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Themed collection 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles

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Future potential of osmium complexes as anticancer drug candidates, photosensitizers and organelle-targeted probes

Here we summarize recent progress in the design and application of innovative osmium compounds as anticancer agents with diverse modes of action, as organelle-targeted imaging probes and photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy.

Graphical abstract: Future potential of osmium complexes as anticancer drug candidates, photosensitizers and organelle-targeted probes
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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The synergistic effect of layered double hydroxides with other flame retardant additives for polymer nanocomposites: a critical review

The current synergistic effect and mechanism between LDHs and other flame retardant additives for polymers are summarized.

Graphical abstract: The synergistic effect of layered double hydroxides with other flame retardant additives for polymer nanocomposites: a critical review
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Open Access Perspective

Why nature chose the Mn4CaO5 cluster as water-splitting catalyst in photosystem II: a new hypothesis for the mechanism of O–O bond formation

In this new hypothesis, we propose a complete catalytic cycle involving a charge-rearrangement-induced MnVII–dioxo species on the dangling Mn4 during the S3 → S4 transition. The O–O bond is formed within this MnVII–dioxo site.

Graphical abstract: Why nature chose the Mn4CaO5 cluster as water-splitting catalyst in photosystem II: a new hypothesis for the mechanism of O–O bond formation
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Molecular rectifiers based on five-coordinate iron(III)-containing surfactants

The state-of-the-art of metallorganic-based molecular rectification is reviewed with an emphasis on asymmetric five-coordinate FeIII-containing surfactants in electrode|LB film|electrode assemblies.

Graphical abstract: Molecular rectifiers based on five-coordinate iron(iii)-containing surfactants
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Gold nanocatalysts supported on carbon for electrocatalytic oxidation of organic molecules including guanines in DNA

Recent accomplishments in the syntheses of Au nanoparticles and nanocluster supported on carbon materials and applications to electroxidation are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Gold nanocatalysts supported on carbon for electrocatalytic oxidation of organic molecules including guanines in DNA
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Metal bis(acetylide) complex molecular wires: concepts and design strategies

This Perspective highlights relationships between chemical features of metal bis(acetylide) complexes and their electrical response in a molecular junction.

Graphical abstract: Metal bis(acetylide) complex molecular wires: concepts and design strategies
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Teaching from the primary inorganic literature: lessons from Richard Andersen

Teaching inorganic chemistry using the primary literature motivates students to learn deeply and to engage with the important discoveries of the field.

Graphical abstract: Teaching from the primary inorganic literature: lessons from Richard Andersen
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Current advances in the catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide by molecular catalysts: an update

Recent advances (2015–) in the catalytic conversion of CO2 by metal-based and metal-free systems are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Current advances in the catalytic conversion of carbon dioxide by molecular catalysts: an update
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Probing magnetic interactions in metal–organic frameworks and coordination polymers microscopically

This perspective paper highlights the insights obtained through experimental and computational probes of magnetic metal–organic frameworks at the atomic scale.

Graphical abstract: Probing magnetic interactions in metal–organic frameworks and coordination polymers microscopically
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Host–guest luminescent materials based on highly emissive species loaded into versatile sol–gel hosts

By mostly focusing on the findings of our group, this concise review provides insights into the development of promising new host–guest optical materials based on sol–gel assemblies of versatile hosts and highly luminescent guests.

Graphical abstract: Host–guest luminescent materials based on highly emissive species loaded into versatile sol–gel hosts
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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s-Block metal complexes of PC(H)P-bridged chalcogen-centred methanides: comparisons with isoelectronic PNP-bridged monoanions

This Perspective compares the chemistries of s-block metal complexes of isoelectronic PC(H)P- and PNP-bridged, chalcogen-centred monoanions with a focus on the unique behavior of the C(H)-bridged systems.

Graphical abstract: s-Block metal complexes of PC(H)P-bridged chalcogen-centred methanides: comparisons with isoelectronic PNP-bridged monoanions
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Transformative 3d–4f coordination cluster carriers

The transformative character of the reported 3d–4f Coordination Clusters (CCs) in catalytic reactions is summarised, demonstrating the potential of this emerging field.

