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RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03339J, Paper
This research article presents an in-situ electrosynthesis of aluminum hydroxides by anodic dissolution of sacrificial aluminum anode and their application towards the adsorption of herbicide 2-(2,4-dichloro phenoxy) propanoic acid (2,4-DP)...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04700E, Paper
The mechanistic details of adsorption and complete dissociation of oxygen on cationic palladium clusters [Pd_x^+(x = 4-6)] to form pre-oxidized Pd_x O_2^+(x = 4-6) clusters and their catalytic role in...
Wenqiang Zhang, Shu Zhong, Li Nian, Yulan Chen, Zengqi Xie, Linlin Liu, Muddasir Hanif, Chen Wei and Yuguang Ma
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03988F, Communication
Nanorods and nanoparticles of perylene bisimides (PBI-1) were prepared and applied as cathode interlayer in organic photovoltaic devices. The device performance showed important relation with the morphology of the interlayer.
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03750F, Communication
SmCo alloy nanowires were first electrodeposited from SmCl3-CoCl2-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (EMIC) ionic liquid at constant potential without template. The effects of SmCl3 concentration, potential, temperature and electrodeposition time on the diameter...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07019H, Paper
A novel series of dipeptide-like organocatalysts derived from proline, amino acids and primary amines have been prepared for direct asymmetric aldol reactions between various aromatic aldehydes and acetone to afford...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04366B, Paper
Novel silver and silicomolybdate (SiMO) hybrid nanocomposite (Ag/SiMO) has been successfully fabricated for nonenzymatic hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) detection. The composite is prepared by the electrocodeposition of silver and silicomolybdate and...
Daniele Battegazzore, Jenny Alongi, Gaëlle Fontaine, Alberto Frache, Serge Bourbigot and GIULIO MALUCELLI
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04149J, Paper
First, polyamide (PA) 10,10-based compounds with enhanced flame retardant properties have been prepared by melt-blending. To this aim, a traditional intumescent formulation consisting of ammonium polyphosphate (APP) and pentaerythritol (PER)...
Chong Li, Junxia Hou, Jianjun Gu, Qiuyan Han, Ying Guan and Yongjun Zhang
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03967C, Paper
Fully water-soluble hydroxypropyl chitin (HPCh) was synthesized by the modification of chitin with propylene oxide in aqueous NaOH solution, a green and good solvent to chitin. HPChs with different degrees...
Gilberto Mondragon-Galicia, Claudia Gutierrez-Wing, Demetrio Mendoza Anaya, María Eufemia Fernández and Raúl Pérez-Hernández
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04261E, Paper
Abstract Ag-ZnO nanostructured brushes (NBs) were synthesized by the precipitation method. From this study, it was evidenced that a key parameter to grow these unidirectional structures is the seeding through...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02813B, Paper
In order to elucidate the effects of wall material on stability limits and chemical quenching behavior, plane micro-channels with different wall materials were evaluated for the premixed combustion of methane-air....
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA06569K, Communication
Recent researches of carbon films introduced interesting low friction of self-mated fluorinated carbon films. In particular, low friction mechanism of self-mated fluorinated carbon films was consistently attributed to anti-bonding repulsive...
Bernadsha Neppolian, Peramaiah Karthik, Hiromi Yamashita, Takashi Kamegawa, Vinoth Ramalingam, S Ganesh Babu and Meicheng Wen
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03831F, Paper
Photocatalysis is an effective approach for the removal of heavy metal ions present in the aquatic bodies. In this report, TiO2 nanoparticles were successfully functionalized with 2-naphthol (2-NAP) using simple...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA06065F, Paper
A novel Cu-Ag bimetal antibacterial system was reported. In this Cu-Ag bimetal system, copper silicate nanotubes (CSNTs) and copper silicate nanotube-assembled hollow nanospheres (CSNAHSs) with high BET surface area, unique...
