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Electron-Acceptor-Dependent Light Absorption, Excited-State Relaxation, and Charge Generation in Triphenylamine Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Electron-Acceptor-Dependent Light Absorption, Excited-State Relaxation, and Charge Generation in Triphenylamine Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

A lifetime of excitation: Electron-acceptor-dependent excited-state torsional relaxation and multiple-state electron injection at the dye/titania interface are investigated by broadband femtosecond transient spectroscopy measurements in conjunction with theoretical calculations. Results indicate the crucial role of a long excited-state lifetime in maintaining a high electron-injection yield.

[Full Paper]
Renzhi Li, Min Zhang, Cancan Yan, Zhaoyang Yao, Jing Zhang, Peng Wang
ChemSusChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402806. Read article.

Sulfur-Doped Carbons Prepared from Eutectic Mixtures Containing Hydroxymethylthiophene as Metal-Free Oxygen Reduction Catalysts

Sulfur-Doped Carbons Prepared from Eutectic Mixtures Containing Hydroxymethylthiophene as Metal-Free Oxygen Reduction Catalysts

Performance-enhancing treatment: A template-free approach based on the use of eutectic mixtures composed of 2-hydroxymethylthiophene and furfuryl alcohol has been designed for the preparation of hierarchical sulfur-doped carbons (see picture) in monolithic form. The performance of these carbons in the oxygen reduction reaction is described.

[Full Paper]
Nieves López-Salas, Francisco del Monte, Aitana Tamayo, José Luís G. Fierro, Antonio L. De Lacey, M. Luisa Ferrer, María C. Gutiérrez
ChemSusChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402753. Read article.

Formation of a CdO Layer on CdS/ZnO Nanorod Arrays to Enhance their Photoelectrochemical Performance

Formation of a CdO Layer on CdS/ZnO Nanorod Arrays to Enhance their Photoelectrochemical Performance

High-performance photoelectrode: We describe a facile strategy for the preparation a CdO layer onto the CdS/ZnO nanorod array system, which is significantly beneficial to its photoelectrochemical performance. The unique structure and physiochemical properties of the formed CdO layer in this approach retard the photogenerated charge carrier recombination and photocorrosion of the CdS/ZnO electrode.

[Full Paper]
Thanh Khue Van, Long Quoc Pham, Do Yoon Kim, Jin You Zheng, Dokyoung Kim, Amol U. Pawar, Young Soo Kang
ChemSusChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201402365. Read article.

Azacrown Ethers from Mustard Carbonate Analogues

Azacrown Ethers from Mustard Carbonate Analogues

Crowning glory: Several diazacrown ethers incorporating nitrogen mustard moieties have been prepared by treating harmless mustard carbonates with aromatic diols in the absence of any base under pseudo-high dilution conditions (see scheme). This novel synthesis relied upon the anchimeric effect of the nitrogen mustard carbonate.

[Communication]
Fabio Aricò, Ilina Udrea, Marco Crisma, Pietro Tundo
ChemPlusChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402299. Read article.

Synthesis of NiGa2O4 Octahedron Nanocrystal with Exposed {111} Facets and Enhanced Efficiency of Photocatalytic Water Splitting

Synthesis of NiGa2O4 Octahedron Nanocrystal with Exposed {111} Facets and Enhanced Efficiency of Photocatalytic Water Splitting

Photocatalytic activity: Octahedral NiGa2O4 with highly reactive pH-dependent {111} facets have been synthesized through a facile hydrothermal route without using any template or organic surfactant. The {111} facets of octahedral NiGa2O4 display enhanced photocatalytic generation of hydrogen from water splitting and good photocatalytic stability (see figure).

[Full Paper]
Shi-Xiong Zhou, Xiao-Jun Lv, Chen Zhang, Xing Huang, Lei Kang, Zhe-shuai Lin, Yong Chen, Wen-Fu Fu
ChemPlusChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402279. Read article.

Manipulation and Orientation of Zeolite L by Using a Magnetic Field

Manipulation and Orientation of Zeolite L by Using a Magnetic Field

Made to measure: A simple approach for the functionalization of cylindrically shaped zeolite L crystals with iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles is reported. These functionalized zeolites can be aligned very easily by applying a magnetic field in solution, on different substrates, and in a polymeric matrix (see figure).

