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Ascorbate as an electron relay between an irreversible electron donor and Ru(II) or Re(I) photosensitizers

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6737-6739
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01500B, CommunicationCyril Bachmann, Benjamin Probst, Miguel Guttentag, Roger Alberto
Ascorbate acts as a reversible electron shuttle between tris(2-carboxyethyl) phosphine (TCEP) and ReI or RuII photosensitizers.
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An ensemble of aptamers and antibodies for multivalent capture of cancer cells

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6722-6725
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02002B, CommunicationJinling Zhang, Weian Sheng, Z. Hugh Fan
We created multivalent binding surfaces on microfluidic channels using an ensemble of aptamers and antibodies for capturing cancer cells.
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Dimensionality changes in the solid phase at room temperature: 2D [rightward arrow] 1D [rightward arrow] 3D evolution induced by ammonia sorption-desorption on zinc phosphates

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6729-6732
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01314J, CommunicationZakariae Amghouz, Beatriz Ramajo, Sergei A. Khainakov, Ivan da Silva, German R. Castro, Jose R. Garcia, Santiago Garcia-Granda
2D [rightward arrow] 1D [rightward arrow] 3D dimensionality changes on zinc phosphates induced by ammonia sorption-desorption in the solid phase at room temperature.
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A one-pot hypoiodite catalysed oxidative cycloetherification approach to benzoxazoles

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6726-6728
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02425G, CommunicationSiva Senthil Kumar Boominathan, Wan-Ping Hu, Gopal Chandru Senadi, Jaya Kishore Vandavasi, Jeh-Jeng Wang
A TBAI/TBHP catalysed one-pot approach to [small alpha]-ketobenzoxazoles was developed in high yields with a wide substrate scope.
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Mapping functional groups on oxidised multi-walled carbon nanotubes at the nanometre scale

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6744-6747
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02026J, CommunicationA. E. Goode, N. D. M. Hine, S. Chen, S. D. Bergin, M. S. P. Shaffer, M. P. Ryan, P. D. Haynes, A. E. Porter, D. W. McComb
Functional peaks have been mapped across individual multi-walled CNTs with low-dose, monochromated electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) in the scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM).
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MnII-containing coordination nanoparticles as highly efficient T1 contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6740-6743
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01251H, CommunicationGabriella Paul, Yoann Prado, Nada Dia, Eric Riviere, Sophie Laurent, Mathieu Roch, Luce Vander Elst, Robert N. Muller, Lucie Sancey, Pascal Perriat, Olivier Tillement, Talal Mallah, Laure Catala
Nanoparticles of MnII-containing Prussian blue analogues reveal large longitudinal relaxivities exceeding that of clinical contrast agents.
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Additive-free synthesis of V4O7 hierarchical structures as high performance cathodes for lithium ion batteries

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6775-6778
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01050G, CommunicationXinran Wang, Shili Zheng, Xuechao Mu, Yi Zhang, Hao Du
A V4O7 nanocross was first solvothermally-synthesized with improved cathode stability for lithium-ion batteries.
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Development of a Ru complex-incorporated MOF photocatalyst for hydrogen production under visible-light irradiation

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6779-6781
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02397H, CommunicationTakashi Toyao, Masakazu Saito, Satoru Dohshi, Katsunori Mochizuki, Masatoshi Iwata, Hideyuki Higashimura, Yu Horiuchi, Masaya Matsuoka
A Ru complex-incorporated Ti-based MOF (Ti-MOF-Ru(tpy)2) has been synthesised and applied to photocatalytic hydrogen production under visible-light irradiation.
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Water-dispersible silicon dots as a peroxidase mimetic for the highly-sensitive colorimetric detection of glucose

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6771-6774
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01703J, CommunicationQiong Chen, Meiling Liu, Jiangna Zhao, Xue Peng, Xiaojiao Chen, Naxiu Mi, Bangda Yin, Haitao Li, Youyu Zhang, Shouzhuo Yao
We demonstrate that photoluminescent Si-dots exhibit an intrinsic peroxidase-like activity, and can catalyze the oxidization of 3,3[prime or minute],5,5[prime or minute]-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) by H2O2, and produce a color change.
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Inter/intramolecular Cherenkov radiation energy transfer (CRET) from a fluorophore with a built-in radionuclide

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6711-6713
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01690D, CommunicationYann Bernhard, Bertrand Collin, Richard A. Decreau
Some radionuclides emit optical light, the Cherenkov radiation (CR, i.e. the blue glow in nuclear reactors), which activates fluorophores.
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Molecular photo-oscillators based on highly accelerated heterocyclic azo dyes in nematic liquid crystals

