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We present a novel route to assemble perpendicular cylinders by converting an asymmetric diblock copolymer from poly(styrene-b-tert-butyl acrylate) (PS-b-PtBA) to poly(styrene-b-acrylic acid) (PS-b-PAA) using an autocatalytic reaction. Upon exposure of the films of PS-b-PAA to water, PAA cylinders constrained by the continuous, glassy PS phase protrude 10(More)
Model-based approaches provide a semantically well justified way to revise ontologies. However, in general, model-based revision operators are limited due to lack of efficient algorithms and inexpressibility of the revision results. In this paper, we make both theoretical and practical contribution to efficient computation of model-based revisions in(More)
Tetra(p-sulfonato-phenyl) porphyrin rhodium hydride ([(TSPP)Rh-D(D2O)](-4)) (1) reacts in water (D2O) with carbon monoxide, aldehydes, and olefins to produce metallo formyl, alpha-hydroxyalkyl, and alkyl complexes, respectively. The hydride complex (1) functions as a weak acid in D2O and partially dissociates into a rhodium(I) complex(More)
A series of tris(pentafluorophenyl)corrole (TPFC) tin(IV) and tin(II) complexes were prepared and studied by various characterization techniques including (1)H, (19)F, and (119)Sn NMR and UV-vis spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The unusual 4-coordinate, monomeric, divalent tin(II) complex [(TPFC)Sn(II)](-) (2a) showed(More)
Selective oxidation of alcohol in water using molecular oxygen as the terminal oxidant is mediated by rhodium porphyrin complexes. Addition of methanol to an aqueous solution of (TSPP)Rh(III) resulted in observation of the key intermediate porphyrin rhodium(III) methoxide species. The activation parameters for betaC-H elimination of Rh-alkoxide were(More)
Title of Dissertation Online and Offline Approximations for Population Based Multi-Objective Optimization Genzi Li, Doctor of Philosophy, 2007 Dissertation directed by: Professor Shapour Azarm Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Maryland The high computational cost of population based optimization methods has been preventing applications of(More)
This article describes the photo-induced living radical polymerization of acrylamides mediated by organo-cobalt porphyrins through photo-cleavage of the Co-C bond to give organic radicals, which propagate polymerization, and cobalt(II), which is a persistent metal-centered radical. Photo stimulus controls the initiation steps and regulates chain growth by(More)