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Double-site recognition of pathogenic bacterial whole cells based on an antibiotic-affinity strategy

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02814K, CommunicationHongfei Gao, Shijia Yang, Jing Han, Jie Xiong, Weijun Kong, Chong Li, Guojian Liao, Zhifeng Fu
An antibiotic-affinity strategy was designed for direct assaying whole cells of a pathogenic bacterium based on the strong affinity of the antibiotic agent to bind to the cell wall of the bacterium.
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Surface plasmon & visible light for polymer functionalization of mesopores and manipulation of ionic permselectivity

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11697-11700
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03507D, CommunicationNicole Herzog, Jonas Kind, Christian Hess, Annette Andrieu-Brunsen
Surface plasmons and visible light have been used for polymer functionalization of mesoporous thin silica films resulting in ionic permselectivity control. Near-field induced surface functionalization bares a high potential for nanoscale surface modification.
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Enhanced stability of Zr-doped Ba(CeTb)O3-[small delta]-Ni cermet membrane for hydrogen separation

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11619-11621
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03391H, CommunicationYanying Wei, Jian Xue, Wei Fang, Yan Chen, Haihui Wang, Jurgen Caro
The Ni-BCTZ membrane can be steadily operated under both dry and humid conditions for hydrogen separation, which shows an extremely enhanced stability compared with Ni-BCT due to Zr-doping.
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A supramolecular approach for designing emissive solid-state carbazole arrays

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11603-11606
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03515E, CommunicationLiubov M. Lifshits, Bruce C. Noll, Jeremy K. Klosterman
Reactions of 5-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)-isophthalate and metal salts provide laminar metal organic frameworks (MOFs) wherein interlayer interactions of the pendant carbazoles engender extended aromatic stacks or non-stacked structures with enhanced solid-state emission.
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High surface area and Z[prime or minute] in a thermally stable 8-fold polycatenated hydrogen-bonded framework

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11642-11645
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04219D, CommunicationCassandra A. Zentner, Holden W. H. Lai, Joshua T. Greenfield, Ren A. Wiscons, Matthias Zeller, Charles F. Campana, Orhan Talu, Stephen A. FitzGerald, Jesse L. C. Rowsell
Permanent porosity, a large surface area, and unprecedented Z[prime or minute] was exhibited in an 8-fold polycatenated hydrogen-bonded organic framework.
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Array-based detection of persistent organic pollutants via cyclodextrin promoted energy transfer

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11615-11618
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04153H, CommunicationNicole Serio, Daniel F. Moyano, Vincent M. Rotello, Mindy Levine
Reported herein is the selective detection of 30 different persistent organic pollutants using cyclodextrin-promoted non-covalent energy transfer for array-based detection.
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Antimicrobial peptide shows enhanced activity and reduced toxicity upon grafting to chitosan polymers

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11611-11614
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04010H, CommunicationPriyanka Sahariah, Kasper K. Sorensen, Martha A. Hjalmarsdottir, Olafur E. Sigurjonsson, Knud J. Jensen, Mar Masson, Mikkel B. Thygesen
Grafting of anoplin to chitosan polymers in varying density and orientation leads to a 30-fold activity enhancement and a reduction in toxicity towards red blood cell of more than two orders of magnitude.
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Effect of microtubule polymerization on photoinduced hydrogen generation

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11607-11610
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02914G, CommunicationKosuke Okeyoshi, Ryuzo Kawamura, Ryo Yoshida, Yoshihito Osada
Here we report a novel reaction field for photoinduced H2 generation by utilizing microtubules as a medium with hierarchical structure.
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Chemoenzymatic synthesis of [small alpha]-dystroglycan core M1 O-mannose glycans

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11654-11657
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02913A, CommunicationYan Zhang, Caicai Meng, Lan Jin, Xi Chen, Fengshan Wang, Hongzhi Cao
A diversity-oriented chemoenzymatic synthesis of [small alpha]-dystroglycan ([small alpha]-DG) core M1 O-mannose glycans at the preparative scale via sequential one-pot multienzyme (OPME) glycosylation of a chemically prepared disaccharyl serine intermediate was reported.
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Self-assembly pathway of peptide nanotubes formed by a glutamatic acid-based bolaamphiphile

