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Editor: Neville Compton, Deputy Editor: Marisa Spiniello

Impact Factor: 3.242

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 38/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 2192-6506

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal

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July 31, 2014

First Impact Factor of 3.242!

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.

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  1. 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

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    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.

  2. 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

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    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.

  3. 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

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    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.

  4. Microemulsion-Assisted Synthesis of Nanosized Li[BOND]Mn[BOND]O 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

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    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.

  5. 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

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    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).