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Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08902B, Communication
A novel metal-free oxidative 1,2-alkylarylation of unactivated alkenes with the -C(sp3)-H bonds of acetonitriles for the synthesis of 5-oxo-pentanenitriles is presented. In the presence of TBPB (tert-butyl peroxybenzoate), a variety...
Eva Koch, Ryosuke Takise, Armido STUDER, Junichiro Yamaguchi and Kenichiro Itami
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08426H, Communication
A nickel-catalyzed α-arylation of esters and amides with phenol derivatives has been accomplished. In the presence of our unique nickel catalyst, prepared in situ from Ni(cod)2 and 3,4-bis(dicyclohexylphosphino)thiophene (dcypt), and...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08962F, Communication
Polymerization of biorenewable myrcene (MY) by using the cationic β-diimidosulfonate lutetium catalyst in high activity, afforded the unprecedented isotactic 3,4-polymyrcene (PMY) with a low Tg (–42 °C), based on which,...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08740B, Communication
Tethering two phosphine–borane-stabilised carbanion centres in a single ligand reduces its capacity to form B–HE agostic-type interactions, and favours the formation of a stannyl–stannylene complex over two equivalents of the corresponding stannylene.
Jian Liang Cheong, Daniel Wong, Song-Gil Lee, Jaehong Lim and Su Seong Lee
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08627A, Communication
Using both circulating flow and batch reaction systems, we explored the role of immobilized alkoxybenzylidene ligands that is to capture and stabilize the active ruthenium species. The bidentate ligands considerably...
Yuanzhou Song, Feilong Wu, Xiongfei Zheng, Xiaohua Ma, Fang Fang and Yanhui Guo
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08228A, Communication
Step-wise combination of NH3 with BH4- was found proceeded on AlCl3•mNH3/nLiBH4 system. Firstly, only two N-H bonds of the NH3 groups combined with B-H bonds at low temperature. Secondly, the...
Vanchiappan Aravindan, Sundaramurthy Jayaraman, Yun-Sung Lee, Madhavi Srinivasan, Seeram Ramakrishna and P Suresh Kumar
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07824A, Feature Article
In the present review, we describe the development of high energy density LIB fabricated with all 1D nanofibers as anode, cathode and separator-cum-electrolyte prepared by electrospinning technique without compromising the...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08576K, Communication
Treatment of neural cells with calix[n]arenes featuring sulphonate moieties and linked to Ag nanoparticles results in reduced reactive species. For gram+ bacteria there is an inverse correlation between anti-bacterial activity...
Hanu-Yuan Gong, Feng Tang, Brett M Rambo, Rui Cao, Junfeng Xiang and Jonathan L Sessler
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08284B, Communication
Anion-induced molecular threading is an emerging strategy for generating mechanically interlocked molecular architectures. Herein, we report the preparation of two pseudorotaxane structures generated from aromatic sulfonate anions and a tetraimidazolium-containing...
Jianzhuang Miao, Huaqing Cui, Jing Jin, Fangfang Lai, Hui Wen, Xiang Zhang, Gian Filippo Ruda, Xiao-Guang Chen and Dali Yin
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06762B, Communication
Starting from 7-hydroxyisoflavones, we developed a new class of fluorescent scaffold, 3-Alkyl-6-Methoxy-7-Hydroxy-Chromone (AMHC, MW~205.19, λab~350 nm, λem~450 nm) via a trial and error process. AMHCs have the advantages of being...
Bahareh Khalili Najafabadi and John F. Corrigan
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06560C, Communication
The N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) 1,3-di-isopropylbenzimidazole-2-ylidene (iPr2-bimy) is found to be an excellent ligand for the stabilization of silver–phosphorus polynuclear complexes.
Emilie Martinelli, Anna Chiara Vicini, Michele Mancinelli, Andrea Mazzanti, Paolo Zani, Luca Bernardi and Mariafrancesca Fochi
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07801B, Communication
An easy, general and highly enantioselective entry to optically active β-trifluoromethyl amines via organocatalytic transfer hydrogenation of β-trifluoromethyl nitroalkenes is presented.
