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Hollow iron oxide nanoparticles as multidrug resistant drug delivery and imaging vehicles

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

1 Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
3 Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0275-5

Nano Research 2013, 6(1): 1每9

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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每DOX formulation has a pH-dependent drug release behaviour and chemo drug transport and MR imaging of HIONPs每DOX were both obtained.


Ni/Pd Core/Shell Nanoparticles Supported on Graphene as a Highly Active and Reusable Catalyst for Suzuki每Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction

Önder Metin1,2 (*), Sally Fae Ho1, Cemalettin Alp2,4, Hasan Can2, Max N. Mankin1, Mehmet Serdar G邦ltekin2, Miaofang Chi3, and Shouheng Sun1 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Atat邦rk University 25240, Erzurum, Turkey
3 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831, USA
4 Çayırlı Vocational School, Erzincan University, Erzincan, Turkey

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0276-4

Nano Research 2013, 6(1): 10每18

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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每Miyaura cross-coupling of various aryl halides and phenylboronic acids.


Vibrational properties of silicene and germanene

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

1 Semiconductor Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
2 IMEC, 75 Kapeldreef, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
3 Department of Chemistry, PLASMANT research group, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B-2610 Wilrijk-Antwerp, Belgium


Nano Research 2013, 6(1): 19每28

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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.


Au+每cetyltrimethylammonium bromide solution: A novel precursor for seed-mediated growth of gold nanoparticles in aqueous solution

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

1 State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces and Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
2 Department of Physics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah 711103, India

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0278-2

Nano Research 2013, 6(1): 29每37

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Seed-mediated growth of Au nanoparticles by using Au+每Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) solution as a precursor in aqueous solution has been obtained.


Composite of sulfur impregnated in porous hollow carbon spheres as the cathode of Li每S batteries with high performance

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

Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Chemistry College, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0279-1

Nano Research 2013, 6(1): 38每46

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Porous carbon每sulfur composites with a hierarchical porous structure have potential applications as the cathode in Li每S batteries because of their good electronic conductivity, minimal volume expansion, and low shuttling loss.


Mesoporous Co3O4 as an electrocatalyst for water oxidation

Harun T邦ys邦z1,†, Yun Jeong Hwang1,‡, Sher Bahader Khan2, Abdullah Mohamed Asiri2, and Peidong Yang1,2 (*)

1 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
2 The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR ), Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Present address: Max-Planck Institut f邦r Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, D-45470 M邦lheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Present address: Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, 39-1 Hawolgok-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-791, Republic of Korea

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0280-8

Nano Research 2013, 6(1): 47每54

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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.


Flexible SnS nanobelts: Facile synthesis, formation mechanism and application in Li-ion batteries

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

1 Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0281-7

Nano Research 2013, 6(1): 55每64

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[020] oriented orthorhombic SnS nanobelts 11 米m 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每1 at 1/6 C and 1 C respectively when used as the anode for lithium ion battery.


One-step strategy to graphene/Ni(OH)2 composite hydrogels as advanced three-dimensional supercapacitor electrode materials

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

1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
3 California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA

DOI 10.1007/s12274-012-0284-4

Nano Research 2013, 6(1): 65每76

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A one-step strategy has been developed to fabricate mechanically strong and electrically conductive graphene/Ni(OH)2 composite hydrogels with excellent supercapacitive performance.


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