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Clothing Warns About Hazards

02 April 2014 – Protective clothing warns immediately when its wearer comes in contact with hazardous substances

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Biotech in Germany

01 April 2014 – German biotech industry is developing slowly, but cooperations with pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer industry is promising

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Picture Competition 2013 & Calendar 2014

02 September 2013 – The best pictures showing the beautiful and fascinating things you find in a chemistry lab are combined in a calendar for 2014

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Obituary: Ekkehard Winterfeldt (1932 – 2014)

23 October 2014 – Ekkehard Winterfeldt, former President of the GDCh (German Chemical Society), passed away on October 11

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Noteworthy: Chemoenzymatic Synthesis

18 October 2014 – The insecticide spinoysn A was synthesized by a chemoenzymatic approach

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Noteworthy: 75th Birthday: Heindirk tom Dieck

17 October 2014 – Heindirk tom Dieck, former executive director of the German Chemical Society, celebrates his 75th birthday

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Noteworthy: 2013 Trends in Chemistry

14 March 2014 An overview of the latest trend reports published annually in Nachrichten aus der Chemie, the GDCh magazine

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Behind the Science: Copolymerization of Metal Nanoparticles

19 February 2014 Dr. Jonathan Faiz talks to Professor Eugenia Kumacheva about her article on the assembly of metal nanoparticles

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Interview: Dan Shechtman: Succeeding in Science

30 October 2013 Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman talks about the reason why quasicrystals weren't discovered earlier and his unerring belief in his experiments


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30 September 2013 Professor Linda Nazar summarizes her research that focuses on developing new materials for energy storage and conversion

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Biomedical Chromatography

High‐performance liquid chromatographic enantioseparation of amino alcohol analogues possessing 1,2,3,4‐tetrahydroisoquinoline skeleton on polysaccharide‐based chiral stationary phases

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): Nóra Grecsó, István Ilisz, Zsanett Gecse, László Schönstein, Ferenc Fülöp, Antal Péter

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Biofilm Eradication Kinetics of the Ultrashort Lipopeptide C 12OOWWNH 2 Utilizing a Modified MBEC Assay

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): Garry Laverty, Sean P. Gorman, Brendan F. Gilmore

Chemical Biology & Drug Design

si‐ RNA ‐Mediated Knockdown of PDLIM 5 Suppresses Gastric Cancer Cell Proliferation in Vitro

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): Yanliang Li, Yongsheng Gao, Yue Xu, Xianjun Sun, Xilin Song, Heng Ma, Mingshan Yang

Biomedical Chromatography

Development and validation of a bioanalytical method by LC‐MS/MS for the quantification of the LAFIS 10 – an antimalarial candidate – and its pharmacokinetics first evaluation

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): J. V. Laureano, F. Barreto, S. Gnoatto, L. Tasso, T. Dalla Costa, B. V. Araujo

Journal of Food Process Engineering

Potentiality of Neem ( A zadirachta indica ) Powder in Rheology Modification of Oil‐in‐Water Emulsion

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): Nasir Mehmood Khan, Farman Ali Khan, Tai‐Hua Mu, Zia Ullah Khan, Midrarullah Khan, Shujaat Ahmad, Tayyeba Behram

Journal of Food Process Engineering

Design of Finned Pipe Network to Improve Efficiency of Butter Melter

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): A.S. Warrier, I.K. Sawhney, P.S. Minz


Fluorescent sensors based on quinoline‐containing styrylcyanine: determination of ferric ions, hydrogen peroxide, and glucose, pH‐sensitive properties and bioimaging

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): Xiaodong Yang, Peiliang Zhao, Jinqing Qu, Ruiyuan Liu

Journal of Food Safety

A Rapid Multiplex PCR‐DHPLC Method of Detection and Identification of Pathogenic Bacteria in Aquatic Products

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): Xiaowei Zhan, Qiuyue Zheng, Junfan Fu, Junyi Xu, Jijuan Cao

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Comparison of Fatty Acid Analysis with Serotype and Pulsed‐Field Gel Electrophoresis for Typing S almonella Isolated from Retail Foods and Human

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): Pengfei Zhang, Xiaonan Xing, Xin Wang, Baowei Yang, Chengyu Fu, Dehao Liu, Chunfeng Guo

