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Hear from our authors: Michel Baltas, Christina Koumpoura, Christian Bijani and Laure Vendier

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 Michel Baltas, Christina Koumpoura, Christian Bijani and Laure Vendier about their study titled Unprecedented linear products by a mechanochemically activated Biginelli reaction using lawsone.

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

Unprecedented linear products by a mechanochemically activated Biginelli reaction using lawsone

Christina L. Koumpoura, Laure Vendier, Christian Bijani, Anne Robert, Philippe Carbonnière, Jean-Marc Sotiropoulos and Michel Baltas

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00032J

 

 

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: Dzmitry Kananovich, Riina Aav and co-workers

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 Dzmitry Kananovich, Riina Aav and co-workers about their study titled Protecting-group-free mechanosynthesis of amides from hydroxycarboxylic acids: application to the synthesis of imatinib.

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

Protecting-group-free mechanosynthesis of amides from hydroxycarboxylic acids: application to the synthesis of imatinib

Tatsiana Nikonovich, Tatsiana Jarg, Jevgenija Martõnova, Artjom Kudrjašov, Danylo Merzhyievskyi, Marina Kudrjašova, Fabrice Gallou, Riina Aav and Dzmitry Kananovich

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D4MR00006D

 

 

  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: Matteo Martelli, Lucia Maini and Marianna Marchini

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 Matteo Martelli, Lucia Maini and Marianna Marchini about their study titled “What makes every work perfect is cooking and grinding”: the ancient roots of mechanochemistry.

 

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

“What makes every work perfect is cooking and grinding”: the ancient roots of mechanochemistry

Marianna Marchini, Giacomo Montanari, Lucia Casali, Matteo Martelli, Lucia Raggetti, Matej Baláž, Peter Baláž and Lucia Maini

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 123-129, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00035D

 

 

  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: Shunsuke Tanaka

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 Shunsuke Tanaka about their study titled “Wash-free” synthesis of cyclodextrin metal–organic frameworks.

 

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

“Wash-free” synthesis of cyclodextrin metal–organic frameworks

Shuhei Fujita, Kazunori Kadota, Atsushi Koike, Hiromasa Uchiyama, Yuichi Tozuka and Shunsuke Tanaka

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00006K

 

 

  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: Ryan Kwok

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 Ryan Kwok about their study titled Kinetics of primary mechanochemical covalent-bond-forming reactions.

 

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

 

Kinetics of primary mechanochemical covalent-bond-forming reactions

Yerzhan S. Zholdassov, Ryan W. Kwok, Milan A. Shlain, Monil Patel, Mateusz Marianski and Adam B. Braunschweig

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 11-32, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00018D

 

 

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.

 

Tim Robertson and Jonathan Rider win RSC Mechanochemistry poster prizes at ACS Spring

RSC Mechanochemistry was delighted to sponsor two poster prizes at this week’s ACS Spring meeting in New Orleans. Within the ACS Colloids Division, a poster session titled Mechanochemistry in Colloid and Surface Chemistry was organised by Alison Altman, RSC Mechanochemistry Editor-in-Chief James Batteas, Ashlie Martini, and Isaiah Speight.

 

RSC Mechanochemistry Executive Editor Laura Fisher was there to present prizes to Tim Robertson (Rice University, USA) and Jonathan Rider (Florida State University, USA). Congratulations to the prize winners!

Left: Laura Fisher and Tim Robertson. Right: Laura Fisher and Jonathan Rider.

 

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: Matej Baláž

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 Matej Baláž about their study titled Mechanically induced self-propagating reactions (MSRs) to instantly prepare binary metal chalcogenides: assessing the influence of particle size, bulk modulus, reagents melting temperature difference and thermodynamic constants on the ignition time.

 

 

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

Mechanically induced self-propagating reactions (MSRs) to instantly prepare binary metal chalcogenides: assessing the influence of particle size, bulk modulus, reagents melting temperature difference and thermodynamic constants on the ignition time

Matej Baláž, Róbert Džunda, Radovan Bureš, Tibor Sopčák and Tamás Csanádi

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00001J

 

 

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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Introducing the first issue of RSC Mechanochemistry

We are delighted to present issue one of RSC Mechanochemistry,  the first journal dedicated to this transformative field.

Explore exciting new research and innovative applications across all areas of theoretical and experimental chemistry for free.

 

“We are so pleased to welcome you to the first issue of RSC Mechanochemistry! With the rise of efforts to make chemistry more sustainable, the field has surged forward, with mechanochemical synthesis becoming an ever-increasing tool for ensuring the future of our world, as we strive to make the best use of our natural resources.”

“As we endeavour to bring the best science to you in this journal, we hope that you will join us on this journey and add your contributions to its rich history and future.”

