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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

Co-Editors-in-Chief: George Koutsantonis and John Wade

 
 
 

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Published online 29 April 2016
Loading of a Phenanthroline-Based Platinum(ii) Complex onto the Surface of a Carbon Nanotube via π–π Stacking 
Stephanie A. Houston, Natarajan S. Venkataramanan, Ambigapathy Suvitha and Nial J. Wheate

The anticancer metal complex [(1,10-phenanthroline)(1S,2S-diaminocyclohexane)platinum(ii)]2+ forms a supramolecular complex with multi-walled carbon nanotubes through π–π stacking.

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Published online 28 April 2016
3D Ln–Organic Frameworks Featuring Lantern-Shaped Dihelicate Chains: Synthesis and Magnetic and Photophysical Properties 
Shengyun Liao, Peiyao Du, Yanping Zhang, Xin Fu, Wen Gu and Xin Liu

A series of novel 3D Ln–organic frameworks ([Ln(tia)(C2O4)0.5(H2O)]) with excellent magnetic and luminescent properties have been designed and synthesised.

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Published online 28 April 2016
Double-Headed Nucleotides: Building Blocks for New Nucleic Acid Architectures 
Pawan K. Sharma, Pawan Kumar and Poul Nielsen

Double-headed nucleotides are designed for using the recognition potential of the additional nucleobases in various nucleic acid constructs. Presented here is a review of the double-headed nucleotide monomers investigated so far and their effects in nucleic acid duplexes and other secondary structures.

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Published online 26 April 2016
An Organobase (TBD)-Anchored Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Green Synthesis of Dihydropyrano[2,3-c]pyrazoles 
Bikash Karmakar

An efficient, mild, and environmental friendly method has been developed for the synthesis of dihydropyrano[2,3-c]pyrazole over TBD-MSN catalyst by assembling ethyl acetoacetate, hydrazine hydrate, different aldehydes, and malononitrile affording the product in excellent yields. The catalyst was reused several times with retention of activity.

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Published online 20 April 2016
Phase Separated Block Copolymer Particles with Tuneable Morphologies: Striped, Onion, and Patchy Particles 
Chao Chen, Zeyun Xiao and Luke A. Connal

Morphologies of poly(2-vinyl pyridine)-block-poly(dimethylsiloxane) (P2VP-b-PDMS) diblock copolymers can be tuned by controlling the interfacial energy using functional surfactants. For symmetric block copolymers, onion-like or axially stacked particles can be engineered depending on the composition of surfactant mixtures. Utilising asymmetric copolymers with a dominant P2VP domain non-conventional patchy particles are observed.

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Published online 19 April 2016
Photoinitiated Synthesis of Sulfides in Water 
Sergio A. Rodriguez, Leandro D. Mena and Maria T. Baumgartner

This paper reports a synthetic route to obtain aryl sulfides using inexpensive and non-toxic reactants and water as solvent, that avoids the use of catalysts or heating. The photoinduced reaction between soluble substrates and a series of thiols in alkaline aqueous medium produces the corresponding sulfides in moderate to good yields.

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Published online 18 April 2016
A Green Approach for the Synthesis of Novel 7,11-Dihydro-6H-chromeno[3,4-e]isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-6-one Derivatives Using Acidic Ionic Liquid [C4mim][HSO4] 
Sudesh Kumari, M. Rajeswari and Jitender M. Khurana

A multicomponent reaction capable of affording a wide range of novel 7,11-dihydro-6H-chromeno[3,4-e]isoxazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-6-one derivatives via one-pot three-component condensation of 4-hydroxycoumarin, aromatic aldehydes, and 5-amino-3-methylisoxazole in ionic liquid [C4mim][HSO4] is reported.

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Published online 15 April 2016
Trimethylsilyl Isothiocyanate (TMSNCS) 
Rosana Helena C. N. Freitas

The versatility of trimethylsilyl isothiocyanate (TMSNCS) as a reagent is impressive, especially in heterocycle synthesis. TMSNCS is also commonly used in reactions of thiocyanation and isothiocyanation. The advantages of TMSNCS are moderated toxicity, chemical stability, high tolerance with other functional groups, and ease of handling. This paper highlights a selection of many different and recently reported types of reactions that this reagent is able to promote.

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Published online 14 April 2016
CCC-NHC Pincer Zr Diamido Complexes: Synthesis, Characterisation, and Catalytic Activity in Hydroamination/Cyclisation of Unactivated Amino-Alkenes, -Alkynes, and Allenes 
Henry U. Valle, Gopalakrishna Akurathi, Joon Cho, Wesley D. Clark, Amarraj Chakraborty and T. Keith Hollis

CCC-NHC pincer Zr diamido complexes initiate hydroamination at room temperature. Hydroamination rates are improved using these complexes.

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Published online 14 April 2016
Theoretical Investigation of Oxidative Cleavage of Cholesterol by Dual O2 Activation and Sulfide Reduction 
Richmond Lee and Michelle L. Coote

Theoretical calculations are used to explore a plausible mechanism for oxidative cleavage of cholesterol mediated by two ground-state O2 molecules and methionine.

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Published online 13 April 2016
Amino Acid Functional Polymers: Biomimetic Polymer Design Enabling Catalysis, Chiral Materials, and Drug Delivery 
Emma R. L. Brisson, Zeyun Xiao and Luke A. Connal

Amino acids are nature’s highly functional building blocks. The design and synthesis of polymers functionalized with amino acids enable the production of truly biomimetic materials. Herein, we focus on the amino acids as a functional moiety that can be used strategically to achieve targeted properties in functional polymers, and summarize their emerging applications.

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Published online 12 April 2016
Preparation and Characterization of Copper(ii) and Nickel(ii) Complexes with N-Benzyliminodiacetamide Derivatives 
Neven Smrečki, Vladimir Stilinović, Maja Merkaš, Andrea Lučić, Boris-Marko Kukovec and Zora Popović

Copper(ii) and nickel(ii) complexes with N-benzyliminodiacetamide derivatives, RN(CH2CONH2)2 (R= ortho-methylbenzyl, meta-methylbenzyl, para-methylbenzyl, ortho-chlorobenzyl, meta-chlorobenzyl, para-chlorobenzyl, para-fluorobenzyl, and para-bromobenzyl), were prepared and characterized by infrared spectroscopy and thermal analysis (thermogravimetric and differential thermal analyses). N-Benzyliminodiacetamide derivatives form stable complexes with copper(ii) and nickel(ii), but not with cobalt(ii), under the experimental conditions described in this paper. The X-ray structural analysis revealed octahedral coordination of nickel(ii) and copper(ii) ions in these complexes.

