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Mesoporous Materials

Interest in mesoporous materials (IUPAC definition: pore size 2–50 nm) has developed dramatically over the last few years, not least because the pore structure of these materials provides an extremely large surface area within a relatively small volume of material. This makes the materials suitable, for example, for catalysis, chemical sensors, and molecular separation.

The following is a selection of recent articles in this field from Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry—A European Journal, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.

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(CH3)2NH-Assisted Synthesis of High-Purity Ni-HKUST-1 for the Adsorption of CO2, CH4, and N2

(CH3)2NH‐Assisted Synthesis of High‐Purity Ni‐HKUST‐1 for the Adsorption of CO2, CH4, and N2

[Full Paper]
Xiaoxia Jia, Ning Yuan, Li Wang, Jiangfeng Yang, Jinping Li
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., February 23, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201701393 Read article

Sphalerite Cu/ZnS Nanoparticles Derived from Cu/Zn-ZIF-8 for the Photocatalytic Degradation and Adsorption of Dyes

Sphalerite Cu/ZnS Nanoparticles Derived from Cu/Zn‐ZIF‐8 for the Photocatalytic Degradation and Adsorption of Dyes

Copper-doped ZnS materials with diameters of less than 100 nm and high surface areas are synthesized from Cu-doped ZIF-8 and different sulfur sources under solvothermal conditions. Excellent photocatalytic degradation rates (>90 % over 1 h) are obtained and the catalyst can be reused at least four times. The rapid adsorption of dyes is also achieved with high adsorption capacities of 300 mg/g.

[Full Paper]
Gang Xiong, Yanan Wang, Yaguang Sun, Lixin You, Baoyi Ren, Zhenhe Xu, Yongke He, Laurent Ruhlmann, Fu Ding
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., February 23, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201701312 Read article

Zirconium–Porphyrin-Based Metal–Organic Framework Hollow Nanotubes for Immobilization of Noble-Metal Single Atoms

Zirconium–Porphyrin‐Based Metal–Organic Framework Hollow Nanotubes for Immobilization of Noble‐Metal Single Atoms

Single noble metal atoms can be successfully immobilized on the well-defined anchoring sites of zirconium–porphyrin MOF hollow nanotubes. Owing to the hollow structure and excellent photoelectrochemical performance, HNTM-Ir/Pt exhibits outstanding catalytic activity in the visible-light photocatalytic H2 evolution via water splitting.

[Communication]
Ting He, Shuangming Chen, Bing Ni, Yue Gong, Zhao Wu, Li Song, Lin Gu, Wenping Hu, Xun Wang
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., February 22, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201800817 Read article

Titanium Phosphonate Based Metal–Organic Frameworks with Hierarchical Porosity for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

Titanium Phosphonate Based Metal–Organic Frameworks with Hierarchical Porosity for Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution

A multi-structured photocatalyst: A metal–organic framework (MOF) nanostructure synthesized by a surfactant-directed strategy features a stable framework of titanium phosphates, a well-defined sphere, and hierarchical nanopores. These features ensure competitive photoactivity in evolving hydrogen under both visible light and full-spectrum simulator irradiation, along with high durability.

[Communication]
Hui Li, Ying Sun, Zhong-Yong Yuan, Yun-Pei Zhu, Tian-Yi Ma
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., February 22, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201712925 Read article

Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs)-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon Anchored on Graphene with Multifunctional Effects for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs)‐Derived Nitrogen‐Doped Porous Carbon Anchored on Graphene with Multifunctional Effects for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries

A multifunctional carbon hybrid with metal–organic frameworks-derived nitrogen-doped porous carbon in situ formed on graphene sheets is prepared for sulfur accommodation. Benefiting from the high conductivity, abundant pore structure and nitrogen doping of the carbon hybrid, the as-obtained sulfur electrode shows excellent electrochemical performance with a high specific capacity of 1372 mAh g−1 and good cycling stability over 300 cycles.

