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24 August 2019 – Chinese Chemical Society and Chemical Society of Japan join three other chemical societies

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01 January 2019 – Selected funny, serious, instructive, fascinating, surprising, ... projects around the periodic table

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Spotlight: 100th Anniversary: Death of Carl Alexander von Martius

26 February 2020 – German chemist developed important, industrially used dyes

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Noteworthy: Conformationally Stable [4]Helicenes

25 February 2020 – First highly enantioselective synthesis of 1,12‐disubstituted [4]carbohelicenes

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24 February 2020 – Photocontrolled, transition-metal-free synthesis of n‐type conjugated polymers

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06 November 2018 Interview with Neville Compton, Editor-in-Chief of Angewandte Chemie

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02 October 2017 International scientists met in Berlin for the WiFo, the GDCh’s biannual conference on all aspects of chemistry


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Nachrichten aus der Chemie

01 January 1953 Membership magazine of the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, German Chemical Society)

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Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

How rootstock/scion combinations affect watermelon fruit quality after harvest?

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Elazar Fallik, Carmit Ziv

Phytotherapy Research

Doxorubicin‐induced normal breast epithelial cellular aging and its related breast cancer growth through mitochondrial autophagy and oxidative stress mitigated by ginsenoside Rh2

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Jingang Hou, Yeejin Yun, Jianjie Xue, Byeongmin Jeon, Sunchang Kim

Advanced Materials

An NIR‐Responsive DNA‐Mediated Nanotetrahedron Enhances the Clearance of Senescent Cells

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Aihua Qu, Xiaoling Wu, Si Li, Maozhong Sun, Liguang Xu, Hua Kuang, Chuanlai Xu

Advanced Functional Materials

Hierarchical Microswarms with Leader–Follower‐Like Structures: Electrohydrodynamic Self‐Organization and Multimode Collective Photoresponses

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Xiong Liang, Fangzhi Mou, Zhen Huang, Jianhua Zhang, Ming You, Leilei Xu, Ming Luo, Jianguo Guan

Advanced Functional Materials

Synergistically Tuning Electronic Structure of Porous β‐Mo2C Spheres by Co Doping and Mo‐Vacancies Defect Engineering for Optimizing Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Activity

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Yufei Ma, Meng Chen, Hongbo Geng, Huafeng Dong, Ping Wu, Xiumin Li, Guoqing Guan, Tiejun Wang

Advanced Functional Materials

Gold‐Supported Gadolinium Doped CoB Amorphous Sheet: A New Benchmark Electrocatalyst for Water Oxidation with High Turnover Frequency

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Tanveer ul Haq, Said A. Mansour, Akhtar Munir, Yousef Haik

Advanced Materials

Highly Efficient and Stable GABr‐Modified Ideal‐Bandgap (1.35 eV) Sn/Pb Perovskite Solar Cells Achieve 20.63% Efficiency with a Record Small Voc Deficit of 0.33 V

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Xianyong Zhou, Luozheng Zhang, Xingzhu Wang, Chang Liu, Shi Chen, Meiqing Zhang, Xiangnan Li, Wendi Yi, Baomin Xu

Advanced Functional Materials

Interfacial Bonding of Metal‐Sulfides with Double Carbon for Improving Reversibility of Advanced Alkali‐Ion Batteries

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Peng Ge, Liming Zhang, Wenqing Zhao, Yue Yang, Wei Sun, Xiaobo Ji

Advanced Functional Materials

Self‐Healing, Flexible, and Tailorable Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Self‐Powered Sensors based on Thermal Effect of Infrared Radiation

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Xingyi Dai, Long‐Biao Huang, Yuzhang Du, Jiancheng Han, Qiuqun Zheng, Jie Kong, Jianhua Hao

Advanced Materials

Vision Statement: Materials in Motion

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Ben L. Feringa

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European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Front Cover: Efficient Synthesis of Antigenic Trisaccharides Containing N‐Acetylglucosamine: Protection of NHAc as NAc2 (Eur. J. Org. Chem. /2020)

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Masato Tsutsui, Julinton Sianturi, Seiji Masui, Kento Tokunaga, Yoshiyuki Manabe, Koichi Fukase

