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Review of old chemistry and new catalytic advances in the on-purpose synthesis of butadiene

31 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
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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"Click" reactions: a versatile toolbox for the synthesis of peptide-conjugates

31 July, 2014 - 11:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00139G, Review ArticleWen Tang, Matthew L. Becker
Peptides that comprise the functional subunits of proteins have been conjugated to versatile materials (biomolecules, polymers, surfaces and nanoparticles) in an effort to modulate cell responses, specific binding affinity and/or self-assembly behavior.
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Current advances in lanthanide ion (Ln3+)-based upconversion nanomaterials for drug delivery

29 July, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00155A, Review ArticleDongmei Yang, Ping'an Ma, Zhiyou Hou, Ziyong Cheng, Chunxia Li, Jun Lin
This review mainly focuses on the recent advances in various chemical syntheses of Ln3+-based upconversion nanomaterials, with special emphasis on their application in stimuli-response controlled drug release and subsequent therapy.
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Arene C-H functionalisation using a removable/modifiable or a traceless directing group strategy

29 July, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00137K, Tutorial ReviewFengzhi Zhang, David R. Spring
Recent advances in arene C-H functionalisation using a removable/modifiable or a traceless directing group strategy are reviewed.
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Calix[4]pyrroles: versatile molecular containers with ion transport, recognition, and molecular switching functions

29 July, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00157E, Review ArticleDong Sub Kim, Jonathan L. Sessler
Calix[4]pyrroles function as "molecular containers" as illustrated by their ability to act as carriers for the through-membrane transport of ions and as "monomers" in the construction of aggregated supramolecular constructs.
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A review of mineral carbonation technologies to sequester CO2

29 July, 2014 - 11:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00035H, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.A. Sanna, M. Uibu, G. Caramanna, R. Kuusik, M. M. Maroto-Valer
Mineral carbonation is a promising and at the same time challenging option for the sequestration of anthropogenic CO2.
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Optical characterization of single plasmonic nanoparticles

27 July, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00131A, Tutorial ReviewJana Olson, Sergio Dominguez-Medina, Anneli Hoggard, Lin-Yung Wang, Wei-Shun Chang, Stephan Link
This review surveys the optical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles, and describes techniques used in the optical measurements of single nanoparticles.
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Anion sensing by small molecules and molecular ensembles

27 July, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00179F, Tutorial ReviewPhilip A. Gale, Claudia Caltagirone
This Tutorial Review provides a short survey of anion sensing by small molecule anion receptors, molecular ensembles and chemodosimeters.
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Single-molecule toroics in Ising-type lanthanide molecular clusters

27 July, 2014 - 10:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00095A, Tutorial ReviewLiviu Ungur, Shuang-Yan Lin, Jinkui Tang, Liviu F. Chibotaru
Bistable molecules with a toroidal magnetic state (single-molecule toroics) are promising for applications in quantum computing and information storage.
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Upconversion nanoparticles as versatile light nanotransducers for photoactivation applications

25 July, 2014 - 10:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00158C, Review ArticleNiagara Muhammad Idris, Muthu Kumara Gnanasammandhan Jayakumar, Akshaya Bansal, Yong Zhang
Upconversion nanoparticles enable use of near infrared light for spatially and temporally controlled activation of therapeutic compounds in deeper tissues.
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Structural and functional photoacoustic molecular tomography aided by emerging contrast agents

23 July, 2014 - 09:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00086B, Review ArticleLiming Nie, Xiaoyuan Chen
Emerging optical contrast agents substantially advance photoacoustic molecular tomography on sensitivity and specificity enhancement, structural and functional imaging.
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Recent progress in low-voltage cathodoluminescent materials: synthesis, improvement and emission properties

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00109E, Review ArticleGuogang Li, Jun Lin
This review is devoted to the recent progress in the synthesis and improvement of low-voltage cathodoluminescent materials for field emission displays.
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Gas-phase chemistry of molecular containers

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00167B, Review ArticleZhenhui Qi, Thomas Heinrich, Suresh Moorthy, Christoph A. Schalley
The use of mass spectrometry for the investigation of supramolecular capsules and containers in solution and the gas-phase is reviewed.
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Heterogeneous catalysis for sustainable biodiesel production via esterification and transesterification

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
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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Heteroatom-doped graphene materials: syntheses, properties and applications

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00141A, Review ArticleXuewan Wang, Gengzhi Sun, Parimal Routh, Dong-Hwan Kim, Wei Huang, Peng Chen
Heteroatom doping endows graphene with new or improved properties and greatly enhances its potential for various applications.
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Understanding the reactivity of metallic nanoparticles: beyond the extended surface model for catalysis

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4922-4939
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60421G, Tutorial ReviewFrancesc Vines, Jose R. B. Gomes, Francesc Illas
Metallic nanoparticles (NPs) constitute a new class of chemical objects which are used in different fields as diverse as plasmonics, optics, catalysis, or biochemistry.
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Foreword: Applied computational chemistry

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4905-4905
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90049A, EditorialK. N. Houk
A foreword from Professor Kendall N. Houk for the Applied Computational Chemistry themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Applied computational chemistry

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,4906-4908
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90040E, EditorialIsrael Fernandez, Fernando P. Cossio
Guest editors Israel Fernandez and Fernando Cossio introduce this themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews on the topic of applied computational chemistry in honour of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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New bonding modes of carbon and heavier group 14 atoms Si-Pb

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5106-5139
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00073K, Review ArticleGernot Frenking, Ralf Tonner, Susanne Klein, Nozomi Takagi, Takayazu Shimizu, Andreas Krapp, Krishna K. Pandey, Pattiyil Parameswaran
Molecules which possess chemical bonds where a bare group-14 atom C-Pb is bonded to [sigma]-donor ligands L or to a transition metal fragment [TM] through donor-acceptor interactions are discussed together with an analysis of the bonding situation with modern quantum chemical methods.
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The role of aromaticity in determining the molecular structure and reactivity of (endohedral metallo)fullerenes

21 July, 2014 - 09:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5089-5105
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00040D, Review ArticleMarc Garcia-Borras, Silvia Osuna, Josep M. Luis, Marcel Swart, Miquel Sola
The molecular structure and chemical reactivity of endohedral metallofullerenes can be greatly predicted and rationalized by their local and global aromaticity.
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