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RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12946F, Communication
A paper based microfluidic device is fabricated that can rapidly detect very low concentration of As3+ ions using gold nanosensor, Au-TA-TG. This simple but efficient system develops a visible bluish-black...
Yi-Jung Tsai, Chun-Yu Ouyang, Shi-Yuan Ma, Dong-Yu Tsai, Hsueh-Wei Tseng and Yi-Chun Yeh
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12805B, Communication
This study used the biomolecule, eumelanin, as an agent for the reduction of metal ions. Our results demonstrate the effectiveness of synthesizing diverse metal nanoparticles through the use of recombinant...
Juntao Tang, Yang Song, Richard M Berry and Kam C Tam
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09043H, Communication
A simple and green approach to produce cellulose nanocrystal@polyrhodanine (CNC@PR) core-shell nano-particles via in-situ polymerization is proposed. The core-shell nanoparticles displayed reversible colour change in response to pH, confirming their...
Lingliang Long, Lin Wang, Liping Zhou, Yanjun Wu, Chi Zhang, Zhixiang Han, Junli Wang and Zulin Da
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10633D, Paper
A simple and efficient ratiometric fluorescent probe 1 for hypochlorite has been rationally constructed based on a novel hypochlorite promoted oxidation of N-alkylpyridinium reaction. Notably, this oxidation reaction was firstly...
Yongqi Sun, Zuotai Zhang, Sridhar Seetharaman, Lili Liu and Xidong Wang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10261D, Paper
This study proposed an emerging method to prepare the syngas using integrated low temperature biomass gasification combined with heat recovery from hot slags. A series of non-isothermal and isothermal gasification...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13017K, Paper
A three-component reaction of 16-electron half-sandwich complex Cp*Co(S2C2B10H10) (2) towards methyl diazoacetate (MDA) and toluenesulphonyl azide (TsN3) gave di-inserted products Cp*Co(S2C2B10H10)(C–CO2Me) (CHCO2Me)(NHTs) (3) and Cp*Co(S2C2B10H10)(CHCO2Me) (CHCO2Me)(N3Ts) (4), whereas MDA and...
Lukas Rudolf Zielke, Arne Fallisch, Nils Paust, Roland Zengerle and Simon Thiele
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12402B, Paper
Current collectors in PEM water electrolysis perform several functions that influence overall performance. These include conducting heat and electrons, as well as transporting water and gas. X-ray tomography, standardized reconstruction,...
Yin Long, Xiaosong Du, Yang Wang, Jinzhu Zhao, Huiling Tai, Xianzhong Tang and Yadong Jiang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11525B, Paper
Two strong hydrogen-bond acidic (HBA) polymers DKAP and PLF, including fluorinated phenol and fluorinated alcohol functional group respectively in the siloxane-based polymer structures, were coated onto 434 MHz surface acoustic...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10801A, Paper
Cancer theranostics, the ability to simultaneous cancer diagnose and treatment, has become one of the major driving forces in nanobiotechnology. In the present work, a multifunctional system, methylene blue-incorporated folate-functionalized...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10478A, Paper
Hemicelluloses are among the most abundant renewable polymers in nature and their processing into biodegradable polymeric materials via extrusion was recently disclosed as a novel technique as an alternative to...
Dohyuk Yoo, Woohyun Son, Seyul Kim, Jung Joon Lee, Seung Hwan Lee, Hyang Hee Choi and Jung Hyun Kim
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09587A, Paper
We have investigated the thickness-dependent change in the thermoelectric properties of nanofilms of the conducting polymer, PEDOT:PSS. Films with varying thickness were prepared by spin coating the polymer solution at...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08271K, Paper
The development of high performance p-type dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) is essential for producing tandem configurations that can overcome the theoretical limitations of single-junction DSSCs. This study evaluates a...
