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Themed collection 2017 Highlight article collection

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Hierarchically structured magnesium based oxides: synthesis strategies and applications in organic pollutant remediation

In this highlight, we review the design and formation of MgO based hierarchical structures and cover some selected examples on their applications in adsorption of organic contaminants.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchically structured magnesium based oxides: synthesis strategies and applications in organic pollutant remediation
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Hollow CuxO (x = 2, 1) micro/nanostructures: synthesis, fundamental properties and applications

In this review, we comprehensively summarize the important advances in hollow CuxO micro/nanostructures, including the universal synthesis strategies, the interfacial Cu–O atomic structures as well as the intrinsic properties, and potential applications. Remarks on emerging issues and promising research directions are also discussed.

Graphical abstract: Hollow CuxO (x = 2, 1) micro/nanostructures: synthesis, fundamental properties and applications
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Recent progress in the synthesis of nanostructured magnesium hydroxide

This highlight discusses magnesium hydroxide design at the nanoscale, common aspects of crystallite growth and how nanostructuring impacts properties.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in the synthesis of nanostructured magnesium hydroxide
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Co-crystallization of 1,3,5-trifluoro-2,4,6-triiodobenzene (1,3,5-TFTIB) with a variety of Lewis bases through halogen-bonding interactions

Co-crystallization of 1,3,5-trifluoro-2,4,6-triiodobenzene (1,3,5-TFTIB) with a variety of halogen-bonding acceptors.

Graphical abstract: Co-crystallization of 1,3,5-trifluoro-2,4,6-triiodobenzene (1,3,5-TFTIB) with a variety of Lewis bases through halogen-bonding interactions
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GeTe: a simple compound blessed with a plethora of properties

A selection from the wide range of functional properties present in the binary compound, GeTe, are reviewed is this paper.

Graphical abstract: GeTe: a simple compound blessed with a plethora of properties
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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cis-Protected palladium(II) based binuclear complexes as tectons in crystal engineering and the imperative role of the cis-protecting agent

The shape and molecular packing of cis-protected Pd(II) based binuclear complexes depends upon the ligand and cis-protecting agents.

Graphical abstract: cis-Protected palladium(ii) based binuclear complexes as tectons in crystal engineering and the imperative role of the cis-protecting agent
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Experimental and theoretical investigations of the gas adsorption sites in rht-metal–organic frameworks

This highlight article reviews the experimental and theoretical studies that have been implemented to investigate the sorption sites for gases in rht-metal–organic frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Experimental and theoretical investigations of the gas adsorption sites in rht-metal–organic frameworks
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Recent advances on supramolecular isomerism in metal organic frameworks

This review highlights selected examples of supramolecular isomerism in the area of metal organic frameworks and major factors of their formation are also discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances on supramolecular isomerism in metal organic frameworks
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Efficient pure green emission from Er-doped Ga2O3 films

This review describes recent advances in the properties of Er-doped Ga2O3 films and light-emitting devices based on these films.

Graphical abstract: Efficient pure green emission from Er-doped Ga2O3 films
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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High-pressure crystallization and properties of diamond from magnesium-based catalysts

HPHT diamond synthesis using catalysts based on magnesium demonstrates a number of intriguing characteristics. In this highlight, we review the major characteristics of the growth, morphology, internal structure, and defect and impurity content of diamonds crystallized using Mg-based catalysts.

Graphical abstract: High-pressure crystallization and properties of diamond from magnesium-based catalysts
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Unravelling chromism in metal–organic frameworks

Chromophoric MOFs are reviewed, focussing on those which change colour on application of external stimuli such as heat, pressure, light or chemical environment.

Graphical abstract: Unravelling chromism in metal–organic frameworks
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Photocatalytic metal–organic frameworks for organic transformations

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted increasing attention for applications in heterogeneous photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic metal–organic frameworks for organic transformations
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Perspectives on metal–organic frameworks with intrinsic electrocatalytic activity

This highlight article focuses on the rapidly emerging area of electrocatalytic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with a particular emphasis on those systems displaying intrinsic activity.

Graphical abstract: Perspectives on metal–organic frameworks with intrinsic electrocatalytic activity
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Metal–organic frameworks with Lewis acidity: synthesis, characterization, and catalytic applications

In this highlight, we review the recent development in the design and synthesis of metal–organic frameworks with Lewis acidity, the characterization techniques of Lewis acid sites, and their applications in heterogeneous catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks with Lewis acidity: synthesis, characterization, and catalytic applications
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Enzyme encapsulation in metal–organic frameworks for applications in catalysis

Various methods for encapsulating enzymes in metal–organic frameworks are discussed and the catalytic activity of biocomposites prepared using these methods is highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Enzyme encapsulation in metal–organic frameworks for applications in catalysis
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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Understanding metal–organic frameworks for photocatalytic solar fuel production

The fascinating chemical and physical properties of MOFs have recently stimulated exploration of their application for photocatalysis. Design guidelines for these materials in photocatalytic solar fuel generation can be developed by applying the right spectroscopic tools.

