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Australian Journal of Chemistry - an International Journal for Chemical Science publishes research papers from all fields of chemical science, with a focus on multidisciplinary chemistry and emerging areas of research. More

Editor-in-Chief: Curt Wentrup

 
 
 

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Published online 26 March 2015
Urothermal Syntheses, Crystal Structures, and Luminescent Properties of Two New ZnII Compounds Constructed by the Mixed Ligands of 1,2,4-Triazole and 1,4-Naphthalenedicarboxylic Acid or 2,6-Naphthalenedicarboxylic Acid 
Haiyan Liu, Xufeng Meng, Lihui Zhang and Anqiang Jia

Two new coordination polymers, namely [Zn(1,4-ndc)0.5(taz)]n·n(e-urea) (1) and [Zn(2,6-ndc)0.5(taz)]n·n(H2O)·n(e-urea) (2) have been successfully synthesised by using 1,2,4-triazole and dicarboxylate ligands under urothermal conditions. Both compounds 1 and 2 feature 3D pillar-layered frameworks with 6-connected pcu topologies.

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Published online 24 March 2015
Reactivity of β-Diketiminato Magnesium Alkyl Complexes: Heterocumulenes and Phosphanes 
Morgan J. Taylor, Martyn P. Coles and J. Robin Fulton

Heteroleptic β-diketiminate/amidinate magnesium complexes {(BDI)Mg[MeC(NCy)2]} and {(BDI)Mg[BnC(NCy)2]} were synthesised. Rare terminal magnesium phosphanide complexes [(BDI)Mg(PR′2)(THF)] (R′ = Cy, Ph) were also generated.

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Published online 24 March 2015
Synthesis and Oxidative Desulfurization of PV-Functionalized Imidazole-2-thiones: Easy Access to P-Functional Ionic Liquids 
Paresh Kumar Majhi, Gregor Schnakenburg, Anthony J. Arduengo and Rainer Streubel

A series of backbone phosphanoyl group substituted imidazole-2-thiones were synthesized by low temperature lithiation and phosphanylation. Oxidative desulfurization of the imidazole-2-thiones afforded backbone phosphanoyl functionalized imidazolium ionic liquids. New entry to imidazolium ionic liquids with short chains on nitrogens of the imidazolium rings was affected via asymmetric backbone functionalization.

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Published online 23 March 2015
Using Carbon Quantum Dots as Selective Photoluminescent Probes for Protein Kinase Assay 
Yanjun Ding, Wenjing Kang, Xianzhong Xiao, Kangkai Wang, Nian Wang, HuaLi Zhang, Minghui Yang and Guoli Shen

Schematic illustration of the PKA kinase assay based on the aggregation and fluorescence quenching of peptide–carbon quantum dots via Zr4+ ion linkage.

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Published online 23 March 2015
Phase Transfer Catalysis Extends The Scope of The Algar–Flynn–Oyamada Synthesis of 3-Hydroxyflavones 
Duong Nhu, Bill C. Hawkins and Christopher J. Burns

Phase transfer catalysis improves the yields and expands the scope of the Algar–Flynn–Oyamada reaction of a series of 4-benzyloxy-2-hydroxy chalcones.

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Published online 20 March 2015
Phase Behaviours of Polybutadiene–Polyacrylic Acid Brushes in Compressed Carbon Dioxide 
Rui Zhang, Lixiao Liu, Yicun Wen, Yu Cang, Guixin Shi, Yingyi Zhao, Xiaoling Liu, Ying Lin, Jun Xu, Zhiming Zhou and Xuhong Guo

In this paper, we report a novel, environmentally friendly method to separate and recover spherical polyelectrolyte brushes (SPBs). Adjusting CO2 pressure could regulate the size and some other properties of SPB. Combined temperature quenching followed by depressurization led to the precipitation of SPB.

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Published online 19 March 2015
Visible Light-Driven BiVO4/TiO2 Composite Photocatalysts: Preparation Methods and Photocatalytic Performance 
Shuyun Wang, Wenjun Li, Feiwu Chen, Shaonan Gu and Zhidong Chang

BiVO4/TiO2 composite photocatalysts were successfully synthesised and their physical and photophysical properties were fully characterised. BiVO4/TiO2 photocatalysts fabricated by different methods exhibit higher photocatalytic activities than pure BiVO4 and TiO2, and the coprecipitated BiVO4/TiO2 composite presents the best photocatalytic activity.

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Published online 19 March 2015
Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles (NZVI) Supported by Kaolinite for CuII and NiII Ion Removal by Adsorption: Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Mechanism 
Jiao Wang, Guijian Liu, Tanfu Li, Chuncai Zhou and Cuicui Qi

Kaolinite is a suitable material for use as a skeleton to hold zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) together. Synthesized nZVI-Kaolinite was used to adsorb CuII and NiII, as representative models of metal ions. The possible removal mechanisms involved redox, adsorption, precipitation, and co-precipitation, depending on the adsorption process studied (CuII or NiII adsorption).

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Published online 17 March 2015
Diaryliodonium Salts: Aryl Transfer Reagents for Alkyne Difunctionalization 
Felix Hartrampf and Henry Toombs-Ruane

In recent years, hypervalent iodine reagents have emerged as powerful tools in synthesis. This highlight paper describes recent developments in the application of diaryliodonium salts for a variety of transformations. It is shown how the extremely electrophilic nature of these reagents can be exploited to difunctionalize alkynes in cascade reactions to access complex scaffolds.

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Published online 17 March 2015
Coordination of β-Ketoimine-Derived Ligands at Main Group and Transition Metals 
Struan J. W. Cummins, H. Putri Fraser, J. Robin Fulton, Martyn P. Coles and Christopher M. Fitchett

β-Ketoimines are used as a ligand source at main group and transition metal centres. The most common bonding mode is as the β-ketoiminate anion, which chelates with a k2O,N-coordination although an example of a neutral β-ketoimine with k1O-coordination has been structurally characterised.

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Published online 04 March 2015
An Efficient Microwave Method for the Synthesis of Imines 
Emily C. Border, Victoria L. Blair and Philip C. Andrews

An efficient microwave synthesis of imines has been developed giving quantitative conversions, in a significantly reduced time frame and without the aid of expensive or elaborate chemicals. A large library of functionalised and unfunctionalised imines was quickly synthesised with minimal workup procedures.

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Published online 02 March 2015
Synthesis, Structural Characterisation, and Spectroscopic Properties of Copper(i) Complexes and their Applications to Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells 
Ting-Hong Huang, Jie Yan, Ye-Feng Liu, Yun-Tao Xie and Chen Jia

Two copper (i) complexes, [Cu2(pbb)(2,2′-bipyridine)2] (BF4)2 (1) and [Cu2(pbb)(phen)2] (BF4)2 (2) have been prepared and characterized. Each complex contains a supramolecular network, formed by C–H···π and π···π interactions.

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Published online 25 February 2015
Epoxidation of trans-4-Aminocyclohex-2-en-1-ol Derivatives: Competition of Hydroxy-Directed and Ammonium-Directed Pathways 
Méabh B. Brennan, Stephen G. Davies, Ai M. Fletcher, James A. Lee, Paul M. Roberts, Angela J. Russell and James E. Thomson

The epoxidation of a range of N-substituted trans-4-aminocyclohex-2-en-1-ols upon treatment with Cl3CCO2H followed by meta-chloroperbenzoic aid (m-CPBA) has been investigated. Competitive pathways resulting from hydrogen-bonding delivery by both the hydroxy group and the in situ formed ammonium ion are observed.

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Published online 25 February 2015
Synthesis, Structure, and Characterisation of Two New Open-Framework Zinc Phosphites of Varying Dimensionality 
Xiao Zhang, Jin-Hua Li, Guo-Ming Wang, Zhen-Zhen Bao, Xiao-Meng Zhao, Qian Wang and Wen-Wen Jiang

Two new zinc phosphites, [H2hpip][Zn2(HPO3)3] (1) and [H2hpip][Zn3(HPO3)4] (2) (hpip = homopiperazine), have been synthesised by adjusting synthetic conditions. Compound 1 displays a 2D layered structure with 8-membered ring apertures, and 2 possesses a (3,4)-connected 3D architecture with intersecting 8- and 12-ring channels.

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Published online 24 February 2015
The Synthesis, Characterisation, Photophysical and Thermal Properties, and Photovoltaic Performance of 7-Coumarinoxy-4-Methyltetrasubstituted Metallophthalocyanines 
Jun-Jie Guo, Shi-Rong Wang, Xiang-Gao Li, Fei Zhang, Yin Xiao and Chong Teng

2(3),9(10),16(17),23(24)-Tetrakis(7-coumarinoxy-4-methyl)-phthalocyaninatozinc(ii) (ZnPc-Coumarin) has a long electron lifetime, indicative of an effective suppression of the back reaction between the injected electrons and the electrolyte, thus resulting in a great open-circuit potential due to a reduced charge recombination rate.

