Welcome to the Nanochemistry Research Group!!

At the INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, we are an international team of enthusiastic chemists, materials scientists, and coating engineers working together for R&D of unconventional nanomaterials.





Recent news and updates from our group:


PROJECT MEETINGS!!!
Our colleagues Juliana and Natalia, MAREWIND Project, participated in a presential meeting at their partner Lurederra, in Los Arcos (Navarre), Spain.

We are collaborating with self-healing materials in order to protect offshore structures from corrosion. The project just successfully achieved the twenty-fourth month progress!     (16-17.11.2022)



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NEW GROUP PHOTO!
It was about time to get a new group photo!
This time, we were all wearing with the colours of the group, with our favorite slogan: Keep pushing!

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PROJECT MEETINGS!!!
Our colleagues Juliana, Isabel, Diana and Sandra, from BIOPAINT Project, participated in a presential meeting at their partner 4iTEC Lusitânia.

They are developing natural and energy efficient functional coatings for the automotive sector. There, they presented some results and visited the facilities where the cars are painted.     (14.10.2022)



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PROJECT MEETINGS!!!
Last week we received the visit from FEUP, ADVENTECH and The University of Texas (Austin) to the project meeting of NanoCatRed – Novel metallic NANOparticles on NANOstructured supports for oxyanion CATalytic REDuction in water.

A special thanks to Diógenes and Juliana for hosting our visitors.     (13.10.2022)



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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Krystal and Jenni (our alumni), and Laura from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Threefold reactivity of a COF-embedded rhenium catalyst: reductive etherification, oxidative esterification or transfer hydrogenation" has just been published in Chem. Commun.!!!

You can check the paper here!     (11.10.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Aida (our alumni), and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Fluoride-Doped TiO2 Photocatalyst with Enhanced Activity for Stable Pollutant Degradation" has just been published in Catalysts!!!

You can check the paper here!     (07.10.2022)


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WELCOME Soraia
Soraia recently joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with adsorption of greenhouse gas.

Soraia, we wish you a nice come back to our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (01.10.2022)


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AND THE AWARD GOES TO...
Huge congratulations to Diana and Diógenes for winning respectively the 2nd and 3th places at the ERN2022 Photo Competition during the The European Research Night of 2022 in Braga.

Thank you, Diana and Diógenes, for bringing this victory to the group!     (30.09.2022)




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Trainnings attendance!
Our colleagues Juliana, Isabel, Diana and Sandra, from Coatings team, just came back from London after the one-day course Formulation: The Basics from iFormulate to improve our team knowledge.
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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Aida (our alumni), and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "GO-TiO2 as a Highly Performant Photocatalyst Maximized by Proper Parameters Selection" has just been published in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health.!!!

You can check the paper here!     (20.09.2022)


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Conferences update!
Last week our PhD student Viviana had the opportunity to present a poster at 18th European Conference on Thermoelectrics entitled "Screen-printing of thermoelectric thin films from PbSe colloidal nanocrystals". She also found there Nanochemistry's alumni Nagendra Chauhan!     (14-16.09.2022)



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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Aida (our alumni), Viviana and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Topotactic BI3-assisted borodization: synthesis and electrocatalysis applications of transition metal borides" has just been published in J. Mater. Chem. A!!!

You can check the paper here!     (15.09.2022)


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A special THANKS to...
The Chemical Engineering students (from FEUP - Porto) who chose our group for this year's Summer Internship. Ana Beatriz, Carolina, Fernando, Ana Marta and Ana Luísa, we wish you the brightest future and that this experience has awakened in you the passion for research and science.

It was a pleasure to have you all with us during this month!     (Summer 2022)




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WELCOME Mafalda
Mafalda just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with catalysts for water electrolysis.

Mafalda, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (29.08.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Soraia and Krystal (our alumni), and Orlando, Yury and Laura from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "A post-synthetic modification strategy for the synthesis of pyrene-fused azaacene covalent organic frameworks" has just been published in Microporous Mesoporous Mater.!!!

You can check the paper here!     (13.08.2022)


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WELCOME Tiago
Tiago just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with of catalysts for water electrolysis.

Tiago, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (01.08.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Jenni and Aida (our alumni), and Viviana, Liliana, Yury and Laura from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Synthetic strategy for metallophthalocyanine covalent organic frameworks for electrochemical water oxidation" has just been published in Mater. Today Chem.!!!

You can check the paper here!     (09.07.2022)


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AND THE AWARD GOES TO...
Huge congratulations to Liliana for winning the best flash presentation at CarboCat International Symposium held in Zaragoza - Spain, on 28th to 30th of June of 2022.

