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Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis (2020)
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Rotchell, J., Chapman, E., Bonsor, B., & Parsons, D. (in press). Influence of light and temperature cycles on the expression of circadian clock genes in the mussel Mytilus edulis. Marine environmental research, 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.

A pyrenyl-appended C-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide (2020)
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Xie, H., Wu, C., Zou, J., Yang, Y., Xu, H., Zhang, Q., …Yamato, T. (2020). A pyrenyl-appended C-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide. Dyes and pigments : an international journal, 178, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.108340

A new C3v-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene L bearing pyrene moieties as fluorophores has been designed and synthesized. L exhibits a significant fluorescence quenching response to I− even when in the presence of other potentially competing anion... Read More about A pyrenyl-appended C-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide.

Silver Nanoparticles in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos: Uptake, Growth and Molecular Responses (2020)
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Qiang, L., Arabeyyat, Z. H., Xin, Q., Paunov, V. N., Dale, I. J., Lloyd Mills, R. I., …Cheng, J. (2020). Silver Nanoparticles in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos: Uptake, Growth and Molecular Responses. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21051876

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in commercial applications as antimicrobial agents, but there have recently been increasing concerns raised about their possible environmental and health impacts. In this study, zebrafish embryos were expo... Read More about Silver Nanoparticles in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos: Uptake, Growth and Molecular Responses.

Use of Titanium Complexes Bearing Diphenolate or Calix[n]arene Ligands in α-Olefin Polymerization and the ROP of Cyclic Esters (2020)
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Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Use of Titanium Complexes Bearing Diphenolate or Calix[n]arene Ligands in α-Olefin Polymerization and the ROP of Cyclic Esters. Catalysts open access journal, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10020210

In this review, we discuss the use of titanium complexes bearing either bridged diphenolate or calix[n]arene (n = 4, 6, 8) ligation, in the formation of plastics from α-olefins or via the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters. The synthe... Read More about Use of Titanium Complexes Bearing Diphenolate or Calix[n]arene Ligands in α-Olefin Polymerization and the ROP of Cyclic Esters.

Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties (2020)
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Zhang, H., Zhu, Z. Q., Zhou, F., Redshaw, C., Chen, K., & Xu, J. (2020). Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties. Journal of molecular structure, 1207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.127818

The solvothermal synthesis of three new 2D MOFs is reported. From the reaction of 3,5-di(1H-imidazol- 1-yl)pyridine (dip) and the metal salts Co(NO3)2$6H2O, Cd(NO3)2$4H2O or Zn(NO3)2$4H2O, the three MOFs [Co(dip)2(SCN)2] (1), {[Cd(dip)2(H2O)2]$(NO3... Read More about Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties.

Probing molecular ordering in the nematic phases of para-linked bimesogen dimers through NMR studies of flexible prochiral solutes (2020)
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Heist, L. M., Samulski, E. T., Welch, C., Ahmed, Z., Mehl, G. H., Vanakaras, A. G., & Photinos, D. J. (in press). Probing molecular ordering in the nematic phases of para-linked bimesogen dimers through NMR studies of flexible prochiral solutes. Liquid crystals, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2019.1711214

The quadrupolar splittings of perdeuteriated n-decane dissolved in nematic phases formed by mesogenic dimers of the CBnCB series, for n = 7,9,10,11, are measured throughout the entire temperature range of these phases. These results are reported toge... Read More about Probing molecular ordering in the nematic phases of para-linked bimesogen dimers through NMR studies of flexible prochiral solutes.

Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2020)
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Sun, Z., Zhao, Y., Santoro, O., Elsegood, M. R. J., Bedwell, E., Zahra, K., …Redshaw, C. (in press). Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Catalysis science & technology, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cy02571e

The known dichloride complexes [TiCl2L(O)2(OR)2] (type I: R = Me (1), n-Pr (2) and n-pentyl (3); L(OH)2(OR)2 = 1,3-dialkyloxy-p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene), together with the new complexes {[TiL(O)3(OR)]2(mu-Cl)2}∙6MeCN (R = n-decyl (4∙6MeCN), and [Ti(N... Read More about Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies (2020)
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Alshamrani, A. F., Prior, T. J., Burke, B. P., Roberts, D. P., Archibald, S. J., Higham, L. J., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies. Inorganic chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03239

Reaction of [ReOCl3(PPh3)2] or [ReO2I(PPh3)2] with 2,2′-diphenylglycine (dpgH2) in refluxing ethanol afforded the air-stable complex [ReO(dpgH)(dpg)(PPh3)] (1). Treatment of [ReO(OEt)I2(PPh3)2] with 1,2,3-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) afforded the... Read More about Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies.

FISH and chips: a review of microfluidic platforms for FISH analysis (2020)
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Rodriguez-Mateos, P., Azevedo, N. F., Almeida, C., & Pamme, N. (in press). FISH and chips: a review of microfluidic platforms for FISH analysis. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00430-019-00654-1

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) allows visualization of specific nucleic acid sequences within an intact cell or a tissue section. It is based on molecular recognition between a fluorescently labeled probe that penetrates the cell membrane... Read More about FISH and chips: a review of microfluidic platforms for FISH analysis.

The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes (2020)
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Kemp, S. A., Prior, T. J., Savoie, H., Boyle, R. W., & Murray, B. S. (2020). The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes. Molecules, 25, https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25020244

Metallation of biomacromolecular species forms the basis for the anticancer activity of many metallodrugs. A major limitation of these compounds is that their reactivity is indiscriminate and can, in principle, occur in healthy tissue as well as canc... Read More about The Application of Reversible Intramolecular Sulfonamide Ligation to Modulate Reactivity in Organometallic Ruthenium(II) Diamine Complexes.

