18 Apr 2017
|Left: Crystal structure of spin frustrated TiCrIr2B2 with Cr3 triangles and trigonal planar B4 unites.
Right: No-spin polarized (top) and spin polarized (bottom) crystal orbital Hamilton population (COHP) curves for Cr−Cr interaction in TiCrIr2B2.
Congratulations to the Poster Prize winner at the University of California Chemical Symposium (UCCS): Yuemei Zhang. Yuemei is currently working in the group of Boniface Fokwa at the University of California Riverside. Her poster was entitled “Magnetic Ordering, Frustration and Possible Spin Liquid State from 1D Cr3-Triangles in the TiCrIr2-xOsxB2 Series“.
The meeting was supported by ten UC departments (UC Davis, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Merced, and UC San Francisco). All areas of chemistry, including inorganic, organic, biological, analytical and physical chemistry were represented and the symposium provided an excellent opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to not only present their work in a multidisciplinary environment, but also take part in different workshops to further their career and establish connections with professionals from industry, government and alternative science jobs.
The prize was presented by the RSC Editorial Development Manager, Americas, Dr Jennifer Griffiths.
22 Mar 2017
The 19th Edition of the International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds (ISIC19) will focus on the peculiar properties of intercalation materials. These solids have experienced a great development in recent years and represent now an established specific domain of solid-state research and materials sciences. The design and the characterization of intercalation compounds with advanced functional properties demands interdisciplinary competency in fields such as chemistry, solid-state physics and biology. This Symposium offers a unique opportunity for the Intercalation Compounds Community to bring together information, results and ideas that will stimulate further exploration in the field of intercalation compounds.
Registration deadline: April 20th, 2017
Find out more here
21 Mar 2017
Written by Kirsty Muirhead for Chemistry World
Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry Two-dimensional contour plot of [Me2Au]− adduct with HCN. Red areas identify the stabilising interactions and blue destabilising interactions
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
02 Mar 2017
The 16th International Meeting on Boron Chemistry (IMEBORON XVI) will be held during 9-13 July, 2017 in Hong Kong. This meeting will provide an international forum for presentation and discussion, among both professionals and students alike, of new findings in all aspects of boron chemistry: including inorganic and cluster boron chemistry, organic and bioorganic boron chemistry, boron in materials and boron in medicine. The meeting aims to strengthen and broaden interactions and collaborative research among researchers worldwide.
The 5-day event will include plenary, keynote, and invited lectures, as well as oral and poster presentations. The meeting is also accompanied with social activities like receptions, conference banquet and guided tours to allow participants to experience the unique fusion of East and West culture of the vibrant cosmopolitan city at the heart of South-East Asia.
Abstract submission ends: 22 March 2017
Early bird registration ends: 31 March 2017
Conference Chair: Prof. Zuowei Xie
24 Feb 2017
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
22 Feb 2017
Written by Aurora Walshe for Chemistry World
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
09 Feb 2017
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.
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.
03 Feb 2017
Here are some of the most cited papers and communications published Dalton Transactions in 2016. The articles involve s-, p-, d-, and f-block chemistry and represent a broad range of subject areas, covering coordination and organometallic chemistry, solid state and materials research, and photochemistry. With authors in ten different countries and six papers arising from international collaborations, the work highlights what has been making an impact in the world of inorganic chemistry in the last year.
A chiral lanthanide metal-organic framework for selective sensing of Fe(III) ions
Xiao-Lin Zhao, Dan Tian, Qiang Gao, Hong-Wei Sun, Jian Xu, and Xian-He Bu
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1040-1046
Ju-Meng Hu, Vladislav A. Blatov, Baoyi Yu, Kristof Van Hecke and Guang-Hua Cui
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 2426-2429
Ines E. Collings, Joshua A. Hill, Andrew B. Cairns, Richard I. Cooper, Amber L. Thompson, Julia E. Parker, Chiu C. Tang and Andrew L. Goodwin
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 4169-4178
Peng Ju, Yi Wang, Yan Sun and Dun Zhang
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 4588-4602
Maciej Ptak, Mirosław Mączka, Anna Gągor, Adam Sieradzki, Alessandro Stroppa, Domenico Di Sante, Juan Manuel Perez-Mato and Lucyna Macalik
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 2574-2583
Angshuman Ray Chowdhuri, Dipsikha Bhattacharya and Sumanta Kumar Sahu
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 2963-2973
Antonio J. Calahorro, Itziar Oyarzabal, Belén Fernández, José M. Seco, Tian Tian, David Fairen-Jimenez, Enrique Colacio and Antonio Rodríguez-Diéguez
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 591-598
Wei-Jian Xu, Shao-Li Chen, Zhi-Tao Hu, Rui-Biao Lin, Yu-Jun Su, Wei-Xiong Zhang and Xiao-Ming Chen
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 4224-4229
Laura E. Riley, Antony P. Y. Chan, James Taylor, Wing Y. Man, David Ellis, Georgina M. Rosair, Alan J. Welch and Igor B. Sivaev
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1127-1137
Christine A. Bange, Michael B. Ghebreab, Arne Ficks, Neil T. Mucha, Lee Higham and Rory Waterman
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 1863-1867
01 Feb 2017
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
01 Feb 2017
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