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Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00602C, Edge Article
A peptide has been designed so that its chelating affinity for one type of metal ion regulates its affinity for a second, different type of metal ion.
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00338E, Edge Article
We report a unified strategy for the total syntheses of (−)-psychotriasine and (+)-pestalazine B based on the advanced intermediates of 3α-amino-hexahydropyrrolo[2,3-b]indole.
 
Longwei He, Weiying Lin, Qiuyan Xu, Mingguang Ren, Haipeng Wei and Jian-Yong Wang
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00348B, Edge Article
Heptamethine cyanines are favorable for fluorescence imaging applications in biological systems owing to their near-infrared (NIR) absorption and emission. However, it is very difficult to quench the fluorescence of NIR...
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00891C, Edge Article
Various strategies have been proposed for the detection of disease protein biomarkers; however, most methods are too expensive, cumbersome or limited in sensitivity for clinical use. Here, we report that...
 
Hemamala I Karunadasa, Diego Solis-Ibarra and Ian C Smith
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01135C, Edge Article
Reaction with halogen vapor allows us to post-synthetically exchange halides in both three- (3D) and two-dimensional (2D) organic-inorganic metal-halide perovskites. Films of 3D Pb–I perovskites cleanly convert to films of...
 
Kazuyuki Fujie, Teppei Yamada, Ryuichi Ikeda, Kazuya Otsubo and Hiroshi Kitagawa
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01398D, Edge Article
Ionic liquids (ILs) show promise as safe electrolytes for electrochemical devices. However, the conductivity of ILs decreases markedly at low temperatures because of strong interactions arising between the component ions....
 
J. P. Van der Berg, W. A. Velema, W. Szymanski, A. J. M. Driessen and B. L. Feringa
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00215J, Edge Article
Bacteria use Quorum Sensing (QS) to organize into communities and synchronize gene expression. Here we report on a method to externally interfere with QS system using light.
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01322D, Edge Article
In a recent publication in this journal, the interpretation of the Braunschweig’ s diboryne as a true triple bond is questioned. The analysis by Köppe and Schnöckel is based, inter...
 
Ronald Michalsky, Alexandru M. Avram, Brian A. Peterson, Peter H. Pfromm and Andrew Peterson
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00789E, Edge Article
The activity of many heterogeneous catalysts is limited by strong correlations between activation energies and adsorption energies of reaction intermediates. Although the reaction is thermodynamically favourable at ambient temperature and...
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00964B, Edge Article
The efficiency of organoboron wires as mediators of long-range electron transfer can be controlled by anion binding.
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01140J, Edge Article
Metal and ligand-based reductions have been modeled in octahedral ruthenium complexes revealing metal-ligand interactions as the profound driving force for the redox-active behaviour of orthoquinoid-type of ligands. Through an extensive...
 
Inmaculada Andreu, Isabel Morera, Fabrizio Palumbo, German Sastre, Francisco Boscá and Miguel Miranda
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00823A, Edge Article
The influence of non-covalent σ-π orbital interactions on triplet-triplet energy transfer (TTET) through tuning of the donor excitation energy remains basically unexplored. In the present work, we have investigated intermolecular...
 
Robert D. Richardson, Matthias G. J. Baud, Claire E. Weston, Henry S. Rzepa, Marina K. Kuimova and Matthew J. Fuchter
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03897E, Edge Article
An asymmetric photchemical synthesis of a dihyrohelicene demonstrates two wavelengths of circularly polarized (CP) light can be used to ensure the enantiomeric induction intrinsic to each step can combine additively; significantly increasing the asymmetric induction possible over a single wavelength approach.
 
Ye Ji Kim, Sun Min Kim, Eun Jin Cho, Hideo Hosono, Jung Woon Yang and Sung Wng Kim
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00933B, Edge Article
A simple and highly efficient transfer hydrogenation of alkynes and alkenes by using a two-dimensional electride, dicalcium nitride ([Ca2N]+·e), as an electron transfer agent is disclosed.
 
Song Guo, Liang Xu, Kejing Xu, Jianzhang Zhao, Betül Küçüköz, Ahmet Karatay, Halime Gul Yaglioglu, Mustafa Hayvali and Ayhan Elmali
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03865G, Edge Article
Hydrogen bonding-mediated supramolecular triplet photosensitizers with easily interchangeable visible light-harvesting Bodipy modules and the fullerene intersystem crossing module were devised.
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00836K, Edge Article
We have synthesized spiral ultrathin-nanosheets with overgrown edges of NiFe, CoNi and CoFe bimetallic hydroxides which show excellent performance for the OER.
 
Danil Smiles, Guang Wu, Nikolas Kaltsoyannis and Trevor W. Hayton
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01248A, Edge Article
Reaction of [Th(I)(NR2)3] (R = SiMe3) (2) with KECPh3 (E = O, S) affords the thorium chalcogenates, [Th(ECPh3)(NR2)3] (3, E = O; 4, E = S), in moderate yields. Reductive...
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00731C, Edge Article
A series of chiral triazolium salts have been synthesized from methyl L-phenylalaninate hydrochloride. The NHC derived from this class of novel triazolium salts was found to be highly efficient catalyst...
 
Tomas Torroba, Borja Diaz de Grenu, Jose Garcia-Calvo, Jose V Cuevas, Gabriel Garcia-Herbosa, Begona Garcia, Natalia Busto, Saturnino Ibéas, Blanca Torroba, Antonio Herrera and Sebastian Pons
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00718F, Edge Article
Selected new fluorogenic probes that interact in different ways with Hg2+ and MeHg+ have been prepared and used for the chemical speciation of both cations in water solutions as well...
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00941C, Edge Article
Phenols, being readily available from naturally abundant lignins, are important future feedstocks for the renewable production of fuels, chemicals, and energy. Herein, a highly efficient Pd-catalyzed direct coupling of phenolic...
 
Nadia Marino, Donatella Armentano, Emilio Pardo, Julia Vallejo, Francesco Neve, Leonardo Di Donna and G De Munno
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01089F, Edge Article
The different nature of the weakly-coordinating anions – triflate or perchlorate – in the Cu2+-mediated self-assembly of cytidine monophosphate nucleotide plays a fundamental role in the homochiral resolution process, yielding...
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01056J, Edge Article
Although the importance of circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) materials has been widely recognized, the CPL responses of supramolecular gels are still rarely studied. Moreover, developing CPL materials based on supramolecular...
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01027F, Edge Article
Since their discovery by Bode and Glorius in 2004, N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed conjugate Umpolung reactions of α,β-enals have been postulated to involve the formation of diamino dienols (“homoenolates”) and/or azolium...
 
Huangxian Ju, Yunlong Chen, Lin Ding, Junqiang Xu, Wanyao Song, Min Yang and Junjie Hu
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01031D, Edge Article
A micro-competition system is designed for simultaneous quantification of multiple glycans on intact cell surfaces, by integrating two-surface-one-molecule competition with surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The micro-competition is achieved among...
 
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00753D, Edge Article
2,2-Disubstituted cyclic 1,3-diketones containing a tethered electron-deficient alkene undergo chiral phosphoric acid-catalyzed desymmetrizing Michael cyclizations to give bridged bicyclic products in high enantioselectivities.
 

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