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A novel stable and efficient light-emitting solid based on saponite and luminescent POSS

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25254-25261
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34230H, PaperFrancesco Olivero, Fabio Carniato, Chiara Bisio, Leonardo Marchese
A novel hybrid organic/inorganic clay prepared by intercalation of a luminescent polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) in a nanosized synthetic saponite clay was synthesized and characterized by a multidisciplinary approach including XRD, HRTEM, TGA and UV-Vis and photoluminescence spectroscopies.
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Microstructured electrodeposited polypyrrole-phthalocyanine hybrid material, from morphology to ammonia sensing

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25246-25253
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35356C, PaperThibaut Sizun, Tilia Patois, Marcel Bouvet, Boris Lakard
Pyrrole electropolymerization in the presence of a sulfonated dye as a counter anion, led to a microstructured hybrid material, as shown by optical topomicroscopy, as well as SEM and AFM. The response of polymer-dye hybrid film sensors to ammonia revealed to be highly stable in a large range of relative humidity.
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Fabrication and performance of Pr-doped CeO2 nanorods-impregnated Sr-doped LaMnO3-Y2O3-stabilized ZrO2 composite cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25042-25049
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35131E, PaperYaoyu Ren, Jingtao Ma, Desheng Ai, Qingfeng Zan, Xuping Lin, Changsheng Deng
Mixed ionic and electronic conducted network formed by praseodymium doped ceria nanorods were introduced into the porous LSM/YSZ composite cathode of solid oxide fuel cell, resulting in greatly enhanced performance.
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A clustered sulfonated poly(ether sulfone) based on a new fluorene-based bisphenol monomer

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25093-25101
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34414A, PaperChenyi Wang, Dong Won Shin, So Young Lee, Na Rae Kang, Gilles P. Robertson, Young Moo Lee, Michael D. Guiver
A new fluorene-based bisphenol monomer with pendant phenyl substituents was prepared by a facile synthetic route, from which clustered sulfonated poly(ether sulfone)s with excellent overall membrane properties were achieved for fuel cell tests.
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Dual-tuned drug release by nanofibrous scaffolds of chitosan and mesoporous silica microspheres

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25027-25035
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35569H, PaperAdham Ahmed, Jonathan Hearn, Walid Abdelmagid, Haifei Zhang
An initial burst release followed by a near-linear release was achieved by the use of macroporous chitosan incorporated with amine-functionalized mesoporous silica microspheres.
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Nano-drilled multiwalled carbon nanotubes: characterizations and application for LIB anode materials

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25167-25173
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34684B, PaperHaryo S. Oktaviano, Koichi Yamada, Keiko Waki
Holes drilled on the sidewalls of MWCNTs increase the access into MWCNTs and enhance the Li storage capacity.
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Low-cost materials for boron adsorption from water

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25362-25372
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32819D, PaperCristina Sanfeliu, Ramon Martinez-Manez, Felix Sancenon, Juan Soto, Victoria Puchol, Pedro Amoros, M. Dolores Marcos
Five different hybrid materials have been prepared by anchoring a glucose derivative onto silica matrices with different surface topologies (UVM-7 bimodal mesoporous silica, UVM-11 unimodal non-templated mesoporous silica, commercial silica fume and two silica xerogels) and their ability to extract boron from aqueous solutions tested.
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Chirality transfer from atropisomeric chiral inducers to nematic and smectic liquid crystals - synthesis and characterization of di- and tetra-substituted axially chiral binaphthyl derivatives

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25011-25018
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35282F, PaperMunju Goh, Jinwoo Park, Yehdong Han, Sangbum Ahn, Kazuo Akagi
POM images of N* and SC* phases induced by adding atropisomeric chiral binaphthyl derivatives into N- and SC-LCs, respectively.
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One-step synthesis of a Pt-Co-SWCNT hybrid material from a Pt-Co-MCM-41 catalyst

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25083-25092
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32276E, PaperXiaoming Wang, Nan Li, Changchang Liu, Lisa D. Pfefferle, Gary L. Haller
A direct one-step synthesis of a Pt-Co-SWCNT hybrid material from CO disproportionation over Pt-Co-MCM-41 catalysts.
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Hairy polymer nanofibers via self-assembly of block copolymers

