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A two-ring interlocked DNA catenane rotor undergoing switchable transitions across three states

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4717-4720
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00880D, CommunicationXiu-Juan Qi, Chun-Hua Lu, Alessandro Cecconello, Huang-Hao Yang, Itamar Willner
Fluorophore-quencher or Au nanoparticles-fluorophore conjugates probe the cyclic switchable reconfiguration of a DNA catenane rotor across three states.
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Glycans in pathogenic bacteria - potential for targeted covalent therapeutics and imaging agents

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4659-4673
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00660G, Feature ArticleVan N. Tra, Danielle H. Dube
Distinctive bacterial glycans can be metabolically labeled and covalently targeted to form the basis of therapeutic and diagnostic strategies.
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Uncommon patterns in Nafion films loaded with silver nanoparticles

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4693-4695
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01285B, CommunicationBerta Domenech, Maria Munoz, Dmitri N. Muraviev, Jorge Macanas
The synthesis of Ag-NPs inside Nafion produced unexpected patterns that can reveal the real morphology of the polymer.
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Organic-free colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals as luminescent sensors for metal ions and nitroaromatic explosives

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4743-4746
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00829D, CommunicationAbhishek Swarnkar, G. Shiva Shanker, Angshuman Nag
Organic-free colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals with an exposed surface act as generic luminescent sensors for toxic Cd2+ ions and explosive 2,4,6-trinitrophenol.
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Palladium-catalyzed R2(O)P directed C(sp2)-H acetoxylation

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4686-4689
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01238K, CommunicationHeng Zhang, Rong-Bin Hu, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Shi-Xia Li, Shang-Dong Yang
A novel and efficient Pd-catalyzed C-H acetoxylation is described. The approach uses R2(O)P as a directing group to synthesize various substituted 2[prime or minute]-phosphoryl biphenyl-2-OAc compounds.
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Immobilizing Ni nanoparticles to mesoporous silica with size and location control via a polyol-assisted route for coking- and sintering-resistant dry reforming of methane

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01441C, CommunicationTing Xie, Liyi Shi, Jianping Zhang, Dengsong Zhang
Highly dispersed Ni nanoparticles in mesoporous silica were achieved via using polyol as new delivery conveyors and removable carbon templates.
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"Click"-extended nitrogen-rich metal-organic frameworks and their high performance in CO2-selective capture

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4683-4685
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49457H, CommunicationPei-Zhou Li, Xiao-Jun Wang, Kang Zhang, Anjaiah Nalaparaju, Ruyi Zou, Ruqiang Zou, Jianwen Jiang, Yanli Zhao
"Click"-extended metal-organic frameworks incorporating CO2-philic exposed metal sites and nitrogen-rich triazole units exhibit high performance in CO2-selective capture.
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An amphiphilic, catalytically active, vitamin B12 derivative

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4674-4676
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01064G, CommunicationM. Giedyk, S. N. Fedosov, D. Gryko
The reaction of vitamin B12 with DMF-DMA and MeOH as a nucleophile affords cobalester, the first amphiphilic cobalamin derivative which is able to catalyze C-C bond forming reactions.
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DNA-based sensitization of Tb3+ luminescence regulated by Ag+ and cysteine: use as a logic gate and a H2O2 sensor

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4677-4679
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01065E, CommunicationMin Zhang, Zhi-bei Qu, Hai-Yan Ma, Tianshu Zhou, Guoyue Shi
A simple and facile strategy was developed for regulating the luminescence of Tb3+ sensitized by DNA.
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Upconversion fluorescence resonance energy transfer biosensor for sensitive detection of human immunodeficiency virus antibodies in human serum

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4759-4762
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00569D, CommunicationYan-Mei Wu, Yao Cen, Li-Jiao Huang, Ru-Qin Yu, Xia Chu
An upconversion FRET-based biosensor has been developed for the sensitive and selective determination of HIV antibodies in human serum.
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Electrochemical redox responsive polymeric micelles formed from amphiphilic supramolecular brushes

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4740-4742
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00463A, CommunicationAnchao Feng, Qiang Yan, Huijuan Zhang, Liao Peng, Jinying Yuan
Supramolecular polymer brushes can self-assemble into micellar aggregates that exhibit reversible assembly and disassembly behavior under an electrochemical redox trigger.
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Discovery of anion-[small pi] interactions in the recognition mechanism of inorganic anions by 1,2,3-triazolium rings

