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Construction of kinked heteronanorods modified by metal nanoparticles with enhanced catalytic performance

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00854A, CommunicationPan Yu, Tao-Tao Zhuang, Meng Sun, Liang Wu, Yi Li, Hang Ruan, Shu-Hong Yu
New kinked semiconductor-metal Au-Ag2S-ZnS and Au-Ag2S-ZnS-Au heteronanorods have been synthesized for the first time by a seed-mediated growth method and their catalytic activity has been investigated.
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Liquid crystalline macrocyclic azacalix[4]pyridine and its complexes with the zinc ion: conformational change from the saddle to flattened shape

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01018G, CommunicationShi-Xin Fa, Xiao-Fang Chen, Shuang Yang, De-Xian Wang, Liang Zhao, Er-Qiang Chen, Mei-Xiang Wang
Regulation of phase behaviors by macrocyclic conformational variation.
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A universal sensing platform based on the repair ligation-mediated light-producing DNA machine

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10356D, CommunicationQinfeng Xu, Yan Zhang, Chun-yang Zhang
We developed a universal sensing platform based on the repair ligation-mediated light-producing DNA machines.
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Synthesis and characterisation of an open-cage fullerene encapsulating hydrogen fluoride

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00499C, CommunicationAndrea Krachmalnicoff, Richard Bounds, Salvatore Mamone, Malcolm H. Levitt, Marina Carravetta, Richard J. Whitby
We report the first encapsulation of HF in an open fullerene and its solution and solid-state NMR.
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Direct introduction of a naphthalene-1,8-diamino boryl [B(dan)] group by a Pd-catalysed selective boryl transfer reaction

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00231A, CommunicationLiang Xu, Pengfei Li
Under Palladium-catalysed Miyaura-type reaction conditions, a non-symmetrical diboron reagent, B(pin)-B(dan), was found to selectively deliver the B(dan) moiety to aryl bromides and chlorides. This method represents a direct and efficient way to masked boronic acids and boron-differentiated di- and polyboron compounds.
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Synthesis of orotidine by intramolecular nucleosidation

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00111K, CommunicationE.-K. Kim, R. Krishnamurthy
An intramolecular nucleosidation approach, using orotate as a leaving group, provides easy access to orotidine in high yields.
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Thickness-dependent SERS activities of gold nanosheets controllably synthesized via photochemical reduction in lamellar liquid crystals

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10040A, CommunicationMan Zhou, Ming Lin, Lie Chen, Yongzheng Wang, Xiangke Guo, Luming Peng, Xuefeng Guo, Weiping Ding
Gold nanosheets with well-tuned thicknesses were synthesized by a facile photochemical reduction method, and exhibited remarkable thickness-dependent SERS activities.
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Fluorescence-based detection of single-nucleotide changes in RNA using graphene oxide and DNAzyme

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09603G, CommunicationChaesun Hong, Dong-Min Kim, Ahruem Baek, Hyewon Chung, Woong Jung, Dong-Eun Kim
We report a simple fluorometric method for detection of single-nucleotide changes in RNA using graphene oxide (GO) and RNA-cleaving DNAzyme.
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A polyimide anode with high capacity and superior cyclability for aqueous Na-ion batteries

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00073D, CommunicationWenwen Deng, Yifei Shen, Jiangfeng Qian, Hanxi Yang
A redox-active and water-insoluble polyimide can reversibly bind 2 Na+ ions per molecular unit, demonstrating a high capacity of 130 mA h g-1, a strong rate capability at 10 C rate and excellent capacity retention of 91.2% over 1000 cycles, offering a low cost and environmentally benign anode for aqueous Na-ion batteries.
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A label-free electrochemical strategy for highly sensitive methyltransferase activity assays

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00658A, CommunicationJiawan Zhou, Xiaohua Zhang, Erhu Xiong, Peng Yu, Jinhua Chen
A label-free strategy for evaluation of DNA methyltransferase activity was developed based on electrocatalytic oxidation of ascorbic acid by graphene.
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One hydrogen bond does not a separation make, or does it? Resolution of amines by diacetoneketogulonic acid

