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Themed collection Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers HOT articles for 2017

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Highly efficient oxygen evolution electrocatalysts prepared by using reduction-engraved ferrites on graphene oxide

A simple and efficient method was explored for synthesizing efficient ferrite-based OER electrocatalysts by using reduction-engraved ultrafine ferrite nanoparticles on a conductive GO support.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient oxygen evolution electrocatalysts prepared by using reduction-engraved ferrites on graphene oxide
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Nitrogen-rich sandwich-like carbon nanosheets as anodes with superior lithium storage properties

Nitrogen-rich sandwich-like carbon nanosheets used as anodes for LIBs exhibited high discharge capacity and remarkable rate capability.

Graphical abstract: Nitrogen-rich sandwich-like carbon nanosheets as anodes with superior lithium storage properties
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Environmentally friendly, aqueous processed ZnO as an efficient electron transport layer for low temperature processed metal–halide perovskite photovoltaics

The aqueous processed ZnO/PCBM modified ETLs enable low-temperature processed, thermally stable and efficient perovskite solar cells showing negligible hysteresis.

Graphical abstract: Environmentally friendly, aqueous processed ZnO as an efficient electron transport layer for low temperature processed metal–halide perovskite photovoltaics
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A new two-dimensional layered germanate with in situ embedded carbon dots for optical temperature sensing

A carbon dots@germanate composite has been synthesized by embedding carbon dots into a double-layered germanate in situ, which exhibits excitation-dependent and temperature-responsive photoluminescence.

Graphical abstract: A new two-dimensional layered germanate with in situ embedded carbon dots for optical temperature sensing
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Encapsulating surface-clean metal nanoparticles inside metal–organic frameworks for enhanced catalysis using a novel γ-ray radiation approach

A facile, efficient and universal γ-radiation strategy has been developed to incorporate surface-clean metal nanoparticles into metal–organic frameworks exhibiting remarkable catalytic activity and stability.

Graphical abstract: Encapsulating surface-clean metal nanoparticles inside metal–organic frameworks for enhanced catalysis using a novel γ-ray radiation approach
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Mononuclear palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes of P,C-donor ligands: synthesis, crystal structures, cytotoxicity, and mechanistic studies of a highly stereoselective Mizoroki–Heck reaction

Pallada- and platinacycle complexes exhibit potential orientations in stereoselective transformations and anticancer metallodrugs.

Graphical abstract: Mononuclear palladium(ii) and platinum(ii) complexes of P,C-donor ligands: synthesis, crystal structures, cytotoxicity, and mechanistic studies of a highly stereoselective Mizoroki–Heck reaction
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Boosting the ultrastable Li storage performance in electron-sponge-like polyoxovanadates by constructing inorganic 3D structures

Mg2(NH4)2V10O28·nH2O with a 3D extended structure tuned by counter cations has been prepared as an active electrode material for a Li ion battery.

Graphical abstract: Boosting the ultrastable Li storage performance in electron-sponge-like polyoxovanadates by constructing inorganic 3D structures
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Bond dissociation energy controlled σ-bond metathesis in alkaline-earth-metal hydride catalyzed dehydrocoupling of amines and boranes: a theoretical study

Alkaline-earth-metal could catalyse the dehydrocoupling procedure of N–H and B–H bond due to the low Ae–H bond energy. The direct σ-bond metathesis procedure is proved to be unfavourable.

Graphical abstract: Bond dissociation energy controlled σ-bond metathesis in alkaline-earth-metal hydride catalyzed dehydrocoupling of amines and boranes: a theoretical study
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An inorganic–organic nanocomposite calix[4]quinone (C4Q)/CMK-3 as a cathode material for high-capacity sodium batteries

A novel high-capacity cathode material C4Q/CMK-3 for SIBs shows an initial discharge capacity of 438 mA h g−1 and a capacity retention of 219.2 mA h g−1 after 50 cycles.

Graphical abstract: An inorganic–organic nanocomposite calix[4]quinone (C4Q)/CMK-3 as a cathode material for high-capacity sodium batteries
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Optimization of thermoelectric properties of n-type Ti, Pb co-doped SnSe

Improved electrical conductivity together with reduced lattice thermal conductivity is achieved for n-type cation-site Ti, Pb co-doped SnSe, resulting in an optimized thermoelectric property.

Graphical abstract: Optimization of thermoelectric properties of n-type Ti, Pb co-doped SnSe
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N-Doped hollow carbon nanosheet supported SnO2 nanoparticles

The novel structure of hollow carbon nanosheets could buffer large strains and prolong the cycle life effectively.

Graphical abstract: N-Doped hollow carbon nanosheet supported SnO2 nanoparticles
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New molecular insights into the stability of Ni–Pd hollow nanoparticles

Molecular dynamics simulations were used to investigate the structural evolution and thermal behavior of Ni–Pd hollow nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: New molecular insights into the stability of Ni–Pd hollow nanoparticles
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Spinel cobalt–manganese oxide supported on non-oxidized carbon nanotubes as a highly efficient oxygen reduction/evolution electrocatalyst

Ultrasmall cobalt–manganese spinel oxide nanoparticles supported on non-oxidized carbon nanotubes were prepared as a highly efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and evolution reactions.

