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The molecular structural features controlling stickiness in cooked rice, a major palatability determinant


Hongyan Li, Melissa A. Fitzgerald, Sangeeta Prakash et al.


The stickiness of cooked rice is important for eating quality and consumer acceptance. The first molecular understanding of stickiness is obtained from leaching and molecular …


Facile approach to fabricate waterborne polyaniline nanocomposites with environmental benignity and high physical properties


Haihua Wang, Huan Wen, Bin Hu et al.


Waterborne polyaniline (PANI) dispersion has got extensive attention due to its environmental friendliness and good processability, whereas the storage stability and mechanical …


Cargo self-assembly rescues affinity of cell-penetrating peptides to lipid membranes


Andreas Weinberger, Vivien Walter, Sarah R. MacEwan et al.


Although cationic cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) are able to bind to cell membranes, thus promoting cell internalization by active pathways, attachment of cargo molecules to …


Formation mechanisms of Fe3−xSnxO4 by a chemical vapor transport (CVT) process


Zijian Su, Yuanbo Zhang, Bingbing Liu et al.


Our former study reported that Fe-Sn spinel (Fe3−xSnxO4) was easily formed when SnO2 and Fe3O4 were roasted under CO-CO2 atmosphere at 900–1100 °C. However, the formation …


SWCNT Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production from Water upon Photoexcitation of (8, 3) SWCNT at 680-nm Light


Noritake Murakami, Yuto Tango, Hideaki Miyake et al.


Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are potentially strong optical absorbers with tunable absorption bands depending on their chiral indices (n, m). Their application for …


A Bayesian Target Predictor Method based on Molecular Pairing Energies estimation


Antoni Oliver, Vincent Canals, Josep L. Rosselló


Virtual screening (VS) is applied in the early drug discovery phases for the quick inspection of huge molecular databases to identify those compounds that most likely bind to a …


Polarization-controlled optimal scatter suppression in transient absorption spectroscopy


Pavel Malý, Janneke Ravensbergen, John T. M. Kennis et al.


Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy is a powerful technique to study fast photo-induced processes, such as electron, proton and energy transfer, isomerization and …


Single-Molecule Counting of Point Mutations by Transient DNA Binding


Xin Su, Lidan Li, Shanshan Wang et al.


High-confidence detection of point mutations is important for disease diagnosis and clinical practice. Hybridization probes are extensively used, but are hindered by their poor …


A Cobalt Supramolecular Triple-Stranded Helicate-based Discrete Molecular Cage


Hien Duy Mai, Philjae Kang, Jin Kyung Kim et al.


We report a strategy to achieve a discrete cage molecule featuring a high level of structural hierarchy through a multiple-assembly process. A cobalt (Co) supramolecular …


Formation and evolution of orientation-specific CO2 chains on nonpolar ZnO(10͞10) surfaces


Yunjun Cao, Min Yu, Shandong Qi et al.


Clarifying the fundamental adsorption and diffusion process of CO2 on single crystal ZnO surfaces is critical in understanding CO2 activation and transformation over ZnO-based …


In-situ preparation of hierarchical flower-like TiO2/carbon nanostructures as fillers for polymer composites with enhanced dielectric properties


Nuoxin Xu, Qilong Zhang, Hui Yang et al.


Novel three-dimensional hierarchical flower-like TiO2/carbon (TiO2/C) nanostructures were in-situ synthesized via a solvothermal method involving calcination of organic precursor …


Study on the noncoincidence effect phenomenon using matrix isolated Raman spectra and the proposed structural organization model of acetone in condense phase


Wenwen Xu, Fengqi Wu, Yanying Zhao et al.


The isotropic and anisotropic Raman spectra of acetone and deuterated acetone isolated in an argon matrix have been recorded for the understanding of noncoincidence effect (NCE) …


Vlasouliolides A-D, four rare C17/C15 sesquiterpene lactone dimers with potential anti-inflammatory activity from Vladimiria souliei


Li-Ping Chen, Guo-Zhen Wu, Jian-Ping Zhang et al.


