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Chemical Communications

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Luis M De Leon Rodriguez, Meder Kamalov, Yacine Hemar, Alok Mitra, Valeria Castelletto, Daniel Hermida Merino, Ian Hamley and Margaret A Brimble
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00209A, Communication
The human cardiac troponin C peptide fragment H-V9EQLTEEQKNEFKAAFDIFVLGA31-OH, which covers helix-A in the native protein, self-assembles into β-sheet fibrils in solution. These fibrils further entangle to give a hydrogel. This...
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10219G, Communication
Model reactions such as the oxidative addition of SF5 aromatics at [Pd(PiPr3)2] and subsequent fluorination and borylation steps led to the development of catalytic processes for the borylation of SF5 compounds.
Zhifeng Mao, Modi Wang, Jinbiao Liu, Li-Juan Liu, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee, Chung-Hang Leung and Ma Dik-Lung
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01008C, Communication
A long lifetime iridium(III) complex chemosensor 1 for cysteine detection has been synthesized. The luminescence signal of 1 could be recognized in strongly fluorescent media through time-resolved emission spectroscopy (TRES)....
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00722H, Communication
Poly(2-isopropyl-2-oxazoline) (POx), a typical thermo-responsive polymer, were conjugated with tetraphenylethene derivative, having aggregation induced emission behavior, to the thermal control of their fluorescence emission. The poly(2-isopropyl-2-oxazoline)-tetraphenylethene hybrids selectively formed host-guest...
Teru Kato, Ippei Shimada, Ryota Kimura and Masumi Hyuga
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08816J, Communication
We developed a light-up fluorophore–DNA aptamer pair for label-free aptamer sensors that fluoresce upon binding to the analyte. A 42mer DNA aptamer binding to the environment-sensitive fluorophore, Dapoxyl, which increased...
Jason D Ryan, Kevin J Gagnon, Simon Teat and Ruaraidh D McIntosh
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00478D, Communication
Here we present three structurally diverse clusters stabilised by the same macrocyclic polyphenol; t-butylcalix[8]arene. This work demonstrates the range of conformations the flexible ligand is capable of adopting, highlighting its...
Dmitry Katayev, Jiri Vaklavik, Fabian Brüning, Bruno Commare and Antonio Togni
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00700G, Communication
Efficient protocols enabling the rapid installation of trifluoromethyl, as well as further functionalized fluoroalkyl groups by an electrophilic perfluoroalkylation of lactam-derived ketene silyl amides (KSAs) using hypervalent iodine reagents 1...
Karen Ventura, Jacob Prat, Luis M. Aguirre Quintana , Alan Goos and Dino Villagran
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09972B, Communication
A quadruply bonded complex W2(DippF)2K2 with a zero-valent W2 core was synthesized and structurally characterized. The observed W-W distance of 2.407(1) Å and DFT calculations are consistent to the unprecendented...
mohamadou Sy, Aline Nonat, Niko Hildebrandt and L. J. Charbonniere
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00922K, Feature Article
Luminescent lanthanide complexes display unrivalled spectroscopic properties, which place them in a special category in the luminescent toolbox. Their long-lived line-like emission spectra are the cornerstones of numerous analytical applications...
Yan Zhang, Yves-Marie Legrand, Petit Eddy, Claudiu Supuran and Mihail Barboiu
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00796A, Communication
A straight-forward Carbonic Anhydrase activation strategy via dynamic encapsulation has been achieved by direct addition of multivalent amide dynamers into the enzyme reaction solutions.
Xin Wang, Yi-Zhen Hu, Aimei Chen, Yexin Wu, Robert Aggeler, Quentin Low, Hee Chol Kang and Kyle R Gee
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10347A, Communication
A series of novel water-soluble PEGylated dibenzosilole-based conjugated polymers were prepared as ultra-bright fluorescent labels for biomolecules. Due to their superior solubility and brightness, antibody conjugates labeled with functionalized polymers...
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00116E, Communication
This is an Accepted Manuscript, which has been through the RSC Publishing peer review process and has been accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts are published online shortly after acceptance. This version of the article will be replaced by the fully edited, formatted and proof read Advance Article as soon as this is available.