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Published online 12 April 2016
Heteronuclear NMR Spectroscopic Investigations of Gallium Complexes of Substituted Thiosemicarbazones Including X-Ray Crystal Structure, a New Halogen Exchange Strategy, and 18F Radiolabelling 
T. K. Venkatachalam, G. K. Pierens, Paul. V. Bernhardt, D. H. R. Stimson, R. Bhalla, L. Lambert and D. C. Reutens

Five thiosemicarbazone ligands have been synthesized and their coordination chemistry with gallium investigated. All compounds have been fully characterized by NMR and X-ray crystal structures of two of the complexes are reported. Additionally, the positron emitting isotope 18F was introduced in the structure of the diphenyl gallium thiosemicarbazone complex using a halogen exchange method.

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Published online 11 April 2016
Experimental and Computational Studies of the Mechanisms of Hydroamination/Cyclisation of Unactivated α,ω-Amino-alkenes with CCC-NHC Pincer Zr Complexes 
Wesley D. Clark, Katherine N. Leigh, Charles Edwin Webster and T. Keith Hollis

In the mechanism of the CCC-NHC pincer Zr complex catalysed hydroamination, proton transfer is the turnover limiting step.

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Published online 07 April 2016
Therapeutic Potential of miR-494 in Thrombosis and Other Diseases: A Review 
Jasmine Tay, Jim Tiao, Quintin Hughes, Grace Gilmore and Ross Baker

Many studies have identified the microRNA, miR-494, as a regulator of many cellular processes, and we have demonstrated the role of miR-494 in regulating thrombosis via direct targeting of the anticoagulant factor, Protein S. Changes in miR-494 levels have been reported to be detectable in various biological fluids, thus making miR-494 a good diagnostic marker and therapeutic target.

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Published online 06 April 2016
A Fortuitous, Mild Catalytic Carbon–Carbon Bond Hydrogenolysis by a Phosphine-Free Catalyst 
Loorthuraja Rasu, Ben Rennie, Mark Miskolzie and Steven H. Bergens

The catalytic hydrogenolysis of the sp3–sp2 C–C bond in a trifluoro amide occurs under mild conditions using a phosphine-free catalyst.

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Published online 04 April 2016
A Highly Selective Chemosensor for Naked-Eye Detection of Fluoride and Aluminium(iii) Ions Based on a New Schiff Base Derivative 
Masoumeh Orojloo and Saeid Amani

Receptor L proved to be a colorimetric fluoride (F), dihydrogen phosphate (H2PO4), and aluminium(iii) sensor. This new chromogenic receptor shows selective coloration for the above ions. The sensor showed a colour change upon addition of fluoride, dihydrogen phosphate, or aluminium(iii) ions.

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Published online 04 April 2016
Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Based on a Solution-Processable Benzimidazole-Functionalised Cationic Iridium Complex 
Xiujuan Zhi, Bin Du and Sichun Yuan

The non-doped electroluminescent device with the configuration ITO/PEDOT : PSS/Ir-complex/TPBI/Ba/Al using cationic iridium complex as emissive layer emits orange light (λmax = 594 nm) with an external quantum efficiency of 5.6 %, a luminance efficiency of 9.3 cd A–1, and a power efficiency of 3 lm W–1.

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Published online 01 April 2016
Anticancer Evaluation of Tris(triazolyl)triazine Derivatives Generated via Click Chemistry 
Tamer El Malah, Hany F. Nour, A. A. Nayl, R. A. Elkhashab, Farouk M. E. Abdel-Megeid and Mamdouh M. Ali

Click chemistry has been utilised for the preparation of seven new dendrimers. The anticancer potential of the new compounds was evaluated against various human cancer cell lines. The results revealed the high anticancer potential of compound G1a with no toxicity on normal cells in comparison with the standard drug doxorubicin.

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Published online 29 March 2016
Density Functional Computations on 6-Aminouracil: Effect of Amino Group in the 6th Position on the Watson–Crick Base Pair Uridine–Adenosine 
M. Alcolea Palafox and V. K. Rastogi

Differences in the interaction of 5-aminouridine and 6-aminouridine with 2′-deoxyadenosine. The Fourier transform infrared and Fourier transform Raman spectra of 6-aminouracil were determined.

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Published online 23 March 2016
Capto-Dative Stabilization by Thermal Oxidation of 2-Oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidines 
Hamid R. Memarian, Esmael Sanchooli, Hadi Amiri Rudbari and Giuseppe Bruno

The steric and electronic effects of aryl substitution on the oxidation of various 4,6-diaryl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidines were investigated. A capto-dative stabilized radical intermediate involved in the reaction governs the type of product formed.

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Published online 23 March 2016
Practical Isolation of Asperuloside from Coprosma quadrifida via Rapid Pressurised Hot Water Extraction 
Bianca J. Deans, Alex C. Bissember and Jason A. Smith

Multigram quantities of asperuloside, a glycoside natural product, have been isolated from Coprosma quadrifida in a time-efficient and practical manner via rapid pressurised hot water extraction employing an unmodified household espresso machine. By this approach one of the highest yields of asperuloside from a plant species was obtained.

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Published online 22 March 2016
Stability of Polymer Interlayer Modified ITO Electrodes for Organic Solar Cells 
Anirudh Sharma, Zandra George, Trystan Bennett, David A. Lewis, Gregory F. Metha, Gunther G. Andersson and Mats R. Andersson

Work function stability of indium-tin-oxide (ITO) electrodes modified using polymeric interlayers of ethoxylated polyethylenimine (PEIE) and poly(3,3′-([(9′,9′-dioctyl-9H,9′H-[2,2′-bifluorene]-9,9-diyl)bis(4,1-phenylene)]bis(oxy))bis(N,N-dimethylpropan-1-amine)) (PFPA-1) is reported. Origin of work function change as a result of aging, is understood by analysing the changes in the interfacial dipole and the molecular realignment of polymers on the surface.

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Published online 18 March 2016
Comparison of Conventional and Microwave Heating for Evaluation of Microwave Effects 
Péter Bana and István Greiner

A convenient method is devised to eliminate most of the irreproducibility observed in microwave-heated organic transformations. This approach was applied in the investigation of microwave effects in a reaction of 2-chloropyridine. The observed differences in reaction rates were traced back to thermal differences, while non-thermal effects could not be detected.

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Published online 17 March 2016
Poly(3-hexylthiophene) End-Functionalization via Quenching Resulting in Heteroatom-Bond Formation 
Lauren J. Kang and Christine K. Luscombe

Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) is a widely used material in organic electronics for its positive characteristics such as solution processability, desirable electronic properties, and stability. Changing the end-functional groups of P3HT to incorporate chalcogens opens up the opportunity to control and alter interactions with different materials, such as inorganic nanoparticles and nanowires.

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Published online 15 March 2016
A Novel Self-Assembled Hierarchical-Structured Catalyst for the Diffusion of Macromolecules 
Wei Ding, Dingcong Wang, Dezhi Zhao and Ming Ke

A novel self-assembled hierarchical catalyst, FA-Z30, is prepared and applied to FCC diesel hydrodesulfurization. Average conversion rates per unit volume of HDS, HDN, and HDArs are higher due to the continuous and interconnected porous structure (54% of total pore volume in the range 30–60 nm) and increased sulfidity at 75 %.

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Published online 11 March 2016
Effect of Co-Crystal Formers on the Supramolecular Patterns and Luminescence Properties of Co-Crystals Comprising Fenbufen and Diverse N-Heterocycles 
Fa-Yuan Ge, Li-Hua Huo, Shu-Nan Zhao, Zhao-Peng Deng, Zhu-Yan Zhang and Shan Gao

Four co-crystals have been obtained from the reaction of fenbufen and different N-heterocycles by grinding method or solution evaporation. Structural analyses indicate that the conformations of Fbf molecules are highly related to the lone pair···π, C–H···π, or C–H···O interactions, which lead to the formation of diverse supramolecular patterns.

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Published online 07 March 2016
Thienyl Difluoroboron β-Diketonates in Solution and Polylactide Media 
Milena Kolpaczynska, Christopher A. DeRosa, William A. Morris and Cassandra L. Fraser

A series of thienyl-substituted difluoroboron β-diketonate complexes were prepared to study the effects of conjugation, substituents, and media (CH2Cl2 and polylactide) on optical properties. Red-shifted emission was achieved.

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Published online 04 March 2016
Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles-Immobilized Mesoporous Hollow Silica Spheres for Photodegradation of Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate 
Parisa Pourdayhimi, Pei Wen Koh, Mohamed Mohd Salleh, Hadi Nur and Siew Ling Lee

ZnO-Immobilized mesoporous hollow silica spheres photocatalysts were synthesized via impregnation method. These materials have higher activity toward photodegrading SDBS when compared with the bare ZnO nanoparticles. The photocatalytic reaction followed the second-order kinetics model.

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Published online 04 March 2016
Structural Diversity and Properties of Six ZnII/CdII Coordination Polymers Based on an O-Bridged Semi-Rigid Bis-pyridyl-bis-amide and Different Dicarboxylates 
Xiu-Li Wang, Xiao-Mei Wu, Guo-Cheng Liu, Nai-Li Chen, Hong-Yan Lin and Xiang Wang

Six new 2D ZnII/CdII coordination polymers have been synthesized via hydrothermal or solvothermal reaction. The photoluminescence properties and photocatalytic activities of the title complexes have been studied.

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Published online 04 March 2016
Polyelectrolyte-Assisted Immobilization of Oil-Based Nanocapsules on Cotton Fabric 
Yuwanda Iamphaojeen, Avinash P. Manian, Tom Wright, Barnaby Caven, Thomas Bechtold and Punnama Siriphannon

The facile and effective immobilization of nanocapsules containing the oil-based finishing agent on the cotton fabric was proposed using poly 4-styrenesulfonic acid (PSS) binder. The higher PSS amount, the higher quantity of immobilized nanocapsules was obtained. This method was performed at the ambient temperature using low concentrations of non-toxic chemicals.

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Published online 02 March 2016
Deprotonation of Large Calixarenes – Cation Binding and Conformations 
Jack M. Harrowfield, George A. Koutsantonis, Mark I. Ogden, Alexandre N. Sobolev and Allan H. White

The conformational behaviour of larger calixarenes in the solid state is considered in the context provided by single crystal X-ray studies of p-t-butylcalix[10]arene·2dmso·7H2O and [NMe4][p-t-butylcalix[9]arene-H]·2dmso·H2O.

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Published online 29 February 2016
Synthesis, Structural Characterisation, DFT Studies, and Spectroscopic Properties of Copper(I) Complexes with Extended C–H⋅⋅⋅π Interactions 
Ting-Hong Huang, Jia-Qin Liu, Hu Yang, Bin Zhao and Jianping Shang

Two copper(i) complexes, [Cu(phen)(PPh2(o-C6H4CHO))2](BF4)2 (1) and [Cu2(4,4′-bipy)(phen)2(PPh2(o-C6H4CHO))2](BF4)2·2CH3CN (2), have been prepared and characterised.

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Published online 29 February 2016
Co-Condensation Assisted Preparation of MoVI Schiff Base Modified Mesoporous Silica Catalyst for Enhanced Epoxidation of Olefins 
Jian Zhang, Pingping Jiang, Yirui Shen, Guohu Zhao, Weijie Zhang and Gang Bian

An organic–inorganic catalyst was prepared by the reaction of p-salicylidine aminobenzoic acid with mesoporous silica modified by 3-chloropropyl groups. This involved the hydrolysis and co-condensation of tetraethylorthosilicate and 3-chloropropyltrimethoxysilane and the introduction of MoO2(acac)2 into mesoporous silica functionalized with a Schiff base ligand. The heterogeneous catalyst showed good catalytic activities in the liquid-phase epoxidation of olefins.

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Published online 26 February 2016
A Facile and Efficient Method for the Formation of Unsymmetrical Ureas Using DABAL-Me3 
Byung-Hoon Jeong, Hee-Kwon Kim and David H. Thompson

A practical synthetic method for unsymmetrical ureas from 2,2,2-trichloroethyl carbamate compounds using bis(trimethylaluminum)-1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABAL-Me3) is developed. The reaction protocol provides the synthesis of a variety of unsymmetrical ureas such as tri- and tetrasubstituted ureas.

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Published online 24 February 2016
High Glass Transition Temperature Fluoropolymers for Hydrophobic Surface Coatings via RAFT Copolymerization 
Molly Rowe, Guo Hui Teo, James Horne, Omar Al-Khayat, Chiara Neto and Stuart C. Thickett

A series of copolymers of 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorostyrene (PFS) and N-phenylmaleimide (NMI) were prepared by RAFT polymerization to yield materials with both a high glass transition temperature (Tg) and a hydrophobic nature. A significant increase in Tg was measured relative to predicted values due to π–π interactions between adjacent PFS and NMI units in the polymer chain. Hydrophobicity of the surface coatings was largely independent of the copolymer composition.

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Published online 19 February 2016
Anisotropic 2s2p Orbitals as Simple Descriptors of the Chirality of Carbon Centres 
Kunming Xu

As a breakthrough in quantum chemistry, anisotropic 2p electronic orbitals are introduced instead of isotropic ones in the X, Y and Z directions. A pair of 2pα are two one-dimensional sticks (red); 2pβ are two flat sectors (blue); 2pγ are two hemispheres (green); and 2s orbitals are two spheres. They are the root of molecular chirality when fixed by four different substituents and may account for the configurations and reaction mechanisms of various organic molecules.

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Published online 16 February 2016
Iminoacyl Alkyl Complexes of Zirconium Supported by a Ferrocene-Linked Diphosphinoamide Ligand Scaffold 
Nathan R. Halcovitch and Michael D. Fryzuk

Ferrocenyldiphosphinoamide-stabilized zirconium alkyl complexes undergo migratory insertion reactions with isocyanides, and in one case, subsequent rearrangement on thermolysis.

