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Reactivity of a Ru(III)-Hydroxo Complex in Substrate Oxidations in Water

15 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07488B, CommunicationShingo Ohzu, Tomoya Ishizuka, Hiroaki Kotani, Takahiko Kojima
A mononuclear RuIII-OH complex oxidizes substrates such as hydroquinones in water through a pre-equilibrium process based on adduct formation by hydrogen bonding between the RuIII-OH complex and the substrates. The...
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A disulfide polymerized protein crystal

15 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07326F, CommunicationEsben M. Quistgaard
The vDED coiled coil domain from human BAP29 was crystallized in dimeric and tetrameric forms. For the dimer, a disulfide bond was unexpectedly found to bridge a crystal contact, resulting...
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DNAzyme-based Biosensors and Nanodevices

15 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06855F, Feature ArticleLiang Gong, Zilong Zhao, Yifan Lv, Shuangyan Huan, Ting Fu, xiaobing Zhang, Guoli Shen, Ruqin Yu
DNAzymes, screened through in vitro selection, have shown great promise as molecular tools in the design of biosensors and nanodevices. The catalytic activities of DNAzymes depend specifically on cofactors and...
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Electrochemical controlling and monitoring of halogen bond formation in solution

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04134H, CommunicationSihem Groni, Tanguy Maby-Raud, Claire Fave, Mathieu Branca, Bernd Schollhorn
Cyclic voltammetry has been used for the first time to probe and to activate non-covalent halogen bonding via redox switching in solution.
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A local proton source in a [Mn(bpy-R)(CO)3Br]-type redox catalyst enables CO2 reduction even in the absence of Bronsted acids

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05563B, CommunicationFederico Franco, Claudio Cometto, Federico Ferrero Vallana, Fabrizio Sordello, Emanuele Priola, Claudio Minero, Carlo Nervi, Roberto Gobetto
A novel bromotricarbonyl Mn(I) complex with a local proton source shows strong redox catalytic properties in acetonitrile homogeneous solution even in the absence of Bronsted acids.
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Remarkable increase in luminol electrochemiluminescence by sequential electroreduction and electrooxidation

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06633B, CommunicationXiaoyun Liu, Wenjing Qi, Wenyue Gao, Zhongyuan Liu, Wei Zhang, Ying Gao, Guobao Xu
Luminol electrochemiluminescence is dramatically increased by about five hundred times by coupling electrochemical reduction and electrochemical oxidation using simple linear sweep voltammetry, enabling sensitive detection.
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Synthesis of hierarchical zeolites using an inexpensive mono-quaternary ammonium surfactant as mesoporogen

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06267A, CommunicationXiaochun Zhu, Roderigh Rohling, Georgy Filonenko, Brahim Mezari, Jan P. Hofmann, Shunsuke Asahina, Emiel J. M. Hensen
The use of N-methylpiperidine as the head group in amphiphilic surfactants renders a cheap and effective method to synthesize mesoporous zeolites.
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A solvent-free Diels-Alder reaction of graphite into functionalized graphene nanosheets

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07173E, CommunicationJeong-Min Seo, Jong-Beom Baek
A solvent-free Diels-Alder reaction between graphite as a diene and a typical dienophile, maleic anhydride or maleimide is developed. The functionalization of graphite with dienophiles is efficient enough for delamination of graphitic layers into graphene nanosheets upon dispersion in a polar solvent.
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Long wavelength optical control of glutamate receptor ion channels using a tetra-ortho-substituted azobenzene derivative

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06612J, CommunicationA. Rullo, A. Reiner, A. Reiter, D. Trauner, E. Y. Isacoff, G. A. Woolley
Tetra-ortho-chloro substitution shifts the optical switching of azobenzene modified glutamate receptors into the red.
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A LiFSI-LiTFSI binary-salt electrolyte to achieve high capacity and cycle stability for a Li-S battery

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06666A, CommunicationJ. J. Hu, G. K. Long, S. Liu, G. R. Li, X. P. Gao
A high capacity and stable cycle performance of the sulfur-based composite are realized in the LiFSI-LiTFSI binary-salt electrolyte, accompanied simultaneously by the homogeneous lithium deposition on the anode.
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Cobalt-containing layered or zeolitic silicates as photocatalysts for hydrogen generation

