Celebrating 140 Years of the Swedish Chemical Society (Svenska Kemisamfundet)

16 December 2022
6 October 2023

Swedish Chemical Society logoThe Swedish Chemical Society (Svenska Kemisamfundet), one of the chemical societies of Chemistry Europe, is a nonprofit organization established to promote the development of chemistry and its applications in Sweden. The association serves the country's professional chemists and chemical engineers as well as chemistry teachers and students and others interested in chemistry. Established in 1883, the society celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2023.

  • Chemistry Europe is an association of 16 chemical societies from 15 European countries, representing over 75,000 chemists. Run by chemists, for chemists—we evaluate, publish, disseminate, and amplify the scientific excellence of chemistry researchers from around the globe. As part of our mission we work together with the individual societies to help promote their research and to highlight their milestones. In this spirit: Grattis till 140 år, svenska kemisamfundet!

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  • To help celebrate, Chemistry Europe invites you to submit your next paper to be featured in this Special Collection. We welcome contributions from all researchers in the chemical sciences affiliated to Sweden. In this Special Collection, we welcome Research Articles, Reviews, Concept and Perspective articles. More information about the article formats can be found in our Notice to Authors.

    All contributions will be evaluated by our in-house editorial teams and peer-reviewed in the same manner as any other manuscript submitted to Chemistry—A European Journal, ChemPhotoChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemistryOpen, and Chemistry—Methods.

    All articles accepted for this Special Collection will be published in regular issues of the journal as soon as possible and collated on this page.

    Authors based in Sweden are often able to benefit from transformative agreements and Wiley Open Access Accounts to make their article published in one of our Chemistry Europe journals Open Access. Make sure to check for eligibility by visiting the Wiley Author Services website to find out if the institution of you or your co-workers covers the APC.

    The deadline for submission is January 12th 2024.

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Research Articles

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Binding Modes of Xanthine-Derived Selective Allosteric Site Inhibitors of MTHFD2

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Computational modeling of xanthine-based inhibitors binding to the allosteric site of MTHFD2, with promising anticancer activity, was carried out. Using docking/IFD, MD simulations and binding free energy calculations, the binding modes in the MTHFD2 and MTHFD1 allosteric sites were analyzed, establishing a clear correlation with biological activity and selectivity. MD trajectories were furthermore analyzed to verify reported conformational changes in MTHFD2.

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Tris(trimethylsilyl) Phosphite and Lithium Difluoro(oxalato)borate as Electrolyte Additives for LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4-Graphite Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Add more: A combination of two electrolyte additives of tris(trimethylsilyl) phosphite (TMSPi) and lithium difluoro(oxalato)borate (LiDFOB) improves performance of high voltage LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4-graphite full-cells.

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Selective Valorization of Bio-derived Levulinic Acid and Its Derivatives into Hydrocarbons and Biochemicals by Using Hydrosilylation

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Designing a new methodology for the valorization of biomass is of the utmost importance for creating a sustainable future. In this work, we report an efficient hydrosilylation-based strategy for the selective valorization of biomass-derived levulinic acid and its derivatives into value-added chemicals such as pentane-1,4-diol, pentan-2-ol, 2-MTHF and even C5 hydrocarbons by using cost-effective and nontoxic silanes and the commercially available catalyst B(C6F5)3 at room temperature.

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Ionic Liquids and Electrolytes with Flexible Aromatic Anions

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Structural analogous ionic liquids (ILs) and electrolytes comprising oligoether-based flexible aromatic anions offer different physicochemical properties. The designed ILs and the electrolytes are fluorine-free and have better physicochemical properties than conventional electrolytes and have a great potential to be used as electrolytes in next generation batteries, in particular those operating at elevated temperatures and with limited electrochemical stability window.

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Open Access

An Indolin-3-imine Photobase and pH Sensitive Fluorophore

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Touching base: The photobasicity and pH sensitivity of a fluorescent indolin-3-imine derivative is described. The fluorophore can deprotonate and sense weakly acidic protic solvents – a process enhanced by excited state proton transfer. Cell imaging experiments revealed that indolin-3-imine is a potential scaffold for fluorescence cell microscopy.

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Modeling Amine Methylation in Methyl Ester Cavitand

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The binding and methylation reaction of eight amines in a resorcinarene-based methyl ester cavitand are studied computationally using a combination of molecular dynamics and density functional theory techniques. The origins of the experimentally-observed rate acceleration compared to the solution reactions are analyzed.

