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Interview with Tomoki Ogoshi

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4774-4775
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90104E, Profile
The 2013 Cram Lehn Pederson prize winner Tomoki Ogoshi reflects on his research career to date and his secrets to success in scientific publishing.
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Enzyme-based inverse opals: a facile and promising platform for fabrication of biocatalysts

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01721H, CommunicationYanjun Jiang, Cuicui Cui, Yan Huang, Xu Zhang, Jing Gao
A novel concept of enzyme-based inverse opals is proposed for fabricating high-performance biocatalysts.
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Palladium-catalyzed synthesis of polysubstituted quinolines from 2-amino aromatic ketones and alkynes

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00939H, CommunicationWang Zhou, Jianhua Lei
A palladium-catalyzed one-pot method for the synthesis of quinolines from commercial or readily available 2-amino aromatic ketones and alkynes is reported for the first time.
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Sterically controlled self-assembly of tetrahedral M6L4 cages via cationic N-donor ligands

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49663E, CommunicationAnssi Peuronen, Samu Forsblom, Manu Lahtinen
Inter-ligand steric effects dictate the self-assembly between tripodal cationic ligand L and MII (M = Cu, Pd) generating an unusual tetrahedral M6L4 cage instead of the expected M6L8 species.
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Cholanamide components for organic alloys; expanding the scope of nanoporous steroidal ureas

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4803-4805
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01256A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Leana Travaglini, Lydia N. Bridgland, Anthony P. Davis
Amide-linked side-chains can substitute for esters in crystalline nanoporous steroidal ureas (NSPUs). This efficient conjugation method increases the versatility of NPSUs, and should aid the inclusion of complex functional units in the crystal channels.
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Hairpin DNA probes based on target-induced in situ generation of luminescent silver nanoclusters

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4849-4852
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01154F, CommunicationYan Xiao, Zhengjun Wu, Kwok-Yin Wong, Zhihong Liu
A novel hairpin DNA probe was designed and constructed based on target-induced in situ generation of luminescent silver nanoclusters.
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Elucidating proline dynamics in spider dragline silk fibre using 2H-13C HETCOR MAS NMR

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4856-4859
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00971A, CommunicationXiangyan Shi, Jeffery L. Yarger, Gregory P. Holland
2H-13C HETCOR MAS NMR is performed on 2H/13C/15N-Pro enriched A. aurantia dragline silk. Proline dynamics are extracted from 2H NMR line shapes and T1 in a site-specific manner to elucidate the backbone and side chain molecular dynamics for the MaSp2 GPGXX [small beta]-turn regions for spider dragline silk in the dry and wet, supercontracted states.
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Synthesis of yolk-shell HPW@Hollow silicalite-1 for esterification reaction

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4846-4848
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00693C, CommunicationChengyi Dai, Anfeng Zhang, Junjie Li, Keke Hou, Min Liu, Chunshan Song, Xinwen Guo
HPW@Hollow S-1, a novel solid catalyst for the synthesis of ethyl acetate, was successfully prepared by the ship-in-bottle approach.
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Self-powered electrochemical memristor based on a biofuel cell - towards memristors integrated with biocomputing systems

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4816-4819
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01540A, CommunicationKevin MacVittie, Evgeny Katz
The electrochemical memristor based on a pH-switchable polymer-modified electrode integrated with a biofuel cell was designed for interfacing biomolecular information processing and electronic systems.
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A ratiometric fluorescent probe for the detection of hydroxyl radicals in living cells

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4843-4845
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00975D, CommunicationLuyan Meng, Yongquan Wu, Tao Yi
A naphthalimide-naphthyridine derivative is reported for the selective detection of hydroxyl radicals in both solution and living cells.
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A robust, catalytic metal-organic framework with open 2,2[prime or minute]-bipyridine sites

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4810-4812
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01607F, CommunicationHonghan Fei, Seth M. Cohen
A highly crystalline Zr(IV)-based metal-organic framework (MOF) containing open 2,2[prime or minute]-bipyridine (bpy) chelating sites has been realized using two synthetic strategies, and readily forms complexes with PdCl2 to produce a MOF that exhibits efficient and recyclable catalysis for the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction.
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Water-soluble porphyrin nanospheres: enhanced photo-physical properties achieved via cyclodextrin driven double self-inclusion

