Electrocatalytic synthesis of organic carbonates
This article presents the latest research on electrosynthesis routes to organic carbonates. Different methods are discussed in an effort to understand the underlying processes and challenges.
Computational tools for the evaluation of laboratory-engineered biocatalysts
Understanding directed evolution rules for biocatalyst generation through the lens of a computational microscope.
Ionicity-dependent proton-coupled electron transfer of supramolecular self-assembled electroactive heterocycles
Herein, we investigate the electrochemical properties of a class of Supramolecular Self-associated Amphiphilic salts (SSAs).
Copper-catalyzed (4+1) and (3+2) cyclizations of iodonium ylides with alkynes
The copper(II)-catalyzed (4+1) cyclizations and copper(I)-catalyzed (3+2) cycloadditions of iodonium ylides and alkynes have been successfully developed. The corresponding highly functionalized heterocyclic products were prepared conveniently.
Revisiting indeno[2,1-c]fluorene synthesis while exploring the fully conjugated s-indaceno[2,1-c:6,5-c′]difluorene
The ground state of tetraradicaloid s-indaceno[2,1-c:6,5-c′]difluorene with a small HOMO–LUMO energy gap was studied alongside an alternative synthetic approach for indeno[2,1-c]fluorene.
Cathodic electrogenerated chemiluminescence of tris(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) and peroxydisulfate at pure Ti3C2Tx MXene electrodes
Two-dimensional transition metal carbide (Ti3C2Tx MXene) film as a novel electrode material for electrogenerated chemiluminescence of tris(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) and peroxydisulfate.
Blue-shifted aggregation-induced enhancement of a Sn(IV) fluoride complex: the role of fluorine in luminescence enhancement
A fluorinated Sn(IV) complex not only significantly enhances the emission efficiency, but also exhibits blue-shifted aggregation-induced emission enhancement (AIEE) properties.
Design, synthesis and characterization of structurally dynamic cyclic N,S-acetals
We report the synthesis, characterization and comparison of a series of electronically perturbed, cyclic N,S-acetals.
A short peptide that preferentially binds c-MYC G-quadruplex DNA
G-quadruplexes are nucleic-acids secondary structures that are highly abundant in the human genome. In this work,we identified a short-peptide that displays selectivity for the G-quadruplex formed in the promoter region of the oncogene c-MYC.
Pertosylated pillararene: self-template assisted synthesis and supramolecular polymer formation
A facile synthesis of decatosylate pillararene is reported in excellent yield (>70%). The pendant tosylate arms function as an effective template in the synthesis and supramolecular polymer formation.
Iridium-catalysed 3,5-bis-borylation of phthalonitrile enables access to a family of C4h octaarylphthalocyanines
3,5-Bis(Bpin)phthalonitrile is a divergent intermediate of regioregular C4h 1,3,8,10,15,17,22,24-octaarylphthalocyanines that can be synthesised by Ir-catalysed C–H bis-borylation of phthalonitrile.
Facile light-initiated radical generation from 4-substituted pyridine under ambient conditions
A facile photogeneration of a stable radical species from a 4-substituted pyridine derivative under ambient conditions is achieved. The radical generation reaction accompanies visible colour change into green and is repeatable multiple times.
B(C6F5)3- and HB(C6F5)2-mediated transformations of isothiocyanates
Reactions involving isothiocyanates and RB(C6F5)2 (R = H, C6F5) are described, leading to novel types of B,N,C,S-containing compounds and heterocycles.
Beyond temperature: controlling collagen fibrillogenesis under physiological conditions via interaction with cucurbituril
A supramolecular strategy as efficient as temperature that enabled facile control over collagen fibrillogenesis under physiological conditions was reported.
The design of hypercrosslinked polymers from benzyl ether self-condensing compounds and external crosslinkers
Hypercrosslinked polymers were produced via the self-condensation of benzyl ether compounds, providing a one-component route to highly porous networks and significant reductions in catalyst waste compared to conventional routes.
Regioselective synthesis of 4-fluoro-1,5-disubstituted-1,2,3-triazoles from synthetic surrogates of α-fluoroalkynes
This TFA-catalyzed [3+2] cycloaddition of organic azides with α-fluoronitroalkenes, used as synthetic surrogates of α-fluoroalkynes, provides a new route to multi-substituted fluorotriazoles with broader substrate scopes and high regioselectivity.
Photoinduced synthesis of fluorinated dibenz[b,e]azepines via radical triggered cyclization
A simple, mild and efficient approach to access fluorinated dibenz[b,e]azepines via visible-light photoredox catalysis is presented.
A noncanonical amino acid-based relay system for site-specific protein labeling
A noncanonical amino acid-based relay system spanning the biosynthesis, incorporation, and bioconjugation of p-aminophenylalanine was developed for site-specific protein labeling.
A DNA kinetics competition strategy of hybridization chain reaction for molecular information processing circuit construction
A DNA kinetics competition strategy of HCR for recognizing input combinations and input sequences has been proposed.
Porous inverse vulcanised polymers for mercury capture
Supercritical carbon dioxide is used to generate macroporosity in an inverse vulcanised polymer, which shows excellent promise for enhanced mercury capture and filtration from water.
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