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Feature Article

Molecular approaches to the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide

This article reviews recent progress in the design and development of molecular complexes that can act as catalysts for the electrochemical reduction of CO2.

Graphical abstract: Molecular approaches to the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Feature Article

Promoters in the hydrogenation of alkynes in mixtures: insights from density functional theory

We analyze the role of secondary metals in Pd-based catalysts for selective hydrogenation of alkyne-alkene mixtures and compare experimental studies, industrial documents and theoretical data performed over the last few years with our new results based on Density Functional Theory.

Graphical abstract: Promoters in the hydrogenation of alkynes in mixtures: insights from density functional theory
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Feature Article

Spectroscopic analysis of immobilised redox enzymes under direct electrochemical control

This review examines the range of spectroscopies applied to enzymes immobilised on electrode surfaces under conditions of direct electron exchange.

Graphical abstract: Spectroscopic analysis of immobilised redox enzymes under direct electrochemical control
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Feature Article

Exploiting nature's rich source of proteasome inhibitors as starting points in drug development

A structural perspective on distinct inhibition mechanisms of the proteasome by natural products that have been optimized throughout evolution.

Graphical abstract: Exploiting nature's rich source of proteasome inhibitors as starting points in drug development
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Magnetic pH-responsive nanogels as multifunctional delivery tools for small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules and iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs)

pH-responsive nanogels are used as carriers for anti-GFP siRNA and IONPs. The endosomal acidic pH triggers the siRNA and IONPs release to the cytoplasm of GFP expressing HeLa cells.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic pH-responsive nanogels as multifunctional delivery tools for small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules and iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs)
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

The use of cationic surfactants to control the structure of zinc oxide films prepared by chemical vapour deposition

Control of zinc oxide crystallite morphology and orientation in a thin film has been possible through the addition of a surfactant to the precursor.

Graphical abstract: The use of cationic surfactants to control the structure of zinc oxide films prepared by chemical vapour deposition
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Relative size selection of a conjugated polyelectrolyte in virus-like protein structures

Upon mixing of capsid protein and a conjugated polyelectrolyte virus-like particles are formed, which cluster depending on the molecular mass of this scaffold.

Graphical abstract: Relative size selection of a conjugated polyelectrolyte in virus-like protein structures
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

The unique rht-MOF platform, ideal for pinpointing the functionalization and CO2 adsorption relationship

A rationally designed rht-MOF has been synthesized to investigate the effect of pore size and amine functionalization on CO2 affinity.

Graphical abstract: The unique rht-MOF platform, ideal for pinpointing the functionalization and CO2 adsorption relationship
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Shuffle off the classic β-Si elimination by Ni-NHC cooperation: implication for C–C forming reactions involving Ni-alkyl-β-silanes

β-Si elimination was attenuated by a cooperation of NHC-Ni and SiR3. The scope is illustrated by a novel vinylsilane-α-olefin hydroalkenylation.

Graphical abstract: Shuffle off the classic β-Si elimination by Ni-NHC cooperation: implication for C–C forming reactions involving Ni-alkyl-β-silanes
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Clickosomes—using triazole-linked phospholipid connectors to fuse vesicles

Vesicles containing complementary artificial phospholipids were aggregated and fused with the help of a Cu(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition.

Graphical abstract: Clickosomes—using triazole-linked phospholipid connectors to fuse vesicles
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Enhanced mobility in P3HT-based OTFTs upon blending with a phenylenethiophenethiophenephenylene small molecule

A field-effect mobility up to 0.1 cm2 V-1s-1 has been achieved in P3HT films upon blending with dH-PTTP which forms crystals bridging large polymeric domains.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced mobility in P3HT-based OTFTs upon blending with a phenylene–thiophene–thiophene–phenylene small molecule
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Effect of O-glycosylation and tyrosine sulfation of leech-derived peptides on binding and inhibitory activity against thrombin

Synthesis of sulfated and unsulfated (glyco)peptide fragments of Hirudin P6 is described. The effect of O-glycosylation and tyrosine sulfation on thrombin binding and inhibitory activity was investigated.