Applied Organometallic Chemistry

Metal–organic framework MIL‐125(Ti) for efficient adsorptive removal of Rhodamine B from aqueous solution

  • Published: 23 October 2014
  • Author(s): Hongxu Guo, Fan Lin, Jianhua Chen, Feiming Li, Wen Weng

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CO 2 Hydrogenation to Methanol on Supported Au Catalysts under Moderate Reaction Conditions: Support and Particle Size Effects

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Yeusy Hartadi, Daniel Widmann, R. Jürgen Behm


Controlling Porosity in Lignin‐Derived Nanoporous Carbon for Supercapacitor Applications

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Ju‐Won Jeon, Libing Zhang, Jodie L. Lutkenhaus, Dhrubojyoti D. Laskar, John P. Lemmon, Daiwon Choi, Manjula I. Nandasiri, Ali Hashmi, Jie Xu, Radha K. Motkuri, Carlos A. Fernandez, Jian Liu, Melvin P. Tucker, Peter B. McGrail, Bin Yang, Satish K. Nune


Molecular Basis for the High CO 2 Adsorption Capacity of Chabazite Zeolites

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Trong D. Pham, Matthew R. Hudson, Craig M. Brown, Raul F. Lobo


Activity of Platinum/Carbon and Palladium/Carbon Catalysts Promoted by Ni 2 P in Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Guoqiang Li, Ligang Feng, Jinfa Chang, Björn Wickman, Henrik Grönbeck, Changpeng Liu, Wei Xing


Biological Drug Products: Development and Strategies . Edited by Wei Wang and Manmohan Singh

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Eileen J. Kennedy


Pramipexole Derivatives as Potent and Selective Dopamine D 3 Receptor Agonists with Improved Human Microsomal Stability

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Jianyong Chen, Cheng Jiang, Beth Levant, Xiaoqin Li, Ting Zhao, Bo Wen, Ruijuan Luo, Duxin Sun, Shaomeng Wang


Reversible Mechanical Switching of Magnetic Interactions in a Molecular Shuttle

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Valentina Bleve, Christian Schäfer, Paola Franchi, Serena Silvi, Elisabetta Mezzina, Alberto Credi, Marco Lucarini


Receptor‐Mediated Uptake of Boron‐Rich Neuropeptide Y Analogues for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Verena M. Ahrens, René Frank, Solveig Boehnke, Christian L. Schütz, Gabriele Hampel, Dorothée S. Iffland, Nicolas H. Bings, Evamarie Hey‐Hawkins, Annette G. Beck‐Sickinger


O ‐(Triazolyl)methyl Carbamates as a Novel and Potent Class of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) Inhibitors

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Giampiero Colombano, Clara Albani, Giuliana Ottonello, Alison Ribeiro, Rita Scarpelli, Glauco Tarozzo, Jennifer Daglian, Kwang‐Mook Jung, Daniele Piomelli, Tiziano Bandiera

Chemistry - A European Journal

A Supramolecular Tetrad Featuring Covalently Linked Ferrocene–Zinc Porphyrin–BODIPY Coordinated to Fullerene: A Charge Stabilizing, Photosynthetic Antenna–Reaction Center Mimic

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • Author(s): Gary N. Lim, Eranda Maligaspe, Melvin E. Zandler, Francis D'Souza

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Ryan Gianatassio, Shuhei Kawamura, Cecil L Eprile, Klement Foo, Jason Ge, Aaron C. Burns, Michael R. Collins, Phil S. Baran*
Simple Sulfinate Synthesis Enables C-H Trifluoromethylcyclopropanation [Communication]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, vol. 53, p. 9851

Edward A. Lemke*
The Exploding Genetic Code [Editorial]
ChemBioChem 2014, vol. 15, p. 1691

Jeroen ten Dam*, Kristina Djanashvili, Freek Kapteijn, Ulf Hanefeld
Pt/Al2O3 Catalyzed 1,3‐Propanediol Formation from Glycerol using Tungsten Additives [Full Paper]
ChemCatChem 2013, vol. 5, p. 497

Pandey, M. P.; Kim, C. S.
Lignin Depolymerization and Conversion: A Review of Thermochemical Methods [Review]
Chem. Eng. Technol. 2011, vol. 34, p. 29

Tunga Salthammer, Falk Harnisch
Die Chemie bei Breaking Bad [Treffpunkt Forschung]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2014, vol. 48, p. 242

