Welcome to Issue 4 of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2019

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The latest InorgChemFront issue is published online.

 

The front cover story, Water-soluble Re6-clusters with aromatic phosphine ligands – from synthesis to potential biomedical applications  is contributed by Michael A. Shestopalov et al.

The inside cover features a story on Borax promotes the facile formation of hollow structure in Cu single crystalline nanoparticles for multifunctional electrocatalysis by Baorui Jia, Yongzhi Zhao, Zili Zhang, Luan Liu, Mingli Qin, Haoyang Wu, Ye Liu, Xuanhui Qu and Genggeng Qi.

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2018

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We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Prof Dr Xian-He Bu, Nankai University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2646-7974
Dr Rui Cao, Shaanxi Normal University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1821-9583
Dr Kang Min Ok, Sogang University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7195-9089
Dr Shengjie Peng, National University of Singapore, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6565-836X
Dr Jinkui Tang, Chang Chun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8600-7718
Dr, Pinxian Xi, Lanzhou University, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5064-5622
Professor Qiang Zhang, Tsinghua University, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3929-1541
Professor Qichun Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1854-8659
Prof Dr Chunyi Zhi, City University of Hong Kong, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6766-5953
Dr Xiaoxin Zou, Jilin University, https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4143-9274

We would also like to thank the Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers board and the inorganic chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us (InorgChemFrontiersED@rsc.org) with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Welcome to Issue 3 of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2019

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The latest InorgChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Scalable synthesis of one-dimensional Na2Li2Ti6O14 nanofibers as ultrahigh rate capability anodes for lithium-ion batteries is contributed by Chao Wang, Xing Xin, Miao Shu, Shuiping Huang, Yang Zhang and Xing Li.

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Hot articles in February 2019

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Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT articles of February 2019!

You can access these publications for free till 30 April 2019 by logging into your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account (http://pubs.rsc.org).

MoS2-modified graphite felt as a high performance electrode material for zinc–polyiodide redox flow batteries
Jian Liu, Ting Ma, Meng Zhou, Shuang Liu, Jin Xiao, Zhanliang Tao and Jun Chen
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01341A

In situ nitroso formation induced structural diversity of uranyl coordination polymers
Xiang-He Kong, Kong-Qiu Hu, Qun-Yan Wu, Lei Mei, Ji-Pan Yu, Zhi-Fang Chai, Chang-Ming Nie and Wei-Qun Shi
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01394B

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Welcome to Issue 2 of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2019

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The latest InorgChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Fabrication of a 1D Mn3O4 nano-rod electrode for aqueous asymmetric supercapacitors and capacitive deionization is contributed by Hao Zhang, Dun Liu, Yuquan Wei, Aiyang Li, Bo Liu, Ying Yuan, Haichuan Zhang, Guanghe Li and Fang Zhang.

The inside cover features a story on A robust CdS/In2O3 hierarchical heterostructure derived from a metal–organic framework for efficient visible-light photocatalytic hydrogen productio  by Jia-Tong Ren, Kun Yuan, Ke Wu, Liang Zhou and Ya-Wen Zhang.

Following review article is included in current issue:

Recent progress in ligand-centered homogeneous electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction
Geng-Geng Luo, Hai-Lin Zhang, Yun-Wen Tao, Qiao-Yu Wu, Dan Tian and Qichun Zhang
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019,6, 343-354
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01220B

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Hot articles in January 2019

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Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT articles of January 2019!

You can access these publications for free till 31 March 2019 by logging into your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account (http://pubs.rsc.org).

Metal chelate induced in situ wrapping of Ni3S2 nanoparticles into N, S-codoped carbon networks for highly efficient sodium storage
Jiabao Li, Jinliang Li, Taiqiang Chen, Ting Lu, Wenjie Mai and Likun Pan
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01326H

Graphical abstract: Metal chelate induced in situ wrapping of Ni3S2 nanoparticles into N, S-codoped carbon networks for highly efficient sodium storage

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Welcome to Issue 1 of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2019

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The latest InorgChemFront issue 1 is published online.

The front cover story, From ZIF nanoparticles to hierarchically porous carbon: toward very high surface area and high-performance supercapacitor electrode materials, is contributed by Fangfang Wang, Liangkui Zhu, Ying Pan, Zhan Li, Pingping Yang, Mingqiu Song, Zhuangzhuang Gao, Qianrong Fang, Ming Xue and Shilun Qiu.

The inside cover features a story on Dinuclear lanthanide–lithium complexes based on fluorinated β-diketonate with acetal group: magnetism and effect of crystal packing on mechanoluminescence, by Denis N. Bazhin, Yulia S. Kudyakova, Artem S. Bogomyakov, Pavel A. Slepukhin, Grigory A. Kim, Yanina V. Burgart and Victor I. Saloutin.

 

Following review article is included in current issue:

Ultrafast synthesis of zeolites: breakthrough, progress and perspective
Zhendong Liu, Jie Zhu, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019,6, 14-31
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00939B

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Inorganic chemistry research for metal-organic frameworks

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Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers strives to promote multi-disciplinary inorganic chemistry research at the interfaces of other areas, including research on metal-organic frameworks.

