Welcoming our new Associate Editor: Gregory Welch

We are pleased to introduce Dr Gregory Welch as the latest member of the New Journal of Chemistry Editorial Board.
Dr Gregory C Welch, University of Calgary, New Journal of Chemistry, NJC, Associate Editor

Dr. Gregory Welch is a Canada Research Chair in Solar Energy Materials and Devices and Associate Professor within the Department of Chemistry at the University of Calgary. He has published over 100 scientific papers in the areas of organometallic chemistry, metal-free catalysis, conducting polymers, and organic electronics. He obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Calgary in 2003 and worked in the laboratories of Dr. Tristam Chivers and Dr. Warren Piers. He earned his PhD at the University of Windsor in 2008 under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Stephan where he helped create the concept of Frustrated Lewis Pairs. While trained as a synthetic inorganic chemist he diversified his skill set as a post-doctoral fellow working with Professor Guillermo Bazan at UC Santa Barbara. During this time Dr. Welch studied organic solar cells where he developed record performing molecular semiconductors and new methods to tune optoelectronic properties via Lewis acid-base chemistry. He started his independent career at Dalhousie University in 2012 before relocating to the University of Calgary in 2015.

Running an independent academic research laboratory (welchlab.wix.com/website), Dr. Welch has combined his expertise in synthetic chemistry, materials science, and device engineering to create a dynamic program focused on developing ultra-low-cost clean energy technologies. His research efforts focus on green synthetic chemistry, light-driven catalysis, and printed electronics.

Browse a selection of work published by Greg below:

A direct comparison of monomeric vs. dimeric and non-annulated vs. N-annulated perylene diimide electron acceptors for organic photovoltaics
Maryam Nazari, Edward Cieplechowicz, Thomas A. Welsh and Gregory C. Welch
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 5187-5195
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ06491A, Paper

Exploiting direct heteroarylation polymerization homocoupling defects for the synthesis of a molecular dimer
Willem B. Breukelaar, Seth M. McAfee and Gregory C. Welch
New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 1617-1621
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04285J, Paper

Ligand-centered electrochemical processes enable CO2 reduction with a nickel bis(triazapentadienyl) complex
Zachary Dubrawski, Joshua Heidebrecht, Braulio M. Puerta Lombardi, Alexander S. Hyla, Janina Willkomm, Chase L. Radford, Jian-Bin Lin, Gregory C. Welch, Sathish Ponnurangam, Roland Roesler, Demyan E. Prokopchuk and Warren E. Piers
Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2019, 3, 1172-1181
DOI: 10.1039/C8SE00623G, Paper

Dithienophosphole-based molecular electron acceptors constructed using direct (hetero)arylation cross-coupling methods
Thomas A. Welsh, Audrey Laventure, Thomas Baumgartner and Gregory C. Welch
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 2148-2154
DOI: 10.1039/C7TC05631A, Paper

Submit your research or reviews to Greg now, he 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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Congratulations to Journées de Chimie de Coordination 2019 Prize Winners!

The 2019 Journées de Chimie de Coordination meeting was held 31st January – 1st February in Montpellier, France. These two days were organised by chemists from the four major chemistry institutes of Montpellier (ICGM, IBMM, IEM and ICSM) in order to bring together the French Coordination Chemistry community around a scientific program comprising of six plenary conferences and Oral Communication and Poster prizes.

There were talks from over 20 speakers including, Jean-François Nierengarten (University of Strasbourg), Eduardo Peris (Universitat Jaume I), Clotilde Policar (Sorbonne University), Corine Mathonière (Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux), Myrtil Kahn (CNRS) and Abderrahmane Amgoune (Institut de Chimie et Biochimie Moléculaires et Supramoléculaires).

Dalton Transactions and New Journal of Chemistry sponsored a poster prize and an oral prize each.

 

The two poster prize winners were:

Ghada Manai, Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-Objets (Dalton Transactions) for their poster entitled:

Matériaux hybrides nanostructures à base de nanoparticules de platine et de plymères peptidiques

Ekaterina Mamontova, Université de Montpellier (NJC) for their poster entitled:

Making Prussian blue analogues nanoparticles luminescent: effect of the confinement over the properties

Ekaterina Mamontova, Université de Montpellier, Journées de Chimie de Coordination 2019 Ding Wang, École Polytechnique, Journées de Chimie de Coordination

(left to right) NJC Poster Prize winner, Ekaterina Mamontova and Dalton Transactions Oral prize winner, Ding Wang

 

The two oral prizes winners were:

Ding Wang, École Polytechnique (Dalton Transactions)

Synthesis and Characterizations of an Original Heterobimetallic Nickel Complex with Divalent Organolanthanides

Maya Guillaumont, Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique (NJC)

Theoretical study of Reduction Routes of MX(PPh3)3 in complex environment toward synthesis of Cobalt and Nickel Nanocrystals

The winners received a journal certificate and a book voucher. Dalton Transactions and New Journal of Chemistry sends hearty congratulations to the winners!

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Outstanding Reviewers for New Journal of Chemistry in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for New Journal of Chemistry in 2018, 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.

