Themed collection 2017 Review articles
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.
Emerging trends in organotellurolate chemistry derived from platinoids
This perspective begins with the discussion of various basic synthetic approaches applied for the synthesis of several organotellurium ligands, their chemistry derived from platinum group metals, and the reactivity difference among them.
Application of functionalized ether in lithium ion batteries
Functionalized ethers have been explored to improve the electrochemical properties of lithium ion batteries (LIBs).
Open chemoinformatic resources to explore the structure, properties and chemical space of molecules
Open chemoinformatic servers facilitate analysis of chemical space and structure–activity relationships.
Technological advances in current metabolomics and its application in tradition Chinese medicine
During the last few years, many metabolomics technologies have been established in biomedical research for analyzing the changes of metabolite levels.
Fischer indole synthesis applied to the total synthesis of natural products
In this review, we are trying to underscore the application of FIS in one of the crucial step of indole construction in the total synthesis of biologically active natural products.
Hollow polymer particles: a review
Herein, the basic principles, such as the definitions, classifications, and properties, of hollow polymer particles (HPPs) are critically investigated.
A perspective on diverse adsorbent materials to recover precious palladium and the way forward
A perspective on diverse adsorbent materials for the recovery of palladium.
Detection methods for Pseudomonas aeruginosa: history and future perspective
The current review summarized and analyzed the development of detection techniques for Pseudomonas aeruginosa over the past 50 years.
Modulating the electronic and magnetic properties of graphene
Graphene, an sp2 hybridized single sheet of carbon atoms organized in a honeycomb lattice, is a zero band gap semiconductor or semimetal.
Stagnation point flows in analytical chemistry and life sciences
Isolated microfluidic stagnation points – formed within microfluidic interfaces – have come a long way as a tool for characterizing materials, manipulating micro particles, and generating confined flows and localized chemistries.
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.
Applications of graphene-based composite hydrogels: a review
Graphene-based hydrogels, which utilize graphene as a filler to blend with various molecules, have been widely applied in many fields such as drug delivery, water purification, and energy storage.
High-pressure synthesis, crystal structure and photoluminescence properties of a new terbium silicate: Na2Tb1.08Ca2.92Si6O18H0.8
New terbium silicate Na2Tb1.08Ca2.92Si6O18H0.8 was synthesized at high pressure condition. The structure was and the photoluminescence properties were also investigated suggesting a strong green emission with the lifetime 2.498(7) ms.
How to make nanobiosensors: surface modification and characterisation of nanomaterials for biosensing applications
This report aims to provide the audience with a guideline for construction and characterisation of nanobiosensors that are based on widely used affinity probes including antibodies and aptamers.
Inkjet printed nanomaterial based flexible radio frequency identification (RFID) tag sensors for the internet of nano things
The Internet of Things (IoT) has limitless possibilities for applications in the entire spectrum of our daily lives, from healthcare to automobiles to public safety.
Application of biochar-based catalysts in biomass upgrading: a review
The application of biochars as versatile catalysts and/or catalyst supports for biomass upgrading is systematically overviewed.
Recent progress in the preparation and application of quantum dots/graphene composite materials
Quantum dots/graphene (QDs/GR) composite materials show a distinct synergistic effect between the QDs and graphene, which has aroused vast attention toward their unique characteristics in the last few decades.
Recent developments in graphene-based/nanometal composite filter membranes
Significant achievements have been made on the development of next generation filtration and separation membranes using graphene materials, graphene-based membranes are promising in many areas such as membrane separation, water desalination.
DNA-based nanoscale walking devices and their applications
Herein we review DNA-based nanoscale walking devices including unipedal, bipedal, multipedal, and other novel walking devices and their applications.
Recent advances in hybrid measurement methods based on atomic force microscopy and surface sensitive measurement techniques
This review summaries the recent progress of the combination of optical and non-optical surface sensitive techniques with the atomic force microscopy.
Brain grants permission of access to Zika virus but denies entry to drugs: a molecular modeling perspective to infiltrate the boundary
The in silico design of targeted Zika virus inhibitors.
Mussel-inspired hydrogel tissue adhesives for wound closure
Tissue adhesives have been introduced as a promising alternative for the traditional wound closure method of suturing.
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.
Removal of dye molecules from aqueous solution by carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube functional groups: critical review
Scheme for the adsorption of dye molecules by CNTs and CNT functionality.
