Archive for January, 2011

Call for Papers: Pincers and other hemilabile ligands

Dalton Transactions is delighted to announce an upcoming themed issue entitled Pincers and other hemilabile ligands, with guest editors Bert Klein Gebbink and Gerard van Koten. It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute to this themed issue.

Deadline for Submission: 18th February 2011

The field of pincer ligands, and the application of pincer metal complexes in e.g. homogeneous catalysis and synthesis, is currently more active than ever before. Since the pioneering work in the 1970s on classical PCP- and NCN-pincer metal complexes, the chemistry of pincer complexes has developed from structural organometallic chemistry and the trapping and isolation of putative reaction intermediates to applications of pincer complexes in all fields of science not limited to chemistry only and including e.g. chemical biology, materials science, and medicine. One can now truly speak about pincers as being among the ‘privileged ligands’ in transition metal chemistry.

This themed issue aims to grasp the current momentum in pincer chemistry and hopes to bring together contributions from experts in the field, involved in either the fundamental development of new pincer manifolds or in the multidisciplinary application of these organometallic entities, and any pincer-related chemistry anywhere in between these facets. We are aiming to highlight contributions from leading experts of the field in this issue.  All types of manuscript, Communications, Full Papers, Frontiers and Perspectives, will be considered for publication.

The manuscript should be prepared according to the format for regular articles and will be subjected to the normal refereeing procedure. Manuscripts should be submitted no later than 18th February 2011 by using the web submissions service. Please indicate on submission that your manuscript is intended for this themed issue. Please direct any questions to the Dalton Transactions Editorial Office.

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Dalton Transactions poster prize winner at 2010 BC Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend

Julien Dugal-Tessier, who works in Derek Gates’ group at the University of British Columbia, was awarded a Dalton Transactions poster prize at the BC Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend last summer.

The meeting brought together inorganic chemists from five universities in Canada’s two most western provinces. Plenary speakers at the meeting included Charles Walsby and Byron Gates from Simon Fraser University and Stephen McNeil from UBC Okanagan.

Find out more about Julien’s research by visiting the Gates Group homepage or read his recent Dalton Transactions perspective article:

Phospha-organic chemistry: from molecules to polymers
Joshua I. Bates, Julien Dugal-Tessier and Derek P. Gates
Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 3151-3159
DOI: 10.1039/B918938F, Perspective

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Top Ten most-read Dalton Transactions articles in December

Read the most-read Dalton Transactions articles of December 2010, listed below:

C. N. R. Rao and Manashi Nath, Dalton Trans., 2003, 1-24
DOI: 10.1039/B208990B
 
Ming-Xing Yang, Li-Juan Chen, Shen Lin, Xiao-Hua Chen and Hua Huang, Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00781A
 
C. N. R. Rao, S. R. C. Vivekchand, Kanishka Biswas and A. Govindaraj, Dalton Trans., 2007, 3728-3749
DOI: 10.1039/B708342D
 
Hai-Yan Liu, Hua Wu, Jian-Fang Ma, Ying-Ying Liu, Jin Yang and Ji-Cheng Ma, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 602-613
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01024C
 
Holger Braunschweig and Rian D. Dewhurst, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 549-558
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01181A
 
P. P. Edwards, A. Porch, M. O. Jones, D. V. Morgan and R. M. Perks, Dalton Trans., 2004, 2995-3002
DOI: 10.1039/B408864F
 
Bart M. J. M. Suijkerbuijk, Bas N. H. Aerts, Harm P. Dijkstra, Martin Lutz, Anthony L. Spek, Gerard van Koten and Robertus J. M. Klein Gebbink, Dalton Trans., 2007, 1273-1276
DOI: 10.1039/B701978P
 
Deborah L. Kays, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 769-778
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01247E
 
Ye Peng, Teng Ben, Jun Xu, Ming Xue, Xiaofei Jing, Feng Deng, Shilun Qiu and Guangshan Zhu, Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01268H
 
Jacek Klinowski, Filipe A. Almeida Paz, Patrícia Silva and João Rocha, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 321-330
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00708K

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Dalton Transactions Issue 6 Now Published

View the latest issue of Dalton Transactions or read this week’s cover article, a Perspective by Wolfdieter Schenk on the coordination chemistry of the sulfur oxides, thioformaldehyde and its oxides.

