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  1. Ong WJ, Tan LL, Chai SP, Yong ST
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2015 Jan 18;51(5):858-61.
    PMID: 25429376 DOI: 10.1039/c4cc08996k
    A facile one-pot impregnation-thermal reduction strategy was employed to fabricate sandwich-like graphene-g-C3N4 (GCN) nanocomposites using urea and graphene oxide as precursors. The GCN sample exhibited a slight red shift of the absorption band edge attributed to the formation of a C-O-C bond as a covalent cross linker between graphene and g-C3N4. The GCN sample demonstrated high visible-light photoactivity towards CO2 reduction under ambient conditions, exhibiting a 2.3-fold enhancement over pure g-C3N4. This was ascribed to the inhibition of electron-hole pair recombination by graphene, which increased the charge transfer.
  2. Kumar A, Hegde G, Manaf SA, Ngaini Z, Sharma KV
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2014 Oct 28;50(84):12702-5.
    PMID: 25100105 DOI: 10.1039/c4cc04378b
    Porous Carbon Nanoparticles (PCNs) with well-developed microporosity were obtained from bio-waste oil palm leaves (OPL) using single step pyrolysis in nitrogen atmosphere at 500-600 °C in tube-furnace without any catalysis support. The key approach was using silica (SiO2) bodies of OPL as a template in the synthesis of microporous carbon nanoparticles with very small particle sizes of 35-85 nm and pore sizes between 1.9-2 nm.
  3. Tiekink ER
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2014 Oct 4;50(76):11079-82.
    PMID: 25130670 DOI: 10.1039/c4cc04972a
    In this Viewpoint, the impact of the paper published by Gautam R. Desiraju and Angelo Gavezzotti (J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1989, 621) upon the development of Crystal Engineering, now recognised a key discipline in contemporary chemical/pharmaceutical/materials science, is discussed.
  4. Tan LL, Ong WJ, Chai SP, Mohamed AR
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2014 Jul 4;50(52):6923-6.
    PMID: 24841282 DOI: 10.1039/c4cc01304b
    A facile and dopant-free strategy was employed to fabricate oxygen-rich TiO2 (O2-TiO2) with enhanced visible light photoactivity. Such properties were achieved by the in situ generation of oxygen through the thermal decomposition of the peroxo-titania complex. The O2-TiO2 photocatalyst exhibited high photoactivity towards CO2 reduction under visible light.
  5. Yeo CI, Halim SN, Ng SW, Tan SL, Zukerman-Schpector J, Ferreira MA, et al.
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2014 Jun 7;50(45):5984-6.
    PMID: 24763907 DOI: 10.1039/c4cc02040e
    Evidence for C-H···π(CuCl···HNCS) interactions, i.e. C-H···π(quasi-chelate ring) where a six-membered quasi-chelate ring is closed by an N-H···Cl hydrogen bond, is presented based on crystal structure analyses of (Ph3P)2Cu[ROC(=S)N(H)Ph]Cl. Similar intramolecular interactions are identified in related literature structures. Calculations suggest that the energy of attraction provided by such interactions approximates 3.5 kcal mol(-1).
  6. Nordin D, Yarkoni O, Donlon L, Savinykh N, Frankel D
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2012 Jan 18;48(5):672-4.
    PMID: 22129789 DOI: 10.1039/c1cc15902j
    Highly ordered ring-like structures are formed via the directed assembly of lipid domains in supported bilayers, using the extracellular matrix protein fibronectin. The ability of biological molecules to guide nanoscale assembly suggests potential biomimetic approaches to nanoscale structures.
  7. Tiekink ER, Zukerman-Schpector J
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2011 Jun 21;47(23):6623-5.
    PMID: 21455512 DOI: 10.1039/c1cc11173f
    Crystal structures of transition and main group element 1,1-dithiolates are shown to be partially sustained by C-H···π(chelate) interactions. For the planar binary bisdithiocarbamates, C-H···π(MS(2)C) interactions lead to aggregation patterns ranging from a 0-D four molecule aggregate to a 3-D architecture but with the majority of structures featuring 1-D or 2-D supramolecular assemblies.
