Countdown to the Dalton Transactions 40th Anniversary!

Dalton Transactions celebrates the publication of its 40th volume in 2011! Since its first issue was published in 1972, Dalton Transactions has gone from strength to strength with growth in published articles of 122% over the last five years alone and an impact factor now at 4.1 – above 4 for the first time!

During 2011 we have lots of exciting events planned to celebrate…..look out for our special 40th Anniversary issue which will feature articles by Editorial and Advisory Board members ‘old and new ‘ and also our Anniversary Perspective articles from our Editorial Board member.

We will also publish a series of Anniversary Editorials compiled by members of the inorganic and organometallic community charting Dalton Transactions‘ progress in the last 40 years. In addition, many more activities are planned so keep your eyes peeled here on the Dalton Transactions Blog 40th Anniversary Category for more info throughout the year. I would like to invite everyone to provide us with your suggestions for how to celebrate the journal’s anniversary – if you have an idea, why not post it as a comment on the blog?

In anticipation of the beginning of our Anniversary year we have turned to Top of the Pops for inspiration and the Top 40 cited Dalton Transactions articles according to ISI* will be FREE to read until the end of January 2011. What are they you may ask….let the countdown begin…

First installment….Top Cited Dalton Transactions Articles 40-31…

40 New C–N and C–C bond forming reactions catalyzed by titanium complexes
Aaron L. Odom
Dalton Trans., 2005, 225-233 DOI: 10.1039/B415701J, Perspective

39 Bis(bidentate) complexes of iminobis(diphenylphosphine chalcogenides) [M{N(XPPh2)2-X,X′}2](X = S or Se; M = Ni, Pd or Pt)
Pravat Bhattacharyya, Josef Novosad, Julian Phillips, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, David J. Williams and J. Derek Woollins
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1995, 1607-1613 DOI: 10.1039/DT9950001607, Paper

38 A novel two-dimensional rectangular network. Synthesis and structure of {[Cu(4,4′-bpy)(pyz)(H2O)2][PF6]2}n (4,4′-bpy = 4,4′-bipyridine, pyz = pyrazine)
Ming-Liang Tong, Xiao-Ming Chen, Xiao-Lan Yu and Thomas C. W. Mak
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1998, 5-6 DOI: 10.1039/A706363F, Paper

37 Study on composition, structure and formation process of nanotube Na2Ti2O4(OH)2
Jianjun Yang, Zhensheng Jin, Xiaodong Wang, Wei Li, Jingwei Zhang, Shunli Zhang, Xinyong Guo and Zhijun Zhang
Dalton Trans., 2003, 3898-3901 DOI: 10.1039/B305585J, Paper

36 5,5′-Dicyano-2,2′-bipyridine silver complexes: discrete units or co-ordination polymers through a chelating and/or bridging metal–ligand interaction
He-Ping Wu, Christoph Janiak, Gerd Rheinwald and Heinrich Lang
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 183-190 DOI: 10.1039/A807450J, Paper

35 Redox behaviour and reactivity of some di-Schiff base copper(II) complexes towards reduced oxygen species
Maria Lúcia Pires Santos, Izilda Aparecida Bagatin, Eleonice Maria Pereira and Ana Maria Da Costa Ferreira
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2001, 838-844 DOI: 10.1039/B004985I, Paper 

34 Silole-containing σ- and π-conjugated compounds
Shigehiro Yamaguchi and Kohei Tamao
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1998, 3693-3702 DOI: 10.1039/A804491K, Paper 

33 Serendipitous assembly of polynuclear cage compounds
Richard E. P. Winpenny
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2002, 1-10 DOI: 10.1039/B107118C, Perspective 

32 Evidence for hydrogen bonding in solutions of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium halides, and its implications for room-temperature halogenoaluminate(III) ionic liquids
Anthony G. Avent, Penelope A. Chaloner, Martin P. Day, Kenneth R. Seddon and Thomas Welton
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1994, 3405-3413 DOI: 10.1039/DT9940003405, Paper

31 Thermal, pressure and light switchable spin-crossover materials
José Antonio Real, Ana Belén Gaspar and M. Carmen Muñoz
 Dalton Trans., 2005, 2062-2079 DOI: 10.1039/B501491C, Perspective

Next installment 30-21 coming to the Dalton Transactions Blog soon……..

*Top cited articles according to ISI on the 17th November 2010 – please note ISI data includes articles published from 1993-2010 only.

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4 Responses to “Countdown to the Dalton Transactions 40th Anniversary!”

  1. […] Did you miss installment one ‘articles 40-31′? Catch up and find out more about the forthcoming Ruby Anniversary journal activities in my recent blog post!  […]

  2. Our article on 5,5′-Dicyano-2,2′-bipyridine silver complexes (No. 36) came when coordination polymers, now often refered to as MOFs were just picking up.
    Depending on the anion and the crystallization condition, the ambidentate ligand 5,5′-dicyano-4,4′-bipyridine could be made to function as a chelate and/or bridging ligand in silver metal coordination.
    So, early on we pointed to the role of anions, solvent and temperature in MOF chemistry for different structures which may be possible.
    I would like to conclude by congratulating “Dalton Transactions” to its remarkable success over the last 40 years.

  3. […] check them out below. Did you miss the previous installments of the countdown – catch up: installment one and installment […]

  4. Xiao-Ming Chen says:

    38 A novel two-dimensional rectangular network. Synthesis and structure of {[Cu(4,4′-bpy)(pyz)(H2O)2][PF6]2}n (4,4′-bpy = 4,4′-bipyridine, pyz = pyrazine)
    Ming-Liang Tong, Xiao-Ming Chen, Xiao-Lan Yu and Thomas C. W. Mak
    J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1998, 5-6 DOI: 10.1039/A706363F, Paper

    I am very pleased to see our article is amongst the top 40 articles. It is well-known that the on-going extensive interest in coordination polymers was triggered after the pioneer reports of Robson about 1990. In the early 1990, a number of groups have been devoted in the investigation of coordination polymers with 4,4’-bipyridine or it derivatives as bridging ligands. A question came to us that how we could construct a mixed-ligand coordination polymers by using very similar 4,4’-bipyridine-like ligands. To answer this question, we tried many times and were successful in the isolation of the first coordination polymer with mixed 4,4’-bipyridine/pyrazine ligands simply by judicious selection of counter ions!

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