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The Siamese-twin Porphyrin And Its Copper And Nickel Complexes

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This thesis describes the first and long-sought successful synthesis of a new pyrazole-expanded porphyrin, a higher analog of porphyrin. This "Siamese-Twin Porphyrin" provides two conjoined porphyrin-like coordination spheres, thus being able to accommodate two metal ions within the same ligand. In her thesis, Lina Blusch not only explains the challenging synthesis and characterization of the ligand system, but also its application to the synthesis of homo- and hetero-bimetallic Ni and Cu complexes. She observes interesting metal-metal-interactions in the complexes, that lead to a non-innocent multistep redox chemistry. The ligand system and its complexes show an intriguing twisted geometry, giving rise to helical chirality and other fascinating properties. This study explores the first steps and opens up a new chemistry of expanded porphyrins with the potential to biomimetic applications.


A Strange Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder

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With its curious mixture of adventure, natural history and satire this early Canadian novel has become a landmark work of fantasy and science fiction.


A Strange Manuscript Found In A Copper Cylinder

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'A rip-roaring adventure. and an almost Swiftian satire on human piety and vanity.' Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

Four sailors discover a copper cylinder containing a manuscript written by the adventurer Adam More, who was shipwrecked in the southern hemisphere. They read its contents out to one another, and the incredible story unfolds of his journey to a lost world which survives at the foot of a volcano. This strange utopian society, in which humans coexist with prehistoric animals, is the antithesis of Victorian England, as poverty is preferred to wealth and darkness to light.

At once a timeless satire and a pioneering work of science fiction, A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder will enthral readers of today and revive James De Mille's reputation as a writer ahead of his time.

About the Author

James De Mille (1833-80) was a Canadian academic who published many works of popular fiction. He is mostly known today for his posthumous novel A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder.



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