Royal Society of Chemistry

A multiplex fluorophore molecular beacon: detection of the target sequence using large Stokes shift and multiple emission signal properties

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2939-2942
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08854A, CommunicationHan Na Joo, Young Jun Seo
We have developed a multiplex fluorophore molecular beacon (mfMB) with fluorophores located at its end to produce unique FRET (Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer). It exhibited diverse fluorescence properties depending on the mixing pattern, such as large Stokes shift emission and multiple colors.
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Stabilizing electrochemical carbon capture membrane with Al2O3 thin-film overcoating synthesized by chemical vapor deposition

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2936-2938
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09352F, CommunicationJingjing Tong, Fengzhan Si, Lingling Zhang, Jie Fang, Minfang Han, Kevin Huang
The stability of electrochemical silver-carbonate dual-phase membranes can be significantly enhanced by overcoating the surfaces of porous silver matrix with a uniform layer of Al2O3 thin-film derived from chemical vapor deposition.
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Photoresponsive self-assemblies based on fatty acids

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2907-2910
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09842K, CommunicationA.-L. Fameau, A. Arnould, M. Lehmann, R. von Klitzing
Photoresponsive surfactant system based on fatty acids has been developed by the introduction in aqueous solution of a photoacid generator (PAG).
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Eumelanin-inspired core derived from vanillin: a new building block for organic semiconductors

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2957-2959
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09011J, CommunicationSubhashini Selvaraju, K. A. Niradha Sachinthani, RaiAnna A. Hopson, Frederick M. McFarland, Song Guo, Arnold L. Rheingold, Toby L. Nelson
An eumelanin-inspired core derived from the natural product, vanillin (vanilla bean extract) was utilized for the synthesis of eumelanin-inspired small molecules and polymer via Sonogashira cross coupling.
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Caught! Crystal trapping of a side-on peroxo bound to Cr(IV)

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2802-2805
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08785B, CommunicationDavid P. de Sousa, Jennifer O. Bigelow, Jonas Sundberg, Lawrence Que, Christine J. McKenzie
A Cr(IV)[small eta]2-peroxo complex is a likely intermediate in catalytic disproportionation of H2O2 in solution - and solid state.
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Bismuth oxyiodide nanosheets: a novel high-energy anode material for lithium-ion batteries

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2798-2801
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09715G, CommunicationChaoji Chen, Pei Hu, Xianluo Hu, Yueni Mei, Yunhui Huang
Direct thermal treatment of commercial BiI3 powder leads to BiOI nanosheets as a high-capacity anode for lithium-ion batteries.
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Tunnelling current recognition through core-satellite gold nanoparticles for ultrasensitive detection of copper ions

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2921-2924
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09451D, CommunicationAlireza Foroushani, Yuanchao Zhang, Da Li, Motilal Mathesh, Hongbin Wang, Fuhua Yan, Colin J. Barrow, Jin He, Wenrong Yang
The addition of copper ions induces the formation of GNP/L-cysteine/Cu2+/L-cysteine/GNP molecular junctions and generates a significant decrease in the resistance through the networks.
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Understanding viral neuraminidase inhibition by substituted difluorosialic acids

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2933-2935
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08256G, CommunicationS. Weck, K. Robinson, M. R. Smith, S. G. Withers
Slow turnover of the inactivated neuraminidase formed upon reaction with DFSA inhibitors containing a guanidine is shown not to be a consequence of inherent inductive effects but tight binding.
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Squaraine as a bright, stable and environment-sensitive far-red label for receptor-specific cellular imaging

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2960-2963
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09113B, CommunicationI. A. Karpenko, A. S. Klymchenko, S. Gioria, R. Kreder, I. Shulov, P. Villa, Y. Mely, M. Hibert, D. Bonnet
A stable, highly fluorescent and environment-sensitive far-red probe derived from squaraine visualizes the oxytocin receptor in living cells.
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Imine-functionalised protic NHC complexes of Ir: direct formation by C-H activation

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2814-2817
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10109J, CommunicationFan He, Pierre Braunstein, Marcel Wesolek, Andreas A. Danopoulos
N-Arylimine-functionalised imidazolium salts afford imidazole or pNHC complexes by competing N-H or C-H bond activation depending on the imidazolium counterion.
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A rare three-coordinated zinc cluster-organic framework with two types of secondary building units