Satish Nadig, Suraj K Dixit, Natalie Levey, Scott Esckilsen, Kayla Miller, William Dennis, Carl Atkinson and Ann-Marie Broome
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04057D, Paper
In this study, we developed a stable, nontoxic novel micelle nanoparticle to attenuate responses of endothelial cell (EC) inflammation when subjected to oxidative stress, such as observed in organ transplantation....
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05514H, Paper
Use of room temperature ionic liquids (ILs) as electrolyte with a wider potential window offers a scope for developing high energy density supercapacitors for efficient energy storage. In this work,...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04906G, Communication
A novel method on iodine-catalyzed oxidative coupling between 1,3-diketones and thiophenols to form β-dicarbonyl thioethers was developed. The C-S bond was supposed to be formed via a radical substitution pathway...
Kelvin J. Walst, Ruhamah Yunis, Paul Bayley, Doug MacFarlane, Callum J. Ward, Ruomeng Wang and Owen John Curnow
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05254H, Paper
The synthesis and properties of 23 tris(dialkylamino)cyclopropenium (TDAC) cations with the bistriflamide anion, NTf2–, are described. D3h- and C3h-symmetric cations [C3(NR2)3]NTf2 (R = Me, Et, Pr, Bu, Pent, Hex, Dec)...
Olga Gladkovskaya, Valerie Gerard, Mikhail Nosov, Y Gunko, Gerard O'Connor and Yury Rochev
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04233J, Paper
Fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystals called quantum dots (QDs) have been proposed as a prominent bio-imaging tool due to their exceptional optical properties. Typically the core size is not greater than 10...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA07290E, Communication
Low pressure carbon dioxide is used as the carbonation agent in a simple, safe and efficient procedure for the synthesis of 6-membered cyclic carbonates from 1,3-diols. Using readily available reagents...
Jorge Carneiro, Ana Caetano, Alena Kuznetsova, Frederico Maia, Andrei Salak, Joao Tedim, Nico Scharnagl, Mikhail Zheludkevich and Mario Ferreira
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03741G, Paper
In this work, nanocontainers based on layered double hydroxide (LDH) loaded with two different corrosion inhibitors, namely 2-mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT) and cerium (III) nitrate, were prepared. MBT was intercalated into LDH...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02661J, Paper
In this paper, a novel and sensitive electrochemical nitrite sensor was prepared by in situ electroless deposition of Pd nanoparticles and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) stepwisely on a glassy carbon...
Xi Wang, Mingze Yao, Binsheng Yang, Yuejun Fu, Fengyun Hu and Aihua Liang
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02199E, Paper
Escherichia coli phytase appA which hydrolyzes phytate has been widely applied as an important feed supplement, but the need to improve the thermal tolerance remains. Here, ten residue substitutions (W46E,...
Weihua Guo, Shuai Luo, Zhen He and Xueyang Feng
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05573C, Communication
Biofilm metabolism of Shewanella was analyzed via 13C tracing experiments for the first time. The activity of C1 metabolism in the biofilm cells was found to be interestingly higher than...
Chih-Chung Lai, Chung-Han Lu, Chia-Kai Lin, Hsuan-Chu Chen, Fan-Gang Tseng and Yu-Lun Chueh
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03278D, Paper
HfO2/porous nickel silicide (NiSi) hierarchical structures fabricated by metal-assisted chemical etching (MACE) followed by silicidation process and deposition of HfO2 by atomic layer deposition (ALD) is demonstrated. The formed porous...
Jun Wang, Qian Li, Yannan Mu, Xiaoming Zhou, Lihua Yang, Pin Lv, Shi Su, Jiasheng Niu, wuyou fu and Haibin Yang
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05885F, Paper
In this paper, cadmium telluride (CdTe) film is successfully synthesized on Ni foils via a simple electrochemical deposition method. Especially, with the sodium chloride (NaCl) being added into electrolyte directly,...

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