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Communication

Synthesis and indole coupling reactions of azetidine and oxetane sulfinate salts

Azetidine and oxetane sulfinate salts are easily prepared from commercially available 3-iodoheterocycle precursors in a three-step sequence.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and indole coupling reactions of azetidine and oxetane sulfinate salts
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Communication

Amino acid functionalisation using the 2-phosphaethynolate anion. A facile route to (phosphanyl)carbonyl-amino acids

We describe the reactivity of the 2-phosphaethynolate anion (PCO) towards enantiomerically pure α-amino acids (AAs) resulting in the formation of novel salts of phosphinecarboxamides bearing chiral functionalities.

Graphical abstract: Amino acid functionalisation using the 2-phosphaethynolate anion. A facile route to (phosphanyl)carbonyl-amino acids
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Paper

A high transmission wave-guide wire network made by self-assembly

Polymer self-assembly of a 3D continuous gyroid morphology was replicated into a network consisting of hollow gold struts causing a strong reduction of optical absorption compared to solid struts with equal amount of Au per gyroid unit cell.

Graphical abstract: A high transmission wave-guide wire network made by self-assembly
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Communication

Rescuing DNA repair activity by rewiring the H-atom transfer pathway in the radical SAM enzyme, spore photoproduct lyase

Engineering the active site of the spore photoproduct lyase, a radical SAM enzyme involved in DNA repair, proves that it is possible to rewire the H-atom transfer pathway in a radical SAM enzyme.

Graphical abstract: Rescuing DNA repair activity by rewiring the H-atom transfer pathway in the radical SAM enzyme, spore photoproduct lyase
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Open Access Communication

A microstereolithography resin based on thiol-ene chemistry: towards biocompatible 3D extracellular constructs for tissue engineering

A new class of degradable aliphatic poly(carbonate) resins for use in microstereolithographic process is described.

Graphical abstract: A microstereolithography resin based on thiol-ene chemistry: towards biocompatible 3D extracellular constructs for tissue engineering
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Open Access Communication

6-exo-trig Michael addition-lactonizations for catalytic enantioselective chromenone synthesis

The catalytic enantioselective 6-exo-trig Michael addition-lactonization of enone-acid substrates to form cis-chromenones with high diastereo- and enantiocontrol was developed using the commercially available isothiourea tetramisole.

Graphical abstract: 6-exo-trig Michael addition-lactonizations for catalytic enantioselective chromenone synthesis
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Edge Article

Iridium-catalyzed diborylation of benzylic C–H bonds directed by a hydrosilyl group: synthesis of 1,1-benzyldiboronate esters

We describe the regioselective diborylation of 2-methyl hydrosilylarenes by the combination of [Ir(COD)OMe]2 as metal precursor and 4,4′-di-tert-butyl-2,2′-bipyridine to form diborylbenzylic compounds.

Graphical abstract: Iridium-catalyzed diborylation of benzylic C–H bonds directed by a hydrosilyl group: synthesis of 1,1-benzyldiboronate esters
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Open Access Edge Article

Enantioselective α-amination enabled by a BINAM-derived phase-transfer catalyst

The enantioselective amination of carbonyl derivatives is achieved via phase-transfer of aryldiazonium salts by BINAM-derived phosphoric acids.

Graphical abstract: Enantioselective α-amination enabled by a BINAM-derived phase-transfer catalyst
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Communication

Visible-light-mediated generation of nitrile oxides for the photoredox synthesis of isoxazolines and isoxazoles

Visible-light photoredox catalysis enables the synthesis of biologically relevant isoxazolines and isoxazoles from hydroxyimino acids.

Graphical abstract: Visible-light-mediated generation of nitrile oxides for the photoredox synthesis of isoxazolines and isoxazoles
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Open Access Edge Article

Evolved polymerases facilitate selection of fully 2′-OMe-modified aptamers

Evolved DNA polymerases are used in selections with fully 2′-OMe modified libraries to identify aptamers with high affinity for HNE.

Graphical abstract: Evolved polymerases facilitate selection of fully 2′-OMe-modified aptamers
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Communication

Covalent ladder formation becomes kinetically trapped beyond four rungs

Scrambling experiments suggest that oligomers cross-linked by four imine bonds are kinetically trapped, limiting the synthesis of covalent ladders with five or more rungs.

