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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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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 - 01:17

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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Synergistic combination therapy using a lipid shell-droplet core nanosphere with tunable thickness

1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11291-11294
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02717E, CommunicationChia-Wei Su, Ting-Hsi Fan, Wei-Ming Li, San-Yuan Chen
A combinational drug delivery carrier composed of an internal droplet core and a thickness-controllable shell was developed to co-deliver paclitaxel, doxorubicin and quantum dots simultaneously for acting on different biological signaling pathways synergistically and achieving in vitro fluorescence imaging, chemotherapeutic and oxidation therapy.
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Direct allylation of aromatic and [small alpha],[small beta]-unsaturated carboxamides under ruthenium catalysis

1 September, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11303-11306
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03354J, CommunicationMirim Kim, Satyasheel Sharma, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, Sangil Han, Jihye Park, Minyoung Kim, Youngmi Shin, Jong Hwan Kwak, Sang Hoon Han, In Su Kim
The ruthenium-catalyzed oxidative allylation of aromatic and [small alpha],[small beta]-unsaturated carboxamides with allylic carbonates is described.
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The use of the sterically demanding IPr* and related ligands in catalysis

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05289G, Feature ArticleFrederic Izquierdo, Simone Manzini, Steven P. Nolan
This account highlights the synthesis and applications of one of the very bulky NHC ligands, IPr* (1,3-bis(2,6-bis(diphenylmethyl)-4-methylphenyl)imidazo-2-ylidene).
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Hydrogenation of amides catalyzed by a combined catalytic system of a Ru complex with a zinc salt

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11211-11213
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04481A, CommunicationYusuke Kita, Takafumi Higuchi, Kazushi Mashima
Hydrogenation of unactivated amides has been achieved by using the combined catalytic system of a ruthenium catalyst with a zinc salt.
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Molecular crystals by design?

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11079-11082
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04972A, ViewpointEdward R. T. Tiekink
In this Viewpoint, the impact of the paper published by Gautam R. Desiraju and Angelo Gavezzotti (J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1989, 621) upon the development of Crystal Engineering, now recognised a key discipline in contemporary chemical/pharmaceutical/materials science, is discussed.
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Geometric and redox flexibility of pyridine as a redox-active ligand that can reversibly accept one or two electrons

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11114-11117
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05495D, CommunicationRichard A. Lewis, K. Cory MacLeod, Brandon Q. Mercado, Patrick L. Holland
A low-coordinate iron(I) species can reversibly reduce pyridine by one or two electrons, through changes in C-C bonding.
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Self-assembly of a tripeptide into a functional coating that resists fouling

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11154-11157
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03578J, CommunicationSibaprasad Maity, Sivan Nir, Tal Zada, Meital Reches
A short peptide (tripeptide) self-assembles into a supramolecular functional coating with antifouling activity. This coating can be useful in applications where the adsorption of proteins, bacteria and other organisms should be avoided.
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