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Homogeneous liquid-liquid extraction of metal ions with non-fluorinated bis(2-ethylhexyl)phosphate ionic liquids having a lower critical solution temperature in combination with water

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05649G, CommunicationDaphne Depuydt, Liwang Liu, Christ Glorieux, Wim Dehaen, Koen Binnemans
Ionic liquids with an ether-functionalised cation and the bis(2-ethylhexyl)phosphate anion show thermomorphic behavior in water, with a lower critical solution temperature. These ionic liquids are useful for homogeneous liquid-liquid extraction...
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Function and toxicity of amyloid beta and recent therapeutic interventions targeting amyloid beta in Alzheimer's disease

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05264E, Feature ArticleGovindaraju T, K Rajasekhar, Malabika Chakrabarti
Amyloidogenesis has been implicated in a broad spectrum of diseases in which amyloid protein is invariably misfolded and deposited in cells and organs. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most...
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CO2-selective PEO-PBT (PolyActive[trade mark sign])/graphene oxide composite membranes

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04999G, CommunicationMadhavan Karunakaran, Rahul Shevate, Mahendra Kumar, Klaus-Viktor Peinemann
CO2-selective graphene oxide (GO) nano-composite membranes were prepared for the first time by embedding GO into a commercially available poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(butylene terephthalate) (PEO-PBT) copolymer (PolyActive[trade mark sign]). The as-prepared GO membrane shows...
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Conversion of Levulinic Acid into gamma-Valerolactone Using Fe3(CO)12: Mimicking a Biorefinery Setting by Exploiting Crude Liquors from Biomass acid Hydrolysis

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02993G, CommunicationGustavo Matzker, Antonio C. B. Burtoloso
The conversion of biomass-derived levulinic acid (LA) into gamma-valerolactone (GVL) using formic acid (FA) and Fe3(CO)12 as catalyst precursor was achieved in 92% yield (model study). To mimic a biorefinery...
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Iodine(III) Mediated Oxidative Rearrangement of Enamines: Efficient Synthesis of [small alpha]-Amino Ketones

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04265H, CommunicationDongari Yadagiri, Pazhamalai Anbarasan
An iodine(III)-mediated, group-selective oxidative rearrangement of [small beta],[small beta]-diarylenamines to [small alpha]-amino ketones has been accomplished with excellent yield. The developed reaction involves the initial oxidation of enamine to [small alpha]-acyloxyimine intermediate and concomitant...
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DNA-Hybrid-Gated Functional Mesoporous Silica for Sensitive DNA Methyltransferase SERS Detection

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05463J, CommunicationXiaomeng Wang, Meirong Cui, Hong Zhou, Shu-Sheng Zhang
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) were used as a nano-carrier/amplifier to develop a novel MSN-SERS probe for DNA MTases detection. High sensitivity, good selectivity, and rapid analysis are achieved.
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Electrochemically triggered release of human insulin from an insulin-impregnated reduced graphene oxide modified electrode

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05539C, CommunicationFlorina Teodorescu, Laure Rolland, Viswanatha Ramarao, Amar Abderrahmani, Daniel Mandler, Rabah Boukherroub, Sabine Szunerits
An electrochemical insulin-delivery system based on reduced graphene oxide impregnated with insulin is described. Upon application of a potential pulse of -0.8 V for 30 min, up to 70+/-4 %...
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Real-time in-situ monitoring of photo-dissociable anti-tumor cisplatin by europium emission

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05461C, CommunicationHongguang Li, Rongfeng Lan, Chi-Fai Chan, Lijun Jiang, Lixiong Dai, Daniel W.-J. Kwong, Michael H W Lam, KA-LEUNG WONG
A water-soluble photo-responsive anti-cancer bioprobe, PtEuL, based on a cisplatin-linked europium-cyclen complex has been designed and synthesized for controlled cisplatin release by linear and two-photon induced photocleavage in water/in vitro...
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Solid electrolyte interphase in semi-solid flow batteries: a wolf in sheep´s clothing

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04767F, CommunicationEdgar Ventosa, Giorgia Zampardi, Cristina Flox, Fabio La Mantia, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Joan R. Morante
The formation of the alkyl carbonate-derived solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) enables the use of active materials operating at very cathodic potentials in Li-ion batteries. However, the SEI in semi-solid flow...
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Triflyloxy-Substituted Carboranes as Useful Weakly Coordinating Anions

