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Dr David Benoit

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David Benoit

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Physics and Astrochemistry


The first microsolvation step for furans : new experiments and benchmarking strategies (2020)
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Gottschalk, H. C., Poblotzki, A., Fatima, M., Obenchain, D. A., Pérez, C., Antony, J., …Schnell, M. (2020). The first microsolvation step for furans : new experiments and benchmarking strategies. The Journal of chemical physics, 152(16), 164303. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0004465

The site-specific first microsolvation step of furan and some of its derivatives with methanol is explored to benchmark the ability of quantum-chemical methods to describe the structure, energetics, and vibrational spectrum at low temperature. Infrar... Read More about The first microsolvation step for furans : new experiments and benchmarking strategies.

Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans (2019)
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Roggatz, C. C., Fletcher, N., Benoit, D. M., Algar, A. C., Doroff, A., Wright, B., …Hardege, J. D. (2019). Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans. Nature Climate Change, 9(11), 840-844. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0589-3

© 2019, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited. Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels are largely absorbed by the ocean, decreasing surface water pH1. In combination with increasing ocean temperatures, these changes have been i... Read More about Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans.

Intramolecular stretching vibrational states and frequency shifts of (H2)2 confined inside the large cage of clathrate hydrate from an eight-dimensional quantum treatment using small basis sets (2019)
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Felker, P. M., Lauvergnat, D., Scribano, Y., Benoit, D. M., & Bačić, Z. (2019). Intramolecular stretching vibrational states and frequency shifts of (H2)2 confined inside the large cage of clathrate hydrate from an eight-dimensional quantum treatment using small basis sets. The Journal of chemical physics, 151(12), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5124051

We report the results of calculations pertaining to the HH intramolecular stretching fundamentals of (p-H2)2 encapsulated in the large cage of structure II clathrate hydrate. The eight-dimensional (8D) quantum treatment assumes rotationless (j = 0) H... Read More about Intramolecular stretching vibrational states and frequency shifts of (H2)2 confined inside the large cage of clathrate hydrate from an eight-dimensional quantum treatment using small basis sets.

Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream (2019)
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Velez, Z., Roggatz, C. C., Benoit, D. M., Hardege, J., & Hubbard, P. C. (2019). Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2019.00731

The effects of ocean acidification on fish are only partially understood. Studies on olfaction are mostly limited to behavioural alterations of coral reef fish; studies on temperate species and/or with economic importance are scarce. The current stu... Read More about Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream.

H2, HD, and D2 in the small cage of structure II clathrate hydrate: vibrational frequency shifts from fully coupled quantum six-dimensional calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates (2019)
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Lauvergnat, D., Felker, P., Scribano, Y., Benoit, D. M., & Bačić, Z. (2019). H2, HD, and D2 in the small cage of structure II clathrate hydrate: vibrational frequency shifts from fully coupled quantum six-dimensional calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates. The Journal of chemical physics, 150(15), https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5090573

We report the first fully coupled quantum six-dimensional (6D) bound-state calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates of a flexible H2, HD, and D2 molecule confined inside the small cage of the structure II clathrate hydrate embed... Read More about H2, HD, and D2 in the small cage of structure II clathrate hydrate: vibrational frequency shifts from fully coupled quantum six-dimensional calculations of the vibration-translation-rotation eigenstates.

The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is modified by arginine methylation in the human heart (2019)
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Onwuli, D. O., Samuel, S., Sfyri, P., Welham, K., Goddard, M., Abu-Omar, Y., …Beltran-Alvarez, P. (2019). The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is modified by arginine methylation in the human heart. International journal of cardiology, 282, 76-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.01.102

Background The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is a gold standard cardiac biomarker and also an essential protein in cardiomyocyte excitation-contraction coupling. The interactions of cTnI with other proteins are fine-tuned by post-tra... Read More about The inhibitory subunit of cardiac troponin (cTnI) is modified by arginine methylation in the human heart.

Intermolecular rovibrational bound states of H2O–H2 dimer from a multiconfiguration time dependent Hartree approach (2018)
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Ndengué, S. A., Scribano, Y., Benoit, D. M., Gatti, F., & Dawes, R. (2019). Intermolecular rovibrational bound states of H2O–H2 dimer from a multiconfiguration time dependent Hartree approach. Chemical Physics Letters, 715, 347-353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2018.11.035

We compute the rovibrational eigenstates of the H2O–H2 Van der Waals complex using the accurate rigid-rotor potential energy surface of Valiron et al. (2008) with the MultiConfiguration Time Dependent Hartree (MCTDH) method. The J=0–2 rovibrational b... Read More about Intermolecular rovibrational bound states of H2O–H2 dimer from a multiconfiguration time dependent Hartree approach.

Does cage quantum delocalisation influence the translation-rotational bound states of molecular hydrogen in clathrate hydrate? (2018)
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Benoit, D. M., Lauvergnat, D., & Scribano, Y. (2018). Does cage quantum delocalisation influence the translation-rotational bound states of molecular hydrogen in clathrate hydrate?. Faraday Discussions, 212, 533-546. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8fd00087e

In this study, we examine the effect of a flexible description of the clathrate hydrate framework on the translation-rotation (TR) eigenstates of guest molecules such as molecular hydrogen. Traditionally, the water cage structure is assumed to be rig... Read More about Does cage quantum delocalisation influence the translation-rotational bound states of molecular hydrogen in clathrate hydrate?.

The effect of the condensed-phase environment on the vibrational frequency shift of a hydrogen molecule inside clathrate hydrates (2018)
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Powers, A., Scribano, Y., Lauvergnat, D., Mebe, E., Benoit, D. M., & Bačić, Z. (2018). The effect of the condensed-phase environment on the vibrational frequency shift of a hydrogen molecule inside clathrate hydrates. The Journal of chemical physics, 148(14), 144304. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5024884

© 2018 Author(s). We report a theoretical study of the frequency shift (redshift) of the stretching fundamental transition of an H 2 molecule confined inside the small dodecahedral cage of the structure II clathrate hydrate and its dependence on the... Read More about The effect of the condensed-phase environment on the vibrational frequency shift of a hydrogen molecule inside clathrate hydrates.

Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity (2018)
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Chen, L., Vivier, E., Eling, C. J., Babra, T. S., Bouillard, J. S. G., Adawi, A. M., …Greenland, B. W. (2018). Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity. Synthetic Metals, 241, 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2018.03.019

© 2018 An iterative synthesis has been used to produce conjugated, monodisperse, viologen-based aromatic oligomers containing up to 12 aromatic/heterocyclic rings. The methoxy-substituted oligomers were soluble in common organic solvents and could be... Read More about Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity.

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