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Themed collection 2018 Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles

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Identifying the high activity of the basal plane in 1T′-phase MoS2 towards electrochemical hydrogen evolution

Highly pure 1T′-MoS2 crystals are prepared and the electrochemical hydrogen evolution activity of the basal plane in 1T′-MoS2 is experimentally confirmed.

Graphical abstract: Identifying the high activity of the basal plane in 1T′-phase MoS2 towards electrochemical hydrogen evolution
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New synthetic strategies to prepare metal–organic frameworks

This critical review summarizes the recent developments in the application of new synthetic strategies for preparing MOFs, including the ionothermal method, deep eutectic solvent usage, surfactant-thermal process, and mechanochemistry.

Graphical abstract: New synthetic strategies to prepare metal–organic frameworks
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Recent advances in inorganic material thermoelectrics

Time line of representative inorganic bulk thermoelectric materials from 1960s to the present.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in inorganic material thermoelectrics
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An overview on Pd-based electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction

The electrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is a well-studied reaction which involves the reduction of protons for hydrogen production. Pd-based compounds are expected to have activity on par with or better than the expensive state-of-the-art Pt and can be considered as the future materials for the HER.

Graphical abstract: An overview on Pd-based electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction
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Crystal chemistry and thermoelectric transport of layered AM2X2 compounds

This review highlights the chemical diversity and transport properties of AM2X2 Zintl compounds and strategies to achieve a high thermoelectric figure of merit.

Graphical abstract: Crystal chemistry and thermoelectric transport of layered AM2X2 compounds
Review Article

Metal–organic framework nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging

This review aims to integrate the state-of-the-art of MOF nanoparticles and their use in MRI. It gives an overview of the work done so far, focusing especially on the clinical applicability. Furthermore, it summarises the different factors for MR signal formation mechanisms important for the development of MR active nanoparticles and provides suggestions for a better comparison between different studies.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic framework nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging
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Homochiral metal–organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts

Homochiral metal–organic frameworks (HMOFs) are attractive materials for asymmetric catalysis because they possess high surface area and uniform active sites.

Graphical abstract: Homochiral metal–organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts
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Luminescent metal–organic frameworks as chemical sensors: common pitfalls and proposed best practices

In this review we approach the emerging field of sensors based on luminescent metal–organic frameworks from the perspective of the most commonly encountered pitfalls and we suggest best practices so that they can be avoided.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent metal–organic frameworks as chemical sensors: common pitfalls and proposed best practices
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Defect-mediated electron–hole separation in semiconductor photocatalysis

This review summarizes the inherent functionality of bulk, surface and interface defects, and their contributions towards mediating electron–hole separation in semiconductor photocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: Defect-mediated electron–hole separation in semiconductor photocatalysis
Review Article

Review of computer simulations on anti-cancer drug delivery in MOFs

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been recently used as potential nanocarrier platforms in biomedical applications such as drug storage and delivery, due to their low toxicity, biodegradability, high internal surface area, widely tunable composition, high payloads and controlled drug release.

Graphical abstract: Review of computer simulations on anti-cancer drug delivery in MOFs
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Transition metal oxides for aqueous sodium-ion electrochemical energy storage

This work illustrates the obstacles that must be overcome and the benefits offered by aqueous rechargeable Na+ electrochemical energy storage.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal oxides for aqueous sodium-ion electrochemical energy storage
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Electronic metal–organic framework sensors

This review provides an overview on the different types of electronic MOF sensors used for the detection of molecules in the gas/vapour phase and how to assess their performances.

Graphical abstract: Electronic metal–organic framework sensors
Review Article

A review of transition-metal boride/phosphide-based materials for catalytic hydrogen generation from hydrolysis of boron-hydrides

Efficient hydrogen generation and storage is an essential prerequisite of a future hydrogen economy.

Graphical abstract: A review of transition-metal boride/phosphide-based materials for catalytic hydrogen generation from hydrolysis of boron-hydrides
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Exploration of photothermal sensors based on photothermally responsive materials: a brief review

Photothermal sensors have emerged as a new type of sensor platform in recent decades and this brief review has summarized different types of photothermally responsive materials and their applications in various fields.

Graphical abstract: Exploration of photothermal sensors based on photothermally responsive materials: a brief review
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A review of anion-regulated multi-anion transition metal compounds for oxygen evolution electrocatalysis

Recent advances in the anion regulation on multi-anion transition metal compounds as electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: A review of anion-regulated multi-anion transition metal compounds for oxygen evolution electrocatalysis
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Liquid-free single-crystal to single-crystal transformations in coordination polymers

Single-crystal to single-crystal (SCSC) transformations not only can create new materials, but also provide an opportunity to explore the process of forming a chemical bond. SCSC transformations discussed in this paper are confined to transformations via an absolutely liquid-free mode and involve the breakage and formation of new chemical bonds.

Graphical abstract: Liquid-free single-crystal to single-crystal transformations in coordination polymers
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Metal (M = Co, Ni) phosphate based materials for high-performance supercapacitors

With the ever increasing demand for clean, sustainable energy, electrochemical supercapacitors with the advantages of high power density, high efficiency and long life expectancy have become one of the major devices for energy storage and power supply, and have found wide application in hybrid power sources, backup power sources, starting power for fuel cells and burst-power generation in electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Metal (M = Co, Ni) phosphate based materials for high-performance supercapacitors
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Critical reviews, highlights and chemistry frontiers articles published in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers during 2018 are collated as below for the benefit of readers.

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