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Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00130G, Edge Article
Valence tautomeric (VT) metal complexes are highly promising bistable molecular compounds for applications as molecular switches in molecular electronics and spintronics. Although VT species can be switched with light, the...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01561H, Edge Article
Since their first description over a decade ago, organotin(II) hydrides have been an iconic class of compounds in molecular main group chemistry. Among other approaches they have been accessed from...
Michael Zaworotko , Kai Jie Chen, John Jackson Perry IV, Hayley Scott and Qing Yuan Yang
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01515D, Edge Article
Two isostructural metal-organic materials, Tripp-1-M (Tripp = 2,4,6-tris(4-pyridyl)pyridine; M = Co, Ni), that exhibit binodal 3,6-connected pyr network topology have been prepared and characterized. Tripp-1-M are based upon a novel...
M Watanabe, Shiguo Zhang and Kaoru Dokko
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01374G, Minireview
Solidification of fluidic ionic liquids into porous materials yields porous ionic networks that combine the unique characteristics of ionic liquids with the common features of polymers and porous materials. This...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01473E, Edge Article
We report the non-covalent functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) electrode with biomimetic model of the Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) active site. By modifying the MWCNT electrode surface with imidazole-modified polypyrrole,...
Einav Amit, Rofeamor Palarca Obena, YiTing Wang, Roman Zhuravel, Aaron Reyes, Shir Elbaz, Dvir Rotem, Danny Porath, Assaf Friedler, Yu-Ju Chen and Shlomo Yitzchaik
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00560D, Edge Article
We present an integrated approach for highly sensitive identification and validation of substrate-specific kinases as cancer biomarkers. Our approach combines phosphoproteomics for high throughput cancer-related biomarker discovery from patient tissues...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00962F, Edge Article
New antibiotics are required to treat bacterial infections and counteract the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Pathogen-specific antibiotics have several advantages over broad-spectrum drugs, which include minimal perturbation to the commensal...
Jiangtao Ren, Yuwei Hu, Chun-Hua Lu, Weiwei Guo, Miguel Angel Aleman-Garcia, Francesco Ricci and Itamar Willner
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00594A, Edge Article
pH-responsive DNA hydrogels based on Hoogsteen CG·C+ or TA·T triplex structures undergo reversible pH-induced hydrogel/solution transitions.
Shota Yoshioka, Yasuhide Inokuma, Manabu Hoshino, Takashi Sato and Makoto Fujita
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01681A, Edge Article
The absolute structure determination of compounds with axial and planar chirality obtained by recently developed asymmetric syntheses was achieved using the crystalline sponge method without using any reference compounds or synthetic modifications.
Natalie Gorczak, Nicolas Renaud, Simge Tarkuç, Arjan J. Houtepen, Rienk Eelkema, Laurens D. A. Siebbeles and Ferdinand C. Grozema
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01104C, Edge Article
Molecular orbital symmetry considerations can strongly affect the nature of quantum interference effects in charge transfer..
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00878F, Edge Article
Enantioselective asymmetric sulfa-Michael addition (SMA) reactions using a chiral N-heterocyclic carbene as a non-covalent organocatalyst.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01507C, Edge Article
Macrocyclic compounds occupy an important chemical space between small molecules and biologics and are prevalent in many natural products and pharmaceuticals. The growing interest in macrocycles has been fueled, in...
Palash Pandit, Koji Yamamoto, Toshikazu Nakamura, Katsuyuki Nishimura, Yuki Kurashige, Takeshi Yanai, Go Nakamura, Shigeyuki Masaoka, Ko Furukawa, Yumi Yakiyama, Masaki Kawano and Shuhei Higashibayashi
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00946D, Edge Article
New acid/base-responsive organic compounds were discovered to undergo electron transfer disproportionation.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01497B, Edge Article
Fingerprint is a unique characteristic of an individual. Recently, it has been realized that fingerprints carry more information about individuals than just their identity, for examples, potential addicts and terrorists...
