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Welcoming new RSC Advances Editorial board members

RSC Advances gives a warm welcome to the following new Editorial board members: Giridhar Madras, Heloise Pastore and Manuel Minas de Piedade.

Giridhar Madras has been a Full Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Science, India since 2007 and has published more than 450 international journal articles, which have more than 13000 citations and is among the most cited engineering scientists in India with a h-index of 55. His research interests are in the area of reaction engineering applied to polymers, supercritical fluids, and catalysis.


Heloise Pastore
is currently a Full Professor at the Chemistry Institute of the State University of Campinas in Brazil and has research interests and experience in Molecular sieves, isomorphic substitution, zeolites, mcm-41 and supramolecular arrangements.

Professor Pastore is responsible for the invention of two new families of molecular sieves called CAL and UEC.

 

Manuel Minas da Piedade‘s research interests are mainly focused on the energetics of molecules (e.g. fullerenes, PAHs, ionic liquids), crystals (nucleation, polymorphism, crystal engineering), and, very recently, also living cells. He is currently based at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal as an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

 

Please see a small selection of articles from our new board members below:

Facile one-pot scalable strategy to engineer biocidal silver nanocluster assembly on thiolated PVDF membranes for water purification
Maya Sharma, Nagarajan Padmavathy, Sanjay Remanan, Giridhar Madras and Suryasarathi Bose
RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 38972-38983
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA03143A, Paper

Lamellar zeolites: an oxymoron?
F. Solânea O. Ramos, Mendelssolm K. de Pietre and Heloise O. Pastore
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 2084-2111
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA21573J, Review Article

Direct experimental observation of the aggregation of α-amino acids into 100–200 nm clusters in aqueous solution
Daniel Hagmeyer, Johannes Ruesing, Tassilo Fenske, Heinz-Werner Klein, Carsten Schmuck, Wolfgang Schrader, Manuel E. Minas da Piedade and Matthias Epple
RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 4690-4696
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA01352E, Paper

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Sandpaper electrode harvests electricity from friction

Researchers in South Korea have developed a method to turn common sandpaper into an electrode that generates current from friction, promising a way to power portable devices with ambient mechanical energy.

Source: © iStock Sandpaper already has the rough texture required to make an effective triboelectric generator

Wirelessly powering small devices by harvesting energy from the environment could eliminate the need to ever recharge them. This is especially useful for embedded sensors as they will often be located in inaccessible places without a power supply, for example, on the inside of machines or the side of buildings.

Interested? Read the full article in Chemistry World.

The original article can be read below:

Large-sized sandpaper coated with solution-processed aluminum for a triboelectric nanogenerator with reliable durability
Daewon Kim, Hye Moon Lee and Yang-Kyu Choi
RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 137-144
DOI:  10.1039/C6RA26677K

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Major society chemistry publishers jointly commit to integration with ORCID

ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship and innovation activities, ensuring authors gain full credit for their work.

Today, we signed their open letter, along with ACS Publications, committing to unambiguous identification of all authors that publish in our journals.

The official press release can be read here.

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Cystic fibrosis treatment clears the way

Stabilising a mucus attacking enzyme with cross-links could allow it to be delivered orally to fight infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the commonest opportunistic pathogens in cystic fibrosis. The bacterium produces alginate, a polysaccharide which causes significant mucus build-up in the lungs and intestine. In addition to affecting patients’ quality of life, this also significantly obstructs the delivery of antibiotics, requiring increased dosages which can lead to antibiotic resistance and an increased chance of side-effects.

Guillermo Castro at the National University of La Plata in Argentina, and his team, investigate the delivery of drugs with significant administrative problems’…

Interested? If so, read the full article at Chemistry World here.

Cross-linking alginate lyase in the presence of BSA stabilises the enzyme but leaves the active site intact
Please click on the below title to access the original article which is free to access until 7th April 2014 :

Development of novel alginate lyase cross-linked aggregates for the oral treatment of cystic fibrosis
G. A. Islan, Y. N. Martinez, A. Illanes and G. R. Castro
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 11758-11765
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47850E

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‘HOT’ articles!

Our referees have spoken once again and chosen the below ‘HOT’ articles. Please have a gander and let us know what you think in the comments section below:

Mn2+/graphene oxide nanocomposite efficiently catalyzes the epoxidation of alkenes with H2O2
Weiguo Zheng, Rong Tan, Lili Zhao, Yaju Chen, Chuanwu Xiong and Donghong Yin
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 11732-11739
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47183G

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Enzymatic oxidation as a potential new route to produce polysaccharide aerogels
Kirsi S. Mikkonen, Kirsti Parikka, Jussi-Petteri Suuronen, Abdul Ghafar, Ritva Serimaa and Maija Tenkanen
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 11884-11892
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47440B 

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Sensitive and regenerable organochalcogen probes for the colorimetric detection of thiols
Shah Jaimin Balkrishna, Ananda S. Hodage, Shailesh Kumar, Piyush Panini and   Sangit Kumar
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 11535-11538
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00381K

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Top 10 most-accessed articles: October – December 2013

Take a look at our most-downloaded articles from the months of October, November and December 2013 and let us know what you think!

