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From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
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Self-doped colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals with intraband transitions in steady state

The tunable bandgap energy has been recognized as a prominent feature of the colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal, also called the colloidal quantum dot (CQD).

Graphical abstract: Self-doped colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals with intraband transitions in steady state
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Conductive two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks as multifunctional materials

Two-dimensional (2D) conductive metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have emerged as a unique class of multifunctional materials with broad applicability in electronics, chemical sensing, gas capture, catalysis, and energy conversion and storage.

Graphical abstract: Conductive two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks as multifunctional materials
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Bead-based screening in chemical biology and drug discovery

High-throughput screening is an important component of the drug discovery process.

Graphical abstract: Bead-based screening in chemical biology and drug discovery
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Total syntheses of spirocyclic PKS-NRPS-based fungal metabolites

We present the isolations, the biosynthetic studies, the biological activities, and the comprehensive description of all reported total syntheses of spirocyclic PKS-NRPS-based fungal natural products.

Graphical abstract: Total syntheses of spirocyclic PKS-NRPS-based fungal metabolites
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Standing, lying, and sitting: translating building principles of the cell membrane to synthetic 2D material interfaces

Lessons can be drawn from cell membranes in controlling noncovalent functionalization of 2D materials to optimize interactions with the environment.

Graphical abstract: Standing, lying, and sitting: translating building principles of the cell membrane to synthetic 2D material interfaces
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Describing inorganic nanoparticles in the context of surface reactivity and catalysis

Surface and core of inorganic nanoparticles may undergo profound transformations in their environment of use. Accurate description is key to understand and control surface reactivity.

Graphical abstract: Describing inorganic nanoparticles in the context of surface reactivity and catalysis
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Improving metabolome coverage and data quality: advancing metabolomics and lipidomics for biomarker discovery

Separation and analytical sciences can help to advance metabolomics by improving metabolite coverage, accuracy of quantitation and data quality.

Graphical abstract: Improving metabolome coverage and data quality: advancing metabolomics and lipidomics for biomarker discovery
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Synthesis of distorted nanographenes containing seven- and eight-membered carbocycles

We highlight recent progress in bottom-up synthesis of well-defined distorted polyaromatic hydrocarbons with saddle shapes containing heptagonal and octagonal carbocycles.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of distorted nanographenes containing seven- and eight-membered carbocycles
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Feature Article

Homologation chemistry with nucleophilic α-substituted organometallic reagents: chemocontrol, new concepts and (solved) challenges

The transfer of a reactive nucleophilic CH2X unit into a preformed bond enables the introduction of a fragment featuring the exact and desired degree of functionalization through a single synthetic operation.

Graphical abstract: Homologation chemistry with nucleophilic α-substituted organometallic reagents: chemocontrol, new concepts and (solved) challenges
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Suppression of dendritic lithium growth in lithium metal-based batteries

We describe the challenges of high-energy lithium-metal batteries and outline the future directions that are expected to drive their progress.

Graphical abstract: Suppression of dendritic lithium growth in lithium metal-based batteries
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Production of solar chemicals: gaining selectivity with hybrid molecule/semiconductor assemblies

This feature article highlights the use of hybrid molecule/semiconductor devices for the selective production of solar chemicals.

Graphical abstract: Production of solar chemicals: gaining selectivity with hybrid molecule/semiconductor assemblies
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Application of lanthanide luminescence in probing enzyme activity

Assays to monitor enzyme reactions are vital for studying enzyme mechanism, function and inhibition. We focus on recent progress in the development of enzyme activity assays using lanthanide(III) luminescence, covering Ln(III)-labelled biomolecules, Ln(III) ion encapsulation within peptide sequences, reactivity-based Ln(III) probes and discrete Ln(III) complexes.

Graphical abstract: Application of lanthanide luminescence in probing enzyme activity
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Feature Article

Role of conformational dynamics in the evolution of novel enzyme function

Enzymes exist as a dynamic ensemble of conformations, each potentially playing a key role in substrate binding, the chemical transformation, or product release. We discuss recent advances in the evaluation of the enzyme conformational dynamics and its evolution towards new functions or substrate preferences.