Ross Matthew Denton, Jie An, Adam Fearnley, Mark Jackson and Petra Lindovska
Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00556J, Communication
We report a synthesis method for the construction of quaternary aryl phoshonium salts at ambient temperature. The regiospecific reaction invovles the coupling of phosphines with aryl radicals derived from diaryliodonium...
Feng Xiao, Zhixin Chen, Gilberto Casillas, Christopher Richardson, Huijun Li and Zhenguo Huang
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09348A, Communication
Few-layered porous boron nitride nanosheets prepared using MgB2 as a dynamic template show good CO2 adsorption selectivity.
Chikako Ogata, Ruriko Kurogi, Kazuto Hatakeyama, Takaaki Taniguchi, Michio Koinuma and Yasumichi Matsumoto
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09575A, Communication
Reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/GO/rGO structure operates as a supercapacitor until 1.2 V and as a battery at greater than 1.5 V.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00611F, Communication
The presence of highly branched polymers with >100 conjoined primary chains is shown to induce a novel rapid nucleation and growth mechanism within polymer nanoprecipitation yielding functional, uniform nanoparticles without stabilisers, filtration or rapid mixing techniques.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09162D, Communication
A readily available copper carbene complex, (IPr)CuOtBu, catalyses the hydroboration of ketones and aldehydes even at very low catalyst loadings (0.1 mol%), in some cases with turnover frequencies exceeding 6000 h−1.
Meng-Yao Zhang, Ke-Hua Gu, Yu Zhou, Sheng Zhou, Xing-He Fan and Zhihao Shen
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10620F, Communication
Covalently linked disc-cube (HBC–POSS) dyads were synthesized. The length of a spacer is important in the self-assembly behavior of the dyad.
Shuai Liu, Li Zhao, Yunlong Xiao, Tian Huang, Jie Li, Jianbin Huang and Yun Yan
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00492J, Communication
Allostery in molecular self-assembly: binding of Ag+ to the head of a coordinating amphiphile TTC4L changes the emission color of the terthiophene group attached to the chain end via a conformation triggered self-assembly.
Katsuaki Suzuki, Yusa Takemoto, Shohei Takaoka, Koji Taguchi, Yoshiaki Uchida, Dmitrii G. Mazhukin, Igor A. Grigor'ev and Rui Tamura
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09202G, Communication
The liquid crystalline chiral nitroxide biradical (S,S,S,S)-3 synthesized has shown much larger ‘positive magneto-LC effects’ in the chiral nematic (N*) phase than the monoradical (S,S)-1.
Bingsen Zhang, Yiming Niu, Junyuan Xu, Xiaoli Pan, Cheng-Meng Chen, Wen Shi, Marc-Georg Willinger, Robert Schlögl and Dang Sheng Su
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08978F, Communication
The structural investigation of bimetallic PtNi2 nanoparticles from polycrystalline to randomly mixed and core–shell structures induced by thermal annealing in different atmospheres.
Zhongmin Zhou, Shuping Pang, Fuxiang Ji, Bo Zhang and Guanglei Cui
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09873D, Communication
With NH4PbI3 as the starting material, an organic cation exchange concept is employed to fabricate high-quality α-FAPbI3 perovskite thin films.
Sujay Mukhopadhyay, Roop Shikha Singh, Arnab Biswas and Daya Shankar Pandey
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10520J, Communication
Three cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes for photochemical water oxidation with the realization of high valent iridium in the catalytic cycle are presented.
Cunfang Feng, Kai Wang, Yuanxiang Xu, Liqun Liu, Bo Zou and Ping Lu
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09152G, Communication
CzCNDSB crystal possesses an inside pore and orderly arrayed channel, which can sense external pressure from 1.0 atm to as high as 9.21 GPa reversibly and reproducibly, accompanied by visible color changes.
Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10482C, Communication
We have realized the highly sensitive, selective ppm-level carbon monoxide (CO) detection based on graphene oxide (RGO) nanosheets-loaded SnO2 nanofibers with simultaneous Au functionalization.

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