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RSC Advances Science Communications: Recycling ideas – from the ionic liquids to the reuse of agricultural waste

When I set out to write this blog, I thought of a laboratory story to be able to share with readers the experience from the generation of ideas to the final results, but I decided to share how my desire to work in a laboratory, my little “scientific history”, to introduce you from the beginning the theme that I am beginning to develop today. It all started in the year 2000 when at school we carried out a project called “Proyecto Ecológico”, which aimed to treat solid household waste, to reduce urban pollution in my hometown of Villa Valeria and raise awareness among the population that the waste generated can be reused.

This project lasted only two years, but for me it lasted a lifetime, because it was the reason why I chose a profession related to the natural sciences and the environment. My first scientific steps were in the area of green chemistry, studying ionic liquids, but in the search to develop a more applied theme and to solve environmental problems that currently concern my country, I decided to work with dairy farm wastes to generate organic amendments, which enable the recovery and improvement of productive soils.

Considering that dairy activity is very important in Argentina, ranking as 2nd producer of milk in Latin America and 11th worldwide, but it generates a lot of waste, so that it is a constant concern. Only 17% of these are disposed as fertilizer to some kind of crop or pasture, while the rest is discarded without being treated, being very dangerous for the environment, since they contaminate both to the ground and to the watersheds. But if these wastes are treated, they can add value, and instead of being pollutants, they become recuperators and soil improvers. In this way, said agricultural production would be more sustainable.

The objectives of my research work are to compost with the solid fraction of dairy farm wastes, for the generation of organic amendments of agricultural quality. Then determine the physicochemical characteristics, the composition and classify the quality of the amendments generated, and evaluate the effect of its application to agricultural use soils. And finally, to generate areas of dissemination of the results obtained, both with producers, technicians, professionals and companies in the agricultural sector, as with the scientific community, so I started writing this blog. I wanted to start by sharing my little “scientific history”, to show that the dreams and vocations that one has been building since childhood should never be abandoned because they forge us as professionals. Soon I will be sharing the first results obtained from this research.

About the Web Writer:

Cristian M. O. Lépori is Doctor in Chemical Sciences and currently has a postdoctoral position at the “Enrique Gaviola” Institute of Physics, CONICET, National University of Córdoba (Argentina). He works in the area of nuclear magnetic resonance studying hybrid materials formed with porous matrices and ionic liquids for use in lithium batteries. He likes to plan, organize and carry out science dissemination activities. You can find him on Twitter at @cristianlepo.

 

 

 

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Open call: Web Writers!

Are you interested in scientific writing? Would you like to write about chemistry on the journal blog?

We would like to invite PhD students and postdocs in the chemical sciences to write pieces for the RSC Advances blog. This is an opportunity for those interested in practicing their skills in scientific writing/communicating science effectively with a broader audience. We would be happy to consider publishing contributions on a range of topics related to chemistry.

Suggested topics are stories on:

  • articles published in the journal
  • “the story” behind the science
  • the breakthroughs in my research field
  • the process of writing a scientific article – from idea to manuscript
  • workshops and conferences
  • a day in the lab

The length of a story would ideally be approximately 300-400 words and the story should be sent to advances-rsc@rsc.org. If your story is selected for publication, we will ask  for your photo and a short biography to be published together with the blog text.

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Electrochemistry Northwest 2020, 1st July 2020

RSC Advances is very pleased to be sponsoring the upcoming webinar:  Electrochemistry Northwest 2020 on Wednesday 1st July, 10:00 – 16:00 BST.

The Applied Material Chemistry Group and the Manchester Local Section are delighted to host the 2020 iteration of the Electrochemistry Northwest event on GoToWebinar. Electrochemistry Northwest is an annual meeting of the electrochemistry community, coming together within an informal atmosphere to share their latest research projects and ideas, build collaborations and provide a networking opportunity particularly for early career and PhD students.

The event this year will discuss the latest developments in fundamental and applied electrochemistry, with a focus on advanced materials and energy storage. Dr Mark Symes (University of Glasgow) and Professor Angel Cuesta (University of Aberdeen) have confirmed as a plenary speakers. Find out more here.

Registration Deadline: 30th June

Register today for free!

