Luk Van Lokeren

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New, ultrasmall nanoparticles with sizes below 5 nm have been obtained. These small rigid platforms (SRP) are composed of a polysiloxane matrix with DOTAGA (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1-glutaric anhydride-4,7,10-triacetic acid)-Gd(3+) chelates on their surface. They have been synthesised by an original top-down process: 1) formation of a gadolinium(More)
This study involves the investigation of the meso- and micropores in polymer monolithic materials and the performance characterization of polymer monoliths for the separation of small molecules. Pore-blocking experiments, that involve the blocking of the stagnant pores with a solvent which is immiscible with the mobile phase, were conducted to determine(More)
The ERETIC (Electronic Reference To access In vivo Concentrations) technique generates an electronic signal in the NMR spectrometer which is detected simultaneously to the sample FID during the acquisition. The implementation of the ERETIC sequence in any 2D DOSY experimental scheme enables one to generate directly into the raw 2D DOSY spectrum a reference(More)
Mixed micelles formed from nonionic surfactant Triton X-100 (TX100), anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl dioxyethylene sulfate (SDP2S), and triblock copolymer Synperonic L61 (SL61) were investigated by 1H NMR spectroscopy. The size and shape of the aggregates were determined by diffusion ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY), while 2D nuclear Overhauser enhanced(More)
Diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY NMR) is presented as a tool for the determination of the diffusion coefficients of organic ligands in suspensions of titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The nanoparticles were prepared by a sol-gel process by hydrolysis and condensation reactions of titanium tetra-n-butoxide in the presence of pentane-2,4-dione (acacH:(More)
Pulsed Field-Gradient Spin Echo (PGSE) NMR, which associates to a spectral dimension the measure of diffusion coefficients, is a convenient technique for mixture analysis. Unfortunately, because of relaxation, the quantification of mixtures by PGSE NMR is far from straightforward for mixtures with strong spectral overlap. Antalek (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128(More)
Additional information as to the objectives of our previous paper entitled 'ERETIC implemented in diffusion-ordered NMR as a diffusion reference' (Magn. Reson. Chem. 2008, 46, S63) is provided. The need for an optimal instrumental stability for the method proposed to be reliably applicable in view of these objectives is emphasized and illustrated.
The interest in self-assembling monolayer deposition on various oxide substrate surfaces is steeply increasing in the last decades. Although many studies are being performed, literature does not come with a general insight in the adsorption of these layers on oxide surfaces. Also for the deposition of phosphonic acids on aluminum oxides, there is no global(More)
The state diagram of a blend consisting of a copolymer containing ethylene oxide and propylene oxide, P(EO-ran-PO), and poly(ether sulfone), PES, is constructed by using modulated-temperature differential scanning calorimetry (MTDSC), T(2) NMR relaxometry, and light scattering. The apparent heat capacity signal in MTDSC is used for the characterization of(More)
The static and dynamic stereochemistry of dimesityl-2,4,6-trimethoxyphenylmethane in solution was investigated by lineshape analysis of 1D NMR spectra and cross-peak amplitude processing in 2D EXSY spectra, recorded at variable temperatures. Previous studies on this propeller-shaped chiral compound show that the stereomer threshold interconversion is(More)