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A review of mineral carbonation technologies to sequester CO2

29 July, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00035H, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.A. Sanna, M. Uibu, G. Caramanna, R. Kuusik, M. M. Maroto-Valer
Mineral carbonation is a promising and at the same time challenging option for the sequestration of anthropogenic CO2.
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Optical characterization of single plasmonic nanoparticles

27 July, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00131A, Tutorial ReviewJana Olson, Sergio Dominguez-Medina, Anneli Hoggard, Lin-Yung Wang, Wei-Shun Chang, Stephan Link
This review surveys the optical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles, and describes techniques used in the optical measurements of single nanoparticles.
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Anion sensing by small molecules and molecular ensembles

27 July, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00179F, Tutorial ReviewPhilip A. Gale, Claudia Caltagirone
This Tutorial Review provides a short survey of anion sensing by small molecule anion receptors, molecular ensembles and chemodosimeters.
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Single-molecule toroics in Ising-type lanthanide molecular clusters

27 July, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00095A, Tutorial ReviewLiviu Ungur, Shuang-Yan Lin, Jinkui Tang, Liviu F. Chibotaru
Bistable molecules with a toroidal magnetic state (single-molecule toroics) are promising for applications in quantum computing and information storage.
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Upconversion nanoparticles as versatile light nanotransducers for photoactivation applications

25 July, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00158C, Review ArticleNiagara Muhammad Idris, Muthu Kumara Gnanasammandhan Jayakumar, Akshaya Bansal, Yong Zhang
Upconversion nanoparticles enable use of near infrared light for spatially and temporally controlled activation of therapeutic compounds in deeper tissues.
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Structural and functional photoacoustic molecular tomography aided by emerging contrast agents

23 July, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00086B, Review ArticleLiming Nie, Xiaoyuan Chen
Emerging optical contrast agents substantially advance photoacoustic molecular tomography on sensitivity and specificity enhancement, structural and functional imaging.
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Recent progress in low-voltage cathodoluminescent materials: synthesis, improvement and emission properties

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00109E, Review ArticleGuogang Li, Jun Lin
This review is devoted to the recent progress in the synthesis and improvement of low-voltage cathodoluminescent materials for field emission displays.
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Gas-phase chemistry of molecular containers

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00167B, Review ArticleZhenhui Qi, Thomas Heinrich, Suresh Moorthy, Christoph A. Schalley
The use of mass spectrometry for the investigation of supramolecular capsules and containers in solution and the gas-phase is reviewed.
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Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00189C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Adam F. Lee, James A. Bennett, Jinesh C. Manayil, Karen Wilson
Low temperature catalytic conversion of triglycerides and fatty acids sourced from renewable feedstocks represents a key enabling technology for the sustainable production of biodiesel through energy efficient, intensified processes.
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Heteroatom-doped graphene materials: syntheses, properties and applications

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00141A, Review ArticleXuewan Wang, Gengzhi Sun, Parimal Routh, Dong-Hwan Kim, Wei Huang, Peng Chen
Heteroatom doping endows graphene with new or improved properties and greatly enhances its potential for various applications.
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Understanding the reactivity of metallic nanoparticles: beyond the extended surface model for catalysis

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4922-4939
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60421G, Tutorial ReviewFrancesc Vines, Jose R. B. Gomes, Francesc Illas
Metallic nanoparticles (NPs) constitute a new class of chemical objects which are used in different fields as diverse as plasmonics, optics, catalysis, or biochemistry.
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Foreword: Applied computational chemistry

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4905-4905
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90049A, EditorialK. N. Houk
A foreword from Professor Kendall N. Houk for the Applied Computational Chemistry themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Applied computational chemistry

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4906-4908
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90040E, EditorialIsrael Fernandez, Fernando P. Cossio
Guest editors Israel Fernandez and Fernando Cossio introduce this themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews on the topic of applied computational chemistry in honour of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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New bonding modes of carbon and heavier group 14 atoms Si-Pb

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5106-5139
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00073K, Review ArticleGernot Frenking, Ralf Tonner, Susanne Klein, Nozomi Takagi, Takayazu Shimizu, Andreas Krapp, Krishna K. Pandey, Pattiyil Parameswaran
Molecules which possess chemical bonds where a bare group-14 atom C-Pb is bonded to [sigma]-donor ligands L or to a transition metal fragment [TM] through donor-acceptor interactions are discussed together with an analysis of the bonding situation with modern quantum chemical methods.
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The role of aromaticity in determining the molecular structure and reactivity of (endohedral metallo)fullerenes

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5089-5105
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00040D, Review ArticleMarc Garcia-Borras, Silvia Osuna, Josep M. Luis, Marcel Swart, Miquel Sola
The molecular structure and chemical reactivity of endohedral metallofullerenes can be greatly predicted and rationalized by their local and global aromaticity.
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Quantum-chemical insights into mixed-valence systems: within and beyond the Robin-Day scheme

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5067-5088
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60481K, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.M. Parthey, M. Kaupp
The application of quantum-chemical methods to both organic and transition-metal mixed-valence systems is reviewed, with particular emphasis on how to describe correctly delocalisation vs. localisation near the borderline between Robin-Day classes II and III.
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A tutorial for understanding chemical reactivity through the valence bond approach

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4968-4988
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00043A, Tutorial ReviewDandamudi Usharani, Wenzhen Lai, Chunsen Li, Hui Chen, David Danovich, Sason Shaik
This tutorial teaches the interested how to comprehend and predict reactivity patterns in a variety of reaction types.
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A theoretical view of protein dynamics

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5051-5066
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60474H, Review ArticleModesto Orozco
Moving from a traditional static picture of proteins to an alternative dynamic paradigm is one of the biggest challenges of structural biology, and the point where modeling can contribute the most. I review here the current state of the art in theoretical methods for dynamic representation of proteins.
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How cyclobutanes are assembled in nature - insights from quantum chemistry

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5042-5050
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60452G, Review ArticleYoung J. Hong, Dean J. Tantillo
Theoretical work on the biosynthetic production of complex, cyclobutane-containing natural products is described.
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The activation strain model and molecular orbital theory: understanding and designing chemical reactions

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4953-4967
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00055B, Tutorial ReviewIsrael Fernandez, F. Matthias Bickelhaupt
In this Tutorial Review, we make the point that a true understanding of trends in reactivity (as opposed to measuring or simply computing them) requires a causal reactivity model.
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