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Exfoliation of Graphite into Graphene in Aqueous Solutions of Inorganic Salts

J. Am. Chem. Soc. - 9 April, 2014 - 21:24

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Journal of the American Chemical SocietyDOI: 10.1021/ja5017156

Biomimetic iron(III) complexes of facially and meridionally coordinating tridentate 3N ligands: tuning of regioselective extradiol dioxygenase activity in organized assemblies

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6828-6841
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52350K, PaperMuniyandi Sankaralingam, Natarajan Saravanan, Natarajan Anitha, Eringathodi Suresh, Mallayan Palaniandavar
In SDS micellar medium, the iron(III) complex 2 with facial coordination cleaves catechol regioselectively by using O2 to produce extradiol products exclusively.
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4,2[prime or minute]:6[prime or minute],4[prime or minute][prime or minute]-Terpyridines: diverging and diverse building blocks in coordination polymers and metallomacrocycles

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6594-6604
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00074A, PerspectiveOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Catherine E. Housecroft
Recent advances in coordination behaviour of 4,2[prime or minute]:6[prime or minute],4[prime or minute][prime or minute]-tpy and its 4[prime or minute]-substituted derivatives: chiral polymers, metallohexacycles, packing of extended aryl systems, paddle-wheel and larger cluster nodes leading to predetermined and unexpected architectures.
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Tailoring the magnetic properties and magnetorheological behavior of spinel nanocrystalline cobalt ferrite by varying annealing temperature

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6919-6924
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00166D, PaperMichal Sedlacik, Vladimir Pavlinek, Petra Peer, Petr Filip
The magnetorheological performance of spinel cobalt ferrite nanoparticle suspensions increases with the particles' recrystallization achieved by varying the annealing temperature.
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Platinum(II)-phosphole complexes: synthesis and evaluation as enyne cycloisomerisation catalysts

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6728-6734
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53588F, PaperKevin Fourmy, Sonia Mallet-Ladeira, Odile Dechy-Cabaret, Maryse Gouygou
cis-[Pt(TMP)2Cl2] is the most efficient of the series of platinum(II)-monophosphole complexes synthesized and used in various enyne cycloisomerisations.
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Flexible and monolithic zinc oxide bionanocomposite foams by a bacterial cellulose mediated approach for antibacterial applications

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6762-6768
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52858H, PaperPeipei Wang, Jun Zhao, Ruifei Xuan, Yun Wang, Chen Zou, Zhiquan Zhang, Yizao Wan, Yan Xu
Monolithic and flexible ZnO/BC foams assembled through the mediation of bacterial cellulose exhibit excellent antimicrobial activity towards E. coli.
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Detection of host-guest interactions in clathrates of heterocyclic molecules adsorbed in a porous MOF with Cu2 cluster nodes via vibration spectra and magnetic properties

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6720-6727
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00111G, PaperPing-Chun Guo, Tian-Yu Chen, Xiao-Ming Ren, Chen Xiao, Wanqin Jin
A 3-D MOF Cu2(EBTC)(H2O)2[middle dot][G] was used to encapsulate benzopyrrole, benzofuran and benzothiophene molecules. The host-guest interactions were studied via vibration spectra and magnetic susceptibility.
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Arsenate stabilized Cu2O nanoparticle catalyst for one-electron transfer reversible reaction

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6677-6683
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53606H, PaperRamkrishna Sahoo, Soumen Dutta, Mukul Pradhan, Chaiti Ray, Anindita Roy, Tarasankar Pal, Anjali Pal
One electron transfer reaction for the reversible reduction of Eosin Y is catalyzed by a highly stable arsenate capped Cu2O hydrosol.
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Modulation of the electronic and spectroscopic properties of Zn(II) phthalocyanines by their substitution pattern

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6897-6908
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53410C, PaperSevinc Z. Topal, Umit Isci, Ufuk Kumru, Devrim Atilla, Ayse G. Gurek, Catherine Hirel, Mahmut Durmus, Jean-Bernard Tommasino, Dominique Luneau, Savas Berber, Fabienne Dumoulin, Vefa Ahsen
Four octasubstituted zinc phthalocyanines with variations in attachment atom and substituent positions were selected for systematic investigation into their properties.
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MnOx-modified ZnAl-LDOs as high-performance adsorbent for the removal of methyl orange

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6667-6676
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53597E, PaperYu Xin Zhang, Xiao Dong Hao, Tian Wang, Yu Xin Meng, Xu Han
In this work, MnOx modified ZnAl layered double oxides (M-LDO) nanocomposites were successfully prepared through an intercalation/reduction/calcination process. The as-prepared M-LDO adsorbents displayed excellent adsorption capacity and cycling stability for the removal of methyl orange.
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Syntheses, crystal structures and UV-visible absorption properties of five metal-organic frameworks constructed from terphenyl-2,5,2[prime or minute],5[prime or minute]-tetracarboxylic acid and bis(imidazole) bridging ligands

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6701-6710
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53379D, PaperLiming Fan, Xiutang Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yuanshuai Ding, Weiliu Fan, Liming Sun, Yue Pang, Xian Zhao
Five novel coordination polymers based on terphenyl-2,5,2[prime or minute],5[prime or minute]-tetracarboxylic acid and bis(imidazole) bridging ligands.
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New oligogermane with a five coordinate germanium atom: the preparation of 1-germylgermatrane

