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Themed collection 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles

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Low-coordinate first-row transition metal complexes in catalysis and small molecule activation

In this Perspective, we will highlight selected examples of transition metal complexes with low coordination numbers whose high reactivity has been exploited in catalysis and the activation of small molecules featuring strong bonds (N2, CO2, and CO).

Graphical abstract: Low-coordinate first-row transition metal complexes in catalysis and small molecule activation
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
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2,2′-Dipyridylamines: more than just sister members of the bipyridine family. Applications and achievements in homogeneous catalysis and photoluminescent materials

2,2′-Dipyridylamine derivatives: Discreet members of the polydentate nitrogen ligand familly with underestimated potential.

Graphical abstract: 2,2′-Dipyridylamines: more than just sister members of the bipyridine family. Applications and achievements in homogeneous catalysis and photoluminescent materials
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Water exchange in lanthanide complexes for MRI applications. Lessons learned over the last 25 years

Coordination chemistry offers convenient strategies to modulate the exchange of coordinated water molecules in lanthanide-based contrast agents.

Graphical abstract: Water exchange in lanthanide complexes for MRI applications. Lessons learned over the last 25 years
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Group 11 tris(pyrazolyl)methane complexes: structural features and catalytic applications

Tris(pyrazolyl)methane ligands (Tpmx) have been for years a step behind their highly popular boron-anionic analogues, the tris(pyrazolyl)borate ligands (Tpx).

Graphical abstract: Group 11 tris(pyrazolyl)methane complexes: structural features and catalytic applications
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Direct conversion of methane to methanol with zeolites: towards understanding the role of extra-framework d-block metal and zeolite framework type

This Perspective article highlights the latest advances in the field of direct methane to methanol conversion by zeolites containing first row, extra-framework d-block metals (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and Zn).

Graphical abstract: Direct conversion of methane to methanol with zeolites: towards understanding the role of extra-framework d-block metal and zeolite framework type
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Transition metal catalysed direct selanylation of arenes and heteroarenes

Recent outstanding advances in the C–Se bond formation through transition metalcatalysed direct selanylation, providing new insights into their mechanistic aspects, were provided in this perspective.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal catalysed direct selanylation of arenes and heteroarenes
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Recent developments in single-molecule toroics

An update overview of emerging single-molecule toroics (SMTs) is expounded to elucidate the strategy to design SMTs and ultimately inspire the seeking of SMTs with enhanced toroidal moment.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in single-molecule toroics
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Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticulate system: synthesis, targeting, drug delivery and therapy in cancer

Usefulness of Superparamagnetic Iron oxide Nanoparticulate system for biomedical applications through targeting, drug delivery and therapy.

Graphical abstract: Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticulate system: synthesis, targeting, drug delivery and therapy in cancer
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Perovskites with d-block metals for solar energy applications

In this review, we present the most characteristic photoactive perovskites that can be formed with the help of d-block metals.

Graphical abstract: Perovskites with d-block metals for solar energy applications
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Structure and reactivity of the first-row d-block metal-superoxo complexes

This review discusses the structure and reactivity of metal-superoxo complexes covering all ten first-row d-block metals from Sc to Zn.

Graphical abstract: Structure and reactivity of the first-row d-block metal-superoxo complexes
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A look at periodic trends in d-block molecular electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction

Periodic trends in the electronic structure of the transition metal centers can be used to explain the observed CO2 reduction activities in molecular electrocatalysts for CO2 reductions. Research activities concerning both horizontal and vertical trends have been summarized with mononuclear complexes from Group 6 to Group 10.

Graphical abstract: A look at periodic trends in d-block molecular electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction
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Fe in biosynthesis, translocation, and signal transduction of NO: toward bioinorganic engineering of dinitrosyl iron complexes into NO-delivery scaffolds for tissue engineering

The ubiquitous physiology of nitric oxide enables the bioinorganic engineering of [Fe(NO)2]-containing and NO-delivery scaffolds for tissue engineering.

