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Noteworthy: First Neutral Silicon Lewis Super Acid

15 January 2018 – Bis(perchlorocatecholato)silane synthesized

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13 January 2018 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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07 January 2018 – Which substances cause intense odors in plastic products?

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Interview: Taking Responsibility for Society

05 September 2017 T. Lindhorst, President of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), talks about the Society’s anniversary, responsibilities, future visions

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Biomedical Chromatography

Simultaneous quantification of multiple components in rat plasma by UPLC‐MS/MS and pharmacokinetic study after oral administration of Huangqi decoction

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Jia‐Kai Zeng, Yuan‐Yuan Li, Tian‐Ming Wang, Jie Zhong, Jia‐Sheng Wu, Ping Liu, Hua Zhang, Yue‐Ming Ma

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

ANATOLIA : NMR software for spectral analysis of total lineshape

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): D.A. Cheshkov, K.F. Sheberstov, D.O. Sinitsyn, V.A. Chertkov

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

Time‐resolved monitoring of enzyme activity with ultrafast Hyper‐CEST spectroscopy

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Jörg Döpfert, Matthias Schnurr, Martin Kunth, Honor May Rose, Andreas Hennig, Leif Schröder

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Volatome analysis approach for the taxonomic classification of tree exudate collection using Proton Transfer Reaction Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Cosimo Taiti, Corrado Costa, Simone Figorilli, Marco Billi, Stefania Caparrotta, Diego Comparini, Stefano Mancuso

Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology

Increasing mass transfer of volatile organic compounds in air scrubbers: a fundamental study for different gas–liquid systems

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Joren Bruneel, Christophe Walgraeve, Stefanie Dumortier, Jonas Stockman, Peter Demeyer, Herman Van Langenhove

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

Enhanced visible photocatalytic activity of Fe‐Cu‐ZnO/graphene oxide photocatalysts for the degradation of organic dyes

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Pengfei Zhu, Yanjun Chen, Ming Duan, Mei Liu, Ping Zou, Meng Zhou

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

Transport of reactive X‐3B dye at the interface between cationic surfactant‐modified water‐quenched blast furnace slag and aqueous solution

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Zhe Wang, Guohe Huang, Chunjiang An, Weiping Li, Lirong Chen, Sisi Zhang

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

Understanding membrane selectivity in pervaporation of water‐rich water:ethanol mixtures

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Rowan P. Prangley, Andrew D. Wallace, Trevor C. Brown, Christopher M. Fellows

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

The extraction of nickel by emulsion liquid membranes using Cyanex 301 as extractant

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Hao Ma, Ozan Kökkılıç, Christopher M. Marion, Ravinder S. Multani, Kristian E. Waters

International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology

High‐performance infrared emissivity of micro‐arc oxidation coatings formed on titanium alloy for aerospace applications

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Hui Tang, Wei Tao, Hong Wang, Yuanqiang Song, Xian Jian, Liangjun Yin, Xin Wang, Fabrizio Scarpa

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Achieving Biocompatible SABRE: An in vitro Cytotoxicity Study

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Anand Manoharan, Peter J. Rayner, Wissam Iali, Michael J. Burns, V. Hugh Perry, Simon B. Duckett


A Kinetic Study of Methane Partial Oxidation over Fe‐ZSM‐5 Using N 2 O as an Oxidant

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Ying Kit Chow, Nicholas F. Dummer, James H. Carter, Randall J. Meyer, Robert D. Armstrong, Christopher Williams, Greg Shaw, Sara Yacob, Madan M. Bhasin, David J. Willock, Stuart H. Taylor, Graham J. Hutchings


Designing Dual Transglutaminase 2/Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors Effective at Halting Neuronal Death

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Manuela Basso, Huan Huan Chen, Debasmita Tripathy, Mariarosaria Conte, Kim Y. P. Apperley, Angela De Simone, Jeffrey W. Keillor, Rajiv Ratan, Angela Nebbioso, Federica Sarno, Lucia Altucci, Andrea Milelli


Deep Eutectic Solvent Aqueous Solutions as Efficient Media for the Solubilization of Hardwood Xylans

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Eduarda S. Morais, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Jorge F. J. Coelho, Mara G. Freire, Carmen S. R. Freire, João A. P. Coutinho, Armando J. D. Silvestre


Encapsulation of Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals in Biocompatible Nanotubes: DFT Calculations, X‐ray Diffraction Investigations, and Confocal Fluorescence Imaging

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): David G. Calatayud, Haobo Ge, Navaratnarajah Kuganathan, Vincenzo Mirabello, Robert M. J. Jacobs, Nicholas H. Rees, Craig T. Stoppiello, Andrei N. Khlobystov, Rex M. Tyrrell, Enrico Da Como, Sofia I. Pascu


Thermochemistry of Substituted Benzamides and Substituted Benzoic Acids: Like Tree, Like Fruit?

