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Vapochemically and mechanochemically reversible polymerization/depolymerization of S-Fe-Cu carbonyl clusters

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1134-1136
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48303G, CommunicationChien-Nan Lin, Wei-Ting Jhu, Minghuey Shieh
A solid-state reversible transformation was achieved between 0D and 1D SFe3Cu2-based carbonyl clusters via vapochemical and mechanochemical reactions.
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Multiply-twinned intermetallic AuCu pentagonal nanorods

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1141-1143
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47254J, CommunicationJinhua Yang, Leng Leng Chng, Xianfeng Yang, Xiaojun Chen, Jackie Y. Ying
Monodispersed intermetallic AuCu pentagonal nanorods with controlled size and composition have been developed by a seed-mediated growth route. The AuCu/C nanomaterial catalyzed the coupling reaction of sulfonamide with benzyl alcohol in good to excellent yields.
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A colour tunable microcavity by weak-to-strong coupling regime transition through a light-switchable material

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1122-1124
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47691J, CommunicationGianluca Accorsi, Sonia Carallo, Marco Mazzeo, Armando Genco, Salvatore Gambino, Giuseppe Gigli
Colour output tunability of a metal microcavity by photonic-to-polaritonic resonant modes transition driven by UV irradiation of the light-switchable matrix.
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A rhodamine/BODIPY-based fluorescent probe for the differential detection of Hg(II) and Au(III)

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1119-1121
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48436J, CommunicationErman Karakus, Muhammed Ucuncu, Mustafa Emrullahoglu
A molecular sensor that can be used either as a chemosensor for Hg2+ or as a chemodosimeter for Au3+.
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Enhancement of fluorescence intensity by silicon particles and its size effect

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1137-1140
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46566G, CommunicationKen-ichi Saitow, Hidemi Suemori, Hironori Tamamitsu
Fluorescence-intensity enhancement of dye molecules was investigated using silicon submicron particles as a function of the particle size.
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Light-triggered reversible sorption of azo dyes on titanium xerogels with photo-switchable acetylacetonato anchors

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1086-1088
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48362B, CommunicationShujuan Zhang, Yan Peng, Wei Jiang, Xitong Liu, Xiaojie Song, Bingcai Pan, Han-Qing Yu
TiO2 xerogels show photo-responsive flower-like "on-off" behavior: adsorb azo dyes under UV irradiation and release them in the dark.
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Ruthenium-catalyzed ortho-C-H halogenations of benzamides

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1083-1085
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47852A, CommunicationLianhui Wang, Lutz Ackermann
[Ru3(CO)12] and AgO2C(1-Ad) enabled the first ruthenium-catalyzed intermolecular halogenations of arenes via C-H activation.
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Microglia specific fluorescent probes for live cell imaging

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1089-1091
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45715J, CommunicationCheryl Leong, Sung Chan Lee, Jiyeon Ock, Xin Li, Peter See, Sung Jin Park, Florent Ginhoux, Seong-Wook Yun, Young-Tae Chang
Small molecule fluorescent probes offer significant advantages over conventional antibody and fluorescent protein labeling techniques. Here we present CDr10a and CDr10b, dyes that label live microglia specifically and may be applied for the study of neuroinflammation.
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Water-stable metal-organic frameworks with intrinsic peroxidase-like catalytic activity as a colorimetric biosensing platform

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1092-1094
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48398C, CommunicationJian-Wei Zhang, Hao-Tian Zhang, Zi-Yi Du, Xueqing Wang, Shu-Hong Yu, Hai-Long Jiang
With Fe(III)-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as peroxidase mimics, a colorimetric assay to detect H2O2 and ascorbic acid has been established.
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An MnO2 nanosheet as a label-free nanoplatform for homogeneous biosensing

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1095-1097
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47755J, CommunicationYunxia Yuan, Shufang Wu, Fan Shu, Zhihong Liu
An MnO2 nanosheet is established as a label-free two-dimensional nanoplatform for homogeneous biosensing with universal applications.
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Kinetic stabilization against the oxidation reaction induced by a silaalkane cage in a thiophene-bridged molecular gyroscope

