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Soon to be 41…..

It has been an eventful twelve months at Dalton Transactions as we approach the end of our 40th anniversary celebration year. One of the highlights of course was the publication of Issue 40 Volume 40, Dalton Transactions 40th Anniversary, which bought together world class research in the field of inorganic chemistry, this can be accessed along with the other 2011 themed issues here. There were also numerous conferences, symposia, colloquia, meetings and seminars from around the world on topics covering every aspect of inorganic chemistry.

It would be impossible to list the phenomenal chemical advances we have seen in Dalton Transactions over the year but I can direct you to our ‘Hot Articles’ for some bite-size pieces and you can also check out some interesting reviews.

Over the Christmas holidays remember you can still access the Dalton Transactions blog and keep up to date with events real time by following us on twitter or signing up to e-alerts.

As a Christmas read I have also put together a very small assortment of interesting reviews published throughout the year.

Synthesis and bio-functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for medical diagnosis and treatment
Thomas D. Schladt, Kerstin Schneider, Hansjörg Schild and Wolfgang Tremel
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 6315-6343
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00689K, Perspective

From molecules to materials: Molecular paddle-wheel synthons of macromolecules, cage compounds and metal–organic frameworks
Mathias Köberl, Mirza Cokoja, Wolfgang A. Herrmann and Fritz E. Kühn
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 6834-6859
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01722A, Perspective

Artificial photosynthesis: semiconductor photocatalytic fixation of CO2 to afford higher organic compounds
Michael R. Hoffmann, John A. Moss and Marc M. Baum
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 5151-5158
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01777A, Perspective

Pyrazolin-4-ylidenes: a new class of intriguing ligands
Yuan Han and Han Vinh Huynh
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 2141-2147
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01037E, Perspective
The future of metal–organic frameworks
Neil R. Champness
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 10311-10315
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT11184A, Frontier

On the metallic nature of carbon in allenes and heterocumulenes
Manuel Alcarazo
Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 1839-1845
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01555E, Perspective

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Dalton Transactions team!

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‘Dalton Transactions after 40 volumes’ – Peter Scott

It has been a year of celebration for Dalton Transactions. As many of you will have heard it is 40 years since the journal began publishing works of great inorganic chemistry and as part of these celebrations Peter Scott has written a historical account of his personal experience with the journal. Peter still remembers his first Dalton Transactions paper as an undergraduate and has since seen the abundant changes that have led to the modern day interactive journal that needless to say is still publishing great inorganic chemistry. Peter’s historic perspective is an insightful read.

Dalton Transactions after 40 volumes
Peter Scott
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT90157E

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40th Birthday Issue of Dalton Transactions now online!

Issue 40 of the 40th volume of Dalton Transactions has now been published online!

Cover of Dalton Trans. Issue 40, 2011
This celebratory issue showcases work from current and past Editorial and Advisory Board Members from across the field of inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry. Dalton Transactions is a fantastic journal to be involved in, with its long history, growing impact factor and size and enthusiastic readers and authors. We are particularly appreciative of all the dedication and hard work put in by our Editorial Board members over the years, which has made Dalton Trans. the journal it is today.
 
Our Editorial Board Chair, Professor Chris Orvig is the guest editor of this issue and I’d recommend reading his editorial introducing this collection of great articles - Chris has been the chair of Dalton Transactions for four years now, and it has been a pleasure for all of us here in the Editorial Office to work with him during this time!
 
The issue contains four Perspective articles by Peter Scott, Ekke Hahn, Lars Kloo and Seiji Ogo, a Frontier article by Neil Champness, two communications and an excellent collection of full research papers from internationally recognised inorganic chemists. Read Issue 40 online today!
 
Dalton Transactions 40th Birthday Cake
Visit the Dalton Transactions Blog 40th Anniversary category to find out more about our celebrations.
 
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HOT Article: 1-borabenzonitrile

In this HOT article, Cade and Hill describe the synthesis of a salt of the 1-borabenzonitrile anion as its tetrabutylammonium salt and a preliminary exploration of its coordination chemistry in which it behaves as neither a conventional nitrile nor an isonitrile. The authors present computational, spectroscopic and crystallographic evidence for the heterocycle and a ruthenium complex containing the anion as an “arene” ligand.

