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Tracking chemical reactions on the surface of filamentous phage using mass spectrometry

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5267-5269
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47496H, CommunicationShiyu Chen, Jeremy Touati, Christian Heinis
A method based on mass spectrometry was developed to follow chemical modifications applied to phage-encoded polypeptide libraries.
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A photo-induced C-O bond formation methodology to construct tetrahydroxanthones

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5254-5257
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47426G, CommunicationZheming Xiao, Shujun Cai, Yingbo Shi, Baochao Yang, Shuanhu Gao
A metal-free, photo-induced C-O bond formation methodology was developed to construct tetrahydroxanthones. This mild and efficient methodology was based on intramolecular oxygen trapping of the reactive species produced by photolytic activation of a C-Cl bond.
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Overcharge performance of 3,7-disubstituted N-ethylphenothiazine derivatives in lithium-ion batteries

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5339-5341
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47503D, CommunicationSelin Ergun, Corrine F. Elliott, Aman Preet Kaur, Sean R. Parkin, Susan A. Odom
When an overcharging battery reaches a potential that matches the oxidation potential of redox shuttle electrolyte additives such as phenothiazine derivatives, the additives oxidize, shuttling between electrodes in radical cation and neutral forms, mitigating excess current, thus stabilizing voltage.
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Oxidative C(sp3)-H bond cleavage, C-C and C[double bond, length as m-dash]C coupling at a boron center with O2 as the oxidant mediated by platinum(II)

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5376-5378
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47445C, CommunicationS. Pal, P. Y. Zavalij, A. N. Vedernikov
Platinum(II) 1,5-cyclooctanediyldi(2-pyridyl)borates react with O2via C(sp3)-H bond cleavage and stepwise C-C and C[double bond, length as m-dash]C coupling of the borate ligand.
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Furan fused V-shaped organic semiconducting materials with high emission and high mobility

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5342-5344
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47577H, CommunicationKatsumasa Nakahara, Chikahiko Mitsui, Toshihiro Okamoto, Masakazu Yamagishi, Hiroyuki Matsui, Takanari Ueno, Yuji Tanaka, Masafumi Yano, Takeshi Matsushita, Junshi Soeda, Yuri Hirose, Hiroyasu Sato, Akihito Yamano, Jun Takeya
Dinaphtho[2,3-b:2[prime or minute],3[prime or minute]-d]furan (DNF-V) derivatives with high blue emission in solid have been facially synthesized by using dehydration as a key step. A solution-crystallized thin film transistors based on alkylated DNF-V derivatives showed an excellent carrier mobility of more than 1 cm2 V-1 s-1.
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A simplified culture system to examine soluble factor interactions between mammalian cells

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5279-5281
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47507G, CommunicationMolly J. Carroll, Lauren E. Stopfer, Pamela K. Kreeger
A cell co-culture system is described that is simple to construct and is compatible with standard cellular and molecular assays.
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Karrikins from plant smoke modulate bacterial quorum sensing

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5322-5325
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47501H, CommunicationAviad Mandabi, Hadas Ganin, Pnina Krief, Josep Rayo, Michael M. Meijler
The discovery that plant smoke contains germination stimuli, named karrikins, has now led to the identification of a new role for these signals as quorum sensing modulators.
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A molecular rotor for measuring viscosity in plasma membranes of live cells

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5282-5284
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47530A, CommunicationIsmael Lopez-Duarte, Thanh Truc Vu, M. Angeles Izquierdo, James A. Bull, Marina K. Kuimova
We report the viscosity imaging of the plasma membrane of live cells using a new targeted BODIPY-based molecular rotor.
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A two-dimensional hydrogen bonded organic framework self-assembled from a three-fold symmetric carbamate

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5209-5211
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47159D, CommunicationXiaodong Hou, Zhihan Wang, Molly Overby, Angel Ugrinov, Casey Oian, Rajiv Singh, Qianli R. Chu
A hydrogen bonded organic framework displayed a capacity for accommodating and releasing guest molecules.
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Catalytic intermolecular [small beta]-C-H alkenylation of [small alpha]-enamino-ketones with simple alkynes

