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Top ten most accessed articles in November

This month sees the following articles in ChemComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution through fully conjugated poly(azomethine) networks¬
Matthias Georg Schwab, Manuel Hamburger, Xinliang Feng, Jie Shu, Hans Wolfgang Spiess, Xinchen Wang, Markus Antonietti and Klaus M√ľllen¬
Chem. Commun., 2010,¬†46, 8932-8934, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04057F, Communication¬†¬

A new class of rhodamine luminophores: design, syntheses and aggregation-induced emission enhancement¬
Shinichiro Kamino, Yuka Horio, Seiji Komeda, Katsuhiko Minoura, Hayato Ichikawa, Jun Horigome, Asana Tatsumi, Shinya Kaji, Takako Yamaguchi, Yoshihide Usami, Shun Hirota, Shuichi Enomoto and Yoshikazu Fujita¬
Chem. Commun., 2010,¬†46, 9013-9015, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03407J, Communication¬†¬

ŌÉ-Acceptor, Z-type ligands for transition metals¬
Abderrahmane Amgoune and Didier Bourissou¬
Chem. Commun., 2011,¬†47, 859-871, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04109B, Feature Article¬†¬

Copper-catalyzed decarboxylative cross-coupling of alkynyl carboxylic acids with aryl halides¬
Dongbing Zhao, Chao Gao, Xiaoyu Su, Yunqing He, Jingsong You and Ying Xue¬
Chem. Commun., 2010,¬†46, 9049-9051, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03772A, Communication¬

A two step route to indoles from haloarenes – a versatile variation on the Fischer indole synthesis¬
Martyn Inman and Christopher J. Moody¬
Chem. Commun., 2011,¬†47, 788-790, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04306K, Communication¬

Direct and efficient N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed hydroxymethylation of aldehydes¬
Nadine Kuhl and Frank Glorius¬
Chem. Commun., 2011,¬†47, 573-575, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02416C, Communication¬

Activation of dihydrogen by non-metal systems¬
Douglas W. Stephan¬
Chem. Commun., 2010,¬†46, 8526-8533, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03313H, Feature Article¬

Sol-gel precursors for group 14 nanocrystals¬
Joel A. Kelly, Eric J. Henderson and Jonathan G. C. Veinot¬
Chem. Commun., 2010,¬†46, 8704-8718, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02609C, Feature Article¬

The (4+3)-cycloaddition reaction: simple allylic cations as dienophiles¬
Michael Harmata¬
Chem. Commun., 2010,¬†46, 8886-8903, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03620J, Feature Article¬

A flexible MMOF exhibiting high selectivity for CO2 over N2, CH4 and other small gases¬
Jingming Zhang, Haohan Wu, Thomas J. Emge and Jing Li¬
Chem. Commun., 2010,¬†46, 9152-9154, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02942D, Communication¬

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Top ten most accessed articles in October

This month sees the following articles in ChemComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Supramolecular gel chemistry: developments over the last decade¬
Jonathan W. Steed¬
Chem. Commun., 2011, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03293J, Highlight¬

A highly selective OFF-ON fluorescent sensor for zinc in aqueous solution and living cells¬
Huili Chen, Wei Gao, Miaoli Zhu, Hongfei Gao, Jinfang Xue and Yingqi Li¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8389-8391, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02134B, Communication¬†¬

Convenient route to water-sensitive sol-gel precursors using click chemistry¬
Nirmalya Moitra, Jo√ęl J. E. Moreau, Xavier Catto√ęn and Michel Wong Chi Man ¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8416-8418, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03417G, Communication¬

Mechanisms in aminocatalysis¬
Martin Nielsen, Dennis Worgull, Theo Zweifel, Bj√∂rn Gschwend, S√łren Bertelsen and Karl Anker J√łrgensen¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02417A, Feature Article¬

Synthesis of a novel magnetic drug delivery system composed of doxorubicin-conjugated Fe3O4 nanoparticle cores and a PEG-functionalized porous silica shell¬
Feng-Hua Chen, Li-Ming Zhang, Qing-Tao Chen, Yi Zhang and Zhi-Jun Zhang¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8633-8635, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02577A, Communication¬

Generation of benzyne from benzoic acid using C-H activation¬
Alastair A. Cant, Lee Roberts and Michael F. Greaney¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8671-8673, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02547J, Communication¬†¬†¬

Metal-catalysed cleavage of carbon-carbon bonds¬
Masahiro Murakami and Takanori Matsuda¬
Chem. Commun., 2011, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02566F, Highlight¬

Catalysts for CO2/epoxide copolymerisation¬
Michael R. Kember, Antoine Buchard and Charlotte K. Williams¬
Chem. Commun., 2011, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02207A, Feature Article¬†¬

