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ICNI 2019, 1st International Conference on Noncovalent Interactions

 

Have you read our cross-journal web collection celebrating the 1st International Conference on Noncovalent Interactions yet? With articles from CrystEngComm, Dalton Transactions, New Journal of Chemistry,  RSC Advances, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Chemical Science, ChemComm and more, this collection is not one to miss!

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Noncovalent interactions (hydrogen, aerogen, halogen, chalcogen, pnictogen, tetrel and icosagen bonds, as well as cation-π, anion-π, lone pair-π, π-π stacking, agostic, pseudo-agostic, anagostic, dispersion-driven, lipophilic, etc.) concern weak forces of attraction formed between different molecules (intermolecular) or fragments of the same molecule (intramolecular). While these weak interactions were firstly taken into consideration by van der Waals in 1873, the understanding of their crucial role in synthesis, catalysis, crystal engineering, pharmaceutical design, molecular biology, molecular recognition, materials, etc. has been increasingly explored in the last few decades.

Thus, it is timely to establish a general/regular series of International Conferences on Noncovalent Interactions (ICNI), the first of which is to be held on 2-6 September 2019 in Lisbon. The conference aims to bring together scientists from around the world working on this field in order to exchange ideas, discuss recent advances and future directions/plans.

Guest-Edited by Kamran T Mahmudov and Armando J L Pombeiro, this collection brings together previous papers as well as new articles celebrating noncovalent interactions. Remember to check back regularly to see our latest articles up to and after the conference takes place!

 

Browse a collection of our latest articles today:

Chirality-dependent halogen bonds in axially chiral quinazolin-4-one derivatives bearing ortho-halophenyl groups
Tomomi Imai, Erina Niijima, Shumpei Terada, Alicja Wzorek, Vadim A. Soloshonok, Akiko Hori and Osamu Kitagawa
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 3385-3389
DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00320G, Communication

[2+2] Halogen-bonded boxes employing azobenzenes
Esther Nieland, Thomas Topornicki, Tom Kunde and Bernd M. Schmidt
Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 8768-8771
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC03061A, Communication

Analysis of energies of halogen and hydrogen bonding interactions in the solid state structures of vanadyl Schiff base complexes
Snehasish Thakur, Michael G. B. Drew, Antonio Franconetti, Antonio Frontera and Shouvik Chattopadhyay
RSC Adv., 2019, 9, 4789-4796
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA09947B, Paper

Organocatalysis by a multidentate halogen-bond donor: an alternative to hydrogen-bond based catalysis
Manomi D. Perera and Christer B. Aakeröy
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 8311-8314
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ01404G, Paper

Tetra-, hexa- and octanuclear copper hydride complexes supported by tridentate phosphine ligands
Takayuki Nakajima, Kanako Nakamae, Rika Hatano, Kaho Imai, Masafumi Harada, Yasuyuki Ura and Tomoaki Tanase
Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 12050-12059
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT02467K, Paper

Correlation of the partial charge-transfer and covalent nature of halogen bonding with the THz and IR spectral changes
Hajime Torii
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 17118-17125
DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02747E, Paper

On the importance of antiparallel π–π interactions in the solid state of isatin-based hydrazides
Muhammad Naeem Ahmed, Maryam Arif, Farah Jabeen, Haroon Ahmed Khan, Khawaja Ansar Yasin, Muhammad Nawaz Tahir, Antonio Franconetti and Antonio Frontera
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 8122-8131
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ00405J, Paper

 

Have any queries about publishing with CrystEngComm, Dalton Transactions or New Journal of Chemistry? Our Deputy Editor Mike Andrews will be attending in September so don’t forget to say hello.

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Selenium & Tellurium chemistry at the beginning of the 3rd millennium: a celebration of ICCST

The chemistry of selenium and tellurium is experiencing continuous and exponential growth thanks to its implication in many research fields spanning from fundamental organic/inorganic/bio-chemistry, to material science, biology, pharmacology, medicine, agriculture and environmental science.

The International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium (ICCST), next year at its 14th edition, has witnessed and supported the growth of this research area since 1971, offering an International forum for discussing cutting-edge results. Interest in the chemistry of these two elements has been sustained by the RSC publishing several reviews and monographs over the past decade.

Our thematic web collection on all facets of the chemistry of selenium and tellurium will give an open updated snapshot of the research on these two elements as multidisciplinary science, offering unique opportunities of interactions of researchers working in different areas, and it will celebrate ICCST as recognized platform of discussion.

The collection, Guest Edited by Vito Lippolis and Claudio Santi, will contain papers published in the past 20 years by chemists who have attended ICCST, and new papers published in NJC by the end of 2019.

