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Introducing our newest Associate Editor, Maarit Karppinen

We would like to offer a very warm welcome to our new Dalton Transactions Associate Editor Professor Maarit Karppinen!

Maarit Karppinen received her doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry from Helsinki University of Technology in 1993. After holding shorter-term teaching and research fellow positions in Finland, she accepted first a one-year visiting professorship and later in 2001 a regular associate professor chair in Japan at the Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, where she brought the deep chemistry contribution to the strong multidisciplinary research group focusing on functional oxide materials. In 2006 she returned back to Alma Mater as a full professor to combine her expertise in fundamental new-material research to the long traditions of the laboratory in leading ALD thin-film research. In 2008 she became the head of the Chemistry Department; this leadership was then transformed to the newly established Aalto University, formed by merging Helsinki University of Technology with two other universities from the Helsinki area. For 2009-2013 she was also holding the prestigious Academy Professor position in Finland. Currently she is internationally renowned for her pioneering research on complex perovskite oxides and ALD/MLD fabricated inorganic-organic thin films; for this latter field she received her ERC Advanced grant in 2013, followed by two ERC Proof-of-Concept grants. Her group’s work is truly interdisciplinary, covering both the design and synthesis of new materials and their characterization for a variety of functionalities. She was nominated as a VIP Visiting International Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum in 2016, and Aalto Distinguished Professor in 2017.

Maarit has given her insight and thoughts on the field of inorganic materials chemistry and the role of Dalton Transactions:

I have always been fascinated by new materials – materials never synthesized or even imagined before. Such increasingly complex on-demand designed multifunctional new materials are continuously searched for to solve the grand societal challenges related to energy, environment and wellbeing.”

“As inorganic chemists, we have the entire Periodic Table of Elements at our disposal. For science, we are free to play with all elements, but for practical use issues such as the abundance, accessibility, recyclability, safety and environmental impact of the elements need to be taken into account. Synthesis is another chemistry asset in new-material research: a unique synthesis method most likely leads us to unique materials, not to forget modelling and sample characterization.”

“Dalton Transactions is a journal for diverse areas of inorganic chemistry, and thus an ideal platform for discussing the most intriguing challenges in the broad and impactful field of inorganic (materials) chemistry.“

Editor’s Choice: Maarit’s favourite Dalton Transactions articles

Below are three recent publications that Maarit has chosen as her favourite Dalton Transactions articles. All articles listed here are free to access for a limited time.

Xenon in oxide frameworks: at the crossroads between inorganic chemistry and planetary science

Sergey N. Britvin
Dalton Trans. 2020, Advance Article
https://doi.org/10.1039/d0dt00318b

“This Frontier article by Britvin is an example of the exciting insights in chemistry achieved when a researcher challenges a rare or otherwise difficult or forgotten element.”

 

Fluorination and reduction of CaCrO3 by topochemical methods

Christian A. Juillerat, Yoshihiro Tsujimoto, Akira Chikamatsu, Yuji Masubuchi, Tetsuya Hasegawa and Kazunari Yamaura
Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 1997-2003
https://doi.org/10.1039/C9DT04321G

This paper by Juillerat, Tsujimoto et al. combines, in an innovative manner, two synthesis methods, ultra-high-pressure and topochemical methods, to realize a series of novel Ca-Cr-(O,F) compounds.”

 

All-gas-phase synthesis of amino-functionalized UiO-66 thin films

Kristian Blindheim Lausund, Veljko Petrovic and Ola Nilsen
Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 16983-16992
https://doi.org/10.1039/C7DT03518G

“This paper by Lausund, Petrovic and Nilsen  is another intriguing example of utilizing innovative synthesis approaches, in this case the strongly emerging atomic/molecular layer deposition (ALD/MLD) thin-film technique, for fabricating metal-organic framework (MOF) through gas-phase synthesis.

