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SupraChem 2019

SupraChem 2019 was recently held at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg, Germany and organised by Florian Beuerle and Organic Chemistry Frontiers Associate Editor Frank WürthnerChemical Science was proud to support and sponsor the meeting, alongside other Royal Society of Chemistry journals Organic Chemistry Frontiers and Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

This free-to-attend meeting brought together supramolecular chemists from Germany and neighbouring countries and covered a range of topics from supramolecular machinery to materials and analytical techniques to host-guest chemistry and sensing. Keynote lectures were given by world-renowned supramolecular chemists Vivian W. W. Yang, J. Fraser Stoddart and, new Chemical Science Editor-in-Chief, Andrew I. Cooper. These speakers helped generate some great discussion alongside the additional 27 presentations and led to a very successful meeting.

Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen was in attendance to meet with the delegates and represent the Royal Society of Chemistry. He also helped present some poster prizes on behalf of Chemical Science and Organic Chemistry Frontiers:

  • Chemical Science poster prize winner: Jonas Matern (Universität Münster) for “Insights into the complex self-assembly pathways of a chiral, oligophenyleneethynylene (OPE) based Pd(II) complex”
  • Organic Chemistry Frontiers poster prize winner: Julia Bartl (TU Kaiserslautern) for “A cyclopeptide-derived molecular cage for anion encapsulation”

Jeremy Allen presenting poster prizes to Jonas Matern (Left) and Julia Bartl (Right)

There were a further 5 poster prizes awarded from other journals and publishing houses, these went to:

  • Meike Sapotta (Universität Würzburg) for “A water-soluble perylene bisimide cyclophane as a molecular probe for the recognition of aromatic alkaloids”
  • Irene Regeni (TU Dortmund) for “Self-assembled [Pd2L4] coordination cages based on well-known organic dyes”
  • Oleksandr Shyshov (Universität Ulm) for “Supramolecular chemistry of all-cis hexafluorocyclohexane and its derivatives”
  • Hendrik V. Schröder (FU Berlin) for “Accordion-like motion in electrochemically switchable crown ether/ammonium oligorotaxanes”
  • Sebastian M. Kopp (Universität Würzburg) for “Toward singlet fission: chromophore multiplication in pentacene derivatives with adamantyl bridges”

(Left to right) Markus Albrecht, Jeremy Allen, Irene Regeni, Oleksandr Shyshov, Julia Bartl, Meike Sapotta, Jonas Matern, Diane Smith, Sebastian Kopp, Hendrik Schröder, Frank Würthner, Florian Beuerle

Congratulations to all the poster prize winners!

SupraChem 2019 delegates

The next SupraChem meeting will be held in 2021 in Mainz, Germany

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4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in Hefei, China hosted the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials last month, September 16-18. The meeting was organised by Yi Cui (Stanford University, USA), Shuhong Yu, Jinlong Yang and Xinhe Bao (USTC) and also commemorated USTC’s 60th anniversary. The invited talks covered a wide range of topics, including materials for energy storage and conversion, catalysis and medicine, and bio-inspired materials. Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen, shown below, was also in attendance and talked to the delegates about ‘How to Publish’, speaking about the role of a publisher and giving a few tips about how to help get your papers noticed!

Left: Chemical Science Deputy Editor Jeremy Allen. Right: Delegates of the 4th International Conference on Energy and Biological Materials


The Royal Society of Chemistry was proud to support the meeting, offering 5 poster prizes. The winners of the prizes were:

  • Qiaofeng Yao (National University of Singapore) for ‘Toward total synthesis of functional metal materials’
  • Chengbin Jin (Zhejiang University of Technology) for ‘Green biomass for Li metal batteries’
  • Wen Luo (Wuhan University of Science and Technology) for ‘Encapsulating segment-like antimony nanorod in hollow carbon nanotube as a high-performance anode for rechargeable K-ion battery’
  • Hongliang Li (University of Science and Technology of China) for ‘Strong metal-support interaction in single-atom catalysts’
  • Xiuqiang Li (Nanjing University) for ‘Enhancement of interfacial solar vapor generation by environmental energy’

From Left to Right: Qiaofeng Yao, Chengbin Jin, Wen Luo, Hongliang, Li, Xiuqiang Li, Jeremy Allen


Well done to all of the prize winners from everyone at Chemical Science!


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Chemical Science Impact Factor rises to 9.1

At the end of June, Clarivate Analytics announced their 2017 Impact Factors via Journal Citation reports®. We were delighted to see that the Impact Factor of our flagship journal Chemical Science increased by 4.6% to 9.1! For us, it is all about giving our authors the visibility and recognition their research deserves and this increase in Impact Factor helps demonstrate this. As we move through 2018 we have also launched our ChemSci Picks and promoted selected articles through video abstracts – see here for the latest of these – giving our published content a wider reach.

Thank you to all our authors, referees, Associate Editors, and Editorial and Advisory Board members for contributing to the journal’s continued impact and success – this achievement would not have been possible without your support and trust. Chemical Science remains dedicated to publishing research of exceptional significance from across the chemical sciences.

Chemical Science became a gold open access journal in January 2015, giving the global community free access to high quality research while paying all Article Processing Charges (APCs) on behalf of our authors, keeping articles free to publish.  This unique combination of open access, top quality articles, a flexible format and world-class Associate Editors makes it clear why so many leading scientists choose to publish in Chemical Science.

We invite you to submit your exceptional research to Chemical Science today.

Take a look at some of the highest cited papers and reviews from 2017:


Recent developments in and perspectives on three-coordinate boron materials: a bright future
Lei Ji, Stefanie Griesbeck and Todd B. Marder
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 846-863

Luminescent chemosensors by using cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes and their applications
Dik-Lung Ma, Sheng Lin, Wanhe Wang, Chao Yang and Chung-Hang Leung
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 878-889


How molecular motors work – insights from the molecular machinist’s toolbox: the Nobel prize in Chemistry 2016
D. Astumian
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 840-845

Peptide-templated noble metal catalysts: syntheses and applications
Wei Wang, Caleb F. Anderson, Zongyuan Wang, Wei Wu, Honggang Cui and Chang-Jun Liu
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 3310-3324

Edge Articles

The IPEA dilemma in CASPT2
Patrick Zobel, Juan J. Nogueira and Leticia González
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 1482-1499

Hydroxide-bridged five-coordinate DyIII single-molecule magnet exhibiting the record thermal relaxation barrier of magnetization among lanthanide-only dimers
Jin Xiong, Hai-Yan Ding, Yin-Shan Meng, Chen Gao, Xue-Jing Zhang, Zhao-Sha Meng, Yi-Quan Zhang, Wei Shi, Bing-Wu Wang and Song Gao
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 1288-1294

Single-atom catalysts for CO2 electroreduction with significant activity and selectivity improvements
Seoin Back, Juhyung Lim, Na-Young Kim, Yong-Hyun Kim and Yousung Jung
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 1090-1096

Read more Impact Factor highlights for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s leading journals, including Chemical Communications and Chemical Society Reviews.

Find out how other RSC journals are ranked in the latest Impact Factor release

Chemical Science is the world’s first high-quality gold open access chemistry journal (open access from January 2015).

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2017 Journal Citation Reports®, (Clarivate Analytics, 2018).

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