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Cyclophanes containing large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

25 June, 2015 - 20:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00274E, Review ArticleParisa Ghods Ghasemabadi, Tieguang Yao, Graham J. Bodwell
Big, bigger, biggest. This Review puts the spotlight on the handful of PAHs with four or more rings that have been incorporated into cyclophanes. Lessons in synthesis, structure, fundamental concepts and properties abound in these remarkable molecules that feature PAHs ranging in size from pyrene to hexabenzocoronene.
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Tailoring and visualizing the pore architecture of hierarchical zeolites

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00155B, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Ying Wei, Tanja E. Parmentier, Krijn P. de Jong, Jovana Zecevic
This review provides an overview of the different synthesis methods and microscopy techniques for tailoring and visualizing the pore architecture of hierarchical zeolites.
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The emergence of sulfoxides as efficient ligands in transition metal catalysis

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3834-3860
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00524D, Review ArticleGellert Sipos, Emma E. Drinkel, Reto Dorta
This review describes the use of sulfoxides as ancillary ligands in transition metal catalysis.
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Vitamin B12 catalysed reactions

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3391-3404
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00165J, Tutorial ReviewMaciej Giedyk, Katarzyna Goliszewska, Dorota Gryko
This tutorial review focuses on cobalamin as a natural, nontoxic, environmentally benign cobalt catalyst for synthetically useful organic reactions.
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Sulfur imidations: access to sulfimides and sulfoximines

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3378-3390
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00208G, Tutorial ReviewVincent Bizet, Christine M. M. Hendriks, Carsten Bolm
The overview describes sulfur imidation methods providing a practical "tool box" for synthetic chemists and discusses the advantages and disadvantages associated with the use of the various imidating agents.
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Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis for the hydrogenation of carboxylic acid derivatives: history, advances and future directions

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3808-3833
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00038F, Review ArticleJames Pritchard, Georgy A. Filonenko, Robbert van Putten, Emiel J. M. Hensen, Evgeny A. Pidko
Recent progress in hydrogenation of carboxylic acid derivatives is described with a particular focus on the catalyst performance, composition and reaction mechanism.
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DYNAMERS: dynamic polymers as self-healing materials

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3786-3807
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00194C, Review ArticleNabarun Roy, Bernd Bruchmann, Jean-Marie Lehn
An overview of recent advances made in the field of constitutional dynamic materials, in particular dynamic polymers, dynamers, displaying self-healing features.
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Synthesis of chemicals by metabolic engineering of microbes

23 June, 2015 - 19:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,3760-3785
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00159E, Review ArticleXinxiao Sun, Xiaolin Shen, Rachit Jain, Yuheng Lin, Jian Wang, Jing Sun, Jia Wang, Yajun Yan, Qipeng Yuan
This review provides a comprehensive outlook at the progress and developing trends in the biosynthesis of chemicals.
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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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