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ZrMOF nanoparticles as quenchers to conjugate DNA aptamers for target-induced bioimaging and photodynamic therapy

Aptamer conjugated porphyrinic metal–organic framework (MOF) achieved target-induced bioimaging and photodynamic therapy.

Graphical abstract: ZrMOF nanoparticles as quenchers to conjugate DNA aptamers for target-induced bioimaging and photodynamic therapy
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Highly diastereoselective synthesis of tricyclic fused-pyrans by sequential hydride shift mediated double C(sp3)–H bond functionalization

Highly diastereoselective synthesis of tricyclic fused-pyrans was achieved by Brønsted acid catalyzed double C(sp3)–H bond functionalization.

Graphical abstract: Highly diastereoselective synthesis of tricyclic fused-pyrans by sequential hydride shift mediated double C(sp3)–H bond functionalization
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Photoredox-mediated remote C(sp3)–H heteroarylation of free alcohols

We report an efficient and economical method for remote δ C(sp3)–H heteroarylation of free aliphatic alcohols using a hypervalent iodine PFBI-OH oxidant under photoredox catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Photoredox-mediated remote C(sp3)–H heteroarylation of free alcohols
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Exploration of biocompatible AIEgens from natural resources

In this contribution, we propose natural resources as a new source to acquire biocompatible AIEgens.

Graphical abstract: Exploration of biocompatible AIEgens from natural resources
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Multi-omics and temporal dynamics profiling reveal disruption of central metabolism in Helicobacter pylori on bismuth treatment

Integration of multi-omics analyses uncovers the dynamic responses of H. pylori upon bismuth treatment.

Graphical abstract: Multi-omics and temporal dynamics profiling reveal disruption of central metabolism in Helicobacter pylori on bismuth treatment
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Tailored homo- and hetero- lanthanide porphyrin dimers: a synthetic strategy for integrating multiple spintronic functionalities into a single molecule

We present molecular magnetic systems that contain all elements necessary for spin-valve control in molecular spintronic devices in a single molecule.

Graphical abstract: Tailored homo- and hetero- lanthanide porphyrin dimers: a synthetic strategy for integrating multiple spintronic functionalities into a single molecule
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Pyrene hydrogel for promoting direct bioelectrochemistry: ATP-independent electroenzymatic reduction of N2

We demonstrate a novel hydrogel material to facilitate direct bioelectrochemistry of a wide range of redox proteins and enable ATP-independent electroenzymatic reduction of N2 by nitrogenase.

Graphical abstract: Pyrene hydrogel for promoting direct bioelectrochemistry: ATP-independent electroenzymatic reduction of N2
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A multifunctional SERS sticky note for real-time quorum sensing tracing and inactivation of bacterial biofilms

A multifunctional SERS sticky note is designed for real-time tracing of quorum sensing and inhibiting bacterial growth of live biofilms.

Graphical abstract: A multifunctional SERS sticky note for real-time quorum sensing tracing and inactivation of bacterial biofilms
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Tailor-made Janus lectin with dual avidity assembles glycoconjugate multilayers and crosslinks protocells

The double-faced Janus lectin, designed by assembling sialic acid and fucose-specific lectin, organize multivalent heteroglyco compounds in mulitlayered material, and glycosylated protocells in prototissues.

Graphical abstract: Tailor-made Janus lectin with dual avidity assembles glycoconjugate multilayers and crosslinks protocells
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Realization of high-power-efficiency white electroluminescence from a single polymer by energy-level engineering

Single white light-emitting polymers with a record power efficiency of 52.1 lm W−1 are realized by energy-level engineering of poly(arylene phosphine oxide)-based phosphorescent polymers.

Graphical abstract: Realization of high-power-efficiency white electroluminescence from a single polymer by energy-level engineering
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A high performance lithium-ion–sulfur battery with a free-standing carbon matrix supported Li-rich alloy anode

A high-performance lithium-ion–sulfur battery has been built by using a carbon supported Li-rich alloy anode and sulfurized polyacrylonitrile (S@pPAN) cathode.

