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Synthetic chemistry fuels interdisciplinary approaches to the production of artemisinin

In the developing world, multi-drug resistant malaria is an epidemic that claims the lives of 1–3 million people per year. Artemisinin, a naturally occurring small molecule, is a valuable weapon in the fight against this disease. This review highlights interdisciplinary efforts to access artemisinin, with an emphasis on the key role of synthetic chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic chemistry fuels interdisciplinary approaches to the production of artemisinin
Open Access Minireview

Asymmetric 18F-fluorination for applications in positron emission tomography

To date, both transition metal complexes and organomediators have been employed for enantiocontrolled 18F-incorporation as an alternative to conventional resolution of SN2-based radiochemistry.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric 18F-fluorination for applications in positron emission tomography
From the themed collection: Global challenges: Health & Food
Open Access Feature Article

Lipopeptides: from self-assembly to bioactivity

This Feature Article discusses several classes of lipopeptide with important biomedical applications as antimicrobial and antifungal agents, in immune therapies and in personal care applications among others.

Graphical abstract: Lipopeptides: from self-assembly to bioactivity
Open Access Feature Article

Ring-opening copolymerization (ROCOP): synthesis and properties of polyesters and polycarbonates

This feature article highlights the opportunities presented by ring-opening copolymerization (ROCOP) as a controlled route to prepare polyesters and polycarbonates.

Graphical abstract: Ring-opening copolymerization (ROCOP): synthesis and properties of polyesters and polycarbonates
Feature Article

Pyridynes and indolynes as building blocks for functionalized heterocycles and natural products

This feature article showcases the use of pyridynes and indolynes to construct functionalized heterocycles and complex natural products.

Graphical abstract: Pyridynes and indolynes as building blocks for functionalized heterocycles and natural products
Review Article

Filling the gap between the quantum and classical worlds of nanoscale magnetism: giant molecular aggregates based on paramagnetic 3d metal ions

The syntheses, structures and magnetic properties of giant molecular 3d and 3d/4f paramagnetic metal clusters are surveyed. Such complexes combine fascinating crystal structures, interesting magnetic properties and sizes comparable to those of classical magnetic nanoparticles providing a powerful bottom-up approach to nanoscale magnetic materials.

Graphical abstract: Filling the gap between the quantum and classical worlds of nanoscale magnetism: giant molecular aggregates based on paramagnetic 3d metal ions
Review Article

Alkaline earths as main group reagents in molecular catalysis

The past decade has witnessed some remarkable advances in our appreciation of the structural and reaction chemistry of the heavier alkaline earth (Ae = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) elements.

Graphical abstract: Alkaline earths as main group reagents in molecular catalysis
From the themed collection: Modern Main Group Chemistry
Review Article

Routes to tin chalcogenide materials as thin films or nanoparticles: a potentially important class of semiconductor for sustainable solar energy conversion

A review of synthetic routes to tin chalcogenides and CTZS, promising materials for sustainable photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: Routes to tin chalcogenide materials as thin films or nanoparticles: a potentially important class of semiconductor for sustainable solar energy conversion
Review Article

Molecule-based magnetic coolers

Improving the cooling power of the magnetic materials through sophisticated molecular design is viable, with a huge expansion in this area in recent years. This review provides an overview of recent developments and suggests some possible future directions.

Graphical abstract: Molecule-based magnetic coolers
Open Access Tutorial Review

Natural product modulators of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels as potential anti-cancer agents

Natural products provide privileged scaffolds for transient receptor potential (TRP) channel engagement and a source for chemical probe and/or lead development.

Graphical abstract: Natural product modulators of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels as potential anti-cancer agents
From the themed collection: 2016 Emerging Investigators
Tutorial Review

De novo designed peptides for biological applications

A wide variety of de novo designed building blocks (or tectons) can be used to produce both fibrous, effectively infinite, and discrete materials with potential biological applications.

Graphical abstract: De novo designed peptides for biological applications
From the themed collection: Small molecules in biology
Tutorial Review

The frequently overlooked importance of solvent in free radical syntheses

Many radical reactions exhibit large kinetic solvent effects that have to be carefully considered if good product yields are to be achieved.

