RSC Advances 10th Anniversary: Contributions from our reviewers

In 2011 the Royal Society of Chemistry published the first issue of RSC Advances, and to celebrate our 10th anniversary we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in the journal throughout the years.

It is also peer-review week and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of RSC Advances reviewers and in particular the members of RSC Advances Reviewer Panel for their hard work and support of the journal. The RSC Advances Reviewer Panel is made up of global expert reviewers from across the chemical sciences and all at post-PhD career stages. In this blog collection, a selection of some of the excellent articles published in RSC Advances by our Reviewer Panel members is showcased.

Are you interested in becoming a reviewer? Would you like to join RSC Advances Reviewer Panel? Find out more about being a peer-reviewer and sign up here!

Find out more about the history of RSC Advances and how we got to where we are today in the Editorial: RSC Advances: celebrating 10 years of publication.

We will continue to celebrate RSC Advances 10th Anniversary over the next few months and we look forward to sharing more articles and activities with you – follow us on Twitter or sign up for RSC Advances news for updates on our anniversary celebrations.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

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A selection of papers from our reviewers

Naturally occurring phenolic sources: monomers and polymers
Bimlesh Lochab, Swapnil Shukla and Indra K. Varma

 

A novel cerium(III)–isatin Schiff base complex: spectrofluorometric and DFT studies and application as a kidney biomarker for ultrasensitive detection of human creatinine
Sheta M. Sheta, Magda A. Akl, Heba E. Saad and El-Sayed R. H. El-Gharkawy

 

Nanoarchitectonics on living cells
Katsuhiko Ariga and Rawil Fakhrullin

 

Cotton flame retardancy: state of the art and future perspectives
Jenny Alongi and Giulio Malucelli

 

Improvement of polypropylene nonwoven fabric antibacterial properties by the direct fluorination
N. P. Prorokova, V. A. Istratkin, T. Yu. Kumeeva, S. Yu. Vavilova, A. P. Kharitonov and V. M. Bouznik

 

Computational estimation of potential inhibitors from known drugs against the main protease of SARS-CoV-2
Nguyen Minh Tam, Minh Quan Pham, Nguyen Xuan Ha, Pham Cam Nam and Huong Thi Thu Phung

 

Microporous carbonaceous adsorbents for CO2 separation via selective adsorption
Yunfeng Zhao, Xin Liu and Yu Han

 

Facile synthesis of porous CuO polyhedron from Cu-based metal organic framework (MOF-199) for electrocatalytic water oxidation
Ting-Ting Li, Jinjie Qian and Yue-Qing Zheng

 

Half-metallicity in new Heusler alloys Mn2ScZ (Z = Si, Ge, Sn)
Mahesh Ram, Atul Saxena, Abeer E. Aly and Amit Shankar

 

Template synthesis of carbon self-doped g-C3N4 with enhanced visible to near-infrared absorption and photocatalytic performance
Zaiwang Zhao, Yanjuan Sun, Fan Dong, Yuxin Zhang and Han Zhao

 

Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) as a tool in green chemistry
Guido R. Lopes, Diana C. G. A. Pinto and Artur M. S. Silva

 

Aqueous solution photocatalytic synthesis of p-anisaldehyde by using graphite-like carbon nitride photocatalysts obtained via the hard-templating route
Raquel A. Fernandes, Maria J. Sampaio, Joaquim L. Faria and Cláudia G. Silva

 

Phthalimide conjugation turns the AIE-active tetraphenylethylene unit non-emissive: its use in turn-on sensing of hydrazine in solution and the solid- and vapour-phase
Sharanabasava D. Hiremath, Ram U. Gawas, Dharmendra Das, Viraj G. Naik, Akhil A. Bhosle, Vishnu Priya Murali, Kaustabh Kumar Maiti, Raghunath Acharya, Mainak Banerjee and Amrita Chatterjee

 

Synthesis of a hierarchical structured NiO/NiS composite catalyst for reduction of 4-nitrophenol and organic dyes
Osman Ahmed Zelekew and Dong-Hau Kuo

 

