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Themed collection HOT articles in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers for 2016

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Ban+2Znn(BO3)n(B2O5)Fn (n = 1, 2): new members of the zincoborate fluoride series with two kinds of isolated B–O units

Two new zincoborate fluorides were firstly reported containing isolated [BO3]3− and [B2O5]4− groups, which are the first examples of two kinds of isolated B–O groups that coexist in one zincoborate halide.

Graphical abstract: Ban+2Znn(BO3)n(B2O5)Fn (n = 1, 2): new members of the zincoborate fluoride series with two kinds of isolated B–O units
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Unprecedented phthalocyanine–porphyrin-fused oligomers with induced chirality nature

As the thus-far reported largest chiral tetrapyrrole-based conjugated systems, phthalocyanine–porphyrin-fused oligomers with induced chirality nature have been designed and isolated.

Graphical abstract: Unprecedented phthalocyanine–porphyrin-fused oligomers with induced chirality nature
Open Access Research Article

Anion-driven tetrel bond-induced engineering of lead(II) architectures with N′-(1-(2-pyridyl)ethylidene)nicotinohydrazide: experimental and theoretical findings

A new series of PbII coordination compounds was assembled with the N′-(1-(2-pyridyl)ethylidene)nicotinohydrazide ligand and various auxiliary inorganic counterions.

Graphical abstract: Anion-driven tetrel bond-induced engineering of lead(ii) architectures with N′-(1-(2-pyridyl)ethylidene)nicotinohydrazide: experimental and theoretical findings
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Assembly of an indium–porphyrin framework JLU-Liu7: a mesoporous metal–organic framework with high gas adsorption and separation of light hydrocarbons

A novel mesoporous indium–porphyrin framework JLU-Liu7 with frl net has been successfully synthesized. It exhibits high performance for gas adsorption and light hydrocarbon separation.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of an indium–porphyrin framework JLU-Liu7: a mesoporous metal–organic framework with high gas adsorption and separation of light hydrocarbons
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Ultrathin few layer oxychalcogenide BiCuSeO nanosheets

Large scale ultrathin (∼3–4 nm thick and ∼1 μm long) few layered (4–5 layers) BiCuSeO nanosheets were synthesised by a facile soft chemical synthesis. BiCuSeO nanosheets exhibit lower lattice thermal conductivity and higher electrical conductivity than that of their bulk counterpart.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin few layer oxychalcogenide BiCuSeO nanosheets
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A post-cyclotetramerization strategy towards novel binuclear phthalocyanine dimers

A new and effective post-cyclotetramerization strategy was developed for the first time towards the synthesis and isolation of a new type of homo/heterodinuclear π-conjugated phthalocyanine dimer sharing one common pyrazine moiety.

Graphical abstract: A post-cyclotetramerization strategy towards novel binuclear phthalocyanine dimers
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Anisotropic Li+ ion conductivity in a large single crystal of a Co(III) coordination complex

Anisotropic Li+ ion conductivity has been observed in a large single crystal of a novel Co(III) coordination complex attributable to the presence of directional ion channels with a suitable size.

Graphical abstract: Anisotropic Li+ ion conductivity in a large single crystal of a Co(iii) coordination complex
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Self-assembly of two supramolecular indium(III) metal–organic frameworks for reversible iodine capture and large band gap change semiconductor behavior

Conjunction of benzimidazole and metal In(III) to construct supramolecular MOFs opens up an ingenious direction for synthesizing materials with multi-functionality.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of two supramolecular indium(iii) metal–organic frameworks for reversible iodine capture and large band gap change semiconductor behavior
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Accurate structure determination of a borosilicate zeolite EMM-26 with two-dimensional 10 × 10 ring channels using rotation electron diffraction

A novel borosilicate zeolite structure was solved from rotation electron diffraction data and preferential boron positions could also be identified.

Graphical abstract: Accurate structure determination of a borosilicate zeolite EMM-26 with two-dimensional 10 × 10 ring channels using rotation electron diffraction
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ZIF-derived in situ nitrogen decorated porous carbons for CO2 capture

A new group of N-doped hierarchical porous carbons with high surface areas, CO2 capacities and CO2/N2 selectivity was prepared using a new mixed-ligand ZIF (JUC-160) as a precursor. The control of the size of JUC-160 crystals from nanometre and micron sizes allowed to study systematically the effect of the parent MOF's crystal size on the derived porous carbon materials.

