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UNLABELLED Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a radiotherapy treatment based on the accumulation in the tumor of a (10)B-containing drug and subsequent irradiation with low energy neutrons, which bring about the decay of (10)B to (7)Li and an α particle, causing the death of the neoplastic cell. The effectiveness of BNCT is limited by the low delivery… (More)
Photocatalysis (by semiconductors, molecules and ions) is used in such diverse applications as water hydrolysis for producing hydrogen as fuel, organic synthesis and the recovery of polluted effluents. This tutorial review discusses the common principles of such applications and their role in green chemistry.
Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is an anticancer treatment based on the accumulation in the tumor cells of (10) B-containing molecules and subsequent irradiation with low-energy neutrons, which bring about the decay of (10) B to very toxic (7) Li(3+) and (4) He(2+) ions. The effectiveness of BNCT is limited by the low delivery and accumulation of the… (More)
A chemically modified gold electrode has been conveniently prepared by binding multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) to which thiol functions have been tethered. The electrode has been characterized by atomic force microscopy and oxidative desorption experiments and gives excellent results for trace determination of As(III) and Bi(III) in natural and… (More)
The present review offers an overview of the current approaches for the photochemical and photocatalytic generation of reactive intermediates and their application in the formation of carbon-carbon bonds. Valuable synthetic targets are accessible, including arylation processes, formation of both carbo- and heterocycles, alpha- and beta-functionalization of… (More)
Tetrabutylammonium decatungstate photocatalysis is effective for the C-H activation of alkanes, aldehydes, ethers and amides and the alkylation of alkenes occurs effectively by merely exposing the solution to the sun in a glass vessel on a window ledge (up to 10 g per dm(2) in a few days).