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Published online 24 February 2015
Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Chemically Grafted SiH-Functionalized Tripodal Ti-POSS Complexes in Crosslinked Hyperbranched Poly(siloxysilane) 
Emad H. Aish

The crosslinked hyperbranched poly(siloxysilane)-grafted [{(p-HSiMe2(CH2)2C6H4)(c-C6H11)6Si7O12}Ti(NMe2)] (11), and crosslinked hyperbranched poly(siloxysilane)-grafted [{(HSiMe2(CH2)3)(i-C4H9)6Si7O12}Ti(NMe2)] (12) display high activity, excellent H2O2 efficiency (≥97 %) and epoxide selectivity (≥98 %), and are highly recyclable with retained activity, epoxide selectivity, and H2O2 efficiency in cyclohexene and 1-octene epoxidation with aqueous H2O2.

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Published online 24 February 2015
Various pH-Dependent Copper(ii) Coordination Architectures Constructed from N,N′-Di(3-pyridyl)succinamide and Two Different Dicarboxylates 
Xiu-Li Wang, Fang-Fang Sui, Hong-Yan Lin and Guo-Cheng Liu

Four new 2D copper(ii) metal–organic networks have been hydrothermally synthesized under different pH conditions. The photoluminescence properties, electrochemical behaviour, and photocatalytic activity of complexes 1–4 were studied.

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Published online 24 February 2015
Study of Di- and Polyamines as Activators in the Hot Potash Process for CO2 Capture 
Mamshad Ahmad, Asha Masohan and Shyam S. Sawhney

This is the graphical representation of absorption of CO2 in the Hot Potash Process. An activator is used in this process along with aqueous K2CO3 for CO2 absorption. Rate of absorption is increased with the addition of an activator. All activators are organic amines. This study reports the trial of different amine activators.

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Published online 24 February 2015
N,N-Dialkyl-N′-Chlorosulfonyl Chloroformamidines in Heterocyclic Synthesis. Part XI. Some Substitution Reactions of Pyrazolo[1,5-b][1,2,4,6]thiatriazine 1,1-Dioxides 
Rebecca E. Norman, Michael V. Perkins, Andris J. Liepa and Craig L. Francis

The pyrazolo[1,5-b][1,2,4,6]thiatriazine template possesses four nucleophilic sites, N2, N4, C5, and N7. Alkylation occurred predominantly at N4 and N7. The N-7 alkylation products from α-halo esters underwent pyrazole ring expansion, affording pyrimido[1,6-b][1,2,4,6]thiatriazine derivatives. Bromination and tosylation afforded unstable C5-substituted derivatives. Treatment of N7-benzylated pyrazolo[1,5-b][1,2,4,6]thiatriazines with acid caused extrusion of SO2 affording pyrazolo-guanidines.

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Published online 18 February 2015
Water-Soluble Poly(ε-caprolactone)-Paclitaxel Prodrugs Toward an Efficient Drug Delivery System 
Ji Wang, Huanjiao Sun, Deshan Li, Jie Yuan, Xuefei Zhang and Haoyu Tang

A series of water-soluble P(α-C2CL)-paclitaxel prodrugs with high drug contents (up to 41.4 wt-%) was prepared by esterification. Methyl tetrazolium (MTT) assays showed that P(α-C2CL)-paclitaxel prodrugs exhibited high antitumour effect on A549 and MCF-7 cells. These prodrugs have appeared as a highly versatile and potent platform for cancer therapy.

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Published online 16 February 2015
A Comparison of the Lewis Basicity of Diamidocarbenes and Diaminocarbenes 
Chin-Hung Lai

In this study, the M06-2X DFT functional was used to investigate the efficiencies of various carbenes in inducing hydrogen abstraction in H3B because of formation of a Lewis acid–base pair with H3B. The DFT results indicate that a diamidocarbene is more efficient in reducing the B–H bond energy than a diaminocarbene.

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Published online 12 February 2015
Ketenes from N-(2-Pyridyl)amides 
Carsten Plüg, Hussein Kanaani and Curt Wentrup

Several ketenes have been have been generated by flash vacuum thermolysis of 2-pyridylacetamide derivatives and isolated in Ar matrices for FT-IR spectroscopic characterisation, including methoxycarbonylketene, methoxycarbonyl(methyl)ketene, chloroketene, cyanoketene, diphenylketene, and 2-pyridylketene.

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Published online 11 February 2015
Bi-Nuclear Metal Complexes of 2,6-Bis(1,4,7-triazacyclonon-1-yl-methylene)pyridine with Zinc(II), Copper(II), and Nickel(II) 
Campbell J. Coghlan, Eva M. Campi, Craig M. Forsyth, Roy W. Jackson and Milton T. W. Hearn

The copper(ii), nickel(ii), and zinc(ii) complexes of the 2,6-bis(1,4,7-triazacyclonon-1-ylmethyl)pyridine ligand, Lpyx, are bi-nuclear, with unsymmetrical binding to the two metal centres. These crystal structures illustrate the potential for tailoring this class of ligands to act as artificial receptors for two-point binding to peptide tags, thus widening the scope for purification of recombinant proteins using IMAC procedures.

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Published online 11 February 2015
3D Synthetic Soft Tissue as a Novel Anti-Biofilm Assay for Drug Screening 
Darryl Nguyen

Current standard antibiotic screening protocols lack a reliable in vitro method to assess antimicrobial susceptibility, largely due to lack of comparability with the in vivo environment of microbial biofilm infections. These limitations can be addressed by replicating the in vivo substratum by utilising 3D synthetic soft tissue, a readily synthesised substratum that emulates chronic wound infections.

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Published online 06 February 2015
Recent Advances in the Development of Sigma-1 Receptor Ligands 
Madhura Manohar, Samuel D. Banister, Corinne Beinat, James O'Brien-Brown and Michael Kassiou

Sigma-1 receptor (S1R) is involved in a wide variety of central nervous system (CNS) diseases such as motor disorders, memory deficits, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, pain, and drug addiction. This review focuses on recent developments in the generation of structurally diverse S1R-selective ligands and novel therapeutic candidates targeting S1Rs.

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Published online 05 February 2015
Synthesis and Activity of Putative Small-Molecule Inhibitors of the F-Box Protein SKP2 
Andrew E. Shouksmith, Laura E. Evans, Deborah A. Tweddle, Duncan C. Miller, Elaine Willmore, David R. Newell, Bernard T. Golding and Roger J. Griffin

Efficient syntheses of tetrahydropyran inhibitors of the F-box protein SKP2 have been developed, including both enantiomers of 4-(((3-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-yl)-4-phenylbutyl)amino)methyl)-N,N-dimethylaniline, obtained using Evans’ chiral auxiliaries and which were shown to inhibit p27 degradation enantioselectively in a cell-based assay.

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Published online 05 February 2015
Increasing Rutile Phase Amount in Chromium-Doped Titania by Simple Stirring Approach for Photodegradation of Methylene Blue under Visible Light 
Pei Wen Koh, Leny Yuliati, Hendrik O. Lintang and Siew Ling Lee

The amount of rutile phase in chromium-doped titania photocatalyst was controlled by varying stirring time during a sol–gel synthesis process. The percentage of rutile phase increased from 15.1 % to 28.6 % when the stirring time was prolonged from 0.5 to 1.5 h, leading to enhanced photocatalytic activity in photodegradation of methylene blue.

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Published online 03 February 2015
Regioselective Nitration of m-Xylene Catalyzed by Zeolite Catalyst 
Xiongzi Dong and Xinhua Peng

Nitration with nitric acid and acetic anhydride via acetyl nitrate as nitrating species is efficient with the substrate m-xylene as solvent. Zeolite Hβ with an SiO2/Al2O3 ratio of 500 was found to be the most active of the catalysts tried both in yield and regioselectivity in the nitration of m-xylene.

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Published online 02 February 2015
EXAFS and EPR Studies of the Alkene Oxidation Catalyst Species trans-[CrIII(bpb)(L)2]n+ and CrV Oxidation Products (bpb=N,N?-Bis(2-pyridinecarboxamido)-1,2-benzene) 
Colin L. Weeks, Aviva Levina, Ronald R. Fenton and Peter A. Lay

The complexes trans-[CrIII(bpb)(OH2)2]+ and trans-[CrIII(bpb)(OH2)Cl] (bpb = N,N′-bis(2-pyridinecarboxamido)-1,2-benzene) are catalysts in the oxidation of alkenes and the industrially important coupling reaction of epoxides with CO2. Their structures have been determined for the first time by multiple-scattering analysis of their EXAFS and their oxidized CrV analogues by EPR spectroscopy.

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Published online 02 February 2015
Synthesis, Electrochemical, and Thermal Properties of [3]Ferrocenophane-Containing Chalcone Derivatives 
Haiying Zhao, Xueyou Zhu, Dong Wang, Shufeng Chen and Zhanxi Bian

Two series of [3]ferrocenophane-containing chalcone derivatives have been synthesized and characterized. These compounds exhibited good absorption and electrochemical properties. The thermal behaviours of the prepared compounds were also studied.

