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1st International Conference on Noncovalent Interactions

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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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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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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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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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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NJC Poster Prize Winners at Metals and Genetics Meeting

Three young scientists were recognized for their contributions at the 6th International Conference on Metals and Genetics, which took place earlier this year at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.

The winners (in no particular order) of the NJC Poster Prizes awarded at this conference were:

Mr Vadde Ramu, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Poster title: New imaging reagents for lipid dense regions in live cells and the nucleus in fixed MCF-7 cells

The presented work is part of Vadde’s Ph.D. thesis, carried out under the supervision of Dr. Amitava Das. Vadde will be defending his thesis work this month and is moving to Jena for a post-doctoral position in October.

The presented research work demonstrated the design and synthesis of two new uracil (U) and 5-flurouracil (5-FU) labelled ruthenium(II)-polypyridyl based cellular imaging reagents. These two complexes were found to show affinity towards DNA in the nucleus of the PFA fixed cells. A large Stokes shift (λ = 160 nm) and an appreciably long-lived 3MLCT excited state (λ = 320 ns) in aq. buffer medium (pH 7.4) are other key features of these complexes. Unlike the common nuclear DNA staining reagents like DAPI, these low-cytotoxic reagents are found to be highly stable towards photo-bleaching upon irradiation with λ > 455 nm at the MLCT band for these complexes.

Mr Samsuzzoha Mondal, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Poster title: Sensing Signalling Phospholipids with ‘Lanthano-proteins’

Samsuzzoha is a Ph.D. student working in the group of Dr. Ankona Datta. He is in his final year and expects to defend his degree in mid-2017.

His present research is about developing fluorescent probes for imaging the crucial phospholipids involved in cell signaling processes. Currently available genetically encoded fluorescent probes lack ‘on-off’ sensing and have problems with background signal. Hence tracking the spatio-temporal dynamics of phospholipids in a live cellular process with those fluorescent proteins is challenging. The authors are addressing this issue by developing novel fluorescent probes with ‘turn on’ or ‘ratiometric’ fluorescence sensing. The poster presents a ‘lanthano’-protein based ‘turn on’ sensor for phosphatidylserine, a phospholipid involved in cell-death signals mediation and several other signaling processes. Additionally, a recently developed, cell permeable, ratiometric sensor for phosphoinositides, the most important signaling phospholipids in the cellular system, is demonstrated.


Ms Tandrila Das, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Poster title: Vacancy-Engineered Nanoceria: Enzyme Mimetic Hotspots for the degradation of Nerve Agents

Tandrila did the work presented in the poster as a 5th year BS-MS student under the direction of Prof. Govindasamy Mugesh. She is now a 1st year student in the Tri-Institutional Ph.D. program in chemical biology offered by Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University (all located in New York City).

The study of phosphotriesterase (PTE) enzymes and synthesis of its structural and functional mimics has been a long time interest of the lab. PTE enzymes degrade organophosphorus nerve agents, which are known to inhibit acetylcholine esterase, thus resulting in paralysis, respiratory failure, etc.  For her Master’s thesis, Tandrila worked on developing a nano-mimic of PTE enzyme. The poster work showed that vacancy engineered nanoceria (CeO2) with Ce in both +3 and +4 oxidation states very efficiently act as a catalyst to hydrolyze organophosphorus nerve agents like paraoxon, parathion, etc.

(The photo shows Tandrila on the left with co-author Dr Amit Vernekar, currently a post-doc in the Lippard group at MIT.)

Congratulations to the 3 laureates, and best wishes for continuing success in their research and careers.

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NJC issue 07 now online

NJC July 2016 OFC NLigands - Dr Monchaud

This month’s issue includes a themed collection put together by guest editors Claude Gros and Franck Denat (Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France). It reports recent advances in the chemistry of Nitrogen Ligands, including organic, coordination, metal-organic and bioinorganic chemistry, and also materials science and catalysis. This themed issue follows the 6th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands held in Beaune in September 2015. The Editors and the NJC team are very grateful to all the authors (representing 13 countries) and reviewers of the 39 contributions to this themed issue.

Access the Editorial here.

We would like to thank Dr David Monchaud (Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France) for designing the outside cover. It illustrates an article reporting a palladated porphyrin named Pd·TEGPy. The authors show that its efficiency as a quadruplex-selective fluorescent dye relies on a structural design that endows it with attractive supramolecular and electronic properties and makes it an efficient turn-on, fluorescent stain thanks to a DNA-mediated sensitization mechanism that ensures a high level of specificity.

DNA structure-specific sensitization of a metalloporphyrin leads to an efficient in vitro quadruplex detection molecular tool
Pape Diaba Diabate, Aurélien Laguerre, Marc Pirrotta, Nicolas Desbois, Julien Boudon, Claude P. Gros and David Monchaud, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 5683-5689. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ01012A.

NJC IFC July 2016 - Dr HR Zhang

The inside cover is proposed by Dr Hai-Rong Zhang (Guangxi Normal University, China) to illustrate a paper showing the authors’ interest in finding novel non-platinum metal-based complexes with maximal beneficial antitumor properties and minimal side effects. In their study, Dr Zhang and his colleagues synthesize and structurally characterize two rhodium(III) complexes of 8-hydroxyquinoline (HOQ) and its derivative 5-bromo-8-hydroxyquinoline (HBrQ). They also screen the in vitro cytotoxicity against a series of human cancer cell lines and study the DNA binding properties of the best cytotoxic complex.

Studies on the structures, cytotoxicity and apoptosis mechanism of 8-hydroxylquinoline rhodium(III) complexes in T-24 cells
Hai-Rong Zhang, Yan-Cheng Liu, Zhen-Feng Chen, Ting Meng, Bi-Qun Zou, You-Nian Liu and Hong Liang, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 6005-6014. DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ00182C.

