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Themed collection In celebration of Chinese New Year

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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
Open Access Minireview

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
Open Access Edge Article

Boosting the circularly polarized luminescence of small organic molecules via multi-dimensional morphology control

By regulating the composition of solvents, the assembled nanostructures of chiral molecules transformed from 0D nanospheres to 3D nanoflakes, which showed significantly amplified circularly polarized luminescence.

Graphical abstract: Boosting the circularly polarized luminescence of small organic molecules via multi-dimensional morphology control
From the themed collection: In celebration of Chinese New Year
Open Access Edge Article

Facile synthesis of 1D organic–inorganic perovskite micro-belts with high water stability for sensing and photonic applications

The development of low-dimensional perovskite micro/nanostructures with high water stability for novel photonic/electronic applications is highly desirable.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of 1D organic–inorganic perovskite micro-belts with high water stability for sensing and photonic applications
From the themed collection: Perovskites march on
Open Access Edge Article

Pore-tuning to boost the electrocatalytic activity of polymeric micelle-templated mesoporous Pd nanoparticles

Understanding how mesoporous noble metal architectures affect electrocatalytic performance is very important for the rational design and preparation of high-performance electrocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Pore-tuning to boost the electrocatalytic activity of polymeric micelle-templated mesoporous Pd nanoparticles
From the themed collection: In celebration of Chinese New Year
Open Access Edge Article

Low overpotential water oxidation at neutral pH catalyzed by a copper(II) porphyrin

Low-overpotential water oxidation catalyzed by copper(II) porphyrin to produce O2 in neutral aqueous solution and H2O2 in acidic solution.

Graphical abstract: Low overpotential water oxidation at neutral pH catalyzed by a copper(ii) porphyrin
From the themed collection: 2019 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
Open Access Edge Article

Efficient solar cells sensitized by a promising new type of porphyrin: dye-aggregation suppressed by double strapping

Doubly strapped porphyrin improved efficiency from 8.6% to 9.3% and finally to 10.6% through a combined approach of coadsorption and cosensitization.

Graphical abstract: Efficient solar cells sensitized by a promising new type of porphyrin: dye-aggregation suppressed by double strapping
From the themed collection: In celebration of Chinese New Year
Open Access Edge Article

Novel near-infrared II aggregation-induced emission dots for in vivo bioimaging

Novel biocompatible NIR-II aggregation-induced emission dots are facilely assembled and used for NIR-II biomedical fluorescence imaging.

Graphical abstract: Novel near-infrared II aggregation-induced emission dots for in vivo bioimaging
Open Access Edge Article

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
Open Access Edge Article

Photon-upconverting chiral liquid crystal: significantly amplified upconverted circularly polarized luminescence

By blending a chiral acceptor and a sensitizer into a nematic liquid crystal, a chiral nematic liquid crystal showing amplified upconverted circularly polarized luminescence could be obtained.

Graphical abstract: Photon-upconverting chiral liquid crystal: significantly amplified upconverted circularly polarized luminescence
Open Access Edge Article

Transition-metal free C–C bond cleavage/borylation of cycloketone oxime esters

An efficient transition-metal free C–C bond cleavage/borylation of cycloketone oxime esters has been described. In this reaction, the B2(OH)4 reagent not only served as the boron source but also acted as an electron donor source through formation of a complex with a DMAc-like Lewis base.

Graphical abstract: Transition-metal free C–C bond cleavage/borylation of cycloketone oxime esters
Open Access Edge Article

Organic emitter integrating aggregation-induced delayed fluorescence and room-temperature phosphorescence characteristics, and its application in time-resolved luminescence imaging

A luminophore integrating aggregation-induced delayed fluorescence and room-temperature phosphorescence for time-resolved luminescence imaging.

