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Formation of persulphate from sodium sulphite and molecular oxygen catalysed by H5PV2Mo10O40 - aerobic epoxidation and hydrolysis

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13247-13249
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06304J, CommunicationAmir Rubinstein, Raanan Carmeli, Ronny Neumann
Electron transfer from sulphite to H5PV2Mo10O40 initiates catalytic aerobic epoxidation of alkenes.
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Unprecedented formation of polycyclic diazadiborepine derivatives through cage deboronation of m-carborane

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13239-13242
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06261B, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Nicole Harmgarth, Cristian G. Hrib, Volker Lorenz, Liane Hilfert, Frank T. Edelmann
An unprecedented deboronation reaction of an icosahedral carborane is reported, in which a BH group is detached from the cage and incorporated into a nido-carborane-anellated diazadiborepine ring.
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Photoinduced charge separation in ordered self-assemblies of perylenediimide-graphene oxide hybrid layers

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13359-13361
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05694A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mustafa Supur, Kei Ohkubo, Shunichi Fukuzumi
Photoinduced charge separation in well-ordered self-assemblies of perylenediimide-graphene oxide (TAIPDI-GO) hybrid layers is reported.
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Multiple CHO interactions involving glycol chains as driving force for the self-assembly of amphiphilic Pd(II) complexes

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13366-13369
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06152G, CommunicationChristina Rest, Anja Martin, Vladimir Stepanenko, Naveen Kumar Allampally, David Schmidt, Gustavo Fernandez
Cooperative inter- and intrastrand CHO interactions between tryethylene glycol chains are the driving force for the self-assembly of amphiphilic Pd(II) complexes in polar media.
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Experimental and theoretical evidence that electrostatics governs easy-axis orientation in DyIII-based molecular chains

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13346-13348
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05062B, CommunicationJulie Jung, Francois Le Natur, Olivier Cador, Fabrice Pointillart, Guillaume Calvez, Carole Daiguebonne, Olivier Guillou, Thierry Guizouarn, Boris Le Guennic, Kevin Bernot
Magnetic slow relaxation is observed in a DyIII-based molecular chain and the magnetic easy-axis is determined via single-crystal magnetometry and ab initio calculations.
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Gels and threads: mussel-inspired one-pot route to advanced responsive materials

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13278-13281
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05293E, CommunicationM. Krogsgaard, A. Andersen, H. Birkedal
Self-healing hydrogels are obtained in a one-pot reaction between tannic acid, trivalent metal ions and polyallylamine. At high concentrations, meter-long threads could be drawn from low pH solutions.
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Assembly of Fe-substituted Dawson-type nanoscale selenotungstate clusters with photocatalytic H2 evolution activity

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13265-13267
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06447J, CommunicationWei-Chao Chen, Chao Qin, Xin-Long Wang, Yang-Guang Li, Hong-Ying Zang, Yan-Qing Jiao, Peng Huang, Kui-Zhan Shao, Zhong-Min Su, En-Bo Wang
Two Fe-substituted Dawson-type nanoscale selenotungstate clusters, {Fe6Se6W34} and {Fe10Se8W62}, have been isolated, which exhibit photocatalytic H2 evolution activity.
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Sensitive and selective amplified visual detection of cytokines based on exonuclease III-aided target recycling

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13342-13345
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05701E, CommunicationKai Zhang, Tianli Ren, Ke Wang, Xue Zhu, Hao Wu, Minhao Xie
A new Exo III assisted strand-cleavage cycle and ligand-responsive quadruplex formation strategy for amplified and label-free detection of IFN-[gamma] was reported with a detection limit of 0.1 pM and a visual detection limit of 20 pM by the naked eye.
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Chromo-fluorogenic BODIPY-complexes for selective detection of V-type nerve agent surrogates

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13289-13291
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05945J, CommunicationAndrea Barba-Bon, Ana Maria Costero, Salvador Gil, Felix Sancenon, Ramon Martinez-Manez
Eu3+ and Au3+ BODIPY-complexes have been prepared for the selective detection of V-nerve agent surrogates over G-surrogates. The mechanism of detection occurs via the displacement of a BODIPY ligand, resulting in colour modulation that is easily observed by the naked eye.
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A carbon nanotube/quantum dot based photoelectrochemical biosensing platform for the direct detection of microRNAs

