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JournalISSN: 1359-7345

Chemical Communications

About: Chemical Communications is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Catalysis & Enantioselective synthesis. It has an ISSN identifier of 1359-7345. Over the lifetime, 56421 publication(s) have been published receiving 2283490 citation(s). more


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1039/B105159H
Jingdong Luo1, Zhiliang Xie1, Jacky W. Y. Lam1, Lin Cheng1  +7 moreInstitutions (2)
Abstract: Aggregation greatly boosts emission efficiency of the silole, turning it from a weak luminophor into a strong emitter. more

4,631 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1039/B904665H
Abstract: It is textbook knowledge that chromophore aggregation generally quenches light emission. In this feature article, we give an account on how we observed an opposite phenomenon termed aggregation-induced emission (AIE) and identified the restriction of intramolecular rotation as a main cause for the AIE effect. Based on the mechanistic understanding, we developed a series of new fluorescent and phosphorescent AIE systems with emission colours covering the entire visible spectral region and luminescence quantum yields up to unity. We explored high-tech applications of the AIE luminogens as, for example, fluorescence sensors (for explosive, ion, pH, temperature, viscosity, pressure, etc.), biological probes (for protein, DNA, RNA, sugar, phospholipid, etc.), immunoassay markers, PAGE visualization agents, polarized light emitters, monitors for layer-by-layer assembly, reporters for micelle formation, multistimuli-responsive nanomaterials, and active layers in the fabrication of organic light-emitting diodes. more

Topics: Light emission (60%)

2,887 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1039/B210714G
Abstract: Eutectic mixtures of urea and a range of quaternary ammonium salts are liquid at ambient temperatures and have interesting solvent properties. more

Topics: Choline chloride (69%), Deep eutectic solvent (68%), Urea (58%) more

2,632 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1039/B107270F
Roger A. Sheldon1Institutions (1)
Abstract: The chemical industry is under considerable pressure to replace many of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are currently used as solvents in organic synthesis. The toxic and/or hazardous properties of many solvents, notably chlorinated hydrocarbons, combined with serious environmental issues, such as atmospheric emissions and contamination of aqueous effluents is making their use prohibitive. This is an important driving force in the quest for novel reaction media. Curzons and coworkers, for example, recently noted that rigorous management of solvent use is likely to result in the greatest improvement towards greener processes for the manufacture of pharmaceutical intermediates. The current emphasis on novel reaction media is also motivated by the need for efficient methods for recycling homogeneous catalysts. The key to waste minimisation in chemicals manufacture is the widespread substitution of classical ‘stoichiometric’ syntheses by atom efficient, catalytic alternatives. In the context of homogeneous catalysis, efficient recycling of the catalyst is a conditio sine qua non for economically and environmentally attractive processes. Motivated by one or both of the above issues much attention has been devoted to homogeneous catalysis in aqueous biphasic and fluorous biphasic systems as well as in supercritical carbon dioxide. Similarly, the use of ionic liquids as novel reaction media may offer a convenient solution to both the solvent emission and the catalyst recycling problem. more

Topics: Homogeneous catalysis (51%)

2,378 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1039/A803999B
Abstract: The partitioning of simple, substituted-benzene derivatives between water and the room temperature ionic liquid, butylmethylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate, is based on the solutes’ charged state or relative hydrophobicity; room temperature ionic liquids thus may be suitable candidates for replacement of volatile organic solvents in liquid–liquid extraction processes. more

1,994 Citations

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Journal's top 5 most impactful authors

Bo Tang

112 papers, 3.2K citations

Chi-Ming Che

63 papers, 4K citations

Colin L. Raston

58 papers, 2.2K citations

Peter B. Hitchcock

54 papers, 1.4K citations

Alexander J. Blake

47 papers, 2.4K citations

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