Volume 11

Issue 06,2018

(51 articles)


Chang Yu1,§, Huawei Huang1,§, Si Zhou2,§, Xiaotong Han1, Changtai Zhao1, Juan Yang1, Shaofeng Li1, Wei Guo1, Bowen An1, Jijun Zhao2, and Jieshan Qiu1 (*)

An anti-oxidized NiS2 electrocatalyst (Fe-NiS2) that features enhanced adsorption energy toward hydroxyl ions and a “superaerophobic” structure was developed by a Fe-induced conversion strategy. Benefitting from these merits, Fe-NiS2 delivers a greatly improved catalytic activity and long-term stability for water splitting.
2018, 11(6): 3411–3418
Published: 22 May 2018

Xiaowei Ma1,2,§, Xiaolong Yang3,§, Yufei Wang1,2, Juan Liu4, Shubin Jin5, Shuyi Li1,2, and Xing-Jie Liang1,2 (*)

15 nm gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) down-regulate the expression of germ layer markers, which resulted in compromised embryonic differentiation and fetal resorption.
2018, 11(6): 3419–3433
Published: 22 May 2018

Jin Wang1,2, Yanbin Yin1,2, Tong Liu1, Xiaoyang Yang1,2, Zhiwen Chang1,3, and Xinbo Zhang1 (*)

A hybrid electrolyte was designed for lithium anode protection in lithium-oxygen batteries.
2018, 11(6): 3434–3441
Published: 22 May 2018

Xi Yin1, Miao Shi1, Kam Sang Kwok1, Haidong Zhao1, Danielle L. Gray2, Jeffery A. Bertke2, and Hong Yang1 (*)

Complexation between palladium acetylacetonate and alkylamine in the presence of carboxylic acid controls the growth kinetics of palladium nanoplates, leading to the formation of dish-like higher-ordered two-dimensional nanostructures.
2018, 11(6): 3442–3452
Published: 22 May 2018

Jiaqing Wang1, Taotao Xiong2, Jie Zhou1, Hongjian He1, Dongdong Wu1, Xuewen Du1, Xingyi Li2 (*), and Bing Xu1 (*)

Here we show that simply using enzymatic assembly to generate nanoparticles of curcumin (Cur)in-situ allows it to function reproducibly as an anticancer and an anti-inflammatory agent. As a rational approach for applying to pan-assay interference compound (PAINS) and invalid metabolic panaceas (IMPS) candidates, this work illustrates a way that ultimately may bring back the promise and potential clinical benefits of PAINS and IMPS candidates.
2018, 11(6): 3453–3461
Published: 22 May 2018

Chao Zhou1, Run Shi1,2, Lu Shang1, Li-Zhu Wu1, Chen-Ho Tung1, and Tierui Zhang1,2 (*)

A facile and template-free hydrothermal-assisted thermal polymerization method has been developed for the large-scale synthesis of one-dimensional (1D) graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) microtubes, which show enhanced photocatalytic H2 production activity under visible light irradiation compared with bulk g-C3N4.
2018, 11(6): 3462–3468
Published: 22 May 2018

Zhiyuan Qi1,2, Yuchen Pei1,2, Tian Wei Goh1,2, Zhaoyi Wang1,3, Xinle Li1,2, Mary Lowe1, Raghu V. Maligal-Ganesh1,2, and Wenyu Huang1,2 (*)

Monodisperse PtZn intermetallic nanoparticles synthesized via one-pot pyrolysis exhibited high sintering resistance (up to 1,000℃) and electrocatalytic activity. The facile synthesis method adopted in this work also allows fine-tuning of both the size and composition of the nanoparticles.
2018, 11(6): 3469–3479
Published: 22 May 2018

Meng Wang1,§, Qinghua Liang2,§, Junwei Han1, Ying Tao1 (*), Donghai Liu1, Chen Zhang3, Wei Lv2, and Quan-Hong Yang1 (*)

A well-designed graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4)/graphene hybrid with porous g-C3N4 nanosheets inside a three-dimensional (3D) graphene framework has been successfully prepared as the host for lithium-sulfur cathodes. This hybrid can effectively prevent lithium polysulfide shuttling by catalyzing the rapid conversion of soluble lithium polysulfides within the spatial pore confinement, affording an excellent cycling stability for lithium-sulfur batteries.
2018, 11(6): 3480–3489
Published: 22 May 2018

Mengmeng Sun1,2, Jinchao Dong3, Yang Lv4, Siqin Zhao1,2, Caixia Meng1,2, Yujiang Song4, Guoxiong Wang1, Jianfeng Li3 (*), Qiang Fu1 (*), Zhongqun Tian3, and Xinhe Bao1

Electrochemical (EC) reactions and operando EC-Raman investigations over Pt@hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) core–shell nanostructures provide direct evidences of electrocatalytic reactions confined under h-BN shells and confirm the concept of “electrocatalysis under cover”.
2018, 11(6): 3490–3498
Published: 22 May 2018

Jiheng Zhao, Thomas Mark Gill, and Xiaolin Zheng (*)

Modified electroless deposition (ELD) is used to deposit a uniform Ni catalytic film that enables Si photoanode for efficient and stable solar water oxidation.
2018, 11(6): 3499–3508
Published: 22 May 2018