Graphical abstract: Effect of O-glycosylation and tyrosine sulfation of leech-derived peptides on binding and inhibitory activity against thrombin
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

The effect of pressure on Cu-btc: framework compression vs. guest inclusion

Pressure causes solvent to be squeezed into Cu-btc, driven by compression and expansion of equatorial and axial Cu–O bonds.

Graphical abstract: The effect of pressure on Cu-btc: framework compression vs. guest inclusion
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

A molecular [Mn14] coordination cluster featuring two slowly relaxing nanomagnets

Two quasi independent [Mn7] clusters synthesized with a polypyrazolyl ligand are contained within a molecule and each exhibits SMM behavior.

Graphical abstract: A molecular [Mn14] coordination cluster featuring two slowly relaxing nanomagnets
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Nucleobase recognition at alkaline pH and apparent pKa of single DNA bases immobilised within a biological nanopore

Ionic currents through biological nanopores can be used to identify the four DNA bases at high alkaline pH and to measure the apparent pKa values of single nucleobases within immobilized DNA strands.

Graphical abstract: Nucleobase recognition at alkaline pH and apparent pKa of single DNA bases immobilised within a biological nanopore
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Copper(I) catalyzed asymmetric 1,2-addition of Grignard reagents to α-methyl substituted α,β-unsaturated ketones

Copper-catalyzed 1,2-addition of Grignard reagents to enones has been achieved for the first time with high enantioselectivities and excellent yields.

Graphical abstract: Copper(i) catalyzed asymmetric 1,2-addition of Grignard reagents to α-methyl substituted α,β-unsaturated ketones
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Cell-selective labeling of bacterial proteomes with an orthogonal phenylalanine amino acid reporter

The orthogonal amino acid reporter para-ethynylphenylalanine (PEP) allows cell-selective metabolic proteome labeling in heterogeneous cell populations.

Graphical abstract: Cell-selective labeling of bacterial proteomes with an orthogonal phenylalanine amino acid reporter
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Unspecific ligand binding yielding stable colloidal ITO-nanoparticle dispersions

Applying isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), we show that weak and unspecific binding of primary alkylamines to the surface of ITO nanoparticles is sufficient to achieve long-term stabilisation against agglomeration.

Graphical abstract: Unspecific ligand binding yielding stable colloidal ITO-nanoparticle dispersions
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

One-pot, single-component synthesis of functional emulsion-templated hybrid inorganic–organic polymer capsules

Multi-purpose self-reactive branched copolymer surfactants are shown to simultaneously stabilize emulsions, self-crosslink around droplets and provide predetermined surface functionality.

Graphical abstract: One-pot, single-component synthesis of functional emulsion-templated hybrid inorganic–organic polymer capsules
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Iron-catalysed, hydride-mediated reductive cross-coupling of vinyl halides and Grignard reagents

An iron-catalysed, hydride-mediated reductive cross-coupling has been developed and used to prepare a range of alkanes from vinyl halides and Grignard reagents.

Graphical abstract: Iron-catalysed, hydride-mediated reductive cross-coupling of vinyl halides and Grignard reagents
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Polyacrylamide hydrogels as substrates for studying bacteria

Polyacrylamide hydrogels can be used as chemically and physically defined substrates for bacterial cell studies.

Graphical abstract: Polyacrylamide hydrogels as substrates for studying bacteria
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Unsupported d8–d8 interactions in cationic PdII and PtII complexes: evidence for a significant metal–metal bonding character

Dinuclear Pd and Pt complexes that exhibit d8–d8 interactions with significant metal–metal bonding character between dicationic metal centers are reported.

Graphical abstract: Unsupported d8–d8 interactions in cationic PdII and PtII complexes: evidence for a significant metal–metal bonding character
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Symmetry of [N–X–N]+halogen bonds in solution

Bromous and iodous halogen bonds are symmetric in solution as demonstrated by a combined solution NMR spectroscopic and computational investigation.

Graphical abstract: Symmetry of [N–X–N]+halogen bonds in solution
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Modular synthesis of supramolecular ureidopyrimidinonepeptide conjugates using an oxime ligation strategy

Peptide-conjugates can conveniently be synthesized by coupling of supramolecular building blocks to peptide sequences through chemoselective chemistry, and they self-assemble into fibrous structures.

