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Editorial

New talent: Asia-Pacific

Welcome to this themed issue of Dalton Transactions entitled “New Talent: Asia-Pacific.”

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Perspective

Two-dimensional semiconductor transition metal based chalcogenide based heterostructures for water splitting applications

Recent research and development is focused in an intensive manner to increase the efficiency of solar energy conversion into electrical energy via photovoltaics and photo-electrochemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional semiconductor transition metal based chalcogenide based heterostructures for water splitting applications
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Frontier

New linker installation in metal–organic frameworks

Installation of new organic components (including multitopic anionic and neutral linkers) in MOFs and MOPs for multicomponent materials.

Graphical abstract: New linker installation in metal–organic frameworks
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Frontier

Emerging chemical tools and techniques for tracking biological manganese

This frontier article discusses chemical tools and techniques for tracking and imaging Mn ions in biology.

Graphical abstract: Emerging chemical tools and techniques for tracking biological manganese
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Frontier

Recent advances in self-assembled amidinium and guanidinium frameworks

Recent advances in amidinium and guanidinium-containing hydrogen-bonded framework materials are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in self-assembled amidinium and guanidinium frameworks
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Communication

Polar functional groups anchored to a 2D MOF template for the stabilization of Pd(0) nps for the catalytic C–C coupling reaction

A 2D MOF with polar pendant carboxylate functional groups has been successfully employed for the stabilization of Pd-nps and the resulting composite exhibited excellent catalytic performance for Suzuki–Miyaura ‘C–C’ coupling reactions.

Graphical abstract: Polar functional groups anchored to a 2D MOF template for the stabilization of Pd(0) nps for the catalytic C–C coupling reaction
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Communication

Synthesis of Bi3TaO7–Bi4TaO8Br composites in ambient air and their high photocatalytic activity upon metal loading

Cocatalyst loading on ambient-air synthesized Bi3TaO7–Bi4TaO8X (X = Cl, Br) composites for highly suppressed exciton recombination and efficient solar light harvesting.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of Bi3TaO7–Bi4TaO8Br composites in ambient air and their high photocatalytic activity upon metal loading
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Communication

Cobalt substitution in a flexible metal–organic framework: modulating a soft paddle-wheel unit for tunable gate-opening adsorption

We achieved a tunable Pgo for gas adsorption in a flexible framework by modulating the dynamic rearrangement of coordination bonds of paddle-wheel unit via cobalt substitution.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt substitution in a flexible metal–organic framework: modulating a soft paddle-wheel unit for tunable gate-opening adsorption
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Communication

Luminescent mechanochromism of gold N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with hypso- and bathochromic spectral shifts

Two gold N-heterocyclic carbene complexes show contrasting luminescent mechanochromism behavior with hypso- and bathochromic spectral shifts.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent mechanochromism of gold N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with hypso- and bathochromic spectral shifts
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Communication

Manganese-catalyzed direct C–C coupling of α-C–H bonds of amides and esters with alcohols via hydrogen autotransfer

Mn-catalyzed C-alkylation of amides and tert-butyl acetate using alcohols as alkylating agents is reported. This approach exhibits a broad substrate scope providing the C(α)-alkylated amides in good yields via hydrogen auto-transfer strategy.

Graphical abstract: Manganese-catalyzed direct C–C coupling of α-C–H bonds of amides and esters with alcohols via hydrogen autotransfer
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Communication

Metallopolymers cross-linked with self-assembled Ln4L4 cages

Herein, we report a metallopolymer based on a polydivinylbenzene (PDVB) matrix cross-linked by tetranuclear Ln4L4 cages.

Graphical abstract: Metallopolymers cross-linked with self-assembled Ln4L4 cages
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Communication

Cluster nuclearity control and modulated hydrothermal synthesis of functionalized Zr12 metal–organic frameworks

Cluster nuclearity control over the SBUs of zirconium MOFs to target Zr6-based and Zr2-based phases is demonstrated for the Zr terephthalate system (Zr-BDC) using a modulated hydrothermal synthesis method.

