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ChemEurJ cover on C60 opening using Rh-catalyst

Albert Artigas, Anna Pla-Quintana, Agustí Lledó, Anna Roglans, and Miquel Solà, members of the DiMoCat group of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis, have developed a synthetic method to generate open-cage fullerenes in a catalytic process. The Rh(I) catalyst employed is able to promote not only the [2+2+2] cycloaddition reaction but also the subsequent

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ChemPhysChem Cover for Sn2 mini-review

Today a mini-review on bimolecular nucleophilic substitution (SN2) reactions was published in ChemPhysChem, by Trevor Hamlin, Marcel Swart and Matthias Bickelhaupt. It describes the dependence of the energy profile on the nucleophile, leaving group, central atom, substituents, and solvent: The reaction potential energy surface (PES), and thus the mechanism of bimolecular nucleophilic substitution (SN2), depends profoundly on

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PCCP Cover on Regioselectivity of Diels-Alder cycloadditions

A group of chemists from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid lead by Prof. Nazario Martín together with the IQCC members Ouissam El Bakouri (ex-member of the IQCC, now in Uppsala), Miquel Solà, and Marc Garcia-Borràs (ex-member of the IQCC, now in UCLA) have studied the regioselectivity of the Diels-Alder reaction to C60in the singlet ground

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ACS Catalysis Cover on retro-aldolase activity

Enzymes exist as ensembles of conformations that are important for function. Tuning these populations of conformational states through mutation enables evolution toward novel activity. In the paper published in ACS Catalysis, Adrian Romero-Rivera, Marc Garcia-Borràs, and Sílvia Osuna describe a “shortest path map” tool based on inter-residue correlations along microsecond-scale MD simulations that is able

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Chem. Comm. Cover on Chemical Reactivity of Endohedral HF@C60

A group of chemists from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid lead by Prof. Nazario Martín and from the University of Southampton lead by Prof. Richard J. Whitby together with the IQCC members Sílvia Osuna, Miquel Solà, and Marc Garcia-Borràs (ex-member of the IQCC, now in UCLA) have reported the first chemical modification on the endohedral

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Cover at Anales de Química on metal-imido species

Today Teresa Corona and Anna Company reported in Anales de Química on metal-imido species, including the Cover picture by them. The corresponding paper (in Spanish) can be found here: Teresa Corona Prieto, Anna Company Casadevall “Especies metal-imido de alta valencia con metales tardíos de la primera serie de transición” An. Quím. 2017, 162-169

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Chem. Eur. J. cover on [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Acetylene and C60

Today a paper was published by Agustí Lledó, Anna Roglans and Miquel Solà on “A Computational Study of the Intermolecular [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Acetylene and C60 Catalyzed by Wilkinson’s Catalyst”. It is accompanied by the Cover picture. A. Artigas, A. Lledó, A. Pla-Quintana, A. Roglans, and M. Solà “A Computational Study of the Intermolecular [2+2+2]

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Reactivity of Ion-Encapsulated Fullerenes: Back cover of Chem. Eur. J.

Yago García-Rodeja and Israel Fernández (Univ. Complutense de Madrid), Miquel Solà from the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) and F. Matthias Bickelhaupt from the Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Amsterdam Center for Multiscale Modeling (ACMM) in the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (usual collaborator of the IQCC) have studied the influence of the encapsulation of

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Back-Cover PCCP on Supramolecular NMR

Today a paper was published by Abril Castro, Marcel Swart and Célia Fonseca Guerra on the “Influence of Substituents and Environment on NMR Shielding Constants of Supramolecular Complexes based on A-T and A-U Base Pairs” in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 13496-13502: In the present study, we have theoretically analyzed supramolecular complexes based on the Watson–Crick A–T and

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Olefin metathesis at cover of Catalysts

Density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been used to describe the first turnover of an olefin metathesis reaction calling for a new in silico family of homogenous Ru-based catalysts bearing a phosphine–phosphonium ylide ligand, with ethylene as a substrate. Equal to conventional Ru-based catalysts bearing an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand, the activation of these congeners

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