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Empowering Clean Water whilst Safeguarding Water Distribution Pipeline Integrity: Towards Manganese- and Iron-Free Lime Hydrate for Water Treatment (2023)
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Wadhawan, J., Kocsis, D., Meyer, C., Ward, R., Thompson, M., Prior, T., …Lawrence, N. (in press). Empowering Clean Water whilst Safeguarding Water Distribution Pipeline Integrity: Towards Manganese- and Iron-Free Lime Hydrate for Water Treatment. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, https://doi.org/10.1039/D2EW00109H

Hydrated limes are amongst the most economically valuable alkalis used by the water industry for the treatment of potable water. They are typically manufactured from the thermal decomposition of high purity limestones. However, the latter contain bot... Read More about Empowering Clean Water whilst Safeguarding Water Distribution Pipeline Integrity: Towards Manganese- and Iron-Free Lime Hydrate for Water Treatment.

Nafion® Coated Electropolymerised Flavanone-based pH Sensor (2022)
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Miranda, M., Carvetta, C., Sisodia, N., Shirley, L., Day, C., McGuinness, K., …Lawrence, N. S. (in press). Nafion® Coated Electropolymerised Flavanone-based pH Sensor. Electroanalysis, https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.202100652

This work summarizes the electrochemical response of flavanone carbon composite electrodes in comparison with Nafion®-coated flavanone carbon composite electrodes, for use as voltammetric pH sensors in both buffered and low-buffered media. Square wav... Read More about Nafion® Coated Electropolymerised Flavanone-based pH Sensor.

Asymmetric and Anharmonic Electrode Kinetics: Evaluation of a Model for Electron Transfer with Concerted Rupture of Weak, Inner Shell Interactions (2021)
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Lawrence, N. S., Schöllhorn, B., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2021). Asymmetric and Anharmonic Electrode Kinetics: Evaluation of a Model for Electron Transfer with Concerted Rupture of Weak, Inner Shell Interactions. ChemistrySelect, 6(46), 13331-13335. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.202103526

A surface-integrated form of the widely used (anharmonic) Lennard-Jones 12–6 interaction potential, the Lennard-Jones 9–3 potential, is used to develop a quadratic activation/driving force relationship that gives rise to asymmetric Tafel plots for el... Read More about Asymmetric and Anharmonic Electrode Kinetics: Evaluation of a Model for Electron Transfer with Concerted Rupture of Weak, Inner Shell Interactions.

In Situ Recalibration of Ion Selective Electrodes (2021)
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Wadhawan, J., & Lawrence, N. (in press). In Situ Recalibration of Ion Selective Electrodes. Sensors and Diagnostics, https://doi.org/10.1039/D1SD00003A

Reference electrode drift resulting from the exchange of ions at the solution/reference electrode chamber interface is the number one reason why ion selective electrodes and pH sensors in particular require recalibration, costing companies up to 70 %... Read More about In Situ Recalibration of Ion Selective Electrodes.

Unravelling the Occurrence of Mediator-Blood Protein Interactions via the Redox Catalysis of the Physiological Gasotransmitter Hydrogen Sulfide (2021)
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Ward, H. J., Ward, R. A., Lawrence, N. S., & Wadhawan, J. D. (2021). Unravelling the Occurrence of Mediator-Blood Protein Interactions via the Redox Catalysis of the Physiological Gasotransmitter Hydrogen Sulfide. ChemistrySelect, 6(37), 10059-10062. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.202102974

Ferrocenemethanol is employed as an aqueous, homogeneous redox mediator for hydrogen sulfide. The reaction is seen to follow an EC’ mechanism over the range 6≤pH≤9, with bisulfide reacting four times more rapidly than hydrogen sulfide. In the presenc... Read More about Unravelling the Occurrence of Mediator-Blood Protein Interactions via the Redox Catalysis of the Physiological Gasotransmitter Hydrogen Sulfide.

