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Materials and Polymers

This section publishes articles in all areas of materials and polymer chemistry including properties, applications and development of materials and polymers, nanotechnology, liquid crystals, and surfaces and interfaces.

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  1. Content type: Research Article

    Although poly(N-acyl dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]pyrrole)s have attracted great attention as a new class of conducting polymers with highly stabilized energy levels, hyperbranched polymers based on this monomer type ...

    Authors: Tam Huu Nguyen, Thu Anh Nguyen, Hoan Minh Tran, Le-Thu T. Nguyen, Anh Tuan Luu, Jun Young Lee and Ha Tran Nguyen

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:135

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  2. Content type: Review

    Gadolinium (Gd)-based contrasts remain one of the most accepted contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging, which is among the world most recognized noninvasive techniques employed in clinical diagnosis of...

    Authors: Muhammad Sani Usman, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Sharida Fakurazi and Fathinul Fikri Ahmad Saad

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:47

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Superabsorbent hydrogels show a large potential in a wide array of applications due to their unique properties. Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is a commercially available water-soluble cellulose derivative of ma...

    Authors: Tamás Fekete, Judit Borsa, Erzsébet Takács and László Wojnárovits

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:46

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to enhance the solubility, dissolution properties, and skin-whitening ability of ferulic acid (FA) by preparing a ferulic acid–phospholipid complex (FA–PC). The properties and melanogenesis inhibition...

    Authors: Li Li, Yanhong Liu, Yan Xue, Jun Zhu, Xiaoyue Wang and Yinmao Dong

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:26

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In this paper, we demonstrate the preparation of silibinin-loaded carbon nanotubes (SWSB) with surface coating agents via non-covalent approach as an effective drug delivery system. The resulting surface-coate...

    Authors: Julia Meihua Tan, Govindarajan Karthivashan, Shafinaz Abd Gani, Sharida Fakurazi and Mohd Zobir Hussein

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:81

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Drug delivery directly to the colon is a very useful approach for treating localised colonic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. The use of disulphide cross-li...

    Authors: YongKhee Lau and Vuanghao Lim

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:77

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Samples of layered double hydroxides were prepared by a sol–gel procedure. Quinolinate Al(C9H6NO)3 units were added during the synthesis, leading to composite quinolinate hydrotalcite-like compounds. The amount o...

    Authors: Eloisa Ríos, Magali Hernández, Ilich A. Ibarra, Ariel Guzmán and Enrique Lima

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:68

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  8. Content type: Mini review

    A critical appraisal of the current strategies for the synthesis of enantiopure drugs is presented, along with a systematic background for the computational design of stereoselective porous polymers. These mat...

    Authors: Tessa Jalink, Tom Farrand and Carmelo Herdes

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:66

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Currently, there is an increased scientific interest to discover plant based drug formulations with improved therapeutic potential. Among the cornucopia of traditional medicinal plants, Curcuma longa rhizomes hav...

    Authors: Ajona Megalathan, Sajeewani Kumarage, Ayomi Dilhari, Manjula M. Weerasekera, Siromi Samarasinghe and Nilwala Kottegoda

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:35

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Recent efforts in the field of mesoscale effects on the structure and properties of thin polymer films call to revival interest in conformational structure and defects of a polymer backbone which has a crucial...

    Authors: Barbora Hanulikova, Ivo Kuritka and Pavel Urbanek

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:28

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Chitosan and Alginate were used as biopolymers to prepare membranes for protein adsorption. The network requires a cross-linker able to form bridges between polymeric chains. Viscopearl-mini® (VM) was used as a s...

    Authors: Dennise A. Murguía-Flores, Jaime Bonilla-Ríos, Martha R. Canales-Fiscal and Antonio Sánchez-Fernández

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:26

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The defect structure of organic materials is important as it plays a major role in their crystal growth properties. It also can play a subcritical role in “hot-spot” detonation processes of energetics and one ...

    Authors: Hugh G Gallagher, John N Sherwood and Ranko M Vrcelj

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:75

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Phospholipid, a main component of cell membrane, has been explored as a model system of the cell membrane and temporary scaffold materials in recent studies. The mechanical properties of phospholipid layers ar...

    Authors: Yinli Li, Changjiang Zhu, Jichun Zhu, Hao Liang, Dong Chen, Huiling Zhao and Bo Liu

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:71

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Chitosan, a non-toxic, biodegradable and biocompatible polysaccharide has attained great interest in pharmaceutical applications, as versatile drug delivery agent. Chitosan has been already shown to serve as v...

    Authors: Marta E Lichawska, Kazimiera H Bodek, Julia Jezierska and Aleksander Kufelnicki

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:50

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Benzene is one of the most hazardous organic pollutants in groundwater. The removal of benzene from water is very important from a health point of view and for environmental protection. In this study, benzene ...