Graphical abstract: Modular synthesis of supramolecular ureidopyrimidinone–peptide conjugates using an oxime ligation strategy
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Large-scale ab initio calculations of archetypical ionic liquids

Fully ab initio large-scale calculations of archetypical ionic liquids establish importance of dispersion interactions and many-body effects in Coulombic systems.

Graphical abstract: Large-scale ab initio calculations of archetypical ionic liquids
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Hyperbranched polymers for molecular imaging: designing polymers for parahydrogen induced polarisation (PHIP)

Parahydrogen induced polarisation (PHIP) of a polymer is reported which displays signal enhancements of up to 1500-fold, thus opening new potential avenues for polymeric molecular imaging.

Graphical abstract: Hyperbranched polymers for molecular imaging: designing polymers for parahydrogen induced polarisation (PHIP)
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Maleimide-functionalised organoruthenium anticancer agents and their binding to thiol-containing biomolecules

RuII(arene) anticancer compounds functionalized with a maleimide moiety interact selectively with thiol-containing biomolecules.

Graphical abstract: Maleimide-functionalised organoruthenium anticancer agents and their binding to thiol-containing biomolecules
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

A modular system for regeneration of NAD cofactors using graphite particles modified with hydrogenase and diaphorase moieties

Pyrolytic graphite particles modified with hydrogenase and an NAD+/NADH cycling enzyme provide a modular heterogeneous catalyst system for regenerating nicotinamide cofactors using H2 and H+ as electron source or sink.

Graphical abstract: A modular system for regeneration of NAD cofactors using graphite particles modified with hydrogenase and diaphorase moieties
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Antibody recognition of fluorinated MUC1 glycopeptide antigens

Specifically fluorinated analogs of the tumor-associated TF6-MUC1(20) glycopeptide antigen are prepared for glycomimetic-based vaccines and show high binding affinities towards mouse serum antibodies from immunizations with structurally related fluorinated and non-fluorinated MUC1-TTox conjugates.

Graphical abstract: Antibody recognition of fluorinated MUC1 glycopeptide antigens
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Rhodium-catalyzed redox allylation reactions of ketones

Allylation of ketones is accomplished using allyl acetate, a rhodium catalyst and bis(pinacolato)diboron.

Graphical abstract: Rhodium-catalyzed redox allylation reactions of ketones
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Theoretical calculations on carbocations involved in the biosynthesis of bergamotenes and related terpenes—the same and not the same

Differences in degrees of delocalization in carbocations involved in the formation of several terpene natural products are revealed.

Graphical abstract: Theoretical calculations on carbocations involved in the biosynthesis of bergamotenes and related terpenes—the same and not the same
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Photocatalytic growth of dendritic silver nanostructures as SERS substrates

We report a one-step photocatalytic synthesis method of dendritic silver nanostructures. Their excellent Raman enhancement allows dilute analyte detection via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Photocatalytic growth of dendritic silver nanostructures as SERS substrates
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Real-time monitoring of the aging of single plasmonic copper nanoparticles

The growth and surface oxidation of single Cu nanoparticles were monitored by dark-field microscopy and plasmon resonance Rayleigh scattering spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Real-time monitoring of the aging of single plasmonic copper nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

A four coordinate parent imidevia a titanium nitridyl

The first four-coordinate titanium parent imide complex has been prepared via a transient titanium nitridyl intermediate.

Graphical abstract: A four coordinate parent imidevia a titanium nitridyl
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Membrane labeling and immobilization viacopper-free click chemistry

Derivitization of membrane surfaces via copper-free click chemistry was achieved and characterized via an assay involving liposome biotinylation and microplate immobilization.

Graphical abstract: Membrane labeling and immobilization viacopper-free click chemistry
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Aminoborylation/Suzuki–Miyaura tandem cross coupling of aryl iodides as efficient and selective synthesis of unsymmetrical biaryls

Sequential borylation of a first aryl iodide using a dialkylaminoborane followed by a Suzuki–Miyaura cross coupling of second aryl iodide ended up with an efficient, selective and practical synthesis of unsymmetrical biaryls.

Graphical abstract: Aminoborylation/Suzuki–Miyaura tandem cross coupling of aryl iodides as efficient and selective synthesis of unsymmetrical biaryls
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Cerium oxide nanoclusters: commensurate with concepts of polyoxometalate chemistry?

