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Structural transition and superconductivity in hydrothermally synthesized FeX (X = S, Se)

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07739G, CommunicationU. Pachmayr, N. Fehn, D. Johrendt
Superconductivity in iron chalcogenides FeX (X = S, Se) depends on the synthesis route and is tied to different crystal structures.
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A planarized 9-phenylanthracene: a simple electron-donating building block for fluorescent materials

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08259E, CommunicationHideaki Iwahara, Tomokatsu Kushida, Shigehiro Yamaguchi
Planarization of 9-phenylanthracene with two methylene tethers increases its electron-donating character and furnishes intense fluorescence.
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Synthesis of linear [5]catenanes via olefin metathesis dimerization of pseudorotaxanes composed of a [2]catenane and a secondary ammonium salt

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07562A, CommunicationHajime Iwamoto, Shinji Tafuku, Yoshihiko Sato, Wataru Takizawa, Wataru Katagiri, Eiji Tayama, Eietsu Hasegawa, Yoshimasa Fukazawa, Takeharu Haino
[5]Catenanes were synthesized by olefin metathesis dimerization.
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Design and synthesis of a new chromophore, 2-(4-nitrophenyl)benzofuran, for two-photon uncaging using near-IR light

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07664A, CommunicationNaomitsu Komori, Satish Jakkampudi, Ryusei Motoishi, Manabu Abe, Kenji Kamada, Ko Furukawa, Claudine Katan, Wakako Sawada, Noriko Takahashi, Haruo Kasai, Bing Xue, Takayoshi Kobayashi
A new chromophore, 2-(4-nitrophenyl)benzofuran (NPBF), was designed for two-photon (TP) uncaging using near-IR light.
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The increased CO2 adsorption performance of chitosan-derived activated carbons with nitrogen-doping

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06934C, CommunicationJ. Fujiki, K. Yogo
Highly porous nitrogen-doped activated carbons (NACs) were prepared by the chemical activation of chitosan using alkali carbonates.
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Triazole-gold promoted intermolecular propargyl alcohol addition to alkyne: the reaction cascade toward substituted allenes

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08233A, CommunicationSeyedmorteza Hosseyni, Shengtao Ding, Yijin Su, Novruz G. Akhmedov, Xiaodong Shi
Gold-catalyzed intermolecular propargyl alcohol addition to alkyne was achieved.
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A sustainable protocol for the facile synthesis of zinc-glutamate MOF: an efficient catalyst for room temperature CO2 fixation reactions under wet conditions

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07781H, CommunicationAmal Cherian Kathalikkattil, Roshith Roshan, Jose Tharun, Robin Babu, Gyeong-Seon Jeong, Dong-Woo Kim, Sung June Cho, Dae-Won Park
A water-stable zinc-glutamate-MOF catalyst, prepared using a facile and eco-friendly method at room temperature, was employed for room temperature wet CO2 fixation reactions.
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Electrically conducting palladium selenide (Pd4Se, Pd17Se15, Pd7Se4) phases: synthesis and activity towards hydrogen evolution reaction

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06730H, CommunicationSuresh Kukunuri, P. Muthu Austeria, S. Sampath
Electrically conducting, continuous films of different phases of palladium selenides are synthesized by the thermolysis of single source molecular precursors.
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Chemical processing of three-dimensional graphene networks on transparent conducting electrodes for depleted-heterojunction quantum dot solar cells

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06955F, CommunicationMohammad Mahdi Tavakoli, Abdolreza Simchi, Zhiyong Fan, Hossein Aashuri
The improvement of device performance by using a 3DGN structure as a fast extraction layer for electrons is shown.
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A nanogroove-guided slot-die coating technique for highly ordered polymer films and high-mobility transistors

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05247E, CommunicationAung Ko Ko Kyaw, Lim Siew Lay, Goh Wei Peng, Jiang Changyun, Zhang Jie
A nanogroove-guided slot-die coating technique has been developed to manipulate the alignment of polymer chains within a short processing time.
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Enhancing the efficacy of cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor inhibitors by intracellular delivery

