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Contents: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 42, No.3, 2017

Posted on 12. September, 2017.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.


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Environmental echoes

Posted on 21. October, 2015.

Free review article in Science Progress
Allergy, auto immunity and cancer are becoming more prevalent in the developed world. One explanation might be that the immune system required to protect us from such problems is being inadequately trained, perhaps due to our increased separation from the environment which has shaped our mutating genes since we emerged from the primaeval ooze. 


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Muon tomography: looking inside dangerous places

Posted on 19. October, 2015.

Free Current Commentary article in Science Progress by Prof Chris Rhodes


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The importance of natural habitats as Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) breeding sites

Posted on 19. October, 2015.

The biodiversity of native species is diminishing in many regions as natural habitats are being replaced by human settlements and agriculture. 


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Fuzzy Logic modelling of non-catalytic, multi-step hydrogen reduction of molybdenum disulfide in the presence of lime

Posted on 15. October, 2015.

Metal sulfide reduction in the presence of a suitable sulfur-scavenging metal oxide is an attractive process for the direct recovery of metals.


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The Global Oil Supply: Implications for Biodiversity?

Posted on 14. October, 2015.

Talk given recently by Professor Chris Rhodes at the Linnean Society of London


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An efficient TiCl4-catalysed method for the synthesis of para-substituted aromatic aldehydes

Posted on 13. October, 2015.

A para-substituted aromatic aldehyde is an important substructure in both natural products and therapeutic agents. 


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Special feature on Sir John Cornforth

Posted on 13. October, 2015.

Sir John Cornforth AC CBE FRS was one of the major figures of organic chemistry of the 20th century. His pioneering work on the stereochemistry of enzyme reactions was acknowledged by the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1975. He also made significant contributions to the synthesis of sterols, the structure and chemistry of penicillin and the chemistry of oxazoles. 


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(R)evolution in the molecular sexing of ratite birds: identification and analysis of new candidate sex-linked markers

Posted on 13. October, 2015.

The ratites are flightless birds of the superorder Palaeognathae that includes species such as Ostriches, Emu, Rheas, Cassowaries  and Kiwis. The conservation status of these species indicates that most of them require the implementation of urgent management actions in the scope of pertinent conservation strategies.


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