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Self-assembly and applications of poly(glycidyl methacrylate)s and their derivatives

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13201-13215
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03036B, Feature ArticleQing-Lan Li, Wen-Xing Gu, Hui Gao, Ying-Wei Yang
Poly(glycidyl methacrylate)s self-assembled to form micelles, capsules, hybrid materials and nanoparticles, showing applications in drug and gene vectors, solubilizing agents, etc.
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Reversible activation of pH-sensitive cell penetrating peptides attached to gold surfaces

7 October, 2014 - 10:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07278B, CommunicationJoe E. Baio, Denise Schach, Adrian Fuchs, Christoph Bubeck, Lars Schmuser, Nils Billecke, Katharina Landfester, Mischa Bonn, Michael Bruns, Clemens Kilian Weiss, Tobias Weidner
pH-sensitive viral fusion proteins mimics are widely touted as a promising route towards site-specific delivery of therapeutic compounds across lipid membranes. Here, we demonstrate that a fusion protein mimic, designed...
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Selective sulfonylation and diazotization of indoles

7 October, 2014 - 10:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06795A, CommunicationJiang-Kai Qiu, Shu-Jiang Tu, Wen-Juan Hao, De-Cai Wang, Ping Wei, Jun Sun, Bo Jiang
A metal-free synthesis of bifunctionalized indole derivatives was developed through a novel TBHP/TBAI-mediated oxidative coupling of C2,C3-unsubstituted indoles with arylsulfonyl hydrazide. With C3-methyl substituted indoles the reaction underwent diazotization process,...
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Rutile TiO2 Nanowires Perovskite Solar Cells

7 October, 2014 - 10:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07367C, CommunicationQinglong Jiang, Xia Sheng, Yingxuan Li, Xinjian Feng, Tao Xu
Different lengths of single crystal rutile TiO2 nanowires (NW) with wide-open space for effective material filling were used as photoanodes for perovskite solar cells. Cells with 900 nm nanowires as...
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A highly efficient dual catalysis approach for C-glycosylation: addition of (o-azaaryl)carboxaldehyde to glycals

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13391-13393
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06111J, CommunicationYaguang Bai, Wei Lin Leng, Yongxin Li, Xue-Wei Liu
Dual catalysis by concurrent activation of glycals and (O-azaaryl)-carboxaldehydes using palladium and N-heterocyclic carbene has been developed. This activation through the formation of the Breslow intermediate and a [small pi]-allyl Pd complex is a novel and efficient approach to yield C-glycosides with yields up to 85%.
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Nanochannel-based electrochemical assay for transglutaminase activity

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13356-13358
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05083E, CommunicationInigo Fernandez, Alfredo Sanchez, Paula Diez, Paloma Martinez-Ruiz, Prospero Di Pierro, Raffaele Porta, Reynaldo Villalonga, Jose M. Pingarron
A novel nanochannel-based electrochemical approach to determine transglutaminase activity by using mesoporous silica thin film-coated electrodes.
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A trio of nanoswitches in redox-potential controlled communication

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13254-13257
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05773B, CommunicationSusnata Pramanik, Soumen De, Michael Schmittel
A potential-controlled two-step bidirectional communication protocol between three nanoswitches is set up, in which ligand followed by metal-ion oxidation drives two subsequent metal ion translocations changing the switching state at each switch.
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Tunable self-assembly properties of amphiphilic phosphole alkynylgold(I) complexes through variation of the extent of the aromatic [small pi]-surface at the alkynyl moieties

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13272-13274
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05247A, CommunicationEugene Yau-Hin Hong, Hok-Lai Wong, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam
A new class of amphiphilic phosphole alkynylgold(I) complexes was synthesized and was demonstrated to display sheet-like nanostructures in aqueous DMSO solution.
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MNAzymes provide a universal mechanism for triggering DNAzyme synthesis cascades

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13243-13246
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05919K, CommunicationSimon M. Bone, Alison V. Todd
Herein we utilize target-specific MNAzymes to activate novel, universal primer molecules and trigger DNAzyme signal amplification cascades.
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Boron-doped manganese dioxide for supercapacitors

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13349-13352
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05457A, CommunicationHong Zhong Chi, Yuwei Li, Yingxu Xin, Haiying Qin
Boron doping was a very promising way to improve and modify the morphology characteristics with significant enhancement of electrochemical performance.
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Efficient delivery of siRNAs by a photothermal approach using plant flavonoid-inspired gold nanoshells

