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Themed collection The central role of the d-block metals in the periodic table

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Editorial

The central role of the d-block metals in the periodic table

Welcome to this themed issue of Dalton Transactions entitled “The central role of the d-block metals in the periodic table”

Graphical abstract: The central role of the d-block metals in the periodic table
Perspective

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
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

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
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

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
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

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
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

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
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Open Access Perspective

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
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

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
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

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
From the themed collection: 2019 Frontier and Perspective articles
Open Access Communication

Cobalt-based molecular electrocatalysis of nitrile reduction: evolving sustainability beyond hydrogen

Two complexes, designed as hydrogen evolution catalysts, are shown to be the first earth-abundant molecular electrocatalysts for reduction of acetonitrile to ethylamine.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt-based molecular electrocatalysis of nitrile reduction: evolving sustainability beyond hydrogen
Communication

Isolation of chloride- and hydride-bridged tri-iron and -zinc clusters in a tris(β-oxo-δ-diimine) cyclophane ligand

Chloride- and hydride-bridged tri-iron and -zinc clusters decorated with amine protons were successfully isolated in a cage-type ligand.

Graphical abstract: Isolation of chloride- and hydride-bridged tri-iron and -zinc clusters in a tris(β-oxo-δ-diimine) cyclophane ligand
Open Access Communication

Generation of maghemite nanocrystals from iron–sulfur centres

Electron beam induced generation of maghemite nanocrystals from polymer-encapsulated iron–sulfur centres.

Graphical abstract: Generation of maghemite nanocrystals from iron–sulfur centres
Paper

A portable oligonucleotide-based microfluidic device for the detection of VEGF165 in a three-step suspended-droplet mode

We successfully applied a G-quadruplex-based VEGF165 aptasensing platform to a suspended droplet-based portable microfluidic device using a polypropylene-based chip.

Graphical abstract: A portable oligonucleotide-based microfluidic device for the detection of VEGF165 in a three-step suspended-droplet mode
Paper

Improving the efficiency of copper-dye-sensitized solar cells by manipulating the electrolyte solution

The crucial role of tert-butylpyridine and lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide in the performance of sustainable “full-copper” DSSCs.

Graphical abstract: Improving the efficiency of copper-dye-sensitized solar cells by manipulating the electrolyte solution
Paper

Mono, bis, and tris(phosphoramidate) titanium complexes: synthesis, structure, and reactivity investigations

A series of variously substituted phosphoramidate titanium complexes bearing dimethylamido ligands are reported.

Graphical abstract: Mono, bis, and tris(phosphoramidate) titanium complexes: synthesis, structure, and reactivity investigations
Paper

Palladium pincer complexes featuring an unsymmetrical SCN indene-based ligand with a hemilabile pyridine sidearm

Combining thiophosphinoyle and methylpyridine sidearms to endow hemilabile character to indenediide palladium pincer complexes.

Graphical abstract: Palladium pincer complexes featuring an unsymmetrical SCN indene-based ligand with a hemilabile pyridine sidearm
Paper

Influence of geometric isomerism on the binding of platinum anticancer agents with phospholipids

A holistic approach to the molecular mechanism of platinum anti-cancer agents extends DNA interactions to membrane phospholipids relevant to cellular accumulation and delivery.

Graphical abstract: Influence of geometric isomerism on the binding of platinum anticancer agents with phospholipids
Paper

A highly conductive nanostructured PEDOT polymer confined into the mesoporous MIL-100(Fe)

A novel nanostructured conducting polymer@MOF composite has demonstrated an enhanced conductivity and a reversible and cyclable electrochromic switching.

Graphical abstract: A highly conductive nanostructured PEDOT polymer confined into the mesoporous MIL-100(Fe)
Open Access Paper

A d10 Ag(I) amine–borane σ-complex and comparison with a d8 Rh(I) analogue: structures on the η1 to η22 continuum

The bonding in H3B·NMe3 σ-complexes of d8-Rh(I) and d10-Ag(I) show subtle differences, as probed by structural, spectroscopic and computational studies.

Graphical abstract: A d10 Ag(i) amine–borane σ-complex and comparison with a d8 Rh(i) analogue: structures on the η1 to η2:η2 continuum
Paper

Photoluminescent Cu(I) vs. Ag(I) complexes: slowing down emission in Cu(I) complexes by pentacoordinate low-lying excited states

Replacement of copper(I) ions by silver(I) improves the solid-state photoluminescence properties.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescent Cu(i) vs. Ag(i) complexes: slowing down emission in Cu(i) complexes by pentacoordinate low-lying excited states
Paper

Ring size effects in cyclic fluorophosphites: ligands that span the bonding space between phosphites and PF3

From the evidence of the Mo(0), Pt(0) and Rh(I) complexes of cyclic fluorophosphites containing 5- to 8-membered rings, the binding properties depend critically on the ring size.

