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The photocathodic properties of a Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 wrapped CaFe2O4 layer on ITO coated quartz for water splitting

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6346-6348
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00985A, CommunicationXiaorong Cheng, Deliang Chen, Wen Dong, Fengang Zheng, Liang Fang, Mingrong Shen
An efficient photocathode was prepared through a ferroelectric Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 wrapped CaFe2O4 structure.
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Microstructured fiber@HZSM-5 core-shell catalysts with dramatic selectivity and stability improvement for the methanol-to-propylene process

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6343-6345
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49567A, CommunicationXiangyu Wang, Ming Wen, Chunzheng Wang, Jia Ding, Ying Sun, Ye Liu, Yong Lu
Dramatic selectivity and stability improvement of ZSM-5 zeolite for the methanol-to-propylene process has been achieved by a solely microstructured core-shell catalyst design.
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Chemically robust fluoroalkyl phthalocyanine-oligonucleotide bioconjugates and their GRP78 oncogene photocleavage activity

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6309-6311
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00703D, CommunicationPradeepkumar Patel, Hemantbhai H. Patel, Emily Borland, Sergiu M. Gorun, David Sabatino
The first representative of functionalized fluoroalkyl phthalocyanines, F48H7(COOH)PcZn, is reported.
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A high-performance alginate hydrogel binder for the Si/C anode of a Li-ion battery

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6386-6389
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00081A, CommunicationJie Liu, Qian Zhang, Zhan-Yu Wu, Jiao-Hong Wu, Jun-Tao Li, Ling Huang, Shi-Gang Sun
An alginate hydrogel binder is prepared through the cross linking effect of Na alginate with Ca2+ ions, which leads to a remarkable improvement in the electrochemical performance of the Si/C anode of a Li-ion battery.
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Electrochemical supercapacitors from conducting polyaniline-graphene platforms

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6298-6308
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01049C, Feature ArticleNanjundan Ashok Kumar, Jong-Beom Baek
Energy storage devices such as electrochemical supercapacitors, with high power and energy densities are required to address the colossal energy requirements against the backdrop of global warming and the looming energy crisis.
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A new reaction between common compounds: lead oxide reacts with formaldehyde

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6316-6318
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49239G, CommunicationShihui Zou, Juanjuan Liu, Hisayoshi Kobayashi, Xiurong Hu, Liping Xiao, Jie Fan
A new reaction between lead(II) oxide and formaldehyde aqueous solution was discovered to produce a new substance, PbCH2O2.
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Single-molecule dynamics of site-specific labeled transforming growth factor type II receptors on living cells

21 May, 2014 - 00:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02804J, CommunicationMing Cheng, Wei Zhang, Jinghe Yuan, Wangxi Luo, Nan Li, Shixian Lin, Yi Yang, Xiaohong Fang, Peng Chen
We achieved single-molecule imaging and tracking of the transforming growth factor type II receptor (T[small beta]RII) that was labeled by an organic dye via a genetically encoded unnatural amino acid (UAA)...
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Coupled chemical oscillators and emergent system properties

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00290C, Feature ArticleIrving R. Epstein
We review recent work on a variety of systems, from the nanometre to the centimetre scale, including microemulsions, microfluidic droplet arrays, gels and flow reactors, in which chemical oscillators interact to generate novel spatiotemporal patterns and/or mechanical motion.
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High-yield, regiospecific bis-functionalization of C70 using a Diels-Alder reaction in molten anthracene

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02472A, CommunicationVenkata S. Pavan K. Neti, Maira R. Ceron, A. Duarte-Ruiz, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alan L. Balch, Luis Echegoyen
A regiospecific bis-adduct of C70 with anthracene was prepared with unusually high yield (68%) by the Diels-Alder reaction in the absence of solvent (melt). The structure of the bis-adduct was an unexpected 12 o'clock isomer, as determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and spectroscopy.
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The first depleted heterojunction TiO2-MOF-based solar cell

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01978D, CommunicationAlexandr V. Vinogradov, Haldor Zaake-Hertling, Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Alexandr V. Agafonov, G. A. Seisenbaeva, V. G. Kessler, Vladimir V. Vinogradov
A single-step hydrothermal synthesis of a TiO2-Mil-125 composite was applied for the first time to produce a depleted perovskite/TiO2-MOF heterojunction solar cell with 6.4% power conversion efficiency.
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Ionic liquids for energy, materials, and medicine

