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Multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures

30 July, 2015 - 04:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00344J, Review ArticleJian Qi, Xiaoyong Lai, Jiangyan Wang, Hongjie Tang, Hao Ren, Yu Yang, Quan Jin, Lijuan Zhang, Ranbo Yu, Guanghui Ma, Zhiguo Su, Huijun Zhao, Dan Wang
Recent advances in multi-shelled hollow micro-/nanostructures were reviewed, and the correlation between their geometric properties and specific performance was highlighted.
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Nanostructured conductive polymers for advanced energy storage

26 July, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00362H, Tutorial ReviewYe Shi, Lele Peng, Yu Ding, Yu Zhao, Guihua Yu
Nanostructured conductive polymers (nCPs) have aroused considerable research interest owing to their unique properties over their bulk counterparts, such as high electrical conductivity, large surface areas, and shortened pathways for charge/mass transport. These advantageous features make them promising candidates for applications in energy storage devices.
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Small conjugate-based theranostic agents: an encouraging approach for cancer therapy

26 July, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00224A, Tutorial ReviewRajesh Kumar, Weon Sup Shin, Kyoung Sunwoo, Won Young Kim, Seyoung Koo, Sankarprasad Bhuniya, Jong Seung Kim
We review the latest developments on small conjugate based theranostic agents for tumor treatment and diagnosis using fluorescence and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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A concise guide to sustainable PEMFCs: recent advances in improving both oxygen reduction catalysts and proton exchange membranes

26 July, 2015 - 03:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00302D, Review ArticleMegan E. Scofield, Haiqing Liu, Stanislaus S. Wong
The rising interest in fuel cell vehicle (FCV) technology has created a growing and timely need and realization to develop rational chemical strategies to create highly efficient, durable, and cost-effective fuel cells.
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Synthetic chemistry with nitrous oxide

22 July, 2015 - 02:54

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00339C, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Kay Severin
Nitrous oxide (N2O, 'laughing gas') is a very inert molecule. Still, it can be used as a reagent in synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry, serving as O-atom donor, as N-atom donor, or as a oxidant in metal-catalyzed reactions.
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Quantum dynamics of polyatomic dissociative chemisorption on transition metal surfaces: mode specificity and bond selectivity

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00360A, Review ArticleBin Jiang, Minghui Yang, Daiqian Xie, Hua Guo
Recent advances in quantum dynamical characterization of polyatomic dissociative chemisorption on accurate global potential energy surfaces are critically reviewed.
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Tuning interionic interaction for highly selective in vivo analysis

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00082C, Tutorial ReviewPing Yu, Xiulan He, Lanqun Mao
The interionic interaction demonstrated here refers to the interaction between ions and their counterparts, which is not only composed of electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged species but also other kinds of weak interactions. This review focuses on the recent progress in the tuning of interionic interaction to improve the selectivity of biosensors for in vivo analysis.
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Porous polymer catalysts with hierarchical structures

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00198F, Tutorial ReviewQi Sun, Zhifeng Dai, Xiangju Meng, Feng-Shou Xiao
The hierarchically porous polymer catalysts with fast mass transfer provide great opportunities for designing highly efficient heterogeneous catalysts.
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Fluorescence sensing systems for gold and silver species

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4367-4399
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00328D, Review ArticleSubhankar Singha, Dokyoung Kim, Hyewon Seo, Seo Won Cho, Kyo Han Ahn
Here, we provide an overview of the reported fluorescent detection systems for gold and silver species, and discuss their sensing properties with promising features.
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Luminescent cation sensors: from host-guest chemistry, supramolecular chemistry to reaction-based mechanisms

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4192-4202
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00391H, HighlightMargaret Ching-Lam Yeung, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam
This highlight provides a brief overview on luminescent cation detection strategies derived from a wide variety of organic and organometallic architectures, including those based on the ion-receptor complementarity, integrated with the extension of the concept of supramolecular chemistry and those using the irreversible analyte-specific reactions.
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Probing disease-related proteins with fluorogenic composite materials

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4239-4248
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00252K, Tutorial ReviewXiao-Peng He, Yi Zang, Tony D. James, Jia Li, Guo-Rong Chen
We summarise the development and application of fluorogenic composite materials (FCMs) based on graphene oxide (GO), carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for detection of disease related proteins on both the molecular and cellular levels.
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Fluorescent, MRI, and colorimetric chemical sensors for the first-row d-block metal ions

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4337-4366
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00285G, Review ArticleHao Zhu, Jiangli Fan, Benhua Wang, Xiaojun Peng
This critical review focuses on the development of fluorescent sensors (fall into three classes: "turn-off", "turn-on", and ratiometric), colorimetric sensors, and responsive MRI contrast agents for the first-row d-block metals (except Cu and Zn): Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, and Ni (242 references).
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Biosensing by luminogens with aggregation-induced emission characteristics

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4228-4238
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00325J, Tutorial ReviewRyan T. K. Kwok, Chris W. T. Leung, Jacky W. Y. Lam, Ben Zhong Tang
This tutorial review outlines the concept of aggregation-induced emission and its utility in biosensing applications.
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Small molecule-based ratiometric fluorescence probes for cations, anions, and biomolecules

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4185-4191
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00280F, HighlightMin Hee Lee, Jong Seung Kim, Jonathan L. Sessler
Quantitative determination of specific analytes is essential for a variety of applications ranging from life sciences to environmental monitoring.
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Poly(aryleneethynylene)s (PAE) as paradigmatic sensor cores

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4322-4336
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00267A, Review ArticleUwe H. F. Bunz, Kai Seehafer, Markus Bender, Michael Porz
What you need to know about poly(aryleneethynylene)s as sensory materials. A tutorial of fundamental properties and new developments since 2009.
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Stability enhancement of fluorophores for lighting up practical application in bioimaging

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4179-4184
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00152D, HighlightXumeng Wu, Weihong Zhu
In this Highlight, we emphasize some representative strategies including nanoparticle-encapsulating dyes, dye-doped nanoparticles and molecular engineering for stabilizing fluorophores.
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Anion sensing by small molecules and molecular ensembles

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4212-4227
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00179F, Tutorial ReviewPhilip A. Gale, Claudia Caltagirone
This Tutorial Review provides a short survey of anion sensing by small molecule anion receptors, molecular ensembles and chemodosimeters.
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Sensor targets

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4176-4178
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS90058A, EditorialChristopher J. Chang, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Tony D. James
Guest editors Christopher J. Chang, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Tony D. James introduce the Sensor Targets issue of Chemical Society Reviews
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Gas sensing using porous materials for automotive applications

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4290-4321
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00040H, Review ArticleOpen Access Open Access Creative Commons Licence&nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Dominic J. Wales, Julien Grand, Valeska P. Ting, Richard D. Burke, Karen J. Edler, Chris R. Bowen, Svetlana Mintova, Andrew D. Burrows
The use of zeolites and metal-organic frameworks in the sensing of gases emitted from automobile exhausts is reviewed.
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Recent developments in carbon nanomaterial sensors

20 July, 2015 - 02:17

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44,4433-4453
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00379A, Review ArticleFrederico R. Baptista, S. A. Belhout, S. Giordani, S. J. Quinn
The structural diversity of carbon nanomaterials provides an array of unique electronic, magnetic and optical properties, which when combined with their robust chemistry and ease of manipulation, makes them attractive candidates for sensor applications. In this review recent developments in the use of carbon nanoparticles and nanostructures as sensors and biosensors are explored.
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