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Synthesis and electrocatalytic performance of atomically ordered nickel carbide (Ni3C) nanoparticles

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6451-6453
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01336K, CommunicationNor A. Fadil, Govindachetty Saravanan, Gubbala V. Ramesh, Futoshi Matsumoto, Hideki Yoshikawa, Shigenori Ueda, Toyokazu Tanabe, Toru Hara, Shinsuke Ishihara, Hideyuki Murakami, Katsuhiko Ariga, Hideki Abe
The smallest Ni3C Nps ever produced exhibited a catalytic activity superior to that of Ni Nps in the electrooxidation of NaBH4.
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Rhodium(III)-catalyzed C2-selective carbenoid functionalization and subsequent C7-alkenylation of indoles

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6483-6486
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01593B, CommunicationJingjing Shi, Yunnan Yan, Qiu Li, H. Eric Xu, Wei Yi
A mild, efficient and versatile method for Rh(III)-catalyzed C2-selective carbenoid functionalization and subsequent C7-alkenylation of indoles has been developed.
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An unexpected role of the monodentate ligand in photocatalytic hydrogen production of the pentadentate ligand-based cobalt complexes

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6520-6522
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01471E, CommunicationJingfan Xie, Qianxiong Zhou, Chao Li, Weibo Wang, Yuanjun Hou, Baowen Zhang, Xuesong Wang
The leave of one pyridyl anchor of the pentadentate ligand rather than the monodentate ligand from the inner octahedral coordination sphere of Co centre upon protonation makes the resulting Co(III) hydride more active in catalyzing proton reduction.
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EBNA1-specific luminescent small molecules for the imaging and inhibition of latent EBV-infected tumor cells

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6517-6519
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01589D, CommunicationLijun Jiang, Yin-Lai Lui, Hongguang Li, Chi-Fai Chan, Rongfeng Lan, Wai-Lun Chan, Terrence Chi-Kong Lau, George Sai-Wah Tsao, Nak-Ki Mak, Ka-Leung Wong
An EBNA1-specific small molecule (JLP2) has been synthesized and shown selective binding and inhibition of EBNA1 in vitro as potential anticancer agent.
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A switchable peptide sensor for real-time lysosomal tracking

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6443-6446
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00670D, CommunicationLei Chen, Junchen Wu, Carsten Schmuck, He Tian
A bis-spiropyran functionalized peptide 1, which exhibits good cell-permeability, biocompatibility and low cytotoxicity, has been developed for lysosomal tracking.
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A proton-conducting lanthanide metal-organic framework integrated with a dielectric anomaly and second-order nonlinear optical effect

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6513-6516
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00458B, CommunicationXiaoqiang Liang, Feng Zhang, Haixia Zhao, Wei Ye, Lasheng Long, Guangshan Zhu
A multifunctional metal-organic framework, {[Gd4(R-ttpc)2(R-Httpc)2(HCOO)2(H2O)8][middle dot]4H2O}n [JUC-125, R-H3ttpc = (3R,3[prime or minute]R,3[prime or minute][prime or minute]R)-1,1[prime or minute],1[prime or minute][prime or minute]-(1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyl)-tripiperidine-3-carboxylic acid], shows proton conduction, dielectric anomalous behaviour and a second-order NLO effect.
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TACN-based oligomers with aromatic backbones for efficient nucleic acid delivery

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6454-6457
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01210K, CommunicationWen-Jing Yi, Xing-Chi Yu, Bing Wang, Ji Zhang, Qing-Ying Yu, Xue-Dong Zhou, Xiao-Qi Yu
Oligomers with an aromatic backbone showed highly improved gene transfection efficiency compared to 25 kDa PEI.
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Size-controlled synthesis of hierarchical nanoporous iron based fluorides and their high performances in rechargeable lithium ion batteries

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6487-6490
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01762E, CommunicationYan Lu, Zhao-yin Wen, Jun Jin, Xiang-wei Wu, Kun Rui
High-performance nanostructured iron fluorides with controllable sizes were successfully synthesized using oleylamine as a size tuning agent for the first time.
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Three-dimensional NiFe layered double hydroxide film for high-efficiency oxygen evolution reaction

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6479-6482
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01625D, CommunicationZhiyi Lu, Wenwen Xu, Wei Zhu, Qiu Yang, Xiaodong Lei, Junfeng Liu, Yaping Li, Xiaoming Sun, Xue Duan
A 3D architecture of NiFe-LDH has been found to be very active for electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction.
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The rational design of a highly sensitive and selective fluorogenic probe for detecting nitric oxide

