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Top Inorganic Chemistry reviews of 2017!

It is that time again when we take a look back at the work published in the previous year and how it is being received by the Inorganic Chemistry community. These Perspective and Frontier articles are among our top cited and downloaded review articles of 2017 providing valuable insight into the latest advances and trends for the community.

The full list of Perspective and Frontier articles published in 2017 can be found here.

Luminescent rare-earth-based MOFs as optical sensors

Partha Mahata, Sudip Kumar Mondal, Debal Kanti Singha and Prakash Majee

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 301-328

This perspective article highlights the basics and applications of luminescence-based sensing of hazardous chemicals, pH, and temperature using rare-earth-based metal–organic frameworks.

Functional metallosupramolecular architectures using 1,2,3-triazole ligands: it’s as easy as 1,2,3 “click”

Roan A. S. Vasdev, Dan Preston and James D. Crowley

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 2402-2414

Self-assembled metallosupramolecular architectures generated using “click” ligands have become an increasingly popular area of inorganic chemistry.

Alkynyl-protected gold and gold–silver nanoclusters  

Zhen Lei, Xian-Kai Wan, Shang-Fu Yuan, Jia-Qi Wang and Quan-Ming Wang

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 3427-3434

Alkynyl-protected coinage metal nanoclusters show new structural features and have interesting luminescence properties and catalytic behavior.

Copper(I)–NHC complexes as NHC transfer agents

Fady Nahra, Alberto Gómez-Herrera and Catherine S. J. Cazin

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 628-631

The latest advances involving the use of copper(I)–NHC complexes as NHC transfer agents are described.

Generalization of the Tolman electronic parameter: the metal–ligand electronic parameter and the intrinsic strength of the metal–ligand bond

Dieter Cremer and Elfi Kraka

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 8323-8338

Dieter Cremer and Elfi Kraka

The MLEP is a new, generally applicable measure of the metal–ligand bond strength based on vibrational spectroscopy, replacing the TEP.

 

β-Diketiminate complexes of the first row transition metals: applications in catalysis

R.L. Webster

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 4483-4498

Although β-diketiminate complexes have been widely explored in stoichiometric studies, their use as catalysts is largely underdeveloped.

 

 

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Call for papers: 2017 themed issue

We are delighted to announce a new Dalton Transactions themed issue to be published in 2017:

Frontiers in Radionuclide Imaging and Therapy, “A chemical journey from naturally radioactive elements to targeted theranostic agents” Guest Editors: Professors Angela Casini (Cardiff University), João D. G. Correia (Universidade de Lisboa) and Chris Orvig (University of British Columbia). Deadline: 19th May 2017

Does your research fit into this subject area? If so, we would welcome your contribution. For further details on issue scope and on how to submit, see below:

How to submit

All types of manuscript – communications, full papers, frontiers 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 the themed issue you would like to be considered for.

Issue scope

This special issue of Dalton Transactions will highlight emerging trends in the use of radionuclides, namely radiometals, for molecular imaging and systemic radiotherapy. It intends to cover all aspects of the use of radionuclides in biomedical/clinical applications, including:

  • Updates on the chemistry of d- (e.g. Tc and Re) and f-elements, namely actinides and lanthanides (e.g. Lu and Ho), and their applications in molecular imaging and targeted radionuclide therapy. Metal-based complexes such as those with Ru, Ir or Au may also be included as targeted chemical probes for imaging in biological systems (e.g. cells).
  • Multimodal imaging agents with at least one modality being radioactive (e.g. PET- or SPECT-MRI probes; Pet- or SPECT- optical imaging, etc.).
  • Radiometal-containing nanoparticles for application in cancer theranostics; image-guided drug delivery in vivo.
  • Production and application of alpha emitters (e.g. 212Pb, 213Bi, 223Ra or 211At); new trends and applications.
  • Isotopes that are only beginning to become available (by generators, rather than made in cyclotrons or nuclear reactors), such as 68Ga or 213Bi (for alpha therapy).
  • Use of “new” or “so far neglected” radioisotopes of the f elements (Lanthanides) for medicinal applications.

Considering the multidisciplinary nature of the topics mentioned, contributions from frontier subjects are welcome. As regards the clinical applications of the above mentioned molecular compounds and nanoparticles, translational aspects should also be addressed in this special issue in addition to chemical design. Thus, contributions related to pharmacological and clinical studies are also welcome.

Interested in submitting a paper? Please contact us (Dalton-RSC@rsc.org) for more information.

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