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Introduction to celebrating recent chemical science in Mexico

Gabriel Merino, María de Jesús Rosales and Alberto Vela introduce the PCCP, Dalton Transactions, New Journal of Chemistry and RSC Advances themed issue on celebrating recent chemical science in Mexico.

Graphical abstract: Introduction to celebrating recent chemical science in Mexico
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Open Access Review Article

Ultrathin permselective membranes: the latent way for efficient gas separation

This review focuses on the application of ultrathin membranes for gas separation, describing the membrane preparation protocols applied. This includes atomic layer deposition, in situ crystal formation, interfacial polymerization and Langmuir–Blodgett technique.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin permselective membranes: the latent way for efficient gas separation
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Communication

Fluorometric detection of iodine by MIL-53(Al)-TDC

Low concentrations of I2 induce severe changes in the luminescence of MIL-53(Al)-TDC. These results postulate fluorescent MIL-53(Al)-TDC as an efficient I2 detector (potentially for radioactive I2), using a simple fluorimetric test.

Graphical abstract: Fluorometric detection of iodine by MIL-53(Al)-TDC
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Letter

Synthesis of 1′-tetrazolylmethyl-spiro[pyrrolidine-3,3′-oxindoles] via two coupled one-pot processes Ugi-azide/Pictet–Spengler and oxidative spiro-rearrangement

Synthesis of bis- and tris-heterocycles via one-pot I-MCR/PS cyclization/further one-pot oxidative spiro-rearrangement.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of 1′-tetrazolylmethyl-spiro[pyrrolidine-3,3′-oxindoles] via two coupled one-pot processes Ugi-azide/Pictet–Spengler and oxidative spiro-rearrangement
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Open Access Paper

Boron Schiff bases derived from α-amino acids as nucleoli/cytoplasm cell-staining fluorescent probes in vitro

Boron Schiff bases derived from amino acids show nucleoli and cytoplasm staining fluorescent probes with good photostability and low cytotoxicity, which make them candidates to be used in medical diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: Boron Schiff bases derived from α-amino acids as nucleoli/cytoplasm cell-staining fluorescent probes in vitro
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Structural effects of alkali-metals on the B12 skeleton

For B12E (E = Li–Cs) clusters, a cage-type and a quasi-planar structure compete to be the global minimum. For B12E2, the competition is between a quasi-planar and a double-ring geometry. Why do some alkali-metals cause such a radical distortion?

Graphical abstract: Structural effects of alkali-metals on the B12 skeleton
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Magnetic porous carbons derived from cobalt(II)-based metal–organic frameworks for the solid-phase extraction of sulfonamides

A highly porous magnetic C/Co-SIM-1 carbon obtained via a simple carbonization process as a promising material for the simultaneous extraction of sulfonamides.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic porous carbons derived from cobalt(ii)-based metal–organic frameworks for the solid-phase extraction of sulfonamides
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Open Access Paper

Consensus virtual screening of dark chemical matter and food chemicals uncover potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease

As part of a global effort to identify drug candidates for the treatment of COVID-19, herein, we report small molecules commercially available selected from a consensus virtual screening strategy.

Graphical abstract: Consensus virtual screening of dark chemical matter and food chemicals uncover potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease
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Zinc(II) and cadmium(II) complexes, [M(iPr2P(X)NC(Y)NC5H102-X,Y)2] (X and Y = O, S), as single source precursors for metal sulfide thin films

Structural, morphological and optical studies of zinc and cadmium sulfide thin films with different contents of phosphorus.

Graphical abstract: Zinc(ii) and cadmium(ii) complexes, [M(iPr2P(X)NC(Y)NC5H10-κ2-X,Y)2] (X and Y = O, S), as single source precursors for metal sulfide thin films
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Analytical magnetostatic model for 2D arrays of interacting magnetic nanowires and nanotubes

Inhibition of the easy axis reorientation transition in nanotubes when the tube wall thickness decreases.

