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Jingxue Yu, Jie Li, Wenfeng Zhang and Haixin Chang
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01941A, Perspective
Two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted many attentions due to the unique properties and great potentials in various applications. Controllable synthesis of 2D materials with high quality and high productivity is...
Saurabh Chitnis, Alasdair Robertson, Neil Burford, Brian O. Patrick, Robert McDonald and Michael J Ferguson
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02423D, Edge Article
Triflate salts of trications [(bipy)2E]3+ ([6E][OTf]3) and [(tbbipy)2E]3+ ([6’E][OTf]3) (bipy = 2,2’-bipyridine, tbbipy = 4, 4’-di-tbutyl-2,2’-bipyridine; E = P, As, Sb, Bi) have been synthesized and comprehensively characterized. The unique...
Jacqueline F. Cawthray, David M Weekes, Olena Sivak, Louise Creagh, FAdy Ibrahim, Madeleine Iafrate, Charles Haynes, Kishor Wasan and Chris Orvig
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01767J, Edge Article
Bone density diseases such as osteoporosis affect a significant number of people worldwide. Lanthanide ions are functional mimics of calcium ions, able to substitute for Ca2+ in the bone mineral...
Emily C Barker, Ching Yong Goh, Franca Jones, Mauro Mocerino, Brian W. Skelton, Thomas Becker and Mark Ian Ogden
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02196K, Edge Article
The assembly and disassembly of supramolecular gel fibres are observed in situ using variable temperature scanning probe microscopy. The results show that fibre formation can be monitored at high resolution...
Kentaro Mase, Kei Ohkubo, Zhaoli Xue, Hiroko Yamada and Shunichi Fukuzumi
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02465J, Edge Article
Catalytic two-electron reduction of dioxygen (O2) by octamethylferrocene (Me8Fc) occurs with a metal-free triphyrin (HTrip) in the presence of perchloric acid (HClO4) in benzonitrile (PhCN) at 298 K to yield...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02704G, Edge Article
Histone Deacetylases (HDACs) are central players in transcription regulation and important targets in cancer treatment. Activity assays are critical tools for the study of the function and regulation of these...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02322J, Edge Article
In the presence of a copper(II) catalyst, enolizable imines bearing various N-substituents and α-diazo-β-ketoesters undergo denitrogenative and dehydrative condensation to afford highly substituted pyrroles in moderate to good yields with...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01675D, Edge Article
The conjugation of tetraphenylethene and a heparin binding peptide afforded a “turn on” fluorescent probe for reliable determination of heparin and its contaminant oversulfated chondroitin sulfate.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02149A, Edge Article
We use the photothermal effect of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to provide billion-fold enhancement of on-demand bulk-scale curing of polyurethane. We follow the course of this polymerization using infrared spectroscopy, where...
Anna Gudny Sigurdardottir, Anja Winter, Anna Sobkowicz, Marco Fragai, Dimitri Chirgadze, David Ascher, Tom Blundell and Ermanno Gherardi
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02155C, Edge Article
The growth/motility factor hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) and its receptor, the tyrosine kinase MET, constitute a signalling system essential for embryogenesis and for tissue/organ regeneration in post-natal life. HGF/SF-MET...
Alexander M Lapides, Benjamin D Sherman, Kyle Brennaman, Christopher J Dares, Kasey R Skinner, Joseph Templeton and Thomas J Meyer
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01752A, Edge Article
A new strategy for preparing spatially-controlled, multi-component films consisting of molecular light absorbing chromophores and water oxidation catalysts on high surface area, mesoporous metal oxide surfaces is described. Atomic layer...
Julien Kelber, Naitik Panjwani, Di Wu, Rafa Gómez Bombarelli, Brendon Lovett, John Morton and Harry L Anderson
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01830G, Edge Article
Two donor-porphyrin-acceptor triads have been synthesized using a versatile Suzuki-coupling route. This synthetic strategy allows the powerful donor tetraalkylphenylenediamine (TAPD) to be introduced into tetraarylporphyrin-based triads without protection. The thermodynamics...