Graphical abstract: Transformative 3d–4f coordination cluster carriers
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Plant extracts as green reductants for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles: lessons from chemical synthesis

From conventional synthesis to green transformations: a brief literature overview and insight for the synthesis of Ag nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Plant extracts as green reductants for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles: lessons from chemical synthesis
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Development of catalytic nitrogen fixation using transition metal–dinitrogen complexes under mild reaction conditions

This paper describes our recent progress in catalytic nitrogen fixation using transition metal–dinitrogen complexes as catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Development of catalytic nitrogen fixation using transition metal–dinitrogen complexes under mild reaction conditions
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Mechanisms of the H2- and transfer hydrogenation of polar bonds catalyzed by iron group hydrides

This Perspective describes the mechanism-based development of iron-group catalysts for the asymmetric hydrogenation of ketones and imines.

Graphical abstract: Mechanisms of the H2- and transfer hydrogenation of polar bonds catalyzed by iron group hydrides
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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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?
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Anticancer activity of complexes of the third row transition metals, rhenium, osmium, and iridium

A summary of recent developments on the anticancer activity of complexes of rhenium, osmium, and iridium is described.

Graphical abstract: Anticancer activity of complexes of the third row transition metals, rhenium, osmium, and iridium
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Bispidines for radiopharmaceuticals

Radiometal based radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and therapy require selective ligands (bifunctional chelators, BFCs) that form metal complexes, which are inert against trans-chelation under physiological conditions, linked to a biological vector, directing them to the targeted tissue. Bispidine ligands with a very rigid backbone and widely variable donor sets are reviewed as an ideal class of BFCs, and recent applications are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Bispidines for radiopharmaceuticals
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Heterometallic 3d–4f single molecule magnets containing diamagnetic metal ions

This perspective deals with the synthesis and study of SMM properties of heterometallic 3d–4f complexes containing diamagnetic 3d metal ions.

Graphical abstract: Heterometallic 3d–4f single molecule magnets containing diamagnetic metal ions
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Molecular-based upconversion in homo/heterogeneous liquids and in micro/nanostructured solid materials

A step-by-step investigation to move TTA-UC from homogeneous solutions to nanostructured solid materials for new technological perspectives.

Graphical abstract: Molecular-based upconversion in homo/heterogeneous liquids and in micro/nanostructured solid materials
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Using lead chalcogenide nanocrystals as spin mixers: a perspective on near-infrared-to-visible upconversion

This perspective highlights recent advances in the field of PbS NC-sensitized near-infrared-to-visible upconversion based on triplet–triplet annihilation in rubrene.

Graphical abstract: Using lead chalcogenide nanocrystals as spin mixers: a perspective on near-infrared-to-visible upconversion
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Current progress in the controlled synthesis and biomedical applications of ultrasmall (<10 nm) NaREF4 nanoparticles

This review primarily introduces new progress in preparation strategies of ultrasmall (<10 nm) NaREF4 upconversion nanoparticles, and their use in imaging and drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: Current progress in the controlled synthesis and biomedical applications of ultrasmall (<10 nm) NaREF4 nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Near infrared harvesting dye-sensitized solar cells enabled by rare-earth upconversion materials

Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have been deemed as promising alternatives to silicon solar cells for the conversion of clean sunlight energy into electricity.

Graphical abstract: Near infrared harvesting dye-sensitized solar cells enabled by rare-earth upconversion materials
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Prospects for efficient solar energy upconversion using metalloporphyrins as dual absorber-upconverters

Can metalloporphyrins be used in a dual absorber-upconverter capacity to improve photovoltaic efficiency?

Graphical abstract: Prospects for efficient solar energy upconversion using metalloporphyrins as dual absorber-upconverters
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Conducting single-molecule magnet materials

Multifunctional molecular materials exhibiting electrical conductivity and single-molecule magnet (SMM) behaviour are particularly attractive for electronic devices and related applications owing to the interaction between electronic conduction and magnetization of unimolecular units.

Graphical abstract: Conducting single-molecule magnet materials
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Pre-programmed self-assembly of polynuclear clusters

This perspective reviews our recent efforts towards the self-assembly of polynuclear clusters with ditopic and tritopic multidentate ligands HL1 (2-phenyl-4,5-bis{6-(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)pyrid-2-yl}-1H-imidazole) and H2L2 (2,6-bis-[5-(2-pyridinyl)-1H-pyrazole-3-yl]pyridine), both of which are planar and rigid molecules.

