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Microscale Motion and Light

Chemical Science recently sponsored the successful Microscale Motion and Light conference which took place last month in Dresden, Germany. The event ran from the 22nd – 26th July and focussed on the below topics including discussion by invited speakers of the exciting new opportunities for smart materials and applications.:

Professor Tom Mallouk hands Linlin Wang her award for best poster (first prize)

  • Micromotion
  • Photochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Active matter
  • Non-equilibrium-systems
  • Colloids
  • Water splitting
  • Electrochemistry
  • Light-responsive materials
  • Colloidal assembly

Chemical Science provided two best poster prizes which were handed out by the conference co-organiser, Professor Tom Mallouk (Penn State University, USA).

The prize winners were Linlin Wang who was awarded first prize and Tao Huang who received the second prize for best poster.

Professor Tom Mallouk (left) hands Tao Huang (right) his award for best poster (second prize)

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HOT Chemical Science articles for April

We are happy to present a selection of our HOT articles for April. To see all of our HOT referee-recommended articles from 2019, please find the collection here.

As always, Chemical Science articles are free to access.

The full dynamics of energy relaxation in large organic molecules: from photo-excitation to solvent heating

Vytautas Balevičius Jr, Tiejun Wei, Devis Di Tommaso, Darius Abramavicius, Jürgen Hauer, Tomas Polívka and Christopher D. P. Duffy*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4792-4804

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC00410F, Edge Article

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Chiral diversification through the assembly of achiral phenylacetylene macrocycles with a two-fold bridge

Ryo Katoono,* Keiichi Kusaka, Yuki Saito, Kazuki Sakamoto and Takanori Suzuki

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4782-4791

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC00972H, Edge Article

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NosL is a dedicated copper chaperone for assembly of the CuZ center of nitrous oxide reductase

Sophie P. Bennett, Manuel J. Soriano-Laguna, Justin M. Bradley, Dimitri A. Svistunenko, David J. Richardson, Andrew J. Gates* and Nick E. Le Brun

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4985-4993

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC01053J, Edge Article

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Brønsted acid catalysis – the effect of 3,3′-substituents on the structural space and the stabilization of imine/phosphoric acid complexes

Maxime Melikian, Johannes Gramüller, Johnny Hioe, Julian Greindl and Ruth M. Gschwind*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 5226-5234

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC01044K, Edge Article

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Theoretical design of a technetium-like alloy and its catalytic properties

Wei Xie* and Michihisa Koyama*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 5461-5469

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC00912D, Edge Article

 

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Highly regioselective complexation of tungsten with Eu@C82/Eu@C84: interplay between endohedral and exohedral metallic units induced by electron transfer

Lipiao Bao, Pengyuan Yu, Ying Li, Changwang Pan, Wangqiang Shen, Peng Jin,* Shuquan Liang* and Xing Lu*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4945-4950

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC01479A, Edge Article

 

 

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HOT Chemical Science articles for March

We are happy to present a selection of our HOT articles for March. To see all of our HOT referee-recommended articles from 2019, please find the collection here.

As always, Chemical Science articles are free to access.

The antioxidant activity of polysulfides: it’s radical!

Jean-Philippe R. Chauvin, Markus Griesser and Derek A. Pratt*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4999-5010

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC00276F, Edge Article

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Anisotropic strain release in a thermosalient crystal: correlation between the microscopic orientation of molecular rearrangements and the macroscopic mechanical motion

Tomohiro Seki,* Takaki Mashimo and Hajime Ito*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4185-4191

DOI
: 10.1039/C8SC05563G, Edge Article

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Alkali metal complexes of an enantiopure iminophosphonamide ligand with bright delayed fluorescence

Thomas J. Feuerstein, Bhupendra Goswami, Pascal Rauthe, Ralf Köppe, Sergei Lebedkin, Manfred M. Kappes and Peter W. Roesky*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4742-4749

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC00629J, Edge Article

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Direct observation of prion protein oligomer formation reveals an aggregation mechanism with multiple conformationally distinct species

