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Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05172J, Communication
We report a novel ruthenium(II) complex capable of caging the imidazole-based drug econazole. While the complex is highly stable and luminescent in the dark, irradiation with green light induces release...
Pilar Amo-Ochoa, khaled Hassanein, Carlos J. Gomez Garcia, Samia Benmansour, Josefina Perles, Oscar Castillo, Jose Ignacio Martinez, Ocon Pilar and Felix Zamora
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04746C, Communication
We present a structural flexible copper-iodide-pyridine based coordination polymer showing drastic variations in its electrical conductivity driven by temperature and sorption of acetic acid molecules. The dramatic effect on the...
Qingmin Zang, Seiichi Tada, Takanori Uzawa, Daisuke Kiga, Masayuki Yamamura and Yoshihiro Ito
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04486C, Communication
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) of differing lengths was genetically incorporated into the backbone of a polypeptide using stop-anticodon and frameshift anticodon-containing tRNAs which were acylated with PEG-containing amino acids.
Yun Hak Lee, WenXiu Ren, Jiyou Han, Kyoung Sunwoo, Ja-Yun Lim, Jong-Hoon Kim and Jong Seung Kim
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06038A, Communication
Abnormal concentrations of Cys have been reported to be implicated in various health problems including cancer, neuropathy, and cardiomyopathy. We present a novel two-photon fluorescent probe for the specific recognition...
Takashi Jin, Tatsuya Ohyanagi, Tomohiro Shima, Yasushi Okada, Yoshikazu Tsukasaki, Akihito Komatsuzaki and Setsuko Tsuboi
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05526A, Communication
Compact SNAP-ligand conjugated quantum dots (< 10 nm) with high colloidal stability over a wide rage of pH (5-9) have been synthesized as a fluorescent probe for single-molecule imaging of...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05848A, Communication
Without adding any chiral substances, spontaneous formation of enantioenriched α-amino nitrile (up to 96% ee), which is a chiral precursor of Strecker amino acid synthesis, has been achieved in combination...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05652G, Communication
A concept of enzyme immobilization via an inhibitor-derived peptide was developed. This way of immobilization was shown to be advantageous over physical adsorption and covalent bonding in retaining the enzymatic...
Yung-Tin Pan, Cartney E Smith, Kam Sang Kwok, Jinrong Chen, Hyunjoon Kong and Hong Yang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04727G, Communication
Flexible, charged Pd nanosheets were prepared by using short chain thiolated carboxylic acids and amines. They could wrap around amine or hydroxyl functionalized micron-sized spheres driven by electrostatic interactions. When...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05922D, Communication
We develop a sensitive fluorescent method for DNA methyltransferases (MTase) assay based on T7 RNA polymerase-mediated transcription amplification and duplex-specific nuclease (DSN)-assisted cyclic signal amplification. This method exhibits excellent specificity...
Shurong Tang, Ping Tong, Meili Wang, Jinghua Chen, Guangwen Li and Lan Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05773F, Communication
Through the silver ion catalysis to form colored KMnO4, and combined with the DNA hybridization chain reaction and silver nanowire for signal amplification, a highly sensitive and selective colorimetric sensor...
Yingdian He, Jin Shang, Qinfen Gu, gang li, Jiaye Li, ranjeet singh, penny xiao and Paul Webley
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05867H, Communication
We report a synthetic strategy for constructing a novel flexible MOF from a rigid parent structure by ligand exchange. This is the first reported study on introducing flexible heterogeneity into...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04092B, Communication
A universal and label-free photoelectrochemical cytosensing strategy was designed based on resonant energy transfer (RET) between carbon dots and cysteamine capped gold nanoparticles. RET promoted photo-to-current conversion efficiency and enhanced...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04069H, Communication
A new class of cationic iridium(III) complexes of the form [(C^N)2Ir(N^N)][PF6] is reported, where C^N = cyclometallating 2-phenylpyridinato, ppy, or 2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-5′-methylpyridinato, dFMeppy, and N^N = guanidyl-pyridine, gpy, or pyrazine, gpz,...
Yuanjian Liu, Min Wei, Lin-Qun Zhang, Wei Wei, Yuanjian Zhang and Songqin Liu
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05375G, Communication
Recently, chiral superstructures assembled by plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs) have gained significant attention due to their strong and intriguing chiroptical activity. Herein, circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy has been explored for detection...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04909A, Communication
A fluorescent sensor L, which showed turn-on response towards Cd2+ with a detection limit of 1.9×10-12 mol/L in acetonitrile-H2O buffer solution based on PET process and turn-off response toward Cu2+...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05649G, Communication
Ionic liquids with an ether-functionalised cation and the bis(2-ethylhexyl)phosphate anion show thermomorphic behavior in water, with a lower critical solution temperature. These ionic liquids are useful for homogeneous liquid-liquid extraction...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05264E, Feature Article
Amyloidogenesis has been implicated in a broad spectrum of diseases in which amyloid protein is invariably misfolded and deposited in cells and organs. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most...
Madhavan Karunakaran, Rahul Shevate, Mahendra Kumar and Klaus-Viktor Peinemann
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04999G, Communication
CO2-selective graphene oxide (GO) nano-composite membranes were prepared for the first time by embedding GO into a commercially available poly(ethylene oxide)-poly(butylene terephthalate) (PEO-PBT) copolymer (PolyActive™). The as-prepared GO membrane shows...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02993G, Communication
The conversion of biomass-derived levulinic acid (LA) into gamma-valerolactone (GVL) using formic acid (FA) and Fe3(CO)12 as catalyst precursor was achieved in 92% yield (model study). To mimic a biorefinery...
S. Herrmann, J. T. Margraf, T. Clark and C. Streb
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05730B, Communication
The thermochromic and solvatochromic properties of a family of Lindqvist polyoxometalates are rationalized by experimental and computational methods.
Chenqi Shen, Xiang Lan, Xuxing Lu, Weihai Ni and Qiangbin Wang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05295E, Communication
A series of 3D AuNR dimers and trimers were fabricated under the guidance of DNA origami.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05263G, Communication
Imidazolium-based ionic liquids promote MoO2-catalyzed electrochemical reduction of CO2.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04416B, Communication
A novel enantioselective synthesis of carbamoyl isoquinoline and tetrahydropyridine derivatives is accomplished using matched combinations of Lewis or Brønsted acids and secondary amine organocatalysts.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05800G, Communication
Presented herein is the reaction of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) with chalcones resulting in the isolation of the deoxy-Breslow intermediate in the oxidized form. In addition, the tetrahedral intermediate formed by the initial 1,4-addition of NHC to chalcones has also been isolated.
Man Chen, Yi Pan, Hoi-Ki Kwong, Raymond J. Zeng, Kai-Chung Lau and Tai-Chu Lau
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03636D, Communication
A (salen)osmium(VI) nitrido complex functions as an efficient catalyst for the oxidation of alkanes under ambient conditions using H2O2 as the oxidant.

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