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Editors’ collection: Liquid Crystals Science and Technology by Associate Editor Giacomo Saielli

We are delighted to share with you our latest collection of recently published articles focusing on Liquid Crystals, handpicked by Associate Editor Dr Giacomo Saielli (Italian National Research Council and University of Padova).

Liquid Crystals (LCs) have been discovered serendipitously in 1888 by the botanist Friedrich Reinitzer. Their discovery sparked a great deal of debate during the first half of 1900 concerning their structural and dynamic properties and even their relationship with living organisms. They remained, however, mostly an academic curiosity until the second half of the last century when their possible application as displays became clear.

LC displays now represent a huge share of the display industry and many other applications based on LCs have been proposed and developed. At the same time, the LC science, mostly rooted in chemistry and physics but also touching mathematics, biology and engineering, has progressed significantly with new fields opening, e.g. ionic liquid crystals, polymeric liquid crystals, active matter systems, orienting phases for bio-NMR, LC-based membranes for separation. Moreover, new LC phases have been reported during the last recent decades renewing the scientific discussion on the fundamental properties and phase structure of these fascinating materials.

This themed collection highlights a series of papers published in the last two years concerning basic scientific investigations on LCs, from the synthesis of novel materials to structure-property relationships as well as applications in opto-electronic devices, thus attesting the breadth and vitality of the present research on liquid crystals.

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Featured articles:

Photo-controllable rotational motion of cholesteric liquid crystalline droplets in a dispersion system
Yota Sakai, Woon Yong Sohn and Kenji Katayama
RSC Adv.
, 2020, 10, 21191-21197. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA03465G

The role of intermolecular interactions in stabilizing the structure of the nematic twist-bend phase
Katarzyna Merkel, Barbara Loska, Chris Welch, Georg H. Mehl and Antoni Kocot
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 2917-2925 DOI: 10.1039/D0RA10481G

Textile materials inspired by structural colour in nature
Celina Jones, Franz J. Wortmann, Helen F. Gleeson and  Stephen G. Yeates
RSC Adv., 2020, 10, 24362-24367 DOI: 10.1039/D0RA01326A

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Meet the Editor

Dr. Giacomo Saielli is currently Senior Researcher at the CNR Institute on Membrane Technology, Padova Unit, and contract Professor of Chemistry at the University of Padova. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Padova in 1999, he spent two years as a post-doc at the University of Southampton, UK. He then received a JSPS short fellowship for a post-doc at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan, in 2003. Moreover, he has been a visiting researcher at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA (2010); Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA (2013); and PIFI visiting scientist (President’s International Fellowship Initiative – Chinese Academy of Science) at the CAS Institute of Theoretical Physics in Beijing, in 2017. His research is mainly focussed on computational studies of ionic liquids, liquid crystals and computational spectroscopy.

 

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections

Over the last 6 months, we have published a series of collections on selected topics to celebrate RSC Advances 10th Anniversary. The collections contain some outstanding work published in the journal over the 10 years.

All collections published so far have been collated below for everyone to browse and enjoy – all articles are free to read and access.

Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or new to a field.

Would you like to submit a paper on a topic highlighted in our 10th Anniversary collections? Do you have a great idea for a review? Please submit here or contact the Editorial Office to discuss, we welcome work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines.

Happy New Year – we hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

RSC Advances Editorial team

 

Synthesis of nanomaterials

Nanostructures

Nanomaterial applications

 

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Call for papers: New Insights into Biomolecular Systems from Large-Scale Simulations

RSC Advances is delighted to announce a new themed collection titled ‘New Insights into Biomolecular systems from Large-Scale Simulations’. This collection is Guest Edited by Professor Stacey Wetmore (University of Lethbridge), A/ Professor Megan O’Mara (Australian National University) and Dr Sarah Rauscher (University of Toronto).

