Royal Society of Chemistry

Heteroleptic cationic iridium(III) complexes bearing naphthalimidyl substituents: synthesis, photophysics and reverse saturable absorption

Dalton Transactions - 21 January, 2015 - 21:17

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44,2176-2190
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02384F, PaperChengkui Pei, Peng Cui, Christopher McCleese, Svetlana Kilina, Clemens Burda, Wenfang Sun
Three cationic Ir(III) complexes with cyclometalating 2-[3-(7-naphthalimidylfluoren-2[prime or minute]-yl)phenyl]pyridine ligands were synthesized and their photophysics and reverse saturable absorption were systematically investigated.
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Ring-opening homo- and co-polymerization of lactides and [varepsilon]-caprolactone by salalen aluminum complexes

Dalton Transactions - 21 January, 2015 - 21:17

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44,2157-2165
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02616K, PaperAlessia Pilone, Nicolina De Maio, Konstantin Press, Vincenzo Venditto, Daniela Pappalardo, Mina Mazzeo, Claudio Pellecchia, Moshe Kol, Marina Lamberti
Salalen aluminum complexes gave isotactic polylactides from rac-LA, heterotactic polylactides from meso-LA and random copolymers of LA/CL. An experiment was designed to prove polymeryl exchange events.
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Sustainable synthetic route for [gamma]-Fe2O3/C hybrid as anode material for lithium-ion batteries

Dalton Transactions - 21 January, 2015 - 21:17

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44,2150-2156
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03278K, PaperFurong Qin, Kai Zhang, Liyuan Zhang, Jie Li, Hai Lu, Yanqing Lai, Zhian Zhang, Yaming Zhou, Yiwei Li, Jing Fang
A sustainable synthesis has been developed for [gamma]-Fe2O3/C hybrid, which showed superior electrochemical performance as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries.
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Exploring the effect of axial ligand substitution (X = Br, NCS, CN) on the photodecomposition and electrochemical activity of [MnX(N-C)(CO)3] complexes

Dalton Transactions - 21 January, 2015 - 21:17

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44,2122-2131
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03079F, PaperJay Agarwal, Charles J. Stanton III, Travis W. Shaw, Jonathon E. Vandezande, George F. Majetich, Andrew B. Bocarsly, Henry F. Schaefer III
Four new Mn(I)-NHC compounds are tested for light stability and catalytic efficiency for reducing CO2 to CO.
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Magnetic and structural properties of dinuclear singly bridged-phenoxido metal(II) complexes

Dalton Transactions - 21 January, 2015 - 21:17

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44,2110-2121
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03508A, PaperSalah S. Massoud, Mark Spell, Catherine C. Ledet, Thomas Junk, Radovan Herchel, Roland C. Fischer, Zdenek Travnicek, Franz A. Mautner
Five new dinuclear bridged-phenoxido dichlorido-metal(II) complexes [M2([small mu ]-LClO)(X)2Cl2]PF6/ClO4 complexes, where M(II) = Co, Ni, Cu (1-4) and Zn (5); X = CH3OH, H2O or 0 were synthesized and structurally characterized. Complexes 1-4 revealed weak to moderate antiferromagnetic coupling.
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Anion complexation, transport and structural studies of a series of bis-methylurea compounds

Dalton Transactions - 21 January, 2015 - 21:17

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44,2138-2149
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02893G, PaperMartina Olivari, Riccardo Montis, Louise E. Karagiannidis, Peter N. Horton, Lucy K. Mapp, Simon J. Coles, Mark E. Light, Philip A. Gale, Claudia Caltagirone
A new family of bis-methylureas have been synthesised and their ability to bind anions both in solution and in the solid state and to transport them through lipid membrane have been studied.
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Manganese-calcium clusters supported by calixarenes

Dalton Transactions - 21 January, 2015 - 21:17

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44,2132-2137
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02952F, PaperRebecca O. Fuller, George A. Koutsantonis, Ivan Lozic, Mark I. Ogden, Brian W. Skelton
An investigation inspired by the structure of the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II has resulted in the isolation and structural characterization of the first examples of Mn/Ca clusters supported by a calixarene ligand.
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New heteroleptic magnesium complexes for MgO thin film application

Dalton Transactions - 21 January, 2015 - 21:17

Dalton Trans., 2015, 44,2103-2109
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03497J, PaperHyo-Suk Kim, Sheby Mary George, Bo Keun Park, Seung Uk Son, Chang Gyoun Kim, Taek-Mo Chung
Novel magnesium precursors for the ALD/CVD process of MgO thin films were synthesized as heteroleptic complexes. These complexes show high volatility and good thermal properties which proved to be superior to homoleptic parent complexes.
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Facile and green assembly of nanocomposite membranes for fuel cells

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1983-1986
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08347D, CommunicationEliana Quartarone, Davide Carlo Villa, Simone Angioni, Piercarlo Mustarelli
Spray deposition is a facile and green method to obtain nanocomposite membranes for HT-PEMFCs characterized by high homogeneity and excellent proton conductivity.
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Highly Durable p-LaFeO3/n-Fe2O3 Photocell for Effective Water Splitting under Visible Light

