A selection of latest publications A selection of latest publications

The latest research publications and papers from within the school of Chemistry.

D. Weeraddana, M. Premaratne and D.L. Andrews.
Quantum electrodynamics of resonance energy transfer in nanowire systems.
Phys. Rev. B 93, 075151, 2016 (10 pages).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075151.

M.D. Williams, D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews.
Quantum issues with structured light.
Proc. SPIE 9764, 976407, 2016. (9 pages).
DOI: 10.1117/12.2214946.

D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews,
Chiral separation and twin-beam photonics.
Proc. SPIE 9764, 97640W, 2016. (7 pages).
DOI: 10.1117/12.2214926.

M.D. Williams, D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews.
On the emergence of Raman signals characterizing multicentre nanoscale interactions.
Proc. SPIE 9884, 98840N, 2016. (8 pages).
DOI: 10.1117/12.2227719.

K.A. Forbes, M.D. Williams and D.L. Andrews.
Quantum theory for the nanoscale propagation of light through stacked thin film layers.
Proc. SPIE 9884, 988434, 2016. (8 pages).
DOI: 10.1117/12.2227694.

M.D. Williams, D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews.
Raman scattering mediated by neighboring molecules.
J. Chem. Phys. 144, 174304, 2016. (9 pages).
DOI: 10.1063/1.4948366.

A.B. Schmidt, D.L. Andrews, A. Rohrbach, C. Gohn-Kreuz, V.N. Shatokhin, V.G. Kiselev, J. Hennig, D. von Elverfeldt and J.-B. Hövener,
Do twisted laser beams evoke nuclear hyperpolarization?
J. Magn. Res. 268, 58-67, 2016.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2016.04.015.

D. Weeraddana, M. Premaratne, S.D. Gunapala and D.L. Andrews.
Quantum electrodynamical theory of high-efficiency excitation energy transfer in laser-driven nanostructure systems.
Phys. Rev. B 94, 085133, 2016. (11 pages).

A. I. Karsisiotis, O. M. Deacon, M. T. Wilson, C. Macdonald, T. M. A. Blumenschein, G. R. Moore and J. R. Worrall.
Increased dynamics in the 40-57 Ω-loop of the G41S variant of human cytochrome c promote its pro-apoptotic conformation.
Scientific Reports, 6, 30447, 2016
DOI: 10.1038/srep30447

Borgh M.O, Nitta M, and Ruostekoski J.
Stable core symmetries and confined textures for a vortex line in a Spinor Bose-Einstein condensate
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 085301 2016
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.085301

Lovegrove J, Borgh M.O, and Ruostekoski,J.
Stability and internal structure of vortices in spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensates with conserved magnetization
Phys. Rev. A 93, 033633 2016
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.93.033633

Parker R, Bolam T, Barry J, Mason C, Kröger S, Warford L, Silburn B, Sivyer D, Birchenough S, Mayes A, Fones G.
The application of Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) for improved understanding of metal behaviour at marine disposal sites.
ScienceDirect. In press. 2016
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.09.183

Ross A. Arthurs, Peter N. Horton, Simon J. Coles and Christopher J. Richards.
Phenyl vs. Ferrocenyl Cyclometallation Selectivity: Diastereoselective Synthesis of an Enantiopure Iridacycle.
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. In press. 2016
DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201600904

R. A. Arthurs, P. N. Horton, S. J. Coles and C. J. Richards.
Metallocene to Metallocene Conversion. Synthesis of an Oxazoline-Substituted Pentamethyliridocenium Cation from a Ferrocenyloxazoline.
Chem. Commun., 52, 7024-7027. 2016
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01959E

A. Vincent, D. Deschamps, T. Martzel, J.-F. Lohier, C. J. Richards, A.-C. Gaumont and S. Perrio.
Enantiomerically Pure [2.2]Paracyclophane–4–thiol: A Planar Chiral Sulfur-based Building Block Readily Available by Resolution with an Amino Acid Chiral Auxiliary.
J. Org. Chem. 81, 3961-3966. 2016
DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00560