We are delighted to share with you a collection of articles from Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers to showcase the role of inorganic chemistry in the field of metal-organic frameworks.

You can read these articles for free till the end of February.


 Research articles

A ligand conformation preorganization approach to construct a copper–hexacarboxylate framework with a novel topology for selective gas adsorption
Yao Wang, Minghui He, Xiaoxia Gao, Xia Wang, Guohai Xu, Zhengyi Zhang and Yabing He
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01225C

 

Metal–organic framework-derived shuttle-like V2O3/C for electrocatalytic N2 reduction under ambient conditions
Rong Zhang, Jingrui Han, Baozhan Zheng, Xifeng Shi, Abdullah M. Asiri and Xuping Sun
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01145A

 

Two NbO-type MOFs based on linear and zigzag diisophthalate ligands: exploring the effect of ligand-originated MOF isomerization on gas adsorption properties
Yao Wang, Minghui He, Xiaoxia Gao, Yingying Zhang, Haoyan Zhong, Piao Long, Xia Wang and Yabing He
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 2811-2817
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00946E

 

Facile synthesis of Co3O4 nanosheets from MOF nanoplates for high performance anodes of lithium-ion batteries
Ang Li, Ming Zhong, Wei Shuang, Chaopeng Wang, Jian Liu, Ze Chang and Xian-He Bu
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1602-1608
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00196K

 

S,N-Containing Co-MOF derived Co9S8@S,N-doped carbon materials as efficient oxygen electrocatalysts and supercapacitor electrode materials
Shengwen Liu, Mingyu Tong, Guoqiang Liu, Xian Zhang, Zhaoming Wang, Guozhong Wang, Weiping Cai, Haimin Zhang and Huijun Zhao
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 491-498
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QI00403B

 

Construction of 3D homochiral metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) of Cd(II): selective CO2 adsorption and catalytic properties for the Knoevenagel and Henry reaction
Bharat Ugale, Sandeep Singh Dhankhar and C. M. Nagaraja
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 348-359
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QI00506C

 

A metal–organic framework as a “turn on” fluorescent sensor for aluminum ions
Mei-Hui Yu, Tong-Liang Hu and Xian-He Bu
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 256-260
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QI00362A

 

A comparative study of the effect of functional groups on C2H2 adsorption in NbO-type metal–organic frameworks
Fengli Chen, Dongjie Bai, Xia Wang and Yabing He
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 960-967
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00063D

 

Synthesis of Fe/M (M = Mn, Co, Ni) bimetallic metal organic frameworks and their catalytic activity for phenol degradation under mild conditions
Qiao Sun, Min Liu, Keyan Li, Yitong Han, Yi Zuo, Fanfan Chai, Chunshan Song, Guoliang Zhang and Xinwen Guo
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 144-153
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QI00441E

 

Evolution from linear tetranuclear clusters into one-dimensional chains of Dy(III) single-molecule magnets with an enhanced energy barrier
Rui-Ping Li, Qing-Yan Liu, Yu-Ling Wang, Cai-Ming Liu and Sui-Jun Liu
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 1149-1156
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00178A

 

Size effect of the active sites in UiO-66-supported nickel catalysts synthesized via atomic layer deposition for ethylene hydrogenation
Zhanyong Li, Aaron W. Peters, Jian Liu, Xuan Zhang, Neil M. Schweitzer, Joseph T. Hupp and Omar K. Farha
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 820-824
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00056A

 

Fine-tuning the magnetocaloric effect and SMMs behaviors of coplanar RE4 complexes by β-diketonate coligands
Hong-Ling Gao, Ni-Ni Wang, Wen-Min Wang, Hai-Yun Shen, Xiao-Pu Zhou, Yi-Xin Chang, Ru-Xia Zhang and Jian-Zhong Cui
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 860-870
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00034K


 Review articles

New synthetic strategies to prepare metal–organic frameworks
Peng Li, Fang-Fang Cheng, Wei-Wei Xiong and Qichun Zhang
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 2693-2708
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00543E

 

Luminescent metal–organic frameworks as chemical sensors: common pitfalls and proposed best practices
Stavros A. Diamantis, Antigoni Margariti, Anastasia D. Pournara, Giannis S. Papaefstathiou, Manolis J. Manos and Theodore Lazarides
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1493-1511
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00090E

 

Metal–organic framework nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging
Michael Peller, Konstantin Böll, Andreas Zimpel and Stefan Wuttke
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1760-1779
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00149A

 

Homochiral metal–organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts
Andreea Gheorghe, Martijn A. Tepaske and Stefania Tanase
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1512-1523
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00063H

 

Review of computer simulations on anti-cancer drug delivery in MOFs
Marianna Kotzabasaki and George E. Froudakis
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1255-1272
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00645D

 

Electronic metal–organic framework sensors
Arunraj Chidambaram and Kyriakos C. Stylianou
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 979-998
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00815E

 

Liquid-free single-crystal to single-crystal transformations in coordination polymers
Wen-Wen He, Shun-Li Li and Ya-Qian Lan
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 279-300
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00724H

 

Coordination frameworks containing compounds as catalysts
Girijesh Kumar and Samar K. Das
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 202-233
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6QI00358C

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Hot articles in December 2018

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Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT articles of December 2018!

