Themed collection 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection

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Traditional uses, chemical components and pharmacological activities of the genus Ganoderma P. Karst.: a review

In recent years, some natural products isolated from the fungus of the genus Ganoderma have been found to have anti-tumor, liver protection, anti-inflammatory, immune regulation, anti-oxidation, anti-viral, anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic effects.

Graphical abstract: Traditional uses, chemical components and pharmacological activities of the genus Ganoderma P. Karst.: a review
From the themed collection: 2020 Reviews in RSC Advances
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Photodynamic diagnosis and photodynamic therapy of colorectal cancer in vitro and in vivo

This review highlights the various photo diagnostic and treatment methods utilized for CRC, over the last seven years.

Graphical abstract: Photodynamic diagnosis and photodynamic therapy of colorectal cancer in vitro and in vivo
From the themed collection: 2020 Reviews in RSC Advances
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Molecular targets and anticancer activity of quinoline–chalcone hybrids: literature review

α,β-Unsaturated chalcone moieties and quinoline scaffolds play an important role in medicinal chemistry, especially in the identification and development of potential anticancer agents.

Graphical abstract: Molecular targets and anticancer activity of quinoline–chalcone hybrids: literature review
From the themed collection: 2020 Reviews in RSC Advances
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Effect of naringenin and its combination with cisplatin in cell death, proliferation and invasion of cervical cancer spheroids

The combination of naringenin–cis-platin prevents the invasion of cancer, at a lower concentration of cis-platin.

Graphical abstract: Effect of naringenin and its combination with cisplatin in cell death, proliferation and invasion of cervical cancer spheroids
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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cheML.io: an online database of ML-generated molecules

Several recent ML algorithms for de novo molecule generation have been utilized to create an open-access database of virtual molecules.

Graphical abstract: cheML.io: an online database of ML-generated molecules
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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1-Phenyl-N-(benzothiazol-2-yl)methanimine derivatives as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus inhibitors

A series of novel 1-phenyl-N-(benzothiazol-2-yl)methanimine derivatives were synthesized and their in vitro inhibitory potencies were evaluated on MERS-S pseudovirus.

Graphical abstract: 1-Phenyl-N-(benzothiazol-2-yl)methanimine derivatives as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus inhibitors
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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In silico identification of SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein–ACE2 complex inhibitors from eight Tecoma species and cultivars analyzed by LC-MS

In silico exploration of 12 Tecoma phytocompounds that could serve as potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV entry to host cells.

Graphical abstract: In silico identification of SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein–ACE2 complex inhibitors from eight Tecoma species and cultivars analyzed by LC-MS
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Folic acid-sulfonamide conjugates as antibacterial agents: design, synthesis and molecular docking studies

Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) inhibitors, as antibacterial agents, contain pyrimidine, pteridine, and azine moieties among many other scaffolds.

Graphical abstract: Folic acid-sulfonamide conjugates as antibacterial agents: design, synthesis and molecular docking studies
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Dihydropyrimidinones: efficient one-pot green synthesis using Montmorillonite-KSF and evaluation of their cytotoxic activity

The general method for the preparation of DHPM analogs; cytotoxic activity and binding mode of the most active derivative against PI3Kγ and CDK2 targets.

Graphical abstract: Dihydropyrimidinones: efficient one-pot green synthesis using Montmorillonite-KSF and evaluation of their cytotoxic activity
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Preferential N–H⋯:C[double bond splayed right] hydrogen bonding involving ditopic NH-containing systems and N-heterocyclic carbenes

Non-traditional hydrogen bonds between a singlet carbene and a series of ditopic secondary amines is detailed. Both the solid- and solution-state metrics reveal the strength of these associations are dependent on the pKa of the NH-containing molecule.

Graphical abstract: Preferential N–H⋯:C [[double bond splayed right]]  hydrogen bonding involving ditopic NH-containing systems and N-heterocyclic carbenes
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Anomalous boron isotope effects on electronic structure and lattice dynamics of CuB2O4

Copper metaborate had a unique crystal structure and exhibited noteworthy magnetic phase transitions at 21 and 10 K.

