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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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Recently Published Articles
- 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).
- Facile Synthesis of Copper-Based Metal Oxide Nanoparticles with Exceptional Catalytic Activity for the Selective Oxidation of Styrenes into Benzaldehydes
Danhua Ge, Jiaqing Wang, Hongbo Geng, Shuanglong Lu, Dongtao Wang, Prof. Xinming Li, Xianli Zhao, Prof. Xueqin Cao and Prof. Hongwei Gu
Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402319
Talkin′ about our generation: Copper-based metal oxide (CuO, CuO/Co3O4) nanoparticles have been synthesized from coordination-driven self-assembling aggregates and calcination treatment. They exhibited exceptional catalytic activity and stability for the selective oxidation of styrene and its derivatives to generate the corresponding aldehydes (see figure; TBHP=tert-butyl hydroperoxide).
- Selenium–Selenium Bond Cleavage of Diaryl Diselenide Radical Anions During Pulse Radiolysis
Sachiko Tojo, Dr. Mamoru Fujitsuka, Dr. Akihiko Ouchi and Prof. Dr. Tetsuro Majima
Article first published online: 24 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402300
Studying ArSe: An unpaired electron of αNpSeSeαNp.− is localized in the SeSe σ* orbital with an elongated SeSe bond at 77 K. As the temperature increases, αNpSeSeαNp.− changes to Intermediate.− with an absorption at longer wavelength owing to the conformational change, in which an unpaired electron is delocalized in the interaction between the π* and σ* orbital (see scheme).
- Colloidal Synthesis and Photocatalytic Performance of Size-Controllable Solid or Hollow CuInSe2 Nanocrystals
Dr. Pengtao Sheng, Dr. Weili Li, Xin Wang, Xi Tong and Prof. Dr. Qingyun Cai
Article first published online: 21 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402161
Built up to be knocked down: A construction–disintegration process is presented to understand the formation of small CuInSe2 nanocrystals. Size-tunable and uniform solid/hollow spherical nanocrystals (or mixture) and quantum dots can be easily obtained by carefully controlling the experimental conditions (see picture, scale bar is 50 nm). The structure-dependent photocatalytic activity was confirmed with TiO2 nanotube array based photoelectrodes.