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Atmospheric Concentrations and Deposition of Trichloroacetic Acid in Scotland: Results from a 2-Year Sampling Campaign
(Royal Meterological Society, 2003)
The first long-term concurrent measurements of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) in rainwater, in cloudwater, and in air (both gas and particle phase) are reported. Measurements were made weekly between June 1998 and April ...
Non-covalent interactions in lubricant chemistry
(The University of Edinburgh, 2015)
Lubricant formulations are highly complex mixtures, containing a multitude of additives, each geared towards improving the efficiency of often highly specialised processes. The study of lubrication, or tribology, is a huge ...
The Application of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Quantitatively Map Mixing and Temperature in Microfluidic Systems
The technique of Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (FLIM) has been employed to quantitatively and spatially map the fluid composition and temperature within microfluidic systems. A molecular probe with a ...
Modification of Phenolic Oximes for Copper Extraction
The thesis deals with the modification of salicylaldoxime-based reagents used in hydrometallurgical extraction, addressing rational ligand design to tune copper(II) extractant strengths and also the development of reagents ...
Active Template Strategies for the Assembly of Mechanically Interlocked Molecules
Chemical templates have allowed the synthesis of increasingly complex mechanically interlocked molecular architectures. Transition metals are useful templating agents. Their coordination requirements result in the ...
Equilibrium structures from gas-phase electron-diffraction data
For the past 75 years gas-phase electron diffraction (GED) has remained the most valuable technique for determining structures of small molecules, free from intermolecular interactions. Throughout this period many ...
Aqueous phase nitration of phenol by N2O5 and ClNO2
Nitrophenols are present in the atmospheric gas phase and in cloud and rainwater. Their formation via aqueous-phase reactions of phenol with the nitronium ion, NO2+, arising from N2O5 and ClNO2 partitioning into the aqueous ...
Magnetic Properties of Mesoporous and Nano-particulate Metal Oxides
(The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
The magnetic properties of the first row transition metal oxides are wide and varied and have been studied extensively since the 1930’s. Observations that the magnetic properties of these material types change with the ...
Carbon nanotubes: synthesis and functionalization
This thesis focuses on two of the major challenges of carbon nanotube (CNT) research: understanding the growth mechanism of nanotubes by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and the positioning of nanotubes on surfaces. The ...
The effect of metals and soil pH on the growth of Rhododendron and other alpine plants in limestone soil
Rhododendrons are economically important plants in horticulture, and many species are threatened in the wild by habitat degradation. It is therefore doubly important that their nutritional needs should be understood.