School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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24 Citations (Scopus)
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Non-Thermal Plasma Activation of Gold-based Catalysts for Low Temperature Water Gas Shift

Stere, C., Anderson, J., Chansai, S., Delgado, J. J., Goguet, A., Graham, W., Hardacre, C., Taylor, R., Tu, X., Wang, Z. & Yang, H., 08 May 2017, In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 56, 20, p. 5579-5583

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Water gas shift
Gold
Chemical activation
Plasmas
Catalysts
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Novel Demonstration of Heterogeneous Redox Catalysis Using a Rotating Pencil Lead

Mills, A., Andrews, R., O'Rourke, C. & Hitchman, M., 01 Aug 2017, In : Journal Of Laboratry Chemical Education. 5, 4, p. 86-93 8 p.

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Catalysis
Demonstrations
Chlorine
Ions
Powders
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Novel pH-Based Photocatalyst Activity Indicator Hydrogel Film (Hpaii)

Mills, A. & Hawthorne, D., 01 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 346, p. 390-395

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Photocatalysts
Hydrogels
gels
Hydrogel
Tile
11 Citations (Scopus)
357 Downloads (Pure)

Novel temperature-activated, humidity-sensitive optical sensor

Mills, A., Hawthorne, D., Burns, L. & Hazafy, D., Mar 2017, In : SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL. p. 1009-1015 7 p.

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Methylene Blue
methylene blue
Optical sensors
optical measuring instruments
humidity
3 Citations (Scopus)
212 Downloads (Pure)

Nucleophilic displacement reactions of 5′-derivatised nucleosides in a vibration ball mill

Eguaogie, O., Conlon, P. F., Ravalico, F., Sweet, J., Elder, T. B., Conway, L. P., Lennon, M. E., Hodgson, D. R. W. & Vyle, J. S., 13 Jan 2017, In : Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 13, p. 87–92 6 p.

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Ball mills
Nucleosides
Salts
Purine Nucleosides
Cyclization
4 Citations (Scopus)
124 Downloads (Pure)

Observation of the de Vries behavior in SmA∗ phase of a liquid crystal using polarised Raman scattering and infrared spectroscopy

Kocot, A., Vij, J. K., Perova, T. S., Merkel, K., Swaminathan, V., Sreenilayam, S. P., Yadav, N., Panov, V. P., Stevenson, P. J., Panov, A. & Rodriguez-Lojo, D., 01 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 147, 9, 094903.

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Liquid Crystals
Distribution functions
Raman scattering
Cones
Infrared spectroscopy
65 Citations (Scopus)
106 Downloads (Pure)

One-Step Reforming of CO2 and CH4 into High-Value Liquid Chemicals and Fuels at Room Temperature by Plasma-Driven Catalysis

Wang, L., Yi, Y., Wu, C., Guo, H. & Tu, X., 23 Oct 2017, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 56, 44, p. 13679-13683

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Reforming reactions
Acetic acid
Acetic Acid
Catalysis
Plasmas
46 Citations (Scopus)
343 Downloads (Pure)

Organic synthesis by Twin Screw Extrusion (TSE): continuous, scalable and solvent-free

Crawford, D. E., Miskimmin, C. K. G., Albadarin, A. B., Walker, G. & James, S. L., 17 Jan 2017, In : Green Chemistry. 6, p. 1507-1518 12 p.

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extrusion
Extrusion
condensation
Condensation
grinding
8 Citations (Scopus)
147 Downloads (Pure)

Palladium(II)-Catalysed Aminocarbonylation of Terminal Alkynes for the Synthesis of 2-Ynamides: Addressing the Challenges of Solvents and Gas Mixtures

Hughes, N., Brown, C. L., Irwin, A. A., Cao, Q. & Muldoon, M. J., 23 Jan 2017, In : CHEMSUSCHEM. 10, 4, p. 675-680 6 p.

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Alkynes
palladium
Palladium
Gas mixtures
catalyst
26 Citations (Scopus)
79 Downloads (Pure)

Perspective: Photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to solar fuels over semiconductors

Peng, C., Reid, G., Wang, H. & Hu, P., 17 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 147, 3

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Global warming
Photocatalysts
Fossil fuels
Carbon Dioxide
photochemical reactions
12 Citations (Scopus)

Phase behavior and characterization of heptamethyltrisiloxane-based de Vries smectic liquid crystal by electro-optics, x rays, and dielectric spectroscopy

Sreenilayam, S. P., Agra-Kooijman, D. M., Panov, V. P., Swaminathan, V., Vij, J. K., Panarin, Y. P., Kocot, A., Panov, A., Rodriguez-Lojo, D., Stevenson, P. J., Fisch, M. R. & Kumar, S., 10 Mar 2017, In : Physical Review E. 95, 3, 11 p., 032701.

