Themed collection Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024

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Enantioselective merged gold/organocatalysis

This highlight demonstrates the state of the art in the field of the enantioselective merged gold/organocatalysis by leveraging the unique reactivity of each catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Enantioselective merged gold/organocatalysis
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Visual monitoring of biocatalytic processes using small molecular fluorescent probes: strategies-mechanisms-applications

Real-time monitoring of biocatalytic-based processes is significantly improved and simplified when they can be visualized.

Graphical abstract: Visual monitoring of biocatalytic processes using small molecular fluorescent probes: strategies-mechanisms-applications
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Catalysts and electrolyzers for the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction: from laboratory to industrial applications

To cope with the environmental pollution and energy shortage, reducing carbon dioxide molecules and producing fuels and chemicals via electrocatalytic methods, is one of the effective pathways to achieve carbon neutrality.

Graphical abstract: Catalysts and electrolyzers for the electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction: from laboratory to industrial applications
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Cascade Ring Expansion Reactions for the synthesis of medium-sized rings and macrocycles

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Open Access Feature Article

Cooperative small molecule activation by apolar and weakly polar bonds through the lens of a suitable computational protocol

Through the magnifying glass of a suitable computational protocol, both support and guidance of experimental advances in small molecules activation mediated by apolar and weakly polar bonds are made possible.

Graphical abstract: Cooperative small molecule activation by apolar and weakly polar bonds through the lens of a suitable computational protocol
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Artificial transmembrane potassium transporters: designs, functions, mechanisms and applications

In this review, we provide the very first comprehensive exposition of artificial potassium transporters developed mostly over the past ten years.

Graphical abstract: Artificial transmembrane potassium transporters: designs, functions, mechanisms and applications
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Feature Article

Emerging sensing platforms based on Cucurbit[n]uril functionalized gold nanoparticles and electrodes

Cucurbit[n]uril functionalized gold nanoparticles and electrodes facilitate the development of sensing platforms based on recognition tunneling, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, single molecule force spectroscopy, and electrochemical methods.

Graphical abstract: Emerging sensing platforms based on Cucurbit[n]uril functionalized gold nanoparticles and electrodes
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Open Access Feature Article

Sample transformation in online separations: how chemical conversion advances analytical technology

Sample transformation can be used to provide insights into the properties of complex samples.

Graphical abstract: Sample transformation in online separations: how chemical conversion advances analytical technology
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Evaluation of aconitine cardiotoxicity with a heart-on-a-particle prepared by a microfluidic device

A heart-on-a-particle model based on a multicompartmental microgel is proposed to simulate the heart microenvironment and study the cardiotoxicity of drugs.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of aconitine cardiotoxicity with a heart-on-a-particle prepared by a microfluidic device
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A new armchair carbon nanobelt synthesized by tuning the regioselectivity of the Scholl reaction of quinquephenyl

A new armchair carbon nanobelt is successfully synthesized by tuning the regioselectivity of the Scholl reaction of the quinquephenyl units in the arylated [12]cycloparaphenylene substrate.

Graphical abstract: A new armchair carbon nanobelt synthesized by tuning the regioselectivity of the Scholl reaction of quinquephenyl
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A small-molecule Fenton reagent for self-augmented chemodynamic therapy by intelligently regulating intracellular acidosis

A small-molecule Fenton reagent was developed to self-augment chemodynamic therapy by intelligently regulating intracellular acidosis.

Graphical abstract: A small-molecule Fenton reagent for self-augmented chemodynamic therapy by intelligently regulating intracellular acidosis
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Easy conversion perovskite fluorides KCo1−xFexF3 for efficient oxygen evolution reaction

Co–Fe perovskite fluoride, which is easily oxidized to highly active (Co3+Fe3+)OOH, was prepared as an efficient catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction.

Graphical abstract: Easy conversion perovskite fluorides KCo1−xFexF3 for efficient oxygen evolution reaction
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Hydroxylation of the indium tin oxide electrode promoted by surface bubbles

A simple and effective strategy for hydroxylating the ITO surface with hydroxyl radicals produced by electrochemical oxidation of hydroxide anions at the gas bubble adherent electrode.

