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Themed collection 2020 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection

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A highly X-ray sensitive iridium prodrug for visualized tumor radiochemotherapy

A highly X-ray sensitive molecular prodrug, Ir-NB, was reported for visualized tumor radiochemotherapy. To our knowledge, the sensitivity enhancement ratio of the prodrug is the highest among the reported radiotherapy metal complexes drugs.

Graphical abstract: A highly X-ray sensitive iridium prodrug for visualized tumor radiochemotherapy
From the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Probing the electronic and mechanistic roles of the μ4-sulfur atom in a synthetic CuZ model system

Experimental data and computational modeling indicates an active role for the bridging sulfide ligand in a synthetic CuZ model.

Graphical abstract: Probing the electronic and mechanistic roles of the μ4-sulfur atom in a synthetic CuZ model system
From the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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The redox-coupled proton-channel opening in cytochrome c oxidase

The interplay of cytochrome c oxidase's cofactor electrostatics, long-range conformational changes, H-bond rearrangement, and water dynamics enables transient proton-channel activation.

Graphical abstract: The redox-coupled proton-channel opening in cytochrome c oxidase
From the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Simple, scalable mechanosynthesis of metal–organic frameworks using liquid-assisted resonant acoustic mixing (LA-RAM)

We present a rapid and readily scalable methodology for the mechanosynthesis of diverse metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) in the absence of milling media typically required for other types of mechanochemical syntheses.

Graphical abstract: Simple, scalable mechanosynthesis of metal–organic frameworks using liquid-assisted resonant acoustic mixing (LA-RAM)
From the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Dye-sensitized solar cells under ambient light powering machine learning: towards autonomous smart sensors for the internet of things

Indoor light harvesters enable machine learning on fully autonomous IoT devices at 2.72 × 1015 photons per inference.

Graphical abstract: Dye-sensitized solar cells under ambient light powering machine learning: towards autonomous smart sensors for the internet of things
From the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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High-yield gram-scale organic synthesis using accelerated microdroplet/thin film reactions with solvent recycling

A closed system has been designed to perform microdroplet/thin film reactions with solvent recycling capabilities for gram-scale chemical synthesis.

Graphical abstract: High-yield gram-scale organic synthesis using accelerated microdroplet/thin film reactions with solvent recycling
From the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Solar water splitting over Rh0.5Cr1.5O3-loaded AgTaO3 of a valence-band-controlled metal oxide photocatalyst

One-step photoexcitation type solar water splitting with a valence-band-controlled metal oxide photocatalyst.

Graphical abstract: Solar water splitting over Rh0.5Cr1.5O3-loaded AgTaO3 of a valence-band-controlled metal oxide photocatalyst
From the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Real-time tracking of the entangled pathways in the multichannel photodissociation of acetaldehyde

Unraveling the entangled multi-channel dissociation pathways by a two-dimensional, time and product pair-correlation, measurement and ab initio calculations.

Graphical abstract: Real-time tracking of the entangled pathways in the multichannel photodissociation of acetaldehyde
From the themed collection: 2020 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Supramolecular and biomacromolecular enhancement of metal-free magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents

Supramolecular/macromolecular organic radical contrast agents (smORCAs) overcome many of the limitations of nitroxide radicals for use in magnetic resonance imaging in vivo like poor stability and weak contrast.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular and biomacromolecular enhancement of metal-free magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents
From the themed collection: 2020 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Mechanisms of IR amplification in radical cation polarons

Break down of the Born–Oppenheimer approximation is caused by mixing of electronic and vibrational transitions in the radical cations of some conjugated polymers, resulting in unusually intense vibrational bands known as infrared active vibrations (IRAVs).

Graphical abstract: Mechanisms of IR amplification in radical cation polarons
From the themed collection: 2020 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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A shape changing tandem Rh(CNC) catalyst: preparation of bicyclo[4.2.0]octa-1,5,7-trienes from terminal aryl alkynes

Two catalysts for the price of one: a shape changing rhodium catalyst enables preparation of unusual isobenzenes using a one-pot procedure.

Graphical abstract: A shape changing tandem Rh(CNC) catalyst: preparation of bicyclo[4.2.0]octa-1,5,7-trienes from terminal aryl alkynes
From the themed collection: 2020 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Design of high-temperature f-block molecular nanomagnets through the control of vibration-induced spin relaxation

An efficient general first-principles methodology to simulate vibration-induced spin relaxation in f-block molecular nanomagnets that drastically reduces the computation time.

Graphical abstract: Design of high-temperature f-block molecular nanomagnets through the control of vibration-induced spin relaxation
From the themed collection: 2020 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Ultrafast spectral hole burning reveals the distinct chromophores in eumelanin and their common photoresponse

Seeing the colors in black: ultrafast transient hole burning spectroscopy reveals the absorption properties of discrete chromophores and their interactions in the skin pigment eumelanin.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast spectral hole burning reveals the distinct chromophores in eumelanin and their common photoresponse
From the themed collection: 2020 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Expanding medicinal chemistry into 3D space: metallofragments as 3D scaffolds for fragment-based drug discovery

Fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) using 3-dimensional metallofragments is a new strategy for the identification of bioactive molecules.

Graphical abstract: Expanding medicinal chemistry into 3D space: metallofragments as 3D scaffolds for fragment-based drug discovery
From the themed collection: 2020 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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In 2018, the Chemical Science Editorial Team launched ‘ChemSci Pick of the Week’ as a means to select and promote our favourite articles from the week and share them with the wider chemical community. This on-going web collection showcases all ChemSci Picks from 2020.

All ChemSci Picks are promoted via Twitter and have an accompanying news article posted via our website.

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