Top 10 Reviewers for Dalton Transactions

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2016, as selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Name Institution
Dr Chengyu Mao University of California at Riverside
Professor Xian-He Bu Nankai University
Professor Malcolm Halcrow University of Leeds
Dr George Kostakis University of Sussex
Dr Bruno Therrien University of Neuchatel
Dr Biprajit Sarkar Freie Universität Berlin
Dr Dawid Pinkowicz Jagiellonian University
Dr Marius Andruh University of Bucharest
Dr Jason Dutton La Trobe University
Dr Atsushi Kobayashi Hokkaido University

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Dalton Transactions board and all of the inorganic chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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ISBOMC 16

Dalton Transactions will be providing sponsorship in the form of poster prizes for the 8th International Symposium on Bioorganometallic Chemistry which will take place in Moscow, Russia from the 4th - 8th September 2016. This will be the first time it has taken place in Russia. The symposium aims to consider all fields of Bioorganometallic Chemistry, from fundamental to applied areas, including multidisciplinary approaches.

Further information about the conference including speakers, registration, the advisory board can be found on the official website here.

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GEQO2016

conference logoDalton Transactions will be supporting the XXXIV Congress of the Organometallic Chemistry Specialized Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (XXXIV GEQO meeting) that will take place in Girona, Catalonia (Spain) from the 7th - 9th September 2016 at the Girona Auditorium and Conference Center.

The biennial GEQO has an outstanding reputation for excellence and highly engaged discussion, and has long been a focal point for scientists at the forefront of organometallic and homogeneous catalysis to present and discuss their latest developments. The meeting also aims at promoting new collaborations.

Registration can be made on the official website.

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Poster prize winners at ICOMC 2016 Conference

Here’s to the Dalton Transactions best poster prize winners: Mr Ramaraj Ayyappan (Indian Institute of Science, India) and Ms Sabrina Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) at the 27th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC 2016).

Dalton poster prize winners (left to right): Mr Ramaraj Ayyappan, (Indian Institute of Science, India) and Ms Sabrina Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

The conference took place in Melbourne, Australia from the 17th - 22nd July with the aim of forming a successful meeting point for scientists active in various fields of organometallic chemistry and all related disciplines and applications worldwide.

Plenary guest speakers included former Dalton Transactions Chair Professor Philip Mountford amongst others and our newest Associate Editor, Richard Layfield attended as a keynote speaker. Our Editorial Board member, Polly Arnold was also in attendance to give a keynote talk.

Further details about the conference can be found here along with information about the next conference which will take place in Florence, Italy in 2018.

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Dalton Transactions Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley 2016

Professor Mircea Dinca

Professor Mircea Dincă (MIT, USA)

The 2015 Dalton Transactions Lecture awardee – Professor Mircea Dincă (MIT, USA) – delivered his presentation at UC Berkeley in March 2016. This Lecture is awarded annually to an exceptional young inorganic chemist in the Americas. Previous recipients are:

2014 Christine Thomas (Brandeis University)

2013 Trevor Hayton (UCSB)
2012 Teri Odom (Northwestern University)
2011 Daniel Gamelin (U Washington)
2010 Paul Chirik (Princeton University)
2009 Francois Gabbai (Texas A & M University)
2008 Dan Mindiola (Indiana University)
2007 Geoff Coates (Cornell University)
2006 John Hartwig (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
2005 Kit Cummins (MIT)

Each Dalton Transactions Lecture awardee is provided with an honorarium and a commemorative plaque.

Professor Dincă is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the functional chemistry of inorganic and metal-organic materials, with a current emphasis on porous materials and high-nuclearity metal clusters.

Congratulations to Professor Dincă for his Dalton Transactions Lecture award!

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Carbon dioxide reduction put under the spotlight

Written by James Moore for Chemistry World

A team of scientists in China and France has made a rhenium-based catalyst that reduces carbon dioxide under visible light, providing a practical alternative to UV-sensitive catalysts.

