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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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A Multifunctional Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Framework for the One-Pot Tandem Photooxidative Passerini Three-Component Reaction of Alcohols

A Multifunctional Zirconium‐Based Metal–Organic Framework for the One‐Pot Tandem Photooxidative Passerini Three‐Component Reaction of Alcohols

Three in one-pot: A novel porous zirconium-based metal–organic framework (MOF) is synthesized and explored in the one-pot tandem photo-oxidative Passerini three-component reaction of alcohols to afford α-acyloxy amides at room temperature without using any additive. Multiple functionalities into the MOF enrich its application in the photocatalysis and catalysis.

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Davood Azarifar, Ramin Ghorbani-Vaghei, Saba Daliran, Ali Reza Oveisi
ChemCatChem, April 21, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700169 Read article

Design Principles for Covalent Organic Frameworks in Energy Storage Applications

Design Principles for Covalent Organic Frameworks in Energy Storage Applications

Potential of porous polymers: Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) are a class of crystalline, porous polymers formed under thermodynamic control. The design strategies for synthesizing COFs specifically for applications in energy storage are discussed. Recent efforts to tailor COFs for gas separation and storage, solar energy capture, and capacitive storage are also outlined.

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Sampath B. Alahakoon, Christina M. Thompson, Gino Occhialini, Ronald A. Smaldone
ChemSusChem, April 20, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201700120 Read article

Ligand Torsion Triggered Two Robust Fe-Tetratopic Carboxylate Frameworks with Enhanced Gas Uptake and Separation Performance

Ligand Torsion Triggered Two Robust Fe‐Tetratopic Carboxylate Frameworks with Enhanced Gas Uptake and Separation Performance

Iron cages: Two robust Fe-MOFs have been produced, which exhibit completely different (4,6)-connected networks and represent the only two MOF types constructed by [M3(O/OH)(COO)6] trigonal prismatic building units and quadrilateral tetratopic carboxylate linkers. Both MOFs exhibit high stability, permanent microporosity, and excellent gas uptake capability. SNNU-60 has extremely high C2H2/CH4 selectivity, which surpasses all MOFs reported so far under the same conditions.

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Jian-Wei Zhang, Man-Cheng Hu, Shu-Ni Li, Yu-Cheng Jiang, Quan-Guo Zhai
Chem. Eur. J., April 20, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700867 Read article

Solvent-Controlled Phase Transition of a CoII-Organic Framework: From Achiral to Chiral and Two to Three Dimensions

Solvent‐Controlled Phase Transition of a CoII‐Organic Framework: From Achiral to Chiral and Two to Three Dimensions

Phase Transition Switch: A dynamic metal-organic framework, comprised of square-grid layers, is shown to undergo (a) methanol ordering, inducing chirality, which is absent upon desolvation or replacement by bulkier ethanol, and (b) 2D to 3D transformation from five-coordinated cobalt to octahedral through an astounding 0.3 Å motion between neighboring layers.

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Xing-Po Wang, Wen-Miao Chen, Hao Qi, Xiao-Yi Li, Cyril Rajnák, Zhen-Yu Feng, Mohamedally Kurmoo, Roman Boča, Chun-Jiang Jia, Chen-Ho Tung, Di Sun
Chem. Eur. J., April 20, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700474 Read article

Defective Metal–Organic Frameworks Incorporating Iridium-Based Metalloligands: Sorption and Dye Degradation Properties

Defective Metal–Organic Frameworks Incorporating Iridium‐Based Metalloligands: Sorption and Dye Degradation Properties

Features of flaws: A series of defective metal–organic frameworks of the type [Zn44-O)(Ir-A)2(1−x)(Ir-B)2x] (ZnIr-MOF-dx; Ir-AH3=[Ir(ppy-COOH)3] (ppyCOOH=3-(pyridin-2-yl)benzoic acid); Ir-BH3=[Ir(ppy-COOH)2(2-pyPO3H)] (2-pyPO3H2=2-pyridylphosphonic acid)) are reported (see figure). As a representative example, ZnIr-MOF-d0.3 shows greatly improved adsorption capacity of n-butanol and dramatically increased photocatalytic efficiency of rhodamine B degradation.

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Kun Fan, Wei-Xuan Nie, Lu-Ping Wang, Chwen-Haw Liao, Song-Song Bao, Li-Min Zheng
Chem. Eur. J., April 20, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700365 Read article

Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Membranes Supported on Macroporous Carbon Hollow Fibers by Fluidic Processing Techniques

Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Membranes Supported on Macroporous Carbon Hollow Fibers by Fluidic Processing Techniques

Robust and selective zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) membranes are synthesized by interfacial fluidic processing on macroporous carbon fibers. Such a generalized ZIF membrane synthesis process overcomes issues of stability and enables the use of ZIF membranes in a wide range of molecular separations.

