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RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07146A, Paper
Porous Ti/SnO2-Sb2O3-CNT/PbO2 electrodes were successfully fabricated using thermal decomposition technique and electro-deposition technologies. Characterization experiments including Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Cyclic voltammertry (CV) Electrochemical...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07177A, Paper
Fully biodegradable poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) blends were prepared through a solution and casting method at very low PVA contents of 0.5 and 1 wt%. The effect of...
Hui-Jia Lu, Ying Li, Lin-Qun Zhang, Henan Li, Zhixin Zhou, an-ran Liu, Yuanjian Zhang and Songqin Liu
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07909H, Paper
The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is one of the crucial reactions in fuel cells and metal-air batteries. Heteroatom doped carbon spheres can be served as alternative low-cost non-metal electrocatalysts for...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04508H, Paper
The chemical stability of particles on reduced graphene oxide (RGO) nanosheets is an important issue for the RGO/particles hybrid materials. Here we report that the chemical stability of environmentally sensitive...
ruiyuan liu, Wanfu xu, Yaodong wang, zhiyong ke, Songyu li, Chunxia wang, Fangyin fang, Yichen Yan, fang deng, zhe xing and shao li
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02721G, Paper
Although a series of cationic polymers were designed and synthesized by various kinds of strategies, the lower transfection efficiency and higher cytotoxicity are still major problem for successful gene therapy....
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04663G, Paper
Hydroxyapatite/Magnesium core-shell nanostructures were synthesized by a simple and cost effective precipitation method without surfactant. The properties of the prepared samples were studied by using sophisticated analytical techniques. X-ray analysis...
Yuansheng Zheng, Hugh Gong and Yongchun Zeng
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA06049D, Paper
Electric field plays a key role in the electrospinning process. The electrospinning process is governed by the electric filed caused by the applied voltage between the spinneret and the collector....
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA06308F, Paper
Nitroaromatics are the principal components of explosives and the infamous environmental pollutants in organic synthesis industry. Although high sensitivity towards the detection of nitroaromatics have been demonstrated, selective and quantitative...
Mohammad Ali Kiani, Mohammad Safi Rahmanifar, Maher El-Kady, Richard B Kaner and Mir F Mousavi
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA08170J, Communication
Lithium ion batteries have become common in portable electronics; however, they still suffer from slow charging rates due to long ion diffusion pathways in conventional bulk materials. Using nanoparticles, instead...
Jie Gao, Tianlan Chen, Cheng Dong, Yanwei Jia, Pui-In Mak, Mang-I Vai and Rui P. Martins
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA08202A, Communication
A silane-based adhesion promoter suitable for multi-dielectric-layer coating on digital microfluidic chip is reported. It measures >100x improvement of chip lifetime via transforming the bonding of the dielectric layers (Ta2O5...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02750K, Paper
ABSTRACT: g-C3N4 and Bi2O3 were successfully incorporated into TiO2 nanotubes (TiO2-NT) to produce a composite nanotube material designated as g-C3N4/Bi2O3/TiO2. The photoelectrochemical (PEC) activity under visible light irradiation with respect...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07602A, Paper
With the help of in situ generation of sulfate anion, three heterometallic Ln(III)-K(I) sulfate and oxalate coordination polymers, formulated as [KLn(ox)(SO4)(H2O)] (ox = oxalate, Ln = Eu 1, Tb 2...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02803E, Paper
In this paper, specific electrochemical interaction between phenanthrene (Phe) and anthraquinone sulfonate (AQS) was firstly investigated by Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) and Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV). Poly diallyldimethylammonium chloride (PDDA) and...
Mutyala Naidu Ganivada, Pawan Kumar and Raja Shunmugam
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA06339F, Communication
Poly(ethylene glycol) functionalized with tetra-acetylene (PTETACT) and pentaerythritol (3-mercaptopropionic acid) (PETM) are cross-linked by a thiol-yne reaction to create robust, tuneable networks. A new class of unique gels is produced...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07444D, Paper
Core-shell nanowires, consisting of Co(CO3)0.5(OH)•0.11H2O cores (~80 nm in diameter and ~2 µm in length) and TiO2 shells (~20 nm in thickness), have been fabricated on various substrates via hydrothermal...
Shou-Kui Miao, Shuai Jiang, Jiao Chen, Yan Ma, Yu-Peng Zhu, Yang Wen, Miao-Miao Zhang and Wei Huang
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA06116D, Paper
Oxalic acid (H2C2O4), one of the most common organic acids in the Earth’s atmosphere, is expected to enhance the nucleation and growth of nanoparticles containing sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and water...
Jinlei Bian, Xue Qian, Bang Deng, Xiao-Li Xu, Xiaoke Guo, Yalou Wang, Xiang Li, Hao-Peng Sun, Qidong You and Xiaojin Zhang
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05919D, Paper
A number of novel NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) inhibitors were discovered from the ChmeDiv database via a simple protocol. Based on two reference NQO1 inhibitors, dicoumarol (DIC) and ES936, shape-based...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03367E, Paper
Organotin carboxylates are important catalysts in aliphatic urethane synthesis. They are widely used in two component urethane systems such as casting systems, high performance coatings and in the synthesis of...
Piotr Hanczyc, Adrian Justyniarski, Desta Gedefaw, Mats Andersson, Marek Samoc and Christian Müller
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA08302H, Paper
We report on the photophysical and optical properties of a polyfluorene derivative (PFO) and its binding to the amyloid-forming protein insulin. The complexation is based on weak supramolecular interactions between...
Rakesh K. Pandey, Md. Delwar Hossain, Takashi Sato, Utpal Rana, Satoshi Moriyama and Masayoshi Higuchi
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07217D, Paper
Fe(II)-, Co(II)- and Ni(II)-based metallo-supramolecular polymers with a three-dimensional (3D) hyperbranched structure (3D-polyFe, 3D-polyCo and 3D-polyNi) showed highly humidity-responsive ionic conductivity. The 3D polymers exhibited 10-100 times higher ionic conductivity...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07642K, Communication
An eco-friendly straightforward and efficient one-pot four-component protocol has been developed for the synthesis of naphtho[b]furan scaffolds in water-PEG-400 (6:1, v/v) at 80 °C from naphthanols, substituted β-nitrostyrenes, substituted benzaldehydes...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07663C, Communication
DFT calculations at various theory levels unequivocally show that conversion of 5-nitroisoxazolidines into b-lactams does not take place via a ring opening step (as was hitherto suggested), but takes place...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA09111J, Communication
A two-step synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted thiophenes from trans-2-aryl-3-nitrocyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxylates and 1,4-dithiane-2,5-diol is described. The nitrocyclopropane dicarboxylates when treated with boron trifluoride etherate formed aroylmethylidene malonates in situ through ring-opening followed by...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA09147K, Communication
Phosphine-catalyzed [4+1] annulation of Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH) carbonates with oxindole-derived α,β-unsaturated imines has been developed, giving the corresponding 1',2'-dihydrospiro[indoline-3,3'-pyrrol]-2'-yl)acrylates in moderate to good yields with moderate to good diastereoselectivities under mild...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA06969F, Review Article
3-Substituted-3-aminooxindoles have attracted the attention of organic and medicinal chemists because these motifs constitute the core structure of number of natural products and drug candidates. The catalytic potential of chiral...

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