You can access these publications for free till 28th February 2019 by logging into your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account (http://pubs.rsc.org).

A ligand conformation preorganization approach to construct a copper–hexacarboxylate framework with a novel topology for selective gas adsorption
Yao Wang, Minghui He, Xiaoxia Gao, Xia Wang, Guohai Xu, Zhengyi Zhang and Yabing He
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01225C

Metal–organic framework-derived shuttle-like V2O3/C for electrocatalytic N2 reduction under ambient conditions
Rong Zhang, Jingrui Han, Baozhan Zheng, Xifeng Shi, Abdullah M. Asiri and Xuping Sun
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2019, Advance Article
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI01145A

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Congratulations to our highly cited board members!

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We are proud to announce that 14 of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers Board members are recognized in Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2018, ranking them among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and publication year.

The board members are:

Editorial Board

Song Gao, South China University of Technology, China
Jun Chen, Nankai University, China
Yi Lu, University of Illinois, USA
Nanfeng Zheng, Xiamen University, China

Advisory Board

Xile Hu, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University, USA
Yadong Li, Tsinghua University, China
Wenbin Lin, University of Chicago, USA
Yi Xie, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Hong-Cai Joe Zhou, Texas A&M University, USA
Xiao-ming Chen, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Qichun Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yi Cui, Stanford University, USA
Christopher J Chang, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Chunhua Yan, Peking University, China

Below are a few of our picks from their publications in Frontiers Journals. Access is free to all these highlighted papers until 31 Jan 2019!

Zirconium trisulfide ultrathin nanosheets as efficient catalysts for water oxidation in both alkaline and neutral solutions
Junfeng Xie, Ruoxing Wang, Jian Bao, Xiaodong Zhang, Hao Zhang, Shuang Li and Yi Xie
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 751-756
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4QI00127C

A flexible metal–organic framework with adaptive pores for high column-capacity gas chromatographic separation
Chun-Ting He, Zi-Ming Ye, Yan-Tong Xu, Yi Xie, Xin-Lu Lian, Jie-Peng Zhang and Xiao-Ming Chen
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 2777-2783
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00684A

Rapid, green and inexpensive synthesis of high quality UiO-66 amino-functionalized materials with exceptional capability for removal of hexavalent chromium from industrial waste
Sofia Rapti, Anastasia Pournara, Debajit Sarma, Ioannis T. Papadas, Gerasimos S. Armatas, Youssef S. Hassan, Mohamed H. Alkordi, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Manolis J. Manos
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016,3, 635-644
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5QI00303B

Recent developments of iron pincer complexes for catalytic applications
Gerald Bauer and Xile Hu
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016,3, 741-765
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5QI00262A

Recent progress in crystalline metal chalcogenides as efficient photocatalysts for organic pollutant degradation
Lina Nie and Qichun Zhang
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 1953-1962
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00651A

High-performance rechargeable aqueous Zn-ion batteries with a poly(benzoquinonyl sulfide) cathode
Gulbahar Dawut, Yong Lu, Licheng Miao and Jun Chen
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1391-1396
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00197A

Compound Q is finally deciphered
Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran and Yi Lu
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015,2, 824-826
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5QI00117J

Dramatic impact of the lattice solvent on the dynamic magnetic relaxation of dinuclear dysprosium single-molecule magnets
Wan-Ying Zhang, Yi-Quan Zhang, Shang-Da Jiang, Wen-Bin Sun, Hong-Feng Li, Bing-Wu Wang, Peng Chen, Peng-Fei Yan and Song Gao
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1575-1586
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QI00266E

A single palladium site catalyst as a bridge for converting homogeneous to heterogeneous in dimerization of terminal aryl acetylenes
Chao Zhao, Haizhu Yu, Jing Wang, Wei Che, Zhijun Li, Tao Yao, Wensheng Yan, Min Chen, Jian Yang, Shiqiang Wei, Yuen Wu and Yadong Li
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 1317-1322
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00095F

Pyrolysis of metal–organic frameworks to hierarchical porous Cu/Zn-nanoparticle@carbon materials for efficient CO2 hydrogenation
Jingzheng Zhang, Bing An, Yahui Hong, Yaping Meng, Xuefu Hu, Cheng Wang, Jingdong Lin, Wenbin Lin and Yong Wang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 2405-2409
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00328E

Cost-effective synthesis and solution processing of porous polymer networks through methanesulfonic acid-mediated aldol triple condensation
Zi-Hao Guo, Chenxu Wang, Qiang Zhang, Sai Che, Hong-Cai Zhou and Lei Fang
Mater. Chem. Front., 2018,2, 396-401
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QM00485K

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