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Welcome to our new Associate Editors: Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen & Qin Wang

We are delighted to welcome Professor G. Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen and Dr Qin Wang to the RSC Advances team this month!

Dr G. Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen, University at Buffalo, RSC Advances

 

Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen received her Ph.D. in Chemistry working under the supervision of Eric Meggers from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation work focused on the design, synthesis and biological activity of Ru-based organometallic protein kinase inhibitors. She then joined Riki Eggert’s lab at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for her post-doctoral studies where she took an interest in lipids. She started her independent career at University at Buffalo, Department of Chemistry in 2013.

The Atilla laboratory uses chemical biology, mass spectrometry and molecular and cellular biology approaches to elucidate novel roles of lipids during different cellular fates.

Ekin looks forward to her role as an associate editor, saying “I am excited to join the editorial team in RSC Advances and help promote cutting edge, innovative and impactful research”.

 

 

 

Qin Wang, RSC Advances Associate Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Qin Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. She got her Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004.

Dr. Wang’s laboratory uses food chemistry, food biophysics, material science and nanotechnology approaches to investigate structure-function relationships of food proteins and polysaccharides with the ultimate goal of improving food safety and quality. Different nanostructures, including nanoparticles, nanoemulsions, nanolaminates, etc. have been produced in her lab with applications in nutraceutical encapsulation and target delivery, antimicrobial packaging materials, food pathogen detection, and edible coating.

Dr. Wang has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, 7 book chapters and has co-edited a book entitled: Nanotechnology Research Methods for Foods and Bioproducts.

Qin is very excited to join the RSC Advances team, saying “I am looking forward to using my expertise to bring up high-quality research in food science to this journal.”

 

Browse a selection of work published by Ekin and Qin:

Regulation of lipids is central to replicative senescence
Darleny Y. Lizardo, Yen-Lung Lin, Omer Gokcumen and G. Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen
Mol. BioSyst., 2017, 13, 498-509
DOI: 10.1039/C6MB00842A, Paper

Beta-lactoglobulin-based encapsulating systems as emerging bioavailability enhancers for nutraceuticals: a review
Zi Teng, Ruoyang Xua and Qin Wang
RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 35138-35154
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA01814E, Review Article

Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to assess uptake of silver nanoparticles by Arabidopsis thaliana
Nita G. Chavez Soria, Angelina Montes, Mary A. Bisson, G. Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen and Diana S. Aga
Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2017, 4, 1944-1953
DOI: 10.1039/C7EN00555E, Paper

Electrodeposition of a weak polyelectrolyte hydrogel: remarkable effects of salt on kinetics, structure and properties
Yi Liu, Boce Zhang, Kelsey M. Gray, Yi Cheng, Eunkyoung Kim, Gary W. Rubloff, William E. Bentley, Qin Wang and Gregory F. Payne
Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 2703-2710
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM27581G, Paper

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Welcome to our new Editorial Board member: Norio Shibata

We are delighted to welcome Professor Norio Shibata as our newest Editorial Board member!Professor Norio Shibata, Royal Society of Chemistry RSC Advances Editorial Board

Norio Shibata has been a Professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology since 2008. He received a Ph.D. (1993) in pharmaceutical sciences from Osaka University under the direction of Professor Yasuyuki Kita. He worked at Dyson Perrins Laboratory (Professor Sir Jack. E. Baldwin), Oxford University (JSPS fellow, 1994−1996), Sagami Chemical Research Institute (Dr. Shiro Terashima, 1996), after which he was a lecturer at Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University (1997−2003), and an associate professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology (2003−2008). He also acted as a visiting professor at the University of Rouen (2008, 2012) and Zhejiang Normal University (2017−), an academic visitor at the University of Oxford (2017, 2018) and University of Valencia (2017, 2019), a senior technical consultant at the National Engineering Technology Center of Fluoro Materials, Juhua Group Corporation (2017−).

