In the present study, the electronic properties of both ferroelectric and paraelectric phases of the Sn2P2S6 (SPS) chalcogenide crystal were investigated using first principles methods. Via applying the density functional theory methodology (DFT) with different functionals, their energy band structures were calcula
A series of mesoporous SBA-15 supported CuO–CeO2 catalysts were prepared by a surfactant-assisted impregnation method with PEG 200 as the surfactant. The effects of the content of PEG 200 in the impregnating solution on physicochemical properties and catalytic activity of the prepared CuO–CeO2/SBA-15 catalysts were
Nonvolatile memory devices based on solution-processed thin film transistors (TFTs) of sol–gel-derived undoped ZnO and ZnO doped with Hf and NaF incorporating Ag nanowires (AgNWs) as charge trapping media between the ZnO and insulator interface are demonstrated. The transfer characteristics of the devices exhibited
This paper describes a one-pot Suzuki–Miyaura homopolymerization that involves in situ borylation/cross coupling of dibrominated donor–acceptor conjugated macromonomers, in contrast to the standard Stille copolymerization of thienosilole and isoindigo monomers. Reaction kinetics investigation reveals that bis(pinac
This work describes the synthesis, characterization and application of a pH- and magnetic-responsive PEG hydrogel (HG) nanocomposite as a platform for drug delivery. PEG was used to produce permanent hydrogels with improved biocompatibility. A specific cross-linking/copolymerization chemistry was used to construct
We investigated the anti-neuroinflammatory activity and mechanism of glibenclamide, sulfonylurea receptor 1 (Sur1) antagonist, against LPS-induced microglial activation in vitro. BV2 microglia cells were exposed to LPS (100 ng mL−1). iNOS and COX-2 levels, proinflammatory cytokine mRNA expression, and the p38/MAPK
Thermal liquefaction of five potential feedstocks namely, banana bunch stems (BBS), pineapple tops (PT), Forage sorghum (FS), bagasse (Ba) and Arundo donax (AD) were examined from an energy perspective at a large laboratory scale. Comparison of oil yield and higher heating value (HHV) of feedstock and bio-crude at
The use of advanced solid-state NMR methods, combined with first-principles calculations, highlight for the first time the formation of penta-coordinated scandium in activated Sc3BTB2 and MIL-100(Sc) MOFs upon dehydration. These coordinatively unsaturated sites correspond to the Lewis acid sites in MIL-100(Sc), responsible for its catalytic activity. More information can be found in the Full Paper by F. Pourpoint et al. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700584).
Abstract Invited for the cover of this issue is the group of Ralf Haiges at the University of Southern California. The image depicts characters from the popular web comic "Cyanide & Happiness" alongside some of the cyanide complexes synthesized. Read the full text of the article at 10.1002/chem.201700611. "Our work features a healthy mix of fundamental and applied research." Read more about the story behind the cover in the Cover Profile and about the research itself on page ▪▪ ff. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700611).