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1098-1100
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48205G, CommunicationWataru Setaka, Soichiro Ohmizu, Mitsuo Kira
A remarkable kinetic stabilization against the oxidation reaction induced by the molecular cage framework was observed in cage-like cyclophanes.
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Nanobioprobe mediated DNA aptamers for explosive detection

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1080-1082
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47562J, Communication Priyanka, Munish Shorie, Vijayender Bhalla, Preeti Pathania, C. Raman Suri
Specific nucleic acid aptamers using the microtiter plate based modified SELEX method against explosive trinitrotoluene are reported.
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Boron-trihalide-promoted regioselective ring-opening reactions of gem-difluorocyclopropyl ketones

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1077-1079
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47879C, CommunicationTang-Po Yang, Qiang Li, Jin-Hong Lin, Ji-Chang Xiao
Ring-opening reactions of gem-difluorocyclopropyl ketones promoted by boron trihalides gave corresponding [small beta]-trifluoromethyl- and [small beta]-halodifluoromethyl ketones resulting from proximal bond cleavage.
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Boron-pyridyl-imino-isoindoline dyes: facile synthesis and photophysical properties

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1074-1076
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48316A, CommunicationHui Liu, Hua Lu, Jing Xu, Zhipeng Liu, Zhifang Li, John Mack, Zhen Shen
The synthesis and characterization of boron-pyridyl-imino-isoindoline dyes, a novel type of BODIPY analogue, is reported.
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Bis-sulfide bioconjugates for glutathione triggered tumor responsive drug release

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1116-1118
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47003B, CommunicationTao Wang, David Y. W. Ng, Yuzhou Wu, Jessica Thomas, Thuy TamTran, Tanja Weil
The reaction of bis-sulfone conjugation reagents with disulfide bonds allows the site-specific modification of various peptides and proteins.
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Polymeric double-anion templated Er48 nanotubes

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1113-1115
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46779A, CommunicationMingyan Wu, Feilong Jiang, Daqiang Yuan, Jiandong Pang, Jinjie Qian, Shaeel A. AL-Thabaiti, Maochun Hong
A polymeric tube-like Er48 complex has been synthesized and structurally characterized, in which two types of anions, i.e. Cl- and NO3-, template the formation of Er18 wheels and Er12 rings through hydrogen bonding, respectively.
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Enantioselective synthesis of diaryl aziridines using tetrahydrothiophene-based chiral sulfides as organocatalysts

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1101-1103
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47550F, CommunicationMeng-Ting Huang, Hsin-Yi Wu, Rong-Jie Chein
This work describes catalytic and asymmetric aziridinations (15 examples, 95-98% ee) of benzyl bromide and imines via the imino Corey-Chaykovsky reaction using (thiolan-2-yl)diarylmethanol benzyl ether as an organocatalyst.
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Topological morphology conversion towards SnO2/SiC hollow sphere nanochains with efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1070-1073
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47790H, CommunicationXunfu Zhou, Yingju Liu, Xin Li, Qiongzhi Gao, Xiaotang Liu, Yueping Fang
Novel SnO2/SiC HSNCs were synthesized by topological morphology conversion of SnO2@C CSNCs through a vapour-solid reaction. Evaluation of the SnO2/SiC HSNCs for the generation of hydrogen revealed that they exhibit excellent catalytic activity and durability.
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One-pot synthesis of D-glucosamine and chitobiosyl building blocks catalyzed by triflic acid on molecular sieves

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1067-1069
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48078J, CommunicationGuillaume Despras, Dominique Urban, Boris Vauzeilles, Jean-Marie Beau
Combining triflic acid-catalyzed acetalation, selective benzylation and glycosylation in one-pot transformations leads to useful glucosamine building blocks for oligomer assembly.
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Three component assemblies by orthogonal H-bonding and donor-acceptor charge-transfer interaction

3 January, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,1064-1066
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47376G, CommunicationHaridas Kar, Suhrit Ghosh
Three component supramolecular assemblies from a mixture of an aromatic donor (D), acceptor (A) and external structure directing agent (ESDA) are achieved by orthogonal noncovalent interactions involving two different types of H-bonding and alternate D-A stacking.
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