ChemPubSoc Europe is an organization of 16 European chemical societies, founded in the late 1990s as a consequence of the amalgamation of many chemical journals owned by national chemical societies into a number of high-quality European journals.
ChemPubSoc Europe's journals, all published with Wiley-VCH, are: Chemistry—A European Journal, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, ChemBioChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemMedChem, ChemSusChem, ChemCatChem, ChemPlusChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemistryOpen, and ChemViews, the ChemPubSoc Europe e-zine. They replaced 16 traditional national chemistry journals.
The participating societies share a commitment to scientific excellence, to publishing ethics, and to the highest standards in publication, which are the basis for the success of the ChemPubSoc Europe journals.
ChemPubSoc Europe and its Asian sister organization, the Asian Chemical Editorial Society (ACES), mutually support each other in the publication of their journals Chemistry—A European Journal, Chemistry—An Asian Journal, and ChemSusChem.
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The latest impact factors for the ChemPubSoc Europe journals are as follows (2013):
|Chemistry A—European Journal||5.696|
|European Journal of Organic / Inorganic Chemistry||3.145 / 2.965|
|ChemPhysChem / ChemElectroChem||3.360 / n/a|
|ChemBioChem / ChemMedChem||3.060 / 3.046|
|ChemSusChem / ChemCatChem||7.117 / 5.044|
|ChemPlusChem / ChemistryOpen||3.242 / 2.938|
A Ti-catalyzed, highly selective Friedel–Crafts reaction of indoles and imines has been developed. Cp2TiCl2 and phenol, with a single Lewis acid site, catalyzed the mono-Friedel–Crafts reaction of indoles and N-sulfonylaldimines, whereas o-aminophenol enhanced the acidity of titancene catalyst, enabling both Lewis and Brønsted acid sites to promote the synthesis of bisindole.
Xiu, Wang Zhenhua, Wang Guofang Zhang, Weiqiang Zhang, Ya Wu, Ziwei Gao
Eur. J. Org. Chem., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201501122. Read article.
Chiral monodentate phosphines have been prepared and used for the synthesis of gold(I) complexes. These complexes proved to be highly active catalysts for the first enantioselective gold-catalysed cycloisomerization reactions of 3-hydroxy-1,5-enynes (ee's up to 80 %).
Zhiyong Wu, Pascal Retailleau, Vincent Gandon, Arnaud Voituriez, Angela Marinetti
Eur. J. Org. Chem., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201501121. Read article.
Two series of molecules designed for grafting onto KBr or NaCl surfaces have been prepared. The molecules comprise a rigid central benzene or triphenylene core bearing, respectively, two or six alkyl ether chains terminated by cyano, carboxylic, α-amino acids, or 1,2,3-triazoles as anchoring groups.
Adeline R. Pujol, Sonia Bataillé, André Gourdon
Eur. J. Org. Chem., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201501077. Read article.
The interaction of cobalt(II) and nickel(II) with a 8-hydroxyquinoline-cyclodextrin conjugate was investigated in aqueous solution. This family of chelators under study is relevant in the treatment of diseases related to metal dyshomeostasis.
Carmelo Sgarlata, Valentina Oliveri, John Spencer
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201501198. Read article.
The crystal structure of Ni12(CO3)8(OH)8·(x – 1)H2O or Ni12(CO3)8(OH)6O·xH2O (x = 6–8) consists of cages that contain several zeolite-like water molecules. The title compound is proven to be a pure carbonate and not nickel hydrogen carbonate, as was assumed before.
Christine Rincke, Sebastian Bette, Robert E. Dinnebier, Wolfgang Voigt
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201501094. Read article.
The self-assembly of the ligands bis(pyrazol-1-yl)(pyridin-3-yl)methane and bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)(pyridin-3-yl)methane with PdII or CoII led to trinuclear or mononuclear derivatives, respectively, whereas chiral cyclic dimers were obtained with NiII and AgI centres. The supramolecular structures were analysed and the “pyrazolyl embrace” was found in a silver complex.
Gema Durá, M. Carmen Carrión, Félix A. Jalón, Blanca R. Manzano, Ana M. Rodríguez
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201501077. Read article.
New tris(triazolyl)borate (Ttz) complexes of intermediate bulk are useful for forming zinc hydroxide complexes that readily activate carbon dioxide. This study shows that the Ttz ligand's steric and electronic properties influence the outcome of the synthesis and the reactivity. The reaction of (TtziPr2)ZnOH with CO2 was monitored by in situ IR spectroscopy.
Sopheavy Siek, Natalie A. Dixon, Mukesh Kumar, Jodi S. Kraus, Kirsten R. Wells, Brittany W. Rowe, Steven P. Kelley, Matthias Zeller, Glenn P. A. Yap, Elizabeth T. Papish
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201500819. Read article.
Heterocycle reassembling: 5-Halofurylcarbinol can serve as a bifunctional platform to react with an azide and amine by a Lewis acid promoted three-component reaction. It involves a novel formal [3+2] cycloaddition/ring-opening/amidation cascade, enabling the expediently and efficient construction of a diverse set of highly functional enamidyl triazoles (see scheme).
Hengtuo Yang, Jing Gou, Jiawei Guo, Dongyu Duan, Yu-Ming Zhao, Binxun Yu, Ziwei Gao
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201504330. Read article.
Fly like a butterfly! Three-dimensional butterfly-shaped slit cyclobisazaanthracenes were synthesized by Ni-mediated one-step cyclodimerization of dibromoazaanthracenes. Hydrazinobisanthenes obtained by closing the slit were found to possess a butterfly or a plane structure depending on the heterocycle (see scheme).
Koji Yamamoto, Shuhei Higashibayashi
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201504144. Read article.