He has received the ‘RSC Fluorine Prize’ (2005, UK), ‘The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotions’ (2010, Japan), ‘Prizes for Science and Technology, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’ (2014, Japan), ‘CSJ Award for Creative Work in Chemical Society of Japan’ (2015, Japan), ‘Chinese Chemical Society, W.-Y. Huang Fluorine Prize’ (2015, China), ‘ACS Award for Creative Work in Fluorine Chemistry’ (2019, US) and ‘The 18th Green and Sustainable Chemistry Awards by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’ (2019, Japan). His research interests are synthetic and medicinal fluorine chemistry.

Browse a selection of work published by Norio:

Synthesis of fluorinated donepezil by palladium-catalyzed decarboxylative allylation of α-fluoro-β-keto ester with tri-substituted heterocyclic alkene and the self-disproportionation of its enantiomers
Mayaka Maeno, Hiroya Kondo, Etsuko Tokunaga and Norio Shibata
RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 85058-8506
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA21253K, Communication

Flow trifluoromethylation of carbonyl compounds by Ruppert–Prakash reagent and its application for pharmaceuticals, efavirenz and HSD-016
Satoshi Okusu, Kazuki Hirano, Yoshimasa Yasuda, Etsuko Tokunaga and Norio Shibata
RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 82716-82720
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19790F, Communication

Synthesis of aryl and heteroaryl tetrafluoro-λ6-sulfanyl chlorides from diaryl disulfides using trichloroisocyanuric acid and potassium fluoride
Ibrayim Saidalimu, Yumeng Liang, Kiyoteru Niina, Kazuhiro Tanagawa, Norimichi Saito and Norio Shibata
Org. Chem. Front., 2019, 6, 1157-1161
DOI: 10.1039/C9QO00191C, Research Article

An eccentric rod-like linear connection of two heterocycles: synthesis of pyridine trans-tetrafluoro-λ6-sulfanyl triazoles
Prajwalita Das, Kiyoteru Niina, Tomoya Hiromura, Etsuko Tokunaga, Norimichi Saito and Norio Shibata
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 4931-4936
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01216D, Edge Article

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Welcome to our new Editorial Board Member: Qingdong Zheng

We are pleased to introduce Professor Qingdong Zheng as our latest Editorial Board member!

Professor Qingdong Zheng, RSC Advances Editorial Board MemberQingdong Zheng is a Professor of State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry in the Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He obtained his B.S. (1998), and M.S. (2001) degrees from East China University of Science and Technology, and his Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2005. After carrying out his postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University, he joined CAS and took his current position in 2010.

Selected honors and awards include the “100 Talents Programme” of CAS in 2010, and distinguished Young Scholars of National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2013. His main interests lie in optoelectronic materials and the related energy, photonic, and electronic devices, especially conjugated small-molecule or polymeric materials for applications such as solar cells, photodetectors, field-effect transistors, light-emitting diodes, and sensors. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has previously worked with RSC Advances as an Associate Editor.

Browse a selection of work published by Qingdong:

 

Indenothiophene-based asymmetric small molecules for organic solar cells
Qi Shang, Meng Wang, Jiajun Weib and Qingdong Zheng
RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 18144-18150
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA01902E, Paper

Solution-processed MoSx thin-films as hole-transport layers for efficient polymer solar cells
Jiajun Wei, Zhigang Yin, Shan-Ci Chen, Dongdong Cai and Qingdong Zheng
RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 39137-39143
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA01204C, Paper

Ladder-type dithienocyclopentadibenzothiophene-cored wide-bandgap polymers for efficient non-fullerene solar cells with large open-circuit voltages
Qisheng Tu, Changquan Tang and Qingdong Zheng
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 3307-3316
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA11404H, Paper

Enhancing the performance of photomultiplication-type organic photodetectors using solution-processed ZnO as an interfacial layer
Jianbin Wang and Qingdong Zheng
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, 7, 1544-1550
DOI: 10.1039/C8TC04962A, Paper

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RSC Advances’ latest Impact Factor: 3.049

RSC Advances new Impact Factor Royal Society fo Chemistry

RSC Advances is very pleased to announce that our latest Impact Factor has increased to 3.049*, demonstrating our continuting commitment to quality and increased visibility of published work following its transition to gold open access.