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05047B, CommunicationLoren P. Press, Billy J. McCulloch, Weixing Gu, Chun-Hsing Chen, Bruce M Foxman, Oleg V Ozerov
New carborane anions carrying one or three triflyloxy substituents are described. The mono-triflyloxy substituted carborane can be halogenated to give pentabromo and decachloro derivatives with preservation of the B-OTf linkage....
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Oxidative inactivation of NiFeSe hydrogenase

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05930E, CommunicationPierre Ceccaldi, Marta Marques, Vincent Fourmond, Ines Cardoso Pereira, Christophe Leger
We propose a resolution to the paradox that spectroscopic studies of NiFeSe hydrogenase have not revealed any major signal attributable to NiIII states formed upon reaction with O2, despite the...
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Diarylamino-substituted Tetraarylethene (TAE) as Efficient and Robust Hole Transport Material for 11% Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells.

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05236J, CommunicationEmilio J. Palomares, Nazario Martin, Agustin Molina, Lydia Cabau, Nuria Fernandez-Montcada, Anton Vidal-Ferran, Ines Garcia
We report the synthesis and characterisation of tetra{4-[N,N-(4,4´-dimethoxydiphenylamino)]phenyl}ethene (TAE-1) as efficient and robust hole transport material for its application in methyl ammonium lead iodide (MAPI) perovskite solar cells. The solar...
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Interview with Ben L. Feringa

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12888-12889
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90068E, Profile
Ben L. Feringa discusses the direction his research has taken since his first ChemComm publication in 1985 and the ability of synthetic chemists to build new molecular worlds.
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First-principles evaluation of multi-valent cation insertion into orthorhombic V2O5

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04947D, CommunicationGopalakrishnan Sai Gautam, Pieremanuele Canepa, Rahul Malik, Miao Liu, Kristin Persson, Gerbrand Ceder
A detailed exploration and systematic evaluation of V2O5 as a cathode material for multi-valent batteries using first-principles.
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A stable bidentate protein binder achieved via DNA self-assembly driven ligand migration

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03213J, CommunicationXiaoye Su, Xiao Zhou, Nan Zhang, Mengyuan Zhu, Hong Zhang, Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah
DNA-templated ligand migration, involving the transfer of a binding head-group, leads to the conversion of a low-affinity human serum albumin binder (1) to a high affinity bidentate binder (2). Further, the activated binder remains effective despite denaturation (3) and degradation (4).
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Asymmetric cyclopropanation of conjugated cyanosulfones using a novel cupreine organocatalyst: rapid access to [small delta]3-amino acids

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05158D, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Lewis S. Aitken, Lisa E. Hammond, Rajkumar Sundaram, Kenneth Shankland, Geoffrey D. Brown, Alexander J. A. Cobb
A novel hydroquinine derived organocatalyst has been used to make cyclopropanes useful in the construction of [small delta]3-amino acids.
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Carbon dioxide-enhanced photosynthesis of methane and hydrogen from carbon dioxide and water over Pt-promoted polyaniline-TiO2 nanocomposites

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05113D, CommunicationGuodong Liu, Shunji Xie, Qinghong Zhang, Zhengfang Tian, Ye Wang
CO2 facilitates electron-hole separation and enhances the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with H2O uniquely for polyaniline-containing TiO2 and Pt-TiO2 catalysts.
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An amino acid ionic liquid-based tough ion gel membrane for CO2 capture

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04841A, CommunicationFarhad Moghadam, Eiji Kamio, Ayumi Yoshizumi, Hideto Matsuyama
A tough and thin double-network gel membrane containing amino acid ionic liquids as a CO2 carrier exhibited superior CO2 permeability and stability under pressurized conditions.
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Selective and broad spectrum amphiphilic small molecules to combat bacterial resistance and eradicate biofilms

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05159B, CommunicationJiaul Hoque, Mohini M. Konai, Sandip Samaddar, Spandhana Gonuguntala, Goutham B. Manjunath, Chandradhish Ghosh, Jayanta Haldar
Membrane-active amphiphilic small molecules selectively kill bacteria over mammalian cells, disperse preformed biofilms and reduce bacterial resistance development.
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Control of the photoluminescence properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes by alkylation and subsequent thermal treatment

Chem. Commun. - 31 July, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04020E, CommunicationYutaka Maeda, Yuya Takehana, Michio Yamada, Mitsuaki Suzuki, Tatsuya Murakami
Alkylation and subsequent thermal treatment of SWNTs induces a new bright PL peak in the NIR region.
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