Themed collection ISACS17: Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy
Transfer of photosynthetic NADP+/NADPH recycling activity to a porous metal oxide for highly specific, electrochemically-driven organic synthesis
A bio-hybrid material has been discovered, which offers a new direction for fast, specific enzyme-catalyzed organic synthesis.
Solar H2 evolution in water with modified diketopyrrolopyrrole dyes immobilised on molecular Co and Ni catalyst–TiO2 hybrids
A series of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) dyes with a terminal phosphonic acid group for attachment to metal oxide surfaces were synthesised and the effect of side chain modification on their properties investigated.
A family of cis-macrocyclic diphosphines: modular, stereoselective synthesis and application in catalytic CO2/ethylene coupling
The stereoselective synthesis of a family of cis-macrocyclic diphosphines was achieved in only three steps from white phosphorus and commercial materials. These new ligands showed activity in the nickel-catalyzed coupling of CO2 and ethylene.
Porous dendritic copper: an electrocatalyst for highly selective CO2 reduction to formate in water/ionic liquid electrolyte
An ionic liquid/water electrolyte promotes excellent selectivity for CO2 electroreduction to formic acid at a porous dendritic copper electrode material.
Multi-electron reactivity of a cofacial di-tin(II) cryptand: partial reduction of sulfur and selenium and reversible generation of S3˙−
A cofacial di-tin(II) hexacarboxamide cryptand that binds sulfur to form a complex containing μ-S and bridging μ-S5 ligands and acts reversibly as a source of S3˙− in DMF solution is described.
Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production in water using a layer-by-layer assembly of a Ru dye and Ni catalyst on NiO
Layer-by-layer assembly of a Ru dye and Ni catalyst on a p-type NiO photocathode enables photoelectrochemical H2 generation in water.
Negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy of P2N3−: electron affinity and electronic structures of P2N3˙
The newly synthesized P2N3−, a planar all-inorganic aromatic molecule is investigated by negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy and high-level ab initio electronic structure calculations.
Precious-metal free photoelectrochemical water splitting with immobilised molecular Ni and Fe redox catalysts
Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen with 3d transition metal molecular catalysts and light has been accomplished.
Sensitive and fast identification of bacteria in blood samples by immunoaffinity mass spectrometry for quick BSI diagnosis
An immunoaffinity mass spectrometry method was proposed for quick BSI diagnosis.
A quantitative definition of hypervalency
The concept of hypervalency has had a long but troubled history. Although several attempts have been made to dispense with the concept altogether, it remains in widespread use. By developing a simple but quantitative measure of hypervalency, the concept can be rehabilitated to provide valuable chemical insights in the context of Lewis models.
Solid base catalysed 5-HMF oxidation to 2,5-FDCA over Au/hydrotalcites: fact or fiction?
Synergistic effects between alkali-free hydrotalcites and gold nanoparticles afford efficient heterogeneous catalysts for the cascade oxidation of 5-HMF to 2,5-FDCA.
About this collection
We are delighted to present this web collection which contains selected contributions from the ISACS19: Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy meeting held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in September 2015. Delegates from countries around the world gathered to hear from leading researchers in this exciting field and now we have the opportunity to share with you exciting new research from a number of our plenary speakers and scientific committee members. We hope you enjoy the collection.