Themed collection 2019 Focus and Perspective articles
Recent advances in copper-based zeolite catalysts with low-temperature activity for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx with hydrocarbons
This paper highlights the design strategies of the copper-based zeolite catalysts with excellent catalytic activity at low temperature for HC-SCR.
The direct C–H alkenylation of quinoline N-oxides as a suitable strategy for the synthesis of promising antiparasitic drugs
This review highlights the direct C–H alkenylation of quinoline N-oxides covering the metal-free and transition-metal catalysed protocols, and the regioselectivity during the synthesis of antiparasitic drugs based on quinoline scaffold.
Heterocyclic anthrazoline derivatives: a critical review
The anthrazolinic core is an important building block for several applications, especially those depending on the effect of light.
Design, complexing and catalytic properties of phosphorus thiazoles and benzothiazoles: a concise overview
Playing with the versatile reactivity of thiazole and phosphorus derivatives leads to active ligands and complexes in catalysis.
Green synthesis of metal oxide nanostructures using naturally occurring compounds for energy, environmental, and bio-related applications
This review summarizes the synthesis and functional applications of metal oxide nanostructures synthesized using plant-derived phytochemicals for energy, environmental, and biomedical applications.
Quantification of noncovalent interactions – promises and problems
Quantification of noncovalent interactions is the key for the understanding of binding mechanisms, of biological systems, for the design of drugs, their delivery and for the design of receptors for separations, sensors, actuators, or smart materials.
Advances in the regulation of bipyridine derivatives on two-dimensional (2D) supramolecular nanostructures
In this review, we discuss a series of two-dimensional (2D) supramolecular nanostructures prepared on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) by STM.
Ring opening reactions of heterocycles with selenium and tellurium nucleophiles
An overview of the preparation and synthetic potentialities of functionalized organoselenium and organotellurium compounds is presented.
2-Azaanthracenes: a chronology of synthetic approaches and bright prospects for practical applications
This review aims to summarize the common synthetic approaches towards 2-azaanthracenes in chronological order, as well as systematize information on the areas of application of 2-azaanthracenes.
Pyridyl and pyrimidyl chalcogenolates of coinage metals and their utility as molecular precursors for the preparation of metal chalcogenides
Synthesis of and metallophilic interactions in N-heterocyclic chalcogenolates of coinage metals have been described and their utility as molecular precursors for binary and ternary chalcogenide materials has been demonstrated.
1,4-Anhydro-4-seleno-D-talitol (SeTal): a remarkable selenium-containing therapeutic molecule
1,4-Anhydro-4-seleno-D-talitol is an exceptional selenium-containing small molecule with significant therapeutic potential; its beneficial actions firmly establish a new therapeutic paradigm in which selenium plays a central role.
Recent advances in chemistry of phthalocyanines bearing electron-withdrawing halogen, nitro and N-substituted imide functional groups and prospects for their practical application
Herein, we present an overview of the approaches for the synthesis of phthalocyanines bearing electron-withdrawing halogen-, nitro- and N-substituted imide functional groups in different positions of the phthalocyanine macrocycle.
Photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy in the second near-infrared window
This review summarizes the recent progress of PA imaging and PTT agents in the second NIR window.
Organoselenium small molecules as catalysts for the oxidative functionalization of organic molecules
This perspective highlights the critical analysis of the challenges, in the past decade, which led to the development of organoselenium compounds and their use as versatile catalysts in organic synthesis towards the oxidation of olefins and C–H bonds. Furthermore, the emphasis here differs from previous reviews of the field by classifying the various types of catalyses and the diverse strategies.
Dendrimers for pulmonary delivery: current perspectives and future challenges
Dendrimers and dendrimer-based delivery systems are potential biomedicines in the rapidly growing field of nanomedicine.
Engineering nanomaterials for water and wastewater treatment: review of classifications, properties and applications
Based on their characteristics and applicability, a new category of NMs is proposed for water and wastewater treatment.
Development of cerium-based catalysts for selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides: a review
Nitrogen oxides (NOX) are major pollutants of the atmosphere, and selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides using ammonia as a reductant (NH3-SCR) is an effective method to remove nitrogen oxides.
Recent advances in iminyl radical-mediated catalytic cyclizations and ring-opening reactions
Iminyl radicals have emerged as versatile synthons for N-heterocycle constructions and ring-opening reactions.
Graphene oxide/nanometal composite membranes for nanofiltration: synthesis, mass transport mechanism, and applications
We reviewed the recent developments in graphene-based composite membranes and discussed their challenges in this paper.
Progress in self-assembly of TTF derivatives at HOPG interface
Self-assembled structures of TTF derivatives can be observed according to different substituents.
Life sensors: current advances in oxygen sensing by lanthanide complexes
Oxygen is essential for life. Inspired by the importance of oxygen, we present this critical and current review on lanthanide-based oxygen sensors.
Exploiting pollen and sporopollenin for the sustainable production of microstructures
Pollen grains can be easily processed in order to obtain versatile and sustainable microcapsules.
Borane phosphonate DNA: a versatile unnatural internucleotide linkage
Borane phosphonate DNA is a promising molecule for biological applications as well as post-synthesis DNA modification, including DNA functionalization.
About this collection
The web collection is comprised of the Focus and Perspective articles published in New Journal of Chemistry in 2019.