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Intercalation of atoms, ions and molecules into 2D materials enables fine-tuning of material properties. In situ imaging and spectroscopy reveal intercalation dynamics, pathways and mechanisms.


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    Nature Reviews Chemistry is committed to facilitating training in peer review and to ensuring that everyone involved in our peer-review process is appropriately recognized. We have therefore joined an initiative to allow and encourage established referees to involve one early-career researcher in our peer-review process

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    The 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus and Alexei I. Ekimov for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots

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    Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives aim to foster a community that better reflects the makeup of society. Following the United Nation's 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities', this living collection highlights an all-too-often overlooked aspect of DEI in chemistry: disability.


    • Electronic waste (e-waste) can be recycled by physicochemical reactions. This Review discusses the principles, limitations and improvement strategies from a photo-induced, thermal-induced, force-induced, electro-induced and sonication-induced chemical reaction perspective, aiming to guide future e-waste recycling efforts towards more efficient, sustainable and economical procedures.

      • Bo Niu
      • Shanshan E
      • Yufei Qin
      Review Article
    • Reversing the intuitive order of reactivity of functional groups provides new synthetic strategies and enables utilization of chemical feedstocks, such as plastic waste, carbon dioxide and biomass. This Review highlights the chemoselective reduction of carbonyl compounds with a counterintuitive reactivity order.

      • Takanori Iwasaki
      • Kyoko Nozaki
      Review Article
    • In 1993, a new route for the synthesis of semiconductor nanocrystals was reported that exploited organometallic chemistry to afford nearly monodisperse particles. 30 years later the award of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry can be directly traced to this single publication.

      • Mark Green
      News & Views
    • Improving zinc–air batteries is challenging due to kinetics and limited electrochemical reversibility, partly attributed to sluggish four-electron redox chemistry. Now, substantial strides are noted with two-electron redox chemistry and catalysts, resulting in unprecedentedly stable zinc–air batteries with 61% energy efficiencies.

      • Shengmei Chen
      • Chunyi Zhi
      News & Views
  • A system enabling the rapid multiparameter optimization of conditions for electrocatalytic conversion of biomass into essential chemical feedstocks has been described.

    • Chenyu Wang
    Research Highlight
  • As an atmospheric chemist in Lebanon, Najat Aoun Saliba was propelled towards activism to combat rising pollution levels and inequality. This culminated in her election to become a member of the Lebanese parliament.

    • Najat Aoun Saliba
    • Stephanie Greed
  • By combining defect-chemistry with metal organic frameworks, researchers have produced a photocatalyst capable of effectively and selectively producing specific products, such as acetone, from carbon dioxide and water.

    • Scott McGuigan
    • Emmanuel Adu Fosu
    Journal Club
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    • Kelly A. Dobos
  • The fundamental knowledge of molecules with magneto-optical properties is still being built as researchers fine-tune their synthesis to optimize their properties. Researchers now add chiral ligands to magnetic heterometallic lanthanide compounds to study their impact on electronic transitions.

    • Alexander Rosu-Finsen
    Research Highlight
  • Reliance on colour-based experiments in the undergraduate laboratory is a considerable hurdle for those with colour vision deficiency. Designing course material that relies on interpretation and not perception creates a more accessible environment for all.

    • Nicholas J. Roberts
    • Jennifer L. MacDonald
Various common disability icons are shown with a chemistry twist - including a wheelchair user symbol next to a fumehood the hidden disability symbol furnished with a labcoat

Disability inclusion in chemistry

A collection to highlight an all-too-often overlooked aspect of DEI in chemistry: disability.
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