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A highly porous NbO type metal-organic framework constructed from an expanded tetracarboxylate

19 January, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1552-1554
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48747D, CommunicationJianfeng Cai, Xingtang Rao, Yabing He, Jancan Yu, Chuande Wu, Wei Zhou, Taner Yildirim, Banglin Chen, Guodong Qian
A highly porous NbO type metal-organic framework was constructed from an elaborately enlarged tetratopic ligand.
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A diversity oriented one-pot synthesis of novel iminosugar C-glycosides

19 January, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1549-1551
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48370C, CommunicationSoundararasu Senthilkumar, Sure Siva Prasad, Ponminor Senthil Kumar, Sundarababu Baskaran
A mild and highly efficient one-pot method for the stereoselective synthesis of structurally diverse novel iminosugar C-aryl glycosides is demonstrated with a wide variety of aryl nucleophiles and amines.
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Multifunctional nanoparticles via host-guest interactions: a universal platform for targeted imaging and light-regulated gene delivery

19 January, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1579-1581
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48098D, CommunicationWenyu Li, Jianwei Du, Kun Zheng, Peng Zhang, Qiaoling Hu, Youxiang Wang
Host-guest assembly provides a universal platform to construct responsive carrier systems for targeted imaging and controllable gene delivery.
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Intracellular fluorescent thermometry and photothermal-triggered drug release developed from gold nanoclusters and doxorubicin dual-loaded liposomes

19 January, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1546-1548
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47981A, CommunicationRijun Gui, Ajun Wan, Xifeng Liu, Hui Jin
Gold nanoclusters and doxorubicin dual-loaded liposomes were prepared and developed toward intracellular fluorescence thermometry and photothermal-triggered drug release.
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Facile synthesis of ultra-small hybrid silica spheres for enhanced penetration in 3D glioma spheroids

19 January, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1527-1529
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48416E, CommunicationMeihua Yu, Surajit Karmakar, Jie Yang, Hongwei Zhang, Yannan Yang, Peter Thorn, Chengzhong Yu
A facile approach has been developed to prepare ultra-small hybrid silica spheres with a diameter of [similar]10 nm, which show outstanding penetration ability in 3D glioma spheroids.
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Polymorphism in 9,9-diarylfluorene-based organic semiconductors: influence on optoelectronic functions

19 January, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1523-1526
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48566H, CommunicationJun Yun Kim, Takuma Yasuda, Yu Seok Yang, Naoki Matsumoto, Chihaya Adachi
Concomitant polymorphism is observed in 9,9-diarylfluorene-based organic semiconductors. The effects of rich phase behavior on their charge transport and photoluminescence properties are investigated.
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From assembled metal-organic framework nanoparticles to hierarchically porous carbon for electrochemical energy storage

19 January, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1519-1522
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48112C, CommunicationArlin Jose Amali, Jian-Ke Sun, Qiang Xu
A hierarchically porous carbon framework prepared from assembled metal-organic framework (ZIF-8) nanoparticles, which exhibits the best electrochemical capacitance, has been reported.
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Ethylene oligomerization using iron complexes: beyond the discovery of bis(imino)pyridine ligands

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1398-1407
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47834C, Feature ArticleAdrien Boudier, Pierre-Alain R. Breuil, Lionel Magna, Helene Olivier-Bourbigou, Pierre Braunstein
Recent ligand developments for iron-catalyzed ethylene oligomerization since the discovery of the bis(imino)pyridine systems are described.
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Promoting photocatalytic multiple-electron reduction in aerobic solutions using Au-tipped CdSe nanorod clusters

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1411-1413
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47282E, CommunicationZheng Li, Yongxing Hu, Yugang Sun
Au-tipped CdSe nanorod clusters can significantly enhance photocatalytic efficiency of multiple-electron reduction reactions even in aerobic solutions.
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Enhancing the resolution of multi-dimensional heteronuclear NMR spectra of intrinsically disordered proteins by homonuclear broadband decoupling

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1488-1490
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48135B, CommunicationN. Helge Meyer, Klaus Zangger
Homonuclear broadband decoupling significantly enhances the resolution of NMR spectra of intrinsically disordered proteins.
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Centred nine-metal rings of lanthanides

