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Editor: Marisa Spiniello. Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Driess, Michal Hocek, Tetsuro Majima

Online ISSN: 2192-6506

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal

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August 05, 2016

ChemPlusChem 8/2016: Coordination Polymers/MOFs

ChemPlusChem 8/2016: Coordination Polymers/MOFs

We, along with guest editors Stuart Batten, Banglin Chen, and JJ Vittal, are pleased to present this special issue on metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and coordination polymers. The 33 papers gathered here illustrate the breadth of the field. Topics covered include MOF-based chemical sensors (Review by Hai-Long Jiang, Full Paper by Chuan-De Wu), MOF-based materials in catalysis (Communications by Omar Farha and Dan Zhao), proton-conductive MOFs (Minireview by Hiroshi Kitagawa), and rotaxanes within MOFs (Full Paper by Stephen Loeb). Research on MOFs as drug carriers conducted by Guodong Qian is featured on the cover and in the cover profile.

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  1. Palladium Nanoparticles Supported on Fibrous Silica (KCC-1-PEI/Pd): A Sustainable Nanocatalyst for Decarbonylation Reactions

    Dr. Pintu K. Kundu, Mahak Dhiman, Atanu Modak, Prof. Arindam Chowdhury, Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar and Prof. Debabrata Maiti

    Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600245

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    More fiber in a catalyst! A practical and convenient decarbonylation of a variety of aromatic, heteroaromatic, and alkenyl aldehydes with palladium nanoparticles supported on novel, fibrous nanosilica, named KCC-1-PEI/Pd, has been developed (see figure). Complete conversion of aldehyde functionalities into deformylated products is achieved and this method eliminates further purification of products after isolation.

  2. Development of pH-Responsive BODIPY Probes for Staining Late Endosome in Live Cells

    Fang Miao, Prof. Shohei Uchinomiya, Dr. Yong Ni, Prof. Young-Tae Chang and Prof. Jishan Wu

    Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600249

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    The human stain: A new pH-responsive, (4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)phenyl-substituted meso-ester boron–dipyrromethene (BODIPY) probe 6 was developed for the selective staining of late endosomes in live cells (see figure).

  3. Enhanced Solar Hydrogen Generation by a Heterojunction of Perovskite-type La2Ti2O7 Nanosheets Doped with CdS Quantum Dots

    Dr. Sujuan Hu and Dr. Mingshan Zhu

    Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600351

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    Heterojunction for hydrogen economy: A heterojunction of perovskite-type La2Ti2O7 and CdS quantum dots was designed to enhance solar-light-driven H2 generation owing to the efficient interfacial charge transfer.

  4. ZnO Nanostructures-based Dye-sensitized Solar Cells using TEMPO+/TEMPO Redox Mediator and Ruthenium(II) Photosensitizers with 1,2,3-Triazole-derived Ligands

    Benjamin Dietzek, Ruri Agung Wahyuono, Benjamin Schulze, Mihai Rusu, Maria Wächtler, Jan Dellith, Martin Seyring, Jonathan Plentz, Anna Iganszak, Markus Rettenmayr and Ulrich S. Schubert

    Accepted manuscript online: 22 AUG 2016 04:12AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600377

  5. Surprisingly Big Rectification Ratios for a Very Small Unimolecular Rectifier

    Joseph E. Meany, Marcus S. Johnson, Prof. Stephen A. Woski and Prof. Robert M. Metzger

    Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600383

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    Large ratio, small size: Presented is the first example of a new class of donor–σ–acceptor rectifiers: hemibiquinones (HBQs). HBQs possess donor and acceptor moieties that are electronically isolated by inter-ring torsion. A HBQ–dinitrile self-assembles on a template-stripped gold surface through directed chemisorption forming a 1.1 nm-thick monolayer. Rectification is measured through the monolayer or single molecules by using three different top electrode arrangements.