Trends in computational molecular catalyst design
This perspective article summarizes current computational approaches used in molecular catalyst design, highlights their main advantages and limitations as well as the opportunities for automation and advanced machine learning algorithms.
Dehydrohalogenation reactions in second-sphere coordination complexes
An overview on the latest advances in dehydrohalogenation and hydrohalogenation reactions in the solid-state involving hydrogen bonded outer sphere halometallates salts is reported.
Recent progress on pristine two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks as active components in supercapacitors
Recent progress on 2D conductive MOFs and 2D layered MOFs containing pillar-layered MOFs and 2D nanosheets as electrode materials in SCs is reviewed, including synthetic design strategies, electrochemical performances, and working mechanisms.
Influence of the choice of precursors on the synthesis of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides
This perspective illustrates the recent conceptual advancements in the growth of layered vdW TMDCs using either multi-source precursors or single-source precursors and provides a critical evaluation of these two approaches.
Hybrid dual-function thermal energy harvesting and storage technologies: towards self-chargeable flexible/wearable devices
This review focuses on the advances in thermally-chargeable supercapacitors for flexible/wearable applications, starting from an overview of thermoelectric generators and supercapacitors up to the rational design of all-in-one hybrid technologies.
Exploring the structure–property schemes in anion–π systems of d-block metalates
The emerging picturesque landscape of anion–π systems involving d-block metalates (cyanidometalates, halogenometalates, polyoxometalates) is presented based on a literature review and the personal research experience of the authors.
Metal–organic frameworks as proton conductors: strategies for improved proton conductivity
Various innovative strategies and methodologies for the development of MOFs and coordination polymers based materials for high performance solid state proton conductors and proton exchange membranes are outlined.
A review on metal–organic framework-derived anode materials for potassium-ion batteries
Research progress of MOF-derived anode materials for potassium ion batteries has been presented based on different organic ligands.
A review on platinum(0) nanocatalysts for hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of ammonia borane
This review reports a survey on the progress in developing highly efficient platinum nanocatalysts for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB).
New frontiers: 1,4-diphosphinines and P-bridged bis(NHCs)
This review describes synthetic concepts and breakthroughs in 1,4-diphosphinine and related P-bridged bis(NHCs). Starting from monocyclic 1,4-dihydro-1,4-diphosphinines the most promising achievements of tricyclic 1,4-diphosphinines and related bis(NHCs) are covered.
N-Heterocyclic silylenes in coinage metal chemistry: an account of recent advances
This review summarizes the recent developments in the field of silylene–coinage metal chemistry.
New avenues for mechanochemistry in zeolite science
Recent advances of mechanochemical methods in the field of zeolite science are reviewed and their future potential highlighted.
Organoselenium ligands for heterogeneous and nanocatalytic systems: development and applications
Organoselenium ligands have attracted great attention among researchers during the past two decades.
Organo-functionalized polyoxovanadates: crystal architecture and property aspects
The latest progress on polyoxovanadates modified with organic ligands or transition metals and organic ligands is summarized. Not only the structural features and main applications but also the challenges and the focus of future research on POV-based materials are discussed.
Bismuth species in the coordination sphere of transition metals: synthesis, bonding, coordination chemistry, and reactivity of molecular complexes
Bismuth species in the coordination sphere of transition metals show widely tunable bonding situations, impacting their stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity.
Recent progress in the development of MOF-based optical sensors for Fe3+
A summary of Fe3+ detection by luminescent MOFs and their mechanistic approaches are highlighted in this article based on recent publications.
Recent advances in organophosphorus–chalcogen and organophosphorus–pincer based macrocyclic compounds and their metal complexes
This short review describes the recent developments in organophosphorus–chalcogen and organophosphorus–pincer macrocycles and their metal complexes with emphasis on synthetic methodologies.
Liquid atomic layer deposition as emergent technology for the fabrication of thin films
Liquid atomic layer deposition (LALD) has emerged as a complementary technology of atomic layer deposition (ALD) to help overcome some of the challenges currently faced from working in the gas-phase.
Keep it tight: a crucial role of bridging phosphine ligands in the design and optical properties of multinuclear coinage metal complexes
Stereochemical properties and flexibility of organic spacer in oligodentate phosphine ligand and spatial separation of phosphorus atoms one relative to other regulate the composition and architecture of multinuclear compounds of coinage metals.
