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Themed collection Most downloaded articles of 2017: Physical and Environmental Chemistry

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Open Access Feature Article

Long range electrostatic forces in ionic liquids

Experimental evidence for long range surface forces in ionic liquids is collated and examined, key outstanding questions are identified, and possible mechanisms underpinning these long range forces are explored.

Graphical abstract: Long range electrostatic forces in ionic liquids
From the themed collection: Commemorating Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Feature Article

Purification technologies for colloidal nanocrystals

Effective and gentle purification methods are essential for describing colloidal nanocrystal surface chemistry, which is key to optimizing nanocrystal technologies.

Graphical abstract: Purification technologies for colloidal nanocrystals
From the themed collection: Frontiers in Nanocrystal Surface Chemistry
Open Access Feature Article

Computational tools for the evaluation of laboratory-engineered biocatalysts

Understanding directed evolution rules for biocatalyst generation through the lens of a computational microscope.

Graphical abstract: Computational tools for the evaluation of laboratory-engineered biocatalysts
Feature Article

Atomic and molecular layer deposition: off the beaten track

ALD archetype and deviations from it.

Graphical abstract: Atomic and molecular layer deposition: off the beaten track
From the themed collection: Most cited articles from 2017
Communication

An NIR-emitting lysosome-targeting probe with large Stokes shift via coupling cyanine and excited-state intramolecular proton transfer

A NIR-emitting probe with a large Stokes shift (Δλ ≈ 234 nm) can selectively show lysosome organelles without exhibiting “an alkalinizing effect”.

Graphical abstract: An NIR-emitting lysosome-targeting probe with large Stokes shift via coupling cyanine and excited-state intramolecular proton transfer
Communication

Controllable preparation of core–shell magnetic covalent-organic framework nanospheres for efficient adsorption and removal of bisphenols in aqueous solution

A monomer-mediated in situ growth strategy has been developed for the controllable fabrication of magnetic COF core–shell nanostructures with great potential for wide applications.

Graphical abstract: Controllable preparation of core–shell magnetic covalent-organic framework nanospheres for efficient adsorption and removal of bisphenols in aqueous solution
Open Access Communication

Highly porous N-doped graphene nanosheets for rapid removal of heavy metals from water by capacitive deionization

Highly porous N-doped graphene nanosheet-based capacitive deionization for rapid and efficient removal of multiple heavy metals from water.

Graphical abstract: Highly porous N-doped graphene nanosheets for rapid removal of heavy metals from water by capacitive deionization
Communication

Template-free 3D titanium carbide (Ti3C2Tx) MXene particles crumpled by capillary forces

The shape of Ti3C2Tx MXenes can be altered using spray drying, providing a new route for controlling MXene nanosheet morphology.

Graphical abstract: Template-free 3D titanium carbide (Ti3C2Tx) MXene particles crumpled by capillary forces
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About this collection

We are delighted to present a collection showcasing some of the most downloaded   ChemComm  articles of 2017. This provides an easy way to quickly access the most important papers published in  ChemComm  this year. These articles highlight exciting and impactful research across a broad range of subject areas, consisting of analytical chemistry, catalysis, energy, inorganic chemistry, materials science, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. We hope you enjoy reading this collection!

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