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2899-2902
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09782C, CommunicationJin-Song Hu, Lei Zhang, Ling Qin, He-Gen Zheng, Xiang-Biao Zhang
A rare three-coordinated zinc cluster-organic framework was constructed by two types of secondary building units and two polycarboxylate ligands.
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Synthesis of isoindolinones via a ruthenium-catalyzed cyclization of N-substituted benzamides with allylic alcohols

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2929-2932
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09877C, CommunicationRamasamy Manoharan, Masilamani Jeganmohan
A ruthenium-catalyzed cyclization of N-substituted benzamides with allylic alcohols affording 3-substituted isoindolinone derivatives in good to excellent yields is described.
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A single-molecular twin rotor: correlated motion of two pyrimidine rings coordinated to copper

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2896-2898
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09182E, CommunicationYusuke Takara, Tetsuro Kusamoto, Tatsuya Masui, Michihiro Nishikawa, Shoko Kume, Hiroshi Nishihara
A single molecular twin rotor comprising a copper complex exhibits the correlation of the motions of two coordinated pyrimidine rings.
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High-yield production of highly conductive graphene via reversible covalent chemistry

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2806-2809
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09144B, CommunicationZhe Ji, Ji Chen, Liang Huang, Gaoquan Shi
A reversible covalent strategy based on the Diels-Alder reaction of graphite and tetracyanoethylene has been developed for the high-yield production of high-quality few-layer graphene.
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A cucurbit[5]uril analogue from dimethylpropanediurea-formaldehyde condensation

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2890-2892
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09900A, CommunicationXiaoqing Jiang, Xuyang Yao, Xinghua Huang, Qiaochun Wang, He Tian
A new cucurbit[5]uril-like macrocycle has been synthesized and shows good solubility in water and organic solvents.
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Photochromism in sound-induced alignment of a diarylethene supramolecular nanofibre

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2790-2793
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09702E, CommunicationYasuhisa Hotta, Satomi Fukushima, Jin Motoyanagi, Akihiko Tsuda
A photochromic supramolecular nanofibre, composed of a diarylethene derivative, exhibits hydrodynamic alignment upon exposure to the audible sound.
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Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution over [small beta]-iron silicide under infrared-light irradiation

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2818-2820
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08093A, CommunicationMasaharu Yoshimizu, Ryoya Kobayashi, Makoto Saegusa, Toshihiro Takashima, Hiroshi Funakubo, Kensuke Akiyama, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Hiroshi Irie
We investigated the ability of [small beta]-FeSi2 (0.80 eV) to serve as a hydrogen (H2)-evolution photocatalyst, sensitive to infrared light (>1300 nm).
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A binding-induced sutured toehold activation for controllable DNA strand displacement reactions

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2903-2906
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08816F, CommunicationJing Zhu, Lei Wang, Wei Jiang
Leveraging upon the environmental stimuli-responsive hairpin reconfiguration, a novel toehold activation strategy for controlling the DNA strand displacement was developed.
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The promotion effect of surface negative electrostatic field on the photogenerated charge separation of BiVO4 and its contribution to the enhanced PEC water oxidation

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2821-2823
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08835B, CommunicationMingzheng Xie, Ji Bian, Muhammad Humayun, Yang Qu, Yujie Feng, Liqiang Jing
The surface-carried negative charge of BiVO4 is favorable for the charge separation, leading to obviously enhanced visible-light-activity for PEC water oxidation.
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Multi-site cyclization via initial C-H activation using a rhodium(III) catalyst: rapid assembly of frameworks containing indoles and indolines

Chem. Commun. - 3 February, 2015 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2844-2847
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07125E, CommunicationJi-Rong Huang, Liu Qin, Yu-Qin Zhu, Qiang Song, Lin Dong
Tandem multi-site cyclization triggered by Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H activation has been achieved for highly efficient synthesis of spirocycle indolin-3-one (C2-cyclization), benzo[a]carbazole (C3-cyclization) and an unusual indoxyl core (N1-cyclization).
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