Graphical abstract: Analytical magnetostatic model for 2D arrays of interacting magnetic nanowires and nanotubes
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Chalcogen effects on the primary antioxidant activity of chrysin and quercetin

The effect of chalcogens on the scavenging power of chrysin and quercetin antioxidants against peroxyl radicals has been investigated in lipid and aqueous solutions, using the density functional theory.

Graphical abstract: Chalcogen effects on the primary antioxidant activity of chrysin and quercetin
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Predicting reactive sites with quantum chemical topology: carbonyl additions in multicomponent reactions

The reactivity of an atom within a molecule depends mostly on the way the electron density polarizes reflected in the quadrupole moment of the reactive atom.

Graphical abstract: Predicting reactive sites with quantum chemical topology: carbonyl additions in multicomponent reactions
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Unraveling the effects on lithium-ion cathode performance by cation doping M–Li2CuO2 solid solution samples (M = Mn, Fe and Ni)

Manganese partial substitution reveals a drastic improvement in the electrochemical stability of Li2CuO2 during the charge/discharge processes, this is attributed to the increase in the superexchange interaction between copper sites and manganese.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling the effects on lithium-ion cathode performance by cation doping M–Li2CuO2 solid solution samples (M = Mn, Fe and Ni)
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Fabrication of a multifunctional magnetic-fluorescent material for medical applications

A multifunctional magnetic-luminescent biocompatible composite was fabricated by thermal decomposition and tested for medical applications.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of a multifunctional magnetic-fluorescent material for medical applications
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Open Access Paper

Mechanical response of a surface of increasing hardness covered with a nonuniform polymer brush: a numerical simulation model

The contributions to the force on a deformable surface covered with polymer brushes can be accounted for separately.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical response of a surface of increasing hardness covered with a nonuniform polymer brush: a numerical simulation model
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Understanding the electrochemistry of armchair graphene nanoribbons containing nitrogen and oxygen functional groups: DFT calculations

Results are shown for the band structure, formation energy, band gaps, oxidation and reduction energies, electronic charge deficit, and global hydrophilicity index.

Graphical abstract: Understanding the electrochemistry of armchair graphene nanoribbons containing nitrogen and oxygen functional groups: DFT calculations
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Mechanistic study of carboxylic acid and phosphate ester cleavage by oximate metal complexes surpassing the limiting reactivity of highly basic free oximate anions

A family of oximate complexes of Zn(II) and Cd(II) with esterolytic reactivity surpassing the limiting reactivity of highly basic free oximates has been developed and mechanistically characterized.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic study of carboxylic acid and phosphate ester cleavage by oximate metal complexes surpassing the limiting reactivity of highly basic free oximate anions
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Chemical repair mechanisms of damaged tyrosyl and tryptophanyl residues in proteins by the superoxide radical anion

Even though reaction of the superoxide anion radical/hydroperoxide radical could lead to oxidation of biomolecules, it can repair oxidized tyrosyl and tryptophanyl residues in proteins at diffusion-controlled rates.

Graphical abstract: Chemical repair mechanisms of damaged tyrosyl and tryptophanyl residues in proteins by the superoxide radical anion
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Open Access Paper

Argovit™ silver nanoparticles to fight Huanglongbing disease in Mexican limes (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)

Huanglongbing disease, commonly known as yellow dragon disease, affects citrus crops worldwide with devastating effects in the agro-industrial sector. Finding a cure is a necessity, thus, we propose silver nanoparticles as an alternative treatment for this dreadful disease.

Graphical abstract: Argovit™ silver nanoparticles to fight Huanglongbing disease in Mexican limes (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)
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Hydrogenation and N-alkylation of anilines and imines via transfer hydrogenation with homogeneous nickel compounds

The nickel-catalyzed N-alkylation of a variety of arylamines via transfer hydrogenation in the absence of pressurized hydrogen and basic or acidic additives was achieved in a tandem reaction.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogenation and N-alkylation of anilines and imines via transfer hydrogenation with homogeneous nickel compounds
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Bifunctional silanol-based HBD catalysts for CO2 fixation into cyclic carbonates

Unprecedented silanol-based bifunctional HBD catalysts with tetraalkylammonium units directly incorporated into their structures were prepared from tailor-made silanols and used in the preparation of cyclic carbonates.

