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Selective synthesis of Rh5 carbonyl clusters within a polyamine dendrimer for chemoselective reduction of nitro aromatics

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6526-6529
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00976B, CommunicationZen Maeno, Takato Mitsudome, Tomoo Mizugaki, Koichiro Jitsukawa, Kiyotomi Kaneda
The selective synthesis of the [Rh5(CO)15]- cluster within the PPI dendrimer and its catalytic application for the chemoselective reduction of nitro aromatics having other reducible groups were successfully demonstrated.
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Phosphorylated dendronized poly(amido amine)s as protein analogues for directing hydroxylapatite biomineralization

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6491-6493
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00617H, CommunicationJianyu Xin, Tianchan Chen, Zaifu Lin, Ping Dong, Hong Tan, Jianshu Li
Worm-like dendronized poly(amido amine)s (DPs) bearing tri-phosphate or bis-phosphonate peripheral groups are synthesized to template the formation of hydroxylapatite, exhibiting similar functions of non-collagenous proteins in the natural biomineralization process.
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A highly sensitive nucleic acid stain based on amino-modified tetraphenylethene: the influence of configuration

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6494-6497
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02671C, CommunicationLi Xu, Zece Zhu, Xiang Zhou, Jingui Qin, Chuluo Yang
A new amino-functionalized TPE derivative shows high sensitivity as a nucleic acid stain.
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From ionic-liquid@metal-organic framework composites to heteroatom-decorated large-surface area carbons: superior CO2 and H2 uptake

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6498-6501
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02459A, CommunicationArshad Aijaz, Tomoki Akita, Hui Yang, Qiang Xu
High surface area N- and BN-decorated nanoporous carbons have been fabricated by carbonization of ionic-liquid@MOF composites.
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New synthetic pathways to the preparation of near-blue emitting heteroleptic Ir(III)N6 coordinated compounds with microsecond lifetimes

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6461-6463
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02249A, CommunicationSuraj Soman, Jennifer C. Manton, Jane L. Inglis, Yvonne Halpin, Brendan Twamley, Edwin Otten, Wesley R. Browne, Luisa De Cola, Johannes G. Vos, Mary T. Pryce
A high yield synthetic route for the preparation of N6 coordinated heteroleptic Ir(III) complexes using bidentate polypyridyl type ligands is described.
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Stable amorphous calcium oxalate: synthesis and potential intermediate in biomineralization

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6534-6536
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02146K, CommunicationMyriam Hajir, Robert Graf, Wolfgang Tremel
Amorphous calcium oxalate nanoparticles with sizes of 10-30 nm were synthesized at room temperature by the hydrolysis of a dimethyl oxalate from ethanol solution.
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A combined stretching-tilting mechanism produces negative, zero and positive linear thermal expansion in a semi-flexible Cd(II)-MOF

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6464-6467
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02634A, CommunicationPrem Lama, Raj Kumar Das, Vincent J. Smith, Leonard J. Barbour
A combined stretching-tilting mechanism in a Cd(II)-MOF displays an unusual combination of thermal expansion (TE) behaviour - i.e. negative, zero and positive, which is a rare occurrence for metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
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Organosilane surfactant-directed synthesis of hierarchical porous SAPO-34 catalysts with excellent MTO performance

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6502-6505
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02050B, CommunicationQiming Sun, Ning Wang, Dongyang Xi, Miao Yang, Jihong Yu
Using an organosilane surfactant leads to the hierarchical porous SAPO-34 crystals as an assembly of nanocrystallites, which show excellent MTO performance.
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Visible light induced fast synthesis of protein-polymer conjugates: controllable polymerization and protein activity

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6506-6508
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02277G, CommunicationXin Li, Lei Wang, Gaojian Chen, David M. Haddleton, Hong Chen
Visible light induced fast and controllable RAFT polymerization from protein as a novel method for preparing protein-polymer conjugates at ambient temperature.
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3,3[prime or minute]-(Ethane-1,2-diylidene)bis(indolin-2-one) based conjugated polymers for organic thin film transistors

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6509-6512
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02840F, CommunicationShaoyun Chen, Bin Sun, Chang Guo, Wei Hong, Yuezhong Meng, Yuning Li
3,3[prime or minute]-(Ethane-1,2-diylidene)bis(indolin-2-one) (EBI) is used as a new electron acceptor for constructing polymer semiconductors for organic thin film transistors.
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Base-catalyzed bicyclization of dialkyl glutaconates with cinnamoylacetamides: a synthetic strategy for isoquinolinedione derivatives

