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August 03, 2015

ChemPlusChem 8/2015: Singapore Golden Jubilee Issue

ChemPlusChem 8/2015: Singapore Golden Jubilee Issue

To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Singapore, the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry is hosting an international conference in August 2015. This issue of ChemPlusChem highlights contributions associated with this conference and by authors based in this city--state.

The range of chemistry and chemistry-related topics covered in this issue is quite remarkable: from the synthesis of metal--organic frameworks (cover profile) described by Wen-Hua Zhang, the improvement of microbial fuel cells detailed in a minireview by Wei Huang, the synthesis of high-nuclearity nickel complexes reported by Pierre Braustein, and the study of RNA folding dynamics probed by Gang Chen.

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  1. Composite Noble-Metal Films/H+-Conducting Solid-Polymer Electrolyte Assemblies: The Nitrate-Reduction Activity in an Asymmetric Sandwich-Type Reactor

    Dr. Mohammad A. Hasnat, Muhammad Amirul Islam, Dr. S. Ben Aoun, Jamil A. Safwan, Dr. Mohammed M. Rahman and Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri

    Article first published online: 29 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500255

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    It′s what′s inside that counts: The catalyst composition has been found to determine the reactivity and product selectivity of electrocatalytic nitrate-reduction reactions. The catalytic performance of both bimetallic (Pt–Pd) and trimetallic (Cu–Pt–Pd) assemblies was investigated. Reduction of NO3 to NH3 proceeded through a hydrogenation reaction followed by electrochemical hydrogen generation on the Pt–Pd surface. Hydrogen reduced NO3 to NH3 catalyzed by Cu (see scheme).

  2. Antiproliferative and Antioxidant Activity of Glycoconjugates of Dithiocarbamates and Their Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes

    Dr. Rita Turnaturi, Dr. Valentina Oliveri, Dr. Maurizio Viale, Massimiliano Monticone and Prof. Graziella Vecchio

    Article first published online: 28 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500289

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    Family ties: Dithiocarbamate (DTC) glycoconjugates were synthesized, characterized, and compared to the parent DTC. Their copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes were investigated by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and UV/Vis spectroscopy. The in vitro cytotoxic and apoptotic activities of DTC derivatives were assessed in human cancer cell lines, also in the presence of metal ions (see scheme). Moreover, their superoxide dismutase-like activity was determined.

  3. P3-Type Layered Sodium-Deficient Nickel–Manganese Oxides: A Flexible Structural Matrix for Reversible Sodium and Lithium Intercalation

    Maria Kalapsazova, Dr. Gregorio F. Ortiz, Prof. Jose L. Tirado, Dr. Oleksandr Dolotko, Prof. Ekaterina Zhecheva, Dr. Diana Nihtianova, Dr. Lyuben Mihaylov and Prof. Radostina Stoyanova

    Article first published online: 27 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500215

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    Squeeze in! Sodium-deficient nickel–manganese oxides exhibit a layered structure, which is flexible enough to acquire different layer stacking. Specific features of the P3-type structure for reversible and fast sodium and lithium intercalation are demonstrated; this property contributes to the design of low-cost electrodes for both sodium- and lithium-ion batteries (see figure).

  4. Thermodynamically Favorable Conversion of Hydrogen Sulfide into Valuable Products through Reaction with Sodium Naphthalenide

    Xuemin Li, Prof. Rachel M. Morrish, Prof. Yuan Yang, Prof. Colin A. Wolden and Prof. Yongan Yang

    Article first published online: 23 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500299

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    Waste not, want not: The chemical waste hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is notorious for its production in many industries, harming creatures, corroding equipment, poisoning catalysts, and requiring energy-intensive and cost-ineffective abatements. Now a thermodynamically favorable process can convert H2S into value-added energy materials.