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Spectroscopic characterization of a phenolate bound FeII-O2 adduct: gauging the relative "push" effect of a phenolate axial ligand

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5218-5220
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47528J, CommunicationPradip Kumar Das, Kaustuv Mittra, Abhishek Dey
Gauging the trans effect of phenolate.
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Simple procedure for mono- and bis-end-functionalization of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene)s using chalcogens

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5310-5312
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47560C, CommunicationKen Okamoto, Christine K. Luscombe
Simple quenching method to synthesize mono- and bis-end-functionalized regioregular poly(3-hexylthophene)s using chalcogens is presented.
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Mechanosynthesis of pharmaceutically relevant sulfonyl-(thio)ureas

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5248-5250
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47905F, CommunicationDavin Tan, Vjekoslav Strukil, Cristina Mottillo, Tomislav Friscic
Solvent-free mechanochemical coupling provides pharmaceutically relevant sulfonyl-(thio)ureas, including anti-diabetic drugs tolbutamide, chlorpropamide and glibenclamide, rapidly and in high yield.
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Engineering ultrasmall water-soluble gold and silver nanoclusters for biomedical applications

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5143-5155
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47512C, Feature ArticleZhentao Luo, Kaiyuan Zheng, Jianping Xie
With some critical biological considerations, biomolecule-protected gold and silver nanoclusters were identified to be suitable for biomedical applications, and efficient synthetic strategies and potential biomedical applications of these nanoclusters were discussed.
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Gold(I) mediated rearrangement of [7]-helicene to give a benzo[cd]pyrenium cation embedded in a chiral framework

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5251-5253
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46986G, CommunicationRaphael J. F. Berger, Matthew J. Fuchter, Ingo Krossing, Henry S. Rzepa, Julia Schaefer, Harald Scherer
The facile gold-mediated skeletal rearrangement of [7]-helicene into a cationic polyaromatic hydrocarbon is described.
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Investigating the reactivities of a polyketide synthase module through fluorescent click chemistry

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5276-5278
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47513A, CommunicationAmanda Jane Hughes, Matthew R. Tibby, Drew T. Wagner, Johnathan N. Brantley, Adrian T. Keatinge-Clay
A method for monitoring in vitro polyketide synthesis has been developed whereby nonchromophoric polyketide products are made brightly fluorescent in a simple, rapid, inexpensive, and bioorthogonal manner through CuAAC with a sulforhodamine B azide derivative.
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Modulating guest binding in sulfonylcalixarene-based metal-organic supercontainers

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5385-5387
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47420H, CommunicationFeng-Rong Dai, Dustin C. Becht, Zhenqiang Wang
A neutral metal-organic supercontainer (MOSC) has been functionalized as an anionic container, leading to enhanced adsorption capacity for polar guests.
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The final unadorned tris(azolyl)borate: finishing what Trofimenko started in 1966

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5273-5275
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47151A, CommunicationBrianna C. Hughes, Zheng Lu, David M. Jenkins
The final addition to the tris(azolyl)borate ligand family, tris(1,2,3-triazolyl)borate, has been synthesized.
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2-(Aryl-sulfonyl)oxetanes as designer 3-dimensional fragments for fragment screening: synthesis and strategies for functionalisation

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5203-5205
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46450D, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Kate F. Morgan, Ian A. Hollingsworth, James A. Bull
Oxetane synthesis by intramolecular C-C bond formation efficiently provides 2-sulfonyloxetanes, which are further derivatised maintaining the oxetane ring intact.
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Probing morphological changes in polymersomes with magnetic birefringence

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5394-5396
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47483F, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Roger S. M. Rikken, Harmen H. M. Kerkenaar, Roeland J. M. Nolte, Jan C. Maan, Jan C. M. van Hest, Peter C. M. Christianen, Daniela A. Wilson
Magnetic birefringence was used for in situ monitoring of the morphological changes in diamagnetic polymersomes during shape-transformation by dialysis.
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Face-on stacking and enhanced out-of-plane hole mobility in graphene-templated copper phthalocyanine

