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Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02791A, Communication
Photoelectrochemical (PEC) assay as a newly emerging and vibrantly developing analytical technique has attracted great research interests in sensitive detection of various analytes because of its desirable merits over traditional...
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01289B, Feature Article
From themed collection Pharmaceutical Solids
Design and synthesis of pharmaceutical cocrystals have received great interest in the recent years. Cocrystallization of drug substances offer a tremendous opportunity for the development of new drug products with...
Juhoon Lee, Nolan W. Waggoner, Luis Polanco, Ga Rim You, Vincent Lynch, Sung Kuk Kim, Simon M. Humphrey and Jonathan L Sessler
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03471C, Communication
From themed collection Host–guest chemistry
A 3-dimensional networked molecular cage, NMC-1, has been synthesized. This macrocycle-based framework was prepared from a solvothermal reaction involving a flexible organic building block, calix[4]pyrrole dibenzoic acid (H2L), and Pr(NO3)3.6H2O....
Jing-Yin Xu, Lin-Feng Gao, Chenxia Hu, Zhi-Yuan Zhu, Min Zhao, Qiang Wang and Haoli Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03206K, Communication
Ultrathin uniform BP nanosheets with lateral dimensions up to several tens of micrometers were prepared via small molecule–assisted liquid phase exfoliation method, which exhibited attractive electron accepting abilities from photosensitizers...
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02325H, Communication
Two-armed lanthanide-binding tags induce significant long-range paramagnetic effects in the NMR spectra of attached proteins. An enantiomeric pair of rigid, two-armed, cyclen-based tags are reported that produce markedly different effects...
Wenqiang Li, Shiyong Gao, L. Li, Shujie Jiao, Hongtao Li, Jinzhong Wang, Qingjiang Yu, Yong Zhang, Dongbo Wang and Liancheng Zhao
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02072K, Communication
Self-assembled of two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets and one-dimensional (1D) nanorods into three-dimensional (3D) double-sided comb-like ZnO nanostructures have been successfully synthesized via a simple one-step hydrothermal method on Si and ITO...
Yun Huang, John J. Ferrie, Xing Chen, Yitao Zhang, D. Miklos Szantai-Kis, David M. Chenoweth and E. James Petersson
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00105J, Communication
From themed collection Foldamers
Adjacent thioamides can have electronic interactions that alter spectral properties and fluorescence quenching.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC90240E, Correction
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03157A, Communication
A strategy for dual transition metal catalysis and organocatalysis is reported via disintegration of a single rhodium complex. Conveniently, the chiral-at-metal rhodium precatalyst can be synthesized in just two steps starting from rhodium trichloride without the need for any chromatography.
Eriko Aoyama, Hirokazu Fuchida, Yuji Oshikawa, Shohei Uchinomiya and Akio Ojida
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03336A, Communication
A new glutathione (GSH)-responsive traceless tag that facilitates intracellular delivery of small molecule chemical probes has been developed.
Dennis van Vörden, Ben Wortmann, Nico Schmidt, Manfred Lange, Roberto Robles, Lothar Brendel, Christian A. Bobisch and Rolf Möller
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02959K, Communication
Upon heating FeOEP-Cl reacts to FeTBP in many individual steps. STM can be used to distinguish the individual intermediate states and in combination with numerical simulations the reaction rates and activation energies can be calculated.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03672D, Communication
Ligand-controlled decarboxylative coupling of benzyl enol carbonates provides dearomatized products via enantiospecific coupling or alpha-aromatic ketones via dearomatization–rearomatization.
B. Zoetebier, A. Sohrabi, B. Lou, M. A. Hempenius, W. E. Hennink and G. J. Vancso
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02733D, Communication
Polycationic poly(ferrocenylsilane)s (PFS) with tunable amounts of PEG side chains were used for the condensation of DNA into polyplexes of 110 nm in 5.0 mM HEPES.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03226E, Communication
Cocrystal formation of heterocyclic bases with halogenated aromatic acids increases the tendency for stacking and with this an increase in structural isotropy occurs that leads to crystal elasticity.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03867K, Communication
A light-driven approach combined with a macroporous reactor for the enzymatic biocatalytic reaction has been developed by confining the enzyme/photosensitizer nanohybrids in a macroporous material, which exhibits high bio-conversion efficiency due to the fast diffusion and collision between the enzyme/photosensitizer nanohybrid and the substrate in the reactor.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03727E, Communication
The number of defects in a series of Zr/Hf-MOFs was found to correlate quantitatively with their catalytic activity.
M. Boterashvili, T. Shirman, R. Popovitz-Biro, Q. Wen, M. Lahav and M. E. van der Boom
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03352K, Communication
We report here how the crystallinity of AuNPs and the choice of binding sites of molecular cross-linkers control their aggregation.
Matthew D. Hartle, Mayra Delgado, John D. Gilbertson and Michael D. Pluth
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01373B, Communication
Inclusion of a hydrogen bond accepting motif in the secondary coordination sphere of a pyridinediimine ligand enables formation of a stable Zn–SH adduct. We report here reversible coordination of HS to Zn(didpa)Cl2 to form [Zn(didpa)Cl2SH], which is stabilized by an intramolecular hydrogen bond.
Jie Han, Qiyan Ji, Hongbo Li, Gang Li, Song Qiu, Hai-Bei Li, Qichun Zhang, Hehua Jin, Qingwen Li and Jin Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01558A, Communication
4HP exhibits high selectivity for large-diameter s-SWCNTs.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03176E, Communication
A two-step oxidation–sulfuration route is developed to fabricate the bundle-like Sb2S3 micron-structure, in which hundreds of 1D nanowires are tied.
Sravan K. Thummanapelli, Seyedmorteza Hosseyni, Yijin Su, Novruz G. Akhmedov and Xiaodong Shi
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03032G, Communication
We describe herein a gold-catalyzed rearrangement of propargyl esters followed by allene–ene cyclization to afford substituted bicyclic [4.4.0] dihydronaphthalene compounds.
Na Li, Jian Xu, Rui Feng, Tong-Liang Hu and Xian-He Bu
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02931K, Feature Article
Stability of MOFs is a crucial issue for their practical applications, which might be improved by varying their chemical composition and/or structurally tuning them. Several strategies for enhancing the stability of MOFs were provided.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02142E, Communication
From themed collection Foldamers
A bottom-up design rationale was used to select an alternating β/γ-peptide motif which folds into a well-defined 13-helix in solution.
Haocheng Sun, Xiaomeng Hou, Qiulong Wei, Huawei Liu, Kecheng Yang, Wei Wang, Qinyou An and Yaoguang Rong
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03740B, Communication
This is an Accepted Manuscript, which has been through the RSC Publishing peer review process and has been accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts are published online shortly after acceptance. This version of the article will be replaced by the fully edited, formatted and proof read Advance Article as soon as this is available.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03063G, Communication
We first reported an anionic metal-organic framework for electrode material electrochemical detection of Cu2+. The modified electrode shows an excellent selectivity, high stability and sensitivity, wide linear range and lower...

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