[Full Paper]
Ke Chen, Zhenhua Sun, Ruopian Fang, Ying Shi, Hui-Ming Cheng, Feng Li
Adv. Funct. Mater., February 22, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201707592 Read article

Versatile Surface Functionalization of Metal–Organic Frameworks through Direct Metal Coordination with a Phenolic Lipid Enables Diverse Applications

Versatile Surface Functionalization of Metal–Organic Frameworks through Direct Metal Coordination with a Phenolic Lipid Enables Diverse Applications

A novel strategy for versatile functionalization of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) surface has been developed based on the coordination of lipid molecule 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-galloyl with metal nodes. Several functions including the reversible surface modification, the protection from water attack, and the assembly into ordered arrays as well as the further construction of a series of MOF-based functional nanoarchitectures, have been realized.

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Wei Zhu, Guolei Xiang, Jin Shang, Jimin Guo, Benyamin Motevalli, Paul Durfee, Jacob Ongudi Agola, Eric N. Coker, C. Jeffrey Brinker
Adv. Funct. Mater., February 22, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201705274 Read article

Silica-Grafted Neodymium Catalysts for the Production of Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight cis-1,4-Polyisoprene

Silica‐Grafted Neodymium Catalysts for the Production of Ultrahigh‐Molecular‐Weight cis‐1,4‐Polyisoprene

Make the thick rubber: Neodymium-based Ziegler-type catalysts supported on silica materials can be used to produce ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyisoprenes with molecular weights up to 3×106 g mol−1 and beyond, 99 % cis-stereospecificities, and polydispersity indices as low as 1.2, suggesting the presence of single-component catalysts.

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Erwan Le Roux, Yucang Liang, Reiner Anwander
ChemCatChem, February 21, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701830 Read article

Scalable and Highly Efficient Mesoporous Wood-Based Solar Steam Generation Device: Localized Heat, Rapid Water Transport

Scalable and Highly Efficient Mesoporous Wood‐Based Solar Steam Generation Device: Localized Heat, Rapid Water Transport

A low-cost steam generation device is demonstrated with 80% conversion efficiency under 1 Sun. The heat transfer and fluidic transport directions are decouple, utilizing the mesostructure of wood. The anisotropic thermal conduction redirects the absorbed heat in-plane while impeding heat loss into bulk water. Nanoscale pits and spirals in crossplanes function as efficient water supply channels.

[Full Paper]
Tian Li, He Liu, Xinpeng Zhao, Guang Chen, Jiaqi Dai, Glenn Pastel, Chao Jia, Chaoji Chen, Emily Hitz, Das Siddhartha, Ronggui Yang, Liangbing Hu
Adv. Funct. Mater., February 21, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201707134 Read article

Emergence of Surface- and Interface-Induced Structures and Properties in Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films

Emergence of Surface‐ and Interface‐Induced Structures and Properties in Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films

[Microreview]
Tomoyuki Haraguchi, Kazuya Otsubo, Hiroshi Kitagawa
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., February 20, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201701234 Read article

Integration of Open Metal Sites and Lewis Basic Sites for Construction of a Cu MOF with a Rare Chiral Oh-type cage for high performance in methane purification

Integration of Open Metal Sites and Lewis Basic Sites for Construction of a Cu MOF with a Rare Chiral Oh‐type cage for high performance in methane purification

Gassed up: A Cu MOF, with dual functionalities and rare chiral Oh-type cage has been designed and synthesized for methane purification. The MOF exhibits high adsorption capacity for seven C1, C2, and C3 hydrocarbons and little adsorption for methane. Isosteric heats (Qst) reveals that CH4 has the weakest van der Waals host–guest interactions. Ideal adsorbed solution theory (IAST) calculation and breakthrough experiments testify that the Cu MOF is a promising candidate for methane purification.

