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Deformable nature of various damaged DNA duplexes estimated by an electrochemical analysis on electrodes

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11126-11128
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04513K, CommunicationJ. Chiba, S. Aoki, J. Yamamoto, S. Iwai, M. Inouye
The local bending flexibility was electrochemically estimated for damaged DNA duplexes containing CPD, APTHF, and 6-4PP compared with those of their corresponding undamaged counterparts.
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Supramolecular polymerization at the interface: layer-by-layer assembly driven by host-enhanced [small pi]-[small pi] interaction

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11173-11176
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05201C, CommunicationHui Yang, Zhan Ma, Bin Yuan, Zhiqiang Wang, Xi Zhang
Host-enhanced [small pi]-[small pi] interaction as a new driving force was used for fabricating layer-by-layer films, which can be regarded as a sort of supramolecular polymerization at the interface.
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Interfacial hydrogenation and deamination of nitriles to selectively synthesize tertiary amines

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11110-11113
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05132G, CommunicationShuanglong Lu, Chao Li, Jiaqing Wang, Yue Pan, Xueqing Cao, Hongwei Gu
A novel method was developed to synthesize asymmetrical tertiary amines from interfacial hydrogenation and deamination of nitriles.
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Plasmon resonance-enhanced circularly polarized luminescence of self-assembled meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin-surfactant complexes in interaction with Ag nanoparticles

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11169-11172
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04477K, CommunicationTakunori Harada, Naoki Kajiyama, Kei Ishizaka, Reona Toyofuku, Katsuki Izumi, Kazuo Umemura, Yoshitane Imai, Naoya Taniguchi, Kenji Mishima
The phenomenon can be explained by the plasmon-induced resonant chiral-field enhancement arising from the coupling of optical molecular dipoles with AgNPs.
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Selective reduction of CO2 to formate through bicarbonate reduction on metal electrodes: new insights gained from SG/TC mode of SECM

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11143-11146
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03099K, CommunicationNarayanaru Sreekanth, Kanala Lakshminarasimha Phani
Using SG/TC mode of SECM it is discovered that HCOO- comes solely from the direct reduction of HCO3- and CO from CO2 at low pH and high applied potentials in CO2/HCO3- solution on Au and Ag surfaces, pointing to the selective reduction of CO2 to HCOO-.
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2[prime or minute]-Deoxyuridine conjugated with a reactive monobenzocyclooctyne as a DNA building block for copper-free click-type postsynthetic modification of DNA

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11218-11221
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02855D, CommunicationClaudia Stubinitzky, Gergely B. Cserep, Effi Batzner, Peter Kele, Hans-Achim Wagenknecht
The carboxymethylmonobenzocyclooctyne group attached to the 5-position of a 2[prime or minute]-deoxyuridine in DNA allows rapid and efficient copper-free postsynthetic modification as demonstrated with a far-red emitting fluorescent azide probe.
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Graphene-supported Pt and PtPd nanorods with enhanced electrocatalytic performance for the oxygen reduction reaction

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11165-11168
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04595E, CommunicationHong-Shuo Chen, Yu-Ting Liang, Tsan-Yao Chen, Yi-Chia Tseng, Chen-Wei Liu, Shu-Ru Chung, Chien-Te Hsieh, Cheng-En Lee, Kuan-Wen Wang
The combinational modification of the morphology, alloying, and support for Pt catalysts has been optimized towards the oxygen reduction reaction.
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Benzothiazole derivatives augment glucose uptake in skeletal muscle cells and stimulate insulin secretion from pancreatic [small beta]-cells via AMPK activation

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11222-11225
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03310H, CommunicationL. Pasternak, E. Meltzer-Mats, G. Babai-Shani, G. Cohen, O. Viskind, J. Eckel, E. Cerasi, S. Sasson, A. Gruzman
Development of the unique bi-functional AMPK activators (glucose uptake and insulin secretion enhancers) for potential antidiabetic treatment.
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Membrane lipid peroxidation by the peroxidase-like activity of magnetite nanoparticles

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11147-11150
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03082F, CommunicationLijun Wang, Yue Min, Doudou Xu, Fengjiao Yu, Wuzong Zhou, Alfred Cuschieri
Magnetite nanoparticles act as peroxidase-like mimetics to catalyse lipid peroxidation in liposomes at acidic pH, predominantly by decomposing the pre-existing LOOH to initiate the chain reactions.
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Highly-efficient synthesis of covalent porphyrinic cages via DABCO-templated imine condensation reactions

