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Synthesis and analysis of small molecules to restrain the function of tissue factor within tumour cells (2021)
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Adeniran, O. I., Mohammad, M. A., Featherby, S., Maraveyas, A., Boa, A. N., & Ettelaie, C. (2021). Synthesis and analysis of small molecules to restrain the function of tissue factor within tumour cells. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark, 26(10), 752-764. https://doi.org/10.52586/4985

Introduction: The restriction of prolyl-protein cis/trans isomerase 1 (Pin1) activity has been shown to prevent the release of tissue factor (TF) leading to the accumulation of the latter protein within the cell. This study tested the ability of nove... Read More about Synthesis and analysis of small molecules to restrain the function of tissue factor within tumour cells.

Red/Green Tunable-Emission Carbon Nanodots for Smart Visual Precision pH Sensing (2021)
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Zhao, J. L., Luo, Q. Y., Ruan, Q., Chen, K., Liu, C., Redshaw, C., & Jin, Z. (in press). Red/Green Tunable-Emission Carbon Nanodots for Smart Visual Precision pH Sensing. Chemistry of materials : a publication of the American Chemical Society, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01620

The development of novel carbon nanodots (CDs) with excellent optical properties and promising applications is an attractive but a challenging area. Herein, we demonstrate that the fluorescence properties of CDs can be optimized by simple modificatio... Read More about Red/Green Tunable-Emission Carbon Nanodots for Smart Visual Precision pH Sensing.

Mechanistic Insights into Iron-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation and C-C Coupling (2021)
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Brewer, S. M., Schwartz, T. M., Mekhail, M. A., Turan, L. S., Prior, T. J., Hubin, T. J., …Green, K. N. (in press). Mechanistic Insights into Iron-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation and C-C Coupling. Organometallics, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.1c00211

Iron-catalyzed C-C coupling reactions of pyrrole provide a unique alternative to the traditional Pd-catalyzed counterpart. However, many details regarding the actual mechanism remain unknown. A series of macrocyclic iron(III) complexes were used to e... Read More about Mechanistic Insights into Iron-Catalyzed C-H Bond Activation and C-C Coupling.

Host-pathogen adhesion as the basis of innovative diagnostics for emerging pathogens (2021)
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van Belkum, A., Almeida, C., Bardiaux, B., Barrass, S. V., Butcher, S. J., Çaykara, T., …Linke, D. (2021). Host-pathogen adhesion as the basis of innovative diagnostics for emerging pathogens. Diagnostics, 11(7), Article 1259. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11071259

Infectious diseases are an existential health threat, potentiated by emerging and re-emerging viruses and increasing bacterial antibiotic resistance. Targeted treatment of infectious diseases requires precision diagnostics, especially in cases where... Read More about Host-pathogen adhesion as the basis of innovative diagnostics for emerging pathogens.

Deciphering helix assembly in the heliconical nematic phase via tender resonant X-ray scattering (2021)
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Cao, Y., Feng, J., Nallapaneni, A., Arakawa, Y., Zhao, K., Zhang, H., …Liu, F. (2021). Deciphering helix assembly in the heliconical nematic phase via tender resonant X-ray scattering. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 9(31), 10020-10028. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1tc02027g

Being a link between a uniaxial nematic and a chiral nematic, the twist bend nematic (NTB) has been an intriguing topic for research over the last decade as a key to understanding chirality generation. Accurate description and understanding of resona... Read More about Deciphering helix assembly in the heliconical nematic phase via tender resonant X-ray scattering.

Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device (2021)
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Jaafar, A. H., Al Chawa, M. M., Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., Picos, R., Tetzlaff, R., & Kemp, N. T. (2021). Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 125(27), 14965–14973. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c02799

Modulation of resistive switching memory by light opens the route to new optoelectronic devices that can be controlled both optically and electronically. Applications include integrated circuits with memory elements switchable by light and neuromorph... Read More about Polymer/TiO2Nanorod Nanocomposite Optical Memristor Device.

A highly selective turn-on fluorescent probe for the detection of zinc (2021)
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Shen, L. Y., Chen, X. L., Yang, X. J., Xu, H., Huang, Y. L., Zhang, X., …Zhang, Q. L. (2021). A highly selective turn-on fluorescent probe for the detection of zinc. Molecules, 26(13), Article 3825. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26133825

A novel turn-on fluorescence probe L has been designed that exhibits high selectivity and sensitivity with a detection limit of 9.53 × 10−8 mol/L for the quantification of Zn2+ .1H-NMR spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveal... Read More about A highly selective turn-on fluorescent probe for the detection of zinc.

