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Perspective

Recent highlights and future prospects on mixed-metal MOFs as emerging supercapacitor candidates

Mixed-metallic metal–organic frameworks (M-MOFs) are prepared through one-pot-synthesis or post-synthetic modification approaches and can be easily transformed into various composites/derivatives which offer promising supercapacitor properties.

Graphical abstract: Recent highlights and future prospects on mixed-metal MOFs as emerging supercapacitor candidates
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Perspective

A practical guide to calculate the isosteric heat/enthalpy of adsorption via adsorption isotherms in metal–organic frameworks, MOFs

This Perspective presents the procedure of the common Freundlich–Langmuir fit/Clausius–Clapeyron approach and the virial fit of adsorption isotherms with usable Excel sheets and Origin files for the subsequent derivation of ΔHads.

Graphical abstract: A practical guide to calculate the isosteric heat/enthalpy of adsorption via adsorption isotherms in metal–organic frameworks, MOFs
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Communication

Phthalocyanine-polyoxotungstate lanthanide double deckers

Two archetypal tetradentate ligands with square donor patterns, namely phthalocyanate and monolacunary Keggin-type polyoxotungstate, coordinate to rare earth ions to yield Cs-symmetric heteroleptic double-decker complexes.

Graphical abstract: Phthalocyanine-polyoxotungstate lanthanide double deckers
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Open Access Paper

Tin(IV) fluoride complexes with neutral phosphine coordination and comparisons with hard N- and O-donor ligands

Abstraction of fluoride from tin(IV) fluoride complexes bearing neutral phosphine ligands yields mono, di- and tri-fluoride complexes with retention of two phosphines, whereas with neutral O- and N-donor trifluoride cations, dications are formed.

Graphical abstract: Tin(iv) fluoride complexes with neutral phosphine coordination and comparisons with hard N- and O-donor ligands
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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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Selective construction and stability studies of a molecular trefoil knot and Solomon link

A trefoil knot and a Solomon link were successfully prepared based on a carefully selected flexible phthalic diimide ligand and precisely controlled stacking interactions.

Graphical abstract: Selective construction and stability studies of a molecular trefoil knot and Solomon link
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Open Access Paper

[(VIVO)2MII5] (M = Ni, Co) Anderson wheels

Heterometallic [(VIVO)2M5] Anderson wheels (M = Ni, 1; Co, 2), synthesised solvothermally, exhibit competing magnetic exchange interactions.

Graphical abstract: [(VIVO)2MII5] (M = Ni, Co) Anderson wheels
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Enhancing the barrier height for magnetization reversal in 4d/4f RuIII2LnIII2 “butterfly” single molecule magnets (Ln = Gd, Dy) via targeted structural alterations

Single molecule magnetic features of new {RuIII2DyIII2} “butterfly” clusters are compared, by experiment and theory, to those of 3d/4f analogues.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the barrier height for magnetization reversal in 4d/4f RuIII2LnIII2 “butterfly” single molecule magnets (Ln = Gd, Dy) via targeted structural alterations
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Exploiting complementary ligands for the construction of square antiprismatic monometallic lanthanide SMMs

(N(nBu)4)[MIIIL(acac)2], M = Y, Gd, Tb and Dy, have been constructed by combination of two O donor ligands, bidentate acetylacetone and tetradentate p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene.

Graphical abstract: Exploiting complementary ligands for the construction of square antiprismatic monometallic lanthanide SMMs
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Pseudotetrahedral copper(II)-complexes with enantiopure (R or S)-2-(((aryl)ethylimino)ethyl)phenolate Schiff base ligands

For the diastereoselection of Λ/Δ-Cu-S- or R-L a combination of experimental ECD and computational procedures including structure optimizations and excited state properties by DFT/TDDFT is employed to assess the chirality induction at-metal.

Graphical abstract: Pseudotetrahedral copper(ii)-complexes with enantiopure (R or S)-2-(((aryl)ethylimino)ethyl)phenolate Schiff base ligands
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Open Access Paper

Synthesis, properties and structural features of molybdenum(V) oxide trichloride complexes with neutral chalcogenoether ligands

The synthesis and properties of a systematic series of oxotrichloromolybdenum(V) complexes bearing neutral thio-, seleno- and telluroether ligands are described, together with their spectroscopic and structural studies.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, properties and structural features of molybdenum(v) oxide trichloride complexes with neutral chalcogenoether ligands
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Open Access Paper

Low temperature CVD of thermoelectric SnTe thin films from the single source precursor, [nBu3Sn(TenBu)]

[nBu3Sn(TenBu)] is an effective precursor for the low temperature growth of continuous SnTe thin films by low pressure CVD; temperature-dependent thermoelectric characterisation of these p-type films is reported.