R. A. Arthurs, M. Ismail, C. C. Prior, V. S. Oganesyan, P. N. Horton, S. J. Coles and C. J. Richards.
Enantiopure ferrocene-based planar-chiral iridacycles: stereospecific control of iridium-centred chirality.
Chem. Eur. J. 22, 3065-3072. 2016
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201504458

Panagiotopoulou, M., Salinas, Y., Beyazit, S., Kunath, S., Duma, L., Prost, E., Mayes, A. G., Resmini, M., Tse Sum Bui, B. & Haupt, K.
Molecularly imprinted polymer-coated quantum dots for multiplexed cell targeting and imaging.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 55, 29, p. 8244-8248 5 p. 2016
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201601122

Che Rose, L., Bear, J. C., Southern, P., McNaughter, P. D., Piggott, R. B., Parkin, I. P., Qi, S., Hills, B. P. & Mayes, A. G.
On-demand, magnetic hyperthermia-triggered drug delivery: Optimisation for the GI tract.
Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 4, 9, p. 1704-1711 8 p. 2016
DOI: 10.1039/C5TB02068A

Che Rose, L., Bear, J. C., McNaughter, P., Southern, P., Piggott, R. B., Parkin, I. P., Qi, S. & Mayes, A.
A SPION-eicosane protective coating for water soluble capsules: Evidence for on-demand drug release triggered by magnetic hyperthermia.
Scientific Reports. 6, 5 p., 20271. 2016
DOI: 10.1038/srep20271

TJ Macdonald, DD Tune, MR Dewi, JC Bear, PD McNaughter, AG Mayes, WM Skinner, IP Parkin, JG Shapter, T Nann.
SWCNT photocathodes sensitised with InP/ZnS core–shell nanocrystals.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4 (16), 3379-3384. 2016
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC03833B

Munnoch, J., Pellicer Martinez, M.T., Svistunenko, D. A., Crack, J. C., Le Brun, N. E., and Hutchings, M. I.
Characterization of a putative NsrR homologue in Streptomyces venezuelae reveals a new member of the Rrf2 superfamily.
Sci. Reports, 6, 31597. 2016
DOI: 10.1038/srep31597

Kay, K. L., Hamilton, C. J. and Le Brun, N. E.
Mass spectrometry of B. subtilis CopZ: Cu(I)-binding and interactions with bacillithiol.
Metallomics 8, 709-719. 2016
DOI: 10.1039/c6mt00036c

Crack, J. C., Svistunenko, D. A., Munnoch., J., Thomson, A. J., Hutchings, M. I., and Le Brun, N. E.
Differentiated, promoter-specific response of [4Fe-4S] NsrR DNA-binding to reaction with nitric oxide.
J. Biol. Chem. 291, 8663-8672. 2016
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.693192

Bradley, J. M., Le Brun, N. E., and Moore, G. R.
Ferritins: Furnishing proteins with iron.
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 21, 13-28. 2016
DOI: 10.1007/s00775-016-1336-0

Crack J. C., Hutchings, M. I., M. K., Thomson, A. J., and Le Brun, N. E.
Biochemical properties of Paracoccus denitrificans FnrP: Reactions with molecular oxygen and nitric oxide.
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 21, 71-82. 2016
DOI: 10.1007/s00775-015-1326-7

Jiaolin Cui, Min Cheng, Zhengliang Du, Yimin Chao
Engineering band structure via the site preference of Pb2+ in the In+ site for enhanced thermoelectric performance of In6Se7.
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, 23175-23180, 2016,
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b07238

Jiaolin Cui, Zheng Sun, Zhengliang Du, Yimin Chao
Engineering the energy gap near the valence band edge in Mn-incorporated Cu3Ga5Te9 for an enhanced thermoelectric performance.
Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4, 8014-8019, 2016,
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC02745H

Chunpei Yu, Wenchao Zhang, Ruiqi Shen, Xing Xu, Jia Cheng, Jiahai Ye, Zhichun Qin, Yimin Chao
3D ordered macroporous NiO/Al nanothermite film with significantly improved higher heat output, lower temperature and less gas ignition production.

