JCE 90.03—March 2013 Issue Highlights

JCE March 2013 Cover

Teaching Chemistry in the 21st Century

The March 2013 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online []. This latest issue of JCE plus the content of all past issues, volumes 1 through 90, are available at


In , Jeffrey A. Rood and Kenneth W. Henderson describe experiments that introduce students to solid-state synthesis, host–guest chemistry, and size exclusion in porous metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). Students synthesize the porous MOF, α-Mg3(O2CH)6 (shown on the cover), and, using 1H NMR spectroscopy, examine its ability to take up a variety of small organic molecules into its pores.

Technology & Teaching Chemistry in the 21st Century


Norbert Pienta, Editor-in-Chief of JCE, discusses online versions of lecture courses in chemistry in his editorial, .

Additional content on technology & teaching chemistry in the issue includes:


by James MacArthur

Chemical Education Research

by Adam Bergin, Kevan Sharp, Todd A. Gatlin, Adrian Villalta-Cerdas, Austin Gower, and Santiago Sandi-Urena


by Katie E. Amaral, John D. Shank, Ivan A. Shibley, Jr., and Lisa R. Shibley

by Julie B. Ealy

by Arsenio Muñoz de la Peña, David González-Gómez, David Muñoz de la Peña, Fabio Gómez-Estern, and Manuel Sánchez Sequedo

by Jiří Jirát, Petr Čech, Jiří Znamenáček, Miroslav Šimek, Ctibor Škuta, Tomáš Vaněk, Eva Dibuszová, Miloslav Nič, and Daniel Svozil

by Diana Libman and Ling Huang

Technology Report

by Albert W. M. Lee, Joseph K. Y. Ng, Eva Y. W. Wong, Alfred Tan, April K. Y. Lau, and Stephen F. Y. Lai

Chemical Education Research

by Stacey Lowery Bretz, Michael Fay, Laura B. Bruck, and Marcy H. Towns

Inquiry-Based Learning

Three articles in this issue highlight that inquiry-based learning applies to a variety of settings and grade level:

by Natalie C. Pueyo, Andrew G. Raub, Sean Jackson, Madalyn M. Metz, Allegra C. Mount, Kyle L. Naughton, Ashley L. Eaton, Nicole M. Thomas, Peter Hastings, John Greaves, Bruce Blumberg, Terrence J. Collins, and Steven G. Sogo

by Rachel A. Morgan Theall and Marcus R. Bond

by Niamh B. Mc Goldrick, Bartosz Marzec, P. Noelle Scully, and Sylvia M. Draper 

Chemistry & the Arts

by João Paulo André 

Scanning Probe Microscopy

Scanning probe microscopy resources in this issue include:


by Valerie Goss, Sharon Brandt, and Marya Lieberman


by Zdenka Hajkova, Antonin Fejfar, and Petr Smejkal


by Megan A. Ferguson and Joseph J. Kozlowski

by Sayantani Sarkar, Subhasish Chatterjee, Nancy Medina, and Ruth E. Stark

From the Archives: Dyes

JCE has published many articles and activities on dyes & dyeing over its 90 year history. Here’s a sample of articles to help you color your world with chemistry:

by JCE Staff

by Jennifer E. Mihalick and Kathleen M. Donnelly

by Jennifer E. Mihalick and Kathleen M. Donnelly

by Dianne N. Epp

by Mariette M. Pereira, M. Fátima Paixão, and António F. Cachapuz

by Robert C. Mebane and Thomas R. Rybolt

by Vinita Sharma, Harold T. McKone, and Peter G. Markow

But Wait…There’s More!

You will find all of the articles mentioned above, and many more, in the Journal of Chemical Education [].  Articles that are edited and published online ahead of print () are also available.

The will be available as a sample issue for the entire year; if you like what you read, consider a .

Looking ahead: the April 2013 issue will feature environmental, green, and sustainable chemistry.