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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05044D, Communication
A phosphine-mediated α-alkoxy anion generation enables an umpolung approach toward nitrone construction. The reaction exhibits a high degree of chemoselectivity for 1,2-dicarbonyls, even in the presence of aldehydes. The synthetic...
Stefano Masiero, Silvia Pieraccini, Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu, Michael A. Terzidis, Enrico Junior Baldassarri, Giovanna Fragneto and Paolo Mariani
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04275A, Communication
The self-assembly of a lipophilic derivative of (5'S)-5',8-cyclo-2'-deoxyguanosine, a mutagenic product formed by hydroxyl radical attack against DNA, has been investigated. This derivative forms, with high fidelity, a dodecameric complex...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03344B, Communication
A new amide monomer for step growth polymerisation is reported: the chemistry exploits a bulky malonamide for the synthesis of polyesters. No additives are needed and the only by-product, an...
Rocio Bueno-Perez, Ana Martin-Calvo, Paula Gómez-Álvarez, Juan Jose Gutierrez-Sevillano, Patrick Jacques Merkling, Thijs J H Vlugt, Titus van Erp, David Dubbeldam and Sofia Calero
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03745F, Communication
This study reveals efficient enantiomeric separation of bioactive molecules in liquid phase. Chiral structure H-MOF-1 separates racemic mixtures whereas heteroselectivity is observed for scalemic mixtures of ibuprofen using non-chiral MIL-47...
Lipeng He, Jianjun Liang, Yong Cong, Xin Chen and Weifeng Bu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04243C, Communication
A metallosupramolecular polymer (MP-Zn) bearing dibenzo-24-crown-8 (DB24C8) arms is constructed by coordinating Zn2+ with a conjugated bis-terpyridine ligand, which indicates concentration-dependent emissions from cyan to white to yellow. Successively, reversible...
Yan-Qiu Sun, Yilong Lei, Jing Gao, Xuhui Sun, shenghuang lin, Qiaoliang Bao, Qing Liao, Shuit-Tong Lee and LS Liao
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04794J, Communication
Two-dimensional (2D) hexagonal microsheets of 8-hydroxyquinoline zinc (Znq2) were synthesized readily via a mixed solvent induced self-assembly method. The 2D optical waveguiding properties of the microsheets have been clearly revealed...
Klaus H Theopold, Jingmei Shen, Glenn Yap, William E Barker IV and William Geiger
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03332A, Communication
From themed collection Non-Innocent Ligands
An electron-transfer series of octahedral α-diimine complexes [(HLCy)3Cr]n+(BARF)n (n = 2, 1, 0) has been synthesized and crystallographically characterized. Cyclic voltammetry indicated additional formation of [(HLCy)3Cr]3+. The molecular structures suggested...
Etienne Pair, Christophe Berini, Romain Noël, Morgane Sanselme, Vincent Levacher and Jean-François Brière
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04852K, Communication
A novel multicomponent domino Knoevenagel-aza-Michael-cyclocondensation reaction with Meldrum's acid leading to a straightforward synthesis of 1,5-diazabicyclo[3.3.0]-octane-2,6-diones upon a tandem organocatalytic regime.
Zhilong Li, Tsz-Fai Leung and Rongbiao Tong
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05248J, Communication
The first, diastereoselective total syntheses of musellarins A-C were achieved concisely with 7.8%-9.8% yields in 15-16 steps. The key synthetic features include (i) Achmatowicz rearrangement, Kishi reduction, and Friedel-Crafts cyclization...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04929B, Communication
Lithiomethyl trimethylammonium triflate, prepared from tetramethylammonium triflate, efficiently cyclopropanates several styrenes and stilbenes with electron-donating and selected electron-withdrawing substituents. Kinetic data supports a stepwise nucleophilic addition-ring closure mechanism for this...
Wei Zeng, Ying Xie, Tengfei Chen, Shaomin Fu, Xingshu Li, Yuanfu Deng and Huanfeng Jiang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04676E, Communication
The palladium-catalyzed oxidative [3+2] cycloaddition of N-(2-pyridyl) ketoimines with internal alkynes has been developed. The transformation is proposed to proceed by direct Csp3-Csp coupling reaction in which pyridyl moiety from...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04169K, Communication
A facile method to construct chiral organoiridium-functionalized periodic mesoporous organosilica is developed. The heterogeneous catalyst displays excellent catalytic efficiency in the enantioselective reduction of α-cyanoacetophenones and α-nitroacetophenones in aqueous medium...
