Royal Society of Chemistry

Alkaline earths as main group reagents in molecular catalysis

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00880H, Review ArticleMichael S. Hill, David J. Liptrot, Catherine Weetman
The past decade has witnessed some remarkable advances in our appreciation of the structural and reaction chemistry of the heavier alkaline earth (Ae = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) elements.
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Cascade polycyclizations in natural product synthesis

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00105F, Tutorial ReviewR. Ardkhean, D. F. J. Caputo, S. M. Morrow, H. Shi, Y. Xiong, E. A. Anderson
Cascade (domino) reactions have an unparalleled ability to generate molecular complexity from relatively simple starting materials; these transformations are particularly appealing when multiple rings are forged during this process.
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Interfacial phenomena in gas hydrate systems

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00791G, Review ArticleZachary M. Aman, Carolyn A. Koh
The different hydrate-fluid-solid interactions that play critical roles in all energy applications of hydrate research.
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Au-Catalysed oxidative cyclisation

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Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00887E, Tutorial ReviewZhitong Zheng, Zhixun Wang, Youliang Wang, Liming Zhang
This review discusses the two main strategies of oxidative gold catalysis and their applications in developing valuable synthetic transformations.
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In vacuo interfacial tetrapyrrole metallation

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00207A, Review ArticleKatharina Diller, Anthoula C. Papageorgiou, Florian Klappenberger, Francesco Allegretti, Johannes V. Barth, Willi Auwarter
This review provides a comprehensive overview of tetrapyrrole metallation at well-defined surfaces under ultra-high vacuum conditions, including state-of-the-art methodology.
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Smart micro/nanoparticles in stimulus-responsive drug/gene delivery systems

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00798D, Review ArticleMahdi Karimi, Amir Ghasemi, Parham Sahandi Zangabad, Reza Rahighi, S. Masoud Moosavi Basri, H. Mirshekari, M. Amiri, Z. Shafaei Pishabad, A. Aslani, M. Bozorgomid, D. Ghosh, A. Beyzavi, A. Vaseghi, A. R. Aref, L. Haghani, S. Bahrami, Michael R. Hamblin
New achievements in the realm of nanoscience and innovative techniques of nanomedicine have moved micro/nanoparticles (MNPs) to the point of becoming actually useful for practical applications in the near future.
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Recent developments in the synthesis and utilization of chiral [small beta]-aminophosphine derivatives as catalysts or ligands

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00469A, Review ArticleWenbo Li, Junliang Zhang
In the last few years, the research area of chiral [small beta]-aminophosphines capable of promoting a wide range of diverse organic transformations has attracted more attention.
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A colloidoscope of colloid-based porous materials and their uses

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Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,281-322
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00533G, Review ArticleKatherine R. Phillips, Grant T. England, Steffi Sunny, Elijah Shirman, Tanya Shirman, Nicolas Vogel, Joanna Aizenberg
Colloids assemble into a variety of bioinspired structures for applications including optics, wetting, sensing, catalysis, and electrodes.
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Nanofabricated structures and microfluidic devices for bacteria: from techniques to biology

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,268-280
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00514K, Tutorial ReviewFabai Wu, Cees Dekker
We review the use of nanofabricated structures and microfluidic technologies that spatially separate bacteria for quantitative analyses and that provide topological constraints on their growth and chemical communications.
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The mechanics of tessellations - bioinspired strategies for fracture resistance

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,252-267
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00598A, Tutorial ReviewPeter Fratzl, Otmar Kolednik, F. Dieter Fischer, Mason N. Dean
Two- or three-dimensional tiling improves the fracture resistance of natural and bioinspired materials and may even provide additional functionality.
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Recent progress of abrasion-resistant materials: learning from nature

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,237-251
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00459D, Tutorial ReviewJingxin Meng, Pengchao Zhang, Shutao Wang
Recent investigations into natural abrasion-resistant materials to explore their general design principles, and the fabrication of bio-inspired abrasion-resistant materials are reviewed.
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The springtail cuticle as a blueprint for omniphobic surfaces

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,323-341
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00438A, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Rene Hensel, Christoph Neinhuis, Carsten Werner
Robust omniphobic surface coatings inspired by the cuticular structure of springtails (Collembola).
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Supramolecular polymer adhesives: advanced materials inspired by nature

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Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,342-358
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00477B, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Christian Heinzmann, Christoph Weder, Lucas Montero de Espinosa
This review highlights bio-inspired design approaches that utilize supramolecular polymers to create adhesives with advanced functionality.
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Simple bioconjugate chemistry serves great clinical advances: albumin as a versatile platform for diagnosis and precision therapy

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00158G, Review ArticleZhibo Liu, Xiaoyuan Chen
Albumin is the most abundant circulating protein in plasma and has recently emerged as a versatile protein carrier for drug targeting and for improving the pharmacokinetic profile of peptide or protein based drugs.
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Filling the gap between the quantum and classical worlds of nanoscale magnetism: giant molecular aggregates based on paramagnetic 3d metal ions

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00590F, Review ArticleConstantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, Eleni E. Moushi, George Christou, Anastasios J. Tasiopoulos
The syntheses, structures and magnetic properties of giant molecular 3d and 3d/4f paramagnetic metal clusters are surveyed. Such complexes combine fascinating crystal structures, interesting magnetic properties and sizes comparable to those of classical magnetic nanoparticles providing a powerful bottom-up approach to nanoscale magnetic materials.
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Strain-induced helical chirality in polyaromatic systems

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00620A, Tutorial ReviewOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Michel Rickhaus, Marcel Mayor, Michal Juricek
Design principles to induce helical chirality in polyaromatic structures as an interplay of various forces are analysed to categorise known examples from the literature into three main classes: helicenes (left), twistacenes (middle) and bannisters (right).
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Transition-metal catalysed C-N bond activation

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00534E, Tutorial ReviewQuanjun Wang, Yijin Su, Lixin Li, Hanmin Huang
Efficient strategies for transition-metal catalyzed C-N bond activation and their applications in new C-X bond formation reactions are summarized.
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Fluorescent and colorimetric sensors for the detection of humidity or water content

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00494B, Tutorial ReviewHyo Sung Jung, Peter Verwilst, Won Young Kim, Jong Seung Kim
Recent advances in the field of fluorescent and colorimetric sensors for water content/humidity are described.
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Transport properties of hierarchical micro-mesoporous materials

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Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00715A, Review ArticleDaniel Schneider, Dirk Mehlhorn, Philipp Zeigermann, Jorg Karger, Rustem Valiullin
This work provides an overview of different experimental techniques of diffusion measurements in porous materials and discusses transport properties of several classes of hierarchically organized micro-mesoporous materials.
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Functional nucleic acid-based hydrogels for bioanalytical and biomedical applications

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 hours 35 min ago

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00586H, Review ArticleJuan Li, Liuting Mo, Chun-Hua Lu, Ting Fu, Huang-Hao Yang, Weihong Tan
We survey advances in bioanalytical and biomedical applications of functional nucleic acid-based hydrogels in this review.
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