High-nuclearity cerium oxide clusters do exist: condensation reactions starting from cerium coordination polymers result in ligand-terminated {CeIII/IV10} and {CeIII/IV22} oxide clusters, which exhibit formation and structural aspects that are partly similar and partly contrary to classical polyoxometalate chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Cerium oxide nanoclusters: commensurate with concepts of polyoxometalate chemistry?
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Facile synthesis and altered ionization efficiency of diverse Nε-alkyllysine-containing peptides

Diverse alkyllysine-containing peptides can be readily prepared via solid-phase Dess–Martin oxidation/reductive amination. Lysine alkylation can dramatically alter ionization efficiency of peptides.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis and altered ionization efficiency of diverse Nε-alkyllysine-containing peptides
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Mapping the nanoparticle-coating monolayer with NMR pseudocontact shifts

Lanthanide ions Yb3+ and Tb3+ induce pseudo-contact NMR shifts on the signals of the molecules forming the nanoparticle-coating monolayer, this allows the investigation of the average structure of the ligands in the monolayer and also the mapping of the position of other organic molecules bound to it.

Graphical abstract: Mapping the nanoparticle-coating monolayer with NMR pseudocontact shifts
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Ortho-methylated tribenzotriquinacenes—paving the way to curved carbon networks

The synthesized tribenzotriquinacenes carrying up to six ortho-substituents serve as models and starting materials for defective carbon networks.

Graphical abstract: Ortho-methylated tribenzotriquinacenes—paving the way to curved carbon networks
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Multifunctional Giant Amphiphiles via simultaneous copper(I)-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition and living radical polymerization

The one-pot combination of ATRP with CuACC yields chemically addressable, multifunctional Giant Amphiphiles in excellent yields and polydispersity.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional Giant Amphiphiles via simultaneous copper(i)-catalyzed azide–alkyne cycloaddition and living radical polymerization
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Design, synthesis and protein-targeting properties of thioether-linked hydrogen bond surrogate helices

The synthesis and characterization of a new class of hydrogen bond surrogate α-helix mimetics, based on a thioether linkage, is described.

Graphical abstract: Design, synthesis and protein-targeting properties of thioether-linked hydrogen bond surrogate helices
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Seeded growth of two-dimensional dendritic gold nanostructures

Two-dimensional dendritic Au nanostructures are synthesized; their unique pattern suggests strong charge repulsion among primary Au nanocrystals during aggregation.

Graphical abstract: Seeded growth of two-dimensional dendritic gold nanostructures
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Fluorescent coronene monoimide gels via H-bonding induced frustrated dipolar assembly

Two stage self-assembly of novel coronene monoimide (CMI) based gels that results in resurfacing of monomer emission in the aggregated state is reported. This process is attributed to a frustrated head–head dipolar assembly forced by hydrogen bonding.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent coronene monoimide gels via H-bonding induced frustrated dipolar assembly
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Two-photon absorption in porphycenic macrocycles: the effect of tuning the core aromatic electronic structure

Changing the core heteroaromatic electronic structure of porphycene greatly enhances Soret two-photon absorption, via resonance enhancement with Q-band states.

Graphical abstract: Two-photon absorption in porphycenic macrocycles: the effect of tuning the core aromatic electronic structure
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Single-molecule magnetism in cyclopentadienyl-dysprosium chlorides

[Cp2Dy(thf)(μ-Cl)]2 was synthesized from [Cp2Dy(μ-Cl)]n, which crystalizes as two polymorphs, a dimer with n = 2 and a chain-like polymer with n = ∞. All three compounds show slow relaxation of magnetization, and in [Cp2Dy(thf)(μ-Cl)]2 the quantum tunnelling was found to be exchange-biased.

Graphical abstract: Single-molecule magnetism in cyclopentadienyl-dysprosium chlorides
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Precision polyelectrolytes

Polyanions with controlled microstructures were synthesized by sequence-controlled copolymerization of tert-butyl 4-vinyl benzoate with N-substituted maleimides, followed by a selective hydrolytic step.