Graphical abstract: Hydroxylation of the indium tin oxide electrode promoted by surface bubbles
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Communication

Ionized water-soluble organic nanosheets with light/ultrasound dual excitation channels for efficient killing of multidrug-resistant bacteria

A novel ionized heavy-atom-free two-dimensional organic nanosheet was prepared and exhibited highly selective generation of singlet oxygen under both light and ultrasound excitation.

Graphical abstract: Ionized water-soluble organic nanosheets with light/ultrasound dual excitation channels for efficient killing of multidrug-resistant bacteria
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Dissipative sequential catalysis via six-component machinery

Triphenyl phosphane (TPP) and an epoxide as a fuel system transiently transformed a non-catalytic six-component turnstile into a four-component catalytic rotor releasing N-methyl pyrrolidine and a copper(I) complex.

Graphical abstract: Dissipative sequential catalysis via six-component machinery
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Communication

Two-dimensional Cs3Sb2Br9 inducing transformation of three-dimensional CsPbBr3 to nanoplates

Two-dimensional (2D) Cs3Sb2Br9 inducing a transformation of three-dimensional (3D) CsPbBr3 to 2D nanoplates (NPLs) to achieve a deep-blue emission at a wavelength of 464 nm with good stability.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional Cs3Sb2Br9 inducing transformation of three-dimensional CsPbBr3 to nanoplates
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Open Access Communication

Photoredox-catalyzed carbonylative acylation of styrenes with Hantzsch esters

A three-component carbonylation that provides a new method for the synthesis of ketones from Hantzsch esters has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Photoredox-catalyzed carbonylative acylation of styrenes with Hantzsch esters
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Unlocking Lewis acidity via the redox non-innocence of a phenothiazine-substituted borane

A bench-top stable borane with an appended redox-active phenothiazine motif can be oxidized by a single-electron oxidant to “unlock” a potent radical cationic Lewis acid catalyst for dimerization and hydrosilylation reactions.

Graphical abstract: Unlocking Lewis acidity via the redox non-innocence of a phenothiazine-substituted borane
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Open Access Communication

Highly substituted benzo[b]furan synthesis through substituent migration

An unusual benzofuran synthesis from 2,6-disubstituted phenols and alkynyl sulfoxides is disclosed. Various highly-substituted benzofurans were synthesized via a charge-accelerated [3,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement and subsequent substituent migration.

Graphical abstract: Highly substituted benzo[b]furan synthesis through substituent migration
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Electronic structure modification of SnO2 to accelerate CO2 reduction towards formate

Electronic modification of SnO2 using doping to enhance electrocatalytic CO2 reduction to formate.

Graphical abstract: Electronic structure modification of SnO2 to accelerate CO2 reduction towards formate
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Communication

Synthesis and structural properties of para-diselenopyrazines

Selenophen-annulated pyrazines were synthesized in a simple two-step approach under mild conditions.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structural properties of para-diselenopyrazines
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Communication

Space-confined twin-polymerization enabling homogeneous integration of ultrafine TiO2 nanoparticles into a sulfur-doped carbon matrix for boosting lithium storage

Space-confined twin-polymerization enables homogeneous integration of ultrafine TiO2 nanoparticles into an S-doped carbon skeleton to craft a robust hetero-architecture for boosting lithium storage.

Graphical abstract: Space-confined twin-polymerization enabling homogeneous integration of ultrafine TiO2 nanoparticles into a sulfur-doped carbon matrix for boosting lithium storage
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Open Access Communication

Synthesis of sydnonimines from sydnones and their use for bioorthogonal release of isocyanates in cells

A new synthetic route to sydnonimines allows the preparation of probes to release isocyanates inside living cells.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of sydnonimines from sydnones and their use for bioorthogonal release of isocyanates in cells
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Communication

Covalent organic framework isomers with divergent photocatalytic properties

Minute structural variations in Py-BT-COF isomers can generate significant differences in redox and photophysical properties, resulting in divergent photocatalytic performances in H2 reduction and rhodamine B degradation.

