Themed collection Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi

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Solution and on-surface synthesis of structurally defined graphene nanoribbons as a new family of semiconductors

Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) with various structures and properties can be synthesized in solution or on surface.

Graphical abstract: Solution and on-surface synthesis of structurally defined graphene nanoribbons as a new family of semiconductors
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Core-dependent properties of copper nanoclusters: valence-pure nanoclusters as NIR TADF emitters and mixed-valence ones as semiconductors

While valence-pure copper alkynyl nanoclusters show near-infrared TADF, the mixed-valence ones exhibit semiconductivity.

Graphical abstract: Core-dependent properties of copper nanoclusters: valence-pure nanoclusters as NIR TADF emitters and mixed-valence ones as semiconductors
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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Photon upconversion utilizing energy beyond the band gap of crystalline silicon with a hybrid TES-ADT/PbS quantum dots system

Photon upconversion with an excitation of energy below the band gap of crystalline silicon was demonstrated with a hybrid system consisting of molecules based on a thiophene conjugated acene (i.e., TES-ADT) and lead sulphide (PbS) quantum dots.

Graphical abstract: Photon upconversion utilizing energy beyond the band gap of crystalline silicon with a hybrid TES-ADT/PbS quantum dots system
From the themed collection: 2019 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection
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Emergence of high ORR activity through controlling local density-of-states by alloying immiscible Au and Ir

Although Ir or Au is not active for ORR, we first demonstrate highly active Au0.5Ir0.5 alloy by emulating Pt LDOS profile.

Graphical abstract: Emergence of high ORR activity through controlling local density-of-states by alloying immiscible Au and Ir
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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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
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Atomically precise Au144(SR)60 nanoclusters (R = Et, Pr) are capped by 12 distinct ligand types of 5-fold equivalence and display gigantic diastereotopic effects

Short-thiolate-protected Au144(SR)60 clusters are capped by 12 distinct ligand types of 5-fold equivalence.

Graphical abstract: Atomically precise Au144(SR)60 nanoclusters (R = Et, Pr) are capped by 12 distinct ligand types of 5-fold equivalence and display gigantic diastereotopic effects
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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Ultrathin Fe-NiO nanosheets as catalytic charge reservoirs for a planar Mo-doped BiVO4 photoanode

Charge accumulation at the interface reflects the charge separation and recombination kinetics, and will strongly contribute to the photoelectrochemical reactions.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin Fe-NiO nanosheets as catalytic charge reservoirs for a planar Mo-doped BiVO4 photoanode
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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Design of efficient bifunctional catalysts for direct conversion of syngas into lower olefins via methanol/dimethyl ether intermediates

Zn–ZrO2/SSZ-13 catalyzed direct conversion of syngas into lower olefins via methanol/DME intermediates with 77% selectivity at 29% CO conversion.

Graphical abstract: Design of efficient bifunctional catalysts for direct conversion of syngas into lower olefins via methanol/dimethyl ether intermediates
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Ultrathin palladium nanosheets with selectively controlled surface facets

Ultrathin two-dimensional palladium nanosheets with selectively exposed surface facets were controllably synthesized by designed functional surfactants.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin palladium nanosheets with selectively controlled surface facets
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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An artificial photosynthetic system for photoaccumulation of two electrons on a fused dipyridophenazine (dppz)–pyridoquinolinone ligand

The π-extended ligand of a ruthenium complex stores two photo-generated electrons, mimicking a key step in photosynthesis.

Graphical abstract: An artificial photosynthetic system for photoaccumulation of two electrons on a fused dipyridophenazine (dppz)–pyridoquinolinone ligand
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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Identifying key descriptors in surface binding: interplay of surface anchoring and intermolecular interactions for carboxylates on Au(110)

The relative stability of carboxylates on Au(110) was investigated as part of a comprehensive study of adsorbate binding on Group IB metals that can be used to predict and understand how to control reactivity in heterogeneous catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Identifying key descriptors in surface binding: interplay of surface anchoring and intermolecular interactions for carboxylates on Au(110)
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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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
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Polyhedral Cu2O to Cu pseudomorphic conversion for stereoselective alkyne semihydrogenation

Cu2O nanocrystals can be pseudomorphically converted into Cu crystals through ammonia borane reduction, releasing hydrogen for stereoselective semihydrogenation of diphenylacetylene.

Graphical abstract: Polyhedral Cu2O to Cu pseudomorphic conversion for stereoselective alkyne semihydrogenation
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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ZnSe quantum dots modified with a Ni(cyclam) catalyst for efficient visible-light driven CO2 reduction in water

A robust precious metal-free photocatalyst system comprised of ligand-free ZnSe quantum dots and a phosphonic acid-functionalised Ni(cyclam) catalyst achieves efficient reduction of aqueous CO2 to CO.

Graphical abstract: ZnSe quantum dots modified with a Ni(cyclam) catalyst for efficient visible-light driven CO2 reduction in water
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Toshiharu Teranishi
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About this collection

In 2019, Chemical Science welcomed Professor Toshiharu Teranishi to the journal as an Associate Editor, handling papers in the areas of nanomaterials and photocatalysis. Toshiharu has looked back over Chemical Science papers published over the past couple of years and has selected some outstanding articles that he would like to share. We hope you enjoy reading through this selection.

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