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Themed collection 2015 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles

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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.

Graphical abstract: CO2 and ambient air in metal–oxygen batteries: steps towards reality
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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.

Graphical abstract: Compound Q is finally deciphered
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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.

Graphical abstract: Heteroatom-doped carbons: synthesis, chemistry and application in lithium/sulphur batteries
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Crystal facet tailoring arts in perovskite oxides

This review highlights various facet tailoring arts in perovskite structure oxides.

Graphical abstract: Crystal facet tailoring arts in perovskite oxides
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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.

Graphical abstract: Glimpses of the modification of perovskite with graphene-analogous materials in photocatalytic applications
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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.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscopic molecular magnets
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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.

Graphical abstract: Sorption of radionuclides from aqueous systems onto graphene oxide-based materials: a review
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Transforming metal–organic frameworks into functional materials

Transformation of metal–organic frameworks as a way to improve properties and design better materials is reported.

Graphical abstract: Transforming metal–organic frameworks into functional materials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Graphene and graphene oxide: advanced membranes for gas separation and water purification
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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.

Graphical abstract: Topology analysis of metal–organic frameworks based on metal–organic polyhedra as secondary or tertiary building units
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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.

Graphical abstract: Organic–inorganic halide perovskite based solar cells – revolutionary progress in photovoltaics
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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.

Graphical abstract: From solid-state metal alkoxides to nanostructured oxides: a precursor-directed synthetic route to functional inorganic nanomaterials
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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.

Graphical abstract: Designing the syntheses and photophysical simulations of noncentrosymmetric compounds
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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.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic clusters based on octacyanidometallates
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: Functionalization of cyclometalated iridium(iii) polypyridine complexes for the design of intracellular sensors, organelle-targeting imaging reagents, and metallodrugs
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: Towards multicomponent MOFs via solvent-free synthesis under conventional oven and microwave assisted heating
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring functionality through synthetic strategy in heterolanthanide assemblies
Chemistry Frontiers

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.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring magnetic properties of molecular materials through non-covalent interactions
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Review-type articles published by Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2015 are collated as below for the benefit of readers.

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