 

Scope

Falling at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science, computational biochemistry uses computer simulations to uncover the molecular level details of the structure, interactions, and function of diverse sets of biomolecules. The past decade has become a particularly exciting turning point in the field as modern computational resources are now sufficient to allow biological processes to be simulated at relevant times scales. As a result, new computational approaches have been developed that bridge the gap between simulations and experiments, allowing researchers to answer key questions about biomolecular dynamics and cellular function more broadly.

This themed collection in RSC Advances aims to highlight recent applications of computer simulations to understand the structural and functional dynamics of biomolecular systems, with the goal to extract insights from large datasets and permit direct comparisons to experimental data. An emphasis will be placed on the application of large-scale models to address unexplored areas in protein folding, intrinsically disordered proteins, protein aggregation, nucleic acid structure and function, membrane proteins, signaling molecules crossing membranes, and ligand interactions, among other topics.

 

How to submit

Both Papers and Review articles will be considered for this issue. All submissions will be subject to an initial assessment by Associate Editors and, if suitable for the journal, they will be subject to rigorous peer review to meet the usual high standards of RSC Advances.

Our APC is among the lowest in the industry; £750 for articles as well as reviews (corresponding to approximately $985 or €830 or CNY 6800) and there are no submission charges. Discounts and waivers are offered to authors from developing countries.

If you would like to submit to this issue please notify the Editorial Office at advances-rsc@rsc.org. The manuscript should be prepared according to our article guidelines and submitted via our online system anytime before the submission deadline of 15th June 2022. If you would like to submit but require additional time to prepare your article please do let us know by email.

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: Removal of chromium from aqueous solutions

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

Do you have a great idea for a review? Will you be the author of our next historical paper? Please share it with the world, we welcome work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines – free to read and access for everyone who needs it.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

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Highlighted articles

Magnetically recoverable ZrO2/Fe3O4/chitosan nanomaterials for enhanced sunlight driven photoreduction of carcinogenic Cr(VI) and dechlorination & mineralization of 4-chlorophenol from simulated waste water
Amit Kumar, Changsheng Guo, Gaurav Sharma, Deepak Pathania, Mu Naushad, Susheel Kalia and Pooja Dhiman
Article, 2016

 

Effective removal of Cr(VI) using β-cyclodextrin–chitosan modified biochars with adsorption/reduction bifuctional roles
Xixian Huang, Yunguo Liu, Shaobo Liu, Xiaofei Tan, Yang Ding, Guangming Zeng, Yaoyu Zhou, Mingming Zhang, Shufan Wang and Bohong Zheng
Article, 2016



Insight into the synergistic effect on adsorption for Cr(VI) by a polypyrrole-based composite
Wanhong Sun, Wenbo Zhang, Hailing Li, Qiong Su, Ping Zhang and Lihua Chen
Article, 2020

 

Recent advances in hexavalent chromium removal from aqueous solutions by adsorptive methods
Vusumzi E. Pakade, Nikita T. Tavengwa and Lawrence M. Madikizela
Review, 2019

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: Adsorption and degradation of pollutants

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

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We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

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Highlighted articles

Removal of basic dye Auramine-O by ZnS:Cu nanoparticles loaded on activated carbon: optimization of parameters using response surface methodology with central composite design
Arash Asfaram, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Shilpi Agarwal, Inderjeet Tyagi and Vinod Kumar Gupta
Article, 2015

In situ TEMPO surface functionalization of nanocellulose membranes for enhanced adsorption of metal ions from aqueous medium
Zoheb Karim, Minna Hakalahti, Tekla Tammelin and Aji P. Mathew
Article, 2017

Metal (Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb) removal from environmentally relevant waters using polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated magnetite nanoparticles
Jie Hong, Junyu Xie, Seyyedali Mirshahghassemi and Jamie Lead
Article, 2020

Principles and mechanisms of photocatalytic dye degradation on TiO2 based photocatalysts: a comparative overview
Anila Ajmal, Imran Majeed, Riffat Naseem Malik, Hicham Idriss and Muhammad Amtiaz Nadeem
Review, 2014

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary collections: Water treatment

 

Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today. Over the years, new findings in chemistry have been published in the journal but there are also high quality reviews – they truly are gifts between researchers serving as valuable sources of information for anyone needing an update or is new to a field.

