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Contributors to the Emerging Investigators Collection 2021

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Engineering bacterial surface interactions using DNA as a programmable material

The research of using DNA as a programmable material for engineering bacterial interactions is just emerging. DNA nanotechnology offers perhaps the most deliberate approach to develop bacteria-based live materials with unprecedented functions.

Graphical abstract: Engineering bacterial surface interactions using DNA as a programmable material
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An upper bound visualization of design trade-offs in adsorbent materials for gas separations: alkene/alkane adsorbents

An online database and bound visualizations for researchers to understand design trade-offs and identify candidate materials for gas adsorption separations.

Graphical abstract: An upper bound visualization of design trade-offs in adsorbent materials for gas separations: alkene/alkane adsorbents
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
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Nanoparticle-based non-viral CRISPR delivery for enhanced immunotherapy

This review highlights recent development of non-viral carrier based CRISPR system delivery to achieve gene editing in various immune cells for enhanced immunotherapy.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle-based non-viral CRISPR delivery for enhanced immunotherapy
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Bio-inspired structural colors and their applications

Structural colors, generated by the interaction of interference, diffraction, and scattering between incident light and periodic nanostructured surfaces with features of the same scale with incident visible light wavelengths, have recently attracted intense interest.

Graphical abstract: Bio-inspired structural colors and their applications
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Open Access Feature Article

Oxide nanowire microfluidics addressing previously-unattainable analytical methods for biomolecules towards liquid biopsy

Nanowire microfluidics using a combination of self-assembly and nanofabrication technologies is expected to provide bioanalytical methods for liquid biopsy, which are impossible to achieve with conventional technologies.

Graphical abstract: Oxide nanowire microfluidics addressing previously-unattainable analytical methods for biomolecules towards liquid biopsy
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
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Recent advances in the synthesis of N-heteroarenes via catalytic dehydrogenation of N-heterocycles

Recent advances in the transition metal-catalyzed dehydrogenation of N-heteroaromatics are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the synthesis of N-heteroarenes via catalytic dehydrogenation of N-heterocycles
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Chiral nanotubes self-assembled from discrete non-covalent macrocycles

Transference of chiral information from monomers to supramolecular nanotubes through the self-assembly of discrete non-covalent macrocycles.

Graphical abstract: Chiral nanotubes self-assembled from discrete non-covalent macrocycles
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Asymmetric hydrogenation of O-/N-functional group substituted arenes

This feature article focuses on the progress in catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation and transfer hydrogenation of O/N substituted arenes.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric hydrogenation of O-/N-functional group substituted arenes
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Nanoscale covalent organic frameworks: from controlled synthesis to cancer therapy

The controlled synthesis methods and the applications of nanoscale covalent organic frameworks in cancer therapy are summarized in this feature article.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale covalent organic frameworks: from controlled synthesis to cancer therapy
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Thermal management materials for energy-efficient and sustainable future buildings

State-of-the-art materials design, structural engineering and computational modeling, and new opportunities to develop sustainable and energy-efficient thermal management materials for future smart buildings.

Graphical abstract: Thermal management materials for energy-efficient and sustainable future buildings
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Trends in non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) development

The transition towards safer and more sustainable production of polymers has led to a growing body of academic research into non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs) as potential replacements for conventional, isocyanate-based polyurethane materials.

Graphical abstract: Trends in non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU) development
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Amidinium⋯carboxylate frameworks: predictable, robust, water-stable hydrogen bonded materials

This feature article describes the development of hydrogen bonded frameworks assembled using amidinium∙∙∙carboxylate hydrogen bonds, and discusses their structures, stabilities and applications.

Graphical abstract: Amidinium⋯carboxylate frameworks: predictable, robust, water-stable hydrogen bonded materials
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Molecular structures and magnetic properties of endohedral metallofullerenes

Endohedral metallofullerenes are fascinating materials. Recent progress on molecular structures and magnetic properties of metallofullerenes is summarized in this feature article.

Graphical abstract: Molecular structures and magnetic properties of endohedral metallofullerenes
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Prodrug strategy for enhanced therapy of central nervous system disease

Prodrug strategies to overcome BBB.

