Visible‐Light‐Active Mixed‐Valent Copper‐Ion‐Coordinated 2,5‐Dimercapto‐1,3,4‐thiadiazole‐Based p‐Type Metallopolymer   Recently updated !

To finish off the year, Vishwanath published a paper in ChemElectroChem together with his old group in India. He prepared a copper-ion coordinated metallopolymer that he wanted to use for his ion transfer experiments here in Poland. But when it didn’t function as intended for that purpose he noticed that […]

Pencil Lead as a Material for Microfluidic 3D-Electrode Assemblies

After long, hard effort we finally published* our research on pencil lead electrodes as electrode arrays in a microfluidic system. This was first intended as an easy-to-assemble system that could be used e.g. in experiments for high-school students or undergrads. However, from that initial, simple idea it turned out to […]

Interactions of bacteriophage T4 adhesin with selected lipopolysaccharides studied using atomic force microscopy

A paper was recently published in Scientific Reports about atomic force microscopy, investigating interactions between bacteriophages and bacteria. Or, at least, as the title says, between T4 adhesin with lipopolysaccharides from bacteria. This was done by modifying an AFM tip with the adhesin from the bacteriophage T4 and using this tip to […]

Paper-based system for ion transfer across the liquid-liquid interface

In a paper just accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry Marta, Emilia, and Martin, together with Damien Arrigan from Curtin University, and our former intern Alexandra Pacowska, show how ion-transfer across the liquid-liquid interface can be studied in a paper-based system. One of the problems when studying ion-transfer between an organic […]

Malononitrile derivatives as push-pull molecules: Structure – properties relationships characterization

A paper was recently published in Journal of Luminescence in which Martin is one of the co-authors. The article concerns the synthesis of a series of push-pull molecules that were characterised for their optical properties. Push-pull molecules are molecules with an electron donor end and an electron acceptor end separated […]

Hopping mode SECM imaging of redox activity in ionic liquid with glass-coated inlaid platinum nanoelectrodes prepared using a heating coil puller

Martin had a small part in a recent paper accepted in the special issue of J. Electroanal. Chem. dedicated to Prof. Renata Bilewicz on her 65th birthday. The paper has a very descriptive title: Hopping mode SECM imaging of redox activity in ionic liquid with glass-coated inlaid platinum nanoelectrodes prepared using […]

Ruthenium ion containing N and S rich triazine based metallopolymer as a low overpotential acid stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution

Another article by Vishwanath in his collaboration with his old Indian institute has just been published in Journal of Catalysis. In this paper they have shown a facile method for preparing thin films of Ruthenium ion containing metallopolymers chemically immobilised on the reactive electrode substrate. These electrodes exhibit a remarkable […]