Graphical abstract: The frequently overlooked importance of solvent in free radical syntheses
Communication

Sensitive SERS nanotags for use with 1550 nm (retina-safe) laser excitation

1550 nm SERS nanotags have been developed to provide effective SERS with picomolar detection limits when excited with a retina-safe laser.

Graphical abstract: Sensitive SERS nanotags for use with 1550 nm (retina-safe) laser excitation
From the themed collection: Recent HOT articles
Communication

Facile kinetic induction of a dihydropyridide to pyrrolide ring contraction

A sterically demanding N-aryl carbodiimide reacts with magnesium 1,4-dihydropyridides to initiate heterocyclic ring contraction and pyrrolide formation under unprecedentedly mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Facile kinetic induction of a dihydropyridide to pyrrolide ring contraction
Communication

Theoretical rationalisation for the mechanism of N-heterocyclic carbene-halide reductive elimination at CuIII, AgIII and AuIII

A dichotomy in carbon versus bromide reductive elimination in CuIII–NHC complexes is rationalized by computational methods (DFT).

Graphical abstract: Theoretical rationalisation for the mechanism of N-heterocyclic carbene-halide reductive elimination at CuIII, AgIII and AuIII
Communication

Synthesis and characterization of a novel N–F reagent derived from the ethano-Tröger's base: 1JFN coupling constants as a signature for the N–F bond

Methylation followed by fluorination of the ethano-Tröger's base affords a novel N–F reagent more reactive than Selectfluor bis(tetrafluoroborate). This study provides 1JFN coupling constants to characterize the N–F group.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of a novel N–F reagent derived from the ethano-Tröger's base: 1JFN coupling constants as a signature for the N–F bond
Open Access Communication

Mixed-monolayer glyconanoparticles for the detection of cholera toxin by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) is detected sensitively in samples of synthetic freshwater by measuring changes in the SERS intensity of the glyconanoparticles upon their binding of CTB and subsequently aggregating. The particles are coated in both galactose and sialic acid.

Graphical abstract: Mixed-monolayer glyconanoparticles for the detection of cholera toxin by surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy
Open Access Communication

Highly efficient planar perovskite solar cells through band alignment engineering

Planar perovskite solar cells exhibit a conduction band misalignment of the perovskite with TiO2, but not with SnO2. The system using the latter yielded power conversion efficiencies over 18%.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient planar perovskite solar cells through band alignment engineering
Open Access Communication

An extended framework of cages formed of pre-synthesised and functionalised heterometallic cages

A metal–organic framework is reported which is formed from reacting a heterometallic ring, which is functionalised to act as a 4,4′-bipyridyl linear linker, and an oxo-centred metal-triangle.

Graphical abstract: An extended framework of cages formed of pre-synthesised and functionalised heterometallic cages
Communication

One-pot synthesis of super-bright fluorescent nanogel contrast agents containing a dithiomaleimide fluorophore

Fluorescent nanogels with radii ranging from 12–17 nm, high quantum yield, concentration-independent emission, and fluorescent lifetimes of ca. 25 ns have been synthesised in a one-pot process.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of super-bright fluorescent nanogel contrast agents containing a dithiomaleimide fluorophore
Open Access Communication

Production of few-layer phosphorene by liquid exfoliation of black phosphorus

We report the liquid exfoliation of black phosphorus to form few-layer phosphorene nanosheets.

Graphical abstract: Production of few-layer phosphorene by liquid exfoliation of black phosphorus
Open Access Communication

Iron-catalysed, general and operationally simple formal hydrogenation using Fe(OTf)3 and NaBH4

An operationally simple and environmentally benign formal hydrogenation protocol has been developed using a highly abundant iron(III) salt and an inexpensive, bench stable, stoichiometric reductant, NaBH4, in ethanol, under ambient conditions.

Graphical abstract: Iron-catalysed, general and operationally simple formal hydrogenation using Fe(OTf)3 and NaBH4
Communication

Na0.67Mn1−xMgxO2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2): a high capacity cathode for sodium-ion batteries

Earth-abundant Na0.67[Mn1−xMgx]O2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2) cathode materials with the P2 structure have been synthesized as positive electrodes for sodium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Na0.67Mn1−xMgxO2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.2): a high capacity cathode for sodium-ion batteries
Communication

Bifunctional coumarin derivatives that inhibit transthyretin amyloidogenesis and serve as fluorescent transthyretin folding sensors

Two coumarin derivatives obtained by structure-based design are potent transthyretin kinetic stabilizers (amyloid inhibitors) and sensitive fluorescent transthyretin folding sensors.

