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Fluorescence Spectroscopy Analysis of the Bacteria–Mineral Interface: Adsorption of Lipopolysaccharides to Silica and Alumina

We’re delighted that we have just published an article in the journal Langmuir. This study, written by Fateh El-Taboni, Emily Caseley, Maria Katsikogianni, Linda Swanson, Thomas Swift and Maria E. Romero-González reports our work on studying Liposaccharide’s produced by bacteria in the formation of biofilms. The full paper can be read at the journal Langmuir

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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 Linda Swanson. This work can now be found online at Science Direct.

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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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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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Measuring poly(acrylamide) flocculants in fresh water using inter-polymer complex formation

Announced today the Royal Society of Chemistry have accepted another manuscript by Thomas Swift, Linda Swanson, Andrew Bretherick (from SNF (UK) Ltd) and Stephen Rimmer. Titled ‘Measuring poly(acrylamide) flocculants in fresh water using inter-polymer complex formation’ this follows our recent communication about the use of fluorescence PAA as a polymer probe and demonstrates it’s use in several industrial fresh water flocculation plants around the UK.

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Poly(acrylic acid) Interpolymer Complexation: Use of a Fluorescence Time Resolved Anisotropy as a Poly(acrylamide) Probe

Today we have heard another manuscript has just been accepted by RSC Advances, written by Dr. Thomas Swift, Dr. Linda Swanson and Professor Stephen Rimmer, titled “Poly(acrylic acid) Interpolymer Complexation: Use of a Fluorescence Time Resolved Anisotropy as a Poly(acrylamide) Probe.” The paper outlines novel use of time-resolved anisotropy as a sensing technique, determining ppm concentrations of poly(acrylamide) in aqueous solutions.

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Förster resonance energy transfer confirms the bacterial-induced conformational transition in highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide with vancomycin end groups on binding to Staphylococcus aureus

Prodip Sarker, Kathryn Swindells, C. W. Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Stephen Rimmer and Linda Swanson have just released a paper in the RSC Journal Soft matter.

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Paper: Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy studies of the interaction of N-isopropyl acrylamide based polymers with sodium dodecyl sulphate

Choong Kooi Chee,  Stephen Rimmer,  Ian Soutar and Linda Swanson have just published a paper through Soft Matter.

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Highly Branched Polymers with Polymyxin End Groups Responsive to Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Prodip Sarker, Joanna Shepherd, Kathryn Swindells, Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Linda Swanson and Stephen Rimmer have published a paper in the journal Bio-Macromolecules.

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Paper: Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy studies of the cononsolvency of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) in mixtures of methanol and water

A new paper by Choong Kooi Chee, Barry J. Hunt, Stephen Rimmer, Ian Soutar and Linda Swanson has just been published in Soft Matter.

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Hyperbranched poly(NIPAM) polymers modified with antibiotics for the reduction of bacterial burden in infected human tissue engineered skin

Joanna Shepherd, Prodip Sarker, Stephen Rimmer, Linda Swanson, Sheila MacNeil and Ian Douglas have just published a paper in the journal Biomaterials.

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Binding Bacteria to Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) Modified with Vancomycin Induces the Coil-to-Globule Transition

A new communication by Joanna Shepherd, Prodip Sarker, Kathryn Swindells, Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Linda Swanson and Stephen Rimmer has just been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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Paper: Manipulating the thermoresponsive behaviour of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) 3. On the conformational behaviour of N-isopropylacrylamide graft copolymers

Choong-Kooi Chee, Barry Hunt, Stephen Rimmer, Ramune Rutkaite, Ian Soutar and Linda Swanson have published a paper in the journal Soft Matter.

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Mini-Review: Switching the conformational behaviour of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)

Stephen Rimmer, Ian Soutar and Linda Swanson have published a mini review in the SCI Journal Polymer International.

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Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy measurements in the study of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)-based systems

Choong Kooi Chee, Steve Rimmer, Ramune Rutkaite, Ian Soutar and Linda Swanson have published a paper with the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry.