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Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Thermoresponsive hydrogels based on sucrose 1‐ O ′‐methacrylate and N ‐isopropylacrylamide: Synthesis, properties, and applications

  • Published: 22 July 2017
  • Author(s): Rafael Natal Lima de Menezes, Ana Paula Rodrigues Camilo, Maria Isabel Felisberti

FEBS Journal

MiR‐30a increases MDSC differentiation and immunosuppressive function by targeting SOCS 3 in mice with B‐cell lymphoma

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Zhen Xu, Jianjian Ji, Jingjing Xu, Dan Li, Guoping Shi, Fei Liu, Liang Ding, Jing Ren, Huan Dou, Tingting Wang, Yayi Hou

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Real‐world complexity of atrial fibrillation treatment with oral anticoagulants: design and interpretation of pharmacoepidemiological studies

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Andreas D. Meid, Sarah Mächler, Walter E. Haefeli, Gerd Mikus

British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

4β‐Hydroxycholesterol level significantly correlates with steady‐state serum concentration of the CYP3A4 substrate quetiapine in psychiatric patients

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Caroline Gjestad, Tore Haslemo, Ole A. Andreassen, Espen Molden

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Risk assessment through ieubk model in an inhabited area contaminated with lead

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): M.R. Delgado‐Caballero, M.C. Valles‐Aragón, R. Millan, M.T. Alarcón‐Herrera

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Optimization of transesterification process using homogeneous and nano‐heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production from Mangifera indica oil

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Sangram D. Jadhav, Madhukar S. Tandale

Protein Science

Effect of solvent and protein dynamics in ligand recognition and inhibition of aminoglycoside adenyltransferase 2″‐Ia

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Valjean R. Bacot‐Davis, Angelia V. Bassenden, Tara Sprules, Albert M. Berghuis

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Enhanced methane production through bioaugmentation of butyrate‐oxidizing hydrogen‐producing acetogens in anaerobic wastewater treatment

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Shuo Wang, Ji Li, Chong Liu, Loring Nies, Jianzheng Li

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy

Pretreatments to enhance the anaerobic biodegradability of Chlorella protothecoides algal biomass

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Pedro Ayala‐Parra, Yuanzhe Liu, Reyes Sierra‐Alvarez, Jim A. Field

British Journal of Pharmacology

Inhibition of human N‐ and T‐type calcium channels by an ortho ‐phenoxyanilide derivative, MONIRO‐1

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Jeffrey R McArthur, Leonid Motin, Ellen C Gleeson, Sandro Spiller, Richard J Lewis, Peter J Duggan, Kellie L Tuck, David J Adams

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Palladium on Polydopamine: Its True Potential in Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenations and Heck Coupling Reactions

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  • Author(s): Attila Kunfi, Vivien Szabó, Ágnes Mastalir, Imre Bucsi, Miklós Mohai, Péter Németh, Imre Bertóti, Gábor London


Post‐Synthetic Immobilization of Ni Ions in Porous‐Organic Polymer‐Graphene Composite for the Non‐Noble Metal Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Ahmed B. Soliman, Mohamed H. Hassan, Arwa A. Abugable, Stavros G. Karakalos, Mohamed H. Alkordi


Understanding the Limiting Factors of Solvent‐Annealed Small‐Molecule Bulk‐Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells from a Chemical Perspective

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Daniel Fernandez, Aurelien Viterisi, Vijay Challuri, James W. Ryan, Eugenia Martinez‐Ferrero, Francesc Gispert‐Guirado, Marta Martinez, Eduardo Escudero, Caterina Stenta, Lluis F. Marsal, Emilio Palomares


Comprehensive Insights into the Thermal Stability, Biodegradability, and Combustion Chemistry of Pyrrolidinium‐Based Ionic Liquids

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Gebrekidan Gebresilassie Eshetu, Sangsik Jeong, Pascal Pandard, Amandine Lecocq, Guy Marlair, Stefano Passerini


Solid‐State Lithium Conductors for Lithium Metal Batteries Based on Electrospun Nanofiber/Plastic Crystal Composites

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Yundong Zhou, Xiaoen Wang, Haijin Zhu, Masahiro Yoshizawa‐Fujita, Yukari Miyachi, Michel Armand, Maria Forsyth, George W. Greene, Jennifer M. Pringle, Patrick C. Howlett

Chemistry - A European Journal

Reactivity of NHC Alane Adducts towards N‐Heterocyclic Carbenes and Cyclic (Alkyl)(amino)carbenes: Ring Expansion, Ring Opening, and Al−H Bond Activation

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Heidi Schneider, Andreas Hock, Rüdiger Bertermann, Udo Radius

Chemistry - A European Journal

Rhodium‐Catalyzed Silylative and Germylative Cyclization with Dehydrogenation Leading to 9‐Sila‐ and 9‐Germafluorenes: A Combined Experimental and Computational Mechanistic Study

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Masahito Murai, Ryo Okada, Sobi Asako, Kazuhiko Takai


Effects of the Linking of Cyclopentadienyl and Ketimide Ligands in Titanium Half‐Sandwich Olefin Polymerization Catalysts

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Vojtech Varga, Miloš Večeřa, Róbert Gyepes, Jiří Pinkas, Michal Horáček, Jan Merna, Martin Lamač

