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The spin state of a molecular adsorbate driven by the ferroelectric substrate polarization

6 February, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2255-2257
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46892E, CommunicationXin Zhang, Tatiana Palamarciuc, Jean-Francois Letard, Patrick Rosa, Eduardo Vega Lozada, Fernand Torres, Luis G. Rosa, Bernard Doudin, Peter A. Dowben
The schematic changes in the unoccupied electronic structure with spin state, mediated by ferroelectric substrate polarization.
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High mitochondrial accumulation of new gadolinium(III) agents within tumour cells

6 February, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2252-2254
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46903D, CommunicationDaniel E. Morrison, Jade B. Aitken, Martin D. de Jonge, Joseph A. Ioppolo, Hugh H. Harris, Louis M. Rendina
The first tumour-cell selective mitochondrial agents containing GdIII which can deliver greater than 1010 Gd atoms per tumour cell are reported.
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Iron(III) sulfate: a stable, cost effective electrode material for sodium ion batteries

6 February, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2249-2251
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47557C, CommunicationChad W. Mason, Irina Gocheva, Harry E. Hoster, Denis Y. W. Yu
NASICON iron(III) sulfate has been demonstrated as a cost-effective sodium intercalation host, offering stable 3.2 V performance for hundreds of cycles.
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Discovering the pivotal role of carbonate in the formation of a bis-phenolate supported Co15 cluster

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2202-2204
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00167B, CommunicationRoss McLellan, Julien Reze, Stephanie M. Taylor, Ruaraidh D. McIntosh, Euan K. Brechin, Scott J. Dalgarno
The synthesis of a Co15 cluster is dependent on the in situ formation of CO32- and bis-phenolate ligands mimicking tetrahomodioxacalix[4]arene.
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Trigonal bipyramidal 5d-4f molecules with SMM behavior

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2177-2179
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49124B, CommunicationMohamed R. Saber, Kim R. Dunbar
A family of trigonal bipyramidal (TBP) 5d-4f cyanide bridged aggregates have been synthesized that exhibit slow relaxation of the magnetization below 4 K as indicated by a signal in the out-of-phase ac susceptibility data under zero field.
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Catalytic asymmetric [3+2] cycloaddition of aromatic aldehydes with oxiranes by C-C bond cleavage of epoxides: highly efficient synthesis of chiral 1,3-dioxolanes

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2161-2163
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48606K, CommunicationWeiliang Chen, Lili Lin, Yunfei Cai, Yong Xia, Weidi Cao, Xiaohua Liu, Xiaoming Feng
A novel and efficient N,N[prime or minute]-dioxide-Gd(III) complex was developed for the highly diastereo- and enantioselective [3+2] cycloaddition of aryl oxiranyl diketones and aldehydes via C-C bond cleavage of oxiranes.
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Unique reactivity in Pt/CNT catalyzed hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2142-2144
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48027E, CommunicationWenyao Chen, Jian Ji, Xuezhi Duan, Gang Qian, Ping Li, Xinggui Zhou, De Chen, Weikang Yuan
The electron-deficient defects on CNT surfaces remarkably enhance the Pt catalytic activity in AB hydrolysis.
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Facile fabrication of crack-free large-area 2D WO3 inverse opal films by a 'dynamic hard-template' strategy on ITO substrates

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2184-2186
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48558G, CommunicationHua Li, Jolaine Theriault, Bruno Rousselle, Balaji Subramanian, Jacques Robichaud, Yahia Djaoued
A 'dynamic hard-template' infiltration strategy is developed to obtain crack-free large-area two dimensional WO3 inverse opal films on ITO substrates.
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Consistent changes in electronic states and photocatalytic activities of metal (Au, Pd, Pt)-modified TiO2 studied by far-ultraviolet spectroscopy

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2117-2119
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48446G, CommunicationIchiro Tanabe, Yukihiro Ozaki
TiO2 and TiO2 modified with metal (Pt, Pd, and Au) nanoparticles showed consistent changes in electronic states and photocatalytic activities.
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Acceptor-acceptor type isoindigo-based copolymers for high-performance n-channel field-effect transistors

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2180-2183
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48013E, CommunicationGyoungsik Kim, A-Reum Han, Hae Rang Lee, Junghoon Lee, Joon Hak Oh, Changduk Yang
Two acceptor-acceptor (A-A) type copolymers (PIIG-BT and PIIG-TPD) with backbones composed exclusively of electron-deficient units are designed and synthesized.
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A cyano-bridged single-chain magnet featuring alternate high- and low-spin manganese(III) porphyrins

