Themed collection 2024 Emerging Investigators

22 items
Accepted Manuscript - Highlight

Evolution in the asymmetric synthesis of biaryl ethers and related atropisomers

From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Highlight

Polydopamine-based plasmonic nanocomposites: rational designs and applications

This Highlight review features five classical types of PDA-based plasmonic nanocomposites, and systematically elucidates their fabrication strategies, design principles, plasmonic properties, and representative applications.

Graphical abstract: Polydopamine-based plasmonic nanocomposites: rational designs and applications
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
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Advances in solar-driven, electro/photoelectrochemical, and microwave-assisted upcycling of waste polyesters

This Feature Article systematically elaborates on various emerging technologies for the upcycling of polyesters, while also anticipating future development directions.

Graphical abstract: Advances in solar-driven, electro/photoelectrochemical, and microwave-assisted upcycling of waste polyesters
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
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Design and assembly of porous organic cages

This comprehensive review provides various perspectives on porous organic cages, encompassing their synthesis methods, structural attributes, material properties, computational methodologies, and diverse applications.

Graphical abstract: Design and assembly of porous organic cages
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
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Recent progress in beryllium organometallic chemistry

Beryllium chemistry is on the rise. Examples of the beryllium compounds with formal oxidation state of 0, +1, cationic and neutral radical species, aromatic and antiaromatic heterocycles and a formal Be–Be bonded complex are the proof to it.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in beryllium organometallic chemistry
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Transition metal-based electrocatalysts for alkaline overall water splitting: advancements, challenges, and perspectives

This review has examined the advancements and challenges in the development of transition metal-based electrocatalysts for the alkaline water splitting reaction in the last decade.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal-based electrocatalysts for alkaline overall water splitting: advancements, challenges, and perspectives
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Influence of ion and hydration atmospheres on RNA structure and dynamics: insights from advanced theoretical and computational methods

Investigating the influence of Mg2+ ions and hydration atmospheres on structure and functions of RNA employing explicit solvent and advanced coarse-grained simulation techniques.

Graphical abstract: Influence of ion and hydration atmospheres on RNA structure and dynamics: insights from advanced theoretical and computational methods
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Design and preparation of fluorescent covalent organic frameworks for biological sensing

Covalent organic frameworks with adjustable topology and high-density conjugated fragments reveal unique advantages in fluorescence imaging, and thus may have great potential applications in bioimaging.

Graphical abstract: Design and preparation of fluorescent covalent organic frameworks for biological sensing
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Engineering poly(ethylene glycol) particles for targeted drug delivery

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) particles can be prepared using templating and self-assembly methods and endowed with stealth and targeting properties for targeted drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: Engineering poly(ethylene glycol) particles for targeted drug delivery
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

CRISPR/Cas detection with nanodevices: moving deeper into liquid biopsy

This feature article summarises the latest advances, potential challenges, and future prospects of CRISPR/Cas gene-editing technologies in conjunction with emerging nanodevices for the refinement of precision liquid biopsy techniques.

Graphical abstract: CRISPR/Cas detection with nanodevices: moving deeper into liquid biopsy
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Selective ion migration in polyelectrolyte driving high-performance flexible moisture-electric generator

From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Synthesis of sterically congested double helicene by alkyne cycloisomerization

From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Gold-catalyzed benzannulations of 2-alkenylindoles with alkynes: a protecting-group-free regioselective approach to carbazoles

A gold(I)-catalyzed protecting-group-free benzannulation approach to functionalized NH-carbazoles was accomplished via the hydroarylation of alkynes with 2-alkenylindoles.

Graphical abstract: Gold-catalyzed benzannulations of 2-alkenylindoles with alkynes: a protecting-group-free regioselective approach to carbazoles
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Aggregation-induced emission photosensitizer for antibacterial therapy of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Hydrogen bonding-promoted tunable approach for access to aza-bicyclo-[3.3.0]octanes and cyclopenta[b] pyrroles

A unified strategy is disclosed that builds on successfully engaging the aniline nitrogen of 1,3-amphoteric γ-aminocyclopentenone for a tandem annulation with electron-poor alkynes, solely assisted by the H-bonding network of HFIP.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogen bonding-promoted tunable approach for access to aza-bicyclo-[3.3.0]octanes and cyclopenta[b] pyrroles
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Structure-dependent CO2 reduction on molybdenite (MoS2) electrocatalysts

Scanning electrochemical cell microscopy (SECCM) is employed to directly identify the structure-dependent electrochemical CO2 reduction activity of molybdenite (MoS2) electrocatalysts in an aqueous imidazolium-based aprotic ionic liquid electrolyte.

Graphical abstract: Structure-dependent CO2 reduction on molybdenite (MoS2) electrocatalysts
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Communication

New insights into aging in LiNiO2 cathodes from high resolution paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy

Heterogeneity develops in LiNiO2 upon long-term cycling. The structure and composition of partially electrochemically active (fatigued) phases formed in the bulk are determined by combining synchrotron XRD and high resolution 7Li solid-state NMR.

Graphical abstract: New insights into aging in LiNiO2 cathodes from high resolution paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Simple, catalytic C(sp3)–H azidation using the C–H donor as the limiting reagent

C(sp3)–H bonds can be directly azidated using simple iron and manganese catalysts and commercial Selectfluor and TMSN3 as reagents.

Graphical abstract: Simple, catalytic C(sp3)–H azidation using the C–H donor as the limiting reagent
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Robust binding between secondary amines and Au electrodes

A robust binding between secondary amines and Au atomic contacts is achieved through the creation of Au adatoms by the use of a wax-coated tip.

Graphical abstract: Robust binding between secondary amines and Au electrodes
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Enhancing Cu–ligand interaction for efficient CO2 reduction towards multi-carbon products

Here, we report Cu-DAT (3,5-diamino-1,2,4-triazole) for efficient CO2 reduction. By optimizing the Cu/ligand cooperation, accelerated *CO adsorption and C–C coupling were achieved, demonstrating >80% C2+ products selectivity at 400 mA cm−2.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing Cu–ligand interaction for efficient CO2 reduction towards multi-carbon products
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Oleic acid differentially affects lipid droplet storage of de novo synthesized lipids in hepatocytes and adipocytes

This work introduces a multiplexed sub-micron vibrational imaging technique to monitor differential effects of oleic acid in adipocytes and hepatocytes.

Graphical abstract: Oleic acid differentially affects lipid droplet storage of de novo synthesized lipids in hepatocytes and adipocytes
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

The enhanced ionic thermal potential by a polarized electrospun membrane

Adding a polarized membrane to ionic thermoelectric devices induces dipole–ion interaction and enhances the thermal voltage by more than double.

Graphical abstract: The enhanced ionic thermal potential by a polarized electrospun membrane
From the themed collection: 2024 Emerging Investigators
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