Hot Chem Soc Rev articles for December

Take a look at this selection of recently published referee-recommended articles – all are free to read* until 23 January.

Hierarchy concepts: classification and preparation strategies for zeolite containing materials with hierarchical porosity
Wilhelm Schwieger, Albert Gonche Machoke, Tobias Weissenberger, Amer Inayat, Thangaraj Selvam, Michael Klumpp and Alexandra Inayat
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00599J, Review Article

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Reactive p-block cations stabilized by weakly coordinating anions
Tobias A. Engesser, Martin R. Lichtenthaler, Mario Schleep and Ingo Krossing
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00672D, Review Article
From themed collection Modern Main Group Chemistry

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Reactivity in the periphery of functionalised multiple bonds of heavier group 14 elements
Carsten Präsang and David Scheschkewitz
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00720H, Review Article
From themed collection Modern Main Group Chemistry

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Natural supramolecular protein assemblies
Bas J. G. E. Pieters, Mark B. van Eldijk, Roeland J. M. Nolte and Jasmin Mecinović
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00157A, Tutorial Review

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2015 ChemSocRev Emerging Investigator Lectureship winner presents at Columbia University

Professor Walsh being awarded with his Lectureship.

The winner of this year’s ChemSocRev Emerging Investigator Lectureship, Professor Aron Walsh (University of Bath, UK) kicked off his Lectureship tour earlier this week by presenting a seminar on hybrid perovskites at Columbia University, USA. At this seminar, Aron was also awarded with his official Lectureship certificate and he was “very honoured to have been selected”.

Aron’s research is in the area of computational materials science and it focuses on developing novel functional materials with potential applications in energy conversion, storage and transport, and for the development of thermoelectric, ferroelectric and photovoltaic devices.  As part of his Lectureship tour, Aron will also present at the 43rd Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces in Palm Springs, USA on 17-21 January 2016, and give a special lecture at ETH Zurich, Switzerland  on 7 February 2016.

Also of interest: Take a look at our recent ChemSocRev themed collection on Applied Computational Chemistry, guest edited by Israel Fernández and Fernando P. Cossío.

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Top 15 Chem Soc Rev articles July–September 2015

The 15 most downloaded Chem Soc Rev articles in the first quarter of 2015 were as follows:

Ultra-stable organic fluorophores for single-molecule research
Qinsi Zheng, Manuel F. Juette, Steffen Jockusch, Michael R. Wasserman, Zhou Zhou, Roger B. Altman and Scott C. Blanchard
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60237K, Review Article

The chemistry of graphene oxide
Daniel R. Dreyer, Sungjin Park, Christopher W. Bielawski and Rodney S. Ruoff
DOI: 10.1039/B917103G, Critical Review

Selection of boron reagents for Suzuki–Miyaura coupling
Alastair J. J. Lennox and Guy C. Lloyd-Jones
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60197H, Review Article

Physical and chemical tuning of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides
Haotian Wang, Hongtao Yuan, Seung Sae Hong, Yanbin Li and Yi Cui
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00287C, Review Article

Advances on structuring, integration and magnetic characterization of molecular nanomagnets on surfaces and devices
N. Domingo, E. Bellido and D. Ruiz-Molina
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15096K, Critical Review

Heterogeneous photocatalyst materials for water splitting
Akihiko Kudo and Yugo Miseki
DOI: 10.1039/B800489G, Critical Review

Shape control in gold nanoparticle synthesis
Marek Grzelczak, Jorge Pérez-Juste, Paul Mulvaney and Luis M. Liz-Marzán
DOI: 10.1039/B711490G, Tutorial Review

An overview of nanoparticles commonly used in fluorescent bioimaging
Otto S. Wolfbeis
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00392F, Review Article

Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification
Adam F. Lee, James A. Bennett, Jinesh C. Manayil and Karen Wilson
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00189C, Review Article

A review of electrode materials for electrochemical supercapacitors
Guoping Wang, Lei Zhang and Jiujun Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15060J, Critical Review