Graphical abstract: Anomalous boron isotope effects on electronic structure and lattice dynamics of CuB2O4
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Accelerating the repurposing of FDA-approved drugs against coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19)

New computational protocol applied to a repurposing campaign against SARS-CoV-2.

Graphical abstract: Accelerating the repurposing of FDA-approved drugs against coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19)
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Large-pore-size membranes tuned by chemically vapor deposited nanocoatings for rapid and controlled desalination

Chemical vapor modification simultaneously improved the membrane wetting resistance and permeate flux for membrane distillation. The modification enabled desalination using membranes with pore size > 1 μm and demonstrated significant flux enhancement.

Graphical abstract: Large-pore-size membranes tuned by chemically vapor deposited nanocoatings for rapid and controlled desalination
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines-based fluorophores: a comprehensive theoretical-experimental study

A family of 7-aryl-3-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines have been identified as strategic compounds for optical applications by a comprehensive theoretical-experimental study.

Graphical abstract: Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines-based fluorophores: a comprehensive theoretical-experimental study
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Engineering of zeolite BEA crystal size and morphology via seed-directed steam assisted conversion

Seeds composition is crucial for the mechanism of seeding and therefore morphological, textural and catalytic properties of BEA zeolites.

Graphical abstract: Engineering of zeolite BEA crystal size and morphology via seed-directed steam assisted conversion
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Nanocellulose enriches enantiomers in asymmetric aldol reactions

Catalytically inactive cellulose nanofibers with crystalline solid surfaces enhance highly enantioselective organocatalysis at the interface in proline-mediated aldol reactions.

Graphical abstract: Nanocellulose enriches enantiomers in asymmetric aldol reactions
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Network pharmacology-based study of the mechanisms of action of anti-diabetic triterpenoids from Cyclocarya paliurus

Active ingredient screening and target prediction techniques were used to determine the components of Cyclocarya paliurus responsible for its anti-diabetic effects as well as their targets.

Graphical abstract: Network pharmacology-based study of the mechanisms of action of anti-diabetic triterpenoids from Cyclocarya paliurus
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Deep eutectic solvent in water pickering emulsions stabilised by cellulose nanofibrils

Deep eutectic solvent in water emulsions stabilised with bio-macromolecules were stable for more than 200 days.

Graphical abstract: Deep eutectic solvent in water pickering emulsions stabilised by cellulose nanofibrils
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Hierarchical micro-/mesoporous zeolite microspheres prepared by colloidal assembly of zeolite nanoparticles

Evaporation-driven colloidal assembly of silicalite-1 nanoparticles into well-defined micro-sized spheres at low temperature and preparation times.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical micro-/mesoporous zeolite microspheres prepared by colloidal assembly of zeolite nanoparticles
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Design and optimization of a subunit vaccine targeting COVID-19 molecular shreds using an immunoinformatics framework

COVID-19 has been declared as a global health emergency and exposed the world to a deadly virus, which has dramatically changed the lives of humans for an unknown period of time.

Graphical abstract: Design and optimization of a subunit vaccine targeting COVID-19 molecular shreds using an immunoinformatics framework
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Synthesis and biological activities of novel trifluoromethylpyridine amide derivatives containing sulfur moieties

Novel trifluoromethylpyridine amide derivatives containing sulfur moieties were synthesized, which exhibited good antibacterial and insecticidal activities for potential crop protection agents.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and biological activities of novel trifluoromethylpyridine amide derivatives containing sulfur moieties
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Several coumarin derivatives and their Pd(II) complexes as potential inhibitors of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2, an in silico approach

Coumarin derivatives and their Pd(II)-complexes have shown a higher binding potential towards SARS-CoV-2 Mpro than chloroquine/cinanserin along with lower toxicity.