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Published online 29 January 2015
Phosphatidylcholine with cis-9,trans-11 and trans-10,cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Isomers: Synthesis and Cytotoxic Studies 
Natalia Niezgoda, Anna Gliszczyńska, Witold Gładkowski, Katarzyna Kempińska, Joanna Wietrzyk and Czesław Wawrzeńczyk

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has anticancer properties, and can be used in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, which has potential use as a lipid prodrug. The results revealed that there are differences in the activity between phosphatidylcholine with cis-9,trans-11 and trans-10,cis-12 CLA acyl groups. Moreover, PC-CLA exhibited lower cytotoxicity against non-cancer cells than free CLA isomers.

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Published online 29 January 2015
A Compact Microcontrolled Microfluidic System for Photometric Determination of Phosphate in Natural Water Samples 
Osmundo Dantas Pessoa-Neto, Tiago Almeida Silva, Vagner Bezerra dos Santos and Orlando Fatibello-Filho

A novel, portable, and environmentally friendly automated method for phosphate determination in natural water samples was developed based on a microsystem based on green tapes coupled to a light-emitting diode (LED)–photometer and multicommutation flow analysis (MCFA).

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Published online 28 January 2015
A Facile Synthesis of Ion Imprinted Mesoporous Silica Adsorbents by a Co-Condensation Pathway and Application in a Fixed-Bed Column Study for Lead Removal 
Yanmin Gao, Zhaoyong Hu, Yan Liu, Zhanchao Liu, Rui Chen, Xiangguo Meng, Mingjia Meng and Chao Zhou

Highly selective lead ion imprinted mesoporous silica adsorbents (PbII-IMS) were prepared through a co-condensation pathway with 3-(γ-aminoethylamino)propyltrimethoxysilane (PbII-IMS-NN) and 3-aminepropyltriethoxysilyl (PbII-IMS-N) as monomers. It was found that the synthesised adsorbents presented a highly ordered mesoporous structure. PbII-IMS-NN showed a higher adsorption capacity and better recognition and binding affinity towards the target lead ions than PbII-IMS-N.

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Published online 28 January 2015
Synthesis of Novel Triazole-Containing Phosphonate Polymers 
Ciarán Dolan, Briar Naysmith, Simon F. R. Hinkley, Ian M. Sims, Margaret A. Brimble, David E. Williams and Jianyong Jin

The main objective of this work was to develop novel phosphonate-containing polymers. Functionalized phosphines are one of the most attractive, yet under researched, classes of ligands that are capable of forming water-soluble transition metal complexes. It is envisaged that further experimentation will show the suitability of these polymers in aiding the aqueous solubility of a variety of metal complexes.

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Published online 27 January 2015
Synthesis and DNA-Binding Studies of a Dinuclear Gadolinium(III)–Platinum(II) Complex 
Jacob M. Fenton, Madleen Busse and Louis M. Rendina

This paper reports the synthesis, characterisation, DNA-binding, and in vitro cytotoxicity of a new dinuclear GdIII–PtII complex (1·PF6).

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Published online 27 January 2015
The Conversion of Levoglucosenone into Isolevoglucosenone 
Xinghua Ma, Natasha Anderson, Lorenzo V. White, Song Bae, Warwick Raverty, Anthony C. Willis and Martin G. Banwell

Levoglucoseone, a compound that will soon be available in tonne quantities through the pyrolysis of waste paper, has been converted over five operationally simple steps into its quasi-enantiomer isolevoglucoseone. The key step involved was a Wharton rearrangement reaction with the requisite and diastereoisomerically related epoxy-ketones being obtained using electrophilic epoxidation techniques.

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Published online 23 January 2015
Synthetic Amino Acids for Applications in Peptide Ligation–Desulfurization Chemistry 
Lara R. Malins and Richard J. Payne

Native chemical ligation followed by desulfurization is a powerful strategy for the chemical synthesis of protein targets. This review focusses on the current synthetic approaches to access amino acid building blocks bearing suitably positioned β-, γ- or δ-thiol ligation auxiliaries that have greatly expanded the scope of the ligation–desulfurization manifold.

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Published online 20 January 2015
Cu(hfac)2 Complexes with Nitronyl Ketones Structurally Mimicking Nitronyl Nitroxides in Breathing Crystals 
Evgeny V. Tretyakov, Galina V. Romanenko, Sergey L. Veber, Matvey V. Fedin, Aleksey V. Polushkin, Anastasia O. Tkacheva and Victor I. Ovcharenko

Breathing crystals based on complexes of Cu(hfac)2 (hfac = hexafluoroacetylacetonate) with nitronyl nitroxides demonstrate a variety of structural rearrangements and accompanying magnetic phenomena. We report on the synthesis of diamagnetic analogues of nitronyl nitroxides that are able to isostructurally substitute the latter in copper-nitroxide systems. Such substitution leads to the disappearance of the rearrangements characteristic of breathing crystals.

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Published online 15 January 2015
An Asymmetric Variant of the Bischler–Möhlau Indole Synthesis 
Nishani Thennakoon, Gurpreet Kaur, Jingjing Wang, Paul G. Plieger and Gareth J. Rowlands

Enantiomerically enriched planar chiral indoles were prepared by an asymmetric variant of the Bischler–Möhlau synthesis. Cinchonine was used as a ‘traceless’ resolving reagent, allowing the formation of readily separable diastereomeric quaternary ammonium salts. These were condensed with several substituted anilines under microwave irradiation; this maximised yield and minimised racemisation.

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Published online 13 January 2015
EBC-316, 325–327, and 345: New Pimarane Diterpenes from Croton insularis Found in the Australian Rainforest 
Lidia A. Maslovskaya, Andrei I. Savchenko, Victoria A. Gordon, Paul W. Reddell, Carly J. Pierce, Peter G. Parsons and Craig M. Williams

Five new pimarane-type diterpenes were isolated from Croton insularis, which grows in the northern Queensland rainforest.

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Published online 07 January 2015
Molecular Docking and Spectroscopic Study on the Interaction of Serum Albumin with Iron(III) Diamine Sarcophagine 
Bahman Vasheghani Farahani, Ghasem Rezanejade Bardajee, Farzaneh Hosseinpour Rajabi and Zari Hooshyar

Interactions of iron(iii) DiAmsar with HSA and BSA are reported. Stern–Volmer quenching constants at different temperatures were calculated using fluorescence quenching. Molecular docking was performed to explore possible binding sites and assess the microenvironment around the bound iron(iii) DiAmsar.

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Published online 05 January 2015
The Interaction between Remote Chiral Centres: A Pseudoracemic Example 
Paul V. Bernhardt, Raymond M. Carman and Tri T. Le

C13R or C13S? The historically important chlorinated derivative shown forms an unusual pseudoracemate via several synthetic routes and the ratio of diastereomers has been investigated.

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Published online 22 December 2014
Three Coordination Polymers Built by Methoxyphenyl Imidazole Dicarboxylate: Solvothermal Syntheses, Crystal Structures, and Properties 
Ming-An Dang, Zi-Feng Li, Ying Liu and Gang Li

Three polymers [Sr(p-H2MOPhIDC)2]n (1) (p-H3MOPhIDC = 2-p-methoxyphenyl-1H-imidazole-4,5-dicarboxylic acid), {[Cd2(p-HMOPhIDC)2(4,4′-bipy)]H2O}n (4,4′-bipy = 4,4′-bipyridine) (2), and [Zn(p-HMOPhIDC)(4,4′-bipy)]n (3) have been synthesized under solvothermal conditions and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The thermal and solid-state photoluminescence properties of the polymers have also been investigated.

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Published online 22 December 2014
Synthesis of Dichotomin A: Use of a Penicillamine-Derived Pseudoproline to Furnish Native Valine Residues 
Michelle S. Y. Wong, Deni Taleski and Katrina A. Jolliffe

The naturally occurring cyclic peptide dichotomin A was synthesized using a penicillamine-derived pseudoproline to enhance the head- to-tail cyclization yield, followed by deprotection and desulfurization to give the native valine residue.

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Published online 22 December 2014
Consequences of Subtle Chiral Effects: From ‘Majority-Rules’ to ‘Minority-Rules’ 
Patrick J. M. Stals, Müge Artar, Pim Vendrig, Anja R. A. Palmans and E. W. Meijer

By mixing closely related chiral molecules, we have shown that in several combinations, the helical preference is governed by the minority compound.

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Published online 22 December 2014
Carbon-Supported Spinel Nanoparticle MnCo2O4 as a Cathode Catalyst towards Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Dual-Chamber Microbial Fuel Cell 
Dengping Hu, Guangyao Zhang, Juan Wang and Qin Zhong

Pt/C is widely used for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). However, its high cost, scarcity, and poisoning sensitivity hinder further commercialization of MFCs. Carbon-supported spinel MnCo2O4 shows comparable ORR catalytic activity to Pt/C. It can be a promising alternative to Pt/C in commercialising MFCs due to its low cost, easy availability, high stability, high efficiency, and low toxicity.

