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Feature Article

Intrinsically ultralow thermal conductive inorganic solids for high thermoelectric performance

Intrinsic strategies to inhibit phonon propagation through a crystalline inorganic solid and to achieve low lattice thermal conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Intrinsically ultralow thermal conductive inorganic solids for high thermoelectric performance
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Feature Article

Catalytic conversion of nitrogen molecule into ammonia using molybdenum complexes under ambient reaction conditions

This feature article overviews the development of the conversion of nitrogen molecule into ammonia using molybdenum complexes with a special focus on the reaction mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic conversion of nitrogen molecule into ammonia using molybdenum complexes under ambient reaction conditions
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Communication

Photoinduced oxidative cyclopropanation of ene-ynamides: synthesis of 3-aza[n.1.0]bicycles via vinyl radicals

The first photoinduced synthesis of polyfunctionalized 3-aza[n.1.0]bicycles from readily available ene-ynamides and 2,6-lutidine N-oxide using an organic acridinium photocatalyst is reported.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced oxidative cyclopropanation of ene-ynamides: synthesis of 3-aza[n.1.0]bicycles via vinyl radicals
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Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Titanocene Pnictinidene Complexes

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Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Post-Synthetic Functionalization of Tryptophan Protected Peptides Sequences through Indole (C-2) Photocatalytic Alkylation

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Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Cascade annulative-π-extension for the rapid construction of carbazole based polyaromatic hydrocarbons

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Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Direct screening of a target-specific covalent binder: stringent regulation of warhead reactivity at a matchmaking environment

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Communication

Transformations of empty CuI4 core to CuI2CuII2O and CuI6S cores via oxide and sulfide insertions

A tetrahedral {CuI4}4+ core is reversibly transformed to a mixed-valent {CuI2CuII2O}4+ core via the oxidative insertion and the reductive elimination of an oxide ion.

Graphical abstract: Transformations of empty CuI4 core to CuI2CuII2O and CuI6S cores via oxide and sulfide insertions
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Communication

Ionic framework constructed with protic ionic liquid units for improving ammonia uptake

A [Ph3ImH][Tf2N]2 framework constructed from ionic liquid units frustrated with ammonia presents high reversible ammonia uptake of 13.53 mmol g−1.

Graphical abstract: Ionic framework constructed with protic ionic liquid units for improving ammonia uptake
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Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Pure organic quinacridone dyes as dual sensitizers in tandem photoelectrochemical cells for unassisted total water splitting

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Communication

Sodium citrate as a self-sacrificial sodium compensation additive for sodium-ion batteries

Sodium citrate is proposed as a promising cathode additive to compensate the first cycle Na loss in sodium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Sodium citrate as a self-sacrificial sodium compensation additive for sodium-ion batteries
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Communication

Electrosynthesized CuOx/graphene by a four-electrode electrolysis system for the oxygen reduction reaction to hydrogen peroxide

A facile four-electrode electrolysis system is firstly applied to synthesize CuOx/graphene hybrid for oxygen reduction to hydrogen peroxide.

Graphical abstract: Electrosynthesized CuOx/graphene by a four-electrode electrolysis system for the oxygen reduction reaction to hydrogen peroxide
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Communication

Pd/Ni-Catalyzed Germa-Suzuki coupling via dual Ge–F bond activation

Pd/Ni → Ge–F interactions supported by phosphine-chelation were found to trigger dual activation of Ge–F bonds under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Pd/Ni-Catalyzed Germa-Suzuki coupling via dual Ge–F bond activation
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Communication

Probing electrosynthetic reactions with furfural on copper surfaces

This work entails the integrated use of electrochemistry and operando Raman spectroscopy to probe the reduction of a biomass platform, furfural, to value-added chemicals on Cu electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Probing electrosynthetic reactions with furfural on copper surfaces
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Communication

3,6-Fluoren[5]arenes: synthesis, structure and complexation with fullerenes C60 and C70

3,6-Fluoren[5]arenes with big and rich-electron cavities were conveniently synthesized, which could form stable 1 : 1 complexes with fullerenes in solution.

