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.
Structure determination of modulated structures by powder X-ray diffraction and electron diffraction
The combination of PXRD and ED is applied to determine modulated structures which resist solution by more conventional methods.
Preparation of single-crystal metal substrates for the growth of high-quality two-dimensional materials
Recent advances on preparing single-crystal metals and their crucial roles in controlled growth of high-quality 2D materials are reviewed.
Engineering well-defined rare earth oxide-based nanostructures for catalyzing C1 chemical reactions
In this review, we summarize the nanostructural engineering and applications of rare earth oxide-based nanomaterials with well-defined compositions, crystal phases and shapes for efficiently catalyzing C1 chemical reactions.
Rare earth elements based oxide ion conductors
Rare-earth-elements-based oxide ion conductors with various structures and their structure-property relationships were systematically presented and summarized, which can provide new insight and guidance for the development of new oxide ion conductors.
Joining the journey to near infrared (NIR) imaging: the emerging role of lanthanides in the designing of molecular probes
The recent developments and prospects of near-infrared molecular probes based on luminescent lanthanide coordination complexes in bioimaging are described, which is important to emphasise the importance of lanthanide chemical biology.
Shaping well-defined noble-metal-based nanostructures for fabricating high-performance electrocatalysts: advances and perspectives
This review highlights recent advances in shaping protocols and structure-activity relationships of noble-metal-based catalysts with well-defined nanostructures in electrochemical reactions.
Noble metal plasmonic nanostructure related chromisms
Chromisms related to noble metal nanostructures are classified and discussed.
Solution synthesis protocols for shaping mixed valent oxide crystalline particles as robust catalytic materials
Recent progress in the solution based shape controlled synthesis of several typical mixed valent oxides which have been used as highly efficient catalytic nanomaterials in some heterogeneous and photocatalytic reactions has been reviewed.
The slow magnetic relaxation regulated by ligand conformation of a lanthanide single-ion magnet [Hex4N][Dy(DBM)4]
A crystallographically independent Dy(III) SIM with two relaxation processes due to the disorder of ligands beyond the first coordination sphere.
Pt/Ru/C nanocomposites for methanol electrooxidation: how Ru nanocrystals’ surface structure affects catalytic performance of deposited Pt particles
The surface structure of supporting materials has great effect on the catalytic performance of supported catalysts.
[NH2NH3][M(HCOO)3] (M = Mn2+, Zn2+, Co2+ and Mg2+): structural phase transitions, prominent dielectric anomalies and negative thermal expansion, and magnetic ordering
Hydrazinium metal–formate frameworks of [NH2NH3][M(HCOO)3] are new potential molecule-based multiferroics and negative thermal expansion materials.
Air stable and efficient rare earth Eu(II) hydro-tris(pyrazolyl)borate complexes with tunable emission colors
Eu(II) complexes with high air stability and tunable emission colors were synthesized and characterized.
Improvement in the stability of γ-CsPbI3 nanowires enabled by lattice immobilization through the Pb–O anchor in SBA-15
γ-CsPbI3 nanowires crystallized inside channels of mesoporous SBA-15 template, exhibit improved phase stability from the Pb and O anchoring.
Theoretical study of Na+ transport in the solid-state electrolyte Na3OBr based on deep potential molecular dynamics
Deep potential molecular dynamics is used to study Na+ transport in Na3OBr.
Surface-mediated ordering of pristine Salen molecules on coinage metals
The conformational isomers of Salen molecules and their self-assembled structures on coinage metal surfaces.
Graphene oxide-supported cobalt tungstate as catalyst precursor for selective growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Graphene oxide-supported uniform cobalt tungstate nanoparticles (CoWO4/GO) were prepared, which can be used as catalyst precursors for the diameter-controlled growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs).
Luminescent europium(III) complexes based on tridentate isoquinoline ligands with extremely high quantum yield
Synthesis and characterization of two new lanthanide Eu(III) complexes based on tridentate isoquinoline ligands with high luminescence efficiency, extended excitation wavelength and good thermal stability.
