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Meet our new Associate Editor!

We are delighted to be able to introduce Professor Paola Ceroni as the latest member of our Editorial Board and are very happy to be able to welcome Paola to the team, and look forward to working closely with her on shaping the future of Dalton Transactions!
Paola Ceroni is full professor at the University of Bologna. In 1998, she obtained her PhD in the Chemical Sciences at the University of Bologna, after a period in the United States working in Professor Allen J. Bard’s laboratory. Paola was awarded the Semerano prize for her PhD thesis by the Italian Chemical Society. In 2015, she spent three months as a visiting scientist in Professor Vinogradov’s laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her current research is focussed on the photochemistry and electrochemistry of supramolecular systems with particular emphasis towards luminescent nanocrystals.

Her research on luminescent silicon nanocrystals was funded by an ERC Starting Grant PhotoSi (2012-2017) and an ERC Proof of Concept SiNBiosys (2017-2019).

Paola is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is co-author of 190 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals and of a book entitled: Photochemistry and Photophysics: Concepts, Research, Applications (2014, Wiley-VCH).

As a Dalton Transactions Associate Editor, Paola will be handling submissions in the areas of coordination chemistry, nanoparticles and photoscience.

Paola was also one of the guest editors for the recent Metal complexes and nanoparticles for energy upconversion themed issue published in Dalton Transactions.

Browse a selection of work published by Paola below:

Mechanistic insights into two-photon-driven photocatalysis in organic synthesis
Marianna Marchini, Andrea Gualandi, Luca Mengozzi, Paola Franchi, Marco Lucarini, Pier Giorgio Cozzi, Vincenzo Balzani and Paola Ceroni
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 8071-8076

Rigidification or interaction-induced phosphorescence of organic molecules
Massimo Baroncini, Giacomo Bergamini and Paola Ceroni
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 2081-2093

Long-lived luminescence of silicon nanocrystals: from principles to applications
Raffaello Mazzaro, Francesco Romano and Paola Ceroni
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 26507-26526

Photocatalytic ATRA reaction promoted by iodo-Bodipy and sodium ascorbate
G. Magagnano, A. Gualandi, M. Marchini, L. Mengozzi, P. Ceroni and P. G. Cozzi
Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1591-1594

NIR-emissive iridium(III) corrole complexes as efficient singlet oxygen sensitizers
Woormileela Sinha, Luca Ravotto, Paola Ceroni and Sanjib Kar
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 17767-17773

*Access to these articles is free until 31/08/2018 through a registered RSC account.

Submit your research or reviews to Paola now, she will be delighted to receive them! – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2017

We are delighted to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the quantity, quality and timeliness of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

A big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Ilich Ibarra, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ORCID: 0000-0002-8573-8033
Dr Ryuta Ishikawa, Fukuoka University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1279-6283
Dr Jason Lynam, University of York
Dr Tatjana Parac-Vogt, KU Leuven, ORCID: 0000-0002-6188-3957
Dr Spyros Perlepes, University of Patras, ORCID: 0000-0002-3378-6228
Dr Dawid Pinkowicz, Jagiellonian University, ORCID: 0000-0002-9958-3116
Dr Fabrice Pointillart, University of Rennes 1, ORCID: 0000-0001-7601-1927
Dr Wei Shi, Nankai University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6130-1227
Dr Stefano Stagni, University of Bologna, ORCID: 0000-0002-7260-4845
Dr Wei-Yin Sun, Nanjing University, ORCID: 0000-0001-8966-9728      

Thank you to the Dalton Transactions board and the Inorganic community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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20th North German Doctoral Colloquium 2017

Dalton Transactions awarded Daniel Delony (University Göttingen) and Malte Fischer (University Oldenburg) poster prizes for their work at the 20th North German Doctoral Colloquium 2017 (Norddeutsches Doktoranden kolloquium 2017) which took place in Kiel, Germany from the 21st – 22nd September 2017.

The event aims to promote a productive exchange of ideas through lectures and poster presentations among the doctoral students from the Inorganic Chemistry working groups. Current research such as bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic and inorganic synthesis and catalysis are discussed as well as the fields of inorganic solid-state chemistry and materials science.

Further information about the conference can be found by visiting the webpage.

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A golden future for hydrogen bonding

Two-dimensional contour plot of [Me2Au]− adduct with HCN.

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry Two-dimensional contour plot of [Me2Au]− adduct with HCN. Red areas identify the stabilising interactions and blue destabilising interactions

Gold has surprised chemists by showing that a formally positively charged Au(I) ion can be a hydrogen bond acceptor.1 This discovery challenges the traditional view that hydrogen bond acceptors are negatively charged.

Catharine Esterhuysen and her colleagues at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, used theoretical calculations to study how dimethylaurate interacted with six hydrogen bond donors including HF, HCN and NH3.This study expands their previous work showing that Au(I) can be a hydrogen bond acceptor for water.2 Strong or moderate hydrogen bonds were found for five of the pairs. As expected, the Au(I)···H–X bonds were weaker than those formed with the negative auride ion, but surprisingly the bonds with HF and HCN were more stabilising than their analogues with [(CO)4Co], which contains a negatively charged Co centre.

Interested? The full article can be read in Chemistry World.

The original article can be read below and is free to access until 27th April 2017.

