Enhancing selective CO2 adsorption via chemical reduction of a redox-active metal–organic framework - A new microporous framework, Zn(NDC)(DPMBI) (where NDC = 2,7-naphthalene dicarboxylate and DPMBI = N,N′-di-(4-pyridylmethyl)-1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxydiimide), containing the redox-active benzenetetracarboxydiimide (also known as pyromellitic diimide) ligand core has been crystallographically characterised and its carbon dioxide uptake as a function of oxidation studied.
Today sees the release of Ithaka S+R‘s report “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Chemists” for which I was an interviewee. It is pleasing to see active chemists feedback looping back to direct the future direction of Research Support Services in Chemistry.
About the report they say,
“In this report, we present the results of Ithaka S+R’s study of the scholarly practices of academic chemists. This study, funded by Jisc, presents information meant to empower research support providers in their work with chemists. The report covers themes such as data management, research collaboration, library use, discovery, publication practices, and research funding.”
Controlling magnetic communication through aromatic bridges by variation in torsion angle – A series of heteroaromatic bridging ligands are employed in the synthesis of a family of paramagnetic, heterometallic ring dimers. The extent of spin propagation between the rings via the organic conduit is investigated through micro-SQUID magnetometry and EPR spectroscopy from which conclusions over the mechanism of spin-communication are drawn.