Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit (Julia Khusnutdinova)
23 Jan 2020 - 10:45
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Type: News Article
23 Jan 2020 - 10:22
Professor Julia Khusnutdinova (left) and Dr Ayumu Karimata (right) from the Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit at OIST both helped develop the stress-detecting polymer.
23 Jan 2020 - 10:15
The copper complexes developed vary in size due to carbon chains of increasing length, highlighted by dashed circles. The larger molecules are less flexible, which increases the intensity of the...
23 Jan 2020 - 10:10
On the left are two films of the polymer, with the copper complexes incorporated as cross-linkers. On the right are two vials of the isolated copper complexes, which were developed by Pradyna Patil,...
23 Jan 2020 - 10:03
The copper mechanophore links two polymer chains together. When the polymer is stretched (force = F), the mechanophore glows brighter.
23 Jan 2020 - 09:45
The scientists used a CCD camera to directly visualize the changes in brightness as the polymer was stretched and released. The false color red represents high light intensity and the false color...
16 Jan 2020 - 10:37
Researchers develop a luminescent polymer that can quickly and sensitively detect stress.
12 Apr 2019 - 11:21
Publishing as first author is a notable feat. Recently, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) PhD student Sébastien Lapointe published a paper in...
Type: News Article
12 Apr 2019 - 11:05
The reduction of the stable Nickel (II) complex (left molecule) using cobaltocene as a reductant (middle molecule) to afford the reactive Nickel(I) complex (right molecule). Shown in the image are 2D...
12 Apr 2019 - 11:00
Holding the crystals in his hand, one can faintly see a molecule in the background. At a microscopic level, crystals are a repetition of the molecule in all directions, and we can get the exact...
12 Apr 2019 - 10:57
PhD student Sébastien Lapointe holds out the solution after the experiment. He kept the solutions in a fridge for about a week. Over time the solution forms crystals that can be further analyzed,...
12 Apr 2019 - 10:49
Moments after applying the reductant, the solution turns to a deep red color, which needs to be purified by filtration. The pure final product is obtained without any further manipulations. “The...