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Simon A James, Blaine R Roberts, Dominic J. Hare, Martin Daly de Jonge, Ian E. Birchall, Nicole L. Jenkins, Robert A. Cherny, Ashley Ian Bush and Gawain McColl
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00233H, Edge Article
Iron is essential for eukaryotic biochemistry. Systematic trafficking and storage is required to maintain supply of iron while preventing it from catalysing unwanted reactions, particularly the generation of oxidising reactive...
Ilan Marek, Alexandre Vasseur, Lionel Perrin and Odile Eisenstein
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00445D, Edge Article
Remote functionalization of hydrocarbons could be achieved through a successive zirconocene-mediated allylic C-H bond activations followed by a selective C-C bond cleavage. Determination of the reaction mechanism by density functional...
Shangze Wu, Rong Zeng, Chunling Fu, Yihua Yu, Xue Zhang and Shengming Ma
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00092K, Edge Article
Fused tricyclic skeleton in one shot: a RhIII catalyzed formal [4 + 2 + 2] cyclization of N-pivaloyloxybenzamides 1 with 1,6-allene-enes 2 adding two cycles to the benzene ring compatible with ambient air and moisture with a tolerance of many synthetic useful functional groups at room temperature have been developed.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00313J, Edge Article
Benzoyl-CoA epoxidase is a dinuclear iron enzyme that catalyzes the epoxidation reaction of the aromatic ring of benzoyl-CoA with chemo-, regio- and stereo-selectivity. It has been suggested that this enzyme...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00384A, Edge Article
A transition-metal-free method has been developed for the boryl substitution of functionalized aryl-, heteroaryl- and alkenyl halides with a silylborane in the presence of an alkali-metal alkoxide. The base-mediated boryl...
Brian J. C. Law, Anna-Winona Struck, Matthew R. Bennett, Barrie Wilkinson and Jason Micklefield
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00164A, Edge Article
The methylation of natural products by S-adenosyl methionine (AdoMet, also known as SAM)-dependent methyltransferase enzymes is a common tailoring step in many biosynthetic pathways. The introduction of methyl substituents can...
Eishiro Kato, Hiroyuki Takeda, Kazuhide Koike, Kei Ohkubo and Osamu Ishitani
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03710C, Edge Article
We developed Ru(II)–Re(I) supramolecular photocatalysts in which each metal complex unit is connected by a –CH2XCH2– (X = O, S, CH2) chain. The photocatalyst with X = O exhibited the...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00295H, Edge Article
Allenamides participate as two-carbon components in an intermolecular [2+2+2] cycloaddition with alkenes and aldehydes when treated with catalytic amounts of a phosphite gold complex. The reaction is highly regio- and...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03854A, Edge Article
In this paper, we have successfully demonstrated the clean synthesis of high-quality Pd@CeO2 core@shell nanospheres with tunable Pd core sizes in water, and furthermore loaded the as-obtained Pd@CeO2 products on...
Richard L. Kwant, Jake Jaffe, Peter J. Palmere and Matthew B. Francis
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03790A, Edge Article
This article introduces a method to control levels of protein modification through a chromatography-mediated bioconjugation.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00064E, Edge Article
Bromonitromethane is used in a phase transfer-catalysed enantioselective aza-Henry reaction, leading to D-amino amide bearing an alkyl chain.
Feiyi Wang, Li Zhou, Chunchang Zhao, Rui Wang, Qiang Fei, Sihang Luo, Zhiqian Guo, He Tian and Wei-Hong Zhu
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00216H, Edge Article
By employing a dual response approach, distinguishable fluorescence signals are initiated by GSH-mediated and Cys/Hcy-induced cascade reactions, thus allowing selective detection.
Giordano Poneti, Lorenzo Poggini, Matteo Mannini, Brunetto Cortigiani, Lorenzo Sorace, Edwige Otero, Philippe Sainctavit, Agnese Magnani, Roberta Sessoli and Andrea Dei
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00163C, Edge Article
Thermally and optically induced Valence Tautomeric interconversion has been observed for a monolayer of a cobalt–dioxolene complex on gold.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03809F, Edge Article
A versatile imaging strategy integrated with target-induced DNA assembly and cleavage was designed for an assay for multiple proteins.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03946G, Edge Article
Rational ligand design was employed to improve the proton reduction activity of an immobilised cobalt diimine–dioxime catalyst.
