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Jeff Zaleski, Meghan R Porter, Jonathan A Karty, Mi Hee Lim and Akiko Kochi
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01979B, Edge Article
Current approaches toward modulation of metal-induced Aβ aggregation pathways involve the development of small molecules that bind metal ions, such as Cu(II) and Zn(II), and interact with Aβ. For this...
Lars Lauterbach, Hongxin Wang, Marius Horch, Leland Bruce Gee, Yoshitaka Yoda, Yoshihito Tanaka, Ingo Zebger, Oliver Lenz and Stephen P. Cramer
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02982H, Edge Article
Hydrogenases are complex metalloenzymes that catalyze the reversible splitting of molecular hydrogen into protons and electrons essentially without overpotential. The NAD+-reducing soluble hydrogenase (SH) from Ralstonia eutropha is capable of...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02891K, Edge Article
Selective photocatalytic aerobic oxidation, which can be conducted under ambient conditions, is of great importance towards achieving sustainable chemistry. However, its practical applications are undermined by several challenges, such as...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01993H, Edge Article
The ability to photoinduce enantiomeric excess from the chirality of circularly polarized light (CPL) is pertinent to the study of the origin of homochirality in biomolecules. Such CPL-induced reactions, including...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02362E, Edge Article
The direct formation of new C–C bonds through photocatalytic oxidative coupling from low reactive sp3 C–H bonds using environmentally benign and cheap oxygen as oxidant is an important area on...
Aaron Elbourne, Kislon Voitchovsky, Gregory Warr and Rob Atkin
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02727B, Edge Article
A unique, but unifying, feature of ionic liquids (ILs) is that they are nanostructured on the length scale of the ions; in many ILs well-defined polar and apolar domains exist...
Takanobu Sanji, Asahi Motoshige, Hideaki Komiyama, Junko Kakinuma, Rie Ushikubo, Satoru Watanabe and Tomokazu Iyoda
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02872D, Edge Article
A catalytic amount of fluoride anions promoted the polymerization of 1-pentafluorophenyl-4-[(trimethylsilyl)ethynyl]benzene, providing a high-molecular-weight polymer in a chain-growth-like manner.
Nan Jiang, Xiao-Yu Yang, Guo-Liang Ying, Ling Shen, Jing Liu, Wei Geng, Ling-Jun Dai, Shao-Yin Liu, Jian Cao, Ge Tian, Tao-Lei Sun, Shi-Pu Li and Bao-Lian Su
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02638A, Edge Article
Self-repairing biohybrid nanoshells provide living cells with high activity and extended viability in harsh micro-environments.
Mike Smietana, Jean-Jacques Vasseur and Renaud Barbeyron
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03028A, Edge Article
In the area of artificial genetics the development of non-enzymatic self-organization of synthetic building blocks is critical for both providing biopolymers with extended functions and understanding prebiotic processes. While reversibility...
Björn Drobot, Robin Steudtner, Johannes Raff, Gerhard Geipel, Vinzenz Brendler and Satoru Tsushima
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02022G, Edge Article
This study of aqueous metal speciation is an advanced combination of theoretical and experimental methods. Continuous wave (CW) and time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TRLFS) data of uranyl(VI) hydrolysis were analyzed...
Reinhard Berger, Manfred Wagner, Xinliang Feng and Klaus Müllen
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02793K, Edge Article
Based on polycyclic aromatic azomethine ylides, a metal-free “cycloaddition-planarization-sequence” is proposed, providing a unique entry to nitrogen-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Joleen Masschelein, Charlien Clauwers, Ufedo R. Awodi, Karen Stalmans, Wesley Vermaelen, Eveline Lescrinier, Abram Aertsen, Chris Michiels, Gregory L. Challis and Rob Lavigne
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01927J, Edge Article
Zeamine assembly involves nonribosomal peptide, polyketide and polyunsaturated fatty acid-like biosynthetic pathways.
