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Facile one-pot synthesis of MoS2 quantum dots-graphene-TiO2 composites for highly enhanced photocatalytic properties

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1709-1712
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08984G, CommunicationWeiyin Gao, Minqiang Wang, Chenxin Ran, Le Li
We reported a simple one-pot solvothermal approach to fabricate MoS2 quantum dots (QDs)-graphene-TiO2 (MGT) composite photocatalyst with significant improved photocatalysis property, which is caused by the increased charge separation, visible-light absorbance, specific surface area and reaction sites upon the introduction of MoS2 QDs.
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Asymmetric core-expanded aza-BODIPY analogues: facile synthesis and optical properties

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1713-1716
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06704E, CommunicationHui Liu, Hua Lu, Zhikuan Zhou, Soji Shimizu, Zhifang Li, Nagao Kobayashi, Zhen Shen
A novel series of asymmetric core-expanded aza-BODIPY analogues, synthesized through a facile and scalable two-step reaction in high yields, are reported.
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Aligned macroporous monoliths with intrinsic microporosity via a frozen-solvent-templating approach

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1717-1720
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08919G, CommunicationAdham Ahmed, Tom Hasell, Rob Clowes, Peter Myers, Andrew I. Cooper, Haifei Zhang
Aligned macroporous monoliths of an organic cage, a polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1), and a metal-organic framework (HKUST-1) are prepared by a controlled freezing approach. In addition to macropores, all the monoliths contain the intrinsic micropores.
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Linear assembly of a porphyrin-C60 complex confined in vertical nanocylinders of amphiphilic block copolymer films

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1685-1688
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09262G, CommunicationTakuya Kamimura, Motonori Komura, Hideaki Komiyama, Tomokazu Iyoda, Fumito Tani
Linear assemblies of a 1 : 1 porphyrin-fullerene C60 complex were formed in vertical cylindrical polyether nanodomains of amphiphilic block copolymer films.
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Thiophene-fused bowl-shaped polycyclic aromatics with a dibenzo[a,g]corannulene core for organic field-effect transistors

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1681-1684
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08451A, CommunicationRu-Qiang Lu, Yi-Nyu Zhou, Xiao-Yun Yan, Ke Shi, Yu-Qing Zheng, Ming Luo, Xin-Chang Wang, Jian Pei, Haiping Xia, Laura Zoppi, Kim K. Baldridge, Jay S. Siegel, Xiao-Yu Cao
Electron-rich thiophene units were fused into the skeleton of corannulene to extend [small pi]-surfaces and tune arrangement in a single crystal.
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Smart design of free-standing ultrathin Co-Co(OH)2 composite nanoflakes on 3D nickel foam for high-performance electrochemical capacitors

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1689-1692
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07499H, CommunicationZheyin Yu, Zhenxiang Cheng, Siti Rohana Majid, Zhixin Tai, Xiaolin Wang, Shixue Dou
Free-standing Co-Co(OH)2 composite nanoflakes with excellent electrical conductivity and mechanical properties were applied in electrochemical capacitors for the first time.
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Compartment fabrication of magneto-responsive Janus microrod particles

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1639-1642
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07863B, CommunicationSu Yeon Lee, Shu Yang
Monodispersed magneto-responsive microrod particles of variable magnetic/non-magnetic ratios and chemical compositions are created by compartment fabrication in a single poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) mold.
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A polycation-induced secondary assembly of amphiphilic calixarene and its multi-stimuli responsive gelation behavior

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1647-1649
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08721F, CommunicationKun-Peng Wang, Yong Chen, Yu Liu
A calixarene-based supramolecular hydrogel with reversible or irreversible gelation behaviors in response to external stimuli constructed via a hierarchical induced assembly strategy.
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A versatile efficient one-step approach for carbazole-pyridine hybrid molecules: highly efficient host materials for blue phosphorescent OLEDs

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1650-1653
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08335K, CommunicationChao Tang, Ran Bi, Youtian Tao, Fangfang Wang, Xudong Cao, Shifan Wang, Tao Jiang, Cheng Zhong, Hongmei Zhang, Wei Huang
A series of carbazole-pyridine hybrid hosts were prepared by a convenient catalyst free C-N coupling reaction for high-efficiency blue electrophosphorescence.
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Coupling of carboxylic acids with internal alkynes by supported ruthenium catalysts: direct and selective syntheses of multi-substituted phthalide derivatives

