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Themed collection 2018 Open Access Week Collection

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Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, characterization, surface properties and energy device characterstics of 2D borocarbonitrides, (BN)xC1−x, covalently cross-linked with sheets of other 2D materials
From the themed collection: Chemical Frontiers Goa
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Menaquinone biosynthesis inhibition: a review of advancements toward a new antibiotic mechanism
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Products of sugar beet processing as raw materials for chemicals and biodegradable polymers
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Magnetite-based adsorbents for sequestration of radionuclides: a review
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Post-polymerization modification reactions of poly(glycidyl methacrylate)s
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized carbon nanotube (CNT) membrane: progress and challenges
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: In-liquid plasma: a novel tool in the fabrication of nanomaterials and in the treatment of wastewaters
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Piecing together the puzzle: nanopore technology in detection and quantification of cancer biomarkers
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

Nanomaterials in plant tissue culture: the disclosed and undisclosed

Nanomaterial integration into tissue culture for prospective uninterrupted progressive plant tissue culture.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterials in plant tissue culture: the disclosed and undisclosed
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterials for photocatalytic hydrogen production: from theoretical perspectives
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

Essential oil eugenol: sources, extraction techniques and nutraceutical perspectives

Graphical representation regarding sources, extraction techniques and nutraceutical perspectives of eugenol.

Graphical abstract: Essential oil eugenol: sources, extraction techniques and nutraceutical perspectives
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

Emulsion-based systems for fabrication of electrospun nanofibers: food, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications

Encapsulation of bioactive materials and drugs using the emulsion electrospinning method.

Graphical abstract: Emulsion-based systems for fabrication of electrospun nanofibers: food, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide-based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and properties of magnetic-optical core–shell nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Current status of electron transport layers in perovskite solar cells: materials and properties
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and their heterostructures: properties and applications
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Chemical approaches to inhibitors of isoprenoid biosynthesis: targeting farnesyl and geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate synthases
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Arylidene indanone scaffold: medicinal chemistry and structure–activity relationship view
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

Recent advances in the synthesis, functionalization and biomedical applications of hydroxyapatite: a review

Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a member of the Ca apatite family.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the synthesis, functionalization and biomedical applications of hydroxyapatite: a review
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Carbon steel corrosion: a review of key surface properties and characterization methods
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Review Article

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.

Graphical abstract: Auxetic mechanical metamaterials
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Flexible inorganic membranes used as a high thermal safety separator for the lithium-ion battery
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of amphiphilic copolymers based on acrylic acid, fluoroalkyl acrylates and n-butyl acrylate in organic, aqueous–organic, and aqueous media via RAFT polymerization
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional graphene quantum dots for combined photothermal and photodynamic therapy coupled with cancer cell tracking applications
From the themed collection: 2018 Open Access Week Collection
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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.

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