MOF positioning technology and device fabrication
Paolo Falcaro, Raffaele Ricco, Cara M. Doherty, Kang Liang, Anita J. Hill and Mark J. Styles
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00089G, Review Article

Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip platforms: requirements, characteristics and applications
Daniel Mark, Stefan Haeberle, Günter Roth, Felix von Stetten and Roland Zengerle
DOI: 10.1039/B820557B, Critical Review

Noble metal-free hydrogen evolution catalysts for water splitting
Xiaoxin Zou and Yu Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00448E, Review Article

“Green” electronics: biodegradable and biocompatible materials and devices for sustainable future
Mihai Irimia-Vladu
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60235D, Review Article

Synthetic biology for the directed evolution of protein biocatalysts: navigating sequence space intelligently
Andrew Currin, Neil Swainston, Philip J. Day and Douglas B. Kell
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00351A, Review Article


Chem Soc Rev is the home of high impact reviews from across the chemical sciences and publishes accessible, succinct and reader-friendly articles on topics of current interest.

If you are interested in writing a review, you can submit a review proposal form to Chem Soc Rev for the Editorial Board’s consideration.

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Hot Chem Soc Rev articles for October

Take a look at this selection of recently published referee-recommended articles – all are free to read* until 23 November.

A colloidoscope of colloid-based porous materials and their uses
Katherine R. Phillips, Grant T. England, Steffi Sunny, Elijah Shirman, Tanya Shirman, Nicolas Vogel and Joanna Aizenberg
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00533G, Review Article

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Semimetal-functionalised polyoxovanadates
Kirill Yu. Monakhov, Wolfgang Bensch and Paul Kögerler
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00531K, Review Article

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Synthesis, characterisation, and catalytic evaluation of hierarchical faujasite zeolites: milestones, challenges, and future directions
D. Verboekend, N. Nuttens, R. Locus, J. Van Aelst, P. Verolme, J. C. Groen, J. Pérez-Ramírez and B. F. Sels
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00520E, Review Article

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Fluorescence based explosive detection: from mechanisms to sensory materials
Xiangcheng Sun, Ying Wang and Yu Lei
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00496A, Review Article

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Hot Chem Soc Rev articles for September

Here are some recent referee-recommeded ChemSoc Rev reviews for you to enjoy – all free to read* until the end of September:

New faces of porous Prussian blue: interfacial assembly of integrated hetero-structures for sensing applications
Biao Kong, Cordelia Selomulya, Gengfeng Zheng and Dongyuan Zhao
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00397K, Review Article

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Supramolecular polymer adhesives: advanced materials inspired by nature
Christian Heinzmann, Christoph Weder and Lucas Montero de Espinosa
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00477B, Review Article

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Quantum state resolved gas–surface reaction dynamics experiments: a tutorial review
Helen Chadwick and Rainer D. Beck
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00476D, Tutorial Review
From themed collection Surface Reaction Dynamics

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Functionalization of phosphorescent emitters and their host materials by main-group elements for phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices
Xiaolong Yang, Guijiang Zhou and Wai-Yeung Wong
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00424A, Review Article

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The complete cookbook: multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures

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.

Hollow micro-/nanostructures have a wide range of potential applications, including catalysis, drug delivery, sensors and fuel cells. This is thanks to their unique array of properties such as high specific surface area, low density and high loading capacity.   

As any child will tell you, two sweets are better than one, while three or four are better still, and the same holds true for the number of shells in a multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructure. These multi-shelled structures should have significantly prolonged release times for drug delivery and improved performance in heterogeneous catalysis, lithium ion batteries and photocatalysis applications. However, with increased complexity come increased synthetic challenges.  

In their recent review, titled, ‘Multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures, Dan Wang et. al. describe the myriad of synthetic approaches for multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures, before focusing on their compositional and geometric manipulation, as well as the range of potential applications. Finally, the authors look at the future challenges in the area, which include: expanding the components that can be used to make multi-shells, multi-shells whose individual shells are different, and control of inter-shell spacing.  

