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Mechanochemical lithiation of layered polysilane

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03850A, CommunicationMasataka Ohashi, Hideyuki Nakano, Tetsuya Morishita, Michelle J. S. Spencer, Yuka Ikemoto, Chihiro Yogi, Toshiaki Ohta
Lithiated polysilane was synthesized by the mechanochemical reaction of layered polysilane with metallic lithium. The resulting dark green powder formed a Si-Li bond on the surface and demonstrated electroconductivity.
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Stabilization of [small beta]-peptide helices by direct attachment of trifluoromethyl groups to peptide backbones

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02136C, CommunicationJoonil Cho, Kyohei Sawaki, Shinya Hanashima, Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Motoo Shiro, Kazuhiko Saigo, Yasuhiro Ishida
Direct attachment of trifluoromethyl groups to peptide backbones was found to be a novel strategy for peptide folding stabilization, where the intramolecular hydrogen-bonding ability of backbone amides is enhanced.
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A metal-free dyotropic-like rearrangement of 2-oxa allylic alcohols in the presence of organoboronic acids

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03450C, CommunicationWeimin Ye, Wenbo Li, Junliang Zhang
An unprecedented dyotropic-like rearrangement of 2-oxa allylic alcohols in the presence of catalytic amounts of Selectfluor and DABCO was reported.
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Highly selective directed arylation reactions via back-to-back dehydrogenative C-H borylation/arylation reactions

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02499K, CommunicationEric C. Keske, Brandon D. Moore, Olena V. Zenkina, Ruiyao Wang, Gabriele Schatte, Cathleen M. Crudden
Dimeric rhodium N-heterocyclic carbene complexes are demonstrated to be effective catalyst precursors for directed C-H borylation reactions at room temperature.
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A non-aqueous procedure to synthesize amino group bearing nanostructured organic-inorganic hybrid materials

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03640A, CommunicationM. Goring, A. Seifert, K. Schreiter, P. Muller, S. Spange
Amino group functionalized organic-inorganic hybrid materials are available in almost quantitative yields by a non-aqueous procedure using 2,2[prime or minute]-spirobi[4H-1,3,2-benzodioxazoiline] and 3-amino-functionalized n-propyl-2-methyl-4H-1,3,2-benzodioxazoilines.
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Nano-scale characterization of binary self-assembled monolayers under an ambient condition with STM and TERS

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02754J, CommunicationNoriko N. Horimoto, Shigeru Tomizawa, Yasuhiko Fujita, Shinji Kajimoto, Hiroshi Fukumura
Gold surfaces were modified by benzyl-mercaptan (BM) and then partly replaced with benzenethiol (BT), which formed binary self-assembled monolayers (SAM).
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One-step preparation of mirror-like NiS nanosheets on ITO for the efficient counter electrode of dye-sensitized solar cells

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03798G, CommunicationXun Sun, Jie Dou, Fengyan Xie, Yafeng Li, Mingdeng Wei
A just one-hour hydrothermal method was developed to synthesize a mirror-like nickel sulfide counter electrode without any post-treatment.
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Amine-based solvents for exfoliating graphite to graphene outperform the dispersing capacity of N-methyl-pyrrolidone and surfactants

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03923H, CommunicationZhenyu Sun, Xing Huang, Fang Liu, Xiaoning Yang, Christoph Rosler, Roland A. Fischer, Martin Muhler, Wolfgang Schuhmann
Four organic amine-based solvents were discovered which enable direct exfoliation of graphite to produce high-quality and oxygen-free graphene nanosheets.
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Rhodium(III)-catalyzed olefinic C-H alkynylation of enamides at room temperature

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04072D, CommunicationChao Feng, Daming Feng, Teck-Peng Loh
Rh(III)-catalyzed C-H olefinic alkynylation of enamides for the stereospecific construction of synthetically useful Z-type enynamides is reported. This protocol displays good functionality tolerance and operational simplicity thus providing an alternative synthetic opportunity for the ease of access to specific 1,3-enyne derivatives.
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Superior stable sulfur cathodes of Li-S batteries enabled by molecular layer deposition