Graphical abstract: Low temperature CVD of thermoelectric SnTe thin films from the single source precursor, [nBu3Sn(TenBu)]
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Regioselective B(3)–H bond activation based on an o-carboranyl dithiocarboxylate ligand and its derivatives

Using methyldithiocarboxyl as the directing group, together with [Cp*IrCl2]2, selective B(3)–H activation occurs at o-carborane. A series of substitution complexes have been prepared from the B(3)–H activated complex.

Graphical abstract: Regioselective B(3)–H bond activation based on an o-carboranyl dithiocarboxylate ligand and its derivatives
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Insertion reactions of the C–B–N-substituted borinium cation [MesBNiPr2]+

The borinium cation [MesBNiPr2]+ reacts with isothiocyanate and carbodiimides affording a nitrilium and borenium amidinate salts, respectively. The related triflate derivative undergoes double insertion of carbodiimide to give a bis(amidinate) boronium salt.

Graphical abstract: Insertion reactions of the C–B–N-substituted borinium cation [MesBNiPr2]+
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Structural variations in (001)-oriented layered lead halide perovskites, templated by 1,2,4-triazolium

Three new layered hybrid perovskites are reported. (TzH)2PbCl4 undergoes a unique structural phase transition, due to ‘rippling’ of perovskite-like layers.

Graphical abstract: Structural variations in (001)-oriented layered lead halide perovskites, templated by 1,2,4-triazolium
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Open Access Paper

The core of the matter – arene substitution determines the coordination and catalytic behaviour of tris(1-phosphanyl-1′-ferrocenylene)arene gold(I) complexes

Four C3-symmetric tris-phosphanes coordinate gold(I) differently depending on their tris(ferrocenyl)arene backbone with implications on electrochemical and catalytic performance.

Graphical abstract: The core of the matter – arene substitution determines the coordination and catalytic behaviour of tris(1-phosphanyl-1′-ferrocenylene)arene gold(i) complexes
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Open Access Paper

Magneto-structural studies of an unusual [MnIIIMnIIGdIII(OR)4]4− partial cubane from 2,2′-bis-p-tBu-calix[4]arene

A co-ligand guides the formation of an unusual bis-calix[4]arene-supported cluster with a unique triangular MnIIIMnIIGdIII core.

Graphical abstract: Magneto-structural studies of an unusual [MnIIIMnIIGdIII(OR)4]4− partial cubane from 2,2′-bis-p-tBu-calix[4]arene
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An intermolecular FLP System derived from an NHC-coordinated trisilacyclopropylidene

An intermolecular FLP system with an NHC-coordinated trisilacyclopropylidene acting as the Lewis base is shown to split dihydrogen heterolytically under ambient conditions, and reacts with Ph2NH, Me2CO, and N2O.

Graphical abstract: An intermolecular FLP System derived from an NHC-coordinated trisilacyclopropylidene
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Increase of network hydrophilicity from sql to lvt supramolecular isomers of Cu-MOFs with the bifunctional 4-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)benzoate linker

A slight difference in the H-bonding of the linker pyrazole-NH group changes the framework hydrophilicity drastically.

Graphical abstract: Increase of network hydrophilicity from sql to lvt supramolecular isomers of Cu-MOFs with the bifunctional 4-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)benzoate linker
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Group 13-derived radicals from α-diimines via hydro- and carboalumination reactions

Mechanochemically synthesized alanes and (hydrido-)alanes were reacted with α-diimines to form aluminium derived radicals.

Graphical abstract: Group 13-derived radicals from α-diimines via hydro- and carboalumination reactions
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Open Access Paper

With complements of the ligands: an unusual S-shaped [Mn7]2 assembly from tethered calixarenes

A large S-shaped [MnIII5MnII2]2 assembly (∼40 Å top to tail) has been formed with bis-p-tBu-calix[4]arene and 2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridine as a co-ligand, with the former existing unusually in both syn and anti-conformations (as shown).

Graphical abstract: With complements of the ligands: an unusual S-shaped [Mn7]2 assembly from tethered calixarenes
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Solid-state to solution helicity inversion of pseudotetrahedral chiral copper(II) complexes with 2,4-dihalo-salicylaldiminate ligands

Steric constraints by the halogen substituents show an efficient control of stereochemical behaviours of the complexes.

