Dublin City University is a university situated between Glasnevin, Santry, Ballymun and Whitehall on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland. Created as the National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin in 1975, it enrolled its first students in 1980 and was elevated to university status in 1989 by statute. Wikipedia.
Dublin City University | Date: 2014-03-14
A method for increasing the rate of phosphine oxide reduction, preferably during a Wittig reaction comprising use of an acid additive is provided. A room temperature catalytic Wittig reaction (CWR) the rate of reduction of the phosphine oxide is increased due to the addition of the acid additive is described. Furthermore, the extension of the CWR to semi-stabilized and non-stabilized ylides has been accomplished by utilization of a masked base and/or ylide-tuning.
Dublin City University | Date: 2014-04-03
The present teaching provides a three wheel zero emission dumper vehicle, the vehicle comprising a chassis, the chassis supporting: two fixed front wheels, a single steering rear wheel, and a load carrying assembly, wherein the vehicle is configured such that a distribution of weight supported by the chassis is such that a centre of gravity of the vehicle is maintained within a triangle formed by the contact of the wheels on the ground in both loaded and unloaded states of the load carrying assembly.
Dublin City University | Date: 2015-05-21
Provided are peptide analogues of PA-IL and compositions containing them. The PA-IL peptide analogues have altered carbohydrate binding specificity relative to a PA-IL of SEQ ID NO:1, and thus the analogues contain amino acid substitutions in SEQ ID NO:1. The substitutions can be at positions 50, 52 and 53 of SEQ ID NO:1 and can include combinations of amino acid substitutions at those positions. Also included are methods for detecting changes in the glycosylation of carbohydrates and for separating biomolecules which contain glycoproteins or glycoconjugates.
Dublin City University | Date: 2014-07-18
A particle capture system that can be used in the context of a lab-on-a-chip platform for particle- and cell-based assays is described. The system comprises a capture chamber comprising a plurality of capture sites, the capture sites defining a capture area configured to receive individual particles travelling within the capture chamber. By rotating the chamber, the individual particles are biased towards the capture sites where they may be captured.
Dublin City University | Date: 2014-06-13
Microfluidic devices and in particular microfluidic devices incorporating a cascading valve arrangement for selectively controlling the flow of a fluid within the microfluidic device are described. Specific examples of a microfluidic device comprising a sacrificial valve (