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Spray pyrolysis of CZTS nanoplatelets

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11366-11369
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05162A, CommunicationS. Exarhos, K. N. Bozhilov, L. Mangolini
CZTS nanoplatelets have been grown using spray pyrolysis of a mixture of copper-, zinc- and tin-diethyldithiocarbamate as precursors.
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Bronze, silver and gold: functionalized group 11 organotin sulfide clusters

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11385-11388
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05666C, CommunicationJens P. Eu[German sz ligature}ner, Stefanie Dehnen
The synthesis, properties and reactivity of group 11 organotin sulfide clusters [(R1Sn)4(SnCl)2(MPPh3)2S8] (M = Cu, Ag), [(R3Sn)10Ag10S20], and [(R1,3Sn)2(AuPPh3)2S4] with covalently bound, carbonyl or hydrazine-terminated ligands R1 = CMe2CH2C(Me)O or R3 = CMe2CH2C(Me)NNH2 are reported.
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Isoselective ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide initiated by achiral heteroscorpionate zwitterionic zinc complexes

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11411-11414
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05033A, CommunicationZehuai Mou, Bo Liu, Meiyan Wang, Hongyan Xie, Ping Li, Lei Li, Shihui Li, Dongmei Cui
Achiral heteroscorpionate zinc complexes have been demonstrated as isoselective catalysts for the ring-opening polymerization of rac-lactide.
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Alkylation of benzene with carbon monoxide over Zn/H-ZSM-5 zeolite studied using in situ solid-state NMR spectroscopy

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11382-11384
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03621B, CommunicationXiumei Wang, Jun Xu, Guodong Qi, Chao Wang, Qiang Wang, Feng Deng
Alkylation of benzene with CO produces toluene over a Zn/H-ZSM-5 zeolite, in which CO provides the methyl group of toluene via a methoxy intermediate.
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Metal-free sp3 C-H functionalization: a novel approach for the syntheses of selenide ethers and thioesters from methyl arenes

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11374-11377
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04503C, CommunicationSatpal Singh Badsara, Yi-Chen Liu, Ping-An Hsieh, Jing-Wen Zeng, Shao-Yi Lu, Yi-Wei Liu, Chin-Fa Lee
A DTBP-promoted, operationally simple, metal-free and solvent-free formation of C-Se and C-S bonds through sp3 C-H functionalization of methyl arenes with diselenides and disulfides is described.
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Enantioselective N-alkylation of isatins and synthesis of chiral N-alkylated indoles

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11354-11357
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04586F, CommunicationXiaowei Dou, Weijun Yao, Chunhui Jiang, Yixin Lu
Asymmetric N-alkylations of isatins with enals were shown to be feasible via a prolinol-catalyzed iminium activation, and N-alkylated isatins and indoles were obtained in good yields and with excellent enantioselectivity.
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Integrating metalloporphycenes into p-type NiO-based dye-sensitized solar cells

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11339-11342
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04523H, CommunicationSebastian Feihl, Ruben D. Costa, Wolfgang Brenner, Johannes T. Margraf, Ruben Casillas, Oliver Langmar, Anne Browa, Tatyana E. Shubina, Timothy Clark, Norbert Jux, Dirk M. Guldi
In the current work, we have explored a novel synthetic route towards metalated porphycenes and their use in p-type NiO-based dye-sensitized solar cells.
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A photoinduced mixed-valence state in an organic bis-triarylamine mixed-valence compound with an iridium-metal-bridge

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11350-11353
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04885G, CommunicationC. Lambert, R. Wagener, J. H. Klein, G. Grelaud, M. Moos, A. Schmiedel, M. Holzapfel, T. Bruhn
A cyclometalated iridium complex serves as a bridge between two triarylamine donors in an organic mixed-valence compound that is produced by a photoinduced electron transfer process.
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The phosphaethynolate anion reacts with unsaturated bonds: DFT investigations into [2+2], [3+2] and [4+2] cycloadditions

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11347-11349
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04610B, CommunicationLiu Liu, Jun Zhu, Yufen Zhao
Density functional theory calculations were carried out to investigate the [2+2], [3+2] and [4+2] cycloadditions of the phosphaethynolate anion.
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On the origin of the high capacitance of nitrogen-containing carbon nanotubes in acidic and alkaline electrolytes

