Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Constructs of MOF-on-Reduced Graphene Oxide for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Always on the go: The hierarchical MOF-on-rGO compartment provides efficient confinement for sulfur and displays excellent electrochemical performance.

[Communications]
Yushan Wu, Dr. Haoqing Jiang, Prof. Fu-Sheng Ke, Prof. Hexiang Deng
doi.org/10.1002/asia.201900848

Identifying Protein Conformational Dynamics Using Spin-label ESR

Getting labeled: Spin-label electron spin resonance (ESR) has emerged as a powerful tool to characterize protein dynamics. In this minireview, a few cases are summarized in which ESR techniques have been developed in recent years to resolve protein dynamic components that were difficult to study by other biophysical tools.

[Minireviews]
Dr. Yei-Chen Lai, Dr. Yun-Hsuan Kuo, Prof. Yun-Wei Chiang
doi.org/10.1002/asia.201900855

Nickel-Catalyzed Chemoselective Acetalization of Aldehydes With Alcohols under Neutral Conditions

Taking a Ni: A molecularly defined NiII-complex catalyzing the chemoselective acetalization of aldehydes with alcohols under neutral conditions is reported. The reaction is general, efficient, and showed a wide substrate scope (including aliphatic aldehydes) as well as excellent functional group tolerance. Reusability of the present nickel catalyst is also demonstrated.

[Communications]
Murugan Subaramanian, Vinod G. Landge, Akash Mondal, Dr. Virendrakumar Gupta, Prof. Ekambaram Balaraman
doi.org/10.1002/asia.201900908

Stabilizing Metal-Organic Polyhedra (MOP): Issues and Strategies

Reaching for stability: Custom-built metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs) can offer improved stability features, particularly hydrolytic stability. The strategies to stabilize carboxylate MOPs are discussed (see figure).

[Minireviews]
Samraj Mollick, Sahel Fajal, Dr. Soumya Mukherjee, Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh
doi.org/10.1002/asia.201900800