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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.
If you are planning to attend and would like to set up an appointment, please contact the Editorial Office.
Recently Published Articles
- Synthesis and Characterization of a Biotinylated Multivalent Targeted Contrast Agent
Dr. Serhat Gündüz, Dr. Anthony Power, Prof. Dr. Martin E. Maier, Prof. Dr. Nikos K. Logothetis and Priv.-Doz. Dr. Goran Angelovski
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402329
Target and amplify: A nanosized target-specific bimodal and multivalent contrast agent (CA) has been prepared and characterized. This dendrimeric CA bears the ligand biotin and allows dual modal readout by means of magnetic resonance and optical imaging techniques. The demonstrated specific binding to avidin-coated agarose gels and microspheres (see figure) opens new perspectives for high-affinity and high-resolution MRI of various cellular targets.
- Preparation, Formation Mechanism, and Photoresponse Properties of GeSe Microtubes with a Rectangular Cross Section
Prof. Liang Shi, Yanan Li and Yumei Dai
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402333
Controlled growth: A solution approach for the fabrication of GeSe single-crystalline microtubes with rectangular cross sections has been developed, and the GeSe microtubes have a growth axis in the  direction and diameters in the range of 1–2 μm (see figure). Clear photoresponsive behavior is recorded for the as-synthesized GeSe microtubes.
- Carbazolo[2,1-a]carbazole Diimide: A Building Block for Organic Electronic Materials
Dr. Zheng Zhao, Zhongli Wang, Xu Zhang, Simin Gao, Dr. Xiaodi Yang, Dr. Zhiming Duan and Prof. Dr. Xike Gao
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402360
Designer molecules: A new class of carbazolo[2,1-a]carbazole diimides (1) has been designed (see figure). The synthesis, X-ray crystal structure, absorption spectra, and electrochemical properties of 1 as well as the charge transport properties and density functional calculations were investigated.
- A Nanostructured PLGA System for Cell Delivery of a Tetrathiahelicene as a Model for Helical DNA Intercalators
Dr. Silvia Cauteruccio, Dr. Cristina Bartoli, Dr. Claudio Carrara, Davide Dova, Dr. Cesare Errico, Dr. Giulia Ciampi, Dr. Dinuccio Dinucci, Prof. Emanuela Licandro and Dr. Federica Chiellini
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402347
Deliver the goods: A preliminary study of the cellular uptake of a nanoconstruct obtained by loading poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles with a tetrathiahelicene conjugated to a fluorescent rhodamine probe has been carried out. The ability to internalize the tetrathiahelicene and deliver it intracellularly has been investigated by means of cytotoxicity and cell uptake tests on Balb/3T3 clone A31 fibroblasts (see figure).
- Single Flexible Janus Nanobelts to Realize Tunable and Enhanced Simultaneous Photoluminescent, Electrical, and Magnetic Trifunctionality
Duanduan Yin, Qianli Ma, Prof. Xiangting Dong, Nan Lv, Jinxian Wang, Wensheng Yu and Guixia Liu
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402334
Multifunctional nanostructures: A novel nanostructure of a Janus nanobelt has been fabricated through a simple electrospinning process using a parallel spinneret. Compared with composite nanobelts, these Janus nanobelts possess higher fluorescent intensity, saturation magnetization, and conductivity owing to the isolation of Y2O3:Eu3+ nanoparticles from polyaniline and Fe3O4 nanoparticles (see figure).