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April 2022 RSC Advances Review Articles

Welcome to April’s review round up!

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Development of nano- and microdevices for the next generation of biotechnology, wearables and miniaturized instrumentation
Luna R. Gomez Palacios and A. Guillermo Bracamonte
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 12806-12822

Recent advances in the application of magnetic bio-polymers as catalysts in multicomponent reactions
Zohreh Kheilkordi, Ghodsi Mohammadi Ziarani, Fatemeh Mohajer, Alireaza Badiei and Mika Sillanpää
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 12672-12701

Major contaminants of emerging concern in soils: a perspective on potential health risks
Naga Raju Maddela, Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Dhatri Kakarla, Kadiyala Venkateswarlue, and Mallavarapu Megharaj
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 12396-12415

A review on I–III–VI ternary quantum dots for fluorescence detection of heavy metals ions in water: optical properties, synthesis and application
Bambesiwe M. May, Mokae F. Bambo, Seyed Saeid Hosseini, Unathi Sidwaba, Edward N. Nxumalo, and Ajay K. Mishra
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 11216-11232

Electrode materials for stretchable triboelectric nanogenerator in wearable electronics
Irthasa Aazem, Dhanu Treasa Mathew, Sithara Radhakrishnan, K. V. Vijoy, Honey John, Daniel M. Mulvihill, and Suresh C. Pillai
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 10545-10572

Review on the preparation and application of lignin-based carbon aerogels
Cai-Wen Wu, Peng-Hui Li, Yu-Meng Wei, Chi Yang, and Wen-Juan Wu
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 10755-10765

Emerging cold plasma treatment and machine learning prospects for seed priming: a step towards sustainable food production
Amruta Shelar, Ajay Vikram Singh, Paul Dietrich, Romi Singh Maharjan, Andreas Thissen, Pravin N. Didwal, Manish Shinde, Peter Laux, Andreas Luch, Vikas Mathe, Timotheus Jahnke, Manohar Chaskar, and Rajendra Patil
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 10467-10488

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February & March 2022 RSC Advances Reviews

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Selective strategies for antibacterial regulations of nanomaterials
Jinliang Ma, Kexin Li and Shaobin Gu
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 4852-4864
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08996J

Identifying surface degradation, mechanical failure, and thermal instability phenomena of high energy density Ni-rich NCM cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries: a review
Fikadu Takele Geldasa, Mesfin Abayneh Kebede, Mergersa Wodajo Shura and Fekadu Gashaw Hone
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 5891-5909
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08401A

Synthesis of wool roll-like silver nanoflowers in an ethanol/water mixture and their application to detect traces of the fungicide carbendazim by SERS technique
Manh Cuong Nguyen, Truc Quynh Ngan Luong, Thi Thu Vu, Cao Tuan Anh and Tran Cao Dao
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 11583-11590
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA09286C

Recent advances in photochemical and electrochemically induced thiocyanation: a greener approach for SCN-containing compound formation
Pran Gopal Karmaker, Md. Asraful Alam and Feng Huo
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 6214-6233
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA09060G

Encapsulation of bioactive peptides: a strategy to improve the stability, protect the nutraceutical bioactivity and support their food applications
J. E. Aguilar-Toalá, D. Quintanar-Guerrero, A. M. Liceaga and M. L. Zambrano-Zaragoza
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 6449-6458
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08590E

Photochemical modifications for DNA/RNA oligonucleotides
Amirrasoul Tavakoli and Jung-Huyn Min
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 6484-6507
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA05951C

Defects in graphene-based heterostructures: topological and geometrical effects
Lei Fan, Jin Xu and Yihong Hong
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 6772-6782
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08884J

Reviewing a plethora of oxidative-type reactions catalyzed by whole cells of Streptomyces species
Sara Salama, Mohamed H. Habib, Rajni Hatti-Kaul and Yasser Gaber
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 6974-7001
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08816E

Progress in perylene diimides for organic solar cell applications
Jin Cao and Shaopeng Yang
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 6966-6973
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08484D

Biotechnological approach for improvement of Crambe species as valuable oilseed plants for industrial purposes
Nadia Pushkarova and Alla Yemets
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 7168-7178
DOI: 10.1039/D2RA00422D

