International CASE collaboration delivers two major publications

An international collaboration facilitated by academics in our Department of Chemistry has delivered two significant publications in this month’s edition of Chemical Communications.

The two papers, published today, focus on new sensing techniques to detect levels of reactive oxygen levels and the chiral purity (handedness) of substances. Both papers have important health and medicinal applications, including potential screening for cancers or Alzheimer’s disease and testing the purity of drug molecules.

The Catalysis and Sensing for our Environment (CASE) network is an international research group between the Universities of Bath, Birmingham and in China at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) University. CASE network events have been held in the UK at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham, in China at ECUST University and Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), and in the USA at the University of Texas at Austin.

CASE meetings have proven to be hot beds for collaborative discussion with numerous papers and successful funding applications resulting from the interactions initiated through the networking opportunities provided by these meetings.

Professor Tony James from our Department of Chemistry said: “For me these papers are very timely because they clearly validate the collaborative effort of our CASE network.

“These latest papers have been a radical departure from my ‘normal’ research and would not have been possible without the support of my collaborators in the CASE network.”

To access the latest research papers in this month’s ChemComms see:

‘Integrated and insulated boronate-based fluorescent probes for the detection of hydrogen peroxide’ http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cc43265c  

‘Colorimetric enantioselective recognition of chiral secondary alcohols via hydrogen bonding to a chiral metallocene containing chemosensor’ http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cc43083a

 

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