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Mercapto-modified magnesium silicate micro-particles for efficient extraction and preconcentration of mercury ions from estuarine waters

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 08:36
Anal. Methods, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00927A, PaperMorteza Sajedi-fard, Kamal Ghanemi, Yadollah Nikpour
This article presents a new and robust adsorbent for extraction and preconcentration of Hg ions from estuary samples based on modification of magnesium silicate (MgSi) with 2-mercaptobenzoxazole (MBO). The properties,...
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Ochratoxin A Enhanced Detection of Cytochrome c with Aptamers-Based Microcantilever Sensor

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:32
Anal. Methods, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00788H, CommunicationXuejuan Chen, Chen Li, Yangang Pan, Bailin Zhang
Cytochrome c is a globular heme protein which is known to adopt a variety of alternative conformations in addition to its natural structure. In this paper, we developed a microcantilever...
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Sequential [3+2] cycloaddition and [5+n] annulation for modular synthesis of dihydrobenzoxazines, tetrahydrobenzoxazepines and tetrahydrobenzoxazocines

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:27
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01099D, PaperAlex Muthengi, Xiaofeng Zhang, Gagan Dhawan, Wensheng Zhang, Francesca Corsini, Wei Zhang
A two-step method for the [3+2] cycloaddition of azomethine ylides followed by a double SN2 substitution-based [5+n] annulation is introduced for the modular synthesis of dihydrobenzoxazine, tetrahydrobenzoxazepine and tetrahydrobenzoxazocine derivatives....
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Polyurethane by Ionic Liquid Crosslink; A New Class of Super Shape-Memory Like Polymer

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 03:27
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00549D, PaperPrasanta Kumar Behera, Prantik Mondal, Nikhil K Singha
This investigation reports on the synthesis of a new class of ionic liquid crosslinked shape-memory polyurethane (PU-IL) based on polycaprolactone diol and 4,4[prime or minute]-methylenebis(phenyl isocyanate) (MDI), which can overcome the major...
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Reversible Star Assembly of Polyolefins Using Interconversion between Boroxine and Boronic Acid

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:27
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00519B, PaperRyo Tanaka, Naoki Tonoko, Shin-ichi Kihara, Yuushou Nakayama, Takeshi Shiono
Synthetic methods for star-shaped polyolefins has been strongly desired for a long time because they would show large differences in processability and surface property compared with linear polyolefin. However, present...
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Synthesis of high-density aviation fuels with methyl benzaldehyde and cyclohexanone

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:23
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01628C, PaperJilei Xu, Ning Li, Guangyi Li, Fengan Han, Ai-Qin Wang, Yu cong, Xiaodong Wang, Tao Zhang
A new two-step process was developed for the synthesis of high-density jet fuel range tricyclic alkanes with methyl benzaldehydes and cyclohexanone which can be derived from lignocellulose. In the first...
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Preparation of Multifunctional Hollow Microporous Organic Nanospheres via One-pot Hyper-cross-linking Mediated Self-assembly Strategy

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:23
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00694F, PaperYang Xu, Tianqi Wang, Zidong He, Minghong Zhou, wei yu, Buying shi, kun huang
Herein we report a universal method for the preparation of multifunctional hollow microporous organic nanospheres (H-MONs) using functional aromatic monomers (such as: benzylamine, 2, 2-bipyridine, triphenylamine or carbazole) and polylactide-b-polystyrene...
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Fully Solution-Processable Cu2O-BiVO4 Photoelectrochemical Cells for Bias-Free Solar Water Splitting

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:08
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00681D, PaperHyunwoo Kim, Sanghyun Bae, Dasom Jeon, Jungki Ryu
We report a fully solution processable bias-free photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell for overall solar water splitting using a Cu2O photocathode and a BiVO4 photoanode. They were modified with catalytic multilayers (CMs)...
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Green and continuous route to assemble lateral nanodimensional graphitic oxide composites without process interruption

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:07
Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01436A, CommunicationBijay Kumar Paudel, Kyung-Oh Doh, Jeong Hoon Byeon
A single-pass process was developed to continuously assemble lateral nanoscaled iron-decorated graphitic oxide conjugated with doxorubicin and polyethylene glycol (IDGO@DOX-PEG) flakes. The resulting flakes were employed for magneto- and photo-thermal...
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Light Induced Polyethylene Ligation

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:07
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00717A, PaperJanin Tanja Offenloch, Sebastien Norsic, Hatice Mutlu, Manel Taam, Olivier Boyron, Christophe Boisson, Franck D'Agosto, Christopher Barner-Kowollik
We introduce a photoreactive polyethylene (PE) derivative, which upon light irradiation ([small lambda]max = 365 nm) can effectively react to form well-defined block copolymers with polystyrene and poly(methyl methacrylate). The herein...
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Empowering mechanochemistry with multi-mechanophore polymer architectures

