Category Archives: Publications

Publication: The effect of hyperbranched poly(acrylic acid)s on the morphology and size of precipitated nanoscale (fluor)hydroxyapatite

We’ve just received news from our collaborator Sebastian Spain, from the University of Sheffield, that a paper written by group alumni Laura Shallcross, detailing work that started when she was with us, has been published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry B. The full text can be found at the RSC website.

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Publication: Förster Resonance Energy Transfer across interpolymer complexes of poly(acrylic acid) and poly(acrylamide)

We have just published brand new research into interpolymer complexation, work carried out by Thomas Swift, Stephen Rimmer, Maria Katsikogianni, Natalie Paul and Linds Swanson. This work can now be found online at Science Direct.

Interpolymer Complex Formation Image

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Publication: Analysis Using Size Exclusion Chromatography of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) using Methanol as an Eluent

An advanced proof of our latest work has just gone live at Science Direct where it can be read in advance of final corrections. This work, carried out by Thomas Swift, Richard Hoskins, Richard Telford, David Pownell, Richard Plenderleith and Stephen Rimmer outlines a dual approach to preparing brand new chromatography techniques for characterising polymers.

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Paper: Poly(n-butyl Methacrylate) with Primary Amine End Groups for Supporting Cell Adhesion and Proliferation of Renal Epithelial Cells

A brand new piece of research has just been accepted for publication in the Taylor and Francis published ‘International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials’. This work, titled ‘Poly(n-butyl Methacrylate) with Primary Amine End Groups for Supporting Cell Adhesion and Proliferation of Renal Epithelial Cells’ can be found here.

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Paper: Ex vivo rabbit and human corneas as models for bacterial and fungal keratitis

Our collaborators in Sheffield have published a paper on using rabbit and human corneas as models for bacterial colonisation. This is very important, relevant work developed on a project in collaboration with the polymer biomaterials group and we will be using in future work. The paper is written by Abigail Pinnock, with Stephen Rimmer, Ian Douglas and Sheila MacNeil as co-authors.

The full paper can be found here.

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Publication: pH Responsive Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Trihistidine or Acid Chain Ends

We’re delighted to confirm our latest publication with RSC Advances is now available online. This paper, published by Thomas Swift, James Lapworth, Kathryn Swindells, Linda Swanson and Stephen Rimmer concerns using two fluorescence labels to track the swelling / collapse of a highly branched polymer with changing charge density at the chain ends.

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Article: Effective Role of Magnetic Core-Shell Nanocomposites in Removing Organic Wastes from Water

We’re delighted to note an article has been published from our collaborators at Dhofur University, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and the University of Sheffield published in the journal ‘Recent Patents on Nanotechnology’.

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Paper: The pH-responsive behaviour of poly(acrylic acid) in aqueous solution is dependent on molar mass

Live today our latest research, carried out in collaboration with Sheffield Professor of Physics Mark Geoghegan, is published with the RSC Journal Soft Matter. This paper outlines how even the simplest ‘smart’ polymer model shows unusual and unobserved behaviour despite the maturity of the field.

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