Preparation of a multi-shelled microstructure

Although other recent review articles have discussed hollow micro-/nanostructured materials, this is the first to focus exclusively on multi-shelled hollow structures.  

If you are interested in working on any of these challenges or others that the authors highlight, this review is a perfect starting place to get up to speed.  

To read the details, check out the Chem Soc Rev article in full:
Multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures
Jian Qi, Xiaoyong Lai, Jiangyan Wang, Hongjie Tang, Hao Ren, Yu Yang, Quan Jin, Lijuan Zhang, Ranbo Yu, Guanghui Ma, Zhiguo Su, Huijun Zhao and Dan Wang
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00344J  

 
 

 

  

   

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ChemSocRev Symposium – 21 September 2015

We invite you to join us for a Chem. Soc. Rev. Symposium  at Lanzhou University on 21st September 2015.  The event is free to attend and there is no need to register in advance.

The symposium will feature lectures from Chem. Soc. Rev. Editorial and Advisory Board members from China and across the world, who are leading researchers in their respective fields. The topics covered will span a broad range of cutting edge chemistry and will appeal to anyone working in chemistry and its interfaces with other disciplines.

The programme is scheduled to begin from 8:30 am and the details are as follows:

08:30 Opening Remarks
Dr May Copsey and Professor Haoli Zhang
Session 1
08:45 Anion and amino-acid transport through lipid bilayers
Professor Philip Gale
University of Southampton, UK
09:20 New probes for use in polymer self-assembly and nanostructure labelling
Professor Rachel O’Reilly
University of Warwick, UK
09:55 Intracellular Mapping of Metals and Metallodrugs
Professor Zijian Guo
Nanjing University, China
10:30 Morning Tea
Session 2
10:50 Novel chemistry in the atmosphere probed using field measurements of the hydroxyl and other radicals
Professor Dwayne Heard
University of Leeds, UK
11:25 Effective Charge Carrier Utilization in Photocatalytic Conversions
Professor Jinlong Gong
Tianjin University, China
12:00 Lunch Break
Session 3
14:00 Collaborative Approach for C-H Functionalization
Professor Huw Davies
Emory University, USA
14:35 Asymmetric Direct Transformation of Aromatic Compounds
Professor Shuli You
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China
15:10 Bioorthogonal Elimination Reactions
Professor Peng Chen
Peking University, China
15.45 Afternoon tea
Session 4
16:05 Functional Materials Constructed by the Combination of Traditional Polymers and Host-Guest Molecular Recognition Motifs
Professor Feihe Huang
Zhejiang University, China
16:40 Assembling functional molecular units through non-covalent and covalent bonds off and on surfaces
Professor David Amabilino
University of Nottingham, UK
17:15 What could molecular assembly learn from chemical catalysis?
Professor Zhong-Qun Tian
Xiamen University, China
17:50 Closing Remarks
18:00 Close of meeting

Chem. Soc. Rev. Executive Editor, Dr May Copsey, the Chair of the Editorial Board Prof. Philip Gale and our local host, Professor Haoli Zhang warmly invite you to take part in this event and look forward to welcoming you to Lanzhou.

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Top 15 Chem Soc Rev articles April–June 2015

The 15 most downloaded Chem Soc Rev articles in the second quarter of 2015 were as follows:

Polymer-encapsulated organic nanoparticles for fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging
Kai Li and Bin Liu
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00014E, Review Article
From themed collection Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigators

Vinyl carbonates, vinyl carbamates, and related monomers: synthesis, polymerization, and application
Branislav Husár and Robert Liska
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15232G, Critical Review

The chemistry of graphene oxide
Daniel R. Dreyer, Sungjin Park, Christopher W. Bielawski and Rodney S. Ruoff
DOI: 10.1039/B917103G, Critical Review

Selection of boron reagents for Suzuki–Miyaura coupling
Alastair J. J. Lennox and Guy C. Lloyd-Jones
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60197H, Review Article
From themed collection Celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners

