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Cyclization reactions of bis(allenes) for the synthesis of polycarbo(hetero)cycles

3 May, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3106-3135
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60462D, Review ArticleBenito Alcaide, Pedro Almendros, Cristina Aragoncillo
This review presents the reactivity of a variety of substituted bis(allenes) under different reaction conditions, showing the high number of complex structures that can be obtained.
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Allenes and computational chemistry: from bonding situations to reaction mechanisms

3 May, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3041-3105
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60457H, Review ArticleElena Soriano, Israel Fernandez
This review covers the state-of-the-art applications of computational chemistry to understand and rationalize the bonding situation and vast reactivity of allenes.
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Alkoxyallenes as building blocks for organic synthesis

3 May, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2888-2903
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60429B, Tutorial ReviewReinhold Zimmer, Hans-Ulrich Reissig
This Tutorial Review demonstrates the synthetic versatility of alkoxyallenes and the use of synthons derived from these C3 building blocks.
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[2+2+1] Cyclization of allenes

3 May, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2956-2978
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60382B, Review ArticleS. Kitagaki, F. Inagaki, C. Mukai
This review focuses on the origin and progress of the allenic (or heterocumulenic) [2+2+1] cyclocarbonylation, including the chirality transfer of the allene and its synthetic applications.
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Palladium-catalysed inter- and intramolecular formation of C-O bonds from allenes

3 May, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,3003-3040
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60379B, Review ArticleJean Le Bras, Jacques Muzart
This review highlights the Pd-catalysed formation of a C-O bond from allenes via the inter- or intramolecular reaction.
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Mesoporous materials for clean energy technologies

1 May, 2014 - 14:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60435G, Review ArticleNoemi Linares, Ana M. Silvestre-Albero, Elena Serrano, Joaquin Silvestre-Albero, Javier Garcia-Martinez
The development of controlled mesoporosity unlocks new opportunities in clean energy technologies by providing better accessibility, a higher surface area and better dispersion of the active phase.
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Metalloprotein design using genetic code expansion

1 May, 2014 - 14:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
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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BACE1 ([small beta]-secretase) inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

29 April, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60460H, Review ArticleArun K. Ghosh, Heather L. Osswald
The review highlights the progress in the design and development of BACE1 ([small beta]-secretase) inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
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Chemical approaches to therapeutically target the metabolism and signaling of the endocannabinoid 2-AG and eicosanoids

25 April, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00047A, Review ArticleRebecca A. Kohnz, Daniel K. Nomura
This review describes the development of inhibitors for endocannabinoid metabolism and their potential therapeutic benefit.
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PET/SPECT imaging agents for neurodegenerative diseases

25 April, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60430F, Tutorial ReviewLin Zhu, Karl Ploessl, Hank F. Kung
Amyvid/PET imaging of a living brain detects [small beta]-amyloid plaque deposition, a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease.
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Metal complexes designed to bind to amyloid-[small beta] for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease

23 April, 2014 - 12:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00026A, Review ArticleDavid J. Hayne, SinChun Lim, Paul S. Donnelly
The use radioactive copper and technetium complexes as amyloid imaging agents, the use of luminescent metal complexes as non-conventional probes of amyloid formation and the potential of metal complexes to be inhibitors of amyloid toxicity are discussed.
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Zeolites as catalysts in oil refining

23 April, 2014 - 12:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60394F, Tutorial ReviewAna Primo, Hermenegildo Garcia
This tutorial review describes the general properties of zeolites and their prevalent role as heterogeneous catalysts in oil refining.
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Protein film photoelectrochemistry of the water oxidation enzyme photosystem II

23 April, 2014 - 12:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00031E, Tutorial ReviewMasaru Kato, Jenny Z. Zhang, Nicholas Paul, Erwin Reisner
This review describes key functions of the water oxidation enzyme photosystem II, protein film photoelectrochemistry of photosystem II and bio-inspired photoelectrochemical water oxidation systems.
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Fluorinated sulfoximines: syntheses, properties and applications

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2426-2438
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60427F, Tutorial ReviewVincent Bizet, Rafal Kowalczyk, Carsten Bolm
Fluorine-containing sulfoximines are relevant as fluoromethyl transfer agents, functional materials and bioactive molecules for crops science and medicinal chemistry.
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Visualizing the atherosclerotic plaque: a chemical perspective

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2858-2876
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60410A, Review ArticleM a Teresa Albelda, Enrique Garcia-Espana, Juan C. Frias
Compounds and imaging techniques used to visualize the atherosclerotic plaque, one of the major pathologies causing coronary artery diseases, are discussed.
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The analysis of solution self-assembled polymeric nanomaterials

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2412-2425
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60454C, Tutorial ReviewJoseph P. Patterson, Mathew P. Robin, Christophe Chassenieux, Olivier Colombani, Rachel K. O'Reilly
This tutorial review provides a guide for the characterisation and analysis of soft nanomaterials based on polymeric self-assemblies using scattering and microscopic techniques.
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The role of "disaggregation" in optical probe development

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2402-2411
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60368G, Tutorial ReviewDuanting Zhai, Wang Xu, Liyun Zhang, Young-Tae Chang
This review focuses on the advantages of "disaggregation" as a novel sensing mechanism and its recent applications in probe development.
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Three-dimensional nano-biointerface as a new platform for guiding cell fate

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2385-2401
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60419E, Tutorial ReviewXueli Liu, Shutao Wang
The recent explorations of three-dimensional nano-biointerfaces for cell-related fundamental biological studies and advanced biomedical applications are reviewed.
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Doped graphene for metal-free catalysis

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2841-2857
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60401B, Review ArticleXiang-Kai Kong, Chang-Le Chen, Qian-Wang Chen
This review covers the latest advances in doped graphene for metal-free catalysis.
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Cationic triangulenes and helicenes: synthesis, chemical stability, optical properties and extended applications of these unusual dyes

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2824-2840
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60461F, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Johann Bosson, Jerome Gouin, Jerome Lacour
Cationic triangulenes and helicenes (X, Y, Z = NR, O, S) are highly stable carbenium ions displaying a variety of biological, chemical and physical properties and applications.
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