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RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09166K, Paper
Sub-micron sized highly-crosslinked poly(ethyleneglycol dimethacrylate) (PEGDMA) microspheres supported nano-Au catalyst (PEGDMA@AuNP) was first successfully prepared through a one-step synthesis method at room temperature and ambient pressure, taking advantage of the...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09582H, Paper
Superhydrophobic surfaces have attracted tremendous attraction because of their novel aspects of surface physics and important applications ranging from self-cleaning materials to microfluidic devices. However, most artificial superhydrophobic surfaces easily...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA02533A, Communication
We found that a synthesized butyrolactone derivative(3BDO) in combination with CQ could elevate the Na+,K+-ATPase activity and decrease the expression of competing endogenous non-coding RNA TGFB2-OT1, giving rise to inhibitory...
Peng Du, Yan Yao, Ling Wang, Dongyu Xu, Zonghui Zhou, Shifeng Huang and Xin Cheng
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA01472K, Paper
Cyclic freeze-thaw has been recognized as one of the most primary factors leading to structure and function failure of concrete. Strain, which may have certain inherent advantages compared to traditional...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA13099B, Paper
D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS-1000) stabilized Ru(0) nanoparticles were prepared and characterized. These nanoparticles were employed to selectively hydrogenate α-pinene to cis-pinane, with a small amount of Na2CO3 present,...
Wen-ming Feng, Hui-hui Guo, Tao Xue, Xiang Wang, Cheng-wu Tang, Ying Bao, Hui Gong and Ge Cui
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA06681J, Paper
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a challenging disease featured by the consistent recurrence of inflammation, and associate with pancreas injury, necrosis and fibrosis. However, there are no effective therapies available for...
Luisa Pasti, Elisa Rodeghero, Elena Sarti, Valentina Bosi, Alberto Cavazzini, Roberto Bagatin and Annalisa Martucci
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA08872D, Paper
Adsorption equilibria of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)/toluene (TOL), and 1,2 dichloroethane (DCE)/MTBE binary mixtures in aqueous solution on ZSM-5 were measured over a wide range of concentrations. In comparison with...
Jakub Staroń, Dawid Warszycki, Rafał Kurczab, Grzegorz Satała, Ryszard Bugno, Adam Hogendorf and AJ Bojarski
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA08714K, Paper
A novel hybrid bioisostere generation/virtual screening method combined with narrowing of chemical space through similarity to compounds that are active at the second target was successfully applied for the development...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09471F, Paper
Reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/CuS/Au composite nanosheets were prepared herein via a two-step approach based on a simple hydrothermal reaction combined with an in situ reduction process. The rGO/CuS/Au composite nanosheets...
Sinem Tas, Bram Zoetebier, Mark Hempenius, G. Julius Vancso and Kitty Nijmeijer
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA11566G, Paper
Blend membranes of sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone) (SPEEK) and poly(arylene ether ketone) (PAEK) derivatives containing crown ether units in the main chain (CPAEK) were prepared and characterized in terms of...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA12920J, Paper
Cobalt-based nanocomposite (CoNC) has been prepared from recently reported single source molecular precursor (SSMP) [CoII(hep-H)(H2O)4]SO4 (A) (hep-H= 2-(2-hydroxylethyl) pyridine). The resulting nanocomposite material was characterized by using various physicochemical techniques...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09559C, Paper
Carbon deposition is a huge problem for most solid acid and base catalysts applied in organic catalytic reaction. Basic lithium phosphate catalyst used for the propylene oxide rearrangement is also...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09599B, Paper
A novel organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposite was established for the sustained release of analgesic. Adsorption by functionalized halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) and encapsulation by polyelectrolyte coatings (PECs) via the layer-by-layer(LBL) self-assembly of...
Stuart Thomas, Chia-Wei Chen, Manisha Kondiba, Chiu-Yen Wang, Hung-Wei Tsai, Zhiming Wang and Yu-Lun Chueh
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA05502H, Review Article
Chalcopyrite materials, in particular CuInS2 (CIS), CuInSe2 (CISe) and Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS), have drawn significant attention recently owing to their highly advantageous optical properties, making them well suited to their best...