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Electroreductive Deoxygenative C−H and C−C Bond Formation from Non-Derivatized Alcohols Fueled by Anodic Borohydride Oxidation

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Herein, electroreductive C−OH bond activation and subsequent deoxygenative C−H and C−C bond formation is demonstrated for non-derivatized benzylic and propargylic alcohols. The cathodic transformations proceed via carbanions, formed via radical-polar crossover, and are efficiently balanced by anodic oxidation of borohydride additives, a strategy that serves as a highly attractive alternative to the use of sacrificial metal anodes.

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Amino-Acid Side-Chain Nanoarchitectonics for Tuning the Chiroptical Properties and Supramolecular Structure of Pentameric Oligothiophenes

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Self-assembled Proteophenes. Oligothiophenes with distinct amino acid side-chain functionalities along the conjugated backbone displayed distinct chiroptical and structural properties in acidic or alkaline solutions. The distinct photophysical characteristics, as well as the supramolecular structures of the assemblies were highly influenced by the chemical nature of the amino acid, as well as the positioning of distinct amino acid moieties along the thiophene backbone.

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Defect-Induced Raman Scattering in Cu2O Nanostructures and Their Photocatalytic Performance

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2D Cu2O coatings on flat copper and 3D copper nanopillars are compared for photocatalytic water cleaning. Thicker surface oxide layers on 3D structures develop CuO nano-needles due to copper ion diffusion. We show that defects in Cu2O induce Raman activity in several modes that are purely IR-active or optically silent in pristine Cu2O and that the 3D structures improve the photocatalytic efficiency by around 30 % at low pollutant concentrations.

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A Proof-of-Principle Design for Through-Space Transmission of Unidirectional Rotary Motion by Molecular Photogears

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A stereochemical approach to transmitting the directional double-bond rotary motion of light-driven molecular motors through space onto a remote single-bond axis is put forth and successfully tested by means of quantum-chemical modeling. A key result in the assessment of the approach is that the desired photogearing process is favorable compared to the undesired, free-standing single-bond rotation process (“slippage”) with which it competes.

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Open Access

Fluorescent Molecular Photoswitches for the Generation of All-Optical Encryption Keys

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A molecular cocktail consisting of three fluorescent photochromic compounds is demonstrated as a molecular encryption key. It is operated by all-photonic means and the function relies on highly non-linear time-based fluorescence in response to excitation and emission readout at different wavelengths.

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Open Access

Green and Scalable Biopolymer-Based Aqueous Polyelectrolyte Complexes for Zinc-Ion Charge Storage Devices

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A zinc ion aqueous electrolyte was prepared from blends of chitosan and alginate, by using a simple and scalable route. These green zinc ion electrolytes exhibit a stability window up to 2 V, a zinc ion transference number close to 1, and electrochemical cyclability over 7000 cycles at interfaces to zinc. This biologically derived polyelectrolyte complex offers many possibilities for optimizing transport and stability at electrode interfaces.

Research Article
Open Access

Can Telluric Acid Replace Chromate as a Homogeneous Catalyst in the Chlorate Process?

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Replacing Substances of Very High Concern without compromising other environmental targets is an intriguing challenge. In this study we explore the possibility to replace toxic Cr(VI) with Telluric acid as catalyst in the energy intense production of sodium chlorate.

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Open Access

Computational Study of the Fries Rearrangement Catalyzed by Acyltransferase from Pseudomonas protegens

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Density functional theory (DFT) calculations are employed to uncover the detailed reaction mechanism for the Fries rearrangement of 3-hydroxyphenyl acetate to 2′,4′-dihydroxyacetophenone catalyzed by the acyltransferase from Pseudomonas protegens (PpATase). Relative binding energies of other acetyl acceptors are also calculated to evaluate the possibility of PpATase catalyzing an intermolecular Fries rearrangement.

Reviews, Concepts, and Perspectives

Perspective
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The Role of Solvated Electrons in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

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Methanol fuel cells: Solvated electrons generated by incomplete conduction pathways in nano-structured electrodes is shown to be a phenomenon likely present in many electrochemical devices. By in situ spectro-electrochemistry we show how they alter the reactions present in direct methanol fuel cells and can explain the modest performance in terms of power density and fuel usage, and the high catalysts loadings needed.