One-pot synthesis of formic acid via hydrolysis–oxidation of potato starch in the presence of cesium salts of heteropoly acid catalysts
Nikolay V. Gromov, Tatiana B. Medvedeva, Yulia A. Rodikova, Dmitrii E. Babushkin, Valentina N. Panchenko, Maria N. Timofeeva, Elena G. Zhizhina, Oxana P. Taran and Valentin N. Parmon

 

Enhancing the electrochromic response of polyaniline films by the preparation of hybrid materials based on polyaniline, chitosan and organically modified clay
Rosanny C. Silva, Marina V. Sarmento, Fred A. R. Nogueira, Josealdo Tonholo, Roger J. Mortimer, Roselena Faez and Adriana S. Ribeiro

 

Ambient light induced antibacterial action of curcumin/graphene nanomesh hybrids
Z. M. Marković, D. P. Kepić, D. M. Matijašević, V. B. Pavlović, S. P. Jovanović, N. K. Stanković, D. D. Milivojević, Z. Spitalsky, I. D. Holclajtner-Antunović, D. V. Bajuk-Bogdanović, M. P. Nikšić and B. M. Todorović Marković

 

Peripherical thioester functionalization induces J-aggregation in bithiophene-DPP films and nanoparticles
Angela Punzi, Davide Blasi, Alessandra Operamolla, Roberto Comparelli, Gerardo Palazzo and Gianluca M. Farinola

 

Self-assembly, photoresponsive behavior and transport potential of azobenzene grafted dendronized polymeric amphiphiles
Meena Kumari, Muriel Billamboz, Estelle Leonard, Christophe Len, Christoph Böttcher, Ashok K. Prasad, Rainer Haag and Sunil K. Sharma

 

Synthesis and characterization of supported stabilized palladium nanoparticles for selective hydrogenation in water at low temperature
Anish Patel and Anjali Patel

 

Polyaniline and modified titanate nanowires layer-by-layer plastic electrode for flexible electronic device applications
Mona H. Abdel Rehim, Ahmed M. Youssef, Heba Al-Said, Gamal Turky and Mohamad Aboaly

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: Biomaterials

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

Do you have a great idea for a review? Will you be the author of our next historical paper? Please share it with the world, we welcome work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines – free to read and access for everyone who needs it.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

RSC Advances Editorial team

 

Highlighted articles

Development of 3D PVA scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering and cell screening applications
Elisabetta Dattola, Elvira Immacolata Parrotta, Stefania Scalise, Gerardo Perozziello, Tania Limongi, Patrizio Candeloro, Maria Laura Coluccio, Carmine Maletta, Luigi Bruno, Maria Teresa De Angelis, Gianluca Santamaria, Vincenzo Mollace, Ernesto Lamanna, Enzo Di Fabrizio and Giovanni Cuda
Article, 2019

 

Mechanical and physicochemical behavior of a 3D hydrogel scaffold during cell growth and proliferation
Rebeca E. Rivero, Virginia Capella, A. Cecilia Liaudat, Pablo Bosch, Cesar A. Barbero, Nancy Rodríguez and Claudia R. Rivarola
Article, 2020

 

Facile synthesis of novel size-controlled antibacterial hybrid spheres using silver nanoparticles loaded with poly-dopamine spheres
Hongyong Luo, Changwei Gu, Weihua Zheng, Fei Dai, Xinling Wang and Zhen Zheng
Article, 2015

 

Fucoidans from brown seaweeds: an update on structures, extraction techniques and use of enzymes as tools for structural elucidation
Marcel Tutor Ale and Anne S. Meyer
Review, 2020

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: Biofuels and biomass for a clean environment

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

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We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

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Highlighted articles

Recent advances in methanation catalysts for the production of synthetic natural gas
Jiajian Gao, Qing Liu, Fangna Gu, Bin Liu, Ziyi Zhong and Fabing Su
Review, 2015

 

Widely used catalysts in biodiesel production: a review
Bishwajit Changmai, Chhangte Vanlalveni, Avinash Prabhakar Ingle, Rahul Bhagat and Samuel Lalthazuala Rokhum
Review, 2020

 

Membrane gas separation technologies for biogas upgrading
Xiao Yuan Chen, Hoang Vinh-Thang, Antonio Avalos Ramirez, Denis Rodrigue and Serge Kaliaguine
Review, 2015

 