Vito Lippolis and Claudio Santi, NJC Guest Editors Royal Society of Chemistry

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Browse a few of the latest Perspective articles included:

Ring opening reactions of heterocycles with selenium and tellurium nucleophiles
Damiano Tanini and Antonella Capperucci
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 11451-11468
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ02320H, Perspective

Pyridyl and pyrimidyl chalcogenolates of coinage metals and their utility as molecular precursors for the preparation of metal chalcogenides
Vimal K. Jain
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 11034-11040
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ02769F, Perspective

1,4-Anhydro-4-seleno-D-talitol (SeTal): a remarkable selenium-containing therapeutic molecule
Michael J. Davies and Carl H. Schiesser
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 9759-9765
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ02185J, Perspective

Organoselenium small molecules as catalysts for the oxidative functionalization of organic molecules
Vandana Rathore, Cavya Jose and Sangit Kumar
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 8852-8864
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ00964G, Perspective
 

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Reviewer Recommended and Focus & Perspective Collections: Online now!

New Journal of Chemistry, NJC, Royal Society of Chemistry

We have just updated our reviewer recommend ‘HOT articles’ & our cummulative 2019 Focus & Perspectives collections.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and make the selected articles free to access for 6 weeks! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in NJC in 2019. Please note that only the HOT articles from April – June 2019 have been made free to access, this will be updated quarterly to reflect our latest HOT articles.

Make the most of the free to access period by browsing the collection today!

Why not start here:

 

Multifunctional WS2&M-AgNPs superhydrophobic conductive sponges for application in various sensors
Xueshan Jing and Zhiguang Guo
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 5287-5296
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ00167K, Paper

Two alkali calcium borates exhibiting second harmonic generation and deep-UV cutoff edges
Peng Ren, Yun Yang, Hao Li, Zhihua Yang and Shilie Pan
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 9354-9363
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ01680E, Paper

 

Our 2019 Focus & Perspective collection pulls together all of the reviews published in NJC throughout the year. Remember to check back to read our latest articles!

These two articles are already getting plenty of citations:

 

Recent advances in iminyl radical-mediated catalytic cyclizations and ring-opening reactions
Wenqing Yin and Xuelian Wang
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 3254-3264
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ06165C, Perspective

Life sensors: current advances in oxygen sensing by lanthanide complexes
Khushboo Iman and M. Shahid
New J. Chem., 2019, 43, 1094-1116
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ04993A, Perspective

 

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Congratulations to NJC & Dalton Transactions Poster Prize Winners at EICC-5

The EuChemS Inorganic Chemistry Conference is a biannual event showcasing the latest work by the very best inorganic chemists. After previous meetings successfully held in Manchester (2011), Jerusalem (2013), Wroclaw (2015) and Copenhagen (2017) the 5th EuChemS Inorganic Chemistry Conference (EICC-5) was held in Moscow between 24 – 28th June.

Developments, achievements and prospects in all fields of inorganic chemistry were presented in plenary lectures by distinguished scientists, keynote presentations, oral communications and posters in various sections. Guided by the traditions of previous EICCs, the conference’s main purpose was to promote the development of the new generation of inorganic chemists, enabling them to establish new contacts with colleagues from different countries and chemistry fields through the presentation of their work, and through the many networking opportunities the conference provided.

Dalton Transactions Editorial Board Member Marinella Mazzanti was a Plenary Speaker and New Journal of Chemistry’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Wais Hosseini and Associate Editor Yannick Guari were Keynote Speakers.

Dalton Transactions and New Journal of Chemistry each sponsored a Poster Prize at this year’s event and we all send a huge congratulations to the winners:

 

Dalton Transactions Poster Prize Winner:
Alexandra Zima, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
‘The comparison of the low-spin and high-spin intermediates Fe(V)=O in the selective oxidation of organic substrates’

New Journal of Chemistry Poster Prize Winner:
Dr Oksana Koplak, Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, Chernogolovka, Russia
‘Antiferromagnetic inclusions in organic semiconductors (DOEO)4HgBr4•TCE’

 

Alexandra Zima, Dalton Transactions Poster Prize Winner Oksana Koplak, New Journal of Chemistry Poster Prize Winner

Alexandra Zima with her winning poster. Photographer – Nikolai G Kagirov, Yulia V. Chernova Post-Production – Yulia V. Chernova

Dr Oksana Koplak with her winning poster. Photographer – Yulia V. Chernova

 

The posters were considered by a committee of 9 professors (a mix of keynote and invited speakers) from 6 countries. The winners each received a certificate, RSC book voucher and free subscription to the journal for a year.

Congratulations!

 

 

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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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