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Editorial

New Talent: Europe, 2018

Welcome to this themed issue of Dalton Transactions entitled New Talent: Europe, 2018 guest edited by Richard A. Layfield, Marinella Mazzanti, Nils Metzler-Nolte and Sascha Ott.

Graphical abstract: New Talent: Europe, 2018
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Perspective

Highlights on π-systems based on six-membered phosphorus heterocycles

Herein, we highlight relevant π-systems based on six-membered phosphorus heterocycles as well as their potential in bio- and optoelectronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Highlights on π-systems based on six-membered phosphorus heterocycles
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Perspective

Why develop photoactivated chemotherapy?

Some inorganic compounds kill cancer cells upon light irradiation without a need for dioxygen to be present. To which clinical needs could these compounds respond?

Graphical abstract: Why develop photoactivated chemotherapy?
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Perspective

Composed in the f-block: solution structure and function of kinetically inert lanthanide(III) complexes

An induction to the wonders of lanthanides, and a call for standardised methods for characterisation of lanthanide complexes in solution.

Graphical abstract: Composed in the f-block: solution structure and function of kinetically inert lanthanide(iii) complexes
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Open Access Perspective

Dinitrogen photoactivation: status quo and future perspectives

New perspectives for dinitrogen activation: an overview of photochemical pathways to cleave the strong N–N bond.

Graphical abstract: Dinitrogen photoactivation: status quo and future perspectives
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Frontier

Crystalline protein scaffolds as a defined environment for the synthesis of bioinorganic materials

We discuss synthetic strategies and applications of highly ordered bioinorganic materials based on crystalline protein scaffolds.

Graphical abstract: Crystalline protein scaffolds as a defined environment for the synthesis of bioinorganic materials
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Frontier

Gold(III) π complexes

Recent achievements in the preparation, characterization and reactivity of gold(III) complexes of alkenes, alkynes and arenes are presented and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Gold(iii) π complexes
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Frontier

Push and pull: the potential role of boron in N2 activation

Recent developments in main group chemistry towards the activation and conversion of N2 have lead to the revelation that boron can greatly affect these processes.

Graphical abstract: Push and pull: the potential role of boron in N2 activation
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Communication

Exploring the scope of capacitance-assisted electrochemical carbon dioxide capture

Electrochemical carbon mineralisation is facilitated by the separation of the graphite and aluminium anode components.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the scope of capacitance-assisted electrochemical carbon dioxide capture
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Communication

Stabilizing intramolecular cobalt–imidazole coordination with a remote methyl group in the backbone of a cofactor B12–protein model

This communication describes the stabilizing effect of a remote methyl group in the backbone of a cobalamin–protein mimic on intramolecular imidazole–cobalt coordination.

Graphical abstract: Stabilizing intramolecular cobalt–imidazole coordination with a remote methyl group in the backbone of a cofactor B12–protein model
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Communication

Synthesis and properties of heterobimetallic rhodium complexes featuring LiI, CuI or ZnII as a Lewis acidic metalloligand

Coordination of Lewis acidic metalloligands LiI, CuI and ZnII shows a remarkable impact on the CO stretching band in heterobimetallic rhodium complexes.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and properties of heterobimetallic rhodium complexes featuring LiI, CuI or ZnII as a Lewis acidic metalloligand
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Communication

Lewis base complexes of sila[2]aluminocenophanes

Several new sila[2]aluminocenophane Lewis base complexes are described, which were synthesized directly from the corresponding sila[2]magnesocenophane and AlX3·base precursors by transmetalation.

Graphical abstract: Lewis base complexes of sila[2]aluminocenophanes
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Communication

On the alcoholysis of alkyl-aluminum(III) alkoxy-NHC derivatives: reactivity of the Al-carbene Lewis pair versus Al-alkyl

Alkyl-aluminum(III) derivatives supported by a bifunctional alkoxy-NHC ligand display unusual reactivity at the carbene, yielding imidazolium-aluminate zwitterions.