Graphical abstract: Spinel cobalt–manganese oxide supported on non-oxidized carbon nanotubes as a highly efficient oxygen reduction/evolution electrocatalyst
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Investigation on electrochemical behaviors of NiCo2O4 battery-type supercapacitor electrodes: the role of an aqueous electrolyte

The electrochemical performance of the as-synthesized mesoporous NiCo2O4 flower-like products as electrode materials for battery-type supercapacitors is systematically investigated in detail.

Graphical abstract: Investigation on electrochemical behaviors of NiCo2O4 battery-type supercapacitor electrodes: the role of an aqueous electrolyte
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Dielectric and nonlinear optical dual switching in an organic–inorganic hybrid relaxor [(CH3)3PCH2OH][Cd(SCN)3]

[(CH3)3PCH2OH][Cd(SCN)3] exhibits dielectric and nonlinear optical dual switching with reversible phase transition as an organic–inorganic hybrid relaxor.

Graphical abstract: Dielectric and nonlinear optical dual switching in an organic–inorganic hybrid relaxor [(CH3)3PCH2OH][Cd(SCN)3]
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Tuning the optical, electronic and thermal properties of Cu3NbS4−xSex through chemical substitution

Partial sulfur to selenium substitution in Cu3NbS4−xSex enables fully tunable green band gaps with marginal change in the lattice parameter.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the optical, electronic and thermal properties of Cu3NbS4−xSex through chemical substitution
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Li2CdGeSe4 and Li2CdSnSe4: biaxial nonlinear optical materials with strong infrared second-order responses and laser-induced damage thresholds influenced by photoluminescence

Two new biaxial, diamond-like semiconductors, Li2CdGeSe4 and Li2CdSnSe4, were prepared via high-temperature, solid-state synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Li2CdGeSe4 and Li2CdSnSe4: biaxial nonlinear optical materials with strong infrared second-order responses and laser-induced damage thresholds influenced by photoluminescence
Open Access Research Article

Ferroelectricity in bis(ethylammonium) pentachlorobismuthate(III): synthesis, structure, polar and spectroscopic properties

A brief description of the thermal, structural and dielectric properties of bis(ethylammonium) pentachlorobismuthate(III) ferroelectric with Ps that equals to 1.4 μC cm−2 at 180 K is presented.

Graphical abstract: Ferroelectricity in bis(ethylammonium) pentachlorobismuthate(iii): synthesis, structure, polar and spectroscopic properties
Open Access Research Article

Self-sacrificed two-dimensional REO(CH3COO) template-assisted synthesis of ultrathin rare earth oxide nanoplates

Ultrathin RE2O3 nanoplates are synthesized by a hot-injection method via the in situ formed REO(CH3COO) template.

Graphical abstract: Self-sacrificed two-dimensional REO(CH3COO) template-assisted synthesis of ultrathin rare earth oxide nanoplates
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Engineered doxorubicin-calcium@silica nanospheres with tunable degradability for controlled drug delivery

An inorganic nanomedicine based on degradable pure silica is fabricated for controlled drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: Engineered doxorubicin-calcium@silica nanospheres with tunable degradability for controlled drug delivery
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A porous Ni3N nanosheet array as a high-performance non-noble-metal catalyst for urea-assisted electrochemical hydrogen production

The porous Ni3N NA/CC acts as a high-performance and durable electrocatalyst for urea oxidation needing a potential of 1.35 V to drive 10 mA cm−2 water-splitting current in 1.0 M KOH with 0.33 M urea.

Graphical abstract: A porous Ni3N nanosheet array as a high-performance non-noble-metal catalyst for urea-assisted electrochemical hydrogen production
Open Access Research Article

In situ luminescence analysis: a new light on monitoring calcium phosphate phase transitions

In situ luminescence measurements allow monitoring the phase transitions of biologically relevant calcium phosphates with high sensitivity, independent of synchrotron radiation.

Graphical abstract: In situ luminescence analysis: a new light on monitoring calcium phosphate phase transitions
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Tunable design of yolk–shell ZnFe2O4@RGO@TiO2 microspheres for enhanced high-frequency microwave absorption

Yolk–shell ZnFe2O4@RGO@TiO2 microspheres with a tunable void size and TiO2 shell thickness possess enhanced high-frequency microwave absorption properties.

