Chemistry Journal of Moldova

Accepted papers

Vitālijs Lazarenko, Zenta Balcerbule, Vita Rudoviča, Arturs Vīksna

Field: Ecological chemistry
Type: Research paper


Roman Rusnac, Maria Botnaru, Nicanor Barba, Peter Petrenko, Yurii Chumakov, Aurelian Gulea

Field: Organic chemistry
Type: Research paper
1,3-bis(pyridin-2-yl)prop-2-en-1-one, Claisen-Schmidt condensation, intramolecular aldol condensation, Michael addition, substituted cyclohexanol.
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Graphical Abstract: The research is devoted to the study of unexpected products that formed as a result of the condensation reaction between 2-acetylpyridine and 2-formylpyridine under the Claisen-Schmidt reaction conditions. As a result, a sequence of reactions leading to the following compounds has been proposed: 1,3-bis (pyridin-2-yl) prop-2-en-1-one (3); 1,3,5-tri (pyridin-2-yl) pentane-1,5-dione (4); (2,4-dihydroxy-2,4,6-tri(pyridin-2-yl)cyclohexyl)(pyridin-2-yl)methanone (5) and (4-hydroxy-2,4,6-tri(pyridin-2-yl)cyclohexane-1,3-diyl)bis(pyridin-2-ylmethanone) (6) as well as 2-formylpyridine (1) and 2-acetylpyridine (2). The plausible mechanism mechanism of these chemical transformations has been proposed. All the obtained compounds demonstrate moderate antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant activity.


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Stefano Ubaldini, Igor Povar, Tudor Lupascu, Oxana Spinu, Francesca Trapasso, Daniele Passeri, Serena Carloni, Daniela Guglietta

Field: Industrial chemistry
Type: Research paper
mining waste, gold, thiosulphate leaching, activated carbon, adsorption, desorption.
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Graphical Abstract: The application of a new hydrometallurgical process for gold extraction by thiosulphate leaching from Romanian mining wastes, coming from Balan and Deva deposits, was studied. There was obtained 85% of Au extraction after leaching; moreover, an integrated flow-sheet, including recycling of process solution and carbon, was outlined, based on results obtained at a laboratory scale, using a schematic chemical circuit of treatment. Global recovery of the process (leaching-adsorption-desorption-electrodeposition) of about 75-80% of Au was achieved. The developed integrated flow-sheet, allows to recycle the reagents during the process, with a loss of only 5-10%, in particular thiosulphate and alcohol, for each complete circuit of treatment.


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Viorina Gorinchoy

Field: Inorganic and coordination chemistry
Type: Research paper
homotetranuclear salicylate, iron(III), cluster, IR spectroscopy, X-ray crystal structure.
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Graphical Abstract: A new tetra-homonuclear iron(III) cluster, [Fe4O2(Sal)4(H2O)6]·4DMA·0.75H2O, where Sal= salicylic acid and DMA= N,N-dimethylacetamide consolidated via two µ3-oxo- and four salicylate-bridges was synthesized and characterized by IR spectroscopic method as well as by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The structure of the obtained tetranuclear compound consists of four FeIII atoms in a “butterfly” arrangement. The coordination sphere of each of the two central FeIII atoms is generated by two μ3-oxo-bridging atoms and four oxygen atoms provided by the tridentate-bridging Sal2- ligands, while the coordination polyhedron of another two iron atoms involve six oxygen atoms from three water molecules, two salicylic and one μ3-oxigen atom. The Fe-O distances within Fe-O-Fe bridge are of 2.102(3) Å (for wing-body) and 2.038(3) Å (for body-body).

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