Thank you, Liliana, for bringing this victory to the group!     (30.06.2022)



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BIG CONGRATS to the fresh new Dra.!

Soraia gracefully defended her PhD and the work done in the Nanochemistry Research Group.
We wish you a great future and all the best!    (15.06.2022)



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WELCOME Cátia
Cátia just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with nanomaterials for catalysis.

Cátia, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (16.05.2022)


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WELCOME Joana
Joana just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with of COFs to treat water.

Joana, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (16.05.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to our alumni Aida, and Juliana, Laura and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Deep Eutectic Solvent Synthesis of Perovskite Electrocatalysts for Water Oxidation" has just been published in Appl. Mater. Interfaces!!!

You can check the paper here!     (11.05.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Juliana, and Natalia from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Implementation of Transition Metal Phosphides as Pt-Free Catalysts for PEM Water Electrolysis" has just been published in Energies!!!

You can check the paper here!     (2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Juliana from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Palladium Impregnation on Electrospun Carbon Fibers for Catalytic Reduction of Bromate in Water" has just been published in Processes!!!

You can check the paper here!     (2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Juliana from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Copper Supported on Mesoporous Structured Catalysts for NO Reduction" has just been published in Catalysts!!!

You can check the paper here!     (2022)


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AND THE AWARD GOES TO...
Huge congratulations to Diógenes Piva from Nanochemistry Research Group for winning the Best Flash Talk!
His video entitled "Draw my work" was awarded at the INL Research Symposium 2022, held in the INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, on 4th and 5th of April 2022.

Thank you, Diógenes, for bringing this victory to the group!     (05.04.2022)



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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Liliana, Juliana, and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "In situ investigation of the CO2 methanation on carbon/ceria-supported Ni catalysts using modulation-excitation DRIFTS" has just been published in Appl. Catal. B: Environmental!!!

You can check the paper here!     (05.04.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Bruna (our alumni), Laura, and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Merging Solution Processing and Printing for Sustainable Fabrication of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Photovoltaics" has just been published in Chemical Engineering Journal!!!

You can check the paper here!     (04.04.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Liliana, Juliana, and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Understanding the importance of N-doping for CNT-supported Ni catalysts for CO2 methanation" has just been published in Carbon!!!

You can check the paper here!     (03.04.2022)


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NANOCHEMISTRY PICNIC DAY!!!
This Friday, we had the Nanochemistry Picnic at Bom Jesus do Monte gardens! Its a tradition place in Braga (Portugal) and we had anamazing time together!     (01.04.2022)



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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and his co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Discovery of Colossal Breathing-Caloric Effect under Low Applied Pressure in the Hybrid Organic–Inorganic MIL-53(Al) Material" has just been published in Chem. Mater!!!

You can check the paper here!     (30.03.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and Aida, our alumni and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Polar Layered Intermetallic LaCo2P2 as a Water Oxidation Electrocatalyst" has just been published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces!!!

You can check the paper here!     (15.03.2022)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Viviana and Yury from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Structural properties of nanometer-sized gold nanoparticles on a silicon substrate" has just been published in Physica Status Solidi (b)!!!

You can check the paper here!     (04.03.2022)


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WELCOME Sandra
Sandra just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with nanomaterials for sustainable coatings.

Sandra, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (01.03.2022)


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WELCOME Diana
Diana just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with functional coatings based on nanomaterials with hydrophobic properties.

Diana, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (16.02.2022)


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Fireworks are pure chemistry! We welcome the year 2022, wishing our team and colleagues a happy year, with great health and lots of chemistry!!


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NANOCHEMISTRY DAY 2021!!!
Today we had the Annual Nanochemistry Day! Our researchers presented their recent results to the external judges: Prof Carlos Rodrigues, from the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC) and Salome Soares, from the Faculty of Engineering of U.Porto (FEUP)!
Congratulations to the winners of the best presentations: Viviana by the jury vote and Clara, the choice of the audience!     (07.12.2021)


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NANOCHEMISTRY CHRISTMAS DINNER!!!
This year we were able to have the Nanochemistry Christmas Dinner! Following the tradition, we had a very pleasent dinner at Taberna do Migaitas.    (03.12.2021)



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WELCOME Isabel
Isabel just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with functional coatings based on nanomaterials with infrared reflective properties.

