Themed collection 2023 Pioneering Investigators

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Contributors to the Pioneering Investigators collection 2023: Part 1

This profile article showcases researchers who have contributed an article to the 2023 Pioneering Investigators collection.

Graphical abstract: Contributors to the Pioneering Investigators collection 2023: Part 1
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MFM-300(Sc): a chemically stable Sc(III)-based MOF material for multiple applications

A summary of the applications of MFM-300(Sc), as well as some emerging advanced applications, have been discussed.

Graphical abstract: MFM-300(Sc): a chemically stable Sc(iii)-based MOF material for multiple applications
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Emerging 2D pnictogens: a novel multifunctional photonic nanoplatform for cutting-edge precision treatment

2D pnictogens and their cutting-edge precision treatment applications.

Graphical abstract: Emerging 2D pnictogens: a novel multifunctional photonic nanoplatform for cutting-edge precision treatment
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Recent advances in direct seawater splitting for producing hydrogen

The recent progress in designing efficient direct seawater electrolysis systems is discussed in detail, including catalyst design, electrolyser assembly, membrane regulation, and electrolyte engineering.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in direct seawater splitting for producing hydrogen
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Open Access Highlight

One reaction – double stereoinduction: C–H activation as a privileged route towards complex atropisomeric molecules

Expanding the importance of chirality and implementation of stereogenic information within complex molecular design has recently reached a new level: design of innovative enantiopure scaffolds bearing multiple chiral elements.

Graphical abstract: One reaction – double stereoinduction: C–H activation as a privileged route towards complex atropisomeric molecules
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Transition metal-catalysis in interrupted borrowing hydrogen strategy

This review article highlights the recent advances of transition-metal-catalyzed interrupted borrowing hydrogen (IBH) catalysis and its applications in the sustainable and affordable chemical synthesis using alcohols as C1 feedstocks.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal-catalysis in interrupted borrowing hydrogen strategy
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Fluorescence labeling of extracellular vesicles for diverse bio-applications in vitro and in vivo

We provide comprehensive highlights of the state-of-the-art studies on fluorescent labelling of EVs, covering the various labelling strategies, the biomedical application in vitro, and the study on EV biology in vivo based on bioimaging tools.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescence labeling of extracellular vesicles for diverse bio-applications in vitro and in vivo
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DNA-encoded libraries via late-stage functionalization strategies: a review

The hit finding strategy in drug discovery has undergone a tremendous change in the past decade with the advent of DNA-encoded libraries with diverse chemical libraries.

Graphical abstract: DNA-encoded libraries via late-stage functionalization strategies: a review
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Structural authentication of intermediates of mechanistic significance in palladium- and nickel-catalysed cross-couplings: case studies

This Highlight examines key strategies that have enabled the structural authentication of important species that shed light on fundamental on-cycle intermediates in transition-metal-catalysed cross-couplings.

Graphical abstract: Structural authentication of intermediates of mechanistic significance in palladium- and nickel-catalysed cross-couplings: case studies
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Site-selective and stereoselective transformations on p-quinols & p-quinamines

Prochiral 2,5-cyclohexadienones, being stable and easily accessible, are privileged key building blocks for the synthesis of complex molecules and bioactive natural products.

Graphical abstract: Site-selective and stereoselective transformations on p-quinols & p-quinamines
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Organic thermoelectric generators: working principles, materials, and fabrication techniques

Organic thermoelectric generators are devices based on organic (semi)conductors that allow to recycle waste heat by partially converting it to electrical power.

Graphical abstract: Organic thermoelectric generators: working principles, materials, and fabrication techniques
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Feature Article

Self-assembling materials functionalizing bio-interfaces of phospholipid membranes and extracellular matrices

This article highlights the development of bioinspired supramolecular materials, i.e., synthetic extracellular matrices and membrane-deforming materials, mimicking the contact events seen at bio-interfaces for applications in injured brain regeneration and in vivo delivery.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembling materials functionalizing bio-interfaces of phospholipid membranes and extracellular matrices
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Feature Article

Emerging conjugated polymers for heterogeneous photocatalytic chemical transformation

Design strategies for efficient π-conjugated polymer-based photocatalysts, and the progress achieved in light-driven chemical transformations using them.

