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Top 2020’s publications

B. Cirera, A. Sánchez-Grande, B. de la Torre, J. Santos, S. Edalatmanesh, E. Rodríguez-Sánchez, K. Lauwaet, B. Mallada, R. Zbořil, R. Miranda, O. Gröning, P. Jelínek, N. Martín and D. Ecija
"Tailoring topological order and π-conjugation to engineer quasi-metallic polymers",

NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 15, iss. 6, pp. 437-443, 2020.
IF = 33.407
S. Hejazi, S. Mohajernia, B. Osuagwu, G. Zoppellaro, P. Andryskova, O. Tomanec, S. Kment, R. Zbořil and P. Schmuki
"On the Controlled Loading of Single Platinum Atoms as a Co‐Catalyst on TiO2 Anatase for Optimized Photocatalytic H2 Generation",

ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol. 32, iss. 16, p. 1908505, 2020.
IF = 25.809
Š. Kment, K. Sivula, A. Naldoni, S. Sarmah, H. Kmentová, M. Kulkarni, Y. Rambabu, P. Schmuki and R. Zbořil
"FeO-based nanostructures and nanohybrids for photoelectrochemical water splitting",

PROGRESS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol. 110, p. 100632, 2020.
IF = 23.725
R. K. Sharma, P. Yadav, M. Yadav, R. Gupta, P. Rana, A. Srivastava, R. Zbořil, R. S. Varma, M. Antonietti and M. B. Gawande
"Recent development of covalent organic frameworks (COFs): synthesis and catalytic (organic-electro-photo) applications",

MATERIALS HORIZONS, vol. 7, iss. 2, pp. 411-454, 2020.
IF = 14.356
A. Naldoni, Z. A. Kudyshev, L. Mascaretti, S. P. Sarmah, S. Rej, J. P. Froning, O. Tomanec, J. E. Yoo, D. Wang, S. Kment, T. Montini, P. Fornasiero, V. M. Shalaev, P. Schmuki, A. Boltasseva and R. Zbořil
"Solar Thermoplasmonic Nanofurnace for High-Temperature Heterogeneous Catalysis",

NANO LETTERS, vol. 20, iss. 5, pp. 3663–3672, 2020.
IF = 12.279
S. Rej, L. Mascaretti, E. Y. Santiago, O. Tomanec, S. Kment, Z. Wang, R. Zbořil, P. Fornasiero, A. O. Govorov and A. Naldoni
"Determining Plasmonic Hot Electrons and Photohermal Effects during H2 Evolution with TiN–Pt Nanohybrids,"

ACS CATALYSIS, vol. 10, iss. 9, pp. 5261–5271, 2020.
IF = 12.221
M. B. Gawande, P. Fornasiero and R. Zbořil
"Carbon-Based Single-Atom Catalysts for Advanced Applications",

ACS CATALYSIS, vol. 10, iss. 3, pp. 2231-2259, 2020.
IF = 12.221
J. Berger, M. Ondráček, O. Stetsovych, P. Malý, P. Holý, J. Rybáček, M. Švec, I. G. Stará, T. Mančal, I. Starý and P. Jelínek
"Quantum dissipation driven by electron transfer within a single molecule investigated with atomic force microscopy",

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 11, iss. 1, p. 1337, 2020.
IF = 11.878
J. Kopecka, P. Trouillas, A. Č. Gašparović, E. Gazzano, Y. G. Assaraf and C. Riganti
"Phospholipids and cholesterol: Inducers of cancer multidrug resistance and therapeutic targets",

DRUG RESISTANCE UPDATES, vol. 49, p. 100670, 2020.
IF = 11.708
A. Tolios, J. De Las Rivas, E. Hovig, P. Trouillas, A. Scorilas and T. Mohr
"Computational approaches in cancer multidrug resistance research: Identification of potential biomarkers, drug targets and drug-target interactions",

DRUG RESISTANCE UPDATES, vol. 48, p. 100662, 2020.
IF = 11.708
Y. Makimizu, J. Yoo, M. Poornajar, N. T. Nguyen, H. Ahn, I. Hwang, S. Kment and P. Schmuki
"Effects of low oxygen annealing on the photoelectrochemical water splitting properties of α-Fe2O3",