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Electro-optics
shrinkage
Liquid Crystal
electro-optics
Spectroscopy
3 Citations (Scopus)
161 Downloads (Pure)

Physical and Electrochemical Investigations into Blended Electrolytes Containing a Glyme Solvent and Two Bis{(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl}imide-Based Ionic Liquids

Neale, A. R., Goodrich, P., Hughes, T-L., Hardacre, C., Ball, S. C. & Jacquemin, J., 06 May 2017, In : Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 164, 8, p. H5124-H5134

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14 Citations (Scopus)
Heavy Metals
Heavy metals
Wastewater
heavy metal
wastewater
7 Citations (Scopus)
134 Downloads (Pure)

Preparation of Cytocompatible ITO Neuroelectrodes with Enhanced Electrochemical Characteristics Using a Facile Anodic Oxidation Process

Vallejo-Giraldo, C., Pampaloni, N. P., Pallipurath, A. R., Mokarian-Tabari, P., O'Connell, J., Holmes, J. D., Trotier, A., Krukiewicz, K., Orpella-Aceret, G., Pugliese, E., Ballerini, L., Kilcoyne, M., Dowd, E., Quinlan, L. R., Pandit, A., Kavanagh, P. & Biggs, M. J. P., 23 Mar 2017, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 18 p., 1605035.

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Anodic oxidation
Tin oxides
indium oxides
Indium
tin oxides
5 Citations (Scopus)

Preparation of Different Nickel–Iron/Titania–Alumina Catalysts for Hydrogen/Carbon Monoxide Methanation under Atmospheric Pressure

Cheng, C., Wu, C. & Shen, D., 11 Aug 2017, In : Energy Technology. 5, 8, p. 1218-1227

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Methanation
Carbon monoxide
Atmospheric pressure
Hydrogen
Catalysts
4 Citations (Scopus)

Pre-processing effects on cold pressed rapeseed oil quality indicators and phenolic compounds

McDowell, D., Elliott, C. T. & Koidis, A., 01 Sep 2017, In : European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 119, 9, 10 p., 1600357.

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rapeseed oil
phenolic compounds
Oils
oils
Processing
6 Citations (Scopus)
210 Downloads (Pure)
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inks
Photocatalysts
Ink
Powders
Catalyst activity
10 Citations (Scopus)
157 Downloads (Pure)

Probing the Role of a Non-Thermal Plasma (NTP) in the Hybrid NTP Catalytic Oxidation of Methane

Gibson, D. E. K., Stere, D. C. E., Curran-McAteer, B., JOnes, W., Cibin, D. G., Gianolio, D. D., Goguet, P. A., Wells, D. P. P., Catlow, P. C. R. A., Collier, D. P., Hinde, D. P. & Hardacre, P. C., 06 Jul 2017, In : Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 56, 32, p. 9351-9355

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Catalytic oxidation
Methane
Plasmas
Mass spectrometry
Pipe
32 Citations (Scopus)
108 Downloads (Pure)

Promoting hydrogen production and minimizing catalyst deactivation from the pyrolysis-catalytic steam reforming of biomass on nanosized NiZnAlOx catalysts

Dong, L., Wu, C., Ling, H., Shi, J., Williams, P. T. & Huang, J., 15 Jan 2017, In : Fuel. 188, p. 610-620 11 p.

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Catalytic reforming
Catalyst deactivation
Steam reforming
Hydrogen production
Biomass
9 Citations (Scopus)

Pyrolysis–catalysis of waste plastic using a nickel–stainless-steel mesh catalyst for high-value carbon products

Zhang, Y., Nahil, M. A., Wu, C. & Williams, P. T., 03 Feb 2017, In : Environmental Technology (United Kingdom). 38, 22, p. 2889-2897

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plastic waste
Steel
Carbon
steel
catalyst
11 Citations (Scopus)
176 Downloads (Pure)

Quantitative Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Single Bases in Oligodeoxynucleotides

Bell, S. & Dick, S., 31 May 2017, In : Faraday Discussions.

