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Enzymatic size control of RNA particles using complementary rolling circle transcription (cRCT) method for efficient siRNA production

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11665-11667
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04969A, CommunicationDaehoon Han, Yongkuk Park, Hyangsu Nam, Jong Bum Lee
A novel method to generate RNA particles was developed and the size of particles can be rationally controlled by adjusting the concentration of RNA polymerase.
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Preparation of highly substituted ([small beta]-acylamino)acrylates via iron-catalyzed alkoxycarbonylation of N-vinylacetamides with carbazates

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11661-11664
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05338A, CommunicationRan Ding, Qiu-Chi Zhang, Yun-He Xu, Teck-Peng Loh
A simple and efficient iron-catalyst system was applied for the synthesis of various ([small beta]-acylamino)acrylate derivatives under mild reaction conditions.
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To assemble or fold?

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11657-11660
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05429F, CommunicationAnindita Das, Suhrit Ghosh
A donor-acceptor foldamer exhibits intra-chain folding by charge-transfer interaction, which further assembles to reverse vesicles by H-bonding and [small pi]-[small pi] stacking.
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Non-covalent double functionalization of carbon nanotubes with a NADH oxidation Ru(II)-based molecular catalyst and a NAD-dependent glucose dehydrogenase

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11731-11734
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04758C, CommunicationB. Reuillard, A. Le Goff, S. Cosnier
Functionalization of carbon nanotube electrodes by glucose dehydrogenase and a ruthenium complex as a NADH electrocatalyst via [small pi]-stacking interactions.
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Sub-10 nm Au-Pt-Pd alloy trimetallic nanoparticles with a high oxidation-resistant property as efficient and durable VOC oxidation catalysts

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11713-11716
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04596C, CommunicationPeisheng Qiao, Shaodan Xu, Dejiong Zhang, Renhong Li, Shihui Zou, Juanjuan Liu, Wuzhong Yi, Jixue Li, Jie Fan
Sub-10 nm AuPtPd alloy trimetallic nanoparticles with a high oxidation-resistant property were prepared by photo-deposition followed by a high temperature (700-900 [degree]C) air annealing process.
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Isomerisation of 1,4-dichlorobenzene using highly acidic alkali chloroaluminate melts

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11705-11708
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04910A, CommunicationJ. Messner, P. S. Schulz, N. Taccardi, Sven Kuhlmann, P. Wasserscheid
The isomerisation reaction of 1,4-dichlorobenzene leading to the thermodynamically favoured and technically desired 1,3-dichlorobenzene has been studied comparing highly acidic chloroaluminate melts with organic imidazolium and alkali metal ions.
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Rapid engineering of versatile molecular logic gates using heterologous genetic transcriptional modules

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11642-11644
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05264A, CommunicationBaojun Wang, Martin Buck
Versatile modular molecular logic gates are engineered in Escherichia coli bacteria that can sense and integrate multiple chemical molecules in customised digital logic manner.
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Stimuli-responsive cancer therapy based on nanoparticles

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11614-11630
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03984J, Feature ArticleJing Yu, Xin Chu, Yanglong Hou
Nanoparticle (NP)-based stimuli-sensitive cancer therapy, including pH-, reduction-sensitive NPs and light-, magnetic field-responsive NPs are reviewed.
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Block copolymer self-assembly controlled by the "green" gas stimulus of carbon dioxide

11 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11631-11641
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03412K, Feature ArticleQiang Yan, Yue Zhao
CO2 can act as a "green" stimulus to precisely tune the self-assembly of block copolymers.
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Solid phase chemical ligation employing a rink amide linker for the synthesis of histone H2B protein

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06499B, CommunicationMuhammad Jbara, Mallikanti Seenaiah, Ashraf Brik
A solid phase chemical ligation strategy employing native chemical ligation and a Rink-amide linker for protein synthesis.
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Formal synthesis of kingianin A based upon a novel electrochemically-induced radical cation Diels-Alder reaction

