Check out NJC’s two latest Perspectives now available as advance articles on the web:
Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo and colleagues (City University of Hong-Kong) review recent progress on luminescent iridium(III) polypyridine complexes as probes for chemical and biological molecules using different strategies. The targets include protons, cations and anions, small molecules, nucleic acids, protein molecules. Additionally, the use of these complexes as bioimaging reagents and cellular probes is also highlighted.
Development of luminescent iridium(III) polypyridine complexes as chemical and biological probes, Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo, Steve Po-Yam Li and Kenneth Yin Zhang, New J. Chem., 2011, Adance article, DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00478B, Perspective
Digestive ripening is addressed by Deepti S. Sidhaye and B. L. V. Prasad in their Perspective entitled: ‘Many manifestations of digestive ripening: monodispersity, superlattices and nanomachining‘, in which the authors provide insights into the digestive ripening method, where simply refluxing a surface active molecule—the digestive ripening agent—with a polydispersed nanoparticle system in an appropriate solvent leads to the formation of highly monodispersed nanoparticles, proving its utility in many new nanoparticle synthetic avenues.
Many manifestations of digestive ripening: monodispersity, superlattices and nanomachining, Deepti S. Sidhaye and B. L. V. Prasad, New J. Chem., 2011, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00359J, Perspective
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