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Concluding remarks: summary and some pointers for the future

Faraday Disc. - 30 December, 2014 - 00:17
Faraday Discuss., 2014, 173,445-451
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD90040E, PaperAlan Windle
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Spiers Memorial Lecture

Faraday Disc. - 30 December, 2014 - 00:17
Faraday Discuss., 2014, 173,9-46
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD90039A, PaperLulu Ma, Amelia H. C. Hart, Sehmus Ozden, Robert Vajtai, Pulickel M. Ajayan
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Effect of the amino acid composition of cyclic peptides on their self-assembly in lipid bilayers

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 24 December, 2014 - 01:17
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02041C, PaperMaarten Danial, Sebastien Perrier, Katrina A Jolliffe
The effect of amino acid composition on the formation of transmembrane channels in lipid bilayers upon self-assembly of alt-(L,D)-[small alpha]-cyclic octapeptides has been investigated. Cyclic peptides comprising D-leucine, alternating with different...
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microRNA detection methods

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 24 December, 2014 - 01:17
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02104E, Review ArticleXiang Zhou, Tian Tian, Jiaqi Wang
MicroRNA (miRNA) detection is of considerable significance in both disease diagnosis and the study of miRNA function. The importance of miRNA itself is due to the complicated regulatory functions it...
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Synthesis, Binding Affinity and Structure-Activity Relationships of Novel, Selective and Dual Targeting CCR2 and CCR5 Receptor Antagonists

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 24 December, 2014 - 01:17
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02397H, PaperBernhard Wuensch, Anna Junker, Artur K. Kokornaczyk, Annelien J. M. Zweemer, Bastian Frehland, Dirk Schempmann, Junichiro Yamaguchi, Kenichiro Itami, Andreas Faust, Hermann Sven, Stefan Wagner, Michael Schafers, Michael Koch, Christina Weiss, Laura H. Heitmann, Klaus Kopka
CCR2 and CCR5 receptors play a key role in the development and progression of several inflammatory, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. Therefore, dual targeting of both receptors appeals as a promising...
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From [small alpha]-Nucleophiles to Functionalized Aggregates: Exploring the Reactivity of Hydroxamate Ion towards Esterolytic Reactions in Micelles

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 24 December, 2014 - 01:17
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02067G, Review ArticleNamrata Singh, Yevgen Karpichev, Rahul Sharma, Bhanushree Gupta, Arvind Kumar Sahu, Manmohan Lal Satnami, Kallol Ghosh
Owing to the rising threats of neurotoxic organophosphosphorus compounds, facile and efficient decontamination systems are required. Since the last few decades, search of promising [small alpha]-nuclophiles for straightforward and eco-friendly decontamination...
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Peptide Synthesis Beyond DMF: THF and ACN as Excellent and Friendlier Alternatives

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 24 December, 2014 - 01:17
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02046D, PaperFernando Albericio, Yahya Jad, Gerardo Acosta, Sherine Khattab, Beatriz G. De la Torre, Thavendran Govender, Gert Kruger, Ayman El-Faham
To date, DMF has been considered the only solvent suitable for peptide synthesis. Here we demonstrate the capacity of THF and ACN, which are friendlier solvents than DMF, to yield...
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Rhodium(III)-Catalyzed C7-Position C-H Alkenylation and Alkynylation of Indolines

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09330E, CommunicationTeck Peng Loh, Xiao-Fei Yang, Xu-Hong Hu, Chao Feng
A Rh(III)-catalyzed regioselective C-H alkenylation and alkynylation of indolines is described. This protocol relies on the use of a removable pyridinyl directing group to access valuable C-7 functionalized indoline scaffolds...
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Ratiometric ECL of heterodinuclear Os/Ru dual-emission labels

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08394F, CommunicationShiguo Sun, Wei Sun, Daozhou Mu, Na Jiang, Xiaojun Peng
In this study, [(bpy)2Ru(bpy)(CH2)n(bpy)Os(bpy)2]4+ (1, where bpy is 2,2[prime or minute]-bipyridinyl, n = 10, 1a, n = 14, 1b) complexes were designed and synthesized. Two hererodinuclear Os-Ru electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) labels with...
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Functionalized Cyclopentenes Through a Tandem NHC-Catalyzed Dynamic Kinetic Resolution and Ambient Temperature Decarboxylation: Mechanistc Insight and Synthetic Application

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09308A, CommunicationKarl A Scheidt, Daniel Cohen, Ryne Johnston, Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong, Nicholas T Rosson
An unusual room temperature [small beta]-lactone decarboxylation facilitated a five-step enantioselective formal synthesis of the cyclopentane core of an estrogen receptor [small beta]-agonist. A computational study probed the underlying factors facilitating unprecedented,...
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Organocatalytic one-pot 1,4-/1,6-/1,2-addition sequence for the stereocontrolled formation of six consecutive stereocenters