Do you have a great idea for a review? Will you be the author of our next historical paper? Please share it with the world, we welcome work in every area of the chemical sciences and related disciplines – free to read and access for everyone who needs it.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

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Highlighted articles

A facile preparation method for new two-component supramolecular hydrogels and their performances in adsorption, catalysis, and stimuli-response
Junlin Zhu, Ran Wang, Rui Geng, Xuan Zhang, Fan Wang, Tifeng Jiao, Jingyue Yang, Zhenhua Bai and Qiuming Peng
Article, 2019

 

Principles and mechanisms of photocatalytic dye degradation on TiO2 based photocatalysts: a comparative overview
Anila Ajmal, Imran Majeed, Riffat Naseem Malik, Hicham Idriss and Muhammad Amtiaz Nadeem
Article, 2014



Synthesis and application of pillared clay heterogeneous catalysts for wastewater treatment: a review
Jeffrey Baloyi, Thabang Ntho and John Moma
Review, 2018

 

Chemical treatment technologies for waste-water recycling-an overview
Vinod Kumar Gupta, Imran Ali, Tawfik A. Saleh, Arunima Nayak and Shilpi Agarwal
Review, 2012

 

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RSC Advances 10th Anniversary: Highly cited articles

In 2011 the Royal Society of Chemistry published the first issue of RSC Advances, and to celebrate our 10th anniversary we would like to share with you some of the very best articles that have been published in the journal throughout the years.

In this blog collection some of the most highly cited papers published in RSC Advances are showcased, demonstrating the consistency over time and our commitment to publishing quality research across the breadth of the chemical sciences.

Find out more about the history of RSC Advances and how we got to where we are today in the Editorial: RSC Advances: celebrating 10 years of publication.

We will continue to celebrate RSC Advances 10th Anniversary over the next few months and we look forward to sharing more articles and activities with you – follow us on Twitter or sign up for RSC Advances news for updates on our anniversary celebrations.

We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collections!

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2011

Hierarchical nickel sulfide hollow spheres for high performance supercapacitors
By Ting Zhu, Zhiyu Wang, Shujiang Ding, Jun Song Chen and Xiong Wen (David) Lou

 

Well-crystallized square-like 2D BiOCl nanoplates: mannitol-assisted hydrothermal synthesis and improved visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance
Jinyan Xiong, Gang Cheng, Guangfang Li, Fan Qin and Rong Chen

 

Magnetite/graphene nanosheet composites: interfacial interaction and its impact on the durable high-rate performance in lithium-ion batteries
Jisheng Zhou, Huaihe Song, Lulu Ma and Xiaohong Chen

 

2012

Nitrogen-doped graphene with high nitrogen level via a one-step hydrothermal reaction of graphene oxide with urea for superior capacitive energy storage
Li Sun, Lei Wang, Chungui Tian, Taixing Tan, Ying Xie, Keying Shi, Meitong Li and Honggang Fu

 

A thermodynamic analysis of methanation reactions of carbon oxides for the production of synthetic natural gas
Jiajian Gao, Yingli Wang, Yuan Ping, Dacheng Hu, Guangwen Xu, Fangna Gu and Fabing Su

 

Freestanding Co3O4 nanowire array for high performance supercapacitors
Xin-hui Xia, Jiang-ping Tu, Yong-qi Zhang, Yong-jin Mai, Xiu-li Wang, Chang-dong Gu and Xin-bing Zhao

 

2013

A green and facile approach for the synthesis of water soluble fluorescent carbon dots from banana juice
Bibekananda De and Niranjan Karak

 

Understanding the local reactivity in polar organic reactions through electrophilic and nucleophilic Parr functions
Luis R. Domingo, Patricia Pérez and José A. Sáez