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Challenges in the Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries Webinar

RSC Advances is very pleased to be sponsoring the upcoming webinar:  Challenges in the Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries on Monday 6th July, 15:00 – 17:00 BST.

This webinar is hosted by the Applied Materials Chemistry Group for all members to discover and discuss the challenges faced in the recycling and recovery of lithium-ion batteries. With the increase in uptake of electric vehicles, the intended pathway towards greener transportation will inevitably spring up waste and recycling issues for batteries, as well as resource depletion issues for critical raw materials such as lithium. The webinar will discuss the current waste and recycling industry for batteries, share information on the latest research in lithium-ion battery recycling and set challenges in the field for researchers to adopt in the pursuit of a greener future. You can find out more here.

Speakers:

Dr Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratory, United Kingdom
Evi Petavratzi, British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Professor Andrew Abbott, Faraday Institute, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Registration Deadline: 3rd July

Register today – Free! 

 

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Surfaces and interfaces – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight 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 2019 articles published on surfaces and interfaces so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles – free to read and accessible to everyone.

Happy New Year from the RSC Advances team!

Philic–phobic chemical dynamics of a 1st tier dendrimer dispersed o/w nanoemulsion
Naveen Kumari, Man Singh, Hari Om and K. M. Sachin
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 12507-12519. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00728h

Hydrogen evolution reaction activity related to the facet-dependent electrocatalytic performance of NiCoP from first principles
Jie Mou, Yuyue Gao, Jingbo Wang, Jianyi Ma and Haisheng Ren
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 11755-11761. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01560d

Light induced reversible structuring of photosensitive polymer films
Joachim Jelken and Svetlana Santer
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 20295-20305. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02571e

Light-driven locomotion of a centimeter-sized object at the air–water interface: effect of fluid resistance
Hisato Kawashima, Akihisa Shioi, Richard J. Archer, Stephen J. Ebbens, Yoshinobu Nakamura and Syuji Fujii
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 8333-8339. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01417a

Adsorption and anticorrosive behavior of aromatic epoxy monomers on carbon steel corrosion in acidic solution: computational studies and sustained experimental studies
Omar Dagdag, Zaki Safi, Hamid Erramli, Omar Cherkaoui, Nuha Wazzan, Lei Guo, Chandrabhan Verma, E. E. Ebenso and Ahmed El Harfi
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 14782-14796. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01672d

Study of the reaction of ninhydrin with tyrosine in gemini micellar media
Dileep Kumar and Malik Abdul Rub
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 22129-22136. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03557e

Insight into the DNA adsorption on nitrogen-doped positive carbon dots
Fenglan Li, Qianqian Cai, Xiaoli Hao, Chengfei Zhao, Zhengjun Huang, Yanjie Zheng, Xinhua Lin and Shaohuang Weng
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 12462-12469. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00881k

The influence of gradient and porous configurations on the microwave absorbing performance of multilayered graphene/thermoplastic polyurethane composite foams
Chaozhi Wang, Jiang Li and Shaoyun Guo
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21859-21872. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04735b

The electronic properties and band-gap discontinuities at the cubic boron nitride/diamond hetero-interface
Dehe Zhao, Wei Gao, Yujing Li, Yuyuan Zhang and Hong Yin
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 8435-8443. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00784a

Acridine-based thiosemicarbazones as novel inhibitors of mild steel corrosion in 1 M HCl: synthesis, electrochemical, DFT and Monte Carlo simulation studies
Ekemini D. Akpan, Ibanga O. Isaac, Lukman O. Olasunkanmi, Eno E. Ebenso and El-Sayed M. Sherif
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 29590-29599. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04778f

Super-robust superamphiphobic surface with anti-icing property
Huanhuan Wang, Haitao Lu and Xia Zhang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27702-27709. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04997e

Bifunctional coatings: coupling an organic adhesion promoter with an anticorrosion inorganic layer
Aurélien Doublet, Marianne Kjellberg, Bruno Jousselme, Mathieu Pinault, Guy Deniau, Renaud Cornut and Gaëlle Charrier
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 24043-24049. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03657a

Surface modification of an aramid fiber via grafting epichlorohydrin assisted by supercritical CO2
Xiaoma Ding, Haijuan Kong, Mengmeng Qiao, Luwei Zhang and Muhuo Yu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31062-31069. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05395f

Magnetic properties of on-surface synthesized single-ion molecular magnets
Katharina Diller, Aparajita Singha, Marina Pivetta, Christian Wäckerlin, Raphael Hellwig, Alberto Verdini, Albano Cossaro, Luca Floreano, Emilio Vélez-Fort, Jan Dreiser, Stefano Rusponi and Harald Brune
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 34421-34429. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06803a

 

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Hydrogels – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight 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 2019 articles published on hydrogels so far.

