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RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12134A, Paper
Novel carbon microspheres with tunable mesoporous structures and surface morphologies (CSFn) were synthesized via hydrothermal carbonization using carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) as carbon source and the triblock copolymer Pluronic F127 as a...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08261C, Paper
Flower-shaped microspheres (FSMPs) TiO2 were successfully prepared using a sol-hydrothermal technique. A facile tyrosine-reduced method was adopted to reduce the Ag precursor to Ag nanoparticles (NPs) on surface of as-prepared...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11068D, Paper
Sb-rich Sb2Se3 with hollow spherical morphology and Se-rich Sb2Se3 with rod-like shape were prepared by hydrothermal method using sodium borohydride as the reductant. It is found that the material with...
Yanming Hu, Zhongfu Zhao, Xue Bai, Xuecheng Yuan, Xuequan Zhang and Toshio Masudda
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11062E, Paper
Triarylborane-containing polyacetylene derivatives (2a–c) were synthesized by the polymerization of the corresponding monomers with Rh+(nbd)[C6H5B–(C6H5)3] catalyst. The anion sensing ability of 2a–c was examined by using tetra-n-butylammonium salts of a...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10685G, Paper
New building blocks based on 1,4-diketopyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole (DPP), 2,5-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-3,6-bis(5-[p-(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine-4'-yl) phenyl]thiophen-2-yl)pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4(2H,5H)-dione (M1) and 2,5-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-3,6-bis(4-[p-(2,2':6',2''-terpyridine-4'-yl) phenyl]phenyl)pyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4(2H,5H)-dione (M2) were synthesized with Suzuki Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction. In moderate condition, directed self-assembly polymerization by transition metal...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10312B, Paper
Organic hybrid solar cells with a large open-circuit voltage of up to above that of 1.5 V standard battery voltage was demonstrated by using blends of polypyrrole : Fe2O3•ZnO nanoparticles...
W.L. Li, T. D. Zhang, Yafei Hou, Y. Zhao., D. Xu, W. P. Cao and Weidong Fei
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08280J, Paper
The Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3(BZT-0.5BCT) thin films were prepared by two ceramics targets Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 and (Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 using a dual-magnetron sputtering, and LaNiO3 (LNO) seed layer was introduced between the film and Pt(111)/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09677K, Paper
Geometries, electronic and magnetic properties of the ApGe (Ap=Ac-Lr) diatoms are studied by first-principles density functional theory with relativistic effect being taken into accounts. The calculated natural populations of ApGe...
Krishnacharya Govindcharya Akamanchi and Pravin C Patil
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09934F, Communication
Parvaquone, an antiprotozoal agent against theileria parva, was synthesized in 33.8% overall yield by using cheap and commercial raw materials. Key intermediate, 2-cyclohexyl-1-naphthol was synthesized in 86% yield by cyclohexylation...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10474A, Paper
The reduced graphene oxide/SnO2/Au (rGO/SnO2/Au) hybrid nanomaterials have been prepared by a one-step hydrothermal process with a property of gas sensing at a relatively low operating temperature. The structure and...
Hongfei Liu, Kwadow Ansah-Antwi, Yadong Wang, June Ong, Soojin Chua and Dongzhi Chi
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09896J, Paper
Crystalline Bi2O3 thin films have been grown on Si and quartz substrates at 300 C in an atomic layer deposition (ALD) chamber using Bi(thd)3 (thd: 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionato) and H2O as precursors....
Lunzhao Yi, Naiping Dong, Shuting Shi, Baichuan Deng, Yonghuan Yun, Zhibiao Yi and Yi Zhang
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09860A, Paper
This paper introduces a new identification strategy of novel metabolic biomarkers for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We here combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) metabolic profiling with three partial least squares-discriminant analysis...
Marius Horch, Ana Filipa Pinto, Maria Andrea Mroginski, Miguel Teixeira, Peter Hildebrandt and Ingo Zebger
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11976B, Communication
Metal-induced histidine deprotonation may have tremendous effects on metalloprotein catalysis. Here, we explore protonation states of all active site histidines in superoxide reductase (SOR), a non-heme iron enzyme catalysing the...