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6605-6609
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53523A, CommunicationKirill V. Zaitsev, Andrei V. Churakov, Oleg Kh. Poleshchuk, Yuri F. Oprunenko, Galina S. Zaitseva, Sergey S. Karlov
The first example of a hypercoordinate oligogermane was prepared and characterized.
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Growth mechanism and photocatalytic activity of self-organized N-doped (BiO)2CO3 hierarchical nanosheet microspheres from bismuth citrate and urea

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6631-6642
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53383B, PaperFan Dong, Ting Xiong, Rui Wang, Yanjuan Sun, Yanke Jiang
A new growth mechanism was proposed for the self-organized N-doped (BiO)2CO3 hierarchical nanosheet microspheres with efficient and durable photocatalytic activity.
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C-Cl bond activation and catalytic hydrodechlorination of hexachlorobenzene by cobalt and nickel complexes with sodium formate as a reducing agent

Dalton Transactions - 9 April, 2014 - 19:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,6660-6666
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52985A, PaperJunye Li, Xiaoyan Li, Lin Wang, Qingping Hu, Hongjian Sun
A benzyne cobalt complex, Co([small eta]2-C6Cl4)(PMe3)3 (2), was generated from the reaction of hexachlorobenzene with 2 equiv. of Co(PMe3)4 through selective activation of two C-Cl bonds of hexachlorobenzene.
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Oxacycle Synthesis via Intramolecular Reaction of Carbanions and Peroxides

J. Am. Chem. Soc. - 9 April, 2014 - 15:46

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Journal of the American Chemical SocietyDOI: 10.1021/ja5026276

Programmable pH-Triggered DNA Nanoswitches

J. Am. Chem. Soc. - 9 April, 2014 - 05:31

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Journal of the American Chemical SocietyDOI: 10.1021/ja500619w

Spend your summer with Chemistry World

Chemistry World blog (RSC) - 4 April, 2014 - 16:16

What makes a news story ‘news’? How do journalists construct an article? What sort of cake do they have in the Royal Society of Chemistry restaurant? If any of these questions have occurred to you, then you might be the person we’re looking for.

Cheese scones. Released by Philippe Giabbanelli under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jemsweb/13787548/)

Chemistry World has a paid internship available for eight weeks in the summer of 2014. In those two months, you’ll pitch and write news stories, interview scientists and public figures, edit and lay out our magazine and get involved with our podcasts. It’s ideal for someone with an enthusiasm for science writing and a background in the chemical sciences.

To make the most of your time with us, we’ll also pay for membership of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW), and take you to the UK conference of science journalists at the Royal Society.

It’s a great opportunity, but don’t just take my word for it. I asked a couple of our previous interns about their experiences:

Akshat Rathi: ‘My time with Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry was a lot of fun and learning. The staff is kind, friendly and helpful. The experience convinced me that science writing is something I enjoyed very much and I could perhaps pursue it as a career. Jumping from grad school to a career outside research can be tough, and this internship really helped me with that.

Since I finished this internship at the end of the 2nd year of my PhD, I have completed another internship at The Economist, worked with the Royal Society of Chemistry’s communications team on RSC News and currently I work as science editor at The Conversation, a new publication that launched in 2013.’

Josh Howgego followed his Chemistry World internship with work experience at Times Higher Education before being awarded a scholarship to study science communication, enjoying a placement at Nature and ultimately landing his current job at SciDev.net. He fondly recalls the extra-curricular benefits to joining the team:

‘Looking back on it now, one of the best moments of my internship with Chemistry World was the cheese scone incident. Allow me to explain. Early each day the magazine’s editorial team would have a news meeting to pore over papers and ideas and decide which of them to commission stories on. My only experience of science writing up to that point had been writing a small-time blog, so this quickly became one of my favourite times: it taught me a lot about what makes something “news” and hanging out with people who did the job I wanted to do one day was an opportunity to learn by diffusion. But added to that, these meetings took place in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s canteen and there was always coffee and the option of breakfast. You can imagine how my enjoyment turned to pure joy when one day, about three weeks into my placement, there were cheese scones on offer.

Perhaps it’s worth highlighting two other things I gained from my time at the RSC. The first was practice at professional writing. On the one had I saw how to structure a news story, and how that differs from an informal blog or feature, say.  On the other, I learned the difference between a hyphen and an em-dash, and how helpful the correct use of grammar can be so helpful to clear communication. But perhaps the most important gift I received from Chemistry World was a bit more journalistic confidence. I was given responsibility for calling scientists and MPs and had to quiz them directly about their views and ideas. Looking back, I can see that this dramatically helped me understand how journalists put together a news story. It was probably this new grasp of what reporting really is that convinced me I wanted to be a science journalist — and I’m very grateful to all at Chemistry World for instilling me with it.’

The closing date is 18th May, so if you’re interested in joining us, please visit http://jobs.rsc.org/job/6256/science-writer-internship/ to apply.

Looking forward to seeing you in the summer!

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Here's to the future

J. Material Chem. - 9 December, 2012 - 11:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24981-24982
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM90176E, Editorial
Liz Dunn (Editor) and Seth Marder (Chair of the Editorial Board) commemorate Journal of Materials Chemistry and look back over some of the highlights of the last 22 years.
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