Cover article:

The coordination chemistry of small sulfur-containing molecules: a personal perspective
Wolfdieter A. Schenk
Dalton Trans, 2011, 40, 1209-1219
DOI: 10.1039/c0dt00975j, Perspective

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Hot Article: Cunning characterisation of yttrium 89

Fernando Lopez Ortiz and colleagues from the Universidad de Almerıa in Spain have used NMR correlation experiments between 89Y and 31P nuclei to elucidate the structures of yttrium complexes in solution which have previously proved notoriously tricky to characterise.

Find out how they did this in their Dalton Transactions Hot Article. FREE to read until the 19th February 2011.

31 P,89Y Shift correlation. Application to the speciation of yttrium complexes with triphenylphosphine oxide
Ignacio Fernández, Víctor Yañez-Rodríguez and Fernando López Ortiz
Dalton Trans., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01733G, Communication

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Nominations welcome for RSC Awards

Do you know someone who has advanced research in inorganic chemistry by developing new organometallic compounds or providing vital insight into catalytic processes? The RSC Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations. There are over 60 Prizes and Awards available, covering all areas of the chemical sciences. 

Nomination is quick and easy using our online system and you can nominate yourself or a colleague. The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2011 so please don’t wait.

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FREE Chemistry World Webinar

Chemistry World are hosting the first Chemistry World webinar on 31 January. This will include an active audience in Burlington House and be FREE to watch online.

Find out more by reading the blog, and to find out how to register.

Connecting Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry on the Internet – ChemSpider
Monday 31 January 2011

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Dalton Transactions Issue 5 Now Published

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Check out this week’s issue of Dalton Transactions, where the outside cover displays work by Nils Metzler-Nolte and colleagues, from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. In their paper they make a ruthenium Tp sandwich bioconjugate, with a structure reminescent of a scorpion.

View the issue, or read the research…

Outside cover article:

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Microwave-assisteTpRu(p-(CO-Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu-OH)-C6H4Tp) as the first example of a ruthenium Tp sandwich bioconjugated synthesis of the Tp sandwich compound TpRu(p-Br-C6H4Tp) and application of its benzoic acid derivative TpRu(p-(CO2H)-C6H4Tp) in the covalent labelling of biomolecules
Johannes Zagermann, Mariusz Molon and Nils Metzler-Nolte
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 1011-1015
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01121E, Communication

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Perspective: Conversions between metal–ligand multiple bond types

In this Dalton Transactions Perspective, Aaron Odom from Michigan State University examines single-step methods for the conversion of one type of metal-ligand multiple bond to another. These reactions have a wide variety of applications in organic synthesis, e.g. in carbonyl olefination.

The Perspective includes recent examples from the author’s own laboratory on metallacycles prepared directly from an imido ligand.

Read more: Conversions between metal-ligand multiple bond (MLMB) types: carbonyl olefination and other applications
Aaron L. Odom
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00825G, Perspective

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Infinite winding water chain

Syntheses, structures and properties of two unusual silver–organic coordination networks: 1D-1D tubular intertwinement and existence of an infinite winding water chain
Bo Li, Shuang-Quan Zang, Can Ji, Chen-Xia Du, Hong-Wei Hou and Thomas C. W. Mak
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 788-792
Cover article – Check out the science behind the art of our most recent cover for Dalton Transactions, volume 40, issue 4 

Two new silver(I) coordination polymers have been constructed from the flexible H3btc and
bridging bpy ligands under different conditions. The results indicate that different coordination modes play a vital role in the assembly of supramolecular architectures. The new polymers represent the  first example of 1D-1D parallel interpenetrated tubular chains in a coordination polymer, and a double-ladder structure, in which an infinite winding water chain has been identified

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