Coordination sphere hydrogen bonding as a structural element in metal–organic Frameworks
Coordination sphere hydrogen bonding in coordination polymers and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is examined as a structurally and chemically stabilising influence, accessible through ligand design strategies.
Indium metal–organic frameworks based on pyridylcarboxylate ligands and their potential applications
This review focuses on the recent developments in the field of In-MOFs constructed from pyridylcarboxylate ligands, including their synthesis, crystal structures, stability and potential applications.
Structural insights into the recognition of DNA defects by small molecules
In this review, we have underlined the application of transition metal chemistry in biological systems.
Ion-conductive metal–organic frameworks
This perspective provides an overview of ion-conductive metal–organic frameworks with various ionic carriers, such as protons, hydroxide ions, lithium ions and other ions.
Constructing chiral polyoxometalate assemblies via supramolecular approaches
Chirality generation, induced chirality transfer, and the functionalization of polyoxometalate-based complexes and their self-assembly constructed through supramolecular approach are systematically reviewed.
Spin crossover phenomena in long chain alkylated complexes
This review presents a discussion of soft metal complexes with a focus on spin crossover behaviours that are associated with structural phase transition, including liquid crystal LC transition.
Metal–organic frameworks with the gyroid surface: structures and applications
This review article summarizes the assembly, structures, and topologies of gyroidal metal–organic frameworks. Their applications in gas adsorption, catalysis, sensors, and luminescent materials are also discussed in detail.
A review of the recent progress on heterogeneous catalysts for Knoevenagel condensation
One of the most crucial attributes of synthetic organic chemistry is to design organic reactions under the facets of green chemistry for the sustainable production of chemicals.
Control of guest binding behavior of metal-containing host molecules by ligand exchange
Structural transformation driven by ligand exchange was effectively utilized to control the host–guest binding behavior of metal-containing host molecules.
Recent advances in Cu2O-based composites for photocatalysis: a review
This review summarizes the crystal structures, modification methods, application prospects, and electron transfer mechanisms of different Cu2O-based photocatalysts.
Stimuli -triggered fluoro-switching in metal–organic frameworks: applications and outlook
The efficacy of MOFs in the field of host–guest mediated fluorescence switching is discussed with specific importance on external stimuli assisted real-time monitoring of multiple classes of toxic compounds that highlight the importance of structure–property synergies.
Thiacalixarene-supported molecular clusters for catalytic applications
Recent advances of thiacalixarene-supported molecular clusters for catalytic applications are presented.
Structural flexibility in crystalline coordination polymers: a journey along the underlying free energy landscape
In this perspective, we discuss structural flexibility in crystalline coordination polymers. We identify that the underlying free energy landscape unites scientific disciplines, and discuss key areas to advanced the field.
Luminescent metal–organic frameworks as chemical sensors based on “mechanism–response”: a review
The comprehensive review systematically summarizes the recent developments in the study of LMOFs as chemical sensors based on “mechanism–response”.
Recent advances in pincer–nickel catalyzed reactions
The utility of pincer−nickel complexes in catalyzing reactions such as cross−coupling, oxidation, (de)hydrogenation, hydrofunctionalization, C−H activation and CO2 functionalization has been reviewed from a synthetic and mechanistic point of view.
Recent advances in metal–organic frameworks as adsorbent materials for hazardous dye molecules
Recent studies on metal–organic framework (MOF)-based adsorbents for the removal of carcinogenic organic dye pollutants have been summarized with a handful of recent examples.
Recognition, mechanistic investigation and applications for the detection of biorelevant Cu2+/Fe2+/Fe3+ ions by ruthenium(II)-polypyridyl based fluorescent sensors
Selective recognition of biorelevant Cu2+ and Fe2+/Fe3+ ions using fluorescent Ru(II)-polypyridyl based sensors via both “turn-on” and “turn-off” emissive response is the main focus of present article.
Carbon nano-onions as potential nanocarriers for drug delivery
This perspective outlines the potential application of carbon nano-onions in nanomaterial-based drug delivery. The discussion covers the engineering of the nanoparticle, the modification of the nanocarrier, and its intracellular applications.
