School of Chemistry - Theses
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Pyridyl and pyridinium moieties as ligands, luminophores and photochromes
Pyridyl and polypyridyl functional groups have a long history and are well known for their aromaticity property. Their nitrogen donor atoms are moderately nucleophilic and therefore undergo a series of nucleophilic ...
The use of flow injection analysis and polymer inclusion membranes in the ultra-trace determination of orthophosphate
This research was aimed at developing methods for the ultra-trace determination of orthophosphate using two main approaches; a re-examination and optimisation of the fundamental chemistry of the molybdenum blue reaction, ...
Towards large-scale fabrication of plasmonic nanomaterials by fluid-mediated forces
Nano-assembly promises powerful technological advances, yet there is a persistent need to make such assembly more economical before we see these benefits in daily life. Scalable and reliable nano-assembly of any kind has ...
In-situ investigations of molecular self-assembly using microfluidics
The general aim of this work was to study the growth kinetics of nanoparticles, self-assembly processes of hydrogelators and polymers as well as the flow-orientated alignment of anisotropic particles. This was enabled by ...
Metal-anilate coordination polymers
Crystalline coordination polymers are a class of materials which hold promise as adsorbents, sensors, electronic materials and magnets, as catalysts and separation matrices, or as batteries and electro-catalysts. Many of ...
Design and synthesis of substrates and inhibitors for mechanistic insights into α-mannosidases and α-L-rhamnosidases
Glycoside hydrolases are classified into over 140 families on the basis of sequence similarity. Glycoside hydrolases of family GH99 possess two activities that have been implicated in important biological processes. GH99 ...
Magnetic interactions between lanthanide single molecule magnets and a magnetic substrate
We have theoretically and computationally investigated the magnetic interaction between the Ln III Pc 2 (Ln=Tb, Dy, Ho and Er; Pc=dianion of phthalocyanine) molecule and a Ni(111) substrate, via the simulation of X-ray ...
Time-resolved and polarised fluorescence studies of polymeric and biological systems
Understanding the dynamics of energy migration for disordered complex systems such as polymeric solar cells is crucial for optimizing the charge transport process and obtaining efficient devices. Fluorescence anisotropy ...
Development of small molecule PET probes for imaging of the mTOR pathway
HER2 positive breast cancer accounts for about one third of all breast cancers and often results in poor prognosis. The development of resistant patient populations has led to the clinical evaluation of rationally designed ...
Exploring novel blue turn-on fluorescent probes for the direct detection of nitric oxide and free radicals in living cells
Bacterial biofilms are causing considerable damage to different areas in industry such as food industry, oil industry and dentistry. Traditional methods to control biofilm formation and to treat the surfaces affected by ...