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Multicellular tumor spheroids: a relevant 3D model for in vitro preclinical investigation of polymer nanomedicines

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:21
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00559H, Review ArticleGianpiero Lazzari, Patrick Couvreur, Simona Mura
Application of nanotechnology to medicine, usually termed as nanomedicine, has given a crucial impulse to the design of various drug-loaded nanocarriers driven by the idea to overcome the limits associated...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Amphipathic Metal-Containing Macromolecules with Photothermal Properties

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:21
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00641A, CommunicationXumin He, Xiehua He, Shenyan Li, Kaiyue Zhuo, Weixiang Qin, Shuyu Dong, Jiangxi Chen, Lei Ren, Gang Liu, Haiping Xia
Metal-containing macromolecules with extraordinary properties have attracted great interest in the development of functional materials. Here, we report the synthesis of novel amphipathic metal-containing macromolecules by the click reaction of...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Thermal, structural and degradation properties of an aromatic-aliphatic polyester built through ring-opening polymerisation

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:21
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00695K, PaperErlantz Lizundia, Vishalkumar A. Makwana, Aitor Larranaga, Jose Luis Vilas, Michael Patrick Shaver
The novel biodegradable aromatic-aliphatic polyester, poly(2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)benzoate, was explored through thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, dynamic mechanical analysis and comparative bio and catalysed degradation. The polyester is a product of ring opening...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Self-assembly of poly(vinylidene fluoride)-block-poly(2-(dimethylamino)ethylmethacrylate) block copolymers prepared by CuAAC click coupling

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:21
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00346C, PaperMarc Guerre, Mona Semsarilar, Cedric Totee, Bruno Ameduri, Vincent Ladmiral
Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) is a very important fluoropolymers which possesses remarkable physico-chemical properties such as high thermal and chemical resistances as well as ferroelectricity for example. So far,only Iodine Transfer...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Looped flow RAFT polymerization for multiblock copolymer synthesis

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:21
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00630F, CommunicationAgnes Kuroki, Ivan Martinez-Botella, Christian Hornung, Liam Martin, Elizabeth Georgina Lucy Williams, Katherine Locock, Matthias Hartlieb, Sebastien Perrier
A looped flow process was designed for the synthesis of well-defined multiblock copolymers using Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) polymerization. The reaction conditions were optimized to reach high conversions whilst...
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Naphthodipyrrolidone (NDP) Based Conjugated Polymers with High Electron Mobility and Ambipolar Transport Properties

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:21
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00616K, CommunicationHaichang Zhang, Shuo Zhang, Yifan Mao, Kewei Liu, Yu-Ming Chen, Zhang Jiang, Joseph Strzalka, Wenjun Yang, Chien-Lung Wang, Yu Zhu
Two novel donor-acceptor [small pi]-conjugated polymers based on naphthodipyrrolidone (NDP) were synthesized and characterized. The polymers possess low band gaps and suitable molecular orbital levels as ambipolar semiconductors. The thin film...
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Silica/methacrylate class II hybrid: Telomerisation vs. RAFT polymerisation

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:21
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00516D, PaperAnthony L. B. Macon, Toshihiro Kasuga, C. Remzi Becer, Julian R Jones
Inorganic-organic co-networks prepared by the sol-gel method are a promising class of materials due to their unique physical and biological properties, especially when covalent bonds are formed between the networks....
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Categories: Polymer Science News

Selective Solvent-Induced Reconstruction in Confined Space: One-Dimensional Mesoporous Block Copolymer Structures in Cylindrical Nanopores

RSC - Polym. Chem. latest articles - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:21
Polym. Chem., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00579B, CommunicationChun-Wei Chang, Mu-Huan Chi, Hao-Wen Ko, Chien-Wei Chu, Zhi-Xuan Fang, Yi-Hsuan Tu, Jiun-Tai Chen
We investigate the formation of polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) (PS-b-PMMA) nanostructures confined in cylindrical nanopores via a novel selective solvent-induced reconstruction process. The key factors on the morphologies of the nanostructures are...
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Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) announces name change to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE)

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:27
New name reflects expansion of programs beyond wind energy to advance women across the renewable energy spectrum
Categories: Green Technology News

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes Assembly

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:06
Bill to Incentivize Solar Energy to Reduce Natural Gas Use Advances to Senate
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Solar Industry Applauds Gov. Dayton’s Veto, Urges Him to Keep Anti-Consumer Provisions Out of Final Bill

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:49
As budget negotiations continue today, Sean Gallagher, the Solar Energy Industries Association’s vice president of state affairs, offered the following statement:
Categories: Green Technology News

AltEnergyMag.com Talks Intersolar with Enphase Energy

Enphase will be showcasing its Home Energy System including its M-Series Micro inverters, the Envoy S metered gateway and its modular designed AC Battery storage system, complete with a demonstration of the Enlighten monitoring software.
Categories: Green Technology News

National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:02
In their transmittal letter, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expressed “disappointment” that they had received no response to their call for an open, transparent process with stakeholder input to inform the 60-day study by the Department of Energy (DOE), which Perry called for in an April 14 memo.
Categories: Green Technology News

Growth Prospects for U.S. Alternative Energy Are Strong, LeClairRyan’s Roy M. Palk Says

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:01
Powerful market forces support the further adoption of solar, wind, biogas and more, says veteran energy attorney in interview with online magazine focused on alternative energy.
Categories: Green Technology News

THE CORNERSTONE OF MODERN ENERGY SUPPLY

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:00
Large-scale storage systems at ees Europe 2017
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CESA Guide Outlines Strategies to Bring the Benefits of Solar to Low-Income Households

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:58
The Clean Energy States Alliance publishes recommendations for government agencies and policymakers for designing low-income solar programs.
Categories: Green Technology News

Natural Power expands due diligence team in North America

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:58
Dr Christine Bordonaro has been appointed to the role of Principal Engineer on the due diligence team at Natural Power in North America and will be supporting the due diligence activities for both wind and solar.
Categories: Green Technology News

A better way of converting coffee waste to biofuel?

Ben Coxworth for New Atlas: Scientists have developed a simpler new process for converting coffee grounds to biofuel.
Categories: Green Technology News

Arctech Solar Drafts the 1st Solar Tracker Safety Standard for the IEC TC82 WG7 Meeting

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 09:24
As a producer and advocate of safety standards for solar trackers, Arctech Solar introduced the tracker safety standards in detail during the meeting, answering all queries from the present and online experts.
Categories: Green Technology News

China and India overtake US at top of renewable energy attractiveness index

Alternative Energy - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 09:20
- Policy shift and Clean Power Plan review sees US fall to third in ranking - China moves to top of index with US$363b investment in renewables - Kazakhstan, Panama and Dominican Republic new entrants to index
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