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Speed equals efficiency when it comes to green energy storage batteries

Alternative Energy - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:37
iDemand Energy Storage offers charge controller that doesn't require a second inverter, saving time and money
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UK solar generation breaks new record

Alternative Energy - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:40
Overtakes electricity generated by nuclear for the first-time ever
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Synthesis of Isoquinolones via Rh-Catalyzed C-H Activation of Substituted Benzamides Using Air as the Sole Oxidant in Water.

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:32
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01221G, CommunicationNitinkumar Satyadev Upadhyay, Vijaykumar Haridas Thorat, Ryota Sato, Pratheepkumar Annamalai , Shih-Ching Chuang, Chien Hong Cheng
Most of the metal-catalyzed C-H activation/annulation reaction were carried out in organic solvent using expensive oxidant such as Cu(II) and Ag(I) salts. Here, we reported a new approach for highly...
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Arizona utility signs game-changing deal cutting solar power prices in half

Joe Romm for ThinkProgress: Tucson Electric Power to buy new solar power at under 3 cents per kWh, a “historically low price.”
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SolarWorld Americas Inc. Joins Section 201 Trade Action to Address Global Import Surge

Alternative Energy - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:57
SolarWorld has joined the case as the company plans for ongoing operations in a U.S. solar marketplace that remains highly distorted by state-sponsored overcapacity and exports from China and other countries.
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Multiplex Detection of Cardiac Biomarkers

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:29
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00521K, CommunicationTaisun Kim, Satish Balasaheb Nimse, Keum-Soo Song, Mukesh Digambar Sonawane
A method for multiplex detection of three cardiac markers cTnI, NT-proBNP, and cTnT specific to CVD is reported. Low SBR and high-specificity in the detection allowed to achieve limits of...
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A Simple and Practical Method for Determining Iodine Values of Oils and Fats by the FTIR Spectrometer with an Infrared Quartz Cuvette

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:29
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00727B, PaperZhen An, Xiuming Jiang, Guoqiang Xiang, Lu Fan, Lijun He, Wenjie Zhao
A rapid and practical method for determining the iodine value (IV) of edible oils or fats with the FTIR spectrometer combined a quartz cuvette was reported. The sample was diluted...
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Bispyrene/AgNPs-based ratiometric nanoprobe for supersensitive fluorescent and colorimetric sensing of etimicin

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:29
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00210F, PaperJiahui Li, Yi Xiao, Hongling Qin, Huizhen Shi, hongmei huang, Youyu Zhang, Xiaoxiao He, Kemin Wang
A new ratiometric nanosystem has been developed for selective and ultrasensitive detection of etimicin based on citrate-stabilized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and N,N'-bis-(1-pyrenecarboxaldehyde)-1,12-dodecanediamine (probe 1). Probe 1, a bispyrene Schiff base...
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An ultra-sensitive 2D electrochemical sensor based on PtNPs@Graphene/Nafion nanocomposite for determination of [small alpha]1-AR antagonist silodosin in human plasma

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:29
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00992E, PaperEngin Er, Huseyin Celikkan, Nevin Erk
This paper reports a platinum nanoparticles/graphene/nafion nanocomposite (PtNPs@GRP/NFN) as a novel and highly sensitive two-dimensional (2D) sensing nanoplatform for the electrochemical determination of silodosin (SLN). The electrochemical behavior of SLN...
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Differential ion mobility spectrometry with temperature programmable micromachined gas chromatography for the determination of bis(chloromethyl)ether

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:29

Anal. Methods, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00653E, PaperJ. Luong, R. Gras, R. A. Shellie
A parts-per-million level screening technique for bis(chloromethyl)ether using micromachined differential ion mobility spectrometry combined with portable temperature programmable low thermal mass silicon micromachined gas chromatography is described.
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Compartmentalization of ABC triblock copolymer single-chain nanoparticle via coordination driven orthogonal self-assembly

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:29
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00582B, PaperZhigang Cui, Hui Cao, Yi Ding, Pan Gao, Xinhua Lu, Yuanli Cai
We herein present supramolecular compartmentalization of ABC triblock copolymer single-chain nanoparticle (SCNP) using coordination-driven orthogonal intramolecular self-assembly. Well-defined ABC-type triblock copolymer was synthesized via visible light-mediated RAFT aqueous sequential block...
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Advantages and Limitations of Diisocyanates in Intramolecular Collapse

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:29
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00712D, PaperFeng Wang, Charles E. Diesendruck
A comprehensive examination of the synthesis of single chain polymer nanoparticles (SCPNs) from a copolymer of methyl acrylate (MA) and 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) via the intra-chain urethane formation by using...
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One-pot synthesis of 2-hydroxymethyl-5-methylpyrazine from renewable 1,3-dihydroxyacetone

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:28
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00578D, CommunicationLei Song, Mingyuan Zheng, Jifeng Pang, Joby Sebastian, Wentao Wang, Minjie Qu, Jian Zhao, Xinhong Wang, Tao Zhang
An efficient and green method for the synthesis of 2-hydroxymethyl-5-methylpyrazine was achieved from biomass derived 1,3-dihydroxyacetone and diammonium phosphate via one-pot reaction. The product yield was as high as 72%...
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Iridium(III) Homo- and Heterogeneous Catalysed Hydrogen Borrowing C-N Bond Formation

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:28
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01007A, PaperChin Min Wong, Roy Thomas McBurney, Samantha Carys Binding, Matthew B Peterson, Vinicius Romero Goncales, John Justin Gooding, Barbara A Messerle
Pentamethylcyclodienyl iridium(III) complexes of bidentate carbene-triazole ligands were found to be excellent homogeneous catalysts for the hydrogen borrowing mediated coupling of alcohols with amines. The reactions are highly efficient, able...
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Mussel-inspired thermoresponsive polymers with tunable LCST by Cu(0)-LRP for the construction of smart TiO2 nanocomposites

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:28
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00736A, PaperDonghao Wang, Shutong Guo, Qiang Zhang, Paul Wilson, David Haddleton
In this study, we report on the synthesis of thermoresponsive polymers with different microstructures, precisely tunable lower critical solution temperature (LCST) and terminal catechol anchors by copper (0) mediated living...
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SEIA Statement on SolarWorld Joining Section 201 Trade Case

Alternative Energy - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:31
Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's announcement that SolarWorld Americas Inc. has joined the Section 201 trade action:
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Reverse mode fuel cells for energy storage

Although it requires the hydrogen handling infrastructure to be set up, the use of fuel cell systems in reversing mode for alternating power storage and power generation within a unique system boundary is a readily available engineering solution to the issues currently connected with distributed energy management.
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Intersolar Q&A with Jeff Myles of Rolls Battery

Rolls is excited to announce the expansion of our 5000 Series range with the launch of select premium models with enhanced charge performance and added capacity. With improved charge efficiency at lower voltages, these models require shorter recharge times which is especially beneficial in off-grid renewable energy applications.
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AltEnergyMag.com – Intersolar Q&A with SolarMax

According to the motto “Smarter, Lighter and more Compact” the MaxStorage TP-S will be a very appropriate solution for private applications.
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Enzymatic Mediated Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles for Ultrasensitive Colorimetric Detection of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:20
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01086A, PaperYu-Hong Cheng, Hao Tang, Jian-Hui Jiang
Based on aggregation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) induced by acetylcholinesterase-catalyzed hydrolysis reaction, we have developed a novel highly sensitive enzymatic mediated assembly of AuNPs based colorimetric method for the ultrasensitive...
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