Graphical abstract: Precision polyelectrolytes
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Synthesis of glucaminium-based ionic liquids and their application in the removal of boron from water

A novel class of ionic liquids (ILs), exhibiting high selectivity towards boron species as well as the ability to phase separate from water, were synthesized from N-methyl-D-glucamine.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of glucaminium-based ionic liquids and their application in the removal of boron from water
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

FRET detection of amyloid β-peptide oligomerization using a fluorescent protein probe presenting a pseudo-amyloid structure

A sensor protein presenting a pseudo-amyloid structure can preferentially detect oligomeric assemblies of Aβ1-42 wild-type and its mutants.

Graphical abstract: FRET detection of amyloid β-peptide oligomerization using a fluorescent protein probe presenting a pseudo-amyloid structure
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Thioamide quenching of intrinsic protein fluorescence

Thioamides quench tryptophan and tyrosine fluorescence in a distance-dependent manner and thus can be used to monitor the binding of thioamide-containing peptides to proteins.

Graphical abstract: Thioamide quenching of intrinsic protein fluorescence
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Continuous flow synthesis of conjugated polymers

Continuous flow synthesis of conjugated polymers resulted in excellent molecular mass distributions with significantly reduced reaction times compared to conventional batch reactions.

Graphical abstract: Continuous flow synthesis of conjugated polymers
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Calix[4]arene-supported rare earth octahedra

A series of calix[4]arene-supported LnIII6 clusters are synthesised under facile bench top conditions. These represent an important entry into polynuclear lanthanide cluster chemistry with these versatile ligands, and based on prior studies, suggest that a LnIII-calix[4]arene fragment may be used in the construction of alternative assemblies.

Graphical abstract: Calix[4]arene-supported rare earth octahedra
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Diverse organo-peptide macrocyclesvia a fast and catalyst-free oxime/intein-mediated dual ligation

A novel method is reported to afford macrocyclic organo-peptide hybrids via reaction between a trifunctional synthetic precursor and an intein-fusion precursor protein.

Graphical abstract: Diverse organo-peptide macrocyclesvia a fast and catalyst-free oxime/intein-mediated dual ligation
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Highly tunable arylated cinchona alkaloids as bifunctional catalysts

We report the design and evaluation of a library of chiral bifunctional organocatalysts in which the distance between the catalytically active units can be systematically varied.

Graphical abstract: Highly tunable arylated cinchona alkaloids as bifunctional catalysts
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Light-activated gating and permselectivity in interfacial architectures combining “caged” polymer brushes and mesoporous thin films

“Caged” macromolecular building blocks can endow mesoporous thin films with light responsiveness and lead to the creation of functional hybrid ensembles with phototriggered permselective properties.

Graphical abstract: Light-activated gating and permselectivity in interfacial architectures combining “caged” polymer brushes and mesoporous thin films
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Sulfo-click reaction via in situ generated thioacids and its application in kinetic target-guided synthesis

9-Fluorenylmethyl thioesters are rapidly deprotected and in situ reacted further with sulfonylazides to give N-acyl sulfonamides with 3.5% DBU/DMF at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: Sulfo-click reaction via in situ generated thioacids and its application in kinetic target-guided synthesis
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Chemical and light triggering of peptide networks under partial thermodynamic control

We describe the synthesis, characterization and manipulation of small peptide-based dynamic combinatorial libraries, in which product formation is governed both by autocatalytic efficiency of the molecules and their thermodynamic stability.

Graphical abstract: Chemical and light triggering of peptide networks under partial thermodynamic control
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Local structural distortion of BaZrxTi1−xO3nanocrystals synthesized at room temperature

Sub-15 nm BaZrxTi1−xO3 nanocrystals synthesized at room temperature exhibit noncentrosymmetric regions whose volume fraction depends on the chemical composition of the nanocrystal.

Graphical abstract: Local structural distortion of BaZrxTi1−xO3nanocrystals synthesized at room temperature
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Palladium-catalyzed hydroacyloxylation of ynamides

In the presence of substoichiometric Pd(OAc)2, carboxylic acids undergo highly regio- and stereoselective additions to ynamides to provide α-acyloxyenamides.

