Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann; Chairman of the Editorial Board: Ryoji Noyori

Impact Factor: 3.935

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 32/148 (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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February 01, 2014

New Online Manuscript Submission System

We are pleased to announce that after over ten years, manuscriptXpress was replaced by a new Manuscript handling system, EditorialManager from ARIES, on February 1.

The links to the new journal sites are available at:

Articles that have been submitted to manuscriptXpress will be processed from there.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to receiving your next excellent manuscript.

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copper · density functional calculations · electrochemistry · fluorescence · gold · graphene · heterocycles · homogeneous catalysis · magnetic properties · mesoporous materials · nanoparticles · nanostructures · natural products · organocatalysis · oxidation · self-assembly · sensors · synthetic methods

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  1. tris-Heteroleptic Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes with Ambipolar or Electron Injection/Transport Features for Highly Efficient Electrophosphorescent Devices

    Xianbin Xu, Xiaolong Yang, Dr. Yong Wu, Prof. Guijiang Zhou, Prof. Chao Wu and Prof. Wai-Yeung Wong

    Article first published online: 15 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403057

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    You have to fine tune things: tris-Heteroleptic phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes were developed. The different electronic features of the two cyclometalating ligands not only effectively tuned the photophysical properties of the corresponding complexes but also furnished ambipolar or electron injection/transport properties to the tris-heteroleptic phosphorescent emitters.

  2. Synthesis of Heterocycles by Formal Cycloadditions of Isocyanides

    Art Kruithof, Dr. Eelco Ruijter and Prof. Dr. Romano V. A. Orru

    Article first published online: 15 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403207

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    Formal behavior: The demand for improved synthetic methods towards heterocyclic scaffolds and their derivatives is high and continuous. In the recent literature, numerous reactions have been reported that involve formal cycloadditions of isocyanides with conjugated heterodienes. This Focus Review aims at mapping this reactivity and at providing insight into the relationship between the various reported reaction partners and the observed reactivity modes.

  3. Total Synthesis of Maoecrystal V

    Wei-Bin Zhang, Dr. Guang Lin, Wen-Bin Shao, Dr. Jian-Xian Gong and Prof. Dr. Zhen Yang

    Article first published online: 12 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403228

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    The total synthesis of maoecrystal V (1) has been achieved by employing a Wessely oxidative dearomatization, an intramolecular Diels–Alder (IMDA) reaction, and a Rh-catalyzed O[BOND]H bond insertion as key steps; this total synthesis of (±)-maoecrystal V was completed in 18 steps in a total yield 1.3 %.

  4. Expeditious Synthesis of Enantiopure, Orthogonally Protected Bis-α-Amino Acids (OPBAAs) and their Use in a Study of Nod1 Stimulation

    Po-Ting Chen, Cheng-Kun Lin, Chih-Ju Tsai, Dr. Duen-Yi Huang, Fu-Yao Nien, Dr. Wan-Wan Lin and Prof. Dr. Wei-Chieh Cheng

    Article first published online: 12 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403173

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    Give it a nod: A concise preparation of structurally diverse OPBAAs bearing three orthogonally protecting groups and a spacer of varied length has been developed. Using these versatile building blocks, a series of small peptides inspired from peptidoglycan fragments were synthesized and then studied for their ability to activate human Nod1 receptor in the innate immune response through the NF-κB pathway.

  5. Crystal Structures and Redox Responses Coupled with Ion Recognition of p-Benzoquinone- and Hydroquinone-Fused [18]crown-6

    Takayuki Kobayashi, Yuta Nakane, Dr. Takashi Takeda, Dr. Norihisa Hoshino, Prof. Hidetoshi Kawai and Prof. Tomoyuki Akutagawa

    Article first published online: 11 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403262

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    Like jewels in a crown: Crystal structures of p-benzoquinone (BQ)- and hydroquinone-fused [18]crown-6 derivatives were investigated. The redox properties of BQ-fused [18]crown-6 derivatives, coupled with ion capturing, were dominated by electrostatic interactions and the solvation energy.