Vlasouliolides A-D (14), four rare sesquiterpene lactone dimers, were isolated from Vladimiria souliei. The common structural characteristic of 14 is the C32 skeleton …


Copper-catalyzed Direct 2-Arylation of Benzoxazoles and Benzoimidazoles with Aryl Bromides and Cytotoxicity of Products


Nan-Nan Jia, Xin-Chuan Tian, Xiao-Xia Qu et al.


An efficient copper-catalyzed direct 2-arylation of benzoxazoles and benzoimidazoles with aryl bromides is presented. The CuI/PPh3-based catalyst promotes the installation of …


Towards an accurate description of perovskite ferroelectrics: exchange and correlation effects


Simuck F. Yuk, Krishna Chaitanya Pitike, Serge M. Nakhmanson et al.


Using the van der Waals density functional with C09 exchange (vdW-DF-C09), which has been applied to describing a wide range of dispersion-bound systems, we explore the physical …


Protein-ligand binding affinity determination by the waterLOGSY method: An optimised approach considering ligand rebinding


Renjie Huang, Arnaud Bonnichon, Timothy D. W. Claridge et al.


WaterLOGSY is a popular ligand-observed NMR technique to screen for protein-ligand interactions, yet when applied to measure dissociation constants (KD) through ligand titration, …


Tuning coercive force by adjusting electric potential in solution processed Co/Pt(111) and the mechanism involved


Cheng-Hsun-Tony Chang, Wei-Hsu Kuo, Yu-Chieh Chang et al.


A combination of a solution process and the control of the electric potential for magnetism represents a new approach to operating spintronic devices with a highly controlled …


Coexistence of spin ordering on ladders and spin dimer formation in a new-structure-type compound Sr2Co3S2O3


Kwing To Lai, Martin Valldor


We report on the syntheses and characterizations of single crystalline and polycrystalline Sr2Co3S2O3 with a novel crystal structure type. It contains Co–O 2-leg rectangular …


A Peptide Amphiphile Organogelator of Polar Organic Solvents


Charlotte K. Rouse, Adam D. Martin, Christopher J. Easton et al.


A peptide amphiphile is reported, that gelates a range of polar organic solvents including acetonitrile/water, N,N-dimethylformamide and acetone, in a process dictated by β-sheet …


Phthalocyanine Doped Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Platform for the detection of Dopamine


Ntsoaki G. Mphuthi, Abolanle S. Adekunle, Omolola E. Fayemi et al.


The electrocatalytic properties of metal oxides (MO = Fe3O4, ZnO) nanoparticles doped phthalocyanine (Pc) and functionalized MWCNTs, decorated on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) …


Holophyllane A: A Triterpenoid Possessing an Unprecedented B-nor-3,4-seco-17,14-friedo-lanostane Architecture from Abies holophylla


Chung Sub Kim, Joonseok Oh, Lalita Subedi et al.


A novel triterpenoid, holophyllane A (1), featuring a B-nor-3,4-seco-17,14-friedo-lanostane, along with its putative precursor, compound 2 were isolated from the methanol extract …


A high-performance liquid chromatography-electronic circular dichroism online method for assessing the absolute enantiomeric excess and conversion ratio of asymmetric reactions


Xiang Zhang, Mingchao Wang, Li Li et al.


Asymmetric reactions often need to be evaluated during the synthesis of chiral compounds. However, traditional evaluation methods require the isolation of the individual …


Double-bond-containing polyallene-based triblock copolymers via phenoxyallene and (meth)acrylate


Aishun Ding, Guolin Lu, Hao Guo et al.


A series of ABA triblock copolymers, consisting of double-bond-containing poly(phenoxyallene) (PPOA), poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), or poly(butyl acrylate) (PBA) segments, …


3D Flower-like β-MnO2/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites for Catalytic Ozonation of Dichloroacetic Acid


Gang Li, Kezheng Li, Aijuan Liu et al.


Considering the potential use of manganese oxide based nanocomposite in catalytic ozonation of water contaminant, we report unique three-dimensional (3D) nanoarchitectures …

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