Graphical abstract: Palladium-catalyzed hydroacyloxylation of ynamides
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Synthesis and reactivity of a uranyl-imidazolyl complex

The synthesis and reactivity of a novel uranium organometallic complex is described. Its stability is derived from saturation of the uranyl equatorial plane by “ate” complex formation.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and reactivity of a uranyl-imidazolyl complex
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

An optimized isotopic labelling strategy of isoleucine-γ2 methyl groups for solution NMR studies of high molecular weight proteins

An efficient synthetic route is proposed to produce the biosynthetic precursor for the specific labelling of Ile methyl-γ2 groups in proteins.

Graphical abstract: An optimized isotopic labelling strategy of isoleucine-γ2 methyl groups for solution NMR studies of high molecular weight proteins
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Photolabile protecting groups in metal–organic frameworks: preventing interpenetration and masking functional groups

A 2-nitrobenzyl ether protects a hydroxyl functional group and prevents lattice interpenetration in a cubic MOF derived from zinc(II).

Graphical abstract: Photolabile protecting groups in metal–organic frameworks: preventing interpenetration and masking functional groups
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Measuring rapid kinetics by a potentiometric method in droplet-based microfluidic devices

An ion-selective electrode is used to measure rapid kinetics in droplet-based microfluidic devices.

Graphical abstract: Measuring rapid kinetics by a potentiometric method in droplet-based microfluidic devices
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Synthesis of an insulated molecular wire by click polymerization

A new method for the synthesis of an organic-soluble insulated molecular wire with permethylated cyclodextrin via click polymerization was developed.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of an insulated molecular wire by click polymerization
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Single electron transfer (SET) activity of the dialkyl-amido sodium zincate [(TMEDA)·Na(μ-TMP)(μ-tBu)Zn(tBu)] towards TEMPO and chalcone

A sodium zincate more accustomed to Brønsted basic applications, has been utilised in single electron transfer reactions with TEMPO and chalcone.

Graphical abstract: Single electron transfer (SET) activity of the dialkyl-amido sodium zincate [(TMEDA)·Na(μ-TMP)(μ-tBu)Zn(tBu)] towards TEMPO and chalcone
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Studies on the reactivity of group 15 Zintl ions with carbodiimides: synthesis and characterization of a heptaphosphaguanidine dianion

Reaction of [HP7]2− with one equivalent of bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)carbodiimide yielded the exo-functionalized cluster [P7C(NDipp)(NHDipp)]2− (Dipp = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl) - a unique example of an amidine-functionalized Zintl cluster anion.

Graphical abstract: Studies on the reactivity of group 15 Zintl ions with carbodiimides: synthesis and characterization of a heptaphosphaguanidine dianion
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Atom arrangement strategy for designing a turn-on 1H magnetic resonance probe: a dual activatable probe for multimodal detection of hypochlorite

Atom arrangement strategy for designing a turn-on 1H magnetic resonance probe.

Graphical abstract: Atom arrangement strategy for designing a turn-on 1H magnetic resonance probe: a dual activatable probe for multimodal detection of hypochlorite
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Fabricating graphene supercapacitors: highlighting the impact of surfactants and moieties

We highlight the impact of surfactants, routinely used in the fabrication of graphene, which can significantly influence the performance of supercapacitors.

Graphical abstract: Fabricating graphene supercapacitors: highlighting the impact of surfactants and moieties
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Tambjamine alkaloids and related synthetic analogs: efficient transmembrane anion transporters

The tambjamine alkaloids and related synthetic analogs are potent transmembrane anion tranporters promoting bicarbonate/chloride exchange in model phospholipid liposomes and discharging pH gradients in living cells.

Graphical abstract: Tambjamine alkaloids and related synthetic analogs: efficient transmembrane anion transporters
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
Communication

Organocatalytic trifluoromethylation of imines using phase-transfer catalysis with phenoxides. A general platform for catalytic additions of organosilanes to imines

A new approach to additions of silicon nucleophiles to imines was developed, based on the phase-transfer of phenoxides, overcoming the inability of amide adducts in promoting the reactions.

Graphical abstract: Organocatalytic trifluoromethylation of imines using phase-transfer catalysis with phenoxides. A general platform for catalytic additions of organosilanes to imines
From the themed collection: Emerging Investigators 2012
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