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Catalysis for production of renewable energy

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7466-7468
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS90084G, EditorialJinlong Gong, Rafael Luque
Guest editors Jinlong Gong and Rafael Luque introduce the Catalysis for Production of Renewable Energy themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
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Combinatorial approaches for developing upconverting nanomaterials: high-throughput screening, modeling, and applications

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00205A, Review ArticleEmory M. Chan
This review surveys the use of combinatorial and high-throughput techniques for the rapid discovery, optimization, and application of upconverting nanomaterials.
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Advances in the theoretical understanding of photon upconversion in rare-earth activated nanophosphors

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00187G, Review ArticleGuokui Liu
A comprehensive review of the theoretical background is provided for understanding photon upconversion with particular attention to assessing photoluminescence dynamics in rare-earth activated nanophosphors.
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Lignin depolymerisation strategies: towards valuable chemicals and fuels

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7485-7500
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00235K, Tutorial ReviewChunping Xu, Rick Arneil D. Arancon, Jalel Labidi, Rafael Luque
Research on lignin deconstruction has recently become the center of interest for scientists and companies worldwide, racing towards harvesting fossil-fuel like aromatic compounds which are so durably put together by plants as products of millions of years of evolution.
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Small molecule-based ratiometric fluorescence probes for cations, anions, and biomolecules

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00280F, HighlightMin Hee Lee, Jong Seung Kim, Jonathan L. Sessler
Quantitative determination of specific analytes is essential for a variety of applications ranging from life sciences to environmental monitoring.
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Strategies for improving the performance and stability of Ni-based catalysts for reforming reactions

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7245-7256
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00223G, Tutorial ReviewShuirong Li, Jinlong Gong
This review describes recent progress in the design and synthesis of nickel catalysts with anti-coke and -sintering properties for reforming processes.
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The polar side of polyphenylene dendrimers

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00245H, Review ArticleBrenton A. G. Hammer, Ralf Moritz, Rene Stangenberg, Martin Baumgarten, Klaus Mullen
The site-specific functionalization of poly(phenylene) dendrimers can produce macromolecules with a range of different polarities.
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Basic concepts of quantum interference and electron transport in single-molecule electronics

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00203B, Tutorial ReviewC. J. Lambert
This tutorial outlines the basic theoretical concepts and tools which underpin the fundamentals of phase-coherent electron transport through single molecules.
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Chemical vapour deposition of group-VIB metal dichalcogenide monolayers: engineered substrates from amorphous to single crystalline

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00258J, Tutorial ReviewQingqing Ji, Yu Zhang, Yanfeng Zhang, Zhongfan Liu
This review focuses on the CVD growth of monolayer MX2 with engineered morphologies on diverse substrates.
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Current advances in fused tetrathiafulvalene donor-acceptor systems

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00255E, Tutorial ReviewJesse J. Bergkamp, Silvio Decurtins, Shi-Xia Liu
Development and applications of tetrathiafulvalene-fused electron donor-acceptor systems will be covered within this tutorial review.
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A general overview of the organocatalytic intramolecular aza-Michael reaction

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7430-7453
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00156G, Review ArticleMaria Sanchez-Rosello, Jose Luis Acena, Antonio Simon-Fuentes, Carlos del Pozo
The organocatalytic intramolecular aza-Michael reaction: a useful strategy to generate enantiomerically enriched nitrogen-containing heterocycles.
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Taming molecular collisions using electric and magnetic fields

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7279-7294
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00150H, Tutorial ReviewMark Brouard, David H. Parker, Sebastiaan Y. T. van de Meerakker
In molecular collision experiments, studying the collision process in high detail requires controlling molecular degrees of freedom before the collision.
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Quantitative biomolecular imaging by dynamic nanomechanical mapping

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7412-7429
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00176A, Review ArticleShuai Zhang, Husnu Aslan, Flemming Besenbacher, Mingdong Dong
This work summarises AFM-based dynamic nanomechanical mapping techniques for biomolecular imaging and its applications in bio-research.
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Single-molecule electronics: from chemical design to functional devices

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7378-7411
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00143E, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Lanlan Sun, Yuri A. Diaz-Fernandez, Tina A. Gschneidtner, Fredrik Westerlund, Samuel Lara-Avila, Kasper Moth-Poulsen
The use of single molecules in electronics represents the next limit of miniaturisation of electronic devices, which would enable to continue the trend of aggressive downscaling of silicon-based electronic devices.
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Nanoparticle counting: towards accurate determination of the molar concentration

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7267-7278
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00128A, Tutorial ReviewJing Shang, Xiaohu Gao
Determining molar/number concentration of nanoparticles.
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Models and mechanisms of Hofmeister effects in electrolyte solutions, and colloid and protein systems revisited

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7358-7377
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00144C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Andrea Salis, Barry W. Ninham
A critical overview of current models and mechanisms of Hofmeister effects in electrolyte solutions, and colloid and protein systems is presented.
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Graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures: an emerging material system

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7295-7325
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00181H, Review ArticleHuai-Ping Cong, Jia-Fu Chen, Shu-Hong Yu
In this critical review, the latest advances on emerging material systems, i.e., graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures including 1D fibers/ribbons, 2D films/papers, 3D network-structured monoliths and their composite counterparts with either polymers or nano-objects are overviewed. The potential applications of these graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures are also discussed.
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Self-assembling small molecules for the detection of important analytes

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7257-7266
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00161C, Tutorial ReviewChunhua Ren, Jianwu Zhang, Minsheng Chen, Zhimou Yang
Self-assembling small molecules including those capable of forming hydrogels have been used to detect important analytes.
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First principle chemical kinetics in zeolites: the methanol-to-olefin process as a case study

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7326-7357
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00146J, Review ArticleVeronique Van Speybroeck, Kristof De Wispelaere, Jeroen Van der Mynsbrugge, Matthias Vandichel, Karen Hemelsoet, Michel Waroquier
First principle methods to determine chemical kinetics for reactions in zeolites are reviewed and illustrated for the methanol-to-olefin process.
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Review of old chemistry and new catalytic advances in the on-purpose synthesis of butadiene

Chem. Soc. Rev. - 22 October, 2014 - 08:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7917-7953
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00105B, Review ArticleEkaterina V. Makshina, Michiel Dusselier, Wout Janssens, Jan Degreve, Pierre A. Jacobs, Bert F. Sels
This review covers old and recent catalytic achievements in the field of on-purpose synthesis of butadiene from a biomass-related feedstock, covering discussions on the various feedstock possibilities, thermodynamics, reaction conditions, reaction paths and catalyst development.
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