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Synthesis, photophysical and cytotoxicity evaluations of DNA targeting agents based on 3-amino-1,8-naphthalimide derived Troger's bases

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 12 August, 2014 - 15:17

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6610-6623
DOI: 10.1039/C3OB42213E, PaperSamantha Murphy, Sandra A. Bright, Fergus E. Poynton, Thomas McCabe, Jonathan A. Kitchen, Emma B. Veale, D. Clive Williams, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson
The synthesis, spectroscopic and biological evaluation of five fluorescent Troger's bases is described. These were shown to bind to DNA, being rapidly taken up into cancer cells and induce apoptosis after 4-24 hours.
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A simple approach to pyrrolylimidazole derivatives by azirine ring expansion with imidazolium ylides

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 12 August, 2014 - 15:17

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6598-6609
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB00865K, PaperAlexander F. Khlebnikov, Olesya A. Tomashenko, Liya D. Funt, Mikhail S. Novikov
Versatile synthesis of 1-(1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-1H-imidazole derivatives by a domino reaction of 2H-azirines with 1-alkyl-3-phenacyl-1H-imidazolium bromides is reported.
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A new class of high-contrast Fe(II) selective fluorescent probes based on spirocyclized scaffolds for visualization of intracellular labile iron delivered by transferrin

Org. and Biomol. Chem. - 12 August, 2014 - 15:17

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12,6590-6597
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB00935E, PaperMasato Niwa, Tasuku Hirayama, Kensuke Okuda, Hideko Nagasawa
A new class of high-contrast Fe(II) selective fluorescent probes based on spirocyclized scaffolds were developed to visualize transferrin-delivered intracellular labile iron.
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Molecular containers in complex chemical systems

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 12 August, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00165F, Review ArticleSalvatore Zarra, Daniel M. Wood, Derrick A. Roberts, Jonathan R. Nitschke
This review discusses recent advances in the use of molecular containers in complex chemical systems, focusing on three aspects: host-guest behaviour, structural transformations and reactivity modulation.
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Strategies for interfacing inorganic nanocrystals with biological systems based on polymer-coating

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 12 August, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00124A, Review ArticleGoutam Palui, Fadi Aldeek, Wentao Wang, Hedi Mattoussi
A representative set of nanocrystals made of semiconductors, Au and iron oxide, surface-capped with polymer ligands presenting various metal-coordinating groups.
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Antibacterial polymeric nanostructures for biomedical applications

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03001J, Feature ArticleJing Chen, Fangyingkai Wang, Qiuming Liu, Jianzhong Du
A topical review on recent advances in the research and applications of antimicrobial polymeric nanostructures, such as silver-decorated polymeric nanostructures, and polymeric micelles and vesicles based on antimicrobial polymers and antimicrobial peptides.
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Organocatalysed multicomponent synthesis of pyrazolidinones: Meldrum's acid approach

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10218-10221
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04852K, CommunicationEtienne Pair, Christophe Berini, Romain Noel, Morgane Sanselme, Vincent Levacher, Jean-Francois Briere
A novel multicomponent domino Knoevenagel-aza-Michael-cyclocondensation reaction with Meldrum's acid leading to a straightforward synthesis of 1,5-diazabicyclo[3.3.0]-octane-2,6-diones upon a tandem organocatalytic regime.
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High performance asymmetrical push-pull small molecules end-capped with cyanophenyl for solution-processed solar cells

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10251-10254
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04020A, CommunicationHang Gao, Yanqin Li, Lihui Wang, Changyan Ji, Yue Wang, Wenjing Tian, Xichuan Yang, Lunxiang Yin
The novel asymmetrical push-pull small molecule TPATDPPCN end-capped with cyanophenyl exhibits an impressive PCE of 5.94%.
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A convergent rhodium-catalysed asymmetric synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10222-10224
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04940C, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Ho Yin Li, Joachim Horn, Amanda Campbell, David House, Adam Nelson, Stephen P. Marsden
Rh-catalysed conjugate additions of 2-aminophenyl boronic acid derivatives were exploited in diastereoselective and asymmetric syntheses of tetrahydroquinolines.
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The origins of cyanobactin chemistry and biology

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10174-10176
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49252D, ViewpointMarcel Jaspars
Publication of the correct structure for ascidiacyclamide, a symmetrical patellamide, led to studies on the application and origins of these ribosomally produced compounds.
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Trifluoromethylation of arenediazonium salts with fluoroform-derived CuCF3 in aqueous media

