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The perils of rational design - unexpected irreversible elimination of fluoride from 3-fluoro-2-methylacyl-CoA esters catalysed by [small alpha]-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR; P504S)

21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14164-14166
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06127F, CommunicationMaksims Yevglevskis, Guat L. Lee, Michael D. Threadgill, Timothy J. Woodman, Matthew D. Lloyd
Characterisation of a novel elimination reaction catalysed by human [small alpha]-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR; P504S), converting 2R to 4, is reported.
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The phosphatase mechanism of bifunctional kinase/phosphatase AceK

21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14117-14120
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05375C, CommunicationShu Wang, Qingya Shen, Guangju Chen, Jimin Zheng, Hongwei Tan, Zongchao Jia
Through multiple approaches, we identified a novel stepwise mechanism of AceK which is ADP-dependent, enabled by a typical kinase scaffold.
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Live cell off-target identification of lapatinib using ligand-directed tosyl chemistry

21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14097-14100
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05885B, CommunicationKei Yamaura, Keiko Kuwata, Tomonori Tamura, Yoshiyuki Kioi, Yousuke Takaoka, Shigeki Kiyonaka, Itaru Hamachi
We demonstrate that ligand-directed tosyl (LDT) chemistry is applicable to off-target identification in live cells.
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Ruthenium-catalyzed double-fold C-H tertiary alkoxycarbonylation of arenes using di-tert-butyl dicarbonate

21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14129-14132
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05173D, CommunicationXiaohu Hong, Hao Wang, Bingxin Liu, Bin Xu
An efficient ruthenium-catalyzed double-fold C-H bond alkoxycarbonylation of arenes was developed using commercially available Boc2O as the tertiary esterification reagent.
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Charge-transfer interactions for the fabrication of multifunctional viral nanoparticles

21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14125-14128
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05195E, CommunicationJun Hu, Peiyi Wang, Xia Zhao, Lin Lv, Song Yang, Baoan Song, Qian Wang
In this paper, a facile strategy to fabricate multifunctional viral nanoparticles was described by introducing charge-transfer interactions between a pyrenyl motif with dinitrophenyl and pyridinium-contained guest molecules.
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Mammalian serum albumins as a chiral mediator library for bio-supramolecular photochirogenesis: optimizing enantiodifferentiating photocyclodimerization of 2-anthracenecarboxylate

21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14082-14085
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04818K, CommunicationMasaki Nishijima, Masato Goto, Mayu Fujikawa, Cheng Yang, Tadashi Mori, Takehiko Wada, Yoshihisa Inoue
A simple strategy for choosing optimal serum albumin is proposed.
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Progressive compression of 1,[small omega]-diammonium-alkanes inside a rigid crystalline molecular cage

21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14086-14088
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03866E, CommunicationDan Dumitrescu, Yves-Marie Legrand, Eddy Petit, Arie van der Lee, Mihail Barboiu
The compression of alkanes inside molecular capsules previously predicted by modelling and confirmed by spectroscopic studies is supported by the crystal structures of confined 1,[small omega]-diammonium-alkanes.
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Plasmon-driven photoregeneration of cofactor molecules

19 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07829B, CommunicationAna Sanchez-Iglesias, Andrey Chuvilin, Marek Grzelczak
Platinum-doped gold nanorods are capable to regenerate cofactor molecules under visible and infrared light irradiation. Our results suggest promising use of plasmonic particles in biochemical reactions.
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Post-assembly transformations of porphyrin-containing metal-organic framework (MOF) films fabricated via automated layer-by-layer coordination

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05727A, CommunicationMonica C. So, M. Hassan Beyzavi, Rohan Sawhney, Osama Shekhah, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Salih S. Al-Juaid, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha
Solvent-assisted linker exchange and post-assembly linker metalation converts existing metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films into new or modified ones.
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Biomimetic Transparent and Superhydrophobic Coatings: From Nature and Beyond Nature

19 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06868H, Feature ArticleShen Yu, Zhiguang Guo, Weimin Liu
It is well known that highly optical transparence is one of the most crucial criteria for an overwhelming majority of optical devices and correlative facilities including smart windows, camera lenses,...
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Upconversion luminescent logic gates and turn-on sensing of glutathione based on two-photon excited quantum dots conjugated with dopamine

