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Xian Zhang, Jianqiao He, Wei Chen, Chao Wang, Zheng Chong, Jianhua Lin, Xia Zhang and Fu Qiang Huang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06663D, Paper
Microcrystalline Pb2P2S6 powder was synthesized via a traditional melting salt method with KI or LiBr/KBr mixture (mole ratio is 3/2) acting as flux. The nanostructured Pb2P2S6 powder was further synthesized...
Jintao Lin, Shuangyue Li, Mingzhong Sun, Cuili Zhang, Wenbo Yang, Zehui Zhang, Xiaojie Li and Shao Li
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA01453G, Paper
The economical production of biodiesel from lignocellulose hydrolysates requires a robust D-xylose fermentation path. The present work found that Lipomyces starkeyi AS 2.1560 and Rhodosporidium toruloides AS 2.1389 could produce...
Anindita Chakraborty, Ramachandran Krishna Kumar, Sharma SRK Chaitanya Yamijala, Swapan Pati and Tapas Kumar Maji
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06183G, Communication
A hexanuclear Cu(I) cluster {Cu3(L)2}2 (1) based on a novel tripodal linker (L) has been synthesized. 1 shows intense emission (λmax= 560 nm) with lifetime <τ> = 224 μS and...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06083K, Paper
In this article, the interaction between [(6-p-cymene)Ru(benzaldehyde-N(4)-phenylthiosemicarbazone)Cl]Cl anticancer drug and human serum albumin (HSA) was investigated systematically under the physiological conditions by using some spectroscopic methods (UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence...
Chi-Lun Mai, Thomas Moehl, Yongjoo Kim, Feng-Yi Ho, Pascal Comte, Po-Cheng Su, Chia-Wei Hsu, Fabrizio Giordano, Aswani Yella, Shaik M Zakeeruddin, Chen-Yu Yeh and Michael Grätzel
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA07304E, Communication
A series of novel and simple metal-free organic dyes MS1-MS3 have been designed and synthesized, and their optical, electrochemical, and photovoltaic properties were investigated. The molecular structures are based on...
Yingjie Zhang, Mohan Bhadbhade, Jason R. Price, Inna Karatchevtseva, David Collison and Gregory R Lumpkin
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06970F, Communication
A novel method to prepare a uranyl polyborate, based on a crystal transformation from an orientationally disordered Na-U28 to a nano-clustered sodium uranyl polyborate, has been developed. The new Na-U28...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06922F, Paper
The ordered mesoporous silica SBA-15 with different pore size and organic groups (-SH, -NH2, -COOH) were synthesized. The adsorption of (-)-Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) from green tea extract (GTE) was conducted...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06086E, Paper
Here, we report a special rod in tube nanostructure TiO2 was prepared by a moderate esterification reaction. The morphology evolution with reaction time was observed by FSEM and FETEM. Comparing...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04166F, Paper
The Coordination Polymer (CP) of bis(3-pyridyl)butanediamide with Cu(ClO4)2 is a 2D network (CP-3-Cu), which showed two-fold parallel interpenetration; whereas with Cd(ClO4)2 is a 1D network with rectangular loops (CP-4-Cd). The...
Suresh S, Kesavan T, Munaiah Y, Arulraj I, Dheenadayalan Subbaraju and P Ragupathy
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA05946H, Paper
In order to achieve maximum efficiency and long life time of zinc bromine flow battery (ZBB), deposition and dissolution of zinc during the charging and discharging processes respectively is necessary...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06445C, Paper
Buckypapers represent an attractive form of macroscopic material of carbon nantubes with promising applications in electronics, microfilters, and composites, etc. The deposition of metal nanoparticles on buckypaper can further endow...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA05035E, Communication
This study presents a new ligand exchange method for cetyl trimethylammonium bromide/chloride (CTAB/C) stabilised gold nanoparticles. It has been shown that the resulting thiol-coated nanoparticles remained colloidally stable in aqueous...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04292A, Paper
This paper reports on the derivatisation, reduction efficiency, reduction mechanism and cytotoxicity of green tea polyphenol-reduced graphene oxide (GTP-RGO). The reduction of graphene oxide (GO) at 90°C using a weight...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA05436A, Paper
Multivalent glycopolymers containing three different glucose pendant spacer lengths to the polymer back bone having various weight percentages of covalently bonded glucose moieties were obtained by deacetylation of acetylated polymers...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA05625F, Paper
The use of CeCl3.7H2O in polyethyleneglycol 400 (PEG-400), as an efficient and eco-friendly promoter system for the convenient synthesis of 5-sulfenyl tetrazoles derived from indoles and pyrroles, is reported. The...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA05687F, Paper
Two new phenyl capped cyclopenta[c]chalcogenophenes (PhCPTPh and PhCPSPh) were synthesized by zirconocene mediated coupling and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction (SCXRD). Replacement of sulfur by selenium destabilized the HOMO...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA05076B, Paper
Graphene network (GN) was synthesized by a two-step chemical vapor deposition (CVD), involving the thermal annealing sputter-coated Cu film to form Cu network by annealing for CVD deposition of graphene...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03723E, Paper
TiO2 microspheres with solid, core-shell and hollow chambers were synthesized by facile solvothermal alcoholysis. These TiO2 microspheres were encapsulated between two TiO2 films comprised of tiny nanoparticles and used as...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03560G, Paper
In recent years, magnetic and luminescent nanoparticles (NPs) have attracted considerable attention recently because of their potential applications in nanomedicine. In this study, bimodal ultrafine polyethylene glycol (PEG) -capped gadolinium...
Roland Feiner, Nikolaus Schwaiger, Hannes Pucher, Lisa Ellmaier, Michael Derntl, Peter Pucher and Matthäus Siebenhofer
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03487B, Paper
Liquefaction of biochar from liquid-phase pyrolysis was carried out in the solvent Tetralin. Tetralin is able to act as hydrogen donor during liquefaction of biochar and is itself rearranged to...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA04554H, Paper
BaTiO3 and 1.5mol %AlN/BaTiO3 (AlN/BT) piezoceramics were prepared via a conventional solid-state reaction method. The effects of sintering temperature on the phase structure, preferential orientation degree of Al3+-N3- pairs and...
Su-Ying Xu, Hui-Chen Wang, Stephen E. Flower, John S Fossey, Yun-Bao Jiang and Tony D James
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA07331B, Communication
Palladium catalysed, aryl boronic acid homocoupling, is explored as a fluorescence sensing regime for saccharides. The catalytic formation rate of fluorescent bi-aryls, under control of a palladium catalyst, is modulated...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA07003H, Communication
We have used Density Functional Theory (DFT) to study a three step atomic layer deposition (ALD) of copper. The technique holds promise for deposition of other transition metals.
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA05929H, Communication
A new and one-pot version of the Gabriel phthalimide amine synthesis utilizing carbonyl compounds as alkylating agents via their tosylhydrazone surrogates is disclosed. The alkylation involves copper catalysed carbene insertion...
Na Na, Fangfang Wang, Jinjiu Huang, Caixia Niu, Chunna Yang, Zhehai Shang, Feifei Han and Jin Ouyang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA05095A, Communication
Here we used an aggregation induced emission (AIE) molecule, 9,10-bis[4-(3-sulfonatopropoxyl)-styryl]anthracene sodium salt (BSPSA), to act as a highly selective and sensitive fluorescent chemosensor for the detection of aluminium ion (Al3+)....

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