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Themed collection Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu

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Anionic block copolymer vesicles act as Trojan horses to enable efficient occlusion of guest species into host calcite crystals

‘Trojan Horse’ anionic poly(methacrylic acid)–poly(benzyl methacrylate) vesicles enable efficient incorporation of either nanoparticles or soluble small molecules within calcite.

Graphical abstract: Anionic block copolymer vesicles act as Trojan horses to enable efficient occlusion of guest species into host calcite crystals
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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Phosphorus doped SnO2 thin films for transparent conducting oxide applications: synthesis, optoelectronic properties and computational models

Phosphorus doped tin(IV) oxide (P:SnO2) films, with resistivity values of 7.27 × 10−4 Ω cm and improved visible light transmission, have been synthesised by AACVD.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorus doped SnO2 thin films for transparent conducting oxide applications: synthesis, optoelectronic properties and computational models
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A vesicle-aggregation-assembly approach to highly ordered mesoporous γ-alumina microspheres with shifted double-diamond networks

Highly ordered mesoporous γ-alumina microspheres with a shifted double-diamond mesostructure have been synthesized via a vesicle-aggregation-assembly approach.

Graphical abstract: A vesicle-aggregation-assembly approach to highly ordered mesoporous γ-alumina microspheres with shifted double-diamond networks
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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Achieving convenient CO2 electroreduction and photovoltage in tandem using potential-insensitive disordered Ag nanoparticles

This paper describes the rational design of potential insensitive disordered Ag, which could achieve more than 90% faradaic efficiency for CO within a wide voltage range of ∼1.1 V in a photovoltaic-electrochemical systems for CO2 system.

Graphical abstract: Achieving convenient CO2 electroreduction and photovoltage in tandem using potential-insensitive disordered Ag nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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New strategy for designing promising mid-infrared nonlinear optical materials: narrowing the band gap for large nonlinear optical efficiencies and reducing the thermal effect for a high laser-induced damage threshold

A new strategy towards the search for practical IR NLO materials not restricted by the NLO–LIDT incompatibility is verified.

Graphical abstract: New strategy for designing promising mid-infrared nonlinear optical materials: narrowing the band gap for large nonlinear optical efficiencies and reducing the thermal effect for a high laser-induced damage threshold
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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Composition-adjustable Ag–Au substitutional alloy microcages enabling tunable plasmon resonance for ultrasensitive SERS

A facile NaBH4-cooperative GRR strategy generating composition-adjustable Ag–Au substitutional alloy microcages enabling tunable plasmon resonance for ultrasensitive SERS.

Graphical abstract: Composition-adjustable Ag–Au substitutional alloy microcages enabling tunable plasmon resonance for ultrasensitive SERS
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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Highly active nano-sized iridium catalysts: synthesis and operando spectroscopy in a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer

Ultra-high purity nano-sized iridium enclosed in a monolayer of IrIII/IrIV oxides/hydroxides leads to an enhancement in OER activity.

Graphical abstract: Highly active nano-sized iridium catalysts: synthesis and operando spectroscopy in a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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In situ synthesis of sub-nanometer metal particles on hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks via interfacial control for highly efficient catalysis

Sub-nanometer metal particle/hierarchically mesoporous metal–organic framework composites can be synthesized in situ in bio-based surfactant emulsion.

Graphical abstract: In situ synthesis of sub-nanometer metal particles on hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks via interfacial control for highly efficient catalysis
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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Cost-effective 17O enrichment and NMR spectroscopy of mixed-metal terephthalate metal–organic frameworks

Cost-effective 17O enrichment of metal–organic frameworks enables the composition and disorder in mixed-metal materials to be determined using NMR spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Cost-effective 17O enrichment and NMR spectroscopy of mixed-metal terephthalate metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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Overcoming double-step CO2 adsorption and minimizing water co-adsorption in bulky diamine-appended variants of Mg2(dobpdc)

Judicious choice of framework structure allows for single CO2 adsorption steps with bulky primary,secondary diamines appended to metal–organic frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Overcoming double-step CO2 adsorption and minimizing water co-adsorption in bulky diamine-appended variants of Mg2(dobpdc)
From the themed collection: Editor’s Choice – Jihong Yu
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About this collection

In 2012, Chemical Science welcomed Professor Jihong Yu to the journal as an Associate Editor, handling papers in the area of inorganic materials chemistry, with a particular focus on the synthesis and application of nanoporous materials.

Jihong has looked back over Chemical Science papers published recently and has selected some outstanding articles on the theme of inorganic materials. We hope you find them of interest too!

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