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Chemical Science

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Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01195C, Edge Article
DNA-gated phosphonate-functionalized mesoporous silica nanovehicles via titanium(IV) coordination integrate a simultaneous and cascade release of two drugs into smart single nanodevices for combination therapy.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01684J, Edge Article
The synergy effect attained by the luminescent rhenium fragment (fac-[Re(bipy)(CO)3(L-)]+) and the bioactive gold fragment (–C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CAuPPh3) was demonstrated to be crucial in order to consider Re(I)/Au(I) species as cooperative partners in the fields of cell imaging and cancer therapy.
Arunabh Batra, Dean Cvetko, Gregor Kladnik, Olgun Adak, Claudia Cardoso, Andrea Ferretti, Deborah Prezzi, Elisa Molinari, Alberto Morgante and Latha Venkataraman
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01584C, Edge Article
Using X-ray techniques, we followed graphene nanoribbon formation in the halogen-mediated Ullman coupling reaction of dibromobianthryl precursors on gold surfaces.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02090A, Edge Article
A range of organic molecules with acidic or basic groups exhibit strong pH-dependent binding inside the cavity of a polyhedral coordination cage. Guest binding in aqueous solution is dominated by...
Louis Adriaenssens, Josep Lluis Acero Sanchez, Xavier Barril, Ciara O'Sullivan and Pablo Ballester
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01745E, Edge Article
Using a commercial instrument that integrates microfluidics with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) detection, we thermodynamically and kinetically characterise the interactions of water-soluble calix[4]pyrroles with surface-immobilized guests derived from pyridine N-oxide....
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01646G, Edge Article
Time-resolved Rydberg fingerprint spectroscopy and quantum calculations reveal the structure dependent electron lone pair interaction and charge delocalization in real time.
Yuexin Guo, Shangzhi Gu, Xiao Feng, Jiani Wang, Haiwei Li, Tianyu Han, Yuping Dong, Xin Jiang, Tony D. James and Bo Wang
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01611D, Edge Article
We report a 3D cross-correlative matrix based on an organic molecule for highly sensitive, precise yet simple cryogenic detection, and a new strategy for facile and non-destructive surface thermal mapping.
Ignacio J. Villar-Garcia, Sarah Fearn, Gilbert F. De Gregorio, Nur L. Ismail, Florence J. V. Gschwend, Alastair J. S. McIntosh and Kevin R. J. Lovelock
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC00640B, Edge Article
We have identified elements present in the ionic liquid–vacuum outer atomic surface of 23 ionic liquids using high sensitivity low-energy ion scattering (LEIS), a very surface sensitive technique.
Yan Guan, Xiaonan Shan, Shaopeng Wang, Peiming Zhang and Nongjian Tao
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01188K, Edge Article
We report a charge sensitive optical detection technique for the label-free study of molecular interactions.
Sudheendran Mavila, Illya Rozenberg and N. Gabriel Lemcoff
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01231C, Edge Article
Rhodium, nickel and iridium are introduced into polycyclooctadiene to generate organometallic nanoparticles with different ratios of metals and catalytic properties.
Barry M. Trost, Maksim Osipov, Sebastian Krueger and Yong Zhang
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01826E, Edge Article
We report a catalytic asymmetric total synthesis of the ascidian natural product perophoramidine. The synthesis employs a molybdenum-catalyzed asymmetric allylic alkylation of an oxindole nucleophile and a monosubstituted allylic electrophile...
Craig C. Robertson, Robin N. Perutz, Lee Brammer and Christopher A. Hunter
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01746C, Edge Article
In contrast to strong hydrogen bonds, strong halogen bonds are not disrupted by polar solvents.
Samantha A. Burgess, Evan E. Joslin, T. Brent Gunnoe, Thomas R. Cundari, Michal Sabat and William H. Myers
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01665C, Edge Article
The cationic Ru(II) complex [(HC(pz5)3)Ru(P(OCH2)3CEt)(NCMe)Ph]+(HC(pz5)3 = tris(5-methyl-pyrazolyl)methane) is an efficient catalyst for hydrophenylation of ethylene and provides a substantial improvement in catalyst longevity compared to the charge neutral variant TpRu(P(OCH2)3CEt)(NCMe)Ph (Tp = hydridotris(pyrazolyl)borate).