Graphical abstract: Covalent ladder formation becomes kinetically trapped beyond four rungs
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Communication

Pronounced effects of substituents on the iridium-catalyzed borylation of aryl C–H bonds

Iridium trisboryl complexes containing bisphosphine and bipyridine ligands and pinacolate and catecholate substituents are reported.

Graphical abstract: Pronounced effects of substituents on the iridium-catalyzed borylation of aryl C–H bonds
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Open Access Communication

The first near-linear bis(amide) f-block complex: a blueprint for a high temperature single molecule magnet

An unprecedented near-linear bis(amide) f-element complex has been prepared by utilizing bulky silylamide ligands. This Sm(II) complex is a blueprint for the next generation of single molecule magnets, where predictions for the Dy(III) analogue suggest they could operate above 77 K.

Graphical abstract: The first near-linear bis(amide) f-block complex: a blueprint for a high temperature single molecule magnet
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Open Access Edge Article

Pd-η3-C6H9 complexes of the Trost modular ligand: high nuclearity columnar aggregation controlled by concentration, solvent and counterion

Pd-η3-C6H9 cations bearing the Trost ligand (2) undergo two-stage oligomerisation-aggregation to form high nuclearity aggregates (up to 56 Pd centres), with aggregation strongly modulated by concentration, solvent and counter-anion.

Graphical abstract: Pd-η3-C6H9 complexes of the Trost modular ligand: high nuclearity columnar aggregation controlled by concentration, solvent and counterion
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Paper

Dearomatisation approaches to spirocyclic dienones via the electrophilic activation of alkynes

Two simple metal-mediated dearomatising spirocyclisation protocols to generate spirocyclic dienones from anisole and phenol-tethered ynones in high yields are described.

Graphical abstract: Dearomatisation approaches to spirocyclic dienones via the electrophilic activation of alkynes
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Open Access Communication

Synchronous intramolecular cycloadditions of the polyene macrolactam polyketide heronamide C

Two spontaneous intramolecular cycloadditions lead to the biosynthetic congeners heronamide A and B.

Graphical abstract: Synchronous intramolecular cycloadditions of the polyene macrolactam polyketide heronamide C
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Open Access Communication

In vitro gene expression within membrane-free coacervate protocells

Cell-free gene expression of a fluorescent protein (mCherry) is demonstrated within the molecularly crowded matrix of a polysaccharide/polypeptide coacervate.

Graphical abstract: In vitro gene expression within membrane-free coacervate protocells
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Open Access Review Article

Selection of boron reagents for Suzuki–Miyaura coupling

This review analyses the general physical and chemical properties of the seven main classes of boron reagent that have been employed for SM coupling.

Graphical abstract: Selection of boron reagents for Suzuki–Miyaura coupling
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Open Access Paper

A computational exploration of the crystal energy and charge-carrier mobility landscapes of the chiral [6]helicene molecule

The structure–property relationship between molecular packing and charge-carrier mobility is explored for the chiral [6]helicene molecule.

Graphical abstract: A computational exploration of the crystal energy and charge-carrier mobility landscapes of the chiral [6]helicene molecule
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Paper

Frustrated Lewis pairs incorporating the bifunctional Lewis acid 1,1′-fc{B(C6F5)2}2: reactivity towards small molecules

Applications of the bifunctional Lewis acid 1,1′-fc{B(C6F5)2}2 in FLP chemistry are described, including reactions towards H2O, NH3, CO2 and cyclohexylisocyanate.

Graphical abstract: Frustrated Lewis pairs incorporating the bifunctional Lewis acid 1,1′-fc{B(C6F5)2}2: reactivity towards small molecules
Review Article

The marine actinomycete genus Salinispora: a model organism for secondary metabolite discovery

This review covers the discovery of the marine actinomycete genus Salinispora and its development as a model for natural products research.

Graphical abstract: The marine actinomycete genus Salinispora: a model organism for secondary metabolite discovery
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Communication

Design and construction of artificial photoresponsive protocells capable of converting day light to chemical energy

Design and construction of artificial photoresponsive protocells based on the encapsulation and activation of metallized peptide/porphyrin self-assembled nanofilaments within silica-nanoparticle-stabilized colloidosomes.

Graphical abstract: Design and construction of artificial photoresponsive protocells capable of converting day light to chemical energy
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Open Access Paper

Uranium rhodium bonding in heterometallic complexes

The UIV–RhI intermetallic distances in the U2Rh2 complex (left, 2.7601(5) Å) and URh complex (right, 2.7630(5) Å) are very short and almost identical in the solid state even though solution electrochemistry suggests very different metal-based reduction processes.

