Royal Society of Chemistry

Host-guest interaction dictated selective adsorption and fluorescence quenching of a luminescent lightweight metal-organic framework toward liquid explosives

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15237-15244
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01883D, PaperDan Liu, Xiaojuan Liu, Yongxin Liu, Yang Yu, Fanglin Chen, Cheng Wang
A Mg-based luminescent MIL-53 metal-organic framework was constructed and selective adsorption and fluorescence quenching towards liquid explosives were investigated.
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Two new zinc(II) coordination complexes with helix characteristics showing both interpenetration and self-catenation features: a platform for the synthesis of chiral and catenated structures assembled by length-modulated dicarboxylates

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15151-15158
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01431F, PaperYue Wang, Yan Qi, Vladislav A. Blatov, Jimin Zheng, Qun Li, Chao Zhang
Two new zinc coordination complexes are obtained using achiral mixed ligands and characterized using elemental analysis, IR and X-ray crystallography.
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Silver nanoparticles supported on passivated silica: preparation and catalytic performance in alkyne semi-hydrogenation

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15138-15142
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01320D, PaperEmma Oakton, Gianvito Vile, Daniel S. Levine, Eva Zocher, David Baudouin, Javier Perez-Ramirez, Christophe Coperet
When X = SiMe3, small (2.1 +/- 0.5 nm) densely packed silica-supported Ag particles can be prepared, which show an improved catalytic activity (per gram) whilst maintaining high alkene selectivity.
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Long afterglow Sr4Al14O25:Eu,Dy phosphors as both scattering and down converting layer for CdS quantum dot-sensitized solar cells

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,14936-14941
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01276C, CommunicationHengchao Sun, Likun Pan, Guang Zhu, Xianqing Piao, Li Zhang, Zhuo Sun
Long afterglow Sr4Al14O25:Eu,Dy phosphors were used on top of a transparent TiO2 layer for CdS QDSSCs with enhanced photovoltaic performance.
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Ultraslow recombination in AOT-capped TiO2 nanoparticles sensitized by protoporphyrin IX

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15065-15074
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01926A, PaperSudipta Biswas, Swati De, Arunkumar Kathiravan
Electron transfer from an excited PPIX dye to the conduction band of surfactant capped TiO2.
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Synthesis of novel palladium(II) complexes with oxalic acid diamide derivatives and their interaction with nucleosides and proteins. Structural, solution, and computational study

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15126-15137
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53384K, PaperEmina M. Mrkalic, Ratomir M. Jelic, Olivera R. Klisuric, Zoran D. Matovic
Novel Pd complexes with oxalic acid diamide derivatives are prepared. The relative stabilities of the ternary complexes are determined and docking of Pd(II)(L) toward different chaperons suggests their use as potent protein inhibitors.
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A functionalized, ethynyl-decorated, tetracobalt(III) cubane molecular catalyst for photoinduced water oxidation

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,14926-14930
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01785D, CommunicationGiuseppina La Ganga, Viviana Mollica Nardo, Massimiliano Cordaro, Mirco Natali, Stefania Vitale, Antonino Licciardello, Francesco Nastasi, Sebastiano Campagna
A new tetracobalt(III)-oxo cubane 1 was prepared. The ethynyl groups do not affect the photocatalytic properties of 1, which, in contrast, appear to be improved.
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Lattice defects and thermoelectric properties: the case of p-type CuInTe2 chalcopyrite on introduction of zinc

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15228-15236
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01909A, PaperJiangfeng Yang, Shaoping Chen, Zhengliang Du, Xianglian Liu, Jiaolin Cui
Multiple defects identified in Zn-substituted CuInTe2 are responsible for a reduced difference between d(In-Te)4b and d(Cu-Te)4a and an improvement in the thermoelectric performance.
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Proton conductivity of hexagonal and cubic BaTi1-xScxO3-[small delta] (0.1 [less-than-or-equal] x [less-than-or-equal] 0.8)

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15055-15064
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01280A, PaperSeikh M. H. Rahman, Stefan T. Norberg, Christopher S. Knee, Jordi J. Biendicho, Stephen Hull, Sten G. Eriksson
Scandium substituted BaTiO3 reveals hexagonal and cubic structures, and the proton conductivity is several orders higher in the cubic materials.
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Mechanistic insights into electrocatalytic CO2 reduction within [RuII(tpy)(NN)X]n+ architectures

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15028-15037
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01591F, PaperTravis A. White, Somnath Maji, Sascha Ott
Modifying the electron density within a RuII-polypyridyl molecular architecture via electron-donating/withdrawing character of the bidentate ligand set has provided insight into the electronic requirements for catalytic CO2 reduction.
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A novel perovskite based catalyst with high selectivity and activity for partial oxidation of methane for fuel cell applications