Graphical abstract: On the alcoholysis of alkyl-aluminum(iii) alkoxy-NHC derivatives: reactivity of the Al-carbene Lewis pair versus Al-alkyl
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Communication

Silk fibroin nanoparticles as biocompatible nanocarriers of a novel light-responsive CO-prodrug

Silk fibroin nanoparticles have been used as platforms of a new photoactive CO-prodrug leading to a hybrid material with enhanced CO-release.

Graphical abstract: Silk fibroin nanoparticles as biocompatible nanocarriers of a novel light-responsive CO-prodrug
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Open Access Communication

Fine-tuning polyoxometalate non-linear optical chromophores: a molecular electronic “Goldilocks” effect

An optimal combination of electron donor strength and electronic communication produces the best performing polyoxmetalate-based NLO chromophore to date.

Graphical abstract: Fine-tuning polyoxometalate non-linear optical chromophores: a molecular electronic “Goldilocks” effect
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Communication

Crystalline, room-temperature stable phosphine–SO2 adducts: generation of sulfur monoxide from sulfur dioxide

Particularly basic phosphines form isolable Lewis base adducts with SO2 that readily release SO at room temperature driven by the formation of the corresponding phosphine oxides.

Graphical abstract: Crystalline, room-temperature stable phosphine–SO2 adducts: generation of sulfur monoxide from sulfur dioxide
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Communication

Difuryl(supermesityl)borane: a versatile building block for extended π-conjugated materials

B-Doping of oligo(hetarene)s led to very robust, air-stable π-conjugated materials that are strong electron-acceptors and blue light emitters.

Graphical abstract: Difuryl(supermesityl)borane: a versatile building block for extended π-conjugated materials
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Communication

Highly active aluminium catalysts for room temperature ring-opening polymerisation of rac-lactide

New aluminium catalysts for room temperature rac-lactide ROP.

Graphical abstract: Highly active aluminium catalysts for room temperature ring-opening polymerisation of rac-lactide
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Open Access Communication

Reactivity studies of an imine-functionalised phosphaalkene; unusual electrostatic and supramolecular stabilisation of a σ2λ3-phosphorus motif via hydrogen bonding

Protonation with strong acids at an imine over addition to a phosphaalkene; resulting adducts display hydrogen bonding.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity studies of an imine-functionalised phosphaalkene; unusual electrostatic and supramolecular stabilisation of a σ2λ3-phosphorus motif via hydrogen bonding
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Communication

Boron-based donor-spiro-acceptor compounds exhibiting thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF)

We present highly luminescent borylated 2-phenylpyridines, which exhibit tunable delayed fluorescence due to their donor-spiro-acceptor architecture.

Graphical abstract: Boron-based donor-spiro-acceptor compounds exhibiting thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF)
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Open Access Paper

Impact of the lanthanide contraction on the activity of a lanthanide-dependent methanol dehydrogenase – a kinetic and DFT study

Lanthanide-dependent methanol dehydrogenases show highest activity with early lanthanides.

Graphical abstract: Impact of the lanthanide contraction on the activity of a lanthanide-dependent methanol dehydrogenase – a kinetic and DFT study
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Open Access Paper

Covalently linking CuInS2 quantum dots with a Re catalyst by click reaction for photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Covalently linking a Re catalyst to CuInS2 QDs through a facile click reaction for efficient electron transfer to improve photocatalytic CO2 reduction is reported.

Graphical abstract: Covalently linking CuInS2 quantum dots with a Re catalyst by click reaction for photocatalytic CO2 reduction
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Monitoring surface transformations of metal carbodiimide water oxidation catalysts by operando XAS and Raman spectroscopy

Chemical and structural transformations at the electrode surface of metal carbodiimides MNCN (M = Co, Ni, Mn, Cu), were studied by operando Raman and XAS spectroscopy during electrocatalytic water oxidation

Graphical abstract: Monitoring surface transformations of metal carbodiimide water oxidation catalysts by operando XAS and Raman spectroscopy
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Open Access Paper

pH dependent binding in de novo hetero bimetallic coiled coils

pH dependent metal binding to a designed hetero bimetallic coiled coil featuring a lanthanide binding site.