Graphical abstract: Prodrug strategy for enhanced therapy of central nervous system disease
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Recent advances in palladium-catalyzed (hetero)annulation of C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bonds with ambiphilic organo(pseudo)halides

Palladium has proven to be effective in catalyzing the (hetero)annulation of C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bonds with ambiphilic organo(pseudo)halides, as summarized in this Feature Article.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in palladium-catalyzed (hetero)annulation of C [[double bond, length as m-dash]] C bonds with ambiphilic organo(pseudo)halides
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Wearable triboelectric nanogenerators for heart rate monitoring

Triboelectric nanogenerator emerges as a cost-effective biotechnology that could convert the subtle skin deformation caused by arterial pressure fluctuation into high voltage output, creating electrical signals with an extremely high signal-to-noise ratio for high-fidelity continuous pulse waveform monitoring.

Graphical abstract: Wearable triboelectric nanogenerators for heart rate monitoring
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Experimental determination of charge carrier dynamics in carbon nitride heterojunctions

We review the current understanding of charge carrier dynamics in carbon nitride heterojunctions and highlight open questions in the field.

Graphical abstract: Experimental determination of charge carrier dynamics in carbon nitride heterojunctions
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Computational modeling of dynein motor proteins at work

Computational modeling of the mechanochemical cycle of dynein motor proteins.

Graphical abstract: Computational modeling of dynein motor proteins at work
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

An end-on bis(μ-hydroxido) dimanganese(II,III) azide complex for C–H bond and O–H bond activation reactions

The C–H bond and O–H bond activation reaction by the bis(μ-hydroxido) dimanganese complex occurred via H-atom abstraction in a concerted manner.

Graphical abstract: An end-on bis(μ-hydroxido) dimanganese(ii,iii) azide complex for C–H bond and O–H bond activation reactions
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

On the origin of chaotrope-modulated electrocatalytic activity of cytochrome c at electrified aqueous|organic interfaces

Aqueous chaotropes accelerate the electrocatalytic activity of adsorbed cytochrome c towards reactive oxygen species (ROS) production at electrified aqueous|organic interfaces.

Graphical abstract: On the origin of chaotrope-modulated electrocatalytic activity of cytochrome c at electrified aqueous|organic interfaces
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

N-Oxides amplify catalyst reactivity and isoselectivity in the ring-opening polymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone

Experiments and computations establish that donor electronics control activity, while donor sterics control catalyst deactivation.

Graphical abstract: N-Oxides amplify catalyst reactivity and isoselectivity in the ring-opening polymerization of rac-β-butyrolactone
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Iterative step-growth synthesis and degradation of unimolecular polyviologens under mild conditions

An iterative step-growth synthesis up to 26 viologen subunits is established for unimolecular polyviologens on a gram scale. Facile degradation of the polyviologens under mildly basic conditions was demonstrated in solution and in hydrogel networks.

Graphical abstract: Iterative step-growth synthesis and degradation of unimolecular polyviologens under mild conditions
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Fully soft organic electrochemical transistor enabling direct skin-mountable electrophysiological signal amplification

Fully soft organic electrochemical transistors and a skin-mountable electrophysiological signal amplifier were developed by all soft components based on, particularly stretchable PEDOT:PSS enabled by crosslinking between PEG and DVS.

Graphical abstract: Fully soft organic electrochemical transistor enabling direct skin-mountable electrophysiological signal amplification
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Ultrasound-triggered hydrogel formation through thiol–norbornene reactions

An ultrasound-initiated thiol–norbornene reaction has been applied to fabricate hydrogels, and the ultrasound conditions in determining the properties of hydrogels have been systematically investigated.

Graphical abstract: Ultrasound-triggered hydrogel formation through thiol–norbornene reactions
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Colorimetric detection of acidic pesticides in water

A water stable, porphyrin-based metal–organic framework as a colorimetric sensor for the detection of acidic pesticides.