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Kiwon Eum, Chen Ma, Dong-Yeun Koh, Fereshteh Rashidi, Zhong Li, Christopher W. Jones, Ryan P. Lively, Sankar Nair
Adv. Mater. Interfaces, April 20, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201700080 Read article

Chiral Sensing with Mesoporous Pd@Pt Nanoparticles

Chiral Sensing with Mesoporous Pd@Pt Nanoparticles

That makes sense: The synthesis of high-surface-area mesoporous Pd@Pt nanoparticles for chiral sensing is demonstrated. This is done by treating the nanoparticles with chiral molecules (D-DOPA, and L–DOPA) during synthesis procedure, which imparts molecular affinity for the desired enantiomer and stereoisomer.

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Yuxi Fang, Cuiling Li, Jiang Bo, Joel Henzie, Yusuke Yamauchi, Toru Asahi
ChemElectroChem, April 19, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.201700257 Read article

Dual-Functional Surfactant-Templated Strategy for Synthesis of an In Situ N2-Intercalated Mesoporous WO3 Photoanode for Efficient Visible-Light-Driven Water Oxidation

Dual‐Functional Surfactant‐Templated Strategy for Synthesis of an In Situ N2‐Intercalated Mesoporous WO3 Photoanode for Efficient Visible‐Light‐Driven Water Oxidation

N-riched electrode: N2-intercalated crystalline mesoporous WO3 was synthesized by thermal decomposition of H2WO4/dodecylamine (DDA) precursors. The mesoporous structure of WO3-DDA shows a narrower distribution of smaller pores compared to the interparticle spaces of bulk WO3. An ITO/WO3-DDA electrode can utilize visible light below 490 nm for photoelectrochemical water oxidation, as opposed to below 470 nm for an ITO/WO3-bulk electrode (see figure).

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Dong Li, Debraj Chandra, Ryouchi Takeuchi, Takanari Togashi, Masato Kurihara, Kenji Saito, Tatsuto Yui, Masayuki Yagi
Chem. Eur. J., April 18, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700088 Read article

Grain-Boundary-Free Super-Proton Conduction of a Solution-Processed Prussian-Blue Nanoparticle Film

Grain‐Boundary‐Free Super‐Proton Conduction of a Solution‐Processed Prussian‐Blue Nanoparticle Film

A densely packed, pinhole-free mono-particle film of Prussian-blue nanoparticles is formed on a substrate. Low-temperature heating of the film leads to an up to 105-fold enhancement of proton conductivity, reaching circa 10−1 S cm−1. The high-performing solution-processed film suggests that heating enables the self-restoration of hydrogen-bonding networks throughout their innumerable grain boundaries.

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Kenta Ono, Manabu Ishizaki, Katsuhiko Kanaizuka, Takanari Togashi, Teppei Yamada, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Masato Kurihara
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., April 13, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201701759 Read article

Increased Electric Conductivity upon I2 Uptake and Gas Sorption in a Pillar-Layered Metal–Organic Framework

Increased Electric Conductivity upon I2 Uptake and Gas Sorption in a Pillar‐Layered Metal–Organic Framework

Two eyes on MOFs: A pillar-layered MOF was assembled, which displayed selective adsorption for CO2 over CH4 as well as significantly increased electrical conductivity, caused by I2 loading (see graph). Single-crystal X-ray studies revealed the location of I2 in the framework. Hydrogen binding involving I2 is expected to contribute to charge-transfer effects and in turn higher conductivity for the MOF.

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Gao-Peng Li, Kun Zhang, Hai-Yan Zhao, Lei Hou, Yao-Yu Wang
ChemPlusChem, April 12, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201700063 Read article

Metal–Organic Framework-Templated Catalyst: Synergy in Multiple Sites for Catalytic CO2 Fixation

Metal–Organic Framework‐Templated Catalyst: Synergy in Multiple Sites for Catalytic CO2 Fixation

Synergistic effects: ZnO nanoparticles encapsulated into N-doped porous carbon with multiple catalytic sites are rationally synthesized by pyrolysis of a metal–organic framework followed by a moderate oxidation treatment. Based on the synergy of multiple sites (ZnO, pyridinic N, hydroxyl, and carboxyl groups), the resultant catalyst exhibits excellent activity, selectivity, and recyclability in the CO2 cycloaddtion reactions with epoxides under mild conditions.

