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Plasmonic Ge-doped ZnO nanocrystals

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02429C, CommunicationEnrico Della Gaspera, Noel W. Duffy, Joel van Embden, Lynne Waddington, Laure Bourgeois, Jacek J. Jasieniak, Anthony S. R. Chesman
The first colloidal synthesis of Ge-doped ZnO nanocrystals is presented. Ge dopants induce a surface plasmon resonance in the infrared and affect the ZnO nanocrystal morphology.
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Correction: Combination of inverse electron-demand Diels-Alder reaction with highly efficient oxime ligation expands the toolbox of site-selective peptide conjugations

1 July, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC90302E, CorrectionOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.S. Horner, C. Uth, O. Avrutina, H. Frauendorf, M. Wiessler, H. Kolmar
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Supramolecular Chirality in Self-Assembled Peptide Amphiphile Nanostructures

1 July, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04982B, CommunicationRuslan Garifullin, Mustafa O. Guler
Induced supramolecular chirality was investigated in the self-assembled peptide amphiphile (PA) nanosystems. Having shown that peptide chirality can be transferred to covalently-attached achiral pyrene moiety upon PA self-assembly, the chiral...
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On-surface photo-dissociation of C-Br bonds: towards room temperature Ullmann coupling

1 July, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04317D, CommunicationAndrea Basagni, Lara Ferrighi, Mattia Cattelan, Cristiana Di Valentin, Louis Nicolas, Karsten Handrup, Luca Vaghi, Antonio Papagni, Francesco Sedona, Stefano Agnoli, Mauro Sambi
The surface-assisted synthesis of gold-organometallic hybrids on the Au (111) surface is reported both by thermo- and UV-initiated dehalogenation of bromo-substituted tetracene. Combined X-ray photoemission (XPS) and scanning tunneling microscopy...
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TiO2 Nanotubes with Ultrathin Walls for Enhanced Water Splitting

1 July, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04539H, CommunicationNageh Allam, Ahmad M Mohamed, Amina S Aljaber, Siham Y Alqaradawi
We demenostrate, for the first time, the symthesis of titania nanotubes with ultrathin (3-5 nm) wall thickness. As revealed by the incident photon-to-current collection efficiency (IPCE) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy...
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[small alpha]-Aminoisobutyric acid incorporation induces cell permeability and antiviral activity of HIV-1 major homology region fragments

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01421B, CommunicationAyala Lampel, Efrat Elis, Tom Guterman, Sharon Shapira, Pini Marco, Eran Bacharach, Ehud Gazit
A cell-penetrating peptide derived from HIV-1 major homology region, incorporating the non-coded [small alpha]-aminoisobutyric acid, inhibits viral assembly and infectivity.
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Copper (I) Cysteine Complexes: Efficient Earth-Abundant Oxidation Co-catalysts for Visible Light-Driven Photocatalytic H2 Production

1 July, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04739K, CommunicationYong Peng, Lu Shang, Yitao Cao, Geoffrey Waterhouse, Chao Zhou, Tong Bian, Li-Zhu Wu, Chen-Ho Tung, Tierui Zhang
Copper (I) cysteine complexes generated by mixing Cu(II) ions with cysteine in aqueous solution greatly enhance the activity of CdSe photocatalysts for H2 production in aqueous solution under visible light...
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Hollow spheres consisting of Ti0.91O2/CdS nanohybrids for CO2 photofixation

1 July, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03905C, CommunicationYong Zhou, zhigang zou, Xiao Yong Wang, Min Xiao, Qin Feng Xu, Wenguang Tu, Shichao Feng, Peng Li
While one of most fascinating phenomenons in photocatalysis is to mimic Z-scheme system of natural photosynthesis, however, rational construction of an artificial Z-Scheme remains a challenge. Here we report multilayer...
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Facet-Dependent NiS2 polyhedrons on counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

1 July, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03890A, CommunicationJinlong Zheng, wei zhou, Yiran Ma, Wei Cao, Chengbo Wang, Lin Guo
Octahedral and cubic NiS2 nanocrystals enclosed by {111} and {100} planes were separately used as counter electrodes (CEs) incorporated into a Pt-free dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The DSSC assembled by...
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Structured Ni catalysts on porous anodic alumina membranes for methane dry reforming: NiAl2O4 formation and characterization

