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Effect of Inorganic Ions on Pyrite Catalyzed Fenton Reaction (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Escobar Castillo, M., Gad-Allah, T. A., Ali, M. E. M., Salem, A. H., Khalil, A. S., Francesconi, M. G., & Lupascu, D. C. (2018). Effect of Inorganic Ions on Pyrite Catalyzed Fenton Reaction. doi:10.11159/icepr18.145

Industrial wastewaters contain not only organic pollutants but also considerable amounts of inorganic ions that may affect the efficiency of wastewater remediation processes. Thus, it is important to study the influence of such ions in the respective... Read More

Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, N. E., Burnett, C. A., Salamon, S., Landers, J., Wende, H., Lazzarini, L., …Francesconi, M. G. (2018). Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6(22), (3665-3673). doi:10.1039/c8tb00360b. ISSN 2050-7518

Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONs) are being actively researched and experimented with as contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as image-directed delivery of therapeutics. The efficiency of an MRI contrast agent can be described... Read More

Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites (2017)
Journal Article
Kelly, S., Kornherr, A., Alahmadi, N. S., Betts, J. W., Francesconi, M. G., Prior, T. J., …Kornherr, A. (2016). Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites. RSC advances, 7(32), (20020-20026). doi:10.1039/c7ra00920h. ISSN 2046-2069

© 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

Structure and electronic properties of the quasi-one-dimensional Ba₂Co₁₋ₓZnₓS₃ series (2016)
Journal Article
Harrison, M. R., Lebedev, O. I., Harrison, M. R., Maignan, A., Hardy, V., Lebedev, O. L., …Francesconi, M. G. (2017). Structure and electronic properties of the quasi-one-dimensional Ba₂Co₁₋ₓZnₓS₃ series. Inorganic chemistry, 56(1), (213-223). doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02014. ISSN 0020-1669

This work focuses on the structure and physical properties of the solid solution Ba₂Co₁₋ₓZnₓS₃ (0 ≤ x ≤ 1), a family of quasi-one-dimensional sulfides with end members Ba₂CoS₃ and Ba₂ZnS₃. The structure of selected compounds with increasing Zn²⁺ cont... Read More

Structural classification of quasi-one-dimensional ternary nitrides (2016)
Journal Article
Headspith, D., & Francesconi, M. G. (2016). Structural classification of quasi-one-dimensional ternary nitrides. Inorganics, 4(4), doi:10.3390/inorganics4040037. ISSN 2304-6740

This review focuses on the crystal structural features of ternary (mixed-metal) quasi-one-dimensional nitrides i.e., nitrides containing (cation-³⁻) coordination polyhedra sharing either corners, edges, or faces, arranged in linear chains, and interc... Read More

Doping of inorganic materials in microreactors – preparation of Zn doped Fe₃O₄ nanoparticles (2015)
Journal Article
Simmons, M. D., Jones, N., Evans, D. J., Wiles, C., Watts, P., Salamon, S., …Francesconi, M. G. (2015). Doping of inorganic materials in microreactors – preparation of Zn doped Fe₃O₄ nanoparticles. Lab on a chip, 15(15), (3154-3162). doi:10.1039/c5lc00287g. ISSN 1473-0197

Microreactor systems are now used more and more for the continuous production of metal nanoparticles and metal oxide nanoparticles owing to the controllability of the particle size, an important property in many applications. Here, for the first time... Read More

Direct amine-functionalisation of γ-Fe2O3nanoparticles (2014)
Journal Article
Manerova, J., Rocher, V., Evans, D. J., Francesconi, M. G., Francesconi, M. G., Kinnear, M., & Manerova, J. (2014). Direct amine-functionalisation of γ-Fe2O3nanoparticles. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 43(7), (2948-2952). doi:10.1039/c3dt52386a. ISSN 1477-9226

A novel and simple preparation of amine-modified γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles is described. The presence of amine groups on the surface, instead of hydroxyl groups, will allow conjugation of biologically active molecules to the iron oxide nanoparticles with... Read More

Modification of the anion sublattice in metal nitrides (2013)
Journal Article
Headspith, D., Francesconi, M., Prior, T., Headspith, D. A., & Francesconi, M. G. (2013). Modification of the anion sublattice in metal nitrides. Coordination chemistry reviews, 257(13-14), (1970-1977). doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2013.01.033. ISSN 0010-8545

The main goal of solid-state chemistry is the synthesis and characterisation of new compounds with technologically exploitable properties. To this aim, one established chemical route is the modification of known inorganic materials, in most cases oxi... Read More

Using high pressure to prepare polymorphs of the Ba2Co1-xZnxS3(0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0) compounds (2011)
Journal Article
Headspith, D. A., Francesconi, M. G., Calestani, G., Gilioli, E., Harrison, M. R., Mezzadri, F., & Migliori, A. (2012). Using high pressure to prepare polymorphs of the Ba2Co1-xZnxS3(0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0) compounds. Inorganic chemistry, 51(1), 397-404. doi:10.1021/ic201773e

In this work, high pressure was used as a tool to induce structural transition and prepare metastable polymorphs of ternary sulfides. Structural transformations under high pressure of compounds belonging to the Ba 2 Co 1-x Zn x S 3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0) seri... Read More

Investigation of the stability of Co-doped apatite ionic conductors in NH3 (2010)
Journal Article
Headspith, D. A., Orera, A., Slater, P. R., Young, N. A., Francesconi, M. G., Francesconi, G., …Young, N. (2010). Investigation of the stability of Co-doped apatite ionic conductors in NH3. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 183(12), (2746-2758). doi:10.1016/j.jssc.2010.08.033. ISSN 0022-4596

Hydrogen powered solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are of enormous interest as devices for the efficient and clean production of electrical energy. However, a number of problems linked to hydrogen production, storage and transportation are slowing down... Read More

Synthesis and characterisation of the quaternary nitride-fluoride Ce2MnN3F2-δ (2009)
Journal Article
Headspith, D. A., Sullivan, E., Greaves, C., & Francesconi, M. G. (2009). Synthesis and characterisation of the quaternary nitride-fluoride Ce2MnN3F2-δ. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, (9273-9279). doi:10.1039/b908591b. ISSN 1477-9226

Ce 2 MnN 3 F 2-δ has been synthesised via low-temperature fluorination of the ternary nitride Ce 2 MnN 3 . To the best of our knowledge, Ce 2 MnN 3 F 2-δ is the first quaternary nitride-fluoride to be reported. The reaction of Ce 2 MnN 3 with 10% F 2... Read More

Increase in magnetoresistivity in Ba2CoS3 via Zn2+/Co2+substitution (2009)
Journal Article
Harrison, M. R., Hardy, V., Maignan, A., & Francesconi, M. G. (2009). Increase in magnetoresistivity in Ba2CoS3 via Zn2+/Co2+substitution. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, (2214-2216). doi:10.1039/b817363j. ISSN 1359-7345

We report an increase of negative magnetoresistivity from 1.7% to 9% in the Ba2Co0.5Zn0.5S3 series (0 <= x <= 0.5), derived from Zn2+/Co2+ substitution in Ba2CoS3; Zn2+ substitution destroys the one-dimensional antiferromagnetic ordering typica... Read More