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Welcome to Issue 8 of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2017

The latest InorgChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story,Surfactant-free gold nanoparticles: rapid and green synthesis and their greatly improved catalytic activities for 4-nitrophenol reduction is contributed by Baozhan Zheng, Xiaoxia Liu, Yu Wu, Lei Yan, Juan Du, Jianyuan Dai, Qing Xiong, Yong Guo and Dan Xiao.

Following highlight article is included in current issue:

C–N–S tridoping into TiO2 matrix for photocatalytic applications: observations, speculations and contradictions in the codoping process
C. Sushma and S. Girish Kumar
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 1250-1267
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7QI00189D

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Hot Articles in June 2017

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT article of June 2017!

You can access these publications for free till 31st August 2017 by logging into your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account (http://pubs.rsc.org).

Ferroelectricity in bis(ethylammonium) pentachlorobismuthate(III): synthesis, structure, polar and spectroscopic properties
Anna Piecha-Bisiorek, Anna Gągor, Ryszard Jakubas, Agnieszka Ciżman, Rafał Janicki and Wojciech Medycki
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00254H, Research Article

Li2CdGeSe4 and Li2CdSnSe4: biaxial nonlinear optical materials with strong infrared second-order responses and laser-induced damage thresholds influenced by photoluminescence
Jian-Han Zhang, Daniel J. Clark, Ashley Weiland, Stanislav S. Stoyko, Yong Soo Kim, Joon I. Jang and Jennifer A. Aitken
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00004A, Research Article

Tuning the optical, electronic and thermal properties of Cu3NbS4−xSex through chemical substitution
Erica M. Chen, Stanislav S. Stoyko, Jennifer A. Aitken and Pierre F. P. Poudeu
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00264E, Research Article

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Mercouri G. Kanatzidis. Thirty years of contributions to materials and inorganic chemistry

Mercouri G. Kanatzidis of Northwestern University celebrates the 30-year anniversary of his independent career as well as his 60th birthday this year. As a tribute to Kanatzidis’ renowned career, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers and guest editors Qichun Zhang (Nanyang Technological University), Jennifer A. Aitken (Duquesne University) and Gerasimos Armatas (University of Crete) are delighted to publish a special web collection to marks these exciting occasions.

In this themed collection, a selection of articles that have been authored by researchers who have been closely associated with Kanatzidis – as students, post-doctoral researchers and colleagues – are featured, covering a diverse spectrum of topics within the fields of materials science and inorganic chemistry.

The full collection of article is FREE to read upon registration till 30 August 2017. Below is a selection of articles highlighted in the collection. Hope you find them enjoyable to read!

Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
Thirty years of contributions to materials and inorganic chemistry

Editorial

Mercouri G. Kanatzidis. Thirty years of contributions to materials and inorganic chemistry
Qichun Zhang, Gerasimos S. Armatas and Jennifer A. Aitken
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 1098-1099
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI90018J

Research Article

Li2CdGeSe4 and Li2CdSnSe4: biaxial nonlinear optical materials with strong infrared second-order responses and laser-induced damage thresholds influenced by photoluminescence
Jian-Han Zhang, Daniel J. Clark, Ashley Weiland, Stanislav S. Stoyko, Yong Soo Kim, Joon I. Jang and Jennifer A. Aitken
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00004A

Tuning the optical, electronic and thermal properties of Cu3NbS4−xSex through chemical substitution
Erica M. Chen, Stanislav S. Stoyko, Jennifer A. Aitken and Pierre F. P. Poudeu
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00264E


Dynamic structural flexibility of Fe-MOF-5 evidenced by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy
C. K. Brozek, A. Ozarowski, S. A. Stoian and M. Dincă
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 782-788
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00584E

Exfoliated clay nanosheets as an efficient additive for improving the electrode functionality of graphene-based nanocomposites
Kanyaporn Adpakpang, Seung Mi Oh, Boyeon Park and Seong-Ju Hwang
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 521-529
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00446F

Ultrathin few layer oxychalcogenide BiCuSeO nanosheets
Manisha Samanta, Satya N. Guin and Kanishka Biswas
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 84-90
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00435K

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Jun Chen joins ICF as Associate Editor

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to welcome Professor Jun Chen of Nankai University as Associate Editor for the journal.

Biography

Jun Chen obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Nankai University in 1989 and 1992, respectively, and his Ph.D. from Wollongong University (Australia) in 1999. He held the NEDO fellowship at National Institute of AIST Kansai Center (Japan) from 1999 to 2002. He has been working as a full professor in Nankai University since 2002. He has been Cheung Kong Professor in College of Chemistry at Nankai University since 2005 and is now serving as Dean of this college from 2017. He has been elected as Chairman of Chinese Society of Electrochemistry and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) in 2015.

Research Highlights

Jun Chen’s research activities focus on solid-state materials, nanostructured materials, and energy materials chemistry. He received the State Natural Science Award (the 2nd Grade) in 2011 because of his contribution in H/Li/Mg storage and batteries.