Graphical abstract: Covalent organic framework isomers with divergent photocatalytic properties
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Open Access Communication

3D printing of reactive macroporous polymers via thiol–ene chemistry and polymerization-induced phase separation

Using thiol–ene chemistry, polymerization-induced phase separation, and DLP 3D printing, we present a method for manufacturing reactive macroporous 3D structures.

Graphical abstract: 3D printing of reactive macroporous polymers via thiol–ene chemistry and polymerization-induced phase separation
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Open Access Communication

Silver(I)-catalyzed highly para-selective phosphonation of 2-aryloxazolines

A silver-catalyzed highly para-selective phosphonation of 2-aryloxazolines has been achieved.

Graphical abstract: Silver(i)-catalyzed highly para-selective phosphonation of 2-aryloxazolines
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Open Access Communication

Efficient and chemoselective imine synthesis catalyzed by a well-defined PN3-manganese(II) pincer system

The highly efficient reductive amination of aldehydes with ammonia (NH3) and hydrogen (H2) to form secondary imines is described, as well as the dehydrogenative homocoupling of benzyl amines.

Graphical abstract: Efficient and chemoselective imine synthesis catalyzed by a well-defined PN3-manganese(ii) pincer system
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Open Access Communication

Electrochemical desulfurative formation of C–N bonds through selective activation of inert C(sp3)–S bonds

An efficient, metal-free electrocatalytic desulfurative strategy for the construction of C–N bonds by selectively activating inert C(sp3)–S bonds of alkyl thioethers.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical desulfurative formation of C–N bonds through selective activation of inert C(sp3)–S bonds
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Communication

Artificial spinal dura mater made of gelatin microfibers and bioadhesive for preventing cerebrospinal fluid leakage

Artificial spinal dura mater was designed by combining solution blow-spun gelatin microfibers and dopamine-capped polyurethane bioadhesive.

Graphical abstract: Artificial spinal dura mater made of gelatin microfibers and bioadhesive for preventing cerebrospinal fluid leakage
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Communication

Dual-mode optical biosensor based on multi-functional DNA structures for detecting bioactive small molecules

Semiconducting polymer dots and hemin functionalized DNA nanoflowers are prepared for the construction of a fluorescent/colorimetric dual-mode biosensor, achieving the detection of dopamine and glutathione in complex biological samples.

Graphical abstract: Dual-mode optical biosensor based on multi-functional DNA structures for detecting bioactive small molecules
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Communication

Lipid cubic phase with an organic–inorganic hybrid structure formed by organoalkoxysilane lipid

A lipid cubic phase encompassing a cross-linked siloxane structure was formed by the self-assembly of a synthetic organoalkoxysilane lipid.

Graphical abstract: Lipid cubic phase with an organic–inorganic hybrid structure formed by organoalkoxysilane lipid
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Open Access Communication

Liquid-crystalline circularly polarised fluorescent emitters with a high luminescence dissymmetry factor

Chiral liquid-crystalline emitters based on 9,9-dimethyl-10-(4-(phenylsulfonyl)phenyl)-9,10-dihydroacridine and binaphthol show smectic mesophases and circularly polarised blue fluorescence with a high luminescence dissymmetry factor |glum| of 0.13.

Graphical abstract: Liquid-crystalline circularly polarised fluorescent emitters with a high luminescence dissymmetry factor
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Open Access Communication

Post transition metal substituted Keggin-type POMs as thin film chemiresistive sensors for H2O and CO2 detection

Chemiresitive sensing allows the affordable and facile detection of small molecules such as H2O and CO2.

Graphical abstract: Post transition metal substituted Keggin-type POMs as thin film chemiresistive sensors for H2O and CO2 detection
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Open Access Communication

Geminal bimetallic coordination of a carbone to main-group and transition metals

The first examples of geminal bimetallic carbone coordination featuring main group metals have been isolated.

Graphical abstract: Geminal bimetallic coordination of a carbone to main-group and transition metals
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Communication

Dual-outward contraction-induced construction of 2D hollow carbon superstructures

A highly developed 2D hollow carbon superstructure was fabricated by harnessing the synergy between Foutward1 and Foutward2.

Graphical abstract: Dual-outward contraction-induced construction of 2D hollow carbon superstructures
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Communication

Carbazole-based artificial light-harvesting system for photocatalytic cross-coupling dehydrogenation reaction

A highly efficient carbazole-based artificial light-harvesting system was successfully fabricated for the photocatalytic cross-coupling reaction.

Graphical abstract: Carbazole-based artificial light-harvesting system for photocatalytic cross-coupling dehydrogenation reaction
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Open Access Communication

Unexpectedly stable homopurine parallel triplex of SNA:RNA*SNA and L-aTNA:RNA*L-aTNA

We first report parallel triplex formation between a homopurine SNA (L-aTNA) strand and an RNA/SNA (L-aTNA) duplex. Melting profiles revealed that the parallel triplex was remarkably stable, even though A*A pair has a single hydrogen bond.

Graphical abstract: Unexpectedly stable homopurine parallel triplex of SNA:RNA*SNA and l-aTNA:RNA*l-aTNA
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Communication

Iridium-catalyzed selective arylation of B(6)–H of 3-aryl-o-carboranes with arylboronic acid via direct B–H activation

This work discloses an iridium-catalyzed selective arylation of B(6)–H of 3-Ar-o-carboranes with arylboronic acid via direct B–H activation for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Iridium-catalyzed selective arylation of B(6)–H of 3-aryl-o-carboranes with arylboronic acid via direct B–H activation
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024
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Visualization diagnosis of acute cerebral ischemia via sulfane sulfur-activated photoacoustic imaging

A sulfane sulfur-activated photoacoustic imaging probe was developed for in situ dynamic visualization of acute cerebral ischemia.

Graphical abstract: Visualization diagnosis of acute cerebral ischemia via sulfane sulfur-activated photoacoustic imaging
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Communication

Oxygen vacancy modulated Fe-doped Co3O4 hollow nanosheet arrays for efficient oxygen evolution reaction

A MOF-to-MOF strategy coupled with NaBH4 reduction is developed to synthesize oxygen vacancy modulated Fe-doped Co3O4 hollow nanosheet arrays (Vo-Fe–Co3O4), which are demonstrated to be efficient electrocatalysts for the OER.

Graphical abstract: Oxygen vacancy modulated Fe-doped Co3O4 hollow nanosheet arrays for efficient oxygen evolution reaction
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Communication

Stepwise and selective synthesis of chelating, multimetallic and mixed-metal π-diborene complexes

Coordination of a bis-NHC-stabilised 1-hydro-2-pyridyldiborene to coinage metal fragments was investigated and a series of mono-, bi- and multimetallic diborene complexes were synthesised.

Graphical abstract: Stepwise and selective synthesis of chelating, multimetallic and mixed-metal π-diborene complexes
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Communication

Steric control of Mg–Mg bond formation vs. N2 activation in the reduction of bulky magnesium diamide complexes

Reduction of a bulky diamido-magnesium(II) complex has yielded the potassium salt of a dimagnesium(I) dianion, whereas prior reduction of a bulkier analogue gave an activated N2 complex. The relevance of ligand bulk in these processes is discussed.

Graphical abstract: Steric control of Mg–Mg bond formation vs. N2 activation in the reduction of bulky magnesium diamide complexes
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Communication

Incorporating a built-in electric field into a NiFe LDH heterojunction for enhanced oxygen evolution and urea oxidation

In this study, Co-NC and NiFe LDH composites with different work functions were successfully synthesized, and the impact of a built-in electric field on enhancing the electrocatalytic activity of NiFe LDH was comprehensively investigated.