Wen Chen, Bernhard Gutmann, C. Oliver Kappe*
Characterization of Microwave‐Induced Electric Discharge Phenomena in Metal–Solvent Mixtures [Full Paper]
ChemistryOpen 2012, vol. 1, p. 39

Hasegawa, Takeshi; Shimoaka, Takafumi; Shioya, Nobutaka; Morita, Kohei; Sonoyama, Masashi; Takagi, Toshiyuki; Kanamori, Toshiyuki
Stratified Dipole-Arrays Model Accounting for Bulk Properties Specific to Perfluoroalkyl Compounds [Communication]
ChemPlusChem, 10.1002/cplu.201402156

M. Thommes*
Physical Adsorption Characterization of Nanoporous Materials [Übersichtsbeitrag]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2010, vol. 82, p. 1059

Hyeju Choi, Sanghyun Paek, Namwoo Lim, Yong Hui Lee, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Jaejung Ko*
Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells with 13.63 % Efficiency Based on Planar Triphenylamine Hole Conductors [Communication]
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, vol. 20, p. 10894

Kalanidhi Palanichamy, Krishna P. Kaliappan*
Discovery and Syntheses of “Superbug Challengers”—Platensimycin and Platencin [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2010, vol. 5, p. 668

Riccardo Salvio*, Mauro Moliterno, Marco Bella*
Alkynes in Organocatalysis [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2014, vol. 3, p. 340

Pengxiang Zhao, Didier Astruc*
Docetaxel Nanotechnology in Anticancer Therapy [Review]
ChemMedChem 2012, vol. 7, p. 952

Sunil Kumar*, Dominic Alibhai, Anca Margineanu, Romain Laine, Gordon Kennedy, James McGinty, Sean Warren, Douglas Kelly, Yuriy Alexandrov, Ian Munro, Clifford Talbot, Daniel W. Stuckey, Christopher Kimberly, Bertrand Viellerobe, Francois Lacombe, Eric W.‐F. Lam, Harriet Taylor, Margaret J. Dallman, Gordon Stamp, Edward J. Murray, Frank Stuhmeier, Alessandro Sardini, Matilda Katan, Daniel S. Elson, Mark A. A. Neil, Chris Dunsby, Paul M. W. French
FLIM FRET Technology for Drug Discovery: Automated Multiwell-Plate High-Content Analysis, Multiplexed Readouts and Application in Situ [Article]
ChemPhysChem 2011, vol. 12, p. 609

John Meurig Thomas*
Heterogeneous Catalysis and the Challenges of Powering the Planet, Securing Chemicals for Civilised Life, and Clean Efficient Utilization of Renewable Feedstocks [Review]
ChemSusChem 2014, vol. 7, p. 1801

Herrmann, Roy; Braun, Thomas; Mebs, Stefan
[Ge(H)(2-C6H4PPh2)3] as Ligand Precursor at Ruthenium: Formation and Reactivity of [Ru(Cl){Ge(2-C6H4PPh2)3}] [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 10.1002/ejic.201402256

Kashiwa, Mitsuhiro; Sonoda, Motohiro; Tanimori, Shinji
Facile Access to 1H-Indazoles through Iodobenzene-Catalyzed C–H Amination under Mild, Transition-Metal-Free Conditions [Short Communication]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, p. 4720

Deutscher Lebensmittelchemikertag 2013 in Braunschweig [Poster]
Lebensmittelchemie 2014, vol. 68, p. 9

Xiaojuan Hou, Xianfu Wang, Bin Liu, Qiufan Wang, Zhuoran Wang, Di Chen*, Guozhen Shen*
SnO2@TiO2 Heterojunction Nanostructures for Lithium‐Ion Batteries and Self‐Powered UV Photodetectors with Improved Performances [Article]
ChemElectroChem 2014, vol. 1, p. 108

Mathias Ropohl*, Elke Sumfleth*, Maik Walpuski*
Lehrpläne, Kerncurricula, Bildungspläne usw. [Artikel]
ChemKon - Chemie Konkret 2014, vol. 21, p. 7

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Huaxing Zhou, Liqiang Yang, Andrew C. Stuart, Samuel C. Price, Shubin Liu, Wei You
Development of Fluorinated Benzothiadiazole as a Structural Unit for a Polymer Solar Cell of 7 % Efficiency
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, vol. 50, pp. 2995–2998

