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Current advances in bio-fabricated quantum dots emphasising the study of mechanisms to diversify their catalytic and biomedical applications

Recent progress in the bio-mediated preparation of quantum dots as a greener and efficacious approach towards their surface functionalization in light of their varied applications is summarised.

Graphical abstract: Current advances in bio-fabricated quantum dots emphasising the study of mechanisms to diversify their catalytic and biomedical applications
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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The chemistry of dithietes, 1,2,5,6-tetrathiocins and higher oligomers

The chemistry of 1,2-dithietes is compared with 1,2,5,6-tetrathiocins and higher oligomers, providing access to a diversity of sulfur-rich heterocycles and dithiolate complexes.

Graphical abstract: The chemistry of dithietes, 1,2,5,6-tetrathiocins and higher oligomers
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Advancing the extended roles of 3D transition metal based heterostructures with copious active sites for electrocatalytic water splitting

This review highlights the importance of 3D transition metal based heterostructures with improved active sites for metal hydroxides, LDHs, oxides, sulfides and metal phosphides and the influencing roles of 3D foams in water splitting.

Graphical abstract: Advancing the extended roles of 3D transition metal based heterostructures with copious active sites for electrocatalytic water splitting
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Insights into the past and future of Janus-di-N-heterocyclic carbenes

Insights into the past and future of Janus-head di-NHC ligands.

Graphical abstract: Insights into the past and future of Janus-di-N-heterocyclic carbenes
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Influence of the choice of precursors on the synthesis of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides

This perspective illustrates the recent conceptual advancements in the growth of layered vdW TMDCs using either multi-source precursors or single-source precursors and provides a critical evaluation of these two approaches.

Graphical abstract: Influence of the choice of precursors on the synthesis of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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A review on platinum(0) nanocatalysts for hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of ammonia borane

This review reports a survey on the progress in developing highly efficient platinum nanocatalysts for the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane (AB).

Graphical abstract: A review on platinum(0) nanocatalysts for hydrogen generation from the hydrolysis of ammonia borane
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Designed polynuclear lanthanide complexes for quantum information processing

The design of dissymmetric organic ligands has been exploited to produce heterometallic dinuclear and trinuclear lanthanide-based coordination compounds with the requirements to act as logical quantum gates for spin-based quantum computing.

Graphical abstract: Designed polynuclear lanthanide complexes for quantum information processing
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
Perspective

Fluorescent chemosensors containing redox-active ferrocene: a review

The analytical novelty and sensing mechanisms of some important ferrocene based fluorescent chemosensors are discussed to open new scopes for future research.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent chemosensors containing redox-active ferrocene: a review
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Recent progress on pristine two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks as active components in supercapacitors

Recent progress on 2D conductive MOFs and 2D layered MOFs containing pillar-layered MOFs and 2D nanosheets as electrode materials in SCs is reviewed, including synthetic design strategies, electrochemical performances, and working mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress on pristine two-dimensional metal–organic frameworks as active components in supercapacitors
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Exploring the structure–property schemes in anion–π systems of d-block metalates

The emerging picturesque landscape of anion–π systems involving d-block metalates (cyanidometalates, halogenometalates, polyoxometalates) is presented based on a literature review and the personal research experience of the authors.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the structure–property schemes in anion–π systems of d-block metalates
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Metal–organic frameworks as proton conductors: strategies for improved proton conductivity

Various innovative strategies and methodologies for the development of MOFs and coordination polymers based materials for high performance solid state proton conductors and proton exchange membranes are outlined.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks as proton conductors: strategies for improved proton conductivity
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Hybrid dual-function thermal energy harvesting and storage technologies: towards self-chargeable flexible/wearable devices

This review focuses on the advances in thermally-chargeable supercapacitors for flexible/wearable applications, starting from an overview of thermoelectric generators and supercapacitors up to the rational design of all-in-one hybrid technologies.

Graphical abstract: Hybrid dual-function thermal energy harvesting and storage technologies: towards self-chargeable flexible/wearable devices
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
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Main-group metal complexes of α-diimine ligands: structure, bonding and reactivity

The use of dad (and bian) ligands in the stabilization of main-group complexes, in particular metal–metal-bonded compounds, as well as the small molecule reactivity of these (low-valent) metal complexes, is summarized.

