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Themed collection Celebrating recent achievements in chemical science in Turkey

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Open Access Review Article

Recent developments in the synthesis of regioregular thiophene-based conjugated polymers for electronic and optoelectronic applications using nickel and palladium-based catalytic systems

Thiophene-based conjugated polymers are important conjugated polymers due to their exceptional optical and conductive properties, over the past few decades many researchers have designed novel strategies to reach more efficient materials for electronic applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in the synthesis of regioregular thiophene-based conjugated polymers for electronic and optoelectronic applications using nickel and palladium-based catalytic systems
From the themed collection: 2020 Reviews in RSC Advances
Open Access Review Article

Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles: biomolecule-nanoparticle organizations targeting antimicrobial activity

In this review, we discuss the recent advances in green synthesis of silver nanoparticles, their application as antimicrobial agents and mechanism of antimicrobial mode of action.

Graphical abstract: Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles: biomolecule-nanoparticle organizations targeting antimicrobial activity
Open Access Review Article

Formation of functional nanobiocatalysts with a novel and encouraging immobilization approach and their versatile bioanalytical applications

The discovery of functional organic–inorganic hybrid nanoflowers (FNFs) consisting of proteins/enzymes as the organic components and Cu(II) ion as the inorganic component has made an enormous impact on enzyme immobilization studies.

Graphical abstract: Formation of functional nanobiocatalysts with a novel and encouraging immobilization approach and their versatile bioanalytical applications
Open Access Paper

Anti microbial corrosion properties of electrospun cellulose acetate nanofibers containing biogenic silver nanoparticles for copper coatings

Nanofibers with inorganic nanoparticles are novel hybrid nanocomposites that have great potential in various areas.

Graphical abstract: Anti microbial corrosion properties of electrospun cellulose acetate nanofibers containing biogenic silver nanoparticles for copper coatings
Open Access Paper

Dielectrophoretic separation of platelet cells in a microfluidic channel and optimization with fuzzy logic

It is the aim to develop optimization techniques to separate platelets from Red Blood Cells (RBCs) after designing and analyzing a microfluidic chip in this study.

Graphical abstract: Dielectrophoretic separation of platelet cells in a microfluidic channel and optimization with fuzzy logic
Open Access Paper

Unveiling the optical parameters of vanadium dioxide in the phase transition region: a hybrid modeling approach

A universal hybrid modeling approach is developed to model VO2 in transition, revealing dynamic behavior of metallic inclusions and grain shapes.

Graphical abstract: Unveiling the optical parameters of vanadium dioxide in the phase transition region: a hybrid modeling approach
Open Access Paper

Early osteoblastic activity on TiO2 thin films decorated with flower-like hierarchical Au structures

Flower-like hierarchical Au structures, composed of micro- and nanoscale features, lead to higher number of filopodia formation on TiO2 thin films.

Graphical abstract: Early osteoblastic activity on TiO2 thin films decorated with flower-like hierarchical Au structures
Open Access Paper

Guiding neural extensions of PC12 cells on carbon nanotube tracks dielectrophoretically formed in poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate

A schematic illustration of the strategy used to create a microenvironment consisting of micropatterns and CNT tracks. The new microenvironment allowed roughly positioning of PC12 cells and guidance of neural extensions.

Graphical abstract: Guiding neural extensions of PC12 cells on carbon nanotube tracks dielectrophoretically formed in poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate
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Preparation, characterization, and thermal properties of novel fire-resistant microencapsulated phase change materials based on paraffin and a polystyrene shell

Flame retardancy properties of paraffin-based microcapsules were enhanced using halogen-free fire retardants. The reducing on the heat of combustion, and improving on noncombustibility properties and microencapsulation ratio were achieved.

Graphical abstract: Preparation, characterization, and thermal properties of novel fire-resistant microencapsulated phase change materials based on paraffin and a polystyrene shell
Open Access Paper

Effect of thiophene linker addition to fluorene-benzotriazole polymers with the purpose of achieving white emission in OLEDs

Fluorene-benzotriazole based polymers with double bound subunits were prepared for white light electroluminescence applications.

Graphical abstract: Effect of thiophene linker addition to fluorene-benzotriazole polymers with the purpose of achieving white emission in OLEDs
Open Access Paper

TiO2-decorated porous carbon nanofiber interlayer for Li–S batteries

Lithium–sulfur (Li–S) batteries are the most promising energy storage systems owing to their high energy density.

Graphical abstract: TiO2-decorated porous carbon nanofiber interlayer for Li–S batteries
Open Access Paper

Nisin/polyanion layer-by-layer films exhibiting different mechanisms in antimicrobial efficacy

Polyanion–nisin multilayer films exhibit antimicrobial activity by controlled release of nisin or as stable biofilm inhibiting coatings depending on polyanion.