A lab-on-a-chip platform for integrated extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in resource-limited settings (2021)
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Rodriguez-Mateos, P., Ngamsom, B., Walter, C., Dyer, C. E., Gitaka, J., Iles, A., & Pamme, N. (2021). A lab-on-a-chip platform for integrated extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in resource-limited settings. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1177, Article 338758. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2021.338758

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the unprecedented global pandemic of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Efforts are needed to develop rapid and accurate diagnostic tools for extensive testing, allowing for ef... Read More about A lab-on-a-chip platform for integrated extraction and detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in resource-limited settings.

Dynamic Coordination between a Triphenylamine-Functionalized Salicylaldehyde Schiff Base and a Copper(II) Ion (2021)
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Zhang, X., Wu, S. T., Yang, X. J., Shen, L. Y., Huang, Y. L., Xu, H., …Feng, X. (2021). Dynamic Coordination between a Triphenylamine-Functionalized Salicylaldehyde Schiff Base and a Copper(II) Ion. Inorganic chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c00523

The coordination between a ligand and a metal is a spontaneous and uncontrollable process. In this Article, we successfully observe the formation of metal coordination in a triphenylamine-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff base with a copper(II) i... Read More about Dynamic Coordination between a Triphenylamine-Functionalized Salicylaldehyde Schiff Base and a Copper(II) Ion.

Scandium calix[n]arenes (n= 4, 6, 8): structural, cytotoxicity and ring opening polymerization studies (2021)
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Alshamrani, A. F., Santoro, O., Prior, T. J., Alamri, M. A., Stasiuk, G. J., Elsegood, M. R. J., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Scandium calix[n]arenes (n= 4, 6, 8): structural, cytotoxicity and ring opening polymerization studies. Dalton Transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry, 50(24), 8302-8306. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1dt01330k

Interaction of [Sc(OR)3] (R = iPr or triflate) with p-tert-butylcalix[n]arenes, where n = 4, 6, or 8, affords a number of intriguing structural motifs, which are relatively non-toxic (cytotoxicity evaluated against cell lines HCT116 and HT-29) and a... Read More about Scandium calix[n]arenes (n= 4, 6, 8): structural, cytotoxicity and ring opening polymerization studies.

The beauty of twist-bend nematic phase: Fast switching domains, first order fréedericksz transition and a hierarchy of structures (2021)
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Panov, V. P., Song, J. K., Mehl, G. H., & Vij, J. K. (2021). The beauty of twist-bend nematic phase: Fast switching domains, first order fréedericksz transition and a hierarchy of structures. Crystals, 11(6), 621. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst11060621

The twist-bend nematic phase (NTB) exhibits a complicated hierarchy of structures responsible for several intriguing properties presented here. These are: the observation of a fast electrooptic response, the exhibition of a large electroclinic effect... Read More about The beauty of twist-bend nematic phase: Fast switching domains, first order fréedericksz transition and a hierarchy of structures.

Inertial focusing of microparticles, bacteria, and blood in serpentine glass channels (2021)
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Rodriguez-Mateos, P., Ngamsom, B., Dyer, C. E., Iles, A., & Pamme, N. (in press). Inertial focusing of microparticles, bacteria, and blood in serpentine glass channels. ELECTROPHORESIS, https://doi.org/10.1002/elps.202100083

Early detection of pathogenic microorganisms is pivotal to diagnosis and prevention of health and safety crises. Standard methods for pathogen detection often rely on lengthy culturing procedures, confirmed by biochemical assays, leading to >24 h for... Read More about Inertial focusing of microparticles, bacteria, and blood in serpentine glass channels.

An Air-Stable Organic Radical from a Controllable Photoinduced Domino Reaction of a Hexa-aryl Substituted Anthracene (2021)
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Mao, X., Zhang, J., Wang, X., Zhang, H., Wei, P., Sung, H. H. Y., …Tang, B. Z. (2021). An Air-Stable Organic Radical from a Controllable Photoinduced Domino Reaction of a Hexa-aryl Substituted Anthracene. Journal of Organic Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.1c00233

Air-stable organic radicals and radical ions have attracted great attention for their far-reaching application ranging from bioimaging to organic electronics. However, because of the highly reactive nature of organic radicals, the design and synthesi... Read More about An Air-Stable Organic Radical from a Controllable Photoinduced Domino Reaction of a Hexa-aryl Substituted Anthracene.

