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Themed collection 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research

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Metal free direct C(sp2)–H arylaminations using nitrosoarenes to 2-hydroxy-di(het)aryl amines as multifunctional Aβ-aggregation modulators

A direct C(sp2)–H arylamination of 2-hydroxyarenes using nitrosoarenes was achieved under metal free conditions without the aid of additional reagents/steps for N–O bond cleavage.

Graphical abstract: Metal free direct C(sp2)–H arylaminations using nitrosoarenes to 2-hydroxy-di(het)aryl amines as multifunctional Aβ-aggregation modulators
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
Open Access Edge Article

Relative orientation of the carbonyl groups determines the nature of orbital interactions in carbonyl–carbonyl short contacts

The nature of orbital interactions in a carbonyl–carbonyl short contact is determined by the relative orientation of the two interacting carbonyl groups.

Graphical abstract: Relative orientation of the carbonyl groups determines the nature of orbital interactions in carbonyl–carbonyl short contacts
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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 Paper

Mechanoresponsive and recyclable biocatalytic sponges from enzyme-polymer surfactant conjugates and nanoparticles

The fabrication of biocatalytic, porous, recyclable, and mechanoresponsive elastic sponge like material is shown from a mixture of core–shell alkaline phosphatase-polymer surfactant bioconjugates and nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Mechanoresponsive and recyclable biocatalytic sponges from enzyme-polymer surfactant conjugates and nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 New Frontiers in Indian Research
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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.

New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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