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Effect of Sodium Chloride on Hydration Structures of PMEA and P(MPC-r-BMA)

Langmuir - 28 August, 2014 - 04:10

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LangmuirDOI: 10.1021/la502550d

One-Dimensional Molybdenum Thiochlorides and Their Use in High Surface Area MoSx Chalcogels

Chem. Mat. - 27 August, 2014 - 18:38

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Chemistry of MaterialsDOI: 10.1021/cm5024579

When Google comes to town

Sciencebase - 21 August, 2014 - 09:30

UPDATE: Friend of the blog Nick Howe just pointed out to me that the Google car has a flight tyre, rear offside…so wasn’t “broken down”, just had a puncture to deal with…I should have spotted that but was too busy getting the composition and exposure for my photo right!

UPDATE: Daughter returning from school having collected her excellent GSCE results says there was an RAC van with the Google car, he’d actually just broken down, which would explain the driver’s surliness.

Mrs Sciencebase out and about in our village this morning alerted me to the fact that she had spotted a Google StreetView vehicle parked outside a boarded up shop on the High Street. I dashed out on my bike, camera in hand, to get a snap – watching the watchers – and hopefully have a chat with the operative. Well, I got a photo or two, but the chap with the controls was less than conversational, nervous almost, as if he’d been doing something wrong…like harvesting Wi-Fi passwords (allegedly) rather than assimilating images of the local streets. Either that or he was just a shy chap and not interested in chatting to the public…incidentally, I wonder if I’ll get a request to pixelate his number plate. Hahahah

google-streetview-car-2 google-streetview-car

Anyway, if you’re out and about in the village today and see him assimilating, give him the vees or a little wave depending on your mood and let’s all celebrate the wonder that is Google. Not.

When Google comes to town is a post from the science blog of science journalist, photographer and musician David Bradley
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Reactive Sabbatical

Reactive Reports - 6 May, 2014 - 16:16

As you may have noticed, Reactive Reports has been somewhat less active than it was during its golden years, 1999 to 2009. I am still writing lots about chemistry and science in general, but updating the various blogs and websites where there is no longer a commissioning editor, as it were, has had to take a backseat in preference to the writing that pays the bills in order to allow me to indulge my other creative passions – music and photography.

I’ve always used some of my own photos where I could to illustrate blogs, news and features and websites, you can see some of my recent albums via my flickr pages. During the last year or so I have been fine-tuning (hahah) my songwriting and production skills to put together an eclectic collection of originals, some acoustic and folky, some electric and indie, a few funky, and one a bit long and proggy. Anyway, the fruits of that musical labour are now available from the usual online musical outlets including BandCamp.

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Here's to the future

J. Material Chem. - 9 December, 2012 - 10:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24981-24982
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM90176E, Editorial
Liz Dunn (Editor) and Seth Marder (Chair of the Editorial Board) commemorate Journal of Materials Chemistry and look back over some of the highlights of the last 22 years.
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Improved anti-proliferative effect of doxorubicin-containing polymer nanoparticles upon surface modification with cationic groups

J. Material Chem. - 9 December, 2012 - 10:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25463-25470
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35420A, PaperSai Archana Krovi, Elden P. Swindell, Thomas V. O'Halloran, SonBinh T. Nguyen
Cationic functionalization stabilizes doxorubicin-containing polymer nanoparticles against aggregation and improved their anti-proliferative effect against MDA-MB-231-Br cancer cells.
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Synthesis of high-charge capacity triarylamine-thiophene redox electrodes using electrochemical copolymerization

J. Material Chem. - 5 December, 2012 - 09:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25447-25452
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35472A, PaperJeremy T. Kearns, Mark E. Roberts
High-charge capacity redox electrodes are prepared via electrochemical copolymerization with improved electrochemical properties relative to the homopolymers.
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Lipophilic and cationic triphenylphosphonium grafted linear polyethylenimine polymers for efficient gene delivery to mammalian cells

J. Material Chem. - 5 December, 2012 - 09:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25427-25436
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35243E, PaperR. Bansal, S. K. Tripathi, K. C. Gupta, P. Kumar
Cationic and lipophilic butyltriphenylphosphonium bromide has been tethered to lPEI, and the resulting BTP-g-lP polymers have been shown to deliver nucleic acids efficiently into mammalian cells.
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Pyrene-directed growth of nanoporous benzimidazole-linked nanofibers and their application to selective CO2 capture and separation

