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Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells (2019)
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Liu, Z., Turyanska, L., Zamberlan, F., Pacifico, S., Bradshaw, T. D., Moro, F., …Thomas, N. R. (2019). Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells. Nanotechnology, 30(50), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab437c

We report on the synthesis of water-soluble gold nanoclusters capped with polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based ligands and further functionalized with folic acid for specific cellular uptake. The dihydrolipoic acid-PEG-based ligands terminated with -OMe,... Read More about Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells.

A Highly Active Bidentate Magnesium Catalyst for Amine‐Borane Dehydrocoupling: Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies (2019)
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Ried, A., Taylor, L., Geer, A., Williams, H., Lewis, W., Blake, A., & Kays, D. L. (2019). A Highly Active Bidentate Magnesium Catalyst for Amine‐Borane Dehydrocoupling: Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies. Chemistry - A European Journal, 25(27), 6840-6846. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201901197

A magnesium complex (1) featuring a bidentate aminopyridinato ligand is a remarkably selective catalyst for the dehydrocoupling of amine-boranes. This reaction proceeds to completion with low catalyst loadings (1 mol%) und... Read More about A Highly Active Bidentate Magnesium Catalyst for Amine‐Borane Dehydrocoupling: Kinetic and Mechanistic Studies.

Accelerated 19F·MRI Detection of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2/-9 through Responsive Deactivation of Paramagnetic Relaxation Enhancement (2019)
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Faas, H. M., Krupa, J. L., Taylor, A. J., Zamberlan, F., Philp, C. J., Williams, H. E., …Meersmann, T. (2019). Accelerated 19F·MRI Detection of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2/-9 through Responsive Deactivation of Paramagnetic Relaxation Enhancement. Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/4826520

Paramagnetic gadolinium ions (Gd III), complexed within DOTA-based chelates, have become useful tools to increase the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast in tissues of interest. Recently, " on/off " probes serving as 19 F·MRI biosensor for targ... Read More about Accelerated 19F·MRI Detection of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2/-9 through Responsive Deactivation of Paramagnetic Relaxation Enhancement.

Sustenance and performance: nutritional reserves, longevity and contest outcomes of fed and starved adult parasitoid wasps (2018)
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Snart, C. J., Kapranas, A., Williams, H., Barrett, D. A., & Hardy, I. C. (2018). Sustenance and performance: nutritional reserves, longevity and contest outcomes of fed and starved adult parasitoid wasps. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2018.00012

Dyadic contests for possession of resources occur across a wide range of animal taxa, with contest outcome often being heavily influenced by the energetic reserves of the competitors. The majority of studied parasitoid wasps lack de novo lipogenesis,... Read More about Sustenance and performance: nutritional reserves, longevity and contest outcomes of fed and starved adult parasitoid wasps.

Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging (2018)
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Zamberlan, F., Turyanska, L., Patanè, A., Liu, Z., Williams, H., Fay, M., …Grabowska, A. (in press). Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6, https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tb02912h

The short shelf-life of water-soluble quantum dots (QDs) due to colloidal instability represents a major drawback to their exploitation. This work examines the colloidal stability of PbS nanoparticles capped with dihydrolipoic acid–polyethylene glyco... Read More about Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging.

Determination of pore network accessibility in hierarchical porous solids (2017)
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Rigby, S. P., Hasan, M., Stevens, L., Williams, H. E., & Fletcher, R. S. (in press). Determination of pore network accessibility in hierarchical porous solids. Industrial && Engineering Chemistry Research, 56(50), doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.7b04659

This paper validates the hypothesis that the supposedly non-specific adsorbates nitrogen and argon wet heavy metals differently, and shows how this unexpected effect can be actively utilised to deliver information on pore inter-connectivity. To explo... Read More about Determination of pore network accessibility in hierarchical porous solids.

