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November 17, 2015
Call for Papers: Special Issue on Catalytic Systems for Water Splitting
The Pacifichem Symposium #76 entitled "Molecular Catalysis of Water Splitting Reactions", held on December 15 and 16, 2015, will bring together top scientists involved in this broad field of research.
As a sponsor of this symposium, ChemPlusChem is organizing a special issue dedicated to Catalytic Systems for Water Splitting. We invite symposium participants and other researchers to contribute and provide a multifacetted "snapshot" of the latest advances in this hot field. The guest editors, Gary Brudvig, Joost Reek, Ken Sakai, Leone Spiccia, and Licheng Sun, will guide the project to ensure its high quality. Submit your best multidisciplinary work by April 30, 2016.
The Editor of ChemPlusChem, Dr. Marisa Spiniello, will be at Pacifichem to discuss publishing with ChemPlusChem and other journals of the ChemPubSoc Europe and ACES families. If you are planning to attend, and would like to set up an appointment, please contact the Editorial Office.
Recently Published Articles
- Study of Multiporphyrin Compounds as Colorimetric Sitting-Atop Metal Complexes: Synthesis and Photophysical Studies
Joana I. T. Costa, Dr. Elisabete Oliveira, Dr. Hugo M. Santos, Dr. Augusto C. Tomé, Dr. Maria G. P. M. S. Neves and Dr. Carlos Lodeiro
Article first published online: 25 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500386
Sensitive subjects: Mono-, di-, tri-, and hexaporphyrin derivatives (see compound 4 in the figure) were synthesized and their sensorial ability towards metal ions was studied. It was found that they showed an increased sensitivity to Hg2+ ions. The NMR spectroscopy studies suggest that the interaction with the metal ions occurs with the formation of sitting-atop complexes.
- Gelatin-Assisted Synthesis of Vaterite Nanoparticles with Higher Surface Area and Porosity as Anticancer Drug Containers In Vitro
Dr. Anhe Wang, Yang Yang, Xiaoming Zhang, Dr. Xingcen Liu, Wei Cui and Prof. Dr. Junbai Li
Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500515
Holey vaterite nanoparticles! Porous vaterite nanoparticles (VNs) fabricated with gelatin assistance displayed high surface area and improved stability in aqueous solution. Their application as doxorubicin containers and their therapeutic efficacy against cancer cells were investigated in vitro. The vaterite nanoparticles prove to be excellent containers for anticancer drugs after modification by folic acid.
- Direct Catalytic Transformation of Biomass Derivatives into Biofuel Component γ-Valerolactone with Magnetic Nickel–Zirconium Nanoparticles
Dr. Hu Li, Prof. Zhen Fang and Prof. Song Yang
Article first published online: 19 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500492
Attractive separation: Acid–base bifunctional NiZr nanocatalysts with strong magnetism show high activity and reusability in the transformation of biomass derivatives, including EL, fructose, glucose, cellobiose, and carboxymethyl cellulose, into γ-valerolactone (GVL) with 95.2 % yield and 98 % selectivity (see figure).
- A Water-Soluble Copper(II) Complex for the Selective Fluorescence Detection of Nitric Oxide/Nitroxyl and Imaging in Living Cells
Dr. Xiaolong Sun, Gyoungmi Kim, Prof. Dr. Yufang Xu, Prof. Dr. Juyoung Yoon and Prof. Dr. Tony D. James
Article first published online: 16 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500436
Turn it on! A water-soluble copper(II) complex was prepared that displays impressive fluorescence response for nitric oxide and nitroxyl over other biologically relevant reactive species under physiological conditions. This sensor system was also used to image exogenous and endogenous NO and HNO in live cells (see figure).
- Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide with a Well-Defined PN3Ru Pincer Complex
Dr. Shixiong Min, Dr. Shahid Rasul, Dr. Huaifeng Li, Dr. David C. Grills, Prof. Kazuhiro Takanabe, Prof. Lain-Jong Li and Prof. Kuo-Wei Huang
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500474
Done in a pince: A PN3Ru pincer complex (see figure) has been found to show high activity and stability as a molecular electrocatalyst for CO2 reduction to CO and HCOOH in MeCN/H2O.