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One-pot synthesis of dibenzo[b,h][1,6]naphthyridines from 2-acetylaminobenzaldehyde: Application to a fluorescent DNA-binding compound

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07807A, CommunicationKentaro Okuma, Tomohiro Koga, Saori Ozaki, Yutaro Suzuki, Kenta Horigami, Noriyoshi Nagahora, Kosei Shioji, Masatora Fukuda, Masanobu Deshimaru
The synthesis of dibenzo[b,h][1,6]naphthyridines was achieved in one pot by reacting 2-acetylaminobenzaldehyde with methyl ketones under basic conditions via four sequential condensations. This method is also applicable to the synthesis...
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Room temperature electrochemical synthesis of N-doped Graphene and its electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07402E, CommunicationFeng-Xiang Ma, Jiong Wang, Feng-bin Wang, Xinghua Xia
We report a facile and green electrochemical method using graphene oxide as precursor to synthesize nitrogen doped graphene at room temperature in ammonia containing aqueous solution. The nitrogen doping content...
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Oxidative Cross-Dehydrogenative Coupling between N-Aryl Tetrahydroisoquinolins and 5H-Oxazol-4-ones through Two Methodologies: Copper Catalysis or Metal-Free Strategy

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04508D, CommunicationRui Wang, Xihong Liu, Jinlong Zhang, Shixiong Ma, Yunxia Ma
A direct oxidative cross-dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) of N-aryl tetrahydroisoquinolins with 5H-oxazol-4-ones catalyzed by CuBr using air as the only oxidant has been developed, which could also proceed smoothly under a...
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Chemoselective silyl transfer in the Mukaiyama aldol reaction promoted by super silyl Lewis acid

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05807K, CommunicationMasahiro Sai, Matsujiro Akakura, Hisashi Yamamoto
In the silyl Lewis acid-promoted Mukaiyama aldol reaction, the steric and electronic properties of the silyl group on the silyl Lewis acid influence the reaction mechanism and product distribution.
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Ligand selectivity in stabilising tandem parallel folded G-quadruplex motifs in human telomeric DNA sequences

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07487D, CommunicationAlex R. O. Cousins, Dougal Ritson, Pallavi Sharma, Malcolm F. G. Stevens, John E. Moses, Mark S. Searle
An oxazole-based 'click' ligand shows selectivity in binding at the interface between tandem telomeric DNA quadruplex motifs.
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Boryl-Assisted Hydrogenolysis of a Nickel-Methyl bond

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07616H, CommunicationNatalia Curado, Celia Maya, Joaquin Lopez-Serrano, Amor Rodriguez
An stable Nickel(II) methyl complex containing a diphosphino-boryl (PBP) pincer ligand is described. Mechanistic studies on the hydrogenolysis of the Ni-Me bond suggest a metal ligand cooperation mechanism that involves...
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Functionalization of Robust Zr(IV)-based Metal-Organic Framework Films via Postsynthetic Ligand Exchange

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08218D, CommunicationHonghan Fei, Sonja Pullen, Andreas Wagner, Sascha Ott, Seth M Cohen
A facile and efficient fabrication approach for homogeneous, crack-free UiO-66 films with exceptionally high crystallinity and tunable thickness on a transparent and conductive glass substrate is reported. Two functionalized species,...
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Synthesis, Mechanism of Formation, and Catalytic Activity of Xantphos Nickel [small pi]-Complexes

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07590K, CommunicationJanis Louie, Nicholas D. Staudaher, Ryan M. Stolley
A general synthetic route to the first Xantphos nickel alkyne and alkene complexes has been discovered. Various Ni complexes were prepared and characterized. NMR experiments indicate benzonitrile undergoes ligand exchange...
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Direct photo-hydroxylation of the Zr-based framework UiO-66

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07882A, CommunicationDarren Bradshaw, Jordi Aguilera-Sigalat, Alyssa Fox-Charles
We describe the direct post-synthetic hydroxylation of UiO-66 through the photogeneration of hydroxyl radicals. Three approaches have been investigated, and levels of conversion up to 77% have been observed within...
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Solid-Solid Phase Interconversion in an Organic Conductor Crystal: Hydrogen-bond-mediated Dynamic Changes of [small pi]-Stacked Molecular Arrangement and Physical Properties

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07810A, CommunicationJunya Yoshida, Akira Ueda, Akiko Nakao, Reiji Kumai, Hironori Nakao, Youichi Murakami, Hatsumi Mori
Solid-solid phase interconversion was observed in an organic conductor based on a hydrogen-bonded (H-bonded) TTF (tetrathiafulvalene) molecular unit, in which the [small pi]-stacked molecular arrangement and physical properties were dynamically changed...
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Enzyme-Responsive Polymer Assemblies

