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Alvaro Yamil Tesio, Davide Blasi, Mara Olivares-Marín, Imma Ratera, Dino Tonti and Jaume Veciana
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07242E, Communication
We examine for first time the ability of inert carbon free-radicals as soluble redox mediators to catalyze and enhance the oxygen reduction reaction in a TEGDME-based electrolyte. We demonstrate that...
Anja Cosima Lindhorst, Stefan Haslinger and Fritz Elmar Kühn
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07146A, Feature Article
The selective oxygenation of C−H bonds is a promising and interesting task for both academia and chemical industry. Inspired by the efficiency and selectivity of naturally occurring enzymes, iron heme...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07697H, Communication
Herein, a pH-sensitive probe has been designed based on DNA modified gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for Raman/fluorescence dual-imaging of the intracellular pH distribution. In acidic environment of cancer cells, the configuration...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06032J, Communication
A new amphiphilic GdDOTA-like complex functionalized with two octadecyl chains was synthesised and incorporated into the bilayer of liposomes and dendrimersomes. 1H NMR relaxometric studies and in vivo MRI experiments...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07867A, Communication
A ternary photocatalyst has been successfully constructed by integrating Au, CdS and hollow carbon nitride nanospheres (HCNS), where Au nanoparticles were designed to shuttle interpartical transfer of charge carrier between...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07765F, Communication
A novel degradable polyanion, poly(phthalic ethylene glycol ester), was synthesized in one pot in a single step. The degradable polyanion assembles with various polycations to form layer-by-layer films that can...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07475D, Communication
A polydopamine-Fe3O4 nanocomposite-based H2O2 electrochemical sensor is fabricated to real-time monitor the transmembrane release of reactive oxygen species from citral-treated Aspergillus flavus, revealing a mechanism involving transient transmembrane secretion of...
In Su Kim, Neeraj Kumar Mishra, Miji Choi, Hyeim Jo, Yongguk Oh, Satyasheel Sharma, Sang Hoon Han, Taejoo Jeong, Sangil Han and Seok-Yong Lee
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07767B, Communication
The rhodium(III)-catalyzed direct functionalization of aniline C−H bonds with α-diazo compounds is described. These transformations provide the facile construction of ortho-alkylated anilines with diazo malonates or highly substituted indoles with...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07884A, Communication
The reaction and degradation mechanism in the all-solid-state Li-air batteries were investigated to improve the cycle performance. It was suggested that Li2O2 is firstly produced by the H2O-mediated electrochemical reactions...
Partha Sarathi Mukherjee and Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07513K, Feature Article
Selective and discriminative detection of ─NO2 containing high energetic organic compounds such as picric acid (PA), 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and dinitrotoluene (DNT) has become a challenging task due to concerns over...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07460F, Communication
The combination of cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s with biotin-streptavidin biotechnology provides a simple, general, non-toxic method that avoids significant endosomal capture and delivers proteins directly, even to the nucleoli.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07588B, Communication
N-Heterocyclic carbenes bearing poly(ethylene glycol) chains of different length have been designed and employed as a ligand in palladium-catalyzed coupling reactions. The catalyst system having longer chains was found to...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07847D, Communication
A bifunctional organocatalytic system consisting of simple pyridine ligands containing the separate catalytic functionalities was assembled using ZnCl2. This novel metal-templated catalyst furnished high yields and stereoselectivities towards the aldol...
Tsuyoshi Minami, Yui Sasaki, Tsukuru Minamiki, Peter Koutník, Pavel Anzenbacher, Jr and Shizuo Tokito
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07893H, Communication
Herein, we report an organic field effect transistor (OFET) with an extended-gate modified by an artificial receptor for the detection of mercury (II) ion (Hg2+) in water. The sensor device...
Mingfei Shao, Ruikang Zhang, Zhenhua Li, Min Wei, David G. Evans and Xue Duan
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07296D, Feature Article
Two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted increasing interest in electrochemical energy storage and conversion. As a typical 2D material, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) display large potential in this area due to...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07453C, Communication
Reaction of 2-formylphenylboronic acid with an aromatic hydrazine does not product the expected hydrazone, but rather a boron-containing aromatic heterocycle. The characteristics of the reaction are highly desirable for bioconjugations.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07346D, Communication
We demonstrate the fabrication of bicontinuous pickering emulsions (bijels) using “off the shelf” particles.
Suguru Yoshida, Yasuyuki Sugimura, Yuki Hazama, Yoshitake Nishiyama, Takahisa Yano, Shigeomi Shimizu and Takamitsu Hosoya
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07463K, Communication
A simple, efficient, and odorless deborylthiolation of aryl- and alkenylborons with thiosulfonates has been achieved under mild conditions using a copper catalyst.
Carlo U. Perotto, George Marshall, Graham J. Jones, E. Stephen Davies, William Lewis, Jonathan McMaster and Martin Schröder
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05881C, Communication
[Ni(L1)Fe(tBuNC)4]+ is an unprecedented Ni(I)Fe(II) species that reproduces the electronic configuration of the Ni-L state of the [NiFe] hydrogenases.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06453H, Communication
The 2,2′-bipyridyl moieties in designer MOFs pre-concentrate metal ion analytes and transfer energy to lanthanide reporters for luminescence sensing.
Hikaru Yoshimura, Keisuke Takahashi, Jun Ishihara and Susumi Hatakeyama
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07749D, Communication
The comprehensive approach to tirandamycin and streptolydigin antibiotics has been developed utilizing a cinchona alkaloid-catalyzed asymmetric Morita–Baylis–Hillman reaction.
Laura Ortega-Moreno, Riccardo Peloso, Celia Maya, Andrés Suárez and Ernesto Carmona
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07308A, Communication
A novel terphenylphosphine PMe2ArDipp2 (1) (Dipp = 2,6-iPr2C6H3) forms stable Pt(0) complexes with ethene and 3,3-dimethylbut-1-ene that behave as sources of the reactive Pt(PMe2ArDipp2) fragment.
Jason Olejniczak, Viet Anh Nguyen Huu, Jacques Lux, Madeleine Grossman, Sha He and Adah Almutairi
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06143A, Communication
We describe a means of chemical amplification to accelerate triggered degradation of a polymer and particles composed thereof.
Hidetoshi Ohta, Kentaro Yamamoto, Minoru Hayashi, Go Hamasaka, Yasuhiro Uozumi and Yutaka Watanabe
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05607A, Communication
The hydrodeoxygenation of various phenols to form cyclohexanes under mild conditions (ambient H2 pressure and 110 °C) was developed by using a Pt/H-ZSM-5 catalyst and octane as the solvent.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06787A, Communication
A Brønsted acid with two different acidic sites, aryl phosphinic acid–phosphoric acid, was synthesized and its catalytic performance was assessed.

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