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Green Chemistry: Ionic Liquids as Carriers of Strong Bases and Boron Hydrides

Simon Fraser University

This technology concerns the use of ionic liquids as recyclable solvents for solution phase chemistry
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Aminoglycoside chemistry guanidinylated aminoglycoside lipid conjugates

University of Manitoba

The aminoglycosides are among the oldest and most useful of the classes of antibiotic drugs. They have suffered from two drawbacks; the rise of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains, and toxicity. Researchers have developed new groups of aminoglycoside analogues, however progress is hampered by the difficult chemistry of this complex class of molecules
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High Throughput Microfluidic Reactor for Polymer Particle Synthesis (Ref #1481)

University of Toronto

A group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto is developing multiple continuous microfluidic reactors and a process to scale up the synthesis of polymer particles. The target is to produce micro-beads with a narrow size distribution in the range from 10 to 500 microns, well defined structure and high conversion of monomer to polymer efficiency
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Methods of Hydrosilylation of Polypropylene

University of Waterloo

Background A novel reactive extrusion process has been developed for the production of hydrosilylated polypropylene resins from commodity grade polypropylene. Several organofunctional silanes and siloxanes may be used to introduce terminal functionalities onto the base polypropylene resin, without introducing cross linking or non-linear polymer chains. Functionalization is accomplished through either a free radical or a catalytic reaction mechanism. Traditional hydrosilylation processes...
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Underwater "Superglue"

University of Waterloo

BackgroundIn adhesion science, water or moisture has traditionally been treated as surface contaminants or weak boundary layers, since they deteriorate adhesives through a variety of complex mechanisms including erosion, plasticization, swelling, and hydrolysis of adhesive polymers. Contrary to the difficulties faced by man, in the sea, there is a variety of marine organisms capable of adhering to all type of wet surfaces including mussels that stick firmly on rocks, sandcastle worms that...
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Novel Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, Tech ID # 771.5

University of Calgary

As we transition to utilizing renewable energy sources like solar and wind, there is a need to develop robust, high-density energy storage to address the unpredictability of these resources. Batteries have drawn significant interest due to their ability to provide stable, continuous power, though typical battery chemistry lacks the specific energy density required to store this energy efficiently and economically. State-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries do not have high cycle ability, nor...
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Silicon-Nanocrystal Coated Optical Resonator

University of Alberta

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Novel glycolipid with antifungal and antimicrobial activity

Laval University

Description MOA: By virtue of its polar head and apolar chain, flocculosin inserts itself within the fungal membrane increasing membrane fluidity and causing rapid disruption leading to cell plasmolysis.Activity: Flocculosin needs to be at acidic pH to be active on its own. At physiological pH, it has displayed a strong synergistic activity with Amphotericin (AMB). Flocculosin was found active against Candida sp., Aspergillus niger and nidulans , Botrytis cinera, Pythium sp., Rhizoctonia...
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Biosensor for detection of heavy metals

University of Waterloo

BackgroundCadmium, mercury, and lead are heavy metal environmental contaminants that are bio-accumulative and can impose serious organ damage, leading to cancer and even death. For this reason, they have collectively been subject to numerous international regulations strictly restricting their use. Given their highly toxic characteristics, it is important to screen for the presence of these heavy metals in drinking water and at source in wastewater applications. The current standard method...
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Novel Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Queen's University

Novel N-butyrylated hyaluronic acid analog treats rheumatoid arthritis through both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant mechanisms

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