[Communication]
Sandra Fibikar, Gianluigi Luppi, Victor Martínez-Junza, Miguel Clemente-León, Luisa De Cola
ChemPlusChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402252. Read article.

NaGdF4 Nanoparticles Coated with Functionalised Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid as Versatile Probes for Dual Optical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NaGdF4 Nanoparticles Coated with Functionalised Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid as Versatile Probes for Dual Optical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Caught on camera: NaGdF4 nanoparticles coated with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) chelators functionalized with organic moieties and luminescent dyes were prepared and characterized, and their potential as dual probes for optical/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging was investigated (see figure).

[Full Paper]
Fabio Carniato, Lorenzo Tei, Suratchanee Phadngam, Ciro Isidoro, Mauro Botta
ChemPlusChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402245. Read article.

Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Nanoparticles for Nanomedicine

Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Nanoparticles for Nanomedicine

Bringing life from cell death: Stimuli-responsive polymeric nanoparticles can respond to the microenvironment of a particular disease and its cells. Internal triggers as well as external devices permit temporally and spatially controlled drug delivery. The development of well-defined nanomedicines is critical for their behavior in vivo.

[Review]
Carina I. C. Crucho
ChemMedChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201402290. Read article.

Experimental and Computational Evidence for the Mechanism of Intradiol Catechol Dioxygenation by Non-Heme Iron(III) Complexes

Experimental and Computational Evidence for the Mechanism of Intradiol Catechol Dioxygenation by Non-Heme Iron(III) Complexes

Reaction mechanism: The combination of experimental and computational work has revealed that in catechol intradiol dioxygenation, oxygen binds to iron first, facilitated by partial dissociation and one-electron oxidation of the substrate (see scheme). The subsequent attack of oxygen on the substrate carbon atom was shown to be the rate-determining step in this unique reaction.

[Communication]
Robin Jastrzebski, Matthew G. Quesne, Bert M. Weckhuysen, Sam P. de Visser, Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404988. Read article.

Phosphine-Free Stille–Migita Chemistry for the Mild and Orthogonal Modification of DNA and RNA

Phosphine-Free Stille–Migita Chemistry for the Mild and Orthogonal Modification of DNA and RNA

Cross-coupling meets click chemistry: The Stille–Migita reaction expands the scope of chemical and enzymatic synthesis of DNA and RNA. Previously challenging functionalities like acid-, base- or fluoride-labile moieties and azides could be introduced into an unprotected RNA dinucleotide, as well as into nucleoside triphosphates and oligonucleotides on solid support, allowing for direct access to novel enzymatic building blocks.

[Full Paper]
André Krause, Alexander Hertl, Fabian Muttach, Andres Jäschke
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404843. Read article.

Delineating Binding Modes of Gal/GalNAc and Structural Elements of the Molecular Recognition of Tumor-Associated Mucin Glycopeptides by the Human Macrophage Galactose-Type Lectin

Delineating Binding Modes of Gal/GalNAc and Structural Elements of the Molecular Recognition of Tumor-Associated Mucin Glycopeptides by the Human Macrophage Galactose-Type Lectin

The fine structural features of the molecular recognition process between GalNAc and carcinoma-associated Tn-glycopeptides with hMGL were deciphered by saturation transfer difference NMR spectroscopy and molecular modeling. The epitope mapping on the sugar, as well as the key amino acids involved in the interaction, were deduced. Molecular dynamics simulations and corcema-st allow a 3D view of the recognition event to be deduced.

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Filipa Marcelo, Fayna Garcia-Martin, Takahiko Matsushita, João Sardinha, Helena Coelho, Anneloes Oude-Vrielink, Christiane Koller, Sabine André, Eurico J. Cabrita, Hans-Joachim Gabius, Shin-Ichiro Nishimura, Jesús Jiménez-Barbero, F. Javier Cañada
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404566. Read article.

Engineering Short Peptide Sequences for Uranyl Binding

Engineering Short Peptide Sequences for Uranyl Binding

Structured cyclic peptide scaffolds with four acidic residues are promising candidates to complex uranyl. The β-sheet structure is a key parameter to get high stability, because it orients the coordinating carboxylate groups of four amino acid side chains in the equatorial plane of the dioxo cation.

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Colette Lebrun, Matthieu Starck, Vicky Gathu, Yves Chenavier, Pascale Delangle
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404546. Read article.