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09240F, CommunicationQing Yu, Xianguang Meng, Tao Wang, Peng Li, Lequan Liu, Kun Chang, Guigao Liu, Jinhua Ye
A new P-type photocathode LaFeO3 was successfully fabricated, and a stable (120 h) and effective water splitting (H2: 11.5 [small micro]mol h-1, O2: 5.7 [small micro]mol h-1) was realized by constructing p-LaFeO3/n-Fe2O3...
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Photobiocatalytic decarboxylation for olefin synthesis

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1918-1921
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07276F, CommunicationIoannis Zachos, Sarah Katharina Ga[German sz ligature}meyer, Daniel Bauer, Volker Sieber, Frank Hollmann, Robert Kourist
The oxidative decarboxylation of fatty acids to terminal alkenes was accomplished with high selectivity by combining a fatty acid decarboxylase OleTJE with the light-catalyzed generation of the cosubstrate hydrogen peroxide, resulting in a simple and efficient system for the light-driven cleavage of C-C bonds.
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Thyminate(2-)-bridged cyclic tetranuclear rhodium(III) complexes formed by a template of a sodium, calcium or lanthanoid ion

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1889-1892
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09087J, CommunicationAyana Kashima, Mika Sakate, Hiromi Ota, Akira Fuyuhiro, Yukinari Sunatsuki, Takayoshi Suzuki
In the homochirally aggregated tetranuclear Cp*RhIII complexes, the bridging mode of thyminate(2-) was dependent on the template cation: [small mu ]3-1[small kappa]N1:2[small kappa]2N3,O2:3[small kappa]O2 in the Na+ and Ca2+ complexes and [small mu ]3-1[small kappa]N1:2[small kappa]2N3,O4:3[small kappa]O2 in the Ln3+ analogues.
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One-step growth of well-aligned TiO2 nanorod arrays for flexible dye-sensitized solar cells

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1945-1948
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09083G, CommunicationXiaoxu Chen, Qunwei Tang, Zhiyuan Zhao, Xinghui Wang, Benlin He, Liangmin Yu
Well-aligned TiO2 nanorod arrays were synthesized by a dc reactive magnetron sputtering strategy for flexible DSSCs, yielding an efficiency of 5.3% in comparison with 1.2% for the cell with traditional TiO2 nanoparticles fabricated by a low-temperature process.
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The facile surface chemical modification of a single glass nanopore and its use in the nonenzymatic detection of uric acid

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1914-1917
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09185J, CommunicationHaili He, Xiaolong Xu, Ping Wang, Lizhen Chen, Yongdong Jin
A single glass nanopore was modified with gold through a facile chemical method and used for the non-enzymatic detection of uric acid.
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Plasmon induced self-assembly of gold nanorods in polymer films

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1911-1913
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08261C, CommunicationDaniela T. Marquez, Juan C. Scaiano
Photoactivated orientation of gold nanorods (AuNRs) incorporated into polymethylmethacrylate and SU-8 photoresist films occurs under red light activation.
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A new strategy for synthesis of porous magnetic supraparticles with excellent biodegradability

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1908-1910
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07985J, CommunicationDian Li, Yuting Zhang, Meng Yu, Qiao An, Jia Guo, Jennifer Q. Lu, Changchun Wang
Porous biodegradable magnetic supraparticles with surface area up to 285.4 m2 g-1 have been fabricated by a one-step etching method.
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Construction of tetralin skeletons based on rhodium-catalysed site-selective ring opening of benzocyclobutenols

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1882-1885
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09327E, CommunicationNaoki Ishida, Norikazu Ishikawa, Shota Sawano, Yusuke Masuda, Masahiro Murakami
A rhodium complex induces site-selective alkene insertion into the C(sp2)-C(sp3) bond of benzocyclobutenols to furnish tetralins diastereoselectively.
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Palladium-catalyzed oxidative carbonylation of hydrazides: synthesis of 1,3,4-oxadiazol-2(3H)-ones

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1905-1907
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08731C, CommunicationYu Wang, Xu Meng, Yuting Yang, Lutao Zhang, Shuaibo Guo, Dong Tang, Yaxuan Li, Baohua Chen
A novel palladium-catalyzed oxidative carbonylation reaction was developed via the carbon monoxide insertions between the amine group and the carbonyl group to realize the intramolecular cyclization, which provides efficient access to 1,3,4-oxadiazol-2(3H)-ones with a wide range of substrates under mild conditions, resulting in good to excellent yields.
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Trapping bound water within a polymer electrolyte membrane of calcium phosphotungstate for efficient CO2 capture

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1901-1904
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09021G, CommunicationYifan Li, Qingping Xin, Shaofei Wang, Zhizhang Tian, Hong Wu, Ye Liu, Zhongyi Jiang
Calcium phosphotungstate is utilized to fabricate a polymer electrolyte membrane for the first time. The strong hygroscopicity of both Ca2+ and PW12O403- is found to "trap" bound water within the membrane, resulting in an appealing CO2 capture performance.
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Efficient photochemical water oxidation by a dinuclear molecular ruthenium complex

Chem. Commun. - 20 January, 2015 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1862-1865
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08606F, CommunicationTanja M. Laine, Markus D. Karkas, Rong-Zhen Liao, Torbjorn Akermark, Bao-Lin Lee, Erik A. Karlsson, Per E. M. Siegbahn, Bjorn Akermark
A dinuclear Ru complex housing an anionic ligand scaffold has been developed. The designed Ru complex was found to efficiently mediate the photochemical oxidation of H2O when using [Ru(bpy)3]2+-type photosensitizers.
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