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00440C, CommunicationNikoletta B. Bathori, Luigi R. Nassimbeni, Jacco van de Streek
The chiral selectivity of diacetoneketogulonic acid (DAG) towards primary amines was rationalized.
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Remarkably selective, non-linear allosteric regulation of anion binding by a tetracationic calix[4]pyrrole homodimer

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00487J, CommunicationIndrajit Saha, Ji Hye Lee, Hyonseok Hwang, Tae Sun Kim, Chang-Hee Lee
A covalently coupled, dimeric tetra-cationic calix[4]pyrrole homodimer bearing anthracene linkers displayed distinctive cooperativity and fluoride selectivity with large positive allosterism.
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p-Benzoquinone adsorption-separation, sensing and its photoinduced transformation within a robust Cd(II)-MOF in a SC-SC fashion

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00127G, CommunicationFan Yang, Qi-Kui Liu, Dan Wu, An-Yan Li, Yu-Bin Dong
p-Benzoquinone (Q) adsorption-separation, sensing and its photoinduced transformation within a robust Cd(II)-MOF (1) is reported.
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In situ Raman spectroscopic measurement of near-surface proton concentration changes during electrochemical reactions

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00427F, CommunicationD.-J. Chen, Y. Y. J. Tong
A ClO4- anion is a simple and robust in situ Raman spectroscopic reporter of near-surface acidity changes during electrochemical reactions.
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Formation of N3- during interaction of NO with reduced ceria

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00500K, CommunicationMihail Y. Mihaylov, Elena Z. Ivanova, Hristiyan A. Aleksandrov, Petko St. Petkov, Georgi N. Vayssilov, Konstantin I. Hadjiivanov
The first stages of interaction between NO and reduced ceria comprise the formation of azides, N3-, with simultaneous oxidation of Ce3+ to Ce4+.
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An in situ vapour phase hydrothermal surface doping approach for fabrication of high performance Co3O4 electrocatalysts with an exceptionally high S-doped active surface

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00661A, CommunicationZhijin Tan, Porun Liu, Haimin Zhang, Yun Wang, Mohammad Al-Mamun, Hua Gui Yang, Dan Wang, Zhiyong Tang, Huijun Zhao
A vapour phase hydrothermal doping approach is developed to fabricate highly S-doped Co3O4 nanosheets as electrocatalysts for triiodide reduction in DSSCs.
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Copper-catalyzed ortho-halogenation of arenes and heteroarenes directed by a removable auxiliary

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00531K, CommunicationBo Li, Bin Liu, Bing-Feng Shi
Copper-catalyzed ortho-halogenation of C(sp2)-H bonds directed by a PIP directing group with NXS (X = Cl, Br, I) has been developed. The reaction is scalable and tolerates a broad range of functional groups and heteroarenes, providing an efficient access to halogenated arenes and heteroarenes.
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Acylative Suzuki coupling of amides: acyl-nitrogen activation via synergy of independently modifiable activating groups

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00430F, CommunicationXijing Li, Gang Zou
Highly efficient Pd/PCy3-catalyzed acylative Suzuki coupling of carboxylic amides has been achieved to provide a variety of aryl ketones, including sterically hindered thus difficultly accessible ones.
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Iodine-catalyzed ammoxidation of methyl arenes

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01024A, CommunicationSongjin Guo, Gen Wan, Song Sun, Yan Jiang, Jin-Tao Yu, Jiang Cheng
A metal-free direct ammoxidation of readily available methyl arenes leading to nitriles was established under mild conditions.
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Photothermal synthesis of ultrafine CuxO nanoparticles on carbon nanotubes for photosensitized degradation

25 February, 2015 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00177C, CommunicationLan-Bing Liu, Shuang Qin, Jing-Jing Wang, Wen-Jing Zheng, Xi-Wen Du
Photothermal synthesis (PTS) was developed to grow copper oxide nanoparticles in situ on carbon nanotubes. The product produced by PTS shows many advantages over that obtained by traditional hydrothermal synthesis.
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