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Nanostructured electrochromic smart windows: traditional materials and NIR-selective plasmonic nanocrystals

Chem. Commun. - 17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10555-10572
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03109A, Feature ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Evan L. Runnerstrom, Anna Llordes, Sebastien D. Lounis, Delia J. Milliron
Electrochromic devices based on plasmon resonances in colloidal nanocrystals represent an important step towards realizing smart windows with ideal performance.
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Recent developments in anion induced capsular self-assemblies

Chem. Commun. - 17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10538-10554
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02957G, Feature ArticleRanjan Dutta, Pradyut Ghosh
This Feature Article covers recent developments in anion induced capsular self-assemblies, with particular focus on important reports from 2011 to 2013.
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High-yield, regiospecific bis-functionalization of C70 using a Diels-Alder reaction in molten anthracene

Chem. Commun. - 17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10584-10587
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02472A, CommunicationVenkata S. Pavan K. Neti, Maira R. Ceron, A. Duarte-Ruiz, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alan L. Balch, Luis Echegoyen
A regiospecific bis-adduct of C70 with anthracene was prepared with unusually high yield (68%) by the Diels-Alder reaction in the absence of solvent (melt). The structure of the bis-adduct was an unexpected 12 o'clock isomer, as determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and spectroscopy.
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Vesicles composed of one simple single-tailed surfactant

Chem. Commun. - 17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10573-10576
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02047B, CommunicationNa Du, Ruiying Song, Xiaoyu Zhu, Wanguo Hou, Haiping Li, Renjie Zhang
Vesicles formed spontaneously from only one simple single-tailed surfactant (DTAB) mediated by a rough glass surface.
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Synthesis, characterization and reactivity studies of electrophilic ruthenium(II) complexes: a study of H2 activation and labilization

Dalton Transactions - 17 August, 2014 - 03:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,13410-13423
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00295D, PaperK. S. Naidu, Yogesh P. Patil, Munirathinam Nethaji, Balaji R. Jagirdar
Synthesis of some new highly electrophilic ruthenium complexes bearing the 1,2-bis(dipentafluorophenyl phosphino)ethane ligand and their reactivity studies towards activation and labilization of molecular hydrogen are reported.
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New insights into the chemistry of di- and trimetallic iron dithiolene derivatives. Structural, Mossbauer, magnetic, electrochemical and theoretical studies

Dalton Transactions - 17 August, 2014 - 03:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,13187-13195
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01462F, PaperSonia Bruna, Isabel Cuadrado, Esther Delgado, Carlos J. Gomez-Garcia, Diego Hernandez, Elisa Hernandez, Rosa Llusar, Avelino Martin, Nieves Menendez, Victor Polo, Felix Zamora
The synthesis of two new iron dithiolene derivatives and the study of their physical properties are described.
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Self-assembly and modified luminescence properties of NaY(MoO4)2:Tb3+, Eu3+ inverse opals

Dalton Transactions - 17 August, 2014 - 03:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,13293-13298
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01792G, PaperShaobo Cui, Yongsheng Zhu, Wen Xu, Pingwei Zhou, Lei Xia, Xu Chen, Hongwei Song, Wei Han
Three-dimensional (3D) inverse opal photonic crystals can not only modulate the emissions of the inserted emitters, they also have the advantage of a large surface to volume ratio, the concentration quenching and energy transfer process can be greatly suppressed.
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Pd-Ni alloy nanoparticle doped mesoporous SiO2 film: the sacrificial role of Ni to resist Pd-oxidation in the C-C coupling reaction

Dalton Transactions - 17 August, 2014 - 03:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,13325-13332
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01438C, PaperJony Saha, Koushik Bhowmik, Indranee Das, Goutam De
A Pd-Ni alloy nanoparticle doped mesoporous SiO2 film shows good catalytic activity for C-C coupling with recyclability because the Ni in Pd-Ni inhibits Pd-oxidation.
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Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)-bismuth ferrite (BFO) nanocomposite: low loss and high dielectric constant materials with perceptible magnetic properties

Dalton Transactions - 17 August, 2014 - 03:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,13232-13241
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00947A, PaperMohaseen S. Tamboli, Prakash K. Palei, Santosh S. Patil, Milind V. Kulkarni, Noormahmad N. Maldar, Bharat B. Kale
Formation mechanism of PMMA-BFO nanocomposites.
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Induced circular dichroism of polyoxometalates via electrostatic encapsulation with chiral organic cations

Dalton Transactions - 17 August, 2014 - 03:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,13178-13186
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00866A, PaperYizhan Wang, Lei Shi, Yang Yang, Bao Li, Lixin Wu
The encapsulation of POMs with chiral organic cations via electrostatic interactions provides a facile and effective method for constructing optically pure POM-based materials.
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Iridium(I) hydroxides in catalysis: rearrangement of allylic alcohols to ketones