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Cover Feature: Mechanistic Study on Ring‐Contracting Skeletal Rearrangement from Porphycene to Isocorrole by Experimental and Theoretical Methods (Eur. J. Org. Chem. /2020)

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Taro Koide, Takafumi Maeda, Tsukasa Abe, Yoshihito Shiota, Yoshio Yano, Toshikazu Ono, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Yoshio Hisaeda

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Front Cover: Dynamic Gold(I) Complexes of Hexa‐tert‐butyl‐octaphosphane (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. /2020)

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Toni Grell, Evamarie Hey‐Hawkins

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Dynamic Gold(I) Complexes of Hexa‐tert‐butyl‐octaphosphane

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Toni Grell, Evamarie Hey‐Hawkins

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Cover Feature: Accepting to Donate: NDI‐Based Small Molecule as a Donor for Bulk Heterojunction Binary Solar Cells (Eur. J. Org. Chem. /2020)

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Ruchika Mishra, Sujesh S, Archana V.S, Ayushi Kaushik, Gaurav Gupta, Rahul Singhal, Ganesh D. Sharma, Jeyaraman Sankar

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover Feature: Corner‐ and Side‐Opened Cage Silsesquioxanes: Structural Effects on the Materials Properties (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. /2020)

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Hiroaki Imoto, Yukiho Ueda, Yuri Sato, Masashi Nakamura, Koji Mitamura, Seiji Watase, Kensuke Naka

European Journal of Organic Chemistry

Front Cover: Benzoxaborole Catalyst for Site‐Selective Modification of Polyols (Eur. J. Org. Chem. /2020)

  • Published: 26 February 2020
  • Author(s): Shuhei Kusano, Shoto Miyamoto, Aki Matsuoka, Yuji Yamada, Ryuta Ishikawa, Osamu Hayashida


One‐Pot Conversion of Lignin into Naphthenes Catalyzed by a Heterogeneous Rhenium Oxide‐Modified Iridium Compound

  • Published: 25 February 2020
  • Author(s): Xinxin Li, Bo Zhang, Xiaoli Pan, Jianwei Ji, Yujing Ren, Hua Wang, Na Ji, Qiying Liu, Changzhi Li

Chemistry - A European Journal

Barium‐Catalysed Dehydrocoupling of Hydrosilanes and Borinic Acids: A Mechanistic Insight

  • Published: 25 February 2020
  • Author(s): Erwann Le Coz, Ziyun Zhang, Thierry Roisnel, Luigi Cavallo, Laura Falivene, Jean‐François Carpentier, Yann Sarazin

Chemistry - A European Journal

Halogen Bonding Interactions of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and the Potential for Thyroid Disruption

  • Published: 25 February 2020
  • Author(s): Eric S. Marsan, Craig A. Bayse

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December 2019


Duanyang Kong, Patrick J. Moon, Odey Bsharat, Rylan J. Lundgren
Direct Catalytic Decarboxylative Amination of Aryl Acetic Acids [Research Article]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, vol. 59, no. 3, p. 1313

Bing Liu, Lihui He, Liping Wang, Tao Li, Changcheng Li, Huayi Liu, Yunzi Luo, Rui Bao
Protein Crystallography and Site-Direct Mutagenesis Analysis of the Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Hydrolase PETase from Ideonella sakaiensis [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2018, vol. 19, no. 14, p. 1471

Isabela C. Man, Hai-Yan Su, Federico Calle-Vallejo, Heine A. Hansen, José I. Martínez, Nilay G. Inoglu, John Kitchin, Thomas F. Jaramillo, Jens K. Nørskov, Jan Rossmeisl
Universality in Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysis on Oxide Surfaces [Full Paper]
ChemCatChem 2011, vol. 3, no. 7, p. 1159

Wolfgang Pfeiffer, Van Than Nguyen, Jan Neumann, Dirk Awe, Jens Tränckner
Operation and Control of a Full-Scale Biogas Plant Treating Wastewater from the Cleaning of Car Tanks [Research Article]
Chem. Eng. Technol. 2020, vol. 43, no. 1, p. 84

