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Ratiometric electrochemical detection of alkaline phosphatase

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,561-564
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07693A, CommunicationSean Goggins, Christophe Naz, Barrie J. Marsh, Christopher G. Frost
A novel ferrocene-based substrate incorporating a phosphate trigger is validated for the ratiometric electrochemical detection of alkaline phosphatase activity.
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Synthesis of polysubstituted cyclopenta[b]indoles via relay gold(I)/Bronsted acid catalysis

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,557-560
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08174A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Seema Dhiman, S. S. V. Ramasastry
A relay gold(I)/Bronsted acid catalyzed one-pot cyclopentannulation of indoles has been achieved starting from easily accessible 1-(2-aminophenyl)prop-2-ynols and readily available 1,3-dicarbonyls.
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Visual detection of Ca2+ based on aggregation-induced emission of Au(I)-Cys complexes with superb selectivity

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,596-598
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07592G, CommunicationYahui Guo, Xiaoyan Tong, Liya Ji, Zhili Wang, Hongyan Wang, Jiming Hu, Renjun Pei
An interesting Au(I)-Cys complex was employed for the optical detection of Ca2+ based on an aggregation-induced emission phenomenon. This AIE property of Au(I)-thiol complexes may provide a universal sensing strategy by employing different mercapto-appended ligands.
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Bimetallic zinc complex - active species in coupling of terminal alkynes with aldehydes via nucleophilic addition/Oppenauer oxidation

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,576-579
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08152H, CommunicationJiwen Yuan, Jing Wang, Guanghui Zhang, Chao Liu, Xiaotian Qi, Yu Lan, Jeffrey T. Miller, A. Jeremy Kropf, Emilio E. Bunel, Aiwen Lei
A mechanistic study on the zinc-promoted coupling between aldehydes and terminal alkynes was demonstrated. A bimetallic zinc complex was determined to be the active species.
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Tungsten nitride nanocrystals on nitrogen-doped carbon black as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,572-575
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07137A, CommunicationYouzhen Dong, Jinghong Li
A WN/N-carbon black hybrid was synthesized through facile nucleation and growth of WN nanoparticles on simultaneously generated nitrogen-doped carbon black under ammonia annealing.
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Chiral nematic cellulose-gold nanoparticle composites from mesoporous photonic cellulose

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,530-533
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07596J, CommunicationMaik Schlesinger, Michael Giese, Lina K. Blusch, Wadood Y. Hamad, Mark J. MacLachlan
Nearly monodisperse gold nanoparticles with chiroptical properties are prepared by the in situ reduction of Au3+ inside mesoporous photonic cellulose.
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Allyl sulphides in olefin metathesis: catalyst considerations and traceless promotion of ring-closing metathesis

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,515-518
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07932A, CommunicationGrant A. Edwards, Phillip A. Culp, Justin M. Chalker
Allyl sulphides provoke rapid olefin metathesis when matched with an appropriate catalyst. In relay metathesis, allyl sulphides can serve as traceless promoters that facilitate the synthesis of non-sulphide targets.
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Reductive electropolymerization of N-methyl-3-pyridylethynyl-porphyrins

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,519-521
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08157A, CommunicationSung-Chou Huang, Ching-Yao Lin
The first reductive electropolymerization of porphyrins was studied by cyclic voltammetry, UV-visible and FT-IR spectroscopy, and theoretical calculations.
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Epitaxial growth of few-layer MoS2(0001) on FeS2{100}

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,537-540
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06628F, CommunicationT. Liu, I. Temprano, D. A. King, S. M. Driver, S. J. Jenkins
Depositing Mo on FeS2{100} surfaces and heating to 600 K leads to epitaxial growth of few-layer MoS2(0001) films.
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Near infrared-modulated propulsion of catalytic Janus polymer multilayer capsule motors

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,511-514
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07182D, CommunicationYingjie Wu, Tieyan Si, Xiankun Lin, Qiang He
The use of a near-infrared (NIR) laser for reversible modulation of a bubble-driven Janus polymer capsule motor is demonstrated.
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TiO2-B nanorods on reduced graphene oxide as anode materials for Li ion batteries

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,507-510
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07446G, CommunicationMengmeng Zhen, Shengqi Guo, Guandao Gao, Zhen Zhou, Lu Liu
TiO2-B nanorods combined with 2D RGO nanosheets presented a good high-rate performance for lithium ion batteries.
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Ag(I)-catalyzed tandem [6+3] annulation/isomerization of isocyanoacetates with fulvenes: an expedient approach to synthesize fused dihydropyridines

