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Chemical Communications

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Yue Lu, Ran Mo, Wanyi Tai, Wujin Sun, Dennis B. Pacardo, Chenggen Qian, Qundong Shen, Frances S. Ligler and Zhen Gu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07004F, Communication
Self-folded redox/acid dual-responsive nanocarriers (RAD-NCs) with targeting ligands are developed for physiologically triggered delivery of anticancer drugs.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07408D, Communication
The first example of “stimuli-responsive” tetraazaporphyrin (TAP) group 15 complexes has been prepared. Optical properties of TAPs can be switched across the entire UV-vis region.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06709F, Communication
Flash chemistry enabled generation and reactions of short-lived α-(trifluoromethyl)vinyllithium, and the method was successfully applied to three-component synthesis of α-trifluoromethylamides.
Ali Shaygan-Nia, Sravendra Rana, Diana Döhler, Xafier Noirfalise, Alice Belfiore and Wolfgang H Binder
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07774A, Communication
A facile and robust approach for the synthesis of highly dispersed copper nanoparticles decorated graphene nanosheets is provided, useful as a recyclable and reusable heterogeneous catalyst with excellent catalytic activity...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07478E, Communication
It has been shown that CyMe4-BTPhen-functionalized silica-coated maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are capable of quantitative separation of Am(III) from Eu(III) from HNO3 solutions.
Kenta Nakagawa, Heather Harper-Lovelady, Yuji Tanaka, Masahito Tanaka, Masayuki Yamato and Toru Asahi
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49328H, Communication
A novel method for fabricating anisotropic collagen membranes is developed. The HAUP method is used for simultaneous and quantitative evaluations of the optical anisotropy and optical activity.
Yuan-Yuan Zhu, Ting-Ting Yin, Shang-Da Jiang, Anne-Laure Barra, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Petr Neugebauer, Raphael Marx, María Dörfel, Bing-Wu Wang, Zong-Quan Wu, Joris van Slageren and Song Gao
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07580C, Communication
The axial symmetry of an FeIII4 SMM is broken by the interaction of the molecule with the disordered solvent molecules.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07729F, Communication
The etching mechanism of silver nanoparticles was investigated.
Takeshi Takeda, Ryosuke Obata, Daisuke Muramatsu, Yuichiro Takeda and Akira Tsubouchi
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07371A, Communication
The fluoride free cross-coupling between aryldimethylsilanes and organic halides proceeded in the presence of monocopper(I) alkoxide of ethylene glycol. The similar reaction of alkenyldimethylsilanes also took place with complete retention of configuration.
Angeliki A. Athanasopoulou, Melanie Pilkington, Catherine P. Raptopoulou, Albert Escuer and Theocharis C. Stamatatos
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07192A, Communication
The use of N-salicylidene-2-amino-5-chlorobenzoic acid as a ligand in Ni(II) chemistry has afforded a Ni26 cluster with a ‘rabbit-face’-like topology, as well as a Ni18 compound with an unusual ‘molecular chain’ structure.
Johannes L. Vrijdag, Francisca Delgado, Nerea Alonso, Wim M. De Borggraeve, Natalia Pérez-Macias and Jesus Alcázar
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07129H, Communication
Preparation of amides from low nucleophilic heterocyclic amines is achieved in 2 minutes under mild conditions.
Tarun Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Ramanathan, Pabudi Weerathunge, Mahsa Mohammadtaheri, Hemant Kumar Daima, Ravi Shukla and Vipul Bansal
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07275H, Communication
A new ultrafast and highly sensitive ‘turn-off/turn-on’ biosensing approach that combines the intrinsic peroxidase-like activity of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with the high affinity and specificity of a ssDNA aptamer is presented.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07796B, Communication
The application of 2-arylcyclopropylmethanols as a substitute to homoallyl aryl alcohols and their reactions with aliphatic aldehydes in the presence of SnCl4 in CH2Cl2 leads to an efficient Prins cyclization...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08063G, Communication
A high rate of 2.23 mmol.h-1.g-1 (quantum efficiency of 6.67% at 400 nm) for visible light driven photocatalytic H2 evolution can be achieved with g-C3N4 by alkalization of the solution...
