Call for papers: Themed issues

Dalton Transactions coverWe are delighted to announce four new Dalton Transactions themed issues:

Phosphorus Chemistry: Discoveries and Advances
Guest Editor: Professor Rory Waterman (University of Vermont)
Deadline: 11th August 2015

Flexibility and Disorder in Metal-Organic Frameworks
Guest Editors: Professor Anthony Cheetham (University of Cambridge), Professor Alain Fuchs (CNRS), Dr Thomas Bennett (University of Cambridge) and
Dr François-Xavier Coudert (CNRS & Chimie ParisTech)
Deadline: 8th September 2015

Main Group Transformations
Guest Editors: Professor Doug Stephan (University of Toronto) and Dr Rebecca Melen (Cardiff University)
Deadline: 6th October 2015

New Talent: Americas
Guest Editors: Professor John Arnold (University of California Berkeley), Dr James Boncella (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Professor Pingyun Feng (University of California, Riverside), Dr Tina Nenoff (Sandia National Laboratories), Professor Christine Thomas (Brandeis University)
Deadline: 22nd January 2016

Does your research fit into any of these subject areas? If so, we would welcome your contribution. For further details on issue scopes and on how to submit, see below:

How to submit

All types of manuscript – communications, full papers and Perspectives, will be considered for publication. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system.

All manuscripts will be subject to normal peer review and inclusion in the themed issue will be at the discretion of the Guest Editors. Please indicate in your submission which themed issue you would like to be considered for.

Issue scopes

Phosphorus Chemistry: Discoveries and Advances
The importance of phosphorus in diverse fields such as biomedicine, materials, energy, and catalysis is indisputable. Even as new applications for phosphorus-containing molecules and materials are realized, fundamental discoveries about the preparation, properties, and reactivity of phosphorus-containing compounds are still great advances. The goal of this issue is to showcase the diverse fundamental and applied science associated with phosphorus.

Flexibility and Disorder in Metal-Organic Frameworks
This themed issue will focus on the experimental characterization, fundamental understanding and computational modelling of the flexibility and/or disorder of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), and other inorganic framework-type materials. It also encompasses the consequences of this flexibility for the proposed applications of MOFs, and the associated possibilities to leverage these properties to design novel materials with targeted properties. Key topics will include the influence of flexibility on the physical and chemical properties of MOFs, fundamental advances in the understanding of the behaviour of stimuli-responsive frameworks and characterization of disordered, defect-containing and amorphous materials.

Main Group Transformations
In recent years we have seen a renaissance in the field of main group chemistry, covering a diverse array of developments and potential applications in fields ranging from catalysis to molecular electronics. These have often evolved from studies in fundamental chemistry such as studies of the chemistry of low oxidation state and/or low coordination number compounds of the main group elements, fundamental studies in Lewis-acid/Lewis-base reactivity, main group heterocycles, free radicals and studies of the bonding in main group compounds.
This themed issue will focus on recent contributions from some of the leading researchers in the area, covering both fundamental and applications-driven research.

New Talent: Americas
This themed issue will showcase the excellent work being carried out in the Americas by emerging members of the scientific community.
The issue will focus on all aspects of the chemistry of inorganic and organometallic compounds, including biological inorganic chemistry, solid-state inorganic chemistry and the application of physicochemical and computational techniques to the study of their structures and properties.

Interested in submitting  paper? Please contact us for more information

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July’s HOT articles

Take a look at our HOT articles for July. These are only free to acess for 4 weeks only and are available for viewing in a collection on our website.

A mononuclear Ni(II) complex: a field induced single-molecule magnet showing two slow relaxation processes
Jozef Miklovič, Dušan Valigura, Roman Boča and Ján Titiš
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 12484-12487
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01213A

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 ZnII and HgII binding to a designed peptide that accommodates different coordination geometries
Dániel Szunyogh, Béla Gyurcsik, Flemming H. Larsen, Monika Stachura, Peter W. Thulstrup, Lars Hemmingsen and Attila Jancsó
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 12576-12588
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00945F 

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Photophysical tuning of the aggregation-induced emission of a series of para-substituted aryl bis(imino)acenaphthene zinc complexes
Daniel A. Evans, Lucia Myongwon Lee, Ignacio Vargas-Baca and Alan H. Cowley
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 11984-11996
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01529D 

