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January 2024 Popular Advances Articles

Welcome to January’s Popular Advances article round up!

Every month we update our 2024 RSC Advances Popular Advances Article Collection to showcase all of the articles selected by our reviewers and handling editors as Popular Advances in 2024. Don’t forget to come back next month to check out our latest Popular articles.

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Preparation of high-performance monoazo disperse dyes bearing ester groups based on benzisothiazole and their dyeing performance on polyester fabrics
Xiyu Song, Chuang Dai, Mingda Li, Min Li, Liu Hu, Yu Wang, Aiqin Hou and Hongfei Qian
RSC Adv., 2024, 14, 67-74

Urea-rich porous organic polymer as a hydrogen bond catalyst for Knoevenagel condensation reaction and synthesis of 2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones
Narges Zarei, Meysam Yarie, Morteza Torabi and Mohammad Ali Zolfigol
RSC Adv., 2024, 14, 1094-1105

Synthesis, molecular docking analysis and in vitro evaluation of new heterocyclic hybrids of 4-aza-podophyllotoxin as potent cytotoxic agents
Ha Thanh Nguyen, Ket Tran Van, Hai Pham-The, Julien Braire, Phuong Hoang Thi, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Quynh Giang Nguyen Thi,a Tuyet Anh Dang Thi, Giang Le-Nhat-Thuy, Tu Anh Le Thi, Doan Vu Ngo and Tuyen Nguyen Van
RSC Adv., 2024, 14, 1838-1853

Facile modular synthesis of jasmonoyl-l-isoleucine analogs possessing a pyrazolidin-3-one core
Samuel Vizcaíno Páez, Diego Durango, Christian Jürgen Müller, Matthias Breuning and Wiston Quiñones Fletcher
RSC Adv., 2024, 14, 3790-3797

 

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November 2023 Popular Advances Articles

Welcome to November’s Popular Advances article round up!

Every month we update our 2023 RSC Advances Popular Advances Article Collection to showcase all of the articles selected by our reviewers and handling editors as Popular Advances in 2023. Don’t forget to come back next month to check out our latest Popular articles.

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Enhancing drilling mud performance through CMITS-modified formulations: rheological insights and performance optimization
Imtiaz Ali, Maqsood Ahmad, Syahrir Ridha, Cajetan Chimezie Iferobia and Najeebullah Lashari
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 32904-32917

The effects of Fe, Mg, and Pt-doping on the improvement of Ni stabilized on Al2O3-CeO3 catalysts for methane dry reforming
Abbas Jawad
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 33129-33145

Asymmetric total synthesis strategies of halichlorine and pinnaic acid
Lu Liu, Minghua Jiang, Qingkang Zhang, Hong Chen, Yifu Zhang and Jian Zhang
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 33754-33769

 

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September 2023 Popular Advances Articles

Welcome to September’s Popular Advances article round up!

Every month we update our 2023 RSC Advances Popular Advances Article Collection to showcase all of the articles selected by our reviewers and handling editors as Popular Advances in 2023. Don’t forget to come back next month to check out our latest Popular articles.

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Novel practical stereoselective synthesis of a bicyclic hydantoino-thiolactone as the key intermediate for production of (+)-biotin
Lei Shu, Zhi-Wei Yang, Ren-Xu Cao, Xiao-Xia Qiu, Feng Ni and Xiao-Xin Shi
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 26160-26168

Novel pyrene-calix[4]arene derivatives as highly sensitive sensors for nucleotides, DNA and RNA
Ivana Nikšić-Franjić, Benoit Colasson, Olivia Reinaud, Aleksandar Višnjevac, Ivo Piantanida and Dijana Pavlović Saftić
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 27423-27433

Synthesis of novel coumarin–hydrazone hybrids as α-glucosidase inhibitors and their molecular docking studies
Hafiza Zara Tariq, Aamer Saeed, Saeed Ullah, Noor Fatima, Sobia Ahsan Halim, Ajmal Khan, Hesham R. El-Seedi, Muhammad Zaman Ashraf, Muhammad Latif and Ahmed Al-Harrasi
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 26229-26238

Chemical biology fluorescent tools for in vitro investigation of the multidrug resistant P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression in tumor cells
Pierre Daumar, Antoine Goisnard, Clémence Dubois, Manon Roux, Marie Depresle, Frédérique Penault-Llorca, Mahchid Bamdad and Emmanuelle Mounetou
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 27016-27035

Stereo/regio-selective access to substituted 3-hydroxy-oxindoles with anti-proliferative assessment and in silico validation
Preeti, Asif Raza, Amit Anand, Natacha Henry, Arun K. Sharma, Pascal Roussel and Vipan Kumar
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 28434-28443

 

 

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August 2023 Popular Advances Articles

Welcome to August’s Popular Advances article round up!

