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Pillared MOFs: structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2022)
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Gong, Y., Cheng, F., Chen, F., Beamish-Cook, J., Elsegood, M. R., Elsegood, M. R. J., …Redshaw, C. (2023). Pillared MOFs: structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. CrystEngComm, 25(2), 267-283. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2ce01317g

The solvothermal reaction of Zn(NO3)2·6H2O with 5-aminoisophthalic acid and 4,4′-bipyridyl (4,4′-bipy) led to the self-assembly of the known 3-D hybrid H-bonded/covalent structure {[Zn(5-AIP)(4,4′-bipy)0.5]·DMF}n (1·DMF), but with DMF here (rather th... Read More about Pillared MOFs: structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers (2022)
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Ibrahem, M. A., Verrelli, E., Cheng, F., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. S. G., & O'Neill, M. (2022). Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers. Journal of applied physics, 131(10), Article 103103. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0079006

We report on the coupling of ZnO nanoparticles with plasmonic gold nanoislands in a solution-processed photodetector, which results in a clear enhancement in the optical absorption and the electrical responsivity of ZnO nanoparticles, to cover the vi... Read More about Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers.

Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device (2021)
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Jaafar, A. H., Al Chawa, M. M., Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., Picos, R., Tetzlaff, R., & Kemp, N. T. (2021). Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 125(27), 14965–14973. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c02799

Modulation of resistive switching memory by light opens the route to new optoelectronic devices that can be controlled both optically and electronically. Applications include integrated circuits with memory elements switchable by light and neuromorph... Read More about Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device.

Using supercritical CO2 in the preparation of metal-organic frameworks: Investigating effects on crystallisation (2019)
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Elsegood, M. R., Doan, H. V., Cheng, F., Dyirakumunda, T., Elsegood, M., Chin, J., …Ting, V. P. (2020). Using supercritical CO2 in the preparation of metal-organic frameworks: Investigating effects on crystallisation. Crystals, 10(1), Article 17. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst10010017

© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. In this report, we explore the use of supercritical CO2 (scCO2) in the synthesis of well-known metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) including Zn-MOF-74 and UiO-66, as well as on the preparation of... Read More about Using supercritical CO2 in the preparation of metal-organic frameworks: Investigating effects on crystallisation.

Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods (2019)
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Cheng, F., Young, A. J., Bouillard, J. G., Kemp, N. T., Guillet-Nicolas, R., Hall, C. H., …Chin, J. M. (2019). Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(33), 12989-12993. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b06320

Alignment of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) crystals has previously been performed via careful control of oriented MOF growth on substrates, as well as by dynamic magnetic alignment. We show here that microrod crystals of the MOF NU-1000 can also be d... Read More about Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods.

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(1), 254-264. https://doi.org/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 about Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods.

Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices (2017)
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Alharthi, F. A., Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Kemp, N. T., Lee, A. F., Isaacs, M. A., …Kelly, S. M. (2017). Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 6(5), 1038-1047. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tc04197g

We report for the first time the one-step synthesis of solution-processable, highly crystalline, niobiumdoped titanium dioxide (Nb-TiO2) nanorods in the anatase phase by the hydrolytic condensation of Ti(OiPr)4 and niobium(V) ethoxide using oleic aci... Read More about Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment.

Dual wavelength (ultraviolet and green) photodetectors using solution processed zinc oxide nanoparticles (2017)
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O'Neill, M., Ibrahem, M. A., Verrelli, E., Lai, K. T., Kyriakou, G., Lee, A. F., …O’Neill, M. (2017). Dual wavelength (ultraviolet and green) photodetectors using solution processed zinc oxide nanoparticles. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(42), 36971-36979. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b08092

Narrow-band photoconductivity with a spectral width of 0.16 eV is obtained from solution-processed colloidal ZnO nanocrystals beneath the band-edge at 2.25 eV. A new model involving electron transfer from deep defects to discrete shallow donors is in... Read More about Dual wavelength (ultraviolet and green) photodetectors using solution processed zinc oxide nanoparticles.

Silicon diimide gel as an efficient stationary phase in thin layer chromatography for acid-sensitive organic compounds (2017)
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Kitney, S. P., Sajedin, S. M., Rocher, V., Cheng, F., & Kelly, S. M. (2017). Silicon diimide gel as an efficient stationary phase in thin layer chromatography for acid-sensitive organic compounds. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 53(80), 11080-11082. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7cc04952h

We report the use of mesoporous silicon diimide gel as a basic stationary phase in thin layer chromatography for the characterisation and purification of acid-sensitive compounds. The gel is prepared by a simple sol-gel process and exhibits a large s... Read More about Silicon diimide gel as an efficient stationary phase in thin layer chromatography for acid-sensitive organic compounds.