Robust hollow structure: Graphene-wrapped hollow C/Fe3O4 microspheres are rationally designed and prepared through a novel facile strategy. The synergistic effect of carbon, Fe3O4, and graphene leads to excellent Li-storage performance (see figure).
Xingxing Li, Xueying Zheng, Jie Shao, Tian Gao, Qiang Shi, Qunting Qu
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201504035. Read article.
Compare and contrast: The use of DFT calculations permits good predictions of chemical shifts in CEST MRI agents. The most promising leads are nontoxic and have excellent activity in mice kidney MR imaging (see figure).
Jikun Li, Xinxin Feng, Wei Zhu, Nikita Oskolkov, Tianhui Zhou, Boo Kyung Kim, Noman Baig, Michael T. McMahon, Eric Oldfield
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503942. Read article.
Dual functionality: A coupled light-harvesting and charge-separation system is constructed by coordination-directed assembly of specifically functionalized chlorophyll molecules, in which nearly 100 % charge separation is achieved once a photon is absorbed (see figure; EnT=energy transfer, ET=electron transfer).
Yoshinao Shinozaki, Kei Ohkubo, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Kosuke Sugawa, Joe Otsuki
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503789. Read article.
Total synthesis of ryanodine, part 2: (+)-Ryanodine (1) is the ester derivative of 1H-pyrrole-2-carboxylic acid and the complex terpenoid (+)-ryanodol (2), which possesses eleven contiguous stereogenic centers on the pentacyclic ring system. The total synthesis of both 2 and 1 was realized from the enantiopure tetracycle. The new, two-step protocol was developed to attach the pyrrole moiety onto the hindered alcohol, enabling the completion of the first chemical construction of 1 (see scheme).
Kengo Masuda, Masaki Koshimizu, Masanori Nagatomo, Masayuki Inoue
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503641. Read article.
Total synthesis of ryanodine, part 1: (+)-Ryanodine (1) is a potent modulator of intracellular calcium release channels, designated as ryanodine receptors. A simple and efficient strategy for the enantioselective construction of the core tetracycle by specific recognition of the C2-symmetric substructure embedded within 1 was devised (see scheme; MOM=methoxymethyl). Moreover, a two-step ketone formation and a α-alkoxy bridgehead radical reaction were developed as the new powerful methodologies.
Masanori Nagatomo, Koji Hagiwara, Kengo Masuda, Masaki Koshimizu, Takahiro Kawamata, Yuki Matsui, Daisuke Urabe, Masayuki Inoue
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503640. Read article.
Divalent by design: Novel systems in which an N+ center is flanked by electron-donating benzimidazole/benzothiazole and cyclohexa-2,5-diene-4-(diaminomethynyl)-1-ylidene ligands were designed and synthesized (see figure). Crystal structure and electronic structure analysis confirmed the presence of dative bond between electron-donating ligands and the N+ center.
Prasad V. Bharatam, Minhajul Arfeen, Neha Patel, Priyanka Jain, Sonam Bhatia, Asit K. Chakraborti, Sadhika Khullar, Vijay Gupta, Sanjay K. Mandal
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503618. Read article.
Emission conditions: Three compounds have been designed and synthesized to investigate aggregation-induced emission (AIE) in an asymmetric donor–acceptor (D–A) construct of A'–D–π–A (A'=auxiliary acceptor) topology. The occurrence of AIE and subsequent optical disparities of these A'–D–π–A architectures are a direct consequence of the comparative strength of A' (see figure).
Roop Shikha Singh, Sujay Mukhopadhyay, Arnab Biswas, Daya Shankar Pandey
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503570. Read article.
Photo-MOFs respond to green and blue: Incorporating all-visible azobenzene photoswitches into microporous metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) confer good photochromic properties and the ability to photomodulate CO2 uptake on irradiation with visible light. The influence of the structures of the MOFs on the photoswitching ability of confined fluoroazobenzene moieties was investigated (see figure).
Sonia Castellanos, Alexis Goulet-Hanssens, Fangli Zhao, Alla Dikhtiarenko, Alexey Pustovarenko, Stefan Hecht, Jorge Gascon, Freek Kapteijn, David Bléger
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503503. Read article.
Donor–acceptor conjugates based on zinc porphyrin as the electron donor and copper(III) corrole as the electron acceptor have been successfully prepared with outstanding yields. Electrochemical and computational studies revealed the electron-deficient nature of copper(III) corrole, leading to phenomena of photoinduced electron transfer from the singlet excited zinc porphyrin to copper corrole, as demonstrated by femtosecond transient spectroscopy.
Thien H. Ngo, David Zieba, Whitney A. Webre, Gary N. Lim, Paul A. Karr, Scheghajegh Kord, Shangbin Jin, Katsuhiko Ariga, Marzia Galli, Steve Goldup, Jonathan P. Hill, Francis D'Souza
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503490. Read article.
Don’t FRET, DRET! An approach is presented to create energy-transfer systems that generate a remarkable large pseudo-Stokes shift with high emission intensity in both organic and aqueous media by combining dark resonance energy transfer (DRET) and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) in one donor–acceptor system (see figure).
Esra Şen, Kadem Meral, Serdar Atılgan
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201503457. Read article.
Attractive centres: A series of silicon- and tin-containing open-chain and eight-membered-ring compounds and their chloride and fluoride complexes has been synthesised and completely characterised. A common characteristic feature of these complexes is the complexation of halide anions by a bicentric Lewis acid that contains two tin centres (see figure).
Anicet Siakam Wendji, Christina Dietz, Silke Kühn, Michael Lutter, Dieter Schollmeyer, Wolf Hiller, Klaus Jurkschat
Chem. Eur. J., November 30, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201502722. Read article.