Gold nanorods for platinum based prodrug delivery¬
Yuanzeng Min, Chengqiong Mao, Dechen Xu, Jun Wang and Yangzhong Liu¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8424-8426, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03108A, Communication¬†¬

Visual and fluorogenic detection of nerve agnet simulant via Lossen rearrangement of rhodamine-hydroxmate¬
Shoufa Han, Zhongwei Xue, Zhen Wang and Ting Bin Wen¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8413-8415, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02881A, Communication¬†¬

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Top ten most accessed articles in September

This month sees the following articles in ChemComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Lighting porphyrins and phthalocyanines for molecular photovoltaics 
M. Victoria Mart√≠nez-D√≠az, Gema de la Torre and Tom√°s Torres¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7090-7108, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02213F , Feature Article 

Advances in selective conversions by heterogeneous photocatalysis  
Giovanni Palmisano, Elisa Garc√≠a-L√≥pez, Giuseppe Marc√¨, Vittorio Loddo, Sedat Yurdakal, Vincenzo Augugliaro and Leonardo Palmisano¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7074-7089, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02087G , Feature Article 

A ‚Äúswitching on‚ÄĚ fluorescent chemodosimeter of selectivity to Zn2+ and its application to MCF-7 cells ¬
Zhanxian Li, Mingming Yu, Lifeng Zhang, Ming Yu, Jinxia Liu, Liuhe Wei and Hongyan Zhang¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7169-7171, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC01687J , Communication 

Aryne cycloaddition: highly efficient chemical modification of graphene¬
Xing Zhong, Jun Jin, Shuwen Li, Zhiyong Niu, Wuquan Hu, Rong Li and Jiantai Ma ¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7340-7342, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02389B, Communication  

Host‚Äďguest chemistry with bi- and tetra-nuclear macrocyclic metallasupramolecules¬
Ying-Feng Han, Hao Li and Guo-Xin Jin¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6879-6890, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00770F, Feature Article  

Copper N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes as carbene transfer reagents¬
Marc R. L. Furst and Catherine S. J. Cazin¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6924-6925, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02308F, Communication

Thermosensitive gating effect and selective gas adsorption in a porous coordination nanocage ¬
Dan Zhao, Daqiang Yuan, Rajamani Krishna, Jasper M. van Baten and Hong-Cai Zhou¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7352-7354, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02771E , Communication 

Controlled growth of inorganic nanocrystals: size and surface effects of nuclei ¬
Shuling Shen and Xun Wang¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6891-6899, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00900H , Feature Article 

Golf ball-shaped PLGA microparticles with internal pores fabricated by simple O/W emulsion ¬
Mi Ri Kim, Seungwoo Lee, Jung-Ki Park and Kuk Young Cho¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7433-7435, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC01738H , Communication 

High-connected mesoporous metal‚Äďorganic framework ¬
Xiaojun Gu, Zhang-Hui Lu and Qiang Xu¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7400-7402, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02808H , Communication 

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A silver bullet for DNA separation

A simple and greener way to separate DNA using branched silver microparticles is revealed by scientists in China.

Separation techniques are required for a multitude of applications from disease diagnosis to environmental monitoring. Many materials are used to separate complex chemical mixtures with more recent interest focussing on magnetic nanoparticles as they can be easily recovered.

However, preparation of magnetic nanoparticles requires a large amount of organic reagents and energy and it can be difficult to get the right dimensions. Now Erkang Wang and co-workers at the Changhun Institute of Applied Chemistry have developed crystalline silver particles, know as dendrites, as an alternative to magnetic nanoparticles for DNA separation. ‘The development of a facile, economical and simple strategy to synthesize a new monodisperse, easily-modified substitute for magnetic nanoparticles with controlled size is a great challenge’ explains Wang.

Nanoparticles can be used to detect DNA then be easily separated using gravity

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Link to journal article
Ultrasensitive nucleic acid detection using confocal laser scanning microscope with high crystalline silver dendrites
Xuan Yang, Xuping Sun, Zhaozi Lv, Weiwei Guo, Yan Du and Erkang Wang, Chem. Commun., 2010, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc03280h

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Top ten most accessed articles in August

This month sees the following articles in ChemComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Potassium carbonate-silica: a highly effective stationary phase for the chromatographic removal of organotin impurities¬
David C. Harrowven, Dennis P. Curran, Sarah L. Kostiuk, Ian L. Wallis-Guy, Sally Whiting, Kerri J. Stenning, Bencan Tang, Emma Packard and Lana Nanson¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6335 Р6337, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc01328e

Hybrid nanomaterials for biomedical applications¬
Kathryn M. L. Taylor-Pashow, Joseph Della Rocca, Rachel C. Huxford and Wenbin Lin¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5832 Р5849, DOI: 10.1039/c002073g, Feature Article 

