Transition metal catalysis in confined spaces

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00192C, Review Article
Stefan H. A. M. Leenders, Rafael Gramage-Doria, Bas de Bruin, Joost N. H. Reek
This review discusses different strategies to provide transition metal catalysts with a second coordination sphere and the effect this has in catalysis.
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Ultrathin open-ended porous TiO2 membranes for surface nanopatterning in fabricating nanodot arrays

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14317-14320
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03209H, Communication
Xu Dong Gao, Guang Tao Fei, Hao Miao Ouyang, Shao Hui Xu, Hai Li Yi, Bing Wu, Li De Zhang
Large-scale ultrathin open-ended porous TiO2 membranes are synthesized and used as patterning masks for the fabrication of nanodot arrays.
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Porous, single crystalline titanium nitride nanoplates grown on carbon fibers: excellent counter electrodes for low-cost, high performance, fiber-shaped dye-sensitized solar cells

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14321-14324
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03882G, Communication
Liang Chen, Hui Dai, Yong Zhou, Yingjie Hu, Tao Yu, Jianguo Liu, Zhigang Zou
A bundle of TiN nanoplate-functionalized CFs were twisted with the TiO2 nanotube array-coated Ti threads as photoanodes, which would be inserted into a transparent capillary filled with an electrolyte to be assembled into a FDSSC.
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Metal-ligand bifunctional reactivity and catalysis of protic N-heterocyclic carbene and pyrazole complexes featuring [small beta]-NH units

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14290-14300
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04457F, Feature Article
Shigeki Kuwata, Takao Ikariya
The metal-ligand bifunctional cooperation of protic N-heterocyclic carbene and pyrazole complexes bearing an NH unit at the position [small beta] to the metal is surveyed.
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The effect of ALD-Zno layers on the formation of CH3NH3PbI3 with different perovskite precursors and sintering temperatures

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14405-14408
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04685D, Communication
Xu Dong, Hongwei Hu, Bencai Lin, Jianning Ding, Ningyi Yuan
The PCE of perovskite solar cell based on ALD-ZnO reached 13.1%; CH3NH3Cl promoted the formation of CH3NH3PbI3 on 70 [degree]C-ALD-ZnO films.
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From stereodynamics to high-throughput screening of catalysed reactions

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14301-14309
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04892J, Feature Article
Skrollan Stockinger, Julia Gmeiner, Kerstin Zawatzky, Johannes Troendlin, Oliver Trapp
In this review we summarised recent developments in high-throughput kinetic monitoring of reactions including the dynamics of interconverting stereoisomers and the simultaneous combination of (catalysed) reactions with chemical analysis in on-column reaction chromatographic devices.
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A specific probe for Hg2+ to delineate even H+ in pure aqueous buffer/Hct116 colon cancer cells: Hg(II)-[small eta]2-arene [small pi]-interaction and a TBET-based fluorescence response

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14421-14424
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06740A, Communication
Upendar Reddy G., Vadde Ramu, Sovan Roy, Nandaraj Taye, Samit Chattopadhyay, Amitava Das
Ligand design that allows a Hg(II)-[small eta]2-arene [small pi]-interaction as well as a TBET-based luminescence response to distinguish between the cellular uptake of Hg2+ and H+ in live Hct116 colon cancer cells.
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CH-activating oxidative hydroxylation of 1-tetralones and related compounds with high regio- and stereoselectivity

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14310-14313
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04925J, Communication
Gheorghe-Doru Roiban, Ruben Agudo, Adriana Ilie, Richard Lonsdale, Manfred T. Reetz
Mutants of P450-BM3 evolved by directed evolution are excellent catalysts in the CH-activating oxidative hydroxylation of 1-tetralone derivatives and of indanone, with unusually high regio- and enantioselectivity being observed.
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Direct regioselective phosphonation of heteroaryl N-oxides with H-phosphonates under metal and external oxidant free conditions

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14409-14411
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC07060G, Communication
Hui Wang, Xiuling Cui, Yu Pei, Qianqian Zhang, Jie Bai, Donghui Wei, Yangjie Wu
A direct C-H/P-H functionalization of heteroaryl N-oxides with H-phosphonates under metal and oxidant free conditions was developed. Various heteroaryl phosphonate derivatives were obtained in up to 92% yield in a chemo- and regioselective manner.
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Dual enzymatic formation of hybrid hydrogels with supramolecular-polymeric networks

Chem. Commun., 2014, 50,14429-14432
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC06472K, Communication
Yanjie Mao, Teng Su, Qing Wu, Chuanan Liao, Qigang Wang
This communication describes a mild construction of hybrid hydrogels with supramolecular-polymeric networks via a dual enzymatic reaction.
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