Shengfa Ye, Frank Neese, Lawrence Que Jr., Eckhard Bill, Genqiang Xue, Itana Krivokapic and Tara Petrenko
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03268C, Edge Article
High-valent iron(IV)-oxo species are key intermediates in the catalytic cycles of a range of O2-activating iron enzymes. This work presents a detailed study of the electronic structures of mononuclear ([FeIV(O)(L)(NCMe)]2+,...
Ryota Matsuoka, Ryojun Toyoda, Ryota Sakamoto, Mizuho Tsuchiya, Ken Hoshiko, Tatsuhiro Nagayama, Yoshiyuki Nonoguchi, Kunihisa Sugimoto, Eiji Nishibori, Tsuyoshi Kawai and Hiroshi Nishihara
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00273G, Edge Article
One-dimensional coordination polymers (1D-CPs) tend either to dissociate into constitutive ligands and metals readily in solution, or to aggregate randomly and amorphously, which prevents them from widespread application. In the...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03992K, Edge Article
Eight fluorescent DNA-like oligomers bound to Y(III) or Zn(II) and attached to microbeads were able to distinguish 17 anions at micromolar concentrations in water.
Cristina Hermosa, Benjamin R. Horrocks, José I. Martínez, Fabiola Liscio, Julio Gómez-Herrero and Félix Zamora
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03115F, Edge Article
The red emission on isolated 2d-mof flakes with areas of square microns and molecular thicknesses (from single up to ca. 50 layers) has been characterized. Free-standing flakes have also been produced and their mechanical and optical properties studied.
Saurabh S. Chitnis, Alasdair P. M. Robertson, Neil Burford, Jan J. Weigand and Roland Fischer
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03939D, Edge Article
Reactions of trialkylphosphines with antimony(III) triflates yield catena-antimony(I) cations revealing a new reductive elimination/oxidative coupling reaction for P–Sb coordination complexes.
Michael D Lee, Choy Teng Loh, James Shin, Sandeep Chhabra, Matthew Dennis, Gottfried Otting, James D Swarbrick and Bim Graham
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03892D, Edge Article
The design, synthesis and evaluation of four novel lanthanide-binding tags for paramagnetic NMR spectroscopy are reported. Each tag is based on the ((2S,2'S,2''S,2'''S)-1,1',1'',1'''-(1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetrayl)tetrakis(propan-2-ol) scaffold, featuring small chiral alcohol coordinating pendants...
Craig M. Lieberman, Alexander S. Filatov, Zheng Wei, Andrey Yu Rogachev, Artem M. Abakumov and Evgeny V. Dikarev
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC04002C, Edge Article
This is an Accepted Manuscript, which has been through the RSC Publishing peer review process and has been accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts are published online shortly after acceptance. This version of the article will be replaced by the fully edited, formatted and proof read Advance Article as soon as this is available.
David A Leigh, Sebastien Papot, Antony Fernandes, Vincent Aucagne, Romain Barat, Thibaut Legigan, Isabelle Tranoy-Opalinski, Brigitte Renoux, Elodie Peraudeau, Jonathan Clarhaut and Pauline Poinot
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00648A, Edge Article
The development of mechanically interlocked molecular systems programmed to operate autonomously in biological environments is an emerging field of research with potential medicinal applications. Within this framework, functional rotaxane- and...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03906H, Edge Article
Density functional theory calculations were performed to elucidate the mechanism of the ruthenium-catalyzed hydroamidation of terminal alkynes, a powerful and sustainable method for the stereoselective synthesis of enamides.
Hiroyuki Isobe, Kosuke Nakamura, Shunpei Hitosugi, Sota Sato, Hiroaki Tokoyama, Hideo Yamakado, Koichi Ohno and Hirohiko Kono
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00335K, Edge Article
The dynamics of a carbonaceous molecular bearing were investigated by DFT methods to reveal dual-mode motions with a minute energy barrier.

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