A decade of “Chemical Frontiers Goa”
We are delighted to present this collection of open access articles in RSC Advances to celebrate the Decennial Year of the “Chemical Frontiers Goa” meetings.
Mixed valency in ligand-bridged diruthenium frameworks: divergences and perspectives
Emerging fundamental issues involving intramolecular electron transfer at the mixed valent diruthenium frameworks and its application prospects have been highlighted.
C–H activation-annulation on the N-heterocyclic carbene platform
This review highlights the initial development of a new C–H activation–annulation chemistry accessible on the metal–N-heterocyclic carbene platform.
Small molecule generators of biologically reactive sulfur species
Reactive sulfur species (RSS) are integral to cellular survival and growth. Here, small molecule generators of RSS are reviewed.
MOF derived carbon based nanocomposite materials as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions
Hetero-atom doped porous carbon materials derived from MOFs are efficient noble metal-free electrocatalysts.
Challenges in application of Raman spectroscopy to biology and materials
This paper reviews various facets of Raman spectroscopy. This encompasses biomolecule fingerprinting and conformational analysis, discrimination of healthy vs. diseased states, depth-specific information of materials and 3D Raman imaging.
Fluorescence-based tools to probe G-quadruplexes in cell-free and cellular environments
Environment-sensitive nucleoside analogs and structure-specific antibodies and small molecule probes have provided efficient fluorescence-based tools to study G-quadruplexes.
Design of diverse nanostructures by hydrothermal and microemulsion routes for electrochemical water splitting
HER and OER activity of the water-splitting electrocatalysts produced by hydrothermal or microemulsion methods is reviewed.
Surface modification and pattern formation by nucleobases and their coordination complexes
This review highlights recent advancements in surface patterning of nucleobases, their analogs including nucleobase-CNT hybrids and metal complexes, using various microscopy techniques for nanotechnological applications.
Current progress, challenges and future prospects of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in Alzheimer's disease
The diverse pathological mechanisms and their implications for the development of effective diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in Alzheimer's disease are presented with current progress, challenges and future prospects.
Nucleobase deaminases: a potential enzyme system for new therapies
This review presents an overview of the structure, function and mechanism of CDA deaminases and their potential as enzyme systems for development of new antimicrobial therapies.
Graphynes: indispensable nanoporous architectures in carbon flatland
The uniformly distributed nanoporous architectures in graphynes have significantly expanded the applicability of the materials of carbon flatland in areas such as water desalination, gas separation, energy storage, catalysis and optoelectronics.
Molecular modelling of supramolecular one dimensional polymers
Hierarchical computational modelling approaches for the study of supramolecular polymers is reviewed.
Frontier challenges in doping quantum dots: synthesis and characterization
We discuss state-of-the-art doping strategies for colloidal quantum dots, their principle, advantages and challenges in implementing the strategies.
A new and informative [a,b,c,d] nomenclature for one-pot multistep transformations: a simple tool to measure synthetic efficiency
We propose a generalized and informative [a,b,c,d] nomenclature for various types of one-pot multistep reactions, which emphasizes the fundamental parameters that define the synthetic efficiency of such transformations.
Heterocorroles: corrole analogues containing heteroatom(s) in the core or at a meso-position
This review article presents an overview of the progress in heterocorrole chemistry including their syntheses, key structural aspects and properties.
Combining transition metals and transient directing groups for C–H functionalizations
This review is about the momentous evolution of transient directing group assisted C–H functionalizations promoted by three major second row transition metals.
Bioinspired temporal supramolecular polymerization
Nature's fuel-driven approach as a generic concept for structural and temporal regulation over biomimetic synthetic supramolecular polymerization.
Recent metal-catalysed approaches for the synthesis of cyclopenta[b]indoles
This review provides a summary of recent metal-catalysed approaches for the synthesis of cyclopenta[b]indoles.
1,3,5-Triphenylbenzene: a versatile photoluminescent chemo-sensor platform and supramolecular building block
Rich and diverse chemistry of 1,3,5-triphenylbenzene is discussed with emphasis on fluorescence based chemo-sensors, apart from a discussion on its use in building a number of supramolecular assemblies and fluorescent covalent-organic-frameworks.
Synthesis, characterization, surface properties and energy device characterstics of 2D borocarbonitrides, (BN)xC1−x, covalently cross-linked with sheets of other 2D materials
Covalent cross-linking of 2D structures such as graphene, MoS2 and C3N4 using coupling reactions affords the generation of novel materials with new or improved properties.
Theoretical modeling of charge transport in triphenylamine–benzimidazole based organic solids for their application as host-materials in phosphorescent OLEDs
Dynamic disorder and electric field affect the charge (hole and electron) transport in host-materials for OLEDs.
About this collection
We are pleased to present a special collection of papers in RSC Advances to celebrate the Decennial Year of the “Chemical Frontiers Goa” meetings in the chemical sciences. The themed issue shows the variety of chemical research that is currently conducted in India and contains articles based on the lectures to be delivered by the invited speakers at the meeting. The collections highlights the results of bringing together early career chemistry researchers and established chemists in a scenic location in India to discuss quality science. It is hoped that Chemical Frontiers Goa will continue in the coming decades with enhanced visibility.