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  • Styrenic DABCO salt-containing monomers for the synthesis of novel charged polymers 

    Zhang, Keren; Drummey, Kevin J.; Moon, Nicholas G.; Chiang, William D.; Long, Timothy E. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-04-25)
    A facile, two-step synthesis afforded styrenic DABCO salt monomers bearing two cyclic quaternary ammonium cations. Free radical polymerization of the DABCO salt monomers yielded homopolymers and copolymers with n-butyl ...
  • Ureido cytosine and cytosine-containing acrylic copolymers 

    Zhang, Keren; Chen, Mingtao; Drummey, Kevin J.; Talley, Samantha J.; Anderson, Lindsey J.; Moore, Robert B.; Long, Timothy E. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-10-12)
    Regioselective Michael addition afforded a novel N1-substituted cytosine acrylate monomer for the synthesis of acrylic random copolymers with cytosine pendant groups. Quantitative post-functionalization converted cytosine ...
  • Effect of intercalator and Lewis acid-base branched peptide complex formation: boosting affinity towards HIV-1 RRE RNA 

    Wynn, Jessica E.; Zhang, Wenyu; Tebit, Denis M.; Gray, Laurie R.; Hammarskjold, Marie-Louise; Rekosh, David; Santos, Webster L. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-06-06)
    High throughput screening of a 4096 compound library of boronic acid and acridine containing branched peptides revealed compounds that have dissociation constants in the low nanomolar regime for HIV-1 RRE IIB RNA. We ...
  • Non-isocyanate poly(amide-hydroxyurethane)s from sustainable resources 

    Zhang, Keren; Nelson, Ashley M.; Talley, Samantha J.; Chen, Mingtao; Margaretta, Evan; Hudson, Amanda G.; Moore, Robert B.; Long, Timothy E. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-05-19)
    A two-step synthesis of epoxidation and carbonation afforded a hetero-functional AB monomer with cyclic carbonate and methyl ester (CC-ME) using plant oil-based methyl 9-decenoate and CO2. A unprecedented one-pot synthetic ...
  • Protein-aided formation of triangular silver nanoprisms with enhanced SERS performance 

    Geng, Xi; Leng, Weinan; Carter, Nathan A.; Vikesland, Peter J.; Grove, Tijana Z. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-05-10)
    In this work, we present a modified seed-mediated synthetic strategy for the growth of silver nanoprisms with low shape polydispersity, narrow size distribution and tailored plasmonic absorbance. During the seed nucleation ...
  • Cooperative electrochemical water oxidation by Zr nodes and Ni–porphyrin linkers of a PCN-224 MOF thin film 

    Usov, Pavel M.; Ahrenholtz, Spencer R.; Maza, William A.; Stratakes, Bethany; Epley, Charity C.; Kessinger, Matthew C.; Zhu, Jie; Morris, Amanda J. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-10-06)
    Here, we demonstrate a new strategy for cooperative catalysis and proton abstraction via the incorporation of independent species competent in the desired reactivity into a metal–organic framework (MOF) thin film. The ...
  • Exploring the activity of a polyazine bridged Ru(ii)-Pt(ii) supramolecule in F98 rat malignant glioma cells 

    Zhu, Jie; Rodriguez-Corrales, José Á.; Prussin, Reece; Zhao, Zongmin; Dominijanni, Anthony; Hopkins, Samantha L.; Winkel, Brenda S.; Robertson, John L.; Brewer, Karen J. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-11-07)
    The mixed-metal supramolecular complex, [(Ph2phen)2Ru(dpp)PtCl2]2+, displays significant DNA modification, cell growth inhibition, and toxicity towards F98 malignant glioma cells following visible light irradiation. The ...
  • Seed-mediated biomineralizaton toward the high yield production of gold nanoprisms 

    Geng, Xi; Roth, Kristina L.; Freyman, Megan C.; Liu, Jianzhao; Grove, Tijana Z. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-07-12)
    Gold nanotriangles (Au NTs) with tunable edge length were synthesized via a green chemical route in the presence of the designed consensus sequence tetratricopeptide repeat (CTPR) protein, halide anions (Br−) and CTPR-stabilized ...
  • Influence of nucleobase stoichiometry on the self-assembly of ABC triblock copolymers 

    Zhang, Keren; Talley, Samantha J.; Yu, Ya Peng; Moore, Robert B.; Murayama, Mitsuhiro; Long, Timothy E. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-05-11)
    ABC triblock copolymers bearing adenine- and thymine-functionalized external blocks self-assembled into long-range, ordered lamellar microphase-separated morphologies on non-patterned substrates. Intermolecular hydrogen ...
  • A new Ru (II) Rh (III) bimetallic with a single Rh-Cl bond as a supramolecular photocatalyst for proton reduction 

