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The superior cycle and rate performance of a novel sulfur cathode by immobilizing sulfur into porous N-doped carbon microspheres

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04868G, CommunicationHui Xu, Yuanfu Deng, Zhenxia Zhao, Hongjie Xu, Xusong Qin, Guohua Chen
A novel S-immobilized N-doped carbon microspheres (NCMs) composite was synthesized and assembled as a cathode for Li-S batteries with significantly improved cycle stability and rate performance (e.g. 0.030% per cycle for 500 cycles at 2.0 C).
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Electrodeposition of gallium in the presence of NH4Cl in an ionic liquid: hints for GaN formation

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03649B, CommunicationAbhishek Lahiri, Natalia Borisenko, Andriy Borodin, Frank Endres
GaN forms if Ga is electrodeposited from GaCl3 in the presence of NH4Cl from [Py1,4]Tf2N ionic liquid at room temperature.
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Rapid engineering of versatile molecular logic gates using heterologous genetic transcriptional modules

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05264A, CommunicationBaojun Wang, Martin Buck
Versatile modular molecular logic gates are engineered in Escherichia coli bacteria that can sense and integrate multiple chemical molecules in customised digital logic manner.
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A pillar[5]arene and crown ether fused bicyclic host: synthesis, guest discrimination and simultaneous binding of two guests with different shapes, sizes and electronic constitutions

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01810A, CommunicationWei-Bo Hu, Hong-Mei Yang, Wen-Jing Hu, Ming-Liang Ma, Xiao-Li Zhao, Xian-Qiang Mi, Yahu A. Liu, Jiu-Sheng Li, Biao Jiang, Ke Wen
A pillar[5]arene- and crown ether-based bicyclic host molecule binds two guest species selectively by its two independent cyclic host subunits.
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Comparative STM studies of mixed ligand monolayers on gold nanoparticles in air and in 1-phenyloctane

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04114C, CommunicationQuy Khac Ong, Shun Zhao, Javier Reguera, Fabio Biscarini, Francesco Stellacci
Scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) studies have found that stripe-like domains on gold nanoparticles (NPs) have the same characteristic length in air and in 1-phenyloctane.
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Porous, single crystalline titanium nitride nanoplates grown on carbon fibers: excellent counter electrodes for low-cost, high performance, fiber-shaped dye-sensitized solar cells

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03882G, CommunicationLiang Chen, Hui Dai, Yong Zhou, Yingjie Hu, Tao Yu, Jianguo Liu, Zhigang Zou
A bundle of TiN nanoplate-functionalized CFs were twisted with the TiO2 nanotube array-coated Ti threads as photoanodes, which would be inserted into a transparent capillary filled with an electrolyte to be assembled into a FDSSC.
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Ultrafast electron injection at the cationic porphyrin-graphene interface assisted by molecular flattening

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04985C, CommunicationShawkat M. Aly, Manas R. Parida, Erkki Alarousu, Omar F. Mohammed
Steady-state and time-resolved data demonstrate the possibility of modulating the charge transfer rate between porphyrin and the graphene carboxylate surface.
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The stereoselective synthesis of [small alpha]-amino aldols starting from terminal alkynes

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04786A, CommunicationTomoya Miura, Takayuki Nakamuro, Kentaro Hiraga, Masahiro Murakami
A new sequential procedure for the stereoselective synthesis of syn [small alpha]-amino [small beta]-oxy ketones starting from terminal alkynes has been developed.
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A molecular "screw-clamp": accelerating click reactions in miniemulsions

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04119D, CommunicationEvandro M. Alexandrino, Philipp Buchold, Manfred Wagner, Adrian Fuchs, Andreas Kreyes, Clemens K. Weiss, Katharina Landfester, Frederik R. Wurm
Acceleration of a Huisgen alkyne-azide cycloaddition by the use of a miniemulsion approach was monitored by NMR techniques, demonstrating the potential of the interface to work as a "molecular screw-clamp".
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Iminosemiquinone radical ligands enable access to a well-defined redox-active CuII-CF3 complex

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04487H, CommunicationJeremy Jacquet, Elise Salanouve, Maylis Orio, Herve Vezin, Sebastien Blanchard, Etienne Derat, Marine Desage-El Murr, Louis Fensterbank
The reaction of a copper complex bearing iminosemiquinone ligands with a CF3+ source provides an unprecedented CuII-CF3 complex through ligand-based oxidation.
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Ferrocene-based supramolecular structures and their applications in electrochemical responsive systems

