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Improved chemical and mechanical stability of peptoid nanosheets by photo-crosslinking the hydrophobic core

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00588H, CommunicationDillon Flood, Caroline Proulx, Alessia Battagelli, Ellen Robertson, Shuo Wang, Adam Schwartzberg, Ronald N Zuckermann
Peptoid nanosheets can be broadly functionalized for a variety of applications. However, they are susceptible to degradation when exposed to chemical or mechanical stress. To improve their strength, photolabile monomers...
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A competitive coordination-based CeO2 nanowire-DNA nanosensor: fast and selective detection of hydrogen peroxide in living cells and in vivo

6 February, 2016 - 09:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00112B, CommunicationWen Gao, Xueping Wei, Xuejun Wang, Guanwei Cui, Zhenhua Liu, Bo Tang
A competitive coordination-based CeO2 nanowire-DNA nanosensor is developed for the fast and selective detection of H2O2 in living cells and in vivo.
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Allostery in Molecular Self-Assemblies: Metal Ions Triggered Self-Assembly and Emissions of Terthiophene

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00492J, CommunicationShuai Liu, Li Zhao, Yunlong Xiao, Tian Huang, Jie Li, Jianbin Huang, Yun Yan
Allostery is well documented for proteins but never recognized for molecular self-assemblies. Here, we report that specific binding of silver ion to the head of a coordinating amphiphile TTC4L may...
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Research progress on polyoxometalate-based transition-metal-rare-earth heterometallic derived materials: synthetic strategies, structural overview and functional applications

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10447E, Feature ArticleGuo-Yu Yang, Junwei Zhao, Yanzhou Li, Lijuan Chen
With the rapid development of science and technology and the trend of multidisciplinary pervasion, POM-based TM-RE heterometallic chemistry (POM = polyoxometalate, TM = transition-metal, RE = rare-earth) has developed one...
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Chiral All-Organic Nitroxide Biradical Liquid Crystal Showing Remarkably Large Positive Magneto-LC Effects

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09202G, CommunicationKatsuaki Suzuki, Yusa Takemoto, Shohei Takaoka, Koji Taguchi, Yoshiaki Uchida, Dmitrii G Mazhukin, Igor Alekseevich Grigor'ev, Rui Tamura
The liquid crystalline chiral nitroxide biradical (S,S,S,S)-3 synthesized has shown much larger 'positive magneto-LC effects' in the chiral nematic (N*) phase than in that of the monoradical (S,S)-1.
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Tuning the surface structure of supported PtNix bimetallic electrocatalysts for methanol electro-oxidation reaction

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08978F, CommunicationBingsen Zhang, Yiming Niu, Junyuan Xu, Xiaoli Pan, Cheng-Meng Chen, Wen Shi, Marc Georg Willinger, Robert Schlogl, Dang Sheng Su
The structures of PtNix nanoalloy particles were modified through thermal annealing in different atmosphere. The evolution of surface structures was uncovered by advanced trasmission electron microscopy, and the structure-function correlation...
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In situ Raman spectroscopy of carbon-coated ZnFe2O4 anode material in Li-ion batteries - Investigation of SEI growth

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09350C, CommunicationLaura Cabo-Fernandez, Franziska Mueller, Stefano Passerini, Laurence Hardwick
The (de)lithiation process of carbon-coated ZnFe2O4 has been investigated by in situ Raman spectroscopy. Solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) products were detected. Their detection may result from a temporary surface enhancement...
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Determining the structural stability of UiO-67 with respect to time: A solid-state NMR investigation

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09919F, CommunicationMason C Lawrence, Celine Schneider, Michael Jacob Katz
THE STABILITY OF UIO-67 HAS BEEN QUESTIONED FOR SOME TIME. WE HAVE USED SOLID-STATE NMR TO INVESTIGATE THE TEMPORAL STABILITY OF THIS MOF. PROPER ACTIVATION IS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL...
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Pure white-light and color-tuning of Eu3+-Gd3+-containing metallopolymer

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09946C, CommunicationZhao Zhang, Yani Hui, Lin Liu, Xingqiang Lv, Xunjin Zhu, Wai-Kwok Wong, Mei Pan, Chengyong Su
Direct white-light (CIE coordinate of x = 0.333, y = 0.335, CCT of 5455 K and CRI of 82) with a high luminous efficiency (18.4%) was achieved in the first...
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Fabrication of formamidinium lead iodide perovskite thin films via organic cation exchange