Materials and Design, 110, 304-310, 2016,
DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.08.002

Ting Li, Jun Li, Qiang Zhang, Emma Blazeby, Congxiao Shang, Hualong Xu, Xixiang Zhang, and Yimin Chao
Hydrogen-terminated mesoporous silicon monoliths with huge surface area as alternative Si-based visible light-active photocatalysts.
RSC Advances, 6, 71092 – 71099, 2016,
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA09474K

Zhen Huang, Yuan-Jia Pan, Jia Guo, Wei Shen, Yimin Chao, Chang-Chun
Wang and Hua-Long Xu
Electron-Withdrawing Ability Tunable Polyphosphazene Frameworks as Novel “Heterogreeneous” Catalysts for Efficient Biomass Upgrading.
RSC Advances, 6, 48694-48698, 2016,
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA08634A

Mehrnaz Behray, Carl A Webster, Sara Pereira, Paheli Ghosh, Satheesh Krishnamurthy, Wafa T. Al-Jamal, and Yimin Chao
Synthesis of novel diagnostic silicon nanoparticles for targeted delivery of thiourea to EGFR-expressing cancer cells.
ACS Applied Materials & Interface, 8, 8908-8917, 2016,
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b12283

Guoqiang Zheng, Wenchao Zhang, Ruiqi Shen, Jiahai Ye, Zhichun Qin & Yimin Chao
Three-dimensionally Ordered Macroporous Structure Enabled Nanothermite Membrane of Mn2O3/Al.
Scientific Reports, 6, 22588, 2016,
DOI: 10.1038/srep22588

Shane P. Ashby, Tiezheng Bian, Gabin Guélou, Anthony V. Powell, and Yimin Chao
Ligand doping on the hybrid thermoelectric materials based on terthiophene capped silicon nanoparticles.
Journal of Electronic Materials, 45, 1260-1265, 2016,
DOI: 10.1007/s11664-015-3988-x

R. Fritzsch, O. Brady, E. Adair, J. A. Wright, C. J. Pickett and N. T. Hunt
Encapsulating Subsite Analogues of the [FeFe]-Hydrogenases in Micelles Enables Direct Water Interactions.
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7, 2838-2843
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01338

M. A. Wright and J. A. Wright
PhotoCORMs: CO release moves into the visible.
Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 6801-6811
DOI: 10.1039/c5dt04849d

P C B Page, B R Buckley, C Elliott, Y Chan, N Dreyfus, F Marken.
Chemoselective Oxidation of Sulfides to Sulfoxides with Urea-Hydrogen Peroxide Complex Catalysed by Diselenide.
Synlett, 2016, 27, 80-82.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1378827.

P C B Page, M M Farah, B R Buckley, Y Chan, A J Blacker.
Preparation of C2-Symmetric Biaryl bis-Iminium Salts and Their Use as Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Epoxidation.
Synlett, 2016, 27, 126-130.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1560540.

P C B Page, G R Stephenson, J M Harvey, A-C Gaumont, C Alayrac, A M Z Slawin.
Convenient access to meso benzylic bis-alkynes.
Synlett, 2016, 27, 961-964.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561318.

P C B Page, C J Bartlett, Y Chan, S M Allin, M J McKenzie. J Lacour, G A Jones.
New Biphenyl Iminium Salt Catalysts for Highly Enantioselective Asymmetric Epoxidation: Role of Additional Substitution and Dihedral Angle.
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2016, 14, 4220-4232.
DOI: 10.1039/c6ob00542j