Graphical abstract: A high performance lithium-ion–sulfur battery with a free-standing carbon matrix supported Li-rich alloy anode
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Unraveling reaction networks behind the catalytic oxidation of methane with H2O2 over a mixed-metal MIL-53(Al,Fe) MOF catalyst

Reaction paths underlying the catalytic oxidation of methane with H2O2 over an Fe containing MIL-53(Al) metal–organic framework were studied by periodic DFT calculations.

Graphical abstract: Unraveling reaction networks behind the catalytic oxidation of methane with H2O2 over a mixed-metal MIL-53(Al,Fe) MOF catalyst
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A glucose/O2 fuel cell-based self-powered biosensor for probing a drug delivery model with self-diagnosis and self-evaluation

A highly compact and self-sustained in vitro “diagnosis-therapy-evaluation” platform is developed by integrating a glucose/O2 fuel cell-based biosensor with a drug delivery system.

Graphical abstract: A glucose/O2 fuel cell-based self-powered biosensor for probing a drug delivery model with self-diagnosis and self-evaluation
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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An evolutionary algorithm for the discovery of porous organic cages

An evolutionary algorithm is developed and used to search for shape persistent porous organic cages.

Graphical abstract: An evolutionary algorithm for the discovery of porous organic cages
From the themed collection: The ChemRxiv Collection
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A highly soluble, crystalline covalent organic framework compatible with device implementation

We report a soluble yet crystalline covalent organic framework (COF) by regulation of inter-layer interactions, which endows the COF with remarkable solubility and processability of thin films for optoelectronic devices that exhibit high yet anisotropic conductivities and outperform all the other COF-based semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: A highly soluble, crystalline covalent organic framework compatible with device implementation
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Fast detection and structural identification of carbocations on zeolites by dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced solid-state NMR

A fast NMR data acquisition strategy is explored to detect and characterize carbocations on solid zeolites.

Graphical abstract: Fast detection and structural identification of carbocations on zeolites by dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced solid-state NMR
From the themed collection: 2018 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Electrocatalytic reduction of low concentration CO2

Electrocatalytic reduction of low concentration CO2 was selectively and efficiently carried out by using a Re(I) complex with high CO2-capturing ability.

Graphical abstract: Electrocatalytic reduction of low concentration CO2
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Synthesis of a 2D phosphorus material in a MOF-based 2D nano-reactor

A 2D nano-reactor was constructed within a pillar–layer-MOF, in which a moderately stable 2D phosphorus material was synthesized.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of a 2D phosphorus material in a MOF-based 2D nano-reactor
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Ratiometric fluorescent probes for capturing endogenous hypochlorous acid in the lungs of mice

ClO1, a ratiometric fluorescent probe, effectively captured endogenous HClO in the lungs of a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lung inflammation mouse model after intravenous administration.

Graphical abstract: Ratiometric fluorescent probes for capturing endogenous hypochlorous acid in the lungs of mice
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Monitoring metal–amyloid-β complexation by a FRET-based probe: design, detection, and inhibitor screening

A FRET-based method was developed for monitoring metal–amyloid-β complexation and identifying inhibitors against such interaction.

Graphical abstract: Monitoring metal–amyloid-β complexation by a FRET-based probe: design, detection, and inhibitor screening
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Diastereo- and enantioselective copper catalyzed hydroallylation of disubstituted cyclopropenes

A highly diastereo- and enantioselective protocol for the hydroallylation of 1,1- and 1,2-disubstituted cyclopropenes has been developed utilizing an in situ formed copper hydride.

Graphical abstract: Diastereo- and enantioselective copper catalyzed hydroallylation of disubstituted cyclopropenes
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Oxidative dehalogenation and denitration by a flavin-dependent monooxygenase is controlled by substrate deprotonation

Enzymes that are capable of detoxifying halogenated phenols (HPs) and nitrophenols (NPs) are valuable for bioremediation and waste biorefining.

Graphical abstract: Oxidative dehalogenation and denitration by a flavin-dependent monooxygenase is controlled by substrate deprotonation
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Revitalizing the concept of bond order through delocalization measures in real space

Quantum mechanical bond orders are obtained from integration of the exchange–correlation density between topological atoms.

Graphical abstract: Revitalizing the concept of bond order through delocalization measures in real space
From the themed collection: The ChemRxiv Collection
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Genetically encoded tags for real time dissection of protein assembly in living cells

Genetically encoded tags (MoTags) to assess protein oligomeric states, probe protein structure and monitor protein–target interactions under physiological conditions in cellulo.

