Themed collection Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022

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Low-temperature reaction dynamics of paramagnetic species in the gas phase

By carefully controlling the reactants and precisely probing the products, we can gain insights into how radical reactions occur on a fundamental level.

Graphical abstract: Low-temperature reaction dynamics of paramagnetic species in the gas phase
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
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Current electrochemical approaches to selective deuteration

A highlight of recent synthetic methods for selective deuteration of organic molecules using electrochemistry.

Graphical abstract: Current electrochemical approaches to selective deuteration
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
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Recent advances in electrocatalytic nitrite reduction

Electrocatalytic nitrite reduction is of great significance for wastewater treatment and value-added chemicals synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in electrocatalytic nitrite reduction
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
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Recent advances in radical enabled selective Csp3–F bond activation of multifluorinated compounds

The highlight describes the emerging trend in the C–F functionalization area: recent progress in the single-electron-transfer initiated selective defluorinative functionalizations of Csp3–F bonds in multifluorinated compounds via radical pathways.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in radical enabled selective Csp3–F bond activation of multifluorinated compounds
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Feature Article

Molecular polymer bottlebrushes in nanomedicine: therapeutic and diagnostic applications

Molecular polymer bottlebrushes offer a comprehensive toolbox for nanomaterials design. Their tuneable and multifunctional architecture has accelerated their use in nano-bio research and nanomedicine applications.

Graphical abstract: Molecular polymer bottlebrushes in nanomedicine: therapeutic and diagnostic applications
From the themed collection: 2022 Pioneering Investigators
Open Access Feature Article

Pushing the limits of nanopore transport performance by polymer functionalization

Inspired by the design and performance of biological pores, polymer functionalization of nanopores has emerged as an evolving field to advance transport performance within the last few years.

Graphical abstract: Pushing the limits of nanopore transport performance by polymer functionalization
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Feature Article

Theory of electronic resonances: fundamental aspects and recent advances

The treatment of electronic resonances in terms of complex-valued energies is discussed with a focus on recent methodological developments.

Graphical abstract: Theory of electronic resonances: fundamental aspects and recent advances
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Feature Article

Atomic force microscopy applied to interrogate nanoscale cellular chemistry and supramolecular bond dynamics for biomedical applications

Understanding biological interactions at a molecular-level grants valuable information relevant to improving medical treatments and outcomes.

Graphical abstract: Atomic force microscopy applied to interrogate nanoscale cellular chemistry and supramolecular bond dynamics for biomedical applications
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Feature Article

Understanding the reactivity of frustrated Lewis pairs with the help of the activation strain model–energy decomposition analysis method

This Feature article presents recent representative applications of the combination of the Activation Strain Model of reactivity and the Energy Decomposition Analysis methods to understand the reactivity of Frustrated Lewis Pairs (FLPs).

Graphical abstract: Understanding the reactivity of frustrated Lewis pairs with the help of the activation strain model–energy decomposition analysis method
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Feature Article

Self-assembled organic and hybrid materials derived from oligo-(p-phenyleneethynylenes)

Self-assembly of oligo-(p-phenyleneethynylenes) (OPEs), a class of π-conjugated systems, into versatile materials has widened the application horizon of this molecular system with properties ranging from opto-electronics and energy to biology.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled organic and hybrid materials derived from oligo-(p-phenyleneethynylenes)
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Feature Article

Ionic liquids and deep eutectics as a transformative platform for the synthesis of nanomaterials

Ionic liquids and their siblings deep eutectic solvents offer a unique combinatorial toolbox enabling deliberate nanosynthesis like no other solvents.

Graphical abstract: Ionic liquids and deep eutectics as a transformative platform for the synthesis of nanomaterials
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Feature Article

Unlocking the computational design of metal–organic cages

Metal–organic cages are macrocyclic structures that can possess an intrinsic void for application in encapsulation, sensing and catalysis. In this article, we highlight approaches and limitations to their computational design.