  8. Atkins MP, Earle MJ, Seddon KR, Swadźba-Kwaśny M, Vanoye L
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2010 Mar 14;46(10):1745-7.
    PMID: 20177636 DOI: 10.1039/b923250h
    Selected Brønsted acidic ionic liquids were tested as homogeneous catalysts for the dehydration of methanol to dimethyl ether. Ionic liquids incorporating an alkanesulfonic acid as a part of the cation, a complex acidic anion, [A(2)H](-), or both, proved to be good catalysts for this process, providing high conversions and selectivities. Homogeneous catalysis in the liquid state represents a novel approach to dimethyl ether synthesis.
  9. Salleh MH, Glidle A, Sorel M, Reboud J, Cooper JM
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2013 Apr 18;49(30):3095-7.
    PMID: 23396529 DOI: 10.1039/c3cc38228a
    We demonstrate a polymer resonator microfluidic biosensor that overcomes the complex manufacturing procedures required to fabricate traditional devices. In this new format, we show that a gapless light coupling photonic configuration, fabricated in SU8 polymer, can achieve high sensitivity, label-free chemical sensing in solution and high sensitivity biological sensing, at visible wavelengths.
  10. Yu CY, Ang GY, Yean CY
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2013 Mar 11;49(20):2019-21.
    PMID: 23370051 DOI: 10.1039/c3cc39144b
    We developed a multiplex enzyme-based electrochemical genosensor for sequence-specific detection of multiplex linear-after-the-exponential-PCR amplicons that targeted toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139 using novel screen-printed gold electrode bisensors.
  11. E Silva FA, Pereira JFB, Kurnia KA, Ventura SPM, Silva AMS, Rogers RD, et al.
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Apr 27.
    PMID: 28447082 DOI: 10.1039/c7cc02294h
    Herein we propose an alternative way to distinguish ionic liquids from Coulombic-dominated salts, based not on their upper limit melting temperature (100 °C), but on the trend of their phase-forming abilities to create aqueous biphasic systems as a function of temperature, in which a wider plethora of interactions can be appraised.
  12. Cai H, Xu LL, Lai HY, Liu JY, Ng SW, Li D
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2017 Jun 27.
    PMID: 28654101 DOI: 10.1039/c7cc03350h
    A new adenine-containing metal-organic framework (MOF), [Zn4O(adenine)4(benzene-1,3-dicarboxylate)4Zn2] (named as ZnBDCA), was synthesized solvothermally. ZnBDCA possesses high quantum yield (>50%) and nano-channels that can encapsulate acriflavine molecules to build a host-guest chemopalette for approaching white-light emission.
  13. Ling I, Kumari H, Mirzamani M, Sobolev AN, Garvey CJ, Atwood JL, et al.
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2018 Sep 25;54(77):10824-10827.
    PMID: 30140821 DOI: 10.1039/c8cc05650a
    We report on the assembly of three-fold axially compressed icosahedral arrays of the bowl shaped p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene molecules in the solid-state, intricately bound to dipicolinate and yttrium(iii) ions, with the compression reflected in Hirshfeld surface analyses. Solution studies show dissolution of the icosahedra intact, but with a geometrical rearrangement to regular icosahedra.
  14. Kong XY, Choo YY, Chai SP, Soh AK, Mohamed AR
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2016 Dec 06;52(99):14242-14245.
    PMID: 27872917
    Photocatalytic CO2 reduction over the UV-Vis-NIR broad spectrum was realized for the first time. The presence of surface oxygen vacancy defects on Bi2WO6 resulted in significant photocatalytic enhancement over the pristine counterpart under UV and visible light irradiation. Meanwhile, the photocatalytic responsiveness of Bi2WO6-OV was successfully extended to the NIR region.
  15. Uddin S, Chowdhury MR, Wakabayashi R, Kamiya N, Moniruzzaman M, Goto M
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2020 Oct 19.
    PMID: 33073787 DOI: 10.1039/d0cc04491a
    We report a new series of lipid-based biocompatible ionic liquids (LBILs) consisting of the long-chain phosphonium compound 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-ethyl-phosphatidylcholine as the cation and the long-chain fatty acids stearic acid, oleic acid, or linoleic acid as anions. These materials were found to be completely miscible with many polar and nonpolar organic solvents as well as dispersible in water. These LBILs also exhibited excellent biocompatibility with an artificial three-dimensional human epidermis model.
