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Nicholas A. McGrath, Kristen A. Andersen, Amy K. Davis, Jo E. Lomax and Ronald T. Raines
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01768D, Edge Article
A diazo compound is shown to convert carboxylic acids to esters efficiently in an aqueous environment. The basicity of the diazo compound is critical: low basicity does not lead to...
Paul Boldrin, James R Gallagher, Gary Coombs, Dan Enache, David James, Peter Ellis, Gordon Kelly, John B. Claridge and Matthew J Rosseinsky
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02116A, Edge Article
Development of heterogeneous catalysts for complex reactions such as Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of fuels is hampered by difficult reaction conditions, slow characterisation techniques such as chemisorption and temperature-programmed reduction and the...
Zuolun Zhang, Robert M Edkins, Jörn Nitsch, Katharina Fucke, Andreas Steffen, Lauren E. Longobardi, Douglas W. Stephan, Christoph Lambert and Todd B Marder
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02410A, Edge Article
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Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02353F, Edge Article
Reactions of the cyclo E5 sandwich complexes [Cp*Fe(η5-P5)] (1) and [Cp*Fe(η5-As5)] (2) with the planar Lewis acid trimeric (perfluoro-ortho-phenylene)mercury [(o-C6F4Hg)3] (3) afford compounds that show distinctly different assemblies in the...
Daewha Hong, Hojae Lee, Eun Hyea Ko, Juno Lee, Hyeoncheol Cho, Matthew Park, Sung Ho Yang and Insung S Choi
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02789B, Edge Article
The cytoprotection of individual living cells under in vitro and daily-life conditions is a prerequisite for various cell-based applications including cell therapy, cell-based sensors, regenerative medicine, and even food industry....
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02590C, Edge Article
A modified cyclopentadienyl ligand greatly improves regioselectivity in Rh(III) catalyzed alkene insertion/C–H activation.
Changzheng Wu, Kun Xu, Xiuling Li, Pengzuo Chen, Dan Zhou, Yuqiao Guo, Lidong Zhang, Jiyin Zhao, Xiaojun Wu and Yi Xie
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02576H, Edge Article
Ferromagnetic two-dimensional (2D) ultrathin nanosheets hold great promise for next generation electronics. Ferromagnetic metal-free materials that usually possess only s/p electronic configuration with weak spin-orbit coupling and large spin relaxation...
Ying Liu, Wenlu Zheng, Wan Zhang, Nan Chen, Yang Liu, Li Chen, Xiaozhou Zhou, Xingshuo Chen, Haifeng Zheng and Xiaoyu Li
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01953A, Edge Article
Characterization of transcription factor-DNA interaction is of high importance in elucidating the molecular mechanisms of gene transcriptions. DNA-based affinity probes were developed to capture and identify transcription factors by covalent...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02275K, Edge Article
Control of the helical sense and stability enhancement of PtII-linked double helices by interstrand cross-linking using chiral diphosphines and complete homochiral self-sorting is demonstrated.
Bin Cao, Qiong Tang, Linlin Li, Chen-Jung Lee, Hua Wang, Yanqiao Zhang, Homero Castaneda and Gang Cheng
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02200A, Edge Article
An integrated zwitterionic conjugated polymer-based biomaterial platform was designed and studied to address some of the key challenges of conjugated polymers in biomedical applications.
Hyun Hwa Jo, Ramakrishna Edupuganti, Lei You, Kevin N. Dalby and Eric V. Anslyn
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02495H, Edge Article
The use of reversible covalent bonding in a four-component assembly incorporating chiral alcohols was recently reported to give a method for determining the enantiomeric excess of the alcohols via CD spectroscopy.
Michael Benz, Henrik Braband, Paul Schmutz, Jonathan Halter and Roger Alberto
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02461C, Edge Article
Bis-arene complexes of technetium represent a fundamental class of organometallic compounds. Detailed insights into their properties are obtained due to novel and convenient synthetic routes.
