Your Vacation Reading from NJC

Highlights of New Journal of Chemistry’s August issue include a Focus review by Jürg Hulliger.

The August issue of New Journal of Chemistry contains 50 articles for your summer reading enjoyment.

Bi-polar states of solid matter.

Among the highlights of this issue, don’t miss the latest Focus review, by the group of Jürg Hulliger at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Using condensed matter theory, the key message that molecular solids can end up in bi-polar states has implications for tissue formation, function and repair. This is an interesting example of how findings in one field might lead to breakthroughs in a very different field.

A stochastic principle behind polar properties of condensed molecular matter by Jürg Hulliger, Thomas Wüst, Khadidja Brahimi, Matthias Burgener and Hanane Aboulfadl, New J. Chem., 2013, 37, 2229-2235. DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ40935J

Cover for the work of Mikata et al.

The outside and inside front covers feature highly ranked works. This month the striking outside front cover was proposed by the group of Yuji Mikata from Nara Women’s University in Japan. They achieved OFF-ON, ratiometric or ON-OFF responses towards mercury and iron cations by modifying the substitution pattern on their basic molecular skeleton.

Thioether-tethered bisquinoline derivatives as fluorescent probes for mercury(II) and iron(III) ions by Yuji Mikata, Fumie Nakagaki and Kaori Nakanishi, New J. Chem., 2013, 37, 2236-2240. DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ00233K

Cover for the work of Andruh and collaborators.

A collaborative effort by several groups in Romania and France is featured on the inside front cover. They determined the crystal structures and studied the magnetic and photophysical properties of sixteen 3d–4f Schiff-base complexes. The interaction between the two metal ions lead to interesting effects on the properties.

A new synthetic route towards binuclear 3d–4f complexes, using non-compartmental ligands derived from o-vanillin. Syntheses, crystal structures, magnetic and luminescent properties by Masood Sarwar, Augustin M. Madalan, Carmen Tiseanu, Ghenadie Novitchi, Catalin Maxim, Gabriela Marinescu, Dominique Luneau and Marius Andruh, New J. Chem., 2013, 37, 2280-2292. DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ00199G

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