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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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Methane storage in metal-organic frameworks

17 April, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00032C, Review ArticleYabing He, Wei Zhou, Guodong Qian, Banglin Chen
Porous metal-organic frameworks have been emerging as very promising materials for methane (natural gas) storage.
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Two-dimensional carbon leading to new photoconversion processes

17 April, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60437C, Tutorial ReviewHongjie Tang, Colin M. Hessel, Jiangyan Wang, Nailiang Yang, Ranbo Yu, Huijun Zhao, Dan Wang
This review addresses the recent successes, challenges and perspectives of 2D carbon materials for photoconversion.
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Challenges in modelling homogeneous catalysis: new answers from ab initio molecular dynamics to the controversy over the Wacker process

17 April, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60469A, Tutorial ReviewAndras Stirling, Nisanth N. Nair, Agusti Lledos, Gregori Ujaque
The controversial reaction mechanism considering experimental results and theoretical treatment from static to ab initio molecular dynamic simulations is reviewed.
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Adsorptive separation on metal-organic frameworks in the liquid phase

17 April, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00006D, Review ArticleBen Van de Voorde, Bart Bueken, Joeri Denayer, Dirk De Vos
While much attention of the MOF community has been devoted to adsorption and purification of gases, there is now also a vast body of data on the capability of MOFs to separate and purify liquid mixtures.
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Perturbation of physiological systems by nanoparticles

15 April, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60338E, Review ArticleYi Zhang, Yuhong Bai, Jianbo Jia, Ningning Gao, Yang Li, Ruinan Zhang, Guibin Jiang, Bing Yan
Nanoparticle translocation and potential toxicity at the physiological system level.
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Dye-doped silica nanoparticles as luminescent organized systems for nanomedicine

15 April, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60433K, Review ArticleM. Montalti, L. Prodi, E. Rampazzo, N. Zaccheroni
This review summarizes developments and applications of luminescent dye doped silica nanoparticles as versatile organized systems for nanomedicine.
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When self-assembly meets biology: luminescent platinum complexes for imaging applications

15 April, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60453E, Review ArticleMatteo Mauro, Alessandro Aliprandi, Dedy Septiadi, Nermin Seda Kehr, Luisa De Cola
Self-assembled luminescent structures based on platinum complexes. A new tool for bioimaging?
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Rolling circle amplification: a versatile tool for chemical biology, materials science and medicine

15 April, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60439J, Review ArticleM. Monsur Ali, Feng Li, Zhiqing Zhang, Kaixiang Zhang, Dong-Ku Kang, James A. Ankrum, X. Chris Le, Weian Zhao
Rolling circle amplification provides a powerful new tool for applications in chemical biology, materials science and medicine.
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Optical methods for sensing and imaging oxygen: materials, spectroscopies and applications

15 April, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00039K, Review ArticleXu-dong Wang, Otto S. Wolfbeis
Optical probes along with smart polymers and spectroscopies are now widely used to sense oxygen via fiber optics, planar sensors, or nanosensors, often in combination with imaging.
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Metal-organic framework composites

15 April, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60472A, Review ArticleQi-Long Zhu, Qiang Xu
This review focuses on the recent progress in designing and fabricating metal-organic framework (MOF) composites for diverse functional applications.
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Photoactive assemblies of organic compounds and biomolecules: drug-protein supramolecular systems

15 April, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60413F, Review ArticleIgnacio Vaya, Virginie Lhiaubet-Vallet, M. Consuelo Jimenez, Miguel A. Miranda
Modification of the drug excited state properties within proteins provides information on binding and may result in a different photoreactivity.
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Aromaticity in transition structures

15 April, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00012A, Tutorial ReviewPaul von Rague Schleyer, Judy I. Wu, Fernando P. Cossio, Israel Fernandez
This tutorial review presents interpretative computational tools to describe and quantify the different manifestations of aromaticity in transition structures.
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Finding needles in a basestack: recognition of mismatched base pairs in DNA by small molecules

13 April, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60455A, Review ArticleAnton Granzhan, Naoko Kotera, Marie-Paule Teulade-Fichou
This review focuses on small molecules selectively binding to mismatched base pairs in DNA and on their potential biological applications.
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