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Perovskite solar cells prepared by flash evaporation

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7376-7378
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01103E, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Giulia Longo, Lidon Gil-Escrig, Maarten J. Degen, Michele Sessolo, Henk J. Bolink
A simple vacuum deposition method for the preparation of high quality hybrid organic-inorganic methylammonium lead iodide perovskite thin films is reported.
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Revisiting the assembly of amino ester-based benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides: chiral rods in solution

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7397-7400
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01513H, CommunicationAlaric Desmarchelier, Matthieu Raynal, Patrick Brocorens, Nicolas Vanthuyne, Laurent Bouteiller
Long rods and strong chiral amplification can be obtained from amino ester-based BTAs, by a suitable choice of structure and concentration.
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Dibromoindium(III) cations as a [small pi]-Lewis acid: characterization of [IPr[middle dot]InBr2][SbF6] and its catalytic activity towards alkynes and alkenes

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7401-7404
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00740B, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Bastien Michelet, Jean-Remy Colard-Itte, Guillaume Thiery, Regis Guillot, Christophe Bour, Vincent Gandon
[IPr[middle dot]InBr2][SbF6] (2) (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazol-2-ylidene) has been synthesized, characterized in the solid state, and used as catalyst.
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Evidence for hydrophobic catalysis of DNA strand exchange

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7390-7392
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01515D, CommunicationB. Feng, F. Westerlund, B. Norden
DNA strand exchange is catalysed by a hydrophobic environment which destabilises base stacking and promotes DNA breathing.
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Patterning of polymer brushes made easy using titanium dioxide: direct and remote photocatalytic lithography

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7313-7316
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00255A, CommunicationG. Panzarasa, G. Soliveri, K. Sparnacci, S. Ardizzone
Titanium dioxide photocatalytic lithography of initiator functionalized surfaces is proved for the realization of micropatterned polymer brushes.
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Development of fluorescent probes specific for parallel-stranded G-quadruplexes by a library approach

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7386-7389
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01601K, CommunicationLiyun Zhang, Jun Cheng Er, Xin Li, Jun Jie Heng, Animesh Samanta, Young-Tae Chang, Chi-Lik Ken Lee
A novel fluorescent sensor with super selectivity to G-quadruplexes was discovered by the library approach.
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Red emissive AIE luminogens with high hole-transporting properties for efficient non-doped OLEDs

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7321-7324
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01690H, CommunicationWei Qin, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Zhiyong Yang, Shuming Chen, Guodong Liang, Weijun Zhao, Hoi Sing Kwok, Ben Zhong Tang
Bifunctional red AIE fluorophores are utilized as both emitting and hole-transporting layers with good performances in non-doped bilayer EL devices.
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Oxidative N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed stereoselective annulation of simple aldehydes and 5-alkenyl thiazolones

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01587A, CommunicationLi Lin, Yuhong Yang, Mei Wang, Luhao Lai, Yarong Guo, Rui Wang
A highly stereoselective annulation proceeded successfully to afford chiral thiazolo pyrones with excellent ee (up to 99%) and d.r. (up to >20 : 1). Both enantiomers can be obtained. In the presence of oxygen (O2), the oxidant O-1 can be used in a catalytic amount (even low to 2 mol%).
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A polycrystalline SiO2 colloidal crystal film with ultra-narrow reflections

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7382-7385
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00324E, CommunicationQianqian Fu, Ang Chen, Lei Shi, Jianping Ge
This work reported a high quality photonic crystal film with an ultra-narrow photonic bandgap obtained via a chemical synthetic route.
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A rhodium(I)-catalysed formal intramolecular C-C/C-H bond metathesis

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7393-7396
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01415H, CommunicationTakanori Matsuda, Itaru Yuihara
The rhodium-catalyzed phenylcyclobutane-to-indane transformation proceeds via consecutive chelation-assisted C-C bond cleavage and intramolecular C-H bond cleavage.
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Persistent luminescent sub-10 nm Cr doped ZnGa2O4 nanoparticles by a biphasic synthesis route

