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Jurgen Brem, Weston B. Struwe, Anna M Rydzik, Hanna Tarhonskaya, Inga Pfeffer, Emily Flashman, Sander S van Berkel, James Spencer, Tim Claridge, Michael A McDonough, Justin L. P. Benesch and Christopher J Schofield
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01752H, Edge Article
Metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) catalyse the hydrolysis of almost all β-lactam antibiotics. We report biophysical and kinetic studies on the São Paulo MBL (SPM-1), which reveal its Zn(II) ion usage and mechanism...
Stephen Schrettl, Emmanuel Contal, Tobias N. Hoheisel, Martin Fritzsche, Sandor Balog, Ruth Szilluweit and Holger Frauenrath
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03154G, Edge Article
Carbon-rich organic compounds containing a series of conjugated triple bonds (oligoynes) are relevant synthetic targets, but an improved access to oligoynes bearing functional groups would be desirable. Here, we report...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC90043J, Correction
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02869D, Edge Article
Irradiation (355 nm) of CpMn(CO)3 in liquid ethane at 133 K yields CpMn(CO)22-CH-ethane) characterised by IR and 1H NMR spectroscopy with a lifetime of ca. 360 s; the corresponding isopentane complex is formed in propane/isopentane mixtures and exists in three isomeric forms.
Kosuke Namba, Ayumi Osawa, Akira Nakayama, Akane Mera, Fumi Tano, Yoshiro Chuman, Eri Sakuda, Tetsuya Taketsugu, Kazuyasu Sakaguchi, N Kitamura and Keiji Tanino
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02780A, Edge Article
To expand the originally developed fluorescent 1,3a,6a-triazapentalenes as fluorescent labeling reagents, the fluorescence wavelength of 1,3a,6a-triazapentalene was extended to the red color region. Based on the noteworthy correlation of the...
Katrin Adamczyk, Niall Simpson, Gregory M Greetham, Andrea Gumeiro, Martin A Walsh, Michael Towrie, Anthony William Parker and Neil Hunt
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02752C, Edge Article
Understanding the impact of fast dynamics upon the chemical processes occurring within the active sites of proteins and enzymes is a key challenge that continues to attract significant interest, though...
Reinhard Franz Josef Berger, Manfred Wagner, Xinliang Feng and K Muellen
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02793K, Edge Article
Based on polycyclic aromatic azomethine ylides (PAMYs), a metal-free “cycloaddition-planarization-sequence” is proposed, providing a unique entry to extended nitrogen-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (N-PAHs). This method is highly versatile, as the...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02555E, Edge Article
The synthesis and tautomeric nature of three xanthene-based bisMETAMORPhos ligands (La-Lc) is reported. Coordination of these bis(sulfonamidephosphines) to Ir(acac)(cod) initially led to the formation of IrI(LH) species (1a), which convert...
Leticia A. Montoya, Xinggui Shen, James J. McDermott, Christopher G. Kevil and Michael D. Pluth
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01875C, Edge Article
Dibromobimane detects sulfide levels as low as 0.6 pM, but reacts in unexpected ways with thiols, as evidenced by mechanistic investigations.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02070G, Edge Article
The aryl cycloaurated species are established as reliable models for understanding the gold(III)-catalyzed oxidative cross-couplings between arenes and arylboronic acids.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01674B, Edge Article
Understanding the mechanism of vectorial proton pumping in biomolecules requires establishing the microscopic basis for the regulation of both thermodynamic and kinetic features of the relevant proton transfer steps.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02353F, Edge Article
Reactions of the cyclo-E5 sandwich complexes [Cp*Fe(η5-P5)] (1) and [Cp*Fe(η5-As5)] (2) with the planar Lewis acid [(o-C6F4Hg)3] (3) afford compounds that show distinctly different assemblies in the solid state.
Ole Mallow, Monther A Khanfar, Moritz Malischewski, Pamela Finke, Malte Hesse, Enno Lork, Timo Augenstein, Frank Breher, Jeffrey Harmer, Nadezhda V. Vasil’eva, Andrey Viktorovich Zibarev, Artem Stepanovich Bogomyakov, Konrad Seppelt and Jens Beckmann
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02964J, Edge Article
One-electron oxidation of two series of diaryldichalcogenides (C6F5E)2 (13a-c) and (2,6-Mes2C6H3E)2 (16a-c) was studied (E = S, Se, Te). The reaction of 13a and 13b with AsF5 and SbF5 gave...
