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Luminescent silica mesoparticles for protein transduction (2018)
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Vorotnikov, Y. A., Pozmogova, T. N., Solovieva, A. O., Miroshnichenko, S. M., Vorontsova, E. V., Shestopalova, L. V., …Efremova, O. A. (2019). Luminescent silica mesoparticles for protein transduction. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 96, 530-538. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2018.11.056

Unlike silica nanoparticles, the potential of silica mesoparticles (SMPs) (i.e. particles of submicron size) for biological applications in particular the in vitro (let alone in vivo) cellular delivery of biological cargo has so far not been sufficie... Read More

From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis (2018)
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Svezhentseva, E. V., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Solovieva, A. O., Pozmogova, T. N., Eltsov, I. V., Ivanov, A. A., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2018). From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(68), 17915-17920. doi:10.1002/chem.201804663

Octahedral molybdenum and tungsten clusters have potential biological applications in photodynamic therapy and bioimaging. However, poor solubility and hydrolysis stability of these compounds hinder their application. The first water-soluble photolum... Read More

Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity (2018)
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Chen, L., Vivier, E., Eling, C. J., Babra, T. S., Bouillard, J. S. G., Adawi, A. M., …Greenland, B. W. (2018). Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity. Synthetic Metals, 241, 31-38. doi:10.1016/j.synthmet.2018.03.019

© 2018 An iterative synthesis has been used to produce conjugated, monodisperse, viologen-based aromatic oligomers containing up to 12 aromatic/heterocyclic rings. The methoxy-substituted oligomers were soluble in common organic solvents and could be... Read More

23-electron octahedral molybdenum cluster complex [{Mo 6 I 8 }Cl 6 ] – (2017)
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Syrokvashin, M. M., Vorotnikova, N. A., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Novozhilov, I. N., Syrokvashin, M. М., Nadolinny, V. A., …Efremova, O. A. (2018). 23-electron octahedral molybdenum cluster complex [{Mo 6 I 8 }Cl 6 ] –. Inorganic chemistry, 57(2), doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02760. ISSN 0020-1669

Photoactive transition metal compounds that are prone to reversible redox reactions are important for myriad applications, including catalysis, optoelectronics and sensing. This article describes chemical and electro-chemical methods to prepare clust... Read More

A comparative study of hydrophilic phosphine hexanuclear rhenium cluster complexes’ toxicity (2017)
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Krasilnikova, A. A., Solovieva, A. O., Ivanov, A. A., Brylev, K. A., Pozmogova, T. N., Gulyaeva, M. A., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2017). A comparative study of hydrophilic phosphine hexanuclear rhenium cluster complexes’ toxicity. Toxicology Research, 6(4), 554-560. doi:10.1039/c7tx00083a

Octahedral rhenium cluster compound Na2H8[{Re6Se8}(P(C2H4CONH2)(C2H4COO)2)6] has recently emerged as a very promising X-ray contrast agent for biomedical applications. However, the synthesis of this compound is rather challenging due to difficulty to... Read More

Hexaazide octahedral molybdenum cluster complexes: synthesis, properties and the evidence of hydrolysis (2016)
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Vorotnikov, Y. A., Efremova, O. A., Novozhilov, I. N., Yanshole, V. V., Kuratieva, N. V., Brylev, K. A., …Yanshole, V. (2017). Hexaazide octahedral molybdenum cluster complexes: synthesis, properties and the evidence of hydrolysis. Journal of molecular structure, 1134, (237-243). doi:10.1016/j.molstruc.2016.12.052. ISSN 0022-2860

This article reports the synthesis, crystal structure of new molybdenum hexaazide cluster complex (ⁿBu₄N)₂[{Mo₆I₈}(N₃)₆] (3) and comparison of its photophysical and electrochemical properties to those of earlier reported analogues (ⁿBu₄N)₂[{M₆X₈}(N₃)... Read More

Octahedral molybdenum cluster complexes with aromatic sulfonate ligands (2016)
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Efremova, O. A., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Brylev, K. A., Vorotnikova, N. A., Novozhilov, I. N., Kuratieva, N. V., …Sutherland, A. J. (2016). Octahedral molybdenum cluster complexes with aromatic sulfonate ligands. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 45(39), (15427-15435). doi:10.1039/c6dt02863b. ISSN 1477-9226

This article describes the synthesis, structures and systematic study of the spectroscopic and redox properties of a series of octahedral molybdenum metal cluster complexes with aromatic sulfonate ligands (ⁿBu₄N)₂[{Mo₆X₈}(OTs)₆] and (ⁿBu₄N)₂[{Mo₆X₈}(... Read More

Design, synthesis and RAFT polymerisation of a quinoline-based monomer for use in metal-binding composite microfibers (2016)
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Efremova, O., Isakova, A., Lüer, L., Pullan, N., & Topham, P. D. (2016). Design, synthesis and RAFT polymerisation of a quinoline-based monomer for use in metal-binding composite microfibers. RSC advances, 6(8), (6598-6606). doi:10.1039/c5ra25551a. ISSN 2046-2069

Metal-binding polymer fibres have attracted major attention for diverse applications in membranes for metal sequestration from waste waters, non-woven wound dressings, matrices for photocatalysis, and many more. This paper reports the design and synt... Read More