Royal Society of Chemistry

Ultrathin TiO2-coated MWCNTs with excellent conductivity and SMSI nature as Pt catalyst support for oxygen reduction reaction in PEMFCs

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20977-20985
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34361D, PaperNibret Gebeyehu Akalework, Chun-Jern Pan, Wei-Nien Su, John Rick, Mon-Che Tsai, Jyh-Fu Lee, Jhih-Min Lin, Li-Duan Tsai, Bing-Joe Hwang
The integrated advantages of TiO2 and carbon materials as a novel support for Pt bring improved ORR activity and stability.
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Embedding graphene nanoparticles into poly(N,N[prime or minute]-dimethylacrylamine) to prepare transparent nanocomposite films with high refractive index

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21218-21224
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32871B, PaperGuoyan Zhang, Hao Zhang, Xiaoran Zhang, Shoujun Zhu, Liang Zhang, Qingnan Meng, Mingyang Wang, Yunfeng Li, Bai Yang
Transparent nanocomposite films of GNPs-PDMAA with a high refractive index are prepared via a facile in situ polymerization method.
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Low-power photon upconversion through triplet-triplet annihilation in polymers

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20817-20830
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33654E, Feature ArticleYoan C. Simon, Christoph Weder
This perspective surveys recent approaches to achieve low-power sensitized photon upconversion in polymers and provides perspectives on the further development of the field.
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Entrapment of metal nanoparticles within nanocages of mesoporous silicas aided by co-surfactants

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21045-21050
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33965J, PaperXiaobo Li, Xiao Liu, Yan Yang, Jiao Zhao, Can Li, Qihua Yang
We demonstrated an efficient approach for in situ encapsulation of metal nanoparticles into nanocages of mesoporous silicas using co-surfactants as the transportation medium.
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Fabrication and modification of dual-faced nano-mushrooms for tri-functional cell theranostics: SERS/fluorescence signaling, protein targeting, and drug delivery

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20918-20928
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32967K, PaperHsin-Yi Hsieh, Tsu-Wei Huang, Jian-Long Xiao, Chung-Shi Yang, Chien-Cheng Chang, Chin-Chou Chu, Leu-Wei Lo, Shenq-Hann Wang, Pen-Cheng Wang, Ching-Chang Chieng, Chau-Hwang Lee, Fan-Gang Tseng
Monodispersed dual-faced fluorescent nanoparticles, which can be selectively modified for multifunctions.
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Antibody-functionalized polymer-coated gold nanoparticles targeting cancer cells: an in vitro and in vivo study

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21305-21312
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33482H, PaperRiccardo Marega, Linda Karmani, Lionel Flamant, Praveen Ganesh Nageswaran, Vanessa Valembois, Bernard Masereel, Olivier Feron, Thierry Vander Borght, Stephane Lucas, Carine Michiels, Bernard Gallez, Davide Bonifazi
Gold nanoparticles ([similar]5 nm) coated with plasma-polymerized allylamine were produced through plasma vapor deposition and bioconjugated with a monoclonal antibody targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor.
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Formation of linear and hyperbranched porphyrin polymers on carbon nanotubes via a CuAAC "grafting from" approach

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20936-20942
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33714B, PaperIsmail Hijazi, Bruno Jousselme, Pascale Jegou, Arianna Filoramo, Stephane Campidelli
Carbon nanotube porphyrin polymers have been synthesised via the click chemistry "grafting from" approach.
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Semiconductor nanowires self-assembled from colloidal CdTe nanocrystal building blocks: optical properties and application perspectives

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20831-20839
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33566B, Feature ArticleYury P. Rakovich, Frank Jackel, John F. Donegan, Andrey L. Rogach
Formation mechanism and optical properties of polycrystalline CdTe nanowires self-assembled from light-emitting thiol-capped CdTe nanocrystals are the focus of this Feature Article.
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Nanoporous LiMn2O4 nanosheets with exposed {111} facets as cathodes for highly reversible lithium-ion batteries

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20952-20957
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32658B, PaperWeiwei Sun, Feng Cao, Yumin Liu, Xingzhong Zhao, Xiaogang Liu, Jikang Yuan
In this work, we have demonstrated a facile approach to synthesize porous single-crystalline LiMn2O4 nanosheets with exposed {111} facets via an in situ lithiation of ultrathin MnO2 nanosheets, and these materials demonstrate a significant enhanced cycling reversibility and high rate performance.
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The interplay of intermolecular interactions, packing motifs and electron transport properties in perylene diimide related materials: a theoretical perspective

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,20840-20851
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33369D, Feature ArticleYun Geng, Hai-Bin Li, Shui-Xing Wu, Zhong-Min Su
We mainly focus on the interplay of intermolecular interactions, packing motifs and electron transport properties of perylene diimide related materials from a theoretical point of view, towards paving the way for boosting and improving their electron transport mobilities and air stabilities.
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Towards room temperature ionic liquid crystals: linear versus bent imidazolium phenylpyrimidines

