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Thiophene-Benzothiadiazole Based D-A1-D-A2 Type Alternating Copolymers for Polymer Solar Cells

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:58
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00696A, PaperGururaj P. Kini, Quoc Viet Hoang, Chang Eun Song, Sang Kyu Lee, Won Suk Shin, Won-Wook So, Mohammad Afsar Uddin, Han Young Woo, Jong-Cheol Lee
A series of D-A1-D-A2 type regioregular copolymers based on difluorobenzothiadiazole (DFBT) and dialkoxybenzothiadiazole (ROBT) structures was synthesized. The copolymers were prepared with different alkyl chain lengths and branching point positions....
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Dark Current Reduction Strategies Using Edge-on Aligned Donor Polymers for High Detectivity and Responsivity Solution-processed Organic Photodetectors

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:58
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00497D, PaperSeung Hun Eom, So Youn Nam, Hee Jin Do, Jaemin Lee, Sangho Jeon, Tae Joo Shin, In Hwan Jung, Sung Cheol Yoon, Changjin Lee
We synthesized the conjugated polymers PT2OBT, PVT2OBT, and PFBT2OBT for organic photodetecting devices. An octyloxy benzothiadiazole (OBT) moiety was used as a weak electron-accepting building block in the polymer system...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Bronsted acidic ionic liquid-catalyzed tandem reaction: an efficient approach towards regioselective synthesis of pyrano[3,2-c]coumarins under solvent-free conditions bearing lower E-factors

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:58
Green Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC01158J, PaperAdinath Majee, Sachinta Mahato, Sougata Santra, Rana Chatterjee, Grigory V Zyryanov, Alakananda Hajra
1-Butane sulfonic acid-3-methylimidazolium tosylate, [BSMIM]OTs is found to be a remarkable catalyst for the tandem cyclization of 4-hydroxycoumarin with chalcones for the syntheses of pyrano[3,2-c]coumarins under solvent-free conditions. The developed...
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AVL and PlugVolt team up to host Battery Seminar

Alternative Energy - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:19
PlugVolt Battery Seminar fosters joint development efforts to advance energy storage solutions
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Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy elected to chair AWEA board as WINDPOWER 2017 launches in Anaheim

Alternative Energy - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:39
The Board of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) elected Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy its chair today as thousands of developers, manufacturers, and suppliers headed to the largest gathering of the wind energy industry in the Western Hemisphere.
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Square wave voltammetry enables fast quantification and evaluation of Bi3+ extraction from eye shadow samples

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:38
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY01077J, PaperLeandro Antonio de Resende Ribeiro, Lauro Antonio Pradela-Filho, Wilson Tiago da Fonseca, Diele AG Araujo, Rosana MN Assuncao, Regina Massako Takeuchi, Andre Luiz dos Santos
In this study, a square wave anodic stripping voltammetric method was developed to quantify Bi3+ in eye shadow samples. The best results were obtained in 1.0 mol L-1 NaOH as...
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A solid acetylene reagent with enhanced reactivity: fluoride-mediated functionalization of alcohols and phenols

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:38

Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00724H, PaperGeorg Werner, Konstantin S. Rodygin, Anton A. Kostin, Evgeniy G. Gordeev, Alexey S. Kashin, Valentine P. Ananikov
The direct vinylation of an OH group in alcohols and phenols was carried out utilizing an easy-to-use CaC2/KF solid acetylene reagent.
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Correction: Core-substituted naphthalenediimides anchored on BiVO4 for visible light-driven water splitting

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:38
Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC90056B, Correction Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Simelys Hernandez, Carminna Ottone, Stefano Proto, Kristine Rodulfo Tolod, Miriam Diaz de los Bernardos, Albert Sole-Daura, Jorge J. Carbo, Cyril Godard, Sergio Castillon, Nunzio Russo, Guido Saracco, Carmen Claver
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Aromatic diselenide crosslinkers to enhance the reprocessability and self-healing of polyurethane thermosets

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:36
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00448F, PaperHaritz Sardon, Jian Zhu, Lourdes Irusta, David Mecerreyes, Xianwei An, roberto hernandez, nora aramburu, Fernando Ruiperez, Jon M. Matxain, Xiangqiang Pan
Dynamic structures containing polymers are considered a new class of polymeric materials with very attractive properties, since they can behave as thermosets at room temperature but at the same time...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Scientists propose better battery system for smart home use