Graphical abstract: Fe in biosynthesis, translocation, and signal transduction of NO: toward bioinorganic engineering of dinitrosyl iron complexes into NO-delivery scaffolds for tissue engineering
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Evolution and understanding of the d-block elements in the periodic table

The d-block elements have played a critical role in the development of the modern periodic table.

Graphical abstract: Evolution and understanding of the d-block elements in the periodic table
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The past, present, and future in the nomenclature and structure representation of inorganic compounds

Where we have been and where we are going in precisely describing structures of inorganic compounds.

Graphical abstract: The past, present, and future in the nomenclature and structure representation of inorganic compounds
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The Chatt reaction: conventional routes to homoleptic arenemetalates of d-block elements

Homoleptic arenemetalates, including the depicted [K(18-crown-6)]2[Hf(C14H10)3], are often useful sources of “naked” metal anions and have been obtained for several transition metals via the Chatt reaction, named in honor of Joseph Chatt, a giant of chemistry.

Graphical abstract: The Chatt reaction: conventional routes to homoleptic arenemetalates of d-block elements
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The chemistry of guanidinate complexes of the platinum group metals

In the present Perspective article, synthetic and structural aspects, reactivity studies and applications of platinum group metal complexes containing guanidinate ligands are discussed.

Graphical abstract: The chemistry of guanidinate complexes of the platinum group metals
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Chelate rings of different sizes with non-innocent ligands

Redox-active unsaturated chelate ligands can be realised with different ring sizes of the resulting metallacycles.

Graphical abstract: Chelate rings of different sizes with non-innocent ligands
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Ethylene polymerization of nickel catalysts with α-diimine ligands: factors controlling the structure of active species and polymer properties

In the present perspective, the recent advances of α-diimine nickel based catalysts of ethylene polymerization, focusing on the relationships between catalyst structures and their catalytic properties are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Ethylene polymerization of nickel catalysts with α-diimine ligands: factors controlling the structure of active species and polymer properties
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Chemistry and applications of cyanoximes and their metal complexes

During the past three decades, considerable research effort has been dedicated to a new class of organic ligands – cyanoximes – which have the general formula NC–C(NOH)-R, where R is an electron-withdrawing group. In total, 44 different cyanoximes were prepared and characterized thus far.

Graphical abstract: Chemistry and applications of cyanoximes and their metal complexes
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Phosphorus dendrimers functionalised with nitrogen ligands, for catalysis and biology

Phosphorus dendrimers (dendrimers having one phosphorus atom at each branching point) possess versatile properties, depending on the type of their terminal functions.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorus dendrimers functionalised with nitrogen ligands, for catalysis and biology
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Small-molecule activation with iron porphyrins using electrons, photons and protons: some recent advances and future strategies

Substituted tetraphenyl Fe porphyrins are versatile molecular catalysts for the activation of small molecules (such as O2, H+ or CO2), which could lead to renewable energy storage, the direct production of fuels or new catalytic relevant processes.

Graphical abstract: Small-molecule activation with iron porphyrins using electrons, photons and protons: some recent advances and future strategies
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Recent advances in bioinspired proton-coupled electron transfer

Fundamental aspects of PCET continue to attract attention. Understanding this reaction type is desirable for small-molecule activation and solar energy conversion.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in bioinspired proton-coupled electron transfer
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On the preferences of five-membered chelate rings in coordination chemistry: insights from the Cambridge Structural Database and theoretical calculations

We illustrate, combining experimental and theoretical results, that the five-membered chelate ring is able to adapt itself to a great variety of metal ions.

Graphical abstract: On the preferences of five-membered chelate rings in coordination chemistry: insights from the Cambridge Structural Database and theoretical calculations
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Synthesis of organometallic pentalenide complexes

Challenges and opportunities in the synthesis of pentalenide complexes are reviewed from a practical point of view.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of organometallic pentalenide complexes
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Cu(I)–O2 oxidation reactions in a fluorinated all-O-donor ligand environment

This perspective highlights the effects of O-donor fluorinated ligands on Cu–O2 chemistry, with intermediates capable of substrate oxidation reactivity.

