MOF2014: Poster abstract deadline 30 June

4th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks & Open Framework Compounds

MOF2014
28 September – 1 October 2014, Kobe, Japan

Deadline of poster abstract submission: 30 June

Our forthcoming Chem Soc Rev themed issue on Metal Organic Frameworks will be promoted at the forthcoming MOF2014 Conference, with all delegates receiving a free USB flash drive with a copy of the whole MOFs themed issue. The guest editors are Susumu Kitagawa (Kyoto University), Chair of MOF2014, and (Joe Zhou, Texas A&M University).

Keynote Speakers:
Xiao-Ming Chen, Sun-Yat-Sen University/PRC
Andrew Cooper, University of Liverpool/UK
Roland Fischer, Ruhr-University Bochum/Ger
Jeffrey Long, University of California, Berkeley/USA
George Shimizu, University of Calgary/Can
Myunghyun Paik Suh, Seoul National University/RoK
Qiang Xu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)/Jpn
Omar Yaghi, University of California, Berkeley/USA

Submit your poster abstract for MOF2014

Preview Chem Soc Rev themed issue on Metal Organic Frameworks

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Douglas Stephen is awarded Chemical Institute of Canada Medal

Congratulations to our Associate Editor Douglas Stephan who is the 2014 winner of the Chemical Institute of Canada Medal – the CIC’s top award!

Doug was awarded this medal for his outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry in Canada. Professor at the University of Toronto and author of over 350 articles and 75 patents, Doug’s research exploits fundamental studies to target innovative new technologies for the efficient production of  desirable chemical products.

This year Doug won the Applied Catalysis Award, joining the group of 2014 RSC Award Winners.

Click on the links below to view some of Doug’s latest papers:

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

Phosphine catalyzed reduction of CO2 with boranes

Tongen Wang and Douglas W. Stephan
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7007-7010
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02103G, Communication
You can view more of Douglas’ research on his author archive on our publish platform – we hope you enjoy reading his work as much as we do!
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Positioning Metal Organic Frameworks

Surface functionalization by microcontact printing

Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are remarkable materials which have great potential for different applications where an accessible surface area is a critical feature. However, the ability to control the position of MOFs is also crucial for their use in many devices. Paolo Falcaro et al from the CSIRO, Australia present a review on the current technologies that enable precise positioning of MOFs onto different platforms.

To access the full review for free* click the link below:

MOF positioning technology and device fabrication
Paolo FalcaroRaffaele RiccoCara M. DohertyKang LiangAnita J. Hill and Mark J. Styles
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00089G

Similar reviews can be found in our metal organic frameworks themed collection.

*Access is free until 20th June through a registered RSC account – click here to register

Not only does this review demonstrate examples of devices in which the control of MOF position and functionalization will play a major technological role, but the authors have also provided video material clearly demonstrating the various techniques. The growth of MOFs can be controlled on different substrate with the intention of providing protocols suitable for MOF-based device fabrication. Watch the video’s  for demonstrations of each technique. The full collection of videos can be viewed on our related content page.

2) Gel-Layer approach

Gel-Layer approach

3) Electrochemical method proposed by Ameloot et al

Electrochemical method proposed by Ameloot et al

4) The formation of crystals within confined columns

The formation of crystals within confined columns

5) Patterns produced by direct conversion from zinc oxide precursor films.

Patterns produced by direct conversion from zinc oxide precursor films

6) Inkjet printing

Inkjet printing

7) Spray coating

Spray coating

Photolithography technique

Photolithography technique

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Chem Soc Rev Chair wins the Supramolecular Chemistry Award

Philip Gale, chair of the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board, has won the 2014 Supramolecular Chemistry Award for his outstanding body of work on small organic molecules containing hydrogen bond donor arrays for selective guest complexation, and the design and study of minimalist anion transporters.

Supramolecular Chemistry Award 2014 WinnerPhil was delighted to receive this award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. “My group is working to find new ways of treating cancer and cystic fibrosis using anion transporters and I am delighted that the hard work and dedication of my students and post-docs has been recognised in this way,” he says.

We would like to congratulate Phil on this achievement and take this opportunity to thank him for his excellent contributions towards the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship reviews journal, Chem Soc Rev which continues to publish high-impact, succinct and reader-friendly articles at the forefront of the chemical sciences.