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10237-10240
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04930F, CommunicationAnton Lishchynskyi, Guillaume Berthon, Vladimir V. Grushin
A new protocol has been developed for trifluoromethylation of arenediazonium salts with moisture-sensitive CuCF3 (from fluoroform) in aqueous media. The reaction is governed by a radical mechanism, tolerates a broad variety of functional groups, and is applicable to the synthesis of complex, polyfunctionalized molecules.
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A four-component organogel based on orthogonal chemical interactions

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10233-10236
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03398A, CommunicationNicolas Luisier, Kurt Schenk, Kay Severin
A thermoresponsive organogel was obtained by orthogonal assembly of four compounds using dynamic covalent boronate ester and imine bonds, as well as dative boron-nitrogen bonds.
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Design and preparation of ethynyl-pyrene modified platinum-acetylide gelators and their application in dispersion of graphene

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10269-10272
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04039B, CommunicationNai-Wei Wu, Jing Zhang, Xing-Dong Xu, Hai-Bo Yang
A series of new ethynyl-pyrene modified platinum-acetylide gelators were prepared, some of which were found to be able to incorporate graphene into the metallogel matrix.
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C60 fullerenol as an active and stable catalyst for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxides

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10307-10310
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04891A, CommunicationYong-Bin Sun, Chang-Yan Cao, Shu-Liang Yang, Pei-Pei Huang, Chun-Ru Wang, Wei-Guo Song
C60 fullerenol was first found to be a highly active, selective and stable catalyst for cycloaddition of CO2 and epoxides to produce various cyclic carbonates with excellent yields (89-99%). A solid/liquid interfacial hydrogen-bond assisted mechanism was proposed to account for its high efficiency.
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A chemo-mechanical switch for controllable water transportation based on a thermally responsive block copolymer

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10265-10268
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04089A, CommunicationJianmin Yang, Mitsuaki Hida, Sifeng Mao, Hulie Zeng, Hizuru Nakajima, Katsumi Uchiyama
A smart and reversible chemo-mechanical switch for controllable water transportation was developed by originally designing a thermally responsive block copolymer on a capillary plate.
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Synthesis and immunological evaluation of self-adjuvanting MUC1-macrophage activating lipopeptide 2 conjugate vaccine candidates

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10273-10276
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03510K, CommunicationDavid M. McDonald, Brendan L. Wilkinson, Leo Corcilius, Morten Thaysen-Andersen, Scott N. Byrne, Richard J. Payne
The synthesis and immunological evaluation of self-adjuvanting cancer vaccine candidates comprising of mucin 1 (MUC1) (glyco)peptides linked to macrophage activating lipopeptide 2 (MALP2) is described.
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Membrane analysis with amphiphilic carbon dots

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10299-10302
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03504F, CommunicationSukhendu Nandi, Ravit Malishev, Kaviya Parambath Kootery, Yelena Mirsky, Sofiya Kolusheva, Raz Jelinek
Amphiphilic carbon dots were synthesized and used for investigating membrane processes through fluorescence spectroscopy, FRET, and microscopy.
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Transmission electron microscopy enables the reconstruction of the catenane and ring forms of CS2 hydrolase

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10281-10283
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04650A, CommunicationJoseph Che-Yen Wang, Adam Zlotnick, Jasmin Mecinovic
Transmission electron microscopic studies on CS2 hydrolase provide direct evidence for the existence of the hexadecameric catenane and octameric ring topologies. Reconstructions of both protein assemblies are in good agreement with crystallographic analyses.
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Sulfur gradient-distributed CNF composite: a self-inhibiting cathode for binder-free lithium-sulfur batteries

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10277-10280
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04970E, CommunicationKun Fu, Yanpeng Li, Mahmut Dirican, Chen Chen, Yao Lu, Jiadeng Zhu, Yao Li, Linyou Cao, Philip D. Bradford, Xiangwu Zhang
A novel sulfur gradient cathode was developed with a high specific capacity and improved cycling stability for Li-S batteries.
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Emission enhancement of a coplanar [small pi]-conjugated gelator without any auxiliary substituents

Chem. Commun. - 11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10284-10286
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04869E, CommunicationPengchong Xue, Boqi Yao, Jiabao Sun, Zhenqi Zhang, Ran Lu
A linear coplanar carbazole-based benzoxazole derivative without any auxiliary moieties could gelatinize organic solvents, and exhibited emission enhancement owing to the J-aggregate formation.
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