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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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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.

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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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NJC issue 05 now online

NJC May 2016 OFC - Themed issue in honor of François FajulaThis month, Guest Editors Professors Anne Galarneau (Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, France) and Irina I. Ivanova (M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) are pleased to present a part-themed issue in honor of Dr François Fajula entitled The Creative World of Porous Materials.

This collection of 12 Reviews, 2 Letters and 39 research Papers expresses the materials community’s deep appreciation and conveys thanks to Dr François Fajula for his outstanding contributions to the fields of zeolites and ordered porous materials, and for his hard wok on behalf of the materials community. Additional contributions to this themed collection that are not published in the May issue can be found here as they are added.

NJC would also like to thank Alexander Yakimov and the Guest Editors for the design of the outside cover which illustrates this themed issue.

Read the Editorial here.

We invite you to browse the complete table of contents of the May issue to discover other authors’ contributions that are not part of the themed collection.

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NJC issue 02 now online

NJC Feb 2016 OFC - themed issue POMs-SOMsThe February issue of NJC is a part-themed one devoted to Emergent Polyoxometalates and Soft-oxometalates. The NJC team thanks all of the authors for their contributions, as well as the two Guest Editors, Professors Debbie Crans (Colorado State University, USA) and Soumyajit Roy (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India). Two Perspectives, 4 Letters and 16 research papers illustrate new advances in polyoxometalate-containing systems, with emphasis on those for which non-covalent organization creates new structures with new properties.

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NJC Feb 2016 IFC - Prof. LhotakThe inside cover is proposed by Prof. Pavel Lhoták (University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Czech Republic) to illustrate a Paper in which the authors report on the application of organomercurial intermediates for the introduction of aryl moieties using Pd-catalyzed arylation, and for the preparation of the corresponding thiacalixarene dimers, so far unknown in thiacalixarene chemistry.

They show that their reaction enables the introduction of aryl moieties into the meta– or para-positions of the thiacalix[4]arene skeleton, thus leading to unique substitution patterns in thiacalixarene chemistry.

Arylation of thiacalix[4]arenes using organomercurial intermediates
F. Botha, V. Eigner, H. Dvořáková and P. Lhoták.
New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 1104-1110. DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ02427G.

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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

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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.

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NJC issue 05 now online

The May issue of NJC is a part-themed one devoted to Foldamer Chemistry. The NJC team thanks all of the authors for their contribution, as well as the Guest Editor Professor David Aitken (Université Paris Sud, France). This themed issue contains a collection of 3 review articles and 14 research papers, which provide a representative state-of-the-art coverage of the high-level research being carried out in some of the main areas of foldamer research. It is appropriate that these contributions come from research groups spanning four continents, underlining the extent to which foldamers have had an impact on the scientific community.

NJC May 2015 OFC - Prof. SugaIn their review article, Professor Suga (University of Tokyo, Japan) and his colleagues, who designed the outside cover, present an overview of the structural features of stable macrocyclic peptides and their binding to protein targets. They also show some initial indications of their folding behaviour free in solution, and discuss implications for the future design and functions of foldamers.

Model foldamers: applications and structures of stable macrocyclic peptides identified using in vitro selection
Seino A. K. Jongkees, Christopher J. Hipolito, Joseph M. Rogers and Hiroaki Suga. 
New J. Chem.
, 2015, 39, 3197-3207. DOI: 10.1039/C4NJ01633E.NJC May 2015 IFC - Prof. Pophristic

The work of Professor Pophristic (University of the Sciences, USA) and co-workers is illustrated on the inside cover this month. The authors present a molecular dynamics (MD) study on a series of  helical arylamide oligomers with systematically varying building blocks and linkage types to demonstrate that the conformational characteristics of foldamers, such as the number of units per turn, helical pitch, and pore diameter, can be predicted by MD simulations of small oligomers significantly shorter than the foldamers in question.

Helical arylamide foldamers: structure prediction by molecular dynamics simulations
Zhiwei Liu, Ara M. Abramyan and Vojislava Pophristic.
New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 3229-3240. DOI: 10.1039/C4NJ01925C.

Click here to discover the other articles of the May issue.

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NJC Call-for Papers: themed issue on Emergent Polyoxometalates and Soft-oxometalates

Metal-oxide based (usually charged) clusters span two states of matter: crystalline (solid) state and soft (liquid) state. In the crystalline state the clusters exist as discrete entities, as polyoxometalates. In the liquid state the clusters exist as soft-oxometalates (which includes super-structures resulting from unusual association phenomenon). Other clusters of similar or related composition are likely to have properties and applications that compare to those of the more defined POMs and SOMs. Emergent properties of oxometalates and related clusters in catalysis, as active materials, and for biological applications involving both polyoxometalates and soft-oxometalates are areas of rapid development.

The present themed issue aims to bring under one umbrella state-of-the-art research activities in molecular materials and active soft-matter through to biological applications involving polyoxometalates, clusters and soft-oxometalates. Starting from the design of molecular materials based on polyoxometalates or other defined building blocks to the exploration of their catalytic potential in the matter of water oxidation, the fabrication of fuel cells, and conventional catalysis, this issue will also touch upon the biological applications of polyoxometalates. Contributions of recent advances in the use of soft-oxometalates for the construction of materials, in catalysis, phase transitions, patterning, overarching the areas of active soft-matter and biology, where oxometalates also play a role, are also solicited.