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Gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA)-based biomaterials for bone regeneration
Zhenqiang Dong, Qijuan Yuan, Keqing Huang, Wanli Xu, Guiting Liu and Zhipeng Gu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 17737-17744. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02695a
Review

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
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 22551-22558. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03827b

Development and application of novel bio-magnetic membrane capsules for the removal of the cationic dye malachite green in wastewater treatment
Imran Ali, Changsheng Peng, Iffat Naz, Dichu Lin, Devendra P. Saroj and Mohsin Ali
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3625-3646. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09275c

Strategy to construct polyzwitterionic hydrogel coating with antifouling, drag-reducing and weak swelling performance
Jiajia Shen, Miao Du, Ziliang Wu, Yihu Song and Qiang Zheng
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2081-2091. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09358j

Non-thermal plasma assisted surface nano-textured carboxymethyl guar gum/chitosan hydrogels for biomedical applications
Ganeswar Dalei, Subhraseema Das and Smruti Prava Das
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 1705-1716. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09161g

Thermal- and salt-activated shape memory hydrogels based on a gelatin/polyacrylamide double network
Fang Chen, Kaixiang Yang, Dinglei Zhao and Haiyang Yang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 18619-18626. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02842k

Poly(ethylene glycol) brush-b-poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-based double hydrophilic block copolymer particles crosslinked via crystalline α-cyclodextrin domains
Noah Al Nakeeb, Zdravko Kochovski, Tingting Li, Youjia Zhang, Yan Lu and Bernhard V. K. J. Schmidt
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 4993-5001. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10672j

Stretchable self-healing hydrogels capable of heavy metal ion scavenging
Dandan Song, Beibei Kang, Zengdian Zhao and Shasha Song
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 19039-19047. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03443a

Preparation of a poly(acrylic acid) based hydrogel with fast adsorption rate and high adsorption capacity for the removal of cationic dyes
Zhenyu Yuan, Jie Wang, Yiming Wang, Qian Liu, Yujie Zhong, Yu Wang, Li Li, Stephen F. Lincoln and Xuhong Guo
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21075-21085. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03077h

Thermosensitive double network of zwitterionic polymers for controlled mechanical strength of hydrogels
Wei-Hsin Hsu, Yu-Chih Kao, Shun-Hao Chuang, Jun-Sheng Wang, Juin-Yih Lai and Hsieh-Chih Tsai
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 24241-24247. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03834e

Self-healing zwitterionic sulfobetaine nanocomposite hydrogels with good mechanical properties
Yinlei Lin, Zheng Zeng, Yuhao Li, Sheng Sun, Xiaoting Liu, Deliu He and Guangji Li
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31806-31811. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06728k

Direct 3D printing of a graphene oxide hydrogel for fabrication of a high areal specific capacitance microsupercapacitor
Xiawei Yun, Bingchuan Lu, Zhiyuan Xiong, Bo Jia, Bo Tang, Henan Mao, Ting Zhang and Xiaogong Wang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 29384-29395. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04882k

Hybrid cellulose nanocrystal/alginate/gelatin scaffold with improved mechanical properties and guided wound healing
Yue Shan, Chaoyue Li, Yongzhi Wu, Qiwen Li and Jinfeng Liao
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 22966-22979. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04026a

3D printable SiO2 nanoparticle ink for patient specific bone regeneration
Uday Kiran Roopavath, Raghav Soni, Urbashi Mahanta, Atul Suresh Deshpande and Subha Narayan Rath
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 23832-23842. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03641e

Gallic acid-functionalized graphene hydrogel as adsorbent for removal of chromium (III) and organic dye pollutants from tannery wastewater
Gongyan Liu, Ruiquan Yu, Tianxiang Lan, Zheng Liu, Peng Zhang and Ruifeng Liang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27060-27068. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05664e

 

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Solar cells – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight 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 2019 articles published on solar cells so far.