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1438-1440
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48708C, CommunicationKarzan H. Zangana, Eufemio Moreno Pineda, Eric J. L. McInnes, Jurgen Schnack, Richard E. P. Winpenny
Two new decametallic lanthanide complexes are reported, that are large odd-numbered rings with a further central metal site. This type of structure appears to be unprecedented. Magnetic studies show weak exchange interactions between the spin sites for the {Gd10} disc.
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Ionic liquid derived carbons as highly efficient oxygen reduction catalysts: first elucidation of pore size distribution dependent kinetics

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1469-1471
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48942F, CommunicationZhiyong Zhang, Gabriel M. Veith, Gilbert M. Brown, Pasquale F. Fulvio, Patrick C. Hillesheim, Sheng Dai, Steven H. Overbury
Pore size distribution in ionic liquid derived N-doped carbons affects both activity and kinetics in the oxygen reduction reaction.
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A nonlinear approach to surface-enhanced sensing in the short-wave infrared

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1472-1474
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49002E, CommunicationH. K. Turley, J. P. Camden
Surface-enhanced hyper-Raman scattering is extended to the short-wave infrared demonstrating its potential for chemical analysis and molecular imaging.
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Rhodium/phospholane-phosphite catalysts give unusually high regioselectivity in the enantioselective hydroformylation of vinyl arenes

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1475-1477
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48823C, CommunicationGary M. Noonan, Christopher J. Cobley, Thomas Mahoney, Matthew L. Clarke
Using the phospholane-phosphite ligand shown, chemoselectivity to aldehydes, regioselectivity and enantioselectivity are all very high, even using low catalyst loadings and with no solvent.
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A cadmium TCNQ-based semiconductor with versatile binding modes and non-integer redox states

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1429-1431
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48330D, CommunicationXuan Zhang, Zhongyue Zhang, Hanhua Zhao, Jiang-Gao Mao, Kim R. Dunbar
The semiconducting coordination polymer Cd2(TCNQ)3.5(H2O)2 exhibits [small mu ]2, [small mu ]3 and [small mu ]4 bridging modes of TCNQ with various non-integer redox states.
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Hysteretic spin crossover in iron(II) complexes of a new pyridine-triazole-pyrazine ligand is tuned by choice of NCE co-ligand

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1435-1437
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43922D, CommunicationRoss W. Hogue, Reece G. Miller, Nicholas G. White, Humphrey L. C. Feltham, Guy N. L. Jameson, Sally Brooker
All three iron(II) complexes exhibit spin crossover, with T1/2 being predictably tuned by varying the coordinated anion.
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Supramolecular assembly in a Janus-type urea system

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1426-1428
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48603F, CommunicationGareth O. Lloyd, Jonathan W. Steed
A pyrazolyl urea ligand exhibits marked conformational polymorphism, with the balance in conformer preference tipped by metallosupramolecular cluster assembly.
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A simple route to azaborinylphosphines: isoelectronic B-N analogues of arylphosphine ligands

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1432-1434
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49000A, CommunicationJonathan A. Bailey, Mairi F. Haddow, Paul G. Pringle
Azaborinylphosphines are readily prepared by the reaction of silylphosphines with a chloroborane under mild conditions; they are shown to contain P-B bonds that are sufficiently robust to allow these ligands to be used in homogeneous catalysis.
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Aqueous phase hydrogenation of levulinic acid to 1,4-pentanediol

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1414-1416
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48236G, CommunicationMengxia Li, Guangyi Li, Ning Li, Aiqin Wang, Wenjun Dong, Xiaodong Wang, Yu Cong
Mo modified Rh/SiO2 was first found to be an effective catalyst for the aqueous-phase hydrogenation of levulinic acid to 1,4-pentanediol.
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Highly durable colour/emission switching of fluorescein in a thin film device using "electro-acid/base" as in situ stimuli

15 January, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1420-1422
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44924F, CommunicationYu-Mo Zhang, Wen Li, Xiaojun Wang, Bing Yang, Minjie Li, Sean Xiao-An Zhang
The radical ion of p-benzoquinone was introduced as a new source of in situ base for colour/emission switching of fluorescein in thin film devices with excellent switchability and reversibility.
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