ChemComm – top 3 most cited journal in general chemistry

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Researchers around the world cited ChemComm articles 175,661 times last year, making us the third most cited general chemistry journal, according to the latest citation data released by Thomson Reuters in its 2015 Journal Citation Reports®.

With our Impact Factor riding high at 6.567 and our Immediacy Index at its highest-ever at 1.713, not only are your findings published rapidly in ChemComm, they’re also read and cited quickly by more and more researchers across all chemical science disciplines around the world – proof that we continue to publish urgent, high quality work on the very hottest topics.

A massive thank you to everyone – our authors, referees, readers, Associate Editors, and Editorial and Advisory Board members – for contributing to the journal’s continued success.
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With more than 175,000 cites under our belt, we can’t help but think this an apt and fitting way of celebrating our 175 years in the service of the chemical science community as the oldest chemical society in the world.

Submit your next urgent Communication to ChemComm, and quickly see the impact of your work across the breadth of the chemical sciences.

Top cited ChemComm articles:

Feature articles

C–H nitrogenation and oxygenation by ruthenium catalysis
Vedhagiri S. Thirunavukkarasu, Sergei I. Kozhushkov and Lutz Ackermann
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 29-39
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47028H, Feature Article

Intriguing mechanistic labyrinths in gold(I) catalysis
Carla Obradors and Antonio M. Echavarren
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 16-28
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45518A, Feature Article

Engineering ultrasmall water-soluble gold and silver nanoclusters for biomedical applications
Zhentao Luo, Kaiyuan Zheng and Jianping Xie
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 5143-5155
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47512C, Feature Article
From themed collection 2014 Emerging Investigators

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes and graphene composite structures for energy and catalytic applications
Won Jun Lee, Uday Narayan Maiti, Ju Min Lee, Joonwon Lim, Tae Hee Han and Sang Ouk Kim
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6818-6830
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00146J, Feature Article

Pillararene-based supramolecular polymers: from molecular recognition to polymeric aggregates
Chunju Li
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 12420-12433
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03170A, Feature Article
From themed collection Polymer Self-Assembly

Single-molecule magnet engineering: building-block approaches
Kasper S. Pedersen, Jesper Bendix and Rodolphe Clérac
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4396-4415
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00339J, Feature Article

Communications

Bay-linked perylene bisimides as promising non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells
Wei Jiang, Long Ye, Xiangguang Li, Chengyi Xiao, Fang Tan, Wenchao Zhao, Jianhui Hou and Zhaohui Wang
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1024-1026
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47204C, Communication

A p-type Ti(IV)-based metal–organic framework with visible-light photo-response
Junkuo Gao, Jianwei Miao, Pei-Zhou Li, Wen Yuan Teng, Ling Yang, Yanli Zhao, Bin Liu and Qichun Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3786-3788
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49440C, Communication

An achievement of over 12 percent efficiency in an organic dye-sensitized solar cell
Kenji Kakiage, Yohei Aoyama, Toru Yano, Takahiro Otsuka, Toru Kyomen, Masafumi Unno and Minoru Hanaya
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6379-6381
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02192D, Communication

Metal-free nitro-carbocyclization of activated alkenes: a direct approach to synthesize oxindoles by cascade C–N and C–C bond formation
Tao Shen, Yizhi Yuan and Ning Jiao
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 554-556
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47336H, Communication

Revealing the metal-like behavior of iodine: an iodide-catalysed radical oxidative alkenylation
Shan Tang, Yong Wu, Wenqing Liao, Ruopeng Bai, Chao Liu and Aiwen Lei
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4496-4499
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00644E, Communication

From assembled metal–organic framework nanoparticles to hierarchically porous carbon for electrochemical energy storage
Arlin Jose Amali, Jian-Ke Sun and Qiang Xu
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1519-1522
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48112C, Communication

Read more about the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals 2015 impact factors

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. The journal Immediacy Index indicates how quickly articles in a journal are cited, and is calculated by dividing the number of citations to articles published in a given year by the number of articles published in that year. Data based on 2015 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2016).

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Congratulations to the Poster Prize winners at the 13th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium

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The Royal Society of Chemistry were delighted to sponsor Chemical Communications and Metallomics Poster Prizes at  the 13th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium which was held at Nagaragawa Convention Center at Gifu in Japan between 23rd & 27th May 2016.

Many congratulations to our Poster Prize winners!