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05931J, CommunicationStefan Neatu, Marta Puche, Vicente Fornes, Hermenegildo Garcia
Co grafted or included in a silicate host is active for the overall water splitting.
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Furans and singlet oxygen - why there is more to come from this powerful partnership

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02083A, Feature ArticleTamsyn Montagnon, Dimitris Kalaitzakis, Myron Triantafyllakis, Manolis Stratakis, Georgios Vassilikogiannakis
Using the reaction of furans with singlet oxygen as a means to rapidly access huge structural diversity in a green & sustainable way.
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Tuning aluminum spatial distribution in ZSM-5 membranes: a new strategy to fabricate high performance and stable zeolite membranes for dehydration of acetic acid

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04747H, CommunicationJianhua Yang, Liangqing Li, Wanze Li, Jinqu Wang, Zan Chen, Dehong Yin, Jinming Lu, Yan Zhang, Hongchen Guo
A ZSM-5 membrane with homogeneous aluminum spatial distribution exhibiting high performance for dehydration of acetic acid was first achieved.
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A high-accuracy universal polarimeter study of optical anisotropy and optical activity in laminated collagen membranes

15 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49328H, CommunicationKenta Nakagawa, Heather Harper- Lovelady, Yuji Tanaka, Masahito Tanaka, Masayuki Yamato, Toru Asahi
A novel method for fabricating anisotropic collagen membranes, which regulate the preferred orientation, is developed. The high-accuracy universal polarimeter (HAUP) method is used for simultaneous and quantitative evaluations of the...
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Solvent effect in an axially symmetric FeIII4 single-molecule magnet

15 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07580C, CommunicationYuan-Yuan Zhu, Ting-Ting Yin, Shang-Da Jiang, Anne-Laure Barra, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Petr Neugebauer, Raphael Marx, Maria Dorfel, Bing-Wu Wang, Zong-Quan Wu, Joris van Slageren, Song Gao
A pair of enantiopureFeIII4 SMMs with axial symmetry were synthesized and characterized by magnetization and high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance methods. The result reveals that the axial symmetry of the structure...
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Highlights from Faraday Discussion 168: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas, Leiden, The Netherlands, April 2014

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13636-13644
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90397H, Conference ReportJohn D. Thrower, Sergio Ioppolo, Catherine Walsh
Highlights from Faraday Discussion 168: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas
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Enantioselective hydroacylation of olefins with rhodium catalysts

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13645-13649
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02276A, ViewpointStephen K. Murphy, Vy M. Dong
Since James and Young's seminal report on the kinetic resolution of 4-pentenals by hydroacylation, enantioselective methods have progressed to include 4-pentenal cyclisations, medium-ring syntheses, and intermolecular variants.
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Deciphering the origin of cooperative catalysis by dirhodium acetate and chiral spiro phosphoric acid in an asymmetric amination reaction

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05202A, CommunicationHemanta K. Kisan, Raghavan B. Sunoj
The transition state for enantioselective protonation by chiral phosphoric acid enjoys a cooperative stabilization offered by the dirhodium catalyst.
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Synchronized synthesis of Pd@C-RGO carbocatalyst for improved anode and cathode performance for direct ethylene glycol fuel cell

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06879C, CommunicationRamanujam Kannan, Ae Rhan Kim, Kee Suk Nahm, Hong-Ki Lee, Dong Jin Yoo
The simultaneous formation of a carbocatalyst composed of 5 nm sized flower-shaped Pd nanoparticles assembled on carbon-reduced graphene oxide (Pd@C-RGO) is reported via the solid state process between 1 and 2 minutes followed by microwave irradiation and exhibits improved electrocatalytic performance for the oxidation of ethylene glycol.
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Facile synthesis of spinel CuCo2O4 nanocrystals as high-performance cathode catalysts for rechargeable Li-air batteries

15 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04682J, CommunicationYing Liu, Lu-Jie Cao, Chen-Wei Cao, Man Wang, Kwan-Lan Leung, Shan-Shan Zeng, T. F. Hung, C. Y. Chung, Zhou-Guang Lu
CuCo2O4 nanoparticles have been synthesized by a simple and low-cost urea combustion method and characterized as bifunctional catalysts for non-aqueous Li-air batteries.
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