Using Supercritical CO2 in the Preparation of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Investigating Effects on Crystallisation (2019)
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Doan, H. V., Cheng, F., Dyirakumunda, T., Elsegood, M., Chin, J., Rowe, O., …Ting, V. P. (in press). Using Supercritical CO2 in the Preparation of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Investigating Effects on Crystallisation. Crystals, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst10010017

In this report, we explore the use of supercritical CO2 (scCO2) in the synthesis of well-known metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) including Zn-MOF-74 and UiO-66, as well as on the preparation of [Cu24(OH-mBDC)24]n metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs) and two... Read More about Using Supercritical CO2 in the Preparation of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Investigating Effects on Crystallisation.

Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2019)
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Lin, X., Zhao, Y., Qiao, S., Sun, Z., Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (in press). Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9dt04332b

A series of organoaluminium imino-amido complexes of the type {[ArNC(Me2)C(Me)=NAr]AlMe2} (Ar = 2,6-iPr2C6H3 (1), Ar = 2,6-Et2C6H3 (2); Ar = 2,6-Me2C6H3 (3) have been prepared via reaction of AlR3 and the respective alpha-diimine. Similar reaction of... Read More about Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Macroscopic chirality of twist-bend nematic phase in bent dimers confirmed by circular dichroism (2019)
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Stevenson, W. D., Zeng, X., Welch, C., Thakur, A. K., Ungar, G., & Mehl, G. H. (2020). Macroscopic chirality of twist-bend nematic phase in bent dimers confirmed by circular dichroism. Journal of materials chemistry. C, 8, 1041-1047. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9tc05061b

Many achiral bent molecules and some polymers with such repeat units exhibit a liquid crystal phase transition between a conventional nematic (N), and a second nematic (Nx) with periodically modulated orientation. Theory predicts several possible str... Read More about Macroscopic chirality of twist-bend nematic phase in bent dimers confirmed by circular dichroism.

Recent progress in the development of organometallics for the treatment of cancer (2019)
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Murray, B. S., & Dyson, P. J. (2020). Recent progress in the development of organometallics for the treatment of cancer. Current opinion in chemical biology, 56, 28-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpa.2019.11.001

From their early successes in medicine, organometallic compounds continue to attract interest as potential chemotherapeutics to treat a range of diseases. Here, we show from recent literature selected largely from the last two years that organometall... Read More about Recent progress in the development of organometallics for the treatment of cancer.

Enhanced Clearing of Wound-Related Pathogenic Bacterial Biofilms Using Protease-Functionalized Antibiotic Nanocarriers (2019)
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Weldrick, P. J., Hardman, M. J., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Enhanced Clearing of Wound-Related Pathogenic Bacterial Biofilms Using Protease-Functionalized Antibiotic Nanocarriers. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(47), 43902-43919. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b16119

© 2019 American Chemical Society. Biofilms are prevalent in chronic wounds and once formed are very hard to remove, which is associated with poor outcomes and high mortality rates. Biofilms are comprised of surface-attached bacteria embedded in an ex... Read More about Enhanced Clearing of Wound-Related Pathogenic Bacterial Biofilms Using Protease-Functionalized Antibiotic Nanocarriers.

Widely adaptable oil-in-water gel emulsions stabilized by an amphiphilic hydrogelator derived from dehydroabietic acid (2019)
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Yan, T. T., Song, B. L., Pei, X. M., Cui, Z. G., Binks, B. P., & Yang, H. Q. (in press). Widely adaptable oil-in-water gel emulsions stabilized by an amphiphilic hydrogelator derived from dehydroabietic acid. Angewandte Chemie, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201907774

A novel surfactant, 6-((1R,4aS)-7-isopropyl-1,4a-dimethyl-1,2,3,4,4a,9,10,10a-octahydro-phenanthrene-1-carboxamido)-N,N-dimethylhexan-1-amine oxide (abbreviated as R-6-AO) derived from dehydroabietic acid has been synthesized which behaves as a highl... Read More about Widely adaptable oil-in-water gel emulsions stabilized by an amphiphilic hydrogelator derived from dehydroabietic acid.

An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method (2019)
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Hibbert, S., Welham, K., & Zein, S. (2019). An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method. SN applied sciences, 1(11), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-1457-5

The production of energy and chemicals from waste biomass is an attractive alternative by comparison with first generation biofuels and fossil feedstocks. This paper investigates oil extraction from spent coffee grounds (SCG) by means of an advanced... Read More about An innovative method of extraction of coffee oil using an advanced microwave system: in comparison with conventional Soxhlet extraction method.

Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish (2019)
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Fang, J., Zhao, J., Liao, X., Zeng, X., Chen, K., Wei, X., …Jin, Z. (2019). Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish. Inorganic chemistry, 58(21), 14720-14727. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02364

Although alkaline earth metal cations play an important role in our daily life, little attention has been paid to the field of fast quantitative analysis of their content due to a lack of satisfactory precision and a fast and convenient means of dete... Read More about Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish.

Capsules from Pickering emulsion templates (2019)
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Bago Rodriguez, A. M., & Binks, B. P. (2019). Capsules from Pickering emulsion templates. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 44, 107-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cocis.2019.09.006

Following the resurgence of interest in particle-stabilised or Pickering emulsions recently, the preparation of capsules from such templates has become feasible. We review some of the recent activity in this area and focus on both the methods used to... Read More about Capsules from Pickering emulsion templates.