Jason C. Sang, Ji-Eun Lee, Alexander J. Dear, Suman De, Georg Meisl, Alana M. Thackray, Raymond Bujdoso, Tuomas P. J. Knowles and David Klenerman*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4588-4597

DOI
: 10.1039/C8SC05627G, Edge Article

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Using coligands to gain mechanistic insight into iridium complexes hyperpolarized with para-hydrogen

Ben. J. Tickner, Richard O. John, Soumya S. Roy, Sam J. Hart, Adrian C. Whitwood and Simon B. Duckett*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, Advance Article

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC00444K, Edge Article

 

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Direct conversion of phenols into primary anilines with hydrazine catalyzed by palladium

Zihang Qiu, Leiyang Lv, Jianbin Li, Chen-Chen Li and Chao-Jun Li*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 4775-4781

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC00595A, Edge Article

 

 

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HOT Chemical Science articles for February

We are happy to present a selection of our HOT articles for February. To see all of our HOT referee-recommended articles from 2019, please find the collection here.

As always, Chemical Science articles are free to access.

Cooperativity basis for small-molecule stabilization of protein-protein interactions

Pim J. de Vink, Sebastian A. Andrei, Yusuke Higuchi, Christian Ottmann, Lech-Gustav Milroy and Luc Brunsveld*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 2869-2874

DOI
: 10.1039/C8SC05242E, Edge Article

 

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Acyclic 1,2-Dimagnesioethanes/-ethene Derived from Magnesium(I) Compounds: Multipurpose Reagents for Organometallic Synthesis

Deepak Dange, Andrew R. Gair, Dafydd D. L. Jones, Martin Juckel, Simon Aldridge and Cameron Jones*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 3208-3216

DOI
: 10.1039/C9SC00200F, Edge Article

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Catalytic Radical Difluoromethoxylation of Arenes and Heteroarenes

Johnny W. Lee, Weijia Zheng, Cristian A. Morales-Rivera, Peng Liu* and Ming-Yu Ngai*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 3217-3222

DOI
: 10.1039/C8SC05390A, Edge Article

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Revising measurement process in the variational quantum eigensolver: Is it possible to reduce the number of separately measured operators?

Artur F. Izmaylov,* Tzu-Ching Yen and Ilya G. Ryabinkin

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 3746-3755

DOI
: 10.1039/C8SC05592K, Edge Article

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A dinuclear ruthenium(II) phototherapeutic that targets duplex and quadruplex DNA

Stuart A. Archer, Ahtasham Raza, Fabian Dröge, Craig Robertson, Alexander J. Auty, Dimitri Chekulaev, Julia A. Weinstein, Theo Keane, Anthony J. H. M. Meijer, John W. Haycock,* Sheila MacNeil* and James A. Thomas*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 3502-3513

DOI
: 10.1039/C8SC05084H, Edge Article

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Facile synthesis of AIEgens with wide color tunability for cellular imaging and therapy

Wenhan Xu, Michelle M. S. Lee, Zhihan Zhang, Herman H. Y. Sung, Ian D. Williams, Ryan T. K. Kwok, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Dong Wang* and Ben Zhong Tang*

Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 3494-3501

DOI
: 10.1039/C8SC05805A, Edge Article

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Andrei Yudin joins Chemical Science as an Associate Editor

We are delighted to introduce Professor Andrei Yudin as Chemical Science Associate Editor, handling submissions in the area of organic chemistry.

Andrei is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto, where his group specialise in chemical synthesis with a focus on the preparation of novel biologically active molecules. Andrei and his group pioneered work on the preparation of amphoteric reagents, developing structurally distinct intermediates that were viewed as impossible to prepare prior to their studies. The group have been highlighted for the preparation of a library of difficult-to-prepare azridine aldehydes and α-boryl aldehydes that can be applied in the preparation of medically relevant peptidomimetics.

Andrei is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, and runs a blog series providing regular updates on the progress within his group, found at https://amphoteros.com/.

Andrei has now joined the team at Chemical Science and looks forward to receiving submissions in the areas of organic synthesis, transition metal catalysis, peptide preparation and macrocyclisation.

