Hear from our authors: Gang Shao

RSC Mechanochemistry has published its first articles. To celebrate this, we asked the authors to discuss their work in some more detail.

 

In this edition, we hear from Gang Shao about their study titled Base-mediated trimerization of enones under solvent-free and ball-milling conditions.

 

Want to know more about their work? Read the full paper here!

Base-mediated trimerization of enones under solvent-free and ball-milling conditions

Gang Shao, Pinhua Li, Zheng-Chun Yin, Jun-Shen Chen, Xu-Ling Xia, Guan-Wu Wang

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00010A

 

 

RSC Mechanochemistry offers you an inclusive and dedicated home for the ideas, scientific language and approaches that cut across the many disciplines mechanochemistry touches. Here we are seeking to build knowledge, as well as foster innovation and discovery at this forefront of chemistry. Whether you are seeking to understand the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, this journal is for you.

 

Hear from our authors: Takumi Yamamoto

RSC Mechanochemistry has published its first articles. To celebrate this, we asked the authors to discuss their work in some more detail.

 

In this edition, we hear from Takumi Yamamoto about their study titled Visualization of mechanochemical polymer-chain scission in double-network elastomers using a radical-transfer-type fluorescent molecular probe.

 

Want to know more about their work? Read the full paper here!

Visualization of mechanochemical polymer-chain scission in double-network elastomers using a radical-transfer-type fluorescent molecular probe

Takumi Yamamoto, Akira Takahashi, Hideyuki Otsuka

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00016H

 

 

  RSC Mechanochemistry offers you an inclusive and dedicated home for the ideas, scientific language and approaches that cut across the many disciplines mechanochemistry touches. Here we are seeking to build knowledge, as well as foster innovation and discovery at this forefront of chemistry. Whether you are seeking to understand the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, this journal is for you.

 

 

Hear from our authors: Alireza Nari

RSC Mechanochemistry has published its first articles. To celebrate this, we asked the authors to discuss their work in some more detail.

 

In this edition, we hear from Alireza Nari about their study titled Halogen-bonded cocrystals via resonant acoustic mixing.

 

 

Want to know more about their work? Read the full paper here!

 

Halogen-bonded cocrystals via resonant acoustic mixing

Alireza Nari, Jeffrey S. Ovens, David L. Bryce

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00028A

 

 

RSC Mechanochemistry offers you an inclusive and dedicated home for the ideas, scientific language and approaches that cut across the many disciplines mechanochemistry touches. Here we are seeking to build knowledge, as well as foster innovation and discovery at this forefront of chemistry. Whether you are seeking to understand the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, this journal is for you.

 

 

Discover the first articles from RSC Mechanochemistry

We are delighted to share the first articles from RSC Mechanochemistry, the first journal dedicated to the role of mechanochemical processes in all areas of theoretical and experimental chemistry, as well as related fields where mechanochemical processes are at work. Every article is gold open access, so you can read and be inspired for free.

 

Read our articles here!

 

Base-mediated trimerization of enones under solvent-free and ball-milling conditions

Gang Shao, Pinhua Li, Zheng-Chun Yin, Jun-Shen Chen, Xu-Ling Xia, Guan-Wu Wang

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00010A

 

Iron-free mechanochemical limonene inverse vulcanization

Rima Tedjini, Raquel Viveiros, Teresa Casimiro, Vasco D.B. Bonifácio

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00002H

 

Synthesis of α-ketothioamides with elemental sulfur under solvent-free conditions in a mixer mill

Chandan Chittapriya Sahu, Sourav Biswas, Renè Hommelsheim, Carsten Bolm

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00025G

 

Visualization of mechanochemical polymer-chain scission in double-network elastomers using a radical-transfer-type fluorescent molecular probe

Takumi Yamamoto, Akira Takahashi, Hideyuki Otsuka

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00016H

 

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RSC Mechanochemistry offers you an inclusive and dedicated home for the ideas, scientific language and approaches that cut across the many disciplines mechanochemistry touches. Here we are seeking to build knowledge, as well as foster innovation and discovery at this forefront of chemistry. Whether you are seeking to understand the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, this journal is for you.

