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RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06324D, Paper
D-A-π-A dyes have exhibited several excellent advantages including optimized energy levels, distinct improvement of photovoltaic performance and stability. By modulating the auxiliary acceptor and acceptor unit, the efficiency of D-A-π-A...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10934A, Paper
An enhanced contrast in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with high specificity and low toxicity is of great importance in the accurate diagnosis and delineation of gliomas for improved outcomes. In...
Qingyang Li, Zhongbao Feng, Jinqiu Zhang, Peixia Yang, Fenghuan Li and Maozhong An
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09421B, Paper
Nanocrystalline zinc coatings are produced through pulse reverse electrodeposition in acid sulfate electrolyte with polyacrylamide (PAM) as the only additive and characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), atomic force...
FengMei Yang, Weiwei Sun, YuHan Li, Haiyan Yuan, Zhiyong Dong, HuanHuan Li, Jumei Tian, Yiying Zheng and Jingping Zhang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06170E, Paper
The electrochemical properties of three isotopic Li2FePO4F compounds, as cathode materials under different space groups Pbcn, PĪ and Pnma were investigated using first principle calculations. Their structures, average open circuit...
Jianmin Shen, Gang Huang, Xing Zhou, Jin Zou, Yang Yang, Yan-Fang Chen and Sheng-Kang Men
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09657F, Paper
A variety of graphene oxide-based magnetic nanocomposites have been developed based on the purpose for biomedical applications. However, their safety is still unclear in vivo. Here, two nanocomposites of ultrafine...
Haizhu Yu, Can Li, Bai-Hua Chen, Chu-Ting Yang, Dongrui Wang, Yao Fu, Sheng Hu and Zhi-Min Dang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08264H, Paper
The structural parameters of uranyl complexes may provide important hints for understanding the electronic structures of the U-X (ligand) bond. The present study aims to find out a reliable theoretical...
Jian GU, Mingjun Hu, Qiuquan Guo, Zhifeng Ding, Xueliang Sun and Jun Yang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10011E, Communication
A facile and high-yield hydrothermal method for synthesizing the graphene quantum dots (GQDs) from glucose was presented. The GQDs, with fluorescence quantum yield (FL QY) of 44.3%, demonstrate strong green...
Hieronim Maciejewski, Joanna Karasiewicz, Michal Dutkiewicz, Marek Nowicki and Łukasz Majchrzycki
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA07392D, Paper
Fluorofunctional silanes, polysiloxanes and silsesquioxanes have been employed for the modification of glass surface in order to determine their influence on hydrophobic properties. Moreover, to increase hydrophobicity of the surface,...
Okba BELAHSSEN, Abdelouahed chala, Hachemi BEN TEMAM and Sai Benramache
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08326A, Communication
This paper presents corrosion and wear behavior of the plasma-nitrided 32CrMoV13 steel. Untreated and plasma nitrided samples were tested. The structure of layers was determined by X-ray diffraction, the morphology...
Zonghai Shi, Yunshan Zhou, Lijuan Zhang, Cuncun Mu, Haizhou Ren, Sadaf ul Hassan, Di Yang and Hafiz Asif
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09384D, Paper
This is an Accepted Manuscript, which has been through the RSC Publishing peer review process and has been accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts are published online shortly after acceptance. This version of the article will be replaced by the fully edited, formatted and proof read Advance Article as soon as this is available.
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09379H, Paper
The heterogeneous cascade reaction of 2-halobenzoic acids and amidines was achieved in DMF at 60 °C in the presence of 10 mol% of MCM-41-immobilized tridentate nitrogen copper(I) complex [MCM-41-3N-CuI] using...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09285F, Paper
Previous investigations have shown high toxicity of cantharidin to many insects especially lepidopteran. However, its use in a higher dose for pest management has raised serious environmental concerns. Therefore, its...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09073J, Paper
As far as the longitudinal relaxivity (r1) to be concerned, gadolinium ions (Gd3+)-based MRI contrast modified by traditional carriers seem to be not far superior to the clinically used Magnevist....
