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Themed collection 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles

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Open Access Perspective

Neutral binary chalcogen–nitrogen and ternary S,N,P molecules: new structures, bonding insights and potential applications

This perspective evaluates the results of recent investigations of binary chalcogen–nitrogen molecules, especially nitrogen-rich systems, with a focus of new structures, bonding insights and applications.

Graphical abstract: Neutral binary chalcogen–nitrogen and ternary S,N,P molecules: new structures, bonding insights and potential applications
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Dipyrrin based metal complexes: reactivity and catalysis

This Perspective reviews the use of dipyrrin based metal complexes as catalysts and as templates towards polypyrrolic architectures.

Graphical abstract: Dipyrrin based metal complexes: reactivity and catalysis
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

1,2,4,5-Tetrazine based ligands and complexes

1,2,4,5-Tetrazine based ligands and complexes are reviewed with a special focus on their crystal structures and physical properties.

Graphical abstract: 1,2,4,5-Tetrazine based ligands and complexes
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Cage-like silsesquioxanes-based hybrid materials

This Perspective reviews recent advances in cage-like silsesquioxanes-based hybrid materials, ranging from monomer functionalization and materials preparation to application.

Graphical abstract: Cage-like silsesquioxanes-based hybrid materials
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Designing nanoparticle interfaces for inner-sphere catalysis

Interfacial chemistry dramatically impacts the activity (performance) and reactivity (mechanism) of nanoparticle catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Designing nanoparticle interfaces for inner-sphere catalysis
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Inorganic reaction mechanisms. A personal journey

This review describes a personal journey over the past two decades highlighting experimental and computational mechanistic studies in inorganic chemistry performed with numerous PhD students, post-docs, visiting scientists and colleagues from abroad.

Graphical abstract: Inorganic reaction mechanisms. A personal journey
From the themed collection: Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms
Perspective

Bimetallic PtAu electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction: challenges and opportunities

A discussion of recent advances in bimetallic PtAu electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction.

Graphical abstract: Bimetallic PtAu electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction: challenges and opportunities
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Self-healing and shape memory metallopolymers: state-of-the-art and future perspectives

Recent achievements and problems associated with the use of metallopolymers as self-healing and shape memory materials are presented and evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Self-healing and shape memory metallopolymers: state-of-the-art and future perspectives
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Recent advances in metalloporphyrin-based catalyst design towards carbon dioxide reduction: from bio-inspired second coordination sphere modifications to hierarchical architectures

The progress in CO2 reduction catalyst design was examined starting from simple metalloporphyrin structures and progressing to three-dimensional active architectures.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in metalloporphyrin-based catalyst design towards carbon dioxide reduction: from bio-inspired second coordination sphere modifications to hierarchical architectures
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Open Access Perspective

The unique β-diketiminate ligand in aluminum(I) and gallium(I) chemistry

Herein we present an overview of the last 10 years for aluminum(I) and gallium(I) stabilized by β-diketiminate ligands that undergo a series of oxidative addition reactions with molecules containing single and multiple bonds.

Graphical abstract: The unique β-diketiminate ligand in aluminum(i) and gallium(i) chemistry
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Zinc(II), copper(II) and cadmium(II) complexes as fluorescent chemosensors for cations

Fluorescence chemosensing behavior of Zn(II), Cu(II), and Cd(II) complexes for detection of cations emphasizing conventional, metal–metal exchange and chemodosimetric mechanisms has been described conferring their scope, significance and challenges.

Graphical abstract: Zinc(ii), copper(ii) and cadmium(ii) complexes as fluorescent chemosensors for cations
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Illuminating solvent-free synthesis of zeolites

Solvent-free synthesis of zeolites is industrially efficient and sustainable with unique advantages such as morphological control, construction of hierarchical porosity, and organotemplate-free synthesis of siliceous zeolites.

Graphical abstract: Illuminating solvent-free synthesis of zeolites
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

N-heterocyclic carbene-functionalized metal–organic frameworks for the chemical fixation of CO2

We have summarized the recent in situ generation approaches to form metal-free NHC-functionalized MOFs, which are a unique class of CO2-conversion catalysts with high catalytic activity, selectivity and stability.

