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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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Bulletin: Dating by Electrode

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

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Noteworthy: Cs+ Ion Removal

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

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Bulletin: A Sink for Signals

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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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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Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Evolution of Pores and Tortuosity During Sintering

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): Zhihao Hu, Kathy Lu

Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Luminescence and Microstructure of Nd Doped Y 2 Si 2 O 7 Electrospun Fibers

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): Yin Liu, Thomas L. Olson, Yiquan Wu

International Journal of Dairy Technology

Effect of increased initial ripening temperature on the sensory characteristics of R eggianito cheese

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): Roberto J Ceruti, Susana E Zorrilla, Nora G Sabbag, Silvia C Costa, Guillermo A Sihufe

International Journal of Dairy Technology

Influence of inulin and demineralised whey powder addition on the organic acid profiles of probiotic yoghurts

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): Arzu Kavaz, Ihsan Bakirci

Color Research & Application

A comparative study on correlation between personal background and interior color preference

  • Published: 11 July 2014
  • Author(s): Mahshid Baniani, Sari Yamamoto

Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research

Odour detection threshold and consumer rejection of 1,1,6‐trimethyl‐1,2‐dihydronaphthalene in 1‐year‐old R iesling wines

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): C.F. Ross, A.C. Zwink, L. Castro, R. Harrison

International Journal of Dairy Technology

Process for improving the quality of direct acidified C ottage cheese

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Subarna Makhal, Suresh Kumar Kanawjia, Apurba Giri

International Journal of Dairy Technology

Biogenic amine content in C hilean G auda cheese: physico‐chemical and microbiological factors that may influence this content

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Carmen Brito, Natalia Cid, Ociel Muñoz, Andrea Báez, Mariela Horzella

Biomedical Chromatography

Simultaneous determination of plasma creatinine, uric acid, kynurenine and tryptophan by high‐performance liquid chromatography: method validation and in application to the assessment of renal function

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Jianxing Zhao


Highly sensitive fluorescence and SERS detection of azide through a simple click reaction of 8‐chloroquinoline and phenylacetylene

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Qing Zeng, Lingling Ye, Lu Ma, Wenqing Yin, Tingsheng Li, Aihui Liang, Zhiliang Jiang

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Operando X‐ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies of Sintering for Supported Copper Catalysts during Liquid‐phase Reaction

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Brandon J. O'Neill, Jeffrey T. Miller, Paul J. Dietrich, Fred G. Sollberger, Fabio H. Ribeiro, James A. Dumesic


Extending the Structural Diversity of α‐Flavonoid Glycosides with Engineered Glucansucrases

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Yannick Malbert, Sandra Pizzut‐Serin, Stéphane Massou, Emmanuelle Cambon, Sandrine Laguerre, Pierre Monsan, François Lefoulon, Sandrine Morel, Isabelle André, Magali Remaud‐Simeon


Analogies and Differences in Palladium‐Catalyzed CO/Styrene and Ethylene/Methyl Acrylate Copolymerization Reactions

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Vera Rosar, Angelo Meduri, Tiziano Montini, Francesco Fini, Carla Carfagna, Paolo Fornasiero, Gabriele Balducci, Ennio Zangrando, Barbara Milani


π‐Extended DPCB for Activation‐Free Homogeneous Gold Catalysis

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Shigekazu Ito, Masaki Nanko, Koichi Mikami


Evolution and Reactivity of Active Oxygen Species on sp 2 @sp 3 Core–Shell Carbon for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation Reaction

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Xiaoyan Sun, Rui Wang, Bingsen Zhang, Rui Huang, Xing Huang, Dang Sheng Su, Tong Chen, Changxi Miao, Weimin Yang


Theoretical Study on Experimentally Detected Sc 2 S@C 84

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Chong Zhao, Dan Lei, Li‐Hua Gan, Zhu‐Xia Zhang, Chun‐Ru Wang


Macromolecule Loading into Spherical, Elliptical, Star‐Like and Cubic Calcium Carbonate Carriers

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Bogdan V. Parakhonskiy, Alexey M. Yashchenok, Senem Donatan, Dmitry V. Volodkin, Francesco Tessarolo, Renzo Antolini, Helmuth Möhwald, Andre G. Skirtach


Mechanical Properties and Failure Mechanisms of Graphene under a Central Load

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Shuaiwei Wang, Baocheng Yang, Shouren Zhang, Jinyun Yuan, Yubing Si, Houyang Chen


Do Ni/Cu and Cu/Ni Alloys have Different Catalytic Performances towards Water‐Gas Shift? A Density Functional Theory Investigation

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Yu Cheng Huang, Tao Zhou, Hai Liu, ChongYi Ling, SuFan Wang, Jin Yan Du

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Heterobinuclear Zn–Ln and Ni–Ln Complexes with Schiff‐Base and Carbacylamidophosphate Ligands: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Catalytic Activity

  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • Author(s): Oleksiy V. Amirkhanov, Olesia V. Moroz, Kateryna O. Znovjyak, Tetiana Yu. Sliva, Larysa V. Penkova, Tetyana Yushchenko, Lukasz Szyrwiel, Irina S. Konovalova, Viktoriya V. Dyakonenko, Oleg V. Shishkin, Vladimir M. Amirkhanov

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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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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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