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Hydrothermal Synthesis of Organometal Halide Perovskites for Li-ion Batteries

27 July, 2015 - 10:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05053G, CommunicationWentao Sun, Hua-Rong Xia, Lian-Mao Peng
A facile hydrothermal method was developed to prepared CH3NH3PbBr3 and CH3NH3PbI3. The as-prepared products were utilized into lithium batteries as anode materials with good performances obtained. Considering the structural diversity,...
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Synthetic heparan sulfate dodecasaccharides reveal single sulfation site interconverts CXCL8 and CXCL12 chemokine biology

27 July, 2015 - 10:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05222J, CommunicationGordon C Jayson, Steen Uldall Hansen, Gavin John Miller, Claire L Cole, Graham Rushton, Egle Avizienyte, John M Gardiner
The multigram-scale synthesis of a sulfation-site programmed heparin-like dodecasaccharide is described. Evaluation alongside dodecaccharides lacking this single glucosamine O6-sulfation, or having per-O6-sulfation shows that site-specific modification of the terminal glucosamine...
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Simultaneous solvent screening and reaction optimization in microliter slugs

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03651H, CommunicationBrandon J. Reizman, Klavs F. Jensen
An automated microfluidic system rapidly discovers optimal and scalable reaction conditions for alkylation while teasing-out integrated discrete and continuous variable relationships.
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Humic acid as promising organic anodes for lithium/sodium ion batteries

27 July, 2015 - 10:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04772B, CommunicationHui Zhu, Jiao Yin, Xue Zhao, Chuanyi Wang, Xiurong Yang
As a representative natural polymer with abundant functionalities, humic acid was creatively explored as anode materials for lithium ion batteries and sodium ion batteries with high storage capacitances, satisfactory cycling...
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Mesoporous TiO2/Zn2Ti3O8 Hybrid Films by Polymeric Micelle Assembly

27 July, 2015 - 10:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04903B, CommunicationMing Zhao, Bishnu Bastakoti, Yunqi Li, Xu Hua, Jinhua Ye, Zongwen Liu, Yusuke Yamauchi
A hybrid mesoporous TiO2/Zn2Ti3O8 film with the pore size of around 40 nm is successfully synthesized by the polymeric micelles assembly approach. The chemically distinct units of polymeric micelles of...
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First-principles evaluation of Multi-valent cation insertion into Orthorhombic V2O5

27 July, 2015 - 10:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04947D, CommunicationGopalakrishnan Sai Gautam, Pieremanuele Canepa, Rahul Malik, Miao Liu, Kristin Persson, Gerbrand Ceder
A systematic first principles evaluation of the insertion behavior of multi-valent cations in orthorhombic V2O5 is performed. Layer spacing, voltage, phase stability, and ion mobility are computed for Li+, Mg2+,...
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Beyond conventional routes, an unprecedented metal-free chemoselective synthesis of anthranilate esters via a multicomponent reaction (MCR) strategy

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12673-12676
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03369A, CommunicationSatavisha Sarkar, Abu T. Khan
A hitherto unreported route for the synthesis of anthranilate esters is demonstrated using 2-nitrobenzaldehyde, malonitrile and an alcohol or amine via a metal and oxidant free multicomponent reaction (MCR) strategy.
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Efficient perovskite solar cells fabricated using an aqueous lead nitrate precursor

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05298J, CommunicationTsung-Yu Hsieh, Tzu-Chien Wei, Kuan-Lin Wu, Masashi Ikegami, Tsutomu Miyasaka
A novel, aqueous precursor system (Pb(NO3)2 + water) is developed to replace conventional (PbI2 + DMF) for fabricating methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3) perovskite solar cells (PSCs).
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An IrSi oxide film as a highly active water-oxidation catalyst in acidic media

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12589-12592
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04286K, CommunicationViet-Ha Tran, Takeshi Yatabe, Takahiro Matsumoto, Hidetaka Nakai, Kazuharu Suzuki, Takao Enomoto, Takashi Hibino, Kenji Kaneko, Seiji Ogo
We report an acid-stable IrSi oxide film made by MOCVD of an IrV complex for electrochemical water-oxidation.
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Phosphine-catalyzed [4+1] annulation of 2-tosylaminochalcones with allenoates: synthesis of trans-2,3-disubstitued indolines

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12653-12656
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04279H, CommunicationZhenzhen Gao, Chang Wang, Chunhao Yuan, Leijie Zhou, Yumei Xiao, Hongchao Guo
Phosphine-catalyzed [4+1] annulation of 2-tosylaminochalcones with allenoates has been achieved, giving trans-2,3-disubstitued indolines as major diastereoisomers in moderate to good yields.
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Tuning the formation of discrete coordination nanostructures