Graphical abstract: N-heterocyclic carbene-functionalized metal–organic frameworks for the chemical fixation of CO2
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Lewis base-stabilized silyliumylidene ions in transition metal coordination chemistry

An overview of the progress made in the transition metal chemistry of isolable base-stabilized silyliumylidene ions.

Graphical abstract: Lewis base-stabilized silyliumylidene ions in transition metal coordination chemistry
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Xenon in oxide frameworks: at the crossroads between inorganic chemistry and planetary science

Noble but not inert: xenon oxide chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Xenon in oxide frameworks: at the crossroads between inorganic chemistry and planetary science
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

New protective ligands for atomically precise silver nanoclusters

New-type protecting ligands beyond the conventional ones are beginning to be introduced in stabilizing new silver NCs.

Graphical abstract: New protective ligands for atomically precise silver nanoclusters
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Frontiers of carbon materials as capacitive deionization electrodes

Carbon materials are widely used as capacitive deionization (CDI) electrodes due to their high specific surface area (SSA), superior conductivity, and better stability, including activated carbon, carbon aerogels, carbon nanotubes and graphene.

Graphical abstract: Frontiers of carbon materials as capacitive deionization electrodes
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Development of functionality of metal complexes based on proton-coupled electron transfer

Proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) is ubiquitous and fundamental in many kinds of redox reactions. In this paper, are described PCET reactions in metal complexes to highlight their useful and unique properties and functionalities.

Graphical abstract: Development of functionality of metal complexes based on proton-coupled electron transfer
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Scaling relationships and volcano plots of homogeneous transition metal catalysis

This Frontier article highlights the recent applications of linear scaling relationships and volcano plots in homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Scaling relationships and volcano plots of homogeneous transition metal catalysis
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Advanced water splitting electrocatalysts via the design of multicomponent heterostructures

The design of multicomponent heterostructures for electrocatalysts is a promising strategy for enhancing electrocatalytic activities.

Graphical abstract: Advanced water splitting electrocatalysts via the design of multicomponent heterostructures
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Open Access Frontier

Lanthanide conjugates as versatile instruments for therapy and diagnostics

Lanthanides have demonstrated outstanding properties in many fields of research including biology and medicinal chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Lanthanide conjugates as versatile instruments for therapy and diagnostics
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

CO2-assisted fabrication of two-dimensional amorphous transition metal oxides

This Frontier presents the recent developments and applications of two-dimensional (2D) amorphous transition metal oxides (TMOs) obtained by using supercritical CO2.

Graphical abstract: CO2-assisted fabrication of two-dimensional amorphous transition metal oxides
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Chemistry of photoswitching molecules in the confined nanospace of aqueous molecular vessels

This Frontier article highlights the photoswitching behaviour of azobenzenes, spiropyrans and DASA molecules inside the nano cavity of self-assembled coordination molecular vessels in aqueous medium and in the solid state.

Graphical abstract: Chemistry of photoswitching molecules in the confined nanospace of aqueous molecular vessels
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Harnessing the active site triad: merging hemilability, proton responsivity, and ligand-based redox-activity

Metalloenzymes catalyze important reactions by managing the proton and electron flux at the active site. In synthetic systems; hemilability, proton responsivity, and ligand-based redox-activity can be utilized as a bridge to harness this reactivity.

Graphical abstract: Harnessing the active site triad: merging hemilability, proton responsivity, and ligand-based redox-activity
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Substituent effects on the electronic structures of sandwich compounds: new understandings provided by DFT-assisted laser ionization spectroscopy of bisarene complexes

High-resolution threshold ionization spectroscopy reveals new aspects of substituent effects in transition-metal sandwich complexes.

Graphical abstract: Substituent effects on the electronic structures of sandwich compounds: new understandings provided by DFT-assisted laser ionization spectroscopy of bisarene complexes
From the themed collection: 2020 Frontier and Perspective articles
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This web collection contains the Frontier and Perspective articles published in Dalton Transactions in 2020.

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