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09730K, CommunicationDieter Enders, Pankaj Chauhan, Suruchi Mahajan, Gerhard Raabe
An unprecedented stereoselective organocatalytic one-pot 1,4-/1,6-/1,2-addition sequence between [small beta]-dicarbonyl compounds, [small beta]-nitroalkenes and 4-nitro-5-styrylisoxazoles sequentially catalyzed by low loading of a squaramide catalyst and an achiral base has been developed. The...
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An easy-to-detect nona-arginine peptide for epidermal targeting

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08737B, CommunicationSylvain Clede, N Delsuc, C Laugel, Francois Lambert, Christophe Sandt, Arlette BAILLET-GUFFROY, Clotilde Policar
A correlative approach combining synchrotron radiation based IR microscopy and fluorescence microscopy enabled the successful detection and quantification of a nona-arginine peptide labelled with a Single Core Multimodal Probe for...
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Active site-directed proteomic probes for adenylation domains in nonribosomal peptide synthetases

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09412C, CommunicationSho Konno, Fumihiro Ishikawa, Takehiro Suzuki, Naoshi Dohmae, Michael Burkart, Hideaki Kakeya
We describe a general strategy for selective chemical labeling of individual adenylation (A) domains in nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) using active site-directed proteomic probes coupled to 5[prime or minute]-O-N-(aminoacyl)sulfamoyladenosine (AMS) scaffold with...
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The Enantioselective Total Synthesis of (+)-Clusianone

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09701G, CommunicationFiene Horeischi, Claudia Guttroff, Bernd Johannes Plietker
(+)-Clusianone, an exo-type B PPAP with reported anti-HIV and chemoprotective activities, was synthesized within eleven steps with 97 % ee starting from acetylacetone. An enantioselective decarboxylative Tsuji-Trost-allylation plus a Ru-catalyzed...
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Enantioselective Gold Catalyzed Dearomative [2+2]-Cycloaddition between Indoles and Allenamides

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08736D, CommunicationMinqiang Jia, Magda Monari, Qing-Qing Zhang, Marco Bandini
The highly enantioselective synthesis of densely functionalized 2,3-indoline-cyclobutanes by means of chiral gold catalysis is presented. Intermolecular formal [2+2]-cycloaddition reactions between substituted indoles and allenamides enabled direct access to methylenecyclobutane-fused...
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A long-life Na-air battery based on soluble NaI catalyst

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08439J, CommunicationZhengwen Fu, Wen-Wen Yin, Zulipiya Shadike, Ying Yang, Fei Ding, Lin Sang, Hong Li
Na-air battery with NaI dissolved in typical organic electrolyte could run up to 150 cycles with a capacity limit of 1000 mAh g-1. The low charge voltage plateau of 3.2...
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Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H activation/cyclization of benzamides and diazo compounds to form isocoumarins and [small alpha]-pyrones

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09314C, CommunicationPei Nian Liu, Xing Guang Li, Min Sun, Kai Liu, Qiao Jin
Rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular cyclization of benzamides and diazo compounds via C-H activation has been achieved to construct C-C/C-O bonds for the first time. The process provides a facile approach for the...
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Non-aqueous semi-solid flow battery based on Na-ion chemistry. P2-type NaxNi0.22Co0.11Mn0.66O2 - NaTi2(PO4)3

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09597A, CommunicationEdgar Ventosa, Daniel Buchholz, Stefan Klink, Cristina Flox, Luciana Gomes Chagas, Christoph Vaalma, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Stefano Passerini, Joan R. Morante
We report the first proof of concept for a non-aqueous semi-solid flow battery (SSFB) based on Na-ion chemistry using P2-type NaxNi0.22Co0.11Mn0.66O2 and NaTi2(PO4)3 as positive and negative electrodes, respectively. This...
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Thermoresponsive self-assembled cyclodextrin-end-decorated PNIPAM for aqueous catalysis

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09052G, CommunicationJonathan Potier, Stephane Menuel, Joel Lyskawa, David Fournier, Francois Stoffelbach, Eric Monflier, Patrice Woisel, Frederic Hapiot
The catalytic performance of thermoresponsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) functionalized at the terminal position with randomly methylated [small beta]-cyclodextrin was demonstrated in the aqueous Rh-catalysed hydroformylation of higher olefins.
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Asymmetric Kita spirolactonisation catalysed by anti-dimethanoanthracene-based iodoarenes

Chem. Commun. - 23 December, 2014 - 06:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09724F, CommunicationStephen Murray, Hasim Ibrahim
Enantiopure C2-symmetric iodoarenes based on the rigid all-carbon anti-dimethanoanthracene framework are shown to catalyse the asymmetric oxidative Kita spirolactonisation of propanoic acid-tethered 1-naphthols with significant levels of asymmetric induction of...
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