Total synthesis of the post-translationally modified polyazole peptide antibiotic goadsporin (2017)
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Dexter, H. L., Williams, H. E., Lewis, W., & Moody, C. J. (2017). Total synthesis of the post-translationally modified polyazole peptide antibiotic goadsporin. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56(11), 3069-3073. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201612103

The structurally unique polyazole antibiotic goadsporin contains six heteroaromatic oxazole and thiazole rings integrated into a linear array of amino acids that also contains two dehydroalanine residues. An efficient total synthesis of goadsporin is... Read More about Total synthesis of the post-translationally modified polyazole peptide antibiotic goadsporin.

Cyclotrimerisation of isocyanates catalysed by low-coordinate Mn(II) and Fe(II) m-terphenyl complexes (2016)
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Sharpe, H. R., Geer, A. M., Williams, H. E., Blundell, T. J., Lewis, W., Blake, A. J., & Kays, D. L. (2017). Cyclotrimerisation of isocyanates catalysed by low-coordinate Mn(II) and Fe(II) m-terphenyl complexes. Chemical Communications, 53(5), 937-940. doi:10.1039/C6CC07243G

Two- and three-coordinate m-terphenyl complexes of manganese and iron are efficient catalysts for the selective cyclotrimerisation of primary aliphatic isocyanates affording isocyanurates in short reaction times and under mild conditions.

Developing Mn-doped lead sulfide quantum dots for MRI labels (2016)
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Turyanska, L., Moro, F., Patanè, A., Barr, J., Köckenberger, W., Taylor, A., …Thomas, N. R. (2016). Developing Mn-doped lead sulfide quantum dots for MRI labels. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4(42), 6797-6802. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6tb02574a

Magnetic interactions of Mn2+ions in lead sulfide (PbS) nanocrystals with protons in water are probed by NMR and MRI. A thin layer of capping molecules enables free solvent diffusion to the nanocrystal surface resulting in a decrease of proton relaxa... Read More about Developing Mn-doped lead sulfide quantum dots for MRI labels.

Metabolomics of aging assessed in individual parasitoid wasps (2016)
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Kapranas, A., Snart, C. J., Williams, H. E. L., Hardy, I. C., & Barrett, D. A. (2016). Metabolomics of aging assessed in individual parasitoid wasps. Scientific Reports, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep34848

Metabolomics studies of low-biomass organisms, such as small insects, have previously relied on the pooling of biological samples to overcome detection limits, particularly using NMR. We show that the differentiation of metabolite profiles of individ... Read More about Metabolomics of aging assessed in individual parasitoid wasps.

SilE is an intrinsically disordered periplasmic ‘molecular sponge' involved in bacterial silver resistance (2016)
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Asiani, K. R., Williams, H. E. L., Bird, L., Jenner, M., Searle, M. S., Hobman, J. L., …Soultanas, P. (2016). SilE is an intrinsically disordered periplasmic ‘molecular sponge' involved in bacterial silver resistance. Molecular Microbiology, 101(5), 731-742. https://doi.org/10.1111/mmi.13399

Ag+ resistance was initially found on the Salmonella enetrica serovar Typhimurium multi-resistance plasmid pMG101 from burns patients in 1975. The putative model of Ag+ resistance, encoded by the sil operon from pMG101, involves export of Ag+ via an... Read More about SilE is an intrinsically disordered periplasmic ‘molecular sponge' involved in bacterial silver resistance.

Total Synthesis of the Posttranslationally Modified Polyazole Peptide Antibiotic Plantazolicin A (2015)
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Wada, H., Williams, H. E. L., & Moody, C. J. (2015). Total Synthesis of the Posttranslationally Modified Polyazole Peptide Antibiotic Plantazolicin A. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54(50), 15147-15151. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201507062

The power of rhodium carbene methodology in chemistry is demonstrated by the synthesis of a structurally complex polyazole antibiotic. Plantazolicin A, a novel soil bacterium metabolite, comprises a linear array of 10 five-membered rings in two penta... Read More about Total Synthesis of the Posttranslationally Modified Polyazole Peptide Antibiotic Plantazolicin A.


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