Jacobs Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Jacobs Journal of Inorganic Chemistry is a peer-reviewed open access Jacobs journal that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. .The journal covers the topics related to: Stereochemistry, Biochemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Catalysis, Supramolecular chemistry, Materials science, Organic synthesis, Natural products, Heterocyclic chemistry, Industrial inorganic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, Organometallic compounds, Crystallography, Molecular Geometry, Organometallic Chemistry, Descriptive Chemistry, Crystal Lattices, Coordination Chemistry, Heat of Combustion, Green Chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical organic chemistry, Bioorganic chemistry.Classifications:

  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • H-Bonds
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Glyoxylic Acid
  • Sodium Azide
  • Schiff Base
  • Azido Mixed Ligand
  • Schiff Bases
  • Metal Complexes
  • Kinetics
  • Stoichiometry
  • Reduction
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • X-Ray Structures
  • Hirshfeld Surface
  • Electrochemistry
  • Spectroelectrochemistry
  • Polymeric Resins
  • Iron Doping
  • Solubility Limit
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Solid Solutions
  • Electrical Properties
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Photoelectron Spectroscopy


  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • H-Bonds
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Glyoxylic Acid
  • Sodium Azide
  • Schiff Base
  • Azido Mixed Ligand
  • Schiff Bases
  • Metal Complexes
  • Kinetics
  • Stoichiometry
  • Reduction
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • X-Ray Structures
  • Hirshfeld Surface
  • Electrochemistry
  • Spectroelectrochemistry
  • Polymeric Resins
  • Iron Doping
  • Solubility Limit
  • Electrical Conductivity

Open access truly expands shared knowledge across scientific fields; it is the best path for accelerating multi-disciplinary breakthroughs in research.

What is Open Access?

By Open Access, we mean the free, immediate, availability on the public Internet of those works which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment, permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles.

Why Open Access?

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Yet, too often, research results are not available to the broadest community of potential users. The Jacobs Publisher Open access journals provide a new opportunity to bring information to a wider audience at virtually no marginal cost, and allow them to use it in new, innovative ways. This has resulted in a call for new framework to allow research results to be more easily accessed and used.

Open access publishing promotes knowledge transfer by mouse click to global scientific community; users can discuss the articles in their research communities.
Open access publishing covers various initiatives and projects across the globe to make academic studies and results available to a wider readership.
In an Open Access publishing model the author retains the copyright, manuscripts are published relatively quickly, they are peer-reviewed by experts and quality will be maintained.
As open access publications has given unrestricted access, free of charge to world, even people in poorer countries who usually lack the financial means can access and use them.
Open access includes the increased visibility and citability of publications and all the other advantages of digital use, such as availability anytime, anywhere, being easier to find using search engines and the option of saving, copying and printing an article by user.
In a one word Open access is a driving force to bring research work online to global scientific world.

Editor Guidelines

We recognize the importance of our Editor/ Editor-in-Chief who play crucial role in Open Access Publication right from forming of editorial board to publishing of manuscripts in fostering the quality of a publication and the journals content. Editor/ Editor-in-Chief render invaluable services to Open Access through their eminence in research & expertise in respective field.

Responsibilities and Guidelines of the Editors

Editors are requested to assign the articles to the reviewers received from the editorial office. Articles are assigned based on the research interest of the editors. If the editors are busy with the other commitments, they can directly inform to the editorial office which enables us to assign the same article to other editors having similar research interest.
Timely contribution of the articles/ editorials/ short communications for upholding the issues constantly in the journal.
Encouraging the submission of the quality articles by recruiting authors or referring colleagues.
To determine the quality of the article once it is received from the editorial office.
Timely response to the editorial office to complete the review process within the provided timeline.
There is no limit for the editors to process the articles. It depends on the editors’ interest & his involvement in other commitments.
We encourage editors to provide new ideas/ suggestions for the development of the journal.
Editor has to monitor the complete peer review process to maintain the standards of the journal.
Editors need to ensure the protection of individual data and maintain confidentiality. While considering case reports and patient photographs, it is always suggested to obtain informed consent in written format.
Editors should ensure that all the articles are published with respect to the scope of the journal based on relevancy, integrity, scientific strength, new inputs, potential interest, completeness, clarity and ethics. Also assure that decisions given upon manuscripts are not affected by the authors’ origin, personal issues, nationality, ethnicity, race, religion or political beliefs. Decisions must be provided strictly based on the articles scientific validity and importance to the scientific community.