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Published online 12 February 2016
Rapid and Facile Synthesis of Rod-Like Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Material for Dye Adsorption from Aqueous Solution 
Aibing Chen, Yuetong Li, Yifeng Yu, Yunhong Yu and Yonglei Li

A rapid and facile synthesis method for rod-like ordered mesoporous carbon material (OMC) was developed, in which the phenolic resin was used as the carbon source and the precursor solution of rod-like SBA-15 was employed as a hard-template. This method skipped several processes related to the preparation of SBA-15. Furthermore, the as-synthesized OMC showed excellent capacity for dye adsorption from aqueous solution.

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Published online 11 February 2016
Solvothermal Synthesis of Single-Crystal Magnetite Hollow Sub-Microspheres: A Novel Formation Mechanism and Magnetic Properties 
Gongqin Yan, Guanlin Zhao and Fei He

Single-crystal magnetite hollow sub-microspheres with a narrow diameter distribution are synthesized through a simple solvothermal process in ethylene glycol in the presence of urea and a small amount of water. The determining role of water in the solvothermal synthesis is studied. A novel formation mechanism for the solvothermal synthesis of magnetite hollow sub-microspheres is proposed based on Ostwald ripening.

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Published online 28 January 2016
Self-Assembled Mace-Like Fe3O4 Nanostructures as a Lithium–Air Battery Cathode Material 
Hui Lv, Rongli Jiang, Xiaoyu Zhang and Jing Wang

Mace-like Fe3O4 nanostructures were synthesized via a facile microemulsion-mediated solvothermal method. The effects of various reaction conditions on the morphology and structure of Fe3O4 products were investigated. The lithium–air battery based on mace-like Fe3O4 nanostructures exhibited a high discharge capacity of 1427 mA h g-1 in ambient air.

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Published online 28 January 2016
Self-Assembly of Square-Planar Halide Complexes of Trimethylphosphine-Stabilized Diphenyl-Arsenium, -Stibenium, and -Bismuthenium Hexafluorophosphates 
J. Wolfram Wielandt, Simon Petrie, Nathan L. Kilah, Anthony C. Willis, Rian D. Dewhurst, Ferdinand Belaj, Andreas Orthaber, Robert Stranger and S. Bruce Wild

Square-planar halide complexes with four trimethylphosphine-stabilized diphenyl-stibenium or -bismuthenium ions surrounding a central halide ion in discrete centrosymmetrical structures have been prepared. The structures are stabilized by electrostatic interactions between the halide and four stibenium or -bismuthenium cations, as well as four edge-to-face phenyl–phenyl embraces above and below the plane of the main group elements.

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Published online 28 January 2016
A Concise Synthesis of Racemic Lorcaserin 
Bin Xu, Jincai Su, Jing Wang and Guo-Chun Zhou

A new and concise synthesis of racemic lorcaserin was described. Key intermediate asymmetrical imide 11 was prepared by the reaction of nitrile and acid, and efficiently reduced by NaBH4, AlCl3, and trimethylsilyl chloride into amine 8a, which could be cyclized into racemic lorcaserin ((±)-1).

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Published online 28 January 2016
Ionic Thiourea Organocatalysis of the Morita–Baylis–Hillman Reaction 
Trevor McGrath, Katherine N. Robertson, Jason D. Masuda, Jason A. C. Clyburne and Robert D. Singer

An ionic thiourea-based organocatalyst has been shown to promote a 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane, (DABCO) catalyzed Morita–Baylis–Hillman reaction between benzaldehyde and cyclohex-2-en-1-one. Entrainment of the ionic thiourea co-catalyst in the ionic liquid N-butyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium bistriflimide, [BMPyr][N(Tf)2], facilitates catalyst recycling and affords very good yields with reduced reaction times through use of microwave heating.

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Published online 21 January 2016
Unique Occurrence of Cationic and Anionic Bis-1,2-diaminocyclohexane Copper(II) Units in a Double Complex Salt 
Norman Kelly, Marco Wenzel, Thomas Doert, Kerstin Gloe, Jan J. Weigand, Leonard F. Lindoy and Karsten Gloe

The reaction of (±)-trans-diaminocyclohexane (dach) with copper(ii) sulfate in water resulted in the spontaneous formation of the double complex salt, [Cu(dach)2(H2O)2][Cu(dach)2(SO4)2]·6H2O, which unexpectedly incorporated a Cu(dach)22+ motif in both of its complex cation and anion. Each copper(ii) centre had a trans N4O2-donor coordination shell, yielding an overall Jahn–Teller-distorted octahedral geometry.

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Published online 18 January 2016
Synthesis and Photocleavage of Quinoline Methyl Ethers: A Mild and Efficient Method for the Selective Protection and Deprotection of the Alcohol Functionality 
Anthony A. Provatas, Gary A. Epling and James D. Stuart

The synthesis and photocleavage of quinolinyl methyl ether-protected alcohols is reported in this study. Photocleavage of the quinolinyl methyl ether moiety proceeded under visible light with the formation of the charged quinolinyl radical intermediate through a single-electron transfer in the presence of a photosensitizer dye leading to the deprotected alcohol in excellent yields

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X-Ray Structures and Dynamic Solution Behaviours of Five-Coordinate Nickel(II) Complexes Containing Di- and Tritertiary Arsine Ligands 
David A. McMorran, Michael G. Fitzpatrick, Robert G. Cunninghame, Alison J. Downard, Ward T. Robinson and Lyall R. Hanton

Nickel(ii) complexes containing two tritertiary arsine ligands are found to be five-coordinate in the solid state but undergo a novel fluxionality in solution whereby all six arsine donors contribute to the coordination sphere. Related complexes containing two ditertiary arsine ligands and one or two halides also show that, where a potential sixth donor exists, dynamic solution behaviours operate to utilise it in bonding.

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Thermally Rearranged Poly(benzoxazole) Copolymer Membranes for Improved Gas Separation: A Review 
Colin A. Scholes

Thermal rearrangement of hydroxyl-containing polyimides in the solid state produces poly(benzoxaole) polymers with unique gas separation properties. However, these suffer from poor mechanical properties that can be overcome through copolymers.

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Published online 07 January 2016
Sulfides Synthesis: Nanocatalysts in C–S Cross-Coupling Reactions 
Lotfi Shiri, Arash Ghorbani-Choghamarani and Mosstafa Kazemi

Nowadays, transition metals in nano-size have been transformed into an efficient catalytic tool for the performance of C–S cross-coupling reactions. This review provides a systematic and comprehensive study of recently published breakthroughs on the synthesis of sulphides using metallic nanocatalysts from 2007 to 2015 .

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Palladium-Catalyzed Suzuki Cross-Coupling of 2-Halo-Deazapurines with Potassium Organotrifluoroborate Salts in the Regioselective Synthesis of Imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine Analogues 
Bhaskaran Savitha, Ayyiliath. M. Sajith, M. Nibin Joy, K.K. Abdul Khader, A. Muralidharan, M. Syed Ali Padusha and Yadav D. Bodke

In this paper, we report the use of potassium organotrifluoroborate salts as nucleophilic organoboron reagents in the Suzuki cross-coupling reactions of 2-halo deazapurines. Regio-isomeric C-2-substituted imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine analogues were synthesized by employing this protocol in good to excellent yields.

