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Anomalous self-reduction of layered double hydroxide (LDH): from [small alpha]-Ni(OH)2 to hexagonal close packing (HCP) Ni/NiO by annealing without a reductant

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Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1004-1007
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07767A, CommunicationX. Ge, C. D. Gu, X. L. Wang, J. P. Tu
An anomalous self-reduction phenomenon can occur for Ni LDH synthesized from an ionic liquid system.
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Microfluidic supercritical antisolvent continuous processing and direct spray-coating of poly(3-hexylthiophene) nanoparticles for OFET devices

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Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1008-1011
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07878K, CommunicationRicardo Couto, Sylvain Chambon, Cyril Aymonier, Emmanuel Mignard, Bertrand Pavageau, Arnaud Erriguible, Samuel Marre
We report for the first time the use of a microfluidic supercritical antisolvent process ([small mu ]SAS) to synthesize semiconducting polymer nanoparticles (NPs) of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT).
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Enzyme-responsive polymer assemblies constructed through covalent synthesis and supramolecular strategy

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Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,996-1003
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05878J, Feature ArticleYan Ding, Yuetong Kang, Xi Zhang
Enzyme-responsive polymer assemblies have continually gained progress through the introduction of new enzymes and the development of new strategies for their preparation. In addition, kinetic studies will pave the way for tuning the response rate in a controlled manner.
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DNAzyme-based biosensors and nanodevices

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Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,979-995
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06855F, Feature ArticleLiang Gong, Zilong Zhao, Yi-Fan Lv, Shuang-Yan Huan, Ting Fu, Xiao-Bing Zhang, Guo-Li Shen, Ru-Qin Yu
DNAzymes, screened through in vitro selection, have shown great promise as molecular tools in the design of biosensors and nanodevices.
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Monitoring the cytosolic entry of cell-penetrating peptides using a pH-sensitive fluorophore

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09441G, CommunicationZiqing Qian, Patrick G. Dougherty, DH Pei
We report a simple, effective method to assess the cytosolic delivery efficiency and kinetics of cell-penetrating peptides using a pH-sensitive fluorescent probe, naphthofluorescein.
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Bioimaging of microRNA-294 expression-dependent color change in cells by a dual fluorophore-based molecular beacon

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08898K, CommunicationSoonhag Kim, Hae Young Ko, Jonghwan Lee, Yong Seung Lee, Ha-Na Gu, Bahy A. Ali, Abdulaziz A. Al-Khedhairy, Hyejung Heo, Sujeong Cho
The critical role of microRNA (miRNA or miR) has been reported in many literatures that they participate in regulating the stem cell fate for maintenance, differentiation and reprogramming. Needless to...
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Highly Sensitive and Selective Detection of miRNA: DNase I-Assisted Target Recycling using DNA Probes Protected by Polydopamine Nanospheres

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08912J, CommunicationChaoyong James Yang, Yi Xie, Xiaoyan Lin, YISHUN Huang, Rujun Pan, Zhi Zhu, Leiji Zhou
Based on the protective property of polydopamine nanospheres for DNA probes against nuclease digestion, we have developed a DNase I-assisted target recycling signal amplification method for highly sensitive and selective...
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Preparation of Ge nanotube arrays from ionic liquid for lithium ion battery anodes with improved cycling stability

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08722D, CommunicationXusong Liu, Jian Hao, Xiaoxu Liu, Caixia Chi, Na Li, Frank Endres, Yi Zhang, Yao Li, Jiupeng Zhao
Ge nanotube array anodes have been prepared by template-assisted electrodeposition from an ionic liquid to obtain superior cycling performance. They show a remarkable cycling behavior at 0.2C, with quite a...
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Nanoliposomes Containing Eucalyptus citriodora Antibiotics for Specific Antimicrobial Activity

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09386K, CommunicationLin Lin, Haiying Cui, Hui Zhou, Xuejing Zhang, Christian Bortolini, Menglin Chen, Lei Liu, Mingdong Dong
Bacterial infections are a serious issue for the public health and represent one of the major challenges of modern medicine. In this work, a selective antimicrobial strategy based on pore-forming...
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Eugenic Metal-free Sensitizers with Double Anchors for High Performance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09294E, CommunicationWei-I Hung, You-Ya Liao, Ting-Hui Lee, Yu-Chien Ting, Jen-Shyang Ni, Wei-Siang Kao, Jiann Tseun Lin, Tzu Chien Wei, Yung-Sheng Yen
A series of new phenothiazine-based dyes (HL5-HL7) with double acceptors/anchors have been synthesized and used as the sensitizers for highly efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Among them, HL7-based cell exhibits...
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Tetrazine functionalized zirconium MOF as optical sensor for oxidizing gases