Graphical abstract: Emerging conjugated polymers for heterogeneous photocatalytic chemical transformation
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Feature Article

Iminium and azonium-activated metal and oxidant-free C–H functionalization of aliphatic amines

Iminium or azonium ions formed via classical condensation of amines with carbonyls or nitrosoarenes mediate C–H functionalizations of aliphatic amines under metal and oxidant free conditions.

Graphical abstract: Iminium and azonium-activated metal and oxidant-free C–H functionalization of aliphatic amines
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Feature Article

Visible light-mediated photolysis of organic molecules: the case study of diazo compounds

This article discusses the photochemistry of several diazo compounds undergoing visible light-mediated photolysis to generate free carbenes (or other highly reactive intermediates), which can be sequentially trapped by different reacting partners.

Graphical abstract: Visible light-mediated photolysis of organic molecules: the case study of diazo compounds
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Open Access Feature Article

Organelle-targeted gene delivery in plants by nanomaterials

This feature article highlights the latest developments and our strategies in organelle-specific nanomaterial delivery within plants.

Graphical abstract: Organelle-targeted gene delivery in plants by nanomaterials
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Open Access Feature Article

Biogenetic space-guided synthesis of rearranged terpenoids

Biogenetic space-guided synthesis is a tool to design efficient chemical syntheses of complex terpenoids by evaluating their surrounding biogenetic space.

Graphical abstract: Biogenetic space-guided synthesis of rearranged terpenoids
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Feature Article

Förster resonance energy transfer involving the triplet state

This feature article outlines the triplet harvesting via Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) from both the fundamental aspects to emerging applications in optoelectronics and bioimaging.

Graphical abstract: Förster resonance energy transfer involving the triplet state
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Open Access Feature Article

Three-dimensional graphene/metal–organic framework composites for electrochemical energy storage and conversion

This feature article summarizes the recent research progress in the preparation methods of 3D graphene/MOF composites and their derivatives as well as their applications in the fields of electrochemical energy storage and conversion.

Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional graphene/metal–organic framework composites for electrochemical energy storage and conversion
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Open Access Feature Article

Catalytic conversion of chitin as a nitrogen-containing biomass

The efficient catalytic conversion of chitin enables the material cycle through natural carbon and nitrogen fixation.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic conversion of chitin as a nitrogen-containing biomass
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Feature Article

Recent advances in zinc–air batteries: self-standing inorganic nanoporous metal films as air cathodes

This review revisits critical descriptors to assess the performance of Zn–air batteries. The recent progress of inorganic nanoporous metal films as self-standing air electrodesfor Zn–air batteries is systematically summarized and analyzed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in zinc–air batteries: self-standing inorganic nanoporous metal films as air cathodes
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Feature Article

Design and bioanalytical applications of stochastic DNA walkers

Synthetic DNA walkers that traverse stochastically on 2D and 3D tracks pave a promising way to design biosensors for diverse analytical applications.

Graphical abstract: Design and bioanalytical applications of stochastic DNA walkers
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Open Access Feature Article

High spatial resolution ambient tip-enhanced (multipolar) Raman scattering

Numerous physical and chemical processes contribute to tip-enhanced Raman spectral nano-images.

Graphical abstract: High spatial resolution ambient tip-enhanced (multipolar) Raman scattering
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Feature Article

Visible-light-induced protein labeling in live cells with aryl azides

This feature article reviews the recent progress of protein labeling in live cells with aryl azides induced by visible-light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light-induced protein labeling in live cells with aryl azides
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Open Access Feature Article

Optothermal rotation of micro-/nano-objects

Stemming from distinct thermal phenomena, heat-mediated optical rotation of tiny objects is stimulating advances in a wide range of fields, including single-cell mechanics, 3D bio-imaging, and micro/nanomotors.

Graphical abstract: Optothermal rotation of micro-/nano-objects
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Open Access Feature Article

NMR methods for the analysis of mixtures

NMR spectroscopy is a powerful approach for the analysis of mixtures. This feature article describes a selection of methods that aim to address the complexity, the low concentrations, and the changing nature that mixtures can display.

