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Aggregation-induced emission (AIE) of pyridyl-enamido-based organoboron luminophores

28 November, 2014 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07451C, CommunicationXiaoqing Wang, Yanping Wu, Qingsong Liu, Zhenyu Li, Hui Yan, Chonglei Ji, Jicheng Duan, Zhipeng Liu
Organoboron complexes having aggregation-induced emission (AIE) properties are presented. A series of pyridyl-enamido-based organoboron complexes (Borepy1-4) were synthesized and the AIE behaviors of Borepy1-4 in solution and in the solid state were investigated.
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Increased short circuit current in an azafullerene-based organic solar cell

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08094G, CommunicationWerther Cambarau, Urs Fabian Fritze, Aurelien Viterisi, Emilio J. Palomares, Max von Delius
We report the synthesis of a solution-processable, dodecyloxyphenyl-substituted azafullerene monoadduct (DPC59N) and its application as electron acceptor in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells (BHJ-OSCs). Due to its relatively strong absorption...
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Evolving P450pyr monooxygenase for highly regioselective terminal hydroxylation of n-butanol to 1,4-butanediol

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08479A, CommunicationYi Yang, Yu Tse Chi, Hui Hung Toh, Zhi Li
Directed evolution of P450pyr created I83M/I82T mutant for highly regioselective terminal hydroxylation of n-butanol to 1,4-butanediol, representing the first achievement of this hydroxylation reaction by either chemical or enzymatic method...
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Detection of nitroaromatic vapours with diketopyrrolopyrrole thin films: Exploring the role of structural order and morphology on thin film properties and fluorescence quenching efficiency

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08468C, CommunicationMonika Warzecha, jesus calvo castro, A R Kennedy, Alisdair Macpherson, Kenneth Shankland, Norman Shankland, andrew john mclean, Callum John McHugh
The sensitive optical detection of nitroaromatic vapours with diketopyrrolopyrrole thin films is reported for the first time.The impact of thin film crystal structure and morphology on fluorescence quenching behaviour is...
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P22 Virus-like Particles Constructed Au/CdS Plasmonic Photocatalytic Nanostructures for Enhanced Photoactivity

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08057B, CommunicationZiyou Zhou, Gregory Gregory Bedwell, Rui Li, Ningzhong Bao, Peter Edward Prevelige, Arunava Gupta
Plasmonic photocatalytic nanostructures have been fabricated under mild conditions (room temperature aqueous solution) using genetically engineered bacteriophage P22 virus-like particles (VLP) as a nano-platform. The photodegradation of methylene blue by...
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Facile Synthesis of Bimetal Au-Ag Nanoparticles in Cu(I) Boron Imidazolate Framework with Mechanochromic Property

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09041A, CommunicationTian Wen, De-Xiang Zhang, Juan Liu, Haixia Zhang, Jian Zhang
A Cu(I) boron imidazolate framework with 2-fold interpenetrating ths topology shows luminescence mechanochromism, and it can directly reduce bimetal Au-Ag nanoparticles into its structure for further catalysis.
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A redox-activated fluorescence switch based on a ferrocene - fluorophore - boronic ester conjugate

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07891H, CommunicationMeng Li, Zhiqian Guo, Weihong Zhu, Frank Marken, Tony D James
A novel electrochemically and fluorescence active boronic ester sensor molecule has been developed containing ferrocence and naphthalimide as the redox and fluorophore units. The combinations of iron (Fe3+) ions, sodium...
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Heterogeneous Selective Hydrogenation of Ethylene Carbonate to Methanol and Ethylene Glycol over a Copper Chromite Nanocatalyst

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08247H, CommunicationChao Lian, Fumin Ren, Yuxi Liu, Guofeng Zhao, Yongjun Ji, Hongpan Rong, Wei Jia, Lei Ma, Haiyuan Lu, Dingsheng Wang, Yadong Li
Heterogeneous selective hydrogenation of ethylene carbonate (EC), a key step in indirect conversion of CO2, was realized over a copper chromite nanocatalyst prepared via a hydrothermal method followed by calcination....
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A Stable ZnCo2O4 Cocatalyst for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07225A, CommunicationSibo Wang, Zhengxin Ding, Xinchen Wang
Spinel ZnCo2O4 nanostructures have shown great opportunities in energy related areas. However, the applications of ZnCo2O4 for the conversion of CO2 are much less reported. Herein, we present the first...
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Metal-free cascade construction of C-C bond by activation of inert C(sp3)-H bond