We invite you to browse the complete table of contents of the July issue to discover other reports that are not part of the themed collection.

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2015 Winners of the New Journal of Chemistry Poster Prize

New Journal of Chemistry is delighted to present the five winners of the NJC poster prizes awarded in 2015.

WGidt - NJC Poster prize 2015Wjatscheslaw Gidt (Ph.D. student working in the group of Prof. Helmut Sitzmann at the Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany) received the award at the 13th Ferrocene Colloquium (held in Leipzig last winter) for his poster entitled “Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of the Chromium Complexes [4CpCrX]2 (X = OAc, Cl, I, OTf)”.

His study shows that paramagnetic cyclopentadienylmetal halides of nickel, cobalt and iron, with bulky alkylcyclopentadienyl ligands, are very reactive starting materials for the formation of novel organometallic compounds capable of carbon-carbon bond formation or cleavage.

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This summer, at the International Conference on Advanced Inorganic Complex Nanomaterials held in Namur, Belgium, two young scientists were honoured.SoraChoi - NJC Poster prize 2015

Sora Choi (Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Moonhyun Oh at the Yonsei University, Korea) won a poster prize for her work “Structural and Morphological Transformation of Metal-Organic Frameworks via Destruction and Reconstruction Pathways” in which she reports the structural and morphological transformations of three-dimensional Kagome-like structured hexagonal lumps (In-MIL-68, [In(OH)(BDC)]n) with blunted ends, into three-dimensional quartz structured hexagonal rods (QMOF-2, [InH(BDC)2]n) with pointed ends.

CedricMarien - NJC Poster prize 2015

Cédric Marien (Ph.D. student with Didier Robert at the University of Strasbourg, France and the INRS, Canada) received the award for his research that aims to develop TiO2 based nanostructures for the photo(electro)catalytic removal of organic compounds in water. His poster “Removal of organic pollutants by photocatalysis with TiO2 nanotubes” reported TiO2 nanotubes electrochemically grown on titanium foils. The study shows that the photocatalytic activity of the tubes depends on their morphology, particularly on the internal diameter and wall thickness.

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The XIII International Symposium on Bioinorganic Chemistry held in Karpacz, Poland, in September, also revealed two young talented chemists.

KSokolowski- NJC Poster prize 2015The award-winning poster of Kamil Sokołowski (postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the research group of Prof. Janusz Lewiński), entitled “Bio-inspired fixation of CO2 on organozinc hydoxides: efficient routes to novel nanomaterials based on zinc carbonates”, summarized his Ph.D. project. The presented research demonstrated that carbon dioxide in combination with well-defined organozinc hydroxides of the type [RZnOH]n or [(R)xZny(L)z(OH)n], can be successfully utilized for the formation of novel molecular organozinc carbonates, as well as meso- and microporous materials with unique physicochemical properties. The studies underline the great potential of simple organozinc precursors featuring CO2-reactive Zn–OH groups and proton-reactive Zn–C bonds for the design of new functional materials based on zinc carbonate components.

Joanna_Watly - NJC Poster prize 2015Joanna Wątły (Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Henryk Kozlowski at the University of Wroclaw, Poland) was also recognised for her work, “The Impact of the Cu(II) Coordination on the Structural and Thermodynamic Properties of Poly-His Peptides”, in which she studied the coordination of Cu(II) with (His)6-tag peptide (used in IMAC chromatography) and peptide fragments from snake venoms. The results showed that all studied peptides have a high affinity towards Cu(II) ions. Formation of an α-helical structure induced by metal-ion coordination and the occurrence of polymorphic binding states is very characteristic for these peptides, but the most interesting results were obtained for a snake venom peptide fragment with nine histidine residues. The specific role of these nine His residues in venom is unknown, but this peptide may play a key role in the interaction with metal ions and consequently in the inhibition of the snake metalloproteases.

Congratulations to all five winners !

We wish them continuing success in their research and send them our best wishes for 2016!

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NJC issue 10 now online

NJC Oct OFC -  Prof. EldemannThis month, guest editors Professors Frank T. Edelmann (Madgeburg, Germany) and Peter Junk (James Cook University, Australia) are pleased to present a part-themed issue on ‘Frontiers of Organo-f-element Chemistry‘. The 26 contributions show that organo-f-element chemistry continues to be one of the most attractive fields for potential applications in homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis.

As part of the Pacifichem 2015 conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (December 15–20, 2015), there will be a symposium devoted to the same topic as this themed issue. This symposium will focus on recent advances and future directions in the organometallic chemistry of lanthanide and actinide elements. It is intended to cover all fundamental and technological aspects of organo-f-element chemistry.

NJC Oct IFC - Prof. Wang

Read the Editorial here

The inside cover illustrates an article by Professor Guozhong Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) and his co-workers. Focusing on removing persistent organic pollutants, the authors present a new photocatalytic degradation pathway of 2,4,4′-trichlorobiphenyl, involving the outright degradation into long-chain alkanes via ring-opening reactions, using a highly-active photocatalyst: Ag nanoparticle decorated flower-like ZnO-nanosheet-assembled ZnO microspheres.

Photocatalytic degradation of 2,4,4′-trichlorobiphenyl into long-chain alkanes using Ag nanoparticle decorated flower-like ZnO microspheres

Quan Deng, Haibin Tang, Gang Liu, Xiaoping Song, Shenhong Kang, Huimin Wang, Dickon H. L. Ng and Guozhong Wang, New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 7781-7785. DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ00343A.

Access the full issue table of contents here

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