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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editor: Marisa Spiniello

Impact Factor: 3.242

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 38/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 2192-6506

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal

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November 17, 2014

ChemPlusChem editor at the RACI Congress

Join the Deputy Editor of ChemPlusChem, Dr. Marisa Spiniello, at the upcoming RACI Congress (7-12 Dec, 2014). Marisa will be there to discuss publishing with ChemPlusChem and other journals of the ChemPubSoc Europe and ACES families.

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  1. The Generation Effect: Cavity Accessibility in Dense-Shell Polyphenylene Dendrimers

    Dr. Malte Brutschy, Dr. René Stangenberg, Cornelia Beer, Dr. Daniel Lubczyk, Prof. Martin Baumgarten, Prof. Klaus Müllen and Prof. Siegfried R. Waldvogel

    Article first published online: 18 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402298

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    It’s all relative: The confined geometry of polyphenylene dendrimers leads to a clear generation effect because the size and access to the voids in these dendrimers is determined by their generation. Host–guest behavior to benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX) analytes was investigated by using quartz crystal microbalances.

  2. d7/d8 Metal Complexes Constructed from 2,6-Bis(2-benzimidazolyl)pyridyl or 2,6-Di-(pyrazol-3-yl)pyridine Derivatives: Synthesis, Structure, Characterization, and Photocatalytic Activity

    Si Yue Wei, Jian Ling Wang, Cai Shun Zhang, Xue-Ting Xu, Xiao Xi Zhang, Ji Xiao Wang and Prof. Yong-Heng Xing

    Article first published online: 17 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402255

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    A coordinated approach: The coordination complexes [Co(HL1)2], [Ni(HL1)2], and [Ni3(H2L2)2(HL2)2](OH)3(Ac)H2O (H2L1=2,6-bis(benzimidazol-2-yl)pyridine, H2L2=2,6-di-(5-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)pyridine) have been synthesized and characterized systematically. Surface photovoltage spectroscopy indicates p-type semiconductor characteristics and the ability to act as a photocatalyst to degrade the dye methylene blue (MB; see figure).

  3. Facile Synthesis of Hierarchical Magnesium Silicate Hollow Nanofibers Assembled by Nanosheets as an Efficient Adsorbent

    Renxi Jin, Yang Yang, Yunfeng Li, Dr. Xiaodan Yu, Prof. Yan Xing, Dr. Shuyan Song and Prof. Zhan Shi

    Article first published online: 14 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402293

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    Drop out! A synthetic route is described for the fabrication of magnesium silicate double-walled hollow nanofibers (MSHNFs; see picture), which exhibit excellent adsorption performance and can be easily separated from solution, from electrospun silica hollow nanofibers (SHNFs). The MSHNFs are demonstrated to be an efficient adsorbent for water purification.

  4. The Development of Zn–Ce Hybrid Redox Flow Batteries for Energy Storage and Their Continuing Challenges

    Prof. Frank C. Walsh, Dr. Carlos Ponce de Léon, Dr. Len Berlouis, Dr. George Nikiforidis, Luis F. Arenas-Martínez, Dr. David Hodgson and Dr. David Hall

    Article first published online: 13 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402103

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    The ebb and flow: The hybrid redox flow battery (RFB) Zn–Ce has the highest open-circuit cell potential at 2.4 V, amongst other aqueous RFBs. This review considers the thermodynamics and kinetics aspects of the CeIV/CeIII and Zn/ZnII redox couples and the operational variables, materials, cell design and performance used in RFBs (see figure). Challenges and the need for further science and technological development are highlighted.

  5. Facile Synthesis of Gold-Modified Platinum Catalysts with High Performance for Formic Acid Electro-oxidation

    Ke Zhang, Fangfang Ren, Huiwen Wang, Caiqing Wang, Dr. Mingshan Zhu and Prof. Yukou Du

    Article first published online: 12 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402231

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    Superior replacement: Bimetallic gold/platinum electrocatalysts with different atomic ratios can be facilely fabricated through a galvanic replacement reaction. Electrochemical measurements reveal that these catalysts exhibit highly efficient and stable electrocatalytic performances towards formic acid oxidation in an acidic medium (see figure).

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