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Sulfur gradient-distributed CNF composite: a self-inhibiting cathode for binder-free lithium-sulfur batteries

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10277-10280
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04970E, CommunicationKun Fu, Yanpeng Li, Mahmut Dirican, Chen Chen, Yao Lu, Jiadeng Zhu, Yao Li, Linyou Cao, Philip D. Bradford, Xiangwu Zhang
A novel sulfur gradient cathode was developed with a high specific capacity and improved cycling stability for Li-S batteries.
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Emission enhancement of a coplanar [small pi]-conjugated gelator without any auxiliary substituents

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10284-10286
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04869E, CommunicationPengchong Xue, Boqi Yao, Jiabao Sun, Zhenqi Zhang, Ran Lu
A linear coplanar carbazole-based benzoxazole derivative without any auxiliary moieties could gelatinize organic solvents, and exhibited emission enhancement owing to the J-aggregate formation.
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Flavin-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of sulfides and thiols with formic acid/triethylamine

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10295-10298
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05216A, CommunicationShun-Ichi Murahashi, Dazhi Zhang, Hiroki Iida, Toshio Miyawaki, Masaaki Uenaka, Kenji Murano, Kanji Meguro
An efficient and practical method for flavin-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of sulfides and thiols with formic acid/TEA is described.
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Zero-field slow magnetic relaxation in a uranium(III) complex with a radical ligand

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10262-10264
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04486J, CommunicationJoana T. Coutinho, Maria A. Antunes, Laura C. J. Pereira, Joaquim Marcalo, Manuel Almeida
Single-molecule-magnet behaviour in [U(TpMe2)2(bipy[radical dot])], a U(III) complex with a radical bipyridine ligand, having magnetic contributions from both the metal and the ligand.
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Mechanochemical C-H bond activation: rapid and regioselective double cyclopalladation monitored by in situ Raman spectroscopy

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10287-10290
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04423A, CommunicationMarina Juribasic, Krunoslav Uzarevic, Davor Gracin, Manda Curic
The first solid-state C-H bond activation by palladium(II) acetate resulting in efficient and regioselective cyclopalladation of asymmetrically substituted azobenzene was monitored by in situ solid-state Raman spectroscopy.
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Oxidative skeletal rearrangement of 1,1[prime or minute]-binaphthalene-2,2[prime or minute]-diamines (BINAMs) via C-C bond cleavage and nitrogen migration: a versatile synthesis of U-shaped azaacenes

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10291-10294
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04911J, CommunicationYouhei Takeda, Masato Okazaki, Satoshi Minakata
An oxidative skeletal rearrangement of 1,1[prime or minute]-binaphthalene-2,2[prime or minute]-diamines (BINAMs) that involves the cleavage of a strong C-C single bond of the binaphthalene unit and the nitrogen migration has been discovered.
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The synthesis of organic charge transfer hetero-microtubules by crack welding

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10258-10261
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04602A, CommunicationJ. Kim, J. Chung, J. Hyon, T. Kwon, C. Seo, J. Nam, Y. Kang
The strain-induced cracks in organic microtubules composed of an organic charge transfer complex were selectively welded via the formation of secondary charge transfer complexes.
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A chemical switch for controlling viral infectivity

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10319-10322
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03292F, CommunicationMaximilian Horner, Beate Kaufmann, Gabriella Cotugno, Ellen Wiedtke, Hildegard Buning, Dirk Grimm, Wilfried Weber
This study describes a chemically triggered switch for controlling the infectivity of viral vectors.
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Formation of ultra-long nanoribbons by self-assembly of carbon dots and anionic oligomers for multi-colored fluorescence and electrical conduction

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10244-10247
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04835K, CommunicationGuiyang Zhang, Manqing Yan, Xiyao Teng, Hong Bi, Yuyan Han, Mingliang Tian, Mingtai Wang
Ultra-long (PS-PSS)/C-dot nanoribbons (>100 [small mu ]m) have been prepared in a facile way based on self-assembly of C-dots and anionic oligomers with a multi-colored fluorescence and an electrical conductivity of 3.368 S m-1.
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Efficient, solvent-free hydrogenation of [small alpha]-angelica lactone catalysed by Ru/C at atmospheric pressure and room temperature

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10206-10209
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03970J, CommunicationMohammad G. Al-Shaal, Peter J. C. Hausoul, Regina Palkovits
[small alpha]-Angelica lactone bears the potential to serve as an alternative platform molecule based on cellulose.
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Order-to-disorder structural transformation of a coordination polymer and its influence on proton conduction