Wenxiu Yang, Yanling Zhai, Xiaoyu Yue, Yize Wang and Jianbo Jia
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03987D, Communication
Herein, a novel type of porous carbon composite membrane (PCCM) based on the low-cost common filter paper via a simple route is reported. The obtained material exhibited excellent electrocatalytic activities...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05026F, Communication
Monodispersed nickel phosphide (Ni2P) nanoparticles were for the first time applied to photocatalytic hydrogen evolution from lactic acid aqueous solution under visible light LED irradiation using CdS nanorods as photosensitizer....
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04764H, Communication
trans-2-Aryl-3-nitro-cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxylates when reacted with nitriles in the presence of tin(IV) chloride afford 2,4,5-trisubstituted oxazoles in good to excellent yields. The reactions take place through in situ generation of aroylmethylidene malonates...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05307A, Communication
An efficient room-temperature palladium-catalyzed direct 2-arylation of benzoxazoles with aryl bromides is presented. The Pd(OAc)2/NiXantphos-based catalyst enables the introduction of various aryl and heteroaryl groups, via deprotonative cross-coupling process (DCCP)...
R E Mulvey, A R Kennedy, Sarah M Leenhouts, john liggat, Antonio Jesus Martinez-Martinez, Kimberley Miller, Charles T O'Hara, Phil O'Keefe and Alan Steven
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04959D, Communication
A general thermolysis reaction for the transformation of Group 1 TMP compounds (LiTMP, NaTMP, KTMP) to 1-aza-allylic TTHP derivatives is reported. TMEDA accelerates the reaction and produces the crystalline complexes...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04776A, Communication
A sensitive and versatile surface plasmon resonance bioassay was proposed for the detection of DNA and Ramos cell by combining the target-triggering isothermal exponential amp- lification with the magnetic nanoparticle-based...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04428B, Communication
We report a sensitive and selective approach for DNA methyltransferase (MTase) activity assay and MTase inhibitor screening by coupling the fluorescence quenching of graphene oxide with site-specific cleavage of a...
A Srinivasan, Derry Holaday M G, Gourav Tarafdar, Adinarayana B and M L P Lakshmipathy Reddy
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04775C, Communication
Pd(II) complex of 5,15-porphodimethene is shown as a chemodosimeteric sensor where it selectively senses cyanide ion, monitored through electronic spectral analysis and identified by naked eye. The possible binding mechanism...
Swaminathan Shanmugan, Damiano Cani and Paolo P. Pescarmona
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03756A, Communication
An octacarboxy-silsesquioxane was designed and synthesised through a multiple-step regioselective reaction. This novel hybrid inorganic-organic compound presents highly attractive features for application as building block, as it has a robust,...
Ryusuke Iwata, Kanjiro Uda, Daisuke Takahashi and Kazunobu Toshima
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04753B, Communication
The glycosylation reactions of glycosyl trichloroacetimidates and several alcohols using an organophotoacid as an activator with photoirradiation proceeded smoothly to give the corresponding glycosides in high yields. The organophotoacid was...
Tugce Ayvali, Pierre Lecante, Pier-Francesco Fazzini, Angélique Gillet, Bruno Chaudret and Karine Philippot
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04816D, Communication
Ultra-small monodisperse rhenium nanoparticles (Re NPs; ca. 1.0-1.2 nm) were easily prepared by reducing the organometallic complex [Re2(C3H5)4] under a dihydrogen atmosphere in mild reaction conditions (3 bar H2; 120°C)....
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03975K, Communication
We report an efficient method for the synthesis of organo-functionalized mesoporous silica nanospheres (MSNs) with high-level organo-functionalizaion using TEOS and chlorosilanes as precursors. The phenyl-functionalized MSNs with superhydrophobic surface properties...
Xiang Sun, Changgong Zhou, ming xie, Tao Hu, Hongtao Sun, Guoqing Xin, Gongkai Wang, Steven George and Jie Lian
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04580G, Communication
Uniform amorphous vanadium oxide films were coated on graphene via atomic layer deposition and the nano-composite displays an exceptional capacity of ~900 mAh g-1 at 200 mAg-1 with an excellent...

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