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Twist-bend nematic phase in cyanobiphenyls and difluoroterphenyls bimesogens (2016)
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Panov, V. P., Vij, J. K., & Mehl, G. H. (2017). Twist-bend nematic phase in cyanobiphenyls and difluoroterphenyls bimesogens. Liquid crystals, 44(1), 147-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2016.1254289

The paper reviews assignment of the low-temperature nematic phase observed in simple bimesogenic or dimeric systems based on cyanobiphenyls and difluoroterphenyls to the twist-bend nematic phase, NTB, using a range of experimental techniques. These i... Read More about Twist-bend nematic phase in cyanobiphenyls and difluoroterphenyls bimesogens.

Polymorphism and solid−gas/solid−solid reactions of isonicotinic acid, isonicotinamide, and nicotinamide copper chloride compounds (2016)
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Fellows, S. M., & Prior, T. J. (2017). Polymorphism and solid−gas/solid−solid reactions of isonicotinic acid, isonicotinamide, and nicotinamide copper chloride compounds. Crystal growth & design, 17(1), 106-116. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01295

The crystal structures of eight new copper chloride coordination complexes with substituted pyridines have been determined through a combination of single crystal X-ray diffraction and ab initio structure solution from X-ray powder diffraction data.... Read More about Polymorphism and solid−gas/solid−solid reactions of isonicotinic acid, isonicotinamide, and nicotinamide copper chloride compounds.

Removal and recovery of vanadium from alkaline steel slag leachates with anion exchange resins (2016)
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Gomes, H. I., Jones, A., Rogerson, M., Greenway, G. M., Lisbona, D. F., Burke, I. T., & Mayes, W. M. (2017). Removal and recovery of vanadium from alkaline steel slag leachates with anion exchange resins. Journal of environmental management, 187, 384-392. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.10.063

© 2016 The Author(s) Leachable vanadium (V) from steel production residues poses a potential environmental hazard due to its mobility and toxicity under the highly alkaline pH conditions that characterise these leachates. This work aims to test the e... Read More about Removal and recovery of vanadium from alkaline steel slag leachates with anion exchange resins.

Amine catalysis for the organocatalytic diboration of challenging alkenes (2016)
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Farre, A., Soares, K., Briggs, R. A., Balanta, A., Benoit, D. M., & Bonet, A. (2016). Amine catalysis for the organocatalytic diboration of challenging alkenes. Chemistry : a European journal, 22(49), 17552-17556. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201603979

© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim The generation of in situ sp 2 –sp 3 diboron adducts has revolutionised the synthesis of organoboranes. Organocatalytic diboration reactions have represented a milestone in terms of unpredictable re... Read More about Amine catalysis for the organocatalytic diboration of challenging alkenes.

How the sun protection factor (SPF) of sunscreen films change during solar irradiation (2016)
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Binks, B. P., Fletcher, P. D., Johnson, A. J., Marinopoulos, I., Crowther, J., & Thompson, M. A. (2017). How the sun protection factor (SPF) of sunscreen films change during solar irradiation. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 333, 186-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2016.10.027

We have investigated how the sun protection factor (SPF) of different types of sunscreen film varies with “standard” solar irradiation due to photochemical processes. We have used a combination of chemical actinometry, measurement and modelling to es... Read More about How the sun protection factor (SPF) of sunscreen films change during solar irradiation.

Sulfonated sporopollenin as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for dehydration of D-xylose and xylan into furfural (2016)
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Wang, Y., Len, T., Huang, Y., Diego Taboada, A., Boa, A. N., Ceballos, C., …Len, C. (2017). Sulfonated sporopollenin as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for dehydration of D-xylose and xylan into furfural. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5(1), 392-398. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01780

The natural acidity of sporopollenin, the biopolymer coating the outer walls of pollen grains, was enhanced by the sulfonation of its surface. Modified sporopollenin displaying sulfonic acid groups has been prepared, characterized by elemental analys... Read More about Sulfonated sporopollenin as an efficient and recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for dehydration of D-xylose and xylan into furfural.

Copper coordination polymers constructed from thiazole-5-carboxylic acid: Synthesis, crystal structures, and structural transformation (2016)
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Meundaeng, N., Rujiwatra, A., & Prior, T. J. (2017). Copper coordination polymers constructed from thiazole-5-carboxylic acid: Synthesis, crystal structures, and structural transformation. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 245, 138-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2016.10.009

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. We have successfully prepared crystals of thiazole-5-carboxylic acid (5-Htza) (L) and three new thiazole-5-carboxylate-based Cu 2+ coordination polymers with different dimensionality, namely, 1D [Cu 2 (5-tza) 2 (1,10-phenanthroli... Read More about Copper coordination polymers constructed from thiazole-5-carboxylic acid: Synthesis, crystal structures, and structural transformation.

