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December 03, 2013
ChemPlusChem Board Members in the News
We congratulate four ChemPlusChem board members for receiving recognition for their top-notch research.
Chi-Ming Che (University of Hong Kong) was elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. A recent publication describes ketimido ruthenium(IV) phthalocyanine complexes.
Guy C. Lloyd-Jones (University of Bristol) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. A recent paper outlines the preparation of organotrifluoroborate salts.
Evamarie Hey-Hawkins (University of Leipzig) was named among the IUPAC 2013 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Her most recent article in ChemPlusChem reports on phosphorus-rich manganese(I) complexes.
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University) has received the Madison Marshall Award 2013 from the North Alabama Section of the ACS. A recent publication describes a bioinspired iron-based catalyst for ATRP.
Recently Published Articles
- Fluorescent Nanodiamonds with Bioorthogonally Reactive Protein-Resistant Polymeric Coatings
Dr. Ivan Rehor, Dr. Hana Mackova, Dr. Sergey K. Filippov, Dr. Jan Kucka, Dr. Vladimir Proks, Jitka Slegerova, Dr. Stuart Turner, Prof. Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Dr. Miroslav Ledvina, Dr. Martin Hruby and Dr. Petr Cigler
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300339
A shining example: Fluorescent nanodiamonds were coated by a thin layer of methacrylate copolymer enabling high-yield attachment of molecules by click chemistry (see scheme). The particles are protein-resistant and extremely colloidally stable in buffers and biological media. The polymer fully preserves the unique optical properties of the fluorescent nitrogen-vacancy centers that are crucial for bioimaging applications.
- Synthesis of Hybrid Cyclic Peptoids and Identification of Autophagy Enhancer
Kolla Rajasekhar, Nagarjun Narayanaswamy, Piyush Mishra, S. N. Suresh, Dr. Ravi Manjithaya and Dr. T. Govindaraju
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300343
Simplicity makes the difference: A methodology for the synthesis of small and medium-size hybrid cyclic peptoids from functionalized N-(2-aminoethyl)glycine monomers is described. αN-Alkyl- and αN-acyl substituents enforce differential cyclization to 6- and 12-membered products, respectively. Screening of a cyclic peptoid library identified a potential enhancer of the autophagy process (see figure).
- Nacrelike Nanocomposite Films from Fluorescent Hyperbranched Poly(amido amine)s and Clay Nanosheets
Prof. Dr. Wentao Hao, Songyan Ding, Liang Zhang, Wei Liu and Prof. Dr. Wen Yang
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300371
Mother-of-pearl films: Flexible, transparent, and glossy nanocomposite films have been fabricated through vacuum-aided filtration self-assembly of hyperbranched poly(amido amine)s (HPAMAMs) and clay nanosheets. Such hybrid films show strong fluorescence properties and high strength (see figure). As a result of the good biocompatibility of HPAMAMs, the hybrid films are promising in biomedical research.
- Access to Ultra-High-Molecular Weight Poly(ethylene) and Activity Boost in the Presence of Cyclopentene With Group 4 Bis-Amido Complexes
Dr. Gurram Venkata Narayana, Guangjuan Xu, Dr. Dongren Wang, Dr. Wolfgang Frey and Prof. Dr. Michael R. Buchmeiser
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300378
Flying high: Novel Group 4 bis-amido complexes bearing the 6-[2-(diethylboryl)phenyl]pyrid-2-ylamido motif (see figure) have been synthesized and used for the synthesis of ultra-high-molecular-weight poly(ethylene). Addition of cyclopentene (CPE) boosts polymerization activity. The role of CPE has been elucidated.
- Water-Soluble Ionic Palladium Complexes: Effect of Pendant Ionic Groups on Palladium Nanoparticles and Suzuki–Miyaura Reaction in Neat Water
Dr. Liuyi Li, Dr. Tao Wu, Dr. Jinyun Wang and Prof. Dr. Ruihu Wang
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300374
Importance of pendant linkages: Water-soluble ionic ligands have been used as efficient stabilizers of palladium nanoparticles. The pendant ionic groups of the organic ligands have an important effect on the structures of the palladium nanoparticles and on their catalytic activities in Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reactions in neat water (see figure).