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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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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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Noteworthy: Synthesis of Polysulfates – Sulfate Click Reaction

17 August 2014 – Simple, straightforward sulfur(VI) fluoride exchange (SuFEx)-based method for synthesis of polysulfate polymers

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Noteworthy: A Step Towards Portable NMR Sensors

16 August 2014 – A high-sensitivity optical magnetometer can be used as a detector for ultra low-field NMR measurements

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Bulletin: Reprogramming Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetases for "Clickable" Amino Acids

13 August 2014 – A single targeted mutation allows a natural peptide system to incorporate non-natural amino acids into peptides

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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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Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

Dynamic NMR study of cyclic derivatives of pyridoxine

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): I.Z. Rakhmatullin, L.F. Galiullina, M.R. Garipov, A.D. Strel'nik, Y.G. Shtyrlin, V.V. Klochkov

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Stable carbon isotope ratio profiling of illicit testosterone preparations – domestic and international seizures

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Lance Brooker, Adam Cawley, Jason Drury, Claire Edey, Nicole Hasick, Catrin Goebel

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A synthetic O 2 ‐tolerant butanol pathway exploiting native fatty acid biosynthesis in Escherichia coli

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): András Pásztor, Pauli Kallio, Dávid Malatinszky, M. Kalim Akhtar, Patrik R. Jones

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A kinetic‐based approach to understanding heterologous mevalonate pathway function in E. coli

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Lane J. Weaver, Mirta M. L. Sousa, George Wang, Edward Baidoo, Christopher J. Petzold, Jay D. Keasling

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NMR of solutes in nematic and smectic A liquid crystals: the anisotropic intermolecular potential

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  • Author(s): E. Elliott Burnell, Ronald Y. Dong, Adrian C. J. Weber, Anand Yethiraj

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Dynamic changes in composition of extracts of natural products as monitored by in situ NMR

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  • Author(s): Pantelis Charisiadis, Constantinos G. Tsiafoulis, Andreas G. Tzakos, Ioannis P. Gerothanassis

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Investigation into the structural composition of hydroalcoholic solutions as basis for the development of multiple suppression pulse sequences for NMR measurement of alcoholic beverages

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Yulia B. Monakhova, Svetlana P. Mushtakova, Thomas Kuballa, Dirk W. Lachenmeier

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The Effect of Protein PEG ylation on Physical Stability in Liquid Formulation

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  • Author(s): Louise Stenstrup Holm, Aaron Mcumber, Jakob Ewald Rasmussen, Marc Obiols‐Rabasa, Peter W. Thulstrup, Marina R. Kasimova, Theodore W. Randolph, Marco van de Weert

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Utilization of Zwitterion‐Based Solutions to Dissect the Relative Effects of Solution pH and Ionic Strength on the Aggregation Behavior and Conformational Stability of a Fusion Protein

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  • Author(s): Rong Zhou, Vishal Nashine, Thomas Palm, Rajesh Gandhi, Monica Adams

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Advanced Kinetic Analysis as a Tool for Formulation Development and Prediction of Vaccine Stability

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  • Author(s): Didier Clénet, Frédéric Imbert, Patricia Probeck, Nausheen Rahman, Salvador F. Ausar

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Enhanced Penetration of Silver Nanocomposite Assemblies into Dentine Using Iontophoresis: Toward the Treatment of Dental Caries

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Donald R. Schwass, Carla J. Meledandri


5‐(1 H ‐Tetrazolyl)‐2‐Hydroxy‐Tetrazole: A Selective 2 N ‐Monoxidation of Bis(1 H ‐Tetrazole)

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Thomas M. Klapötke, Matthias Q. Kurz, Regina Scharf, Philipp C. Schmid, Jörg Stierstorfer, Muhamed Sućeska


Surface‐Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Substrate Based on Large‐Area Well‐Defined Gold Nanoparticle Arrays with High SERS Uniformity and Stability

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Yan Zheng, Wenxin Wang, Qun Fu, Minghong Wu, Kamran Shayan, Kin Mun Wong, Sukhdeep Singh, Andreas Schober, Peter Schaaf, Yong Lei


Development and Potential Theranostic Applications of a Self‐Assembled Hybrid of Magnetic Nanoparticle Clusters with Polysaccharide Nanogels

  • Published: 19 August 2014
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Advances in Asymmetric Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

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Oxidant‐Free Dehydrogenative Coupling Reactions via Hydrogen Evolution