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,534-536
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08382B, CommunicationZhao-Lin He, Chun-Jiang Wang
An unprecedented Ag(I)-catalyzed tandem [6+3] cycloaddition/isomerization of isocyanoacetates with fulvenes has been developed, affording the fused dihydropyridine derivatives in good yields with exclusive regioselectivities.
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Copper nanoparticles generated from aggregates of a hexarylbenzene derivative: a reusable catalytic system for 'click' reactions

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,526-529
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08589B, CommunicationSharanjeet Kaur, Vandana Bhalla, Manoj Kumar
Copper nanoparticles stabilized by aggregates of a hexaphenylbenzene derivative display excellent catalytic activity in 'click' reactions under solvent-free conditions.
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Frustrated Lewis pair behavior of monomeric (boryl)iminomethanes accessed from isocyanide 1,1-hydroboration

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,541-544
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08037H, CommunicationBrandon R. Barnett, Curtis E. Moore, Arnold L. Rheingold, Joshua S. Figueroa
The activation of carbon dioxide, organonitriles, and terminal acetylenes by (boryl)iminomethanes derived from isocyanide 1,1-hydroboration is described.
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Evidence for the interaction between tBuOK and 1,10-phenanthroline to form the 1,10-phenanthroline radical anion: a key step for the activation of aryl bromides by electron transfer

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,545-548
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07299E, CommunicationHong Yi, Anny Jutand, Aiwen Lei
Electron paramagnetic resonance and electrochemistry are utilized to the interaction between 1,10-phenanthroline (Phen) and KOtBu to form the radical anion Phen[radical dot]-via an inner-sphere electron transfer. An aryl radical is then formed from aryl bromide via outer-sphere electron transfer from Phen[radical dot]-.
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Pt-free solar driven photoelectrochemical hydrogen fuel generation using 1T MoS2 co-catalyst assembled CdS QDs/TiO2 photoelectrode

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,522-525
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07304E, CommunicationR. Raja, P. Sudhagar, Anitha Devadoss, C. Terashima, L. K. Shrestha, K. Nakata, R. Jayavel, K. Ariga, A. Fujishima
Herein, Pt-free solar hydrogen generation was achieved using TiO2-CdS photoelectrodes with a metallic-type 1T MoS2 co-catalyst in a back-to-back electrode architecture.
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Single primer-triggered isothermal amplification for double-stranded DNA detection

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,553-556
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07845D, CommunicationCuiping Ma, Dianang Han, Meilian Deng, Jingfei Wang, Chao Shi
We have developed a single primer-triggered isothermal amplification (SAMP) for double-stranded DNA detection method with its simplicity, sensitivity, and robustness.
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Ag-Si artificial microflowers for plasmon-enhanced solar water splitting

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,549-552
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07935C, CommunicationChih-Jung Chen, Ming-Guei Chen, Chih Kai Chen, Pin Chieh Wu, Po-Tzu Chen, Mrinmoyee Basu, Shu-Fen Hu, Din Ping Tsai, Ru-Shi Liu
The solar water splitting efficiency of Ag-Si microflowers was enhanced through the synergistic effects of co-catalytic and plasmonic assistance.
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Formation of polyphenyl chains through hierarchical reactions: Ullmann coupling followed by cross-dehydrogenative coupling

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,495-498
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07953A, CommunicationChi Zhang, Qiang Sun, Hua Chen, Qinggang Tan, Wei Xu
From an interplay of UHV-STM imaging and DFT calculations, we have illustrated on-surface formation of polyphenyl chains through a hierarchical reaction pathway involving two different kinds of reactions (Ullmann coupling and cross-dehydrogenative coupling).
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Dianthraceno[a,e]pentalenes: synthesis, crystallographic structures and applications in organic field-effect transistors

11 December, 2014 - 02:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,503-506
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07630C, CommunicationGaole Dai, Jingjing Chang, Wenhua Zhang, Shiqiang Bai, Kuo-Wei Huang, Jianwei Xu, Chunyan Chi
Two stable dianthraceno[a,e]pentalenes were synthesized and DAP2 exhibited a high charge carrier mobility of 0.65 cm2 V-1 s-1 due to its dense packing.
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