Neil R. Brooks

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate how evaporation affects the shelf life of a one-bottle universal adhesive. METHODS Three different versions of Scotchbond Universal (SBU, 3M ESPE, Seefeld, Germany) were prepared using a weight-loss technique. SBU0 was left open to the air until maximal weight loss was obtained, whereas SBU50 was left(More)
A versatile and efficient method to synthesize tetrasubstituted imidazoles via a one-pot modified Debus-Radziszewski reaction and their subsequent transformation into the corresponding imidazolium ionic liquids is reported. The tetrasubstituted imidazoles were also synthesized by means of a continuous flow process. This straightforward synthetic procedure(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the degree of conversion (DC) of adhesives initiated by diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide (TPO) or a camphorquinone/tertiary amine system (CQ/Amine) as well as their 'immediate' micro-tensile bond strength (μTBS) to bur-cut dentine. METHODS DC of Scotchbond Universal ('SBU'; 3M ESPE), its experimental counterpart(More)
The first examples of structurally characterised mixed-ligand metal-containing ionic liquids (ILs) are presented, synthesised by the use of different N-alkylimidazoles. The cations consist of two-coordinate silver(i) centres ligated by two different N-alkylimidazole ligands. It is shown that the resulting ionic liquids have lower melting points than the(More)
A procedure for the preparation of high-quality single crystals from concentrated glyme mixtures is presented. Anhydrous single crystals of LiNO(3) and LiClO(4) were prepared in this manner, and the single-crystal structure of LiClO(4) (orthorhombic, Pnma, a = 8.6447(12) A, b = 6.8512(10) A, c = 4.8254(7) A, Z = 4) was determined as an example. This(More)
The mechanisms by which ions are transported through polymer electrolytes are poorly understood. Structural information should greatly aid in the determination of such mechanisms and the optimization of the electrolyte properties. Ionic conductivity, however, predominates in amorphous polymer-salt phases, and characterization of amorphous solvate structures(More)
The electrodeposition of germanium at elevated temperatures up to 180 °C and pressures was studied from the ionic liquids 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium dicyanamide and 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide containing [GeCl4(BuIm)2] (where BuIm = 1-butylimidazole) or GeCl4. Cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical quartz crystal(More)
A deep-eutectic solvent with the properties of an ionic liquid is formed when choline chloride is mixed with copper(II) chloride dihydrate in a 1:2 molar ratio. EXAFS and UV-vis-near-IR optical absorption spectroscopy have been used to compare the coordination sphere of the cupric ion in this ionic liquid with that of the cupric ion in solutions of 0.1 M of(More)
New metal-containing ionic liquids [Cu(CH(3)CN)(n)][Tf(2)N] (n=2, 4; Tf(2)N=bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)- amide) have been synthesised and used as a non-aqueous electrolyte for the electrodeposition of copper at current densities greater than 25 A dm(-2). The tetrahedral copper(I)-containing cation in [Cu(CH(3)CN)(4)][Tf(2)N] is structurally analogous to(More)
The electrodeposition of germanium from the ionic liquid 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium dicyanamide ([BMP][DCA]) and a mixture of [BMP][DCA] and 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium chloride ([BMP]Cl) was studied using cyclic voltammetry and using an electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM). [GeCl4(BuIm)2] (BuIm = N-butylimidazole) was used as germanium(More)