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Zhisong Lu, Jing Wang, Xiutao Xiang, Rui Li, Yan Qiao and Changming Li
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00457H, Communication
Transient spikes from the bacteriorhodopsin (bR) photocycle are triggered with NIR irradiation for the first time by integrating bR with upconversion nanoparticles. This work may open new horizons for the...
Stefano Mariani, Simona Scarano, Maria Laura Ermini, Massimo Bonini and M. Minunni
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09889G, Communication
Nanoparticles with different sizes, refractive indices and plasmonic profiles are synthesized, labelled to DNA and embedded in DNA based plasmonic nanoarchitectures. The contributions of the different properties on Reflectivity Variations...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01368B, Communication
A synthetic strategy combining automated solid-phase chemical synthesis and enzymatic sialylation was developed to access α(2,3)-sialylated glycans.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01015B, Communication
This paper describes a highly stable ZnO/Ta2O5 photoanode with Ta2O5 deposited by atomic layer deposition. The ultrathin Ta2O5 protective layer prevents corrosion of ZnO and reduces surface carrier recombination, leading...
Eric Michael Lewandowski, Joanna Skiba, Nicholas Joseph Torelli, Aleksandra Rajnisz, Jolanta Solecka, Konrad Kowalski and Yu Chen
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00904A, Communication
We have determined a 1.18 Å resolution X-ray crystal structure of a novel ruthenocenyle-6-aminopenicillinic acid in complex with CTX-M β-lactamase, showing unprecedented details of interactions between ruthenocene and protein. As...
Changhui Liu, Zhihe Qing, Jing Zheng, Li Deng, Cheng Ma, Jishan Li, Yinhui Li, Sheng Yang, Jinfeng Yang, Jing Wang, Weihong Tan and Rong-Hua Yang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00557D, Communication
In this work, we propose a method for constructing silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on mesoporous silica nanospheres (MSNs) by a DNA-templated process. By in situ formation, the gatekeeper can be easily...
Dekun Qin, Jing Wang, Xurong Qin, Chunxia Wang, Ge Gao and Jingsong You
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00387C, Communication
A rhodium(III)-catalyzed dehydrogenative cross-coupling reaction has been developed for the synthesis of bi(hetero)aryl structures by using an oxime ethers as the directing group. This protocol features a relatively broad substrate...
Baofei Pan, Junjie Zhang, JINHUA HUANG, Jack Vaughey, Lu Zhang, Sang-Don Han, Anthony K Burrell, Zhengcheng Zhang and Chen Liao
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01225B, Communication
A novel Lewis acid-free and phenolate-based magnesium electrolyte has been established. The excellent reversibility and stability of this electrolyte in battery cycling render this novel Lewis acid-free synthetic approach as...
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00644A, Communication
From themed collection 2015 Emerging Investigators
Doxorubicin-loaded nanogels with multiresponsive properties are prepared using hyperbranched polyglycerol as a biocompatible scaffold. The nanogels are synthesized in a single step combining free-radical polymerization and a mild nanoprecipitation technique....
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01276G, Communication
From themed collection 2015 Emerging Investigators
We have studied uthrene with a large range of quantum chemical models. Uthrene is predicted to be naturally twisted and to possess a triplet ground state, making it the smallest...
Kengo Asai, Aiko Fukazawa and Shigehiro Yamaguchi
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00570A, Communication
A cyclic octithiophene containing two β,β'-linkages was synthesized. Due to the large structural change in the excited state, this compound exhibited bathochromically shifted fluorescence. It also showed a small difference...
Tatsuya Aotake, Mitsuharu Suzuki, Naoki Aratani, Junpei Yuasa, Daiki Kuzuhara, Hironobu Hayashi, Haruyuki Nakano, Tsuyoshi Kawai, Jishan Wu and Hiroko Yamada
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC90112J, Correction
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00366K, Communication
Introduction of triazole-based ligand to the zeolitic imidazolate framework-7 via a postsynthetic ligand exchange strategy not only keeps its framework, high stability and morphology, but also provides extra uncoordinated nitrogen...
Yudai Yamaoki, Tsukasa Mashima, Takashi Nagata and Masato Katahira
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00961H, Communication
Second-generation quadruplex hammerhead ribozymes, whose activity enhances in response to K+, were developed. New strategies suppressed the basal activity and boosted the activity enhancement upon the addition of K+ to 21-fold.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00486A, Communication
NiV3O8/natural graphite anodes show excellent electrochemical performance via a novel in situ electrochemical reconstruction.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00867K, Communication
Reactions between [(UO2)(py)(H2L)], the uranyl(VI) Pacman complex of the polypyrrolic macrocycle L and Tebbe's reagent or DIBAL result in the first reductive functionalisation of the uranyl oxo by Al to form [(py)R2AlOUO(py)(H2L)] (R = Me or iBu).
Radha Kishan Motkuri, Praveen K. Thallapally, Harsha V. R. Annapureddy, Liem X. Dang, Rajamani Krishna, Satish K. Nune, Carlos A. Fernandez, Jian Liu and B. Peter McGrail
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00113G, Communication
A flexible metal–organic framework, TetZB, shows remarkable affinity and separation capability of polar compounds (propanol isomers).
Ashfaq Afsar, Laurence M. Harwood, Michael J. Hudson, James Westwood and Andreas Geist
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00567A, Communication
It has been shown that modification of the phenanthroline backbone of CyMe4-BTPhen leads to subtle electronic modulation, permitting differential ligation of Am(III) and Cm(III) resulting in separation factors up to 7.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00981B, Communication
Design, construction and validation of the first whole-cell fluorescent biosensors reporting, simultaneously and with high sensitivity, bioavailable mercury, lead and cadmium in water samples.
Anne-Chloé M. A. Nassoy, Piotr Raubo and Joseph P. A. Harrity
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00975H, Communication
Azetidine and oxetane sulfinate salts are easily prepared from commercially available 3-iodoheterocycle precursors in a three-step sequence.
Xiuling Sun, Lixia Fan, Xin Zhou, Wei Quan Tian, Zongxia Guo, Zhibo Li, Xiaokang Li and Shengbin Lei
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00659G, Communication
The rigidity and affinity of building blocks to the surface show essential effects on the topology of the 2D polymers.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10298C, Communication
Hydrosilane enabled the formation of Pt nanoparticles and the silane functionalization of a carbon support material in one pot.
Yanyan Du, Zile Hua, Weimin Huang, Meiying Wu, Min Wang, Jin Wang, Xiangzhi Cui, Lingxia Zhang, Hangrong Chen and Jianlin Shi
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00269A, Communication
98% removal of 10 ppm NO is achieved for 237 h with no sign of deactivation with amorphous manganese oxides.
Wenqian Fu, Taotao Liu, Zhongxue Fang, Yuli Ma, Xiang Zheng, Wenchang Wang, Xiaojun Ni, Maolin Hu and Tiandi Tang
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10417J, Communication
A Cu-doped zeolite ZSM-5 (Cu-ZSM-5-M) with a micro-meso-macroporous structure was directly synthesized, and it exhibits excellent catalytic activity and good recyclability in the cross-coupling of aryl halides with diphenyl disulfides.
Chem. Commun., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10322J, Communication
A novel Pd-catalyzed intermolecular oxidative cyclization of bromoalkynes with N-allylamines to construct 3-bromo-pyrrole derivatives has been developed.

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