Guillaume Duret, Robert Quinlan, Philippe Bisseret and Nicolas Blanchard
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02207J, Minireview
Photocatalysis has recently opened up new avenues for the generation of radical species under visible light irradiation conditions. A particularly fascinating class of photocatalyzed transformations relies on the activation of...
Natali V. Di Russo, Heather L. Condurso, Kunhua Li, Steven D. Bruner and Adrian E. Roitberg
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01638J, Edge Article
A combination of experimental and computational studies reveals the main O2 diffusion pathways, providing insight into how cofactor-independent oxygenases control stereospecificity and prevent oxidative inactivation.
Liang He, Yi Li, Cai-Ping Tan, Rui-Rong Ye, Mu-He Chen, Jian-Jun Cao, Liang-Nian Ji and Zong-Wan Mao
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01955A, Edge Article
We report the rational design and photodynamic anticancer mechanism studies of iridium(III) complexes with pH-responsive singlet oxygen (1O2) production and lysosome-specific imaging properties.
Helen Y. Luo, Vladimir K. Michaelis, Sydney Hodges, Robert G. Griffin and Yuriy Román-Leshkov
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01912E, Edge Article
A new material MIT-1 comprised of delaminated MWW zeolite nanosheets is synthesized in one-pot using a rationally designed organic structure-directing agent.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02126J, Edge Article
A novel Cu-catalyzed aerobic oxidative N-incorporation into aliphatic terminal alkynes for the synthesis of alkenyl nitriles has been reported. The usage of inexpensive copper catalyst, O2 as the sole oxidant, broad substrate scope as well as the feasibility for “the late-stage modification” make this protocol very promising.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02337H, Edge Article
By adding a trace amount of hydrophobic molecules to conventional Au growth solution, CTAB-capped ultrathin Au nanowires were crafted.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02024G, Edge Article
A calix[4]pyrrole tetraurea, a polar guest and methyltrioctylammonium chloride quantitatively self-assemble in two different complexes in response to the components' stoichiometry.
Ankit Jain, Amritroop Achari, Nivin Mothi, Muthuswamy Eswaramoorthy and Subi J. George
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02215K, Edge Article
Clay–chromophore hybrids have been employed to critically affect the kinetic landscape of the ring closure photo-oxidation reaction.
Songwei Lv, Jing Wang, Min Xie, Ning-Ning Lu, Zhen Li, Xue-Wei Yan, Si-Liang Cai, Ping-An Zhang, Wei-Guo Dong and Wei-Hua Huang
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01380A, Edge Article
Isolation, release and culture of rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are an important capability that may promote the progress of individualized anti-tumor therapies. To realize release of CTCs without disruption...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02012C, 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., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02553B, Edge Article
2-Borylated porphyrins reacted with Pt(cod)Cl2 to give β-to-β platinum-bridged porphyrin dimers, which were converted to β-to-β directly linked porphyrin dimers through triphenylphosphine-mediated reductive elimination. Similar reactions of 2,18-diborylated Ni(II)-porphyrin and...
Chung-Hang Leung, Ma Dik-Lung, Hai-Jing Zhong, Lihua Lu, Catherine Wong, Chao Peng, Siu-Cheong Yan, Zongwei Cai and Hui-Min Wang
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02321A, Edge Article
Bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) has recently emerged as an attractive epigenetic target for anticancer therapy. In this study, an iridium(III) complex is reported as the first metal-based, irreversible inhibitor of...
Matthew A. Horwitz, Naoya Tanaka, Takuya Yokosaka, Daisuke Uraguchi, Jeffrey S. Johnson and Takashi Ooi
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02170G, Edge Article
A reductive coupling of two different carbonyls via a polar two-electron reaction mechanism was developed and the stereochemical outcome of this multicomponent process is precisely controlled by a chiral triaminoiminophosphorane.

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