Graphical abstract: Uranium rhodium bonding in heterometallic complexes
Paper

Photodissociation dynamics of fulvenallene and the fulvenallenyl radical at 248 and 193 nm

Photofragment translational spectroscopy was used to study the photodissociation of fulvenallene, C7H6, and the fulvenallenyl radical, C7H5. Fulvenallene only loses H atoms to form fulvenallenyl. Fulvenallenyl exhibits both C2H2-loss and C3H3-loss pathways.

Graphical abstract: Photodissociation dynamics of fulvenallene and the fulvenallenyl radical at 248 and 193 nm
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Paper

Nanodiamond–TiO2 composites for photocatalytic degradation of microcystin-LA in aqueous solutions under simulated solar light

Microcystin MC-LA degradation by a nanostructured solar photocatalyst.

Graphical abstract: Nanodiamond–TiO2 composites for photocatalytic degradation of microcystin-LA in aqueous solutions under simulated solar light
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Paper

Lignin depolymerisation by nickel supported layered-double hydroxide catalysts

Solid-base catalysts are developed and demonstrated to effectively depolymerize lignin without addition of hydrogen via a base-catalyzed mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Lignin depolymerisation by nickel supported layered-double hydroxide catalysts
Open Access Review Article

Block copolymer self-assembly for nanophotonics

From tunable reflectors to 3D metamaterials, the self-assembly of block copolymers is advancing nanostructures for photonic applications.

Graphical abstract: Block copolymer self-assembly for nanophotonics
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Open Access Edge Article

[MIII2MII3]n+ trigonal bipyramidal cages based on diamagnetic and paramagnetic metalloligands

A family of [MIII2MII3]n+ trigonal bipyramidal cages are characterised in the solution and solid state.

Graphical abstract: [MIII2MII3]n+ trigonal bipyramidal cages based on diamagnetic and paramagnetic metalloligands
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Open Access Paper

Topological landscapes of porous organic cages

We define a nomenclature for the classification of porous organic cage molecules, enumerating the 20 most probable topologies, 12 of which have been synthetically realised to date.

Graphical abstract: Topological landscapes of porous organic cages
Open Access Edge Article

Understanding single enzyme activity via the nano-impact technique

The electrochemical detection and characterisation of individual enzymes via the nano-impact technique is predicted.

Graphical abstract: Understanding single enzyme activity via the nano-impact technique
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Open Access Edge Article

Metathesis of a UV imido complex: a route to a terminal UV sulfide

The metathesis reaction of a UV imido complex supported by sterically demanding tris(tert-butoxy)siloxide ligands with CS2 afforded a terminal UV thiocarbonate but metathesis with H2S afforded the first example of a terminal UV sulfide.

Graphical abstract: Metathesis of a UV imido complex: a route to a terminal UV sulfide
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Identification of high performance solvents for the sustainable processing of graphene

Combined computational screening and practical assessment of >10 000 solvents for the sustainable liquid exfoliation of graphite to graphene.

Graphical abstract: Identification of high performance solvents for the sustainable processing of graphene
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Highlight

Recent advances in the biosynthesis of unusual polyketide synthase substrates

Polyketides comprise a diverse class of natural products, with many important biological and pharmacological activities. Substrates functioning as starter units and extender units during their assembly significantly contribute to the chemical complexity exhibited by this class of natural products. This highlight provides an overview of the recent advances in understanding the diversity of these polyketide synthase (PKS) building blocks.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the biosynthesis of unusual polyketide synthase substrates
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Communication

N-Heterocyclic carbene-stabilised arsinidene (AsH)

N-Heterocyclic carbene adducts of the parent arsinidene (AsH) were prepared by two different synthetic routes, either by reaction of As(SiMe3)3 with 2,2-difluoroimidazolines followed by desilylation or by reaction of [Na(dioxane)3.31][AsCO] with imidazolium chlorides.

Graphical abstract: N-Heterocyclic carbene-stabilised arsinidene (AsH)
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Open Access Edge Article

A practical, organic-mediated, hybrid electrolyser that decouples hydrogen production at high current densities

A hybrid electrolyser utilising anthraquinone disulfonic acid allows H2 and O2 production to be decoupled at current densities of up to 3.71 A cm−2, and provides an inherently safer and more flexible approach to water splitting.