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13315-13318
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06214K, CommunicationHuijuan Cao, Shanshan Liu, Wenwen Tu, Jianchun Bao, Zhihui Dai
A versatile photoelectrochemical biosensing platform for direct detection of microRNAs was developed based on DNA-CdS quantum dots sensitized carbon nanotubes.
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Rapid room temperature syntheses of zeolitic-imidazolate framework (ZIF) nanocrystals

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13258-13260
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06491G, CommunicationMin Tu, Christian Wiktor, Christoph Rosler, Roland A. Fischer
Here we report a simple solvent mixture controlled rapid room temperature syntheses for facile access to uniform zeolitic-imidazolate framework (ZIF) nanocrystals.
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Photoelectrochemical batteries for efficient energy recovery

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13331-13333
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06708H, CommunicationLei Han, Shaojun Guo, Miao Xu, Shaojun Dong
Novel photoelectrochemical fuel cells (PEFCs) are proposed by the introduction of a solid-state Ag2O/Ag cathode.
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Production of few-layer phosphorene by liquid exfoliation of black phosphorus

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13338-13341
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05752J, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Jack R. Brent, Nicky Savjani, Edward A. Lewis, Sarah J. Haigh, David J. Lewis, Paul O'Brien
We report the liquid exfoliation of black phosphorus to form few-layer phosphorene nanosheets.
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Topotactic elimination of water across a C-C ligand bond in a dense 3-D metal-organic framework

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13292-13295
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06136E, CommunicationHamish H.-M. Yeung, Monica Kosa, John M. Griffin, Clare P. Grey, Dan T. Major, Anthony K. Cheetham
Owing to its thermal stability and structural flexibility, the original 3-D framework of lithium L-malate remains intact upon topotactic dehydration.
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A ratiometric fluorescent pH sensor based on nanoscale metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) modified by europium(III) complexes

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13323-13326
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05508J, CommunicationYe Lu, Bing Yan
We report a new ratiometric fluorescent pH sensor based on postsynthetically modified nanoscale MOF-253. By a PSM, two types of Eu3+ with different characteristic excitation wavelengths are realized in MOF-253. The pH sensor requires no calibration because only one of the two types of Eu3+ is affected by the pH variation.
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Straightforward installation of carbon-halogen, carbon-oxygen and carbon-carbon bonds within metal-organic frameworks (MOF) via palladium-catalysed direct C-H functionalization

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13261-13264
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05222F, CommunicationTao Liu, Da-Qiang Li, Si-Yu Wang, Yong-Zhou Hu, Xiao-Wu Dong, Xin-Yuan Liu, Chi-Ming Che
The straightforward C-H functionalization of UiO-67-dcppy materials was achieved by a palladium catalysed activation with high conversion and good regioselectivity.
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Palladium catalysed cross-dehydrogenative-coupling of 1,3,5-trialkoxybenzenes with simple arenes

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13275-13277
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06271J, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Thomas E. Storr, Faridah Namata, Michael F. Greaney
The cross-dehydrogenative coupling of two arene C-H positions is reported, generating multi-ortho-substituted biaryls under Pd catalysis.
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Impressive enhancement in the cell performance of ZnO nanorod-based perovskite solar cells with Al-doped ZnO interfacial modification

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13381-13384
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04908J, CommunicationJuan Dong, Yanhong Zhao, Jiangjian Shi, Huiyun Wei, Junyan Xiao, Xin Xu, Jianheng Luo, Jing Xu, Dongmei Li, Yanhong Luo, Qingbo Meng
Al-doped ZnO modified ZnO nanorods applied in CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells can show a positive effect on VOC and PCE.
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A highly versatile convergent/divergent "onion peel" synthetic strategy toward potent multivalent glycodendrimers

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13300-13303
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06191H, CommunicationRishi Sharma, Naresh Kottari, Yoann M. Chabre, Leila Abbassi, Tze Chieh Shiao, Rene Roy
Both convergent and divergent strategies for the synthesis of "onion peel" glycodendrimers are reported which resulted in one of the best multivalent ligands known against the virulent factor from a bacterial lectin isolated from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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Local visualization of catalytic activity at gas evolving electrodes using frequency-dependent scanning electrochemical microscopy

7 October, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13250-13253
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06100D, CommunicationXingxing Chen, Artjom Maljusch, Rosalba A. Rincon, Alberto Battistel, Aliaksandr S. Bandarenka, Wolfgang Schuhmann
A new concept for the localized characterization of gas evolving electrodes based on scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) is suggested.
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