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Reversible sodium storage via conversion reaction of a MoS2-C composite

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10730-10733
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00294F, CommunicationYun-Xiao Wang, Kuok Hau Seng, Shu-Lei Chou, Jia-Zhao Wang, Zaiping Guo, David Wexler, Hua-Kun Liu, Shi-Xue Dou
The exfoliated MoS2-C composite was tested as a novel anode material for sodium ion batteries with high capacity and prolonged cycling life. Its unique structure and the optimized electrolyte effectively promote Na-storage performance.
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Highly double selective nitration of nitrostilbenes over zeolite

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10710-10713
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04688A, CommunicationJun-Hui Xu, Jian-Ping Wei, Zheng Hao, Qing-Guo Ma, Xin-Hua Peng
A feasible zeolite-assisted ortho C-H nitration of nitrostilbenes has been developed for the first time.
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A designer peptide as a template for growing Au nanoclusters

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10648-10650
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03240C, CommunicationRoberto de la Rica, Lesley W. Chow, Christine-Maria Horejs, Manuel Mazo, Ciro Chiappini, E. Thomas Pashuck, Ronit Bitton, Molly M. Stevens
A peptide was designed to generate a sub-nanometric template that guides the growth of fluorescent gold nanoclusters.
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Bioinspired heterostructured bead-on-string fibers via controlling the wet-assembly of nanoparticles

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10651-10654
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05156D, CommunicationLin Zhao, Cheng Song, Miaoxin Zhang, Yongmei Zheng
A kind of bioinspired heterostructured bead-on-string fiber (BHBF), composed of poly-(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) hydrolyzed nanoparticles, was prepared via integrating a wet-assembly system, including PMMA electrospinning, fog of nanoparticles and water coalescence at multi-stages.
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Methoxy functionalisation: exerting synthetic control of the supramolecular and electronic structure of nitrogen-doped nanographenes

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10637-10640
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03577A, CommunicationLankani P. Wijesinghe, Buddhie S. Lankage, Gearoid M. O Maille, Sarath D. Perera, Deanne Nolan, Longsheng Wang, Sylvia M. Draper
Demonstrating the chemical control of band gap and supramolecular stacking in four N-doped methoxy-substituted nanographenes.
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Copper-catalyzed intermolecular azidocyanation of aryl alkenes

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10676-10679
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04640D, CommunicationLi Xu, Xue-Qing Mou, Zhi-Min Chen, Shao-Hua Wang
A copper-catalyzed Markovnikov-type intermolecular azidocyanation of aryl alkenes has been developed for the first time.
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Molecular doping of graphene as metal-free electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10672-10675
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05055J, CommunicationShuo Dou, Anli Shen, Li Tao, Shuangyin Wang
We successfully, for the first time, perform the molecular doping of graphene as metal-free electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction.
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Exfoliated layered copper phosphonate showing enhanced adsorption capability towards Pb ions

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10622-10625
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03774J, CommunicationWei-Xuan Nie, Song-Song Bao, Dai Zeng, Li-Rong Guo, Li-Min Zheng
Copper 5-(2-bromothienyl)phosphonate (1) with a layered structure can be successfully exfoliated, showing an enhanced adsorption capability to the Pb(II) ions in aqueous solution compared with that of the bulk material.
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A novel strategy for the design of smart supramolecular gels: controlling stimuli-response properties through competitive coordination of two different metal ions

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10669-10671
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03753G, CommunicationQi Lin, Bin Sun, Qing-Ping Yang, Yong-Peng Fu, Xin Zhu, You-Ming Zhang, Tai-Bao Wei
With the competitive coordination, the stimuli-response properties of the supramolecular gels are accurately controlled. The bimetal-gel CaFeG could act as H2PO4- test kit and rewritable security display materials.
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Nucleophilic conjugate 1,3-addition of phosphines to oligoynoates

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10580-10583
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02870H, CommunicationJie-Cheng Deng, Chih-Wei Kuo, Shih-Ching Chuang
Previous phosphine-promoted reactions with alkenoates, allenoates and alkynoates involved 1,4-addition as the initial step. Herein we uncover unique conjugate 1,3-addition ([small alpha]-addition) reactions of oligoynoates with phosphines through spectroscopic and single crystal X-ray analyses of three-component reaction products of oligoynoates, phosphines and aldehydes unambiguously.
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A photoresponsive glycosidase mimic

