Royal Society of Chemistry

Astrochemistry of dust, ice and gas: introduction and overview

Faraday Disc. - 13 hours 37 min ago
Faraday Discuss., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00140K, PaperEwine F. van Dishoeck
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FD173: Bulk properties of solution-synthesized chevron-like graphene nanoribbons

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Faraday Discuss., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00131A, PaperTimothy H. Vo, Mikhail Shekhirev, Alexey Lipatov, Rafal A. Korlacki, Alexander Sinitskii
Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) have received a great deal of attention due to their promise for electronic and optoelectronic applications. Several recent studies have focused on the synthesis of GNRs by...
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FD175: Functionalised Gold and Titania Nanoparticles and Surfaces For Use as Antimicrobial Coatings

Faraday Disc. - 13 hours 37 min ago
Faraday Discuss., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00113C, PaperSacha Noimark, Kristopher Page, Joseph C Bear, Carlos Sotelo-Vazquez, Raul Quesada Cabrera, Yao Lu, Elaine Allan, Jawwad A Darr, Ivan P Parkin
We report the preparation, characterisation and antimicrobial functional testing of various titanium dioxide and gold modified titanium dioxide nanoparticles embedded into a polysiloxane polymer by a swell dip-coating procedure. We...
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FD 176: Graphene-supported iron-based nanoparticles encapsulated in nitrogen-doped carbon as a synergistic catalyst for hydrogen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions

Faraday Disc. - 13 hours 37 min ago
Faraday Discuss., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00123K, PaperXinhe Bao, Jing Wang, Guoxiong Wang, Shu Miao, Jiayuan Li
Electrolyzers and fuel cells have been extensively investigated as a promising solution for renewable energy storage and conversion. Hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) are important electrocatalytic...
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Role of edge geometry and chemistry in the electronic properties of graphene nanostructures

Faraday Disc. - 13 hours 37 min ago
Faraday Discuss., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00073K, PaperToshiaki Enoki, Shintaro Fujii, Maxim Ziatdinov, Misako Ohtsuka, Koichi Kusakabe, Manabu Kiguchi
The geometry and chemistry of graphene nanostructures significantly affect their electronic properties. Despite a large number of experimental and theoretical studies dealing with the geometrical shape-dependent electronic properties of graphene...
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FD173:Few layer graphene - polypropylene nanocomposites: the role of flake diameter

Faraday Disc. - 13 hours 37 min ago
Faraday Discuss., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00112E, PaperCristina Valles, Amr M. Abdelkader, Robert J Young, Ian A. Kinloch
Graphene shows excellent potential as a structural reinforcement in polymer nanocomposites due its exceptional mechanical properties. We have shown previously that graphene composites can be analysed using conventional composite theory...
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Concluding remarks: astrochemistry of dust, ice and gas

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Faraday Discuss., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00104D, PaperEric Herbst
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ExaViz: a flexible framework to analyse, steer and interact with molecular dynamics simulations

Faraday Disc. - 13 hours 37 min ago
Faraday Discuss., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00142C, PaperMatthieu Dreher, Jessica Prevoteau-Jonquet, Mikael Trellet, Marc Piuzzi, Marc Baaden, Bruno Raffin, Nicolas Ferey, Sophie Robert, Sebastien Limet
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VOPO4 nanosheets as anode material for lithium-ion batteries

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03781B, CommunicationYa-dong Han, Jun-chao Zheng, Bao Zhang, Jia-feng Zhang, Chao Shen, Lei Ming, xinbo yuan, Hui Li
VOPO4 nanosheets are successfully synthesized using hydrothermal method followed by calcination. The XRD results reveal that obtained products are crystallized in the orthorhombic VOPO4 phase. SEM and TEM images demonstrate...
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in situ Formation of Well-dispersed Palladium Nanoparticles Immobilized in Imidazolium-based Organic Ionic Polymers

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04662E, CommunicationHuaixia Zhao, Yangxin Wang, Ruihu Wang
A new strategy for in situ generation of well-dispersed palladium nanoparticles (NPs) immobilized by imidazolium-based organic ionic polymers was presented. Without extra addition of palladium species, the as-synthesized polymers showed...
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Enzymatic combinatorial nucleoside deletion scanning mutagenesis of functional RNA

