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Australian Journal of Chemistry

Australian Journal of Chemistry

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. Read more about the journalMore

Editors-in-Chief: George Koutsantonis and John Wade

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These articles are the latest published in the journal. Australian Journal of Chemistry has moved to a continuous publication model. More information is available on our Continuous Publication page.

Published online 23 January 2024

CH23196Experimental and computational study of a multi-active-site Schiff base as corrosion inhibitor of mild steel in 1M HCl

Xiaolong Li 0000-0002-0080-2906, Ting Long, Qian Wu, Chuan Lai, Yue Li 0009-0005-7481-6840, Junlan Li, Boyan Ren, Keqian Deng, Chaozheng Long and Shuting Zhao

Chemical structure of Schiff base; photo of steel corrosion after treatment; graphs of physical property measurements

DFT calculations and MD simulation were used to analyse the corrosion inhibition activity and mechanism of N,N′-(1,4-phenylene)bis(1,1-di(pyridin-2-yl)methanimine) (PBDPM), and the structure–activity relationship was tested. The results from SEM and water contact angle and potentiodynamic polarisation curve measurements verify the adsorption behaviour of PBDPM on the surface of mild steel, and test that PBDPM plays a role in corrosion inhibition by changing the hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties of the surface of mild steel. (Image credit: Xiaolong Li.)

Published online 10 January 2024

CH23182Transition metal element doping to optimize the photochromic properties of WO3

Xuhui Jin and Aihua Yao 0000-0001-8013-0339

Photochromic inks and rewriting paper prepared with WO3-0.1Mo and WO3-0.1Cu.

The doping of WO3 with transition metal elements significantly optimised its photochromic properties. Mo changed the colour after UV irradiation and Cu increased the fading rate of WO3. Photochromic ink and photochromic rewriting paper were prepared using the obtained photochromic powders with a cycle life of more than 50 times. (Image credit: Xuhui Jin.)

Published online 08 January 2024

CH23190Cobalt(II) catalytic oxidation of arylmethyl sulfonyl imines to arylcarbonyl analogues

Zetao Ma, Peipei Ma, Hongli Wu and Haifeng Gan 0000-0001-9433-0542

Chemical structures and reaction conditions for conversion of 3-arylmethyl sulfonyl imines to 3-arylcarbonyl analogues

A novel Co(OAc)2/NHPI-catalyzed oxidation of 3-arylmethyl sulfonyl imines to prepare 3-arylcarbonyl analogues has been realized. 3-Arylcarbonyl sulfonyl imines were comprehensively synthesized from benzyl substrates for the first time. The reactions proceeded in moderate to excellent yields. Mechanistic investigation suggests that alcohol compounds A are the key intermediates for the formation of products 2. (Image credit: Gan Haifeng.)

Published online 08 January 2024

CH23146Recognising a beacon of teaching and learning leadership in Australian chemistry

Alex C. Bissember 0000-0001-5515-2878, Reyne Pullen 0000-0002-8617-1630 and Gwendolyn A. Lawrie 0000-0001-9839-6231

Graphic depicting chemistry academics working together as part of a community with a shared goal to implement changes in their own institution’s practices

The process of engaging chemistry academics across multiple institutions in conversations to establish consensus regarding measuring chemistry threshold learning outcomes (CTLOs) is complex. Brian Yates adopted a unique leadership approach by combining relational, distributed and collaborative leadership in initiating and supporting chemistry academic communities of practice (CoPs). (Image credit: Gwendolyn Lawrie.)

This article is part of the collection: Dedication to Brian Yates.

Published online 12 December 2023

CH23149Lanthanide coordination polymers based on an aromatic dicarboxylic acid and 1,10-phenanthroline ligands: synthesis, structure and luminescence properties

Shu-Ju Wang, Yang Liu, Zhi-Qing Zhang, Qian Li, Gang Xiong, Li-Xin You 0000-0003-1017-3901 and Yaguang Sun 0000-0001-5850-0938

Schematic showing the complexation of 2-[(4-carboxyphenyl)methoxy]benzoic acid and 1,10-phenanthroline with various lanthanides and the resulting 2-D structure formed.

Four 2-D Ln-CPs [Ln = La (1), Pr (2), Sm (3), Eu (4)] based on mixed ligands, 2-[(4-carboxyphenyl)methoxy]benzoic acid (H2cob) and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), were prepared and characterized. Complexes 3 and 4 show luminescence of the trivalent lanthanides. (Image credit: Lixin You.)