Graphical abstract: Cluster nuclearity control and modulated hydrothermal synthesis of functionalized Zr12 metal–organic frameworks
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Communication

NOx anion recognition by bimetallic cryptates: selectivity for nitrite over nitrate

Anion-π and metal–ligand coordinate bonding interactions lead to nitrite anion recognition by bimetallic cryptates.

Graphical abstract: NOx− anion recognition by bimetallic cryptates: selectivity for nitrite over nitrate
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Communication

One-dimensional magnetic chain composed of CuII and polychlorinated dipyridylphenylmethyl radical: temperature-dependent Jahn–Teller distortion correlated to π-conjugation and magnetic properties

The Jahn–Teller distortion, π-conjugation mode, and magnetic properties were coupled in the ferromagnetic CuII-radical chain, resulting in unique properties.

Graphical abstract: One-dimensional magnetic chain composed of CuII and polychlorinated dipyridylphenylmethyl radical: temperature-dependent Jahn–Teller distortion correlated to π-conjugation and magnetic properties
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Communication

Facile preparation of hybrid thin films composed of spin-crossover nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes for electrical memory devices

In this study, composite films of nanoparticles of an FeII-1,2,4-triazole spin-crossover complex and carbon nanotubes were explored.

Graphical abstract: Facile preparation of hybrid thin films composed of spin-crossover nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes for electrical memory devices
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Rationally designed curcumin based ruthenium(II) antimicrobials effective against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Two curcumin conjugated ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes, [Ru(NN)2(cur)](PF6) (1, 2), were systematically exploited for their antimicrobial activity in vitro and in vivo and potential selectivity against multidrug resistant S. aureus strains.

Graphical abstract: Rationally designed curcumin based ruthenium(ii) antimicrobials effective against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
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Nitrite reductase activity of heme and copper bound Aβ peptides

The heme(III)-Cu(I)-Aβ complexes relevant to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can reduce nitrite to nitric oxide (NO) and thus behave as nitrite reductases.

Graphical abstract: Nitrite reductase activity of heme and copper bound Aβ peptides
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Aluminum containing molecular bowls and pyridinophanes: use of pyridine modules to access different molecular topologies

Bowl shaped organoaluminum bridged neutral and cationic pyridinophanes and aluminum containing neutral bicyclic pyridinophane compounds have been reported.

Graphical abstract: Aluminum containing molecular bowls and pyridinophanes: use of pyridine modules to access different molecular topologies
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Dinuclear ruthenium acetylide complexes with diethynylated anthrahydroquinone and anthraquinone frameworks: a multi-stimuli-responsive organometallic switch

The organometallic AcAHQ/AQ-Ru system turns out to be an effective redox and pH stimuli triggered bimodal molecular switch.

Graphical abstract: Dinuclear ruthenium acetylide complexes with diethynylated anthrahydroquinone and anthraquinone frameworks: a multi-stimuli-responsive organometallic switch
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fac-Re(CO)3-based neutral heteroleptic tetrahedrons

fac-Re(CO)3-based synthetic approach i.e., combination of rigid dianionic bis-chelating donor, flexible neutral ditopic nitrogen donor and Re2(CO)10, for neutral, heteroleptic tetrahedral shaped supramolecular coordination complexes was designed.

Graphical abstract: fac-Re(CO)3-based neutral heteroleptic tetrahedrons
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Design and investigation of photoactivatable platinum(IV) prodrug complexes of cisplatin

Platinum(IV) prodrug complexes releases cisplatin upon UV-activation via dissociation of axial aromatic carboxylate ligands.