Read more for FREE until the 4th October at:
1-Borabenzonitrile (B-cyanoboratabenzene)
Ian A. Cade and Anthony F. Hill
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10849B

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Hot Article: Colin Raston and cobalt cage molecules

In this Dalton Transactions Hot article Colin Raston and collaborators from the University of Western Australia and the University of Malaya look at CoIII sarcophagine-type cage molecules.

They do both a solid state and solution study of how [Co(diCLsar)]3+ and [Co(HONOsar)]3+, form host–guest inclusion complexes with calixarenes.

As Professor Raston served on the advisory board, this work will be included in the 40th Anniversary volume of Dalton Transactions, celebrating the journals history.

Read the full article for FREE until 25th August…

Site specific Co(III) sarcophagine binding in multi-component phosphonium and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene systems
Irene Ling, Yatimah Alias, Alexandre N. Sobolev, Brian W. Skelton and Colin L. Raston
Dalton Trans., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10550G

To read more about the 40th anniversary celebrations, click on the category in the panel on the right hand side of the screen.

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Hot Article: Activity-enhancing enzyme variant

In a collaboration between researchers at the University of Oxford, Nankai University and Tsinghua University, Luet-Lok Wong and colleagues determined the substrate-free crystal structure of a variant of CYP102A1 (P450BM3) with generic activity-enhancing properties (KT2).

The electronic properties and the catalytic behaviour of KT2 were investigated and the authors proposed that the rate accelerating properties arise from the substrate-free form being in a catalytically ready conformation, such that substrate-induced changes to the structure play a less significant role in promoting the first electron transfer than in the Wild Type.

This Hot Article will be included in a themed issue of the journal to celebrate 40 years of Dalton Transactions.

Read more for FREE until 22nd June 2011:

Structure, electronic properties and catalytic behaviour of an activity-enhancing CYP102A1 (P450BM3) variant
Christopher J. C. Whitehouse, Wen Yang, Jake A. Yorke, Henry G. Tufton, Lydia C. I. Ogilvie, Stephen G. Bell, Weihong Zhou, Mark Bartlam, Zihe Rao and Luet-Lok Wong
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10098J, Paper

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Hot Article: Metallocene alkynes catalysing dehydrogenation of boranes

In this HOT article, Rosenthal and co-workers present studies on the application of group 4 metal complexes, in particular metallocene alkyne complexes and metal amides, for the catalytic dehydrogenation of dimethylamine borane.  In this context, the catalytic evolution of hydrogen from stable hydrogen storage materials has become increasingly important.

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Catalytic dehydrogenation of dimethylamine borane by group 4 metallocene alkyne complexes and homoleptic amido compounds
Torsten Beweries, Sven Hansen, Monty Kessler, Marcus Klahn and Uwe Rosenthal
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10366K, Communication

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The Final Countdown: Top 10 most cited Dalton Transactions articles!

As you know, we are celebrating the journal’s 40th birthday by counting down the Top 40 most cited Dalton Transactions articles according to ISI*. Finally the moment to reveal the Top 10 is upon us! Drum roll please…..what is at number 1? Will it be Queen or The Beatles…. neither of course, but you can find out what exciting paper made it to this top spot below.

In addition all of these articles will be FREE for you to read until the end of January 2011.  Catch up on the rest of the Top 40 articles and find out more about our plans for Dalton Transactions 40th birthday celebrations here.


10
Polymerization of lactide and related cyclic esters by discrete metal complexes
Brendan J. O’Keefe, Marc A. Hillmyer and William B. Tolman
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2001, 2215-2224 DOI: 10.1039/B104197P, Perspective

9 The rational design of high symmetry coordination clusters
Dana L. Caulder and Kenneth N. Raymond
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 1185-1200 DOI: 10.1039/A808370C, Paper

8 Highly active metallocene catalysts for olefin polymerization
Walter Kaminsky
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1998, 1413-1418 DOI: 10.1039/A800056E, Perspective

7 Getting excited about lanthanide complexation chemistry
David Parker and J. A. Gareth Williams
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1996, 3613-3628 DOI: 10.1039/DT9960003613, Paper

6 EQNMR: a computer program for the calculation of stability constants from nuclear magnetic resonance chemical shift data
Michael J. Hynes
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1993, 311-312 DOI: 10.1039/DT9930000311, Paper

5 A net-based approach to coordination polymers
Richard Robson
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 3735-3744 DOI: 10.1039/B003591M, Perspective

