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August 03, 2015
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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Recently Published Articles
- Grafting of ZnS:Mn-Doped Nanocrystals and an Anticancer Drug onto Graphene Oxide for Delivery and Cell Labeling
Sanghamitra Dinda, Dr. Mitali Kakran, Jialiu Zeng, Thankiah Sudhaharan, Sohail Ahmed, Debajyoti Das and Prof. Subramanian Tamil Selvan
Article first published online: 1 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500349
New inroads in theranostics: The grafting of fluorescent ZnS:Mn-doped nanocrystals and the anticancer drug doxorubicin onto graphene oxide can be used for cell labeling and drug delivery applications. The nanocomposite particles exhibit drug entrapment efficiency of 100% and cancer cell killing efficiency of 85%. The particles label the perinuclear region of HeLa cells with yellow fluorescence (see figure).
- Synthesis of an amphiphilic bis-aquo Gd(OBETA) complex for the preparation of high relaxivity supramolecular MRI probes
Roberto Negri, Fabio Carniato, Mauro Botta, Giovanni Battista Giovenzana and Lorenzo Tei
Accepted manuscript online: 1 SEP 2015 04:51AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500366
- Double Jahn-Teller Distortion in Au-Ge Complexes Leading to a Dual Blue-Orange Emission
R. Vilma Bojan, Miguel Monge, M. Elena Olmos, Raquel Echeverría, Olli Lehtonen, Dage Sundholm and José María López-de-Luzuriaga
Accepted manuscript online: 28 AUG 2015 07:22AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500337
- Hydrophobic Porous Polyketimines for the Capture of CO2
Chao Xu, Ermiase Dinka and Prof. Dr. Niklas Hedin
Article first published online: 28 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500344
Porous polyketimine polymers showed moderate hydrophobicity, high CO2 capacity, and high CO2-over-N2 selectivity (see figure). These polymers are potential sorbents for post-combustion capture of CO2.
- Selective Liquid-Phase Hydrogenation of a Nitro Group in Substituted Nitrobenzenes over Au/Al2O3 Catalyst in a Packed-Bed Flow Reactor
Dr. Alexey L. Nuzhdin, Boris L. Moroz, Dr. Galina A. Bukhtiyarova, Prof. Sergey I. Reshetnikov, Pavel A. Pyrjaev, Pavel V. Aleksandrov and Prof. Valerii I. Bukhtiyarov
Article first published online: 28 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500310
Ultraselective hydrogenation of NO2 groups in substituted nitrobenzenes was performed by using a three-phase flow reactor packed with the Au/Al2O3 catalyst. As a result, a series of commercially valuable anilines were obtained in almost 100 % yield under mild conditions (see figure). The catalyst activity, which gradually decreases during the process owing to carbon deposition, was recovered by oxidative treatment without loss of selectivity.