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July 15, 2015
ChemPlusChem Board Members in the News
We congratulate three ChemPlusChem board members for receiving recognition for their top-notch research.
Michal Hocek (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Co-Chair of our Editorial Board) has been awarded a Praemium Academiae by the Czech Academy of Sciences, their highest honor for an individual scientist. We are proud to have him among our authors for his work on the electrochemical detection of DNA and the redox labeling of DNA.
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Carnegie Mellon University) has received the 2015 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences for his work on atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), the most important advance in polymer synthesis in half a century. One of his recent publications describes an electrochemically mediated ATRP.
Nico Sommerdijk (Eindhoven University of Technology and Co-Chair of our Editorial Board) has been honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry with the Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award 2015. He described the biomimetic mineralization of calcium phosphate in our journal.
Recently Published Articles
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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
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).
- 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
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.
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Maria Kalapsazova, Dr. Gregorio F. Ortiz, Prof. Jose L. Tirado, Dr. Oleksandr Dolotko, Prof. Ekaterina Zhecheva, Dr. Diana Nihtianova, Dr. Lyuben Mihaylov and Prof. Radostina Stoyanova
Article first published online: 27 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500215
Squeeze in! Sodium-deficient nickel–manganese oxides exhibit a layered structure, which is flexible enough to acquire different layer stacking. Specific features of the P3-type structure for reversible and fast sodium and lithium intercalation are demonstrated; this property contributes to the design of low-cost electrodes for both sodium- and lithium-ion batteries (see figure).
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Xuemin Li, Prof. Rachel M. Morrish, Prof. Yuan Yang, Prof. Colin A. Wolden and Prof. Yongan Yang
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500299
Waste not, want not: The chemical waste hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is notorious for its production in many industries, harming creatures, corroding equipment, poisoning catalysts, and requiring energy-intensive and cost-ineffective abatements. Now a thermodynamically favorable process can convert H2S into value-added energy materials.
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Prof. T. S. Andy Hor, Dr. Xiaogang Liu, Dr. Xian Jun Loh and Prof. Hua Zhang
Article first published online: 21 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201500288
A modern success story: Singapore has become a leader in chemistry and related disciplines in academia and in industry. The guest editors of this Special Issue marking Singapore’s Jubilee look back at the humble beginnings and to the challenges ahead. They present the very best multidisciplinary chemistry by speakers at the Golden Jubilee Chemistry Conference and by others based in Singapore. Enjoy this excellent collection of articles.