Graphical abstract: Role of conformational dynamics in the evolution of novel enzyme function
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Corannulene: a molecular bowl of carbon with multifaceted properties and diverse applications

The chemistry, properties and applications of corannulene are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Corannulene: a molecular bowl of carbon with multifaceted properties and diverse applications
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

PET-RAFT polymerisation: towards green and precision polymer manufacturing

Photoinduced electron/energy transfer-reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) process has opened up a new way of precision polymer manufacturing to satisfy the concept of green chemistry.

Graphical abstract: PET-RAFT polymerisation: towards green and precision polymer manufacturing
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of spirooxindoles: recent developments

The past four years have witnessed significant developments in the field of the catalytic asymmetric synthesis of spirooxindoles, and this feature article outlines the recent progress in this area, including the contributions of our group. This article is divided into sections according to the size and type of the generated spiro-ring fused at the C3-position of the oxindole core.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic asymmetric synthesis of spirooxindoles: recent developments
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Metal coordination and metal activation abilities of commonly unreactive chloromethanes toward metal–organic frameworks

The commonly inert chloromethanes, dichloromethane and trichloromethane, can exchange other solvents bonded at open coordination sites in metal–organic frameworks, providing a new route to activate the open coordination sites for subsequent use in applications.

Graphical abstract: Metal coordination and metal activation abilities of commonly unreactive chloromethanes toward metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

The journey of tin chalcogenides towards high-performance thermoelectrics and topological materials

Sn-Chalcogenides are recognized as high performance thermoelectrics and topological insulators due to their unique crystal and electronic structures and lattice dynamics.

Graphical abstract: The journey of tin chalcogenides towards high-performance thermoelectrics and topological materials
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Artificial photosynthesis by light absorption, charge separation, and multielectron catalysis

We highlight recent novel approaches in the field of artificial photosynthesis. We emphasize the potential of a highly modular plug-and-play concept that we hope will persuade the community to explore a more inclusive variety of multielectron redox catalysis to complement the proton reduction and water oxidation half-reactions in traditional solar water splitting systems.

Graphical abstract: Artificial photosynthesis by light absorption, charge separation, and multielectron catalysis
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Cooperative bond activation reactions with carbene complexes

This review highlights the recent advances in the application of carbene complexes in bond activation reactions via metal–ligand cooperation.

Graphical abstract: Cooperative bond activation reactions with carbene complexes
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

cat-ELCCA: catalyzing drug discovery through click chemistry

Click chemistry-based amplification assays provide enabling tools for chemical probe and drug discovery.

Graphical abstract: cat-ELCCA: catalyzing drug discovery through click chemistry
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Integrated nanozymes: facile preparation and biomedical applications

Attributed to nanoscale proximity effects, integrated nanozymes with superior activities, specificity, and stability will be a hot topic in the future.

Graphical abstract: Integrated nanozymes: facile preparation and biomedical applications
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Ordered meso- and macroporous perovskite oxide catalysts for emerging applications

Hierarchically ordered perovskite materials which have potential applications in chemistry, energy and materials science.

Graphical abstract: Ordered meso- and macroporous perovskite oxide catalysts for emerging applications
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Actinide-based MOFs: a middle ground in solution and solid-state structural motifs

In this review, we highlight how recent advances in the field of actinide structural chemistry of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) could be utilized towards investigations relative to efficient nuclear waste administration, driven by the interest towards development of novel actinide-containing architectures as well as concerns regarding environmental pollution and nuclear waste storage.

Graphical abstract: Actinide-based MOFs: a middle ground in solution and solid-state structural motifs
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Variation in the Yaa position of collagen peptides containing azaGlycine

The effect of Yaa-position amino acid variation in collagen peptides paired with adjacent azaGlycine residues is investigated.

Graphical abstract: Variation in the Yaa position of collagen peptides containing azaGlycine
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A catalyst-free, temperature controlled gelation system for in-mold fabrication of microgels

Star-shaped poly(ethylene oxide-stat-propylene oxide) polymers are end-modified with amine and epoxy groups to produce anisometric microgels with adaptable mechanical and (bio)chemical properties and self-assembly behaviour.