Graphical abstract: Design and investigation of photoactivatable platinum(iv) prodrug complexes of cisplatin
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Mercapto-benzothiazolyl based ruthenium(II) borate complexes: synthesis and reactivity towards various phosphines

Ruthenium complexes featuring phosphinate and dual Ru⋯H–B interactions between Ru and B–H bonds of borate ligands supported by mercapto-benzothiazolyl heterocycles have been synthesized.

Graphical abstract: Mercapto-benzothiazolyl based ruthenium(ii) borate complexes: synthesis and reactivity towards various phosphines
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Evaluation of the chemo- and shape-selective association of a bowl-type dodecavanadate cage with an electron-rich group

The affinity between a guest molecule and a dodecavanadate host molecule was evaluated via monitoring the structural transformation caused by the presence of a guest molecule.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of the chemo- and shape-selective association of a bowl-type dodecavanadate cage with an electron-rich group
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Unusual formation of NiCo2O4@MnO2/nickel foam/MnO2 sandwich as advanced electrodes for hybrid supercapacitors

A NiCo2O4@MnO2/NF/MnO2 sandwich with robust adhesion can prevent NiCo2O4 from falling off from the conductive substrate, so the electrode material indicates a satisfactory cycling stability.

Graphical abstract: Unusual formation of NiCo2O4@MnO2/nickel foam/MnO2 sandwich as advanced electrodes for hybrid supercapacitors
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A tris-(manganese(III))corrole–porphyrin–corrole triad: synthesis, characterization and catalytic epoxidation

A homotrimetallic manganese(III) corrole–porphyrin–corrole triad has been synthesized and structurally characterized.

Graphical abstract: A tris-(manganese(iii))corrole–porphyrin–corrole triad: synthesis, characterization and catalytic epoxidation
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New π-extended catecholato complexes of Pt(II) and Pd(II) containing a benzothienobenzothiophene (BTBT) moiety: synthesis, electrochemical behavior and charge transfer properties

The first reported BTBT-involved metal complexes substantially varied their intramolecular charge transfer properties through oxidation and metal substitution.

Graphical abstract: New π-extended catecholato complexes of Pt(ii) and Pd(ii) containing a benzothienobenzothiophene (BTBT) moiety: synthesis, electrochemical behavior and charge transfer properties
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The molecular and electronic structure of an unusual cobalt NNO pincer ligand complex

An NNO pincer ligand is reduced by three electrons which are stabilized by the mixed-valent cobalt ions, which is extremely rare and structurally characterized with unusual binding mode of pyridine, for the first time. The accurate electronic structure of the complex was determined by various analytical techniques such as XPS, SQUID, EPR etc.

Graphical abstract: The molecular and electronic structure of an unusual cobalt NNO pincer ligand complex
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Cooperative Mn(I)-complex catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of ketones and imines

A series of Mn(I) complexes bearing amine and benzimidazole fragment containing ligands were investigated in the TH of ketones and imines.

Graphical abstract: Cooperative Mn(i)-complex catalyzed transfer hydrogenation of ketones and imines
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Enhanced oxygen reduction reaction performance of size-controlled Pt nanoparticles on polypyrrole-functionalized carbon nanotubes

Enhanced oxygen reduction reaction performances were achieved on size-controlled Pt nanoparticle catalysts prepared by the copolymerization of a Pt4-pyrrole complex and pyrrole monomer in the presence of multi-wall carbon nanotubes.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced oxygen reduction reaction performance of size-controlled Pt nanoparticles on polypyrrole-functionalized carbon nanotubes
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Heteroatom substitution effects in spin crossover dinuclear complexes

Through examining a range of heteroatom substituted dinuclear species a variety of spin crossover properties emerge, including a rare two-step spin-state transition.

Graphical abstract: Heteroatom substitution effects in spin crossover dinuclear complexes
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One-pot cascade syntheses of microporous and mesoporous pyrazine-linked covalent organic frameworks as Lewis-acid catalysts

Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are crystalline porous solids with broad potential applications.