Graphical abstract: Bifunctional coumarin derivatives that inhibit transthyretin amyloidogenesis and serve as fluorescent transthyretin folding sensors
Open Access Communication

Quantized friction across ionic liquid thin films

Integer numbers of ion layers give rise to discrete friction regimes.

Graphical abstract: Quantized friction across ionic liquid thin films
Communication

Highly sensitive, operationally simple, cost/time effective detection of the mycolactones from the human pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans

A boronate-assisted fluorogenic chemosensor in a solid phase is developed, selectively to detect the mycolactones produced by the human pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans.

Graphical abstract: Highly sensitive, operationally simple, cost/time effective detection of the mycolactones from the human pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans
Communication

Skeletal diversity construction via a branching synthetic strategy

A branching synthetic strategy was used to efficiently generate structurally diverse scaffolds, which span a broad area of chemical descriptor space, and their biological activity against MRSA was demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Skeletal diversity construction via a branching synthetic strategy
Open Access Edge Article

Direct observation by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy of the bright and the dark excited states of the [Ru(phen)2(dppz)]2+ light-switch compound in solution and when bound to DNA

Strikingly different TRIR spectra are recorded for the complex in D2O or CD3CN or when DNA-bound.

Graphical abstract: Direct observation by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy of the bright and the dark excited states of the [Ru(phen)2(dppz)]2+ light-switch compound in solution and when bound to DNA
Open Access Edge Article

Imposing control on self-assembly: rational design and synthesis of a mixed-metal, mixed-ligand coordination cage containing four types of component

A stepwise assembly method, using a combination of kinetically inert and kinetically labile components, allows formation of a coordination cage based on four types of component with each component directed to a specific site.

Graphical abstract: Imposing control on self-assembly: rational design and synthesis of a mixed-metal, mixed-ligand coordination cage containing four types of component
Open Access Edge Article

Isolation of cationic and neutral (allenylidene)(carbene) and bis(allenylidene)gold complexes

The one-electron reduction of a cationic (allenylidene)[cyclic(alkyl)(amino)carbene]gold(I) complex leads to the corresponding neutral, paramagnetic, formally gold(0) complex.

Graphical abstract: Isolation of cationic and neutral (allenylidene)(carbene) and bis(allenylidene)gold complexes
Open Access Edge Article

An optoelectronic nose for identification of explosives

A portable optoelectronic nose for the identification of explosives uses a highly cross-reactive colorimetric sensor array and a handheld scanner.

Graphical abstract: An optoelectronic nose for identification of explosives
Open Access Edge Article

Importance of dipole moments and ambient polarity for the conformation of Xaa–Pro moieties – a combined experimental and theoretical study

The trans : cis isomer ratio of Xaa–Pro bonds is significantly affected by the polarity of the environment. Computational and NMR spectroscopic studies revealed an intricate balance between polarity effects and interactions of carbonyl groups.

Graphical abstract: Importance of dipole moments and ambient polarity for the conformation of Xaa–Pro moieties – a combined experimental and theoretical study
From the themed collection: ISACS16: Challenges in Chemical Biology
Open Access Edge Article

Stereocontrolled protein surface recognition using chiral oligoamide proteomimetic foldamers

An oligoamide helix mimicking foldamer with well-defined conformation is shown to recognize its target protein hDM2 in a manner that depends upon the composition, spatial projection and stereochemistry of functional groups appended to the scaffold.

Graphical abstract: Stereocontrolled protein surface recognition using chiral oligoamide proteomimetic foldamers
From the themed collection: Global challenges: Health & Food
Open Access Edge Article

Thymine functionalised porphyrins, synthesis and heteromolecular surface-based self-assembly

The synthesis and surface-based self-assembly of thymine-functionalised porphyrins is described.

Graphical abstract: Thymine functionalised porphyrins, synthesis and heteromolecular surface-based self-assembly
Open Access Edge Article

A catalytic role for methionine revealed by a combination of computation and experiments on phosphite dehydrogenase

Novel role for methionine in enzyme catalysis.