Below is a selection of articles published in Chemical Science that Andrei would like to highlight:

Oxygen transfer in electrophilic epoxidation probed by 17O NMR: differentiating between oxidants and role of spectator metal oxo
Christian Ehinger, Christopher P. Gordon and Christophe Coperet
Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04868A, Edge Article

A divergent synthetic pathway for pyrimidine-embedded medium-sized azacycles through an N-quaternizing strategy
Yoona Choi, Heejun Kim and Seung Bum Park
Chem. Sci., 2019, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04061C, Edge Article

We also highlight a few of Andrei’s contributions to Chemical Science from the last few years:

3-Cyanoallyl boronates are versatile building blocks in the synthesis of polysubstituted thiophenes
Wenjie Shao, Sherif J. Kaldas and  Andrei K. Yudin
Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 4431-4436
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00831G, Edge Article

The reactivity and conformational control of cyclic tetrapeptides derived from aziridine-containing amino acids
Benjamin K. W. Chung, Christopher J. White, Conor C. G. Scully and  Andrei K. Yudin
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 6662-6668
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC01687A, Edge Article

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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:

Perspectives

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

Minireviews

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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Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed

Chemical Communications, Chemical Science and Dalton Transactions are pleased to sponsor the 2018 Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA). This biennial event is being organised by Dr Timothy Easun and Dr Rebecca Melen from Cardiff University, and is taking place on 10 – 12 September 2018 at Cardiff University in Wales.

The meeting brings together junior inorganic chemistry academics from across the UK to help aid their development into independent researchers through networking and exchanging experiences. MICRA 2018 will have exciting talks from experts such as Paul Saines (University of Kent), Timothy Easun (Cardiff University) and Rebecca Melen (Cardiff University).

For more information and to register, go to: https://www.micra2018.com/

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Chemical Science poster prize winner at the 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry

The 16th Symposium for Host-Guest and Supramolecular Chemistry was held on 2 – 3 June 2018 at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan.

This annual symposium covers all aspects of the chemical sciences related to molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry, including the discussion of topics around intermolecular interactions. The event included a special lecture by Dr Shigeki Sasaki and invited lectures by Dr Takashi Hayashi and Dr Katsuhiko Ariga.

Chemical Science is delighted to announce that the Chemical Science poster prize was awarded to Ayaka Yoshioka for a poster entitled Hydrogen-bonding Net-Tubes based on Ring-fused malonamides: Guest Dependence of Tubular Structure Formation and Guest Adsorption/Desorption Assembly’.

Well done Ayaka from everyone at Chemical Science!

Ayaka Yoshioka (left) with Hiromitsu Urakami from the Royal Society of Chemistry (right)

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RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group Annual Symposium 2018: Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

Chemical Science, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Horizons are delighted to sponsor the RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (RSC-CNN) Group Annual Symposium 2018, taking place on 6 – 7 September 2018 in London, UK. This event on nanotechnology for energy and environment is organised by the RSC-CNN Group and chaired by Professor Junwan Tang (UCL) and Professor Radim Beranek (Ulm University).

The symposium covers recent developments in fundamental studies, novel material development and reactor engineering in the field, and aims to provide a forum for researchers to exchange ideas as well as discuss recent advances and challenges. A programme consisting of international experts in the field will cover topics from thermal catalysis to water splitting.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this exciting symposium – find out more and register here!

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The 4th International Symposium on C-H Activation

Chemical Science, Catalysis Science and Technology, Organic Chemistry Frontiers, and Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry are proud to sponsor the 4th International Symposium on C-H Activation (ISCHA). The conference takes place every two years and allows researchers to discuss the latest discoveries in C-H activation chemistry. This year, it is chaired by Professor Fumitoshi Kakiuchi (Keio University) and is being held 30th August – 2nd September at Keio University in Japan.

The symposium will encompass a range of topics, from biomimetic C-H functionalization to emerging technologies in photoredox catalysis and flow chemistry. With an exciting list of international speakers including John Bower (University of Bristol), Debabrata Maiti (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay) and Michel Etienne (CNRS), the ISCHA provides a great opportunity to become acquainted with prestigious scientists in the field.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this symposium – register now!

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