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Nitroarene reduction: a trusted model reaction to test nanoparticle catalysts

27 May, 2015 - 20:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9410-9431
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01131K, Feature ArticleTeresa Aditya, Anjali Pal, Tarasankar Pal
Spectrophotometric monitoring of nitrophenol reduction to aminophenol in the presence of nanoparticle catalysts becomes a universal reaction to test a nanocatalyst.
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High proton conduction in a new alkali metal-templated open-framework aluminophosphate

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9317-9319
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03116H, CommunicationYanjun Sun, Yan Yan, Yanyan Wang, Yi Li, Jiyang Li, Jihong Yu
High proton conduction has been found in a new alkali metal-templated open-framework aluminophosphate Na6[(AlPO4)8(OH)6][middle dot]8H2O with 2D intersecting 8-ring channels.
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N-Heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed [2+3] cyclocondensation of [small alpha]-chloroaldehydes with azomethine imines

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9328-9331
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01238D, CommunicationZhong-Hua Gao, Xiang-Yu Chen, Jin-Tang Cheng, Wei-Lin Liao, Song Ye
The N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed enantioselective [2+3] cyclocondensation of [small alpha]-chloroaldehydes with azomethine imines was developed to give the corresponding pyrazolidinones in good yields with excellent enantioselectivities.
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Synthetic anion transporters that bear a terminal ethynyl group

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9339-9342
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01903F, CommunicationEun-Bee Lee, Hyunil Ryu, Insu Lee, Sangbaek Choi, Jung-Ho Hong, Sun Min Kim, Tae-Joon Jeon, Dong-Gyu Cho
Non-pyrrolic synthetic anion transporters without cytotoxicity are capable of transporting the chloride anion through membranes.
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Stable and efficient hole transporting materials with a dimethylfluorenylamino moiety for perovskite solar cells

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9305-9308
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01471A, CommunicationHyeju Choi, Jin Woo Cho, Moon-Sung Kang, Jaejung Ko
This communication describes the synthesis of two novel HTMs with a dimethylfluorenylamino moiety. The fluorenyl moiety plays a key role in preventing aggregation via molecular stacking and greater resistance to degradation, which resulted in a significant improvement in stability.
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Al(OH)3 facilitated synthesis of water-soluble, magnetic, radiolabelled and fluorescent hydroxyapatite nanoparticles

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9332-9335
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02259B, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.X. Cui, M. A. Green, P. J. Blower, D. Zhou, Y. Yan, W. Zhang, K. Djanashvili, D. Mathe, D. S. Veres, K. Szigeti
Radiolabelling, magnetic and fluorescent properties are incorporated in one single Fe3O4@HA nanoparticle with potential application as trimodal probes.
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Biotin-guided anticancer drug delivery with acidity-triggered drug release

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9343-9345
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03003J, CommunicationSoyeon Park, Eunjin Kim, Won Young Kim, Chulhun Kang, Jong Seung Kim
A novel biotin-guided anticancer drug delivery system, prodrug 9, consisting of biotin, nitrobenzene, and doxorubicin, with acid-triggered drug releasing capability was synthesized.
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In situ synthesis of Na2Ti7O15 nanotubes on a Ti net substrate as a high performance anode for Na-ion batteries

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9298-9300
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02612A, CommunicationHuan Li, Hailong Fei, Xin Liu, Jie Yang, Mingdeng Wei
Na2Ti7O15 nanotubes on a Ti net substrate were fabricated for the first time and exhibited excellent cycling performance.
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Pendant ionic groups of conjugated oligoelectrolytes govern their ability to intercalate into microbial membranes

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9294-9297
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01724F, CommunicationA. W. Thomas, C. Catania, L. E. Garner, G. C. Bazan
The ionic groups of lipid membrane intercalating conjugated oligoelectrolytes affect their interaction with E. coli and application in microbial fuel cells.
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RGD-decorated conjugated polymer particles as fluorescent biomedical probes prepared by Sonogashira dispersion polymerization

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9358-9361
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10092A, CommunicationNaveed Anwar, Anne Rix, Wiltrud Lederle, Alexander J. C. Kuehne
We present a one-step Sonogashira dispersion polymerization generating monodisperse conjugated polymer particles with acetylene units on their surface. These moieties can be bio-functionalized using copper-free thiol-yne click chemistry providing fluorescent probes for cell labelling and imaging.
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A simple fluorescent off-on probe for the discrimination of cysteine from glutathione

