Royal Society of Chemistry

Rational design of sulphur host materials for Li-S batteries: correlating lithium polysulphide adsorptivity and self-discharge capacity loss

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08980D, CommunicationLinda Nazar, Marine Cuisinier, Connor Hart, Xiao Liang, Dipan Kundu, Arnd Garsuch
A versatile, cost-effective electrochemical analysis strategy is described that determines the specific polysulphide adsorptivity of materials, and allows prediction of the long-term performance of sulphur composite electrodes in Li-S cells....
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Hydrogen Bonds Distinction and Activation on Catalytic Etherification of Hydroxyl Compounds

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08467E, CommunicationPenghua Che, Fang Lu, Xin Nie, Yizheng Huang, Yanliang Yang, Feng Wang, Jie Xu
An excellent linear correlation between ln[small delta] (OH chemical shift) and 1/T (temperature) is first discovered for hydroxyl compounds. The derived slope (A) provides information as an index not only for...
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Observation of a reversible Isomorphous Phase Transtion and an interplay of "[sigma]-hole" and "[small pi]-hole" in Fmoc-Leu-[small psi][CH2-NCS]

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08751H, CommunicationRumpa Pal, Nagendra Govindappa, Samarasimhareddy Mamidi, Vommina V Sureshbabu, Tayur N Guru Row
Fmoc-Leu-[small psi][CH2NCS], undergoes a reversible isomorphous phase transition upon cooling. The crystal structure at 100K displays a short N=C=S[round bullet, filled][round bullet, filled][round bullet, filled]N=C=S intermolecular interaction, which has been characterized based on experimental charge density analysis...
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An Enzyme-Free and Amplified Colorimetric Detection Strategy via Target-Aptamer Binding Triggered Catalyzed Hairpin Assembly

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08488H, CommunicationKe Quan, Jin Huang, Xiaohai Yang, Yanjing Yang, Le Ying, He Wang, Yong He, Kemin Wang
Here we introduce an enzyme-free and colorimetric detection strategy for small molecule adenosine. The approach is based on the adenosine-aptamer binding triggered liberation of an initiator strand that consecutively catalyzes...
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Multiplex Plasmonic Anti-counterfeiting Security Labels Based on Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08596E, CommunicationYan Cui, In Yee Phang, Yih Hong Lee, Mian Rong Lee, Qi Zhang, Xing Yi Ling
We demonstrate a multiplex plasmonic anti-counterfeiting platform by embedding multiple molecules on a single substrate with superior nanometer scale spectral and spatial resolution. The encoded specific molecular information can only...
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Easy and Quantitative Access to Fe(II) and Fe(III) Diarylalkynyl-phosphine Oxides Featuring [Fe(dppe)Cp*] Endgroups: Terminal P=O Functionality Blocks the Dimerization of the Fe(III) Derivatives

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08993F, CommunicationAyham Tohme, Charles Thomas Hagen, Stephanie Labouille, Arnaud Bondon, Thierry Roisnel, Duncan Carmichael, Frederic Paul
A series of paramagnetic diarylalkynylphosphine oxides 3a-c[PF6] featuring an open-shell [Fe(eta5-dppe)(eta5-C5Me5)]+ endgroup were obtained by oxidation of their neutral Fe(II) parents 3a-c, themselves obtained in a simple and nearly quantitative...
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Gallium complexes with alpha-diimine and phenazine in various reduced states

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04128C, CommunicationYanxia Zhao, Yanyan Liu, Zeyi Wang, Wenhua Xu, Bin Liu, Ji-Hu Su, Biao Wu, Xiao-Juan Yang
Reactions of an alpha-diimine-stabilized "digallane" [Ga2L2] with phenazine (Phz) lead to gallium complexes in which the Phz and alpha-diimine show different reduced forms, demonstrating their noninnocence and diverse coordination modes.
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Efficient Hydration of Alkynes through Acid-Assisted Bronsted Acid Catalysis

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08938C, CommunicationG B Hammond, Bo Xu, Shengzong Liang
The combined acid catalyzed hydration of alkynes is an efficient one-step synthesis of carbonyl compounds. This atom-economical method is effective with a wide range of substrates, and the products are...
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Sulfide Synthesis through Copper-Catalyzed C-S Bonds Formation under Biomolecule-Compatible Conditions

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08367A, CommunicationYonghong Zhang, Yiming Li, Xiao-Mei Zhang, Xuefeng Jiang
We report here an efficient and mild method for constructing C-S bonds. The reactions were carried out with Na2S2O3 as sulfurating reagent, CuSO4 as catalyst, and water as solvent without...
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Concise Synthesis of the Tricyclic Skeleton of Crotobarin and Crotogoudin via a Gold-catalyzed Cycloisomerization Reaction

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48897G, CommunicationYanxing Jia, Yinliang Guo, Qiang Liu
A concise synthesis of the tricyclic skeleton of (+)-crotobarin and (+)-crotogoudin via gold-catalyzed 1,6-enyne cycloisomerization reaction is reported.
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Plasmonic metal scattering immunoassay by total internal reflection scattering microscopy with nanoscale lateral resolution