Unveiling a versatile heterocycle: pyrazoline – a review
The design and synthesis of novel fluorescent heterocyclic dyes is a “hotspot” research area, due to their favourable photophysical and electronic properties, which could allow huge advances in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology.
Recent advances in synthetic facets of immensely reactive azetidines
Recent developments in synthetic strategies towards functionalized azetidines along with their versatility as heterocyclic synthons.
Nonlinear optical properties of metal nanoparticles: a review
Metal nanoparticles (MNPs) hold great technological promise because of the possibility of engineering their electronic and optical properties through material design.
Antagonistic effects of selenium against necroptosis injury via adiponectin-necrotic pathway induced by cadmium in heart of chicken
Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most toxic heavy metals having a destructive impact on various organ systems.
Multiphase TiO2 nanostructures: a review of efficient synthesis, growth mechanism, probing capabilities, and applications in bio-safety and health
This review article provides an exhaustive overview of efficient synthesis, growth mechanism and research activities of multiphase TiO2 nanostructures to provide their structural, morphological, optical and biological properties co-relations.
Transition metal-catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of nitrogen-linked 1,6-diynes: a straightforward route to fused pyrrolidine systems
Transition metal-catalyzed [2 + 2 + 2] cycloadditions of nitrogen-linked 1,6-diynes with unsaturated motifs have recently attracted more attention from synthetic organic chemists because of their high efficiency in the construction of numerous pyrrolidine based systems.
Magnetic, magnetocaloric and critical behavior investigation of La0.7Ca0.1Pb0.2Mn1−x−yAlxSnyO3 (x, y = 0.0, 0.05 and 0.075) prepared by a sol–gel method
A systematic study on the magnetic, magnetocaloric and critical behavior properties of polycrystalline La0.7Ca0.1Pb0.2Mn1−x−yAlxSnyO3 prepared via a sol–gel method are studied.
Extraction and modification of cellulose nanofibers derived from biomass for environmental application
Cellulose nanofibers obtained from various plants and microbial sources, their extraction methods and various environmental applications are discussed.
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.
Design and synthesis of coordination polymers with chelated units and their application in nanomaterials science
The advances and problems associated with the preparation, properties and structure of coordination polymers with chelated units are presented and assessed.
Advances in chitosan-based superabsorbent hydrogels
Superabsorbent hydrogels (SHs) have been used in many fields in recent years.
Fluorescent carbon dots: rational synthesis, tunable optical properties and analytical applications
This review summarizes current advances on the design and the employment of fluorescent carbon dots in sensing applications, especially from the point of analytical view.
Phytogenic magnetic nanoparticles for wastewater treatment: a review
Presently, there is an emerging research trend in the fabrication of the noble Phytogenic Magnetic Nanoparticles (PMNPs) and their application in the water/wastewater treatment (WWT).
Design and pharmaceutical applications of porous particles
Porous particles have been developed as a novel carrier to improve drug delivery, dissolution, tableting, and so on, which can be prepared by many methods.
Development of sustainable bio-adhesives for engineered wood panels – A Review
Stricter legislation on formaldehyde emissions as well as growing consumer interest in sustainable raw materials and products are the main driving factors behind research on bio-based adhesives, as alternatives to amino-based ones, for wood panels.
Research progress of Mn doped phosphors
In this review article, Mn applications have been divided into three parts.
Recent advances in the rational design of copper chalcogenide to enhance the photothermal conversion efficiency for the photothermal ablation of cancer cells
Three rational designs and the mechanism for copper chalcogenide to enhance the heat conversion efficiency were discussed.
Recent advancements, key challenges and solutions in non-enzymatic electrochemical glucose sensors based on graphene platforms
This review elucidates the recent advances in graphene platforms in electrochemical non-enzymatic glucose sensors and provides solutions for existing bottlenecks.
Fate and transformation of nanoparticles (NPs) in municipal wastewater treatment systems and effects of NPs on the biological treatment of wastewater: a review
Fate, transformation of NPs in WWTP & effects on wastewater treatment.
First-principles study of nitrogen-doped nanographene as an efficient charge transport and nonlinear optical material
The prospective of nitrogen doped graphene (NDG) as useful nonlinear optical (NLO) and charge transport materials is explored using first principles methods.
Biofilm formation and control strategies of foodborne pathogens: food safety perspectives
Foodborne pathogens are the main factors behind foodborne diseases and food poisoning and thus pose a great threat to food safety.
The value of pyrans as anticancer scaffolds in medicinal chemistry
Pyran-based heterocycles are promising for anticancer drug discovery.
