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Highlights from Faraday Discussion 168: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas, Leiden, The Netherlands, April 2014

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13636-13644
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90397H, Conference ReportJohn D. Thrower, Sergio Ioppolo, Catherine Walsh
Highlights from Faraday Discussion 168: Astrochemistry of Dust, Ice and Gas
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Enantioselective hydroacylation of olefins with rhodium catalysts

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13645-13649
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02276A, ViewpointStephen K. Murphy, Vy M. Dong
Since James and Young's seminal report on the kinetic resolution of 4-pentenals by hydroacylation, enantioselective methods have progressed to include 4-pentenal cyclisations, medium-ring syntheses, and intermolecular variants.
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A convenient sol-gel approach to the preparation of nano-porous silica coatings with very low refractive indices

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13813-13816
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05397D, CommunicationYulu Zhang, Chaoxia Zhao, Pingmei Wang, Longqiang Ye, Jianhui Luo, Bo Jiang
Silica coatings with refractive indices (n) as low as 1.10 were prepared via a simple sol-gel process.
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The influence of the enantiomeric ratio of an organic ligand on the structure and chirality of metal-organic frameworks

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13829-13832
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06190J, CommunicationIvan Burneo, Kyriakos C. Stylianou, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch
The modification of the enantiomeric ratio of a chiral ligand resulted in the isolation of three distinct MOFs.
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Sizeable red-shift of absorption and fluorescence of subporphyrazine induced by peripheral push and pull substitution

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13781-13784
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05943C, CommunicationXu Liang, Soji Shimizu, Nagao Kobayashi
Peripheral substitution with electron-donating (push) and electron-withdrawing (pull) substituents caused a sizeable red-shift of the Q band absorption and fluorescence of subporphyrazine, and the red-shift was controlled by the push substituents.
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Post-assembly guest oxidation in a metallo-supramolecular host and structural rearrangement to a coordination polymer

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13761-13764
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05422A, CommunicationMarzio Rancan, Jacopo Tessarolo, Silvio Quici, Lidia Armelao
The guest hosted in a metallo-supramolecular triangle undergoes post-assembly oxidation. The oxidation is triggered by selected solvents that also govern the host rearrangement to a 1D coordination polymer.
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Esterase-activated release of naproxen from supramolecular nanofibres

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13757-13760
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06340F, CommunicationMartin Conda-Sheridan, Sungsoo S. Lee, Adam T. Preslar, Samuel I. Stupp
The esterase-dependent release of naproxen from a self-assembled peptide nanomaterial modulates an anti-inflammatory pathway.
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An ordered bcc CuPd nanoalloy synthesised via the thermal decomposition of Pd nanoparticles covered with a metal-organic framework under hydrogen gas

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13750-13753
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05941G, CommunicationGuangqin Li, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Kohei Kusada, Jared M. Taylor, Yoshiki Kubota, Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Syo Matsumura, Hiroshi Kitagawa
Synthesis of an ordered bcc CuPd nanoalloy via decomposition of a Pd nanoparticle@metal-organic framework composite material.
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Cu-catalysed oxidative C-H/C-H coupling polymerisation of benzodiimidazoles: an efficient approach to regioregular polybenzodiimidazoles for blue-emitting materials

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13739-13741
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06291D, CommunicationQuan Huang, Xurong Qin, Bijin Li, Jingbo Lan, Qiang Guo, Jingsong You
The Cu-catalysed oxidative C-H/C-H coupling reaction of azoles has been used for the first time to develop polymerisation. The resulting polybenzodiimidazoles exhibit high molecular weights, regioregularity.
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Electrospun aggregation-induced emission active POSS-based porous copolymer films for detection of explosives

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13785-13788
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06559J, CommunicationHui Zhou, Qun Ye, Wei Teng Neo, Jing Song, Hong Yan, Yun Zong, Ben Zhong Tang, T. S. Andy Hor, Jianwei Xu
Electrospun AIE-active POSS-based copolymer films exhibit an approximately 9-fold increase in response to explosive vapors compared to dense films.
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Amide and N-oxide functionalization of T-shaped ligands for isoreticular MOFs with giant enhancements in CO2 separation