Gold setting the “gold standard” among transition metals as a hydrogen bond acceptor – a theoretical investigation
Ferdinand Groenewald, Helgard G. Raubenheimer, Jan Dillen and Catharine Esterhuysen*
Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00329C

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Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Marius Andruh, University of Bucharest
Peter Budzelaar, University of Manitoba
Malcolm Halcrow, University of Leeds
Atsushi Kobayashi, Hokkaido University
George Kostakis, University of Sussex
Dong-Sheng Li, China Three Gorges University
Chengyu Mao, University of California at Riverside
Dawid Pinkowicz, Jagiellonian University
Di Sun, Shandong University

We would also like to thank the Dalton Transactions board and the Inorganic community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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First uranium–rhodium bond shows that shorter is not stronger

Researchers in the UK have made the first two uranium–rhodium complexes and found their uranium–rhodium bonds to be among the shortest heterometallic uranium bonds ever reported.1

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry The uranium–rhodium distances in these two complexes are among the shortest between f-elements and transition metals reported to date

Building on their recent success forming uranium complexes with nickel, palladium and platinum,2 Polly Arnold’s group at the University of Edinburgh used a carefully designed bidentate phosphinoaryloxide ligand (ArPO) to create two distinct uranium–rhodium complexes: a tetrametallic dimer, [I2U(OArP)2RhI]2, and a monomeric complex with three phosphinoaryloxide ligands and a bridging iodide. Although the two uranium–rhodium bonds are of similar length (2.760Å in the dimeric complex and 2.763Å in the monomeric one), electrochemical studies show that the bond stabilities are very different.

Interested? The full story can be read in Chemistry World.

The original article can be read below and is free to access until 30th March 2017:

Uranium rhodium bonding in heterometallic complexes
J. A. Hlina, J. A. L. Wells, J. R. Pankhurst, Jason B. Love and P. L. Arnold
Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04570G

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Welcoming our newest Editorial Board member: Marinella Mazzanti

Welcome to Professor Marinella Mazzanti who joins us as Editorial Board member for Dalton Transactions. Professor Mazzanti is currently the Head and founder of the Group of Coordination Chemistry at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland.

Her research interests include: Lanthanides and Actinides Coordination Chemistry; Lanthanides and Actinides Supramolecular Chemistry; Redox Reactivity of Low Valent f Elements; Gadolinium Based MRI Contrast Agents; Lanthanide Based Luminescent Architectures; Single Molecule Magnets; Small Molecule Activation.

Professor Mazzanti has also participated in more than 30 invited seminars at International conferences and Universities in Europe and the USA.

Below is a selection of articles Professor Mazzanti has published with us:

CS2 activation at uranium(III) siloxide ate complexes: the effect of a Lewis acidic site
Clément Camp, Oliver Cooper, Julie Andrez, Jacques Pécaut and Marinella Mazzanti
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 2650-2656
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02585G, Paper
From themed collection Dalton Discussion 14: Advancing the chemistry of the f-elements

Crystal structure diversity in the bis[hydrotris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate]iodouranium(III) complex: from neutral to cationic forms
Maria Augusta Antunes, Isabel C. Santos, Hélène Bolvin, Laura C. J. Pereira, Marinella Mazzanti, Joaquim Marçalo and Manuel Almeida
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 8861-8867
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50753J, Paper

Optimizing the relaxivity of Gd(III) complexes appended to InP/ZnS quantum dots by linker tuning
Graeme J. Stasiuk, Sudarsan Tamang, Daniel Imbert, Christelle Gateau, Peter Reiss, Pascal Fries and Marinella Mazzanti
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 8197-8200
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50774B, Communication

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Welcoming our new Associate Editor: Wolfgang Tremel

Dalton Transactions would like to welcome Professor Wolfgang Tremel who joins us as our newest Associate Editor. Wolfgang is currently a full Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany. His research interests include: Inorganic materials chemistry, Surface and interface chemistry, Biomineralization, Nanoparticles for applications in drug delivery, in vivo sensing and catalysis, Energy processes (thermoelectric, photonics, phononics, light harvesting).

Professor Tremel is ‘looking forward to collaborating and contributing to a further success of the journal’.

A small selection of articles published by Professor Tremel are below:

Biogenic synthesis of palladium nanoparticles using Pulicaria glutinosa extract and their catalytic activity towards the Suzuki coupling reaction
Mujeeb Khan, Merajuddin Khan, Mufsir Kuniyil, Syed Farooq Adil, Abdulrahman Al-Warthan, Hamad Z. Alkhathlan, Wolfgang Tremel, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir and Mohammed Rafiq H. Siddiqui
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 9026-9031
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53554A, Paper

Hybrid chalcogenide nanoparticles: 2D-WS2 nanocrystals inside nested WS2 fullerenes
Faegheh Hoshyargar, Tomas P. Corrales, Robert Branscheid, Ute Kolb, Michael Kappl, Martin Panthöfer and Wolfgang Tremel
Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 14568-14575
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51537K, Paper

Thermoelectric properties of spark-plasma sintered nanoparticular FeSb2 prepared via a solution chemistry approach
Gregor Kieslich, Christina S. Birkel, Igor Veremchuk, Yuri Grin and Wolfgang Tremel
Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 558-562
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51535D, Paper

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Major society chemistry publishers jointly commit to integration with ORCID

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship and innovation activities, ensuring authors gain full credit for their work.

Today, we signed their open letter, along with ACS Publications, committing to unambiguous identification of all authors that publish in our journals.

The official press release can be read here.

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Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium 2017

The RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium provides an opportunity for talented young inorganic chemists (PhDs and postdocs) to present their work to their peers and senior representatives from industry and academia. The symposium, funded by the Geoffrey Wilkinson Foundation, is free to attend for successful applicants and we will cover up to £150 travel expenses. On the day there will be talks from Royal Society of Chemistry prize/award winners and there is also the opportunity to win significant prizes including bursaries to attend an international conference.

The event will take place in Burlington House, London on the 27th March 2017.

The deadline for poster abstracts is the 13th January 2017.

Further information about the symposium and how to submit an abstract can be found here.

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