Enhanced ethanol production from sugarcane molasses by industrially engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae via replacement of the PHO4 gene
Renzhi Wu, Dong Chen, Shuwei Cao, Zhilong Lu, Jun Huang, Qi Lu, Ying Chen, Xiaoling Chen, Ni Guan, Yutuo Wei and Ribo Huang
Article, 2020

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: How does it work? – a collection on mechanistic studies

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

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We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

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Highlighted articles

What do we know about multicomponent reactions? Mechanisms and trends for the Biginelli, Hantzsch, Mannich, Passerini and Ugi MCRs
Haline G. O. Alvim, Eufrânio N. da Silva Júnior and Brenno A. D. Neto
Review, 2014

 

Understanding the different reactivity of (Z)- and (E)-β-nitrostyrenes in [3+2] cycloaddition reactions. An MEDT study
Mar Ríos-Gutiérrez, Luis R. Domingo and Radomir Jasiński
Article, 2021

 

New protocols to access imidazoles and their ring fused analogues: synthesis from N-propargylamines
Esmail Vessally, Somayeh Soleimani-Amiri, Akram Hosseinian, Ladan Edjlali and Ahmadreza Bekhradnia
Review, 2017

 

Metal-free hypervalent iodine/TEMPO mediated oxidation of amines and mechanistic insight into the reaction pathways
Ajay H. Bansode and Gurunath Suryavanshi
Article, 2018

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary: A selection of papers from some of our highly prolific authors

In 2011 the Royal Society of Chemistry published the first issue of RSC Advances, and to celebrate our 10th anniversary we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in the journal throughout the years.

In this blog collection, papers published in RSC Advances by some of our highly prolific authors are showcased, demonstrating the consistency over time and our commitment to publishing quality research across the breadth of the chemical sciences.

Do you have a great idea for a review? We welcome work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines – free to read and access for everyone who needs it.

Find out more about the history of RSC Advances and how we got to where we are today in the Editorial: RSC Advances: celebrating 10 years of publication.

We will continue to celebrate RSC Advances 10th Anniversary over the next few months and we look forward to sharing more articles and activities with you – follow us on Twitter or sign up for RSC Advances news for updates on our anniversary celebrations.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

RSC Advances Editorial team

 

A selection of papers from some of our highly prolific authors

Gold nanoparticles grafted with chemically incompatible ligands
Joanna M. Wolska, Aleksandra Błażejewska, Martyna Tupikowska, Damian Pociecha and Ewa Górecka

 

Silica coated iron nanoparticles: synthesis, interface control, magnetic and hyperthermia properties
A. Glaria, S. Soulé, N. Hallali, W.-S. Ojo, M. Mirjolet, G. Fuks, A. Cornejo, J. Allouche, J. C. Dupin, H. Martinez, J. Carrey, B. Chaudret, F. Delpech, S. Lachaize and C. Nayral

 

Direct speciation methods to quantify catalytically active species of AlCl3 in glucose isomerization
Angela M. Norton, Hannah Nguyen, Nicholas L. Xiao and Dionisios G. Vlachos

 

Enhanced control of plasmonic properties of silver–gold hollow nanoparticles via a reduction-assisted galvanic replacement approach
Josée R. Daniel, Lauren A. McCarthy, Emilie Ringe and Denis Boudreau

 

The effect of size and surface ligands of iron oxide nanoparticles on blood compatibility
Tao Liu, Ru Bai, Huige Zhou, Rongqi Wang, Jing Liu, Yuliang Zhao and Chunying Chen

Electroactive Co(III) salen metal complexes and the electrophoretic deposition of their porous organic polymers onto glassy carbon
Marcello B. Solomon, Aditya Rawal, James M. Hook, Seth M. Cohen, Clifford P. Kubiak, Katrina A. Jolliffe and Deanna M. D’Alessandro

 

Efficient deoxygenation of waste cooking oil over Co3O4–La2O3-doped activated carbon for the production of diesel-like fuel
G. Abdulkareem-Alsultan, N. Asikin-Mijan, G. Mustafa-Alsultan, H. V. Lee, Karen Wilson and Y. H. Taufiq-Yap

 