    Authors: Sobhy M Yakout

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:52

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Electro-oxidation of methanol in acidic solution was investigated on a Pt/SnO2 based electrocatalyst obtained by the sol–gel method. Pt/SnO2 systems were prepared by one pot synthesis using a sol–gel method and t...

    Authors: Agnieszka Martyla, Maciej Kopczyk, Piotr Marciniak and Robert Przekop

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:49

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  17. Content type: Review

    The production of layered double hydroxide(LDH) nanocomposite as an alternative drug delivery system against various ailments is on the increase. Their toxicity potential is usually dose and time dependent wit...

    Authors: Aminu Umar Kura, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Sharida Fakurazi and Palanisamy Arulselvan

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:47

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  18. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to investigate the influence of different stirring time for synthesis of silver nanoparticles in glutathione (GSH) aqueous solution. The silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) were prepared by green syn...

    Authors: Sepideh Keshan Balavandy, Kamyar Shameli, Dayang Radiah Binti Awang Biak and Zurina Zainal Abidin

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:11

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Why are metal nanoparticles sol-gel entrapped in ORMOSIL so active and stable? In other words, why ORMOSIL-entrapped metal nanoparticles are more active and selective than many heterogenized counterparts, incl...

    Authors: Alexandra Fidalgo, Rosaria Ciriminna, Luís Lopes, Valerica Pandarus, François Béland, Laura M Ilharco and Mario Pagliaro

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:161

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Rice as a renewable, abundant bio-resource with unique characteristics can be used as a bio-template to synthesize various functional nanomaterials. Therefore, the effect of uncooked rice flour as bio-template...

    Authors: Donya Ramimoghadam, Mohd Zobir Bin Hussein and Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:136

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The area of biodegradable/sustainable polymers is one of increasing importance in the 21st Century due to their positive environmental characteristics. Lewis acidic metal centres are currently one of the most ...

    Authors: Stuart L Hancock, Mary F Mahon and Matthew D Jones

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:135

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Layered hydroxides salts (LHS), a layered inorganic compound is gaining attention in a wide range of applications, particularly due to its unique anion exchange properties. In this work, layered zinc hydroxide...

    Authors: Ahmad Faiz Abdul Latip, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Johnson Stanslas, Charng Choon Wong and Rohana Adnan

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:119

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Metal tungstates have attracted much attention due to their interesting structural and photoluminescence properties. Depending on the size of the bivalent cation present, the metal tungstates will adopt struct...

    Authors: Siti Murni M Zawawi, Rosiyah Yahya, Aziz Hassan, H N M Ekramul Mahmud and Mohammad Noh Daud

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:80

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB), is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its a threat to humans since centuries. Depending on the type of TB, its treatment can last for 6–24 months which is a major cause for ...

    Authors: Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Samer Hasan Hussein-Al-Ali, Palanisamy Arulselvan and Sharida Fakurazi

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:72

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  25. Content type: Research article

    A green approach to synthesize nanomaterials using biotemplates has been subjected to intense research due to several advantages. Palm olein as a biotemplate offers the benefits of eco-friendliness, low-cost a...

    Authors: Donya Ramimoghadam, Mohd Zobir Bin Hussein and Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:71

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  26. Content type: Research article

    For decades, copper sulphide has been renowned as the superior optical and semiconductor materials. Its potential applications can be ranged from solar cells, lithium-ion batteries, sensors, and catalyst syste...

    Authors: Yow Loo Auyoong, Pei Lay Yap, Xing Huang and Sharifah Bee Abd Hamid

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:67

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Emulsifiers have a significant role in the emulsion polymerization by reducing the interfacial tension thus increasing the stability of colloidal dispersions of polymer nanostructures. This study evaluates the...

    Authors: Alina Heghes, Codruta M Soica, Simona Ardelean, Rita Ambrus, Danina Muntean, Atena Galuscan, Dan Dragos, Daniela Ionescu and Florin Borcan

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:66

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Semiconductor doped nanostructure materials have attained considerable attention owing to their electronic, opto-electronic, para-magnetic, photo-catalysis, electro-chemical, mechanical behaviors and their pot...

    Authors: Mohammed M Rahman, George Gruner, Mohammed Saad Al-Ghamdi, Muhammed A Daous, Sher Bahadar Khan and Abdullah M Asiri

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:60

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Graphene oxide (GO)can be dispersed through functionalization, or chemically converted to make different graphene-based nanocomposites with excellent mechanical and thermal properties. Chitosan, a partially de...