The role of coordination compounds in virus research. Different approaches and trends
Coordination compounds as antiviral substances: from their use as antiviral drugs to novel approaches such as their use as nanocarriers of antiviral drugs, for wrapping viruses, or to release antiviral agents.
Recent progresses in luminescent metal–organic frameworks (LMOFs) as sensors for the detection of anions and cations in aqueous solution
This work mainly reviews the recent progresses in luminescent metal–organic frameworks (LMOFs) as sensors for detecting various metal ions and anions in aqueous solutions.
Myoglobins engineered with artificial cofactors serve as artificial metalloenzymes and models of natural enzymes
Replacement of heme in an oxygen-binding hemoprotein with artificial cofactors provides artificial metalloenzymes as well as enzyme models.
Synthesis pathways for the preparation of the BODIPY analogues: aza-BODIPYs, BOPHYs and some other pyrrole-based acyclic chromophores
This mini-review summarizes the synthesis strategies for the preparation and post-functionalization of aza-BODIPYs, BOPHYs, “half-Pcs”, biliazines, MB-DIPYs, semihemiporphyrazines, BOIMPYs, BOPPYs, BOPYPYs, BOAHYs, and BOAPYs.
Hydrogen bond regulated hydrogen sulfate ion recognition: an overview
This review article summarizes the advancement of hydrogen bonding driven different photo-process (PT, ESIPT, ICT, PET, CHEF, TBET) based optical detection of HSO4− during the past two decades.
Vanadoborates: cluster-based architectures, preparation and properties
The different connections of [VOx] (x = 4, 5, 6) and [AOx] (A = B, x = 3, 4; A = P, x = 4) polyhedral units ultimately result in a fascinating variety of vanadoborate anionic clusters.
Words in supramolecular chemistry: the ineffable advances of polyiodide chemistry
Foundations of the discording vocabulary of novel supramolecular interactions lay onto polyiodide chemistry. Reviewing advancements in the field, we tackle I⋯I contacts understanding, rationalization, and language on semantic and scientific grounds.
Porphyrin and phthalocyanine-based metal organic frameworks beyond metal-carboxylates
The recently emerging class of MOFs based on porphyrins and phthalocyanines bearing alternative coordinating groups offers opportunities for functional materials.
Recent advances in the synthesis of piperazine based ligands and metal complexes and their applications
The piperazine ring is an indispensable part of many biomolecules and can be easily modified through substitution on the ring nitrogen for desired application in pharmacology as well as metal binding studies.
Non-noble MNP@MOF materials: synthesis and applications in heterogeneous catalysis
There is a possible synergy derived when combining MNPs and MOFs in MNP@MOF materials for better heterogeneous catalysis. The use of non-noble metals for MNPs makes them a sustainable choice.
Synthesis on inert surfaces
Intriguing covalent nanostructures are synthesized on solid surfaces. While important reactions proceed exclusively on metal surfaces, light-induced couplings or deposition of pre-activated monomers pave the road to synthesis on inert surfaces.
Recent developments in organic–inorganic hybrid metal phosphates and phosphites
This frontier article highlights recent advances in synthesis and characterization of organic–inorganic hybrid metal phosphates and phosphites. The synthetic strategies and structural stabilities of hybrid composites blended with stable crystalline compounds are presented.
Advancement in functionalized luminescent frameworks and their prospective applications as inkjet-printed sensors and anti-counterfeit materials
A state-of-the-art progression on inkjet-printed luminescent supramolecular conjugated architectures with phenomenal photophysical properties for anti-counterfeiting application and sensory platform formulation for recognition of perilous analytes.
Coordination networks for the recognition of oxo-anions
Utilization of luminescent crystalline coordination networks (LCPs/LMOFs) for the recognition of various oxo-anions in aqueous environment has received significant interest in the context of environmental remediation.
Sensing mechanisms of iron–sulfur cluster regulatory proteins elucidated using native mass spectrometry
Native mass spectrometry provides novel insight into protein cofactor (e.g. iron–sulfur cluster) chemistry.
The contribution of metalloporphyrin complexes in molecular sensing and in sustainable polymerization processes: a new and unique perspective
The review summarizes recent developments of metalloporphyrins as optical probes for biologically relevant molecules and as catalysts for the preparation of sustainable polymers such as polyesters and polycarbonates.
