Here are the latest Hot Articles published in NJC, selected by the journal editorial team and highly commended by the reviewers. All are FREE to access for 6 weeks, so why not take your pick and have a read now?
- Heterolytic cleavage of ammonia N–H bond by bifunctional activation in silica-grafted single site Ta(V) imido amido surface complex. Importance of the outer sphere NH3 assistance, Eric Gouré, Priscilla Avenier, Xavier Solans-Monfort, Laurent Veyre, Anne Baudouin, Yasemin Kaya, Mostafa Taoufik, Jean-Marie Basset, Odile Eisenstein and Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli, New J. Chem., 2011, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C1NJ20032A, Paper
- A binaphthol-substituted tetrathiafulvalene with axial chirality and its enantiopure TCNQF4 charge-transfer salts, Ali Saad, Olivier Jeannin and Marc Fourmigué, New J. Chem., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1NJ20034H, Paper
- Stirring-induced aggregation of graphene in suspension, Wenzhi Yang, Erika Widenkvist, Ulf Jansson and Helena Grennberg, New J. Chem., 2011, 35, 780-783, DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00968G
- Rapid purification/oxidation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes under 300 kHz-ultrasound and microwave irradiation, Giancarlo Cravotto, Davide Garella, Emanuela Calcio Gaudino, Francesco Turci, Serena Bertarione, Giovanni Agostini, Federico Cesano and Domenica Scarano, New J. Chem., 2011, 35, 915-919, DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00892C
The work by this international collaboration shows how the outer-sphere NH3 assistance lowers the energy barrier of H+ transfer in the reaction of NH3 with silica-supported single site TaV amido–imido complex.
Fourmigué et al. (University of Rennes, France) report on the TCNQF4 oxidation of an original chiral tetrathiafulvalene bearing a binaphthol moiety on one side, affording the very first enantiomeric salts of chiral TTFs with axial chirality, characterised with segregated, dimerised stacks.
Helena Grennberg et al. (Uppsala University, Sweden) investigate how graphene in suspension undergoes stirring-induced aggregation, leading to reversible agglomeration and irreversible folding/scrolling, all of which affects the Raman spectra.
300 kHz ultrasound and microwaves strongly accelerate the oxidation and purification of MWCNTs, preserving the typical tubular shape, as discussed in this hot article by Giancarlo Cravotto and colleagues, from the University of Torino, Italy.
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