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Chemical Communications

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Samir Z Zard and Béatrice Quiclet-Sire
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01683A, Communication
Geminal mercapto trialkyl- and trialkoxy-silanes undergo an efficient radical chain rearrangement, whereby the silyl group migrates from carbon to sulfur; the starting materials are readily obtained by exploiting the peroxide...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01426J, Communication
Molybdenum carbide nanotube (Mo2C-NT) was synthesized which showed remarkable catalytic activity for regeneration of the organic sulfide redox shuttle. The dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) using Mo2C-NT as counter electrode (CE)...
Shen Jian-Qiang, Ying Zhang, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Yang-Guang Li, Yan-Qing Gao and Enbo Wang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49245A, Communication
Two heteropolyoxoniobate-based 3D frameworks were firstly constructed by the hexa-capped Keggin polyoxoniobates [PNb12O40(VO)6]3- and copper cations. Photocatalytic studies indicated that the hybrid materials exhibit photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01590H, Communication
Highly efficient exciplex systems incorporating a heptazine derivative (HAP-3MF) as an electron acceptor and 1,3-di(9H-carbazol-9-yl)benzene (mCP) as an electron donor are developed. An organic light-emitting diode containing 8 wt% HAP-3MF:mCP...
Sergei Vereshchagin, Leonid A Solovyov, Evgenii V Rabchevskii, Vyacheslav A Dudnikov, Sergey G Ovchinnikov and Alexander Anshits
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00913D, Communication
A tetragonal phase Sr0.8Gd0.2CoO3-δ with ordered Gd3+/Sr2+ ions and oxygen vacancy sites is found to be about five times less active in the reaction of methane combustion than a quenched...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49439J, Communication
The efficient conversion of biomass-derived glycolide into ethylene glycol over CuO in water was investigated. The reaction of glycolide was carried out with 25 mmol Zn and 6 mmol CuO...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC46931J, Communication
We report here that polysubstituted dihydroisoquinolones and isoquinolones can be constructed by the one-pot reaction of the readily available acyclic a,b-unsaturated carbonyl precursors and dialkyl glutaconates under mild basic conditions...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01822B, Communication
A highly efficient and selective reaction for the synthesis of 2-substituted benzoxazoles and benzimidazoles catalyzed by Au/TiO2 has been developed via two hydrogen-transfer processes. This reaction has a good tolerance...
Akshaya Palai, Jihee Lee, Taejoo Shin, Amit Kumar, Seung-Un Park and Seungmoon Pyo
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02055C, Communication
Preparation and structural analysis of highly ordered single crystalline wires of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) molecular semiconductor grown through a solution process is reported, and the static/dynamic electrical response of organic electronic...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01126K, Communication
Mn2+–ZnS@CS-RBS nanospheres were designed and synthesized by a facile method for NO delivery triggered by NIR-II light.
Rüdiger Bertermann, Holger Braunschweig, William C. Ewing, Thomas Kramer, Ashwini K. Phukan, Alfredo Vargas and Christine Werner
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01246A, Communication
This work presents a novel mercury metalloboride where bonding is described as a combination of σ-donation and π-back-donation.
Masahiro Kamitani, Masaki Ito, Masumi Itazaki and Hiroshi Nakazawa
Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01498G, Communication
Effective dehydrogenation of 2-pyridylmethanol derivatives was achieved using an iron catalyst (TON = 67 000) without a hydrogen acceptor.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01490A, Communication
Germanium dioxide has many applications in the optoelectronics sector and is the subject of substantial research interest. In this contribution we report the preparation of germanium dioxide nanoparticles of varied...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01282H, Communication
We have synthesized and evaluated two self-immobilizing, turn-on fluorescent probes carrying a coumarin molecular framework for imaging intracellular human steroid sulfatase (STS) activity. The 8-fluoromethyl coumarin derivative, which gives a...
Huanfeng Jiang, Wanfei Yang, Huoji Chen, Jianxiao Li and Wanqing Wu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02023E, Communication
An aerobic oxidative cross-coupling reaction of alkenes with polyfluorobenzenes through palladium-catalyzed allylic C−H activation is reported. The attractive route provides a new way to forge allylic C−C bonds of valuable...
Caiyun Liu, Huifang Wu, Zuokai Wang, Changxiang Shao, Baocun Zhu and Xiaoling Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00980K, Communication
A fast-response, highly sensitive and selective fluorescent probe with a receptor of 2-(diphenylphosphino)benzoate moiety for the ratiometric imaging of nitroxyl in living cells was first developed.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01059K, Communication
An efficient C-O, C-S and C-C bond-forming sequence leads to functionalised compounds bearing sulfur-substituted quaternary carbons. Ynamides are employed as diazo-replacements to access the [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangements of allyl-sulfonium ylides by...
Aline Couffin, Olivier Thillaye du Boullay, Marc Vedrenne, Christophe Navarro, Blanca Martin-Vaca and Didier Bourissou
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00466C, Communication
The disulfonimide (R)-1 enables enantio-differentiation of a large scope of chiral O-heterocycles thanks to the formation of diastereomeric adducts. The underlying H-bond has been investigated by NMR. (R)-1 has been...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01597E, Communication
A bromine-radical mediated three-component coupling reaction was effectively achieved by the use of allenes, electron-deficient alkenes, and allyl bromides and led to the synthesis of 2-bromo-1,7-dienes in good to high...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02073A, Communication
A previously known iridium POCOP pincer catalyst was found to selectively dehydrogenate the heterocyclic portion of several indolic and carbazolic molecules. Dehydrogenations of the heterocyclic ring began just above 170...
Xing Wang, Yanyu Yang, Peiyuan Gao, Dan Li, Fei Yang, Hong Shen, Hongxia Guo, F.J. Xu and Decheng Wu
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01859A, Communication
High-generation dendrimers derived from 1→2 and 1→3 branching motifs are optimal candidates possessing a large number of exact terminal groups, but their synthesis usually requires many tedious reaction and purification...
Xing Meng, Ronglin Zhong, Xuezhi Song, Shuyan Song, Zhaomin Hao, Min Zhu, Shuna Zhao and Hongjie Zhang
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC00553H, Communication
A 3D pillar-layer framework (1) with uncoordinated carboxyl groups exhibits exceptional stability. It can effectively and selectively adsorb Cu2+ ions and has been applied as chromatographic column for separating Cu2+...
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02322F, Communication
A practical RhIII-catalyzed cascade olefination/annulation of picolinamides leading to pyrrolo[3,4-b]pyridines has been developed. The reaction shows wide scope, complete regiocontrol and excellent stereoselectivity.
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01791A, Communication
The InCl3-catalyzed sequential four-component reaction between 2-furfurylamine, β-dicarbonyl compounds and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes in ethanol, followed by microwave irradiation in solvent-free conditions, afforded good to excellent yields of highly substituted pyridines....
Akifumi Kawamura, Tadahiro Kiguchi, Takeshi Nishihata, Tadashi Uragami and Takashi Miyata
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01187B, Communication
Target molecule-responsive hydrogel with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) as a ligand for BPA was strategically prepared by molecular imprinting with a minute amount of crosslinker. Both the BPA-imprinted and non-imprinted hydrogels with...

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