[Full Paper]
Lingkun Meng, Ziyuan Niu, Chen Liang, Xinglong Dong, Kang Liu, Guanghua Li, Chunguang Li, Yu Han, Zhan Shi, Shouhua Feng
Chem. Eur. J., February 19, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201800010 Read article

Hierarchical Nanostructures of Metal-Organic Frameworks Applied in Gas Separating ZIF-8-on-ZIF-67 Membranes

Hierarchical Nanostructures of Metal‐Organic Frameworks Applied in Gas Separating ZIF‐8‐on‐ZIF‐67 Membranes

MOF-on-MOF: Hierarchical nanostructures were fabricated by highly tunable and accurately adjustable self-assembly techniques. The ZIF-8-on-ZIF-67, either applied as mixed-matrix membrane or as neat MOF layer, shows highly increased performance in hydrogen separation tasks. They outperform the single ZIF-8 and ZIF-67 materials and other MOF materials in gas separation membranes, because of their additive adsorption effects originating from stacking of the frameworks.

[Communication]
Alexander Knebel, Paul Wulfert-Holzmann, Sebastian Friebe, Janet Pavel, Ina Strauß, Alexander Mundstock, Frank Steinbach, Jürgen Caro
Chem. Eur. J., February 19, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201705562 Read article

Hierarchically Porous Multilayered Carbon Barriers for High-Performance Li–S Batteries

Hierarchically Porous Multilayered Carbon Barriers for High‐Performance Li–S Batteries

Shuttle break: Hierarchically porous N-doped carbon (N-ZDC) spheres with an outer shell and an inner interconnected carbon network act as multilayered barrier to effectively suppress the dissolution of lithium polysulfides and enhance the active material utilization, thus improving the cycling performance of Li–S batteries.

[Full Paper]
Zhi Chang, Bing Ding, Hui Dou, Jie Wang, Guiyin Xu, Xiaogang Zhang
Chem. Eur. J., February 19, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201704757 Read article

Self-Template-Directed Metal–Organic Frameworks Network and the Derived Honeycomb-Like Carbon Flakes via Confinement Pyrolysis

Self‐Template‐Directed Metal–Organic Frameworks Network and the Derived Honeycomb‐Like Carbon Flakes via Confinement Pyrolysis

A layered double-metal hydroxide (LDH) is used as both a scaffold and as a metal source. The capture of the abundant metal cations from the LDH by the organic linkers leads to the in situ formation of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). The MOF-derived carbons exhibit a unique honeycomb-like macroporous structure due to the confined shrinkage of the polyhedral facets.

[Full Paper]
Jie Wang, Jing Tang, Bing Ding, Zhi Chang, Xiaodong Hao, Toshiaki Takei, Naoya Kobayashi, Yoshio Bando, Xiaogang Zhang, Yusuke Yamauchi
Small, February 16, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201704461 Read article

Imparting Designer Biorecognition Functionality to Metal–Organic Frameworks by a DNA-Mediated Surface Engineering Strategy

Imparting Designer Biorecognition Functionality to Metal–Organic Frameworks by a DNA‐Mediated Surface Engineering Strategy

A simple strategy for functional DNA-mediated surface engineering of porphyrin-based Zr6 metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is developed and DNA–MOFs with designer biorecognition functionalities are constructed for targeted cancer imaging and specific immune activation.

[Full Paper]
Weiyu Ning, Zhenghan Di, Yingjie Yu, Pingmei Zeng, Chunzhi Di, Daquan Chen, Xueqian Kong, Guangjun Nie, Yuliang Zhao, Lele Li
Small, February 16, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201703812 Read article

Hollow Mesoporous Silica@Metal–Organic Framework and Applications for pH-Responsive Drug Delivery

Hollow Mesoporous Silica@Metal–Organic Framework and Applications for pH‐Responsive Drug Delivery

Encapsulated for specific release: A doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded hollow mesoporous silica (HMS)@metal–organic framework (MOF) was synthesized and used as a pH-responsive drug delivery system for DOX. The drug is not released under physiological conditions (pH 7.4), but is released at low pH (4–6) from DOX/HMS@ZIF. The DOX/HMS@ZIF capsule shows higher efficacy against cancer cells.

