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Bioimprint Mediated Label-Free Isolation of Pancreatic Tumor Cells from a Healthy Peripheral Blood Cell Population (2020)
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Pelle, M., Das, A. A. K., Madden, L. A., & Paunov, V. N. (in press). Bioimprint Mediated Label-Free Isolation of Pancreatic Tumor Cells from a Healthy Peripheral Blood Cell Population. Advanced Biosystems, https://doi.org/10.1002/adbi.202000054

New techniques are required for earlier diagnosis and response to treatment of pancreatic cancer. Here, a label-free approach is reported in which circulating pancreatic tumor cells are isolated from healthy peripheral blood cells via cell bioimprint... Read More about Bioimprint Mediated Label-Free Isolation of Pancreatic Tumor Cells from a Healthy Peripheral Blood Cell Population.

Detection of doxycycline hyclate and oxymetazoline hydrochloride in pharmaceutical preparations via spectrophotometry and microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPADs) (2020)
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Abdulsattar, J. O., Abdulsattar, J. O., Hadi, H., Richardson, S., Iles, A., & Pamme, N. (2020). Detection of doxycycline hyclate and oxymetazoline hydrochloride in pharmaceutical preparations via spectrophotometry and microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPADs). Analytica Chimica Acta, 1136, 196-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2020.09.045

There is growing demand for simple to operate, sensitive, on-site quantitative assays to investigate concentrations of drug molecules in pharmaceutical preparations for quality assurance. Here, we report on the development of two colorimetric analysi... Read More about Detection of doxycycline hyclate and oxymetazoline hydrochloride in pharmaceutical preparations via spectrophotometry and microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPADs).

Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride (2020)
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Xu, W., Feng, H., Zhao, W., Huang, C., Redshaw, C., Tao, Z., & Xiao, X. (2020). Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1135, 142-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2020.09.028

A new fluorescent chemosensor comprised of cucurbit[8]uril (Q[8]) and acridine hydrochloride (AC) has been designed and utilized for the recognition of amino acids. The AC was encapsulated by the Q[8] cavity and formed a 1:2 host-guest inclusion comp... Read More about Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride.

Isomorphic Cd(II)/Zn(II)-MOFs as Bifunctional Chemosensors for Anion (Cr2O72–) and Cation (Fe3+) detection in Aqueous Solution (2020)
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Chen, K., Li, R., Peng, Y. Y., Cai, Z. Q., Hua, Z. Y., Zhang, X. D., …Zhao, Y. (2020). Isomorphic Cd(II)/Zn(II)-MOFs as Bifunctional Chemosensors for Anion (Cr2O72–) and Cation (Fe3+) detection in Aqueous Solution. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 121, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2020.108259

Two isomorphic 3D MOFs [Cd(2-bpeb)(sdba)] (1) and [Zn(2-bpeb)(sdba)] derived from the π-conjugated pro-ligand 2-(4-((E)-2-(pyridine-2-yl)vinyl)styryl)pyridine (2-bpeb) and 4,4’-sulfonyldibenzoate (H2sdba) were synthesized and characterized. Complexes... Read More about Isomorphic Cd(II)/Zn(II)-MOFs as Bifunctional Chemosensors for Anion (Cr2O72–) and Cation (Fe3+) detection in Aqueous Solution.

Chirality enhancement in macro-chiral liquid crystal nanoparticles (2020)
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Yu, H., Welch, C., Qu, W., Schubert, C. J., Liu, F., Siligardi, G., & Mehl, G. H. (2020). Chirality enhancement in macro-chiral liquid crystal nanoparticles. Materials Horizons, 7(11), 3021-3027. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0mh01274b

The amplification of molecular chirality by metal nanoparticles (NPs) is an important and rapidly evolving field in nanomaterial research with wide applications in smart materials, catalysis, and solvent-solute interactions. Here we present the resul... Read More about Chirality enhancement in macro-chiral liquid crystal nanoparticles.

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. D. (2020). 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, 872, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2020.114328

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.

