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Themed collection Most popular 2018-2019 review articles

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Mechanical properties of metal–organic frameworks

As the field of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) continues to grow, the physical stability and mechanical properties of these porous materials has become a topic of great interest.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical properties of metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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Two-dimensional UV spectroscopy: a new insight into the structure and dynamics of biomolecules

Two-dimensional ultraviolet spectroscopy has the potential to deliver rich structural and dynamical information on biomolecules such as DNA and proteins.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional UV spectroscopy: a new insight into the structure and dynamics of biomolecules
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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New avenues for C–B bond formation via radical intermediates

Efficient radical routes to important alkyl and aryl boronic esters have been developed over the past few years. Such reactions are complementary to existing transition-metal catalysed cross coupling processes.

Graphical abstract: New avenues for C–B bond formation via radical intermediates
From the themed collection: 2019 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Revealing the nature of active sites in electrocatalysis

In this perspective, key aspects for the identification, design and optimization of active centers at the surface of electrocatalysts are analyzed.

Graphical abstract: Revealing the nature of active sites in electrocatalysis
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 catalysis articles
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Fluorescent probes for organelle-targeted bioactive species imaging

The dynamic fluctuations of bioactive species in living cells are associated with numerous physiological and pathological phenomena. The emergence of organelle-targeted fluorescent probes has significantly facilitated our understanding on the biological functions of these species. This review describes the design, applications, challenges and potential directions of organelle-targeted bioactive species probes.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent probes for organelle-targeted bioactive species imaging
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Proton transfer in hydrogen-bonded degenerate systems of water and ammonia in metal–organic frameworks

Porous crystalline metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are emerging as a new class of proton conductors through the hydrogen-bonded degenerate system.

Graphical abstract: Proton transfer in hydrogen-bonded degenerate systems of water and ammonia in metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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En route to metal-mediated and metal-catalysed reactions in water

This perspective report presents the key approaches for the development of various organometallic reactions in aqueous media.

Graphical abstract: En route to metal-mediated and metal-catalysed reactions in water
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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Adaptive responses of sterically confined intramolecular chalcogen bonds

The existence of intramolecular chalcogen bonds (IChBs) in 2,6-disubstituted arylchalcogen derivatives is determined by the substituents and the sigma hole donor behavior of the chalcogen atom in the molecule.

Graphical abstract: Adaptive responses of sterically confined intramolecular chalcogen bonds
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Towards a molecular understanding of cellulose dissolution in ionic liquids: anion/cation effect, synergistic mechanism and physicochemical aspects

This perspective summarizes mechanistic studies on cellulose dissolution in ionic liquids, highlighting the synergistic mechanism, physicochemical aspects and future research trends.

Graphical abstract: Towards a molecular understanding of cellulose dissolution in ionic liquids: anion/cation effect, synergistic mechanism and physicochemical aspects
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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Spin states, vibrations and spin relaxation in molecular nanomagnets and spin qubits: a critical perspective

Spin–vibration coupling has been proven to be crucial for spin dynamics; theoretical studies are now addressing this experimental challenge.

Graphical abstract: Spin states, vibrations and spin relaxation in molecular nanomagnets and spin qubits: a critical perspective
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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Mechanochemistry as an emerging tool for molecular synthesis: what can it offer?

Mechanochemistry is becoming more widespread as a technique for molecular synthesis with new mechanochemical reactions being discovered at increasing frequency. This perspective explores what more it can offer, aside from the clear benefit of reduced solvent consumption.

Graphical abstract: Mechanochemistry as an emerging tool for molecular synthesis: what can it offer?
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Tailoring polymer dispersity and shape of molecular weight distributions: methods and applications

This review explores the different synthetic methods by which dispersity and MWD shape can be tuned and discusses the different properties and applications where this variation is beneficial.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring polymer dispersity and shape of molecular weight distributions: methods and applications
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Biomedical applications of copper-free click chemistry: in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo

Copper-free click chemistry has resulted in a change of paradigm, showing that artificial chemical reactions can occur on cell surfaces, in cell cytosol, or within the body. It has emerged as a valuable tool in biomedical fields.

Graphical abstract: Biomedical applications of copper-free click chemistry: in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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Polyoxometalates as components of supramolecular assemblies

The non-covalent interactions between polyoxometalates and inorganic- and organic-based moieties give rise to functional nanoassemblies with diverse potential in applied science.

Graphical abstract: Polyoxometalates as components of supramolecular assemblies
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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Visual kinetic analysis

Naked-eye comparison of reaction profiles is a powerful tool to extract mechanistic information – FAQ, video tutorial and templated examples included.

Graphical abstract: Visual kinetic analysis
From the themed collection: Celebrating our 2020 Prize and Award winners
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Polariton chemistry: controlling molecular dynamics with optical cavities

Strong coupling of molecules with confined electromagnetic fields provides novel strategies to control chemical reactivity and spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Polariton chemistry: controlling molecular dynamics with optical cavities
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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Mechanisms of catalytic reduction of CO2 with heme and nonheme metal complexes

This critical review discusses the thermal and photocatalytic mechanisms of one-, two-, four-, six- and eight-electron reduction of CO2 with metal complex catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Mechanisms of catalytic reduction of CO2 with heme and nonheme metal complexes
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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Electrochemical imaging of cells and tissues

This minireview summarizes the recent achievements of electrochemical imaging platforms to map cellular functions in biological specimens using electrochemical scanning nano/micro-probe microscopy and 2D chips containing microelectrode arrays.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical imaging of cells and tissues
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Recent advances in near-infrared II fluorophores for multifunctional biomedical imaging

A review of recent advances in near-infrared II fluorophores for multifunctional biomedical imaging.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in near-infrared II fluorophores for multifunctional biomedical imaging
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Advances in targeting the folate receptor in the treatment/imaging of cancers

The folate receptor (FR) is an important biomarker for many cancers, and its overexpression on tumours can be exploited for targeted therapy, diagnosis and imaging.

Graphical abstract: Advances in targeting the folate receptor in the treatment/imaging of cancers
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 review articles
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About this collection

This specially curated collection pulls together some of the most popular review articles from 2018 and 2019. The collection highlights contributions to fields spanning the chemical sciences, from biological probes and imaging, to MOFs and mechanochemistry for synthesis, and as with all Chemical Science articles – they are all completely free to access and read. We hope you enjoy browsing through this collection.

See also:

Most popular 2018-2019 organic chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 catalysis articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 analytical chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 materials chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 main group, inorganic and organometallic chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 chemical biology articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 physical and theoretical chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 supramolecular chemistry articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 energy articles, 2020
Most popular 2018-2019 nanoscience articles, 2020

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