Graphical abstract: pH dependent binding in de novo hetero bimetallic coiled coils
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Chiral Cu(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) complexes based on 2,2′-bipyridine modified peptoids

Helical peptoids bearing 2,2′-bipyridine, varied in their chiral bulky side chains and their N-terminus form chiral complexes with Cu(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) via intramolecular binding.

Graphical abstract: Chiral Cu(ii), Co(ii) and Ni(ii) complexes based on 2,2′-bipyridine modified peptoids
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Open Access Paper

Capacity fading mechanism of tin phosphide anodes in sodium-ion batteries

Tin phosphide (Sn4P3) is here investigated as an anode material in half-cell, symmetrical, and full-cell sodium-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Capacity fading mechanism of tin phosphide anodes in sodium-ion batteries
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Coordination polymers built up from an s-tetrazine derived ligand and rare-earth ions: from a sequential dimensional expansion to organic–inorganic energy transfer

From 1D to 2D: the dimensionality of a coordination polymer based on a luminescent tetrazine and Tb3+ ions has been increased using a two step procedure.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymers built up from an s-tetrazine derived ligand and rare-earth ions: from a sequential dimensional expansion to organic–inorganic energy transfer
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Seven-coordinate lanthanide complexes with a tripodal redox active ligand: structural, electrochemical and spectroscopic investigations

One-electron oxidation of the lanthanide complexes affords phenoxyl radical species. Radical formation is accompanied by a quenching of the metal-based luminescence.

Graphical abstract: Seven-coordinate lanthanide complexes with a tripodal redox active ligand: structural, electrochemical and spectroscopic investigations
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Monomeric Fe(III) half-sandwich complexes [Cp′FeX2] – synthesis, properties and electronic structure

Bis(alkyl)iron(III) half-sandwich complexes exhibit solvent dependent reactivity when treated with H2.

Graphical abstract: Monomeric Fe(iii) half-sandwich complexes [Cp′FeX2] – synthesis, properties and electronic structure
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An innovative and efficient route to the synthesis of metal-based glycoconjugates: proof-of-concept and potential applications

An innovative, facile and efficient synthetic route to the functionalization of metallodrugs with carbohydrates in high yields and purity is reported.

Graphical abstract: An innovative and efficient route to the synthesis of metal-based glycoconjugates: proof-of-concept and potential applications
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Open Access Paper

Highly luminescent lanthanide complexes sensitised by tertiary amide-linked carbostyril antennae

The replacement of the secondary amide linker that carries the sensitizing carbostyril antenna with a tertiary amide in luminescent Eu and Tb complexes dramatically increases the lanthanide emission quantum yields.

Graphical abstract: Highly luminescent lanthanide complexes sensitised by tertiary amide-linked carbostyril antennae
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Open Access Paper

Electrochemical water oxidation using a copper complex

This study highlights the importance of proton coupled electron transfer (PCET) during electrochemical-driven water oxidation catalysis employing a copper complex.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical water oxidation using a copper complex
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Open Access Paper

The modular synthesis of rare earth-transition metal heterobimetallic complexes utilizing a redox-active ligand

The redox-active bridging ligand 1,10-phenathroline-5,6-dione, acts as the template for this modular synthetic route to f–d heterobimetallic complexes.

Graphical abstract: The modular synthesis of rare earth-transition metal heterobimetallic complexes utilizing a redox-active ligand
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Coinage metal complexes of selenoureas derived from N-heterocyclic carbenes

The coordination chemistry of selenoureas derived from N-heterocyclic carbenes with copper and silver is explored, and compared to previous work with gold.

Graphical abstract: Coinage metal complexes of selenoureas derived from N-heterocyclic carbenes
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A protocol for quantifying hydrogen evolution by dye-sensitized molecular photocathodes and its implementation for evaluating a new covalent architecture based on an optimized dye-catalyst dyad

Reproducible hydrogen measurements from molecular photocathodes were made by combining gas chromatography for headspace and a Clark-type electrode for solution.

Graphical abstract: A protocol for quantifying hydrogen evolution by dye-sensitized molecular photocathodes and its implementation for evaluating a new covalent architecture based on an optimized dye-catalyst dyad
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Open Access Paper

Viologen-modified electrodes for protection of hydrogenases from high potential inactivation while performing H2 oxidation at low overpotential

In this work we present a viologen-modified electrode providing protection for hydrogenases against high potential inactivation.