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6475-6478
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01142B, CommunicationSufang Ma, De-Cai Fang, Baoming Ning, Minfeng Li, Lan He, Bing Gong
A small-molecule fluorogenic probe for nitric oxide (NO) detection based on a new switching mechanism is developed via a rational design.
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Entrapment into charge transfer complexes for resonant Raman scattering enhancement

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6468-6470
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01550A, CommunicationA. Sidorov, O. Vashkinskaya, A. Grigorieva, T. Shekhovtsova, I. Veselova, E. Goodilin
This communication suggests a new approach expanding the range of important analytes becoming available for Raman scattering enhancement due to entrapping them into charge-transfer complexes immobilized onto nanostructured substrates.
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A simple visual and highly selective colorimetric detection of Hg2+ based on gold nanoparticles modified by 8-hydroxyquinolines and oxalates

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6447-6450
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00069B, CommunicationYuexia Gao, Xing Li, Yonglong Li, Tianhua Li, Yayun Zhao, Aiguo Wu
AuNPs modified by 8-hydroxyquinolines and oxalates were suitable for highly selective, sensitive, rapid and convenient detection of Hg2+ ions in the real environmental water samples with a low detection limit of 4.0 [times] 10-7 M by the naked eyes.
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tert-Butyl peroxybenzoate (TBPB)-mediated 2-isocyanobiaryl insertion with 1,4-dioxane: efficient synthesis of 6-alkyl phenanthridines via C(sp3)-H/C(sp2)-H bond functionalization

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6439-6442
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00743C, CommunicationJia-Jia Cao, Tong-Hao Zhu, Shun-Yi Wang, Zheng-Yang Gu, Xiang Wang, Shun-Jun Ji
An efficient method for the construction of 6-alkyl phenanthridines by tert-butyl peroxybenzoate (TBPB)-mediated 2-isocyanobiaryl insertion with 1,4-dioxane was established.
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Advances in the molecular design of potential anticancer agents via targeting of human telomeric DNA

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6422-6438
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00611A, Feature ArticleBasudeb Maji, Santanu Bhattacharya
Telomerase is an attractive drug target to develop new generation drugs against cancer.
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Catalytic hydroxylation of benzene and toluene by an iron complex bearing a chelating di-pyridyl-di-NHC ligand

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02178A, CommunicationAndreas Raba, Mirza Cokoja, Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Fritz E. Kuhn
An iron NHC catalysed aromatic ring hydroxylation of benzene and toluene is reported.
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A new cosensitization method using the Lewis acid sites of a TiO2 photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cells

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6398-6401
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49461F, CommunicationNaoyuki Shibayama, Hironobu Ozawa, Masahiro Abe, Yousuke Ooyama, Hironori Arakawa
Dye-sensitized solar cells co-sensitized with black dye and a pyridine-anchor dye showing site-selective adsorption behaviour at the TiO2 surface have been prepared for the first time to reduce competitive adsorption.
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Synthesis of Au@ZIF-8 single- or multi-core-shell structures for photocatalysis

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02818J, CommunicationLiyong Chen, Yan Peng, Hong Wang, Zhizhi Gu, Chunying Duan
We explored the use of PVP-Au NPs as nucleation seeds for zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) to selectively synthesize Au@ZIF-8 single- or multi-core-shell structures by epitaxial growth or coalescence of nuclei.
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A colorimetric agarose gel for formaldehyde measurement based on nanotechnology involving Tollens reaction

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00914B, CommunicationJing-bin Zeng, Shi-guang Fan, Cui-ying Zhao, Qian-ru Wang, Ting-yao Zhou, Xi Chen, Zi-feng Yan, Yan-peng Li, Wei Xing, Xu-dong Wang
By introducing gold nanoparticles, the classic Tollens reaction was re-explored for the colorimetric measurement of formaldehyde.
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Vernier assembly: controlling DNA polymerization via length mismatching

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6361-6363
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01608D, CommunicationXiang Li, Chenhui Hao, Cheng Tian, Pengfei Wang, Chengde Mao
Inspired by the principle of the Vernier scale, length mismatching was used to control the lengths of supramolecular DNA polymers.
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Iridium-catalysed borylation of sterically hindered C(sp3)-H bonds: remarkable rate acceleration by a catalytic amount of potassium tert-butoxide

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6333-6336
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01262C, CommunicationToshimichi Ohmura, Takeru Torigoe, Michinori Suginome
The C(sp3)-H bonds located at the methyl groups of an isopropyl group efficiently participate in iridium-catalysed C-H borylation.
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