Every month we update our 2023 RSC Advances Popular Advances Article Collection to showcase all of the articles selected by our reviewers and handling editors as Popular Advances in 2023. Don’t forget to come back next month to check out our latest Popular articles.

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AlCl3@ZnO nanostructured material: an efficient green catalyst for the one-pot solvent-free synthesis of 1,4-dihydropyridines
Santosh T. Shinde, Kaluram G. Kanade, Ramesh B. Gawade, Vikram B. Hinge, Manish D. Shinde, Digambar B. Bankar, Nitin M. Thorat and Dinesh P. Amalnerkar
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 24767-24776

Synthesis of amantadine clubbed N-aryl amino thiazoles as potent urease, α-amylase & α-glucosidase inhibitors, kinetic and molecular docking studies
Fatima Tuz Zahra, Aamer Saeed, Atteeque Ahmed, Hammad Ismail, Muhammad Umar Ijaz and Fernando Albericio
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 24988-25001

On the way to potential antifungal compounds: synthesis and in vitro activity of 2-benzofuranylacetic acid amides
Camilo Mahecha-Mahecha, Paola Borrego-Muñoz, Luis M. Pombo and Diego Gamba-Sánchez
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 25296-25304

 

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July 2023 Popular Advances Articles

Welcome to July’s Popular Advances article round up!

Every month we update our 2023 RSC Advances Popular Advances Article Collection to showcase all of the articles selected by our reviewers and handling editors as Popular Advances in 2023. Don’t forget to come back next month to check out our latest Popular articles.

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Insight into novel anti-mucormycosis therapies: investigation of new anti-mucormycosis laser-induced photodynamic therapy based on a sulphone bis-compound loaded silica nanoemulsion
Mohamed Abdelraof, Mohamed Fikry, Amr H. Hashem, Mehrez E. El-Naggar and Huda R. M. Rashdan
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 20684-20697

Design, synthesis and evaluation of a myricetin and nobiletin hybrid compound for alleviating hyperuricemia based on metabolomics and gut microbiota
Yan Li, Liu-Yang Pu, Yayun Li, Guanbao Zhu and Zhengzhi Wu
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 21448-21458

Chitosan-coated halloysite nanotube magnetic microspheres for carcinogenic colorectal hemorrhage and liver laceration in albino rats
Sajid Majeed, Muhammad Qaiser, Dure Shahwar, Khalid Mahmood, Nadeem Ahmed, Muhammad Hanif, Ghulam Abbas, Muhammad Harris Shoaib, Nabeela Ameer and Muhammad Khalid
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 21521-21536

Potential anticancer and antioxidant lauric acid-based hydrazone synthesis and computational study toward the electronic properties
Mohammed A. Assiri, Akbar Ali, Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad Usman Khan, Khalid Ahmed, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Muhammad Akhtar Abbas, Athar Javed, Muhammad Suleman, Muhammad Khalid and Ishtiaq Hussain
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 21793-21807

Engineering of a GSH activatable photosensitizer for enhanced photodynamic therapy through disrupting redox homeostasis
Datian Fu, Yan Wang, Kaiwen Lin, Liangjiu Huang, Jin Xu and Haimei Wu
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 22367-22374

Different routes for the construction of biologically active diversely functionalized bicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes: an exploration of new perspectives for anticancer chemotherapeutics
Nilmadhab Roy, Rishav Das, Rupankar Paira and Priyankar Paira
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 22389-22480

 

 

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June 2023 Popular Advances Articles

Welcome to June’s Popular Advances article round up!

Every month we update our 2023 RSC Advances Popular Advances Article Collection to showcase all of the articles selected by our reviewers and handling editors as Popular Advances in 2023. Don’t forget to come back next month to check out our latest Popular articles.

