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Editor: Marisa Spiniello. Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Driess, Michal Hocek, Tetsuro Majima

Online ISSN: 2192-6506

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal

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Nickel–Iron–Selenium Hydrogenases – An Overview

Carla S. A. Baltazar, Marta C. Marques, Cláudio M. Soares, Antonio M. DeLacey, Inês A. C. Pereira and Pedro M. Matias

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Herein we review the distribution, biochemical, catalytic, spectroscopic and structural properties of known [NiFeSe] hydrogenases of the Hys, Vhu and Fru classes and report on active-site models for the Vhu and Fru enzymes, for which there is no structural information. Hys hydrogenases are attractive catalysts for technological applications such as biohydrogen production.


Bottom-Up Assembly from a Helicate to Homochiral Micro- and Mesoporous Metal–Organic Frameworks

Xiaobing Xi, Yu Fang, Taiwei Dong and Prof. Yong Cui

Thumbnail image of graphical abstractIn triple time: A step-by-step assembly of three homochiral micro- and mesoporous metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) from a predesigned triple-stranded heptametallic helicate bearing six free pyridine groups has been achieved. The geometry, symmetry, and enantiopurity of the helicate are efficiently amplified in the infinite frameworks. Furthermore, the MOFs can encapsulate guest molecules (see example).

Cathodic Corrosion: A Quick, Clean, and Versatile Method for the Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles

Dr. Alexei I. Yanson, Dr. Paramaconi Rodriguez, Dr. Nuria Garcia-Araez, Rik V. Mom, Dr. Frans D. Tichelaar and Prof. Marc T. M. Koper

Thumbnail image of graphical abstractA simple and effective method for the synthesis of nanoparticles is reported based on extreme cathodic polarization of a metal, formation of cation-stabilized metal anions, and their agglomeration (see picture). The improved catalytic activity of these nanoparticles in the oxidation of carbon monoxide as well as methanol is shown using platinum.

Synthesis and Pro-Apoptotic Activity of Novel Glycyrrhetinic Acid Derivatives

Dr. Evgeniya B. Logashenko, Dr. Oksana V. Salomatina, A. V. Markov, Dr. Dina V. Korchagina, Prof. Nariman F. Salakhutdinov, Prof. Genrikh A. Tolstikov, Prof. Valentin V. Vlassov and Prof. Marina A. Zenkova

Thumbnail image of graphical abstractA new killer of cancer: Glycyrrhetinic acid derivatives were screened for their potential as inducers of human cancer cell death. Compound 1 displayed potent single-agent activity at micromolar concentrations, and induced death in various human cancer cells. Further analysis indicated that cell death was caused by the intrinsic caspase-dependent apoptosis pathway.

Full Papers

Fluoride-Cleavable, Fluorescently Labelled Reversible Terminators: Synthesis and Use in Primer Extension

Diana C. Knapp, Dr. Saulius Serva, Dr. Jennifer D'Onofrio, Dr. Angelika Keller, Dr. Arvydas Lubys, Prof. Dr. Ants Kurg, Prof. Dr. Maido Remm and Prof. Dr. Joachim W. Engels

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Bright new things: A new set of fluorescently labelled reversible terminators has been synthesised (see picture). A polymerase able to incorporate these compounds was found, and the complete system of terminator–polymerase was successfully used in a cyclic reversible terminating approach on CodeLink slides spotted with oligonucleotide probes.

On the Synergistic Catalytic Properties of Bimetallic Mesoporous Materials Containing Aluminum and Zirconium: The Prins Cyclisation of Citronellal

Selvedin Telalović, Dr. Anand Ramanathan, Jeck Fei Ng, Dr. Rajamanickam Maheswari, Cees Kwakernaak, Fouad Soulimani, Hans C. Brouwer, Prof. Dr. Gaik Khuan Chuah, Prof. Dr. Bert M. Weckhuysen and Dr. Ulf Hanefeld

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Synergy: Bimetallic three-dimensional amorphous mesoporous materials, Al-Zr-TUD-1s, outperformed monometallic Al-TUD-1 as well as Zr-TUD-1 in the intramolecular Prins cyclisation of citronellal (see scheme). Owing to the intramolecular nature of the Prins cyclisation of citronellal, the hydrophilic surface of the catalyst and the presence of both Brønsted and Lewis acid sites, synergy could be obtained with bimetallic Al-Zr-TUD-1.

Aromatase and Dual Aromatase-Steroid Sulfatase Inhibitors from the Letrozole and Vorozole Templates

Dr. Paul M. Wood, Dr. L. W. Lawrence Woo, Dr. Mark P. Thomas, Dr. Mary F. Mahon, Dr. Atul Purohit and Prof. Barry V. L. Potter

Thumbnail image of graphical abstractTwo for the price of one! Concurrent inhibition of both aromatase and sulfatase enzymes may provide a more effective treatment for hormone-dependent breast cancer than either monotherapy. Several potent dual inhibitors based on the letrozole and vorozole templates were identified, providing promising leads for further development.

Integration of CO2 Capture and Mineral Carbonation by Using Recyclable Ammonium Salts

Xiaolong Wang and Prof. M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer

Thumbnail image of graphical abstractBreathe out later: A new approach to capture and store CO2 by mineral carbonation using recyclable ammonium salts is studied. The mass ratio of Mg/NH4HCO3/NH3 is the key factor that controls carbonation (see image). The use of NH4HCO3 as the source of CO2 can avoid desorption and compression of CO2.