Graphical abstract: Cu(i)–O2 oxidation reactions in a fluorinated all-O-donor ligand environment
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Telluraporphyrinoids: an interesting class of core-modified porphyrinoids

This perspective presents a concise overview of the developments in telluraporphyrinoid chemistry since its inception.

Graphical abstract: Telluraporphyrinoids: an interesting class of core-modified porphyrinoids
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End-functional polyolefins for block copolymer synthesis

Block copolymers containing polyolefin (red) and polar (blue) segments may be synthesised via end-functionalised polyolefins from metal-catalysed routes.

Graphical abstract: End-functional polyolefins for block copolymer synthesis
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Ferrocene-appended pharmacophores: an exciting approach for modulating the biological potential of organic scaffolds

The present review article describes the recent developments (2014–18) on the synthesis of ferrocene-based pharmacophores with the specific benefits of introducing/replacing organic pharmacophores with the ferrocene core for desired bioactivities.

Graphical abstract: Ferrocene-appended pharmacophores: an exciting approach for modulating the biological potential of organic scaffolds
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Emerging platinum(IV) prodrugs to combat cisplatin resistance: from isolated cancer cells to tumor microenvironment

In this Perspective, we discuss various types of novel cisplatin-based Pt(IV) complexes including those targeting the tumor microenvironment.

Graphical abstract: Emerging platinum(iv) prodrugs to combat cisplatin resistance: from isolated cancer cells to tumor microenvironment
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In pursuit of advanced materials from single-source precursors based on metal carbonyls

In this perspective, the development of single-source precursors and their relative advantages over multiple source approaches for the synthesis of metal pnictide solid state materials is explored.

Graphical abstract: In pursuit of advanced materials from single-source precursors based on metal carbonyls
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Pandora's box of binary tungsten iodides

More than 20 binary tungsten iodides have been discovered. This was possible due to a new synthesis of W3I12 through halide exchange reaction and by thermal scanning. Depending on the I2 partial pressure compounds can incorporate or release I2. On heating they undergo self-reduction. Some tungsten iodide clusters can be directly transferred into solution.

Graphical abstract: Pandora's box of binary tungsten iodides
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Modulation of the reactivity of nitrogen mustards by metal complexation: approaches to modify their therapeutic properties

Metal complexation of nitrogen mustards shows promise with an ability to control the mustards’ reactivity, perform selective hypoxia activation, overcome resistance, and control GSH deactivation.

Graphical abstract: Modulation of the reactivity of nitrogen mustards by metal complexation: approaches to modify their therapeutic properties
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Kinetics and mechanisms of catalytic water oxidation

This review discusses the kinetics and mechanisms of chemical, electrocatalytic and photocatalytic water oxidation by homogeneous and heterogeneous transition metal catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Kinetics and mechanisms of catalytic water oxidation
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Heterometallic grids: synthetic strategies and recent advances

This article reviews the most up-to-date progress in heterometallic grid-like complexes and highlights the recent work in 3d–4f heterometallic grids, aiming at a better understanding of the self-assembly and magnetic properties of heterometallic grids.

Graphical abstract: Heterometallic grids: synthetic strategies and recent advances
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Near-infrared photothermally activated nanomachines for cancer theragnosis

Near-infrared photothermal-activated nanoagents: a promising platform for accurate diagnosis and efficient cancer eradication.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared photothermally activated nanomachines for cancer theragnosis
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Water-soluble metal nanoclusters: recent advances in molecular-level exploration and biomedical applications

Recent advances of water-soluble metal nanoclusters (MNCs) in designing highly luminescent MNCs, ligand shell engineering, tracking MNC's growth processes, and biomedical applications are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Water-soluble metal nanoclusters: recent advances in molecular-level exploration and biomedical applications
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A critical perspective on rechargeable Al-ion battery technology

Efforts should be devoted to lowering the cost of Al-ion batteries, specifically those of electrolytes and current collectors.

