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March 03, 2015

ChemPlusChem 3/2015: Materials-Based Research

ChemPlusChem 3/2015: Materials-Based Research

A floating photocatalyst consisting of polyurethane foam (PUF) coated with well-ordered mesoporous TiO2 has been developed by Zipeng Xeng for the treatment of dye wastewater. Organic--inorganic hybrid materials with amino groups as basic sites were devised by Maksym Opanasenko, who is also featured in our Early Career Series. These layered zeolitic materials display high activity in the Knoevenagel condensation of benzaldehyde and malononitrile and hold promise as basic heterogeneous catalysts. Finally, in the article featured on the cover, David Cornu studies the effect of the orientation of electrospun carbon fibers on their properties as bioelectrodes. He and his research group are also featured in the cover profile of this issue. We wish you stimulating reading!

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    Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500051

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    Killer instinct: In the search for effective biologically active heterocycles, it has been found that potassium 2-heteroaryl-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-c]quinazoline-5-thiolates have high antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. In addition, {2-[3-(1 H-indole-2-yl)-1 H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl]phenyl}amine has high anticancer activity in terms of 50 % and total growth inhibition (see figure).

  2. Chemically Modified Diatoms Biosilica for Bone Cell Growth with Combined Drug-Delivery and Antioxidant Properties

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    Fine-tuning: A combination of experimental and quantum studies on rac- and meso-ansa-bis(indenyl) zirconocene catalysts supports experimental data obtained in ethylene polymerization (see figure). The rac isomer has a higher activity than the meso counterpart, whereas hydrogenation of the six-membered ring leads to an increase in the activity of the rac form.

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    Mix and Click! Rational design, versatile synthesis, and biological evaluation of Vismodegib analogues has been achieved to confirm the 1,2,3-triazole ring as a creative tool to combine pharmacophores. Interaction with the Hedgehog pathway and the ability to inhibit the formation of blood vessels are discussed (see figure).