Graphical abstract: Genetically encoded tags for real time dissection of protein assembly in living cells
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Visualization of methylglyoxal in living cells and diabetic mice model with a 1,8-naphthalimide-based two-photon fluorescent probe

A 1,8-naphthalimide-based two-photon fluorescent probe was designed to visualize MGO levels in living cells and a diabetic mice model.

Graphical abstract: Visualization of methylglyoxal in living cells and diabetic mice model with a 1,8-naphthalimide-based two-photon fluorescent probe
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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New enzymatic and mass spectrometric methodology for the selective investigation of gut microbiota-derived metabolites

New sulfatase-based assay for the selective identification of sulfate esters in human urine and fecal samples.

Graphical abstract: New enzymatic and mass spectrometric methodology for the selective investigation of gut microbiota-derived metabolites
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Carbon-supported Ni nanoparticles for efficient CO2 electroreduction

Carbon-coated Ni nanoparticles supported on N-doped carbon enable efficient electroreduction of CO2 to CO comparable to single Ni sites.

Graphical abstract: Carbon-supported Ni nanoparticles for efficient CO2 electroreduction
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Mapping the polymorphic transformation gateway vibration in crystalline 1,2,4,5-tetrabromobenzene

A single lattice vibration at 15.5 cm−1 serves as a gateway for the polymorphic conversion of thermosalient 1,2,4,5-tetrabromobenzene crystals.

Graphical abstract: Mapping the polymorphic transformation gateway vibration in crystalline 1,2,4,5-tetrabromobenzene
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A sequence-activated AND logic dual-channel fluorescent probe for tracking programmable drug release

A sense-of-logic dual-channel nanoprobe is operated via a sequence-activated AND logic gate by responding ultra-sensitively to pH changes and being subsequently triggered with biothiol for the controllable release of anti-cancer drugs.

Graphical abstract: A sequence-activated AND logic dual-channel fluorescent probe for tracking programmable drug release
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Sequential electron transfer governs the UV-induced self-repair of DNA photolesions

QM/MM simulations elucidate the self-repair mechanism of the cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer.

Graphical abstract: Sequential electron transfer governs the UV-induced self-repair of DNA photolesions
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Thermodynamic versus kinetic control in substituent redistribution reactions of silylium ions steered by the counteranion

Substituent exchange reactions of silylium ions can be steered in opposite directions. The judicious choice of the hydrosilane and the counteranion enables the selective formation of either triaryl- or trialkylsilylium ions.

Graphical abstract: Thermodynamic versus kinetic control in substituent redistribution reactions of silylium ions steered by the counteranion
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Surprising solvent-induced structural rearrangements in large [N⋯I+⋯N] halogen-bonded supramolecular capsules: an ion mobility-mass spectrometry study

Ion-mobility mass spectrometry and DFT calculations reveal the surprisingly solvent-dependent formation of large pentameric [N⋯I+⋯N] halogen-bonded capsules.

Graphical abstract: Surprising solvent-induced structural rearrangements in large [N⋯I+⋯N] halogen-bonded supramolecular capsules: an ion mobility-mass spectrometry study
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Reductive cleavage of C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bonds as a new strategy for turn-on dual fluorescence in effective sensing of H2S

Four effective probes with turn-off to turn-on fluorescence switches were successfully applied for sensing H2S.

Graphical abstract: Reductive cleavage of C [[double bond, length as m-dash]] C bonds as a new strategy for turn-on dual fluorescence in effective sensing of H2S
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Rechargeable aluminum–selenium batteries with high capacity

An aluminum–selenium battery powered by the reversible redox reaction of Se/Se2Cl2 has been developed for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Rechargeable aluminum–selenium batteries with high capacity
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Atomic structure of boron resolved using machine learning and global sampling

Here, by combining machine learning with the latest stochastic surface walking (SSW) global optimization, we explore for the first time the potential energy surface of β-B.