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09873D, CommunicationGuanglei Cui, Zhongmin Zhou, Shuping Pang, Fuxiang Ji, Bo Zhang
We adopt organic cation exchange engineering to fabricate high-quality formamidinium lead iodide (FAPbI3) perovskite thin films. With ammonia lead iodide (NH4PbI3) as the starting material, the NH4+ in NH4PbI3 could...
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Scalable synthesis of N-doped Si nanoparticles for high-performance Li-ion batteries

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00253F, CommunicationYing Han, ning Lin, Yuying Qian, Jianbin Zhou, Jie Tian, Yongchun Zhu, Yitai Qian
The N-doped Si nanoparticles were prepared synchronously by nitridation of Mg2Si. The existence of nitrogen doping can be demonstrated by XPS spectrum and EELS energy-filtered images. When the prepared N-doped...
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Total synthesis of laidlomycin

6 February, 2016 - 09:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10673G, CommunicationWonchul Lee, Sungkyoung Kang, Byunghyuck Jung, Hee-Seung Lee, Sung Ho Kang
The synthesis of laidlomycin is described.
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Bioactive clusters promoting cell penetration and nucleic acid complexation for drug and gene delivery applications: from designed to self-assembled and responsive systems

6 February, 2016 - 09:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09715K, Feature ArticleEline Bartolami, Camille Bouillon, Pascal Dumy, Sebastien Ulrich
Recent developments in the (self-)assembly of cationic clusters promoting nucleic acids complexation and cell penetration open the door to applications in drug and gene delivery.
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Cascade DNA logic device programmed ratiometric DNA analysis and logic devices based on fluorescent dual-signal probe of G-quadruplex DNAzyme

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10556K, CommunicationDaoqing Fan, Jinbo Zhu, Qingfeng Zhai, Erkang Wang, Shaojun Dong
Herein, two fluorescence sensitive substrates of G-quadruplex/hemin DNAzyme with invert responses (Scopoletin and Amplex Red) were simultaneously used in one homogeneous system to construct cascade advanced DNA logic device for...
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Converting bulk sugars into prebiotics: semi-rational design of a transglucosylase with controlled selectivity

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09940D, CommunicationTom Verhaeghe, Karel De Winter, Magali Berland, Rob De Vreese, Matthias D'hooghe, Bernard Offmann, Tom Desmet
Despite the growing importance of prebiotics in nutrition and gastroenterology, their structural variety is currently still very limited. The lack of straightforward procedures to gain new products in sufficient amounts...
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Interlocked supramolecular glycoconjugated polymers for receptor-targeting theranostics

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00100A, CommunicationWei-Tao Dou, Yue Zhang, Ying Lv, Jiatao Wu, Yi Zang, Chunyan Tan, J. Li, Guo-Rong Chen, Xiao-Peng He
We report an interlocked supramolecular ensemble formed between a conjugated polymer (CP) and a fluorescent glycoprobe for receptor-targeting cancer cell theranostics.
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Ir-Cu Nanoframes: One-pot Synthesis and Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00552G, CommunicationDingsheng Wang, Jiajing Pei, Junjie Mao, Xin Liang, Chen Chen, Qing Peng, Yadong Li
In this manuscript, we have successfully demonstrated a facile one-pot synthetic approach for the preparation of uniform Ir-Cu nanoframes with highly open structures. The time-dependent TEM studies during crystal growth...
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Organic Nanophotonic Materials: the Relationship between Excited-State Processes and Photonic Performances

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00018E, Feature ArticleWei Zhang, Yong Sheng Zhao
Nanophotonics have recently captured broad attention because of the great potential in information proc-essing and communicating, which may allow rates and bandwidth beyond what is feasible in the realm of...
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Tuning of Molecular Qubits: Very Long Coherence and Spin-Lattice-Relaxation Times

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00300A, CommunicationKatharina Bader, Mario Winkler, Joris van Slageren
We report a pulsed EPR study on different transition metal phthalocyanines, elucidating the dependence of spin relaxation on solvent, ligand and metal ion. Coherence times of >40 [small mu ]s and spin-lattice...
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Rational Design and Synthesis of a Porous, Task-Specific Polycarbazole for Efficient CO2 Capture

6 February, 2016 - 09:17
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00573J, CommunicationTian Jin, Yan Xiong, Xiang Zhu, Ziqi Tian, Duan-Jian Tao, Jun Hu, De-en Jiang, Hualin Wang, Honglai Liu, Sheng Dai
We present a rational design and synthesis of a novel porous pyridine-functionalized polycarbazole for efficient CO2 capture based on the density functional theory calculations. The task-specific polymer, generated through a...
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