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Chao Xiong, Niang Liang, Hualiang An, Xinqiang Zhao and Yanji Wang
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA21125E, Paper
Self-condensation of n-butyraldehyde is one of the important processes for the industrial production of 2-ethylhexanol. The catalytic performance of some solid acids such as γ-Al2O3 and molecular sieves for the...
Chaozhu Shu, Rui Huang, jia wang and Dang Sheng Su
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA24880A, Communication
A Li-O2 battery with boron carbide (B4C) based electrode presented a discharge-recharge voltage gap of 1.11 V, which is 550 mV smaller than that of Super P based Li-O2 battery....
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA16139H, Paper
The continuous liquid phase Friedel-Crafts acylation of furan with acetic anhydride was first carried out in a fixed-bed reactor over H-beta zeolite. A three-level, four-variable Box-Benkhen design combined with response...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA12947H, Paper
A multi-component mesoporous core-shell structured nanocatalyst was prepared via encapsulation of a hydrophobic mesoporous carbon with an amino-functionalized mesoporous silica, followed by coordination of palladium precursors and then reduction with...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA21265K, Paper
In this work, we propose a facile fabrication method for C-doped zinc oxide (ZnO) submicron spheres using ionizable surface groups without an additional surface modification process after heat treatment. The...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA17246B, Paper
Shear-thinning hydrogels fabricated by dynamic and weak interactions usually possess low mechanical strength, high swelling behavior and rapid corrosion/dissociation rate. Xanthan gum (XG) aqueous solution presented weak gel and shear-thinning...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA16572E, Paper
A novel, simple, accurate and sensitive zinc ion-selective potentiometric sensor was fabricated by modifying the surface of Fe3O4@SiO2 nanoparticles using a ligand (L) prepared by a coupled reaction between (3-Aminopropyl)trimethoxysilan(APTMS)...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA21934E, Paper
Pulmonary co-delivery to the lungs offers a potential therapy for pulmonary diseases. In this study, the doxorubicin was conjugated to polyethyleneimine by hydrazone bonds to form a pH sensitive conjugate...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA24756J, Communication
We have synthesized a fluorescent base analogue, 2-aminothieno[3,4-d]pyrimidine based G-mimic deoxyribonucleoside, 2’-OMe-thG, and investigated its photophysical properties and DNA incorporation. The 2’ methoxy group of 2’-OMe-thG effectively induces the Z-form...
zhian zhang, Yongqing Gan, Yanqing Lai, Xiaodong Shi, Wei Chen and Jie Li
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA21589G, Communication
One facile synthetic route 3-dimensional core-shell cobalt sulfides/dodecahedral porous carbon (3D cs-CoS/DPC) in situ derived from Co-based zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-67) has been reported. When evaluated as the sodium storage...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA21235A, Communication
A new structure of sodium-ion battery with layered NaNi0.5Ti0.5O2 cathode and pre-sodiated hard carbon anode is reported. The pre-sodiation of hard carbon anode, achieved via a facile approach in a...
Mei-Hua Li, Yan-Feng Zhang, Hong-rui Tian, Ming-Hua Zheng, Ming-Yang Yang, Hu-Lin Fang, Yu-Zhong Xie and Jing-Yi Jin
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA22271K, Paper
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-dependent proteases, which catalyze the cleavage of extracellular matrix and thus tightly associate with various physiological and pathological processes. MMP family contain at...
Jue Li, Yang Zheng, Xinling Yu, Songyang Lv, Qiantao Wang, Li Hai and Yong Wu
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA23837D, Communication
Synthesis of isatins from formyl-N-arylformamides is achieved via PdCl2-catalyzed intramolecular acylation. This method shows the possibility of Pd-catalyzed aryl C(sp2)-H bond activation on the synthesis of isatins, affording an array...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA17557G, Paper
(E)-4-methoxy-N-(8-methylquionline-2yl)methylene)aniline (L) was successfully synthesized and characterized. The complexation behavior of L with different metal ions was studied on UV-Vis absorption spectra and fluorescent spectra. Results showed that the sensor...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA17410D, Paper
A novel electrochemical assay based on PtNi/MWCNTs nanocomposites was designed for ultrasensitive detection of hydrogen peroxide and glucose. The PtNi/MWCNTs nanocomposites have been synthesized by chemical reduction method and were...