By tuning the complex's ligands, researchers designed a rhenium catalyst that reduces carbon dioxide under visible light

By tuning the complex's ligands, researchers designed a rhenium catalyst that reduces carbon dioxide under visible light

With atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increasing, scientists are searching for ways to halt the rise. One method is to capture the gas and convert it to chemical feedstock. But significant energy is required for its conversion. Considerable effort has, therefore, been devoted to developing catalysts for carbon dioxide’s electrochemical or photochemical reduction.

Interested? The full article can be read in Chemistry World.

The original article can be read below:

Photochemical and electrochemical catalytic reduction of CO2 with NHC-containing dicarbonyl rhenium(I) bipyridine complexes
Antoine Maurin, Chi-On Ng, Lingjing Chen, Tai-Chu Lau, Marc Robert* and Chi-Chiu Ko*
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01686C

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Dalton Transactions Impact Factor – 4.177

Moving from strength to strength whilst being the largest publisher of high quality research across inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry!

The 2015 Journal Citation Reports® have just been released and we are pleased to  announce that Dalton Transactions received an Impact Factor* of  4.177.
Graphical abstract: Front cover
We would like to thank all our authors, referees and readers who have contributed to this success, as well our Editorial and Advisory Boards for their hard work and continued support. Because of you, Dalton Transactions has continued to move from strength to strength as the largest publisher of high quality fundamental research across the fields of inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry.

We invite you to submit your best work to Dalton Transactions!

Also of interest: Find out how other Royal Society of Chemistry journals are ranked in the latest Impact Factor release.

Take a look at a selection of our most highly cited articles listed below:

Perspectives

A golden future in medicinal inorganic chemistry: the promise of anticancer gold organometallic compounds
Benoît Bertrand and  Angela Casini
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 4209-4219
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52524D

Luminescent metal–organic frameworks as explosive sensors
Debasis Banerjee, Zhichao  Hu and  Jing  Li
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 10668-10685
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01196A

Communications

Pillar[5]arene-based diglycolamides for highly efficient separation of americium(III) and europium(III)
Lei Wu, Yuyu Fang, Yiming Jia, Yuanyou Yang, Jiali Liao, Ning Liu, Xinshi Yang, Wen Feng, Jialin Ming and Lihua Yuan
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 3835-3838
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53336K

Full papers

Adsorption of divalent metal ions from aqueous solutions using graphene oxide
Rafal Sitko, Edyta Turek, Beata Zawisza, Ewa Malicka, Ewa Talik, Jan Heimann, Anna Gagor, Barbara Feist and Roman Wrzalik
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 5682-5689
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT33097D

Towards cancer cell-specific phototoxic organometallic rhenium(I) complexes
Anna Leonidova, Vanessa Pierroz, Riccardo Rubbiani, Jakob Heier, Stefano Ferrari and Gilles Gasser
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 4287-4294
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51817E

*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. Data based on the 2015 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2016).

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Dalton Transactions’ sleeping beauty and the power of tau

Dalton Transactions has been a home for high quality inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry research since the late 1960s. One paper in particular has received resounding attention from the community and is one of the most highly cited inorganic papers of all time.

In 1984, ‘Synthesis, structure, and spectroscopic properties of copper(II) compounds containing nitrogen–sulphur donor ligands; the crystal and molecular structure of aqua[1,7-bis(N-methylbenzimidazol-2′-yl)-2,6-dithiaheptane]copper(II) perchlorate’ was published in the Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions. This work was the result of a collaboration between the Addison lab at Drexel University, USA, and the Reedijk lab at Leiden University, the Netherlands. It outlines a model for the active site of the Type-1 copper protein azurin, and was the first publication to introduce the τ (tau) parameter as a structural descriptor for 5-coordinate compounds.

