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François Gabbaï joins Chemical Science as an Associate Editor

We are delighted to announce that Dr François Gabbaï has joined Chemical Science as our newest Associate Editor.

François Gabbaï was born in France and attended the University of Bordeaux before moving to UT Austin where he became a PhD student with Alan Cowley.  Upon completion of his Ph.D. in 1994, he joined the group of Hubert Schmidbaur at the Technical University of Munich, first as a postdoctoral fellow and later as an Habilitand.  Upon completion of his Habilitation in 1998, he moved to Texas A&M University where he now holds the Arthur E. Martell Chair of Chemistry.  His research interests revolve around the chemistry of p-block elements and late transition metals with applications in anion recognition, anion transport, and catalysis.  His is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the recipient of the 2009 North American Dalton Lectureship. In 2016, he also received the ACS F. Albert Cotton Award in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry.

François has selected 4 of his favourite Chemical Science articles that he has published over the years that he would like to share with you. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Large-bite diboranes for the μ(1,2) complexation of hydrazine and cyanide
C. H. Chen, F. P. Gabbaï
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 6210-6218
DOI: 10.1039/c8sc01877d

Fluorinated Antimony(V) Derivatives: Strong Lewis Acidic Properties and Application to the Complexation of Formaldehyde in Aqueous Solutions
D. Tofan, F. P. Gabbaï
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 6768-6778
DOI: 10.1039/c6sc02558g

Lewis acidic stiborafluorenes for the fluorescence turn-on sensing of fluoride in drinking water at ppm concentrations
M. Hirai, F. P. Gabbaï
Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1886-1893
DOI: 10.1039/c4sc00343h

Lewis acid enhancement by juxtaposition with an onium ion: the case of a mercury stibonium complex
T.-P. Lin, R. C. Nelson, T. Wu, J. T. Miller, F. P. Gabbaï
Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 1128-1136
DOI: 10.1039/c2sc00904h

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7th UK Solar Fuels Network Symposium

The 7th UK Solar Fuels Network Symposium was held at the University of Cambridge, UK on 28th – 29th February 2019. The meeting was chaired by Professor Erwin Reisner, director of the Solar Fuels Network. Chemical Science were proud to sponsor the meeting, alongside Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels, which are other Royal Society of Chemistry journals.

The meeting was an opportunity to bring together members of the Solar Fuels Network to meet up and discuss the latest advances in the field of solar-driven fuels research and provided an excellent opportunity for interaction with the rapidly expanding network of Solar Fuels researchers in the UK and beyond. The main meeting was followed by a half day post-graduate symposium at which PhD students and early career researchers had the opportunity to present their work. This meeting made up part of a larger ‘Solar Fuels Week’, taking place after the Artificial Photosynthesis Faraday Discussion and the Doppler Symposium.

Chemical Science Assistant Editor Carri Cotton was in attendance to meet with the delegates and represent the Royal Society of Chemistry. She also helped present a talk prize on behalf of Chemical Science and some poster prizes on behalf of Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels:

  • Chemical Science talk prize winner: Katarzyna Sokol
  • Energy & Environmental Science poster prize winner: Hui Luo
  • Sustainable Energy & Fuels poster prize winner: Alexander Kibler

Chemical Science talk prize winner, Katarzyna Sokol (left) awarded by Carri Cotton

Energy & Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy & Fuels poster prize winners Hui Luo (left) and Alexander Kibler (right)

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

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HOT Chemical Science articles for December

We are happy to present a selection of our HOT articles over the past month. To see all of our HOT referee-recommended articles from 2018, please find the collection here.

As always, Chemical Science articles are free to access.

Reaction-free and MMP-independent fluorescent probes for long-term mitochondria visualization and tracking

Ruoyao Zhang, Guangle Niu, Xuechen Li, Lifang Guo, Huamiao Zhang, Rui Yang, Yuncong Chen, Xiaoqiang Yu and Ben Zhong Tang

Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05119D, Edge Article

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Monitoring metal–amyloid-β complexation by a FRET-based probe: design, detection, and inhibitor screening

Hyuck Jin Lee, Young Geun Lee, Juhye Kang, Seung Hyun Yang, Ju Hwan Kim, Amar B.T. Ghisaidoobe, Hyo Jin Kang, Sang-Rae Lee, Mi Hee Lim and Sang J. Chung

