European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.686

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

Cluster Issues

EurJIC has published a number of Cluster Issues highlighting the full spectrum of inorganic chemistry.

Browse issue 2/2017 now.

The Multifaceted Chemistry of Ferrocene - Issue 2, 2017. Guest Editors: Petr Štěpnička (Charles University, Czech Republic)

Highlights include:

Browse issue 27/2016 now.

Metal-Organic Frameworks Heading towards Application - Issue 27, 2016. Guest Editors: Pascal D. C. Dietzel (University of Bergen, Norway) and Hiroshi Kitagawa (Kyoto University, Japan)

Highlights include:

Browse issue 15-16/2016 now.

The Significance of Scorpionate Ligands 50 Years on - Double Issue 15/16, 2016. Guest Editor: Claudio Pettinari (University of Camerino, Italy)

Highlights include:

Browse issue 13-14/2016 now.

Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials - Double Issue 13/14, 2016. Guest Editor: Yann Garcia (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) and Bao-Lian Su (University of Namur, Belgium, and Wuhan University of Technology, China)

Highlights include:

Browse issue 5/2016 now.

Low-Coordinate Phosphorus Compounds - Issue 5, 2016. Guest Editor: Christian Müller (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

Highlights include:

Browse issue 27/2015 now.

Nanobioinorganic Chemistry: Converging Inorganic Chemistry and Biology at the Nanoscale is the next cluster issue, Issue 27, 2015. This interdisciplinary issue reflects, as the title suggests, the research on nanoparticles at the border of inorganic chemistry and biology, with a strong focus on applications such as bioimaging, drug delivery, toxicology, to name just a few. The Guest Editors for this issue are Tito Trindade (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and Wing-Tak Wong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, P.R. China)

For well-received papers, see:

Browse issue 21/2015 now.

Biological Oxidation Reactions - Mechanisms and Design of New Catalysts is the focus of Issue 21, 2015. This cluster issue is based on the COST Action CM1003 with the same name. The advances in designing new biological, biomimetic and bioinspired catalysts is presented in top-notch papers, with the aim of understanding the underlying mechanisms of the oxidation process that achieves the catalytic efficiency of enzymes. The Guest Editors for this issue are Ebbe Nordlander (Lunds Universitet, Sweden) and Wesley Browne (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

For a taste of inspiring articles, see:

Browse issue 7/2015 now.

Issue 7, 2015, entitled Hybrid Materials: Next Generation in Chemistry, Physics and Biology, focuses on the research and development of inorganic hybrid materials from synthesis and host–guest chemistry to applications in bioinorganic chemistry, catalysis, and fuel cells. Although this cluster issue is loosely based on the E-MRS Spring Meeting 2014, "Symposium Q: Hybrid materials engineering in biology, chemistry and physics" in Lille, the invitations were extended to others not attending the symposium, thus ensuring a well-rounded issue that covers the broad field of hybrid materials. The Guest Editors for this issue are Andreas Taubert (Universität Potsdam, Germany), Pierre Rabu (IPCMS Strasbourg, France), Fabrice Leroux (Université de Nantes, France), and Nico Sommerdijk (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands).

Highlights include:

Browse issue 27/2014 now.

Issue 27, 2014 celebrates the legacy of Alfred Werner and highlights the progress made in Coordination Chemistry research 100 years after Werner’s seminal work. That modern coordination chemistry continues to be highly interdisciplinary in nature is reflected well in this issue, which is loosely based on the 4th Zing Coordination Chemistry Conference, held in Cancun, Mexico, in December 2013. The Guest Editors for this issue are Debbie Crans (Colorado State University, USA) and Ebbe Nordlander (Lunds Universitet, Sweden), who were chairs of the conference.

Look out for these interesting articles:

Browse issue 10/2014 now.

Molecular Conductors is the focus of issue 24, 2014. This highly topical area of research brings together the disciplines of chemistry, materials science and physics. This issue showcases some of the advances in this field, from the design and synthesis of molecular conductors to the understanding of their properties, to the development of materials used in electronic devices. An Essay by Professor Gunzi Saito introduces the reader to fascinating multifunctional conducting materials. The Guest Editors for this issue are Lahcène Ouahab (Université de Rennes 1, France) and Takehiko Mori (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan).

Top-notch papers include:

Browse issue 10/2014 now.

Issue 10, 2014, highlights the advances in Phosphorus Chemistry. It is only fit, because of the status of phosphorus as an essential element, that EurJIC provides an avenue to showcase the research activity of the chemistry of phosphorus. From its coordination chemistry, to its use in catalysis, to the activation of white phosphorus, to the design of functional materials, all is encompassed in this issue. Willem Schipper, in his excellent Essay, presents the challenges faced by society with regard to depleting sources of phosphorus and the need for recycling. The Guest Editor for this issue is Maria Caporali (ICCOM CNR, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy).

Top papers include:

Browse issue 4/2014 now.

Water Oxidation Chemistry – an undoubtedly important and challenging area of research – is presented in issue 4, 2014. EurJIC is pleased to be highlighting the research of chemists working towards solving the energy needs of the world. This exciting issue features contributions that not only cover the design of new water oxidation catalysts but also provide an understanding of the underlying mechanism of the function of these catalysts. An Essay by Professor Anthony Harriman gives an insightful overview of this hot topic. The Guest Editors for this issue are Licheng Sun (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and Dalian University of Technology, China) and Dennis Hetterscheid (Leiden University, The Netherlands).