Review Process
Selection of reviewers
Reviewers Instructions
1. Review Process:

Reviewers play a major role in judging the quality of submitted manuscripts, articles or journals along with the Editorial Board Members through Peer-Review process. EB members help in handling the submitted manuscripts based on their expertise. They can accomplish the peer review process based on their own knowledge and experience or they can assign this task to the reviewers. The assigned reviewers are supposed to submit their comments to Editorial office by inclining to one of the below decision, the final decision maker is the assigned EB member. The identity of the reviewers is confidential to the authors at any time either during the process of review or after its publication. The papers should not be assigned to other people without Editors permission.
Reviewers comments should support one of the below mentioned acts.

• Accept it unconditionally
• Accept it with Minor revision
• Major revision
• To reject it outright (explain reason in report)

2. Selection of Reviewers:

Selection of reviewers for a particular manuscript is the responsibility of Jacobs’s publishers. It is based on many factors like expertise, proficiency and excellence in their particular field and their knowledge of past performance.
As part of our editorial procedure, we grant potential reviewers before sending them manuscripts to review. These Reviewers should keep in mind that even these initial messages or conversations contain confidential information, should be regarded as such.

3. Reviewer instructions:

Anonymity: Though reviewers are anonymous throughout the process, the review should be transparent, unbiased and should not involve personal or professional conflicts in the decision making.

Confidentiality: The articles received for review should be treated as confidential documents and should not be disclosed with anyone except with the assigned Editorial board and his reviewers. Reviewers are requested not to use any information of the assigned data even after publication unless they have the written statements of the authors.

Timely Review: The review process that results in timely publication provides a valuable service both to authors and to the scientific world.

Timeline: 10 days for Research/Review/Case Reports
07 days for Short Reports

Acceptance/ Rejection: The final decision of whether to accept or reject an article depends on the editor. Reviewers should mention a proper, sensible and fair reason to reject an article with recommendations.
Jacobs’s publishers allow reviewers to be notified about the outcome of the paper.

Feedback: The feedback to the reviewers along with the reviewer’s comments of that article will be sent to the reviewer to identify and transform themselves. Editorial Board who offers an opinion not accordance with the reviewer of that article should not feel that their recommendation is not considered and appreciated as it is the job of the EB members to make a decision.

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Regular Issue submission

The steps need to be followed to submit your manuscript in the Regular Issue are as follows

Prepare your manuscript by following the Author Guidelines
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Fill the data in the cover letter mentioning about the Special Issue title.
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You will receive an acknowledgement within 24-48hours.
Note: Manuscript should be submitted in word/PDF file. A confirmation mail from the editorial office will assure you that your manuscript has been received.

Ethics in Publication

Ethical Principles: Jacobs authors are expected to stick to the ethical standards and conduct that remain mandatory in scholarly publishing. During the submission, authors need to mention that their work has not been submitted elsewhere, instances (if any) & conflicts need to be stated and plagiarism must be strictly cross checked. For Animal/ Human models, ethical authorization copy needs to be submitted.

Breach of copyright/ Plagiarism: Plagiarism can be defined as making a replica of the published content. Jacobs Publishers strictly against the Plagiarism. We cross check every submission that is been submitted to any of its peer reviewed Journal. Any submission that has partially /completely plagiarized content will be rejected immediately after submission.

Attribution Practice: Citations need to be acknowledged for previously published content. It is obligatory when new ideas or results are produced. If the author fails to reproduce citation for any previous work, it will be considered as technical plagiarism and the paper might be rejected immediately.

Conflicts of Interest: Jacobs Publishers involves double blind peer review system to avoid conflicts for the submitted manuscript. The authors should hold responsibility in providing conflicts if any to avoid further conflicts.

Confidentiality Protection: Editors, Reviewers need to be very cautious while handling the research work of the authors. It is ethically not accepted to use/disseminate the unpublished work. Use of the unpublished work might consider for legal actions.