An exploration into two-dimensional metal oxides, and other 2D materials, synthesised via liquid metal printing and transfer techniques
The emerging field of liquid metal facilitated 2D material synthesis is reviewed in this perspective. Design strategies that utilise Cabrera–Mott oxidation to grow 2D nanosheets are explored, and the potential new application fields are highlighted.
Fluorescent sensors for aldehydes based on luminescent metal–organic frameworks
The recent progress of luminescent metal–organic frameworks for sensing formaldehyde, benzaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and other aldehydes has been reviewed.
Recent advances in the development of fluorescent chemosensors for Al3+
The synthetic procedures and sensing properties of fluorescent chemosensors for Al3+ based on 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde, salicylaldehyde, rhodamine, coumarin, MOFs, etc. have been accounted.
Progress in the preparation and characterization of silylene iron, cobalt and nickel complexes
The synthesis of silylene Fe, Co and Ni complexes in the past ten years is summarized. The further challenges are to design silylene–phosphine and silylene–carbene ligands and synthesize their transition metal complexes for catalytic applications.
N-Heterocyclic silylenes as ambiphilic activators and ligands
Recent developments of the use of N-heterocyclic silylenes (NHSis), higher homologues of Arduengo-carbenes, as ambiphilic activators and ligands are highlighted and a comparison of NHSi ligands with NHC and phosphine ligands is provided.
Recent development and application of cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes as chemical and biological probes
The recent development and application of iridium-based probes for sensing ions, anions, gaseous species, organic molecules, small biomolecules, biomacromolecules, and subcellular organelles are highlighted in this review.
Lewis acidic zinc(II) salen-type Schiff-base complexes: sensing properties and responsive nanostructures
The Lewis acidic character in Zn(salen)-type Schiff-base complexes confers peculiar characteristics as responsive molecular materials.
Recent progress in pristine MOF-based catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution and oxygen reduction
In this review, we summarized the advanced strategies adopted for using MOFs as electrocatalysts, discussed their structural evolution and real active species, and provide perspectives on the development of MOF materials for HER, OER and ORR.
The strength in Numbers! Porphyrin hybrid nanostructured materials for chemical sensing
Porphyrins do not work alone! In nanostructured hybrid materials, they cooperate to afford novel and efficient sensing layers.
Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes for highly efficient PFASs removal: overview, challenges and future perspectives
PFASs are called “forever chemicals” because they do not fully degrade. They have become so ubiquitous in the environment that it is difficult to prevent exposure. This review aims to provide a set of improved technologies to remove PFASs from water.
Structures, properties and applications of Cu(II) complexes with tridentate donor ligands
In this article, we discussed selected examples of Cu(II) complexes with tridentate ligands utilizing combinations of N, O, S, and Se donors.
Endohedral cluster intermetallic superconductors: at the frontier between chemistry and physics
Intermetallic frameworks built from endohedral clusters of p-metals demonstrate unusual structural flexibility and nontrivial superconducting properties.
The design and synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts for environmental applications
In this Frontier article, we have highlighted some of the major synthetic routes for the design of porous heterogeneous catalysts and their potential use in several environmentally challenging chemical transformations.
Efficient chemosensors for toxic pollutants based on photoluminescent Zn(II) and Cd(II) metal–organic networks
Photoluminescent chemosensors based on Zn and Cd coordination arrays for the sensitive and selective detection of pesticides, herbicides, and cyanide in aqueous environments.
Recent progress in oxychalcogenides as IR nonlinear optical materials
This Frontiers article discusses the recent progress and challenges of non-centrosymmetric oxychalcogenides in the IR nonlinear optical field.
Garnet phosphors for white-light-emitting diodes: modification and calculation
Herein, we outline our recent research progress in the modification and the first-principles calculations of garnet phosphors which should be helpful in guiding scientists to discover novel garnet phosphors for emerging applications.
Recent progress in the design and synthesis of zeolite-like metal–organic frameworks (ZMOFs)
ZMOFs are a subset of MOFs that exhibit zeolite-like topologies. Using molecular building block strategy, many ZMOFs with high stability and excellent performance can be rationally designed and synthesized using different secondary building units.
About this collection
This web collection contains the Frontier and Perspective articles published in Dalton Transactions in 2021.