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Spectrally resolved confocal microscopy using lanthanide centred near-IR emission

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2372-2375
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09618E, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Zhiyu Liao, Manuel Tropiano, Konstantins Mantulnikovs, Stephen Faulkner, Tom Vosch, Thomas Just Sorensen
NIR imaging of lanthanide-coated silica particles where the photons used to generate the image unambiguously can be assigned to arise from lanthanide centred emission.
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A fundamental study on the [([small mu ]-Cl)3Mg2(THF)6]+ dimer electrolytes for rechargeable Mg batteries

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2312-2315
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07621D, CommunicationTianbiao Liu, Jonathan T. Cox, Dehong Hu, Xuchu Deng, Jianzhi Hu, Mary Y. Hu, Jie Xiao, Yuyan Shao, Keqi Tang, Jun Liu
The long sought [MgCl]+ solution species in the Mg-dimer electrolytes was characterized by soft mass spectrometry.
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Glucose transport machinery reconstituted in cell models

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2316-2319
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08838G, CommunicationJesper S. Hansen, Karin Elbing, James R. Thompson, Noah Malmstadt, Karin Lindkvist-Petersson
This work describes the very first reconstitution of a purified glucose transporter into cell models capable of reporting protein function.
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Enantioselective gold catalyzed dearomative [2+2]-cycloaddition between indoles and allenamides

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2320-2323
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08736D, CommunicationMinqiang Jia, Magda Monari, Qing-Qing Yang, Marco Bandini
The missing l(r)ink(g): a series of densely substituted 2,3-cyclobutane-fused indolines is obtained in a highly stereocontrolled manner via enantioselective [Au(I)]-catalyzed formal [2+2]-cycloaddition reactions between indoles and allenamides.
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A long-life Na-air battery based on a soluble NaI catalyst

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2324-2327
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08439J, CommunicationWen-Wen Yin, Zulipiya Shadike, Yin Yang, Fei Ding, Lin Sang, Hong Li, Zheng-Wen Fu
A Na-air battery with NaI dissolved in a typical organic electrolyte can run up to 150 cycles.
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Thermoresponsive self-assembled cyclodextrin-end-decorated PNIPAM for aqueous catalysis

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2328-2330
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09052G, CommunicationJ. Potier, S. Menuel, J. Lyskawa, D. Fournier, F. Stoffelbach, E. Monflier, P. Woisel, F. Hapiot
The catalytic performance of thermoresponsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) functionalized at the terminal position with randomly methylated [small beta]-cyclodextrin was demonstrated by the aqueous Rh-catalysed hydroformylation of higher olefins.
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Transfer hydrogenation of unsaturated bonds in the absence of base additives catalyzed by a cobalt-based heterogeneous catalyst

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2331-2334
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08946D, CommunicationJilan Long, Ying Zhou, Yingwei Li
A novel non-noble Co@C-N system for catalytic transfer hydrogenation reactions is developed. The heterogeneous Co@C-N catalysts are highly active and selective in the hydrogenation of a variety of unsaturated bonds with isopropanol in the absence of base additives.
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Counting quantum dot aggregates for the detection of biotinylated proteins

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2353-2356
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02918F, CommunicationXingbo Shi, Suli Dong, Minmin Li, Xiaojun Liu, Qingquan Zhang, Wenfeng Zhao, Chenghua Zong, Yewang Zhang, Hongwei Gai
The method of quantifying the degree of aggregation of QDs in solution is realized by spectral imaging of the aggregate.
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A supramolecular ladder polymer prepared by hydrogen bonding-mediated self-assembly of a metallomacrocycle

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2349-2352
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08817D, CommunicationChun-Fai Ng, Hak-Fun Chow
A defect-free supramolecular ladder polymer was prepared by H-bond-mediated self-assembly of a metallocycle 1 as determined by NMR, viscometry and dynamic laser light scattering studies.
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Silicon nanoparticles obtained via a low temperature chemical "metathesis" synthesis route and their lithium-ion battery properties

