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Design and fabrication of mesoporous heterogeneous basic catalysts

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5092-5147
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00090D, Review ArticleLin-Bing Sun, Xiao-Qin Liu, Hong-Cai Zhou
Recent advances in mesoporous solid bases were reviewed, and fundamental principles of how to fabricate efficient basic catalysts were highlighted.
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Surface modification and endothelialization of biomaterials as potential scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering applications

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5680-5742
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00483C, Review ArticleXiangkui Ren, Yakai Feng, Jintang Guo, Haixia Wang, Qian Li, Jing Yang, Xuefang Hao, Juan Lv, Nan Ma, Wenzhong Li
This review highlights the recent developments of surface modification and endothelialization of biomaterials in vascular tissue engineering applications.
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Functionalized graphene and other two-dimensional materials for photovoltaic devices: device design and processing

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5638-5679
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00455H, Review ArticleZhike Liu, Shu Ping Lau, Feng Yan
2D materials have been successfully used in various types of solar cells as transparent electrodes, interfacial and active materials.
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Multifarious facets of sugar-derived molecular gels: molecular features, mechanisms of self-assembly and emerging applications

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5596-5637
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00093A, Review ArticleSougata Datta, Santanu Bhattacharya
This review discusses various facets of sugar-derived LMWGs, uncovering their mechanisms of gelation, structure-property relationships, scope and numerous applications.
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Suspension arrays based on nanoparticle-encoded microspheres for high-throughput multiplexed detection

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5552-5595
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00382A, Review ArticleYuankui Leng, Kang Sun, Xiaoyuan Chen, Wanwan Li
This review summarizes various nanoparticle-encoded barcodes, manufacturing technologies for barcodes and barcode-based bioanalysis patterns (optical labeling, label-free and signal amplification).
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Recent advances in employing homoenolates generated by N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalysis in carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5040-5052
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00162E, Tutorial ReviewRajeev S. Menon, Akkattu T. Biju, Vijay Nair
This tutorial review summarises the developments since 2011 in the area of nucleophilic heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-catalysed generation of homoenolates and their use in carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions.
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Developments and recent advancements in the field of endogenous amino acid selective bond forming reactions for bioconjugation

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5495-5551
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00048C, Review ArticleOleksandr Koniev, Alain Wagner
Recent advances in bond-forming bioconjugation reactions of native amino acid residues with emphasis on the most practically relevant methodologies.
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Two-photon polymerization microfabrication of hydrogels: an advanced 3D printing technology for tissue engineering and drug delivery

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5031-5039
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00278H, Tutorial ReviewJin-Feng Xing, Mei-Ling Zheng, Xuan-Ming Duan
Arbitrary and ultraprecise 3D hydrogels with high resolution on micro/nano scale can be produced by two-photon polymerization microfabrication as an advanced 3D printing technology.
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Interfacial sciences in unconventional petroleum production: from fundamentals to applications

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5446-5494
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00102A, Review ArticleLin He, Feng Lin, Xingang Li, Hong Sui, Zhenghe Xu
With the ever increasing demand for energy to meet the needs of growth in population and improvement in the living standards, in particular in developing countries, the abundant unconventional oil reserves (about 70% of total world oil), such as heavy oil, oil/tar sands and shale oil, are playing an increasingly important role in securing global energy supply.
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Graphene-based membranes

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5016-5030
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00423J, Tutorial ReviewGongping Liu, Wanqin Jin, Nanping Xu
Latest advances in theoretical prediction, fabrication strategies, structure-property relationships, and transport properties of membranes derived from graphene and its derivatives.
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Carbon cycle in advanced coal chemical engineering

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5409-5445
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00453A, Review ArticleQun Yi, Wenying Li, Jie Feng, Kechang Xie
This review highlights possible routes, principle, and potential for the carbon cycle (CO2) in advanced coal chemical engineering.
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Research progress of perovskite materials in photocatalysis- and photovoltaics-related energy conversion and environmental treatment

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5371-5408
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00113G, Review ArticleWei Wang, Moses O. Tade, Zongping Shao
Perovskite materials are shown to be active in the applications of photocatalysis- and photovoltaics-related energy conversion and environmental treatment.
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Development of fluorescent probes based on protection-deprotection of the key functional groups for biological imaging

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5003-5015
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00103J, Tutorial ReviewYonghe Tang, Dayoung Lee, Jiaoliang Wang, Guanhan Li, Jinghua Yu, Weiying Lin, Juyoung Yoon
This review highlights the recent protection-deprotection methods of aldehyde, hydroxyl, or amino groups for the development of fluorescent imaging probes.
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Artificial switchable catalysts

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5341-5370
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00096C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Victor Blanco, David A. Leigh, Vanesa Marcos
This review describes progress in the field of artificial switchable catalysts, where the rate acceleration, stereochemistry and/or chemoselectivity of catalysed processes can be switched through external stimuli.
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Electrochemistry, biosensors and microfluidics: a convergence of fields

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5320-5340
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00369A, Review ArticleDarius G. Rackus, Mohtashim H. Shamsi, Aaron R. Wheeler
This review catalogues the convergence of electrochemistry, biosensors, and microfluidics, with an emphasis on the emergence of new application areas. Image credit: Lisa Ngo.
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Supported catalysts based on layered double hydroxides for catalytic oxidation and hydrogenation: general functionality and promising application prospects

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5291-5319
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00268K, Review ArticleJunting Feng, Yufei He, Yanan Liu, Yiyun Du, Dianqing Li
This review focuses on the recent progress in supported catalysts based on LDH for use in catalytic hydrogenation and oxidation.
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Metal complexes of curcumin - synthetic strategies, structures and medicinal applications

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4986-5002
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00088B, Tutorial ReviewOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Simon Wanninger, Volker Lorenz, Abdus Subhan, Frank T. Edelmann
This Tutorial Review provides the first general overview on synthesis and medicinal applications of metal curcumin complexes, including anticancer activity and anti-Alzheimer's disease activity.
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Engineered biosynthesis of natural products in heterologous hosts

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5265-5290
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00025D, Review ArticleYunzi Luo, Bing-Zhi Li, Duo Liu, Lu Zhang, Yan Chen, Bin Jia, Bo-Xuan Zeng, Huimin Zhao, Ying-Jin Yuan
Biosynthesis of natural products in heterologous hosts is improved significantly with new tools and strategies in synthetic biology.
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The chemical biology of sirtuins

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5246-5264
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00373J, Review ArticleBing Chen, Wenwen Zang, Juan Wang, Yajun Huang, Yanhua He, Lingling Yan, Jiajia Liu, Weiping Zheng
This article reviews the tremendous accomplishments achieved during the past few years in the field of chemical biology for the physiologically and therapeutically important sirtuin family of Nε-acyl-lysine deacylase enzymes.
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Radical aryl migration reactions and synthetic applications

17 August, 2015 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,5220-5245
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00467A, Review ArticleZhi-Min Chen, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Yong-Qiang Tu
This review provides a comprehensive summary of radical aryl migration reactions, highlighting their mechanistic studies and synthetic applications.
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