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Charge Localisation in Heavy Alkali Metal Ion Complexes of 4,4'-Biphenyldicarboxylate 
Jack Harrowfield and Pierre Thuéry

Crystal structure determinations show that both RbI and CsI can interact with carboxylate units in a manner consistent with each oxygen atom having a tetrahedral bonding disposition.

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Prospects of Spin Catalysis on Spin-Polarized Graphene Heterostructures 
Pavel V. Avramov, Pavel B. Sorokin, Alex A. Kuzubov, Seiji Sakai, Shiro Entani and Hiroshi Naramoto

Ab initio density functional theory calculations were used to examine the feasibility of running spin-catalytic reactions on graphene 2D ferromagnetic heterostructures. The spin states of the substrates strongly influenced parameters of Ni adatom extreme points of potential energy surfaces on graphene. This phenomenon offers unique possibilities to control chemical reactions on graphene deposited on different ferromagnetic supports.

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Synthesis and Binding Affinity of Fluorine Containing NG-acyl and -sulfonyl BIBP3226 Derivatives: Ligands for the NPY Y1 Receptor 
Nigel A. Lengkeek, Maxine P. Roberts, Lei Zhang, I-Chieh J. Lee, Christopher J. R. Fookes, Branko Dikic, Herbert Herzog, Andrew Katsifis and Ivan Greguric

Neuropeptide Y (NPY) receptors are abundant in a range of tumours hence are a molecular target for tumour imaging and therapy. A series of NG-substituted derivatives of the NPY receptor antagonist, BIBP3226, were prepared aiming to improve its current usability and to incorporate a positron-emitting radioisotope for development in positron emission tomography radiopharmaceuticals.

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Published online 01 December 2015
Study on Pyrrole 4-Pyrazoline Derivatives: Experimental and Quantum Chemical Approaches 
R. N. Singh, Poonam Rawat and Vikas Baboo

A series of pyrrole 4-pyrazoline biheterocyclic derivatives have been synthesized and studied using experimental IR, UV, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopic analyses along with density functional theory calculations using the B3LYP functional with 6–311+G (d,p) basis set. The global, local reactivity, and thermodynamic parameters support the analyses. All the experimental findings correlate well with the theoretical results.

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Bis(amino)cyclopropenylidenes as New Carbene Organocatalysts 
Reece D. Crocker

Stable cyclopropenylidenes have proven to be efficient organocatalysts for several types of reactions on carbonyl substrates. This new family of carbenes holds great potential to compete with the very popular and well-studied N-heterocyclic carbenes for new applications in organic chemistry.

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Enhanced Catalytic Activity of Carbon Nanotubes for the Oxidation of Cyclohexane by Filling with Fe, Ni, and FeNi alloy Nanowires 
Xixian Yang, Yuhang Li, Hao Yu, Xuchun Gui, Hongjuan Wang, Hongyu Huang and Feng Peng

New catalysis applications of nanocarbon materials pave the way towards greener chemical syntheses. For the catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane in liquid phase, the higher activity was obtained over Fe@CNT compared with that of Ni@CNT. The enhanced catalytic performance can be attributed to a combined contribution of thin walls of the CNTs and confined electron-donating metals, which are favourable to electron transfer on the surfaces of CNTs.

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Published online 20 November 2015
Charge Carrier Transfer in Ta3N5 Photoanodes Prepared by Different Methods for Solar Water Splitting 
Mingxue Li, Wenjun Luo, Liheng Yang, Xin Zhao and Zhigang Zou

Inter-particle connectivity is key for electron transfer in photoanodes, while a porous structure is important for the hole transfer in photoanodes.

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Published online 19 November 2015
Novel MII (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni) Coordination Assemblies Based on 2-(((1-(Pyridin-n-ylmethyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)methyl)thio)pyridine Ligands 
Lu Jiang, Zhe Wang, Shi-Qiang Bai, Xian Jun Loh and T. S. Andy Hor

Three 1D polymeric 18-member metallomacrocyles have been obtained using an open-bridged triazolyl ligand as the spacer. Use of an isomeric triazolyl ligand with different picolyl nitrogen orientation, which favours chelate formation, resulted in two mononuclear complexes.

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Published online 13 November 2015
Synthesis and Biological Screening of Silicon-Containing Ibuprofen Derivatives: A Study of Their NF-κΒ Inhibitory Activity, Cytotoxicity, and Their Ability to Bind IKKΒ 
David J. Pérez, Uzma I. Zakai, Song Guo, Ilia A. Guzei, Zeferino Gómez-Sandoval, Rodrigo Said Razo-Hernández, Robert West and Ángel Ramos-Organillo

A series of silicon-containing amides and esters derived from ibuprofen was synthesised and screened for NF-κβ inhibition. Amides achieved higher inhibition values and were more potent NF-κβ inhibitors than ibuprofen. The determination of their cytotoxicity and a molecular docking calculation of the silicon-containing derivatives on IKKβ is also reported.

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Published online 06 November 2015
Friedel–Crafts Chemistry. Part 46. Unprecedented Construction of Tricyclic Pyrazolo[3,4-b]quinolines, -[1,8]naphthyridines, -azepines, -azocines, -pyrido[3,2-g]azocines, and pyrazolo[3,4-b]azonines via Friedel–Crafts Ring Closures 
Hassan A. K. Abd El-Aal and Ali A. Khalaf

A convergent synthetic protocol for the construction of new fused tricyclic pyrazolo[3,4-b]quinolines, -[1,8]naphthyridines, -azepines, and -azocines via Friedel–Crafts cycliacylations of their synthesized carboxylic acids is described.

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Published online 04 November 2015
Investigation of Functional Group Effects on Palladium Catalysed Asymmetric P–H Addition 
Xi-Rui Li, Renta Jonathan Chew, Yongxin Li and Pak-Hing Leung

The pincer catalysed asymmetric P–H addition of diphenylphosphine to 3-benzylidene-2,4-pentadione is herein reported. Albeit successful in catalysing a series of similar substrates, unexpected chelation of the dione substrate to the palladacycle catalyst resulted in inactivation of the catalyst with adjacent coordination sites. Protected phosphine adducts were isolated and characterised.

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Published online 30 October 2015
Metallosupramolecular Chemistry of AgI Complexes with Azobis(2-pyridine) and its Derivatives 
Siji Rajan, F. Richard Keene and Peter J. Steel

Upon reaction with silver salts three azobis(2-pyridine) ligands are shown to consistently act as di-bidentate bridging ligands, leading to the formation of 1D coordination polymers.

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Published online 30 October 2015
Molecularly Imprinted TiO2/WO3-Coated Magnetic Nanocomposite for Photocatalytic Degradation of 4-Nitrophenol Under Visible Light 
Shoutai Wei, Hualong Liu, Chiyang He and Ying Liang

A molecularly imprinted TiO2/WO3 magnetic nanocomposite was prepared. The composite can degrade 4-nitrophenol under visible light. The composite can be easily recycled by a magnet and has good reusability.

