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  • Kwapinski, Witold; Byrne, Corinna M.P.; Kryachko, Ekaterina; Wolfram, Przemyslaw; Adley, Catherine C.; Leahy, J.J.; Novotny, Etelvino Henrique; Hayes, Michael H.B. (Springer Netherlands, 2010)
    There is an increasing realisation that biomass and organic wastes are valuable feedstocks for second generation biorefining processes that give rise to platform chemicals to substitute for dwindling petrochemical resources, ...
  • Xiao, Xinxin; Edmond, Magner (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015)
    We report the first example of a biofuel cell operating in organic solvents. The cell utilises glucose oxidase and bilirubin oxidase immobilised on nanoporous gold. The power output of the cell decreases with increasing ...
  • Scanlon, Micheál D; Salaj-Kośla, Urszula; Belochapkine, Serguei; MacAodha, Domhnall; Leech, Dónal; Ding, Yi; Magner, Edmond (American Chemical Society, 2012)
    The high surface areas of nanostructured electrodes can provide for significantly enhanced surface loadings of electroactive materials. The fabrication and characterization of nanoporous gold (np-Au) substrates as electrodes ...
  • Xiao, Xinxin; Siepenkoetter, Till; Whelan, Robert; Salaj-Kośla, Urszula; Magner, Edmond (Elsevier, 2017)
    An electrochemically triggered sol-gel process was used to generate a thin silica layer for the immobilisation of lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosus onto dealloyed nanoporous gold (NPG). The catalytic response of the ...
  • Salaj-Kośla, Urszula; Pöller, Sascha; Beyl, Yvonne; Scanlon, Micheál D; Belochapkine, Serguei; Shleev, Sergey; Schuhmann, Wolfgang; Magner, Edmond (Elsevier, 2012)
    Well defined mediatorless bioelectrocatalytic reduction of oxygen with high current densities of 0.8 mA cm(-2) was obtained on nanoporous gold electrodes modified with Myrothecium verrucaria bilirubin oxidase. A stable ...
  • Salaj-Kośla, Urszula; Pöller, Sascha; Schuhmann, Wolfgang; Shleev, Sergey; Magner, Edmond (Elsevier, 2013)
    The enzyme Trametes hirsuta laccase undergoes direct electron transfer at unmodified nanoporous gold electrodes, displaying a current density of 28 mu A/cm(2). The response indicates that ThLc was immobilised at the surface ...
  • Armstrong, Gordon; Kailas, Lekshmi (European Physical Society: IOP Publishing, 2017)
    This topical review will provide a survey of the current state of the art in 'hyphenated' techniques for characterisation of bulk materials, surface, and interfaces, whereby two or more analytical methods investigating ...
  • Tierney, Teresa B; Guo, Yina; Beloshapkin, Sergey; Rasmuson, Åke C.; Hudson, Sarah P. (American Chemical Society, 2015)
    Submicron to small-micron-sized particles of the hydrophobic drug, fenofibrate, were prepared by controlled crystallization in order to influence its dissolution behavior. An antisolvent precipitation process successfully ...
  • Alvarez, Marcela Salazar; Korostynska, Olga; Mason, Alex; Al Ahamma'a, Ahmed; Cooney, Jakki C; Magner, Edmond; Tofail, Syed A.M. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014)
    The specific binding of streptavidin to biotinylated protein A was demonstrated using a microwave detection system. In control experiments, the degree of non-specific binding was negligible. The method of detection was ...
  • Salaj-Kośla, Urszula; Scanlon, Micheál D; Baumeister, Tobias; Zahma, Kawah; Ludwig, Roland; Ó Conghaile, Peter; MacAodha, Domhnall; Leech, Dónal; Magner, Edmond (Springer, 2013)
    Nanoporous and planar gold electrodes were utilised as supports for the redox enzymes Aspergillus niger glucose oxidase (GOx) and Corynascus thermophilus cellobiose dehydrogenase (CtCDH). Electrodes modified with hydrogels ...
  • Fox, Aaron; Gahan, Jacinta; Ikoyi, I; Kwapinski, Witold; O'Sullvan, Orla; Cotter, Paul D; Schmalenberger, Achim (Elsevier, 2016)
    Biochar has shown great potentials in plant growth promotion but its effect on soil bacteria that potentially support plant growth is less well understood. In this study, the effect of biochar soil amendment was investigated ...