Ulrich Stoeck, Irena Senkovska, Volodymyr Bon, Simon Krause and Stefan Kaskel
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07920E, Communication
Two new mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks (DUT-75 and DUT-76) with exceptional ethene uptake were obtained using carbazole dicarboxylate based metal-organic polyhedra as supermolecular building blocks. The compounds have a total pore...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08588D, Communication
A coordination-responsive tellurium containing film was fabricated for controlled release. The coordination chemistry between telluride molecules and cisplatin was utilized for the load of cisplatin, while competitive ligands for triggered...
Xinpei Gao, Fei Lu, Bin Dong, Yizhi Liu, Yanan Gao and Liqiang Zheng
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08549C, Communication
Zwitterionic wormlike micelles with AuCl4- counterions were fabricated for the first time as the soft templates for colloidal synthesis of gold nanowire networks; gold-based alloy nanowire networks were also achieved...
Ashley D Cramer, Filippo Gambinossi, Erik Wischerhoff, Andre Laschewsky, Reinhard Miller and James Ferri
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07359B, Communication
A synthetic pathway is described to construct thermoresponsive freestanding nanomembranes at the aqueous-air interface of a pendant drop. Dynamic control of the reaction kinetics allows formation of viscoelastic interfaces supporting...
Anil Ozan Yalcin, Bart Goris, Relinde J. A. van Dijk - Moes, Zhaochuan Fan, Ahmet K. Erdamar, Frans D. Tichelaar, Thijs J H Vlugt, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Sara Bals, Daniel Vanmaekelbergh, Henny W Zandbergen and Marijn A. van Huis
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08647C, Communication
In this work, we investigate the thermal evolution of CdSe/CdS/ZnS core/multishell quantum dots (QDs) in-situ in the transmission electron microscope (TEM). Starting at a temperature of approximately 250 ⁰C, Zn...
Jaesung Lee, Jandee Kim, Hyeran Kim, Choong Kyun Rhee and Mike Whangbo
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08621J, Communication
Solution phase post-modification of trimesic acid (TMA) network on Au(111) with Zn2+ ions was found to induce a transformation of a bar-featured scanning tunneling microscopy image of (5√3 × 5√3)...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07204A, Communication
A chiral ytterbium(III)–N,N′-dioxide complex was applied in the catalytic direct asymmetric vinylogous Michael addition of 3-alkylidene oxindoles to chalcones, giving the corresponding γ-addition products with high yields, enantioselectivities and Z/E selectivities.
Yu Yoshii, Takanori Otsu, Norihiko Hosokawa, Kiyosei Takasu, Kentaro Okano and Hidetoshi Tokuyama
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08505A, Communication
Enantiocontrolled construction of B-E rings of penitrem E was accomplished from 4-iodoindole in 13 steps with an overall yield of 1.7%. Diastereoselective Tf2NH-catalyzed (2 + 2)-cycloaddition between silyl enol ether...
Etery Sharon, Natalie Enkin, H. Bauke Albada and Itamar Willner
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08263J, Communication
Two-sized luminescent nucleic acid-functionalized Ag nanoclusters (NCs) are implemented for the analysis and multiplexed detection of adenosine monophosphate, AMP, and of cocaine using aptamer-ligand complexes.
Yulia V Gerasimova and Dmitry Kolpashchikov
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08241A, Communication
Logic gates made of DNA have received significant attention as biocompatible building blocks for molecular circuits. The majority of DNA logic gates, however, are controlled by the minimum number of...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08156K, Communication
A new fluorescent probe installed with dual-reactive and dual-quenching groups was rationally designed for highly selective and sensitive sensing of biothiols. Sensitivity of the probe toward thiols was significantly improved...
Audrey DUMOULIN, Claudia Lalli, Pascal Retailleau and Geraldine Masson
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08052A, Communication
Amination of enecarbamates with dibenzylazodicarboxylate and oxygenated nucleophiles in the presence of a catalytic amount of chiral phosphoric acid afforded stable precursors of -hydrazinoimines, which were reduced or oxidized respectively...
Maxime Romain, Denis - Tondelier, Bernard Geffroy, Anna shirinskaya, olivier Jeannin, Joelle Rault-Berthelot and Cyril PORIEL
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08028A, Communication
A new high triplet organic semi-conductor based on a Donor-Spiro-Acceptor design has been synthesized and used as host material in high performance (EQE= 11.4% at 10 sky blue Phosphorescent...

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