Graphical abstract: Several coumarin derivatives and their Pd(ii) complexes as potential inhibitors of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2, an in silico approach
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P-stereocontrolled synthesis of oligo(nucleoside N3′→O5′ phosphoramidothioate)s – opportunities and limitations

Separated P-diastereomers of 3′-N-(2-thio-1,3,2-oxathiaphospholane) derivatives of 5′-O-DMT-3′-amino-2′,3′-dideoxy-ribonucleosides were used to prepare P-stereodefined NNPSN′ dinucleotides and short NPS-, NPS/PO- and NPS/PS-oligomers.

Graphical abstract: P-stereocontrolled synthesis of oligo(nucleoside N3′→O5′ phosphoramidothioate)s – opportunities and limitations
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Mechanistic understanding of humin formation in the conversion of glucose and fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in [BMIM]Cl ionic liquid

This study provided a new mechanistic understanding of humin formation during 5-HMF production from hexose in ionic liquids.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic understanding of humin formation in the conversion of glucose and fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in [BMIM]Cl ionic liquid
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Quinazoline-Schiff base conjugates: in silico study and ADMET predictions as multi-target inhibitors of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) proteins

Design of 2-phenylquinazolin-4(3H)one-trihydroxyphenyl Schiff base conjugates as COVID-19 therapy.

Graphical abstract: Quinazoline-Schiff base conjugates: in silico study and ADMET predictions as multi-target inhibitors of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) proteins
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NaBH4 induces a high ratio of Ni3+/Ni2+ boosting OER activity of the NiFe LDH electrocatalyst

Reaction between NiFe LDH and NaBH4 induces vacancies around Fe3+ and enrichment in Ni3+, crucially activating the OER catalyst leading to high performance.

Graphical abstract: NaBH4 induces a high ratio of Ni3+/Ni2+ boosting OER activity of the NiFe LDH electrocatalyst
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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One-pot synthesis of indoles and quinolinones from ortho-tosylaminophenyl-substituted para-quinone methides

A facile one-pot synthesis has been developed through alkylation/acylation of ortho-tosylaminophenyl-substituted para-quinone methides followed by an intramolecular 1,6-conjugate addition and oxidation sequence.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of indoles and quinolinones from ortho-tosylaminophenyl-substituted para-quinone methides
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Molecular crowding induces primer extension by RNA polymerase through base stacking beyond Watson–Crick rules

Primer extension by T7 RNA polymerase showed preference of monomer through base stacking beyond Watson–Crick rules under molecular crowding condition.

Graphical abstract: Molecular crowding induces primer extension by RNA polymerase through base stacking beyond Watson–Crick rules
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Pharmacoinformatics approaches to identify potential hits against tetraacyldisaccharide 4′-kinase (LpxK) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Homology modeling, docking, pharmacophore based VS and molecular dynamics identified potential hits against P. aeruginosa specific LpxK.

Graphical abstract: Pharmacoinformatics approaches to identify potential hits against tetraacyldisaccharide 4′-kinase (LpxK) of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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An in silico perception for newly isolated flavonoids from peach fruit as privileged avenue for a countermeasure outbreak of COVID-19

3′-Hydroxy-4′-methoxy-chroman-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside 4, together with three known compounds, ferulic acid heptyl ester 1, naringenin 2, and 4,2′,4′-trihydroxy-6′-methoxychalcone-4′-O-β-D-glucopyranoside 3, was isolated from peach fruits.

Graphical abstract: An in silico perception for newly isolated flavonoids from peach fruit as privileged avenue for a countermeasure outbreak of COVID-19
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Modular design and self-assembly of multidomain peptides towards cytocompatible supramolecular cell penetrating nanofibers

In this work, we demonstrated a facile supramolecular approach based on modularly designed multi-domain peptides to construct peptide-based nanomaterials with intrinsic cell penetrating activity and excellent cytocompatibility.