Ziwei Wang, Hui Wang, John S Tse, Toshiaki Iitaka and Yanming Ma
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02802C, Edge Article
The particle-swarm optimization method has been used to predict the stable high pressure structures up to 300 GPa of hydrogen-rich group 17 chlorine (HnCl, n = 2-7) compounds. In comparison...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02812K, Edge Article
The thermodynamics and molecular structure of a supramolecular complex between a tubular molecule, (P)-(12,8)-[4]cyclo-2,8-anthanthrenylene, and fullerene were investigated.
James Devery, James Douglas, John Nguyen, Kevin Cole, Robert Flowers and Corey Stephenson
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03064H, Edge Article
Knowledge of the kinetic behavior of catalysts under synthetically relevant conditions is vital for the efficient use of compounds that mediate important transformations regardless of their composition or driving force....
J G Frey, Simon Coles, Colin L Bird, William S Brocklesby, Katrina A Badiola, Alice E Williamson, James R Cronshaw, Michael Robins, Murray N Robertson, Matthew Houghton Todd, Richard T Chapman, Adam Fisher, Martin Grossel, John Casson, David Brynn Hibbert, Danmar Gloria, Lucy K Mapp, Brian Matthews, Andrew Milsted, Russell S Minns, Karl T Mueller, Kelly Murphy, Tim Parkinson, Rosanne Quinnell, John S Robinson, Emma Springate, Graham J. Tizzard, Cerys Willoughby, Erica Yang, Paul M Ylioja, Nicola J Knight and Luke Marazzi
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02128B, Perspective
Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs) are progressively replacing traditional paper books in both commercial research establishments and academic institutions. University researchers require specific features from ELNs, given the need to promote...
Zhanxi Fan, Xiao Huang, Chaoliang Tan and Hua Zhang
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02571G, Minireview
This minireview introduces the recent progress in the synthesis, properties and applications of thin metal nanostructures, especially metal nanoplates and nanosheets.
Sanjiban Chakraborty, Yamil J. Colón, Randall Q. Snurr and SonBinh T. Nguyen
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02502D, Edge Article
Hierarchically porous POPs with highly enhanced gas uptake and transport properties were obtained through polymerization within a monolithic mesoporous template.
Dennis Sheberla, Snehangshu Patra, Yair H. Wijsboom, Sagar Sharma, Yana Sheynin, Abd-Elrazek Haj-Yahia, Adva Hayoun Barak, Ori Gidron and Michael Bendikov
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02664K, Edge Article
Polyfuran films produced by electropolymerization of a series of oligofurans substituted with alkyl groups show improved properties, such as good conductivity and stability, well-defined spectroelectrochemistry and smooth morphology.
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, Shipu Li and Bao Lian Su
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02638A, Edge Article
Self-repairing is a nature’s way of protecting living organisms. However, most of single cells are inherently less capable of self-repairing, which greatly limits their wide applications. Here, we present a...
Hiroaki Kotani, Suzue Kaida, Tomoya Ishizuka, Miyuki Sakaguchi, Takashi Ogura, Yoshihito Shiota, Kazunari Yoshizawa and Takahiko Kojima
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02285H, Edge Article
A mononuclear Cr(V)-oxo complex, [CrV(O)(6-COO–-tpa)](BF4)2 (1; 6-COO–-tpa = N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)-N-(6-carboxylato-2-pyridylmethyl)amine) was prepared through the reaction of a Cr(III) precursor complex with iodosylbenzene as an oxidant. Characterization of 1 was made by...
Sreenivasa Reddy Puniredd, Dominik Jańczewski, Dewi Pitrasari Go, Xiaoying Zhu, Shifeng Guo, Serena Lay Ming Teo, Serina Siew Chen Lee and G. Julius Vancso
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02367F, Edge Article
Polymeric films constructed using layer-by-layer fabrication were employed as a platform for metal ion immobilization and applied as a marine antifouling coating.
Michael Giese, Markus Albrecht, Arto Valkonen and Kari Rissanen
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02762K, Edge Article
A unique structural study investigates the variability of anion–π bonding in the solid state structures of pentafluorophenyl arenes. The hapticity concept is used as tool to describe the structural differences of various anion–π complexes.
P. R. Symmers, M. J. Burke, D. P. August, P. I. T. Thomson, G. S. Nichol, M. R. Warren, C. J. Campbell and P. J. Lusby
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03036B, Edge Article
Constitutionally non-dynamic cobalt(III) tetrahedral capsules have been prepared using an assembly-followed-by-oxidation protocol.

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