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Vice president of the European Commission endorses InnoEnergy on Lisbon leg of Energy Union tour

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:15
Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič meets InnoEnergy's and its innovators in Portugal, while celebrating the country's progress and potential as a clean energy leader.
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Screening and identification of natural ligands of tyrosinase from Pueraria lobata Ohwi by combination of ultrafiltration and LC-MS.

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:32
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00851A, PaperGe Zhang, Guo Xiuhan, Shisheng Wang, Yueqing Li, Li Guangzhe, Weijie Zhao
Ultrafiltration combined with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer (UF-LC-MS) is an efficient affinity-based method to screen potential ligands of biomacromolecules from natural resources. In order to investigate the effects of constituents from...
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Principles of Wind Loading for PV Arrays

PV systems must not only be tested to proper standards and methodologies, but the design data must also be applied consistently and accurately to prevent failures costly to customers and harmful to the PV industry.
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Update - Bioengineering for Pollution Prevention

Industrial biotechnology has diversified and demonstrated the ability to impact more than just biofuels and bioplastics. The industry is producing renewable chemicals as direct replacements for petrochemicals in food, cosmetics, and personal care. The result is sustainable consumer products with new attributes and qualities that people use on a daily basis.
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CertainTeed® Upgrades Power in Apollo® II Solar Roofing Systems

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:51
Apollo II now offers 63 watts of rated power, improving on both the performance and the economics of CertainTeed Solar roofing systems.
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NASA Seeking BIG Ideas for Solar Power on Mars

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:49
The 2018 BIG Idea Challenge invites teams and their faculty advisors to work together to design and analyze innovations in the design, installation, and sustainable operation of a large solar power system on the surface of Mars
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Brown and Caldwell Collaborates on Groundbreaking Waste-To-Energy Study

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:47
Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, is playing an integral role on a national team that will plan for and design a pilot plant to produce clean hydrocarbon fuels at a municipal wastewater treatment facility. The project, funded by a Department of Energy (DOE) research grant and SoCalGas, and led by long-time research partner Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), will use breakthrough technology to produce fuels such as gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and renewable natural gas from wastewater solids.
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FAFCO® & AquaCal® Team Up to Bring New Complete Solar Solution for Pool and Spa Heating to Market

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:45
Two industry experts, FAFCO® solar thermal manufacturer and AquaCal® heat pump manufacturer, have teamed up to bring you the most energy efficient package for PV solar with swimming pool and spa heating!
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Highly porous graphitic biomass carbon as advanced electrode materials for supercapacitors

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:27
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01681F, PaperYouning Gong, Delong Li, Chengzhi Luo, Qiang Fu, Chunxu Pan
In this work, we established a one-step strategy to synthesize three-dimensional porous graphitic biomass carbon (PGBC) from bamboo char (BC), and studied its electrochemical performace as electrode materials for supercapacitors....
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Polyetheramine(PEA): a versatile platform to tailor the properties of hydrogel via H-bonding interaction

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:27
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01105A, PaperChangxu Zhang, Zhiyong Liu, Xinhui Zhang, Zixing Shi, Hongjie Xu, Xiaodong Ma, Jie Yin, Ming Tian
Hydrogels have promising applications in biomaterials and other fields. Here, to extend our previous work, we designed a novel class of PEA-P-A-PAAm hydrogel that contains two cooperative H-bonding interactions: PEO/amide...
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To branch or not to branch: C-H selectivity of thiophene-based donor-acceptor-donor monomers in direct arylation polycondensation exemplified by PCDTBT

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:27

Polym. Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00879A, PaperFlorian Lombeck, Franziska Marx, Karen Strassel, Susanna Kunz, Caroline Lienert, Hartmut Komber, Richard Friend, Michael Sommer
The possibility for unselective C-H activation of a thiophene-based, donor-acceptor-donor monomer during direct arylation polycondensation is investigated.
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Photoswitchable fluorescent polymeric nanoparticles for rewritable fluorescence patterning and intracellular dual-color imaging with AIE-based fluorogens as FRET donors