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11162-11164
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05449K, CommunicationHuimin Ding, Xiangshi Meng, Xu Cui, Yihui Yang, Tailin Zhou, Caixing Wang, Matthias Zeller, Cheng Wang
A couple of covalent porphyrinic cages have been synthesized with quantitative yields via DABCO-templated imine condensation reactions.
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Graphene/graphite sheet assisted growth of high-areal-density horizontally aligned carbon nanotubes

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11158-11161
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04434G, CommunicationHuanhuan Xie, Rufan Zhang, Yingying Zhang, Wenlin Zhang, Muqiang Jian, Chunya Wang, Qi Wang, Fei Wei
Graphene/graphite sheets produced by chemical vapor deposition and released by chemical etching were directly used for the synthesis of high-areal-density horizontally aligned carbon nanotube arrays.
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Designing two-photon fluorescent probes based on the target-induced enhancement of the absorption cross-section

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11139-11142
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05010J, CommunicationLingyu Zeng, Shiyu Chen, Tian Xia, Cheng Zhong, Zhihong Liu
We have reported a new strategy for two-photon probe design for the simultaneous target-induced enhancement of the two-photon absorption cross-section and quantum yield.
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Electrochemical investigation of covalently post-synthetic modified SURGEL coatings

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11129-11131
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03521F, CommunicationV. Mugnaini, M. Tsotsalas, F. Bebensee, S. Grosjean, A. Shahnas, S. Brase, J. Lahann, M. Buck, C. Woll
Thiol-yne click chemistry post synthesis modification (PSM) is used to further functionalize a fully organic porous polymer coating (SURGEL). By cyclic voltammetry the resulting electrochemical properties are addressed. The Nernstian diffusion limited process observed in the presence of ferrocene as electrolyte is explained in terms of a high permeability of the SURGELs for ferrocene after PSM.
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VOPO4 nanosheets as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11132-11134
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03781B, CommunicationBao Zhang, Ya-dong Han, Jun-chao Zheng, Jia-feng Zhang, Chao Shen, Lei Ming, Xin-bo Yuan, Hui Li
VOPO4 nanosheets are successfully synthesized using a hydrothermal method followed by calcination and can be used as good anode materials.
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Synthesis of 1,3,5,7-tetrakis(4-cyanatophenyl)adamantane and its microporous polycyanurate network for adsorption of organic vapors, hydrogen and carbon dioxide

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11238-11241
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05021E, CommunicationChangjiang Shen, Hao Yu, Zhonggang Wang
A new cyanate monomer 1,3,5,7-tetrakis(4-cyanatophenyl)adamantane and its microporous polycyanurate network are synthesized, which possess high uptakes for CO2, H2, aromatic and aliphatic vapors, exhibiting potential in gas storage and recovery of organic pollutants.
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From filter paper to porous carbon composite membrane oxygen reduction catalyst

28 August, 2014 - 00:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11151-11153
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03987D, CommunicationWenxiu Yang, Yanling Zhai, Xiaoyu Yue, Yizhe Wang, Jianbo Jia
A facile and industrially scalable approach to prepare an oxygen reduction reaction catalyst by the pyrolysis of Fe(NO3)3-impregnated common filter paper is proposed.
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A low temperature, isothermal gas-phase system for conversion of methane to methanol over Cu-ZSM-5

25 August, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11053-11055
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02832E, CommunicationT. Sheppard, C. D. Hamill, A. Goguet, D. W. Rooney, J. M. Thompson
A low temperature, recyclable process for partial methane oxidation is described over Cu-ZSM-5 using NO as the oxidant.
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Luminescent materials containing multiple benzoxaphosphole units

25 August, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11036-11038
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05259E, CommunicationShanshan Wu, Arnold L. Rheingold, John D. Protasiewicz
A series of bisbenzoxaphospholes and a trisbenzoxaphosphole have been prepared and characterized.
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A self-assembled ultrathin crystalline polymer film for high performance phototransistors

25 August, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11000-11003
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04547E, CommunicationHui Li, Yishi Wu, Xuedong Wang, Qinghua Kong, Hongbing Fu
An ultrathin crystalline polymer film was prepared using a novel solution-phase self-assembled method and exhibited high performance in phototransistor devices.
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Cu-Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura reactions of primary and secondary benzyl halides with arylboronates

25 August, 2014 - 22:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11060-11062
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05376A, CommunicationYan-Yan Sun, Jun Yi, Xi Lu, Zhen-Qi Zhang, Bin Xiao, Yao Fu
A copper-catalyzed coupling of arylboronates with primary and secondary benzyl halides with [small beta] hydrogens or steric hindrance is described.
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