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Ultrathin, bioresponsive and drug-functionalized protein capsules

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21434-21442
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33737A, PaperDamien Mertz, Huixi Wu, Jy Shyuan Wong, Jiwei Cui, Pramudana Tan, Roxane Alles, Frank Caruso
We report the versatile preparation of ultrathin and bioresponsive protein capsules that can be functionalized with bio-cleavable anticancer drugs.
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Green synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoparticles embedded in a porous carbon matrix and its use as anode material in Li-ion batteries

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21373-21375
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34978G, CommunicationMarcos Latorre-Sanchez, Ana Primo, Hermenegildo Garcia
A scalable and simple process was developed for the preparation of Fe3O4 nanoparticles embedded in carbon using nontoxic and affordable materials.
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Design and synthesis of photostable multi-shell Cd-free nanocrystal quantum dots for LED applications

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21370-21372
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33962E, CommunicationKyungnam Kim, Chang-Soo Han, Sohee Jeong
Multi-shell Cd-free nanocrystals were designed such that (1) the outer-most shell was free of reactive sulfide to prevent corrosion (2) the position of the band-edge emission remained unchanged during multi-shell coating.
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Graphene/polyaniline nanorod arrays: synthesis and excellent electromagnetic absorption properties

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21679-21685
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34273A, PaperHailong Yu, Tieshi Wang, Bo Wen, Mingming Lu, Zheng Xu, Chunling Zhu, Yujin Chen, Xinyu Xue, Chunwen Sun, Maosheng Cao
We find that graphene has a strong dielectric loss, but exhibits weak attenuation to electromagnetic waves. As polyaniline nanorods are vertical on its surface, the electromagnetic absorption properties are significantly enhanced due to improved Debye relaxation processes, charge transfer and the special structural effect.
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Synthesis and application of dithieno[2,3-d:2[prime or minute],3[prime or minute]-d[prime or minute]]benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b[prime or minute]]dithiophene in conjugated polymer

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21362-21365
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34629J, CommunicationYue Wu, Zhaojun Li, Xia Guo, Huili Fan, Lijun Huo, Jianhui Hou
A feasible synthetic route to alkoxy-substituted DTBDT was designed and the first DTBDT-based polymer was prepared and applied in organic solar cells.
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A novel method for the preparation of non-agglomerated nanometre sized particles of lanthanum phosphate phosphors utilising a high surface area support in the firing process

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21529-21532
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33931E, PaperAlireza Salimian, George Robert Fern, Robert Withnall, Jack Silver
A convenient method that uses a quartz wool substrate to immobilise nanometre sized LAP:Ce,Tb phosphor precursor particles, enabling them to be fired at high temperature without sintering before re-dispersion into liquid for subsequent use.
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Effects of offset values of solid freeform fabricated PCL-[small beta]-TCP scaffolds on mechanical properties and cellular activities in bone tissue regeneration

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21636-21646
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31165H, PaperMyungGu Yeo, Carl G. Simon, GeunHyung Kim
Offset scaffolds consisting of micro-sized PCL-[small beta]-TCP struts were designed and they showed excellent mechanical and biological activities for bone tissue regeneration.
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Design of SHG materials with mid-infrared transparency based on genetic engineering for Ba2BiInA5 (A = Se, Te)

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21713-21719
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34775J, PaperChen-Sheng Lin, Zhong-Zhen Luo, Wen-Dan Cheng, Hao Zhang, Wei-Long Zhang
SHG materials Ba2BiInSe5/Te5 were designed by material genetic engineering through four-steps: compound construction, structure and property predictions, and experimental evidence.
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General and facile method to fabricate uniform Y2O3:Ln3+ (Ln3+ = Eu3+, Tb3+) hollow microspheres using polystyrene spheres as templates

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21695-21703
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34868C, PaperZhenhe Xu, Yu Gao, Tao Liu, Liming Wang, Shasha Bian, Jun Lin
Well-dispersed, uniform Y2O3:Ln3+ (Ln3+ = Eu3+, Tb3+) hollow microspheres have been successfully prepared via a urea-assisted homogeneous precipitation method using polystyrene (PS) as templates, followed by a subsequent calcination process.
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Preparation and thermal properties of UV-curable polyacrylate-gold nanocomposite foams

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21654-21661
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33912A, PaperWei-I Hung, Yen-Hao Lin, Pei-Shan Wu, Kung-Chin Chang, Chih-Wei Peng, Mei-Chun Lai, Jui-Ming Yeh
Polyacrylate-gold nanocomposite materials with 15 nm and 25 nm gold nanoparticles were prepared by photopolymerization. The cellular structures of as-prepared bulk materials can be obtained by physical batch foaming processes. Thermal and thermal transport properties were discussed for bulk materials and their corresponding foam materials.
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Hierarchically micro/nanostructured porous metallic copper: Convenient growth and superhydrophilic and catalytic performance