[Communication]
Xiaomin Jia, Zhiyuan Yang, Yujun Wang, Ya Chen, Haitao Yuan, Heyin Chen, Xiaoxiang Xu, Xueqing Gao, Zuozhong Liang, Yu Sun, Jian-Rong Li, Haoquan Zheng, Rui Cao
ChemMedChem, February 16, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cmdc.201800019 Read article

Facile Synthesis of Magnetic Hierarchical Core–Shell Structured Fe3O4@PDA-Pd@MOF Nanocomposites: Highly Integrated Multifunctional Catalysts

Facile Synthesis of Magnetic Hierarchical Core–Shell Structured Fe3O4@PDA‐Pd@MOF Nanocomposites: Highly Integrated Multifunctional Catalysts

A magnetic hierarchical core–shell structured Fe3O4@PDA-Pd@[Cu3(btc)2] nanocomposite was successfully fabricated by a facile method. The magnetically reusable catalyst shows ultrahigh catalytic activity in the reduction of 4-nitrophenol and Suzuki–Miyaura reactions with excellent reusability. The synergistic effect between Fe3O4@PDA-Pd and [Cu3(btc)2] was observed in this catalytic system.

[Full Paper]
Rong Ma, Pengbo Yang, Yao Ma, Fengling Bian
ChemCatChem, February 16, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701693 Read article

Selective Production of Oxygenates from Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation over a Mesoporous-Silica-Supported Copper-Gallium Nanocomposite Catalyst

Selective Production of Oxygenates from Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation over a Mesoporous‐Silica‐Supported Copper‐Gallium Nanocomposite Catalyst

Ga-reat with gallium: We describe the single-step conversion of CO2 to oxygenates (methanol and dimethyl ether) over a SiO2-supported Cu-Ga bifunctional catalyst.

[Full Paper]
Amol M. Hengne, Kushal D. Bhatte, Samy Ould-Chikh, Youssef Saih, Jean Marie Basset, Kuo-Wei Huang
ChemCatChem, February 16, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701679 Read article

Self-Assembled Nickel Nanoparticles Supported on Mesoporous Aluminum Oxide for Selective Hydrogenation of Isophorone

Self‐Assembled Nickel Nanoparticles Supported on Mesoporous Aluminum Oxide for Selective Hydrogenation of Isophorone

The Ni for speed: Nickel nanoparticles doped on a mesoporous aluminum oxide catalyst (Ni/MA) were shown to be effective for the selective hydrogenation of the C=C bond in isophorone. The mesoporous structure is believed to play an important role in the high activity and high selectivity through facilitating the mass transfer of substrate and the products.

[Full Paper]
Leilei Hou, Wenqiang Du, Minjie Qu, Xinhong Wang, Shuwei Wang, Song Shi, Ying Sun, Jin Gao, Jie Xu
Asian J. Org. Chem., February 16, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajoc.201800043 Read article

Constructing Ordered Three-Dimensional TiO2 Channels for Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Performance in CO2 Conversion Induced by Au Nanoparticles

Constructing Ordered Three‐Dimensional TiO2 Channels for Enhanced Visible‐Light Photocatalytic Performance in CO2 Conversion Induced by Au Nanoparticles

Improving the gold standard: A novel Au-nanoparticle (NP)-decorated ordered mesoporous TiO2 (OMT) composite (OMT-Au) was successfully fabricated, in which Au NPs uniformly disperse on the OMT. Due to the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) effect derived from the excited Au NPs, the TiO2 revealed high photocatalytic performance for CO2 reduction under visible light (see figure).