Chem. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04943B, Edge Article

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Fluorinated synthetic anion carriers: experimental and computational insights into membrane partitioning and transmembrane chloride transport mechanism

Michael J. Spooner, Hongyu Li, Igor Marques, Pedro M. R. Costa, Xin Wu, Ethan N. W. Howe, Nathalie Busschaert, Stephen J. Moore, Mark E. Light, David N. Sheppard, Vítor Félix and Philip A. Gale

Chem. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05155K, Edge Article

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How machine learning can assist the interpretation of ab initio molecular dynamics simulations and conceptual understanding of chemistry

Florian Häse, Ignacio Fdez. Galván, Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Roland Lindh and Morgane Vacher

Chem. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04516J, Edge Article

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Synergistic Self-Seeding in One-Dimension: a Route to Patchy and Block Comicelles with Uniform and Controllable Length

Jiangping Xu, Hang Zhou, Qing Yu, Gerald Guerin, Ian Manners and Mitchell A. Winnik

Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04705G, Edge Article

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Optical control of the antigen translocation by syntethic photo-conditional viral inhibitors

M. Braner, N. Koller, J. Knauer, V. Herbring, S. Hank, R. Wieneke and R. Tampé

Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04863K, Edge Article

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HOT Chemical Science articles for November

We are happy to present a selection of our HOT articles over the past month. To see all of our HOT referee-recommended articles from 2018, please find the collection here.

As always, Chemical Science articles are free to access.

Carbon-supported Ni nanoparticles for efficient CO2 electroreduction

Mingwen Jia, Changhyeok Choi, Tai-Sing Wu, Chen Ma, Peng Kang, Hengcong Tao, Qun Fan, Song Hong, Shizhen Liu, Yun-Liang Soo, Yousung Jung, Jieshan Qiu and Zhenyu Sun

Chem. Sci., 2018, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC03732A, Edge Article

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Rare “Janus”-Faced {FeII7} Single-Molecule Magnet Exhibiting Intramolecular Ferromagnetic Interactions

Dimitris I Alexandropoulos, Kuduva R. Vignesh, Theocharis Stamatatos and Kim R. Dunbar

Chem. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04384A, Edge Article

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Lytic Reactions of Drugs with Lipid Membranes

Hannah Mary Britt, Clara Antia García-Herrero, Paul W Denny, Jackie A. Mosely and John M Sanderson

Chem. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04831B, Edge Article

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A Catalytic Antioxidant for Limiting Amyloid-Beta Peptide Aggregation and Reactive Oxygen Species Generation

Luiza M. F. Gomes, Atif Mahammed, Kathleen E Prosser, Jason R. Smith, Michael A. Silverman, Charles John Walsby, Zeev Gross and Tim Storr

Chem. Sci., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04660C, Edge Article

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A bio-inspired approach to ligand design: folding single-chain peptoids to chelate a multimetallic cluster

Andy I. Nguyen, Ryan K. Spencer, Christopher L. Anderson and Ronald N. Zuckermann

Chem. Sci., 2018, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04240C, Edge Article

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Single Ru atoms with precise coordination on a monolayer layered double hydroxide for efficient electrooxidation catalysis

Zelin Wang, Si-Min Xu, Yanqi Xu, Ling Tan, Xian Wang, Yufei Zhao, Haohong Duan and Yu-Fei Song

Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article

DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04480E, Edge Article

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Chemical Science symposia on sustainable energy

Registration is now open for our Chemical Science symposia, which are to be held in two locations in China (Harbin and Xiamen) in December.

The NSFC-RSC International Symposium on Energy Chemistry will be held in Harbin, China from 7th-9th of December, you can register now here.

The Chemical Science Symposium on Sustainable Energy will be held in Xiamen, China on 10th of December, you can register now here.

The theme of the Chemical Science Symposium will be renewable energy and sustainability, bringing together leading researchers in the field of energy science and related subjects. The primary focus will be on recent advances in sustainable and renewable energy including solar energy conversion, artificial photosynthesis, photocatalysts, water splitting, gas capture, separation and storage and fuel cells. The symposia will also cover interdisciplinary studies at the energy interface with other subjects such as the properties and applications of materials for energy and sustainability, nanotechnology, photocatalysis, photonics and biotechnology.

Chemical Science Associate Editors Vincent Artero, Kazunari Domen, James McCusker and Jihong Yu will be speaking at both symposia, and Executive Editor May Copsey will be attending.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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