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Colour-tunable fluorescence of single molecules based on the vibration induced emission of phenazine

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4462-4464
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09613D, CommunicationWei Huang, Lu Sun, Zhiwen Zheng, Jianhua Su, He Tian
Combining the vibration of the phenazine unit (S0) and the intramolecular energy transfer (IET) effect, compound M1-M4 exhibited color-tunable fluorescence even white emission in two different ways.
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Vinylogy in nitronates: utilization of [small alpha]-aryl conjugated nitroolefins as a nucleophile for a highly stereoselective aza-Henry reaction

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4437-4439
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10261D, CommunicationKeigo Oyaizu, Daisuke Uraguchi, Takashi Ooi
Vinylogous nitronates generated from [small alpha],[small beta]-disubstituted nitroolefins undergo stereoselective bond formation with aldimines at the sterically encumbered [small alpha]-position, establishing contiguous tertiary-quaternary stereocenters.
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Visible light promoted thiol-ene reactions using titanium dioxide

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4383-4385
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09987G, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Venugopal T. Bhat, Petar A. Duspara, Sangwon Seo, Nor Syazwani Binti Abu Bakar, Michael F. Greaney
Thiol-ene chemistry under mild conditions is reported using titania as a cheap and user-friendly photoredox catalyst.
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Palladium(II)-catalysed ortho-arylation of N-benzylpiperidines

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4406-4409
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00410A, CommunicationPeng Wen Tan, Maxwell Haughey, Darren J. Dixon
A simple and mild protocol for saturated N-heterocycle directed ortho-C-H arylation under Pd-catalysis is reported.
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Mesoporous polyoxometalate cluster-crosslinked organosilica frameworks delivering exceptionally high photocatalytic activity

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4481-4484
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10029H, CommunicationEirini D. Koutsouroubi, Alexandra K. Xylouri, Gerasimos S. Armatas
Mesoporous polyoxometalate (POM)-based organosilica frameworks with high catalytic activity, 3D open-pore structure, and uniform pores are prepared via a surfactant-assisted co-polymerization of organically-modified POM clusters with ethane-bridged silsesquioxane linkers.
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Fluorescent theranostic agents for Hg2+ detection and detoxification treatment

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4443-4446
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00295H, CommunicationChao Song, Wen Yang, Nannan Zhou, Rui Qian, Yajun Zhang, Kaiyan Lou, Rui Wang, Wei Wang
Two novel small-molecule based theranostic agents encompassing the dual functions of detection and detoxification of mercury ion poisoning are developed.
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Methylene blue phosphoramidite for DNA labelling

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4458-4461
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10164B, CommunicationGabriel De Crozals, Carole Farre, Monique Sigaud, Philippe Fortgang, Corinne Sanglar, Carole Chaix
We report the first synthesis of a methylene blue (MB) phosphoramidite derivative suitable for DNA solid-phase synthesis.
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All-atom lipid bilayer self-assembly with the AMBER and CHARMM lipid force fields

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4402-4405
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09584G, CommunicationAge A. Skjevik, Benjamin D. Madej, Callum J. Dickson, Knut Teigen, Ross C. Walker, Ian R. Gould
In this work we report the first example of spontaneous lipid bilayer formation in unbiased all-atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulations.
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Ultra-small gold nanoparticles immobilized on mesoporous silica/graphene oxide as highly active and stable heterogeneous catalysts

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4398-4401
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09131K, CommunicationLi Peng, Jianling Zhang, Shuliang Yang, Buxing Han, Xinxin Sang, Chengcheng Liu, Xue Ma, Guanying Yang
The ultra-small gold nanoparticles immobilized on the mesoporous SiO2/graphene oxide (GO) support were formed via a one-pot synthetic route.
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Anchoring AgBr nanoparticles on nitrogen-doped graphene for enhancement of electrochemiluminescence and radical stability

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4451-4454
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09926E, CommunicationDing Jiang, Xiaojiao Du, Qian Liu, Nan Hao, Jing Qian, Liming Dai, Hanping Mao, Kun Wang
AgBr nanoparticles anchored nitrogen-doped graphene nanocomposites were designed to obtain enhanced electrochemiluminescence intensity and better stability.
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Conversion of methane to methanol on copper-containing small-pore zeolites and zeotypes

