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24 May 2018 – Highly conductive electrode materials from ultrathin carbon nanofiber aerogels derived from nanofibrillated cellulose

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23 May 2018 – Universal pH-regulated assembly of DNA nanostructures

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19 May 2018 – Overview of the latest issue of Angewandte Chemie

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01 January 2018 Dr. Matthias Urmann, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, has been elected President of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)

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Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology

Low doses of Paclitaxel repress breast cancer invasion through DJ ‐1/ KLF 17 signalling pathway

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Ismail Ahmed Ismail, Gamal H El‐Sokkary, Saber H Saber

Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Structural and spectroscopic investigations on the crystallization of uranium brannerite phases in glass

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Yingjie Zhang, Inna Karatchevtseva, Linggen Kong, Tao Wei, Zhaoming Zhang

Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology

Scale‐up and economic analysis of the production of ligninolytic enzymes from a side‐stream of the organosolv process

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Thelmo A Lú‐Chau, José C Martínez‐Patiño, Beatriz Gullón, María García‐Torreiro, María T Moreira, Juan M Lema, Gemma Eibes

Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals

Simplified and robust one‐step radiosynthesis of [ 18 F]DCFPyL via direct radiofluorination and cartridge‐based purification

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Mark H. Dornan, José‐Mathieu Simard, Antoine Leblond, Daniel Juneau, Guila Delouya, Fred Saad, Cynthia Ménard, Jean N. DaSilva

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry

1 H and 13 C assignments of 6‐, 8‐, 9‐ substituted purines

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Álvaro Lorente‐Macías, Manuel Benítez‐Quesada, Ignacio J. Molina, Asier Unciti‐Broceta, Juan José Díaz‐Mochón, María José Pineda de las Infantas Villatoro

Chemistry & Biodiversity

1,2,3‐Triazole Tagged 3 H ‐Pyrano[2,3‐ d ]pyrimidine‐6‐carboxylate Derivatives: Synthesis, in Vitro Cytotoxicity, Molecular Docking and DNA Interaction Studies

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Sathish Kumar Boda, Vasantha Pishka, P. V. Anantha Lakshmi, Srinivas Chinde, Paramjit Grover

Chemistry & Biodiversity

Popolohuanones G – I, Dimeric Sesquiterpene Quinones with IL‐6 Inhibitory Activity from the Marine Sponge Dactylospongia elegans

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Jing Li, Wei Wu, Fan Yang, Li Liu, Shu‐Ping Wang, Wei‐Hua Jiao, Shi‐Hai Xu, Hou‐Wen Lin

Chemistry & Biodiversity

Iridoids from Pedicularis verticillata and Their Anti‐Complementary Activity

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Ming‐Hui Shao, Wei Dai, Si‐Wen Yuan, Yan Lu, Dao‐Feng Chen, Qi Wang

Chemistry & Biodiversity

Variations in Essential Oil Composition and Antioxidant Activity in Perovskia abrotanoides Kar . Collected from Different Regions in Iran

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Zahra Ghaffari, Mehdi Rahimmalek, Mohammad R. Sabzalian


Initiation of Carbon Nanofiber Growth on Polycrystalline Nickel Foam under Low Ethylene Pressure

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Joline M. Roemers‐van Beek, Zhu‐Jun Wang, Ali Rinaldi, Marc G. Willinger, Leon Lefferts

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Initiation of Carbon Nanofiber Growth on Polycrystalline Nickel Foam under Low Ethylene Pressure

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  • Author(s): Joline M. Roemers‐van Beek, Zhu‐Jun Wang, Ali Rinaldi, Marc G. Willinger, Leon Lefferts


Drug Discovery for Leishmaniasis. Edited by Luis Rivas and Carmen Gil

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Steven L. Cobb


Cationic and Neutral N ‐Heterocyclic Carbene Gold(I) Complexes: Cytotoxicity, NCI‐60 Screening, Cellular Uptake, Inhibition of Mammalian Thioredoxin Reductase, and Reactive Oxygen Species Formation

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Chen Zhang, Catherine Hemmert, Heinz Gornitzka, Olivier Cuvillier, Ming Zhang, Raymond Wai‐Yin Sun


Fully Automated Production and Characterization of 64 Cu and Proof‐of‐Principle Small‐Animal PET Imaging Using 64 Cu‐Labelled CA XII Targeting 6A10 Fab

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Luise Fiedler, Markus Kellner, Rosel Oos, Guido Böning, Sibylle Ziegler, Peter Bartenstein, Reinhard Zeidler, Franz Josef Gildehaus, Simon Lindner


Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Indole‐2‐carbohydrazide Derivatives as Anticancer Agents with Anti‐angiogenic and Antiproliferative Activities

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Jianqiang Zhang, Tongyang Liu, Mei Chen, Feifei Liu, Xingyuan Liu, Jihong Zhang, Jun Lin, Yi Jin

Chemistry - A European Journal

The Gold(I)‐Mediated Domino Reaction to Fused Diphenyl Phosphoniumfluorenes: Mechanistic Consequences for Gold‐Catalyzed Hydroarylations and Application in Solar Cells

  • Published: 23 May 2018
  • Author(s): Sebastian Arndt, Jan Borstelmann, Rebeka Eshagh Saatlo, Patrick W. Antoni, Frank Rominger, Matthias Rudolph, Qingzhi An, Yana Vaynzof, A. Stephen K. Hashmi

Chemistry - A European Journal

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Homogeneous Thiol‐Linked NHC*‐Au‐Albumin and ‐Trastuzumab Bioconjugates

  • Published: 22 May 2018
  • Author(s): Maria J. Matos, Carlos Labão‐Almeida, Claire Sayers, Oyinlola Dada, Matthias Tacke, Gonçalo J. L. Bernardes

Chemistry - A European Journal

Investigation of Bistetramethylammonium Hydrogencyclotriphosphate—A Molecular Rotor?

