Catalytic enantioselective aldol reactions
Recent developments in catalytic asymmetric aldol reactions have been summarized.
Recent advances in ruthenium-based olefin metathesis
Ruthenium-based olefin metathesis catalysts, known for their functional group tolerance and broad applicability in organic synthesis and polymer science, continue to evolve as an enabling technology in these areas.
Chiral catalysts immobilized on achiral polymers: effect of the polymer support on the performance of the catalyst
Achiral polymeric supports can have important positive effects on the activity, stability and selectivity of supported chiral catalysts.
Electrochemical processes on solid shaped nanoparticles with defined facets
This 2007 Chemistry Nobel prize update covers scientific advances of the past decade in our understanding of electrocatalytic processes on surfaces of nanoscale shape-controlled polyhedral solids.
Fullerenes – how 25 years of charge transfer chemistry have shaped our understanding of (interfacial) interactions
Over 25 years research in charge transfer chemistry are highlighted in terms of interfacial interactions between fullerenes and porphyrins in electron donor–acceptor systems.
Artificial molecular motors
Artificial molecular motors take inspiration from motor proteins, nature's solution for achieving directional molecular level motion. An overview is given of the principal designs of artificial molecular motors and their modes of operation. We identify some key challenges remaining in the field.
A multicomponent molecular approach to artificial photosynthesis – the role of fullerenes and endohedral metallofullerenes
In this review article, we highlight recent advances in the field of solar energy conversion at a molecular level.
Mastering the non-equilibrium assembly and operation of molecular machines
External fluctuations can drive formation of a non-equilibrium steady state.
About this collection
We are delighted to present a Chemical Society Reviews themed collection on Nobel Prizes from the past 20 years. This special collection has brought together leading experts and encompasses recent advances in the fields of fullerenes, chiral synthesis, olefin metathesis, surface chemical processes and nanomachines. We hope you enjoy reading these Reviews!