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Enzymatic activatable self-assembled peptide nanowire for targeted therapy and fluorescence imaging of tumors

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10591A, CommunicationYing Tang, Zhan Wu, Chong-Hua Zhang, Xiao-Li Zhang, Jian-Hui Jiang
An activatable theranostic approach based on self-assembled peptide nanostructures with surface-displayed activatable cytotoxic agents for targeted cancer therapy was developed.
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Outstanding drug loading capacity by water stable microporous MOF: a potential drug carrier

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09925K, CommunicationPartha Pratim Bag, Dong Wang, Zhuo Chen, Rong Cao
A robust, highly water stable, microporous MOF, [Zn8(O)2(CDDB)6(DMF)4(H2O)] {where CDDB = 4,4[prime or minute]-(9-H carbazole-3,6-diyl)dibenzoic acid}, was synthesized based on an open N-H site by a solvothermal process and exhibited an outstanding loading capacity and satisfactory release capability for 5-fluorouracil, with a negligible cytotoxicity effect.
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An ultrasensitive energy-transfer based photoelectrochemical protein biosensor

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3034-3037
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09963C, CommunicationFei Xu, Yuan-Cheng Zhu, Zheng-Yuan Ma, Wei-Wei Zhao, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
Au nanoparticle functionalized single stranded DNA was used as novel energy-transfer nanoprobes for ultrasensitive photoelectrochemical bioanalysis.
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Increasing the quantitative bandwidth of NMR measurements

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2916-2919
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10206E, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.J. E. Power, M. Foroozandeh, R. W. Adams, M. Nilsson, S. R. Coombes, A. R. Phillips, G. A. Morris
The frequency range of quantitative NMR is increased to hundreds of kHz, yielding accurate integrals even for 19F.
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Addition of silylated nucleophiles to [small alpha]-oxoketenes

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3010-3013
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10217K, CommunicationYohan Dudognon, Marc Presset, Jean Rodriguez, Yoann Coquerel, Xavier Bugaut, Thierry Constantieux
A general evaluation of silylated nucleophiles to intercept transient [small alpha]-oxoketenes generated by microwave-assisted Wolff rearrangement of 2-diazo-1,3-dicarbonyl compounds is presented.
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A hyperbranched conjugated Schiff base polymer network: a potential negative electrode for flexible thin film batteries

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3000-3002
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09662F, CommunicationYubao Sun, Yahui Sun, Qiyun Pan, Gai Li, Bo Han, Danli Zeng, Yunfeng Zhang, Hansong Cheng
A hyperbranched conjugated Schiff base polymer network was synthesized by condensation between 4,4[prime or minute],4[prime or minute][prime or minute]-nitrilotribenzaldehyde and p-phenylenediamine.
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Rhodium(III)-catalyzed sp2 C-H bond addition to CF3-substituted unsaturated ketones

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2913-2915
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10361D, CommunicationQuanbin Jiang, Tenglong Guo, Kaikai Wu, Zhengkun Yu
Rhodium(III)-catalyzed conjugate addition of sp2 C-H bonds to [small beta]-trifluoromethyl-[small alpha],[small beta]-unsaturated ketones was efficiently achieved.
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Pd-on-Si catalysts prepared via galvanic displacement for the selective hydrogenation of para-chloronitrobenzene

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3026-3029
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07474F, CommunicationQian Wei, Yu-Sheng Shi, Ke-Qiang Sun, Bo-Qing Xu
The Pd-Si catalyst suppresses the undesirable hydrodehalogenation reaction and produces para-chloroaniline with a selectivity higher than 99.9% at complete conversion of para-chloronitrobenzene.
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Covalent triazine framework-supported palladium as a ligand-free catalyst for the selective double carbonylation of aryl iodides under ambient pressure of CO

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2960-2963
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10389D, CommunicationZhifang Wang, Cuibo Liu, Yi Huang, Yuchen Hu, Bin Zhang
Carbonylation of aryl iodides with amines under atmospheric pressure of CO, catalyzed by Pd/CTFs (covalent triazine frameworks) without any specific additives, leads to the highly selective synthesis of [small alpha]-ketoamides.
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Moving systems of polar dimeric capsules out of thermal equilibrium by light irradiation

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3046-3049
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10403C, CommunicationAlejandro Diaz-Moscoso, Frank A. Arroyave, Pablo Ballester
By inserting stimuli-responsive groups (azobenzene) in hetero-dimeric capsules, we are able to modify the equilibrium state of the system and the exchange between different host-guest assemblies in a reversible manner.
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Dynamic nuclear polarization of biocompatible 13C-enriched carbonates for in vivo pH imaging

