Hot ChemComm articles for July

All of the referee-recommended articles below are free to access until 20th August 2014

Magnetic, superhydrophobic and durable silicone sponges and their applications in removal of organic pollutants from water
Lingxiao Li, Bucheng Li, Lei Wu, Xia Zhao and Junping Zhang  
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7831-7833
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03045A, Communication


Electrochemiluminescent swimmers for dynamic enzymatic sensing
Milica Sentic, Stephane Arbault, Bertrand Goudeau, Dragan Manojlovic, Alexander Kuhn, Laurent Bouffier and Neso Sojic  
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04105D, Communication

 


Nucleobase-functionalized ABC triblock copolymers: self-assembly of supramolecular architectures
Keren Zhang, Gregory B. Fahs, Motohiro Aiba, Robert B. Moore and Timothy E. Long  
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9145-9148
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03363A, Communication
From themed collection Polymer Self-Assembly


Thermo-regulated phase separable catalysis (TPSC)-based atom transfer radical polymerization in a thermo-regulated ionic liquid
Xiangyang Du, Jinlong Pan, Mengting Chen, Lifen Zhang, Zhenping Cheng and Xiulin Zhu  
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9266-9269
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03918A, Communication


The photo-thermal plasmonic effect in spin crossover@silica–gold nanocomposites
Iurii Suleimanov, José Sánchez Costa, Gábor Molnár, Lionel Salmon and Azzedine Bousseksou  
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02652G, Communication


An “Off-axis” Mn–Mn bond in Mn2(CO)10 at high pressure
Piero Macchi, Nicola Casati, Shaun R. Evans, Fabia Gozzo, Petra Simoncic and Davide Tiana  
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04152F, Communication

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ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship: Marina Kuimova

Dr Marina Kuimova (Imperial College London) was a recipient of the 2013 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

Marina has just completed her lectureship tour which took place in three locations in Europe from 7 – 13 July:

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ChemComm Lectureship recipient Marina Kuimova giving her lecture at the IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry

Our annual lectureship recognises an emerging scientist in the early stages of their independent academic career.

Professor Louise Berben (University of California Davis, USA) was the other recipient of the lectureship last year and we have just announced the 2014 winners - look out for further details of their lectureship tours soon.

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ChemComm introduces Rachel Caruso as Associate Editor

We would like give Rachel Caruso, from the University of Melbourne a warm welcome into the ChemComm team as a new Associate Editor.

Rachel is a materials chemist with expertise in the fabrication of advanced porous functional materials. She is now accepting submissions to ChemComm in the area of materials chemistry.

Biography

Rachel completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow and group leader at Berlin’s Hahn-Meitner Institute and the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany. She returned to Australia in 2003 to take up an Australian Research Council Fellowship. Since 2008, Rachel has held a joint appointment between the University of Melbourne and CSIRO as an Associate Professor and Reader in the School of Chemistry and as a CEO Science Leader in the division of Materials Science and Engineering. She currently leads an Advanced Porous Materials research group which consists of postdoctoral fellows and PhD students at both the Univeristy of Melbourne and CSIRO.

With over 60 research papers accepted in international journals with high impact factors, Rachel’s publications are extremely well cited and she has had her research displayed on six journal covers.

Submit your next top-notch, high-impact Communication to Rachel Caruso’s Editorial Office

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Announcing the 24th International Symposium: Synthesis in Organic Chemistry (OS24)

The Organic Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry is pleased to announce that the 24th International Symposium: Synthesis in Organic Chemistry (OS24) will take place from 20-23 July 2015. You are invited you to join them at Churchill College, Cambridge for award-winning speakers, evening lectures and extensive opportunities for networking.

The Synthesis in Organic Chemistry conference series is a renowned and long-running flagship event for the international organic chemistry community – a valuable chance to explore the most recent methodologies and strategies in contemporary organic synthesis.

Register your interest to receive updates and deadline alerts for this conference.

The conference will feature 2 poster sessions, and abstract submission is now open – submit your abstract before 14 February 2015.

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ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship: Louise Berben

Professor Louise A. Berben (University of California Davis, USA) was one of the recipients of the 2013 ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureships.

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ChemComm Lectureship recipient Louise Berben with Deputy Editor Jane Hordern

Louise has just completed her lectureship tour which took her to Imperial College London and the University of Bristol in the UK; she concluded her tour by giving a plenary lecture at Challenges in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry (ISACS13), in Dublin, Ireland. Congratulations Louise!

Our annual lectureship recognises an emerging scientist in the early stages of their independent academic career.

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Molecular Brass

Victoria Richards writes about a hot ChemComm article for Chemistry World

Brass has been known to man since prehistoric times; now scientists in Germany have isolated the first molecular example of the copper–zinc alloy.

