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Transcription of 4[prime or minute]-thioDNA templates to natural RNA in vitro and in mammalian cells

25 April, 2015 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7887-7890
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08862J, CommunicationHideto Maruyama, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Hiroyuki Kamiya, Noriaki Minakawa, Akira Matsuda
Synthetic chemically modified nucleic acids, which are compatible with DNA/RNA polymerases, have great potential as a genetic material for synthetic biological studies.
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Supramolecular electron transfer-based switching involving pyrrolic macrocycles. A new approach to sensor development?

25 April, 2015 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7781-7794
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10193F, Feature ArticleNathan L. Bill, Olga Trukhina, Jonathan L. Sessler, Tomas Torres
The potential utility of energy transfer in the design of pyrrolic macrocycle-based molecular switches and ability to serve as the readout motif for molecular sensors development is discussed.
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Enantioselective synthesis of planar-chiral benzosiloloferrocenes by Rh-catalyzed intramolecular C-H silylation

25 April, 2015 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7802-7804
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00723B, CommunicationTakanori Shibata, Tsubasa Shizuno, Tomoya Sasaki
The first synthesis of planar-chiral benzosiloloferrocenes was achieved by the intramolecular reaction of 2-(dimethylhydrosilyl)arylferrocenes.
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Halochromic and hydrochromic squaric acid functionalized perylene bisimide

23 April, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7661-7664
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01691F, CommunicationTakeshi Maeda, Frank Wurthner
A squaric acid functionalized perylene bisimide senses solvent polarity, pH and humidity through the intramolecular charge transfer initiated by protonation/deprotonation.
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Vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes on aluminum as a light-weight positive electrode for lithium-polysulfide batteries

23 April, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7749-7752
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08848D, CommunicationS. Liatard, K. Benhamouda, A. Fournier, R. Ramos, C. Barchasz, J. Dijon
A light-weight, high specific surface current collector made of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes grown on an aluminum substrate was fabricated and studied as a positive electrode in a semi-liquid lithium/polysulfide battery.
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The facile realization of RGB luminescence based on one yellow emissive four-coordinate organoboron material

23 April, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7701-7704
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01113B, CommunicationLu Wang, Kai Wang, Houyu Zhang, Chuanjun Jiao, Bo Zou, Kaiqi Ye, Hongyu Zhang, Yue Wang
The present study not only provides a model of the facile realization of RGB luminescence based on one compound by an external stimulating approach but also gives a design guidance towards smart luminescent organic materials.
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A water-stable lanthanide-functionalized MOF as a highly selective and sensitive fluorescent probe for Cd2+

23 April, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7737-7740
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01430A, CommunicationJi-Na Hao, Bing Yan
A highly selective and sensitive fluorescent sensor for Cd2+ in aqueous solution based on a lanthanide post-functionalized metal-organic framework was developed.
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[small beta]-Octakis(methylthio)porphycenes: synthesis, characterisation and third order nonlinear optical studies

23 April, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7705-7708
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02279G, CommunicationAnup Rana, Sangsu Lee, Dongho Kim, Pradeepta K. Panda
A novel electron deficient [small beta]-octakis(methylthio)porphycene, along with its Zn(II) and Ni(II) derivatives, was synthesized for the first time.
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Synergism of antioxidant action of vitamins E, C and quercetin is related to formation of molecular associations in biomembranes

23 April, 2015 - 11:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7713-7716
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00636H, CommunicationGabin Fabre, Imene Bayach, Karel Berka, Marketa Paloncyova, Marcelina Starok, Claire Rossi, Jean-Luc Duroux, Michal Otyepka, Patrick Trouillas
Vitamins and polyphenols form non-covalent complexes in biomembranes enhancing the global antioxidant status through synergism.
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An intramolecular crossed-benzoin reaction based KCN fluorescent probe in aqueous and biological environments

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7709-7712
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02234G, CommunicationJae Hong Lee, Joo Hee Jang, Nithya Velusamy, Hyo Sung Jung, Sankarprasad Bhuniya, Jong Seung Kim
A turn-on fluorescent probe IND-1 was designed for selective cyanide anion sensing in aqueous and biological environments.
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Mechanism of DNA assembly as revealed by energy barriers