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:07
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00720A, MinireviewBrandon Bowser, Stephen L Craig
The development of multi-mechanophore polymers (MMPs) has empowered new methodologies for observing, quantifying, and exploiting mechanochemical transformations. For example, techniques such as single molecule force spectroscopy and pulsed ultrasound can...
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New wind turbines are even efficient in low winds – the benefits are fivefold

Alternative Energy - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:02
VTT Research Centre of Technology (VTT) has explored the potential and economic benefits of new wind power technology. The technology would greatly increase the benefits of wind energy and enable the competitive utilisation of wind power in Finland.
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Light- and pH-dually responsive dendrimer-star copolymer containing spiropyran groups: synthesis, self-assembly and controlled drug release

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:06
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00721G, PaperWeizhong Yuan, Xueyuan Gao, Erli Pei, Zhihong Li
Amphiphilic dendrimer-star copolymer poly(ε-caprolactone)-block-poly(methacrylic acid-co-spiropyran methacrylate) (DPCL-b-P(MAA-co-SPMA)) was synthesized by the combination of ring-opening polymerization (ROP), atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), acidolysis and DCC reactions. The copolymer could self-assemble into...
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Miniaturized, High-Throughput and Green Determination of the Saponification Value of Edible Oils Using Thermal Infrared Enthalpimetry

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:01
Anal. Methods, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00597D, PaperFlavia M Dalla Nora, Alessandra Stangherlin Oliveira, Bruna Nichelle Lucas, Daniele Freitas Ferreira, Fabio Andrei Duarte, Alexandre Jose Cichoski, Renius Oliveira Mello, Juliano Smanioto Smanioto Barin
Saponification value (SV) is one of the parameters used to evaluate the quality of edible oils and it is determined by titration after oil heating with the KOH solution. This...
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Swelling-Induced Pore Generation in Fluorinated Polynorbornene Block Copolymer Films

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:01
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00646F, PaperYunshik Cho, Youngjin Kim, Tae-Lim Choi, Jeewoo Lim, Kookheon Char
Selective swelling of block copolymer (BCP) films is an emerging method for preparing mesoporous polymer films. Materials used in this simple and mild pore-generation strategy, however, have been limited to...
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Alelion electrifies heavy vehicle manufacturer KAMAG with move into new segment

Alternative Energy - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:53
The German manufacturer of heavy vehicles KAMAG Transporttechnik GmbH & Co. KG, partners up with Alelion Energy Systems AB as it focuses on sustainable autonomous vehicles - soon to be powered by Swedish lithium-ion batteries. The KAMAG order is a significant move for Alelion into a new segment and an important step towards Sweden's first factory for large-scale production of lithium-ion batteries for vehicles.
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THE ULTIMATE ‘GREEN ENERGY’ COMPETITION PLACES DESIGN INNOVATION, TEAMWORK AND STRATEGY AT ITS CORE

Alternative Energy - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:52
* Design Innovation takes centre stage as winners of MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC ‘PUMP IT UP' CHALLENGE 2018 announced • 1380 pupils across nine West Lothian senior schools compete to create the most inventive use for an energy efficient heat pump.
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Ultra-trace determination of sodium fluoroacetate (1080) as monofluoroacetate in milk and milk powder by GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:00
Anal. Methods, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00767E, PaperYiu-Tung Wong, Wing-Ki Law, Shirley Sau-Ling Lai, Siu-Pan Wong, Kong-Chi Lau, Clare Ho
A sensitive analytical method based on derivatization with 3-nitroaniline is established for the trace determination of sodium fluoroacetate (1080) in milk and milk powders. The method reported here utilizes protein...
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Gold nanocone array directly grown on nickel foam for improved SERS detection of aromatic dye

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:00
Anal. Methods, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00840J, PaperFugang Xu, Huasheng Lai, Hui Xu
An efficient SERS substrate composed of gold nanocone array with abundant sharp tips directly grown on 3D porous Ni foam (AuNCA@Ni foam) was developed for sensitive detection of aromatic dye....
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A Tunable One-Pot Three-Component Synthesis of an 125I and Gd-Labelled Star Polymer Nanoparticle for Hybrid Imaging with MRI and Nuclear Medicine

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:00
Polym. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C8PY00621K, PaperLars Esser, Nigel Lengkeek, Bradford A Moffat, Mai Vu, Ivan Greguric, John F Quinn, Thomas P. Davis, Michael R Whittaker
The successful treatment of a disease via individualized treatment protocols relies on an early and accurate diagnosis. Advances to imaging hardware, such as hybrid PET/MRI scanners, have overcome the inherit...
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