Themed collection 2017 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles
Marriage of phthalocyanine chemistry with lanthanides: a single-ion magnet with a blocking temperature up to 25 K
A combination of rich phthalocyanine chemistry such as peripheral substitution and the unique properties of lanthanides to enhance organic radical-f interaction is expected to afford new SIMs with a higher working temperature.
Understanding the choice of copper by heme-copper oxidase using biosynthetic models in myoglobin
A long-standing question, why copper is preferred over iron for O2 reduction in heme-copper oxidases, has been answered by studying biosynthetic models in myoglobin.
One further step to cell behaviour understanding
Self-assembled silver nanowires were applied to SERS-detectable and ordered-substrate-induced cellular growth to understand the stretched bimolecular behaviour.
Light manipulation in a dually ordered porous TiO2–rGO composite for efficient solar energy utilization
A dually ordered macro-mesoporous TiO2–rGO composite with tunable light response was developed for efficient solar energy utilization.
Advances, challenges and promises of carbon dots
Carbon-dots with unique physical and chemical properties have versatile applications in environmental and energy fields.
Recent progress in crystalline metal chalcogenides as efficient photocatalysts for organic pollutant degradation
Recent progress in crystalline metal chalcogenides as efficient visible-light-driven photocatalysts for aqueous organic pollutant degradation is reviewed.
A review of recent progress in molybdenum disulfide-based supercapacitors and batteries
This article reviews the recent progress in molybdenum disulfide-based supercapacitors and batteries.
Phosphorus-based materials for high-performance rechargeable batteries
A review of P based materials used in LIB/NIB and their synthesis strategies, tailored materials properties and different electrochemical performances.
C–N–S tridoping into TiO2 matrix for photocatalytic applications: observations, speculations and contradictions in the codoping process
C–N–S-tridoped TiO2: behind and beyond the codoping process.
Switchable catalytic processes involving the copolymerization of epoxides and carbon dioxide for the preparation of block polymers
The synthesis of block polymers via a one-pot process with segments prepared by different or the same mechanistic pathways.
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.
Noble metal-based materials in high-performance supercapacitors
This review comprehensively summarizes and evaluates the recent progress in the research of noble metals and their composite electrode materials for supercapacitors.
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.
2-in-1: catalyst and reaction medium
Vials, balls, foils, and pellets used in high-speed ball mills can be catalysts by themselves.
About this collection
Critical reviews, highlights and chemistry frontiers articles published in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers during 2017 are collated as below for the benefit of readers.