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CCL   2019 30( 04)  Published: 22 April 2019
The recent progress of wide bandgap donor polymers towards non-fullerene organic solar cells
Xiaopeng Xu, Guangjun Zhang, Ying Li, Qiang Peng
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 809-825   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.02.030
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The recent progress of wide bandgap (WBG) donor polymers for non-fullerene polymer solar cells (NF-PSCs) were reviewed in detail, which was classified by D-type and D-A type molecular backbones to discuss the related structure-property correlations and put forward an outlook for future innovations.
Low-temperature plasma technology for electrocatalysis
Dongdong Wang, Yuqin Zou, Li Tao, Yiqiong Zhang, Zhijuan Liu, Shiqian Du, Shuangquan Zang, Shuangyin Wang
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 826-838   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.051
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The latest applications of plasma in energy storage and conversion are summarized here, including using it as the preparation and modification technology of the various electrocatalysts and the usage of it as the synthesis technology directly. Also, the challenges and outlook of plasma technology in energy storage and conversion were summarized, and the solutions and prospected its development in the future were present.
A general approach to the design of high-performance near-infrared (NIR) D-π-A type fluorescent dyes
Xiao Luo, Jin Li, Jie Zhao, Luyan Gu, Xuhong Qian, Youjun Yang
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 839-846   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.012
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A four-step method is presented as a general guideline for design of high performance NIR absorbing/emitting dyes.
A mini-review and perspective on ferroptosis-inducing strategies in cancer therapy
Shuaifei Wang, Hongwei Liao, Fangyuan Li, Daishun Ling
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 847-852   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.025
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This review summarized recent advances and challenges in ferroptosis-based anticancer strategies through Fenton reaction or GPX4 inactivation, with highlights on nanomaterials and perspectives on future development of next-generation ferroptosis-inducing agents based on diverse polyvalent metals.
Research progress of photocatalysis based on highly dispersed titanium in mesoporous SiO2
Chencheng Dong, Jiahui Ji, Zhe Yang, Yifei Xiao, Mingyang Xing, Jinlong Zhang
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 853-862   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.020
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This paper reviewed the TiO2-SiO2 and Ti-SiO2 mesoporous materials and their applications in photocatalysis.
Porous graphene decorated silica as a new stationary phase for separation of sulfanilamide compounds in hydrophilic interaction chromatography
Lijun Song, Haijuan Zhang, Tianpei Cai, Jia Chen, Zhan Li, Ming Guan, Hongdeng Qiu
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 863-866   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2018.10.040
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Porous graphene (PG) was prepared by combustion method and then coated onto aminopropyl-silica in deep eutectic solvents (DESs). PG-modified silica was evaluated in hydrophilic interaction chromatography for the separation and determination of sulfonamides in human serum samples.
Improvement of low-temperature catalytic activity over hierarchical Fe-Beta catalysts for selective catalytic reduction of NOx with NH3
Na Zhu, Zhihua Lian, Yan Zhang, Wenpo Shan, Hong He
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 867-870   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.011
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Hierarchical Fe-Beta exhibited higher low-temperature NH3-SCR activity than conventional Fe-Beta, due to more active sites and better dispersion of Fe species.
New deep eutectic solvents composed of crown ether, hydroxide and polyethylene glycol for extraction of non-basic N-compounds
Mohammad Chand Ali, Ruirui Liu, Jia Chen, Tianpei Cai, Haijuan Zhang, Zhan Li, Honglin Zhai, Hongdeng Qiu
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 871-874   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.02.025
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A new family of deep eutectic solvents (DESs) induced by small amounts of crown ether complex and formed mainly by polyethylene glycol was found.
Promoted reactants activation and charge separation leading to efficient photocatalytic activity on phosphate/potassium co-functionalized carbon nitride
Maoxi Ran, Peng Chen, Jiarui Li, Wen Cui, Jieyuan Li, Ye He, Jianping Sheng, Yanjuan Sun, Fan Dong
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 875-880   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.016
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The enhanced photocatalytic activity of phosphate/potassium co-functionalized carbon nitride can be attributed to the promoted reactants activation capacity, the decreased of carriers recombination, and the construction of electronic channels between CN layers.
Molecular recognition and fluorescent sensing of urethane in water
Lin-Ming Bai, Huan Yao, Liu-Pan Yang, Wen Zhang, Wei Jiang
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 881-884   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2018.11.033
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Molecular recognition and fluorescent sensing of Group 2A carcinogen-urethane was achieved in aqueous solution with endo-functionalized molecular tubes. The syn-configured molecular tube was found to be a good fluorescent sensor for urethane in water (concentration range:6.2-60 μmol/L) and in beer (concentration range:22.9-60 μmol/L).
Gambogic acid-encapsulated polymeric micelles improved therapeutic effects on pancreatic cancer
Yan Wang, Xinxin Wang, Jing Zhang, Li Wang, Chunqing Ou, Yaqian Shu, Qinjie Wu, Guolin Ma, Changyang Gong
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 885-888   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.02.018
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Monomethyl poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(ε-caprolactone)-poly(trimethylene carbonate) (MPEG-P(CL-ran-TMC)) copolymer was synthesized, which could encapsulate GA by a single-step solid dispersion and form nano-sized micelles. The MPEG-P(CL-ran-TMC) based nano-formulation of GA could improve the anti-tumor effect in vivo, which may serve as a candidate for pancreatic cancer therapy.