Graphical abstract: A catalytic role for methionine revealed by a combination of computation and experiments on phosphite dehydrogenase
Edge Article

Tactics for probing aryne reactivity: mechanistic studies of silicon–oxygen bond cleavage during the trapping of (HDDA-generated) benzynes by silyl ethers

Mechanistic features of the trapping reaction of an HDDA-generated aryne by pendant silyl ethers were probed using, e.g., an intramolecular clock reaction (cf. k2).

Graphical abstract: Tactics for probing aryne reactivity: mechanistic studies of silicon–oxygen bond cleavage during the trapping of (HDDA-generated) benzynes by silyl ethers
Paper

Structure and bonding of group 4-nickel heterobimetallics supported by 2-(diphenylphosphino)pyrrolide ligands

The synthesis of a full series of group 4/nickel complexes supported by a 2-(diphenylphosphino)pyrrolide (NP) ligand is reported.

Graphical abstract: Structure and bonding of group 4-nickel heterobimetallics supported by 2-(diphenylphosphino)pyrrolide ligands
From the themed collection: New Talent: Americas
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Quantitative analysis of trace palladium contamination in solution using electrochemical X-ray fluorescence (EC-XRF)

Electrochemical X-ray fluorescence for the quantitative analysis of trace level Pd in solution in the presence of excess electroactive species.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative analysis of trace palladium contamination in solution using electrochemical X-ray fluorescence (EC-XRF)
Open Access Paper

A novel design strategy for nanoparticles on nanopatterns: interferometric lithographic patterning of Mms6 biotemplated magnetic nanoparticles

Top-down surface patterning technique, interferometric lithography, is combined with bottom-up magnetite nanoparticle biomineralisation using Mms6 to form magnetic nanoscale arrays.

Graphical abstract: A novel design strategy for nanoparticles on nanopatterns: interferometric lithographic patterning of Mms6 biotemplated magnetic nanoparticles
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Circular extinction of plasmonic silver nanocaps and gas sensing

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The logical and psychological structure of physical chemistry and its relevance to graduate students' opinions about the difficulties of the major areas of the subject

Open Access Paper

Phosphorescence quenching of fac-tris(2-phenylpyridyl)iridium(III) complexes in thin films on dielectric surfaces

Surface quenching of triplet excitons at the film interface is investigated in iridium-cored phosphorescent dendrimer films.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorescence quenching of fac-tris(2-phenylpyridyl)iridium(iii) complexes in thin films on dielectric surfaces
Paper

Molecular design for growth of supramolecular membranes with hierarchical structure

Computational and experimental investigation of interfacial self-assembly between peptide amphiphiles and polyelectrolytes into microstructured membranes.

Graphical abstract: Molecular design for growth of supramolecular membranes with hierarchical structure
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Antibacterial properties of Cu–ZrO2 thin films prepared via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition

The antibacterial properties of a Cu–ZrO2 film grown via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition are presented.

Graphical abstract: Antibacterial properties of Cu–ZrO2 thin films prepared via aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition
Paper

Exciton–exciton annihilation and relaxation pathways in semiconducting carbon nanotubes

After non-linear annihilation in semiconducting carbon nanotubes a doubly-excited exciton relaxes directly to its E11 state bypassing the intermediate E22 manifold.

Graphical abstract: Exciton–exciton annihilation and relaxation pathways in semiconducting carbon nanotubes
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Monitoring guanine photo-oxidation by enantiomerically resolved Ru(II) dipyridophenazine complexes using inosine-substituted oligonucleotides

From the themed collection: Supramolecular Photochemistry
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Assessing the stability of a proficiency test material by participant-blind re-use after a period of storage

Stability of a reference material characterised by proficiency test is monitored inexpensively by a participant-blind issue of the same material in two rounds of the test separated by a suitable period.

Graphical abstract: Assessing the stability of a proficiency test material by participant-blind re-use after a period of storage
Open Access Paper

Exploration of the HIF-1α/p300 interface using peptide and Adhiron phage display technologies

A range of experimental approaches are used to understand the HIF-1α/p300 interface – an important anticancer drug development target – in greater detail.