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Civility & Misconduct Allegations: Editors, Reviewers, Authors & the Journal staff are expected to adhere to the basic professional courtesy. Any verbal abuse, debates and insult is highly offended by the Jacobs Publishers. The supposed misconducts are severely offended further.

Jacobs Membership

As an endeavor in this noble mission we Jacobs publishers have rolled out a new concept called “Membership with Jacobs publishers” in which we provide maximum benefits to support your research. We hope this initiative of Membership with Jacobs publishers will inspire the global scientific & research community to usher in a new spirit of research. Following are the categories of memberships offered by Jacobs membership.

Individual Membership

In Individual Membership the registered scientist/ individual can publish unlimited submissions/ research work/ scientific work (Research/ review/ case reports/ editorial articles) for the period of one year.

Departmental Membership

In Departmental Membership the registered department can publish unlimited submissions/ research work/ scientific work (Research/ review/ case reports/ editorial articles) from entire department i.e. from Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and students of that department in our journal.

University/ Institutional Membership

In University/ Institutional Membership, the registered University/ academic institute can publish unlimited submissions/ research work/ scientific work (Research/ review/ case reports/ editorial articles) to any of Jacobs Publishers Journals.

Society/ Association Membership

In Society/ Association Membership, the registered Society/ Association can publish unlimited submissions/ research work/ scientific work (Research/ review/ case reports/ editorial) to any of Jacobs Publishers Journals.

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Department 5000 USD
University 10000 USD
Industries 15000 USD
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Author reprints are solely for the author’s personal, noncommercial use. Author reprints are available in both B/W and colour format with the addition of a standard cover page. Each article reprint is available with cover pages of the journal itself in order to maximise the impact and highlight the prestige of the content.

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Commercial reprints are high quality with specially designed covers. The reprints are an exact replica of the published article. These reprints are available only in the colour format with the customized cover page.

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Author Guidelines

Publishing your research content in Jacobs Publishers.

To help you to easily publish your manuscript and to ensure that you are aware of all the procedures of publishing, you are requested to go through our guidelines and detailed illustrations.

Following illustrations will help you to understand the steps involved in publishing your manuscript in Jacobs Publishers.

Select a Journal

How to select the journals ?

The journal you wish to publish your article or manuscript should be on the similar subject line as that of your article. For example “Jacobs Publishers ” will accept articles on Cancer Science and Clinical Research.

Prepare your Manuscript

You need to follow few guidelines to ensure that your article is well written and well received by the scientific community and researchers.


Plagiarism (defined by the Latin word plagiaries meaning an abductor and plagiare meaning to steal) is defined by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on delinquency in research as the stealing of another person’s ideas, tables, content, processes, results or words without citing the appropriate credit to be considered as crime. . The locality of the content is irrelevant: when it comes to plagiarism, content from the internet is equally comparable to information from appearing in a book or journal.

Plagiarisms are of types namely Self, Blatant and Unintentional: You might have extracted quite some content from your own existing paper. Such a plagiarism is termed self. Blatant is a very transparent way of copying contents from a few papers and unintentional is you might not have noticed while phrasing or paraphrasing.

Jacobs Publishers does not encourage any form of plagiarism, thus we strongly recommend you to check your article content before you submit manuscript to any of our journals. Plagiarism can be checked through online plagiarism software tools (although they are not completely reliable) to minimize further complications.

Formatting Prerequisites

1. Cover Letter
Cover letter must include the list of authors, and title of the manuscript. Mention the name of Jacobs Publishers and choice of interest to which the submission is sent. Cover letter should briefly communicate upon your study to previously published work. It should declare that the work is not published elsewhere. The article type should be mentioned (Research/ Review/ Short Communication/ Editorial/ Case Report/ Perspectives). Lists any suggested reviewers if any. Also, include current telephone and fax numbers, as well as postal and e-mail address of corresponding author to maintain communication.
Sample Cover Letter can be downloaded here: Cover Letter

2. File Types
Authors may submit their manuscript files in either of the mentioned formats like Word (as .doc or .docx), PDF. All the figures must be in either of gif/ tiff/ jpeg formats. The figure should be of high resolution and the figure legend word limit is 300 words.
If your manuscript is or will be in .doc format and contains equations, you must be following the instructions below to make sure that your equations are editable when the file enters production. We recommend you to use Math Type to create the equation.

