Chemical Society Reviews (CHEM SOC REV)

Publisher: Chemical Society (Great Britain), Royal Society of Chemistry

Journal description

Chemical Society Reviews publishes short introductory overviews of topics of current interest across the chemical sciences. The philosophy of the journal is to introduce chemists not familiar with the field under discussion to the most recent thinking and developments. The reviews are not aimed at the expert and as such are written in a friendly, informative style. Authors, who are renowned workers in the field, are asked to define necessary technical terms but to avoid jargon. A background and historical context to the review are given as well as a clear but concise guide to current thought. Interdisciplinary and innovative ideas are positively encouraged by the Editorial Board; this makes the reviews accessible to the non-expert. A comprehensive account is not provided, rather, the review should act as a springboard for interested readers to begin further reading. The expert may also gain new insights into the field because of the interdisciplinary approach. As a result, Chemical Society Reviews has a wide appeal. Students about to embark on a career in research will find valuable background information to a wide variety of topics. Experienced researchers looking for a new direction will be inspired by the interdisciplinary nature of the reviews. Chemists wanting to keep up with advances outside their own immediate interests will be fascinated by the research explained in the journal. Chemical Society Reviews keeps you at the frontiers of chemical science.

Current impact factor: 33.38

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 33.383
2013 Impact Factor 30.425
2012 Impact Factor 24.892
2011 Impact Factor 28.76
2010 Impact Factor 26.583
2009 Impact Factor 20.086
2008 Impact Factor 17.419
2007 Impact Factor 13.082
2006 Impact Factor 13.69
2005 Impact Factor 13.747
2004 Impact Factor 10.836
2003 Impact Factor 9.569
2002 Impact Factor 8.718
2001 Impact Factor 9.137
2000 Impact Factor 10.747
1999 Impact Factor 8.798
1998 Impact Factor 5.936
1997 Impact Factor 6.67
1996 Impact Factor 6.223
1995 Impact Factor 5.604
1994 Impact Factor 4.913
1993 Impact Factor 6.152
1992 Impact Factor 5.563

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 36.00
Cited half-life 3.90
Immediacy index 7.60
Eigenfactor 0.25
Article influence 9.60
Website Chemical Society Reviews website
Other titles Chemical Society reviews, CSR
ISSN 0306-0012
OCLC 1784930
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • Pre-prints on non-commercial repositories and arXiv
    • Post-print on author's personal website
    • Author's post-print on institutional repository after 12 months from acceptance
    • Publisher's version/PDF may be used on author's personal website only
    • Publisher PDF will be supplied and may be used on author's personal website only
    • Publisher will deposit the authors post-print, if appropriate in non-commercial repositories, not limited to funder's repositories after 12 months
    • Restrictions on further re-use and further distribution to be noted
    • Publisher will deposit in Chemical Sciences Article Repository if requested, after 12 months
    • Publisher last reviewed on 21/07/2015
  • Classification
    ​ green

Publications in this journal

  • Song-Lin Li · Kazuhito Tsukagoshi · Emanuele Orgiu · Paolo Samorì ·

    Chemical Society Reviews 01/2016; DOI:10.1039/C5CS00517E
  • Zhuang Liu · Wei Wang · Rui Xie · Xiao-Jie Ju · Liang-Yin Chu ·

    Chemical Society Reviews 01/2016; DOI:10.1039/C5CS00692A
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    ABSTRACT: Radicals are an important class of species which act as intermediates in numerous chemical and biological processes. Most of the radicals have short lifetimes. However, radicals with longer lifetimes can be isolated and stored in a pure form. They are called stable radicals. Over the last five decades, the syntheses of several stable radicals have been reported. Recently, highly unstable radicals have been successfully stabilized via strong σ-donation of singlet carbenes. Cyclic aklyl(amino) carbene (cAAC) is regarded as a stronger σ-donor and a better π-acceptor when compared with that of an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC). In this article we review preferentially the results of our group to generate stable radical centers on the carbene carbon atoms by employing the so far hidden and unique ability of the cAACs. We focus on the development of new synthetic routes to stable and isolable radicals containing silicon atoms. All the compounds have been well characterized by single crystal X-ray analysis; the mono-radicals have been distinguished by EPR spectroscpy and the ground state of the diradicals has been studied by magnetic susceptibility measurements and theoretical calculations. Many of these compounds are studied by cyclic voltammetry and are often converted to their corresponding radical cations or radical anions via electron abstraction or addition processes. Some of them are stable, having long lifetimes and hence are isolated and characterized thoroughly. Not much information has been obtained on the short lived persistent radical species. Herein, we discuss some of the examples of such a type of species and focus on what kind of chemical reactions are initiated by these short-lived radical species in solution. We also briefly mention the syntheses and charaterization of the so far reported stable silicon centered radicals.
    Chemical Society Reviews 11/2015; DOI:10.1039/C5CS00739A

  • Chemical Society Reviews 09/2015; DOI:10.1039/C5CS90100F
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    ABSTRACT: Transition metal-catalyzed substitution of alcohols by N-nucleophiles (or N-alkylation of amines and related compounds with alcohols) avoids the use of alkylating agents by means of borrowing hydrogen (BH) activation of the alcohol substrates. Water is produced as the only by-product, which makes the "BH" processes atom-economic and environmentally benign. Diverse types of homogeneous organometallic and heterogeneous transition metal catalysts, and substrates such as N-nucleophiles including amines, amides, sulfonamides and ammonia, and various alcohols, can be used for this purpose, demonstrating the promising potential of "BH" processes to replace the procedures using traditional alkylating agents in pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Borrowing hydrogen activation of alcohols for C-N bond formation has recently been paid more and more attention, and a lot of new and novel procedures and examples have been documented. This critical review summarizes the recent advances in "BH" substitution of alcohols by N-nucleophiles since 2009. "Semi-BH" N-alkylation processes with or without an external hydrogen acceptor are also briefly presented. Suitable discussion of the "BH" strategy provides new principles for establishing green processes to replace the relevant traditional synthetic methods for C-N bond formation.
    Chemical Society Reviews 02/2015; 46(27). DOI:10.1039/c4cs00496e
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    ABSTRACT: Developing highly efficient catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is key to the fabrication of commercially viable fuel cell devices and metal-air batteries for future energy applications. Herein, we review the most recent advances in the development of Pt-based and Pt-free materials in the field of fuel cell ORR catalysis. This review covers catalyst material selection, design, synthesis, and characterization, as well as the theoretical understanding of the catalysis process and mechanisms. The integration of these catalysts into fuel cell operations and the resulting performance/durability are also discussed. Finally, we provide insights into the remaining challenges and directions for future perspectives and research.
    Chemical Society Reviews 02/2015; 46(25). DOI:10.1039/c4cs00484a
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    ABSTRACT: Transamination of α-keto acids with transaminases and pyridoxamine phosphate is an important process to form optically active α-amino acids in biological systems. Various biomimetic transamination systems have been developed for carbonyl compounds including α-keto acid derivatives, fluoroalkyl ketones, and unactivated ketones with chiral vitamin B6 analogues, artificial transaminase mimics, chiral nitrogen sources, and chiral catalysts. This review provides a brief summary of this area. This journal is
    Chemical Society Reviews 02/2015; 44(7). DOI:10.1039/c4cs00507d

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