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. (2017). Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites. RSC advances, 7(32), 20020-20026. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ra00920h

© 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 about Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites.

Studies on the sulfation of cellulose α-lipoate and ability of the sulfated product to stabilize colloidal suspensions of gold nanoparticles (2015)
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Sarbova, V., Koschella, A., Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., & Heinze, T. (2015). Studies on the sulfation of cellulose α-lipoate and ability of the sulfated product to stabilize colloidal suspensions of gold nanoparticles. Carbohydrate Polymers, 124, 117-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.01.080

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. A versatile method for the synthesis of cellulose α-lipoate with a low degree of substitution (DS) has been developed using N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMA)/LiCl as a solvent and N,N′-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) as an esterification rea... Read More about Studies on the sulfation of cellulose α-lipoate and ability of the sulfated product to stabilize colloidal suspensions of gold nanoparticles.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2014.10.041

© 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 about Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.07.076

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 about UV-stable paper coated with APTES-modified P25 TiO₂ nanoparticles.

Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with antibacterial carboxymethyl starch stabilized ZnO nanoparticles (2014)
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Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., Wareham, D. W., Kornherr, A., Dumestre, F., …Heinze, T. (2014). Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with antibacterial carboxymethyl starch stabilized ZnO nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(20), 3057-3064. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3tb21734e

Small, carboxymethyl-starch-stabilised zinc oxide nanoparticles with a defined shape, size and morphology were prepared in situ in water at relatively low reaction temperatures using soluble carboxymethyl starch (CMS) as a combined crystallising, sta... Read More about Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with antibacterial carboxymethyl starch stabilized ZnO nanoparticles.

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., Lorch, M., Sajedin, S. M., Kelly, S. M., & Kornherr, A. (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. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201300305

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 about Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with TiO 2/SiO2 core/shell nanoparticles using a layer-by-layer approach.

Synthesis and antibacterial effects of aqueous colloidal solutions of silver nanoparticles using aminocellulose as a combined reducing and capping reagent (2013)
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Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., Schaller, J., & Heinze, T. (2013). Synthesis and antibacterial effects of aqueous colloidal solutions of silver nanoparticles using aminocellulose as a combined reducing and capping reagent. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, 15(4), 989-998. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3gc36831a

A simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective synthetic method has been developed to prepare highly stable aqueous colloidal solutions of small (2-14 nm) silver nanoparticles using aminocellulose (AMC) as a combined reducing and capping reage... Read More about Synthesis and antibacterial effects of aqueous colloidal solutions of silver nanoparticles using aminocellulose as a combined reducing and capping reagent.

Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes (2011)
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Cheng, F., Hope, C. N., Archibald, S. J., Bradley, J. S., Clark, S., Francesconi, M. G., …Lefebvre, F. (2011). Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 8(2), 467-481. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7402.2009.02452.x

The preparation and molecular structures of two novel dimeric transition metal silylamide complexes {Li0.5Zr[NHSi(NMe2)3]1.5[NSi(NMe2)3]0.5[μ -NSi(NMe2)3]}2 and {Li0.5Hf[NHSi(NMe2)3]1.5[NSi(NMe2)3]0.5[μ-NSi(NMe2)3]}2 with a tetrahedral coordination e... Read More about Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes.

Preparation of mesoporous Pd/Si3N4nanocomposites as heterogeneous catalysts via three different chemical routes (2006)
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Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., Young, N. A., Hope, C. N., Beverley, K., Francesconi, M. G., …Lefebvre, F. (2006). Preparation of mesoporous Pd/Si3N4nanocomposites as heterogeneous catalysts via three different chemical routes. Chemistry of materials : a publication of the American Chemical Society, 18(25), 5996-6005. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm061106h

Mesoporous palladium/silicon nitride nanocomposites were prepared via three different chemical routes to generate simultaneous control of the solid-state morphology of the palladium nanoparticles and that of the silicon nitride support at the same ti... Read More about Preparation of mesoporous Pd/Si3N4nanocomposites as heterogeneous catalysts via three different chemical routes.

General method of preparation of mesoporous M/Si3N4 nano-composites via a non-aqueous sol-gel route (2005)
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Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., Young, N. A., Clark, S., Francesconi, M. G., Lefebvre, F., & Bradley, J. S. (2005). General method of preparation of mesoporous M/Si3N4 nano-composites via a non-aqueous sol-gel route. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 5662-5664. https://doi.org/10.1039/b511790a

We report a general method for the preparation of transition-metal silicon nitride nanocomposites; for example, mesoporous Pd-Si 3 N 4 nanocomposite materials with high surface area were prepared by pyrolysis of a silicon palladium imide-chloride co... Read More about General method of preparation of mesoporous M/Si3N4 nano-composites via a non-aqueous sol-gel route.