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04719B, CommunicationClaudia Hobartner, Katarzyna Wawrzyniak-Turek
We describe a general and simple method to identify catalytically and structurally important nucleotides in functional RNAs. Our approach is based on statistical replacement of each nucleoside with a non-nucleosidic...
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Facile fabrication of C60-polydopamine-graphene nanohybrid for single light induced photothermal and photodynamic therapy

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04416A, CommunicationZhen Hu, Feng Zhao, Yafei Wang, Yudong Huang, Lei Chen, Nan Li, Jun Li, Zhenhui Li, Guoxing Yi
C60-polydopamine-graphene nanohybrid is prepared by a facile approach via polydopamine chemistry. The hybrid displays synergistic photodynamic and photothermal cancer cell killing effects under single light irradiation.
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PCR Quantification of SiO2 Particle Uptake in Cells in the ppb and ppm range via silica encapsulated DNA barcodes

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04480K, CommunicationMarcus Hoop, Daniela Paunescu, Philipp R. Stoessel, Fritz Eichenseher, Wendelin Jan Stark, Robert N. Grass
There is a strong interest in studying the cellular uptake of silica nanoparticles, particularly at medically relevant concentrations (ppb-ppm range) to understand their toxicology. At present, uptake analysis at these...
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Metal-templated enantioselective enamine/H-bonding dual activation catalysis

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54

Chem. Commun., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04636F, CommunicationHaohua Huo, Chen Fu, Chuanyong Wang, Klaus Harms, Eric Meggers
A hydrogen bond supported aminocatalyst based on a chiral metal template highly effectively catalyzes the enantioselective [small alpha]-amination of aldehydes with catalyst loadings down to 0.1 mol%.
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Pt-Cu Bimetallic Electrocatalysts with Enhanced Catalytic Properties for Oxygen Reduction

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02391A, CommunicationChun-Mei Zhu, Ang Gao, Yuan Wang, Yan Liu
A highly active Pt-Cu bimetallic catalyst for the electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction, with an average diameter of 2.9 nm and Cu/Pt ratio of 0.30 for the bimetallic nanoparticles, was prepared...
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Controllable Atmospheric Pressure Growth of Mono-layer, Bi-layer and Tri-layer Graphene

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04928D, CommunicationJing Li, Hengxing Ji, xing Zhang, Xuanyun Wang, Zhi Jin, Dong Wang, Li-jun Wan
Here we report the rational design of a three-step growth method for high-quality mono-layer, bi-layer and tri-layer graphene with coverage higher than 90% at atmospheric pressure. The growth temperature and...
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Covalent linking of quantum dots to polymer for inorganic-inorganic luminescence films via layer-by-layer assembly with clay

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04838E, CommunicationWenjuan Zhou, Weijiang Guan, Chao Lu
Herein, the positively charged QDs was initially prepared via covalently linking to poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH). The resultant PAH-modified QDs in conjunction with MMT nanosheets were utilized to fabricate the QDs/MMT...
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Noble-metal-free photocatalysts MoS2-graphene/CdS mixed nanoparticles/nanorods morphology with high visible light efficiency for H2 evolution

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04653F, CommunicationMiaoMiao Liu, Fengyan Li, Zhixia Sun, Lifang Ma, Lin Xu, Yuanhong Wang
A highly active and stable photocatalyst MoS2-graphene/CdS nanoparticles/nanorods was prepared by a facile two-step hydrothermal method. The noble-metal-free photocatalyst achieved a remarkable quantum yield of 65.8% at 420 nm for...
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Smart dual-functional warhead for folate receptor-specific activatable imaging and photodynamic therapy

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC04166F, CommunicationJisu Kim, Ching-Hsuan Tung, Yongdoo Choi
Smart dual-targeted theranostic agent becomes highly fluorescent and phototoxic only when its linker is cleaved by tumor-associated lysosomal enzyme cathepsin B after internalization into folate receptor-positive cancer cells.
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DNA-Templated Synthesis of Encoded Small Molecules by DNA Self-Assembly

Chem. Commun. - 28 July, 2014 - 16:54
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03380A, CommunicationCheng Cao, Peng Zhao, Ze Li, Zitian Chen, Yanyi Huang, Yu Bai, Xiaoyu Li
We report a novel method for DNA-templated synthesis of encoded small molecules without the need for discrete DNA template. Reactant DNAs self-assemble to enable chemical reactions and photo-cleavage transfers the...
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