Graphical abstract: Unlocking the computational design of metal–organic cages
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Feature Article

Sustainable catalysis with fluxional acridine-based PNP pincer complexes

The recent developments of sustainable catalytic reactions catalyzed by fluxional acridine-based PNP pincer complexes are explored, focusing on their unique structural features and reactivities compared to other traditional pincer complexes.

Graphical abstract: Sustainable catalysis with fluxional acridine-based PNP pincer complexes
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Feature Article

Mechanophotonics – a guide to integrating microcrystals toward monolithic and hybrid all-organic photonic circuits

This feature article gives guidelines to construct molecular crystal-based organic photonic integrated circuits (OPICs) using mechanical micromanipulation with atomic force microscopy tips.

Graphical abstract: Mechanophotonics – a guide to integrating microcrystals toward monolithic and hybrid all-organic photonic circuits
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Feature Article

Unlocking novel reaction pathways of diazoalkanes with visible light

In this feature article, the photolysis and dye-sensitized reactions of diazoalkanes are discussed and applications in organic synthesis are presented.

Graphical abstract: Unlocking novel reaction pathways of diazoalkanes with visible light
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Feature Article

Supramolecular cancer photoimmunotherapy based on precise peptide self-assembly design

Combinational photoimmunotherapy (PIT) is considered to be an ideal strategy for the treatment of malignant cancer, because it can ablate the primary tumor and induce the host immune response to control tumor growth and distal metastasis.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular cancer photoimmunotherapy based on precise peptide self-assembly design
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Feature Article

Precise surface control of cathode materials for stable lithium-ion batteries

Precise surface control of cathode materials for stable Li-ion batteries: materials design, kinetics control and stabilization mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Precise surface control of cathode materials for stable lithium-ion batteries
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Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Solvent polishing engineering for quasi-two-dimensional perovskite blue light-emitting diodes

From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Fluorogenic and genetic targeting of a red-emitting molecular calcium indicator

The fluorogenic activation of a calcium molecular probe via reaction with HaloTag yields a fluorescent AND logic gate enabling selective and wash-free calcium imaging in genetically-defined organelles.

Graphical abstract: Fluorogenic and genetic targeting of a red-emitting molecular calcium indicator
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Modulation of proton conductivity in coordination polymer mixed glasses

Mixed glasses from two meltable coordination polymers show composition dependent glass transition temperatures and a mixed-glass former effect on proton conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Modulation of proton conductivity in coordination polymer mixed glasses
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Membrane targeting enhances muramyl dipeptide binding to NOD2 and Arf6–GTPase in mammalian cells

Membrane localization of each component strengthens NOD2–MDP–Arf6 binding, demonstrating importance of membrane targeting for future NOD2 agonist design.

Graphical abstract: Membrane targeting enhances muramyl dipeptide binding to NOD2 and Arf6–GTPase in mammalian cells
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Communication

Bis[cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene] isomers: Stable trans-bis(CAAC) versus facile olefin formation for cis-bis(CAAC)

A trans-bis(CAAC) was isolated and shown to be a ditopic ligand for rhodium and iridium. The cis-isomer is unstable towards intramolecular C[double bond, length as m-dash]C-bond formation, however, its formal insertion products into the bonds of H2O and NH3 were identified.

Graphical abstract: Bis[cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene] isomers: Stable trans-bis(CAAC) versus facile olefin formation for cis-bis(CAAC)
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Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Two-Dimensional Polymerization-Induced Electrostatic Self-Assembly via C12-Polyelectrolyte Lamellar Template

From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Accepted Manuscript - Communication

Designed assembly of heterometallic zeolite-like framework materials from two different superteteahedral metal clusters

From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Catalytic asymmetric amination of azlactones with azobenzenes

Asymmetric electrophilic amination of azobenzenes with azlactones was achieved with broad substrate scope in high yield and ee.

Graphical abstract: Catalytic asymmetric amination of azlactones with azobenzenes
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

2D and 3D metal–organic frameworks constructed with a mechanically rigidified [3]rotaxane ligand

A flexible bis-isophthalic acid was successfully transformed to a [3]rotaxane ligand which facilitates the construction of a 2D or 3D metal–organic framework in a controlled manner.