Graphical abstract: One-pot cascade syntheses of microporous and mesoporous pyrazine-linked covalent organic frameworks as Lewis-acid catalysts
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Stabilization of bis(chlorogermyliumylidene)s within bifunctional PNNP ligand frameworks and their reactivity studies

Bis(chlorogermyliumylidene)s stabilized within the PNNP frameworks show diverse reactivity with Lewis bases, depending on the coordinated ligand backbone.

Graphical abstract: Stabilization of bis(chlorogermyliumylidene)s within bifunctional PNNP ligand frameworks and their reactivity studies
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Hydrogen-bonded organo-amino phosphonium halides: dielectric, piezoelectric and possible ferroelectric properties

A series of hydrogen bonded binary salts of diphenyl diisopropylamino phosphonium halides of the formula [Ph2(iPrNH)2P]·X (X = Cl, Br, I) shows dielectric, piezoelectric and possible ferroelectric properties.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogen-bonded organo-amino phosphonium halides: dielectric, piezoelectric and possible ferroelectric properties
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Synthesis and characterisation of homoleptic 2,9-diaryl-1,10-phenanthroline copper(I) complexes: influencing selectivity in photoredox-catalysed atom-transfer radical addition reactions

Novel bis(2,9-diaryl-1,10-phenanthroline)copper(I) complexes were prepared to study a photoredox-catalysed reaction.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterisation of homoleptic 2,9-diaryl-1,10-phenanthroline copper(i) complexes: influencing selectivity in photoredox-catalysed atom-transfer radical addition reactions
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Amidomagnesium cations

We report the synthesis, structure and reactivity of molecular amidomagnesium cations bearing tris{2-(dimethylamino)-ethyl}amine (Me6TREN).

Graphical abstract: Amidomagnesium cations
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Revealing the structural transformation of rutile RuO2via in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy during the oxygen evolution reaction

The state-of-art RuO2 catalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is measured by using in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) to elucidate the structural transformation during catalyzing the reaction in acidic and alkaline conditions.

Graphical abstract: Revealing the structural transformation of rutile RuO2via in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy during the oxygen evolution reaction
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Intrinsic hydrogen evolution capability and a theoretically supported reaction mechanism of a paddlewheel-type dirhodium complex

The intrinsic capability of the paddlewheel-type dirhodium tetraacetate complex, [Rh2(O2CCH3)4(H2O)2] ([1(H2O)2]), as a hydrogen evolution catalyst (HEC) for photochemical hydrogen evolution from aqueous solution was illustrated.

Graphical abstract: Intrinsic hydrogen evolution capability and a theoretically supported reaction mechanism of a paddlewheel-type dirhodium complex
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Hexavacant γ-Dawson-type phosphotungstates supporting an edge-sharing bis(square-pyramidal) {O2M(μ3-O)2(μ-OAc)MO2} core (M = Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, or Zn2+)

Reaction of hexavacant α-Dawson phosphotungstates with metal species in acetonitrile affords γ-Dawson structures supporting a bis(squarepyramidal) core.

Graphical abstract: Hexavacant γ-Dawson-type phosphotungstates supporting an edge-sharing bis(square-pyramidal) {O2M(μ3-O)2(μ-OAc)MO2} core (M = Mn2+, Co2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, or Zn2+)
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Towards blue emitting monocyclometalated gold(III) complexes – synthesis, characterization and photophysical investigations

The electronic properties of cyclometalating ligands and ancillary ligands were successfully tailored to achieve blue emission in monocyclometalated gold(III) complexes.

Graphical abstract: Towards blue emitting monocyclometalated gold(iii) complexes – synthesis, characterization and photophysical investigations
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Stereospecific polymerization of conjugated dienes using neodymium alkylborohydride complexes

Two neodymium alkylborohydride complexes that differ with respect to the number of hydrides on the boron center were synthesized and characterized.