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 8, iss. 3, pp. 1315-1325, 2020.
IF = 10.733
S. Mohajernia, P. Andryskova, G. Zoppellaro, S. Hejazi, S. Kment, R. Zboril, J. Schmidt and P. Schmuki
"Influence of Ti3+ defect-type on heterogeneous photocatalytic H2 evolution activity of TiO2",

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 8, iss. 3, pp. 1432-1442, 2020.
IF = 10.733
L. Wu, L. Wang, J. Zhu, M. Sun, X. Liu, P. Schmuki and J. Zhang
"Novel highly active and self-healing Co(CO3)xOHy cocatalysts on BiVO4 photoanodes for effective solar water oxidation",

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, vol. 8, iss. 5, pp. 2563-2570, 2020.
IF = 10.733
Y. Chen, Y. Meng, Y. Dong, X. Song, G. Huang, C. Zhang, Z. Ni, J. Navařík, O. Malina, R. Zbořil and M. Tong
"Light- and temperature-assisted spin state annealing: accessing the hidden multistability",

CHEMICAL SCIENCE, vol. 11, iss. 12, pp. 3281-3289, 2020.
IF = 9.556
T. Senthamarai, V. G. Chandrashekhar, M. B. Gawande, N. V. Kalevaru, R. Zbořil, P. C. J. Kamer, R. V. Jagadeesh and M. Beller
"Ultra-small cobalt nanoparticles from molecularly-defined Co–salen complexes for catalytic synthesis of amines",

CHEMICAL SCIENCE, vol. 11, iss. 11, pp. 2973-2981, 2020.
IF = 9.556
S. Iravani and R. S. Varma
"Sustainable synthesis of cobalt and cobalt oxide nanoparticles and their catalytic and biomedical applications",

GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 22, iss. 9, pp. 2643-2661, 2020.
IF = 9.405
A. Venkateshaiah, J. Y. Cheong, S. Shin, K. P. Akshaykumar, T. G. Yun, J. Bae, S. Wacławek, M. Černík, S. Agarwal, A. Greiner, V. V. T. Padil, I. Kim and R. S. Varma
"Recycling non-food-grade tree gum wastes into nanoporous carbon for sustainable energy harvesting",

GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 22, iss. 4, pp. 1198-1208, 2020.
IF = 9.405
S. Iravani and R. S. Varma
"Greener synthesis of lignin nanoparticles and their applications",

GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 22, iss. 3, pp. 612-636, 2020.
IF = 9.405
E. Y. C. Jorge, C. G. S. Lima, T. M. Lima, L. Marchini, M. B. Gawande, O. Tomanec, R. S. Varma and M. W. Paixão
"Sulfonated dendritic mesoporous silica nanospheres: a metal-free Lewis acid catalyst for the upgrading of carbohydrates",

GREEN CHEMISTRY, vol. 22, iss. 5, pp. 1754-1762, 2020.
IF = 9.405
H. Ning, L. Jing, Y. Hou, S. Kalytchuk, Y. Li, X. Huang and M. Gao
"Manganese-Mediated Growth of ZnS Shell on KMnF3:Yb,Er Cores toward Enhanced Up/Downconversion Luminescence",

ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, vol. 12, iss. 10, pp. 11934-11944, 2020.
IF = 8.456
B. Reuillard, M. Blanco, L. Calvillo, N. Coutard, A. Ghedjatti, P. Chenevier, S. Agnoli, M. Otyepka, G. Granozzi and V. Artero
"Noncovalent Integration of a Bioinspired Ni Catalyst to Graphene Acid for Reversible Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Oxidation",

ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, vol. 12, iss. 5, pp. 5805-5811, 2020.
IF = 8.456
H. Seelajaroen, A. Bakandritsos, M. Otyepka, R. Zbořil and N. S. Sariciftci
"Immobilized Enzymes on Graphene as Nanobiocatalyst",

ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 250-259, 2020.
IF = 8.456
A. Goswami, R. G. Kadam, J. Tuček, Z. Sofer, D. Bouša, R. S. Varma, M. B. Gawande and R. Zbořil
"Fe(0)-embedded thermally reduced graphene oxide as efficient nanocatalyst for reduction of nitro compounds to amines",

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, vol. 382, p. 122469, 2019.
IF = 8.355
R. Langer, E. Fako, P. Błoński, M. Vavrečka, A. Bakandritsos, M. Otyepka and N. López
"Anchoring of single-platinum-adatoms on cyanographene: Experiment and theory",