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4447-4450
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09645B, CommunicationM. J. Wulfers, S. Teketel, B. Ipek, R. F. Lobo
Several small-pore Cu-zeolites (SSZ-13, SSZ-16, and SSZ-39) and a zeotype (SAPO-34) can produce methanol from methane and water.
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A new chiral C1-symmetric NHC-catalyzed addition to [small alpha]-aryl substituted [small alpha],[small beta]-disubstituted enals: enantioselective synthesis of fully functionalized dihydropyranones

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4473-4476
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00118H, CommunicationHong Lu, Jin-Yu Liu, Chen-Guang Li, Jun-Bing Lin, Yong-Min Liang, Peng-Fei Xu
A new C1-symmetric biarylsaturated imidazolium exhibits a superior ability to enable previously unavailable transformation, and the corresponding fully functionalized dihydropyranones are efficiently synthesized.
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Nucleic acid-mimicking coordination polymer for label-free fluorescent activity assay of histone acetyltransferases

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4469-4472
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00067J, CommunicationSiyu Chen, Yong Li, Yufang Hu, Yitao Han, Yan Huang, Zhou Nie, Shouzhuo Yao
A novel and label-free fluorescence assay for histone acetyltransferase (HAT) activity was established via in situ generation of a nucleic acid-mimicking CoA-Au(I) coordination polymer (CP). Moreover, the potency of this assay for HAT-targeted drug discovery was proved by screening HAT inhibitors.
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A novel non-enzymatic lindane sensor based on CuO-MnO2 hierarchical nano-microstructures for enhanced sensitivity

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4376-4379
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00024F, CommunicationM. U. Anu Prathap, Shengnan Sun, Chao Wei, Zhichuan J. Xu
A simple and well performing novel non-enzymatic sensor for lindane using CuO-MnO2 hierarchical nano-microstructures is presented.
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Photoreversible current ON/OFF switching by the photoinduced bending of gold-coated diarylethene crystals

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4421-4424
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00355E, CommunicationDaichi Kitagawa, Seiya Kobatake
Gold-coated diarylethene crystals exhibited photoreversible bending upon irradiation with UV and visible light without any breaking of the gold layer.
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Building with bubbles: the formation of high surface area honeycomb-like films via hydrogen bubble templated electrodeposition

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4331-4346
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06638C, Feature ArticleBlake J. Plowman, Lathe A. Jones, Suresh K. Bhargava
This feature article summarizes recent developments in porous materials obtained through electrodeposition in the presence of H2 evolution. We discuss recent applications and present a case for further development of surfaces exhibiting new and improved activity.
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Under the lens: carbon nanotube and protein interaction at the nanoscale

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4347-4359
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09173F, Feature ArticleS. Marchesan, M. Prato
The combination of the very different chemical natures of carbon nanotubes and proteins gives rise to systems with unprecedented performance.
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Spin canting, metamagnetism, and single-chain magnetic behaviour in a cyano-bridged homospin iron(II) compound

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4360-4363
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10003D, CommunicationDong Shao, Shao-Liang Zhang, Xin-Hua Zhao, Xin-Yi Wang
A cyano-bridged FeII compound exhibiting the coexistence of spin canting, antiferromagnetic ordering, metamagnetism and single-chain magnetism was reported.
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Synthesis, structure and properties of C3-symmetric heterosuperbenzene with three BN units

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4368-4371
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10105G, CommunicationXiao-Ye Wang, Fang-Dong Zhuang, Xin-Chang Wang, Xiao-Yu Cao, Jie-Yu Wang, Jian Pei
The first parent skeleton of BN heterocoronene with three BN units and C3 symmetry was synthesized as a model compound of BN-doped graphene.
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A high performance O2 selective membrane based on CAU-1-NH2@polydopamine and the PMMA polymer for Li-air batteries

27 February, 2015 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4364-4367
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09281C, CommunicationLujie Cao, Fucong Lv, Ying Liu, Wenxi Wang, Yifeng Huo, Xianzhu Fu, Rong Sun, Zhouguang Lu
A novel oxygen selective membrane was prepared and assembled in Li-air batteries operating under real air conditions with 30% RH. Due to its high O2 permeability, remarkable CO2 capture ability and excellent hydrophobic behavior, extremely stable cycling performance was achieved.
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