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6458-6460
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46931J, CommunicationLei Li, Yu-Long Zhao, He Wang, Yi-Jin Li, Xianxiu Xu, Qun Liu
Isoquinolone derivatives can be constructed by one-pot reaction of the readily available acyclic [small alpha],[small beta]-unsaturated carbonyl precursors and dialkyl glutaconates under mild basic conditions via the domino process involving [3+3] annulation/intramolecular aza-cyclization.
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Synthesis and electrocatalytic performance of atomically ordered nickel carbide (Ni3C) nanoparticles

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6451-6453
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01336K, CommunicationNor A. Fadil, Govindachetty Saravanan, Gubbala V. Ramesh, Futoshi Matsumoto, Hideki Yoshikawa, Shigenori Ueda, Toyokazu Tanabe, Toru Hara, Shinsuke Ishihara, Hideyuki Murakami, Katsuhiko Ariga, Hideki Abe
The smallest Ni3C Nps ever produced exhibited a catalytic activity superior to that of Ni Nps in the electrooxidation of NaBH4.
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Rhodium(III)-catalyzed C2-selective carbenoid functionalization and subsequent C7-alkenylation of indoles

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6483-6486
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01593B, CommunicationJingjing Shi, Yunnan Yan, Qiu Li, H. Eric Xu, Wei Yi
A mild, efficient and versatile method for Rh(III)-catalyzed C2-selective carbenoid functionalization and subsequent C7-alkenylation of indoles has been developed.
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An unexpected role of the monodentate ligand in photocatalytic hydrogen production of the pentadentate ligand-based cobalt complexes

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6520-6522
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01471E, CommunicationJingfan Xie, Qianxiong Zhou, Chao Li, Weibo Wang, Yuanjun Hou, Baowen Zhang, Xuesong Wang
The leave of one pyridyl anchor of the pentadentate ligand rather than the monodentate ligand from the inner octahedral coordination sphere of Co centre upon protonation makes the resulting Co(III) hydride more active in catalyzing proton reduction.
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EBNA1-specific luminescent small molecules for the imaging and inhibition of latent EBV-infected tumor cells

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6517-6519
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01589D, CommunicationLijun Jiang, Yin-Lai Lui, Hongguang Li, Chi-Fai Chan, Rongfeng Lan, Wai-Lun Chan, Terrence Chi-Kong Lau, George Sai-Wah Tsao, Nak-Ki Mak, Ka-Leung Wong
An EBNA1-specific small molecule (JLP2) has been synthesized and shown selective binding and inhibition of EBNA1 in vitro as potential anticancer agent.
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A switchable peptide sensor for real-time lysosomal tracking

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6443-6446
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00670D, CommunicationLei Chen, Junchen Wu, Carsten Schmuck, He Tian
A bis-spiropyran functionalized peptide 1, which exhibits good cell-permeability, biocompatibility and low cytotoxicity, has been developed for lysosomal tracking.
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A proton-conducting lanthanide metal-organic framework integrated with a dielectric anomaly and second-order nonlinear optical effect

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6513-6516
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00458B, CommunicationXiaoqiang Liang, Feng Zhang, Haixia Zhao, Wei Ye, Lasheng Long, Guangshan Zhu
A multifunctional metal-organic framework, {[Gd4(R-ttpc)2(R-Httpc)2(HCOO)2(H2O)8][middle dot]4H2O}n [JUC-125, R-H3ttpc = (3R,3[prime or minute]R,3[prime or minute][prime or minute]R)-1,1[prime or minute],1[prime or minute][prime or minute]-(1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyl)-tripiperidine-3-carboxylic acid], shows proton conduction, dielectric anomalous behaviour and a second-order NLO effect.
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TACN-based oligomers with aromatic backbones for efficient nucleic acid delivery

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6454-6457
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01210K, CommunicationWen-Jing Yi, Xing-Chi Yu, Bing Wang, Ji Zhang, Qing-Ying Yu, Xue-Dong Zhou, Xiao-Qi Yu
Oligomers with an aromatic backbone showed highly improved gene transfection efficiency compared to 25 kDa PEI.
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Size-controlled synthesis of hierarchical nanoporous iron based fluorides and their high performances in rechargeable lithium ion batteries

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6487-6490
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01762E, CommunicationYan Lu, Zhao-yin Wen, Jun Jin, Xiang-wei Wu, Kun Rui
High-performance nanostructured iron fluorides with controllable sizes were successfully synthesized using oleylamine as a size tuning agent for the first time.
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Three-dimensional NiFe layered double hydroxide film for high-efficiency oxygen evolution reaction

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6479-6482
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01625D, CommunicationZhiyi Lu, Wenwen Xu, Wei Zhu, Qiu Yang, Xiaodong Lei, Junfeng Liu, Yaping Li, Xiaoming Sun, Xue Duan
A 3D architecture of NiFe-LDH has been found to be very active for electrochemical oxygen evolution reaction.
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