Combinatorial microfluidic droplet engineering for biomimetic material synthesis (2016)
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Bawazer, L. A., McNally, C. S., Empson, C. J., Marchant, W. J., Comyn, T. P., Niu, X., …Meldrum, F. C. (2016). Combinatorial microfluidic droplet engineering for biomimetic material synthesis. Science Advances, 2(10), e1600567-e1600567. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1600567

Although droplet-based systems are used in a wide range of technologies, opportunities for systematically customizing their interface chemistries remain relatively unexplored. This article describes a new microfluidic strategy for rapidly tailoring e... Read More about Combinatorial microfluidic droplet engineering for biomimetic material synthesis.

ABC triblock copolymer worms : synthesis, characterization and evaluation as Pickering emulsifiers for millimeter-sized droplets (2016)
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Mable, C. J., Thompson, K. L., Derry, M. J., Mykhaylyk, O. O., Binks, B. P., & Armes, S. P. (2016). ABC triblock copolymer worms : synthesis, characterization and evaluation as Pickering emulsifiers for millimeter-sized droplets. Macromolecules, 49(20), 7897-7907. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01729

Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) is used to prepare linear poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)-poly(2-hydroxypropyl methacrylate)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) [PGMA-PHPMA-PBzMA] triblock copolymer worms or spheres in the form of a concentrated aq... Read More about ABC triblock copolymer worms : synthesis, characterization and evaluation as Pickering emulsifiers for millimeter-sized droplets.

Director configuration in the twist-bend nematic phase of CB11CB (2016)
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Miglioli, I., Bacchiocchi, C., Arcioni, A., Kohlmeier, A., Mehl, G. H., & Zannoni, C. (2016). Director configuration in the twist-bend nematic phase of CB11CB. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4(41), 9887-9896. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6tc03246j

The director distribution in the nematic phases exhibited by the 100,1100-bis(4-cyanobiphenyl-40-yl)undecane (CB11CB) liquid crystal has been studied in the bulk with the EPR spin probe technique. EPR spectra confirmed the presence of an higher tempe... Read More about Director configuration in the twist-bend nematic phase of CB11CB.

Preparation and attachment of liquid-infused porous supra-particles to liquid interfaces (2016)
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Al-Shehri, H., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2016). Preparation and attachment of liquid-infused porous supra-particles to liquid interfaces. Soft matter, 12(40), 8375-8387. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6sm01651k

© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We prepared model porous composite supra-particles and investigated the effect of the initial infused fluid phase on their attachment at the liquid-fluid interface. We used a simple method for fabrication of mil... Read More about Preparation and attachment of liquid-infused porous supra-particles to liquid interfaces.

Reduction of diphenylacetylene using Al powder in the presence of noble metal catalysts in water (2016)
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Rayhan, U., Kowser, Z., Redshaw, C., & Yamato, T. (2016). Reduction of diphenylacetylene using Al powder in the presence of noble metal catalysts in water. Tetrahedron, 72(44), 6943-6947. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2016.09.021

Diphenylacetylenes can be reduced to the corresponding diphenylethanes (2) in water in excellent yield using Al powder and Pd/C at 60 °C for 3 h in a sealed tube. In addition, the complete reduction of both aromatic rings required 80 °C for 15 h with... Read More about Reduction of diphenylacetylene using Al powder in the presence of noble metal catalysts in water.

A study of anion binding behaviour of 1,3-alternate thiacalix[4]arene-based receptors bearing urea moieties (2016)
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Rahman, S., Tomiyasu, H., Kawazoe, H., Zhao, J., Cong, H., Ni, X., …Yamato, T. (2016). A study of anion binding behaviour of 1,3-alternate thiacalix[4]arene-based receptors bearing urea moieties. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 40(11), 9245-9251. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6nj00923a

© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Three novel thiacalix[4]arene receptors 4 a-c each with a 1,3-alternate conformation and possessing two urea moieties linking various phenyl groups substitute... Read More about A study of anion binding behaviour of 1,3-alternate thiacalix[4]arene-based receptors bearing urea moieties.

