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Competition between chiral solvents and chiral monomers in the helical bias of supramolecular polymers

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 30 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00583-0Mirror-symmetry breaking in chiral systems by a chiral solvent has remained poorly understood for decades. Now, the supramolecular polymerization of triphenylene derivatives has shown that—through the additive effects of polymerization—the cumulative entropic effects...

A metal–organic framework that exhibits CO<sub>2</sub>-induced transitions between paramagnetism and ferrimagnetism

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 30 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00577-yMetal–organic frameworks (MOFs) can combine porosity and magnetic order within their lattice, which makes them attractive for the development of stimuli-responsive magnets. Now, a MOF has been prepared that converts from a ferrimagnet to a paramagnet with CO2 uptake,...

Determining the nature of quantum resonances by probing elastic and reactive scattering in cold collisions

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 30 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00578-xLow-temperature scattering leads to the formation of quantum resonances or quasi-bound states, which are observable as peaks in the measured collision cross-sections. Now it has been shown that two different formation mechanisms, quantum tunnelling and quantum reflection,...

Isolable dicarbon stabilized by a single phosphine ligand

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 30 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00579-wDiatomic C2 is an elusive species that has only been indirectly observed in the gas phase. It had previously been stabilized in the condensed phase using two ligands, but now a monoligated L→C2 complex has been prepared with a bulky phosphine ligand (L) bearing two imidazolidin-2-iminato...

Protein folding modulates the chemical reactivity of a Gram-positive adhesin

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 30 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00586-xBacteria use thioester-bond-containing proteins to covalently bind to host surfaces and withstand large mechanical shocks. Now, thioester bond reactivity has been shown to be force-dependent: forces >35 pN inhibit bond cleavage by primary amine ligands, whereas forces

Protein folding modulates the chemical reactivity of a Gram-positive adhesin

Determining the nature of quantum resonances by probing elastic and reactive scattering in cold collisions

Isolable dicarbon stabilized by a single phosphine ligand

Competition between chiral solvents and chiral monomers in the helical bias of supramolecular polymers

A metal–organic framework that exhibits CO<sub>2</sub>-induced transitions between paramagnetism and ferrimagnetism

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