Graphical abstract: A critical perspective on rechargeable Al-ion battery technology
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The surface chemistry of metal–organic frameworks and their applications

Recent highlights in the surface modification of metal–organic frameworks, from new functionalization protocols to visualisation and application, are discussed.

Graphical abstract: The surface chemistry of metal–organic frameworks and their applications
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Multiple activations of CH bonds in arenes and heteroarenes

Re2(CO)8(μ-C6H5)(μ-H) reacts with anthracene four times to yield the quadruply CH activated complex [Re2(CO)8(μ-H)]4(μ-η2-1,2-μ-η2-3,4-μ-η2-5,6-μ-η2-7,8-C14H6).

Graphical abstract: Multiple activations of CH bonds in arenes and heteroarenes
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New frontiers for solid-state NMR across the periodic table: a snapshot of modern techniques and instrumentation

Advances in solid-state NMR spectroscopy which continue to open up the periodic table to further exploration are surveyed.

Graphical abstract: New frontiers for solid-state NMR across the periodic table: a snapshot of modern techniques and instrumentation
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Nucleophilic substitution: a facile strategy for selective B–H functionalization of carboranes

Nucleophilic substitution of cage BH serves as a brand new strategy for straightforward and regioselective cage B–H functionalization of carboranes.

Graphical abstract: Nucleophilic substitution: a facile strategy for selective B–H functionalization of carboranes
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Emerging chemical tools and techniques for tracking biological manganese

This frontier article discusses chemical tools and techniques for tracking and imaging Mn ions in biology.

Graphical abstract: Emerging chemical tools and techniques for tracking biological manganese
From the themed collection: New Talent: Asia-Pacific
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Recent advances in self-assembled amidinium and guanidinium frameworks

Recent advances in amidinium and guanidinium-containing hydrogen-bonded framework materials are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in self-assembled amidinium and guanidinium frameworks
From the themed collection: New Talent: Asia-Pacific
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Near-infrared-emissive metal–organic frameworks

We describe the recent progress in near-infrared-emissive metal–organic frameworks, and especially highlight their appealing applications in bio-imaging, sensing and barcoding.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared-emissive metal–organic frameworks
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Size, shape and interface control in gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts for solar-to-chemical transformations

The activity of gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts can be enhanced through the ingenious control of the size, shape and interface.

Graphical abstract: Size, shape and interface control in gold nanoparticle-based plasmonic photocatalysts for solar-to-chemical transformations
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Coordination-induced structural changes of DNA-based optical and electrochemical sensors for metal ions detection

This article highlights the coordination-induced structural changes of DNA-based optical, electrochemical and optical–electrochemical-combined sensors for metal ions detection.

Graphical abstract: Coordination-induced structural changes of DNA-based optical and electrochemical sensors for metal ions detection
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From corannulene to larger carbon bowls: are they better for multiple metal encapsulation?

The effects of size, charge and symmetry of carbon π-bowls on their supramolecular assembly and metal ion intercalation trends are discussed.

Graphical abstract: From corannulene to larger carbon bowls: are they better for multiple metal encapsulation?
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Metal nanoparticles embedded in AIEE active supramolecular assemblies: robust, green and reusable nanocatalysts

Multi-functional AIEE-active supramolecular assemblies act as nanoreactors for the preparation of different types of metal NPs. The in situ generated metal NPs stabilized by supramolecular assemblies act as nanocatalysts for various organic transformations under thermal/visible light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Metal nanoparticles embedded in AIEE active supramolecular assemblies: robust, green and reusable nanocatalysts
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Heavier pnictogens – treasures for optical electronic and reactivity tuning

We highlight recent advances in organopnictogen chemistry contrasting the properties of lighter and heavier pnictogens.