Graphical abstract: 2D and 3D metal–organic frameworks constructed with a mechanically rigidified [3]rotaxane ligand
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Discovery of brevijanazines from Aspergillus brevijanus reveals the molecular basis for p-nitrobenzoic acid in fungi

The discovery of a novel family of p-nitrobenzoylated piperazines from Aspergillus brevijanus revealed that the biosynthesis of p-nitrobenzoic acid in fungi is catalysed by a PABA synthase, an aminodeoxychorismate synthase and a cytochrome P450.

Graphical abstract: Discovery of brevijanazines from Aspergillus brevijanus reveals the molecular basis for p-nitrobenzoic acid in fungi
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Communication

A synthesis-enabled relative configurational assignment of the C31–C46 region of hemicalide

Detailed NMR spectroscopic comparisons with a series of truncate candidates enables the structural elucidation of the C31–C46 region of hemicalide, reducing the number of possible diastereomers from over one million down to eight.

Graphical abstract: A synthesis-enabled relative configurational assignment of the C31–C46 region of hemicalide
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Supramolecularly regulated artificial transmembrane signal transduction for 'ON/OFF'-switchable enzyme catalysis

Artificial signal transduction regulated by competitive supramolecular host–guest complexation to reversibly control an enzyme reaction inside the lipid vesicles.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecularly regulated artificial transmembrane signal transduction for 'ON/OFF'-switchable enzyme catalysis
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Hundred-gram scale fabrication of few-layered silicene by a continuous vapor-dealloying strategy for high-performance lithium storage

A continuous vapor de-alloying strategy for a hundred-gram scale fabrication of silicene with high-performance Li storage capability.

Graphical abstract: Hundred-gram scale fabrication of few-layered silicene by a continuous vapor-dealloying strategy for high-performance lithium storage
From the themed collection: 2022 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

Cooperative catalysis-enabled C–N bond cleavage of biaryl lactams with activated isocyanides

An unprecedented highly enantioselective reaction of biaryl lactams with activated isocyanides has been realized by merging organocatalysis with metal catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Cooperative catalysis-enabled C–N bond cleavage of biaryl lactams with activated isocyanides
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

A conformational study of the 10–23 DNAzyme via programmed DNA self-assembly

We have developed a strategy to study the interhelical angle of two DNA duplexes in nucleic acids as exemplified by the 10–23 DNAzyme. The nucleic acids are programmed to assemble into large 2D arrays to reduce random conformation fluctuation and facilitate the conformation study.

Graphical abstract: A conformational study of the 10–23 DNAzyme via programmed DNA self-assembly
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Scalable synthesis of hydroxyl-functionalized boron nanosheets for high ion-conductive solid-state electrolyte applications

A hydroxyl-functionalized boron nanosheet is developed as the filler material for the solid-state electrolyte (SSE) of lithium batteries.

Graphical abstract: Scalable synthesis of hydroxyl-functionalized boron nanosheets for high ion-conductive solid-state electrolyte applications
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Epoxidation vs. dehydrogenation of allylic alcohols: heterogenization of the VO(acac)2 catalyst in a metal–organic framework

Allylic alcohol epoxidation and dehydrogenation reactivity is distinguished when VO(acac)2 is used in solution or anchored in a metal–organic framework (MOF).

Graphical abstract: Epoxidation vs. dehydrogenation of allylic alcohols: heterogenization of the VO(acac)2 catalyst in a metal–organic framework
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Communication

UV degradation of poly(lactic acid) materials through copolymerisation with a sugar-derived cyclic xanthate

A bioderived cyclic xanthate monomer has been synthesised from tri-O-acetyl-D-glucal. Through copolymerisation with lactide, UV-degradable poly(lactic acid) materials are obtained.

Graphical abstract: UV degradation of poly(lactic acid) materials through copolymerisation with a sugar-derived cyclic xanthate
From the themed collection: 2022 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

High turnover photocatalytic hydrogen formation with an Fe(III) N-heterocyclic carbene photosensitiser

The first high turnover photocatalytic hydrogen formation reaction using an earth-abundant iron photosensitiser is presented.

