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August 03, 2015

ChemPlusChem 8/2015: Singapore Golden Jubilee Issue

ChemPlusChem 8/2015: Singapore Golden Jubilee Issue

To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Singapore, the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry is hosting an international conference in August 2015. This issue of ChemPlusChem highlights contributions associated with this conference and by authors based in this city--state.

The range of chemistry and chemistry-related topics covered in this issue is quite remarkable: from the synthesis of metal--organic frameworks (cover profile) described by Wen-Hua Zhang, the improvement of microbial fuel cells detailed in a minireview by Wei Huang, the synthesis of high-nuclearity nickel complexes reported by Pierre Braustein, and the study of RNA folding dynamics probed by Gang Chen.

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  1. Radicals and Dormant Species in Biology and Polymer Chemistry

    Prof. Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu, Dr. Carla Ferreri and Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski

    Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500271

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    Radical innovation: The past two decades have witnessed significant advances in the understanding of the role and methods of creation and control of free radicals in biological and polymerization processes. A commonality between polymers and life sciences, distant fields at first glance, can be found in their controlled radical reactivity, that is, the persistency of radical species. They resemble “Sleeping Beauty” to give marvelous results upon their awakening. The relevant convergences have been highlighted in this Review with seminal examples and parallelisms, thereby providing multidisciplinarity as a necessary driver of radical innovation in basic and applied science.

  2. Host–Guest Complexes of Flavylium Cations and Cucurbit[7]uril: The Influence of Flavylium Substituents on the Structure and Stability of the Complex

    Dr. Nuno Basílio, Prof. Vesselin Petrov and Prof. Fernando Pina

    Article first published online: 4 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500304

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    Like a ring on a finger: Flavylium compounds form stable 1:1 host–guest complexes with cucurbit[7]uril. Both the stability and the structure of the inclusion complex can be tuned by changing the nature and position of the substituents present on the flavylium core (see scheme).

  3. Composite Noble-Metal Films/H+-Conducting Solid-Polymer Electrolyte Assemblies: The Nitrate-Reduction Activity in an Asymmetric Sandwich-Type Reactor

    Dr. Mohammad A. Hasnat, Muhammad Amirul Islam, Dr. S. Ben Aoun, Jamil A. Safwan, Dr. Mohammed M. Rahman and Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri

    Article first published online: 29 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500255

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    It′s what′s inside that counts: The catalyst composition has been found to determine the reactivity and product selectivity of electrocatalytic nitrate-reduction reactions. The catalytic performance of both bimetallic (Pt–Pd) and trimetallic (Cu–Pt–Pd) assemblies was investigated. Reduction of NO3 to NH3 proceeded through a hydrogenation reaction followed by electrochemical hydrogen generation on the Pt–Pd surface. Hydrogen reduced NO3 to NH3 catalyzed by Cu (see scheme).

  4. Antiproliferative and Antioxidant Activity of Glycoconjugates of Dithiocarbamates and Their Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes

    Dr. Rita Turnaturi, Dr. Valentina Oliveri, Dr. Maurizio Viale, Massimiliano Monticone and Prof. Graziella Vecchio

    Article first published online: 28 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500289

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    Family ties: Dithiocarbamate (DTC) glycoconjugates were synthesized, characterized, and compared to the parent DTC. Their copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes were investigated by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and UV/Vis spectroscopy. The in vitro cytotoxic and apoptotic activities of DTC derivatives were assessed in human cancer cell lines, also in the presence of metal ions (see scheme). Moreover, their superoxide dismutase-like activity was determined.