Royal Society of Chemistry

Zipping up fullerenes into polymers using rhodium(II) acetate dimer and N(CH2CH2)2NC60 as building blocks

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15152-15155
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06995A, CommunicationAmineh Aghabali, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alan L. Balch
The reaction of Rh2(O2CCH3)4 with the functionalized fullerene N(CH2CH2)2NC60 can produce a linear, crystalline polymer or can trap free C60 or C70 molecules between similar chains.
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A quartz crystal microbalance method to study the terminal functionalization of glycosaminoglycans

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15148-15151
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06905F, CommunicationDhruv Thakar, Elisa Migliorini, Liliane Coche-Guerente, Rabia Sadir, Hugues Lortat-Jacob, Didier Boturyn, Olivier Renaudet, Pierre Labbe, Ralf P. Richter
QCM-D is demonstrated as a novel method to quantify the reaction yields and stability of the reducing-end conjugation of glycosaminoglycans.
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Femtomolar level sensing of inorganic arsenic(III) in water and in living-systems using a non-toxic fluorescent probe

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15263-15266
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05023A, CommunicationBiswajit Dey, Priyanka Mukherjee, Ranjan Kumar Mondal, Asoke Prasun Chattopadhyay, Ipsit Hauli, Subhra Kanti Mukhopadhyay, Michel Fleck
A selective femtomolar range sensing of inorganic As(III) in water and in living-systems by a non-toxic fluorescent probe which is very specific towards inorganic As(III) even in the presence of different selective cations and anions.
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A palladium-catalyzed addition reaction of aroyl/heteroaroyl acid anhydrides to norbornenes

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15267-15270
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07759H, CommunicationMieko Arisawa, Saori Tanii, Masahiko Yamaguchi
A palladium complex derived from Pd2(dba)3 and dppp catalyzes the addition reaction of aroyl/heteroaroyl acid anhydrides to norbornenes, giving 2-aroyl/heteroaroyl-3-aroyloxy/heteroaroyloxy-bicyclo[2,2,1]heptanes.
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One-dimensional channels constructed from per-hydroxylated pillar[6]arene molecules for gas and vapour adsorption

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15209-15211
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06591C, CommunicationTomoki Ogoshi, Ryuta Sueto, Kumiko Yoshikoshi, Tada-aki Yamagishi
We report that one-dimensional channels constructed from per-hydroxylated pillar[6]arene molecules with a diameter of 6.7 A can capture various gases, such as CO2, N2 and n-butane, and vapours of saturated hydrocarbons such as n-hexane and cyclohexane.
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Exploring a unique reactivity of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) in rhodium(III)-catalyzed intermolecular C-H activation/annulation

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15159-15162
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07170K, CommunicationDebasish Ghorai, Joyanta Choudhury
A unique directing-cum-functionalizing role of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands is disclosed in a RhIII-catalyzed intermolecular annulation procedure.
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Hydrogen induced p-phosphonic acid calix[8]arene controlled growth of Ru, Pt and Pd nanoparticles

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15167-15170
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06209D, CommunicationWenzhe Zang, Xianjue Chen, Ramiz A. Boulos, Jeremiah Toster, Colin L. Raston
Monodispersed noble metal nanoparticles of Ru, Pt and Pd with narrow size distributions have been produced via bubbling hydrogen through aqueous solutions of the noble metal ions in the presence of p-phosphonic acid calix[8]arene at ambient conditions.
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Cytosine-bulge-dependent fluorescence quenching for the real-time hairpin primer PCR

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15195-15198
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06780K, CommunicationF. Takei, X. Chen, G. Yu, T. Shibata, C. Dohno, K. Nakatani
PCR progress could be monitored upon increasing the fluorescence using ligand-anchored hairpin primer.
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Extendable nickel complex tapes that reach NIR absorptions

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15140-15143
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07353C, CommunicationHassib Audi, Zhongrui Chen, Azzam Charaf-Eddin, Anthony D'Aleo, Gabriel Canard, Denis Jacquemin, Olivier Siri
Nickel complex oligomers with tunable length allow a fine control of the absorption bands from the UV to the NIR region.
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Copper(I) 2-hydroxyethoxide-promoted cross-coupling of aryl- and alkenyldimethylsilanes with organic halides

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15156-15158
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07371A, CommunicationTakeshi Takeda, Ryosuke Obata, Daisuke Muramatsu, Yuichiro Takeda, Akira Tsubouchi
The fluoride free cross-coupling between aryldimethylsilanes and organic halides proceeded in the presence of monocopper(I) alkoxide of ethylene glycol. The similar reaction of alkenyldimethylsilanes also took place with complete retention of configuration.
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The first calcium-catalysed Nazarov cyclisation