Theoretical prediction on the reactivity of the Co-mediated intramolecular Pauson-Khand reaction for constructing bicyclo-skeletons in natural products
Lei Zhu, Zheyuan Wang, Song Liu, Tao Zhang, Zhen Yang, Ruopeng Bai, Yu Lan
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 889-894   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.024
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This work performed a theoretical investigation to explore the mechanism and reactivity of the Co-mediated intramolecular Pauson-Khand reaction for constructing bicyclo-skeletons.
A naked-eye colorimetric sensor for chloroform
Kai Sheng, Haifeng Lu, Anbang Sun, Yanmin Wang, Yuantao Liu, Feng Chen, Wenchao Bian, Yang Li, Rui Kuang, Di Sun
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 895-898   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.01.027
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A phenoxazine based sensor molecule shows fast response (within 5 s) to halogenated solvents, especially chloroform via obvious color change under 365 nm UV light irradiation.
DNA-mediated coordinative assembly of upconversion hetero-nanostructures for targeted dual-modality imaging of cancer cells
Wenting Xue, Zhenghan Di, Ya Zhao, Aiping Zhang, Lele Li
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 899-902   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.022
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We reported a simple and universal strategy for DNA-mediated assembly of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) and lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs). Such DNA-QD/UCNPs heterostructures not only maintains both fluorescent properties of QDs and upconversion luminescence behaviors of UCNPs, but also offers a polyvalent DNA surface, allowing for targeted dual-modality imaging of cancer cells using an aptamer
Hexyl substitution of pentathienoacene toward a significant improvement in charge transport
Ping He, Hantang Zhang, Chunhui Xu, Yonggang Zhen, Huanli Dong, Wenping Hu
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 903-905   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.02.012
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The introduction of hexyl chains endows the semiconductor with two or three orders of magnitudes enhancement in carrier mobility or current on/off ratio respectively.
A-π-D-π-A small-molecule donors with different end alkyl chains obtain different morphologies in organic solar cells
Yanan Shi, Chen Yang, Huan Li, Lixuan Liu, Ruimin Zhou, Wenjun Zou, Zhen Wang, Qiong Wu, Dan Deng, Jianqi Zhang, Kun Lu, Zhixiang Wei
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 906-910   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.01.031
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The small molecular donors with different end alkyl chains provide appropriate phase separation and molecular stacking orientation for all-small-molecule solar cells. The power conversion efficiency (PCE) have been improved obviously, and the highest PCE reaches 7.06%. The results demonstrate that the optimized end alkyl chains can be used to design A-π-D-π-A backbone structure small molecular electron donors for small-molecule organic solar cells.
Transition metal coordinated framework porphyrin for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction
Chang-Xin Zhao, Bo-Quan Li, Jia-Ning Liu, Jia-Qi Huang, Qiang Zhang
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 911-914   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.026
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A series of transition metal coordinated framework porphyrin was evaluated regarding the electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reactivity for an optimized selection of the coordinated metal ion.
Activated carbon felts with exfoliated graphene nanosheets for flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors
Zifang Zhao, Xiaojun Wang, Minjie Yao, Lili Liu, Zhiqiang Niu, Jun Chen
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 915-918   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.003
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Porous activated carbon felts (ACFs) with exfoliated graphene nanosheets were prepared by a simple thermal treatment strategy. They exhibit high gravimetric and areal specific capacitances as well as long-term cycling stability. Impressively, the all-solid-state supercapacitors based on ACFs electrodes deliver stable electrochemical performance even under different bending states.
Intercalation assembly of kojic acid into Zn-Ti layered double hydroxide with antibacterial and whitening performances
Xin-Rui Wang, Hui-Min Cheng, Xue-Wei Gao, Wei Zhou, Shu-Jing Li, Xue-Li Cao, Dongpeng Yan
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 919-923   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.050
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The inhibitor of melanin and the bacteriostatic agent kojic acid was inserted into Zn-Ti layered double hydroxide (LDH) by anion-exchange reaction. The structure, slow release, antibacterial and skin whitening activity were studied.
Interchain doubly-bridged α-helical peptides for the development of protein binders
Yaqi Chen, Jingjing Liang, Tao Li, Ping Lin, Yibing Zhao, Chuanliu Wu
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 924-928   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.02.013
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This work reported the design and synthesis of interchain doubly-bridged α-helical peptides, involving mutual stabilization of two α -helical peptides crosslinked by two interchain bisthioether crosslinkers.
Controlled PEGylation of periodic mesoporous organosilica nanospheres for improving their stability in physiological solutions
Xiaodan Su, Jun Tao, Qing Wang, Peng Xu, Wei Luo, Meng Dang, Jiang Wu, Zhaogang Teng
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 929-932   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.02.014
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Thioether-bridged PMO nanospheres are synthesized and modified with different molecular weighted polyethylene glycol (PEG) via click reaction for the irst time. This work provides important method and knowledge to guide the modification of PMO for biomedical applications.
Polymorphism dependent triplet-involved emissions of a pure organic luminogen
Zihan He, Wenbo Li, Gan Chen, Yongming Zhang, Wang-Zhang Yuan
CCL 2019 Vol. 30 (04): 933-936   DOI:10.1016/j.cclet.2019.03.015
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Fine tuning of the triplet-involved emission is realized in a pure organic polymorphic compound through the changes of conformation and vibration.
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