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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
- 9-(4-Dimethylaminophenyl)benzo[b]quinolizinium: A Near-Infrared Fluorophore for the Multicolor Analysis of Proteins and Nucleic Acids in Living Cells
Dr. Roberta Bortolozzi, Prof. Dr. Heiko Ihmels, Laura Thomas, Dr. Maoqun Tian and Dr. Giampietro Viola
Article first published online: 22 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301164
All lit up: The title compound operates as a fluorescent light-up probe that enables the detection of different biologically relevant hosts at different fluorescence maxima. It is demonstrated that this chemosensor also allows the fluorimetric multicolor analysis of different components in living cells (see figure).
- Iron-Salt-Promoted Highly Regioselective α and β Hydrophosphination of Alkenyl Arenes
Dr. Lucie Routaboul, Dr. Fabien Toulgoat, Jérémie Gatignol, Jean-François Lohier, Dr. Brigitte Norah, Dr. Olivier Delacroix, Dr. Carole Alayrac, Dr. Marc Taillefer and Prof. Dr. Annie-Claude Gaumont
Article first published online: 22 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301417
Iron(ic) phosphination: The iron-promoted hydrophosphination of alkenyl arenes with diphenylphosphine as phosphinating agent has been established. This method provides efficient access to diarylalkylphosphines. The regioselectivity of the reaction can be fine-tuned by the choice of the iron salts, offering highly selective access to both the β and the α adducts (see scheme).
- Experimental and Computational Studies on the Formation of Three para-Benzyne Analogues in the Gas Phase
Dr. Lindsey M. Kirkpatrick, Dr. Nelson R. Vinueza, Dr. Bartłomiej J. Jankiewicz, Vanessa A. Gallardo, Dr. Enada F. Archibold, Dr. John J. Nash and Prof. Hilkka I. Kenttämaa
Article first published online: 22 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201203264
Pick the right isomer! The generation of three positively charged para-benzyne analogues was attempted in an FT-ICR mass spectrometer. The experimental and quantum chemical findings indicate that the monoradical precursors for the para-benzynes undergo ring-opening faster than formation of the para-benzyne by iodine atom elimination, thus generating enediyne isomers of the para-benzynes (see scheme).
- Bisguanidines with Biphenyl, Binaphthyl, and Bipyridyl Cores: Proton-Sponge Properties and Coordination Chemistry
Dr. Astrid Maronna, Dr. Olaf Hübner, Prof. Dr. Markus Enders, Dr. Elisabeth Kaifer and Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Himmel
Article first published online: 22 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201204294
Showing some backbone: Bisguanidines with flexible biaryl backbones are proton sponges and ligands in a series of new mono- and dinuclear Group 10 metal complexes (see picture). The spin-density distribution in paramagnetic NiII complexes was studied by using NMR spectroscopy and quantum-chemical calculations.
- Salimabromide: Unexpected Chemistry from the Obligate Marine Myxobacterium Enhygromxya salina
Stephan Felder, Dr. Sandra Dreisigacker, Dr. Stefan Kehraus, Edith Neu, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bierbaum, Patrick R. Wright, Prof. Dr. Dirk Menche, Dr. Till F. Schäberle and Prof. Dr. Gabriele M. König
Article first published online: 22 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201301379
Curtains up! Salimabromide (1) is the first natural product from the Plesiocystis/Enhygromyxa clade of obligatory marine myxobacteria. Salimabromide has a new tetracyclic carbon skeleton, comprising a brominated benzene ring, a furano lactone residue, and a cyclohexane ring bridged by a seven-membered cyclic moiety (see figure). The absolute configuration was deduced from experimental and calculated circular dichroism (CD) data.