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A logic gate-based fluorescent sensor for detecting H2S and NO in aqueous media and inside live cells

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4414-4416
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09737H, CommunicationPeisheng Zhang, Jun Li, Bowen Li, Jiangsheng Xu, Fang Zeng, Jun Lv, Shuizhu Wu
A single fluorescent probe herein can sensitively and selectively detect H2S and NO in solution and in cells by using a logic gate approach.
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Facile synthesis of mono- and bis-methylated Fmoc-Dap, -Dab and -Orn amino acids

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4496-4498
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09780G, CommunicationFredrik Lindahl, Huy N. Hoang, David P. Fairlie, Matthew A. Cooper
A facile selective synthesis of mono and bis methylated Fmoc-Dap, -Dab and -Orn amino acids in a one-pot process.
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Fabrication of high-quality amorphous silicon film from cyclopentasilane by vapor deposition between two parallel substrates

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4417-4420
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09026H, CommunicationZhongrong Shen, Takashi Masuda, Hideyuki Takagishi, Keisuke Ohdaira, Tatsuya Shimoda
Cyclopentasilane converts into amorphous silicon film between two parallel substrates under atmospheric pressure by thermal decomposition at 350-400 [degree]C, which combines the advantages of high throughput with cost reduction and high quality film formation.
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A high-performance nanoporous Si/Al2O3 foam lithium-ion battery anode fabricated by selective chemical etching of the Al-Si alloy and subsequent thermal oxidation

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4429-4432
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09956G, CommunicationGaeun Hwang, Hyungmin Park, Taesoo Bok, Sinho Choi, Sungjun Lee, Inchan Hwang, Nam-Soon Choi, Kwanyong Seo, Soojin Park
We demonstrate a simple synthetic process of Si/Al2O3 foam particles by chemical etching and thermal oxidation.
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Cu2+ induced formation of Au44(SC2H4Ph)32 and its high catalytic activity for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol at low temperature

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4433-4436
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08830A, CommunicationMan-Bo Li, Shi-Kai Tian, Zhikun Wu, Rongchao Jin
A novel nanocluster Au44(SC2H4Ph)32 exhibiting high catalytic activity at low-temperature was synthesized by an oxidation-decomposition-recombination (ODR) process.
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Coordination-driven self-assembly of an iridium-cornered prismatic cage and encapsulation of three heteroguests in its large cavity

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4492-4495
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09494H, CommunicationNem Singh, Jae-Ho Jo, Young Ho Song, Hyunuk Kim, Dongwook Kim, Myoung Soo Lah, Ki-Whan Chi
An iridium-cornered nanometer-sized prismatic cage has been synthesized and characterized which allows three planar heteroguest molecules inside its cavity.
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Efficient direct 2,2,2-trifluoroethylation of indoles via C-H functionalization

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4488-4491
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00519A, CommunicationGergely L. Tolnai, Anna Szekely, Zita Mako, Tamas Gati, Janos Daru, Tamas Bihari, Andras Stirling, Zoltan Novak
Metal free direct trifluoroethylation of unprotected indoles at position 3 via C-H functionalization is presented: straightforward synthesis and DFT studies.
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Thermodynamics of cellulose dissolution in an imidazolium acetate ionic liquid

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4485-4487
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10249E, CommunicationJ.-M. Andanson, A. A. H. Padua, M. F. Costa Gomes
Microcrystalline cellulose dissolves exothermally in acetate-based ionic liquids hence its solubility is thermodynamically less favored at higher temperatures.
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Palladium(II)-catalysed ortho-arylation of N-benzylpiperidines

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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

1 March, 2015 - 23:17

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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