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A strategy to facilitate the assembly of DNA and upconversion nanoparticles for biosensor construction

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 23:03
Anal. Methods, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY01251B, PaperYu-ping Han, Lin Shen, Zhen Li, Zhi-hong Liu
Upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have attracted increasing interest owing to their excellent properties in chem/bio sensing. And DNA is the most often used biomolecule to functionalize the nanoparticles. However, there is...
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Solar Industry Comments on Mass. Legislature’s Passage of Omnibus Energy Bill

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 17:34
The bill addresses a decision by the Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) that would have allowed Eversource to impose complex fees on consumers who go solar.
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Honda SmartCharge™ Beta Program Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Save Money and Reduce Environmental Footprint

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:42
App finds best time to charge electric vehicles, adjusting to electric grid conditions to reduce customer costs and CO2 emissions
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Tunable mixed oxides based on CeO2 for the selective aerobic oxidation of 5-(hydroxymethyl) furfural to FDCA in water

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 11:49
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00972D, CommunicationAngela Dibenedetto, María Ventura, Francesco Nocito, Elvira De Giglio, Stefania Cometa, Angela Altomare
Chemicals derived from 5-HMF,1a via selective oxidation of its pending arms are becoming increasingly important due to their applications.1b This paper discusses the use of Earth crust abundant new mixed...
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Improved Way to Make III-V Solar Cells Could Hold Key to Lower Costs

Scientists at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) work to refine the technique called hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE), which holds the potential to produce cheaper, more efficient solar cells capable of producing more electricity.
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Why Fast Charging Stations Are Good for the Grid

Fast charging stations on medium voltage grids have unique properties that can play a role in stabilising the grid & absorb large amounts of renewable energy (solar and wind).
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SOLAREDGE EXTENDS LAWSUIT AGAINST HUAWEI AND DISTRIBUTOR IN GERMANY TO TWO ADDITIONAL PATENTS

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:11
Further Patents Asserted to Protect SolarEdge’s Patented Power Optimizer Technology
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Hanergy joins hand with Bollore Group to build solar electric vehicles

Alternative Energy - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:10
First, according to their core technologies and resources, both the parties will cooperate in the designing, development and production of solar vehicles. While, Hanergy mobile energy strategy has been fully integrated, Bluecar has mature automotive design, R&D and mass production capabilities. The cooperation between the two parties intends to fully guarantee the life and the safety of solar vehicles.
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Catalytic Conversion of Biomass Derivatives to Lactic Acid with Increased Selectivity in Aqueous Tin(II) Chloride/Choline Chloride System

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 06:43
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01022F, PaperAsep Bayu, Akihiro Yoshida, Surachai Karnjanakom, Katsuki Kusakabe, Xiaogang Hao, Tirto Prakoso, Abuliti Abudula, Guoqing Guan
Catalytic conversion of biomass-derived carbohydrates to lactic acid (LacA) over Sn-based catalysts always shows a low selectivity (<30%) in an aqueous system, especially when SnCl2 is used as the catalyst....
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Straightforward synthesis of model polystyrene-block-poly(vinyl alcohol) diblock polymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 05:43

Polym. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00937F, PaperOzcan Altintas, Joshua C. Speros, Frank S. Bates, Marc A. Hillmyer
Well-defined polystyrene-block-poly(vinyl alcohol) (PS-b-PVA) polymers were synthesized via RDRP protocols. The morphology of the block polymers was investigated by GISAXS and AFM.
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Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(Ethene-Ketone-Arylene-Ketone)s Containing Pendant Methylthio Groups via Metal-Free Catalyzed Copolymerization of Aryldiynes with DMSO

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 03:41
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00819A, PaperWeiqiang Fu, Lichao Dong, Jianbing Shi, Bin Tong, Zhengxu Cai, Junge Zhi, Yuping Dong
A series of methylthio-substituted poly(ethene-ketone-arylene-ketone)s were synthesized by metal-free catalyzed copolymerization between aromatic diynes and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). The copolymerization can be easily carried out under catalysis by I2 and...
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Iodine catalyzed diamination of styrene in water with the oxidation of H2O2

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 00:39
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01332B, CommunicationLiyan Liu, Qi Sun, Zicong Yan, Xinping Liang, Zhenggen Zha, Yu Yang, Zhiyong Wang
An environmentally friendly diamination was developed in the presence of TMDAI/H2O2 with water as the only by-product. A series of 3-amino indolines can be obtianed in good to excellent yields....
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BYD Supports CharIN and its Electric Vehicle Charging Standards

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:50
Battery-electric Vehicle Global Leader Joins CharIN to Advance System Standardization
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Automated 4-Sample Protein Immunoassays using 3D-Printed Microfluidics

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:27
Anal. Methods, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY01271G, Technical NoteJames Rusling, Karteek Kadimisetty, Andy Spak, Ketki Bhalerao, Mohamed Sharafeldin, Islam Mosa, Norman Lee
Low cost, miniaturized assay platforms that work with small sample volumes, high sensitivity and rapid detection will have high value in future biomolecular diagnostics. Herein we report an automated, 3D...
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Base-promoted ring-closing carbonyl–allene metathesis for the synthesis of 2,4-disubstituted pyrroles

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:26
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01675E, CommunicationGuolin Cheng, Weiwei Lv, Lulu Xue
A base-promoted ring-closing carbonyl–allene metathesis reaction of N-allenyl β-enaminones (generated in situ from N-propargyl β-enaminones) gives 2,4-disubstituted pyrroles with cleavage of the C(sp)–C(sp3) bond. This transition metal-free procedure generates 1...
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Effects of flexibility and branching of side chains on the mechanical properties of low-bandgap conjugated polymers

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:25
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00820E, PaperFumitaka Sugiyama, Andrew T Kleinschmidt, Laure V Kayser, Daniel Rodriquez, Mickey Finn, Mohammad Alkhadra, Jeremy Wan, Julian Ramirez, Andrew Chiang, Samuel E Root, Suchol Savagatrup, Darren J Lipomi
This paper describes effects of the flexibility, length, and branching of side chains on the mechanical properties of low-bandgap semiconducting polymers. The backbones of the polymer chains comprise a diketopyrrolopyrrole...
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Highly Syndioselective Coordination (co)Polymerization of Isopropenylstyrene

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 09:23
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00625C, PaperZhen Zhang, Yanli Dou, Shihui Li, Dongmei Cui
The coordination (co)polymerization of para-isopropenylstyrene (pIPSt) and meta-isopropenylstyrene (mIPSt), initiated by scandium (Sc) based catalysts, afforded a new type of products bearing pendant isopropenyl groups with perfect syndiotacity (rrrr >...
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Sunpin Solar Recognized as a 2018 Top Five Solar Developer in the United States

Alternative Energy - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:40
The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Irvine, CA-based solar firm
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Ball-milling synthesized hydrotalcite supported Cu-Mn mixed oxide under solvent-free conditions: an active catalyst for aerobic oxidative synthesis of 2-acylbenzothiazoles and quinoxalines

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 05:09
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01816B, PaperXu Meng, Xiuru Bi, chaoying Yu, Gexin Chen, Baohua Chen, Zhenqiang Jing, Peiqing Zhao
A rapid solvent-free ball-milling method was developed to prepare hydrophobic hydrotalcite supported Cu-Mn mixed oxide catalyst (Cu-Mn/HT). The mechanochemically prepared catalyst exhibited highly catalytic activity and recyclability towards the aerobic...
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