Interaction of temperature, salinity and extracellular polymeric substances controls trace element incorporation into tufa calcite (2021)
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Rogerson, M., Pedley, H. M., Greenway, G. M., & Wadhawan, J. D. (in press). Interaction of temperature, salinity and extracellular polymeric substances controls trace element incorporation into tufa calcite. The Depositional Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/dep2.160

The influence of extracellular polymeric substances on carbonate mineral growth in natural settings remains one of the most poorly understood contributors to the growth of non-marine carbonate sediments. The influences of these materials are complica... Read More about Interaction of temperature, salinity and extracellular polymeric substances controls trace element incorporation into tufa calcite.

Decorating BODIPY with electron-withdrawing NO group: spectroelectrochemical consequences and computational investigation (2021)
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Silva, T. L., Nascimento, T. A. D., Almeida, A. K. . A. . D., Melo, S. M. . G., Silva, J. C. . S. . D., Xavier, J. A., …Goulart, M. O. (2021). Decorating BODIPY with electron-withdrawing NO group: spectroelectrochemical consequences and computational investigation. ChemElectroChem, 8(15), 2921-2934. https://doi.org/10.1002/celc.202100609

4,4-difluoro-5,7-dimethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) and derivatives are an outstanding class of fluorescent dyes. Herein, we report on the introduction of a nitrosyl moiety into the BODIPY structure and its dramatic effect on the observe... Read More about Decorating BODIPY with electron-withdrawing NO group: spectroelectrochemical consequences and computational investigation.

Electrochemically Induced Mesomorphism Switching in a Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride Lyotropic Liquid Crystal (2021)
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Crapnell, R. D., Alhasan, H. S., Partington, L. I., Zhou, Y., Ahmed, Z., Altalhi, A. A., …Wadhawan, J. D. (2021). Electrochemically Induced Mesomorphism Switching in a Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride Lyotropic Liquid Crystal. ACS Omega, 6(7), 4630-4640. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c05284

The discovery of electrochemical switching of the Lα phase of chlorpromazine hydrochloride in water is reported. The phase is characterized using polarizing microscopy, X-ray scattering, rheological measurements, and microelectrode voltammetry. Fast,... Read More about Electrochemically Induced Mesomorphism Switching in a Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride Lyotropic Liquid Crystal.

Electrochemical Quantification of D-Glucose during the Production of Bioethanol from Thermo-Mechanically Pre-treated Wheat Straw (2021)
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Ward, R. A., Welham, K. J., Zein, S. H., Richards, D. I., Kelly, S. M., Lawrence, N. S., …Lawrence, N. (2021). Electrochemical Quantification of D-Glucose during the Production of Bioethanol from Thermo-Mechanically Pre-treated Wheat Straw. Electrochemistry communications, 124, Article 106942. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2021.106942

Mechanical pre-treatment (disc refining) of wheat straw, at both atmospheric and elevated pressure, is shown to be an efficient process to access fermentable monosaccharides, with the potential to integrate within the infrastructure of existing first... Read More about Electrochemical Quantification of D-Glucose during the Production of Bioethanol from Thermo-Mechanically Pre-treated Wheat Straw.

Intra- and Inter-molecular Sulf- hydryl Hydrogen Bonding: Facilitating Proton Transfer Events for Determination of pH in Sea Water (2020)
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Sisodia, N., Miranda, M., McGuinness, K. L., Wadhawan, J. D., & Lawrence, N. S. (in press). Intra- and Inter-molecular Sulf- hydryl Hydrogen Bonding: Facilitating Proton Transfer Events for Determination of pH in Sea Water. Electroanalysis, https://doi.org/10.1002/elan.202060332

© 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH This work presents the electrochemical response of a 2-(methylthio)phenol glassy carbon based electrode for a promising voltammetric pH sensor in both buffered and low-buffered solutions. Electropolymerization of the redox speci... Read More about Intra- and Inter-molecular Sulf- hydryl Hydrogen Bonding: Facilitating Proton Transfer Events for Determination of pH in Sea Water.