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From a historic review to horizons beyond: lithium-sulphur batteries run on the wheels

3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,18-33
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05109B, Feature ArticleRenjie Chen, Teng Zhao, Feng Wu
This review retraces the advances in the intensive field of Li-S batteries, covering its main breakthroughs, challenges and future prospects.
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Carbon coated K0.8Ti1.73Li0.27O4:A novel anode material for sodium-ion batteries with long cycle life

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08051C, CommunicationKongyao Chen, Wuxing Zhang, Yang Liu, Huaping Zhu, Jian Duan, Xinghua Xiang, Lihong Xue, Yunhui Huang
Carbon coated K0.8Ti1.73Li0.27O4 (KTLO) has been synthesized by a facile flux method followed by ball-milling and gaseous carbon coating. The carbon coated KTLO delivers a reversible specific capacity of 119.6...
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Nanosecond Photochromic Molecular Switching of a Biphenyl-Bridged Imidazole Dimer Revealed by Wide Range Transient Absorption Spectroscopy

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06001F, CommunicationTetsuo Yamaguchi, Michiel Hilbers, Paul Reinders, Yoichi Kobayashi, Albert Manfred Brouwer, Jiro Abe
We demonstrate that a biphenyl-bridged imidazole dimer exhibits fast photochromism with a thermal recovery time constant of ~100 ns, which is the fastest thermal back reaction in all reported imidazole...
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Directionality of pi-holes in nitro compounds.

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09132A, CommunicationTiddo J Mooibroek, Antonio Frontera, Antonio Bauza
A statistical survey of the Cambridge Structural Database reveals that the interaction between the pi-hole of nitro-groups and electron rich atoms is somewhat directional. High level ab initio computations indicate...
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Photoinduced Guest Transformation Promotes Translocation of Guest from Hydroxypropyl-[small beta]-Cyclodextrin to Cucurbit[7]uril

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08474H, CommunicationYuri V. Fedorov, Sergey Tkachenko, Ekaterina Chernikova, Ivan Godovikov, Olga Fedorova, Lyle D. Isaacs
We report that three-component systems comprising styryl dyes (1 or 2) and two hosts (hydroxypropyl-[small beta]-cyclodextrin (HP-[small beta]-CD) and cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7])) undergo photoinduced transformation and translocation of the styryl guest from the...
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Pyrene-based mechanically interlocked SWNTs

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08970G, CommunicationAlejandro Lopez-Moreno, Emilio M Perez
The synthesis of rotaxane-type species composed of pyrene macrocycles and SWNTs as linear components is described. Pyrene-SWNT interactions help template the ring-closing metathesis of U-shape precursors around the nanotubes.
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Compositional Dependent Activity of Cu-Pt Nanocrystals for Electrochemical Reduction of CO2

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08175G, CommunicationXin Guo, Yuxia Zhang, Chen Deng, Xinyuan Li, Yifei Xue, Yiming Yan, Kening Sun
The Cu-Pt nanocrystals (NCs) samples with concisely controlled atom ratio (Cu : Pt) are prepared by a facile strategy. We demonstrate that Cu-Pt (3:1) NCs exhibits the highest activity and...
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Supramolecular Self-assembly Nanoparticles for Chemo-Photodynamic Dual Therapy against Cisplatin Resistant Cancer Cells

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08583C, CommunicationWei Zhang, Yi Li, Jing-Hua Sun, Caiping Tan, Liangnian Ji, Zong-Wan MAO
Supramolecular self-assembly nanoparticles that can overcome cisplatin resistance were constructed by utilizing platinum(IV) prodrug bridged [small beta]-cyclodextrin dimer and adamantyl group modified porphyrin as the host and guest molecules, respectively.
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Total Synthesis of Largamide B

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08901D, CommunicationShiwei Qu, Ying Chen, Xiaoji Wang, Shipeng Chen, Zhengshuang Xu, Tao Ye
Total synthesis of the cyanobacterial metabolite largamide B and the disapproval of its originally assigned stereochemistry as well as confirmation of the revised stereochemistry are reported.
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Cation-[small pi] interactions in iminium ion activation: correlating quadrupole moment & enantioselectivity

3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08520E, CommunicationM. C. Holland, J. B. Metternich, C. Muck-Lichtenfeld, R. Gilmour
A cation-[small pi] interaction is operational in the addition of uncharged nucleophiles to iminium salts derived from MacMillan's 1st generation catalyst.
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Self-Catalysis by Aminosilanes and Strong Surface Oxidation by O2 Plasma in Plasma-Enhanced Atomic Layer Deposition of High-Quality SiO2