Graphical abstract: A practical, organic-mediated, hybrid electrolyser that decouples hydrogen production at high current densities
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Extension of conjugation: probing anion binding strength and reporter mechanisms in (phenyl)cyclopentadienyl and indenyl receptors

Borane receptors featuring a rigidly conjugated indenyl-iron function give rise to enhanced anion binding affinities and ready colorimetric reporting.

Graphical abstract: Extension of conjugation: probing anion binding strength and reporter mechanisms in (phenyl)cyclopentadienyl and indenyl receptors
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Paper

A finite-element model of granular serotonin exocytosis

A detailed computational model to study serotonin exocytosis that supports the concept of subcompartments within platelet granules.

Graphical abstract: A finite-element model of granular serotonin exocytosis
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Unexpected insights into antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Zinc oxide nanoparticles cause marked up-regulation of pyrimidine biosynthesis and sugar metabolism but consistent down-regulation of amino acid synthesis in MRSA, suggesting a previously unrecognized mechanism of action.

Graphical abstract: Unexpected insights into antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
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Open Access Edge Article

Manganese-catalyzed allylation via sequential C–H and C–C/C–Het bond activation

Manganese-catalyzed sequential C–H and C–C/C–Het bond activation to synthesize allylic alcohols, allylated arenes, functionalized cyclopentenes and skipped dienes is reported.

Graphical abstract: Manganese-catalyzed allylation via sequential C–H and C–C/C–Het bond activation
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Communication

Cyclotrimerisation of isocyanates catalysed by low-coordinate Mn(II) and Fe(II) m-terphenyl complexes

Isocyanurates can be synthesised through the cyclotrimerisation of primary isocyanates catalysed by low-coordinate manganese(II) and iron(II) m-terphenyl complexes under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Cyclotrimerisation of isocyanates catalysed by low-coordinate Mn(ii) and Fe(ii) m-terphenyl complexes
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Open Access Edge Article

A 2-aza-Cope reactivity-based platform for ratiometric fluorescence imaging of formaldehyde in living cells

We present the first ratiometric fluorescent probes for formaldehyde, a major reactive species in biology, operating in the visible region.

Graphical abstract: A 2-aza-Cope reactivity-based platform for ratiometric fluorescence imaging of formaldehyde in living cells
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Open Access Paper

Tyr25, Tyr58 and Trp133 of Escherichia coli bacterioferritin transfer electrons between iron in the central cavity and the ferroxidase centre

Tyr58 and Trp133 play key roles in the formation and decay of the Tyr25 radical species of E. coli BFR.

Graphical abstract: Tyr25, Tyr58 and Trp133 of Escherichia coli bacterioferritin transfer electrons between iron in the central cavity and the ferroxidase centre
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Open Access Edge Article

Reduction chemistry of neptunium cyclopentadienide complexes: from structure to understanding

Structural investigation on neptunium cyclopentadienyl organometallic complexes in the formal oxidation states II, III, and IV: similarities and differences between Np and U.

Graphical abstract: Reduction chemistry of neptunium cyclopentadienide complexes: from structure to understanding
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Open Access Communication

Polymer colour converter with very high modulation bandwidth for visible light communications

We report the synthesis, photophysics and application of a novel semiconducting polymer as a colour converter for high speed visible light communication.

Graphical abstract: Polymer colour converter with very high modulation bandwidth for visible light communications
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Open Access Edge Article

Mechanistic studies on the addition of hydrogen to iridaepoxide complexes with subsequent elimination of water

Iridium complexes of the PCsp2P ligand in which the donors are linked by 2,3-benzo[b]thiophene groups engage in the cooperative activation of N2O and the resulting iridaepoxides can be treated with dihydrogen to effect elimination of water and regeneration of the starting iridium complex.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic studies on the addition of hydrogen to iridaepoxide complexes with subsequent elimination of water
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Open Access Critical Review

Is food allergen analysis flawed? Health and supply chain risks and a proposed framework to address urgent analytical needs

Food allergy is an increasing problem. If we fail to realise the promise of current risk assessment and risk management of food allergens through lack of ability to measure them reproducibly and with traceability to an international unit of measurement, the analytical community will have failed a significant societal challenge.

