Themed collection NJC Emerging Investigators
The versatile roles of neutral donor ligands in tuning catalyst performance for the ring-opening polymerization of cyclic esters
The use of neutral donor ligands is an effective strategy to modify catalyst structure and performance in the synthesis of sustainable polymers through the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters.
Interface engineering and integration of two-dimensional polymeric and inorganic materials for advanced hybrid structures
Recent progress and future directions in the creation of hybrid structures based on 2D polymers and inorganic 2D materials are discussed.
Electrochemical aptasensors for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma-related biomarkers
Recent progress in electrochemical aptasensors for the detection of HCC-related biomarkers, including cancer cells, proteins, cell-derived exosomes, and nucleic acids, is reviewed.
Protein aggregation detection with fluorescent macromolecular and nanostructured probes: challenges and opportunities
Nanoprobes based on various nanomaterials, polymers or AIEgens are overcoming previous limitations for diagnosis and therapy of early-stage protein aggregation.
Transition metal-catalyzed C–H functionalizations of indoles
This review summarises a wide range of transformations on the indole skeleton, including arylation, alkenylation, alkynylation, acylation, nitration, borylation, and amidation, using transition-metal catalyzed C–H functionalization as the key step.
Recent quinone diazide based transformations via metal–carbene formation
Recent advancements in versatile synthetic transformations using quinone diazide based metal carbenes have been summarized.
Chromo-fluorogenic sensing using vitamin B6 cofactors and their derivatives: a review
A comprehensive review of chromo-fluorogenic sensors developed using vitamin B6 cofactors as the analyte recognition unit.
Sizing up (K1−xNax)NbO3 films: a review of synthesis routes, properties & applications
This review discusses (K,Na)NbO3 thin films, with a focus on synthesis, chemically modifying properties, plus piezoelectric and biomedical KNN devices.
Current status and future trends of vaccine development against viral infection and disease
This paper focuses on the classification and representative studies of viral vaccines and future directions of vaccine design.
Preparation and application of solvent-free liquid proteins with enhanced thermal and anhydrous stabilities
This perspective details a robust chemical modification strategy to protect proteins from temperature, aggregation, and non-aqueous environments.
Transition metal-mediated dinitrogen functionalisation with boron
An overview of the available methods to functionalize dinitrogen with boron reagents using transition metal complexes is given.
Shell isolated nanoparticle enhanced Raman spectroscopy for renewable energy electrocatalysis
This review covers the use of shell isolated nanoparticle enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SHINERS) to investigate heterogeneous electrocatalytic processes.
An evaluation of palladium-based catalysts for the base-free borylation of alkenyl carboxylates
Palladium catalysis can achieve the base-free borylation of alkenyl carboxylates, enabling direct access to functionalized enones and heterocycles.
Efficient and reproducible synthesis of an Fmoc-protected Tn antigen
Glycoconjugate ready for solid-phase-peptide synthesis is scalably accessible using a palladium-mediated glycosylation.
Azido-perylenediimide: a versatile building block for CuAAC reactions and an alternative precursor for N-annulation
Azido-perylenediimide readily transforms into N-annulated derivatives when exposed to light, and can be clicked in the dark.
Positive thermal expansion facilitates the formation of argentophilic forces following an order–disorder phase transition
Variable-temperature studies of the 0D silver-based complex [Ag2(CF3SO3)2(4-SB)4] reveal formation of argentophilic forces upon warming due to a phase transition.
Ru nanoparticles supported on alginate-derived graphene as hybrid electrodes for the hydrogen evolution reaction
Ultra-small Ru NPs grown on biomass-derived bare/P-doped graphene supports yield efficient and durable electrocatalytic H2 production from water.
Graphene quantum dots as nanosensor for rapid and label-free dual detection of Cu2+ and tiopronin by means of fluorescence “on–off–on” switching: mechanism and molecular logic gate
(A) Schematic diagram of the interaction and dual detection of Cu2+ and MPG by means of fluorescence “on–off–on” switching. (B) Molecular logic gate and truth table constructed based on Cu2+ and MPG as inputs and emission signal as output.