A disposable microfluidic device with a screen printed electrode for mimicking phase II metabolism (2016)
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Vasiliadou, R., Esfahani, M. M. N., Brown, N. J., & Welham, K. J. (2016). A disposable microfluidic device with a screen printed electrode for mimicking phase II metabolism. Sensors, 16(9), https://doi.org/10.3390/s16091418

Human metabolism is investigated using several in vitro methods. However, the current methodologies are often expensive, tedious and complicated. Over the last decade, the combination of electrochemistry (EC) with mass spectrometry (MS) has a simpler... Read More about A disposable microfluidic device with a screen printed electrode for mimicking phase II metabolism.

Deuteron and proton NMR study of D₂, p-dichlorobenzene and 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene in bimesogenic liquid crystals with two nematic phases (2016)
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Burnell, E. E., Ahmed, Z., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., & Dong, R. Y. (2016). Deuteron and proton NMR study of D₂, p-dichlorobenzene and 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene in bimesogenic liquid crystals with two nematic phases. Chemical Physics Letters, 659, 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2016.07.005

The solutes dideuterium, 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene and p-dichlorobenzene (pdcb) are co-dissolved in a 61/39 wt% mixture of CBC9CB/5CB, a bimesogenic liquid crystal with two nematic phases. NMR spectra are collected for each solute. The local electric fi... Read More about Deuteron and proton NMR study of D₂, p-dichlorobenzene and 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene in bimesogenic liquid crystals with two nematic phases.

NuGrid stellar data set. 1. Stellar yields from H to Bi for stars with metallicities Z=0.02 and Z=0.01 (2016)
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Pignatari, M., Herwig, F., Hirschi, R., Bennett, M., Rockefeller, G., Fryer, C., …Young, P. (2016). NuGrid stellar data set. 1. Stellar yields from H to Bi for stars with metallicities Z=0.02 and Z=0.01. Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 225(2), https://doi.org/10.3847/0067-0049/225/2/24

We provide a set of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis calculations that applies established physics assumptions simultaneously to low- and intermediate-mass and massive star models. Our goal is to provide an internally consistent and comprehensiv... Read More about NuGrid stellar data set. 1. Stellar yields from H to Bi for stars with metallicities Z=0.02 and Z=0.01.

Stabilisation of metastable polymorphs: the case of paracetamol form III (2016)
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Telford, R., Seaton, C. C., Clout, A., Buanz, A., Gaisford, S., Williams, G. R., …Scowen, I. J. (2016). Stabilisation of metastable polymorphs: the case of paracetamol form III. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 52(81), 12028-12031. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cc05006a

The design of a melt synthesis of the first air-stable formulation of the metastable form III of paracetamol is derived from thermospectroscopic and thermo-diffraction experiments. Melt crystallisation in the presence of b-1,4-saccharides produces fo... Read More about Stabilisation of metastable polymorphs: the case of paracetamol form III.

“Janus” calixarenes: double–sided molecular linkers for facile, multi-anchor point, multi-functional, surface modification (2016)
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Buttress, J. P., Day, D. P., Courtney, J. M., Lawrence, E. J., Hughes, D. L., Blagg, R. J., …Wildgoose, G. G. (2016). “Janus” calixarenes: double–sided molecular linkers for facile, multi-anchor point, multi-functional, surface modification. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 32(31), 7806-7813. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02222

We herein report the synthesis of novel "Janus" calix[4]arenes bearing four "molecular tethering" functional groups on either the upper or lower rims of the calixarene. These enable facile multipoint covalent attachment to electrode surfaces with mon... Read More about “Janus” calixarenes: double–sided molecular linkers for facile, multi-anchor point, multi-functional, surface modification.

Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes (2016)
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Maples, R. D., Cain, A. N., Burke, B. P., Silversides, J. D., Mewis, R. E., D'huys, T., …Hubin, T. J. (2016). Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes. Chemistry : a European journal, 22(36), 12916-12930. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201601468

© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim The CXCR4 chemokine receptor is implicated in a number of diseases including HIV infection and cancer development and metastasis. Previous studies have demonstrated that configurationally restricted... Read More about Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes.

Polymorphism in metal complexes of thiazole-4-carboxylic acid (2016)
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Meundaeng, N., Rujiwatra, A., & Prior, T. J. (2016). Polymorphism in metal complexes of thiazole-4-carboxylic acid. Transition Metal Chemistry, 41(7), 783-793. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11243-016-0079-7

Five new molecular complexes of chemical formula [M(4-tza)₂(H₂O)₂] (M = Co, Ni, and Cu) and a complex of [Cu(4-tza)₂]∙4H₂O using thiazole-4-carboxylic acid (4-tza) as the ligand have been successfully synthesized and structurally characterized by sin... Read More about Polymorphism in metal complexes of thiazole-4-carboxylic acid.