Scalable biocatalytic C–H oxyfunctionalization reactions
Biocatalytic methods for selective C–H oxyfunctionalization reactions are rapidly emerging and hold significant potential to streamline complex molecule synthesis. This review highlights key advances in this area developed within the past decade.
Recent advances in bioelectronics chemistry
In this review, we focus on the contributions made to the bioelectronic field from various aspects of chemistry.
Rare-earth metal–organic frameworks: from structure to applications
In the past 30 years, rare-earth metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been gaining attention owing to their diverse chemical structures, and tunable properties.
Endoplasmic reticulum stress: an arising target for metal-based anticancer agents
Metal anticancer agents are rapidly emerging as selective, potent therapeutics that exhibit anticancer activity by inducing endoplasmic reticulum stress.
Medical micro/nanorobots in complex media
This article introduces how various complex media impact the propulsion of micro/nanorobotics and highlights the emerging technological approaches to enhance the locomotion in complex environments toward practical medical applications in vivo.
Emerging combination strategies with phototherapy in cancer nanomedicine
Based on the challenges in single-mode phototherapy, this review summarizes the significant research progress in combinatorial strategies with phototherapy.
C–C and C–X coupling reactions of unactivated alkyl electrophiles using copper catalysis
Copper catalysts enable cross-coupling reactions of unactivated alkyl electrophiles to generate C–C and C–X bonds.
Liquid-based porous membranes
The confluence of available membrane materials and the explorations into fluid behaviors have revolutionized liquid-based porous membranes, which deserve more attention.
Recognition and applications of anion–anion dimers based on anti-electrostatic hydrogen bonds (AEHBs)
Contrary to expectations, protic hydroxyanions show a surprisingly reliable facility to dimerize or oligomerize together by hydrogen bonding.
Cancer stem cell-targeted bio-imaging and chemotherapeutic perspective
Characteristics of CSCs targeted for developing therapeutic and bio-imaging agents.
Advances towards programmable droplet transport on solid surfaces and its applications
We review progress towards the programmable transport of droplets on surfaces together with its applications in chemistry and materials science.
About this collection
We are delighted to present the 2020 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.