Graphical abstract: Main-group metal complexes of α-diimine ligands: structure, bonding and reactivity
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Post-synthetic modifications (PSM) on metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) for visible-light-initiated photocatalysis

In this frontier article, we have summarized different PSM strategies for the development of photoactive MOFs for a variety of photocatalytic applications.

Graphical abstract: Post-synthetic modifications (PSM) on metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) for visible-light-initiated photocatalysis
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Recent advances in sulfur tetrafluoride chemistry: syntheses, structures, and applications

Recent advances, mainly the last ten years, in syntheses and structures of SF4-related compounds including its cationic and anionic derivatives and adducts with Lewis bases are concisely reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in sulfur tetrafluoride chemistry: syntheses, structures, and applications
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
Frontier

Biosynthesis of the [FeFe] hydrogenase H-cluster via a synthetic [Fe(II)(CN)(CO)2(cysteinate)] complex

The synthetic complex [Fe(II)(CN)(CO)2(cysteinate)] as donated from Syn-B bound as the substrate in the radical SAM enzyme HydE.

Graphical abstract: Biosynthesis of the [FeFe] hydrogenase H-cluster via a synthetic [Fe(ii)(CN)(CO)2(cysteinate)]− complex
From the themed collection: 2021 Frontier and Perspective articles
Communication

Synthesis, isolation and characterization of a stable lithium stannenolate. A keto or an enol tautomer?

The synthesis and isolation of the first stable lithium stannenolate is reported. Structural and spectroscopic data, in combination with DFT quantum-mechanical calculations, indicate that the stannenolate adopts the keto tautomeric structure.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, isolation and characterization of a stable lithium stannenolate. A keto or an enol tautomer?
Communication

A sextuple-decker heteroleptic phthalocyanine heterometallic samarium–cadmium complex with crystal structure and nonlinear optical properties in solution and gel glass

Sextuple-decker heteroleptic phthalocyanine, whose single crystal structure has been clearly characterized, exhibits excellent nonlinear optical properties of the solution and gel glass.

Graphical abstract: A sextuple-decker heteroleptic phthalocyanine heterometallic samarium–cadmium complex with crystal structure and nonlinear optical properties in solution and gel glass
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Communication

N-Functionalisation of 5,5′-bistetrazole providing 2,2′-di(azidomethyl)bistetrazole: a melt-castable metal-free green primary explosive

Hydroxymethylation of 5,5′-bistetrazole paves the way for 2,2′ di(azidomethyl)-5,5′-bistetrazole – the highlight of this work. It's initiation capability and thermal behavior offers the application as melt-castable metal-free green primary explosive.

Graphical abstract: N-Functionalisation of 5,5′-bistetrazole providing 2,2′-di(azidomethyl)bistetrazole: a melt-castable metal-free green primary explosive
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Anion recognition by halogen bonding and hydrogen bonding bis(triazole)-imidazolium [2]rotaxanes

A novel halogen bonding bis(iodotriazole)-imidazolium axle containing [2]rotaxane is capable of strong halide and sulfate binding in highly competitive aqueous–organic solvent mixtures.

Graphical abstract: Anion recognition by halogen bonding and hydrogen bonding bis(triazole)-imidazolium [2]rotaxanes
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Communication

Identifying lifetime as one of the key parameters responsible for the low brightness of lanthanide-based OLEDs

Using red-emitting Eu3+ complexes, the key factor curbing lanthanide-based OLED luminance was found, which is the lifetime of the excited state.

Graphical abstract: Identifying lifetime as one of the key parameters responsible for the low brightness of lanthanide-based OLEDs
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Communication

Facile fabrication of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate)-coated selenium nanowire/carbon nanotube composite films for flexible thermoelectric applications

A PEDOT:PSS-coated Se/MWCNT composite film was fabricated via simple solution mixing and vacuum filtration. The fabricated composite film exhibited better thermoelectric performance than pristine Se NW.

Graphical abstract: Facile fabrication of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate)-coated selenium nanowire/carbon nanotube composite films for flexible thermoelectric applications
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Communication

Solvothermal and mechanochemical intercalation of Cu into La2O2S2 enabled by the redox reactivity of (S2)2− pairs

Intercalation of Cu into layered polychalcogenide La2O2S2 was demonstrated to be viable both under solvothermal conditions at 200 °C and mechanical ball milling at ambient temperature.