Graphical abstract: Viologen-modified electrodes for protection of hydrogenases from high potential inactivation while performing H2 oxidation at low overpotential
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Bicapped Keggin polyoxomolybdates: discrete species and experimental and theoretical investigations on the electronic delocalization in a chain compound

Monomeric and 1D reduced Keggin polyoxometalates have been isolated as black crystals soluble in DMSO; DFT calculations allowed the explanation of the magnetic behavior.

Graphical abstract: Bicapped Keggin polyoxomolybdates: discrete species and experimental and theoretical investigations on the electronic delocalization in a chain compound
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Towards the rational design of the Py5-ligand framework for ruthenium-based water oxidation catalysts

An in–depth view on the water oxidation mechanism of Py5-derived Ru catalysts, paving the way for rational design of analogous water oxidation catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Towards the rational design of the Py5-ligand framework for ruthenium-based water oxidation catalysts
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Aggregated initiators: defining their role in the ROP of rac-lactide

Reported examples of aggregated initiators for the ring-opening polymerisation (ROP) of lactide often lack detailed investigations as to the nature of the active species, making it difficult to reconcile ligand design with performance.

Graphical abstract: Aggregated initiators: defining their role in the ROP of rac-lactide
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Supramolecular assemblies based on amphiphilic Mn2+-complexes as high relaxivity MRI probes

The Mn2+ complexes of amphiphilic derivatives of EDTA and 1,4-DO2A ligands show a strong increase in relaxivity upon micellar aggregation and human serum albumin binding.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular assemblies based on amphiphilic Mn2+-complexes as high relaxivity MRI probes
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Selective CO2 adsorption by a new metal–organic framework: synergy between open metal sites and a charged imidazolinium backbone

A new metal–organic framework features a combination of open metal sites and charged ligand leading to a high CO2/N2 selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Selective CO2 adsorption by a new metal–organic framework: synergy between open metal sites and a charged imidazolinium backbone
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Post-functionalization of a photoactive hybrid polyoxotungstate

A new approach to the development of photoactive hybrid polyoxometalates is reported, combining inorganic and organic functionalisation strategies.

Graphical abstract: Post-functionalization of a photoactive hybrid polyoxotungstate
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Preparation and characterisation of heterobimetallic copper–tungsten hydride complexes

The preparation and structural characterisation of three new heterobimetallic hydride complexes containing 3-centre,2-electron W–H–Cu bonds is reported.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and characterisation of heterobimetallic copper–tungsten hydride complexes
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Peptide metal–organic frameworks under pressure: flexible linkers for cooperative compression

The peptidic linker in Zn(GlyTyr)2 provides a compressible cushion that allows for accommodating large distortions in the framework whilst avoiding amorphization.

Graphical abstract: Peptide metal–organic frameworks under pressure: flexible linkers for cooperative compression
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Amphiphilic complexes of Ho(III), Dy(III), Tb(III) and Eu(III) for optical and high field magnetic resonance imaging

Amphiphilic lanthanide(III) complexes self-assemble into monodisperse micelles with favourable properties for optical and high field magnetic resonance imaging.

Graphical abstract: Amphiphilic complexes of Ho(iii), Dy(iii), Tb(iii) and Eu(iii) for optical and high field magnetic resonance imaging
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Open Access Paper

Heteroleptic samarium(III) halide complexes probed by fluorescence-detected L3-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy

The novel series of heteroleptic Sm(III) halide complexes provides the backdrop for a fluorescence-detected Lα1 X-ray absorption spectroscopic study.

Graphical abstract: Heteroleptic samarium(iii) halide complexes probed by fluorescence-detected L3-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy
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Uranium(III) complexes supported by hydrobis(mercaptoimidazolyl)borates: synthesis and oxidation chemistry

[UIIII{κ3-H(R)B(timMe)2}2(thf)2] (R = H, Ph) complexes have been prepared by the salt ligand metathesis reaction with [UI3(thf)4]. Oxidation reactions of the uranium(III) complexes afforded the first structurally characterized U(IV) and U(VI) complexes supported by hydrobis(mercaptoimidazolyl)borates.

