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May 28, 2024

VIP: Macrocycle-Based Charge Transfer Cocrystals with Dynamically Reversible Chiral Self-Sorting Display Chain Length-Selective Vapochromism to Alkyl Ketones

Meng-Jie Gu, Wei-Chen Guo, Dr. Xiao-Ni Han, Dr. Ying Han, Prof. Dr. Chuan-Feng Chen

Macrocycle-Based Charge Transfer Cocrystals with Dynamically Reversible Chiral Self-Sorting Display Chain Length-Selective Vapochromism to Alkyl Ketones

A chiral macrocycle-based cocrystal system that undergoes dynamically reversible chiral self-sorting displays efficient chain length-selective vapochromism to alkyl ketones. The unique vapochromic behavior was mainly due to different solid-state superstructures and noncovalent interactions from the homo- or heterochiral self-assembly.

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VIP: High-Pressure-Field Induced Synthesis of Ultrafine-Sized High-Entropy Compounds with Excellent Sodium-Ion Storage

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Zheng‐Long Xu

  •  29 May 2024

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“My science ‘heroes’ are Marie Curie and John B. Goodenough… The most exciting thing about my research is tailoring the intercalation chemistry of graphite to make a change in battery performance, which is simple but effective…” Find out more about Zheng-Long Xu in his Introducing… Profile.

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Building-Kit Catalyst

Metal-free organic framework for electrocatalytic production of ethylene from carbon dioxide

Use of the greenhouse gas CO2 as a chemical raw material would not only reduce emissions, but also the consumption of fossil feedstocks. A novel metal-free organic framework could make it possible to electrocatalytically produce ethylene, a primary chemical raw material, from CO2. As a team has reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, nitrogen atoms with a particular electron configuration play a critical role for the catalyst.

Ethylene (ethene, C2H4) is an essential starting material for many products, including polyethylene and other plastics. Ethylene is produced industrially by the high-energy cracking and rectification of fossil feedstocks. The electrochemical conversion of CO2 to ethylene would be a promising route to reducing CO2 emissions while also saving energy and fossil resources.

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Research Article

Chemoselective Proteomics, Zinc Fingers, and a Zinc(II) Model for H2S Mediated Persulfidation

  •  29 May 2024

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Persulfidation by H2S is a key modification of proteins. Using persulfide specific proteomics, cysteine rich zinc finger (ZF) proteins were found to be targets of persulfidation. The reaction of H2S with ZFs was evaluated using a series of ZFs and a small molecule ZnII coordination complex that mimics the ZF site. Persulfidation by H2S occurred in an O2 dependent manner, with the zinc acting as a conduit for electron transfer and S−S bond formation.

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Zheng‐Long Xu

  •  29 May 2024

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“My science ‘heroes’ are Marie Curie and John B. Goodenough… The most exciting thing about my research is tailoring the intercalation chemistry of graphite to make a change in battery performance, which is simple but effective…” Find out more about Zheng-Long Xu in his Introducing… Profile.

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Doory Kim

  •  29 May 2024

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“The most exciting thing about my research is making something invisibly small visible, which makes me feel like I can make impossible things possible… My secret/not-so-secret passion is watching short-track speed skating…” Find out more about Doory Kim in her Introducing… Profile.

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Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging of Lipid Heterogeneity in the Inner Mitochondrial Membrane with a Super‐photostable Environment‐Sensitive Probe

  •  28 May 2024

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A highly photostable and polarity-sensitive labeling agent for the inner mitochondrial membrane (IMM) has been developed, enabling visualization of mitochondrial cristae using STED microscopy. In combination with FLIM, it also allows the analysis of lipid heterogeneity at the single mitochondrion level. Time-lapse FLIM observations revealed that mitochondrial swelling is preceded by an increase in the IMM order resulting from lipid peroxidation.

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The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.

Review
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Click Chemistry: Diverse Chemical Function from a Few Good Reactions

  •  2004-2021
  •  28 May 2001

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Just a handful of good reactions are needed to assemble vast numbers of highly diverse organic molecules. (The graphic shows a simple example.) Yet, this easily accessible structural universe has not been mined by the medicinal chemistry community for its nuggets of desirable function. The requirements for the best reactions that can be employed, examples of such processes, and the philosophy that underlies their use are discussed in this review.

