Chemistry – An Asian Journal

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Editor: Theresa Kueckmann

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. Access to Novel Graphene-Like Sheet of Hydroboron: First-Principles Investigation

    Dr. Yang-Yang Wu, Prof. Feng-Qi Zhao, Prof. Si-Yu Xu and Prof. Xue-Hai Ju

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403033

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    Three hydroboron sheets to the wind: A benzene-like molecule of B6H12 and its derivatives were designed from diborane, and their structures, stabilities, and electronic properties were investigated by B3LYP, MP2, and CCSD methods. Three types of two-dimensional hydroboron sheets were constructed with diborane as a building block. The hydroboron sheets were predicted to be candidates for semiconductors.

  2. Short Protecting Group-free Syntheses of Camptothecin and 10-Hydroxycamptothecin Using Cascade Methodologies

    Dr. Peng Xu, Dong-Sheng Chen, Jie Xi and Prof. Dr. Zhu-Jun Yao

    Article first published online: 27 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403190

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    A few steps ahead: A step-economic protecting group-free total synthesis route of camptothecin (1 a) and 10-hydroxycamptothecin (1 b) has been accomplished in 8–9 longest linear steps from inexpensive and easily available starting materials. Three cascade reactions were accordingly designed, developed, and successfully applied to the construction of A/B-, E-, and D-rings, respectively.

  3. Direct and Short Construction of the ACDE Ring System of Daphenylline

    Dr. Wei Wang, Guo-Ping Li, Shao-Feng Wang, Dr. Zi-Fa Shi and Prof. Xiao-Ping Cao

    Article first published online: 25 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403152

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    Ring ring, ACDE: A direct and short construction of the ACDE ring system of daphenylline has been accomplished from the known 3-(2-bromophenyl)propanal in 10 steps and 17 % overall yield. The synthesis features an iron(III)-catalyzed aza-Cope-Mannich reaction, a self-terminating 6-exo-trig aryl radical-alkene cyclization, and an intramolecular Friedel–Crafts acylation.

  4. Copper Sulfide Nanoparticles with Phospholipid-PEG Coating for In Vivo Near-Infrared Photothermal Cancer Therapy

    Yizhuan Huang, Yulian Lai, Saige Shi, Shufang Hao, Jingping Wei and Prof. Xiaolan Chen

    Article first published online: 25 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403133

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    Got an agent? Hydrophilic CuS@DSPE-PEG NPs have been successfully prepared as an efficient and novel photothermal agent for cancer photothermal therapy. In vivo studies indicate that after intravenous administration, these nanoparticles can easily accumulate in tumors and do not show obvious toxicity to mice. Under the irradiation of an NIR laser, tumors can be effectively ablated by the photothermal effect of CuS@DSPE-PEG NPs.

  5. Hybrid Ruthenium ROMP Catalysts Based on an Engineered Variant of β-Barrel Protein FhuA ΔCVFtev: Effect of Spacer Length

    Daniel F. Sauer, Dr. Marco Bocola, Claudio Broglia, Marcus Arlt, Dr. Lei-Lei Zhu, Dr. Melanie Brocker, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg and Prof. Dr. Jun Okuda

    Article first published online: 25 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201403005

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    Anchors aweigh: A biohybrid ring-opening metathesis polymerization catalyst based on the reengineered β-barrel protein FhuA ΔCVFtev was chemically modified with respect to the covalently anchored Grubbs–Hoveyda type catalyst.