System-dependent melting behavior of icosahedral anti-Mackay nanoalloys
Hassan Yousefi Oderji, Hassan Behnejad, Riccardo Ferrando and Hongbin Ding
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 21981-21993
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43401J

Using a two-step deposition technique to prepare perovskite (CH3NH3PbI3) for thin film solar cells based on ZrO2 and TiO2 mesostructures
Dongqin Bi, Soo-Jin Moon, Leif Häggman, Gerrit Boschloo, Lei Yang, Erik M. J. Johansson, Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel and Anders Hagfeldt
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 18762-18766
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43228A

Graphene–inorganic nanocomposites
Song Bai and Xiaoping Shen
RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 64-98
DOI: 10.1039/C1RA00260K

Electrode materials for aqueous asymmetric supercapacitors
Faxing Wang, Shiying Xiao, Yuyang Hou, Chenglin Hu, Lili Liu and Yuping Wu
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 13059-13084
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA23466E

One-pot synthesis of homogeneous core–shell Cu2O films with nanoparticle-composed multishells and their photocatalytic properties
Chen Chen, Haiyan Xu, Ling Xu, Fengjun Zhang, Jinkuang Dong and Hao Wang
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 25010-25018
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43450H

Iron-containing nanomaterials: synthesis, properties, and environmental applications
Boris I. Kharisov, H. V. Rasika Dias, Oxana V. Kharissova, Victor Manuel Jiménez-Pérez, Betsabee Olvera Pérez and Blanca Muñoz Flores
RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 9325-9358
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20812A

Review of recent advances in carbon dioxide separation and capture
Saeed Danaei Kenarsari, Dali Yang, Guodong Jiang, Suojiang Zhang, Jianji Wang, Armistead G. Russell, Qiang Wei and Maohong Fan
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 22739-22773
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43965H

Graphene-based photocatalytic composites
Xiaoqiang An and Jimmy C. Yu
RSC Adv., 2011, 1, 1426-1434
DOI: 10.1039/C1RA00382H

Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) for sustainable energy production and product recovery from organic wastes and industrial wastewaters
Deepak Pant, Anoop Singh, Gilbert Van Bogaert, Stig Irving Olsen, Poonam Singh Nigam, Ludo Diels and Karolien Vanbroekhoven
RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 1248-1263
DOI: 10.1039/C1RA00839K

Synthesis of graphene-based nanomaterials and their application in energy-related and environmental-related areas
Guixia Zhao, Tao Wen, Changlun Chen and Xiangke Wang
RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 9286-9303
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20990J

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‘HOT’ articles – take a look!

Our referees have selected the below ‘HOT’ articles for this month. Please have a read and let us know your thoughts below!

Utilization of the photophysical and photochemical properties of phosphorescent transition metal complexes in the development of photofunctional cellular sensors, imaging reagents, and cytotoxic agents
Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo, Steve Po-Yam Lia
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 10560-10585
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47611A

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Carbon-based quantum dots for fluorescence imaging of cells and tissues
Pengju G. Luo, Fan Yang, Sheng-Tao Yang, Sumit K. Sonkar, Liju Yang, Jessica J. Broglie, Yun Liu and Ya-Ping Sun
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 10791-10807
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47683A 

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Automated system for extraction and instantaneous analysis of millimeter-sized samples
Jie-Bi Hu, Ssu-Ying Chen, June-Tai Wu, Yu-Chie Chen and Pawel L. Urban
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 10693-10701
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA48023B 

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Toilet purification system doubles as hydrogen fuel cell

An electrolysis cell that couples energy storage with water purification and reuse has been developed as part of a wider project to make a self-sustaining toilet.

The electrochemical system reduces the yellow colour of wastewater at the same time as producing hydrogen

The electrochemical system reduces the yellow colour of wastewater at the same time as producing hydrogen

Electrochemical approaches to water purification are not unknown but often focus on wastewater in industrially developed areas. Michael Hoffmann, and colleagues at the California Institute of Technology in the US, hope their electrochemical water splitting method for purifying human waste, at the same time as generating hydrogen gas, will eventually be introduced into areas with underdeveloped infrastructure.

Read the full article at Chemistry World.

Electrochemical treatment of human waste coupled with molecular hydrogen production
Kangwoo Cho, Daejung Kwon and Michael R. Hoffmann  
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 4596-4608
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA46699J

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HOT papers in RSC Advances

Here are the latest HOT papers published in RSC Advances:

Size-adjustable annular ring-functionalized mesoporous silica as effective and selective adsorbents for heavy metal ions
Fa-Kuen Shieh, Chia-Teng Hsiao, Hsien-Ming Kao, Yu-Chein Sue, Kuan-Wei Lin, Chang-Cheng Wu, Xi-Hong Chen, Lei Wan, Ming-Hua Hsu, Jih Ru Hwu, Chia-Kuang Tsung and Kevin C.-W. Wu  
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 25686-25689
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA45016C

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A quantitative assessment of the production of ˙OH and additional oxidants in the dark Fenton reaction: Fenton degradation of aromatic amines
Claudio Minero, Mirco Lucchiari, Valter Maurino and Davide Vione  
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 26443-26450
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA44585B

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Synthesis of dibenzyl carbonate: towards a sustainable catalytic approach
Giulia Fiorani and Maurizio Selva  
RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 1929-1937
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42904K

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All the papers listed above are free to access for the next 4 weeks!

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HOT papers in RSC Advances

Here are the latest HOT papers published in RSC Advances:

Synthesis of [18F]4-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,2,4-triazole-3,5-dione: an agent for specific radiolabelling of tyrosine
Flagothier Jessica, Warnier Corentin, Dammicco Sylvestre, Lemaire Christian and Luxen André
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 24936-24940
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA44666B

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Novel environmentally friendly (Bi, Ca, Zn, La)VO4 inorganic yellow pigments
Wendusu, Taihei Honda, Toshiyuki Masui and Nobuhito Imanaka  
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 24941-24945
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43978J

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Iron-catalysed alkene hydrogenation and reductive cross-coupling using a bench-stable iron(II) pre-catalyst
Dominik J. Frank, Léa Guiet, Alexander Käslin, Elliot Murphy and Stephen P. Thomas  
RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 25698-25701
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA44519D

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All the papers listed above are free to access for the next 4 weeks!

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