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A solid contact ion-selective electrode using for the first time multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) for the transducer material was developed for detecting perchlorate in water. To demonstrate the excellent ion-to electron transducer ability of the MWCNTs, a 15 microm thick layer of carboxylated MWCNT was deposited between an acrylic membrane selective(More)
Dipylidium caninum is a cestode that requires from the participation of an arthropod in its life cycle. This parasitosis occurs in dogs and cats, and occasionally in human beings. Human cases of D caninum infection have been reported in Europe, Philippines, China, Japan, Latin America and the United States; mostly children, one third of them being infants(More)
In this paper we report on a comparative study of the non-alternating CO-C(2)H(4) copolymerization catalyzed by neutral Pd(II) complexes with the phosphine-sulfonate ligands bis(o-methoxyphenyl)phosphinophenylenesulfonate and bis(o-methoxyphenyl)phosphino-ethylenesulfonate. The former ligand, featuring a lower skeletal flexibility, has been found to form(More)
A series of novel diphosphite ligands derived from readily available D-(+)-glucose have been synthesized. These ligands were screened in the Rh-catalyzed hydrogenation of a series of alpha,beta-unsaturated carboxylic acid derivatives. Both excellent enantioselectivities (ee up to >99%) and activities were achieved. The advantage of these ligands is that(More)
The diphosphine 3,5-dideoxy-1,2-O-isopropylidene-3,5-bis(di(2-methoxyphenyl)phosphanyl)-alpha-D-xylofuranose (o-MeO-xylophos), which differs from the known 3,5-dideoxy-1,2-O-isopropylidene-3,5-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)-alpha-D-xylofuranose (xylophos) by the presence of 2-methoxy substituents on the P-aryl rings, has been synthesized and characterized. These(More)
Continuing our studies into the effect that N-N' ligands have on CO/styrene copolymerization, we prepared new C(1)-symmetrical pyridine-imidazoline ligands with 4',5'-cis stereochemistry in the imidazoline ring (5) and 4',5'-trans stereochemistry (6-10) and compared them with our previously reported ligands (1-4). Their coordination to neutral(More)
Thioether-phosphinite ligands (P-SR, R = Ph, Pr(I) and Me) bearing substituents with different steric demands on the sulfur centre were tested in the rhodium- and iridium-catalysed asymmetric hydrogenation of prochiral olefins. High enantiomeric excesses (up to 96%) and good activities (TOF up to 860 mol product x (mol catalyst precursor x h)(-1)) were(More)
Patients chronically infected with Trypanosoma cruzi develop chronic Chagas' heart disease (cChHD). Their Ab response is suspected to be involved in the cardiac pathogenesis. Reactivity of serum Abs from these patients has been extensively studied but little is known about the diversity of the in vivo IgG repertoire. We analyzed 125 variable H chain (VH)(More)
Palladium complexes bearing monodentate and bidentate phosphine ligands (1-7) were synthesised and used as catalyst precursors in the methoxycarbonylation of norbornene. The catalytic systems bearing ligands 1, 3 and 4 afforded excellent conversions (>99%) and selectivity of the ester (>99%). NMR investigations showed that using complex 1a as the precursor(More)
Palladium complexes bearing phospholane 1 and phosphetane 2-4 ligands have been synthesised to be used as catalyst precursors in the asymmetric methoxycarbonylation of vinyl arenes. Single crystals of the complex [PdCl2(2)2] II were obtained from a toluene solution and analysed by X-ray crystallography. Using these complexes, excellent regioselectivity (up(More)