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Design, synthesis and excited-state properties of mononuclear Ru(II) complexes of tridentate heterocyclic ligands

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6184-6197
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00123K, Tutorial ReviewAmlan K. Pal, Garry S. Hanan
Mononuclear Ru(II) complexes of tridentate ligands now exhibit long excited-state lifetimes at room temperature.
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Oxidative etching for controlled synthesis of metal nanocrystals: atomic addition and subtraction

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6288-6310
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00136B, Review ArticleRan Long, Shan Zhou, Benjamin J. Wiley, Yujie Xiong
This review outlines recent progress in oxidative etching that has provided highly important opportunities for controlled synthesis of metal nanocrystals.
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Nanoscopic optical rulers beyond the FRET distance limit: fundamentals and applications

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6370-6404
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60476D, Review ArticleParesh Chandra Ray, Zhen Fan, Rebecca A. Crouch, Sudarson Sekhar Sinha, Avijit Pramanik
This review reports recent advances in the development of long-range nanomaterial-based optical rulers.
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Enzyme-assisted target recycling (EATR) for nucleic acid detection

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6405-6438
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00083H, Review ArticleYulia V. Gerasimova, Dmitry M. Kolpashchikov
Enzyme-assisted target recycling (EATR) is a signal amplification technique that can find application in PCR-free nucleic acid detection.
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Phyllobilins - the abundant bilin-type tetrapyrrolic catabolites of the green plant pigment chlorophyll

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6227-6238
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00079J, Tutorial ReviewOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Bernhard Krautler
Phyllobilins, the bilin-type chlorophyll catabolites, are a hardly known class of abundant linear tetrapyrroles in de-greening leaves and ripening fruit.
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Point-of-care biochemical assays using gold nanoparticle-implemented microfluidics

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6239-6253
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00125G, Tutorial ReviewJiashu Sun, Yunlei Xianyu, Xingyu Jiang
This review focuses on assaying biomarkers using both gold nanoparticles and microfluidic devices.
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Neutral CH and cationic CH donor groups as anion receptors

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6198-6213
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00115J, Tutorial ReviewJiajia Cai, Jonathan L. Sessler
Neutral and cationic CH hydrogen bond donors have been actively used in various shape persistent macrocycles, foldamers and "molecular machines".
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Transition metal-mediated bioorthogonal protein chemistry in living cells

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6511-6526
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00117F, Review ArticleMaiyun Yang, Jie Li, Peng R. Chen
Transition metal-mediated chemical conversions have rapidly expanded our intracellular protein chemistry toolbox, which would broaden our view on bioorthogonal chemistry.
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Organocatalytic Lewis base functionalisation of carboxylic acids, esters and anhydrides via C1-ammonium or azolium enolates

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6214-6226
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00042K, Tutorial ReviewLouis C. Morrill, Andrew D. Smith
This tutorial review highlights the organocatalytic Lewis base functionalisation of carboxylic acids, esters and anhydrides via C1-ammonium/azolium enolates.
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An atlas of two-dimensional materials

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6537-6554
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00102H, Review ArticlePere Miro, Martha Audiffred, Thomas Heine
The discovery of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials together with recent advances in exfoliation techniques have set the foundations for the manufacturing of single layered sheets from any layered 3D material.
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Polymer-encapsulated organic nanoparticles for fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6570-6597
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00014E, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Kai Li, Bin Liu
In this Critical Review, we summarize the latest advances in the development of polymer encapsulated nanoparticles based on conjugated polymers and fluorogens with aggregation induced emission (AIE) characteristics, elucidate the importance of matrix selection and structure-property relationship of these nanoparticles and discuss their applications in fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging.
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Addition of CF3 across unsaturated moieties: a powerful functionalization tool

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6598-6608
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00025K, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Estibaliz Merino, Cristina Nevado
This review summarizes recent methodologies for the simultaneous formation of C-CF3 and C-C or C-heteroatom bonds by formal addition reactions to alkenes.
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Natural and engineered biosynthesis of fluorinated natural products

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6527-6536
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00027G, Review ArticleMark C. Walker, Michelle C. Y. Chang
Studying the biosynthesis of naturally-occurring and engineered organofluorine natural products may enable the development of new bioactive small molecules.
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Experiment and computation: a combined approach to study the reactivity of palladium complexes in oxidation states 0 to IV

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6609-6638
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00061G, Review ArticleKarl J. Bonney, Franziska Schoenebeck
This review emphasises the power of combining computation and experiment in the mechanistic study and reactivity design of palladium-mediated chemistry.
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The chemistry of cationic polyphosphorus cages - syntheses, structure and reactivity

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6639-6657
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00019F, Review ArticleMichael H. Holthausen, Jan J. Weigand
The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive view of the chemistry of cationic polyphosphorus cages.
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Metalloprotein design using genetic code expansion

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6498-6510
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00018H, Tutorial ReviewCheng Hu, Sunney I. Chan, Elizabeth B. Sawyer, Yang Yu, Jiangyun Wang
Genetic code expansion has become an essential new tool for designing functional small protein models for complex metalloenzymes.
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Graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures: an emerging material system

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00181H, Review ArticleHuai-Ping Cong, Jia-Fu Chen, Shu-Hong Yu
In this critical review, the latest advances on emerging material systems, i.e., graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures including 1D fibers/ribbons, 2D films/papers, 3D network-structured monoliths and their composite counterparts with either polymers or nano-objects are overviewed. The potential applications of these graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures are also discussed.
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Self-assembling small molecules for the detection of important analytes

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00161C, Tutorial ReviewChunhua Ren, Jianwu Zhang, Minsheng Chen, Zhimou Yang
Self-assembling small molecules including those capable of forming hydrogels have been used to detect important analytes.
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Photon upconversion in core-shell nanoparticles

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00151F, Tutorial ReviewXian Chen, Denfeng Peng, Qiang Ju, Feng Wang
This tutorial review highlights recent advances in the development of upconversion core-shell nanoparticles to cater for biological and energy applications.
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First principle chemical kinetics in zeolites: the methanol-to-olefin process as a case study

20 August, 2014 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00146J, Review ArticleVeronique Van Speybroeck, Kristof De Wispelaere, Jeroen Van der Mynsbrugge, Matthias Vandichel, Karen Hemelsoet, Michel Waroquier
First principle methods to determine chemical kinetics for reactions in zeolites are reviewed and illustrated for the methanol-to-olefin process.
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