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Chemical Communications

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Takayoshi Arai, Noriyuki Sugiyama, Hyuma Masu, Sayaka Kado, Shinnosuke Yabe and Masahiro Yamanaka
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02415J, Communication
A 3,3’-bis(aminoimino)BINOL ligand was newly designed and synthesized providing a trinuclear Zn complex upon reaction with Zn(OAc)2. The chiral Zn3(OAc)4-3,3’-bis(aminoimino)binaphthoxide complex catalyzed the asymmetric iodolactonization via formation of Zn-carboxylate through...
Zhi Zhong, Guo can-xiong, Long Chen, Jun Xu and Yanbin Huang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00159A, Communication
Most of the pharmaceutical co-crystals are formed between drug molecules and small molecular compounds. Here, we demonstrate that small molecular drug griseofulvin and poly (ethylene glycol) can also form co-crystals.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02627F, Communication
The kinetically inert mononuclear complex [RuL3](PF6)2 (1:3 mixture of fac and mer isomers), with three pendant binding sites, reacts with labile Cd(II) ions to complete the assembly of a Ru4Cd4...
Hongwei Zhou, Yaru Wang, Zhaohui Zheng, Xiaobin Ding and Yuxing Peng
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01169D, Communication
A “polyrotaxane-interlocked” gel which exhibits periodic swelling/deswelling oscillation without “on/off” switching of external stimuli is presented. The mechanical oscillation is driven by the redox oscillation in the BZ reaction and...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02213K, 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., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01938E, Communication
A water stable zirconium-porphyrin MOF (PCN-222) was synthesized according to the reported method and found to produce a distinct reversible colorimetric and fluorescent "turn-off-turn-on" pH response. The colorimetric response is...
Xianfeng Gao, Jianyang Li, Joel Baker, Yang Hou, Dongsheng Guan, Junhong Chen and Chris Yuan
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01864H, Communication
Free standing TiO2 nanotube array films are fabricated and first applied as electrodes in perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 sensitized solar cells. The device demonstrates improved light absorption with more than 90% of...
Keith Searles, Karlijn Keijzer, Chun-Hsing Chen, Mu-Hyun Baik and Daniel J Mindiola
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01404A, Communication
The first structurally characterized niobium(V) complex possessing a terminal methylidene ligand is reported in high yield from the reaction of [(Ar’O)2Nb(CH3)2Cl] (Ar’ = (2,6-CHPh2)2-4-tBu-C6H2) and two equivalents of H2CPPh3.
Miguel Yus, Olga Soares do Rego Barros, Juan Alberto Sirvent and Francisco Foubelo
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02317J, Communication
The palladium-catalyzed allylation of N-tert-butanesulfinyl imines with allylic alcohols in the presence of InI as reducing reagent takes place with high diastereoselectivity in reasonable yields. The reaction with crotyl alcohol...
Yanyan Jiang, Roger Liang, Dominic Svejkar, Hongxu Lu, Gene Hart-Smith, Wei Scarano and Martina Heide Stenzel
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00616J, Communication
A new micelle delivery platform based on albumin coated nanoparticles is able to selectively deliver the payload to cancerous cells while healthy cells remain less affected. The technology is simply...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49207A, Communication
Copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) thin films were deposited from homogeneous solutions of precursors and directly onto conductive films via selective thermolysis by microwave heating.
Kousuke Moriyama, Kosuke Minamihata, Rie Wakabayashi, Masahiro Goto and Noriho Kamiya
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49766F, Communication
Horseradish peroxidase-mediated oxidative cross-linking of a thiolated poly(ethylene glycol) allows the preparation of a hydrogel that can encapsulate and release living mammalian cells.
Matthew Everett, Andrew Jolleys, William Levason, David Pugh and Gillian Reid
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01407C, Communication
Highly unusual Na+ complexes with neutral tri- and tetra-amines are isolable in good yield from the reaction of NaBArF with the amine in organic media.
Ayuk M. Ako, Yanhua Lan, Oliver Hampe, Eduard Cremades, Eliseo Ruiz, Christopher E. Anson and Annie K. Powell
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01264J, Communication
Experimental and theoretical studies confirm that the maximum possible ground spin state of ST = 83/2 for the Mn19 aggregate is insensitive to replacement of its eight μ3-N3 ligands by μ3-Cl, μ3-Br, μ3-OH or μ3-OMe.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00785A, Communication
AuCo alloy nanoparticles encapsulated in the pores of MIL-101 via the double solvents method combined with the overwhelming reduction approach exert excellent catalytic activity for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane.
Stephan Schöler, Maike H. Wahl, Nicole I. C. Wurster, Arik Puls, Christof Hättig and Gerald Dyker
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01060D, Communication
Palladium(II) complexes of bidentate cycloimidate ligand systems with a triarylmethyl moiety exhibit exceptional downfield shifts in proton NMR spectra due to rare anagostic interactions.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00841C, Communication
Nanotubes with variable hydrophobic interiors were prepared by disassembling anionic micelles in the inner walls of positive charge bearing conjugated polymer nanotubes. The conjugated polymer nanotubes without anionic micelle modification can be used for separation of molecules based on charge and size.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01690D, Communication
Some radionuclides emit optical light, the Cherenkov radiation (CR, i.e. the blue glow in nuclear reactors), which activates fluorophores.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00374H, Communication
A palladium-catalyzed reaction of 2-bromoaryl allene with 2-alkynylphenol is described, leading to 6H-naphtho[2,3-c]chromenes in good to excellent yields. This transformation proceeds efficiently with excellent chemoselectivity and regioselectivity.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01344A, Communication
From themed collection Systems Chemistry
The canonical lattice Monte Carlo simulation was used to demonstrate the surface-confined mixed self-assembly of 120° ditopic organic tectons and metal atoms into ordered hierarchical structures resembling the mathematical fractal...
Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo and Angel Concheiro
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01429D, Feature Article
Forty years after the first reports on stimuli-responsive phase transitions in synthetic hydrogels, the first medicines based on responsive components are approaching to the market. Sensitiveness to internal or external...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49143A, Communication
From themed collection Metal-Mediated Transformations of Small Molecules
The first mononuclear iron(II)-semiquinonate has been prepared. Analogous manganese and cobalt adducts are reported, including a cobalt(II)-semiquinonate that exhibits O2-mediated intradiol oxidation.
Yuan-Chen He, Bin-Cheng Yin, Lihua Jiang and Bang-Ce Ye
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00705K, Communication
Via a molecular caliper p19 protein, we have developed an amplified fluorescence polarization method for rapid microRNA detection. This proposed assay has several intrinsic features including rapidity, simpleness, and accuracy....
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01874E, Communication
[3 + 2] Annulation of ketimines with internal and terminal alkynes proceeded via C–H activation to give aminoindene derivatives in high yields, which is catalyzed by a cationic iridium complex...
Yusuke Azuma, Tim Kükenshöner, Guangyong Ma, Jun-Ichiro Yasunaga, Miki Imanishi, Gen Tanaka, Ikuhiko Nakase, Takahiro Maruno, Yuji Kobayashi, Katja Arndt, Masao Matsuoka and Shiroh Futaki
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00555D, Communication
By focusing on the a-g interaction, successful design and selection were accomplished to obtain a leucine-zipper segment that discriminates the appropriate partner over another that provides very similar patterns of...

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