Graphical abstract: Bifunctional silanol-based HBD catalysts for CO2 fixation into cyclic carbonates
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Ultranarrow heterojunctions of armchair-graphene nanoribbons as resonant-tunnelling devices

Armchair-graphene nanoribbons heterojunctions are revealed as extremely narrow resonant-tunnelling devices. This is supported by spin-polarized density functional theory calculations combined with the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism.

Graphical abstract: Ultranarrow heterojunctions of armchair-graphene nanoribbons as resonant-tunnelling devices
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A one-dimensional supramolecular chain based on [H2V10O28]4− units decorated with 4-dimethylaminopyridinium ions: an experimental and theoretical characterization

One-dimensional supramolecular structure with [H2V10O28]4− units was synthesized and experimental-theoretical characterized as potential releasing prodrug of the decavanadate ion.

Graphical abstract: A one-dimensional supramolecular chain based on [H2V10O28]4− units decorated with 4-dimethylaminopyridinium ions: an experimental and theoretical characterization
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Effect of the charge state on bare monoicosahedral [Au13]z+ and diphosphine-protected Au13 clusters [Au13(dmpe)5Cl2]z+: structural, electronic and vibrational DFT studies

The effect of charge state of diphosphine-protected Au13 clusters is explained in terms of filling of superatomic energy levels. The 1+ charge state produces a distorted inner Au13 core. The new structure is characterized by means of IR/Raman spectra.

Graphical abstract: Effect of the charge state on bare monoicosahedral [Au13]z+ and diphosphine-protected Au13 clusters [Au13(dmpe)5Cl2]z+: structural, electronic and vibrational DFT studies
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Structural transition induced by compression and stretching of puckered arsenene nanotubes

The stretching and compression effects on puckered arsenene nanotubes (AsNTs) are investigated by using density functional calculations.

Graphical abstract: Structural transition induced by compression and stretching of puckered arsenene nanotubes
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Iridium complexes featuring a tridentate SiPSi ligand: from dimeric to monomeric 14, 16 or 18-electron species

Dimer [Ir{P(o-C6H4CH2SiMe2)2Ph}(μ-Cl)]2 featuring tricoordinate phosphinodisilyl ligands dissociates in solution to the reactive 14 electron monomer [Ir(SiPSi)Cl].

Graphical abstract: Iridium complexes featuring a tridentate SiPSi ligand: from dimeric to monomeric 14, 16 or 18-electron species
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Atomistic simulations of bulk heterojunctions to evaluate the structural and packing properties of new predicted donors in OPVs

Electronic and packing properties exploration of BHJ with new predicted donors can lead to better optimized phases.

Graphical abstract: Atomistic simulations of bulk heterojunctions to evaluate the structural and packing properties of new predicted donors in OPVs
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Flux synthesis of Ba2Li2/3Ti16/3O13 and its photocatalytic performance

Ba2Li2/3Ti16/3O13 was synthesized for the first time by the flux method and evaluated for photocatalytic CO2 reduction.

Graphical abstract: Flux synthesis of Ba2Li2/3Ti16/3O13 and its photocatalytic performance
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CeO2(111) electronic reducibility tuned by ultra-small supported bimetallic Pt–Cu clusters

Controlling Ce4+ to Ce3+ electronic reducibility in a rare-earth binary oxide such as CeO2 has enormous applications in heterogeneous catalysis, where a profound understanding of reactivity and selectivity at the atomic level is yet to be reached.