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Published online 22 December 2014
A Straightforward and Practical Approach to Chiral Inducer: (2R,3R)-1,4-Dimethoxy-1,1,4,4-tetraphenylbutane-2,3-diol 
Jin-Sheng Xie, Xiao-Yun Hu, Zi-Xing Shan and Zhong-Qiang Zhou

Chiral inducer (2R,3R)-1,4-dimethoxy-1,1,4,4-tetraphenylbutane-2,3-diol 1 was synthesised based on highly selective 2,3-cyclosulfitation of (2R,3R)-1,1,4,4-tetraphenylbutanetetraol 2. (2R,3R)-2 was reacted with excess thionyl chloride to afford (4R,5R)-4,5-bis(diphenyl- chloromethyl)-1,3,2-dioxathiolane-2-oxide 3, which was sequentially reacted with MeOH to afford (4R,5R)-4,5-bis(methoxy- diphenylmethyl)-1,3,2-di-oxathiolane-2-oxide 4. And finally the thionyl group was removed to give (2R,3R)-1 in excellent yield.

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Published online 09 December 2014
Ethanolic RAFT Dispersion Polymerization of 2-(Naphthalen-2-yloxy)ethyl Methacrylate and 2-Phenoxyethyl Methacrylate with Poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl Methacrylate] Macro-Chain Transfer Agents 
Yiwen Pei, Nadia C. Dharsana and Andrew B. Lowe

The ethanolic reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer dispersion polymerization of two aryloxy methacrylates is described employing a poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate] macro-CTA (chain transfer agent). Though copolymerizations are not well controlled, the formulations do give soft matter nanoparticles exhibiting a range of self-assembled morphologies.

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Published online 08 December 2014
Nitrogen-Containing Ionic Liquids: Biodegradation Studies and Utility in Base-Mediated Reactions 
Leigh Ford, Kai E. O. Ylijoki, M. Teresa Garcia, Robert D. Singer and Peter J. Scammells

Several ILs were prepared in order to study the susceptibility of various cores and substituents to biodegradability using the ‘CO2 headspace’ test (ISO 14593, OECD 310). Several of the ILs contained tertiary amine substituents and were tested as solvents and reagents for several base mediated processes including Suzuki–Miyaura, Sonogashira, Knoevenagel, and Morita–Baylis–Hilman reactions.

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Synthesis of Highly Water-Soluble Adamantyl Phosphoinositide Derivatives 
Mark Gregory, Meng-Xin Yin, Malcolm J. McConville, Eleanor Williams, Alex N. Bullock, Stuart J. Conway, Antony W. Burgess, Bruno Catimel and Andrew B. Holmes

Phosphatidylinositol phosphates are key regulators of cell signalling pathways and membrane trafficking in eukaryotic cells, and there is a need for new chemical probes to further understand how they interact with lipid-binding proteins. Here, the synthesis of phosphatidylinositol phosphate analogues containing adamantyl carboxylic ester groups, in place of the natural lipid side chains, is described.

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Published online 01 December 2014
Modelling of Transition State in Grignard Reaction of Rigid N-(Aryl)imino-Acenapthenone (Ar-BIAO): A Combined Experimental and Computational Study 
Srinivas Anga, Sayak Das Gupta, Supriya Rej, Bhabani S. Mallik and Tarun K. Panda

We present a combined synthetic and computational study on the addition of Grignard reagents RMgBr/RMgI (R = Me, Et) to various sterically rigid N-(aryl)imino-acenapthenone (Ar-BIAO) compounds (Ar = 2,6-iPr2C6H3 (1), 2,6-Me2C6H3 (2), and 2,4,6-Me3C6H2 (3) ligands).

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Host–Guest Inclusion System of Scutellarin with Polyamine-β-Cyclodextrin: Preparation, Characterisation, and Anti-cancer Activity 
Xue Ma, Bo Yang, Yulin Zhao, Hudie Xie and Xiaoshun Gong

The inclusion-complexation behaviour of scutellarin (SCU) with the four polyamine-modified β-cyclodextrins has been investigated in both solution and the solid state. The results showed that the hosts were able to solubilise SCU to higher levels than parent β-CD (9.0 mg mL–1). Besides, the anti-tumour activity of SCU was obviously increased after formation of inclusion complexes.

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Catalytic Olefin Hydroalkoxylation by Nano Particles of Pollucite 
Sara Zamanian and Ali Nemati Kharat

The catalytic hydroalkoxylation reactions of α,β-unsaturated esters, nitriles, and ethers with aliphatic and aromatic alcohols over pollucite as the stable heterogeneous catalyst in different conditions were studied. X-ray diffraction, volumetric nitrogen adsorption surface area analysis, and CO2 temperature-programmed desorption were used for characterizing the prepared pollucite.

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Published online 24 November 2014
A Green Approach for Copper-Free Sonogashira Reaction of Aryl Halides with Phenylacetylene in the Presence of Nano-Pd/Phosphorylated Silica (SDPP/Pd0) 
Nasser Iranpoor, Habib Firouzabadi, Somayeh Motevalli and Khashayar Rajabi

One of the most straightforward methods for the preparation of aryl alkynes and conjugated enynes is the palladium-catalyzed coupling of terminal alkynes with aryl or alkenyl halides called the Sonogashira reaction. In this work, the efficiency of nano Pd(0)/SDPP (silicadiphenyl phosphinite) as a heterogeneous catalyst was examined in the Sonogashira reaction which shows the excellent efficiency, stability, and recyclability of the catalyst with different aryl halides.

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Published online 20 November 2014
Synthesis and Thermal Stability of New Polynitrostilbenes 
Jianping Wei, Fangmei Li, Junhui Xu and Xinhua Peng

In recent years, safe, reliable, and stable explosives at elevated temperatures have attracted much attention. Polynitrostilbenes could be the intermediates of potential energetic explosives. The influence of the amino group and conjugated double bonds on the thermal stability of the polynitrostilbenes was studied.

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Published online 19 November 2014
Accessing Brominated Natural Product Motifs Using Phosphoramidite Catalysis 
Carl Recsei and Christopher S. P. McErlean

Phosphoramidite catalysis is employed for the bromocarbocyclisation, bromoetherification, and bromoallene-forming reaction of linear precursors. This protocol is complementary to existing methodology.

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Control of Gold Nanostructure Morphology by Variation of Temperature and Reagent Ratios in the Turkevich Reaction 
Vivek Poonthiyil, Vladimir B. Golovko and Antony J. Fairbanks

Gold nanosystems of various morphologies such as spheres, polygons, chains, wires, and networks were synthesised by controlling the reaction temperature and reagent ratios in the Turkevich reaction.

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A Simple and Efficient Two-Step Synthesis of 1,2,3-Triiodoarenes via Consecutive C–H Iodination/ipso-Iododecarboxylation Strategy: A Potential Application towards ortho-Diiodoarenes by Regioselective Metal–Iodine Exchange Reaction 
Raed M. Al-Zoubi, Hussein Al-Mughaid and Robert McDonald

A general and efficient method for the conversion of benzoic acids to 1,2,3-triiodoarenes via a two-step synthesis is reported. Commercially available benzoic acids were used which can be performed on multi-gram scales with good yields. A potential application of the target compounds for novel regioselective metal-iodine exchange was also demonstrated.

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Difunctionalized N-Confused Porphyrins: Synthesis, Fluorescence, and Electrochemical Studies 
Sudipta Das, Naresh Balsukuri, Praseetha E. Kesavan and Iti Gupta

The synthesis, fluorescence, and electrochemical studies of cis-A2B2-type and outer N-methyl-type difunctionalized N-confused porphyrins (NCPs) are reported. These NCPs showed blue-shifted emission maxima with smaller Stokes shift values and N-methyl NCP showed easier oxidations when compared with other difunctionalized NCPs.

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Group Position-Dependent Structurally Diverse Coordination Compounds Based on Isomeric Ligands 
Jian Hua Zou, Jian Nan Zhu, Han Jie Cui, Zhong Wang, Da Liang Zhu, He Tian, Fei Fei Zhang, Jing Wang, Qiao Yun Li and Gao Wen Yang

Two pairs of DyIII and PrIII coordination compounds based on isomeric ligands Htzpya and Hpytza were prepared whose structure variations were controlled by the different positions of the carboxylate group. The luminescent properties were investigated at room temperature in the solid state.

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Distinct 3D CdII Coordination Polymers with 1,2-Naphthalenedicarboxylate Regulated by Dipyridyl Co-Ligands with Different Spacers 
Zhuo-Wei Wang, Hui Zhao, Min Hu and Chun-Sen Liu

The construction of two distinct three-dimensional CdII coordination polymers has been successfully achieved based on 1,2-naphthalenedicarboxylate, and their diverse structures can be well regulated by incorporating different dipyridyl co-ligands with C–C or C=C spacers.

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Nickel Oxide Nanoparticle-Assembled Microspheres with a High Rate Capability for Lithium Storage 
Xiujuan Wang, Gaohong Zhai and Hui Wang

The conventional fabrication procedures for hollow structures generally involve using the hydrothermal method. Here, our results provide a novel and general route to prepare hollow NiO microspheres by aging processes only. Moreover, this method could be extended to prepare other hollow metal oxides.