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15171-15174
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06501H, CommunicationJacob Davies, Daniele Leonori
The first calcium-catalysed Nazarov cyclisation is described.
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Diastereoselective synthesis of [small alpha]-(aminomethyl)-[gamma]-butyrolactones via a catalyst-free aminolactonization

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15216-15219
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05765A, CommunicationP. Veeraraghavan Ramachandran, Daniel R. Nicponski
An auto-catalytic domino reaction involving an aza-Michael reaction, proton transfer, and lactonization furnishing [small alpha]-aminomethyl-[gamma]-butyrolactones in near quantitative yields and excellent diastereoselectivity is described.
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Aurophilically cross-linked "dynamic" hydrogels mimicking healthy synovial fluid properties

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15199-15201
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05735J, CommunicationPablo Casuso, Adrian Perez-San Vicente, Haizea Iribar, Araika Gutierrez-Rivera, Ander Izeta, Iraida Loinaz, German Cabanero, Hans-Jurgen Grande, Ibon Odriozola, Damien Dupin
We report a new supramolecular dynamic hydrogel, based on a new concept of reversible aurophilic cross-linker, mimicking the rheological behaviour of healthy synovial fluid at physiological conditions with good cell viability.
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Microtubes and hollow microspheres formed by winding of nanoribbons from self-assembly of tetraphenylethylene amide macrocycles

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15212-15215
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05390G, CommunicationSong Song, Hua-Fei Zheng, Hai-Tao Feng, Yan-Song Zheng
TPE amide macrocycles formed microtubes emitting blue fluorescence in H2O-THF with 70-80% water but produced hollow microspheres emitting blue-green fluorescence in 90% or more water.
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Magnetic blocking in extended metal atom chains: a pentachromium(II) complex behaving as a single-molecule magnet

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15191-15194
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06693F, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.A. Cornia, L. Rigamonti, S. Boccedi, R. Clerac, M. Rouzieres, L. Sorace
Enforced in an almost perfectly axial coordination environment, the terminal chromium(II) ion of a linear pentanuclear complex exhibits single-molecule magnet properties in its S = 2 ground state.
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Plasmonic hybrid nanotubes of fullerene C60-polythiophene-silver or gold nanoparticles: fabrication and enhancement of the Raman scattering

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15183-15186
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07303G, CommunicationRyusuke Yoshida, Takuya Matsumura, Tsukasa Nakahodo, Hisashi Fujihara
We determined the surface-enhanced Raman scattering of the plasmonic hybrid nanotubes of fullerene C60-polythiophene-Ag or Au nanoparticles.
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Motorized Janus metal organic framework crystals

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15175-15178
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06952H, CommunicationTristan T. Y. Tan, Jerald T. M. Cham, Michael R. Reithofer, T. S. Andy Hor, Jia Min Chin
A Janus MOF crystal showing site-selective bubble ejection from the ZIF-67 covered surface.
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Phase-transition contrast nanocapsules triggered by low-intensity ultrasound

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15163-15166
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04641B, CommunicationHao Li, Jianhao Wang, Ping Wang, Jian Zheng, Fangfang Song, Tinghui Yin, Guofu Zhou, Rongqing Zheng, Chao Zhang
Liquid fluorocarbon-loaded polymeric nanocapsules as contrast agents could be potentially triggered by mild hyperthermia under diagnostic ultrasound for tumor imaging.
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[(Salcen)CrIII + Lewis base]-catalyzed synthesis of N-aryl-substituted oxazolidinones from epoxides and aryl isocyanates

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15187-15190
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07421A, CommunicationRobert L. Paddock, Debashis Adhikari, Richard L. Lord, Mu-Hyun Baik, SonBinh T. Nguyen
[(Salcen)CrIII + Lewis base] was found to be a highly active and selective catalyst system in the [2+3] cycloaddition reaction between epoxides and isocyanates to form 5-oxazolidinones.
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Organic nanoparticles with aggregation-induced emission for tracking bone marrow stromal cells in the rat ischemic stroke model

Chem. Commun. - 8 November, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15136-15139
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06921H, CommunicationKai Li, Mie Yamamoto, Su Jing Chan, Mun Yee Chiam, Wei Qin, Peter Tsun Hon Wong, Evelyn King Fai Yim, Ben Zhong Tang, Bin Liu
Fluorescent nanoparticles with aggregation-induced emission were successfully used for tracking bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells in rats with ischemic stroke.
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