The chemistry of solid state alloys is well established, yet understanding why different alloys possess particular properties is a greater challenge. Using a bottom-up approach, scientists aim to build intermetallic materials from the smallest available components, and identify boundaries where molecular properties meet bulk material properties. Constructing molecular clusters which mimic such materials is a step in this direction, providing fundamental insights into the chemical bonding of the target materials.


Read the full article in Chemistry World»

Read the original journal article in ChemComm – it’s free to access until 13th August:
Molecular brass: Cu4Zn4, a ligand protected superatom cluster
Kerstin Freitag, Hung Banh, Christian Gemel, Rüdiger W. Seidel, Samia Kahlal, Jean-Yves Saillard and Roland A. Fischer  
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03401E, Communication

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Announcing the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Issue 2015

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming 2015 ChemComm Emerging Investigators issue. This special issue, now in its fifth year, will showcase the high quality research being carried out by international researchers in the early stages of their independent careers. 

If you are interested in submitting to the issue please contact the ChemComm Editorial Office in the first instance. Please note that authors must not have featured in a previous ChemComm Emerging Investigators issue. The deadline for submission is 31 October 2014.

This annual issue is dedicated to profiling the very best research from scientists in the early stages of their independent careers from across the chemical sciences. We hope to feature principal investigators whose work has the potential to influence future directions in science or result in new and exciting developments.

Also of interest:

Browse the 2014 Emerging Investigators issue

Find out more about the ChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship – awarded annually to exceptional scientists in the early-stage of their independent career.

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Themed Issue on Metal-Mediated Transformations of Small Molecules

We would like to celebrate our themed ChemComm collection Metal-Mediated Transformations of Small Molecules with our authors and community.

Guest editors Louise A. Berben and Jason B. Love introduce this web collection showcasing outstanding contributions in the field of the design, development, and exploitation of metal mediated transformations of small molecules. The themed collection includes contributions from molecular inorganic chemists, biological chemists, electrochemists, and theoreticians who are working toward understanding and developing productive transformations of small molecules: dinitrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, dihydrogen and dioxygen.

We invite you to submit your next communication article to ChemComm.

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Hot ChemComm articles for June

All of the referee-recommended articles below are free to access until 21st July: 

Coupled chemical oscillators and emergent system properties
Irving R. Epstein  
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00290C, Feature Article
From themed collection Systems Chemistry


Well-defined “clickable” copolymers prepared via one-pot synthesis
Negar Ghasdian, Mark A. Ward and Theoni K. Georgiou  
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7114-7116
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02660H, Communication


Template-free synthesis of beta zeolite membranes on porous α-Al2O3 supports
Yanting Tang, Xiufeng Liu, Shifeng Nai and Baoquan Zhang  
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02101K, Communication


Synthesis of luminescent 3D microstructures formed by carbon quantum dots and their self-assembly properties
D. Mazzier, M. Favaro, S. Agnoli, S. Silvestrini, G. Granozzi, M. Maggini and A. Moretto  
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 6592-6595
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02496F, Communication


B(C6F5)3 promoted cyclisation of internal propargyl esters: structural characterisation of 1,3-dioxolium compounds
Max M. Hansmann, Rebecca L. Melen, Frank Rominger, A. Stephen K. Hashmi and Douglas W. Stephan 
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7243-7245
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01370K, Communication


Charge state-dependent catalytic activity of [Au25(SC12H25)18] nanoclusters for the two-electron reduction of dioxygen to hydrogen peroxide
Yizhong Lu, Yuanyuan Jiang, Xiaohui Gao and Wei Chen  
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01841A, Communication

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Strutting Their Stuff – Enantiopure Struts in MOFs

Iain Larmour is a guest web writer for ChemSci. He has researched a wide variety of topics during his years in the lab including nanostructured surfaces for water repellency and developing nanoparticle systems for bioanalysis by surface enhanced optical spectroscopies. He currently works in science management. In his spare time he enjoys reading, photography, art and inventing.

 

The introduction of chirality into Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) produces the possibility of them being used as solid supports for chiral chromatography. This chirality can be introduced through the use of pillar[5]arene struts where the pendant functional groups can be controlled to alter the overall properties. However, the incorporation of planar chirality into homochiral MOFs is a relatively unexplored phenomenon.

 

 

Homochiral MOFs which contain enantiopure active domains

 

In this Communication Fraser Stoddart, from Northwestern University, and his team report the production of homochiral MOFs which contain enantiopure pillar[5]arene active domains. This required the development of an efficient route to the large-scale production of racemic pillar[5]arene derivatives. However, to discover the secret you will have to read the ChemComm article – access is free* for a limited time only!

 

 

 

To read the details, check out the Chem Comm article in full:

 

Enantiopure pillar[5]arene active domains within a homochiral metal-organic framework

Nathan L. Strutt, Huacheng Zhang and J. Fraser Stoddart

DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02559H


Interested in MOFs? Why not take a look our Chem Soc Rev MOFs Web collection – reviews are added to this collection as and when they are published.


*Access is free through a registered RSC account – click here to register

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