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Enzyme-free and DNA-based multiplexer and demultiplexer

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15940-15943
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05565B, CommunicationChangtong Wu, Kun Wang, Daoqing Fan, Chunyang Zhou, Yaqing Liu, Erkang Wang
A DNA-based 2:1 multiplexer and 1:2 demultiplexer have been conceptually realized in enzyme-free conditions.
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Silver nanoparticle based highly selective and sensitive solvatochromatic sensor for colorimetric detection of 1,4-dioxane in aqueous media

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15936-15939
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06744H, CommunicationAnshu Kumar, Gaurav Vyas, Madhuri Bhatt, Shreya Bhatt, Parimal Paul
A silver nanoparticle based solvatochromic sensor that selectively and sensitively detects 1,4-dioxane in aqueous media has been developed. The nanoparticle surfaces generate ROS, which promote 1,4-dioxane degradation, causing a sharp colour change.
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Separation of cobalt and nickel using a thermomorphic ionic-liquid-based aqueous biphasic system

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15932-15935
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06595J, CommunicationBieke Onghena, Tomas Opsomer, Koen Binnemans
A [P44414][Cl]-NaCl-H2O IL-based aqueous biphasic system shows promising results for the separation of cobalt(II) and nickel(II) by homogeneous liquid-liquid extraction.
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Synthesis of cyclic diborenes with unprecedented cis-configuration

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15917-15920
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07103H, CommunicationPhilipp Bissinger, Holger Braunschweig, Mehmet Ali Celik, Christina Claes, Rian D. Dewhurst, Sebastian Endres, Hauke Kelch, Thomas Kramer, Ivo Krummenacher, Christoph Schneider
The first cyclic and cis-configured diborenes are prepared in a convenient one-pot synthesis.
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The growth of filaments under macromolecular confinement using scaling theory

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15928-15931
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06748K, CommunicationLin Zhu, Wei Pan, Xi Lu, Desheng Li, Jiang Zhao, Dehai Liang
Macromolecular confinement regulates the growth rate, structure, and length of the filaments, which can be quantitatively described using scaling theory.
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Fabrication of Cd(II)-MOF-based ternary photocatalytic composite materials for H2 production via a gel-to-crystal approach

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15906-15909
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06291H, CommunicationChao-Wei Zhao, Yan-An Li, Xue-Ru Wang, Gong-Jun Chen, Qi-Kui Liu, Jian-Ping Ma, Yu-Bin Dong
A ternary composite material of CdS@Cd(II)-MOF@TiO2, which is a highly active photocatalyst for H2 production, is readily prepared by a unique TiO2 induced gel-to-crystal approach.
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Dynameric asymmetric membranes for directional water transport

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15925-15927
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06805C, CommunicationYan Zhang, Mihail Barboiu
Template induced phase segregation of the hydrophobic/hydrophobic dynameric frameworks for asymmetric membrane preparation.
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Aggregation-based detection of M. smegmatis using D-arabinose-functionalized fluorescent silica nanoparticles

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15964-15966
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05772H, CommunicationKalana W. Jayawardana, Samurdhi A. Wijesundera, Mingdi Yan
D-Arabinose-conjugated nanoparticles interacted strongly with Mycobacterium smegmatis and caused the bacteria to aggregate. Mycobacteria at concentrations as low as 104 CFU per mL were detected by this aggregation method.
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Accessing stable zirconium carboxy-aminophosphonate nanosheets as support for highly active Pd nanoparticles

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15990-15993
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06292F, CommunicationFerdinando Costantino, Riccardo Vivani, Maria Bastianini, Luca Ortolani, Oriana Piermatti, Morena Nocchetti, Luigi Vaccaro
PdNPs stabilized on exfoliated layered zirconium phosphate-carboxyphosphonate nanosheets as an efficient catalytic system for the Suzuki coupling.
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A biodegradable adamantane polymer with ketal linkages in its backbone for gene therapy

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15956-15959
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05242D, CommunicationSantanu Maity, Priya Choudhary, Manu Manjunath, Aditya Kulkarni, Niren Murthy
We present a polyketal, termed pADK, which can increase the gene transfection efficiency of PEI1800-cyclodextran conjugates 60 fold and degrade into nontoxic, neutral and excretable compounds.
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Multi-ion ionic liquids and a direct, reproducible, diversity-oriented way to make them

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15914-15916
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05843K, CommunicationAlexandra C. Stenson, Kevin N. West, W. Matthew Reichert, Phiwat Klomkaew, Cody G. Cassity, Breanna M. Dobyns, Benjamin Siu, James H. Davis
Multi-ion ionic liquids featuring large numbers of distinct imidazolium cations can be easily and reproducibly prepared in a simple one-pot procedure.
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Insight into the formation of magnetite mesocrystals from ferrous precursors in ethylene glycol

26 October, 2015 - 07:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,15910-15913
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03685B, CommunicationJiaqi Wan, Jing Tang, Chongyu Zhang, Ruiting Yuan, Kezheng Chen
Uniform magnetite mesocrystals were fabricated by solvothermal treatment of ferrous chloride in ethylene glycol in the presence of sodium hydroxide. This reaction offers an excellent model system to understand the mesocrystal formation mechanism in a non-aqueous system.
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