Graphical abstract: Nisin/polyanion layer-by-layer films exhibiting different mechanisms in antimicrobial efficacy
Open Access Paper

Mechanochemical generation of singlet oxygen

Controlled generation of singlet oxygen is very important due to its involvement in scheduled cellular maintenance processes and therapeutic potential.

Graphical abstract: Mechanochemical generation of singlet oxygen
Open Access Paper

In situ reduction of chloroauric acid (HAuCl4) for generation of catalytic Au nanoparticle embedded triazine based covalent organic polymer networks

A facile synthetic route was applied to generate Au@COPN-1 hybrids via in situ reduction of Au3+ with no additional reducing agent. Au@COPN-1 is a promising catalyst platform and good biocompatibility confirmed by dynamic real-time cell analysis.

Graphical abstract: In situ reduction of chloroauric acid (HAuCl4) for generation of catalytic Au nanoparticle embedded triazine based covalent organic polymer networks
Open Access Paper

Concise synthesis of 3-alkylthieno[3,2-b]thiophenes; building blocks for organic electronic and optoelectronic materials

Four step synthesis of 3-alkylthieno[3,2-b]thiophenes in the literature was reduced to two steps in good yields, through the preparation of the mono ketone, i.e. 1-(thiophene-3-ylthio)alkan-2-one, from 3-bromothiophene and ring formation reaction.

Graphical abstract: Concise synthesis of 3-alkylthieno[3,2-b]thiophenes; building blocks for organic electronic and optoelectronic materials
Open Access Paper

Removal of chromium(VI) from polluted wastewater by chemical modification of silica gel with 4-acetyl-3-hydroxyaniline

Use of a newly synthesized Si-CPTS-AHAP adsorbent in the removal of Cr(VI) ions in wastewater treatment systems may potentially lead to low cost and highly efficient heavy metal removal.

Graphical abstract: Removal of chromium(vi) from polluted wastewater by chemical modification of silica gel with 4-acetyl-3-hydroxyaniline
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Enhanced antitumor activity of carbendazim on HeLa cervical cancer cells by aptamer mediated controlled release

Carbendazim doped and aptamer-gate functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles targeted nucleolin on HeLa cell surface for specific delivery. This delivery system improved antitumor activity of carbendazim by about 3 folds increase of EC50 values.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced antitumor activity of carbendazim on HeLa cervical cancer cells by aptamer mediated controlled release
Open Access Paper

The interactions of human ovarian cancer cells and nanotextured surfaces: cell attachment, viability and apoptosis studies

Fabrication and characterisation studies of nanotextured polycaprolactone surfaces, and an investigation of their influence on human ovarian carcinoma cells.

Graphical abstract: The interactions of human ovarian cancer cells and nanotextured surfaces: cell attachment, viability and apoptosis studies
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Enantioselective Michael reaction of anthrone catalyzed by chiral tetraoxacalix[2]arene[2]triazine derivatives

A highly enantioselective Michael addition reaction of anthrone with nitroalkenes by chiral tetraoxacalix[2]arene[2]triazine catalysts was investigated as a novel topic.

Graphical abstract: Enantioselective Michael reaction of anthrone catalyzed by chiral tetraoxacalix[2]arene[2]triazine derivatives
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A novel method for PEGylation of chitosan nanoparticles through photopolymerization

An ultrafast and convenient method for PEGylation of chitosan nanoparticles has been established through a photopolymerization reaction between the acrylate groups of PEG and methacrylated-chitosan nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: A novel method for PEGylation of chitosan nanoparticles through photopolymerization
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Dual-purpose zinc and silicon complexes of 1,2,3-triazole group substituted phthalocyanine photosensitizers: synthesis and evaluation of photophysical, singlet oxygen generation, electrochemical and photovoltaic properties

Evaluation of dual-purpose zinc and silicon phthalocyanine complexes on photophysical, singlet oxygen generation, electrochemical and photovoltaic properties.

Graphical abstract: Dual-purpose zinc and silicon complexes of 1,2,3-triazole group substituted phthalocyanine photosensitizers: synthesis and evaluation of photophysical, singlet oxygen generation, electrochemical and photovoltaic properties
Open Access Paper

Acid and base catalysed reactions in one pot with site-isolated polyHIPE catalysts

The highly porous polymers with interconnected windows (polyHIPE) are functionalised with tertiary amine and carboxyl groups to form basic and Brønsted acidic heterogeneous catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Acid and base catalysed reactions in one pot with site-isolated polyHIPE catalysts
Open Access Paper

A quantitative structure–property study of reorganization energy for known p-type organic semiconductors

An investigation of the structure–property relationship between reorganization energy and molecular structure.

