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Sabran et al. on page 54 with DOI number of 10.34311/jics.2019.02.1.54 entitled “Systematic Study of Calcination Temperature on Photocatalytic Activity of Luminescent Copper(I) Pyrazolate Complex/Titanium Oxide Composites” have been selected as a cover picture. In this report, luminescent composites [Cu3Pz3]/TiO2 enable as a semiconductor photocatalyst with a significant improvement on photocatalytic activity for removal and degradation of 2,4-D. This higher photocatalytic activity compared to TiO2 is due to the presence of columnar assembly for delaying electron-hole recombination between valance and conduction bands. Indeed, calcination temperature is important parameter to increase photocatalytic activity of photocatalyst composites.
“A Perspective on Catalysis in the Immiscible Liquid-Liquid System” by Hadi Nur on page 66 with DOI number of 10.34311/jics.2019.02.2.66 has been selected as a cover picture for volume 02, issue 2 (DOI: 10.34311/jics.2019.02.2). This article provides a perspective on research work related to the catalysis in the immiscible liquid-liquid system. Three catalytic concepts, i.e., phase-transfer catalysis (PTC), triphase catalysis (TPC), and phase-boundary catalysis (PBC), are presented as well as their use for the design of a better catalytic system. This perspective emphasizes based on the SWO (Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities) analysis of PTC, TPC, and PBC and advances concept uses for future directions of research in this area.
“Thin Layer Chromatographic Fingerprint and Chemometrics Analysis for Identification of Phyllanthus niruri from its Related Species” by Wahyuni et al. on page 47 with DOI number of 10.34311/jics.2020.03.1.47 has been selected as a cover picture for volume 03, issue 1 (DOI: 10.34311/jics.2020.03.1). In this full paper, Wahyuni and co-workers from Department of Chemistry and Tropical Biopharmaca Research Center – Research and Community Empowerment Institute, IPB University, Indonesia have reported that thin layer chromatographic fingerprint analysis combined with discriminant analysis could be used for discrimination of three Phyllanthus species, i.e Phyllanthus debilis, Phyllanthus niruri, and Phyllanthus urinaria.
“Methods for Acrolein Detection: Recent Advances and Applications” on page 73 with DOI number of 10.34311/jics.2020.03.2.73 has been selected as a front cover for Volume 03, Issue 2 (DOI: 10.34311/jics.2020.03.2). In this mini review, Pradipta and Tanaka from Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan have reported that Acrolein is associated with a range of oxidative stress diseases. Accordingly, developing new analytical tools of acrolein sensors that are straightforward and selective becomes a highly essential pursuit for the diagnosis and therapy purposes. Herein we reviewed several available methods to detect acrolein, including our reaction-based method that has novel applications to detect cancer from live tissues.
“Recent Advances on Plasmon-enhanced Titania Nanocatalysts for Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Dyes” by Munawar Khalil et al. on page 117 with DOI number of 10.34311/jics.2020.03.3.117 has been selected as a front cover for Volume 03, Issue 3 (DOI: 10.34311/jics.2020.03.3). This review highlights recent progress on the application of such material plasmon-enhanced titania photocatalysts for photodegradation of organic dyes. The focus is placed on several mechanisms on how the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) phenomenon could enhance the photocatalytic activity of semiconductors. Furthermore, the performance of several types of plasmon-enhanced titania nanocatalyst with different kinds of metal plasmonic nanoparticles is also compared and comprehensively discussed including nanocatalysts' kinetics in facilitating the photocatalytic degradation of different types of organic dyes.