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  • Isothiourea-catalyzed enantioselective addition of 4-nitrophenyl esters to iminium ions 

    Arokianathar, Jude N.; Frost, Aileen B.; Slawin, Alexandra M. Z.; Stead, Darren; Smith, Andrew D. (2018-02-02) - Journal article
    Isothioureas catalyze the enantioselective addition of 4-nitrophenyl esters to tetrahydroisoquinoline-derived iminium ions. 4-Nitrophenoxide, generated in situ from initial N-acylation of the isothiourea by the 4-nitrophenyl ...
  • Highly dense and chemically stable proton conducting electrolyte sintered at 1200 °C 

    Hossain, Shahzad; Abdalla, Abdalla M.; Radenahmad, Nikdalila; Zakaria, A. K. M.; Zaini, Juliana H.; Rahman, S. M. Habibur; Eriksson, Sten G.; Irvine, John T. S.; Azad, Abul K. (2018-01-11) - Journal article
    The BaCe0.7Zr0.1Y0.2−xZnxO3−δ (x = 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20) has been synthesized by the conventional solid state reaction method for application in protonic solid oxide fuel cell. The phase purity and lattice parameters of ...
  • A panchromatic, near infrared Ir(III) emitter bearing a tripodal C^N^C ligand as a dye for dye-sensitized solar cells 

    Hierlinger, Claus; Flint, Heather V.; Cordes, David B.; Slawin, Alexandra M. Z.; Gibson, Elizabeth A.; Jacquemin, Denis; Guerchais, Véronique; Zysman-Colman, Eli (2018-02-08) - Journal article
    The synthesis of a new complex of the form [Ir(C^N^C)(N^N)Cl] [where C^N^C = 2-(bis(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)methyl)pyridinato (dtBubnpy, L1 ) and N^N is diethyl [2,2'-bipyridine]-4,4'-dicarboxylate (deeb)] is reported. The ...
  • Direct and indirect approaches to identify drug modes of action 

    Tulloch, Lindsay B.; Menzies, Stefanie K.; Coron, Ross P.; Roberts, Matthew D.; Florence, Gordon J.; Smith, Terry K. (2018-01) - Journal item
    Phenotypic assays are becoming increasingly more common among drug discovery practices, expanding drug target diversity as lead compounds identified through such screens are not limited to known targets. While increasing ...
  • Reversible oxidative insertion of a C=C bond into magnesium(I) dimers : generation of highly active 1,2-dimagnesioethane compounds 

    Boutland, Aaron; Carroll, Ashlea; Lamsfus, Carlos; Stasch, Andreas; Maron, Laurent; Jones, Cameron (2017-12-20) - Journal article
    The oxidative insertion of 1,1-diphenylethylene into the Mg-Mg bond of two magnesium(I) dimers, [(ArNacnac)Mg−]2 (Ar = C6H2Me3-2,4,6 (Mes); C6H3Et2-2,6; R = Et (Dep)), yielding 1,2-dimagnesioethane products, [{(ArNacnac) ...

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