Royal Society of Chemistry

General synthesis of xLi2MnO3[middle dot](1 - x)LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 nanomaterials by a molten-salt method: towards a high capacity and high power cathode for rechargeable lithium batteries

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25380-25387
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35026B, PaperJinlong Liu, Long Chen, Mengyan Hou, Fei Wang, Renchao Che, Yongyao Xia
High capacity and high power xLi2MnO3[middle dot](1 - x)LiMn1/3Ni1/3Co1/3O2 nanomaterials were developed with substantially improved electrochemical properties via a facile molten-salt strategy.
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Porosity control and surface sensitivity of titania/silica mesoporous multilayer coatings: applications to optical Bragg resonance tuning and molecular sensing

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25302-25310
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35107B, PaperM. N. Ghazzal, O. Deparis, A. Errachid, H. Kebaili, P. Simonis, P. Eloy, J. P. Vigneron, J. De Coninck, E. M. Gaigneaux
Mesoporous dielectric multilayer films exhibit an optical response (Bragg resonance) that is highly sensitive to the chemical environment.
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Reflective micro-concentrator arrays from holographic photopolymerization: design, fabrication and characterization

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25161-25166
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34812H, PaperHuina Xu, Ke Liu, Haifeng Hu, Michael R. Detty, Qiaoqiang Gan, Alexander N. Cartwright
We report a reflective micro-concentrator array developed using low-cost holographic photo-patterning based on polymeric Bragg reflection materials, which can selectively reflect and concentrate resonant wavelength at their focal points.
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Facile preparation of metal telluride nanocrystals using di-n-octylphosphine oxide (DOPO) as an air-stable and less toxic alternative to the common tri-alkylphosphines

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25050-25056
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35598A, PaperHuaibin Shen, Xin-Dong Jiang, Sujuan Wang, Yantao Fu, Changhua Zhou, Lin Song Li
In this paper, we have developed a "green" method for the synthesis of metal telluride nanocrystals.
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Enhanced photostability of chlorophyll-a using gold nanoparticles as an efficient photoprotector

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25316-25324
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33681B, PaperSaid Barazzouk, Laurent Bekale, Surat Hotchandani
Improving the photostability of chlorophylls is one of the main challenges to facilitate their industrial and biotechnological use.
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The preparation and characterization of double-layer microcapsules used for the self-healing of resin matrix composites

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25437-25446
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34195F, PaperRu Tian, Xiaoli Fu, Yudong Zheng, Xin Liang, Qiaoli Wang, Ying Ling, Baoshun Hou
Double-layer microcapsules containing the healing agent Ag-80 and the curing agent DDS are prepared to improve the healing performance in a resin matrix.
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Reduced graphene Oxide-MnO2 hollow sphere hybrid nanostructures as high-performance electrochemical capacitors

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25207-25216
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35054H, PaperHao Chen, Shuxue Zhou, Min Chen, Limin Wu
Reduced graphene oxide-MnO2 hollow sphere hybrid electrode materials can be fabricated using a solution-based ultrasonic co-assembly method.
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High throughput modification of chemically reduced graphene oxides by a conjugated block copolymer in non-polar medium

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25183-25189
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35539F, PaperDhinesh Babu Velusamy, Sun Kak Hwang, Richard Hahnkee Kim, Giyoung Song, Sung Hwan Cho, Insung Bae, Cheolmin Park
A highly efficient route to disperse rGOs in non-polar liquid and solid media was developed by non-covalent, nondestructive modification of rGOs with a conjugated block copolymer, poly(styrene-block-paraphenylene) (PS-b-PPP).
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High electron mobility in a columnar phase of liquid-crystalline perylene tetracarboxylic bisimide bearing oligosiloxane chains

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25190-25197
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35579E, PaperMasahiro Funahashi, Akinari Sonoda
Electron mobility exceeds 0.1 cm2 V-1 s-1 in an ordered columnar phase of perylene tetracarboxylic bisimide bearing disiloxane chains at room temperature.
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A facile preparation of targetable pH-sensitive polymeric nanocarriers with encapsulated magnetic nanoparticles for controlled drug release

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25354-25361
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34817A, PaperShun Yang, Dongyun Chen, Najun Li, Xiao Mei, Xiuxiu Qi, Hua Li, Qingfeng Xu, Jianmei Lu
Novel multifunctional nanocomposites with high capacity and controlled drug release for anti-cancer drug delivery and MRI were prepared via a simple self-assembly process. The amphiphilic polymer was introduced to encapsulate magnetic SPIONPs and drug-loaded HMS in one nanosystem.
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Hybridization of graphene sheets and carbon-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles as a synergistic adsorbent of organic dyes

