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Electrodeposition of thick palladium coatings from a palladium(II)-containing ionic liquid

11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10248-10250
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04079A, CommunicationStijn Schaltin, Neil R. Brooks, Jeroen Sniekers, Luc Van Meervelt, Koen Binnemans, Jan Fransaer
The first palladium-containing Liquid Metal Salts (LMS) are presented and shown to be suitable electrolytes for the electrodeposition of palladium.
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Towards intelligent bioreactor systems: triggering the release and mixing of compounds based on DNA-functionalized hybrid hydrogel

11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10255-10257
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04791E, CommunicationLi Zhou, Cuie Chen, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
We have designed and synthesized an intelligent DNA-functionalized hydrogel bioreactor system that can be controlled by external stimuli.
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Electrochemical device based on a Pt nanosphere-paper working electrode for in situ and real-time determination of the flux of H2O2 releasing from SK-BR-3 cancer cells

11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10315-10318
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04199B, CommunicationFang Liu, Shenguang Ge, Jinghua Yu, Mei Yan, Xianrang Song
A novel paper working electrode with Pt nanospheres grown in it (Pt-PWE) was first used as a sensor platform and then cancer cells were immobilized on the Pt-PWE (high affinity binding with aptamers).
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Tuning of surface wettability of RGO-based aerogels for various adsorbates in water using different amino acids

11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10311-10314
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03383C, CommunicationWenjun Liu, Yongke Wang, Zhaohui Li
The RGO-based aerogels with varied and controllable surface wettability can be fabricated using different amino acids and used as adsorbents for various adsorbates in water.
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Electrochemiluminescent swimmers for dynamic enzymatic sensing

11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10202-10205
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04105D, CommunicationMilica Sentic, Stephane Arbault, Bertrand Goudeau, Dragan Manojlovic, Alexander Kuhn, Laurent Bouffier, Neso Sojic
We present herein the combined local enzymatic sensing and dynamic ECL reporting of a glucose concentration gradient explored by a bipolar swimmer.
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Emergent properties arising from the assembly of amphiphiles. Artificial vesicle membranes as reaction promoters and regulators

11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10177-10197
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02812K, Feature ArticlePeter Walde, Hiroshi Umakoshi, Pasquale Stano, Fabio Mavelli
Membranes of artificial vesicles may act as reaction promoters and regulators.
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Hydrophobic radicals embedded in neutral surfactants for dynamic nuclear polarization of aqueous environments at 9.4 Tesla

11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10198-10201
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02152E, CommunicationMoreno Lelli, Aaron J. Rossini, Gilles Casano, Olivier Ouari, Paul Tordo, Anne Lesage, Lyndon Emsley
Large DNP enhancements of NMR signals are demonstrated from hydrophobic radicals solubilised in aqueous environments by biologically compatible neutral amphiphiles.
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The first depleted heterojunction TiO2-MOF-based solar cell

11 August, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10210-10213
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01978D, CommunicationAlexandr V. Vinogradov, Haldor Zaake-Hertling, Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Alexandr V. Agafonov, G. A. Seisenbaeva, V. G. Kessler, Vladimir V. Vinogradov
A single-step hydrothermal synthesis of a TiO2-Mil-125 composite was applied for the first time to produce a depleted perovskite/TiO2-MOF heterojunction solar cell with 6.4% power conversion efficiency.
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Cu2O Template Synthesis of High-Performance PtCu Alloy Yolk-Shell Cube Catalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

9 August, 2014 - 18:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04108A, CommunicationSheng-Hua Ye, Xu-Jun He, Liang-Xin Ding, Zheng-Wei Pan, Ye-Xiang Tong, mingmei Wu, Gao-Ren Li
Cu2O yolk-shell cubes are firstly fabricated via combining ZnO-assisted electrodeposition with Ostwald ripening and their formation mechanism is studied. Then novel PtCu alloy yolk-shell cubes were fabricated via the disproportionation...
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From historic review to horizon beyond: Lithium-Sulphur batteries run on the wheels

9 August, 2014 - 18:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05109B, Feature ArticleRenjie Chen, Teng Zhao, Feng Wu
In terms of sustainable development and environmental issues, design and fabrication of efficient energy storage device will be more critical in the future than at any time in the past....
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Guest-induced supramolecular chirality in a ditopic azoprobe-cyclodextrin complex in water

