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    This Collection, a partnership between Nature Synthesis, Nature Communications and Communications Chemistry, will serve to bring together articles describing advances across the field of organic synthesis.

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    This Collection aims to present the latest progress in the synthesis, characterization, functionalization, self-assembly, and applications of atomically-precise nanomaterials. It is also our intention for the Collection to highlight ongoing challenges and opportunities that such nanomaterials present, allowing us to press forward in nanoscience and nanotechnology. We welcome both experimental and theoretical studies.

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    Under extreme pressure, matter can exhibit novel or counter-intuitive phenomena such as superconductivity at unusually high-temperature, unexpected chemical stoichiometries and reaction kinetics, or new material phases.

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    This collection presents a selection of Communications Chemistry articles covering the design of materials and devices pertaining to solar cell, fuel cell, battery and capacitor technologies, in addition to those focusing on the catalytic production of fuels using solar and electrical energy.

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    This Guest Edited Collection aims to bring together research focused on polymeric transformations mediated by organocatalysts, primarily focusing on organomediated polymeric transformations, but also other sustainable catalysts such as work on biocatalytic polymerizations and work using earth abundant sustainable metals, as well as new perspectives on the depolymerization of polymers synthesized by the above or related methodologies.

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    The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.

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    The versatility of the metal–ligand bond has seen the field of coordination chemistry grow from strength to strength. This collection highlights a selection of recent studies published in Communications Chemistry, covering discrete coordination complexes, metal-organic cages and polymers, and porous metal-organic frameworks. The breadth of the field is evident, with studies ranging in focus from the design, synthesis and assembly of coordination compounds, to their chemical and physical properties, with a view towards applications in optics, magnetism, catalysis, storage, separation, and beyond.

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    In spite of decades of research and the enormous progress made, chemists continue to grapple with poorly understood aspects of the world around us. This collection aims to uncover open questions across the breadth of the chemical sciences. Each Comment provides an overview of a focused field of research, identifies key open questions, and gives expert opinion on how challenges in answering these questions might be overcome.

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    The interface between chemistry and biology brings plenty of opportunities for collaboration and inspiration in fundamental research and potential applications. This Collection highlights a selection of recent studies published in Communications Chemistry relating to the structure, function, detection and modification of biomolecules in the areas of biocatalysis and biosynthesis, structural biology, chemical probes and medicinal chemistry.

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    The electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a key technology to combat global climate issues. By utilizing renewable energy, we can convert greenhouse gases into value-added commodity chemicals. While there has been a growing number of CO2 research in recent years, there are still many unanswered fundamental questions and engineering challenges. With this collection, we encourage scientists from different academic backgrounds to explore these remaining challenges in the CO2 electrochemical reduction reaction and provide a forum for the CO2 community to share their latest research results. We welcome all submission of original research articles, reviews and perspectives related to the theme of CO2 electrocatalytic reduction.

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    Marking the nature conference on Chemistry of 2D Materials 17-19th of May 2022, this Collection presents a selection of Communications Chemistry articles covering chemistry on 2D surfaces as well as synthesis, characterization, and application of 2D materials.

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    Recent years have seen a rapid acceleration of research on framework materials, including, among others, metal–organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks, supramolecular organic frameworks, porous organic polymers, and inorganic framework materials. This Collection brings together research focused on advanced characterization and computational modelling, providing new molecular insight on the structure and behaviour of framework materials.

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