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Molecular tectonics based nanopatterning of interfaces with 2D metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

2 July, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03622K, CommunicationMohamed El Garah, Artur Ciesielski, Nicolas Marets, Veronique Bulach, Mir Wais Hosseini, Paolo Samori
The nanostructuring of the graphite surface with 2DMOF, based on a combination of an acentric porphyrin tecton and a CoCl2 metallatecton, was achieved at the solid-liquid interface and characterized by scanning tunnelling microscopy.
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Dynamic covalent assembly of tribenzotriquinacenes into molecular cubes

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01794C, CommunicationStefanie Klotzbach, Thorsten Scherpf, Florian Beuerle
Molecular cubes constructed from catechol-functionalized tribenzotriquinacenes and 1,4-phenylene diboronic acids were synthesized in a one-pot procedure by crosslinking 20 individual components through a dynamic covalent approach.
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Self-assembled DNA nanostructures prepared by rolling circle amplification for the delivery of siRNA conjugates

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03834G, CommunicationCheol Am Hong, Bora Jang, Eun Hye Jeong, Hansaem Jeong, Hyukjin Lee
Large-scale preparation of DNA nanostructures for siRNA delivery has been achieved by an isothermal enzymatic amplification process.
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A new mild synthetic route to N-arylated pyridazinones from aryldiazonium salts

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8073-8076
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03190C, CommunicationOuissam El Bakouri, Daniel Cassu, Miquel Sola, Teodor Parella, Anna Pla-Quintana, Anna Roglans
A mild method to synthesise N-arylated pyridazinones is described and its mechanism unravelled by DFT calculations and experimental techniques.
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A "turn on/off" scorpion biosensor targeting point mutation of SMN genes for diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8069-8072
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03472D, CommunicationChung-An Chen, Chun-Chi Wang, Yen-Ling Chen, Yuh-Jyh Jong, Shou-Mei Wu
The principle of the scorpion-PCR for SMN1 and SMN2 genes which led to the development of a "turn on/ off" biosensor.
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Construction of fused- and spiro-oxa-[n.2.1] skeletons by a tandem epoxide rearrangement/intramolecular [3+2] cycloaddition of cyclopropanes with carbonyls

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8061-8064
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02641A, CommunicationLu-Feng Wang, Zi-Fa Shi, Xiao-Ping Cao, Bao-Sheng Li, Peng An
Fused- and spiro-oxa-[n.2.1] skeletons could be constructed by a tandem epoxide rearrangement/intramolecular [3+2] cycloaddition of cyclopropanes with carbonyls.
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One-pot synthesis of nanocaterpillar structures via in situ nanoparticlization of fully conjugated poly(p-phenylene)-block-polythiophene

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7945-7948
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02787F, CommunicationIn-Hwan Lee, Pitchamuthu Amaladass, Tae-Lim Choi
1D nanocaterpillar structures were spontaneously formed during the synthesis of fully conjugated poly(2,5-dihexyloxy-1,4-phenylene)-block-polythiophene due to the strong [small pi]-[small pi] interactions between the polythiophene blocks.
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Structural and mechanistic insights into an Fe3+-triggered quinazoline based molecular rotor

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8032-8035
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01917B, CommunicationRampal Pandey, Gabor Mehes, Amit Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Chihaya Adachi, Daya Shankar Pandey
By developing an Fe3+ responsive molecular rotor, the drastic effect of conformational switching on optical properties has been demonstrated.
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"Soldier-Sergeant-Soldier" triblock copolymers: revealing the folded structure of single-chain polymeric nanoparticles

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7990-7993
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02789B, CommunicationNobuhiko Hosono, Anja R. A. Palmans, E. W. Meijer
"Sergeant-and-Soldiers" experiments were performed on single-chain polymeric nanoparticles (SCPNs) with an ABA-type triblock architecture that gives information about the folding structure of the SCPNs.
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Exploring structural trends for complexes of Me2E(OSO2CF3)2 (E = Si, Ge, Sn) with pyridine derivatives

