Advances in Chemical Research (ACR) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of chemistry. 

As well as reflecting the traditional core subjects of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, the journal also features a broad range of chemical research in areas including, but not limited to, catalysis, computational and theoretical, environmental, green , medicinal, nuclear, polymer, supramolecular and surface chemistry. Other cross-disciplinary topics, such as bioinorganic, bio-organic, organometallic and physical–organic chemistry, will also be featured. 

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Organic chemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Chemical biology
Analytical chemistry
Supramolecular chemistry
Theoretical chemistry
Computational chemistry
Green chemistry
Structural chemistry
Energy and environmental chemistry

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 7.5 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Free Publication in 2020

Open Access Original Research

The Unexpected Synthesis of a New (μ2-hydroxo-μ2-peroxo) Dicobalt Complex

Received: 26 July 2020;  Published: 07 September 2020;  doi: 10.21926/acr.2003008


The compound, [cis-dichloro-(tris-2-amino(ethylamine))cobalt(III)]chloride hydrate, [cis-Cl2-(tren)Co(III)Cl]·H2O, a conglomerate crystallizing in P21 with Z = 4 (Z’ = 2), has been used as a precursor in the synthesis of a new dicobalt(III) peroxo complex: [(μ2-hydroxo)(μ2-peroxo)bis(tris-2-amino(et [...]

Open Access Research Article

1-Decylbenzimidazole Copper(II) Complexes: Combined Experimental and DFT PCM and TD-DFT Computational Studies

Received: 29 June 2020;  Published: 27 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/acr.2003007


1-Decylbenzimidazole (dbim) copper(II) complexes formed during solvent extraction were thoroughly studied, and their structures were predicted. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations of their structures and Time-dependent DFT (TD-DFT) calculations of their spectra indicated that 1-decylbenzimi [...]

Open Access Original Research

A Preparation and Structural Characterization of the Hydrated Trifluoride Salt of the [Co(NH3)6]3+ Cation: [Co(NH3)6]F3 · 2H2O. The Unexpected Preparation of [Co(NH3)6](BF4)(SiF6) from Pyrex Glass, and the Syntheses and Structures of (NH4)[Co(NH3)6](BF4)2(2Cl) and of (NH4)[Co(NH3)6]2(SiF6)3(Cl) · 3H2O

Received: 28 June 2020;  Published: 23 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/acr.2003006


It is historically interesting to note that, whereas the [Co(NH3)6]3+ cation was isolated by Tassaert in 1798 (which he described as the tri-chloride) and that, in the early days of Coordination Chemistry, Jørgensen and Werner isol [...]

Open Access Research Article

A Methodology to Estimate Net Proton: Phosphorus Co-Adsorption Ratios for Acidic Soils

Received: 07 November 2019;  Published: 13 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/acr.2002005


Despite extensive research, the behaviour of the key nutrient element, phosphorus (P), in soil is not yet fully understood. This study focussed on the outstanding issue of the co-adsorption of protons (H+) and P by soils. We developed a congruent set of measures to determine the net H+:P co-adsorpti [...]

Open Access Original Research

An Estimate of Possible Impacts of Superoxide Chemistry on Seawater pH: A Mapping Exercise

Received: 05 September 2019;  Published: 21 January 2020;  doi: 10.21926/obm.acr.2001004


Superoxide, produced photochemically as well as microbially, is an important reactant present in seawater and a major source of hydrogen peroxide. Superoxide decay may occur through catalyzed or uncatalyzed dismutation forming H2O2 and O2, through oxidation to O2, or through reduction into H2O2. Und [...]

Open Access Short Review

Personal Observations on the Critical and Unusual Role of Palladium Environment on Reaction Pathways

Received: 10 October 2019;  Published: 08 January 2020;  doi: 10.21926/acr.2001003


This article summarizes some surprising palladoreactions occurring in a transition metal environment, discovered by our team, and the proposed corresponding mechanisms.

Open Access Review

Vanadium: Biological, Environmental, and Engineering Aspects

Received: 18 December 2019;  Published: 08 January 2020;  doi: 10.21926/acr.2001002


Vanadium is an element that is widely distributed in Earth’s crust as well as in sea-water and ground-water reservoirs. Therefore, it exerts a great influence on the issues related to life and environment. Vanadium is utilized by several marine organisms. For example, there are vanadate-dependent ha [...]

Open Access Research Article

Solvatochromism of Copper(II) Complexes Derived from Trifluoroacetylacetone and Dinitrogen Ligands

Received: 18 September 2019;  Published: 19 November 2019;  doi: 10.21926/acr.1904001


Mixed ligand copper(II) complexes of the empirical formula [Cu (L)(TFAA)]X, where L represents 2,2´-bipyridine (Bipy), 1,10´-phenanthroline (Phen), or 4,7-diphenyl-1,10´- phenanthroline (Dphen), TFAA is 1,1,1-Trifluoro-2,4-pentanedione, and X is the counter ion (BF4- or ClO4-), were synthesized and [...]

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