Graphical abstract: Modular design and self-assembly of multidomain peptides towards cytocompatible supramolecular cell penetrating nanofibers
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Direct access to multi-functionalized benzenes via [4 + 2] annulation of α-cyano-β-methylenones and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes

An efficient [4 + 2] benzannulation of α-cyano-β-methylenones and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes was achieved under metal-free reaction conditions selectively delivering a wide range of polyfunctional benzenes in high yields respectively (up to 94% yield).

Graphical abstract: Direct access to multi-functionalized benzenes via [4 + 2] annulation of α-cyano-β-methylenones and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Copper-catalyzed synthesis of α-ketoamides using water and dioxygen as the oxygen source

The reaction employing H2O and O2 as the co-oxygen source in the catalytic synthesis of α-ketoamides is described. This Cu-catalyzed reaction is carried out in a tandem manner constituted by hydroamination of alkyne, hydration of vinyl–Cu complex and subsequent oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Copper-catalyzed synthesis of α-ketoamides using water and dioxygen as the oxygen source
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Preparation of cationic proteoliposomes using cell-free membrane protein synthesis: the chaperoning effect of cationic liposomes

The preparation method of cationic proteoliposomes is established using a cell-free membrane protein synthesis in the presence of cationic liposomes.

Graphical abstract: Preparation of cationic proteoliposomes using cell-free membrane protein synthesis: the chaperoning effect of cationic liposomes
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Recovery of yttrium and europium from spent fluorescent lamps using pure levulinic acid and the deep eutectic solvent levulinic acid–choline chloride

Yttrium and europium are selectively recovered from spent fluorescent lamps using levulinic acid-based solvents.

Graphical abstract: Recovery of yttrium and europium from spent fluorescent lamps using pure levulinic acid and the deep eutectic solvent levulinic acid–choline chloride
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Potential role of medicinal plants and their constituents in the mitigation of SARS-CoV-2: identifying related therapeutic targets using network pharmacology and molecular docking analyses

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 in December 2019, there has been no vaccine or specific antiviral medication for treatment of the infection where supportive care and prevention of complications is the current management strategy.

Graphical abstract: Potential role of medicinal plants and their constituents in the mitigation of SARS-CoV-2: identifying related therapeutic targets using network pharmacology and molecular docking analyses
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Co-cultured Lepista sordida and Pholiota nameko polysaccharide-iron(III) chelates exhibit good antioxidant activity

In the present study, the structural characteristics and antioxidant activities of polysaccharide from the co-cultured Lepista sordida and Pholiota nameko and its polysaccharide-iron(III) chelates were determined.

Graphical abstract: Co-cultured Lepista sordida and Pholiota nameko polysaccharide-iron(iii) chelates exhibit good antioxidant activity
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Label-free single-molecule identification of telomere G-quadruplexes with a solid-state nanopore sensor

Nanopore detection of single-molecule G-quadruplexes.

Graphical abstract: Label-free single-molecule identification of telomere G-quadruplexes with a solid-state nanopore sensor
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Remdesivir-bound and ligand-free simulations reveal the probable mechanism of inhibiting the RNA dependent RNA polymerase of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2

Conformational changes in the remdesivir-bound RdRP leading to its inhibition.

Graphical abstract: Remdesivir-bound and ligand-free simulations reveal the probable mechanism of inhibiting the RNA dependent RNA polymerase of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
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Near-infrared and metal-free tetra(butylamino)phthalocyanine nanoparticles for dual modal cancer phototherapy

Two new HSA-involved tetra(butylamino)phthalocyanine composite nanoparticles, as highly efficient dual-phototherapy agents upon a single NIR laser irradiation, were reported.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared and metal-free tetra(butylamino)phthalocyanine nanoparticles for dual modal cancer phototherapy
From the themed collection: Editors' Collection: Phthalocyanines
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Iodine-catalyzed efficient synthesis of xanthene/thioxanthene-indole derivatives under mild conditions

An efficient synthesis of xanthene/thioxanthene-indole derivatives has been developed through iodine-catalyzed nucleophilic substitution reaction of xanthen-9-ols and thioxanthen-9-ol with indoles.

