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Ultrafast synthesis of nano-sized zeolite SAPO-34 with excellent MTO catalytic performance

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16397-16400
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07343J, CommunicationQiming Sun, Ning Wang, Guanqi Guo, Jihong Yu
Nano-sized SAPO-34 zeolites with high crystallinity are obtained in 10 minutes showing outstanding performance in MTO reaction.
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Blue thermally activated delayed fluorescence materials based on bis(phenylsulfonyl)benzene derivatives

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16353-16356
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05435D, CommunicationMing Liu, Yuki Seino, Dongcheng Chen, Susumu Inomata, Shi-Jian Su, Hisahiro Sasabe, Junji Kido
Two bis(phenylsulfonyl)benzene-based compounds were developed as thermally activated delayed fluorescence emitters for efficient blue electroluminescence.
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Water-bridged hydrogen bond formation between 5-hydroxylmethylcytosine (5-hmC) and its 3[prime or minute]-neighbouring bases in A- and B-form DNA duplexes

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16389-16392
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06563A, CommunicationRui Wang, Srivathsan V. Ranganathan, Vibhav A. Valsangkar, Stephanie M. Magliocco, Fusheng Shen, Alan Chen, Jia Sheng
5-Hydroxylmethylcytosine (5hmC) interacts with its 3[prime or minute]-neighboring bases through water-bridged hydrogen bonds in both A- and B-form DNA duplexes.
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A facile one-pot synthesis of deep blue luminescent lead bromide perovskite microdisks

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16385-16388
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06750B, CommunicationZhao Yuan, Yu Shu, Yu Tian, Yan Xin, Biwu Ma
We report a facile one-pot synthetic method to prepare highly luminescent layered lead(II) bromide perovskite microdisks with the lateral size of a few micrometers and thickness of 100-150 nm, featuring narrow deep blue emissions with quantum yields of up to 53% in toluene solutions and thin films at room temperature.
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CF3-Substituted semisquarate: a pluripotent building block for the divergent synthesis of trifluoromethylated functional molecules

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16357-16360
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06920C, CommunicationY. Yamamoto, T. Kurohara, M. Shibuya
The first synthesis of a CF3-substituted semisquarate was accomplished via nucleophilic trifluoromethylation using CF3SiMe3 and subsequent rhenium-catalyzed allylic alcohol rearrangement.
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Host-guest complexation of pillar[6]arenes towards neutral nitrile guests

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16361-16364
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06801K, CommunicationMao-Sen Yuan, Huanqing Chen, Xianchao Du, Jian Li, Jinyi Wang, Xueshun Jia, Chunju Li
The binding behavior of a series of nitrile derivatives by ethylated pillar[6]arene is described; this work represents the first example of complexation of neutral guests by pillar[6]arenes.
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Synthesis and base pairing studies of geranylated 2-thiothymidine, a natural variant of thymidine

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16369-16372
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07479G, CommunicationRui Wang, Srivathsan V. Ranganathan, Maria Basanta-Sanchez, Fusheng Shen, Alan Chen, Jia Sheng
A geranylated T:G pair is more stable than a T:A pair in DNA duplexes.
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Probing battery chemistry with liquid cell electron energy loss spectroscopy

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16377-16380
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07180A, CommunicationRaymond R. Unocic, Loic Baggetto, Gabriel M. Veith, Jeffery A. Aguiar, Kinga A. Unocic, Robert L. Sacci, Nancy J. Dudney, Karren L. More
We demonstrate the ability to apply electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) to follow the chemistry and oxidation states of LiMn2O4 and Li4Ti5O12 battery electrodes within a battery solvent.
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Highly effective photodynamic inactivation of E. coli using gold nanorods/SiO2 core-shell nanostructures with embedded verteporfin

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16365-16368
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06738C, CommunicationKostiantyn Turcheniuk, Volodymyr Turcheniuk, Charles-Henri Hage, Tetiana Dumych, Rostyslav Bilyy, Julie Bouckaert, Laurent Heliot, Vladimir Zaitsev, Rabah Boukherroub, Sabine Szunerits
The potential of gold nanorods coated with a 20 nm silica shell loaded with verteporfin as efficient NIR nanostructures for photodynamic therapy to eradicate a virulent strain of E. coli associated with urinary tract infection is described.
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Organic solvent-assisted free-standing Li2MnO3[middle dot]LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 on 3D graphene as a high energy density cathode

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16381-16384
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06798G, CommunicationYuelong Xin, Liya Qi, Yiwei Zhang, Zicheng Zuo, Henghui Zhou, Xinxiang Zhang
A novel organic solvent-assisted freeze-drying pathway, which can effectively protect and uniformly distribute active particles, is developed to fabricate a free-standing Li2MnO3[middle dot]LiNi1/3Co1/3Mn1/3O2 (LR)/rGO electrode on a large scale.
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Real-time electrochemical monitoring of covalent bond formation in solution via nanoparticle-electrode collisions