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“d-electron interactions” induced CoV2O6–Fe–NF for efficient oxygen evolution reaction
Yuchao Guo, Gaojie Yan,a Xi Sun, Shuo Wang, Li Chena and Yi Feng
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 18488-18495

Ternifolipyrons A–J: new cytotoxic α-pyrones from Isodon ternifolius (D. Don) Kudô
Abdelsamed I. Elshamy, Tarik A. Mohamed, Ningombam Swapana, Yusuke Kasai, Masaaki Noji, Thomas Efferth, Hiroshi Imagawa, Mohamed-Elamir F. Hegazy and Akemi Umeyama
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 19710-19720

In vitro antitumor activity, molecular dynamics simulation, DFT study, ADME prediction, and Eg5 binding of enastron analogues
Abdeslem Bouzina, Yousra Ouafa Bouone, Omar Sekiou, Mohamed Aissaoui, Tan-Sothea Ouk, Abdelhak Djemel, Rachida Mansouri, Malika Ibrahim-Ouali, Zihad Bouslama and Nour-Eddine Aouf
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 19567-19584

Exploring the inhibitory potential of Nigella sativa against dengue virus NS2B/NS3 protease and NS5 polymerase using computational approaches
Mamuna Mukhtar, Haris Ahmed Khan and Najam us Sahar Sadaf Zaidi
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 18306-18322

 

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May 2023 Popular Advances Articles

Welcome to May’s Popular Advances article round up!

Every month we update our 2023 RSC Advances Popular Advances Article Collection to showcase all of the articles selected by our reviewers and handling editors as Popular Advances in 2023. Don’t forget to come back next month to check out our latest Popular articles.

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Novel quinoline/thiazinan-4-one hybrids; design, synthesis, and molecular docking studies as potential anti-bacterial candidates against MRSA
Asmaa H. Mohamed, Sara M. Mostafa, Ashraf A. Aly, Alaa A. Hassan, Esraa M. Osman, AbdElAziz A. Nayl, Alan B. Brown and Elshimaa M. N. Abdelhafez
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 14631-14640

New 1,3,4-thiadiazoles as potential anticancer agents: pro-apoptotic, cell cycle arrest, molecular modelling, and ADMET profile
Mohamed H. Hekal, Paula S. Farag, Magdy M. Hemdan, Amira A. El-Sayed, Aya I. Hassaballah and Wael M. El-Sayed
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 15810-15825

Graphene oxide supported ionic liquid/Fe complex: a robust and highly stable nanocatalyst
Kimiya Taheri, Dawood Elhamifar, Shiva Kargar and Ali Zarnegaryan
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 16067-16077

 

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April 2023 Popular Advances Articles

Welcome to April’s Popular Advances article round up!

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Novel asymmetrical azines appending 1,3,4-thiadiazole sulfonamide: synthesis, molecular structure analyses, in silico ADME, and cytotoxic effect
Samir Bondock, Tallah Albarqi, Ibrahim A. Shaaban and Moaz M. Abdou
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 10353-10366

A molybdenum disulfide/nickel ferrite-modified voltammetric sensing platform for ultra-sensitive determination of clenbuterol under the presence of an external magnetic field
Van Manh Tien, Van Hoang Ong, Tuyet Nhung Pham, Nguyen Quang Hoa, Thi Lan Nguyen, Pham Duc Thang, Le Khanh Vinh, Pham Thi Nhat Trinh, Doan Thi Ngoc Thanh, Le Minh Tung and Anh-Tuan Le
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 10577-10591

Potential role of a novel biphenanthrene derivative isolated from Aerides falcata in central nervous system diseases
Bachtiar Rivai, Hasriadi, Peththa Wadu Dasuni Wasana, Chaisak Chansriniyom, Pasarapa Towiwat, Yanyong Punpreuk, Kittisak Likhitwitayawuid, Pornchai Rojsitthisak and Boonchoo Sritularak
RSC Adv., 2023,13, 10757-10767

Analysis and process evaluation of metal dopant (Zr, Cr)-promoted Ga-modified ZSM-5 for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane in the presence and absence of CO2
Abbas Jawad and Sura Ahmed
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 11081-11095

Valorization of homogeneous linear catechyl lignin: opportunities and challenges
Yibing Li, Xianzhi Meng, Rongqian Meng, Ting Cai, Yunqiao Pu, Zhi-Min Zhao and Arthur J. Ragauskas
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 12750-12759

Salazinic acid attenuates male sexual dysfunction and testicular oxidative damage in streptozotocin-induced diabetic albino rats
Kishore Naidu Killari, Haritha Polimati, D. S. N. B. K. Prasanth, Gagandeep Singh, Siva Prasad Panda, Girija Sastry Vedula and Vinay Bharadwaj Tatipamula
RSC Adv., 2023, 13, 12991-13005

 

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RSC Popular Advances Interview with Hossein Eshghi

We are very pleased to introduce Professor Hossein Eshghi,  who is the corresponding author on the paper, Immobilized Cu(0) nanoparticles on montmorillonite-modified with benzalkonium chloride (MMT-BAC@Cu(0)): as an eco-friendly and proficient heterogeneous nano-catalyst for green synthesis of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles.  The manuscript was well received by reviewers and was handpicked by our reviewers and handling editors to be part of our Popular Advances collection.

