School of Chemistry - Theses
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Exponential iterative coupling for low dispersity conjugated polymers
Organic conjugated polymers form an interesting class of materials in organic electronics, which is expected to find many applications in the near future. Though polymerisation reactions can allow the rapid synthesis of ...
New methods for the synthesis of biologically active cyclic peptides
A number of cyclic peptides have emerged as valuable pharmaceutical templates due to their resistance to chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis and high selectivity. In 2001, the celogentin family of bicyclic peptides was isolated ...
Electronically interesting materials formed from redox-active ligands
The work described in this thesis is targeted towards generating coordination frameworks with redox-active ligands. Redox-active coordination polymers are anticipated to possess interesting and useful electronic properties. ...
Development of a molecular description of the Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas sulfoglycolysis pathway
Sulfoquinovose (SQ, 6-deoxy-6-sulfoglucose) is the polar head group of the plant sulfolipid, sulfoquinovoside diacylglycerol (SQDG). SQ is estimated to be synthesized at a scale of some 10 billion tonnes annually and is a ...
Ultrasound driven synthesis of bio-functional nanostructures
Polyphenolic-, amino acids- and doxorubicin-based nanostructures are of great interest due to their multifarious applications in biomedical field as antibiotics, antioxidants, antimicrobial and anti-cancer agents. Most ...
Donor-emitter fluorophore pairs in luminescent solar concentrators: from material synthesis to device fabrication
A luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) is a type of light harvesting device, showing potential as an alternative to the traditional photovoltaics (PV). A typical LSC consists of a planar waveguide system embedded with ...
Organic chromophore aggregates for solid-state photon upconversion
Photon upconversion, a process that creates the excited states at higher energy (shorter wavelength) with excitation at lower energy (longer wavelength), has numerous potentials in photovoltaic, photocatalysis and bioimaging ...
Radiolabelled peptides and amino acids for PET imaging of cancer
Cell surface receptors, which are overexpressed in cancerous tumours, are feasible molecular targets for tumour imaging. The transmembrane G-protein coupled receptor CXCR4 is overexpressed in tumours and has a crucial role ...
Study of nanostructured metal oxides for electrochromic windows
Electrochromic materials have attracted the interest of researchers over the last several decades. They are able to change their color upon the application of a voltage. Tungsten oxide (WO3) and titanium oxide (TiO2) are ...
Discotic compounds and columnar materials within organic photovoltaic material blends: synthesis and characterisation
Discotic organic polyaromatic semiconducting materials have been utilized in different organic electronic applications, specifically as light harvesting material for organic photovoltaics (OPV), the development of which, ...