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Highly ordered macro-mesoporous carbon nitride film for selective detection of acidic/basic molecules

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5976-5979
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02042A, CommunicationLichao Jia, Hongqiang Wang, Dattatray Dhawale, Chokkalingam Anand, Mohammad A. Wahab, Qingmin Ji, Katsuhiko Ariga, Ajayan Vinu
Here we report on the preparation and "photo-switch" sensing performance of meso-macroporous carbon nitride film for detection of both acidic and basic molecules.
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Ethylene bis-imidazoles are highly potent and selective activators for isozymes VA and VII of carbonic anhydrase, with a potential nootropic effect

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5980-5983
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02346C, CommunicationBogdan Draghici, Daniela Vullo, Suleyman Akocak, Ellen A. Walker, Claudiu T. Supuran, Marc A. Ilies
Ethylene bis-imidazoles displayed nanomolar selectivity and potency against key human carbonic anhydrase isozymes involved in brain physiology.
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Octahedral-shaped perovskite nanocrystals and their visible-light photocatalytic activity

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6027-6030
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01118J, CommunicationSimin Yin, He Tian, Zhaohui Ren, Xiao Wei, Chunying Chao, Jingyuan Pei, Xiang Li, Gang Xu, Ge Shen, Gaorong Han
Octahedral-shaped perovskite PbTiO3 nanocrystals have been hydrothermally synthesized for the first time by the introduction of lithium nitride, demonstrating remarkable visible-light potocatalytic activity in the degradation of MB aqueous solution.
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Elucidation of slow magnetic relaxation in a ferromagnetic 1D dysprosium chain through magnetic dilution

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6052-6055
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01368A, CommunicationLi Jia, Qi Chen, Yin-Shan Meng, Hao-Ling Sun, Song Gao
Slow magnetic relaxation in a novel ferromagnetic dysprosium chain originating from single-ion magnetic anisotropy was elucidated by magnetic dilution.
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One-pot synthesis of 2-substituted benzo[b]furans via Pd-tetraphosphine catalyzed coupling of 2-halophenols with alkynes

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6023-6026
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00815D, CommunicationRong Zhou, Wei Wang, Zhi-jie Jiang, Kun Wang, Xue-li Zheng, Hai-yan Fu, Hua Chen, Rui-xiang Li
[Pd([small eta]3-C3H5)Cl]2-L catalyzed one pot synthesis of 2-substituted benzo[b]furans from 2-halophenols and alkynes is presented with a maximum TON of 870 000.
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Design of tetraplex specific ligands: cyclic naphthalene diimide

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5967-5969
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01005A, CommunicationYugo Esaki, Md. Monirul Islam, Satoshi Fujii, Shinobu Sato, Shigeori Takenaka
Cyclic naphthalene diimide 1 bound to hybrid-type tetraplex DNA from 5[prime or minute]-AGGG(TTAGGG)3-3[prime or minute] (K = 8.6 [times] 106 M-1) with 260-fold greater affinity than that when binding to double stranded oligonucleotide consisting of 5[prime or minute]-GGG AGG TTT CGC-3[prime or minute] and 3[prime or minute]-CCC TCC AAA GCG-5[prime or minute] (nK = 3.3 [times] 104 M-1) with 0.5 [small mu ]M of IC50 for telomerase activity.
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A fluorescent molecular probe for the identification of zinc and cadmium salts by excited state charge transfer modulation

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6020-6022
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00379A, CommunicationKizhmuri P. Divya, Sivaraman Savithri, Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh
The effect of a counteranion of a specific metal salt on the excited state charge transfer property of a fluorescent molecular probe 1 is utilized for the identification of different zinc and cadmium salts.
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Predictive design of engineered multifunctional solid catalysts

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5940-5957
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00834K, Feature ArticleRobert Raja, Matthew E. Potter, Stephanie H. Newland
Rational design of multifunctional active centres at the atomic level affords structure-property correlations for targeted industrial catalysis.
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sp3C-H bond alkylation of ketones with alkenes via ruthenium(II) catalysed dehydrogenation of alcohols

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5970-5972
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00931B, CommunicationBin Li, Christophe Darcel, Pierre H. Dixneuf
The sp3C-H bond alkylation of 2-pyridylethanols upon reaction with alkenes, with a [RuCl2(arene)]2 catalyst and Cu(OAc)2[middle dot]H2O proceeds via a tandem dehydrogenation/alkylation with alkenes of the resulting ketone.
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Pseudo-capacitive performance of titanate nanotubes as a supercapacitor electrode

