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Magnetocaloric effect and thermal conductivity of Gd(OH)3 and Gd2O(OH)4(H2O)2

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7317-7320
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01254F, CommunicationYan Yang, Qian-Chong Zhang, Yin-Yin Pan, La-Sheng Long, Lan-Sun Zheng
The magnetocaloric effect and thermal conductivity of two gadolinium hydroxides, Gd(OH)3 (1) and Gd2O(OH)4(H2O)2 (2), were investigated, respectively, revealing that 1 is the most promising candidate for an ultra-low temperature magnetic refrigeration material.
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An electric field induced reversible single-molecule fluorescence switch

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7368-7371
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00850F, CommunicationRuixiang Wu, Ruiyun Chen, Chengbing Qin, Yan Gao, Zhixing Qiao, Guofeng Zhang, Liantuan Xiao, Suotang Jia
Based on the intramolecular electron transfer within a single molecule, we have achieved fluorescence switch induced by the electric field.
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Synthesis of metalloporphyrin-based conjugated microporous polymer spheres directed by bipyridine-type ligands

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7352-7355
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00609K, CommunicationGuipeng Ji, Zhenzhen Yang, Yanfei Zhao, Hongye Zhang, Bo Yu, Jilei Xu, Huanjun Xu, Zhimin Liu
Metalloporphyrin-based conjugated microporous polymer spheres were obtained via Sonagashira-Hagihara cross coupling reactions directed by bipyridine-type ligands.
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Metal-driven self-assembly: the case of redox-active discrete architectures

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7275-7289
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00597C, Feature ArticleV. Croue, S. Goeb, M. Salle
The growing family of redox-active rings and cages prepared using the coordination-driven self-assembly strategy is reviewed.
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Flavylium based dual photochromism: addressing cis-trans isomerization and ring opening-closure by different light inputs

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7349-7351
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01677K, CommunicationSandra Gago, Nuno Basilio, Artur J. Moro, Fernando Pina
A multistate system of 4[prime or minute],7-dihydroxy-3-methoxyflavylium: two interconnected photochromic systems based on cis-trans isomerization and ring opening-closure are independently addressable at different wavelengths.
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A two-dimensional honeycomb coordination network based on fused triacontanuclear heterometallic {Co12Mn18} wheels

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7356-7359
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01199J, CommunicationJiang Liu, Mei Qu, Rodolphe Clerac, Xian Ming Zhang
An unprecedented two-dimensional honeycomb paramagnetic network based on fused triacontanuclear heterometallic wheels of 3.4 nm, {[Co2(Mn3O)(N3)2(pic)6(NO3)]-}6, has been assembled.
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Programmable Mg2+-dependent DNAzyme switch by the catalytic hairpin DNA assembly for dual-signal amplification toward homogeneous analysis of protein and DNA

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7364-7367
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01649E, CommunicationShufeng Liu, Chuanbin Cheng, Hongwei Gong, Li Wang
The catalytic hairpin DNA assembly-programmed Mg2+-dependent DNAzyme switch was proposed for dual-signal amplified detection of protein and DNA.
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A polyamine-modified near-infrared fluorescent probe for selective staining of live cancer cells

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7360-7363
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01637A, CommunicationSandra G. Konig, Simin Oz, Roland Kramer
A novel polyamine-modified near-infrared fluorescent probe has been developed that allows for selective labeling of living cancer cells in presence of non-cancer cells.
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A pH-switched Pickering emulsion catalytic system: high reaction efficiency and facile catalyst recycling

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7333-7336
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01211B, CommunicationJianping Huang, Hengquan Yang
A smart Pickering emulsion catalytic system is first constructed, which not only exhibits fivefold reaction rate enhancement effects in comparison to the conventional biphasic reactions but also can be demulsified by tuning pH at the end of reaction, allowing for in situ recycling nanoparticle catalysts.
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Light-controlled reversible formation and dissociation of nanorods via interconversion of pseudorotaxanes

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7329-7332
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01372K, CommunicationJun Wang, Heng-Yi Zhang, Xu-Jie Zhang, Zhi-Hui Song, Xiao-Jun Zhao, Yu Liu
The formation and dissociation of nanorods can be modulated by the threading and dethreading process between trans-azobenzene and [small alpha]-CD.
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Sharp molecular-sieving of alcohol-water mixtures over phenyldiboronic acid pillared graphene oxide framework (GOF) hybrid membrane

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7345-7348
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00924C, CommunicationGuihua Li, Lei Shi, Gaofeng Zeng, Meng Li, Yanfeng Zhang, Yuhan Sun
A submicron thick diboronic acid linked GOF/polyvinyl alcohol hybrid membrane was prepared for the first time.
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Nickel-catalyzed direct thiolation of unactivated C(sp3)-H bonds with disulfides

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7341-7344
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01436K, CommunicationSheng-Yi Yan, Yue-Jin Liu, Bin Liu, Yan-Hua Liu, Zhuo-Zhuo Zhang, Bing-Feng Shi
The first nickel-catalyzed thiolation of unactivated C(sp3)-H bonds with disulfides is described.
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Binder-free carbonized bacterial cellulose-supported ruthenium nanoparticles for Li-O2 batteries

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7302-7304
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01114K, CommunicationShengfu Tong, Mingbo Zheng, Yong Lu, Zixia Lin, Xueping Zhang, Ping He, Haoshen Zhou
Network structured carbonized bacterial cellulose-supported Ru nanoparticles (CBC/Ru), which provide sufficient space for Li2O2 deposition without a significant volume effect and improve the transport of oxygen and electrons, were used as the binder-free oxygen electrode in a Li-O2 battery.
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Copper Prussian blue analogue: investigation into multifunctional activities for biomedical applications

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7325-7328
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00362H, CommunicationSudip Mukherjee, Bonda Rama Rao, Bojja Sreedhar, Pradip Paik, Chitta Ranjan Patra
Stable and biocompatible copper analogues of a Prussian blue nanoparticle based drug delivery system containing doxorubicin show enhanced anticancer efficacy and selective quenching of fluorescence of doxorubicin.
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Transparent ALD-grown Ta2O5 protective layer for highly stable ZnO photoelectrode in solar water splitting

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7290-7293
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01015B, CommunicationChengcheng Li, Tuo Wang, Zhibin Luo, Dong Zhang, Jinlong Gong
This communication describes the design of a highly stable ZnO/Ta2O5 photoanode with ultrathin Ta2O5 protective layers deposited by atomic layer deposition. The transparency of Ta2O5 to sunlight accounts for the excellent stability of the photoelectrode in a strong base environment.
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Using Li+ as the electrochemical messenger to fabricate an aqueous rechargeable Zn-Cu battery

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7294-7297
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00575B, CommunicationHanping Zhang, Tao Yang, Xin Wu, Yisen Zhou, Chao Yang, Tian Zhu, Rulin Dong
Li+ ions driven by the electrochemical potential in an aqueous Zn-Cu rechargeable battery could be called the electrochemical messenger.
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Non-aqueous semi-solid flow battery based on Na-ion chemistry. P2-type NaxNi0.22Co0.11Mn0.66O2-NaTi2(PO4)3

15 April, 2015 - 09:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,7298-7301
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09597A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Edgar Ventosa, Daniel Buchholz, Stefan Klink, Cristina Flox, Luciana Gomes Chagas, Christoph Vaalma, Wolfgang Schuhmann, Stefano Passerini, Joan Ramon Morante
The first proof of concept for a non-aqueous semi-solid flow battery (SSFB) based on Na-ion chemistry.
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