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N-Annulated perylene-based metal-free organic sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00650C, CommunicationLiu Yang, Zhiwei Zheng, Yan Li, Wenjun Wu, He Tian, Zhaohui Wang
A series of novel metal-free organic sensitizers based on N-annulated perylene derivatives have been conveniently synthesized, and the DSCs exhibit overall conversion efficiencies ranging from 4.90% to 8.28%.
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Engineering of carbon based nanomaterials by ring-opening reactions of a reactive azlactone graphene platform

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00518C, CommunicationG. Neri, A. Scala, F. Barreca, E. Fazio, P. G. Mineo, A. Mazzaglia, G. Grassi, A. Piperno
An efficient approach to functionalize graphene-based materials with primary amines using azlactones grafted on graphene surfaces is reported.
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Oxalic acid complexes: promising draw solutes for forward osmosis (FO) in protein enrichment

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00168D, CommunicationQingchun Ge, Tai-Shung Chung
Efficient protein enrichment was achieved through novel oxalic acid complex promoted forward osmosis membrane technology.
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Hydrazide macrocycles as effective transmembrane channels for ammonium

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00691K, CommunicationPengyang Xin, Liang Zhang, Pei Su, Jun-Li Hou, Zhan-Ting Li
The cavity of aromatic hydrazide macrocycles is tuned by appended Phe peptide chains to form deformable channels for efficient transport of NH4+.
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Unusual product formation in a 1,1-carboboration reaction

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00734H, CommunicationChristina Eller, Gerald Kehr, Constantin G. Daniliuc, Gerhard Erker
The reaction of the cross-conjugated enediyne Me2C[double bond, length as m-dash]C(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CSiMe3)2 with B(C6F5)3 gives the unusual borabicyclo[4.3.0]nonadiene product.
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Chiral recognition of Arg based on label-free PET nanochannel

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09012H, CommunicationZhongyue Sun, Fan Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Demei Tian, Lei Jiang, Haibing Li
A label-free nanochannel for enantioselective recognition of D-, L-Arg by adding BSA as chiral selector has been fabricated. Before adding BSA, the nanochannel cannot discriminate D- and L-Arg while with addition of BSA, this nanochannel displayed good enantioselectivity.
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Investigation of prototypal MOFs consisting of polyhedral cages with accessible Lewis-acid sites for quinoline synthesis

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09410G, CommunicationWen-Yang Gao, Kunyue Leng, Lindsay Cash, Matthew Chrzanowski, Chavis A. Stackhouse, Yinyong Sun, Shengqian Ma
A series of prototypal metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) consisting of polyhedral cages with accessible Lewis-acid sites, have been systematically investigated for Friedlander annulation reaction.
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Functionalizing with glycopeptide dendrimers significantly enhances the hydrophilicity of the magnetic nanoparticles

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4093-4096
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00187K, CommunicationJinan Li, Fangjun Wang, Jing Liu, Zhichao Xiong, Guang Huang, Hao Wan, Zheyi Liu, Kai Cheng, Hanfa Zou
A novel hybrid magnetic nanoparticle coated with glycopeptide dendrimers was synthesized and utilized for highly efficient N-glycopeptide enrichment.
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Oxidative Heck desymmetrisation of 2,2-disubstituted cyclopentene-1,3-diones

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4089-4092
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00407A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.S. E. Walker, C. J. C. Lamb, N. A. Beattie, P. Nikodemiak, A.-L. Lee
Oxidative Heck couplings have been successfully developed for 2,2-disubstituted cyclopentene-1,3-diones. The direct coupling onto the 2,2-disubstituted cyclopentene-1,3-dione core provides a novel, expedient and useful way of desymmetrising all-carbon quaternary centres.
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A smart approach to achieve an exceptionally high loading of metal nanoparticles supported by functionalized extended frameworks for efficient catalysis

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09228G, CommunicationBappaditya Gole, Udishnu Sanyal, Partha Sarathi Mukherjee
Pores of MOFs were decorated with terminal alkyne to achieve very high loading of gold nanoparticles for efficient catalytic reduction of aromatic nitro-compounds.
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The sequential continuous-flow hydrothermal synthesis of molybdenum disulphide