 

Read a selection of Marrit Karppinen’s latest work published by the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Atomic/molecular layer deposition and electrochemical performance of dilithium 2-aminoterephthalate
Juho Heiska, Mikko Nisula, Eeva-Leena Rautama, Antti J. Karttunen and Maarit Karppinen
Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 1591-1599
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04572D, Paper

Atomic/molecular layer deposition of Cu–organic thin films
D. J. Hagen, L. Mai, A. Devi, J. Sainio and M. Karppinen
Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 15791-15800
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03735C, Paper

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Submit your research or reviews to Maarit today, she will be delighted to receive them! – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. Don’t forget to keep up to date with us on Twitter @DaltonTrans !

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Themed Web Collection: Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms

Guest edited by Sam de Visser (University of Manchester), Jonathan Rourke (University of Cardiff) and Kylie Vincent (University of Oxford) we recently published a special collection of Dalton Transactions which celebrates 50 years of the Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Discussion Group and highlights the breadth and depth of the area, paying particular interest to areas of contemporary relevance.

 

Browse the collection

 

Check out a selection of the articles below:

Inorganic reaction mechanisms. A personal journey
Colin D. Hubbard, Debabrata Chatterjee, Maria Oszajca, Justyna Polaczek, Olga Impert, Marta Chrzanowska, Anna Katafias, Ralph Puchta and Rudi van Eldik
Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 4599-4659
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04620H, Perspective

A subtle structural change in the distal haem pocket has a remarkable effect on tuning hydrogen peroxide reactivity in dye decolourising peroxidases from Streptomyces lividans
Marina Lučić, Amanda K. Chaplin, Tadeo Moreno-Chicano, Florian S. N. Dworkowski, Michael T. Wilson, Dimitri A. Svistunenko, Michael A. Hough and Jonathan A. R. Worrall
Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 1620-1636
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04583J, Paper

Tandem deoxygenative hydrosilation of carbon dioxide with a cationic scandium hydridoborate and B(C6F5)3
Daniel W. Beh, Warren E. Piers, Benjamin S. Gelfand and Jian-Bin Lin
Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 95-101
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04323C, Paper

Photoactivated silicon–oxygen and silicon–nitrogen heterodehydrocoupling with a commercially available iron compound
Matthew B. Reuter, Michael P. Cibuzar, James Hammerton and Rory Waterman
Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 2972-2978
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04870G, Paper

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Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2019, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Claudia Bizzarri, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-4077-2553

Dr Eszter Borbas, Uppsala University, ORCID: 0000-0003-2449-102X

Dr David Harding, Walailak University, ORCID: 0000-0001-8866-2401

Dr Atsushi Kobayashi, Hokkaido University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1937-7698

Dr Haralampos Miras, University of Glasgow, ORCID: 0000-0002-0086-5173

Dr Marta Mosquera, University of Alcalá, ORCID: 0000-0003-2248-3050

Dr Alexander Ovchinnikov, Stockholm University, ORCID: 0000-0002-0537-4234

Professor Eric Rivard, University of Alberta, ORCID:0000-0002-0360-0090

Professor Wen-Juan Ruan, Nankai University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5889-1043

Dr Eringathodi Suresh, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, ORCID: 0000-0002-1934-6832

Professor Jinkui Tang, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, ORCID: 0000-0002-8600-7718

Dr Thomas Teets, University of Houston, ORCID: 0000-0002-7471-8467

 

We would also like to thank the Dalton Transactions board and the inorganic chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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HOT Articles – Online now and free to access

Dalton Transactions, Royal Society of Chemistry

We have updated our ‘HOT articles’ for the first quarter of 2020.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and make the selected articles free to access until 22 May 2020! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in Dalton Transactions between January – March 2020.

Make the most of the free to access period by browsing the collection today!

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Theodor Agapie – 2019 Dalton Transactions UC Berkeley Lecture

Theodor Agapie

 

The 2019 Dalton Transactions University of California, Berkeley Lecture recipient is Professor Theodor Agapie, at the California Institute of Technology. The Lecture recognizes independent early career researchers who have made a significant contribution to the field of inorganic chemistry.

The academic selected to give the lecture receives the opportunity to present at UC Berkeley, a plaque, a $500 honorarium, a dinner and an invitation to publish in Dalton Transactions.