Rare-earth metal complexes derived from the acids Ph2C(X)CO2H (X= OH, NH2): Structural and ring opening polymerization (ROP) studies. (2020)
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Collins, J., Santoro, O., Prior, T. J., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Rare-earth metal complexes derived from the acids Ph2C(X)CO2H (X= OH, NH2): Structural and ring opening polymerization (ROP) studies. Journal of molecular structure, 1224, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.129083

Treatment of Ln(NO3)3.6H2O (Ln = La, Ce) with an equimolar amount of 2,2’-diphenylglycine (DpgH) in ethanol afforded the corresponding hexacoordinated complexes (DpgH±)3Ln(NO3)3.H2O (DpgH± = zwitterionic 2,2’-diphenylglycine, Ln = La (1), Ce (2)). Th... Read More about Rare-earth metal complexes derived from the acids Ph2C(X)CO2H (X= OH, NH2): Structural and ring opening polymerization (ROP) studies..

Paper-based analytical devices for colorimetric detection of: S. aureus and E. coli and their antibiotic resistant strains in milk (2020)
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Khan, Q. M., Asif, M., Awan, F. R., Khan, Q. . M., Ngamsom, B., & Pamme, N. (2020). Paper-based analytical devices for colorimetric detection of: S. aureus and E. coli and their antibiotic resistant strains in milk. Analyst, 145(22), 7320-7329. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0an01075h

Animal derived milk which is an important part of human diet due to its high nutritional value not only supports humans but also presents a growth environment for pathogenic bacteria. Milk may become contaminated with bacteria through udder infection... Read More about Paper-based analytical devices for colorimetric detection of: S. aureus and E. coli and their antibiotic resistant strains in milk.

Insights into the structures adopted by titanocalix[6 and 8]arenes and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2020)
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Pryce, J. A., Bedwell, E. V., Elsegood, M. R., Santoro, O., Elsegood, M. R. J., Bedwell, E., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Insights into the structures adopted by titanocalix[6 and 8]arenes and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 49(34), 11978-11996. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0dt02130j

Interaction of p-tert-butylcalix[6]areneH6, L1H6, with [TiCl4] afforded the complex [Ti2Cl3(MeCN)2(OH2)(L1H)][Ti2Cl3(MeCN)3(L1H)]∙4.5MeCN (1∙4.5MeCN), in which two pseudo octahedral titanium centres are bound to one calix[6]arene. A similar reaction... Read More about Insights into the structures adopted by titanocalix[6 and 8]arenes and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Millisecond Optical Phase Modulation Using Multipass Configurations with Liquid-Crystal Devices (2020)
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Jin, Y., Elston, S. J., Fells, J. A., Booth, M. J., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., & Morris, S. M. (2020). Millisecond Optical Phase Modulation Using Multipass Configurations with Liquid-Crystal Devices. Physical Review Applied, 14(2), https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevapplied.14.024007

We present two configurations for analog 0 to 2π optical phase modulation using liquid crystals (LCs), each of which achieve switching times that are 1 ms or less. One configuration is based on the switching behavior of a so-called nematic pi cell, a... Read More about Millisecond Optical Phase Modulation Using Multipass Configurations with Liquid-Crystal Devices.

Effect of calcination time on the physicochemical properties and photocatalytic performance of carbon and nitrogen co-doped tio2 nanoparticles (2020)
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Mouele, E. S. M., Dinu, M., Cummings, F., Fatoba, O. O., Myint, M. T. Z., Kyaw, H. H., …Petrik, L. F. (2020). Effect of calcination time on the physicochemical properties and photocatalytic performance of carbon and nitrogen co-doped tio2 nanoparticles. Catalysts, 10(8), 1-27. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10080847

The application of highly active nano catalysts in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) improves the production of non-selective hydroxyl radicals and co-oxidants for complete remediation of polluted water. This study focused on the synthesis and char... Read More about Effect of calcination time on the physicochemical properties and photocatalytic performance of carbon and nitrogen co-doped tio2 nanoparticles.

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), 1-49. 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. (2020). The role of whole genome sequencing in characterizing the mechanism of action of para-aminosalicylic acid and its resistance. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 64(9), 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. L., Yang, J. F., Ran, M. Q., Zeng, X., Redshaw, C., & Tao, Z. (2020). A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 240, 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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Islam, M. M., Akther, T., Islam, M. M., Kowser, Z., Matsumoto, T., Tanaka, J., …Yamato, T. (2020). 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, 2020(27), 4167-4175. 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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Esfahani, M. M., Patinglag, L., Esfahani, M. M. N., Ragunathan, K., He, P., Brown, N. J., …Tarn, M. D. (2020). On-chip electrochemical detection of glucose towards the miniaturised quality control of carbohydrate-based radiotracers. Analyst, 145(14), 4920-4930. 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.