Graphical abstract: Pre-programmed self-assembly of polynuclear clusters
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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The side effects of platinum-based chemotherapy drugs: a review for chemists

The platinum chemotherapy drugs cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin are known to cause seven different types of side effects in patients.

Graphical abstract: The side effects of platinum-based chemotherapy drugs: a review for chemists
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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The role and fate of capping ligands in colloidally prepared metal nanoparticle catalysts

In this Perspective article, we highlight emerging opportunities for the rational design of catalysts upon the choice, exchange, partial removal or pyrolysis of ligands.

Graphical abstract: The role and fate of capping ligands in colloidally prepared metal nanoparticle catalysts
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Shining a light on the photo-sensitisation of organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates

Approaches to the visible light photo-sensitisation of organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates are presented and future trends discussed.

Graphical abstract: Shining a light on the photo-sensitisation of organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
Open Access Perspective

Synthesis of platinum, palladium and rhodium complexes of α-aminophosphine ligands

This perspective summarizes the utilization of α-aminophosphines as monodentate and bidentate ligands in the synthesis of platinum, palladium and rhodium complexes.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of platinum, palladium and rhodium complexes of α-aminophosphine ligands
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Comprehensive reaction mechanisms at and near the Ni–Fe active sites of [NiFe] hydrogenases

We overview recent advances in the mechanisms at and near the Ni–Fe sites of [NiFe] hydrogenases for activation–inactivation, catalytic reaction, proton transfer, and O2-tolerance.

Graphical abstract: Comprehensive reaction mechanisms at and near the Ni–Fe active sites of [NiFe] hydrogenases
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Chirality in metal-based anticancer agents

Chiral metal-based drugs are currently an interesting and rapidly growing field in anticancer research. Here the different chiral metal-based anticancer agents and the extent to which the chiral resolution affects their biological properties are discussed. This review will aid the design of new potent and efficient chiral metal-based anticancer drugs that exploit the unique properties combined with their potential selectivity toward targeted chiral biomolecules.

Graphical abstract: Chirality in metal-based anticancer agents
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Hydrolysis of organometallic and metal–amide precursors: synthesis routes to oxo-bridged heterometallic complexes, metal-oxo clusters and metal oxide nanoparticles

Organometallic and metal amide reagents react with –OH groups to generate metal–oxygen connectivity, yielding metal-oxo heterobimetallics, clusters and nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Hydrolysis of organometallic and metal–amide precursors: synthesis routes to oxo-bridged heterometallic complexes, metal-oxo clusters and metal oxide nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Unravelling the mechanistic details of metal binding to mammalian metallothioneins from stoichiometric, kinetic, and binding affinity data

Equilibrium binding constants are now readily accessible for metalation of metallothioneins.

Graphical abstract: Unravelling the mechanistic details of metal binding to mammalian metallothioneins from stoichiometric, kinetic, and binding affinity data
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Mechanochemical methods for the preparation of intercalation compounds, from intercalation to the formation of layered double hydroxides

Mechanochemical methods (solid–solid reactions under ambient conditions or solvent free synthesis) are useful for the preparation of intercalation compounds.

Graphical abstract: Mechanochemical methods for the preparation of intercalation compounds, from intercalation to the formation of layered double hydroxides
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Carrier-doped aromatic hydrocarbons: a new platform in condensed matter chemistry and physics

High quality bulk samples of the first four polyacenes, naphthalene, anthracene, tetracene, and pentacene, doped with alkali metal in 1 : 1 and 1 : 2 stoichiometries were prepared and their fundamental properties were systematically studied. The carrier doped typical aromatic hydrocarbons showed a large variety of properties as well as charge transfer complexes and metal doped fullerides. We open a new category in condensed matter chemistry and physics.

Graphical abstract: Carrier-doped aromatic hydrocarbons: a new platform in condensed matter chemistry and physics
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Alkaline-earth metal phenylphosphonates and their intercalation chemistry

Alcohol and amine intercalates with hosts based on alkaline-earth metal phenylphosphonates are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Alkaline-earth metal phenylphosphonates and their intercalation chemistry
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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DFT calculations for structural prediction and applications of intercalated lamellar compounds

This review lists some relevant types of intercalated lamellar materials and applications of DFT calculations in these materials.