 

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

 

2014

Size-controlled silver nanoparticles synthesized over the range 5-100 nm using the same protocol and their antibacterial efficacy
Shekhar Agnihotri, Soumyo Mukherji and Suparna Mukherji

 

Principles and mechanisms of photocatalytic dye degradation on TiO2 based photocatalysts: a comparative overview
Anila Ajmal, Imran Majeed, Riffat Naseem Malik, Hicham Idriss and Muhammad Amtiaz Nadeem

 

Recent developments in palladium catalysed carbonylation reactions
Sandip T. Gadge and Bhalchandra M. Bhanage

 

2015

Free radicals, natural antioxidants, and their reaction mechanisms
Satish Balasaheb Nimse and Dilipkumar Pal

 

Removal of basic dye Auramine-O by ZnS:Cu nanoparticles loaded on activated carbon: optimization of parameters using response surface methodology with central composite design
Arash Asfaram, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Shilpi Agarwal, Inderjeet Tyagi and Vinod Kumar Gupta

 

ZnO/Ag/Mn2O3 nanocomposite for visible light-induced industrial textile effluent degradation, uric acid and ascorbic acid sensing and antimicrobial activity
R. Saravanan, Mohammad Mansoob Khan, Vinod Kumar Gupta, E. Mosquera, F. Gracia, V. Narayanan and A. Stephen

 

2016

Enhancing mechanical performance of epoxy thermosets via designing a block copolymer to self-organize into “core-shell” nanostructure
Zhengguang Heng, Zhong Zeng, Bin Zhang, Yinfu Luo, Jiemin Luo, Yang Chen, Huawei Zou and Mei Liang

 

Introducing DDEC6 atomic population analysis: part 1. Charge partitioning theory and methodology
Thomas A. Manz and Nidia Gabaldon Limas

 

A mechanically synthesized SiO2-Fe metal matrix composite for effective dechlorination of aqueous 2-chlorophenol: the optimum of the preparation conditions
Yunfei Zhang, Bo Yang, Jinhong Fan and Luming Ma

 

2017

A critical analysis of the alpha, beta and gamma phases in poly(vinylidene fluoride) using FTIR
Xiaomei Cai, Tingping Lei, Daoheng Sun and Liwei Lin

 

Synthesis and characterization of sulfophenyl-functionalized reduced graphene oxide sheets
Benjamin Diby Ossonon and Daniel Bélanger

 

Surface characteristics influencing bacterial adhesion to polymeric substrates
Yue Yuan, Michael P. Hays, Philip R. Hardwidge and Jooyoun Kim

 

2018

Photoluminescence properties of a ScBO3:Cr3+ phosphor and its applications for broadband near-infrared LEDs
Qiyue Shao, Hao Ding, Leqi Yao, Junfeng Xu, Chao Liang and Jianqing Jiang

 

Frequency and temperature-dependence of dielectric permittivity and electric modulus studies of the solid solution Ca0.85Er0.1Ti1-xCo4x/3O3 (0 <= x <= 0.1)
Ch. Rayssi, S. El.Kossi, J. Dhahri and K. Khirouni

 

Sulfonated graphene oxide/Nafion composite membranes for high temperature and low humidity proton exchange membrane fuel cells
Mohanraj Vinothkannan, Ae Rhan Kim, G. Gnana kumar and Dong Jin Yoo

 

2019

Enhanced luminescence and tunable magnetic properties of lanthanide coordination polymers based on fluorine substitution and phenanthroline ligand
Xun Feng, Yapei Shang, Heng Zhang, Rongfang Li, Weizhou Wang, Daoming Zhang, Liya Wang and Zhongjun Li

 

A facile preparation method for new two-component supramolecular hydrogels and their performances in adsorption, catalysis, and stimuli-response
Junlin Zhu, Ran Wang, Rui Geng, Xuan Zhang, Fan Wang, Tifeng Jiao, Jingyue Yang, Zhenhua Bai and Qiuming Peng

