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Tuneable Fmoc-Phe-(4-X)-Phe-NH2 nanostructures by variable electronic substitution

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10630-10633
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04926H, CommunicationCharalampos G. Pappas, Yousef M. Abul-Haija, Angela Flack, Pim W. J. M. Frederix, Rein V. Ulijn
We show enzymatic introduction of non-natural amino acids with different electronic substituents with a dramatic influence on morphology in self-assembled nanostructures.
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Copper-mediated C-H(sp2)/C-H(sp3) coupling of benzoic acid derivatives with ethyl cyanoacetate: an expedient route to an isoquinolinone scaffold

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10634-10636
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03837A, CommunicationWei Zhu, Dengyou Zhang, Nan Yang, Hong Liu
An expedient, copper-mediated, direct C-H(sp2)/C-H(sp3) bond coupling of benzoic acid derivatives with ethyl cyanoacetate is disclosed.
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Stop rotating! One substitution halts the B19- motor

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10680-10682
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03698K, CommunicationFrancisco Cervantes-Navarro, Gerardo Martinez-Guajardo, Edison Osorio, Diego Moreno, William Tiznado, Rafael Islas, Kelling J. Donald, Gabriel Merino
The B19- anion and other boron species have been dubbed 'Wankel motors' for the almost barrierless rotation of inner and outer concentric rings relative to each other in these compounds.
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Reversible sodium storage via conversion reaction of a MoS2-C composite

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10730-10733
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00294F, CommunicationYun-Xiao Wang, Kuok Hau Seng, Shu-Lei Chou, Jia-Zhao Wang, Zaiping Guo, David Wexler, Hua-Kun Liu, Shi-Xue Dou
The exfoliated MoS2-C composite was tested as a novel anode material for sodium ion batteries with high capacity and prolonged cycling life. Its unique structure and the optimized electrolyte effectively promote Na-storage performance.
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Highly double selective nitration of nitrostilbenes over zeolite

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10710-10713
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04688A, CommunicationJun-Hui Xu, Jian-Ping Wei, Zheng Hao, Qing-Guo Ma, Xin-Hua Peng
A feasible zeolite-assisted ortho C-H nitration of nitrostilbenes has been developed for the first time.
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A designer peptide as a template for growing Au nanoclusters

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10648-10650
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03240C, CommunicationRoberto de la Rica, Lesley W. Chow, Christine-Maria Horejs, Manuel Mazo, Ciro Chiappini, E. Thomas Pashuck, Ronit Bitton, Molly M. Stevens
A peptide was designed to generate a sub-nanometric template that guides the growth of fluorescent gold nanoclusters.
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Bioinspired heterostructured bead-on-string fibers via controlling the wet-assembly of nanoparticles

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10651-10654
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05156D, CommunicationLin Zhao, Cheng Song, Miaoxin Zhang, Yongmei Zheng
A kind of bioinspired heterostructured bead-on-string fiber (BHBF), composed of poly-(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) hydrolyzed nanoparticles, was prepared via integrating a wet-assembly system, including PMMA electrospinning, fog of nanoparticles and water coalescence at multi-stages.
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Methoxy functionalisation: exerting synthetic control of the supramolecular and electronic structure of nitrogen-doped nanographenes

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10637-10640
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03577A, CommunicationLankani P. Wijesinghe, Buddhie S. Lankage, Gearoid M. O Maille, Sarath D. Perera, Deanne Nolan, Longsheng Wang, Sylvia M. Draper
Demonstrating the chemical control of band gap and supramolecular stacking in four N-doped methoxy-substituted nanographenes.
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Copper-catalyzed intermolecular azidocyanation of aryl alkenes

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10676-10679
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04640D, CommunicationLi Xu, Xue-Qing Mou, Zhi-Min Chen, Shao-Hua Wang
A copper-catalyzed Markovnikov-type intermolecular azidocyanation of aryl alkenes has been developed for the first time.
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Molecular doping of graphene as metal-free electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10672-10675
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05055J, CommunicationShuo Dou, Anli Shen, Li Tao, Shuangyin Wang
We successfully, for the first time, perform the molecular doping of graphene as metal-free electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction.
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Exfoliated layered copper phosphonate showing enhanced adsorption capability towards Pb ions

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10622-10625
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03774J, CommunicationWei-Xuan Nie, Song-Song Bao, Dai Zeng, Li-Rong Guo, Li-Min Zheng
Copper 5-(2-bromothienyl)phosphonate (1) with a layered structure can be successfully exfoliated, showing an enhanced adsorption capability to the Pb(II) ions in aqueous solution compared with that of the bulk material.
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A novel strategy for the design of smart supramolecular gels: controlling stimuli-response properties through competitive coordination of two different metal ions

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10669-10671
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03753G, CommunicationQi Lin, Bin Sun, Qing-Ping Yang, Yong-Peng Fu, Xin Zhu, You-Ming Zhang, Tai-Bao Wei
With the competitive coordination, the stimuli-response properties of the supramolecular gels are accurately controlled. The bimetal-gel CaFeG could act as H2PO4- test kit and rewritable security display materials.
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Nucleophilic conjugate 1,3-addition of phosphines to oligoynoates

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10580-10583
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02870H, CommunicationJie-Cheng Deng, Chih-Wei Kuo, Shih-Ching Chuang
Previous phosphine-promoted reactions with alkenoates, allenoates and alkynoates involved 1,4-addition as the initial step. Herein we uncover unique conjugate 1,3-addition ([small alpha]-addition) reactions of oligoynoates with phosphines through spectroscopic and single crystal X-ray analyses of three-component reaction products of oligoynoates, phosphines and aldehydes unambiguously.
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A photoresponsive glycosidase mimic

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

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10577-10579
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03394A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mousumi Samanta, V. Siva Rama Krishna, Subhajit Bandyopadhyay
Activity of a photoswitchable glycosidase mimic can be turned on or off using light.
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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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