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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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Unusual synergistic effects upon incorporation of Fe and/or Ni into mesoporous Co3O4 for enhanced oxygen evolution

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10122-10125
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04922E, CommunicationChanglong Xiao, Xunyu Lu, Chuan Zhao
An unusual "destructive" synergistic effect makes Fe embedded mesoporous Co3O4 an efficient oxygen evolving electrocatalyst.
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Tunable reversible metallo-hydrogels: a new platform for visual discrimination of biothiols

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10118-10121
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04743E, CommunicationWeiwei Fang, Cong Liu, Zhengwei Lu, Zheming Sun, Tao Tu
By using metallo-hydrogel as a new platform, a simple and straightforward selective visual discrimination of cysteine, homocysteine and glutathione from each other as well as from other amino acids has been realized by using a structure simple pincer Zn complex.
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Bimetallic alloy nanocrystals encapsulated in ZIF-8 for synergistic catalysis of ethylene oxidative degradation

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10115-10117
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04479G, CommunicationYuanbiao Huang, Yaohong Zhang, Xuxing Chen, Dongshuang Wu, Zhiguo Yi, Rong Cao
PtPd alloy NCs encapsulated in ZIF-8 (PtPd@ZIF-8) were firstly prepared via a "bottle around ship" approach. The catalyst PtPd@ZIF-8 exhibited excellent synergistic photocatalytic activity in the transformation of ethylene into CO2 and H2O at room temperature.
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Regioselective alkylation of a methylene group via meta-bridging of calix[4]arenes

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10112-10114
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04356A, CommunicationPetr Slavik, Hana Dvorakova, Vaclav Eigner, Pavel Lhotak
The presence of a fluorene moiety possessing acidic CH2 protons enables the regio- and stereo-selective alkylation of calixarenes at a specific position.
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Organic-inorganic mixed-valence systems with strongly-coupled triarylamine and cyclometalated osmium

5 August, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,10082-10085
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04268A, CommunicationHai-Jing Nie, Jiang-Yang Shao, Chang-Jiang Yao, Yu-Wu Zhong
Organic-inorganic mixed-valence systems with strongly-coupled triarylamine and cyclometalated osmium and redox-switchable NIR absorptions have been developed.
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