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21733-21739
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35233H, PaperShuyan Gao, Xiaoxia Jia, Jianmao Yang, Xianjun Wei
This paper reports a facile growth of hierarchically porous metallic copper microspheres with excellent self-cleaning performance, catalytic, and electrochemical activities.
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Comparison of thiophene- and selenophene-bridged donor-acceptor low band-gap copolymers used in bulk-heterojunction organic photovoltaics

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21549-21559
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33735E, PaperHung-Yang Chen, Shih-Chieh Yeh, Chin-Ti Chen, Chao-Tsen Chen
Selenophene-bridged donor acceptor copolymers, which have lower LUMO energy levels, show enhanced efficiency for organic photovoltaics than their thiophene-bridged counterparts because of their absorption at longer wavelengths and stronger photocurrent at short wavelengths.
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Facile synthesis of SiO2-Au nanoshells in a three-stage microfluidic system

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21420-21425
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34206E, PaperLeyre Gomez, Manuel Arruebo, Victor Sebastian, Laura Gutierrez, Jesus Santamaria
The capacity to produce nanostructured materials with well-defined, specific properties in relatively large quantities is crucial for the viability of emerging nanotechnologies.
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Wurtzite-type CuInSe2 for high-performance solar cell absorber: ab initio exploration of the new phase structure

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21662-21666
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34582J, PaperLi-Chun Xu, Ru-Zhi Wang, Li-Min Liu, Yuan-Ping Chen, Xiao-Lin Wei, Hui Yan, Woon-Ming Lau
A novel wurtzite-type CuInSe2 was predicted for a high-performance solar cell absorber.
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Layer by layer assembly of heparin/layered double hydroxide completely renewable ultrathin films with enhanced strength and blood compatibility

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21667-21672
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34728H, PaperYingqi Shu, Penggang Yin, Benliang Liang, Shasheng Wang, Longcheng Gao, Hao Wang, Lin Guo
Heparin(HEP)/layered double hydroxide (LDH) ultrathin films were fabricated via LBL deposition, which showed largely enhanced mechanical property (Er [approximate] 23 GPa) and good blood compatibility.
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Highly sensitive organic near-infrared phototransistors based on poly(3-hexylthiophene) and PbS quantum dots

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21673-21678
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34773C, PaperZhenhua Sun, Jinhua Li, Feng Yan
Highly sensitive near infrared organic phototransistors based on PbS QDs and poly(3-hexylthiophene) were realized by solution process.
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Preparation, characterization and in vitro angiogenic capacity of cobalt substituted [small beta]-tricalcium phosphate ceramics

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21686-21694
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34395A, PaperMeili Zhang, Chengtie Wu, Haiyan Li, Jones Yuen, Jiang Chang, Yin Xiao
Co-TCP powder extracts showed a stimulated effect on the network structure formation of HUVECs.
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Highly efficient visible-light-driven plasmonic photocatalysts based on graphene oxide-hybridized one-dimensional Ag/AgCl heteroarchitectures

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21487-21494
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34938H, PaperMingshan Zhu, Penglei Chen, Minghua Liu
Visible-light-energized plasmonic photocatalyst 1D Ag/AgCl hybridized with graphene oxide (Ag/AgCl/GO) has been synthesized, which displays enhanced catalytic activity compared with 1D Ag/AgCl, spherical Ag/AgCl and Ag/AgCl/GO.
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Magnetic CMP microspheres: multifunctional poly(phenylene ethynylene) frameworks with covalently built-in Fe3O4 nanocrystals exhibiting pronounced sensitivity for acetaminophen microdetection

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21426-21433
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34725C, PaperPeng Zhang, Jia Guo, Changchun Wang
Fe3O4 nanocrystal-implanted CMP microspheres were explored as sensors for the detection of phenolic compounds at micromolar concentrations.
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Tuning the morphology and the structure of hierarchical meso-macroporous silica by dual templating with micelles and solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN)

J. Material Chem. - 27 September, 2012 - 17:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,21540-21548
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35004A, PaperRenan Ravetti-Duran, Jean-Luc Blin, Marie-Jose Stebe, Christophe Castel, Andreea Pasc
Solid lipid nanoparticles allowed the preparation of hierarchical meso-macroporous silica as either hollow mesoporous capsules or hexagonally concentric mesopores, depending on the surfactant.
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