  • Published: 22 May 2018
  • Author(s): Martin Mangstl, Johannes Weber, Daniel Jardón‐Álvarez, Olaf Burghaus, Bernhard Roling, Jörn Schmedt auf der Günne

Chemistry - A European Journal

Directional Self‐Sorting with Cucurbit[8]uril Controlled by Allosteric π–π and Metal–Metal Interactions

  • Published: 22 May 2018
  • Author(s): Kondalarao Kotturi, Eric Masson

Chemistry - A European Journal

Mesoporous MFI Zeolite with a 2D Square Structure Directed by Surfactants with an Azobenzene Tail Group

  • Published: 22 May 2018
  • Author(s): Xuefeng Shen, Wenting Mao, Yanhang Ma, Honggen Peng, Dongdong Xu, Peng Wu, Lu Han, Shunai Che

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Most-accessed articles from each ChemPubSoc Europe, ACES, and GDCh journal

March 2018


Zhang Luo, Bing Liu
Shape‐Tunable Colloids from Structured Liquid Droplet Templates [Cover Picture]
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10.1002/anie.201802726

Coline Jumeaux, Olov Wahlsten, Stephan Block, Eunjung Kim, Rona Chandrawati, Philip D. Howes, Fredrik Höök, Molly M. Stevens
MicroRNA Detection by DNA-Mediated Liposome Fusion [Communication]
ChemBioChem 2018, vol. 19, p. 434

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, p. 1159

Matthias Schäfer, Bernhard Hauck, Jochen Kuhn, Roland Ulber
Analytik mit Licht - Das Smartphone-Photometer [Artikel]
Chem. Unserer Zeit 2018, vol. 52, p. 52

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

Hanshen Xin, Xike Gao
Application of Azulene in Constructing Organic Optoelectronic Materials: New Tricks for an Old Dog [Minireview]
ChemPlusChem 2017, vol. 82, p. 945

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, p. 6055

Hubert Rauscher, Kirsten Rasmussen, Birgit Sokull-Klüttgen
Regulatory Aspects of Nanomaterials in the EU [Research Article]
Chem. Ing. Tech. 2017, vol. 89, p. 224

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

Robert A. W. Dryfe, Briony Setterfield-Price, Joanne Tory, František Hartl
[M(CO)4(2,2′‐bipyridine)] (M=Cr, Mo, W) Complexes as Efficient Catalysts for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 at a Gold Electrode [Communication]
ChemElectroChem 2015, vol. 2, p. 213

Yinghui Xue, Qin Zhang, Tao Zhang, Lei Fu
Black Phosphorus: Properties, Synthesis, and Applications in Energy Conversion and Storage [Focus Review]
ChemNanoMat 2017, vol. 3, p. 352

Maximilian Koy, Frederik Sandfort, Adrian Tlahuext-Aca, Linda Quach, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Frank Glorius
Palladium-Catalyzed Decarboxylative Heck-Type Coupling of Activated Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids Enabled by Visible Light [Communication]
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, vol. 24, p. 4552

Jian Lv, Qi Zhang, Mao Cai, Yanfang Han, Sanzhong Luo
Aromatic Aminocatalysis [Focus Review]
Chem. Asian J. 2018, vol. 13, p. 740

Hidetoshi Noda, Naoya Kumagai, Masakatsu Shibasaki
Abstract [Focus Review]
Asian J. Org. Chem. 10.1002/ajoc.201800013

Albert J. Kooistra, Márton Vass, Ross McGuire, Rob Leurs, Iwan J. P. de Esch, Gert Vriend, Stefan Verhoeven, Chris de Graaf
3D-e-Chem: Structural Cheminformatics Workflows for Computer-Aided Drug Discovery [Full Paper]
ChemMedChem 2018, vol. 13, p. 614

Zhoufeng Bian, Sonali Das, Ming Hui Wai, Plaifa Hongmanorom, Sibudjing Kawi
A Review on Bimetallic Nickel-Based Catalysts for CO2 Reforming of Methane [Review]
ChemPhysChem 2017, vol. 18, p. 3117

Turkan Gamze Ulusoy Ghobadi, Amir Ghobadi, Ekmel Ozbay, Ferdi Karadas
Strategies for Plasmonic Hot-Electron-Driven Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting [Review]
ChemPhotoChem 2018, vol. 2, p. 161

An-Na Cho, Nam-Gyu Park
Impact of Interfacial Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells [Review]
ChemSusChem 2017, vol. 10, p. 3687

Jeffrey A. Rood, Sondra E. Hinman, Bruce C. Noll, Kenneth W. Henderson
The Use of Halide‐Substituted Anilines for the Formation of Magnesium Imides [Full Paper]
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, p. 3935

D. B. Ramachary [Author Profile]
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 10.1002/ejoc.201800182

46. Deutscher Lebensmittelchemikertag 2017 in Würzburg [Tagung]
Lebensmittelchemie 2018, vol. 72, p. 1

Peter Chen
Chemistry 4.0 [Leitartikel]
Nachr. Chem. 2018, vol. 66, p. 203

Ira Caspari, Gisela Weber-Peukert, Nicole Graulich
Der Einsatz von Modellen zum Erkenntnisgewinn / Eine Unterrichtseinheit zur Förderung der Modellkompetenz im Kontext „Batterie“ unter explizitem Einbezug von Schülervorstellungen [Aus der Schule]
CHEMKON 2018, vol. 25, p. 23

Catharina Goedecke
Why Does Iodine Turn Starch Blue?
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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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