Two new Editorial Board members join Sustainable Chemical Processes

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We are pleased to announce that Professor Liang-Nian He, a Professor of Chemistry at the State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, China has joined the Editorial Board for Sustainable Chemical ProcessesHis research interests include: green synthetic chemistry; synthesis and application of task-specific ionic liquids; catalysis in green solvents such as ionic liquids, PEG and water; CO2 chemistry; biomass conversion, particularly chemical transformations of CO2 into fuels, chemicals and materials; and CO2 capture and utilization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor Michael Oelgemöller from James Cook University, Australia also joins us on the Editorial Board. His research activities include synthetic organic photochemistry, solar photochemistry, microflow photochemistry, the development of new photochemical synthesis tools and photochemical water treatment. He is a leading expert in …

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Heritage Science at VIII AIAr

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Heritage Science is a sponsor and the official journal of the 8th National Congress of the Italian Association of Archeometry (VIII AIAr).

The congress takes place at the National Research Council in Bologna 5-7 February 2014, and aims to foster dialogue and exchange of ideas on the state of research in the protection and conservation of cultural heritage.

Topics covered include: characterization and diagnostics; preventive conservation and restoration; technology innovations; innovative materials and nanotechnology; origin and dating studies; and enhancement and protection.

Highlights include the invited lecture on the first day on “Climate modelling and estimating damage to heritage” by Peter Brimblecombe, Associate Dean and Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment at the City University of Hong Kong.

Following the congress, a selection …

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New Editorial Board Members for Sustainable Chemical Processes

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We are pleased to announce the addition of two new scientists to the Editorial Board of Sustainable Chemical Processes.

 

Dr. Carol Lin, an Assistant Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong joins the Editorial Board. Her current research interests focus on the valorization of food waste through conversion into commercially valuable products such as the production of biofuels, bio-degradable polymer and specialty chemicals. Her recent work on ‘Starbucks Biorefinery’ strategy for sustainable production of succinic acid has been highlighted in numerous high profile media venues such as Time Magazine, Environmental Health Perspectives – National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, The New York Times and the

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Zooming into their lab notebook: Opening up Supplementary Information

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A group of researchers at the University of Southampton is inviting readers to explore their laboratory notebook in their latest paper published in Chemistry Central Journal on the synthesis and characterisation of a set of 4-substituted methylidene oxindoles. This class of compounds has demonstrated anticancer properties, and inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), linked with angiogenesis.

Simon Coles, Graham Tizzard et al. have recorded all the experimental and analytical characterisation data for these syntheses in an electronic lab notebook (ELN) using the LabTrove system developed at the University of Southampton. The ELN is also an open lab notebook which allows other users to view and share data thus aiding dissemination and …

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Festive Greetings from Chemistry Central!

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The Chemistry Central team wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season, and much success in the New Year!

And here’s our traditional Christmas pudding buckyball…!!!

Research from 2013: Themed series and key papers

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This year proved to be an exciting time at Chemistry Central. As well as two new journal launches (Heritage Science and Sustainable Chemical Processes), a collection of themed series from Chemistry Central Journal and Journal of Cheminformatics were published highlighting emerging key topics concerning the chemistry community.

Throughout the year Chemistry Central Journal has been publishing papers for the ‘Emerging Contaminants’ thematic series. Along with research looking at emerging contaminants, the series covers new issues relating to traditional contaminants. For the last decade concerns have been rising over the contamination of water sources with pharmaceuticals, pesticides and various other household chemicals. A key article, published as part of this series, from Shane Snyder et al

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The year at Chemistry Central: Highlights from 2013

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This year saw the launch of two new open access journals for Chemistry Central. Heritage Science, launched in April covering the use of scientific techniques to study cultural heritage and Sustainable Chemical Processes in May which covers scientific and engineering aspects of sustainable approaches in chemistry.

Within the first month Heritage Science published 14 articles and had over 10,000 articles accesses. Editor-in-Chief, Dr Richard Brereton highlighted the need for this journal in his guest blog earlier this year. The journal officially launched at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam during the Technart 2013 conference in September and was met with great success. A themed issue of selected papers from Technart will be published in early …

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Saving a sunken giant – the Vasa warship

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The salvaged Vasa warship, the ‘jewel of the Swedish Navy’, has been evaluated and a strategy for future support is published in the open access journal Heritage Science this week. The assessment involved a review of all essential data on the ship’s oak material and the results will help conservation efforts on one of the most important treasures of Sweden.

The Vasa warship was built between 1626 and 1628. Top heavy, she sank on her maiden voyage, after sailing less than 1.5km. Though her bronze cannons were salvaged in the 17th century, she lay on the seabed until 1961, when she was eventually salvaged. Since then a conservation treatment was carried out for 17 years, which …

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9th German Conference on Chemoinformatics, now in Fulda

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This popular cheminformatics conference is being held in Fulda for the first time on 10-12 November 2013, having moved from its previous location Goslar in Germany.

Journal of Cheminformatics is once again among the conference sponsors, and will publish a supplement of the conference abstracts following the event. Abstracts from previous conferences can be viewed at the journal website.

Highlights from this year’s conference include:

Alex Clark describing the creation of chemical structure based user interfaces for mobile devices, combined with cloud-hosted web services for supporting functionality.

Peter Ertl providing an overview of visualization techniques from classical display of molecules as tables and grids, through visualization based on scaffold analysis, up to advanced techniques developed at Novartis, such as Molecule …

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Sustainable Chemical Processes at EuCheMS Green & Sustainable Chemistry Congress

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The 1st EuCheMS Congress on Green and Sustainable Chemistry takes place 13-15 October 2013 in Budapest Hungary, under the auspices of the Hungarian Chemical Society. Topics covered include bioresources, novel synthetic methodologies towards sustainability, energy issues and climate change, and analytical methods in green chemistry.

Sustainable Chemical Processes journal is a conference sponsor and exhibitor. Representatives from the journal are attending to provide more information about the new open access journal from Chemistry Central covering sustainable approaches in chemistry from nanolitre to multilitre, from laboratory to industry.

This is the first conference where Chemistry Central is exclusively showcasing Sustainable Chemical Processes, and it is an ideal opportunity to present the journal to …

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