Volume 6

Issue 01,2013

(8 articles)

Ruijun Xing1,2, Ashwinkumar A. Bhirde1, Shouju Wang1, Xiaolian Sun1, Gang Liu3, Yanglong Hou2, and Xiaoyuan Chen1 ()

A new drug delivery system comprising dopamine-plus-human serum albumin (HSA) modified hollow iron oxide nanoparticles (HIONPs) and doxorubicin (DOX) encapsulated within the hollow porous structure has been developed. The HIONPs–DOX formulation has a pH-dependent drug release behaviour and chemo drug transport and MR imaging of HIONPs–DOX were both obtained.
2013, 6(1): 1–9

nder Metin1,2 (*), Sally Fae Ho1, Cemalettin Alp2,4, Hasan Can2, Max N. Mankin1, Mehmet Serdar Gültekin2, Miaofang Chi3, and Shouheng Sun1 (*)

Monodisperse 10 nm Ni/Pd core/shell nanoparticles with composition control have been synthesized by sequential reduction of nickel(II) acetate and palladium(II) bromide in oleylamine and trioctylphosphine. The as-synthesized Ni/Pd core/shell NPs were supported on graphene and showed high activity, stability and reusability for Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling of various aryl halides and phenylboronic acids.
2013, 6(1): 10–18

Emilio Scalise1 (*), Michel Houssa1, Geoffrey Pourtois2,3, B. van den Broek1, Valery Afanas’ev1, and André Stesmans1

The vibrational properties of silicene and germanene have been studied, particularly focusing on the Raman active vibrational modes. The calculated vibrational modes are highly desirable to link the experimental Raman lines with the crystal structure of germanene and silicene.
2013, 6(1): 19–28

Chaoyu Li1, Fengru Fan1, Bingsheng Yin1, Liang Chen1, Tapan Ganguly2, and Zhongqun Tian1 ()

Seed-mediated growth of Au nanoparticles by using Au+–Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) solution as a precursor in aqueous solution has been obtained.
2013, 6(1): 29–37

Kai Zhang, Qing Zhao, Zhanliang Tao, and Jun Chen (*)

Porous carbon–sulfur composites with a hierarchical porous structure have potential applications as the cathode in Li–S batteries because of their good electronic conductivity, minimal volume expansion, and low shuttling loss.
2013, 6(1): 38–46

Harun Tüysüz1,, Yun Jeong Hwang1,, Sher Bahader Khan2, Abdullah Mohamed Asiri2, and Peidong Yang1,2 (*)

Mesoporous Co3O4 has been prepared using porous silica as a hard template via a nanocasting route and its electrocatalytic properties investigated as an oxygen evolution catalyst for the electrolysis of water. The ordered mesostructured Co3O4 shows dramatically increased catalytic activity compared to that of bulk Co3O4.
2013, 6(1): 47–54

Jun Lu1,2, Caiyun Nan1,2, Lihong Li1,2, Qing Peng1,2 (), and Yadong Li1,2

[020] oriented orthorhombic SnS nanobelts 11 μm in length and 100 nm in thickness have been prepared due to the anisotropic crystal structure of SnS. The material delivered 1090 and 560 mA•h•g–1 at 1/6 C and 1 C respectively when used as the anode for lithium ion battery.
2013, 6(1): 55–64

Yuxi Xu1, Xiaoqing Huang2, Zhaoyang Lin1, Xing Zhong1, Yu Huang2,3, and Xiangfeng Duan1,3 (*)

A one-step strategy has been developed to fabricate mechanically strong and electrically conductive graphene/Ni(OH)2 composite hydrogels with excellent supercapacitive performance.
2013, 6(1): 65–76