ACES Newsletter 2


ACES Newsletter 2

March 2016


Dear Society Member,

Welcome to the second Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES) newsletter. Here you’ll find out all the latest about ACES activities, partners, and publications, as well as getting a sneak peek into some of the best papers from the ACES journals.

Most Popular Articles
The most read articles in the ACES journals from the past 12 months are now free to read for a limited time. Also, don’t forget that colour for figures is now free in all ACES journals!


Synthesis of Functionalized Phenols via the Cascade Reactions of Allenic Ketones with β-Diketones
Xuesen Fan, Meng Yan, Yan He, Nana Shen, Xinying Zhang

3-Alkyloxycyclobutanones as Useful Synthons for Heterocycle and Carbocycle Synthesis
Shi Chen, Gang Shan, Pengju Nie, Yu Rao


Aptamer CaCO3 Nanostructures: A Facile, pH-Responsive, Specific Platform for Targeted Anticancer Theranostics
Cuisong Zhou, Tao Chen, Cuichen Wu, Guizhi Zhu, Liping Qiu, Cheng Cui, Weijia Hou, Weihong Tan

Iodine-Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling Reactions Utilizing C–H and X–H as Nucleophiles
Dong Liu, Aiwen Lei


Graphene Oxide Wrapping of Gold–Silica Core–Shell Nanohybrids for Photoacoustic Signal Generation and Bimodal Imaging
Sivaramapanicker Sreejith, James Joseph, Kim Truc Nguyen, Vadakke Matham Murukeshan, Sun Woh Lye, Yanli Zhao

Graphitic Carbon Nitride/Graphene Hybrids as New Active Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
Yang Zhao, Jing Zhang, Liangti Qu

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12 Tips for Referees

Being asked to review a scientific article is a big responsibility, but how do you know if you’re doing a good job?
Here’s a collection of 12 top tips to help you to compile first-rate referee reports.

Awardee Associate Professor
Siwaporn Meejoo Smith



This year’s Wiley-Chemical Society of Thailand Award for Contributions to Green Chemistry was won by Associate Professor Siwaporn Meejoo Smith from Mahidol University.
More awards together with ACES societies can be found here.

2016 TCR Lecturer
Professor David MacMillan


The Chemical Record (TCR) Lecture 2016

The 2016 TCR Lecturer is Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University, USA. He will present the TCR Lecture at the 96th CSJ Annual Meeting at Doshisha University, Kyotanabe, Japan, on March 25, 2016.


Society News

Funding available! Your local chemical society has funds available for all sorts of research-related activities. Find out more about these schemes as well as how and when to apply.

Free Online Sample Issues 2016

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All your ACES societies thank all authors, reviewers, and readers for making ACES such a fantastic success story.

We look forward to more exciting collaborations, and great chemistry of course, in the future.