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Contents: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 42, No.3, 2017

Posted on 12. September, 2017.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.


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February 12th is Darwin Day!

Posted on 12. February, 2015.

In honour of Darwin's 206th birthday we have made the Darwin issue of Science Progress free to read.


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Effect of the gas-phase reaction on hydrogen microcombustion in a Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalytic plane channel with detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms

Posted on 11. February, 2015.

Micro-combustors are emerging as a powerful tool for the portable production of energy. The combustion-based micro-power generation systems may eventually replace environmentally non-benign and expensive lithium batteries in many devices due to the high energy density of hydrocarbon fuels (40 for hydrocarbon fuels versus 0.5 MJ kg-1 for lithium batteries).


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Contents: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 40, No.1, 2015

Posted on 4. February, 2015.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.


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Journal of Chemical Research, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2015 - Abstracts Edition

Posted on 29. January, 2015.

The Abstracts Edition of Journal of Chemical Research, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2015 is available now.


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Free Review - The determinants of lifespan in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: a short primer

Posted on 24. January, 2015.

The excitement generated by the study of the genetic determinants of lifespan in the soil-dwelling nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is not surprising: success in this field underlines that fact that the age dependent decline of any organism is subject to change through genetic manipulation or other interventions; lifespan is a phenotype like any other.


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Contents: Journal of Chemical Research, Volume 39, Issue No.1, January 2015

Posted on 22. January, 2015.

The Journal of Chemical Research is a monthly journal which has a broad international authorship and publishes research papers and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry. Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.


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Free Review article - Synthesis of amido carbonyl compounds through the Dakin–West reaction using Lewis acid catalysts

Posted on 16. January, 2015.

Multi-component reactions (MCRs) are rapid, efficient and time saving, thus permitting the synthesis of complicated molecules without the isolation of any intermediate. They require minimum effort, which minimises the environmental load and is acceptable from a green chemistry point of view.


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Towards understanding the role of Lewis acid on the regioselectivity and mechanism for the acetylation reaction of 2‑benzoxazolinone with acetyl chloride: a DFT study

Posted on 15. January, 2015.

This paper in Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism is a theoretical study of the role of the Lewis acid on the regioselectivity in the acylation reaction of 2‑benzoxazolinone with acetyl chloride and has been carried out through DFT calculations at the B3LYP/6-31G** level of theory. 


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