Graphical abstract: A catalyst-free, temperature controlled gelation system for in-mold fabrication of microgels
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

The effect of crystal structure on the electromechanical properties of piezoelectric Nylon-11 nanowires

Mechanical and piezoelectric properties of Nylon-11 nanowires strongly depend on their crystal structure, which can be precisely controlled by template-assisted growth methods.

Graphical abstract: The effect of crystal structure on the electromechanical properties of piezoelectric Nylon-11 nanowires
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Framework vs. side-chain amphidynamic behaviour in oligo-(ethylene oxide) functionalised covalent-organic frameworks

We designed and synthesized crystalline covalent-organic frameworks that exhibit both slow and fast molecular motions in their structure.

Graphical abstract: Framework vs. side-chain amphidynamic behaviour in oligo-(ethylene oxide) functionalised covalent-organic frameworks
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Transition-metal-free C–H amidation and chlorination: synthesis of N/N′-mono-substituted imidazopyridin-2-ones from N-pyridyl-N-hydroxylamine intermediates

Transition-metal-free C–H amidation and chlorination for the synthesis of N/N′-mono-substituted imidazopyridin-2-ones from versatile N-pyridyl-N-hydroxylamine intermediates at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Transition-metal-free C–H amidation and chlorination: synthesis of N/N′-mono-substituted imidazopyridin-2-ones from N-pyridyl-N-hydroxylamine intermediates
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Design of functionalized cyclic peptides through orthogonal click reactions for cell culture and targeting applications

An approach for the design of functionalized cyclic peptides is established for use in 3D cell culture and in cell targeting.

Graphical abstract: Design of functionalized cyclic peptides through orthogonal click reactions for cell culture and targeting applications
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

High-resolution mapping and recognition of lipid domains using AFM with toxin-derivatized probes

Specific mapping using AFM tips derivatized with toxin fragments targeting specific lipids as a novel approach to evidence lateral lipid heterogeneities at high-resolution.

Graphical abstract: High-resolution mapping and recognition of lipid domains using AFM with toxin-derivatized probes
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Ambiphilic geometrically constrained phosphenium cation

Geometrically constrained phosphenium cation was synthesized, and in contrast to previously reported phosphenium cations, it is ambiphilic and reactive towards small molecules.

Graphical abstract: Ambiphilic geometrically constrained phosphenium cation
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Synthesis of unsymmetrical Si-rhodamine fluorophores and application to a far-red to near-infrared fluorescence probe for hypoxia

A versatile synthesis of unsymmetrical Si-rhodamines was established and applied for development of a hypoxia-sensing far-red to NIR fluorescence probe.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of unsymmetrical Si-rhodamine fluorophores and application to a far-red to near-infrared fluorescence probe for hypoxia
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Divergent synthesis of CF3-substituted polycyclic skeletons based on control of activation site of acid catalysts

We report a divergent synthesis of CF3-substituted fused skeletons based on precise control of the activation site through the selection of acid catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Divergent synthesis of CF3-substituted polycyclic skeletons based on control of activation site of acid catalysts
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A π-conjugated inorganic polymer constructed from boron difluoride formazanates and platinum(II) diynes

A π-conjugated inorganic polymer comprised of boron difluoride formazanate and platinum(II) diyne repeat units with unusual redox properties and a narrow optical band gap of ca. 1.4 eV is introduced.

Graphical abstract: A π-conjugated inorganic polymer constructed from boron difluoride formazanates and platinum(ii) diynes
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Low-overpotential CO2 reduction by a phosphine-substituted Ru(II) polypyridyl complex

Low-overpotential electrochemical CO2 reduction by a Ru(II) polypyridyl complex can be achieved by the simple substitution of pyridine with a phosphine ligand.

Graphical abstract: Low-overpotential CO2 reduction by a phosphine-substituted Ru(ii) polypyridyl complex
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Oligoalanine helical callipers for cell penetration

Even for short peptides that are enriched in basic amino acids, the large chemical space that can be spanned by combinations of natural amino acids hinders the rational design of cell penetrating peptides.