4 The phase behaviour of 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborates; ionic liquids and ionic liquid crystals
John D. Holbrey and Kenneth R. Seddon
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 2133-2140 DOI: 10.1039/A902818H, Paper

3 Cationic Group 4 metallocene complexes and their role in polymerisation catalysis: the chemistry of well defined Ziegler catalysts
Manfred Bochmann
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1996, 255-270 DOI: 10.1039/DT9960000255, Paper

2 Engineering coordination polymers towards applications
Christoph Janiak
Dalton Trans., 2003, 2781-2804 DOI: 10.1039/B305705B, Perspective

1 A critical account on π–π stacking in metal complexes with aromatic nitrogen-containing ligands
Christoph Janiak
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 3885-3896 DOI: 10.1039/B003010O, Paper

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

Some of our Top 40 authors such as Xiao-Ming Chen, Christoph Janiak and Keith Murray have already posted stories about their Top 40 papers on the blog. Why not join them in the discussion by posting your thoughts on our Top 10! 

Why do you think these papers have been so highly cited? Do you remember when these articles were first published? Perhaps they had an impact on your own research? We’d love to find out more – tell us by posting a comment on the blog in the box below……

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Nearly there! Dalton Transactions most cited articles countdown 20-11!

We are at Dalton Transactions Top 20 most cited articles* now with the penultimate installment of our Top 40 Anniversary Countdown! We have made articles 20-11 FREE for you to read until the end of January – check them out below. Did you miss the previous installments of the countdown – catch up: Articles 40-31 and Articles 30-21.

Also Christoph Janiak, Stuart Batten, George Chen and Keith Murray tell us more about their Top 40 papers and Dalton Transactions last 40 years in their blog comments- read their views. Or why not join in the discussion yourself by posting a comment on this blog post below? Do you remember reading or citing any of these articles – let us know!

20 Covalent radii revisited
Beatriz Cordero, Verónica Gómez, Ana E. Platero-Prats, Marc Revés, Jorge Echeverría, Eduard Cremades, Flavia Barragán and Santiago Alvarez
Dalton Trans., 2008, 2832-2838    DOI: 10.1039/B801115J, Paper

19 Metal-based antitumour drugs in the post genomic era
Paul J. Dyson and Gianni Sava
Dalton Trans., 2006, 1929-1933   DOI: 10.1039/B601840H, Frontier 

18 Hydrothermal syntheses, structures and properties of terephthalate-bridged polymeric complexes with zig-zag chain and channel structures
Daofeng Sun, Rong Cao, Yucang Liang, Qian Shi, Weiping Su and Maochun Hong
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2001, 2335-2340   DOI: 10.1039/B102888J, Paper

17 Inorganic nanotubes
C. N. R. Rao and Manashi Nath
Dalton Trans., 2003, 1-24   DOI: 10.1039/B208990B, Perspective

16 Extended networks via hydrogen bond cross-linkages of [M(bipy)] (M = Zn2+ or Fe2+; bipy = 4,4′-bipyridyl) linear co-ordination polymers
Lucia Carlucci, Gianfranco Ciani, Davide M. Proserpio and Angelo Sironi
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1997, 1801-1804    DOI: 10.1039/A702146A, Paper

15 The bite angle makes the difference: a practical ligand parameter for diphosphine ligands
Peter Dierkes and Piet W. N. M. van Leeuwen
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 1519-1530  DOI: 10.1039/A807799A, Paper

14 Hydrothermal synthesis and crystal structures of three-dimensional co-ordination frameworks constructed with mixed terephthalate (tp) and 4,4′-bipyridine (4,4′-bipy) ligands: [M(tp)(4,4′-bipy)] (M = CoII, CdII or ZnII)
Jun Tao, Ming-Liang Tong and Xiao-Ming Chen
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 3669-3674  DOI: 10.1039/B005438K, Paper

13 Molecular architecture of cyclic nanostructures: use of co-ordination chemistry in the building of supermolecules with predefined geometric shapes
Bogdan Olenyuk, Andreas Fechtenkötter and Peter J. Stang
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1998, 1707-1728   DOI: 10.1039/A801057I, Paper

12 Alkane C–H activation and functionalization with homogeneous transition metal catalysts: a century of progress—a new millennium in prospect
Robert H. Crabtree
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2001, 2437-2450   DOI: 10.1039/B103147N, Perspective

11 Solvent extraction of strontium nitrate by a crown ether using room-temperature ionic liquids
Sheng Dai, Y. H. Ju and C. E. Barnes
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 1201-1202   DOI: 10.1039/A809672D, Paper 

Top 10 coming soon on the Dalton Transactions Blog! What will be at number one?