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Antimicrobial Properties of Mono- and Di-fac-rhenium Tricarbonyl 2-Pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole Complexes 
Sreedhar V. Kumar, Warrick K. C. Lo, Heather J. L. Brooks, Lyall R. Hanton and James D. Crowley

A family of mono- and di-fac-rhenium tricarbonyl 2-pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole complexes with different aliphatic and aromatic substituents were synthesized in good-to-excellent yields. The complexes were tested for antimicrobial activity in vitro against both Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) microorganisms. Several of the cationic complexes displayed activity against Staphylococcus aureus, but the minimum inhibitory concentrations for all the complexes were modest (i.e. 16–1024 µg mL–1).

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Volume 69 Number 4 2016
RESEARCH FRONT: 5th Molecular Materials Meeting (M3) @ Singapore

 
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The 5th Molecular Materials Meeting (M3) @ Singapore 
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Yun Zong and T. S. Andy Hor
pp. 361-362

This foreword introduces some selected papers presented at the 5th Molecular Materials Meeting in Singapore (M3@Singapore) from 3 to 5 August 2015 that was organized by the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) of A*STAR, Singapore. The conference brought together leading researchers in the disciplines of chemistry, materials science, physics, biology, medicine, and engineering to discuss advances in molecular materials and cultivate cross-disciplinary research.

 
 

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Cationic Micelles Based on Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes for Enhanced Gene Transfection 
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Connie K. Liu , Qingqing Dou , Sing Shy Liow , Jatin N. Kumar and Xian Jun Loh
pp. 363-371

Poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate)-poly(methacrylate isobutyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane) (PDMAEMA-POSS) copolymers were synthesized for co-gene and drug delivery. The hydrophobic POSS interior allows incorporation of hydrophobic drugs, and the PDMAEMA corona allows the complexation of DNA to form a nano-sized polyplex. These copolymers display excellent gene transfection efficiency when compared with PEI or PDMAEMA homopolymers.

 
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Hybrid 1,2,3-Triazole Supported CuII Complexes: Tuning Assembly and Weak Interaction-Driven Crystal Growth 
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Shi-Qiang Bai , Lu Jiang , David James Young and T. S. Andy Hor
pp. 372-378

The relationship between lattice molecular structures and crystal morphology can be explained by H-bonding interactions in three functionalised triazole supported metal complexes.

 
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Structural Basis for the Structure–Activity Behaviour of Oxaliplatin and its Enantiomeric Analogues: A Molecular Dynamics Study of Platinum-DNA Intrastrand Crosslink Adducts 
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Jing Yang , Jing Chen and Zibiao Li
pp. 379-387

Molecular dynamics simulations of oxaliplatin enantiomeric analogues, trans-R,R-, trans-S,S-, and cis-DACH-Pt-DNA adducts, and undamaged DNA were performed to probe for stereoselectivity-based conformational differences and explain their different anti-tumour activities.

 
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An Injectable Double-Network Hydrogel for Cell Encapsulation 
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Pei Lin Chee , Lakshmi Lakshmanan , Shan Jiang , Hongye Ye , Dan Kai and Xian Jun Loh
pp. 388-393

We show in this study that the double-network system can also be used to synthesize an injectable gel made up of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate and sodium alginic acid. The results of a cell cytotoxicity test and preliminary cell encapsulation study showed good cell compatibility, suggesting that the hydrogels could potentially be used for cell delivery.

 
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Enhancement of Oxidation of Formic Acid in Acid Medium on Zirconia-Supported Phosphotungstate-Decorated Noble Metal (Pd, Pt) Nanoparticles 
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Iwona A. Rutkowska
pp. 394-402

Reactive –OH groups at ZrO2 nanostructures promote dehydrogenation of HCOOH to CO2 (at Pd) and induce oxidative removal of poisoning intermediates (at Pt and Pd). Polytungstate adsorbates on Pd or Pt nanoparticles interact competitively with the poisoning CO intermediates at noble metal catalytic sites (‘third-body’ effect).

 
  
 

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Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Low-Bandgap Conjugated Polymers with Siloxane Side Chains for Electrochromic Applications 
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Zugui Shi , Wei Teng Neo , Hui Zhou and Jianwei Xu
pp. 403-410

Diketopyrrolopyrrole-based conjugated polymers with siloxane side chains are synthesized and these polymers show good optical contrasts in the visible and near-infrared regions, high stability, as well as coloration efficiency of up to 408 cm2 C–1.

 
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Polyaniline-Supported Bacterial Biofilms as Active Matrices for Platinum Nanoparticles: Enhancement of Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide 
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Ewelina Seta , Weronika A. Lotowska , Iwona A. Rutkowska , Anna Wadas , Adrianna Raczkowska , Marta Nieckarz , Katarzyna Brzostek and Pawel J. Kulesza
pp. 411-418

A hybrid support composed of a polyaniline underlayer, Yersinia entrocolitica biofilm, and an overlayer of multiwalled carbon nanotubes significantly enhances the activity of platinum nanoparticles towards the reduction of carbon dioxide, rather than hydrogen evolution, in neutral medium (phosphate buffer at pH 6.1).

 
  
 

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Efficient Synthesis of All-Aryl Phenazasilines for Optoelectronic Applications 
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Shen Xu , Huanhuan Li , Yuting Tang , Runfeng Chen , Xiaoji Xie , Xinhui Zhou , Guichuan Xing and Wei Huang
pp. 419-422

An efficient metal-free radical-catalyzed intramolecular silylation method has been developed for the preparation of all-aryl phenazasilines. The as-synthesized all-aryl phenazasiline, 5,10,10-triphenyl-5,10-dihydrophenazasiline, exhibits excellent solubility, high thermal stability, and good optoelectronic properties, which are highly attractive for optical and electronic applications in organic electronics.

 
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Au-Pd Bimetallic Nanoparticle Electrodes for Direct Electroreduction of Hexavalent Chromium Complexes 
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Roozbeh Siavash Moakhar , Mohiedin Bagheri Hariri , Ajay Kushwaha , Abolghasem Dolati , Mohammad Ghorbani and Gregory Kia Liang Goh
pp. 423-430

An electrochemical sensor based on a Au-Pd bimetallic nanoparticle-decorated indium tin oxide electrode was used for CrVI detection for the first time. The proposed method showed high selectivity and stability for CrVI electrodetection. The sensor was successfully applied to water samples from real world sources.

 
  
 

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Empirical Formulae in Correlating Droplet Shape and Contact Angle 
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Ten It Wong , Hao Wang , Fuke Wang , Sau Leng Sin , Cheng Gen Quan , Shi Jie Wang and Xiaodong Zhou
pp. 431-439

Our studies on water droplets with various volumes and contact angles show that the volume, contact angle, height, and width calculated by the spherical dome model have errors in the range of 5–25 %, whereas our empirical formulae can reduce these errors to 0.1–2 %.