James Batteas and Tomislav Friščić
Editors-in-Chief

 

Our first issue includes:

Introducing RSC Mechanochemistry

James Batteas and Tomislav Friščić

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 9-10. DOI: 10.103/D4MR90001D

Kinetics of Primary Mechanochemical Covalent-Bond-Forming Reactions

Yerzhan S. Zholdassov, Ryan W. Kwok, Milan A. Shlain, Monil Patel, Mateusz Marianski and Adam B. Braunschweig

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 11-32. DOI: D3MR00018D

Dynamic Mechanochemistry: Accelerated self-sorting of two imine-based metal complexes under solvent-free mechanochemical conditions

Thomas E. Shaw, Justin Arami, Jean-François Ayme, Jean-Marie Lehn and Titel Jurca

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 33-37. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00021D

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

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

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 38-42. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00025G

In Situ Investigation of Controlled Polymorphism in Mechanochemistry at elevated Temperature

Kevin Linberg, Philipp C. Sander, Franziska Emmerling and Adam A. L. Michalchuk

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 43-49. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00019B

Halogen-Bonded Cocrystals via Resonant Acoustic Mixing

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

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 50-62. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00028A

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

Takumi Yamamoto, Akira Takahashi and Hideyuki Otsuka

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 63-68. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00016H

Green-chemistry synthesis and optical properties of the lead-free Cs2AgSbCl6 double perovskite by the mechanochemical method

Karla Kariny F. Barbosa, Deisy Aristizábal-Giraldo, Jorge M. Osorio-Guillén, José Javier S. Acuña and Fabio F. Ferreira

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 69-77. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00024A

Enhanced HP1α Homodimer Interaction via Force-Induced Salt Bridge Formation: Implications for Chromatin Crosslinking and Phase Separation

Shingo Tsukamoto, Mohammad Khavani, Nya Domkam and Mohammad R. K. Mofrad

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 78-93. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00011G

Mechanically induced self-propagating reactions (MSRs) to instantly prepare binary metal chalcogenides: Assessing the influence of particle size, bulk modulus, melting temperature difference and thermodynamic constants on the ignition time

Matej Baláž, Róbert Džunda, Radovan Bureš, Tibor Sopčák and Tamás Csanádi

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 94-105. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00001J

Deriving Kinetic Insights from Mechanochemically Synthesized Compounds Using Multivariate Analysis (MCR-ALS) of Powder X-Ray Diffraction Data

Laura Macchietti, Lucia Casali, Franziska Emmerling, Dario Braga and Fabrizia Grepioni

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 106-115. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00013C

Ball-milling for an Efficient Synthesis of Pyridine-containing Iron(II) Photosensitizers

Enita Rastoder, Thierry Michel, Frédéric Lamaty and Xavier Bantreil

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 116-122. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00033H

“What makes every work perfect is cooking and grinding”: the ancient roots of mechanochemistry

Marianna Marchini, Giacomo Montanari, Lucia Casali, Matteo Martelli, Lucia Raggetti, Matej Baláž, Peter Baláž and Lucia Maini

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 123-129. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00035D

Systematic investigation of the mechanocatalytic partial depolymerization of cellulose towards oligomeric glycans

Gregor Meyer, Dominique Lumpp, Anne-Kathrin Stulik, Dagmar Hoffmann and Marcus Rose

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 130-137. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00005B

Theory of flow-induced covalent polymer mechanochemistry in dilute solution

Etienne Rognin, Niamh Willis-Fox and Ronan Daly

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, 1, 138-144. DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00009E

 

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: Xavier Bantreil

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 Xavier Bantreil about their study titled Ball-milling for efficient synthesis of pyridine-containing iron(II) photosensitizers.

 

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

Ball-milling for efficient synthesis of pyridine-containing iron(II) photosensitizers

Enita Rastoder, Thierry Michel, Frédéric Lamaty and Xavier Bantreil

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00033H

 

 

  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 Diverse metastable diarylacetonitrile radicals generated by polymer mechanochemistry.

 

“In this study, we have carried out a comprehensive investigation of metastable diarylacetonitrile (DAAN) radicals with different substituents generated by polymeric mechanochemical reactions. Normally, metastable fluorescent radicals are difficult to measure fluorescence in solution systems due to dimerisation reactions between radicals. However, by using mechanoradicals generated in solid polymers to generate DAAN radicals, the polymers suppressed DAAN motility, allowing fluorescence spectra to be measured in the solid state.”

 

“The most difficult part of this research was predicting the fluorescence wavelength of DAAN radicals and their reactivity with mechanoradicals by density-functional-theory (DFT) calculations, taking into account the possible molecular skeletons that could be synthesised. In particular, the fluorescence wavelengths required time-dependent DFT calculations, which took a long time to converge.”

 

“The biggest surprise of this study was the revelation that it is possible to modulate the fluorescence wavelength of radicals by more than 100 nm just by changing the functional group of the aromatic ring. We believe that this study demonstrates the importance of the functional group in fluorescent radicals.”

 

“Based on the results of this study, we expect that further research on fluorescent radicals will be developed and applied not only in mechanochemistry, but also in a wide range of fields such as chemosensors, bioimaging and organic light-emitting diodes.”

 

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

Diverse metastable diarylacetonitrile radicals generated by polymer mechanochemistry

Takumi Yamamoto, Daisuke Aoki, Koichiro Mikami, Hideyuki Otsuka

RSC Mechanochem. 2024, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D3MR00031A

 

 

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.