    Authors: Ping-Ping Zuo, Hua-Feng Feng, Zhi-Zhen Xu, Ling-Fan Zhang, Yu-Long Zhang, Wei Xia and Wen-Qing Zhang

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:39

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Zinc layered hydroxide (ZLH) intercalated with cinnamate, an anionic form of cinnamic acid (CA), an efficient UVA and UVB absorber, have been synthesized by direct method using zinc oxide (ZnO) and cinnamic ac...

    Authors: Sumaiyah Megat Nabil Mohsin, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Siti Halimah Sarijo, Sharida Fakurazi, Palanisamy Arulselvan and Taufiq-Yap Yun Hin

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:26

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    This paper provides some clarifications regarding the use of model-fitting methods of kinetic analysis for estimating the activation energy of a process, in response to some results recently published in Chemi...

    Authors: Pedro E Sánchez-Jiménez, Luis A Pérez-Maqueda, Antonio Perejón and José M Criado

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:25

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Reversible assembly and disassembly of nanostructures has important function in controllable construction of nanodevices. There are several methods to achieve reversible assembly/disassembly, such as pH, tempe...

    Authors: Ying Wan, Gang Liu, Xinhua Zhu and Yan Su

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:14

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The introduction of pendent bulky groups along the polymer backbone results in a less ordered polymer matrix and increases the solubility characteristics without affecting thermal properties. The inclusion of ...

    Authors: Hammed HAM Hassan, Amel F Elhusseiny, Yasmeen MA Elkony and El-Sayed ME Mansour

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:13

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  34. Content type: Research article

    It is imperative to eliminate bacteria present in water in order to avoid problems in healthy. Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi bacteria are two common pollutants and they are developing resistance to some o...

    Authors: Enrique Lima, Roberto Guerra, Víctor Lara and Ariel Guzmán

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:11

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The corrosion inhibition performance of pyrazolylindolenine compounds, namely 4-(3,3-dimethyl-3H-indol-2-yl)-pyrazole-1-carbothioamide (InPzTAm), 4-(3,3-dimethyl-3H-indol-2-yl)-1H-pyrazole-1-carbothiohydrazide...

    Authors: Mehdi Ebadi, Wan Jeffrey Basirun, Hamid Khaledi and Hapipah Mohd Ali

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:163

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  36. Content type: Research article

    CuO-TiO2 nanosheets (NSs), a kind of nanomaterials is one of the most attracting class of transition doped semiconductor materials due to its interesting and important optical, electrical, and structural properti...

    Authors: Mohammed M Rahman, Sher Bahadar Khan, Hadi M Marwani, Abdullah M Asiri and Khalid A Alamry

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:158

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Phosphorus-containing high performance polymers have aroused wide interest, mainly due to good mechanical properties and their excellent fire resistance. The flexibility of synthetic polyphosphoesters allows t...

    Authors: Smaranda Iliescu, Leire Zubizarreta, Nicoleta Plesu, Lavinia Macarie, Adriana Popa and Gheorghe Ilia

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:132

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Many efforts have been recently devoted to design, investigate and synthesize biocompatible, biodegradable polymers for applications in medicine for either the fabrication of biodegradable devices or as drug d...

    Authors: Ayman El-Faham, Hammed HAM Hassan and Sherine N Khattab

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:128

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Ni2O3- γ-Fe2O3 composite nanoparticles coated with a layer of 2FeCl3·5H2O can be prepared by co-precipitation and processing in FeCl2 solution. Using vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), ...

    Authors: Yueqiang Lin, Jian Li, Lihua Lin, Xiaodong Liu, Longlong Chen and Jun Fu

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:127

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to investigate the functions of polymers and size of nanoparticles on the antibacterial activity of silver bionanocomposites (Ag BNCs). In this research, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) ...

    Authors: Mansor Bin Ahmad, Jenn Jye Lim, Kamyar Shameli, Nor Azowa Ibrahim, Mei Yen Tay and Buong Woei Chieng

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:101

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Microwave irradiation as an alternative heat source is now a well-known method in synthetic chemistry. Microwave heating has emerged as a powerful technique to promote a variety of chemical reactions, offering...

    Authors: Sameh M Osman, Mohamed H El-Newehy, Salem S Al-Deyab and Ayman El-Faham

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:85

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  42. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to investigate the influence of different stirring times on antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles in polyethylene glycol (PEG) suspension. The silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) were prepar...

    Authors: Kamyar Shameli, Mansor Bin Ahmad, Seyed Davoud Jazayeri, Parvaneh Shabanzadeh, Parvanh Sangpour, Hossein Jahangirian and Yadollah Gharayebi

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:73

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this work was to study the Altar Machine in the Church Mother of Gangi, a little town near Palermo (Italy) regarding the history, the technical manufacture, the constitutive materials and the state ...

    Authors: Angela Lo Monaco, Maurizio Marabelli, Claudia Pelosi and Michele Salvo

    Citation: Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:47

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