Borja Díaz de Greñu, José García-Calvo, José Cuevas, Gabriel García-Herbosa, Begoña García, Natalia Busto, Saturnino Ibeas, Tomás Torroba, Blanca Torroba, Antonio Herrera and Sebastian Pons
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00718F, Edge Article
Speciation of Hg2+ and MeHg+ has been achieved by in vitro approaches with fluorogenic probes supported in cultured cells.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00941C, Edge Article
A highly efficient Pd-catalyzed direct coupling of phenolic lignin model monomers and analogues with anilines to give cyclohexylamines using sodium formate as hydrogen donor is described.
Qin Yin, Shou-Guo Wang, Xiao-Wei Liang, De-Wei Gao, Jun Zheng and Shu-Li You
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00494B, Edge Article
From themed collection Celebrating the 2015 RSC Prize and Award Winners
A highly enantioselective chlorinative dearomatization of 1-naphthol and 2-naphthols was realized for the first time, providing chiral naphthalenones with a Cl-containing all-substituted stereocenter in excellent yields and enantioselectivity (up to 97% yield and 96% ee).
Brian M Lindley, Ala'aeddeen Swidan, Emil Lobkovsky, Peter T Wolczanski, Mario Adelhardt, Joerg Sutter and Karsten Meyer
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01268F, Edge Article
Treatment of cis-Me2Fe(PMe3)4 with di-1,2-(E-2-(pyridin-2-yl)vinyl)benzene ((bdvp)H2), a tetradentate ligand precursor, afforded (bdvp)Fe(PMe3)2 (1-PMe3) and 2 equiv CH4, via C-H bond activation. Similar treatments with tridentate ligand precursors PhCH=NCH2(E-CH=CHPh) ((pipp)H2) and...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00938C, Edge Article
Atomistic simulation of defect-free single–walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) growth is essential for the insightful understanding on the SWCNT’s growth mechanism. Despite the extensive efforts paid in the past two decades,...
Chang Ho Sohn, Jinshan Gao, Daniel A. Thomas, Tae-Young Kim, William A Goddard and Jesse Beauchamp
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01305D, Edge Article
We investigate the mechanism of disulfide bond cleavage in gaseous peptide and protein ions initiated by a covalently-attached regiospecific acetyl radical using mass spectrometry (MS). Highly selective S−S bond cleavages...
Judit Tulla-Puche, Rubí Zamudio-Vázquez, Saška Ivanova, Miguel Moreno, Maria Isabel Hernandez-Alvarez, Ernest Giralt, Axel Bidon-Chanal, Antonio Zorzano and Fernando Albericio
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00125K, Edge Article
The synthesis of a new small library of quinoxaline-containing peptides is described. After cytotoxic evaluation in four human cancer cell lines, as well as detailed biological studies, it was found...
Chun Y. Chow, Hélène Bolvin, Victoria E. Campbell, Régis Guillot, Jeff W. Kampf, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Frédéric Gendron, Jochen Autschbach, Vincent L. Pecoraro and Talal Mallah
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01029B, Edge Article
Two relaxation processes of the magnetization in an antiferromagnetically coupled Dy2 metallacrown-based complex.
Michele Bedin, Alavi Karim, Marcus Reitti, Anna-Carin C. Carlsson, Filip Topić, Mario Cetina, Fangfang Pan, Vaclav Havel, Fatima Al-Ameri, Vladimir Sindelar, Kari Rissanen, Jürgen Gräfenstein and Máté Erdélyi
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01053E, Edge Article
Counterions influence three-center halogen bonds differently than coordination bonds of transition metals.
Marc Rudolf, Olga Trukhina, Josefina Perles, Lai Feng, Takeshi Akasaka, Tomas Torres and Dirk M. Guldi
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00223K, Edge Article
Two subphthalocyanine–C60 fullerene electron donor–acceptor conjugates have been prepared from electron deficient subphthalocyanines and C60, with evidence of an ultrafast oxidative electron transfer from C60 to the subphthalocyanines.
Cun Yu Zhou, Haoxing Wu and Neal Devaraj
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00653H, Edge Article
Phospholipids and glycolipids constitute an essential part of biological membranes, and are of tremendous fundamental and practical interest. Unfortunately, the preparation of functional phospholipids, or synthetic analogs, is often synthetically...

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