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6704-6706
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01450B, CommunicationJaume Garcia-Amoros, Marta Reig, M. Cidalia R. Castro, Alba Cuadrado, M. Manuela M. Raposo, Dolores Velasco
Benzothiazole-pyrrole-based azo dyes greatly enhance their thermal isomerisation rate when introduced in nematic LCs.
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Synthetic applications of eosin Y in photoredox catalysis

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6688-6699
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00751D, Feature ArticleDurga Prasad Hari, Burkhard Konig
Eosin Y, a long known dye molecule, has recently been widely applied as a photoredox catalyst in organic synthesis.
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Organometallic polymer material for energy storage

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6768-6770
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01572J, CommunicationHai Zhong, Guofeng Wang, Zhiping Song, Xiang Li, Hongding Tang, Yunhong Zhou, Hui Zhan
A ferrocene-based polymer shows an ultra-high power density, excellent cycling stability and cathode application in different batteries and all-organic batteries.
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Amphiphilic COSAN and I2-COSAN crossing synthetic lipid membranes: planar bilayers and liposomes

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6700-6703
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01283F, CommunicationCarmina Verdia-Baguena, Antonio Alcaraz, Vicente M. Aguilella, Ana M. Cioran, Shoji Tachikawa, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Francesc Teixidor, Clara Vinas
[Co(C2B9H11)2]- and [Co(8-I-C2B9H10)2]- are purely inorganic and cross synthetic lipid membranes. This results in unexpected properties at the interface of biological and synthetic membranes.
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Bio-inspired synthesis of rare and unnatural carbohydrates and cyclitols through strain driven epimerization

2 June, 2014 - 02:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6707-6710
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00868E, CommunicationRaja Mohanrao, Aromal Asokan, Kana M. Sureshan
Bio-inspired isomerization of carbohydrates and cyclitols to their rare and unnatural isomers, through strain-driven epimerization of trans-ketals to cis-ketals, is introduced.
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Toehold-mediated DNA logic gates based on host-guest DNA-GNPs

29 May, 2014 - 01:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01883D, CommunicationYizhen Liu, Boran Dong, Zitong Wu, Wei Fang, Guohua Zhou, Aiguo Shen, Xiaodong Zhou, Jiming Hu
A simple, toehold-mediated two-way input DNA machine has been developed. Utilizing symmetric and asymmetric protector sequences, INH, XOR logic gates and a half-subtractor are designed based on this two-way structure.
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Organic nanospheres with an internal bicontinuous structure and their responsive phase inversion

29 May, 2014 - 01:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01377H, CommunicationZhenhua Ju, Junpo He
Responsive nanospheres with an internal bicontinuous structure and shape changing ability through phase inversion were obtained through hierarchical self-assembly of a dendritic block terpolymer in selective solvents.
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A highly efficient mesoscopic solar cell based on CH3NH3PbI3-xClx fabricated via sequential solution deposition

29 May, 2014 - 01:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01962H, CommunicationYingzhuang Ma, Lingling Zheng, Yao-Hsien Chung, Saisai Chu, Lixin Xiao, Zhijian Chen, Shufeng Wang, Bo Qu, Qihuang Gong, Zhaoxin Wu, Xun Hou
A mixed halide perovskite of CH3NH3PbI3-xClx is synthesized via sequential solution deposition by using a mixture of PbCl2 and PbI2 as the precursor with 11.7% power conversion efficiency for the mesoscopic cell.
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Chiral magnesium(II)-catalyzed asymmetric ring-opening of meso-aziridines with primary alcohols

29 May, 2014 - 01:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6672-6674
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02206H, CommunicationJun Li, Yuting Liao, Yulong Zhang, Xiaohua Liu, Lili Lin, Xiaoming Feng
The asymmetric ring-opening of meso-aziridines with primary alcohols is realized using an N,N[prime or minute]-dioxide-Mg(OTf)2 complex as the catalyst. The desired vicinal trans-[small beta]-amino ethers are afforded in good yields and enantioselectivities. Aniline and water could also be used as the nucleophiles for the ring-opening in an identical catalyst system.
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Solid-state polymerization in a polyrotaxane coordination polymer via a [2+2] cycloaddition reaction

29 May, 2014 - 01:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6585-6588
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02080D, CommunicationIn-Hyeok Park, Raghavender Medishetty, Shim Sung Lee, Jagadese J. Vittal
A photochemical [2+2] cycloaddition reaction of a 2-fold entangled polyrotaxane 2D structure produced a 3D framework containing a cyclobutane polymer ligand.
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