Check out a collection of his publications with Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers:

LiAlH4 supported on TiO2/hierarchically porous carbon nanocomposites with enhanced hydrogen storage properties
Yaran Zhao, Mo Han, Haixia Wang, Chengcheng Chen and Jun Chen
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 1536-1542

Stirring-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of ultralong α-MnO2 nanowires for oxygen reduction reaction
Kaixiang Lei, Liang Cong, Xiaorui Fu, Fangyi Cheng and Jun Chen
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 928-933

A Co3O4@MnO2/Ni nanocomposite as a carbon- and binder-free cathode for rechargeable Li–O2 batteries
Xiaopeng Han, Fangyi Cheng, Chengcheng Chen, Fujun Li and Jun Chen
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 866-871

MoS2 with an intercalation reaction as a long-life anode material for lithium ion batteries
Zhe Hu, Qiannan Liu, Weiyi Sun, Weijie Li, Zhanliang Tao, Shu-Lei Chou, Jun Chen and Shi-Xue Dou
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 532-535

A soil/Vulcan XC-72 hybrid as a highly-effective catalytic cathode for rechargeable Li–O2 batteries
Xiaofei Hu, Xiaorui Fu and Jun Chen
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 1006-1010

2,2’-Bis(3-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone)/CMK-3 nanocomposite as cathode material for lithium-ion batteries
Hao Li, Wenchao Duan, Qing Zhao, Fangyi Cheng, Jing Liang and Jun Chen
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 193-199

Read as well the ICF themed collection “Inorganic Chemistry Advancing the Next Generation Batteries”, guest edited by Jun Chen and Lynden A. Archer (Cornell University) in 2015.


Professor Chen is now accepting submissions to Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. Submit your high quality work to his Editorial Office today!

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Hot Articles in March 2017

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT articles of March 2017!

You can access these publications for free till 31st May 2017 by logging into your free Royal Society of Chemistry publishing personal account (http://pubs.rsc.org).

Porous hollow MoS2 microspheres derived from core–shell sulfonated polystyrene microspheres@MoS2 nanosheets for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution
Jun-Dong Yi, Peng-Chao Shi, Jun Liang, Min-Na Cao, Yuan-Biao Huang and Rong Cao
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 741-747
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00044H, Research Article

Synthesis of yellow mesoporous Ni-doped TiO2 with enhanced photoelectrochemical performance under visible light
Bin Gao, Tao Wang, Xiaoli Fan, Hao Gong, Hu Guo, Wei Xia, Yaya Feng, Xianli Huang and Jianping He
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00609D, Research Article

Assembly of four 8-quinolinate-based multinuclear complexes: the effect of substituents on core structures and photoluminescence properties
Guozan Yuan, Qi Zhang, Zhiping Wang, Kai Song, Xiaomei Yuan, Yangzhi Wang and Liyan Zhang
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00082K, Research Article

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Outstanding Reviewers for Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016, 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.

Doctor Wentuan Bi, University of Science and Technology of China

Professor Anthony Cozzolino, Texas Tech University

Doctor Tomoya Ishizuka, University of Tsukuba

Professor David Lou, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Michael Nippe, Texas A&M University

Professor Jinkui Tang, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry

Professor Zhiyong Tang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology

Professor Ming-Liang Tong, Sun Yat-Sen University

Professor Chong Xiao, University of Science and Technology of China

Doctor Yang Xu, Ilmenau University of Technology

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 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 2017

The latest InorgChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Energy-efficient electrolytic hydrogen generation using a Cu3P nanoarray as a bifunctional catalyst for hydrazine oxidation and water reduction is contributed by  Meng Liu, Rong Zhang, Lixue Zhang, Danni Liu, Shuai Hao, Gu Du, Abdullah M. Asiri, Rongmei Kong and Xuping Sun.

Following review article is included in current issue:
Switchable catalytic processes involving the copolymerization of epoxides and carbon dioxide for the preparation of block polymers
Donald J. Darensbourg
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 412-419
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00013H

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Welcome to Issue 2 of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2017

The latest InorgChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Fabrication of morphology-preserved microporous carbon from a zeolitic-like porous coordination polymer is contributed by Bihang Zhou, Yinying Hua, Fujun Cheng, Jingui Duan, Lingyun Chen and Wanqin Jin.

Following review articles are included in current issue:

Coordination frameworks containing compounds as catalysts
Girijesh Kumar and Samar K. Das
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 202-233
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00358

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Welcome to Issue 11 of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers in 2016

The latest InorgChemFront issue is published online.

The front cover story, Structure determination of modulated structures by powder X-ray diffraction and electron diffraction is contributed by Zhengyang Zhou, Lukáš Palatinus and Junliang Sun.

The inside cover this month features an article on Fluorescence tuning of Zn(II)-based metallo-supramolecular coordination polymers and their application for picric acid detection by Hong-Qing Li, Zhong-Yu Ding, Yao Pan, Chun-Hua Liu and Yuan-Yuan Zhu.



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Hot Articles in September 2016

Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to share with you the HOT articles of September 2016!

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

Intense blue emission and a reversible hypsochromic shift of luminescence caused by grinding based on silver(I) complexes
Daichi Kakizoe, Michihiro Nishikawa, Taku Degawa and Taro Tsubomura
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00254D, Research Article

Structure determination of modulated structures by powder X-ray diffraction and electron diffraction
Zhengyang Zhou, Lukáš Palatinus and Junliang Sun
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00219F, Highlight

Accurate structure determination of a borosilicate zeolite EMM-26 with two-dimensional 10 × 10 ring channels using rotation electron diffraction
Peng Guo, Karl Strohmaier, Hilda Vroman, Mobae Afeworki, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Charanjit S. Paur, Junliang Sun, Allen Burton and Xiaodong Zou
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00262E, Research Article

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