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Piezochromic Luminescent Behaviors of Two New Benzothiazole-enamido Boron Difluoride Complexes: Intra- and Inter-molecular Effects Induced by Hydrostatic Compression

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01902H, CommunicationZhipeng Liu, Xiaoqing Wang, Qingsong Liu, Hui Yan, Mingguang Yao, Qingfu Zhang, Shuwen Gong, Weijiang He
Two new propeller-shaped benzothiazole-enamide boron difluoride complexes exhibiting the piezochromic luminescence upon mechanical grinding or hydrostatic compression were prepared. The two analogues displayed the red shifts in luminescence under high...
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An Artificial Receptor Synthesized by Surface-confined Imprinting for the Recognition of Acetylation on Histone H4 K16

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09787D, CommunicationFangfang Yang, Shen Lin, Xiangchao Dong
A novel artificial receptor has been synthesized by surface-confined imprinting for the recognition of lysine acetylation in histone H4. The material has high recognition fidelity and epitope affinity. It demonstrated...
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A new protocol for nickel-catalysed regio- and stereoselective hydrocyanation of allene and its derivatives

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01899D, CommunicationShigeru Arai, Hiroto Hori, Yuka Amako, Atsushi Nishida
Regio- and stereoselective hydrocyanation under nickel catalysis is described. This report shows that allenyl C-C double bonds are discriminated and converted to the corresponding carbonitriles as a single product. The...
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Dibromoindium(III) Cation as [small pi]-Lewis Acid: Characterization of [IPr[round bullet, filled]InBr2][SbF6] and Catalytic Activity Towards Alkynes and Alkenes

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00740B, CommunicationVincent Gandon, Bastien Michelet, Christophe Bour, Regis Guillot, Jean-Remy Colard-Itte, Guillaume Thiery
[IPr[round bullet, filled]InBr2][SbF6] (2) (IPr = 1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl) imidazol-2-ylidene) has been synthetized and characterized in the solid state. This complex proved to be a very active catalyst for hydroarylations, transfer hydrogenations, and cycloisomerizations.
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Efficient oxygen reduction catalysts formed of cobalt phosphide nanoparticles decorated heteroatoms-doped mesoporous carbon nanotubes

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02028J, CommunicationKuiyong Chen, Xiaobin Huang, Chaoying Wan, hong liu
Efficient oxygen reduction catalysts based on heteroatoms doped mesoporous carbon nanotubes loaded with Co2P nanoparticles are fabricated via facile carbonization the composite of highly cross-linked polymeric nanotube and cobaltous acetate....
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Evidence for hydrophobic catalysis of DNA strand exchange

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01515D, CommunicationBobo Feng, Fredrik Westerlund, Bengt Norden
The catalytic role of a hydrophobic environment on the rate of DNA strand exchange is demonstrated using a FRET-based assay. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) of various lengths and dimethoxyethane (DME) were...
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A Ratiometric Biosensor for Metallothionein Based on Dual Heterogeneous Electrochemiluminescent Responses from TiO2 Mesocrystals formed interface

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01402F, CommunicationHong Dai, Zhensheng Hong, guifang Xu, Shupei Zhang, yanyu lin
Herein, an ultrasensitive dual-signal electrochemi- luminescent intelligent biosensor constructed by superstructure TiO2 mesocrystals was proposed for metallothionein detection.
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Patterning of Polymer Brushes Made Easy Using Titanium Dioxide: Direct and Remote Photocatalytic Lithography

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00255A, CommunicationGuido Panzarasa, Guido Soliveri, Katia Sparnacci, Silvia Ardizzone
Photocatalytic lithography is proved for the realization of micropatterned polymer brushes. Initiator-functionalized titanium dioxide or silicon surfaces are respectively exposed directly to near-UV light with a photomask (direct approach) or...
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Bio-inspired Multinuclear Copper Complexes Covalently Immobilized on Reduced Graphene Oxide as Efficient Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00963D, CommunicationYue-Ting Xi, Ping-Jie Wei, Ru-Chun Wang, Jin-Gang Liu
Inspired by the multicopper active site of laccase, which efficiently catalyzes the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), herein we report a novel bio-inspired ORR catalyst composed of a multinuclear copper complex...
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A Ruthenium Complex as a Single-Component Redox Shuttle for Electrochemical Photovoltaics

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09557J, CommunicationJeung Yoon Kim, Won Seok Yun, Ho-Jin Son, Jae Dong Lee, Nak Cheon Jeong
A primitive version of ruthenium complex [Ru(bpy)32+] was employed for the first time as a new conceptual "single-component redox shuttle" for dye-sensitized solar cells. This single shuttle led to a...
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Bio-Inspired CO2 Conversion by Iron Sulfide Catalysts under Sustainable Conditions

