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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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The rational design of a highly sensitive and selective fluorogenic probe for detecting nitric oxide

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6475-6478
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01142B, CommunicationSufang Ma, De-Cai Fang, Baoming Ning, Minfeng Li, Lan He, Bing Gong
A small-molecule fluorogenic probe for nitric oxide (NO) detection based on a new switching mechanism is developed via a rational design.
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Entrapment into charge transfer complexes for resonant Raman scattering enhancement

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6468-6470
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01550A, CommunicationA. Sidorov, O. Vashkinskaya, A. Grigorieva, T. Shekhovtsova, I. Veselova, E. Goodilin
This communication suggests a new approach expanding the range of important analytes becoming available for Raman scattering enhancement due to entrapping them into charge-transfer complexes immobilized onto nanostructured substrates.
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A simple visual and highly selective colorimetric detection of Hg2+ based on gold nanoparticles modified by 8-hydroxyquinolines and oxalates

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6447-6450
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00069B, CommunicationYuexia Gao, Xing Li, Yonglong Li, Tianhua Li, Yayun Zhao, Aiguo Wu
AuNPs modified by 8-hydroxyquinolines and oxalates were suitable for highly selective, sensitive, rapid and convenient detection of Hg2+ ions in the real environmental water samples with a low detection limit of 4.0 [times] 10-7 M by the naked eyes.
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tert-Butyl peroxybenzoate (TBPB)-mediated 2-isocyanobiaryl insertion with 1,4-dioxane: efficient synthesis of 6-alkyl phenanthridines via C(sp3)-H/C(sp2)-H bond functionalization

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6439-6442
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00743C, CommunicationJia-Jia Cao, Tong-Hao Zhu, Shun-Yi Wang, Zheng-Yang Gu, Xiang Wang, Shun-Jun Ji
An efficient method for the construction of 6-alkyl phenanthridines by tert-butyl peroxybenzoate (TBPB)-mediated 2-isocyanobiaryl insertion with 1,4-dioxane was established.
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Advances in the molecular design of potential anticancer agents via targeting of human telomeric DNA

27 May, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6422-6438
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00611A, Feature ArticleBasudeb Maji, Santanu Bhattacharya
Telomerase is an attractive drug target to develop new generation drugs against cancer.
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Catalytic hydroxylation of benzene and toluene by an iron complex bearing a chelating di-pyridyl-di-NHC ligand

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02178A, CommunicationAndreas Raba, Mirza Cokoja, Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Fritz E. Kuhn
An iron NHC catalysed aromatic ring hydroxylation of benzene and toluene is reported.
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A new cosensitization method using the Lewis acid sites of a TiO2 photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cells

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6398-6401
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49461F, CommunicationNaoyuki Shibayama, Hironobu Ozawa, Masahiro Abe, Yousuke Ooyama, Hironori Arakawa
Dye-sensitized solar cells co-sensitized with black dye and a pyridine-anchor dye showing site-selective adsorption behaviour at the TiO2 surface have been prepared for the first time to reduce competitive adsorption.
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Synthesis of Au@ZIF-8 single- or multi-core-shell structures for photocatalysis

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02818J, CommunicationLiyong Chen, Yan Peng, Hong Wang, Zhizhi Gu, Chunying Duan
We explored the use of PVP-Au NPs as nucleation seeds for zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) to selectively synthesize Au@ZIF-8 single- or multi-core-shell structures by epitaxial growth or coalescence of nuclei.
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A colorimetric agarose gel for formaldehyde measurement based on nanotechnology involving Tollens reaction

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00914B, CommunicationJing-bin Zeng, Shi-guang Fan, Cui-ying Zhao, Qian-ru Wang, Ting-yao Zhou, Xi Chen, Zi-feng Yan, Yan-peng Li, Wei Xing, Xu-dong Wang
By introducing gold nanoparticles, the classic Tollens reaction was re-explored for the colorimetric measurement of formaldehyde.
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Vernier assembly: controlling DNA polymerization via length mismatching

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6361-6363
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01608D, CommunicationXiang Li, Chenhui Hao, Cheng Tian, Pengfei Wang, Chengde Mao
Inspired by the principle of the Vernier scale, length mismatching was used to control the lengths of supramolecular DNA polymers.
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Iridium-catalysed borylation of sterically hindered C(sp3)-H bonds: remarkable rate acceleration by a catalytic amount of potassium tert-butoxide

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6333-6336
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01262C, CommunicationToshimichi Ohmura, Takeru Torigoe, Michinori Suginome
The C(sp3)-H bonds located at the methyl groups of an isopropyl group efficiently participate in iridium-catalysed C-H borylation.
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Ambient pressure aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition of (CH3NH3)PbBr3, an inorganic-organic perovskite important in photovoltaics

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6319-6321
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02592J, CommunicationDavid J. Lewis, Paul O'Brien
The inorganic-organic perovskite (CH3NH3)PbBr3, which is potentially important in photovoltaics, has been deposited using aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD).
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Post-functionalization of graphitic carbon nitrides by grafting organic molecules: toward C-H bond oxidation using atmospheric oxygen

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6312-6315
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02676D, CommunicationPengfei Zhang, Haoran Li, Yong Wang
We present a feasible approach in the post-modification of carbon nitrides for the selective oxidation of 3,5,5-trimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-one.
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Iron-catalyzed alkylation of [small alpha]-oxo ketene dithioacetals

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6337-6339
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02264E, CommunicationQin Yang, Ping Wu, Jiping Chen, Zhengkun Yu
Iron-catalyzed alkylation of [small alpha]-oxo ketene dithioacetals by styrenes efficiently afforded highly functionalized tetrasubstituted olefins.
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A molecular structural analog of proposed dinuclear active sites in cobalt-based water oxidation catalysts

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6326-6329
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46865H, CommunicationTimothy C. Davenport, Hyun S. Ahn, Micah S. Ziegler, T. Don Tilley
A molecular structural analog of a proposed dinuclear active site of the amorphous cobalt phosphate water oxidation catalyst is characterized.
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Synthesis and oxygen reduction properties of three-dimensional sulfur-doped graphene networks

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6382-6385
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01939C, CommunicationYijia Zhang, Mi Chu, Lu Yang, Wenfang Deng, Yueming Tan, Ming Ma, Qingji Xie
3D sulfur-doped graphene networks were synthesized using ion exchange resin as a precursor, which showed high electrocatalytic performance for oxygen reduction.
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An unusual water-bridged homospin CoII single-chain magnet

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6340-6342
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01909A, CommunicationXiaozhou Ma, Zhenjie Zhang, Wei Shi, Leilei Li, Jiyong Zou, Peng Cheng
A 3D coordination polymer has been constructed by linking water-bridged cobalt chains via dicarboxylic ligands to show interesting SCM behaviour.
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Boron-doped carbon-iron nanocomposites as efficient oxygen reduction electrocatalysts derived from carbon dioxide

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6349-6352
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01903B, CommunicationJunshe Zhang, Ayeong Byeon, Jae W. Lee
Enhanced activity and durability of oxygen reduction catalysts due to the iron core embedded within the B-doped graphitic layers.
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Shaped Ni nanoparticles with an unconventional hcp crystalline structure

21 May, 2014 - 00:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,6353-6356
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02528H, CommunicationChanyeon Kim, Cheonghee Kim, Kangtaek Lee, Hyunjoo Lee
An unconventional hexagonal close packed crystalline structure could be stabilized by intensive utilization of hexadecylamine with a unique hourglass shape for Ni nanoparticles.
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