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Chemical Communications

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Werther Cambarau, Urs Fabian Fritze, Aurelien Viterisi, Emilio J. Palomares and Max von Delius
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08094G, Communication
We report the synthesis of a solution-processable, dodecyloxyphenyl-substituted azafullerene monoadduct (DPC59N) and its application as electron acceptor in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells (BHJ-OSCs). Due to its relatively strong absorption...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08479A, Communication
Directed evolution of P450pyr created I83M/I82T mutant for highly regioselective terminal hydroxylation of n-butanol to 1,4-butanediol, representing the first achievement of this hydroxylation reaction by either chemical or enzymatic method...
Monika Warzecha, jesus calvo castro, A R Kennedy, Alisdair Macpherson, Kenneth Shankland, Norman Shankland, andrew john mclean and Callum John McHugh
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08468C, Communication
The sensitive optical detection of nitroaromatic vapours with diketopyrrolopyrrole thin films is reported for the first time.The impact of thin film crystal structure and morphology on fluorescence quenching behaviour is...
Ziyou Zhou, Gregory Gregory Bedwell, Rui Li, Ningzhong Bao, Peter Edward Prevelige and Arunava Gupta
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08057B, Communication
Plasmonic photocatalytic nanostructures have been fabricated under mild conditions (room temperature aqueous solution) using genetically engineered bacteriophage P22 virus-like particles (VLP) as a nano-platform. The photodegradation of methylene blue by...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09041A, Communication
A Cu(I) boron imidazolate framework with 2-fold interpenetrating ths topology shows luminescence mechanochromism, and it can directly reduce bimetal Au-Ag nanoparticles into its structure for further catalysis.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08141B, Communication
A unique four-way helical junction molecule (FHJM) probe was ingeniously designed, and firstly introduced into DNA signal amplification as a novel Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) probe. Furthermore, a new FHJM-SERS...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07891H, Communication
A novel electrochemically and fluorescence active boronic ester sensor molecule has been developed containing ferrocence and naphthalimide as the redox and fluorophore units. The combinations of iron (Fe3+) ions, sodium...
Chao Lian, Fumin Ren, Yuxi Liu, Guofeng Zhao, Yongjun Ji, Hongpan Rong, Wei Jia, Lei Ma, Haiyuan Lu, Dingsheng Wang and Yadong Li
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08247H, Communication
Heterogeneous selective hydrogenation of ethylene carbonate (EC), a key step in indirect conversion of CO2, was realized over a copper chromite nanocatalyst prepared via a hydrothermal method followed by calcination....
Sibo Wang, Zhengxin Ding and Xinchen Wang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07225A, Communication
Spinel ZnCo2O4 nanostructures have shown great opportunities in energy related areas. However, the applications of ZnCo2O4 for the conversion of CO2 are much less reported. Herein, we present the first...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06680D, Communication
A naphthalenediimide (NDI)-based new gelator molecule has been discovered, the molecule exhibits interesting J/H- aggregated species depending on solvents (aliphatic/aromatic) and remarkably, the fluorescence of the gel phase materials is...
Chengjian Zhu, Honglin Zhang, Changduo Pan, Zhangxi Gu, Ning Jin and Hongwen Hu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08629E, Communication
A new synthetic strategy for C-C bond formation has been developed, via a free radical cascade process under metal-free condition. Activation of inert C(sp3)−H/elimination of SO2 / C-C bond formation...
Rajarshi Samanta, Rishikesh Narayan, Jonathan O. Bauer, Carsten Strohmann, Sonja Sievers and Andrey P. Antonchick
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08376H, Communication
An operationally simple, transition metal-free, oxidative, regioselective cross-coupling between non-functionalized azoles and chromones was developed using iodine. The C2- position of chromone can be selectively coupled with nitrogen containing heterocycles....
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08330J, Communication
We report the first one-pot reductive homocoupling reaction of secondary amides and cross-coupling reaction of secondary amides with ketones to give secondary vicinal diamines and amino alcohols. This method relies...
Lorenzo Malavasi, Franziska Hammerath, Serena Margadonna, Gianluca A Artioli, Pietro Carretta, Maria Cristina Mozzati, Barbara Mannucci and Federica Corana
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07879A, Communication
We report here the discovery of a new aromatic hydrocarbon superconductor, Sm-doped chrysene, with Tc ~5 K, and compare its behavior with the one measured in the full series of...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06699E, Communication
Porous polymer supported continuous ZIF-8 membranes were prepared via an interfacial synthesis method. Membranes with only one synthesis cycle showed excellent performance in the nanofiltration range.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08258C, Communication
We reported a reactive probe for HSO3-, which showed a colorimetric and ratiometric fluorescence response to HSO3- with fast response (t1/2 = 20 s), good specificity and low detection limit...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08494B, Communication
An equivalent amount of N-heteroaryl and aryl Grignard or lithium reagents, after mediated by an equivalent of titanate, was facilely coupled to furnish N-heteroaryl-aryl compounds under the catalysis of FeCl3/TMEDA...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08856E, Communication
By controlling the ratio of tri- and bi-valent ions, multi-transition metals based layered double hydroxide (LDH) ultrathin nanosheets are synthesized. They show advanced OER performance with low overpotentials (~0.2 V)...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08008D, Communication
Carbon capsule monolith possessing ultrasmall hollow nanocores and ultrathin nanoshells with high surface area and porosity is synthesized by a facile biomineralization-induced self-assembly approach. As sulfur host in Li-S battery,...
Mahdi Hesari, Jiasheng Lu, Suning Wang and Zhifeng Ding
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08671F, Communication
Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) of a boron-dipyrromethene dye (BDY) in the presence of tri-n-propylamine as a co-reactant was found to be highly efficient. The ECL of BDY showed a unique peak wavelength...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08139K, Communication
We discovered that non-transition metal clusters have great potential as rechargeable Mg battery cathodes. Fullerene (C60), one of the prototype materials, was discharged and recharged with remarkable rate capability. This...
Hsiu-Hui Chen, Jui-Ming Yeh, Kung-Chin Chang, Chien-Ming Chu, Hsu-Heng Hung, Min-Hsiang Hsu, Yu-Chun Hung and Chien-Shiang Wang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06811D, Communication
A discotic liquid crystal (DLC), HBC-C12, coating was successfully applied to improve the corrosion resistance of an iron surface. The iron surface with the DLC-coating exhibited improved corrosion resistance in...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08086F, Communication
A general and simple labeling method, termed glycan reductive isotope-coded amino acid labeling (GRIAL), was developed for mass spectrometry-based quantitative N-glycomics.
Mickaël Muselli, Christine Baudequin, Christophe Hoarau and Laurent Bischoff
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07917E, Communication
Direct C–H arylation and alkenylation of 4,4′-dialkylimidazolones with a broad range of halides under palladium and copper catalysis have been developed.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08197H, Communication
N-doped graphene sheets were synthesized by spray pyrolysis and studied for catalyst applications.

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