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JACS paper!

Under leadership of Akihiro Uehara a combined electrochemical/X-ray absorption spectroscopy study deconstructing the famous Brust-Schiffrin synthesis of gold nanoparticles has been carried out. The results elucidates some of the transformations taking place during this two-phase synthesis. The results show that the reaction at the oil-water interface includes a time dependent evolution of the Au(I) species …

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Matt Thomason passed PhD viva

On Friday, 22 March 2013 our group member Matt Thomason passed his PhD examination subject to minor corrections in his PhD thesis, Soft X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecular Species in Solution: Studies of Imidazole and Imidazole/Water Systems. Congratulations Matt! Last updated: 31st March, 2013

Paper on Novel Spectroelectrochemical Technique

A windowless electrochemical cell for the spectroscopic investigation of the liquid-liquid interface, using a dual droplet configuration, has been designed. The setup permits in situ probing of the bulk solutions and the interfacial region by fibre-optic UV-vis spectroscopy, microfocus X-ray fluorescence (XRF) elemental mapping, and microfocus X-ray absorption near-edge structure (micro-XANES) spectroscopy. The electrodeposition of …

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Review in Angewandte Chemie: Nucleation of Organic Crystals

Roger and Sven, together with Joop ter Horst (University of Delft), have published a review in Angewandte Chemie: Nucleation of Organic Crystals – A Molecular Perspective R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder & J.H. ter Horst Angewandte Chemie – International Edition 52 (2013) 2166–2179. DOI:10.1002/anie.201204824 German version: Keimbildung organischer Kristalle aus molekularer Sichtweise R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder …

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New publication: gold nanoparticle nucleation at liquid/liquid interfaces

The first publication from the EPSRC/NSF collaboration has appeared in press: Inhibited and Enhanced Nucleation of Gold Nanoparticles at the Water|1,2-Dichloroethane Interface Y. Gründer, H.L.T. Ho, J.F.W. Mosselmans, S.L.M. Schroeder, R.A.W. Dryfe Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (2011), 15681-15689. DOI:10.1039/C1CP21536A Last updated: 17th August, 2011

Dr Nchari

Congratulations to our research group member Luanga Nchari, who has now fulfilled all requirements for the award of his PhD degree on mechanistic studies of chiral amplification reactions with dialkylzinc reagents. Last updated: 5th May, 2011