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9388-9390
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02788H, CommunicationXinghui Gao, Xiaohua Li, Lihong Li, Jin Zhou, Huimin Ma
A simple fluorescent off-on probe for discrimination of cysteine from glutathione has been developed by combining resorufin with 7-nitrobenzofurazan.
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One-pot synthesis of high-performance Co/graphene electrocatalysts for glucose fuel cells free of enzymes and precious metals

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9354-9357
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01462J, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Suqin Ci, Zhenhai Wen, Shun Mao, Yang Hou, Shumao Cui, Zhen He, Junhong Chen
Nanohybrids of nitrogen-doped graphene loading Co nanoparticles exhibit excellent electrocatalytic performance for both glucose oxidation reaction and oxygen reduction reaction.
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Iron-mediated C-H coupling of arenes and unactivated terminal alkenes directed by sulfur

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9272-9275
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02676H, CommunicationCraig W. Cavanagh, Miles H. Aukland, Alan Hennessy, David J. Procter
A sulfur-directed Fe(III)-mediated ortho C-H coupling of arenes with unactivated terminal alkenes gives products of regioselective alkene chloroarylation.
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The synthesis of carbonyl 2-amino-pyrimidines via tandem regioselective heterocyclization of 1,3-diynes with guanidine and selective oxidation

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9370-9373
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02238J, CommunicationLiang Zhang, Mingzhu Zhao, Xiaoming Zhao
A highly efficient one-pot approach for the synthesis of carbonyl 2-amino-pyrimidines from 1,3-diynes and guanidine in the presence of Cs2CO3 and DMSO has been described. This methodology proves to be a tandem regioselective heterocyclization of 1,3-diynes with guanidine and selective oxidation.
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A new design of organic radical batteries (ORBs): carbon nanotube buckypaper electrode functionalized by electrografting

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9301-9304
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02420J, CommunicationAbdelhafid Aqil, Alexandru Vlad, Marie-Laure Piedboeuf, Mohamed Aqil, Nathalie Job, Sorin Melinte, Christophe Detrembleur, Christine Jerome
A novel hybrid material displaying a fast and reversible charge storage capability is prepared by electrografting of an alkoxyamine-bearing acrylate onto a carbon nanotubes buckypaper.
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The role of surface hydrolysis of ferricyanide anions in crystal growth of snowflake-shaped [small alpha]-Fe2O3

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9350-9353
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02011E, CommunicationZhong Liu, Chang-Yang Chiang, Wu Li, Wuzong Zhou
Selective adsorption and surface hydrolysis of [Fe(CN)6]3- anions on [small alpha]-Fe2O3 crystals was found to be a crucial process in the formation of a snowflake-like morphology, and the established mechanism is complementary to the classical theories of crystal growth.
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Matrix-free synthesis of spin crossover micro-rods showing a large hysteresis loop centered at room temperature

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9346-9349
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02949J, CommunicationHaonan Peng, Gabor Molnar, Lionel Salmon, Azzedine Bousseksou
Acicular micro-rods of the novel [Fe(Htrz)3](CF3SO3)2 complex exhibiting large hysteretic spin crossover behavior perfectly centered at room temperature.
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para-Sulphonato-calix[n]arenes as selective activators for the passage of molecules across the Caco-2 model intestinal membrane

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9374-9376
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01777G, CommunicationEszter Roka, Miklos Vecsernyes, Ildiko Bacskay, Caroline Felix, Moez Rhimi, Anthony W. Coleman, Florent Perret
The passage of Lucifer Yellow across the Caco-2 intestinal model membrane has been studied for the para-sulphonato-calix[n]arenes (CnS), the results show C4S and C8S activate membrane passage when used simultaneously with Lucifer Yellow, whereas C6S has no effect.
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VCD spectroscopy as an excellent probe of chiral metal complexes containing a carbon monoxide vibrational chromophore

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9385-9387
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02170G, CommunicationMarco Fuse, Giuseppe Mazzeo, Giovanna Longhi, Sergio Abbate, Daniele Zerla, Isabella Rimoldi, Alessandro Contini, Edoardo Cesarotti
[small eta]5-Menthyl-C5H4Ru(II) carbonyl complexes show VCD of CO; the stretching is very sensitive and diagnostic to the (R)Ru/(S)Ru metal chirality.
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A dendrimer-assisted magnetic graphene-silica hydrophilic composite for efficient and selective enrichment of glycopeptides from the complex sample

25 May, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,9391-9394
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01980J, CommunicationHao Wan, Junfeng Huang, Zhongshan Liu, Jinan Li, Weibing Zhang, Hanfa Zou
A novel composite demonstrates the efficient hydrophilic enrichment of glycopeptides from the complex sample.
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