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    • 1,2-Diazoles: Versatile Tectons for Metallosupramolecular Assemblies 

      Hawes, Chris Samuel (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 2012)
      This study investigates the metallosupramolecular chemistry of functionalised 1,2-diazole ligands, by the preparation and characterisation of a range of first-row transition metal coordination polymers and discrete assemblies. ...
    • A 2000 year history of vegetation and landscape change in Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand 

      Wilmshurst, Janet Mary (University of Canterbury. Zoology, 1995)
      Sediment cores from four lakes in the Tutira and Putere districts of Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand, are analysed for the remains of pollen, charcoal, tephra and erosion pulses to reconstruct a 2000 year history ...
    • 2D and 3D Geophysical Imaging of Polygonal Patterned Ground in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica 

      Godfrey, Myfanwy Jane (University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2008)
      The PPG found in the Dry Valleys is some of the oldest on the planet with ages of up to 8 million years assigned to them. The activity of some of these Antarctic PPG areas has come into question with the proposal that ...
    • A 2D visual language for rapid 3D scene design 

      Adams, Nathan Grant (University of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering, 2009)
      Automatic recognition and digitization of the features found in raster images of 2D topographic maps has a long research history. Very little such work has focused on creating and working with alternatives to the classic ...
    • 2D-Modelling of Earthquake-Induced Rockfall from Basaltic Ignimbrite Cliffs at Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand 

      Brehaut, Janet Catherine (University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2012)
      This thesis is concerned with modelling rockfall parameters associated with cliff collapse debris and the resultant “ramp” that formed following the high peak ground acceleration (PGA) events of 22 February 2011 and 13 ...
    • 3:5 - dimethyl xylose 

      Reeves, J. E. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 1949)
      Condensation of sugar alcohols with aldehydes was first observed by Meunier, 1888, who successfully formed a cyclic acetal from mannitol and benzaldehyde [diagram]. This condensation with aldehydes or ketones has since ...
    • A 3D Computer Vision System in Radiotherapy Patient Setup 

      Chyou, Te-yu (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2012)
      An approach to quantitatively determine patient surface contours as part of an augmented reality (AR) system for patient position and posture correction was developed. Quantitative evaluation of the accuracy of patient ...
    • 5-oxazolidinones : Key intermediates to peptidomimetics with latent reactivity and conformational restriction 

      Oldham, Mark D. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 1997)
      This thesis examines the synthesis of peptidomimetics of the type 4.23 and 5.23. Compound 4.23 was designed to possess latent reactivity for the specific inactivation of α-chymotrypsin. Compound 5.23 is a conformationally ...
    • 7,8-Dihydroneopterin and its effect on the formation of foam cells. 

      Davies, Sian Patricia Mary (University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2015)
      Atherosclerosis (Heart Disease) is an inflammatory disease caused by the formation of plaque within the arterial wall. In response to inflammation, monocytes enter the artery wall, differentiate into macrophages and take ...
    • 7,8-dihydroneopterin inhibition of oxidised low density lipoprotein-induced cellular death 

      Baird, Sarah (University of Canterbury. Zoology, 2003)
      The death of monocyte and macrophage cells in the atherosclerotic plaque is thought to be due principally to the toxicity of oxidised LDL (oxLDL). This makes an important contribution to the development of the lipid core ...
    • 7,8-Dihydroneopterin-mediated protection of low density lipoprotein, but not human macrophages, from oxidative stress 

      Firth, Carole Anne (University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2006)
      Any lipoproteins and cells present in the inflammatory environment of atherosclerotic plaques are likely to be exposed to high levels of oxidative stress. As 7,8-dihydroneopterin (7,8-NP) is synthesized by interferon-γ ...
    • Ab initio studies of strained ring molecules 

      Thorpe, Aaron J. (University of Canterbury. Department of Chemistry, 1999)
      The work reported in this thesis concerns the acid catalysed rearrangement of epoxides in the presence and absence of intramolecular nucleophiles. The potential energy surface (MP2/6-31G*//MP2/6-31G* and B3LYP/6-31G*) for ...
    • Abiotic Methane Formation at the Dun Mountain Ophiolite, New Zealand 

      Pawson, Joanna Frances (University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2015)
      The production of hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) related to olivine hydration (i.e. serpentinization) is considered a major contributor to abiotic hydrocarbon synthesis on Earth. Recent discoveries have highlighted the ...
    • The absorption spectra of lead halides in water-methanol mixtures and the dissociation constants of intermediate ions. 

      Panckhurst, M. H. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 1953)
      Garrels and Gucker have discussed the deviation of the behaviour of lead chloride solutions from that of a strong electrolyte in terms of both of the Gronwall-La Mer-Sandved extension of the Dbye-Huckel theory and of ...
    • The abstinence violation effect in child molesters 

      Ward, Anthony Brian Patrick (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 1992)
      The Relapse Prevention (RP) approach to the treatment of addictive disorders (Marlatt & Gordon, 1985) and the model of the relapse process underlying it, is described and critically analysed. Its application to the treatment ...
    • Acceleration and optical interferometry 

      Neutze, Richard (University of Canterbury. Physics, 1995)
      The influence of acceleration on a number of physical systems is examined. We present a full relativistic treatment of a simple harmonic oscillator with relativistic velocities. The line element for Schwarzschild geometry ...
    • Acceptability of alternative treatments for problematic gambling. 

      Tang, Qing (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2011)
      Background & objective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) have been the treatment of choice for problem or pathological gambling in the field in Western countries, and their efficacy ...
    • Acceptance Toward the use of Micronutrients as an Alternative Treatment for Mood Disorders 

      McNatty, Grace Ellexandra Dunnachie (University of Canterbury. Psychology, 2012)
      The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second highest cause of death and disability in the world (World Health Organisation, 2010). Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have ...
    • Acceptor properties of halides of elements of groups IV and V 

      Roper, W. R. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry, 1963)
      2,2’-Bipyridyl forms equimolar complexes, MX₃.bipy, with the trihalides of arsenic, antimony and bismuth, and also with the mono-organosubstituted halides of these elements, RMX₂.bipy. Most of the crystalline compounds are ...
    • Access to employment opportunities for people with spinal cord injuries. 

      Robertson, Jane Louise (University of Canterbury, 1999)
      Traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI) instantaneously transform people's lives from a state of active physical well-being to one of total or partial paralysis. One of the most profound changes experienced by people who ...