Graphical abstract: A quantitative structure–property study of reorganization energy for known p-type organic semiconductors
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Hydrogenated derivatives of hexacoordinated metallic Cu2Si monolayer

Herein, we carried out first-principles calculations based on density functional theory to investigate the effects of surface functionalization with hydrogen atoms on structural, dynamical and electronic properties of Cu2Si monolayer.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogenated derivatives of hexacoordinated metallic Cu2Si monolayer
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Magnetic-propelled Fe3O4–chitosan carriers enhance L-asparaginase catalytic activity: a promising strategy for enzyme immobilization

A magnetic-propelled carrier comprising chitosan-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles was prepared to enhance the catalytic activity of immobilized L-asparaginase in a weak magnetic field.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic-propelled Fe3O4–chitosan carriers enhance l-asparaginase catalytic activity: a promising strategy for enzyme immobilization
Open Access Paper

Influence of odd–even effect and intermolecular interactions in 2D molecular layers of bisamide organogelators

Our computational results rationalize the factors that affect the molecular self-assembly of bisamides and its role on gelation.

Graphical abstract: Influence of odd–even effect and intermolecular interactions in 2D molecular layers of bisamide organogelators
Open Access Paper

An amperometric glucose biosensor based on PEDOT nanofibers

A low cost, robust approach for the production of glucose biosensors was achieved via simple electrospinning and chemical vapor polymerization techniques.

Graphical abstract: An amperometric glucose biosensor based on PEDOT nanofibers
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P2X7 receptor antagonist delivery vehicle based on photocrosslinked amphiphilic hybrid gels

We report here a method for the synthesis of a unique hybrid gel system for the sustained delivery of P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) antagonist.

Graphical abstract: P2X7 receptor antagonist delivery vehicle based on photocrosslinked amphiphilic hybrid gels
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Wet-spun graphene filaments: effect of temperature of coagulation bath and type of reducing agents on mechanical & electrical properties

Cold isopropanol coagulation bath and use of acetic acid/hydriodic acid reduction resulted in better tensile strength for wet-spun graphene filaments.

Graphical abstract: Wet-spun graphene filaments: effect of temperature of coagulation bath and type of reducing agents on mechanical & electrical properties
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The synthesis of axially disubstituted silicon phthalocyanines, their quaternized derivatives and first inhibitory effect on human cytosolic carbonic anhydrase isozymes hCA I and II

In this study a novel silicon(IV) phthalocyanine bearing [(2E)-3-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-1-(4-phenoxy)prop-2-en-1-one] group and its quaternized derivative at their axial positions were synthesized for the first time.

Graphical abstract: The synthesis of axially disubstituted silicon phthalocyanines, their quaternized derivatives and first inhibitory effect on human cytosolic carbonic anhydrase isozymes hCA I and II
Open Access Paper

Flexural behavior of 3D para-aramid/phenolic/nano (MWCNT) composites

The bending properties of four types of nanostitched and nanoprepreg three dimensional (3D) para-aramid/phenolic composite were studied. Stitched or stitched/nano p-aramid/phenolic composites could be considered as damage tolerant materials.

Graphical abstract: Flexural behavior of 3D para-aramid/phenolic/nano (MWCNT) composites
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The electrical modulus and other dielectric properties by the impedance spectroscopy of LaCrO3 and LaCr0.90Ir0.10O3 perovskites

In this work, LaCrO3 and Ir doped LaCrO3 compounds were synthesized and their frequency dependent electrical properties were studied.

Graphical abstract: The electrical modulus and other dielectric properties by the impedance spectroscopy of LaCrO3 and LaCr0.90Ir0.10O3 perovskites
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Antioxidative and antimicrobial edible chitosan films blended with stem, leaf and seed extracts of Pistacia terebinthus for active food packaging

Chitosan films blended with stem, leaf and seed extracts of Pistacia terebinthus for active food packaging.

Graphical abstract: Antioxidative and antimicrobial edible chitosan films blended with stem, leaf and seed extracts of Pistacia terebinthus for active food packaging
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About this collection

We are pleased to present a collection celebrating recent achievements in chemical science in Turkey. Guest edited by Fabienne Dumoulin (Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University) and Suna Timur (Ege University), the collection features articles published in RSC Advances over the period 2018-2020 with at least one corresponding author being affiliated in Turkey. The article selection matches many of the topics listed as national priorities (energy, environment and health) in their whole diversity, and reflects the dynamics of research teams.

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