Royal Society of Chemistry

Water adsorption in UiO-66: the importance of defects

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11329-11331
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04945D, CommunicationPritha Ghosh, Yamil J. Colon, Randall Q. Snurr
Density distributions of water in an ideal UiO-66 unit cell (left) and a unit cell missing linkers (right).
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Carborane functionalization of the aromatic network in chemically-synthesized graphene

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11332-11334
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04521A, CommunicationJan U. Kahlert, Aditya Rawal, James M. Hook, Louis M. Rendina, Mohammad Choucair
The conjugated aromatic system of graphene trapping the boron rich 1,2-carborane cluster.
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A half-sandwich organometallic single-ion magnet with hexamethylbenzene coordinated to the Dy(III) ion

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11418-11420
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04262J, CommunicationShan-Shan Liu, Joseph W. Ziller, Yi-Quan Zhang, Bing-Wu Wang, William J. Evans, Song Gao
The first example of a lanthanide(III)/[small pi]-bonded arene SIM [(C6Me6)Dy(AlCl4)3] is reported and the [small pi]-bonded arene is dominant in determining the easy axis orientation shown by ab initio calculations.
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Rhodium(II)-catalysed tandem aziridination and ring-opening: stereoselective synthesis of functionalised tetrahydrofurans

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11393-11396
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05159A, CommunicationWilliam P. Unsworth, Nicola Clark, Thomas O. Ronson, Kiri Stevens, Amber L. Thompson, Scott G. Lamont, Jeremy Robertson
Rh(II) mediated tandem aziridination and cycloetherification achieves a direct, stereoselective synthesis of the 2-(1-amino-2-hydroxyethyl)tetrahydrofuran motif.
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A tailor-made nucleoside-based colourimetric probe of formic acid

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11335-11338
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04254A, CommunicationJulie P. Vanegas, Elena Zaballos-Garcia, Julia Perez-Prieto
A ratiometric, specific probe of formic acid has been developed.
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Enhanced ratiometric fluorescent indicators for magnesium based on azoles of the heavier chalcogens

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11358-11361
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04460F, CommunicationMohammad S. Afzal, Jean-Philippe Pitteloud, Daniela Buccella
Replacement of a single atom by sulfur or selenium affords fluorescent sensors with improved optical properties for ratiometric intracellular Mg2+ imaging.
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Multicomponent reactions involving phosphines, arynes and aldehydes

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11389-11392
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05420B, CommunicationAnup Bhunia, Trinadh Kaicharla, Digvijay Porwal, Rajesh G. Gonnade, Akkattu T. Biju
A multicomponent reaction involving phosphines, arynes, and aldehydes is reported. The reaction proceeds via the generation of a 1,3-zwitterionic intermediate between phosphines and arynes, which is intercepted by aldehydes in a [3+2] mode, allowing the rapid synthesis of functionalized benzooxaphospholes.
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Spray pyrolysis of CZTS nanoplatelets

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11366-11369
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05162A, CommunicationS. Exarhos, K. N. Bozhilov, L. Mangolini
CZTS nanoplatelets have been grown using spray pyrolysis of a mixture of copper-, zinc- and tin-diethyldithiocarbamate as precursors.
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Bronze, silver and gold: functionalized group 11 organotin sulfide clusters

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11385-11388
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05666C, CommunicationJens P. Eu[German sz ligature}ner, Stefanie Dehnen
The synthesis, properties and reactivity of group 11 organotin sulfide clusters [(R1Sn)4(SnCl)2(MPPh3)2S8] (M = Cu, Ag), [(R3Sn)10Ag10S20], and [(R1,3Sn)2(AuPPh3)2S4] with covalently bound, carbonyl or hydrazine-terminated ligands R1 = CMe2CH2C(Me)O or R3 = CMe2CH2C(Me)NNH2 are reported.
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Isoselective ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide initiated by achiral heteroscorpionate zwitterionic zinc complexes

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11411-11414
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05033A, CommunicationZehuai Mou, Bo Liu, Meiyan Wang, Hongyan Xie, Ping Li, Lei Li, Shihui Li, Dongmei Cui
Achiral heteroscorpionate zinc complexes have been demonstrated as isoselective catalysts for the ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide.
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Alkylation of benzene with carbon monoxide over Zn/H-ZSM-5 zeolite studied using in situ solid-state NMR spectroscopy

