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Highly Efficient Anti-Cancer Therapy using Well-defined Polymeric Nanoparticle and Scorpion 'NanoVenin'

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04748F, CommunicationSantosh K. Mishra, Mao Ye, Sumin Kim, Dipanjan Pan
Host defence peptidotoxins from animal venoms have been identified to possess substantial anticancer properties. Towards a safer, translatable approach, we have developed a viable chemical methodology based on well-defined, self-assembled...
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A Novel Single-Side Azobenzene-Grafted Anderson-Type Polyoxometalate for Recognition-Induced Chiral Migration

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04442H, CommunicationLixin Wu, Bin Zhang, Liang Yue, Yang Wang, Yang Yang
A three-component supramolecular hybrid system based on host-guest recognition and electrostatic interaction has been realized for consecutive chiral transfer from an alpha-cyclodextrin to cationic dyes via the bridge of a...
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Synthesis and Immunological Evaluation of Self-Adjuvanting MUC1-Macrophage Activating Lipopeptide 2 Conjugate Vaccine Candidates

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03510K, CommunicationRichard James Payne, David McDonald, Brendan L. Wilkinson, Leo Corcilius, Morten Thaysen-Andersen, Scott Byrne
We describe herein the synthesis and immunological evaluation of self-adjuvanting mucin 1 (MUC1)-macrophage activating lipopeptide 2 (MALP2) (glyco)peptide vaccine candidates. Vaccine constructs were shown to induce high titres of class-switched...
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Porous, Single Crystalline Titanium Nitride Nanoplates Grown on Carbon Fibers: an Excellent Counter Electrode for Low-cost, High Performance, Fiber-shaped Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03882G, CommunicationYong Zhou, Liang Chen, zhigang zou, Hui Dai, Tao YU, Jian-guo LIU, Yingjie Hu
Fiber-shaped dye-sensitized solar cells (FDSSCs) have recently attracted increasing attention as they show unique and promising advantages over the conventional planar structure. The FDSSCs are light-weight and can be easily...
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Membrane analysis with amphiphilic carbon dots

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03504F, CommunicationSukhendu Nandi, Ravit Butbul, Kaviya Parambath Kootery, Yelena Mirsky, Sofiya Kolusheva, Raz Jelinek
Newly-synthesized amphiphilic carbon dots were used for spectroscopic analysis and multicolour microscopic imaging of membranes and live cells. We show that Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) occurred from the amphiphilic...
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Molecular Doping of Graphene as Metal-free Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05055J, CommunicationShuangyin Wang, Shuo Dou, Anli Shen, Li Tao
In this work, we successfully, for the first time, realize the molecular doping of graphene as metal-free electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction. The doped small molecule onto graphene could induce...
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Ultrafast Electron Injection at the Cationic Porphyrin- Graphene Interface Assisted by Molecular Flattening

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04985C, CommunicationOmar Abdelsaboor, shawkat Aly, Manas Parida, Erkki Alarousu
The steady-state and femtosecond (fs) time-resolved data clearly demonstrate that the charge transfer (CT) process at the porphyrin-graphene carboxylate (GC) interfaces can be tuned from zero to very sufficient and...
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Exfoliated layered copper phosphonate showing enhanced adsorption capability towards Pb ion

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03774J, CommunicationWei-Xuan Nie, Song-Song Bao, Dai Zeng, Li-Rong Guo, Li-Min Zheng
Copper 5-(2-bromothienyl)phosphonate (1) with a layered structure is obtained via solvothermal reaction. The layers can be successfully exfoliated using a "top-down" approach, resulting in 2D nanosheets. The exfoliated sample shows...
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Unique ultrafast energy transfer in a series of phenylene-bridged subporphyrin-porphyrin hybrids

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04468A, CommunicationJuwon Oh, Jooyoung Sung, Masaaki Kitano, Yasuhide Inokuma, Atsuhiro Osuka, Dongho Kim
A series of phenylene-bridged subporphyrin-Zn(II) porphyrin (SubP-ZnP) hybrid systems undergo extraordinarily fast excitation energy transfer (EET) processes from the SubP to the ZnP, aided by conjugative electronic elongation of the...
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Bio-specific and bio-orthogonal chemistries to switch-off the quencher of a FRET-based fluorescent probe: application to living-cell biothiol imaging

