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RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12749H, Communication
Based on two newly synthesized terpyridine-(1-methyl-pyridiniums) and their metallo-complexes, the exchangeable self-assembled behaviours of metallo-bisviologens with dibenzo-24-crown-8 ether (DB24C8) are comprehensively investigated.
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10942B, Paper
In this paper, we demonstrated a room-temperature acetone gas sensor based on tin dioxide (SnO2)-reduced graphene oxide (RGO) hybrid composite film. The SnO2-RGO composite film sensor was fabricated on PCB...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09147G, Paper
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxylthiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) has been investigated as thermoelectric (TE) materials extensively. Post-treatment using various solvents have been used to improve its TE performance. Nevertheless, the effect of using mixed co-solvents...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08969C, Paper
Based on a series of asymmetrical Schiff base H2Ln (n = 1-4) ligands with different electronic and steric effects, a series of [Mn(Ln)Cl] complexes 1-4 are obtained and shown to...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13261K, Paper
A total of 76 bacterial isolates were screened for biosurfactant activity using 16 different high throughput screening methods. Based on phenotypic characteristics, 16S rDNA sequencing and FAME profiling, isolate BS02,...
Keyla T Soto, Rolando Guzmán-Blas, Edwin Omar Ortiz-Quiles, Esteban Rosim Fachini, Juan Corchado-García, Eduardo Larios, Beatriz Zayas, Miguel Jose - Yacaman and Carlos Raul Cabrera
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13267J, Paper
Many studies have used nanoscale zero valent iron (nZVI) nanoparticles to remove redox-sensitive metals (e.g., As, Cr, U, Se, Ni, Cu) from aqueous systems by absorption or reduction processes. However,...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10797G, Paper
Degradation of 2, 4-dichlorophenol (2, 4-DCP) in wastewater was conducted in a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor coupled with TiO2 photocatalysis. The main advantage of the system is that ultraviolet...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08283D, Paper
A series of Ca4Y6O(SiO4)6:Eu2+, Mn2+ phosphors are synthesized by a solid state method. Ca4Y6O(SiO4)6:Eu2+, Mn2+ can be excited at wavelength ranging from 250 to 500 nm, which is well matched...
Mauro Comes-Franchini, erica locatelli, Ilaria Monaco, Letizia Sambri, Elia Matteucci, Andrea Baschieri, Paolo Zani, David Colecchia, Federica Sasdelli, Mario Chiariello and Maria Naddaka
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12936A, Communication
Recently the use of phosphorescent heavy-metal complexes in bioimaging techniques is a promising research field and has been attracted increasing interest. Among these, phosphorescent Iridium (III) complexes have shown many...
Guo-Feng Zhang, Matthew Aldred, Ze-Qiang Chen, Tao Chen, Xiang-Gao Meng and Ming-Qiang Zhu
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10067K, Communication
A general approach for the synthesis of dibenzofulvene-based derivatives is demonstrated. The bisanthracene modified dibenzofulvene (F-DAn) exhibits efficient piezofluorochromic property with the fluorescence reversibly altered between green (536 nm) and...
Seung Jin Chae, Yong Hwan Kim, Tae Hoon Seo, Dinh Loc Duong, Seung Mi Lee, Min-Ho Park, Eun Sung Kim, Jung Jun Bae, Si Young Lee, Hyun Jeong, E Suh, Cheol Woong Yang, Mun Seok Jeong and Young Hee Lee
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12557F, Paper
We report high-quality GaN crystal grown directly on graphene layers without a buffer layer by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition. Photoluminescence and Raman spectra reveal that GaN crystal grown on graphene...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11914B, Paper
The extraction and purification of lipids from the microalgae Chlorella vulgaris have been investigated. First, a mixture of hexane and ethanol was used to extract lipids from the algal biomass....
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08147A, Paper
A biocompatible and biodegradable hydrogel based on a natural polysaccharide was prepared and characterized to evaluate its applicability as effective carrier for controlled protein delivery. The hydrogel exhibited significant pH-sensitivity...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12211A, Paper
Here in we demonstrate, for the first time, the effects of highly luminescent alkylamine-capped semiconductor cadmium telluride quantum dots (CdTe QDs) dispersion on the optical, electrical, thermal properties and supramolecular...
