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Communication

Insights into acid dissociation of HCl and HBr with internal electric fields

A critical electric field exerted by the solvent on the ionizable group leads to acid dissociation.

Graphical abstract: Insights into acid dissociation of HCl and HBr with internal electric fields
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Communication

Dioxygen bound cobalt corroles

Two cobalt–dioxygen adducts, [CoH8]–O2 and [CoCl8]–O2, chelated by electron-rich and electron-poor corroles, respectively, were isolated in solution and characterized by resonance Raman.

Graphical abstract: Dioxygen bound cobalt corroles
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Communication

Organogel-assisted topochemical synthesis of multivalent glyco-polymer for high-affinity lectin binding

Gel-assisted topochemical synthesis of a PDA-based galactocluster having 1000-fold binding affinity, compared to monomers, for various galactose binding lectins is reported.

Graphical abstract: Organogel-assisted topochemical synthesis of multivalent glyco-polymer for high-affinity lectin binding
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Communication

Proton conduction through oxygen functionalized few-layer graphene

The first demonstration of solid state proton conduction (8.7 × 10−3 S cm−1 at 80 °C, 95% relative humidity) of oxygen functionalized few-layer graphene.

Graphical abstract: Proton conduction through oxygen functionalized few-layer graphene
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Communication

The origin of low thermal conductivity in Sn1−xSbxTe: phonon scattering via layered intergrowth nanostructures

The spontaneous formation of nanodomains of the Sb-rich layered intergrowth SnmSb2nTe3n+m compounds in a SnTe matrix resulted in ultralow lattice thermal conductivity.

Graphical abstract: The origin of low thermal conductivity in Sn1−xSbxTe: phonon scattering via layered intergrowth nanostructures
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Open Access Edge Article

Cu2+ selective chelators relieve copper-induced oxidative stress in vivo

We report highly selective, novel Cu2+ chelators that relieve copper induced oxidative stress in vivo indicating applicability toward assuaging copper-overload disorders.

Graphical abstract: Cu2+ selective chelators relieve copper-induced oxidative stress in vivo
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
Open Access Edge Article

Conductance in a bis-terpyridine based single molecular breadboard circuit

We study conductance in a molecular breadboard junction accommodating up to 61 circuits and demonstrate switching between 4 conductance states.

Graphical abstract: Conductance in a bis-terpyridine based single molecular breadboard circuit
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Solvation and hydrogen bonding aided efficient non-radiative deactivation of polar excited state of 5-aminoquinoline

The mechanism of efficient fluorescence quenching of 5-aminoquinoline in alcoholic solvents.

Graphical abstract: Solvation and hydrogen bonding aided efficient non-radiative deactivation of polar excited state of 5-aminoquinoline
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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Hydrogen bond induced enhancement of Fermi resonances in N–H⋯N hydrogen bonded complexes of anilines

Enhancement of Fermi resonance intensities due to the formation of N–H⋯N hydrogen bonding of anilines with alkyl amines is analyzed using a two-state deperturbation model.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogen bond induced enhancement of Fermi resonances in N–H⋯N hydrogen bonded complexes of anilines
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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Selective synthesis of mono- and di-methylated amines using methanol and sodium azide as C1 and N1 sources

The selective synthesis of various N,N-dimethylated and N-monomethylated amines from organic azides using methanol as a methylating agent is reported.

Graphical abstract: Selective synthesis of mono- and di-methylated amines using methanol and sodium azide as C1 and N1 sources
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The role of electronegativity on the extent of nitridation of group 5 metals as revealed by reactions of tantalum cluster cations with ammonia molecules

The electronegativity of the metal (V > Ta) plays a key role in determining the composition of the metal nitrides.

Graphical abstract: The role of electronegativity on the extent of nitridation of group 5 metals as revealed by reactions of tantalum cluster cations with ammonia molecules
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Optically sensing phospholipid induced coil–helix transitions in the phosphoinositide-binding motif of gelsolin

A FRET-based probe reveals that coil–helix transitions in the phospholipid binding sequence of gelsolin occur at physiological phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate concentrations.

Graphical abstract: Optically sensing phospholipid induced coil–helix transitions in the phosphoinositide-binding motif of gelsolin
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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Optical backbone-sidechain charge transfer transitions in proteins sensitive to secondary structure and modifications

We report the UV-vis absorption originating from protein backbone-sidechain charge transfer transitions in charged amino acids with anionic and cationic sidechains.

Graphical abstract: Optical backbone-sidechain charge transfer transitions in proteins sensitive to secondary structure and modifications
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Controlling anticancer drug mediated G-quadruplex formation and stabilization by a molecular container

G-quadruplex DNA (GQ-DNA) formation has been controlled using a molecular container, cucurbit[7]uril (CB7), by means of translocating a potential anticancer drug, topotecan, from GQ-DNA to the CB7 nanocavity. Interestingly, this whole cycle can be easily monitored through the change in the emission color of the stabilizing ligand, i.e., topotecan.

