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A LiFSI-LiTFSI binary-salt electrolyte to achieve high capacity and cycle stability for a Li-S battery

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06666A, CommunicationJ. J. Hu, G. K. Long, S. Liu, G. R. Li, X. P. Gao
A high capacity and stable cycle performance of the sulfur-based composite are realized in the LiFSI-LiTFSI binary-salt electrolyte, accompanied simultaneously by the homogeneous lithium deposition on the anode.
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Cobalt-containing layered or zeolitic silicates as photocatalysts for hydrogen generation

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05931J, CommunicationStefan Neatu, Marta Puche, Vicente Fornes, Hermenegildo Garcia
Co grafted or included in a silicate host is active for the overall water splitting.
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Furans and singlet oxygen - why there is more to come from this powerful partnership

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02083A, Feature ArticleTamsyn Montagnon, Dimitris Kalaitzakis, Myron Triantafyllakis, Manolis Stratakis, Georgios Vassilikogiannakis
Using the reaction of furans with singlet oxygen as a means to rapidly access huge structural diversity in a green & sustainable way.
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Tuning aluminum spatial distribution in ZSM-5 membranes: a new strategy to fabricate high performance and stable zeolite membranes for dehydration of acetic acid

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04747H, CommunicationJianhua Yang, Liangqing Li, Wanze Li, Jinqu Wang, Zan Chen, Dehong Yin, Jinming Lu, Yan Zhang, Hongchen Guo
A ZSM-5 membrane with homogeneous aluminum spatial distribution exhibiting high performance for dehydration of acetic acid was first achieved.
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Highlights from Faraday Discussion 168: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas, Leiden, The Netherlands, April 2014

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13636-13644
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90397H, Conference ReportJohn D. Thrower, Sergio Ioppolo, Catherine Walsh
Highlights from Faraday Discussion 168: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas
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Enantioselective hydroacylation of olefins with rhodium catalysts

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13645-13649
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02276A, ViewpointStephen K. Murphy, Vy M. Dong
Since James and Young's seminal report on the kinetic resolution of 4-pentenals by hydroacylation, enantioselective methods have progressed to include 4-pentenal cyclisations, medium-ring syntheses, and intermolecular variants.
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Deciphering the origin of cooperative catalysis by dirhodium acetate and chiral spiro phosphoric acid in an asymmetric amination reaction

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05202A, CommunicationHemanta K. Kisan, Raghavan B. Sunoj
The transition state for enantioselective protonation by chiral phosphoric acid enjoys a cooperative stabilization offered by the dirhodium catalyst.
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Synchronized synthesis of Pd@C-RGO carbocatalyst for improved anode and cathode performance for direct ethylene glycol fuel cell

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06879C, CommunicationRamanujam Kannan, Ae Rhan Kim, Kee Suk Nahm, Hong-Ki Lee, Dong Jin Yoo
The simultaneous formation of a carbocatalyst composed of 5 nm sized flower-shaped Pd nanoparticles assembled on carbon-reduced graphene oxide (Pd@C-RGO) is reported via the solid state process between 1 and 2 minutes followed by microwave irradiation and exhibits improved electrocatalytic performance for the oxidation of ethylene glycol.
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Facile synthesis of spinel CuCo2O4 nanocrystals as high-performance cathode catalysts for rechargeable Li-air batteries

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04682J, CommunicationYing Liu, Lu-Jie Cao, Chen-Wei Cao, Man Wang, Kwan-Lan Leung, Shan-Shan Zeng, T. F. Hung, C. Y. Chung, Zhou-Guang Lu
CuCo2O4 nanoparticles have been synthesized by a simple and low-cost urea combustion method and characterized as bifunctional catalysts for non-aqueous Li-air batteries.
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Ultrafast energy transfer in a Pd(II)-bridged bisporphyrin dyad

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05898D, CommunicationMohammed Abdelhameed, Adam Langlois, Paul-Ludovic Karsenti, Sebastien Richeter, Romain Ruppert, Pierre D. Harvey
A Pd(II)-bridged bisporphyrin dyad exhibits the fastest rate for S1 energy transfer in metallo-bridged species because the chromophores are heavily coupled.
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A convenient sol-gel approach to the preparation of nano-porous silica coatings with very low refractive indices