Graphical abstract: Organic emitter integrating aggregation-induced delayed fluorescence and room-temperature phosphorescence characteristics, and its application in time-resolved luminescence imaging
From the themed collection: In celebration of Chinese New Year
Open Access Edge Article

Deciphering the working mechanism of aggregation-induced emission of tetraphenylethylene derivatives by ultrafast spectroscopy

Photocyclized intermediate formation and quasi C[double bond, length as m-dash]C twisting are the dominant processes behind the AIE.

Graphical abstract: Deciphering the working mechanism of aggregation-induced emission of tetraphenylethylene derivatives by ultrafast spectroscopy
Open Access Edge Article

The development of a novel AND logic based fluorescence probe for the detection of peroxynitrite and GSH

We have developed a novel AND logic based fluorescence probe for the simultaneous detection of ONOO and GSH (GSH-PF3).

Graphical abstract: The development of a novel AND logic based fluorescence probe for the detection of peroxynitrite and GSH
From the themed collection: The Mechanics of Supramolecular Chemistry
Open Access Edge Article

Rational design of a water-soluble NIR AIEgen, and its application in ultrafast wash-free cellular imaging and photodynamic cancer cell ablation

The first water-soluble NIR AIEgen was synthesized and used for ultrafast wash-free cellular imaging and photodynamic cancer cell ablation.

Graphical abstract: Rational design of a water-soluble NIR AIEgen, and its application in ultrafast wash-free cellular imaging and photodynamic cancer cell ablation
Open Access Edge Article

Trends in activity for the oxygen evolution reaction on transition metal (M = Fe, Co, Ni) phosphide pre-catalysts

A notable trend in OER activity on transition metal phosphide pre-catalysts is reported. Remarkably, the tri-metallic FeCoNiP pre-catalysts exhibit exceptional apparent and intrinsic OER activities, outperforming many non-precious OER catalysts reported previously.

Graphical abstract: Trends in activity for the oxygen evolution reaction on transition metal (M = Fe, Co, Ni) phosphide pre-catalysts
From the themed collection: Most popular 2018-2019 catalysis articles
Open Access Edge Article

Direct evidence of charge separation in a metal–organic framework: efficient and selective photocatalytic oxidative coupling of amines via charge and energy transfer

For the first time, the photoexcited charge separation in a metal–organic framework has been evidenced with clear ESR signals, based on efficient and selective photocatalytic oxidative coupling of amines.

Graphical abstract: Direct evidence of charge separation in a metal–organic framework: efficient and selective photocatalytic oxidative coupling of amines via charge and energy transfer
From the themed collection: In celebration of Chinese New Year
Open Access Edge Article

Extraction of nickel from NiFe-LDH into Ni2P@NiFe hydroxide as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for efficient overall water splitting

Ni2P@FePOx has been synthesized via extraction and selective phosphorization of nickel in NiFe-LDH, and then conversed to a new heterostructure of Ni2P@NiFe hydroxide (P-NiFe) during water splitting. P-NiFe can act as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for overall water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Extraction of nickel from NiFe-LDH into Ni2P@NiFe hydroxide as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for efficient overall water splitting
Open Access Edge Article

Cell imaging of dopamine receptor using agonist labeling iridium(III) complex

A long-lived complex 13 could selectively bind to dopamine receptors (D1R/D2R) and monitor their internalization in living cells.

Graphical abstract: Cell imaging of dopamine receptor using agonist labeling iridium(iii) complex
Open Access Edge Article

Achieving efficient photodynamic therapy under both normoxia and hypoxia using cyclometalated Ru(II) photosensitizer through type I photochemical process

A type I Ru(II) photosensitizer retained an excellent PDT effect under hypoxia through the formation of highly-oxidative hydroxyl radicals under light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Achieving efficient photodynamic therapy under both normoxia and hypoxia using cyclometalated Ru(ii) photosensitizer through type I photochemical process
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About this collection

In celebration of Chinese New Year, we are delighted to present a special collection of articles by authors in China. This collection of popular articles highlights important contributions from China in a range of fields including analytical science, bioinorganic, catalysis, chemical biology, environmental and sustainable chemistry, materials science, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and supramolecular chemistry.

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

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