Graphical abstract: Ring size effects in cyclic fluorophosphites: ligands that span the bonding space between phosphites and PF3
Paper

Bipyridine-based iridium(III) triplet emitters for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs): application and impact of phenyl substitution at the 5′-position of the N-coordinating pyridine ring

Three blue phosphorescent homoleptic iridium(III) complexes based on a bipyridine ligand were synthesized.

Graphical abstract: Bipyridine-based iridium(iii) triplet emitters for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs): application and impact of phenyl substitution at the 5′-position of the N-coordinating pyridine ring
Paper

Coordination design of cadmium ions at the 4-fold axis channel of the apo-ferritin cage

Construction and X-ray structure analysis of Cd(II) binding sites at the 4-fold symmetric hydrophobic channel of apo-ferritin by introduction of Cys residues.

Graphical abstract: Coordination design of cadmium ions at the 4-fold axis channel of the apo-ferritin cage
Paper

Evaluation of dicopper azacryptand complexes in aqueous CuAAC reactions and their tolerance toward biological thiols

The catalytic activity of dicopper azacryptands was evaluated in water and in the presence of biological thiols.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of dicopper azacryptand complexes in aqueous CuAAC reactions and their tolerance toward biological thiols
Paper

Efficient sky-blue OLEDs with extremely low efficiency roll-off based on stable iridium complexes with a bis(diphenylphorothioyl)amide ligand

Two sky-blue Ir(III) complexes, with peaks at 466 and 474 nm, were applied to OLEDs, with a maximum EQE of 19.4% and extremely low efficiency roll-off.

Graphical abstract: Efficient sky-blue OLEDs with extremely low efficiency roll-off based on stable iridium complexes with a bis(diphenylphorothioyl)amide ligand
Paper

Azole-containing cationic bis-cyclometallated iridium(III) isocyanide complexes: a theoretical insight into the emission energy and emission efficiency

Blue-emission of Ir(III) isocyanide complexes was quenched by a metal-centred d–d* triplet state.

Graphical abstract: Azole-containing cationic bis-cyclometallated iridium(iii) isocyanide complexes: a theoretical insight into the emission energy and emission efficiency
Paper

Towards efficient sustainable full-copper dye-sensitized solar cells

Two new heteroleptic copper(I) sensitizers with π-delocalized ancillary ligands for full copper DSSCs.

Graphical abstract: Towards efficient sustainable full-copper dye-sensitized solar cells
Paper

Iridium(III) polypyridine complexes with a disulfide linker as biological sensors and cytotoxic agents

The synthesis, characterization, and photophysical properties of novel iridium(III) polypyridine complexes as thiol-sensing probes and cytotoxic agents are reported.

Graphical abstract: Iridium(iii) polypyridine complexes with a disulfide linker as biological sensors and cytotoxic agents
Paper

Luminescent properties of a 3,5-diphenylpyrazole bridged Pt(II) dimer

We report the synthesis, electrochemistry, photophysics and electroluminescence of a highly luminescent pyrazolate-bridged platinum(II) complex. Light-emitting electrochemical cells (LEECs) of this dimer complex were among the brightest and most efficient LEECs from dinuclear compounds to date.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent properties of a 3,5-diphenylpyrazole bridged Pt(ii) dimer
Paper

Sublimable cationic iridium(III) complexes with large steric hindrance for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes

Highly efficient sublimable cationic iridium(III) complexes with bulky ancillary and major ligands.

Graphical abstract: Sublimable cationic iridium(iii) complexes with large steric hindrance for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes
Paper

Cyclometallation reactions of a three-coordinate cobalt(I) complex bearing a nonsymmetric N-heterocyclic carbene ligand

The reactions of a three-coordinate cobalt(I)–N-heterocyclic carbene complex with different organometallic reagents afford different cyclometallated cobalt–N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

Graphical abstract: Cyclometallation reactions of a three-coordinate cobalt(i) complex bearing a nonsymmetric N-heterocyclic carbene ligand
Paper

Copper potentiates azole antifungal activity in a way that does not involve complex formation

Modulating copper levels in the growth environment influences tolerance of Candida albicans to azole antifungal drugs.

Graphical abstract: Copper potentiates azole antifungal activity in a way that does not involve complex formation
Paper

Oxidation reactions of a nucleophilic palladium carbene: mono and bi-radical carbenes

A series of mono and bi-radical carbenes.

