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Evidence of Rutile-to-Anatase photo-induced electron transfer in mixed-phase TiO2 by solid-state NMR spectroscopy

25 July, 2015 - 10:17
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04971G, CommunicationXiaoming Sun, Weili Dai, Guangjun Wu, Landong Li, Naijia Guan, Michael Hunger
With ethanol as a probe molecule, the surface sites of anatase and rutile can be distinguished by 13C CP/MAS NMR spectroscopy, which offers an opportunity to investigate the transfer of...
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Continuous synthesis of methanol: heterogeneous hydrogenation of ethylene carbonate over Cu/HMS catalyst in fixed bed reactor system

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05030H, CommunicationXi Chen, Yuanyuan Cui, Chao Wen, Bin Wang, Wei-Lin Dai
Continuous fixed-bed catalytic hydrogenation of ethylene carbonate (EC) to methanol and ethylene glycol (EG), an emerging synthetic process of methanol via indirect conversion of CO2, was successfully performed over Cu/HMS...
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Pulsed EPR spectroscopy distance measurements of DNA internally labelled with Gd3+-DOTA

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04234H, CommunicationFilip Wojciechowski, Andreas Gross, Isabelle Holder, Laura Knorr, Malte Drescher, Jorg S. Hartig
Gd3+ is increasingly used in EPR spectroscopy due to increased intracellular stability and signal to noise ratios. Here we present the incorporation of Gd3+-DOTA into internal positions in DNA. Distance...
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High capacity and exceptional cycling stability of ternary metal sulfide nanorods as Li ion battery anode

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04289E, CommunicationD Bhattacharjya, Apurba Sinhamahapatra, Jaejung Ko, Jong-Sung Yu
Ternary spinel NiCo2S4 nanorods are tested for the first time as anode electrode for Li ion battery. When the electrode is fabricated using carboxymethyl cellulose-polyacryl amide composite binder, it is...
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Tuning Structural Asymmetry of Three-Dimensional Gold Nanorod Assemblies

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05295E, CommunicationChenqi Shen, Xiang Lan, Xuxin Lu, Weihai Ni, Qiangbin Wang
A series of three-dimensional (3D) Au nanorod (AuNR) dimers and trimers were fabricated under the guidance of DNA origami. By tuning size, number and spatial configuration of AuNRs, their structural...
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Ionic liquids enhance the electrochemical CO2 reduction catalyzed by MoO2

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05263G, CommunicationYeonji Oh, Xile Hu
Several imidazolium-based ionic liquids significantly enhance the activity of MoO2 for electrochemical reduction of CO2. The overpotential of CO2 reduction is as low as 40 mV. The ionic liquids act...
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Pyromellitic Dithioimides: Thionation Improves Air-Stability and Electron Mobility of N-Type Organic Field-Effect Transistors

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04674B, CommunicationTe-Fang Yang, Sheng-Han Huang, Yi-Pang Chiu, Bo-Hsiang Chen, Yu-Wei Shih, Yu-Chang Chang, Jie-Yi Yao, Yao-Jen Lee, Ming-Yu Kuo
The electronic properties of materials targeted for N-type organic field-effect transistors (OFETS), such as pyromellitic diimides (PyDIs), degrade under ambient conditions because of low susceptibility of radical anions. To improve...
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Ag+-induced reverse vesicle to helical fiber transformation in a self-assembly by tinkering around the keto-enol equilibrium of a chiral salicylideneaniline

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05367F, CommunicationSougata Datta, Santanu Bhattacharya
A new chiral amphiphilic salicylideneaniline bearing a terminal pyridine was synthesized. It formed reverse vesicles in toluene. Addition of Ag+ to this however, reversibly transforms these reverse vesicles into left-handed...
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A Squaraine-based Colorimetric and F- Dependent Chemosensor for Recyclable CO2 Gas Detection: Highly Sensitive Off-On-Off Response

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04755B, CommunicationGuomin Xia, Yang Liu, Benfei Ye, Jianqi Sun, Hongming Wang
An unsymmetrical squaraine-based chemosensor SH2 has been synthesized, and its sensing behavior towards CO2 gas was detailedly described by UV-vis and 1HNMR spectroscopies in DMSO. Results indicated that the extremely...
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Corannulene derivatives with low LUMO levels and dense convex-concave packing for n-channel organic field-effect transistors

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03550C, CommunicationRui Chen, Ru-Qiang Lu, Ke Shi, Fan Wu, Hong-Xun Fang, Zhe-Xuan Niu, Xiao-Yun Yan, Ming Luo, Xin-Chang Wang, Chi-Yuan Yang, Xiao-Ye Wang, Binbin Xu, Haiping Xia, Jian Pei, Xiao-Yu Cao
Electron-deficient corannulene derivatives incorporating cyano and imide groups in the corannulene core were synthesized, which showed low LUMO (lowest unoccupied molecular orbital) levels and dense convex-concave packing structures in single...
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Insight into the formation of magnetite mesocrystals from ferrous precursor in ethylene glycol