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Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
Raman spectroscopy
Hydroxylamine
DNA sequences
DNA
18 Citations (Scopus)
210 Downloads (Pure)

Rapid One-Pot Preparation of Large Freestanding Nanoparticle Polymer Films

Xu, Y., Konrad, M. P., Trotter, J. L., McCoy, C. P. & Bell, S. E. J., 11 Jan 2017, In : Small. 13, 2, 5 p.

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Polymer films
Nanoparticles
Polymers
Metal Nanoparticles
Metal nanoparticles
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Reaction engineering of urea alcoholysis: Alkyl carbamates

Mote, D. R. & Ranade, V. V., 01 Jan 2017, In : Indian Journal of Chemical Technology. 24, 1, p. 9-19 11 p.

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Carbamates
Urea
Separators
Ammonia
Kinetic parameters
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Regional assessment of bioeconomy options using the anaerobic biorefinery concept

Pérez Camacho, M. N. & Curry, R., 25 Sep 2017, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Waste and Resource Management. p. 1-10 10 p., 1700015.

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Biogas
biogas
Feedstocks
Anaerobic digestion
action plan
4 Citations (Scopus)
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SERS and SERRS Detection of the DNA Lesion 8-Nitroguanine: a Self-Labeling Modification

Dick, S., Bell, S. E. J., Alexander, K. J., O'Neil, D. I. A. & Cosstick, P. R., 04 Aug 2017, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 23, 44, p. 10663-10669 7 p.

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Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
Guanine
Labeling
Raman spectroscopy
Wavelength
6 Citations (Scopus)

Significant enhancement of the selectivity of propylene epoxidation for propylene oxide: A molecular oxygen mechanism

Dai, Y., Chen, Z., Guo, Y., Lu, G., Zhao, Y., Wang, H. & Hu, P., 16 Aug 2017, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics . 19, 36, p. 25129-25139

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propylene oxide
epoxidation
Epoxidation
Molecular oxygen
propylene
10 Citations (Scopus)
167 Downloads (Pure)

Silver-Modified η-Al2O3 Catalyst for DME Production

Osman Ahmed, A. I., Abu-Dahrieh, J., Abdelkader, A., Hassan, N., Laffir, F., McLaren, M. & Rooney, D., 20 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 121, 45, p. 25018–25032

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Silver
Ethers
ethers
silver
catalysts
32 Citations (Scopus)

Simultaneous photocatalytic removal of nitrate and oxalic acid over Cu2O/TiO2 and Cu2O/TiO2-AC composites

Adamu, H., McCue, A. J., Taylor, R. S. F., Manyar, H. G. & Anderson, J. A., 03 Jun 2017, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 217, p. 181-191

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Oxalic Acid
Oxalic acid
oxalic acid
Nitrates
nitrate
19 Citations (Scopus)
116 Downloads (Pure)

Single, simultaneous and consecutive biosorption of Cr(VI) and Orange II onto chemically modified masau stones

Albadarin, A. B., Solomon, S., Mangwandi, C. & Kurniawan, T. A., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 204, 1, p. 365-374 10 p.

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Biosorption
dye
Dyes
X-ray spectroscopy
chromium
11 Citations (Scopus)
325 Downloads (Pure)

Smart inks as photocatalytic activity indicators of self-cleaning paints

Baudys, M., Krysa, J. & Mills, A., 01 Feb 2017, In : Catalysis Today. 280, 1, p. 8-13 6 p.

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Ink
Paint
Cleaning
Weathering
Silicates
10 Citations (Scopus)

Solventless mechanochemical metallation of porphyrins

Ralphs, K., Zhang, C. & James, S., 2017, In : Green Chemistry. 19, 1, p. 102-105 4 p.

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porphyrin
Porphyrins
acetate (salt)
Ball milling
Acetates
25 Citations (Scopus)
2095 Downloads (Pure)

Speed of Sound and Ultrasound Absorption in Ionic Liquids

Dzida, M., Zorębski, E., Zorębski, M., Żarska, M., Geppert-Rybczyńska, M., Chorążewski, M., Jacquemin, J. & Cibulka, I., 08 Mar 2017, In : Chemical Reviews. 117, 5, p. 3883–3929 9 p.