Nanomaterials in plant tissue culture: the disclosed and undisclosed
Nanomaterial integration into tissue culture for prospective uninterrupted progressive plant tissue culture.
Fluorescent probes and materials for detecting formaldehyde: from laboratory to indoor for environmental and health monitoring
Formaldehyde (FA), as a vital industrial chemical, is widely used in building materials and numerous living products.
Solubility prediction of gases in polymers based on an artificial neural network: a review
Solubility prediction model based on a hybrid artificial neural network.
Recent progress in the chemistry and biology of limonoids
Significant limonoids: new isolated limonoids, and recent developments in the total chemical synthesis, and structural modifications of limonoids regarding the bioactivities have been summarised.
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.
Lignocellulosic fibers: a critical review of the extrusion process for enhancement of the properties of natural fiber composites
This review discusses the extrusion process parameters and their impact on the mechanical properties of composites reinforced with lignocellulosic fibers.
Progress in polydimethylsiloxane-modified waterborne polyurethanes
Using polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to modify waterborne polyurethane (WPU) has proved to be an effective and feasible way to improve some key properties of WPU.
Advances in electrode materials for Li-based rechargeable batteries
We summarize strategies to enhance the performance of electrode materials for Li-based batteries through nanoengineering and surface coating, and introduce new trends in developing alternative materials, battery concepts and cell configurations.
A retrospect on the role of piezoelectric nanogenerators in the development of the green world
This paper gives a detailed report of the evolution and potential applications of piezoelectric nanogenerators (PENGs).
Essential oil eugenol: sources, extraction techniques and nutraceutical perspectives
Graphical representation regarding sources, extraction techniques and nutraceutical perspectives of eugenol.
A review of nanomaterials for nanofluid enhanced oil recovery
Utilizing nanomaterials in flooding techniques has the potential to enhance oil recovery.
Progress and perspectives in bioactive agent delivery via electrospun vascular grafts
The review discusses the progress in the design and synthesis of bioactive agents incorporated into vascular grafts obtained by the electrospinning process.
Cudrania tricuspidata: an updated review on ethnomedicine, phytochemistry and pharmacology
This review summarized the botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Cudrania tricuspidata, and the limitations of the studies on this species were also discussed so as to serve as the basis for further research and development of this medicinal plant.
Retracted Article: Eosin Y catalysed photoredox synthesis: a review
In recent years, photoredox catalysis using eosin Y has come to the fore front in organic chemistry as a powerful strategy for the activation of small molecules.
Recent advances in surface plasmon-driven catalytic reactions
Surface plasmons, the free electrons' collective oscillations, have been used in the signal detection and analysis of target molecules, where the local surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) can produce a huge EM field, thus enhancing the SERS signal.
Current advances in the utility of functionalized SBA mesoporous silica for developing encapsulated nanocatalysts: state of the art
The cavities of SBA mesoporous silica materials can be used as nanoreactors for embedding catalytic species such as nanoparticles, complexes and heteropolyacids etc.
Concentration gradient generation methods based on microfluidic systems
Various concentration gradient generation methods based on microfluidic systems are summarized in this paper.
Layered manganese-based metal–organic framework as a high capacity electrode material for supercapacitors
The layered Mn-based metal–organic framework (Mn-LMOF) displayed good performance as an electrode material for supercapacitors.
LTA zeolite membranes: current progress and challenges in pervaporation
Linde Type A (LTA) zeolite-based membranes have demonstrated excellent selectivity in pervaporation due to their unique structural framework and interaction with water.
Aspects of extraction and biological evaluation of naturally occurring sugar-mimicking sulfonium-ion and their synthetic analogues as potent α-glucosidase inhibitors from Salacia: a review
A review of the selective inhibitory activities of sulfonium compounds of Salacia against intestinal α-glucosidases, structural features important for effective inhibition and the toggling approach for controlling starch digestion and glucose release.
Fermentation factors influencing the production of bacteriocins by lactic acid bacteria: a review
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are the major interest in food industry primarily by virtue of their biopreservative properties.
Recent advances in pharmacokinetics approach for herbal medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an indispensable part of herbal medicine, has been used for treating many diseases and/or symptoms for thousands of years.
Emulsion-based systems for fabrication of electrospun nanofibers: food, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications
Encapsulation of bioactive materials and drugs using the emulsion electrospinning method.
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This web collection contains all the Review articles that RSC Advances published in 2017.