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10241-10243
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04370G, CommunicationSatoshi Horike, Wenqian Chen, Tomoya Itakura, Munehiro Inukai, Daiki Umeyama, Hiroyuki Asakura, Susumu Kitagawa
A Cu2+ coordination framework shows order-to-disorder transformation and it is accompanied by insulator-to-protonic conductor transition.
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An efficient triazole-pyridine-bistetrazolate platform for highly luminescent lanthanide complexes

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10323-10326
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04060K, CommunicationS. Di Pietro, D. Imbert, M. Mazzanti
Two new triazole-pyridine-bistetrazolate ligands were synthesized via a versatile procedure that allows for further derivatization; their lanthanide complexes are highly luminescent in the solid state and in a PVA polymeric matrix with measured values for the luminescence quantum yield of 70(7) and 98(9)% for EuIII and TbIII, respectively.
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Hydrogen-bonded clusters of ferrocenecarboxylic acid on Au(111)

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10229-10232
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03664F, CommunicationRebecca C. Quardokus, Natalie A. Wasio, John A. Christie, Kenneth W. Henderson, Ryan P. Forrest, Craig S. Lent, Steven A. Corcelli, S. Alex Kandel
A STM image of ferrocenecarboxylic acid clusters on Au(111), showing molecular clusters with both double-row and regular pentagonal geometries.
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Massive conformational changes during thermally induced self-metalation of 2H-tetrakis-(3,5-di-tert-butyl)-phenylporphyrin on Cu(111)

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10225-10228
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03708A, CommunicationM. Stark, S. Ditze, M. Lepper, L. Zhang, H. Schlott, F. Buchner, M. Rockert, M. Chen, O. Lytken, H.-P. Steinruck, H. Marbach
2HTTBPP on Cu(111) behaves almost like a loaded spring which is held by the strong attractive interactions of the iminic nitrogens with the Cu substrate and is released upon metalation.
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Simultaneous 1H and 13C NMR enantiodifferentiation from highly-resolved pure shift HSQC spectra

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10214-10217
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04077E, CommunicationMiriam Perez-Trujillo, Laura Castanar, Eva Monteagudo, Lars T. Kuhn, Pau Nolis, Albert Virgili, R. Thomas Williamson, Teodor Parella
NMR enantiodifferentiation studies are greatly improved by the simultaneous determination of accurate 1H and 13C chemical shift differences, even smaller than the NMR resonance line width, obtained from the analysis of highly resolved cross-peaks in spectral aliased pure shift (SAPS) HSQC spectra.
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Photopatterning of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) membranes for a high level of enrichment and cleanup of nucleic acids in microfluidic chips

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10303-10306
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04410J, CommunicationMeng Xiong, Nan Hao, Tao Yu, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
An ideal photopatterning nanoporous poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) membrane has been fabricated in microchannels and displays a high level of enrichment and cleanup of nucleic acids.
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Electrodeposition of thick palladium coatings from a palladium(II)-containing ionic liquid

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10248-10250
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04079A, CommunicationStijn Schaltin, Neil R. Brooks, Jeroen Sniekers, Luc Van Meervelt, Koen Binnemans, Jan Fransaer
The first palladium-containing Liquid Metal Salts (LMS) are presented and shown to be suitable electrolytes for the electrodeposition of palladium.
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Towards intelligent bioreactor systems: triggering the release and mixing of compounds based on DNA-functionalized hybrid hydrogel

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10255-10257
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04791E, CommunicationLi Zhou, Cuie Chen, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
We have designed and synthesized an intelligent DNA-functionalized hydrogel bioreactor system that can be controlled by external stimuli.
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Electrochemical device based on a Pt nanosphere-paper working electrode for in situ and real-time determination of the flux of H2O2 releasing from SK-BR-3 cancer cells

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10315-10318
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04199B, CommunicationFang Liu, Shenguang Ge, Jinghua Yu, Mei Yan, Xianrang Song
A novel paper working electrode with Pt nanospheres grown in it (Pt-PWE) was first used as a sensor platform and then cancer cells were immobilized on the Pt-PWE (high affinity binding with aptamers).
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Tuning of surface wettability of RGO-based aerogels for various adsorbates in water using different amino acids

11 August, 2014 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10311-10314
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03383C, CommunicationWenjun Liu, Yongke Wang, Zhaohui Li
The RGO-based aerogels with varied and controllable surface wettability can be fabricated using different amino acids and used as adsorbents for various adsorbates in water.
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