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Shijin Zhu, Jia Qi Jia, Tian Wang, Dong Zhao, Jian Yang, Fan Dong, Zheng Guo Shang and Yuxin Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03976B, Communication
Two kinds of novel CeO2@MnO2 nanostructures have been synthesized via a self-assembly strategy. The as-prepared CeO2 nanowire@MnO2 nanostructures exhibited unprecedented pseudocapacitance performance (255 F g-1) with outstanding rate capability. A...
Tongxin Liu, Jinliang Ma, Di Chao, Pengling Zhang, Qingfeng Liu, Lei Shi, Zhiguo Zhang and Guisheng Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04934B, Communication
An unprecedented AgNO2-mediated novel transformation of sulfonylhydrazones with [60]fullerene to various fulleroisoxazolines has been developed. The new chemistry of sulfonylhydrazones involving the cleavage of N−N bond in synthetic application is...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05312A, Communication
Pd-catalyzed Heck coupling reactions predominantly employ electronically biased alkenes that react with high substrate-controlled regioselectivity. Here, we describe oxidative Heck coupling reactions between arylboronic acids and electronically unbiased terminal alkenes....
J. Jakhlal, S. Coantic-Castex, C. Denhez, C. Petermann, A. Martinez, D. Harakat, D. Guillaume and P. Clivio
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04212G, Communication
The 3′-end sugar puckering of a dinucleotide can potentiate or cancel the stacking effect of the 5′-end N-sugar conformation.
Andrew M Riley, Huanchen Wang, Jeremy Weaver and Barry V L Potter
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05017K, Communication
To synthesise stabilised mimics of InsP8, the most phosphorylated inositol phosphate signalling molecule in Nature, we replaced its two diphosphate (PP) groups with either phosphonoacetate (PA) or methylenebisphosphonate (PCP) groups....
George R Newkome, Rajarshi Sarkar, Zaihong Guo, Jingyi Li, Tarak Burai, Charles N. Moorefield and Chrys Wesdimiotis
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05048K, Communication
Mixing of metallocyclic trimers and tetramers in an exact 1:1.5 stoichiometry provided new supramolecular triangles in quantitative yields. Characterization of the new hetero-nuclear metallomacrocycles was achieved by 1H, 2D-COSY, 2D-NOESY,...
Chenghao Zhu, Guangyang Xu, Kai Liu, Lin Qiu, Shiyong Peng and Jiangtao Sun
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04830C, Communication
A gold-catalyzed intramolecular coupling of diazo compounds to produce cyclic olefins has been well established. The medium and large size membered olefins were obtained in moderate to good yields. Notably,...
Grzegorz Gabka, Piotr Bujak, Maciej Gryszel, Andrzej Ostrowski, Karolina Malinowska, Grazyna Zukowska, Fabio Agnese, Adam Pron and P Reiss
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04151A, Communication
A novel synthesis method for Cu2ZnSnS4 nanocrystals is presented using a liquid precursor of tin, namely tin(II) 2-ethylhexanoate, which yields small and nearly monodisperse nanocrystals either in the kesterite or...
Oliver J. Stacey, Angelo J. Amoroso, James A. Platts, Peter N. Horton, Simon J. Coles, David Lloyd, Catrin F. Williams, Anthony J. Hayes, Jay J. Dunsford and Simon J. A. Pope
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02623G, Communication
A heterometallic, water soluble PtII–GdIII complex possesses visible luminescence and enhanced water relaxivity whilst showing promise and application in cell imaging studies.
C. Caumes, E. Gillon, B. Legeret, C. Taillefumier, A. Imberty and S. Faure
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04646G, Communication
The straightforward access to peptoid-based multivalent thioglycoclusters displaying 1-thio-β-D-galactose or 1-thio-α/β-D-mannose and their evaluation towards two bacterial lectins are described.
Thomas Nijs, Frederik J. Malzner, Shadi Fatayer, Aneliia Wäckerlin, Sylwia Nowakowska, Edwin C. Constable, Catherine E. Housecroft and Thomas A. Jung
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04186D, Communication
4,2′:6′,4′′-Terpyridine building blocks self-assemble into hydrogen-bonded domains; addition of copper atoms results in an on-surface transformation into a coordination network.
