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Triblock peptide-linker-lipid molecular design improves potency of peptide ligands targeting family B G protein-coupled receptors

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00301F, CommunicationYuting Liu, Yingying Cai, Wei Liu, Xiao-Han Li, Elizabeth Rhoades, Elsa C. Y. Yan
Design and characterization of triblock peptide-linker-lipid constructs for targeting family B G protein-couple receptors with improved bioactivity and biostability.
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Sequence-selective DNA binding with cell-permeable oligoguanidinium-peptide conjugates

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4811-4814
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09525A, CommunicationJesus Mosquera, Mateo I. Sanchez, Julian Valero, Javier de Mendoza, M. Eugenio Vazquez, Jose L. Mascarenas
Conjugation of a short peptide fragment from a bZIP protein to an oligoguanidinium tail results in a DNA-binding miniprotein that selectively interacts with composite sequences containing the peptide-binding site next to an A/T-rich tract.
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Reduction-responsive dithiomaleimide-based nanomedicine with high drug loading and FRET-indicated drug release

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4807-4810
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00148J, CommunicationHua Wang, Ming Xu, Menghua Xiong, Jianjun Cheng
We developed a dithiomaleimide-based nanomedicine with high drug loading, GSH-responsiveness, and FRET-indicated drug release.
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An outstanding catalyst for the oxygen-mediated oxidation of arylcarbinols, arylmethylene and arylacetylene compounds

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4799-4802
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00750J, CommunicationG. Urgoitia, R. SanMartin, M. T. Herrero, E. Dominguez
A more sustainable procedure for several aerobic oxidations, including a new oxygen-mediated cleavage of alkynes, is described.
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Asymmetrical squaraines for high-performance small-molecule organic solar cells with a short circuit current of over 12 mA cm-2

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00704F, CommunicationYao Chen, Youqin Zhu, Daobin Yang, Qian Luo, Lin Yang, Yan Huang, Suling Zhao, Zhiyun Lu
Asymmetrical squaraine dyes with two aryl groups directly linked to the squaric acid core were synthesized, and exhibited excellent photovoltaic performance.
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On-surface reductive coupling of aldehydes on Au(111)

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4887-4890
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09634G, CommunicationOscar Diaz Arado, Harry Monig, Jorn-Holger Franke, Alexander Timmer, Philipp Alexander Held, Armido Studer, Harald Fuchs
A reductive process allows to covalently couple aldehydes on a Au(111) surface. While oxygen desorbs completely during the reaction, a strongly interlinked polyphenylene vinylene derivative is formed, remaining weakly adsorbed on the surface.
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Visible light-mediated arylalkylation of allylic alcohols through concomitant 1,2-aryl migration

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4910-4913
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10321A, CommunicationHong-Li Huang, Hang Yan, Chao Yang, Wujiong Xia
A photocatalytic process for selective arylalkylation of allylic alcohols via unique 1,2-aryl migration with [small alpha]-bromo diethyl malonate has been developed.
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Atmospherically relevant core-shell aerosol studied using optical trapping and Mie scattering

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4914-4917
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09835H, CommunicationS. H. Jones, M. D. King, A. D. Ward
Solid core-liquid shell aerosols have been trapped in a counter-propagating optical trap confirming potential core-shell morphology in the atmosphere.
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Copper catalysed amidation of aryl halides through chelation assistance

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4834-4837
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09940K, CommunicationSubban Kathiravan, Shishir Ghosh, Graeme Hogarth, Ian A. Nicholls
Using 8-aminoquinoline-based alkyl and aryl carboxamides, the direct N-arylation was achieved in good yields in the presence of a copper catalyst via chelation-assisted reaction.
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Supercharged green fluorescent proteins as bimodal reporter genes for CEST MRI and optical imaging

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4869-4871
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10195B, CommunicationAmnon Bar-Shir, Yajie Liang, Kannie W. Y. Chan, Assaf A. Gilad, Jeff W. M. Bulte
Superpositively charged GFP mutants demonstrate dramatically improved chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI contrast compared to their wild type counterparts.
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Enhanced quantum yield of nitrogen fixation for hydrogen storage with in situ-formed carbonaceous radicals

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4785-4788
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00589B, CommunicationWeirong Zhao, Haiping Xi, Meng Zhang, Yajun Li, Jinsheng Chen, Jing Zhang, Xi Zhu
N2 can be reduced to NH3, a green hydrogen storage material, using suitable photocatalysts and scavengers under UV irradiation.
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Carbon dot based nanopowders and their application for fingerprint recovery

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4902-4905
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00468C, CommunicationD. Fernandes, M. J. Krysmann, A. Kelarakis
Hybrid nanopowders with a minor content of non-toxic carbogenic nanoparticles exhibit remarkable colour-tuneability with respect to the incident radiation.
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On the existence and characterization of molecular electrides

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4865-4868
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00215J, CommunicationVeronica Postils, Marc Garcia-Borras, Miquel Sola, Josep M. Luis, Eduard Matito
Molecular electrides exist and can be designed using some guidelines and a set of computational criteria.
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Enzyme transformation to modulate the ligand-receptor interactions between small molecules

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4899-4901
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10374B, CommunicationJunfeng Shi, Xuewen Du, Dan Yuan, Richard Haburcak, Dongdong Wu, Ning Zhou, Bing Xu
The use of enzymatic transformation to regulate ligand-receptor interactions between small molecules represents a new approach to mimic the essence of living systems.
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Deuterated carbohydrate probes as 'label-free' substrates for probing nutrient uptake in mycobacteria by nuclear reaction analysis

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4838-4841
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09588J, CommunicationR. Lowery, M. I. Gibson, R. L. Thompson, E. Fullam
Deuterated sugars that are transported into mycobacteria can be detected using ion beam (nuclear reaction) analysis.
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Recognition of saccharides in the NIR region with a novel fluorogenic boronolectin: in vitro and live cell labeling

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4895-4898
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10425K, CommunicationCecilia Samaniego Lopez, Maria Amparo Lago Huvelle, Maria Laura Uhrig, Federico Coluccio Leskow, Carla C. Spagnuolo
The detection performance in solution and in live cells of a novel mono-boronic acid derivative of a near-infrared luminescent tricarbocyanine with OFF-ON response upon addition of saccharides.
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An anodic aromatic C,C cross-coupling reaction using parallel laminar flow mode in a flow microreactor

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4891-4894
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01253H, CommunicationToshihiro Arai, Hiroyuki Tateno, Koji Nakabayashi, Tsuneo Kashiwagi, Mahito Atobe
An efficient anodic aromatic C,C cross-coupling reaction was successfully demonstrated by using parallel laminar flow mode in a two-inlet flow microreactor.
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DNA-functionalized Pt nanoparticles as catalysts for chemically powered micromotors: toward signal-on motion-based DNA biosensor

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4782-4784
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10250A, CommunicationKhiem Van Nguyen, Shelley D. Minteer
We present here the construction of a motion-based DNA sensor that only produces motion signal in the presence of the DNA target.
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Triple helix conformation-specific blinking of Cy3 in DNA

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4861-4864
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00607D, CommunicationKiyohiko Kawai, Atsushi Maruyama
We report that Cy3 undergoes triple helix conformation-specific blinking in DNA.
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Surface-immobilised micelles via cucurbit[8]uril-rotaxanes for solvent-induced burst release

10 March, 2015 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,4858-4860
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00121H, CommunicationChi Hu, Yu Zheng, Ziyi Yu, Chris Abell, Oren A. Scherman
Surface-immobilised micelles via CB[8]-rotaxane host-guest recognition undergoes 'burst' release of cargo upon exposure to organic solvents.
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