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Separation of liquid domains in model membranes induced with high hydrostatic pressure

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8675-8678
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02134K, CommunicationNicola L. C. McCarthy, Oscar Ces, Robert V. Law, John M. Seddon, Nicholas J. Brooks
We have imaged the formation of membrane microdomains immediately after their induction using a novel technology platform coupling high hydrostatic pressure to fluorescence microscopy.
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A novel, colorimetric method for biogenic amine detection based on arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8712-8714
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02370J, CommunicationPei-Qiang Leng, Feng-Lan Zhao, Bin-Cheng Yin, Bang-Ce Ye
We developed a novel colorimetric method for rapid detection of biogenic amines based on arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (aaNAT).
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Spectacular photocatalytic hydrogen evolution using metal-phosphide/CdS hybrid catalysts under sunlight irradiation

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8708-8711
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01799H, CommunicationShuang Cao, Yong Chen, Chuan-Jun Wang, Xiao-Jun Lv, Wen-Fu Fu
Transition metal phosphide (CoP,Ni2P,Cu3P)/CdS hybrid catalysts were applied to heterogeneous photocatalytic hydrogen evolution and exhibited splendid photocatalytic activity with a H2-production rate of up to 254 000 [small mu ]mol h-1 g-1 and excellent stability in aqueous acidic media.
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A flow cytometer-based whole cell screening toolbox for directed hydrolase evolution through fluorescent hydrogels

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8679-8682
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01791B, CommunicationNina Lulsdorf, Christian Pitzler, Michael Biggel, Ronny Martinez, Ljubica Vojcic, Ulrich Schwaneberg
A high-throughput whole cell flow cytometer screening toolbox for hydrolases was validated by identification of improved esterase, lipase and cellulase variants.
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Self-assembly of triangular polyoxometalate-organic hybrid macroions in mixed solvents

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8630-8633
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02003D, CommunicationBaofang Zhang, Chullikkattil P. Pradeep, Leroy Cronin, Tianbo Liu
A cartoon illustrates the self-assembly process of the "triangular" shaped hybrids with TBA as countercations in acetone-water mixed solvents.
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Creating extra pores in microporous carbon via a template strategy for a remarkable enhancement of ambient-pressure CO2 uptake

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8683-8686
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01828E, CommunicationBaiyan Li, Yiming Zhang, Dingxuan Ma, Liangkui Zhu, Daliang Zhang, Matthew Chrzanowski, Zhan Shi, Shengqian Ma
The creation of extra pores by removal of the silicon template in a porous carbon material derived from carbonizing silicon-containing POP has afforded a remarkable enhancement of ambient-pressure CO2 uptake capacity.
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Surface roughness-induced speed increase for active Janus micromotors

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8660-8663
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01607J, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Udit Choudhury, Lluis Soler, John G. Gibbs, Samuel Sanchez, Peer Fischer
Fabrication protocol and surface morphology.
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Mechanochemical surface functionalisation of superparamagnetic microparticles with in situ formed crystalline metal-complexes: a fast novel core-shell particle formation method

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8687-8690
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01961C, CommunicationF. A. Brede, K. Mandel, M. Schneider, G. Sextl, K. Muller-Buschbaum
An innovative mechanochemical method is reported for the in situ formation of crystalline metal-complexes on the surface of superparamagnetic nanocomposite microparticles.
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A label-free fluorescent molecular switch for a DNA hybridization assay utilizing a G-quadruplex-selective auramine O

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8622-8625
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02624E, CommunicationHuiying Xu, Fenghua Geng, Yongxiang Wang, Maotian Xu, Xinhe Lai, Peng Qu, Yintang Zhang, Baohong Liu
A G-quadruplex molecular switch (G4-MS) assembled using auramine O and the G-rich single stranded DNA is developed for a DNA assay.
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Highly emissive, solution-processable and dynamic Eu(III)-containing coordination polymers

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8656-8659
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01793A, CommunicationAndre Duerrbeck, Sergey Gorelik, Jonathan Hobley, Ji'En Wu, Andy Hor, Nicholas Long
Preparation of new soluble dynamic coordination networks based on Eu(III) and a new, rigid ditopic pybox-related ligand.
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A platinum prodrug conjugated with a photosensitizer with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristics for drug activation monitoring and combinatorial photodynamic-chemotherapy against cisplatin resistant cancer cells