Graphical abstract: Solvothermal and mechanochemical intercalation of Cu into La2O2S2 enabled by the redox reactivity of (S2)2− pairs
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Communication

Redox induced S–S bond cleavage of 2,2′-dithiobisbenzothiazole – leading to a [2Ru-2S] core analogous to [2Fe-2S] cluster

Facile reduction of 2,2′-dithiobisbenzothiazole by the mediation of metal-to-ligand charge transfer or by internal reducing equivalent is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Redox induced S–S bond cleavage of 2,2′-dithiobisbenzothiazole – leading to a [2Ru-2S] core analogous to [2Fe-2S] cluster
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An efficient chromium(III)-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of methylarenes in water for the green preparation of corresponding acids

A highly efficient method to oxidize methylarenes to their corresponding acids with a reusable Cr catalyst was developed. Catalysts which can be recycled, green oxidants and solvent make this new methodology environmentally benign and cost-effective.

Graphical abstract: An efficient chromium(iii)-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of methylarenes in water for the green preparation of corresponding acids
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Communication

Protein powder derived nitrogen-doped carbon supported atomically dispersed iron sites for selective oxidation of ethylbenzene

A single atom catalyst Fe1/NC, synthesized by ball milling with protein powder as the nitrogen source, exhibited superb performance for selective oxidation of ethylbenzene.

Graphical abstract: Protein powder derived nitrogen-doped carbon supported atomically dispersed iron sites for selective oxidation of ethylbenzene
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Communication

CpFe(CO)2 anion-catalyzed highly efficient hydrosilylation of ketones and aldehydes

K[CpFe(CO)2] and [NEt4][CpFe(CO)2] enabled highly efficient hydrosilylation of ketones and aldehydes with PhSiH3 to synthesize tris- and bis(alkoxy)silanes in excellent yields depending on the substituents on the carbonyl compounds.

Graphical abstract: CpFe(CO)2 anion-catalyzed highly efficient hydrosilylation of ketones and aldehydes
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Communication

Maximizing metal utilization by coupling cross-linked PtRu multi-atom on an atomically dispersed ZnFeNC support

Here, we realized the full utilization of Pt and Ru atoms by anchoring the cross-linked PtRu multi-atom on the surface of atomically dispersed Zn, Fe and N tri-doped carbon nanomaterials through Pt–N and Ru–N bonds.

Graphical abstract: Maximizing metal utilization by coupling cross-linked PtRu multi-atom on an atomically dispersed ZnFeNC support
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Communication

Palladium hydride with high-index facets for enhanced methanol oxidation

Palladium hydride with high-index facets feature a high density of atomic steps and adjusted electronic structure by incorporating hydrogen into palladium lattice, which brings about enhanced electrocatalytic activity and durability in methanol oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Palladium hydride with high-index facets for enhanced methanol oxidation
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Communication

Dual role of silver in a fluorogenic N-squaraine probe based on Ag(I)–π interactions

Cyano-N-squaraine 1 is a cinderella molecule that can offer a bright fluorescence turn-on response when an appropriate silver shoe was used.

Graphical abstract: Dual role of silver in a fluorogenic N-squaraine probe based on Ag(i)–π interactions
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Catalysis of CO2 reduction by diazapyridinophane complexes of Fe, Co, and Ni: CO2 binding triggered by combined frontier MO associations involving a SOMO

The Fe- and Co-based molecular catalysts are found to utilize multiple sets of frontier MO associations at the CO2 binding by including one of the SOMOs in a high-spin Fe(I) and Co(I) center, respectively, accelerating these oxidative addition steps.

Graphical abstract: Catalysis of CO2 reduction by diazapyridinophane complexes of Fe, Co, and Ni: CO2 binding triggered by combined frontier MO associations involving a SOMO
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An organometallic catalase mimic with exceptional activity, H2O2 stability, and catalase/peroxidase selectivity

An organometallic complex catalyzes H2O2 disproportionation with an overall performance 14 200-fold greater than the best-performing MnSOD mimic.