Daiana A. Capdevila, Waldemar A. Marmisollé, Florencia Tomasina, Verónica Demicheli, Magdalena Portela, Rafael Radi and Daniel H. Murgida
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02181A, Edge Article
The rise of H2O2 concentration that characterizes the initiation of apoptosis can specifically oxidize Met80 in cytochrome c bound to zwitterionic phospholipids, yielding a stable peroxidase.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01829J, Edge Article
Cu(I)-containing metal oxide photocatalysts for hydrogen evolution under visible light irradiation were prepared using molten CuCl treatment.
Sebastian Wesselbaum, Verena Moha, Markus Meuresch, Sandra Brosinski, Katharina M. Thenert, Jens Kothe, Thorsten vom Stein, Ulli Englert, Markus Hölscher, Jürgen Klankermayer and Walter Leitner
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02087A, Edge Article
The hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol using a recyclable molecular organometallic catalyst in the absence of an alcohol additive is demonstrated for the first time.
Guillem Aromi, Veronica Velasco, David Aguilà, Leoní Alejandra Barrios, Ivana Borilovic, Olivier Roubeau, Jordi Ribas-Ariño, Maria Fumanal and Simon Teat
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02491E, Edge Article
The aerobic reaction of the multidentate ligand 2,6–bis–(3–oxo–3–(2–hydroxyphenyl)–propionyl)–pyridine, H4L, with Co(II) salts in strong basic conditions produce clusters [Co4(L)2(OH)(py)7]NO3 (1) and [Co8Na4(L)4(OH)2(CO3)2(py)10](BF4)2 (2). Analysis of their structure unveils unusual coordination...
Eszter Boros, Alice M Bowen, Lee Josephson, Neil Vasdev and Jason P. Holland
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02778G, Edge Article
A novel reaction for chelate-free, heat-induced metal ion binding and radiolabeling of ultra-small paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (USPIOs) has been established.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02602K, Edge Article
We report the syntheses, electronic properties, and molecular structures of a series of mono- and dinuclear uranium(IV) hydrochalcogenide complexes supported by the sterically demanding but very flexible, single N-anchored tris(aryloxide)...
Maria Ciaccia, Irene Tosi, Laura Baldini, Roberta Cacciapaglia, Luigi Mandolini, Stefano Di Stefano and Christopher A. Hunter
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02347A, Edge Article
Chain-stoppers give rise to ring-chain equilibria in dynamic libraries allowing determination of thermodynamic effective molarities for macrocylisation reactions.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02618G, Edge Article
Semiconductor materials have been successfully used as surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-active substrates, providing the SERS technology with a high flexibility for application in a diverse range of fields. Here, we...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02591A, Minireview
The direct functionalization of carbon–hydrogen (C–H) bonds has emerged as a versatile strategy for the synthesis and derivatization of organic molecules.
Chihyun Park, Seogjae Seo, Haijin Shin, Bhimrao D. Sarwade, Jongbeom Na and Eunkyoung Kim
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01912A, Edge Article
An electrochemically stable and bistable switchable mirror is achevied for the first time by introducing 1) a thiol-modified ITO electrode for the stabilization of the metallic film and 2) ionic...
Marc Mulet-Gas, Laura Abella, Paul W. Dunk, Antonio Rodríguez-Fortea, Harold W. Kroto and Josep M. Poblet
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02268H, Edge Article
Analysis of the structure and the bottom-up growth mechanism in the family of small endohedral metallofullerenes Ti@C2n (2n = 26–50).
Nicolas Massonnet, Alexandre Carella, Arnaud de Geyer, Jérôme Faure-Vincent and Jean-Pierre Simonato
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02463J, Edge Article
Polymerizing PEDOT with poorly coordinating counter-ions facilitates their substitution by acids. The resulting materials display a high electrical conductivity and true metallic behaviour.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02269F, Edge Article
Metal-free photocatalytic hydrogen evolution occurred efficiently in benzene containing SWCNTs under laser irradiation with an extremely high turnover number of 2 000 000 and a high quantum yield of 130%.

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