 

Numerical simulation of oscillatory oblique stagnation point flow of a magneto micropolar nanofluid
Muhammad Adil Sadiq, Arif Ullah Khan, S. Saleem and S. Nadeem

 

2020

Fabrication of CS/GA/RGO/Pd composite hydrogels for highly efficient catalytic reduction of organic pollutants
Lei Ge, Meng Zhang, Ran Wang, Na Li, Lexin Zhang, Shufeng Liu and Tifeng Jiao

 

Synthesis of a hierarchical carbon fiber@cobalt ferrite@manganese dioxide composite and its application as a microwave absorber
Ailing Feng, Tianqi Hou, Zirui Jia and Guanglei Wu

 

Anti-HIV drug repurposing against SARS-CoV-2
Peng Sang, Shu-Hui Tian, Zhao-Hui Meng and Li-Quan Yang

 

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Editors’ collection: Metals in Medicine by Associate Editor Camilla Abbehausen

We are delighted to share with you our latest collection of recently published articles focusing on Metals in Medicine, handpicked by Associate Editor Dr. Camilla Abbehausen (University of Campinas).

This exciting research field explores all the periodic table diversity to design molecules, particles, and materials for diagnosis and treatment. After more than fifty-five years of cisplatin antitumor activity discovery and its tremendous impact in medicine, the collection shows how the field has expanded. The selection demonstrates strategies for tailoring the properties of metal complexes, metal nanoparticles, and inorganic materials by using coordination chemistry and nanotechnology.

Novel metallodrug designs continue to be exciting as innovative synthetic strategies of functionalization generate safer and more effective drugs. Their mechanistic investigation is also along with these contributions. Photodynamic and photothermal therapy gained strength as metals can provide the main characteristics for a successful agent. Metallo nanoparticles also present several applications as they can star in therapy and diagnostics or be a platform for drug delivery. Moreover, metallo-organic framework (MOFs) also figures in the advanced delivery systems. This edition envisages giving a taste of the diversity and impact of Metals in Medicine.

As the world’s largest gold open access chemistry journal, all publications in RSC Advances are free to access. We hope you enjoy reading these articles.

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Featured articles:

Minerals in biology and medicine
Oliver W. L. Carter, Yingjian Xu and Peter J. Sadler
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 1939-1951. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA09992A

Iron and copper complexes with antioxidant activity as inhibitors of the metastatic potential of glioma cells
Joana F. Guerreiro, Joao Seco et al.
RSC Adv., 2020,10, 12699-12710. DOI: 10.1039/D0RA00166J

Biogenesis of ZnO nanoparticles using Pandanus odorifer leaf extract: anticancer and antimicrobial activities
Afzal Hussain, Mohamed F. Alajmi, Imran Ali et al.
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 15357-15369. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA01659G

 

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Meet the Editor

Camilla AbbehausenCamilla Abbehausen received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Campinas in 2003 and was honored by the Regional Chemistry Council Prize for Bachelors in the same year. Before diving into academics, she worked from 2002 – 2010 at Dow Corning Co. in the Application Development and Research department to develop health and personal care applications for silicone polymers. In 2007 she received an Application Services – Latin America award for the services developed. Camilla received a Master’s degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Campinas in 2009 and a Ph.D. from the same University in 2014. In a collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University, under the supervision of Prof. Pedro Paulo Corbi and Prof. Nicholas Farrell, she studied the interaction of metal complexes with zinc finger domains and the development of metal-based antitumor, antiviral and antibacterial agents. Camilla was selected as Assistant Professor at the University of Campinas in 2015 and started a group on bioinorganic and medicinal inorganic chemistry. Camilla acted as a visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich (2020).

Her interests are the development of metal-based compounds for medical applications, especially in the interaction of these compounds with biomolecules and the studies of their mechanism of action. She is also studying metalloenzyme mechanism and inhibition, and developing novel methodologies for the synthesis of transition metal coordination compounds.

