Royal Society of Chemistry

SnSe alloy as a promising anode material for Na-ion batteries

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,50-53
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06106C, CommunicationYoungjin Kim, Yongil Kim, Yuwon Park, Yong Nam Jo, Young-Jun Kim, Nam-Soon Choi, Kyu Tae Lee
SnSe alloy is examined for the first time as an anode for Na-ion batteries, and shows excellent electrochemical performance.
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Functionalization of robust Zr(IV)-based metal-organic framework films via a postsynthetic ligand exchange

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,66-69
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08218D, CommunicationHonghan Fei, Sonja Pullen, Andreas Wagner, Sascha Ott, Seth M. Cohen
A facile and efficient fabrication approach for homogeneous, crack-free UiO-66 films with exceptionally high crystallinity and tunable thickness on a transparent and conductive glass substrate is reported.
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Supramolecular chirality in peptide microcrystals

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,89-92
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05002A, CommunicationDmitry Kurouski, Joseph D. Handen, Rina K. Dukor, Laurence A. Nafie, Igor K. Lednev
VCD reveals supramolecular chirality in microcrystals of two peptide segments from human islet amyloid (IAPP, amylin). Previously such supramolecular chirality has been observed by VCD only for amyloid fibrils.
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Post-assembly transformations of porphyrin-containing metal-organic framework (MOF) films fabricated via automated layer-by-layer coordination

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,85-88
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05727A, CommunicationMonica C. So, M. Hassan Beyzavi, Rohan Sawhney, Osama Shekhah, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Salih S. Al-Juaid, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha
Solvent-assisted linker exchange and post-assembly linker metalation converts existing metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films into new or modified ones.
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A triple-function zwitterion for preparing water compatible diclofenac imprinted polymers

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,183-186
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04739G, CommunicationFeng Shen, Qingxi Zhang, Xueqin Ren
A novel zwitterion acting as both a functional monomer and a crosslinker with the protein-resistant ability concomitantly was synthesized for preparing water compatible diclofenac imprinted polymers. This new imprinted polymer showed high imprinting efficiency for template and strong anti-protein adsorption in aqueous medium.
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N-doped graphene as an electron donor of iron catalysts for CO hydrogenation to light olefins

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,217-220
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06600F, CommunicationXiaoqi Chen, Dehui Deng, Xiulian Pan, Yongfeng Hu, Xinhe Bao
N-doped graphene was used as an efficient electron donor of iron catalysts to enhance the selectivity of light olefins in CO hydrogenation.
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Air stable NHCs: a study of stereoelectronics and metallorganic catalytic activity

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,74-76
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06809B, CommunicationSamantha K. Furfari, Matthew R. Gyton, Daniel Twycross, Marcus L. Cole
IPrBr: an air stable NHC. A stereoelectronic and catalytic study of IPrBr is reported.
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Synthesis and characterization of vinyl-functionalized magnetic nanofibers for protein imprinting

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,202-205
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05761A, CommunicationYanxia Li, Qiu Bin, Zhenyu Lin, Yiting Chen, Huanghao Yang, Zongwei Cai, Guonan Chen
One kind of surface protein imprinting method was developed by a more convenient, simpler and cheaper approach based on vinyl-functionalized magnetic nanofibers (NFs).
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Dual doping effects (site blockage and electronic promotion) imposed by adatoms on Pd nanocrystals for catalytic hydrogen production

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,46-49
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06195K, CommunicationS. Jones, S. M. Fairclough, M. Gordon-Brown, W. Zheng, A. Kolpin, B. Pang, W. C. H. Kuo, J. M. Smith, S. C. E. Tsang
Distinctive doping effects are presented, which modify electronic and geometric properties of Pd nanocrystals for HCOOH decomposition affecting activity and selectivity.
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Pyridynes and indolynes as building blocks for functionalized heterocycles and natural products

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,34-45
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06445C, Feature ArticleAdam E. Goetz, Tejas K. Shah, Neil K. Garg
This feature article showcases the use of pyridynes and indolynes to construct functionalized heterocycles and complex natural products.
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From a historic review to horizons beyond: lithium-sulphur batteries run on the wheels