Graphical abstract: Colorimetric detection of acidic pesticides in water
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Potential-dependent C–C coupling mechanism and activity of C2 formation in the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 on defective Cu(100) surfaces

The mechanism of C2 formation is potential-dependent in the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 on several defective Cu(100) surfaces, and a nonmonotonic trend is observed between the effective free energy barriers and the average coordination numbers.

Graphical abstract: Potential-dependent C–C coupling mechanism and activity of C2 formation in the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 on defective Cu(100) surfaces
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Ferrocene metallopolymers of intrinsic microporosity (MPIMs)

Ferrocene-containing polymers can simultaneously possess porosity, solubility, and intrachain electronic communication.

Graphical abstract: Ferrocene metallopolymers of intrinsic microporosity (MPIMs)
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Layer-by-layer assembly of multi-layered droplet interface bilayers (multi-DIBs)

We report a new easily customisable droplet-based method to produce droplet interface bilayers with multiple layers.

Graphical abstract: Layer-by-layer assembly of multi-layered droplet interface bilayers (multi-DIBs)
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

The effect of the particle size on Fischer–Tropsch synthesis for ZSM-5 zeolite supported cobalt-based catalysts

The highly selective synthesis of various middle distillate fuels including gasoline, jet fuel and diesel range hydrocarbons is achieved for hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolite supported cobalt catalysts with different cobalt particle sizes for syngas conversion.

Graphical abstract: The effect of the particle size on Fischer–Tropsch synthesis for ZSM-5 zeolite supported cobalt-based catalysts
Open Access Communication

Rational engineering of Luminiphilus syltensis (R)-selective amine transaminase for the acceptance of bulky substrates

The rationally designed variant V37A of L. syltensis (R)-selective transaminase exhibits improved activity towards bulkier substrates compared to the wild-type.

Graphical abstract: Rational engineering of Luminiphilus syltensis (R)-selective amine transaminase for the acceptance of bulky substrates
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Selective quantification of nanoplastics in environmental matrices by asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation with total organic carbon detection

This research presents the first proof of principle of a hyphenated AF4-TOC method to selectively quantify nanoplastics in environmental matrices.

Graphical abstract: Selective quantification of nanoplastics in environmental matrices by asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation with total organic carbon detection
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Heterometallic Al6Zn12 nano-plate with π-conjugated ligand: synthesis and nonlinear absorption properties

Presented herein is the synthesis of a heterometallic hybrid compound used as a candidate for third-order nonlinear optical (NLO) materials.

Graphical abstract: Heterometallic Al6Zn12 nano-plate with π-conjugated ligand: synthesis and nonlinear absorption properties
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Polyethyleneimine-complexed charge-reversed yeast cell walls for the enhanced oral delivery of pseudovirus-based antigens

A facile approach for preparing oral delivery systems is reported via encapsulating antigen-carrying pseudoviruses inside positively charged polyethyleneimine-modified yeast capsules, providing a versatile platform for developing oral vaccines.

Graphical abstract: Polyethyleneimine-complexed charge-reversed yeast cell walls for the enhanced oral delivery of pseudovirus-based antigens
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Electrochemical oxidative Z-selective C(sp2)–H chlorination of acrylamides

A catalyst and organic oxidant free electrochemical method for the oxidative Z-selective C(sp2)–H chlorination of acrylamides has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical oxidative Z-selective C(sp2)–H chlorination of acrylamides
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Surface presentation of the noncanonical Wnt5a motif to cytotoxic CD8+ T-cells promotes their mechanotransduction and activation

Decoration of the Wnt5a mimetic peptide Foxy5 on a PDMS elastomer substrate promotes the mechanotransduction and activation of cytotoxic T cells.

Graphical abstract: Surface presentation of the noncanonical Wnt5a motif to cytotoxic CD8+ T-cells promotes their mechanotransduction and activation
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Visible-light-induced photoacid catalysis: application in glycosylation with O-glycosyl trichloroacetimidates

The development of visible-light-induced photoacid catalyzed glycosylation is reported.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light-induced photoacid catalysis: application in glycosylation with O-glycosyl trichloroacetimidates
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Fe-Catalyzed dicarbofunctionalization of electron-rich alkenes with Grignard reagents and (fluoro)alkyl halides

A three-component iron-bisphosphine-catalyzed regioselective dicarbofunctionalization of electron-rich alkenes is described.