Graphical abstract: High turnover photocatalytic hydrogen formation with an Fe(iii) N-heterocyclic carbene photosensitiser
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Communication

Unearthing the unique stability of thiophosphonium-C-terminal cysteine adducts on peptides and proteins

Herein we report the remarkable stability of C-terminal thiophosphonium species on small molecules, peptides and proteins.

Graphical abstract: Unearthing the unique stability of thiophosphonium-C-terminal cysteine adducts on peptides and proteins
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Anion-induced disproportionation of Th(III) complexes to form Th(II) and Th(IV) products

First example of disproportionation observed for a thorium complex.

Graphical abstract: Anion-induced disproportionation of Th(iii) complexes to form Th(ii) and Th(iv) products
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

An insight, at the atomic level, into the intramolecular metallophilic interaction in nanoclusters

The intracluster Au–Cu metallophilic interactions within the nanocluster framework were beneficial for the clusters to display enhanced near-infrared emission intensity and thermal stability.

Graphical abstract: An insight, at the atomic level, into the intramolecular metallophilic interaction in nanoclusters
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Open Access Communication

Extension of hydrogen borrowing alkylation reactions for the total synthesis of (−)-γ-lycorane

The total synthesis of (–)-γ-lycorane (10 steps) was completed from cyclohexenone. This is one of the first examples of hydrogen borrowing C–C bond formation being used as a key step in a total synthesis project.

Graphical abstract: Extension of hydrogen borrowing alkylation reactions for the total synthesis of (−)-γ-lycorane
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

A carbon-functionality-appended diborylacetylene available for a component of organic synthesis and OLEDs

Newly synthesized 1,2-diborylacetylene with planar 9-oxa-10-boraanthracene termini has excellent stability toward air and moisture and even allows thermal treatment for the preparation of thin films for OLEDs, and further it shows chemical reactivity typical of alkynes.

Graphical abstract: A carbon-functionality-appended diborylacetylene available for a component of organic synthesis and OLEDs
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Migratory insertion of copper-allenylidene from propargyl ester

The highly efficient homo-dimerization and cross-coupling of propargyl esters via migratory insertion of the copper-allenylidenes have been developed to give various 1-en-3,5-diynes, [5]cumulenes and 1,3-diynes with moderate to excellent yields.

Graphical abstract: Migratory insertion of copper-allenylidene from propargyl ester
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Visible light-promoted synthesis of ureas and formamides from amines and CO2

A divergent visible-light-induced Ph3P-promoted method for the synthesis of ureas and formamides from amines and CO2 has been developed. A range of ureas could be accessed under ambient temperature and pressure. Formamides could be also produced.

Graphical abstract: Visible light-promoted synthesis of ureas and formamides from amines and CO2
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Thermal crystal phase transition in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks induced by nanosizing the crystal

An unusual crystal phase transition was demonstrated in a zeolitic imidazolate framework with a rigid coordination network.

Graphical abstract: Thermal crystal phase transition in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks induced by nanosizing the crystal
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Copper(II)-photocatalyzed decarboxylative oxygenation of carboxylic acids

Choosing the right coordination geometry for the light-induced Cu(II)-catalyzed oxidative decarboxylation.

Graphical abstract: Copper(ii)-photocatalyzed decarboxylative oxygenation of carboxylic acids
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

A non-natural biosynthesis pathway toward 2-methylisoborneol

The biosynthesis of 2-methylisoborneol was reconstituted by elongation of dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP) with (S)- and (R)-2-methylisopentenyl diphosphate (2-Me-IPP) using farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPPS), followed by terpene cyclisation.

Graphical abstract: A non-natural biosynthesis pathway toward 2-methylisoborneol
From the themed collection: 2022 Pioneering Investigators
Communication

Regioselective fabrication of gold nanowires using open-space laminar flow for attomolar protein detection

We present an open-space laminar flow approach for fabricating a single gold nanowire at a precise position for protein detection at the attomolar level.

Graphical abstract: Regioselective fabrication of gold nanowires using open-space laminar flow for attomolar protein detection
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

The long-awaited synthesis and self-assembly of a small rigid C3-symmetric trilactam

A C3 symmetric building block for self-assembly.