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Meili Ding, Si Chen, Xiao-Qin Liu, Lin-Bing Sun, Junling Lu, Hai-Long Jiang
ChemSusChem, April 11, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201700245 Read article

Highly Hydrophobic ZIF-8/Carbon Nitride Foam with Hierarchical Porosity for Oil Capture and Chemical Fixation of CO2

Highly Hydrophobic ZIF‐8/Carbon Nitride Foam with Hierarchical Porosity for Oil Capture and Chemical Fixation of CO2

A facile, scalable carbonization strategy is introduced for the preparation of carbon nitride foams with high nitrogen contents and micrometer-sized pores as a structural template for the growth of ZIF-8 crystals. This renders the resulting frameworks highly hydrophobic such that they can be used to clean up oil spills from water and are catalytically active for CO2 conversion.

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Daeok Kim, Dae Woo Kim, Onur Buyukcakir, Min-Kyeong Kim, Kyriaki Polychronopoulou, Ali Coskun
Adv. Funct. Mater., April 11, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201700706 Read article

Building Up Colors: Multilayered Arrays of Peryleneimides on Flat Surfaces and Mesoporous Layers

Building Up Colors: Multilayered Arrays of Peryleneimides on Flat Surfaces and Mesoporous Layers

Filling up the pores: Multilayers composed of perylene dyes are deposited on thin Al2O3 layers and mesoporous TiO2 by a simple dip-by-dip process. As many as 33 layers can be grown on Al2O3, whereas the voids between particles of mesoporous TiO2 can be bridged with dye layers (see figure). Microcrystal growth during the process can be controlled by employing appropriate washing techniques.

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Lijo George, Elena Efimova, Essi Sariola-Leikas, Kimmo Lahtonen, Mika Valden, Paola Vivo, Hanna Hakola, Arto Hiltunen, Alexander Efimov
ChemPlusChem, April 07, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201700061 Read article

Carbon Dioxide Oversolubility in Nanoconfined Liquids for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates

Carbon Dioxide Oversolubility in Nanoconfined Liquids for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates

Solving the problem: The physical phenomenon of gas oversolubility in nanoconfined liquids is applied for the catalytic cycloaddition of carbon dioxide to epoxides to generate cyclic carbonates at room temperature under atmospheric pressure. A hybrid adsorbent based on the MCM-41 silica material exhibits enhanced catalytic properties and multicycle stability, providing an effective and sustainable catalytic system.

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Maria V. Zakharova, Freddy Kleitz, Frédéric-Georges Fontaine
ChemCatChem, April 07, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700247 Read article

The Synergistic Effect to Promote the Direct Conversion of Bioethanol into Isobutene over Ternary Multifunctional CrxZnyZrzOn Catalysts

The Synergistic Effect to Promote the Direct Conversion of Bioethanol into Isobutene over Ternary Multifunctional CrxZnyZrzOn Catalysts

A select few: The introduction of chromium into the mesoporous Zn1Zr8On catalyst to give the Cr1Zn1Zr8On composite results in a 38 % increase in the selectivity to isobutene in the direct conversion of bioethanol. Two critical factors affect the surface properties of this catalyst and thus the selectivity to isobutene, that is, a balance of acid/base sites and favorable redox properties.

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Feng Liu, Yong Men, Jinguo Wang, Xiaoxiong Huang, Yuanqiang Wang, Wei An
ChemCatChem, April 04, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201700154 Read article

Lanthanide “Chameleon” Multistage Anti-Counterfeit Materials

Lanthanide “Chameleon” Multistage Anti‐Counterfeit Materials

Hybrid lanthanide/metal–organic-framework materials for application in multistage security technologies are proposed. These materials show both wavelength- and temperature-dependent luminescence properties. They exhibit “chameleon” behavior by changing their emission color in response to changes in the environment. For this application, the combination of Tb3+/Sm3+ is superior to that of Tb3+/Eu3+, which is most often investigated for temperature-dependent luminescence.