    Zhou, Rongwei; Manbeck, Gerald F.; Wimer, Dexter G.; Brewer, Karen J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-07-01)
    A new RuIIRhIII structural motif [(bpy)2Ru(dpp)RhCl(tpy)]4+ with one halide on the RhIII center demonstrates light-driven proton reduction ability, establishing that two halide ligands are not mandatory despite all prior ...
  • HIV-1 drug discovery: targeting folded RNA structures with branched peptides 

    Wynn, Jessica E.; Santos, Webster L. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-04-28)
    Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is an RNA virus that is prone to high rates of mutation. While the disease is managed with current antiretroviral therapies, drugs with a new mode of action are needed. A strategy ...
  • A new Ru,Ru,Pt supramolecular architecture for photocatalytic H2 production 

    White, Jessica Knoll; Brewer, Karen J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-09-15)
    A new polyazine-bridged RuRuPt trimetallic supramolecular architecture emulates the photophysical properties of the previously reported Ru2RuPt tetrametallic architecture that exhibits photoinduced charge separation. The ...
  • Nucleobase-functionalized acrylic ABA triblock copolymers and supramolecular blends 

    Zhang, Keren; Aiba, Motohiro; Fahs, Gregory B.; Hudson, Amanda G.; Chiang, William D.; Moore, Robert B.; Ueda, Mitsuru; Long, Timothy E. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-01-30)
    Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization afforded the unprecedented synthesis of well-defined acrylic ABA triblock copolymers with nucleobase-functionalized external blocks and a central ...
  • Optimization and prediction of the electron-nuclear dipolar and scalar interaction in 1H and 13C liquid state dynamic nuclear polarization 

    Wang, Xiao; Isley, William C., III; Salido, Sandra I.; Sun, Z.; Song, Li; Tsai, K. H.; Cramer, Christopher J.; Dorn, Harry C. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-07-29)
    During the last 10–15 years, dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) has evolved as a powerful tool for hyperpolarization of NMR and MRI nuclides. However, it is not as well appreciated that solution-state dynamic nuclear ...
  • Phosphonium-containing diblock copolymers from living anionic polymerization of 4-diphenylphosphino styrene 

    Schultz, Alison R.; Fahs, Gregory B.; Jangu, Chainika; Chen, Mingtao; Moore, Robert B.; Long, Timothy E. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-11-20)
    Living anionic polymerization of 4-diphenylphosphino styrene (DPPS) achieved well-defined homopolymers, poly(DPPS-b-S) styrenic block copolymers, and poly(I-b-DPPS) diene-based diblock copolymers with predictable molecular ...
  • Ruthenium(ii)-polypyridyl zirconium(iv) metal-organic frameworks as a new class of sensitized solar cells 

    Maza, William A.; Haring, Andrew J.; Ahrenholtz, Spencer Rae; Epley, Charity Cherie; Lin, Shaoyang; Morris, Amanda J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-10-16)
    A series of Ru(II)L2L′ (L = 2,2′-bipyridyl, L′ = 2,2′-bipyridine-5,5′-dicarboxylic acid), RuDCBPY, -containing zirconium(IV) coordination polymer thin films have been prepared as sensitizing materials for solar cell ...
  • Imidazole-containing triblock copolymers with a synergy of ether and imidazolium sites 

    Jangu, Chainika; Wang, Jing-Han Helen; Wang, Dong; Fahs, Gregory B.; Heflin, James R.; Moore, Robert B.; Colby, Ralph H.; Long, Timothy E. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-03-06)
    Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization enabled the synthesis of well-defined A-BC-A triblock copolymers containing a synergy of pendant ether and imidazolium sites. The soft central BC block ...
  • Size dependent ion-exchange of large mixed-metal complexes into Nafion® membranes 

    Naughton, Elise M.; Zhang, Mingqiang; Troya, Diego; Brewer, Karen J.; Moore, Robert B. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-08-18)
    Perfluorosulfonate ionomers have been shown to demonstrate a profound affinity for large cationic complexes, and the exchange of these ions may be used to provide insight regarding Nafion® morphology by contrasting molecular ...
  • Upconverting nanocomposites dispersed in urea-containing acrylics 

    Inglefield, David Lott, Jr.; Merritt, Travis Robert; Magill, Brenden Archie; Long, Timothy E.; Khodaparast, Giti A. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-05-08)
    Lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) have the ability to convert low energy photons into high energy photons, making this material appealing for a variety of scientific pursuits, from solar energy conversion ...
  • Imparting functional variety to cellulose ethers via olefin cross-metathesis 

    Dong, Yifan; Edgar, Kevin J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-04-09)
    Olefin cross-metathesis is a valuable new approach for imparting functional variety to cellulose ethers. Starting from commercially available ethyl cellulose, terminally unsaturated alkyl groups were appended as metathesis ...

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