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Hironobu Hayashi, Adam Sobczuk, Altan Bolag, Naomi Sakai and Stefan Matile
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02092H, Edge Article
Synthetic methods are reported to transcribe complex characteristics of biological systems into organic materials with an unprecedented level of sophistication.
Esther Alza, Luca Laraia, Brett M. Ibbeson, Súil Collins, Warren R. J. D. Galloway, Jamie E. Stokes, Ashok R. Venkitaraman and David R. Spring
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02547D, Edge Article
The synthesis of a previously undescribed sp3-rich 6-5-5-6 tetracyclic ring scaffold using a palladium catalysed domino Heck–Suzuki reaction is reported.
Junfeng Xie, Shuang Li, Xiaodong Zhang, Jiajia Zhang, Ruoxing Wang, Hao Zhang, Bicai Pan and Yi Xie
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02019G, Edge Article
Atomically-thin molybdenum nitride nanosheets with exposed active surface sites were successfully prepared, which achieved high activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction.
Qian Wang, Jian Han, Chao Wang, Jingyu Zhang, Zhibin Huang, Daqing Shi and Yingsheng Zhao
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02172J, Edge Article
Highly selective ortho-alkenylation of phenylpropylamine derivatives was achieved via a rarely reported seven-membered palladacycle with oxalyl amide as a directing group.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02305F, Edge Article
A series of photoresponsive porous organic polymers were synthesized, which exhibit fully reversible responsive pore size distribution and CO2 uptake under UV or thermal treatment.
Huanqing Chen, Jiazeng Fan, Xiaoshi Hu, Junwei Ma, Shilu Wang, Jian Li, Yihua Yu, Xueshun Jia and Chunju Li
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02422B, Edge Article
To design and exploit novel macrocyclic synthetic receptors is a permanent and challenging topic in supramolecular chemistry. Here we describe the one-pot synthesis, unique geometries and intriguing host-guest properties of...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01920B, Edge Article
Poly(quinoxaline-2,3-diyl) bearing PPh2 pendants along with chiral side chains derived from L-lactic acid exhibited induction of pure M- and P-helical conformations in 1,2-dimethoxyethane and t-butyl methyl ether, respectively, affording enantiomeric products in asymmetric Suzuki–Miyaura reaction.
Nathalie Segaud, Elodie Anxolabéhère-Mallart, Katell Senechal-David, Laura Acosta-Rueda, Marc Robert and Frederic Banse
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01891E, Edge Article
Recent efforts to model the reactivity of iron oxygenases have led to the generation of nonheme FeIII(OOH) and FeIV(O) intermediates from FeII complexes and O2 but using different cofactors. This...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01974A, Edge Article
Several genomic disorders are caused by an excessive number of DNA triplet repeats. We developed a DNA-templated reaction in which product formation occurs only when the number of repeats exceeds...
Anton Smith, Kaja Zuwala, Mille Kryger, Benjamin Wohl, Carlos Guerrero-Sanchez, Martin Tolstrup, Almar Postma and Alexander Zelikin
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02754J, Edge Article
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) represent tremendous healthcare burdens with a large proportion of patients hosting the two viruses at the same time. Altered hepatic function...
Xiaodong Wang, Jun Han, Juncong Yang, Jingxi Pan and Christoph H. Borchers
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01850H, Edge Article
A novel technique, termed Matrix Coating Assisted by an Electric Field (MCAEF) for enhancing tissue imaging by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) was developed in this study. In this...
Jana Balintova, Jan Spacek, Radek Pohl, Marie Brazdova, Luděk Havran, Miroslav Fojta and Michal Hocek
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01906G, Edge Article
New redox labelling of DNA by azido group which can be chemically transformed to nitrophenyltriazole or silenced to phenyltriazole was developed and applied for electrochemical detection of DNA-protein interactions. 5-(4-Azidophenyl)-2'-deoxycytidine...