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04097J, CommunicationXia Li, Andrew Lushington, Jian Liu, Ruying Li, Xueliang Sun
We report a method for depositing a thin film of aluminium alkoxide on sulfur cathodes via molecular layer deposition. The ultrathin aluminium alkoxide inorganic-organic hybrid coating demonstrated enhanced durability to improved cycle life and rate performance of Li-S cells.
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Learning from nature: introducing an epiphyte-host relationship in the synthesis of alloy nanoparticles by co-reduction methods

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04132A, CommunicationYue Yu, Qingbo Zhang, Qiaofeng Yao, Yi Zhan, Meihua Lu, Liuqing Yang, Chaohe Xu, Jianping Xie, Jim Yang Lee
The epiphyte-host concept in botany is applied to synthesis of nanomaterials to overcome the problem of sequential deposition in alloy nanoparticle preparation.
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Transmission of photo-catalytic function in a self-replicating chemical system: in situ amphiphile production over two protocell generations

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8989-8992
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01543F, CommunicationA. N. Albertsen, S. E. Maurer, K. A. Nielsen, P.-A. Monnard
The transmission of a protocell catalytic function during self-replication was demonstrated using a glass microsphere-supported protocell design.
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Palladium catalyzed intramolecular acylcyanation of alkenes using [small alpha]-iminonitriles

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8974-8977
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04068F, CommunicationNaveen R. Rondla, Jodi M. Ogilvie, Zhongda Pan, Christopher J. Douglas
Catalytic C-C bond activation of accessible [small alpha]-iminonitriles enable the first alkene acylcyanation reactions via a unimolecular reaction (crossover study).
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Entrapment in giant polymersomes of an inorganic oscillatory chemical reaction and resulting chemo-mechanical coupling

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8970-8973
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02321H, CommunicationTereza Pereira de Souza, Juan Perez-Mercader
We present the entrapment of a fully oscillating BZ reaction inside a polymersome and report on the subsequent polymersome chemomechanics.
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Are Zr6-based MOFs water stable? Linker hydrolysis vs. capillary-force-driven channel collapse

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8944-8946
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02401J, CommunicationJoseph E. Mondloch, Michael J. Katz, Nora Planas, David Semrouni, Laura Gagliardi, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha
Linker hydrolysis and capillary-force-driven channel collapse has been assessed in two Zr6-based MOFs, UiO-67 and NU-1000.
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A cooperative Pd-Cu system for direct C-H bond arylation

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8927-8929
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03201B, CommunicationMathieu Lesieur, Faima Lazreg, Catherine S. J. Cazin
A dual metal system bearing NHCs has been developed for the challenging construction of C-C bonds from arenes and heteroarenes.
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Productive encounter: molecularly imprinted nanoparticles prepared using magnetic templates

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8993-8996
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01346H, CommunicationMelanie Berghaus, Reza Mohammadi, Borje Sellergren
Synthesis of core-shell nanoparticles in presence of a chiral template conjugated to magnetic particles leads to imprinted nanoparticles featuring enhanced affinity compared to nanoparticles prepared using free template.
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Structural evolution in ordered mesoporous TiO2 anatase electrodes

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8997-8999
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04033C, CommunicationBryan T. Yonemoto, Qianying Guo, Gregory S. Hutchings, Won Cheol Yoo, Mark A. Snyder, Feng Jiao
Cracks found after cycling spherical, mesoporous TiO2 anatase electrodes are responsible, at least partially, for capacity loss.
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epi-Fluorescence imaging at the air-water interface of fibrillization of bovine serum albumin and human insulin

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8955-8957
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04030A, CommunicationKristen Sessions, Stuart Sacks, Shanghao Li, Roger M. Leblanc
epi-Fluorescence microscopy at the air-water interface was developed for qualitatively observing protein fibrillization.
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Bimolecular porous supramolecular networks deposited from solution on layered materials: graphite, boron nitride and molybdenum disulphide

16 July, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,8882-8885
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03720K, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Vladimir V. Korolkov, Simon A. Svatek, Stephanie Allen, Clive J. Roberts, Saul J. B. Tendler, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Neil R. Champness, Peter H. Beton
Solution deposition and molecular resolution AFM of bimolecular supramolecular networks on layered materials including the insulating boron nitride surface.
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