Graphical abstract: An organometallic catalase mimic with exceptional activity, H2O2 stability, and catalase/peroxidase selectivity
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Polyoxometalate@MOF derived porous carbon-supported MoO2/MoS2 octahedra boosting high-rate lithium storage

C-MoO2/MoS2 octahedral heterostructure is fabricated from NENU-5, in which the ordered dispersion and encapsulation of POM at the molecular level can be achieved. The high capacitive contribution results in the fast lithiation/delithiation processes.

Graphical abstract: Polyoxometalate@MOF derived porous carbon-supported MoO2/MoS2 octahedra boosting high-rate lithium storage
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Halogenation affects driving forces, reorganization energies and “rocking” motions in strained [Fe(tpy)2]2+ complexes

Halogenation of [Fe(tpy)2]2+ at 6 and 6′′ positions of tpy has a clear and predictable impact on the tpy ligand “rocking” motion that is correlated to numerous other geometrical distortions and reorganization energies for spin-state changes.

Graphical abstract: Halogenation affects driving forces, reorganization energies and “rocking” motions in strained [Fe(tpy)2]2+ complexes
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Janus -faced oxidant and antioxidant profiles of organo diselenides

A series of trifunctional diselenides have been synthesized and exhibit Janus-faced antioxidant (hydrogen peroxide decomposer and radical quencher antioxidant) and oxidant (ROS generation) properties.

Graphical abstract: Janus -faced oxidant and antioxidant profiles of organo diselenides
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Synthesis and coordination behaviour of aluminate-based quinolyl ligands

The effects of moving the donor N-atom from the 2-position to the more remote position in (8-quinolyl)aluminates have been investigated by solid-state structural studies and DFT calculations, with large differences in Li+ coordination being found.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and coordination behaviour of aluminate-based quinolyl ligands
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Medicinal Au(I) compounds targeting urease as prospective antimicrobial agents: unveiling the structural basis for enzyme inhibition

A few gold compounds were recently found to show antimicrobial properties in vitro, holding great promise for the discovery of new drugs to overcome antibiotic resistance.

Graphical abstract: Medicinal Au(i) compounds targeting urease as prospective antimicrobial agents: unveiling the structural basis for enzyme inhibition
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Bonding analysis in ytterbium(II) distannyl and related tetryls

The suite of heterobimetallic ytterbium(II) tetryls [Yb{E(SiMe3)3}2·(thf)x] (E = Si, Ge, Sn) have been synthesised, and their bonding and electronic properties have been comprehensively investigated.

Graphical abstract: Bonding analysis in ytterbium(ii) distannyl and related tetryls
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Computational determination of the mechanism of the Pd-catalyzed formation of isatoic anhydrides from o-haloanilines, CO, and CO2

External CMD for N–H activation. Stepwise more favourable than concerted. n = 0, Carbonylation prior to carboxylation. n = 1, Only carbonylation.

Graphical abstract: Computational determination of the mechanism of the Pd-catalyzed formation of isatoic anhydrides from o-haloanilines, CO, and CO2
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An aqueous polyethylene oxide-based solid-state electrolyte with high voltage stability for dendrite-free lithium deposition via a self-healing electrostatic shield

The BC-PEO-Cs+ electrolyte enables uniform and dendrite-free Li deposition by self-healing electrostatic shield and presents wide electrochemical stability window of 5.8 V as well as enhanced rate capability.

Graphical abstract: An aqueous polyethylene oxide-based solid-state electrolyte with high voltage stability for dendrite-free lithium deposition via a self-healing electrostatic shield
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Periodic charge matching driven immobilization of gentamicin in nanoclays for stable and long-term antibacterial coating

Gentamicin was stabilized in a bentonite clay via periodic charge–charge interaction and was successfully incorporated into a polymer film for long-term sustained antibacterial coating.

Graphical abstract: Periodic charge matching driven immobilization of gentamicin in nanoclays for stable and long-term antibacterial coating
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Thermodynamics and structural characterization of the nickel(II) and zinc(II) complexes of various peptide fragments of tau protein

Copper(II) and nickel(II) form higher stability complexes with all fragments of tau protein than zinc(II) but His32 is the preferred binding site for copper(II) and nickel(II) and His329–His330 for zinc(II).