Graphical abstract: Oxidation reactions of a nucleophilic palladium carbene: mono and bi-radical carbenes
Paper

Conjugated, rigidified bibenzimidazole ancillary ligands for enhanced photoluminescence quantum yields of orange/red-emitting iridium(III) complexes

A family of six orange/red-emitting cationic iridium complexes were synthesized and their optoelectronic properties comprehensively characterized.

Graphical abstract: Conjugated, rigidified bibenzimidazole ancillary ligands for enhanced photoluminescence quantum yields of orange/red-emitting iridium(iii) complexes
Paper

Wrinkled two-dimensional ultrathin Cu(II)-porphyrin framework nanosheets hybridized with polypyrrole for flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors

A flexible Cu-TCPP/PPy electrode was fabricated through a direct oxidation polymerization of PPy on a wrinkled 2D Cu-TCPP film.

Graphical abstract: Wrinkled two-dimensional ultrathin Cu(ii)-porphyrin framework nanosheets hybridized with polypyrrole for flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors
Open Access Paper

Rhodium(I) complexes with carborane-substituted P,N ligands: investigations of electronic structure and dynamic behaviour

Two distorted square-planar RhI complexes (1 and 2) were obtained from [{RhCl(η4-cod)}2] and the respective P,N ligands.

Graphical abstract: Rhodium(i) complexes with carborane-substituted P,N ligands: investigations of electronic structure and dynamic behaviour
Paper

First-row early transition metal complexes with a highly sterically demanding triisopropylphenyl amino triphenolate ligand: synthesis and applications

A highly sterically demanding amino triphenolate ligand was successfully synthesized, and early transition metal complexes (Ti, V, Cr, and Mn) supported by the ligand were also obtained and fully characterized.

Graphical abstract: First-row early transition metal complexes with a highly sterically demanding triisopropylphenyl amino triphenolate ligand: synthesis and applications
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Catalytic intramolecular hydroamination of aminoallenes using titanium complexes of chiral, tridentate, dianionic imine-diol ligands

Earth abundant and non-toxic titanium catalysts supported by readily prepared chiral ligands catalyze hydroamination of aminoallenes that lack-protecting groups.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic intramolecular hydroamination of aminoallenes using titanium complexes of chiral, tridentate, dianionic imine-diol ligands
Paper

A molecular noble metal-free system for efficient visible light-driven reduction of CO2 to CO

A new iron complex bearing a pentadentate quinoline–pyridine ligand exhibits excellent photocatalytic activity towards CO2-to-CO conversion using the commercially available organic dye purpurin as the photosensitizer and BIH as the electron donor.

Graphical abstract: A molecular noble metal-free system for efficient visible light-driven reduction of CO2 to CO
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Unveiling reactive metal sites in a Pd pincer MOF: insights into Lewis acid and pore selective catalysis

NOBF4 enables efficient oxidative ligand exchange in a Pd pincer MOF, generating a highly active and recyclable Lewis acid catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling reactive metal sites in a Pd pincer MOF: insights into Lewis acid and pore selective catalysis
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A comparative analysis of hydrosilative amide reduction catalyzed by first-row transition metal (Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni) N-phosphinoamidinate complexes

Screening reveals (PN)Ni(X) pre-catalysts to be effective for the hydrosilative reduction of amides under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: A comparative analysis of hydrosilative amide reduction catalyzed by first-row transition metal (Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni) N-phosphinoamidinate complexes
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Anti-Markovnikov terminal and gem-olefin hydrosilylation using a κ4-diimine nickel catalyst: selectivity for alkene hydrosilylation over ether C–O bond cleavage

The hydrosilylation of terminal alkenes, allyl ethers, and gem-olefins has been demonstrated using (Ph2PPrDI)Ni between 25 and 70 °C.

Graphical abstract: Anti-Markovnikov terminal and gem-olefin hydrosilylation using a κ4-diimine nickel catalyst: selectivity for alkene hydrosilylation over ether C–O bond cleavage
Open Access Paper

Phosphane tuning in heteroleptic [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ complexes for light-emitting electrochemical cells

The effects on photo-and electroluminescent properties of structurally modifying the bisphosphane in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ complexes (N^N = bpy, 6-Mebpy, 6,6′-Me2bpy) are described.

Graphical abstract: Phosphane tuning in heteroleptic [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ complexes for light-emitting electrochemical cells
Open Access Correction

Correction: Iridium(III) polypyridine complexes with a disulfide linker as biological sensors and cytotoxic agents

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About this collection

This special issue of Dalton Transactions focuses on the inorganic chemistry of the transition metals, in celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table. Guest edited by Catherine Housecroft (University of Basel), Christine Thomas (The Ohio State University), and Mi Hee Lim (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)),  this collection of reports and perspectives highlights the important role that d-block metals play in sustainable energy, catalysis, diagnostics and medicine, and chemical education.

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