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Evaluation of molecules based on the electron donor-acceptor architecture as near-infrared [small beta]-amyloidal-targeting probes

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11875-11878
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04907A, CommunicationHualong Fu, Mengchao Cui, Peiyu Tu, Ziwei Pan, Boli Liu
A novel class of near-infrared molecules based on the donor-acceptor architecture were synthesized and evaluated as A[small beta] imaging probes.
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A novel graphene oxide based fluorescent nanosensing strategy with hybridization chain reaction signal amplification for highly sensitive biothiol detection

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11879-11882
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05309E, CommunicationJia Ge, Zhi-Mei Huang, Qiang Xi, Ru-Qin Yu, Jian-Hui Jiang, Xia Chu
A novel fluorescent nanosensor was developed for detecting biothiols via coupling graphene based fluorescence quenching with T-Hg(II)-T controlled hybridization chain reaction.
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Synthesis of the first amphiphilic pillar[6]arene and its enzyme-responsive self-assembly in water

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11954-11956
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05621C, CommunicationJun Zhou, Ming Chen, Guowang Diao
An amphiphilic pillar[6]arene can self-assemble into micelles in water. However, when complexed with adenosine triphosphate it transforms into vesicles. Moreover, these vesicles are efficiently responsive to phosphatase.
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Host-guest interaction manipulated self-assembly of pyridinium-tailored naphthalene

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11950-11953
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05538A, CommunicationPeiyi Wang, Yuan Lin, Mark Smith, Sheng Feng, Baoan Song, Song Yang, Jun Hu
In this communication, host-guest interactions are employed to manipulate the assembled morphology of 2-NP. By encapsulating the pyridinium and the naphthalene group of 2-NP into the cavity of cucurbit[8]uril, fluorescence-enhanced microsheets were formed.
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Efficient molecular recognition based on nonspecific van der Waals interaction at the solid/liquid interface

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11946-11949
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03658A, CommunicationLili Cao, Lirong Xu, Dahui Zhao, Kazukuni Tahara, Yoshito Tobe, Steven De Feyter, Shengbin Lei
A surprising recognition phenomenon based on van der Waals interactions was observed, which proves that the design of the supramolecular assembly from its building blocks represents a highly promising and general strategy.
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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for simultaneous sensitive detection of multiple microRNAs in lung cancer cells

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11883-11886
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05598E, CommunicationLi-Ping Ye, Juan Hu, Li Liang, Chun-yang Zhang
Circular exponential amplification reaction-based surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is developed for simultaneous detection of multiple microRNAs in lung cancer cells.
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A dynamic covalent imine gel as a luminescent sensor

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11942-11945
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05120C, CommunicationWeijun Luo, Yixuan Zhu, Jianyong Zhang, Jiajun He, Zhenguo Chi, Philip W. Miller, Liuping Chen, Cheng-Yong Su
A dynamic covalent gel has been prepared via imine bond formation, which shows hierarchical porosity and aggregation-induced emission enhancement.
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MnO2 spontaneously coated on carbon nanotubes for enhanced water oxidation

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11938-11941
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04846F, CommunicationJie Wei, Yan Liu, Yong Ding, Chao Luo, Xiaoqiang Du, Junqi Lin
[small delta]-MnO2/o-MWCNTs comprising the outer region of catalytic MnO2 and the inner region of highly conductive o-MWCNTs showed enhanced photocatalytic water oxidation activity.
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Porous organic ligands (POLs) for synthesizing highly efficient heterogeneous catalysts

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11844-11847
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03884C, CommunicationQi Sun, Miao Jiang, Zhenju Shen, Yinying Jin, Shuxiang Pan, Liang Wang, Xiangju Meng, Wangzhi Chen, Yunjie Ding, Jixue Li, Feng-Shou Xiao
Porous organic ligands (POLs) were successfully synthesized from solvothermal polymerization of vinyl-functionalized organic ligands, exhibiting excellent performance in organic transformation after metalation.
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An aggregation-induced emission (AIE) active probe renders Al(III) sensing and tracking of subsequent interaction with DNA

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11833-11836
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05093B, CommunicationSoham Samanta, Sudeep Goswami, Md. Najbul Hoque, Aiyagari Ramesh, Gopal Das
A rationally designed aggregation-induced emission active ligand enables selective Al(III) sensing and subsequent probing of the ensemble interaction with DNA.
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Fluorescent carbon nanowires made by pyrolysis of DNA nanofibers and plasmon-assisted emission enhancement of their fluorescence

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11887-11890
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04647A, CommunicationHidenobu Nakao, Shiho Tokonami, Yojiro Yamamoto, Hiroshi Shiigi, Yoshihiko Takeda
Ag-doped carbon nanowires (Ag-doped CNWs) are produced using pyrolysis of DNA nanofibers with well-attached silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), indicating emission enhancement assisted by localized plasmon resonances.
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An ultrastable {Ag55Mo6} nanocluster with a Ag-centered multishell structure

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11934-11937
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05893C, CommunicationKun Zhou, Yun Geng, Li-Kai Yan, Xin-Long Wang, Xian-Chun Liu, Guo-Gang Shan, Kui-Zhan Shao, Zhong-Min Su, Ying-Ning Yu
An ultrastable {Ag55Mo6} nanocluster with a Ag-centered multishell structure in [Ag55(MoO4)6(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CtBu)24(CH3COO)18](OAc)[middle dot]2H2O, which was synthesized by the self-assembly method.
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A RCA-based assay for analyzing individual strand break in DNA heteroduplex cleavage by restriction endonucleases

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11930-11933
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05314A, CommunicationGuojie Zhao, Tianyu Hu, Jun Li, Hua Wei, Hong Shang, Yifu Guan
Electrophoresis-free analysis of single strand break of DNA duplexes cleaved by restriction endonucleases using RCA.
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On-surface aryl-aryl coupling via selective C-H activation

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11825-11828
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05482B, CommunicationQiang Sun, Chi Zhang, Huihui Kong, Qinggang Tan, Wei Xu
Through the interplay of high-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) imaging/manipulation and density functional theory (DFT) calculations, we have demonstrated that an unprecedented selective aryl-aryl coupling via direct C-H bond activation can be successfully achieved on Cu(110).
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An efficient one-pot strategy for the highly regioselective metal-free synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted-1,2,3-triazoles

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11926-11929
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04678A, CommunicationAkbar Ali, Arlene G. Correa, Diego Alves, Julio Zukerman-Schpector, Bernhard Westermann, Marco A. B. Ferreira, Marcio W. Paixao
A simple and efficient metal-free methodology for the regioselective synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted-1,2,3-triazoles by applying a novel inverse electron-demand-1,3-dipolar cycloaddition approach has been developed.
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High yield, controlled synthesis of graphitic networks from dense micro emulsions

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11848-11851
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05455E, CommunicationE. Negro, M. Dieci, D. Sordi, K. Kowlgi, M. Makkee, G. J. M. Koper
We propose a new synthesis method to produce hyper-branched carbon nano structures that we call carbon nano networks. These porous, graphitic materials directly grow into a networked structure, do not require the use of an inorganic support, and can be tailored by experimental conditions to better suit their application.
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A pH-responsive prodrug for real-time drug release monitoring and targeted cancer therapy

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11852-11855
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05008H, CommunicationShi-Ying Li, Li-Han Liu, Hui-Zhen Jia, Wen-Xiu Qiu, Lei Rong, Hong Cheng, Xian-Zheng Zhang
A novel pH-responsive cancer targeting prodrug with real-time drug release monitoring capability was demonstrated based on the concept of contact-mediated quenching between doxorubicin and a coumarin derivative.
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Solvent-free synthesis, coating and morphogenesis of conductive polymer materials through spontaneous generation of activated monomers

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11840-11843
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05171H, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Ryo Muramatsu, Yuya Oaki, Kento Kuwabara, Kosei Hayashi, Hiroaki Imai
Synthesis, coating, and morphogenesis of conductive polymers were achieved on a variety of substrates through spontaneous generation of activated monomer vapors under ambient pressure and low temperature conditions.
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High thermal stability of block copolymer-capped Au and Cu nanoparticles

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11919-11921
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04937C, CommunicationIryna I. Perepichka, Mohamed A. Mezour, Dmitrii F. Perepichka, R. Bruce Lennox
Pyridine-containing block copolymers (PS-P4VP) can effectively stabilize metal nanoparticles which survive prolonged heating in solutions at high temperatures.
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Type-II core-shell Si-CdS nanocrystals: synthesis and spectroscopic and electrical properties

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11922-11925
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04722B, CommunicationGuan Wang, Jianwei Ji, Chengdong Li, Linwei Yu, Weikuan Duan, Wei Wei, Xiaozeng You, Xiangxing Xu
Type-II core-shell Si-CdS colloidal nanocrystals are synthesized with the spectroscopic and electronic properties tuned by the thickness of the CdS shell.
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