 

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Meet our Associate Editors

RSC Mechanochemistry recently opened for submissions. To help you prepare your next manuscript, we caught up with our editors to get to know them better and ask what manuscripts they look forward to receiving.

 

Evelina Colacino, Associate Editor

University of Montpellier, Institut Charles Gerhardt, France

Interested in papers on:

  • Organic, metal-organic, organometallic material synthesis
  • Pharmaceutical synthesis
  • Experimental methods
  • Scale-up
  • Sustainability
  • Education and training
“I firmly believe in the idea of community and the feeling of belonging that often accompanies it.

So far, I committed myself to build a worldwide network of researchers in mechanochemistry centred in EU with the objective of making the scientific community involved in the field more cohesive and collaborative. It is to be part of this community that I turned to understand if my involvement in the journal could have positive effects for the scientists working in the field.

I think that we always have to share our experience and opportunities with other, in the perspective of growing together.” – Evelina Colacino

 

Franziska Emmerling, Associate Editor

Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany

Interested in papers on:

  • Organic, inorganic and materials synthesis
  • Scale-up
  • Sustainability
  • Education and training
“I am delighted to be part of a platform that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and promotes the exploration of mechanochemical phenomena across diverse fields. RSC Mechanochemistry welcomes researchers from diverse fields, covering a wide range of materials and ranging from fundamental research to practical applications. By choosing to submit your work to RSC Mechanochemistry, you are joining a community that values the breadth and depth of mechanochemical research and provides a platform for the dissemination of innovative ideas and advances in this exciting field.” – Franziska Emmerling

 

Hajime Ito, Associate Editor

Hokkaido University, Japan

Interested in papers on:

  • Organic and materials synthesis
  • Pharmaceutical synthesis
  • Experimental methods
“Mechanochemistry is now in a period of great development after the accumulated research of pioneers. I joined the editorial team because I wanted to serve the mechanochemistry research community in any way I could. Publishing in this journal allows you to effectively promote your research to readers interested in mechanochemistry. By submitting to this journal, you will meet editors and reviewers who are familiar with mechanochemistry and can discuss your research in more depth.” – Hajime Ito

Are you feeling inspired to make an impact with your mechanochemistry research? We look forward to your contributions!

 

RSC Mechanochemistry offers you an inclusive and dedicated home for the ideas, scientific language and approaches that cut across the many disciplines mechanochemistry touches. Here we are seeking to build knowledge, as well as foster innovation and discovery at this forefront of chemistry. Whether you are seeking to understand the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, this journal is for you.

 

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Evelina Colacino joins RSC Mechanochemistry as Associate Editor

We are delighted to introduce to you Professor Evelina Colacino, University of Montpellier, France, as one of our inaugural Associate Editors for RSC Mechanochemistry.

 

Learn more about Evelina Colacino

Evelina Colacino received her double Ph.D. (with European Label) in 2002 at the University of Montpellier II (France), and at the University of Calabria (Italy). Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Montpellier (France), she is a member of the International Mechanochemical Association (IMA) and on the Advisory Board of the Green Chemistry Commitment. She promotes sustainability in higher education by integrating green chemistry at undergraduate level in organic chemistry courses, teaching laboratories and across the sub-disciplines of chemistry, with a special focus on the fundamentals and the practice of mechanochemistry. Her main research activities concern the development of eco-friendly mechanochemical processes for the preparation of value-added compounds for the industry, with a main focus on active pharmaceutical ingredients.

 

Read some of her recent publications:

 

Mechanochemistry: New Tools to Navigate the Uncharted Territory of “Impossible” Reactions

Federico Cuccu, Lidia De Luca, Francesco Delogu, Evelina Colacino, Niclas Solin, Rita Mocci and Andrea Porcheddu

ChemSusChem, 2022, 15, e202200362

 

Assessing the Greenness of Mechanochemical Processes with the DOZN 2.0 Tool

Pankaj Sharma, Caleb Vetter, Ettigounder Ponnusamy and Evelina Colacino

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2022, 10, 5110-5116

 

Mechanochemical synthesis of mononuclear gold(I) halide complexes of diphosphine ligand with tuneable luminescent properties