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An investigation into the photochemistry of, and the electrochemically induced CO-loss from, [(CO)5MC(OMe)Me](M = Cr or W) using low-temperature matrix isolation, picosecond infrared spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and time-dependent density functional theory 
Suzanne McMahon, Saeed Amirjalayer, Wybren J. Buma, Yvonne Halpin, Conor Long, A. Denise Rooney, Sander Woutersen and Mary T. Pryce
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article 
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01568E

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Aza-macrocyclic complexes of the Group 1 cations – synthesis, structures and density functional theory study
John Dyke, William Levason, Mark E. Light, David Pugh, Gillian Reid, Hanusha Bhakhoa, Ponnadurai Ramasami and Lydia Rhyman  
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article  
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01865J  

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As-stereogenic C2-symmetric organoarsines: synthesis and enantioselective self-assembly into a dinuclear triple-stranded helicate with copper iodide
Hiroki Adachi, Hiroaki Imoto, Seiji Watase, Kimihiro Matsukawa and Kensuke Naka 
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article  
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01490E  

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Free to access until 6th August 2015

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The Crystal Field Theory They Didn’t Teach You in Undergrad

To me the most interesting observation in the recent Dalton Transactions paper from the group of Professor Phil Power was their suggestion that secondary interactions between dicoordinate Fe(II) atoms and carbon atoms on their ligands probably have a significant effect on the magnetic moment of the complexes.

Specifically, they postulate that these interactions help to quench the orbital contribution to the magnetic moment, which is significant for other dicoordinate Fe(II) complexes studied.

But let’s take a step back.  Dicoordinate Iron(II) complexes were unknown until the 1980’s, thought to be too unstable to isolate and structurally characterize.  As the authors detail, examples were discovered gradually. All featuring large coordinating ligands bound through anionic C, N, or O donors.  Power reports a total of thirty currently known.

No one, it appears, has previously undertaken thorough magnetic studies.  Indeed, do you remember studying how crystal field theory applies to dicoordinate metal species in your introductory inorganic class?  I don’t.

The authors focus their attention on four species. Two of these feature large silylamido ligands and have solid-state N-Fe-N angles of 169o and 172o, the other have two large aryl ligands and exhibit slightly more bent geometries.  The authors support the evidence that a significant part of the measured temperature-dependent magnetic moment of these molecules arises from the orbital contribution – that is, from the motion of electrons around the iron nucleus, rather than arising only from the spin contribution, the electrons spinning about their own axes.

However, the less linear aryl iron(ll) complexes show the greater orbital contribution to the magnetic moment, which brings me back to the beginning.  This is a thorough paper; the authors also construct a spectrochemical series for the dicoordinate Fe(II) complexes and exactingly compare computed and experimental magnetic data.  But the original small structure-function observation fascinated me on my first reading.

Read the full article now:

Ligand field influence on the electronic and magnetic properties of quasi-linear two-coordinate iron(II) complexes
Nicholas F. Chilton, Hao Lei, Aimee M. Bryan, Fernande Grandjean, Gary J. Long and Philip P. Power
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 11202-11211
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01589H


Ian Mallov Ian Mallov is currently a Ph.D. student in Professor Doug Stephan’s group at the University of Toronto. His research is focused on synthesizing new Lewis-acidic compounds active in Frustrated Lewis Pair chemistry. He grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia and graduated from Dalhousie University and the University of Ottawa, and worked in chemical analysis in industry for three years before returning to grad school.
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Philip Mountford awarded 2015 Schlenk Lectureship

Philip Mountford

Congratulations to Professor Philip Mountford (University of Oxford; Chair of the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board), for his recent 2015 Schlenk Lectureship award, sponsored by BASF and the University of Tübingen, Germany, for his outstanding research into small molecule activation chemistry.

The Schlenk Lecture was established to honour the seminal work and research of Wilhelm Johann Schlenk; it includes a monetary prize, guest professorship, and additional allowances for accommodation and travelling. Previous prize winners are Professor Warren Piers (University of Calgary, 2011; Associate Editor, Dalton Transactions Editorial Board), and Kyoko Nozaki (Tokyo University, 2013).

Congratulations, Professor Mountford!

