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Supramolecular Chemistry of Substituted Cucurbit[n]urils (2020)
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Lin, R. L., Liu, J., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular Chemistry of Substituted Cucurbit[n]urils. Inorganic chemistry frontiers an international journal of inorganic chemistry / Royal Society of Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0qi00529k

Since the first example of substituted cucurbit[n]urils (Q[n]), decamethylcucurbit[5]uril (Me10Q[5]), was reported in 1992, numerous substituted Q[n]s have been synthesized and studied. In this review article, we focuses on the recognition properties... Read More about Supramolecular Chemistry of Substituted Cucurbit[n]urils.

Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters (2020)
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Santoro, O., Zhang, X., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters. Catalysts, 10(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10070800

This review describes the recent advances (from 2008 onwards) in the use of Schiff-base metal complexes as catalysts for the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters. The synthesis and structure of the metal complexes, as well as all aspect... Read More about Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters.

Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil (2020)
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Thomasson, M. J., Diego-Taboada, A., Barrier, S., Martin-Guyout, J., Amedjou, E., Atkin, S. L., …Mackenzie, G. (2020). Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil. Industrial Crops and Products, 154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2020.112714

In recent years the use of natural antioxidants in foodstuffs and personal care products has become increasingly important for consumers and therefore manufacturers. In this work, sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs), extracted from spores of the com... Read More about Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil.

Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos (2020)
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Arabeyyat, Z. H., Al-Awady, M. J., Greenway, G. M., Paunov, V., & Rotchell, J. M. (2020). Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. SN Applied Sciences, 2(7), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-3137-x

We investigated the effects of short-term exposure of bare TiO2NPs and polyelectrolyte-coated TiO2NPs in the 5-25 nm size range, at relatively high concentrations (of 500 and 1000 mg/L) under light or dark conditions, in D. rerio embryos. The biologi... Read More about Toxicity of polyelectrolyte-functionalized titania nanoparticles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos.

The role of whole genome sequencing in characterizing the mechanism of action of para-aminosalicylic acid and its resistance (2020)
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Satta, G., Witney, A. A., Begum, N., Ortiz Canseco, J., Boa, A. N., & McHugh, T. D. (in press). The role of whole genome sequencing in characterizing the mechanism of action of para-aminosalicylic acid and its resistance. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, https://doi.org/10.1128/aac.00675-20

Para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) remains one of the drugs of last resort for the treatment of tuberculosis, but its mechanism of action is not completely understood yet. The main aim of this project was to identify new potential mechanisms of action an... Read More about The role of whole genome sequencing in characterizing the mechanism of action of para-aminosalicylic acid and its resistance.

A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells (2020)
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Xu, W., Yang, J., Ran, M., Zeng, X., Redshaw, C., & Tao, Z. (in press). A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2020.118614

To the flexible tripod platform tren (tris(2-aminoethyl)amine), a Rhodamine and two naphthalene fluorophores were introduced. The resulting fluorescence probe named TRN was fully characterized and employed in cell imaging. Probe TRN exhibited high se... Read More about A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells.

Synthesis and Structures of [2.n]Metacyclophan-1-enes and their Conversion to Highly Strained [2.n]Metacyclophane-1-ynes (2020)
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Akther, T., Islam, M. M., Kowser, Z., Matsumoto, T., Tanaka, J., Rahman, S., …Yamato, T. (in press). Synthesis and Structures of [2.n]Metacyclophan-1-enes and their Conversion to Highly Strained [2.n]Metacyclophane-1-ynes. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.202000548

Syn-[2.n]metacyclophan-1-enes (n=5, 6, 8) are synthesized by the McMurry cyclization of 1,n-bis(3-formyl-4-methoxyphenyl)alkanes in good yields. Syn-[2.n]metacyclophan-1-enes (n= 6, 8) were converted to the highly strained syn-type [2.n] metacyclopha... Read More about Synthesis and Structures of [2.n]Metacyclophan-1-enes and their Conversion to Highly Strained [2.n]Metacyclophane-1-ynes.