Dieter Wöhrle
Kunststoffe [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2019, vol. 53, no. 1, p. 50

Luling Wu, Xue Tian, Hai-Hao Han, Jie Wang, Robin R. Groleau, Paramabhorn Tosuwan, Boontana Wannalerse, Adam C. Sedgwick, Steven D. Bull, Xiao-Peng He, Tony D. James
A Simple Near-Infrared Fluorescent Probe for the Detection of Peroxynitrite [Communication]
ChemistryOpen 2019, vol. 8, no. 12, p. 1407

Daewoo Han, Andrew J. Steckl
Coaxial Electrospinning Formation of Complex Polymer Fibers and their Applications [Review]
ChemPlusChem 2019, vol. 84, no. 10, p. 1453

Miaofang Chi, Harry M. Meyer, Zili Wu, Liangbo Liang, Peter V. Bonnesen, Dale K. Hensley, Rui Peng, Yang Song, 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, no. 19, 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, no. 1-2, 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, no. 2, p. 75

Lucia Mazzapioda, Carmelo Lo Vecchio, Annalisa Paolone, Antonino Salvatore Aricò, Vincenzo Baglio, Maria Assunta Navarra
Enhancing Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalytic Activity Using a Sub-Stoichiometric CaTiO3−δ Additive [Cover Profile]
ChemElectrochem 2019, vol. 6, no. 24, p. 5910

S. Ghosh, B. Pradhan
Lead-Free Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: Challenges, Applications, and Future Aspects [Minireview]
ChemNanoMat 2019, vol. 5, no. 3, p. 300

Frank Tabellion, Christoph Peters, Uwe Fischbeck, Manfred Regitz, Fritz Preuss
Imidovanadium(V) Complexes as Reaction Partners for Kinetically Stabilized Phosphaalkynes: Synthesis of 1,2,4‐Azaphosphavanada(V)‐cyclobutenes, 1,3,5‐Triphosphabenzenes, and 1H‐1,2,4‐Azadiphospholes [Organophosphorus Compounds, Part 148 : Full Paper]
Chem. Eur. J. 2000, vol. 6, no. 24, p. 4558

Byunghyuck Jung, Jungkyu K. Lee, Jungnam Kim, Eunhye K. Kang, Sang Yeong Han, Hee-Yoon Lee, Insung S. Choi
Synthetic Strategies for (−)-Cannabidiol and Its Structural Analogs [Minireview]
Chem. Asian J. 2019, vol. 14, no. 21, p. 3749

Arun K. Sinha, Danish Equbal
Thiol−Ene Reaction: Synthetic Aspects and Mechanistic Studies of an Anti-Markovnikov-Selective Hydrothiolation of Olefins [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 2019, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 32

Avick Kumar Ghosh, Indranil Samanta, Anushree Mondal, Wenshe Ray Liu
Covalent Inhibition in Drug Discovery [Review]
ChemMedChem 2019, vol. 14, no. 9, p. 889

Andrea Álvarez, Marta Borges, Juan José Corral-Pérez, Joan Giner Olcina, Lingjun Hu, Damien Cornu, Rui Huang, Dragos Stoian, Atsushi Urakawa
CO2 Activation over Catalytic Surfaces [Concept]
ChemPhysChem 2017, vol. 18, no. 22, p. 3135

Matthias Freitag, Nadja Möller, Andreas Rühling, Cristian A. Strassert, Bart Jan Ravoo, Frank Glorius
Photocatalysis in the Dark: Near-Infrared Light Driven Photoredox Catalysis by an Upconversion Nanoparticle/Photocatalyst System [Communication]
ChemPhotoChem 2019, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 24

Mingshuai Ma, Lin Dai, Chuanling Si, Lanfeng Hui, Zhong Liu, Yonghao Ni
Front Cover: A Facile Preparation of Super Long-Term Stable Lignin Nanoparticles from Black Liquor (ChemSusChem 24/2019) [Cover Picture]
ChemSusChem 2019, vol. 12, no. 24, p. 5213

Stephen A. Matlin, Goverdhan Mehta, Henning Hopf, Alain Krief
The Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements and Sustainable Development [Essay]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2019, p. 4170