[Full Paper]
Hairong Xue, Tao Wang, Hao Gong, Hu Guo, Xiaoli Fan, Bin Gao, Yaya Feng, Xianguang Meng, Xianli Huang, Jianping He
Chem. Asian J., February 15, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/asia.201701807 Read article

Encapsulation of 5-Fluorouracil in a Copper(II)-based Porous Metal-organic Framework: Drug Delivery and Inhibiting Human Spinal Cord Tumor Cells

Encapsulation of 5‐Fluorouracil in a Copper(II)‐based Porous Metal‐organic Framework: Drug Delivery and Inhibiting Human Spinal Cord Tumor Cells

[Article]
Rongrui Li, Shichen Liu,, Qingxi Tang, Tianshu Wang, Yunchuan Xie, Raosheng Zhai
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., February 14, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/zaac.201800003 Read article

Conductive Porous Network of Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Cobalt-Nitrogen-doped Carbon with the Assistance of Carbon Nanohorns as Electrocatalysts for Zinc–Air Batteries

Conductive Porous Network of Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Cobalt‐Nitrogen‐doped Carbon with the Assistance of Carbon Nanohorns as Electrocatalysts for Zinc–Air Batteries

Taking O2 reduction by the horns: A new electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction derived from a bimetallic metal–organic framework and single-walled carbon nanohorns is reported. The 3D conductive network offered by the nanohorns gives the catalyst comparable performance with commercial 20 % Pt/C as well as excellent durability and methanol tolerance in the half-cell test in alkaline medium. Moreover, the new electrocatalyst shows high peak power density (185 mW cm−2).

[Full Paper]
Jianshuo Zhang, Chuxin Wu, Meihua Huang, Yi Zhao, Jiaxin Li, Lunhui Guan
ChemCatChem, February 14, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701794 Read article

Synthetic and Catalytic Potential of Amorphous Mesoporous Aluminosilicates Prepared by Postsynthetic Aluminations of Silica in Aqueous Media

Synthetic and Catalytic Potential of Amorphous Mesoporous Aluminosilicates Prepared by Postsynthetic Aluminations of Silica in Aqueous Media

All comes down to the acidity: Controlling the pH of Al-containing aqueous solutions yields porous aluminosilicates with superior acidity and stability. The effectivity of the method is demonstrated on several silica sources. Catalytic evaluation in five distinct acid-catalyzed reactions underline the potential of the developed materials.

[Full Paper]
Roel Locus, Danny Verboekend, Martin d'Halluin, Michiel Dusselier, Yuhe Liao, Nicolas Nuttens, Tony Jaumann, Steffen Oswald, Luís Mafra, Lars Giebeler, Bert Sels
ChemCatChem, February 14, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701660 Read article

Conventional and New Materials for Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx

Conventional and New Materials for Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx

In with the new: Traditional and newly emerging catalysts used in SCR deNOx in the past several years are presented. The widely used commercial NH3-SCR catalyst in the industry area is vanadium-based catalysts, involving anhydrous or aqueous ammonia (NH3) or urea (CO(NH2)2) as a reducing reagent. The challenge to develop novel low-temperature and non-toxic catalysts (LTCs) for SCR of NOx remains.

[Review]
Yu Liu, Jun Zhao, Jong-Min Lee
ChemCatChem, February 14, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201701414 Read article

Porous Carbon-Hosted Atomically Dispersed Iron–Nitrogen Moiety as Enhanced Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in a Wide Range of pH

Porous Carbon‐Hosted Atomically Dispersed Iron–Nitrogen Moiety as Enhanced Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in a Wide Range of pH

Fe-doped metal organic framework-derived nonprecious nanocatalysts with single active sites are obtained by a simple pyrolysis procedure. The obtained Fe–N–C single-atom electrocatalysts possess superior oxygen reduction reaction performance in a wide range of pH.

[Communication]
Shaofang Fu, Chengzhou Zhu, Dong Su, Junhua Song, Siyu Yao, Shuo Feng, Mark H. Engelhard, Dan Du, Yuehe Lin
Small, February 12, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201703118 Read article

Stable Metal–Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis, and Applications

Stable Metal–Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis, and Applications

Stable metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with high resistance to harsh chemical environments are reviewed with regard to recent progress in their research and development. Fundamental mechanisms of MOF stability, design and synthesis of stable MOF architectures, and their latest applications are summarized, providing a fundamental outline for the discovery of new stable MOFs.