Graphical abstract: Controlling anticancer drug mediated G-quadruplex formation and stabilization by a molecular container
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Enhanced fluorescence with nanosecond dynamics in the solid state of metal ion complexes of alkoxy salophens

Incorporation of an alkoxy moiety dramatically alters the photophysics and molecular packing of aluminum complexes of salophen leading to enhanced emission in the solid state.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced fluorescence with nanosecond dynamics in the solid state of metal ion complexes of alkoxy salophens
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Conformational and hydration properties modulate ice recognition by type I antifreeze protein and its mutants

Mutation of wfAFP changes the intrinsic dynamics in such a way that it significantly influences water mediated AFP adsorption on ice.

Graphical abstract: Conformational and hydration properties modulate ice recognition by type I antifreeze protein and its mutants
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Packing energetics determine the folding routes of the RNase-H proteins

The RNase-H proteins show a diverse range of folding routes with structurally distinct folding nuclei.

Graphical abstract: Packing energetics determine the folding routes of the RNase-H proteins
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Can an ammonium-based room temperature ionic liquid counteract the urea-induced denaturation of a small peptide?

The folding/unfolding equilibrium of proteins in aqueous medium can be altered by adding small organic molecules generally termed as co-solvents.

Graphical abstract: Can an ammonium-based room temperature ionic liquid counteract the urea-induced denaturation of a small peptide?
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Bifunctional Ru(II) complex catalysed carbon–carbon bond formation: an eco-friendly hydrogen borrowing strategy

Bifunctional Ru(II) complex (0.1 mol%) catalysed one-pot β-alkylation of secondary alcohols with primary alcohols and double alkylation of cyclopentanol were carried out successfully following the atom economical borrowing hydrogen methodology.

Graphical abstract: Bifunctional Ru(ii) complex catalysed carbon–carbon bond formation: an eco-friendly hydrogen borrowing strategy
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Tracer diffusion in a sea of polymers with binding zones: mobile vs. frozen traps

We simulate tracer dynamics in a sea of polymers with binding zones and address the issue of non-Gaussianity.

Graphical abstract: Tracer diffusion in a sea of polymers with binding zones: mobile vs. frozen traps
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Exploration of the presence of bulk-like water in AOT reverse micelles and water-in-oil nanodroplets: the role of charged interfaces, confinement size and properties of water

We show that the distance from the interface at which bulk-like properties are recovered strongly depends on the choice of order parameter being probed: translational < tetrahedral ≪ dipolar orientation.

Graphical abstract: Exploration of the presence of bulk-like water in AOT reverse micelles and water-in-oil nanodroplets: the role of charged interfaces, confinement size and properties of water
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Localized delivery and enhanced osteogenic differentiation with biodegradable galactitol polyester elastomers

Cytocompatible galactitol based polyesters showed variations in physical properties, degradation, dye release and ability to direct cells towards bone lineage.

Graphical abstract: Localized delivery and enhanced osteogenic differentiation with biodegradable galactitol polyester elastomers
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PIDA–I2 mediated direct vicinal difunctionalization of olefins: iodoazidation, iodoetherification and iodoacyloxylation

I+ (IOAc) was produced from the combination of phenyliodine diacetate (PIDA) and iodine.

Graphical abstract: PIDA–I2 mediated direct vicinal difunctionalization of olefins: iodoazidation, iodoetherification and iodoacyloxylation
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Photoinduced charge generation rates in soluble P3HT : PCBM nano-aggregates predict the solvent-dependent film morphology

Spectroscopic evidence for the intermediate polymer : fullerene : solvent ternary phase which seeds the eventual film nano-morphology is determined by evaluation of the photoinduced polaron generation rates in solution.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced charge generation rates in soluble P3HT [ ] : [ ] PCBM nano-aggregates predict the solvent-dependent film morphology
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Research Article

Ultrathin few layer oxychalcogenide BiCuSeO nanosheets

Large scale ultrathin (∼3–4 nm thick and ∼1 μm long) few layered (4–5 layers) BiCuSeO nanosheets were synthesised by a facile soft chemical synthesis. BiCuSeO nanosheets exhibit lower lattice thermal conductivity and higher electrical conductivity than that of their bulk counterpart.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin few layer oxychalcogenide BiCuSeO nanosheets
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About this collection

This issue aims to highlight the top research from emerging investigators in India. All the authors are in the early stages of their independent careers and have contributed to topics including organic synthesis, physical organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology, materials and many more. Find out more about the different authors here.

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