Graphical abstract: Oligoalanine helical callipers for cell penetration
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

An electrolyte-gated polythiophene transistor for the detection of biogenic amines in water

An ultra-low voltage operatable thin-film transistor based on a polythiophene pendant with a carboxy sidechain can detect biogenic amines in water.

Graphical abstract: An electrolyte-gated polythiophene transistor for the detection of biogenic amines in water
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Conformationally-flexible and moderately electron-donating units-installed D–A–D triad enabling multicolor-changing mechanochromic luminescence, TADF and room-temperature phosphorescence

A novel multi-color-changing MCL compound has been developed that also shows TADF and RTP.

Graphical abstract: Conformationally-flexible and moderately electron-donating units-installed D–A–D triad enabling multicolor-changing mechanochromic luminescence, TADF and room-temperature phosphorescence
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Gold-catalyzed [5+2] cycloaddition of quinolinium zwitterions and allenamides as an efficient route to fused 1,4-diazepines

Herein, we demonstrate a new catalytic cycloaddition of quinolinium zwitterions involving a gold-bound allylic cation intermediate.

Graphical abstract: Gold-catalyzed [5+2] cycloaddition of quinolinium zwitterions and allenamides as an efficient route to fused 1,4-diazepines
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Oxidative nitrene transfer from azides to alkynes via Ti(II)/Ti(IV) redox catalysis: formal [2+2+1] synthesis of pyrroles

Catalytic oxidative nitrene transfer from azides with the early transition metals is rare, and has not been observed without the support of redox noninnocent spectator ligands.

Graphical abstract: Oxidative nitrene transfer from azides to alkynes via Ti(ii)/Ti(iv) redox catalysis: formal [2+2+1] synthesis of pyrroles
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Cobalt complex catalyzed atom-economical synthesis of quinoxaline, quinoline and 2-alkylaminoquinoline derivatives

A new phosphine-free Co(II) complex-catalyzed sustainable synthesis of quinoxalines, quinolines and 2-alkylaminoquinolines is reported.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt complex catalyzed atom-economical synthesis of quinoxaline, quinoline and 2-alkylaminoquinoline derivatives
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Communication

Room-temperature film formation of metal halide perovskites on n-type metal oxides: the catalysis of ZnO on perovskite crystallization

The ZnO/perovskite interface can efficiently catalyse the perovskite crystallization process even without thermal annealing.

Graphical abstract: Room-temperature film formation of metal halide perovskites on n-type metal oxides: the catalysis of ZnO on perovskite crystallization
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Regioselective C–H alkenylation of imidazoles and its application to the synthesis of unsymmetrically substituted benzimidazoles

A palladium-catalyzed C5-selective alkenylation of imidazoles has been developed and applied to the synthesis of alkenyl imidazoles and multi-substituted benzimidazoles.

Graphical abstract: Regioselective C–H alkenylation of imidazoles and its application to the synthesis of unsymmetrically substituted benzimidazoles
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Tuning the molecular weight of polymeric amphiphiles as a tool to access micelles with a wide range of enzymatic degradation rates

Tuning the molecular weight of polymeric amphiphiles allows access to polymeric micelles with extremely diverse enzymatic degradation and disassembly rates.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the molecular weight of polymeric amphiphiles as a tool to access micelles with a wide range of enzymatic degradation rates
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Redox-active, pyrene-based pristine porous organic polymers for efficient energy storage with exceptional cyclic stability

A pristine porous organic polymer with a polyaromatic core of pyrene and redox-active functionalities exhibits remarkable supercapacitor performance with long-term cyclic stability.

Graphical abstract: Redox-active, pyrene-based pristine porous organic polymers for efficient energy storage with exceptional cyclic stability
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Rechargeable aqueous zinc–iodine batteries: pore confining mechanism and flexible device application

Confining iodine in the micropores of carbon cloth suppresses unfavorable triiodide intermediates and enables superior performance of assembled flexible zinc–iodine batteries.