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7372-7375
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00377F, CommunicationBhupendra B. Srivastava, Anxiu Kuang, Yuanbing Mao
This communication highlights a simple and facile biphasic synthesis of persistent luminescent sub-10 nm Cr:ZnGa2O4 nanoparticles for the first time.
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Thermally-activated recombination in one component of (CH3NH3)PbI3/TiO2 observed by photocurrent spectroscopy

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7309-7312
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00751H, CommunicationPatrick Cottingham, David C. Wallace, Ke Hu, Gerald Meyer, Tyrel M. McQueen
Photocurrent measurements on devices containing perovskite (CH3NH3)PbI3 show two distinct spectral responses when deposited in a mesoporous oxide matrix, compared with one response for planar perovskite alone.
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Magnetocaloric effect and thermal conductivity of Gd(OH)3 and Gd2O(OH)4(H2O)2

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7317-7320
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01254F, CommunicationYan Yang, Qian-Chong Zhang, Yin-Yin Pan, La-Sheng Long, Lan-Sun Zheng
The magnetocaloric effect and thermal conductivity of two gadolinium hydroxides, Gd(OH)3 (1) and Gd2O(OH)4(H2O)2 (2), were investigated, respectively, revealing that 1 is the most promising candidate for an ultra-low temperature magnetic refrigeration material.
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An electric field induced reversible single-molecule fluorescence switch

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7368-7371
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00850F, CommunicationRuixiang Wu, Ruiyun Chen, Chengbing Qin, Yan Gao, Zhixing Qiao, Guofeng Zhang, Liantuan Xiao, Suotang Jia
Based on the intramolecular electron transfer within a single molecule, we have achieved fluorescence switch induced by the electric field.
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Synthesis of metalloporphyrin-based conjugated microporous polymer spheres directed by bipyridine-type ligands

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7352-7355
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00609K, CommunicationGuipeng Ji, Zhenzhen Yang, Yanfei Zhao, Hongye Zhang, Bo Yu, Jilei Xu, Huanjun Xu, Zhimin Liu
Metalloporphyrin-based conjugated microporous polymer spheres were obtained via Sonagashira-Hagihara cross coupling reactions directed by bipyridine-type ligands.
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Nitroarene reduction: a trusted model reaction to test nanoparticle catalysts

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01131K, Feature ArticleTeresa Aditya, Anjali Pal, Tarasankar Pal
Spectrophotometric monitoring of nitrophenol reduction to aminophenol in the presence of nanoparticle catalysts becomes a universal reaction to test a nanocatalyst.
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Metal-driven self-assembly: the case of redox-active discrete architectures

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7275-7289
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00597C, Feature ArticleV. Croue, S. Goeb, M. Salle
The growing family of redox-active rings and cages prepared using the coordination-driven self-assembly strategy is reviewed.
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Flavylium based dual photochromism: addressing cis-trans isomerization and ring opening-closure by different light inputs

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7349-7351
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01677K, CommunicationSandra Gago, Nuno Basilio, Artur J. Moro, Fernando Pina
A multistate system of 4[prime or minute],7-dihydroxy-3-methoxyflavylium: two interconnected photochromic systems based on cis-trans isomerization and ring opening-closure are independently addressable at different wavelengths.
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A two-dimensional honeycomb coordination network based on fused triacontanuclear heterometallic {Co12Mn18} wheels

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7356-7359
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01199J, CommunicationJiang Liu, Mei Qu, Rodolphe Clerac, Xian Ming Zhang
An unprecedented two-dimensional honeycomb paramagnetic network based on fused triacontanuclear heterometallic wheels of 3.4 nm, {[Co2(Mn3O)(N3)2(pic)6(NO3)]-}6, has been assembled.
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Programmable Mg2+-dependent DNAzyme switch by the catalytic hairpin DNA assembly for dual-signal amplification toward homogeneous analysis of protein and DNA

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7364-7367
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01649E, CommunicationShufeng Liu, Chuanbin Cheng, Hongwei Gong, Li Wang
The catalytic hairpin DNA assembly-programmed Mg2+-dependent DNAzyme switch was proposed for dual-signal amplified detection of protein and DNA.
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