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Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals (2020)
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Binks, B. P., & Shi, H. (in press). Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids,

Aqueous foams are used extensively in many fields and anionic surfactants are commonly used foaming agents. However, potential trouble may arise when they are utilized in hard water areas and/or at low temperatures. Anionic surfactants, like sodium d... Read More about Aqueous foams in the presence of surfactant crystals.

Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology (2020)
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Binks, B. P., Saha, S., & Garbin, V. (in press). Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology. Rheologica acta,

Oleofoams are dispersions of gas bubbles in a continuous oil phase and can be stabilised by crystals of fatty acids or waxes adsorbing at the oil-air interface. Because excess crystals in the continuous phase form an oleogel, an effect of the bulk rh... Read More about Stability of bubbles in wax-based oleofoams: decoupling the effects of bulk oleogel rheology and interfacial rheology.

Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications (2020)
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Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2020). Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3(1), 440-451. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.9b02045

We explored the factors and mechanisms of the anti-yeast and anti-algal effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) coated with zinc sulfide (ZnS), silica (SiO2), poly(sodium 4-styrene sulfonate) sodium salt (PSS) and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (... Read More about Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications.

"Ghost" silica nanoparticles of "host"-inherited antibacterial action (2019)
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Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). "Ghost" silica nanoparticles of "host"-inherited antibacterial action. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(42), 38519−38530. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b14403

Copyright © 2019 American Chemical Society. We fabricated surface-rough mesoporous silica nanoparticles ("ghost" SiO2NPs) by using composite mesoporous copper oxide nanoparticles ("host" CuONPs) as templates, which allowed us to mimic their surface m... Read More about "Ghost" silica nanoparticles of "host"-inherited antibacterial action.

Octahedral molybdenum cluster as a photoactive antimicrobial additive to a fluoroplastic (2019)
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Vorotnikova, N. A., Alekseev, A. Y., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Evtushok, D. V., Molard, Y., Amela-Cortes, M., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2019). Octahedral molybdenum cluster as a photoactive antimicrobial additive to a fluoroplastic. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 110150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2019.110150

Finding methods that fight bacterial infection or contamination, while minimising our reliance on antibiotics is one of the most pressing needs of this century. Although the utilisation of UV-C light and strong oxidising agents, such as bleach, are s... Read More about Octahedral molybdenum cluster as a photoactive antimicrobial additive to a fluoroplastic.

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).

Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle (2019)
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Wang, K., Prior, T. J., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 55(75), 11279-11282. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cc04494a

Homo-dinuclear Co and Zn complexes derived from the macrocycle LH2, {[2-(OH)-5-(R)-C6H2-1,3-(CH)2][CH2CH2(2-C6H4N)2]}2 (R = Me, tBu), revealed near inactivity for the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of the cyclic esters δ-valerolactone (δ-VL) and ϵ... Read More about Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle.

Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates (2019)
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Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Nigam, S., Brookfield, A., McInnes, E. J., Prior, T. J., Archibald, S. J., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates. Polyhedron, 171, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.06.051

The interaction of [VO(acac)2] with 2,6-bis(hydroxymethyl)-4-methylphenol (L1H3) or 6,6/-methylenebis(4-tert-butyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)phenol) (L2H4) in refluxing toluene afforded, following work-up in ethanol, the complexes [VOL1]2 (1) and {[VO(acac)(H... Read More about Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates.

Three-coordinate iron(II) expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbene complexes (2016)
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Dunsford, J. J., Evans, D. J., Pugh, T., Shah, S. N., Chilton, N. F., & Ingleson, M. J. (2016). Three-coordinate iron(II) expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbene complexes. Organometallics, 35(8), 1098-1106. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00121

A sterically demanding seven-membered expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligand allows access to rare examples of three-coordinate iron(II)-NHC complexes incorporating only halide coligands of the general formula [Fe(NHC)X 2 ] (NHC = 7-DiPP;... Read More about Three-coordinate iron(II) expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbene complexes.

A reversible and visible colorimetric/fluorescent chemosensor for Al³⁺+ and F⁻ ions with a Large Stoke's shift (2014)
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Redshaw, C., Li, J., Mu, L., Wei, G., Zeng, X., & Zhao, Y. (2014). A reversible and visible colorimetric/fluorescent chemosensor for Al³⁺+ and F⁻ ions with a Large Stoke's shift. Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, 204(December), 450-458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2014.07.048

A quinoline-vinyl-dihydroxylphenyl linkage comprising a donor-π-bridge-acceptor structural motif, in which the quinoline serves as an electron-withdrawing core, has been synthesized and used as a fluorescent sensor (2) for the recognition of Al³⁺+ an... Read More about A reversible and visible colorimetric/fluorescent chemosensor for Al³⁺+ and F⁻ ions with a Large Stoke's shift.

Phaseguide assisted liquid lamination for magnetic particle-based assays (2014)
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Phurimsak, C., Yildirim, E., Tarn, M. D., Trietsch, S. J., Hankemeier, T., Pamme, N., & Vulto, P. (2014). Phaseguide assisted liquid lamination for magnetic particle-based assays. Lab on a chip, 14(13), 2334-2343. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4lc00139g

We have developed a magnetic particle-based assay platform in which functionalised magnetic particles are transferred sequentially through laminated volumes of reagents and washing buffers. Lamination of aqueous liquids is achieved via the use of pha... Read More about Phaseguide assisted liquid lamination for magnetic particle-based assays.