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1654-1657
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08461F, CommunicationHiroki Miura, Kentaro Tsutsui, Kenji Wada, Tetsuya Shishido
Supported ruthenium catalysts promote coupling of various kinds of aromatic carboxylic acids with internal alkynes, giving the corresponding multi-substituted phthalide derivatives in high yields. The supported Ru catalyst can be recycled at least five times with no loss of activity.
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Substrate selective amide coupling driven by encapsulation of a coupling agent within a self-assembled hexameric capsule

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1658-1661
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08833F, CommunicationSonia Giust, Giorgio La Sorella, Laura Sperni, Giorgio Strukul, Alessandro Scarso
Encapsulation of a cationic carbodiimide condensing agent within a self-assembled hexameric capsule made of resorcin[4]arene units provides a nano-environment that efficiently steers the substrate selectivity in the amide synthesis reaction between carboxylic acids and primary amines.
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Cellular activity of siRNA oligonucleotides containing synthetic isomorphic nucleoside surrogates

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1662-1665
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08809C, CommunicationDongwon Shin, Peter Lonn, Steven F. Dowdy, Yitzhak Tor
Singly and multiply modified synthetic siRNA oligonucleotides, containing highly isomorphic surrogate nucleobases, show high interference activity in cell culture.
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One-by-one single-molecule detection of mutated nucleobases by monitoring tunneling current using a DNA tip

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1666-1669
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08227C, CommunicationPhuc Tan Bui, Tomoaki Nishino, Hiroshi Shiigi, Tsutomu Nagaoka
Simple stationary monitoring of the tunneling current using a DNA tip leads to single-molecule DNA detection and discovery of base mismatches and methylation.
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Catalytic hydrogen production from paraformaldehyde and water using an organoiridium complex

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1670-1672
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06581F, CommunicationTomoyoshi Suenobu, Yusuke Isaka, Satoshi Shibata, Shunichi Fukuzumi
A water-soluble iridium(III)-hydroxo complex catalyses the production of H2 from paraformaldehyde in water under basic conditions at 298 K.
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A luminescent metal-organic framework constructed using a tetraphenylethene-based ligand for sensing volatile organic compounds

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1677-1680
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08945F, CommunicationXun-Gao Liu, Hui Wang, Bin Chen, Yang Zou, Zhi-Guo Gu, Zujin Zhao, Liang Shen
A tetraphenylethene-based porous metal-organic framework with 1D rhombus channels and strong fluorescence is prepared and applied to detect volatile organic compounds.
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Highly reversible capacity at the surface of a lithium-rich manganese oxide: a model study using an epitaxial film system

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1673-1676
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07758J, CommunicationS. Taminato, M. Hirayama, K. Suzuki, N. L. Yamada, M. Yonemura, J. Y. Son, R. Kanno
The surface region of a lithium-rich manganese oxide Li2MnO3 is intrinsically active at the electrochemical interface and exhibits a high discharge capacity over 300 mA h g-1 in the fiftieth cycle.
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Virtues and limitations of Pittsburgh green for ozone detection

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1579-1582
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08244C, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Carlos Castello Beltran, Elliott A. Palmer, Benjamin R. Buckley, Felipe Iza
A recently proposed 2[prime or minute],7[prime or minute]-dichlorofluorescein (DCF)-derived fluorescent probe for the detection of ozone shows good selectivity against a number of reactive oxygen species and good pH stability for biological and environmental applications.
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Compact multi-enzyme pathways in P. pastoris

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1643-1646
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08502G, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Martina Geier, Pia Fauland, Thomas Vogl, Anton Glieder
2A peptides enabling the coordinate expression of nine genes in P. pastoris represent a valuable tool for pathway construction and engineering.
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A novel supramolecular metallogel-based high-resolution anion sensor array

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1635-1638
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07814D, CommunicationQi Lin, Tao-Tao Lu, Xin Zhu, Bin Sun, Qing-Ping Yang, Tai-Bao Wei, You-Ming Zhang
A novel anion sensor array based on supramolecular metallogels has been developed. The sensor array could accurately identify CN-, SCN-, S2- and I- in water. Interestingly, the metallogel-based sensor array needs only one synthesized gelator G1.
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Enhanced performance of dye-sensitized solar cells based on TiO2 nanotube membranes using an optimized annealing profile

18 January, 2015 - 12:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,1631-1634
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08266D, CommunicationF. Mohammadpour, M. Moradi, K. Lee, G. Cha, S. So, A. Kahnt, D. M. Guldi, M. Altomare, P. Schmuki
Free standing TiO2 nanotube membranes are transferred onto FTO slides in front-side illuminated dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The electronic properties of the tubes and, as a result, the efficiency of the DSSCs can be considerably improved by ramped annealing.
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