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7717-7720
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00783F, CommunicationLin Niu, Xuyan Yang, Jihan Zhou, Chengde Mao, Haojun Liang, Dehai Liang
DNA assembly is determined by the conformation adjustment rate of strands and the spreading rate of strands on the nuclei surface.
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Multi-layered polymeric nanoparticles for pH-responsive and sequenced release of theranostic agents

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7733-7736
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01833A, CommunicationHai Wang, Shuting Zhao, Pranay Agarwal, Jenna Dumbleton, Jianhua Yu, Xiongbin Lu, Xiaoming He
Multi-layered polymeric nanoparticles are prepared by 1-4 emulsifications to encapsulate hydrophilic and hydrophobic theranostic agents for pH-responsive and sequenced release.
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Dioxygen activation and two consecutive oxidative decarboxylations of phenylpyruvate by nonheme iron(II) complexes: functional models of hydroxymandelate synthase (HMS) and CloR

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7681-7684
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01652E, CommunicationDebobrata Sheet, Shrabanti Bhattacharya, Tapan Kanti Paine
Iron(II)-phenylpyruvate complexes of facial tridentate ligands react with dioxygen to undergo two consecutive oxidative decarboxylations to form benzoic acid via mandelic acid.
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Zirconium catalysed intermolecular hydroamination reactions of secondary amines with alkynes

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7633-7636
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01780G, CommunicationQiu Sun, Yaorong Wang, Dan Yuan, Yingming Yao, Qi Shen
The first example of group 4 metal catalysts capable of mediating intermolecular hydroamination reactions of secondary aromatic amines is reported.
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Ground to conduct: mechanochemical synthesis of a metal-organic framework with high proton conductivity

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7637-7640
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01789K, CommunicationDariusz Matoga, Marcin Oszajca, Marcin Molenda
A high proton-conducting metal-organic framework (PCMOF) is prepared for the first time by economical and environmentally-friendly mechanochemistry.
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Semiconductor-enhanced Raman scattering for highly robust SERS sensing: the case of phosphate analysis

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7641-7644
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02395E, CommunicationWei Ji, Wei Song, Ichiro Tanabe, Yue Wang, Bing Zhao, Yukihiro Ozaki
Quantitative analysis of phosphate anions was achieved by measurement of "turn-off" SERS based on the first-layer effect of a chemical mechanism.
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Remarkably stable chelating bis-N-heterocyclic carbene adducts of phosphorus(I) cations

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7741-7744
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00331H, CommunicationJustin F. Binder, Ala'aeddeen Swidan, Martin Tang, Jennifer H. Nguyen, Charles L. B. Macdonald
Treatment of triphosphenium precursors with bidentate bis-N-heterocyclic carbenes generates remarkably stable phosphamethine cyanine dyes with useful chemical and physical properties.
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Carbon cladded TiO2 nanotubes: fabrication and use in 3D-RuO2 based supercapacitors

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7614-7617
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00728C, CommunicationZhi-Da Gao, Xu Zhu, Ya-Hang Li, Xuemei Zhou, Yan-Yan Song, Patrik Schmuki
We introduce a highly conformal coating of self-organized TiO2 nanotubes with a graphite-like, thin carbon layer. Such modified nanotubes can serve as a highly conductive 3D structure or scaffold for defined modifications. Here we show highly defined RuO2 modification and the use as a high yield, stable supercapacitor.
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A facile and efficient synthesis of polystyrene/gold-platinum composite particles and their application for aerobic oxidation of alcohols in water

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7721-7724
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01053E, CommunicationYunxing Li, Yan Gao, Cheng Yang
Herein a facile and effective synthesis of the polystyrene/gold-platinum composite particles with high catalytic activity and good recyclability for aerobic oxidation of 1-phenylethanol under mild conditions is reported.
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Highly efficient and stable photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CH4 over Ru loaded NaTaO3

21 April, 2015 - 11:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7645-7648
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01124H, CommunicationMu Li, Peng Li, Kun Chang, Tao Wang, Lequan Liu, Qing Kang, Shuxin Ouyang, Jinhua Ye
An efficient and stable photocatalytic activity was obtained over NaTaO3 by introducing electron donor (H2) into the CO2 reduction process with water and loaded Ru as cocatalysts. The main effect of the electron donor was found to release the peroxide intermediates of the half reaction for water oxidation.
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