Nongnuj Muangsin, Phruetchika Suvannasara and Nalena Praphairaksit
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09329A, Paper
Here, we proudly present an easy and stability one step to fabricate self-assembled nanofibers from modified chitosan. To obtain self-assembled, well-ordered nanofibers, we designed and synthesized stearic acid-4-carboxybenzenesulfonamide-N-trimethylchitosan by only...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12432D, Communication
Equilibrium adsorption of methane (CH4), C2+ gases (ethane (C2H6), ethylene (C2H4), propane (C3H8), and propylene (C3H6)), and carbon dioxide (CO2) was measured on a series of tbo-MOFs (topological analogues of...
Lin Tang, Guide Yang, Ye Cai, Guangming Zeng, Pucan Guo, Guiqiu Chen, Yaoyu Zhou, Jing Tang, Jun Chen and Weiping Xiong
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA08432B, Paper
Magnetic mesoporous carbon incorporated with polyaniline (PANI–Fe/OMC) was developed for enhanced adsorption and reduction of toxic Cr(VI) to non–toxic Cr(III). Several physicochemical techniques including TEM, FTIR and XPS analyses confirmed...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09804H, Communication
Highly fluorescent and an efficient ratiometric ‘turn on’ probe for Hg2+ and Al3+ based on quinazoline (1) has been designed and synthesized. Limit of detection (LOD) and association constants revealed...
Baowei Wang, Sihan Liu, Zongyuan Hu, Zhen-hua Li and Xinbin Ma
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12214C, Paper
Co3O4 catalyst was studied for the methanation in synthetic natural gas (SNG) production. Nanosized Co3O4 particles were prepared using a facile precipitation method. The different chemical valence states of Co...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10313K, Paper
Abstract The high strength and noble inertness of fluorinated graphene (FG) make it possess very up-and-coming neighborhood for its application in tribological world to reduce friction and save energy, yet...
Haoliang Huang, Zhenlin Luo, Yuanjun Yang, mengmeng Yang, Haibo Wang, Guoqiang Pan, yalin lu and Chen Gao
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09535A, Paper
Ultrathin Sm0.6Nd0.4NiO3-δ epitaxial films were deposited by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) onto LaAlO3 (LAO) single crystal substrates. The influence of growth oxygen pressure on the metal-insulator transition (MIT) was investigated....
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA12207K, Paper
In the present investigation, the sulphonated poly(etheretherketone)/strontium, cerium co-substituted hydroxyapatite (S-PEEK/Sr,Ce-HAp) composite coating is obtained on the high energy low current DC electron beam (HELCDEB) treated 316L stainless steel (316L...
Yuya Tachibana, Junko Torii, Ken-ichi Kasuya, Masahiro Funabashi and Masao Kunioka
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11636D, Paper
The development of bio-based plastics is an important research area because of its contribution to environmental preservation. Herein, we evaluated the properties of a bio-based epoxy resin synthesised using 2,2-bis(4-glycidyloxyphenyl)propane...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA10669E, Paper
Phenylpentazole (PhN5) and its derivatives with 1-3 electron donating substituents (-OH, -OCH3, -OC2H5 and -N(CH3)2) were studied using the density functional theory. The pyrolysis mechanism and effects of substituents on...
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09791B, Paper
A sensitive label-free immunosensor adopting a novel signal amplification strategy was proposed for electrochemical detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Firstly, a novel composite film consisted of multi-walled carbon nanotubes...
Chen Zhang, Guangming Zeng, Dan-Lian Huang, Cui Lai, Chao Huang, Ning-Jie Li, Piao Xu, Min Cheng, Yaoyu Zhou, Wang-wang Tang and Xiaoxiao He
RSC Adv., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09563D, Paper
A cutinase loaded nanoporous gold-polyethyleneimine (NPG-PEI) was fabricated for the application in simultaneous removal of DEHP and Pb(II) from contaminated water. The thermal stability, acid and alkali resistance, storage stability...

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