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03685B, CommunicationJiaqi Wan, Jing Tang, Chongyu Zhang, Ruiting Yuan, Kezheng Chen
Uniform magnetite mesocrystals were fabricated by solvothermal treatment of ferrous chloride in ethylene glycol in the presence of sodium hydroxide. The formation mechanism of magnetite mesocrystals in ethylene glycol was...
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Expanding the horizons of G protein-coupled receptor structure-based ligand discovery and optimization using homology models

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05050B, Feature ArticleClaudio Norberto Cavasotto, Damian Palomba
With >800 members in humans, the G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) super-family is the target for more than 30% of the marketed drugs. The recent boom in GPCR crystallography has enabled...
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Binder-free Three-dimensional High Energy Density Electrodes for Ionic-Liquid Supercapacitors

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04359J, CommunicationChau Tran, Daniel Lawrence, Francis W. Richey, Caitlin Dillard, Yossef A Elabd, Vibha Kalra
We demonstrate a facile methodology to fabricate binder-free porous carbon nanofiber electrodes for room temperature ionic-liquid supercapacitors. The device provides an energy density of 80Wh kg-1 based on the mass...
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Are metal-free pristine carbon nanotubes electrocatalytically active?

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02218E, CommunicationYi Cheng, Jin Zhang, San Ping Jiang
The metal-free (i.e., residual metallic impurities-blocked) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) do have electrocatalytic activity for H2 evolution, O2 evolution and O2 reduction reactions (HER, OER & ORR) in alkaline solutions, but...
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Multifunctional Nanoparticles: Recent Progress in Cancer Therapeutics

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04643B, Feature ArticleSeeta Rama Raju Ganji, Leah Benton, E Pavitra, Jae Su Yu
Although much progress has been made in treating cancers, cancer death rates in and around the United States are still high. Current treatments are either ineffective against some cancers or...
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Efficient photocatalytic water oxidation catalyzed by polyoxometalate of [Fe11(H2O)14(OH)2(W3O10)2([small alpha]-SbW9O33)6]27- based on abundant metals

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04551G, Communicationxiaoqiang Du, Yong Ding, Fangyuan Song, baochun ma, Junwei Zhao, Jie Song
An eleven iron-containing nanoscale inorganic polyanionic oxide clusters was reported as the first example for exceptional photocatalytic water oxidation. Under the optimal conditions, a remarkable turn-over number (TON) of 1815+/-50...
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Highly enantioselective Mannich reaction of aldehydes with cyclic N-acyliminium ions by synergistic catalysis

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04416B, CommunicationMauro Pineschi, Francesco Berti, Federico Malossi, Fabio Marchetti
Matched combinations of Bronsted or Lewis acids with suitable pro-electrophiles and secondary amine organocatalysts enable novel enantioselective syntheses of carbamoyl dihydroquinoline and tetrahydropyridine derivatives with concomitant formation of two stereocenters....
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Conformation driven in situ interlock: from discrete metallocycles to infinite polycatenane

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04854K, CommunicationHui Xue, Feilong Jiang, Qihui Chen, Daqiang Yuan, Jiandong Pang, GuangXun Lyu, Xiuyan Wan, Linfeng Liang, Maochun Hong
A novel conformation driven self-assembly system, where four metallocycles with different conformations have been in situ self-assembled. Interestingly, only square metallocycles can further interlock into polycatenane. However, rectangular and rhombus...
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Reciprocal hybridization of MoO2 nanoparticles and few-layer MoS2 for stable lithium-ion batteries

23 July, 2015 - 09:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05069C, CommunicationZongnan Deng, Yanjie Hu, Dayong Ren, Shaoliang Lin, Hao Jiang, Chunzhong Li
A reciprocal hybridization of MoO2 nanoparticles and few-layer MoS2 has been realized via a facile hydrothermal reation. The resulting MoO2/MoS2 hybrids exhibit a high reversible specific capacity of 1103 mAh...
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New ionic liquids based on the complexation of dipropyl sulfide and AlCl3 for electrodeposition of aluminum

23 July, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05233E, CommunicationYouxing Fang, Xueguang Jiang, Xiao-Guang Sun, Sheng Dai
A new kind of ionic liquid based on complexation of dipropyl sulfide (DPS) and AlCl3 has been prepared. This new ionic liquid can be successfully used as an electrolyte for electrodeposition of aluminum.
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