Pacifichem 2015: Materials & Nanoscience

Pacifichem 2015 will host a variety of “Materials & Nanoscience” sessions, covering topics such as self-assembly, materials synthesis, energy, membranes, magnetic materials, graphene, nanoparticles, spintronics, optoelectronics, bioinspired materials, electrochemistry, and much more. In the selection below, we have featured a few top articles from across the ACS Publications portfolio that relate to these exciting sessions. We hope that these picks will help to prepare and inspire readers as they head to engaging talks at the Pacifichem conference.

 

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Effect of Lanthanide Metal Complexation on the Properties and Electronic Structure of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films

Matthew L. Moser, Aron Pekker, Xiaojuan Tian, Elena Bekyarova, Mikhail E Itkis, and Robert C Haddon

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Article ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b00942

 

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Initial Cell Adhesion on Well-Defined Surface by Polymer Brush Layers with Varying Chemical Structures

Kazuhiko Ishihara, Tomomi Kitagawa, and Yuuki Inoue

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2015 1 (2), 103-109

DOI: 10.1021/ab500048w

 

ACS Central Science

Mesoporous TiO2 Mesocrystals: Remarkable Defects-Induced Crystallite-Interface Reactivity and Their in Situ Conversion to Single Crystals

Yong Liu, Yongfeng Luo, Ahmed A. Elzatahry, Wei Luo, Renchao Che, Jianwei Fan, Kun Lan, Abdullah M. Al-Enizi, Zhenkun Sun, Bin Li, Zhengwang Liu, Dengke Shen, Yun Ling, Chun Wang, Jingxiu Wang, Wenjun Gao, Chi Yao, Kaiping Yuan, Huisheng Peng, Yun Tang, Yonghui Deng, Gengfeng Zheng, Gang Zhou, and Dongyuan Zhao

ACS Central Science 2015 1 (7), 400-408

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.5b00256

 

Ultrahigh Surface Area Three-Dimensional Porous Graphitic Carbon from Conjugated Polymeric Molecular Framework

John W. F. To, Zheng Chen, Hongbin Yao, Jiajun He, Kwanpyo Kim, Ho-Hsiu Chou, Lijia Pan, Jennifer Wilcox, Yi Cui, and Zhenan Bao

ACS Central Science 2015 1 (2), 68-76

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.5b00149

 

ACS Combinatorial Science

Evaluation of the SO2 and NH3 Gas Adsorption Properties of CuO/ZnO/Mn3O4 and CuO/ZnO/NiO Ternary Impregnated Activated Carbon Using Combinatorial Materials Science Methods

Jennifer V. Romero, Jock W. H. Smith, Braden M. Sullivan, Landan Macdonald, Lisa M. Croll, and J. R. Dahn

ACS Combinatorial Science 2013 15 (2), 101-110

DOI: 10.1021/co3001132

 

ACS Macro Letters

Boronic Acid-Based Hydrogels Undergo Self-Healing at Neutral and Acidic pH

Christopher C. Deng, William L.A. Brooks, Khalil A. Abboud, and Brent S. Sumerlin

ACS Macro Letters 2015 4 (2), 220-224

DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00018

 

Recyclable l-Proline Functional Nanoreactors with Temperature-Tuned Activity Based on Core–Shell Nanogels

Annhelen Lu, Dafni Moatsou, Ian Hands-Portman, Deborah A. Longbottom, and Rachel K. O’Reilly

ACS Macro Letters 2014 3 (12), 1235-1239

DOI: 10.1021/mz500704y

 

ACS Nano

Artificial Micromotors in the Mouse’s Stomach: A Step toward in Vivo Use of Synthetic Motors

Wei Gao, Renfeng Dong, Soracha Thamphiwatana, Jinxing Li, Weiwei Gao, Liangfang Zhang, and Joseph Wang

ACS Nano 2015 9 (1), 117-123

DOI: 10.1021/nn507097k

 

Surface Interactions with Compartmentalized Cellular Phosphates Explain Rare Earth Oxide Nanoparticle Hazard and Provide Opportunities for Safer Design

Ruibin Li, Zhaoxia Ji, Chong Hyun Chang, Darren R. Dunphy, Xiaoming Cai, Huan Meng, Haiyuan Zhang, Bingbing Sun, Xiang Wang, Juyao Dong, Sijie Lin, Meiying Wang, Yu-Pei Liao, C. Jeffrey Brinker, Andre Nel, and Tian Xia

ACS Nano 2014 8 (2), 1771-1783

DOI: 10.1021/nn406166n

 

Bioconjugate Chemistry

Tuning Surface Charge and PEGylation of Biocompatible Polymers for Efficient Delivery of Nucleic Acid or Adenoviral Vector

