Arabian Journal of Chemistry

Publisher: Elsevier

Current impact factor: 3.73

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 3.725
2013 Impact Factor 2.684
2012 Impact Factor 2.266
2011 Impact Factor 1.367

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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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Publications in this journal

  • P.C. Nagajyothi · P. Muthuraman · T.V.M. Sreekanth · Doo Hwan Kim · Jaesool Shim
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    ABSTRACT: Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) were synthesized by a green route using an aqueous black bean extract and characterized by XRD, FT-IR, XPS, Raman spectroscopy, DLS, TEM, SAED, SEM, and EDX. The synthesized CuO NPs were spherical in shape, and the XRD results show the average size of the NPs was ∼26.6 nm. The cytotoxic effect of the CuO NPs was determined by sulphorhodamine-B assay. Mitochondria-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) were increased and initiated lipid peroxidation of the liposomal membrane, which regulates several signaling pathways and influences the cytokinetic movements of cells. Mitochondrial fragmentation disruption assay confirmed the alteration in the mitochondrial structure after incubation with nanoparticles. In addition, clonogenic assay confirmed the inability of NPs incubated cancer cells to proliferate well. Our experimental results show that the CuO NPs can induce apoptosis and suppress the proliferation of HeLa cells.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Arabian Journal of Chemistry
  • Kobra Nikoofar · Maryam Haghighi · Zahra Khademi
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    ABSTRACT: Nanocrystalline MgAl2O4 has been synthesized via co-precipitation method and characterized by fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. The synthesized nanocatalyst has been utilized for the one-pot condensation of indoles and isatins to prepare 3-hydroxy-3-indolyl-indoline-2-ones and symmetrical and unsymmetrical 3,3’-bis(indolyl)-indolne-2-ones. The one-pot pseudo three-component condensation of indoles and various aldehydes has also been examined to afford 3,3’-bis(indolyl)methanes. Short reaction times, reusability and recovery of the nanocatlyst, in addition with solvent-free reaction media are some advantageous of this eco-friendly procedure.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Arabian Journal of Chemistry
  • Sergio J. Álvarez-Méndez · J. Roberto Saad · Carlos E. Tonn · Víctor S. Martín · Celina García
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    ABSTRACT: The first total synthesis of the bioactive natural product 2,6-(E,E)-thymifodioic acid, also called incanic acid, and its stereoisomers is described. An unified, iterative and modular strategy was envisioned, achieving the synthesis of the goals products after five steps reactions in an overall yield ranging from 8% to 16%. The key step is a non-expensive easy to perform Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons condensation.
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    ABSTRACT: Hierarchical MFI supported ceria-zirconia solid solution was synthesized following deposition-precipitation method at different calcination temperatures. The structure and surface properties were analysed using XRD, TEM, DRS-UV-vis, SEM, nitrogen adsorption-desorption techniques. The as-synthesized samples were found to exhibit excellent catalytic activity for oxidation of ethyl benzene by tert-butylhydroperoxide with excellent selectivity for acetophenone. Among the supported ceria-zirconia samples, the one calcined at 923 K demonstrated well-defined crystallites with (111) being the most exposed facets and showed highest activity under the optimized reaction conditions. A first order kinetics was observed for the reaction with a rate constant of 2.53 x10-2 min-1 and activation energy of 21 kJmol-1. The catalyst was resistant to leaching and retained its activity even after the fifth run. The use of solvent in the reaction system was avoided to maintain a green protocol for the reaction.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2016 · Arabian Journal of Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: We disclose a new microwave-assisted protocol for the effective α-arylation of diethyl malonate. The coupling of aryl halides with diethyl malonate proceeds smoothly in short reaction time in the presence of a catalytic amount of Cu(OTf)2, 2-picolinic acid and Cs2CO3 in toluene using microwave irradiation. The resulting α-aryl malonates are then used as key intermediates for synthesis of variety of heterocyclic compounds, including benzodiazepines, isoquinolines and pyrrolopyridine scaffolds.
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    ABSTRACT: Annona muricata L. (Magnoliales: Annonaceae) is a tropical plant species known for its edible fruit which has some medicinal merits, but also some toxicological effects. This review focuses on the phytochemicals contents, bioactivity, biological actions and toxicological aspects of extracts and isolated compounds, as well as medicinal uses of A. muricata, with the objective of stimulating further studies on extracts and fruit pulp used for human consumption. Traditional medicinal uses of A. muricata have been identified in tropical regions to treat diverse ailments such as fever, pain, respiratory and skin illness, internal and external parasites, bacterial infections, hypertension, inflammation, diabetes and cancer. More than 200 chemical compounds have been identified and isolated from this plant; the most important being alkaloids, phenols and acetogenins. Using in vitro studies, extracts and phytochemicals of A. muricata have been characterized as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-protozoan, antioxidant, insecticide, larvicide, and cytotoxic to tumor cells. In vivo studies of the crude extracts and isolated compounds of A. muricata were shown to possess anxiolytic, anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, contraceptive, anti-tumoral, antiulceric, wound healing, hepato-protective, anti-icteric and hypoglycemic activities. In addition, clinical studies support the hypoglycemic activity of the ethanolic extracts of A. muricata leaves. Mechanisms of action of some pharmacological activities have been elucidated, such as cytotoxic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antinociception and hypotensive activities. However, some phytochemical compounds isolated from A. muricata have shown a neurotoxic effect in vitro and in vivo, and therefore, these crude extracts and isolated compounds need to be further investigated to define the magnitude of the effects, optimal dosage, mechanisms of action, long-term safety, and potential side effects. Additionally, clinical studies are necessary to support the therapeutic potential of this plant.