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2345-2348
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09233C, CommunicationLiangbiao Wang, Ning Lin, Jianbing Zhou, Yongchun Zhu, Yitai Qian
Silicon (Si) nanoparticles have been prepared by a "metathesis" reaction of magnesium silicide (Mg2Si) and zinc chloride (ZnCl2) in an autoclave at 300 [degree]C.
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Self-propelled chemotactic ionic liquid droplets

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2342-2344
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09214G, CommunicationWayne Francis, Cormac Fay, Larisa Florea, Dermot Diamond
[P6,6,6,14][Cl] droplets show self-propelled movement within open fluidic channels along the liquid-air interface in directions determined by external chemical gradients.
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Virus-like particles as virus substitutes to design artificial virus-recognition nanomaterials

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2256-2258
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08843C, CommunicationSabine Sykora, Alessandro Cumbo, Gael Belliot, Pierre Pothier, Charlotte Arnal, Yves Dudal, Philippe F.-X. Corvini, Patrick Shahgaldian
Functional recognition imprints of virus-like particles, at the surface of silica particles, were generated following a strategy based on protein-templated polycondensation of organosilanes.
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Biocatalytic conversion of ethylene to ethylene oxide using an engineered toluene monooxygenase

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2283-2285
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08802F, CommunicationD. A. Carlin, S. J. Bertolani, J. B. Siegel
We report the first recombinant enzyme in E. coli capable of transforming ethylene to ethylene oxide.
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Engineering supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs) of C-alkylpyrogallol[4]arene with bipyridine-based spacers

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2304-2307
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08388A, CommunicationRahul S. Patil, Harshita Kumari, Charles L. Barnes, Jerry L. Atwood
Supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs) based on pyrogallol[4]arene and 4,4[prime or minute]-bipyridine-type spacer molecules have been investigated.
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Di-macrocyclic terephthalamide ligands as chelators for the PET radionuclide zirconium-89

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2301-2303
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09256B, CommunicationDarpan N. Pandya, Sylvie Pailloux, David Tatum, Darren Magda, Thaddeus J. Wadas
Octadentate terephthalamide ligands can be easily radiolabeled with 89Zr and are highly stable in vitro. They represent a novel class of bifunctional chelators for 89Zr.
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A host-guest inclusion compound for reversible switching of quadratic nonlinear optical properties

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2298-2300
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08711A, CommunicationChengmin Ji, Zhihua Sun, Shuquan Zhang, Sangen Zhao, Tianliang Chen, Yuanyuan Tang, Junhua Luo
A host-guest inclusion compound [(DPA)(18-crown-6)]ClO4 (DPA = dipropylamine) can be capable of switching the NLO response between SHG-ON and SHG-OFF states.
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Highly reduced graphene oxide supported Pt nanocomposites as highly efficient catalysts for methanol oxidation

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2418-2420
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09146A, CommunicationHongbin Feng, Yong Liu, Jinghong Li
The highly reduced graphene oxide by solvated electrons supported Pt nanocomposites shows highly efficient catalytic activity for methanol oxidation.
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Supramolecular intracellular delivery of an anionic porphyrin by octaarginine-conjugated per-O-methyl-[small beta]-cyclodextrin

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2421-2424
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09042J, CommunicationHiroaki Kitagishi, Fumihiko Chai, Shigeru Negi, Yukio Sugiura, Koji Kano
A convenient and efficient method for intracellular delivery of a water-soluble anionic porphyrin has been developed by utilizing its supramolecular interaction with per-O-methyl-[small beta]-cyclodextrin bearing an octaarginine chain as a cell-penetrating peptide.
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Stabilizing volatile liquid chemicals using co-crystallization

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2425-2428
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09650A, CommunicationChrister B. Aakeroy, Tharanga K. Wijethunga, Joshua Benton, John Desper
A convenient, effective, and scalable protocol for stabilizing volatile liquid chemicals is reported.
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Theoretical exploration of MgH2 and graphene nano-flakes in cyclohexane: proposing a new perspective toward functional hydrogen storage material

28 January, 2015 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2429-2432
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09424G, CommunicationRunze Liu, Yinghe Zhao, Tianshu Chu
MgH2 generated from di-n-butylmagnesium decomposition in cyclohexane assembles onto graphene, bringing the potential for efficient hydrogen storage material.
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