Graphical abstract: Rechargeable aqueous zinc–iodine batteries: pore confining mechanism and flexible device application
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Abnormal sergeants-and-soldiers effects of poly(quinoxaline-2,3-diyl)s enabling discrimination of one-carbon homologous n-alkanes through a highly sensitive solvent-dependent helix inversion

Abnormal sergeants-and-soldiers enabled the discrimination of a single methylene group.

Graphical abstract: Abnormal sergeants-and-soldiers effects of poly(quinoxaline-2,3-diyl)s enabling discrimination of one-carbon homologous n-alkanes through a highly sensitive solvent-dependent helix inversion
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Proton and ammonia intercalation into layered iron chalcogenides

Hydrothermal synthesis of ammonia-intercalated iron chalcogenides using an alkali-free route.

Graphical abstract: Proton and ammonia intercalation into layered iron chalcogenides
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Tandem cyclization of o-alkynylanilines with isocyanides triggered by intramolecular nucleopalladation: access to heterocyclic fused 2-aminoquinolines

A novel strategy for the synthesis of heterocyclic fused 2-aminoquinolines via palladium-catalyzed tandem cyclization of o-alkynylanilines and isocyanides has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Tandem cyclization of o-alkynylanilines with isocyanides triggered by intramolecular nucleopalladation: access to heterocyclic fused 2-aminoquinolines
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

The role of mid-gap states in all-inorganic CsPbBr3 nanoparticle one photon up-conversion

CsPbBr3 nanoparticles that have been treated with NH4SCN to produce essentially trap-free surfaces show an increase of one photon up-conversion quantum yield with little change to the up-conversion energy of activation, as estimated using an Arrhenius analysis.

Graphical abstract: The role of mid-gap states in all-inorganic CsPbBr3 nanoparticle one photon up-conversion
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Formation of coordination polymer glass by mechanical milling: dependence on metal ions and molecular doping for H+ conductivity

Metal ion-dependent glass formation of coordination polymer crystals and direct molecular doping for the glass are studied with H+ conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Formation of coordination polymer glass by mechanical milling: dependence on metal ions and molecular doping for H+ conductivity
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Improved radical stability of viologen anolytes in aqueous organic redox flow batteries

A 1.38 V aqueous organic redox flow battery demonstrated 97.48% capacity retention for 500 cycles and 128 mW cm−2 power density.

Graphical abstract: Improved radical stability of viologen anolytes in aqueous organic redox flow batteries
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Easily accessible lithium compound catalyzed mild and facile hydroboration and cyanosilylation of aldehydes and ketones

Simple and readily accessible lithium compounds are found to be efficient single site catalysts for cyanosilylation and hydroboration of a range of aldehydes and ketones under ambient conditions.

Graphical abstract: Easily accessible lithium compound catalyzed mild and facile hydroboration and cyanosilylation of aldehydes and ketones
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Site-selectivity in the halogenation of titanium-functionalized polyoxovanadate–alkoxide clusters

Syntheses and site differentiated reactivity for titanium-functionalized polyoxovanadate–alkoxide clusters are presented. We present insights into the mechanism and electronic consequences metal oxide halogenation.

Graphical abstract: Site-selectivity in the halogenation of titanium-functionalized polyoxovanadate–alkoxide clusters
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Expanding the limit of Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative benzylations

The Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative benzylation of aryl bromides using a diverse range of electron-deficient aryl acetates is reported.

Graphical abstract: Expanding the limit of Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative benzylations
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Bioinspired synthesis of pentalene-based chromophores from an oligoketone chain

Inspired by natural polyketide synthesis, pentalene-based, cross-conjugated chromophores were synthesized from an aliphatic oligoketone chain.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired synthesis of pentalene-based chromophores from an oligoketone chain
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Liquid-phase oxidation of alkanes with molecular oxygen catalyzed by high valent iron-based perovskite

A hexagonal BaFeO3−δ perovskite catalyst containing high valent iron species exhibits high catalytic performance for the aerobic oxidation of alkanes without the need for additives.

Graphical abstract: Liquid-phase oxidation of alkanes with molecular oxygen catalyzed by high valent iron-based perovskite
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Well defined difluorogold(III) complexes supported by N-ligands

Rare difluorogold(III) complexes supported by N-ligands can be synthesized simply either from Au(I) precursors using XeF2 or Au(III) using KF.