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2120-2122
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48117D, CommunicationXi Chen, Shu-Qi Wu, Ai-Li Cui, Hui-Zhong Kou
A novel cyano-bridged linear Mn(III) complex with alternate high-spin [Mn(TPP)]+ and low-spin [Mn(TPP)(CN)2]- moieties displays intermetallic ferromagnetic interaction and single-chain magnetic behaviour.
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The liquid phase epitaxy approach for the successful construction of ultra-thin and defect-free ZIF-8 membranes: pure and mixed gas transport study

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2089-2092
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47495J, CommunicationOsama Shekhah, Raja Swaidan, Youssef Belmabkhout, Marike du Plessis, Tia Jacobs, Leonard J. Barbour, Ingo Pinnau, Mohamed Eddaoudi
Ultrathin, continuous and defect-free ZIF-8 membranes were constructed, through which the permeation of different gas pair systems was studied.
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H-bond and [small pi]-[small pi] stacking directed self-assembly of two-component supramolecular nanotubes: tuning length, diameter and wall thickness

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2096-2099
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48350A, CommunicationZhaocun Shen, Tianyu Wang, Minghua Liu
Co-assembly of a bolaamphiphile and melamine via different mechanisms could form supramolecular nanotubes with fine-tuned length, diameter and wall thickness.
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A one-pot septanoside formation and glycosylation of acyclic dithioacetals derived from 1,2-cyclopropanated sugars

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2218-2221
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49116A, CommunicationPatteti Venukumar, Chalapala Sudharani, Perali Ramu Sridhar
A one-pot septanoside formation and glycosylation of acyclic dithioacetals derived from 1,2-cyclopropanated sugars is reported.
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Double Smiles rearrangement of Passerini adducts towards benzoxazinones

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2214-2217
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49022J, CommunicationE. Martinand-Lurin, A. Dos Santos, L. El Kaim, L. Grimaud, P. Retailleau
A new straightforward access to benzoxazinones based on a three-component coupling is presented here.
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Efficient synthesis of narrowly dispersed hydrophilic and magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer microspheres with excellent molecular recognition ability in a real biological sample

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2208-2210
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49131E, CommunicationMan Zhao, Cong Zhang, Ying Zhang, Xianzhi Guo, Husheng Yan, Huiqi Zhang
A facile and highly efficient approach to obtain uniform hydrophilic and magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer microspheres with excellent molecular recognition ability in a real biological sample is described.
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Efficient synthesis of chiral cyclic acetals by metal and Bronsted acid co-catalyzed enantioselective four-component cascade reactions

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2196-2198
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49063G, CommunicationLin Qiu, Xin Guo, Chaoqun Ma, Huang Qiu, Shunying Liu, Liping Yang, Wenhao Hu
Four-component Mannich reactions subsequently followed by an intramolecular oxo-Michael addition were developed to efficiently produce chiral cyclic acetals with high diastereoselectivity and enantioselectivity.
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Palladium-catalyzed P(O)R2 directed C-H arylation to synthesize electron-rich polyaromatic monophosphorus ligands

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2193-2195
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49050E, CommunicationRong-Bin Hu, Heng Zhang, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Shang-Dong Yang
A novel pathway for the synthesis of polyaromatic monophosphorus ligands via the P(O)R2 directed palladium-catalyzed arylation of (diisopropylphosphoryl)biphenyl skeleton derivatives was discovered.
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Spontaneous transformation from micelles to vesicles associated with sequential conversions of comprising amphiphiles within assemblies

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2190-2192
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47786J, CommunicationKatsuto Takakura, Takahiro Yamamoto, Kensuke Kurihara, Taro Toyota, Kiyoshi Ohnuma, Tadashi Sugawara
Dodecylamine-migration associated with the formation of double-chained amphiphilic imine induces the morphological transformation from micelles to giant vesicles.
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Dramatic reduction in the activation barrier for dinitrogen splitting using amine-borane as a hydrogen carrier: insights from the DFT study

2 February, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,2187-2189
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48285E, CommunicationTanmay Malakar, Ankan Paul
Using DFT we predicted that the N[triple bond, length as m-dash]N bond can be cleaved at much lower temperature by employing a suitable amine-borane as a hydrogen carrier instead of direct H2.
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