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Jules Moutet publishes in ACS Applied Energy Material

Redox flow batteries (RFBs) represent a promising technology for grid-scale integration of renewable energy. However, cross-contamination problems, encountered with distinct catholyte and anolyte, limit the development of reliable organic RFBs. Herein, we report the first use of a helical carbocation with three oxidation states, for the development of symmetric cells. 

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T. Gianetti received the 2021 Thieme Chemistry Journal award

The Thieme Chemistry Journals Award is presented every year to up-and-coming researchers worldwide who are in the early stages of their independent academic career as an assistant or junior professors. The awardees are selected exclusively by the editorial board members of SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT, and SYNFACTS who constantly watch out for promising, young individuals working in chemical synthesis and catalysis or closely related areas of organic chemistry."​​

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Aslam Shaikh publishes in Chemical Science

Persistent organic radicals have gained considerable attention in the fields of catalysis and materials science. In particular, helical molecules are of great interest for the development and application of novel organic radicals in optoelectronic and spintronic materials. Here we report the syntheses of easily tunable and stable neutral quinolinoacridine radicals under anaerobic conditions by chemical reduction of their quinolinoacridinium cation analogs

Liangyong Mei Publishes in JACS

Red light has the advantages of low energy, less health risks, and high penetration depth through various media. Herein, a helical carbenium ion (N,N′-di-n-propyl-1,13-dimethoxyquinacridinium (nPr-DMQA+) tetrafluoroborate) has been used as an organic photoredox catalyst for photoreductions and photooxidations in the presence of red light (λmax = 640 nm). 

Thomas L. Gianetti
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