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Online ISSN: 1439-7641
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Controlled Logic Gates—Switch Gate and Fredkin Gate Based on Enzyme-Biocatalyzed Reactions Realized in Flow Cells
Brian E. Fratto and Prof. Evgeny Katz
Switch and Fredkin gates based on enzyme-biocatalyzed reactions realized in flow cells—new steps in unconventional biomolecular computing.
Prospects of Colloidal Copper Chalcogenide Nanocrystals
Ward van der Stam, Anne C. Berends and Dr. Celso de Mello Donega
Tailored nanocrystals: Copper chalcogenide nanocrystals (NCs) are promising alternatives to conventional NCs, as they can be synthesized in a variety of sizes, shapes, and compositions. Recent advances have further extended the control over their synthesis, paving the way toward a plethora of complex multinary Cu chalcogenide hetero-NCs with tailored properties.
Oxygen Reduction on Ag(100) in Alkaline Solutions—A Theoretical Study
Aleksej Goduljan, Dr. Leandro Moreira de Campos Pinto, Dr. Fernanda Juarez, Dr. Elizabeth Santos and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmickler
Mechanistic determination: The first, rate-determining step of oxygen reduction on Ag(100) is determined by computational methods. In vacuum, oxygen is adsorbed on Ag(100), but in an electrochemical environment, the adsorption energy is offset by the loss of hydration energy as the molecule approaches the surface (see figure).
Co-conformational Exchange Triggered by Molecular Recognition in a Di(acylamino)pyridine-Based Molecular Shuttle Containing Two Pyridine Rings at the Macrocycle
Dr. Alberto Martinez-Cuezva, Fernando Carro-Guillen, Dr. Aurelia Pastor, Dr. Marta Marin-Luna, Dr. Raul-Angel Orenes, Prof. Mateo Alajarin and Dr. Jose Berna
Sticky rings! Rotational and translational internal motions of di(acylamino)pyridine rotaxanes containing dipyridine-based rings are examined. The association of one of these interlocked compounds and a derivate of thymine leads to the formation of a stable ‘S’-shaped co-conformer.
Unraveling the Role of Monovalent Halides in Mixed-Halide Organic–Inorganic Perovskites
Dr. Melepurath Deepa, F. Javier Ramos, Prof. S. M. Shivaprasad and Dr. Shahzada Ahmad
Casting light on perovskites: The energy-band diagrams for four different type of perovskites are studied by XPS to determine the influence of their halide content.
Employment of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers to High-Throughput Screen nNOS-PSD-95 Interruptions: Structure and Dynamics Investigations on Monomer–Template Complexation
Yongwei Wang, Ting Zhao, Peng Dai, Prof. Nan Jiang and Prof. Fei Li
Drugs without death: Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are employed to screen for nNOS-PSD-95 (neuronal nitric oxide synthase post-synaptic density protein-95) interruptions in the treatment of strokes. MIPs, synthesized in chloroform by using ZL006 as a template and 4-VP as a monomer at a monomer/template ratio of 3:1 have good selectivity for ZL005 and ZL009 (see figure).
Reaction Mechanism of 3,4-Dinitrofuroxan Formation from Glyoxime: Dehydrogenation and Cyclization of Oxime
Prof. Ya-Jing Peng, Yan-Xue Jiang, Dr. Xie Peng, Prof. Jian-Yong Liu and Prof. Wei-Peng Lai
Get radical! A theoretical study of the formation of 3,4-dinitrofuroxan from glyoxime has been carried out. Formation of a furoxan ring involves either oxydehydrogenation by NO2 molecules and the subsequent torsion of NO radical groups to form a ring or the alternation of dehydrogenation and cyclization. The intermediates and transition states in both routes exhibit monoradical and diradical characteristics. The singlet reaction mechanism is more favorable for cyclization than the triplet reaction.
Environmental Fluctuations and Stochastic Resonance in Protein Folding
Kapil Dave, Dr. Aram Davtyan, Prof. Dr. Garegin A. Papoian, Prof. Dr. Martin Gruebele and Prof. Dr. Max Platkov
The power of noise: The folding of protein VlsE can be enhanced by stochastic resonance when noise is added to a weak periodic thermal modulation that by itself is not sufficient to drive the folding reaction.
Red-Tuned Mn d–d Emission in Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals
Dr. Narayan Pradhan
I prefer it in red: Emission tuned from yellow to red can be obtained from Mn2+-doped semiconductor nanocrystals. By changing the environment of the Mn dopant in the crystal lattice, the Mn concentration and the surface ligands, the ligand-field splitting, and therefore also the Mn d–d emission, can be tuned. This Minireview describes recent key studies in this area.
Strategies for the Controlled Electronic Doping of Colloidal Quantum Dot Solids
Dr. Alexandros Stavrinadis and Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos
Mind the gap: This Minireview aims survey the various strategies towards controlling the electronic doping of colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solids. Additional attention is given to the many challenges associated with the task of doping CQDs, as well as to optoelectronic applications of the resulting doped CQD solids.
Synthetic Strategies for Semiconductor Nanocrystals Expressing Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance
Dr. J. Scott Niezgoda and Prof. Sandra J. Rosenthal
Dotty about LSPR: This Minireview outlines the current state of the semiconductor plasmonics field, as well as giving an overview of the synthetic strategies utilized therein.