Heterogeneous photocatalyst materials for water splitting
Akihiko Kudo and Yugo Miseki
DOI: 10.1039/B800489G, Critical Review
From themed collection Renewable Energy

Immobilised enzymes in biorenewables production
Maurice C. R. Franssen, Peter Steunenberg, Elinor L. Scott, Han Zuilhof and Johan P. M. Sanders
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS00004D, Review Article
From themed collection Enzyme immobilisation

Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip platforms: requirements, characteristics and applications
Daniel Mark, Stefan Haeberle, Günter Roth, Felix von Stetten and Roland Zengerle
DOI: 10.1039/B820557B, Critical Review
From themed collection From microfluidic applications to nanofluidic phenomena

A review of electrode materials for electrochemical supercapacitors
Guoping Wang, Lei Zhang and Jiujun Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15060J, Critical Review

Metal–organic frameworks catalyzed C–C and C–heteroatom coupling reactions
Amarajothi Dhakshinamoorthy, Abdullah M. Asiri and Hermenegildo Garcia
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00254G, Review Article

Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification
Adam F. Lee, James A. Bennett, Jinesh C. Manayil and Karen Wilson
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00189C, Review Article
From themed collection Catalysis for Production of Renewable Energy

Graphene-based composites
Xiao Huang, Xiaoying Qi, Freddy Boey and Hua Zhang
DOI: 10.1039/C1CS15078B, Critical Review

“Green” electronics: biodegradable and biocompatible materials and devices for sustainable future
Mihai Irimia-Vladu
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60235D, Review Article

Biosensors: sense and sensibility
Anthony P. F. Turner
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35528D, Tutorial Review

Lithium and sodium battery cathode materials: computational insights into voltage, diffusion and nanostructural properties
M. Saiful Islam and Craig A. J. Fisher
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60199D, Review Article

Synthetic biology for the directed evolution of protein biocatalysts: navigating sequence space intelligently
Andrew Currin, Neil Swainston, Philip J. Day and Douglas B. Kell
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00351A, Review Article


Chem Soc Rev is the home of high impact reviews from across the chemical sciences and publishes accessible, succinct and reader-friendly articles on topics of current interest.

 If you are interested in writing a review, you can submit a review proposal form to Chem Soc Rev for the Editorial Board’s consideration.

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Chem Soc Rev poster prize at Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium

Chem Soc Rev was delighted to sponsor a poster prize at the recent Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium at Southampton University.  Congratulations to the winner, Marc Little from the University of Liverpool!

Chem Soc Rev Editorial board Chair and Southampton Head of Chemistry, Phil Gale, presented Marc with his certificate.

 Phil Gale awards Marc Little his Chem Soc Rev poster prize

The Symposium, held on the 17th June, featured a great line-up of speakers including several RSC Prize and Award winners, with Matthew Fuchter, David Leigh and Andy Cooper all giving a lecture at the event. You can view the full programme and list of speakers online.

For more photos and information about the event, head to the symposium website.

Congratulations again to Marc on his Chem Soc Rev poster prize.

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Hot Chem Soc Rev articles for July

Here are a few of the most recent referee-recommended articles in Chem Soc Rev – all free to read until 13th August:

Multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures
Jian Qi, Xiaoyong Lai, Jiangyan Wang, Hongjie Tang, Hao Ren, Yu Yang, Quan Jin, Lijuan Zhang, Ranbo Yu, Guanghui Ma, Zhiguo Su, Huijun Zhao and Dan Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00344J, Review Article

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Metal complexes of curcumin – synthetic strategies, structures and medicinal applications
Simon Wanninger, Volker Lorenz, Abdus Subhan and Frank T. Edelmann
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00088B, Tutorial Review
Open Access

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Multifunctional metal–organic frameworks: from academia to industrial applications
Patrícia Silva, Sérgio M. F. Vilela, João P. C. Tomé and Filipe A. Almeida Paz
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00307E, Review Article

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Improving f-element single molecule magnets
Stephen T. Liddle and Joris van Slageren
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00222B, Tutorial Review

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