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Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10273H, Communication
Aggregates of perylene bisimide (PBI) derivative 3 serve as reactors and stabilizer for the preparation of mercury nanoparticles (HgNPs) and exhibit HgNPs induced emission enhancement. Further, in situ generated HgNPs...
Dominik Naglav, Anja Neumann, Dieter Bläser, Christoph Wölper, Rebekka Haack, Georg Jansen and Stephan Schulz
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09732G, Communication
The solid state structure of Be[N(SiMe3)2]2 (1) was determined by in situ crystallization and the bonding situation investigated by computational calculations. The Be-N bond is predominantly ionic, but some evidence...
Moon Joo Lee, Ji Hoon Kim, Hyung-Seok Lim, So Young Lee, Hyung Kyun Yu, Jong Hun Kim, Joo Sung Lee, Yang-Kook Sun, Michael D. Guiver, Kyung Do Suh and Young Moo Lee
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC90064F, Correction
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09726B, Communication
Allylic arylation of allylic acetates by sodium tetraarylborates in the presence of ppb to ppm (molar) loadings of a palladium NNC-pincer complex catalyst in methanol at 50 °C gave the...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10411K, Communication
A mononuclear nonheme manganese(IV)-oxo complex, [MnIV(O)(BQCN)]2+, was generated in the photocatalytic reaction of a manganese(II) complex, [MnII(BQCN)]2+, with [RuII(bpy)3]Cl2 as a photosensitizer, [CoIII(NH3)5Cl]Cl2 as a low-cost sacrificial electron acceptor, and...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00080G, Communication
A novel approach via reduction and carbonization of germanium chelate synchronously to in situ formed uniform Ge/carbon hybrid nanoparticles has been developed. The Ge/carbon composites, deriving from the homogenous dispersion...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00182J, Communication
The study describes the Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction with 4-[18F]fluoroiodobenzene ([18F]FIB) as novel and efficient method for rapid labelling of peptides with the short-lived positron emitter fluorine-18.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09933H, Communication
A simple and versatile synthetic route is develpoed to modulate the growth and distribution of MOFs/graphene oxide (GO) nanohybrid materials, achieving dense and ordered MOFs featuring different sizes and morphologies...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09346A, Communication
Selective scavengers of e-aq and OH. radical were used to investigate the radiolytic synthesis of gold nanoparticles from Au(III) solutions in the presence of chitosan. This reaction does not exclusively...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00355E, Communication
We report on the photoinduced bending behavior of gold-coated diarylethene crystals. The gold-coated rod-like crystal exhibited photoreversible bending upon alternating irradiation with ultraviolet (UV) and visible light. The initial speed...
Elisa Ivry, Amos Ben-Asuly, Israel Goldberg and Gabriel Lemcoff
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00052A, Communication
Several amino acid ligands were introduced to the Hoveyda-Grubbs 2nd generation complex by a facile anionic ligand exchange. The chiral pre-catalysts obtained displayed enantioselectivity in asymmetric ring-closing and ring-opening cross-metathesis...
Stefanie Susanne Dehnen, Florian Weigend, Stefan Mitzinger, Lies Broeckaert and Werner Massa
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10086G, Communication
[K([2.2.2]crypt)]+ salts of [V@Ge8As4]3– and [Nb@Ge8As6]3–were obtained by extraction of quaternary phases with en/[2.2.2]crypt. The V/Ge/As anion is the first Zintl anion incorporating a (formal) V5+ cation, thus the smallest...
