NJC issue 06 now online

Read our authors’ work in the latest issue of New Journal of Chemistry online.

NJC June 2015 OFC - Dr RochaThis month, the outside cover illustrates a paper written by Dr João Rocha (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and his three colleagues.

The authors have been interested in the design of new metal organic frameworks (MOFs) with Ln active sites for light-emitting devices. Recently, they have shown that post-synthetic modification of MOFs is an excellent route for preparing infrared and visible-light emitters. In this article, they wish to extend their studies to other linker modifications, in order to firmly establish the general character of this approach. Their method allows preservation of the original MOFs structure with the addition of new properties, combining the microporosity of the MOFs host and the functionality of lanthanide ions.

Engineering lanthanide-optical centres in IRMOF-3 by post-synthetic modification
Reda M. Abdelhameed, Luis D. Carlos, Artur M. S. Silva and João Rocha.
New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 4249-4258. DOI: 10.1039/C4NJ02382J.

Our inside cover is proposed by Professor Qin Wei (University of Jinan, China).NJC June 2015 IFC - Prof. Wei

Professor Wei and his co-workers developed an electrochemiluminescent immunosensor based on CdS–Fe3O4 nanocomposites for the detection of Ochratoxin A. Their method provides a powerful avenue for the design of an ultrasensitive electrochemiluminescence detection method, showing great promise in food detection.

An electrochemiluminescent immunosensor based on CdS–Fe3O4 nanocomposite electrodes for the detection of Ochratoxin A
Xiaohui Lv, Yueyun Li, Tao Yan, Xuehui Pang, Lihua Hu, Bin Du and Qin Wei.
New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 4259-4264. DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ00320B.

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