1. No More HF: Teflon-Assisted Ultrafast Removal of Silica to Generate High-Surface-Area Mesostructured Carbon for Enhanced CO2 Capture and Supercapacitor Performance.

    Angewandte Chemie. International edition in Eng... 55(6):2032 (2016) PMID 26836336

    An innovative technique to obtain high-surface-area mesostructured carbon (2545 m(2)  g(-1)) with significant microporosity uses Teflon as the silica template removal agent. This method not only shortens synthesis time by combining silica removal and carbonization in a single step, but also assi...
  2. Shape-directed compartmentalized delivery of a nanoparticle-conjugated small-molecule activator of an epigenetic enzyme in the brain.

    Journal of Controlled Release 217:151 (2015) PMID 26325406

    Targeted drug delivery to specific subcellular compartments of brain cells is challenging despite their importance in the treatment of several brain-related diseases. Herein, we report on shape-directed intracellular compartmentalization of nanoparticles in brain cells and their ability to deliv...
  3. Controlled synthesis of tunable nanoporous carbons for gas storage and supercapacitor application

    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 206:127 (2015)

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  4. Supramolecular gating of ion transport in nanochannels.

    Angewandte Chemie. International edition in Eng... 53(48):13073 (2014) PMID 25256699

    Several covalent strategies towards surface charge-reversal in nanochannels have been reported with the purpose of manipulating ion transport. However, covalent routes lack dynamism, modularity and post-synthetic flexibility, and hence restrict their applicability in different environments. Here...
  5. A novel activator of CBP/p300 acetyltransferases promotes neurogenesis and extends memory duration in adult mice.

    Journal of Neuroscience 33(26):10698 (2013) PMID 23804093

    Although the brain functions of specific acetyltransferases such as the CREB-binding protein (CBP) and p300 have been well documented using mutant transgenic mice models, studies based on their direct pharmacological activation are still missing due to the lack of cell-permeable activators. Here...
  6. Highly pure solid-state white-light emission from solution-processable soft-hybrids.

    Advanced Materials (FRG) 25(12):1713 (2013) PMID 23364865

    Highly pure and solution processable white-light-emitting hybrids are presented. These soft-hybrids are designed by an organic-inorganic supramolecular co-assembly in water. White-light emission is achieved by partial energy transfer (ET) between donor and acceptor molecules anchored on the inor...
  7. Light-harvesting hybrid assemblies.

    Chemistry: A European Journal 18(8):2184 (2012) PMID 22294513

    Light-harvesting hybrids have gained much importance as they are considered as potential mimics for photosynthetic systems. In this Concept article we introduce the design concepts involved in the building up of light-harvesting hybrids; these resemble the well-studied organic-based assemblies f...
  8. ATP driven clathrin dependent entry of carbon nanospheres prefer cells with glucose receptors.

    Journal of Nanobiotechnology 10:35 (2012) PMID 22857258 PMCID PMC3479219

    Intrinsically fluorescent glucose derived carbon nanospheres (CSP) efficiently enter mammalian cells and also cross the blood brain barrier (BBB). However, the mechanistic details of CSP entry inside mammalian cells and its specificity are not known. In this report, the biochemical and cellular ...
  9. Nanopillar arrays of amorphous carbon nitride

    Chemical Physics Letters 511(1-3):87 (2011)

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  10. Observation of pore-switching behavior in porous layered carbon through a mesoscale order-disorder transformation.

    Angewandte Chemie. International edition in Eng... 50(17):3929 (2011) PMID 21472918

  11. Light-harvesting hybrid hydrogels: energy-transfer-induced amplified fluorescence in noncovalently assembled chromophore-organoclay composites.

    Angewandte Chemie. International edition in Eng... 50(5):1179 (2011) PMID 21268222

  12. pH-Sensitive breathing of clay within the polyelectrolyte matrix.

    ACS Nano 4(10):5921 (2010) PMID 20929242

    Stimuli-responsive organic-inorganic hybrid spheres were synthesized by coating the colloidal polystyrene spheres with polyelectrolyte-protected aminoclay, Mg phyllo(organo)silicate layers in a layer-by-layer method. The clay layers are sandwiched between the polyelectrolyte layers. The aminocla...
  13. Mixing does the magic: a rapid synthesis of high surface area noble metal nanosponges showing broadband nonlinear optical response.

    ACS Nano 4(5):2681 (2010) PMID 20443580

    Here we report an instantaneous formation of high surface area metal nanosponges through a one-step inexpensive method in a completely green solvent, water. Merely by optimizing the concentration of the precursors and the reducing agent, we were able to generate a three-dimensional porous struct...
  14. ZnO: a versatile template to obtain unusual morphologies of silica, gold and carbon nanostructures.

    Chemical Communications 46(17):2989 (2010) PMID 20376403

    Unusual morphologies of silica, gold and carbon were obtained by using ZnO nanostructures as templates. Microdrums and pencil-shaped ZnO nanostructures are successfully replicated into silica, gold and carbon analogues which are otherwise difficult to make.
  15. Functionalized carbon nanomaterials derived from carbohydrates.

    Chemistry An Asian Journal 5(2):232 (2010) PMID 20029888

    A tremendous growth in the field of carbon nanomaterials has led to the emergence of carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, mesoporous carbon and more recently graphene. Some of these materials have found applications in electronics, sensors, catalysis, drug delivery, composites, and so forth. The high t...
  16. Investigations of the conversion of inorganic carbonates to methane.

    Chemsuschem Chemistry And Sustainability, Energ... 2(9):878 (2009) PMID 19731284

    Inorganic carbonates, which occur abundantly on earth, constitute an inexpensive natural source of carbon. Therefore, the direct conversion of these carbonates into methane is of considerable importance. Thermal decomposition of transition metal carbonates with the composition MCa(CO(3))(2) (whe...
  17. Hollow spheres to nanocups: tuning the morphology and magnetic properties of single-crystalline alpha-Fe2O3 nanostructures.

    Angewandte Chemie. International edition in Eng... 47(40):7685 (2008) PMID 18759232

  18. Macroporous silver monoliths using a simple surfactant

    Solid State Sciences 9(1):27 (2007)

    An elegant method to synthesize porous silver monoliths using a simple surfactant cum reductant, Triton X-114, as the sacrificial template is described. The gel forming property of the surfactant with silver nitrate is utilized to make the porous framework. The monoliths obtained with a mix...
  19. Form emerges from formless entities: temperature-induced self-assembly and growth of ZnO nanoparticles into zeptoliter bowls and troughs.

    Angewandte Chemie (International Edition) 46(31):5962 (2007) PMID 17607675

  20. Synthesis of mesoporous Zn–Al spinel oxide nanorods with membrane like morphology

    Materials Research Bulletin 41(5):1008 (2006)

    A well-aligned ZnAl 2O 4 spinel oxide nanorods with hierarchical pore structure was synthesized by a simple route using polycarbonate membrane as the sacrificial template. Spinel formation and the template removal occurred in one-step by calcination at 550 °C. SEM analysis...