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Imaging, photophysical properties and DFT calculations of manganese blue (barium manganate(VI) sulphate) - a modern pigment

22 July, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01986E, CommunicationGianluca Accorsi, Giovanni Verri, Angela Acocella, Francesco Zerbetto, Giovanni Lerario, Giuseppe Gigli, David Saunders, Rachel Billinge
Photophysical properties, DFT calculations and imaging studies of manganese blue as analytical tools to record the spatial distribution of the pigment in works of art.
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Recent advances in the catalytic asymmetric 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethine ylides

22 July, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04381B, Feature ArticleJavier Adrio, Juan C. Carretero
The scope of the catalytic asymmetric 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethine ylides has been greatly expanded by the incorporation of novel types of dipolarophiles and dipole precursors. This feature article summarizes the recent development in this area.
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Pillararene-based supramolecular polymers: from molecular recognition to polymeric aggregates

22 July, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03170A, Feature ArticleChunju Li
This Feature Article covers recent research endeavors of the marriage between pillararene-based host-guest pairs and supramolecular polymeric assemblies.
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Selective photocatalytic oxidation of benzene for the synthesis of phenol using engineered Au-Pd alloy nanoparticles supported on titanium dioxide

22 July, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04024D, CommunicationRen Su, Lokesh Kesavan, Mads M. Jensen, Ramchandra Tiruvalam, Qian He, Nikolaos Dimitratos, Stefan Wendt, Marianne Glasius, Christopher J. Kiely, Graham J. Hutchings, Flemming Besenbacher
Engineered Au-Pd metal nanoparticles supported on titanium dioxide improve the selectivity of photocatalytic phenol production from the direct oxidation of benzene.
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Interview with Jackie Ying

22 July, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9032-9033
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90235A, Profile
Jackie Ying hopes to inspire young people to pursue careers in scientific research. She shares her advice for emerging scientists and secrets to success in scientific publishing with ChemComm.
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Synthesis of nitrogen-containing ordered mesoporous carbon as a metal-free catalyst for selective oxidation of ethylbenzene

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9182-9184
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03372H, CommunicationJia Wang, Hongyang Liu, Xianmo Gu, Haihua Wang, Dang Sheng Su
Nitrogen-containing ordered mesoporous carbon (NOMC) was synthesized by using m-aminophenol as a carbon and nitrogen co-precursor via a co-assembly process with F127 in aqueous phase and exhibited a good catalytic performance for selective oxidation of ethylbenzene.
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A general protein purification and immobilization method on controlled porosity glass: biocatalytic applications

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9134-9137
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02605E, CommunicationK. Engelmark Cassimjee, M. Kadow, Y. Wikmark, M. Svedendahl Humble, M. L. Rothstein, D. M. Rothstein, J.-E. Backvall
Pure immobilized enzyme on an inert support is obtained in one step from the cell lysate, suitable for general application in biocatalysis.
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Synthesis of enantiomerically pure Troger's base derivatives via chiral disulfoxides

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9168-9171
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03963G, CommunicationPavol Ondrisek, Rino Schwenk, Jan Cvengros
A facile strategy for the delivery of large quantities of enantiomerically pure 4,10-difunctionalized Troger's base derivatives has been developed.
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An unexpected copper(II)-catalyzed three-component reaction of quinazoline 3-oxide, alkylidenecyclopropane, and water

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9165-9167
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04341C, CommunicationYuanyuan An, Danqing Zheng, Jie Wu
An unexpected copper(II)-catalyzed three-component reaction of quinazoline-N-oxide, alkylidenecyclopropane and water under mild conditions is developed, leading to N-(2-(5-oxa-6-azaspiro[2.4]hept-6-en-7-yl)phenyl)formamides in good yields.
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A spin-canted NiII4-based metal-organic framework with gas sorption properties and high adsorptive selectivity for light hydrocarbons

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9161-9164
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02396J, CommunicationJia Li, Ying Guo, Hong-Ru Fu, Jian Zhang, Rong-Bin Huang, Lan-Sun Zheng, Jun Tao
The reaction of nickel(II) nitrate with isonicotinic acid and 2,6-dimethyl-pyridine-3,5-dicarboxylic acid affords a novel, tetranuclear nickel(II)-based metal-organic framework that exhibits spin-canted antiferromagnetism with a canted angle of 1.65 and high adsorptive selectivity for light hydrocarbons.
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Water on Au sputtered films

