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Mahdi Malekshahi, Ali Dabirian, Ali Nemati Kharat and Nima Taghavinia
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04020E, Paper
Embedded dielectric scatterers comprise an important approach for light trapping in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) due to their simple fabrication process. The challenge in applying these scatterers lies in finding...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA17176D, Paper
Poly(ionic liquid)s (PILs) with well-defined architectures have shown significant potential in various fields, but establishing an easy method for their synthesis remains a challenge. Herein, comb-like copolymers with polystyrene and...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03666F, Paper
Enhancing the mechanical properties is always an attractive challenge in the research area of energetic materials (EMs). In the present work, 1.5 wt.% MNs-plasticizers (mononitrotoluene compounds, a mixture of 2-nitrotoluene...
Bhisma K Patel, Ahalya Behera, Wajid Ali, Srimant Guin, Nilufa Khatun and Prakash R. Mohanta
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03836G, Communication
An oxidative cross-coupling between directing substrates and benzyl bromides via the combined effect of oxidants TBHP and NMO, catalysed by Pd(II) has been investigated. Benzyl bromides served as efficient aroyl...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03492B, Paper
Three Mn(III)-chiral Schiff base complexes supported on MCM-41 are found to be effective reusable catalyst for enantioselective oxidation of 2-naphthol to (R)-and (S)-BINOL (1, 1ˊ Bi-2-naphthol) in presence of oxygen....
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02781K, Paper
Porous metal oxides have attracted great interest as anode materials for lithium ion battery owing to the improved electrochemical properties. In this study, we propose a Prussian Blue Analogue (PBA)-derived...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02287H, Paper
Photoanodes composed of PbS quantum dot sensitized TiO2 nanotube arrays (PbS/TNAs) were prepared via the successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) method. The samples were analyzed with X-ray diffraction...
Qian Li, Jianyun Wang, Miao Zhang, Quan Li and Yanming Ma
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02606G, Paper
The search of new superhard materials with Vickers hardness larger than 40 GPa remains considerably experimental and theoretical challenges. Here, we perform superhard-driven search using an unbiased structure search method...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02154E, Paper
2-(((1R,2S)-2-Hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethylimino)methyl)phenol and 2-(((1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethylimino)methyl)phenol have been synthesized as a pair of enantiomeric Schiff bases of a chiral salicylaldehyde. These compounds were subsequently characterized by melting point, EI-MS, IR, 1H-NMR and X-ray...
Kongzhao Su, Feilong Jiang, Jinjie Qian, Jie Pan, Jiandong Pang, Xiuyan Wan, Falu Hu and Maochun Hong
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02530C, Paper
Two novel high-nuclearity manganese clusters, [Mn14(BSC4A)3(tBuPO3)6(u4-OH)3Cl(H2O)(CH3OH)]•1.5CH3OH (1) and [Mn16(BSC4A)3(PhPO3)7(HPO4)(u4-OH)3Cl(H2O)(CH3OH)4]•4.5CH3OH (2) (H4BSC4A = p-tert-butylsulfonylcalix[4]arene; tBuPO3H2 = tert-butylphosphonic acid; PhPO3H2 = phenylphosphonic acid) have been solvothermally obtained and structurally characterized. Crystal structural...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05201G, Paper
The excellent photoluminescent properties of fluorescent carbonaceous nanodots (CDs) made them suitable candidate for biomedical applications. However, their toxicity has not been extensively evaluated. In this study, we demonstrated both...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04722F, Paper
A series of 2-(1-(arylimino)ethyl)-7-arylimino-6,6-dimethylcyclopentapyridine derivatives (L1-L5) was synthesized, and individually reacted with cobalt(II) chloride to form the corresponding cobalt chloride complexes (C1-C4). These compounds were characterized, and the single crystal...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03905C, Paper
Aiming at technology of biofixation of carbon dioxide by microalgae in photobioreactors, a basic phenomenon, that is, the dissolution and consumption of a mixed gas bubble consisting of CO2 and...
Gayathri Niveditha Kopanati, Sindhu Seethamraju, Praveen Ramamurthy and Giridhar Madras
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03356J, Paper
A reactive polymer nanocomposite system was proposed as an effective water vapor barrier material for organic device encapsulation. Magnesium oxide (MgO) of nanosize was synthesized by the solution combustion technique...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03866A, Paper
The phase behavior of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([emim][BF4]) and carbon dioxide (CO2) system from atmosphere to supercritical state were measured over 0.1 ~ 15.0 MPa and 308.15 ~ 343.15 K. The...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03320A, Paper
A factor that limits the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) based on ionic liquid is the disappearance of electron density due to electron recombination at the Dyed-TiO2/electrolyte interface. Adding...
Huihui Wang, Ling Wang, Hui Xie, Chenyue Li, Shumeng Guo, Meng Wang, Cheng Zou, Deng-Ke Yang and Huai Yang
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02516H, Paper
In this paper the thin films which can potentially function as the novel electrically switchable shutters were fabricated based on the commercially available liquid crystal media with negative dielectric anisotropy,...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03908H, Communication
As DSSCs are vulnerable to continuous irradiation of Ultra Violet (UV) light, for outdoor stability, UV cut-off filter is vital to shield the UV light at outdoor conditions. Unfortunately, the...
MD Mohiuddin, Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Seongcheol Mun and Jaehwan Kim
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA03043A, Paper
Tactile devices containing many actuators within are being sutured using electroactive polymers. This innovation forms the basis of hand-like-tactile feedback in the emerging smart robotic manipulation. Here we introduce low...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA01986A, Communication
A novel carbon dots (CDs) with both long fluorescence lifetime and high quantum yield was synthesized. Fluorescent quantum yield of the CDs is up to 93.3%, and fluorescence lifetime of...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA01423A, Paper
A facile template-free method for the synthesis of high purity ultralong mesoporous ZnO nanowires (up to 50 μm) has been developed. ZnO nanoparticles were first formed by decomposition of Zn(Ac)2-OLA...
SIVAKUMAR SHANMUGAM, Dhanalakshmi Pandi, Sriram Babu Seenivasagaperumal and Solaimalai Thimmarayaperumal
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05123A, Paper
An efficient chemo/regio/stereoselective synthesis of novel and functionalized spiro- oxindole/pyrrolizine/pyrrolidine scaffolds has been achieved. The in situ generated azomethine ylide from isatin & L-proline/phenyl alanine underwent 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition with α-aroylidineketene...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA04755B, Paper
The corrosion of the structural materials in molten fluorides, influenced by the microstructure of the structural materials, is considered to be a great challenge for the development of molten salt...
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA16999A, Paper
Herein we demonstrate for the first time, the combination of PbS with CdSe/CdS/TiO2 and exploring the impact of manganese (Mn) on PbS (lead sulfide) quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs). Photo-anodes...
Min Su, Liling Wei, Zhaozheng Qiu, Qibo Jia and Jianquan Shen
RSC Adv., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02695D, Paper
Biocathodes have shown great promise for developing low - cost cathodes for hydrogen production in microbial electrolysis cell (MEC). To promote the performance of hydrogen production of biocathode, we constructed...

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