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
Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019

Special Issue

Coordination Chemistry and Metal Complexes

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Maxim L. Kuznetsov, PhD, Dr. Habil.

Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001, Lisbon, Portugal


Research Interests: computational chemistry; coordination chemistry; molecular catalysis; oxidation of hydrocarbons; activation of small molecules; reaction mechanism; chemical bond nature; cycloaddition; nitriles; non-covalent interactions

About This Topic

The first recorded scientific observation of an inorganic coordination compound (complex ion [Cu(NH3]4]2+) was made by Andreas Libavius in 1597. However, modern coordination chemistry starts its history from the seminal works of Alfred Werner who formulated theory of coordination compounds used in our days. Since that time, coordination chemistry has transformed into one of the most fundamental fields among the chemical sciences. Metal complexes – the primary subjects of coordination chemistry – represent a vast group of chemical species with extremely broad application in all fields of chemistry and chemical industry including but not limiting by pharmacology, catalysis, and new materials with valuable properties.

The Special Issue “Coordination Chemistry and Metal Complexes” will cover all aspects related to these research field and type of compounds. The previously unpublished manuscripts reporting experimental and/or theoretical studies on the synthesis, characterization, application of coordination compounds, reaction mechanisms, and the development of new synthetic methods and strategies involving or leading to metal complexes are welcome.

In addition, papers in our special issue allow open access, retained copyright, through rigorous peer-review, free of charge and fast publication if it is officially accepted. 

Planned Papers

Title:  Fluxionality of Coordination Compounds:  New Theoretical Developments 
Authors: Rubik Asatryan and Eli Ruckenstein

Title: A Moving Water-Metal Ion Model for DNA Cleavage by S.aureus DNA Gyrase
Author: Ben Bax
Affiliation: Medicines Discovery Institute, Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, UK

Title: Synthesis and reactivity of tris(arylphospite)-ligated cobalt complexes ((ArO)3P)(OC)3Co-Co(CO)3(P(OR)3) and their reactivity towards phenyl acetylene
Authors: Michael Knorr, Isabelle Jourdain


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

Sandra Mikhael, Maria Shawky, Gulraiz Hashmi, Ivan Bernal, Roger A. Lalancette
Received: June 28, 2020; Published: July 23, 2020; doi:10.21926/acr.2003006

Open Access Short Review

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

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

Open Access Review

Vanadium: Biological, Environmental, and Engineering Aspects

Dieter Rehder
Received: December 18, 2019; Published: January 8, 2020; doi:10.21926/acr.2001002

Open Access Research Article

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

Wolfgang Linert, Azza. A. Abou-Hussein, Nelly H. Mahmoud
Received: September 18, 2019; Published: November 19, 2019; doi:10.21926/acr.1904001