3. Manuscript Organization
The following order remains same for all the article types except Abstract, Keywords remain mandatory for Research and Review. Word limits for Research/ Review/ Cases/ remain 5000 words where as for Short Communications/ Perspectives/ Editorials remain 1500 words. References cited are excluded in the word limit.

Order of Manuscript

Materials and Methods (Research)
Subheadings (Review and rest of the article types)
Results and Discussion (Results for Research/ Discussion for rest of the article types)



Title: The word limit of the title should not exceed 15 words. Title should be a proper description and relevant to the work provided. Font has to be set to Times New Roman Bold, Title case.

Abstract: Abstract should describe the main objectives of the study. It should be able to list out all the work briefly. Significance and the results of the study need to be precised briefly. Abstract ‘word limit’ should be limited to 300 words.
Note: Abstracts should be free of citations

Keywords: The major keywords used in the study need to be mentioned. Keywords limit is not more than 7-10 words

Abbreviations: If any abbreviations are used in the study, their first usage has to be mentioned in full form along with the usage abbreviation in brackets. If there are too many abbreviations they have to be mentioned below the keywords

Introduction: Introduction should be able to provide the background of the study. It should also provide comprehensive insight on the purpose of the study and its significance. Introduction needs to be descriptive and citations need to be provided

Materials and Methods: Particular details and/or practices for new approaches have to be mentioned. For the used protocols the proper citations has to be mentioned. Results have to be unique and not copied from any other sources. This section should present enough detail to permit researchers to fully replicate your study. We recommend authors to put forward detailed protocols for less well-established methods

Results and Discussions: This section might be further divided in subdivisions. Results and discussions must be providing the results. Illustrate the results of the experiments, the interpretation of these results, and the conclusions

Conclusion: Authors should elucidate how the results communicate to the theory presented as the basis of the study and provide a concise explanation of the allegation of the findings

Acknowledgements: Authors need to provide the funding details and the grant numbers if any. They might acknowledge their supported work

References: Jacobs Publishers use Vancouver referencing style. Authors should provide at least one online link in the references as following (preferably PubMed). Correct formatting of the references is important. Please use the following method for the reference list.

Reference Format: Author(s) Last name. Article title. Journal Name (Journal Short Name as in PubMed) Published year; Volume number: Page numbers.

Name of the author. Title of the book. Name of the chapter. Volume no. Edition. Edited by XXXX. Name of the city: Place; Year: Page numbers.


1.  Book Chapters:
Schnepf E: From prey via endosymbiont to plastids: comparative studies in dinoflagellates. In Origins of Plastids. Volume 2. 2nd edition. Edited by Lewin RA. New York: Chapman and Hall; 1993:53-76.

2. Complete Book:
Margulis L: Origin of Eukaryotic Cells. New Haven: Yale University Press; 1970.

Name of the author (Edition): Name of the conference: Date From –To Month Year; City. Place; Year.
Smith Y (Ed): Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996; Baltimore. Stoneham: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1996.

Name of the author: Title. Degree thesis. Name of the University, Name of the Department; Year.
Kohavi R: Wrappers for performance enhancement and oblivious decision graphs. PhD thesis. Stanford University, Computer Science Department; 1995.

Name of the authors. Title. Journal short name Year, Volume (Issue): Page numbers.
Ponder B, Johnston S, Chodosh L. Innovative oncology. In Breast Cancer Res 1998, 10:1-72.

Name of the authors: Title. Journal short name, in press.
Kharitonov SA, Barnes PJ: Clinical aspects of exhaled nitric oxide. Eur Respir J, in press.

Tables: We strongly support authors to submit tables in .doc format. Each and every table should be in a separate page and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the body. Cells can be copied from an Excel sheet and pasted into a word document, should not embed the Excel files as objects.

Note: PDF format of the article should be requested to submit in a doc format, in order to help in the completion of procedure successfully.

Figures and Figure Legends: Submission of Figures must be only in high-resolution TIFF, and JPEG formats. If you have designed images with separate components on different layers, kindly submit us the Photoshop files. Use Arabic numerals to classify figures and upper case letters for their parts and should be in parentheses (Figure 1). Figures legends should be in numerical order on a separate document. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the body.