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06826F, CommunicationVipul Agarwal, Priyanka Toshniwal, Natalie E. Smith, Nicole M. Smith, Binbin Li, Tristan D. Clemons, Lindsay T. Byrne, Foteini Kakulas, Fiona M. Wood, Mark Fear, Ben Corry, K. Swaminathan Iyer
Intracellular delivery of M6P/IGFII receptor inhibitors exhibits better efficacy than extracellular inhibitors to regulate TGF[small beta]1 mediated upregulation of profibrotic marker, collagen I.
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Hydrophobized plant polyphenols: self-assembly and promising antibacterial, adhesive, and anticorrosion coatings

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07090B, CommunicationDebabrata Payra, Masanobu Naito, Yoshihisa Fujii, Yuki Nagao
A naturally abundant plant polyphenol was rationally modified to partially n-alkylated derivatives for wide-range organosolubility, spontaneous fibrous self-assembly, and a highly stable multifunctional thin-film.
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NIR absorbing D-[small pi]-A-[small pi]-D structured diketopyrrolopyrrole-dithiafulvalene based small molecule for solution processed organic solar cells

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07435E, CommunicationK. Narayanaswamy, A. Venkateswararao, Vinay Gupta, Suresh Chand, Surya Prakash Singh
A new low band gap small molecule DPP-DTF with a D-[small pi]-A-[small pi]-D molecular structure composed of a dithiafulvalene (DTF) donor and a diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) acceptor was synthesized and tested for organic solar cells.
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An efficient planar-heterojunction solar cell based on wide-bandgap CH3NH3PbI2.1Br0.9 perovskite film for tandem cell application

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07673K, CommunicationWeidong Zhu, Chunxiong Bao, Faming Li, Xiaoxin Zhou, Jie Yang, Tao Yu, Zhigang Zou
The planar-heterojunction solar cell based on wide bandgap CH3NH3PbI2.1Br0.9 perovskite film shows an efficiency of 12.67% with negligible current hysteresis.
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Finely tuning MOFs towards high-performance post-combustion CO2 capture materials

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07751F, Feature ArticleQian Wang, Junfeng Bai, Zhiyong Lu, Yi Pan, Xiaozeng You
Schematic drawing of six strategies for fine tuning of MOF structures from prototypical MOFs.
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Stability and its manifestation in the chemical and biological worlds

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16160-16165
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06260H, Feature ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Robert Pascal, Addy Pross
A logical principle that connects Boltzmann's second law and Darwinian selection places biological systems within a general physical/chemical framework.
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Novel comb polymers from alternating N-acylated poly(aminoester)s obtained by spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16213-16216
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07247F, CommunicationKristian Kempe, Patrick A. J. M. de Jongh, Athina Anastasaki, Paul Wilson, David M. Haddleton
Spontaneous zwitterionic copolymerisation of 2-oxazolines and acrylic acid provides access to N-acylated poly(aminoester)s with inherently and quantitatively introduced [small alpha]-vinyl end groups, which can be polymerised via controlled radical polymerisations to form functional comb polymers.
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Lyotropic liquid crystallinity in mixed-tautomer Schiff-base macrocycles

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16205-16208
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06253E, CommunicationJian Jiang, Ronald Y. Dong, Mark J. MacLachlan
New Schiff-base macrocycles that combine keto-enamine and enol-imine tautomers are reported. As well as forming host-guest complexes with organic cations, these macrocycles form a lyotropic liquid crystal in organic solvents.
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Selective conversion of glycerol to lactic acid with iron pincer precatalysts

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16201-16204
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06857F, CommunicationLiam S. Sharninghausen, Brandon Q. Mercado, Robert H. Crabtree, Nilay Hazari
A family of iron complexes of PNP pincer ligands are active catalysts for the conversion of glycerol to lactic acid with high activity and selectivity.
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Hydride ion formation in stoichiometric UO2

3 November, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,16209-16212
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04799D, CommunicationJ. M. Flitcroft, M. Molinari, N. A. Brincat, M. T. Storr, S. C. Parker
We investigated hydrogen solubility in UO2 using DFT and predicted that hydrogen species energetically prefers to exist as a hydride ion rather than a proton in a hydroxyl group and on diffusion hydrogen's charge state will change.
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