For a look into this fascinating field, see:

Browse issue 22-23 /2013 now.

Small-Molecule Activation by Reactive Metal Complexes, the focus of double issue 22 and 23, is an important topic towards a greener future. This special issue highlights the progress made in this highly relevant field – the conversion of small molecules of biological and industrial importance, such as N2, O2, CO2, CO, H2, H2O, amongst others. All aspects of this topic are covered, from synthesis and bonding, mechanisms of reactions, theoretical aspects, to catalysis; all of this and more are highlighted. The Guest Editors for this issue are Connie Lu (University of Minnesota, USA) and Karsten Meyer (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany).

For a taste of excellence, see:

Browse issue 10-11/2013 now.

Polyoxometalates are at the heart of issues 10 and 11, 2013. Once again, this bumper issue highlights the prolific output from this community. Since the last cluster issue on this topic (Issue 34, 2009), the interest in this topic has not abated. The papers in this issue are dedicated to Professor Michael Pope, a true pioneer of the field, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The Guest Editors for this issue, Ulrich Kortz (University of Bremen, Germany) and Tianbo Liu (Lehigh University, USA), bring you the best of the polyoxometalate world.

For a glimpse into the realm of polyoxometalates, see:

Browse issue 5-6/2013 now.

Issues 5 and 6, 2013 are dedicated to Spin-Crossover Complexes. There is a great interest in this field, which is exemplified in the double bumper issue! From the design of spin-crossover complexes to methods that are used to study the spin-crossover phenomenon, all aspects are highlighted in the fine collection of papers from renowned authors in the field. The Guest Editors for this issue are Keith Murray (Monash University, Australia), Hiroki Oshio (University of Tsukuba, Japan) and José Antonio Real (University of Valencia, Spain).

For first-rate papers, see:

Browse issue 32/2012 now.

Hybrid Materials are covered in Issue 32, 2012. This field has developed and connects the various disciplines, from chemistry to medicine to physics and more. This Cluster Issue entitled Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials: Design and Application collects contributions from scientists from all corners of the world. A highlight of this issue is the Essay by Professor Clément Sanchez, a pioneer in this field, who presents a valuable overview of hybrid materials. This issue was inspired by the EMRS Spring Meeting 2012, Symposium P on "Advanced Hybrid Materials II: Design and Applications", which was held in Strasbourg. The Guest Editors for this issue are Pierre Rabu (IPCMS Strasbourg, France), Andreas Taubert (University of Potsdam, Germany) and Markus J. Buehler (MIT, USA).

Top articles include:

Browse issue 29/2012 now.

Issue 29, 2012 highlights the progress in the field of Coordination Chemistry, a topic at the heart of Inorganic Chemistry. The issue entitled Modern Coordination Chemistry and Its Impact for Meeting Global Challenges showcases the progress made in this vast field that affects many other areas of chemistry. The issue is loosely based on the 3rd Zing Coordination Chemistry Conference, held in Xcaret, Mexico in December 2011. The Guest Editors for this issue are Debbie Crans (Colorado State University, USA) and Franc Meyer (University of Göttingen, Germany), who were chairs of the conference.

Highlights include:

Browse issue 16/2012 now.

Although Advanced Complex Inorganic Materials encompasses a very broad research area, a taste of recent innovations in this field of nanomaterials can be found in Issue 16, 2012. This special issue highlights the progress made with the preparation of such materials, which range from hybrids, ceramics, metal-organic frameworks, bioinspired materials, as well as with the application of these materials as catalysts, as sorbents, as hybrid magnets, as spin-crossover materials and as magnetic resonance imaging agents. This issue was based on the Advanced Complex Inorganic Materials (ACIN) international symposium, which was held in Namur in September 2011. The Guest Editors for this issue are Yann Garcia (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) and Bao-Lian Su (University of Namur, Belgium, and University of Cambridge, UK).

For an interesting read, see:

Browse issue 12/2012 now.

Metal-Based Probes for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the focus of Issue 12, 2012. This fascinating area of research is highly topical, and this issue reflects the intensive efforts that have been made towards the development of MRI probes. From the physical aspects to the more biological topics, from iron to manganese, to the lanthanides and from porous materials to nanomaterials, all of this and more is covered. The Guest Editor for this issue is Mauro Botta (University of Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy).

Benchmark papers include:

Browse issue 9/2012 now.

Organometallic chemistry is a core topic of the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, and Issue 9, 2012, serves to reinforce this fact, and above all, to showcase some of the exciting developments in this area. Many aspects of this broad discipline are covered in this issue. The idea for this cluster issue was born from the XIX EuCHEMS Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (EuCOMC) held in Toulouse (July 2011). The Guest Editors for this issue are Rinaldo Poli and Philippe Kalck (both at LCC, CNRS, Toulouse, France), who were co-organisers of this conference.

Look out for these treats:

Browse issue 3/2012 now.

Cooperative & Redox Non-Innocent Ligands in Directing Organometallic Reactivity is the focus of Issue 3, 2012. The properties and applications of the two ligand-types, Cooperative and Redox non-innocent ligands, is presented, and the influence of these ligands on the chemical reaction and their importance in inorganic chemistry and catalysis is highlighted. The possibilities of these ligand groups to serve in uncovering many new exciting reactions are endless. An insightful Essay by Professor Wolfgang Kaim, a pioneer in this field, is featured in this issue. The Guest Editor for this issue is Bas de Bruin (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Some must-see articles include: