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Hierarchically porous and nitrogen, sulfur-codoped graphene-like microspheres as a high capacity anode for lithium ion batteries

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2134-2137
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08297D, CommunicationDongfei Sun, Juan Yang, Xingbin Yan
The novel hierarchically porous and nitrogen, sulfur-codoped graphene-like microspheres are constructed as the anode material for lithium ion batteries. High surface area and efficient heteroatom doping provide high capacity and enhanced cycling stability.
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The first 4d/4f single-molecule magnet containing a {RuIII2DyIII2} core

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2044-2047
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08811E, CommunicationStuart K. Langley, Daniel P. Wielechowski, Veacheslav Vieru, Nicholas F. Chilton, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Liviu F. Chibotaru, Keith S. Murray
The first 4d-4f single-molecule magnet of formula [RuIII2DyIII2(OMe)2(O2CPh)4(mdea)2(NO3)2] shows an anisotropy barrier Ueff of 11 cm-1.
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Efficient and practical synthesis of enantioenriched 2,3-dihydropyrroles through gold-catalyzed anti-Markovnikov hydroamination of chiral homopropargyl sulfonamides

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2126-2129
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09245G, CommunicationYong-Fei Yu, Chao Shu, Bo Zhou, Jian-Qiao Li, Jin-Mei Zhou, Long-Wu Ye
A direct gold-catalyzed anti-Markovnikov hydroamination of chiral homopropargyl sulfonamides has been developed. A range of enantioenriched 2,3-dihydropyrroles are readily accessed by utilizing this approach.
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Iron catalysed cross-couplings of azetidines - application to the formal synthesis of a pharmacologically active molecule

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2111-2113
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09337B, CommunicationDixit Parmar, Lena Henkel, Josef Dib, Magnus Rueping
A protocol for the cross-coupling of azetidines with aryl, heteroaryl, vinyl and alkyl Grignard reagents has been developed under iron catalysis. In addition, a short formal synthesis of a pharmacologically active molecule was demonstrated.
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Electro-optical detection of single [small lambda]-DNA

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2084-2087
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07591A, CommunicationShuo Liu, Thomas A. Wall, Damla Ozcelik, Joshua W. Parks, Aaron R. Hawkins, Holger Schmidt
Single [small lambda]-DNA molecules are detected on a nanopore-gated optofluidic chip electrically and optically. Statistical variations in the single particle trajectories are used to correctly predict the intensity distribution of the fluorescence signals.
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Formation of a zwitterionic boronium species from the reaction of a stable carbenoid with borane: CO2 reduction

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2107-2110
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09239B, CommunicationSamuel Y.-F. Ho, Cheuk-Wai So, Nathalie Saffon-Merceron, Nicolas Mezailles
Two stable carbenoid compounds are shown to be among the best catalysts for the reduction of CO2 into methanol derivatives using borane.
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Preparation of Ge nanotube arrays from an ionic liquid for lithium ion battery anodes with improved cycling stability

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2064-2067
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08722D, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Xusong Liu, Jian Hao, Xiaoxu Liu, Caixia Chi, Na Li, Frank Endres, Yi Zhang, Yao Li, Jiupeng Zhao
Ge nanotube array anodes with remarkable cycling ability are prepared by template-assisted electrodeposition from an ionic liquid.
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Introduction of a mediator for enhancing photocatalytic performance via post-synthetic metal exchange in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2056-2059
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09407G, CommunicationDengrong Sun, Wenjun Liu, Mei Qiu, Yongfan Zhang, Zhaohui Li
Introduction of Ti as a mediator in Ti substituted NH2-Uio-66(Zr) is an effective way to improve its photocatalytic performance.
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Potent affinity material for tracing acetone and related analytes based on molecular recognition by halogen bonds

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2040-2043
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09163A, CommunicationAlexander Linke, Stefan H. Jungbauer, Stefan M. Huber, Siegfried R. Waldvogel
A helping third hand converts halogen bonds into a superior recognition tool.
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Electric field-directed growth and photoelectrochemical properties of cross-linked Au-ZnO hetero-nanowire arrays

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2103-2106
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09628B, CommunicationTeng Wang, Bingjun Jin, Zhengbo Jiao, Gongxuan Lu, Jinhua Ye, Yingpu Bi
Herein, we demonstrate a simple and effective strategy for vertically growing Au nanowires over ZnO nanowire arrays to construct a cross-linked hierarchical architecture, which exhibit excellent photoelectrochemical performances under visible light irradiation.
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Dynamic nuclear polarization of a glassy matrix prepared by solid state mechanochemical amorphization of crystalline substances