Electrochemical synthesis of carbon nano onions
Electrochemical synthesis of hollow and solid carbon nano onions from simple aromatic compounds in acetonitrile on a platinum plate electrode by a multi-potential steps method.
A monolithic sponge catalyst for hydrogen generation from sodium borohydride solution for portable fuel cells
A monolithic sponge catalyst for onsite H2 generation from the hydrolysis of NaBH4 for fuel cells, featuring a quasi-solid state, unrestricted reactor orientation and easy catalyst recycling.
Controllable synthesis of hierarchical Au/PdAg heterostructures consisting of nanosheets on nanorods with plasmon-enhanced electrocatalytic properties
Hierarchical Au/PdAg heterostructures consisting of PdAg nanosheets epitaxially grown on Au nanorods are synthesized in the presence of mixed surfactants and exhibit remarkable plasmon-enhanced electrocatalytic activity toward hydrogen evolution.
A metalloprotein-inspired thermo-gene for thermogels
Coordinating hydrogels may act as a thermo-gene to endow heat-melting conventional hydrogels with superior thermal stability at temperatures over 80 °C.
Orientation mapping of Rabi frequencies in a rare-earth molecular qudit
Utilizing the S = 7/2 4f spin and the D4 symmetry of a Gd(III) complex, we propose and demonstrate an eight-leveled rare-earth molecular qudit, which can be coherently manipulated between adjacent energy levels with precompiled pulse durations.
Synthesis, structure, and superconductivity of B-site doped perovskite bismuth lead oxide with indium
The synthesis of Ba(Bi0.25Pb0.75)1−xInxO3−δ superconductors provides an example with indium located in the B site with a decreasing Tzeroc due to hole overdoping.
A proof-of-concept application of water-soluble ytterbium(III) molecular probes in in vivo NIR-II whole body bioimaging
Lanthanide complexes are firstly applied for in vivo NIR-II high resolution whole body bioimaging.
Multiple magnetic relaxation pathways in T-shaped N-heterocyclic carbene-supported Fe(I) single-ion magnets
The magnetic properties of T-shaped N-heterocyclic carbene-supported Fe(I) complexes were studied. Both of them exhibited multi-pathway magnetic relaxation behaviors.
Synthesis and characterization of manganese(II) complexes supported by cyclopentadienyl-phosphine ligands
A series of manganese(II) complexes supported by cyclopentadienyl-phosphine ligands have been synthesized and characterized. [LMn(μ-Cl)]2 served as a precursor to organomanganese(II) derivatives.
A robust CdS/In2O3 hierarchical heterostructure derived from a metal–organic framework for efficient visible-light photocatalytic hydrogen production
CdS/In2O3 hierarchical nanotubes with intimate and extensive contact between CdS and In2O3 were synthesized from a MOF and showed huge improvement of visible-light photocatalytic hydrogen production.
Lutetium(III) porphyrinoids as effective triplet photosensitizers for photon upconversion based on triplet–triplet annihilation (TTA)
We described the first application of lanthanide porphyrinoids, exemplified by lutetium, as efficient photosensitizers in photon upconversion based on TTA.
Efficient Co@CoPx core–shell nanochains catalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction
Co@CoPx core–shell nanochains were prepared via a direct-current arc-discharge method and subsequent phosphorization at 350 °C.
Phase segregation enabled scandium fluoride–lanthanide fluoride Janus nanoparticles
A phase-segregation based protocol enables the fabrication of a series of scandium fluoride–lanthanide fluoride Janus particles.
Dramatic impact of the lattice solvent on the dynamic magnetic relaxation of dinuclear dysprosium single-molecule magnets
The significantly improvement of single-molecule magnetic performance was achieved by removing or replacing the lattice solvents in dinuclear Dy2 SMMs.
Thin-walled hollow Au–Cu nanostructures with high efficiency in electrochemical reduction of CO2 to CO
Thin-walled hollow Au–Cu nanostructures were synthesized via galvanic replacement and the Kirkendall effect between copper and gold, and they showed high efficiency for electro-reduction of CO2 to CO.