Graphical abstract: DFT calculations for structural prediction and applications of intercalated lamellar compounds
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Nanoarchitectonics in dielectric/ferroelectric layered perovskites: from bulk 3D systems to 2D nanosheets

Dion–Jacobson perovskites and their exfoliated nanosheets provide a unique platform for designing new dielectric/ferroelectric materials.

Graphical abstract: Nanoarchitectonics in dielectric/ferroelectric layered perovskites: from bulk 3D systems to 2D nanosheets
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Synthesis, functionalization, and applications of metal–organic frameworks in biomedicine

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), also known as coordination polymers, have attracted extensive research interest in the past few decades due to their unique physical structures and potentially vast applications.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, functionalization, and applications of metal–organic frameworks in biomedicine
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Biologically inspired oxidation catalysis using metallopeptides

Metalloenzymes can catalyze the oxidation of hydrocarbons with high efficiency and selectivity. For this reason, they are taken as inspiration for the development of new catalyst. A promising strategy is the combination of metal coordination complexes and peptide chains. The use of metallopeptides in oxidation reactions is discussed.

Graphical abstract: Biologically inspired oxidation catalysis using metallopeptides
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Systematic charge distribution changes in Bi- and Pb-3d transition metal perovskites

Charge distribution changes in Bi- and Pb-3d transition metal perovskite type oxides were examined. The change in the depth of the d level of the transition metal causes the intermetallic charge transfer.

Graphical abstract: Systematic charge distribution changes in Bi- and Pb-3d transition metal perovskites
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Photoswitchable nonlinear optical properties of metal complexes

Incorporating photosensitive molecules into the organic/inorganic hybrid materials can contribute to forming photoresponsive systems.

Graphical abstract: Photoswitchable nonlinear optical properties of metal complexes
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Boron carbonyl complexes analogous to hydrocarbons

The isolobal relationships of BCO/CH and CO/H are applied to bridge boron carbonyls and the well-known hydrocarbon molecules.

Graphical abstract: Boron carbonyl complexes analogous to hydrocarbons
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Recent advances in the development of luminescent lanthanide-based supramolecular polymers and soft materials

Here we discuss the emerging field of luminescent lanthanide-based soft materials with our focus on the different approaches used for their design and synthesis as well as manipulations of their functional properties.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the development of luminescent lanthanide-based supramolecular polymers and soft materials
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Photoexcited state chemistry of metal–oxygen complexes

This Frontier article reviews recent advances on the excited state reactivity of earth-abundant metal–oxygen complexes.

Graphical abstract: Photoexcited state chemistry of metal–oxygen complexes
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Ferric phosphide carbon nanocomposites emerging as highly active electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction

This Frontier article highlights the recent development and advances in designing ferric phosphide (FeP) based composite materials for the HER.

Graphical abstract: Ferric phosphide carbon nanocomposites emerging as highly active electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Tethered sensitizer–catalyst noble-metal-free molecular devices for solar-driven hydrogen generation

Recent advances in the all-abundant-element molecular devices for solar-driven H2 generation via intramolecular processes are overviewed including their assembly approaches, and structure–catalytic activity relationships.

Graphical abstract: Tethered sensitizer–catalyst noble-metal-free molecular devices for solar-driven hydrogen generation
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Iridium(III) complexes as reaction based chemosensors for medical diagnostics

This frontier article introduces recent developments and applications of iridium(III) complexes as luminescent probes for ions and biomolecules.

Graphical abstract: Iridium(iii) complexes as reaction based chemosensors for medical diagnostics
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Oriented external electric fields as mimics for probing the role of metal ions and ligands in the thermal gas-phase activation of methane

Unusual, if not unprecedented, effects of transition-metal ions and ligands are discovered when simple metal oxides or carbides activate methane in the gas phase in manners reminiscent of oriented external electric fields.

