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Potential-dependent hydration structures at aqueous solution/graphite interfaces by electrochemical frequency modulation atomic force microscopy

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15537-15540
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07093C, CommunicationToru Utsunomiya, Yasuyuki Yokota, Toshiaki Enoki, Ken-ichi Fukui
Highly sensitive force measurements revealed that the hydration structure at the graphite electrode interface was drastically modified by increased electrolyte anions.
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Identification of charge separated states in thymine single strands

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15623-15626
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07663J, CommunicationBert M. Pilles, Dominik B. Bucher, Lizhe Liu, Peter Gilch, Wolfgang Zinth, Wolfgang J. Schreier
Direct identification of charge separated states between thymine bases on the 100 ps time scale using time resolved infrared spectroscopy.
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Aptamer-based biosensors for the rapid visual detection of flu viruses

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15533-15536
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07888H, CommunicationT. T. Le, B. Adamiak, D. J. Benton, C. J. Johnson, S. Sharma, R. Fenton, J. W. McCauley, M. Iqbal, A. E. G. Cass
RNA aptamers showing affinity and specificity for different strains of human influenza virus were assembled onto gold nanoparticles that subsequently formed a gold nanoshell (AuNS) around the viral envelope.
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Cobalt carbonate hydroxide/C: an efficient dual electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction/evolution reactions

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15529-15532
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07722A, CommunicationYao Wang, Wei Ding, Siguo Chen, Yao Nie, Kun Xiong, Zidong Wei
We report the firstly employed cobalt carbonate hydroxide supported on a carbon catalyst for oxygen reduction/oxygen evolution reactions, which showed high activity and superior stability.
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A solid-phase affinity labeling method for target-selective isolation and modification of proteins

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15601-15604
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06783E, CommunicationDaichi Kuwahara, Takahiro Hasumi, Hajime Kaneko, Madoka Unno, Daisuke Takahashi, Kazunobu Toshima
Solid-phase affinity labeling of target proteins with the specifically designed chemical tools selectively and effectively furnished the labeled target proteins without the need for tedious manipulations.
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One-pot synthesis of dibenzo[b,h][1,6]naphthyridines from 2-acetylaminobenzaldehyde: application to a fluorescent DNA-binding compound

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15525-15528
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07807A, CommunicationKentaro Okuma, Tomohiro Koga, Saori Ozaki, Yutaro Suzuki, Kenta Horigami, Noriyoshi Nagahora, Kosei Shioji, Masatora Fukuda, Masanobu Deshimaru
Dibenzo[b,h][1,6]naphthyridines were synthesized in one pot by reacting 2-acetylamainobnezaldehyde with methyl ketones under basic conditions, methylation of which showed strong fluorescence.
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Synthesis, mechanism of formation, and catalytic activity of Xantphos nickel [small pi]-complexes

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15577-15580
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07590K, CommunicationNicholas D. Staudaher, Ryan M. Stolley, Janis Louie
A general synthetic route to the first Xantphos nickel alkyne and alkene complexes has been discovered.
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Solid-solid phase interconversion in an organic conductor crystal: hydrogen-bond-mediated dynamic changes in [small pi]-stacked molecular arrangement and physical properties

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15557-15560
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07810A, CommunicationJunya Yoshida, Akira Ueda, Akiko Nakao, Reiji Kumai, Hironori Nakao, Youichi Murakami, Hatsumi Mori
An organic conductor crystal undergoes thermal interconversion between two electronic phases, in association with transformation of the H-bonded molecular unit.
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An extended-gate type organic field effect transistor functionalised by phenylboronic acid for saccharide detection in water

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15613-15615
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07498J, CommunicationTsuyoshi Minami, Tsukuru Minamiki, Yuki Hashima, Daisuke Yokoyama, Tomohito Sekine, Kenjiro Fukuda, Daisuke Kumaki, Shizuo Tokito
Detection of saccharides in water was achieved by an extended-gate type organic field effect transistor (OFET) functionalised by a phenylboronic acid monolayer.
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Cosensitizers for simultaneous filling up of both absorption valleys of porphyrins: a novel approach for developing efficient panchromatic dye-sensitized solar cells

