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Pengfei Wang, Hu-Rong Yao, Tong-Tong Zuo, Ya-Xia Yin and Yu-Guo Guo
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09378G, Communication
A novel P2-type Na2/3Ni1/6Mg1/6Ti2/3O2 material is explored as an anode for sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) for the first time. It delivers a reversible capacity of 92 mA h g-1 with a...
Cheng Yang Ng, Timothy Xiong Wei Kwok, Francis Chee Kuan Chee Kuan Tan, Chian-Ming Low and Yulin Lam
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09305A, Communication
Arachidonic acid derivatives equipped with either one or two fluorescent groups attached to the tip of the alkyl chains were synthesized and shown to function as inhibitor and substrate probes...
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09457K, Communication
The catalytic enantioselective desymmetrization of aziridines with malononitrile has been developed. Good yield and enantioselectivity were obtained by using cinchona alkaloid amide/Zn(II) and base catalysts. The obtained product can be...
Moses Bio, Pallavi Rajaputra, Irene Lim, Pritam Thapa, Bomaonye Tienabeso, Robert E. Hurst and Youngjae You
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09994G, Communication
Photo-unclick chemistry mediates visible and near IR-controlled drug release via a singlet oxygen (SO)-cleavable linker. Due to the limited diffusion distance of SO in biological systems, a photosensitizer and the...
Nora Weineisen, Rianne Hommersom, Jens Voskuhl, Shrikrishnan Sankaran, Alexis DePauw, Nathalie Katsonis, Pascal Jonkheijm and Jeroen J L M Cornelissen
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09576C, Communication
Here we report on the covalent attachment of photoresponsive azobenzene moieties to cowpea chlorotic mottle virus (CCMV). The modified virus capsids can be reversibly immobilized on cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) bearing surfaces...
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08505A, Communication
Oxygen surface groups of activated carbon, produced by nitric acid treatment, are not only able to prevent Ni particles from sintering but also able to preferentially interact with nitro group...
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09582H, Communication
A natural product inspired rapid access of 3-(aminomethyl)pyridine by one-pot reaction of 1-amidopyridin-1-ium salt with aminal followed by reductive cleavage of the N-N bond is developed. This C3-selective formal C-H...
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09108C, Communication
A novel one-pot benzannulation reaction has been developed for the synthesis of substituted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the direct coupling of propargylic aldehydes/alcohols with 1,1-diarylethanol through an atom-economical uninterrupted...
Chung Ying Chan, Asif Noor, Catriona McLean, Paul Stephen Donnelly and Peter Barnard
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC10066J, Communication
A series of [Re(I)L(CO)3]+ complexes (where L is a bifunctional bis(NHC)-amine ligand) that are analogues of potential Tc-99m diagnostic imaging agents for Alzheimer’s disease have been synthesised. One of the...
Kuo-Lung Wang, Tzu-Husan Kuo, Chun-Feng Yao, Shu-Wei Chang, Yu-Shuo Yang, Hsin-Kai Huang, Cho-Jen Tsai and Masaki Horie
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08177K, Communication
Cyclopentadithiophene and methyl-2,5-dibromobenzoate have been copolymerised via palladium complex catalysed direct arylation. The methyl ester group in the benzoate unit is converted to the carboxyl group via saponification. The polymers...
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09348E, Communication
Heterogeneous compounds of Co3O4 and liquid ferrocene as an air catalyst show an excellent cycle performance of up to 570 cycles.
Juan Su, Xiaoxin Zou, Binghan Li, Hui Chen, Xinhao Li, Qiuying Yu, Qixi Mi and Jie-Sheng Chen
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08892A, Communication
A technology for storing photogenerated electrons is for the first time applied for significantly accelerating the crystallization of amorphous TiO2 at room temperature (reducing the reaction time from 80 to 2 days). The resulting porous anatase titania exhibits ultrahigh surface areas up to 736 m2 g−1.