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Ionic Liquids
Acoustic wave velocity
Ultrasonics
Acoustics
Chemical engineering
4 Citations (Scopus)
104 Downloads (Pure)

Supramolecular Low-Molecular-Weight Hydrogelator Stabilization of SERS-Active Aggregated Nanoparticles for Solution and Gas Sensing

Canrinus, T., Lee, W., Feringa, B., Bell, S. & Browne, W., 03 Jul 2017, In : Langmuir. 35, 33, p. 8805–8812

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low molecular weights
Raman scattering
Colloids
Stabilization
stabilization
16 Citations (Scopus)
256 Downloads (Pure)
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Aluminum Oxide
hydrophobicity
Hydrophobicity
Dehydration
Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
19 Citations (Scopus)
217 Downloads (Pure)

Sustainable cyclic carbonate production, utilising carbon dioxide and azolate ionic liquids

Goodrich, P., Gunaratne, H. Q. N., Jacquemin, J., Jin, L., Lei, Y. & Seddon, K. R., 06 Jun 2017, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

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Ionic Liquids
halide
Carbonates
Epoxy Compounds
Ionic liquids
10 Citations (Scopus)
276 Downloads (Pure)
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Point-of-Care Systems
Raman Spectrum Analysis
Drug Monitoring
Raman spectroscopy
Polymer films
5 Citations (Scopus)
205 Downloads (Pure)

Synthesis, characterisation and study of magnetocaloric effects (enhanced and reduced) in manganate perovskites.

McBride, K., Partridge, N., Bennington-Gray, S. ., Felton, S., Stella, L. & Poulidi, D., Apr 2017, In : Materials Research Bulletin. 88, p. 69–77 9 p.

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Magnetocaloric effects
perovskites
Doping (additives)
radii
synthesis
3 Citations (Scopus)
57 Downloads (Pure)

Systematic optimization of poly(vinyl chloride) surface modification with an aromatic thiol

McCoy, C., Irwin, N., Hardy, JG., Kennedy, S., Donnelly, L., Cowley, J., Andrews, G. & Pentlavalli, S., 09 Oct 2017, In : European Polymer Journal. 97, p. 40-48 9 p.

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Vinyl Chloride
Sulfhydryl Compounds
thiols
Surface treatment
chlorides
26 Citations (Scopus)
89 Downloads (Pure)

Tailored mesoporous silica supports for Ni catalysed hydrogen production from ethanol steam reforming

Parlett, C. M. A., Aydin, A., Durndell, L. J., Frattini, L., Isaacs, M. A., Lee, A. F., Liu, X., Olivi, L., Trofimovaite, R., Wilson, K. & Wu, C., 05 Mar 2017, In : Catalysis Communications. 91, p. 76-79 4 p.

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Steam reforming
Hydrogen production
Catalyst supports
Silicon Dioxide
Ethanol
8 Citations (Scopus)

Template-free synthesis of mesoporous manganese oxides with catalytic activity in the oxygen evolution reaction

Lian, S., Browne, M. P., Dominguez, C., Stamatin, S. N., Nolan, H., Duesberg, G. S., Lyons, M. E. G., Fonda, E. & Colavita, P. E., 2017, In : Sustainable Energy & Fuels. 4, p. 780-788 9 p.

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Manganese oxide
Catalyst activity
Annealing
Manganese
Oxygen
8 Citations (Scopus)
211 Downloads (Pure)

The 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko observation campaign in support of the Rosetta mission

