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    Stable single-atomic and noble-metal free catalysts are crucial in light driven hydrogen evolution but their behavior upon visible light irradiation remains unclear. Here the authors develop and analyze atomic palladium on graphitic carbon nitride with enhanced catalytic activity under visible light.

    • Liping Liu
    • , Xi Wu
    • , Li Wang
    • , Xuejun Xu
    • , Lin Gan
    • , Zhichun Si
    • , Jia Li
    • , Qun Zhang
    • , Yuxiang Liu
    • , Yanyan Zhao
    • , Rui Ran
    • , Xiaodong Wu
    • , Duan Weng
    •  & Feiyu Kang
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    The oxidative cleavage of the C–C bonds in 1,2-diols is an important transformation but lacks a recyclable, mild aerobic catalytic system. Here the authors present atomically dispersed cobalt on N-doped carbon to deliver improved catalytic activity and recyclability, and probe the reaction pathway.

    • Huihui Luo
    • , Lianyue Wang
    • , Sensen Shang
    • , Jingyang Niu
    •  & Shuang Gao
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    Several catalytic methods for N-formylation of amines using noble metals or manganese pincer complexes are known. Here an air-stable and reusable chromium-based polyoxometalate is shown to catalyze the N-formylation of amines and diamines using methanol and hydrogen peroxide.

    • Han Yu
    • , Zhikang Wu
    • , Zheyu Wei
    • , Yongyan Zhai
    • , Shi Ru
    • , Qixin Zhao
    • , Jingjing Wang
    • , Sheng Han
    •  & Yongge Wei
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    Phase change random access memory relies on phase transformation, from a metastable rock salt structure to a stable hexagonal structure, details of which remain unclear. Here the authors use atomic resolution energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy to probe the atomic-level rearrangements during the phase transition.

    • Yonghui Zheng
    • , Yong Wang
    • , Tianjiao Xin
    • , Yan Cheng
    • , Rong Huang
    • , Pan Liu
    • , Min Luo
    • , Zaoli Zhang
    • , Shilong Lv
    • , Zhitang Song
    •  & Songlin Feng
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    Copper(II)-superoxide complexes are known to behave as electrophiles but there are few examples of nucleophilic reactivity by such species. Here a mononuclear copper(II)-superoxide species is shown to promote simple aldol reactions, and this reactivity is found to be sensitive to minor changes to the ligand structure.

    • Tsukasa Abe
    • , Yuta Hori
    • , Yoshihito Shiota
    • , Takehiro Ohta
    • , Yuma Morimoto
    • , Hideki Sugimoto
    • , Takashi Ogura
    • , Kazunari Yoshizawa
    •  & Shinobu Itoh
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    Oxygen vacancies in metal oxide based catalytic materials are pivotal to improving their performance. Here the authors use density functional theory and experimental data to show that introduction of hydroxyl groups in clay-supported cobalt oxides can introduce oxygen vacancies and enhance its catalytic activity.

    • Qihang Zhao
    • , Liangjie Fu
    • , Denghui Jiang
    • , Jing Ouyang
    • , Yuehua Hu
    • , Huaming Yang
    •  & Yunfei Xi
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    Liquid domains can coexist within lipid membranes, and directly manipulating them in situ may offer a useful tool. Here optical tweezers are used to directly move liquid-ordered domains within the lipid bilayers of individual giant vesicles.

    • Mark S. Friddin
    • , Guido Bolognesi
    • , Ali Salehi-Reyhani
    • , Oscar Ces
    •  & Yuval Elani
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    The coupling between excited state intramolecular proton transfer and excimer formation is a phenomenon of fundamental importance but rarely observed. Here the authors observe this interaction in thiazole based organic crystals using a combination of steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopic techniques.

    • Yu-Chen Wei
    • , Zhiyun Zhang
    • , Yi-An Chen
    • , Cheng-Ham Wu
    • , Zong-Ying Liu
    • , Ssu-Yu Ho
    • , Jiun-Chi Liu
    • , Jia-An Lin
    •  & Pi-Tai Chou

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