Joung-Woo Choi, Jaesung Kim, Quang Nam Bui, Yi Li, Chae-Ok Yun, Doo Sung Lee, and Sung Wan Kim

Bioconjugate Chemistry 2015 26 (8), 1818-1829

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00357

 

Design and Synthesis of Amphiphilic and Luminescent Tris-Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes Containing Cationic Peptides as Inducers and Detectors of Cell Death via a Calcium-Dependent Pathway

Yosuke Hisamatsu, Ai Shibuya, Nozomi Suzuki, Toshihiro Suzuki, Ryo Abe, and Shin Aoki

Bioconjugate Chemistry 2015 26 (5), 857-879

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00095

 

Biomacromolecules

In Vitro Study of Electroactive Tetraaniline-Containing Thermosensitive Hydrogels for Cardiac Tissue Engineering

Haitao Cui, Yadong Liu, Yilong Cheng, Zhe Zhang, Peibiao Zhang, Xuesi Chen, and Yen Wei

Biomacromolecules 2014 15 (4), 1115-1123

DOI: 10.1021/bm4018963

 

Enzyme-Degradable Self-Assembled Nanostructures from Polymer–Peptide Hybrids

Daniel Bacinello, Elisabeth Garanger, Daniel Taton, Kam Chiu Tam, and Sébastien Lecommandoux

Biomacromolecules 2014 15 (5), 1882-1888

DOI: 10.1021/bm500296n

 

Chemical Research in Toxicology

Culture Medium-Associated Physicochemical Insights on the Cytotoxicity of Carbon Nanomaterials

Huating Kong, Lihua Wang, Ying Zhu, Qing Huang, and Chunhai Fan

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2015 28 (3), 290-295

DOI: 10.1021/tx500477y

 

Heme-Regulated eIF2α Kinase Plays a Crucial Role in Protecting Erythroid Cells against Pb-Induced Hemolytic Stress

Xiaoyan Wang, Lixin Wang, and Sijin Liu

Chemical Research in Toxicology 2015 28 (3), 460-469

DOI: 10.1021/tx500422q

 

Chemistry of Materials

NMR Techniques for Noble Metal Nanoparticles

Lauren E. Marbella and Jill E. Millstone

Chemistry of Materials 2015 27 (8), 2721-2739

DOI: 10.1021/cm504809c

 

The Rise of Organic Bioelectronics

Jonathan Rivnay, Róisín M. Owens, and George G. Malliaras

Chemistry of Materials 2014 26 (1), 679-685

DOI: 10.1021/cm4022003

 

Crystal Growth & Design

4,6-Connected fsb Topology Networks Obtained through Two-Step Crystal Engineering of Decorated Trigonal Prismatic Nodes

Alexander Schoedel, Michael Jaquier, Wesley Boyette, Lukasz Wojtas, Mohamed Eddaoudi, and Michael J. Zaworotko

Crystal Growth & Design 2014 14 (5), 2115-2117

DOI: 10.1021/cg500205f

 

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Mass Transport in Hybrid PTMSP/Silica Membranes

Michele Galizia, Maria Grazia De Angelis, Massimo Messori, and Giulio C. Sarti

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2014 53 (22), 9243-9255

DOI: 10.1021/ie4035225

 

Computational Screening of Metal Catecholates for Ammonia Capture in Metal–Organic Frameworks

Ki Chul Kim, Peyman Z. Moghadam, David Fairen-Jimenez, and Randall Q. Snurr

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2015 54 (13), 3257-3267

DOI: 10.1021/ie504945w

 

Inorganic Chemistry

Crystal Growth of Four Oxovanadium(IV) Tartrates Prepared via a Mild Two-Step Hydrothermal Method: Observation of Spin-Dimer Behavior and Second Harmonic Generation

Anthony J. Cortese, Branford Wilkins, Mark D. Smith, Jeongho Yeon, Gregory Morrison, T. Thao Tran, P. Shiv Halasyamani, and Hans-Conrad zur Loye

Inorganic Chemistry 2015 54 (8), 4011-4020

DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b00275

 

A Route to Metal-Organic Frameworks through Framework Templating

Zhangwen Wei, Weigang Lu, Hai-Long Jiang, and Hong-Cai Zhou

Inorganic Chemistry 2013 52 (3), 1164-1166

DOI: 10.1021/ic3019937

 

Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data

Measurement of High-Pressure Densities and Atmospheric Viscosities of Ionic Liquids: 1-Hexyl-3-methylimidazolium Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide and 1-Hexyl-3-methylimidazolium Chloride

Masayuki Iguchi, Yuya Hiraga, Yoshiyuki Sato, Taku Michael Aida, Masaru Watanabe, and Richard L. Smith, Jr.

Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 2014 59 (3), 709-717

DOI: 10.1021/je4007844

 

The Journal of Organic Chemistry

Soluble Diazaiptycenes: Materials for Solution-Processed Organic Electronics

Philipp Biegger, Sebastian Stolz, Sebastian N. Intorp, Yexiang Zhang, Jens U. Engelhart, Frank Rominger, Kenneth I. Hardcastle, Uli Lemmer, Xuhong Qian, Manuel Hamburger, and U. H. F. Bunz

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (1), 582-589

DOI: 10.1021/jo502564w

 

High-Spin Organic Molecules

Nolan M. Gallagher, Arnon Olankitwanit, and Andrzej Rajca

The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2015 80 (3), 1291-1298

DOI: 10.1021/jo502505r

 

Langmuir

Multicore Iron Oxide Mesocrystals Stabilized by a Poly(phenylenepyridyl) Dendron and Dendrimer: Role of the Dendron/Dendrimer Self-Assembly

David Gene Morgan, Bethany S. Boris, Nina V. Kuchkina, Ekaterina Yu. Yuzik-Klimova, Svetlana A. Sorokina, Barry D. Stein, Dmitri I. Svergun, Alessandro Spilotros, Athanasia Kostopoulou, Alexandros Lappas, Zinaida B. Shifrina, and Lyudmila M. Bronstein

Langmuir 2014 30 (28), 8543-8550

DOI: 10.1021/la502409r

 

Macromolecules

Reinforcement of Optically Healable Supramolecular Polymers with Cellulose Nanocrystals

Souleymane Coulibaly, Anita Roulin, Sandor Balog, Mahesh V. Biyani, E. Johan Foster, Stuart J. Rowan, Gina L. Fiore, and Christoph Weder

Macromolecules 2014 47 (1), 152-160

DOI: 10.1021/ma402143c

 

The Copolymer Blending Method: A New Approach for Targeted Assembly of Micellar Nanoparticles

Daniel B. Wright, Joseph P. Patterson, Anaïs Pitto-Barry, Annhelen Lu, Nigel Kirby, Nathan C. Gianneschi, Christophe Chassenieux, Olivier Colombani, and Rachel K. O’Reilly

Macromolecules 2015 48 (18), 6516-6522

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01426

 

Molecular Pharmaceutics

Charge-Conversional PEG-Polypeptide Polyionic Complex Nanoparticles from Simple Blending of a Pair of Oppositely Charged Block Copolymers as an Intelligent Vehicle for Efficient Antitumor Drug Delivery

Shixian Lv, Wantong Song, Zhaohui Tang, Mingqiang Li, Haiyang Yu, Hua Hong, and Xuesi Chen

Molecular Pharmaceutics 2014 11 (5), 1562-1574

DOI: 10.1021/mp4007387

 

Nano Letters

Solution-Processed Dielectrics Based on Thickness-Sorted Two-Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanosheets

Jian Zhu, Joohoon Kang, Junmo Kang, Deep Jariwala, Joshua D. Wood, Jung-Woo T. Seo, Kan-Sheng Chen, Tobin J. Marks, and Mark C. Hersam

Nano Letters 2015 15 (10), 7029-7036

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b03075

 

3D Printed Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes

Yong Lin Kong, Ian A. Tamargo, Hyoungsoo Kim, Blake N. Johnson, Maneesh K. Gupta, Tae-Wook Koh, Huai-An Chin, Daniel A. Steingart, Barry P. Rand, and Michael C. McAlpine

Nano Letters 2014 14 (12), 7017-7023

DOI: 10.1021/nl5033292

 

Organometallics

CCC–Pincer–NHC Osmium Complexes: New Types of Blue-Green Emissive Neutral Compounds for Organic Light-Emitting Devices (OLEDs)

Roberto G. Alabau, Beatriz Eguillor, Jim Esler, Miguel A. Esteruelas, Montserrat Oliván, Enrique Oñate, Jui-Yi Tsai, and Chuanjun Xia

Organometallics 2014 33 (19), 5582-5596

DOI: 10.1021/om500905t

 

Highly Quantum Efficient Phosphorescent Sky Blue Emitters Based on Diastereomeric Iridium(III) Complexes of Atropisomeric 5-Aryl-4H-1,2,4-triazole Ligands

Jerald Feldman, Giang D. Vo, Charles D. McLaren, Troy C. Gehret, Kyung-Ho Park, Jeffrey S. Meth, Will J. Marshall, Joseph Buriak, Lois M. Bryman, Kerwin D. Dobbs, Thomas H. Scholz, and Steve G. Zane

Organometallics 2015 34 (15), 3665-3669

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00198

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