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  • Fluorescence microscopy of inkjet prints 

    Castro Spencer, Maria Diana (The University of Edinburgh, 2010-11-25)
    Inkjet printing technology has been developing rapidly during recent years, pressing the ink and paper manufacturers to develop a better understanding of the mechanism of fixation of inkjet dye into the substrate. The ...
  • High pressure studies of hydrogen-chalcogen systems 

    Pace, Edward John (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Binary element-hydride systems have become a pertinent topic for high pressure research, following the measurement of record high temperature superconductivity in the dense hydrogen-sulfur system. The experimental study ...
  • Understanding metallophilic interactions 

    Zheng, Qingshu (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Metallophilic (metal–metal) interactions are weak interactions between closed-shell (d10, s2) or pseudo-closed-shell (d8) metal cations. This type of interaction is generally believed to be responsible for various ...
  • Synthesis and reactivity of phosphorus-boron multiple bonds 

    Price, Amy Nicole (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Phosphorus-boron multiple-bonds are of interest because of their predicted reactivity with small molecules; their potential as reagents for the synthesis of molecules isosteric to carbon analogues which exhibit conjugation; ...
  • Orbital interactions 

    Pascoe, Dominic James (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    It is widely accepted that the sharing of electrons constitutes a bond. Conversely, molecular interactions that do not involve electron transfer, such as van der Waals forces and electrostatics are defined as “non-bonding” ...
  • Structural and mechanistic studies of the pyridoxal 5’-phosphate-dependent enzyme serine palmitoyltransferase 

    Mykhaylyk, Bohdan (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Sphingolipids (SLs) are complex lipid-derived structures that are essential components of cell membranes in eukaryotes and some bacteria. SLs and their complex derivatives ceramides are known to be involved in multiple ...
  • Tested to destruction: advanced spectroscopic, spectrometric, and chemometric analysis of Scotch whisky 

    Kew, William (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Scotch Whisky is a complex mixture comprising thousands of chemical species at a diverse range of concentrations. The identities, origins, and significance of many of these compounds is largely unknown. Routine ...
  • Magneto‐structural studies of paramagnetic metal cages 

    Fraser, Hector William Lucas (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    A central concern within the field of molecular magnetism has been the elucidation of magneto-structural correlations. This thesis describes a variety of systems and endeavours to study the relationship between structure ...
  • Detection of calcification in atherosclerotic plaques using optical imaging 

    Sim, Alisia Mara (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    PET imaging, using the bone tracer Na18F, allows the non-invasive location of atherosclerotic plaques that are at risk of rupture. However, the spatial resolution of PET is only 4-5 mm, limiting the mechanistic information ...
  • Boronic acid speciation in Suzuki-Miyaura cross–coupling 

    Geogheghan, Katherine Jayne (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Since its discovery in 1979, the Suzuki-Miyaura (SM) reaction has become one of the most widely utilised tools for carbon-carbon bond formation. The palladium catalysed coupling of an organoboron and organohalide compounds ...
  • Development of electrochemical sensing in nuclear pyroprocessing: a study of the cerium-aluminium binary system with macro- and microelectrodes 

    Reeves, Simon John (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Future nuclear fission reactors (GEN IV) are designed to include fast breeder reactor technologies, which can accept transuranics (elements heavier than uranium) as fuel. This has the potential of being more fuel efficient ...
  • 1. The coagulation of TH (OH) 4 Sol by electrolytes 2. Studies in ceric oxide Sol and Gel 

    Desai, Bhimbhai Nichhabhai (The University of Edinburgh, 1928)
    I. Coagulation of Th( O1i)4 sol (Muller ) with the mixtures of electrolytes KCI+ HCI, KC1 +KNO3, KCl K2804 KNO 2 4 3 +K 2 SO 4 KNO +HC1 3 + KC1+ K 2 S0 4 and Li Cl +BaCl; has been studied and the coagulation velocity ...
  • 1) Studies in cholesterol metabolism; 2) Studies on the oxidation of colloidal aqueous solutions of carotene 

    Gough, Nancy (The University of Edinburgh, 1944)
    Further experimental work on animals lis obviously required before any definite conclusion can be reached as to the effect of diet on the total output of bile and cholesterol, but the evidence of the foregoing experiments ...
  • Targeting tyrosine: a catch-and-release approach to protein modification 

    Allan, Christopher (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Protein modification is an essential tool in Chemical Biology, allowing a functional biomolecule to be equipped with a small molecule tag or label. However, as proteins are constructed from a limited palette of around ...
  • Main group species for catalytic hydroboration 

    Bismuto, Alessandro (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Modern synthetic chemistry is unimaginable without transition metal catalysis. Yet the often high cost, toxicity and scarcity of many transition metals is driving attempts to find sustainable alternatives. Thus, the ...
  • Study of alloying in LiCl-KCl eutectic: development of liquid thin film bismuth macro- and microelectrodes 

    Elliott, Justin Peter (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-07-09)
    The work within this thesis focuses on the study of alloy formation using an active liquid metal electrode for fundamental analysis and for the extraction and separation of the lanthanides and actinides in a pyroprocessing ...
  • Effect of pressure on porous materials 

    McMonagle, Charles James (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Research to design and synthesise new porous materials is a rapidly growing field with thousands of new systems proposed every year due to their potential use in a multitude of application in a wide range of fields. ...
  • Ring-opening polymerisation of 1,3-Dioxolan-4-ones 

    Cairns, Stefan Alexander (The University of Edinburgh, 2018-11-29)
    Polyesters have been realised as a viable replacement for slow or non-degrading petroleum derived polymers. A variety of aliphatic polyesters, e.g. poly(lactic acid), have received a lot of attention because they are ...
  • Redox chemistry of Perrhenate and other anions 

    Morris, Daniel S. (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-07-07)
    This thesis discusses reduction and oxidation reactions catalysed by the perrhenate anion and oxidation reactions catalysed by other oxo-anions i.e. sulfate and nitrate. Chapter one introduces catalytic hydrosilylation, ...
  • Studies on the structure, mechanism and protein engineering of Bacillus subtilis pimeloyl-CoA synthetase (PCAS) 

    Wang, Menglu (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-07-07)
    Biotin is an essential vitamin in plants and mammals functioning as the carbon dioxide carrier within central lipid metabolism. Biotin is composed of a fused bicylic ring system and a five carbon, carboxylic acid chain. ...