Graphical abstract: ZIF-derived in situ nitrogen decorated porous carbons for CO2 capture
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Activating Pd nanoparticles on sol–gel prepared porous g-C3N4/SiO2via enlarging the Schottky barrier for efficient dehydrogenation of formic acid

The g-C3N4/SiO2 nanocomposite was prepared via a sol–gel method to activate Pd nanoparticles for hydrogen generation from formic acid.

Graphical abstract: Activating Pd nanoparticles on sol–gel prepared porous g-C3N4/SiO2via enlarging the Schottky barrier for efficient dehydrogenation of formic acid
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A paper-based lanthanide smart device for acid–base vapour detection, anti-counterfeiting and logic operations

A paper-based lanthanide smart device was designed for naked-eye detection of acid–base vapors with quick response and good reversibility; the applications of this device were also expanded to anti-counterfeiting and logic operations.

Graphical abstract: A paper-based lanthanide smart device for acid–base vapour detection, anti-counterfeiting and logic operations
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Efficient concurrent removal of sulfur and nitrogen contents from complex oil mixtures by using polyoxometalate-based composite materials

Efficient and simultaneous deep desulfurization and denitrogenation of complex oil systems under mild conditions is reported using a heterogeneous Tris-LDH-LaW10 catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Efficient concurrent removal of sulfur and nitrogen contents from complex oil mixtures by using polyoxometalate-based composite materials
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Macroscopic porous MnO2 aerogels for supercapacitor electrodes

Supercapacitor electrodes fabricated from macroscopic porous MnO2 aerogels have demonstrated enhanced specific capacitance, high rate capability and excellent cycling durability.

Graphical abstract: Macroscopic porous MnO2 aerogels for supercapacitor electrodes
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Enhanced oxygen evolution reaction of metallic nickel phosphide nanosheets by surface modification

A facile surface modification strategy on metallic Ni2P nanosheets electrocatalyst greatly enhances water oxidation activity.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced oxygen evolution reaction of metallic nickel phosphide nanosheets by surface modification
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A highly flexible and conductive graphene-wrapped carbon nanofiber membrane for high-performance electrocatalytic applications

Graphene-wrapped electrospun carbon nanofiber membranes with greatly improved electrical conductivity have been synthesized through an effective surface-induced assembly strategy.

Graphical abstract: A highly flexible and conductive graphene-wrapped carbon nanofiber membrane for high-performance electrocatalytic applications
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An iron porphyrin-based conjugated network wrapped around carbon nanotubes as a noble-metal-free electrocatalyst for efficient oxygen reduction reaction

This study reported the first system of Fe-porphyrin conjugated network on carbon nanotubes for ORR, which exhibited excellent performance with high catalytic activity, robust stability, and good methanol tolerance.

Graphical abstract: An iron porphyrin-based conjugated network wrapped around carbon nanotubes as a noble-metal-free electrocatalyst for efficient oxygen reduction reaction
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Hollow mesoporous SiO2 sphere nanoarchitectures with encapsulated silver nanoparticles for catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol

Ag@hm-SiO2 nanoreactors with the multi-cores/shell configuration have been successfully synthesized via an effective pre-shell/post-core strategy combined with the laser ablation treatment.

Graphical abstract: Hollow mesoporous SiO2 sphere nanoarchitectures with encapsulated silver nanoparticles for catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol
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Rapid, green and inexpensive synthesis of high quality UiO-66 amino-functionalized materials with exceptional capability for removal of hexavalent chromium from industrial waste

UiO-66-NH2 type materials show excellent capability for removal of Cr(VI) from industrial waste.

Graphical abstract: Rapid, green and inexpensive synthesis of high quality UiO-66 amino-functionalized materials with exceptional capability for removal of hexavalent chromium from industrial waste
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Cu2O clusters grown on TiO2 nanoplates as efficient photocatalysts for hydrogen generation

Ultrafine Cu2O nanoclusters are uniformly grown on the surface of TiO2 nanoplates, giving rise to the enhanced photocatalytic H2 evolution via water reduction.

Graphical abstract: Cu2O clusters grown on TiO2 nanoplates as efficient photocatalysts for hydrogen generation
Open Access Research Article

Effects of hydroxyl group variations on a flavonoid backbone toward modulation of metal-free and metal-induced amyloid-β aggregation

Structural variations of a flavonoid framework noticeably tune the interaction and reactivity of flavonoids with metals, Aβ, and metal–Aβ.

Graphical abstract: Effects of hydroxyl group variations on a flavonoid backbone toward modulation of metal-free and metal-induced amyloid-β aggregation
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Read some of the best research published by Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016. These articles are recommended by ICF referees as being of significant novelty and interest.

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