10 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4680-4682
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00169A, CommunicationAntonio Caballero, Fabiola Zapata, Lidia Gonzalez, Pedro Molina, Ibon Alkorta, Jose Elguero
The simultaneous action of two noncovalent interactions in solution, hydrogen-bonding and anion-[small pi], resulted in a selective receptor for HP2O73- anions.
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Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Performance of Atomically Ordered Nickel Carbide (Ni3C) Nanoparticles

8 April, 2014 - 13:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01336K, CommunicationNor A Fadil, Govindachetty SARAVANAN, ramesh V. GUBBALA, Futoshi Matsumoto, Hideki Yoshikawa, Shigenori Ueda, Toyokazu Tanabe, Toru Hara, Shinsuke Ishihara, Hideyuki Murakami, Katsuhiko Ariga, Hideki Abe
Atomically ordered nickel carbide, Ni3C, was synthesized by reduction of nickel cyclopentadienyl (NiCp2) with sodium naphthalide to form Ni clusters coordinated by Cp (Ni-Cp clusters). Ni-Cp clusters were thermally decomposed...
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Biotin-Conjugated N-Methylisatoic Anhydride, a Chemical Tool for Nucleic Acid Separation by Selective 2'-Hydroxyl Acylation of RNA.

8 April, 2014 - 13:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01134A, CommunicationSylvain Ursuegui, Nicolas Chivot, Severine Moutin, Arnaud Burr, Christine Fossey, Thomas Cailly, Ali Laayoun, Alain Laurent, Frederic Fabis
An isatoic anhydride derivative conjugated to a biotin and a disulfide linker was specifically designed for nucleic acids separation. Starting from a DNA/RNA mixture, a selective 2'-hydroxyl acylation of RNAs...
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A Silver(I) Coordinated Phenanthroline-Based Polymer with High Ethylene/Ethane Adsorption Selectivity

8 April, 2014 - 13:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02143F, CommunicationChao Yu, Matthew G. Cowan, Richard D Noble, Wei Zhang
We report a non-porous silver(I) coordinated phenanthroline-based polymer, which exhibits a high ideal ethylene/ethane adsorption selectivity (15/1) and high ethylene uptake (5.0 mmol/g) at ambient temperature and pressure. Both silver(I)...
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Self-Oscillating Gel Actuator Driven by Ferroin

8 April, 2014 - 13:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01613K, CommunicationTakashi Arimura, Masaru Mukai
In the wake of the Belousov-Zhabotinski reaction catalyzed by ferroin, the swelling-deswelling oscillating soft actuator exhibits 7 min period of self-oscillation for the first time.
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Autonomous Micromotors Based on Catalytically Pneumatic Behavior of Balloon-like MnOx/graphene Crumples

8 April, 2014 - 13:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01533A, CommunicationXueli Chen, Guan Wu, Tian Lan, Wei Chen
A novel autonomous micromotor based on catalytically pneumatic behaviour of balloon-like MnOx/graphene crumples has been synthesized via ultrasonic spray pyrolysis method. Through catalytic decomposition of H2O2 into O2, the gas...
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Structurally-modified subphthalocyanines: molecular design towards realization of expected properties from the electronic structure and structural features of subphthalocyanine

8 April, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01526F, Feature ArticleSoji Shimizu, Nagao Kobayashi
This feature article summarizes recent contributions of the authors in the synthesis of structurally-modified subphthalocyanines, which covers (1) modification of the conjugated system, (2) core-modification, and (3) exterior-modification.
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Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes and graphene composite structures for energy and catalytic applications

8 April, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00146J, Feature ArticleWon Jun Lee, Uday Narayan Maiti, Ju Min Lee, Joonwon Lim, Tae Hee Han, Sang Ouk Kim
The rise of N-doped graphitic carbons has renewed research interest in carbon based composites, particularly in their grand prospects for energy and catalytic applications.
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Water-only Hydrothermal Method: a Generalized Route for Environment-benign and Cost-effective Construction of Superhydrophilic Surfaces with Biomimetic Micronanostructures on Metals and Alloys

8 April, 2014 - 13:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00012A, CommunicationLingjie Li, Yuezhong Zhang, Jinglei Lei, Jianxin He, Rong Lv, Nianbing Li, Fusheng Pan
The present work demonstrates a generalized strategy, water-only hydrothermal oxidation, to construct the complex biomimetic micronanostructures on a series of metals and alloys, resulting in the superhydrophilic surfaces. This general...
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