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Welcome to the Anderson group website!

Our research is in the areas of molecular materials synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition, polymers and dyes. We are based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford.

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.

For more of an idea of what we do, take a look at our publications. If you would like to come and work with us, have a read of our vacancies page.

Recent Publications

Polyyne formation via skeletal rearrangement induced by atomic manipulation

Niko Pavliček, P. Gawel, D. R. Kohn, Z. Majzik, Y. Xiong, G. Meyer, H. L. Anderson and L. Gross

Nat. Chem. 2018, 1755-4349.

Distance Measurement of a Noncovalently Bound Y@C82 Pair with Double Electron Electron Resonance Spectroscopy

G. Gil-Ramírez, A. Shah, H. El Mkami, K. Porfyrakis, G. A. D. Briggs, J. J. L. Morton, H. L. Anderson, J. E. Lovett

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 7420-7424.

Porphyrin Dyes for Nonlinear Optical Imaging of Live Cells

A. Khadria, J. Fleischhauer, I. Boczarow, J. D. Wilkinson, M. M. Kohl, H. L. Anderson

iScience 2018, 153-163.

Shadow Mask Templates for Site-Selective Metal Exchange in Magnesium Porphyrin Nanorings

P. S. Bols, H. L. Anderson

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, ASAP.

Push-Pull Quinoidal Porphyrins

M. J. Smith, I. M. Blake, W. Clegg, H. L. Anderson

Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018, ASAP.

Template-Directed Synthesis of a Conjugated Zinc Porphyrin Nanoball

J. Cremers, R. Haver, M. Rickhaus, J. Q. Gong, L. Favereau, M. D. Peeks, T. D. W. Claridge, L. M. Herz, H. L. Anderson

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, ASAP.

Spironaphthoxazine switchable dyes for biological imaging

Y. Xiong, A. Vargas Jentzsch, J. Osterrieth, E. Sezgin, I. V. Sazanovich, K. Reglinski, S. Galiani, A. W. Parker, C. Eggeling, H. L. Anderson

Chem. Sci. 2018, ASAP.

Synthesis of Polyynes Using Dicobalt Masking Groups

D. R. Kohn, P. Gawel, Y. Xiong, K. E. Christensen, H. L. Anderson

J. Org. Chem. 2018, ASAP.

Detecting Mechanochemical Atropisomerization within an STM Break Junction

E. Leary, C. Roche, H. Jiang, I. Grace, M. T. González, G. Rubio-Bollinger, C. Romero-Muñiz, Y. Xiong, Q. Al-Galiby, M. Noori, M. A. Lebedeva, K. Porfyrakis, N. Agrait, A. Hodgson, S. J. Higgins, C. J. Lambert, H. L. Anderson, R. J. Nichols

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, ASAP.