Graphical abstract: Fe-Catalyzed dicarbofunctionalization of electron-rich alkenes with Grignard reagents and (fluoro)alkyl halides
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Accelerated reduction and solubilization of elemental sulfur by 1,2-aminothiols

Poorly soluble S8 can be readily converted to soluble polysulfides by 1,2-aminothiol compounds for further sulfur transfer reactivity.

Graphical abstract: Accelerated reduction and solubilization of elemental sulfur by 1,2-aminothiols
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Interfacial engineering of a Mo/Hf0.3Zr0.7O2/Si capacitor using the direct scavenging effect of a thin Ti layer

The endurance of a Mo/Hf0.3Zr0.7O2/Si capacitor was improved up to 109 cycles by using a Ti layer formed prior to the atomic layer deposition of a Hf0.3Zr0.7O2 film to avoid direct exposure of Si to ozone with resulting trap density decrease.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial engineering of a Mo/Hf0.3Zr0.7O2/Si capacitor using the direct scavenging effect of a thin Ti layer
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Open-shell extensions to closed-shell pCCD

The proposed inexpensive open-shell extensions of the closed-shell pCCD model facilitate an accurate description of open-shell molecules.

Graphical abstract: Open-shell extensions to closed-shell pCCD
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Selective synthesis of enol ethers via nickel-catalyzed cross coupling of α-oxy-vinylsulfones with alkylzinc reagents

We describe here a Ni-catalyzed Negishi coupling reaction to prepare 1,2-dialkyl enol ethers in a stereoconvergent fashion.

Graphical abstract: Selective synthesis of enol ethers via nickel-catalyzed cross coupling of α-oxy-vinylsulfones with alkylzinc reagents
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Redox-induced reversible P–P coupling in a uranium complex

A reversible interconversion of the P–P bond was observed in redox-induced reactions between two uranium(IV) complexes.

Graphical abstract: Redox-induced reversible P–P coupling in a uranium complex
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Deoxyribonucleic acid polymer nanoparticle hydrogels

Polymer nanoparticle hydrogels made of deoxyribonucleic acid and silica have been prepared and shown to display shear thinning and self-healing properties, sustained release of cargo and enzymatic degradation.

Graphical abstract: Deoxyribonucleic acid polymer nanoparticle hydrogels
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

High performance near-infrared phototransistors via enhanced electron trapping effect

A high performance near-infrared organic phototransistor with photoresponsivity of 2000 A W−1 and detectivity of 1016 Jones is achieved via introducing a small molecule acceptor as an electron trapping site.

Graphical abstract: High performance near-infrared phototransistors via enhanced electron trapping effect
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Specific osteogenesis imperfecta-related Gly substitutions in type I collagen induce distinct structural, mechanical, and dynamic characteristics

Gly mutations in the 1022nd site led to increased stable short β-structures with new H-bonds, thereby stiffness, whereas mutations in the 1025th site disrupted and decreased existing H-bonds, leading to more intensive fluctuations.

Graphical abstract: Specific osteogenesis imperfecta-related Gly substitutions in type I collagen induce distinct structural, mechanical, and dynamic characteristics
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

PN-Doped tetraphenylnaphthalene: a straightforward synthetic strategy analogous to BN-annulation

Installation of a PN bond in π-systems.

Graphical abstract: PN-Doped tetraphenylnaphthalene: a straightforward synthetic strategy analogous to BN-annulation
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Optical encoding of luminescent carbon nanodots in confined spaces

The generation of luminescent carbon nanodots in AFI-type zeolite crystals via light-induced activation upon near infrared laser irradiation is described.

