Author: Shannon Morey

A New Way to Make Polymers Click

Title: Additive-Free Clicking for Polymer Functionalization and Coupling by Tetrazine–Norbornene Chemistry Authors: Claire F. Hansell†, Pieter Espeel‡, Milan M. Stamenovi‡, Ian A. Barker†, Andrew P. Dove†, Filip E. Du Prez‡, and Rachel K. O’Reilly† Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: †Department of Chemistry, University of…

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New Hydrogels from Peptide Sequences Found in Nature

Title: Supramolecular hydrogels based on the epitope of potassium ion channels Authors: Yi Kuang, Yuan Gao, Junfeng Shi, Hsin-Chieh Lin and Bing Xu Journal: Chemical Communications Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University Supramolecular hydrogels are a growing field of research due to their biocompatibility and the…

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Putting the Heat on Hydrogels

Title: Controllable heterogeneity in a supramolecular hydrogel Authors: Atsuomi Shundo*a, Keiko Mizuguchib, Misao Miyamotocd, Masahiro Gotoae and Keiji Tanaka*abe Journal: Chemical Communications Affiliation: aDepartment of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu University; bDepartment of Automotive Science, Kyushu University; cNissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.; dArt, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Kyushu University; eCenter for…

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Ethane to Ethylene

Title: Room Temperature Dehydrogenation of Ethane to Ethylene Authors: Vincent N. Cavaliere, Marco G. Crestani, Balazs Pinter, Maren Pink, Chun-Hsing Chen, Mu-Hyun Baik, and Daniel J. Mindiola Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Structure Center, Indiana University Chemists are…

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Drug Delivery via Hydrogels

Title: Self-assembling peptide–polysaccharide hybrid hydrogel as a potential carrier for drug delivery Authors: Renliang Huang, Wei Qi, Libin Feng, Rongxin Su and Zhimin He Journal: Soft Matter Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University Hydrogels are big networks…

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Stretchable Magnetoelectronics

Title: Stretchable Magnetoelectronics Journal: Nano Letters Authors:  Michael Melzer†, Denys Makarov*†, Alfredo Calvimontes‡, Daniil Karnaushenko†, Stefan Baunack†, Rainer Kaltofen†, Yongfeng Mei§, and Oliver G. Schmidt*† Affiliation: † Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden, ‡ Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, § Department of Materials Science, Fudan University,  Material Systems…

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Gold Nanorods for Therapeutics

Title:  Light Interactions with Gold Nanorods and Cells: Implications for Photothermal Nanotherapeutics Journal: Nano Letters Authors: Constantin Ungureanu†, Rene Kroes†, Wilma Petersen†, Tom A. M. Groothuis‡, Felicia Ungureanu‡, Hans Janssen§, Fijs W. B. van Leeuwen, Rob P. H. Kooyman‡, Srirang Manohar†, and Ton G. van Leeuwen†…

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Women and Named Reactions

Title: Critical Perspective: Named Reactions Discovered and Developed by Women Journal: Accounts of Chemical Research Authors: Julie A. Olson and Kevin M. Shea Affiliation: Smith College This post is a bit different than our other posts in that it is not a direct summary of a…

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Changing Color with the Application of Charge

Title: Layer-by-Layer Assembled Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Electrochromic Devices Journal: Chemistry of Materials Authors: Chien A. Nguyan,† Avni A. Argun, Paula T. Hammond, Xuehong Lu,†‡ and Poo See Lee†‡§ Affiliation: †Temasek Laboratories, Nanyang Technological University; ‡School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University; §Department of Chemical…

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New Organic Dye for Solar Cells

Title: An Organic D-π-A Dye for Record Efficiency Solid-State Sensitized Heterojunction Solar Cells Authors: Ning Cai§, Soo-Jin Moon‡, Le Cevey-Ha‡, Thomas Moehl‡, Robin Humphry-Baker‡, Peng Wang†, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin‡, and Michael Gratzel‡ Affiliation: †State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese…

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Graphite nanofibers as support for fuel cell catalyst

Title: Surface-reconstructed graphite nanofibers as a support for cathode catalysts of fuel cells Journal: Chemical Communications, 2011, ASAP Authors: Lin Gana,b, Hongda Dua, Baohua Lia, and Feiyu Kanga,b Affiliation: aInstitute of Advanced Materials, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University; bLaboratory of Advanced Materials, Department of Materials…

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MRI agent for imaging myelin

Title: A Myelin-Specific Contrast Agent for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Myelination Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Authors: Luca Frullano*, Changning Wang*, Robert H. Miller**, and Yanming Wang* Affiliation: *Division of Radiopharmaceutical Science, Case Center for Imaging Research, Department of Radiology, and **Department of Neuroscience,…

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DNA film with light switching capabilities

Title: Preparation of [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)]2+-Intercalated DNA Cast Films Using a Self-Standing Method and Its Luminescence Tuning by Cu2+ Ions and EDTA Journal: Inorganic Chemistry Authors: Miojing Chen,* Hong Li,* Jiangyan Shao,* Yan Huang,* and Zheng Xu** Affiliation: *Key Lab of Technology on Electrochemical Energy Storage and Power…

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Anti-cancer nanomaterials

Title:  Photothermally Enhanced Drug Delivery by Ultrasmall Multifunctional FeCo Journal:  ACS Nano Authors:  Sarah P. Sherlock, Scott M. Tabakman, Liming Xie, and Hongjie Dai Affiliation:  Stanford University, Department of Chemistry Nanomaterials have a wide variety of uses and we have just begun to discover their capabilities.  They…

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