Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann, Deputy Editor: Heiko Kuhn; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 26/157 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1861-471X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry - A European Journal, ChemNanoMat, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society, The Chemical Record

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  1. Fabrication and Formation Mechanism of Ag Nanoplate-Decorated Nanofiber Mats and Their Application in SERS

    Peng Jia, Jiao Chang, Jianqiang Wang, Pan Zhang, Bing Cao, Yuting Geng, Xiuxing Wang and Prof. Kai Pan

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500777

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    Step up to the nanoplate: Ag nanoplate-decorated PmPD/PAN nanofiber mats have been obtained as a highly active 3D SERS substrate by grafting PmPD on PAN nanofiber and subsequent assembly of Ag nanoparticles and growth of Ag nanoparticles into Ag nanoplates. The obtained Ag nanoplates@Pm PD/PAN nanofiber mats exhibit high-performance SERS activity and excellent signal uniformity, thus showing potential for the trace detection of chemical molecules.

  2. Total Synthesis of (±)-Englerin A Using An Intermolecular [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of Platinum-Containing Carbonyl Ylide

    Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Kusama, Aoi Tazawa, Dr. Kento Ishida and Prof. Dr. Nobuharu Iwasawa

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500935

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    Just a few steps away: A total synthesis of (±)-Englerin A has been achieved starting from pent-3-ynyl isopropyl ketone in 14 steps. The key feature of this synthesis is the highly efficient and stereoselective preparation of the 8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]octane derivative, a core skeleton of Englerin A, based on an inverse electron-demand [3+2] cycloaddition reaction of the platinum-containing carbonyl ylide.

  3. A Remarkably Efficient MnFe2O4-based Oxidase Nanozyme

    Dr. Amit A. Vernekar, Tandrila Das, Sourav Ghosh and Prof. Dr. Govindasamy Mugesh

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500942

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    Up so high: The magnetic nanozyme MnFe2O4 exhibits a remarkable oxidase-like activity. The enzyme-mimetic activity is morphology-dependent, with nanooctahedra exhibiting a catalytic efficiency of 2.21×109m−1 s−1, the highest activity ever reported for a nanozyme.

  4. Fluorogenic Thorium Sensors Based on 2,6-Pyridinedicarboxylic Acid-Substituted Tetraphenylethenes with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics

    Dr. Jun Wen, Dr. Liang Dong, Prof. Sheng Hu, Dr. Weiyi Li, Dr. Shuo Li and Prof. Xiaolin Wang

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201500834

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    An AIE for ions: A novel tetraphenylethene derivative modified with 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid is presented as a turn-on fluorescent sensor for selective, ppb level detection of thorium in aqueous media by aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristics. This is the first application of a AIE fluorescence sensor in actinide metal recognition and it has potential applications in environmental systems for thorium ion detection.

  5. A Simple Method for the Preparation of TiO2/Ag-AgCl@Polypyrrole Composite and Its Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity

    Dr. Tongjie Yao, Lei Shi, Hao Wang, Fangxiao Wang, Dr. Jie Wu, Dr. Xiao Zhang, Prof. Jianmin Sun and Dr. Tieyu Cui

    Article first published online: 8 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201501012

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    Driven: A simple strategy to prepare a visible-light driven TiO2/Ag-AgCl@polypyrrole (PPy) photocatalyst with Ag-AgCl nanoparticles supported on TiO2 nanofibers and covered by a thin PPy shell is described. The visible-light photocatalytic activity, reusability, and the possible mechanism were studied in detail.