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05878J, Feature ArticleYan Ding, Yuetong Kang, Xi Zhang
Enzyme-responsive polymer assemblies have proved to be promising candidates for biomaterials, biomedicine and biosensing. Traditionally, these assemblies are prepared by the self-assembly of polymer building blocks which are convalently conjugated...
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An extended-gate type organic field effect transistor functionalised by phenylboronic acid for saccharide detection in water

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07498J, CommunicationTsuyoshi Minami, Tsukuru Minamiki, Yuki Hashima, Daisuke Yokoyama, Tomohito Sekine, Kenjiro Fukuda, Daisuke Kumaki, Shizuo Tokito
Saccharides in water are detected electrically using an extended-gate type organic field effect transistor (OFET) functionalised by a phenylboronic acid monolayer. The response patterns for the monosaccharides are significantly different,...
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A fluorescent organic cage for picric acid detection

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06225F, CommunicationPartha Sarathi Mukherjee, Koushik Acharyya
Dynamic covalent imine chemistry has been utilized to synthesize a fluorescent [3+2] self-assembled nanoscopic organic cage. The fluorescent nature of the reduced analogue of the cage was further exploited for...
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Nuclear spin circular dichroism in fullerenes: a computational study

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07271E, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Michal Straka, Petr Stepanek, Sonia Coriani, Juha Vaara
Chemically different carbons in C70 give distinct signals in nuclear spin circular dichroism spectroscopy, a novel candidate for high-resolution identification of chemical compounds.
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Bismuth(III) benzohydroxamates: powerful anti-bacterial activity against Helicobacter pylori and hydrolysis to a unique Bi34 oxido-cluster [Bi34O22(BHA)22(H-BHA)14(DMSO)6]

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07329K, CommunicationAmita Pathak, Victoria L. Blair, Richard L. Ferrero, Michael Mehring, Philip C. Andrews
Bismuth(III) benzohydroxamates; [Bi2(HBA)3], [Bi(H-BHA)3], [Bi(HBA)(H-HBA)] and [Bi34O22(BHA)22(H-BHA)14(DMSO)6], all show exceptional toxicity towards Helicobacter pylori (MIC 0.08-3.24 [small mu ]M).
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Heterometallic cluster-based indium-organic frameworks

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07611G, CommunicationJinjie Qian, Feilong Jiang, Kongzhao Su, Jie Pan, Zhenzhen Xue, Linfeng Liang, Partha Pratim Bag, Maochun Hong
With the help of the ligand-oriented method, we have successfully embedded independent copper-based units into the indium-organic framework system for the first time, in which the Cu4I4 clusters and In3O(CO2)6 clusters coexist.
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Zipping up fullerenes into polymers using rhodium(II) acetate dimer and N(CH2CH2)2NC60 as building blocks

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06995A, CommunicationAmineh Aghabali, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alan L. Balch
The reaction of Rh2(O2CCH3)4 with the functionalized fullerene N(CH2CH2)2NC60 can produce a linear, crystalline polymer or can trap free C60 or C70 molecules between similar chains.
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A quartz crystal microbalance method to study the terminal functionalization of glycosaminoglycans

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06905F, CommunicationDhruv Thakar, Elisa Migliorini, Liliane Coche-Guerente, Rabia Sadir, Hugues Lortat-Jacob, Didier Boturyn, Olivier Renaudet, Pierre Labbe, Ralf P. Richter
QCM-D is demonstrated as a novel method to quantify the reaction yields and stability of the reducing-end conjugation of glycosaminoglycans.
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One-dimensional channels constructed from per-hydroxylated pillar[6]arene molecules for gas and vapour adsorption

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06591C, CommunicationTomoki Ogoshi, Ryuta Sueto, Kumiko Yoshikoshi, Tada-aki Yamagishi
We report that one-dimensional channels constructed from per-hydroxylated pillar[6]arene molecules with a diameter of 6.7 A can capture various gases, such as CO2, N2 and n-butane, and vapours of saturated hydrocarbons such as n-hexane and cyclohexane.
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Limonene: a versatile chemical of the bioeconomy

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06147K, Feature ArticleRosaria Ciriminna, Monica Lomeli-Rodriguez, Piera Demma Cara, Jose A. Lopez-Sanchez, Mario Pagliaro
Largely increased use of (+)-limonene in the emerging bioeconomy will be twofold: in advanced formulations and as raw material to manufacture valued fine chemicals and high-performance polymers, especially using CO2 as co-monomer.
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