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Fullerene wilth three reactive centres on periphery

Just three clicks

04 June 2010

Three different reactive centres can be attached to a fullerene surface using click chemistry



Fullerene B80 structure

Exploring fullerenes

04 June 2010

A low-lying icosahedral B12 structure contains core-shell structures of B80 fullerenes



Paracetamol tablets

Polymorph headache solved

04 June 2010

The mystery of paracetamol has finally been unravelled



Encapsulating
 coordination cage

Trapping aromatics

23 April 2010

A self-assembled coordination cage enables inert aromatics to undergo cycloadditions by encapsulating them within the cavity



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Photochirogenesis

23 April 2010

Carrying out photochirogenesis in a chiral ionic liquid gave chiral products in good enantiomeric excess



Bridging 
hydroxyl groups in amorphous silica-alumina

Zeolitic strength

23 April 2010

Spectroscopic evidence to show that bridging hydroxyl groups have zeolitic strength in amorphous silica-alumina



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Turning on to stress

21 April 2010

A profluorescent probe capable of detecting oxidative stress in living cells could provide insight into disease



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A step towards polymer solar cells

21 April 2010

Scientists in Taiwan have made ladder-type polymers that show promise for photovoltaics



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Hierarchical microspheres dielectric performance

19 April 2010

Synthesising titanium dioxide hierarchical microspheres using a supersaturated spontaneous nucleation method



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Clicking into place

19 April 2010

A rapid strategy has been developed for on-resin cyclization of peptides using thiol-ene click chemistry



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Mutant creation

19 April 2010

A mutant enzyme shows enhanced catalytic activity and enantioselectivity toward poor substrates



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Shape selective synthesis

19 April 2010

Creating nanosized hexagonally shaped zeolitic frameworks and looking at their sorption properties



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Ligand releases NO gas

08 April 2010

Copper complex mimics an important step in the global nitrogen cycle