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Fullerene–Pyrrolidine Biferrocene Donor–Acceptor Triads: Synthesis and Effects of Fullerene[60] on the Electronic Communication of the Two Ferrocene Units in Biferrocene 
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Zhenyi Wu and Mian Jiang
pp. 440-445

A fullerene–pyrrolidine biferrocene donor–acceptor triad was synthesized and fully characterized, and the effects of fullerene[60] on the electronic communication of the two ferrocene units in biferrocene were studied.

 
  
 

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Three 3d–4f Tetranuclear Complexes Based on 2,3,5-Trichlorobenzoic Acid: Syntheses, Structures, and Magnetic Properties 
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Yu Zhang and Ji-Min Zheng
pp. 446-450

Three 3d–4f tetranuclear complexes Co2Ln2(L)10(bipy)2 (Ln = Dy 1, Ho 2, and Er 3), where HL and bipy are 2,3,5-trichlorobenzoic and acid 2,2′-bipyridine, have been synthesized hydrothermally and characterized. The tetranuclear clusters of 13 construct 2D layers by weak hydrogen bonds. Magnetic studies indicate ferromagnetic interactions between adjacent metal ions in complexes 1 and 3 and antiferromagnetic interactions in 2.

 
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Lactic Acid Determination in Human Plasma Using Ultrasound-Assisted Emulsification Microextraction Followed by Gas Chromatography 
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Parvin Shahdousti , Rezvan Shojaee , Mohammad Aghamohammadi and Behrang Harooni
pp. 451-457

The ultrasound-assisted emulsification microextraction method followed by gas chromatography–flame ionization detection was developed for determination of lactic acid in human plasma to monitor lactic acidosis.

 
  
 

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Thermal and Spectral Analysis of Novel Amide-Tethered Polymers from Poly(allylamine) 
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Paolo N. Grenga , Matthew J. Nethercott , Ayeisca E. Mateo , Mathew Patenaude , Todd Hoare , David P. Weliky and Ronny Priefer
pp. 458-466

Using post-polymerization modification a library of amide-linked polyelectrolytes with tethered aliphatic, aromatic, and cubyl moieties were synthesized. The degree of amidation was determined by elemental analysis. The thermal (DSC/TGA) and spectral (13C SSNMR) properties of the polymers were also analyzed.

 
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First Principle Study of Electronic and Non-Linear Optical (NLO) Properties of Triphenylamine Dyes: Interactive Design Computation of New NLO Compounds 
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Muhammad Ramzan Saeed Ashraf Janjua , Zain Hassan Yamani , Saba Jamil , Asif Mahmood , Imran Ahmad , Muhammad Haroon , Mudassir Hussain Tahir , Zhihua Yang and Shilie Pan
pp. 467-472

The structure–property relationship indicates that the β value increases with increasing π-conjugating lengths. Based on experimental and theoretical explorations, the design of molecules with good second-order non-linear optical properties was primarily focussed on planar D­–π–A models (D = donor, A = acceptor).

 
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Label-Free and Sensitive Detection of BRCA1 and TB4 DNA Sequences with Water-Soluble Cationic Polythiophenes 
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Shaohong Zhou , Huanhuan Ling , Yun Ma , Yan Zhou , Wenqi Du , Meifang Cui , Yong Xia , Liqiang Yan , Hongtao Yao and Zhengjian Qi
pp. 473-477

A sensitive method for BRCA1 and TB4 DNA sequences detection using water-soluble cationic polythiophenes, poly(3-(1′-ethoxy-2′-N-methyl imidazole)thiophene) (PT) is presented. The fluorescence of PT would recover to its initial intensity after the addition of complementary ssDNA, whereas sequences with mismatched bases would not.

 
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Self-Generated Macrochannel-Structure TiO2/g-C3N4 with High Photocatalytic Activity 
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Gaopeng Dai , Tao Wang , Suqin Liu , Ying Liang and Wen Xu
pp. 478-484

TiO2/g-C3N4 composites with macrochannel structure were successfully synthesised without using templates. The as-prepared composites show enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible light or simulated sunlight irradiation.

 
  
 

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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.

    CH16169  Accepted 28 April 2016
    Substituted Carbazoles – A New Class of Anthelmintic Agent
    David Rennison, Stephanie Gueret, Olivia Laita, Ross Bland, Ian Sutherland, Ian Boddy, Margaret Brimble
    Abstract


    CH16144  Accepted 28 April 2016
    Polyanhydrides: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
    Katie Poetz, Devon Shipp
    Abstract


    CH16058  Accepted 28 April 2016
    Flowers in Australia: Phytochemical Studies on the Illawarra Flame Tree and Alstonville
    Rudi Hendra, Paul Keller
    Abstract


    CH16091  Accepted 26 April 2016
    Two different barium(II) 2D coordination polymers constructed by pyrazine-2,3-dicarboxylate: synthesis, crystal structures and thermal decomposition to barium(II) carbonate nanoparticles
    Masoumeh Tabatabaee, Boris-Marko Kukovec, Saeed Amjad, Masoud Shishebor
    Abstract


    CH16122  Accepted 24 April 2016
    Aggregation Behaviours of Surface-Active Ionic Liquids 1-Alkyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate
    Jiequn Wu, Tianxiang Yin, Shaoxiong Shi, Weiguo Shen
    Abstract


    CH16134  Accepted 21 April 2016
    Asymptotic functional form preservation method with supersymmetric quantum mechanics for anharmonic oscillators
    Chia-Chun Chou, Ching-Teh Li
    Abstract


    CH16151  Accepted 21 April 2016
    A new technique for studying vapour-liquid equilibria of multi-component systems
    Federico Ferrero Vallana, Lynette Holland, Kenneth Seddon
    Abstract


    CH16074  Accepted 21 April 2016
    Hydrophilic magnetite nanoparticles enhances anticancer activity of anthracyclines in vitro
    Bin Yang, Lin Luo, Ying Ma, chunyan Chen, Xiaoming Chen, Changqun Cai
    Abstract


    CH16206  Accepted 21 April 2016
    Mechanistic insights into water-catalysed formation of levoglucosenone from anhydrosugar intermediates by means of high-level theoretical procedures
    Wenchao Wan, Li-Juan Yu, Amir Karton
    Abstract


    CH16132  Accepted 19 April 2016
    Backbone phosphonamide functionalized imidazol-2-ylidene complexes
    Paresh Majhi, Gregor Schnakenburg, Anthony Arduengo, III, Rainer Streubel
    Abstract


    CH16060  Accepted 18 April 2016
    The effects of SiO2 and CeO2 addition on the performances of MnOx/TiO2 catalyst
    Juhua Luo, Hongkai Mao, Xu Wang, Wei Yao
    Abstract


    CH16097  Accepted 12 April 2016
    Tert-butyldimethylsilyl amine (TBDMS-NH2): A mild and green reagent for the protection for benzyl alcohols, phenols and carboxylic acids under solvent free conditions.
    Jeremy Duczynski, Rebecca Fuller, Scott Stewart
    Abstract