Graphical abstract: Incorporating a built-in electric field into a NiFe LDH heterojunction for enhanced oxygen evolution and urea oxidation
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024
Communication

CRISPR-Cas12a-enhanced mass spectrometric DNA nanomachine for HPV-16 detection in human serum

Amplified by CRISPR-Cas12a and DNA nanomachines, the sensitive detection of HPV-16 in human serum was performed using mass spectrometry.

Graphical abstract: CRISPR-Cas12a-enhanced mass spectrometric DNA nanomachine for HPV-16 detection in human serum
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Open Access Communication

Regular arrays of C60-based molecular rotors mounted on the surface of tris(o-phenylenedioxy)cyclotriphosphazene nanocrystals

Dielectric spectroscopy has been used to determine the barriers of rotation of surface-mounted fullerenes (2.3 ± 0.1 and 4.3 ± 0.1 kcal mol−1).

Graphical abstract: Regular arrays of C60-based molecular rotors mounted on the surface of tris(o-phenylenedioxy)cyclotriphosphazene nanocrystals
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Communication

The Lewis superacidic aluminium cation: [(NHC)Al(C6F5)2]+

The aluminium salt [(NHC)Al(tol)(C6F5)2][B(C6F5)4], (NHC = C3H2(N(iPr2C6H3))2) is a Lewis superacid and acts as a catalyst for hydrosilyation, hydrodefluorination and Friedel–Crafts reactions.

Graphical abstract: The Lewis superacidic aluminium cation: [(NHC)Al(C6F5)2]+
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024
Communication

Accessing Ni(0) to Ni(IV) via nickel–carbon–phosphorus bond reorganization

A pincer-supported nickel complex undergoes redox-controlled aryl insertion and elimination, triggering reversible Ni–P–C bond cleavage.

Graphical abstract: Accessing Ni(0) to Ni(IV) via nickel–carbon–phosphorus bond reorganization
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024
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Enhanced CO2 reduction with hydrophobic cationic-ionomer layer-modified zero-gap MEA in acidic electrolyte

A hydrophobic cationic-ionomer adlayer is constructed to enhance CO2 electroreduction with 95.6% Faradaic efficiency for MEA under acidic conditions.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced CO2 reduction with hydrophobic cationic-ionomer layer-modified zero-gap MEA in acidic electrolyte
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Molybdenum sulphide clusters as redox-active supports for low-valent uranium

The preparation of an actinide substituted cubane cluster, (Cp*3Mo3S4)Cp*UI2, and its reduced derivatives are reported.

Graphical abstract: Molybdenum sulphide clusters as redox-active supports for low-valent uranium
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024
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Intramolecular trapping of an iminium salt: rapid construction of quindoline derivatives

A method for synthesis of quindoline derivatives by means of intramolecular ring-closure reactions of 3-N-methylphenylindoles via an iminium salt intermediate was developed. This method can be used for the rapid synthesis of quindoline derivatives.

Graphical abstract: Intramolecular trapping of an iminium salt: rapid construction of quindoline derivatives
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Synthesis of oxime ethers via a formal reductive O–H bond insertion of oximes to α-keto esters

A diazo-, metal- and additive-free oxime ether synthesis via formal reductive O–H bond insertion of oximes to α-keto esters has been developed.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of oxime ethers via a formal reductive O–H bond insertion of oximes to α-keto esters
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024
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Efficient end-group functionalization and diblock copolymer synthesis via Au(III) polymer reagents

Au(III) polymer reagents provide facile access to semi-telechelic and diblock copolymers.

Graphical abstract: Efficient end-group functionalization and diblock copolymer synthesis via Au(iii) polymer reagents
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024
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Quantitative separation of polystyrene nanoparticles in environmental matrices with picogram detection limits using capillary electrophoresis

Picogram quantities of polystyrene nanoparticles of varying size and surface functionality are separated in environmental matrices using capillary electrophoresis.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative separation of polystyrene nanoparticles in environmental matrices with picogram detection limits using capillary electrophoresis
From the themed collection: Chemical Communications HOT Articles 2024
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