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3030-3033
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09724J, CommunicationD. E. Korenchan, R. R. Flavell, C. Baligand, R. Sriram, K. Neumann, S. Sukumar, H. VanBrocklin, D. B. Vigneron, D. M. Wilson, J. Kurhanewicz
High concentrations of hyperpolarized 13C-bicarbonate are generated via rapid hydrolysis of highly polarizable, low-toxicity carbonate precursors.
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A paper-supported graphene-ionic liquid array for e-nose application

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3042-3045
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08652C, CommunicationX. Zhu, D. Liu, Q. Chen, L. Lin, S. Jiang, H. Zhou, J. Zhao, J. Wu
A graphene e-nose can be simply fabricated by modifying paper-supported rGO (PS-rGO) with a panel of ionic liquids (ILs).
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A narrow amide I vibrational band observed by sum frequency generation spectroscopy reveals highly ordered structures of a biofilm protein at the air/water interface

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2956-2959
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05743D, CommunicationZhuguang Wang, M. Daniela Morales-Acosta, Shanghao Li, Wei Liu, Tapan Kanai, Yuting Liu, Ya-Na Chen, Frederick J. Walker, Charles H. Ahn, Roger M. Leblanc, Elsa C. Y. Yan
We observed an unprecedentedly narrow amide I vibrational band from a bacterial biofilm protein at the air/water interface.
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Molecular titanium-hydroxamate complexes as models for TiO2 surface binding

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2972-2975
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09857B, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Bradley J. Brennan, Jeffrey Chen, Benjamin Rudshteyn, Subhajyoti Chaudhuri, Brandon Q. Mercado, Victor S. Batista, Robert H. Crabtree, Gary W. Brudvig
Molecular titanium(IV) hydroxamate complexes were synthesized and used as models to determine the hydroxamate-metal oxide surface binding motif on TiO2.
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Enhanced performance in gas adsorption and Li ion batteries by docking Li+ in a crown ether-based metal-organic framework

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3003-3006
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09935H, CommunicationLinyi Bai, Binbin Tu, Yi Qi, Qiang Gao, Dong Liu, Zhizhou Liu, Lingzhi Zhao, Qiaowei Li, Yanli Zhao
Incorporating supramolecular recognition units, crown ether rings, into metal-organic frameworks enables the docking of metal ions through complexation for enhanced performance.
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Electrically charged selectivity of poly-para-xylylene deposition

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,3022-3025
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08059B, CommunicationChih-Yu Wu, Ho-Yi Sun, Wei-Chieh Liang, Hung-Lun Hsu, Hsin-Ying Ho, Yu-Ming Chen, Hsien-Yeh Chen
Electrically charged surfaces show inhibited selectivity for the deposition of poly-para-xylylenes, irrespective of their substituted functionalities.
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Dramatically enhancing the yield of carbon nanotubes by simply adding oxygen-containing molecules in solid-state synthesis

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2976-2979
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09219A, CommunicationZhijun Ruan, Yufan Zhang, Jin Tu, Jingui Qin, Qianqian Li, Zhen Li
Commercially available oxygen-containing molecules are utilized to enhance the yield of carbon nanotubes in the solid-state pyrolysis of organometallic precursors.
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Inhibition and disintegration of insulin amyloid fibrils: a facile supramolecular strategy with p-sulfonatocalixarenes

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2992-2995
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10159J, CommunicationMeenakshi N. Shinde, Nilotpal Barooah, Achikanath C. Bhasikuttan, Jyotirmayee Mohanty
This study reveals the ability of p-sulfonatocalix[4/6]arenes to effectively inhibit the fibril formation in human insulin and demonstrate its potential to disintegrate/dissolve the mature fibrils, a promising supramolecular therapeutic strategy for amyloidosis.
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Reversible photoisomerization of azobenzene molecules on a single gold nanoparticle surface

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2984-2987
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10468H, CommunicationHeng Song, Chao Jing, Wei Ma, Tao Xie, Yi-Tao Long
PRRS spectra of single gold nanoparticles show a reversible shift towards the photoswitchable reaction, which could be verified by DDA simulations.
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Low-temperature fabrication of brown TiO2 with enhanced photocatalytic activities under visible light

10 February, 2016 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2016, 52,2988-2991
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09176D, CommunicationMingzheng Wang, Biao Nie, Ka-Kit Yee, Haidong Bian, Chris Lee, Hung Kay Lee, Bo Zheng, Jian Lu, Linbao Luo, Yang Yang Li
Brown-colored TiO2 with the absorption edge in red light was fabricated using a facile one-step treatment in NaH solutions.
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