Graphical abstract: The long-awaited synthesis and self-assembly of a small rigid C3-symmetric trilactam
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Efficient electrocatalytic reduction of nitrate to nitrogen gas by a cubic Cu2O film with predominant (111) orientation

Cubic Cu2O film with predominant (111) orientation electrodeposited on Cu foam shows high nitrate reduction efficiency and selectivity for nitrogen gas.

Graphical abstract: Efficient electrocatalytic reduction of nitrate to nitrogen gas by a cubic Cu2O film with predominant (111) orientation
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Two-dimensional Zr/Hf-hydroxamate metal–organic frameworks

Novel two-dimensional Zr/Hf-hydroxamate MOFs, featuring chelated mononuclear nodes, were synthesized and exhibited great chemical stability and morphological tunability.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional Zr/Hf-hydroxamate metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

A dual-electrolyte system for highly efficient Al–air batteries

Herein, a brand-new dual-electrolyte consisting of porous polyacrylic acid (PAA) hydrogel and 4 M KOH aqueous electrolyte is put forward.

Graphical abstract: A dual-electrolyte system for highly efficient Al–air batteries
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Host–guest chemistry under confinement: peeking at early self-assembly events

Nanoscopic lateral confinement created on a graphite surface enabled the study of embryonic stages of molecular self-assembly on solid surfaces using scanning tunneling microscopy performed at the solution/solid interface.

Graphical abstract: Host–guest chemistry under confinement: peeking at early self-assembly events
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

AuB8: an Au–borozene complex

Photoelectron spectroscopy and quantum chemistry studies are used to investigate the structure and bonding of AuB8.

Graphical abstract: AuB8−: an Au–borozene complex
Communication

Pd/Cu bimetallic catalysis to access highly fluorinated biaryls from aryl halides and fluorinated arenes

Selective bimetallic Pd/Cu catalysis enables access to highly fluorinated biaryls from Ar–H active commercially available reagents.

Graphical abstract: Pd/Cu bimetallic catalysis to access highly fluorinated biaryls from aryl halides and fluorinated arenes
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Iridium-catalyzed asymmetric double allylic alkylation of azlactone: efficient access to chiral α-amino acid derivatives

An unprecedented Ir-catalyzed enantioselective double allylic alkylation of less bulky cyclic imine glycinate (azlactone) was rationally designed and developed, providing facile access to a series of bisallylated chiral amino acid derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Iridium-catalyzed asymmetric double allylic alkylation of azlactone: efficient access to chiral α-amino acid derivatives
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Alkali metal ion binding using cyclic polyketones

Cyclic polyketones composed of acetylacetone analogues showed crown ether-like alkali metal ion binding in less polar solvents. Their cation-binding properties were used for the Finkelstein reaction and the design of new cation-binding hosts.

Graphical abstract: Alkali metal ion binding using cyclic polyketones
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Deep eutectic solvents comprising creatine and citric acid and their hydrated mixtures

We report the phase diagram for the binary creatine–citric acid mixture which features a stable and broad eutectic region.

Graphical abstract: Deep eutectic solvents comprising creatine and citric acid and their hydrated mixtures
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

The yin and yang of intracellular delivery of amphipathic optical probes using n-butyl charge masking

The size of the caging chromophore conditions the ability of intracellular cargo delivery and esterase charge unmasking.

Graphical abstract: The yin and yang of intracellular delivery of amphipathic optical probes using n-butyl charge masking
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Reductive depolymerization of polyesters and polycarbonates with hydroboranes by using a lanthanum(III) tris(amide) catalyst

We report the reductive depolymerization of some oxygenated polymers (polyesters and polycarbonates) with the reductants hydroboranes and catalyzed by La(N{SiMe3}2)3.

Graphical abstract: Reductive depolymerization of polyesters and polycarbonates with hydroboranes by using a lanthanum(iii) tris(amide) catalyst
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

NH4(B6PO10(OH)4)·H2O: exhibiting the largest birefringence in borophosphates

A new borophosphate, NH4(B6PO10(OH)4)·H2O, has been obtained, which exhibits the largest birefringence of all reported borophosphates to date.

