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March 03, 2014
2014 Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods
Paul Knochel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München, Germany) has been honored as recipient of the Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods. This prestigious award is given "to recognize and encourage outstanding and creative contributions to research in synthetic methods". A special symposium to honor Knochel will take place at the upcoming 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas. He is best known for development of novel organometallic reagents and methods for use in organic synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, and natural product synthesis and he is on the Editorial Board of ChemPlusChem.
If you plan on attending the 247th ACS National Meeting then please feel free to contact the editorial office and make an appointment to meet Deputy Editor, Marisa Spiniello, who would be pleased to discuss any matters concerning the journal.
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Recently Published Articles
- Titanium(IV)-Immobilized Hydrophilic Hierarchically Ordered Macro-/Mesoporous Silica for Fast Enrichment of Phosphopeptides
Dr. Yinghua Yan, Zhifang Zheng, Yan Li, Prof. Chunhui Deng and Prof. Xiangmin Zhang
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300411
Signal enhancement: Nanocomposites with a polydopamine coating on hierarchically ordered macro-/mesoporous silica and functionalized with titanium ions (HOMMS-PD-Ti4+) were prepared through a facile reaction (see picture). By taking advantage of the pure phosphate–Ti4+ interface and high loading amount of Ti4+, the composites present remarkable selectivity for phosphopeptides with a rapid enrichment speed.
- Anticancer Activity of Half-Sandwich RhIII and IrIII Metalla-Prisms Containing Lipophilic Side Chains
Dr. Gajendra Gupta, Dr. Jerald Mahesh Kumar, Amine Garci, Nandini Rangaraj, Dr. Narayana Nagesh and Prof. Dr. Bruno Therrien
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300425
CHARGE! Two hexacationic pentamethylcyclopentadienyl rhodium(III) and iridium(III) metalla-prisms have been synthesized and their antiproliferative activity has been evaluated in vitro in human cancer cell lines. The positively charged metalla-prisms appear to target mitochondria (see figure), and preclinical studies suggest that the rhodium derivative could be a potential antitumor drug.
- Understanding the Photochemical Pathway of In Vitro Target Delivery of Aluminium Phthalocyanine: A Mechanistic Approach Using Radical Reaction Chemistry
Victor Akpe, Dr. Erik Vernet, Dr. Christian Madu, Dr. Joseph C. Obirai and Prof. Dr. Hjalmar Brismar
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300402
Stain removal: The photochemistry of aluminium phthalocyanine (AlPc) and its use in chromophore-assisted laser inactivation has been studied in cell-free and cell-based systems. In the former system, the photosensitiser recovers its fluorescence signal through a reversible photobleaching–phosphorescence process (see figure). In the cell-based system, photoactivation of antibody-conjugated AlPc results in irreversible loss of fluorescence signal.
- Direct Synthesis of Phenol from Benzene by PdVOx Nanoparticles Using Molecular Oxygen
Sensen Shang, Dr. Hua Yang, Dr. Jun Li, Bo Chen, Ying Lv and Prof. Shuang Gao
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201400007
Bimetallic nanoparticles: PdVOx nanoparticles (NPs) have been prepared by a one-pot hydrogenation method and used as the catalyst for direct hydroxylation of benzene to phenol with O2 as the oxygen source in aqueous acetic acid medium (see figure). NPs of different diameters display different catalytic activities.
- A Facile, Template-Free Synthesis of AgCl Hierarchical Architectures: Precursors of Highly Efficient Visible-Light Plasmonic Photocatalysts of Ag@AgCl
Dr. Yu Wang, Prof. Gang Chen, Andi Di and Haiming Xu
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300420
Morph into shape: A facile template-free method is employed to prepare AgCl hierarchical architectures that are the precursors of highly efficient photocatalysts Ag@AgCl. The morphology of the product is altered upon changes to the solvent used in the preparation procedure (see picture).