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Cathodic catalysts in bioelectrochemical systems for energy recovery from wastewater

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7718-7745
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60130G, Review ArticleXian-Wei Liu, Wen-Wei Li, Han-Qing Yu
This review introduces the properties, challenges and new opportunities of various cathodic catalysts including electrocatalysts, photoelectrocatalysts and bioelectrocatalysts in BES.
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Catalysis for production of renewable energy

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7466-7468
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90084G, EditorialJinlong Gong, Rafael Luque
Guest editors Jinlong Gong and Rafael Luque introduce the Catalysis for Production of Renewable Energy themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Lignin depolymerisation strategies: towards valuable chemicals and fuels

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7485-7500
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00235K, Tutorial ReviewChunping Xu, Rick Arneil D. Arancon, Jalel Labidi, Rafael Luque
Research on lignin deconstruction has recently become the center of interest for scientists and companies worldwide, racing towards harvesting fossil-fuel like aromatic compounds which are so durably put together by plants as products of millions of years of evolution.
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Review of old chemistry and new catalytic advances in the on-purpose synthesis of butadiene

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7917-7953
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00105B, Review ArticleEkaterina V. Makshina, Michiel Dusselier, Wout Janssens, Jan Degreve, Pierre A. Jacobs, Bert F. Sels
This review covers old and recent catalytic achievements in the field of on-purpose synthesis of butadiene from a biomass-related feedstock, covering discussions on the various feedstock possibilities, thermodynamics, reaction conditions, reaction paths and catalyst development.
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Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification

17 November, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7887-7916
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00189C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Adam F. Lee, James A. Bennett, Jinesh C. Manayil, Karen Wilson
Low temperature catalytic conversion of triglycerides and fatty acids sourced from renewable feedstocks represents a key enabling technology for the sustainable production of biodiesel through energy efficient, intensified processes.
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From structure to function via complex supramolecular dendrimer systems

13 November, 2014 - 12:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00249K, Tutorial ReviewHao-Jan Sun, Shaodong Zhang, Virgil Percec
Self-assembly of quasi-equivalent amphiphilic dendrons into secondary and tertiary structures and their self-organization into periodic arrays.
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Donor-acceptor conjugated polymers based on multifused ladder-type arenes for organic solar cells

13 November, 2014 - 12:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00250D, Review ArticleJhong-Sian Wu, Sheng-Wen Cheng, Yen-Ju Cheng, Chain-Shu Hsu
In this review, we summarize the recent development of the multifused ladder-type conjugated building blocks for making donor-acceptor conjugated copolymers.
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Metal-organic molecular cages: applications of biochemical implications

13 November, 2014 - 12:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00222A, Tutorial ReviewNazir Ahmad, Hussein A. Younus, Adeel H. Chughtai, Francis Verpoort
New well-designed materials are highly demanded with the prospect of versatile properties, offering successful applications as alternates to conventional materials.
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Biomimetic cavity-based metal complexes

13 November, 2014 - 12:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00211C, Review ArticleJean-Noel Rebilly, Benoit Colasson, Olivia Bistri, Diana Over, Olivia Reinaud
The biomimetic association of a metal ion with a cavity allows selective recognition, unusual redox properties and new reactivity patterns.
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Cucurbiturils: from synthesis to high-affinity binding and catalysis

11 November, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00273C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Khaleel I. Assaf, Werner M. Nau
Major developments in the synthesis of cucurbiturils and applications related to their high-affinity binding and catalysis have recently taken place.
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Fluorescent probes and bioimaging: alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and pH

11 November, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00275J, Review ArticleJun Yin, Ying Hu, Juyoung Yoon
This review highlights the recent advances that have been made in the design and bioimaging applications of fluorescent probes for alkali metals, alkaline earth metal cations and for pH determination within biological systems.
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Strategies for the asymmetric functionalization of indoles: an update

11 November, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00209A, Review ArticleRenato Dalpozzo
During the past four years, the research of new synthetic methodologies for the rapid construction of enantiomerically pure substituted indole has had a fruitful and important growth.
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From 1 [rightward arrow] 3 dendritic designs to fractal supramacromolecular constructs: understanding the pathway to the Sierpinski gasket

11 November, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00234B, Review ArticleGeorge R. Newkome, Charles N. Moorefield
The potential to incorporate dendritic characteristics, such as self-similarity into new fractal-based materials is exemplified in the self-assembly of novel, polyterpyridine-based, building blocks.
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Supramolecular photochemistry: from molecular crystals to water-soluble capsules

11 November, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00284A, Tutorial ReviewV. Ramamurthy, Shipra Gupta
Photochemical and photophysical behavior of molecules in supramolecular assemblies are different and more selective than in gas and isotropic solution phases.
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Carbon quantum dots and their applications

11 November, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00269E, Review ArticleShi Ying Lim, Wei Shen, Zhiqiang Gao
This review covers the progress in the research and development of carbon quantum dots and their applications in chemical sensing, biosensing, bioimaging, nanomedicine, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis.
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Molecular wires - impact of [small pi]-conjugation and implementation of molecular bottlenecks

11 November, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00262H, Review ArticleC. Schubert, J. T. Margraf, T. Clark, D. M. Guldi
We highlight recent progress in the field of electron transport through molecular bridges as integrative parts of electron donor-bridge-acceptor conjugates.
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Biomimetic super-lyophobic and super-lyophilic materials applied for oil/water separation: a new strategy beyond nature

11 November, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00220B, Review ArticleBen Wang, Weixin Liang, Zhiguang Guo, Weimin Liu
Investigations in the field of oil/water separation materials with special wettability may accelerate the settlement of industrial oily wastewater and ocean oil spill accidents.
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Silica-based nanocapsules: synthesis, structure control and biomedical applications

9 November, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00199K, Review ArticleYu Zhang, Benedict You Wei Hsu, Changliang Ren, Xu Li, John Wang
Synthesis and structure engineering of silica-based nanocapsules for biomedical applications.
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Recent advances in C-S bond formation via C-H bond functionalization and decarboxylation

9 November, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00239C, Review ArticleChao Shen, Pengfei Zhang, Qiang Sun, Shiqiang Bai, T. S. Andy Hor, Xiaogang Liu
The development of mild and general methods for C-S bond formation has received significant attention because the C-S bond is indispensable in many important biological and pharmaceutical compounds.
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Single-molecule transistors

9 November, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00231H, Review ArticleMickael L. Perrin, Enrique Burzuri, Herre S. J. van der Zant
Artist impression of a single-molecule transistor, where a molecule is connected to the source and the drain electrodes. The red lines illustrated the electric field caused by the gate electrode, located below.
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