Joint Paper on Surface-Functionalised Polymer Conduits for Peripheral Nerve Repair

A joint paper on surface-functionalised polymer film substrates used in conduits for peripheral nerve repair has been published.

Immobilisation of Cell-Binding Peptides on Poly-ε-caprolactone Film Surface to Biomimic the Peripheral Nervous System
A.C. de Luca, J.S. Stevens, S.L.M. Schroeder, J.B. Guilbaud, A. Saiani, S. Downes & G. Terenghi
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 101 (2013) 491–501.
DOI:10.1002/jbm.a.34345

Paper accepted for Angewandte Chemie

A study demonstrating that XPS distinguishes reliably between proton transfer and H-bonding in organic systems has now been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie.

Crystallography Aided by Atomic Core Level Binding Energies: Proton Transfer vs. Hydrogen Bonding in Organic Crystal Structures
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, C.S. Seaton, G. Sadiq, R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder
Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 50 (2011), 9916–9918.
DOI:10.1002/anie.201103981

Paper in Journal of Fluorine Chemistry

A joint paper with two teams from the FUNFLUOS consortium has been accepted in the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry:

Aluminium(III) fluoride originating from decomposition of hydrazinium fluoroaluminate(III) under oxidative conditions: syntheses, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and some catalytic reactions
T. Skapin, Z. Mazej, A. Makarowicz, A. Jesih, M. Nickkho-Amiry, S. L. M. Schroeder, N. Weiher, B. Žemva, J. M. Winfield
Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 132 (2011), 703-712.
DOI:10.1016/j.jfluchem.2011.04.013

Paper accepted in J Phys Chem B

Our paper reporting a multi-technique investigation of a new theophylline complex has been accepted in J. Phys. Chem. B:

Identification of Protonation State by XPS, Solid-state NMR, and DFT: Characterization of the Nature of a New Theophylline Complex by Experimental and Computational Methods
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, C.A. Muryn, S.L.M. Schroeder
Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114 (2010), 13961–13969.
DOI: 10.1021/jp106465u

Paper accepted in J.Pharm Sci.

Our paper on the detection of ultra-thin segregated layers on a pharmaceutical API has been accepted in J. Pharm. Sci.

Detection of Free Base Surface Enrichment of a Pharmaceutical Salt by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, E. Zlotnikov, S.L.M. Schroeder
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010), in press.
DOI: 10.1002/jps.22334

Joanna wins BACG Young Scientist of the Year award

Just two days after passing her PhD viva Jo has been awarded the Young Scientist of the Year 2010 prize of the British Association for Crystal Growth (BACG), for her recent papers on salt/co-crystal discrimination by XPS. The award included a plenary lecture at the BACG Annual Meeting 2010, a medal, a £250 cash prize, and a framed certificate. More details and visual evidence in the form of photographs will follow in due course on the BACG website.

Congratulations Jo !

The prize-winning papers are available here:

Salt or Co-Crystal? Determination of Protonation State by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, S.L.M. Schroeder
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 11 (2010) 4453-4457.
DOI:10.1002/jps.22164

Characterization of Proton Transfer in Co-Crystals by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, S.L.M. Schroeder
Crystal Growth and Design 10 (2010), 1435–1442.
DOI:10.1021/cg901481q