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Themed collection Vanadium Science: Chemistry, Catalysis, Materials, Biological and Medicinal Studies

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Vanadium science: chemistry, catalysis, materials, biological and medicinal studies

Welcome to this New Journal of Chemistry themed issue entitled “Vanadium Science: Chemistry, Catalysis, Materials, Biological and Medicinal Studies”.

Graphical abstract: Vanadium science: chemistry, catalysis, materials, biological and medicinal studies
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Synthesis, characterization and in vitro anti-cancer activity of vanadium-doped nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite

Nanocrystalline V(V)-doped hydroxyapatite and its reduced analogue (V(V) and V(IV) mixture) show promising in vitro cytotoxicity against cultured human bone cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, characterization and in vitro anti-cancer activity of vanadium-doped nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite
Open Access Paper

Tuning the interactions of decavanadate with thaumatin, lysozyme, proteinase K and human serum proteins by its coordination to a pentaaquacobalt(II) complex cation

Inorganic functionalization of the decavanadate anion promotes a different type of interaction with model proteins thaumatin, lysozyme, proteinase K, human serum albumin and transferrin.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the interactions of decavanadate with thaumatin, lysozyme, proteinase K and human serum proteins by its coordination to a pentaaquacobalt(ii) complex cation
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Metformin-decavanadate treatment ameliorates hyperglycemia and redox balance of the liver and muscle in a rat model of alloxan-induced diabetes

MetfDeca treatment ameliorate glucose and insulin levels, and reduce the levels of oxidized glutathione, reactive oxygen species, malondialdehyde, and 4-hydroxyalkenal; the superoxide and catalase activities, and glutathione levels were regulated.

Graphical abstract: Metformin-decavanadate treatment ameliorates hyperglycemia and redox balance of the liver and muscle in a rat model of alloxan-induced diabetes
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V(V)-Schiff base species induce adipogenesis through structure-specific influence of genetic targets

Appropriately designed Schiff-base substrates enhance V(V)-bioavailability and insulin-mimetic biomolecular gene profiling, inducing adipogenesis in a structure-specific manner.

Graphical abstract: V(v)-Schiff base species induce adipogenesis through structure-specific influence of genetic targets
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Metabolic effects of VO(dmpp)2 – an ex vivo1H-HRMAS NMR study to unveil its pharmacological properties

VO(dmpp)2 ameliorates liver metabolic profile of obese pre-diabetic Zucker rats after 4 weeks of treatment, as demonstrated by ex vivo1H-HRMAS NMR study.

Graphical abstract: Metabolic effects of VO(dmpp)2 – an ex vivo1H-HRMAS NMR study to unveil its pharmacological properties
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DNA binding, cytotoxic effects and probable targets of an oxindolimine–vanadyl complex as an antitumor agent

The vanadyl–oxindolimine complex as an antitumor agent.

Graphical abstract: DNA binding, cytotoxic effects and probable targets of an oxindolimine–vanadyl complex as an antitumor agent
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Selective catalytic oxidation of benzene to phenol by a vanadium oxide nanorod (Vnr) catalyst in CH3CN using H2O2(aq) and pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid (PCA)

A vanadium oxide nanorod (Vnr) catalyst has been synthesized without using surfactants through crystallization, which is highly active for benzene to phenol oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Selective catalytic oxidation of benzene to phenol by a vanadium oxide nanorod (Vnr) catalyst in CH3CN using H2O2(aq) and pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid (PCA)
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Synthesis, crystal structure, DFT calculations, protein interaction, anticancer potential and bromoperoxidase mimicking activity of oxidoalkoxidovanadium(V) complexes

Intriguing structure–activity relationships (SARs) indicating an apparent dependence of anticancer and haloperoxidase activities on the carbon chain length of the alkoxo group.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, crystal structure, DFT calculations, protein interaction, anticancer potential and bromoperoxidase mimicking activity of oxidoalkoxidovanadium(v) complexes
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Naphthoylhydrazones: coordination to metal ions and biological screening

VIVO, CuII and ZnII complexes from three new naphthoylhydrazones were screened towards their ability to bind albumin and their cytotoxicity.

Graphical abstract: Naphthoylhydrazones: coordination to metal ions and biological screening
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Bromination of tetrapyrrolic scaffolds: a sustainable approach

A sustainable procedure developed for the bromination of organic substrates, such as olefins and small aromatic rings, has been applied to porphyrin derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Bromination of tetrapyrrolic scaffolds: a sustainable approach
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A one-dimensional supramolecular chain based on [H2V10O28]4− units decorated with 4-dimethylaminopyridinium ions: an experimental and theoretical characterization

One-dimensional supramolecular structure with [H2V10O28]4− units was synthesized and experimental-theoretical characterized as potential releasing prodrug of the decavanadate ion.

