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Now available on Fast Track: Egg size and shape variation in Rufous Bush Chats (Cercotrichas galactotes) breeding in date palm plantations: hatching success increases with egg elongation

Posted on 23. April, 2018.

In oviparous taxa such as birds, clutch characteristics (e.g. egg size, egg mass and the number of eggs) can be considered as energetic investment in reproduction. In this paper, we study variation in the principal component indices of egg size and shape in Rufous Bush Chats (Cercotrichas galactotes) breeding in date palm plantations in the Al Amri Oasis, north Algeria, in 2008–2009 and 2011–2013.


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Efficient, one-pot synthesis of polyfunctionalised octahydroquinazolin-2,5-diones catalysed by Fe3O4 nanoparticles

Posted on 12. February, 2015.

In recent years, multi-component reactions (MCRs) have been developed as economic methods for the synthesis of important medical and industrial compounds. MCRs are convergent reactions, in which three or more starting materials react to form a product, where basically all or most of the atoms are retained. They have become important procedures for the synthesis of structurally complex compounds in addition to drug-like molecules.


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February 12th is Darwin Day!

Posted on 12. February, 2015.

In honour of Darwin's 206th birthday we have made the Darwin issue of Science Progress free to read.


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Effect of the gas-phase reaction on hydrogen microcombustion in a Pt/γ-Al2O3 catalytic plane channel with detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms

Posted on 11. February, 2015.

Micro-combustors are emerging as a powerful tool for the portable production of energy. The combustion-based micro-power generation systems may eventually replace environmentally non-benign and expensive lithium batteries in many devices due to the high energy density of hydrocarbon fuels (40 for hydrocarbon fuels versus 0.5 MJ kg-1 for lithium batteries).


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Contents: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 40, No.1, 2015

Posted on 4. February, 2015.

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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Journal of Chemical Research, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2015 - Abstracts Edition

Posted on 29. January, 2015.

The Abstracts Edition of Journal of Chemical Research, Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2015 is available now.


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Free Review - The determinants of lifespan in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans: a short primer

Posted on 24. January, 2015.

The excitement generated by the study of the genetic determinants of lifespan in the soil-dwelling nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is not surprising: success in this field underlines that fact that the age dependent decline of any organism is subject to change through genetic manipulation or other interventions; lifespan is a phenotype like any other.


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Contents: Journal of Chemical Research, Volume 39, Issue No.1, January 2015

Posted on 22. January, 2015.

The Journal of Chemical Research is a monthly journal which has a broad international authorship and publishes research papers and reviews in all branches of experimental chemistry. Established in 1977 as a joint venture by the British, French and German chemical societies it maintains the high standards set by the founding societies.


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Free Review article - Synthesis of amido carbonyl compounds through the Dakin–West reaction using Lewis acid catalysts

Posted on 16. January, 2015.

Multi-component reactions (MCRs) are rapid, efficient and time saving, thus permitting the synthesis of complicated molecules without the isolation of any intermediate. They require minimum effort, which minimises the environmental load and is acceptable from a green chemistry point of view.


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