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An in situ Raman spectroscopy-based microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" platform for non-destructive and continuous characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8966-8969
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02744F, CommunicationJinsong Feng, Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez, Michael J. Trimble, Jie Xu, Robert E. W. Hancock, Xiaonan Lu
Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm was cultivated and characterized in a microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" platform coupled with confocal Raman microscopy in a non-destructive manner.
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A self-healing PDMS polymer with solvatochromic properties

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8928-8930
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01956G, CommunicationXiao-Yong Jia, Jin-Feng Mei, Jian-Cheng Lai, Cheng-Hui Li, Xiao-Zeng You
Cobalt(II) triazole complexes were incorporated into a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) matrix. The resulting polymers show solvent-induced chromic behaviour as well as self-healing properties.
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Synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes on graphene layers

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8974-8977
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02208H, CommunicationRanajit Ghosh, Takahiro Maruyama, Hiroki Kondo, Koji Kimoto, Takuro Nagai, Sumio Iijima
Single-walled carbon nanotubes with a narrow diameter distribution are grown on graphene layers via chemical vapor deposition.
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Copper-triggered three-component reaction of CF3CHN2, nitriles, and aldehydes: highly diastereoselective synthesis of CF3-substituted oxazolines and vicinal amino alcohols

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8946-8949
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02749G, CommunicationAi-Jie Cai, Yan Zheng, Jun-An Ma
A novel, catalytic, three-component C-C, C-N and C-O bond forming reaction to afford CF3-substituted oxazolines is realized.
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The role of Mott-Schottky heterojunctions in PtCo-Cu2ZnGeS4 as counter electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8950-8953
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02584B, CommunicationShoushuang Huang, Qingquan He, Jiantao Zai, Min Wang, Xiaomin Li, Bo Li, Xuefeng Qian
Metastable wurtzstannite Cu2ZnGeS4 (CZGS) nanocrystals were synthesized via a hot-injection method and then used as matrixes to fabricate PtCo-CZGS heterostructured nano-particles.
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Synthesis and biological evaluation of pharbinilic acid and derivatives as NF-[small kappa]B pathway inhibitors

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8990-8993
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02918J, CommunicationJ. R. Annand, P. A. Bruno, A. K. Mapp, C. S. Schindler
A 7-step synthesis of pharbinilic acid, a member of the gibberellin family of natural products and the first naturally occurring allogibberic acid, is reported.
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An easy 'Filter-and-Separate' method for enantioselective separation and chiral sensing of substrates using a biomimetic homochiral polymer

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8931-8934
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01532D, CommunicationT. Senthilkumar, S. K. Asha
A new homochiral polyfluorene appended with L-glutamic acid demonstrated successful heterogeneous enatioselective separation of a wide variety of enantiomers from their aqueous racemic mixtures by selective uptake of L-enantiomer into the polymer.
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Cucurbit[6]uril is an ultrasensitive 129Xe NMR contrast agent

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8982-8985
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01826A, CommunicationYanfei Wang, Ivan J. Dmochowski
A lack of molecular contrast agents has slowed the application of ultrasensitive hyperpolarized 129Xe NMR methods.
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A structure-directing method to prepare semiconductive zeolitic cluster-organic frameworks with Cu3I4 building units

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8994-8997
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02598B, CommunicationYao Kang, Wei-Hui Fang, Lei Zhang, Jian Zhang
Cu3I4 cluster based zeolitic frameworks with SOD topology have been successfully prepared using an organic structure-directing agent method.
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Unification of catalytic oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions: highly dispersive Co nanoparticles encapsulated inside Co and nitrogen co-doped carbon

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8942-8945
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02400E, CommunicationY. Wang, Y. Nie, W. Ding, S. G. Chen, K. Xiong, X. Q. Qi, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. D. Wei
The elaborately synthesized Co nanoparticles encapsulated inside Co and nitrogen co-doped carbon catalysts with homogenous distribution of Co NPs exhibit evidently outstanding performances toward ORR/HER.
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Synthesis of radiolabelled aryl azides from diazonium salts: experimental and computational results permit the identification of the preferred mechanism