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11343-11346
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04876H, CommunicationO. Ornelas, J. M. Sieben, R. Ruiz-Rosas, E. Morallon, D. Cazorla-Amoros, J. Geng, N. Soin, E. Siores, B. F. G. Johnson
The preparation of nitrogenated carbon nanotubes (N-CNT) using pyridine as a carbon precursor resulted in an eight-times increase in gravimetric capacitance.
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COSAN as a molecular imaging platform: synthesis and "in vivo" imaging

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11415-11417
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05058D, CommunicationKiran B. Gona, Adnana Zaulet, Vanessa Gomez-Vallejo, Francesc Teixidor, Jordi Llop, Clara Vinas
The unprecedented radiolabelling of [Co(8-I-C2B9H10)(C2B9H11)]- with 124I and 125I: short cutting the pathway from bench to bed for boron carrier drugs.
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DNA sequence-dependent photoluminescence enhancement in a cationic conjugated polyelectrolyte

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11311-11313
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03417A, CommunicationZhongwei Liu, Hsing-Lin Wang, Mircea Cotlet
A cationic conjugated polyelectrolyte complexed with single stranded DNA experiences sequence dependent photoluminescence enhancement.
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Synthesis of tetraphenylethylene pillar[6]arenes and the selective fast quenching of their AIE fluorescence by TNT

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11407-11410
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05189K, CommunicationJin-Hua Wang, Hai-Tao Feng, Yan-Song Zheng
AIE fluorescence of tetraphenylethylene pillar[6]arenes could be selectively quenched by TNT, which could be used to detect TNT in air.
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Size tunable synthesis of solution processable diamond nanocrystals

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11307-11310
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01899K, CommunicationManik Mandal, Fadi Haso, Tianbo Liu, Yingwei Fei, Kai Landskron
Size tunable synthesis of solution processable diamond nanocrystals is reported.
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In situ generation of redox active peptides driven by selenoester mediated native chemical ligation

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11397-11400
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03835E, CommunicationDnyaneshwar B. Rasale, Indrajit Maity, Apurba K. Das
Redox active peptides synthesized via selenoester mediated native chemical ligation with a propensity to self-assemble in aqueous medium. A gel-sol transition of self-assembled peptide in a reducing environment makes it a versatile candidate for the development of functional biomaterials.
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Covalent linking of quantum dots to polymer for inorganic-inorganic luminescence films via layer-by-layer assembly with clay

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11370-11373
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04838E, CommunicationWenjuan Zhou, Weijiang Guan, Chao Lu
Polyamine modified-QDs by covalent bonds were incorporated into MMT nanosheets to obtain inorganic-inorganic luminescence films.
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Fabrication of solid strong bases with a molecular-level dispersion of lithium sites and high basic catalytic activity

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11299-11302
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04074K, CommunicationLin-Bing Sun, Jie Shen, Feng Lu, Xiao-Dan Liu, Li Zhu, Xiao-Qin Liu
Cyclodextrin-supported lithium prepared at room temperature exhibits a molecular-level dispersion of basic sites and high activity in transesterification reactions.
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Towards environmentally benign approaches for the synthesis of CZTSSe nanocrystals by a hot injection method: a status review

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11258-11273
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03176H, Feature ArticleUma Ghorpade, Mahesh Suryawanshi, Seung Wook Shin, Kishor Gurav, Pramod Patil, Sambhaji Pawar, Chang Woo Hong, Jin Hyeok Kim, Sanjay Kolekar
With the earth's abundance of kesterite, recent progress in chalcogenide based Cu2ZnSn(Sx,Se1-x)4 (CZTSSe) thin films has drawn prime attention in thin film solar cell (TFSC) research and development.
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Noncovalent interaction-assisted polymeric micelles for controlled drug delivery

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11274-11290
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03153A, Feature ArticleJianxun Ding, Linghui Chen, Chunsheng Xiao, Li Chen, Xiuli Zhuang, Xuesi Chen
Various individual or synergistic noncovalent interactions were employed to mediate polymeric micelles for controlled drug delivery.
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Shear induced fabrication of intertwined single walled carbon nanotube rings

1 September, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11295-11298
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03126A, CommunicationKasturi Vimalanathan, Xianjue Chen, Colin L. Raston
Stable nanorings of SWCNTs devoid of surfactants are accessible by combining liquid-liquid interfacial tension and mechanoenergy within an energy efficient thin film microfluidic vortex fluidic device (VFD).
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