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4048-4050
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10158H, CommunicationPeter W. Dunne, Alexis S. Munn, Chris L. Starkey, Edward H. Lester
MoS2 has been prepared by the sequential formation of thiomolybdates, conversion to MoS3 and decomposition to MoS2 in a continuous-flow hydrothermal process.
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Mechanism of water oxidation by [Ru(bda)(L)2]: the return of the "blue dimer"

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4105-4108
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07968J, CommunicationJavier J. Concepcion, Diane K. Zhong, David J. Szalda, James T. Muckerman, Etsuko Fujita
The active form of the water oxidation catalysts [Ru(bda)L2] (bda is 2,2[prime or minute]-bipyridine-4,4[prime or minute]-dicarboxylic acid; L is 4-picoline or isoquinoline) is an oxo-bridged, blue-dimer-like intermediate generated bimolecularly from two [RuIV-OH]+ monomers.
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Influence of the number and substitution position of phenyl groups on the aggregation-enhanced emission of benzene-cored luminogens

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00241A, CommunicationLingzhi Li, Ming Chen, Haoke Zhang, Han Nie, Jing Zhi Sun, Anjun Qin, Ben Zhong Tang
The influence of the number and substitution position of phenyl groups on the emission of benzene-cored AIEgens is unambiguously revealed.
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Strain-controlled fluorescence polarization in a CdSe nanoplatelet-block copolymer composite

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4051-4054
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07617F, CommunicationE. Beaudoin, B. Abecassis, D. Constantin, J. Degrouard, P. Davidson
Composite materials obtained by doping a SBS thermoplastic elastomer matrix with CdSe nanoplatelets show reversible platelets alignment upon stretching.
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Triphenylarsonium-functionalised gold nanoparticles: potential nanocarriers for intracellular therapeutics

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4109-4111
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09304F, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Nikhil Lalwani, Yu-Su Chen, Gemma Brooke, Neil A. Cross, David W. Allen, Alan Reynolds, Jesus Ojeda, Graham J. Tizzard, Simon J. Coles, Neil Bricklebank
Gold nanoparticles functionalised with triphenylarsonium alkylthiolate ligands have been synthesised; both arsonium ligands show comparatively low cytotoxicity in cells.
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Development of an enzymatic pretargeting strategy for dual-modality imaging

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4055-4058
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10265G, CommunicationJ. C. Knight, M. Mosley, M. R. L. Stratford, H. T. Uyeda, H. A. Benink, M. Cong, F. Fan, S. Faulkner, B. Cornelissen
An in vitro pretargeted imaging strategy based on the HaloTag enzyme is described. Dual-modality (SPECT and optical) HaloTag ligands enable the detection of HER2 expression.
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Iron oxide cluster induced barrier-free conversion of nitric oxide to ammonia

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4062-4064
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09467K, CommunicationKeisuke Takahashi
Nitrogen oxide (NO) conversion to ammonia (NH3) over iron oxide clusters is investigated using density functional theory calculations.
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Reaction between a haemoglobin model compound and hydrosulphide in aqueous solution

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4059-4061
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00057B, CommunicationKenji Watanabe, Toshikane Suzuki, Hiroaki Kitagishi, Koji Kano
The reaction between hydrosulphide and a haemoglobin model compound, composed of a Fe(III)-porphyrin and a cyclodextrin dimer possessing a pyridine-linker, was studied.
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Differential interactions of conjugated polymer nanoparticles with glycosaminoglycans in synthetic urine

23 February, 2015 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4065-4068
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00110B, CommunicationMegan Twomey, Tereza Vokata, Manian Rajesh Kumar, Joong Ho Moon
Structurally diverse conjugated polymers nanoparticles (CPNs) are sensitive and effective at differentiating structurally similar glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in a urine simulant.
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Triblock Peptide-Linker-Lipid Molecular Design Improves Potency of Peptide Ligands Targeting Family B G Protein-Coupled Receptors

21 February, 2015 - 20:17
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00301F, CommunicationYuting Liu, Yingying Cai, Wei Liu, Xiao-Han Li, Elizabeth Rhoades, Elsa C. Y. Yan
Two peptide-linker-lipid constructs were designed and prepared which target parathyroid hormone 1 receptor, a family B G protein-coupled receptor. Both show increased agonist activity in a cell-based assay. The lipid...
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