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Noteworthy: Thoughts on Chemistry and Scientific Truth in Post-Factual Times

24 April 2018 – Just because politics is mostly a representation of opinions, this does not imply that truth has become irrelevant - P. R. Schreiner in Angewandte Chemie

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Noteworthy: Control of Molar Mass Distribution in Polymers

23 April 2018 – Analytical ultracentrifugation can be used to adjust the concentration gradient of macroinitiators for polymerization

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Noteworthy: Angewandte Chemie 17/2018: Challenges and Exploration

21 April 2018 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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Noteworthy: New GDCh President

01 January 2018 Dr. Matthias Urmann, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, has been elected President of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)

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Heat shock protein‐27 and sex‐selective regulation of muscarinic and proteinase‐activated receptor 2‐mediated vasodilatation: differential sensitivity to endothelial NOS inhibition

  • Published: 26 April 2018
  • Author(s): Vivek Krishna Pulakazhi Venu, Mahmoud Saifeddine, Koichiro Mihara, Mahmoud El‐Daly, Darrell Belke, Jonathan L E Dean, Edward R O'Brien, Simon A Hirota, Morley D Hollenberg

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A Novel Method for Manufacturing High‐Performance Layered Silicate/Epoxy Nanocomposites Using an Epoxy–Diamine Adduct to Enhance Compatibility and Interfacial Reactivity

  • Published: 26 April 2018
  • Author(s): Ran Wei, Xiaoqun Wang, Xu Zhang, Shijie Wang, Shouyu Zhu, Shanyi Du

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Shear‐Induced Skin‐Core Structure of Molten Isotactic Polypropylene and the Formation of β‐Crystal

  • Published: 26 April 2018
  • Author(s): Yamin Pan, Xiaobei Guo, Guoqiang Zheng, Chuntai Liu, Qiang Chen, Changyu Shen, Xianhu Liu

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Aqueous salt solution liquid membranes, supported by nanoparticles, for water extraction from the atmosphere via air dehumidification

  • Published: 26 April 2018
  • Author(s): Alina Kudasheva, Yi‐Jie Liu, Akira Ito

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A novel Tc‐99m and fluorescence‐labeled arginine‐arginine‐leucine‐containing peptide as a multimodal tumor imaging agent in a murine tumor model

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Myoung Hyoun Kim, Seul‐Gi Kim, Dae‐Weung Kim

Chemistry & Biodiversity

Essential Oil Composition and Volatile Profile of Seven Helichrysum Species Grown in Italy

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Silvia Giovanelli, Marinella De Leo, Claudio Cervelli, Barbara Ruffoni, Daniela Ciccarelli, Luisa Pistelli

British Journal of Pharmacology

PDE5 inhibitors – pharmacology and clinical applications 20 years after sildenafil discovery

  • Published: 25 April 2018
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Regulation of early endosomes across eukaryotes: Evolution and functional homology of Vps9 proteins

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  • Author(s): Emily K. Herman, Moazzam Ali, Mark C. Field, Joel B. Dacks

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On the steady‐state drop size distribution in stirred vessels. Part I: Effect of dispersed phase viscosity

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Sergio Carrillo De Hert, Thomas L. Rodgers

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Dual‐Selective and Dual‐Enhanced SERS Nanoprobes Strategy for Circulating Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells Detection

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  • Author(s): Yuanfeng Pang, Chongwen Wang, Rui Xiao, Zhiwei Sun

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Computational Characterization of the Mechanism for the Oxidative Coupling of Benzoic Acid and Alkynes by Rhodium/Copper and Rhodium/Silver Systems

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Ignacio Funes‐Ardoiz, Feliu Maseras

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Axial vs. Equatorial Ligand Rivalry in Controlling the Reactivity of Iron(IV)‐Oxo Species: Single‐State vs. Two‐State Reactivity

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Ravi Kumar, Azaj Ansari, Gopalan Rajaraman


Production of Plant Phthalate and its Hydrogenated Derivative from Bio‐Based Platform Chemicals

