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A simple PCR-based fluorometric system for detection of mutant fusion DNAs using a quencher-free fluorescent DNA probe and graphene oxide

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00263J, CommunicationKyoungmin Roh, Dong-Min Kim, Eun Hee Lee, Hyoseon Kim, Hyung Soon Park, Ja-Hyun Jang, Sang-Hyun Hwang, Dong-Eun Kim
We propose a facile fluorometric system for detection of gene mutations using graphene oxide (GO).
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Measurements of the effect of membrane asymmetry on the mechanical properties of lipid bilayers

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00712G, CommunicationYuval Elani, Sowmya Purushothaman, Paula J. Booth, John M. Seddon, Nicholas J. Brooks, Robert V. Law, Oscar Ces
We detail an approach for constructing asymmetric membranes and characterising their mechanical properties, leading to the first measurement of the effect of asymmetry on lipid bilayer mechanics.
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Cascade upgrading of [gamma]-valerolactone to biofuels

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01463H, CommunicationKai Yan, Todd Lafleur, Xu Wu, Jiajue Chai, Guosheng Wu, Xianmei Xie
Cascade upgrading of [gamma]-valerolactone (GVL), produced from renewable cellulosic biomass, with selective conversion to biofuels pentyl valerate (PV) and pentane in one pot using a bifunctional Pd/HY catalyst is described.
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Complementary hydrogen bonding interaction triggered co-assembly of an amphiphilic peptide and an anti-tumor drug

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00501A, CommunicationHong Cheng, Yin-Jia Cheng, Sushant Bhasin, Jing-Yi Zhu, Xiao-Ding Xu, Ren-Xi Zhuo, Xian-Zheng Zhang
A new tumor-targeting amphiphilic peptide was designed to load and release the anti-tumor drug methotrexate (MTX), leading to reversible self-assembled morphology transition from spherical micelles to nanofibers.
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A DNA logic gate based on strand displacement reaction and rolling circle amplification, responding to multiple low-abundance DNA fragment input signals, and its application in detecting miRNAs

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01389E, CommunicationYuqi Chen, Yanyan Song, Fan Wu, Wenting Liu, Boshi Fu, Bingkun Feng, Xiang Zhou
A conveniently amplified DNA AND logic gate platform was designed for the highly sensitive detection of low-abundance DNA fragment inputs based on strand displacement reaction and rolling circle amplification strategy.
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General CuBr2-catalyzed highly enantioselective approach for optically active allenols from terminal alkynols

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00697J, CommunicationXin Huang, Tao Cao, Yulin Han, Xingguo Jiang, Weilong Lin, Jiasheng Zhang, Shengming Ma
A copper(II) bromide-catalyzed highly enantioselective direct synthesis of 1,3-disubstituted allenols from commercially available aldehydes, terminal alkynols and (R)- or (S)-[small alpha],[small alpha]-diphenylprolinol has been developed.
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Tetrabenzocircumpyrene: a nanographene fragment with an embedded peripentacene core

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00693G, CommunicationRuth Dorel, Carlos Manzano, Maricarmen Grisolia, We-Hyo Soe, Christian Joachim, Antonio M. Echavarren
A new disc-shaped highly symmetric C54H20 nanographene fragment, tetrabenzocircumpyrene, has been synthesized and characterized by scanning tunnelling microscopy, demonstrating the potential of this technique for identifying highly insoluble graphenic molecules.
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A turn-on fluorescence probe for imaging iodide in living cells based on an elimination reaction

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01130B, CommunicationFanpeng Kong, Xiaoyue Meng, Ranran Chu, Kehua Xu, Bo Tang
Based on a unique elimination reaction prompted by the iodide, a turn-on fluorescent probe (HCy-OMe-Br) without containing heavy metal has been developed for the first time. The probe can monitor iodide with excellent selectivity and sensitivity and was successfully applied to visualize iodide in living cells.
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Carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres with a porous multideck-cage structure for highly reversible lithium storage

24 March, 2015 - 04:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01251A, CommunicationYanrong Wang, Lei Zhang, Yali Wu, Yijun Zhong, Yong Hu, Xiong Wen (David) Lou
Carbon-coated Fe3O4 microspheres with a porous multideck-cage structure manifest superior electrochemical lithium storage properties.
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Metallophthalocyanin-ocenes: scandium phthalocyanines with an [small eta]5-bound Cp ring