Graphical abstract: CeO2(111) electronic reducibility tuned by ultra-small supported bimetallic Pt–Cu clusters
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Synthesis and photophysical properties of novel pyrene–metalloporphyrin dendritic systems

Energy transfer studies were performed on a series of new pyrene–metalloporphyrin (Zn, Cu, Mg and Mn) dendritic constructs.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and photophysical properties of novel pyrene–metalloporphyrin dendritic systems
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On the nucleophilic derivatization of 4,7-dibromo-[1,2,5]thiadiazolo[3,4-c]pyridine: basis for biologically interesting species and building blocks for organic materials

Eleven new thiadiazolopyridine-derived building blocks were synthesized through a selective SNAr reaction and the key steps of their reaction mechanism and spectroscopic properties were studied.

Graphical abstract: On the nucleophilic derivatization of 4,7-dibromo-[1,2,5]thiadiazolo[3,4-c]pyridine: basis for biologically interesting species and building blocks for organic materials
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Partition of electronic excitation energies: the IQA/EOM-CCSD method

We put together equation of motion coupled cluster theory and the interacting quantum atoms electronic energy partition to determine how an absorbed photon changes atomic energies as well as covalent and noncovalent interactions within a molecule or molecular cluster.

Graphical abstract: Partition of electronic excitation energies: the IQA/EOM-CCSD method
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Mononuclear complexes of FeII, CoII and CoIII containing imine-based ligands of 8-aminoquinoline and 7-aminoindazole: spin state tuning of FeII complexes in solution

Careful selection of the fused ring heterocycle and aldehyde synthons resulted in the spin state tuning of iron(II) complexes in solution.

Graphical abstract: Mononuclear complexes of FeII, CoII and CoIII containing imine-based ligands of 8-aminoquinoline and 7-aminoindazole: spin state tuning of FeII complexes in solution
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Temperature dependence of anomalous protonic and superprotonic transport properties in mixed salts based on CsH2PO4

The transport properties of mixed salts based on CsH2PO4 are influenced by the interactions among charge carriers.

Graphical abstract: Temperature dependence of anomalous protonic and superprotonic transport properties in mixed salts based on CsH2PO4
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Open Access Paper

Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin-films prepared from selenized nanocrystals ink

For the first time, CZTS ink was formulated using low-temperature heating up synthesis of NCs.

Graphical abstract: Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin-films prepared from selenized nanocrystals ink
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Paving the way towards green catalytic materials for green fuels: impact of chemical species on Mo-based catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation

A series of Mo-based catalysts were synthesized by tuning the sulfidation temperature to produce mixtures of MoO3 and MoS2 as active phases for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of palmitic acid.

Graphical abstract: Paving the way towards green catalytic materials for green fuels: impact of chemical species on Mo-based catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation
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Oxidative amidation of benzaldehyde using a quinone/DMSO system as the oxidizing agent

An efficient transition-metal-based heterogeneous catalyst free procedure for obtaining the oxidative amidation of benzaldehyde using quinones as oxidizing agents in low molar proportions is described here.

Graphical abstract: Oxidative amidation of benzaldehyde using a quinone/DMSO system as the oxidizing agent
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Antidiabetic in vitro and in vivo evaluation of cyclodipeptides isolated from Pseudomonas fluorescens IB-MR-66e

Cyclodipeptides cyclo(L-Pro-L-Leu), 1; cyclo(L-Pro-L-Val), 2; and cyclo (L-Pro-L-Phe), 3 from Pseudomonas fluorescens IB-MR-66e showed α-glucosidase inhibitory activity.

Graphical abstract: Antidiabetic in vitro and in vivo evaluation of cyclodipeptides isolated from Pseudomonas fluorescens IB-MR-66e
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A novel coordination mode of κ1-N-Br-pyridylbenz-(imida, oxa or othia)-zole to Pt(II): synthesis, characterization, electrochemical and structural analysis

Three novel platinum(II) complexes with the general formula [trans-Pt(Br-PyBenz-X)(Cl)2(DMSO)] containing Br-pyridylbenz(imida, oxa or othia)zole derivatives, under an unusual N-κ1-coordination mode were synthesized.