Research papers and reviews dealing with the presented fields are welcome for the preparation of this themed issue of the New Journal of Chemistry.

Scope
Contributions based on poly- and soft-oxometalate and cluster research that can lead to emergent phenomena and futuristic materials with a wide range of applications. Papers and reviews covering the conception and realisation of the POMs/SOMs and related clusters, their fundamental properties, perspectives for soft-matter, biological effects, and applications (including, but not limited to, in water oxidation, catalysis, and biology).

Guest Editors
Prof. Soumyajit Roy (Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata, India)
Prof. Debbie C. Crans (Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA)

How to submit and deadline
Contributions to this themed issue are to be made through the NJC manuscript submission website. Please clearly indicate in the comments to editor that the contribution is intended for the Emergent POM-Cluster-SOM themed issue.

Please use the appropriate manuscript template and select the correct format for your contribution when submitting your manuscript. The formats are clearly defined in the table below. 
All contributions will undergo the usual evaluation process (download the January 2015 editorial here).

The deadline to submit is May 1, 2015. Contributions received after this date will be considered but inclusion in the themed issue, if accepted, is not guaranteed.


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NJC issue 11 out now

This month, our five Guest Editors Michel Camplo, Jean-Manuel Raimundo, Laurence Navailles, Mark W. Grinstaff and Philippe Barthélémy present the seven reviews and ten articles which reflect the scope of bioinspired systems in supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology (SupraBio) today in this themed collection.

NJC Nov 2014 OFC Ariga-Hill

Jonathan Hill designed this month’s outside cover to present the Perspective review by Dr Katsuhiko Ariga (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan) and his co-workers, and which is part of the themed issue. The authors propose an important paradigm shift in the preparation of functional materials with well-designed nanostructures, moving from a nanotechnological to a nanoarchitectonic approach.

They focus on examples involving drug delivery functions, which are promising applications of bioinspired materials research. In the review the team discusses recent developments involving assemblies of small amphiphilic molecules, polymer micelles and molecular conjugates and give examples of challenging concepts, including inorganic nanostructure design for drug delivery and mechanically controlled drug release. The authors come to the conclusion that bioinspired nanoarchitectonics can be utilized not only in drug delivery applications but also in many research fields, for which they open tremendous possibilities.

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

NJC Nov 2014 IFC RemitaThe inside cover illustrates an article written by Dr Hynd Remita (Université Paris-Sud, France) and her colleagues in which they present the synthesis of Au–Cu nanoparticles on a modified TiO2 support.

In this material the Au–Cu bimetallic nanoparticles, acting as efficient electron scavengers, enhance the photocatalytic activity under UV light. The photocatalytic properties of the modified TiO2 have also been studied for photodegradation of methyl orange. According to the authors, these materials can also have applications in catalysis.

Radiolytic synthesis of Au–Cu bimetallic nanoparticles supported on TiO2: application in photocatalysis
Zibin Hai, Nadia EL Kolli, Jiafu Chen and Hynd Remita.
New J. Chem., 2014, 38 5279-5286. DOI: 10.1039/C4NJ00883A.

We invite you to browse the complete table of contents (68 articles and reviews) of this issue to discover other interesting results.

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NJC call-for-papers: ‘Frontiers of Organo-f-element Chemistry’ themed issue

As part of the Pacifichem 2015 conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (December 15–20, 2015), there will be a symposium devoted to the topic ‘Frontiers of Organo-f-element Chemistry‘. 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.

Organo-f-element chemistry continues to be one of the most attractive fields for potential applications in homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis. The main goal of this symposium is to bring together the world’s leading experts in the field to discuss and elucidate current trends in fundamental and applied organo-f-element chemistry and to identify the most promising future developments for the next decade.

Scope
New Journal of Chemistry (NJC), an CNRS journal published by the RSC, will publish a thematic issue on organo-f-element chemistry in October 2015, shortly before the symposium. The symposium invited speakers have agreed to contribute to this thematic issue. We cordially invite you to join them with your contribution in the broad area of organo-f-element chemistry.

All aspects of organo-f-element chemistry (lanthanides and actinides, theoretical and synthetic studies, catalysis and materials science) are welcome. Full Papers, Letters (communications with limited data and a single message; 4-page limit), Perspective  reviews (with no length limitations) and Focus reviews on a topic of current interest (6-page limit) will be accepted.
 

Guest Editors
Professor Dr. Frank T. Edelmann (Madgeburg, Germany)
Professor Peter Junk (James Cook University, Australia)

How to submit and deadline
Please use the manuscript templates for your contributions and submit using the NJC manuscript submission website. Please clearly indicate in the ‘Comments to the Editor’ section that the contribution is intended for the Organo-f Element themed issue.

Please select the correct format for your contribution. These are clearly defined in the table below.

All contributions will undergo the usual evaluation process (see the January 2014 editorial for further details).

 

The deadline to submit is March 1, 2015.
 Contributions received after this date will be considered but inclusion in the themed issue, if accepted, is not guaranteed.

 

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