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15022-15027
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01288G, PaperJ. Staniforth, S. E. Evans, O. J. Good, R. J. Darton, R. M. Ormerod
The introduction of nickel into a strontium zirconate perovskite converts the reforming characteristics from one of limited activity and total oxidation to one of high activity and selectivity for partial oxidation.
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Assembly, characterization, and electrochemical properties of immobilized metal bipyridyl complexes on silicon(111) surfaces

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15004-15012
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01149J, PaperJudith R. C. Lattimer, James D. Blakemore, Wesley Sattler, Sheraz Gul, Ruchira Chatterjee, Vittal K. Yachandra, Junko Yano, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Nathan S. Lewis, Harry B. Gray
Mixed methyl/bipyridyl-functionalized silicon surfaces have been prepared, and subsequently modified to form metal complexes on the surface.
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The origin of the n-type behavior in rare earth borocarbide Y1-xB28.5C4

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15048-15054
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01303D, PaperTakao Mori, Toshiyuki Nishimura, Walter Schnelle, Ulrich Burkhardt, Yuri Grin
It was revealed that boron carbide inclusions were the origin of the p-type behavior in the Seebeck coefficient [small alpha] previously observed for Y1-xB28.5C4 in contrast to Y1-xB15.5CN and Y1-xB22C2N, the long awaited n-type counterparts to boron carbide. Calculations show a pseudo gap-like structure in density of states and importance of the borocarbonitride network.
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Cobalt orthosilicate as a new electrode material for secondary lithium-ion batteries

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15013-15021
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01325E, PaperFranziska Mueller, Dominic Bresser, Nathalie Minderjahn, Julian Kalhoff, Sebastian Menne, Steffen Krueger, Martin Winter, Stefano Passerini
Co2SiO4 is investigated for the first time as lithium-ion active material and a lithium storage mechanism is proposed including the reversible formation of Li4SiO4.
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Novel 4[prime or minute]-functionalized 4,4[prime or minute][prime or minute]-dicarboxyterpyridine ligands for ruthenium complexes: near-IR sensitization in dye sensitized solar cells

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,14992-15003
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01598C, PaperGanesh Koyyada, Vinayak Botla, Suresh Thogiti, Guohua Wu, Jingzhe Li, Xiaqin Fang, Fantai Kong, Songyuan Dai, Niveditha Surukonti, Bhanuprakash Kotamarthi, Chandrasekharam Malapaka
Five novel ruthenium sensitizers, MC113-MC117 were synthesized and applied for dye sensitized solar cells.
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A first-principles investigation of oxygen reduction reaction catalysis capabilities of As decorated defect graphene

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,15038-15047
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01258E, PaperDipayan Sen, Ranjit Thapa, Kalyan Kumar Chattopadhyay
Arsenic adsorbed double vacancy defect graphene systems are found to demonstrate excellent electrocatalytic properties for oxygen reduction reaction via high affinity towards four electron process.
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Well-controlled metal co-catalysts synthesised by chemical vapour impregnation for photocatalytic hydrogen production and water purification

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,14976-14982
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01309C, PaperRen Su, Michael M. Forde, Qian He, Yanbin Shen, Xueqin Wang, Nikolaos Dimitratos, Stefan Wendt, Yudong Huang, Bo B. Iversen, Christopher J. Kiely, Flemming Besenbacher, Graham J. Hutchings
Engineered fine metal nanoparticles prepared by chemical vapour impregnation method improve the photocatalytic performance of titanium dioxide.
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Sb- and Bi-doped Mg2Si: location of the dopants, micro- and nanostructures, electronic structures and thermoelectric properties

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,14983-14991
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01177E, PaperNader Farahi, Mathew VanZant, Jianbao Zhao, John S. Tse, Sagar Prabhudev, Gianluigi A. Botton, James R. Salvador, Ferenc Borondics, Zhenxian Liu, Holger Kleinke
Doping Mg2Si with Bi leads to a partial replacement of the Si atoms with Bi and an accumulation of Bi between the grain boundaries, both causing enhanced zT values.
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Porous nitrogen-doped carbon microspheres as anode materials for lithium ion batteries

Dalton Transactions - 30 September, 2014 - 14:54

Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,14931-14935
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01223B, CommunicationTaiqiang Chen, Likun Pan, T. A. J. Loh, D. H. C. Chua, Yefeng Yao, Qun Chen, Dongsheng Li, Wei Qin, Zhuo Sun
Porous nitrogen-doped carbon microspheres, synthesized via a microwave-assisted method and thermal treatment, exhibit excellent electrochemical performance for lithium ion batteries.
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Annealing effects on the properties of BFe2As2 (B = Ca, Sr, Ba) superconducting parents

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Dalton Trans., 2014, 43,14971-14975
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01068J, PaperBayrammurad Saparov, Athena S. Sefat
Thermal annealing results in [similar]6 K shifts in the structural and magnetic transition temperatures of BaFe2As2 and SrFe2As2.
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