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08629E, CommunicationChengjian Zhu, Honglin Zhang, Changduo Pan, Zhangxi Gu, Ning Jin, Hongwen Hu
A new synthetic strategy for C-C bond formation has been developed, via a free radical cascade process under metal-free condition. Activation of inert C(sp3)-H/elimination of SO2 / C-C bond formation...
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Oxidative Regioselective Amination of Chromones Exposes Potent Inhibitors of Hedgehog Signaling Pathway

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08376H, CommunicationRajarshi Samanta, Rishikesh Narayan, Jonathan O. Bauer, Carsten Strohmann, Sonja Sievers, Andrey P. Antonchick
An operationally simple, transition metal-free, oxidative, regioselective cross-coupling between non-functionalized azoles and chromones was developed using iodine. The C2- position of chromone can be selectively coupled with nitrogen containing heterocycles....
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Direct Reductive Coupling of Secondary Amides: Chemoselective Formation of Vicinal Diamines and Vicinal Amino Alcohols

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08330J, CommunicationPei-Qiang Huang, Qi-Wei Lang, Ai-E Wang, Jian-Feng Zheng
We report the first one-pot reductive homocoupling reaction of secondary amides and cross-coupling reaction of secondary amides with ketones to give secondary vicinal diamines and amino alcohols. This method relies...
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Superconductivity in Sm-doped [n]Phenacenes (n=3,4,5)

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07879A, CommunicationLorenzo Malavasi, Franziska Hammerath, Serena Margadonna, Gianluca A Artioli, Pietro Carretta, Maria Cristina Mozzati, Barbara Mannucci, Federica Corana
We report here the discovery of a new aromatic hydrocarbon superconductor, Sm-doped chrysene, with Tc ~5 K, and compare its behavior with the one measured in the full series of...
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Polymer supported ZIF-8 membranes prepared via an interfacial synthesis method

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06699E, CommunicationYanbo Li, Ivo Vankelecom
Porous polymer supported continuous ZIF-8 membranes were prepared via an interfacial synthesis method. Membranes with only one synthesis cycle showed excellent performance in the nanofiltration range.
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A Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer Probe for Rapid and Specific Detection of Trace Biological SO2 Derivatives and Bio-imaging Application

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08258C, CommunicationLeiming Zhu, Junchao Xu, Zhe Sun, Boqiao Fu, Caiqin Qin, Lintao Zeng, Xichao Hu
We reported a reactive probe for HSO3-, which showed a colorimetric and ratiometric fluorescence response to HSO3- with fast response (t1/2 = 20 s), good specificity and low detection limit...
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Iron Catalyzed Oxidative Assembly of N-heteroaryl and Aryl Metal Reagents Using Oxygen as an Oxidant

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08494B, CommunicationMing Kun Liu, Lianyan Liao, xinfang duan
An equivalent amount of N-heteroaryl and aryl Grignard or lithium reagents, after mediated by an equivalent of titanate, was facilely coupled to furnish N-heteroaryl-aryl compounds under the catalysis of FeCl3/TMEDA...
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Co Intake Mediated Formation of Ultrathin Nanosheets of Transition Metal LDH -A Advanced Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08856E, Communicationxia long, Shuang xiao, Zilong Wang, Xiaoli Zheng, Shihe Yang
By controlling the ratio of tri- and bi-valent ions, multi-transition metals based layered double hydroxide (LDH) ultrathin nanosheets are synthesized. They show advanced OER performance with low overpotentials (~0.2 V)...
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Biomineralization-induced self-assembly to porous hollow carbon nanocapsule monolith and application for Li-S Battery

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08008D, CommunicationWen Hu, Huamin Zhang, Yining Zhang, Meiri Wang, Chao Qu, Jianhong Yi
Carbon capsule monolith possessing ultrasmall hollow nanocores and ultrathin nanoshells with high surface area and porosity is synthesized by a facile biomineralization-induced self-assembly approach. As sulfur host in Li-S battery,...
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Efficient Electrochemiluminescence of a boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) dye

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08671F, CommunicationMahdi Hesari, Jiasheng Lu, Suning Wang, Zhifeng Ding
Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) of a boron-dipyrromethene dye (BDY) in the presence of tri-n-propylamine as a co-reactant was found to be highly efficient. The ECL of BDY showed a unique peak wavelength...
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Fullerenes: Non-transition Metal Cluster For Rechargeable Magnesium Battery Cathode

28 November, 2014 - 23:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08139K, CommunicationRuigang Zhang, Fuminori Mizuno, Chen Ling
We discovered that non-transition metal clusters have great potential as rechargeable Mg battery cathodes. Fullerene (C60), one of the prototype materials, was discharged and recharged with remarkable rate capability. This...
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