Hom Nath Luitel, Shintaro Mizuno, Toshihiko Tani and Yasuhiko Takeda
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10713C, Paper
We have developed Ni2+, Er3+ codoped CaZrO3 broadband-sensitive upconverters that significantly broaden the sensitive range, and hence overcome the shortcoming of conventional Er3+ doped upconverters used for crystalline silicon (c-Si)...
ELISA PASSAGLIA, Francesca Cicogna, Giulia Lorenzetti, Stefano legnaioli, Maria Caporali, Manuel Serrano-Ruiz, Andrea Ienco and Maurizio Peruzzini
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10133J, Paper
Polystyrene-based phosphorene nanocomposites were prepared by a solvent blending procedure allowing the embedding of black phosphorus (BP) nanoflakes in the polymer matrix. Raman spectroscopy, X Ray Diffraction and TEM microscopy...
Chong Chen, Zuowang Wu, Yigen Que, Bingxue Li, Qirui Guo, Zhong Li, Lei Wang, Hui Wan and guofeng guan
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA03317B, Paper
A novel heterogeneous catalyst [HVIm-(CH2)3SO3H]HSO4@HKUST-1 (IL@HKUST-1), with both Lewis and Brønsted acid sites, was developed for the esterification of oleic acid with short-chain alcohols. HKUST-1 was chemically modified with ethanedithiol,...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09117B, Paper
By utilizing electrospun immiscible blend fibers of poly(butylene adipate) (PBA) and polystyrene (PS) and following coating by high glass transition temperature poly(4-tert-butylstyrene) (P4tBS), confined PBA specimens in nanometer space were...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA11678G, Paper
A general and easy method for the synthesis of several 2-substituted benzimidazoles from cyclization of o-diaminobenzenes and various aldehydes using CuI nanoparticles as a heterogeneous catalyst is described. Short reaction...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA06330F, Paper
A novel I- doped BiOBr/BiPO4 (I-BiOBr/BiPO4) heterostructure was constructed by a facile deposition-precipitation method using wide-band-gap BiPO4 nanorods as substrate. The as-prepared I-BiOBr/BiPO4 composite exhibited a notably enhanced photocatalytic performance...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA07086H, Paper
Papain was optimized to hydrolyze coconut cake protein isolates (CCPI) to produce peptides with high antioxidant activity. From the Response Surface Methodology generated model, the optimum conditions were using papain...
Mohammad Yazdizadeh, Mohammad Reza Jafari Nasr and Ali Akbar Safekordi
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10499A, Paper
Furfural is a poisonous, flammable compound that is widely used in the chemical industry. The main raw materials for producing furfural are "pentosan-rich plant" components, such as bagasse. In this...
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA07629G, Paper
We have successfully synthesized the InVO4 nanoparticles on the surface of WO3 nanoplates arrays on FTO substrate using a dipping-annealing method. The InVO4/WO3 film has 2 times higher photocurrent density...
Chika Fujisue, Tomofumi Kadoya, Toshiki Higashino, Ryonosuke Sato, Tadashi Kawamoto and Takehiko Mori
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA10606D, Paper
It has been known that organic charge-transfer complexes with a mix-stacked structure show transistor properties, and particularly complexes containing 7,7,8,8-tetracyano-p-quinodimethane (TCNQ) show air-stable n-channel transistor properties in the thin-film transistors,...
Kumbam Lingeshwar Reddy, Monika Rai, Neeraj Prabhakar, Riikka Arppe, S. B. Rai, Sunil Kumar Singh, Jessica M. Rosenholm and Venkata Krishnan
RSC Adv., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA07106F, Paper
Rare earth, Yb3+/Ho3+ doped NaYF4 nanophosphors showed augmentation of visible green and red light emission by the introduction of Mn2+ as a co-dopant. Nanophosphors were characterized for their morphology and...

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