Graphical abstract: Iodine-catalyzed efficient synthesis of xanthene/thioxanthene-indole derivatives under mild conditions
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Consensus virtual screening of dark chemical matter and food chemicals uncover potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease

As part of a global effort to identify drug candidates for the treatment of COVID-19, herein, we report small molecules commercially available selected from a consensus virtual screening strategy.

Graphical abstract: Consensus virtual screening of dark chemical matter and food chemicals uncover potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease
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One-pot method for the synthesis of 1-aryl-2-aminoalkanol derivatives from the corresponding amides or nitriles

A one-pot method for β-amino alcohol synthesis based on α-hydroxylation and subsequent amide or nitrile functional group reduction has been identified and examined.

Graphical abstract: One-pot method for the synthesis of 1-aryl-2-aminoalkanol derivatives from the corresponding amides or nitriles
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Optimizing the optical and biological properties of 6-(1H-benzimidazole)-2-naphthalenol as a fluorescent probe for the detection of thiophenols: a theoretical study

The study presents the influence of structure modulation by introduction of selected donor and acceptor substituents on the properties of 6-(1H-bezimidazole)-2(2,4-dinitrobenzenesulfonate)naphthalene used in thiophenol identification.

Graphical abstract: Optimizing the optical and biological properties of 6-(1H-benzimidazole)-2-naphthalenol as a fluorescent probe for the detection of thiophenols: a theoretical study
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Gas phase methanol synthesis with Raman spectroscopy for gas composition monitoring

Applicability of Raman spectroscopy for time-resolved gas composition monitoring during direct methanol synthesis via carbon dioxide hydrogenation is investigated.

Graphical abstract: Gas phase methanol synthesis with Raman spectroscopy for gas composition monitoring
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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A ZnII complex of ornidazole with decreased nitro radical anions that is still highly active on Entamoeba histolytica

A monomeric complex of ZnII with ornidazole [Zn(Onz)2Cl2] decreases formation of the nitro-radical anion (R–NO2˙), and this is realized by recording it in an enzyme assay using xanthine oxidase, which is a model nitro-reductase.

Graphical abstract: A ZnII complex of ornidazole with decreased nitro radical anions that is still highly active on Entamoeba histolytica
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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A novel artificial intelligence protocol to investigate potential leads for Parkinson's disease

Three candicates gained by a novel artificial intelligence protocol for Parkinson's disease (PD).

Graphical abstract: A novel artificial intelligence protocol to investigate potential leads for Parkinson's disease
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Directly writing flexible temperature sensor with graphene nanoribbons for disposable healthcare devices

A flexible temperature sensor is developed by directly writing or mask spraying commonly-used paper with graphene nanoribbon ink. The sensor is ultralow cost, degradable, and highly promising as a disposable device for personal healthcare.

Graphical abstract: Directly writing flexible temperature sensor with graphene nanoribbons for disposable healthcare devices
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Dust removal from a hydrophobic surface by rolling fizzy water droplets

Here, environmental dust cleaning from an inclined hydrophobic surface by rolling liquid droplets has been studied and the influence of fluid droplets on the dust removal rate has been examined.

Graphical abstract: Dust removal from a hydrophobic surface by rolling fizzy water droplets
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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New, inexpensive and simple 3D printable device for nephelometric and fluorimetric determination based on smartphone sensing

A new, inexpensive and easy to use 3D printable device was developed for nephelometric and fluorimetric determination.

Graphical abstract: New, inexpensive and simple 3D printable device for nephelometric and fluorimetric determination based on smartphone sensing
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Selective production of bio-based aromatics by aerobic oxidation of native soft wood lignin in tetrabutylammonium hydroxide

Aerobic oxidation of native soft wood lignin in an aqueous solution of Bu4NOH facilitates efficient production of vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde), which is one of the platform chemicals in industry.