Jian-Tao Lin, Guan hai Wang, hui kang yang, da wei zhang, Li-Ming Zhang and Yi Zhao
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA19050A, Paper
In this work, novel biodegradable cationic micelles were prepared based on poly-(N-ε-carbobenzyloxy-L-lysine) (PZLL) and chitosan (CS) by the click reaction, and applied for co-delivery doxorubicin (DOX) and the p53 plasmid....
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA18445B, Paper
Five organotin(IV) compounds Ph3SnL (1), (R2Sn)4O2L4 [R = n-Bu (2), n-Oct (3)], (R2Sn)4O2L2Cl2 [R = n-Bu (4),Me (5)], have been synthesized from the reactions of 2-phenyl-4- selenazole carboxylic acid (HL)...
Ziping Cao, Huaqing Zhang, XiaoXiang Zhang, Ludan Zhang, Xin Meng, Guang Chen, Xian-en Zhao, Xuejun Sun and Jinmao You
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA24541A, Communication
A method to prepare 3-alkoxyindanones efficiently by gold-catalyzed tandem cycloisomerization/Petasis-Ferrier rearrangement of ortho-ethynylarylaldehydes with alcohols is described. The reaction was accomplished in moderate to excellent yields under mild reaction conditions...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA21173E, Paper
We report the electrical conductivity based rapid response liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sensor using binary doped polypyrrole and polypyrrole/boron nitride (PPy/BN) nanocomposite as the conductive material. Binary doped PPy and...
Xiongfei Zheng, Xuefeng Huang, Yuanzhou Song, Xiaohua Ma and Yanhui Guo
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA20005A, Communication
A series of novel hydrogen storage compounds (Al(BH4)3·nC2H8N2, n=4, 3, 2, 1) were synthesized. This system turned out to be a reliable hydrogen storage candidate and a maximum of 10.4...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA22704F, Paper
The high temperature water–gas shift (HT–WGS) reaction was performed using Co–CeO2 catalyst, prepared through a co-precipitation method. The catalyst showed stable activity performance at 400 oC with 90% CO conversion...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA17576C, Paper
TThe polyaniline/(1-x)BaFe12O19/CaFe2O4/xCoFe2O4 nanocomposite powders were successfully prepared by the in-situ polymerization method. The phase composition, morphology and electromagnetic properties of the nanocomposites were characterized by various instruments. The experimental results...
Qin Zhang, Po Yang, Yuyuan Deng, Chengxi Zhang, Rongqi Zhu and Yi Gu
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA17395G, Paper
This work aimed to search the key starting materials and the key step of the benzoxazine synthesis using primary amine, phenol and formaldehyde as the starting materials. The reaction kinetics...
Youchun Wang, Fubo Tian, Yunzhou Lv, Da Li, Defang Duan, Xiaojing Sha, YunXian Liu, Zhonglong Zhao, Ting Yang, Bingbing Liu and Tian Cui
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA11793C, Paper
First-principles calculations were performed to investigate the structural, electronic, and elastic properties of N2O4 and N2O5. Two new phases, namely, P42212 N2O4 and P21/m N2O5, are determined under high pressure...
Chetna Dhand, Neeraj Dwivedi, Xian Jun Loh, Alice Ng Jie Ying, Navin Kumar Varma, Roger W. Beuerman, R. Lakshminarayanan and Seeram Ramakrishna
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA19388E, Review Article
Ongoing advances in nanotechnology research have established a variety of methods to synthesize nanoparticles (NPs) from a diverse range of materials, including metals, semiconductors, ceramics, metal oxides, polymers etc. Depending...

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