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10577-10579
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03394A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mousumi Samanta, V. Siva Rama Krishna, Subhajit Bandyopadhyay
Activity of a photoswitchable glycosidase mimic can be turned on or off using light.
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Nanostructured electrochromic smart windows: traditional materials and NIR-selective plasmonic nanocrystals

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10555-10572
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03109A, Feature ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Evan L. Runnerstrom, Anna Llordes, Sebastien D. Lounis, Delia J. Milliron
Electrochromic devices based on plasmon resonances in colloidal nanocrystals represent an important step towards realizing smart windows with ideal performance.
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Recent developments in anion induced capsular self-assemblies

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10538-10554
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02957G, Feature ArticleRanjan Dutta, Pradyut Ghosh
This Feature Article covers recent developments in anion induced capsular self-assemblies, with particular focus on important reports from 2011 to 2013.
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High-yield, regiospecific bis-functionalization of C70 using a Diels-Alder reaction in molten anthracene

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10584-10587
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02472A, CommunicationVenkata S. Pavan K. Neti, Maira R. Ceron, A. Duarte-Ruiz, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alan L. Balch, Luis Echegoyen
A regiospecific bis-adduct of C70 with anthracene was prepared with unusually high yield (68%) by the Diels-Alder reaction in the absence of solvent (melt). The structure of the bis-adduct was an unexpected 12 o'clock isomer, as determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction, thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and spectroscopy.
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Vesicles composed of one simple single-tailed surfactant

17 August, 2014 - 20:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10573-10576
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02047B, CommunicationNa Du, Ruiying Song, Xiaoyu Zhu, Wanguo Hou, Haiping Li, Renjie Zhang
Vesicles formed spontaneously from only one simple single-tailed surfactant (DTAB) mediated by a rough glass surface.
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Low temperature activation of methane over zinc-exchanged Heteropolyacid as an entry to selective oxidation to methanol and acetic acid

13 August, 2014 - 19:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04950K, CommunicationUMESH PATIL, Youssef Saih, edy Abou-Hamad, Ali Hamieh, Jeremie D.A. Pelletier, Jean-Marie Basset
A Zn-exchanged heteropolyacid supported onto silica (Zn-HPW/SiO2) activates methane at 25 oC into Zn-methyl. At higher temperatures and with CH4/O2 or CH4/CO2, it gives respectively methanol and acetic acid.
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The surface chemistry of metal-organic frameworks

13 August, 2014 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04458D, Feature ArticleChristina V. McGuire, Ross S. Forgan
Techniques to selectively modify the surfaces of metal-organic framework particles are reviewed, with particular focus on materials properties and applications.
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Potential-driven molecular tiling of a charged polycyclic aromatic compound

13 August, 2014 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10376-10378
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04189E, CommunicationKang Cui, Oleksandr Ivasenko, Kunal S. Mali, Dongqing Wu, Xinliang Feng, Klaus Mullen, Steven De Feyter, Stijn F. L. Mertens
Electrochemical potential causes molecular tiling of organic ions at the solid-liquid interface with supramolecular motifs that contain between 2 and 7 tectons.
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Selective deposition of redox co-catalyst(s) to improve the photocatalytic activity of single-domain ferroelectric PbTiO3 nanoplates

13 August, 2014 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10416-10419
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04999C, CommunicationChao Zhen, Jimmy C. Yu, Gang Liu, Hui-Ming Cheng
Compared to PbTiO3 with randomly deposited reducing co-catalyst Pt particles, photocatalytic H2 evolution on PbTiO3 with Pt particles selectively deposited on the positively charged {001} facet is an order of magnitude better.
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Lateral growth of ZnO nanorod arrays in polyhedral structures for high on-current field-effect transistors

13 August, 2014 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10502-10505
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04340E, CommunicationYong-Kyu Park, Won-Yeop Rho, Tahmineh Mahmoudi, Yoon-Bong Hahn
Circle-type field-effect transistor arrays based on laterally and directly grown ZnO nanorods between electrodes.
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