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12621-12624
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02723C, CommunicationJoerg Meyer, Anja Nickel, Robin Ohmann, Lokamani, Cormac Toher, Dmitry A. Ryndyk, Yves Garmshausen, Stefan Hecht, Francesca Moresco, Gianaurelio Cuniberti
The formation of discrete metal coordination nanostructures involving native gold atoms can be tuned by varying the surface temperature.
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Synthetic tools for studying the chemical biology of InsP8

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12605-12608
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05017K, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Andrew M. Riley, Huanchen Wang, Stephen B. Shears, Barry V. L. Potter
Synthetic mimics of InsP8, Nature's most phosphorylated inositol phosphate, interact differentially with the kinase PPIP5K2 and provide stabilised, complementary tools to investigate this orphan signal.
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A recyclable CO surrogate in regioselective alkoxycarbonylation of alkenes: indirect use of carbon dioxide

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12574-12577
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05012J, CommunicationP. H. Gehrtz, V. Hirschbeck, I. Fleischer
Herein, we report a Pd-catalysed alkoxycarbonylation of alkenes based on the use of a recyclable CO2 reduction product, the crystalline and air-stable N-formylsaccharin, as a CO surrogate.
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Cerium-based metal organic frameworks with UiO-66 architecture: synthesis, properties and redox catalytic activity

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12578-12581
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02606G, CommunicationMartin Lammert, Michael T. Wharmby, Simon Smolders, Bart Bueken, Alexandra Lieb, Kirill A. Lomachenko, Dirk De Vos, Norbert Stock
A series of nine Ce(IV)-based metal organic frameworks with the UiO-66 structure containing linker molecules of different sizes and functionalities were obtained under mild synthesis conditions and short reaction times.
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Enhancing the efficiency of sortase-mediated ligations through nickel-peptide complex formation

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12548-12551
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04657B, CommunicationR. David Row, Travis J. Roark, Marina C. Philip, Lorena L. Perkins, John M. Antos
A modified sortase substrate motif allows for control of reaction equilibrium through the use of a simple Ni2+ additive.
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Electroclinic effect in a chiral carbosilane-terminated 5-phenylpyrimidine liquid crystal with 'de Vries-like' properties

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12601-12604
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05212B, CommunicationChristopher P. J. Schubert, Carsten Muller, Michael D. Wand, Frank Giesselmann, Robert P. Lemieux
The chiral carbosilane-terminated liquid crystal 2-[(2S,3S)-2,3-difluorohexyloxy]-5-[4-(12,12,14,14,16,16-hexamethyl-12,14,16-trisilaheptadecyloxy)phenyl]pyrimidine (QL32-6) undergoes a smectic A*-smectic C* phase transition with a maximum layer contraction of only 0.2%.
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Click chemistry-mediated catalytic hairpin self-assembly for amplified and sensitive fluorescence detection of Cu2+ in human serum

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12637-12640
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04218F, CommunicationDaxiu Li, Wenjiao Zhou, Yaqin Chai, Ruo Yuan, Yun Xiang
Cu+-mediated click ligation of DNA leads to catalytic self-assembly of hairpins and amplified fluorescent signals for sensitive detection of Cu2+.
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Affinity-mediated capture and release of amphiphilic copolymers for controlling antimicrobial activity

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12597-12600
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02012C, CommunicationHaruko Takahashi, Kazunari Akiyoshi, Kenichi Kuroda
Capture and release of amphiphilic copolymers by a nano-sized polysaccharide gel (nanogel) was controlled by altering the hydrophobic binding affinity between the copolymer chains and nanogel.
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Self-powered smart window controlled by a high open-circuit voltage InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well solar cell

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12625-12628
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04031K, CommunicationChia-Ching Wu, Jian-Chiun Liou, Chien-Chen Diao
A self-powered complementary electrochromic device (CECD) driven by a high open-circuit voltage InGaN/GaN multiple quantum well (MQW) solar cell has been designed.
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Photo, pH, and thermo triple-responsive spiropyran-based copolymer nanoparticles for controlled release

27 July, 2015 - 10:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,12633-12636
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04087F, CommunicationShuo Chen, Fengjuan Jiang, Ziquan Cao, Guojie Wang, Zhi-Min Dang
An amphiphilic random copolymer, poly(spiropyran methacrylate-co-isopropyl acrylamide), was synthesized and self-assembled into photo-, pH-, and thermo-responsive micellar nanoparticles for controlled release due to structural changes.
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