Mark Kline, Xiaoxi Wei, Ian J Horne, Rui Liu, Shuang Chen, Si Chen, Ka Yi Yung, Kazuhiro Yamato, Zhonghou Cai, FV Bright, Xiao Cheng Zeng and Bing Gong
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02380C, Edge Article
As the third-generation rigid macrocycles evolved from progenitor 1, cyclic aromatic oligoamides 3, with a backbone of reduced constraint, exhibit extremely strong stacking with an astoundingly high affinity (estimated lower...
Songliang Cai, Yue-biao Zhang, Andrew B. Pun, Bo He, Jinhui Yang, Francesca Toma, Ian D Sharp, Omar Yaghi, Jun Fan, Sheng-run Zheng, Wei-Guang Zhang and Yi Liu
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02593H, Edge Article
Despite the high charge-carrier mobility in covalent organic frameworks (COFs), the low intrinsic conductivity and poor solution processability still impose a great challenge for their applications in flexible electronics. We...
Stephan Axel Sieber, Johannes Kreuzer, Nina C. Bach and Daniel Forler
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02339K, Edge Article
Acivicin is a natural product with diverse biological activities. Several decades ago its clinical application in cancer treatment was explored but failed due to unacceptable toxicity. The causes behind the...
Sanjiban Chakraborty, Yamil J. Colón, Randall Q Snurr and SonBinh Nguyen
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02502D, Edge Article
Porous organic polymers (POPs) possessing meso- and micropores can be obtained by carrying out the polymerization inside a mesoporous silica aerogel template and then removing the template after polymerization. The...
Michael R Wasielewski, Tobin Marks, Patrick E Hartnett, Leah E Shoer, Scott M. Dyar, Andrew W Cook, Eric A Margulies and Samuel W Eaton
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02551B, Edge Article
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Chaw-Keong Yong, Patrick Parkinson, Dmitry V Kondratuk, Wei-Hsin Chen, Andrew Stannard, Alex Summerfield, Johannes Sprafke, Melanie O'Sullivan, Peter Beton, Harry L Anderson and Laura Herz
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02424A, Edge Article
Rings of chlorophyll molecules harvest sunlight remarkably efficiently during photosynthesis in purple bacteria. The key to their efficiency lies in their highly delocalized excited states that allow for ultrafast energy...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02254H, Edge Article
Azide-containing polymers were prepared by one-pot polymerizations initiated by azide radicals produced by ligand exchange reactions involving hypervalent iodine(III) compounds.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01901F, Edge Article
A methyl sulfonyl radical generated from DMSO in the presence of catalytic Cu(I) under O2 atmosphere is used to carry out methyl sulfonation of C–C unsaturated bonds to afford β-keto methyl sulfones and (E)-vinyl methyl sulfones.
Ding Luo, Sangsu Lee, Bin Zheng, Zhe Sun, Wangdong Zeng, Kuo-Wei Huang, Ko Furukawa, Dongho Kim, Richard D. Webster and Jishan Wu
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01843E, Edge Article
Two indolo[2,3-b]carbazoles were synthesized and showed different ground states, which can be explained by the number of Clar's aromatic sextets.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02133A, Edge Article
An unexpected addition-isomerisation polymerisation mechanism is observed for phosphaalkene, MesP[double bond, length as m-dash]CPh(Naph), to afford a poly(methylenephosphine) that exhibits “turn-on” emission properties.
Mulet-Gas Marc, Laura Abella, Paul W. Dunk, Antonio Rodriguez-Fortea, Harold W Kroto and J M Poblet
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02268H, Edge Article
The formation of the smallest fullerene, C28, was recently reported using gas phase experiments combined with high-resolution FT-ICR mass spectrometry. An internally located group IV metal stabilizes the highly strained...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02377C, Edge Article
An aqueous molecular tube composed of polyaromatic frameworks with peripheral hydrophilic groups was prepared. The new tube has a well-defined hydrophobic cavity with a diameter of ~1 nm and quantitatively...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02073A, Edge Article
A polymer semiconductor with linked conjugated segments provides unique morphological behavior and insight into the factors important to thin-film charge transport.

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