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Editor: Greta Heydenrych; Editorial Board Chairs: Christian Amatore, Michael Grätzel, Michel Orrit

Impact Factor: 3.138

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/35 (Physics Atomic Molecular & Chemical); 50/144 (Chemistry Physical)

Online ISSN: 1439-7641

Associated Title(s): Advanced Materials, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhotoChem, ChemSusChem, Small

May 31, 2010

ChemPhysChem 08/2010: Chemistry's looking good!

ChemPhysChem 08/2010: Chemistry's looking good!

Fluorescence-based methods are powerful tools for imaging biological samples with molecular specificity. But what if the molecule of choice, such as hemoglobin, is non-fluorescent? In a Highlight, G. Haran explains how novel applications of nonlinear optics can provide solutions to this problem. In the same section, J. Yu and co-workers discuss recent results that open up new avenues for in situ investigations of the kinetics and mechanism of heterogeneous catalytic reactions. The Minireview by A. G. Munoz and H. J. Lewerenz summarizes some of the most important advances in photoelectrocatalysis with nanotopographical photoelectrodes.

In the Articles section, J. S. Lauret et al. present a new and efficient method of π-stacking functionalization to the synthesis of a high-yield light-harvesting system combining single-walled carbon nanotubes and porphyrin molecules and K.-E. Gottschalk and colleagues describe the conformations of amino acids on a gold surface. Finally, the Communications section includes interesting contributions by R. Ludwig et al., who estimated the enthalpies of vaporization of imidazolium-based ionic liquids from far-infrared measurements, and M. Laurin, J. Libuda et al., who used temperature-dependent IR reflection absorption spectroscopy to study the ordering and phase transitions in ionic liquid-crystalline films.

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