Review

Cellulose: Fascinating Biopolymer and Sustainable Raw Material

  •  3358-3393
  •  24 May 2005

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The trend toward renewable resources has led to a global renaissance of cellulose research over the past ten years. This review describes the highlights of the progress made in this area, which has provided a better understanding of the structure of cellulose derivatives, the tailoring of cellulose products, alternative production processes for cellulose regenerates, and new pathways for the formation of supramolecular architectures.

Communication

A Stepwise Huisgen Cycloaddition Process: Copper(I)-Catalyzed Regioselective “Ligation” of Azides and Terminal Alkynes

  •  2596-2599
  •  15 July 2002

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By simply stirring in water, organic azides and terminal alkynes are readily and cleanly converted into 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles through a highly efficient and regioselective copper(I)-catalyzed process (see scheme for an example).

Review

Functional Porous Coordination Polymers

  •  2334-2375
  •  22 April 2004

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Nanospace laboratories: The chemistry of the coordination polymers (see picture) has developed extensively, affording new porous compounds and realizing not only applications, such as separation, storage, and heterogeneous catalysis but also unique nanosized vessels for low-dimensional ordered arrays. This Review summarizes the current state of research on the functionalization of porous coordination polymers.

Review

Hydrogen Peroxide Synthesis: An Outlook beyond the Anthraquinone Process

  •  6962-6984
  •  23 October 2006

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The industrial synthesis of hydrogen peroxide by the anthraquinone process requires multiple unit operations and bears several disadvantages, such as the generation of by-products and significant energy requirements. Thus, the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from H2 and O2 (for example, with the aid of a Pd catalyst, see scheme) is a chemically and technologically significant alternative.

Minireview

Chemodynamic Therapy: Tumour Microenvironment‐Mediated Fenton and Fenton‐like Reactions

  •  946-956
  •  26 July 2018

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Radical approach: Recent rapid developments in chemodynamic therapy using the Fenton or Fenton-like reactions to generate .OH at tumour sites are discussed in depth in this Minireview. Emphasis is placed on the strategies designed to enhance therapeutic efficiency, providing guidelines for potential clinical translation.

Review

From Lithium‐Ion to Sodium‐Ion Batteries: Advantages, Challenges, and Surprises

  •  102-120
  •  19 June 2017

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Sodium-ion batteries: The demand for batteries is projected to increase significantly owing to the emerging markets of electric vehicles and stationary energy storage. Sodium-ion batteries have been recently reconsidered with the hope to create low-cost batteries based on abundant elements that could complement lithium-ion battery technology in the future. In this review, we discuss the often surprising consequences of replacing Li+ by Na+ in a battery.

Communication

Fast Lithium Ion Conduction in Garnet-Type Li7La3Zr2O12

  •  7778-7781
  •  4 October 2007

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Low activation energy and fast lithium ion conduction have been observed for the new compound Li7La3Zr2O12. Relative to previously reported lithium garnets, the solid electrolyte shows a larger cubic lattice constant, higher lithium ion concentration, lower degree of chemical interaction between the Li+ ions and the other lattice constituents, and higher densification.

Review

Nanocelluloses: A New Family of Nature‐Based Materials

  •  5438-5466
  •  20 May 2011

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Cellulose goes nano: Renewed research effort on cellulose has led to nanoscale materials derived from this abundant, renewable, and potentially carbon-neutral source. Microfibrillated cellulose, nanocrystalline cellulose (see polarized microscopy image), and bacterial nanocellulose provide unique product opportunities: gels and foams, structured films of cellulose, and medical implants, respectively.

Review
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Beyond Mechanical Recycling: Giving New Life to Plastic Waste

  •  15402-15423
  •  11 March 2020

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Plastic fantastic: Plastic can rise again and again as a new product. Researchers now know methods with which new plastics can be produced from 100 % recycled material, products that can even be used for food applications. This development is possible thanks to chemical recycling, through which polymer chains are first broken to then be reformed into new molecules, such as plastics but also other chemicals.

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