Professor David Dixon, University of Alabama

Dr Sotiris Hadjikakou, University of Ioannina ORCiD: 0000-0001-9556-6266

Professor Axel Klein, University of Cologne ORCiD: 0000-0003-0093-9619

Dr Xin Li, Zhejiang University ORCiD: 0000-0001-5154-2115

Professor Michel Meyer, University of Burgundy ORCiD: 0000-0003-2295-7826

Professor Chhanda Mukhopadhyay, University of Calcutta ORCiD: 0000-0003-2065-3378

Dr Gyorgy Szekely, University of Manchester ORCiD: 0000-0001-9658-2452

Professor Katalin Várnagy, University of Debrecen ORCiD: 0000-0003-0846-4689

Dr Sanny Verma, US Environmental Protection Agency ORCiD: 0000-0003-3176-3900

Dr Shuang Zhou, Shandong Agricultural University ORCiD: 0000-0003-3737-2927

We would also like to thank the New Journal of Chemistry board and the chemistry 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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ACIN 2018

New Journal of Chemistry is pleased to sponsor the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Complex Inorganic Nanomaterials (ACIN2018) which is taking place in Namur, Belgium from the 16th – 20th July.

The meeting is jointly organised by the University of Namur, the Wuhan University of Technology and the Université Catholique Louvain and aims to offer an update of recent innovations in both fundamental and applied aspects and to highlight the latest advances and progress in the field of inorganic nanomaterials (inorganics, ceramics, hybrids and bio-inspired materials).

NJC and RSC journals Journal of Materials Chemistry B, ChemSocRev and Chemical Science will be providing poster prizes at the conference.

Further information about the event can be found on the ACIN2018 webpage.

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Outstanding Reviewers for New Journal of Chemistry in 2017

We are delighted to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for New Journal of Chemistry  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.

Professor Lingxin Chen, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, ORCID: 0000-0002-3764-3515
Professor Bin Cui, Northwest University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8489-0084
Professor Jianzhuang Jiang, University of Science and Technology Beijing, ORCID: 0000-0002-4263-9211
Dr Tapas K. Purkait, Johns Hopkins University, ORCID: 0000-0001-8948-6526
Professor Yong Rok Lee, Yeungnam University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4048-8341
Dr Jackson Scholten, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, ORCID: 0000-0002-7433-392X
Dr Hongwu Tang, Wuhan University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2258-6992
Dr Lucia Tonucci, G.d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, ORCID: 0000-0002-9854-5652
Dr Akhilesh Verma, University of Delhi, ORCID: 0000-0001-7626-5003
Professor Roseanne Warren, The University of Utah  

Thank you to the New Journal of Chemistry board and our 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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Congratulations to the NJC award winner at the 50th Inorganic Discussion Weekend!

This month saw the occasion of the 50th Inorganic Discussion Weekend (IDW) held in Toronto from November 3rd – 5th. The conference was chaired by Dr Bryan Koivisto of Ryerson University and NJC was on-hand to award a poster prize to the best young researcher.

 

The winner of the NJC Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation was Jeanette Adjei for her poster entitled ‘Nickel & Palladium (N,O)-Donor Ligand Complexes: Structure & Catalysis‘. Jeanette is currently in the final year of her bachelor of science in chemistry at Ryerson University, Canada, and is working her undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Dr. Robert Gossage. Her research focuses on the development of a library of oxazoline ligands and explores coordination chemistry via N,O chelation to nickel and palladium metals.

 

NJC poster prize winner Jeanette Adjei (right) being presented her award by conference chair Dr Bryan Koivisto (left).

The IDW is a perennial fall meeting that has become part of the fabric of the Canadian inorganic chemistry community for 50 years. Originally initiated by Dr. Barry Lever (Emeritus, York University & Founding Editor of Coordination Chemistry Reviews) in 1968, this has become one of the biggest regional meetings in Canadian Chemistry. This year it featured internationally renowned keynote speakers Dr Ian Manners (Bristol University, UK), Dr Chris Orvig (University of British Columbia, Canada), Dr Cathleen Crudden (Queen’s University, Canada), and Dr Martin Albrecht (University of Bern, Switzerland). More information can be found at the event website.

 

NJC offers a huge congratulations to Jeanette Adjei for her outstanding poster presentation!

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NJC Poster prize winners at ISMEC 2017

New Journal of Chemistry awarded two poster prizes at the recent ISMEC 2017 (International Symposium on Metal Complexes) conference which took place in Dijon, France. The conference successfully took place from the 11th – 15th June and was attended by 170 registered participants from 19 different countries. The conference consisted of plenary and key note lectures with one plenary lecture from Nobel laureate JP Sauvage. The conference serves as a forum for the study and application of complexes in the fields of Analytical, Biomedical, Environmental, Supramolecular, Inorganic, Physical and Industrial Chemistry.

Participants had the opportunity to contribute either an oral or poster presentation. The following participants were recipients of an NJC poster prize awarded by members of the International committee and the invited speakers: Anna Irto (University of Messina, Italy) and Margaux Galland (ENS Lyon, France) for their respective poster presentations: “Bis-3-hydroxy-4-pyridinones: From the synthesis to the complexation with Al3+ and Fe3+ and the biological assays” and “Competition between luminescence of a lanthanide complex and singlet oxygen generation: Careful choice of the lanthanide atom”.

