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Metal-organic frameworks as solid catalysts for the synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles

18 August, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5750-5765
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60442J, Review ArticleAmarajothi Dhakshinamoorthy, Hermenegildo Garcia
This Critical Review summarizes the recent developments in the use of metal-organic frameworks as catalysts for the synthesis of nitrogen-containing heterocycles.
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Tuning the structure and function of metal-organic frameworks via linker design

18 August, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5561-5593
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00003J, Review ArticleWeigang Lu, Zhangwen Wei, Zhi-Yuan Gu, Tian-Fu Liu, Jinhee Park, Jihye Park, Jian Tian, Muwei Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Thomas Gentle III, Mathieu Bosch, Hong-Cai Zhou
Advances in metal-organic frameworks are highlighted with an emphasis on tuning the structure and function via linker design.
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Molecular containers in complex chemical systems

12 August, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00165F, Review ArticleSalvatore Zarra, Daniel M. Wood, Derrick A. Roberts, Jonathan R. Nitschke
This review discusses recent advances in the use of molecular containers in complex chemical systems, focusing on three aspects: host-guest behaviour, structural transformations and reactivity modulation.
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Strategies for interfacing inorganic nanocrystals with biological systems based on polymer-coating

12 August, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00124A, Review ArticleGoutam Palui, Fadi Aldeek, Wentao Wang, Hedi Mattoussi
A representative set of nanocrystals made of semiconductors, Au and iron oxide, surface-capped with polymer ligands presenting various metal-coordinating groups.
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Recent advances in zinc-air batteries

4 August, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5257-5275
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00015C, Review ArticleYanguang Li, Hongjie Dai
In this review, the fundamentals, challenges and latest exciting advances related to zinc-air research are highlighted.
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Anthropogenic reaction parameters - the missing link between chemical intuition and the available chemical space

4 August, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5387-5399
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60423C, Review ArticleGyorgy M. Keser[double acute accent], Tibor Soos, C. Oliver Kappe
Anthropogenic factors limit reaction parameters and thus the scope of synthetic chemistry, nevertheless, their role is both advantageous and critical.
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Heterogeneous electron transfer at nanoscopic electrodes: importance of electronic structures and electric double layers

4 August, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5372-5386
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00087K, Review ArticleShengli Chen, Yuwen Liu, Junxiang Chen
Recent insights into the nanoscopic electrode size and structure effects on heterogeneous ET kinetics are presented.
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The btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] binding motif: a new versatile terdentate ligand for supramolecular and coordination chemistry

4 August, 2014 - 13:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,5302-5325
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00120F, Review ArticleJoseph P. Byrne, Jonathan A. Kitchen, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson
Here we review the progress made to date in the synthesis and applications of ligands based on the btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] motif; but these have recently become an important new class of ligands for use in coordination and supramolecular chemistry.
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Gold-catalyzed C(sp3)-H bond functionalization

4 August, 2014 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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 - 13:17

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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