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Graphene/Si Schottky solar cells: a review of recent advances and prospects
Xinyi Kong, Linrui Zhang, Beiyun Liu, Hongli Gao, Yongzhe Zhang, Hui Yan and Xuemei Song
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 863-877. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08035f
Review

A methodological review on material growth and synthesis of solar-driven water splitting photoelectrochemical cells
Kwangwook Park, Yeong Jae Kim, Taeho Yoon, Selvaraj David and Young Min Song
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 30112-30124. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05341g
Review

Designing indacenodithiophene based non-fullerene acceptors with a donor–acceptor combined bridge for organic solar cells
Muhammad Ans, Khurshid Ayub, Ijaz Ahmad Bhatti and Javed Iqbal
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3605-3617. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09292c

Enhanced performance of PTB7-Th:PCBM based active layers in ternary organic solar cells
Govinda Lakhotiya, Namdeo Belsare, Sudhir Arbuj, Bharat Kale and Abhimanyu Rana
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 7457-7463. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08919a

The phase diagram of a mixed halide (Br, I) hybrid perovskite obtained by synchrotron X-ray diffraction
Frederike Lehmann, Alexandra Franz, Daniel M. Többens, Sergej Levcenco, Thomas Unold, Andreas Taubert and Susan Schorr
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 11151-11159. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09398a

Designing triazatruxene-based donor materials with promising photovoltaic parameters for organic solar cells
Muhammad Usman Khan, Javed Iqbal, Muhammad Khalid, Riaz Hussain, Ataualpa Albert Carmo Braga, Munawar Hussain and Shabbir Muhammad
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 26402-26418. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03856f

Role of polysilicon in poly-Si/SiOx passivating contacts for high-efficiency silicon solar cells
HyunJung Park, Soohyun Bae, Se Jin Park, Ji Yeon Hyun, Chang Hyun Lee, Dongjin Choi, Dongkyun Kang, Hyebin Han, Yoonmook Kang, Hae-Seok Lee and Donghwan Kim
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 23261-23266. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03560e

High-performance and stable CsPbBr3 light-emitting diodes based on polymer additive treatment
Wanqing Cai, Ziming Chen, Dongcheng Chen, Shijian Su, Qinghua Xu, Hin-Lap Yip and Yong Cao
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27684-27691. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05270d

Supramolecular self-assembly and physical-gel formation in disc-like liquid crystals: a scalable predictive model for gelation and an application in photovoltaics
Sehrish Iqbal and Ammar A. Khan
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 6335-6345. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09278h

Enhanced photocatalytic water splitting of a SILAR deposited α-Fe2O3 film on TiO2 nanoparticles
Zahra-Sadat Pourbakhsh, Kyana Mohammadi, Ahmad Moshaii, Maryam Azimzadehirani and Amir Hosseinmardi
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31860-31866. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05155d

Highly crystalline CsPbI2Br films for efficient perovskite solar cells via compositional engineering
Fang He, Wenzhan Xu, Meng Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Baofu Ding, Guodan Wei and Feiyu Kang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 30534-30540. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06363c

Alternative electrodes for HTMs and noble-metal-free perovskite solar cells: 2D MXenes electrodes
Junmei Cao, Fanning Meng, Liguo Gao, Shuzhang Yang, Yeling Yan, Ning Wang, Anmin Liu, Yanqiang Li and Tingli Ma
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 34152-34157. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06091j

 

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Batteries – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight 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 2019 articles published on batteries so far.