Graphical abstract: NMR methods for the analysis of mixtures
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Open Access Communication

Selective access to dihydrophenanthridines and phenanthridinones via cyclisation of aryl amines onto N-tethered arynes

Cyclisation of aryl amines onto tethered arynes affords selective access to phenanthridine derivatives via simple switch of reaction environment.

Graphical abstract: Selective access to dihydrophenanthridines and phenanthridinones via cyclisation of aryl amines onto N-tethered arynes
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Open Access Communication

Highly chemoselective homologative assembly of the α-substituted methylsulfinamide motif from N-sulfinylamines

α-Substituted methylsulfinamide are prepared through the homologation of electrophilic N-sulfinylamines with Li-CHXY reagents.

Graphical abstract: Highly chemoselective homologative assembly of the α-substituted methylsulfinamide motif from N-sulfinylamines
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Open Access Communication

Localised polymerisation of acrylamide using single-barrel scanning electrochemical cell microscopy

Single-barrel scanning electrochemical cell microscopy has been used for the first time to achieve localized polymerization of acrylamide at a surface with fine control over the reactions and the resulting polymer features formed.

Graphical abstract: Localised polymerisation of acrylamide using single-barrel scanning electrochemical cell microscopy
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Open Access Communication

Selective electrochemical CO2 conversion with a hybrid polyoxometalate

An organofunctionalised hybrid polyoxometalate bearing Ru antennae exhibits selective CO2 electrochemical reduction to C1 feedstocks.

Graphical abstract: Selective electrochemical CO2 conversion with a hybrid polyoxometalate
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Communication

Electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution with a copper porphyrin bearing meso-(o-carborane) substituents

A new Cu porphyrin bearing meso-(o-carborane) substituents is designed and synthesized and displays much higher activity than o-carborane-free analogues for the electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction in both organic and aqueous solutions.

Graphical abstract: Electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution with a copper porphyrin bearing meso-(o-carborane) substituents
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Open Access Communication

Phospholipid headgroup composition modulates the molecular interactions and antimicrobial effects of sulfobetaine zwitterionic detergents against the “ESKAPE” pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Using a combination of accessible multinuclear NMR techniques to quantify phospholipid membrane headgroup composition and molecular level mode of action.

Graphical abstract: Phospholipid headgroup composition modulates the molecular interactions and antimicrobial effects of sulfobetaine zwitterionic detergents against the “ESKAPE” pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa
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Communication

Asymmetric alkene–alkene reductive cross-coupling reaction via visible-light photoredox/cobalt dual catalysis

The first example of asymmetric alkene–alkene reductive coupling is demonstrated via visible-light-fueled photoredox/cobalt dual catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric alkene–alkene reductive cross-coupling reaction via visible-light photoredox/cobalt dual catalysis
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Open Access Communication

Learning from nature: recovery of rare earth elements by the extremophilic bacterium Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum

We present the extremophilic bacterium Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum SolV as a platform for the selective recovery of rare earth elements (REE).

Graphical abstract: Learning from nature: recovery of rare earth elements by the extremophilic bacterium Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum
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Communication

Quantitative determination of the full switching cycle of photochromic fluorescent proteins

The observation of incomplete on/off switching of rsGreen1 at different pH as well as a different initial first cycle can be quantitatively described by our simple 4-state model presented in this work.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative determination of the full switching cycle of photochromic fluorescent proteins
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Communication

Development of multifunctional ionogels derived from a dynamic deep eutectic solvent

A multifunctional ionogel is developed and explored as a flexible conductor by combining thermally-initiated ring-opening polymerization of a dynamic deep eutectic solvent (DDES) containing α-lipoic acid as well as multiple dynamic interactions.

Graphical abstract: Development of multifunctional ionogels derived from a dynamic deep eutectic solvent
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Communication

Calcium-triggered DNA-mediated membrane fusion in synthetic cells

We develop a novel calcium-triggered membrane fusion strategy for synthetic cells by regulating DNA-mediated membrane fusion with membrane-bound polyethylene glycol polymeric chains that are cleavable by the calcium-activated protease calpain-1.