Graphical abstract: Optical encoding of luminescent carbon nanodots in confined spaces
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Microwave-assisted synthesis of NaMnF3 particles with tuneable morphologies

Here, the synthesis of sub-micron MMnF3 (M = Na or K) particles by a rapid microwave-assisted approach is reported.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted synthesis of NaMnF3 particles with tuneable morphologies
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Self-assembled organic homostructures with tunable optical waveguides fabricated via “cocrystal engineering”

We modulated the optical properties of cocrystals without changing the unit cell parameters and crystal morphology by simply changing the relative position of the cyan group on the electron acceptor molecule.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled organic homostructures with tunable optical waveguides fabricated via “cocrystal engineering”
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Enhanced syngas production from CO2 photoreduction over CoPd alloy modified NiAl-LDH under visible light

A bimetallic CoPd alloy modified NiAl-LDH achieved enhanced syngas production by adjusting the Schottky barrier height to facilitate the separation and transfer of charge carriers and optimize the active sites for CO2 and H2O activation.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced syngas production from CO2 photoreduction over CoPd alloy modified NiAl-LDH under visible light
Communication

A combined DFTB nanoreactor and reaction network generator approach for the mechanism of hydrocarbon combustion

We explored the mechanism of ethylene combustion by combining a density functional tight-binding based nanoreactor molecular dynamic method (DFTB-NMD) and a hidden Markov model (HMM) based reaction network generator approach.

Graphical abstract: A combined DFTB nanoreactor and reaction network generator approach for the mechanism of hydrocarbon combustion
Communication

Crystal facet modulation of Bi2WO6 microplates for spatial charge separation and inhibiting reverse reaction

We experimentally demonstrated that spatial charge separation can take place between the {010} and {001} facets of Bi2WO6 microplates.

Graphical abstract: Crystal facet modulation of Bi2WO6 microplates for spatial charge separation and inhibiting reverse reaction
Communication

A recyclable self-supported nanoporous PdCu heterogeneous catalyst for aqueous Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling

A recyclable self-supported nanoporous PdCu alloy heterogeneous catalyst was developed for aqueous Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling. This catalyst could be easily separated from the product via centrifugation and reused several times.

Graphical abstract: A recyclable self-supported nanoporous PdCu heterogeneous catalyst for aqueous Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Electrochemical fluorosulfonylation of styrenes

An electrochemical preparation of β-fluorosulfones via assembly of the readily available styrenes, sulfonylhydrazides, and triethylamine trihydrofluoride, has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical fluorosulfonylation of styrenes
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

An origami paper-based analytical device for DNA damage analysis

A fully integrated origami paper-based analytical device (oPAD) was developed for measuring DNA damage.

Graphical abstract: An origami paper-based analytical device for DNA damage analysis
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Low temperature induced highly stable Zn metal anodes for aqueous zinc-ion batteries

A highly durable Zn metal anode was achieved by simply controlling the operating temperature at 0 °C, enabling a Zn symmetric cell with an ultra-long cycle life over 2500 h (>100 days).

Graphical abstract: Low temperature induced highly stable Zn metal anodes for aqueous zinc-ion batteries
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Investigation of the sublimation mechanism of GeSe and GeS

We demonstrate the diatomic molecule sublimation mechanism of GeSe and GeS through a detailed theoretical and experimental investigation.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of the sublimation mechanism of GeSe and GeS
Communication

A selenophene-containing conjugated organic ligand for two-dimensional halide perovskites

A selenophene-containing conjugated organic ligand was synthesized and incorporated into a Sn(II)-based two-dimensional perovskite. FET and LED devices based on these 2D perovskite thin films exhibit high performance and enhanced operational stability.

Graphical abstract: A selenophene-containing conjugated organic ligand for two-dimensional halide perovskites
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A metal–polyphenolic nanosystem with NIR-II fluorescence-guided combined photothermal therapy and radiotherapy

A polyphenolic semiconducting polymer was prepared to chelate the high-Z Hf ions, followed by coating of the amphiphilic polymers to form a nanostructure (CPPDA–Hf@Poloxamer nanoparticles) for precise lesion imaging and photothermal therapy.

