23 Jan 2020
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23 Jan 2020
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.
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23 Jan 2020
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...
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23 Jan 2020
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,...
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23 Jan 2020
The copper mechanophore links two polymer chains together. When the polymer is stretched (force = F), the mechanophore glows brighter.
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23 Jan 2020
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...
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16 Jan 2020
Researchers develop a luminescent polymer that can quickly and sensitively detect stress.
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12 Apr 2019
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...
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12 Apr 2019
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...
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12 Apr 2019
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...
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12 Apr 2019
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,...
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12 Apr 2019
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...
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