Graphical abstract: Heavier pnictogens – treasures for optical electronic and reactivity tuning
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On the activation of hypercoordinate iodine(III) compounds for reactions of current interest

Mechanistic insights into different modes of activation of hypercoordinate iodine(III) compounds.

Graphical abstract: On the activation of hypercoordinate iodine(iii) compounds for reactions of current interest
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Real-time monitoring of electrochemical reactions on single nanoparticles by dark-field and Raman microscopy

Dark-field and Raman microscopy to probe the single NP electrochemistry in real time.

Graphical abstract: Real-time monitoring of electrochemical reactions on single nanoparticles by dark-field and Raman microscopy
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Copper hydride clusters in energy storage and conversion

Copper hydride clusters of variable nuclearity are derived from hydrogen and HCOOH as emerging energy storage materials and models.

Graphical abstract: Copper hydride clusters in energy storage and conversion
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Flux crystal growth: a versatile technique to reveal the crystal chemistry of complex uranium oxides

Molten flux crystal growth is a thriving field for the discovery of uranium oxides.

Graphical abstract: Flux crystal growth: a versatile technique to reveal the crystal chemistry of complex uranium oxides
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Open Access Frontier

Recent advances in single molecule magnetism of dysprosium-metallofullerenes

Encapsulation of dysprosium ions in fullerenes results in efficient air stable single molecule magnets, which can be used in preparation of various 1D, 2D, and 3D assemblies.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in single molecule magnetism of dysprosium-metallofullerenes
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Post-synthetic diamine-functionalization of MOF-74 type frameworks for effective carbon dioxide separation

Post-synthetic methods are considered facile and effective for adjusting a material's properties. This frontiers article highlights recent advances in the post-synthetic modifications of MOF-74 type frameworks, whose high-density exposed metal sites are grafted by various diamines, leading to the tuning of CO2 adsorption capabilities.

Graphical abstract: Post-synthetic diamine-functionalization of MOF-74 type frameworks for effective carbon dioxide separation
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Materials for electrochemical ammonia synthesis

Direct electrochemical synthesis of ammonia is proposed as a means of reducing the carbon footprint of the fertiliser industry, as well as providing new opportunities for carbon-free liquid energy storage.

Graphical abstract: Materials for electrochemical ammonia synthesis
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Recent developments in the chemistry of metal oxopolyazides

The recent acomplished syntheses of novel metal oxopolyazides VO(N3)3, NbO(N3)3, NbO(N3)3·2CH3CN, MoO(N3)3, MoO(N3)3·2CH3CN, WO(N3)4, WO(N3)4·CH3CN, MoO2(N3)2, MoO2(N3)2·2CH3CN, WO2(N3)2, WO2(N3)2·2CH3CN and UO2(N3)2·CH3CN by the author is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in the chemistry of metal oxopolyazides
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A revolution of photovoltaics: persistent electricity generation beyond solar irradiation

The integration utilization of solar energy and waste energies by photovoltaics is regarded as a promising solution to resolve energy crisis and environmental pollution problems.

Graphical abstract: A revolution of photovoltaics: persistent electricity generation beyond solar irradiation
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Schiff-base macrocyclic ZnII complexes based upon flexible pendant-armed extended dialdehydes

This Frontier article reviews Schiff-base ZnII macrocycles derived from flexible pendant-armed extended dialdehydes including structure-determining factors in template-directed syntheses, further post-modifications and applications.

Graphical abstract: Schiff-base macrocyclic ZnII complexes based upon flexible pendant-armed extended dialdehydes
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Defect engineering on electrocatalysts for gas-evolving reactions

This review focuses on the recent advance in defect engineering of electro-catalysts for specific electro-catalytic applications.

Graphical abstract: Defect engineering on electrocatalysts for gas-evolving reactions
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This web collection contains the Frontier and Perspective articles published in Dalton Transactions in 2019.

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