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Halometallate ionic liquids - revisited

9 February, 2014 - 19:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,847-886
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60310E, Review ArticleJ. Estager, J. D. Holbrey, M. Swadzba-Kwasny
Halometallate ionic liquids are reviewed, with emphasis on speciation studies and modern applications in catalysis and material science.
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Probing subdiffraction limit separations with plasmon coupling microscopy: concepts and applications

3 February, 2014 - 17:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60340G, Tutorial ReviewLinxi Wu, Bjorn M. Reinhard
This Tutorial Review introduces the concept of distance dependent plasmon coupling and its application in biosensing and imaging.
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Engineering plasmonic metal colloids through composition and structural design

16 January, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60347D, Tutorial ReviewN. E. Motl, A. F. Smith, C. J. DeSantis, S. E. Skrabalak
This Tutorial Review examines the effects of composition, particle size and shape, overall architecture, and local environment on the optical properties of metal colloids.
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A guide to the synthesis of block copolymers using reversible-addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,496-505
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60290G, Tutorial ReviewDaniel J. Keddie
This tutorial review addresses several key concepts that are critical for the synthesis of well-defined block copolymers via RAFT polymerization.
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Atomically-thick two-dimensional crystals: electronic structure regulation and energy device construction

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,530-546
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60231A, Tutorial ReviewYongfu Sun, Shan Gao, Yi Xie
Progress and challenges in fine structure characterization, electronic structure regulation and energy device construction of atomically-thick two-dimensional crystals.
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Mechanistic aspects of dinitrogen cleavage and hydrogenation to produce ammonia in catalysis and organometallic chemistry: relevance of metal hydride bonds and dihydrogen

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,547-564
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60206K, Tutorial ReviewHong-Peng Jia, Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli
Transition metal-hydride bonds and bifunctional H2 heterolytic splitting can play a key role in electron and proton transfer elementary steps involved in homogeneous, heterogeneous and enzymatic systems for N2 hydrogenative cleavage and NH3 synthesis.
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Half-sandwich arene ruthenium complexes: synthetic strategies and relevance in catalysis

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,707-733
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60189G, Review ArticlePrashant Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Daya Shankar Pandey
The syntheses, nomenclature and stereochemistry of half-sandwich arene ruthenium complexes with mechanistic insights into epimerization and catalytic applications have been presented.
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A review of catalysts for the electroreduction of carbon dioxide to produce low-carbon fuels

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,631-675
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60323G, Review ArticleJinli Qiao, Yuyu Liu, Feng Hong, Jiujun Zhang
This paper reviews recent progress made in identifying electrocatalysts for carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction to produce low-carbon fuels, including CO, HCOOH/HCOO-, CH2O, CH4, H2C2O4/HC2O4-, C2H4, CH3OH, CH3CH2OH and others.
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Enantioselective methodologies using N-carbamoyl-imines

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,611-630
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60321K, Review ArticleJan Vesely, Ramon Rios
N-Carbamoyl imines have been shown to be versatile and useful reagents for the synthesis of amino derivatives.
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Functional DNA switches: rational design and electrochemical signaling

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,518-529
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60264H, Tutorial ReviewYiting Tang, Bixia Ge, Dipankar Sen, Hua-Zhong Yu
Rationally designed DNA switches are a class of versatile building blocks for the creation of electronic nanodevices and biosensors.
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MicroRNAs as novel biological targets for detection and regulation

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,506-517
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60312A, Tutorial ReviewJinbo Li, Subee Tan, Romain Kooger, Chenyu Zhang, Yan Zhang
MicroRNA has emerged as an important biological target for the design of chemical tools to realize sensitive detection and effective regulation.
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Catalytic asymmetric aldol reactions in aqueous media - a 5 year update

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,577-587
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60202H, Tutorial ReviewJacek Mlynarski, Sebastian Bas
This tutorial review summarizes recent developments in the area of aqueous asymmetric aldol reactions highlighting two parallel directions - development of water compatible chiral Lewis acids and organocatalysts.
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Nitrate and periplasmic nitrate reductases

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,676-706
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60249D, Review ArticleCourtney Sparacino-Watkins, John F. Stolz, Partha Basu
Nitrate in global nitrogen cycle and human health, periplasmic nitrate reductase.
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Carbon nanofluidics of rapid water transport for energy applications

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,565-576
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60253B, Tutorial ReviewHyung Gyu Park, Yousung Jung
Rapid water transport inside low-dimensional graphitic surfaces can find significant applications in water treatment, energy generation, and energy storage.
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"Green" electronics: biodegradable and biocompatible materials and devices for sustainable future

12 January, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,588-610
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60235D, Review ArticleMihai Irimia-Vladu
This article presents a review of the emerging field of "green" electronics as it applies to materials, processes, devices and interfacing such systems with living organisms.
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Plasmonic nanomaterials for biodiagnostics

6 January, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60346F, Tutorial ReviewPhilip D. Howes, Subinoy Rana, Molly M. Stevens
We discuss plasmonic nanomaterials as biodiagnostic tools, and how their properties yield tunable optical signals and surface enhanced Raman signals.
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Super-resolution imaging of SERS hot spots

2 January, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60334B, Tutorial ReviewKatherine A. Willets
Super-resolution imaging defeats the diffraction-limit of light, allowing the spatial origin and intensity of SERS signals to be determined with <5 nm resolution.
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Photoresponsive polymer nanocarriers with multifunctional cargo

2 January, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60324E, Review ArticleSubramani Swaminathan, Jaume Garcia-Amoros, Aurore Fraix, Noufal Kandoth, Salvatore Sortino, Francisco M. Raymo
Multiple photoresponsive species with distinct functions can be encapsulated within the hydrophobic interior of polymer nanocarriers to assemble multifunctional supramolecular systems with engineered photochemical and photophysical properties.
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Supramolecular photochirogenesis

29 December, 2013 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60339C, Review ArticleCheng Yang, Yoshihisa Inoue
Recent advances in chiral photochemistry mediated by supramolecular hosts are reviewed.
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Functional interlocked systems

29 December, 2013 - 08:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,99-122
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60178A, Tutorial ReviewStijn F. M. van Dongen, Seda Cantekin, Johannes A. A. W. Elemans, Alan E. Rowan, Roeland J. M. Nolte
With the advent of supramolecular chemistry and later nanotechnology a great deal of research has been focused on new types of molecular structures, which are not held together by covalent bonds but by non-covalent mechanical interactions.
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