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Highly efficient molecular nickel catalysts for electrochemical hydrogen production from neutral water

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14153-14156
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05511J, CommunicationPeili Zhang, Mei Wang, Yong Yang, Dehua Zheng, Kai Han, Licheng Sun
Nickel complexes containing N5-pentadentate scaffolds display a TON of H2 evolution of up to 308 000 over 60 h electrolysis in neutral water at -1.25 V vs. SHE without considerable loss in activity.
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Sodium borohydride stabilizes very active gold nanoparticle catalysts

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14194-14196
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05946H, CommunicationChristophe Deraedt, Lionel Salmon, Sylvain Gatard, Roberto Ciganda, Ricardo Hernandez, Jaime Ruiz, Didier Astruc
Addition of NaBH4 to HAuCl4 in water at room temperature stabilizes gold nanoparticles that extremely efficiently catalyze 4-nitrophenol reduction.
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Mechanical exfoliation of track-etched two-dimensional layered materials for the fabrication of ultrathin nanopores

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14149-14152
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06008C, CommunicationYanan Jiang, Jun Gao, Wei Guo, Lei Jiang
Mechanical exfoliation of ion-track-etched two-dimensional layered materials yields nanometer-thin nanoporous sheets that can be suspended atop a silicon window to controllably fabricate single- or multi-pore nanofluidic devices.
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A new strategy to synthesize bottlebrushes with a helical polyglutamate backbone via N-carboxyanhydride polymerization and RAFT

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14183-14186
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06575A, CommunicationHaiwang Lai, Xiaoyu Chen, Qi Lu, Zheng Bian, Youhua Tao, Xianhong Wang
Polyglutamate bottlebrushes with poly(oligo(ethylene glycol)acrylate) as side chains were successfully prepared for the first time by combination of N-carboxyanhydride polymerization and reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization.
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Non-heme iron hydroperoxo species in superoxide reductase as a catalyst for oxidation reactions

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14213-14216
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06114D, CommunicationS. Rat, S. Menage, F. Thomas, V. Niviere
The non-heme high-spin ferric iron hydroperoxo species formed in superoxide reductase can act both as a nucleophile and as an electrophile to catalyze oxidation reactions.
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Inorganic nanomaterials for bioimaging, targeted drug delivery and therapeutics

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14071-14081
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03118K, Feature ArticleRuizheng Liang, Min Wei, David G. Evans, Xue Duan
This paper summarizes recent progress on various inorganic nanocarriers, including the background, synthesis, modification, cytotoxicity, physicochemical properties and biomedical applications.
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Self-assembly of pyrene derivatives on Au(111): substituent effects on intermolecular interactions

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14089-14092
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02753A, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Tuan Anh Pham, Fei Song, Manh-Thuong Nguyen, Meike Stohr
Halogen bonding-based self-assembly of pyrene derivatives on Au(111).
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Biaxial aromatics with face-on/edge-on stacking adaptability: an STM/STS study of 1D nanowires assembled via rotatable ethynyls

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14093-14096
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02704C, CommunicationShern-Long Lee, Hung-Jen Wu, Yu-Ju Hsu, Hsiu-Hui Chen, Hsiu-Fu Hsu, Chun-hsien Chen
Biaxial aromatics with face-on/edge-on stacking adaptability.
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A lithium anode protection guided highly-stable lithium-sulfur battery

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14209-14212
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05535G, CommunicationGuoqiang Ma, Zhaoyin Wen, Meifen Wu, Chen Shen, Qingsong Wang, Jun Jin, Xiangwei Wu
A Li3N protection layer is fabricated on the surface of a Li anode by an in situ method to suppress the shuttle effect on the basis of anode protection.
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Multiple band light trapping in ultraviolet, visible and near infrared regions with TiO2 based photonic materials

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14179-14182
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05532B, CommunicationZhonghai Zhang, Hongjun Wu
TiO2 based photonic materials demonstrated multiple band light trapping activity in ultraviolet, visible and near infrared regions.
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Relay cooperation of K2S2O8 and O2 in oxytrifluoromethylation of alkenes using CF3SO2Na