Chitosan-coated cerium oxide nanocubes accelerate cutaneous wound healing by curtailing persistent inflammation
Chitosan-coated ceria nanocubes accelerate cutaneous wound healing by curtailing persistent inflammation with powerful anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation properties.
In situ epitaxial growth of GdF3 on NaGdF4:Yb,Er nanoparticles
By electron-beam irradiation of TEM, GdF3 (020) was epitaxially grown on the interface of NaGdF4 (111).
β-Fluorinated porpholactones and metal complexes: synthesis, characterization and some spectroscopic studies
We describe the synthesis of β-fluorinated porpholactones by oxidation of the fluorinated CC bond of the pyrrolic subunit in porphyrin using the “RuCl3 + Oxone®” protocol.
Self-sacrificed two-dimensional REO(CH3COO) template-assisted synthesis of ultrathin rare earth oxide nanoplates
Ultrathin RE2O3 nanoplates are synthesized by a hot-injection method via the in situ formed REO(CH3COO) template.
Enhanced magnetic anisotropy in a tellurium-coordinated cobalt single-ion magnet
Fine-tuning of the ligand field of a series of four-coordinate Co(II) SIMs, yielding the first tellurium-coordinated SIM.
Manganese protoporphyrin IX reconstituted myoglobin capable of epoxidation of the CC bond with Oxone®
Myoglobin with three distal histidines stabilizes KHSO5, facilitates the O–O bond heterocleavage, and firstly catalyzes epoxidation with the MnPPIX cofactor.
Promoted hydrogen release from alkali metal borohydrides in ionic liquids
Low-temperature high capacity dehydrogenation is found in MBH4-IL (M = Na, Li) systems.
Light induced catalytic hydrodefluorination of perfluoroarenes by porphyrin rhodium
Photocatalytic hydrodefluorination of a series of perfluoroarenes by rhodium porphyrin complexes was described. The key intermediate (por)Rh-C6F4R underwent fast photo-cleavage of Rh–C bonds to produce hydrodefluorination products.
(Boratabenzene)(cyclooctatetraenyl) lanthanide complexes: a new type of organometallic single-ion magnet
(Boratabenzene)(cyclooctatetraenyl) lanthanide complexes were synthesized, and the erbium ones showed single-ion magnet behaviours. One complex exhibited hysteresis up to 8 K, and another one featured energy barrier of 300 cm−1.
Self-supported composites of thin Pt–Sn crosslinked nanowires for the highly chemoselective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde under ambient conditions
PtSn/SnO2 crosslinked nanowires with forming Pt–Sn alloy were highly chemoselective for hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde to cinnamyl alcohol in good recyclability and stability under ambient conditions.
Stable iso-bacteriochlorin mimics from porpholactone: effect of a β-oxazolone moiety on the frontier π-molecular orbitals
A β-oxazolone moiety on porpholactone plays an important role in stabilizing such hydroporphyrin structures through tuning energy gaps between the frontier π-molecular orbitals, which is verified by MCD studies combined with TD-DFT calculations.
Facile synthesis of anisotropic single crystalline α-Fe2O3 nanoplates and their facet-dependent catalytic performance
Facet-dependent photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue was carried out using hexagonal and cylindrical hematite nanoplates.
Effect of electrolyte concentration on uranium species adsorption: a molecular dynamics study
A threshold electrolyte concentration may cause a dramatic alteration in the uranyl species adsorption relative to lower electrolyte concentrations.
Intramolecular oxidative cyclization of alkenes by rhodium/cobalt porphyrins in water
Heterocycle construction strategy: intramolecular oxidative cyclization of alkenes was realized by rhodium(III)/cobalt(III) porphyrins in water.
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Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering (CCME) of Peking University with this special web collection. CCME is a co-owner of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, together with the Chinese Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In honour of its 110th anniversary, we selected a number of CCME’s contributions to Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers since the journal was launched. Articles in the collection are free to read until the end of 2020.