Themed collection 2022 Emerging Investigators

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Open Access Highlight

Manufacturing polymeric porous capsules

The review paper outlines the current state-of-the-art strategies adopted to fabricate polymeric porous capsules which represent a novel supramolecular construct that broadens the applicability and versatility of self-assembled polymeric systems.

Graphical abstract: Manufacturing polymeric porous capsules
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Introduction to the biomimetic design of interfacial materials for water overflow control

This feature article summarizes the current research on the control of overflow behavior.

Graphical abstract: Introduction to the biomimetic design of interfacial materials for water overflow control
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Feature Article

Recent developments in DNA-based mechanical nanodevices

Recent development of DNA nanodevices for the detection and control of mechanical forces in vitro and in a cellular environment.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in DNA-based mechanical nanodevices
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Rationally designed Ru(II) metallacycles with tunable imidazole ligands for synergistical chemo-phototherapy of cancer

Herein, we construct a series of Ru(II) metallacycles with multimodal chemo-phototherapeutic properties, which exhibited much higher anticancer activity and better cancer-cell selectivity than cisplatin.

Graphical abstract: Rationally designed Ru(ii) metallacycles with tunable imidazole ligands for synergistical chemo-phototherapy of cancer
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Communication

Photocatalytic stannylation of white phosphorus

A simple, mechanistically unique photochemical procedure is reported for the efficient, direct, catalytic stannylation of P4 and ‘one pot’ transformation into valuable monophosphorus compounds.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic stannylation of white phosphorus
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Synergistically promoted charge separation/transfer in a ZnO nanosheet photoanode via the incorporation of multifunctional 3DrGO

This work provides an effective strategy to improve the PEC performance for water splitting of photoanodes via the incorporation of 3D porous architecture rGO with efficient photothermal effect.

Graphical abstract: Synergistically promoted charge separation/transfer in a ZnO nanosheet photoanode via the incorporation of multifunctional 3DrGO
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Directional migration propensity of calf thymus DNA in a gradient of metal ions

The migration propensity and spatially modulated surface deposition of calf thymus DNA have been reported in response to gradients of different monovalent and divalent ions.

Graphical abstract: Directional migration propensity of calf thymus DNA in a gradient of metal ions
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Unveiling two antiaromatic s-indacenodicarbazole isomers with tunable paratropicity

Two formally antiaromatic s-indacenodicarbazole isomers were synthesized and characterized, to show that the curved isomer possesses a stronger s-indacene paratropicity than that of the linear isomer.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling two antiaromatic s-indacenodicarbazole isomers with tunable paratropicity
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Color-tunable emissive heptagon-embedded polycyclic aromatic dicarboximides

A series of novel push–pull dyes containing heptagon-embedded polycyclic aromatic dicarboximides show interesting photophysical properties including tunable emissions leading to NIR, high fluorescence quantum yields (ΦF), and large Stokes shifts.

Graphical abstract: Color-tunable emissive heptagon-embedded polycyclic aromatic dicarboximides
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Neutral isocyanide-templated assembly of pillar[5]arene [2] and [3]pseudorotaxanes

Unprecedented pillar[5]arene–isocyanide [2] and [3]pseudorotaxane complexes are reported. Importantly, electron deficient aryl isocyanides are also demonstrated to form inclusion complexes with the cavity of pillar[5]arene.

Graphical abstract: Neutral isocyanide-templated assembly of pillar[5]arene [2] and [3]pseudorotaxanes
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Redox noninnocence of the formazanate ligand applied to catalytic formation of α-ketoamides

The redox noninnocence of the popular formazanate ligand backbone has been utilized for electron transfer and further synthesis of α-ketoamide from α-ketoacid and amine.

Graphical abstract: Redox noninnocence of the formazanate ligand applied to catalytic formation of α-ketoamides
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Competitive profiling of ligandable cysteines in Staphylococcus aureus with an organogold compound

With the idea of exploiting metal templated C–S bond forming reactions to achieve modification of cysteines in bacterial proteins, a cyclometalated Au(III) compound was explored in a competitive chemoproteomic approach in S. aureus cell extracts.

Graphical abstract: Competitive profiling of ligandable cysteines in Staphylococcus aureus with an organogold compound
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A chiral binaphthyl-based coordination polymer as an enantioselective fluorescence sensor

A new coordination polymer has been designed as a chiral fluorescence sensor, which demonstrated enantioselectivity ratios up to 2.61 in the sensing of chiral analytes.

Graphical abstract: A chiral binaphthyl-based coordination polymer as an enantioselective fluorescence sensor
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

A tandem process for the synthesis of β-aminoboronic acids from aziridines with haloamine intermediates

Based on a sequential process of haloamine formation and radical borylation, a novel strategy for synthesizing β-aminoboronic acids is devised.

Graphical abstract: A tandem process for the synthesis of β-aminoboronic acids from aziridines with haloamine intermediates
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Atomic controllable anchoring of uranium into zirconate pyrochlore with ultrahigh loading capacity

Unavailable high loading of uranium with controllabe doping site on pyrochlore was achieved through molten salt synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Atomic controllable anchoring of uranium into zirconate pyrochlore with ultrahigh loading capacity
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Deep eutectic solvents comprising creatine and citric acid and their hydrated mixtures

We report the phase diagram for the binary creatine–citric acid mixture which features a stable and broad eutectic region.

Graphical abstract: Deep eutectic solvents comprising creatine and citric acid and their hydrated mixtures
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Donor–acceptor based solvent-free organic liquid hybrids with exciplex emission and room temperature phosphorescence

Solvent-free organic liquids enable doping to deliver hybrid liquids with exciting luminescent features. Here exciplex emission and room temperature phosphorescence are achieved from two donor–acceptor combinations.

Graphical abstract: Donor–acceptor based solvent-free organic liquid hybrids with exciplex emission and room temperature phosphorescence
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Room temperature synthesis of polythioamides from multicomponent polymerization of sulfur, pyridine-activated alkyne, and amines

Through the design of a pyridine-activated diyne monomer, the catalyst-free multicomponent polymerizations of sulfur, aromatic alkyne, and a group of commercially available primary and secondary diamines were realized at room temperature or 40 °C.

Graphical abstract: Room temperature synthesis of polythioamides from multicomponent polymerization of sulfur, pyridine-activated alkyne, and amines
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Secondary-sphere modification in proline catalysis: old friend, new connection

Proline catalysis sparked not only the golden age of organocatalysis, but also the design of elaborate proline derivatives; instead, we propose to modify organocatalysts in situ under reaction conditions.

Graphical abstract: Secondary-sphere modification in proline catalysis: old friend, new connection
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Encapsulation of atomically dispersed Pt clusters in porous TiO2 for semi-hydrogenation of phenylacetylene

The multilayered catalyst 1.91%Pt@TiO2 with atomically dispersed Pt clusters shows excellent performance in the semi-hydrogenation of phenylacetylene.

Graphical abstract: Encapsulation of atomically dispersed Pt clusters in porous TiO2 for semi-hydrogenation of phenylacetylene
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
Communication

Chirality inversion in hydrogen-bonded rhodanine–oligothiophene derivatives by solvent and temperature

Inversion of supramolecular chirality with a single enantiomer of a hydrogen-bonded pi-conjugated system is achieved by applying external stimuli such as solvent and temperature.

Graphical abstract: Chirality inversion in hydrogen-bonded rhodanine–oligothiophene derivatives by solvent and temperature
From the themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators
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