Royal Society of Chemistry

High performance gas adsorption and separation of natural gas in two microporous metal-organic frameworks with ternary building units

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8648-8650
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03729D, CommunicationDongmei Wang, Tingting Zhao, Yu Cao, Shuo Yao, Guanghua Li, Qisheng Huo, Yunling Liu
Two MMOFs were assembled by the ternary SBU strategy and exhibited high adsorption selectivity for CO2, C2H6 and C3H8 over CH4.
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Targeted and image-guided photodynamic cancer therapy based on organic nanoparticles with aggregation-induced emission characteristics

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8757-8760
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02767A, CommunicationYouyong Yuan, Guangxue Feng, Wei Qin, Ben Zhong Tang, Bin Liu
Organic nanoparticles with aggregation-enhanced photoactivity and aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristics are developed for image-guided photodynamic cancer therapy.
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Tertiary amide-based Knoevenagel-type reactions: a direct, general, and chemoselective approach to enaminones

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8761-8763
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03826F, CommunicationPei-Qiang Huang, Wei Ou, Kai-Jiong Xiao, Ai-E Wang
We report one-pot and chemoselective Knoevenagel-type reactions using highly stable amides and lactams as the electrophilic substrates.
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Aerobic copper-catalyzed oxidative [6C+1C] annulation: an efficient route to seven-membered carbocycles

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8764-8767
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03095H, CommunicationXiao Liu, Lingjuan Zhang, Xianxiu Xu, Shan Wang, Ling Pan, Qian Zhang, Qun Liu
A copper-catalyzed aerobic tandem Michael addition-intramolecular radical cyclization-benzyl C(sp3)-H bond oxidation reaction of dicinnamoyl ketene dithioacetals and ethyl cyanoacetate was developed for the diastereoselective synthesis of seven-membered carbocycles.
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Molecular brass: Cu4Zn4, a ligand protected superatom cluster

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8681-8684
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03401E, CommunicationKerstin Freitag, Hung Banh, Christian Gemel, Rudiger W. Seidel, Samia Kahlal, Jean-Yves Saillard, Roland A. Fischer
The first examples of structurally characterized "molecular brass", [(CuCNtBu)4(ZnCp*)4] and [(CuCNtBu)4(ZnCp*)3ZnCp] exhibit the structural motif of a [Cu4Zn4] tetrahedral star, which is inversely found in the [gamma]-brass phase Cu5Zn8.
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Engineering chiral Fe(salen)-based metal-organic frameworks for asymmetric sulfide oxidation

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8775-8778
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03308F, CommunicationZhiwei Yang, Chengfeng Zhu, Zijian Li, Yan Liu, Guohua Liu, Yong Cui
Two chiral porous Fe(salen)-based metal-organic frameworks are constructed and shown to be efficient heterogeneous catalysts for asymmetric sulfide oxidation.
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Interview with Martina Stenzel

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8626-8627
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90201G, Profile
Martina Stenzel tells ChemComm about her move from pure to applied polymer chemistry and explains the importance of childlike enthusiasm in a research career.
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Enhanced photocatalytic water oxidation efficiency with Ni(OH)2 catalysts deposited on [small alpha]-Fe2O3via ALD

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8727-8730
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02598A, CommunicationKelley M. H. Young, Thomas W. Hamann
Photoelectrochemical conditioning of ALD NiO produces a Ni(OH)2 water oxidation catalyst which dramatically improves the performance of iron oxide electrodes.
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Zwitterionic vesicles with AuCl4- counterions as soft templates for the synthesis of gold nanoplates and nanospheres

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8783-8786
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03626C, CommunicationXinpei Gao, Fei Lu, Bin Dong, Tao Zhou, Wenfei Tian, Liqiang Zheng
Zwitterionic vesicles with AuCl4- counterions were fabricated for the first time as the soft templates for colloidal synthesis of gold nanostructures.
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Synthesis and structure of oxetane containing tripeptide motifs

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8797-8800
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03507K, CommunicationNicola H. Powell, Guy J. Clarkson, Rebecca Notman, Piotr Raubo, Nathaniel G. Martin, Michael Shipman
A new class of peptidomimetic is made in which the central amide C[double bond, length as m-dash]O bond of a tripeptide is replaced by an oxetane ring. Structural insights are provided by X-ray diffraction and molecular dynamics simulations.
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Challenging conventional f-element separation chemistry - reversing uranyl(VI)/lanthanide(III) solvent extraction selectivity

