This month, NJC is delighted to present the special issue on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN), composing 10 review articles and 29 research reports. These articles provide an update of recent innovations in both fundamental and applied aspects of inorganic nanomaterials.
In their perspective, Prof. Pascal Van Der Voort (Ghent University, Belgium) and his colleagues, who designed the outside cover, describe the Vanadium-containing metal–organic frameworks that have been developed since the first systematic reports on MOFs almost 15 years ago. According to their studies, these materials show interesting behaviour in oxidation catalysis and gas sorption, opening perspectives towards the development of even more active and selective catalysts.
Vanadium metal–organic frameworks: structures and applications
Pascal Van Der Voort, Karen Leus, Ying-Ya Liu, Matthias Vandichel, Veronique Van Speybroeck, Michel Waroquier and Shyam Biswas.
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 1853–1867. DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ01130E.
The inside cover was designed by Prof. Matthias Driess (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany). In their article, the authors report the synthesis of multi-faceted versus irregular shaped Ag3PO4 microparticles for the visible light driven non-sacrificial water oxidation. According to the authors, non-sacrificial water oxidation with multi-faceted silver phosphate particles could lead to overall water splitting by successful coupling of the material with an efficient hydrogen evolution catalyst.
Visible light driven non-sacrificial water oxidation and dye degradation with silver phosphates: multi-faceted morphology matters
Arindam Indra, Prashanth W. Menezes, Michael Schwarze and Matthias Driess.
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 1942–1945. DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ01012K.
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