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Redox catalysis in organic electrosynthesis: basic principles and recent developments

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2492-2521
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60464K, Review ArticleRobert Francke, R. Daniel Little
The use of redox mediators in electroorganic synthesis has become an important strategy to facilitate reactions and to tune the selectivity.
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Cyclometalated [Cp*M(C^X)] (M = Ir, Rh; X = N, C, O, P) complexes

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2799-2823
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60343A, Review ArticleYing-Feng Han, Guo-Xin Jin
Isolated and well-defined cyclometalated iridium/rhodium complexes that contain a Cp*M-C (M = Ir, Rh) bond stabilised by the intramolecular coordination of neutral donor atoms (N, C, O or P), together with their applications, were summarized.
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Beyond click chemistry - supramolecular interactions of 1,2,3-triazoles

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2522-2571
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60386E, Review ArticleBenjamin Schulze, Ulrich S. Schubert
The ability of 1,2,3-triazoles and derivatives thereof to interact with anions via hydrogen and halogen bonding as well as with metal ions via several N- and C-coordination modes is reviewed.
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Superamphiphobic surfaces

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2784-2798
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60415B, Review ArticleZonglin Chu, Stefan Seeger
Progress in superamphiphobic surfaces, including the characterization, different techniques towards the fabrication of surface roughness and surface modification with low-surface-energy materials as well as their applications, is reviewed.
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Photodissociation mass spectrometry: new tools for characterization of biological molecules

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2757-2783
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60444F, Review ArticleJennifer S. Brodbelt
Fragmentation of gas-phase ions by absorption of photons affords a versatile means to characterize the structures and sequences of biological molecules.
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Ultrafast dynamics of single molecules

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2476-2491
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60269A, Tutorial ReviewDaan Brinks, Richard Hildner, Erik M. H. P. van Dijk, Fernando D. Stefani, Jana B. Nieder, Jordi Hernando, Niek F. van Hulst
Room-temperature studies of single molecules at femtosecond timescales provide detailed observation and control of ultrafast electronic and vibrational dynamics of organic dyes and photosynthetic complexes, probing quantum dynamics at ambient conditions and elucidating its role in chemistry and biology.
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Challenges to achievement of metal sustainability in our high-tech society

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2451-2475
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60440C, Tutorial ReviewReed M. Izatt, Steven R. Izatt, Ronald L. Bruening, Neil E. Izatt, Bruce A. Moyer
Low global metal recycling rates for waste high-tech products are analyzed and solutions proposed using novel technology and societal action.
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Recent advances in porous Pt-based nanostructures: synthesis and electrochemical applications

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2439-2450
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60351B, Tutorial ReviewYou Xu, Bin Zhang
This tutorial review summarizes the recent progress in porous Pt-based nanostructures, with special emphasis on synthesis methods and electrochemical applications.
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Molecular tools for the construction of peptide-based materials

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2743-2756
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60362H, Review ArticleB. E. I. Ramakers, J. C. M. van Hest, D. W. P. M. Lowik
Peptide based materials: good tools are half the job.
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Graphdiyne and graphyne: from theoretical predictions to practical construction

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2572-2586
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60388A, Review ArticleYongjun Li, Liang Xu, Huibiao Liu, Yuliang Li
This review demonstrates the theoretical and experimental results of studies of graphdiynes and graphynes, and also the application of graphdiynes in electronics, photovoltaics and catalysis.
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Catalytic amide formation from non-activated carboxylic acids and amines

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2714-2742
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60345H, Review ArticleHelena Lundberg, Fredrik Tinnis, Nicklas Selander, Hans Adolfsson
This article reviews synthetically relevant methods for the direct condensation of carboxylic acids and amines into amides, mediated by various types of catalysts.
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The role of isovalency in the reactions of the cyano (CN), boron monoxide (BO), silicon nitride (SiN), and ethynyl (C2H) radicals with unsaturated hydrocarbons acetylene (C2H2) and ethylene (C2H4)

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2701-2713
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60328H, Review ArticleD. S. N. Parker, A. M. Mebel, R. I. Kaiser
The classification of chemical reactions based on shared characteristics is at the heart of the chemical sciences, and is well exemplified by Langmuir's concept of isovalency, in which 'two molecular entities with the same number of valence electrons have similar chemistries'.
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Colloidal silicon quantum dots: from preparation to the modification of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) for bio-applications

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2680-2700
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60353A, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Xiaoyu Cheng, Stuart B. Lowe, Peter J. Reece, J. Justin Gooding
Summarizes recent advances in the preparation, surface modification and bio-applications of silicon quantum dots.
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From charge transport parameters to charge mobility in organic semiconductors through multiscale simulation

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2662-2679
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60319A, Review ArticleZhigang Shuai, Hua Geng, Wei Xu, Yi Liao, Jean-Marie Andre
This review introduces the development and application of a multiscale approach to assess the charge mobility for organic semiconductors, which combines quantum chemistry, Kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC), and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations.
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Nanoscale optical probes for cellular imaging

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2650-2661
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60309A, Review ArticleHui Xu, Qian Li, Lihua Wang, Yao He, Jiye Shi, Bo Tang, Chunhai Fan
Nanomaterials with unique optical properties have shown great promise as probes for cellular imaging.
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Valorization of industrial waste and by-product streams via fermentation for the production of chemicals and biopolymers

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2587-2627
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60293A, Review ArticleApostolis A. Koutinas, Anestis Vlysidis, Daniel Pleissner, Nikolaos Kopsahelis, Isabel Lopez Garcia, Ioannis K. Kookos, Seraphim Papanikolaou, Tsz Him Kwan, Carol Sze Ki Lin
This review focuses on the potential of utilizing waste and by-product streams from current industrial activities for the production of chemicals and biopolymers via microbial bioconversion.
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The role of mobile instrumentation in novel applications of Raman spectroscopy: archaeometry, geosciences, and forensics

21 April, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,2628-2649
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60263J, Review ArticleP. Vandenabeele, H. G. M. Edwards, J. Jehlicka
This review focuses on novel applications of mobile Raman spectroscopy in archaeometry, geosciences, and forensics.
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