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Dalton Transactions Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley 2015

The 2014 Dalton Transactions Lecture awardee – Professor Christine Thomas (Brandeis University) – delivered her presentation at UC Berkeley last month. This Lecture is awarded annually to an exceptional young inorganic chemist in the Americas. Previous recipients are:

Christine Thomas2013 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 Thomas is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Brandeis University, and her research program focuses on synthetic inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry.

In 2010, Professor Thomas was selected for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program and in 2011, she was named a Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Christine is also the recipient of a 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER award and was selected as a 2012 Organometallics Fellow and a 2013/2014 Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator. Her dedication to teaching was recognized with The 2012 Michael L. Walzer ‘56 Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brandeis. In 2012, she joined the Advisory Board for Chemical Communications and, as of May 2014, she is an Associate Editor for Dalton Transactions.

Congratulations to Professor Thomas for her Dalton Transactions Lecture award!

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Poster prize winners at the RSC Southern Dalton Meeting April 2015

Congratulations to the below poster prize winners who were awarded prizes during the RSC Southern Dalton Meeting April 2015 which took place in Falmer, Brighton from the 20th - 21st April 2015.

From left to right: Christopher Wright (Oxford), Irene Maluenda (Sussex) and James Lawson (Manchester)

From left to right: Christopher Wright (Oxford), Irene Maluenda (Sussex) and James Lawson (Manchester)

The conference was a Regional meeting arranged by the Dalton Division at the Royal Society of Chemistry to discuss all aspects of inorganic chemistry. Invited speakers were Professors Polly Arnold, (University of Edinburgh) and Eric Meggers (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany).

A poster session was held for postgraduate students and the following were awarded poster prizes: James Lawson (Manchester), Christopher Wright (Oxford) and Irene Maluenda (Sussex).

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The 6th International IMBG Meeting & Advanced Courses

6th International IMBG MeetingDalton Transactions and Metallomics are proud to be sponsoring poster prizes for the 6th International IMBG Meeting on Chemistry & Biology of Iron-Sulfur Clusters.
The meeting will be held on 13-18 September 2015, in Villard de Lans, a village located near Grenoble, France, in the beautiful surrounding of the Vercors mountains. It will include a two-day Advanced Course followed by a two and half day Conference.

Click here for full information and register today!

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The XIII International Symposium on Inorganic Biochemistry

We are pleased to congratulate Henryk Kozłowski, a Chartered Scientist of the Royal Society of Chemistry, on his 70th birthday and >90 articles in Dalton Transactions (including Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions).Henryk Kozlowski

Dalton Transactions is delighted to be sponsoring the XIII International Symposium on Inorganic Biochemistry, organized between 1st and 6th September 2015 in Karpacz, Poland. The first International Symposium on Inorganic Biochemistry, first of the series of conferences organized by Henryk, also took place in Karpacz, and now, three decades later, it is there again, in close proximity to where it took place for the first time. This year’s conference will be quite special; we will all celebrate Henryk’s very important anniversary.

As usual, the conference aims to provide a valuable discussion forum on recent advances in cross-cutting fields of inorganic, coordination and bioinorganic chemistry with biology and medicine, in particular discussing topics such as chemical structure and thermodynamics, solution equilibria and coordination chemistry of metals with biomolecules; transport, homeostasis and toxicity of metals in diseases; metal-based therapy and diagnostics. More information will soon be available at www.henryk.uni.wroc.pl.

Henryk Kozłowski is the founder of Polish bioinorganic chemistry, currently working at the interface between chemistry and biology. At the Department of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, he created one of the most dynamic research teams – the Bioinorganic and Biomedical Chemistry group. Apart from his contribution to the Royal Society of Chemistry, the list of his most important honors and awards include: the Membership of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the National Science Centre, honorary doctorates from the Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev and the University of Gdansk, the prestigious Marie Curie National Science Award in Chemistry and numerous awards of the Minister of Polish Science.

Henryk has been a visiting Professor at the Universities of Strasbourg, Siena, Ferrara, Florence, Sassari, Cagliari, Lille, Dunkirk and Paris. His scientific achievements include 33 supervised PhDs, a Hirsch index of 42, over 500 original papers, 17 book chapters, over 350 invited lectures given at international conferences and at various universities; he has been cited over 9400 times.

Happy birthday, Henryk!