Chemistry - A European Journal

Synthesis and Characterization of 2,2′‐Dinitramino‐5,5′‐bi(1‐oxa‐3,4‐diazole) and Derivatives as Economic and Highly Dense Energetic Materials

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Tobias S. Hermann, Konstantin Karaghiosoff, Thomas M. Klapötke, Jörg Stierstorfer


Rational Design of Domain‐Swapping‐Based c ‐Type Cytochrome Heterodimers by Using Chimeric Proteins

  • Published: 21 July 2017
  • Author(s): Mohan Zhang, Tsukasa Nakanishi, Masaru Yamanaka, Satoshi Nagao, Sachiko Yanagisawa, Yasuhito Shomura, Naoki Shibata, Takashi Ogura, Yoshiki Higuchi, Shun Hirota

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June 2017


Yifeng Chen, David Huang, Yizhou Zhao, Timothy R. Newhouse
Allyl-Palladium-Catalyzed Ketone Dehydrogenation Enables Telescoping with Enone α,β-Vicinal Difunctionalization [Communication]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, vol. 56, p. 8258

Stephan Hinderlich, Rudolf Tauber, Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Christian P. R. Hackenberger
Werner Reutter: A Visionary Pioneer in Molecular Glycobiology [Editorial]
ChemBioChem 2017, vol. 18, p. 1141

Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou, Céline Chizallet, Franck Dumeignil, Pascal Fongarland, Christophe Geantet, Pascal Granger, Franck Launay, Axel Löfberg, Pascale Massiani, Françoise Maugé, Armelle Ouali, Anne-Cécile Roger, Yves Schuurman, Nathalie Tanchoux, Denis Uzio, François Jérôme, Daniel Duprez, Catherine Pinel
The Pivotal Role of Catalysis in France: Selected Examples of Recent Advances and Future Prospects. [Review]
ChemCatChem 2017, vol. 9, p. 2029

Klaus Roth, Elisabeth Vaupel
Von Insekten, Chrysanthemen und Menschen [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2017, vol. 51, p. 162

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

Daniele Cortecchia, Cesare Soci, Massimo Cametti, Annamaria Petrozza, Javier Martí-Rujas
Crystal Engineering of a Two-Dimensional Lead-Free Perovskite with Functional Organic Cations by Second-Sphere Coordination [Communication]
ChemPlusChem 2017, vol. 82, p. 681

Yang Song, Rui Peng, Dale K. Hensley, Peter V. Bonnesen, Liangbo Liang, Zili Wu, Harry M. Meyer, Miaofang Chi, 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

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

Ligang Feng, Huaiguo Xue
Advances in Transition-Metal Phosphide Applications in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Catalysis [Minireview]
ChemElectroChem 2017, vol. 4, p. 20

Amal Kumar Mandal, Javeed Mahmood, Jong-Beom Baek
Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks for Optoelectronics and Energy Storage [Focus Review]
ChemNanoMat 2017, vol. 3, p. 373

Tuhin Patra, Debabrata Maiti
Decarboxylation as the Key Step in C−C Bond-Forming Reactions [Review]
Chem. Eur. J. 2017, vol. 23, p. 7382

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, p. 2696

Yunhe Jin, Hua Fu
Visible-Light Photoredox Decarboxylative Couplings [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2017, vol. 6, p. 368

Edmond Differding
The Drug Discovery and Development Industry in India-Two Decades of Proprietary Small-Molecule R&D [Review]
ChemMedChem 2017, vol. 12, p. 786

Gianfranco Pacchioni
Oxygen Vacancy: The Invisible Agent on Oxide Surfaces [Minireview]
ChemPhysChem 2003, vol. 4, p. 1041

Jia-Rong Chen, Dong-Mei Yan, Qiang Wei, Wen-Jing Xiao
Photocascade Catalysis: A New Strategy for Cascade Reactions [Concept]
ChemPhotoChem 2017, vol. 1, p. 148

Sammy W. Verbruggen, Myrthe Van Hal, Tom Bosserez, Jan Rongé, Birger Hauchecorne, Johan A. Martens, Silvia Lenaerts
Inside Back Cover: Harvesting Hydrogen Gas from Air Pollutants with an Unbiased Gas Phase Photoelectrochemical Cell (ChemSusChem 7/2017) [Cover Picture]
ChemSusChem 2017, vol. 10, p. 1640

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

Lakshmana K. Kinthada, K. Naresh Babu, Dikshaa Padhi, Alakesh Bisai
Lewis-Acid-Catalysed Reaction of 3-Hydroxy-2-oxindoles with Terminal Alkynes: Synthetic Approaches to the Pyrroloindoline Alkaloids [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, p. 3078

Biochemische und molekularbiologische Analytik [Bericht]
Lebensmittelchemie 2017, vol. 71, p. 13

Reinhard Zellner
Die Fakten und ihre Wahrnehmung [Bildung & Gesellschaft]
Nachr. Chem. 2017, vol. 65, p. 662

Holger Fleischer
Fehlinterpretation der Fehling-Probe auf reduzierende Zucker - Von der Beobachtung im Chemieunterricht zur Evidenz gegen die Oxidation der Aldehydgruppe [Artikel]
CHEMKON 2017, vol. 24, p. 27

Sarah Millar
Tips and Tricks for the Lab: Column Choices
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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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