As the largest gold open access journal dedicated to the chemical sciences, RSC Advances is here for everyone who wants to publish quality chemistry research and share it with the world.

We are here for everyone who needs access to work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines. And as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we are at the heart of open, international research dissemination for the chemistry community.

Great science matters. We make sure the world knows it.

RSC Advances in numbers:

A 5-year impact factor above 3
Submissions from 90+countries in 2018
An average of 30 days from submission to first decision
An acceptance rate of 44%
Associate editors in 30+ countries
10,000+ articles free to access and growing

 

We would like to thank all our authors, readers, reviewers along with our Editorial and Advisory Board members for their continued support.

Find all of the RSC’s newly published 2018 Impact Factors* here.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year, by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019).

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Welcome to our new Associate Editors: Angela Meireles & Amanda Garner

A warm welcome to both Professor M. Angela. A. Meireles and Professor Amanda L. Garner who start as Associate Editors for RSC Advances in June!

Angela Meireles. RSC Advances Associate Editor RSCEmployed for close to 34 years at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo, Brazil, Professor Meireles completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University. Starting as an Assistant Professor in the School of Food Engineering in 1983, she has since become a Professor and has supervised 50 PhD dissertations, 30 MSc theses and approximately 72 undergraduate research projects. She has also coordinated scientific exchange projects between UNICAMP and European universities in France, Germany, Holland, and Spain. Angela has served as a Head of Department, as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies of Food Engineering and as Associated Director at the Chemical, Biological, and Agricultural Pluridisciplinary Research Center.

Professor Meireles’ expertise helped her serve as the coordinator of Food Science for the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) between 2014 and 2018. She is a partner and innovative director of Bioativos Naturais, Ltd. and a current invited Professor at the School of Food Engineering at the University of Campinas.

Angela is excited to join the RSC Advances team, saying “I am truly grateful to belong to the Editorial team of this prestigious Open Access Journal: this is the future of scientific publications.”

 

Browse a selection of work published by Angela:

Sub-2 μm fully porous and partially porous (core–shell) stationary phases for reversed phase liquid chromatography
Endler M. Borges, Mauricio A. Rostagno and M. Angela A. Meireles
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 22875-22887
DOI: 10.1039/ C3RA45418E, Review Article

Fast analysis of phenolic terpenes by high-performance liquid chromatography using a fused-core column
Giovani L. Zabot, Moyses N. Moraes, Maurício A. Rostagno and M. Angela A. Meireles
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 7457-7468
DOI: 10.1039/ C4AY01124D, Paper

Fast analysis of β-ecdysone in Brazilian ginseng (Pfaffia glomerata) extracts by high-performance liquid chromatography using a fused-core column
Mauricio A. Rostagno, Isabel C. N. Debien, Renata Vardanega, Gislaine C. Nogueira, Gerardo F. Barbero and M. Angela A. Meireles
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 2452-2459
DOI: 10.1039/ C3AY42276C, Paper

 

Amanda L Garner. RSC Advances Associate Editor RSCAmanda Garner received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh working under the supervision of Prof. Kazunori Koide and completed NIH-funded postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. Kim Janda at The Scripps Research Institute. She began her independent career in 2013 in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan.
Her laboratory uses chemical biology, medicinal chemistry and molecular and cellular biology approaches to investigate the high-risk/high-reward areas of targeting microRNAs, RNA-protein and protein-protein interactions for probe and drug discovery.

Amanda looks forward to her new role, saying “I am excited for the opportunity to help RSC Advances in promoting the high-quality and impactful chemical research being performed within the global community.”

 

 

 

 

 

Browse a selection of work published by Amanda:

cat-ELCCA: catalyzing drug discovery through click chemistry
Amanda L. Garner
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6531-6539
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC02332H, Feature Article

A click chemistry-based microRNA maturation assay optimized for high-throughput screening
Daniel A. Lorenz and Amanda L. Garner
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 8267-8270
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02894B, Communication

Antagonism of a zinc metalloprotease using a unique metal-chelating scaffold: tropolones as inhibitors of P. aeruginosa elastase
Jessica L. Fullagar, Amanda L. Garner, Anjali K. Struss, Joshua A. Day, David P. Martin, Jing Yu, Xiaoqing Cai, Kim D. Janda and Seth M. Cohen
Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 3197-3199
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC41191E, Communication

Submit your research or reviews to Angela & Amanda now, they will be delighted to receive them!

