Themed collection 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Synthesis, characterization, surface properties and energy device characterstics of 2D borocarbonitrides, (BN)xC1−x, covalently cross-linked with sheets of other 2D materials
Covalent cross-linking of 2D structures such as graphene, MoS2 and C3N4 using coupling reactions affords the generation of novel materials with new or improved properties.
Menaquinone biosynthesis inhibition: a review of advancements toward a new antibiotic mechanism
Menaquinone is essential in electron transport and ATP generation in all Gram-positive, and anaerobically respiring Gram-negative bacteria. Inhibition of menaquinone production at different steps of the biosynthesis pathway has shown promising novel antibacterial action.
Products of sugar beet processing as raw materials for chemicals and biodegradable polymers
This paper presents an overview of alternative uses for products of sugar beet processing, especially sucrose, as chemical raw materials for the production of biodegradable polymers.
Magnetite-based adsorbents for sequestration of radionuclides: a review
As a result of extensive research efforts by several research groups, magnetite-based materials have gained enormous attention in diverse fields.
Post-polymerization modification reactions of poly(glycidyl methacrylate)s
Single and multiple post-polymerization modifications of poly(glycidyl methacrylate) scaffold through the nucleophilic ring-opening reactions of the pendent epoxide groups are described.
Functionalized carbon nanotube (CNT) membrane: progress and challenges
Various approaches have been investigated to functionalize CNT for achieving a high dispersion of CNT as well as high compatibility between CNT and polymer matrix which lead to improvement of membrane properties and performances.
In-liquid plasma: a novel tool in the fabrication of nanomaterials and in the treatment of wastewaters
Attempts to generate plasma in liquids have been successful and various devices have been proposed.
Piecing together the puzzle: nanopore technology in detection and quantification of cancer biomarkers
This mini-review paper is a comprehensive outline of nanopore technology applications in the detection and study of various cancer causal factors.
Nanomaterials in plant tissue culture: the disclosed and undisclosed
Nanomaterial integration into tissue culture for prospective uninterrupted progressive plant tissue culture.
Nanomaterials for photocatalytic hydrogen production: from theoretical perspectives
To overcome the increasing demand of energy worldwide and global warming due to CO2 emissions from the use of traditional fuel sources, renewable and clean energy sources are in high demand.
Essential oil eugenol: sources, extraction techniques and nutraceutical perspectives
Graphical representation regarding sources, extraction techniques and nutraceutical perspectives of eugenol.
Emulsion-based systems for fabrication of electrospun nanofibers: food, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications
Encapsulation of bioactive materials and drugs using the emulsion electrospinning method.
Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide-based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells
Dye-sensitized solar cell using counter electrode based on transition metal dichalcogenides.
Synthesis and properties of magnetic-optical core–shell nanoparticles
This review introduces and discusses synthetic approaches, magnetic and optical properties of iron oxide–gold core–shell nanoparticles in different shapes.
Current status of electron transport layers in perovskite solar cells: materials and properties
Methyl ammonium lead halide-based hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have been intensively studied in recent years because of their high efficiency and low processing costs.
Graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and their heterostructures: properties and applications
In recent years, two-dimensional atomic-level thickness crystal materials have attracted widespread interest such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), silicene, germanium, black phosphorus (BP), transition metal sulfides and so on.
Chemical approaches to inhibitors of isoprenoid biosynthesis: targeting farnesyl and geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthases
The chemical synthesis of farnesyl and geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthase inhibitors are surveyed.
Arylidene indanone scaffold: medicinal chemistry and structure–activity relationship view
Arylidene indanone (AI) scaffolds are considered as the rigid cousins of chalcones, incorporating the α,β-unsaturated ketone system of chalcones forming a cyclic 5 membered ring.
Recent advances in the synthesis, functionalization and biomedical applications of hydroxyapatite: a review
Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a member of the Ca apatite family.
Carbon steel corrosion: a review of key surface properties and characterization methods
The effects of surface morphology, defects, texture and energy on carbon steel corrosion are elucidated along with relevant characterization methods.
Auxetic mechanical metamaterials
We review the topology–property relationship and the spread of Young's modulus–Poisson's ratio duos in three main classes of auxetic metamaterials.
Flexible inorganic membranes used as a high thermal safety separator for the lithium-ion battery
A flexible SiO2 porous fiber membrane (SF) is prepared by electrospinning followed by calcination in this work.
Synthesis of amphiphilic copolymers based on acrylic acid, fluoroalkyl acrylates and n-butyl acrylate in organic, aqueous–organic, and aqueous media via RAFT polymerization
Hydrophilic and amphiphilic polymeric trithiocarbonates based on polyacrylic acid are able to provide polymerization-induced self-assembly in copolymerization of butyl and fluoroalkyl acrylates.
Multifunctional graphene quantum dots for combined photothermal and photodynamic therapy coupled with cancer cell tracking applications
An Indian fig tree serves as a green factory by providing withered leaves as a carbon source for graphene quantum dots synthesis. The quantum dots are multi-functional and have tremendous theranostic biomedical applications.
About this collection
In celebration of the tenth Open Access Week, we have selected some of the most accessed and most cited papers from authors around the world in RSC Advances from 2017 and 2018. These papers have been selected to highlight the twelve main subject categories the journal publishes. We hope readers enjoy this collection of high quality and exciting articles from RSC Advances.