Qian Niu, Bing Li, Xiaoliang Xu, Xiaojun Wang, Qian Yang, Yangyue Jiang, Yingwen Chen, Shemin Zhu and Shubao Shen
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA07538B, Paper
In this paper, five types of catalysts, (i.e.SnO2/PdO/γ-Al2O3 , CuO/PdO/γ-Al2O3 , PdO/γ-Al2O3, CuO/SnO2/γ-Al2O3 and CuO/SnO2/PdO/γ-Al2O3 catalysts) were prepared by multiple step impregnation for the catalytic combustion of benzene. The catalysts...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09215E, Paper
The riboflavin (R) and poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAM) hybrid hydrogels are prepared using the free radical polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide in presence of N, N/-methylene bisacrylamide as cross linker for 1, 2...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11149D, Paper
Organic dyes two-photon absorption-induced frequency up-converted fluorescence (UCF) excited under laser have been used in biological imaging and optical physics. Laser need higher level equipments that limit the application of...
Xuan-Xuan Zhao, Xin-Peng Chen, Shi-Li Shen, Dong-Peng Li, Shuai Zhou, Ze-Quan Zhou, Yu-Hao Xiao, Gang Xi, Jun-Ying Miao and Bao-Xiang Zhao
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA07555B, Paper
We developed a rhodamine-rhodanine-based pH probe with pKa = 4.85 in buffer solution. The fluorescent intensity exhibited strong pH-dependent performance and responded linearly to minor pH fluctuations within the range...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11119B, Communication
A reversible interconversion-cycle, making use of the multiple dynamic properties of bisacylhydrazones is presented. It features photo-, metallo- and thermo-induced configurational and conformational changes and involves reversible cation binding and...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00919C, Paper
Phase separation within polymer membranes is studied by Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD). The polymers are composed of hydrophobic backbone A beads to which side chains are attached. The side chains...
Sheng Li, Yazhou Wang, Jingxia Qiu, Min Ling, Haihui Wang, Wayde Neil Martens and Shanqing Zhang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09699A, Communication
A facile and up-scalable wet-mechanochemical process is designed for fabricating ultra-fine SnO2 nanoparticles anchored on graphene networks for use as anode materials for sodium ion batteries. A hierarchical structure of...
Xiu Wang, Zhaoquan Bian, Chengchao Chu, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Shenguang Ge, Mei Yan, Jinghua Yu and Xianrang Song
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08896D, Paper
We reported here the synthesis of glucose oxidase-encapsulated nanogold hollow microspheres (GOx-GHS). The GOx-GHS showed excellent catalytic performance to the reduction reaction procedure of glucose, and the nanogold on the...
Caicai Lu, Bingqiang Li, Na Liu, Guolin Wu, Hui Gao and Jianbiao Ma
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08871A, Paper
A pH-responsive polypeptide nanogel was prepared via hydrazone self-crosslinking under mild conditions. Zwitterionic sulfobetaine was introduced to the polypeptide by aminolysis reaction of polysuccinimide with N,N-dimethylaminopropylamine, and the subsequent ring-opening...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06013J, Paper
This paper reports a simple and fast approach for the construction of a novel glucose biosensor based on the electro polymerization of a Poly-L-arginine film (P-L-Arg) onto functionalized multiwalled carbon...
J M Shreeve, Venugopal Thottempudi, Jiaheng Zhang and Chunlin He
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10821C, Communication
5, 5’-Diamino-3,3’-azo-1,2,4-oxadiazole (3) was synthesized by reacting 3,5-diamino-1,2,4-oxadiazole with potassium permanganate in the presence of an organic solvent. Nitration of 5-amino-3-azo-1,2,4-oxadiazole gave rise to the 1,2,4-oxadiazolone (4) directly rather than...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA07235A, Review Article
The production of excess sludge by biological wastewater treatment processes has been a serious issue for the operation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) on both economic and environmental sides. To...

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