Sabrina Castellano, G Sbardella, Ciro Milite, Monica Viviano and Donatella Rescigno
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13392G, Paper
An efficient and gram-scale continuous-flow protocol for the synthesis of the privileged structure 3,4-dihydro-5H-benzo[e][1,4]diazepin-5-one is reported. If compared to the traditional metal mediated non-catalytic reduction procedure, this approach is high...
Wei-Guang Wang, Jian-Wei Tang, Yi-Ming Shi, Xue Du, Xiao-Nian Li, Hai-Yan Wu, Hua-Yi Jiang, Yan Li, Jian-Xin Pu and Han-Dong Sun
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12704H, Communication
Laxiflorol A (1), an unprecedented 7,8:15,16-di-seco-15-nor-21-homo-ent-kauranoid and its precursor analogue, laxiflorol B (2), were isolated from the leaves of Isodon eriocalyx var. laxiflora. The absolute configuration of 1 was determined...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13389G, Paper
The durability of a fuel cell electrode was improved by using a boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrode support. BDD was synthesized by a size-controllable electrostatic self-assembly method (ESA). Moreover, the morphological...
Bozena Sikora, Krzysztof Fronc, Izabela Kaminska, Kamil Koper, Mateusz Chwastyk, Piotr Stępień, Wojciech Paszkowicz, Tomasz Wojciechowski, Kamil Sobczak and Danek Elbaum
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13011A, Paper
Early diagnosis remains an important problem of cancer treatment strategies. There is therefore a great need for cancer detection tests that are fast, inexpensive and do not require sophisticated laboratory...
Yong Ma, Pei-Yang Gu, feng Zhou, Huilong Dong, Youyong Li, Qingfeng Xu, Jian-Mei Lu and Wanli Ma
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12893A, Paper
A new p-π conjugated small molecule 2-[(Pyridin-4-ylmethylene)-amino]-6-(N'-pyridin-4-ylmethylene-hydrazino)-benzo[de]isoquinoline-1,3-dione (2PyNI) was synthesized, characterized and fabricated into memory devices. Device ITO/2PyNI/Au (1) showed volatile memory effect, while device ITO/2PyNI/Al (2) showed Write Once...
Chi-Lin Li, Chih-Ching Huang, Arun Prakash Periasamy, Prathik Roy, Wei-Cheng Wu, Chia-Lun Hsu and Huan-Tsung Chang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11704B, Paper
We have developed a simple assay for sensing of cobalt ions (Co2+), based on the analyte induced photoluminescence (PL) quenching of carbon dots (C-dots). The C-dots (mean diameter 3.6 ±...
Mingsuo Zhang, Beibei Chen, Hua Tang, Guogang Tang, Changsheng Li, Lin Chen, Hongmei Zhang and Qing Zhang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09261A, Paper
FeS2 (pyrite)/reduced graphene oxide (FeS2/RGO) heterojunction was synthesized by a facile and effective hydrothermal method. X-ray diffraction proved the high purity of the as-prepared product, both the scanning electron microscopy...
Xiao-Chi Ma, Chao Wang, Guang-Bo Ge, Chun-Zhi Ai, Jing Ning, James Y. Hong, Xiaoge Tian, Yongxv Cai, Jie Hou, Hongzhi Sun, Xiaokui Huo and Kexin Liu
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09819F, Communication
3-epideacetycinobufagin (EDCB) was found to be a highly isoform-specific probe substrate for 3-glucuronidation mediated by UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B7 (UGT2B7). The probe reaction was well-characterized, and our results strongly suggest that EDCB...
Chongfeng Guo, Dong He, Sha JIANG, Niumiao Zhang, Chang-kui Duan, Min Yin and Ting Li
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11771A, Paper
The Yb3+/Er3+ ions co-doped NaLnTiO4 (Ln = Y, Gd) up-conversion (UC) phosphors were successfully synthesized by sol-gel method. The phase purity and the structure of the samples were characterized by...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12229A, Paper
The study describes the synthesis of lignin sulfonate polymer based on emulsion polymerization from lignin sulfonate and the adsorption property of the lignin sulfonate polymer to dye. Fourier transform infrared...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11257A, Communication
A novel concept to evaluate desalination performance in capacitive deionization (CDI) is proposed called the CDI Ragone plot. The plot can allows for intuitive acquisition of deionization capacity (mg/g), rate...

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