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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

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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Outstanding Reviewers for New Journal of Chemistry 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 New Journal of Chemistry 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.

Dr Si-Xue Cheng, Wuhan University
Professor Antonio Frontera, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Professor Stephen Hashmi, Universität Heidelberg
Professor Jonathan Lindsey, North Carolina State University
Dr Adrian Ruff, Ruhr-Uni-Bochum
Professor Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr Giuseppe Trusso Sfrazzetto, University of Catania
Dr Qiongyou Wu, Central China Normal University
Dr Yi Xia, Chongqing University

We would also like to thank the New Journal of Chemistry 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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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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