Mayte Conejero Muriel, Jose A. Gavira, Estela Pineda-Molina, Adam Belsom, Mark Bradley, Monica Moral, Juan DG Duran, Angelica Luque-Gónzalez, Juan J. Diaz-Mochon, Rafael Contreras-Montoya, Ángela Martínez-Peragón, Juan Manuel Cuerva and Luis Alvarez de Cienfuegos
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09024A, Communication
For the first time the influence of the chirality of the gel fibers in protein crystallogenesis has been studied. Enantiomeric hydrogels 1 and 2 were tested with three proteins, lysozyme...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10016F, Communication
We report an indium triflate-catalyzed stereoselective intramolecular tandem conjugate addition of secondary amines to α,β-bisenones to afford a 1,2,3-trisubstituted six-membered ring bearing diketone substituents in good to excellent yields at...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00680E, Communication
Using a simple DNA reaction mechanism based on a catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA) process coupling nanocatalyst label, we experimentally demonstrated a high sensitive DNA detection method. Bimetalic nanocatalysts, core/shell Au@Pt...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10418H, Communication
The sulfonamidohelicene tetramer changes structure between a random-coil and a helix-dimer, where molecular thermal hysteresis appears. Mixing experiments of helix-dimer and random-coil solutions and a kinetic analysis show that the...
Erik Gabrielsson, Haining Tian, Susanna K Eriksson, Jiajia Gao, Hong Chen, Fusheng Li, Johan Oscarsson, Junliang Sun, Hakan Rensmo, Lars Kloo, Anders Hagfeldt and Licheng Sun
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06432A, Communication
Dipicolinic acid was investigated as a new anchoring group for DSSCs. A pilot dye (PD2) bearing this new anchoring group was found to adsorb significantly stronger to TiO2 than its...
Stefan Milton, Dmytro Honcharenko, Cristina Rocha, Pedro Moreno, C. I. Edvard Smith and Roger Stromberg
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08837A, Communication
2’-O-AECM modified oligonucleotides provide an unusual combination of remarkable properties. This includes the combination of high resistance towards enzymatic degradation with that AECM oligonucleotides appear to be spontaneously taken up...
Dongdong Su, Chai Lean Teoh, Animesh Samanta, Nam-Young Kang, Sung Jin Park and Young-Tae Chang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08814J, Communication
A novel zwitterionic near-infrared (NIR) dye, ZWCC, has been designed and synthesized. It shows significantly enhanced photostability and chemical stability compared to the existing zwitterionic NIR dye. In addition, the...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10062J, Communication
Alkylthiothieyl substituted benzothiophene (BDT) and alkoxycarbonyl cyanovinyl modified thienothiophene (TT) were copolymerized to obtain a new low band gap copolymer PBDTTT-S-CN with a efficiency of 7.00%.
Amit K. Roy, Jolien Dendooven, Davy Deduytsche, Kilian Devloo-Casier, Kim Ragaert, Ludwig Cardon and Christophe Detavernier
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09474C, Communication
PE-ALD functionalization of PTFE causes a permanent hydrophilic effect and a significant improvement of the “glueability” of PTFE to aluminium.
Cui-Lan Chang, Xiao-Yue Qi, Jiang-Wei Zhang, Ya-Ming Qiu, Xian-Jiang Li, Xin Wang, Yu Bai, Jun-Liang Sun and Hu-Wei Liu
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09988E, Communication
Magnetic functionalized homochiral metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) were prepared and applied to efficient enantioselective fishing of chiral drug intermediates.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09980J, Communication
A new application of a hybrid material exhibiting the photoelectrochemical photocurrent switching (peps) effect in a three-valued logic device is reported.
Yijiang Liu, Fuxin Liang, Qian Wang, Xiaozhong Qu and Zhenzhong Yang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08420A, Communication
Flexible Janus nanosheets can serve as a flexible solid emulsifier to encapsulate the desired species with single nanosheets, whose release can be pH triggered.
George R Newkome, James Ludlow, Tingzheng Xie, Zaihong Guo, Kai Guo, Mary Jane Saunders, Charles N. Moorefield and Chrys Wesdemiotis
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10044A, Communication
Self-assembly of a tribenzo-27-crown-9 ether functionalized with six terpyridines generated (85 %) an expanded tetrahedral structure comprised of four independent triangular surfaces interlinked by crown ether vertices.

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