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ENQA meeting sets record for attendance

The 19th National Meeting of Analytical Chemistry (ENQA) was held from September 16th – 19th in Caldas Novas/GO together with the 7th Ibero-American Congress of Analytical Chemistry (CIAQA). The event received 1218 registrations from 25 Brazilian states and the Federal District with 1112 works presented in poster form.

The event was attended by speakers and participants from different countries such as Argentina, Portugal, Canada and the United States and had three thematic sessions. One of was titled  a “Meet the Editor Session” and was sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This had the participation of the following editors: Dr. Carlos D. Garcia (associate editor, RSC Advances), Dr. Susan M. Lunte (former editor in chief, Analytical Methods) and Dr. Jailson Bittencourt de Andrade (associate editor, Analytical Methods). The present public had the opportunity to discuss general and ethical aspects about “What to publish”, “Where to publish” and “How to publish with quality”.

The following were awarded for their work:

RSC Advances Award

Title: Amperometric detection of citrus tristeza virus using a disposable microfluidic device
Winner: Tayane A. Freitas (Federal University of São Carlos
Full list of authors: Tayane A. Freitas, Camila A. Proença, Thaísa A. Baldo, Elsa M. Materón, Ademar Wong, Rodrigo F. Magnani and Ronaldo C. Faria

Analyst/Analytical Methods Award

Title: Analytical method for the determination and chemical analysis of selenium speciation in milk and infant formula: analysis by isotope dilution and hyphenated techniques
Winner: Bernardo F. Braz (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Full list of authors: Bernardo F. Braz, Vânia O. Trinta, Hélio F. da Rocha, Patrícia de C. Padilha, Cláudia Saunders Maria L. Fernández-Sánchez, Alfredo Sanz-Medel and Ricardo E. Santelli

There were also four symposiums were held at the event, covering “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, “Passive Sampling in Environmental Chemistry”, “Advances in Spectrometric Analysis” and “Recent Advances in Analytical Instrumentation” and “Development of Chemical Sensors”. All the symposiums had the participation of renowned researchers in the area and had crowded rooms. The Symposium “Advances in Spectrometric Analysis” was dedicated to the memory of Professor Bernhard Welz.

Further information about the meeting can be found on the ENQA webpage.

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2017 Outstanding Reviewers

We are delighted to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for RSC Advances in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the quantity, quality and timeliness of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