Graphical abstract: Stereospecific polymerization of conjugated dienes using neodymium alkylborohydride complexes
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Co3O4-nanoparticle-entrapped nitrogen and boron codoped mesoporous carbon as an efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

This work demonstrates the synthesis of Co3O4-entrapped, B,N-codoped mesoporous carbon via the molten salt route and investigates its electrocatalytic activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Co3O4-nanoparticle-entrapped nitrogen and boron codoped mesoporous carbon as an efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution
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The syntheses and photophysical properties of PNP-based Au(I) complexes with strong intramolecular Au⋯Au interactions

We have prepared three fully supported PNP-based dimeric Au(I) complexes with intramolecular Au⋯Au interactions and studied their photophysical properties. They exhibit various colors of emission with good quantum yields.

Graphical abstract: The syntheses and photophysical properties of PNP-based Au(i) complexes with strong intramolecular Au⋯Au interactions
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An efficient copper-catalyzed synthesis of symmetrical bis(N-arylbenzamide) selenides and their conversion to hypervalent spirodiazaselenuranes and hydroxy congeners

A copper catalyzed efficient synthetic method has been developed to access bis(N-arylbenzamide) selenides from 2-halo-N-arylbenzamide substrates and disodium selenide in HMPA at 110 °C.

Graphical abstract: An efficient copper-catalyzed synthesis of symmetrical bis(N-arylbenzamide) selenides and their conversion to hypervalent spirodiazaselenuranes and hydroxy congeners
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Synthesis, structure and DFT calculations of 1,2-N-substituted o-carboranes

A series of 1,2-N-substituted o-carboranes were obtained. Ultra-long C–C distances were found in the secondary-amino o-carboranes 3. The relationship between C–C bond lengths and the electron effects of the benzyl groups was discussed.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure and DFT calculations of 1,2-N-substituted o-carboranes
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On/off fluorescence emission induced by encapsulation, exchange and reversible encapsulation of a BODIPY-guest in self-assembled organometallic cages

A reversible fluorescence turn off/on switch induced by the encapsulation and release of a guest molecule within an organometallic cage was presented.

Graphical abstract: On/off fluorescence emission induced by encapsulation, exchange and reversible encapsulation of a BODIPY-guest in self-assembled organometallic cages
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Guanylation/cyclisation of amino acid esters using an imidazolin-2-iminato titanium initiator

Catalytic hydroamination of amino acid esters with carbodiimides and isocyanates to furnish corresponding quinazolinone and urea derivatives using two TiIV complexes under mild conditions is reported.

Graphical abstract: Guanylation/cyclisation of amino acid esters using an imidazolin-2-iminato titanium initiator
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Unraveling the relationship between the morphologies of metal–organic frameworks and the properties of their derived carbon materials

The effects of the morphologies of MOF precursors on the properties of their derived carbonaceous materials are systematically studied.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling the relationship between the morphologies of metal–organic frameworks and the properties of their derived carbon materials
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Facile synthesis of Pd(II) and Ni(II) pincer carbene complexes by the double C–H bond activation of a new hexahydropyrimidine-based bis(phosphine): catalysis of C–N couplings

A new hexahydropyrimidine-based NHC proligand undergoes facile double C–H bond activation to give Pd(II) and Ni(II) NHC pincer cationic complexes. The Pd complex catalyzes C–N cross couplings very efficiently.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of Pd(ii) and Ni(ii) pincer carbene complexes by the double C–H bond activation of a new hexahydropyrimidine-based bis(phosphine): catalysis of C–N couplings
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Borylated perylenediimide: self-assembly, photophysics and sensing application

A red emissive perylenediimide-triarylboron conjugate (PDI-TAB) with interesting 1D self-assembled nanowires, concentration dependent emission colors and potential fluoride ion sensing is reported.