Graphical abstract: Tunable design of yolk–shell ZnFe2O4@RGO@TiO2 microspheres for enhanced high-frequency microwave absorption
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Assembly of four 8-quinolinate-based multinuclear complexes: the effect of substituents on core structures and photoluminescence properties

Four multinuclear complexes with different core structures are synthesized. The core structures and photoluminescence properties of M(II)–quinolinate complexes are controlled by the different substituent groups of ligands.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of four 8-quinolinate-based multinuclear complexes: the effect of substituents on core structures and photoluminescence properties
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Synthesis of yellow mesoporous Ni-doped TiO2 with enhanced photoelectrochemical performance under visible light

Ordered mesoporous Ni-doped TiO2 were synthesized by a multicomponent self-assembly process.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of yellow mesoporous Ni-doped TiO2 with enhanced photoelectrochemical performance under visible light
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Dynamic structural flexibility of Fe-MOF-5 evidenced by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy

57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy reveals unexpected dynamics at the Fe sites in Fe-substituted MOF-5, especially in the presence of nitrogen.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic structural flexibility of Fe-MOF-5 evidenced by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy
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Porous hollow MoS2 microspheres derived from core–shell sulfonated polystyrene microspheres@MoS2 nanosheets for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution

Hollow MoS2 microspheres were constructed using monodisperse sulfonated polystyrene (SPS) as the template, and exhibited excellent HER performance.

Graphical abstract: Porous hollow MoS2 microspheres derived from core–shell sulfonated polystyrene microspheres@MoS2 nanosheets for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution
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Enhancing thermoelectric performance of n-type PbSe via additional meso-scale phonon scattering

By introducing mesostructures, the lattice thermal conductivity at 300 K can be reduced from ∼1.3 W m−1 K−1 to ∼1.2 W m−1 K−1, and ∼0.9 W m−1 K−1 to ∼0.6 W m−1 K−1 at 923 K in an n-type PbSe–PbS system.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing thermoelectric performance of n-type PbSe via additional meso-scale phonon scattering
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Enhanced magnetic anisotropy in a tellurium-coordinated cobalt single-ion magnet

Fine-tuning of the ligand field of a series of four-coordinate Co(II) SIMs, yielding the first tellurium-coordinated SIM.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced magnetic anisotropy in a tellurium-coordinated cobalt single-ion magnet
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Hybrid molecular-inorganic materials: a heterometallic [Ni4Tb] complex grafted on superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles

Ni4Tb SMMs grafted onto superparamagnetic IO-NPs retain their magnetic properties intact on the surface of the magnetic substrate.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid molecular-inorganic materials: a heterometallic [Ni4Tb] complex grafted on superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles
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Energy-efficient electrolytic hydrogen generation using a Cu3P nanoarray as a bifunctional catalyst for hydrazine oxidation and water reduction

A Cu3P nanoarray acts as a durable bifunctional catalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction and hydrazine oxidation reaction with 100 mA cm−2 at 0.72 V in 1.0 M KOH.

Graphical abstract: Energy-efficient electrolytic hydrogen generation using a Cu3P nanoarray as a bifunctional catalyst for hydrazine oxidation and water reduction
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Sandwich-type silicotungstate modified TiO2 microspheres for enhancing light harvesting and reducing electron recombination in dye-sensitized solar cells

Sandwich-type silicotungstates have been applied in DSSCs where an 0.8% Ni4 modified photoanode exhibited the best performance in enhancing light harvesting and reducing electron recombination.

Graphical abstract: Sandwich-type silicotungstate modified TiO2 microspheres for enhancing light harvesting and reducing electron recombination in dye-sensitized solar cells
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Encapsulation of an iridium complex in a metal–organic framework to give a composite with efficient white light emission

A blue-emitting MOF served as a host for encapsulating yellow-emitting iridium complex to obtain white light and was used in WLEDs.

Graphical abstract: Encapsulation of an iridium complex in a metal–organic framework to give a composite with efficient white light emission
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Exfoliated clay nanosheets as an efficient additive for improving the electrode functionality of graphene-based nanocomposites

A remarkable enhancement of the LIB electrode activity of graphene-based nanocomposites can be achieved via the incorporation of clay nanosheets.

Graphical abstract: Exfoliated clay nanosheets as an efficient additive for improving the electrode functionality of graphene-based nanocomposites
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S,N-Containing Co-MOF derived Co9S8@S,N-doped carbon materials as efficient oxygen electrocatalysts and supercapacitor electrode materials

Co9S8@S,N-doped carbon materials derived from S,N-containing Co-MOFs exhibited superior performance as bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts and supercapacitor electrode materials.

Graphical abstract: S,N-Containing Co-MOF derived Co9S8@S,N-doped carbon materials as efficient oxygen electrocatalysts and supercapacitor electrode materials
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Structural stability and thermoelectric properties of cation- and anion-doped Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6

The structural stability of undoped and doped (Sb, Bi, Ca, Zn) Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6 is investigated by high resolution synchrotron PXRD and related to measured physical properties, revealing a stabilizing effect of cation doping.

Graphical abstract: Structural stability and thermoelectric properties of cation- and anion-doped Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6
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Fabrication of morphology-preserved microporous carbon from a zeolitic-like porous coordination polymer

A new zeolitic-like microporous coordination polymer (PCP), [Zn2(L)·2H2O]·xguest, was firstly converted to morphology-preserved carbon rods with exclusive micropores and a large surface area for selective gas capture.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of morphology-preserved microporous carbon from a zeolitic-like porous coordination polymer
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