Graphical abstract: 3,6-Fluoren[5]arenes: synthesis, structure and complexation with fullerenes C60 and C70
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Communication

A binuclear Co-based metal–organic framework towards efficient oxygen evolution reaction

A binuclear Co-based MOF with Co coordinated to two tetrazolate N atoms shows overpotentials of 336 and 396 mV to achieve the current density of 10 mA cm−2 for OER in 1 M KOH and 0.1 M KOH, respectively.

Graphical abstract: A binuclear Co-based metal–organic framework towards efficient oxygen evolution reaction
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Communication

Wireless electrochemiluminescence at functionalised gold microparticles using 3D titanium electrode arrays

Wireless electrochemiluminescence is generated from functionalised gold microparticles using interdigitated, 3D printed, titanium arrays as feeder electrodes. Active transport and intense electric fields leads to bright electrochemiluminescence.

Graphical abstract: Wireless electrochemiluminescence at functionalised gold microparticles using 3D titanium electrode arrays
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Open Access Communication

Plug-and-play aqueous electrochemical atom transfer radical polymerization

‘Plug-and-play’ simplified electrochemical atom transfer radical polymerisation of PEGA480 under potentiostatic and galvanostatic conditions proceeds with very good control to conversions up to 83%.

Graphical abstract: Plug-and-play aqueous electrochemical atom transfer radical polymerization
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Communication

Nickel-catalyzed Heck reaction of cycloalkenes using aryl sulfonates and pivalates

Nickel-catalyzed Heck reaction of cycloalkenes produces uncommon isomers with aryl rings in conjugation with olefins.

Graphical abstract: Nickel-catalyzed Heck reaction of cycloalkenes using aryl sulfonates and pivalates
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Communication

Palladium catalyzed divergent cycloadditions of vinylidenecyclopropane-diesters with methyleneindolinones enabled by zwitterionic π-propargyl palladium species

An in situ generated unprecedented zwitterionic π-propargyl palladium species in a switchable process between (3+2) and (4+2) cycloadditions can be achieved by changing the phosphine ligand.

Graphical abstract: Palladium catalyzed divergent cycloadditions of vinylidenecyclopropane-diesters with methyleneindolinones enabled by zwitterionic π-propargyl palladium species
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Communication

Concurrent atom transfer radical polymerization and nitroxide radical coupling relay polymerization

Relay polymerization by conjugate radical trapping and re-initiation resulting in polymers with inserted alkoxyamine linkages.

Graphical abstract: Concurrent atom transfer radical polymerization and nitroxide radical coupling relay polymerization
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Communication

A facile and practical preparation of P-chiral phosphine oxides

A practical and cost-effective synthetic method of P-chiral diarylalkyl, aryldialkyl, and triaryl phosphine oxides by using readily available chiral diphenyl-2-pyrrolidinemethanol as the auxiliary is developed. The long-standing racemization issue during solvolysis has been addressed.

Graphical abstract: A facile and practical preparation of P-chiral phosphine oxides
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Communication

Unexpected aliovalent cation substitution between two NLO materials LiBa3Bi6(SeO3)7F11 and Ba3Bi6.5(SeO3)7F10.5O0.5

One new combination, alkali metal and alkaline earth metal selenite fluoride, LiBa3Bi6(SeO3)7F11 (LBBSF) and its analogue Ba3Bi6.5(SeO3)7F10.5O0.5 (BBSF) were reported here for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Unexpected aliovalent cation substitution between two NLO materials LiBa3Bi6(SeO3)7F11 and Ba3Bi6.5(SeO3)7F10.5O0.5
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Communication

Anionic redox reaction triggered by trivalent Al3+ in P3-Na0.65Mn0.5Al0.5O2

P3-type Na0.65Mn0.5Al0.5O2 (NMAO) exhibits a first charging capacity of ∼110 mA h g−1 with oxygen redox behavior triggered by Al3+.

Graphical abstract: Anionic redox reaction triggered by trivalent Al3+ in P3-Na0.65Mn0.5Al0.5O2
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Open Access Communication

Isolable small-molecule cysteine sulfenic acid

A small-molecule cysteine sulfenic acid (Cys–SOH) with ‘shelf stability’ protected by a molecular cradle was synthesized by direct oxidation of a thiol with H2O2. Its crystal structure and biologically relevant reactivity were elucidated.