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  • Author(s): Rui Lu, Fang Lu, Xiaoqin Si, Huifang Jiang, Qianqian Huang, Weiqiang Yu, Xiangtao Kong, Jie Xu

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Superconductivity in the 2‐Dimensional Homologous Series AM m Bi 3 Q 5+m ( m =1, 2) (A=Rb, Cs; M=Pb, Sn; Q=Se, Te)

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Christos D. Malliakas, Duck Young Chung, Helmut Claus, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

Chemistry - A European Journal

Solvent and Autocatalytic Effects on the Stabilisation of the σ‐Complex during Electrophilic Aromatic Chlorination

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Ruben Van Lommel, Samuel L. C. Moors, Frank De Proft

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Boosting Luminescence of Planar‐Fluorophore‐Tagged Metal–Organic Cages Via Weak Supramolecular Interactions

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Dong Luo, Mian Li, Xiao‐Ping Zhou, Dan Li

Chemistry - A European Journal

Synthesis of Benzofuranones via Malonates Desymmetrization: Yield Increase by the Portion‐wise Addition of Quinones

  • Published: 25 April 2018
  • Author(s): Antonio Puglisi, Chiara Giustini, Angela Ricucci, Elisa Perotti, Luca Massaro, Diego Morra, Flavia Ciucci, Alessio Zucchet, Achille Antenucci, Mauro Moliterno, Simone Placidi, Fabio Sciubba, Luciano Galantini, Riccardo Salvio, Marco Bella

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Enantioselective Catalyst Systems from Copper(II) Triflate and BINOL–Silanediol

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  • Author(s): Yong Guan, Jonathan W. Attard, Michael D. Visco, Thomas J. Fisher, Anita E. Mattson


Rhenium‐ and Manganese‐Catalyzed Selective Alkenylation of Indoles

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  • Author(s): Chengming Wang, Magnus Rueping

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March 2018


Zhang Luo, Bing Liu
Shape‐Tunable Colloids from Structured Liquid Droplet Templates [Cover Picture]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10.1002/anie.201802726

Coline Jumeaux, Olov Wahlsten, Stephan Block, Eunjung Kim, Rona Chandrawati, Philip D. Howes, Fredrik Höök, Molly M. Stevens
MicroRNA Detection by DNA-Mediated Liposome Fusion [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2018, vol. 19, p. 434

Isabela C. Man, Hai-Yan Su, Federico Calle-Vallejo, Heine A. Hansen, José I. Martínez, Nilay G. Inoglu, John Kitchin, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jens K. Nørskov, Jan Rossmeisl
Universality in Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysis on Oxide Surfaces [Full Paper]
ChemCatChem 2011, vol. 3, p. 1159

Matthias Schäfer, Bernhard Hauck, Jochen Kuhn, Roland Ulber
Analytik mit Licht - Das Smartphone-Photometer [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2018, vol. 52, p. 52

Balaram Mukhopadhyay, Rituparna Das
Chemical O-Glycosylations: An Overview [Review]
ChemistryOpen 2016, vol. 5, p. 401

Hanshen Xin, Xike Gao
Application of Azulene in Constructing Organic Optoelectronic Materials: New Tricks for an Old Dog [Minireview]
ChemPlusChem 2017, vol. 82, p. 945

Miaofang Chi, Harry M. Meyer, Zili Wu, Liangbo Liang, Peter V. Bonnesen, Dale K. Hensley, Rui Peng, Yang Song, Cheng Ma, Bobby G. Sumpter, Adam J. Rondinone
High-Selectivity Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Ethanol using a Copper Nanoparticle/N-Doped Graphene Electrode [Full Paper]
ChemistrySelect 2016, vol. 1, p. 6055

Hubert Rauscher, Kirsten Rasmussen, Birgit Sokull-Klüttgen
Regulatory Aspects of Nanomaterials in the EU [Research Article]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2017, vol. 89, p. 224