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8626-8629
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01952D, CommunicationYouyong Yuan, Chong-Jing Zhang, Bin Liu
A platinum prodrug conjugated with an AIE photosensitizer was developed for drug activation monitoring and combinatorial photodynamic-chemotherapy.
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DAST-promoted Beckmann rearrangement/intramolecular cyclization of acyclic ketoximes: access to 2-oxazolines, benzimidazoles and benzoxazoles

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8637-8639
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02155C, CommunicationHuiqin Li, Jian Qin, Zonglian Yang, Xiaoxue Guan, Lin Zhang, Peiqiu Liao, Xingqi Li
The first example of DAST-promoted Beckmann rearrangement/intramolecular cyclization of acyclic ketoximes is described, which affords 2-oxazolines, benzimidazoles and benzoxazoles.
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Characterization and real-time imaging of the FTLD-related protein aggregation induced by amyloidogenic peptides

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8652-8655
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00513B, CommunicationRuei-Yu He, Yi-Chen Huang, Chao-Wei Chiang, Yu-Ju Tsai, Ting-Juan Ye, Hua-De Gao, Chu-Ya Wu, Hsien-Ming Lee, Joseph Jen-Tse Huang
Q/N- and G-rich polypeptides from the TDP-43 C-terminus formed amyloid fibers in vitro and induced the aggregation of the transfected TDP-43-EGFP in live cells.
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Efficient room temperature aqueous Sb2S3 synthesis for inorganic-organic sensitized solar cells with 5.1% efficiencies

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8640-8643
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01966D, CommunicationKarl C. Godel, Yong Chan Choi, Bart Roose, Aditya Sadhanala, Henry J. Snaith, Sang Il Seok, Ullrich Steiner, Sandeep K. Pathak
A room-temperature aqueous chemical bath deposition technique of Sb2S3 for the manufacture of sensitized solar cells is presented, yielding power conversion efficiencies of up to 5.1%.
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Enzymatic polymerization of poly(thymine) for the synthesis of copper nanoparticles with tunable size and their application in enzyme sensing

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8644-8647
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01517K, CommunicationTai Ye, Chunying Li, Chen Su, Xinghu Ji, Jiao Zheng, Philip Tinnefeld, Zhike He
A bottom-up strategy was developed for enzyme mediated synthesis of Cu nanoparticles, which showed good sensing performance.
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Expansion of metal-redox nanosynthesis: the case study of iron gallium

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8603-8605
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02139A, CommunicationAlec Kirkeminde, Shenqiang Ren
A novel metal-redox methodology is utilized for the synthesis of magnetic FeGa nanoalloys for the first time.
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Photocatalytic multiphase micro-droplet reactors based on complex coacervation

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8600-8602
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01914A, CommunicationKangle Lv, Adam W. Perriman, Stephen Mann
Spontaneous sequestration of TiO2 nanosheets within coacervate micro-droplets is used to prepare membrane-free liquid multiphase micro-reactors with photocatalytic activity.
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Metal-organic framework tethering PNIPAM for ON-OFF controlled release in solution

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8614-8617
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02339D, CommunicationShunjiro Nagata, Kenta Kokado, Kazuki Sada
A smart metal-organic framework (MOF) exhibiting controlled release was achieved by modification with a thermoresponsive polymer (PNIPAM) on the surface.
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Side-functionalized two-dimensional polymers synthesized via on-surface Schiff-base coupling

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8664-8667
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02232K, CommunicationLirong Xu, Lili Cao, Zongxia Guo, Zeqi Zha, Shengbin Lei
An imine-based 2D polymer side-functionalized with o-hydroxyl group was designed and synthesized on a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite surface.
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Synthesis and labeling of [small alpha]-(2,9)-trisialic acid with cyanine dyes for imaging of glycan-binding receptors on living cells

9 May, 2015 - 15:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,8606-8609
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01907A, CommunicationXiao-tai Zhang, Zhen-yuan Gu, Libing Liu, Shu Wang, Guo-wen Xing
The cyanine tagged oligosialic acid was utilized as an efficient fluorescent probe to image the glycan-binding receptors on PC-12 cells.
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