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Gold-catalyzed C(sp3)-H bond functionalization

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5245-5256
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00004H, Tutorial ReviewJin Xie, Changduo Pan, Ablimit Abdukader, Chengjian Zhu
Homogeneous gold-catalyzed sp3 C-H bond functionalization strategy opens a new avenue for economical and sustainable construction of fine chemicals.
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Semiconductor heterojunction photocatalysts: design, construction, and photocatalytic performances

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5234-5244
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00126E, Tutorial ReviewHuanli Wang, Lisha Zhang, Zhigang Chen, Junqing Hu, Shijie Li, Zhaohui Wang, Jianshe Liu, Xinchen Wang
The design, construction, and photocatalytic performances of semiconductor heterojunction photocatalysts are briefly reviewed and selectively highlighted.
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Application of electronic circular dichroism in the study of supramolecular systems

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5211-5233
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00104D, Tutorial ReviewGennaro Pescitelli, Lorenzo Di Bari, Nina Berova
Electronic circular dichroism (ECD) is a choice technique for the analysis of chiral supramolecular systems, including their detection, determination of thermodynamic and kinetic quantities, and structural elucidation.
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Design and synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid capsules for biotechnological applications

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5192-5210
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00108G, Tutorial ReviewJiafu Shi, Yanjun Jiang, Xiaoli Wang, Hong Wu, Dong Yang, Fusheng Pan, Yanlei Su, Zhongyi Jiang
The design, synthesis and biotechnological applications of organic-inorganic hybrid capsules are briefly reviewed and selectively highlighted.
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Reactions of metallocarbenes derived from N-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5151-5162
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00072B, Tutorial ReviewHuw M. L. Davies, Joshua S. Alford
Metal-stabilized carbenes derived from N-sulfonyl triazoles have become broadly useful reactive intermediates for organic synthesis.
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Challenges in reduction of dinitrogen by proton and electron transfer

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5183-5191
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00085D, Tutorial ReviewCornelis J. M. van der Ham, Marc T. M. Koper, Dennis G. H. Hetterscheid
Catalytic reduction of dinitrogen with protons and electrons is a very challenging alternative to the energy expensive Haber-Bosch reaction.
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Harnessing the chemistry of graphene oxide

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5288-5301
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00060A, Review ArticleDaniel R. Dreyer, Alexander D. Todd, Christopher W. Bielawski
The chemistry of graphene oxide is revisited, and includes an update on recent developments and potential applications.
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Amyloid-based nanosensors and nanodevices

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5326-5345
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00082J, Review ArticleCharlotte A. E. Hauser, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Ivo C. Martins
Exploring amyloid-like peptides and proteins for applications in nanotechnology will open up new strategies for potential applications, such as biomedical therapies, biosensing, disease diagnostics, biomarker screening, bioimaging and monitoring.
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Nanochemistry-derived Bi2WO6 nanostructures: towards production of sustainable chemicals and fuels induced by visible light

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5276-5287
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00056K, Review ArticleNan Zhang, Rosaria Ciriminna, Mario Pagliaro, Yi-Jun Xu
The advances of Bi2WO6 nanostructures utilized in photocatalytic organic synthesis and fuel production under visible light are discussed and prospected.
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Low-molecular-mass gels responding to ultrasound and mechanical stress: towards self-healing materials

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5346-5371
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00066H, Review ArticleXudong Yu, Liming Chen, Mingming Zhang, Tao Yi
Ultrasound and mechanical stress-driven/-responsive LMOGs, which are used extensively to construct self-healing materials with reversibility, are highlighted.
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Mesosilica materials and organic pollutant adsorption: part B removal from aqueous solution

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5173-5182
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60095E, Tutorial ReviewL. T. Gibson
This tutorial review will focus on the removal of organic pollutants from the aqueous phase by mesoporous silica.
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Mesosilica materials and organic pollutant adsorption: part A removal from air

4 August, 2014 - 14:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5163-5172
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60096C, Tutorial ReviewL. T. Gibson
This tutorial review focuses on the application of mesoporous silica materials, primarily MCM-41 and SBA-15, for the removal of organic pollutants in the vapour phase.
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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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