Archive for February, 2016

Perspectives and Frontiers by RSC award winners

We are delighted to present a selection of recently-published Dalton Transactions Perspective and Frontier articles by recent winners of Royal Society of Chemistry awards.

Adrian Chaplin

Dr Adrian Chaplin: 2015 Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize winner

NHC-based pincer ligands: carbenes with a bite
Rhiann E. Andrew, Lucero González-Sebastián and Adrian B. Chaplin
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1299
DOI:10.1039/C5DT04429D

In this frontier article we overview the emergence and scope of NHC-based CCC and CNC pincer systems, i.e. complexes containing mer-tridentate ligands bearing two NHC donor groups, comment on their effectiveness in applications, and highlight areas for future development and exploitation.

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Paul Dyson

Professor Paul Dyson: 2015 Bioinorganic Chemistry Award winner

Metal-based drugs that break the rules
Claire S. Allardyce and Paul J. Dyson*
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03919C

Cisplatin and other platinum compounds have had a huge impact in the treatment of cancers and are applied in the majority of anticancer chemotherapeutic regimens. The success of these compounds has biased the approaches used to discover new metal-based anticancer drugs. In this perspective we highlight compounds that are apparently incompatible with the more classical (platinum-derived) concepts employed in the development of metal-based anticancer drugs, with respect to both compound design and the approaches used to validate their utility. Possible design approaches for the future are also suggested.

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Dr Kogularamanan Suntharalingam

Dr Kogularamanan Suntharalingam: Dalton Young Researchers Award 2014 Winner

Advances in cobalt complexes as anticancer agents
Catherine R. Munteanu and Kogularamanan Suntharalingam*
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 13796-13808
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02101D

The evolution of resistance to traditional platinum-based anticancer drugs has compelled researchers to investigate the cytostatic properties of alternative transition metal-based compounds. The anticancer potential of cobalt complexes has been extensively studied over the last three decades, and much time has been devoted to understanding their mechanisms of action. This perspective catalogues the development of antiproliferative cobalt complexes, and provides an in depth analysis of their mode of action.

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2016 Dalton HOT articles

Take a look at our HOT articles for 2016 which are free to access for 4 weeks and will be updated regularly so keep checking! These have also been compiled into a collection for viewing on our website.

Monoanionic bis(carbene) pincer complexes featuring cobalt(I–III) oxidation states
Abdulrahman D. Ibrahim, Kenan Tokmic, Marshall R. Brennan, Dongyoung Kim, Ellen M. Matson, Mark J. Nilges, Jeffery A. Bertke and Alison R. Fout*
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04723D

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Developing nitrosocarborane chemistry
Samuel L. Powley, Louise Schaefer, Wing. Y. Man, David Ellis, Georgina M. Rosair and Alan J. Welch*
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 3635-3647
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04831A

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Room temperature carbon(CO)–carbon(α) bond activation of ketones by rhodium(II) porphyrins with water
Siu Yin Lee, Shiyu Feng and Kin Shing Chan*
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 3522-3527
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04149J

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Dinuclear ruthenium(II) complexes containing one inert metal centre and one coordinatively-labile metal centre: syntheses and biological activities
Xin Li, Kirsten Heimann, Fangfei Li, Jeffrey M. Warner, F. Richard Keene* and J. Grant Collins*
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 4017-4029
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04885K

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Defects and disorder in metal organic frameworks
Anthony K. Cheetham,* Thomas D. Bennett, François-Xavier Coudert and Andrew L. Goodwin*
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 4113-4126
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04392A

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Thermal degradation mechanism of triangular Ag@SiO2 nanoparticles
Mahesh K. Gangishetty, Robert W. J. Scott* and Timothy L. Kelly*
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00169F

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A very peculiar family of N-heterocyclic phosphines: unusual structures and the unique reactivity of 1,3,2-diazaphospholenes
D. Gudat
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 5896-5907
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00085A

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Triphos derivatives and diphosphines as ligands in the ruthenium-catalysed alcohol amination with NH3
N. Nakagawa, E. J. Derrah, M. Schelwies, F. Rominger, O. Trapp and T. Schaub*
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 6856-6865
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04870B

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Anionic and zwitterionic carboranyl N-heterocyclic carbene Au(I) complexes
Steven P. Fisher, Ahmad El-Hellani, Fook S. Tham and Vincent Lavallo*
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00551A

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Increasing anti-cancer activity with longer tether lengths of group 9 Cp* complexes
Stephanie. J. Lucas, Rianne M. Lord, Aida M. Basri, Simon J. Allison, Roger M. Phillips, A. John Blacker and Patrick C. McGowan*
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 6812-6815
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00186F

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Structurally versatile phosphine and amine donors constructed from N-heterocyclic olefin units
Nathan R. Paisley, Melanie W. Lui, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson and Eric Rivard*
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00299D

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Homoleptic and heteroleptic bis-NHC Cu(I) complexes as carbene transfer reagents
Orlando Santoro, Faïma Lazreg, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin and Catherine S. J. Cazin*
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 4970-4973
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00595K

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Assessing the reactivity of sodium alkyl-magnesiates towards quinoxaline: single electron transfer (SET) vs. nucleophilic alkylation processes
Zoe Livingstone, Alberto Hernán-Gómez, Sharon E. Baillie, David R. Armstrong, Luca M. Carrella, William Clegg, Ross W. Harrington, Alan R. Kennedy, Eva Rentschler and Eva Hevia
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04044B

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Water based scale-up of CPO-27 synthesis for nitric oxide delivery
Damiano Cattaneo, Stewart J. Warrender, Morven J. Duncan, Richard Castledine, Nigel Parkinson, Ian Haley and Russell E. Morris
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 618-629
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03955J