Tannic acid: a crosslinker leading to versatile functional polymeric networks: a review
Chen Chen, Hao Yang, Xiao Yang and Qinghai Ma
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 7689-7711
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA07657D

Insight into prognostics, diagnostics, and management strategies for SARS CoV-2
Umay Amara, Sidra Rashid, Khalid Mahmood, Mian Hasnain Nawaz, Akhtar Hayat and Maria Hassan
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 8059-8094
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA07988C

Molecularly imprinted polymers via reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer synthesis in sensing and environmental applications
Irvin Veloz Martínez, Jackeline Iturbe Ek, Ethan C. Ahn and Alan O. Sustaita
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 9186-9201
DOI: 10.1039/D2RA00232A

A minireview on the synthesis of single atom catalysts
Jiawen Guo, Huimin Liu, Dezheng Li, Jian Wang, Xavier Djitcheu, Dehua He, Qijan Zhang
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 9373-9394
DOI: 10.1039/D2RA00657J

 

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January 2022 RSC Advances Reviews

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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) based nanofiber architectures for the removal of heavy metal ions
Heja Ibrahim Adil, Mohammad R. Thalji, Suhad A. Yasin, Ibtisam A. Saeed, Mohammed A. Assiri, Kwok Feng Chong and Gomaa A. M. Ali
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 1433-1450
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA07034G

Sustainable biodiesel generation through catalytic transesterification of waste sources: a literature review and bibliometric survey
Walid Nabgan, Aishah Abdul Jalil, Bahador Nabgan, Arvind H. Jadhav, Muhammad Ikram, Anwar Ul-Hamid, Mohamad Wijayanuddin Ali and Nurul Sahida Hassan
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 1604-1627
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA07338A

Bio-click chemistry: a bridge between biocatalysis and click chemistry
Diego F. Rodríguez, Yanina Moglie, César A. Ramírez-Sarmiento, Sachin Kumar Singh, Kamal Dua and Flavia C. Zacconi
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 1932-1949
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08053A

A minireview on catalysts for photocatalytic N2 fixation to synthesize ammonia
Ping Qi, Xiaoxu Gao, Jian Wang, Huimin Liu, Dehua He and Qijian Zhang
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 1244-1257
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08002D

Application of polypyrrole-based adsorbents in the removal of fluoride: a review
Ting Wang, Lvji Yan, Yingjie He, Sikpaam Issaka Alhassan, Haiyin Gang, Bichao Wu, Linfeng Jin and Haiying Wang
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 3505-3517
DOI:10.1039/D1RA08496H

Brookite, a sometimes under evaluated TiO2 polymorph
Maela Manzoli, Francesca S. Freyria, Nicola Blangetti and Barbara Bonelli
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 3322-3334
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA09057G

 

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December 2021 RSC Advances Reviews

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Recent progress in Pickering emulsions stabilised by bioderived particles
Kazi M. Zakir Hossain, Laura Deeming and Karen J. Edler
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 39027-39044
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08086E

Protein nanofibrils and their use as building blocks of sustainable materials
Christofer Lendel and Niclas Solin
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 39188-39215
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA06878D

Recent trends in dehydroxylative trifluoro-methylation, -methoxylation, -methylthiolation, and -methylselenylation of alcohols
Yan Cao, Roya Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Poor Heravi, Alibek Issakhov, Abdol Ghaffar Ebadif and Esmail Vessally
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 39593-39606
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA05018D

Synthetic strategy and structure–activity relationship (SAR) studies of 3-(5′-hydroxymethyl-2′-furyl)-1-benzyl indazole (YC-1, Lificiguat): a review
Ko-Hua Yua and Hsin-Yi Hung
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 251-264
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA08120A

Modification of carbon-based nanomaterials by polyglycerol: recent advances and applications
Zeinab Rafiee and Sakineh Omidi
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 181-192
DOI:10.1039/D1RA07554C

Application of double-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (DP-LIBS), Fourier transform infrared micro-spectroscopy and Raman microscopy for the characterization of copper-sulfides
Constantinos Varotsis, Charalampos Tselios, Konstantinos A. Yiannakkos, Charalampos Andreou, Marios Papageorgiou and Antonis Nicolaides
RSC Adv., 2022,12, 631-639
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA07189K

 