Graphical abstract: Borylated perylenediimide: self-assembly, photophysics and sensing application
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Cytotoxic RuII-p-cymene complexes of an anthraimidazoledione: halide dependent solution stability, reactivity and resistance to hypoxia deactivation

Iodo coordinated half-sandwich RuII-anthraimidazoldione shows stability and low cytotoxicity even under hypoxia in metastatic cancer MDA-MB-231 cells (1–2 μM), induces apoptosis without ROS, and prevents migration at IC20 dose.

Graphical abstract: Cytotoxic RuII-p-cymene complexes of an anthraimidazoledione: halide dependent solution stability, reactivity and resistance to hypoxia deactivation
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Consecutive oxidative additions of iodine on undulating 2D coordination polymers: formation of I–Pt–I chains and inhomogeneous layers

Consecutive oxidative additions of iodine on the undulating 2D coordination polymer produced unprecedented anisotropic structures.

Graphical abstract: Consecutive oxidative additions of iodine on undulating 2D coordination polymers: formation of I–Pt–I chains and inhomogeneous layers
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Effect of hydrogen bonding on innocent and non-innocent axial ligands bound to iron porphyrins

Most known heme enzymes utilize hydrogen bonding interactions in their active sites to control electronic and geometric structures and the ensuing reactivity.

Graphical abstract: Effect of hydrogen bonding on innocent and non-innocent axial ligands bound to iron porphyrins
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Living/controlled ring-opening (co)polymerization of lactones by Al-based catalysts with different sidearms

The sidearm effect is employed to inhibit transesterification for the synthesis of well-defined block copolyesters in ROP of lactones.

Graphical abstract: Living/controlled ring-opening (co)polymerization of lactones by Al-based catalysts with different sidearms
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A coordination polymer-derived Co3O4/Co–N@NMC composite material as a Zn–air battery cathode electrocatalyst and microwave absorber

With a one-dimensional coordination polymer as a precursor, a Co–N active center-rich Co3O4-based bi-functional electrocatalyst was synthesized as a cathode for Zn–air batteries.

Graphical abstract: A coordination polymer-derived Co3O4/Co–N@NMC composite material as a Zn–air battery cathode electrocatalyst and microwave absorber
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Ln–Pt electron polarization effects on the magnetic relaxation of heterometallic Ho– and Er–Pt complexes

Heterometallic Ln–Pt complexes, with the formula [Ln2Pt3(H2O)2(SAc)12] (Ln = Ho(1), Er(2); SAc = thioacetate), were synthesized.

Graphical abstract: Ln–Pt electron polarization effects on the magnetic relaxation of heterometallic Ho– and Er–Pt complexes
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Catalytic hydrogenation of carbonyl and nitro compounds using an [N,O]-chelate half-sandwich ruthenium catalyst

A series of N,O-chelate half-sandwich ruthenium complexes have been synthesized, which exhibited high activity for the catalytic hydrogenation of carbonyl and nitro compounds in aqueous solution.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic hydrogenation of carbonyl and nitro compounds using an [N,O]-chelate half-sandwich ruthenium catalyst
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3D isomorphous lanthanide coordination polymers displaying magnetic refrigeration, slow magnetic relaxation and tunable proton conduction

Four lanthanide 3D coordination frameworks with 1D hydrophilic channels along the crystallographic c direction have been investigated for their proton conduction and magnetic properties.

Graphical abstract: 3D isomorphous lanthanide coordination polymers displaying magnetic refrigeration, slow magnetic relaxation and tunable proton conduction
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Open Access Correction

Correction: Co3O4-nanoparticle-entrapped nitrogen and boron codoped mesoporous carbon as an efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

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About this collection

This themed collection, guest-edited by Vadapalli Chandrasekhar, Guo-Xin Jin and Paul J. Low, provides an opportunity for emerging talent in the Asia-Pacific region to showcase research and developing interests relevant to the scope of Dalton Transactions. In doing so, the issue features a broad spectrum of activity in inorganic chemistry, from biological systems to the solid-state, reflecting the strength, diversity and potential of ‘Generation Next’ researchers from across this part of the globe

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