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34595A, PaperGundula F. Starkulla, Simon Klenk, Martin Butschies, Stefan Tussetschlager, Sabine Laschat
Imidazolium salts with mesogenic 2-phenylpyrimidine or 2-alkylpyrimidinecarboxylic acid central cores displaying SmA and/or SmC mesophases were investigated.
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Resolve the Pore Structure and Dynamics of Nafion 117: Application of High Resolution 7Li Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

J. Material Chem. - 19 September, 2012 - 15:54
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34057G, PaperCheng-Hua Chia, Zhen Wu, Cheng-Hsien Wu, Ren-Hao Cheng, Shangwu Ding
Unprecedented high resolution 7Li solid state NMR spectra establish relationship between lithium chemical shift and the size of the nanopores in Nafion, the stat-of-the-art proton exchange membrane widely used in...
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Highly luminescent CuInS2-ZnS nanocrystals: achieving phase transfer and nuclear homing property simultaneously through simple TTAB modification

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

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35261C, PaperMeina Wang, Xiangyou Liu, Chuanbao Cao, Long Wang
Aqueous phase transfer and nuclear homing property of highly luminescent CuInS2-ZnS nanocomposites were achieved simultaneously by simple TTAB modification.
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A simple strategy to achieve very low percolation threshold via the selective distribution of carbon nanotubes at the interface of polymer blends

J. Material Chem. - 17 September, 2012 - 15:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34295B, CommunicationYong Wang, Jie Chen, Yunyun Shi, Jinghui Yang, Nan Zhang, Ting Huang, Chen Chen, Zuowan Zhou
Selectively distributed CNTs at the interface of the immiscible polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (PC/ABS) is achieved via combination of adding maleic anhydride grafted ABS (ABS-g-MA) and using an appropriate processing procedure. The composite...
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Fabrication and Characterization of Imprinted Photonic Crystalline Polymer Matrices via Multiple UV Polymerizations

J. Material Chem. - 17 September, 2012 - 15:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35151J, PaperChih-Chieh Chian, Jui-Hsiang Liu, Alexander Emelyanenko
A photonic polymer network was imprinted using multiple UV-induced polymerizations in the presence of cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs). Here, the imprinted polymer matrices provided a chiral environment due to the...
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Development of three-component conjugates: to get nano-globes with porous surfaces, high in vivo anti-osteoporosis activity and minimal side effects

J. Material Chem. - 17 September, 2012 - 15:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34370C, PaperGuifeng Kang, Yuji Wang, Jiawang Liu, Jianhui Wu, Ming Zhao, Guochun Li, Ning Li, Li Peng, Xiaoyi Zhang, Li Li, Nathan Mair, Shiqi Peng
Three-component conjugates of a succinyl spacer, a pharmacophore of 17[small beta]-amino-11[small alpha]-hydroxyl-androst-1,4-diene-3-one, and a targeting sequence of RGD-tetrapeptide (peptide Arg-Gly-Asp-AA) were designed, synthesized, and evaluated.
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Heterogeneous nucleation of protein crystals using nanoporous gold nucleants

J. Material Chem. - 17 September, 2012 - 15:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34527G, PaperF. Kertis, S. Khurshid, O. Okman, J. W. Kysar, L. Govada, N. Chayen, J. Erlebacher
We present a theory and experiments that help clarify the origin of the effectiveness of nanoporous substrates in the heterogeneous nucleation of protein crystals.
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Ionic liquids templated preparation of carbon aerogels based on resorcinol-formaldehyde: Properties and catalytic performance

J. Material Chem. - 17 September, 2012 - 15:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35258C, CommunicationHuimin Yang, Xinjang Cui, Youquan Deng, Feng Shi
A series of carbon aerogels were prepared with or without using ionic liquids as templates. By varying the structures and contents of ionic liquids, carbon aerogels with different pore size...
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Organic dyes containing oligo-phenothiazine for dye-sensitized solar cells

J. Material Chem. - 17 September, 2012 - 15:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35556F, PaperYuan Jay Chang, Po-Ting Chou, Yan-Zuo Lin, Motonori Watanabe, Chih-Jen Yang, Tsung-Mei Chin, Tahsin J. Chow
Organic dyes containing oligo-phenothiazine are examined for their application in dye-sensitized solar cells. These materials exhibit considerably high values of open-circuit voltage (Voc) ranging from 0.78-0.83 V. The highest quantum efficiency of PT2b reaches 7.78% with the aid of deoxycholic acid.
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Antimicrobial effect of polydopamine coating on Escherichia coli

J. Material Chem. - 17 September, 2012 - 15:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34825J, PaperZafar Iqbal, Edward P.C. Lai, Tyler J. Avis
Accumulation of quantum dots (red to bright blue fluorescence) on polydopamine-coated Escherichia coli. This bio-inspired polymer exerts an antimicrobial effect against the bacteria by inhibiting their growth.
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