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Palladium-catalyzed synthesis of polysubstituted quinolines from 2-amino aromatic ketones and alkynes

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5583-5585
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00939H, CommunicationWang Zhou, Jianhua Lei
A palladium-catalyzed one-pot method for the synthesis of quinolines from commercial or readily available 2-amino aromatic ketones and alkynes is reported for the first time.
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On the road towards electroactive covalent organic frameworks

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5531-5546
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46767H, Feature ArticleMirjam Dogru, Thomas Bein
This Feature Article discusses key aspects of the design of covalent organic frameworks with a focus on electroactive COFs for potential optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications.
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Three-component vesicle aggregation driven by adhesion interactions between Au nanoparticles and polydopamine-coated nanotubes

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00609G, CommunicationHaibao Jin, Yongfeng Zhou, Wei Huang, Yongli Zheng, Xinyuan Zhu, Deyue Yan
Large-scale and robust vesicle aggregates were obtained through three-component molecular recognition among cell-sized polymer vesicles, carbon nanotubes and Au nanoparticles driven by adhesion interactions between Au and polydopamine.
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Cooperative ion-exchange and self-redox process to load catalytic metal nanoparticles into a MOF with Johnson-type cages

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00468J, CommunicationYan-Xi Tan, Yan-Ping He, Jian Zhang
Through a cooperative ion-exchange and self-redox process, a new MOF material with high hydrocarbon selectivity successfully produced Pd- or Ag-NPs in its pores without any external reducing agents, leading to the formation of M-NP-embedded crystalline materials, Pd@1 and Ag@1.
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Programmable drug release using bioresponsive mesoporous silica nanoparticles for site-specific oral drug delivery

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5547-5550
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00620H, CommunicationAmirali Popat, Siddharth Jambhrunkar, Jun Zhang, Jie Yang, Honwei Zhang, Anand Meka, Chengzhong Yu
Programme Me! Programmable mesoporous silica based nanoparticles are produced via a combination of an amino modified surface and a coating of bio-responsive soy protein.
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Redox-triggered changes in the self-assembly of a ferrocene-peptide conjugate

30 April, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5551-5553
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49268K, CommunicationBimalendu Adhikari, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
Redox and ultrasound directed self-assembly of a ferrocene-peptide conjugate was studied, showing redox-controlled reorganization between gel nanofibers and spherical micelles.
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A synthetic model for the oxygen-evolving complex in Sr2+-containing photosystem II

28 April, 2014 - 18:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02349H, CommunicationChanghui Chen, Chunxi Zhang, Hongxing Dong, Jingquan Zhao
A novel heterometallic MnSr complex containing Mn3SrO4 cuboidal moiety and all types of [small mu ]-O2- moieties observed in the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) in Sr2+-containing photosystem II (PSII) has been synthesized and...
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Rh(III)-catalyzed synthesis of 1-aminoindole derivatives from 2-acetyl-1-arylhydrazines and diazo compounds in water

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01520G, CommunicationYujie Liang, Ke Yu, Bin Li, Shansheng Xu, Haibin Song, Baiquan Wang
Rh(III)-catalyzed synthesis of 1-aminoindole derivatives from 2-acetyl-1-arylhydrazines and diazo compounds has been developed, through tandem C-H activation, cyclization and condensation.
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Self-decoration of Pt metal particles on TiO2 nanotubes used for highly efficient photocatalytic H2 production

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01287A, CommunicationSulaiman N. Basahel, Kiyoung Lee, Robert Hahn, Patrik Schmuki, Salem M. Bawaked, Shaeel A. Al-Thabaiti
Pt decorated TiO2 has, over the past decades, been a key material for photocatalytic hydrogen production.
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Biosynthesis of the antibiotic tropodithietic acid by the marine bacterium Phaeobacter inhibens

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5487-5489
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01924E, CommunicationNelson L. Brock, Alexander Nikolay, Jeroen S. Dickschat
The biosynthesis of the antibiotic tropodithietic acid from Phaeobacter inhibens was investigated in a combined feeding, knockout and bioinformatic study.
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One-pot synthesis of magnetic particle-embedded porous carbon composites from metal-organic frameworks and their sorption properties