 

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February 2021 RSC Advances Reviews

Welcome to February’s review round up! Every month we update our 2021 Reviews in RSC Advances collection to showcase all of the review articles published in RSC Advances in 2021. Don’t forget to come back next month to check out our latest reviews.

We hope you enjoy reading and as always, all of our articles are open access so you can easily share your favourites online and with your colleagues.

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Browse a selection of our February reviews below:

Advantages, limitations, and future suggestions in studying graphene-based desalination membranes
Stefania Castelletto and Alberto Boretti
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 7981-8002
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA00278C

Cryptophane–xenon complexes for 129Xe MRI applications
Serge D. Zemerov and Ivan J. Dmochowski
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 7693-7703
DOI: 10.1039/D0RA10765D

Chemistry of porphyrins in fossil plants and animals
Mariam Tahoun, Carole T. Gee, Victoria E. McCoy, P. Martin Sander and Christa E. Müller
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 7552-7563
DOI: 10.1039/D0RA10688G

Anti-rheumatic effect of quercetin and recent developments in nano formulation
Feng Guan, Qi Wang, Yongping Bao and Yimin Chao
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 7280-7293
DOI: 10.1039/D0RA08817J

Detection techniques of biological and chemical Hall sensors
Hua Fan, Jiangming Wang, Quanyuan Feng, Qiang Hu, Siming Zuo, Vahid Nabaei and Hadi Heidari
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 7257-7270
DOI: 10.1039/D0RA10027G

Soft-chemistry synthesis, solubility and interlayer spacing of carbon nano-onions
Aoping Guo, Kuo Bao, Song Sang, Xiaobao Zhang, Baiyi Shao, Ce Zhang, Yangyang Wang, Fangming Cui and Xiaojing Yang
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 6850-6858
DOI: 10.1039/D0RA09410B

Copper-free Sonogashira cross-coupling reactions: an overview
Fatemeh Mohajer, Majid M. Heravi, Vahideh Zadsirjan and Nargess Poormohammad
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 6885-6925
DOI: 10.1039/D0RA10575A

 

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The year in review – Physical chemistry in RSC Advances 2020

Looking back at 2020, we would like to share with you some of the great research that has been published in RSC Advances over the year. We are proud to present a selection of the most popular 2020 physical chemistry papers, reviews and HOT articles published so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles and as always, all our articles are open access – free to read and accessible to everyone.

RSC Advances in the news

The miscibility and spatial distribution of the components in electrospun polymer–protein mats
Elizaveta Pavlova, Dmitry Bagrov et al. DOI: 10.1039/C9RA10910B

Elizaveta Pavlova and colleauges have blended two incompatible components, a protein and a polymer, in one electrospun fiber. They also demonstrated prolonged release of the protein from the electrospun mat, making the blended mat promising for biomedical applications.

The study was published in January and has been covered in several news outlets, including a piece published in The Medical News.

 

2020 HOT articles

Over the year, our reviewers and Associate Editors have handpicked articles of particular interest and marked them as HOT. We are very pleased to highlight some outstanding 2020 physical chemistry HOT articles:

Deep eutectic solvent in water pickering emulsions stabilised by cellulose nanofibrils
Saffron J. Bryant, Karen J. Edler et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA07575B

Pickering emulsions are interesting as they can be highly stable and do not require use of surfactants which can be irritants or toxic to aquatic life. Demonstrating the formation of Pickering emulsions using sustainable cellulose particles as a stabiliser for an emulsion, where the “oil” components are also bio-derived molecules, shows the potential of these systems in more sustainable, less environmentally harmful formulations which could be replacements for products people use in large quantities every day such as creams and lotions. This would have obvious benefits in reducing harm to our water systems and the environment.’