*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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Countdown to Dalton Transactions 40th Anniversary continues!

Continuing the countdown of the Top 40 cited Dalton Transactions articles…..

We are celebrating the Dalton Transactions 40th ‘Ruby’ Anniversary in 2011 with a countdown of the Top 40 cited articles*. The next installment appears below featuring articles in spots 30-21. All of these papers are FREE to access until the end of January 2011.

Any surprises so far in the top cited article countdown? Did one of these articles help to inspire or aid your research? We invite you to tell us your thoughts by posting a comment on the blog below!

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

 The second installment….Top Cited Dalton Transactions Articles 30-21…

 30 Luminescent platinum(II) complexes. Electronic spectroscopy of platinum(II) complexes of 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine (terpy) and p-substituted phenylterpyridines and crystal structure of [Pt(terpy)CI][CF3SO3] Hon-Kay Yip, Luk-Ki Cheng, Kung-Kai Cheung and Chi-Ming Che
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1993, 2933-2938 DOI: 10.1039/DT9930002933, Paper

29 Multinucleating 2,2′ : 6′,2″-terpyridine ligands as building blocks for the assembly of co-ordination polymers and oligomers
Edwin C. Constable and Alexander M. W. Cargill Thompson
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1992, 3467-3475  DOI: 10.1039/DT9920003467, Paper

28 Ability of terephthalate (ta) to mediate exchange coupling in ta-bridged copper(II), nickel(II), cobalt(II) and manganese(II) dinuclear complexes
Juan Cano, Giovanni De Munno, José Luis Sanz, Rafael Ruiz, Juan Faus, Francesc Lloret, Miguel Julve and Andrea Caneschi
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1997, 1915-1924  DOI: 10.1039/A700323D, Paper

27 Rectangular grid two-dimensional sheets of copper(II) bridged by both co-ordinated and hydrogen bonded 4,4′-bipyridine (4,4′-bipy) in [Cu(µ-4,4′-bipy)(H2O)2(FBF3) 2]·4,4′-bipy
Alexander J. Blake, Stuart J. Hill, Peter Hubberstey and Wan-Sheung Li
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1997, 913-914  DOI: 10.1039/A700036G, Paper 

26 A unifying mechanism for all high-temperature Heck reactions. The role of palladium colloids and anionic species
Johannes G. de Vries
Dalton Trans., 2006, 421-429 DOI: 10.1039/B506276B, Perspective

25 Ammonia–borane: the hydrogen source par excellence?
Frances H. Stephens, Vincent Pons and R. Tom Baker
Dalton Trans., 2007, 2613-2626 DOI: 10.1039/B703053C, Perspective

24 Hydrogen bonding in imidazolium salts and its implications for ambient-temperature halogenoaluminate(III) ionic liquids
Ahmed Elaiwi, Peter B. Hitchcock, Kenneth R. Seddon, Narmatha Srinivasan, Yu-May Tan, Thomas Welton and Jalal A. Zora
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1995, 3467-3472 DOI: 10.1039/DT9950003467, Paper

23 Electrochemical molecular recognition: pathways between complexation and signalling
Paul D. Beer, Philip A. Gale and George Z. Chen
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 1897-1910 DOI: 10.1039/A901462D, Paper

22 Modified silicas for clean technology
Peter M. Price, James H. Clark and Duncan J. Macquarrie
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2000, 101-110 DOI: 10.1039/A905457J, Perspective 

21 Syntheses, structures and magnetism of α-Mn(dca)2, [Mn(dca)2(H2O)2]·H2O, [Mn(dca)2(C2H5OH)2]·(CH3)2CO, [Fe(dca)2(CH3OH)2] and [Mn(dca)2(L)2], where L = pyridine, CH3OH or DMF and dca– = dicyanamide, N(CN)2–
Stuart R. Batten, Paul Jensen, Cameron J. Kepert, Mohamedally Kurmoo, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Keith S. Murray and David J. Price
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 2987-2997 DOI: 10.1039/A903487K, Paper 

 All important Top 20 – coming soon! Keep an eye out for installment 20-11 here on the Dalton Transactions Blog…..

*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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