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5476-5479
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01914H, CommunicationHee Jung Lee, Won Cho, Eunji Lim, Moonhyun Oh
Nano- and micro-composites comprised of porous carbon and magnetic particles are prepared by one-step pyrolysis of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The porosity and compositions of resulting materials are facilely regulated by altering the pyrolysis temperature and changing the organic building blocks incorporated within the initial MOFs.
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Conformational change and biocatalysis-triggered spectral shift of single Au nanoparticles

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5480-5483
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01335B, CommunicationYun Zhao, Ya-Kai He, Jing Zhang, Feng-Bin Wang, Kang Wang, Xing-Hua Xia
The conformational change of guanine-rich DNA and the biocatalytic process of DNAzyme are observed directly on single gold nanoparticles through NPPR spectra.
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Anisotropic growth of the thiophene-based layer on Si(111)-B

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5484-5486
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01674B, CommunicationA. Rochefort, Y. Makoudi, A. Maillard, J. Jeannoutot, J. Blier, F. Cherioux, F. Palmino
Large scale STM simulation of an anisotropic array of thiophene-based molecules on Si(111)-B.
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A facile and general route to 3-((trifluoromethyl)thio)benzofurans and 3-((trifluoromethyl)thio)benzothiophenes

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5494-5496
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01904K, CommunicationJie Sheng, Congbin Fan, Jie Wu
The reactions of trifluoromethanesulfanylamide with 1-methoxy-2-alkynylbenzenes or methyl(2-alkynylphenyl)sulfanes promoted by BiCl3 proceed smoothly, leading to 3-((trifluoromethyl)thio)benzofurans and 3-((trifluoromethyl)thio)benzothiophenes in good yields.
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Defocused differential interference contrast microscopy imaging of single plasmonic anisotropic nanoparticles

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5500-5502
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01567C, CommunicationJi Won Ha, Ning Fang
The scattered light from a gold nanorod aligned closer to the polarization directions enables us to resolve its spatial orientation under a defocused DIC microscope.
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A CO2-responsive pillar[5]arene: synthesis and self-assembly in water

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5503-5505
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01704H, CommunicationKecheng Jie, Yong Yao, Xiaodong Chi, Feihe Huang
The aggregate morphology of a novel CO2-responsive pillar[5]arene in water was reversibly controlled between toroid-like assemblies and irregular aggregates by bubbling CO2 and N2 repeatedly. Furthermore, this pillar[5]arene self-assembled into micelles after the treatment with HCl.
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A carbon-coated TiO2(B) nanosheet composite for lithium ion batteries

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5506-5509
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01888E, CommunicationZhenyu Sun, Xing Huang, Martin Muhler, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Edgar Ventosa
C-coated TiO2(B) synthesized by the hydrolysis of TiCl3 followed by vacuum annealing delivers excellent performance as an anode for Li-ion batteries.
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Use of solvent to regulate the degree of polymerisation in weakly associated supramolecular oligomers

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5497-5499
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01514B, CommunicationSteffen Bahring, Dong Sub Kim, Troels Duedal, Vincent M. Lynch, Kent A. Nielsen, Jan O. Jeppesen, Jonathan L. Sessler
A tetrathiafulvalene functionalised calix[4]pyrrole (TTF-C[4]P; 1) and alkyl diester-linked bis-dinitrophenols (2-4) interact to form self-associated species whose character depends on linker length and solvent polarity.
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In situ assembly of well-dispersed gold nanoparticles on hierarchical double-walled nickel silicate hollow nanofibers as an efficient and reusable hydrogenation catalyst

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5447-5450
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01286K, CommunicationRenxi Jin, Yang Yang, Yunfeng Li, Lin Fang, Yan Xing, Shuyan Song
A facile route to fabricate ultrafine AuNPs immobilized on double-walled nickel silicate hollow nanofibers assembled by nanosheets has been developed.
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Enzyme-based inverse opals: a facile and promising platform for fabrication of biocatalysts

28 April, 2014 - 18:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,5490-5493
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01721H, CommunicationYanjun Jiang, Cuicui Cui, Yan Huang, Xu Zhang, Jing Gao
A novel concept of enzyme-based inverse opals is proposed for fabricating high-performance biocatalysts.
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