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16349-16352
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06228D, CommunicationDa Li, Na Kong, Jingquan Liu, Hongbin Wang, Colin J. Barrow, Shusheng Zhang, Wenrong Yang
We describe an alternative electrochemical technique to monitor covalent bond formation in real-time using nanoparticle-electrode collisions.
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Selective catalytic deuteration of phosphorus ligands using ruthenium nanoparticles: a new approach to gain information on ligand coordination

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16342-16345
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06984J, CommunicationEmma Breso-Femenia, Cyril Godard, Carmen Claver, Bruno Chaudret, Sergio Castillon
Selective deuteration of phenyl rings in phenyl-alkyl phosphines, including diphosphines, was achieved using Ru/PVP nanoparticles and D2, which enables the comprehension of how different phosphorus ligands coordinate to the nanoparticle surface.
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Ru(II)-catalyzed amidation reactions of 8-methylquinolines with azides via C(sp3)-H activation

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16334-16337
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06230F, CommunicationBingxian Liu, Bin Li, Baiquan Wang
Ru(II)-catalyzed amidation reactions of 8-methylquinolines with azides have been developed through C(sp3)-H bond activation to give quinolin-8-ylmethanamines in good yields.
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Sn@Ni3Sn4 embedded nanocable-like carbon hybrids for stable lithium-ion batteries

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16373-16376
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06123G, CommunicationXiaoyu Hou, Yanjie Hu, Hao Jiang, Yunfeng Li, Xiaofeng Niu, Chunzhong Li
Metallic Sn@Ni3Sn4 embedded nanocable-like carbon hybrids have been successfully prepared by a novel gas-phase process, and exhibit a long cycle life (360 mA h g-1 at 1 A g-1 after 1500 cycles) in lithium-ion batteries.
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Asymmetric induction in homochiral MOFs: from interweaving double helices to single helices

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16331-16333
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06501A, CommunicationXin Wu, Hua-Bin Zhang, Zhong-Xuan Xu, Jian Zhang
A pair of homochiral metal-organic frameworks with interweaving double helices from enantiopure ligands and single helices braided by 4,4[prime or minute]-bipyridine and cadmium clusters have been synthesized successfully as a result of asymmetric induction.
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Aggregates of perylene bisimide stabilized superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles: an efficient catalyst for the preparation of propargylamines and quinolines via C-H activation

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16327-16330
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05752C, CommunicationSandeep Kaur, Manoj Kumar, Vandana Bhalla
Supramolecular aggregates of the PBI derivative 3 serve as reactors and stabilizers for the preparation of Fe3O4 nanoparticles, which exhibit high catalytic efficiency for the preparation of propargylamines and quinolines derivatives via C-H activation.
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Layer-by-layer motif hybridization: nanoporous nickel oxide flakes wrapped into graphene oxide sheets toward enhanced oxygen reduction reaction

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16409-16412
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06558E, CommunicationMohamed B. Zakaria, Victor Malgras, Toshiaki Takei, Cuiling Li, Yusuke Yamauchi
Herein we report a novel strategy involving the hybridization of nanoporous NiO flakes with graphene oxide (GO) sheets.
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Reversible photoresponsive switching in Bi2.5Na0.5Nb2O9-based luminescent ferroelectrics

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16316-16319
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06833A, CommunicationQiwei Zhang, Haiqin Sun, Hao Li, Xusheng Wang, Xihong Hao, Jinling Song, Shengli An
Reversible luminescence modulation upon photochromic reactions with excellent reproducibility is achieved from Eu3+ doped Bi2.5Na0.5Nb2O9 multifunctional ferroelectric oxides.
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Direct light-induced polymerization of cobalt-based redox shuttles: an ultrafast way towards stable dye-sensitized solar cells

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16308-16311
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05533D, CommunicationFederico Bella, Nikolaos Vlachopoulos, Kazuteru Nonomura, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin, Michael Gratzel, Claudio Gerbaldi, Anders Hagfeldt
Photocured Co complexes exceed 6.5% efficiency in polymeric DSSCs and successfully sustain a 1800 h aging test, leading to a marked advancement of the stability of these electrolytes prepared in few minutes by a very low impact process.
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The one-step synthesis and surface functionalization of dumbbell-like gold-iron oxide nanoparticles: a chitosan-based nanotheranostic system

5 November, 2015 - 10:17

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08275G, CommunicationNina Kostevsek, Erica Locatelli, Chiara Garrovo, Francesca Arena, Ilaria Monaco, Ivaylo Petrov Nikolov, Saso Sturm, Kristina Zuzek Rozman, Vito Lorusso, Pierangela Giustetto, Paola Bardini, Stefania Biffi, Mauro Comes Franchini
The first one-step synthesis of dumbbell-like gold-iron oxide nanoparticles has been reported here. Surface functionalization with a biocompatible chitosan matrix allowed us to obtain a novel targetable diagnostic and therapeutic tool.
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