Themed collection 2014 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Review Articles
Rational construction of metal–organic frameworks for heterogeneous catalysis
The recently developed strategies on designed synthesis of porous metal–organic framework catalysts and their interesting catalytic properties are summarized in this short review.
Routes to tin chalcogenide materials as thin films or nanoparticles: a potentially important class of semiconductor for sustainable solar energy conversion
A review of synthetic routes to tin chalcogenides and CTZS, promising materials for sustainable photovoltaics.
Visible-light radical reaction designed by Ru- and Ir-based photoredox catalysis
New and easy protocols for radical reactions have been developed.
Liquid phase stepwise growth of surface mounted metal–organic frameworks for exploratory research and development of applications
This review summarized the fundamental properties and applications of MOF films and coatings fabricated by the liquid phase stepwise growth approach.
Metal phosphonate hybrid materials: from densely layered to hierarchically nanoporous structures
Inorganic–organic metal phosphonate hybrid materials with great diversity in structure and properties exhibit application potential in various fields.
New strategies to prepare crystalline chalcogenides
Four new strategies: ionothermal, surfactant-thermal, hydrazine-thermal, and metal Zintl phase usage, have been reviewed.
Hydroxyapatite nanocrystals: colloidal chemistry, assembly and their biological applications
In this review, recent advances in the tunable synthesis, ion doping, assembly and applications of monodisperse HAp nanocrystals are summarized.
N-heterocyclic silylene complexes in catalysis: new frontiers in an emerging field
A review of all existing N-heterocyclic silylene (NHSi) complexes involved in catalysis. Remarkably few examples exist, but already show promise as an emerging new generation of catalysts with the potential to tune catalyst activities and selectivities.
The anion–π interaction: naissance and establishment of a peculiar supramolecular bond
The present review briefly recounts the history, the physical characteristics and some remarkable applications of the anion–π interaction.
Bi- and tri-dentate imino-based iron and cobalt pre-catalysts for ethylene oligo-/polymerization
Iron and cobalt pre-catalysts for ethylene reactivity are reviewed in terms of the influence of the ligand (bi- or tri-dentate) framework on the catalytic performance. Highly linear products ranging from oligomers to high molecular weight polymers result.
About this collection
2014 Review articles published by Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers are collated as below for the benefit of readers.