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Biphasic Biocatalysis using a CO2-Switchable Pickering Emulsion (2019)
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Yu, S., Zhang, D., Jiang, J., Cui, Z., Xia, W., Binks, B., & Yang, H. (2019). Biphasic Biocatalysis using a CO2-Switchable Pickering Emulsion. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, 21(15), 4062-4068. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8gc03879a

Recyclable biphasic biocatalysis such as the hydrolysis of olive oil and the esterification of octanol with oleic acid were performed in a CO2/N2-switchable Pickering oil-in-water emulsion stabilized by silica nanoparticles hydrophobized in-situ by a... Read More

Self-grafting copper oxide nanoparticles show a strong enhancement of their anti-algal and anti-yeast action (2019)
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Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Self-grafting copper oxide nanoparticles show a strong enhancement of their anti-algal and anti-yeast action. Nanoscale advances, 1(6), 2323-2336. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9na00099b

© 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We have developed and tested copper oxide nanoparticles (CuONPs) grafted with (3-glycidyloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane (GLYMO) and coupled with 4-hydroxyphenylboronic acid (4-HPBA), which provides a very strong boo... Read More

Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes (2019)
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Johnston, S. K., Bryant, T. A., Strong, J., Lazzarini, L., Ibhadon, A. O., & Francesconi, M. G. (2019). Stabilization of Pd3−xIn1+x polymorphs with Pd-like crystal structure and their superior performance as catalysts for semi-hydrogenation of alkynes. ChemCatChem, 11(12), 2909-2918. https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201900391

Selective hydrogenation (semi-hydrogenation) reactions of alkynes rely on Pd-based catalysts to provide the correct pathway to favour formation of double bonds and avoid full hydrogenation to single bonds. Here, we present the preparation and charact... Read More

Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine (2018)
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Al-Obaidy, S. S., Greenway, G. M., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Dual-functionalised shellac nanocarriers give a super-boost of the antimicrobial action of berberine. Nanoscale advances, 1(2), 858-872. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00121a

We have developed highly efficient antimicrobial nanocarriers for berberine (BRB) based on shellac nanoparticles (NPs) which were surface-functionalised with a surface active polymer, Poloxamer 407 (P407), and the cationic surfactant octadecyltrimeth... Read More

Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods (2018)
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Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Alharthi, F. A., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., Kemp, N. T., …Anthopoulos, T. (2019). Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods. Nanoscale advances, 1(1), 254-264. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00054a

We report the synthesis of the first stable, solution-processable and photocrosslinkable hybrid organic/inorganic titanium dioxide nanorods as ‘hairy rods’ coated with phosphonate ligands with photoreactive coumarin groups located in a terminal posit... Read More

Light scattering study of the “pseudo-layer” compression elastic constant in a twist-bend nematic liquid crystal (2016)
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Parsouzi, Z., Pardaev, S. A., Welch, C., Ahmed, Z., Mehl, G. H., Baldwin, A. R., …Sprunt, S. (2016). Light scattering study of the “pseudo-layer” compression elastic constant in a twist-bend nematic liquid crystal. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 18(46), 31645-31652. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6CP06292J

The nematic twist-bend (TB) phase, exhibited by certain achiral thermotropic liquid crystalline (LC) dimers, features a nanometer-scale, heliconical rotation of the average molecular long axis (director) with equally probable left- and right-handed d... Read More

An environmentally benign antimicrobial nanoparticle based on a silver-infused lignin core (2015)
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Richter, A. P., Brown, J. S., Bharti, B., Wang, A., Gangwal, S., Houck, K., …Velev, O. D. (2015). An environmentally benign antimicrobial nanoparticle based on a silver-infused lignin core. Nature nanotechnology, 10(9), 817-823. https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2015.141

Silver nanoparticles have antibacterial properties, but their use has been a cause for concern because they persist in the environment. Here, we show that lignin nanoparticles infused with silver ions and coated with a cationic polyelectrolyte layer... Read More

Chromium complex pre-catalysts in ethylene oligomerization/polymerization (2014)
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Katla, V., Du, S., Redshaw, C., & Sun, W. (2014). Chromium complex pre-catalysts in ethylene oligomerization/polymerization. Review of catalysts, 1(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.18488/journal.96.2014.11.1.14

Recent progress of chromium complex pre-catalysts in ethylene oligomerization and polymerization is reviewed herein. As well as the well-established trimerization of ethylene by chromium catalytic systems, such pre-catalysts have more generally been... Read More

Oil Powders and Gels from Particle-Stabilized Emulsions (2012)
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Adelmann, H., Binks, B. P., & Mezzenga, R. (2012). Oil Powders and Gels from Particle-Stabilized Emulsions. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28(3), 1694-1697. https://doi.org/10.1021/la204811c

We report on the use of silica particle-stabilized oil-in-water emulsions as a template for the preparation of oil powders and gels obtained in a single step by either slow or rapid evaporation of water using freeze-drying or spray-drying, respective... Read More

Measurement of acetylcholinesterase inhibition using bienzymes immobilized monolith micro-reactor with integrated electrochemical detection (2009)
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He, P., Davies, J., Greenway, G., & Haswell, S. J. (2010). Measurement of acetylcholinesterase inhibition using bienzymes immobilized monolith micro-reactor with integrated electrochemical detection. Analytica Chimica Acta, 659(1-2), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2009.11.052

This paper reports a simple μ-FIA based method for the rapid evaluation of acetylcholinesterase inhibition based on bienzymes immobilized monolith micro-reactor, with integrated electrochemical detection. The monolith was prepared inside a micro-flui... Read More

Effect of electrolyte in silicone oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by fumed silica particles (2007)
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Horozov, T., Binks, B. P., & Gottschalk-Gaudig, T. (2007). Effect of electrolyte in silicone oil-in-water emulsions stabilised by fumed silica particles. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 9(48), 6398 - 6404. https://doi.org/10.1039/b709807n

Partially hydrophobised fumed silica particles are used to make silicone oil-in-water emulsions at natural pH of the aqueous phase. The stability and rheological properties of the emulsions and suspensions are studied at NaCl concentrations in the ra... Read More