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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
- Mechanistic Details of the Membrane Perforation and Passive Translocation of TAT Peptides
Stefania Piantavigna, Muhammad E. Abdelhamid, Dr. Chuan Zhao, Dr. Xiaohu Qu, George A. McCubbin, Dr. Bim Graham, Prof. Leone Spiccia, Dr. Anthony P. O'Mullane and Prof. Lisandra L. Martin
Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402209
The worm turns: How does the TAT peptide translocate across a mammalian cell membrane? Three biophysical methods, which can spatially resolve scales from millimeter (quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D)) and micrometer (scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM)) to nanometer (AFM), provide evidence for wormhole-like pores (see figure). The SECM image shows that these pores allow redox mediators to pass through to the sensor, but TAT disrupts bacterial-mimetic membranes.
- Electrospun SnSb Crystalline Nanoparticles inside Porous Carbon Fibers as a High Stability and Rate Capability Anode for Rechargeable Batteries
Dr. Konda Shiva, Hongahally B. Rajendra and Prof. Aninda J. Bhattacharyya
Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402291
An alloy spin-off: An optimum configuration of SnSb nanoparticles inside uniform porous carbon nanofibers (SnSb–C) has been synthesized by the electrospinning technique combined with a sintering protocol (see figure). The SnSb–C exhibits high electrochemical lithium stability and current capabilities over a wide range of currents. Apart from storing high amounts of lithium, SnSb–C also exhibits excellent sodium-ion cyclability.
- Electrochromic Devices Based on Disubstituted Oxo-Bipyridinium Ionic Liquids
Noémi Jordão, Dr. Hugo Cruz, Aida Branco, Prof. Fernando Pina and Dr. Luis C. Branco
Article first published online: 30 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402232
Switchable electrochromism: Electrochromic symmetric and non-symmetric disubstituted oxo-bipyridinium ionic liquids are synthesised and characterised (see figure). Efficient and reversible electrochromic devices are developed through the combination of the most capable disubstituted oxo-bipyridinium ionic liquids with transparent electrolytes. These electrochromic devices may open perspectives for future applications as alternative electrochromic car rear-view mirrors and smart windows.
- Microemulsion-Assisted Synthesis of Nanosized LiMnO Spinel Cathodes for High-Rate Lithium-Ion Batteries
Dr. Xianhong Rui, Dr. Wenping Sun, Prof. Qingyu Yan, Dr. Tuti Mariana Lim and Prof. Maria Skyllas–Kazacos
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402267
Window shopping: Nano-sized lithium-rich spinel Li1.16Mn1.84O4 cathodes (50–90 nm) prepared by microemulsion-assisted method show excellent Li storage properties in terms of high-C-rate performance and cycling stability in the voltage windows of 3.0–4.5 V and 2.0–4.5 V.
- Effect of Bromine Complexing Agents on the Performance of Cation Exchange Membranes in Second-Generation Vanadium Bromide Battery
Suminto Winardi, Grace Poon, Mani Ulaganathan, Aishwarya Parasuraman, Qingyu Yan, Nyunt Wai, Tuti Mariana Lim and Maria Skyllas–Kazacos
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402260
Battery performance: Complexing agents affect the performance of both ChiNaf and VF11 membranes used in vanadium bromide redox flow cells owing to the formation of an organic layer on the membrane surface, which acts as an insulation barrier, and thus, increases membrane resistance. The VF11 membrane performs better than ChiNaf, with a higher coulombic efficiency and energy efficiency (see figure).