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05192K, Feature ArticleLiao Peng, Anchao Feng, Meng Huo, Jinying Yuan
In the field of electrochemical stimuli, ferrocene and its derivatives were widely studied with different host molecules, mainly including cyclodextrin, cucurbituril, pillararene and calixarene. This article generally summarizes the recent work regarding the host-guest interactions between ferrocene derivatives and their host molecules, as well as various supramolecular systems based on these interactions.
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Milk quality control: instant and quantitative milk fat determination with a BODIPY sensor-based fluorescence detector

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04670F, CommunicationWang Xu, Jiaojiao Bai, Juanjuan Peng, Animesh Samanta, Divyanshu, Young-Tae Chang
The first fluorescent sensor for milk fat was developed.
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Reduction of CO2 to free CO by a Pd(I)-Pd(I) dimer

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02438A, CommunicationChandra Mouli Palit, Daniel J. Graham, Chun-Hsing Chen, Bruce M. Foxman, Oleg V. Ozerov
Reaction of CO2 with a Pd(I)-Pd(I) dimer produces free CO in the presence of Me3SiCl or Me3SiOTf.
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An Umpolung Approach Toward N-Aryl Nitrone Construction: A Phosphine-Mediated Addition of 1,2-Dicarbonyls to Nitroso Electrophiles

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05044D, CommunicationAditi P. Chavannavar, Allen Grayson Oliver, Brandon Ashfeld
A phosphine-mediated [small alpha]-alkoxy anion generation enables an umpolung approach toward nitrone construction. The reaction exhibits a high degree of chemoselectivity for 1,2-dicarbonyls, even in the presence of aldehydes. The synthetic...
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A lipophilic "fully-anti" dodecamer from a (5'S)-5',8-cyclo-2'-deoxyguanosine

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04275A, CommunicationStefano Masiero, Silvia Pieraccini, Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu, Michael A. Terzidis, Enrico Junior Baldassarri, Giovanna Fragneto, Paolo Mariani
The self-assembly of a lipophilic derivative of (5'S)-5',8-cyclo-2'-deoxyguanosine, a mutagenic product formed by hydroxyl radical attack against DNA, has been investigated. This derivative forms, with high fidelity, a dodecameric complex...
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Sterically hindered malonamide monomers for the step growth synthesis of polyesters and polyamides

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03344B, CommunicationRuth Webster, Simon N. G. Tyler
A new amide monomer for step growth polymerisation is reported: the chemistry exploits a bulky malonamide for the synthesis of polyesters. No additives are needed and the only by-product, an...
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Enantioselective Adsorption of Ibuprofen and Lysine in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03745F, CommunicationRocio Bueno-Perez, Ana Martin-Calvo, Paula Gomez-Alvarez, Juan Jose Gutierrez-Sevillano, Patrick Jacques Merkling, Thijs J H Vlugt, Titus van Erp, David Dubbeldam, Sofia Calero
This study reveals efficient enantiomeric separation of bioactive molecules in liquid phase. Chiral structure H-MOF-1 separates racemic mixtures whereas heteroselectivity is observed for scalemic mixtures of ibuprofen using non-chiral MIL-47...
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Concentration and acid-base controllable fluorescence of metallosupramolecular polymer

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04243C, CommunicationLipeng He, Jianjun Liang, Yong Cong, Xin Chen, Weifeng Bu
A metallosupramolecular polymer (MP-Zn) bearing dibenzo-24-crown-8 (DB24C8) arms is constructed by coordinating Zn2+ with a conjugated bis-terpyridine ligand, which indicates concentration-dependent emissions from cyan to white to yellow. Successively, reversible...
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Two-dimensional optical waveguiding and luminescence vapochromism properties of 8-hydroxyquinoline zinc (Znq2) hexagonal microsheets

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04794J, CommunicationYan-Qiu Sun, Yilong Lei, Jing Gao, Xuhui Sun, shenghuang lin, Qiaoliang Bao, Qing Liao, Shuit-Tong Lee, LS Liao
Two-dimensional (2D) hexagonal microsheets of 8-hydroxyquinoline zinc (Znq2) were synthesized readily via a mixed solvent induced self-assembly method. The 2D optical waveguiding properties of the microsheets have been clearly revealed...
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An Electron Transfer Series of Octahedral Chromium Complexes containing a Redox Noninnocent [small alpha]-Diimine Ligand

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03332A, CommunicationKlaus H Theopold, Jingmei Shen, Glenn Yap, William E Barker IV, William Geiger
An electron-transfer series of octahedral [small alpha]-diimine complexes [(HLCy)3Cr]n+(BARF)n (n = 2, 1, 0) has been synthesized and crystallographically characterized. Cyclic voltammetry indicated additional formation of [(HLCy)3Cr]3+. The molecular structures suggested...
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