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02021A, Feature ArticleM. Smiglak, J. M. Pringle, X. Lu, L. Han, S. Zhang, H. Gao, D. R. MacFarlane, R. D. Rogers
Current research trends in the field of ionic liquids show that research in this field is still aimed squarely at solving major societal issues.
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Membrane-mediated cascade reactions by enzyme-polymer proteinosomes

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6278-6280
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02256D, CommunicationXin Huang, Mei Li, Stephen Mann
Proteinosomes comprising a triad of enzyme-polymer amphiphilic building blocks capable of operating together as a multi-step membrane-mediated cascade system are prepared and characterized.
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Activation of a carbonyl compound by halogen bonding

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6281-6284
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03124E, CommunicationStefan H. Jungbauer, Sebastian M. Walter, Severin Schindler, Laxmidhar Rout, Florian Kniep, Stefan M. Huber
Using a prototypical Diels-Alder reaction as benchmark, we show that dicationic halogen-bond donors are capable of activating a neutral organic substrate.
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Intramolecular folding of triblock copolymers via quadrupole interactions between poly(styrene) and poly(pentafluorostyrene) blocks

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6225-6227
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01840K, CommunicationJie Lu, Niels ten Brummelhuis, Marcus Weck
The self-assembly of a synthetic triblock copolymer was used to mimic the [small beta]-hairpin formation.
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Tripodal molecules for the promotion of phosphoester hydrolysis

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6217-6220
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00333K, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Jennifer R. Hiscock, Mark R. Sambrook, Philippa B. Cranwell, Pat Watts, Jack C. Vincent, David J. Xuereb, Neil J. Wells, Robert Raja, Philip A. Gale
A series of low molecular weight tripodal amide/histidine-containing compounds have been synthesised and shown to increase the rate of bis-(p-nitrophenyl) phosphate (BNPP) and soman (GD) breakdown in buffered aqueous solution.
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Long-term stability for cobalt-based dye-sensitized solar cells obtained by electrolyte optimization

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6249-6251
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00698D, CommunicationJiajia Gao, Muthuraaman Bhagavathi Achari, Lars Kloo
A significant improvement in the long-term stability for cobalt-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) under light-soaking conditions has been achieved by optimization of the composition of tris(2,2[prime or minute]-bipyridine) Co(II)/Co(III) electrolytes.
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Binary role of an ylide in formation of a terminal methylidene complex of niobium

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6267-6269
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01404A, CommunicationKeith Searles, Karlijn Keijzer, Chun-Hsing Chen, Mu-Hyun Baik, Daniel J. Mindiola
The methylidene complex can be prepared readily in high yield from the reaction of [(Ar[prime or minute]O)2Nb(CH3)2Cl] (Ar[prime or minute] = (2,6-CHPh2)2-4-tBu-C6H2) and two equivalents of H2CPPh3. The nucleophilic methylidene of [(Ar[prime or minute]O)2Nb[double bond, length as m-dash]CH2(CH3)(H2CPPh3)] can undergo Wittig-like or protonation chemistry to form structurally similar molecules.
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The rapid detection of microRNA based on p19-enhanced fluorescence polarization

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6236-6239
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00705K, CommunicationYuan-Chen He, Bin-Cheng Yin, Lihua Jiang, Bang-Ce Ye
Via a molecular caliper p19 protein, we have developed an amplified fluorescence polarization method for rapid microRNA detection.
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Catalytic [3 + 2] annulation of ketimines with alkynes via C-H activation by a cationic iridium(cod) complex

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6274-6277
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01874E, CommunicationMidori Nagamoto, Takahiro Nishimura
Iridium-catalyzed annulation of ketimines with internal and terminal alkynes proceeded via C-H activation to give aminoindene derivatives.
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Construction of nanoantennas on the bacterial outer membrane

18 May, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6252-6255
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01204F, CommunicationHiroshi Shiigi, Maho Fukuda, Takatoshi Tono, Kaori Takada, Tomoyuki Okada, Le Quynh Dung, Yu Hatsuoka, Takamasa Kinoshita, Masahiro Takai, Shiho Tokonami, Hidenobu Nakao, Tomoaki Nishino, Yojiro Yamamoto, Tsutomu Nagaoka
A simple and highly sensitive detection of pathogenic bacteria is achieved by utilizing gold nanoparticles as an optical antenna.
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