Royal Society of Chemistry

A metal-based tumour necrosis factor-alpha converting enzyme inhibitor

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09251A, CommunicationChung-Hang Leung, Li-Juan Liu, Lihua Lu, Bingyong He, Daniel W. J. Kwong, Chun-Yuen Wong, Dik-Lung Ma
We report herein a novel iridium(III) complex 1 as an antitumour necrosis factor agent and the first metal-based inhibitor of TACE enzymatic activity.
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New generation solar cells: concepts, trends and perspectives

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09888A, Feature ArticleMaria-Eleni Ragoussi, Tomas Torres
Organic, dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cell technologies have triggered widespread interest in recent years due to their very promising potential towards a high solar electricity future. A number of important milestones have marked the roadmap of each sector on the way to today's outstanding performances, but there still remains plenty of scope for further improvement. The most influential landmarks, together with basic concepts and future perspectives are unraveled in this review.
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Activatable photodynamic destruction of cancer cells by NIR dye/photosensitizer loaded liposomes

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09689D, CommunicationAhu Yuan, Xiaolei Tang, Xuefeng Qiu, Ke Jiang, Jinhui Wu, Yiqiao Hu
The phototoxicity of Chlorin e6 (Ce6) for photodynamic therapy (PDT) was found to be effectively suppressed by indocyanine green (ICG), a near infrared (NIR) dye.
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Heterometal-organic frameworks as highly sensitive and highly selective luminescent probes to detect I- ions in aqueous solutions

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09081K, CommunicationPeng-Fei Shi, Huan-Cheng Hu, Zhan-Yun Zhang, Gang Xiong, Bin Zhao
Cationic heterometal-organic frameworks serve as highly sensitive and highly selective luminescent probes for detecting I- ions in aqueous solutions.
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Polyoxometalates-based heterometallic organic-inorganic hybrid materials for rapid adsorption and selective separation of methylene blue from aqueous solutions

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09569C, CommunicationFei-Yan Yi, Wei Zhu, Song Dang, Jian-Ping Li, Dai Wu, Yun-hui Li, Zhong-Ming Sun
A series of POMs-based hybrid materials exhibit rapid adsorption rate, high uptake capacity and excellent selective separation towards cationic dye.
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Complete switch from [small alpha]-2,3- to [small alpha]-2,6-regioselectivity in Pasteurella dagmatis [small beta]-D-galactoside sialyltransferase by active-site redesign

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09772F, CommunicationKatharina Schmolzer, Tibor Czabany, Christiane Luley-Goedl, Tea Pavkov-Keller, Doris Ribitsch, Helmut Schwab, Karl Gruber, Hansjorg Weber, Bernd Nidetzky
Incorporation of Pro7His and Met117Ala substitutions resulted in a completely regioselective and highly efficient [small alpha]-2,6-sialyltransferase.
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A stable Li-deficient oxide as high-performance cathode for advanced lithium-ion batteries

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09344E, CommunicationPeiyu Hou, Jie Wang, Jishun Song, Dawei Song, Xixi Shi, Xiaoqing Wang, Lianqi Zhang
A stable Li-deficient Li0.35Ni0.2Co0.1Mn0.7O2-x surprisingly delivers large reversible capacity (251.3 mA h g-1), outstanding cycle life and a low median-voltage of 2.7 V in the range of 2.0-4.9 V.
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Exploration of Na2.65Ti3.35Fe0.65O9 as anode materials for Na-ion batteries

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09436K, CommunicationMaowen Xu, Jun-Ke Hou, Yu-Bin Niu, Guan-Nan Li, Yu-Tao Li, Chang Ming Li
Na2.65Ti3.35Fe0.65O9 rods were prepared by a simple solid-state route and coated with carbon to enhance their electronic conductivity and evaluated as anode materials in sodium-ion batteries.
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Spectral overlap-free quantum dot-based determination of benzo[a]pyrene-induced cancer stem cells by concurrent monitoring of CD44, CD24 and aldehyde dehydrogenase 1

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2118-2121
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08953G, CommunicationYumi Shim, Joon Myong Song
In this study, it was found that breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) are formed from MCF-7 cells by benzo[a]pyrene (BP)-induced mutation.
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Chemical design enables the control of conformational polymorphism in functional 2,3-thieno(bis)imide-ended materials