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9172-9175
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02492C, CommunicationJ. Canning, N. Tzoumis, J. K. Beattie, B. C. Gibson, E. Ilagan
Transient changes in the contact angle, [capital Delta][small theta] [similar] 10[degree], of water on gold (Au) reveal reversible wetting of near hydrophobic Au films.
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Tailor-made oxide architectures attained by molecularly permeable metal-oxide organic hybrid thin films

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9176-9178
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04104F, CommunicationDebabrata Sarkar, Dereje Hailu Taffa, Sergey Ishchuk, Ori Hazut, Hagai Cohen, Gil Toker, Micha Asscher, Roie Yerushalmi
Tailor-made metal oxide (MO) thin films with controlled compositions, electronic structures, and architectures are obtained via molecular layer deposition (MLD) and solution treatment.
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The benzoyl peroxide-promoted functionalization of simple alkanes with 2-aryl phenyl isonitrile

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9179-9181
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03304C, CommunicationWanxing Sha, Jin-Tao Yu, Yan Jiang, Haitao Yang, Jiang Cheng
The benzoyl peroxide (BPO)-promoted phenanthridinylation of simple alkanes with isonitrile is developed via C(sp3)-H and C(sp2)-H bonds cleavage.
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Anion transport across phospholipid membranes mediated by a diphosphine-Pd(II) complex

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9157-9160
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02881C, CommunicationDomenico Milano, Barnaba Benedetti, Mariangela Boccalon, Andrea Brugnara, Elisabetta Iengo, Paolo Tecilla
A Pd(II) complex ([Pd(dppp)(OTf)2]) acts as an efficient transporter of halide anions, in particular the biologically relevant chloride anion, across a phospholipid bilayer thus representing a prototype of a new class of low molecular weight 'drug-like' anion transporters.
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On the encapsulation of hydrocarbon components of natural gas within molecular baskets in water. The role of C-H[small pi] interactions and the host's conformational dynamics in the process of encapsulation

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9086-9089
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04107K, CommunicationY. Ruan, P. W. Peterson, C. M. Hadad, J. D. Badjic
Molecular baskets encapsulate hydrocarbon components of natural gas by forming C-H[small pi] contacts and adjusting the size of their cup-shaped platform.
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Allylic sp3 C-H borylation of alkenes via allyl-Pd intermediates: an efficient route to allylboronates

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9207-9210
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04151H, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Hong-Ping Deng, Lars Eriksson, Kalman J. Szabo
Palladium catalyzed allylic C-H functionalization was performed, which proceeds via an allyl-Pd intermediate to give an allylboronate product.
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Formation of phosphanoxy-substituted phosphaalkenes via sterically promoted cleavage of the P[double bond, length as m-dash]P diphosphene bond

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9204-9206
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03274H, CommunicationShigekazu Ito, Shunsuke Okabe, Yasuhiro Ueta, Koichi Mikami
The sterically congested diphosphene bond is cleaved by RLi and acyl halides to provide phosphanoxy-substituted phosphaethenes.
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A super water-stable europium-organic framework: guests inducing low-humidity proton conduction and sensing of metal ions

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9153-9156
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03268C, CommunicationRui Wang, Xi-Yan Dong, Hong Xu, Ru-Bo Pei, Ming-Li Ma, Shuang-Quan Zang, Hong-Wei Hou, Thomas C. W. Mak
The ordered dimethylammonium cations and helical water spirals as guest species induce low-humidity proton conduction and sensing of Fe3+ and Cu2+ ions in a water-stable europium-organic framework.
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Engineering the surface of perovskite La0.5Sr0.5MnO3 for catalytic activity of CO oxidation

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9200-9203
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00023D, CommunicationKeke Huang, Xuefeng Chu, Long Yuan, Wenchun Feng, Xiaofeng Wu, Xiyang Wang, Shouhua Feng
A simple treatment of La0.5Sr0.5MnO3 with diluted HNO3 creates more B-sites (rich) on the terminated perovskite surface and improves its catalytic activity toward CO oxidation, and the perovskite catalyst possesses a higher ratio of Mn4+/Mn3+ and thus enhances the O2 adsorption capability, favourable for CO oxidation and catalytic activity.
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High-throughput colorimetric assays for mercury(II) in blood and wastewater based on the mercury-stimulated catalytic activity of small silver nanoparticles in a temperature-switchable gelatin matrix

20 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,9196-9199
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03851G, CommunicationZongzhao Sun, Ning Zhang, Yanmei Si, Shuai Li, Jiangwei Wen, Xiangbing Zhu, Hua Wang
Colorimetric mercury(II) assays with 96-cell plates were achieved by the mercury-stimulated catalytic activity of small silver nanoparticles in switchable gelatin.
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