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  • Simulating the solvation water structure around the faces of an antifreeze protein has revealed insights into their mechanism of action

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Two C60 fullerene compounds that do not obey the isolated pentagon rule have been made and characterized

    • Neil Withers
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  • Low-melting-point salts of europium and dysprosium compounds are luminescent — and magnetic — liquids

    • Neil Withers
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  • Spectroscopic data shows that a hydroxide ion can donate a hydrogen bond to water, supporting one of two previously proposed mechanisms for its unusually fast transport in aqueous solution.

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • High-resolution microscopy reveals that bilayer clusters of ∼10 gold atoms are responsible for most of the activity of a supported gold catalyst

    • Jane Morris
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  • A simple technique for patterning paper-based microfluidic devices could prove useful for medical applications in developing countries

    • Ros Portman
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  • The mechanism behind ligand substitution in a cobalt complex has been revealed by ultra-fast temperature jumps

    • Neil Withers
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  • A carborane anion stabilizes a highly Lewis-acidic silylium cation that catalyses the hydrodefluorination of polyfluoroalkanes

    • Stephen Davey
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  • An array of soft-tipped polymer 'pens' enables the production of multiple copies of patterns with multi-length-scale features in a single experiment

    • Stephen Davey
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  • Stable five-membered heteroallene rings containing phosphorus are shown to be strong ligands

    • Neil Withers
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  • Metal–organic frameworks prove to have a greater dynamic adsorption capacity than activated carbons for many harmful gases

    • Jane Morris
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  • A soft-ionization mass-spectrometry technique enables label-free imaging of fingerprints based on their chemical composition

    • Stuart Cantrill
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  • A model shows that the heterogeneous chemistry of water-ice clouds has a key role in the composition of the martian atmosphere

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Two dichromium compounds with the shortest intermetallic bond distances yet have been made with nitrogen ligands

    • Neil Withers
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  • Controllable peristaltic motion can be achieved by coupling a polymeric hydrogel with an oscillating chemical reaction

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Polycyclic aromatic compounds sitting on a platinum surface lose their hydrogen atoms at 750 K and are zipped up to form fullerene molecules

    • Stuart Cantrill
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  • Superhydrophic surfaces enable spherical opalescent arrays to be made with precise shapes

    • Neil Withers
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  • Connecting porphyrins together directly — rather than using additional spacers — results in cyclic molecular arrays with light-harvesting potential

    • Ros Portman
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  • Two formal total syntheses of the antibacterial agent platencin rely on different approaches to a crucial stereoselective Diels–Alder reaction

    • Stephen Davey
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  • A catalyst that generates oxygen from water under mild conditions is formed during the electrolysis of phosphate-buffered aqueous solutions containing cobalt(II) ions

    • Stuart Cantrill
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