Physical Chemistry

This section publishes articles in all areas of physical chemistry including catalysis, chemical kinetics, chemical physics, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, surfaces and interfaces, electrochemistry, and photochemistry.

Section Editor: Debra Banville

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  1. Research article

    Intramolecular H-bonding interaction in angular 3-π-EWG substituted imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines contributes to conformational preference

    The proton at position 5 of imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines substituted with an angular electron withdrawing group (EWG) at position 3, shows an unusual downfield chemical shift, which is usually explained in terms of...

    Manuel Velázquez-Ponce, Héctor Salgado-Zamora, Hugo A Jiménez-Vázquez, Maria Elena Campos-Aldrete, Rogelio Jiménez, Humberto Cervantes and Taibi Ben Hadda

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:20

    Published on: 31 January 2013

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    Python algorithms in particle tracking microrheology

    Particle tracking passive microrheology relates recorded trajectories of microbeads, embedded in soft samples, to the local mechanical properties of the sample. The method requires intensive numerical data pro...

    Timo Maier and Tamás Haraszti

    Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:144

    Published on: 27 November 2012

  3. Research article

    Titanocene / cyclodextrin supramolecular systems: a theoretical approach

    Recently, various metallocenes were synthesized and analyzed by biological activity point of view (such as antiproliferative properties): ruthenocenes, cobaltoceniums, titanocenes, zirconocenes, vanadocenes, n...

    Adrian Riviş, Nicoleta G Hădărugă, Zeno Gârban and Daniel I Hădărugă

    Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:129

    Published on: 5 November 2012

  4. Research article

    Semi-empirical study of ortho-cresol photo degradation in manganese-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles suspensions

    The optimization processes of photo degradation are complicated and expensive when it is performed with traditional methods such as one variable at a time. In this research, the condition of ortho-cresol (o-creso...

    Yadollah Abdollahi, Azmi Zakaria, Abdul Halim Abdullah, Hamid Reza Fard Masoumi, Hossein Jahangirian, Kamyar Shameli, Majid Rezayi, Santo Banerjee and Tahereh Abdollahi

    Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:88

    Published on: 21 August 2012

  5. Research article

    Binding selectivity of dibenzo-18-crown-6 for alkali metal cations in aqueous solution: A density functional theory study using a continuum solvation model

    Dibenzo-18-crown-6 (DB18C6) exhibits the binding selectivity for alkali metal cations in solution phase. In this study, we investigate the main forces that determine the binding selectivity of DB18C6 for the m...

    Chang Min Choi, Jiyoung Heo and Nam Joon Kim

    Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:84

    Published on: 8 August 2012

  6. Research article

    Fluorescent property of 3-hydroxymethyl imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine and pyrimidine derivatives

    Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines and pyrimidines are important organic fluorophores which have been investigated as biomarkers and photochemical sensors. The effect on the luminescent property by substituents in the he...

    Stephania Velázquez-Olvera, Héctor Salgado-Zamora, Manuel Velázquez-Ponce, Elena Campos-Aldrete, Alicia Reyes-Arellano and Cuauhtémoc Pérez-González

    Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:83

    Published on: 7 August 2012

  7. Research article

    Non-isothermal kinetics of thermal degradation of chitosan

    Chitosan is the second most abundant nitrogen containing biopolymer in nature, obtained from the shells of crustaceans, particularly crabs, shrimp and lobsters, which are waste products of seafood processing i...

    Velyana Georgieva, Dilyana Zvezdova and Lyubomir Vlaev

    Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:81

    Published on: 2 August 2012

  8. Research article

    Oxygen radical-mediated oxidation reactions of an alanine peptide motif - density functional theory and transition state theory study

    Oxygen-base (O-base) oxidation in protein backbone is important in the protein backbone fragmentation due to the attack from reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, an alanine peptide was used model syst...

    Hsing-Yu Chen, Soonmin Jang, Tzyy-Rong Jinn, Jia-Yaw Chang, Hsiu-Feng Lu and Feng-Yin Li

    Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:33

    Published on: 24 April 2012

  9. Research article

    New thermodynamic data for CoTiO3, NiTiO3 and CoCO3 based on low-temperature calorimetric measurements

    The low-temperature heat capacities of nickel titanate (NiTiO3), cobalt titanate (CoTiO3), and cobalt carbonate (CoCO3) were measured between 2 and 300 K, and thermochemical functions were derived from the result...

    Stephan Klemme, Wilfried Hermes, Mathias Eul, Clazina H Wijbrans, Arno Rohrbach and Rainer Pöttgen

    Chemistry Central Journal 2011 5:54

    Published on: 19 September 2011

  10. Research article

    Electrodeposition of quaternary alloys in the presence of magnetic field

    Electrodeposition of Ni-Co-Fe-Zn alloys was done in a chloride ion solution with the presence and absence of a Permanent Parallel Magnetic Field (PPMF). The PPMF was applied parallel to the cathode surface. Th...

    Mehdi Ebadi, Wan Jeffrey Basirun, Yatimah Alias and Mohammadreza Mahmoudian

    Chemistry Central Journal 2010 4:14

    Published on: 6 July 2010

  11. Research article

    Inner-sphere oxidation of ternary iminodiacetatochromium(III) complexes involving DL-valine and L-arginine as secondary ligands. Isokinetic relationship for the oxidation of ternary iminodiacetato-chromium(III) complexes by periodate

    In this paper, the kinetics of oxidation of [CrIII(HIDA)(Val)(H2O)2]+ and [CrIII(HIDA)(Arg)(H2O)2]+ (HIDA = iminodiacetic acid, Val = DL-valine and Arg = L-arginine) were studied. The choice of ternary complexes ...

    Hassan A Ewais, Faris D Dahman and Ahmed A Abdel-Khalek

    Chemistry Central Journal 2009 3:3

    Published on: 4 February 2009

  12. Research article

    Interaction of 2-aminopyrimidine with dichloro-[1-alkyl-2-(naphthylazo) imidazole]palladium(II) complexes : Kinetic and mechanistic studies

    The anticancer properties of cisplatin and palladium(II) complexes stem from the ability of the cis-MCl2 fragment to bind to DNA bases. However, cisplatin also interacts with non-cancer cells, mainly through bond...

    Pradip Kumar Ghosh, Sushanta Saha and Ambikesh Mahapatra

    Chemistry Central Journal 2007 1:23

    Published on: 16 October 2007

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