Further information about the conference can be found on the website.

Anna Irto (right) receiving her NJC poster prize.

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New Journal of Chemistry 2016 Impact Factor – 3.269

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® have just been released and we are pleased to  announce that New Journal of Chemistry received an Impact Factor of  3.269.

We would like to thank all our authors, referees and readers who have contributed to this success, as well our Editorial and Advisory Boards for their hard work and continued support. Because of you, New Journal of Chemistry has maintained its position as a high quality journal publishing work that opens new directions in chemistry.

We invite you to submit your best work to New Journal of Chemistry!

Here are the top five articles that contributed to the 2016 Impact Factor. All of these articles will be free to access for 4 weeks.

Bioinspired nanoarchitectonics as emerging drug delivery systems
Katsuhiko Ariga,* Kohsaku Kawakami,* Mitsuhiro Ebara, Yohei Kotsuchibashi, Qingmin Ji and Jonathan P. Hill
DOI: 10.1039/C4NJ00864B
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 5149-5163, Perspective

Water and methanol adsorption on MOFs for cycling heat transformation processes
Felix Jeremias, Dominik Fröhlich, Christoph Janiak* and Stefan K. Henninger*
DOI
: 10.1039/C3NJ01556D, (Open Access)
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 1846-1852, Focus

Facilely constructing 3D porous NiCo2S4 nanonetworks for high-performance supercapacitors
Yang Liu, Jianan Zhang,* Shoupei Wang, Kaixi Wang, Zhimin Chen and Qun Xu*
DOI
: 10.1039/C4NJ00816B
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 4045-4048, Letter

Enhanced simultaneous removal of malachite green and safranin O by ZnO nanorod-loaded activated carbon: modeling, optimization and adsorption isotherms
F. Nasiri Azad, M. Ghaedi,* K. Dashtian, S. Hajati, A. Goudarzi and M. Jamshidi
DOI
: 10.1039/C5NJ01281C
New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 7998-8005, Paper

Enhanced activity of a hydrothermally synthesized mesoporous MoS2 nanostructure for high performance supercapacitor applications
Ananthakumar Ramadoss, Taehyun Kim, Gui-Shik Kim and Sang Jae Kim*
DOI
: 10.1039/C3NJ01558K
New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 2379-2385, Paper

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NJC Editor-in-Chief Wais Hosseini wins Joseph-Achille Le Bel Award

Editor-in-Chief Professor Mir Wais Hosseini is one of two recipients of the the Grand Prix Joseph-Achille Le Bel Award, 2016 in recognition of his remarkable discoveries in supramolecular chemistry. The prize is awarded annually and recognises French chemists whose work have achieved international acclaim.

After starting his scientific career under the direction of Jean-Marie Lehn, Professor Hosseini created his own laboratory and focussed his research towards molecular tectonics’ which corresponds to large-scale (millimeter) molecular architectures in the solid state by self-assembling “tectons”. The formation of these non-covalent assemblages involves three types of interactions: coordination bonds, combinations of directional hydrogen bonds and electrostatic interactions, and van der Waals interactions. Their structure can be controlled and programmed according to one, two or even three dimensions by coding information at the tecton level.

His work has brought a major breakthrough in the field of supramolecular chemistry and the study of self-assembly processes as well developing compounds that can be regarded as a new generation of coordination polymers in the crystalline state. His work on “molecular tectonics” has been carried out for more than twenty years in his laboratory and has resulted in an international recognition of his team.

Professor Hosseini has also been the recipient of the CWS Organic Chemistry and Co-ordination Chemistry Prizes and the CNRS Silver Medal in 2011. His international recognition was rewarded by the European Academy of Sciences in 2004 and by the Academia Europaea in 2006.

The NJC Editorial office sends its congratulations to Professor Hosseini on receiving this prestigious award.

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Blue nanoparticles mop up radioactive element

Written by Jamie Durrani for Chemistry World

Chernobyl ruins

Source: © Shutterstock The Chernobyl nuclear power plant where a domed concrete structure is being built to contain the still highly radioactive reactor

Scientists in France have developed a nanoparticle-based formulation of Prussian blue, which could lead to better treatments for people who have been exposed to radioactive contamination.

Large quantities of radioactive contaminants can be released into the environment during nuclear weapon tests or accidents at nuclear reactors – such as those that occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine, in 1986, and more recently in Fukushima, Japan. Radioactive caesium isotopes are among the more common fission products that escape during such events and are easily absorbed by the human body. Exposure to radioactive caesium can cause many different types of cancer, neurological effects and in extreme cases rapid death.

The full story can be read in Chemistry World.

The original article is free to access until the 24th May 2017 and can be read below:

In situ synthesis of Prussian blue nanoparticles within a biocompatible reverse micellar system for in vivo Cs+ uptake
Yannick Guari et al.,
New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 2887-2890
DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ03770D

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