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Supramolecular polymer adhesives: advanced materials inspired by nature

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,342-358
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00477B, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Christian Heinzmann, Christoph Weder, Lucas Montero de Espinosa
This review highlights bio-inspired design approaches that utilize supramolecular polymers to create adhesives with advanced functionality.
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Markovnikov free radical addition reactions, a sleeping beauty kissed to life

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,577-583
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00423C, Review ArticleReinhard W. Hoffmann
This review covers free radical additions, which are initiated by the formal addition of a hydrogen atom to a C[double bond, length as m-dash]C double bond.
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Bioinspired surfaces and materials

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,234-236
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS90129D, EditorialRomana Schirhagl, Christoph Weder, Jiang Lei, Carsten Werner, Hans Marcus Textor
Guest editors Romana Schirhagl, Christoph Weder, Jiang Lei, Carsten Werner and Hans Marcus Textor introduce the Bioinspired Surfaces and Materials issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Simulations of inorganic-bioorganic interfaces to discover new materials: insights, comparisons to experiment, challenges, and opportunities

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,412-448
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00890E, Review ArticleHendrik Heinz, Hadi Ramezani-Dakhel
This review covers biomolecular recognition mechanisms on inorganic surfaces at the 1 to 100 nm scale, predictions of materials performance in comparison to experiment, and computational methods. The discussion focuses on biological and organic interfaces of metals, semimetals, biominerals, oxides, and quantum dots.
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Additive manufacturing of biologically-inspired materials

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,359-376
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00836K, Review ArticleAndre R. Studart
Analogous to the layer-by-layer and site-specific deposition of building blocks carried by living organisms during biomineralization (left), additive manufacturing technologies offer a compelling route for the fabrication of bioinspired heterogeneous architectures for next generation composite materials (right).
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A multicomponent molecular approach to artificial photosynthesis - the role of fullerenes and endohedral metallofullerenes

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,612-630
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00774G, Review ArticleM. Rudolf, S. V. Kirner, D. M. Guldi
In this review article, we highlight recent advances in the field of solar energy conversion at a molecular level.
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Potential and challenges of zeolite chemistry in the catalytic conversion of biomass

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,584-611
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00859J, Review ArticleThijs Ennaert, Joost Van Aelst, Jan Dijkmans, Rik De Clercq, Wouter Schutyser, Michiel Dusselier, Danny Verboekend, Bert F. Sels
This review emphasizes the progress, potential and future challenges in zeolite catalysed biomass conversions and relates these to concepts established in existing petrochemical processes.
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Using photo-initiated polymerization reactions to detect molecular recognition

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,532-545
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00205B, Tutorial ReviewK. Kaastrup, H. D. Sikes
Radical polymerization reactions initiated by light can be used to provide signal amplification in molecular binding assays.
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Recent development of carbon electrode materials and their bioanalytical and environmental applications

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,715-752
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00297D, Review ArticleWei Zhang, Shuyun Zhu, Rafael Luque, Shuang Han, Lianzhe Hu, Guobao Xu
New synthetic approaches, materials, properties, electroanalytical applications and perspectives of carbon materials are presented.
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Highly efficient nonprecious metal catalysts towards oxygen reduction reaction based on three-dimensional porous carbon nanostructures

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,517-531
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00670H, Tutorial ReviewChengzhou Zhu, He Li, Shaofang Fu, Dan Du, Yuehe Lin
This Tutorial Review focuses on the rational design and synthesis of 3D porous carbon nanostructure-based nonprecious metal catalysts and exploration of them in a highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction.
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Gold-catalyzed transformations of [small alpha]-diazocarbonyl compounds: selectivity and diversity

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,506-516
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00821B, Tutorial ReviewLu Liu, Junliang Zhang
Gold-catalyzed diazo transformations display very unique reactivity and selectivity compared to other noble metals. This review will summarize gold-catalyzed transformations of [small alpha]-diazocarbonyl compounds.
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Recent advances in the chemistry of organic thiocyanates

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,494-505
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00532A, Tutorial ReviewThomas Castanheiro, Jean Suffert, Morgan Donnard, Mihaela Gulea
In this review the different methods for the preparation of organic thiocyantes and their synthetic applications are presented.
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Syntheses and biomedical applications of hollow micro-/nano-spheres with large-through-holes

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,690-714
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00695C, Review ArticleYinsong Si, Min Chen, Limin Wu
This review mainly discussed the syntheses and biomedical applications of hollow micro-/nano-spheres with large-through-holes in shells.
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Organic-inorganic hybrid lead halide perovskites for optoelectronic and electronic applications

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,655-689
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00458B, Review ArticleYixin Zhao, Kai Zhu
This article reviews recent progress on hybrid perovskites including crystal/thin-film synthesis, structural/chemical/electro-optical properties, (opto)electronic applications, and research issues/challenges.
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The road to the synthesis of "difficult peptides"

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,631-654
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00680E, Review ArticleMarta Paradis-Bas, Judit Tulla-Puche, Fernando Albericio
This review provides an extensive range of methodologies which outline the path to achieve the synthesis of "difficult peptides".
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Single molecule detection with graphene and other two-dimensional materials: nanopores and beyond

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,476-493
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00512D, Tutorial ReviewOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Hadi Arjmandi-Tash, Liubov A. Belyaeva, Gregory F. Schneider
Graphene and other two dimensional (2D) materials are currently integrated into nanoscaled devices that may - one day - sequence genomes.
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Stimuli-responsive smart gating membranes

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,460-475
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00692A, Tutorial ReviewZhuang Liu, Wei Wang, Rui Xie, Xiao-Jie Ju, Liang-Yin Chu
This review highlights recent developments in stimuli-responsive smart gating membranes, including design and fabrication strategies, versatile stimuli-responsive gating models and advanced applications.
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Correction: Recent progress of abrasion-resistant materials: learning from nature

13 February, 2016 - 02:54
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,449-449
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS90122G, CorrectionOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Jingxin Meng, Pengchao Zhang, Shutao Wang
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The medicinal chemist's toolbox for late stage functionalization of drug-like molecules

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,546-576
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00628G, Review ArticleTim Cernak, Kevin D. Dykstra, Sriram Tyagarajan, Petr Vachal, Shane W. Krska
The advent of modern C-H functionalization chemistries has enabled medicinal chemists to consider a synthetic strategy, late stage functionalization (LSF), which utilizes the C-H bonds of drug leads as points of diversification for generating new analogs.
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Bioinspired polymer vesicles and membranes for biological and medical applications

13 February, 2016 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45,377-411
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00569H, Review ArticleCornelia G. Palivan, Roland Goers, Adrian Najer, Xiaoyan Zhang, Anja Car, Wolfgang Meier
Biological membranes play an essential role in living organisms by providing stable and functional compartments, supporting signalling and selective transport. Combining synthetic polymer membranes with biological molecules promises to be an effective strategy to mimic the functions of cell membranes and apply them in artificial systems.
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