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03548H, CommunicationC. Egloff, S. A. Jacques, M. Nothisen, D. Weltin, C. Calligaro, M. Mosser, J.-S. Remy, A. Wagner
A quencher sensitive to both a biological metabolite (biothiols) and a bio-orthogonal reagent (dithionite) was developed.
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Stereoselective Synthesis of [small alpha]-Amino Aldols Starting from Terminal Alkynes

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04786A, CommunicationTomoya Miura, Takayuki Nakamuro, Kentaro Hiraga, Masahiro Murakami
A new procedure for the stereoselective synthesis of syn [small alpha]-amino [small beta]-oxy ketones is reported. It consists of two steps; in the first step, [small alpha]-amino silyl enol ethers having a (Z)...
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Transmission electron microscopy enables the reconstruction of the catenane and ring forms of CS2 hydrolase

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04650A, CommunicationChe-Yen Wang, Adam Zlotnick, Jasmin Mecinovic
Transmission electron microscopic studies on CS2 hydrolase provide direct evidence for the existence of the hexadecameric catenane and octameric ring topologies. Reconstructions of both protein assemblies are in good agreement...
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Sulfur gradient-distributed CNF composite: a self-inhibiting cathode for binder-free lithium-sulfur batteries

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04970E, CommunicationKun Fu, Yanpeng Li, Mahmut Dirican, Chen Chen, Yao Lu, Jiadneg Zhu, Yao Li, linyou cao , Philip D. Bradford, X. Zhang
A self-inhibiting, gradient sulfur structure was designed and developed by the synthesis of carbon nanofiber-sulphur composite via sulfur vapor deposition method for use as a binder-free sulfur cathode, exhibiting high...
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Emission Enhancement of Coplanar [small pi]-Conjugated Gelator without Any Auxiliary Substituents

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04869E, Communicationpeng chong Xue, Boqi Yao, Jiabao sun, Zhenqi zhang, Ran Lu
The general design principle of a functional [small pi]-organogelator is to introduce some auxiliary substituents, such as long alkyl chains, steroid skeletons, H-bonding units, or sterically hindered groups, into a functional...
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Flavin-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of sufides and thiols with formic acid/triethylamine

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05216A, CommunicationShun-ichi Murahashi, Dazhi Zhang, Hiroki Iida, Toshio Miyawaki, Masaaki Uenaka, Kenji Murano, Kanji Meguro
An efficient and practical catalytic method for the aerobic oxidative transformation of sulfides into sulfoxides, and thiols into disulfides with formic acid/TEA in the presence of the new, readily available,...
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Stereodefined Acyclic Trisubstituted Metal Enolates Towards the Asymmetric Formation of All-Carbon Quaternary Stereocentres

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04391J, Feature ArticleIlan Marek, Yury Minko
Reactions that involve metal enolate species are amongst the most versatile carbon-carbon bond forming processes available to synthetic chemists. Enolate species are involved in a multitude of powerful applications in...
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Regioselective alkylation of a methylene group via meta-bridging of calix[4]arenes

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04356A, CommunicationPetr Slavik, Hana Dvorakova, Vaclav Eigner, Pavel Lhotak
The presence of a fluorene moiety possessing acidic CH2 protons enables the regio- and stereo-selective alkylation of calixarenes at a specific position.
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Organic-inorganic mixed-valence systems with strongly-coupled triarylamine and cyclometalated osmium

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04268A, CommunicationHai-Jing Nie, Jiang-Yang Shao, Chang-Jiang Yao, Yu-Wu Zhong
Organic-inorganic mixed-valence systems with strongly-coupled triarylamine and cyclometalated osmium and redox-switchable NIR absorptions have been developed.
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Adaptive behavior of a redox-active gallium carbenoid in complexes with molybdenum

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04019H, CommunicationIgor L. Fedushkin, Vladimir G. Sokolov, Alexander V. Piskunov, Valentine M. Makarov, Eugeny V. Baranov, Gleb A. Abakumov
A gallium-nitrogen heterocycle derived from 1,2-bis(imino)acenaphthene may serve either as a neutral or an anionic two-electron donor depending on the electronic state of the transition metal.
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Imaging, photophysical properties and DFT calculations of manganese blue (barium manganate(VI) sulphate) - a modern pigment

Chem. Commun. - 22 July, 2014 - 15:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01986E, CommunicationGianluca Accorsi, Giovanni Verri, Angela Acocella, Francesco Zerbetto, Giovanni Lerario, Giuseppe Gigli, David Saunders, Rachel Billinge
Photophysical properties, DFT calculations and imaging studies of manganese blue as analytical tools to record the spatial distribution of the pigment in works of art.
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