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Lyotropic ‘hairy’ TiO2 nanorods (2018)
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Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Alharthi, F. A., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., Kemp, N. T., …Anthopoulos, T. (2019). Lyotropic ‘hairy’ TiO2 nanorods. Nanoscale advances, 1, 254-264. doi:10.1039/c8na00054a

We report the synthesis of the first stable, solution-processable and photocrosslinkable hybrid organic/inorganic titanium dioxide nanorods as ‘hairy rods’ coated with phosphonate ligands with photoreactive coumarin groups located in a terminal posit... Read More

Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment (2017)
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Cheng, F., Marshall, E. S., Young, A. J., Robinson, P. J., Bouillard, J. S. G., Adawi, A. M., …Chin, J. M. (2017). Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment. Chemistry : a European journal, 23(62), 15578-15582. doi:10.1002/chem.201703812

Most metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) possess anisotropic properties, the full exploitation of which necessitates a general strategy for the controllable orientation of such MOF crystals. Current methods largely rely upon layer-by-layer MOF epitaxy or... Read More

Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites (2017)
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Kelly, S., Kornherr, A., Alahmadi, N. S., Betts, J. W., Francesconi, M. G., Prior, T. J., …Kornherr, A. (2016). Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites. RSC advances, 7(32), (20020-20026). doi:10.1039/c7ra00920h. ISSN 2046-2069

© The Royal Society of Chemistry. Green synthesis is employed to prepare cobalt/cellulose nanocomposites with cubic (α-cobalt) cobalt as a main component with antibacterial and magnetic properties. An in situ reduction of aqueous solutions of cobalt... Read More

pH-responsive gas–water–solid interface for multiphase catalysis (2015)
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Binks, B. P., Cheng, F., Huang, J., & Yang, H. (2015). pH-responsive gas–water–solid interface for multiphase catalysis. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(47), (15015-15025). doi:10.1021/jacs.5b09790. ISSN 0002-7863

© 2015 American Chemical Society. Despite their wide utility in laboratory synthesis and industrial fabrication, gas-water-solid multiphase catalysis reactions often suffer from low reaction efficiency because of the low solubility of gases in water.... Read More

Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets (2014)
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Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., & Hector, A. L. (2015). Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 46, (530-537). doi:10.1016/j.msec.2014.10.041. ISSN 0928-4931

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. A simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective method has been developed to prepare a range of aqueous silver colloidal solutions, using ascorbic acid as a reducing agent,water-soluble starch as a comb... Read More

UV-stable paper coated with APTES-modified P25 TiO₂ nanoparticles (2014)
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Cheng, F., Sajedin, S. M., Kelly, S. M., Lee, A. F., & Kornherr, A. (2014). UV-stable paper coated with APTES-modified P25 TiO₂ nanoparticles. Carbohydrate Polymers, 114, (246-252). doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.07.076. ISSN 0144-8617

In order to inhibit the photocatalytic degradation of organic material supports induced by small titania (TiO₂) nanoparticles, highly photocatalytically active, commercially available P25-TiO₂ nanoparticles were first modified with a thin layer of (3... Read More

Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with TiO 2/SiO2 core/shell nanoparticles using a layer-by-layer approach (2013)
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Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., Lorch, M., Kornherr, A., & Sajedin, S. M. (2013). Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with TiO 2/SiO2 core/shell nanoparticles using a layer-by-layer approach. ChemSusChem, 6(8), (1392-1399). doi:10.1002/cssc.201300305. ISSN 1864-5631

To inhibit the photocatalytic degradation of organic material supports induced by small titania (TiO2) nanoparticles, four kinds of TiO2 nanoparticles, that is, commercial P25-TiO2, commercial rutile phase TiO2, rutile TiO2 nanorods and rutile TiO2 s... Read More