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July 31, 2014
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ChemPlusChem has received its first Impact Factor of 3.242*. The journal publishes multidisciplinary articles centering on chemistry and related disciplines. Strict peer review and swift publication have kept authors coming back time and again, and it looks poised to become a leading scientific journal.
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*Partial Impact Factor based on articles from 2012; Thomson Reuters 2013 Journal Citation Report.
Recently Published Articles
- Magnetic Fe3O4 Nanoparticle-Supported Phosphotungstic Acid as a Recyclable Catalyst for the Kabachnik–Fields Reaction of Isatins, Imines, and Aldehydes under Solvent-Free Conditions
Mohd Nazish, S. Saravanan, Dr. Noor-ul H. Khan, Prathibha Kumari, Dr. Rukhsana I. Kureshy, Dr. Sayed H. R. Abdi and Dr. Hari C. Bajaj
Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402191
A neat idea: The present study describes the catalytic efficiency of a magnetic-particle-supported heteropoly acid for the CP bond-formation reaction. The catalyst worked very well under solvent-free conditions for a wide range of substrates and resulted in good to excellent yields of desired products like α-hydroxy and α-amino phosphonates (see figure). This catalytic protocol is simple, green, efficient, and recyclable.
- Assembling Mixed Carboxylic Acid Molecules on Hierarchical Structured Aluminum Substrates for the Fabrication of Superoleophobic Surfaces with Controlled Oil Adhesion
Prof. Dr. Zhongjun Cheng, Dr. Hua Lai, Dr. Ying Du, Dr. Rui Hou, Dr. Chong Li, Prof. Dr. Naiqing Zhang and Prof. Dr. Kening Sun
Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402237
Like oil and water: Superoleophobic surfaces with tunable adhesion were obtained by assembling mixed carboxylic acid on nanostructured aluminum substrates. The surface adhesion can be controlled by simply controlling the surface chemical composition (see figure).
- DNA Targeting by Cationic Porphyrin–Ruthenium(II) Conjugates
Dr. Caterina Musetti, Dr. Cinzia Spagnul, Dr. Giuliana Mion, Dr. Sivia Da Ros, Prof. Teresa Gianferrara and Prof. Claudia Sissi
Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402275
Making light work: Cationic porphyrin–ruthenium(II) conjugates (see figure) bind DNA and are extremely efficient in cleaving it upon irradiation, regardless of its structural arrangement. The conjugates are promising photosensitizer agents for photodynamic therapy.
- ZnO Rhombic Sheets of Highly Crystalline Particles and Their Composite with Ag2O toward Efficient Photocatalysis
Xiaobin Dong, Prof. Ping Yang, Junpeng Wang and Prof. Baibiao Huang
Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402182
Between the sheets: Rhombic ZnO sheets decorated with Ag2O nanoparticles consist of highly crystalline particles and through holes (see figure). Owing to the unique structure of ZnO and the formation of type-II p–n heterojunctions, the Ag2O/ZnO composite exhibits excellent photocatalytic activity for the degradation of methyl orange and 2,4-dichlorophenol.
- Understanding Aqueous Electrolyte Stability through Combined Computational and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: A Case Study on Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Electrolytes
Dr. Murugesan Vijayakumar, Zimin Nie, Dr. Eric Walter, Dr. Jianzhi Hu, Dr. Jun Liu, Vincent Sprenkle and Dr. Wei Wang
Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402139
Go with the flow: Combined NMR spectroscopy and computational analysis has provided a comprehensive understanding of vanadium solvation chemistry. Such molecular-level knowledge helped in the design of optimal electrolytes, which led to a highly stable and better performing redox flow battery (see figure).