Graphical abstract: Isolable small-molecule cysteine sulfenic acid
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Communication

Highly efficient self-trapped exciton emission in a one-dimensional face-shared hybrid lead bromide

A new one-dimensional face-shared hybrid lead bromide exhibits highly efficient broadband yellow-light emission with a quantum yield of 16.8%.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient self-trapped exciton emission in a one-dimensional face-shared hybrid lead bromide
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Communication

Enhanced selectivity and stability towards CO2 reduction of sub-5 nm Au NPs derived from supramolecular assembly

Au nanoparticles protected by macrocyclic cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) are obtained from supramolecular self-assembly. Attributed to the unique features of CB[n], CB[n]-Au catalysts present excellent catalytic performance for CO2 electroreduction to CO.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced selectivity and stability towards CO2 reduction of sub-5 nm Au NPs derived from supramolecular assembly
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Open Access Communication

Di-tert-butyldiphosphatetrahedrane as a building block for phosphaalkenes and phosphirenes

Reactions of di-tert-butyldiphosphatetrahedrane (tBuCP)2 with various carbenes result in P–P or P–C bond cleavage to afford phosphaalkenes and phosphirenes. The results demonstrate the distinct reactivity of (tBuCP)2 compared to its monomer tBuCP.

Graphical abstract: Di-tert-butyldiphosphatetrahedrane as a building block for phosphaalkenes and phosphirenes
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Communication

Facile synthesis of 3D covalent organic frameworks via a two-in-one strategy

A new 3D imine-linked COF (3D-Flu-COF) was readily prepared via a “two-in-one” strategy for the first time which featured high stability and excellent acidichromic sensing properties.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of 3D covalent organic frameworks via a two-in-one strategy
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Communication

Soluble imidazolium-functionalized coordination cages for efficient homogeneous catalysis of CO2 cycloaddition reactions

The soluble metal–organic cage ImBDC-Co can be employed as a homogeneous catalyst for the CO2 cycloaddition reaction, and shows higher catalytic activity than its heterogeneous counterparts. Moreover, the soluble cage can realize recovery and reuse without activity loss.

Graphical abstract: Soluble imidazolium-functionalized coordination cages for efficient homogeneous catalysis of CO2 cycloaddition reactions
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Communication

Nitrogen doped carbon spheres with wrinkled cages for the selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 5-formyl-2-furancarboxylic acid

Nitrogen doped carbon spheres with wrinkled cages exhibited high catalytic activity and selectivity in the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 5-formyl-2-furancarboxylic acid using TBHP as the oxidant.

Graphical abstract: Nitrogen doped carbon spheres with wrinkled cages for the selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 5-formyl-2-furancarboxylic acid
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Communication

Block copolymer micelles enable facile synthesis of organic–inorganic perovskite nanostructures with tailored architecture

We report a distinct method for the production of organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite (OIHP) nanostructures using block copolymer micelles as scaffolds.

Graphical abstract: Block copolymer micelles enable facile synthesis of organic–inorganic perovskite nanostructures with tailored architecture
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Communication

Chemical-chemical redox cycling amplification strategy in a self-powered photoelectrochemical system: a proof of concept for signal amplified photocathodic immunoassay

A chemical-chemical redox cycling amplification strategy was introduced into a photocathodic immunosensing system.

Graphical abstract: Chemical-chemical redox cycling amplification strategy in a self-powered photoelectrochemical system: a proof of concept for signal amplified photocathodic immunoassay
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Open Access Communication

Tuning the mechanistic pathways of peptide self-assembly by aromatic interactions

Herein, we have unravelled the key influence of aromatic interactions on the mechanistic pathways of peptide self-assembly by introducing suitable chromophores (pyrene vs. naphthalene).