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‘Green' Synthesis of 2-Substituted 6-Hydroxy-[3H]-pyrimidin-4-ones and 4,6-Dichloropyrimidines: Improved Strategies and Mechanistic Study 
Andreas Opitz, Werner Sulger, Ewald Daltrozzo and Rainer Koch

An improved route to 2-substituted 6-hydroxy-[3H]-pyrimidin-4-ones and 4,6-dichloropyrimidines using phosphoryl chloride gives yields up to 86 % on a one mol scale. Computations suggest that the chlorination occurs in an alternating phosphorylation–chlorination manner. The investigated 4,6-dichloropyrimidines form strong complexes with dichlorophosphoric acid but weak complexes with hydrochloric acid.

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Published online 11 November 2014
Sir John Cornforth (‘Kappa’): Some Personal Recollections 
Harold Kroto

An intimate portrait of Sir John (‘Kappa’) Cornforth is presented to give an insight into the delightful multifaceted personality of one of Australia’s truly great people. In particular, it highlights his humanitarian wide-ranging intellectual and humorous character to conflate with his scientific genius and show that he was a Nobel Laureate without any airs or graces.

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Synthesis and Bioevaluation of Novel Oxa-Caged Garcinia Xanthones as Anti-Tumour Agents 
Guangqiang Miao, Junhai Ma, Kan Yang, Zhipeng Huang, Qinlan Gu, Yanjie Wang, Qinglong Guo, Qidong You and Jinxin Wang

We prepared seven novel oxa-caged Garcinia xanthones that were for the first time varied at the C-2 position of B ring and at the C-21/22 or C-23 position of the prenyl group in the caged scaffold. Their bioactivities against cancer cell lines were reported. Their structure–activity relationships were also discussed.

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A Novel Electrochemiluminescence Sensor for Sensitive Determination of Carbaryl Based on Solid Phase Microextraction at NH2–Graphene–Nafion Modified Electrode 
Sui Wang, Shasha Lv, Wenwen Wu and Zhiyong Guo

Electrochemiluminescence detection and solid phase microextraction using a NH2–graphene–Nafion modified glassy carbon electrode was developed for carbaryl with a linearity range of 5 × 10–4 to 10 μg mL–1 and a detection limit of 2 × 10–4 μg mL–1, which shows good reproducibility, stability, and precision.

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Fabrication of High Efficiency Dye-Sensitised Solar Cell with Zirconia-Doped TiO2 Nanoparticle and Nanowire Composite Photoanode Film 
D. Maheswari and P. Venkatachalam

Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) were fabricated using zirconia-doped TiO2 nanoparticle and nanowire composite photoanode sensitised with coumarin NKX-2700 dye and quasi-solid state electrolyte sandwiched together with cobalt sulfide-coated counter electrode and Hafnium oxide (HfO2) as a blocking layer. Enhanced efficiency (η) of 9.93 % was obtained.

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Facilitating Biomimetic Syntheses of Borrerine Derived Alkaloids by Means of Flow-Chemical Methods 
Sonja B. Kamptmann and Steven V. Ley

Flow chemistry, although now commonly used for general synthetic chemistry, has not been applied extensively in a biomimetic fashion. Here we show how the flow syntheses of borrerine derived alkaloids can use these principles to obtain complex architectures in a single step.

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Selective Solvent Extraction of Silver(I) by Tris-Pyridyl Tripodal Ligands and X-Ray Structure of a Silver(I) Coordination Polymer Incorporating One Such Ligand 
David. J. Bray, Jack K. Clegg, Marco Wenzel, Kerstin Gloe, John C. McMurtrie, Katrina A. Jolliffe, Karsten Gloe and Leonard F. Lindoy

Three flexible tris-pyridyl donor tripodal ligands are shown to exhibit extraction selectivity for silver(i) in competition with six other (industrially important) transition and post-transition metal ions. Further, it has been demonstrated by X-ray crystallography that in one case an unusual ligand-linked two-dimensional coordination polymer is generated.

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Preparation of Metal-Free Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Via Direct Electrochemical Exfoliation of Graphite in Ammonium Nitrate 
Richard Gondosiswanto, Xunyu Lu and Chuan Zhao

Metal-free nitrogen-doped graphene can be easily prepared by direct electrochemical exfoliation of graphite in aqueous ammonium nitrate electrolytes for use as catalysts for oxygen reduction reactions.

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Investigation of the Rotational Isomerism of Quinapril and Quinaprilat by UPLC–DAD and Elucidation of the Conformational Equilibrium by NMR 
Maha Dendeni, Nicolas Cimetiere, Isabelle Soutrel, Jean Paul Guegan, Najib Ben Hamida and Abdeltif Amrane

Quinapril and quinaprilat are two angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors characterized by a band broadening and a peak splitting when analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography. These observations, attributed to the existence of a conformational s-ciss-trans equilibrium, established by the rotation around the peptide bond of both products, were examined by NMR and ultra-performance liquid chromatography–diode array detector.

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Novel Tri-Cholesteryl Derivatives-Based Low Molecular Mass Organic Gelators with Multi-Stimuli Responsive Properties 
Min Xue, Chunmeng Yu, Gang Wang, Hang Yu and Yu Fang

Two novel tri-cholesteryl derivatives gel several liquids at room temperature. One of the gels, 1/cyclohexane, possesses multi-stimuli responsive properties and shows super smart and reversible thixotropic property. These findings suggest that there is a big potential for developing tri-cholesteryl derivatives into extraordinary low molecular mass gelators.

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Square-Wave Voltammetric Determination of Nanomolar Levels of Linuron in Environmental Water Samples Using a Glassy Carbon Electrode Modified with Platinum Nanoparticles within a Dihexadecyl Phosphate Film 
Paola D. Marreto, Aline B. Trench, Fernando C. Vicentini, Luiz C. S. Figueiredo-Filho, Roberta A. Medeiros, Ernesto. C. Pereira and Orlando Fatibello-Filho

A new sensitive method for linuron determination using a glassy carbon electrode modified with platinum nanoparticles within a dihexadecyl phosphate film (PtNPs-DHP/GCE) and square-wave voltammetry was proposed.

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Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of a Series of Ag/ZnO Nanocomposites and Evaluation of Their Photocatalytic Activities under Multi-Mode Photodegradation 
Li Li, Xiandan Huang, Yu Gao, Wenzhi Zhang, Xiuli Zhang and Xi Chen

A series of nanocomposites Ag/ZnO were prepared under different microwave power irradiation which combined with sedimentation, of which ZnO precursor particles were assembled as the characteristic of the cubic lattice of metallic silver. The different microwave power irradiation has an effect on the shapes, physical chemistry properties, and photocatalytic activities of Ag/ZnO.

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Published online 21 October 2014
Cationic Charged Polymer Vesicles from Amphiphilic PEI-g-PSSA-g-PEI as Potential Gene Delivery Vehicles 
Liandong Feng, Xinyu Hu, Aming Xie, Hao Yu, Yangyang Liu, Jianfa Zhang and Wei Dong

Polymer vesicles have attracted extensive interest for a variety of biomedical applications. To our knowledge, few reports focus on polymer vesicles for gene delivery. A novel library of cationic polymer vesicles with tunable hydrophobicity is evaluated as efficient and low-cytotoxicity gene vectors.

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Solvatomorphism and Electronic Communication in FeIII N,N-Bis(salicylidene)-1,3-propanediamine Dimers 
Jitnapa Sirirak, David J. Harding, Phimphaka Harding, Lujia Liu and Shane G. Telfer

Two solvatomorphs of [(salpn)Fe(μ2-salpn)Fe(salpn)]·nMeOH (H2salpn = N,N′-bis(salicylidene)-1,3-propanediamine, n = 0.5MeOH (1) and MeOH (2)) are prepared. Structural analysis reveals different packing motifs in the structures resulting in an increased number of layers in 1. Electrochemical studies unexpectedly show weak electronic communication between the FeIII centres in these dimers.

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Published online 21 October 2014
Ionic Liquid-Promoted Synthesis and Cholinesterase Inhibitory Activity of Highly Functionalized Spiropyrrolidines 
Raju Suresh Kumar, Abdulrahman I. Almansour, Natarajan Arumugam, Alireza Basiri, Yalda Kia and Raju Ranjith Kumar

A library of novel, highly functionalized spiropyrrolidines has been synthesized stereoselectively for the first time in ionic liquid medium employing [3+2] cycloaddition of a series of 2-arylmethylidene-5,6-dimethoxy-2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-1-ones with an unexplored azomethine ylide derived from acenaphthenequinone or isatin and tryptophan. These compounds were evaluated in vitro for their acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) inhibitory activities.