Graphical abstract: Calcium-triggered DNA-mediated membrane fusion in synthetic cells
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Communication

Hybrid plasmonic metasurface as enhanced Raman hot-spots for pesticide detection at ultralow concentrations

A surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) active metasurface composed of metallic nanohole arrays and metallic nanoparticles is developed.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid plasmonic metasurface as enhanced Raman hot-spots for pesticide detection at ultralow concentrations
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Communication

Linear and macrocyclic oligo(p-phenylene iminoboranes) with ferrocenyl side groups – observation of selective, non-templated macrocyclization

Linear and macrocyclic oligo(phenylene iminoboranes) with ferrocenyl side groups have been prepared, selective macrocyclization proceeds without a template.

Graphical abstract: Linear and macrocyclic oligo(p-phenylene iminoboranes) with ferrocenyl side groups – observation of selective, non-templated macrocyclization
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Communication

An ambient pressure, direct hydrogenation of ketones

We report two bifunctional (pyridyl)carbene-iridium(I) complexes that catalyze ketone and aldehyde hydrogenation at ambient pressure.

Graphical abstract: An ambient pressure, direct hydrogenation of ketones
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Open Access Communication

Modulated self-assembly of three flexible Cr(III) PCPs for SO2 adsorption and detection

Modulated self-assembly protocols are used to develop facile, HF-free syntheses of the archetypal flexible PCP, MIL-53(Cr), and novel isoreticular analogues MIL-53(Cr)-Br and MIL-53(Cr)-NO2, which adsorb and sense SO2.

Graphical abstract: Modulated self-assembly of three flexible Cr(iii) PCPs for SO2 adsorption and detection
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Communication

Zr-MOF membranes with ultra-fast water-selective permeation towards intensification of esterification reaction

Zr-MOF membranes for removing water from organic solvents (ethyl acetate, ethanol, acetic acid) existing in esterification reaction.

Graphical abstract: Zr-MOF membranes with ultra-fast water-selective permeation towards intensification of esterification reaction
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Communication

On the role of wall thickness in determining the plasmonic properties of silver-gold nanocages

Understanding the roles played by wall thickness in determining the plasmonic properties of Ag–Au nanocages from both experimental and theoretical perspectives.

Graphical abstract: On the role of wall thickness in determining the plasmonic properties of silver-gold nanocages
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2023
Communication

A molecular aluminium fulleride

Go-Al! low valent aluminium scores a Hat-trick by converting C60 to a tri-substituted molecular aluminium fulleride.

Graphical abstract: A molecular aluminium fulleride
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Open Access Communication

Ring expansion reactions of P[double bond, length as m-dash]O-containing molecules

A series of ring expansion reactions of P[double bond, length as m-dash]O-containing molecules have been developed for the synthesis of medium-sized ring cyclic phosphonate esters and phosphonamidates.

Graphical abstract: Ring expansion reactions of P [[double bond, length as m-dash]] O-containing molecules
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Communication

Chemically selective raising and rolling of oil-droplets underwater: an equipment-free chemical sensing method

Simple chemical reactions are rationally introduced to achieve mono- and dual-functionalized multilayer coatings for raising of the oil contact angle and rolling of beaded oil-droplets underwater, only in the presence of targeted toxic chemicals.

Graphical abstract: Chemically selective raising and rolling of oil-droplets underwater: an equipment-free chemical sensing method
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Open Access Communication

Synthesis of complex aryl MIDA boronates by Rh-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition

A Rh-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition approach for the synthesis of BMIDA-functionalized arenes is reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of complex aryl MIDA boronates by Rh-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition
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Communication

A tetranuclear magnesium hydride cluster with a four-coordinate hydride in near square-planar geometry

A dimeric magnesium hydride cluster has been synthesized. In the solid state it features a hydride ion that is coordinated to four magnesium ions at the same time in an unusual nearly square-planar fashion.

Graphical abstract: A tetranuclear magnesium hydride cluster with a four-coordinate hydride in near square-planar geometry
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Open Access Communication

Self-assembly of benzophenone-diphenylalanine conjugate into a nanostructured photocatalyst

The conjugation of photoactive benzophenone with diphenylalanine yielded a self-assembling photocatalyst that was probed in the E → Z photoisomerisation of stilbene derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of benzophenone-diphenylalanine conjugate into a nanostructured photocatalyst
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Communication

Targeted delivery of alcohol-containing payloads with antibody-drug conjugates

We herein describe the cell-specific release of alcohol-containing payloads via a sulfatase-sensitive linker in antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs).

