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Multiphotochromic molecular systems

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3719-3759
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00137D, Review ArticleArnaud Fihey, Aurelie Perrier, Wesley R. Browne, Denis Jacquemin
We review molecular compounds encompassing several photochromic units with a focus on their functionalities.
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Wavelength-selective cleavage of photoprotecting groups: strategies and applications in dynamic systems

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3358-3377
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00118H, Tutorial ReviewMickel J. Hansen, Willem A. Velema, Michael M. Lerch, Wiktor Szymanski, Ben L. Feringa
Wavelength-selective deprotection is an attractive method to control multiple functions in one system using light.
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Photocurrent generation with two-dimensional van der Waals semiconductors

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3691-3718
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00106D, Review ArticleMichele Buscema, Joshua O. Island, Dirk J. Groenendijk, Sofya I. Blanter, Gary A. Steele, Herre S. J. van der Zant, Andres Castellanos-Gomez
We review photodetectors based on transition metal dichalcogenides, novel van der Waals materials, black phosphorus, and heterostructures.
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Recent advances and new concepts for the synthesis of axially stereoenriched biaryls

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3418-3430
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00012B, Tutorial ReviewJ. Wencel-Delord, A. Panossian, F. R. Leroux, F. Colobert
Over the past decade the field of the synthesis of axially chiral compounds has been rapidly expanding. Not only key advances have been achieved concerning the already established strategies but also new synthetic routes have been devised. This review showcases the recent developments in this domain.
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Molecular and supramolecular switches on mesoporous silica nanoparticles

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3474-3504
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00243E, Review ArticleNan Song, Ying-Wei Yang
This review summarizes the recent advances of molecular and supramolecular switches installed on mesoporous silica nanoparticles.
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Recent advances in heterobimetallic catalysis across a "transition metal-tin" motif

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3666-3690
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00523F, Review ArticleDebjit Das, Swapna Sarita Mohapatra, Sujit Roy
This review focuses on the efficacy of catalysts, based on a transition metal-tin (TM-Sn) motif and crafted on a single scaffold, in mediating a wide variety of organic transformations.
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Graphene-based materials for flexible supercapacitors

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3639-3665
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00316K, Review ArticleYuanlong Shao, Maher F. El-Kady, Lisa J. Wang, Qinghong Zhang, Yaogang Li, Hongzhi Wang, Mir F. Mousavi, Richard B. Kaner
The recent advances in developing graphene-based materials for flexible supercapacitors are summarized in this review.
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The structure and function of cell membranes examined by atomic force microscopy and single-molecule force spectroscopy

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3617-3638
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00508B, Review ArticleYuping Shan, Hongda Wang
The structure and function of cell membranes were revealed by atomic force microscopy and force spectroscopy at the molecule level.
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Recent advances in the synthesis of nitrogen heterocycles via radical cascade reactions using isonitriles as radical acceptors

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3505-3521
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00083A, Review ArticleBo Zhang, Armido Studer
Radical isonitrile insertion reactions are highly valuable for the construction of N-containing heterocycles such as phenanthridines, quinolines, isoquinolines, quinoxalines and indoles.
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Core chemistry and skeletal rearrangements of porphyrinoids and metalloporphyrinoids

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3588-3616
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00398E, Review ArticleBartosz Szyszko, Lechoslaw Latos-Grazynski
Porphyrin core alteration allows for the exploration of porphyrin-like or porphyrin-unlike coordination chemistry and provides an insight into reactions inside particularly shaped macrocyclic architecture including metal-mediated structural transformations.
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Macrocyclic amphiphiles

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3568-3587
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00390J, Review ArticleKecheng Jie, Yujuan Zhou, Yong Yao, Feihe Huang
This review describes recent results in the investigation of macrocyclic amphiphiles, which are classified based on different macrocyclic frameworks including cyclodextrins, calixarenes, cucurbiturils, pillararenes, and other macrocycles involved.
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Aqueous dye-sensitized solar cells

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3431-3473
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00456F, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Federico Bella, Claudio Gerbaldi, Claudia Barolo, Michael Gratzel
This review highlights the efforts towards the realization of an artificial photosynthetic system able to convert sunlight into electricity by using a unique solvent, water, the solvent of life.
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Negative thermal expansion in functional materials: controllable thermal expansion by chemical modifications

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3522-3567
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00461B, Review ArticleJun Chen, Lei Hu, Jinxia Deng, Xianran Xing
Negative thermal expansion is an intriguing property of functional materials, which will give new phenomena and mechanisms for future studies.
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Illuminating biological processes through site-specific protein labeling

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3405-3417
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00393D, Tutorial ReviewGong Zhang, Siqi Zheng, Haiping Liu, Peng R. Chen
This tutorial review introduces strategies for site-specific protein labeling, and highlights its advantages in solving biological questions.
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Developments and recent advancements in the field of endogenous amino acid selective bond forming reactions for bioconjugation

19 June, 2015 - 18:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
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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Pro-aromatic and anti-aromatic [small pi]-conjugated molecules: an irresistible wish to be diradicals

17 June, 2015 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00051C, Review ArticleZebing Zeng, Xueliang Shi, Chunyan Chi, Juan T. Lopez Navarrete, Juan Casado, Jishan Wu
Pro-aromatic and anti-aromatic [small pi]-conjugated molecules are demonstrated to have an irresistible wish to be diradicals in the ground state.
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Two-photon polymerization microfabrication of hydrogels: an advanced 3D printing technology for tissue engineering and drug delivery

17 June, 2015 - 18:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
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

15 June, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
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

15 June, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
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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Nanosized microporous crystals: emerging applications

15 June, 2015 - 17:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00210A, Review ArticleSvetlana Mintova, Maguy Jaber, Valentin Valtchev
This review highlights recent developments in the synthesis and unconventional applications of nanosized microporous crystals including framework (zeolites) and layered (clays) type materials.
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