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GeH: a novel material as a visible-light driven photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11046-11048
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03636K, CommunicationZhenhua Liu, Zaizhu Lou, Zhujie Li, Gang Wang, Zeyan Wang, Yuanyuan Liu, Baibiao Huang, Shengqing Xia, Xiaoyan Qin, Xiaoyang Zhang, Ying Dai
A novel photocatalyst (GeH), with 2D layered structure, was found for the first time to exhibit photocatalytic activity in the hydrogen evolution of water splitting and decomposition of organic contaminants under irradiation of visible light.
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Red-luminescent biphosphine stabilized 'Cu12S6' cluster molecules

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11043-11045
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04702H, CommunicationXiao-Xun Yang, Ibrahim Issac, Sergej Lebedkin, Michael Kuhn, Florian Weigend, Dieter Fenske, Olaf Fuhr, Andreas Eichhofer
The copper sulfide cluster [Cu12S6(dppo)4] displays in solid state high photoluminescence quantum yields ([greater-than-or-equal]67%) and good stability towards oxygen.
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Electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution using amorphous tungsten phosphide nanoparticles

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11026-11028
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04709E, CommunicationJoshua M. McEnaney, J. Chance Crompton, Juan F. Callejas, Eric J. Popczun, Carlos G. Read, Nathan S. Lewis, Raymond E. Schaak
Amorphous tungsten phosphide, as colloidally synthesized nanoparticles, is an active electrocatalyst for the hydrogen-evolution reaction in acidic aqueous solutions.
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Cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes as targeted theranostic anticancer therapeutics: combining HDAC inhibition with photodynamic therapy

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10945-10948
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05215C, CommunicationRui-Rong Ye, Cai-Ping Tan, Liang He, Mu-He Chen, Liang-Nian Ji, Zong-Wan Mao
A series of phosphorescent Ir(III) complexes as HDACis and photodynamic therapeutic agents have been synthesized and explored for their anticancer mechanisms.
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Modulation of the solubility of luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals through facile surface functionalization

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11020-11022
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03805C, CommunicationTommaso Avellini, Christophe Lincheneau, Marcello La Rosa, Antonio Pertegas, Henk J. Bolink, Iain A. Wright, Edwin C. Constable, Serena Silvi, Alberto Credi
Luminescent quantum dots with programmed solubility in solvents ranging from hexane to water are obtained with a simple and general ligand exchange procedure.
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Revealing the nature of the active site on the carbon catalyst for C-H bond activation

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11016-11019
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02841D, CommunicationXiaoYing Sun, Bo Li, Dangsheng Su
The single ketone group is determined to be the active site in ODH.
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Catalytic production of cyclic carbonates mediated by lanthanide phenolates under mild conditions

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10952-10955
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02065K, CommunicationJie Qin, Peng Wang, Qingyan Li, Yong Zhang, Dan Yuan, Yingming Yao
Lanthanide complexes stabilized by a bridged poly(phenolate) ligand are efficient catalysts for the cycloaddition between CO2 and both mono- and disubstituted epoxides to generate organic cyclic carbonates with high activity, high selectivity, and a broad substrate scope under mild conditions.
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Pyridylenevinylene based Cu2+-specific, injectable metallo(hydro)gel: thixotropy and nanoscale metal-organic particles

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04712E, CommunicationSubham Bhattacharjee, Santanu Bhattacharya
First, phenylenevinylene-based metallo(hydro)gel is reported with various remarkable features.
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Room temperature hydrophosphination using a simple iron salen pre-catalyst

25 August, 2014 - 23:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06526C, CommunicationKimberley J Gallagher, Ruth Webster
Phosphines are fundamentally important to the fine chemicals, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries and most notably for their use as ligands in catalysis. Herein, we report the first example of the...
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Enhanced CO2 sorption and selectivity by functionalization of a NbO-type metal-organic framework with polarized benzothiadiazole moieties

25 August, 2014 - 23:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05833J, CommunicationChengling Song, Yabing He, Bin Li, Yajing Ling, Hailong Wang, YunLong Feng, Rajamani Krishna, Banglin Chen
A new NbO-type metal-organic framework ZJNU-40 incorporating highly polarized benzothiadiazole moieties exhibits high CO2 uptake of 108 cm3 g-1 at 296 K and 1 atm, as well as good adsorption...
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Study of the interaction of water with the aqua-soluble dimeric complex [RuCp(PTA)2-[small mu ]-CN-1[small kappa]C:2[small kappa]2N-RuCp(PTA)2](CF3SO3) (PTA = 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane) by neutron and X-ray diffraction in solution