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4853-4855
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01372G, CommunicationHong Zhang, Boyu Zhang, Mengyuan Zhu, Scott M. Grayson, Russell Schmehl, Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah
Water-soluble porphyrinic nanospheres with enhanced photo-physical properties were constructed by using porphyrin precursors with attenuated stacking capabilities as a result of undergoing intra-molecular host-guest interactions.
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One-pot synthesis of nitrogen and sulfur co-doped graphene as efficient metal-free electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4839-4842
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00440J, CommunicationXin Wang, Jie Wang, Deli Wang, Shuo Dou, Zhaoling Ma, Jianghong Wu, Li Tao, Anli Shen, Canbin Ouyang, Qiuhong Liu, Shuangyin Wang
Novel N and S co-doped graphene (NSG) was prepared by annealing GO with thiourea. The NSG electrodes show a direct four-electron reaction pathway, higher onset potential, current density and stability than undoped graphene.
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Effect of surface carbon coating on sintering of silver nanoparticles: in situ TEM observations

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4835-4838
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01547A, CommunicationM. A. Asoro, D. Kovar, P. J. Ferreira
In this work, in situ transmission electron microscopy heating has been used to investigate the effects of a carbon capping layer on sintering of silver nanoparticles.
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Detection and quantification of the Bcr/Abl chimeric protein on biochips using LDI-TOF MS

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4831-4834
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01332H, CommunicationSeol-Hye Hong, Jae Il Kim, Hyunook Kang, Soojin Yoon, Dong-Eun Kim, Woong Jung, Woon-Seok Yeo
A strategy for detection and quantification of the Bcr/Abl protein was developed, where a mass signal amplification method and the isotope-labeled internal standard were used.
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The scalable pinacol coupling reaction utilizing the inorganic electride [Ca2N]+[middle dot]e- as an electron donor

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4791-4794
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00802B, CommunicationYe Ji Kim, Sun Min Kim, Hideo Hosono, Jung Woon Yang, Sung Wng Kim
An inorganic electride [Ca2N]+[middle dot]e- is used as an efficient electron donor for the scalable pinacol coupling reaction with a high yield.
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Filamentous supramolecular peptide-drug conjugates as highly efficient drug delivery vehicles

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4827-4830
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01568A, CommunicationMiao Yang, Dawei Xu, Linhai Jiang, Lin Zhang, Derek Dustin, Reidar Lund, Ling Liu, He Dong
We report here a facile approach to prepare filamentous supramolecular peptide-drug conjugates with precise drug/carrier stoichiometry, nearly 100% loading efficiency and exceptional anti-cancer drug efficacy for chemotherapy.
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High catalytic activity and stability of nickel sulfide and cobalt sulfide hierarchical nanospheres on the counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4824-4826
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00001C, CommunicationJie Yang, Chunxiong Bao, Kai Zhu, Tao Yu, Faming Li, Jianguo Liu, Zhaosheng Li, Zhigang Zou
In situ grown hierarchical nickel sulfide and cobalt sulfide nanospheres on the counter electrodes with high catalytic activity and high stability.
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Unexpected explanation for the enigmatic acid-catalysed reactivity of [Fe4S4X4]2- clusters

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4799-4802
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00922C, CommunicationAhmed Alwaaly, Ian Dance, Richard A. Henderson
DFT calculations reveal that protonation of [small mu ]3-S in [Fe4S4X4]2- (and other FeS clusters) breaks an Fe-S bond, creating an under-coordinated Fe which is the reactive site of substitution.
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A reductive ligation based fluorescent probe for S-nitrosothiols

14 April, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,4806-4809
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01288G, CommunicationDi Zhang, Wei Chen, Zhengrui Miao, Yong Ye, Yufen Zhao, S. Bruce King, Ming Xian
A reductive ligation based fluorescent probe (SNOP1) for the detection of S-nitrosothiols was developed and proved to be selective and sensitive.
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