Royal Society of Chemistry

High catalytic performance of gold nanoparticle-gelatin mesoporous composite thin films

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21117-21124
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34627C, PaperLi Shi, Qing Yu, Yiyin Mao, Hubiao Huang, Hongwen Huang, Zhizhen Ye, Xinsheng Peng
Gold nanoparticle-gelatin mesoporous composite thin films prepared by in situ reduction at room temperature demonstrate superior catalytic properties.
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Highly efficient nanoporous graphitic carbon with tunable textural properties for dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20866-20869
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33498D, CommunicationPavuluri Srinivasu, Ashraful Islam, Surya P. Singh, Liyuan Han, M. Lakshmi Kantam, Suresh K. Bhargava
Nanoporous graphitic carbon (NGC) is synthesized by direct carbonization of iron phthalocyanine (Fe-PC) and 3D mesoporous silica (KIT-6) mixture for the first time, which exhibit tunable surface area and pore volume, as well as superior energy conversion efficiency for dye-sensitized solar cells than activated carbon (AC) and large porous carbon (LPC).
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Tuning glycolide as an SEI-forming additive for thermally robust Li-ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21003-21008
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34191C, PaperJongho Jeon, Soojin Yoon, Taeyoon Park, Jeong-Ju Cho, Sunwoo Kang, Young-Kyu Han, Hochun Lee
Glycolide is tuned at the molecular level to outperform vinylene carbonate, the current most popular SEI-forming additive for lithium-ion batteries.
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A facile route to synthesise silica shell free silicide nanowires

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20958-20961
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34505F, PaperShaozhou Li, Hui Cai, Chee Lip Gan, Jun Guo, Ja Ma
Single-crystalline rare earth disilicide nanowires were synthesized and their electrical properties were characterized.
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Novel silicon-nickel cone arrays for high performance LIB anodes

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20870-20873
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34337A, CommunicationYu Fan, Kai Huang, Qing Zhang, Qizhen Xiao, Xinghui Wang, Xiaodong Chen
Si-Ni cone arrays with cone shaped Si shells are fabricated and show good electrochemical performance as LIB anodes.
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Atomic nitrogen chemisorption on graphene with extended line defects

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21167-21172
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35345H, PaperYu Li, Ji-Chang Ren, Rui-Qin Zhang, Zijing Lin, Michel A. Van Hove
Adsorption of N atoms onto a graphene substrate with extended line defects can substantially affect their electronic and magnetic properties, depending in particular on specific adsorption sites and density.
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Large-scale solution synthesis of [small alpha]-AlF3[middle dot]3H2O nanorods under low supersaturation conditions and their conversion to porous [small beta]-AlF3 nanorods

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20991-20997
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33782G, PaperMarc Estruga, Fei Meng, Linsen Li, Lianyi Chen, Xiaochun Li, Song Jin
We report for the first time the multi-gram scale solution growth of [small alpha]-aluminium fluoride trihydrate ([small alpha]-AlF3[middle dot]3H2O) nanorods (NRs) under low supersaturation conditions, and their conversion to porous [small beta]-AlF3 NRs.
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Oxygen-enriched carbon material for catalyzing oxygen reduction towards hybrid electrolyte Li-air battery

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21051-21056
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34119K, PaperShan Wang, Shanmu Dong, Jun Wang, Lixue Zhang, Pengxian Han, Chuanjian Zhang, Xiaogang Wang, Kejun Zhang, Zhenggang Lan, Guanglei Cui
Oxygen-containing groups on graphene oxide facilitate the electrocatalysis of O2.
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Synthesis and characterization of poly(para-phenylene disulfonic acid), its copolymers and their n-alkylbenzene grafts as proton exchange membranes: high conductivity at low relative humidity

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20907-20917
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33066K, PaperKun Si, Daxuan Dong, Ryszard Wycisk, Morton Litt
Water insoluble poly(para-phenylene disulfonic acid) and its copolymers were synthesized by direct polymerization of 1,4-dibromobenzene-2,5-disulfonic acid and 4,4[prime or minute]-dibromobiphenyl-3,3[prime or minute]-disulfonic acid lithium salts using Ullmann coupling and subsequent grafting of long-tail alkylbenzene groups onto the polymer backbones.
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Investigation of Hg sorption and diffusion behavior on ultra-thin films of gold using QCM response analysis and SIMS depth profiling