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:24
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00834A, PaperWeibang Zhong, Xuyao Zeng , Jian Chen, Xianghong Yong, Lehui Xiao, Peisheng Zhang
Photoswitchable fluorescent polymer nanoparticles (PFPNs) were constructed from an aggregation-induced emission (AIE) based fluorogen and a photochromic spiropyran-linked amphiphilic copolymer via a simple co-precipitation method. Possessing the reversible photoisomerization property...
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Selective reductive amination of aldehydes from nitro compounds catalyzed by molybdenum sulfide clusters

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:24
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01603D, CommunicationElena Pedrajas, Ivan Sorribes, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller, Rosa Llusar
Secondary amines are selectively obtained from low value starting materials using hydrogen and a non-noble metal based catalyst. Reductive amination of aldehydes from nitroarenes or nitroalkanes is efficiently catalyzed by...
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Multifunctional porous Troger's base polymer with tetraphenylethene unit: CO2 adsorption, luminescence and sensing property

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:24
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00856B, PaperYuanzheng Cui, Yuchuan Liu, jiancong liu, Jianfeng Du, Yue Yu, Shun Wang, Zhiqiang Liang, Jihong Yu
Luminescent porous organic polymers have shown potential applications in sensing, light-harvesting, photocatalysis and photo-voltaic or electronic devices. In this paper, a luminescent porous Troger's base polymer (LMOP-15) with tetraphenylethene unit...
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Tunable emission of tetraphenylethylene copolymer via polymer matrix assisted and aggregation-induced emission

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:24
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01013C, PaperXiang Ma, Chengjie Zhang, Xuyang Yao, Jie Wang
A novel polyacrylamide copolymer (PAM) possessing tetraphenylethylene (TPE) AIEgens was synthesized, which exhibited tunable fluorescence emission under different solvent conditions. Different from traditional AIEgens showing strong fluorescence in poor solvents...
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Conditions for Multicompartment Polymeric Tadpoles via Temperature Directed Self-Assembly

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:24
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01024A, PaperMichael Monteiro, Valentin Bobrin, Zhongfan Jia
The temperature-directed morphology transformation (TDMT) method is a powerful technique to produce nanostructures directly in water at scale. The TDMT method can also be used to form the asymmetric tadpole...
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UV-visible spectroscopic detection of kanamycin based on target-induced growth of gold nanoparticles

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:23
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01685A, PaperChunshuai Wang, Jing Liu, Xuyan Han, Chang Liu, yaping tian, Nandi Zhou
A UV-visible spectroscopic detection of kanamycin was successfully developed based on target-induced growth of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), using AuNPs as probe and kanamycin-specific aptamer as recognition element. Firstly, the aptamer...
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Cloud Point Extraction of Rare Earths and Zinc Using 1,10-Phenanthroline and Triton X-114 Coupled with Microwave Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:23
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00421D, PaperXuemei Li, Naizhong Song, Wei Feng, Qiong Jia
In the present work, cloud point extraction (CPE) of rare earths and zinc coupled with microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometry (MP-AES) was studied with 1,10-phenanthroline as the chelating agent and...
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Preparation of polyacrylic acid surface-crosslinked strong fluorescent polymer nanoparticles and their sensitive in vitro imaging of cancer cells and long-life in vivo imaging of in situ tumor

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:23
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01392B, PaperXueping Cai, Huan-Huan He, Hai-Yang Ding, Xiao-Bo Chen, Tong-Hong Wei, Tian-mei Song, Si-Jia You, Hong-Ping Xie, Chun-Yan Min
This paper prepared a fluorescent nanoparticle with a novel structure suitable for detecting cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Firstly, a strong hydrophilic branch amino polymer was synthesized, and...
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Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise Over $1 Billion in VC Funding in 1H 2017, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:52
Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the second quarter and first half of 2017.
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