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Ke‐Han He, Yang Li


Biomimetic Nanostructuring of Copper Thin Films Enhances Adhesion to the Negative Electrode Laminate in Lithium‐Ion Batteries

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Ziyan Zheng, Zhihui Wang, Xiangyun Song, Shidi Xun, Vincent Battaglia, Gao Liu


Enabling LiTFSI‐based Electrolytes for Safer Lithium‐Ion Batteries by Using Linear Fluorinated Carbonates as (Co)Solvent

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Julian Kalhoff, Dominic Bresser, Marco Bolloli, Fannie Alloin, Jean‐Yves Sanchez, Stefano Passerini


Efficient Water‐Splitting Device Based on a Bismuth Vanadate Photoanode and Thin‐Film Silicon Solar Cells

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Lihao Han, Fatwa F. Abdi, Roel van de Krol, Rui Liu, Zhuangqun Huang, Hans‐Joachim Lewerenz, Bernard Dam, Miro Zeman, Arno H. M. Smets


High‐Performance Photoelectrochemical Cells Based on a Binuclear Ruthenium Catalyst for Visible‐Light‐Driven Water Oxidation

  • Published: 19 August 2014
  • Author(s): Linlin Zhang, Yan Gao, Xin Ding, Ze Yu, Licheng Sun

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June 2014

Philipp Klahn, Hellmuth Erhardt, Andreas Kotthaus, Stefan F. Kirsch*
The Synthesis of α‐Azidoesters and Geminal Triazides [Communication]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, vol. 53, p. 7913

Laetitia Kurzawa, May C. Morris*
Cell-Cycle Markers and Biosensors [Minireview]
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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

Susann Neubert, Ayyappan Ramakrishnan, Jennifer Strunk, Haoyu Shi, Bastian Mei, Lidong Wang, Michal Bledowski, Dmitrii A. Guschin, Max Kauer, Yuemin Wang, Martin Muhler, Radim Beranek*
Surface‐Modified TiO2 Photocatalysts Prepared by a Photosynthetic Route: Mechanism, Enhancement, and Limits [Full Paper]
ChemPlusChem 2014, vol. 79, p. 163

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

Toni Moragas, Arkaitz Correa*, Ruben Martin*
Metal‐Catalyzed Reductive Coupling Reactions of Organic Halides with Carbonyl‐Type Compounds [Minireview]
Chem. Eur. J. 2014, vol. 20, p. 8242

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

Raghu Nath Dhital, Hidehiro Sakurai*
Oxidative Coupling of Organoboron Compounds [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2014, vol. 3, p. 668

Stefan Peukert*, Karen Miller-Moslin*
Small-Molecule Inhibitors of the Hedgehog Signaling Pathway as Cancer Therapeutics [Review]
ChemMedChem 2010, vol. 5, p. 500

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

Lei Yu, Xian‐Long Du, Jing Yuan, Yong‐Mei Liu, Yong Cao*, He‐Yong He, Kang‐Nian Fan
A Versatile Aqueous Reduction of Bio‐Based Carboxylic Acids using Syngas as a Hydrogen Source [Communication]
ChemSusChem 2013, vol. 6, p. 42

Mark K. Kinnan, William R. Creasy, Lauren B. Fullmer, Heidi L. Schreuder‐Gibson, May Nyman
Nerve Agent Degradation with Polyoxoniobates [Cover Profile]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, p. 2318

Annemieke W. Heinen, Joop A. Peters*, Herman van Bekkum
The Reductive Amination of Benzaldehyde Over Pd/C Catalysts: Mechanism and Effect of Carbon Modifications on the Selectivity [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2000, p. 2501

Deutscher Lebensmittelchemikertag 2013 in Braunschweig [Poster]
Lebensmittelchemie 2014, vol. 68, p. 5

Ariel Jackson, Venkatasubramanian Viswanathan, Arnold J. Forman, Ask H. Larsen, Jens K. Nørskov, Thomas F. Jaramillo*
Climbing the Activity Volcano: Core–Shell Ru@Pt Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction [Communication]
ChemElectroChem 2014, vol. 1, p. 67

Andreas Brink*, Sandra Hubricht*
New Slime [Artikel]
ChemKon - Chemie Konkret 2014, vol. 21, p. 23

Sarah Millar
Tips and Tricks for the Lab: Column Troubleshooting and Alternatives
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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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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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