Graphical abstract: Understanding metal–organic frameworks for photocatalytic solar fuel production
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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MOF catalysts in biomass upgrading towards value-added fine chemicals

The development of new synthetic routes from biomass sources towards already existing molecules, which are then called bio-based molecules, or the transformation of biomass into new building blocks and materials will be of great impact. This review presents a critical comparison between MOFs and other catalysts (e.g. zeolites) for biomass transformation.

Graphical abstract: MOF catalysts in biomass upgrading towards value-added fine chemicals
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Hydrothermal synthesis of strontium titanate: thermodynamic considerations, morphology control and crystallisation mechanisms

The hydrothermal/solvothermal method is one of the most versatile synthetic routes for producing a large number of compounds. The thermodynamic aspects, the control of morphology and the crystallisation mechanisms are reviewed and discussed in this highlight, with special emphasis on the synthesis of SrTiO3, as a model system.

Graphical abstract: Hydrothermal synthesis of strontium titanate: thermodynamic considerations, morphology control and crystallisation mechanisms
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Alkoxido-bridged binuclear copper(II) complexes derived from aminoalcohols – useful building blocks in designing coordination polymers with a rich structural variety

Binuclear alkoxido-bridged species act as robust nodes in designing 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D coordination polymers. This paper reviews the chemistry of coordination polymers constructed from alkoxido-bridged binuclear copper(II) nodes and a rich variety of spacers.

Graphical abstract: Alkoxido-bridged binuclear copper(ii) complexes derived from aminoalcohols – useful building blocks in designing coordination polymers with a rich structural variety
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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The proof is in the powder: revealing structural peculiarities in the Yb3Rh4Sn13 structure type

Compounds adopting the Yb3Rh4Sn13 structure type have drawn attention because of the revelation of exotic states such as heavy fermion behavior, superconductivity, charge density wave, and quantum critical behavior.

Graphical abstract: The proof is in the powder: revealing structural peculiarities in the Yb3Rh4Sn13 structure type
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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Crystal engineering for novel functionalities with oxide thin film epitaxy

Oxides have become recognized as one of the most promising next-generation electronic materials due to the varieties of rich functionalities such as superconductivity, ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, transparency, etc. This review gives recent advances about crystal engineering of oxide thin films via epitaxy techniques that control the microscopic crystallographic environment.

Graphical abstract: Crystal engineering for novel functionalities with oxide thin film epitaxy
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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How 2-periodic coordination networks are interweaved: entanglement isomerism and polymorphism

A method of analysis of entanglements in coordination polymers allows the classification of catenation patterns in all known 2-periodic coordination networks.

Graphical abstract: How 2-periodic coordination networks are interweaved: entanglement isomerism and polymorphism
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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Non-equimolar discrete compounds in binary chiral systems of organic substances

1 : 3 and 1 : 2 discrete compounds are verified in two chiral systems and discussed with respect to known cases in the literature.

Graphical abstract: Non-equimolar discrete compounds in binary chiral systems of organic substances
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Trinuclear copper(II) pyrazolate compounds: a long story of serendipitous discoveries and rational design

The ease of obtaining the triangular Cu33-OH)(μ-pz)3 moiety (pz = pyrazolate), and its supramolecular self-assemblies, uses and perspectives are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Trinuclear copper(ii) pyrazolate compounds: a long story of serendipitous discoveries and rational design
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Overview of the strategic approaches for the solid-state recognition of hydrated anions

This review highlights the solid state recognition of hydrated anions an expanding area in the domain of supramolecular chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Overview of the strategic approaches for the solid-state recognition of hydrated anions
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A review on recent advances for nucleants and nucleation in protein crystallization

Six nucleant types assist protein crystallization by improving crystal quality, increasing the crystallization success rate and minimizing protein consumption.

Graphical abstract: A review on recent advances for nucleants and nucleation in protein crystallization
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Structures and applications of metal–organic frameworks featuring metal clusters

This article highlights some examples of metal cluster-based MOFs and their applications including sensing, catalysis and nonlinear optical properties.

Graphical abstract: Structures and applications of metal–organic frameworks featuring metal clusters
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Two-dimensional transition metal diseleniums for energy storage application: a review of recent developments

In this review, we have briefly summarized the applications of two-dimensional transition metal diseleniums in supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries, sodium ion batteries and hydrogen storage.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional transition metal diseleniums for energy storage application: a review of recent developments
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TTF–PTM dyads: from switched molecular self assembly in solution to radical conductors in solid state

Dyads formed by tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) linked to perchlorotriphenylmethyl (PTM) radicals exhibit interesting physical properties such as bistability in solution or conductivity in solid state.

Graphical abstract: TTF–PTM dyads: from switched molecular self assembly in solution to radical conductors in solid state
From the themed collection: 2017 Highlight article collection
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