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Response to CatLady78 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 23, 2020, 10:49 PM

6. I'm not sure these sordid cases will show up in "Retraction Watch."

Retraction of “Synthesis of Optically Active ZnS–Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide via a Single Source Diethyldithiocarbamate Precursor”

The authors retract this Article (DOI: 10.1021/ie301553g) following the voluntary admission of Michael J. Casciato that this Article contained data that he had fabricated.

The scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) data in this paper were legitimate; however, the histogram data for particle size were falsified. The XRD results and Table 1 contain data that were falsified and fabricated, and the falsified XRD data were used in the particle size calculation described in the text. The UV/vis and photoluminescence data were fabricated, along with data derived from these figures. As such, the Article is being retracted.

The original Article was published on August 14, 2012 and retracted on August 7, 2020.


Retraction of “Initial Experimental Design Methodology Incorporating Expert Conjecture, Prior Data, and Engineering Models for Deposition of Iridium Nanoparticles in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide”

The authors retract this Article (DOI: 10.1021/ie400996g) following the voluntary admission of Michael J. Casciato that this article contained data that he had fabricated.

Synthesis experiments were conducted and some of the nanoparticle size data were estimated based on photos of nanoparticles on the substrates. Other nanoparticle size data were falsified or fabricated. The modeling approaches, algorithms, and model outputs described are valid and were implemented, but they were applied to these data that were improperly manipulated. The data related to expert opinion were collected and are legitimate. However, based on the falsified and fabricated portion of the work, the article is being retracted.

The original Article was published on June 19, 2013 and retracted on August 7, 2020.


Some years back, I had a pretty intense interest in supercritical carbon dioxide, particularly during the 2008 acetonitrile shortage.

I've recently thought about it in connection with the Allam cycle.

I can't say I was familiar with these papers though.

Pretty nasty stuff. It appears that Casciato now works for an oil company, Shell.

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