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5973-5975
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49494B, CommunicationJie Yang, Lifang Lian, Peixun Xiong, Mingdeng Wei
Layered titanate H2Ti3O7 nanotubes were firstly used as a supercapacitor electrode and exhibited a specific capacitance as high as 414 F g-1 at 0.5 A g-1.
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Redox-controlled [small delta]-Dawson {Mn2IIIW17} polyoxometalate with photocatalytic H2 evolution activity

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5961-5963
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47703G, CommunicationYan-Qing Jiao, Chao Qin, Xin-Long Wang, Fu-Hong Liu, Peng Huang, Chun-Gang Wang, Kui-Zhan Shao, Zhong-Min Su
The [small delta]-Dawson [(WO5)3W14O40Mn2IIIO4Cl2]12- compound induced by the Jahn-Teller distortion of MnIII has been synthesized through importing {Mn12} as a reactant, which exhibits photocatalytic H2 evolution activity.
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Phototriggered formation and disappearance of surface-confined self-assembly composed of photochromic 2-thienyl-type diarylethene: a cooperative model at the liquid/solid interface

14 May, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5964-5966
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48895K, CommunicationSoichi Yokoyama, Takashi Hirose, Kenji Matsuda
A photoresponsive self-assembly on a 2-D surface was investigated by STM and the behavior was analyzed by a cooperative model.
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Real-time imaging and local elemental analysis of nanostructures in liquids

12 May, 2014 - 22:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02743D, CommunicationEdward Lewis, Sarah Haigh, Thomas Slater, Zheyang He, Matthew Kulzick, Mary Grace Burke, Nestor J. Zaluzec
A new design of in situ liquid cells is demonstrated, providing the first nanometer resolution elemental mapping of nanostructures in solution. The technique has been applied to investigate dynamic liquid-phase...
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A novel fully water-soluble Cu(I) probe for fluorescence live cell imaging

10 May, 2014 - 21:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02147A, CommunicationGiuseppe Trusso Sfrazzetto, Cristina Satriano, Maria Laura Giuffrida, Enrico Rizzarelli, gaetano a tomaselli
A new Cu(I) probe (OBEP-CS1), bearing an alkyl-pyridinium moiety to get a complete water solubility, was synthesized. Fluorescence titrations support copper binding and high selectivity in water solution whereas aggregates...
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A distinct reversible colorimetric and fluorescent low pH response on a water-stable zirconium-porphyrin metal-organic framework

10 May, 2014 - 21:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01938E, CommunicationBenjamin J. Deibert, Jing Li
A conceptual drawing of PCN-222 showing the reversible color change from purple to green (and corresponding reversal) upon protonation (and subsequent deprotonation) from within the pores.
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Synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films directly onto conductive substrates via selective thermolysis using microwave energy

8 May, 2014 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5902-5904
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49207A, CommunicationTheodore R. Knutson, Parker J. Hanson, Eray S. Aydil, R. Lee Penn
Copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) thin films were deposited from homogeneous solutions of precursors and directly onto conductive films via selective thermolysis by microwave heating.
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Enzymatic preparation of a redox-responsive hydrogel for encapsulating and releasing living cells

8 May, 2014 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5895-5898
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49766F, CommunicationKousuke Moriyama, Kosuke Minamihata, Rie Wakabayashi, Masahiro Goto, Noriho Kamiya
Horseradish peroxidase-mediated oxidative cross-linking of a thiolated poly(ethylene glycol) allows the preparation of a hydrogel that can encapsulate and release living mammalian cells.
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Five-coordinate MII-semiquinonate (M = Fe, Mn, Co) complexes: reactivity models of the catechol dioxygenases

8 May, 2014 - 21:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5871-5873
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49143A, CommunicationPeng Wang, Glenn P. A. Yap, Charles G. Riordan
The first mononuclear iron(II)-semiquinonate has been prepared. Analogous manganese and cobalt adducts are reported, including a cobalt(II)-semiquinonate that exhibits O2-mediated intradiol oxidation.
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Catalytic liquid marbles: Ag nanowire-based miniature reactors for highly efficient degradation of methylene blue

6 May, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5923-5926
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01949K, CommunicationYue-E Miao, Hiang Kwee Lee, Wee Shern Chew, In Yee Phang, Tianxi Liu, Xing Yi Ling
Ag nanowire-based catalytic liquid marbles are fabricated as miniature reactors, which demonstrate highly efficient, support-free and rate-controllable heterogeneous degradation of methylene blue, with catalytic efficiency close to 100%.
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Unexpected neutral aza-macrocycle complexes of sodium

6 May, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5843-5846
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01407C, CommunicationMatthew Everett, Andrew Jolleys, William Levason, David Pugh, Gillian Reid
Highly unusual Na+ complexes with neutral tri- and tetra-amines are isolable in good yield from the reaction of NaBArF with the amine in organic media.
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