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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editors: Anne Deveson, Elisabeth Roedern
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Online ISSN: 1521-3765
Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemBioChem, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemMedChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemSusChem, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, European Journal of Organic Chemistry
May 16, 2013
ChemPlusChem 5/2013: Like Oil and Water
In the cover article, Martin Pumera et al. use self-propelled biocompatible capsules loaded with various surfactants and compared their influence upon movement of oil droplets. Their findings are expected to have great impact on potential applications of such capsules for environmental clean-up. Also, a report on visualizing hyperconjugation through UV-photoelectron spectroscopy is outlined by Vladimir Ya. Lee et al. Meanwhile, Pierre Frère et al. describe the synthesis as well as the optical, theoretical, electrochemical, X-ray, and electrical characteristics of new thiophene/furan-capped co-oligomers for organic field-effect transistors.
Recently Published Articles
- A Strategy Enabling Enantioselective Direct Conjugate Addition of Inert Aryl Methane Nucleophiles to Enals with a Chiral Amine Catalyst under Mild Conditions
Tengfei Li, Dr. Jin Zhu, Deyan Wu, Xiangmin Li, Sinan Wang, Prof. Dr. Hao Li, Prof. Dr. Jian Li and Prof. Dr. Wei Wang
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201300304
Nitro-charged activation: An organocatalytic enantioselective conjugate addition of aryl methyl nucleophiles to enals has been developed to produce ubiquitous chiral benzylic building blocks (see scheme). Taking advantage of the strongly electron-withdrawing nature of nitro groups, which can be conveniently transformed into other functionalities, this functionality was incorporated into aromatic systems as a temporary activating group.
- Electronic Effects on Single-Site Iron Catalysts for Water Oxidation
Zoel Codolà, Dr. Isaac Garcia-Bosch, Ferran Acuña-Parés, Irene Prat, Dr. Josep M. Luis, Dr. Miquel Costas and Dr. Julio Lloret-Fillol
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301112
Getting in tune: Systematic tuning of the electronic properties of modular non-heme iron coordination complexes can be used to extract important information on the reaction mechanism and intermediates, which in turn, help to explain the activity of these systems as water oxidation catalysts.
- Aptamer-Based Turn-On Detection of Thrombin in Biological Fluids Based on Efficient Phosphorescence Energy Transfer from Mn-Doped ZnS Quantum Dots to Carbon Nanodots
Lu Zhang, Peng Cui, Baocheng Zhang and Prof. Feng Gao
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201300588
A PET biosensor: This study presents the first example of a sensitive, selective, and stable phosphorescent sensor based on phosphorescence energy transfer (PET) for thrombin that uses a thrombin–aptamer recognition event (see figure; QDs=quantum dots).
- Phosphate-Tether-Mediated Ring-Closing Metathesis for the Preparation of Complex 1,3-anti-Diol-Containing Subunits
Dr. Rambabu Chegondi, Soma Maitra, Jana L. Markley and Prof. Paul R. Hanson
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201300913
Phosphate-tether mediation: An array of examples of diastereoselective, phosphate tether-mediated ring-closing metathesis reactions, which highlight the importance of product ring size and substrate stereochemical complexity, is reported (see scheme). Bicyclo[n.3.1]phosphates can be prepared utilizing the tripodal coupling of C2-symmetric dienediol subunits with a variety of simple, as well as complex, alcohol partners.
- Tuning Molecular Self-Assembly Toward Intriguing Nanomaterial Architectures
Dr. Ju Young Lee, Prof. Byung Hee Hong, Dr. Dong Young Kim, Dr. Daniel R. Mason, Jung Woo Lee, Young Chun and Prof. Kwang S. Kim
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201204263
Taking shape nicely: The shape control of electro- and photochemically active calixhydroquinone (CHQ) into nanoplates, ‒polygons and ‒tubes and their dynamic conversion into nanospheres and ‒hemispheres is demonstrated (see figure). CHQ nanostructures can be used to produce nanoshells and ‒cups with diverse shapes and sizes for a range of noble-metal coated, highly tunable plasmonic materials, generated without additional reducing agent.