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Russell Morris wins Peter Day Award 2015

Russell Morris

Russell Morris, 2015 winner of the Peter Day Award

Many congratulations to our Dalton Transactions Editorial Board member Professor Russell Morris, on winning the Royal Society of Chemistry 2015 Peter Day Award, for his pioneering work on the chemistry of porous solids, especially his discovery of the Assembly-Disassembly-Organisation-Reorganisation route to zeolite synthesis.

Russell is Professor of Structural and Materials Chemistry at the University of St. Andrews, and his research interests lie in the synthesis, characterisation and application of porous solids.

Please take a look here to find out more about Russell. Other recipients of RSC awards can be found here.

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Professor Warren Piers wins Humboldt Research Award

Warren Piers

Warren Piers

We are very proud to announce that Professor Warren Piers (Associate Editor, Dalton Transactions Editorial Board) has recently been elected as the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award.

This award is conferred in recognition of lifetime achievements in research. In addition, the award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany, thereby further promoting international scientific cooperation.

Talking about his award, Professor Piers said “This is an exciting chance for me to deepen my relationships with German colleagues and develop collaborations with leading scientists in the area of catalysis using first row transition metal-based compounds.  I’m very grateful to the Humboldt Foundation for this opportunity.”

Professor Piers was nominated for this award by Professor Reiner Anwander, Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany.

Further information can be found on the Humboldt Foundation website.

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New HOT articles

Take a look at our HOT articles for May. These are only free to acess for 4 weeks only and are available for viewing in a collection on our website

Synthesis of CuInS2 nanocrystals from a molecular complex – characterization of the orthorhombic domain structure
Jorge L. Cholula-Díaz, Gerald Wagner, Dirk Friedrich, Oliver Oeckler and Harald Krautscheid
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00419E

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Free to access until 30th June 2015


A cascade approach to hetero-pentanuclear manganese-oxide clusters in polyoxometalates and their single-molecule magnet properties
Kosuke Suzuki, Rinta Sato, Takuo Minato, Masahiro Shinoe, Kazuya Yamaguchi and Noritaka Mizuno
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01363A

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Free to access until 30th June 2015


 

Quantum chemical and solution phase evaluation of metallocenes as reducing agents for the prospective atomic layer deposition of copper
Gangotri Dey, Jacqueline S. Wrench, Dirk J. Hagen, Lynette Keeney and Simon D. Elliott
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00922G

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Free to access until 16th June 2015


Synthesis of copper ion incorporated horseradish peroxidase-based hybrid nanoflowers for enhanced catalytic activity and stability
Burcu Somturk, Mehmet Hancer, Ismail Ocsoy and Nalan Özdemir
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01250C

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Free to access until 16th June 2015


Platinum carbon bond formation via Cu(I) catalyzed Stille-type transmetallation: reaction scope and spectroscopic study of platinum-arylene complexes
Ali S. Gundogan, Xiangli Meng, Russell W. Winkel and Kirk S. Schanze
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00538H

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Exceptionally rapid CO release from a manganese(I) tricarbonyl complex derived from bis(4-chloro-phenylimino)acenaphthene upon exposure to visible light
Samantha J. Carrington, Indranil Chakraborty and Pradip K. Mascharak
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01007A

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5-(Fluorodinitromethyl)-2H-tetrazole and its tetrazolates – Preparation and Characterization of New High Energy Compounds
Ralf Haiges and Karl O. Christe
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00291E 

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Free to access until 25th May 2015


Synthesis of magnesium ZIF-8 from Mg(BH4)2
S. Horike, K. Kadota, T. Itakura, M. Inukai and S. Kitagawa
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01183C 

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16-Electron pentadienyl- and cyclopentadienyl-ruthenium half-sandwich complexes with bis(imidazol-2-imine) ligands and their use in catalytic transfer hydrogenation
Thomas Glöge, Kristof Jess, Thomas Bannenberg, Peter G. Jones, Nadine Langenscheidt-Dabringhausen, Albrecht Salzer and Matthias Tamm
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01080B 

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Structural and electronic characterization of multi-electron reduced naphthalene (BIAN) cobaloximes
Owen M. Williams, Alan H. Cowley and Michael J. Rose
Dalton Trans., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00924C 

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Free to access until 25th May 2015

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