Green and sustainable zero-waste conversion of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) into superior magnetic carbon composite adsorbents and supercapacitor electrodes
Amonrada Saning, Servann Herou, Decha Dechtrirat, Chanoknan Ieosakulrat, Pasit Pakawatpanurut, Sulawan Kaowphong, Chanchana Thanachayanont, Maria-Magdalena Titirici and Laemthong Chuenchom

 

Interaction of cellulose and nitrodopamine coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with alpha-lactalbumin
Fakhrossadat Mohammadi, Marzieh Moeeni, Chengnan Li, Rabah Boukherroub and Sabine Szunerits

 

Cyclometalation of lanthanum(III) based MOF for catalytic hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to formate
Piwai Tshuma, Banothile C. E. Makhubela, Lars Öhrström, Susan A. Bourne, Nabanita Chatterjee, Isaac N. Beas, James Darkwa and Gift Mehlana

 

Bioinspired temporal supramolecular polymerization
Shikha Dhiman, Aritra Sarkar and Subi J. George

 

MOF derived carbon based nanocomposite materials as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions
Sohini Bhattacharyya, Chayanika Das and Tapas Kumar Maji

 

Enhanced electrochemical performance of nanoplate nickel cobaltite (NiCo2O4) supercapacitor applications
Anil Kumar Yedluri and Hee-Je Kim

 

Catalytic decomposition of N2O over Cu–Al–Ox mixed metal oxides
Magdalena Jabłońska, Miren Agote Arán, Andrew M. Beale, Kinga Góra-Marek, Gérard Delahay, Carolina Petitto, Kateřina Pacultová and Regina Palkovits

 

FeCl3 as a low-cost and efficient p-type dopant of Spiro-OMeTAD for high performance perovskite solar cells
Xiaoyu Gu, Yang Li, Yanfei Mu, Min Zhang, Tongbu Lu and Peng Wang

 

Antioxidant activity of cerium dioxide nanoparticles and nanorods in scavenging hydroxyl radicals
Alexander Filippi, Fobang Liu, Jake Wilson, Steven Lelieveld, Karsten Korschelt, Ting Wang, Yueshe Wang, Tobias Reich, Ulrich Pöschl, Wolfgang Tremel and Haijie Tong

 

The relationship between crystalline disorder and electronic structure of Pd nanoparticles and their hydrogen storage properties
Okkyun Seo, Jaemyung Kim, Akhil Tayal, Chulho Song, L. S. R. Kumara, Shun Dekura, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Hiroshi Kitagawa and Osami Sakata

 

Low voltage operation of a silver/silver chloride battery with high desalination capacity in seawater
Pattarachai Srimuk, Samantha Husmann and Volker Presser

 

Function of pathway specific regulators in the ACE1 and pyrichalasin H biosynthetic gene clusters
Verena Hantke, Chongqing Wang, Elizabeth J. Skellam and Russell J. Cox

 

Developments and applications of nanomaterial-based carbon paste electrodes
Somayeh Tajik, Hadi Beitollahi, Fariba Garkani Nejad, Mohadeseh Safaei, Kaiqiang Zhang, Quyet Van Le, Rajender S. Varma, Ho Won Jang and Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr

 

Facet-, composition- and wavelength-dependent photocatalysis of Ag2MoO4
Lucas Warmuth, Christian Ritschel and Claus Feldmann

 

Large interlayer spacing Nb4C3Tx (MXene) promotes the ultrasensitive electrochemical detection of Pb2+ on glassy carbon electrodes
P. Abdul Rasheed, Ravi P. Pandey, Tricia Gomez, Michael Naguib and Khaled A. Mahmoud

 

Position-locking of volatile reaction products by atmosphere and capping layers slows down photodecomposition of methylammonium lead triiodide perovskite
Fengshuo Zu, Thorsten Schultz, Christian M. Wolff, Dongguen Shin, Lennart Frohloff, Dieter Neher, Patrick Amsalem and Norbert Koch

 

Dual enzyme-like activity of iridium nanoparticles and their applications for the detection of glucose and glutathione
Qingqing Wang, Guanghui Hong, Yang Liu, Jia Hao and Shaoqin Liu

 

Facile synthesis of chitosan membranes for visible-light-driven photocatalytic degradation of tetracycline hydrochloride
Huimin Liang, Caizhi Lv, Hanjiao Chen, Lan Wu and Xiandeng Hou

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: Contributions from the chemical industry

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

Do you have a great idea for a review? Will you be the author of our next historical paper? Please share it with the world, we welcome work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines – free to read and access for everyone who needs it.