APPLIED MATERIALS TODAY, vol. 18, p. 100462, 2020.
IF = 8.013
P. Skácelová, P. Lebed, J. Filip, D. Oughton and R. Zbořil
"Tracing of iron nanoparticles using an elemental signatures approach: laboratory and field-scale verification",

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: NANO, vol. 7, iss. 2, pp. 623-633, 2020.
IF = 7.704
T. Malina, E. Maršálková, K. Holá, R. Zbořil and B. Maršálek
"The environmental fate of graphene oxide in aquatic environment—Complete mitigation of its acute toxicity to planktonic and benthic crustaceans by algae",

IF = 7.65
D. Hermosilla, C. Han, M. N. Nadagouda, L. Machala, A. Gascó, P. Campo and D. D. Dionysiou
"Environmentally friendly synthesized and magnetically recoverable designed ferrite photo-catalysts for wastewater treatment applications",

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, vol. 381, p. 121200, 2020.
IF = 7.65
A. Lewalska-Graczyk, P. Pieta, G. Garbarino, G. Busca, M. Holdynski, G. Kalisz, A. Sroka-Bartnicka, R. Nowakowski, M. Naushad, M. B. Gawande, R. Zbořil and I. S.Pieta
"Graphitic Carbon Nitride–Nickel Catalyst: From Material Characterization to Efficient Ethanol Electrooxidation,"

ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, vol. 8, iss. 18, pp. 7244–7255, 2020.
IF = 6.97
P. Sharma, D. K. Patel, S. Kancharlapalli, S. Magdassi and Y. Sasson
"Facile Combined Experimental and Computational Study: g-C3N4@PDMS-Assisted Knoevenagel Condensation Reaction under Phase Transfer Conditions",

ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, vol. 8, iss. 6, pp. 2350-2360, 2020.
IF = 6.97
D. Zaoralová, V. Hrubý, V. Šedajová, R. Mach, V. Kupka, J. Ugolotti, A. Bakandritsos, M. Medved’ and M. Otyepka
"Tunable Synthesis of Nitrogen Doped Graphene from Fluorographene under Mild Conditions",

ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, vol. 8, iss. 12, pp. 4764-4772, 2020.
IF = 6.97
B. Mallada, S. Edalatmanesh, P. Lazar, J. Redondo, A. Gallardo, R. Zbořil, P. Jelínek, M. Švec and B. de la Torre
"Atomic-Scale Charge Distribution Mapping of Single Substitutional p- and n-Type Dopants in Graphene",

ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, vol. 8, iss. 8, pp. 3437-3444, 2020.
IF = 6.97
S. Kalytchuk, L. Zdražil, M. Scheibe and R. Zboril
"Purple-emissive carbon dots enhance sensitivity of Si photodetectors to ultraviolet range",

NANOSCALE, vol. 12, iss. 15, pp. 8379–8384, 2020.
IF = 6.97
L. Zdražil, S. Kalytchuk, K. Holá, M. Petr, O. Zmeškal, Š. Kment, A. L. Rogach and R. Zbořil
"A carbon dot-based tandem luminescent solar concentrator",

NANOSCALE, vol. 12, iss. 12, pp. 6664-6672, 2020.
IF = 6.97
H. Alamgholiloo, S. Rostamnia, A. Hassankhani, X. Liu, A. Eftekhari, A. Hasanzadeh, K. Zhang, H. Karimi-Maleh, S. Khaksar, R. S. Varma and M. Shokouhimehr
"Formation and stabilization of colloidal ultra-small palladium nanoparticles on diamine-modified Cr-MIL-101: Synergic boost to hydrogen production from formic acid",

JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, vol. 567, iss. , pp. 126-135, 2020.
IF = 6.361
K. E. Szkaradek, P. Stadlbauer, J. Šponer, R. W. Góra and R. Szabla
"UV-induced hydrogen transfer in DNA base pairs promoted by dark nπ* states",

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 56, iss. 2, pp. 201-204, 2019.
IF = 6.164
D. D. Chronopoulos, M. Medveď, G. Potsi, O. Tomanec, M. Scheibe and M. Otyepka
"Tunable one-step double functionalization of graphene based on fluorographene chemistry",

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 56, iss. 13, pp. 1936-1939, 2020.
IF = 6.164

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