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2016 · Arabian Journal of Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: One of the strategic goals in crystal engineering is to synthesize the crystals with predictable structures and valuable properties. Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), a new class of crystalline porous materials, is a recent upsurge of interest in materials research. The challenges in the area encompass the deliberate control of structure, and therefore the properties and function, as many synthetic factors play a subtle role in the crystallization of MOFs. Among many influencing factors, nature of solvents, pH, molar ratio of reactants and temperature are four crucial parameters that determine the overall architectures of MOFs. This review presents the effect of these major parameters on the synthesis of several MOFs to clearly understand their influence on the nature of binding and formation of different MOF structures.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Arabian Journal of Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: The oleanolic acid (1), a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid, was quantitatively isolated from pomace olive (Olea europaea L.) under ultra-sonication conditions (6.8 g (3.4 mg/g DW)). Two series of oleanolic acid-1-phenyl-1H-[1,2,3]triazol-4-ylmethylester 6a–g and new oleanolic acid-1-phenyl-1H-[1,2,3]triazol-5-ylmethylester 7a–g congeners have been designed and synthesized in an attempt to develop potent anticancer and anti-inflammatory agents. A facile and regiospecific synthesis of 1,2,3-triazoles catalyzed by Cu(I) (CuAAC) or Ru(II) (RuAAC) and conducted under microwave conditions of oleanolic acid-alkyne derivative 5 with various aromatic azides 2a–g afforded a series of 1,4- and 1,5-triazolyl derivatives, respectively. Their structures were confirmed by using 1H NMR, 13C NMR, NOESY and HRMS analysis. Most the compounds were evaluated for their anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities. Oleanolic acid 1 exhibited promising anticancer activity against murine breast (EMT-6) and human colon (SW480) cancer cells. Its derivatives 6b and 6c (1,4-regioisomers) and 7b (1,5-regioisomer) were found to be anti-cancer agents. On the other hand, only 6b displays anti-inflammatory activity.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Arabian Journal of Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: A new derivative of heteroannulated chromeno[2,3-b]pyridine identified as 5-ethyl-7H,9H-chromeno[3’’,2’’:5’,6’]pyrido[3’,2’:5,6]pyrano[3,2-c]quinoline-6(5H),7,9-trione (3) (ECPPQT) was easily and efficiently synthesized from DBU catalyzed condensation reaction of 2-aminochromone-3-carboxaldehyde (1) with 6-ethyl-4-hydroxy-2H-pyrano[3,2-c]quinoline-2,5(6H)-dione (2). Structure of ECPPQT was deduced based on its correct elemental analysis and spectral data (IR, 1H NMR, and mass spectra).The X-ray diffraction patterns of TCVA in powder form show that there are several peaks with different intensities, indicating that the material has a polycrystalline nature. Optical absorption properties of ECPPQT thin films in near ultraviolet, visible and near infrared spectral regions showed characteristic absorption peaks. Optical absorptions were used to determine the characteristic band transitions in the range of 200–1100nm. Two direct band gaps were calculated and found to be 1.85 and 3.30eV for the optical and transport energy gaps, respectively. The ECPPQT/p-Si diode performs low photovoltaic characteristics with open circuit voltage of 330mV, short-circuit current of 37 μA and fill factor of 33%. The phototransient measurements of the device indicate that the device has a good stability and quick response properties.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Arabian Journal of Chemistry
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    ABSTRACT: Characterization utilizing X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) revealed the presence of all the expected elements found in trishydrazone hydrogels (3). Morphological study on confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) revealed the branching and bundling of fibers that led hydrogels network as well as the presence of cross-linked nanofibrillar network structure. A three-factor three-level Box Behnken design was implemented to study the concurrent effects of three main variables (concentration of precursor; 10 – 20 mM, pH; 3 – 7, and concentration of buffer; 50 – 150 mM) on mechanical strength of hydrogels. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted to investigate the potential interactive and quadratic effects between these variables and revealed that interaction between the pH value and the concentration of buffer (X2X3) showed a significant effect on the response since the significant of the design model (p-value) was set at < 0.05. Experimental results showed that acid catalyst at pH 5 had a significant effect on mechanical properties of hydrogels compared to uncatalyse condition at pH 7 where the mechanical strength at pH 5 almost 10 times higher than pH 7. The processing conditions that contributed to an optimum hydrogels setting were found at concentration of precursor = 20 mM, pH = 5 and concentration of buffer = 100 mM.
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    ABSTRACT: Mixed micellar behavior of a series of m-2-m cationic gemini surfactants (where m = 10, 12 and 14) with monomeric surfactants (dodecyltrimethylammonimum bromide, tetradecyltrimethyl-ammonium bromide and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide) has been studied in aqueous and in aqueous n-propanol, n-butanol, tertiary butanol, propylene glycol and glycerol solutions using conductivity, surface tension, viscosity and dynamic light scattering techniques at 298.15, 308.15 and 318.15 K, respectively. In mixtures of 10-2-10 with monomeric surfactants, the synergistic interactions increase with the chain length of monomeric surfactants whereas the mixtures with 12-2-12 and 14-2-14 exhibit the opposite trends. However, the synergistic interactions decrease with the increase in temperature of all the mixtures. The thermodynamic and surface parameters have been evaluated and the influence of the variations in hydrophobic chain length of the surfactants and the type of the co-solvent on these parameters has been discussed. The hydrodynamic diameter increases with the chain length of the surfactants.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2015 · Arabian Journal of Chemistry