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01386G, Edge Article
Surface monolayer chirality can modulate assembly of proteins, and consequently result in contrasting cellular responses of the protein on pre-assembled chiral surfaces.
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01652A, Edge Article
We present a novel method for investigating the self-assembly process by following the average composition of the fragmentary species.
Hui Guo, Jinming Zhang, David Porter, Huisheng Peng, Dennis W. P. M. Löwik, Yu Wang, Zhidong Zhang, Xin Chen and Zhengzhong Shao
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01696C, Edge Article
A continuous polydiacetylene fibre based on a peptide amphiphile is developed to exhibit ultrafast, reversible thermochromism, and a general and effective model is discovered to quantitatively predict the critical temperature of the chromatic transition.
Yuuki Amaoka, Masanori Nagatomo, Mizuki Watanabe, Keisuke Tao, Shin Kamijo and Masayuki Inoue
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01631A, Edge Article
Photochemical direct alkenylation of C(sp3)–H bonds proceeds in a highly chemoselective manner only by using benzophenone and 1,2-bis(phenylsulfonyl)ethylene, and enables the substitution of heteroatom-substituted methine, methylene and aliphatic C(sp3)–H bonds by (E)-sulfonylalkene units.
Concha Bosch-Navarro, Benjamin Matt, Guillaume Izzet, Carlos Romero-Nieto, Konstantin Dirian, Andrés Raya, Sergio I. Molina, Anna Proust, Dirk M. Guldi, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo and Eugenio Coronado
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01335B, Edge Article
Electron transfer in strongly coupled photoactive hybrids built by direct combination of Dawson-type polyoxometalates with pyrene anchors and SWCNTs.
Ana M. Lasanta, Luis Alvarez de Cienfuegos, Alice Johnson, Delia Miguel, Antonio J. Mota, Angel Orte, Maria Jose Ruedas-Rama, Maria Ribagorda, Diego J Cardenas, M Carmen Carreno, Antonio M. Echavarren and Juan Manuel Cuerva
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01988A, Edge Article
For the first time, Ag(I)-alkyne interaction has been shown to induce the folding of non-conformationally restricted foldamers by simple C-C bond rotations yielding a new class of metallofoldamers. These new...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01466A, Edge Article
This paper describes a series of three-ring phenylene-ethynylenes (PEs) in which specific, non-covalent arene–arene interactions control conformation in the solid-state.
Ki Hyun Kim, Timothy R. Ramadhar, Christine Beemelmanns, Shugeng Cao, Michael Poulsen, Cameron R. Currie and Jon Clardy
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01136H, Edge Article
Natalamycin A, a highly unusual geldanamycin analog, was isolated from Streptomyces sp. M56 recovered from a South African termite nest.
Edward Tate, Paulina Ciepla, Antonios Konitsiotis, Remigiusz Serwa, Naoko Masumoto, Wai Leong, Anthony I Magee and Margaret Dallman
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01600A, Edge Article
Sonic hedgehog protein (Shh) is a morphogen molecule important in embryonic development and in the progression of many cancer types in which it is aberrantly overexpressed. Fully mature Shh requires...
Eric V Anslyn, Bart Kahr, Shane M Nichols and Pedro Metola
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01641F, Edge Article
Circular dichroism (CD) spectropolarimeters typically employ one photoelastic modulator. However, spectropolarimeters employing two or even four modulators are more versatile and can be used to subvert common measurement errors arising...
Angela Sastre-Santos, Vicente Manuel Blas-Ferrando, Javier Ortiz, Kei Ohkubo, Shunichi Fukuzumi and Fernando Fernandez-Lazaro
Chem. Sci., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01579G, Edge Article
A fully electronically conjugated phthalocyanine-perylenemonoimidebenzimidazole system ZnPc-PMIBI 2, where the conjugation goes through the imide position of the perylene has been synthesized. The preparation was possible by condensation of a...
Chem. Sci., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC01544D, Edge Article
Although Glu79 does not contribute to esterase catalysis, it can block esterase catalysis by hydrogen bonding to the active site histidine.

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