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Yuuki Maekawa from Gifu University
Diastereoselective Synthesis of Chiral Phosphonoselenoates Having a Binaphthyl Group

Chemical Communications Poster Prize winner


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Masato Sakabe from Tokyo Metropolitan University
Synthesis and Structure of Hexacoordinated Chalcogenonium Salts Bearing 2-Phenylpyridine Ligands

Chemical Communications Poster Prize winner


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Kouta Sugiura from Nagoya University
Tunable Photoluminescence of ZnTe-AgInTe2 Solid Solution Nanocrystals in Near-Infrared Light Wavelength Region

Chemical Communications Poster Prize winner


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Atsuki Shimizu
Identification of Selenium Delivery System for Selenophosphate Synthetase in Bacteria

Metallomics Poster Prize winner

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Light and heat flip compound between phases

Written by Tom Wilson for Chemistry World

Scientists from Japan can now transform an ionic liquid to a solid coordination polymer using UV light, and then reverse the switch using heat.

Tomoyuki Mochida and co-workers from Kobe University, Japan, synthesised a ruthenium-containing ionic liquid, which transforms to a yellow solid coordination polymer when irradiated with UV light. Applying heat reverses the process.

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Yusuke Funasako, Shotaro Mori and Tomoyuki Mochida
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6277-6279
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02807A, Communication
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Secrets shown in a good light

Written by Philippa Matthews for Chemistry World

Scientists in France have created paper that can carry secret messages. In visible light, the paper is indistinguishable from regular paper and users can read, write or erase messages using three different wavelengths of UV light.

The functionalised paper, made by François-Xavier Felpin from the University of Nantes, and colleagues, contains coumarin molecules attached to the paper’s cellulose fibres. Exposing the paper to UV light with a wavelength of 340nm causes coumarin to react and create cyclobutane dimers. These dimers are invisible under visible light, but fluoresce under a UV lamp.

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M. d’Halluin, J. Rull-Barrull, E. Le Grognec, D. Jacquemin and F.-X. Felpin
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 7672-7675
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02915A
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Ivan Aprahamian wins Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize

We’re delighted to share some supramolecular chemistry news including a prize announcement, events and themed collections

Photograph of Professor Ivan AprahamianThe International Committee of the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry is delighted to announce that the 2016 Cram Lehn Pedersen Prize, given annually to an outstanding early-career supramolecular chemist, has been awarded to Professor Ivan Aprahamian, Dartmouth College, USA for his exciting research on molecular switches – congratulations!

As part of the Prize, Prof. Aprahamian will give a lecture at the 11th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry meeting in Seoul, Korea which takes place from 10–14 July 2016.

Photograph of Dr Jeanne AndresDr Jeanne Andres (Deputy Editor of ChemComm) will be attending the event and will present the award in person. She would love to hear about your research and meet with our readers, authors and referees. Please do get in touch with Jeanne if you would like to arrange a meeting in advance.

We are also delighted to announce that the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry in 2017 will be held in conjuction with ISACS: Challenges in Organic Materials & Supramolecular Chemistry.

Our keynote speakers will be:

  • François Diederich (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • David Leigh (The University of Manchester, UK)
  • Jeffrey Long (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Vivian Yam (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Xi Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)

Full details of all the confirmed speakers may be found on the event website.

We hope you can join us in Cambridge, UK – save the dates 2–6 July 2017!

While you are waiting you might like to check out some of our recent themed collections of articles in the area of supramolecular chemistry – Enjoy!

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Top 25 most-downloaded ChemComm articles January–March 2016

Here are the 25 most-downloaded ChemComm articles from the first quarter of 2016:

The surface chemistry of metal–organic frameworks
Christina V. McGuire and Ross S. Forgan
Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5199-5217, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04458D, Feature Article
From themed collection 2015 Emerging Investigators

Radical C–H functionalization to construct heterocyclic compounds
Jin-Tao Yu and Changduo Pan
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2220-2236, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08872K, Feature Article

Fluorescent probes for the selective detection of chemical species inside mitochondria
Zheng Xu and Lin Xu
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1094-1119, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09248E, Feature Article

Rapid synthesis of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanocrystals in an aqueous system
Yichang Pan, Yunyang Liu, Gaofeng Zeng, Lan Zhao and Zhiping Lai
Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2071-2073, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC05002D, Communication

Nanostructured electrochromic smart windows: traditional materials and NIR-selective plasmonic nanocrystals
Evan L. Runnerstrom, Anna Llordés, Sebastien D. Lounis and Delia J. Milliron
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10555-10572, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03109A, Feature Article