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8670-8673
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03031A, CommunicationC. A. Hawkins, C. G. Bustillos, R. Copping, B. L. Scott, I. May, M. Nilsson
A hydrophilic Schiff base complexes well with uranyl(VI), but not europium(III), demonstrating a new approach to their solvent extraction and separation.
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Kagome-like lattice of [small pi]-[small pi] stacked 3-hydroxyphenalenone on Cu(111)

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8659-8662
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03523B, CommunicationS. Beniwal, S. Chen, D. A. Kunkel, J. Hooper, S. Simpson, E. Zurek, X. C. Zeng, A. Enders
Three-dimensional arrangement of 3-HPLN on a 2D surface, involving [small pi]-[small pi] stacking and perpendicular molecule attachment, results in a Kagome lattice.
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Lipase catalyzed inclusion of gastrodigenin for the evolution of blue light emitting peptide nanofibers

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8685-8688
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02484B, CommunicationDnyaneshwar B. Rasale, Indrajit Maity, Apurba K. Das
Lipase catalysed regioselective inclusion of gastrodigenin (p-hydroxy benzyl alcohol) to a peptide Nmoc-Leu-Trp-OH at physiological pH 7.4 leads to the formation of blue light emitting peptide nanofibers.
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Photoenolization via excited state double proton transfer induces "turn on" fluorescence in diformyl diaryl dipyrromethane

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8667-8669
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03668A, CommunicationK. C. Gowri Sreedevi, Ajesh P. Thomas, K. H. Aparna, Renuka Pradhan, M. L. P. Reddy, U. Lourderaj, A. Srinivasan
A light triggered enolization in diformyl diaryl dipyrromethane by excited state dual proton transfer (ESDPT) induces "turn on" fluorescence.
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Clipping of predetermined fragments from the human genome by S1 nuclease-PNA combinations

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8674-8676
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01420K, CommunicationXia Li, Satoshi Muneoka, Narumi Shigi, Jun Sumaoka, Makoto Komiyama
By combining S1 nuclease with two strands of pseudo-complementary peptide nucleic acid (pcPNA), the whole human genome was selectively cut at targeted sites, and desired fragments were clipped from the genome.
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Inherent anchorages in UiO-66 nanoparticles for efficient capture of alendronate and its mediated release

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8779-8782
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02570A, CommunicationXiangyang Zhu, Jinlou Gu, Yao Wang, Bing Li, Yongsheng Li, Wenru Zhao, Jianlin Shi
An unprecedented alendronate loading capacity was achieved in UiO-66 nanoparticles thanks to the inherent drug anchorages of Zr-O clusters therein.
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Asymmetric epoxidation of alkenes and benzylic hydroxylation with P450tol monooxygenase from Rhodococcus coprophilus TC-2

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8771-8774
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03491K, CommunicationAitao Li, Shuke Wu, Joseph P. Adams, Radka Snajdrova, Zhi Li
P450tol monooxygenase was discovered as a unique and highly enantioselective enzyme for asymmetric epoxidation of some terminal alkenes and benzylic hydroxylation of several ethylbenzenes giving the corresponding useful and valuable products in high ee.
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Flexible and practical synthesis of 3-oxyindoles through gold-catalyzed intermolecular oxidation of o-ethynylanilines

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8689-8692
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03565H, CommunicationChao Shu, Long Li, Xin-Yu Xiao, Yong-Fei Yu, Yi-Fan Ping, Jin-Mei Zhou, Long-Wu Ye
A novel gold-catalyzed intermolecular oxidation of o-ethynylanilines has been developed, which provides a reliable access to synthetically useful 3-oxyindoles. Importantly, this gold-catalyzed oxidative process outcompetes the typical indole formation.
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Self-assembly of gold nanoparticles on deep eutectic solvent (DES) surfaces

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8693-8696
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02588A, CommunicationV. S. Raghuwanshi, M. Ochmann, F. Polzer, A. Hoell, K. Rademann
Self-assembly of gold nanoparticles in 1st and 2nd shell ordering is observed in a deep eutectic solvent (DES) by SAXS investigations.
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Highly conductive and dispersible graphene and its application in P3HT-based solar cells

Chem. Commun. - 12 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8705-8708
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03692A, CommunicationTahmineh Mahmoudi, Won-Yeop Rho, Hwa-Young Yang, S. Ravi P. Silva, Yoon-Bong Hahn
Structure of an inverted solar cell with the P3HT-PCA-rGO hybrid in the active layer and graphene oxide as the hole transport layer.
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