Graphical abstract: A novel coordination mode of κ1-N-Br-pyridylbenz-(imida, oxa or othia)-zole to Pt(ii): synthesis, characterization, electrochemical and structural analysis
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Reactivity patterns for the activation of CO2 and CS2 with alumoxane and aluminum hydrides

Alumoxane and aluminum dihydrides activate CO2 producing unusual inorganic cores while reactions with CS2 produce cyclic alumoxane and aluminum sulfides.

Graphical abstract: Reactivity patterns for the activation of CO2 and CS2 with alumoxane and aluminum hydrides
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Multifunctional phosphoramide-(S)-prolinamide derivatives as efficient organocatalysts in asymmetric aldol and Michael reactions

Knowledge accumulated in the field of organocatalysis led to the design and synthesis of three novel and efficient organocatalysts for the stereoselective aldol and Michael reactions in the presence of water.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional phosphoramide-(S)-prolinamide derivatives as efficient organocatalysts in asymmetric aldol and Michael reactions
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Contribution to the coordination chemistry of transition metal nitroprussides: a cryo-XPS study

The XPS Fe 2p3/2 core-level spectra of sodium hexacyanoferrate(II) and sodium nitroprusside.

Graphical abstract: Contribution to the coordination chemistry of transition metal nitroprussides: a cryo-XPS study
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Treatment of phenol by catalytic wet air oxidation: a comparative study of copper and nickel supported on γ-alumina, ceria and γ-alumina–ceria

Influence of the calcination and reduction treatment effects used to activate catalysts on the global catalytic performance on phenol oxidation over different supports.

Graphical abstract: Treatment of phenol by catalytic wet air oxidation: a comparative study of copper and nickel supported on γ-alumina, ceria and γ-alumina–ceria
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Formation of small clusters of NaCl dihydrate in the gas phase

Sodium chloride dihydrates form cuboid structures in initial stages of nucleation, preserving the NaCl interaction.

Graphical abstract: Formation of small clusters of NaCl dihydrate in the gas phase
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Ab initio calculations and reduced density gradient analyses of the structure and energetics of hydrated calcium fluoride and calcium carbonate

We studied microhydrated calcium fluoride, calcium carbonate and their ions at the MP2/6-311++G** level of theory and found that water–water non-covalent interactions destabilize the solvation shell, and are compensated by cooperative hydrogen bonds.

Graphical abstract: Ab initio calculations and reduced density gradient analyses of the structure and energetics of hydrated calcium fluoride and calcium carbonate
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Hydroxyl-functionalized triazolylidene-based PEPPSI complexes: metallacycle formation effect on the Suzuki coupling reaction

A series of hydroxyl functionalized PEPPSI complexes have been used as highly active catalyts for the Suzuki coupling of aryl chlorides/amides with boronic acids.

Graphical abstract: Hydroxyl-functionalized triazolylidene-based PEPPSI complexes: metallacycle formation effect on the Suzuki coupling reaction
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Symmetric dissociation of the water molecule with truncation energy error. A benchmark study

We use selected CI with truncation energy error to study the symmetric dissociation of H2O with two triple zeta quality bases. In both cases, the difference between CBS energy errors at the equilibrium geometry and dissociation is larger than 10 mH thus chemically accurate NPE values do not guarantee a chemically accurate PES.

Graphical abstract: Symmetric dissociation of the water molecule with truncation energy error. A benchmark study
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P-NIPAM in water–acetone mixtures: experiments and simulations

The lower critical solution temperature (LCST) of poly-N-isopropylacrylamide (p-NIPAM) diminishes when a small volume of acetone is added to the aqueous polymer solution, and then increases for further additions, producing a minimum at a certain acetone concentration.

Graphical abstract: P-NIPAM in water–acetone mixtures: experiments and simulations
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Open Access Paper

Facile synthesis of novel calcium silicate hydrated-nylon 6/66 nanocomposites by solution mixing method

In this work it was possible to synthesize novel CSH-nylon 6/66 nanocomposites using a simple and easy methodology such as the solution mixing method and using green solvents like water, formic acid and ethanol.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of novel calcium silicate hydrated-nylon 6/66 nanocomposites by solution mixing method
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Fullerenemalonates inhibit amyloid beta aggregation, in vitro and in silico evaluation

Synthesis of new non toxic nanomaterials, with high anti-amyloid fibrils formation effect, in vitro and in silico.

