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Chemical Communications

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Susheel Kumar Nethi, Sudip Mukherjee, Vimal Veeriah, Ayan Kumar Barui, Suvro Chatterjee and Chittaranjan Patra
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06996J, Communication
We have designed and developed novel pro-angiogenic bio-synthesized gold nanoconjugates (b-Au-HP) that make new blood vessels observed by several in vitro & in vivo assays, suggesting its future potential applications...
Andrew D Burrows, Jane Knichal, William Gee, Paul Raithby, Simon Teat and Chick C Wilson
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06587E, Communication
5-ethynyl-1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid (H2ebdc) reacted with lead(II) acetate trihydrate yields a 1D ladder network, [Pb(ebdc)(MeOH)]2•H2O (1). Removing crystals of 1 from the mother liquor results in a facile single crystal to...
Hongbin Zhang, Rui Hao, John Kevin Jackson, Mu Chiao and Haifeng Yu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06798C, Communication
Janus materials with asymmetric characteristics are of great interests in both academic and industrial fields due to their unique performance properties. Herein an ultrathin free-standing Janus film (less than 8...
Chia-Chen Chang, Chie-Pein Chen, Chung-Han Lee, Chen-Yu Chen and Chii-Wann Lin
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06366J, Communication
We combined catalytic gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with an hCG-specific peptide aptamer to create a simple, sensitive, label-free colorimetric assay for hCG. The applications of this colorimetric biosensor may be expanded...
Lidia Chomicz, Alex Petrovici, Ian Archbold, Amitava Adhikary, Anil Kumar, M D Sevilla and Janusz Rak
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07089E, Communication
The mechanism of radiation-induced frank strand break formation in irradiated 5-bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BrdU)-labelled DNA is still unclear, despite the proven radiosensitizing property of BrdU. Combination of ESR spectroscopy and quantum chemical...
Yamuna Ariyarathna and Jon A. Tunge
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07253G, Communication
The in situ formation of β-oxo carboxylates leads to selective three- and four-component decarboxylative allylations.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07001A, Communication
Facile retro-Claisen cleavage activates benzylic alcohols toward cross-coupling with nitriles.
Ying Zhu, Hong Xu, Kaimin Chen, Jianping Fu and Hongchen Gu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05793G, Communication
A new encoding strategy based on the host–guest structure was developed, where encoding is achieved by combinational use of a set of guest particles with different fluorescence intensity levels at various ratios.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06837H, Communication
A catalytic asymmetric Diels–Alder reaction of an aryl vinyl ketone with 1,3-dienylcarbamate has been developed.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05526H, Communication
We designed a new strategy to immobilize an ionic liquid by incorporating it within ZIF-8 by the ionothermal method, and demonstrated a facile and novel method to fabricate IL–polymer composite membranes with ZIF-8 fillers for alkaline anion electrolytes.
Shu Wang, Qingya Shen, Guangju Chen, Jimin Zheng, Hongwei Tan and Zongchao Jia
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05375C, Communication
Through multiple approaches, we identified a novel stepwise mechanism of AceK which is ADP-dependent, enabled by a typical kinase scaffold.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06092J, Communication
A series of chiral diol substrate binds to a Mg(II)bisporphyrin in an unusual endoendo fashion due to inter-ligand H-bonding which eventually results in a remarkably high amplitude bisignate CD signal that is unprecedented for a 1 : 2 host–guest complex having a rigid bisporphyrin framework.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05283H, Communication
The self-assembly of the terpyridine-based ligand exhibited strong emission in the presence of Zn2+ due to the formation of coordination bonds between the terpyridine moieties and the Zn2+ by the aggregation-induced emission effect.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07319C, Communication
A facile self-catalytic approach for the synthesis of metal oxide nanoclusters@mesoporous silica was proposed by subtly making use of successive spontaneous reactions in solution at near neutral condition.
Chi Zhang, Qiang Sun, Huihui Kong, Likun Wang, Qinggang Tan and Wei Xu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06925K, Communication
From the interplay of high-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) imaging/manipulation and density functional theory (DFT) calculations, we have shown that the spontaneous formation of organometallic complex by copper-alkene interaction is...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05207B, Communication
A new organocatalytic asymmetric domino Michael-alkylation reaction of methyleneindolinones and γ-halogenated-β-ketoesters is described. A variety of spiro-cyclopentanoneoxindoles were obtained in high yields (up to 96%), good diastereo-(up to 12:1 dr)...
Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, Sotiris Zartilas, Manolis Manos, Celine Pichon, Rodolphe Clerac and Anastasios Tasiopoulos
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05687F, Communication
The synthesis, structural characterization and magnetic properties of an 1-D coordination polymer based on a linear mixed valent [MnIII2MnII] repeating unit is described. This low dimensional system displays Single-Chain Magnet...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05202A, Communication
The mechanism of asymmetric amination of diazo-acetate by tert-butyl carbamate catalyzed by dirhodium tetra(trifluoro)acetate and chiral SPINOL-phosphoric acid is examined using DFT (M06 and B3LYP) computations. Cooperative participation of both...
Lei Feng, Zhao-ming Liu, Liang Xu, Xia Lv, Jing Ning, Jie Hou, Guang-Bo Ge, JN Cui and Ling Yang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06642A, Communication
A highly selective long-wavelength fluorescent probe TCFB has been developed for the detection of hCE2. The probe can be used for real-time monitoring of hCE2 activity in complex biological systems.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07350A, Communication
Polydopamine-derived carbon (C-PDA) nanospheres embedded with zinc ferrite (ZnFe2O4) are synthesized by in situ polymerization of dopamine followed by carbonization. The composite nanospheres contain ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles of ~8 nm well...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07015A, Communication
Alkynoic acids were cyclized in the presence of a vesicular palladium-based catalyst and a catalytic amount of triethylamine in water to give the corresponding lactones in moderate-to-good yields. The formation...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06451H, Communication
Na inserted/extracted into/from spider web-like architectures assembled from Na2Ti3O7 nanotubes behave as natural spiders feeding on themselves.
Juan Li, Huan Wang, Shujun Dong, Peizhi Zhu, Guowang Diao and Zhanjun Yang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07019D, Communication
Novel quantum-dot-tagged photonic crystals beads were fabricated for multiplex detection of tumor markers by self-assembling quantum dot-embedded polystyrene nanospheres into photonic crystals beads.
Baogang Wang, Xiaoyun Chai, Weiwei Zhu, Ting Wang and Qiuye Wu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06178K, Communication
A general approach has been developed for the synthesis of spirolactonized Si-rhodamines (SiRBs). The alternative synthetic route provides a facile opportunity to access various SiRBs bearing ring-expanded scaffolds and substituents...
S. Alan Cramer, Raúl Hernández Sánchez, Desirae F. Brakhage and David M. Jenkins
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05124F, Communication
An iron(IV) tetrazene complex has been synthesized that is an important addition to a previously proposed catalytic aziridination cycle.

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