Themed collection Most cited articles from 2017
Stereospecific functionalizations and transformations of secondary and tertiary boronic esters
This feature article discusses the range of stereospecific transformations available to enantioenriched boronic esters, and their applications in synthesis.
C–H functionalization by high-valent Cp*Co(III) catalysis
Significant progress has been accomplished in directed C–H functionalization through the use of earth-abundant and inexpensive first-row transition metals.
Quantifying and understanding the steric properties of N-heterocyclic carbenes
This Feature Article presents and discusses the use of different methods to quantify and explore the steric impact of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands.
Lessons learned in tuning the optoelectronic properties of phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes
This perspective illustrates our approach in the design of heteroleptic cationic iridium(III) complexes for optoelectronic applications, especially as emitters in electroluminescent devices.
Biological and related applications of pillar[n]arenes
This review article summarizes the advance of pillar[n]arene chemistry in terms of its application in biological and related fields.
Properties and emerging applications of mechanically interlocked ligands
We discuss the properties and potential future applications in catalysis, sensing and materials of ligands based on mechanically interlocked molecules.
Fluorescent glycoprobes: a sweet addition for improved sensing
We highlight recent progress from our labs for the development of fluorescent glycoprobes for sensing ions/lectins and targeted detection of intracellular species, including the construction of their 2D material composites for targeted fluorescence imaging and theranostics.
Atomic and molecular layer deposition: off the beaten track
ALD archetype and deviations from it.
Beyond methylammonium lead iodide: prospects for the emergent field of ns2 containing solar absorbers
In this review we look beyond CH3NH3PbI3 to other ns2 containing solar absorbers, with the aim of identifying those materials likely to achieve high efficiencies.
Integrating natural biomass electro-oxidation and hydrogen evolution: using a porous Fe-doped CoP nanosheet array as a bifunctional catalyst
An Fe-doped CoP nanosheet array acts as an efficient catalyst electrode for aloe extract oxidation reaction (AOR) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). Its two-electrode alkaline electrolyzer requires 1.51 V for 20 mA cm−2.
Iridium(III) catalyzed regioselective amidation of indoles at the C4-position using weak coordinating groups
The C4-aminated indole scaffold is frequently encountered in several natural products and biologically active compounds.
High-quality Janus nanofibers prepared using three-fluid electrospinning
A new structured spinneret has been developed; this permits the fabrication of high quality Janus nanofibers using a three-fluid electrospinning process.
A nickel-borate nanoarray: a highly active 3D oxygen-evolving catalyst electrode operating in near-neutral water
A nickel-borate nanoarray on carbon cloth (Ni-Bi/CC) derived from NiO/CC shows high activity and durability for water oxidation electrocatalysis in a borate electrolyte (pH 9.2), offering a current density of 10 mA cm−2 at an overpotential of 470 mV.
Strong direct exchange coupling and single-molecule magnetism in indigo-bridged lanthanide dimers
The first lanthanide–indigo complexes are described, including a dysprosium single-molecule magnet and one of the strongest exchange coupling constants measured in a gadolinium compound.
The first quaternary diamond-like semiconductor with 10-membered LiS4 rings exhibiting excellent nonlinear optical performances
New DLS–Li4HgGe2S7 with novel 10-MR LiS4 rings and excellent performances(concurrently large SHG coefficient and impressive LDT) is reported.
An air stable radical-bridged dysprosium single molecule magnet and its neutral counterpart: redox switching of magnetic relaxation dynamics
Addition of a radical to the bridging tetrazine ligand of a Dy2 complex dramatically alters the magnetic properties. The radical complex undergoes magnetic relaxation via a thermal relaxation pathway, whereas the neutral compound relaxes via quantum tunneling of the magnetization.
Selectively lighting up two-photon photodynamic activity in mitochondria with AIE-active iridium(III) complexes
Three AIE-active Ir(III) complexes that preferentially accumulate in the mitochondria of cancer cells through endocytosis were manifested in a lit up photodynamic activity in mitochondria with efficient lethality towards cancer cells and multicellular tumor spheroids under two-photon irradiation.
Investigation of K3V2(PO4)3/C nanocomposites as high-potential cathode materials for potassium-ion batteries
Novel K3V2(PO4)3 and three-dimensional conductive network K3V2(PO4)3/C nanocomposites are successfully fabricated and further evaluated as cathode materials for potassium-ion batteries for the first time.
An unusual porous cationic metal–organic framework based on a tetranuclear hydroxyl-copper(II) cluster for fast and highly efficient dichromate trapping through a single-crystal to single-crystal process
An unusual porous cationic metal–organic framework based on a tetranuclear hydroxy-copper(II) cluster displays fast and highly efficient dichromate trapping through a SC–SC transformation.
Electrospun metal–organic framework derived hierarchical carbon nanofibers with high performance for supercapacitors
A novel N-doped MOF-based hierarchical carbon fiber (NPCF) towards supercapacitors was prepared by the pyrolysis of MOF nanofibers.
Photoredox-catalysed redox-neutral trifluoromethylation of vinyl azides for the synthesis of α-trifluoromethylated ketones
A redox-neutral, mild, and simple protocol is developed for the synthesis of α-trifluoromethylated ketones from vinyl azides upon visible-light irradiation.
Warming up for mechanosynthesis – temperature development in ball mills during synthesis
We present a first direct measurement of the temperature during milling combined with in situ Raman spectroscopy monitoring.
Ruthenium-catalyzed meta/ortho-selective C–H alkylation of azoarenes using alkyl bromides
meta/ortho-Selective CAr–H (di)alkylation reactions of azoarenes have been achieved via [Ru(p-cymene)Cl2]2 catalyzed ortho-metalation using various types of alkyl bromides.
Synthesis of NH-sulfoximines from sulfides by chemoselective one-pot N- and O-transfers
Direct synthesis of NH-sulfoximines from sulfides has been achieved through O and NH transfer in the same reaction, occurring with complete selectivity.
Dendron engineering in self-host blue iridium dendrimers towards low-voltage-driving and power-efficient nondoped electrophosphorescent devices
Low-voltage-driving and power-efficient nondoped electrophosphorescent devices have been realized by increasing the dendron's HOMO energy level to favor effective hole injection and promote exciton formation.
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We are delighted to present a collection showcasing some of the most cited ChemComm articles from 2017. This provides an easy way to quickly access the most important papers published in ChemComm this year. This diverse collection of articles highlights exciting and urgent topics from across the chemical sciences - from inorganic materials and supramolecular chemistry through to physical chemistry and synthetic methodology. We hope you enjoy reading this collection!