Equations (OR) Formulae: Please use Math type for equations. Suggested Equation extraction Methods are Table and Equation Specifications.

Supplementary Material: Figures/Summary diagram included as part of the Supplementary Information (if any). All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information.

Acknowledgements: Authors need to provide the funding details and the grant numbers if any.

Peer Review of Manuscript

All the articles/reviews/mini communications/special issues or any other content submitted to our journals are first processed by our editorial team. The topics covered in the content are ensured to meet the minimum journal standards for their quality, validity, novelty, relevance and contribution to the respective field. All the submitted content expected to be in accordance with the guidelines of editorial policy of the journal.

Peer review is planned to select technically original research articles of significant interest in the specified areas within the scope of our journals

Reviewers are expected to assess the novelty of the work, to identify flaws and to suggest improvements accordingly.
Reviewers involved in peer review process are responsible to analyze the validity, novelty of the work and can point out any shortcomings in the paper for further improvements
The articles submitted to our Journals are first processed by our editorial team and ensured that the submission meets minimum Journal norms for relevance, quality and contribution as outlined in our Editorial policy.
If the editorial team finds the paper not appropriate in terms of relevance and/or quality issues, the article might be rejected. Thus, articles that are sent out for review are assumed to meet these basic criteria for publication in our Journals.
The submitting authors and the reviewers are concealed from each other throughout the review process.
Peer review creates awareness of the emerging topics in the current research of area of interest.


Article in Press

January 2018

Volume 2 Issue 1


Coming Soon…

Current Edition
December 2016
Volume 1 Issue 1
Research Article
Melamine: A New Versatile Reagent for Inorganic Nanomaterials SynthesisYapryntsev A.D, Baranchikov A.E, Ivanov V.K*
A novel, versatile technique for nanocrystalline oxides and oxohydroxides synthesis is proposed based on microwave-assisted hydrothermal hydrolysis of melamine. This technique is exemplified by the synthesis of CeO2, ZnO, Eu2(OH)5NO3•xH2O. By varying the temperature of the hydrothermal treatment (in the range of 140-230°C) and melamine concentration, particle sizes and morphology of the solid products can be easily tuned. The proposed method provides an additional control over the microstructure of inorganic materials synthesized by a hydrothermal technique.
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Research Article

Isomerism in Quantum Dots: Geometries, Band Gaps, Dipole Moments, Ionization Energies and Heats of Formation

Vitaly V. Chaban*

Quantum dot (QD) is a common term to designate a semiconductor nanostructure that confines motion of its conduction band electrons and/or valence band holes in all directions. QDs are so small particles that their electronic and optical properties differ drastically from the bulk volume of the corresponding substance. An entire QD can be seen as a single artificial atom because of its specific electronic structure (bound discrete electronic states).

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Research Article

M42 Primer Processing with Potassium and Copper Salt Formulations

M. M. Puszynski1*, N. Mehta, G. Cheng, K. D. Oyler, D. Fischer, T. M. Klapötke, and J. Stierstorfer

There has been a significant effort to develop suitable replacements for many energetic formulations containing environmentally undesirable compounds, especially lead. The purpose of this work was to synthesize and characterize tetraazido(1,2-di(1Htetrazol- 1-yl)ethane)dicopper(II) (Cu-salt) and dipotassium di-nitraminobistetrazole (K-salt) with the intent to replace lead styphnate in the M42 primer, while maintaining other compounds in the formulation. The formulations were prepared using a manual dry mixing procedure.

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Research Article

Polytypism of MoS2

Riccarda Caputo*

We investigate the polytypism of MoS2 via first-principles crystal structure prediction approach. In particular, we combine the random searching method, AIRSS, for crystal structure prediction, and total energy calculations, based on density functional theory, by using CASTEP.