  16. Zhan SZ, Li JH, Zhang GH, Liu XW, Li M, Zheng J, et al.
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2019 Oct 03;55(80):11992-11995.
    PMID: 31498358 DOI: 10.1039/c9cc05236d
    A luminescent edge-interlocked heteroleptic metallocage based on Cu3(pyrazolate)3 was prepared through a ligand replacement reaction from a homoleptic metallocage and a new ligand. Its structure was confirmed by XRD and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Theoretical calculations revealed the new ligand was evidently responsible for the bathochromic shift of the optimal excitation. This work provides a heteroleptic strategy to regulate the interlocking fashion and photophysical mechanism of metallocages based on Cu3(pyrazolate)3.
  17. Nagai K, Kuwabara T, Ahmad MF, Nakano M, Karakawa M, Taima T, et al.
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2019 Oct 15;55(83):12491-12494.
    PMID: 31573004 DOI: 10.1039/c9cc04759j
    Photoelectrochemical oxidation of thiols was enhanced with a threshold potential of -0.35 V vs. Ag/AgCl by the use of a ZnPc/PCBM:P3HT/ZnO electode, which was prepared by removing the PEDOT:PSS/Au electrode of an inverted OPV device and coating it with ZnPc. A co-photocatalysis property of ZnPc was observed in the photoelectrochemistry and scanning Kelvin probe microscopy.
  18. Ngo TA, Dinh H, Nguyen TM, Liew FF, Nakata E, Morii T
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2019 Oct 15;55(83):12428-12446.
    PMID: 31576822 DOI: 10.1039/c9cc04661e
    DNA is an attractive molecular building block to construct nanoscale structures for a variety of applications. In addition to their structure and function, modification the DNA nanostructures by other molecules opens almost unlimited possibilities for producing functional DNA-based architectures. Among the molecules to functionalize DNA nanostructures, proteins are one of the most attractive candidates due to their vast functional variations. DNA nanostructures loaded with various types of proteins hold promise for applications in the life and material sciences. When loading proteins of interest on DNA nanostructures, the nanostructures by themselves act as scaffolds to specifically control the location and number of protein molecules. The methods to arrange proteins of interest on DNA scaffolds at high yields while retaining their activity are still the most demanding task in constructing usable protein-modified DNA nanostructures. Here, we provide an overview of the existing methods applied for assembling proteins of interest on DNA scaffolds. The assembling methods were categorized into two main classes, noncovalent and covalent conjugation, with both showing pros and cons. The recent advance of DNA-binding adaptor mediated assembly of proteins on the DNA scaffolds is highlighted and discussed in connection with the future perspectives of protein assembled DNA nanoarchitectures.
  19. Lythell E, Suardíaz R, Hinchliffe P, Hanpaibool C, Visitsatthawong S, Oliveira ASF, et al.
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2020 Jun 23;56(50):6874-6877.
    PMID: 32432618 DOI: 10.1039/d0cc02520h
    MCR (mobile colistin resistance) enzymes catalyse phosphoethanolamine (PEA) addition to bacterial lipid A, threatening the "last-resort" antibiotic colistin. Molecular dynamics and density functional theory simulations indicate that monozinc MCR supports PEA transfer to the Thr285 acceptor, positioning MCR as a mono- rather than multinuclear member of the alkaline phosphatase superfamily.
  20. Chew YH, Tang JY, Tan LJ, Choi BWJ, Tan LL, Chai SP
    Chem Commun (Camb), 2019 May 28;55(44):6265-6268.
    PMID: 31086906 DOI: 10.1039/c9cc01449g
    The engineering of surface oxygen vacancies (OVs) in WO3 was primitively done using a facile solvothermal method. The photocatalytic activities of the as-prepared samples were studied by evaluating their performances in the photocatalytic OER. The best sample (W-3) yielded 57.6 μmol of O2 in 6 h under the illumination of simulated sunlight.
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