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Li-Se battery: absence of lithium polyselenides in carbonate based electrolyte

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5576-5579
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00934G, CommunicationYanjie Cui, Ali Abouimrane, Cheng-Jun Sun, Yang Ren, Khalil Amine
The absence of lithium polyselenides in the Li-Se cell using carbonate based electrolyte prevents the occurrence of shuttle effect.
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A preferable molecular crystal membrane for H2 gas separation

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5662-5664
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01494D, CommunicationYuichi Takasaki, Satoshi Takamizawa
A high H2 permeability (P), which does not obey the Knudsen diffusion law, was observed through a microporous single-crystal membrane.
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Efficient and exceptionally selective semireduction of alkynes using a supported gold catalyst under a CO atmosphere

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5626-5628
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01595A, CommunicationShu-Shuang Li, Xiang Liu, Yong-Mei Liu, He-Yong He, Kang-Nian Fan, Yong Cao
A new efficient method for semireduction of alkynes using CO/H2O as the hydrogen source catalyzed by gold supported on high surface area TiO2 was developed. A facile and practical synthesis of 1,2-dideuterioalkenes was also achieved by using CO/D2O as the reducing agent.
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Synthesis and optical properties of water-soluble biperylene-based dendrimers

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5648-5651
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01742K, CommunicationPin Shao, Ningyang Jia, Shaojuan Zhang, Mingfeng Bai
Three red-emissive biperylene-based dendrimers existing mainly as monomeric molecules in water were developed and the photophysical properties were studied.
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Tunable light emission from co-assembled structures of benzothiadiazole molecules

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5600-5603
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01685H, CommunicationKaushik Balakrishnan, Wei-Liang Hsu, Shuntaro Mataka, Stanley Pau
Tunable light emission ([similar]510-690 nm) achieved from co-localized, co-assembled structures of two different 4,7-substituted benzothiadiazole molecules.
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In situ generation of sulfoxides with predetermined chirality via a structural template with a chiral-at-metal ruthenium complex

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5644-5647
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01907E, CommunicationZheng-Zheng Li, Su-Yang Yao, Jin-Ji Wu, Bao-Hui Ye
The reaction of [capital Delta]/[capital Lambda]-[Ru(bpy)2(py)2]2+ with a sulfide, and then oxidation, provide the corresponding [capital Delta]-[Ru(bpy)2{(R)-OSO-iPr}]+ and [capital Lambda]-[Ru(bpy)2{(S)-OSO-iPr}]+, which can be converted to chiral sulfoxides.
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Endoplasmic reticulum targeted chemotherapeutics: the remarkable photo-cytotoxicity of an oxovanadium(IV) vitamin-B6 complex in visible light

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5590-5592
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02093F, CommunicationSamya Banerjee, Akanksha Dixit, Radhika N. Shridharan, Anjali A. Karande, Akhil R. Chakravarty
An oxovanadium(IV) Schiff base vitamin-B6 complex of (acridinyl)dipyridophenazine shows ER-targeted photo-induced anticancer activity while being non-toxic in the dark and to normal cells.
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Diffusive fingering in a precipitation reaction driven by autocatalysis

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5580-5582
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00142G, CommunicationEszter Toth-Szeles, Agota Toth, Dezso Horvath
The interaction of an autocatalytic reaction with a fast precipitation reaction produces a permanent pattern with precipitate-free zones.
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Synthesis and derivatization of highly-functionalized [small lambda]5-phospholes

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5597-5599
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02089H, CommunicationJavier Ruiz, Marta P. Gonzalo, Marilin Vivanco, Santiago Garcia-Granda
A variety of peripheral functionalities are present in [small lambda]5-phospholes prepared by regiospecific [3+2] cycloaddition reactions of diphosphinoketenimines with electron-poor alkenes.
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Surprising acidity of hydrated lithium cations in organic solvents

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5554-5557
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01892C, CommunicationHaiqiang Deng, Pekka Peljo, T. Jane Stockmann, Liang Qiao, Tuomas Vainikka, Kyosti Kontturi, Marcin Opallo, Hubert H. Girault
The surprising acidity of hydrated lithium cations was found to have a significant role in catalyzing many chemical reactions.
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Synthesis of naphthalene amino esters and arylnaphthalene lactone lignans through tandem reactions of 2-alkynylbenzonitriles