Graphical abstract: Thermodynamics and structural characterization of the nickel(ii) and zinc(ii) complexes of various peptide fragments of tau protein
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Facile synthesis of cyclo-(P4tBu3)-containing oligo- and pnictaphosphanes

Activation of white phosphorus enables the facile synthesis of novel oligo- and pnictaphosphanes including the first examples of a tri-coordinate group 15 element with an EP3 substructure.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of cyclo-(P4tBu3)-containing oligo- and pnictaphosphanes
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Rylene- and diaza-rylene-derived cobalt clusters for solid-state pyrolysis towards undoped and N-doped carbon nanoparticles

A set of four tetraalkynyl rylene and diaza-rylene (L) templated clusters of the type [LCo8(CO)24] was synthesized and fully characterized. Their solid state pyrolysis led to carbon nanoparticles of different shapes depending on the C : N and C : Co ratio.

Graphical abstract: Rylene- and diaza-rylene-derived cobalt clusters for solid-state pyrolysis towards undoped and N-doped carbon nanoparticles
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Magnetic anisotropies of Ho(III) and Dy(III) single-molecule magnets experimentally determined via polarized neutron diffraction

The magnetic anisotropy of two isostructural Ho- and Dy-containing pentagonal-bipyramidal complexes have been obtained using polarized neutron diffraction.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic anisotropies of Ho(iii) and Dy(iii) single-molecule magnets experimentally determined via polarized neutron diffraction
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Variation of the electrocatalytic activity of isostructural oxides Sr2LaFeMnO7 and Sr2LaCoMnO7 for hydrogen and oxygen-evolution reactions

The effect of the electronic configurations of transition metals on electrocatalytic activity, charge transport, and magnetism is demonstrated in Sr2LaFeMnO7 and Sr2LaCoMnO7.

Graphical abstract: Variation of the electrocatalytic activity of isostructural oxides Sr2LaFeMnO7 and Sr2LaCoMnO7 for hydrogen and oxygen-evolution reactions
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Enhancing the interfacial stability of LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2 cathode materials by a surface-concentration gradient strategy

Surface-concentration gradient LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2 displays better interfacial stability and improved electrochemical performances.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the interfacial stability of LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2 cathode materials by a surface-concentration gradient strategy
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Near-infrared light-responsive photothermal α-Fe2O3@Au/PDA core/shell nanostructure with on–off controllable anti-bacterial effects

A near-infrared light-responsive photothermal α-Fe2O3@Au/PDA core/shell nanostructure with on–off controllable anti-bacterial effects against both Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared light-responsive photothermal α-Fe2O3@Au/PDA core/shell nanostructure with on–off controllable anti-bacterial effects
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Synthesis and DNA interaction studies of Ru(II) cell penetrating peptide (CPP) bioconjugates

The synthesis and biological investigations of the first bioconjugates of ruthenium(II) dipyridophenazine complexes with two different covalently attached cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) is described.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and DNA interaction studies of Ru(ii) cell penetrating peptide (CPP) bioconjugates
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Facile hydrothermal synthesis and enhanced electrochemical properties of a layered NiSiO/RGO nanocomposite with an interesting dandelion-like structure

Interesting layer dandelion-like NiSiO/RGO nanospheres are in situ synthesized on the spherical SiO2via the hydrothermal method, and the NiSiO/RGO nanospheres show good electrochemical property.

Graphical abstract: Facile hydrothermal synthesis and enhanced electrochemical properties of a layered NiSiO/RGO nanocomposite with an interesting dandelion-like structure
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Syntheses, structural modulation, and slow magnetic relaxation of three dysprosium(III) complexes with mononuclear, dinuclear, and one-dimensional structures

Three mononuclear, dinuclear and one-dimensional dysprosium(III) complexes based on 3-azotriazolyl-2,6-dihydroxybenzoic acid displaying slow magnetic relaxation were synthesized and characterized.

Graphical abstract: Syntheses, structural modulation, and slow magnetic relaxation of three dysprosium(iii) complexes with mononuclear, dinuclear, and one-dimensional structures
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Optimization of axial ligands to promote the photoactivation of BODIPY-conjugated platinum(IV) anticancer prodrugs

Herein, we report a series of photoactivable carboplatin-based platinum(IV) prodrugs with different lengths of BODIPY axial ligands. The acetylated prodrug AC3C with an appropriate length of the BODIPY ligand is photoactivated the most efficiently.