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13388-13390
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07155G, CommunicationEun Hye Jeong, Ji Hyun Ryu, Hansaem Jeong, Bora Jang, Ho Yeon Lee, Seonki Hong, Haeshin Lee, Hyukjin Lee
Plant flavonoid-inspired polymer gold nanoshell (PGN) formation and NIR laser triggered siRNA delivery using PGN-siRNA conjugates.
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On the interaction of copper(II) with disulfiram

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13334-13337
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04767B, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.David J. Lewis, Parikshit Deshmukh, Aleksander A. Tedstone, Floriana Tuna, Paul O'Brien
The interaction of copper(II) ions with disulfiram, potentially important for new anticancer treatments, is explored under steady-state and kinetic conditions using a multi-spectroscopic approach which could lead to a deeper understanding of the mechanism of the reaction and may have implications for in vitro cytotoxicity studies.
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A dual amplification strategy for DNA detection combining bio-barcode assay and metal-enhanced fluorescence modality

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13373-13376
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05554C, CommunicationZhenpeng Zhou, Tian Li, Hongduan Huang, Yang Chen, Feng Liu, Chengzhi Huang, Na Li
A one-step design for DNA detection combining bio-barcode assay and metal-enhanced fluorescence modality.
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A biferrocenium salt containing paramagnetic tetracyanoquinodimethane hexamers: charge disproportionation via donor-acceptor interactions

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13370-13372
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06888B, CommunicationTomoyuki Mochida, Yusuke Funasako, Kazuyuki Takahashi, Makoto Inokuchi, Takahiro Sakurai, Shohei Ikeda, Hitoshi Ohta, Hatsumi Mori, Mikio Uruichi
[Dineopentyl-biferrocene]2[Cl1TCNQ]7, which has a high donor-acceptor ratio of 2 : 7, contains a linear paramagnetic hexamer of Cl1TCNQ.
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Mesoporous single-crystalline V2O5 nanorods assembled into hollow microspheres as cathode materials for high-rate and long-life lithium-ion batteries

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13362-13365
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06733A, CommunicationQi Yue, Hao Jiang, Yanjie Hu, Guiqi Jia, Chunzhong Li
We demonstrate the synthesis of mesoporous single-crystalline V2O5 nanorods assembled into novel hollow microspheres, which show much improved capacity retention and long cycle life at various rates.
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Formation of persulphate from sodium sulphite and molecular oxygen catalysed by H5PV2Mo10O40 - aerobic epoxidation and hydrolysis

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13247-13249
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06304J, CommunicationAmir Rubinstein, Raanan Carmeli, Ronny Neumann
Electron transfer from sulphite to H5PV2Mo10O40 initiates catalytic aerobic epoxidation of alkenes.
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Unprecedented formation of polycyclic diazadiborepine derivatives through cage deboronation of m-carborane

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13239-13242
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06261B, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Nicole Harmgarth, Cristian G. Hrib, Volker Lorenz, Liane Hilfert, Frank T. Edelmann
An unprecedented deboronation reaction of an icosahedral carborane is reported, in which a BH group is detached from the cage and incorporated into a nido-carborane-anellated diazadiborepine ring.
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Photoinduced charge separation in ordered self-assemblies of perylenediimide-graphene oxide hybrid layers

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13359-13361
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05694A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mustafa Supur, Kei Ohkubo, Shunichi Fukuzumi
Photoinduced charge separation in well-ordered self-assemblies of perylenediimide-graphene oxide (TAIPDI-GO) hybrid layers is reported.
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Multiple CHO interactions involving glycol chains as driving force for the self-assembly of amphiphilic Pd(II) complexes

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13366-13369
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06152G, CommunicationChristina Rest, Anja Martin, Vladimir Stepanenko, Naveen Kumar Allampally, David Schmidt, Gustavo Fernandez
Cooperative inter- and intrastrand CHO interactions between tryethylene glycol chains are the driving force for the self-assembly of amphiphilic Pd(II) complexes in polar media.
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Experimental and theoretical evidence that electrostatics governs easy-axis orientation in DyIII-based molecular chains

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13346-13348
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05062B, CommunicationJulie Jung, Francois Le Natur, Olivier Cador, Fabrice Pointillart, Guillaume Calvez, Carole Daiguebonne, Olivier Guillou, Thierry Guizouarn, Boris Le Guennic, Kevin Bernot
Magnetic slow relaxation is observed in a DyIII-based molecular chain and the magnetic easy-axis is determined via single-crystal magnetometry and ab initio calculations.
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