Graphical abstract: Targeted delivery of alcohol-containing payloads with antibody-drug conjugates
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Communication

Peripheral nucleic bases boost H2 production by synthetic molecular catalysts in acidic water

The strategic inclusion of nucleic bases adenine, cytosine, and thymine, in the form of outer coordination sphere, positively impacts the electro- and photocatalytic H2 production by cobaloxime cores.

Graphical abstract: Peripheral nucleic bases boost H2 production by synthetic molecular catalysts in acidic water
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Communication

A N/S co-doped free-standing carbon electrode derived from waste facial masks for anti-freezing flexible quasi-solid-state supercapacitors

A low-cost N/S co-doped carbon cloth is made by pyrolysis recycling of waste facial masks as robust free-standing electrodes for flexible anti-freezing quasi-solid-state supercapacitors with high energy and good low temperature adaptability.

Graphical abstract: A N/S co-doped free-standing carbon electrode derived from waste facial masks for anti-freezing flexible quasi-solid-state supercapacitors
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Communication

Random copolymerization of trimethylene carbonate with L-lactide initiated by amine-bridged bis(phenolate) neodymium alkoxides

Neodymium complexes were synthesized and employed as efficient initiators for the random copolymerization of TMC and L-LA under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Random copolymerization of trimethylene carbonate with l-lactide initiated by amine-bridged bis(phenolate) neodymium alkoxides
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Communication

Structural and reactive evolution of oxidatively grafted Pd catalysts on MnO2 for the low-temperature oxidation of CO

Atomically-dispersed Pd species supported on MnO2 synthesized by the chemisorption of Pd(tricyclohexylphosphine)2 catalyze the low temperature (295–323 K) oxidation of CO to CO2.

Graphical abstract: Structural and reactive evolution of oxidatively grafted Pd catalysts on MnO2 for the low-temperature oxidation of CO
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Communication

Enhancing the gastrointestinal stability of salmon calcitonin through peptide stapling

Salmon calcitonin (sCT) is a polypeptide hormone available in the clinic.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the gastrointestinal stability of salmon calcitonin through peptide stapling
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

Reduction of 2-H-substituted pyrrolinium cations: the carbon–carbon single bond in air stable 2,2′-bipyrrolidines as a two-electron-source

2-Substituted pyrrolinium cations are reduced to air and moisture stable 2,2′-bipyrrolidines − the newly formed carbon–carbon single bond is electron-rich and may be utilized as an organic electron donor for various chemical transformations.

Graphical abstract: Reduction of 2-H-substituted pyrrolinium cations: the carbon–carbon single bond in air stable 2,2′-bipyrrolidines as a two-electron-source
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

An efficient metal-free desulfurization strategy promoted by Togni-II reagent

Desulfurization is a versatile synthetic tool in organic synthesis, particularly in peptide chemistry, where it offers an effective conversion strategy for compounds that contain mercaptan groups.

Graphical abstract: An efficient metal-free desulfurization strategy promoted by Togni-II reagent
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

NHC-catalyzed [12+2] reaction of polycyclic arylaldehydes for access to indole derivatives

NHC-catalyzed remote activation of C(sp3)–H and asymmetric [12+2] cycloaddition reaction for access to structurally complex bioactive indole derivatives.

Graphical abstract: NHC-catalyzed [12+2] reaction of polycyclic arylaldehydes for access to indole derivatives
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Open Access Communication

NDIPhos as a platform for chiral supramolecular ligands in rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective hydrogenation

A new class of self-assembled bidentate NDI-derived ligands featuring π–π interactions is described, which were successfully used in rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective hydrogenation of diverse olefins.

Graphical abstract: NDIPhos as a platform for chiral supramolecular ligands in rhodium-catalyzed enantioselective hydrogenation
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

A hampered oxidative addition of pre-coordinated pincer ligands can favour alternative pathways of activation

Pre-coordination to a transition metal by the terminal donor groups of a tri-dentate ligand is a common way to stabilise elusive groups, to achieve unprecedented bond activation and to develop novel modes of metal–ligand-cooperation for catalysis.

