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Chemical Communications

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Luigi Nassimbeni, Nikoletta B Bathori, Leena Desiree Patel, Hong Su and Edwin Weber
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05329J, Communication
The isomers of xylene have been separated by enclathration using three host compounds: 9,9’-bianthryl (H1), 9,9’-spirobifluorene (H2) and trans-2,3-dibenzoylspiro[cyclopropane-1,9-fluorene] (H3). The structures of each host with a single xylene isomer...
Bartosz Grzybowski, Sijbren Otto and Douglas Philp
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC90422B, Editorial
From themed collection Systems Chemistry
Investigating mixtures of molecules that exhibit emergent properties – this themed issue includes studies from all aspects of systems chemistry. Our guest editors, Douglas Philp, Sijbren Otto and Bartosz Grzybowski have gathered a collection of papers to demonstrate the importance of this emerging field of research.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07565J, Communication
Gold nanoparticles are functionalized as a nanoprobe with cresyl violet and porphyrin via hyaluronic acid. The nanoprobe becomes highly fluorescent in the presence of hyaluronidase or under ultraviolet irradiation, and...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08032G, Communication
1,2,4-Triazolium-4-yl substituted phenolates, members of the compound class of conjugated heterocyclic mesomeric betaines, are in equilibrium with their tautomers, the N-heterocyclic carbenes 1,2,4-triazol-3-ylidenes. These were trapped as thiones and selenones...
Lei Dong, Shan Lin, Liu Yang, Jiajia Zhang, Chao Yang, Dong Yang and Hongbin Lu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07238C, Communication
Spontaneous exfoliation of MoS2 is achieved in H2O2-NMP mixed solvents with a yield of over 60 wt%, operated under mild condition. H2O2-prompted sheet-tailoring effect induces a size evolution of MoS2...
Adam David Martin, Andrew B Robinson, Alexander F Mason, Jonathan P Wojciechowski and Pall Thordarson
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07941H, Communication
The synthesis of a new hydrogelator with an indole capping group, 1, is reported. 1 forms exceptionally strong hydrogels in a variety of environments, with values for the storage modulus...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07093C, Communication
Potential-dependent solvation structures of aqueous electrolyte-graphite interfaces were studied using electrochemical frequency modulation atomic force microscopy. Oscillatory modulations on the force curves reversibly changed with the applied potential on the...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06449F, Communication
Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is emerging as a rapid diagnostic tool for early detection and identification of microbial diseases in resent years. Current technologies for LAMP-amplified products identification are...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08115C, Communication
Substantial 31P NMR signal enhancement of more than two orders of magnitude at 7T for free and bound PPh3 species was observed under reversible interaction of (PPh3)3Ir(H2)Cl with parahydrogen. The...
Youngjin Kim, Yongil Kim, Yu won Park, Yong-Nam Jo, Young-Jun Kim, Nam-Soon Choi and Kyu Tae Lee
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06106C, Communication
SnSe alloy is first examined as an anode for Na-ion batteries, and shows excellent electrochemical performance including a high reversible capacity of 707 mA h g-1 and stable cycle performance...
Bert Manuel Pilles, Dominik Bucher, Lihze Liu, Peter Gilch, Wolfgang Zinth and Wolfgang Schreier
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07663J, Communication
UV excitation of the DNA single strand (dT)18 leads to electronically excited states that are potential gateways to DNA photolesions. Using time-resolved infrared spectroscopy we characterized a species with a...
Thao Le, Beata Adamiak, Donald Benton, Christopher Johnson, Sanjiv Sharma, Rob Fenton, John McCauley, Munir Iqbal and Anthony E G Cass
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07888H, Communication
RNA aptamers showing affinity and specificity for different strains of human influenza virus were assembled onto gold nanoparticles that subsequently formed a gold nanoshell (AuNS) around the viral envelope. These...