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2080-2083
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08348B, CommunicationE. Elisei, M. Filibian, P. Carretta, S. Colombo Serra, F. Tedoldi, J. F. Willart, M. Descamps, A. Cesaro
"Solvent-free" co-milling effectively produces an intimate mixture of the solid substrate and the radical species for performing DNP.
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A Rh-catalyzed 1,2-sulfur migration/aza-Diels-Alder cascade initiated by aza-vinyl carbenoids from sulfur-tethered N-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2122-2125
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08829H, CommunicationYu Jiang, Xiang-Ying Tang, Min Shi
A novel Rh(II) catalyzed intramolecular 1,2-sulfur migration/intermolecular aza-Diels-Alder cascade of sulfur-tethered N-sulfonyl-1,2,3-triazoles has been developed, efficiently affording sulfur-containing tetrahydropyridine derivatives.
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Mossbauer and computational investigation of a functional [NiFe] hydrogenase model complex

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2099-2102
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09035G, CommunicationA. Kochem, E. Bill, F. Neese, M. van Gastel
Hydrogen splitting in a NiFe hydrogenase model has been investigated by Mossbauer spectroscopy to gain insight into the catalytic mechanism.
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[small alpha]-Alkylation of a norbornene-derived tricyclic ketone: are steric factors really in control?

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2076-2079
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07967A, CommunicationAndrew M. Harned
DFT calculations reveal that torsional strain and a strong conformational preference, rather than steric influences, dictate the observed stereoselectivity.
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A photoCORM nanocarrier for CO release using NIR light

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2072-2075
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06766E, CommunicationAgustin E. Pierri, Po-Ju Huang, John V. Garcia, James G. Stanfill, Megan Chui, Guang Wu, Nanfeng Zheng, Peter C. Ford
Amphiphilic polymer conjugates with upconverting nanoparticles serve as water-soluble nanocarriers for NIR-photochemical delivery of CO from hydrophobic photoCORMS.
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Rational design of an orthosteric regulator of hIAPP aggregation

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2095-2098
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06739H, CommunicationDe-Sheng Zhao, Yong-Xiang Chen, Yan-Mei Li
Compounds that can block hIAPP toxic oligomer but not fibril formation have been rationally designed based on the helix aggregation mechanism.
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Highly lithium-ion conductive battery separators from thermally rearranged polybenzoxazole

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2068-2071
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09411E, CommunicationMoon Joo Lee, Ji Hoon Kim, Hyung-Seok Lim, So Young Lee, Hyung Kyun Yu, Jong Hun Kim, Joo Sung Lee, Yang-Kook Sun, Michael D. Guiver, Kyung Do Suh, Young Moo Lee
Lithium ion battery separators were fabricated for the first time from thermally rearranged poly(benzoxazole-co-imide) (TR-PBOI) nanofibrous membranes coated with TR-PBO nanoparticles.
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Microwave assisted formation of monoreactive perfluoroalkylsilane-based self-assembled monolayers

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2060-2063
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07494G, CommunicationAustin W. H. Lee, Brandy K. Pilapil, Him Wai Ng, Byron D. Gates
We demonstrate the use of microwave radiation as a tool to accelerate the formation of perfluoroalkylsilane based self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on silicon oxide surfaces.
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Three dimensional nano-assemblies of noble metal nanoparticle-infinite coordination polymers as specific oxidase mimetics for degradation of methylene blue without adding any cosubstrate

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2052-2055
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08089K, CommunicationLihua Wang, Yi Zeng, Aiguo Shen, Xiaodong Zhou, Jiming Hu
Novel three-dimensional (3D) nano-assemblies with highly efficient oxidase-like activities can effectively degrade organic residues without adding any cosubstrate.
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Near infrared activation of an anticancer PtIV complex by Tm-doped upconversion nanoparticles

Chem. Commun. - 26 January, 2015 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2015, 51,2091-2094
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07960D, CommunicationEmmanuel Ruggiero, Javier Hernandez-Gil, Juan C. Mareque-Rivas, Luca Salassa
The PtIV complex cis,cis,trans-[Pt(NH3)2(Cl)2(O2CCH2CH2CO2H)2] is photoactivated by near infrared light (980 nm) using NaYF4:Yb3+/Tm3+@NaYF4 core-shell upconversion nanoparticles.
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