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Themed collection 2019 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers HOT articles

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A novel multifunction photochromic metal–organic framework for rapid ultraviolet light detection, amine-selective sensing and inkless and erasable prints

The system shows efficient and fast low intensity ultraviolet light detection, amine-selective sensing and also be used as inkless and erasable print.

Graphical abstract: A novel multifunction photochromic metal–organic framework for rapid ultraviolet light detection, amine-selective sensing and inkless and erasable prints
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Characterization and high piezoelectric performance of Pb(Fe1/2Nb1/2)O3–Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)O3–PbTiO3 ternary ceramics

The flexible lattice parameters and the lattice strain of an electric-field-induced monoclinic phase at the MPB composition of 0.84PFN–0.07PIN–0.09PT.

Graphical abstract: Characterization and high piezoelectric performance of Pb(Fe1/2Nb1/2)O3–Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)O3–PbTiO3 ternary ceramics
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A new cluster-based chalcogenide zeolite analogue with a large inter-cluster bridging angle

A new cluster-based chalcogenide zeolite analogue with a large inter-cluster bridging angle.

Graphical abstract: A new cluster-based chalcogenide zeolite analogue with a large inter-cluster bridging angle
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In situ formation of porous LiCuVO4/LiVO3/C nanotubes as a high-capacity anode material for lithium ion batteries

LiCuVO4/LiVO3/C porous nanotubes were fabricated by an efficient electrospinning method with subsequent calcination and exhibit excellent electrochemical performance as an anode material for lithium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: In situ formation of porous LiCuVO4/LiVO3/C nanotubes as a high-capacity anode material for lithium ion batteries
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Defective crystalline molybdenum phosphides as bifunctional catalysts for hydrogen evolution and hydrazine oxidation reactions during water splitting

Defect-rich crystalline molybdenum phosphide nanoparticles anchored on reduced graphene oxide serve as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for both hydrogen evolution and hydrazine oxidation reactions.

Graphical abstract: Defective crystalline molybdenum phosphides as bifunctional catalysts for hydrogen evolution and hydrazine oxidation reactions during water splitting
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An Fe2O3 nanoparticle-reduced graphene oxide composite for ambient electrocatalytic N2 reduction to NH3

Fe2O3-rGO behaves as an Earth-abundant NRR electrocatalyst for conversion of N2 to NH3 in 0.5 M LiClO4, achieving a large NH3 yield of 22.13 μg h−1 mg−1cat and a high faradaic efficiency of 5.89%.

Graphical abstract: An Fe2O3 nanoparticle-reduced graphene oxide composite for ambient electrocatalytic N2 reduction to NH3
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Sn nanocrystals embedded in porous TiO2/C with improved capacity for sodium-ion batteries

A cylinder-like Sn/TiO2/C composite was prepared by carbonization and exhibited improved specific capacity in SIBs due to the combination of a porous TiO2/C structure and Sn nanocrystals.

Graphical abstract: Sn nanocrystals embedded in porous TiO2/C with improved capacity for sodium-ion batteries
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Nanostructured morphology control and phase transition of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks as an ultra-high performance adsorbent for water purification

By adjusting the methanol/water ratio to control the phases and morphologies, ZIFs showed enhanced performance for heavy metal adsorption.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured morphology control and phase transition of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks as an ultra-high performance adsorbent for water purification
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Intrinsic zero thermal expansion in cube cyanurate K6Cd3(C3N3O3)4

The novel cubic cyanurate K6Cd3(C3N3O3)4 exhibits zero thermal expansion behavior with a very low thermal expansion coefficient of 0.06 MK−1 in a broad temperature range from 10 to 130 K.

Graphical abstract: Intrinsic zero thermal expansion in cube cyanurate K6Cd3(C3N3O3)4
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Hollow multi-shell structured SnO2 with enhanced performance for ultraviolet photodetectors

Hollow multi-shell structured (HoMS) SnO2 was utilized as an active material to enhance ultraviolet photodetector performance.

Graphical abstract: Hollow multi-shell structured SnO2 with enhanced performance for ultraviolet photodetectors
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A study of crack formation and propagation in LaZrCeO/YSZ thermal barrier coatings at different temperatures

Cr diffusion plays an important role in phase change and crack formation and propagation.