Published online 23 November 2023

CH23153A novel ratiometric fluorescent sensor based on terpyridine derivatives for Zn2+ in aqueous solution

Qinghong Bai, Yangming Jiang, Enming Hu, Libin Lv 0000-0002-6132-2527, Chenghui Wang and Xin Xiao 0000-0001-6432-2875

Schematic representation of zinc ion binding to terpyridine probe producing solution color change from blue to yellow

We designed and synthesized a new fluorescent probe G based on 4-bromobenzaldehyde, CH3I and 4-vinylpyridine. Probe G formed a 1 : 1 complex with Zn2+ that produced a large fluorescence enhancement and a red shift of ~95 nm. Under ultraviolet light, on addition of Zn2+, the fluorescent color of probe G changed from blue to yellow. The tripyridine derivative probe G can quickly detect and identify zinc ions with high selectivity and a low detection limit in aqueous solution. (Image credit: Qinghong Bai.)

Published online 13 November 2023

CH23154Synthesis and antibacterial activity of 6″-decanesulfonylacetamide-functionalised amphiphilic derivatives of amikacin and kanamycin

Dylan C. Farr, Lendl Tan, Juanelle Furness, I. Darren Grice 0000-0001-9218-457X, Nicholas P. West 0000-0003-0955-9890 and Todd A. Houston 0000-0001-9369-8804

Molecular structure of decanesulfonylacetamide–amikacin conjugate; MIC is 22 μg mL–1 against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Two potent antitubercular compounds, one hydrophilic (amikacin) and one hydrophobic (DSA), have been combined in a single molecule and shown to retain activity against M. tuberculosis as well as selectivity relative to S. aureus activity. This has potential to improve bioavailability and circumvent resistance mechanisms. (Image credit: Todd A. Houston.)

Published online 20 October 2023

CH23128Approach to achieve controlled particle size synthesis of non-polar functionalised siloxane particles using a one-pot synthesis

Rowan McDonough 0000-0002-0572-6623, Daniel Mangos, Chris Hassam 0000-0001-9644-093X, Jonathan Campbell 0000-0003-3439-8531 and David A. Lewis 0000-0003-1245-3683

Flow chart of two one-pot methods for silica nanoparticle synthesis from functionalised silanes

A scalable methodology that allows particles based on trialkoxy siloxanes with non-polar substituents to be synthesised in a one-pot reaction through the controlled addition of the reactants is reported. By dispersing the trialkoxy silane precursor prior to addition to the reaction solution, excellent control of particle size and dispersity can be achieved for systems not normally compatible with Stober methods.

Published online 10 October 2023

CH23130The synthesis and manipulation of certain Diels–Alder adducts of levoglucosenone and iso-levoglucosenone

Brett Pollard 0000-0002-5148-9665, Xin Liu, Luke A. Connal, Martin G. Banwell 0000-0002-0582-475X and Michael G. Gardiner 0000-0001-6373-4253

Structural formulae of levoglucosenone and its pseudo-enantiomer iso-levoglucosenone.

In the pursuit of new monomers for the sustainable production of polymers, the biomass-derived and platform molecule levoglucosenone (LGO, 1) as well as the pseudo-enantiomeric compound iso-levoglucosenone (iso-LGO, 3) were engaged in a series of Diels–Alder cycloaddition reactions with a range of cyclic dienes. Various manipulations of the resulting adducts provided new monomeric systems likely to be suitable for polymerisation.

Published online 27 September 2023

CH23098Green synthesis of dual-spinneret electrospun polyacrylonitrile–ZnO@β-cyclodextrin–chitosan nanofibrous nanocomposite as a novel nano-biosorbent

Sohrab Hajmohammadi, Dadkhoda Ghazanfari 0009-0007-9971-1855, Enayatollah Sheikhhosseini, Nahid Rastakhiz and Hamideh Asadollahzadeh

Flow chart of ZnO@β-cyclodextrin nanoparticle synthesis and fading color images showing effectiveness at dye removal.

This work introduces a unique nano-biosorbent made of a polyacrylonitrile–ZnO@β-cyclodextrin–chitosan nanofibrous nanocomposite. The nanocomposite’s effectiveness as a novel antibacterial and photocatalyst agent for eliminating methylene blue was evaluated. Results verified the production of the nanocomposite, which exhibited high efficiency for methylene blue removal and acceptable antibacterial activity. (Image credit: Dadkhoda Ghazanfari.)

NMR spectra comparison of the NMR hydrogen shielding constants for diborane, ammonia borane and phosphine borane

1H NMR spectra of the boranes show that the two different group of hydrogens in the H3BXH3 (X═B, N and P) compounds have different roles and 11B NMR indicates the boron chemical environments are also different. (Image credit: Feng Wang.)

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