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14101-14104
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06328G, CommunicationQingquan Lu, Chao Liu, Zhiyuan Huang, Yiyang Ma, Jian Zhang, Aiwen Lei
K2S2O8 triggered CF3SO2[radical dot] and O2 worked in concert to re-initiate CF3SO2[radical dot] and CF3[radical dot].
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Fluorescence lifetime-based sensing of sodium by an optode

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14167-14170
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06112H, CommunicationThomas Schwarze, Holger Muller, Sandra Ast, Dorte Steinbruck, Sascha Eidner, Felix Gei[German sz ligature}ler, Michael U. Kumke, Hans-Jurgen Holdt
We report a 1,2,3-triazol fluoroionophore for detecting Na+ that shows in vitro enhancement in Na+-induced fluorescence intensity and decay time.
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Reversible photoswitching specifically responds to mercury(II) ions: the gated photochromism of bis(dithiazole)ethene

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14205-14208
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06372D, CommunicationYue Wu, Weihong Zhu, Wei Wan, Yongshu Xie, He Tian, Alexander D. Q. Li
Photochromic diarylethenes exhibit Hg(II)-induced gated photoreactivity, an unprecedented combination of the "Lock/Unlock" function, which is suitable for Hg(II) probes.
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Catalytic asymmetric Diels-Alder reactions involving aryl vinyl ketones

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14113-14116
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06837H, CommunicationLiman Kong, Xiaoyu Han, Peng Jiao
A catalytic asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction of an aryl vinyl ketone with 1,3-dienylcarbamate has been developed.
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MOFs synthesized by the ionothermal method addressing the leaching problem of IL-polymer composite membranes

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14121-14124
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05526H, CommunicationCong Liu, Gang Zhang, Chengji Zhao, Xuefeng Li, Mingyu Li, Hui Na
We designed a new strategy to immobilize an ionic liquid by incorporating it within ZIF-8 by the ionothermal method, and demonstrated a facile and novel method to fabricate IL-polymer composite membranes with ZIF-8 fillers for alkaline anion electrolytes.
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Rescuing DNA repair activity by rewiring the H-atom transfer pathway in the radical SAM enzyme, spore photoproduct lyase

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14201-14204
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05158K, CommunicationAlhosna Benjdia, Korbinian Heil, Andreas Winkler, Thomas Carell, Ilme Schlichting
Engineering the active site of the spore photoproduct lyase, a radical SAM enzyme involved in DNA repair, proves that it is possible to rewire the H-atom transfer pathway in a radical SAM enzyme.
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The perils of rational design - unexpected irreversible elimination of fluoride from 3-fluoro-2-methylacyl-CoA esters catalysed by [small alpha]-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR; P504S)

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14164-14166
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06127F, CommunicationMaksims Yevglevskis, Guat L. Lee, Michael D. Threadgill, Timothy J. Woodman, Matthew D. Lloyd
Characterisation of a novel elimination reaction catalysed by human [small alpha]-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR; P504S), converting 2R to 4, is reported.
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The phosphatase mechanism of bifunctional kinase/phosphatase AceK

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14117-14120
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05375C, CommunicationShu Wang, Qingya Shen, Guangju Chen, Jimin Zheng, Hongwei Tan, Zongchao Jia
Through multiple approaches, we identified a novel stepwise mechanism of AceK which is ADP-dependent, enabled by a typical kinase scaffold.
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Live cell off-target identification of lapatinib using ligand-directed tosyl chemistry

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14097-14100
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05885B, CommunicationKei Yamaura, Keiko Kuwata, Tomonori Tamura, Yoshiyuki Kioi, Yousuke Takaoka, Shigeki Kiyonaka, Itaru Hamachi
We demonstrate that ligand-directed tosyl (LDT) chemistry is applicable to off-target identification in live cells.
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Ruthenium-catalyzed double-fold C-H tertiary alkoxycarbonylation of arenes using di-tert-butyl dicarbonate

Chem. Commun. - 21 October, 2014 - 13:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14129-14132
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05173D, CommunicationXiaohu Hong, Hao Wang, Bingxin Liu, Bin Xu
An efficient ruthenium-catalyzed double-fold C-H bond alkoxycarbonylation of arenes was developed using commercially available Boc2O as the tertiary esterification reagent.
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