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8954-8957
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01913C, CommunicationSameer M. Joshi, Abel de Cozar, Vanessa Gomez-Vallejo, Jacek Koziorowski, Jordi Llop, Fernando P. Cossio
Experimental and computational studies support a stepwise mechanism via acyclic zwitterionic intermediates in the formation of aryl azides from diazonium salts.
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Construction of unique six-coordinated titanium species with an organic amine ligand in titanosilicate and their unprecedented high efficiency for alkene epoxidation

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9010-9013
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02321A, CommunicationLe Xu, Da-Ding Huang, Chen-Geng Li, Xinyi Ji, Shaoqing Jin, Zhaochi Feng, Fei Xia, Xiaohong Li, Fengtao Fan, Can Li, Peng Wu
An organic-inorganic titanosilicate with an amine ligand shows high catalytic activity, selectivity and recyclability in alkene epoxidation.
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Oscillatory three-phase flow reactor for studies of bi-phasic catalytic reactions

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8916-8919
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02051D, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Milad Abolhasani, Nicholas C. Bruno, Klavs F. Jensen
Oscillatory flow reactor strategy removes the mixing, mass transfer and residence time limitations associated with continuous multi-phase flow approaches for studies of bi-phasic C-C and C-N catalytic reactions.
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Morphology controlled synthesis of monodispersed manganese sulfide nanocrystals and their primary application in supercapacitors with high performances

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9018-9021
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01700A, CommunicationYongfu Tang, Teng Chen, Shengxue Yu
Monodispersed hollow spindle-like nanosphere and tetrapod nanorod MnS nanocrystals are obtained via a facile template-free hydrothermal process. The MnS nanocrystals are used as supercapacitor materials and they exhibit high performances.
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Design of [small beta]-CD-surfactant complex-coated liquid crystal droplets for the detection of cholic acid via competitive host-guest recognition

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8912-8915
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01561H, CommunicationJinan Deng, Xiaoyan Lu, Colin Constant, Aristide Dogariu, Jiyu Fang
We report the use of [small beta]-CD-C14TAB complex-coated 5CB droplets for the selective detection of cholic acid, in which the [small beta]-CD-C14TAB complex at the surface of the 5CB droplets is used as a selective barricade and the configuration transition of the 5CB inside the droplets serves as an optical probe.
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The first case of actinide triple helices: pH-dependent structural evolution and kinetically-controlled transformation of two supramolecular conformational isomers

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8978-8981
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02646F, CommunicationShu-wen An, Lei Mei, Cong-zhi Wang, Chuan-qin Xia, Zhi-fang Chai, Wei-qun Shi
A kinetically-controlled transformation occurs between two supramolecular isomers of the first actinide triple helices based on conformational changes of phenanthroline coordinated to the asymmetric uranyl equatorial plane.
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Modified deposition process of electron transport layer for efficient inverted planar perovskite solar cells

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8986-8989
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01483B, CommunicationHua Dong, Zhaoxin Wu, Bin Xia, Jun Xi, Fang Yuan, Shuya Ning, Lixin Xiao, Xun Hou
A highly-efficient inverted heterojunction perovskite solar cell is reported, with a double-layer PCBM film deposited by sequential spin-coating/vapor deposition as the electron transport layer.
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NaYF4:Yb,Er-MoS2: from synthesis and surface ligand stripping to negative infrared photoresponse

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9030-9033
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10399H, CommunicationWenbin Niu, Hu Chen, Rui Chen, Jingfeng Huang, Handong Sun, Alfred Iing Yoong Tok
The synthesis, surface ligand stripping (SOCl2/DMF treatment), and unusual negative infrared photoresponse of new NaYF4:Yb,Er-MoS2 sheet nanocomposites were reported.
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Mesostructured zeolites: bridging the gap between zeolites and MCM-41

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8900-8911
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10391B, Feature ArticleTeerawit Prasomsri, Wenqian Jiao, Steve Z. Weng, Javier Garcia Martinez
This feature article critically reviews the use of surfactants to introduce controlled mesoporosity in zeolites and their commercial applications.
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Supramolecular imidazolium frameworks: direct analogues of metal azolate frameworks with charge-inverted node-and-linker structure

17 May, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8924-8927
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01645B, CommunicationCristina Mottillo, Tomislav Friscic
Assembly of imidazolium cations with tetrahedral divalent anions leads to supramolecular imidazolium frameworks, molecular analogues of metal azolate frameworks, illustrating a charge-inverted framework design involving cationic linkers and anionic nodes.
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