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Oganesson: a most unusual ‘inert gas’

Posted on 19. July, 2018.

Oganesson, with the symbol Og, is the artificially prepared (i.e. ‘man-made’) elementwith atomic number 118, previously known as eka-radon or Uuo (‘ununoctium’), and recently ‘blessed’ with an official name by IUPAC3. Atoms of the element were first produced using the U400 cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, via a heavy-ion fusion reaction utilising collision of a 4820Ca beam with a 24998Cf target. 

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Journal of Chemical Research Abstracts Edition, August 2014

Posted on 9. September, 2014.

The August Abstracts Edition of Journal of Chemical Research is available to download now.

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Avian Biology Research – Opportunity for editor with avian disease specialism.

Posted on 7. September, 2014.

Avian Biology Research is looking to recruit a new editor with an avian disease specialism.

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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 7 Issue 3 2014

Posted on 27. August, 2014.

Avian Biology Research provides a forum for people working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.

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Contents: Journal of Chemical Research, Volume 38, Issue No.8, August, 2014

Posted on 27. August, 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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Hydrolysis of scutellarin and related glycosides to scutellarein and the corresponding aglycones

Posted on 21. August, 2014.

Scutellarein (5, 6, 7, 4′‑tetrahydroxyflavone, SCUE, 1,) is the aglycone of scutellarin (scutellarein-7-O-glucuronide, SCU, 2,), and is the main active constituent of breviscapine, an extract from the Chinese traditional herb Erigeron breviscapus (vant.) Hand.-Mazz.

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State of the art of photovoltaic technologies  

Posted on 20. August, 2014.

Harvesting solar energy using photovoltaic devices is being increasingly recognised as an essential component of future global renewable energy generation. The finite supply of fossil fuel sources and the detrimental long term effects of carbon dioxide and other emissions, into the Earth’s atmosphere, emphasises the importance of developing and commercialising renewable energy technologies.

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Does the threat of European Pine Marten (Martes martes) predation influence the height of nests built by Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) and Great Tits (Parus major)?

Posted on 19. August, 2014.

Nesting in tree cavities evolved and was lost repeatedly in different groups of passerines, resulting in specific patterns between and within avian families.  In Paridae, nesting is almost exclusively restricted to holes in trees.

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Free for 24 hour only - Feather-damaging behaviour in companion parrots

Posted on 18. August, 2014.

Parrots from over 200 species are maintained in zoos, breeding facilities, private homes, etc. In all captive settings, parrots can develop feather-damaging behaviour, in which birds repetitively chew or pluck out their feathers.  Believed to be rare or absent in wild parrots , this behaviour is of concern for many reasons.

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