Royal Society of Chemistry

The locally polar smectic A phase in V-shaped molecules

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24930-24935
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35530B, PaperE-Joon Choi, Eun-Chol Kim, Sang-Byung Park, Wang-Cheol Zin, You-Jin Lee, Jae-Hoon Kim
The first clear experimental evidence that V-shaped molecules with an acute-subtended angled central core (Ar), in cooperation with a lateral halogen substituent (X), can form the locally polar smectic A phase (SmAPR) is described.
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Investigation of the stability of magnetite nanoparticles functionalized with catechol based ligands in biological media

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24909-24917
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34902G, PaperSteven L. Saville, Roland C. Stone, Bin Qi, O. Thompson Mefford
A novel tri-nitroDOPA terminated polymer based ligand has been developed for the stabilization of magnetite nanoparticles.
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Novel triethylsilylethynyl anthracene-based organic semiconductors for high performance field effect transistors

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24924-24929
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34160C, PaperHui-Jun Yun, Dae Sung Chung, Il Kang, Jong Won Park, Yun-Hi Kim, Soon-Ki Kwon
A series of triethylsilylethynyl anthracenes, end-capped with bithiophene and thienothiophene, are synthesized and used as semiconductors for high mobility transistors.
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Lithium diffusion in Li1-xFePO4: the effect of cationic disorder

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24870-24876
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35585J, PaperCristina Tealdi, Clelia Spreafico, Piercarlo Mustarelli
Li ion diffusion along the [0 1 0] direction in delithiated Li0.75FePO4 from molecular dynamic simulations.
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A new strategy to prepare polymer composites with versatile shape memory properties

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24776-24782
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35619H, PaperQinglong Zhang, Shijie Song, Jiachun Feng, Peiyi Wu
The confined co-crystallization characteristics of small molecules can be utilized to construct a tunable switch for multi-shape memory polymers.
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Concentration-controlled emission in LaF3:Yb3+/Tm3+ nanocrystals: switching from UV to NIR regions

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24698-24704
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35403A, PaperXue Bai, Dan Li, Qiong Liu, Biao Dong, Sai Xu, Hongwei Song
By optimizing the concentration of Tm3+ and Yb3+ ions, LaF3:Yb3+/Tm3+ nanocrystals exhibit tunable luminescence from UV to NIR.
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Towards materials with enhanced electro-mechanical response: CaCu3Ti4O12-polydimethylsiloxane composites

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24705-24712
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34674E, PaperLaura J. Romasanta, Pilar Leret, Leandro Casaban, Marianella Hernandez, Miguel A. de la Rubia, Jose F. Fernandez, Jose M. Kenny, Miguel A. Lopez-Manchado, Raquel Verdejo
A novel calcium copper titanate CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO)-polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite was developed with enhanced dielectric permittivity, low dielectric loss and preserved mechanical properties, making it suitable for dielectric elastomer actuators.
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Orthogonal biofunctionalization of magnetic nanoparticles via "clickable" poly(ethylene glycol) silanes: a "universal ligand" strategy to design stealth and target-specific nanocarriers

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24652-24667
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34571D, PaperManasmita Das, Debarati Bandyopadhyay, Raman Preet Singh, Harshad Harde, Sunil Kumar, Sanyog Jain
The present work demonstrates a novel strategy to design stealth and target-specific magnetonanohybrids through the design of clickable PEG silanes.
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Localized atmospheric plasma sintering of inkjet printed silver nanoparticles

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24569-24576
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35586H, PaperSebastian Wunscher, Steffi Stumpf, Anke Teichler, Oliver Pabst, Jolke Perelaer, Erik Beckert, Ulrich S. Schubert
Atmospheric pressure argon plasma sintering of silver nanoparticle inks was investigated to improve the plasma sintering process in terms of sintering speed, substrate friendliness and technical complexity.
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Extraction of resveratrol from polygonum cuspidatum with magnetic orcinol-imprinted poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) composite particles and their in vitro suppression of human osteogenic sarcoma (HOS) cell line

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24644-24651
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34244H, PaperMei-Hwa Lee, James L. Thomas, Hsuan-Yun Wang, Chih-Chun Chang, Chuan-Chuan Lin, Hung-Yin Lin
A highly invasive and low-value plant, Polygonum cuspidatum (PC) is a good source of resveratrol, provided an efficient method of extraction is developed.
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Hydrothermal synthesis of ultrasmall CuCrO2 nanocrystal alternatives to NiO nanoparticles in efficient p-type dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24760-24768
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35101C, PaperDehua Xiong, Zhen Xu, Xianwei Zeng, Wenjun Zhang, Wei Chen, Xiaobao Xu, Mingkui Wang, Yi-Bing Cheng
A photocathode based on ultrasmall CuCrO2 nanocrystals was demonstrated with several advantages over NiO in efficient p-type dye-sensitized solar cells.
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Composite membranes based on sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) and SDBS-adsorbed graphene oxide for direct methanol fuel cells

