Molecular engineering of organic electroactive materials for redox flow batteries
With high scalability and independent control over energy and power, redox flow batteries (RFBs) stand out as an important large-scale energy storage system.
Inverse electron demand Diels–Alder reactions in chemical biology
The emerging inverse electron demand Diels–Alder (IEDDA) reaction stands out from other bioorthogonal reactions by virtue of its unmatchable kinetics, excellent orthogonality and biocompatibility.
Emerging tellurium nanostructures: controllable synthesis and their applications
This review summarizes the recent advances in the design and controlled synthesis of Te nanostructures, their novel properties and potential applications.
A chemistry and material perspective on lithium redox flow batteries towards high-density electrical energy storage
This review summarizes the latest advances and challenges from a chemistry and material perspective on Li-redox flow batteries that combine the synergistic features of Li-ion batteries and redox flow batteries towards large-scale high-density energy storage systems.
BODIPY-based probes for the fluorescence imaging of biomolecules in living cells
This review covers recent advances in the development of BODIPY-based fluorescent probes for biological studies.
Probing the nature of upconversion nanocrystals: instrumentation matters
Understanding upconversion nanocrystals: this review intends to summarize instrumental matters related to the characterization of upconversion nanocrystals from surface structures to intrinsic properties to ultimate challenges in nanocrystal analysis at single-particle levels.
Recent advances in C–S bond formation via C–H bond functionalization and decarboxylation
The development of mild and general methods for C–S bond formation has received significant attention because the C–S bond is indispensable in many important biological and pharmaceutical compounds.
Graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures: an emerging material system
In this critical review, the latest advances on emerging material systems, i.e., graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures including 1D fibers/ribbons, 2D films/papers, 3D network-structured monoliths and their composite counterparts with either polymers or nano-objects are overviewed. The potential applications of these graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures are also discussed.
Transition metal-mediated bioorthogonal protein chemistry in living cells
Transition metal-mediated chemical conversions have rapidly expanded our intracellular protein chemistry toolbox, which would broaden our view on bioorthogonal chemistry.
Addition of CF3 across unsaturated moieties: a powerful functionalization tool
This review summarizes recent methodologies for the simultaneous formation of C–CF3 and C–C or C–heteroatom bonds by formal addition reactions to alkenes.
Nanostructured hydrotreating catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen evolution
Nanostructuring is a useful strategy to improve the activity of some known hydrotreating catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen evolution.
Nanoparticles meet electrospinning: recent advances and future prospects
In this critical review, the latest advances on nanoparticles–electrospun fibres by post-treatment of the as-prepared electrospun fibres or directly adding nanoparticles into electrospun solution have been overviewed. The application potentials of the nanoparticle–electrospun fibre composites and the trends in this emerging field have been described.
Recent progress in metal–organic complexes for optoelectronic applications
This critical review reports recent advances in the development of metal–organic complexes for optoelectronic applications.
Spiropyran-based dynamic materials
Covalent immobilisation of the spiropyran moiety onto macromolecular supports or inorganic scaffolds allows for the creation of robust dynamic materials.
Nanostructured metal chalcogenides: synthesis, modification, and applications in energy conversion and storage devices
This review discusses the recent advances on liquid-phase synthesis, modifications, and energy-related applications of nanostructured metal chalcogenide materials.
Enhancing solar cell efficiency: the search for luminescent materials as spectral converters
This review highlights the recent advances in the field of luminescent materials as spectral converters for photovoltaic applications.
Heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 by metal oxides: defect engineering – perfecting imperfection
In this review, we discuss how metal oxides with designed defects can be synthesized and engineered, to enable heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of gaseous carbon dioxide to chemicals and fuels.
Computational materials design of crystalline solids
Recent advances in the computational techniques and procedures for the design of functional materials are reviewed.
Natural product modulators of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels as potential anti-cancer agents
Natural products provide privileged scaffolds for transient receptor potential (TRP) channel engagement and a source for chemical probe and/or lead development.
Nanostructured conductive polymers for advanced energy storage
Nanostructured conductive polymers (nCPs) have aroused considerable research interest owing to their unique properties over their bulk counterparts, such as high electrical conductivity, large surface areas, and shortened pathways for charge/mass transport. These advantageous features make them promising candidates for applications in energy storage devices.
Illuminating biological processes through site-specific protein labeling
This tutorial review introduces strategies for site-specific protein labeling, and highlights its advantages in solving biological questions.
Protein micro- and nano-capsules for biomedical applications
We highlight methods for the construction of functionalised protein-based capsules and their use in delivery strategies.
drug molecules for therapy with carbon monoxide
Enabling controlled delivery of therapeutic carbon monoxide (CO) using CO-releasing molecules (CO-RMs): principles for the generation of clinically useful CO-RMs.
Stereochemistry of post-transition metal
oxides: revision of the classical lone pair model
This tutorial review addresses the structural and electronic aspects of cationic lone pairs in the solid-state.
Recent developments in
natural product synthesis using metal-catalysed C–H bond functionalisation
Selected recent examples are described of how metal-catalysed C–H bond functionalisation has been able to positively affect the synthesis of natural products.
Design, synthesis and biological application of chemical
probes for bio-imaging
Design and synthesis of fluorescent probes enables imaging of functioning molecules in living cells.
Non-stabilized transition metal
carbenes as intermediates in intramolecular reactions of alkynes with alkenes
Alkynes react with alkenes in the presence of alkynophilic transition metals via cyclopropylcarbene metal complexes.
assembly of micro-/nano-building blocks: bio-inspired rigid structural functional materials
In this critical review, the concept of hierarchically assembled construction of bio-inspired structural functional materials is overviewed. The hierarchical structures of natural models, bio-inspired rigid structural materials, functional building blocks, and hierarchical assembly techniques have been reviewed.
Nanoparticles functionalised with reversible molecular and supramolecular switches
Combination of nanoparticles and molecular/supramolecular switches provides a route to new materials in which these two components can affect and modify each other’s behaviour.
About this collection
We are delighted to present a collection showcasing articles by winners of the ChemSocRev Lectureship over the years. This Lectureship recognises outstanding scientists who have made a significant contribution in their research field.