Professor Hossein Eshghi told us more about his research group and the work that went into this study and what he hopes to achieve in the future. You can explore other articles in our 2023 Popular Advances online collection here!

The authors: 

Dr. Eshghi,
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Dr. Rounaghi,
Birjand University of Technology, Iran

F. Pirani,
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

  1. Could you briefly explain the focus of your article to the non-specialist (in one or two sentences only) and why it is of current interest?

This paper introduces an eco-friendly and efficient approach for the synthesize of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazole derivatives from raw materials of benzonitrile and sodium azide through the [2+3] cycloaddition reaction as well as 2-(1H-tetrazole-5-yl) acrylonitrile derivatives as the preferred product from raw materials of aldehyde, malononitrile, and sodium azide through multicomponent domino reactions (MDRs) in the presence of the MMT-BAC@Cu(0) nanoclay as a proficient heterogeneous catalysis in mild conditions.

  1. How big an impact could your results potentially have?

The MMT-BAC@Cu(0) nanocatalyst used benefits from properties such as high surface reactivity, biocompatibility, non-toxicity, and inexpensiveness. Some advantages of the green solvent used in the study are non-flammability, high solubility, degradability, inexpensiveness, recyclability, and non-volatility. This method was proven to be more efficient than previous methods, which employed hazardous organic solvents and toxic metals and performed the process with a longer reaction time. Using the proposed approach, the reaction was made in a shorter time under green conditions with good to excellent efficiency and without the need for additional reagents.

  1. Could you explain the motivation behind this study?

In this study, Cu(0) nanoparticles supported on organo-modified montmorillonite with benzalkonium chloride (MMT-BAC@Cu(0)) were synthesized and used as a heterogeneous and green catalyst for synthesis of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles. A recent focus has come to using clay minerals as heterogeneous and green catalysts. In this regard, montmorillonite (MMT) clay has drawn particular attention due to its high abundance, cation exchange capacity, and other high surface areas. It is no wonder that the synthesis of tetrazoles has turned into a hot topic in the organic field so dramatically that it has drawn huge focus and attention in academic research and industrial areas. However, because that the protocols used in the synthesis of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles usually include the application of common organic solvents or catalysts whose synthesis path is not green and economical. We sought to change the protocol for the synthesis of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles through the design of stable nanoclay as catalysts with interesting features such as the stability of synthesized nanocatalysts, non-leaching with products, and widespread application in the synthesis of two significant classes of 5-substituted 1H-tetrazoles through the [2+3] cycloaddition reaction and multicomponent domino reactions (MDRs) reactions. Moreover, while observing the principles of green chemistry, which is one of the important issues in green chemistry and chemical engineering, we utilized the novel green nano catalyst and solvent (DESs).

  1. In your opinion, what are the key design considerations for your study?

The current project aims to develop a biocompatible nanocatalyst based on immobilized Cu(0) nanoparticles on montmorillonite -modified with benzalkonium chloride (MMT-BAC@Cu(0)) for the synthesis of 5-substituted-1H-tetrazoles under mild and green conditions. The advantages of availability, low cost, non-toxicity, and biocompatibility of clay were our focus in synthesizing this nanoclay catalyst in this project. The method’s advantages include good to excellent product yields, mild conditions, easy work-up, short reaction times and easy reuse of the nano catalyst.

  1. Which part of the work towards this paper proved to be most challenging?

Since the clay is a naturally formed mineral, its composition, properties and even the organic chemical modifiers used during subsequent modification process can alter in different ways. Hence, the selection of a proper nanoclay material is of crucial importance. The MMT-BAC@Cu(0) nanocatalyst used benefits from properties such as high surface reactivity, biocompatibility, non-toxicity, and inexpensiveness. Some advantages of the green solvent used in the study are non-flammability, high solubility, degradability, expensiveness, recyclability, and non-volatility. This method was proven to be more efficient than previous methods, which employed hazardous organic solvents and toxic metals and performed the process with a longer reaction time.