Luca Capaldo, Davide Ravelli
Hydrogen Atom Transfer (HAT): A Versatile Strategy for Substrate Activation in Photocatalyzed Organic Synthesis [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2017, p. 2056

Cover Picture Lebensmittelchemie 6/2019 [Cover Picture]
Lebensmittelchemie 2019, vol. 73, no. 6

Elementerätsel 1 [Wissenschaft + Forschung]
Nachr. Chem. 2019, vol. 67, no. 12, p. 40

Schüleraufgabe: CHEMKON 2/2017 [Schüleraufgabe]
CHEMKON 2017, vol. 24, no. 2, p. 91

Zheng Ma, Douglas R. MacFarlane, Mega Kar
Mg Cathode Materials and Electrolytes for Rechargeable Mg Batteries: A Review [Minireview]
Batteries & Supercaps 2019, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 115

Catharina Goedecke
Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?
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Eric J. Popczun, Carlos G. Read, Christopher W. Roske, Nathan S. Lewis, Raymond E. Schaak
Highly Active Electrocatalysis of the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction by Cobalt Phosphide Nanoparticles
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, vol. 53, pp. 5427–5430

Philippe Compain, Anne Bodlenner
The Multivalent Effect in Glycosidase Inhibition: A New, Rapidly Emerging Topic in Glycoscience [Minireview]
ChemBioChem 2014, vol. 15, pp. 1239–1251

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

Félix Sancenón, Lluís Pascual, Mar Oroval, Elena Aznar, Ramón Martínez-Máñez
Gated Silica Mesoporous Materials in Sensing Applications [Review]
ChemistryOpen 2015, vol. 4, pp. 418–437

Jun Pu, Tingting Wang, Haiyang Wang, Yao Tong, Chenchen Lu, Wei Kong, Zhenghua Wang
Direct Growth of NiCo2S4 Nanotube Arrays on Nickel Foam as High-Performance Binder-Free Electrodes for Supercapacitors [Full Paper]
ChemPlusChem 2014, vol. 79, pp. 577–583

Francisco Trespalacios, Ignacio E. Grossmann
Review of Mixed-Integer Nonlinear and Generalized Disjunctive Programming Methods [Review]
Chemie Ingenieur Technik 2014, vol. 86, pp. 991–1012

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

Matthew N. Hopkinson, Basudev Sahoo, Jun-Long Li, Frank Glorius
Dual Catalysis Sees the Light: Combining Photoredox with Organo-, Acid, and Transition-Metal Catalysis [Minireview]
Chemistry – A European Journal 2014, vol. 20, pp. 3874–3886

Yinuo Wu, Jun Wang, Fei Mao, Fuk Yee Kwong
Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Dehydrogenative Functionalization of C(sp2)–H Bonds [Focus Review]
Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2014, vol. 9, pp. 26–47

Derong Cao, Herbert Meier
Pillar[n]arenes—a Novel, Highly Promising Class of Macrocyclic Host Molecules [Focus Review]
Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry 2014, vol. 3, pp. 244–262

Daniel Gallenkamp, Kathy A. Gelato, Bernard Haendler, Hilmar Weinmann
Bromodomains and Their Pharmacological Inhibitors [Review]
ChemMedChem 2014, vol. 9, pp. 438–464

Antonio Bauzá, Tiddo J. Mooibroek, Antonio Frontera
The Bright Future of Unconventional σ/π-Hole Interactions [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2015, vol. 16, pp. 2496–2517

Ksenia S. Egorova, Valentine P. Ananikov
Toxicity of Ionic Liquids: Eco(cyto)activity as Complicated, but Unavoidable Parameter for Task-Specific Optimization [Review]
ChemSusChem 2014, vol. 7, pp. 336–360

Shunichi Fukuzumi, Dachao Hong
Homogeneous versus Heterogeneous Catalysts in Water Oxidation [Microreview]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, pp. 645–659

Fabien Toulgoat, Sébastien Alazet, Thierry Billard
Direct Trifluoromethylthiolation Reactions: The “Renaissance” of an Old Concept [Microreview]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, pp. 2415–2428

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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