Ryunosuke Hata, Hiroshi Nonaka, Yoichi Takakusagi, Kazuhiro Ichikawa and Shinsuke Sando
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04597E, Communication
A new hyperpolarized 15N NMR probe that induces a large chemical-shift change upon binding of Ca2+ was developed.
M. Klinger, C. Schenk, F. Henke, A. Clayborne, A. Schnepf and A.-N. Unterreiner
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04513D, Communication
Femtosecond pump–probe absorption spectroscopy in tetrahydrofuran solution has been used to investigate the dynamics of a metalloid cluster compound {Ge9[Si(SiMe3)3]3} 1.
Zhiliang Xiu, Muhammad Hilmy Alfaruqi, Jihyeon Gim, Jinju Song, Sungjin Kim, Trang Vu Thi, Pham Tung Duong, Joseph Paul Baboo, Vinod Mathew and Jaekook Kim
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03381K, Communication
Hierarchical meso-/macroporous anatase TiO2 was synthesized by the hydrolysis of a titanium metal–organic framework precursor followed by calcination in air.
Pengfei Qi, Yuzhen Han, Junwen Zhou, Xiaotao Fu, Siwu Li, Jingshu Zhao, Lu Wang, Xinxin Fan, Xiao Feng and Bo Wang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03710G, Communication
A mechanochemical synthetic method of preparing LiCoO2 coated by MOF-derived metal oxide composites is introduced. These composites show 148 mA h g−1 at 2325 mA g−1 and excellent thermal stability (55 °C).
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03639A, Communication
The first bottom-up synthesis of Ge1−xSnx nanowires with a high tin content of 12.4 ± 0.7 at% was developed.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04378F, Communication
Two-dimensional crystalline cellulose oligomers with surface-reactive azide groups were synthesized by enzymatic reactions and covalently post-functionalized with alkyne-containing dye molecules through click reactions.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03230J, Communication
DCC-mediated cyclodehydration of α-trifluoromethyl-β-hydroxy acids provides α-trifluoromethylated β-lactone intermediates, without loss of stereoselectivity. These lactones undergo facile decarboxylation providing a simple route to obtain both alkyl and aryl 1-trifluoromethyl alkenes in excellent yields and stereoselectivity.
Panpan Zhang, Wangsheng Sun, Guofeng Li, Liang Hong and Rui Wang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03964A, Communication
The copper-catalyzed cascade azidation–cyclization of tryptophols and tryptamines has been developed.
Erika Nakashima and Hisashi Yamamoto
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03458B, Communication
Our flow reaction systems have provided quantitative yields of nitroso Diels–Alder products with no byproducts in cases of cyclic dienes without temperature and pressure controls.
Ana Gimeno, Alejandra Rodríguez-Gimeno, Ana B. Cuenca, Carmen Ramírez de Arellano, Mercedes Medio-Simón and Gregorio Asensio
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04606H, Communication
Unactivated alkenes and 1,3-unsubstituted indoles in gold(I)-catalysed hydroaminative/arylative cascade cyclizations.
Qiang Gao, Lesan Yan, Michael Chiorazzo, E. James Delikatny, Andrew Tsourkas and Zhiliang Cheng
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04540A, Communication
PLA2-responsive and superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticle-loaded phospholipid micelles were developed. The release of a phospholipid-conjugated dye from these micelles was triggered due to phospholipid degradation by phospholipase A2. The high relaxivity of the encapsulated SPIO could enable non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04032A, Communication
Ag–Ni binary nanoparticles with different shapes (snowman and core–shell) were synthesized by modulating the lattice strain and used as plasmonic catalyst for hydrogenation.
Kai-Xin Xie, Shuo-Hui Cao, Qian Liu, Wei-Peng Cai, Si-Xin Huo, Hitoshi Watarai and Yao-Qun Li
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03400K, Communication
The SPCE was modulated by a magnetic field through the interaction between plasmon and magnetic field.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04271B, Communication
Inspired by the biological light-driven proton pump, a light-harvesting system based on multifunctional artificial nanochannels is developed for photocurrent generation.

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