Themed collection 2016 Emerging Investigators
Contributors to the emerging investigators issue 2016
Chemical Society Reviews profiles the Emerging Investigators featuring work in this issue.
Applications of N-heterocyclic imines in main group chemistry
A survey of the most recent progress in the applications of N-heterocyclic imines in main group compounds is given.
Chemical tools for interrogating inositol pyrophosphate structure and function
New chemical and analytical tools have been developed to study the diverse functions of the inositol pyrophosphates, a unique group of densely phosphorylated intracellular metabolites found in a wide variety of eukaryotic organisms.
Towards scanning probe lithography-based 4D nanoprinting by advancing surface chemistry, nanopatterning strategies, and characterization protocols
Substrates with the chemical complexity of biointerfaces could be prepared by marrying recent synergistic advances in interfacial organic chemistry, soft-matter compatible nanofabrication, and emerging surface characterization tools.
Protein cages and synthetic polymers: a fruitful symbiosis for drug delivery applications, bionanotechnology and materials science
Protein cages have become essential tools in bionanotechnology due to their well-defined, monodisperse, capsule-like structure. Combining them with synthetic polymers greatly expands their application, giving rise to novel nanomaterials for e.g. drug-delivery, sensing, electronic devices and for uses as nanoreactors.
Hypervalent iodine(III) fluorinations of alkenes and diazo compounds: new opportunities in fluorination chemistry
The review gives a timely overview on the fluoro functionalization of alkenes and diazo compounds using hypervalent λ3-iodane chemistry.
Emerging nanomedicine approaches fighting tumor metastasis: animal models, metastasis-targeted drug delivery, phototherapy, and immunotherapy
Nanomedicine approaches may bring new opportunities for tumor metastasis treatment.
The rise of organic electrode materials for energy storage
We review organic electrode materials for energy storage devices and suggest directions for future work in this area.
Photocatalysis in organic and polymer synthesis
This review, with over 600 references, summarizes the recent applications of photoredox catalysis for organic transformation and polymer synthesis.
Computing organic stereoselectivity – from concepts to quantitative calculations and predictions
This tutorial review outlines the theory and practice of computational modeling applied to understanding and predicting stereoselectivity.
Thermoelectric plastics: from design to synthesis, processing and structure–property relationships
Thermoelectric plastics are a class of polymer-based materials that combine the ability to directly convert heat to electricity, and vice versa, with ease of processing.
A practical guide to working with H2S at the interface of chemistry and biology
Current methods for modulating and measuring biological H2S, as well as practical considerations for working with H2S are provided.
Computational materials design of crystalline solids
Recent advances in the computational techniques and procedures for the design of functional materials are reviewed.
Man-made molecular machines: membrane bound
This tutorial review charts the development of man-made molecular machines; from solution-phase to transmembrane assemblies.
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.
About this collection
We are delighted to present the 2016 Emerging Investigators issue. It showcases the high quality research of up-and-coming 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.