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January 16, 2017
ChemPlusChem 1/2017: Fifth Anniversary Special Issue
This issue published in celebration of the first five years of ChemPlusChem is a testimony to the strong reputation the journal has gained. Board members and distinguished young scientists have contributed nine reviews and four original research articles, all of which will be free to view for the entire year. Particularly well received were reviews by T. Govindaraju on the self-assembly of cyclic dipeptides and by Takashi Kato on amorphous calcium carbonate in the design of new materials. Articles by Gerasimos Armatas on nanoparticle networks as selective oxidation catalysts and by Tomas Torres on the design of phthalocyanines for dye-sensitized solar cells are also noteworthy.
In her editorial Marisa Spiniello looks at the journal's first steps, its commitment to multidisciplinary science, and coming developments. The continued success and high quality of the journal is due in no small part to generous support from all our authors, reviewers, and readers — Thank you!
Recently Published Articles
- From Models of Hemoproteins to Self-Assembled Molecular Wires
Dr. Christophe Kahlfuss, Dr. Jennifer A. Wytko and Dr. Jean Weiss
Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600557
Get strapped in! Initially designed as a hemoprotein model, a strapped porphyrin motif has displayed unexpected recognition properties towards imidazoles. The selective and efficient binding of N-unsubstituted imidazoles has opened up new access to molecular wires, which are highly surface dependent (see figure). This account shows how bioinspired design can lead to new nanomaterials.
- A Mycoplasma Genomic DNA Probe using Gated Nanoporous Anodic Alumina
Luís Pla, Dr. Elisabet Xifré-Pérez, Àngela Ribes, Dr. Elena Aznar, Dr. M. Dolores Marcos, Prof. Lluís F. Marsal, Prof. Ramón Martínez-Máñez and Dr. Félix Sancenón
Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600651
Blow the competition away: A nanoporous anodic alumina (NAA)-based sensor system for the detection of Mycoplasma has been developed. The capped support showed marked release of rhodamine B in the presence of Mycoplasma genomic DNA. The capped support presented a limit of detection of 20 genomic DNA copies μL−1 and was applied to the detection of Mycoplasma in competitive environments (see figure).
- Sustainable Manufacture of a Valuable Fragrance Ingredient: Lipase-Catalyzed Acylation of Vetiver Essential Oil and Chemoselectivity between Sesquiterpene Alcohols
Dr. Irene Notar Francesco, Dr. Jean-Jacques Filippi and Dr. Sylvain Antoniotti
Version of Record online: 12 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600617
The nose knows: A lipase-catalyzed acylation reaction of crude Haitian vetiver essential oil was studied as an alternative to chemical processes for the manufacture of an industrially relevant fragrance ingredient. A competitive process that involved a recyclable immobilized lipase was developed and used up to the kilogram scale. It quantitatively delivered the target product with good productivity (see scheme).
- Dual-modal SERS/fluorescence AuNP probe for mitochondrial imaging
Charlotte J. Eling, Thomas W. Price, Addison R. L. Marshall, Francesco Narda Viscomi, Peter Robinson, George Firth, Ali M. Adawi, Jean-Sebastien G. Bouillard and Graeme J Stasiuk
Accepted manuscript online: 11 JAN 2017 12:20PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600593