[Review]
Shuai Yuan, Liang Feng, Kecheng Wang, Jiandong Pang, Matheiu Bosch, Christina Lollar, Yujia Sun, Junsheng Qin, Xinyu Yang, Peng Zhang, Qi Wang, Lanfang Zou, Yingmu Zhang, Liangliang Zhang, Yu Fang, Jialuo Li, Hong-Cai Zhou
Adv. Mater., February 12, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201704303 Read article

Room-Temperature Electrochemical Conversion of Metal–Organic Frameworks into Porous Amorphous Metal Sulfides with Tailored Composition and Hydrogen Evolution Activity

Room‐Temperature Electrochemical Conversion of Metal–Organic Frameworks into Porous Amorphous Metal Sulfides with Tailored Composition and Hydrogen Evolution Activity

Electrochemical conversion of metal–organic framework (EC-MOF) films is introduced as a versatile tool for constructing active H2-evolution metal sulfide electrocatalysts. EC-MOF enables fine-tuning of the metal sulfide's chemical structure and composition. Thus, given the large variety of available MOFs, the EC-MOF method provides a powerful platform for designing a wide variety of active electrocatalytic materials.

[Full Paper]
Wenhui He, Raya Ifraemov, Arik Raslin, Idan Hod
Adv. Funct. Mater., February 12, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201707244 Read article

Bifunctional Pyridinium-Based Ionic-Liquid-Immobilized Diindium Tris(diphenic acid) Bis(1,10-phenanthroline) for CO2 Fixation

Bifunctional Pyridinium‐Based Ionic‐Liquid‐Immobilized Diindium Tris(diphenic acid) Bis(1,10‐phenanthroline) for CO2 Fixation

Suitable sites: A bifunctional one-component heterogeneous catalyst system, IL–[In2(dpa)3(1,10-phen)2] (IL=ionic liquid; dpa=diphenic acid; 1,10-phen=1,10-phenanthroline), that contains both Lewis acid sites and ionic liquid functional sites is employed for CO2–epoxide cycloaddition reactions.

[Full Paper]
Robin Babu, Jintu Francis Kurisingal, Jong-San Chang, Dae-Won Park
ChemSusChem, February 08, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201702193 Read article

Growth-Oriented Fe-Based MOFs Synergized with Graphene Aerogels for High-Performance Supercapacitors

Growth‐Oriented Fe‐Based MOFs Synergized with Graphene Aerogels for High‐Performance Supercapacitors

Growth-oriented, rod-like MIL-88-Fe is synthesized on the surface of graphene via one-step solvothermal method, which immensely enhances the electrochemical performances for supercapacitors. The results point to the possibility of using metal–organic framework and functionalized graphene to prepare high-performance electrode with high capacitive volume, fast charge/discharge rate, and reliable cycling stability.

[Full Paper]
Lin Liu, Yang Yan, Zihe Cai, Shengxuan Lin, Xiaobin Hu
Adv. Mater. Interfaces, February 08, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201701548 Read article

Interpenetrating Triphase Cobalt-Based Nanocomposites as Efficient Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalysts for Long-Lasting Rechargeable Zn–Air Batteries

Interpenetrating Triphase Cobalt‐Based Nanocomposites as Efficient Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalysts for Long‐Lasting Rechargeable Zn–Air Batteries

A unique hybrid catalyst consisting of interpenetrating Co and Co3O4 nanoparticles stitched in porous graphitized carbon shells is reported. The interpenetrated Co species establish charge and mass transport highways and promote adsorption of reactants, while the reinforced covalent bonds between Co and N species greatly enhance cycling stability. These merits combine to enable accelerated oxygen electrocatalysis within long-lasting Zn–air batteries.