Phosphorescent Polymeric Nanoparticles by Coordination Cross-Linking as a Platform for Luminescence Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy

Phosphorescent Polymeric Nanoparticles by Coordination Cross-Linking as a Platform for Luminescence Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy

Phosphorescent polymeric nanoparticles: Water-soluble core-stabilized polymeric nanoparticles were synthesized by a coordination cross-linking method, in which the pyridine blocks in poly(4-vinyl pyridine-b-ethylene oxide) (P4VP-b-PEO) were cross-linked by the iridium chloride-bridged dimer. The phosphorescent nanoparticles with low cytotoxicity can be utilized as luminescent probes in confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and as photodynamic therapy (PDT) agents.

[Full Paper]
Yang Lu, Fengfeng Xue, Zhiguo Zhou, Min Shi, Yuping Yan, Lijie Qin, Hong Yang, Shiping Yang
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404346. Read article.

Formation and Characterisation of the Silver Hydride Nanocluster Cation [Ag3H2((Ph2P)2CH2)]+ and Its Release of Hydrogen

Formation and Characterisation of the Silver Hydride Nanocluster Cation [Ag3H2((Ph2P)2CH2)]+ and Its Release of Hydrogen

A light touch: Experiment and theory provide the first example of photochemical triggered formation and release of hydrogen from a small metal hydride cluster in the gas-phase. Molecular dynamics “on the fly” reveal that AgH loss is favoured in the ground state, but H2 formation and loss is preferred in the first excited state S1 (see figure), in agreement with experimental findings.

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Marion Girod, Marjan Krstić, Rodolphe Antoine, Luke MacAleese, Jérome Lemoine, Athanasios Zavras, George N. Khairallah, Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký, Philippe Dugourd, Richard A. J. O'Hair
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404110. Read article.

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Class of Mitochondrially-Targeted Gadolinium(III) Agents

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Class of Mitochondrially-Targeted Gadolinium(III) Agents

A library of bifunctional phosphonium tetraazadodecane–gadolinium(III) complexes has been evaluated to address many key criteria for binary therapies, such as photon activation therapy and neutron capture therapy. The highest in vitro tumour selectivity for any Gd agent is also reported. The images show X-ray fluorescence elemental distribution maps of a single T98G human glioblastoma multiforme cell incubated with a GdIII complex.

[Full Paper]
Daniel E. Morrison, Jade B. Aitken, Martin D. de Jonge, Fatiah Issa, Hugh H. Harris, Louis M. Rendina
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404107. Read article.

Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Grignard Reagents to 3-Silyl Unsaturated Esters for the Facile Preparation of Enantioenriched β-Silylcarbonyl Compounds and Allylic Silanes

Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Grignard Reagents to 3-Silyl Unsaturated Esters for the Facile Preparation of Enantioenriched β-Silylcarbonyl Compounds and Allylic Silanes

A highly enantioselective conjugate addition of Grignard reagents to silylated enoates to deliver synthetically useful chiral β-silylcarbonyl compounds was developed (see scheme). The synthetic utility of this methodology was illustrated by the synthesis of enantioenriched β-hydroxyl esters and the facile access granted to various α-chiral allylic silanes, as well as manifold organosilanes with multiple stereogenic centers.

[Full Paper]
Kai Zhao, Teck-Peng Loh 
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403849. Read article.

Regioisomeric Effects on the Electronic Features of Indenothiophene-Bridged D–π-A'–A DSSC Sensitizers

Regioisomeric Effects on the Electronic Features of Indenothiophene-Bridged D–π-A'–A DSSC Sensitizers

Power of conversion: Two indenothiophene (IDT)-based regioisomeric donor–π-acceptor–acceptor (D-π-A'-A) dyes are reported to reveal the trade-off between the molar extinction coefficient (ε) and the S0→S1 transition energy (see figure). The orientation mismatched D-IDT-A exhibits a superior ε and the matched-type A-IDT-D exhibits a red-shifted absorption. The larger ε value together with its more favorable energy level relative to TiO2 led to a higher power conversion efficiency of 7.41 % for the D-IDT-A-based DSSC.

[Full Paper]
Shu-Hua Chou, Chih-Hung Tsai, Chung-Chih Wu, Dhirendra Kumar, Ken-Tsung Wong
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403584. Read article.