Graphical abstract: Well defined difluorogold(iii) complexes supported by N-ligands
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Translating MOF chemistry into supramolecular chemistry: soluble coordination nanofibers showing efficient photon upconversion

Photon upconverting coordination nanofibers are constructed by extracting the structural motifs of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs).

Graphical abstract: Translating MOF chemistry into supramolecular chemistry: soluble coordination nanofibers showing efficient photon upconversion
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Three cooperative diffusion coefficients describing dynamics of polymer gels

We measured three cooperative diffusion coefficients describing the dynamics of polymer gels, and provided the experimental evidence to fundamentally understand it.

Graphical abstract: Three cooperative diffusion coefficients describing dynamics of polymer gels
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

An air-stable N-heterocyclic carbene iminoxyl borate radical zwitterion

The presented N-heterocyclic carbene iminoxyl borate radical zwitterion shows remarkable stability toward air, moisture, and silica gel.

Graphical abstract: An air-stable N-heterocyclic carbene iminoxyl borate radical zwitterion
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Lanthanide-based near-infrared emitting metal–organic frameworks with tunable excitation wavelengths and high quantum yields

The introduction of –NH2 group in SION-100 allows the visible light absorption, and both SION-100 and SION-100-NH2 luminesce NIR light with long lifetimes and high quantum yields.

Graphical abstract: Lanthanide-based near-infrared emitting metal–organic frameworks with tunable excitation wavelengths and high quantum yields
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A microfluidic photoreactor enables 2-methylbenzophenone light-driven reactions with superior performance

A general and scalable microfluidic photoreactor for light-driven reaction of 2-methylbenzophenones was successfully developed.

Graphical abstract: A microfluidic photoreactor enables 2-methylbenzophenone light-driven reactions with superior performance
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Cyanotrifluoromethylthiolation of unactivated dialkyl-substituted alkynes via cyano migration: synthesis of trifluoromethylthiolated acrylonitriles

Herein a novel, elusive cyanotrifluoromethylthiolation of unactivated dialkyl-substituted alkynes by means of intramolecular distal cyano migration is reported.

Graphical abstract: Cyanotrifluoromethylthiolation of unactivated dialkyl-substituted alkynes via cyano migration: synthesis of trifluoromethylthiolated acrylonitriles
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Intermolecular insertion reactions of azides into 9-borafluorenes to generate 9,10-B,N-phenanthrenes

The reactions of 9-borafluorenes with organic azides result in either the insertion of the α-nitrogen and elimination of N2 or the insertion of the γ-nitrogen to generate the corresponding phenanthrene analogues with boron and nitrogen in the 9- and 10-positions, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Intermolecular insertion reactions of azides into 9-borafluorenes to generate 9,10-B,N-phenanthrenes
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Orthogonality in main group compounds: a direct one-step synthesis of air- and moisture-stable cyclophosphazanes by mechanochemistry

Mechanochemistry has been established to be an environmentally-friendly way of conducting reactions in a solvent-free manner.

Graphical abstract: Orthogonality in main group compounds: a direct one-step synthesis of air- and moisture-stable cyclophosphazanes by mechanochemistry
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A chiral aluminum solvating agent (CASA) for 1H NMR chiral analysis of alcohols at low temperature

A chiral aluminum solvating agent (CASA) was demonstrated to be a general and efficient reagent for 1H NMR chiral analysis of alcohols.

Graphical abstract: A chiral aluminum solvating agent (CASA) for 1H NMR chiral analysis of alcohols at low temperature
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Synergistic palladium/copper-catalyzed Csp3–Csp2 cross-couplings using aldehydes as latent α-alkoxyalkyl anion equivalents

The first Csp3–Csp2 cross-coupling using aldehydes as latent α-alkoxyalkyl anion equivalents has been achieved.

Graphical abstract: Synergistic palladium/copper-catalyzed Csp3–Csp2 cross-couplings using aldehydes as latent α-alkoxyalkyl anion equivalents
From the themed collection: 2018 Emerging Investigators
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