Phil’s research paper, published in Chemical Science earlier this year , describes a new design principle for transmembrane anion carrier and is free* to access, so click the link below to download it in full.

Lipophilic balance – a new design principle for transmembrane anion carriers
Hennie Valkenier, Cally J. E. Haynes, Julie Herniman, Philip A. Gale and Anthony P. Davis
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52962B

Phil has published several papers in RSC Journals this year including his most recent communication in Chem Comm on the tripodal molecules for the promotion of phosphoester hydrolysis. Many of his papers are free to download as they have been published via open access, you can visit his author archive to view the full collection.

All articles in the dedicated themed collection of papers celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award winners are free* to access until 6th June.

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

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Nanoplasmonics

Chem Soc Rev presents a nanoplasmonics themed issue and a nanoplasmonics Faraday Discussion.

Our current Chem Soc Rev issue is a themed issue on nanoplasmonics, guest edited by Luis Liz-Marzan, Catherine Murphy and Jianfang Wang.

Nanoplasmonics concerns light-matter interactions with nanoscale materials.  Advances in fabrication, computation, and applications ranging from biomedicine to energy have burgeoned in the last 5 years. This themed issue gathers together a variety of reviews and tutorial reviews covering all chemical aspects of the field, from synthesis and fabrication to plasmon-enhanced effects in physical and biological systems.

To read the full editorial for free, click the link below:

Nanoplasmonics
Luis M. Liz-Marzán, Catherine J. Murphy and Jianfang Wang
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90026J

If you are interested in Nanoplasmonics, why not register for the Faraday Discussion in London, February 2015.

This meeting aims to highlight the most recent breakthroughs in the multidisciplinary field of nanoplasmonics. The following themes will be covered:

  • Plasmonic nanoparticles and metamaterials with designed optical properties
  • Surface plasmon enhanced spectroscopies
  • Quantum plasmonics, gain and spasers
  • Biosensing and biomedical applications of plasmonics

Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Click the link to find out more about the Nanoplasmonics Faraday Discussion.

The oral abstract deadline is Monday 19th May 2014 – so don’t delay submit your oral abstract today! You can view details of the other submission deadlines on the Abstract Submission homepage.

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Stephen Goldup and Douglas Stephan win 2014 RSC Awards

Please join us in congratulating two of our very own board members on their achievements this year:

Hickinbottom Award

Stephen Goldup

Chem Soc Rev Advisory Board member Stephen Goldup has won the Hickinbottom Award for pioneering work on rotaxane synthesis and the formation of mechanically bonded systems.

Stephen’s latest article is part of the ‘Celebrating the 2014 RCS Prize and Award Winners’ themed collection and is free* to access for a limited time only.

Chemical consequences of mechanical bonding in catenanes and rotaxanes: isomerism, modification, catalysis and molecular machines for synthesis
Edward A. Neal and   Stephen M. Goldup
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 5128-5142
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47842D

Applied Catalysis Award

Douglas Stephan

Chem Soc Rev Associate Editor Douglas Stephan has won the Applied Catalysis Award for the development of new commercially viable, transition-metal based and metal-free catalyst technologies for polymerization, hydrogenation and metathesis.

To celebrate Douglas’ achievement, his latest publication is free* to access for a limited time only.

Frustrated Lewis pair chemistry of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur oxides
Douglas W. Stephan and Gerhard Erker
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00395K

You can access papers by other 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners for free* for a limited time. A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/awards.

*Access is free until 06.06.14 through a registered RSC account – click here to register

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Peng Chen wins Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2014

On behalf of the Chem Soc Rev Editorial Board, we are delighted to announce that Professor Peng Chen from the Peking University, Beijing, China, has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureship.

As a chemical biologist, Peng’s research aims to address fundamental questions in human health, specifically the threat of infectious diseases. Since 2009 his laboratory has focused on developing and applying novel chemistry tools to investigate protein based interactions and activities in living cells, with a focus on host-pathogen interactions.

The group’s current research projects include ‘Photo-affinity probes for studying protein-protein interactions in living cells’, ‘Visualization of organic hydroperoxides in living cells’ and ‘Protein Bioorthogonal labeling in living cells’.

Peng expressed his delight upon learning of the award, saying, “It’s a tremendous pleasure to receive this prestigious award. Being recognized by the international community means a lot to me at this early stage of my career.”  He is keen to share the credit, adding, “This honour should also go to my students and co-workers, and I am deeply grateful to the Editorial Board and staff of Chem Soc Rev.