Control of Chiral Nanostructures by Self-Assembly of Designed Amphiphilic Peptides and Silica Biomineralization

Control of Chiral Nanostructures by Self-Assembly of Designed Amphiphilic Peptides and Silica Biomineralization

Bottom-up chirality: A system that mimics natural biomineralization is presented, in which chirality can be varied controllably. By decreasing the hydrophilicity of the amphiphilic peptides, the nanostructures were changed from twisted nanofibers with hexagonal mesostructure to twisted nanoribbons with lamellar mesostructure, and the extent of helicity decreased (see figure).

[Full Paper]
Zhehao Huang, Yuan Yao, Lu Han, Shunai Che
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403498. Read article.

Simple Synthetic Receptors for Aspirin

Simple Synthetic Receptors for Aspirin

Aspirin bowled over: Shallow methylene-bridged cavitands appended with simple H-bond donor/acceptor groups are shown to bind aspirin. The structural features needed in a synthetic receptor for aspirin binding are defined.

[Communication]
Thanh V. Nguyen, Michael S. Sherburn
Chem. Eur. J., October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201304808. Read article.

Highly Efficient and Magnetically Recoverable Niobium Nanocatalyst for the Multicomponent Biginelli Reaction

Highly Efficient and Magnetically Recoverable Niobium Nanocatalyst for the Multicomponent Biginelli Reaction

Magnetic personality: A new magnetically recoverable nanocatalyst, Fe3O4@Nb2O5, is prepared and fully characterized. Its catalytic activity is evaluated by using the one-pot, three-component Biginelli reaction, with the aim to synthesize 1,4-dihydropyrimidinones. The new nanocatalyst proves to be highly efficient in synthesizing a wide range of Biginelli products and has the advantage of a remarkably low catalyst loading (0.1 mol %) and high reusability.

[Full Paper]
Carolina G. S. Lima, Sandrina Silva, Ricardo H. Gonçalves, Edson R. Leite, Ricardo S. Schwab, Arlene G. Corrêa, Márcio W. Paixão
ChemCatChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402689. Read article.

Sulfonated Core-Shell Magnetic Nanoparticle (Fe3O4@SiO2@PrSO3H) as a Highly Active and Durable Protonic Acid Catalyst; Synthesis of Coumarin Derivatives through Pechmann Reaction

Sulfonated Core-Shell Magnetic Nanoparticle (Fe3O4@SiO2@PrSO3H) as a Highly Active and Durable Protonic Acid Catalyst; Synthesis of Coumarin Derivatives through Pechmann Reaction

Green earth and blue sky: Herein, we wish to disclose a simple bench top procedure for the synthesis of sulfonated core-shell magnetic nanoparticles (SMNPs) (Fe3O4@SiO2@PrSO3H) and discuss its performance as a very strong solid acid in the Pechmann condensation reaction.

[Communication]
Farhad Kabiri Esfahani, Daryoush Zareyee, Reza Yousefi
ChemCatChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201402547. Read article.

EMBO Conference Series: Chemical Biology 2014

EMBO Conference Series: Chemical Biology 2014

Around 300 people from 18 countries took part in the fourth biennial Chemical Biology conference at The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, from August 20 to 23, 2014. Many advances in the field of chemical biology were presented in talks and poster sessions. Picture: Petra Riedinger (EMBL).

[Conference Report]
Eileen J. Kennedy
ChemBioChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402527. Read article.

Modular Polyketide Synthases (PKSs): A New Model Fits All?

Modular Polyketide Synthases (PKSs): A New Model Fits All?

Step-by-step to great diversity: With the potential to synthesize multi-millions of bioactive compounds, modular polyketide synthases (PKSs) are of great importance. In this Highlight, new developments in the understanding of the structure and function of these proteins are reviewed.

[Highlight]
Alexander Rittner, Martin Grininger
ChemBioChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402432. Read article.

High-Fidelity Recognition of RNA: Solution Structure of a DNA:RNA Hybrid Duplex with a Molecular Cap

High-Fidelity Recognition of RNA: Solution Structure of a DNA:RNA Hybrid Duplex with a Molecular Cap

A bridge to RNA: The solution structure of a DNA:RNA hairpin duplex bridged by a peptidyl-linked quinolone shows how the affinity and sequence select- ivity of probes for RNA targets can be increased, with canonical base pairing being favored over hard-to-suppress mismatched base combinations such as T:G and A:A.

[Full Paper]
Claudia Gerlach, Birgit Claasen, Clemens Richert
ChemBioChem, October 16, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402409. Read article.