Graphical abstract: Tuning the mechanistic pathways of peptide self-assembly by aromatic interactions
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Communication

Enantiopure dimagnesium(I) and magnesium(II) hydride complexes incorporating chiral amidinate or β-diketiminate ligands

The first examples of enantiopure, dinuclear magnesium(I) and magnesium(II) hydride complexes have been kinetically stabilised using bulky chiral β-diketiminate and amidinate ligands (see picture).

Graphical abstract: Enantiopure dimagnesium(i) and magnesium(ii) hydride complexes incorporating chiral amidinate or β-diketiminate ligands
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Communication

A versatile sea anemone-inspired strategy toward 2D hybrid porous carbons from functional molecular brushes

A versatile sea anemone-inspired functional molecular brush is utilized to fabricate 2D hybrid porous carbon.

Graphical abstract: A versatile sea anemone-inspired strategy toward 2D hybrid porous carbons from functional molecular brushes
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Communication

Modulating alkene reactivity from oxygenation to halogenation via electrochemical O2 activation by Mn porphyrin

Modulating alkene reactivity from oxygenation to halogenation with an exogenous ligand via O2 electrochemical reductive activation.

Graphical abstract: Modulating alkene reactivity from oxygenation to halogenation via electrochemical O2 activation by Mn porphyrin
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Communication

Gramicidin A-based unimolecular channel: cancer cell-targeting behavior and ion transport-induced apoptosis

Unimolecular ion channel was constructed by attaching galactose moiety onto gramicidin A peptide, which exhibited liver cancer cell-targeting behavior. The channel-mediated ion flux could disturb ion homeostasis and induce apoptosis of the cells.

Graphical abstract: Gramicidin A-based unimolecular channel: cancer cell-targeting behavior and ion transport-induced apoptosis
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Communication

A novel promising infrared nonlinear optical selenide KAg3Ga8Se14 designed from benchmark AgGaQ2 (Q = S, Se)

Introduction of potassium into the structure of AgGaQ2 (Q = S, Se) brings a new nonlinear optical active selenide KAg3Ga8Se14 with a novel structure-type and balanced performance.

Graphical abstract: A novel promising infrared nonlinear optical selenide KAg3Ga8Se14 designed from benchmark AgGaQ2 (Q = S, Se)
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Communication

Gold(I) ethylene complexes supported by electron-rich scorpionates

“Bottle-able” molecules with gold–ethylene bonds have been obtained using electron-rich scorpionates. Resulting molecules display enhanced gold → ethylene backbonding, and properties different from those involving electron-poor scorpionates.

Graphical abstract: Gold(i) ethylene complexes supported by electron-rich scorpionates
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Communication

Efficient photocatalytic conversion of CH4 into ethanol with O2 over nitrogen vacancy-rich carbon nitride at room temperature

An ethanol production rate as high as 281.6 μmol g−1 h−1 was achieved during the photocatalytic conversion of CH4 in the presence of O2 at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Efficient photocatalytic conversion of CH4 into ethanol with O2 over nitrogen vacancy-rich carbon nitride at room temperature
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Communication

Determining the concentration and enantiomeric composition of histidine using one fluorescent probe

A chemoselective as well as enantioselective fluorescent probe has been developed to determine both the concentration and enantiomeric composition of histidine.

Graphical abstract: Determining the concentration and enantiomeric composition of histidine using one fluorescent probe
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Open Access Communication

Structure–direction towards the new large pore zeolite NUD-3

A subtle structure–direction allows the crystallization of the ordered and fully connected zeolite NUD-3 instead of disordered or interrupted versions.

Graphical abstract: Structure–direction towards the new large pore zeolite NUD-3
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Communication

Light-mediated chiroptical switching of an achiral foldamer host in presence of a carbohydrate guest

A chiral guest induces opposite helix handedness in the two states of a photoswitchable host.

Graphical abstract: Light-mediated chiroptical switching of an achiral foldamer host in presence of a carbohydrate guest
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Communication

Chirality from scratch: enantioselective adsorption in geometrically controlled lateral nanoconfinement

Chiral symmetry breaking in molecular adsorption at the solid/liquid interface by lateral geometric nanoconfinement is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Chirality from scratch: enantioselective adsorption in geometrically controlled lateral nanoconfinement
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