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Detection of the pesticide dodine using a cucurbit[10]uril-based fluorescent probe (2021)
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Lian, C., Xu, W., Luo, Y., Zhu, X., Fan, Y., Redshaw, C., …Xiao, X. (2021). Detection of the pesticide dodine using a cucurbit[10]uril-based fluorescent probe. Microchemical journal, 167, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2021.106309

In this contribution, a new fluorescent probe is presented which is capable of the selective recognition and determination of dodine (DD) from amongst 14 different pesticides. The system utilizes a simple guest-replacement mechanism, which allows for... Read More about Detection of the pesticide dodine using a cucurbit[10]uril-based fluorescent probe.

Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications (2021)
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Yang, D., Liu, M., Xiao, X., Tao, Z., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications. Coordination chemistry reviews, 434, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2020.213733

In recent years, cucurbit[n]urils (CB[n] or Q[n]s) have attracted considerable attention on account of their unique structural and host–guest binding properties. In this review, we provide an overview of their self-assembly into polymeric species via... Read More about Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications.

Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050 (2020)
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Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Aslansefat, K., Zhao, X., Sadati, S., Badiei, A., Xiao, X., …Ma, X. (2021). Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050. Applied energy, 281, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116062

The empirical success of the Artificial Intelligence (AI), has enhanced importance of the transparency in black box Machine Learning (ML) models. This study pioneers in developing an explainable and interpretable Deep Neural Network (DNN) model for a... Read More about Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050.

Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride (2020)
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Xu, W., Feng, H., Zhao, W., Huang, C., Redshaw, C., Tao, Z., & Xiao, X. (2020). Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1135, 142-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2020.09.028

A new fluorescent chemosensor comprised of cucurbit[8]uril (Q[8]) and acridine hydrochloride (AC) has been designed and utilized for the recognition of amino acids. The AC was encapsulated by the Q[8] cavity and formed a 1:2 host-guest inclusion comp... Read More about Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride.

A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century (2020)
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Badiei, A., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Zhao, X., Shittu, S., Xiao, X., Li, J., …Li, G. (2020). A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 132, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110132

This paper presents a comprehensive review on developments and advances of Solar Assisted Heat Pump technology reported in 21st century. Combination of thermal and photovoltaic solar collectors with heat pumps has been widely used in recent decades f... Read More about A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century.

A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts (2020)
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Xu, W., Zhu, X., Bian, B., Xiao, X., Tao, Z., & Redshaw, C. (2020). A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts. Chemistry, 2(2), 262-273. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemistry2020017

The interaction between cucurbit[7]uril (Q[7]) and a series of 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts bearing aliphatic substituents at the pyridinium nitrogen, namely 4-(C4H8N)C5H5NRBr, where R = H (C0), Et (C2), n-butyl (C4), n-hexyl (C6), has been studied... Read More about A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts.

A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins (2020)
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Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Badiei, A., Zhao, X., Aslansefat, K., Xiao, X., Shittu, S., & Ma, X. (2020). A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins. Energy Conversion and Management, 211, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112772

This study is pioneered in developing digital twins using Feed-forward Neural Network (FFNN) and multi objective evolutionary optimization (MOEO) using Genetic Algorithm (GA) for a counter-flow Dew Point Cooler with a novel Guideless Irregular Heat a... Read More about A constraint multi-objective evolutionary optimization of a state-of-the-art dew point cooler using digital twins.

Transient and non-uniform heat flux effect on solar thermoelectric generator with phase change material (2020)
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Shittu, S., Li, G., Xuan, Q., Xiao, X., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Akhlaghi, Y. G. (2020). Transient and non-uniform heat flux effect on solar thermoelectric generator with phase change material. Applied thermal engineering, 173, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2020.115206

Transient and non-uniform heat flux from solar concentrators can affect the performance of solar thermoelectric generators, which generate electricity from concentrated solar radiation. Therefore, this paper presents a detailed three-dimensional stud... Read More about Transient and non-uniform heat flux effect on solar thermoelectric generator with phase change material.

Supramolecular assemblies controlled by cucurbit[: N] uril size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10) (2020)
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Dalgarno, S. J., Xu, W., De Ng, X., Xiao, X., Bian, B., Chen, Q., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular assemblies controlled by cucurbit[: N] uril size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 44(11), 4311-4318. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nj00087f

This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. A benzyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salt (G) with multiple active sites including benzyl, pyridinium and pyrrole groups has been synthesiz... Read More about Supramolecular assemblies controlled by cucurbit[: N] uril size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10).

A fluorescent probe based on cucurbit[7]uril for the selective recognition of phenylalanine (2020)
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Shan, P. H., Kan, J. L., Deng, X. Y., Redshaw, C., Bian, B., Fan, Y., …Xiao, X. (2020). A fluorescent probe based on cucurbit[7]uril for the selective recognition of phenylalanine. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 233, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2020.118177

© 2020 Elsevier B.V. Herein we describe a simple fluorescence quenching method for the selective recognition and determination of the amino acid phenylalanine (Phe). The use of 1H NMR spectroscopy revealed that the alkaloid palmatine (PAL) can encaps... Read More about A fluorescent probe based on cucurbit[7]uril for the selective recognition of phenylalanine.

Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite (2019)
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Xiao, X., Jia, H., Wen, D., & Zhao, X. (2020). Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite. Energy, 192, 116593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116593

HITEC salt (40 wt. % NaNO2, 7 wt. % NaNO3, 53 wt. % KNO3) with a melting temperature of about 142 °C is a typical phase change material (PCM) for solar energy storage. Both aluminum oxide (Al2O3) nanopowder and metal foam were used to enhance pure HI... Read More about Thermal performance analysis of a solar energy storage unit encapsulated with HITEC salt/copper foam/nanoparticles composite.

Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7) (2019)
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Xiao, Z., Zhou, Y., Xu, W., Prior, T. J., Bian, B., Redshaw, C., …Xiao, X. (2019). Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 43(37), 14938-14943 . https://doi.org/10.1039/c9nj03254a

The interaction between the cucuribit[n]urils (Q[n]), where n = 6 or 7, and the guest N,N/-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine (G) has been studied in aqueous solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy, electronic absorption spectroscopy and Is... Read More about Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7).

Investigation of bubble behavior with phase change under the effect of noncondensable gas (2019)
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Jia, H., Xiao, X., & Kang, Y. (2019). Investigation of bubble behavior with phase change under the effect of noncondensable gas. Chemical engineering science, 207, 631-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2019.07.003

An Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian based numerical method is proposed to study the phase change bubble under the effect of noncondensable gas (NCG). In order to validate the underlying mathematical model, benchmark tests, including the bubble growth in... Read More about Investigation of bubble behavior with phase change under the effect of noncondensable gas.

Rheological Characteristics of Molten Salt Seeded with Al2O3 Nanopowder and Graphene for Concentrated Solar Power (2019)
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Xiao, X., Zhang, G., Ding, Y., & Wen, D. (2019). Rheological Characteristics of Molten Salt Seeded with Al2O3 Nanopowder and Graphene for Concentrated Solar Power. Energies, 12(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/en12030467

HITEC salt (NaNO2-NaO3-KNO3) and solar salt (NaO3-KNO3) are typical molten salts used in concentrated solar power. Adding nanoparticles is an effective method to improve the thermo-physical properties of pure salt. It is indispensable to experimental... Read More about Rheological Characteristics of Molten Salt Seeded with Al2O3 Nanopowder and Graphene for Concentrated Solar Power.