Graphical abstract: Is food allergen analysis flawed? Health and supply chain risks and a proposed framework to address urgent analytical needs
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Feature Article

Acetylene hydrochlorination using Au/carbon: a journey towards single site catalysis

The replacement of mercuric chloride in the production of vinyl chloride monomer, a precursor to PVC, would greatly reduce the environmental impact of this large scale industrial process.

Graphical abstract: Acetylene hydrochlorination using Au/carbon: a journey towards single site catalysis
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Paper

A reduced dimensionality quantum mechanical study of the H + HCF3 ↔ H2 + CF3 reaction

The dynamics of H + HCF3 ↔ H2 + CF3 reaction has been studied using reduced-dimensionality quantum scattering calculations together with a new potential energy surface construction method developed recently by the authors.

Graphical abstract: A reduced dimensionality quantum mechanical study of the H + HCF3 ↔ H2 + CF3 reaction
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Open Access Paper

Multifunctional supported bimetallic catalysts for a cascade reaction with hydrogen auto transfer: synthesis of 4-phenylbutan-2-ones from 4-methoxybenzyl alcohols

One pot synthesis of Raspberry Ketone Methyl Ether using a multifunctional AuPd supported on MgO catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional supported bimetallic catalysts for a cascade reaction with hydrogen auto transfer: synthesis of 4-phenylbutan-2-ones from 4-methoxybenzyl alcohols
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Communication

Hollow mesoporous raspberry-like colloids with removable caps as photoresponsive nanocontainers

The fabrication, characterisation and controlled cargo release of hollow mesoporous raspberry-like colloids (HMRCs), which are assembled by utilising host–guest complexation of cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) are described.

Graphical abstract: Hollow mesoporous raspberry-like colloids with removable caps as photoresponsive nanocontainers
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Open Access Edge Article

Formicamycins, antibacterial polyketides produced by Streptomyces formicae isolated from African Tetraponera plant-ants

Ant pharming: antibacterial polyketides from plant-ant associated bacteria.

Graphical abstract: Formicamycins, antibacterial polyketides produced by Streptomyces formicae isolated from African Tetraponera plant-ants
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Open Access Edge Article

Sensing iron availability via the fragile [4Fe–4S] cluster of the bacterial transcriptional repressor RirA

The global iron regulator RirA controls transcription of iron metabolism genes via the binding of a fragile [4Fe–4S] cluster.

Graphical abstract: Sensing iron availability via the fragile [4Fe–4S] cluster of the bacterial transcriptional repressor RirA
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Paper

Distinguishing relaxation dynamics in transiently crosslinked polymeric networks

Polymeric materials based on reversible non-covalent associations possess diverse mechanical behaviour, which can be orthogonally accessed through polymer molecular weight and control over physical crosslinks.

Graphical abstract: Distinguishing relaxation dynamics in transiently crosslinked polymeric networks
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Paper

Multimodal LA-ICP-MS and nanoSIMS imaging enables copper mapping within photoreceptor megamitochondria in a zebrafish model of Menkes disease

Coregistering quantitative high-resolution metal imaging with fluorescence imaging identifies copper accumulation in megamitochondria within intact neuroretinal slices.

Graphical abstract: Multimodal LA-ICP-MS and nanoSIMS imaging enables copper mapping within photoreceptor megamitochondria in a zebrafish model of Menkes disease
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Paper

Adipic acid production from lignin

Biological funneling is used to convert lignin-derived species to muconic acid, which is separated and catalytically upgraded to adipic acid.

Graphical abstract: Adipic acid production from lignin
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Can saliva testing replace blood measurements for health monitoring? Insights from a correlation study of salivary and whole blood glutathione in humans

The feasibility of using saliva samples as diagnostic for health status is assessed.

Graphical abstract: Can saliva testing replace blood measurements for health monitoring? Insights from a correlation study of salivary and whole blood glutathione in humans
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Open Access Communication

A new perspective in bio-refining: levoglucosenone and cleaner lignin from waste biorefinery hydrolysis lignin by selective conversion of residual saccharides

The sustainability of biorefineries can be improved through levoglucosenone production from residual sugars in waste lignin.

Graphical abstract: A new perspective in bio-refining: levoglucosenone and cleaner lignin from waste biorefinery hydrolysis lignin by selective conversion of residual saccharides
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Open Access Edge Article

Direct and indirect hyperpolarisation of amines using parahydrogen

Para-hydrogen achieves the hyperpolarisation of amines via SABRE.