Graphical abstract: A hampered oxidative addition of pre-coordinated pincer ligands can favour alternative pathways of activation
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Open Access Communication

Copper(II) defect-cubane water oxidation electrocatalysts: from molecular tetramers to oxidic nanostructures

We introduce a bio-inspired copper cubane-type water oxidation catalyst, and we track its transformations and electrocatalytically active species with comprehensive in situ and post-catalytic techniques.

Graphical abstract: Copper(ii) defect-cubane water oxidation electrocatalysts: from molecular tetramers to oxidic nanostructures
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

Water-soluble terphen[3]arene macrocycle: a versatile reversal agent of neuromuscular blockers

Herein we report the design and synthesis of a terphen[n]arene derivative functionalised with sulfate acid ester groups.

Graphical abstract: Water-soluble terphen[3]arene macrocycle: a versatile reversal agent of neuromuscular blockers
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

Vacancy effect on the electrocatalytic activity of LaMn1/2Co1/2O3−δ for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions

Significant enhancement of electrocatalytic properties is achieved through the incorporation of oxygen-vacancies in a perovskite oxide, while retaining the structure.

Graphical abstract: Vacancy effect on the electrocatalytic activity of LaMn1/2Co1/2O3−δ for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Open Access Communication

Sensitive quantification of short-chain fatty acids combined with global metabolomics in microbiome cultures

A novel chemical metabolomics tool for quantification of short-chain fatty acids in bacterial cultures that is compatible with global metabolomics analysis due to the use of a limited sample volume.

Graphical abstract: Sensitive quantification of short-chain fatty acids combined with global metabolomics in microbiome cultures
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

Borenium-ion-catalyzed hydrogenation of arenes

Metal-free hydrogenation of arenes was achieved by using a borenium ion as the catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Borenium-ion-catalyzed hydrogenation of arenes
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

A visible light mediated alkyl sulfonylative cascade using Hantzsch esters via SO2 insertion

A highly regio- and diastereoselective, 4-CzIPN catalyzed alkyl sulfonylative cascade of alkynyl tethered cyclohexadienones with Hantzsch esters and DABSO was developed to access functionalized dihydrochromenones.

Graphical abstract: A visible light mediated alkyl sulfonylative cascade using Hantzsch esters via SO2 insertion
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

A diselenide additive enables photocatalytic hydroalkoxylation of gem-difluoroalkenes

A photocatalytic hydroalkoxylation reaction enables the coupling of aliphatic alcohols with gem-difluoroalkenes, expanding the scope of accessible α,α-difluorinated ethers, a desirable substructure for medicinal and agricultural chemists.

Graphical abstract: A diselenide additive enables photocatalytic hydroalkoxylation of gem-difluoroalkenes
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

Benchmarking of commercial Cu catalysts in CO2 electro-reduction using a gas-diffusion type microfluidic flow electrolyzer

Commercial Cu could deliver a high selectivity of ∼80% for multicarbon products at an industrially relevant rate of 300 mA cm−2.

Graphical abstract: Benchmarking of commercial Cu catalysts in CO2 electro-reduction using a gas-diffusion type microfluidic flow electrolyzer
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Open Access Communication

Seed-mediated synthesis of monodisperse plasmonic magnesium nanoparticles

We demonstrate the seed-mediated synthesis of plasmonic, metallic magnesium nanoparticles, leading to controllable and monodisperse nanoparticle size distributions.

Graphical abstract: Seed-mediated synthesis of monodisperse plasmonic magnesium nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
Open Access Communication

Phenoxazine-based small molecule heterojunction nanoparticles for photocatalytic hydrogen production

Small molecule heterojunction nanoparticles based on a phenoxazine photosensitizer and a non-fullerene acceptor ITIC have been developed for photocatalytic hydrogen production.

Graphical abstract: Phenoxazine-based small molecule heterojunction nanoparticles for photocatalytic hydrogen production
From the themed collection: 2023 Pioneering Investigators
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