Graphical abstract: Solid-state to solution helicity inversion of pseudotetrahedral chiral copper(ii) complexes with 2,4-dihalo-salicylaldiminate ligands
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Probing the limits of linker substitution in aluminum MOFs through water vapor sorption studies: mixed-MOFs instead of mixed-linker CAU-23 and MIL-160 materials

Only water vapor sorption isotherms were able to reveal the mixed-MOF instead of mixed-linker material formation of CAU-23 and MIL-160.

Graphical abstract: Probing the limits of linker substitution in aluminum MOFs through water vapor sorption studies: mixed-MOFs instead of mixed-linker CAU-23 and MIL-160 materials
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An experimental and theoretical study of the coordination and donor properties of tris-2-pyridyl-phosphine ligands

The donor properties of a range of multidentate 2-pyridyl-phosphines were evaluated using different experimental and computational methods.

Graphical abstract: An experimental and theoretical study of the coordination and donor properties of tris-2-pyridyl-phosphine ligands
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The phosphinoboration of acyl chlorides

This investigation examines the reactivity of phosphinoboronate esters Ph2PBpin (pin = 1,2-O2C2Me4) and Ph2PBcat (cat = 1,2-O2C6H4), as well as other phosphinoboron species, with various aryl and aliphatic acyl chlorides.

Graphical abstract: The phosphinoboration of acyl chlorides
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Open Access Paper

Zn- and Cd-based coordination polymers with a novel anthracene dicarboxylate ligand for highly selective detection of hydrogen peroxide

Electrodes modified with inorganic Zn- and Cd-based coordination polymers with a conjugated anthracene dicarboxylate ligand can serve as electrocatalytic materials for highly selective detection of H2O2.

Graphical abstract: Zn- and Cd-based coordination polymers with a novel anthracene dicarboxylate ligand for highly selective detection of hydrogen peroxide
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Degradation of azo dyes under visible light with stable MOF based on tetrastyrene imidazole ligand

In the present work, a new 3D metal–organic framework (MOF) has been synthesized and characterized.

Graphical abstract: Degradation of azo dyes under visible light with stable MOF based on tetrastyrene imidazole ligand
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Thioether complexes of WSCl4, WOCl4 and WSCl3 and evaluation of thiochloride complexes as CVD precursors for WS2 thin films

Thioether complexes of WECl4 and WECl3 (E = S, O) are prepared and characterised; the dinuclear [(WSCl4)2{iPrS(CH2)2SiPr}] is shown to be an effective single source precursor for low pressure CVD of WS2 thin films.

Graphical abstract: Thioether complexes of WSCl4, WOCl4 and WSCl3 and evaluation of thiochloride complexes as CVD precursors for WS2 thin films
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High performance MIL-101(Cr)@6FDA-mPD and MOF-199@6FDA-mPD mixed-matrix membranes for CO2/CH4 separation

The remarkable and unexpected increase in selectivity for the MOF-199 MMMs is reasoned by pore blocking and reduction of the MOF window size through polyimide together with the high adsorption of CO2 by MOF-199.

Graphical abstract: High performance MIL-101(Cr)@6FDA-mPD and MOF-199@6FDA-mPD mixed-matrix membranes for CO2/CH4 separation
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Cu(I), Ag(I), Ni(II), Cr(III) and Ir(I) complexes with tritopic NimineCNHCNamine pincer ligands and catalytic ethylene oligomerization

Potentially pincer-type tritopic NimineCNHCNamine ligands with a variable length of the spacer connecting Nimidazole to the amine donor are evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Cu(i), Ag(i), Ni(ii), Cr(iii) and Ir(i) complexes with tritopic NimineCNHCNamine pincer ligands and catalytic ethylene oligomerization
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Open Access Paper

Phosphane tuning in heteroleptic [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ complexes for light-emitting electrochemical cells

The effects on photo-and electroluminescent properties of structurally modifying the bisphosphane in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ complexes (N^N = bpy, 6-Mebpy, 6,6′-Me2bpy) are described.

Graphical abstract: Phosphane tuning in heteroleptic [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ complexes for light-emitting electrochemical cells
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Synthesis and cation-binding studies of gold(I) complexes bearing oligoether isocyanide ligands with ester and amide as linkers

Bis(alkynyl)calix[4]arene gold(I) isocyanide complexes with amide linkers show strong binding affinity towards Al3+, which turns on the low-energy emission associated with the presence of Au(I)⋯Au(I) interactions.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and cation-binding studies of gold(i) complexes bearing oligoether isocyanide ligands with ester and amide as linkers
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