Graphical abstract: Uranium(iii) complexes supported by hydrobis(mercaptoimidazolyl)borates: synthesis and oxidation chemistry
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Unravelling the spin-state of solvated [Fe(bpp)2]2+ spin-crossover complexes: structure–function relationship

Revealing the reasons why the lattice solvent stabilises one spin form over the other in [Fe(bpp)2]2+ complexes bearing anions with different charge/size ratios.

Graphical abstract: Unravelling the spin-state of solvated [Fe(bpp)2]2+ spin-crossover complexes: structure–function relationship
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Aminotroponiminates: ligand-centred, reversible redox events under oxidative conditions in sodium and bismuth complexes

Redox-active bismuth complexes based on a new aminotroponiminate ligand with ferrocenyl substituents have been synthesised and characterised.

Graphical abstract: Aminotroponiminates: ligand-centred, reversible redox events under oxidative conditions in sodium and bismuth complexes
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Copper(II)-benzotriazole coordination compounds in click chemistry: a diagnostic reactivity study

This diagnostic study aims to shed light on the catalytic activity of a library of Cu(II) based coordination compounds with benzotriazole-based ligands.

Graphical abstract: Copper(ii)-benzotriazole coordination compounds in click chemistry: a diagnostic reactivity study
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Isolation of EPR spectra and estimation of spin-states in two-component mixtures of paramagnets

The isolation of component EPR spectra and identification of electron spin multiplicity is explored in an industrially relevant precatalyst system.

Graphical abstract: Isolation of EPR spectra and estimation of spin-states in two-component mixtures of paramagnets
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Phosphorescent cationic iridium(III) complexes bearing a nonconjugated six-membered chelating ancillary ligand: a strategy for tuning the emission towards the blue

Blue and blue-green-emitting cationic Ir(III) complexes bearing a nonconjugated N^N ligand have been studied.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorescent cationic iridium(iii) complexes bearing a nonconjugated six-membered chelating ancillary ligand: a strategy for tuning the emission towards the blue
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Open Access Paper

Platinum(IV) azido complexes undergo copper-free click reactions with alkynes

We report our investigations into the first examples of copper-free 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition (click) reactions of electrophiles with a Pt(IV) azido complex.

Graphical abstract: Platinum(iv) azido complexes undergo copper-free click reactions with alkynes
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Reactant or reagent? Oxidation of H2 at electronically distinct nickel-thiolate sites [Ni2(μ-SR)2]+ and [Ni–SR]+

The chemical bond between a Lewis-acidic metal and a Brønsted/Lewis-basic sulphur donor provides M–S structures with functional properties that are relevant for a variety of processes such as the heterolytic cleavage of H2.

Graphical abstract: Reactant or reagent? Oxidation of H2 at electronically distinct nickel-thiolate sites [Ni2(μ-SR)2]+ and [Ni–SR]+
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Carbodiphosphorane-based nickel pincer complexes and their (de)protonated analogues: dimerisation, ligand tautomers and proton affinities

For a series of carbodiphosphorane-based Ni-pincer complexes, theoretical and experimental data is investigated and points towards carbodiphosphorane-based donor groups as potential proton relays in catalytic applications.

Graphical abstract: Carbodiphosphorane-based nickel pincer complexes and their (de)protonated analogues: dimerisation, ligand tautomers and proton affinities
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Combining single source chemical vapour deposition precursors to explore the phase space of titanium oxynitride thin films

Combining single-source precursors in aerosol assisted CVD allows control of the composition of mixed anion titanium oxynitride thin films.

Graphical abstract: Combining single source chemical vapour deposition precursors to explore the phase space of titanium oxynitride thin films
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About this collection

This themed issue ultimately aims to reflect the strength and vitality of European inorganic chemistry and is guest-edited by Professors Sascha Ott (Uppsala University, Sweden), Richard Layfield (University of Manchester, UK), Marinella Mazzanti (EPFL, Switzerland) and Nils Metzler-Nolte (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany).

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