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08004A, CommunicationGuoyong Fang, Lina Xu, yanqiang cao, Laiguo Wang, Di Wu, Li Ai-Dong
Plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD) has been applied to prepare high-quality ultrathin films for microelectronics, catalysis, and energy applications. The possible pathways for SiO2 PE-ALD using aminosilanes and O2 plasma...
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Controlled Entry to a Heterometallic N-Heterocyclic Carbene Helicate

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08270B, CommunicationQiaoqiao Teng, Han Vinh Huynh
Metallation of a pentadentate diNHC proligand bearing a dipropyl-pyridine-2,6-dicarboxamide with silver and gold affords mono- and dinuclear, double-stranded bis(NHC) complexes as useful building blocks for metallo-supramolecules. The digold(I) complex acts...
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Self Reduction of Copper Complex MOD Ink for Inkjet Printing Conductive Patterns on Plastics

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08749F, CommunicationYousef Farraj, Michael Grouchko, Shlomo Magdassi
Highly conductive copper patterns on low-cost flexible substrates are obtained by inkjet printing a metal complex based ink. Upon heating the ink, the soluble complex, which is composed of copper...
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Facile synthesis of monodisperse Co3O4 quantum dots with efficient oxygen evolution activity

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08179J, CommunicationNan Shi, Wei Cheng, Han Zhou, Tongxiang Fan, Markus Niederberger
Monodisperse, water-dispersible Co3O4 quantum dots with sizes around 4.5 nm are prepared through a simple solution method. The resulted cobalt oxide quantum dots exhibit excellent visible-light-driven oxygen evolution activities in...
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A Conceptual Magnesium Battery with Ultrahigh Rate Capability

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08690B, CommunicationRuigang Zhang, Chen Ling, Fuminori Mizuno
A new type of rechargeable Mg battery is demonstrated, which achieves charge transfer through simultaneous transport of Mg2+ cations and halogen anions during electrochemical cycling. The novel Mg/AgCl battery shows...
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Control over Connectivity and Magnetism of Tetrahedral FeSe2 Chains through Coordination Fe-Amine Complexes

3 December, 2014 - 00:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08608B, CommunicationJoshua T. Greenfield, Chongin Pak, Saeed Kamali, Kathleen Lee, Kirill Kovnir
The synthesis and structural characterization is reported for [Fe(dien)2][FeSe2]2 and [Fe(tren)][FeSe2]2, two new mixed-valence compounds which contain infinite FeSe2 tetrahedral chains separated by Fe-amine complexes. The inter- and intra-chain magnetic...
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Highly efficient deep-blue phosphorescence from heptafluoropropyl-substituted iridium complexes

3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,58-61
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07768G, CommunicationJung-Bum Kim, Seung-Hoon Han, Kiyull Yang, Soon-Ki Kwon, Jang-Joo Kim, Yun-Hi Kim
(HFP)2Ir(pic), (HFP)2Ir(mpic), and (HFP)2Ir(fptz) with electron-withdrawing heptafluoropropyl groups exhibited wide band gaps with high PL QYs and the devices showed the EQEs of 19.7%, 21.4% and 14.2% and CIE coordinates of (0.147, 0.164), (0.146, 0.165) and (0.152, 0.148), respectively.
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RApid Parallel Protein EvaluatoR (RAPPER), from gene to enzyme function in one day

3 December, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,122-124
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08240K, CommunicationL. T. Quertinmont, R. Orru, S. Lutz
Cell-free transcription-translation systems offer an effective and versatile platform to explore the impact of genetic variations on protein function.
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One pot multicomponent tetrahydropyridine synthesis promoted by the aggregates of 6, 6-Dicyanopentafulvene supported luminescent ZnO nanoparticles

1 December, 2014 - 00:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09058F, CommunicationMeenal Kataria, Subhamay Pramanik, Manoj Kumar, Vandana Bhalla
Fluorescent pot shaped aggregates of 6, 6-Dicyanopentafulvene derivative 4 serve as reactor and stabilizer for the preparation of luminescent ZnO nanoparticles which exhibit high catalytic efficiency in one pot multicomponent...
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Single-Shot Titrations and Reaction Monitoring by Slice-Selective NMR Spectroscopy

1 December, 2014 - 00:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08329F, CommunicationThomas Niklas, Dietmar Stalke, Michael John
A new method, based on slice-selective NMR spectroscopy of inhomogeneous mixtures, is introduced to perform NMR titrations and reaction monitoring in a single experiment. The method was applied to the...
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