Andrea Deák, Csaba Jobbágy, Attila Demeter, Ladislav Čelko, Jaroslav Cihlář, Pál T. Szabó, Péter Ábrányi-Balogh, Deborah E. Crawford, David Virieux and Evelina Colacino

Dalton Trans., 2021, 50, 13337-13344

 

RSC Mechanochemistry offers you an inclusive and dedicated home for the ideas, scientific language and approaches that cut across the many disciplines mechanochemistry touches. Here we are seeking to build knowledge, as well as foster innovation and discovery at this forefront of chemistry. Whether you are seeking to understand the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, this journal is for you.

 

Franziska Emmerling joins RSC Mechanochemistry as Associate Editor

We are delighted to welcome Dr Franziska Emmerling, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany, as Associate Editor for RSC Mechanochemistry. Dr Emmerling initially joined the journal as Editorial Board member and has now been promoted to an Associate Editor.

 

 

Learn more about Franziska Emmerling

Dr Franziska Emmerling is Head of the Department of Materials Chemistry at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany, and a privat dozent (lecturer) at the Department of Chemistry, Humboldt University, Berlin. She received her M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg in 2001, her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the same university in 2004, and completed her Habilitation at the Humboldt University in 2018. Emmerling’s research focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterisation of novel materials, with particular emphasis on their applications in green energy and catalysis. Dr Emmerling has made significant contributions to the development of mechanochemical synthesis methods for a wide range of materials. Her expertise extends to the development and use of synchrotron-based X-ray techniques, including diffraction and spectroscopy, to characterise materials and observe structural changes in situ. Dr Emmerling is a recognised expert in materials chemistry and mechanochemistry and serves as a reviewer for prestigious journals such as Science, Nature Communications and Angewandte Chemie. With a strong record of mentorship, Dr Emmerling has guided the research of numerous Postdoctoral Researchers, and PhD, Masters and Bachelor students, leaving a lasting impact on the field of chemistry.

 

Read some of her recent publications:

 

Exploring the role of solvent polarity in mechanochemical Knoevenagel condensation: in situ investigation and isolation of reaction intermediates

Kerstin Scheurrell, Inês C. B. Martins, Claire Murray and Franziska Emmerling

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2023, 25, 23637

 

Unintended Rate Enhancement in Mechanochemical Kinetics by Using Poly(methyl methacrylate) Jars

Kevin Linberg, Franziska Emmerling and Adam A.L. Michalchuk

Cryst. Growth Des. 2023, 23, 19-23

 

In situ time-resolved monitoring of mixed-ligand metal-organic framework mechanosynthesis

Max Rautenberg, Biswajit Bhattacharya, Julia Witt, Mohit Jain, Franziska Emmerling

CrystEngComm, 2022, 24, 6747-6750

 

 

  RSC Mechanochemistry offers you an inclusive and dedicated home for the ideas, scientific language and approaches that cut across the many disciplines mechanochemistry touches. Here we are seeking to build knowledge, as well as foster innovation and discovery at this forefront of chemistry. Whether you are seeking to understand the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, this journal is for you.

 

 

 

Five reasons to choose RSC Mechanochemistry

Earlier this month, RSC Mechanochemistry opened for submissions. If you have not yet had a chance to familiarise yourself with the journal, let us help you by giving you the top five reasons to choose RSC Mechanochemistry.

The first journal dedicated to mechanochemistry

 

Until now, there was no dedicated mechanochemistry journal. Research in this field was published across other journals, without a central home for the community to come together. The introduction of RSC Mechanochemistry changes this. For the first time, there is a dedicated journal, bringing together all discoveries in the field.

Led by experts in the field

 

To make sure the journal becomes the home that the community wants and needs, RSC Mechanochemistry is led by experts in the community. Our editorial team, led by Editors-in-Chief James Batteas and Tomislav Friščić, is ready to handle your manuscripts. Supporting them is a great team of editorial board members. Have you met them yet? Get to know them here.