    CH16096  Accepted 11 April 2016
    Rational Design of an Orthogonal Molecular Interaction System at the Complex Interface of Lung Cancer-related MDM2 protein with p53 Peptide
    Yanwen Li, Xiyan Yu, Ying Lou, Tong Wang
    Abstract


    CH16073  Accepted 09 April 2016
    Hydrolysis of Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt), attractants: kinetics and implications for biological activity
    Soo Park, Matthew Siderhurst, Ian Jamie, Phillip Taylor
    Abstract


    CH16189  Accepted 05 April 2016
    Template Polymerization of Acrylamide in Ethanol/Water Mixtures
    Jie Dong, Xiang'an Yue, Jie He
    Abstract


    CH16079  Accepted 05 April 2016
    Preclinical imaging of siRNA delivery
    Nicholas Fletcher, Aditya Ardana, Kristofer Thurecht
    Abstract


    CH16064  Accepted 05 April 2016
    Ultrasonic Synthesis and Properties of Sodium Lignosulfonate -grafted Poly (acrylic acid-co-vinyl alcohol) Composite Super Absorbent Polymer
    Chen Hao, Jun Li, Qiang He, Zilong Zhou, Xiaowei Guo, Xiaohong Wang, Sijia Gao, Yike Zhang
    Abstract


    CH16100  Accepted 31 March 2016
    Prodrug Micelles Based on Norbornene-Functional Poly(lactide)s Backbone for Redox-Responsive Release of Paclitaxel
    Ji Wang, Jing Yan, Huicong Zhou, Haikang Huang, Xuefei Zhang, Haoyu Tang
    Abstract


    CH16047  Accepted 31 March 2016
    Bioinspired Polymers: Antimicrobial Polymethacrylates
    Katherine Locock
    Abstract


    CH16119  Accepted 25 March 2016
    Highly Ordered Honeycomb Film Formation of Linear Polymers by the Breath Figure Technique
    Paul Gurr, Zhou Zhang, Xiaojuan Hao, Timothy Hughes, Greg Qiao
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    CH16022  Accepted 24 March 2016
    Development of lignocellulosic biorefinery technologies: recent advances and current challenges
    Antonella Amore, Peter Ciesielski, Chien-Yuan Lin, Davinia Salvachua, Violeta Sanchez i Nogue
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    CH15794  Accepted 17 March 2016
    The influence of the Amino Group Positions on Aryl Moiety of SarAr on Metal Complexation and Protein Labelling
    Vincent Jamier, Eskender Mume, Cyril Papamicael, Suzanne Smith
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    CH15796  Accepted 06 March 2016
    ELECTROANALYTICAL OPPORTUNITIES DERIVED FROM ION TRANSFER AT INTERFACES BETWEEN IMMISCIBLE ELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS
    Damien Arrigan, Eva Alvarez de Eulate, Yang Liu
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    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
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Emily C. Border, Victoria L. Blair and Philip C. Andrews

3. Published 8 September 2015
RhI-Catalyzed Stille-Type Coupling of Diazoesters with Aryl Trimethylstannanes

Zhen Liu, Ying Xia, Sheng Feng, Shuai Wang, Di Qiu, Yan Zhang and Jianbo Wang

4. Published 8 September 2015
Enhanced Squaraine Rotaxane Endoperoxide Chemiluminescence in Acidic Alcohols

Evan M. Peck, Allen G. Oliver and Bradley D. Smith

5. Published 10 June 2015
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

6. Published 11 May 2015
Ligand Constraints and Synthesis of Metal–Organic Polyhedra

Harsh Vardhan and Francis Verpoort

7. Published 15 December 2015
Complete Stereocontrol in the Synthesis of Harmonine and Novel Analogues Facilitated by a Grubbs Z-Selective Cross-Metathesis Catalyst

Steven-Alan G. Abel, Wesley J. Olivier, Richard L. Pederson, Alex C. Bissember and Jason A. Smith

8. Published 10 June 2015
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

9. Published 15 December 2015
Allyl Sulfides: Reactive Substrates for Olefin Metathesis

Justin M. Chalker

10. Published 28 October 2015
Perovskite Solar Cells Based on Nanocrystalline SnO2 Material with Extremely Small Particle Sizes

Hongxia Wang, Md Abu Sayeed and Teng Wang

11. Published 15 December 2015
Exploring the Catalytic Reactivity of Nickel Phosphine–Phosphite Complexes

Sven S. Kampmann, Nikki Y. T. Man, Allan J. McKinley, George A. Koutsantonis and Scott G. Stewart

12. Published 8 September 2015
Propargyloxyproline Regio- and Stereoisomers for Click-Conjugation of Peptides: Synthesis and Application in Linear and Cyclic Peptides

Susan E. Northfield, Simon J. Mountford, Jerome Wielens, Mengjie Liu, Lei Zhang, Herbert Herzog, Nicholas D. Holliday, Martin J. Scanlon, Michael W. Parker, David K. Chalmers and Philip E. Thompson

13. Published 4 August 2015
Chemistry of the Synthetic Strigolactone Mimic GR24

Liam J. Bromhead, Jason Smith and Christopher S. P. McErlean

14. Published 10 June 2015
Synthesis and Thermal Stability of New Polynitrostilbenes

Jianping Wei, Fangmei Li, Junhui Xu and Xinhua Peng

15. Published 6 October 2015
New, Homochiral Synthons Obtained through Simple Manipulations of Enzymatically Derived 3-Halo-cis-1,2-dihydrocatechols

Lorenzo V. White, Ping Lan, Brett D. Schwartz, Anthony C. Willis and Martin G. Banwell

16. Published 15 December 2015
Synthesis and Properties of Photoswitchable Carbohydrate Fluorosurfactants

Yingxue Hu, Joshua B. Marlow, Rajesh Ramanathan, Wenyue Zou, Hui Geok Tiew, Matthew J. Pottage, Vipul Bansal, Rico F. Tabor and Brendan L. Wilkinson

17. Published 8 September 2015
Total Radiosynthesis: Thinking Outside ‘the Box'

Steven H. Liang and Neil Vasdev

18. Published 11 May 2015
Diaryliodonium Salts: Aryl Transfer Reagents for Alkyne Difunctionalization

Felix Hartrampf and Henry Toombs-Ruane

19. Published 15 December 2015
The Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Anithiactin A/Thiasporine C and Analogues

Richard A. Lamb, Michael P. Badart, Brooke E. Swaney, Sinan Gai, Sarah K. Baird and Bill C. Hawkins

20. Published 8 July 2015
Hybrid Pyrazolyl-1,2,3-Triazolyl Tripodal Tetraamine Ligands: Click Synthesis and Cobalt(III) Complexes

John R. Cubanski, Matthew E. Reish, Allan G. Blackman, Peter J. Steel, Keith C. Gordon, David A. McMorran and James D. Crowley


      
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