Snodgrass, C., A'Hearn, M. F., Aceituno, F., Afanasiev, V., Bagnulo, S., Bauer, J., Bergond, G., Besse, S., Biver, N., Bodewits, D., Boehnhardt, H., Bonev, B. P., Borisov, G., Carry, B., Casanova, V., Cochran, A. L., Conn, B. C., Davidsson, B., de León, J., de Mooij, E. & 90 others, Val-Borro, M. D., Delacruz, M., DiSanti, M. A., Drew, J. E., Duffard, R., Edberg, N. J. T., Faggi, S., Feaga, L., Fitzsimmons, A., Fujiwara, H., Gibb, E. L., Gillon, M., Green, S. F., Guijarro, A., Guilbert-Lepoutre, A., Gutiérrez, P. J., Hadamcik, E., Hainaut, O. R., Haque, S., Hedrosa, R., Hines, D., Hopp, U., Hoyo, F., Hutsemékers, D., Hyland, M., Ivanova, O., Jehin, E., Jones, G. H., Keane, J. V., Kelley, M. S. P., Kiselev, N., Kleyna, J., Kluge, M., Knight, M. M., Kokotanekova, R., Koschny, D., Kramer, E., López-Moreno, J. J., Lacerda, P., Lara, L-M., Lasue, J., Lehto, H. J., Levasseur-Regourd, A-C., Licandro, J., Lin, Z. Y., Lister, T., Lowry, S. C., Mainzer, A., Manfroid, J., Marchant, J., McNeill, A., Meech, K. J., Micheli, M., Mohammed, I., Monguió, M., Torres Moreno, E. F., Muñoz, O., Mumma, M. J., Nikolov, P., Opitom, C., Ortiz, J. L., Paganini, L., Pajuelo, M., Pozuelos, F. J., Protopapa, S., Pursimo, T., Rajkumar, B., Ramanjooloo, Y., Ramos, E., Ries, C., Riffeser, A., Rosenbush, V., Rousselot, P., Santos-Sanz, P., Schleicher, D. G., Schmidt, R. M., Schulz, R., Sen, A. K., Somero, A., Sota, A., Stinson, A., Sunshine, J., Thompson, A., Tozzi, G-P., Tubiana, C., Villanueva, G. L., Wooden, D. H., Yagi, M., Zaprudin, B. & Zegmott, T. J., 13 Jul 2017, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 375, 2097, 22 p., 20160249.

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Rosetta mission
comets
Orbits
coma
Orbit
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Ionic Liquids
Ionic liquids
conductivity
liquids
electrical resistivity
3 Citations (Scopus)
101 Downloads (Pure)
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Hamiltonians
Emission spectroscopy
Aluminum
Fourier transforms
Anodes
94 Citations (Scopus)
1150 Downloads (Pure)

The ins and outs of microorganism–electrode electron transfer reactions

Kumar, A., Huan-Hsuan Hsu, L., Kavanagh, P., Barrière, F., Lens, P. N. L., Lapinsonniere, L., Lienhard V, J. H., Schröder, U., Jiang, X. & Leech, D., 08 Mar 2017, In : Nature Reviews Chemistry. 1, 0024.

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Charge transfer
Electrons
Biological systems
Metabolism
Microorganisms
15 Citations (Scopus)
124 Downloads (Pure)

The mechanism of aquaporin inhibition by gold compounds elucidated by biophysical and computational methods

De Almeida, A., Mósca, A. F., Wragg, D., Wenzel, M., Kavanagh, P., Barone, G., Leoni, S., Soveral, G. & Casini, A., 07 Apr 2017, In : Chemical Communications. 53, 27, p. 3830-3833 4 p.

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Aquaglyceroporins
Gold compounds
Gold Compounds
Aquaporins
Computational methods
3 Citations (Scopus)
Ionic Liquids
X ray scattering
Ionic liquids
Molecular dynamics
molecular dynamics
13 Citations (Scopus)
228 Downloads (Pure)
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Catalyst
Density Functional
Density functional theory
Catalysis
Kinetics
7 Citations (Scopus)

Theory of SERS enhancement: general discussion

Graham, D., Goodacre, R., Arnolds, H., Masson, J-F., Schatz, G., Baumberg, J., Kim, D-H., Aizpurua, J., Lum, W., Silvestri, A., de Nijs, B., Xu, Y., Di Martino, G., Natan, M., Schlücker, S., Wuytens, P., Bruzas, I., Kuttner, C., Hardy, M., Chikkaraddy, R. & 22 others, Martín Sabanés, N., Delfino, I., Dawson, P., Gawinkowski, S., Bontempi, N., Mahajan, S., Reich, S., Hourahine, B., Bell, S., Królikowska, A., Porter, M., Keeler, A., Kamp, M., Fountain, A., Fasolato, C., Giorgis, F., Otero, J. C., Matricardi, C., Van Duyne, R., Lombardi, J., Deckert, V. & Velleman, L., 04 Dec 2017, In : Faraday Discussions. 205, p. 173-211 39 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)
137 Downloads (Pure)
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spectral sensitivity
Electric lamps
luminaires
artifacts
troughs
4 Citations (Scopus)
117 Downloads (Pure)

The Reaction Mechanism of Isopentenyl Phosphate Kinase: A QM/MM Study

McClory, J., Timson, D., Singh, W., Zhang, J. & Huang, M., 20 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. p. 1-29

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