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Nitrogen-doped carbon-graphene composites enhance the electrocatalytic performance of the supported Pt catalysts for methanol oxidation

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12201-12203
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04887C, CommunicationJianbing Zhu, Meiling Xiao, Xiao Zhao, Kui Li, Changpeng Liu, Wei Xing
A high activity and durability methanol electro-oxidation catalyst was synthesized using novel nitrogen-doped carbon-graphene composites as the support material.
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N-doped carbon spheres with hierarchical micropore-nanosheet networks for high performance supercapacitors

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12091-12094
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04832F, CommunicationShoupei Wang, Jianan Zhang, Pei Shang, Yuanyuan Li, Zhimin Chen, Qun Xu
N-doped carbon spheres with hierarchical micropore-nanosheet networks (HPSCSs) with ultrahigh electrochemical performance were prepared by a facile carbonization and activation process.
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Functionalised nanoparticles complexed with antibiotic efficiently kill MRSA and other bacteria

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12030-12033
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04936E, CommunicationLei Wang, Yung Pin Chen, Kristen P. Miller, Brandon M. Cash, Shonda Jones, Steven Glenn, Brian C. Benicewicz, Alan W. Decho
Antibiotic-linkage to surface-functionalized silica nanoparticles (sNP) significantly enhances their effectiveness against Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus, and even methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains that are resistant to most antibiotics.
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Cyclic ethers to esters and monoesters to bis-esters with unconventional coupling partners under metal free conditions via sp3 C-H functionalisation

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12193-12196
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05050A, CommunicationGanesh Majji, Srimanta Guin, Saroj K. Rout, Ahalya Behera, Bhisma K. Patel
Oxidative esterification of sp3 C-H bonds in simple solvents has been achieved using latent ArCOO- sources under metal free conditions.
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Nanoslitting of phase-separated block copolymers by solvent swelling for membranes with ultrahigh flux and sharp selectivity

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12022-12025
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05009F, CommunicationLeiming Guo, Yong Wang
Uniform slit-shaped pores with a width of <15 nm produced by selective swelling of block copolymers exhibit ultrahigh permeance and sharp selectivity.
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A new approach towards zeolitic tetrazolate-imidazolate frameworks (ZTIFs) with uncoordinated N-heteroatom sites for high CO2 uptake

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12065-12068
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05022C, CommunicationFei Wang, Hong-Ru Fu, Yao Kang, Jian Zhang
Successful development of a new synthetic approach towards zeolitic tetrazolate-imidazolate frameworks (ZTIFs) via combining tetrazolates into the zinc-imidazolate frameworks leads to new ZTIF materials (ZTIF-1 and ZTIF-2) with zeolite-type topologies and uncoordinated N-heteroatom sites, which exhibit high CO2 uptake capacity.
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Folding-based photoelectrochemical biosensor: binding-induced conformation change of a quantum dot-tagged DNA probe for mercury(II) detection

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12088-12090
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05373G, CommunicationZheng-Yuan Ma, Jian-Bin Pan, Cai-Yu Lu, Wei-Wei Zhao, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
A folding-based photoelectrochemical sensor is successfully fabricated for sensitive Hg2+ detection based on CdS QDs and thymine-Hg2+-thymine complexes.
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A spiral designed surface based on amino-perylene grafted polyacrylic acid

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12034-12036
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04207G, CommunicationElena Celia, Sonia Amigoni, Elisabeth Taffin de Givenchy, Gregory Pieters, Anne Gaucher, Damien Prim, Jean-Frederic Audibert, Rachel Meallet-Renault, Robert Pansu, Frederic Guittard
This communication shows the possibility of inducing spontaneous special surface organisation by means of grafting a fluorescent aminobenzo[g,h,i]perylene derivative onto surface grown polyacrylic chains.
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Direct validation of the restriction of intramolecular rotation hypothesis via the synthesis of novel ortho-methyl substituted tetraphenylethenes and their application in cell imaging

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12058-12060
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04241G, CommunicationGuo-Feng Zhang, Ze-Qiang Chen, Matthew P. Aldred, Zhe Hu, Tao Chen, Zhenli Huang, Xianggao Meng, Ming-Qiang Zhu
RIR hypothesis as the mechanism of aggregation-induced emission phenomenon is validated via the synthesis of ortho-methyl tetraphenylethenes.
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Self-assembly of supramolecularly engineered polymers and their biomedical applications