Graphical abstract: Selective production of bio-based aromatics by aerobic oxidation of native soft wood lignin in tetrabutylammonium hydroxide
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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A gradient screening approach for retired lithium-ion batteries based on X-ray computed tomography images

Accurate and efficient screening of retired lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles is crucial to guarantee reliable secondary applications such as in energy storage, electric bicycles, and smart grids.

Graphical abstract: A gradient screening approach for retired lithium-ion batteries based on X-ray computed tomography images
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Fluoxetine scaffold to design tandem molecular antioxidants and green catalysts

We modified fluoxetine by incorporating a selenium nucleus enabling a hydroperoxide-inactivating, glutathione peroxidase (GPx)-like activity and paving the way for its use as green catalyst.

Graphical abstract: Fluoxetine scaffold to design tandem molecular antioxidants and green catalysts
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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A phenol phosphorescent microsensor of mesoporous molecularly imprinted polymers

Based on the optical quenching phenomenon, a smart mesoporous phosphorescent microsensor was built.

Graphical abstract: A phenol phosphorescent microsensor of mesoporous molecularly imprinted polymers
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Selenium modulates cadmium-induced ultrastructural and metabolic changes in cucumber seedlings

Intensive insight into the potential mechanisms of Se-induced Cd tolerance in cucumber seedlings is essential for further improvement of vegetable crop cultivation and breeding to obtain high yields and quality in Cd-contaminated soil.

Graphical abstract: Selenium modulates cadmium-induced ultrastructural and metabolic changes in cucumber seedlings
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Cyclization step of noradrenaline and adrenaline autoxidation: a quantum chemical study

The quinone group protonation state determines the reaction mechanism of noradrenaline and adrenaline o-quinone cyclization.

Graphical abstract: Cyclization step of noradrenaline and adrenaline autoxidation: a quantum chemical study
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Butein, isoliquiritigenin, and scopoletin attenuate neurodegeneration via antioxidant enzymes and SIRT1/ADAM10 signaling pathway

Neuronal cells exposed to H2O2 may undergo increase ROS, reduction in cell viability and cell death. Butein, isoliquiritigenin, and scopoletin ameliorated H2O2-induced neurotoxicity by reducing ROS, balancing antioxidants and activating SIRT1-FoxO3a-ADAM10 pathway.

Graphical abstract: Butein, isoliquiritigenin, and scopoletin attenuate neurodegeneration via antioxidant enzymes and SIRT1/ADAM10 signaling pathway
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Identification of novel bacterial urease inhibitors through molecular shape and structure based virtual screening approaches

The enzyme urease is an essential colonizing factor of the notorious carcinogenic pathogen Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), conferring acid resistance to the bacterium.

Graphical abstract: Identification of novel bacterial urease inhibitors through molecular shape and structure based virtual screening approaches
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Photocurrent generation by a photosystem I-NiO photocathode for a p-type biophotovoltaic tandem cell

Photosystem I-biophotovoltaics based on p-type dye-sensitized solar cells and a tandem cell was demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Photocurrent generation by a photosystem I-NiO photocathode for a p-type biophotovoltaic tandem cell
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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A simple and cost-effective approach to fabricate tunable length polymeric microneedle patches for controllable transdermal drug delivery

A simple and cost-effective approach to fabricate tunable length polymeric microneedle patches for controllable transdermal drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: A simple and cost-effective approach to fabricate tunable length polymeric microneedle patches for controllable transdermal drug delivery
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Strategic design to create HER2-targeting proteins with target-binding peptides immobilized on a fibronectin type III domain scaffold

A HER2-binding protein, HBP-FLAP, developed by peptide immobilization specifically binds to HER2 and has improved resistance to proteases.