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Design and Synthesis of Piperazine-Based Task-Specific Ionic Liquids for Liquid–Liquid Extraction of CuII, NiII, and CoII from Water 
Weiyuan Xu, Liang Wang, Jianying Huang, Gerui Ren, Dandan Xu and Haihe Tong

The novel task-specific ionic liquids (TSILs) introducing piperazine substructures were synthesized via a simple four-step process starting from available materials. TSILs can efficiently remove Cu2+, Ni2+, and Co2+ from water in mild acid solutions. The thermodynamics indicated that the extraction process was exothermic and spontaneous in nature.

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ZnII Complexes Based on Hybrid N-Pyrazole, N′-imine Ligands: Synthesis, X-Ray Crystal Structure, NMR Characterisation, and 3D Supramolecular Properties 
Miguel Guerrero, Lourdes Rivas, Teresa Calvet, Mercè Font-Bardia and Josefina Pons

We present new ligands N-[3-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)propylidene]ethylamine (L1) and N-[3-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)propylidene]propylamine (L2) and their reactivity towards ZnII. Complete characterisation of compounds [ZnCl2(L)] (L = L1 (1) and L2 (2)) by analytical and spectroscopic methods and the resolution of structures by single X-ray diffraction are presented. The three-dimensional supramolecular structure through different intra- and intermolecular contacts is also studied.

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Synthesis and Structure of a Novel Substituted Benzothiazolyl-N-phenyl-2-pyridinecarbothioamide; Kinetics of Formation and Electrochemistry of Two of its Palladium Pincer Complexes 
Mark A.W. Lawrence, Yvette A. Jackson, Willem H. Mulder, Per Martin Björemark and Mikael Håkansson

The synthesis of bis-N-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)pyridine-2,6-dicarbothioamide, 6-(4,7-dimethoxy-2-benzothiazolyl)-N-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-2-pyridinecarbothioamide, and the pincer palladium(ii) chloride, and acetate coordination compounds of the latter species are reported. The electrochemical properties, stability constants for the palladium complex formations, the kinetics of formation and the associated thermodynamic parameters are also presented, and the efficacy of the pincer system in the Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling reaction is explored.

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Published online 06 October 2014
Structures and Photoluminescence Properties of Four Cadmium(ii) Coordination Polymers Synthesized by Rigid Ligands and N-Donor Ligands 
Qing-Guo Meng, Lin-Tong Wang, Ji-Tao Lu, Xin Wang, Wei Lu and Zi-Yu Song

Four metal–organic coordination polymers have been solvothermally synthesized and characterized based on rigid ligands and N-donor ligands.

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Structural Diversity and Fluorescence Regulation of Three ZnII Coordination Polymers Assembled from Mixed Ligands Tectons 
Ling-Yun Xin, Guang-Zhen Liu, Lu-Fang Ma, Xue Zhang and Li-Ya Wang

The mixed-ligand strategy involving 1,2-phenylenediacetic acid and various nitrogen-rich co-ligands produce three new Zn coordination polymers, which display a vast diversity of structures from two-dimensional (2D) stepwise grids, 2D double layers to three-dimensional (3D)→3D 4-fold interpenetrating diamondoid networks and various ligand-based fluorescence emissions.

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Volume 68 Number 3 2015
RESEARCH FRONT: Dedication to Richard Langler

 
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Richard (Rick) Francis Langler Memorial Issue 
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Stephanie MacQuarrie and Russell J. Boyd
pp. 349-350

This issue of the Journal is a tribute to the life and work of Professor Richard (Rick) Francis Langler, who was a dedicated and inspirational teacher. Papers for this issue have been contributed by many of Rick’s former students, colleagues, and friends from all over the world.

 
 

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Zwitterionic CS2 Adducts of Bis(dialkylphosphino)amines: Syntheses, Spectroscopy, and Structures 
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Diane A. Dickie , Raymond P. Ulibarri-Sanchez and Richard A. Kemp
pp. 351-356

Bis(diisopropylphosphino)amine and bis(di-t-butylphosphino)amine form adducts with carbon disulfide that are not labile in solution. The formal charges of the zwitterion are delocalized across the S–C–S and P–N–P moieties.

 
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Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Activity of a Series of Aluminium–Amidate Complexes 
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Kevin P. Yeagle , Darryl Hester , Nicholas A. Piro , William G. Dougherty , W. Scott Kassel and Christopher R. Graves
pp. 357-365

Aluminium–amidate complexes have been prepared in multiple ligand-to-metal stoichiometries. The complexes have been characterized structurally and spectroscopically. The Al–amidate complexes were applicable pre-catalysts for both the MPV (Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley) reduction of carbonyls and the Oppenauer oxidation of alcohols.

 
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Synthesis, Characterisation, and Antifungal Activities of Novel Benzodiazaborines 
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Jiyoung Yang , Brandon J. Johnson , Allan A. Letourneau , Christopher M. Vogels , Andreas Decken , Felix J. Baerlocher and Stephen A. Westcott
pp. 366-372

The synthesis, characterisation, and antifungal activities against five species of potentially pathogenic fungi are described within.

 
  
 

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Synthesis of Sterically Demanding Bis(phosphinimine) Dibenzofuran Ligands and Subsequent Zinc Metalation 
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Matthew T. Zamora , Saif M. Zahir , Kevin R. D. Johnson , Clay J. Barnson , Craig A. Wheaton , Mikko M. Hänninen and Paul G. Hayes
pp. 373-384

Cationic bis(phosphinimine)dibenzofuran-supported zinc complexes [LnZnIIEt][BArF4] were generated through reaction of cationic protonated ligands and [ZnEt2] via an alkane elimination pathway. The ligands provide unique steric environments to potentially prevent transesterification processes during lactide polymerization catalysis.

 
  
 

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Serine and Cysteine π-Interactions in Nature: A Comparison of the Frequency, Structure, and Stability of Contacts Involving Oxygen and Sulfur 
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Hanzala B. Hussain , Katie A. Wilson and Stacey D. Wetmore
pp. 385-395

Serine (X = O) and cysteine (X = S) X–H···π or X···π interactions were identified and characterized in over 100 high-resolution X-ray crystal structures of DNA–protein complexes found in nature. Although few contacts were identified with DNA nucleobase π-systems, many interactions involve the aromatic amino acids, thus adding to the list of π-contacts that must be considered when analyzing the binding patterns and/or stability of biological macromolecules.

 
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Generation of a Highly Stable Reusable Biocatalyst by Entrapment of an Oligomeric Enzyme in Ultra-Large-Pore Mesoporous Silica 
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Christopher B. J. MacDonald , Matthew F. Tobin , Anna E. Morrison , Mary E. Tait , Godwin B. D’Cunha and Stephanie L. MacQuarrie
pp. 396-400

Phenylalanine ammonia lyase entrapped in ultra-large-pore mesoporous silica generates a recyclable, separable biocatalyst. The entrapped materials showed excellent stabilization, even after significant exposure to prolonged heating and extremely high catalytic activity in the deamination of l-phenylalanine to trans-cinnamic acid in aqueous solution.

 
 

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Asymmetric Remote C–H Functionalization: Use of Internal Olefins in Tandem Hydrometallation–Isomerization–Asymmetric Conjugate Addition Sequences 
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Laura Mola , Mireia Sidera and Stephen P. Fletcher
pp. 401-403

Hydrometallation of internal olefins with the Schwartz reagent gives the least hindered alkyl-zirconocene after thermal (60°C in THF) isomerization. After switching the solvent from THF to dichloromethane, the alkyl-zirconocenes can be used in copper-catalyzed asymmetric conjugate additions.

 
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Friedel–Crafts Chemistry. Part 43. A Convergent Construction of Some New Bridged Aza-Bicyclic Analogues of Azocine, Azonine, and Azecine via Friedel–Crafts Ring Closures 
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Hassan A. K. Abd El-Aal , Ali A. Khalaf and Ahmed M. A. El-Khawaga
pp. 404-415

Expedient methods for the synthesis of hitherto unrecorded fused bridged azatetracyclic azocines, azonines, and azecines via Friedel–Crafts cyclialkylations and cycliacylations of suitable synthesized tertiary alcohols and carboxylic acids are described.

 
  
 

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Construction of CuII Cluster-Based Magnetic Metal–Organic Framework Derived from a V-Shaped Aromatic Dicarboxylate Ligand 
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Yong-Qiang Chen , Yuan Tian and Jun Li
pp. 416-419

A new three-dimensional Cu8-based magnetic metal–organic framework (MMOF) with a bcu topology net has been successfully obtained. Moreover, magnetic investigation of this complex suggests anti-ferromagnetic couplings between metal centres.

 
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The Influence of Water and Metal Salt on the Transport and Structural Properties of 1-Octyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride 
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Nicolas Goujon , Nolene Byrne , Tiffany R. Walsh and Maria Forsyth
pp. 420-425

We show the influence that two metal salts, zinc chloride and magnesium chloride, have on the transport properties of the nanostructured 1-methyl-3-octylimidazolium chloride, OMImCl, at varying water concentrations. The impact the metal salts have on the transport properties is directly related to their water structuring or destructing capabilities.