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24862-24869
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35571J, PaperZhongqing Jiang, Xinsheng Zhao, Yongzhu Fu, Arumugam Manthiram
The SDBS-GO incorporated SPEEK membrane exhibits higher performance as a PEM than plain SPEEK and Nafion[registered sign] 112 membranes in DMFCs.
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Novel efficient catalysts based on imine-linked mesoporous polymers for hydrogenation and cyclopropanation reactions

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24637-24643
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34927B, PaperEster Verde-Sesto, Eva M. Maya, Angel E. Lozano, Jose G. de la Campa, Felix Sanchez, Marta Iglesias
Two imine-linked polymer organic frameworks (POFs) with different geometries (C3v-POF and Th-POF) and mesoporous properties were prepared and proved to be catalyst supports.
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Fabrication of pH-sensitive graphene oxide-drug supramolecular hydrogels as controlled release systems

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24856-24861
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34461K, PaperCheng-an Tao, Jianfang Wang, Shiqiao Qin, Yanan Lv, Yin Long, Hui Zhu, Zhenhua Jiang
A novel pH-sensitive graphene oxide-based supramolecular hydrogel with drug molecules as crosslinking agents was prepared for controlled drug release.
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Planar SERS nanostructures with stochastic silver ring morphology for biosensor chips

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24530-24544
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34686A, PaperAnna A. Semenova, Eugene A. Goodilin, Nadezda A. Brazhe, Vladimir K. Ivanov, Alexander E. Baranchikov, Vasiliy A. Lebedev, Anastasia E. Goldt, Olga V. Sosnovtseva, Sergey V. Savilov, Alexander V. Egorov, Alexey R. Brazhe, Evgeniya Y. Parshina, Oxana G. Luneva, Georgy V. Maksimov, Yury D. Tretyakov
Highly hierarchic nanostructured silver coatings allowed SERS investigation of living erythrocytes.
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Bubble-promoted assembly of hierarchical, porous Ag2S nanoparticle membranes

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24721-24726
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35048C, PaperPeixu Li, Zhen Li, Luhui Zhang, Enzheng Shi, Yuanyuan Shang, Anyuan Cao, Hongbian Li, Yi Jia, Jinquan Wei, Kunlin Wang, Hongwei Zhu, Dehai Wu
Porous, single-layer to hierarchical Ag2S nanoparticle membranes were self-assembled at the liquid interface by releasing air bubbles.
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Few-layer MoS2 nanosheets coated onto multi-walled carbon nanotubes as a low-cost and highly electrocatalytic counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24753-24759
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35447K, PaperSheng-Yen Tai, Chia-Jui Liu, Shu-Wei Chou, Forest Shih-Sen Chien, Jeng-Yu Lin, Tsung-Wu Lin
The nanocomposite of MWCNT@MoS2 was proposed for the first time as a counter electrode catalyst in dye-sensitized solar cells.
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Two dimensional directed [small pi]-[small pi] interactions in a linear shaped bi-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivative to achieve organic single crystal with highly polarized fluorescence and amplified spontaneous emissions

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24605-24609
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35002E, PaperSongnan Qu, Qipeng Lu, Shaohang Wu, Lijun Wang, Xingyuan Liu
BOXD-4 molecules uniaxially J-type aggregate through two dimensional directed [small pi]-[small pi] interactions to form [small pi]-conjugated single crystal with highly polarized fluorescence and amplified spontaneous emission.
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Stepped-surfaced GeSe2 nanobelts with high-gain photoconductivity

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24882-24888
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35006H, PaperBablu Mukherjee, Zhibin Hu, Minrui Zheng, Yongqing Cai, Yuan Ping Feng, Eng Soon Tok, Chorng Haur Sow
Stepped-surfaced GeSe2 nanobelts synthesized by a two-step process exhibit prominent photoconductive response to visible-infrared (405-1064 nm) irradiation with high responsivity. A systematic study of the photoconductive mechanism has been discussed.
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Covalently functionalized reduced graphene oxide by organically modified silica: a facile synthesis of electrically conducting black coatings on glass

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24690-24697
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35429B, PaperKoushik Bhowmik, Sourav Pramanik, Samar Kumar Medda, Goutam De
Fabrication of electrically conducting black films on glass derived from covalently functionalized RGO with organically modified silica has been accomplished.
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