Michal Straka, Petr Štěpánek, Sonia Coriani and Juha Vaara
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07271E, Communication
Chemically different carbons in C70 give distinct signals in nuclear spin circular dichroism spectroscopy, a novel candidate for high-resolution identification of chemical compounds.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07329K, Communication
Bismuth(III) benzohydroxamates; [Bi2(HBA)3], [Bi(H-BHA)3], [Bi(HBA)(H-HBA)] and [Bi34O22(BHA)22(H-BHA)14(DMSO)6], all show exceptional toxicity towards Helicobacter pylori (MIC 0.08–3.24 μM).
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06995A, Communication
The reaction of Rh2(O2CCH3)4 with the functionalized fullerene N(CH2CH2)2NC60 can produce a linear, crystalline polymer or can trap free C60 or C70 molecules between similar chains.
Rosaria Ciriminna, Monica Lomeli-Rodriguez, Piera Demma Carà, Jose A. Lopez-Sanchez and Mario Pagliaro
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06147K, Feature Article
Largely increased use of (+)-limonene in the emerging bioeconomy will be twofold: in advanced formulations and as raw material to manufacture valued fine chemicals and high-performance polymers, especially using CO2 as co-monomer.
Diana Susarova, Natalya P Piven, Alexander V Akkuratov, Lyubov A Frolova, Marina S Polinskaya, Sergei Ponomarenko, Sergey Babenko and Pavel Troshin
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06197G, Communication
Here we report the application of the Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) spectroscopy as a highly sensitive analytical technique for assessment of the electronic quality of organic semiconductor materials, particularly conjugated...
Joo-Eun Jee, Jaehong Lim, Hoon Hyun, Jessica Oon, Yong Siang Ong, Cedrik Massif, Young-Tae Chang, Hak Soo Choi and Su Seong Lee
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07008A, Communication
Screening of bead-based peptide libraries against fluorescent dye-labeled target proteins was found to be significantly influenced by the dye characteristics.
Haidong Huang and Peter C Tlatelpa
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07805E, Communication
Effects of hydrogen bonding clamps on the selectivity of triplex DNA receptors were studied. Incorporation of a 5-methyl-2-thiocytosine base to the parallel homopyrimidine region of a triplex receptor enabled selective...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07722A, Communication
A novel bi-functional cobalt carbonate hydroxide supported on carbon (CCH/C) catalyst has been synthesized via a facile hydrothermal method to meet the demand for the widespread commercialization of the energy...
Francisco Cervantes, Abel de Cozar, Fernando Cossio, Maria Fernandez-Herrera, Gabriel Merino and Israel Fernandez
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07311H, Communication
The competence between the possible reaction pathways in the reaction of different cycloalkanes and o-benzyne has been computationally explored. Systems able to undergo complete desaturation by consecutive double hydrogen atom...
Daichi Kuwahara, Takahiro Hasumi, Hajime Kaneko, Madoka Unno, Daisuke Takahashi and Kazunobu Toshima
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06783E, Communication
Solid-phase affinity labeling of a target protein, peanut agglutinin (PNA), with the specifically designed solid-supported chemical tool 1 possessing a β-D-galactoside ligand, followed by ligand exchange, selectively and effectively furnished...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07909D, Feature Article
Organocatalysis has proven to be one of the most rapidly developing and competitive research areas in asymmetric catalysis since 2000, and has become a third branch besides biocatalysis and transition...
Lucas Henry, Christoph Schneider, Benedict Mützel, Christoph Nagel, Katharina Fucke and Dr. Ulrich Schatzschneider
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07892F, Communication
The catalyst-free room temperature iClick reaction of an unsymmetrically 2,3-disubstituted oxanorbornadiene (OND) as a "masked" alkyne equivalent with [Mn(N3)(bpyCH3,CH3)(CO)3] leads to isolation of a phenylalanine ester bioconjugate, in which the...
Kentaro Okuma, Tomohiro Koga, Saori Ozaki, Yutaro Suzuki, Kenta Horigami, Noriyoshi Nagahora, Kosei Shioji, Masatora Fukuda and Masanobu Deshimaru
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07807A, Communication
The synthesis of dibenzo[b,h][1,6]naphthyridines was achieved in one pot by reacting 2-acetylaminobenzaldehyde with methyl ketones under basic conditions via four sequential condensations. This method is also applicable to the synthesis...

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