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2033-2035
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09177A, CommunicationLucia Maini, Federico Gallino, Massimo Zambianchi, Margherita Durso, Massimo Gazzano, Katia Rubini, Denis Gentili, Ilse Manet, Michele Muccini, Stefano Toffanin, Massimiliano Cavallini, Manuela Melucci
We introduce a chemical design strategy to control conformational polymorphism in 2,3-thienoimide based molecular materials.
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Constructing a multicomponent junction for improved visible-light photocatalytic performance induced by Au nanoparticles

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2173-2176
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08556F, CommunicationLequan Liu, Peng Li, Tao Wang, Huilin Hu, Haiying Jiang, Huimin Liu, Jinhua Ye
The construction of a multicomponent junction nanostructure is demonstrated to be an effective strategy to promote Au-induced visible-light photocatalytic performance.
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A solvated zinc analogue of the calomel-dication

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2170-2172
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08850F, CommunicationHung Banh, Christian Gemel, Rudiger W. Seidel, Roland A. Fischer
[Zn2]2+ as an analogue of the calomel dication [Hg2]2+ was isolated in the form of the solvent stabilized salt [Zn2(THF)6]2+[BAr4F]2-, for which the coordination environment is readily tuneable due to the lability of the solvent molecules.
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Red luminescence and ferromagnetism in europium oxynitridosilicates with a [small beta]-K2SO4 structure

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2166-2169
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08548E, CommunicationAshley P. Black, Kristin A. Denault, Judith Oro-Sole, Alejandro R. Goni, Amparo Fuertes
LaSrSiO3N and LaBaSiO3N are the first examples of nitride-based alkaline earth orthosilicates with [small beta]-K2SO4 structure, and they show red-orange luminescence after activation with Eu2+. The analogous compound LaEuSiO3N is, in addition to a red phosphor material, a soft ferromagnet with a Curie temperature of 3 K.
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In situ quantitation of intracellular microRNA in the whole cell cycle with a functionalized carbon nanosphere probe

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2141-2144
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09097G, CommunicationXianjiu Liao, Huangxian Ju
A method was designed for in situ quantitation and monitoring of the change in intracellular microRNA in the whole cell cycle.
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Controlled synthesis of high molecular weight poly(3-hexylthiophene)s via Kumada catalyst transfer polycondensation with Ni(IPr)(acac)2 as the catalyst

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2138-2140
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08012B, CommunicationXincui Shi, Aiguo Sui, Yongxia Wang, Yuesheng Li, Yanhou Geng, Fosong Wang
Ni(IPr)(acac)2 is a great catalyst for the controlled synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene)s with Mns of 9.90-350 kg mol-1via Kumada catalyst transfer polycondensation.
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Monitoring the cytosolic entry of cell-penetrating peptides using a pH-sensitive fluorophore

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2162-2165
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09441G, CommunicationZiqing Qian, Patrick G. Dougherty, Dehua Pei
A simple and effective method for monitoring the cytosolic delivery of cell-penetrating peptides.
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Bioimaging of the microRNA-294 expression-dependent color change in cells by a dual fluorophore-based molecular beacon

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2159-2161
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08898K, CommunicationHae Young Ko, Jonghwan Lee, Yong Seung Lee, Ha-Na Gu, Bahy A. Ali, Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy, Hyejung Heo, Sujeong Cho, Soonhag Kim
A dual fluorophore-based color-tunable molecular beacon visualized the microRNA-294 expression-dependent color change in cells.
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Highly sensitive and selective detection of miRNA: DNase I-assisted target recycling using DNA probes protected by polydopamine nanospheres

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2156-2158
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08912J, CommunicationYi Xie, Xiaoyan Lin, Yishun Huang, Rujun Pan, Zhi Zhu, Leiji Zhou, Chaoyong James Yang
Based on the protective properties of polydopamine nanospheres for DNA probes against nuclease digestion, we have developed a DNase I-assisted target recycling signal amplification method for highly sensitive and selective detection of miRNA.
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Eugenic metal-free sensitizers with double anchors for high performance dye-sensitized solar cells

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2152-2155
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09294E, CommunicationWei-I Hung, You-Ya Liao, Ting-Hui Lee, Yu-Chien Ting, Jen-Shyang Ni, Wei-Siang Kao, Jiann T. Lin, Tzu-Chien Wei, Yung-Sheng Yen
The best cell efficiency of the new dye outperforms that of the N719-based standard cell by [similar]13%.
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Organotemplate-free synthesis of an open-framework magnesium aluminophosphate with proton conduction properties

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2149-2151
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08964B, CommunicationYing Mu, Yanyan Wang, Yi Li, Jiyang Li, Jihong Yu
A facile organotemplate-free route has been developed to synthesize a new open-framework magnesium aluminophosphate with proton conduction properties.
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