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06697A, CommunicationYing Xiong, Yan-Zhong Fan, Rui Yang, Sha Chen, Mei Pan, Ji-Jun Jiang, Cheng-Yong Su
N-Oxidization of a T-shaped ligand has proven to be an effective way to enhance CO2 adsorption enthalpy and selectivity in porous MOFs for the first time.
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Bubble-induced transport of oil droplets in water

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13817-13820
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06301E, CommunicationYing Chu, Qinmin Pan
An oil droplet wrapped with poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) grafted nanoparticles can repeatedly transport in water above or below 33 [degree]C.
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Chemical-responsive control of lower critical solution temperature behavior by pillar[10]arene-based host-guest interactions

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13754-13756
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06927G, CommunicationXiaodong Chi, Min Xue
A new water-soluble thermoresponsive pillar[10]arene with tri(ethylene oxide) groups was synthesized and its cloud point could be reversibly controlled based on a chemical-responsive host-guest system.
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Catalytic enantioselective bromoamination of allylic alcohols

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13841-13844
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05772D, CommunicationJuan Qi, Guo-Tao Fan, Jie Chen, Ming-Hui Sun, Yu-Ting Dong, Ling Zhou
The first enantioselective bromoamination of allylic alcohols has been developed using a newly designed quinine-thiourea catalyst.
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Direct core functionalisation of naphthalenediimides by iridium catalysed C-H borylation

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13837-13840
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06522K, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Catherine L. Lyall, Camilla C. Shotton, Monserrat Perez-Salvia, G. Dan Pantos, Simon E. Lewis
We report the first boron-substituted naphthalenediimides (NDIs), prepared by iridium catalysed C-H activation. Both mono- and diborylated products are available, which have been further elaborated by Suzuki-Miyaura coupling.
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A 2D azine-linked covalent organic framework for gas storage applications

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13825-13828
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05665E, CommunicationZhongping Li, Xiao Feng, Yongcun Zou, Yuwei Zhang, Hong Xia, Xiaoming Liu, Ying Mu
A highly crystalline and porous azine-linked covalent organic framework exhibits excellent CO2 uptake (17.7 wt%, 273 K and 1 bar) and high selectivity towards CO2 over N2 and CH4.
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Fragmentation of the quinoxaline N-oxide bond to the [radical dot]OH radical upon one-electron bioreduction

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13729-13731
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05657D, CommunicationPooja Yadav, Andrew J. Marshall, Johannes Reynisson, William A. Denny, Michael P. Hay, Robert F. Anderson
One-electron reduction of 3-trifluoromethyl-quinoxaline 1,4-dioxide breaks the N-oxide bond to release the [radical dot]OH radical.
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Enhanced photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from water by niobate single molecular sheets and ensembles

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13702-13705
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04726E, CommunicationKeizo Nakagawa, Tiantian Jia, Weiran Zheng, Simon Michael Fairclough, Masahiro Katoh, Shigeru Sugiyama, Shik Chi Edman Tsang
We report single molecular sheets of niobate prepared by a simple bottom-up approach using hydrothermal synthesis of niobium ethoxide with the aid of triethanolamine as a structural modifier.
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Studies towards the synthesis of halomon: asymmetric hexafunctionalisation of myrcene

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13725-13728
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06234E, CommunicationOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.D. Christopher Braddock, Alison X. Gao, Andrew J. P. White, Mariko Whyte
A four-step sequence provides an enantiomerically pure hexafunctionalised myrcene as an advanced intermediate in the targeted synthesis of halomon.
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Layer-separated distribution of nitrogen doped graphene by wrapping on carbon nitride tetrapods for enhanced oxygen reduction reactions in acidic medium

Chem. Commun. - 15 October, 2014 - 12:17

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,13769-13772
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06180B, CommunicationSreekuttan M. Unni, Rajith Illathvalappil, Pranav K. Gangadharan, Siddheswar N. Bhange, Sreekumar Kurungot
An efficient metal-free oxygen reduction catalyst active in acidic medium could be prepared by layer separated wrapping of nitrogen doped graphene on carbon nitride tetrapod units.
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