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08136F, CommunicationGeorg Nickerl, Irena Senkovska, Stefan Kaskel
Dihydro-1,2,4,5-tetrazine-3,6-dicarboxylate was introduced into the chemically stable UiO-66 structure by a postsynthetic linker exchange reaction to create an optical sensor material for the detection of oxidative agents such as nitrous...
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Introduction of Mediator for Enhancing Photocatalytic Performance via Post-Synthetic Metal Exchange in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09407G, CommunicationDengrong Sun, Wenjun Liu, Mei Qiu, Yongfan Zhang, Zhaohui Li
Ti-substituted NH2-Uio-66(Zr/Ti) prepared by post-synthetic exchange (PSE) method showed enhanced photocatalytic performance for both CO2 reduction and hydrogen evolution under visible light. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations and electron spin...
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Divergent pathways to furosesquiterpenes. First total syntheses of (+)-Zedoarol and (Rac)-Gweicurculactone

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09298H, CommunicationAlexandros Leonidas Zografos, Elissavet Anagnostaki, Vera Demertzidou
A non-natural hydroxy-elemane was found amenable to divergent transformations producing either polyunsaturated guaianes under basic oxygen free conditions or oxidized furogermacranes when anionic oxy-Cope reaction quenched by an oxidant is...
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Synthesis and photophysical properties of platinum-acetylide copolymers with thiophene, selenophene and tellurophene

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09312G, CommunicationAnjan Mahrok, Elisa Carrera, Andrew J Tilley, Shuynag Ye, Dwight Seferos
A series of platinum-acetylide copolymers with thiophene, selenophene, and tellurophene have been synthesized and studied. The optical properties red-shift and the fluorescence quantum yield decreases in the heavier chalcogenophenes. Phosphorescence...
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Potent Affinity Material for Tracing Acetone and related Analytes based on Molecular Recognition by Halogen Bonds

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09163A, CommunicationAlexander Linke, Stefan Jungbauer, Stefan M Huber, Siegfried R Waldvogel
Affinity materials based on halogen bonds turned out to be a powerful tool for the molecular recognition of acetone or related carbonyl compounds in the presence of ubiquitous protic molecules....
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Degeneracy in cryptophane-xenon complex formation in aqueous solution

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Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08601E, CommunicationSergey Korchak, Wolfgang Kilian, Lorenz Mitschang
Degenerate exchange prevails in the cryptophane-A-xenon host-guest system in aqueous solution.
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One-Step Functionalization of Zwitterionic Poly[(3-(methacryloylamino)propyl)dimethyl(3-sulfopropyl)ammonium hydroxide] Surfaces by Metal-Polyphenol Coating

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08609K, CommunicationSuyeob Kim, Seungjoo Kwak, Seokchang Lee, Woo Kyung Cho, Jungkyu K. Lee, Sung Min Kang
The non-biofouling property of a zwitterionic sulfobetaine polymer surface was easily made attractive to bioentities by metal-polyphenol coating, and spatio-selective functionalization of the zwitterionic polymer surface was achieved by using...
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Electric-Field-Directed Growth and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Cross-linked Au/ZnO Hierarchical Architecture

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09628B, CommunicationYingpu Bi, Zhengbo Jiao, Teng Wang, Gongxuan Lu, Jinhua Ye, Bingjun Jin
We demonstrate a simple and effective strategy for vertically growing Au nanowires over ZnO nanowires to construct cross-linked hierarchical architecture under the synergistic effects of electric field direction and photo-reduction,...
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An Atom Economical Method for Quinoline Derivatives Direct from Substituted o-Nitrotoluenes

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09358E, CommunicationGuiyan Liu, Maocong Yi, Lu Liu, Jingjing Wang, Jianhui Wang
A highly efficient one-pot procedure for the preparation of substituted quinolines from substituted o-nitrotoluenes with electron-withdrawing groups and olefins (acrylic esters and acrylonitriles) using a cesium catalyst has been developed....
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Perfluorinated moiety-grafted carbon nanotube electrode for the non-aqueous lithium-oxygen battery

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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08815H, CommunicationMorgan L. THOMAS, Keisuke YAMANAKA, Toshiaki OHTA, Hye Ryung BYON
A perfluorinated alkyl chain grafted to carbon nanotubes is employed in the lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) cell. We demonstrate a highly localized Li-O2 electrochemical reaction in close proximity to the perfluorinated moiety...
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