Two simple, eco-friendly and efficient phase-selective gelators were developed for instant (<45 s) gelation of oil (either commercial fuels or pure organic liquids) from an oil-water mixture at room temperature to combat marine oil spills.
Surface-enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy has attracted increased attention for direct access to molecular vibrational fingerprints in the mid-infrared. Perfect-absorber metamaterials (PAMs) with multi-band spectral responses and significant enhancement of the local near-field intensity were developed to improve the intrinsic absorption cross… (More)
A new fluorescent derivative of cholesterol, N,N'-(N-(2-(3β-cholest-5-en-3yl-formamido)ethyl) pyrene-1-sulfonamido)ethyl perylene-3,4:9,10-tetracarboxylic acid bisimide (CPPBI), was designed and synthesized. In the design, pyrene (Py) and perylene bisimide (PBI) were specially chosen as the energy donor and the acceptor, respectively. Fluorescence studies… (More)