Graphical abstract: Exploration of the HIF-1α/p300 interface using peptide and Adhiron phage display technologies
From the themed collection: Chemical Biology in Molecular BioSystems
Open Access Paper

Unraveling the complexity of protein backbone dynamics with combined 13C and 15N solid-state NMR relaxation measurements

Combined analysis of 13C′ and 15N R1 and R relaxation rates measured at two magnetic fields leads to improved modeling of backbone dynamics in crystalline protein and provides unique insights into how the same motions contribute differently to relaxation rates in solution and solid state.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling the complexity of protein backbone dynamics with combined 13C and 15N solid-state NMR relaxation measurements
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On the nature of niobium substitution in niobium doped titania thin films by AACVD and its impact on electrical and optical properties

Niobium doped TiO2 thin films were deposited on silica coated glass substrate using aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD) from hexane solution, at 500 °C.

Graphical abstract: On the nature of niobium substitution in niobium doped titania thin films by AACVD and its impact on electrical and optical properties
Paper

Understanding corrosion inhibition with van der Waals DFT methods: the case of benzotriazole

From the themed collection: Corrosion Chemistry
Paper

Life cycle inventory improvement in the pharmaceutical sector: assessment of the sustainability combining PMI and LCA tools

Pharmaceutical chemicals are complex, high value added products that typically impose significantly greater impacts on the environment per kilogram compared to basic chemicals.

Graphical abstract: Life cycle inventory improvement in the pharmaceutical sector: assessment of the sustainability combining PMI and LCA tools
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A dual radiolabelling approach for tracking metal complexes: investigating the speciation of copper bis(thiosemicarbazonates) in vitro and in vivo

A pair of [123I]/[64Cu]-copper bis(thiosemicarbazonates), radiolabelled at either the metal or at the ligand, was used to examine the roles of the copper metal and the ligand in the in vitro and in vivo behaviour of this class of hypoxia PET imaging agent.

Graphical abstract: A dual radiolabelling approach for tracking metal complexes: investigating the speciation of copper bis(thiosemicarbazonates) in vitro and in vivo
Open Access Paper

Continuous catalytic upgrading of ethanol to n-butanol and >C4 products over Cu/CeO2 catalysts in supercritical CO2

Direct production of BuOH from EtOH is compared over four Cu catalysts, supported on different solid acids. The activity of these catalysts to perform the Guerbet reaction was assessed using a continuous flow reactor and the effect of using scCO2 was also monitored. Cu on high surface area CeO2 showed the best activity for BuOH formation, with yields above 30%.

Graphical abstract: Continuous catalytic upgrading of ethanol to n-butanol and >C4 products over Cu/CeO2 catalysts in supercritical CO2
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Selective NaOH-catalysed hydration of aromatic nitriles to amides

The selective synthesis of aromatic and heteroaromatic amides through base-catalysed hydration of nitriles was achieved using inexpensive and commercially available NaOH as the only catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Selective NaOH-catalysed hydration of aromatic nitriles to amides
Paper

Mapping atomic motions with ultrabright electrons: towards fundamental limits in space-time resolution

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Taking a hard line with biotemplating: cobalt-doped magnetite magnetic nanoparticle arrays

A cysteine-mutated biomineralisation protein (Mms6) patterned onto gold biotemplates magnetic nanoparticle arrays of magnetite and higher coercivity cobalt-doped magnetite. This demonstrates an adaptable, green approach for the future of nanofabrication.

Graphical abstract: Taking a hard line with biotemplating: cobalt-doped magnetite magnetic nanoparticle arrays
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In situ Fe K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy study during cycling of Li2FeSiO4 and Li2.2Fe0.9SiO4 Li ion battery materials

The valence and local structures of Fe during battery cycling of Li2FeSiO4 and Li2.2Fe0.9SiO4 are studied by in situ (XAS) measurements.

Graphical abstract: In situ Fe K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy study during cycling of Li2FeSiO4 and Li2.2Fe0.9SiO4 Li ion battery materials
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Ethylene polymerisation using solid catalysts based on layered double hydroxides

We report here the use of methylaluminoxane (MAO) modified aqueous miscible organic solvent treated (AMOST) layered double hydroxide, Mg6Al2(OH)16CO3·4H2O (AMO-Mg3Al-CO3) as a catalyst support system for the slurry phase polymerisation of ethylene using immobilised metallocene and non-metallocene metal complexes.