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October 2021 RSC Advances Reviews

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Recent progress in the use of diaziridine-based sweetener derivatives to elucidate the chemoreception mechanism of the sweet taste receptor
Makoto Hashimoto, Tomoya Nakagita and Takumi Misaka
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 32236-32247
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04831G

Biomedical nanobubbles and opportunities for microfluidics
Ali A. Paknahad, Liam Kerr, Daniel A. Wong, Michael C. Kolios and Scott S. H. Tsai
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 32750-32774
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04890B

Towards conductive hydrogels in e-skins: a review on rational design and recent developments
Chujia Li
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 33835-33848
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04573C

Direct halosulfonylation of alkynes: an overview
Yujun Zhang and Esmail Vessally
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 33447-33460
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03443J

Chemosensors based on N-heterocyclic dyes: advances in sensing highly toxic ions such as CN− and Hg2+
María-Camila Ríos, Néstor-Fabián Bravo, Christian-Camilo Sáncheza and Jaime Portilla
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 34206-34234
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA06567J

Anti-bacterial activity of gold nanocomposites as a new nanomaterial weapon to combat photogenic agents: recent advances and challenges
Ahmad Mobed, Mohammad Hasanzadeh and Farzad Seidi
RSC Adv., 2021,11, 34688-34698
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA06030A

 

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September 2021 RSC Advances Reviews

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A review on convenient synthesis of substituted coumarins using reuseable solid acid catalysts
Susheel Gulati, Rajvir Singh and Suman Sangwan
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 29130-29155
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04887B

Metal–organic framework based electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries: a review
Rimsha Mehek, Naseem Iqbal, Tayyaba Noor, M. Zain Bin Amjad, Ghulam Ali, K. Vignarooban and M. Abdullah Khan
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 29247-29266
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA05073G

Layered double hydroxide-based nanocomposite scaffolds in tissue engineering applications
Burcin Izbudak, Berivan Cecen, Ingrid Anaya, Amir K. Miri, Ayca Bal-Ozturk and Erdal Karaoz
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 30237-30252
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03978D

The intrinsic piezoelectric properties of materials – a review with a focus on biological materials
Ratanak Lay, Gerrit Sjoerd Deijs and Jenny Malmström
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 30657-30673
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03557F

Cyclodextrins: promising scaffolds for MRI contrast agents
Berthe Sandra Sembo-Backonly, François Estour and Géraldine Gouhier
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 29762-29785
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04084G

On the diatomite-based nanostructure-preserving material synthesis for energy applications
Patrick Aggrey, Martinson Nartey, Yuliya Kan, Julijana Cvjetinovic, Anthony Andrews, Alexey I. Salimon, Kalin I. Dragnevski and Alexander M. Korsunsky
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 31884-31922
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA05810J

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August 2021 RSC Advances Reviews

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Recent progress of effect of crystal structure on luminescence properties of Ce3+–Eu2+ Co-doped phosphors
Mingjie Zheng, Zhijun Wang, Xuejiao Wang, Jia Cui, Yao Yao, Mengya Zhang, Zhibin Yang, Lingwei Cao and Panlai Li
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 26354-26367
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04700K

Nanomaterial-based drug delivery systems as promising carriers for patients with COVID-19
M. Abd Elkodous, S. O. Olojede, Mahmoud Morsi and Gharieb S. El-Sayyad
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 26463-26480
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04835J

A review on the use of DFT for the prediction of the properties of nanomaterials
Priyanka Makkar and Narendra Nath Ghosh
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 27897-27924
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04876G

Advances in biopolymeric active films incorporated with emulsified lipophilic compounds: a review
Ilyes Dammak, Carla Giovana Luciano, Luis Jaime Pérez-Córdoba, Maria Lúcia Monteiro, Carlos Adam Conte-Junior and Paulo José do Amaral Sobral
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 28148-28168
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04888K

DNA interfaces with dimensional materials for biomedical applications
Narges Asefifeyzabadi, Prabhangshu Kumer Das, Avokerie Hillary Onorimuo, Grace Durocher and Mohtashim Hassan Shamsi
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 28332-28341
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04917H

A review of shape memory polymers based on the intrinsic structures of their responsive switches
Lide Yang, Jiankun Lou, Jianmin Yuan and Jianru Deng
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 28838-28850
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04434F