Graphical abstract: Direct and indirect hyperpolarisation of amines using parahydrogen
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Paper

Phosphate removal using modified Bayoxide® E33 adsorption media

Newly developed surface-modified Bayoxide® E33 showed potential for phosphate removal applications.

Graphical abstract: Phosphate removal using modified Bayoxide® E33 adsorption media
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Review Article

Systems chemistry

A series of exciting phenomena that can occur in supramolecular systems away from equilibrium are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Systems chemistry
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Communication

Oxygenophilic ionic liquids promote the oxygen reduction reaction in Pt-free carbon electrocatalysts

We propose a novel idea to improve the surface properties of carbon-based Pt-free electrocatalysts in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) and Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFCs).

Graphical abstract: Oxygenophilic ionic liquids promote the oxygen reduction reaction in Pt-free carbon electrocatalysts
Paper

Salt metathesis routes to homoleptic near-linear Mg(II) and Ca(II) bulky bis(silyl)amide complexes

A series of bulky bis(silyl)amide ligands have been utilised to stabilise rare examples of formally 2-coordinate linear or near-linear Mg and Ca complexes.

Graphical abstract: Salt metathesis routes to homoleptic near-linear Mg(ii) and Ca(ii) bulky bis(silyl)amide complexes
Tutorial Review

Chemical analysis in saliva and the search for salivary biomarkers – a tutorial review

A review of the uses of saliva biomarkers, detection methods and requirements for new biomarkers.

Graphical abstract: Chemical analysis in saliva and the search for salivary biomarkers – a tutorial review
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Open Access Paper

Long-lived states to sustain SABRE hyperpolarised magnetisation

More than 4% net 1H-polarisation is created, in seconds, that is detectable for over 2 minutes.

Graphical abstract: Long-lived states to sustain SABRE hyperpolarised magnetisation
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Open Access Edge Article

A tendril perversion in a helical oligomer: trapping and characterizing a mobile screw-sense reversal

Inducing opposite screw senses at the two ends of a helix traps a helix reversal, allowing it to be characterised spectroscopically.

Graphical abstract: A tendril perversion in a helical oligomer: trapping and characterizing a mobile screw-sense reversal
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Open Access Edge Article

ZnSe quantum dots modified with a Ni(cyclam) catalyst for efficient visible-light driven CO2 reduction in water

A robust precious metal-free photocatalyst system comprised of ligand-free ZnSe quantum dots and a phosphonic acid-functionalised Ni(cyclam) catalyst achieves efficient reduction of aqueous CO2 to CO.

Graphical abstract: ZnSe quantum dots modified with a Ni(cyclam) catalyst for efficient visible-light driven CO2 reduction in water
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Sustainable metal-free carbogels as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts

A simple synthesis approach is presented to produce sustainable electrocatalysts with tuneable surface area, porosity, morphology and functionality.

Graphical abstract: Sustainable metal-free carbogels as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts
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Open Access Communication

Encapsulation of a {Cu16} cluster containing four [Cu4O4] cubanes within an isopolyoxometalate {W44} cluster

We report a {Cu16} embedded within a {W44} cluster containing four cubane-like [Cu4O4] units within an isopolyoxotungstate (isoPOT) in a {Na4Cu4[(H2W11O38) (CH3COO)(OH)3]}4·88H2O (1) and a polyanion Cu-linked {W11} chain Na6Cu2[(H2W11O38)(CH3COO)(OH)]·26H2O (2).

Graphical abstract: Encapsulation of a {Cu16} cluster containing four [Cu4O4] cubanes within an isopolyoxometalate {W44} cluster
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Open Access Communication

Synthesis and kinetic resolution of N-Boc-2-arylpiperidines

An efficient kinetic resolution of 2-arylpiperidines was developed using a chiral base.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and kinetic resolution of N-Boc-2-arylpiperidines
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Open Access Paper

Isothiourea-catalysed enantioselective pyrrolizine synthesis: synthetic and computational studies

The isothiourea-catalysed enantioselective synthesis of cis-pyrrolizines is explored synthetically and computationally.

Graphical abstract: Isothiourea-catalysed enantioselective pyrrolizine synthesis: synthetic and computational studies
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About this collection

In celebration of the 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry prizes and awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio – these articles are free to access until 1st August 2018.

Why not also have a look at last year’s collection of articles by our 2017 winners here.

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