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High and intermediate temperature sodium–sulfur batteries for energy storage: development, challenges and perspectives
Georgios Nikiforidis, M. C. M. van de Sanden and Michail N. Tsampas
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 5649-5673. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08658c
Review

Layered metal–organic framework based on tetracyanonickelate as a cathode material for in situ Li-ion storage
Kaiqiang Zhang, Tae Hyung Lee, Bailey Bubach, Mehdi Ostadhassan, Ho Won Jang, Ji-Won Choi and Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21363-21370. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03975a

Ti2PTe2 monolayer: a promising two-dimensional anode material for sodium-ion batteries
Jie Liu, Man Qiao, Xiaorong Zhu, Yu Jing and Yafei Li
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 15536-15541. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01686d

One-step sulfuration synthesis of hierarchical NiCo2S4@NiCo2S4 nanotube/nanosheet arrays on carbon cloth as advanced electrodes for high-performance flexible solid-state hybrid supercapacitors
Jinlei Xie, Yefeng Yang, Geng Li, Hanchun Xia, Peijia Wang, Peiheng Sun, Xiaolong Li, Haoran Cai and Jie Xiong
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3041-3049. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10435b

Dynamic impact response of lithium-ion batteries, constitutive properties and failure model
Golriz Kermani and Elham Sahraei
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2464-2473. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08898e

Electrochemical impacts of sheet-like hafnium phosphide and hafnium disulfide catalysts bonded with reduced graphene oxide sheets for bifunctional oxygen reactions in alkaline electrolytes
Mayilvel Dinesh Meganathan, Taizhong Huang, Hengyi Fang, Jianfeng Mao and Guoxin Sun
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2599-2607. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09598a

Ionic association analysis of LiTDI, LiFSI and LiPF6 in EC/DMC for better Li-ion battery performances
Christopher L. Berhaut, Daniel Lemordant, Patrice Porion, Laure Timperman, Grégory Schmidt and Mériem Anouti
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 4599-4608. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08430k

Facile synthesis of Camellia oleifera shell-derived hard carbon as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries
Beibei Ma, Yewei Huang, Zhenzhen Nie, Xiaobin Qiu, Dawei Su, Guoxiu Wang, Jianmin Yuan, Xiuqiang Xie and Zhenjun Wu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 20424-20431. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03345a

Natural stibnite ore (Sb2S3) embedded in sulfur-doped carbon sheets: enhanced electrochemical properties as anode for sodium ions storage
Mingxiang Deng, Sijie Li, Wanwan Hong, Yunling Jiang, Wei Xu, Honglei Shuai, Hui Li, Wenlei Wang, Hongshuai Hou and Xiaobo Ji
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 15210-15216. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02301a

Reduced graphene oxide/CoS2 porous nanoparticle hybrid electrode material for supercapacitor application
Lemu Girma Beka, Xin Li, Xiaoli Wang, Chuanyu Han and Weihua Liu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 26637-26645. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05434k

Asymmetric faradaic assembly of Bi2O3 and MnO2 for a high-performance hybrid electrochemical energy storage device
Saurabh Singh, Rakesh K. Sahoo, Nanasaheb M. Shinde, Je Moon Yun, Rajaram S. Mane, Wonsub Chung and Kwang Ho Kim
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 32154-32164. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06331e

A graphite-modified natural stibnite mineral as a high-performance anode material for sodium-ion storage
Hongliang Li, Mingxiang Deng, Hongshuai Hou and Xiaobo Ji
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 28953-28960. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02663k

Two-phase interface hydrothermal synthesis of binder-free SnS2/graphene flexible paper electrodes for high-performance Li-ion batteries
Hao Wen, Wenbin Kang, Xingang Liu, Wenjuan Li, Liping Zhang and Chuhong Zhang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 23607-23613. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03397a

Impurity removal with highly selective and efficient methods and the recycling of transition metals from spent lithium-ion batteries
Fangwei Peng, Deying Mu, Ruhong Li, Yuanlong Liu, Yuanpeng Ji, Changsong Dai and Fei Ding
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21922-21930. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02331c

Synthesis and electrochemical performance of NaV3O8 nanobelts for Li/Na-ion batteries and aqueous zinc-ion batteries
Fang Hu, Di Xie, Fuhan Cui, Dongxu Zhang and Guihong Song
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 20549-20556. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04339j

 

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Drug delivery – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight 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 2019 articles published on drug delivery so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles – free to read and accessible to everyone.

Happy New Year from the RSC Advances team!