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11382-11384
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03621B, CommunicationXiumei Wang, Jun Xu, Guodong Qi, Chao Wang, Qiang Wang, Feng Deng
Alkylation of benzene with CO produces toluene over a Zn/H-ZSM-5 zeolite, in which CO provides the methyl group of toluene via a methoxy intermediate.
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Metal-free sp3 C-H functionalization: a novel approach for the syntheses of selenide ethers and thioesters from methyl arenes

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11374-11377
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04503C, CommunicationSatpal Singh Badsara, Yi-Chen Liu, Ping-An Hsieh, Jing-Wen Zeng, Shao-Yi Lu, Yi-Wei Liu, Chin-Fa Lee
A DTBP-promoted, operationally simple, metal-free and solvent-free formation of C-Se and C-S bonds through sp3 C-H functionalization of methyl arenes with diselenides and disulfides is described.
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Enantioselective N-alkylation of isatins and synthesis of chiral N-alkylated indoles

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11354-11357
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04586F, CommunicationXiaowei Dou, Weijun Yao, Chunhui Jiang, Yixin Lu
Asymmetric N-alkylations of isatins with enals were shown to be feasible via a prolinol-catalyzed iminium activation, and N-alkylated isatins and indoles were obtained in good yields and with excellent enantioselectivity.
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Integrating metalloporphycenes into p-type NiO-based dye-sensitized solar cells

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11339-11342
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04523H, CommunicationSebastian Feihl, Ruben D. Costa, Wolfgang Brenner, Johannes T. Margraf, Ruben Casillas, Oliver Langmar, Anne Browa, Tatyana E. Shubina, Timothy Clark, Norbert Jux, Dirk M. Guldi
In the current work, we have explored a novel synthetic route towards metalated porphycenes and their use in p-type NiO-based dye-sensitized solar cells.
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A photoinduced mixed-valence state in an organic bis-triarylamine mixed-valence compound with an iridium-metal-bridge

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11350-11353
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04885G, CommunicationC. Lambert, R. Wagener, J. H. Klein, G. Grelaud, M. Moos, A. Schmiedel, M. Holzapfel, T. Bruhn
A cyclometalated iridium complex serves as a bridge between two triarylamine donors in an organic mixed-valence compound that is produced by a photoinduced electron transfer process.
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The phosphaethynolate anion reacts with unsaturated bonds: DFT investigations into [2+2], [3+2] and [4+2] cycloadditions

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11347-11349
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04610B, CommunicationLiu Liu, Jun Zhu, Yufen Zhao
Density functional theory calculations were carried out to investigate the [2+2], [3+2] and [4+2] cycloadditions of the phosphaethynolate anion.
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On the origin of the high capacitance of nitrogen-containing carbon nanotubes in acidic and alkaline electrolytes

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11343-11346
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04876H, CommunicationO. Ornelas, J. M. Sieben, R. Ruiz-Rosas, E. Morallon, D. Cazorla-Amoros, J. Geng, N. Soin, E. Siores, B. F. G. Johnson
The preparation of nitrogenated carbon nanotubes (N-CNT) using pyridine as a carbon precursor resulted in an eight-times increase in gravimetric capacitance.
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COSAN as a molecular imaging platform: synthesis and "in vivo" imaging

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11415-11417
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05058D, CommunicationKiran B. Gona, Adnana Zaulet, Vanessa Gomez-Vallejo, Francesc Teixidor, Jordi Llop, Clara Vinas
The unprecedented radiolabelling of [Co(8-I-C2B9H10)(C2B9H11)]- with 124I and 125I: short cutting the pathway from bench to bed for boron carrier drugs.
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DNA sequence-dependent photoluminescence enhancement in a cationic conjugated polyelectrolyte

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11311-11313
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03417A, CommunicationZhongwei Liu, Hsing-Lin Wang, Mircea Cotlet
A cationic conjugated polyelectrolyte complexed with single stranded DNA experiences sequence dependent photoluminescence enhancement.
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Synthesis of tetraphenylethylene pillar[6]arenes and the selective fast quenching of their AIE fluorescence by TNT

Chem. Commun. - 1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11407-11410
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05189K, CommunicationJin-Hua Wang, Hai-Tao Feng, Yan-Song Zheng
AIE fluorescence of tetraphenylethylene pillar[6]arenes could be selectively quenched by TNT, which could be used to detect TNT in air.
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