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Xinchen Kang, Qinggong Zhu, Xiaofu Sun, Jiayin Hu, Jianling Zhang, Zhimin Liu and Buxing Han
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03291A, Edge Article
Highly efficient electrochemical reduction of CO2 to CH4 is of great importance, but is challenging. Herein, Zn-1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid metal-organic frameworks (Zn-BTC MOFs) deposited on carbon paper (CP) were used as...
Sabrina V. Kirner, Christian Henkel, Dirk M. Guldi, Jackson D. Megiatto Jr and David I. Schuster
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02895G, Edge Article
A new set of [Cu(phen)2]+ based rotaxanes, featuring [60]-fullerene as an electron acceptor and a variety of electron donating moieties, namely zinc porphyrin (ZnP), zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc) and ferrocene (Fc), has been synthesized and fully characterized.
Seong-Hyun Park, Yoon Pyo Choi, Jinhong Park, Andrew Share, Oscar Francesconi, Cristina Nativi, Wan Namkung, Jonathan L. Sessler, Stefano Roelens and Injae Shin
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03200H, Edge Article
Two synthetic aminopyrrolic glycan receptors with apoptosis inducing activity are described.
Claudia Poloni, Marc C. A. Stuart, Pieter van der Meulen, Wiktor Szymanski and Ben L. Feringa
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02735G, Edge Article
The use of an overcrowded alkene photoswitch to control a model β-hairpin peptide is described. The light-induced, large conformational change has major influence on the secondary structure and the aggregation of the peptide, permitting the triggered formation of amyloid-like fibrils.
Feng Wu, Qizhen Zhu, Renjie Chen, Nan Chen, Yan Chen and Li Li
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02761F, Edge Article
The ionic liquid-based electrolyte containing ring-like Pyr1,2O1TFSI and chain-like DMS exhibits good overall performance in lithium-ion batteries.
Mingyang Li, Xinjun He, Yinxiang Zeng, Meiqiong Chen, Ziyang Zhang, Hao Yang, Pingping Fang, Xihong Lu and Yexiang Tong
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03249K, Edge Article
A new solar-microbial hybrid device based on oxygen-deficient Nb2O5 anodes for sustainable hydrogen generation without external bias was demonstrated.
G. Grancini, V. D'Innocenzo, E. R. Dohner, N. Martino, A. R. Srimath Kandada, E. Mosconi, F. De Angelis, H. I. Karunadasa, E. T. Hoke and A. Petrozza
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02542G, Edge Article
Structural inhomogeneity on a micrometer-scale across a CH3NH3PbI3 single crystal is responsible for a local modulation of the optical band gap, which is also highly sensitive to humidity.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03135D, Edge Article
The first regioselective catalytic asymmetric [3 + 2] cycloaddition of benzofuranone-derived olefins with allenoates and substituted allenoates has been developed in the presence of (R)-SITCP.
Zdenek Kamenik, Stanislav Kadlcik, Bojana Radojevic, Petra Jiraskova, Marek Kuzma, Radek Gazak, Lucie Najmanova, Jan Kopecky and Jiri Janata
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03327F, Edge Article
The immediate post-condensation steps in lincomycin biosynthesis are reminiscent of the mycothiol-dependent detoxification system of actinomycetes. This machinery provides the last proven lincomycin intermediate, a mercapturic acid derivative,1 which formally...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02740C, Perspective
There has been a burst in the number and variety of available ionization techniques to use mass spectrometry to monitor chemical reactions in and on liquids. Chemists have gained the...
Wan-Ting Yu, Ting-Wei Wu, Chi-Ling Huang, I-Chia Chen and Kui-Thong Tan
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02808F, Edge Article
In this paper, we introduce a general design to construct fluorescence switching probes by using conjugates of a fluorescent molecular rotor and protein specific ligands for the selective protein detection...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02348C, Edge Article
The reduction of borazine-type heterocycles has been a challenge in the area of chemical hydrogen storage. Coordination to low valent metal carbonyls activates borazine for reduction by both 1 e and 2 e pathways.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03376D, Edge Article
The ambient temperature hydrometallations of a variety of unactivated alkene and alkyne substrates using two-coordinate hydrido-tetrylenes, :E(H)(L) (E = Ge or Sn; L = extremely bulky amide), are reported.
