Themed collection 2015 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles
CO2 and ambient air in metal–oxygen batteries: steps towards reality
Studies on involving CO2 and ambient air in cathode gas bring the potential of a real rechargeable high-energy metal–air battery.
Compound Q is finally deciphered
The elusive compound Q in methane monooxygenase has been characterised and firmly established as a diamond-core bis-μ-oxo FeIV FeIV cluster.
Heteroatom-doped carbons: synthesis, chemistry and application in lithium/sulphur batteries
Heteroatom-doped carbons (heteroatom = O, S, N or their mixtures) have exceptional ability in chemically adsorbing sulphur species and have important applications in lithium/sulphur batteries. This review highlights the synthesis and chemistry of these materials and discusses their applications and mechanisms in sulphur sequestration.
Crystal facet tailoring arts in perovskite oxides
This review highlights various facet tailoring arts in perovskite structure oxides.
Glimpses of the modification of perovskite with graphene-analogous materials in photocatalytic applications
This review highlights the recent trends in the modification of perovskite with graphene-analogous materials towards H2 production and pollutant degradation.
Nanoscopic molecular magnets
This review highlights fundamental concepts and synthetic strategies of SMMs and selected examples of 3d, 4f, 5f and mixed 3d–4f, 4d–5d and 3d–5f based SMMs are discussed.
Sorption of radionuclides from aqueous systems onto graphene oxide-based materials: a review
Graphene oxide-based nanomaterials are suitable materials for the preconcentration of radionuclides and heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions in environmental pollution cleanup.
Transforming metal–organic frameworks into functional materials
Transformation of metal–organic frameworks as a way to improve properties and design better materials is reported.
Graphene and graphene oxide: advanced membranes for gas separation and water purification
Advanced membrane systems with excellent permeance are important for controllable separation processes, such as gas separation and water purification.
Topology analysis of metal–organic frameworks based on metal–organic polyhedra as secondary or tertiary building units
MOFs of complicated topologies can be analyzed as networks having simple underlying topologies when the MOPs are considered as TBUs.
Organic–inorganic halide perovskite based solar cells – revolutionary progress in photovoltaics
This review outlines the latest progress in perovskite-based solar cells, including device achievements and underlying insights and mechanisms of the perovskite materials.
From solid-state metal alkoxides to nanostructured oxides: a precursor-directed synthetic route to functional inorganic nanomaterials
This review summarizes the construction of nanostructured solid-state metal alkoxides and their conversion into functional inorganic nanomaterials.
Designing the syntheses and photophysical simulations of noncentrosymmetric compounds
The designs of NCS compounds based on the normal development of NCS chromophores are presented and NLO properties are investigated.
Magnetic clusters based on octacyanidometallates
A complete review of all known octacyanide-based clusters with an extensive discussion of their structures, magnetic properties and multifunctionality.
Functionalization of cyclometalated iridium(III) polypyridine complexes for the design of intracellular sensors, organelle-targeting imaging reagents, and metallodrugs
We summarize the biological applications of selected organometallic iridium(III) complexes as intracellular sensors, organelle-targeting imaging reagents, and metallodrugs.
Towards multicomponent MOFs via solvent-free synthesis under conventional oven and microwave assisted heating
Solvent-free synthesis under conventional oven and microwave assisted heating to provide multicomponent MOFs.
Tailoring functionality through synthetic strategy in heterolanthanide assemblies
Three classes of heterolanthanide assemblies, multi-dimensional frameworks (A), discrete polynuclear molecules (B) and preformed coordinated units connected by a linker (C), are discussed. Potential functionalities arising from the distance-dependent coexistence or interplay of the physical properties are pointed out.
Tailoring magnetic properties of molecular materials through non-covalent interactions
This Chemistry Frontier highlights how supramolecular non-covalent interactions can be employed as effective tools in tailoring the magnetic properties of crystalline functional molecular materials.
About this collection
Review-type articles published by Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2015 are collated as below for the benefit of readers.