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Exclusive Papers of the Editorial Board Members and Topical Advisory Panel Members of Molecules in the Section “Applied Chemistry”

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 678

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Molecules is dedicated to recent advances in applied chemistry research areas and comprises a diverse selection of exclusive papers from the Editorial Board Members (EBMs) and Topical Advisory Panel Members of the Section “Applied Chemistry”. It focuses on highlighting recent interesting investigations conducted in the laboratories of our section’s EBMs and aims to represent our section as an attractive open access publishing platform for applied chemistry research.

Prof. Dr. Ioana Demetrescu
Prof. Dr. Eleonora-Mihaela Ungureanu
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Keywords

  • applied chemistry
  • new molecules/materials
  • analytical methods and techniques
  • electrochemistry and catalysis
  • green chemistry
  • theoretical chemistry

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A Novel Low-Density-Biomass-Carbon Composite Coated with Carpet-like and Dandelion-Shaped Rare-Earth-Doped Cobalt Ferrite for Enhanced Microwave Absorption
by Tao Shang, Hongwei Zhu, Yichun Shang, Ruixia Wu and Xuebing Zhao
Molecules 2024, 29(11), 2620; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules29112620 - 2 Jun 2024
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A novel low-density composite for the absorption of microwaves was prepared by loading La-doped spinel cobalt ferrite (La-CFO) onto biomass carbon (BC) derived from corn stalks using a hydrothermal method. This composite (La-CFO@BC) not only maintained the advantageous properties of low density and [...] Read more.
A novel low-density composite for the absorption of microwaves was prepared by loading La-doped spinel cobalt ferrite (La-CFO) onto biomass carbon (BC) derived from corn stalks using a hydrothermal method. This composite (La-CFO@BC) not only maintained the advantageous properties of low density and abundant porosity, but also exhibited a unique morphology, with La-CFO displaying a carpet-like structure interspersed with dandelion-shaped particles. The incorporation of La-CFO effectively tuned the electromagnetic parameters of the composite, thereby improving its impedance-matching attributes and its ability to absorb microwave radiation. At a frequency of 12.8 GHz for electromagnetic waves and with a thickness of 2.5 mm, La-CFO@BC demonstrated remarkable performance in microwave absorption, attaining a noteworthy minimum reflection (RLmin) of −53.2 dB and an effective absorption bandwidth (EAB) of 6.4 GHz. Furthermore, by varying the thickness of the La-CFO@BC within the range of 1.0 to 5.5 mm, the EAB could be broadened to 13.8 GHz, covering the entire X-band, the entire Ku-band, and a substantial portion of the C-band. This study demonstrated that La-CFO@BC was a promising alternative for electromagnetic wave attenuation, which offered superior performance in microwave absorption. Full article
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[FeIIICl(TMPPH2)][FeIIICl4]2: A Stand-Alone Molecular Nanomedicine That Induces High Cytotoxicity by Ferroptosis
by Xiao Wang, Jia-Hao Feng, Chun-Mei Zeng, Ze-Sheng Zhang, Feng-Lin Cao, Wen-Hua Zhang, Jin-Xiang Chen and David J. Young
Molecules 2024, 29(11), 2495; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules29112495 - 24 May 2024
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Developing clinically meaningful nanomedicines for cancer therapy requires the drugs to be effective, safe, simple, cheap, and easy to store. In the present work, we report that a simple cationic Fe(III)-rich salt of [FeIIICl(TMPPH2)][FeIIICl4]2 [...] Read more.
Developing clinically meaningful nanomedicines for cancer therapy requires the drugs to be effective, safe, simple, cheap, and easy to store. In the present work, we report that a simple cationic Fe(III)-rich salt of [FeIIICl(TMPPH2)][FeIIICl4]2 (Fe-TMPP) exhibits a superior anticancer performance on a broad spectrum of cancer cell lines, including breast, colorectal cancer, liver, pancreatic, prostate, and gastric cancers, with half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values in the range of 0.098–3.97 μM (0.066–2.68 μg mL−1), comparable to the best-reported medicines. Fe-TMPP can form stand-alone nanoparticles in water without the need for extra surface modification or organic-solvent-assisted antisolvent precipitation. Critically, Fe-TMPP is TME-responsive (TME = tumor microenvironment), and can only elicit its function in the TME with overexpressed H2O2, converting H2O2 to the cytotoxic •OH to oxidize the phospholipid of the cancer cell membrane, causing ferroptosis, a programmed cell death process of cancer cells. Full article
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