European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2014 Issue 27

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.965

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 10/44 (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_27/2014New Gold(I) Organometallic Compounds with Biological Activity in Cancer Cells (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 27/2014)

The cover picture shows the uptake of organometallic gold(I) N-heterocyclic (NHC) complexes, bearing a fluorescent coumarin moiety, in cancer cells and the resulting anticancer effects. Notably, the most effective compound of the reported series bears the 1-thio-βd-glucose tetraacetate ligand, which may enhance its cellular uptake, therefore making the compound more cytotoxic. Once inside the cells, the gold compound may target the selenoenzyme thioredoxin reductase and induce mitochondrial damage. Details are discussed in the Short Communication by E. Bodio, A. Casini et al. on p. 4532 ff. For more on the story behind the cover research, see the Cover Profile.

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2014_27i/2014On the Investigation of the Droplet–Droplet Interactions of Sodium 1,4-Bis(2-ethylhexyl) Sulfosuccinate Reverse Micelles upon Changing the External Solvent Composition and Their Impact on Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 27/2014)

The inside cover picture shows the high versatility of reverse micelles as nanoreactors. The composition of the nonpolar organic medium has a huge effect on properties such as the interfacial micropolarity, the hydrogen-bonding ability, and the sequestrated water structure of sodium 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate (AOT) reverse micelles (RMs). Therefore, not only gold nanoparticles (in n-heptane) but also evidence of subnanometer clusters (in benzene) was obtained by using RMs as nanoreactors. The results are very promising for many applications. Details are discussed in the article by N. M. Correa et al. on p. 2095 ff.

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2014_27b/2014 (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 27/2014)

The back cover picture highlights Werner's legacy, which is celebrated by coordination chemistry contributions describing observations both in the first coordination sphere, the second coordination sphere and beyond. Specific orbital requirements define the geometry of complexes with Tc–Tc multiple bonds (Poineau et al.), and the binding of tetrathiafulvalene ligands to the DyIII dimer results in a single-molecule magnet (Pointillart et al.). In addition, noncovalent interactions can order a system in layers as found for the organometallic Pd–uracil compound (Moriuchi, Hirao et al.), the ordering can be critical for the resulting spin polarization mechanism in cyanido-bearing CoIII/CoII complexes (Alexandru, Marino, Julve et al.) and for the ability of vapochromic PtII complexes to support water binding in the solid state (Kobayashi and Kato). The background shows a group photo of the delegates taken at the 4th Zing Coordination Chemistry Conference held in Mexico in December 2013 (the background photo is used with permission from Zing Conferences Ltd.). Thanks to Guest Editor Debbie Crans for putting the parts of the composite cover together.

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