Graphical abstract: Optimization of axial ligands to promote the photoactivation of BODIPY-conjugated platinum(iv) anticancer prodrugs
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Nanosized CuO encapsulated Ni/Co bimetal Prussian blue with high anti-interference and stability for electrochemical non-enzymatic glucose detection

Non-enzymatic glucose sensors based on metal oxides are receiving remarkable attention owing to their outstanding characteristics of being easy-to use, low cost, and reusability.

Graphical abstract: Nanosized CuO encapsulated Ni/Co bimetal Prussian blue with high anti-interference and stability for electrochemical non-enzymatic glucose detection
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Dipole fluctuation and structural phase transition in hydrogen-bonding molecular assemblies of mononuclear CuII complexes with polar fluorobenzoate ligands

An effective approach to construct dynamic motional space in molecular crystals is accomplished by combining hydrogen-bonding chains with dipole–dipole interactions in mononuclear CuII complexes.

Graphical abstract: Dipole fluctuation and structural phase transition in hydrogen-bonding molecular assemblies of mononuclear CuII complexes with polar fluorobenzoate ligands
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Luminescent halido(aryl) Pt(IV) complexes obtained via oxidative addition of iodobenzene or diaryliodonium salts to bis-cyclometalated Pt(II) precursors

The oxidative addition of iodobenzene or diaryliodonium salts to bis-cyclometalated Pt(II) precursors provides access to luminescent halido(aryl) Pt(IV) complexes. The introduction of fluoride results in shorter emission lifetimes.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent halido(aryl) Pt(iv) complexes obtained via oxidative addition of iodobenzene or diaryliodonium salts to bis-cyclometalated Pt(ii) precursors
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Opening the Egg Box: NMR spectroscopic analysis of the interactions between s-block cations and kelp monosaccharides

The α-form of kelp-derived monosaccharide L-guluronate (α-GulA) has a unique axial-equatorial-axial (ax–eq–ax) arrangement of hydroxyl groups that can coordinate to divalent cations (e.g. Ca2+), stabilising the structure relative to its β-anomer.

Graphical abstract: Opening the Egg Box: NMR spectroscopic analysis of the interactions between s-block cations and kelp monosaccharides
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A comparative study of honeycomb-like 2D π-conjugated metal–organic framework chemiresistors: conductivity and channels

Honeycomb-like 2D π-conjugated conductive metal–organic framework gas sensors with channel sizes <2 nm and broad conductivity range are studied with low conductivity facilitating response, multi-porosity and short channel resulting in fast speed.

Graphical abstract: A comparative study of honeycomb-like 2D π-conjugated metal–organic framework chemiresistors: conductivity and channels
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Energetic isomers of bridged oxadiazole nitramines: the effect of asymmetric heterocyclics on stability and energetic properties

A series of asymmetric oxadiazole nitramine compounds were designed and synthesized, and a comparative study of detonation, sensitivity, and thermal properties of three oxadiazole nitramine isomers is made.

Graphical abstract: Energetic isomers of bridged oxadiazole nitramines: the effect of asymmetric heterocyclics on stability and energetic properties
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Growth, structure and defects of (La,Sr)(Al,Ta)O3 crystals for preparing BiFeO3 thin films

A new (La,Sr)(Al,Ta)O3 (LSAT) crystal is focused on in this paper for use as an ideal substrate for preparing perfect BiFeO3 thin films.

Graphical abstract: Growth, structure and defects of (La,Sr)(Al,Ta)O3 crystals for preparing BiFeO3 thin films
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Highly conductive and stable Co9S8 thin films by atomic layer deposition: from process development and film characterization to selective and epitaxial growth

A new ALD process using easily synthesized CoCl2(TMEDA) and H2S enables deposition of ultrathin, highly conductive and thermally stable Co9S8 films selectively on SiO2 without growth on Si–H.

Graphical abstract: Highly conductive and stable Co9S8 thin films by atomic layer deposition: from process development and film characterization to selective and epitaxial growth
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Constructing a hierarchically structured KNi0.67Co0.33PO4·H2O-graphene hydrogel/Ni foam electrode for superior all-solid-state supercapacitor

A supercapacitor electrode of a KNi0.67Co0.33PO4·H2O-graphene composite hydrogel supported on Ni foam is prepared by one-step hydrothermal method, which achieves great improvement in the electrode surface area and mass-loading of active material.