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25102-25107
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33824F, PaperJit Pal, Sunita Sanwaria, Rajiv Srivastava, Bhanu Nandan, Andriy Horechyy, Manfred Stamm, Hsin-Lung Chen
A simple approach to prepare hairy polymer nanofibers from the PS-b-P4VP block copolymers is demonstrated. The hairy polymer nanofibers, so obtained, had its hairy shell composed of P4VP chains which could be loaded with functional materials. The approach described here is versatile and could easily be extended to fabricate a range of inorganic-polymer hybrid nanofibres of tuneable diameter.
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Highly transparent and conducting ultralarge graphene oxide/single-walled carbon nanotube hybrid films produced by Langmuir-Blodgett assembly

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25072-25082
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34870E, PaperQingbin Zheng, Biao Zhang, Xiuyi Lin, Xi Shen, Nariman Yousefi, Zhen-Dong Huang, Zhigang Li, Jang-Kyo Kim
Hybrid transparent films composed of ultralarge graphene oxide and functionalized single walled carbon nanotubes are synthesized via a Langmuir-Blodgett process.
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Exploiting high quality PEDOT:PSS-SWNT composite formulations for wet-spinning multifunctional fibers

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25174-25182
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35148J, PaperRouhollah Jalili, Joselito M. Razal, Gordon G. Wallace
Exploiting the inherent properties of SWNT and PEDOT:PSS by systematic control of SWNT loading and wet-spinning of composite fibers.
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Co-delivery of all-trans-retinoic-acid and cisplatin(IV) prodrug based on polymer-drug conjugates for enhanced efficacy and safety

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25453-25462
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35232J, PaperRui Wang, Haihua Xiao, Haiqin Song, Yu Zhang, Xiuli Hu, Zhigang Xie, Yubin Huang, Xiabin Jing, Yuxin Li
Toxic cisplatin and non-toxic all-trans-retinoic acid were combined in a polymer platform to enhance drug efficacy and safety.
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Preparation, characterization and reaction mechanism of a novel silver-organic conductive ink

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25296-25301
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34569B, PaperYu Chang, Dong-Yu Wang, Yan-Long Tai, Zhen-Guo Yang
A one-step preparation of silver-organic complex conductive ink, which can convert to metallic silver following a multi-mechanism.
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Hollow Au@Pd and Au@Pt core-shell nanoparticles as electrocatalysts for ethanol oxidation reactions

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25003-25010
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35281H, PaperHyon Min Song, Dalaver H. Anjum, Rachid Sougrat, Mohamed Nejib Hedhili, Niveen M. Khashab
Hollow Au@Pt and Au@Pd core-shell nanoparticles were examined as electrocatalysts for ethanol oxidation reactions.
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Phenothiazine-triphenylamine based organic dyes containing various conjugated linkers for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25140-25147
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34682F, PaperZhongquan Wan, Chunyang Jia, Yandong Duan, Linlei Zhou, Yuan Lin, Yu Shi
We investigate the influence of various conjugated linkers in aggregation-free organic sensitizers containing starburst donor-donor structure upon the photovoltaic performances of dye-sensitized solar cells.
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A dual-functional Pt/CNT TCO-free counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25311-25315
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35102A, PaperChung-Te Liu, Ying-Chiao Wang, Rui-Xuan Dong, Chun-Chieh Wang, Kuan-Chieh Huang, R. Vittal, Kuo-Chuan Ho, Jiang-Jen Lin
The process of solution casting an organically dispersed Pt/CNT nanohybrid on plain glass was proven to be dual functional and feasible for replacing the conventional transparent conductive oxide layer. The film was used directly as the counter electrode in a dye-sensitized solar cell, which exhibited a power conversion efficiency of 6.96%.
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Electrospinning technology applied in zeolitic imidazolate framework membrane synthesis

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25272-25276
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35401B, PaperLili Fan, Ming Xue, Zixi Kang, Huan Li, Shilun Qiu
An electrospinning technique was introduced into the synthesis of supported microporous membranes, and defect-free ZIF-8 membranes with better H2 selectivity and gas permeability.
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Microwave-assisted crystallization inclusion of spiropyran molecules in indium trimesate films with antidromic reversible photochromism

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25019-25026
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34618D, PaperFeng Zhang, Xiaoqin Zou, Wei Feng, Xiaojun Zhao, Xiaofei Jing, Fuxing Sun, Hao Ren, Guangshan Zhu
BSP/JUC-120 MOF films with interesting antidromic reversible photochromism have been synthesized successfully by microwave-assisted crystallization inclusion of photochromic nitrobenzospiropyran (BSP) molecules.
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Nanonet as a scaffold with targeted functionalities

25 November, 2012 - 07:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24983-24991
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35601E, HighlightYanli Zhao, George Gruner
Scaffolds of carbon nanotubes dressed with functional species lead to new materials structures with a variety of application opportunities.
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