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Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine (2018)
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Al-Obaidy, S. S., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (in press). Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine. Nanoscale advances, doi:10.1039/c8na00121a

We have developed highly efficient antimicrobial nanocarriers for berberine (BRB) based on shellac nanoparticles (NPs) which were surface-functionalised with a surface active polymer, Poloxamer 407 (P407), and the cationic surfactant octadecyltrimeth... Read More

Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers (2018)
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Al-Awady, M. J., Weldrick, P. J., Hardman, M. J., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Amplified antimicrobial action of chlorhexidine encapsulated in PDAC-functionalized acrylate copolymer nanogel carriers. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(11), 2032-2044. doi:10.1039/c8qm00343b

We have developed and tested a novel functionalised nanocarrier for chlorhexidine (CHX) which provides a very strong enhancement of its antimicrobial action. The nanocarrier was based on lightly-cross-linked acrylate copolymer nanogel particles loade... Read More

Characterization of energy-rich hydrochars from microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of coconut shell (2018)
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Elaigwu, S. E., & Greenway, G. M. (2018). Characterization of energy-rich hydrochars from microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of coconut shell. Waste and biomass valorization, 1-9. doi:10.1007/s12649-018-0209-x

© 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature In this study, microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of waste coconut shell (feedstock) is reported. It is a thermo-conversion technique in which the feedstock was transform... Read More

Enhanced antimicrobial effect of berberine in nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality (2017)
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Al-Awady, M. J., Fauchet, A., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Enhanced antimicrobial effect of berberine in nanogel carriers with cationic surface functionality. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 5(38), 7885-7897. doi:10.1039/c7tb02262j

We report a strong enhancement in the antimicrobial action of berberine encapsulated into polyacrylic acid-based nanogels followed by further surface functionalisation with a cationic polyelectrolyte (PDAC). Due to the highly developed surface area,... Read More

Microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of rapeseed husk: A strategy for improving its solid fuel properties (2016)
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Elaigwu, S. E., & Greenway, G. M. (2016). Microwave-assisted hydrothermal carbonization of rapeseed husk: A strategy for improving its solid fuel properties. Fuel Processing Technology, 149, 305-312. doi:10.1016/j.fuproc.2016.04.030

Hydrothermal carbonization of a waste biomass material is a green and promising technique for improving its solid fuel properties, which does not require pretreatment procedure such as drying of the biomass. In this study, hydrothermal carbonization... Read More

Mg/Ca ratios in freshwater microbial carbonates: Thermodynamic, kinetic and vital effects (2014)
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Pedley, H., Greenway, G., Rogerson, M., Wadhawan, J., & Saunders, P. (2014). Mg/Ca ratios in freshwater microbial carbonates: Thermodynamic, kinetic and vital effects. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta, 147, (107-118). doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.10.014. ISSN 0016-7037

The ratio of magnesium to calcium (Mg/Ca) in carbonate minerals in an abiotic setting is conventionally assumed to be predominantly controlled by (Mg/Ca)solution and a temperature dependant partition coefficient. This temperature dependence suggests... Read More

Biomass derived mesoporous carbon monoliths via an evaporation-induced self-assembly (2013)
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Elaigwu, S. E., & Greenway, G. M. (2014). Biomass derived mesoporous carbon monoliths via an evaporation-induced self-assembly. Materials letters, 115, (117-120). doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2013.10.019. ISSN 0167-577X

Evaporation-induced self-assembly has been applied in the synthesis of crack-free mesoporous carbon monolith with good mechanical stability using a waste plant material as carbon precursor and triblock copolymer F127 as template. The carbon monolith... Read More

Hydrochemical processes in lowland rivers: Insights from in situ, high-resolution monitoring (2012)
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Wade, A. J., Palmer-Felgate, E. J., Halliday, S. J., Skeffington, R. A., Loewenthal, M., Jarvie, H. P., …Newman, J. R. (2012). Hydrochemical processes in lowland rivers: Insights from in situ, high-resolution monitoring. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 16(11), 4323-4342. doi:10.5194/hess-16-4323-2012

This paper introduces new insights into the hydrochemical functioning of lowland river systems using field-based spectrophotometric and electrode technologies. The streamwater concentrations of nitrogen species and phosphorus fractions were measured... Read More

Improved DNA extraction efficiency from low level cell numbers using a silica monolith based micro fluidic device (2012)
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Kashkary, L., Kemp, C., Shaw, K. J., Greenway, G. M., & Haswell, S. J. (2012). Improved DNA extraction efficiency from low level cell numbers using a silica monolith based micro fluidic device. Analytica Chimica Acta, 750, (127-131). doi:10.1016/j.aca.2012.05.019. ISSN 0003-2670

The evaluation of a micro fluidic system with an integrated silica monolith for performing DNA extraction from limited biological samples has been carried out. Low DNA target concentrations usually require the addition of carrier RNA to ensure desire... Read More

Analytical challenges and the development of biomarkers to measure and to monitor the effects of ocean acidification (2011)
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Hardege, J., Rotchell, J., Terschak, J., & Greenway, G. (2011). Analytical challenges and the development of biomarkers to measure and to monitor the effects of ocean acidification. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 30(8), (1320-1326). doi:10.1016/j.trac.2011.07.004. ISSN 0165-9936

Changing ocean-carbonate chemistry caused by oceanic uptake of anthropogenic atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to the formation of carbonic acid, thus lowering the pH of the sea with predictions of a decrease from current levels at 8.15 to 7.82 by the... Read More

Biological responses to contaminants in the Humber Estuary: disentangling complex relationships (2011)
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García-Alonso, J., Greenway, G. M., Munshi, A., Gómez, J., Knight, A. W., Hardege, J. D., …Elliott, M. (2011). Biological responses to contaminants in the Humber Estuary: disentangling complex relationships. Marine environmental research, 71(4), (295-303). doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2011.02.004. ISSN 0141-1136

Due to the ecological importance of estuaries, it is necessary to understand the biological effects that potentially toxic contaminants induce in bioindicator species. A key aspect is whether effects at lower levels of biological organisation transfe... Read More

Design and synthesis of polymetallic nanoparticles and their catalytic applications (2010)
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Ibhadon, A. O., Yue, Y., & Greenway, G. M. (2011). Design and synthesis of polymetallic nanoparticles and their catalytic applications. Materials letters, 65(4), (602-605). doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2010.11.011. ISSN 0167-577X

High-temperature hydrogen reduction reactions enable the synthesis and processing of binary metal oxide composite nanoparticles starting from titanium, ruthenium, and silicon, while the use of a surface modifier and an organic surfactant enables the... Read More

Microfluidic synthesis of silica nanoparticles using polyethylenimine polymers (2010)
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He, P., Greenway, G., & Haswell, S. J. (2011). Microfluidic synthesis of silica nanoparticles using polyethylenimine polymers. Chemical Engineering Journal, 167(2-3), (694-699). doi:10.1016/j.cej.2010.08.079. ISSN 1385-8947

A microfluidic reactor system for the synthesis of silica nanoparticles has been developed from commercially available ETFE tubing (0.17-1.0 mm diameter) connected in series to support the hydrolysis, nucleation and particle growth based on a sol-gel... Read More