Isabel, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (02.12.2021)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Laura from Nanochemistry Research Group, Vanesa, our former postdoc, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Covalent organic framework as adsorbent for ultrasound-assisted dispersive (micro)solid phase extraction of polycyclic synthetic fragrances from seawater followed by fluorescent determination" has just been published in Analytica Chimica Acta!!!

You can check the paper here!     (15.11.2021)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Bruna (our alumni), Laura, and Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Large-scale aqueous synthesis of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 nanoparticles for photocatalytic degradation of ciprofloxacin" has just been published in Dalton Transactions!!!

You can check the paper here!     (04.11.2021)


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WELCOME Diógenes!!!
Diógenes just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with synthesis of inorganic for adsorption and catalysis application.

Diógenes, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (01.10.2021)


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2021 EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS' NIGHT
The European Researchers' Night 2021 took place on September 24th. It was a public event, at which researchers from all over Europe presented their work and its impact on the daily lives of citizens. The Nanochemistry Group participated in Braga - Portugal - as an exhibitor at "Biofouling and Hydrophobic Coatings" and as a speaker at the workshop "Energy from the Sun and H2 for our cities".



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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Liliana, Juliana, and Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "New Opportunity for Carbon-Supported Ni-based Electrocatalysts: Gas-phase CO2 Methanation" has just been published in ChemCatChem!!!

You can check the paper here!     (16.09.2021)


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NEW BOOK CHAPTER!!!
Congratulations to Jenni and Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent book chapter entitled: "Electrocatalysis using nanomaterials" has just been published in Frontiers of Nanoscience!!!

You can check the chapter here!     (13.09.2021)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Compositional Fluctuations Mediated by Excess Tellurium in Bismuth Antimony Telluride Nanocomposites Yield High Thermoelectric Performance" has just been published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C!!!

You can check the paper here!     (13.09.2021)


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WELCOME Pablo!!!
Pablo just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work on the development of COFs composites for adsorption and degradation of organic pollutants in water.

Pablo, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (13.09.2021)


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WELCOME Riccardo!!!
Riccardo just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work on the development of an efficient catalytic reactor for environmental applications.

Riccardo, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (16.08.2021)


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WELCOME Clara!!!
Clara just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work on the development of nanomaterial-based additives to improve the functional properties of coatings.

Clara, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (16.07.2021)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Jenni and Laura, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Boronic-acid-derived covalent organic frameworks: from synthesis to applications" has just been published in New Journal of Chemistry!!!

You can check the paper here!     (13.08.2021)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Aida and Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Photocatalytic-Fenton Process under Simulated Solar Radiation Promoted by a Suitable Catalyst Selection" has just been published in Catalysts!!!

You can check the paper here!     (24.07.2021)




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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Soraia and Laura, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Acute ecotoxicity assessment of a covalent organic framework" has just been published in Environmental Science: Nano!!!

You can check the paper here!     (04.05.2021)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Bruna and Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, our alumnus Bryan, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Large-Scale Synthesis of Semiconducting Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Nanoparticles for Screen Printing Application" has just been published in Nanomaterials!!!

You can check the paper here!     (28.04.2021)




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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Bruna and Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Eco-friendly and cost-efficient inks for screen-printed fabrication of copper indium gallium diselenide photoabsorber thin films" has just been published in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science!!!

You can check the paper here!     (16.04.2021)




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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Soraia and Laura, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Study on the efficiency of a covalent organic framework as adsorbent for the screening of pharmaceuticals in estuary waters" has just been published in Chemosphere!!!

You can check the paper here!     (30.03.2021)




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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Soraia and Laura, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Selection of Covalent Organic Framework Pore Functionalities for Differential Adsorption of Microcystin Toxin Analogues" has just been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!!!

You can check the paper here!     (25.03.2021)




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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Nadia and Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, our alumnis Sara, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Silane-based coating charged with TiO2 NPs for dental implant applications" has just been published in Surface and Coatings Technology!!!

You can check the paper here!     (12.03.2021)




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WELCOME Natalia!!!
Natalia just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work in synthesis and applications of sustainable coatings.

Natalia, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (16.02.2021)


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NEW PAPER!!!
Congratulations to Laura and Yury, from Nanochemistry Research Group, and their co-workers! Their recent article entitled: "Sustainable Catalysts for Water Electrolysis: Selected Strategies for Reduction and Replacement of Platinum-Group Metals" has just been published in Materials Today Sustainability!!!

You can check the paper here!     (29.01.2021)




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WELCOME Krystal!!!
Krystal just joined the Nanochemistry Research Group at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to work with Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs).

Krystal, we wish you a nice stay in our group, at INL, in the beautiful city of Braga, Portugal! All the best!    (07.01.2021)


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