A 1-hydroxy-2,4-diformylnaphthalene-based fluorescent probe and its detection of sulfites/bisulfite (2021)
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Shi, Q., Shen, L. Y., Xu, H., Wang, Z. Y., Yang, X. J., Huang, Y. L., …Zhang, Q. L. (2021). A 1-hydroxy-2,4-diformylnaphthalene-based fluorescent probe and its detection of sulfites/bisulfite. Molecules, 26(11), Article 3064. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26113064

A novel 1-hydroxy-2,4-diformylnaphthalene-based fluorescent probe L was synthesized by a Knoevenagel reaction and exhibited excellent sensitivity and selectivity towards sulfite ions (SO32−) and bisulfite ions (HSO3−). The detection limits of the pro... Read More about A 1-hydroxy-2,4-diformylnaphthalene-based fluorescent probe and its detection of sulfites/bisulfite.

Pyrene-fused hexaarylbenzene luminogens: Synthesis, characterization, and aggregation-induced emission enhancement (2021)
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Wang, C. Z., Yu, Z. D., Zhao, W. X., Yang, K., Noda, Y., Zhao, Y., …Yamato, T. (2021). Pyrene-fused hexaarylbenzene luminogens: Synthesis, characterization, and aggregation-induced emission enhancement. Dyes and pigments : an international journal, 192, Article 109452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.109452

Six novel pyrene-fused hexaarylbenzene derivatives (3a-f) were designed, synthesized, and characterized, which exhibited aggregation-induced emission enhancement (AIEE) in the aggregated state by means of THF/H2O mixtures. Techniques such as theoreti... Read More about Pyrene-fused hexaarylbenzene luminogens: Synthesis, characterization, and aggregation-induced emission enhancement.

Biofilm-Infected Human Clusteroid Three-Dimensional Coculture Platform to Replace Animal Models in Testing Antimicrobial Nanotechnologies (2021)
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Wang, A., Weldrick, P., Madden, L., & Paunov, V. N. (in press). Biofilm-Infected Human Clusteroid Three-Dimensional Coculture Platform to Replace Animal Models in Testing Antimicrobial Nanotechnologies. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c02679

Microbial biofilms are a major concern in wound care, implant devices, and organ infections. Biofilms allow higher tolerance to antibacterial drugs, can impair wound healing, and potentially lead to sepsis. There has been a recent focus on developing... Read More about Biofilm-Infected Human Clusteroid Three-Dimensional Coculture Platform to Replace Animal Models in Testing Antimicrobial Nanotechnologies.

Coordination chemistry of [2 + 2] Schiff-base macrocycles derived from the dianilines [(2-NH2C6H4)2X] (X = CH2CH2, O): structural studies and ROP capability towards cyclic esters (2021)
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Wang, K., Prior, T. J., Hughes, D. L., Arbaoui, A., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Coordination chemistry of [2 + 2] Schiff-base macrocycles derived from the dianilines [(2-NH2C6H4)2X] (X = CH2CH2, O): structural studies and ROP capability towards cyclic esters. Dalton Transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry, 50(23), 8057-8069. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1dt00711d

Reaction of the [2 + 2] Schiff-base macrocycles {[2-(OH)-5-(R)-C6H2-1,3-(CH)2][CH2CH2(2-C6H4N)2]}2(R = Me, L1H2;tBu, L2H2) with FeBr2afforded the complexes [FeBr(L1H2)]2[(FeBr3)2O]·2MeCN (1·2MeCN), [FeBr(L2H2)][X] (X = 0.5(FeBr3)2O,2·0.5MeCN, X = Br,... Read More about Coordination chemistry of [2 + 2] Schiff-base macrocycles derived from the dianilines [(2-NH2C6H4)2X] (X = CH2CH2, O): structural studies and ROP capability towards cyclic esters.

New Quinoxaline-Based Blue Emitters: Molecular Structures, Aggregation-Induced Enhanced Emission Characteristics and OLED Application (2021)
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Mao, X., Xie, F., Wang, X., Wang, Q., Qiu, Z., Elsegood, M. R. J., …Chen, Q. (in press). New Quinoxaline-Based Blue Emitters: Molecular Structures, Aggregation-Induced Enhanced Emission Characteristics and OLED Application. Chinese Journal of Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1002/cjoc.202100157

Three new deep blue light emitters, bearing quinoxaline with different substituents (biphenyl/pyrene) at the 1- or 2-position, were synthesized by a Pd-catalysed coupling reaction in high yields, and were fully characterized by 1H/13C NMR spectroscop... Read More about New Quinoxaline-Based Blue Emitters: Molecular Structures, Aggregation-Induced Enhanced Emission Characteristics and OLED Application.

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, Article 106309. 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.