Graphical abstract: Ethylene polymerisation using solid catalysts based on layered double hydroxides
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Epitope topography controls bioactivity in supramolecular nanofibers

Bioactivity of RGDS epitopes presented on the surface of the supramolecular nanofibers is highly dependent on their spatial presentation, which dictates the interaction with cell-surface integrin receptors.

Graphical abstract: Epitope topography controls bioactivity in supramolecular nanofibers
Paper

Regulating exocytosis of nanoparticles via host–guest chemistry

Regulating exocytosis of AuNPs by using host–guest interactions between AuNPs and CB[7] molecules.

Graphical abstract: Regulating exocytosis of nanoparticles via host–guest chemistry
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A route to convert CO2: synthesis of 3,4,5-trisubstituted oxazolones

CO2 can react with various propargylic amines to form 3,4,5-trisubstituted oxazolones catalyzed by the active, selective and stable ionic liquids.

Graphical abstract: A route to convert CO2: synthesis of 3,4,5-trisubstituted oxazolones
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Probing a chemical compass: novel variants of low-frequency reaction yield detected magnetic resonance

We present a new spectroscopic technique to characterise a model chemical compass. The data obtained inform the interpretation of animal behaviour studies into the origin of avian magnetoreception.

Graphical abstract: Probing a chemical compass: novel variants of low-frequency reaction yield detected magnetic resonance
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The first airborne comparison of N2O5 measurements over the UK using a CIMS and BBCEAS during the RONOCO campaign

An assessment of simultaneous airborne measurements of dinitrogen pentoxide by a CIMS and BBCEAS.

Graphical abstract: The first airborne comparison of N2O5 measurements over the UK using a CIMS and BBCEAS during the RONOCO campaign
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Cross-strand histidine–aromatic interactions enhance acyl-transfer rates in beta-hairpin peptide catalysts

A His–aryl interaction in a beta-hairpin catalyst provides rate enhancements of up to 18 000 for acyl transfer catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Cross-strand histidine–aromatic interactions enhance acyl-transfer rates in beta-hairpin peptide catalysts
Open Access Paper

High-resolution imaging with SEM/T-SEM, EDX and SAM as a combined methodical approach for morphological and elemental analyses of single engineered nanoparticles

A quick, comprehensive surface/bulk analysis of mesoporous and coated nanoparticles by (T-)SEM, EDX and SAM.

Graphical abstract: High-resolution imaging with SEM/T-SEM, EDX and SAM as a combined methodical approach for morphological and elemental analyses of single engineered nanoparticles
Open Access Paper

Exploring the mechanism of the hydroboration of alkenes by amine–boranes catalysed by [Rh(xantphos)]+

The [Rh(xantphos)]+ fragment acts as an effective catalyst for the hydroboration of the alkene TBE (tert-butyl ethene) using the amine–borane H3B·NMe3 at low (0.5 mol%) catalyst loadings to give the linear product.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the mechanism of the hydroboration of alkenes by amine–boranes catalysed by [Rh(xantphos)]+
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Preparation and characterisation of high-density ionic liquids incorporating halobismuthate anions

1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrahalobismuthates. Chlorobismuthates are colourless. Upon substitution of chloride for bromide or iodide the liquids become progressively more yellow or red.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and characterisation of high-density ionic liquids incorporating halobismuthate anions
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A heterogeneous water oxidation catalyst from dicobalt octacarbonyl and 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane

A cobalt-based material catalyzes anodic water oxidation in neutral and alkaline solutions, and is most active in borate electrolyte.

Graphical abstract: A heterogeneous water oxidation catalyst from dicobalt octacarbonyl and 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane
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High throughput screening of organic residues in archaeological potsherds using direct acidified methanol extraction

The variable properties of archaeological pottery and complex chemical nature of absorbed organic residues deposited during use demands new analytical methods to answer major questions concerning how people lived in the past.

Graphical abstract: High throughput screening of organic residues in archaeological potsherds using direct acidified methanol extraction
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About this collection

In celebration of the 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes and Awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio – these articles are free to access until 5 August 2016. A full list of winners and more information about Royal Society of Chemistry Prizes and Awards can be found at: rsc.li/awards-prizes-2016

Why not also have a look at last year’s collection of articles by our 2015 winners – http://rsc.li/rscwinners2015-collection

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