Electrocatalytically Active Graphene–Porphyrin MOF Composite for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
Inorganic / Materials / Nanotechnology

Electrocatalytically Active Graphene–Porphyrin MOF Composite for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Title:  Electrocatalytically Active Graphene–Porphyrin MOF Composite for Oxygen Reduction Reaction DOI:  10.1021/ja211433h Author:  Maryam Jahan, Qiaoliang Bao, and Kian Ping Loh Journal:  Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation:  Graphene Research Centre, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore Take-home Importance According to the Authors: By reacting the pyridine-functionalized graphene with iron–porphyrin, a graphene–metalloporphyrin MOF with enhanced catalytic activity for … Continue reading

Controlling Nanoscale Architecture – Stepping Towards Synthetic Light Harvesting Complexes
General Interest / Nanotechnology / Physical

Controlling Nanoscale Architecture – Stepping Towards Synthetic Light Harvesting Complexes

Title: Anisotropic Organization and Microscopic Manipulation of Self-Assembling Synthetic Porphyrin Microrods That Mimic Chlorosomes: Bacterial Light-Harvesting Systems     Journal of the American Chemical Society Authors: Chappaz-Gillot, C., Marek, P. L., Blaive, B. J., Canard, G., Bürck, J., Garab, G., Hahn, H., Jávorfi, T., Kelemen, L., Krupke, R., Mössinger, D., Ormos, P., Reddy, C. M., Roussel, C., Steinbach, G., Szabó, … Continue reading

General Interest / Materials / Nanotechnology

Continuous in situ generation and reaction of phosgene in a microflow system

Title:  Continuous in situ generation and reaction of phosgene in a microflow system Authors:  Shinichiro Fuse, Nobutake Tanabe, and Takashi Takahashi* Journal:  Chemical Communications Affiliation:  Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. Take-Home Importance according to the Authors:  Continuous in situ generation of phosgene and its use in acid chloride formation in … Continue reading

Inorganic / Nanotechnology / Physical

Molecular-scale versions of diodes invert “normal” diode behavior

Article Title: Inverse Rectification in Donor-Acceptor Molecular Heterojunctions Authors:  Shannon K. Yee, Jibin Sun, Pierre Darancet, T. Don Tilley, Arun Majumdar, Jeffrey B. Neaton,  and Rachel A. Segalman Journal: ACS Nano Affiliation: University of California- Berkeley: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry. Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. U.S. … Continue reading

Materials / Nanotechnology / Physical

Tiny stamps make patterns with different energy levels for LEDs

Title: Spatially Modulating Interfacial Properties of Transparent Conductive Oxides: Patterning Work Function with Phosphonic Acid Self-Assembled Monolayers Authors: Kristina M. Knesting , Peter J. Hotchkiss , Bradley A. MacLeod , Seth R. Marder , and David S. Ginger Journal: Advanced Materials Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, and School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics, Georgia … Continue reading

Inorganic / Nanotechnology / Physical

Surface science and electrical properties from a nice, short “reporter” molecule on the surface of a nanocrystal

Title: Thiocyanate-Capped Nanocrystal Colloids: Vibrational Reporter of Surface Chemistry and Solution-Based Route to Enhanced Coupling in Nanocrystal Solids Authors:  Aaron T. Fafarman, Weon-kyu Koh, Benjamin T. Diroll, David K. Kim, Dong-Kyun Ko, Soong Ju Oh, Xingchen Ye, Vicky Doan-Nguyen, Michael R. Crump, Danielle C. Reifsnyder, Christopher B. Murray, and Cherie R. Kagan Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: … Continue reading