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5986-5989
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00237K, CommunicationRachel H. Platel, Thiago Teixeira Tasso, Wen Zhou, Taniyuki Furuyama, Nagao Kobayashi, Daniel B. Leznoff
A series of scandium complexes supported by the phthalocyanine (Pc) ligand have been prepared and structurally characterized, including the first examples of [small eta]5-Cp metal phthalocyanines where the Cp fragment sandwiches the metal centre.
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Enhanced CO2 electroreduction efficiency through secondary coordination effects on a pincer iridium catalyst

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5947-5950
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00458F, CommunicationSteven T. Ahn, Elizabeth A. Bielinski, Elizabeth M. Lane, Yanqiao Chen, Wesley H. Bernskoetter, Nilay Hazari, G. Tayhas R. Palmore
An iridium trihydride complex supported by a bifunctional pincer ligand promotes the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to formate in with excellent Faradaic efficiency and low overpotential.
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Controlled cutting and hydroxyl functionalization of carbon nanotubes through autoclaving and sonication in hydrogen peroxide

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5939-5942
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01115A, CommunicationEthan J. Weydemeyer, Alicia J. Sawdon, Ching-An Peng
An alternative, eco-friendly process utilizing autoclaving and sonication of CNTs in H2O2 was developed, accomplishing hydroxyl functionalization and size reduction.
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Boosting of activity enhancement of K+-responsive quadruplex hammerhead ribozyme

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5898-5901
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00961H, CommunicationYudai Yamaoki, Tsukasa Mashima, Takashi Nagata, Masato Katahira
Second-generation quadruplex hammerhead ribozymes, whose activity enhances in response to K+, were developed. New strategies suppressed the basal activity and boosted the activity enhancement upon the addition of K+ to 21-fold.
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Excellent electrochemical performance of NiV3O8/natural graphite anodes via novel in situ electrochemical reconstruction

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5880-5882
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00486A, CommunicationShibing Ni, Jianjun Ma, Jicheng Zhang, Xuelin Yang, Lulu Zhang
NiV3O8/natural graphite anodes show excellent electrochemical performance via a novel in situ electrochemical reconstruction.
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Catalytic one-electron reduction of uranyl(VI) to Group 1 uranyl(V) complexes via Al(III) coordination

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5876-5879
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00867K, CommunicationMarkus Zegke, Gary S. Nichol, Polly L. Arnold, Jason B. Love
Reactions between [(UO2)(py)(H2L)], the uranyl(VI) Pacman complex of the polypyrrolic macrocycle L and Tebbe's reagent or DIBAL result in the first reductive functionalisation of the uranyl oxo by Al to form [(py)R2AlOUO(py)(H2L)] (R = Me or iBu).
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Combining a sensor and a pH-gated nanopore based on an avidin-biotin system

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5994-5997
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10087E, CommunicationMathilde Lepoitevin, Gael Nguyen, Mikhael Bechelany, Emmanuel Balanzat, Jean-Marc Janot, Sebastien Balme
Here we propose a new approach to tailor nanopores, which combines both pH gating and sensing properties.
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Fabrication of three dimensional (3D) hierarchical Ag/WO3 flower-like catalyst materials for the selective oxidation of m-xylene to isophthalic acid

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5998-6001
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00351B, CommunicationShankha S. Acharyya, Shilpi Ghosh, Rajaram Bal
A three dimensional (3D) hierarchical silver supported tungsten oxide flower-like microsphere catalyst has been fabricated using a cationic surfactant CTAB.
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Importance of platinum particle size for complete oxidation of toluene over Pt/ZSM-5 catalysts

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5936-5938
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09383F, CommunicationChunyu Chen, Fang Chen, Ling Zhang, Shuxiang Pan, Chaoqun Bian, Xiaoming Zheng, Xiangju Meng, Feng-Shou Xiao
Pt-1.9/ZSM-5 exhibits the highest activity in the removal of toluene due to a balance of Pt dispersion and Pt0 proportion.
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A red-shifted photochromic sulfonylurea for the remote control of pancreatic beta cell function

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,6018-6021
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01224D, CommunicationJ. Broichhagen, J. A. Frank, N. R. Johnston, R. K. Mitchell, K. Smid, P. Marchetti, M. Bugliani, G. A. Rutter, D. Trauner, D. J. Hodson
Heterocyclic azobenzene photoresponsive elements can be installed on sulfonylureas, yielding optical control over insulin release with yellow light.
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Highly efficient regioselective hydrosilylation of allenes using a [(3IP)Pd(allyl)]OTf catalyst; first example of allene hydrosilylation with phenyl- and diphenylsilane

22 March, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,5943-5946
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09804H, CommunicationHosein Tafazolian, Joseph A. R. Schmidt
A [(3IP)Pd(allyl)]OTf complex was shown to have high activity and regioselectively for allene hydrosilylation employing a wide range of silanes.
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