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05906A, CommunicationJonathan C. Moore, E. Stephen Davies, Darren A. Walsh, Pallavi Sharma, John E. Moses
The application of electrochemical reactions in natural product synthesis has burgeoned in recent years. We herein report a formal synthesis of the complex and dimeric natural product kingianin A, which employs an electrochemically-mediated radical cation Diels-Alder cycloaddition as the key step.
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Dinuclear osmium(II) probes for high-resolution visualisation of cellular DNA structure using electron microscopy

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05547K, CommunicationAshley Wragg, Martin R. Gill, Christopher J. Hill, Xiaodi Su, Anthony J. H. M. Meijer, Carl Smythe, Jim A. Thomas
Dinuclear osmium(II) complexes are excellent easy-to-handle probes for transmission electron microscopy, facilitating high-resolution intracellular imaging of sub-nuclear structures.
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Luminescent terbium-containing metal-organic framework films: new approaches for the electrochemical synthesis and application as detectors for explosives

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05742B, CommunicationNicolo Campagnol, Ernesto Rezende Souza, Dirk E. De Vos, Koen Binnemans, Jan Fransaer
The flexibility of the electrochemical synthesis of MOFs is illustrated by the preparation of well-adhering layers of luminescent MOFs on electrically conductive solid substrates.
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Metal coordination, and metal-ligand redox non-innocence, modulates allosteric C-N bond homolysis in an N-benzyl tetrazine

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06235C, CommunicationCooper W. Johnston, Travis R. Schwantje, Michael J. Ferguson, Robert McDonald, Robin G. Hicks
Coordination of a ruthenium fragment to an N-benzyl tetrazine ligand reduces the (already weak) C-N bond strength by 16 kcal mol-1.
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An NIR-responsive and sugar-targeted polypeptide composite nanomedicine for intracellular cancer therapy

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05983B, CommunicationGang Liu, Linzhu Zhou, Yue Su, Chang-Ming Dong
The UCNP-loaded polypeptide composite nanoparticles that present fast NIR-sensitivity and tunable sugar-targeting properties are fabricated, opening a new avenue for on-demand and targeted cancer therapy.
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Enantioselective iodolactonization of allenoic acids

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05414H, CommunicationKenichi Murai, Nozomi Shimizu, Hiromichi Fujioka
An enantioselective iodolactonization reaction of allenoic acids has been developed using a trisimidazoline catalyst and I2.
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Selective phosphanyl complex trapping using TEMPO. Synthesis and reactivity of P-functional P-nitroxyl phosphane complexes

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06084A, CommunicationVitaly Nesterov, Zheng-Wang Qu, Gregor Schnakenburg, Stefan Grimme, Rainer Streubel
From phosphanyl to phosphanoxyl complexes: in situ reactions of phosphanyl complexes with TEMPO led to corresponding P-nitroxyl phosphane complexes, which thermally form transient phosphanoxyl complexes, the transition-metal stabilized P-analogues of nitroxyl radicals.
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In situ monitoring and optimization of room temperature ultra-fast sensitization for dye-sensitized solar cells

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05766J, CommunicationMatthew L. Davies, Trystan M. Watson, Peter J. Holliman, Arthur Connell, David A. Worsley
We describe extremely fast dyeing of TiO2 photo-electrodes for DSCs (<2 min) at room temperature giving [small eta] = 7.5%.
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Facile construction of three contiguous stereogenic centers via dynamic kinetic resolution in asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of quinolines

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06060A, CommunicationMu-Wang Chen, Xian-Feng Cai, Zhang-Pei Chen, Lei Shi, Yong-Gui Zhou
An efficient and facile route to chiral tetrahydroquinolines with three contiguous stereogenic centers via a dynamic kinetic resolution process has been successfully developed by using chiral phosphoric acid as catalyst and Hantzsch ester as the hydrogen source with up to 89% ee.
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Visual electrochemiluminescence detection of telomerase activity based on multifunctional Au nanoparticles modified with G-quadruplex deoxyribozyme and luminol

9 September, 2014 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06302C, CommunicationHuai-Rong Zhang, Yin-Zhu Wang, Mei-Sheng Wu, Qiu-Mei Feng, Hai-Wei Shi, Hong-Yuan Chen, Jing-Juan Xu
Visual ECL telomerase activity analysis is achieved on a microarray chip with multifunctional Au nanoparticles as double-catalytic amplification labels.
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