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06181K, CommunicationRijun Gui, Hui Jin, Xifeng Liu, Zonghua Wang, Feifei Zhang, Jianfei Xia, Min Yang, Sai Bi
This article reported the two-photon excited quantum dots-based novel upconversion luminescent logic gates for turn-on sensing of glutathione.
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Framework Stabilization of Si-Rich LTA Zeolite Prepared in Organic-Free Media

19 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07396G, CommunicationMarlon T Conato, Matthew D Oleksiak, B. Peter McGrail, Radha Kishan Motkuri, Jeffrey D Rimer
Zeolite HOU-2 (LTA type) is prepared with the highest silica content (Si/Al = 2.1) reported for Na-LTA zeolites without the use of an organic structure-directing agent. The rational design of...
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Orthogonal Selectivity with Cinnamic Acids in 3- substituted Benzofuran Synthesis through C-H Olefination of Phenols

19 October, 2014 - 13:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07026G, CommunicationSoumitra Agasti, Upendra Sharma, Togati Naveen, Debabrata Maiti
A palladium catalyzed intermolecular annulation of cinnamic acids and phenols has been achieved for the selective synthesis of 3-substituted benzofurans. Isotope labeling, competition experiments, kinetic studies, and intermediate trapping have...
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A rapid and divergent access to chiral azacyclic nucleoside analogues via highly enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of [small beta]-nucleobase substituted acrylates

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06632D, CommunicationQi-Liang Yang, Ming-Sheng Xie, Chao Xia, Huan-Li Sun, Dan-Jie Zhang, Ke-Xin Huang, Zhen Guo, Gui-Rong Qu, Hai-Ming Guo
A rapid and divergent access to chiral azacyclic nucleoside analogues was developed via enantioselective 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of [small beta]-nucleobase substituted acrylates.
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A highly efficient Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative ortho-arylation of amides with aryl acylperoxides

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06457G, CommunicationDengke Li, Ning Xu, Yicheng Zhang, Lei Wang
A Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative ortho-arylation of amides with aryl acylperoxides was developed. Anilides afforded ortho-arylation products, and N-methoxyarylamides gave phenanthridinones.
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Ru-catalyzed decarboxylative cyclization of mandelic acids with acrylates: facile access to the phthalide skeleton

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06331G, CommunicationLili Chen, Hongji Li, Feng Yu, Lei Wang
A Ru-catalyzed decarboxylative cyclization of mandeic acids with acrylates was developed, which provides an efficient route to the phthalide skeleton.
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Extending the shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy approach to interfacial ionic liquids at single crystal electrode surfaces

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06269H, CommunicationMeng Zhang, Li-Juan Yu, Yi-Fan Huang, Jia-Wei Yan, Guo-Kun Liu, De-Yin Wu, Zhong-Qun Tian, Bing-Wei Mao
We employ, for the first time, SHINERS to study single crystal electrode surfaces in ionic liquids, and combine DFT calculations to elucidate the structural details of imidazolium-based ionic liquid-Au single crystal electrode interfaces.
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Redox-induced fluoride ligand dissociation stabilized by intramolecular hydrogen bonding

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06832G, CommunicationCameron M. Moore, Nathaniel K. Szymczak
Appended hydrogen-bonding groups enable the reduction and F- capture of a tripodal copper fluoride complex.
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Direct exfoliation of carbon allotropes with structural analogues of self-assembled nanostructures and their photovoltaic applications

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05929H, CommunicationWoochul Lee, Dong-Woo Lee, Myongsoo Lee, Jong-In Hong
The self-assembled nanostructures of amphiphilic molecules enabled a direct exfoliation of carbon allotropes, which were successfully introduced into the HTL layer.
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[small alpha]-Trifluoromethyl-(indol-3-yl)methanols as trifluoromethylated C3 1,3-dipoles: [3+2] cycloaddition for the synthesis of 1-(trifluoromethyl)-cyclopenta[b]indole alkaloids

19 October, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05895J, CommunicationJinhuan Dong, Ling Pan, Xianxiu Xu, Qun Liu
Easily available [small alpha]-trifluoromethyl 3-indolylmethanol silyl ethers acting as the trifluoromethylated C3 1,3-dipoles in the preparation of 1-trifluoromethyl cyclopenta[b]indole alkaloids.
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