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Binding small molecules and ions to [Fe4S4Cl4]2− modulates rate of protonation of the cluster
Thaer M. M. Al-Rammahia and Richard A. Henderson
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1373-1381
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04523A

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A vacuum-annealing strategy for improving near-infrared super long persistent luminescence in Cr3+ doped zinc gallogermanate nanoparticles for bio-imaging
Jian Yang, Yuxue Liu, Duanting Yan, Hancheng Zhu, Chunguang Liu, Changshan Xu, Li Mab and Xiaojun Wang
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1364-1372
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03875H

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Hydrophobic and antioxidant effects in In, Sn, and Sb based two dimensional materials
Keisuke Takahashi and Lauren Takahashi
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 3244-3246
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04542H

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A pH-responsive folate conjugated magnetic nanoparticle for targeted chemo-thermal therapy and MRI diagnosis
Jagriti Gupta, Jeotikanta Mohapatra, Parag Bhargava and D. Bahadur
Dalton Trans
., 2016, 45, 2454-2461
DOI
: 10.1039/C5DT04135J

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Cobalt complexes of tetradentate, bipyridine-based macrocycles: their structures, properties and photocatalytic proton reduction
E. Joliat, S. Schnidrig, B. Probst, C. Bachmann, B. Spingler, K. K. Baldridge, F. von Rohr, A. Schilling and R. Alberto
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1737-1745
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04426J

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Synthetic, structural, and computational investigations of N-alkyl benzo-2,1,3-selenadiazolium iodides and their supramolecular aggregates
Lucia M. Lee, Victoria B. Corless, Michael Tran, Hilary Jenkins, James F. Britten and Ignacio Vargas-Baca
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 3285-3293
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04314J

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Local structure of the metal–organic perovskite dimethylammonium manganese(II) formate
Helen D. Duncan, Martin T. Dove, David A. Keen and Anthony E. Phillips
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03687A

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Cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes of deprotonated N-methylbipyridinium ligands: effects of quaternised N centre position on luminescence
Benjamin J. Coe, Madeleine Helliwell, James Raftery, Sergio Sánchez, Martyn K. Peers and Nigel S. Scrutton
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 20392-20405
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03753K

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Formation constants of copper(I) complexes with cysteine, penicillamine and glutathione: implications for copper speciation in the human eye
Lan-Chi Königsberger, Erich Königsberger, Glenn Hefter and Peter M. May
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 20413-20425
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02129D

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Assembly and stabilization of {E(cyclo-P3)2} (E = Sn, Pb) as a bridging ligand spanning two triaryloxyniobium units
Alexandra Velian, Brandi M. Cossairt and Christopher C. Cummins
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03383G

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Neutral N-donor ligand based flexible metal–organic frameworks
Biplab Manna, Aamod V. Desai and Sujit K. Ghosh
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03443D

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Encapsulation of dyes in metal–organic frameworks and their tunable nonlinear optical properties
Tao Song, Jiancan Yu, Yuanjing Cui, Yu Yang and Guodong Qian
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03466C

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Mixed-linker solid solutions of functionalized pillared-layer MOFs – adjusting structural flexibility, gas sorption, and thermal responsiveness
Inke Schwedler, Sebastian Henke, Michael T. Wharmby, Sneha R. Bajpe, Anthony K. Cheetham and Roland A. Fischer
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03825A

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NBu4SH provides a convenient source of HS− soluble in organic solution for H2S and anion-binding research
Matthew D. Hartle, Daniel J. Meininger, Lev N. Zakharov, Zachary J. Tonzetich and Michael D. Pluth
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 19782-19785
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03355A

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An effect of the substituent position and metal type on the electropolymerization properties of chalcone substituted metallophthalocyanines
Dilek Çakır, Tayfun Arslan and Zekeriya Biyiklioglu
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 20859-20866
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03789A

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User-friendly aerobic reductive alkylation of iridium(III) porphyrin chloride with potassium hydroxide: scope and mechanism
Huiping Zuo, Zhipeng Liu, Wu Yang, Zhikuan Zhou and Kin Shing Chan
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 20618-20625
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03845F

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Centrosymmetric and chiral porous thorium organic frameworks exhibiting uncommon thorium coordination environments
Yuxiang Li, Zhehui Weng, Yanlong Wang, Lanhua Chen, Daopeng Sheng, Yunhai Liu, Juan Diwu, Zhifang Chai, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt and Shuao Wang
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 20867-20873
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03363B

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Unsolvated Al(C6F5)3: structural features and electronic interaction with ferrocene
Jiawei Chen and Eugene Y.-X. Chen
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03895B

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An element through the looking glass: exploring the Au–C, Au–H and Au–O energy landscape
Dragoş-Adrian Roşca, Joseph A. Wright and Manfred Bochmann
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 20785-20807
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03930D

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Novel triazolium based 11th group NHCs: synthesis, characterization and cellular response mechanisms
M. Pellei, V. Gandin, M. Marinelli, A. Orsetti, F. Del Bello, C. Santini and C. Marzano
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 21041-21052
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02934A

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Regioselectivity in C–H activation: reagent control in cyclometallation of 2-(1-naphthyl)-pyridine

Mikhail Kondrashov, David Provost and Ola F. Wendt
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 525-531
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04068J

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A single molecule magnet to single molecule magnet transformation via a solvothermal process: Fe4Dy2 → Fe6Dy3
Sihuai Chen, Valeriu Mereacre, Christopher E. Anson and Annie K. Powell
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 98-106
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03909F

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Smallest molecular chalcogenidometalate anions of the heaviest metals: syntheses, structures, and their interconversion
G. Thiele, C. Donsbach, R. Riedel, M. Marsch, K. Harms and S. Dehnen
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03996G

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