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Sergey P. Verevkin, Vladimir N. Emel'yanenko, Dzmitry H. Zaitsau


2‐( N ‐Methylbenzyl)pyridine: A Potential Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier with Fast H 2 Release and Stable Activity in Consecutive Cycles

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Jinho Oh, Kwanyong Jeong, Tae Wan Kim, Hyunguk Kwon, Jeong Woo Han, Ji Hoon Park, Young‐Woong Suh


The Role of Copper Speciation in the Low Temperature Oxidative Upgrading of Short Chain Alkanes over Cu/ZSM‐5 Catalysts

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Robert D. Armstrong, Virginie Peneau, Nadine Ritterskamp, Christopher J. Kiely, Stuart H. Taylor, Graham J. Hutchings


Understanding Brønsted‐Acid Catalyzed Monomolecular Reactions of Alkanes in Zeolite Pores by Combining Insights from Experiment and Theory

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Jeroen Van der Mynsbrugge, Amber Janda, Li‐Chiang Lin, Veronique Van Speybroeck, Martin Head‐Gordon, Alexis T. Bell


Organometallic Nucleosides: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Substituted Dicobalt Hexacarbonyl 2′‐Deoxy‐5‐oxopropynyluridines

  • Published: 18 January 2018
  • Author(s): Renata Kaczmarek, Dariusz Korczyński, Karolina Królewska‐Golińska, Kraig A. Wheeler, Ferman A. Chavez, Agnieszka Mikus, Roman Dembinski

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December 2017


John C. K. Chu, Tomislav Rovis
Complementary Strategies for Directed C(sp3)−H Functionalization: A Comparison of Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Activation, Hydrogen Atom Transfer, and Carbene/Nitrene Transfer [Review]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, vol. 57, p. 62

Mariam Iftikhar, Tivoli J. Olsen, Kaitlin M. Pugliese, William A. Brown, Joshua N. Smith, Sameeran Kunche, Stephan T. Kudlacek, Callum F. G. Ormonde, Tom Z. Yuan, Colin L. Raston, Gregory A. Weiss
Shear‐Stress‐Mediated Refolding of Proteins from Aggregates and Inclusion Bodies [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2015, vol. 16, p. 393

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 Ducci
Geheimtinten [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2017, vol. 51, p. 228

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

Lei Han, Meng-Ke Wu, Fei-Yan Yi, Dongxiao Chen, Hai-Long Jiang
Chemical Sensors Based on Metal-Organic Frameworks [Review]
ChemPlusChem 2016, vol. 81, p. 675

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

Ekkehard Schwab, Sebastian Schiebahn, Georg Schaub, Martin Reuter, Konstantin Räuchle, Ludolf Plass, Marcell Peuckert, Anja Metzelthin, Falko Mahlendorf, Wolfram Koch, Renate Hoer, Angelika Heinzel, Sigmar Bräuninger, Martin Bertau, Christian Beilmann, Florian Ausfelder, Ferdi Schüth, Detlef Stolten, Gisa Teßmer, Kurt Wagemann, Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn
Energiespeicherung als Element einer sicheren Energieversorgung [Übersichtsbeitrag]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2015, vol. 87, p. 17

Arezoo Azimi, Ahmad Azari, Mashallah Rezakazemi, Meisam Ansarpour
Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewaters: A Review [Review]
ChemBioEng Rev. 2017, vol. 4, p. 37

Ernst J. R. Sudhölter, Jorge Gascon, Hanan Al-Kutubi, Liza Rassaei
Electrosynthesis of Metal–Organic Frameworks: Challenges and Opportunities [Review]
ChemElectroChem 2015, vol. 2, p. 462

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

Soumyakanta Prusty, Kohei Yazaki, Michito Yoshizawa, Dillip Kumar Chand
A Truncated Molecular Star [Communication]
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, vol. 23, p. 12456

Ryoji Noyori
Converging and Integrating Our Knowledge to Sustain Humanity [Editorial]
Chem. Asian J. 2018, vol. 13, p. 5

Rui Yan, Zhong-Xia Wang
Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkenyl C−H Activation and Oxidative Coupling with Allylic Alcohols [Full Paper]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2018, vol. 7, p. 240

Ulrich Lücking, Arne Scholz, Philip Lienau, Gerhard Siemeister, Dirk Kosemund, Rolf Bohlmann, Hans Briem, Ildiko Terebesi, Kirstin Meyer, Katja Prelle, Karsten Denner, Ulf Bömer, Martina Schäfer, Knut Eis, Ray Valencia, Stuart Ince, Franz von Nussbaum, Dominik Mumberg, Karl Ziegelbauer, Bert Klebl, Axel Choidas, Peter Nussbaumer, Matthias Baumann, Carsten Schultz-Fademrecht, Gerd Rühter, Jan Eickhoff, Michael Brands
Identification of Atuveciclib (BAY 1143572), the First Highly Selective, Clinical PTEFb/CDK9 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Cancer [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2017, vol. 12, p. 1776

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

Wonwoo Nam, Yong-Min Lee, Shunichi Fukuzumi
Artificial Photosynthesis for Production of ATP, NAD(P)H, and Hydrogen Peroxide [Minireview]
ChemPhotoChem 10.1002/cptc.201700146

Courtney A. Downes, Smaranda C. Marinescu
Electrocatalytic Metal-Organic Frameworks for Energy Applications [Minireview]
ChemSusChem 2017, vol. 10, p. 4374

Ross J. Marshall, Ross S. Forgan
Postsynthetic Modification of Zirconium Metal-Organic Frameworks [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, p. 4310

Peng Liu, Zhiming Wang, Xianming Hu
Highly Efficient Synthesis of Ureas and Carbamates from Amides by Iodosylbenzene‐Induced Hofmann Rearrangement [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2012, p. 1994

Cover Picture Lebensmittelchemie 6/2017 [Cover Picture]
Lebensmittelchemie 2017, vol. 71

Christoph Wiedmer, Andrea Büttner
Der Gestank aus Plastikspielzeug [Wissenschaft & Forschung]
Nachr. Chem. 2017, vol. 65, p. 1190

Katrin Sommer, Christina Toschka, Laura Schröder, Thomas Philipp Schröder, Henning Steff, Roland A. Fischer
Modellexperimente im Chemieunterricht. [Artikel]
CHEMKON 2017, vol. 24, p. 13

Catharina Goedecke
Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?
ChemViews Magazine 2016

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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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