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Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05718J, Communication
The biggest problem in visible-to-UV photon upconversion—the quenching of upconverted emission by sensitizers—was solved by employing a superior sensitizer with less UV absorption intensity.
Heike M. A. Ehmann, Tamilselvan Mohan, Maria Koshanskaya, Sylvia Scheicher, Doris Breitwieser, Volker Ribitsch, Karin Stana-Kleinschek and Stefan Spirk
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05254D, Communication
The anticoagulant activity of surfaces decorated with cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) prepared via sulfuric acid hydrolysis, is explored.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06621A, Communication
Multifunctional thermosensitive dendrimeric nanocarriers were generated via tailored surface modification Such design ont only facilited the rapid endosomal escape of dendrimers, but also achieved tunable surface hydrophobicity, which could be...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05768F, Communication
A multi-functionalized CNNS probe was designed by loading different dye-ssDNAs and folate on CNNS, which was used for in situ fluorescence imaging and sensing of intracellular multiple microRNAs.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05960C, Communication
CH3NH3PbI3 based photodetectors were fabricated by a facile low-cost process with much enhanced performance. The rise time changed from 2.7s to 0.02s, the decay time from 0.5s to 0.02s, the...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06740A, Communication
A new phenanthroimidazole-rhodamine conjugate constitutes a unique example of the role of a secondary bond in achieving a distinct TBET process induced by the Hg(II)-η2-arene π-interaction in pure aqueous medium...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06847E, Communication
Existence of “the excited state C–C bond cleavage–luminescence” phenomenon was demonstrated by utilizing intermolecular energy transfer from the excited-triplet benzophenone to 2,2-di(4-biphenylyl)-1-methylenecyclopropane (3). An excellent linear relationship between the intensity...
Dik-Lung Ma, Daniel Shiu-Hin Chan, Guo Wei, Hai-Jing Zhong, Hui Yang, Lai To Leung, Elizabeth A. Gullen, Pauline Chiu, Yung-Chi Cheng and Chung-Hang Leung
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04498C, Communication
Amentoflavone has been identified as a JAK2 inhibitor by structure-based virtual screening of a natural product library. In silico optimization using the DOLPHIN model yielded analogues with enhanced potency against JAK2.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05286B, Communication
Metal ion promoted conversion of catechol to a p-quinone derivative is reported.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06171C, Communication
Metal–metal redox synergy is introduced, for the first time, for B–H functionalization of inert dicarba-dodecaboranes under mild conditions in high yields.
Peng Li, Yabing He, Hadi D. Arman, Rajamani Krishna, Hailong Wang, Linhong Weng and Banglin Chen
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05506C, Communication
A unique six-fold interpenetrated hydrogen-bonded organic framework (HOF-4) has been constructed for highly selective separation of C2H4/C2H6 at room temperature and normal pressure.
Yan-Jiun Lee, Yadagiri Kurra, Yanyan Yang, Jessica Torres-Kolbus, Alexander Deiters and Wenshe R. Liu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06435F, Communication
A number of non-canonical amino acids (NCAAs) with unstrained olefins are genetically encoded using mutant pyrrolysyl-tRNA synthetase–tRNAPylCUA pairs for catalyst-free labeling with tetrazine dyes.
Wentai Wang, Ehsan Eftekhari, Guangshan Zhu, Xiwang Zhang, Zifeng Yan and Qin Li
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05295A, Communication
CDs–GO membranes with tunable permeation were fabricated by embedding carbon dots (CDs) between graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04962D, Communication
MgCl2 accelerates the CO2 insertion as a non-innocent additive and the one-electron reduction process as one reagent in the Ni-catalyzed carboxylation of benzyl chloride with CO2.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05102E, Communication
A highly sensitive and specific mRNA assay is developed with a real-time fluorescence LCR by using a ribonucleotide-modified DNA probe.
Ariela Burg, Dror Shamir, Inna Shusterman, Haya Kornweitz and Dan Meyerstein
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05852F, Communication
The reaction Co(H2O)62+ + H2O2 proceeds via a transient that decomposes into CoII(H2O)(OOH)(OH)2 + CO3˙. Plausible biological implications are pointed out.
Antonio Fernández, Esteban Alvarez, Ramón Alvarez-Manzaneda, Rachid Chahboun and Enrique Alvarez-Manzaneda
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05116E, Communication
A short synthetic sequence for the preparation of merosesquiterpenes with a benzoxanthene skeleton starting from (−)-sclareol is reported. The D ring of the target compound is obtained through a Diels–Alder cycloaddition.
Cheng Zheng, Ai-Xian Zheng, Bo Liu, Xiao-Long Zhang, Yu He, Juan Li, Huang-Hao Yang and Guonan Chen
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05339G, Communication
One-pot synthesized DNA-templated Ag/Pt bimetallic nanoclusters possess highly-efficient peroxidase-like catalytic activity and are applied to design a colorimetric aptasensor for the protein detection with high sensitivity and selectivity.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06074A, Communication
A tetracarboxylic acid-appended thiacalix[4]arene-based ligand with Tb3+ formed a supramolecular gel which showed novel fluorogenic sensor capability for probing alanine and proteins containing alanine.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05935B, Communication
A Cys probe is prepared. It can be included into the cavity of a water-soluble pillar[5]arene. This WP5⊃probe complex shows no response toward Cys under neutral conditions in water, while the release of the Cys probe can be realized in an acidic microenvironment.
Stefania Rapino, Emanuele Treossi, Vincenzo Palermo, Massimo Marcaccio, Francesco Paolucci and Francesco Zerbetto
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06368F, Communication
From themed collection Scanning Probe Studies of Molecular Systems
Electrostatic interactions with the molecular mediator control imaging of graphene oxide by scanning electrochemical microscopy.
Y. Lee, N. M. Zacharias, D. Piwnica-Worms and P. K. Bhattacharya
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06199C, Communication
Here we present a novel hyperpolarization method, Chemical Reaction-Induced Multi-molecular Polarization (CRIMP), which could be applied to the study of several in vivo processes simultaneously including glycolysis, TCA cycle, fatty acid synthesis and pH mapping.
Xia Zhao, Lipeng Zhang, Tianjiao Li, Guiyan Liu, Haomeng Wang and Kui Lu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05237D, Communication
A p-toluenesulphonic acid promoted, iodine catalyzed direct sulphenylation reaction of pyrazolones with aryl sulphonyl hydrazides has been developed.
M. Bele, P. Jovanovič, A. Pavlišič, B. Jozinović, M. Zorko, A. Rečnik, E. Chernyshova, S. Hočevar, N. Hodnik and M. Gaberšček
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05637J, Communication
We present a novel, scaled-up sol–gel synthesis which enables one to produce 20 g batches of highly active and stable carbon supported PtCu3 nanoparticles as cathode materials for low temperature fuel cell application.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06641C, Communication
A calixpyrrole bearing a tethered imidazolium functional group was prepared in the form of its bromide salt. This compound was found to undergo self-assembly to produce supramolecular polymers, wherein both...

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