 

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July 2021 RSC Advances Reviews

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Lignin biopolymer: the material of choice for advanced lithium-based batteries
Marya Baloch and Jalel Labidi
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 23644-23653
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA02611A

History, versatility and future prospects of oscillatory carbonylation reactions of alkynes
Katarina Novakovic, Lev Bruk and Oleg Temkin
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 24336-24344
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03810A

Potentialities of bioinspired metal and metal oxide nanoparticles in biomedical sciences
Kshitij RB Singh, Vanya Nayak, Jay Singh, Ajaya Kumar Singh and Ravindra Pratap Singh
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 24722-24746
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04273D

A review on non-edible oil as a potential feedstock for biodiesel: physicochemical properties and production technologies
Marwan Abdul Hakim Shaah, Md. Sohrab Hossain, Faisal Aboelksim Salem Allafi, Alyaa Alsaedi, Norli Ismail, Mohd Omar Ab Kadir and Mardiana Idayu Ahmad
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 25018-25037
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04311K

Chemistry of trisindolines: natural occurrence, synthesis and bioactivity
First Ambar Wati, Mardi Santoso, Ziad Moussa, Sri Fatmawati, Arif Fadlan and Zaher M. A. Judeh
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 25381-25421
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03091D

Preparation and application of layered double hydroxide nanosheets
Yaping Zhang, Huifang Xu and Song Lu
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 24254-24281
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03289E

 

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June 2021 RSC Advances Reviews

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Clinically oriented Alzheimer’s biosensors: expanding the horizons towards point-of-care diagnostics and beyond
Bayu Tri Murti, Athika Darumas Putri, Yi-June Huang, Shih-Min Wei, Chih-Wei Peng and Po-Kang Yang
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 20403-20422
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA01553B

Applications of aryl-sulfinamides in the synthesis of N-heterocycles
Rose Mary Philip, G. S. Susan Treesa, Salim Saranya and Gopinathan Anilkumar
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 20591-20600
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA04099E

A comprehensive overview of vaccines developed for pandemic viral pathogens over the past two decades including those in clinical trials for the current novel SARS-CoV-2
Kannan Damodharan, Gandarvakottai Senthilkumar Arumugam, Suresh Ganesan, Mukesh Doble and Sathiah Thennarasu
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 20006-20035
DOI: 10.1039/D0RA09668G

Electroactive macromolecular motors as model materials of ectotherm muscles
Toribio Fernández Otero
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 21489-21506
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA02573B

Ocean plastics: environmental implications and potential routes for mitigation – a perspective
Ethan Watt, Maisyn Picard, Benjamin Maldonado, Mohamed A. Abdelwahab, Deborah F. Mielewski, Lawrence T. Drzal, Manjusri Misra and Amar K. Mohanty
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 21447-21462
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA00353D

Metal phthalocyanines: thin-film formation, microstructure, and physical properties
Rosemary R. Cranston and Benoît H. Lessard
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 21716-21737
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA03853B

Recent advances in the metal–organic framework-based electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction in water splitting: a review
Neelam Zaman, Tayyaba Noor and Naseem Iqbal
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 21904-21925
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA02240G

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May 2021 RSC Advances Reviews

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A comprehensive and critical review of the recent progress in electrocatalysts for the ethanol oxidation reaction
Lubna Yaqoob, Tayyaba Noor and Naseem Iqbal
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 16768-16804
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA01841H

Recent developments in natural mineral-based separators for lithium-ion batteries
Fangfang Liu and Xiuyun Chuan
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 16633-16644
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA02845F

Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), green alternatives to petroleum-based plastics: a review
Ahmed Z. Naser, I. Deiab and Basil M. Darras
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 17151-17196
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA02390J

Electrochemical sensing of blood proteins for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) diagnostics and prognostics: towards a point-of-care application
Nadezda Pankratova, Milica Jović and Marc E. Pfeifer
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 17301-17319
DOI: 10.1039/D1RA00589H

Magnetically recoverable catalysts for the preparation of pyridine derivatives: an overview
Ghodsi Mohammadi Ziarani, Zohreh Kheilkordi, Fatemeh Mohajer, Alireza Badiei and Rafael Luque
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 17456-17477
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