Graphical abstract: A one-dimensional supramolecular chain based on [H2V10O28]4− units decorated with 4-dimethylaminopyridinium ions: an experimental and theoretical characterization
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Exploring oxidovanadium(IV) homoleptic complexes with 8-hydroxyquinoline derivatives as prospective antitrypanosomal agents

[VIVO(L-H)2] and [VVO(OCH3)(L-H)2] compounds of 8-hydroxyquinoline derivatives L showed activity against Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania infantum and high selectivities. Metallomics and interaction with BSA, apo-HTF and DNA were studied.

Graphical abstract: Exploring oxidovanadium(iv) homoleptic complexes with 8-hydroxyquinoline derivatives as prospective antitrypanosomal agents
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Probing the chirality of oxidovanadium(V) centers in complexes with tridentate sugar Schiff-base ligands: solid-state and solution behavior

Configurations of oxidovanadium centers in diastereomeric complexes with chiral sugar ligands are assigned and in the solid state triggered by the coordination number at the vanadium center through the steric requirements of the chelate ligand.

Graphical abstract: Probing the chirality of oxidovanadium(v) centers in complexes with tridentate sugar Schiff-base ligands: solid-state and solution behavior
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Redox active mixed-valence hexamanganese double-cubane complexes supported by tetravanadates

A double-cubane-type hexamanganese complex that is reminiscent of the structure of an oxygen evolution center was synthesized using a polyoxovanadate ligand.

Graphical abstract: Redox active mixed-valence hexamanganese double-cubane complexes supported by tetravanadates
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The origin of the electronic transitions of mixed valence polyoxovanadoborates [V12B18O60]: from an experimental to a theoretical understanding

New insights in the electronic properties of mixed-valence polyoxovanadoborate clusters.

Graphical abstract: The origin of the electronic transitions of mixed valence polyoxovanadoborates [V12B18O60]: from an experimental to a theoretical understanding
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Oxovanadium(V)-catalyzed deoxygenative homocoupling reaction of alcohols

Catalytic direct hydrazination of allyl alcohol and deoxygenative homocoupling reaction of alcohols depending on hydrazine derivatives were performed by utilizing oxovanadium(V) catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Oxovanadium(v)-catalyzed deoxygenative homocoupling reaction of alcohols
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Synthesis, structure and biological evaluation of mixed ligand oxidovanadium(IV) complexes incorporating 2-(arylazo)phenolates

Synthesis and characterization of mixed ligand oxidovanadium(IV) complexes [VIVO(L1–4)(LNN)] incorporating arylazo ligands: evaluation of DNA/BSA interaction and cytotoxicity activity.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure and biological evaluation of mixed ligand oxidovanadium(iv) complexes incorporating 2-(arylazo)phenolates
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Lipid nanoparticles – Metvan: revealing a novel way to deliver a vanadium compound to bone cancer cells

A new Metvan-NLC compound was developed to improve Metvan's biopharmaceutical profile and antitumor efficacy.

Graphical abstract: Lipid nanoparticles – Metvan: revealing a novel way to deliver a vanadium compound to bone cancer cells
Open Access Paper

Vanadium(V) complexes of mandelic acid

Di- and trinuclear complexes of vanadium(V) and mandelic acid were prepared revealing surprising geometry of the trinuclear species.

Graphical abstract: Vanadium(v) complexes of mandelic acid
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In vitro cytotoxicity and catalytic evaluation of dioxidovanadium(V) complexes in an azohydrazone ligand environment

Synthesis, characterization, in vitro cytotoxicity and catalytic potential of the dioxidovanadium(V) complexes of azohydrazones.

Graphical abstract: In vitro cytotoxicity and catalytic evaluation of dioxidovanadium(v) complexes in an azohydrazone ligand environment
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A fully reduced {VIV18O42} host and VO43−, Cl as guest anions: synthesis, characterization and proton conductivity

Two polyoxovanadate compounds, [Na7(H2O)14][H8VIV18O42(VVO4)]·N2H4·7H2O and [Na5(H2O)16][H8VIV18O42(Cl)]·4N2H4·6H2O, each having fully reduced host cage and accommodating eight acidic protons per formula unit, exhibit moderate proton conductivity.

