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

    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

  2. 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

  3. Research article

    Structural and optical characterization of metal tungstates (MWO4; M=Ni, Ba, Bi) synthesized by a sucrose-templated method

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:80

    Published on: 1 May 2013

  4. Research article

    Sustained release formulation of an anti-tuberculosis drug based on para-amino salicylic acid-zinc layered hydroxide nanocomposite

    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 ...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:72

    Published on: 20 April 2013

  5. Research article

    Influence of emulsifiers on the characteristics of polyurethane structures used as drug carrier

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:66

    Published on: 10 April 2013

  6. Research article

    Chemo-sensors development based on low-dimensional codoped Mn2O3-ZnO nanoparticles using flat-silver electrodes

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:60

    Published on: 28 March 2013

  7. Research article

    TiO2-graphene oxide nanocomposite as advanced photocatalytic materials

    Graphene oxide composites with photocatalysts may exhibit better properties than pure photocatalysts via improvement of their textural and electronic properties.

    Václav Štengl, Snejana Bakardjieva, Tomáš Matys Grygar, Jana Bludská and Martin Kormunda

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:41

    Published on: 27 February 2013

  8. Research article

    Fabrication of biocompatible and mechanically reinforced graphene oxide-chitosan nanocomposite films

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:39

    Published on: 25 February 2013

  9. Research article

    Synthesis of (cinnamate-zinc layered hydroxide) intercalation compound for sunscreen application

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:26

    Published on: 6 February 2013

  10. Short Report

    Clarifications regarding the use of model-fitting methods of kinetic analysis for determining the activation energy from a single non-isothermal curve

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:25

    Published on: 5 February 2013

  11. Research article

    pH induced reversible assembly of DNA wrapped carbon nanotubes

    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...

    Ying Wan, Gang Liu, Xinhua Zhu and Yan Su

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:14

    Published on: 24 January 2013

  12. Research article

    Synthesis and characterization of thermally stable aromatic polyamides and poly(1,3,4-oxadiazole-amide)s nanoparticles containing pendant substituted bezamides

    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 ...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2013 7:13

    Published on: 23 January 2013

  13. Research article

    Selective Iron(III) ion uptake using CuO-TiO2 nanostructure by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry

    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...

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

    Chemistry Central Journal 2012 6:158

    Published on: 17 December 2012

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