Meng Shen, Zhiping Yan, Lei Yang, Pingwu Du, Jingyu Zhang and Bin Xiang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07351G, Communication
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) with a layered structure has attracted much attention on photocatalytic water splitting for hydrogen production owing to its chemical stability. However, the inherent stacking property screens part...
Yakun Song, Songtao Lv, Xicheng Liu, Xianggao Li, Shirong Wang, Huiyun Wei, Dongmei Li, Yin Xiao and Qingbo Meng
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06493C, Communication
Two TPB-based HTMs were synthesized and their energy levels were tuned to match with perovskite by introducing electron-donating groups asymmetrically. The TPBC based doping-free perovskite solar cell afforded an impressive...
Zhiwen Chen, minghong wu, Chan-Hung Shek, Chi-Man Lawrence Wu and Joseph K. L. Lai
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06970F, Feature Article
Tin oxide materials are a class of unique semiconductor materials with widespread technological applications because of their valuable semiconducting, gas sensing, electrical and optical properties in the fields of macro/mesoscopic...
Dmitry Kurouski, Joseph Handen, Rina K Dukor, Lawrence Nafie and Igor Lednev
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05002A, Communication
The vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra of microcrystals of fibril-forming peptides have been measured for the first time. VCD spectra were measured and compared for microcrystals and fibrils formed from...
Jennifer Gifford, Jamee Bresee, Carly Jo Carter, Guankui Wang, Roberta Worthington, Christian Melander and Dan Feldheim
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06236A, Communication
Antimicrobial drug discovery has slowed considerably over the last few decades. One major cause for concern is the lack of innovative approaches to treat infections caused by mycobacteria such as...
Jong Hwa Jung, Sung Ho Jung, Ka Young Kim, Shim Sung Lee and Joon-Hwa Lee
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07274J, Communication
A tetra-imidazole-appended tetrakis(p-phenylene)ethylene 1-Cu2+ ensemble was found to enhancement fluorescence upon addition of histidine, but not with any other amino acids. The 1-Cu2+ ensemble also selectively detected proteins containing histidine...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07038K, Communication
A straightforward postsynthetic lanthanides functionalization strategy is developed for fabricating highly sensitive ratiometric luminescent nanothermometers based on nanosized MOFs, which highlights the opportunity of a broad range of the nanosized...
xiao-min liu, Su-long Zhang, Meng Yang, Xiaozhen Liao, Hui Yang, Xiaodong Shen and Zi-Feng Ma
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06174H, Communication
Recently LiFeSO4F and its series have attracted intensive scientific interest since they exhibit comparable energy density but superior ionic conductivity to LiFePO4. However, the up-to-date rate capability has not been...
Eric Doris, Dhanaji Jawale, Edmond Gravel, Elise Villemin, Nimesh Shah, Valerie GEERTSEN and Irishi Namboothiri
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07951E, Communication
A novel nanohybrid structure was synthesized by assembling gold nanoparticles on polymerized polydiacetylene nanotubes. The combination of the nanohybrid with gallacetophenone afforded an efficient cooperative co-catalytic system for the oxidative...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05427J, Communication
Molecular nitrogen formation and extensive isotope exchange between 15N18O and surface 16O on defect-rich MnOx/CeO2 was observed.
Andreas K. Kostopoulos, Athanassios D. Katsenis, Jamie M. Frost, Vadim G. Kessler, Euan K. Brechin and Giannis S. Papaefstathiou
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07582J, Communication
A [Cu16II] wheel has been isolated serendipitously from the reaction of acetylacetone dioxime with CuII and LnIII ions. The ligand has been transformed in situ to three different forms, all found within the [Cu16], with the original ligand absent.

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