The Emerging Investigator Lectureship is awarded each year to an emerging scientist who has made a significant contribution to their research field. Previous winners of the award include Xile Hu (2013), Xiaogang Liu (2012) and Cristina Nevado (2011). Nominations for the Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2015 will open later in the year – keep an eye on this blog.

Peng will present his Emerging Investigator lecture and receive his award at an international event sometime in the next twelve months. Further details will be announced in due course.

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Hot Chemical Society Reviews articles for May

Here are the latest referee-recommended hot articles from Chemical Society Reviews – you can download them free until the end of May:

Mesoporous materials for clean energy technologies
Noemi Linares, Ana M. Silvestre-Albero, Elena Serrano, Joaquín Silvestre-Albero and Javier García-Martínez
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60435G, Review Article


AIE macromolecules: syntheses, structures and functionalities
Rongrong Hu, Nelson L. C. Leung and Ben Zhong Tang
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00044G, Review Article


Multifunctional metal–organic frameworks constructed from meta-benzenedicarboxylate units
Yabing He, Bin Li, Michael O’Keeffe and Banglin Chen
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00041B, Review Article


Macro-/micro-environment-sensitive chemosensing and biological imaging
Zhigang Yang, Jianfang Cao, Yanxia He, Jung Ho Yang, Taeyoung Kim, Xiaojun Peng and Jong Seung Kim
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00051J, Review Article


Recent progress in metal–organic complexes for optoelectronic applications
Hui Xu, Runfeng Chen, Qiang Sun, Wenyong Lai, Qianqian Su, Wei Huang and Xiaogang Liu
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 3259-3302
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60449G, Review Article


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Progress in Allene Chemistry – Themed Issue

During the last three decades the chemistry of allenes has fascinated scientists world-wide. Guest editors, Benito Alcaide and Pedro Almendros, have gathered together a collection of papers highlighting the importance of allene chemistry. There is a diverse range of around 150 natural products containing an allenic or cumulenic structure; many of them showing interesting and promising therapeutic activities.

From tutorial reviews demonstrating the use of allenes as building blocks, the cycloadditions of allenes and an insight into the gold chemistry of allenes to review articles on the cyclization, synthesis and conversion of allenes, this collection acts as a reference for scientists in the area. The combination of these tutorial reviews and review articles illustrate the versatility of the cumulated diene system of allenes. This themed issue provides a multidisciplinary view of the chameleonic allene moiety – from synthesis, structure, and reactivity to properties of allenes. Click here to access the full collection of paper.

To view the full editorial for free* click the link below.

Progress in allene chemistry

Benito Alcaide and  Pedro Almendros
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90020K

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

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Just How High is That Barrier?

Iain Larmour is a guest web writer for Chem Soc Rev. 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. In his spare time he enjoys reading, photography, art and inventing.

Chemical reactions often have reaction barriers that must be overcome in order for reactants to become products. Appreciating the origins of these barriers and more importantly quantifying their heights from raw data is of significant use to the Chemist. Therefore, the Chemist would like to have these features in the general model of reactivity which they use. A model that can predict barriers from raw data is the Valence Bond model, the focus of this quality Tutorial Review.

Sason Shaik from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and colleagues share with the reader their insight from the development of the Valence Bond model. They focus on hydrogen atom transfer, the step most chemical oxidations begin with and which is therefore immensely important. They begin from the simplest hydrogen exchange reaction and work up to the more complex hydroxylation by Cyctochrome P450.


Valence Bond Models and the effect of different intermediates on the energy profile (bold line).


The authors take the reader through the preparation and use of valence bond diagrams and thus equip the reader with the tools required to understand mechanisms and predict chemical reactivity patterns. The authors have taken their role as tutors seriously and have provided the reader with supplementary data which they can use to work through problems and reconstruct results on their own. This focus on the reader, as a student, is very welcome and will ensure the interested reader appreciates the quality of the Valence Bond model as a useful interface between experiment and theory and between computations and understanding.

Read the Chem Soc Rev Tutorial Review in full now – for free*

A Tutorial for Understanding Chemical Reactivity Through The Valence Bond Approach
Dandamudi Usharani, Wenzhen Lai, Chunsen Li, Hui Chen, David Danovich and Sason Shaik
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, advance article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00043A

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

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