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Low strain, more gain

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 26 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00759-2Recycling polymers to their monomers would enable a circular polymer economy, but this can be challenging, especially for materials with all-carbon backbones. Now, by lowering the strain of cyclooctene through ring fusion, recyclable polymers with useful physical properties...

Single nucleotide translation without ribosomes

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 26 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00749-4Elucidating the origin of translation—the process that produces a specific peptide from an RNA sequence—is one of the most difficult challenges in prebiotic chemistry and evolutionary biology. Now, it has been shown that aminoacylated nucleotides couple to amino-acid-bearing...

A glass act

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 26 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00756-5Among the tens of thousands of reported hybrid organic–inorganic crystals, only a small fraction of them are known to form a stable liquid upon heating. Now, a family of hybrid perovskites is shown to melt and, upon cooling, form glasses with a compelling combination of...

The origin of translation

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 26 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00760-9The origin and evolution of translational machinery — which produces a specific peptide from an RNA sequence — is a major unsolved puzzle in prebiotic chemistry. Now, the coupling of amino acids directed by RNA templates in the absence of a ribosome provides clues on how...

Three’s molecular company

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 26 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00761-8Energy transfer from one molecule to another over a distance of nanometres is a fundamental process of widespread relevance. Now, scanning probe techniques have been used to include an intermediary third molecule and to watch how energy flows through it.

Stabilized resonances are no less exciting

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 22 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00755-6Excited anion states provide doorways for molecular electron capture. Now, two-dimensional photoelectron spectroscopy of cluster anions has been shown to be a powerful tool for revealing the role of the local environment in facilitating the process.

Olefin metathesis-based chemically recyclable polymers enabled by fused-ring monomers

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 22 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00748-5Depolymerizable polymers can potentially address challenges in polymer sustainability, but most existing systems lack the useful thermomechanical properties of traditional ones. Now, it has been shown that depolymerizable polymers based on olefin metathesis show good thermal...

A ring expansion strategy towards diverse azaheterocycles

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 19 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00746-7Using synergistic bimetallic catalysis, a general ring expansion strategy has been developed for cross-dimerization between three-membered aza heterocycles and three- and four-membered-ring ketones. This method provides a straightforward and broadly applicable route for...

Isolation of a triplet benzene dianion

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 19 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00737-8Molecules with 4n π electrons should display Baird aromaticity in the triplet state, but isolation of ring systems with this electronic ground state is stymied by structural distortion. Now, a benzene diradical dianion has been stabilized by being held rigid in a binucleating...

Double-walled design for tetrahedral cages

Nature Chemistry, Published online: 16 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41557-021-00769-0Double-walled design for tetrahedral cages

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