Imperial College London

Prof Milo Shaffer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Chemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5825m.shaffer Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mr John Murrell +44 (0)20 7594 2845

 
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Location

 

M221Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Basma:2019:10.1080/00268976.2019.1649494,
author = {Basma, N and Cullen, PL and Clancy, AJ and Shaffer, MSP and Skipper, NT and Headen, TF and Howard, CA},
doi = {10.1080/00268976.2019.1649494},
journal = {Molecular Physics: An International Journal at the Interface Between Chemistry and Physics},
pages = {3353--3363},
title = {The liquid structure of the solvents dimethylformamide (DMF) and dimethylacetamide (DMA)},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00268976.2019.1649494},
volume = {117},
year = {2019}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The liquid structure of the commonly used solvents dimethylformamide (DMF) and dimethylacetamide (DMA)were measured using state-of-the-art state neutron diffraction augmented with isotopic substitution (NDIS) and interpreted with empirical potential structure refinement (EPSR). Both solvents are found to develop rich local ordering with similar local packing densities, though with differences related to their three-dimensional molecular structure. While DMF’s dipole preferentially orientates anti-parallel to maximise hydrogen bonding, DMA favours parallel arrangement maximising non-directional dispersive forces. The highly-developed local orientational structure found in these solvents rationalises their ability to solvate a range of charged and neutral nanomaterials and highlights that the understanding of nanomaterial dispersions is a multi-body problem in which the geometry of the molecule, as well its dipole moment, must be incorporated.
AU - Basma,N
AU - Cullen,PL
AU - Clancy,AJ
AU - Shaffer,MSP
AU - Skipper,NT
AU - Headen,TF
AU - Howard,CA
DO - 10.1080/00268976.2019.1649494
EP - 3363
PY - 2019///
SN - 0026-8976
SP - 3353
TI - The liquid structure of the solvents dimethylformamide (DMF) and dimethylacetamide (DMA)
T2 - Molecular Physics: An International Journal at the Interface Between Chemistry and Physics
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00268976.2019.1649494
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000481554900001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00268976.2019.1649494
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/81435
VL - 117
ER -