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7979-7981
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01109K, CommunicationAlasdair P. M. Robertson, Jordan N. Friedmann, Hilary A. Jenkins, Neil Burford
Complexes of Me2E(OTf)2 (E = Si, Ge or Sn) with pyridine derivatives reveal structural diversity defined by the covalent radius of the tetrael element.
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Chloride-assisted catalytic water oxidation

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8053-8056
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04071F, CommunicationZuofeng Chen, Javier J. Concepcion, Na Song, Thomas J. Meyer
Water oxidation catalysis by Ru(II) polypyridyl complexes is catalyzed by added Cl- by coupled redox cycles that appear to involve oxidation to Cl2, disproportionation, and oxidation of HOCl to oxygen.
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A novel anode material derived from organic-coated ZIF-8 nanocomposites with high performance in lithium ion batteries

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8057-8060
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02691H, CommunicationYuzhen Han, Pengfei Qi, Siwu Li, Xiao Feng, Junwen Zhou, Haiwei Li, Shuangyue Su, Xingguo Li, Bo Wang
A general method of preparing nanocomposites from carbon-coated ZIF-8 is introduced. Pyrolysis of these nanocomposites gives anode materials with high capacity (750 mA h g-1) and improved cyclability.
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Semi-artificial and bioactive ferroxidase with nanoparticles as the active sites

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8021-8023
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03477E, CommunicationL. Li, L. Zhang, U. Carmona, M. Knez
L-chain apoferritin can be turned into a more stable and cellular active ferroxidase with nanoparticles as the artificial active sites.
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Well-defined nano-sunflowers formed by self-assembly of a rod-coil amphiphile in water and their morphology transformation based on a water-soluble pillar[5]arene

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8040-8042
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03442B, CommunicationYujuan Zhou, Yong Yao, Min Xue
Well-defined nano-sunflowers were constructed by self-assembling a rod-coil amphiphile in water. They transformed into fluorescent vesicles upon addition of a water soluble pillar[5]arene. However, Ag2O could prohibit this transformation.
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Dominant behaviours in the expression of human carbonic anhydrase hCA I activity

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8043-8046
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03289F, CommunicationM. Yahia M. Abdelrahim, Muhammet Tanc, Jean-Yves Winum, Claudiu T. Supuran, Mihail Barboiu
Dynamic deconvolution of DCLs of inhibitors (CAIs) and activators (CAAs) of hCA I show that the inhibitory effects dominate over the activating ones.
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Nickel-catalysed carboxylation of organoboronates

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8010-8013
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03650F, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Yusuke Makida, Enrico Marelli, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan
A nickel/N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalysed carboxylation of aryl-, heteroaryl- and alkenylboronates, affording the corresponding carboxylic acids, has been developed.
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Controlling the sign and magnitude of screw-sense preference from the C-terminus of an achiral helical foldamer

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7949-7952
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03261F, CommunicationBryden A. F. Le Bailly, Jonathan Clayden
The global screw-sense preference of an achiral helical oligomer is best controlled from its C-terminus by a single Ala monomer.
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Octahedral to trigonal prismatic distortion driven by subjacent orbital [small pi] antibonding interactions and modulated by ligand redox noninnocence

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7956-7959
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03404J, CommunicationJacqueline Cipressi, Seth N. Brown
Ruthenium and osmium bis(amidodiphenoxides) distort towards trigonal prismatic geometries to minimize aryloxide-to-metal [small pi]* interactions, limited by increasing degree of oxidation of the redox-active ligand.
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Native chemical ubiquitination using a genetically incorporated azidonorleucine

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,7971-7974
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03721A, CommunicationRenliang Yang, Xiaobao Bi, Fupeng Li, Yuan Cao, Chuan-Fa Liu
A genetically incorporated azidonorleucine serves as a lysine precursor for site-selective ubiquitination of a recombinant protein through an auxiliary group.
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Conjugated microporous polytriphenylamine networks

30 June, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8002-8005
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03026E, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Yaozu Liao, Jens Weber, Charl F. J. Faul
Conjugated microporous polytriphenylamine networks with surface areas of 530 m2 g-1 were synthesized via Buchwald-Hartwig coupling, resulting in high CO2 uptake (up to 6.5 wt%) and CO2-N2 selectivity (75) at 1 bar and 303 K.
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