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Reversible adsorption and confinement of nitrogen dioxide within a robust porous metal-organic framework (2018)
Journal Article
Han, X., Godfrey, H. G., Briggs, L., Davies, A. J., Cheng, Y., Daemen, L. L., …Yang, S. (in press). Reversible adsorption and confinement of nitrogen dioxide within a robust porous metal-organic framework. Nature Materials, doi:10.1038/s41563-018-0104-7. ISSN 1476-1122

Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a major air pollutant causing significant environmental and health problems. We report reversible adsorption of NO2 in a robust metal–organic framework. Under ambient conditions, MFM-300(Al) exhibits a reversible NO2 isother... Read More

UN sustainable development goals: How can sustainable/green chemistry contribute? By doing things differently (2018)
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Poliakoff, M., Licence, P., & George, M. W. (2018). UN sustainable development goals: How can sustainable/green chemistry contribute? By doing things differently. 00 Journal not listed, 13, 146-149. doi:10.1016/j.cogsc.2018.04.011

Until now, much Green and Sustainable Chemistry has been focused on how chemicals are made. Here we suggest that, if chemistry is to contribute effectively to achieving the SDGs, we need to change the way that things are done at both ends of the chem... Read More

Health service factors that affect adherence to tuberculosis treatment in Ghana (2018)
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Salifu, Y., Eliason, C., & Mensah, G. (2018). Health service factors that affect adherence to tuberculosis treatment in Ghana. Primary Health Care, 28(2), doi:10.7748/phc.2018.e1312. ISSN 0264-5033

Most of the global cases of tuberculosis (TB) are found in Asia and Africa. This is largely due to deficient educational information, myths, beliefs and suboptimal service delivery as a result of inadequate infrastructure. Even though proper treatmen... Read More

Density functional theory calculations of the non-resonant and resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy of carbon fullerenes and nanotubes (2018)
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Hanson-Heine, M. W., George, M. W., & Besley, N. A. (in press). Density functional theory calculations of the non-resonant and resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy of carbon fullerenes and nanotubes. Chemical Physics Letters, doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2018.02.028. ISSN 0009-2614

The non-resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes is studied with density functional theory in conjunction with short-range corrected functionals. For C60 and C70 the X-ray emission spectra are insensitive to modest stru... Read More

Tuberculosis treatment adherence in Ghana: patients’ perspectives of barriers and enablers to treatment (2017)
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Salifu, Y., Eliason, C., & Mensah, G. (2017). Tuberculosis treatment adherence in Ghana: patients’ perspectives of barriers and enablers to treatment. ISSN 2026-5263

Tuberculosis (TB) treatment continues to be a daunting task in most low and middle- income countries due to cultural beliefs held by people and inadequate information about the importance of treatment adherence in the community. This study explored t... Read More

Thionated naphthalene diimides: tuneable chromophores for applications in photoactive dyads (2017)
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Pearce, N., Davies, E. S., Horvath, R., Pfeiffer, C. R., Sun, X., Lewis, W., …Champness, N. R. (2018). Thionated naphthalene diimides: tuneable chromophores for applications in photoactive dyads. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20(2), doi:10.1039/c7cp06952a. ISSN 1463-9076

Varying the degree of thionation of a series of naphthalene diimide (NDI) and naphthalic imides (NI) phenothiazine dyad systems afford a systematic approach for tuning of the system’s donor-acceptor energy gap. Each dyad was compared to model NDI/NI... Read More

The alteration of intra-ligand donor-acceptor interactions through torsional connectivity in substituted Re-dppz complexes (2017)
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through torsional connectivity in substituted Re-dppz complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 56(21), doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01710. ISSN 0020-1669

The ground and excited properties of a series of [ReCl(CO)3(dppz)] complexes with substituted donor groups have been investigated. Alteration of donor-acceptor communication through modulation of torsional angle and the number and nature of the donor... Read More

Continuous photo-oxidation in a vortex reactor: efficient operations using air drawn from the laboratory (2017)
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Lee, D. S., Amara, Z., Clark, C. A., Xu, Z., Kakimpa, B., Morvan, H., …George, M. W. (2017). Continuous photo-oxidation in a vortex reactor: efficient operations using air drawn from the laboratory. Organic Process Research and Development, 21(7), doi:10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153

We report the construction and use of a vortex reactor which uses a rapidly rotating cylinder to generate Taylor vortices for continuous flow thermal and photochemical reactions. The reactor is designed to operate under conditions required for vortex... Read More

Photoaquation mechanism of hexacyanoferrate(II) ions: ultrafast 2D UV and transient visible and IR spectroscopies (2017)
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spectroscopies. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(21), doi:10.1021/jacs.7b02769. ISSN 0002-7863

Ferrous iron(II) hexacyanide in aqueous solutions is known to undergo photoionization and photoaquation reactions depending on the excitation wavelength. To investigate this wavelength dependence, we implemented ultrafast two-dimensional UV transient... Read More

Continuous niobium phosphate catalysed Skraup reaction for quinoline synthesis from solketal (2017)
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Jin, J., Guidi, S., Amara, Z., Selva, M., George, M. W., & Poliakoff, M. (2017). Continuous niobium phosphate catalysed Skraup reaction for quinoline synthesis from solketal. Green Chemistry, 19, doi:10.1039/C6GC03140D. ISSN 1463-9262

Solketal is derived from the reaction of acetone with glycerol, a by-product product of the biodiesel industry. We report here the continuous reaction of solketal with anilines over a solid acid niobium phosphate (NbP), for the continuous generation... Read More

Kohn-Sham density functional theory calculations of non-resonant and resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy (2017)
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Hanson-Heine, M. W., George, M. W., & Besley, N. A. (2017). Kohn-Sham density functional theory calculations of non-resonant and resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy. Journal of Chemical Physics, 146(9), doi:10.1063/1.4977178. ISSN 0021-9606

The accuracy of non-resonant and resonant (resonant inelastic X-ray scattering) X-ray emission spectra simulated based upon Kohn-Sham density functional theory is assessed. Accurate non-resonant X-ray emission spectra with the correct energy scale ar... Read More

Investigating interfacial electron transfer in dye-sensitized NiO using vibrational spectroscopy (2017)
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dye-sensitized NiO using vibrational spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19(11), doi:10.1039/c6cp05712h. ISSN 1463-9076

Understanding what influences the formation and lifetime of charge-separated states is key to developing photoelectrochemical devices. This paper describes the use of time-resolved infrared absorption spectroscopy (TRIR) to determine the structure an... Read More

‘Ghost’ stories: sociocultural factors influencing tuberculosis treatment adherence in Ghana (2016)
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Salifu, Y., Eliason, C., & Mensah, G. (2016). ‘Ghost’ stories: sociocultural factors influencing tuberculosis treatment adherence in Ghana. Primary Health Care, 26(10), doi:10.7748/phc.2016.e1159. ISSN 0264-5033

Background: Non-adherence to treatment is a major problem in tuberculosis (TB) control and leads to adverse outcomes and increased morbidity and mortality. Aim: To explore the experiences of TB patients taking anti-TB drugs in Ghana to improve treat... Read More