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11994-12017
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03155E, Feature ArticleDali Wang, Gangsheng Tong, Ruijiao Dong, Yongfeng Zhou, Jian Shen, Xinyuan Zhu
Self-assembly behavior of supramolecularly engineered polymers and their biomedical applications have been summarized.
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The emerging multiple metal nanostructures for enhancing the light trapping of thin film organic photovoltaic cells

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11984-11993
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03767G, Feature ArticleWallace C. H. Choy
The recent progress in organic photovoltaic cells incorporated with multiple metal nanostructures has been reviewed in this work.
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Toehold-mediated DNA logic gates based on host-guest DNA-GNPs

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12026-12029
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01883D, CommunicationYizhen Liu, Boran Dong, Zitong Wu, Wei Fang, Guohua Zhou, Aiguo Shen, Xiaodong Zhou, Jiming Hu
A simple, toehold-mediated two-way input DNA machine has been developed. Utilizing symmetric and asymmetric protector sequences, INH, XOR logic gates and a half-subtractor are designed based on this two-way structure.
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Organocatalytic enantioselective and (Z)-selective allylation of 3-indolylmethanol via hydrogen-bond activation

17 September, 2014 - 05:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,12054-12057
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02056A, CommunicationYan Liu, Hong-Hao Zhang, Yu-Chen Zhang, Yan Jiang, Feng Shi, Shu-Jiang Tu
The title reaction led to allyl-substituted oxindoles with one all-carbon quaternary center and one newly formed C[double bond, length as m-dash]C bond in excellent stereoselectivity.
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Correction: A novel small-molecule binds to the influenza A virus RNA promoter and inhibits viral replication

15 September, 2014 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90361G, CorrectionMi-Kyung Lee, Angel Bottini, Meehyein Kim, Michael F. Bardaro, Ziming Zhang, Maurizio Pellecchia, Byong-Seok Choi, Gabriele Varani
To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.
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Correction: Organic azides: "energetic reagents" for the intermolecular amination of C-H bonds

15 September, 2014 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11961-11961
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90355B, CorrectionDaniela Intrieri, Paolo Zardi, Alessandro Caselli, Emma Gallo
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Correction: Peptide-catalyzed kinetic resolution of planar-chiral metallocenes

15 September, 2014 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11962-11962
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90354D, CorrectionMidori Akiyama, Kengo Akagawa, Hidetake Seino, Kazuaki Kudo
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Correction: Modifying a known gelator scaffold for nitrite detection

15 September, 2014 - 04:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11963-11963
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90353F, CorrectionDanielle M. Zurcher, Yash J. Adhia, Julian Diaz Romero, Anne J. McNeil
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Affecting surface chirality via multicomponent adsorption of chiral and achiral molecules

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11903-11906
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04393F, CommunicationZongxia Guo, Inge De Cat, Bernard Van Averbeke, Jianbin Lin, Guojie Wang, Hong Xu, Roberto Lazzaroni, David Beljonne, Albertus P. H. J. Schenning, Steven De Feyter
Here we report on the apparent reduction in surface chirality upon co-assembling a chiral and achiral molecule into a physisorbed self-assembled monolayer at the liquid/solid interface as revealed by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).
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Silver-catalyzed cyclization of 2-pyridyl alkynyl carbinols with isocyanides: divergent synthesis of indolizines and pyrroles

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11837-11839
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04905E, CommunicationXianyu Meng, Peiqiu Liao, Jianquan Liu, Xihe Bi
Divergent syntheses of indolizines and 2,4-disubstituted pyrroles by the silver-catalyzed cyclization of 2-pyridyl alkynyl carbinols with isocyanides are reported.
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Fingerprinting the tertiary structure of electroadsorbed lysozyme at soft interfaces by electrostatic spray ionization mass spectrometry

15 September, 2014 - 04:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,11829-11832
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05545D, CommunicationEva Alvarez de Eulate, Liang Qiao, Micheal D. Scanlon, Hubert H. Girault, Damien W. M. Arrigan
Electrostatic spray ionization mass spectrometry provides insight into the tertiary structure of lysozyme electroadsorbed at water-organogel interfaces.
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