Graphical abstract: Atomic structure of boron resolved using machine learning and global sampling
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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An enzyme-activatable probe liberating AIEgens: on-site sensing and long-term tracking of β-galactosidase in ovarian cancer cells

We describe an enzyme-regulated liberation strategy to in situ generate AIEgen nanoaggregates for on-site sensing and long-term tracking of β-galactosidase in ovarian cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: An enzyme-activatable probe liberating AIEgens: on-site sensing and long-term tracking of β-galactosidase in ovarian cancer cells
From the themed collection: 2018 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Direct heterobenzylic fluorination, difluorination and trifluoromethylthiolation with dibenzenesulfonamide derivatives

Transient sulfonylation of azaheterocycles by N-fluoro or N-trifluoromethylthio dibenzenesulfonimide enables heterobenzylic fluorination, difluorination and trifluoromethylthiolation.

Graphical abstract: Direct heterobenzylic fluorination, difluorination and trifluoromethylthiolation with dibenzenesulfonamide derivatives
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A fluorescent τ-probe: quantitative imaging of ultra-trace endogenous hydrogen polysulfide in cells and in vivo

A fluorescent τ-probe was demonstrated to quantitate ultra-trace endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2Sn) within cells and zebrafish through changes of fluorescence lifetime.

Graphical abstract: A fluorescent τ-probe: quantitative imaging of ultra-trace endogenous hydrogen polysulfide in cells and in vivo
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Protonated glycine supramolecular systems: the need for quantum dynamics

Quantum mechanical simulations unequivocally explain experimental IR spectra of protonated supramolecular systems.

Graphical abstract: Protonated glycine supramolecular systems: the need for quantum dynamics
From the themed collection: 2018 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Machine intelligence decrypts β-lapachone as an allosteric 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor

Using machine learning, targets were identified for β-lapachone.

Graphical abstract: Machine intelligence decrypts β-lapachone as an allosteric 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor
From the themed collection: The ChemRxiv Collection
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Chiral Brønsted acid-catalyzed intramolecular SN2′ reaction for enantioselective construction of a quaternary stereogenic center

Construction of a quaternary stereogenic center was accomplished through the enantioselective intramolecular allylic substitution reaction of bis-trichloroacetimidate catalyzed by a chiral phosphoramide derivative.

Graphical abstract: Chiral Brønsted acid-catalyzed intramolecular SN2′ reaction for enantioselective construction of a quaternary stereogenic center
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A catalytic antioxidant for limiting amyloid-beta peptide aggregation and reactive oxygen species generation

An Fe corrole is shown to bind to the amyloid-beta peptide and limit reactive oxygen species generation and peptide aggregation of relevance to Alzheimer's disease.

Graphical abstract: A catalytic antioxidant for limiting amyloid-beta peptide aggregation and reactive oxygen species generation
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Nuclear singlet multimers (NUSIMERs) with long-lived singlet states

We are introducing nuclear spin singlet multimers which are molecules that contain several nuclear singlet states that can be populated at the same time.

Graphical abstract: Nuclear singlet multimers (NUSIMERs) with long-lived singlet states
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Reversible coordination of N2 and H2 to a homoleptic S = 1/2 Fe(I) diphosphine complex in solution and the solid state

A 15 valence-electron Fe(I) species rapidly and reversibly binds N2 and H2, the latter producing a rare paramagnetic dihydrogen complex.

Graphical abstract: Reversible coordination of N2 and H2 to a homoleptic S = 1/2 Fe(i) diphosphine complex in solution and the solid state
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Combined reversible switching of ECD and quenching of CPL with chiral fluorescent macrocycles

A series of chiral fluorescent macrocycles display a remarkable combination of both +/– ECD and strong on/off CPL reversible switching upon cation binding and displacement.

Graphical abstract: Combined reversible switching of ECD and quenching of CPL with chiral fluorescent macrocycles
From the themed collection: 2018 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Dynamically imaging collision electrochemistry of single electrochemiluminescence nano-emitters

Dynamically imaging stochastic collision electrochemistry of single nanoparticles by electrochemiluminescence microscopy enables visualization of diverse collision behaviours.

Graphical abstract: Dynamically imaging collision electrochemistry of single electrochemiluminescence nano-emitters
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Revealing the unusual role of bases in activation/deactivation of catalytic systems: O–NHC coupling in M/NHC catalysis

Usual oxygen bases decompose M/NHC complexes to give “NHC-free” metal species and azolones.

