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Jun Chen, Xiaofei Hu, Kai Zhang, Liang Cong and Fangyi Cheng
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06394A, Communication
Here we first demonstrate that by simple treatment of heating and ball-milling, soil is enabled with 77.2% defect degree and acts as a high-performance anode material for soil/Li half cells...
Valentina Santolini, Gareth Tribello and Kim E. Jelfs
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05344G, Communication
A computational approach for the prediction of the open, metastable, conformations of porous organic molecules in the presence of solvent is developed.
Junya Ohyama, Taiki Koketsu, Yuta Yamamoto, Shigeo Arai and Atsushi Satsuma
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05484B, Communication
We found that twinned gold nanoparticles (T-AuNPs) are generated at a high probability by CO treatment of TiO2-supported Au(III) at room temperature. Because of the formation of T-AuNPs, the Au/TiO2...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04728E, Communication
Ni/MgO-CNTs catalysts are prepared by in-situ chemical vapor deposition growth of CNTs on Ni/MgO. These catalysts exhibit an improved performance for synthetic natural gas from syngas, which is attributed to...
Wen Yu, Gang Ou, Wenjie Si, Longhao Qi and Hui Wu
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06371J, Communication
Defective perovskite SrTiO3 have been synthesized by rapid solidification of their melts obtained from arc-melting treatment. As a result of rich and stable defects implanted in SrTiO3, the bandgap was...
Lawrence Wan-Yin WONG, Wang Hay Kan, Thanh-ha Nguyen, Herman H-Y. Sung, Dang Li, Alex Siu-Fai Au Yeung, Raj Pal Sharma, Zhenyang Lin and Ian D Williams
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04977F, Communication
bis(Mandelato)borate [B(Man)2]- (R- or S-) anions are simply prepared and appear widely effective for resolution of racemic cations. Three examples demonstrate their scope; the alkaloid tetrahydropalmatine (THP), 1,2-diaminopropane (1,2-dap) and...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05644F, Communication
The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) via water splitting requires the development of advanced and inexpensive electrocatalysts to replace expensive platinum (Pt)-based catalysts. Scalable hydrothermal synthesis of SnS on N-reduced graphene...
Hongyan Huang, Guanyuan Jiao, Shuli Liu, Quan Li, Xin Shi, Nina Fu, Lian-Hui Wang, Baomin Zhao and Wei Huang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05404D, Communication
Two kinds of unprecedented side reactions were identified in the Stille coupling reactions, including the direct C-H stannylation on α-hydrogen of thiophene units and the stannylation of arylbromides with trialkylstanne...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05916J, Communication
Reaction of phenylacetylene with an IrIII(METAMORPhos) complex generates a unique four-membered IrPNC metallacyclic species with an exocyclic C[double bond, length as m-dash]C fragment.
Yu-Jing Lu, Qiang Deng, Dong-Ping Hu, Zheng-Ya Wang, Bao-Hua Huang, Zhi-Yun Du, Yan-Xiong Fang, Wing-Leung Wong, Kun Zhang and Cheuk-Fai Chow
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05551B, Communication
A new RNA-selective fluorescent dye shows excellent nucleolus RNA staining and imaging performance in live cells.
Alexandra C. Stenson, Kevin N. West, W. Matthew Reichert, Phiwat Klomkaew, Cody G. Cassity, Breanna M. Dobyns, Benjamin Siu and James H. Davis
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05843K, Communication
Multi-ion ionic liquids featuring large numbers of distinct imidazolium cations can be easily and reproducibly prepared in a simple one-pot procedure.
Qian Zhang, Yunchuang Wang, Bin Kan, Xiangjian Wan, Feng Liu, Wang Ni, Huanran Feng, Thomas P. Russell and Yongsheng Chen
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06009E, Communication
Replacing the double thiophene unit of DRCN8T with thieno[3,2-b]thiophene, DRCN8TT a high efficiency of 8.11% was achieved, benefiting from the more preferred morphology.
