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Fabrication and Characterization of Imprinted Photonic Crystalline Polymer Matrices via Multiple UV Polymerizations

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

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

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

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

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

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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Grafting P3HT brushes on GO sheets: distinctive properties of the GO/P3HT composites due to different grafting approaches

17 September, 2012 - 15:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35317B, PaperDongli Meng, Jinhua Sun, Shidong Jiang, Yi Zeng, Yi Li, Shouke Yan, Jianxin Geng, Yong Huang
Densely grafting P3HT brushes on GO sheets leads to a red shift in the optical absorption maximum for the grafted P3HT.
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Graphene exfoliation in organic solvents and switching solubility in aqueous media with the aid of amphiphilic block copolymers

13 September, 2012 - 14:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33245K, PaperTheodosis Skaltsas, Nikolaos Karousis, Hui-Juan Yan, Chun-Ru Wang, Stergios Pispas, Nikos Tagmatarchis
The exfoliation of graphite to graphene sheets in organic solvents via tip sonication and the transfer of graphene from the organic to the aqueous phase with the aid of amphiphilic block copolymers were achieved.
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An architectured TiO2 nanosheet with discrete integrated nanocrystalline subunits and its application in lithium batteries

13 September, 2012 - 14:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33085G, PaperLong Ren, Yundan Liu, Xiang Qi, K. S. Hui, K. N. Hui, Zongyu Huang, Jun Li, Kai Huang, Jianxin Zhong
An anatase TiO2 nanosheet with discrete integrated subunits was successfully synthesized, exhibiting high reversible lithium-ion storage capacities and superior rate capability.
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Hydroxyapatite nanosheet-assembled porous hollow microspheres: DNA-templated hydrothermal synthesis, drug delivery and protein adsorption

11 September, 2012 - 13:54
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35280J, PaperChao Qi, Ying-Jie Zhu, Bingqiang Lu, Xin-Yu Zhao, Jing Zhao, Feng Chen
Porous hollow microspheres of hydroxyapatite (HAP) are ideal biomaterial due to excellent biocompatibility and hollow structure. Herein, we report a novel DNA-templated hydrothermal strategy for the synthesis of HAP nanosheet-assembled...
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Unique Pd/graphene nanocomposites constructed using supercritical fluid for superior electrochemical sensing performance

11 September, 2012 - 13:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33671E, PaperCheng-Hung Wu, Chueh-Han Wang, Ming-Tsung Lee, Jeng-Kuei Chang
Supercritical CO2 fluid can debundle graphene nanosheets and uniformly disperse high-activity Pd nanoparticles, which subsequently suppress graphene restacking.
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Synthesis of hierarchical SnO2 octahedra with tailorable size and application in dye-sensitized solar cells with enhanced power conversion efficiency

11 September, 2012 - 13:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33633B, PaperYu-Fen Wang, Ke-Nan Li, Chao-Lun Liang, Yuan-Fang Hou, Cheng-Yong Su, Dai-Bin Kuang
Hierarchical SnO2 octahedra with average edge lengths of 0.5, 0.8, 1.0, 1.5 and 1.8 [small mu ]m composed of 30-40 nm SnO2 nanoparticles show significant photovoltaic performance in DSSCs.
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ZnSe nanoribbon/Si nanowire p-n heterojuncton arrays and their photovoltaic application with graphene transparent electrodes

11 September, 2012 - 13:54
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34720B, PaperXiwei Zhang, Jiansheng Jie, Xiujuan Zhang
The narrow indirect bandgap of Si hinders the full absorption and utilization of the solar light. Therefore energy band engineering to the Si based photovoltaic devices is essential to address...
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Fine control of titania deposition to prepare C@TiO2 composites and TiO2 hollow particles for photocatalysis and lithium-ion battery applications

9 September, 2012 - 13:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34106A, PaperJun Ming, Yingqiang Wu, S Nagarajan, Dong-Ju Lee, Yang-Kook Sun, Fengyu ZHAO
In this study, an effective method of slow hydrolization of metal alkoxide (e.g., Ti(C4H9O)4) in an ethanol-water system was systematically investigated and used to finely control the deposition of titania...
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Temperature induced emission quenching processes in Eu3+-doped La2CaB10O19

9 September, 2012 - 13:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34687G, PaperR. Pazik, Katarzyna Zawisza, Adam Watras, Kinga Maleszka-Baginska, Philippe Boutinaud, Rachid Mahiou, Przemyslaw Deren
The La2CaB10O19 powders doped with Eu3+ ions were synthesized using citric route for the first time. The crystal structure, morphology and chemical composition of the engineered compounds were characterized in...
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Tuning the Semiconducting Nature of Bis(phthalocyaninato) Holmium Complexes via Peripheral Substituents

9 September, 2012 - 13:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35219B, PaperYanli Chen, Dapan Li, Na Yuan, Jian Gao, Rongmin Gu, Guifen Lu, Marcel Bouvet
The semiconducting properties of the heteroleptic and homoleptic bis(phthalocyaninato) holmium complexes bearing electron-withdrawing phenoxy substituents at the phthalocyanine periphery, namely Ho(Pc)[Pc(OPh)8] (1) and Ho[Pc(OPh)8]2 (2) [Pc = unsubstituted phthalocyaninate; Pc(OPh)8...
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Facile Synthesis of Halogenated Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Their Unusual Photoluminescence

9 September, 2012 - 13:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34275H, PaperZhaosheng Qian, Juanjuan Ma, Jin Zhou, Congcong Chen, Jianrong Chen, Hui Feng
Facile synthesis of halogenated multi-walled carbon nanotubes with Cl, Br and I via hydrothermal method was reported, and unique photoluminescence of halogenated carbon nanotubes was investigated by means of experimental...
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Bacterial cellulose-collagen nanocomposite for bone tissue engineering

9 September, 2012 - 13:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33762B, PaperSybele Saska, Lucas Novaes Teixeira, Paulo Tambasco de Oliveira, Ana Maria Minarelli Gaspar, S. J. L. Ribeiro, Younes Messaddeq, Reinaldo Marchetto
A nanocomposite based on bacterial cellulose (BC) and type I collagen (COL) was evaluated for in vitro bone regeneration. BC membranes were modified by glycine esterification followed by cross-linking of...
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Detection of Bacteria with Organic Electrochemical Transistors

9 September, 2012 - 13:17
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33667G, PaperRongxiang He, Meng Zhang, Fei Tan, Polly Hang Mei LEUNG, Xingzhong Zhao, H L W Chan, Mo Yang, Feng YAN
Organic electrochemical transistors (OECT) are successfully used for the detection of bacteria (E.coli O157:H7) in KCl electrolytes. The transfer characteristic of the OECT shifts to higher gate voltage after bacteria...
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Sunlight-like, color-temperature tunable white organic light-emitting diode with high color rendering index for solid-state lighting application

7 September, 2012 - 12:54
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34763F, PaperJianning Yu, Hong Lin, Feifei Wang, Yang Lin, Jianhua Zhang, Hao Zhang, Zixing Wang, Bin Wei
High color rendering index (CRI) is crucial for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) which could be applied in the high-quality lighting source. We have developed three types of white OLEDs with...
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