Graphical abstract: Revealing the unusual role of bases in activation/deactivation of catalytic systems: O–NHC coupling in M/NHC catalysis
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Palladium(II)-catalyzed γ-selective hydroarylation of alkenyl carbonyl compounds with arylboronic acids

A catalytic γ-selective syn-hydroarylation of alkenyl carbonyl compounds using arylboronic acids has been developed using a substrate directivity approach with a palladium(II) catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Palladium(ii)-catalyzed γ-selective hydroarylation of alkenyl carbonyl compounds with arylboronic acids
From the themed collection: The ChemRxiv Collection
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Large-bite diboranes for the μ(1,2) complexation of hydrazine and cyanide

A diborane based on the 1,8-biphenylenediyl backbone displays a high affinity for hydrazine while also behaving as a cyanide sponge.

Graphical abstract: Large-bite diboranes for the μ(1,2) complexation of hydrazine and cyanide
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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High yield accelerated reactions in nonvolatile microthin films: chemical derivatization for analysis of single-cell intracellular fluid

The identification of trace components from an individual cell can require derivatization under mild conditions for successful analysis by mass spectrometry (MS).

Graphical abstract: High yield accelerated reactions in nonvolatile microthin films: chemical derivatization for analysis of single-cell intracellular fluid
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Bright insights into palladium-triggered local chemotherapy

We report fundamental insights into the validity, reliability and clinical feasibility of using heterogeneous Pd catalysts as implantable devices to accurately activate chemotherapy within a tumour.

Graphical abstract: Bright insights into palladium-triggered local chemotherapy
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Selective and catalytic carbon dioxide and heteroallene activation mediated by cerium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes

A series of rare earth complexes of the form Ln(LR)3 supported by bidentate ortho-aryloxide–NHC ligands are reported (LR = O(o-C6H2tBu2-2,6-CN(C2H2)NR); R = iPr, tBu, Mes; Ln = Ce, Sm, Eu).

Graphical abstract: Selective and catalytic carbon dioxide and heteroallene activation mediated by cerium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes
From the themed collection: 2018 ChemSci Pick of the Week Collection
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Treatment of hyperphosphatemia based on specific interactions between phosphorus and Zr(IV) active centers of nano-MOFs

We describe a kind of Zr(IV)-based nano-MOF that is well suited for specific adsorption and selective fluorescence sensing of phosphate based on specific interactions between Zr(IV) and phosphate which provides a new approach for treatment of hyperphosphatemia.

Graphical abstract: Treatment of hyperphosphatemia based on specific interactions between phosphorus and Zr(iv) active centers of nano-MOFs
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Silver-mediated oxidative functionalization of alkylsilanes

A general approach to the functionalization of aliphatic C–Si bonds in the presence of silver salts and oxidants has been reported.

Graphical abstract: Silver-mediated oxidative functionalization of alkylsilanes
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Tunable syngas production from photocatalytic CO2 reduction with mitigated charge recombination driven by spatially separated cocatalysts

This paper describes the production of syngas from photocatalytic CO2 reduction with a tunable CO/H2 ratio via adjusting the properties of CuPt alloy and the distribution of cocatalysts on TiO2 hollow spheres.

Graphical abstract: Tunable syngas production from photocatalytic CO2 reduction with mitigated charge recombination driven by spatially separated cocatalysts
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Enhancement of triplet-sensitized upconversion in rigid polymers via singlet exciton sink approach

Quenching of emitter singlets by the sensitizer limits the efficiency of sensitized upconversion, unless an emissive exciton sink is employed.

Graphical abstract: Enhancement of triplet-sensitized upconversion in rigid polymers via singlet exciton sink approach
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Computational design of a molecular triple photoswitch for wavelength-selective control

meta-Trisazobenzenes allow for wavelength-selective photo-switching of the individual azobenzene branches.

Graphical abstract: Computational design of a molecular triple photoswitch for wavelength-selective control
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Synthesis and structural characterization of inverse-coordination clusters from a two-electron superatomic copper nanocluster

Cuboctahedral copper clusters containing a twelve-coordinated main group element (Cl, Br, S) at the center have been synthesized and characterized.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structural characterization of inverse-coordination clusters from a two-electron superatomic copper nanocluster
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Concentrated electrolytes stabilize bismuth–potassium batteries

A 5 molar concentrated electrolyte effectively stabilizes bismuth–potassium batteries due to its elevated resistance to electrochemical reduction.

