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Our Group does research in the areas of molecular materials synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition, polymers and dyes. Many of our projects are centred around the synthesis and subsequent physical investigation of porphyrins, rotaxanes and conjugated polymers. All work is directed towards the design and creation of new molecular materials with useful optical, electronic or biomedical properties. We believe that a better understanding of the relationship between molecular structure, molecular function and macroscopic properties will give us the ability to build functional materials on the molecular scale.

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Recent News

May 2015 —A recent paper on 3D π conjugation in a porphyrin nanotube is designated VIP (Very Important Paper) by Angewandte Chemie.

April 2015 —We say goodbye to Arjen, who is leaving the group.

Feb 2015 —Welcome back to Wilf, rejoining the group for a research project rotation.

Jan 2015 —Congratulations to Martin on winning a Lilly Prize for PRS transfer.

Dec 2014 —Goodbye and good luck to Dima and Igor, who have now left the group.

Dec 2014 —Congratulations to Igor on passing his DPhil viva.

Dec 2014 —Congratulations to René on winning a prize for his flash talk at MASC2014.

Dec 2014 —We are excited to make some DPhil and Part II theses available online. Part II theses are only accessible to visitors in Oxford.

Nov 2014 —Congratulations to Igor on submitting his DPhil thesis

Recent Publications

A Molecular Nanotube with Three-Dimensional π-Conjugation
P. Neuhaus, A. Cnossen, J. Q. Gong, L. M. Herz, H. L. Anderson
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, ASAP.
Triplet State Delocalization in a Conjugated Porphyrin Dimer Probed by Transient Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Techniques
C. E. Tait, P. Neuhaus, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, ASAP.
Cumulene Rotaxanes: Stabilization and Study of [9]Cumulenes
M. Franz, J. A. Januszewski, D. Wendinger, C. Neiss, L. D. Movsisyan, F. Hampel, H. L. Anderson, A. Görling, R. R. Tykwinski
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, ASAP.
Structure-Directed Exciton Dynamics in Templated Molecular Nanorings
J. Q. Gong, P. Parkinson, D. V. Kondratuk, G. Gil-Ramírez, H. L. Anderson, L. M. Herz
J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, ASAP.
Dual mode quantitative imaging of microscopic viscosity using a conjugated porphyrin dimer
A. Vysniauskas, M. Balaz, H. L. Anderson, M. Konstantinovna Kuimova
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, ASAP.
Thiophene-Based Dyes for Probing Membranes
I. López-Duarte, P. Chairatana, Y. Wu, J. Pérez-Moreno, P. M. Bennett, J. Reeve, I. Boczarow, W. Kaluza, N. A. Hosny, S. D. Stranks, R. Nicholas, K. Clays, M. Konstantinovna Kuimova, H. L. Anderson
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, ASAP.
Supramolecular nesting of cyclic polymers
D. V. Kondratuk, L. M. A. Perdigão, A. M. S. Esmail, J. N. O'Shea, P. H. Beton, H. L. Anderson
Nat. Chem. 2015, ASAP.
Caterpillar Track Complexes in Template-Directed Synthesis and Correlated Molecular Motion
S. Liu, D. V. Kondratuk, S. A. L. Rousseaux, G. Gil-Ramírez, M. C. O'Sullivan, J. Cremers, T. D. W. Claridge, H. L. Anderson
Angew. Chem. 2015, ASAP.
Model dyads for 2PA uncaging of a protecting group via photoinduced electron transfer
A. I. Ciucui, K. A. Korzycka, W. J. M. Lewis, P. M. Bennett, H. L. Anderson, L. Flamigni
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, ASAP.
Luminescent Properties of a Water-Soluble Conjugated Polymer Incorporating Graphene-Oxide Quantum Dots
P. Li, F. Di Stasio, G. Eda, O. Fenwick, S. O. McDonnell, H. L. Anderson, M. Chhowalla, F. Cacialli
ChemPhysChem 2015, ASAP.
Two-photon sensitive protecting groups operating via intramolecular electron transfer: uncaging of GABA and tryptophan
K. A. Korzycka, P. M. Bennett, E. J. Cueto-Diaz, G. Wicks, M. Drobizhev, M. Blanchard-Desce, A. Rebane, H. L. Anderson
Chem. Sci. 2015, ASAP.

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