Themed collection 2016 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles
Structure determination of modulated structures by powder X-ray diffraction and electron diffraction
The combination of PXRD and ED is applied to determine modulated structures which resist solution by more conventional methods.
New way to multi-shelled hollow spheres for robust battery electrode
The new synthesis approach towards multi-shelled hollow microspheres based on an anion adsorption mechanism is highlighted.
A new sodium storage mechanism of TiO2 for sodium ion batteries
This article highlights a recent report on a new sodium storage mechanism of TiO2 for sodium ion batteries by Passerini's group.
Coordination frameworks containing compounds as catalysts
This article describes a collection of MOF containing compounds as catalysts in a diverse range of organic transformation reactions.
G-quadruplex DNA targeted metal complexes acting as potential anticancer drugs
This review summarizes the recent development of G4 DNA targeted metal complexes and discusses their potential as anticancer drugs.
The construction, structures, and functions of pillared layer metal–organic frameworks
Pillared layer metal–organic frameworks (PL-MOFs), belonging to one representative of porous materials, have witnessed major advances in the past few years.
Transforming inorganic layered montmorillonite into inorganic–organic hybrid materials for various applications: a brief overview
The effects of various reaction parameters on the synthesis of silylated montmorillonites and several applications of these inorganic–organic layered materials are briefly overviewed in this review.
2p–3d–4f hetero-tri-spin molecule-based magnetic compounds
The most up-to-date advances in the design and synthesis of molecular magnetic materials by means of a 2p–3d–4f strategy are reviewed.
Challenges and recent advances in MOF–polymer composite membranes for gas separation
This review summarizes the recent progress in the fabrication of MOF-polymer membranes including the challenges, difficulties and corresponding solutions.
Recent developments in the catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 to formic acid/formate using heterogeneous catalysts
This review highlights the recent trends in the heterogeneous hydrogenation of CO2 to formic acid/formate.
Recent advances in iron-catalysed cross coupling reactions and their mechanistic underpinning
Advances in iron-catalysed cross coupling from 2010–2015 are critically reviewed.
Recent developments of iron pincer complexes for catalytic applications
Iron pincer complexes exhibit excellent activity in homogeneous catalysis.
Coherence and organisation in lanthanoid complexes: from single ion magnets to spin qubits
Molecular magnetism is reaching a degree of development that will allow for the rational design of sophisticated systems.
Rational design of semiconductor-based photocatalysts for advanced photocatalytic hydrogen production: the case of cadmium chalcogenides
This review summarizes the recent advances in developing CdX (X = S, Se, Te)-based photocatalyst systems for photocatalytic hydrogen production from water.
Two-dimensional layered nanomaterials for gas-sensing applications
In this critical review, we mainly focus on the current developments of gas sensors based on typical 2D layered nanomaterials, including graphene, MoS2, MoSe2, WS2, SnS2, VS2, black phosphorus (BP), h-BN, and g-C3N4.
Intercalation in two-dimensional transition metal chalcogenides
We review various exfoliation methods and extensive tuning of chemical and physical properties for 2D layered nanomaterials based on intercalation chemistry.
An overview of the modification of g-C3N4 with high carbon containing materials for photocatalytic applications
This review highlights the recent trends in modifying g-C3N4 with high carbon containing materials for H2 production and pollutant degradation.
About this collection
Review-type articles published by Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016 are collated as below for the benefit of readers.