Lu Gao, Wenhao Liu, One-Sun Lee, Ivan J. Dmochowski and Jeffery G. Saven
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02401C, Edge Article
Simulations provide molecular insight on the aqueous binding of Xe to cryptophanes.
Christopher M. Kotyk, Megan E. Fieser, Chad T. Palumbo, Joseph W. Ziller, Lucy E. Darago, Jeffrey R. Long, Filipp Furche and William J. Evans
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02486B, Edge Article
A new option for stabilizing unusual Ln2+ ions has been identified in the reaction of (C5H4SiMe3)3Ln (Ln = La, Ce) with potassium graphite and 2.2.2-cryptand in benzene.
Yuko Kamikawa, Yuichiro Hori, Kazuo Yamashita, Lin Jin, Shinya Hirayama, Daron M Standley and Kazuya Kikuchi
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02351C, Edge Article
Conditional fluorescence imaging is a powerful technique for precise spatiotemporal analysis of proteins in live cells upon administration of a synthetic probe. To be applicable to various biological phenomena, probes...
Bruce A Arndtsen, Jeffrey S Quesnel and Alexander Fabrikant
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02949J, Edge Article
4-Dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP) is shown to undergo Pd/PtBu3 catalyzed coupling with aryl halides and carbon monoxide to form electrophilic aroyl-DMAP salts. The reaction is easily scalable to prepare multigram quantities with...
Niamh Willis-Fox, Ana-Teresa Marques, Jochen Arlt, Ullrich Scherf, Luís D. Carlos, Hugh D. Burrows and Rachel C. Evans
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02409A, Edge Article
Energy transfer between a hybrid di-ureasil host and conjugated polymer dopants results in a dramatic enhancement in the photoluminescence quantum yield due to exciton isolation at long-lived trap sites.
Guan-E Wang, Gang Xu, Ming-Sheng Wang, Li-Zhen Cai, Wen-Hua Li and Guo-Cong Guo
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02501J, Edge Article
Two tunable white light emitting compounds with high CRI values of 96 and 88 were obtained using an inorganic–organic hybrid strategy.
Baoli Wang, Xiaohui Kang, Masayoshi Nishiura, Yi Luo and Zhaomin Hou
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03138A, Edge Article
A well-defined scandium boryl oxycarbene complex undergoes coupling with CO, C–H activation of lutidine, and cyclopropanation with ethylene.
Maximillian T. W. Lee, Antoine Maruani, James R. Baker, Stephen Caddick and Vijay Chudasama
Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02666K, Edge Article
A next-generation disulfide stapling reagent, incorporating both reducing and re-bridging functions, is shown to be successful across various proteins.
Hans Sterckx, Johan De Houwer, Carl Mensch, Ignacio Caretti, Kourosch Abbaspour Tehrani, Wouter A Herrebout, Sabine Van Doorslaer and bert maes
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03530A, Edge Article
A mechanistic study of the copper-catalyzed oxidation of the methylene group of aryl(di)azinylmethanes was performed. Initial reaction rates were measured making use of in-situ IR reaction monitoring and a kinetic...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03472H, Edge Article
A local mode picture was postulated some time ago to explain the negligible OD product excitation from H reacting with D2O in fundamental asymmetrical excitation: the D2O asymmectric stretch state...
Chem. Sci., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02018B, Edge Article
Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to formic acid with high efficiency, durability, and rate.
Chem. Sci., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC03014E, Edge Article
Molecular crystal structures, thermodynamics, and mechanical properties can vary substantially with temperature, and predicting these temperature-dependencies correctly is important for many practical applications in the pharmaceutical industry and other fields....

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