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Ternary chalcogenide micro-pseudocapacitors for on-chip energy storage

17 June, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10494-10497
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03220B, CommunicationNarendra Kurra, Chuan Xia, M. N. Hedhili, H. N. Alshareef
Ternary nickel cobalt sulfide micro-pseudocapacitors exhibit superior electrochemical performance over binary sulfide micro-electrodes reported in the literature.
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Determination of magnetic anisotropy in a multinuclear TbIII-based single-molecule magnet

17 June, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10373-10376
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03089G, CommunicationXing-Cai Huang, Veacheslav Vieru, Liviu F. Chibotaru, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Shang-Da Jiang, Xin-Yi Wang
The magnetic anisotropy axis of the Tb3+ ion in a tetranuclear [CuTb]2 SMM was established by magneto-structural relationship investigation.
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A facile strategy to synthesize three-dimensional Pd@Pt core-shell nanoflowers supported on graphene nanosheets as enhanced nanoelectrocatalysts for methanol oxidation

17 June, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10490-10493
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01803J, CommunicationYi Chen, Jia Yang, Ying Yang, Zhiyao Peng, Jinhua Li, Tao Mei, Jianying Wang, Ming Hao, Yalin Chen, Weilai Xiong, Liu Zhang, Xianbao Wang
A water-based surfactant-free synthesis of three-dimensional porous Pd@Pt core-shell nanoflowers on graphene with substantially enhanced electrocatalytic activity was reported.
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Sulphate-selective optical microsensors: overcoming the hydration energy penalty

17 June, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10377-10380
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02350E, CommunicationTomas Guinovart, Pascal Blondeau, Francisco J. Andrade
Novel membrane-free chemically modified polystyrene microspheres for the optical detection of sulphate in aqueous media are introduced.
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An enzyme-free and DNA-based Feynman gate for logically reversible operation

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10284-10286
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02865E, CommunicationChunyang Zhou, Kun Wang, Daoqing Fan, Changtong Wu, Dali Liu, Yaqing Liu, Erkang Wang
A logically reversible Feynman gate was successfully realized under enzyme-free conditions by integrating graphene oxide and DNA for the first time.
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Supramolecular hydrophobic guest transport system based on pillar[5]arene

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10326-10329
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03955J, CommunicationZhenhui Qi, Katharina Achazi, Rainer Haag, Shengyi Dong, Christoph A. Schalley
A pillar[5]arene-based bioactive guest loading system was developed, which increased the solubility of norharmane in aqueous medium.
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Metabolic remodeling of bacterial surfaces via tetrazine ligations

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10330-10333
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01693B, CommunicationS. E. Pidgeon, M. M. Pires
Bioorthogonal click ligations are extensively used for the introduction of functional groups in biological systems.
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A sputtered CdS buffer layer for co-electrodeposited Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells with 6.6% efficiency

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10337-10340
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01170A, CommunicationJiahua Tao, Kezhi Zhang, Chuanjun Zhang, Leilei Chen, Huiyi Cao, Junfeng Liu, Jinchun Jiang, Lin Sun, Pingxiong Yang, Junhao Chu
Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films with thicknesses ranging from 0.35 to 1.85 [small mu ]m and micron-sized grains (0.5-1.5 [small mu ]m) were synthesized using co-electrodeposited Cu-Zn-Sn-S precursors with different deposition times.
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Electrochemical imaging of hydrogen peroxide generation at individual gold nanoparticles

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10314-10317
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01640A, CommunicationMichael A. O'Connell, Joshua R. Lewis, Andrew J. Wain
Hydrogen peroxide generation at individual gold nanoparticles is mapped using scanning electrochemical-scanning ion conductance microscopy.
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Efficient chemoenzymatic synthesis of novel galacto-N-biose derivatives and their sialylated forms

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10310-10313
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03746H, CommunicationLei Li, Yonghui Liu, Tiehai Li, Wenjun Wang, Zaikuan Yu, Cheng Ma, Jingyao Qu, Wei Zhao, Xi Chen, Peng G. Wang
Novel galacto-N-biose derivatives and their sialylated form were efficiently synthesized via one-pot two-enzyme systems starting with monosaccharides.
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A biomimetic phenol substituent effect on the reaction of a dimethylplatinum(II) complex with oxygen: proton coupled electron transfer and multiple proton relay

