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Trapping bound water within polymer electrolyte membrane by calcium phosphotungstate for efficient CO2 capture

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09021G, CommunicationYifan Li, Qingping Xin, Shaofei Wang, Zhizhang Tian, Hong WU, Ye Liu, Zhongyi Jiang
Calcium phosphotungstate is synthesized and utilized to fabricate polymer electrolyte membrane for the first time. The strong hygroscopicity of both Ca2+ and PW12O403-is found to efficiently "trap" bound water within...
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Chiral Bronsted Acid-Catalyzed Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Electron-Rich Arenes with In Situ-Generated Ortho-Quinone Methides: Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Diarylindolylmethanes and Triarylmethanes

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08559K, CommunicationChristoph Schneider, Satyajit Saha, Santosh Kumar Alamsetti
We disclose herein a highly enantioselective protocol for the Bronsted acid-catalyzed addition of indoles and phenols to in situ-generated ortho-quinone methides which deliver broadly substituted diarylindolylmethanes and triarylmethanes, respectively, in...
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Monofunctional Polymer Nanoparticles Prepared through Intramolecularly Cross-linking the Polymer Chains Sparsely Grafted on the Surface of Sacrificial Silica Spheres

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07885C, CommunicationDaoyong Chen, Mingxiu Xie, Li Jiang, Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu
Herein we report preparation of polymeric monofunctional nanoparticles (PMNs) through intramolecularly cross-linking the polymer chains sparsely grafted on the surface of sacrificial silica spheres, and one-to-one coupling reaction between PMNs...
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Amide-triazole isosteric substitution for tuning self-assembly and incorporating new functions into soft supramolecular materials

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08593K, CommunicationJuergen Bachl, Judith Mayr, Francisco J. Sayago, Carlos Cativiela, David Diaz Diaz
The proof-of-concept for the modular synthesis of new functional soft gel materials based on amide-triazole isosteric replacement has been demonstrated. A coassembly approach of isosteric amino acid-based hydrogelators was fruitfully...
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Peptide-Catalyzed, Bioinspired Silicification for Single-Cell Encapsulation in the Imidazole-Buffered System

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08544B, CommunicationJi Hun Park, Insung S Choi, Sung Ho Yang
Inspired by biosilicification of glass sponges, we designed a catalytic peptide, which formed silica structures in the imidazole-buffered solution. The peptide was adsorbed selectively onto the surface of yeast cells,...
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Parafilm-Assisted Microdissection: A Sampling Method for Mass Spectrometry-Based Identification of Differentially Expressed Prostate Cancer Protein Biomarkers

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08331H, CommunicationJusal Quanico, Julien Franck, Jean-pascal Gimeno, Robert Sabbagh, Michel Salzet, Robert Day, Isabelle Fournier
Mass spectrometry-based methods for prostate cancer biomarker discovery are hampered by their low-throughput capabilities because of extensive sample preparation. We present the parafilm-assisted microdissection technique coupled with label-free quantification and...
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Graphene Mediated Self-Assembly of Fullerene Nanorods

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09362C, CommunicationTony Jefferson Gnanaprakasa, Deepak Sridhar, Warren J. Beck, Keith Runge, Barrett G. Potter Jr., Thomas J. Zega, Pierre A. Deymier, Srini Raghavan, Krishna Muralidharan
A simple procedure for solution-based self-assembly of C60 fullerene nanorods on graphene substrates is presented. Using a combination of electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy, it is shown that...
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Ultrasensitive Electrochemical Detection of Breast Cancer Cell Based on DNA Rolling Circle Amplification Directed Enzyme-catalyzed Polymerization

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08954E, CommunicationQinglin Sheng, Ni Cheng, Wushuang Bai, Jianbin Zheng
In this article, we report an ultrasensitive electrochemical cytosensor for assays of human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Using the rolling circle amplification reaction, through which cancer cells are released from...
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Myoglobin-catalyzed intermolecular carbene N-H insertion with arylamine substrates

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08753D, CommunicationRudi Fasan, Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam
Engineered variants of the heme-containing protein myoglobin can efficiently catalyze the insertion of alpha-diazo esters into the N-H bond of arylamines, featuring a combination of high chemoselectivity, elevated turnover numbers,...
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Gold finger formation studied by high-resolution mass spectrometry and in silico methods

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07490D, CommunicationUnige A. Laskay, Claudio Garino, Yury Tsybin, Luca Salassa, Angela Casini
High-resolution mass spectrometry and quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics studies where employed for characterizing the formation of two gold finger (GF) domains from the reaction of zinc fingers (ZF) with gold complexes....
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Upconversion Luminescence Enhancement of Yb3+,Nd3+ Sensitized NaYF4 Core-Shell Nanocrystals on Ag Grating Film

