Production of valuable chemicals from glycerol using carbon fiber catalysts derived from ethylene

Sci Rep. 2021 Oct 12;11(1):20251. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-99210-2. ABSTRACT Ethylene was thermocatalytically transformed into carbon products via a CCVD process. The filamentous carbon obtained was further modified with concentrated sulfuric acid… Read more

Awn Stem-Derived High-Activity Free-Metal Porous Carbon for Oxidation Reduction

Molecules. 2021 Oct 8;26(19):6071. doi: 10.3390/molecules26196071. ABSTRACT Designing oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalysts with excellent performance has far-reaching significance. In this work, a high-activity biomass free-metal carbon catalyst with N… Read more

Development of Amino Acids Functionalized SBA-15 for the Improvement of Protein Adsorption

Molecules. 2021 Oct 8;26(19):6085. doi: 10.3390/molecules26196085. ABSTRACT Ordered mesoporous materials and their modification with multiple functional groups are of wide scientific interest for many applications involving interaction with biological systems… Read more

Efficient synthesis of primary and secondary amides via reacting esters with alkali metal amidoboranes

Nat Commun. 2021 Oct 13;12(1):5964. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25836-5. ABSTRACT Amides are one of the most important organic compounds that are widely applied in medicine, biochemistry, and materials science. To find an… Read more

Advancements in cathode catalyst and cathode layer design for proton exchange membrane fuel cells

Nat Commun. 2021 Oct 13;12(1):5984. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25911-x. ABSTRACT Proton exchange membrane fuel cells have been recently developed at an increasing pace as clean energy conversion devices for stationary and transport… Read more

Catalytically active gold clusters with atomic precision for noninvasive early intervention of neurotrauma

J Nanobiotechnology. 2021 Oct 13;19(1):319. doi: 10.1186/s12951-021-01071-4. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Neurotrauma is a worldwide public health problem which can be divided into primary and secondary damge. The primary damge is caused… Read more

Direct C(sp3)-H allylation of 2-alkylpyridines with Morita-Baylis-Hillman carbonates via a tandem nucleophilic substitution/aza-Cope rearrangement

Beilstein J Org Chem. 2021 Oct 1;17:2505-2510. doi: 10.3762/bjoc.17.167. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT A base- and catalyst-free C(sp3)-H allylic alkylation of 2-alkylpyridines with Morita-Baylis-Hillman (MBH) carbonates is described. A plausible mechanism… Read more

A self-healing catalyst for electrocatalytic and photoelectrochemical oxygen evolution in highly alkaline conditions

Nat Commun. 2021 Oct 13;12(1):5980. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26281-0. ABSTRACT While self-healing is considered a promising strategy to achieve long-term stability for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts, this strategy remains a challenge… Read more

Novel magnetic organic-inorganic hybrids based on aromatic polyamides and ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles with biological activity

Sci Rep. 2021 Oct 13;11(1):20310. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-99842-4. ABSTRACT Magnetic nanoparticles were creatively selected as stable, inexpensive, biodegradable, facile recoverable, and functionalizable supports for a variety of synthetic and natural polymers.… Read more

Ultrasound-mediated radical cascade reactions: Fast synthesis of functionalized indolines from 2-(((N-aryl)amino)methyl)acrylates

Ultrason Sonochem. 2021 Oct 7;79:105778. doi: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2021.105778. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Novel functionalized indolines were synthesized from 2-(((N-aryl)amino)methyl)acrylates and formamides under ultrasonic irradiation for the first time. Aiming to… Read more