Low-temperature-synthesized Mn-doped Bi2Fe4O9 as an efficient electrode material for supercapacitor applications
Manganese-doped Bi2Fe4O9, a new material synthesized at a low temperature with a micro-rectangular-shaped particles, is used for supercapacitor applications.
Biorenewable carbon-supported Ru catalyst for N-alkylation of amines with alcohols and selective hydrogenation of nitroarenes
A renewable carbon-supported Ru catalyst (Ru/PNC-700) facilely prepared via simple impregnation followed by the pyrolysis process for N-alkylation of anilines with benzyl alcohol and chemoselective hydrogenation of nitroarenes.
Electronic and assembly properties of a water-soluble blue naphthalene diimide
Herein we report on the synthesis and characterisation of a water soluble deep blue naphthalene diimide, (iPrNH)2NDI–V.
Dansyl–NA3 conjugates for glycoprotein detection through fluorescent tagging and native gel electrophoresis
An aldehyde-reactive fluorophore has been prepared that can afford the fluorescent detection of serum glycoproteins by native gel electrophoresis.
Expanding the NMR toolkit for biological solids: oxygen-17 enriched Fmoc-amino acids
We report the solid-state 17O NMR parameters for five previously uncharacterized N-α-fluoren-9-yl-methoxycarbonyl-O-t-butyl (Fmoc) protected amino acids.
Development of manganese dioxide-based nanoprobes for fluorescence detection and imaging of glutathione
A manganese dioxide-based nanoprobe is developed for fluorescence detection and imaging of glutathione (GSH) in yeast cells and onion tissues.
Achiral and chiral NNN-pincer nickel complexes with oxazolinyl backbones: application in transfer hydrogenation of ketones
NNN-based achiral and chiral (oxazolinyl)amido-pincer nickel complexes are developed and employed for the catalytic transfer hydrogenation of ketones.
Development of low bandgap polymers for red and near-infrared fullerene-free organic photodetectors
Two low bandgap donor polymers, PDTPTT and PCPDTTT, were synthesized and their photodetecting properties were investigated under a 680 nm red LED.
Dual modulation sites for a reversible fluorescent probe for GSH over Cys/Hcy
An abnormal concentration of glutathione (GSH) is a health-associated risk factor, and it is an important signal for diseases such as Parkinson's disease, liver injury and cancer.
A new 2D lanthanum based microporous MOF for efficient synthesis of cyclic carbonates through CO2 fixation
We report a new microporous La-MOF La-5-SIP-MOF through solvothermal reaction and it showed high catalytic activity for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides via the CO2 fixation reaction at room temperature.
Synthesis, characterization and use of a POSS-arylamine based push–pull octamer
This article reports on the synthesis and first use of a POSS-arylamine based push–pull octamer as molecular donor in organic solar cells.
Sponge-like NaFe2PO4(SO4)2@rGO as a high-performance cathode material for sodium-ion batteries
Sponge-like NaFe2PO4(SO4)2@reduced graphene oxide composite is prepared as cathode material for sodium-ion batteries. The corresponding full cells matched with hard carbon anode exhibit favorable rate and cyclic performance.
Ce ion surface-modified TiO2 aerogel powders: a comprehensive study of their excellent photocatalytic efficiency in organic pollutant removal
The surface modification of TiO2 aerogel powders by cerium ions has led to enhanced photoinduced properties.
Time-resolved SANS reveals pore-forming peptides cause rapid lipid reorganization
Time-resolved SANS showed alamethicin and melittin promote DMPC lipid vesicle mixing and perturb DMPC kinetics in similar ways.
About this collection
This is the inaugural New Journal of Chemistry Emerging Investigators themed web collection. As an international and interdisciplinary chemistry journal, this collection will feature researchers from across the world, working in all fields of chemistry, and ultimately aims to reflect the strength and vitality of the discipline in the 21st century.