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July 31, 2014
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Recently Published Articles
- In Situ Synthesised Silver Nanoparticle-Infused L-Lysine-Based Injectable Hydrogel: Development of a Biocompatible, Antibacterial, Soft Nanocomposite
Subhra Kanti Mandal, Sayanti Brahmachari and Prof. Prasanta Kumar Das
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402269
Antibacterial gels: Naphthalene-containing L-lysine-based amphiphilic hydrogelator is exploited for the in situ synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) under sunlight in the absence of an external reducing and/or stabilizing agent. The AgNP–gel nanocomposite exhibits thixotropic properties, which make it suitable as a syringe-injectable hydrogel (see figure). The soft nanocomposite surface exhibits antibacterial activity and biocompatibility to mammalian cells.
- Two-Step Directional Surface Modification of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Protected Siloxanes
Maarten Bloemen, Ben Sutens, Dr. Ward Brullot, Prof. Ann Gils, Dr. Nick Geukens and Prof. Thierry Verbiest
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402283
Nanoparticle functionality: Iron oxide nanoparticles are functionalized by protected functional siloxanes. The functional group is deprotected on the nanoparticle itself, solving multiple issues related to the use of siloxanes. This procedure is highly reproducible and not limited to the discussed functionalities.
- Synthesis and Visible-Light Photocatalytic Performance of Cadmium Sulfide and Oxide Hexagonal Nanoplates
Dr. Di Lang, Prof. Fan Liu, Prof. Guohong Qiu, Prof. Xionghan Feng and Dr. Quanjun Xiang
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402220
Controlled growth: Hexagonal nanoplates of CdS and CdO (see figure) were fabricated by a simple ion-exchange strategy and thermal treatment process by using morphology-analogous Cd(OH)2 as precursors. The CdS nanoplates exhibited enhanced visible-light photocatalytic degradation properties and photocatalytic hydrogen production activity.
- Flexible Coaxial Nanofibers: A Strategy to Realize Tunable and Enhanced Magnetic-Luminescent Bifunctionality
Fei Bi, Prof. Xiangting Dong, Jinxian Wang and Guixia Liu
Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402128
Coaxial electrospinning: A new flexible nanostructure of [CoFe2O4/PVP]@[YAG:7 %Tb3+/PVP] magnetic-luminescent bifunctional coaxial nanofibers has been fabricated through electrospinning technology using a homemade coaxial spinneret. The coaxial nanofibers simultaneously possess superior magnetic and luminescent properties owing to the isolation of the YAG:7 %Tb3+ luminescent nanofibers from the CoFe2O4 magnetic nanofibers (see figure).
- Oxygen Permeation Improvement under CO2-Rich Environments through Catalytic Activation of Hierarchically Structured Perovskite Membranes
Dr. Cyril Gaudillere, Julio Garcia-Fayos and Prof. José M. Serra
Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402142
Surface modification: Oxygen permeation through a highly porous La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3−δ (LSCF) freeze-cast asymmetric membrane is strongly enhanced through catalytic surface functionalization. Under CO2-free operation, the beneficial effect of the catalyst is mostly observed in the low-temperature region, in which gas exchange is a limiting step and the porous LSCF coating increases the number of active sites available (see figure).