[Full Paper]
Yi Jiang, Ya-Ping Deng, Jing Fu, Dong Un Lee, Ruilin Liang, Zachary Paul Cano, Yangshuai Liu, Zhengyu Bai, Sooyeon Hwang, Lin Yang, Dong Su, Weiguo Chu, Zhongwei Chen
Adv. Energy Mater., January 31, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201702900 Read article

Precise Synthesis of Well-defined Inorganic-organic Hybrid Particles

Precise Synthesis of Well‐defined Inorganic‐organic Hybrid Particles

The application of flow reactors to prepare well-defined hybrid particles composed of inorganic oxide and organic compound is summarized. Thanks to the homogeneous reaction achieved by a flow reactor, compositional and structural homogeneity and, on the other hand, complex hierarchical structure are achieved. Flow reactor syntheses of some metal-organic frameworks and graphene-based hybrids are also introduced.

[Personal Account]
Kota Shiba, Makoto Ogawa
Chem. Rec., January 10, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/tcr.201700077 Read article

ZIF-67 Derived Porous Carbon from Calcination and Acid Etching Process as an Enzyme Immobilization Platform for Glucose Sensing

ZIF‐67 Derived Porous Carbon from Calcination and Acid Etching Process as an Enzyme Immobilization Platform for Glucose Sensing

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Libo Shi, Xuan Cai, Hong Li, Haiyan He, Hongli Zhao, Minbo Lan
Electroanalysis, January 10, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201700678 Read article

Copper-based Metal-organic Framework for Non-enzymatic Electrochemical Detection of Glucose

Copper‐based Metal‐organic Framework for Non‐enzymatic Electrochemical Detection of Glucose

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Yanmei Sun, Yaxiang Li, Nan Wang, Qing Qing Xu, Ling Xu, Meng Lin
Electroanalysis, January 10, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.201700629 Read article

Six Coordination Polymers based on 4-(1H-Imidazol-1-yl)phthalic Acid: Structural Diversities, Magnetism and Luminescence Properties

Six Coordination Polymers based on 4‐(1H‐Imidazol‐1‐yl)phthalic Acid: Structural Diversities, Magnetism and Luminescence Properties

[Article]
Jiye Liang, Wenyan Zhang, Yangtian Yan, Yunlong Wu, Gaopeng Li, Wenquan Tong, Yaoyu Wang
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., January 08, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1002/zaac.201700338 Read article

Water-Stable Nanoporous Polymer Films with Excellent Proton Conductivity

Water‐Stable Nanoporous Polymer Films with Excellent Proton Conductivity

A novel nanoporous polymer thin film is synthesized using an alternative polymer membrane synthesis strategy based on the chemical modification of surface-mounted, monolithic, crystalline metal–organic framework thin films. The polymer film possesses crosslinked, highly ordered polymer network structure containing regularly spaced carboxylic acid side groups, resulting in the high proton conductivity and water stability.

[Communication]
Zhengbang Wang, Cong Liang, Haolin Tang, Sylvain Grosjean, Artak Shahnas, Joerg Lahann, Stefan Bräse, Christof Wöll
Macromol. Rapid Commun., December 18, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.201700676 Read article

Chemistry in Confinement: Copper and Palladium Catalyzed Ecofriendly Organic Transformations within Porous Frameworks

Chemistry in Confinement: Copper and Palladium Catalyzed Ecofriendly Organic Transformations within Porous Frameworks

Kasi Pitchumani (1954) received his M.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in Chemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), Madurai, India. At present, he is working as a CSIR-Emeritus Scientist in Chemistry and also in Centre for Green Chemistry Processes at School of Chemistry, MKU. He has 35 years of teaching experience in organic and natural products chemistry and published over 190 research articles in peer reviewed journals. Prof. Pitchumani is a recipient of the Tamil Nadu Scientist Award in 2003 under the category of Chemical Sciences and Basic Science Research award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. His research interests involve developing green chemical processes using clays, zeolites, cyclodextrins, metal organic frameworks, covalent organic polymers and nanostructured materials for heterogeneous catalytic applications, organic photochemistry and supramolecular chemistry.

[Personal Account]
Basuvaraj Suresh Kumar, Kasi Pitchumani
Chem. Rec., November 24, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/tcr.201700056 Read article

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