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Dust removal from a hydrophobic surface by rolling fizzy water droplets
Bekir Sami Yilbas, Abba Abdulhamid Abubakar et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA03215H

Anomalous boron isotope effects on electronic structure and lattice dynamics of CuB2O4
Rea Divina Mero, Hsiang-Lin Liu et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA08200G

m-s-m cationic gemini and zwitterionic surfactants – a thermodynamic analysis of their mixed micelle formation
Aleisha McLachlan, Shawn D. Wettig et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09432F

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Most popular 2020 articles

Reviews

Graphitic carbon nitride nanotubes: a new material for emerging applications
Oleksandr Stroyuk, Dietrich R. T. Zahn et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA05580H

Two-photon absorption and two-photon-induced isomerization of azobenzene compounds
Marta Dudek, Katarzyna Matczyszyn et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA07693G

Papers

New wide-stability four-ring azo/ester/Schiff base liquid crystals: synthesis, mesomorphic, photophysical, and DFT approaches
Nagwa H. S. Ahmed, Mohamed Hagar et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA10499B

Organic template-assisted green synthesis of CoMoO4 nanomaterials for the investigation of energy storage properties
Irum Shaheen, Mohammad Azad Malik et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09477F

Corrosion protection mechanism of Ce4+/organic inhibitor for AA2024 in 3.5% NaCl
Mohamed Gobara, Mahmoud Zorainy et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09552G

Adverse effects of a hybrid nanofluid in a wavy non-uniform annulus with convective boundary conditions
Hina Sadaf and Sara I. Abdelsalam, DOI: 10.1039/D0RA01134G

Synergistic effect of potassium iodide and sodium dodecyl sulfonate on the corrosion inhibition of carbon steel in HCl medium: a combined experimental and theoretical investigation
Jianhong Tan, Youness El Bakri et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA02011G

The antioxidant activity of natural diterpenes: theoretical insights
Quan V. Vo, Adam Mechler et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA02681F

Evaporation and drying kinetics of water-NaCl droplets via acoustic levitation
Yutaro Maruyama and Koji Hasegawa, DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09395H

First principles study of electronic and nonlinear optical properties of A–D–π–A and D–A–D–π–A configured compounds containing novel quinoline–carbazole derivatives
Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Safwan Akram et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA02857F

Copper halide diselenium: predicted two-dimensional materials with ultrahigh anisotropic carrier mobilities
Fazel Shojaei, Gilles Frapper et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA10380E

The influence of dopants on aW-phase antimonene: theoretical investigations
Qingxiao Zhou, Jiahui Li et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA10772J

Fast diffusion mechanism in Li4P2S6 via a concerted process of interstitial Li ions
Andreas R. Stamminger, Ralf Drautz et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA00932F

Interaction of cellulose and nitrodopamine coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles with alpha-lactalbumin
Fakhrossadat Mohammadi, Sabine Szunerits et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09045B

The influence of molecular vicinity (expressed in terms of dielectric constant) on the infrared spectra of embedded species in ices and solid matrices
Pilling S. and Bonfim V. S., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA10136E

Raman spectroscopy and laser-induced degradation of groutellite and ramsdellite, two cathode materials of technological interest
Simone Bernardini, Armida Sodo et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA08662E

Searching for double σ- and π-aromaticity in borazine derivatives
Ricardo Pino-Rios, William Tiznado et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA05939K

Wavelength modulation of ZnO nanowire based organic light-emitting diodes with ultraviolet electroluminescence
Runze Chen, Yun Liu et al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA04058D

An all solid-state Li ion battery composed of low molecular weight crystalline electrolyte
Prerna Joshi, Noriyoshi Matsumi et al., DOI: 10.1039/C9RA09559D

Dynamic response study of Ti3C2-MXene films to shockwave and impact forces
Shreyas Srivatsa, M. M. Nayaket al., DOI: 10.1039/D0RA04879HRSC Advances Royal Society of ChemistrySubmit to RSC Advances today! Check out our author guidelines for information on our article types or find out more about the advantages of publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal.

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