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Anna M. Kaczmarek, Ying-Ya Liu, Chunhua Wang, Brecht Laforce, Laszlo Vincze, Pascal Van Der Voort, Kristof Van Hecke, Rik Van Deun
Adv. Funct. Mater., April 04, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201700258 Read article

Syntheses, Structures and Characterization of Four Metal-Organic Frameworks constructed by 2,2′,6,6′-Tetramethoxy-4,4′-biphenyldicarboxylic Acid

Syntheses, Structures and Characterization of Four Metal‐Organic Frameworks constructed by 2,2′,6,6′‐Tetramethoxy‐4,4′‐biphenyldicarboxylic Acid

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Jiawei Li, Yamei Fan, Yanwei Ren
Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., April 03, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/zaac.201700003 Read article

A Novel Glucose Biosensor Based on Tb@Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

A Novel Glucose Biosensor Based on Tb@Mesoporous Metal‐Organic Frameworks/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

Born to perform: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are combined with mesoporous metal-organic frameworks (Tb@mesoMOFs) to form a novel nanocomposite as the platform to construct electrochemical biosensors for glucose detection. The Tb@mesoMOFs-CNT nanocomposites serve as a supporting matrix to load methylene green as an electron mediator and glucose dehydrogenase as the electrocatalysts on a glassy carbon electrode to construct an electrochemical glucose biosensor, which shows good performance for glucose detection with a wide linear range and a low detection limit.

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Yonghai Song, Yuan Shen, Coucong Gong, Jingyi Chen, Mengli Xu, Linyu Wang, Li Wang
ChemElectroChem, April 03, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.201600895 Read article

Composite Salt in Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks for Adsorption Heat Transformation

Composite Salt in Porous Metal‐Organic Frameworks for Adsorption Heat Transformation

A new type of composite salt in porous matrix adsorbents that results from combining metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and hygroscopic salts (CaCl2, LiCl) has been synthesized by spray-drying continuous-flow method. The applicability of these MOF-based CSPMs has been demonstrated for potential applications in thermal batteries and refrigerator systems, demonstrating high capacity and energetic efficiency.

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Luis Garzón-Tovar, Javier Pérez-Carvajal, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch
Adv. Funct. Mater., April 03, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201606424 Read article

Direct Access to Primary Amines and Particle Morphology Control in Nanoporous CO2 Sorbents

Direct Access to Primary Amines and Particle Morphology Control in Nanoporous CO2 Sorbents

Smooth access: Nitrile groups in linear polymers can be readily reduced in solution. However, this reduction is challenging in insoluble network polymers, since reducing agents cannot easily access the nitrile groups. The porous polymers reported in this work undergo complete reduction of nitrile pendant groups into amines (−NH2) without sacrificing porosity.

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Nesibe A. Dogan, Ercan Ozdemir, Cafer T. Yavuz
ChemSusChem, March 29, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201700190 Read article

A Voltage-Responsive Free-Blockage Controlled-Release System Based on Hydrophobicity Switching

A Voltage‐Responsive Free‐Blockage Controlled‐Release System Based on Hydrophobicity Switching

Escape plan: A voltage-responsive controlled-release system with superior sealing capability, good biocompatibility, and excellent gating ability is constructed on the basis of the hydrophobicity switching of nanopores. The system can realize pulsatile release if suitable voltage pulses are sequentially applied, which avoids unexpected release of cargos after the stimulus disappears.

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Xiangyu Jiao, Ruijuan Sun, Yaya Cheng, Fengyu Li, Xin Du, Yongqiang Wen, Yanlin Song, Xueji Zhang
ChemPhysChem, March 29, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201700117 Read article

Inside Back Cover: Immobilization of Redox Enzymes on Nanoporous Gold Electrodes: Applications in Biofuel Cells (ChemPlusChem 4/2017)

Inside Back Cover: Immobilization of Redox Enzymes on Nanoporous Gold Electrodes: Applications in Biofuel Cells (ChemPlusChem 4/2017)

The cover picture shows the use of nanoporous gold electrodes to immobilize glucose dehydrogenase (Glomorella cingulata) and bilirubin oxidase (Myrothecium verrucaria) for use in a biofuel cell. The enzymes can penetrate completely through, are accessible within the porous network, and are stabilized inside the pores. More details can be found in the Full Paper by E. Magner and co-workers on page 553 in Issue 4, 2017 (DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600455).

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Till Siepenkoetter, Urszula Salaj-Kosla, Xinxin Xiao, Peter Ó Conghaile, Marcos Pita, Roland Ludwig, Edmond Magner
ChemPlusChem, March 28, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201700111 Read article

Smart Design of Small Pd Nanoparticles Confined in Hollow Carbon Nanospheres with Large Center-Radial Mesopores

Smart Design of Small Pd Nanoparticles Confined in Hollow Carbon Nanospheres with Large Center‐Radial Mesopores

Dendrimer-like mesoporous silica nanospheres are used as hard templates to fabricate porous hollow carbon nanospheres containing many small Pd nanoparticles on their inner surfaces. The materials exhibit high catalytic activity and selectivity as well as good recyclability in the catalytic oxidation of benzyl alcohol.

