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

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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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Bulletin: Dating by Electrode

11 July 2014 – Voltammetry of microparticles used to date archeological artifacts made of copper and bronze

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11 July 2014 – A microporous vanadosilicate is highly effective at removing Cs ions from groundwater, seawater, and nuclear waste solutions

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10 July 2014 – Triplex RNA motif binds cellular cGMP after expression in mammalian cells

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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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Eu‐Doped β‐ SiAlON Phosphors: Template‐Assistant Low Temperature Synthesis, Dual Band Emission, and High‐Thermal Stability

  • Published: 14 July 2014
  • Author(s): Hua Yang, Qian Liu, Qinhua Wei, Zhenzhen Zhou, Jieqiong Wan, Guanghui Liu, Rong‐Jun Xie

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Synthetic Aragonite ( CaCO 3 ) as a Potential Additive in Calcium Phosphate Cements: Evaluation in Tris‐free SBF at 37°C

  • Published: 14 July 2014
  • Author(s): Jin H. Lee, Andrew S. Madden, Waltraud M. Kriven, A. Cuneyt Tas

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Comment on: “Flexural Strength by Fractography in Modern Brittle Materials”

  • Published: 14 July 2014
  • Author(s): John J. Mecholsky, Matthew Strasberg, Stephen W. Freiman

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Microwave Dielectric Properties and Thermally Stimulated Depolarization Currents Study of (1− x ) Ba 0.6 Sr 0.4 La 4 Ti 4 <

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  • Author(s): Xiaohua Zhang, Yao Zhang, Jie Zhang, Bin Peng, Zhenkun Xie, Lixin Yuan, Zhenxing Yue, Longtu Li

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Synthesis, Structure, and Reactivity of 2,6‐Diaryl‐4‐hydroxybenzenethiol

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  • Author(s): Shigeru Sasaki, Katsuhide Sutoh, Masaaki Yoshifuji

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N,S,P‐Hybrid Donor–π–Acceptor Organic Dyes for Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cell: Synthesis, Optical Properties, and Photovoltaic Performances

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  • Author(s): Yoshihiro Matano, Yukiko Hayashi, Haruyuki Nakano, Hiroshi Imahori

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum in the United Kingdom

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Photochemistry and Photobiology

Ultraviolet Erythematic Radiation Dose Received by Golfers in Winter, in Valencia

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  • Author(s): Gonzalo Gurrea Ysasi, Juan Carlos Moreno, María Antonia Serrano

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Survey about the microbiological features, the oenological performance and the influence on the character of wine of active dry yeast employed as starters of wine fermentation

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  • Author(s): Raffaele Guzzon, Giorgio Nicolini, Tiziana Nardin, Mario Malacarne, Roberto Larcher

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Laccase‐Mediator System for Alcohol Oxidation to Carbonyls or Carboxylic Acids: Toward a Sustainable Synthesis of Profens

  • Published: 13 July 2014
  • Author(s): Paola Galletti, Matteo Pori, Federica Funiciello, Roberto Soldati, Alberto Ballardini, Daria Giacomini


Synthesis of Bio‐Based Methacrylic Acid by Decarboxylation of Itaconic Acid and Citric Acid Catalyzed by Solid Transition‐Metal Catalysts

  • Published: 13 July 2014
  • Author(s): Jérôme Le Nôtre, Susan C. M. Witte‐van Dijk, Jacco van Haveren, Elinor L. Scott, Johan P. M. Sanders

Chemistry - A European Journal

Design of Fluorescent Nanocapsules as Ratiometric Nanothermometers

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  • Author(s): Natalia G. Zhegalova, Sergey A. Dergunov, Steven T. Wang, Eugene Pinkhassik, Mikhail Y. Berezin


Evaluation of Perovskites as Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction

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  • Author(s): Rosalba A. Rincón, Edgar Ventosa, Frank Tietz, Justus Masa, Sabine Seisel, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Wolfgang Schuhmann

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

(Trifluoromethyl)thiolation of 2‐Alkynylbenzoates: An Efficient Route to 4‐[(Trifluoromethyl)thio]‐1 H ‐isochromen‐1‐ones

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): Yuewen Li, Guangming Li, Qiuping Ding

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

A Concise Synthesis of Mupirocin H Using a Cross‐Metathesis‐Based Strategy

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  • Author(s): Sandip Sengupta, Taebo Sim

