Contributors to the emerging investigators issue 2014
Chemical Society Reviews profiles the Emerging Investigators featuring work in this issue.
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.
An atlas of two-dimensional materials
The discovery of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials together with recent advances in exfoliation techniques have set the foundations for the manufacturing of single layered sheets from any layered 3D material.
Polymer-encapsulated organic nanoparticles for fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging
In this Critical Review, we summarize the latest advances in the development of polymer encapsulated nanoparticles based on conjugated polymers and fluorogens with aggregation induced emission (AIE) characteristics, elucidate the importance of matrix selection and structure–property relationship of these nanoparticles and discuss their applications in fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging.
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.
Natural and engineered biosynthesis of fluorinated natural products
Studying the biosynthesis of naturally-occurring and engineered organofluorine natural products may enable the development of new bioactive small molecules.
Experiment and computation: a combined approach to study the reactivity of palladium complexes in oxidation states 0 to IV
This review emphasises the power of combining computation and experiment in the mechanistic study and reactivity design of palladium-mediated chemistry.
The chemistry of cationic polyphosphorus cages – syntheses, structure and reactivity
The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive view of the chemistry of cationic polyphosphorus cages.
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.
Metalloprotein design using genetic code expansion
Genetic code expansion has become an essential new tool for designing functional small protein models for complex metalloenzymes.
Protein film photoelectrochemistry of the water oxidation enzyme photosystem II
This review describes key functions of the water oxidation enzyme photosystem II, protein film photoelectrochemistry of photosystem II and bio-inspired photoelectrochemical water oxidation systems.
About this collection
We are delighted to present the inaugural Chemical Society Reviews Emerging Investigators issue. It showcases 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.