Abas Mohsenzadeh, Akram Zamani, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh
Bioethylene Production from Ethanol: A Review and Techno-economical Evaluation [Review]
ChemBioEng Rev. 2017, vol. 4, p. 75

Robert A. W. Dryfe, Briony Setterfield-Price, Joanne Tory, František Hartl
[M(CO)4(2,2′‐bipyridine)] (M=Cr, Mo, W) Complexes as Efficient Catalysts for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 at a Gold Electrode [Communication]
ChemElectroChem 2015, vol. 2, p. 213

Yinghui Xue, Qin Zhang, Tao Zhang, Lei Fu
Black Phosphorus: Properties, Synthesis, and Applications in Energy Conversion and Storage [Focus Review]
ChemNanoMat 2017, vol. 3, p. 352

Maximilian Koy, Frederik Sandfort, Adrian Tlahuext-Aca, Linda Quach, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Frank Glorius
Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Heck-Type Coupling of Activated Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids Enabled by Visible Light [Communication]
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, vol. 24, p. 4552

Jian Lv, Qi Zhang, Mao Cai, Yanfang Han, Sanzhong Luo
Aromatic Aminocatalysis [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2018, vol. 13, p. 740

Hidetoshi Noda, Naoya Kumagai, Masakatsu Shibasaki
Abstract [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 10.1002/ajoc.201800013

Albert J. Kooistra, Márton Vass, Ross McGuire, Rob Leurs, Iwan J. P. de Esch, Gert Vriend, Stefan Verhoeven, Chris de Graaf
3D-e-Chem: Structural Cheminformatics Workflows for Computer-Aided Drug Discovery [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2018, vol. 13, p. 614

Zhoufeng Bian, Sonali Das, Ming Hui Wai, Plaifa Hongmanorom, Sibudjing Kawi
A Review on Bimetallic Nickel-Based Catalysts for CO2 Reforming of Methane [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2017, vol. 18, p. 3117

Turkan Gamze Ulusoy Ghobadi, Amir Ghobadi, Ekmel Ozbay, Ferdi Karadas
Strategies for Plasmonic Hot-Electron-Driven Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting [Review]
ChemPhotoChem 2018, vol. 2, p. 161

An-Na Cho, Nam-Gyu Park
Impact of Interfacial Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells [Review]
ChemSusChem 2017, vol. 10, p. 3687

Jeffrey A. Rood, Sondra E. Hinman, Bruce C. Noll, Kenneth W. Henderson
The Use of Halide‐Substituted Anilines for the Formation of Magnesium Imides [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, p. 3935

D. B. Ramachary [Author Profile]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 10.1002/ejoc.201800182

46. Deutscher Lebensmittelchemikertag 2017 in Würzburg [Tagung]
Lebensmittelchemie 2018, vol. 72, p. 1

Peter Chen
Chemistry 4.0 [Leitartikel]
Nachr. Chem. 2018, vol. 66, p. 203

Ira Caspari, Gisela Weber-Peukert, Nicole Graulich
Der Einsatz von Modellen zum Erkenntnisgewinn / Eine Unterrichtseinheit zur Förderung der Modellkompetenz im Kontext „Batterie“ unter explizitem Einbezug von Schülervorstellungen [Aus der Schule]
CHEMKON 2018, vol. 25, p. 23

Catharina Goedecke
Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?
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Shoujun Zhu, Qingnan Meng, Lei Wang, Junhu Zhang, Yubin Song, Han Jin, Kai Zhang, Hongchen Sun, Haiyu Wang, Bai Yang
Highly Photoluminescent Carbon Dots for Multicolor Patterning, Sensors, and Bioimaging
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, vol. 52, pp. 3953–3957

Balayeshwanth R. Vummidi, Jawad Alzeer, Nathan W. Luedtke
Fluorescent Probes for G-Quadruplex Structures [Review]
ChemBioChem 2013, vol. 14, pp. 540–558

Zhi-Yuan Gu, Jihye Park, Aaron Raiff, Zhangwen Wei, Hong-Cai Zhou
Metal–Organic Frameworks as Biomimetic Catalysts [Minireview]
ChemCatChem 2014, vol. 6, pp. 67–75