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05225K, CommunicationManuel Serrano-Ruiz, Silvia Imberti, Leonardo Bernasconi, Nazira Jadagayeva, Franco Scalambra, Antonio Romerosa
A bis-ruthenium complex was studied by neutron and X-ray diffraction in water showing how water interacts with the organometallic compound.
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Modulating H2 Sorption in Metal-organic Frameworks via Ordered Functional Groups

25 August, 2014 - 23:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05265J, CommunicationPhuong V Dau, Seth M Cohen
Herein, we present the use of presynthetic and postsynthetic modification (PSM) approaches to regulate the structural organization of functional groups within the pores of isoreticular metal- organic frameworks (IRMOFs). It...
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A small molecule peptidomimetic of spider silk and web

25 August, 2014 - 23:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04475D, CommunicationKrishnendu Maji, Rajib Sarkar, Santu Bera, DEBASISH HALDAR
A peptidomimetic compound containing leucine, tyrosine and malonic acid self-assembles through various noncovalent interactions to form spider silk like fiber at ambient temperature. From the high-density liquid, a liquid-solid phase...
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High-yield photolytic generation of brominated single-walled carbon nanotubes and their application for gas sensing

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03702B, CommunicationD. Hines, M. H. Rummeli, D. Adebimpe, D. L. Akins
We present a facile and efficient photobromination technique for the covalent sidewall functionalization of SWNT using N-bromosuccinamide as the bromine source.
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GdF3 as a promising phosphopeptide affinity probe and dephospho-labelling medium: experiments and theoretical explanation

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04090B, CommunicationLi-Ping Li, Jun-Zi Liu, Lin-Nan Xu, Ze Li, Yu Bai, Yun-Long Xiao, Hu-Wei Liu
GdF3-mediated dephosphorylation in phosphopeptide enrichment and labeling.
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Counteracting the inhibitory effect of proteins towards lung surfactant substitutes: a fluorocarbon gas helps displace albumin at the air/water interface

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47840H, CommunicationPhuc Nghia Nguyen, Mariam Veschgini, Motomu Tanaka, Gilles Waton, Thierry Vandamme, Marie Pierre Krafft
Perfluorohexane accelerates the displacement of albumin by dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine at an interface submitted to sustained sinusoidal oscillations.
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Reformation of organic dicarboxylate electrode materials for rechargeable batteries by molecular self-assembly

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05344C, CommunicationTomomi Yasuda, Nobuhiro Ogihara
The capacity and resistance of the 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate dilithium electrode material can be enhanced by controlling the molecular self-assembly via ordering.
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A hybrid polyoxometalate-organic molecular catalyst for visible light driven water oxidation

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03487B, CommunicationC. Zhang, X. Lin, Z. Zhang, L.-S. Long, C. Wang, W. Lin
A novel organic-inorganic hybrid monocapped/bicapped Keggin structure [CoII(bpy)3]6(H2bpy)[(CoIIbpy)2(PMo8VIMo4VO40)]3 [(CoIIbpy)(PMo8VIMo4VO40)][middle dot]16H2O (bpy = 2,2[prime or minute]-bipyridine) was synthesized and shown to be an efficient visible light-driven catalyst for water oxidation.
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Engineering exceptionally strong oxygen superbases with 1,8-diazanaphthalene di-N-oxides

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10941-10944
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05125D, CommunicationInes Despotovic, Robert Vianello
1,8-Diazanaphthalene di-N-oxides show extraordinary oxygen basicity, being almost entirely a consequence of a large strain-induced destabilization in neutral forms.
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Iridium complexes of new NCP pincer ligands: catalytic alkane dehydrogenation and alkene isomerization

25 August, 2014 - 23:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11056-11059
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46851H, CommunicationXiangqing Jia, Lei Zhang, Chuan Qin, Xuebing Leng, Zheng Huang
Tandem olefin isomerization and hydroboration with a dual-catalyst system converts internal olefins into linear alkylboronates.
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