Graphical abstract: Oriented external electric fields as mimics for probing the role of metal ions and ligands in the thermal gas-phase activation of methane
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Recent developments in Zintl cluster chemistry

Most recent developments in Zintl cluster chemistry are highlighted, including advances in understanding of their formation and their use as sources for nanostructured materials.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in Zintl cluster chemistry
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Rhodium at the chemistry–biology interface

While rhodium has no known natural biological function, the element's unique structural and reactivity properties make for unique opportunities in biological systems.

Graphical abstract: Rhodium at the chemistry–biology interface
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Multiheme proteins: effect of heme–heme interactions

This Frontier illustrates a brief personal account on the effect of heme–heme interactions in dihemes which thereby discloses some of the evolutionary design principles involved in multiheme proteins for their diverse structures and functions.

Graphical abstract: Multiheme proteins: effect of heme–heme interactions
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Recent progress and developments of iridium-based compounds as probes for environmental analytes

Metal complexes based on iridium metal centers have attracted attention as probes due to their tunable biological and chemical characteristics.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress and developments of iridium-based compounds as probes for environmental analytes
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Group 15 biradicals: synthesis and reactivity of cyclobutane-1,3-diyl and cyclopentane-1,3-diyl analogues

Synthesis, structure and reactivity of cyclobutane-1,3-diyl and cyclopentane-1,3-diyl analogues are discussed along with their application as molecular switches or reagents to activate or trap small molecules with single or multiple bonds.

Graphical abstract: Group 15 biradicals: synthesis and reactivity of cyclobutane-1,3-diyl and cyclopentane-1,3-diyl analogues
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Elemental doping for optimizing photocatalysis in semiconductors

Among the various strategies for achieving high solar energy utilization, elemental doping has been extensively explored owing to its advantages in regulating light absorption, band positions and charge carrier processes of photocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Elemental doping for optimizing photocatalysis in semiconductors
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Surface and interface design for photocatalytic water splitting

Surface and interface structures are considered as the critical parameters which can be engineered to improve the performance of catalysts. This Frontier article highlights our recent advances in surface and interface design toward photocatalytic water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Surface and interface design for photocatalytic water splitting
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Carbodiimides as energy materials: which directions for a reasonable future?

Transition-metal carbodiimides have emerged as energy materials, both as anodes in rechargeable batteries and as catalysts in photochemical water oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Carbodiimides as energy materials: which directions for a reasonable future?
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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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
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Upconversion in photodynamic therapy: plumbing the depths

Upconversion photodynamic therapy uses sequential multiphoton absorption by transition metal nanoparticles (NaYF4/Yb3+/Er3+) to allow FRET excitation of traditional visible light-absorbing photosensitizers by deeply penetrating near infrared light (810 nm or 980 nm).

Graphical abstract: Upconversion in photodynamic therapy: plumbing the depths
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Bringing upconversion down to the molecular scale

After bulk solids and nanoparticles, examples of upconversion are now emerging at the discrete molecular scale in solution.

Graphical abstract: Bringing upconversion down to the molecular scale
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Recent advances in the field of light-driven water oxidation catalyzed by transition-metal substituted polyoxometalates

A brief review on recent developments in the field of TM-substituted POM water oxidation catalysts was systematically presented, providing researchers valuable guidance for further discovery and improvements in efficient and robust TSPWOCs in future.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the field of light-driven water oxidation catalyzed by transition-metal substituted polyoxometalates
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Understanding small-molecule electro-oxidation on palladium based compounds – a feature on experimental and theoretical approaches

Electrochemical oxidation of small molecules such as ethanol, methanol and formic acid on Pd based compounds has a great impact on green energy production in fuel cells.

Graphical abstract: Understanding small-molecule electro-oxidation on palladium based compounds – a feature on experimental and theoretical approaches
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes: a versatile tool for biosensing and photodynamic therapy

This Frontier article highlights the utilization of phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes for biosensing and photodynamic therapy.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorescent iridium(iii) complexes: a versatile tool for biosensing and photodynamic therapy
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Stable unsaturated silicon clusters (siliconoids)

The emerging field of siliconoid clusters is reviewed and a parameter ϕ introduced that distinguishes hemispheroidal and regular coordination of vertices.

Graphical abstract: Stable unsaturated silicon clusters (siliconoids)
From the themed collection: 2018 Frontier and Perspective articles
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