Nanomaterials for molecular signal amplification in electrochemical nucleic acid biosensing: recent advances and future prospects for point-of-care diagnostics
This account reviews the major amplification strategies utilizing nanomaterials in electrochemical biosensing for robust and sensitive molecular diagnostics.
Macromolecular design strategies toward tailoring free volume in glassy polymers for high performance gas separation membranes
This review highlights recently reported novel macromolecular design strategies providing tailorable free volume for high performance gas separation membranes.
Synthesis, self-assembly, and air-stable radical anions of unconventional 6,7-bis-nitrated N-annulated perylene diimides
Unusual 6,7-bis-nitrated N-annulated perylene diimides are reported which have stabilized frontier molecular orbitals. The highly stabilized LUMO enables the generation of air-stable radical anions.
A multi-scale modeling and simulation study to investigate the effect of roughness of a surface on its self-cleaning performance
The importance of surface roughness on wettability is vital in developing novel techniques and materials for fabrication of self-cleaning coatings.
Increased binding of thiophene-based ligands to mercury(II) with water solubilizing functional groups
Ratiometric absorption and emission response to mercury(II) is observed for pyridyl-thiophene ligands with water-solubilizing groups that increase binding affinity and demonstrate thiophene–metal interactions.
Mining structure–property relationships in polymer nanocomposites using data driven finite element analysis and multi-task convolutional neural networks
In this paper, a data driven and deep learning approach for modeling structure–property relationship of polymer nanocomposites is demonstrated. This method is applicable to understand other material mechanisms and guide the design of material with targeted performance.
Competitive hydrogen bonding in supramolecular polymerizations of tribenzylbenzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides
By combining experiments and molecular modelling we elucidate the role of competitive hydrogen bonding on the supramolecular behavior of tris(alkoxybenzyl)benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides.
Dendritic growth in a two-dimensional smectic E freely suspended film
The dendritic growth is observed in a freely suspended film of the SmE LC phase, following universal growth law of the L(t) ∼ tn, here n is ∼0.66.
Nanoparticles shape-specific emergent behaviour on liquid crystal droplets
Nanoparticles self-assembly on liquid crystal nano-droplets is investigated as a function of size, shape and chemical functionality.
Molecular simulations of analyte partitioning and diffusion in liquid crystal sensors
Molecular dynamics simulations predict the effect of analyte transport on the activation time of chemoresponsive liquid crystal sensors to improve sensor selectivity.
Charting the quantitative relationship between two-dimensional morphology parameters of polyamide membranes and synthesis conditions
We integrate TEM imaging with quantitative morphometry to study polyamide membranes synthesized with monomer concentrations systematically varied, to determine synthesis–morphology correlations.
Exploring the limits of adsorption-based CO2 capture using MOFs with PVSA – from molecular design to process economics
We have developed a simple adsorbent screening tool including process economics to evaluate adsorbents for post-combustion capture. 22 MOFs were evaluated for four difference scenarios, UTSA-16 performs inline with the benchmark zeolite 13X.
Computational screening for nested organic cage complexes
Computational simulations were used to screen 8712 combinations of porous organic cages for energetically favourable nested cage complexes.
Enumeration of de novo inorganic complexes for chemical discovery and machine learning
Enumerated, de novo transition metal complexes have unique spin state properties and accelerate machine learning model training.
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