Graphical abstract: Concentrated electrolytes stabilize bismuth–potassium batteries
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Label-free and live cell imaging by interferometric scattering microscopy

Despite recent remarkable advances in microscopic techniques, it still remains very challenging to directly observe the complex structure of cytoplasmic organelles in live cells without a fluorescent label.

Graphical abstract: Label-free and live cell imaging by interferometric scattering microscopy
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Total chemical synthesis and biophysical properties of a designed soluble 24 kDa amyloid analogue

A soluble amyloid analogue was designed and prepared by total chemical synthesis using native chemical ligation.

Graphical abstract: Total chemical synthesis and biophysical properties of a designed soluble 24 kDa amyloid analogue
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Rapid photoinduced charge injection into covalent polyoxometalate–bodipy conjugates

A series of redox tunable polyoxometalate–bodipy conjugates display variable charge transfer dynamics occuring down to 54 ps.

Graphical abstract: Rapid photoinduced charge injection into covalent polyoxometalate–bodipy conjugates
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Preventing the coffee-ring effect and aggregate sedimentation by in situ gelation of monodisperse materials

Microscale uniformity and long-range cohesion in multi-functional films assembled through drop-casting is realized by in situ gelation of monodisperse building blocks.

Graphical abstract: Preventing the coffee-ring effect and aggregate sedimentation by in situ gelation of monodisperse materials
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Cs3VO(O2)2CO3: an exceptionally thermostable carbonatoperoxovanadate with an extremely large second-harmonic generation response

A highly thermostable carbonatoperoxovanadate, Cs3VO(O2)2CO3, exhibits a remarkably strong SHG response of approximately 23.0 times that of KDP, which is the largest among those of the reported NLO carbonate materials.

Graphical abstract: Cs3VO(O2)2CO3: an exceptionally thermostable carbonatoperoxovanadate with an extremely large second-harmonic generation response
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A redox-activated theranostic nanoagent: toward multi-mode imaging guided chemo-photothermal therapy

We construct a tumor redox microenvironment responsive core–shell therapeutic nanoagent for multi-mode imaging guided synergistic therapy in vitro and in vivo.

Graphical abstract: A redox-activated theranostic nanoagent: toward multi-mode imaging guided chemo-photothermal therapy
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A lithium-ion-active aerolysin nanopore for effectively trapping long single-stranded DNA

By developing lithium-ion-active aerolysin, for the first time we have achieved aerolysin detection of single-stranded DNA longer than 100 nt.

Graphical abstract: A lithium-ion-active aerolysin nanopore for effectively trapping long single-stranded DNA
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Self-assembled M12L24 nanospheres as a reaction vessel to facilitate a dinuclear Cu(I) catalyzed cyclization reaction

The application of large M12L24 nanospheres allows the pre-concentration of catalysts to reach high local concentrations, facilitating reactions that proceed through dinuclear mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled M12L24 nanospheres as a reaction vessel to facilitate a dinuclear Cu(i) catalyzed cyclization reaction
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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A two-qubit molecular architecture for electron-mediated nuclear quantum simulation

A molecular architecture where two vanadyl-based qubits are linked together is herein described and investigated as a platform for quantum simulation.

Graphical abstract: A two-qubit molecular architecture for electron-mediated nuclear quantum simulation
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Shaping excitons in light-harvesting proteins through nanoplasmonics

Through multiscale simulations, it is shown that nanoplasmonic tips can selectively localize the excitation in LH2 light-harvesting complex, narrowing down to probing one single pigment.

Graphical abstract: Shaping excitons in light-harvesting proteins through nanoplasmonics
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Antimicrobial peptide based magnetic recognition elements and Au@Ag-GO SERS tags with stable internal standards: a three in one biosensor for isolation, discrimination and killing of multiple bacteria in whole blood

A SERS based biosensor has been developed for isolation, detection and killing of multiple bacterial pathogens.

Graphical abstract: Antimicrobial peptide based magnetic recognition elements and Au@Ag-GO SERS tags with stable internal standards: a three in one biosensor for isolation, discrimination and killing of multiple bacteria in whole blood
From the themed collection: 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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