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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

Author Correction: Meta-DNA structures

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 24 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00611-zAuthor Correction: Meta-DNA structures

Metabolic glycan labelling for cancer-targeted therapy

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 20 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00587-wMetabolic labelling with unnatural sugars can be used to selectively label tumours with chemical tags. These tags then enable the targeted delivery of molecular cargo including diagnostic and therapeutic agents. This Review Article discusses progress in the design and...

Enzyme-mediated nitric oxide production in vasoactive erythrocyte membrane-enclosed coacervate protocells

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 20 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00585-yThe self-assembly of haemoglobin-containing erythrocyte membrane fragments onto the surface of preformed coacervates has been used to make hybrid synthetic cells that can initiate nitric-oxide-induced vasodilation. These synthetic cells encapsulate enzymes that generate...

Surprisingly stable Si–CO species

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 20 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00588-9As a consequence of their high instability, main-group carbonyl complexes are rare — only a few have been detected, typically in low-temperature matrices. Now, two silicon–carbonyl complexes have been isolated using innovative substituent patterns at the Si centre; their...

At the cutting edge

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 20 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41557-020-00599-6At the cutting edge

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