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07665F, CommunicationSeungah Lee, Hyunung Yu, Seong Ho Kang
Position estimation by the intensity of a plasmonic metal (i.e., silver) scattering in three dimensions (3D) on gold-nanopatterned chips was introduced to explore precise immunoassays within the evanescent field layer....
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One-step ultrasonic synthesis of graphene quantum dots with high quantum yield and its application in sensing of alkaline phosphatase

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07449A, Communicationxiaojun zhang, Yanhong Zhu, Ling Chen, Guangfeng Wang, hong jiang
With only graphene oxide and KMnO4, the luminescent graphene quantum dots (GQDs) in high quantum yield were prepared by one-step synthesis using ultrasonication, and applied it in the label-free, simple...
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Chemical controls on uranyl citrate speciation and the self-assembly of nanoscale macrocycles and sandwich complexes in aqueous solutions.

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08657K, CommunicationMadeline Basile, Daniel K Unruh, Kyle Gojdas, Erin Flores, Laura Streicher, Tori Forbes
Uranyl citrate forms trimeric species at pH>5.5, but exact structural characteristics of these important oligomers have not previously been reported. Crystallization and structural characterization of the trimers suggests the self-assembly...
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Signal-on Electrochemiluminescent Aptasensor Based on Target Controlled Permeable Films

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07699K, CommunicationLichan Chen, Xiaoting Zeng, Donghwan (Richie) Kim, Yuwu Chi, Abdul Rahim Ferhan, Guonan Chen
A novel permeability gate-based electrochemiluminescent (ECL) aptasensor has been constructed by utilizing target-responsive polyelectrolyte-aptamer film deposited on the solid-state ECL electrode to control the rate of diffusion of a coreactant...
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Light-induced structural evolution of photoswitchable carbohydrate-based surfactant micelles

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07657E, CommunicationRico F. Tabor, Matthew J. Pottage, Christopher J. Garvey, Brendan L. Wilkinson
We report the light-induced structural evolution of photoswitchable carbohydrate-based surfactant micelles using time-resolved small-angle neutron scattering (TR-SANS), monitoring the structural changes in micellisation in situ over time and demonstrating for the first time the course and implications of this process.
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Application of a nucleophilic boryl complex in the frustrated Lewis pair: activation of H-H, B-H and C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bonds with B(C6F5)3 and boryl-borate lithium

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07658C, CommunicationJunhao Zheng, Yuwen Wang, Zhen Hua Li, Huadong Wang
The frustrated Lewis pair (FLP) comprised of boryl-borate lithium [pinBB(Ph)pin]Li and B(C6F5)3 can efficiently activate H2, HBpin and C2H4.
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Oxidative Radical 1,2-Alkylarylation of Alkenes with -C(sp3)-H Bonds of Acetonitriles Involving 1,2-Aryl Migration

Chem. Commun. - 26 November, 2014 - 22:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08902B, CommunicationYang Li, Bang Liu, Hai-Bing Li, Qiuan Wang, Jin-Heng Li
A novel metal-free oxidative 1,2-alkylarylation of unactivated alkenes with the -C(sp3)-H bonds of acetonitriles for the synthesis of 5-oxo-pentanenitriles is presented. In the presence of TBPB (tert-butyl peroxybenzoate), a variety...
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Density Functional Theory Calculations of Rh-[small beta]-diketonato complexes

Dalton Transactions - 26 November, 2014 - 04:54
Dalton Trans., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02268H, PerspectiveJeanet Conradie
Density functional theory (DFT) results on the geometry, energies and charges of selected Rh-[small beta]-diketonato reactants, products and transition states are discussed. Various DFT techniques are used to increase our understanding...
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One-Pot Synthesis of an Indole-Substituted 7,8-Dicarba-nido-dodecahydroundecaborate(-1)

Dalton Transactions - 26 November, 2014 - 04:54
Dalton Trans., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03218G, PaperEvamarie Hey-Hawkins, Wilma Neumann, Rene Frank
Carbaboranes are increasingly used as pharmacophores to replace phenyl substituents in established drug molecules. In contrast to traditional organic chemistry, elaborated procedures to introduce functionality frequently fail in the case...
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Non-symmetrical aryl- and arylethynyl-substituted thioalkyl-porphyrazines for electronic materials: Synthesis, properties, and computational studies

Dalton Transactions - 26 November, 2014 - 04:54
Dalton Trans., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03317E, PaperSandra Belviso, Mario Amati, Rocco Rossano, Alessandra Crispini, Francesco Lelj
A series of novel non-symmetrically substituted mono [small beta]-aryl and [small beta]-arylethynyl (alkylsulfanyl)porphyrazines and the corresponding Ni(II) complexes have been prepared by Suzuki-Miyaura and Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions with the aim to investigate...
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