Yimin Hu, Jie Ma, Lidong Li, Qiong Hu, Shuang Lv, Baohua Liu and Shaowu Wang
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09732D, Communication
Novel fused multifunctionalized dibenzoselenophenes (25 compounds) were obtained from tetraynes and diphenyl diselenide in a cascade hexadehydro-Diels–Alder reaction, involving the formation of four new C–C bonds and one new Caryl–Se bond and C–H activation via both intramolecular cyclization and intermolecular free radical reactions.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09039G, Communication
A copper(II) metal–organic gel has been synthesized. This metal–organic gel is an efficient reusable catalyst for CuAAC and conversion of CO2 to cyclic carbonates.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09361B, Communication
A ratiometric fluorescent chemosensor, Phos-1, capable of discriminating between phosgene and triphosgene, was constructed for selective and visual detection of phosgene.
Xueqing Hou, Yongtao Zhu, Yunke Qin, Lichuan Chen, Xuexiang Li, Hao-Li Zhang, Wei Xu, Daoben Zhu and Xiangfeng Shao
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09531C, Communication
Trithiasumanene was regioselectively transformed into tris(S,S-dioxide)-trithiasumanene, which displays strong fluorescence and forms a chiral cocrystal with HBT, showing a yellow emission.
Xinglin Yang, Gang Shan, Zimo Yang, Guiyi Huang, Guoqiang Dong, Chunquan Sheng and Yu Rao
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06897A, Communication
A novel approach toward quaternary carbon centered cyclobutanes through Pd(II)-catalyzed sequential intramolecular methylene C–H alkylation and intermolecular methine C–H bond arylation, alkenylation, alkylation, alkynylation, allylation, benzylation or alkoxylation is described.
Krishnamoorthy Lalitha, Vellaisamy Sridharan, C. Uma Maheswari, Praveen Kumar Vemula and Subbiah Nagarajan
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09120B, Communication
We report a chiral molecular packing with α-helical tubules, and chiral symmetry-breaking upon exposure to metal ions that generated the final ordered structure via an in situ morphological transition without undergoing any phase change.
Lujie Cao, Mingyang Yang, Dong Wu, Fucong Lyu, Zhifang Sun, Xiongwei Zhong, Hui Pan, Hongtao Liu and Zhouguang Lu
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08658F, Communication
A novel biopolymer-chitosan based supramolecular hydrogel type solid state electrolyte was prepared and demonstrated high ionic conductivity, and excellent thermal stability, mouldability, and flexibility.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09955F, Communication
The common biocompatible reductant, sodium ascorbate, serves as a “pro-oxidant,” facilitating N-terminal modification with vinylboronic acids in air, with divergent chemoselectivity from copper-catalyzed reactions.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08342K, Communication
A chiral porous polymer thin film has been prepared using a template of SURMOF, showing an enantioselective adsorption of naproxen.
Jingjing Guo, Shimin Hu, Wenwen Luo, Rongrong Hu, Anjun Qin, Zujin Zhao and Ben Zhong Tang
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09892D, Communication
The steric hindrance and electronic push–pull effect greatly influence the aggregation-induced emission (AIE) properties of 2,3-diphenylbenzo[b]thiophene S,S-dioxide.
Wan-Lu Li, Tian Jian, Xin Chen, Hai-Ru Li, Teng-Teng Chen, Xue-Mei Luo, Si-Dian Li, Jun Li and Lai-Sheng Wang
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09570D, Communication
A B2-Ta@B18 tubular molecular rotor and a Ta@B20 boron drum with the record coordination number of twenty were observed via a joint experimental and theoretical investigation.
Linglu Yi, Xuexia Lin, Haifang Li, Yuan Ma and Jin-Ming Lin
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC10078C, Communication
The identification of G1-phase arrest requires dynamic capturing method. In this work, we reported a indicator based on MYC and CDKN1A mRNA imaging to visualize G1-phase cycle arrest. A typical...
Hui Pan, Chengling Zhu, Tao Lu, Jinyou Lin, Jun Ma, di zhang and Shenmin Zhu
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08337D, Communication
Here we report novel chiral smectic through self-assembling two-dimensional graphene oxide nanosheets and one-dimensional cellulose nanorods. As shown by a phase diagram, the formation of chiral smectic strictly depends on...

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A collaborative sensitization by silyl-anchor and carboxy-anchor dyes (ADEKA-1 + LEG4) in dye-sensitized solar cells realized a high light-to-electric energy conversion efficiency of over 14% under one sun illumination.
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06759F
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