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Research Article

New Members of the Zig-Zag [MnIII4] Clusters from Polydentate Schiff Base Ligands

Catherine P. Raptopoulou*, Yiannis Sanakis, Vassilis Psycharis, Michael Pissas

New members of the family of zig-zag [MnIII4] clusters are reported. Compounds [MnIII 4(L1)2(HL1)2(H2O)2(MeOH)2](Br)2 (1) and [MnIII 4(L2)2(HL2)2(H2O)2(MeOH)2](Br)2 (2) were synthesized by the reaction of MnBr2∙4H2O with the Schiff base ligands OHC6H4-CH=NC(R)(CH2OH)2 (R = CH3, H3L1; R = C2H5, H3L2) in MeOH. The molecular structures of 1-2 consist of centrosymmetric tetranuclear cations and bromide anions.

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Research Article

L-Valine and Salicylaldehyde Derivative Schiff Base Zn(II) Complexes as UVA Sunscreen

Nanami Yoshida, Tomoka Shimada, Haruka Hiroki, Masahiro Takase, Takashiro Akitsu*

Ultraviolet (UV) of sunlight is classified into UVC, UVB and UVA according to wavelength. Sunscreen cosmetics must protect our skin against damage such as stains and freckles caused by UVB light or wrinkles caused by UVA light. Commonly sunscreen cosmetics are composed of inorganic UV-reflecting compounds and organic UV-absorbing ones. Although many good materials of both types of compounds for UVB protection are known, only a few UVA-absorbing organic compounds are known in spite of serious hazard of UVA light.

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Research Article

Recovery of Rhodium and Palladium from Spent Automotive Catalyst by a New Extractant

Asghar Karami*, Aminreza Ansari, Ehsan Ardestani Javadi, Nasrin Sakhaeian Haji Mohammadi, Ebrahim Bakhtiyaridoost

This work examines a hydrometallurgical route for processing spent commercial catalysts containing Rh-Pd supported on a substrate of metals such as Al/Mg/ Ce used in Iranian car for recovery of the noble metal with less final wastes generation. Samples were initially pre-oxidized (650°C, 2 h, 1atm) in order to eliminate coke and the other pollutants. The basis of the present route is the partial dissolution of the pre-oxidized catalyst in a non aqua-regia medium.

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Original Article

Synthesis and Characterization of 5-methyl-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene-1,3-diolate and its Energetic Cesium Salt

Andreas Drechsel, Thomas M. Klapötke*, Tomasz G. Witkowski

The synthesis and characterization of the primary explosive cesium 5-methyl-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene-1,3-diolate (3) as well as its precursor compounds is described. The compounds were isolated as pure substances and characterized using multinuclear (1H, 13C) NMR spectroscopy, vibrational (IR and Raman) spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and elemental analysis. The thermal behavior of the compounds was established using differential scanning calorimetry. The solid state structure of 5-methyl- 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene-1,3-diol (2) was determined using low temperature single crystal X-ray diffraction. The friction and impact sensitivity tests were carried out using the BAM friction tester and BAM drophammer respectively.

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Research Article

Eu(Ш)-based Coordination Polymers: Ligand-Dependent Morphology and Photoluminescence Properties

Min Shuai, Mengmeng Shi, Hualan Xu, Shengliang Zhong*, Chenghui Zeng*

A facile template-free solvothermal strategy has been developed to synthesize Eu(III)-based coordination polymer (CP) hollow spheres, using N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF) as a solvent and 2-aminoterephthalic acid (H2ATPA) as a ligand. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), elemental analyses (EA), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), Brunauer− Emmett−Teller (BET), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). SEM and TEM results show that the Eu-ATPA hollow microspheres have diameters of 200–400 nm and a thickness of about 15–30 nm.

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Research Article

Chromium tricarbonyl η6-Complexes of (R)-[6]helicene -A DFT Study

Lemi Türker*

Isomeric chromium tricarbonyl η6-complexes of (R)-[6]helicene have been considered theoretically at the level of DFT ( as B3LYP/ 6-31G(d,p), B3LYP/LANL2DZ, B3LYP/SBKJC and B3LYP/6-31G(d,p)// B3LYP/SBKJC) in order to investigate some molecular orbital, electronic and thermodynamic properties. The chromium tricarbonyl η6-complex is formed each time on different ring of (R)-[6]helicene molecule ( on the same side of the molecular surface) to get the isomeric complexes and the effect of complexation on the stability and aromaticity of (R)-[6]helicene has been investigated by means of energy and NICS calculations results.

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