A big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Katsuhiko, Ariga National Institute for Materials Science, ORCID: 0000-0002-2445-2955
Dr Anzar Khan, Korea University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5129-756X
Dr Tapas Purkait, Johns Hopkins University, ORCID: 0000-0001-8948-6526
Dr Lichan Chen, Huaqiao University, ORCID: 0000-0002-0838-776X
Dr Kun Liu, eLab Solutions
Dr Ying Huang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4364-9323
Dr Lei Yu Yangzhou, University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5659-7289
Dr Murat Yavuz Dicle, University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3452-8551
Dr Kaustabh Maiti, Central Electrochemical Research Institute
Dr Fan Dong, Chongqing Technology and Business University, ORCID: 0000-0003-2890-9964
Dr Serap Evran, Ege University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6676-4888
Dr Nirmal Goswami, University of South Australia, ORCID: 0000-0002-8950-6459
Dr Xinguo Zhang, Sun Yat-Sen University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8950-0831
Dr Hyo Jin Seo, Pukyong National University, ORCID: 0000-0002-0490-8484
Dr Dattatray Late, National Chemical Laboratory
Miss Xi Chen, National University of Singapore, ORCID: 0000-0002-8096-1455
Dr Zhaoyin Wen, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, ORCID: 0000-0003-1698-7420
Dr Soumik Siddhanta, Johns Hopkins University, ORCID: 0000-0002-1383-6224
Dr Jiaxing Li, Institute of Plasma Physics, ORCID: 0000-0002-7683-2482
Dr Peng Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr Lihua Gan, Tongji University
Dr Miao Shi, University of Rochester, ORCID: 0000-0002-9719-6825
Dr Neal Chung Tai-Shung, National University of Singapore, ORCID: 0000-0002-4569-7169
Dr Xiangyang Shi, Donghua University, ORCID: 0000-0001-6785-6645
Dr Wei Li, Capital Normal University, ORCID: 0000-0001-7669-1125
Dr Bin Ding, Donghua University
Dr Changqiong Zhu, CoolComposites
Dr Dan Xiao, Sichuan University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5295-0540
Professor Sarbani Pal, MNR Degree & PG College, ORCID: 0000-0003-1730-0782
Dr Shiwei Qu, The Scripps Research Institute, ORCID: 0000-0002-9358-066X
Professor Priyadarsi De, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, ORCID: 0000-0001-5486-3395
Miss Mehmet Yola, Sinop University
Dr Xinle Li, E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ORCID: 0000-0001-5747-4029
Dr Kevin Wu, National Taiwan University, ORCID: 0000-0003-0590-1396
Dr Jiaguang Zhang, University of Lincoln, ORCID: 0000-0001-7238-4021
Dr Tongchuan Gao, University of Pittsburgh, ORCID: 0000-0003-4800-3641
Dr Jian Li, Northwest Normal University, ORCID: 0000-0001-5104-1564

Thank you to the RSC Advances board and our community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

The RSC Advances Associate Editors work hand in hand with a dedicated reviewer panel made up of specially selected expert reviewers from across all fields of the chemical sciences (http://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/about-journals/rsc-advances/reviewer-panel/). If you would be interested in joining this reviewer panel, please contact us at advances@rsc.org with a resumé to receive further information.

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RSC Advances Reviewer Panel: 2017 Outstanding Reviewers

We are delighted to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for RSC Advances in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen from the reviewer panel based on the quantity, quality and timeliness of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

A big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers on the RSC Advances reviewer panel that have supported the journal.

Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Mr Rok Borstnar, Laboratory for genotoxicity
Dr Nghia Truong, Phuoc Monash University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9900-2644
Dr Wujun Fu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr S. Girish Kumar, CMR University, ORCID: 0000-0001-9132-1202
Dr Nicholas Geitner, Duke University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4313-372X
Dr Emanuele Curotto, University of Arcadia, ORCID: 0000-0001-9119-3263
Dr Yoong Ahm Kim, Chonnam National University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4074-7515
Dr Paul Trippier, Texas Tech University
Dr Michele Ceotto, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, ORCID: 0000-0002-8270-3409
Dr Chunping Yang, Hunan University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3987-2722
Dr Wei Li, Utah State University, ORCID: 0000-0003-2802-7443
Dr Mark Waterland, Massey University, ORCID: 0000-0002-8493-9407
Dr Leo Small, Sandia National Laboratories, ORCID: 0000-0003-0404-6287
Dr Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaidis, The University of Auckland, ORCID: 0000-0002-8076-8508
Dr Xin Liu, State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, ORCID: 0000-0002-4422-4108
Dr Zhijie Ma, University of Colorado Boulder, ORCID: 0000-0002-0734-1903
Dr Juliano Bonacin, University of Campinas, ORCID: 0000-0001-9399-1031
Dr Daniela Giacomazza, Istituto di Biofisica, ORCID: 0000-0002-6667-0205
Dr Ekkehard Lindner, Universitat Tubingen
Professor Zhenghua Tang, South China University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-0718-3164
Dr Weixia Zhang, Harvard University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5835-2020
Dr Sreekuttan Unni, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, ORCID: 0000-0002-0403-9186
Professor Christian Robl, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Professor Stanislaw Slomkowski, Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, ORCID: 0000-0003-1543-535X
Dr Rui Oliveira, Universidade do Minho, ORCID: 0000-0002-3989-8925
Dr Wan Basirun, University of Malaya, ORCID: 0000-0001-8050-6113
Dr Yang Zhang, Arizona State University
Dr Maria Timofeeva, Novosibirsk State Technichal University
Dr Luis Simon, University of Salamanca, ORCID: 0000-0002-3781-0803
Dr Tsinghai Wang, National Tsing Hua University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4629-2005
Dr Thomas Mayer-Gall, Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West, ORCID: 0000-0002-2822-6461
Dr Guowei Zhou Qilu, University of Technology
Dr Xiehong Cao, Nanyang Technological University, ORCID: 0000-0002-3004-7518
Dr Quanjun Xiang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, ORCID: 0000-0002-4486-7429
Dr Miklós Kubinyi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, ORCID: 0000-0002-6343-0820
Dr Hu Li, Guizhou University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3604-9271
Dr Xuefeng Guo, Nanjing University, ORCID: 0000-0002-5492-5899
Dr Ahmad Zoolfakar, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Dr Bogdan-Marian Tofanica, Technical University of Iasi, ORCID: 0000-0002-4975-4650
Dr Zhiwei Xu, Tianjin Polytechnic University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1308-8884
Dr Tamás Vidóczy, Institute of Structuraél Chemistry
Dr Marinos Pitsikalis, University of Athens, ORCID: 0000-0002-7836-4862
Dr Haibo Shu, China Jiliang University, ORCID: 0000-0003-1728-2190
Dr Lin Zhang, Auburn University
Dr Ignacio Alfonso, Instituto de Química Avanzada de Cataluña, ORCID: 0000-0003-0678-0362
Dr Igor Komarov, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, ORCID: 0000-0002-7908-9145
Dr Xiao-Yu Hu, Nanjing University, ORCID: 0000-0002-9634-315X
Dr Zhe Wang, National Institutes of Health
Dr Muhammad Hossain, Yeungnam University, ORCID: 0000-0002-3428-8271
Dr Vaibhav Mehta, Marwadi University, ORCID: 0000-0003-4426-3374

Thank you to the RSC Advances board and our community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Read our most downloaded RSC Advances articles of 2017

We are delighted to present a collection which showcases some of the most accessed RSC Advances articles published in 2017. This provides an easy way to access the most important papers published in RSC Advances in this year in your area of research.

RSC Advances is the largest open access chemistry journal, bringing you the latest research from right across the chemical sciences. For enhanced browsing and discoverability, topic-modelling technology automatically categorises articles into one or more of the 12 main subject categories and over 100 further subcategories.

The articles in the collection highlight the most exciting and important research published across analytical chemistry, biological chemistry, catalysis, chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, energy, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry, nanoscience, organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

Follow the link to find our most downloaded articles in your research area.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles!

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Equation to end bond order contention

A researcher in the US has proposed a new way of computing bond order, which he says is more general and more consistently accurate across diverse kinds of materials.

Computed bond orders in red, sum of bond orders in blue, and net atomic charges in black for two hexafluorides

Source: © Royal Society of Chemistry SF6 contains six single-order S–F bonds and confirms that SF6transcends the Lewis octet rule that predicts four rather than six shared electron pairs around the central sulfur atom. The Db–F bond order (0.75) is lower than the S–F bond order (0.95)

Bond order quantifies how many electrons two atoms in a material share. But it’s a theoretical concept, not something you observe experimentally, so defining it and calculating it can get a bit fuzzy. ‘Some new chemistry students find it difficult to memorise which rules apply to which chemicals. For example, why should N2 and CF4 be described by a Lewis structure while triplet O2 and SF6are not?’ says Thomas Manz of New Mexico State University. ‘My method introduces a unifying principle where you no longer have to memorise different rules for different materials. All you have to do is calculate and you will get the accurate bond order,’ he explains.

Interested? The full story can be read in Chemistry World.

The original article can be read below and is free to access until the 13th November 2017:

Introducing DDEC6 atomic population analysis: part 3. Comprehensive method to compute bond orders
Thomas A. Manz
RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 45552-45581
DOI:10.1039/C7RA07400J

 

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