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Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04644K, Edge Article
The study is aimed at a deeper understanding of the electronic structure of the T-shaped nickel(I) complex [LigiPr(iso)Ni] (1b), bearing the iso-PyrrMeBox (bis(oxazolinylmethylidene)pyrrolidinido) pincer ligand, and its CO adduct [LigiPr(iso)Ni(CO)]...
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04519C, Edge Article
Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting holds the potential to meet the challenges associated with the intermittent nature of sunlight. Catalysts have often been shown to improve the performance of PEC water...
Kenichi Shimizu, Lior Sepunaru and Richard G Compton
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00139D, Edge Article
A combination of chemical and electrochemical catalysis is introduced herein as a new approach to overcome one of the most challenging and persistent issues in fuel cell cathodes. Demonstrated using...
Fan Zhang, Junkai Ma, Yue Sun, Imene Boussouar, Demei Tian, Haibing Li and Lei Jiang
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04726A, Edge Article
Herein, based on biomimetic strategies, a tunable mercury(II) ion-gate modulated by mercaptoacetic acid-pillar[5]arene (MAP5) is reported.
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04673D, Edge Article
We describe the design of two types of cyclophanes that generate dynamic helicity through the twisting of two planes in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction to give (M)- or (P)-helicity.
Tao Wang, Andreas Riegger, Markus Lamla, Sebastian Wiese, Patrick Oeckl, Markus Otto, Yuzhou Wu, Stephan Fischer, Holger Barth, Seah Ling Kuan and Tanja Weil
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00005C, Edge Article
Allyl sulfones as efficient disulfide rebridging agents for site-specific protein modifications with up to two additional functionalities in water.
Gavin William Collie, Karolina Pulka and Gilles Guichard
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00090H, Edge Article
X-ray crystallography has played a major role in the advancement of foldamer research, however, obtaining well-formed single crystals of suitable quality for structure determination by X-ray diffraction methods is often...
P. Kovaříček, A. C. Meister, K. Flídrová, R. Cabot, K. Kovaříčková and J.-M. Lehn
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04924E, Edge Article
Competition among reagents in dynamic combinatorial libraries of increased complexity leads to reactional self-sorting. This fundamental principle allowed development of selective dynamic protecting groups for controlled sequential derivatization of polyamines.
Lai-King Sy, Chun-Nam Lok, Juan-Yu Wang, Yungen Liu, Lu Cheng, Pui-Ki Wan, Chi-Ting Leung, Bei Cao, Wai-Lun Kwong, Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang and Chi-Ming Che
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02377G, Edge Article
The “sarsasapogenin-aglyconed” timosaponins are Aβ lowering agents that may be useful for the development of Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics.
Rudolf Wedmann, Constantin Onderka, Shengwei Wei, Istvan András Szijártó, Jan Miljkovic, Aleksandra Femic, Mike Lange, Sergey Savitsky, Pramod Kumar, Roberta Torregrossa, Ellen G Harrer, Thomas Harrer, Isao Ishii, Maik Gollasch, Mark E. Wood, Erwan Galardon, Ming Xian, Matt Whiteman, Ruma Banerjee and Milos Filipovic
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04818D, Edge Article
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has emerged as a signalling molecule capable of regulating several important physiological functions such as blood pressure, neurotransmission and inflammation. The mechanisms behind these effects are still...
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00550K, Comment
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Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04676A, Comment
only graphics TOC, no abstract
Michael R Wasielewski, Tobin Marks, Patrick E Hartnett, H S Ramakrisna Matte, Nicholas Eastham, Nicholas E. Jackson, Yilei Wu, Lin Chen, M Ratner, Robert Chang and Mark Hersam
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04956C, 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.
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04583E, Edge Article
A new phenyl-triazole-pyrazine ligand, 4-p-tolyl-3-(phenyl)-5-(2-pyrazinyl)-1,2,4-triazole (tolpzph), was prepared in order to enforce pyrazine coordination of the iron(II) centre in the resulting complex, [FeII(tolpzph)2(NCS)2]∙THF (1∙THF). Structure determinations carried out on this...
Sara Murillo Sánchez, Damien Beaufils, Juan Manuel González Mañas, Robert Pascal and Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04796J, Edge Article
In search for a connection between prebiotic peptide chemistry and lipid compartments, the reaction of a 5(4H)-oxazolone with leucinamide was extensively explored in buffered aqueous conditions, where diverse amphiphiles and...
Jose Cabrero-Antonino, Elisabetta Alberico, Kathrin Junge, Henrik Junge and Matthias Beller
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04671H, Edge Article
A broad range of amides has been hydrogenated to the corresponding amines under mild conditions using an in-situ catalyst generated by combining [Ru(acac)3], 1,1,1-tris(diphenylphosphinomethyl)ethane (Triphos) and Yb(OTf)3. The presence of...
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04984A, Edge Article
Rhodium-catalyzed highly regio- and enantioselective hydroamination of allenes is reported. Exclusive branched selectivities and excellent enantioselectivities were achieved applying a rhodium(I)/Josiphos catalyst. This method permits the practical synthesis of valuable...
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC90014C, Correction
Maksym Opanasenko, Mariya Shamzhy, Fengjiao Yu, Wuzong Zhou, Russell E Morris and Jiri Cejka
Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04602E, Edge Article
Porous organic-inorganic materials with tunable textural characteristics were synthesized using the top-down process by intercalating silsesquioxanes and polyhedral oligomeric siloxanes of different types between crystalline zeolite-derived layers. The influence of...
Elena Sanna, Eduardo C. Escudero-Adán, Antonio Bauzá, Pablo Ballester, Antonio Frontera, Carmen Rotger and Antonio Costa
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC90013E, Correction
Karin Halbmair, Jan Seikowski, Igor Tkach, Claudia Höbartner, Deniz Sezer and Marina Bennati
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04631A, Edge Article
Distance measurements in RNAs by pulse EPR with TEMPO-labeled nucleotides allow for model free conversion of distances into base-pair separation.
Xinping Duan, Xuelin Tian, Jinhuo Ke, Yan Yin, Jianwei Zheng, Jin Chen, Zhenming Cao, Zhaoxiong Xie and Youzhu Yuan
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04283F, Edge Article
A reverse agglomeration of sintered large Au particles into small ones with size controlled Au nanoparticles has been successfully developed.
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04714E, Edge Article
Surfactant- and support-free metallic, interconnected and unprotected Ru nano-chain networks are synthesized and screened for catalytic nitro arene hydrogenation and OER studies. Their excellent catalytic and electrocatalytic activities are due to the advantages of having unprotected Ru0 surfaces.
J. E. M. Lewis, R. J. Bordoli, M. Denis, C. J. Fletcher, M. Galli, E. A. Neal, E. M. Rochette and S. M. Goldup
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC00011H, Edge Article
We present a simple approach to bipyridine macrocycles in remarkable yields (typically >65%) and demonstrate their application in efficient rotaxane synthesis.
Alexandre Ciaccafava, Daria Tombolelli, Lilith Domnik, Jochen Fesseler, Jae-Hun Jeoung, Holger Dobbek, Maria Andrea Mroginski, Ingo Zebger and Peter Hildebrandt
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC04554A, Edge Article
An integral approach including experimental and theoretical analysis has been carried out with the wild-type and engineered CODHIICh variant to assess the parameters that control the C[triple bond, length as m-dash]N stretching frequency.

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