Graphical abstract: A fully reduced {VIV18O42} host and VO43−, Cl− as guest anions: synthesis, characterization and proton conductivity
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Ammonium hexadeca-oxo-heptavanadate microsquares. A new member in the family of the V7O16 mixed-valence nanostructures

This paper presents the new mixed valence heptavanadate (NH4)2V7O16 micro squares, a further but carbonless member of the vanadium oxide nanotubes and nanourchins family, where ammonium ions replace the long carbon chain amines.

Graphical abstract: Ammonium hexadeca-oxo-heptavanadate microsquares. A new member in the family of the V7O16 mixed-valence nanostructures
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Nanosized-bulk V-containing mixed-oxide catalysts: a strategy for the improvement of the catalytic materials properties

A series of nanosized-bulk-supported Mo–V–Nb–Te catalysts was prepared. Using a new synthesis approach, nanocrystalline aggregates of the active phase were deposited on a support.

Graphical abstract: Nanosized-bulk V-containing mixed-oxide catalysts: a strategy for the improvement of the catalytic materials properties
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Interactions of rutin with the oxidovanadium(IV) cation. Anticancer improvement effects of glycosylated flavonoids

This work reports the biological evaluation of the new complex Na2[VO(rut)(OH)2]·5H2O (rut = rutin, a glycosylated flavonoid).

Graphical abstract: Interactions of rutin with the oxidovanadium(iv) cation. Anticancer improvement effects of glycosylated flavonoids
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In vitro experiments and infrared spectroscopy analysis of acid and alkaline phosphatase inhibition by vanadium complexes

Two oxidovanadium complexes with 4-aminobenzoic acid and/or the peroxo anion as ligands were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, conductivity measurements, TGA/DTA, 1H NMR, EPR, FTIR, and UV/vis spectroscopies.

Graphical abstract: In vitro experiments and infrared spectroscopy analysis of acid and alkaline phosphatase inhibition by vanadium complexes
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New thiosemicarbazide and dithiocarbazate based oxidovanadium(IV) and dioxidovanadium(V) complexes. Reactivity and catalytic potential

The new thiosemicarbazide and dithiocarbazate based vanadium complexes show remarkable catalytic potential for oxidation of alcohols and simple arenes.

Graphical abstract: New thiosemicarbazide and dithiocarbazate based oxidovanadium(iv) and dioxidovanadium(v) complexes. Reactivity and catalytic potential
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Effect of secondary interactions, steric hindrance and electric charge on the interaction of VIVO species with proteins

The effect of secondary interactions (hydrogen bonds and van der Waals contacts), steric hindrance and electric charge, on the binding of VIV complexes formed by pipemidic and 8-hydroxyquinoline-5-sulphonic acids with ubiquitin and lysozyme is studied.

Graphical abstract: Effect of secondary interactions, steric hindrance and electric charge on the interaction of VIVO species with proteins
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Controlled one pot synthesis of polyoxofluorovanadate molecular hybrids exhibiting peroxidase like activity

VV/IV mixed-valence polyoxofluorovanadate clusters have been synthesized through one pot preparation process. The trigonal bipyramidal coordinated vanadium atoms mimic the structure of the active site and activity of the vanadium peroxidases.

Graphical abstract: Controlled one pot synthesis of polyoxofluorovanadate molecular hybrids exhibiting peroxidase like activity
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Vanadyl acetylacetonate attenuates Aβ pathogenesis in APP/PS1 transgenic mice depending on the intervention stage

VAC treatment caused different Grp75 responses before and after Aβ plaque formation.

Graphical abstract: Vanadyl acetylacetonate attenuates Aβ pathogenesis in APP/PS1 transgenic mice depending on the intervention stage
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Vanadium complexes of different nuclearities in the catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane and cyclohexanol – an experimental and theoretical investigation

Catalytic activities of oxidovanadium(V) complexes towards microwave-assisted peroxidative oxidation of cyclohexane and cyclohexanol are explored by experimental and DFT calculations.

Graphical abstract: Vanadium complexes of different nuclearities in the catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane and cyclohexanol – an experimental and theoretical investigation
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Polyoxovanadate inhibition of Escherichia coli growth shows a reverse correlation with Ca2+-ATPase inhibition

Polyoxovanadates were recently found to be the most active among a series of polyoxometalates against bacteria. In this study, a reverse correlation was found between the Ca2+-ATPase IC50 and the E. Coli GI50 values.

Graphical abstract: Polyoxovanadate inhibition of Escherichia coli growth shows a reverse correlation with Ca2+-ATPase inhibition
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About this collection

This themed issue, guest edited by Professors Debbie Crans, Dinorah Gambino and Susana Etcheverry, contains a selection of articles from leading researchers working in the area of vanadium chemistry, including participants at the 11th International Vanadium Symposium.

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