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Flexible paper-based ZnO nanorod light-emitting diodes induced multiplexed photoelectrochemical immunoassay

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1417-1419
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48421A, CommunicationYan Zhang, Lei Ge, Meng Li, Mei Yan, Shenguang Ge, Jinghua Yu, Xianrang Song, Bingqiang Cao
ZnO nanorods inorganic-organic heterostructured light-emitting diodes have been demonstrated on a cheap/disposable paper substrate, and applied in multiplexed photoelectrochemical immunoassay.
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Fabrication of a COF-5 membrane on a functionalized [small alpha]-Al2O3 ceramic support using a microwave irradiation method

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1462-1464
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48065H, CommunicationDandan Hao, Jinna Zhang, Hui Lu, Wenguang Leng, Rile Ge, Xiaonan Dai, Yanan Gao
A novel functionalization strategy was developed by using covalent linkers to promote the COF-5 membrane growth on the [small alpha]-Al2O3 support.
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A new mussel-inspired polydopamine phototransistor with high photosensitivity: signal amplification and light-controlled switching properties

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1458-1461
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48309F, CommunicationHye Jin Nam, Juneho Cha, Seung Hwan Lee, Won Jong Yoo, Duk-Young Jung
A phototransistor based on mussel-inspired polydopamine exhibits excellent photo-controlled switching properties and photoresponsivity under light illumination.
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Facile and scalable synthesis of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles in molten salts for metal-matrix nanocomposites

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1454-1457
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48168A, CommunicationMarc Estruga, Steven N. Girard, Qi Ding, Lianyi Chen, Xiaochun Li, Song Jin
Phase-pure Ti5Si3 nanoparticles were synthesized via magnesio-reduction of TiO2 and SiO2 in eutectic LiCl-KCl molten salts at 700 [degree]C.
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Porous platinum nanotubes modified with dendrimers as nanocarriers and electrocatalysts for sensitive electrochemical aptasensors based on enzymatic signal amplification

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1451-1453
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46725B, CommunicationWenju Xu, Yongmei Wu, Huayu Yi, Lijuan Bai, Yaqin Chai, Ruo Yuan
A highly sensitive thrombin aptasensor is developed using porous platinum nanotubes modified with dendrimers and enzyme-based signal amplification.
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Tunable, luminescent, and self-healing hybrid hydrogels of polyoxometalates and triblock copolymers based on electrostatic assembly

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1447-1450
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48732F, CommunicationHaibing Wei, Shuming Du, Yang Liu, Hongxiang Zhao, Chongyi Chen, Zhibo Li, Jun Lin, Yang Zhang, Jie Zhang, Xinhua Wan
Hybrid hydrogels based on electrostatic co-assembly of polyoxometalates and ABA triblock copolymers were readily prepared and exhibit excellent luminescence and self-healing performance.
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A copper-mediated tandem reaction through isocyanide insertion into N-H bonds: efficient access to unsymmetrical tetrasubstituted ureas

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1465-1468
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47590E, CommunicationXiaomei Huang, Shuguang Xu, Qitao Tan, Mingchun Gao, Minjie Li, Bin Xu
A copper-mediated multi-component reaction was developed through isocyanide insertion into N-H bonds of less active secondary arylamines. This approach leads to an efficient synthesis of unsymmetrical tetrasubstituted ureas in one pot.
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Cu(I)-MOF: naked-eye colorimetric sensor for humidity and formaldehyde in single-crystal-to-single-crystal fashion

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1444-1446
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47723A, CommunicationYang Yu, Xiao-Meng Zhang, Jian-Ping Ma, Qi-Kui Liu, Peng Wang, Yu-Bin Dong
A highly sensitive visual Cu(I)-MOF sensor, which is able to successively detect water and formaldehyde species in a single-crystal-to-single-crystal fashion, is reported.
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Creation of artificial cellulosomes on DNA scaffolds by zinc finger protein-guided assembly for efficient cellulose hydrolysis

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1423-1425
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47215A, CommunicationQing Sun, Bhawna Madan, Shen-Long Tsai, Matthew P. DeLisa, Wilfred Chen
We report a simple strategy that allows the site-specific assembly of artificial cellulosome structures on DNA scaffolds based on zinc finger protein (ZFP)-guided assembly with enhancement in cellulose hydrolysis compared to the non-complexed mixture.
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Bioresponsive controlled release from mesoporous silica nanocontainers with glucometer readout