Anthony J. Arduengo, Roland Krafczyk
Auf der Suche nach Stabilen Carbenen [Organische Chemie]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 1998, vol. 32, pp. 6–14

Marc Steinmetz, Stefan Grimme
Benchmark Study of the Performance of Density Functional Theory for Bond Activations with (Ni,Pd)-Based Transition-Metal Catalysts [Full Paper]
ChemistryOpen 2013, vol. 2, pp. 115–124

Philipp Scharf, Jens Müller
Nucleic Acids With Metal-Mediated Base Pairs and Their Applications [Review]
ChemPlusChem 2013, vol. 78, pp. 20–34

Philipp Kaiser, Rajabhau Bajirao Unde, Christoph Kern, Andreas Jess
Production of Liquid Hydrocarbons with CO2 as Carbon Source based on Reverse Water-Gas Shift and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis [Research Article]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2013, vol. 85, pp. 489–499

Xiaosi Zhou, Yu-Guo Guo
Highly Disordered Carbon as a Superior Anode Material for Room-Temperature Sodium-Ion Batteries [Communication]
ChemElectroChem 2014, vol. 1, pp. 83–86

Chuanxi Wang, Zhenzhu Xu, Chi Zhang
Polyethyleneimine-Functionalized Fluorescent Carbon Dots: Water Stability, pH Sensing, and Cellular Imaging [Full Paper]
ChemNanoMat 2015, vol. 1, pp. 122–127

Konggang Qu, Jiasi Wang, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
Carbon Dots Prepared by Hydrothermal Treatment of Dopamine as an Effective Fluorescent Sensing Platform for the Label-Free Detection of Iron(III) Ions and Dopamine [Full Paper]
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, vol. 19, pp. 7243–7249

Yinuo Wu, Jun Wang, Fei Mao, Fuk Yee Kwong
Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Dehydrogenative Functionalization of C(sp2)–H Bonds [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2014, vol. 9, pp. 26–47

Naohiko Yoshikai, Ye Wei
Synthesis of Pyrroles, Indoles, and Carbazoles through Transition-Metal-Catalyzed C–H Functionalization [Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2013, vol. 2, pp. 466–478

Lluís Ballell, Robert H. Bates, Rob J. Young, Daniel Alvarez-Gomez, Emilio Alvarez-Ruiz, Vanessa Barroso, Delia Blanco, Benigno Crespo, Jaime Escribano, Rubén González, Sonia Lozano, Sophie Huss, Angel Santos-Villarejo, José Julio Martín-Plaza, Alfonso Mendoza, María José Rebollo-Lopez, Modesto Remuiñan-Blanco, José Luis Lavandera, Esther Pérez-Herran, Francisco Javier Gamo-Benito, José Francisco García-Bustos, David Barros, Julia P. Castro, Nicholas Cammack
Fueling Open-Source Drug Discovery: 177 Small-Molecule Leads against Tuberculosis [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2013, vol. 8, pp. 313–321

Peter Politzer, Jane S. Murray
Halogen Bonding: An Interim Discussion [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2013, vol. 14, pp. 278–294

Volker Hessel, Dana Kralisch, Norbert Kockmann, Timothy Noël, Qi Wang
Novel Process Windows for Enabling, Accelerating, and Uplifting Flow Chemistry [Review]
ChemSusChem 2013, vol. 6, pp. 746–789

Helena J. Shepherd, Gábor Molnár, William Nicolazzi, Lionel Salmon, Azzedine Bousseksou
Spin Crossover at the Nanometre Scale [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, pp. 653–661

Junichiro Yamaguchi, Kei Muto, Kenichiro Itami
Recent Progress in Nickel-Catalyzed Biaryl Coupling [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2013, pp. 19–30

David Schweinfurth, Naina Deibel, Fritz Weisser, Biprajit Sarkar
Mit Klick zu neuen Liganden [Magazin]
Nachr. Chem. 2011, vol. 59, pp. 937–941

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