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03173G, CommunicationL. Zhou, Y. Guo, J.-M. Basset, H. Kameyama
This communication presents the successful design of a structured catalyst based on porous anodic alumina membranes for methane dry reforming.
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A switch-on MRI contrast agent for noninvasive visualization of methylmercury

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01723H, CommunicationGyan Singh, Kuang-Mei Hsu, Yu-Jen Chen, Shou-Cheng Wu, Chiao-Yun Chen, Yun-Ming Wang
The first Gd(III)-based T1 MRI contrast agent, o-MeHgGad, is demonstrated for noninvasive visualization of CH3Hg+.
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Unimolecular micelles of amphiphilic cyclodextrin-core star-like block copolymers for anticancer drug delivery

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02743H, CommunicationZhigang Xu, Shiying Liu, Hui Liu, Cangjie Yang, Yuejun Kang, Mingfeng Wang
Amphiphilic star-like block copolymers form robust biocompatible unimolecular micelles that are efficient in the delivery of anticancer drugs such as doxorubicin.
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Near-infrared-responsive gold nanorod/liquid crystalline elastomer composites prepared by sequential thiol-click chemistry

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02599K, CommunicationHong Yang, Jian-Jian Liu, Zhi-Fei Wang, Ling-Xiang Guo, Patrick Keller, Bao-Ping Lin, Ying Sun, Xue-Qin Zhang
A novel NIR-responsive GNR/LCE composite fiber material with a very low Au loading-level (0.09 wt%) is prepared by a three-step sequential thiol-click chemistry approach.
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Hexacyclic lactam building blocks for highly efficient polymer solar cells

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04375A, CommunicationJiamin Cao, Chuantian Zuo, Bin Du, Xiaohui Qiu, Liming Ding
Four D-A copolymers based on new fused-ring acceptor units were developed, and an 8.18% PCE record was demonstrated for D-A copolymers using selenophene as the donor unit.
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Preparation of mesoporous SiO2@azobenzene-COOH chemoselective nanoprobes for comprehensive mapping of amino metabolites in human serum

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11321-11324
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03756E, CommunicationHua Li, Qian Qin, Lizhen Qiao, Xianzhe Shi, Guowang Xu
mSiO2@azobenzene-COOH chemoselective nanoprobes were developed for comprehensive mapping of amino metabolites in complex biological samples with high specificity and sensitivity.
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An in situ self-developed graphite as high capacity anode of lithium-ion batteries

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02080H, CommunicationMengyao Gao, Naiqiang Liu, Yilei Chen, Yuepeng Guan, Weikun Wang, Hao Zhang, Feng Wang, Yaqin Huang
Graphite with a large inter-planar distance (0.357 nm), obtained from pig bone, delivered an continuously improving specific capacity when used as a lithium-ion battery anode.
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Hydroamination of terminal alkynes with secondary amines catalyzed by copper: regioselective access to amines

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11210-11212
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02677F, CommunicationJanet Bahri, Remi Blieck, Bassem Jamoussi, Marc Taillefer, Florian Monnier
A simple and convenient copper-catalyzed hydroamination of arylacetylenes with secondary amines has been performed giving a simple access to aliphatic amines after reduction of the hydroaminated products (E-enamines).
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Nickel-catalyzed asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of conjugated olefins

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01632K, CommunicationSiyu Guo, Peng Yang, Jianrong (Steve) Zhou
A nickel catalyst is used for asymmetric hydrogenation of electron-deficient olefins using formic acid as hydrogen source.
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Electrophilic phosphonium cations catalyze hydroarylation and hydrothiolation of olefins

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11301-11304
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03572D, CommunicationManuel Perez, Tayseer Mahdi, Lindsay J. Hounjet, Douglas W. Stephan
Electrophilic phosphonium cations (EPCs) are efficient main group catalysts for the hydroarylation and hydrothiolations of olefins under mild conditions, providing a facile route to substituted aniline, bis-arylamine, phenol, furan, thiophene, pyrrole, indole and thioether derivatives.
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A simple approach to improve the electrocatalytic properties of commercial Pt/C

1 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,11297-11300
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03834K, CommunicationAndrew Pearson, Anthony P. O'Mullane
Decoration of commercial Pt/C with Au via a simple solution process to improve electrocatalytic ethanol oxidation.
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