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Xin Du, Caixia Zhao, Xiaoyu Li, Hongwei Huang, Junhui He, Yongqiang Wen, Xueji Zhang
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., March 15, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201700203 Read article

Inside Cover: Cellular Internalization and Biocompatibility of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles with Tunable Morphologies: From Nanospheres to Nanowires (ChemPlusChem 4/2017)

Inside Cover: Cellular Internalization and Biocompatibility of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles with Tunable Morphologies: From Nanospheres to Nanowires (ChemPlusChem 4/2017)

The cover picture shows a versatile method for the synthesis of periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) nanoparticles with tunable morphologies ranging from nanospheres to nanowires by exploiting organic co-solvent(s) and the aqueous template. The fluorescent derivatives of these PMO nanoparticles were used to study their accumulation and toxicity in HeLa cells. Details are given in the Communication by N. M. Khashab and co-workers on page 631 in Issue 4, 2017 (DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600560).

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Yevhen Fatieiev, Jonas G. Croissant, Kholod Alamoudi, Niveen M. Khashab
ChemPlusChem, March 09, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201700110 Read article

Reduced Graphene Oxide Wrapped Mesoporous Hierarchical TiO2-CdS as a Photoanode for High-Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Reduced Graphene Oxide Wrapped Mesoporous Hierarchical TiO2‐CdS as a Photoanode for High‐Performance Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells

The coupling of TiO2 with the narrow-band-gap semiconductor CdS is utilized to improve the photoresponse of TiO2, and the introduction of graphene into the binary TiO2/CdS material as a charge-transfer promoter is highly expected to enhance the photovoltaic activity.

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Yanan Zhang, Chengxiang Wang, Zhimin Yuan, Luyuan Zhang, Longwei Yin
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., February 27, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201601535 Read article

Cellular Internalization and Biocompatibility of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles with Tunable Morphologies: From Nanospheres to Nanowires

Cellular Internalization and Biocompatibility of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanoparticles with Tunable Morphologies: From Nanospheres to Nanowires

In good shape: Periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) nanoparticles have been synthesized with tunable morphologies ranging from nanospheres to nanowires via the addition of organic co-solvent(s) to the aqueous template (see figure). The morphology strongly influences the properties and in vitro toxicities of these nanoparticles.

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Yevhen Fatieiev, Jonas G. Croissant, Kholod Alamoudi, Niveen M. Khashab
ChemPlusChem, January 31, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201600560 Read article

Immobilization of Redox Enzymes on Nanoporous Gold Electrodes: Applications in Biofuel Cells

Immobilization of Redox Enzymes on Nanoporous Gold Electrodes: Applications in Biofuel Cells

Enzymatic fuel cells: Nanoporous gold (NPG) electrodes with tunable pore size from 5 to 60 nm were prepared and utilized for the immobilization of bilirubin oxidase (BOx) and glucose dehydrogenase (GDH) for use in biofuel cells. The devices with NPG-confined enzymes show high power outputs and enhanced long-term operation and storage stability, an improvement associated with the physical confinement of the enzyme within the porous network (see figure).

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Till Siepenkoetter, Urszula Salaj-Kosla, Xinxin Xiao, Peter Ó Conghaile, Marcos Pita, Roland Ludwig, Edmond Magner
ChemPlusChem, November 25, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201600455 Read article

Crystal Engineering of a Two-Dimensional Lead-Free Perovskite with Functional Organic Cations by Second-Sphere Coordination

Crystal Engineering of a Two‐Dimensional Lead‐Free Perovskite with Functional Organic Cations by Second‐Sphere Coordination

Functional cations: A new two-dimensional Cu perovskite containing an optoelectronically active organic cation (orange in the figure) has been synthesized using second-sphere coordination interactions. The material shows near-UV/blue photoluminescence and is stable for months under ambient conditions.

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Daniele Cortecchia, Cesare Soci, Massimo Cametti, Annamaria Petrozza, Javier Martí-Rujas
ChemPlusChem, November 10, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201600477 Read article

Crystalline, highly oriented MOF thin film: the fabrication and application

Crystalline, highly oriented MOF thin film: the fabrication and application

Crystalline, highly oriented Metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films suggest intriguing possibilities as gas separator, catalysis, proton conduction, photovoltaic device and so on. The current review illustrates some fabrication methods and brings some updated applications of oriented MOF thin films. It is understatement to predict that the highly ordered MOF films will have a promising future for the MOF-based devices.

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Zhihua Fu, Gang Xu
Chem. Rec., October 24, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1002/tcr.201600109 Read article

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