 
  
 

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Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Investigation of New Self-Assembled Films Based on Prussian Blue and a Terpyridyl RuII Complex 
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Qiu-Ying Huang , Si-Yuan Kang , Hao Lin and Ke-Zhi Wang
pp. 426-432

A new hybrid multilayer film containing Prussian blue and a bis-terpyridyl RuII complex was uniformly fabricated, which exhibited a significant cathodic photocurrent density of 7.72 μA cm–2 for an 11-layer film, and three quasi-reversible redox couples associated with these two film-forming components.

 
  
 

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Two CoII Compounds Showing Interesting Magnetic Properties Modulated by Supramolecular Interactions 
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Xiao-Min Zhang , Li-Na Meng , Jian-Qiang Li , Xue-Feng Feng , Ming-Biao Luo and Feng Luo
pp. 433-440

Here two novel 3D frameworks are presented. Their magneto-structure is very similar; however, due to the distinct 2D structure and supramolecular interactions, different magnetic properties are observed in 1 and 2, such as spin-canting behaviour v. antiferromagnetic magnetic ordering.

 
  
 

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Determination of Trace Arsenic Content in Commercial Crispbread by Hydride Generation Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry 
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Maja Welna
pp. 441-446

This paper describes the selection, optimization, and application of sample treatment for the determination of total As in various crispbreads by hydride generation inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (HG–ICP–OES). A simple and dependable method, i.e. without the need of previous sample total acidic digestion was proposed.

 
  
 

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Plasma-Fabricated Surface Plasmon Resonance Chip for Biosensing 
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Ram P. Gandhiraman , Gowri Manickam , Laura Kerr , Chandra K. Dixit , Colin Doyle , David E. Williams and Stephen Daniels
pp. 447-452

Metal nanostructures encapsulated by plasma-polymerized aminosilane film for biomolecular detection using surface plasmon resonance.

 
  
 

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An Exploration of Organocatalyst 1,4-Diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane in the Direct Regioselective and Chemoselective γ-Addition of β-Keto Amide on Isatin to Afford Structurally Diverse Molecular Frameworks 
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Pramod B. Thakur and Harshadas M. Meshram
pp. 453-460

DABCO promoted efficient protocol is described for the regioselective and chemoselective γ-addition of β-keto amides on isatins to afford γ-(3-hydroxy-2-oxindole)-β-keto amide framework under metal-free condition. The developed method is environmentally benign in nature and applicable for variety of isatins as well as β-keto amides to provide new 3-hydroxy-2-oxindoles from readily available starting materials.

 
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2-Cyanobenzoic Acids: Tautomeric Equilibria Study 
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Dacio Adhemar Iglesias , Danila Luján Ruiz and Patricia Ercilia Allegretti
pp. 461-470

The understanding of the nature of tautomeric equilibria is relevant to the study of processes of both organic chemistry and biochemistry. In the present work, a study of ring–chain tautomerism in 2-cyanobenzoic acids was carried out by means of mass spectrometry.

 
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Investigation of the Photodegradation of Reactive Blue 19 on P-25 Titanium Dioxide: Effect of Experimental Parameters 
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Faridah Abu Bakar , Jan-Yves Ruzicka , Ida Nuramdhani , Bryce E. Williamson , Meike Holzenkaempfer and Vladimir B. Golovko
pp. 471-480

The use of reactive dyes has grown rapidly; however, ~20–50 % of these dyes are being discarded as coloured effluent. In this paper, systematic investigation of the effects of a wide range of reaction parameters on the catalytic photodegradation of the industrial dye Reactive Blue 19 (RB19) by titanium dioxide is reported.

 
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Chitosan–Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Combined with Dispersive Liquid–Liquid Microextraction for the Determination of BTEX in Water Samples 
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Mostafa Khajeh , Leyla Azarsa and Mansoureh Rakhshanipour
pp. 481-487

The effects of exposure to BTEX comprise change in the liver and harmful influences on the kidneys, lungs, heart and nervous system. A special attention is focussed on the methods that are characterized by a considerable reduction or complete elimination of organic solvents. Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction method is simple, efficient and fast.

 
  
 

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Dinuclear Lanthanide–Carboxylate Compounds: Field-Induced Slow Relaxation of Magnetization for Dysprosium(III) Analogue 
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Yi-Lei Li , Qing-Yan Liu , Cai-Ming Liu , Yu-Ling Wang and Ling Chen
pp. 488-492

Three chiral dinuclear lanthanide–carboxylate compounds with the chiral ligand of (S)-(+)-2-(6-methoxy-2-naphthyl)propionate have been synthesized and structurally and magnetically characterized. The Dy-based compound exhibits slow magnetization relaxation with an energy barrier of 17.24(2) K.

 
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Lanthanide-Based Polymers with Charged Ligand Backbones: Triple-Stranded Chain Structures and their DNA Cleavage Studies 
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Ming Chen , Xiao-Yan Tang , Ming-Zhen Chen , Jin-Xiang Chen and Wen-Hua Chen
pp. 493-499

Four rare-earth metal complexes with one-dimensional chain structures are synthesised. All complexes can efficiently cleave DNA in the presence of H2O2, most probably via an oxidative cleavage mechanism. The high cleaving activities may be ascribed to the combinative effects of their polynuclear structures, trivalent lanthanide ions and quaternised moieties.

 
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Regioselective Dye-Induced Photocleavage of Epoxides as an Alternative Mild Synthetic Route to a Targeted Alcohol Functionality 
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Anthony A. Provatas , Gary A. Epling , James D. Stuart and Aliaksandr Yeudakimau
pp. 500-504

The regioselective cleavage of epoxides under visible light leading to ring opening and formation of the corresponding alcohol in excellent yields is reported in this study as an alternative mild synthetic approach.

 
  
 

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Synthesis and Physical Properties of Hyperbranched Polymers Containing Twisted Acenes 
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Xuemin Zhang , Hongtao Song , Jinchong Xiao , Tiejun Ren , Sujuan Wang , Zhenying Liu , Xinwu Ba and Yonggang Wu
pp. 505-512

Novel hyperbranched co-polymers HP1–HP4 with twisted acene units and truxene groups have been synthesised through Suzuki coupling reaction and characterised. The polymers show blue light emission in organic solvents and thin films, as well as high stability, which might be utilised as potential candidates for organic electronic materials.

 
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A Metal-Free and Ionic Liquid-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Bromination in Water 
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Jian Wang , Shu-Bin Chen , Shu-Guang Wang and Jing-Hua Li
pp. 513-517

A metal-free aerobic oxidative bromination of aromatic compounds in water has been developed.

 
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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    CH14725  Accepted 10 March 2015
    Perspective view of Metal Organic Frameworks and other existing materials as a drug delivery carrier
    Nawsad KABIR, Chizoba Ezugwu, Francis Verpoort
    Abstract


    CH15028  Accepted 20 March 2015
    N,N-Dialkyl-N’-Chlorosulfonyl Chloroformamidines in Heterocyclic Synthesis. Part XII.* Synthesis and Reactivity of the Pyrazolo[3,4 e][1,2,4]thiadiazine Ring System
    Rebecca Norman, Michael Perkins, Andy Liepa, Craig Francis
    Abstract


    CH14733  Accepted 19 March 2015
    Synthesis of Co1Cu2(BHTC)2 and its application in adsorption desulfurization
    Qiming Li, Fang Li
    Abstract


    CH15047  Accepted 17 March 2015
    Kinetic method analysis of the effect of cis- and trans-hydroxylation on the proton affinity of proline
    Vinod Kanchi, Joong-Won Shin
    Abstract


    CH14736  Accepted 16 March 2015
    Solvent-Dependent Non-Linear Optical Properties of 5, 5’-disubstituted-2, 2’-bipyridine Complexes of Ruthenium (II): A Quantum Chemical Perspective
    Muhammad Ramzan Saeed Ashraf Janjua, Saba Jamil, Asif Mahmood, Atifa Zafar, Muhammad Haroon, Haq Nawaz Bhatti
    Abstract


    CH14720  Accepted 17 March 2015
    Tetracarboxyl-functionalized ionic liquid’s synthesis and catalytic properties
    Miaona Feng, Guoying Zhao, Hongling Gao, Suojiang Zhang
    Abstract


    CH14672  Accepted 17 March 2015
    Tailoring of Morphology and Optical Properties of Bishydrazone Capped ZnSe Nanorods
    S. Sasi Florence, Mahalingam Umadevi, Rita John, D Arockiasamy
    Abstract


    CH14722  Accepted 14 March 2015
    Synthesis, characterization and nanocatalysis application of core-shell superparamagnetic nanoparticles of Fe3O4@Pd
    Ariel Cappelletti, Paula Uberman, Sandra Martin, Martin Saleta, Horacio Troiani, Rodolfo Sánchez, Raúl Carbonio, Miriam Strumia
    Abstract


    CH15066  Accepted 12 March 2015
    A carbon nanodots based fluorescent turn-on probe for iodide
    Qi Wang, Yuehuan Wu
    Abstract


