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Feng Luo, Heng Ya Gao, Wenli Peng, PanPan Meng, Xuefeng Feng, Jianqiang Li, HuiQiong Wu, Chang Sheng Yan and Yang Yang Xiaong
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01898C, Communication
Herein, we report an elaborate method, size-selective crystallization of Ln-MOFs, to isolate lanthanide (Ln) ions. These 13 lanthanide ions, except for the radioactive Pm(III) ion, are separated by four kinds...
Yan-Yan Liao, Jian-Chao Deng, Yan-Ping Ke, Xiao-Lin Zhong, Li Xu, Riyuan Tang and Wenxu Zheng
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02373A, Communication
Langlois reagent was found to be effective for the isothiocyanation of primary amines in the presence of copper iodide and diethyl phosphonate.
Courtney A Downes, Joseph W Yoo, Nicholas M Orchanian, Ralf Haiges and Smaranda C Marinescu
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02473H, Communication
[Co(bds)2][nBu4N] (where bds = 1,2-benzenediselenolate) was identified as an electrocatalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction. Mechanistic studies indicated that a black precipitate, which formed upon treating [Co(bds)2]– with acid, as...
Maik Grätz, Andreas Bäcker, Lisa Vondung, Leon Maser, Arian Reincke and Robert Langer
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02335A, Communication
We report a novel method for the preparation of PBP-pincer complexes from bis(phosphine)-boronium salts. The central (R3P)2HB-moiety in a palladium complex is demonstrated to be a L-type ligand, therewith completing...
Malay Pramanik, Cuiling Li, Yusuf Valentino KANETI and Yusuke Yamauchi
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01311F, Communication
We report a one-pot straightforward synthetic strategy for the production of an efficient oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) electrocatalyst by the hybridization of hexagonally ordered mesoporous/crystalline tin phosphate (mesoSnPi) nanoflakes with...
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02704D, Communication
A protonated mononuclear complex [Zn(Hbpvp)Cl3] (1) is assembled by solvothermal reaction of Zn(NO3)2•6H2O with 3,5-bis-(2-(pyridin-4-yl)vinyl)pyridine (bpvp) in DMF/H2O with a few drops of concentrated HCl added. Hydrogen-bonded zigzag chains of...
Ying Wang, Zilvinas Rinkevicius and Mårten Ahlquist
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC03041J, Communication
The widely studied water oxidation catalyst [RuII(tpy)(L)(OH2)]2+ (tpy = 2,2’:6’,2’’-terpyridine, L = bpy = 2,2’-bipyridine or L = bpm = 2,2’-bipyrimidine) is still under scrutiny. Here we present a new...
Mingli Zhang, Pan Wu, Wei-Tao Dou, Hai-Hao Han, Xiao-Peng He, Chunyan Tan and Yuyang Jiang
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02363D, Communication
Three cationic conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs) with a common poly(p-phenylene ethynylene) backbone and different galactose-containing side chains were designed and synthesized. These CPEs were characerized and their application in targeted hepatoma...
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02382K, Communication
Abstract: Screw-like hierarchical chiral fibres were constructed by co-templating two building tectons, DNA and porphyrin, under the bridging effect of cationic organosilane. The chirality transfer from the DNA molecular to...
Mirian Díaz de los Bernardos, Sara Pérez-Rodríguez, Aitor Gual, Carmen Claver and Cyril Godard
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01779K, Communication
Well defined Ni nanoparticles (NiNPs) stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have been synthesized through a new methodology involving the decarboxylation of a zwitterionic CO2 adduct. Their catalytic performance was tested...
Ryota Sakamoto, Kenji Takada, Tigmansu Pal, Hiroaki Maeda, Tetsuya Kambe and Hiroshi Nishihara
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00810D, Feature Article
Nanosheets, which are two-dimensional polymeric materials, remain among the most actively researched areas of chemistry and physics this decade. Generally, nanosheets are inorganic materials created from bulk crystalline layered materials...