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5230-5232
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47556E, CommunicationZhiqian Wang, Brandon J. Reinus, Guangbin Dong
A unique strategy to synthesize [small beta]-alkenyl-[small alpha]-amino-enones via catalytic C-H/alkyne coupling is described.
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Linear neutral platinum-acetylide moiety: beyond the links

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5171-5186
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47485B, Feature ArticleWei Wang, Hai-Bo Yang
This feature article presents a brief review on the linear neutral platinum-acetylide moiety, trans-Pt(PR3)2(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CR[prime or minute])2.
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Targeting cancer cells with folic acid-iminoboronate fluorescent conjugates

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5261-5263
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47534D, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Pedro M. S. D. Cal, Raquel F. M. Frade, Vijay Chudasama, Carlos Cordeiro, Stephen Caddick, Pedro M. P. Gois
Herein we present the synthesis of fluorescent 2-acetylbenzeneboronic acids that undergo B-N promoted conjugation with lysozyme and N-(2-aminoethyl) folic acid (EDA-FA), generating conjugates that are selectively recognized and internalized by cancer cells that over-express folic acid receptors.
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Diaryl-substituted norbornadienes with red-shifted absorption for molecular solar thermal energy storage

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5330-5332
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47517D, CommunicationVictor Gray, Anders Lennartson, Phasin Ratanalert, Karl Borjesson, Kasper Moth-Poulsen
Red-shifting the absorption of norbornadienes (NBDs), into the visible region, enables the photo-isomerization of NBDs to quadricyclanes (QCs) to be driven by sunlight.
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Spectroscopic characterization of a phenolate bound FeII-O2 adduct: gauging the relative "push" effect of a phenolate axial ligand

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5218-5220
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47528J, CommunicationPradip Kumar Das, Kaustuv Mittra, Abhishek Dey
Gauging the trans effect of phenolate.
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Simple procedure for mono- and bis-end-functionalization of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene)s using chalcogens

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5310-5312
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47560C, CommunicationKen Okamoto, Christine K. Luscombe
Simple quenching method to synthesize mono- and bis-end-functionalized regioregular poly(3-hexylthophene)s using chalcogens is presented.
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Mechanosynthesis of pharmaceutically relevant sulfonyl-(thio)ureas

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5248-5250
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47905F, CommunicationDavin Tan, Vjekoslav Strukil, Cristina Mottillo, Tomislav Friscic
Solvent-free mechanochemical coupling provides pharmaceutically relevant sulfonyl-(thio)ureas, including anti-diabetic drugs tolbutamide, chlorpropamide and glibenclamide, rapidly and in high yield.
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Engineering ultrasmall water-soluble gold and silver nanoclusters for biomedical applications

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5143-5155
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47512C, Feature ArticleZhentao Luo, Kaiyuan Zheng, Jianping Xie
With some critical biological considerations, biomolecule-protected gold and silver nanoclusters were identified to be suitable for biomedical applications, and efficient synthetic strategies and potential biomedical applications of these nanoclusters were discussed.
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Gold(I) mediated rearrangement of [7]-helicene to give a benzo[cd]pyrenium cation embedded in a chiral framework

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5251-5253
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46986G, CommunicationRaphael J. F. Berger, Matthew J. Fuchter, Ingo Krossing, Henry S. Rzepa, Julia Schaefer, Harald Scherer
The facile gold-mediated skeletal rearrangement of [7]-helicene into a cationic polyaromatic hydrocarbon is described.
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Investigating the reactivities of a polyketide synthase module through fluorescent click chemistry

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5276-5278
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47513A, CommunicationAmanda Jane Hughes, Matthew R. Tibby, Drew T. Wagner, Johnathan N. Brantley, Adrian T. Keatinge-Clay
A method for monitoring in vitro polyketide synthesis has been developed whereby nonchromophoric polyketide products are made brightly fluorescent in a simple, rapid, inexpensive, and bioorthogonal manner through CuAAC with a sulforhodamine B azide derivative.
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Modulating guest binding in sulfonylcalixarene-based metal-organic supercontainers

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5385-5387
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47420H, CommunicationFeng-Rong Dai, Dustin C. Becht, Zhenqiang Wang
A neutral metal-organic supercontainer (MOSC) has been functionalized as an anionic container, leading to enhanced adsorption capacity for polar guests.
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