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5319-5321
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47516F, CommunicationJeffrey M. Mativetsky, He Wang, Stephanie S. Lee, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, Yueh-Lin Loo
The out-of-plane hole mobility in copper phthalocyanine is enhanced by face-on molecular stacking induced by graphene-templated growth.
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Recent progress in the construction of cavity-cored supramolecular metallodendrimers via coordination-driven self-assembly

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5156-5170
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47484D, Feature ArticleLin Xu, Li-Jun Chen, Hai-Bo Yang
This feature article reviews the recent progress in the construction of cavity-cored supramolecular metallodendrimers via coordination-driven self-assembly.
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A fluorogenic probe for recognizing 5-hydroxylysine inspired by serine/threonine ligation

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5298-5300
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47465H, CommunicationChun Ling Tung, Hiu Yung Lam, Jianchao Xu, Xuechen Li
A coumarin-based non-fluorescent probe can selectively react with 5-hydroxylysine-containing peptides, leading to a fluorescent tag.
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Can non-polar hydrogen atoms accept hydrogen bonds?

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5212-5214
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46048G, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Lixu Yang, Thomas A. Hubbard, Scott L. Cockroft
A combined solution-phase and theoretical investigation reveals that Si-H can act as a fully neutral H-bond acceptor in solution, but only just.
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Structural and electrochemical characterization of a cerium(IV) hydroxamate complex: implications for the beneficiation of light rare earth ores

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5361-5363
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46486E, CommunicationHeui Beom Lee, Justin A. Bogart, Patrick J. Carroll, Eric J. Schelter
Reaction of N-phenyl-pivalohydroxamic acid with CeIII precursors leads to a homoleptic hydroxamate complex: CeIV[tBuC(O)N(O)Ph]4.
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68Ga chelating bioorthogonal tetrazine polymers for the multistep labeling of cancer biomarkers

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5215-5217
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49530B, CommunicationBrandon Nichols, Zhengtao Qin, Jun Yang, David R. Vera, Neal K. Devaraj
There has been significant interest in the use of bioorthogonal inverse Diels-Alder cycloadditions in molecular imaging. We have developed metal chelating tetrazine probes that extend tetrazine cycloadditions to the convenient and generator produced positron emitting isotope gallium-68 (68Ga).
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Enhanced activity and stability of organophosphorus hydrolase via interaction with an amphiphilic polymer

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5345-5348
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47675H, CommunicationMinkyu Kim, Manos Gkikas, Aaron Huang, Jeon Woong Kang, Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Ramanathan Nagarajan, Bradley D. Olsen
A simple approach to enhancing the activity and stability of organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH) is developed based on interactions between the hydrophobic poly(propylene oxide) (PPO) block of amphiphilic Pluronics and the enzyme.
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Catalytic nanoreactors in continuous flow: hydrogenation inside single-walled carbon nanotubes using supercritical CO2

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5200-5202
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49247H, CommunicationThomas W. Chamberlain, James H. Earley, Daniel P. Anderson, Andrei N. Khlobystov, Richard A. Bourne
One nanometre wide carbon nanoreactors are utilised as the reaction vessel for catalytic chemical reactions on a preparative scale.
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Organocatalytic photoreduction of Zn(II) to zinc metal

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5196-5199
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47633B, CommunicationAnthony C. Brooks, Katherine Basore, Stefan Bernhard
The photoreduction of Zn(II) to Zn metal catalyzed by 8-hydroxyquinoline derivatives is reported.
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Chemical consequences of mechanical bonding in catenanes and rotaxanes: isomerism, modification, catalysis and molecular machines for synthesis

22 April, 2014 - 17:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5128-5142
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47842D, Feature ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Edward A. Neal, Stephen M. Goldup
We highlight some of the less discussed consequences of mechanical bonding for the chemical behaviour of catenanes and rotaxanes, including striking recent examples where molecular motion controls chemical reactions.
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