Themed collection HOT articles in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers for 2016
Ban+2Znn(BO3)n(B2O5)Fn (n = 1, 2): new members of the zincoborate fluoride series with two kinds of isolated B–O units
Two new zincoborate fluorides were firstly reported containing isolated [BO3]3− and [B2O5]4− groups, which are the first examples of two kinds of isolated B–O groups that coexist in one zincoborate halide.
Unprecedented phthalocyanine–porphyrin-fused oligomers with induced chirality nature
As the thus-far reported largest chiral tetrapyrrole-based conjugated systems, phthalocyanine–porphyrin-fused oligomers with induced chirality nature have been designed and isolated.
Anion-driven tetrel bond-induced engineering of lead(II) architectures with N′-(1-(2-pyridyl)ethylidene)nicotinohydrazide: experimental and theoretical findings
A new series of PbII coordination compounds was assembled with the N′-(1-(2-pyridyl)ethylidene)nicotinohydrazide ligand and various auxiliary inorganic counterions.
Assembly of an indium–porphyrin framework JLU-Liu7: a mesoporous metal–organic framework with high gas adsorption and separation of light hydrocarbons
A novel mesoporous indium–porphyrin framework JLU-Liu7 with frl net has been successfully synthesized. It exhibits high performance for gas adsorption and light hydrocarbon separation.
Ultrathin few layer oxychalcogenide BiCuSeO nanosheets
Large scale ultrathin (∼3–4 nm thick and ∼1 μm long) few layered (4–5 layers) BiCuSeO nanosheets were synthesised by a facile soft chemical synthesis. BiCuSeO nanosheets exhibit lower lattice thermal conductivity and higher electrical conductivity than that of their bulk counterpart.
A post-cyclotetramerization strategy towards novel binuclear phthalocyanine dimers
A new and effective post-cyclotetramerization strategy was developed for the first time towards the synthesis and isolation of a new type of homo/heterodinuclear π-conjugated phthalocyanine dimer sharing one common pyrazine moiety.
Anisotropic Li+ ion conductivity in a large single crystal of a Co(III) coordination complex
Anisotropic Li+ ion conductivity has been observed in a large single crystal of a novel Co(III) coordination complex attributable to the presence of directional ion channels with a suitable size.
Self-assembly of two supramolecular indium(III) metal–organic frameworks for reversible iodine capture and large band gap change semiconductor behavior
Conjunction of benzimidazole and metal In(III) to construct supramolecular MOFs opens up an ingenious direction for synthesizing materials with multi-functionality.
Accurate structure determination of a borosilicate zeolite EMM-26 with two-dimensional 10 × 10 ring channels using rotation electron diffraction
A novel borosilicate zeolite structure was solved from rotation electron diffraction data and preferential boron positions could also be identified.
ZIF-derived in situ nitrogen decorated porous carbons for CO2 capture
A new group of N-doped hierarchical porous carbons with high surface areas, CO2 capacities and CO2/N2 selectivity was prepared using a new mixed-ligand ZIF (JUC-160) as a precursor. The control of the size of JUC-160 crystals from nanometre and micron sizes allowed to study systematically the effect of the parent MOF's crystal size on the derived porous carbon materials.
Activating Pd nanoparticles on sol–gel prepared porous g-C3N4/SiO2via enlarging the Schottky barrier for efficient dehydrogenation of formic acid
The g-C3N4/SiO2 nanocomposite was prepared via a sol–gel method to activate Pd nanoparticles for hydrogen generation from formic acid.
A paper-based lanthanide smart device for acid–base vapour detection, anti-counterfeiting and logic operations
A paper-based lanthanide smart device was designed for naked-eye detection of acid–base vapors with quick response and good reversibility; the applications of this device were also expanded to anti-counterfeiting and logic operations.
Efficient concurrent removal of sulfur and nitrogen contents from complex oil mixtures by using polyoxometalate-based composite materials
Efficient and simultaneous deep desulfurization and denitrogenation of complex oil systems under mild conditions is reported using a heterogeneous Tris-LDH-LaW10 catalyst.
Macroscopic porous MnO2 aerogels for supercapacitor electrodes
Supercapacitor electrodes fabricated from macroscopic porous MnO2 aerogels have demonstrated enhanced specific capacitance, high rate capability and excellent cycling durability.
Enhanced oxygen evolution reaction of metallic nickel phosphide nanosheets by surface modification
A facile surface modification strategy on metallic Ni2P nanosheets electrocatalyst greatly enhances water oxidation activity.
A highly flexible and conductive graphene-wrapped carbon nanofiber membrane for high-performance electrocatalytic applications
Graphene-wrapped electrospun carbon nanofiber membranes with greatly improved electrical conductivity have been synthesized through an effective surface-induced assembly strategy.
An iron porphyrin-based conjugated network wrapped around carbon nanotubes as a noble-metal-free electrocatalyst for efficient oxygen reduction reaction
This study reported the first system of Fe-porphyrin conjugated network on carbon nanotubes for ORR, which exhibited excellent performance with high catalytic activity, robust stability, and good methanol tolerance.
Hollow mesoporous SiO2 sphere nanoarchitectures with encapsulated silver nanoparticles for catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol
Ag@hm-SiO2 nanoreactors with the multi-cores/shell configuration have been successfully synthesized via an effective pre-shell/post-core strategy combined with the laser ablation treatment.
Rapid, green and inexpensive synthesis of high quality UiO-66 amino-functionalized materials with exceptional capability for removal of hexavalent chromium from industrial waste
UiO-66-NH2 type materials show excellent capability for removal of Cr(VI) from industrial waste.
Cu2O clusters grown on TiO2 nanoplates as efficient photocatalysts for hydrogen generation
Ultrafine Cu2O nanoclusters are uniformly grown on the surface of TiO2 nanoplates, giving rise to the enhanced photocatalytic H2 evolution via water reduction.
Effects of hydroxyl group variations on a flavonoid backbone toward modulation of metal-free and metal-induced amyloid-β aggregation
Structural variations of a flavonoid framework noticeably tune the interaction and reactivity of flavonoids with metals, Aβ, and metal–Aβ.
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Read some of the best research published by Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016. These articles are recommended by ICF referees as being of significant novelty and interest.