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13813-13816
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05397D, CommunicationYulu Zhang, Chaoxia Zhao, Pingmei Wang, Longqiang Ye, Jianhui Luo, Bo Jiang
Silica coatings with refractive indices (n) as low as 1.10 were prepared via a simple sol-gel process.
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The influence of the enantiomeric ratio of an organic ligand on the structure and chirality of metal-organic frameworks

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13829-13832
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06190J, CommunicationIvan Burneo, Kyriakos C. Stylianou, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch
The modification of the enantiomeric ratio of a chiral ligand resulted in the isolation of three distinct MOFs.
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Sizeable red-shift of absorption and fluorescence of subporphyrazine induced by peripheral push and pull substitution

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13781-13784
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05943C, CommunicationXu Liang, Soji Shimizu, Nagao Kobayashi
Peripheral substitution with electron-donating (push) and electron-withdrawing (pull) substituents caused a sizeable red-shift of the Q band absorption and fluorescence of subporphyrazine, and the red-shift was controlled by the push substituents.
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Post-assembly guest oxidation in a metallo-supramolecular host and structural rearrangement to a coordination polymer

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13761-13764
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05422A, CommunicationMarzio Rancan, Jacopo Tessarolo, Silvio Quici, Lidia Armelao
The guest hosted in a metallo-supramolecular triangle undergoes post-assembly oxidation. The oxidation is triggered by selected solvents that also govern the host rearrangement to a 1D coordination polymer.
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Esterase-activated release of naproxen from supramolecular nanofibres

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13757-13760
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06340F, CommunicationMartin Conda-Sheridan, Sungsoo S. Lee, Adam T. Preslar, Samuel I. Stupp
The esterase-dependent release of naproxen from a self-assembled peptide nanomaterial modulates an anti-inflammatory pathway.
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An ordered bcc CuPd nanoalloy synthesised via the thermal decomposition of Pd nanoparticles covered with a metal-organic framework under hydrogen gas

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13750-13753
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05941G, CommunicationGuangqin Li, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Kohei Kusada, Jared M. Taylor, Yoshiki Kubota, Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Syo Matsumura, Hiroshi Kitagawa
Synthesis of an ordered bcc CuPd nanoalloy via decomposition of a Pd nanoparticle@metal-organic framework composite material.
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Cu-catalysed oxidative C-H/C-H coupling polymerisation of benzodiimidazoles: an efficient approach to regioregular polybenzodiimidazoles for blue-emitting materials

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13739-13741
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06291D, CommunicationQuan Huang, Xurong Qin, Bijin Li, Jingbo Lan, Qiang Guo, Jingsong You
The Cu-catalysed oxidative C-H/C-H coupling reaction of azoles has been used for the first time to develop polymerisation. The resulting polybenzodiimidazoles exhibit high molecular weights, regioregularity.
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Electrospun aggregation-induced emission active POSS-based porous copolymer films for detection of explosives

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13785-13788
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06559J, CommunicationHui Zhou, Qun Ye, Wei Teng Neo, Jing Song, Hong Yan, Yun Zong, Ben Zhong Tang, T. S. Andy Hor, Jianwei Xu
Electrospun AIE-active POSS-based copolymer films exhibit an approximately 9-fold increase in response to explosive vapors compared to dense films.
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Programmable protein-DNA hybrid hydrogels for the immobilization and release of functional proteins

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07144A, CommunicationYuzhou Wu, Chuang Li, Felix Boldt, Yanran Wang, Seah Ling Kuan, Thuy Tam Tran, Viktoria Mikhalevich, Christina Fortsch, Holger Barth, Zhongqiang Yang, Dongsheng Liu, Tanja Weil
A modular approach for the precise assembly of multicomponent hydrogels consisting of protein and DNA building blocks is described for the first time.
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Amide and N-oxide functionalization of T-shaped ligands for isoreticular MOFs with giant enhancements in CO2 separation

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06697A, CommunicationYing Xiong, Yan-Zhong Fan, Rui Yang, Sha Chen, Mei Pan, Ji-Jun Jiang, Cheng-Yong Su
N-Oxidization of a T-shaped ligand has proven to be an effective way to enhance CO2 adsorption enthalpy and selectivity in porous MOFs for the first time.
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