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25108-25115
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35609K, PaperWei Fan, Wei Gao, Chao Zhang, Weng Weei Tjiu, Jisheng Pan, Tianxi Liu
Novel magnetic graphene-Fe3O4@carbon (GFC) hybrids with hierarchical nanostructures exhibited extraordinary organic dye removal capacities and fast adsorption rates from water.
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A new one-pot method for the synthesis of Cu nanoparticles for low temperature bonding

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25198-25206
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34954J, PaperToshitaka Ishizaki, Ryota Watanabe
A new one-pot method for the synthesis of Cu nanoparticles from an insoluble Cu salt was developed. The shear strength of Cu plates bonded by Cu nanoparticles was 30 MPa at 300 [degree]C.
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A novel stable and efficient light-emitting solid based on saponite and luminescent POSS

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25254-25261
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34230H, PaperFrancesco Olivero, Fabio Carniato, Chiara Bisio, Leonardo Marchese
A novel hybrid organic/inorganic clay prepared by intercalation of a luminescent polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) in a nanosized synthetic saponite clay was synthesized and characterized by a multidisciplinary approach including XRD, HRTEM, TGA and UV-Vis and photoluminescence spectroscopies.
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Microstructured electrodeposited polypyrrole-phthalocyanine hybrid material, from morphology to ammonia sensing

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25246-25253
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35356C, PaperThibaut Sizun, Tilia Patois, Marcel Bouvet, Boris Lakard
Pyrrole electropolymerization in the presence of a sulfonated dye as a counter anion, led to a microstructured hybrid material, as shown by optical topomicroscopy, as well as SEM and AFM. The response of polymer-dye hybrid film sensors to ammonia revealed to be highly stable in a large range of relative humidity.
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Fabrication and performance of Pr-doped CeO2 nanorods-impregnated Sr-doped LaMnO3-Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 composite cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25042-25049
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35131E, PaperYaoyu Ren, Jingtao Ma, Desheng Ai, Qingfeng Zan, Xuping Lin, Changsheng Deng
Mixed ionic and electronic conducted network formed by praseodymium doped ceria nanorods were introduced into the porous LSM/YSZ composite cathode of solid oxide fuel cell, resulting in greatly enhanced performance.
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A clustered sulfonated poly(ether sulfone) based on a new fluorene-based bisphenol monomer

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25093-25101
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34414A, PaperChenyi Wang, Dong Won Shin, So Young Lee, Na Rae Kang, Gilles P. Robertson, Young Moo Lee, Michael D. Guiver
A new fluorene-based bisphenol monomer with pendant phenyl substituents was prepared by a facile synthetic route, from which clustered sulfonated poly(ether sulfone)s with excellent overall membrane properties were achieved for fuel cell tests.
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Dual-tuned drug release by nanofibrous scaffolds of chitosan and mesoporous silica microspheres

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25027-25035
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35569H, PaperAdham Ahmed, Jonathan Hearn, Walid Abdelmagid, Haifei Zhang
An initial burst release followed by a near-linear release was achieved by the use of macroporous chitosan incorporated with amine-functionalized mesoporous silica microspheres.
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Nano-drilled multiwalled carbon nanotubes: characterizations and application for LIB anode materials

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25167-25173
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34684B, PaperHaryo S. Oktaviano, Koichi Yamada, Keiko Waki
Holes drilled on the sidewalls of MWCNTs increase the access into MWCNTs and enhance the Li storage capacity.
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Low-cost materials for boron adsorption from water

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25362-25372
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32819D, PaperCristina Sanfeliu, Ramon Martinez-Manez, Felix Sancenon, Juan Soto, Victoria Puchol, Pedro Amoros, M. Dolores Marcos
Five different hybrid materials have been prepared by anchoring a glucose derivative onto silica matrices with different surface topologies (UVM-7 bimodal mesoporous silica, UVM-11 unimodal non-templated mesoporous silica, commercial silica fume and two silica xerogels) and their ability to extract boron from aqueous solutions tested.
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Chirality transfer from atropisomeric chiral inducers to nematic and smectic liquid crystals - synthesis and characterization of di- and tetra-substituted axially chiral binaphthyl derivatives

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25011-25018
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35282F, PaperMunju Goh, Jinwoo Park, Yehdong Han, Sangbum Ahn, Kazuo Akagi
POM images of N* and SC* phases induced by adding atropisomeric chiral binaphthyl derivatives into N- and SC-LCs, respectively.
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