Theodor Agapie was born in 1979 in Bucharest, Romania. He received his B.Sc. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in 2007. Upon completion of his Ph.D. he moved to University of California, Berkeley as a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow. Theo returned to Caltech in 2009 to start his independent career as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. He was promoted to Professor of Chemistry in December, 2014. Selected awards include the Searle Award (2010), Sloan Fellowship (2012), NSF CAREER Award (2012), ACS Award in Pure Chemistry (2013), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, 2014), and Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2014).

Previous recipients include Brandi Cossairt , Jillian Dempsey, Kit Cummins, John Hartwig, Geoff Coates, Paul Chirik, Dan Mindiola, Teri Odom, Daniel Gamelin, Trevor Hayton, Christine Thomas, Mircea Dinca, and Alison Fout.

An online collection of recent Dalton Transactions papers by recipients of the lecture can be found here.

Graphical abstract of Theodor Agapie's recent publication in Dalton Transactions

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Introducing our new Chair, Russell Morris

 

 

 

Read a selection of Russell’s latest work published by the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Insight into the ADOR zeolite-to-zeolite transformation: the UOV case
Valeryia Kasneryk, Mariya Shamzhy, Maksym Opanasenko, Paul S. Wheatley, Russell E. Morris and Jiří Čejka
Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 3084-3092
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT03751A, Paper

A single crystal study of CPO-27 and UTSA-74 for nitric oxide storage and release
Susan E. Henkelis, Simon M. Vornholt, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Paul S. Wheatley and Russell E. Morris
CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 1857-1861
DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00098D, Communication

 

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Submit your research or reviews to Russell today, he will be delighted to receive them! – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. Don’t forget to keep up to date with us on Twitter @DaltonTrans!

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Hot Articles – Online now and free to access

Dalton Transactions, Royal Society of Chemistry

We have updated our ‘HOT articles’ for the last quarter of 2019.

We update our HOT articles collection quarterly and make the selected articles free to access until 11 March 2020! This collection represents the top 10% of research published in Dalton Transactions between October – December 2019.

Make the most of the free to access period by browsing the collection today!

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Introducing our new Associate Editor: Professor Takashi Uemura

We are delighted to welcome Professor Takashi Uemura to the Dalton Transactions Editorial Board. Takashi joins us as an Associate Editor today!

Takashi Uemura, Dalton Transactions Associate Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Takashi Uemura obtained his PhD at the Department of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University in 2002. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Department of Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry in Kyoto University. In 2018, he moved to the University of Tokyo where he now holds the position of Professor. He was also a researcher of PRESTO program (2006–2010) and has been a research director for a CREST program (2013-2020) of the Japan Science and Technology Agency. He has received a number of awards, including the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award for Young Chemists, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Kao Research Initiative Award, and JSPS Prize.

His research interest focuses on the preparation of synergistic nanohybrids between porous coordination compounds and polymeric materials, in particular, polymer chemistry in confined nanospaces.

 

 

 

Read a selection of Takashi’s work published by the Royal Society of Chemistry:

Fluorinated porous molecular crystals: vapor-triggered on–off switching of luminescence and porosity
Hiroshi Sasaki, Hiroaki Imoto, Takashi Kitao, Takashi Uemura, Takashi Yumura and Kensuke Naka
Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 6487-6490
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC02309G, Communication

Impact of the position of the imine linker on the optoelectronic performance of π-conjugated organic frameworks
Samrat Ghosh, Yusuke Tsutsui, Katsuaki Suzuki, Hironori Kaji, Kayako Honjo, Takashi Uemura and Shu Seki
Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019, 4, 325-331
DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00079D, Paper

Controlled polymerizations using metal–organic frameworks
Shuto Mochizuki, Takashi Kitao and Takashi Uemura
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 11843-11856
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC06415F, Feature Article

Hybridization of MOFs and polymers
Takashi Kitao, Yuanyuan Zhang, Susumu Kitagawa, Bo Wang and Takashi Uemura
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2017, 46, 3108-3133
DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00041C, Review Article

Inclusion and dielectric properties of a vinylidene fluoride oligomer in coordination nanochannels
Nobuhiro Yanai, Takashi Uemura, Wataru Kosaka, Ryotaro Matsuda, Tetsuhiro Kodani, Meiten Koh, Takashi Kanemura and Susumu Kitagawa
Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 4195-4198
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT11891B, Paper
Dalton Transactions, Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Submit your research or reviews to Takashi now, he will be delighted to receive them! – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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Welcome to our new Associate Editor: Vadapalli Chandrasekhar

We would like to offer a very warm welcome to our new Dalton Transactions Associate Editor Professor Vadapalli Chandrasekhar!