Graphical abstract: Fullerenemalonates inhibit amyloid beta aggregation, in vitro and in silico evaluation
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Electronic density distribution of Mn–N bonds by a tuning effect through partial replacement of Mn by Co or Ni in a sodium-rich hexacyanoferrate and its influence on the stability as a cathode for Na-ion batteries

This study evaluates the effect of equimolar substitution of manganese by cobalt or nickel in hexacyanoferrate open frameworks as electrode for Na-ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Electronic density distribution of Mn–N bonds by a tuning effect through partial replacement of Mn by Co or Ni in a sodium-rich hexacyanoferrate and its influence on the stability as a cathode for Na-ion batteries
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Water phase transitions from the perspective of hydrogen-bond network analysis

Analysis of the water phase transitions from the perspective of hydrogen bond networks.

Graphical abstract: Water phase transitions from the perspective of hydrogen-bond network analysis
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Unveiling the role of intra and interatomic interactions in the energetics of reaction schemes: a quantum chemical topology analysis

The interacting quantum atoms method provides an interpretative tool for chemical reaction energies in terms of physically meaningful atomic contributions.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling the role of intra and interatomic interactions in the energetics of reaction schemes: a quantum chemical topology analysis
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Influence of membrane lipid composition on the structure and activity of γ-secretase

Insight into the effect of bilayer lipid composition on the GS structural ensemble and function using multiscale computational modeling approaches.

Graphical abstract: Influence of membrane lipid composition on the structure and activity of γ-secretase
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Chemoenzymatic synthesis of polypeptides in neat 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane solvent

Chemoenzymatic polypeptide synthesis offers several advantages over chemical or other biological routes, however, the use of aqueous-based media suffers from reverse hydrolysis reactions that challenge peptide chain propagation.

Graphical abstract: Chemoenzymatic synthesis of polypeptides in neat 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane solvent
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The bismuth oxyhalide family: thin film synthesis and periodic properties

The complete bismuth oxyhalides were synthesized as thin films. β-Bi2O3 films were transformed into BiOX for X = F, Cl and Br by chemical baths; BiOI was obtained by spraying the solution directly. All BiOX films present photocatalytic activity under simulated sunlight.

Graphical abstract: The bismuth oxyhalide family: thin film synthesis and periodic properties
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Neuroprotective alpha-cleavage of the human prion protein significantly impacts Cu(II) coordination at its His111 site

Alpha-cleavage proteolytic processing of human prion protein significantly impacts its Cu(II) coordination properties at the His111 site.

Graphical abstract: Neuroprotective alpha-cleavage of the human prion protein significantly impacts Cu(ii) coordination at its His111 site
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Size controlled green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Coffea arabica seed extract and their catalytic performance in 4-nitrophenol reduction

Size dependent catalytic activity of AuNPs synthesized at room temperature from Coffea arabica seed extract.

Graphical abstract: Size controlled green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Coffea arabica seed extract and their catalytic performance in 4-nitrophenol reduction
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Different scenarios of dynamic coupling in glassy colloidal mixtures

The composition of mixtures determines the mechanism of glass formation and dynamic coupling of different species.

Graphical abstract: Different scenarios of dynamic coupling in glassy colloidal mixtures
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CO2 adsorption on gas-phase Cu4−xPtx (x = 0–4) clusters: a DFT study

Transition and noble metal clusters have proven to be critical novel materials, potentially offering major advantages over conventional catalysts in a range of value-added catalytic processess such as carbon dioxide transformation to methanol.

Graphical abstract: CO2 adsorption on gas-phase Cu4−xPtx (x = 0–4) clusters: a DFT study
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DNA interactions of non-chelating tinidazole-based coordination compounds and their structural, redox and cytotoxic properties

DNA interactions of novel tinidazole CuII complexes.