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10334-10336
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03136B, CommunicationMohamed E. Moustafa, Paul D. Boyle, Richard J. Puddephatt
A phenol substituent has a dramatic effect on the oxidation of a dimethylplatinum(II) complex with O2.
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Some recent developments in surface and interface design for photocatalytic and electrocatalytic hybrid structures

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10261-10271
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02704G, Feature ArticleSong Bai, Yujie Xiong
This feature article outlines recent progress in the surface and interface design of inorganic hybrid structures, which offers the possibilities to tune their catalytic performance, with a focus on the fundamentals behind each synthesis and catalytic application.
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Alkyl-aryl ketone synthesis via nickel-catalyzed reductive coupling of alkyl halides with aryl acids and anhydrides

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10302-10305
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03113C, CommunicationXiao Jia, Xinghua Zhang, Qun Qian, Hegui Gong
The efficient construction of alkyl-aryl ketones can be readily achieved from the reductive coupling of unactivated alkyl and 1-glycosyl bromides with 1.5 equiv. of aryl acids and their anhydrides.
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Selective catalytic conversion of guaiacol to phenols over a molybdenum carbide catalyst

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10299-10301
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01900A, CommunicationRui Ma, Kai Cui, Le Yang, Xiaolei Ma, Yongdan Li
An activated carbon supported [small alpha]-molybdenum carbide catalyst ([small alpha]-MoC1-x/AC) showed remarkable activity in the selective deoxygenation of guaiacol to substituted mono-phenols in low carbon number alcohol solvents.
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Efficient photocatalytic selective nitro-reduction and C-H bond oxidation over ultrathin sheet mediated CdS flowers

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10322-10325
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01685A, CommunicationSandip Kumar Pahari, Provas Pal, Divesh N. Srivastava, Subhash Ch. Ghosh, Asit Baran Panda
Visible light driven selective nitro reduction and oxidation of saturated sp3 C-H bonds using ultrathin (0.8 nm) sheet mediated uniform CdS flowers as catalyst under a household 40 W CFL lamp using molecular oxygen as oxidant is reported.
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"Half-sandwich" YbIII single-ion magnets with metallacrowns

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10291-10294
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03389F, CommunicationQuan-Wen Li, Jun-Liang Liu, Jian-Hua Jia, Yan-Cong Chen, Jiang Liu, Long-Fei Wang, Ming-Liang Tong
Two "half-sandwich" YbIII-SIMs are presented bearing metallacrowns. The central ytterbium ion is coordinated by YbO8 geometry in D4d symmetry. The analysis of static, dynamic magnetism and emission spectrum offers an insight into the magneto-optical correlation.
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Gold-catalyzed selective oxidation of 4-oxahepta-1,6-diynes to 2H-pyran-3(6H)-ones and chromen-3(4H)-ones via [small beta]-gold vinyl cation intermediates

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10318-10321
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02952J, CommunicationKegong Ji, Xiang Liu, Bowen Du, Fang Yang, Jinming Gao
[small alpha]-Oxo gold carbenes generated in situ via the gold-catalyzed selective oxidation of 4-oxahepta-1,6-diynes were effectively trapped by internal alkynes, resulting in the formation of 2H-pyran-3(6H)-ones, 3, and chromen-3(4H)-ones, 4, upon facile trapping the vinyl cation intermediates.
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CO2-promoted oxidative cross-coupling reaction for C-S bond formation via masked strategy in an odourless way

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10295-10298
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03038B, CommunicationZongjun Qiao, Nanyang Ge, Xuefeng Jiang
Cu-catalyzed direct oxidative cross-coupling between boronic acids and masked sulfides delivering thioethers was described, in which the SO3-, as a mask, has shown a distinctive effect on the oxidative cross-coupling condition.
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Axis-dependent magnetic behavior of C60 and C6010+. consequences of spherical aromatic character

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10287-10290
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03352G, CommunicationA. Munoz-Castro
The magnetic responses of C60 and C6010+ reveal a characteristic magnetic response pattern of the spherical aromatic behavior.
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Sprayed P25 scaffolds for high-efficiency mesoscopic perovskite solar cells

15 June, 2015 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,10306-10309
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01939G, CommunicationHaibo Huang, Jiangjian Shi, Songtao Lv, Dongmei Li, Yanhong Luo, Qingbo Meng
Uniform, thickness-controllable and large-size mesoscopic TiO2 films have been prepared by a spray method by using commercial P25 nanoparticles, yielding high efficiency for perovskite solar cells.
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