S. Bongarzone, A. Runser, C. Taddei, A. K. Haji Dheere and A. D. Gee
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01407D, Communication
Radiosynthesis of [11C]amides via the Mitsunobu reaction.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02303K, Communication
Nanostructured KxNayMnFe(CN)6 (x+y≤2) has been synthesized via a facile co-precipitation method. As a cathode, KNMF-3 presents a highly reversible capacity of 133.3 mA h g−1 at 20 mA g−1 as...
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01016H, Communication
Isoprene chain shuttling polymerisation between the 1,4-trans regulating Cp*La(BH4)2(THF)2/MgnBuEt (Cp* = C5Me5) and the 1,4-cis regulating NdCl3(THF)2/AlR3 (R = Et or iBu) systems provides access to stereoblock polyisoprene.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02194A, Communication
Direct catalytic alkynylation of N-unprotected trifluoromethyl ketimines allowed an unprecedented direct access to N-unprotected α-tetrasubstituted primary amines without additional deprotection steps.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02176C, Communication
Understanding the formation and properties of self-assembled peptide nanostructures is the basis for the design of new architectures for various applications.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01932G, Communication
Reductive cross-coupling of aryl halides with alkyl tosylates was developed using a nickel/vitamin B12 catalyst system. The tosylate was activated by reduced vitamin B12 to form alkyl cobalt(III), which served as a good alkylating agent for aryl-nickel species, leading to C(sp3)–C(sp2) bond.
Dipak Kumar Tiwari, Mandalaparthi Phanindrudu, Sandip Balasaheb Wakade, Jagadeesh Babu Nanubolu and Dharmendra Kumar Tiwari
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01195D, Communication
An efficient method to access functionalized quinolines from the readily available saturated ketones and anthranils have been explored.
Wenxing Zhang, Wanle Sheng, Changjiang Yu, Yun Wei, Hua Wang, Erhong Hao and Lijuan Jiao
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02393F, Communication
A homogeneous series of oligo-butadiynylene-BODIPYs containing up to four BODIPY moieties have been synthesized in one pot, and from which a soluble, red emitting butadiyne-linked dimer, which can ratiometrically detect viscosity, was developed.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02584J, Communication
Field induced slow magnetic relaxation behavior has been studied for the first time for two P-donor ligand-based square-pyramidal CoII complexes with an easy-plane magnetic anisotropy.
Yingjie Ma, Xiaojie Zhang, Sebastian Stappert, Zhongyi Yuan, Chen Li and Klaus Müllen
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01964E, Communication
(o-Phenyleno)naphthalene dianhydride 7 was synthesized by a six-step reaction. Imidizations of 7 led to various diimides 8. Their optical and electrochemical properties hold promise for organic electronics.
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01520H, Communication
We have prepared a series of aniline-linked and fused perylene bisimides (PBIs) for making near-infrared (NIR) fluorophores.
Pengyang Xin, Si Tan, Yonghui Sun, Qiaojv Ren, Wenpei Dong, Jingjing Guo, Tao Jiang and Chang-Po Chen
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02076G, Communication
The number and position of carboxyls in the channel have a significant impact on the membrane-incorporation ability, ion selectivity and NH4+ transport activity of the macrocyclic channels.
Francisca A. e Silva, Jorge F. B. Pereira, Kiki A. Kurnia, Sónia P. M. Ventura, Artur M. S. Silva, Robin D. Rogers, João A. P. Coutinho and Mara G. Freire
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02294H, Communication
An alternative way to distinguish ionic liquids and Coulombic-dominated salts based on the temperature dependency of aqueous biphasic systems.
G. Carrone, J. Pellegrino and F. Doctorovich
Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02186K, Communication
The first method for HNO controlled generation induced by visible light using a pH-dependent HNO donor activated by a Ru complex is reported.

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