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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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