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08955C, CommunicationWen Xu, Hongwei Song, Xu Chen, Hai-yu Wang, Shaobo Cui, Donglei Zhou, Pingwei Zhou, Sai Xu
Here, we report the wavelength-dependent and angle-dependent upconversion luminescence (UCL) enhancement of NaYF4:Yb3+,Tm3+@NaYF4:Yb3+,Nd3+ core-shell nanocrystals (NCs) resulting from Ag grating structure, which provides a novel insight of improving UCL.
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Highly selective synthesis of functionalized polyhydroisoquinoline derivatives via a three-component domino reaction

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08900F, CommunicationXian Feng, Jian-Jun Wang, zhan Xun, Juanjuan Zhang, Zhi-Bin Huang, DaQing Shi
Two series of novel functionalized polyhydroisoquinoline derivatives have been synthesized via the three-component domino reaction of glutaraldehyde and malononitrile with a series of [small beta]-ketoamides under microwave irradiation conditions in the...
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Thiophosphoramides as Cooperative Catalysts for Copper-Catalysed Arylation of Carboxylates with Diaryliodonium Salts

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08604J, CommunicationBijay Bhattarai, Jia Hui Tay, Pavel Nagorny
Thiophosphoramide-based hydrogen bond donor (HBD) co-catalyst was found to significantly accelerate copper(II) trifluoromethanesulfonate-catalyzed arylation of potassium carboxylates with diaryliodonium salts. This effect is attributed to counterion activation of diaryliodonium salts...
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Enhanced Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells based on TiO2 Nanotube Membranes using Optimized Annealing Profile

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08266D, CommunicationFatemeh Mohammadpour, Mahmood Moradi, Kiyoung Lee, Gihoon Cha, Seulgi So, Axel Kahnt, Dirk M. Guldi, Marco Altomare, Patrik Schmuki
We use free-standing TiO2 nanotube membranes that are transferred onto FTO slides in front-side illuminated dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). We investigate the key parameters for solar cell arrangement of self-ordered...
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C6 picoloyl protection: a remote stereodirecting group for 2-deoxy-[small beta]-glycoside formation

5 December, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08465A, CommunicationJyh-Herng Ruei, Patteti Venukumar, Arun B. Ingle, Kwok-Kong Tony Mong
Direct synthesis of [small beta]-2-deoxyglycosides by remote stereochemical control through the use of a picoloyl protecting function.
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A novel hydrophilic polymer-brush pattern for site-specific capture of blood cells from whole blood

5 December, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09096A, CommunicationJianwen Hou, Qiang Shi, Wei Ye, Qunfu Fan, Hengchong Shi, Shing-Chung Wong, Xiaodong Xu, Jinghua Yin
A novel hydrophilic PAMPS-PAAm brush pattern is fabricated to selectively capture blood cells from whole blood.
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IMes-acac: hybrid combination of diaminocarbene and acetylacetonato sub-units into a new anionic ambidentate NHC ligand

5 December, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08641D, CommunicationVincent Cesar, Valentina Mallardo, Adela Nano, Georges Dahm, Noel Lugan, Guy Lavigne, Stephane Bellemin-Laponnaz
A new anionic N-heterocyclic carbene composed of a diaminocarbene unit fused with an acetylacetonate backbone is described.
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[gamma]-Silylboronates in the chiral Bronsted acid-catalysed allylboration of aldehydes

5 December, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08598A, CommunicationP. Barrio, E. Rodriguez, K. Saito, S. Fustero, T. Akiyama
The use of functionalised allylboronates in the catalytic enantioselective allylation of aldehydes is described for the first time. [gamma]-Silylallyl pinacolate derivatives give rise to [small alpha]-silyl homoallylic alcohols, useful intermediates as showcased by their transformation into fluorinated allylic alcohols.
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Chemical controls on uranyl citrate speciation and the self-assembly of nanoscale macrocycles and sandwich complexes in aqueous solutions

5 December, 2014 - 01:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08657K, CommunicationM. Basile, D. K. Unruh, K. Gojdas, E. Flores, L. Streicher, T. Z. Forbes
Speciation and molecular self-assembly of uranyl citrate complexes have been determined based upon structural characterization and spectroscopic studies.
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A Facile and Selective Route to Remarkably Inert Monocyclic NHC-stabilized Boriranes

5 December, 2014 - 01:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09036E, CommunicationHolger Braunschweig, Christina Claes, Alexander Damme, Andrea Dei[German sz ligature}enberger, Rian David Dewhurst, Christian Horl, Thomas Kramer
Herein we report a facile and selective synthetic route to monocyclic NHC-stabilized boriranes. We have succeeded in obtaining two new boriranes through salt elimination of NHC-stabilized dichloroboranes with the dianion...
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