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.
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.
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.
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.
Designing nanoparticle interfaces for inner-sphere catalysis
Interfacial chemistry dramatically impacts the activity (performance) and reactivity (mechanism) of nanoparticle catalysts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Xenon in oxide frameworks: at the crossroads between inorganic chemistry and planetary science
Noble but not inert: xenon oxide chemistry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lanthanide conjugates as versatile instruments for therapy and diagnostics
Lanthanides have demonstrated outstanding properties in many fields of research including biology and medicinal chemistry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About this collection
This web collection contains the Frontier and Perspective articles published in Dalton Transactions in 2020.