  • Pastorino, Laura; Dellacasa, Elena; Noor, Mohamed R; Soulimane, Tewfik; Bianchini, Paolo; D’Autilia, Francesca; Antipov, Alexei; Diaspro, Alberto; Tofail, Syed A.M.; Ruggiero, Carmelina (Public Library of Science, 2014)
    Cell-sized polyelectrolyte capsules functionalized with a redox-driven proton pump protein were assembled for the first time. The interaction of polyelectrolyte microcapsules, fabricated by electrostatic layer-by-layer ...
  • Piterina, Anna V; Chipman, Kevin J; Pembroke, Tony J; Hayes, Michael H.B. (Elsevier, 2017)
                               Biochar production, from pyrolysis of lignocellulosic feedstocks, agricultural residues, and animal and poultry manures are emerging globally as novel industrial and commercial products. It is ...
  • Lyons, Ciaran; Rathi, Neelima; Dev, Pratibha; Byrne, Owen; Surolia, Praveen K; Maji, Pathik; MacElroy, J.M.D; Yella, Aswani; Gratzel, MIchael; Magner, Edmond; English, Niall J; Thampi, Ravindranathan K (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2017)
    A chromophore containing a coplanar dihexyl-substituted dithienosilole (CL1) synthesised for use in dye-sensitised solar cells displayed an energy conversion efficiency of 6.90% under AM 1.5 sunlight irradiation. The new ...
  • Xiao, Xinxin; Pengchao, Si; Edmond, Magner (Elsevier, 2015)
    Nanoporous gold (NPG) obtained via dealloying of Au alloys has potential applications in a range of fields, and in particular in bioelectrochemistry. NPG possesses a three dimensional bicontinuous network of interconnected ...
  • Xiao, Xinxin; Ó Conghaile, Peter; Leech, Dónal; Roland, Ludwig; Magner, Edmond (Elsevier, 2017)
    Enzymatic biofuel cells can generate electricity directly from the chemical energy of biofuels in physiological fluids, but their power density is significantly limited by the performance of the cathode which is based on ...
  • Melligan, Fergus J. (University of Limerick, 2012)
    The work carried out throughout this project has helped to further advance the area of biomass pyrolysis for the production of bio-oil. During the early stage of the project, the focus was on investigating the effect of ...
  • Falk, Magnus; Alcalde, Miguel; Bartlett, Philip N; De Lacey, Antionio L; Gorton, Lo; Gutierrez-Sanchez, Cristina; Haddad, Raoudha; Kilburn, Jeremy; Leech, Dónal; Ludwig, Roland; Magner, Edmond; Mate, Diana M; Ó Conghaile, Peter; Ortiz, Roberto; Pita, Marcos; Pöller, Sascha; Ruzgas, Tautgirdas; Salaj-Kośla, Urszula; Schuhmann, Wolfgang; Sebelius, Frederik; Shao, Minling; Stoica, Leonard; Sygmund, Cristoph; Tilly, Jonas; Toscano, MIguel D; Vivekananthan, Jeevanthi; Wright, Emma; Shleev, Sergey (Public LIbrary of Science, 2014)
    Here for the first time, we detail self-contained (wireless and self-powered) biodevices with wireless signal transmission. Specifically, we demonstrate the operation of self-sustained carbohydrate and oxygen sensitive ...
  • Bulushev, Dmitri A.; Zacharska, Monika; Lisitsyn, Alexander S; Podyacheva, Olga Yu; Hage, Fredrik S; Ramasse, Quentin M; Bangert, Ursel; Bulusheva, Lyubov G (American Chemical Society, 2016)
    Formic acid is a valuable chemical derived from biomass, as it has a high hydrogen-storage capacity and appears to be an attractive source of hydrogen for various applications. Hydrogen production via formic acid decomposition ...
  • Zacharska, Monika; Chuvilin, Andrey L.; Kriventsov, Vladimir V.; Beloshapkin, Sergey; Estrada, Miguel; Simakov, Audrey; Bulushev, Dmitri A. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016)
    Catalysts with about 2.5 wt% of gold supported on Al2O3, ZrO2, CeO2, La2O3 and MgO oxides and with the same mean metal particle sizes of 2.4-3.0 nm have been studied in hydrogen production via formic acid decomposition. A ...

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