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Contents: Journal of Chemical Research , Volume 41, Issue No.3, March 2017

Posted on 17. March, 2017.

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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Photoinduced electron transfer processes of functionalized nanocarbons; fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene

Posted on 14. January, 2014.

To solve the energy demands for a sustainable society, clean solar energy is crucial. Thus, finding methods for efficient light energy conversion is important. Molecular devices employing composites of nanocarbons such as fullerenes, single wall carbon nanotubes and graphene are promising. Light-induced electron-transfer processes of these nanocarbons hybridized with photosensitizers are more favourable than ordinary molecules.


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Adsorption of arsenic on pre-treated zeolite at different pH levels

Posted on 14. January, 2014.

Water pollution by arsenic has become one of the biggest problems faced by the sustainable development in several countries. Arsenic contained in drinking water is responsible for many health problems such as lung cancer, bladder cancer, diabetes, muscular weakness, and black foot disease. This study shows the importance of using natural pre-treated zeolites in the adsorption of arsenic in water due to the adsorption percentages that are higher than 90%, controlling the pH in the pre-treatment.


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Novel approach to the ultrasonic degradation of polymers: development of a general kinetic equation

Posted on 14. January, 2014.

The general applicability of the common kinetic equations is discussed to develop a general kinetic equation for the ultrasonic degradation of polymers. The common ultrasonic-kinetic equations for polymers are used to fit original data collected from the literature. The fitting accuracy is evaluated by the residual standard deviation. The results indicate that the first-order equation and second-order equations are the most accurate and can replace other kinetic equations.


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Collection, isolation, and culture of somatic cells from avian semen

Posted on 14. January, 2014.

Somatic cells recovered from avian semen could be used in chimera formation or cloning of endangered birds; especially important when a genetically unique animal dies and the only viable genetic material available is semen cryopreserved for artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization purposes. Although used in mammalian reproduction, this technology is lacking for avian semen. A minimally invasive technique to conserve avian genetic diversity is described that uses fresh avian semen from domestic chickens as a source of somatic cells, specifically fibroblast-like cells and epithelial cells, for cytological analysis and somatic cell gene banking.


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Practical synthesis of neoponkoranol and its related sulfonium salt, an optimised protocol using isopropylidene as an effective protecting group

Posted on 13. January, 2014.

The inhibition of glucosidases is one of the most effective therapeutic approaches to treat diseases such as diabetes, cancers, viral infections and Gaucher’s disease. A practical synthesis of neoponkoranol and its related sulfonium salt as potent α‑glucosidase inhibitors has been developed in which the coupling reaction was optimised by using isopropylidene as an effective protecting group. The coupling yields were dramatically improved in this study from 37% to 87%.


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Contents: Journal Of Chemical Research Volume 38 Issue 1 2014

Posted on 13. January, 2014.

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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UCL Chemistry Department 1828-1974

Posted on 20. December, 2013.

Science Reviews 2000 are delighted to announce the publication of a new book, UCL Chemistry Department 1828–1974 by Professor Alwyn Davies and Professor Peter Garratt.

“Alwyn Davies and Peter Garratt have succeeded brilliantly in capturing the dynamics of a successful department and the careers of its many colourful characters” – Sir Malcolm Grant, Provost and President, UCL.


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Speciation studies of Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes of L-valine in acetonitrile-water mixtures

Posted on 20. December, 2013.

Speciation study of essential metal ion complexes with amino acids is useful to understand the role played by the active site cavities in biological molecules and the bonding behaviour of protein residues with the metal ion. Chemical speciation of a molecule is governed by its structure and solvent effects. Hence, in recent years, researchers have shown interest in the study of metal ions interaction with various ligands


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