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5641-5643
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01738B, CommunicationYan He, Xinying Zhang, Xuesen Fan
A novel and efficient synthesis of naphthalene amino esters and arylnaphthalene lactone lignans via the tandem reaction of 2-alkynylbenzonitriles is presented.
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A physical operation of hydrodynamic orientation of an azobenzene supramolecular assembly with light and sound

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5615-5618
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02078B, CommunicationYasuhisa Hotta, Shunsuke Suiko, Jin Motoyanagi, Hiroshi Onishi, Taisuke Ihozaki, Ryuichi Arakawa, Akihiko Tsuda
Photoisomerizations of a newly designed azobenzene derivative reversibly change its self-assembly in a solution to form twisted supramolecular nanofibers and amorphous aggregates, respectively, and turns their capability for acoustic alignment on and off.
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Unusual coordination of tetrylenes to molybdenum carbonyl fragments

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5561-5564
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00999A, CommunicationFelicitas Lips, Joshua D. Queen, James C. Fettinger, Philip P. Power
Reactions of tetrylenes Ge(SArMe6)2 and Sn(SArMe6)2 with [Mo(CO)4(NBD)] (NBD = bicyclo[2.2.1]hepta-2,5-diene (norbornadiene)) yield compounds with unusual coordination of the molybdenum carbonyl fragment to the sulfur atoms of the thiolato ligands.
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Atypical stoichiometry for a 3D bimetallic oxalate-based long-range ordered magnet exhibiting high proton conductivity

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5629-5632
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00607K, CommunicationCatalin Maxim, Sylvie Ferlay, Hiroko Tokoro, Shin-Ichi Ohkoshi, Cyrille Train
A 3D achiral oxalate based coordination compound of formula (NH4)5[MnII2CrIII3(ox)9][middle dot]10H2O, with an unusual MnII/CrIII ratio, exhibits an antiferromagnetic long-range ordering whereas its guests favour high proton conductivity.
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Common metal of copper(0) as an efficient catalyst for preparation of nitriles and imines by controlling additives

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5637-5640
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01389A, CommunicationJiaqing Wang, Shuanglong Lu, Xueqin Cao, Hongwei Gu
By careful choice of additives, nitriles and imines can be afforded in high yields through the same benzylic oxidation.
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Mechanistic insight into the hydroxylation of alkanes by a nonheme iron(V)-oxo complex

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5572-5575
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01058B, CommunicationEunji Kwon, Kyung-Bin Cho, Seungwoo Hong, Wonwoo Nam
The alkane hydroxylation by a mononuclear nonheme iron(V)-oxo complex occurs via a hydrogen-atom abstraction-oxygen non-rebound mechanism.
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Cyclometalated iridium(III)-[small beta]-carboline complexes as potent autophagy-inducing agents

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5611-5614
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01461H, CommunicationLiang He, Si-Yan Liao, Cai-Ping Tan, Yi-Ying Lu, Cui-Xia Xu, Liang-Nian Ji, Zong-Wan Mao
Two cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes exhibit high anticancer activity through the induction of autophagic cell death via the inhibition of mTOR signalling.
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Amino group binding peptide aptamers with double disulphide-bridged loops selected by in vitro selection using cDNA display

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5608-5610
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00799A, CommunicationYuki Mochizuki, Koichi Nishigaki, Naoto Nemoto
Double disulphide-bridged loops of peptide aptamer are indispensable for the amino group recognition.
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A facile method for the synthesis of the Li0.3La0.57TiO3 solid state electrolyte

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5593-5596
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00335G, CommunicationQifeng Zhang, Nick Schmidt, Jolin Lan, Whungwhoe Kim, Guozhong Cao
A facile method was developed for the synthesis of the Li0.3La0.57TiO3 solid state electrolyte, producing decent grain conductivity and overall conductivity on the order of 10-4 S cm-1 and 10-5 S cm-1, respectively.
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Conversion of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to a cyclopentanone derivative by ring rearrangement over supported Au nanoparticles

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5633-5636
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49591D, CommunicationJunya Ohyama, Ryusuke Kanao, Akihiko Esaki, Atsushi Satsuma
Supported Au nanoparticles showed efficient catalytic performance for the ring rearrangement of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) to a cyclopentanone derivative, 3-hydroxymethylcyclopentanone (HCPN).
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