Themed collection 2022 Emerging Investigators
Role of chemistry in bio-inspired liquid wettability
Different bio-inspired liquid wettability are derived through modulation of chemistry and topography—but the chemical modulation process emerged as a superior approach for embedding desired wettability and other relevant physical properties.
Minimally invasive nanomedicine: nanotechnology in photo-/ultrasound-/radiation-/magnetism-mediated therapy and imaging
This review systematically summarizes the research status, challenges, prospects, and potential bench-to-bedside translation of minimally invasive nanomedicines.
Manganese-catalyzed hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, and hydroelementation reactions
The review summarizes the recent progress on manganese-catalyzed (de)hydrogenation and hydroelementation reactions. It provides a complete and critical analysis of ligand design, reaction pathways, and synthetic applications.
Recent advances and perspectives for solar-driven water splitting using particulate photocatalysts
Recent advances in particulate photocatalytic water splitting are reviewed and the pioneering works in scalable H2 evolution via photocatalytic OWS are presented.
Systems chemistry of peptide-assemblies for biochemical transformations
The review focuses on the recent developments on diverse sets of complex enzymatic transformations by utilizing minimal peptide based self-assembled systems. It further attempts to provide a broad perspective for potentially programming functionality via rational selection of amino acid sequences, leading towards minimal catalytic systems that emulate some advanced traits of contemporary enzymes.
The fast-growing field of photo-driven theranostics based on aggregation-induced emission
This review summarized the progression of AIEgen-based photo-driven theranostics emphasizing on design strategies for efficient photosensitization, photothermal conversion and multimodal functionalities by adjusting the excited energy dissipation.
Supramolecular assemblies of organo-functionalised hybrid polyoxometalates: from functional building blocks to hierarchical nanomaterials
Organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates are versatile building blocks for the self-assembly of functional supramolecular materials.
Unravelling the benefits of transition-metal-co-doping in lanthanide upconversion nanoparticles
In this review we provide an overview of the current knowledge on lanthanide upconversion materials co-doped with transition metals. We focus on how the co-dopants affect the host lattice and the energy transfer processes.
Medicinal inorganic chemistry – challenges, opportunities and guidelines to develop the next generation of radioactive, photoactivated and active site inhibiting metal-based medicines
Medicinal inorganic chemistry is a burgeoning subfield of medicinal chemistry that focuses on the development of metal-based diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
Metallosupramolecular cages: from design principles and characterisation techniques to applications
This Tutorial Review discusses the principles and techniques behind the design, characterisation and applications of metallosupramolecular cages.
Microgels react to force: mechanical properties, syntheses, and force-activated functions
The unique response of microgels to force can be measured by AFM, tailored by synthesis, and used for activating functionality.
Recent advances in low-power-threshold nonlinear photochromic materials
This tutorial review introduces basics and recent advances of low-power-threshold nonlinear photochromic materials. We attempt to provide an intuitive understanding of incoherent nonlinear optical processes using fundamental concepts.
Cooperative approaches in catalytic hydrogenation and dehydrogenation
This review uses catalytic hydrogenation and dehydrogenation processes as a platform to compare metal–ligand cooperativity and metal–metal cooperativity as strategies in catalysis.
A guide to secondary coordination sphere editing
This tutorial review showcases recent (2015–2021) work describing ligand construction as it relates to the design of secondary coordination spheres (SCSs).
About this collection
We are delighted to present the 2022 Emerging Investigators issue. This collection showcases the high quality research of early career scientists who are internationally recognised for making outstanding contributions to their respective fields. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.