Phys.org: Smart homes need smart batteries. Current systems overuse power, which can shorten the life of batteries and the devices they power. Future batteries may get an intelligence boost to mitigate the problem.
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Advanced Battery Concepts LLC Enters into a Third License Agreement for its GreenSeal® Advanced Lead Battery Technology with Trojan Battery Company

Alternative Energy - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:49
Advanced Battery Concepts, a leading developer of advanced lead batteries, is proud to announce that it has agreed to license its GreenSeal® technology to Trojan Battery Company - a world leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries.
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CA Solar Forum Announced for Code and Fire Officials, Builders, Solar Installers New Electric and Fire Codes and Standards for Solar Safety

Alternative Energy - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:45
As solar installations continue to grow exponentially, there is an increasing need for other professions to know more about solar technologies, both for safety and quality assurance. A half-day training session
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Xtreme Manufacturing Showcases 20,000 lbs. Telehandler at AWEA Windpower 2017

Alternative Energy - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:44
Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel will introduce their products to the wind energy industry at the annual AWEA Windpower Show, taking place in Anaheim, California from May 23rd to 25th, 2017.
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Natural Power selected for turbine servicing at Paul's Hill and Rothes

Alternative Energy - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:42
Following the continued successful partnership with Fred. Olsen Renewables (FOR), Natural Power has been selected to deliver the turbine servicing at both Rothes Wind Farm and Paul's Hill Wind Farm which are located to the South West of Elgin in the north of Scotland.
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Aqueous phase homogeneous formic acid disproportionation into methanol

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2371-2378
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03359H, PaperK. Sordakis, A. Tsurusaki, M. Iguchi, H. Kawanami, Y. Himeda, G. Laurenczy
Methanol is produced from the formic acid disproportionation reaction with unprecedented yields under mild conditions.
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Electrocatalytic upgrading of itaconic acid to methylsuccinic acid using fermentation broth as a substrate solution

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2390-2397
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03153F, Paper Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.F. Joschka Holzhauser, Jens Artz, Stefan Palkovits, Dirk Kreyenschulte, Jochen Buchs, Regina Palkovits
An electrocatalytic transformation of biomass based platform chemicals is feasible even using crude fermentation broth.
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Future perspectives for formaldehyde: pathways for reductive synthesis and energy storage

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2347-2355
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03093A, Perspective Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.Leo E. Heim, Hannelore Konnerth, Martin H. G. Prechtl
This perspective article spreads light on the recent directions towards the low-temperature reductive synthesis of formaldehyde and its derivatives and low-temperature formaldehyde reforming for hydrogen generation.
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Interfacial acidity in ligand-modified ruthenium nanoparticles boosts the hydrogenation of levulinic acid to gamma-valerolactone

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2361-2370
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02586B, PaperDavide Albani, Qiang Li, Gianvito Vile, Sharon Mitchell, Neyvis Almora-Barrios, Peter T. Witte, Nuria Lopez, Javier Perez-Ramirez
Supported Ru-HHDMA nanoparticles are superior catalysts for the continuous-flow hydrogenation of levulinic acid to [gamma]-valerolactone due to the bifunctional nature of the metal-ligand interface.
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Making H2 from light and biomass-derived alcohols: the outstanding activity of newly designed hierarchical MWCNT/Pd@TiO2 hybrid catalysts

RSC - Green Chem. latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:32

Green Chem., 2017, 19,2379-2389
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01979J, PaperA. Beltram, M. Melchionna, T. Montini, L. Nasi, P. Fornasiero, M. Prato
Hydrogen evolution is among the most investigated catalytic processes given the importance of H2 from an industrial and an energy perspective.
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Integrated Microfluidic Chip with Nanobiosensor for Rapid and Label-free Detection of Specific Gene

RSC - Anal. Methods latest articles - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:31
Anal. Methods, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7AY00950J, PaperCongxiao Zhang, Xuefei Lv, Yasmeen Saeed, Hong Qing, Yulin Deng
The biomolecular detection technique is tending to develop in minimization, automatization, rapidity, sensitivity and low cost, which is urgently needed as "point of care test" or "rapid test" in clinical...
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