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10059-10061
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04227A, CommunicationKentaro Nonaka, Mai Yamaguchi, Masashi Yasui, Shoji Fujiwara, Takeshi Hashimoto, Takashi Hayashita
The novel supramolecular sensors induced by the clockwise twisted structures due to multi-point recognition in water.
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Bio-specific and bio-orthogonal chemistries to switch-off the quencher of a FRET-based fluorescent probe: application to living-cell biothiol imaging

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10049-10051
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03548H, CommunicationC. Egloff, S. A. Jacques, M. Nothisen, D. Weltin, C. Calligaro, M. Mosser, J.-S. Remy, A. Wagner
A quencher sensitive to both a biological metabolite (biothiols) and a bio-orthogonal reagent (dithionite) was developed.
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Proteolytic stability of amphipathic peptide hydrogels composed of self-assembled pleated [small beta]-sheet or coassembled rippled [small beta]-sheet fibrils

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10133-10136
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04644G, CommunicationRia J. Swanekamp, Jade J. Welch, Bradley L. Nilsson
Hydrogel networks composed of rippled [small beta]-sheet fibrils of coassembled D- and L-Ac-(FKFE)2-NH2 amphipathic peptides exhibit proteolytic stability and increased rheological strength compared to networks of self-assembled L-Ac-(FKFE)2-NH2 pleated [small beta]-sheet fibrils.
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Adsorption of a dihydro-TTF derivative on Au(111) via a thiolate complex bonding to gold adatoms

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10140-10143
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04130E, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Siddharth J. Jethwa, Federico Grillo, Herbert A. Fruchtl, Grant J. Simpson, Michael-John Treanor, Renald Schaub, Stephen M. Francis, Neville V. Richardson, R. Alan Aitken
A dihydro-TTF derivative was adsorbed on Au(111) via four thiolate ligands, it is determined that relatively little charge transfer occurs between the molecule and the substrate.
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Dynamic nuclear polarisation NMR of nanosized zirconium phosphate polymer fillers

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10137-10139
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02723J, CommunicationFabio Ziarelli, Mario Casciola, Monica Pica, Anna Donnadio, Fabien Aussenac, Claire Sauvee, Donatella Capitani, Stephane Viel
Surface functionalisation of multi-layered zirconium phosphate nanoparticles used as polymer fillers can be directly probed by dynamic nuclear polarisation NMR.
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Frustrated Lewis pair-mediated C-O or C-H bond activation of ethers

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10038-10040
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01922A, CommunicationMichael H. Holthausen, Tayseer Mahdi, Christoph Schlepphorst, Lindsay J. Hounjet, Jan J. Weigand, Douglas W. Stephan
Protocols for the FLP-mediated transformation of ethers are presented.
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Cu1+ in HKUST-1: selective gas adsorption in the presence of water

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10144-10147
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02327G, CommunicationNour Nijem, Hendrik Bluhm, May L. Ng, Martin Kunz, Stephen R. Leone, Mary K. Gilles
Photo-reduced Cu2+ in HKUST-1 adsorbs NO over water, underscoring the potential of MOFs with mixed oxidation metals for gas separation.
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Nanoscale insight into C-C coupling on cobalt nanoparticles

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10035-10037
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03678F, CommunicationE. A. Lewis, C. J. Murphy, A. Pronschinske, M. L. Liriano, E. C. H. Sykes
A molecular-scale view of efficient and selective homocoupling of both aryl and benzyl groups on cobalt nanoparticles.
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A simple and reliable method for determining the delamination degree of nitrate and glycine intercalated LDHs in formamide

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10130-10132
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05015K, CommunicationJunya Wang, Liang Huang, Yanshan Gao, Ruoyan Yang, Zhang Zhang, Zhanhu Guo, Qiang Wang
A simple and reliable method for determining the delamination degree of LDHs in formamide is reported.
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Gold nanoparticles as electron reservoir redox catalysts for 4-nitrophenol reduction: a strong stereoelectronic ligand influence

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10126-10129
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04454A, CommunicationRoberto Ciganda, Na Li, Christophe Deraedt, Sylvain Gatard, Pengxiang Zhao, Lionel Salmon, Ricardo Hernandez, Jaime Ruiz, Didier Astruc
Gold nanoparticle-catalyzed p-nitrophenol reduction by NaBH4 is shown to strongly depend on the stereoelectronic ligand properties involving surface electron reservoirs.
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