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Themed collection 2020 Emerging Investigators

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Contributors to the emerging investigators issue 2020

Chemical Society Reviews profiles the Emerging Investigators featured in the issue.

Graphical abstract: Contributors to the emerging investigators issue 2020
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Electrochemical reduction of Cr(VI) in water: lessons learned from fundamental studies and applications

Converting toxic Cr(VI) to benign Cr(III) would offer a solution to decontaminate drinking water.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical reduction of Cr(vi) in water: lessons learned from fundamental studies and applications
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

The fluorescence toolbox for visualizing autophagy

This review summarizes current advances in the rational design of fluorescence tools for monitoring and measuring autophagy.

Graphical abstract: The fluorescence toolbox for visualizing autophagy
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Applications of diazaphospholene hydrides in chemical catalysis

Routes to diverse families of diazaphospholene hydride-transfer catalysts are reviewed, followed by an examination of various reactions catalyzed by these systems, including asymmetric variants.

Graphical abstract: Applications of diazaphospholene hydrides in chemical catalysis
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Biological, biomolecular, and bio-inspired strategies for detection, extraction, and separations of lanthanides and actinides

This review surveys cellular and biomolecular methods to harvest f-block elements, emphasizing how recent characterization of lanthanide-utilizing bacteria is being translated into technologies to extract, separate, and sense these valuable elements.

Graphical abstract: Biological, biomolecular, and bio-inspired strategies for detection, extraction, and separations of lanthanides and actinides
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Martensitic transition in molecular crystals for dynamic functional materials

This review comprehensively summarizes fundamentals and potential applications of molecular martensites – an emerging class of dynamic crystals for next-generation smart functional materials.

Graphical abstract: Martensitic transition in molecular crystals for dynamic functional materials
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Towards commercialization: the operational stability of perovskite solar cells

This review gives insight into the operational stability of perovskite solar cells and provides possible research direction for further improvement.

Graphical abstract: Towards commercialization: the operational stability of perovskite solar cells
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Design of superior phototheranostic agents guided by Jablonski diagrams

This review summarizes how Jablonski diagrams guide the design of advanced organic optical agents and improvement of disease phototheranostic efficacies.

Graphical abstract: Design of superior phototheranostic agents guided by Jablonski diagrams
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Theoretical insights into single-atom catalysts

Schematic diagram of theoretical models and applications of single atom catalysts. A review on the theoretical models, intrinsic properties, and the related application of SACs.

Graphical abstract: Theoretical insights into single-atom catalysts
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Scalable biocatalytic C–H oxyfunctionalization reactions
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

Recent advances in bioelectronics chemistry

In this review, we focus on the contributions made to the bioelectronic field from various aspects of chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in bioelectronics chemistry
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Rare-earth metal–organic frameworks: from structure to applications
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Endoplasmic reticulum stress: an arising target for metal-based anticancer agents
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Medical micro/nanorobots in complex media
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Emerging combination strategies with phototherapy in cancer nanomedicine
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: C–C and C–X coupling reactions of unactivated alkyl electrophiles using copper catalysis
From the themed collection: Earth Abundant Metals in Catalysis
Tutorial Review

Targeting RNA with small molecules: from fundamental principles towards the clinic

This tutorial review describes the fundamental principles and recent advances in developing small molecule-based therapeutics for disease-associated RNAs.

Graphical abstract: Targeting RNA with small molecules: from fundamental principles towards the clinic
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Tutorial Review

Thermodynamic and kinetic hydricity of transition metal hydrides

This review of thermodynamic and kinetic hydricity provides conceptual overviews, tutorials on how to determine hydricity both experimentally and computationally, and salient case studies.

Graphical abstract: Thermodynamic and kinetic hydricity of transition metal hydrides
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Liquid-based porous membranes
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Recognition and applications of anion–anion dimers based on anti-electrostatic hydrogen bonds (AEHBs)
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Tutorial Review

Cancer stem cell-targeted bio-imaging and chemotherapeutic perspective

Characteristics of CSCs targeted for developing therapeutic and bio-imaging agents.

Graphical abstract: Cancer stem cell-targeted bio-imaging and chemotherapeutic perspective
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
Open Access Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Advances towards programmable droplet transport on solid surfaces and its applications
From the themed collection: 2020 Emerging Investigators
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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.

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