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15609-15612
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07963A, CommunicationXi Sun, Yueqiang Wang, Xin Li, Hans Agren, Weihong Zhu, He Tian, Yongshu Xie
Cosensitizers were designed for simultaneous filling up of both absorption valleys of porphyrins, achieving a high cosensitized DSSC efficiency of 10.75%.
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Proton-controlled formation and interconversion of AuI2NiII trinuclear and AuI4NiII3 heptanuclear complexes with mixed thiomalate and bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15573-15576
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07578A, CommunicationKosuke Igawa, Nobuto Yoshinari, Takumi Konno
A unique coordination system with linear AuI and octahedral NiII centers, in which two polynuclear structures with different nuclearities are independently formed and inter-converted in response to solution acidities, is reported.
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Quick re-introduction of selective scalar interactions in a pure-shift NMR spectrum

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15597-15600
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06772J, CommunicationN. Lokesh, Sachin Rama Chaudhari, N. Suryaprakash
A new 1D NMR experiment cited as 'Quick G-SERF', which re-introduces selective proton-proton scalar interactions in a pure shift spectrum during real time data acquisition, is reported.
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Acetal-linked branched poly(dimethyl-aminoethyl methacrylate) as an acid cleavable gene vector with reduced cytotoxicity

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15565-15568
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06728B, CommunicationH. L. Cao, Y. X. Dong, A. Aied, T. Y. Zhao, X. Chen, W. X. Wang, A. Pandit
An acid labile branched PDMAEMA/acetal copolymer with pH-dependent degradability for nucleic acid transfection with low cytotoxicity.
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Photocatalytic aerobic oxidation of amines to imines on BiVO4 under visible light irradiation

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15593-15596
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07097F, CommunicationBo Yuan, Ruifeng Chong, Bao Zhang, Jun Li, Yan Liu, Can Li
BiVO4 was found to be an efficient photocatalyst for selective oxidation of amines to imines with high conversion and selectivity.
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Electrically-driven modulation of surface-grafted RGD peptides for manipulation of cell adhesion

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15589-15592
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06649A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Minhaj Lashkor, Frankie J. Rawson, Alex Stephenson-Brown, Jon A. Preece, Paula M. Mendes
Reported herein is a switchable surface that relies on electrically-induced conformational changes within surface-grafted arginine-glycine-aspartate (RGD) oligopeptides as the means of modulating cell adhesion.
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Self-assembly of NIR luminescent 30-metal drum-like and 12-metal rectangular d-f nanoclusters with long-chain Schiff base ligands

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15569-15572
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07174C, CommunicationXiaoping Yang, Zongping Li, Shiqing Wang, Shaoming Huang, Desmond Schipper, Richard A. Jones
Two classes of NIR luminescent heterobimetallic d-f nanoclusters [Ln6Cd24(L1)11(OAc)43(OH)] and [Ln4Zn8(L2)2(OAc)20(OH)4] (Ln = Nd and Yb) were prepared using flexible long-chain Schiff base ligands which have (CH2)6 backbones.
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Hydrothermal growth of highly oriented single crystalline Ta2O5 nanorod arrays and their conversion to Ta3N5 for efficient solar driven water splitting

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15561-15564
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05673F, CommunicationZixue Su, Lei Wang, Sabina Grigorescu, Kiyoung Lee, Patrik Schmuki
We grow vertically aligned single crystalline Ta2O5 nanorod arrays that can be converted to a Ta3N5 nanorod arrays by nitridation.
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High alkalinity boosts visible light driven H2 evolution activity of g-C3N4 in aqueous methanol

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15521-15524
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08063G, CommunicationPo Wu, Jiarui Wang, Jing Zhao, Liejin Guo, Frank E. Osterloh
A high rate of 2.23 mmol h-1 g-1 (quantum efficiency of 6.67% at 400 nm) for visible light driven photocatalytic H2 evolution can be achieved with g-C3N4 by alkalization of the solution to a pH of 13.3, due to accelerated transfer of photoholes to the sacrificial donor.
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Gold nanoprobes for detecting DNA adducts

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15517-15520
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07184K, CommunicationIoannis A. Trantakis, Shana J. Sturla
Incorporating a modified nucleobase in oligomers coupled to gold nanoparticles enables sequence specific detection of a DNA adduct.
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Unprecedented magnetic relaxation via the fourth excited state in low-coordinate lanthanide single-ion magnets: a theoretical perspective

16 November, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,15513-15516
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05522E, CommunicationSaurabh Kumar Singh, Tulika Gupta, Maheswaran Shanmugam, Gopalan Rajaraman
How to enhance the barrier heights in lanthanide based SIMs? Using ab initio calculations, we have explored the role of symmetry and the coordination number on the magnetization dynamics of four three-coordinate Ln(III) SIMs.
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