Renata Zofia Jurkowska, Tomasz Piotr Jurkowski, Albert Jeltsch
Structure and Function of Mammalian DNA Methyltransferases [Review]
ChemBioChem 2011, vol. 12, pp. 206–222

Stijn Van de Vyver, Jan Geboers, Pierre A. Jacobs, Bert F. Sels
Recent Advances in the Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose [Minireview]
ChemCatChem 2011, vol. 3, pp. 82–94

M. P. Pandey, C. S. Kim
Lignin Depolymerization and Conversion: A Review of Thermochemical Methods [Review]
Chem. Eng. Technol. 2011, vol. 34, pp. 29–41

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

Peter Schroll, Durga Prasad Hari, Burkhard König
Photocatalytic Arylation of Alkenes, Alkynes and Enones with Diazonium Salts [Communication]
ChemistryOpen 2012, vol. 1, pp. 130–133

Saikat Dutta, Sudipta De, Basudeb Saha
A Brief Summary of the Synthesis of Polyester Building-Block Chemicals and Biofuels from 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural [Minireview]
ChemPlusChem 2012, vol. 77, pp. 259–272

Georg Nickerl, Antje Henschel, Ronny Grünker, Kristina Gedrich, Stefan Kaskel
Chiral Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Application in Asymmetric Catalysis and Stereoselective Separation [Übersichtsbeitrag]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2011, vol. 83, pp. 90–103

Jia-Zhao Wang, Chao Zhong, David Wexler, Nurul Hayati Idris, Zhao-Xiang Wang, Li-Quan Chen, Hua-Kun Liu
Graphene-Encapsulated Fe3O4 Nanoparticles with 3D Laminated Structure as Superior Anode in Lithium Ion Batteries [Full Paper]
Chem. Eur. J. 2011, vol. 17, pp. 661–667

Sandip G. Agalave, Suleman R. Maujan, Vandana S. Pore
Click Chemistry: 1,2,3-Triazoles as Pharmacophores [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2011, vol. 6, pp. 2696–2718

Gang Li, Agus Putu Abiyasa, Junkuo Gao, Yoga Divayana, Wangqiao Chen, Yang Zhao, Xiao Wei Sun, Qichun Zhang
Synthesis and Properties of a Diazopentacene Analogue [Full Paper]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2012, vol. 1, pp. 346–351

Robert Abel, Noeris K. Salam, John Shelley, Ramy Farid, Richard A. Friesner, Woody Sherman
Contribution of Explicit Solvent Effects to the Binding Affinity of Small-Molecule Inhibitors in Blood Coagulation Factor Serine Proteases [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2011, vol. 6, pp. 1049–1066

Leticia González, Daniel Escudero, Luis Serrano-Andrés
Progress and Challenges in the Calculation of Electronic Excited States [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2012, vol. 13, pp. 28–51

Kevin Sivula, Florian Le Formal, Michael Grätzel
Solar Water Splitting: Progress Using Hematite (α-Fe2O3) Photoelectrodes [Review]
ChemSusChem 2011, vol. 4, pp. 432–449

Daniel L. DuBois, R. Morris Bullock
Molecular Electrocatalysts for the Oxidation of Hydrogen and the Production of Hydrogen – The Role of Pendant Amines as Proton Relays [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, pp. 1017–1027

Jason G. Taylor, Angélica Venturini Moro, Carlos Roque D. Correia
Evolution and Synthetic Applications of the Heck–Matsuda Reaction: The Return of Arenediazonium Salts to Prominence [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2011, pp. 1403–1428

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Event Highlight: Chemistry – Element of Life

20 September 2013 The Science Forum Chemistry or Wissenschaftsforum, the largest and most important scientific event of the GDCh, took place in Darmstadt


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Picture Competition 2013

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Spotlight: Society Journals Leading the Pack

12 July 2012 Comparing the 2011 ISI Impact Factors of ChemPubSoc Europe, RSC, and ACS journals


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Angewandte Chemie International Edition

11 November 2010 Angewandte Chemie International Edition, with its excellent Impact Factor of 13.734 (2012) which is higher than those of comparable journals, strengthens its leading position among the general chemistry journals.

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