Arabian Journal of Chemistry Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Elsevier

Current impact factor: 3.73

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 3.725
2013 Impact Factor 2.684
2012 Impact Factor 2.266
2011 Impact Factor 1.367

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Additional details

5-year impact 3.39
Cited half-life 2.80
Immediacy index 0.42
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.59
ISSN 1878-5352

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    ABSTRACT: This study presents the first report of an ultrasound-assisted derivatization reaction between a carboxylic acid of etodolac (ETO) and a chiral derivatization reagent, (1R)-(-)-menthyl chloroformate (R-MCF). Fifty μL of deproteinated mouse serum containing ETO enantiomers was derivatized with 125 μL of 200 mM R-MCF and 17 μL of pyridine (a catalyst), with the reaction facilitated by ultrasonic radiation for 13 min, which were the optimal conditions as determined by response surface methodology. After quenching the reaction by adding an aqueous L-proline solution, the mixture was subjected to salting-out assisted liquid-liquid extraction (SA-LLE), which provided phase separation for sample concentration as well as cleanup. The ETO diastereomers were separated on a Phenomenex Gemini C18 column (150 × 4.6 mm, 5 μm) under a simple gradient elution of a mobile phase containing a mixture of methanol: acetonitrile (10:1, V/V) and 10 mM acetic acid at a flow rate of 1.0 mL min-1, followed by fluorescence detection with excitation and fluorescence emission wavelengths of 235 nm and 345 nm, respectively. The developed method was validated for specificity, sensitivity, linearity, accuracy, precision, stability, and matrix effect. A good linearity in the range of 0.5-50.0 μg mL-1 for each ETO enantiomer with r2 > 0.998 and acceptable values for the intra-day and inter-day accuracy and precision as well as negligible matrix effects supported the suitability and reliability of the method. Finally, this method was used to analyze real samples taken from mice treated with (±)-ETO.
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 11/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.11.001
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    ABSTRACT: The preparation and the properties of the elusive tetronic acid are reviewed, including its synthesis, chemical reactivity and reactions.
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 11/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.11.004
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, a novel gallium nitride/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-co-polypyrrole (GaN/PEDOT-PPY) nanocomposite is reported. GaN nanoparticles were synthesized by using super critical ammonia method. GaN/PEDOT-PPY nanocomposite has been synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization method. UV-Visible spectroscopy, shows the π-π∗ interactions have enabled the delocalization of electrons throughout the polymer network and led to the high performance of the prepared nanocomposite. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gives information about the functional groups. X-ray diffraction (XRD), shows XRD pattern of GaN, which exhibits hexagonal phase with reflections of 100, 002,101, 102, 110,103,112 and the corresponding peaks were observed at 2θ= 32.49, 34.62, 36.82, 48.15, 57.69,19 respectively. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) expose that there is an interaction between GaN and PEDOT-PPY. The morphological studies confirmed the formation of PEDOT-PPY nanospike on the surface of GaN nanoparticles. The synthesized composite was used as an electrochemical catalyst for the oxidation of an antihelminthic drug mebendazole, examined by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The GaN/PEDOT-PPY modified GCE (GaN/PEDOT-PPY/GCE) showed electrocatalytic oxidation of mebendazole in the linear range 0.33-5.63 μM with the limit of detection (LOD) 2.44 × 10-6 M. Photocatalytic degradation of cresol red (CR) was studied using GaN/PEDOT-PPY. We have utilized the prepared GaN/PEDOT-PPY nanocomposite for two different applications and found its prominent function. Such eminent performances of the prepared novel nanocomposite can open up new opportunities for developing many technological applications.
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 11/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.10.012
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    ABSTRACT: A simple, efficient and eco-friendly method for the synthesis of 1,2- dihydroquinazolines has been developed using three-component reaction of readily available aromatic aldehydes, 2-aminobenzophenones, ammonium acetate with sulfamic acid as a green and recyclable catalyst. The significant features of this method include short reaction time, operational simplicity, high yields and high selectivity. Interestingly, the catalyst can be recovered and reused for up to four cycles without any loss in catalytic activity. By employing this method, a series of 23 compounds was synthesized and tested for antimicrobial activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains as well as a fungal strain. Among these, compounds 4l, 4v and 4w showed appreciable antibacterial activity selectively against Gram-positive bacteria, wherein compound 4w exhibited promising antibacterial activity with MIC value of 0.010 μMol L−1 against Staphylococcus aureus MTCC 96 and Micrococcus luteus MTCC 2470. In addition, 4w also showed promising bactericidal and biofilm formation inhibitory effects.
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.10.013

  • Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.09.006
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    ABSTRACT: The interactions of two ionic dyes, Crystal Violet and Methyl Orange, with different charged surfactants and also with a nonionic surfactant were investigated using surface tension measurements and visible spectroscopy in pre-micellar and post-micellar regions. It was found that for the water dominant phase systems the dye was localized between the polar heads, at the exterior of the direct micelle shells for all the systems. For the oil dominant phase systems, in case of the same charged dye/surfactant couples, the dye was localized in the micelle shell between the hydrocarbon chain of the surfactant nearby the hydrophilic head groups while for nonionic surfactant and oppositely charged dye/surfactant, localization of dye was between the oxyethylenic head groups towards the interior of the micelle core. Mixed aggregates of the dye and surfactant (below the critical micellar concentration of cationic surfactant), dye-surfactant ion pair and surfactant-micelles were present. The values of equilibrium constants (for TX-114/MO and TX-114/CV systems were 0.97 and 0.98, respectively), partition coefficients between the micellar and bulk water phases and standard free energy (for the nonionic systems were −12.59kJ/mol for MO and −10.97kJ/mol for CV) were calculated for all the studied systems. The partition processes were exothermic and occurred spontaneously.
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.09.009
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    ABSTRACT: Effects of ultraviolet-assisted photo-electrochemical (PEC) etching current densities (J=20, 40, 80, and 160mA/cm2) towards structural, physical, and optical properties of aluminium indium gallium nitride (AlInGaN) semiconductors as well as corresponding schematized mechanism were studied and discussed. Formation of porous AlInGaN semiconductors at J lower than 80mA/cm2 has led to the acquisition of larger lattice parameters c and a, out-of-plane strain, in-plane strain, and hydrostatic strain as compared to the non-porous semiconductor, owing to the generation of more vacancy-type defects in the porous AlInGaN semiconductors. For the porous semiconductor formed at J greater than 80mA/cm2, the etching was affected by a limited mass transport of electrons and holes for anodic oxidation and cathodic reduction. According to the band gap (Eg) and Urbach energy (UE) determined from photoluminescence (PL) shift and UV–Vis absorption measurement, the vacancy-type defects were revealed as the radiative localized states that led to the enhancement in PL peak intensity. The acquisition of a lower density of dislocation-type defects in the porous semiconductors in contrast to the non-porous one on the other hand indicated that the dislocations were the non-radiative recombination centres, in which much of the density has been eliminated after PEC etching in the 1% potassium hydroxide electrolyte.
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.10.003
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    ABSTRACT: A series of 3-substituted-4-chloro-thioxanthones and their corresponding S,S-dioxidethioxanthone derivatives were designed and synthesized. The effects of our synthesized compounds on cell viability toward the MCF-7 and MDA-MB-468 breast cancer cell lines were evaluated. The most active compound was 4f, which was active against the MCF-7 and MDA-MB-468 cell lines with respective IC50 values of 7.2 and 3.9 μM. Interestingly, compound 4f did not impair cell viability of the cardiac myoblast H9C2 cell line (IC50 > 25 μM), indicating that this compound might not exhibit cytotoxic effects on the normal cardiac cells. Further, compounds 4b, 4f, 4j, 4s, 5b, 5f, 5j, and 5s were characterized by the NCI screening system. Results revealed that compounds 4f and 4s had effective anticancer activities against various cancer cell lines. Finally, our results indicated that the 3-substituted-4-chloro-thioxanthone derivatives have the potential to be further developed as promising small molecules for anticancer applications.
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.10.010
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    ABSTRACT: A series of novel 5′(7′)-substituted-2′-oxospiro[1,3]dioxolane-2,3′-indoline-based N-hydroxypropenamides were designed, synthesized and evaluated for histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibition and cytotoxicity. It was found that the compounds in this series displayed potent inhibitory effects against HDAC2 with IC50 values as low as 0.284μM, almost comparable to that of SAHA (IC50, 0.265μM), a positive control. In Western blot analysis, these compounds also exhibited noted inhibition toward histone deacetylation and this inhibition was found to correlate well with the cytotoxicity of the compounds in three human cancer cell lines. Docking studies indicated the compounds in this series bound to HDAC2 with high binding affinities (∼−9.8kcal/mol) compared to SAHA (−7.4kcal/mol).
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.10.007
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    ABSTRACT: Electrodeposition of ternary Zn-Co-Fe alloy, on copper (high purity 99.9%), AISI 4340 steel, 9021I steel rod (iron 99.98%) and 304-stainless steel substrates, from a sulfate bath was studied. The electrodeposition of Zn-Co-Fe alloy on the various substrate materials was investigated by using cyclic voltammetric technique (CV), to understand the reduction and oxidation processes occurring at the different electrodes surfaces, and galvanostatic technique to detect the formation of the initial deposits. Also potentiodynamic polarization method was used to assess the corrosion performance of the coating on each substrate material. The results were confirmed using EDXF and SEM analysis which show that the substrate material type influences the electrodeposition process and morphology of the deposits. The obtained results using galvanostatic technique showed that the substrate type affects the deposition potential. The cyclic voltammograms for steel substrate has different behavior than the other used substrate materials; also a clear reduction was shown in the associated charge for copper substrate. The corrosion resistance for Zn-Co-Fe alloy deposited on stainless steel substrate was better corrosion resistant than for a steel rod, steel and copper substrates.
    Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.10.008