 

Vadapalli Chandrasekhar Royal Society of Chemistry Dalton Transactions Associate EditorMoving from an Editorial Board member position to an Associate Editor, Professor Chandrasekhar brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1982. After a post-doctoral stint at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1987 and he is currently at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Hyderabad as a Distinguished Professor and Centre Director.

His research interests include organometallic chemistry of main-group compounds and molecular materials. His research work is documented in 360+ publications and he is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy in New Delhi and also the World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy. He is the recipient of several awards including the Shanthi Swarup Bhatnagar Award (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India) and the Friedrich Wilhelm-Bessel Award (AvH Foundation, Germany).

 

 

Browse a selection of work published by Professor Chandrasekhar below:

 

 

Modulation of the nuclearity of molecular Mg(II)-phosphates: solid-state structural change involving coordinating solvents
Biswajit Santra, Ramakirushnan Suriya Narayanan, Pankaj Kalita, Vierandra Kumar, Debdeep Mandal, Vivek Gupta, Michael Zimmer, Volker Huch, Vadapalli Chandrasekhar, David Scheschkewitz,* Carola Schulzke and Anukul Jana
Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 8853-8860
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00687G, Paper

Phosphonate-assisted tetranuclear lanthanide assemblies: observation of the toroidic ground state in the TbIII analogue
Sourav Biswas, Pawan Kumar, Abinash Swain, Tulika Gupta, Pankaj Kalita, Subrata Kundu, Gopalan Rajaraman and Vadapalli Chandrasekhar
Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 6421-6434
DOI:
10.1039/C9DT00592G, Paper

Mononuclear lanthanide complexes assembled from a tridentate NNO donor ligand: design of a DyIII single-ion magnet
Pankaj Kalita, Amit Malakar, Joydeb Goura, Subhashree Nayak, Juan Manuel Herrera, Enrique Colacio and Vadapalli Chandrasekhar
Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 4857-4866
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00504H, Paper

Heterometallic 3d–4f single molecule magnets containing diamagnetic metal ions
Amit Chakraborty, Joydeb Goura, Pankaj Kalita, Abinash Swain, Gopalan Rajaramand and Vadapalli Chandrasekhar
Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 8841-8864
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT01883A, Perspective

Professor Chandrasakhar also recently served as a Guest Editor for our New Talent Asia-Pacific themed issue along with Professor Guo-Xin Jin and Professor Paul Low.

Submit your research or reviews to Vadapalli now, he will be delighted to receive them! – see our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Dalton Transactions in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Catherine Constable-Housecroft, University of Basel ORCiD: 0000-0002-8074-0089

Professor Marilena Ferbinteanu, University of Bucharest ORCiD: 0000-0002-7019-4635

Dr Diana Iovan, UC Berkeley ORCiD: 0000-0001-9889-7183

Professor Yahong Li, Soochow University ORCiD: 0000-0002-6467-0607

Dr Wei Li, West Virginia University ORCiD: 0000-0003-2802-7443

Dr Shaikh Mobin, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore ORCiD: 0000-0003-1940-3822 

Professor Keith Murray, Monash University ORCiD: 0000-0003-4098-9389

Dr Takuya Shiga, University of Tsukuba ORCiD: 0000-0002-6834-6011

Professor Mike Ward, University of Warwick ORCiD: 0000-0001-8175-8822

Professor Zhiguo Xia, University of Science and Technology, Beijing ORCiD: 0000-0002-9670-3223

We would also like to thank the Dalton Transactions board and the inorganic chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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