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1441-1443
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48453J, CommunicationLi Hou, Chunling Zhu, Xiaoping Wu, Guonan Chen, Dianping Tang
A portable and quantitative biosensing platform for monitoring proteins and small molecules without the need for sample separation and washing is developed by using a commercialized personal glucose meter based on bioresponsive controlled release of glucose from aptamer-gated mesoporous silica nanocontainers.
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Evidence that steric factors modulate reactivity of tautomeric iron-oxo species in stereospecific alkane C-H hydroxylation

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1408-1410
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47830K, CommunicationMainak Mitra, Julio Lloret-Fillol, Matti Haukka, Miquel Costas, Ebbe Nordlander
The steric bulk of tetradentate ligands dictates the relative reactivity patterns of high valent iron oxido/hydroxido tautomers.
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Photo-tunable multicolour fluorescence imaging based on self-assembled fluorogenic nanoparticles

13 January, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48464E, CommunicationMarco Montalti, Giulia Battistelli, Andrea Cantelli, Damiano Genovese
Non-fluorescent nanoparticles formed via self-assembly of a perylene-diimide behave as fluorogenic probes that give a dosage-dependent green or red fluorescence in cells. Photo-irradiation allows us to achieve multicolour labelling.
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A dual site catalyst for mild, selective nitrile reduction

13 January, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47384H, CommunicationZhiyao Lu, Travis J. Williams
A novel ruthenium bis(pyrazolyl)borate catalyst exhibits useful reactivity in ammonia borane dehydrogenation and water oxidation. It also enables unprecedented cooperative reduction reactivity in which boron and ruthenium centers work in concert to effect surprisingly selective nitrile reduction.
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Detection of single-digit foodborne pathogens with the naked eye using carbon nanotube-based multiple cycle signal amplification

11 January, 2014 - 16:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48417C, CommunicationHeng Zhang, Yupeng Shi, Fang Lan, Yi Pan, Yankui Lin, Jingzhang Lv, Zhihao Zhu, Qing Jiang, Changqing Yi
A carbon nanotube (CNT)-based multiple cycle signal amplification strategy has been demonstrated for detection of single-digit foodborne pathogens with the naked eye.
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An intracellular buildup reaction of active siRNA species from short RNA fragments

11 January, 2014 - 16:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1284-1287
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47529H, CommunicationHideto Maruyama, Yuko Nakashima, Satoshi Shuto, Akira Matsuda, Yoshihiro Ito, Hiroshi Abe
An intracellular buildup reaction of active siRNA species from short RNA fragments provided a potent RNAi effect without stimulation of immune response.
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Catalytic covalent organic frameworks via pore surface engineering

11 January, 2014 - 16:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1292-1294
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48813F, CommunicationHong Xu, Xiong Chen, Jia Gao, Jianbin Lin, Matthew Addicoat, Stephan Irle, Donglin Jiang
Covalent organic frameworks with an engineered pore surface are synthesized, which offer a powerful platform for designing robust catalytic systems.
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Gold catalysed synthesis of 3-alkoxyfurans at room temperature

11 January, 2014 - 16:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1302-1304
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48290A, CommunicationMatthew N. Pennell, Robert W. Foster, Peter G. Turner, Helen C. Hailes, Christopher J. Tame, Tom D. Sheppard
3-Alkoxyfurans can be readily prepared from aldehydes via a gold-catalysed cyclisation of propargylic alcohols bearing an acetal unit.
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Non-covalent self assembly controls the relaxivity of magnetically active guests

11 January, 2014 - 16:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1375-1377
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48389D, CommunicationVincent Li, Yoo-Jin Ghang, Richard J. Hooley, Travis J. Williams
The relaxivity of a magnetically responsive Gd complex can be controlled by non-covalent molecular recognition with a water-soluble deep cavitand. Lowered relaxivity is conferred by a self-assembled micellar "off state", and the contrast can be regenerated by addition of a superior guest.
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Self-promoted post-synthetic modification of metal-ligand M2L3 mesocates

11 January, 2014 - 16:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1378-1380
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48444K, CommunicationMichael C. Young, Amber M. Johnson, Richard J. Hooley
Self-assembled FeII-iminopyridine mesocates can be post-synthetically modified upon treatment with suitable isocyanates. The self-assembled mesocates promote their own reaction via intramolecular hydrogen bonding.
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High rate sodium ion insertion into core-shell nanoparticles of Prussian blue analogues

11 January, 2014 - 16:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1353-1355
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47607C, CommunicationMasashi Okubo, Carissa H. Li, Daniel R. Talham
Core-shell nanoparticles consisting of two different Prussian blue analogues, one high capacity and the other robust, can provide enhanced rate capability as cathode materials in sodium-ion batteries.
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