Carbon quantum dots and their biomedical and therapeutic applications: a review
Mohammad Jafar Molaei
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 6460-6481. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08088g
Review

Microfluidic assisted synthesis of PLGA drug delivery systems
Sima Rezvantalab and Mostafa Keshavarz Moraveji
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2055-2072. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08972h
Review

Growing prospects of DNA nanomaterials in novel biomedical applications
Zhiguang Suo, Jingqi Chen, Xialing Hou, Ziheng Hu, Feifei Xing and Lingyan Feng
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 16479-16491. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01261c
Review

Preparation and applications of peptide-based injectable hydrogels
Chang Liu, Qingguo Zhang, Song Zhu, Hong Liu and Jie Chen
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 28299-28311. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05934b
Review

Cholesterol-coated gold nanorods as an efficient nano-carrier for chemotherapeutic delivery and potential treatment of breast cancer: in vitro studies using the MCF-7 cell line
Nouf N. Mahmoud, Dima A. Sabbah, Rana Abu-Dahab, Duaa Abuarqoub, Maha Abdallah, Ameerah (Hasan Ibrahim) and Enam A. Khalil
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 12718-12731. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01041f

A chemotherapeutic approach targeting the acidic tumor microenvironment: combination of a proton pump inhibitor and paclitaxel for statistically optimized nanotherapeutics
Saswati Bhattacharya, Jasmina Khanam, Pradipta Sarkar and Tapan Kumar Pal
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 240-254. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08924h

Enzymatic synthesis of selenium-containing amphiphilic aliphatic polycarbonate as an oxidation-responsive drug delivery vehicle
Xian-Ling Yang, Xiu Xing, Jun Li, Yan-Hong Liu, Na Wang and Xiao-Qi Yu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 6003-6010. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10282a

Non-thermal plasma assisted surface nano-textured carboxymethyl guar gum/chitosan hydrogels for biomedical applications
Ganeswar Dalei, Subhraseema Das and Smruti Prava Das
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 1705-1716. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09161g

Thermoresponsive 2-hydroxy-3-isopropoxypropyl hydroxyethyl cellulose with tunable LCST for drug delivery
Ye Tian, Ying Liu, Benzhi Ju, Xiaozhong Ren and Mingyun Dai
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2268-2276. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09075k

A green approach to obtain stable and hydrophilic cellulose-based electrospun nanofibrous substrates for sustained release of therapeutic molecules
Manja Kurečič, Tamilselvan Mohan, Natalija Virant, Uroš Maver, Janja Stergar, Lidija Gradišnik, Karin Stana Kleinschek and Silvo Hribernik
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 21288-21301. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03399h

Tetracycline hydrochloride loaded citric acid functionalized chitosan hydrogel for wound healing
Hao Chen, Biyun Li, Bei Feng, Hao Wang, Huihua Yuan and Zhiwei Xu
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 19523-19530. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02628b

Peptide-functionalized NaGdF4 nanoparticles for tumor-targeted magnetic resonance imaging and effective therapy
Yixin Chen, Yu Fu, Xiaodong Li, Hongda Chen, Zhenxin Wang and Huimao Zhang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 17093-17100. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02135c

Converse transitions between the micelles and the vesicles of pyrrolidone-based AIE amphiphilic copolymers in polar and apolar solvents
Xiaolong He, Beibei Wang, Xuefeng Li and Jinfeng Dong
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 28102-28111. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05997k

An erythrocyte membrane coated mimetic nano-platform for chemo-phototherapy and multimodal imaging
Feng Xiao, Jialong Fan, Chunyi Tong, Chang Xiao, Zhou Wang, Bin Liu, Muhammad Daniyal and Wei Wang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27911-27926. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra05867b

MMP-responsive in situ forming hydrogel loaded with doxorubicin-encapsulated biodegradable micelles for local chemotherapy of oral squamous cell carcinoma
Wei Li, Cheng Tao, Jiexin Wang, Yuan Le and Jianjun Zhang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 31264-31273. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04343h

 

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Green chemistry – The year in review

Looking back at 2019, we would like to highlight 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 2019 articles published on green chemistry so far.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles – free to read and accessible to everyone.

Happy New Year from the RSC Advances team!

Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles: biomolecule-nanoparticle organizations targeting antimicrobial activity
Anupam Roy, Onur Bulut, Sudip Some, Amit Kumar Mandal and M. Deniz Yilmaz
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 2673-2702. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra08982e
Review

Nitroketene N,S-acetals: synergistic building blocks for the synthesis of heterocycles
Saigal, Sarfaraz Khan, Habibur Rahman, Shafiullah and Md. Musawwer Khan
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 14477-14502. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra00630c
Review

Metal nanoparticles fabricated by green chemistry using natural extracts: biosynthesis, mechanisms, and applications
Hesham R. El-Seedi, Rehan M. El-Shabasy, Shaden A. M. Khalifa, Aamer Saeed, Afzal Shah, Raza Shah, Faiza Jan Iftikhar, Mohamed M. Abdel-Daim, Abdelfatteh Omri, Nahid H. Hajrahand, Jamal S. M. Sabir, Xiaobo Zou, Mohammed F. Halabi, Wessam Sarhan and Weisheng Guo
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 24539-24559. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra02225b
Review

Cycloaddition of atmospheric CO2 to epoxides under solvent-free conditions: a straightforward route to carbonates by green chemistry metrics
Aazam Monfared, Robab Mohammadi, Akram Hosseinian, Shahriar Sarhandi and Parvaneh Delir Kheirollahi Nezhad
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3884-3899. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10233c
Review

Graphene oxide decorated with zinc oxide nanoflower, silver and titanium dioxide nanoparticles: fabrication, characterization, DNA interaction, and antibacterial activity
Nagi El-Shafai, Mohamed E. El-Khouly, Maged El-Kemary, Mohamed Ramadan, Ibrahim Eldesoukey and Mamdouh Masoud
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 3704-3714. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09788g

Miscanthus grass-derived carbon dots to selectively detect Fe3+ ions
Maisyn Picard, Suman Thakur, Manjusri Misra and Amar K. Mohanty
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 8628-8637. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10051a

Solvent-controlled synthesis of multicolor photoluminescent carbon dots for bioimaging
Yang Yan, Longyu Xia and Lan Ma
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 24057-24065. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04241e

Green synthesis of a AgCl@AgI nanocomposite using Laminaria japonica extract and its application as a visible-light-driven photocatalyst
Zhongyu Ruan, Guihong Liu, Jinxia Shu, Chunguang Ren and Zhonghua Wang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 5858-5864. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra09263j

Green synthesis and in situ immobilization of gold nanoparticles and their application for the reduction of p-nitrophenol in continuous-flow mode
Rózsa Szűcs, Diána Balogh-Weiser, Evelin Sánta-Bell, Eszter Tóth-Szeles, Tamás Varga, Zoltán Kónya, László Poppe and István Lagzi
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 9193-9197. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10373a

A simple and green synthesis of carbon quantum dots from coke for white light-emitting devices
Xiaoting Feng and Yi Zhang
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 33789-33793. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06946a

Catalyst-free hydrophosphination of alkenes in presence of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran: a green and easy access to a wide range of tertiary phosphines
Damien Bissessar, Julien Egly, Thierry Achard, Pascal Steffanut and Stéphane Bellemin-Laponnaz
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 27250-27256. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04896k

Synthesis of novel benzopyran-connected pyrimidine and pyrazole derivatives via a green method using Cu(II)-tyrosinase enzyme catalyst as potential larvicidal, antifeedant activities
Ashraf Abdel-Fattah Mostafa, Chidambaram SathishKumar, Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Askar, Shaban R. M. Sayed, Radhakrishnan SurendraKumar and Akbar Idhayadhulla
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 25533-25543. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04496e

A greener approach towards the development of graphene-Ag loaded ZnO nanocomposites for acetone sensing applications
Digambar Y. Nadargi, Ramesh B. Dateer, Mohaseen S. Tamboli, Imtiaz S. Mulla and Sharad S. Suryavanshi
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 33602-33606. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra06482f

Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using endophytic bacteria and their role in inhibition of rice pathogenic bacteria and plant growth promotion
Ezzeldin Ibrahim, Hatem Fouad, Muchen Zhang, Yang Zhang, Wen Qiu, Chengqi Yan, Bin Li, Jianchu Mo and Jianping Chen
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 29293-29299. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra04246f

Synthesis and catalytic performance of a small crystal NaY zeolite with high SiO2/Al2O3 ratio
Liang Mu, WeiWei Feng, Haobin Zhang, Xiubin Hu and Qingyan Cui
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 20528-20535. DOI: 10.1039/c9ra03324f

 

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