Graphical abstract: A study of crack formation and propagation in LaZrCeO/YSZ thermal barrier coatings at different temperatures
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Near-zero thermal expansion coordinated with geometric flexibility and π⋯π interaction in anisotropic [Zn8(SiO4)(m-BDC)6]n

A MOF material with intrinsic volumetric near-ZTE over a wide temperature range has been reported. The near-ZTE behavior derives from the synergistic effect of geometric deformation and π⋯π interaction.

Graphical abstract: Near-zero thermal expansion coordinated with geometric flexibility and π⋯π interaction in anisotropic [Zn8(SiO4)(m-BDC)6]n
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A Li–urine battery based on organic/aqueous hybrid electrolytes

Urea/urine as a renewable energy source is attracting extensive attention, which represents a promising prospect toward ensuring a clean environment and energy utilization.

Graphical abstract: A Li–urine battery based on organic/aqueous hybrid electrolytes
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Engineering Cu2O/Cu@CoO hierarchical nanospheres: synergetic effect of fast charge transfer cores and active shells for enhanced oxygen evolution reaction

An OER catalyst that has a high conductivity Cu2O/Cu core and a strong bonding interface with the active CoO shell was constructed.

Graphical abstract: Engineering Cu2O/Cu@CoO hierarchical nanospheres: synergetic effect of fast charge transfer cores and active shells for enhanced oxygen evolution reaction
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Design of three-dimensional hierarchical TiO2/SrTiO3 heterostructures towards selective CO2 photoreduction

3D hierarchical TiO2/SrTiO3 spheres have been constructed by sequential templating approach and exhibit superb photocatalytic activity and remarkable selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Design of three-dimensional hierarchical TiO2/SrTiO3 heterostructures towards selective CO2 photoreduction
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Decorating WSe2 nanosheets with ultrafine Ru nanoparticles for boosting electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution in alkaline electrolytes

Ultrafine Ru nanoparticle decorated WSe2 nanosheets have been synthesized through a colloidal synthetic approach, which exhibit superior hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) performance in alkaline media due to the interfacial synergy effect.

Graphical abstract: Decorating WSe2 nanosheets with ultrafine Ru nanoparticles for boosting electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution in alkaline electrolytes
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Highly enhanced thermoelectric properties of nanostructured Bi2S3 bulk materials via carrier modification and multi-scale phonon scattering

Low lattice thermal conductivity for LaCl3-doped samples is obtained via a multiscale structure and strong scattering by point defects, dislocations and grain boundaries.

Graphical abstract: Highly enhanced thermoelectric properties of nanostructured Bi2S3 bulk materials via carrier modification and multi-scale phonon scattering
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Facile and scalable preparation of 3D SnO2/holey graphene composite frameworks for stable lithium storage at a high mass loading level

A binder-free 3D SnO2/holey graphene composite framework electrode with high mass loading shows superior Li+ storage performance.

Graphical abstract: Facile and scalable preparation of 3D SnO2/holey graphene composite frameworks for stable lithium storage at a high mass loading level
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Selective edge etching to improve the rate capability of Prussian blue analogues for sodium ion batteries

Prussian blue analogues prefer to be etched along the edge in HCl solution, resulting in much enhanced ionic diffusions and thus rate capability.

Graphical abstract: Selective edge etching to improve the rate capability of Prussian blue analogues for sodium ion batteries
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In situ nitroso formation induced structural diversity of uranyl coordination polymers

This work presents three possible pathways that could exist in the in situ reaction system. Structural analysis of these compounds revealed that the introduction of nitroso group exerted significant influences on the conformations of ligands, skeletons and 3D structures.

Graphical abstract: In situ nitroso formation induced structural diversity of uranyl coordination polymers
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MoS2-modified graphite felt as a high performance electrode material for zinc–polyiodide redox flow batteries

MoS2 nanoplates were in situ grafted onto graphite felt to enable high performance zinc–polyiodine redox flow batteries.

Graphical abstract: MoS2-modified graphite felt as a high performance electrode material for zinc–polyiodide redox flow batteries
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Metal chelate induced in situ wrapping of Ni3S2 nanoparticles into N, S-codoped carbon networks for highly efficient sodium storage

Metal-dithiooxamide chelate derived Ni3S2 nanoparticles wrapped in N, S codoped carbon networks exhibit excellent sodium storage performance.

Graphical abstract: Metal chelate induced in situ wrapping of Ni3S2 nanoparticles into N, S-codoped carbon networks for highly efficient sodium storage
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