European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 24

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

2014_03/2014A Viable Route for Lithium Ion Detection (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 3/2014)

The cover picture shows sad and smiley faces sketched on the silica supports resting on the handle of the magnifying lens, which signal the penchant of a pyridylazocalix[4]arene-immobilized monolayer (PyAzoC4-IM) for lithium ions. This hybrid organic–inorganic device is able to selectively and reversibly sense lithium ions at ppm levels in the presence of competing cations. Upon recognition, the PyAzoC4-IM “blushes”, turning into a shade of pink that allows naked-eye detection. The immobilized monolayer can be regenerated by simple rinsing in diluted hydrochloric acid. Details are discussed in the article by A. Gulino, M. F. Parisi et al. on p. 442 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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