Reduction of graphene oxide via L-ascorbic acid
Jiali Zhang, Haijun Yang, Guangxia Shen, Ping Cheng, Jingyan Zhang and Shouwu Guo
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 1112-1114, DOI: 10.1039/B917705A, Communication

Graphene quantum dots: emergent nanolights for bioimaging, sensors, catalysis and photovoltaic devices
Jianhua Shen, Yihua Zhu, Xiaoling Yang and Chunzhong Li
Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 3686-3699, DOI: 10.1039/C2CC00110A, Feature Article

Aggregation-induced emission: phenomenon, mechanism and applications
Yuning Hong, Jacky W. Y. Lam and Ben Zhong Tang
Chem. Commun., 2009, 4332-4353, DOI: 10.1039/B904665H, Feature Article

A facile synthesis of UiO-66, UiO-67 and their derivatives
Michael J. Katz, Zachary J. Brown, Yamil J. Colón, Paul W. Siu, Karl A. Scheidt, Randall Q. Snurr, Joseph T. Hupp and Omar K. Farha
Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 9449-9451, DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46105J, Communication

Production of few-layer phosphorene by liquid exfoliation of black phosphorus
Jack R. Brent, Nicky Savjani, Edward A. Lewis, Sarah J. Haigh, David J. Lewis and Paul O’Brien
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 13338-13341, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05752J, Communication
From themed collection Celebrating the 2016 RSC Prize and Award Winners

All-inorganic cesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals for photodetector applications
Parthiban Ramasamy, Da-Hye Lim, Bumjin Kim, Seung-Ho Lee, Min-Sang Lee and Jong-Soo Lee
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2067-2070, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08643D, Communication

Photocatalytic and photoelectrocatalytic reduction of CO2 using heterogeneous catalysts with controlled nanostructures
Shunji Xie, Qinghong Zhang, Guodong Liu and Ye Wang
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 35-59, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07613G, Feature Article

Preparation and applications of novel composites composed of metal–organic frameworks and two-dimensional materials
Shaozhou Li, Kai Yang, Chaoliang Tan, Xiao Huang, Wei Huang and Hua Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1555-1562, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09127F, Feature Article

Aerobic oxidation catalysis with stable radicals
Qun Cao, Laura M. Dornan, Luke Rogan, N. Louise Hughes and Mark J. Muldoon
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4524-4543, DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47081D, Feature Article

Key processes in ruthenium-catalysed olefin metathesis
David J. Nelson, Simone Manzini, César A. Urbina-Blanco and Steven P. Nolan
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 10355-10375, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02515F, Feature Article

Insight into the crystallization of amorphous imine-linked polymer networks to 2D covalent organic frameworks
Brian J. Smith, Anna C. Overholts, Nicky Hwang and William R. Dichtel
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 3690-3693, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10221A, Communication

Creating a thermally activated delayed fluorescence channel in a single polymer system to enhance exciton utilization efficiency for bluish-green electroluminescence
Jiajia Luo, Guohua Xie, Shaolong Gong, Tianheng Chen and Chuluo Yang
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2292-2295, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09797E, Communication

Highly crystalline covalent organic frameworks from flexible building blocks
Liqian Xu, San-Yuan Ding, Junmin Liu, Junliang Sun, Wei Wang and Qi-Yu Zheng
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4706-4709, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01171C, Communication

Strongly green-photoluminescent graphene quantum dots for bioimaging applications
Shoujun Zhu, Junhu Zhang, Chunyan Qiao, Shijia Tang, Yunfeng Li, Wenjing Yuan, Bo Li, Lu Tian, Fang Liu, Rui Hu, Hainan Gao, Haotong Wei, Hao Zhang, Hongchen Sun and Bai Yang
Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 6858-6860, DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11122A, Communication

Synthesis and catalytic properties of MIL-100(Fe), an iron(III) carboxylate with large pores
Patricia Horcajada, Suzy Surblé, Christian Serre, Do-Young Hong, You-Kyong Seo, Jong-San Chang, Jean-Marc Grenèche, Irene Margiolaki and Gérard Férey
Chem. Commun., 2007, 2820-2822, DOI: 10.1039/B704325B, Communication

Pharmaceutical cocrystals: along the path to improved medicines
Naga K. Duggirala, Miranda L. Perry, Örn Almarsson and Michael J. Zaworotko
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 640-655, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08216A, Feature Article

Photo-click construction of a targetable and activatable two-photon probe imaging protease in apoptosis
Mi Zhou, Jing Hu, Mengmeng Zheng, Qinhua Song, Jinbo Li and Yan Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2342-2345, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09973K, Communication