Graphical abstract: Constructing a hierarchically structured KNi0.67Co0.33PO4·H2O-graphene hydrogel/Ni foam electrode for superior all-solid-state supercapacitor
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Heavy-element–ligand covalence: ligand noninnocence in molybdenum and tungsten Viking-helmet Corroles

Unlike molybdenum-oxo corroles, molybdenum-dichlorido Viking helmet corroles are noninnocent, with substantial corrole radical character.

Graphical abstract: Heavy-element–ligand covalence: ligand noninnocence in molybdenum and tungsten Viking-helmet Corroles
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Molecular layer deposition of photoactive metal-naphthalene hybrid thin films

A series of organic–inorganic hybrid thin films with different d0-metals (Y, Ti, Zr and Hf) and 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid were prepared by molecular layer deposition (MLD) and their optical properties were explored.

Graphical abstract: Molecular layer deposition of photoactive metal-naphthalene hybrid thin films
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Solid-state synthesis of single-phase nickel monophosphosulfide for the oxygen evolution reaction

A novel ternary NiPS compound with superior electrocatalytic OER activity fabricated via a simple solid-state route in alkaline media.

Graphical abstract: Solid-state synthesis of single-phase nickel monophosphosulfide for the oxygen evolution reaction
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Novel metal–organic frameworks assembled from the combination of polynitro-pyrazole and 5-nitroamine-1,2,4-oxadiazole: synthesis, structure and thermal properties

Based on N-(5-amino-3,4-dinitropyrazole)methyl-1,2,4-oxadiazole-5-nitroamine, two types of 3D energetic MOFs with high energy performance and good thermal stability are obtained.

Graphical abstract: Novel metal–organic frameworks assembled from the combination of polynitro-pyrazole and 5-nitroamine-1,2,4-oxadiazole: synthesis, structure and thermal properties
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Mechanistic insights into the α-branched amine formation with pivalic acid assisted C–H bond activation catalysed by Cp*Rh complexes

Density functional theory calculations and electronic structure analyses provided mechanistic insights into the rhodium catalysed α-branched amine formation and the selectivity for α-branched amines over β-branched amines.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic insights into the α-branched amine formation with pivalic acid assisted C–H bond activation catalysed by Cp*Rh complexes
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Constructing high-performance H3PW12O40/CoS2 counter electrodes for quantum dot sensitized solar cells by reducing the surface work function of CoS2

Due to the etching of PW12, the hollow structure PW12-2/CoS2 is composed of rough nano-particles and used as the counter electrode of QDSSCs. The photoelectric conversion efficiency (PCE) is 6.29%.

Graphical abstract: Constructing high-performance H3PW12O40/CoS2 counter electrodes for quantum dot sensitized solar cells by reducing the surface work function of CoS2
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Auxiliary alkyl chain modulated spin crossover behaviour of [Fe(H2Bpz2)2(Cn-bipy)] complexes

The length of the alkyl chain substituents employed in complexes [Fe(H2Bpz2)2(Cn-bipy)] can have a large impact on the transition temperature and solid state spin crossover profile.

Graphical abstract: Auxiliary alkyl chain modulated spin crossover behaviour of [Fe(H2Bpz2)2(Cn-bipy)] complexes
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Intramolecular aurophilic interactions in dinuclear gold(I) complexes with twisted bridging 2,2′-bipyridine ligands

Five new luminescent dinuclear gold(I) complexes with an atypical twisted bridging 2,2′-bipyridine ligand have been obtained and structurally characterized. The structures of these gold complexes have some similarities with a crab body.

Graphical abstract: Intramolecular aurophilic interactions in dinuclear gold(i) complexes with twisted bridging 2,2′-bipyridine ligands
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Hydrostannylation of carbon dioxide by a hydridostannylene molybdenum complex

Reaction of the aryltin(II) hydrides with molybdenum carbonyl afforded Mo(CO)5{Sn(AriPr6)H}, (1), or Mo(CO)5{Sn(AriPr4)(THF)H} (2), respectively, in which 1 reacted with carbon dioxide, to yield Mo(CO)5{Sn(AriPr6)(κ2-O,O′-O2CH)}, (3).

Graphical abstract: Hydrostannylation of carbon dioxide by a hydridostannylene molybdenum complex
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