Graphical abstract: Strategic design to create HER2-targeting proteins with target-binding peptides immobilized on a fibronectin type III domain scaffold
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Synthesis of highly substituted tetrahydroquinolines using ethyl cyanoacetate via aza-Michael–Michael addition

A three-component cascade reaction involving 2-alkenyl aniline, aldehydes, and ethyl cyanoacetate in the presence of DBU to synthesize highly substituted 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolines is reported.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of highly substituted tetrahydroquinolines using ethyl cyanoacetate via aza-Michael–Michael addition
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Ultrathin sulfate-intercalated NiFe-layered double hydroxide nanosheets for efficient electrocatalytic oxygen evolution

Ultrathin NiFe-LDH nanosheets with sulfate interlayer anions prepared in gram-scale via one-pot solvothermal method exhibited excellent OER activity.

Graphical abstract: Ultrathin sulfate-intercalated NiFe-layered double hydroxide nanosheets for efficient electrocatalytic oxygen evolution
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Mannosylated hemagglutinin peptides bind cyanovirin-N independent of disulfide-bonds in complementary binding sites

Di-mannosylated peptides reveal mannose binding to cyanovirin-N (CV-N) low-affinity binding sites.

Graphical abstract: Mannosylated hemagglutinin peptides bind cyanovirin-N independent of disulfide-bonds in complementary binding sites
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Understanding the mechanism of the competitive adsorption in 8-methylquinoline hydrogenation over a Ru catalyst

The stronger adsorption of 8-MQL hampers further adsorption of 4H-8-MQL, which results in the difficulty in 10H-8-MQL production.

Graphical abstract: Understanding the mechanism of the competitive adsorption in 8-methylquinoline hydrogenation over a Ru catalyst
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Versatile magnetic microdiscs for the radio enhancement and mechanical disruption of glioblastoma cancer cells

First study demonstrating the use of physically engineered magnetic particles that display two functionalities for cancer treatment.

Graphical abstract: Versatile magnetic microdiscs for the radio enhancement and mechanical disruption of glioblastoma cancer cells
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Lophiostomin A–D: new 3,4-dihydroisocoumarin derivatives from the endophytic fungus Lophiostoma sp. Sigrf10

Four new 3,4-dihydroisocoumarin congeners, named lophiostomin A–D (1–4), together with two known α-pyridones (5 and 6) were isolated from cultures of the endophytic fungus Lophiostoma sp. Sigrf10 obtained from Siraitia grosvenorii.

Graphical abstract: Lophiostomin A–D: new 3,4-dihydroisocoumarin derivatives from the endophytic fungus Lophiostoma sp. Sigrf10
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Exploration of production of C14 and C15 bacillomycin D homologues with enzymatic hydrolysis from maize straws using fed-batch fermentation by Bacillus subtilis NS-174

A strain with strong antifungal activity, Bacillus subtilis NS-174, was identified and the antifungal compounds were purified and structurally analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS).

Graphical abstract: Exploration of production of C14 and C15 bacillomycin D homologues with enzymatic hydrolysis from maize straws using fed-batch fermentation by Bacillus subtilis NS-174
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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Ethanol-blended petroleum fuels: implications of co-solvency for phytotechnologies

Ethanol addition to diesel fuels significantly affects the leaching potentials of petroleum hydrocarbons, thereby making them inaccessible to rhizoremediation.

Graphical abstract: Ethanol-blended petroleum fuels: implications of co-solvency for phytotechnologies
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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A novel cerium(III)–isatin Schiff base complex: spectrofluorometric and DFT studies and application as a kidney biomarker for ultrasensitive detection of human creatinine

A novel and promising Schiff base and Ce(III)-complex were synthesized and fully characterized. A novel creatinine optical biosensor based on Ce(III)-complex and could be a promising analytical tool and as a promising kidney biomarker.

Graphical abstract: A novel cerium(iii)–isatin Schiff base complex: spectrofluorometric and DFT studies and application as a kidney biomarker for ultrasensitive detection of human creatinine
From the themed collection: 2020 RSC Advances HOT Article Collection
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