  1. What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment?

An eco-friendly and efficient approach for the synthesize of 2-(1H-tetrazole-5-yl) acrylonitrile derivatives as the preferred product from raw materials through multicomponent domino reactions (MDRs) was introduced. This is significant because heterocyclic compounds are of great pharmacological importance and changes in the conditions of the synthesis protocol to achieve sustainable development are among the important issues we considered in this paper.

7.What is the next step? What work is planned?

We hope that the presented method can be generalized in the future to synthesize heterocyclic derivatives with important biological properties to be used in valuable research projects by adhering to the principles of green chemistry. This work opens us a window for the synthesis of other chemical derivatives using heterogenous clay based nanocatalysis.

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RSC Advances Popular Advances Interview with Dr Machhindra K. Lande

We are very pleased to introduce Dr. Machhindra K. Lande who is the corresponding author of the RSC Advances article, Silica supported lanthanum trifluoroacetate and trichloroacetate as an efficient and reusable water compatible Lewis acid catalyst for synthesis of 2,4,5-triarylimidazoles via a solvent-free green approach. This was well received by reviewers and was handpicked by our handling editors to be part of our Popular Advances collection – a big congratulations to all the authors!

Dr Lande told us more about his research group and the work that went into this study and what he hopes to achieve in the future. You can explore other articles in our 2023 Popular Advances online collection here!

Meet the Author

Dr. M. K. Lande is a professor and head of the department of chemistry at Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad (Maharashtra, India). His research group includes Mr. Dnyaneshwar Purushottam Gholap, Mr. Ramdas Huse and Mr. Dipake Sudarshan, who were actively involved in contributing towards this popular advances article. Dr. M. K. Lande’s group’s research area includes Natural and synthetic zeolites catalysts, Lewis acid catalysts for organic transformation, mixed metal oxides as catalysts for organic transformations, metal-organic frameworks and DFT studies of chemical compounds using Gaussian 09 software.

Could you briefly explain the focus of your article to the non-specialist (in one or two sentences only) and why it is of current interest?

The present research work is mainly focused on the development of novel water-compatible, environment-friendly and economically cheaper heterogeneous Lewis acid catalysts as competitive alternatives to highly expensive Metal triflate catalysts.

How big an impact could your results potentially have?

The currently prepared water-competent Lewis acid catalyst shows excellent catalytic efficiency in 2,4,5-triaryl imidazole synthesis via green route, compared to many catalysts, especially Metal triflate Lewis acid catalyst. Further, these Lewis catalysts were prepared by commercially available cheaper starting material hence it is economically more favourable as compared to highly expensive Metal triflate Lewis acid.

Could you explain the motivation behind this study?

By considering the special attention and importance of Lewis acid as a catalyst in many industrial processes and organic transformations, we had planned to design novel water-compatible Lewis acid. However, currently, many conventional Lewis acids and green Lewis acids were used in the reaction, but they have many limitations.
Among all these, metal triflate is one of the most widely used green Lewis acids but they are highly expensive and moisture sensitive. In regard to this, we have developed economically favourable and environment-friendly green silica supported Lanthanum trifluoroacetate and trichloroacetate Lewis acid catalysts.

In your opinion, what are the key design considerations for your study?

The key design considerations of the present research work are as follows

– Water-competent Green Lewis acid catalysts
– Highly efficient, clean, environment-friendly and recyclable Lewis acids
– Catalyst work superiorly in water and organic solvents
– Solvent-free green synthesis in a short time with excellent product yield

Which part of the work towards this paper proved to be most challenging?

The synthesis of present Lewis acids was found to be most challenging as special precaution and care were needed during the handling of trifluoracetic acid and trichloroacetic acid.

What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment?

The present Lewis acid can become a good competitive alternative to green Lewis acid catalysts, especially highly expensive metal triflate Lewis acids.


What is the next step? What work is planned?

To design and develop more novel, environment-friendly and economically favorable green Lewis acid catalysts & utilize them in various industrially demanded processes and organic transformations.

 

Silica supported lanthanum trifluoroacetate and trichloroacetate as an efficient and reusable water compatible Lewis acid catalyst for synthesis of 2,4,5-triarylimidazoles via a solvent-free green approach

Dnyaneshwar Purushottam Gholap,

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