J. Material Chem. - 3 December, 2012 - 08:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25409-25417
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34922A, PaperMohammad Gulam Rabbani, Ali Kemal Sekizkardes, Oussama M. El-Kadri, Bilal R. Kaafarani, Hani M. El-Kaderi
Highly porous pyrene-derived benzimidazole-linked nanofibers exhibit very high CO2 and H2 binding affinities and a remarkable CO2 uptake and selectivity over methane and nitrogen making the fibers very attractive for use in hydrogen storage and post-combustion CO2 capture applications.
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Vacuum thermally evaporated polymeric zinc acrylate as an organic interlayer of organic/inorganic multilayer passivation for flexible organic thin-film transistors

J. Material Chem. - 27 November, 2012 - 07:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25395-25401
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34760A, PaperWon Min Yun, Jaeyoung Jang, Sooji Nam, Yong Jin Jeong, Lae Ho Kim, Seyeol Park, Sang Joon Seo, Chan Eon Park
Vacuum thermally evaporated polymeric zinc acrylate (pZA) was applied as an organic interlayer for the multilayer passivation of flexible OTFTs.
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Themed issue: nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage

J. Material Chem. - 27 November, 2012 - 07:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,24190-24194
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM90163C, EditorialK. Kalyanasundaram, M. Gratzel
Guest editors Michael Gratzel and Kuppuswamy Kalyanasundaram introduce this Journal of Materials Chemistry themed issue on nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage.
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Structural and defect properties of the LaPO4 and LaP5O14-based proton conductors

J. Material Chem. - 27 November, 2012 - 07:17

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25388-25394
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM32940A, PaperSatyajit Phadke, Juan C. Nino, M. Saiful Islam
Atomistic simulation techniques are used to perform a comparative study of intrinsic defects, dopant incorporation and protonic groups in two lanthanum phosphate compounds, namely, the orthophosphate (LaPO4) and the ultraphosphate (LaP5O14).
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Preparation of supported hydrodesulfurization catalysts with enhanced performance using Mo-based inorganic-organic hybrid nanocrystals as a superior precursor

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25340-25353
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34979E, PaperWei Han, Pei Yuan, Yu Fan, Gang Shi, Haiyan Liu, Danjiang Bai, Xiaojun Bao
Alumina-supported hydrodesulfurization catalysts with enhanced performance were prepared by using Mo-based inorganic-organic hybrid nanocrystals as a novel precursor.
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Midblock sulfonation of a model long-chain poly(p-tert-butylstyrene-b-styrene-b-p-tert-butylstyrene) triblock copolymer

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25262-25271
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35504C, PaperPruthesh H. Vargantwar, Molly C. Brannock, Steven D. Smith, Richard J. Spontak
A long-chain, model poly(p-tert-butylstyrene-b-styrene-b-p-tert-butylstyrene) triblock copolymer has been selectively midblock-sulfonated to different extents to yield network-forming amphiphilic materials capable of achieving substantial swelling.
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Influence of pH on the fluorescence properties of graphene quantum dots using ozonation pre-oxide hydrothermal synthesis

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25471-25479
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35471C, PaperFeng Yang, Meilian Zhao, Baozhan Zheng, Dan Xiao, Li Wu, Yong Guo
In this work, we chose ozonation pre-oxide hydrothermal as a model system, which showed advantages for obtaining GQDs with the specific fluorescence properties. The obtained GQDs possessed strong fluorescence with quantum yields from 3.18% to 9.48%.
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Temperature-triggered redox-degradable poly(ether urethane) nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25217-25226
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35186B, PaperYangyun Wang, Guolin Wu, Xiaomeng Li, Jiatong Chen, Yinong Wang, Jianbiao Ma
Temperature-triggered redox-degradable poly(ether urethane) nanoparticles were successfully prepared for controlled drug release.
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In situ growth synthesis of heterostructured LnPO4-SiO2 (Ln = La, Ce, and Eu) mesoporous materials as supports for small gold particles used in catalytic CO oxidation

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25227-25235
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35416K, PaperChengcheng Tian, Song-Hai Chai, Xiang Zhu, Zili Wu, Andrew Binder, J. Chris Bauer, Suree Brwon, Miaofang Chi, Gabriel M. Veith, Yanglong Guo, Sheng Dai
A general in situ growth method was successfully employed to prepare lanthanide phosphate-SiO2 mesostructured cellular foams (MCFs) (LnPO4-MCFs; Ln = La, Ce, and Eu; MCFs = SiO2).
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Solvothermal synthesis of nano-LiMnPO4 from Li3PO4 rod-like precursor: reaction mechanism and electrochemical properties

J. Material Chem. - 25 November, 2012 - 06:54

J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22,25402-25408
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34193J, PaperShi-Liu Yang, Ru-Guang Ma, Ming-Jun Hu, Liu-Jiang Xi, Zhou-Guang Lu, C. Y. Chung
A simple one-pot solvothermal approach is employed to synthesize LiMnPO4 (LMP) nanomaterials by using Li3PO4 nanorods and MnSO4[middle dot]H2O as the precursors.
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