A home for all areas of mechanochemical research

 

The journal will capture research across all areas of theoretical and experimental chemistry (organic, inorganic, polymer, supramolecular and biological) as well as related fields where mechanochemical processes are at work. It encompasses a range of areas, including sustainable synthesis, tribochemistry, chemo/mechanical transduction (e.g., polymer mechanochemistry, mechanobiology, photo-mechanochemistry), and mechanical alloying. Find out more about our scope here.

Gold open access and waived article processing charges

 

RSC Mechanochemistry is gold open access, so everyone can read your latest research for free. This will maximise the potential and visibility of your publications. We are also covering all article processing charges (APCs) until mid-2026, so it is currently free to publish with us. Find out more about gold open access.

Benefit from publishing with the Royal Society of Chemistry

 

As a society publisher, everything we do is to support the scientific community – so you can trust us to always act in your best interests, and get your work the international recognition that it deserves. Our publishing staff, all scientists, will guide you through the peer review and publication process. Peer review is supported by our associate editors, who are all active researchers in their field. Find out more about the benefits of publishing with the RSC.

 

Are you convinced that RSC Mechanochemistry is the best home for your research? Submit your manuscript today!

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RSC Mechanochemistry is now open for submissions

Publish in the first journal dedicated to the study of mechanochemistry

 

Submit your research

 

If your work involves the fundamentals of mechanochemistry, or you are excited by its applications and potential, then this journal is for you.

We welcome contributions from a broad and diverse community – capturing research across all areas of theoretical and experimental chemistry (organic, inorganic, polymer, supramolecular and biological) as well as related fields where mechanochemical processes are at work. We are excited to be accepting work that builds knowledge, promotes innovation and advances thinking in mechanochemistry.

 

We are also waiving all article processing charges for this journal until mid-2026 – so you can publish and read for free.

 

“Join us in changing the landscape of the chemical sciences by sharing your latest discoveries in mechanochemistry with us! We are looking forward to reading your submissions!”

Prof. James Batteas and Prof. Tomislav Friščić,

Co-Editors-in-Chief,

RSC Mechanochemistry

Learn more about our scope or start your submission now.

Introducing Wilfred Tysoe – Inaugural Editorial Board Member of RSC Mechanochemistry

We are delighted to introduce to you Professor Wilfred Tysoe, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States, as one of our inaugural Editorial Board Members for RSC Mechanochemistry.

 

Learn more about Wilfred Tysoe

Wilfred Tysoe obtained first-class honours B.Sc. degree in chemical physics from the University of Manchester in England (1972), an M.Sc. degree in physical chemistry from the University of Sydney, Australia (1975) and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in England (1982) working on ultrahigh-vacuum surface science studies of catalytic reaction pathways. Before embarking on an academic career, he taught high-school physics and chemistry as part of the Voluntary Service Overseas program in Ghana in West Africa and worked for the Plessey Company in England designing optical storage devices. Following his post-doctoral studies, also on surface science and catalysis, at the University of California-Berkeley, he joined the Laboratory for Surface Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1984 where he is currently a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. His work focuses on obtaining a detailed mechanistic understanding of processes occurring on surfaces, such as catalysis with a current focus on understanding heterogenous chiral transfer, self-assembly strategies for molecular electronics, chemical vapour deposition, and understanding tribo- and mechanochemical reaction pathways. He is a co-founding Editor-in-Chief of Tribology Letters. He has over 430 publications and over 300 invited and contributed presentations.

 

Read some of his recent publications:

 

Exploring mechanochemical reactions at the nanoscale: theory versus experiment

Nicholas Hopper, François Sidoroff, Resham Rana, Robert Bavisotto, Juliette Cayer-Barrioz, Denis Mazuyer and Wilfred T. Tysoe

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2023, 25, 15855-15861

 

Critical stresses in mechanochemical reactions

Resham Rana, Nicholas Hopper, François Sidoroff and Wilfred T. Tysoe

Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 12651-12658

 

Surface chemistry at the solid-solid interface: mechanically induced reaction pathways of C8 carboxylic acid monolayers on copper

Resham Rana, Robert Bavisotto, Kaiming Hou and Wilfred T. Tysoe

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021, 23, 17803-17812

 

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