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,18-33
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05109B, Feature ArticleRenjie Chen, Teng Zhao, Feng Wu
This review retraces the advances in the intensive field of Li-S batteries, covering its main breakthroughs, challenges and future prospects.
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Carbon coated K0.8Ti1.73Li0.27O4:A novel anode material for sodium-ion batteries with long cycle life

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08051C, CommunicationKongyao Chen, Wuxing Zhang, Yang Liu, Huaping Zhu, Jian Duan, Xinghua Xiang, Lihong Xue, Yunhui Huang
Carbon coated K0.8Ti1.73Li0.27O4 (KTLO) has been synthesized by a facile flux method followed by ball-milling and gaseous carbon coating. The carbon coated KTLO delivers a reversible specific capacity of 119.6...
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Nanosecond Photochromic Molecular Switching of a Biphenyl-Bridged Imidazole Dimer Revealed by Wide Range Transient Absorption Spectroscopy

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06001F, CommunicationTetsuo Yamaguchi, Michiel Hilbers, Paul Reinders, Yoichi Kobayashi, Albert Manfred Brouwer, Jiro Abe
We demonstrate that a biphenyl-bridged imidazole dimer exhibits fast photochromism with a thermal recovery time constant of ~100 ns, which is the fastest thermal back reaction in all reported imidazole...
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Directionality of pi-holes in nitro compounds.

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09132A, CommunicationTiddo J Mooibroek, Antonio Frontera, Antonio Bauza
A statistical survey of the Cambridge Structural Database reveals that the interaction between the pi-hole of nitro-groups and electron rich atoms is somewhat directional. High level ab initio computations indicate...
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Photoinduced Guest Transformation Promotes Translocation of Guest from Hydroxypropyl-[small beta]-Cyclodextrin to Cucurbit[7]uril

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08474H, CommunicationYuri V. Fedorov, Sergey Tkachenko, Ekaterina Chernikova, Ivan Godovikov, Olga Fedorova, Lyle D. Isaacs
We report that three-component systems comprising styryl dyes (1 or 2) and two hosts (hydroxypropyl-[small beta]-cyclodextrin (HP-[small beta]-CD) and cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7])) undergo photoinduced transformation and translocation of the styryl guest from the...
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Pyrene-based mechanically interlocked SWNTs

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08970G, CommunicationAlejandro Lopez-Moreno, Emilio M Perez
The synthesis of rotaxane-type species composed of pyrene macrocycles and SWNTs as linear components is described. Pyrene-SWNT interactions help template the ring-closing metathesis of U-shape precursors around the nanotubes.
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Compositional Dependent Activity of Cu-Pt Nanocrystals for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08175G, CommunicationXin Guo, Yuxia Zhang, Chen Deng, Xinyuan Li, Yifei Xue, Yiming Yan, Kening Sun
The Cu-Pt nanocrystals (NCs) samples with concisely controlled atom ratio (Cu : Pt) are prepared by a facile strategy. We demonstrate that Cu-Pt (3:1) NCs exhibits the highest activity and...
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Supramolecular Self-assembly Nanoparticles for Chemo-Photodynamic Dual Therapy against Cisplatin Resistant Cancer Cells

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08583C, CommunicationWei Zhang, Yi Li, Jing-Hua Sun, Caiping Tan, Liangnian Ji, Zong-Wan MAO
Supramolecular self-assembly nanoparticles that can overcome cisplatin resistance were constructed by utilizing platinum(IV) prodrug bridged [small beta]-cyclodextrin dimer and adamantyl group modified porphyrin as the host and guest molecules, respectively.
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Total Synthesis of Largamide B

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08901D, CommunicationShiwei Qu, Ying Chen, Xiaoji Wang, Shipeng Chen, Zhengshuang Xu, Tao Ye
Total synthesis of the cyanobacterial metabolite largamide B and the disapproval of its originally assigned stereochemistry as well as confirmation of the revised stereochemistry are reported.
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Cation-[small pi] interactions in iminium ion activation: correlating quadrupole moment & enantioselectivity

Chem. Commun. - 3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08520E, CommunicationM. C. Holland, J. B. Metternich, C. Muck-Lichtenfeld, R. Gilmour
A cation-[small pi] interaction is operational in the addition of uncharged nucleophiles to iminium salts derived from MacMillan's 1st generation catalyst.
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