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The physical properties of supramolecular peptide assemblies: from building block association to technological applications

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6881-6893
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00164H, Tutorial ReviewOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Lihi Adler-Abramovich, Ehud Gazit
Bio-inspired nano-materials can be formed by the ordered assembly of elementary building blocks. These peptide nanostructures can be utilized in many applications in various fields ranging from energy storage devices to drug delivery agents.
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Models and mechanisms of Hofmeister effects in electrolyte solutions, and colloid and protein systems revisited

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7358-7377
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00144C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Andrea Salis, Barry W. Ninham
A critical overview of current models and mechanisms of Hofmeister effects in electrolyte solutions, and colloid and protein systems is presented.
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Graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures: an emerging material system

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7295-7325
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00181H, Review ArticleHuai-Ping Cong, Jia-Fu Chen, Shu-Hong Yu
In this critical review, the latest advances on emerging material systems, i.e., graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures including 1D fibers/ribbons, 2D films/papers, 3D network-structured monoliths and their composite counterparts with either polymers or nano-objects are overviewed. The potential applications of these graphene-based macroscopic assemblies and architectures are also discussed.
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Self-assembling small molecules for the detection of important analytes

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7257-7266
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00161C, Tutorial ReviewChunhua Ren, Jianwu Zhang, Minsheng Chen, Zhimou Yang
Self-assembling small molecules including those capable of forming hydrogels have been used to detect important analytes.
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First principle chemical kinetics in zeolites: the methanol-to-olefin process as a case study

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7326-7357
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00146J, Review ArticleVeronique Van Speybroeck, Kristof De Wispelaere, Jeroen Van der Mynsbrugge, Matthias Vandichel, Karen Hemelsoet, Michel Waroquier
First principle methods to determine chemical kinetics for reactions in zeolites are reviewed and illustrated for the methanol-to-olefin process.
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Polymeric nanoporous materials fabricated with supercritical CO2 and CO2-expanded liquids

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6938-6953
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00100A, Tutorial ReviewAijuan Zhang, Qingkun Zhang, Hua Bai, Lei Li, Jun Li
This tutorial review focuses on the recent progress in nanoporous polymeric materials fabricated by newly developed supercritical techniques.
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The preparation of graft copolymers of cellulose and cellulose derivatives using ATRP under homogeneous reaction conditions

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7217-7235
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00053F, Review ArticleFanny Joubert, Osama M. Musa, David R. W. Hodgson, Neil R. Cameron
Atom transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP) is used to modify cellulose and cellulose derivatives under homogeneous conditions, yielding novel materials for application in areas such as drug delivery.
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Synthetic microbial consortia: from systematic analysis to construction and applications

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6954-6981
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00114A, Review ArticleHao Song, Ming-Zhu Ding, Xiao-Qiang Jia, Qian Ma, Ying-Jin Yuan
Synthetic biology is an emerging research field that focuses on using rational engineering strategies to program biological systems, conferring on them new functions and behaviours.
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Nanogold plasmonic photocatalysis for organic synthesis and clean energy conversion

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7188-7216
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00145A, Review ArticleChanglong Wang, Didier Astruc
Concepts and recent advances in nanogold plasmonic photocatalysis toward organic synthesis and clean energy conversion are highlighted in this review.
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Recent progress in design, synthesis, and applications of one-dimensional TiO2 nanostructured surface heterostructures: a review

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6920-6937
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00180J, Tutorial ReviewJian Tian, Zhenhuan Zhao, Anil Kumar, Robert I. Boughton, Hong Liu
One-dimensional TiO2 nanostructured surface heterostructures (1D TiO2NSHs) have been comprehensively studied during the past two decades because of the possible practical applications in various fields, including photocatalysis, dye-sensitized solar cells, sensors, lithium batteries, biomedicine, catalysis, and supercapacitors.
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Catalytic applications of layered double hydroxides: recent advances and perspectives

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7040-7066
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00160E, Review ArticleGuoli Fan, Feng Li, David G. Evans, Xue Duan
This review article presents the most recent developments in the use of layered double hydroxide materials for catalytic applications.
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Imidazolium-based ionic liquids grafted on solid surfaces

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7171-7187
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00172A, Review ArticleBingwei Xin, Jingcheng Hao
Supported ionic liquids (SILs), which refer to ionic liquids (ILs) immobilized on supports, are among the most important derivatives of ILs.
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"Click" reactions: a versatile toolbox for the synthesis of peptide-conjugates

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7013-7039
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00139G, Review ArticleWen Tang, Matthew L. Becker
Peptides that comprise the functional subunits of proteins have been conjugated to versatile materials (biomolecules, polymers, surfaces and nanoparticles) in an effort to modulate cell responses, specific binding affinity and/or self-assembly behavior.
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Arene C-H functionalisation using a removable/modifiable or a traceless directing group strategy

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6906-6919
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00137K, Tutorial ReviewFengzhi Zhang, David R. Spring
Recent advances in arene C-H functionalisation using a removable/modifiable or a traceless directing group strategy are reviewed.
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Single-molecule toroics in Ising-type lanthanide molecular clusters

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6894-6905
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00095A, Tutorial ReviewLiviu Ungur, Shuang-Yan Lin, Jinkui Tang, Liviu F. Chibotaru
Bistable molecules with a toroidal magnetic state (single-molecule toroics) are promising for applications in quantum computing and information storage.
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Structural and functional photoacoustic molecular tomography aided by emerging contrast agents

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7132-7170
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00086B, Review ArticleLiming Nie, Xiaoyuan Chen
Emerging optical contrast agents substantially advance photoacoustic molecular tomography on sensitivity and specificity enhancement, structural and functional imaging.
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Recent progress in low-voltage cathodoluminescent materials: synthesis, improvement and emission properties

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7099-7131
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00109E, Review ArticleGuogang Li, Jun Lin
This review is devoted to the recent progress in the synthesis and improvement of low-voltage cathodoluminescent materials for field emission displays.
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Heteroatom-doped graphene materials: syntheses, properties and applications

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,7067-7098
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00141A, Review ArticleXuewan Wang, Gengzhi Sun, Parimal Routh, Dong-Hwan Kim, Wei Huang, Peng Chen
Heteroatom doping endows graphene with new or improved properties and greatly enhances its potential for various applications.
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Smart chemistry in polymeric nanomedicine

20 October, 2014 - 07:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43,6982-7012
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00133H, Review ArticleRong Tong, Li Tang, Liang Ma, Chunlai Tu, Ryan Baumgartner, Jianjun Cheng
This review provides an overview of smart chemistry developed and utilized in the last 5-10 years in polymer-based drug delivery nanomedicine.
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Jack of all trades: versatile catechol crosslinking mechanisms

16 October, 2014 - 06:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00185K, Review ArticleJuan Yang, Martien A. Cohen Stuart, Marleen Kamperman
This review discusses the versatile and complex chemistry of catechols, detailing the various mechanisms and affecting parameters under different reaction conditions.
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