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New MD for Natural Power

Alternative Energy - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:58
Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed Stephen Trotter as its new Managing Director. He will be based out of the company's Global HQ at The Greenhouse near Castle Douglas.
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Lignin Transformations for High Value Applications: Towards Targeted Modifications Using Green Chemistry

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 08:11
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01479A, Critical ReviewSebastien Gillet, Mario Aguedo, Laurene Petitjean, Ana Rita C. Morais, Andre M da Costa Lopes, Rafal Marcin Lukasik, Paul Anastas
Lignin represents a considerable source of renewable and bio-based carbon. Pulping processes enable lignin, together with all components of the lignocellulosic biomass, to enter valorizable streams. A current key objective...
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Configuration independent AIE-active supramolecular polymers of cyanostilbene through photo-stable host-guest interaction of pillar[5]arene

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:10
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00845G, PaperManivannan Kalavathi Dhinakaran, Weitao Gong, Yue Yin, Wajahat Ali, Xiao-jun Kuang, Leyong Wang, Guiling Ning
Supramolecular polymerization enabled, configuration independent AIE of cyanostilbene was achieved through host-guest of pillar[5]arene with nitrile triazole guest. Intrestingly , the same cyanostilbene core of host, control and control-guest lost...
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3D printed OFETs of the 1,4-bis(3-phenylquinoxalin-2-yl)benzene based polymer semiconductors

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:10
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00810D, PaperYu Li Huang, Hua Chen, Jun Wei Yang, Wan Li Tian, Weizhi Wang
In this paper, we polymerized 1,4-bis(3-phenylquinoxalin-2-yl)benzene unit with DPP and isoindigo units to produce four new polymers, and deeply investigate the influence of DPP and isoindigo units on the semiconductor...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Effect of Backbone Structure on the Thermoelectric Properties of Donor-acceptor Conjugated Polymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:10
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01005B, CommunicationLuhai Wang, Chengjun Pan, Ansheng Liang, Xiaoyan Zhou, Wenqiao Zhou, Tao Wan, Lei Wang
Three donor-acceptor (D-A)-structured conjugated polymers with different backbones, poly((9,9-dioctyfluorene)-2,7-diyl-alt-benzothiazole) (F8BT), poly((9,9-dioctylfluorene)-2,7- diyl-alt-(4,7-bis(3-hexylthien-5-yl)-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole)-2',2''-diyl) (F8TBT), and poly(N-9'-heptadecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-(4,7-bis(3-hexylthien-5-yl)-2,1,3-benzothiadiazole)-2',2''-diyl) (C8TBT), were synthesized via conventional Suzuki polymerization. All three polymers showed good thermal and electrochemical...
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Pentafluorophenyl bonded phase separation: The assay of Australian antioxidant formulation of ascorbic acid, rutin and hesperidin

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:09
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01505D, PaperAdel Michael, Andrew Shalliker
This work describes two novel validated HPLC methods for the separation and determination of potent antioxidant formulation. The compounds of interest are ascorbic acid, rutin and hesperidin. Two pentafluorophenyl bonded...
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Chiral pyrethroid insecticide fenpropathrin and its metabolite: enantiomeric separation and pharmacokinetic degradation in soils by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:09

Anal. Methods, 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01124E, PaperPing Zhang, Qian Yu, Yuhan He, Wentao Zhu, Zhiqiang Zhou, Lin He
The enantiomeric separation of fenpropathrin enantiomers on Lux Cellulose-1, Lux Cellulose-3 and Chiralpak IC chiral columns as well as enantioselective degradation of fenpropathrin in soil were investigated by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC).
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Facile and sustainable synthesis of sodium lignosulfonate derived hierarchical porous carbons for supercapacitors with high volumetric energy density