Graphical abstract: DNA interactions of non-chelating tinidazole-based coordination compounds and their structural, redox and cytotoxic properties
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Aurophilicity vs. thiophilicity: directing the crystalline supramolecular arrangement in luminescent gold compounds

The fluorination of thiolate ligands is applied as a tool that allows control of the prevalence of thiophilic (Au–S) interactions over the expected aurophilic contacts in luminescent gold compounds.

Graphical abstract: Aurophilicity vs. thiophilicity: directing the crystalline supramolecular arrangement in luminescent gold compounds
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One-step nondestructive functionalization of graphene oxide paper with amines

Solvent-free functionalization of graphene oxide paper with amines is facile, nondestructive, and attractive from economic and environmental points of view.

Graphical abstract: One-step nondestructive functionalization of graphene oxide paper with amines
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Facile reactions of gold(I) complexes with tri(tert-butyl)azadiboriridine

Direct structural evidence for group 11 metal-mediated B–B bond activation from tri(tert-butyl)azadiboriridine (1) and AuCl(L) complexes.

Graphical abstract: Facile reactions of gold(i) complexes with tri(tert-butyl)azadiboriridine
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Ferrocene amphiphilic D–π–A dyes: synthesis, redox behavior and determination of band gaps

We reported the synthesis, optical and redox behavior of six ferrocenyl D–π–A dyes. Optical and electrochemical band gaps were determined and corroborated by TD-DFT calculations. Compounds 4 exhibit the smallest band gap of this series.

Graphical abstract: Ferrocene amphiphilic D–π–A dyes: synthesis, redox behavior and determination of band gaps
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Quercetin spectrofluorometric quantification in aqueous media using different surfactants as fluorescence promoters

Quercetin spectrofluorometric quantification was carried out in aqueous media using micelles of surfactants, namely: CTAB, SDS and TX100 as promoters of quercetin fluorescence and stability.

Graphical abstract: Quercetin spectrofluorometric quantification in aqueous media using different surfactants as fluorescence promoters
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Interfacial properties of the ionic liquid [bmim][triflate] over a wide range of temperatures

Picture of the ionic liquid [bmim][triflate] at the vapor/vacuum interface. The liquid density and surface tension show linear behavior in a wide temperature range. The outer interfacial space shows a zero-surface tension zone.

Graphical abstract: Interfacial properties of the ionic liquid [bmim][triflate] over a wide range of temperatures
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Physicochemical conditions for ZnO films deposited by microwave chemical bath deposition

Physicochemical analysis was carried out to obtain the species distribution diagrams (SDDs) for the deposition of ZnO films as a function of OH ion concentration ([OH]) in the reaction solution.

Graphical abstract: Physicochemical conditions for ZnO films deposited by microwave chemical bath deposition
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Practical mediated-assembly synthesis of silver nanowires using commercial Camellia sinensis extracts and their antibacterial properties

Camellia sinensis is a well-known plant used for health purposes due to its high phenolic compound content and antioxidant properties.

Graphical abstract: Practical mediated-assembly synthesis of silver nanowires using commercial Camellia sinensis extracts and their antibacterial properties
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Stable graphene oxide–gold nanoparticle platforms for biosensing applications

A straightforward, highly reproducible, and clean methodology yielding AuNPs@GO hybrids with excellent chemical, thermal, and electrochemical stabilities for SERS biodetection is reported.

Graphical abstract: Stable graphene oxide–gold nanoparticle platforms for biosensing applications
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About this collection

We are pleased to present a cross-journal collection celebrating recent chemical science in Mexico. Guest edited by Gabriel Merino (Cinvestav), María de Jesús Rosales (Cinvestav) and Alberto Vela (Cinvestav), this collection features articles published in PCCP, Dalton Transactions, RSC Advances and New Journal of Chemistry over the period 2018-2020. 
We hope this Mexico special will be an enjoyable read.

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