Homo‐ and heterodinuclear arene‐linked osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) organometallics: probing the impact of metal variation on reactivity and biological activity (2020)
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Wilson, C. S., Prior, T. J., Sandland, J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (in press). Homo‐ and heterodinuclear arene‐linked osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) organometallics: probing the impact of metal variation on reactivity and biological activity. Chemistry : a European journal, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202002052

Dinuclear metallodrugs offer much potential in the development of novel anticancer chemotherapeutics as a result of the distinct interactions possible with biomacromolecular targets and the unique biological activity that can result. Here, we describ... Read More about Homo‐ and heterodinuclear arene‐linked osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) organometallics: probing the impact of metal variation on reactivity and biological activity.

On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers (2020)
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Patinglag, L., Esfahani, M. M. N., Ragunathan, K., He, P., Brown, N. J., Archibald, S. J., …Tarn, M. D. (in press). On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers. Analyst, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9an01881f

The miniaturisation of positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer production is facilitating a move towards a dose-on-demand strategy that would enable a stratified approach to patient diagnostics, but while the on-chip synthesis steps have been... Read More about On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers.

An ethylene cross-bridged pentaazamacrocycle and its Cu2+ complex: constrained ligand topology and excellent kinetic stability (2020)
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Shircliff, A. D., Burke, B. P., Davilla, D. J., Burgess, G. E., Okorocha, F. A., Shrestha, A., …Hubin, T. J. (in press). An ethylene cross-bridged pentaazamacrocycle and its Cu2+ complex: constrained ligand topology and excellent kinetic stability. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cc00919a

Evaporative Mass Loss Measurement as a Quality Control Tool for Quality Assurance in the Manufacture of Inks Suitable for High Speed (≥60 m/min) Printing (2020)
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Ward, H. J., Armstrong-Telfer, T. A., Kelly, S. M., Lawrence, N. S., & Wadhawan, J. (in press). Evaporative Mass Loss Measurement as a Quality Control Tool for Quality Assurance in the Manufacture of Inks Suitable for High Speed (≥60 m/min) Printing . Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry,

In any manufacturing environment, it is always important to be able to embrace a culture of traceability of any non-conformed product. For the case of ink manufacture, operator confusion, leading to the mixing-up of solvents, or connecting the incorr... Read More about Evaporative Mass Loss Measurement as a Quality Control Tool for Quality Assurance in the Manufacture of Inks Suitable for High Speed (≥60 m/min) Printing .

Optimization of pH as a strategy to improve enzymatic saccharification of wheat straw for enhancing bioethanol production (2020)
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Abdulsattar, M. O., Abdulsattar, J. O., Greenway, G. M., Welham, K. J., Abdulsattar, M., Abdulsattar, J., …Zein, S. H. (2020). Optimization of pH as a strategy to improve enzymatic saccharification of wheat straw for enhancing bioethanol production. Journal of Analytical Science and Technology, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40543-020-00217-7

In this work, wheat straw (WS) was used as a lignocellulosic substrate to investigate the influence of pH on enzymatic saccharification. The optimum enzymatic hydrolysis occurred at pH range 5.8 – 6.0, instead of 4.8 - 5.0 as has been widely reported... Read More about Optimization of pH as a strategy to improve enzymatic saccharification of wheat straw for enhancing bioethanol production.

Self-Assembly and Temperature-Driven Chirality Inversion of Cholesteryl-Based Block Copolymers (2020)
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Krishnasamy, V., Qu, W., Chen, C., Huo, H., Ramanagul, K., Gothandapani, V., …Liu, F. (in press). Self-Assembly and Temperature-Driven Chirality Inversion of Cholesteryl-Based Block Copolymers. Macromolecules, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02264

Block copolymers (BCPs), comprising a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) block and a poly(cholesteryloxyhexyl methacrylate) (PChMA) block, were synthesized via reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. The self-assembly of the li... Read More about Self-Assembly and Temperature-Driven Chirality Inversion of Cholesteryl-Based Block Copolymers.

Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of a Second-Generation Multimodal Water-Soluble Porphyrin-RAPTA Conjugate for the Dual-Therapy of Cancers (2020)
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Sandland, J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2020). Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of a Second-Generation Multimodal Water-Soluble Porphyrin-RAPTA Conjugate for the Dual-Therapy of Cancers. Inorganic chemistry, 59(11), 7884-7893. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c01044

In this study, we report the synthesis and biological evaluation of a novel cationic porphyrin-[Ru(η6-arene)(C2O4)PTA] (RAPTA) conjugate with potential as a multimodal dual-therapeutic agent. In the absence of high intensity light, relative to untrea... Read More about Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Evaluation of a Second-Generation Multimodal Water-Soluble Porphyrin-RAPTA Conjugate for the Dual-Therapy of Cancers.

Transmissive flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal optical phase modulator with 2π modulation (2020)
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Wang, X., Fells, J. A. J., Ali, T., Lin, J., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., …Elston, S. J. (2020). Transmissive flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal optical phase modulator with 2π modulation. AIP Advances, 10(5), https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0009630

In this paper, we demonstrate analog phase modulation in a transmissive configuration using the flexoelectro-optic effect in short-pitch chiral nematic liquid crystal (LC) devices. Two different modes are considered, both of which are shown to genera... Read More about Transmissive flexoelectro-optic liquid crystal optical phase modulator with 2π modulation.

Bi2WO6/C-Dots/TiO2: A Novel Z-Scheme Photocatalyst for the Degradation of Fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin from Aqueous Medium (2020)
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Elumalai, S., Ibhadon, A. O., Sharma, S., Ibhadon, A. O., Francesconi, M. G., Mehta, S. K., …Baskoutas, S. (2020). Bi2WO6/C-Dots/TiO2: A Novel Z-Scheme Photocatalyst for the Degradation of Fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin from Aqueous Medium. Nanomaterials, 10(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050910

Photocatalytic materials and semiconductors of appropriate structural and morphological architectures as well as energy band gaps are the materials needed for mitigating current environmental problems as these materials have the ability to exploit... Read More about Bi2WO6/C-Dots/TiO2: A Novel Z-Scheme Photocatalyst for the Degradation of Fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin from Aqueous Medium.

Aggregation‐induced emission luminogen: A new perspective in the photo‐degradation of organic pollutants (2020)
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Hu, Z., Li, Y., Kang, M., Islam, M. M., Chen, M., Zhang, J., …Tang, B. Z. (2020). Aggregation‐induced emission luminogen: A new perspective in the photo‐degradation of organic pollutants. Ecomat, https://doi.org/10.1002/eom2.12024

Both the variety and uniqueness of organic semiconductors has contributed to the rapid development of environmental engineering applications and renewable fuel production, typified by the photodegradation of organic pollutants or water splitting. Thi... Read More about Aggregation‐induced emission luminogen: A new perspective in the photo‐degradation of organic pollutants.

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 turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base (2020)
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xie, H. F., Yu, C., huang, Y. L., Xu, H., Zhang, Q., Sun, X., …Redshaw, C. (2020). A turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9qm00759h

A non-planar tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base fluorescent probe (TPE-An-Py) with aggregation-induced enhanced emission (AIEE) characteristics was synthesized via a classical Knoevenagel condensation reaction, and exhibit... Read More about A turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base.

Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis (2020)
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Chapman, E., Bonsor, B., Parsons, D. R., & Rotchell, J. (2020). Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine environmental research, 159, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.104960

Clock genes and environmental cues regulate essential biological rhythms. The blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, is an ecologically and economically important intertidal bivalve undergoing seasonal reproductive rhythms. We previously identified seasonal... Read More about Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis.


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