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:09
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01434A, PaperJie Pang, Wenfeng Zhang, Jinliang Zhang, Gaoping Cao, Mingfang Han, Yusheng Yang
Interconnected hierarchical porous carbon was successfully prepared by directly carbonization of industrial waste sodium lignosulfonate without additional templating and activation agent. The as-prepared carbon sample shows a moderate specific surface...
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The carbon nanotube formation parameter space: data mining and mechanistic understanding for efficient resource use

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:09

Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01421J, PaperWenbo Shi, Ke Xue, Eric R. Meshot, Desiree L. Plata
Data-mining of the carbon nanotube growth parameters informed strategies to reduce energy and resource consumption for chemical vapor deposition processes.
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Synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers by photo-iniferter polymerization under visible light

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:09
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01113J, PaperMariano Garcia-Soto, Karsten Haupt, Carlo Gonzato
target molecule consists in copolymerizing functional monomers and a cross-linker around a molecular template. This method affords a rigid material bearing high affinity binding sites, namely a synthetic receptor or...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:52
ABB’s Static Compensation SVC Light® technology to enable voltage stabilization and enhanced power quality for East Anglia ONE windfarm
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KYOCERA to Participate in Virtual Power Plant Test Project to Improve Energy Management

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 22:47
Project will manage residential energy supply and demand using battery storage units
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Intersolar and ees North America Highlight Policy and Technology Updates

Events attracted high-quality attendees and served as a sounding board for recent industry triumphs and upcoming challenges
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Catalysts of the Climate Economy: A National Innovation Summit

Alternative Energy - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:58
The event aims to accelerate progress toward the significant economic opportunities associated with solving the unprecedented challenges presented by climate change.
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Immobilization engineering - How to design advanced sol-gel systems for biocatalysis?

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:54
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00896A, PaperDiana Weiser, Flora Nagy, Gergely Banoczi, Mark Olah, Attila Farkas, Andras Szilagyi, Krisztina Laszlo, Akos Gellert, Gyorgy Marosi, Sandor Kemeny, Laszlo Poppe
Immobilization engineering approach using bioinformatics and experimental design tools was applied to improve sol-gel enzyme entrapment methodology. This strategy was used for immobilization of lipase B from Candida antarctica (CaLB),...
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Development of a Certified Reference Material of Human Serum Albumin: Certification and Value Assignment via Amino Acid Analyses

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:52
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01415E, PaperTomoya Kinumi, Yohei Sakaguchi, Akiko Takatsu
Serum albumin is widely used as the standard material for various protein quantifications. Some commonly used methods to quantify albumin include the bromocresol green and bromocresol purple methods that use...
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UPLC-MS/MS method for determination of schisandrin in rat plasma and brain microdialysates: application to a comparative pharmacokinetic and brain distribution study in normal and Alzheimer's disease rats

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:52
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01546A, PaperBinbin Wei, Mingyan Liu, Zaixing chen, Minjie Wei
Abstract Schisandrin is the major active ingredient of S. chinensis, which provides an anti-AD activity. The objective of this study was to develop a method to study on the comparative...
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Direct electrochemistry and electrocatalysis of myoglobin immobilized in calcium alginate-graphene microspheres films

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:52
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01364G, PaperChong Yu, Hong Sun, Shifeng Hou
In the present work, calcium alginate-graphene (CA-graphene) microspheres have been prepared and used to immobilize myoglobin (Mb) for fabricating electroactive Mb-CA-graphene microspheres thin films on the electrode surface. The morphology...
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One-pot Integrated Processing of Biopolymers to Furfurals in Molten Salt Hydrate: Understanding Synergy in Acidity

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:52
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01709J, PaperSunitha Sadula, Owen Oesterling, Andrew Nardone, Brian Dinkelacker, Basudeb Saha
Furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfual (HMF), promising renewable platforms for bio-products, manufacturing with high carbon efficiency is a challenge because of their undesired polymerization to humins. Here, we present an integrated process...
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Solar Plants Aim to Keep Lights on at Night

Anna Hirtenstein and Mathew Carr for Bloomberg: Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East
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