Cobalt(III) catalyzed C-8 selective C–H and C–O coupling of quinoline N-oxide with internal alkynes via C–H activation and oxygen atom transfer
Nagaraju Barsu, Malay Sen, J. Richard Premkumar and Basker Sundararaju
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1338-1341, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08736H, Communication

Novel solvent properties of choline chloride/urea mixtures
Andrew P. Abbott, Glen Capper, David L. Davies, Raymond K. Rasheed and Vasuki Tambyrajah
Chem. Commun., 2003, 70-71, DOI: 10.1039/B210714G, Communication

Chemical synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles
Taeghwan Hyeon
Chem. Commun., 2003, 927-934, DOI: 10.1039/B207789B, Feature Article


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Sunset for perovskites?

Hugh Cowley writes about a hot Chemical Science article for Chemistry World

Perovskites have arguably transformed solar energy more in the last few years than other technologies have in decades. But British researchers have called into question optimistic predictions of undiscovered perovskites.

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Hybrid perovskites are a mix of organic and inorganic ions with the same crystal structure as calcium titanium oxide (CaTiO3). Halide perovskites are a subset of these structures containing halide ions such as fluoride or chloride. Iodide perovskites such as methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) can convert sunlight to electricity.

Researchers use a decades-old geometric ‘tolerance factor’ to propose new combinations of ions that will form stable perovskites. Now, Robert Palgrave and his team at University College London, UK, have reassessed the validity of the tolerance factor in predicting new hybrid perovskite structures. Read the full article in Chemistry World»


Read the original journal article in Chemical Science – it’s open access:
On the application of the tolerance factor to inorganic and hybrid halide perovskites: a revised system
W. Travis, E. N. K. Glover, H. Bronstein, D. O. Scanlon and R. G. Palgrave
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04845A, Edge Article

 
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Iron-rich silicate plays cosmic matchmaker

Nelly Berg writes about a hot ChemComm article for Chemistry World

Computational chemists in Spain have discovered that iron in cosmic dust grains helps turn hydrogen atoms into molecular hydrogen (H2).

The average density of the interstellar medium is several billion times less dense than even the best vacuum chambers on Earth. Collisions between hydrogen atoms are therefore rare, and when they do occur, only one out of every 100,000 creates H2. Read the full article in Chemistry World»


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Does Fe2+ in olivine-based interstellar grains play any role in the formation of H2? Atomistic insights from DFT periodic simulations
J. Navarro-Ruiz, P. Ugliengo, M. Sodupe and A. Rimola
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02313D, Communication

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Caging chemical weapons

Elisabeth Ratcliffe writes about a hot ChemComm article for Chemistry World

Scientists in the UK have developed supramolecular cages that can trap chemical weapon simulants using the hydrophobic effect.

Organophosphorous chemical weapons, such as sarin and soman, interfere with signals between nerve cells, and have recently been used to deadly effect in places such as Syria. Researchers are therefore trying to develop techniques that detect these chemical weapons in the environment, and destroy them. Read the full article in Chemistry World»


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Binding of chemical warfare agent simulants as guests in a coordination cage: contributions to binding and a fluorescence-based response
Christopher G. P. Taylor, Jerico R. Piper and Michael D. Ward
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02021F, Communication

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Macrocyle aromaticity switch is all about that base

Heather Powell writes about a hot ChemComm article for Chemistry World

Researchers have discovered a macrocyle that they can render aromatic, non-aromatic or anti-aromatic by altering the amount of base they add.

 

Meso-aryl expanded porphyrins are usually exceedingly twisted structures due to strong hydrogen bonds within them. Even though they contain many conjugated bonds, this twisted structure means that most of these porphyrins are non-aromatic (to be aromatic, a molecule not only needs conjugation, but must also be flat). Previously scientists had added hydrogen ions to disturb hydrogen bonding in porphyrins, causing them to untwist and become aromatic. Here, a team led by Dongho Kim from Yonsei University, Korea, have flattened a porphyrin by removing hydrogen ions. Read the full article in Chemistry World»


Read the original research in ChemComm – it’s free to read until 20 May 2016:
Multifaceted [36]octaphyrin(1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1): deprotonation-induced switching among nonaromatic, Möbius aromatic, and Hückel antiaromatic species
Won-Young Cha, Takanori Soya, Takayuki Tanaka, Hirotaka Mori, Yongseok Hong, Sangsu Lee, Kyu Hyung Park, Atsuhiro Osuka and Dongho Kim
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02051H, Communication

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