Emily Kerr, Egan H. Doeven, Gregory J. Barbante, Conor F. Hogan, David J. Bower, Paul S. Donnelly, Timothy U. Connell and Paul S. Francis
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02697G, Edge Article
The emissions of the mixed annihilation ECL of metal complexes can be effectively predicted by estimations of reaction exergonicity.
Róise E. McGovern, Brendan D. Snarr, Joseph A. Lyons, James McFarlane, Amanda L. Whiting, Irina Paci, Fraser Hof and Peter B. Crowley
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02383H, Edge Article
X-ray crystallography reveals how a calixarene can bind to dimethyllysine to form a complex with features similar to the aromatic cage motif of a chromodomain bound to a histone tail.
Pei Liu, Liwei Chen, Jerry K. C. Toh, Yi Li Ang, Joo-Eun Jee, Jaehong Lim, Su Seong Lee and Song-Gil Lee
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02553A, Edge Article
We have engineered structurally well-defined tunable chondroitin sulfate glycopeptides using a polyproline scaffold to selectively modulate the NGF-mediated neuronal signaling pathway.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02696A, Edge Article
A multiplexed DNA detection strategy with fast hybridization kinetics based on positional encoding/decoding with self-assembled DNA nanostructures has been developed.
M. E. Pascualini, N. V. Di Russo, A. E. Thuijs, A. Ozarowski, S. A. Stoian, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou and A. S. Veige
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02634A, Edge Article
Extensive spectroscopic evaluation of a novel ONO3− trianionic pincer Fe(II) complex indicates the rare square-planar geometry and S = 2 spin state are retained in solution.
Oxana Kotova, Salvador Blasco, Brendan Twamley, John O'Brien, Robert D. Peacock, Jonathan A. Kitchen, Miguel Martínez-Calvo and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02474E, Edge Article
The binding of asymmetrical and optically pure tridentate ligands containing one carboxylic group and 2-naphthyl as an antenna to lanthanide ions was studied in CH3CN.
Jiuxing Jiang, Yifeng Yun, Xiaodong Zou, Jose Luis Jorda and Avelino Corma
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02577F, Edge Article
A silicogermanate zeolite with straight intersecting 20 × 14 × 12-ring channels has been synthesized and its structure has been solved using the rotation electron diffraction method.
Paul Boldrin, James R. Gallagher, Gary B. Combes, Dan I. Enache, David James, Peter R. Ellis, Gordon Kelly, John B. Claridge and Matthew J. Rosseinsky
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02116A, Edge Article
High-throughput XRD and TGA are used to screen hundreds of candidate Fischer–Tropsch synthesis catalyst samples per month for particle size, reducibility and stability under operating conditions. A series of highly stable catalysts based on Co-Ru-Mg-Al2O3 are identified.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02240H, 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., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01963F, Edge Article
A key hallmark of many aggressive cancers is accelerated glucose metabolism. The enzymes that catalyze the first step of glucose metabolism are hexokinases. High levels of hexokinase 2 (HK2) are...
Jonnathan C. Hidalgo-Acosta, Manuel A. Méndez, Micheál D. Scanlon, Heron Vrubel, Véronique Amstutz, Wojciech Adamiak, Marcin Opallo and Hubert H. Girault
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02196G, Edge Article
Micro-domains of water molecules surrounded by organic solvent exhibit enhanced reactivity towards oxidation compared to highly hydrogen-bonded bulk water molecules.
Holger Braunschweig, Mehmet Ali Celik, Rian D. Dewhurst, Magdalena Heid, Florian Hupp and Sakya S. Sen
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02948H, Edge Article
Halide groups are sequentially removed from platinum complexes containing tin and lead dihalide ligands, creating novel mono- and dicationic complexes.
Seung Jun Hwang, David C. Powers, Andrew G. Maher and Daniel G. Nocera
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02357A, Edge Article
The challenge that short excited state lifetimes of first-row transition metal complexes present to the photoactivation of M–X bonds has been overcome with a phosphine mediator coupled to a nickel metal catalyst.

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