Graphical abstract: A metal–polyphenolic nanosystem with NIR-II fluorescence-guided combined photothermal therapy and radiotherapy
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Accessing three oxidation states of cobalt in M6L3 nanoprisms with cobalt–porphyrin walls

Pt2+-linked M6L3 nanoprisms with cobalt–porphyrin walls were prepared and their redox properties were evaluated, leading to the first time that cobalt–porphyrin nanocages have been characterized in CoI, CoII, and CoIII states.

Graphical abstract: Accessing three oxidation states of cobalt in M6L3 nanoprisms with cobalt–porphyrin walls
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

DFT study on Ir-quinoid catalyzed C–H functionalization: new radical reactivity or direct carbene transfer?

We use DFT methods to explore the mechanism of a direct C(sp3)–H functionalization via metal quinoid carbenes.

Graphical abstract: DFT study on Ir-quinoid catalyzed C–H functionalization: new radical reactivity or direct carbene transfer?
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Solvent-regulated chiral exciton coupling and CPL sign inversion of an amphiphilic glutamide-cyanostilbene

The chiral exciton couplings within a Y-shaped amphiphilic glutamide-cyanostilbene could be significantly biased by solvent polarity and hydration effect, which led to sign inversion of both CD and CPL of its assemblies.

Graphical abstract: Solvent-regulated chiral exciton coupling and CPL sign inversion of an amphiphilic glutamide-cyanostilbene
Communication

Rim-differentiated Co-pillar[4+1]arenes

Rim-differentiated Co-pillar[4+1]arenes with clickable moieties and extra synthetic handles are versatile platforms for self-assembled molecular architectures and biological applications.

Graphical abstract: Rim-differentiated Co-pillar[4+1]arenes
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Photochemistry and in vitro anticancer activity of Pt(IV)Re(I) conjugates

The photoactivation of two Pt(IV)Re(I) conjugates was investigated and leveraged for eradicating ovarian cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: Photochemistry and in vitro anticancer activity of Pt(iv)Re(i) conjugates
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

5-Aryloxy substitution enables efficient mechanically triggered release from a synthetically accessible masked 2-furylcarbinol mechanophore

Aryloxy substitution establishes an accessible mechanophore platform for mechanically triggered molecular cargo release.

Graphical abstract: 5-Aryloxy substitution enables efficient mechanically triggered release from a synthetically accessible masked 2-furylcarbinol mechanophore
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Unveiling the enhanced electrocatalytic activity at electrochemically synthesized Pt–WOx hybrid nanostructure interfaces

Electrochemically-synthesized Pt–WOx hybrid nanostructures showed excellent catalytic hydrogen evolution reaction performance. The creation of Pt–WOx interfacial sites on the synthesized nanostructures contributed to improved catalytic performance.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling the enhanced electrocatalytic activity at electrochemically synthesized Pt–WOx hybrid nanostructure interfaces
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Stereodivergent silver-catalyzed synthesis of pyroglutamic acid esters

A silver-catalyzed method for the enantio- and diastereodivergent synthesis of chiral pyroglutamic acid esters containing multiple stereocenters has been developed through stereospecific 1,4-addition followed by lactamization.

Graphical abstract: Stereodivergent silver-catalyzed synthesis of pyroglutamic acid esters
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Scalable synthesis of [8]cycloparaphenyleneacetylene carbon nanohoop using alkyne metathesis

Cycloparaphenyleneacetylene carbon nanohoops can now be prepared in a scalable manner using alkyne metathesis followed by alkene-selective bromination and dehydrobromination.

Graphical abstract: Scalable synthesis of [8]cycloparaphenyleneacetylene carbon nanohoop using alkyne metathesis
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Bacteria repellent protein hydrogel decorated with tunable, isotropic, nano-on-micro hierarchical microbump array

Antifouling hierarchical microbumps on BSA hydrogels are fabricated by inducing homogeneous nanogels inside the microbumps. The resulted hierarchical surface shows bacterial repellency 100 times stronger than a flat or reverse-microbump surface.

Graphical abstract: Bacteria repellent protein hydrogel decorated with tunable, isotropic, nano-on-micro hierarchical microbump array
From the themed collection: 2021 Emerging Investigators
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