Themed collection Organometallic and coordination chemistry of carbon nanomaterials
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Organometallic and coordination chemistry of carbon nanomaterials
Welcome to the themed issue of Dalton Transactions featuring articles on organometallic and coordination chemistry of carbon nanomaterials.
Metallicity in fullerides
Taking the molecular viewpoint helps to understand “nonconventional” metallic states in fulleride salts.
Multiple reaction pathways of metallofullerenes investigated by transmission electron microscopy
Recent advances in molecule-by-molecule transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have provided time-series structural information of individual molecules supported by nano-carbon materials, enabling researchers to trace their motions and reactions.
Gadolinium-containing endohedral fullerenes: structures and function as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents
The structures and properties of gadolinium-containing endohedral fullerenes as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents are reviewed here.
Hexahapto-lanthanide interconnects between the conjugated surfaces of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Organometallic bonding of lanthanide metals to the graphene sidewalls in single-walled carbon nanotube networks enhances the electrical conductivity, particularly in the case of Sm and Eu.
Magnetic moments and exchange coupling in nitride clusterfullerenes GdxSc3–xN@C80 (x = 1–3)
A systematic study of Gd-containing nitride clusterfullerenes with different numbers of Gd atoms reveals ferromagnetic interactions and anisotropy of coupled Gd ions.
Growth of 2D sheets of a MOF on graphene surfaces to yield composites with novel gas adsorption characteristics
Growth of a 2D pillared bilayer MOF nano-sheet (Cd-PBM) on a graphene surface based on the face-to-face assembly. Further exfoliation of the homogeneous graphene@MOF composite leads to a stable colloidal hybrid nanocomposite.
Interactions of carbon nanotubes and gold nanoparticles: the effects of solvent dielectric constant and temperature on controlled assembly of superstructures
The assembly and disassembly of nanoparticle–nanotube hybrid materials can be modulated by controlling fundamental interactions at the nanoscale.
Probing differential optical and coverage behavior in nanotube–nanocrystal heterostructures synthesized by covalent versus non-covalent approaches
Differential optical and coverage behavior is associated with variously functionalized DWNT–CdSe heterostructures.
A reduced graphene oxide supported Cu3SnS4 composite as an efficient visible-light photocatalyst
A novel Cu3SnS4/reduced graphene oxide photocatalyst with high visible-light photocatalytic activity has been synthesized by a facile one-step solvothermal method.
Band gap expansion, shear inversion phase change behaviour and low-voltage induced crystal oscillation in low-dimensional tin selenide crystals
Regulated by encapsulating nanotube diameter, SnSe forms ordered 2 × 2 or disordered 3 × 3 ‘phase change’ nanocrystals.
Interactions of Pb and Te atoms with graphene
PbTe nanocrystals were deposited onto the surface of graphene and used as a reservoir of Pb and Te atoms.
Formation of nickel–carbon heterofullerenes under electron irradiation
Transformation of a graphene flake with an attached nickel cluster to new metal–carbon nanoobjects under electron irradiation is simulated.
Linking Pd(II) and Ru(II) phthalocyanines to single-walled carbon nanotubes
The preparation of novel, covalent Pd(II)-SWCNT and Ru(II)(bipyridyl)Pc-SWCNT hybrid materials by means of two-step synthetic procedures is described.
Fractionation of rare-earth metallofullerenes via reversible uptake and release from reactive silica
Isolation and separation strategy that manipulates uptake and release of rare-earth metallofullerenes immobilized on reactive silica to provide enriched samples.
Chiral rhodium complexes covalently anchored on carbon nanotubes for enantioselective hydrogenation
The first attempt at covalent anchoring of homogeneous chiral catalysts on CNTs.
Efficient capture of strontium from aqueous solutions using graphene oxide–hydroxyapatite nanocomposites
Three-dimensional hierarchical flower-like graphene oxide–hydroxyapatite (GO–HAp) nanocomposites were synthesized by a simple biomimetic method and their Sr2+ adsorption capacity studied.
Au nanoparticles on citrate-functionalized graphene nanosheets with a high peroxidase-like performance
Citrate-functionalized GNs were introduced as the support for AuNPs. Taking the advantages of GNs with large surface area and citrate ions with more carboxyl groups, the AuNPs/Cit-GNs composite exhibits high peroxidase-like catalytic ability.
Photocatalytic application of nanosized CdS immobilized onto functionalized MWCNTs
The photocatalytic degradation of RhB with CdS-MWCNTs is rationalized due to efficient photoinduced electron-transfer from CdS to MWCNTs within the hybrid material.
Noncovalent functionalization of graphene with a Ni(II) tetraazaannulene complex
Few-layer graphene was noncovalently functionalized with the Ni(II) complex of 5,7,12,14-tetramethyldibenzo-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradeca-3,5,7,10,12,14-hexaene. The nanohybrids obtained were characterized experimentally and modeled theoretically.
Friedel–Crafts functionalization of the cyclopentadienyl ligand in buckymetallocenes
Friedel–Crafts acylations of buckyferrocene and ruthenocene were conducted to obtain various functionalized buckymetallocenes.
About this collection
This themed issue focuses on the organometallic and coordination chemistry of carbon nanomaterials and was guest edited by Prof. Andrei N. Khlobystov and Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch.