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MnO2 spontaneously coated on carbon nanotubes for enhanced water oxidation

17 August, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04846F, CommunicationJie Wei, Yan Liu, Yong Ding, Chao Luo, xiaoqiang Du, Junqi Lin
[small delta]-MnO2/o-MWCNTs were synthesised by simple immersion of the o-MWCNTs into a KMnO4 solution. This catalyst possesses high catalytic activity as well as durability in photocatalytic water oxidation with Na2S2O8 and...
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The effect of ALD-ZnO layer on the formation of CH3NH3PbI3 with different perovskite precursors and sintering temperatures

17 August, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04685D, CommunicationXu Dong, Hongwei Hu, bencai lin, JN Ding, Ningyi Yuan
ZnO films deposited by atomic layer deposition at 70 [degree]C were used to fabricate perovskite solar cells, and a conversion efficiency of 13.1% was obtained. On the ZnO layer, CH3NH3PbI3...
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Nitrogen-doped carbon/graphene composites enhance the electrocatalytic performance of the supported Pt catalysts for methanol oxidation

17 August, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04887C, Communicationwei Xing, Jianbing Zhu, Meiling Xiao, Kui Li
A novel nitrogen doped carbon/graphene support for direct methanol fuel cell was synthesised via thermal decomposition of graphene oxide/polypyrrole composite. The supported catalysts show considerable enhancement on activity and stability...
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Porous Organic Ligands (POLs) for Synthesizing Highly Efficient Heterogeneous Catalysts

17 August, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03884C, CommunicationQi Sun, Miao Jiang, Zhenju Shen, YinYing Jin, Shuxiang Pan, Liang Wang, Xiangju Meng, Wanzhi Chen, Yunjie Ding, Jixue Li, Fengshou Xiao
We reported a universal route for synthesizing porous organic ligands (POLs) via solvothermal polymerization. The POLs were obtained quantitatively, showing high surface area, large pore volume, hierarchical porosity, and superior...
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Carbon spheres with hierarchical micropore-nanosheet networks for high performance supercapacitors

17 August, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04832F, CommunicationShoupei Wang, Jianan Zhang, Pei Shang, Yuanyuan Li, Zhimin Chen, Qun Xu
Carbon spheres with hierarchical micropore-nanosheet networks (HPSCSs) were facilely fabricated by one-step carbonization and activation process of N containing polymer spheres by KOH. With the synergy effect of the multiple...
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WS2 2D Nanosheets in 3D Nanoflowers

17 August, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04218B, CommunicationArunvinay Prabkaran, Frank Dillon, Jodie Melbourne, Lewys Jones, Rebecca J Nicholls, Jude Britton, Antal A Koos, Peter D Nellist, Nicole Grobert
In this work it has been established that 3D nanoflowers of WS2 synthesized by chemical vapour deposition are composed of few layer WS2 along the edges of the petals. An...
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Room temperature vortex fluidic synthesis of monodispersed amorphous proto-vaterite

17 August, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05607H, CommunicationWenhong Peng, Xianjue Chen, Shenmin Zhu, Cuiping Guo, Colin L Raston
Monodispersed particles of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) 90 to 200 nm in diameter are accessible at room temperature in ethylene glycol and water using a vortex fluidic device (VFD). The...
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An Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) Active Probe Renders Al(III) Sensing and Tracking of Subsequent Interaction with DNA

17 August, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05093B, CommunicationSoham Samanta, Sudeep Goswami, Md. Najbul Hoque, Ramesh Aiyagari, Gopal Das
An aggregation-induced emission (AIE) active probe (L) displayed TURN-ON fluorescence response toward Al3+ in physiological condition and in HeLa cells. The L-Al3+ ensemble could subsequently facilitate tracking of interaction with...
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Large negatively charged organic host molecules as inhibitors of endonuclease enzymes

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04805A, CommunicationYannick Tauran, Christophe Anjard, Beomjoon Kim, Moez Rhimi, Anthony W. Coleman
Endonuclease enzymes can be inhibited in the micromolar range by sulphonated calix-arenes, sulphated cyclodextrin and sulphated cyclodextrin nanoparticles.
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Lewis base activation of borane-dimethylsulfide into strongly reducing ion pairs for the transformation of carbon dioxide to methoxyboranes

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04857A, CommunicationMarc-Andre Legare, Marc-Andre Courtemanche, Frederic-Georges Fontaine
The hydroboration of carbon dioxide into methoxyboranes by borane-dimethylsulfide using different base catalysts, including notably non-nucleophilic proton sponge, is described.
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Rhodium(II)-catalysed tandem aziridination and ring-opening: stereoselective synthesis of functionalised tetrahydrofurans

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05159A, CommunicationWilliam P. Unsworth, Nicola Clark, Thomas O. Ronson, Kiri Stevens, Amber L. Thompson, Scott G. Lamont, Jeremy Robertson
Rh(II) mediated tandem aziridination and cycloetherification achieves a direct, stereoselective synthesis of the 2-(1-amino-2-hydroxyethyl)tetrahydrofuran motif.
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Enhanced ratiometric fluorescent indicators for magnesium based on azoles of the heavier chalcogens

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04460F, CommunicationMohammad S. Afzal, Jean-Philippe Pitteloud, Daniela Buccella
Replacement of a single atom by sulfur or selenium affords fluorescent sensors with improved optical properties for ratiometric intracellular Mg2+ imaging.
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Multicomponent reactions involving phosphines, arynes and aldehydes

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05420B, CommunicationAnup Bhunia, Trinadh Kaicharla, Digvijay Porwal, Rajesh G. Gonnade, Akkattu T. Biju
A multicomponent reaction involving phosphines, arynes, and aldehydes is reported. The reaction proceeds via the generation of a 1,3-zwitterionic intermediate between phosphines and arynes, which is intercepted by aldehydes in a [3+2] mode, allowing the rapid synthesis of functionalized benzooxaphospholes.
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Recent progress in the chemistry of endohedral metallofullerenes

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05164E, Feature ArticleXing Lu, Lipiao Bao, Takeshi Akasaka, Shigeru Nagase
Putting metal atoms or metallic clusters into fullerenes has generated a new class of hybrid molecules, defined as endohedral metallofullerenes (EMFs), possessing novel structures and fascinating properties which are different from those of empty fullerenes.
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Self-healable macro-/microscopic shape memory hydrogels based on supramolecular interactions

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04760E, CommunicationHao Meng, Peng Xiao, Jincui Gu, Xiufang Wen, Jie Xu, Chuanzhuang Zhao, Jiawei Zhang, Tao Chen
A simple strategy is provided to construct novel supramolecular hydrogels based on the dynamic interactions of phenylboronic acid modified sodium alginate (Alg-PBA) and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) with both self-healing and shape memory properties.
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Spray pyrolysis of CZTS nanoplatelets

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05162A, CommunicationS. Exarhos, K. N. Bozhilov, L. Mangolini
CZTS nanoplatelets have been grown using spray pyrolysis of a mixture of copper-, zinc- and tin-diethyldithiocarbamate as precursors.
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Bronze, silver and gold: functionalized group 11 organotin sulfide clusters

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05666C, CommunicationJens P. Eu[German sz ligature}ner, Stefanie Dehnen
The synthesis, properties and reactivity of group 11 organotin sulfide clusters [(R1Sn)4(SnCl)2(MPPh3)2S8] (M = Cu, Ag), [(R3Sn)10Ag10S20], and [(R1,3Sn)2(AuPPh3)2S4] with covalently bound, carbonyl or hydrazine-terminated ligands R1 = CMe2CH2C(Me)O or R3 = CMe2CH2C(Me)NNH2 are reported.
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Alkylation of benzene with carbon monoxide over Zn/H-ZSM-5 zeolite studied using in situ solid-state NMR spectroscopy

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03621B, CommunicationXiumei Wang, Jun Xu, Guodong Qi, Chao Wang, Qiang Wang, Feng Deng
Alkylation of benzene with CO produces toluene over a Zn/H-ZSM-5 zeolite, in which CO provides the methyl group of toluene via a methoxy intermediate.
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Metal-free sp3 C-H functionalization: a novel approach for the syntheses of selenide ethers and thioesters from methyl arenes

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04503C, CommunicationSatpal Singh Badsara, Yi-Chen Liu, Ping-An Hsieh, Jing-Wen Zeng, Shao-Yi Lu, Yi-Wei Liu, Chin-Fa Lee
A DTBP-promoted, operationally simple, metal-free and solvent-free formation of C-Se and C-S bonds through sp3 C-H functionalization of methyl arenes with diselenides and disulfides is described.
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Enantioselective N-alkylation of isatins and synthesis of chiral N-alkylated indoles

17 August, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04586F, CommunicationXiaowei Dou, Weijun Yao, Chunhui Jiang, Yixin Lu
Asymmetric N-alkylations of isatins with enals were shown to be feasible via a prolinol-catalyzed iminium activation, and N-alkylated isatins and indoles were obtained in good yields and with excellent enantioselectivity.
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