This collection features articles where at least one of the authors is affiliated in industry.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

RSC Advances Editorial team

 

Highlighted articles

Greening the synthesis of peptide therapeutics: an industrial perspective
Vincent Martin, Peter H. G. Egelund, Henrik Johansson, Sebastian Thordal Le Quement, Felix Wojcik and Daniel Sejer Pedersen
Review, 2020

 

A strained alkyne-containing bipyridine reagent; synthesis, reactivity and fluorescence properties
Sam Forshaw, Richard C. Knighton, Jami Reber, Jeremy S. Parker, Nikola P. Chmel and Martin Wills
Article, 2019

 

Automated glycan assembly of Streptococcus pneumoniae type 14 capsular polysaccharide fragments
João Louçano, Peter Both, Andrea Marchesi, Linda del Bino, Roberto Adamo, Sabine Flitsch and Mario Salwiczek
Article, 2020

 

Lithium metal deposition/dissolution under uniaxial pressure with high-rigidity layered polyethylene separator
Shogo Kanamori, Mitsuhiro Matsumoto, Sou Taminato, Daisuke Mori, Yasuo Takeda, Hoe Jin Hah, Takashi Takeuchi and Nobuyuki Imanishi
Article, 2020

 

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Call for papers: New Insights into Biomolecular Systems from Large-Scale Simulations

RSC Advances is delighted to announce a new themed collection titled ‘New Insights into Biomolecular systems from Large-Scale Simulations’. This collection is Guest Edited by Professor Stacey Wetmore (University of Lethbridge), A/ Professor Megan O’Mara (Australian National University) and Dr Sarah Rauscher (University of Toronto).

 

Scope

Falling at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science, computational biochemistry uses computer simulations to uncover the molecular level details of the structure, interactions, and function of diverse sets of biomolecules. The past decade has become a particularly exciting turning point in the field as modern computational resources are now sufficient to allow biological processes to be simulated at relevant times scales. As a result, new computational approaches have been developed that bridge the gap between simulations and experiments, allowing researchers to answer key questions about biomolecular dynamics and cellular function more broadly.

This themed collection in RSC Advances aims to highlight recent applications of computer simulations to understand the structural and functional dynamics of biomolecular systems, with the goal to extract insights from large datasets and permit direct comparisons to experimental data. An emphasis will be placed on the application of large-scale models to address unexplored areas in protein folding, intrinsically disordered proteins, protein aggregation, nucleic acid structure and function, membrane proteins, signaling molecules crossing membranes, and ligand interactions, among other topics.

 

How to submit

Both Papers and Review articles will be considered for this issue. All submissions will be subject to an initial assessment by Associate Editors and, if suitable for the journal, they will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of RSC Advances.

Our APC is among the lowest in the industry; £750 for articles as well as reviews (corresponding to approximately $985 or €830 or CNY 6800) and there are no submission charges. Discounts and waivers are offered to authors from developing countries.

If you would like to submit to this issue please notify the Editorial Office at advances-rsc@rsc.org. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system anytime before the submission deadline of 15th June 2022. If you would like to submit but require additional time to prepare your article please do let us know by email.

 

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RSC Advances Science Communications: Detection and quantification of dioxins and furans in foods

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are harmful compounds resistant to biological, chemical and photolytic degradation. They are persistent in the environment especially in soils, sediments and air for several decades. Due to their toxicity, they pose a significant threat to animal, human and environmental health, as they accumulate in the fatty tissues of humans and animals. In humans, POPs have been linked to adverse health effects, such as alterations in the development of reproductive, endocrine, neurological, and immune behavior. In animals, they have caused disease and abnormalities, including certain types of birds, fish and mammals.

Dioxin-like compounds have been classified as POPs by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) due to their hazardous properties including long shelf life, global distribution, accumulation and bioamplification in food chains; and its toxicological effects in humans, such as teratogenesis, tumor promotion, and modulation of the immune system. The POPs present in the environment have generated great interest within the scientific community due to their toxic effect, both for animal and human health.

Polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorodibenzofurans (PCDFs) are compounds with similar chemical properties: they are organic solids, with high melting points and low vapor pressure, have extremely low solubility in water and are adsorbed strongly on particulate matter surfaces. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of organic chemical compounds that can cause a number of different adverse effects, and there are no known natural sources of PCBs in the environment. Although biphenyls are oily liquids or solids with an appearance that varies from colorless to light yellow, some PCBs are volatile and can exist as vapor in the air. PCBs have no known odor or taste, they enter the environment as mixtures containing a variety of individual components of polychlorinated biphenyls. They do not degrade easily and therefore remain for a long time, and can be easily detected in air, water and soil. Among the harmful effects they cause on human health, such as immune and neurological dysfunctions, they are also classified as possible human carcinogens and toxic in reproduction.

Currently, there are numerous gaps with respect to knowledge about these substances, in particular about methodologies for their detection and quantification, as well as about the levels that are potentially dangerous for humans. For this reason, the development, fine-tuning and validation of new methodologies that allow innovation and improvement of novel traceability systems for these compounds is of great interest. With the advent of sophisticated chromatography techniques, the development of innovative and alternative highly sensitive analytical methods for trace analysis of these compounds is a challenge.

Finally, it is of great importance to note that there are no laboratories in Argentina with analytical methodologies that detect and quantify these analytes, which is why they become so important and of great interest to study. In this way, it would allow to have the first bases for the quality control of products of agri-food origin for export and/or of the domestic market, and the great economic impact that it generates on their traceability.

Read the article:

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/ra/d1ra00599e

Ying Li, Yanan Han, Zhuochao Teng, Xianwei Zhao, Yanhui Sun, Fei Xu, Qingzhu Zhang and Wenxing Wang. RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 12626-12640.

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: Sustainable synthesis

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

Do you have a great idea for a review? Will you be the author of our next historical paper? Please share it with the world, we welcome work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines – free to read and access for everyone who needs it.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

RSC Advances Editorial team

 

Highlighted articles

“The green side of the moon: ecofriendly aspects of organoselenium chemistry”
Stefano Santoro, Juliano B. Azeredo, Vanessa Nascimento, Luca Sancineto, Antonio L. Braga and Claudio Santi
Review, 2014

 

Pd nanoparticles on green support as dip-catalyst: a facile transfer hydrogenation of olefins and N-heteroarenes in water
N. Nasiruzzaman Shaikh
Article, 2019

 

Copper-free Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions: an overview
Fatemeh Mohajer, Majid M. Heravi, Vahideh Zadsirjan and Nargess Poormohammad
Review, 2021

 

Cycloaddition of atmospheric CO2 to epoxides under solvent-free conditions: a straightforward route to carbonates by green chemistry metrics
Aazam Monfared, Robab Mohammadi, Akram Hosseinian, Shahriar Sarhandi and Parvaneh Delir Kheirollahi Nezhad
Review, 2019

 

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: Organic chemist’s toolbox

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

Do you have a great idea for a review? Will you be the author of our next historical paper? Please share it with the world, we welcome work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines – free to read and access for everyone who needs it.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

RSC Advances Editorial team

 

Highlighted articles

Iodonium salts as efficient iodine(III)-based noncovalent organocatalysts for Knorr-type reactions
Sevilya N. Yunusova, Alexander S. Novikov, Natalia S. Soldatova, Mikhail A. Vovk and Dmitrii S. Bolotin
Article, 2021

 

Small organic molecules with tailored structures: initiators in the transition-metal-free C–H arylation of unactivated arenes
Zhenghui Liu, Peng Wang, Yu Chen, Zhenzhong Yan, Suqing Chen, Wenjun Chen and Tiancheng Mu
Article, 2020

 

Benefits and applications of microwave-assisted synthesis of nitrogen containing heterocycles in medicinal chemistry
Maged Henary, Carl Kananda, Laura Rotolo, Brian Savino, Eric A. Owens and Giancarlo Cravotto
Review, 2020

 

Hydrosilylation reaction of olefins: recent advances and perspectives
Y. Nakajima and S. Shimada
Review, 2015

 

 

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RSC Advances Royal Society of ChemistrySubmit to RSC Advances today! Check out our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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