Synthesis and characterization of 2-(2-benzhydrylnaphthyliminomethyl)pyridylnickel halides: formation of branched polyethylene (2013)
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Yue, E., Xing, Q., Zhang, L., Shi, Q., Cao, X., Wang, L., …Sun, W. (2014). Synthesis and characterization of 2-(2-benzhydrylnaphthyliminomethyl)pyridylnickel halides: formation of branched polyethylene. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 43(8), 3339-3346. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3dt53205d

A series of 2-(2-benzhydrylnaphthyliminomethyl)pyridine derivatives (L1–L3) was prepared and used to synthesize the corresponding bis-ligated nickel(II) halide complexes (Ni1–Ni6) in good yield. The molecular structures of representative complexes, n... Read More about Synthesis and characterization of 2-(2-benzhydrylnaphthyliminomethyl)pyridylnickel halides: formation of branched polyethylene.

Surface alignment, anchoring transitions, optical properties, and topological defects in the thermotropic nematic phase of organo-siloxane tetrapodes (2013)
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Kim, Y., Senyuk, B., Shin, S., Kohlmeier, A., Mehl, G. H., & Lavrentovich, O. D. (2014). Surface alignment, anchoring transitions, optical properties, and topological defects in the thermotropic nematic phase of organo-siloxane tetrapodes. Molecular crystals and liquid crystals, 540(1), 20-41. https://doi.org/10.1039/C3SM52249K

We address the status of oxadiazole mesogens, C7 and C12, reported to show the biaxial nematic phase, by exploring material aspects (chemical stability, surface anchoring, optical and dielectric properties, topological defects) linked to the type of... Read More about Surface alignment, anchoring transitions, optical properties, and topological defects in the thermotropic nematic phase of organo-siloxane tetrapodes.

Solution-processed bilayer photovoltaic devices with nematic liquid crystals (2013)
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AlKhalifah, M. S., Lei, C., Myers, S. A., O’Neill, M., Kitney, S. P., & Kelly, S. M. (2014). Solution-processed bilayer photovoltaic devices with nematic liquid crystals. Liquid crystals, 41(3), 402-417. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2013.834082

The cross-linking of polymerisable liquid crystalline semiconductors is a promising approach to solution-processable, multilayer, organic photovoltaics. Here we demonstrate an organic bilayer photovoltaic with an insoluble electron-donating layer for... Read More about Solution-processed bilayer photovoltaic devices with nematic liquid crystals.

Pharmacological comparison of novel synthetic fenamate analogues with econazole and 2-APB on the inhibition of TRPM2 channels (2012)
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Zeng, B., Eastmond, S., Elsenussi, S. E., Boa, A. N., Xu, S., Elsenussi, S. E., …Boa, A. (2012). Pharmacological comparison of novel synthetic fenamate analogues with econazole and 2-APB on the inhibition of TRPM2 channels. British Journal of Pharmacology, 167(6), 1232-1243. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-5381.2012.02058.x

BACKGROUND: Fenamate analogues, econazole and 2-APB are inhibitors of TRPM2 channels, which have been used as research tools. However, these compounds have different chemical structures and therapeutic applications. Here we aimed to investigate the p... Read More about Pharmacological comparison of novel synthetic fenamate analogues with econazole and 2-APB on the inhibition of TRPM2 channels.

Silicon imidonitride aerogel exhibiting macro- and meso-dual porosity (2012)
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Rocher, V., Kelly, S. M., & Hector, A. L. (2012). Silicon imidonitride aerogel exhibiting macro- and meso-dual porosity. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 156, 196-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2012.02.041

Porous silicon imidonitride aerogels have been produced by combining a sol-gel process based on [Si(NH2)(NMe2)3] and ammonia that is known for producing xerogels with controlled mesoporosity, with a supercritical drying process using diethylamine to... Read More about Silicon imidonitride aerogel exhibiting macro- and meso-dual porosity.

Mixed-metal one-dimensional sulfides-A class of materials with differences and similarities to oxides (2011)
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Harrison, M. R., & Francesconi, M. G. (2011). Mixed-metal one-dimensional sulfides-A class of materials with differences and similarities to oxides. Coordination chemistry reviews, 255(3-4), 451 - 458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2010.10.008

The higher degree of covalency in the metal-sulfide bond in sulfides compared to the metal-oxide bond in oxides often leads to the breakdown of the ionic model for the description of sulfides, making the two classes of materials rather dissimilar. Th... Read More about Mixed-metal one-dimensional sulfides-A class of materials with differences and similarities to oxides.

Preparation of mesoporous Pd/Si3N4nanocomposites as heterogeneous catalysts via three different chemical routes (2006)
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Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., Young, N. A., Hope, C. N., Beverley, K., Francesconi, M. G., …Lefebvre, F. (2006). Preparation of mesoporous Pd/Si3N4nanocomposites as heterogeneous catalysts via three different chemical routes. Chemistry of materials : a publication of the American Chemical Society, 18(25), 5996-6005. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm061106h

Mesoporous palladium/silicon nitride nanocomposites were prepared via three different chemical routes to generate simultaneous control of the solid-state morphology of the palladium nanoparticles and that of the silicon nitride support at the same ti... Read More about Preparation of mesoporous Pd/Si3N4nanocomposites as heterogeneous catalysts via three different chemical routes.