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    Intercalated metal-organic frameworks hold promising potential as supercapacitors. Here the performance of 4,4′-biphenyl dicarboxylate dilithium is explored using both experimental and computational methods, offering insight into the basis for high electron and lithium-ion conduction in this material.

    • Yuka Ozawa
    • , Nobuhiro Ogihara
    • , Masaki Hasegawa
    • , Osamu Hiruta
    • , Nobuko Ohba
    •  & Yoshihiro Kishida
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    Chiral allenes are useful chemical reagents, but efficient access to chiral heteroaryl allenes remains challenging. Here the authors report a copper-catalyzed asymmetric allenylation of quinoline N-oxides using 1,3-enynes, providing efficient access to axially chiral allenes bearing heteroarenes.

    • Songjie Yu
    • , Hui Leng Sang
    • , Shuo-Qing Zhang
    • , Xin Hong
    •  & Shaozhong Ge
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    Transition metal nanoparticle-MOF systems have promising hydrogen storage properties but the nature of the interfacial interaction remains ambiguous. Here, the authors use computational and spectroscopic methods to investigate the electronic structure and charge transfer processes in a palladium nanocube-MOF system.

    • Yanna Chen
    • , Osami Sakata
    • , Yusuke Nanba
    • , Loku Singgappulige Rosantha Kumara
    • , Anli Yang
    • , Chulho Song
    • , Michihisa Koyama
    • , Guangqin Li
    • , Hirokazu Kobayashi
    •  & Hiroshi Kitagawa
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    Decoquinate is a drug used in veterinary practice, which displays antimalarial activity in vitro but has poor bioavailability. Here, the authors convert decoquinate into more soluble amide and carbamate derivatives and assess their efficacy against tuberculosis bacteria and apicomplexan parasites.

    • Richard M. Beteck
    • , Ronnett Seldon
    • , Dina Coertzen
    • , Mariëtte E. van der Watt
    • , Janette Reader
    • , Jared S. Mackenzie
    • , Dirk A. Lamprecht
    • , Matthew Abraham
    • , Korina Eribez
    • , Joachim Müller
    • , Feng Rui
    • , Guang Zhu
    • , Ruel Valerio de Grano
    • , Ian D. Williams
    • , Frans J. Smit
    • , Adrie J. C. Steyn
    • , Elizabeth A. Winzeler
    • , Andrew Hemphill
    • , Lyn-Marie Birkholtz
    • , Digby F. Warner
    • , David D. N’Da
    •  & Richard K. Haynes
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    Doubly aromatic systems composed of two independent, circularly delocalised orbitals have long been predicted but are poorly explored experimentally. Here double aromaticity arising from independent σ and π orbitals is experimentally demonstrated in the hexakis(phenylselenyl)benzene dication.

    • Shunsuke Furukawa
    • , Masahiro Fujita
    • , Yoshihiko Kanatomi
    • , Mao Minoura
    • , Miho Hatanaka
    • , Keiji Morokuma
    • , Kazuya Ishimura
    •  & Masaichi Saito
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    Indirect control over the phase transition of luminogens by other stimuli-responsive materials in blends is challenging. Here, the authors report the self-assembly of photoresponsive solid and a mechanochromic luminescent materials, demonstrating a light-induced liberation of the sequestered luminophores.

    • Takuji Kobayashi
    • , Yuichi Kitamoto
    • , Yu Hirai
    • , Takashi Kajitani
    • , Tomohiro Seki
    •  & Shiki Yagai
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    Single-molecule studies of fast-folding proteins can reveal key mechanisms of folding. Here atomic force microscopy studies of single gpW proteins reveals an energetic barrier to folding induced by the low external force of 3–10 pN applied by the microscope.

    • Jörg Schönfelder
    • , David De Sancho
    • , Ronen Berkovich
    • , Robert B. Best
    • , Victor Muñoz
    •  & Raul Perez-Jimenez
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    Nucleation is a ubiquitous process, but key kinetic parameters governing the rate of nucleation can be difficult to measure. Here a combination of in situ GISAXS and ex situ AFM measurements allows experimental determination of the activation energy and pre-exponential kinetic factor for heterogeneous CaCO3 nucleation on quartz.

    • Qingyun Li
    •  & Young-Shin Jun

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