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20929-20935
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34053D, PaperYlias M. Sabri, Samuel J. Ippolito, Mohammad Al Kobaisi, Matthew J. Griffin, David R. Nelson, Suresh K. Bhargava
We demonstrate that the contribution of Hg adsorption and absorption in a sensor response profile can be distinguished by studying the dynamic response curve of a quartz crystal microbalance based Hg vapour sensor.
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Thorny CdSe nanotubes via an aqueous anion exchange reaction process and their photoelectrochemical applications

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20889-20895
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32751A, PaperJeong Won Kim, Hee-Sang Shim, SungWook Ko, Unyoung Jeong, Chang-Lyoul Lee, Won Bae Kim
The thorny CdSe nanotubes were synthesized via a simple anion exchange process by using a sacrificial Cd(OH)2 template.
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Alignment of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polymer chains in photovoltaic cells by ultraviolet irradiation

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34556K, PaperFu-Ching Tang, Jay Chang, Fu-Chiao Wu, Horng-Long Cheng, Steve Lien-Chung Hsu, Jen-Sue Chen, Wei-Yang Chou
A gradient PEDOT:PSS HOMO band induced by UV irradiation plays an important role in determining the macro-electrical performance of organic photovoltaic cells.
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A photocleavable linker for the chemoselective functionalization of biomaterials

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35173K, PaperLiz O'Donovan, Paul A. De Bank
A caged carbonyl linker enabling chemoselective decoration of biomaterials with cell-adhesive species is reported.
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Additives stabilize calcium sulfate hemihydrate (bassanite) in solution

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34087A, PaperYun-Wei Wang, Fiona C. Meldrum
Soluble additives can be used to generate amorphous calcium sulfate (ACS) and calcium hemihydrate with high levels of stability, from solution at room temperature, and therefore provide an effective means for synthesising these metastable phases.
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Varying surface hydrophobicities of coatings made of recombinant spider silk proteins

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35075K, PaperStefanie Wohlrab, Kristina Spie[German sz ligature}, Thomas Scheibel
The engineered spider silk protein eADF4(C16) can be used for coating of surfaces. Template, starting solvent as well as post-cast treatment show severe impact on the silk structure and surface hydrophilicities.
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Hybrid multilayer thin film supercapacitor of graphene nanosheets with polyaniline: importance of establishing intimate electronic contact through nanoscale blending

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21092-21099
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33111J, PaperTaemin Lee, Taeyeong Yun, Byeongho Park, Bhawana Sharma, Hyun-Kon Song, Byeong-Su Kim
A hybrid electrode consisting of an electric double-layer capacitor of graphene nanosheets and a pseudocapacitor of the conducting polymer polyaniline exhibits a synergistic effect with excellent electrochemical performance for flexible thin film supercapacitors.
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Hierarchical wrinkling on elastomeric Janus spheres

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35018A, PaperAna C. Trindade, Joao P. Canejo, Pedro Patricio, Pedro Brogueira, Paulo I. Teixeira, Maria Helena Godinho
Hierarchical wrinkling on asymmetric elastomeric spheres is imprinted after UV exposure, swelling and drying in a good solvent.
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Synthesis of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles in a novel microemulsion

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21125-21130
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34669A, PaperChengle J. Wang, Dermot O'Hare
Oleylamine performs multiple functions in the synthesis of LDHs nanosheets.
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A water-dielectric capacitor using hydrated graphene oxide film

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21085-21091
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34476A, PaperDa-Wei Wang, Aijun Du, Elena Taran, Gao Qing (Max) Lu, Ian R. Gentle
A hydrated graphene oxide film was used as a dielectric spacer to construct a prototype water-dielectric capacitor. The capacitance per unit area of the GO film is in the range of 100-800 [small mu ]F cm-2, which is 5-40 times that of the double layer capacitance per surface area of activated carbon.
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Nanoconic TiO2 hollow spheres: novel buffers architectured for high-capacity anode materials

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34332K, PaperJianfei Lei, Weishan Li, Xiaoping Li, Elton J. Cairns
The unique hierarchical structure of SnO2-TiO2-NC hollow spheres leads to the enhanced lithium storage capacity and stable cycle life.
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