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 16 August, 2014 - 16:17

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6672-6676
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01428F, PaperDavid J. Nelson, Jose A. Fernandez-Salas, Byron J. Truscott, Steven P. Nolan
The iridium(I) hydroxide complex [Ir(OH)(COD)(IiPr)] has been shown to be a competent catalyst for the rearrangement of allylic alcohols to ketones.
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trans-Platinum(II) complex of 3-aminoflavone - synthesis, X-ray crystal structure and biological activities in vitro

Dalton Transactions - 15 August, 2014 - 03:17

Dalton Trans., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01501K, PaperMalgorzata Fabijanska, Kazimierz Studzian, Leszek Szmigiero, Agnieszka J. Rybarczyk-Pirek, Arno Pfitzner, Barbara Cebula-Obrzut, Piotr Smolewski, Elzbieta Zyner, Justyn Ochocki
This paper describes the synthesis of trans-Pt(3-af)2Cl2 for use as a potential anticancer compound, and the evaluation of its structure by spectral analyses and X-ray crystallography.
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Diaporine, a novel endophyte-derived regulator of macrophage differentiation

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 14 August, 2014 - 15:54

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6545-6548
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01123F, CommunicationHao Chen Wu, Hui Ming Ge, Le Yun Zang, Yun Cheng Bei, Zhi Yuan Niu, Wei Wei, Xiu Jing Feng, Sen Ding, Seik Weng Ng, Ping Ping Shen, Ren Xiang Tan
Diaporine (1), an unprecedented symmetric polyketide, was characterized from the endophytic fungus Diaporthe sp. Diaporine was demonstrated to inhibit significantly the differentiation of macrophages.
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Recent advances in trifluoromethylation of organic compounds using Umemoto's reagents

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 14 August, 2014 - 15:54

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6580-6589
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB00671B, Review ArticleCai Zhang
This review highlights recent developments in the direct introduction of a trifluoromethyl group into organic compounds with Umemoto's reagents.
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Folded alkyl chains in water-soluble capsules and cavitands

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 14 August, 2014 - 15:54

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6561-6563
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01032A, CommunicationJesse V. Gavette, Kang-Da Zhang, Dariush Ajami, Julius Rebek
A deep cavitand with ionic "feet" dimerizes around hydrophobic compounds in D2O.
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A study on the chiral inversion of mandelic acid in humans

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 14 August, 2014 - 15:54

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6737-6744
DOI: 10.1039/C3OB42515K, PaperMaksims Yevglevskis, Catherine R. Bowskill, Chloe C. Y. Chan, Justin H.-J. Heng, Michael D. Threadgill, Timothy J. Woodman, Matthew D. Lloyd
Mandelic acid 1 undergoes uni-directional chiral inversion in mammalian cells by a separate pathway to that of Ibuprofen 3.
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A lysosome-targeted drug delivery system based on sorbitol backbone towards efficient cancer therapy

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 14 August, 2014 - 15:54

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6564-6569
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01153H, CommunicationSanthi Maniganda, Vandana Sankar, Jyothi B. Nair, K. G. Raghu, Kaustabh K. Maiti
A lysosome-targeted drug delivery system utilizing sorbitol scaffold linked to octa-guanidine and to a peptide substrate of lysosomal cysteine protease, cathepsin B.
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Metal-free oxidative olefination of primary amines with benzylic C-H bonds through direct deamination and C-H bond activation

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 14 August, 2014 - 15:54

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6557-6560
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB01025F, CommunicationLiang Gong, Li-Juan Xing, Tong Xu, Xue-Ping Zhu, Wen Zhou, Ning Kang, Bin Wang
An oxidative olefination reaction between aliphatic primary amines and benzylic sp3 C-H bonds has been achieved using N-bromosuccinimide as catalyst and tert-butyl hydroperoxide as oxidant.
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Low temperature activation of methane over zinc-exchanged Heteropolyacid as an entry to selective oxidation to methanol and acetic acid

Chem. Commun. - 13 August, 2014 - 19:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04950K, CommunicationUMESH PATIL, Youssef Saih, edy Abou-Hamad, Ali Hamieh, Jeremie D.A. Pelletier, Jean-Marie Basset
A Zn-exchanged heteropolyacid supported onto silica (Zn-HPW/SiO2) activates methane at 25 oC into Zn-methyl. At higher temperatures and with CH4/O2 or CH4/CO2, it gives respectively methanol and acetic acid.
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The surface chemistry of metal-organic frameworks

Chem. Commun. - 13 August, 2014 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04458D, Feature ArticleChristina V. McGuire, Ross S. Forgan
Techniques to selectively modify the surfaces of metal-organic framework particles are reviewed, with particular focus on materials properties and applications.
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