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11634-11637
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03640B, CommunicationEmerson Rodrigo da Silva, Wendel Andrade Alves, Valeria Castelletto, Mehedi Reza, Janne Ruokolainen, Rohanah Hussain, Ian William Hamley
The self-assembly of peptide nanotubes formed by an L-glutamic acid-based bolaamphiphile is shown to proceed via a remarkable mechanism where the peptide conformation changes from [small beta]-sheet to unordered.
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Chemical etching of manganese oxides for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11599-11602
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03155A, CommunicationKaixiang Lei, Xiaopeng Han, Yuxiang Hu, Xue Liu, Liang Cong, Fangyi Cheng, Jun Chen
Mixed-valent MnOx obtained by chemically etching MnO/Mn2O3 with ceric ammonium nitrate exhibits enhanced electrocatalytic activity toward oxygen reduction.
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A chiral phosphoric acid catalyst for asymmetric construction of 1,3-dioxanes

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11693-11696
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04124D, CommunicationAkira Matsumoto, Keisuke Asano, Seijiro Matsubara
A chiral phosphoric acid catalyst enabled enantioselective 1,3-dioxane construction, useful for polyketide motif synthesis, via a hemiacetalization/intramolecular oxy-Michael addition cascade.
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Copper(II)-catalyzed oxidative N-nitrosation of secondary and tertiary amines with nitromethane under an oxygen atmosphere

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11638-11641
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03675E, CommunicationNorio Sakai, Minoru Sasaki, Yohei Ogiwara
The combination of Cu(OTf)2 and DBU under an O2 atmosphere effectively promoted the N-nitrosation of both secondary aromatic/aliphatic amines and tertiary aromatic amines with nitromethane (CH3NO2).
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Combined chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy using a nanohybrid based on layered double hydroxides to conquer cisplatin resistance

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11587-11590
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04376J, CommunicationZhigang Wang, Rong Ma, Li Yan, Xianfeng Chen, Guangyu Zhu
Combined chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy using a nanohybrid based on layered double hydroxides is very effective in killing cisplatin-resistant cancer cells.
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A near-infrared multifunctional fluorescent probe with an inherent tumor-targeting property for bioimaging

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11721-11724
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03878B, CommunicationXu Zhao, Yang Li, Di Jin, Yuzhi Xing, Xilong Yan, Ligong Chen
A mitochondria-targeting near-infrared switchable probe for in vitro and in vivo tumor-targeting imaging.
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Synthesis of concave gold nanocuboids with high-index facets and their enhanced catalytic activity

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11591-11594
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02106E, CommunicationLidong Li, Yi Peng, Yonghai Yue, Ye Hu, Xiu Liang, Penggang Yin, Lin Guo
Novel concave gold nanocuboids bounded by 24 high-index {611} facets are synthesized using the seed-mediated growth method via an overgrowth mechanism, which exhibit excellent catalytic activities over certain reactions.
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Sperm DNA-mediated reduction of nonspecific fluorescence during cellular imaging with quantum dots

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11584-11586
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04503G, CommunicationJonghwan Lee, Kyung-ju Choi, Youngsok Choi, Bahy A. Ali, Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy, Soonhag Kim
Salmon sperm DNA was used as a blocking agent to reduce background fluorescence signals from gelatin-coated cell culture dishes.
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Hollow tubular porous covalent organic framework (COF) nanostructures

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11717-11720
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04130A, CommunicationPradip Pachfule, Sharath Kandmabeth, Arijit Mallick, Rahul Banerjee
Hollow and tubular TpPa-COF structures with high chemical stability and porosity have been synthesized by template-assisted replication of nanometer sized ZnO-nanorods.
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A Cu(II)-based strategy for catalytic enantioselective [small beta]-borylation of [small alpha],[small beta]-unsaturated acceptors

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11685-11688
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04295J, CommunicationLei Zhu, Taku Kitanosono, Pengyu Xu, Shu Kobayashi
The unique nature and readily availability of Cu(V) species underscores the value of the Cu(V)-based catalyst over an array of well-documented Cu(I)-based catalysts.
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Detection of telomerase on upconversion nanoparticle modified cellulose paper

9 July, 2015 - 06:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11630-11633
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03902A, CommunicationFaming Wang, Wen Li, Jiasi Wang, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
We successfully constructed an upconversion nanoparticle modified cellulose paper sensor for the sensitive and visual detection of telomerase activity.
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