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02078F, CommunicationAlberto Roldan, Nathan Hollingsworth, Anna Roffrey, Husn ubayda Islam, Josephine Goodall, C Richard A Catlow, Jawwad A Darr, Wim Bras, Gopinathan Sankar, Katherine B Holt, G Hogarth, Nora Henriette de Leeuw
Greigite mineral presents similar surface structures to the active sites found in many modern-day enzymes. We show that particles of greigite can reduce CO2 under ambient conditions into chemicals such...
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The Long-Sought Seventeen-Electron Radical [(Arene)Cr(CO)3]+: Isolation, Crystal Structure and Substitution Reaction

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01941A, CommunicationXinping Wang, Wenqing Wang, Xingyong Wang, Zaichao Zhang, Ningning Yuan
A highly air-sensitive seventeen-electron half-sandwich radical [(arene)Cr(CO)3]+, which has been long sought over 40 years, was isolated and structurally characterized. EPR spectroscopy and theoretical calculations indicate the spin density mainly...
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The B32 cluster has the most stable bowled structure with a remarkable heptagonal hole

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01252J, CommunicationTruong Ba Tai, M T Nguyen
The neutral B32 exhibits an aromatic and bowl structure containing one heptagonal hole, while two anionic species, one bowl structure and one quasi-planar structure, are almost degenerate in energy. These...
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A FRET-ICT dual-quenching fluorescent probe with large off-on response for H2S: synthesis, spectra and bioimaging

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01184A, CommunicationChangyu Zhang, Lv Wei, Chao Wei, Jie Zhang, Runyu Wang, Zhen Xi, Long Yi
A FRET-ICT dual-quenching probe with large off-on fluorescent response upon H2S treatment was reported. The probe can be used for bioimaging of endogenous H2S in living cells.
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The flavan-isoflavan rearrangement: bioinspired synthetic access to isoflavonoids via 1,2-shift-alkylation sequence

26 March, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01572C, CommunicationKayo Nakamura, Ken Ohmori, Keisuke Suzuki
An approach to 2-substituted isoflavonoids is reported based on the 1,2-shift of the aryl group in the catechin skeleton followed by the in situ alkylation. Synthesis of (-)-equol, a natural isoflavan with estrogenic activities, was achieved.
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A Cu-free clickable fluorescent probe for intracellular targeting of small biomolecules

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09947H, CommunicationKento Yamagishi, Kazuaki Sawaki, Atsushi Murata, Shinji Takeoka
We synthesized a novel cyclooctyne-based clickable fluorescent probe with versatile properties such as high cell-membrane permeability and free diffusibility in the cell.  Our probe "FC-DBCO" was conjugated to an azide-modified...
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Peroxide promoted tunable decarboxylative alkylation of cinnamic acids to form alkenes or ketones under metal-free conditions

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01762A, CommunicationJing Ji, Ping Liu, Peipei Sun
A tunable decarboxylative alkylation of cinnamic acids with alkanes was developed to form alkenes or ketones under transition metal-free conditions. In the presence of DTBP or DTBP/TBHP, the reaction gave...
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Development of Fluorescent Probes Specific for Parallel-Stranded G-Quadruplexes by Library Approach

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01601K, CommunicationLiyun Zhang, Jun Cheng Er, Xin Li, Jun Jie Heng, Animesh Samanta, Young-Tae Chang, Chi-Lik Ken Lee
A 241-membered cyanine-based library was constructed by combinatorial chemistry strategy. Combined with high-throughput screening, we successfully discovered a novel fluorescent probe (CyC-M716) capable of identifying a subset of parallel G-quadruplexes...
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Twist grain boundary (TGB) states of chiral liquid crystalline bent-core mesogens

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01592H, CommunicationHale Ocak, Belk[i without dot]z Bilgin-Eran, Dilek Guzeller, Marko Prehm, Carsten Tschierske
4-Cyanoresorcinol derived bent-core molecules with a chiral (S)-2-methylbutoxy chain form liquid crystalline phases with TGBA and TGBC textures at the transition from cybotactic nematic via SmA to SmC phases.
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In-Situ encapsulation of Pd inside the MCM-41 channel

26 March, 2015 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00300H, CommunicationXi-jie Lin, Ai-Zhi Zhong, YongBin Sun, xing Zhang, Weiguo Song, Rongwen Lu, An-Min Cao, Li-jun Wan
Pd nanoparticles were successfully introduced into the channels of mesoporous silica MCM-41 with their dispersion well-tuned. We identified the dual functions played by CTAB, which was critical for both micelle...
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