    CH15026  Accepted 12 March 2015
    Synthesis and properties of novel BODIPY-tethered triphenylamine conjugates
    Yu Wang, Junxu Liao, Bang Wang, Hong Chen, Hongbin Zhao, Min Peng, Su Fan
    Abstract


    CH15002  Accepted 09 March 2015
    Crystal structure studies towards the synthesis and applications of NHC-metal complexes derived from [2.2]paracyclophane
    Wenzeng Duan, Yudao Ma, Yanmin Huo, Qingxia Yao
    Abstract


    CH15014  Accepted 05 March 2015
    A General Method toward Efficient Synthesis and Fluorescence Tuning of Carbon-Black-Derived Carbon Dots via Controlled Liquid Oxidization
    Haoran Yuan, Denian Li, Yan Liu, Chuanxi Xiong
    Abstract


    CH14715  Accepted 04 March 2015
    Saturated N,X-Heterocyclic Carbenes (X = N, O, S, P, Si, C, and B): Stability, Nucleophilicity, and Basicity
    Zahra Azizi, Mehdi Ghambarian, Mohammad Rezaei, Mohammad Ghashghaee
    Abstract


    CH15068  Accepted 04 March 2015
    Synthesis, Structure and Catalytic Epoxidation Property of a New Phenolato and μ1,1,3-Azido Co-Bridged Polynuclear Manganese(III) Complex Derived from N,N’-Bis(5-methylsalicylidene)ethane-1,2-diamine
    Ning Wang
    Abstract


    CH15100  Accepted 03 March 2015
    Sir John Cornforth Memorial Issue
    Curt Wentrup
    Abstract


    CH15062  Accepted 01 March 2015
    Simultaneous Observation of Triplet and Singlet Cyclopentane-1,3-diyl Diradicals in the Intersystem Crossing Process
    Takemi Mizuno, Manabu Abe, Noriaki Ikeda
    Abstract


    CH14680  Accepted 20 February 2015
    Triethylenetetramine-modified P123-occluded Zr-SBA-15 molecular sieve for CO2 adsorption
    Fan-Ming Yang, Ying Liu, Lang Chen, Chak-Tong Au, Shuang-Feng Yin
    Abstract


    CH14708  Accepted 09 February 2015
    Synthesis, absorption and fluorescence studies of coumaryl labelled amino acids/dipeptides linked via triazole ring
    Santosh Kumari, Sunita Joshi, S. M. Abdul Shakoor, Devesh Agarwal, Siva Panda, Debi Pant, Rajeev Sakhuja
    Abstract


    CH14712  Accepted 27 January 2015
    Diethylaluminium Azide: a Versatile Reagent in Organic Synthesis
    Serena Monticelli, Vittorio Pace
    Abstract


    CH14484  Accepted 16 January 2015
    Ligand Constraints and Synthesis of Metal-Organic Polyhedra
    Harsh Vardhan, Francis Verpoort
    Abstract


    CH14642  Accepted 13 January 2015
    Facile Refluxing Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles
    Pakvipar Chaopanich, Punnama Siriphannon
    Abstract


    CH14670  Accepted 13 January 2015
    Preparation of Uniform Poly (Acrylamide-DVB) Microspheres in a Low Toxicity Solvent by Dispersion Polymerization
    Jie He, Xiang'an Yue, Yu Sun, Xuegang Feng, Xin Tan
    Abstract


    CH14639  Accepted 17 December 2014
    Aromatic Schiff bases multiply substituted with terminal ethynyl groups: potential building blocks for conjugated polymers and oligomers
    Sabina Stahlova, Jan Sedlacek, Jan Svoboda, Miroslav Polasek, Jiri Zednik
    Abstract


    CH14700  Accepted 17 December 2014
    Hybrid Pyrazolyl-1,2,3-Triazolyl Tripodal Tetraamine Ligands: Click Synthesis and Cobalt(III) Complexes.
    John Cubanski, Matthew Reish, Alan Blackman, Peter Steel, Keith Gordon, David McMorran, James Crowley
    Abstract


    CH14501  Accepted 11 December 2014
    Synthesis and characterization of Sm(III) and Eu(III) coordination compounds of 3-(2-pyridyl)-1-pyrazolyl acetic acid
    Jian Hua Zou, Qiao Liu, Jia Fang Dong, Meng Jie Cao, Qian Qian Wu, Qiu Yan Yue, Qiao Yun Li, Gao Wen Yang
    Abstract


    CH14600  Accepted 05 October 2014
    Reflections on the Life and Works of Sir John W. ("Kappa") Cornforth
    Damon Ridley
    Abstract


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1. Published 13 March 2014
Azides – Diazonium Ions – Triazenes: Versatile Nitrogen-rich Functional Groups

Dominik K. Kölmel, Nicole Jung and Stefan Bräse

2. Published 7 April 2014
Synthesis and Phase Transfer of Monodisperse Iron Oxide (Fe3O4) Nanocubes

Melissa R. Dewi, William M. Skinner and Thomas Nann

3. Published 16 June 2014
Fungal Metabolites as Pharmaceuticals

Andrew M. Beekman and Russell A. Barrow

4. Published 12 May 2014
Minimalist Approaches to Protein Labelling: Getting the Most Fluorescent Bang for Your Steric Buck

Lee C. Speight, Moumita Samanta and E. James Petersson

5. Published 16 June 2014
Novel and Simple Synthesis of Brominated 1,10-Phenanthrolines

Drahomír Výprachtický, Dana Kaňková, Veronika Pokorná, Ivan Kmínek, Vagif Dzhabarov and Věra Cimrová

6. Published 17 July 2014
Capture and Fixation of CO2 Promoted by Guanidine Derivatives

Shuai Zhang and Liang-Nian He

7. Published 19 January 2015
Bioisosteric Fluorine in the Clandestine Design of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Shane M. Wilkinson, Samuel D. Banister and Michael Kassiou

8. Published 12 May 2014
Quantum Coherence and its Impact on Biomimetic Light-Harvesting

Alistair J. Laos, Paul M. G. Curmi and Pall Thordarson

9. Published 10 October 2014
Predicting pKa in Implicit Solvents: Current Status and Future Directions

Junming Ho

10. Published 13 March 2014
Gold Catalysis: Biarylphosphine Ligands as Key for the Synthesis of Dihydroisocoumarins

A. Stephen K. Hashmi, Benjamin Bechem, Annette Loos, Melissa Hamzic, Frank Rominger and Hassan Rabaa

11. Published 13 March 2014
B-Methyl Amine Borane Derivatives: Synthesis, Characterization, and Hydrogen Release

Patrick G. Campbell, Jacob S. A. Ishibashi, Lev N. Zakharov and Shih-Yuan Liu

12. Published 2 September 2014
Acanthocyclamine A From the Indonesian Marine Sponge Acanthostrongylophora ingens

Ariyanti S. Dewi, Tri A. Hadi, Nurrahmi D. Fajarningsih, Joanne T. Blanchfield, Paul V. Bernhardt and Mary J. Garson

13. Published 13 March 2014
Synthesis of Fluorinated Aromatic Compounds by One-Pot Benzyne Generation and Nucleophilic Fluorination

Takashi Ikawa, Shigeaki Masuda, Tsuyoshi Nishiyama, Akira Takagi and Shuji Akai

14. Published 2 September 2014
Flash (Vacuum) Pyrolysis Apparatus and Methods

Curt Wentrup

15. Published 6 November 2014
Protein Immobilization in Metal–Organic Frameworks by Covalent Binding

Xuan Wang, Trevor A. Makal and Hong-Cai Zhou

16. Published 16 June 2014
Mesoporous Carbon-supported Cu/ZnO for Methanol Synthesis from Carbon Dioxide

Huamei Duan, Yunxia Yang, Ranjeet Singh, Ken Chiang, Steven Wang, Penny Xiao, Jim Patel, David Danaci, Nick Burke, Yuchun Zhai and Paul A. Webley

17. Published 7 April 2014
Peptide-Based Star Polymers as Potential siRNA Carriers

Shu Jie Lam, Adrian Sulistio, Katharina Ladewig, Edgar H. H. Wong, Anton Blencowe and Greg G. Qiao

18. Published 5 December 2014
The H.G. Smith Award Article: Fluorescent Analogues of NAMI-A: Synthesis, Characterisation, Fluorescent Properties, and Preliminary Biological Studies in Human Lung Cancer Cells

Sumy Antony, Jonathan C. Morris, Toby D. M. Bell, Tracey Brown, Leone Spiccia and Hugh H. Harris

19. Published 12 May 2014
Colorimetric Detection of Trace Arsenic(III) in Aqueous Solution Using Arsenic Aptamer and Gold Nanoparticles

Minglei Yu

20. Published 10 October 2014
Efficient Synthesis of 2-Imidazolines in the Presence of Molecular Iodine Under Ultrasound Irradiation

Guo-Feng Chen, Hong-Yang Li, Nan Xiao, Bao-Hua Chen, Ya-Li Song, Ji-Tai Li and Zhi-Wei Li


      
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