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Stereoselective Total Syntheses of Paecilomycins E and F through a Protecting Group Directed Diastereoselective Intermolecular Nozaki–Hiyama–Kishi (NHK) Reaction

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): Debendra K. Mohapatra, D. Sai Reddy, N. Arjunreddy Mallampudi, Jhillu S. Yadav

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Aliphatic C–H/π and Heteroatom/π Interactions in N ‐Aryl‐3,4‐(9′,10′‐dihydro­anthracene‐9′,10′‐diyl)succinimides

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): Laura Raimondi, Maurizio Benaglia, Franco Cozzi

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Synthesis of Enantiomerically Pure (α‐Phen­ylalkyl)amines with Substituents at the ortho Position through Diastereo­selective Radical Alkylation Reaction of Sulfinimines

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): José A. Fernández‐Salas, M. Mercedes Rodríguez‐Fernández, M. Carmen Maestro, José L. García‐Ruano

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Lewis Acid Catalyzed Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates, Precursors of 1,2‐ and 1,3‐Diols­

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Manna, Srimanta; Antonchick, Andrey P.
Organocatalytic Oxidative Annulation of Benzamide Derivatives with Alkynes [Communication]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 10.1002/anie.201404222

George M. Burslem, Hannah F. Kyle, Alexander L. Breeze, Thomas A. Edwards, Adam Nelson, Stuart L. Warriner, Andrew J. Wilson*
Small‐Molecule Proteomimetic Inhibitors of the HIF‐1α–p300 Protein–Protein Interaction [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2014, vol. 15, p. 1083

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

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

Falk Harnisch, Tunga Salthammer*
Die Chemie bei Breaking Bad [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2013, vol. 47, p. 214

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

Hongsen Li, Laifa Shen, Jie Wang, Bing Ding, Ping Nie, Guiyin Xu, Xiaoyan Wang, Xiaogang Zhang*
Design of a Nitrogen‐Doped, Carbon‐Coated Li4Ti5O12 Nanocomposite with a Core–Shell Structure and Its Application for High‐Rate Lithium‐Ion Batteries [Full Paper]
ChemPlusChem 2014, vol. 79, p. 128

Barbara Böck
Ingenieurmangel – Fake oder Fakt? [Editorial]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2014, vol. 86, p. 567

Wenjun Li, Jia Wei, Qianfa Jia, Zhiyun Du*, Kun Zhang, Jian Wang*
Asymmetric Synthesis of Tetrahydroquinolines through a [3+2] Cycloaddition Controlled by Dienamine Catalysis [Communication]
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, vol. 20, p. 6592

Gang Qian, Zhi Yuan Wang*
Near-Infrared Organic Compounds and Emerging Applications [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2010, vol. 5, p. 1006

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

Daniel Gallenkamp, Kathy A. Gelato, Bernard Haendler, Hilmar Weinmann*
Bromodomains and Their Pharmacological Inhibitors [Review]
ChemMedChem 2014, vol. 9, p. 438

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

Dang Sheng Su *
The Chemistry of Energy Conversion and Storage [Editorial]
ChemSusChem 2014, vol. 7, p. 1199

Sanae El Ghachtouli, Cyril Cadiou, Isabelle Déchamps-Olivier, Françoise Chuburu*, Michel Aplincourt, Thierry Roisnel, Véronique Turcry, Véronique Patinec, Michel Le Baccon, Henri Handel
Influence of a Pyrazyl Linker on the Physicochemical Properties of Homodinuclear Bis(cyclen) and Bis(cyclam) Complexes [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, p. 4735

Rodney A. Fernandes, Asim K. Chowdhury, Pullaiah Kattanguru
The Orthoester Johnson–Claisen Rearrangement in the Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules, Natural Products, and Synthetic Intermediates – Recent Advances [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, p. 2833

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

Alen Vizintin, Manu U. M. Patel, Bostjan Genorio, Robert Dominko*
Effective Separation of Lithium Anode and Sulfur Cathode in Lithium–Sulfur Batteries [Article]
ChemElectroChem 2014, vol. 1, p. 1040

Ilka Parchmann
Energieverschwendung – nicht nur im Alltag ein Thema? [Editorial]
ChemKon - Chemie Konkret 2014, vol. 21, p. 57

Falk Harnisch, Tunga Salthammer
Chemistry of Breaking Bad
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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 12.730 (2010) which is higher than those of comparable journals, strengthens its leading position among the general chemistry journals.

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