Materials and Polymers

This section publishes peer-reviewed open access 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. Research article

    Preparation of a ferulic acid–phospholipid complex to improve solubility, dissolution, and B16F10 cellular melanogenesis inhibition activity

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2017 11:26

    Published on: 22 March 2017

  2. Research article

    In vitro drug release characteristic and cytotoxic activity of silibinin-loaded single walled carbon nanotubes functionalized with biocompatible polymers

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:81

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  3. Research article

    Hydrotalcite-quinolinate composites as catalysts in a coupling reaction

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:68

    Published on: 31 October 2016

  4. Research article

    Natural curcuminoids encapsulated in layered double hydroxides: a novel antimicrobial nanohybrid

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:35

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  5. Research article

    Effect of backbone conformation and its defects on electronic properties and assessment of the stabilizing role of π–π interactions in aryl substituted polysilylenes studied by DFT on deca[methyl(phenyl)silylene]s

    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...

    Barbora Hanulikova, Ivo Kuritka and Pavel Urbanek

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:28

    Published on: 5 May 2016

  6. Research article

    Protein adsorption through Chitosan–Alginate membranes for potential applications

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2016 10:26

    Published on: 30 April 2016

  7. Research article

    Growth and dislocation studies of β-HMX

    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 ...

    Hugh G Gallagher, John N Sherwood and Ranko M Vrcelj

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:75

    Published on: 19 December 2014

  8. Research article

    Nanomechanics of phospholipid LB film studied layer by layer with AFM

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:71

    Published on: 10 December 2014

  9. Research article

    One-pot method of synthesis of Pt/SnO2 system and its electrocatalytic activity

    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...

    Agnieszka Martyla, Maciej Kopczyk, Piotr Marciniak and Robert Przekop

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:49

    Published on: 23 August 2014

  10. Review

    Layered double hydroxide nanocomposite for drug delivery systems; bio-distribution, toxicity and drug activity enhancement

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:47

    Published on: 10 August 2014

  11. Research article

    Stirring time effect of silver nanoparticles prepared in glutathione mediated by green method

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2014 8:11

    Published on: 13 February 2014

  12. Research article

    The sol-gel entrapment of noble metals in hybrid silicas: a molecular insight

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:161

    Published on: 30 September 2013

  13. Research article

    Release behavior and toxicity profiles towards A549 cell lines of ciprofloxacin from its layered zinc hydroxide intercalation compound

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:119

    Published on: 12 July 2013

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