τ (tau) symbol
5-coordinate compound

Early citations of the work were related to copper proteins and models for them, and it was used for electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) vs. structure correlation. However, it was not until the early 1990s that this ‘sleeping beauty’, a term coined1 for papers whose importance lies dormant for many years before they are recognized and citations start to rise, was awoken. The τ parameter, now also known as the geometry index or structural parameter, is what led to the paper’s rise in popularity. Researchers began to adopt the parameter to determine the coordination center geometry of a given molecule of interest. It has a value between 0 and 1, and when expressed in the extremes, this indicates that a molecule will either be square pyramidal or trigonal bipyramidal, respectively. The team later also developed the ‘disphenoidality’ parameter (φt) for four-coordination.

With over five and a half thousand citations to date, and a continued steady rise of approximately 10 citations a week, the significance and appreciation for this parameter is clearly shown by the community. When describing his work, Addison explains his motivation for inventing the τ -parameter “I simply couldn’t figure out how to compare differently ‘irregular’ pentacoordinate centres easily using metrics such as the Muetterties/Guggenberger2 parameter sets” and adds “I suppose this has become our “iPod” paper – the thing that people wanted, but didn’t appreciate beforehand how much they wanted it!  But a difference is that Steve Jobs actually realised in advance that people would find the iPod useful”. Addison goes on to conclude “I think it provides a demonstration of the utility of simplicity for helping in understanding otherwise complicated ideas.”

Dalton Transactions is proud to be the home of this pioneering work and eagerly awaits the break in slumber of today’s sleeping beauties.

References

1. Q. Ke, E. Ferrara, F. Radicchi, & A. Flammini,  Proc. Natl Acad. Sci., 2015, 112 (24), 7426-7431, DOI10.1073/pnas.1424329112

2. E.L. Muetterties & L.J. Guggenberger, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1974, 96 (6), 1748-1756, DOI: 10.1021/ja00813a017

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A very warm welcome to Richard Layfield

Please join us in welcoming Professor Richard Layfield who has recently joined the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board as an Associate Editor. Based at The University of Manchester, U.K, where he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Assistant Vice-Dean for Research, his research interests include lanthanide organometallic chemistry, 3d transition metal amide chemistry and carbene chemistry, applications of coordination/organometallic chemistry in molecular magnetism (particularly single-molecule magnets). He also has some interests in catalytic transformations involving heavier p-block elements.

When joining the Board, Professor Layfield said:

“I am very much looking forward to working with the Dalton Transactions team, and to contributing to developing the Editorial Board’s vision for the journal.”

Recent articles by Professor Layfield published in Dalton Transactions include:

Magnetic frustration in a hexaazatrinaphthylene-bridged trimetallic dysprosium single-molecule magnet
Richard Grindell, Veacheslav Vieru, Thomas Pugh, Liviu F. Chibotaru and Richard A. Layfield
Dalton Trans., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01763K

Molecular and electronic structures of donor-functionalized dysprosium pentadienyl complexes
Benjamin M. Day, Nicholas F. Chilton and Richard A. Layfield
Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 7109-7113, DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00346F

Reactivity of three-coordinate iron–NHC complexes towards phenylselenol and lithium phenylselenide
Thomas Pugh and  Richard A. Layfield
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 4251-4254, DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53203H

Sonja N. König, Nicholas F. Chilton, Cäcilia Maichle-Mössmer, Eufemio Moreno Pineda, Thomas Pugh, Reiner Anwander and Richard A. Layfield
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 3035-3038, DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52337C
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Malcolm Green’s 80th Birthday Symposium

We are delighted to announce the success of Malcolm Green’s 80th Birthday Symposium that was held at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory and Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK, on 14th May 2016. Malcolm was presented with a copy of a collection of his articles published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, highlighting his vast contribution to Inorganic Chemistry over the last 50 years. Please join us in wishing Malcolm a very Happy Birthday!

Image credit: Polly Arnold

Image credits: Karl Harrison

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