Hao Liang, Zijie Zhang, Qipeng Yuan and Juewen Liu
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06824J, Communication
AMP is coordinated with Zn2+ forming supramolecular gels that can be mechanically healed and trap guest molecules.
Yang Shi, Zhongyan Wang, Xiaoli Zhang, Tengyan Xu, Shenglu Ji, Dan Ding, Zhimou Yang and Ling Wang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05792B, Communication
We reported a versatile method to prepare responsive supramolecular hydrogels.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05000F, Communication
Pd(II)-catalyzed auto-tandem formal [4+1] cycloaddition of diazoacetates and aryl propargyl alcohols affords 2,5-dihydrofurans as the dominant product over traditional ones.
Maya A. Wright, Francesco A. Aprile, Paolo Arosio, Michele Vendruscolo, Christopher M. Dobson and Tuomas P. J. Knowles
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03689E, Feature Article
We give an overview of current biophysical methods that are being used to study molecular chaperones and their interactions with amyloid proteins.
Gregor Kieslich, Shohei Kumagai, Keith T Butler, Takuro Okamura, Christopher H. Hendon, Shijing Sun, Masahiro Yamashita, Aron Walsh and Tony Cheetham
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06190C, Communication
Polymorphism in formate-based dense metal-organic frameworks with the general formula ABX3 is predicted by quantum chemical calculations and confirmed experimentally. In particular [NH3NH2]Zn(HCOO)3 crystallizes in two different polymorphs, a perovskite-like...
Federico Bella, Nick Vlachopoulos, Kazuteru Nonomura, Shaik M Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, Claudio Gerbaldi and Anders Hagfeldt
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05533D, Communication
The photopolymerization of Co(II)/Co(III) complexes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) by means of a fast, inexpensive, in-situ and inhibition-free process has been examined. We have succeeded in fabricating a high-performance...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06087G, Communication
Codelivery of nitric oxide (NO) and drugs based on a single nanocarrier is a promising therapeutic strategy. Here, we report a one-step nanoprecipitation method to generate nanoparticles that possess simultaneous...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05855D, Communication
In this communication, a new photoelectrochemical aptasensor with Au nanoparticles functionalized self-doped TiO2 nanotube arrays (Au/SD-TiO2 NTs) as core sensing unit and aptamers as recognition unit was set up to...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06585B, Communication
A well-crystalized single phase quinary layer transition metal oxide of NaNi1/4Co1/4Fe1/4Mn1/8Ti1/8O2 was successfully synthesized. It exhibited excellent cycle performance and high rate capability as a cathode material for sodium-ion batteries.
Zi-Yi Du, Yu-Zhi Sun, Shao-Li Chen, Bo Huang, Yu-Jun Su, Ting-Ting Xu, Wei-Xiong Zhang and Xiao-Ming Chen
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06863K, Communication
The molecular dynamics of encapsulated cation within perovskite-like coordination polymers [(CH3)3NH][M(N3)3] (M = Mn, Cd) are investigated, which are well controlled by the confined space of a deformable azido framework....
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05945C, Communication
Gold-catalyzed synthesis of buta-1,3-dien-2-yl esters from the reactions of propargyl esters and vinylazides are described; the reaction mechanism is postulated to involve a vinyl attack of vinylazides at alkenyl gold...
Wenjun Zhang, Minhuan Lan, Yanfei Di, Xiaoyue Zhu, Tsz-Wai Ng, Jing Xia, Weimin Liu, Xiangmin Meng, Pengfei Wang and Chun-sing Lee
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC05835J, Communication
A carbon dot-based fluorescence turn-on sensor for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) with a photo-induced electron transfer mechanism was developed. The sensor exhibits good selectivity, sensitivity, and rapid response to H2O2 with...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04273A, Communication
A cofacial iron tetraphenyl porphyrin dimer, o-Fe2DTPP, bio-inspired from the Ni-Fe containing metalloenzyme, carbon monoxide dehydrogenase (CODH) efficiently and selectively catalyses the electrochemical reduction of CO2 to CO in DMF/10%...

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