Graphical abstract: NH4(B6PO10(OH)4)·H2O: exhibiting the largest birefringence in borophosphates
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Rim-differentiated pillar[5]arene based nonporous adaptive crystals

An easy to operate and energy-saving adsorptive separation method using nonporous adaptive crystals of rim-differentiated pillar[5]arene (RDP[5]) was developed. The adaptive RDP[5] crystals separate dichloromethane from a halomethane mixture with 99.1% purity.

Graphical abstract: Rim-differentiated pillar[5]arene based nonporous adaptive crystals
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Unnatural cyclodextrins can be accessed from enzyme-mediated dynamic combinatorial libraries

An enzyme catalysing reversible transglycosylation can generate dynamic systems of interconverting modified cyclodextrins that respond to the addition of templates.

Graphical abstract: Unnatural cyclodextrins can be accessed from enzyme-mediated dynamic combinatorial libraries
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Tuning of pH enables carbon-13 hyperpolarization of oxalates by SABRE

This paper presents two complementary methods of hyperpolarizing oxalate by SABRE. Whilst the first method tunes the bonding affinity between oxalate and the catalyst by pH variations, the second method relies on a rationalised synthetic route.

Graphical abstract: Tuning of pH enables carbon-13 hyperpolarization of oxalates by SABRE
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

RBD conjugate vaccine with a built-in TLR1/2 agonist is highly immunogenic against SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern

An RBD-based subunit vaccine with a built-in TLR1/2 agonist induced potent immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern.

Graphical abstract: RBD conjugate vaccine with a built-in TLR1/2 agonist is highly immunogenic against SARS-CoV-2 and variants of concern
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Near-infrared vapochromism in lipid-packaged mixed-valence coordination polymers

Reversible vapochromism in the NIR region is achieved for a lipid-packaged mixed-valence platinum complex via exclusion of crystallization water that alters the lipid molecular orientation, the 1D coordination structure, and the electronic state.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared vapochromism in lipid-packaged mixed-valence coordination polymers
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Enantiopure ferrocene-1,2-disulfoxides: synthesis and reactivity

The first members of the enantiopure ferrocene-1,2-disulfoxide family are described as well as their unprecedented use as ligands in asymmetric conjugate addition.

Graphical abstract: Enantiopure ferrocene-1,2-disulfoxides: synthesis and reactivity
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Photo-Fries-type rearrangement of cyclic enamides. An efficient route to structurally diverse five-membered enaminones

An efficient approach for the synthesis of structurally diverse five-membered enaminones via a photo-Fries-type rearrangement of cyclic enamides in excellent yields is reported.

Graphical abstract: Photo-Fries-type rearrangement of cyclic enamides. An efficient route to structurally diverse five-membered enaminones
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Pillar[5]arene-derived covalent organic materials with pre-encoded molecular recognition for targeted and synergistic cancer photo- and chemotherapy

By combining the precisely sized cavity of pillar[5]arene and photodynamic properties of porphyrin derivatives, novel COMs (P5COMs) as an efficient cancer therapy platform from aldehyde-modified pillar[5]arene (P5CHO) and tetra-(4-aminophenyl)porphyrin (TAPP) were fabricated successfully.

Graphical abstract: Pillar[5]arene-derived covalent organic materials with pre-encoded molecular recognition for targeted and synergistic cancer photo- and chemotherapy
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

Trapping reactions with highly unstable hydrides of antimony and bismuth

The gallium(I) compound (Dipp2NacNac)Ga was used as a trapping reagent for the elemental hydrides tBuSbH2 and MeBiH2, which are stable only at low temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Trapping reactions with highly unstable hydrides of antimony and bismuth
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
Communication

In vivo targeted delivery of antibodies into cancer cells with pH-responsive cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s

Acidity-activated cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s (CPDIMD) were developed for in vivo targeted delivery of antibodies into cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: In vivo targeted delivery of antibodies into cancer cells with pH-responsive cell-penetrating poly(disulfide)s
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2022
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