A highly sensitive, selective, colorimetric and near-infrared fluorescent turn-on chemosensor for Cu2+ based on BODIPY¬
Shouchun Yin, Volker Leen, Sven Van Snick, No√ęl Boens and Wim Dehaen¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6329 Р6331, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc01772h 

Pd nanoparticles in silica hollow spheres with mesoporous walls: a nanoreactor with extremely high activity¬
Zhe Chen, Zhi-Min Cui, Fang Niu, Lei Jiang and Wei-Guo Song¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6524 Р6526, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc01786h 

Immunosensor for the detection of cancer biomarker based on percolated graphene thin film¬
Minghui Yang and Shaoqin Gong¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5796 Р5798, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc00675k 

High-yield exfoliation of three-dimensional graphite into two-dimensional graphene-like sheets¬
Eun-Kyoung Choi, In-Yup Jeon, Seo-Yoon Bae, Hwa-Jung Lee, Hyeon Suk Shin, Liming Dai and Jong-Beom Baek¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6320 Р6322, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc00753f 

A photoelectrochemical device for visible light driven water splitting by a molecular ruthenium catalyst assembled on dye-sensitized nanostructured TiO2¬
Lin Li, Lele Duan, Yunhua Xu, Mikhail Gorlov, Anders Hagfeldt and Licheng Sun¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc01828g 

High quality graphene with large flakes exfoliated by oleyl amine¬
Jian Zheng, Chong-an Di, Yunqi Liu, Hongtao Liu, Yunlong Guo, Chunyan Du, Ti Wu, Gui Yu and Daoben Zhu¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5728 Р5730, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc00954g 

Synthesis and characterization of gold-deposited red, green and blue fluorescent silica nanoparticles for biosensor application¬
Kyoung G. Lee, Rinbok Wi, Tae Jung Park, Sun Hong Yoon, Jaebeom Lee, Seok Jae Lee and Do Hyun Kim¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6374 Р6376, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc00762e 

Monodispersed molecular donors for bulk hetero-junction solar cells: from molecular properties to device performances¬
Silvia Colella, Marco Mazzeo, Roberto Grisorio, Eduardo Fabiano, Giovanna Melcarne, Sonia Carallo, M. Daniela Angione, Luisa Torsi, Gian Paolo Suranna, Fabio della Sala, Piero Mastrorilli and Giuseppe Gigli¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6273 Р6275, DOI: 10.1039/c0cc01229g 

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Top ten most accessed articles in July

This month sees the following articles in ChemComm that are in the top ten most accessed:-

Organic photovoltaics: a chemical approach 
Juan Luis Delgado, Pierre-Antoine Bouit, Salvatore Filippone, M √Āngeles Herranz and Nazario Mart√≠n¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4853-4865, DOI: 10.1039/C003088K

High performance organic semiconductors for field-effect transistors¬
Huanli Dong, Chengliang Wang and Wenping Hu¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5211-5222, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00947D

A microporous luminescent metal-organic framework for highly selective and sensitive sensing of Cu2+ in aqueous solution¬
Yunqing Xiao, Yuanjing Cui, Qian Zheng, Shengchang Xiang, Guodong Qian and Banglin Chen¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5503-5505, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00148A

Metal-catalyzed direct alkylations of (hetero)arenes via C-H bond cleavages with unactivated alkyl halides¬
Lutz Ackermann¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4866-4877, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00778A

Synthesis and properties of nano zeolitic imidazolate frameworks 
Satish K. Nune, Praveen K. Thallapally, Alice Dohnalkova, Chongmin Wang, Jun Liu and Gregory J. Exarhos¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4878-4880, DOI: 10.1039/C002088E

Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling of carboxylic acids with nitroethane via combination of decarboxylation and dehydrogenation¬
Min Zhang, Jun Zhou, Jian Kan, Min Wang, Weiping Su and Maochun Hong¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5455-5457, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC01029D

Evidence of preferential p-stacking: a study of intermolecular and intramolecular charge transfer complexes 
N. S. Saleesh Kumar, Maneesh D. Gujrati and James N. Wilson¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5464-5466, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00249F

Layered double hydroxide films: synthesis, properties and applications¬
Xiaoxiao Guo, Fazhi Zhang, David G. Evans and Xue Duan¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5197-5210, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00313A

Responsive polyelectrolyte complexes for triggered release of nucleic acid therapeutics¬
Mahmoud Soliman, Stephanie Allen, Martyn C. Davies and Cameron Alexander¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5421-5433, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00794C

Introduction of cavities up to 4 nm into a hierarchically-assembled metal-organic framework using an angular, tetratopic ligand¬
Wenjuan Zhuang, Shengqian Ma, Xi-Sen Wang, Daqiang Yuan, Jian-Rong Li, Dan Zhao and Hong-Cai Zhou¬
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 5223-5225, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC00779J

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