Prasanta Kumar Bera, Prathibha Kumari, Sayed H. R. Abdi, Noor-ul H. Khan, Rukshana I Kureshy, Subramanian Palani Sivagnana and Hari Chand Bajaj
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09237F, Paper
A series of amino alcohol derived Schiff base ligands L1-L4 were synthesised and characterized. Iron complexes of these ligands [FeL1(acac)], [FeL2(acac)], [FeL¬3(acac)] and [FeL¬4(acac)] were generated in situ to catalyze...
Jong Seob Choi, Sunwoong Bae, Kyung Hoon Kim, Jaoon Y.H. Kim, Sang Jun Sim and Tae Seok Seo
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09730K, Paper
A hemispherical perforated microwell structure was presented for efficient capture of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii) at single cell level, cultivation to form colonies, and retrieval of the colonies to serve...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10958A, Communication
For the first time we develop a novel strategy toward large-scale facile synthesis of hierarchically porous graphitic carbon nitride (hp-g-CN) by polymerization of melamine monomers using ammonium persulfate as an...
Jianxiang Wu, Yilong Gao, Wei Zhang, Yueyue Tan, Aomin Tang, Yong Men and bohejin tang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10577J, Communication
The new solid acidic ionic liquid polymer (PIL) has been synthesized through the copolymerization of acidic ionic liquid oligomers and divinylbenzene (DVB). Its oxidation activities were investigated through oxidating benzothiophene....
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11140K, Paper
A detailed study has been carried out on the structural, dielectric and impedance properties of polycrystalline p-type SnS thin films grown on transparent conducting oxide (TCO) coated glass substrates from...
Richard James Patrick Driscoll, Daniel Wolverson, John M Mitchels, Jonathan Skelton, Steve Parker, Marco Molinari, Imran Rauf Khan, David Geeson and Geoffrey Allen
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09361E, Paper
In the fields of nuclear forensics, geology and environmental science, it is important to be able to rapidly identify an unknown sample of uranyl mineral. Raman spectroscopy provides a fast,...
Jun Zhang, Sheng Yan, Gursel Alici, Nam-Trung Nguyen, Dino Di Carlo and Weihua Li
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13075H, Paper
In this paper we propose a novel hybrid microfluidic device which, for the first time, integrates and fully couples both dielectrophoresis (DEP) and inertial focusing. A DEP force is coupled...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10018B, Paper
In the present study, synthesis of titania (titanium dioxide, TiO2) nanoparticles, which show light absorption characteristics in the ultraviolet region, was successfully achieved in the CTAB micelle nanoreactors at room...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11705K, Paper
Macrocage molecules with a bridged phenylene have been reported as molecular gyrotops, in which the phenylene moiety can rotate even in the crystalline state. The roles of the atoms in...
Pichaya Pattanasattayavong, Maria Sigletou, Emmanuel Kymakis, Emmanuel Stratakis, Feng Yan, Vasilis Gregoriou, Thomas D Anthopoulos and Christos Chochos
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11487F, Paper
It is presented that the introduction of an alkyne linkage could be an important tool for fine-tuning the electronic and optoelectronic properties of certain donor-acceptor (D-A) conjugated polymers. Extensive optoelectronic...
Sílvia C. Nunes, C. B. Ferreira, Rute Ferreira, Luis Antonio Dias Carlos, Marta Ferro, Joao Mano, Paulo Almeida and Veronica de Zea Bermudez
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11300D, Paper
A novel room-temperature white light emitter amide-cross linked alkyl/siloxane hybrid material (amidosil A) was produced by self-organization through the rational design of the precursor. This hybrid displays a highly complex...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11293H, Paper
A simple, one-step process for the simultaneous self-assembly of organo-layered double hydroxides and the adsorption of the non-ionic dye disperse violet 28 in a system was realized by adding raw...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09766A, Paper
SnO2@Co3O4 p-n heterostructure nanotubes have been obtained for the first time via precursor naofibers and subsequent annealing. The structure and properties of heterostructure nanotubes were characterized using various analysis methods....

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