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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.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterials for molecular signal amplification in electrochemical nucleic acid biosensing: recent advances and future prospects for point-of-care diagnostics
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Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Macromolecular design strategies toward tailoring free volume in glassy polymers for high performance gas separation membranes
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Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, self-assembly, and air-stable radical anions of unconventional 6,7-bis-nitrated N-annulated perylene diimides
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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.

Graphical abstract: A multi-scale modeling and simulation study to investigate the effect of roughness of a surface on its self-cleaning performance
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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.

Graphical abstract: Increased binding of thiophene-based ligands to mercury(ii) with water solubilizing functional groups
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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.

Graphical abstract: Mining structure–property relationships in polymer nanocomposites using data driven finite element analysis and multi-task convolutional neural networks
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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.

Graphical abstract: Competitive hydrogen bonding in supramolecular polymerizations of tribenzylbenzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamides
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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.

Graphical abstract: Dendritic growth in a two-dimensional smectic E freely suspended film
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Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticles shape-specific emergent behaviour on liquid crystal droplets
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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.

Graphical abstract: Molecular simulations of analyte partitioning and diffusion in liquid crystal sensors
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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.

Graphical abstract: Charting the quantitative relationship between two-dimensional morphology parameters of polyamide membranes and synthesis conditions
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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.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the limits of adsorption-based CO2 capture using MOFs with PVSA – from molecular design to process economics
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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.

Graphical abstract: Computational screening for nested organic cage complexes
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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.

Graphical abstract: Enumeration of de novo inorganic complexes for chemical discovery and machine learning
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