Daniel M Dawson

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Three new insect growth regulators (IGRs) were tested against Culex, Aedes and Psorophora mosquitoes. In the laboratory the 3 IGRs were active in the range of 0.3 to 1.5 ppb against Cx. quinquefasciatus. In field tests, the IGRs fenoxycarb and S-31183 formulations yielded complete control of floodwater mosquitoes at the rates of 0.005 to 0.01 lb AI/acre. In(More)
Zeolites are important materials whose utility in industry depends on the nature of their porous structure. Control over microporosity is therefore a vitally important target. Unfortunately, traditional methods for controlling porosity, in particular the use of organic structure-directing agents, are relatively coarse and provide almost no opportunity to(More)
The synthesis of rigid symmetric polyradical model systems with inter-spin distances between 1.4 and 4 nm and their room temperature continuous wave (CW) EPR spectra are reported. Conditions for attachment of the spin-label via esterification have been optimized on the direct synthesis of polyradicals from commercially available polyphenols and the(More)
Much of the information contained within solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra remains unexploited because of the challenges in obtaining high-resolution spectra and the difficulty in assigning those spectra. Recent advances that enable researchers to accurately and efficiently determine NMR parameters in periodic systems have revolutionized(More)
The aluminophosphate (AlPO) JDF-2 is prepared hydrothermally with methylammonium hydroxide (MAH+·HO-, MAH+ = CH3NH3+), giving rise to a microporous AEN-type framework with occluded MAH+ cations and extra-framework (Al-bound) HO- anions. Despite the presence of these species within its pores, JDF-2 can hydrate upon exposure to atmospheric moisture to give(More)
Sodium niobate (NaNbO(3)) has a particularly complex phase diagram, with a series of phase transitions as a function of temperature and pressure, and even at room temperature a number of different structural variations have been suggested. Recent work has demonstrated that bulk powders of NaNbO(3), prepared using a variety of synthetic approaches, contain a(More)
We report the discovery of hysteresis between the x-ray spectrum and luminosity of black-hole binary LMC X–3. Our observations, with the Proportional Counter Array on the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, took place entirely within the soft spectral state, dominated by a spectral component that was fitted well with a multicolor disk blackbody. A power-law(More)
Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) are a subclass of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with extended three-dimensional networks of transition metal nodes (bridged by rigid imidazolate linkers), with potential applications in gas storage and separation, sensing and controlled delivery of drug molecules. Here, we investigate the use of 13C and 15N(More)
We present a strategy for predicting the unusual 1H and 13C shifts in NMR spectra of paramagnetic bisoximato copper(ii) complexes using DFT. We demonstrate good agreement with experimental measurements, although 1H-13C correlation spectra show that a combined experimental and theoretical approach remains necessary for full assignment.
Solid-state (13)C magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy is used to investigate the structure of the Cu(II)-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), HKUST-1 and STAM-1, and the structural changes occurring within these MOFs upon activation (dehydration). NMR spectroscopy is an attractive technique for the investigation of these materials, owing to its(More)