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A warm welcome to Jeff Van Raden, joining us as a Post Doc. (October 2019)

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Welcome to Sili Qiu, starting his DPhil in our group. (October 2019)

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A warm welcome to Isaac and Tom, joining the group for their Part II projects. (October 2019)

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Goodbye to Przemek, leaving us to join Cambridge Display Technology as a senior scientist. (September 2019)

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Goodbye to Stuart, leaving to start his PhD in the Burton group. (September 2019)

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Goodbye to summer students Lizzie and Julia, returning to their undergraduate studies. (August 2019)

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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

Time-Resolved Structural Dynamics of Extended π-Electron Porphyrin Nanoring

G. Bressan, M. D. Peeks, H. L. Anderson, S. R. Meech and I. Heisler

J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, ASAP.

Understanding resonant charge transport through weakly coupled single-molecule junctions

J. O. Thomas, B. Limburg, J. K. Sowa, K. Willick, J. Baugh, G. A. D. Briggs, E. M. Gauger, H. L. Anderson, J. A. Mol

Nat. Commun. 2019, ASAP.

Spin Delocalization in the Radical Cations of Porphyrin Molecular Wires: A New Perspective on EPR Approaches

G. Moise, L. Tejerina, M. Rickhaus, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 5708-5712.

An sp-hybridized molecular carbon allotrope, cyclo[18]carbon

K. Kaiser, L. M. Scriven, F. Schulz, P. Gawel, L. Gross, H. L. Anderson

Science 2019, 1299-1301.

Global Aromaticity at the Nanoscale

M. Rickhaus, M. Jirasek, L. Tejerina, H. Gotfredsen, M. D. Peeks, R. Haver, H.-W. Jiang, T. D. W. Claridge and H. L. Anderson

ChemRxiv preprint 2019, DOI: 10.26434/chemrxiv.8953565.

Global Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in Porphyrin Nanoring Anions

M. D. Peeks, M. Jirasek, T. D. W. Claridge and H. L. Anderson

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201909032.

Charge-state assignment of nanoscale single-electron transistors from their current–voltage characteristics

B. Limburg, J. O. Thomas, J. K. Sowa, K. Willick, J. Baugh, E. M. Gauger, G. A. D. Briggs, J. A. Mol and H. L. Anderson

Nanoscale 2019, 14820-14827.

Ordering, flexibility and frustration in arrays of porphyrin nanorings

A. Summerfield, M. Baldoni, D. V. Kondratuk, H. L. Anderson, J. P. Garrahan, E. Besley and P. H. Beton

Nat. Commun. 2019, 2932.

Highlighted in Nat. Rev. Phys. 2019, 474.

On-surface synthesis within a porphyrin nanoring template

C. J. Judd, D. V. Kondratuk, H. L. Anderson and A. Saywell

Scientific Reports 2019, 9352.

Cross-conjugation increases the conductance of meta-connected fluorenones

A. Alanazy, E. Leary, T. Kobatake, S. Sangtarash, M. T. González, H.-W. Jiang, G. Rubio Bollinger, N. Agräit, H. Sadeghi, I. Grace, S. J. Higgins, H. L. Anderson, R. J. Nichols and C. J. Lambert

Nanoscale 2019, 13720–13724.

ELDOR-detected NMR beyond hyperfine couplings: a case study with Cu(ii)-porphyrin dimers

N. Wili, S. Richert, B. Limburg, S. J. Clarke, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel and G. Jeschke

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2019, 11676-11688.

Metal Atom Markers for Imaging Epitaxial Molecular Self-Assembly on Graphene by Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

J. K. Lee, I. Bulut, M. Rickhaus, Y. Sheng, X. Li, G. G. D. Han, G. A. D. Briggs, H. L. Anderson and J. H. Warner

ACS Nano 2019, 7252-7260.

Unusual Length Dependence of the Conductance in Cumulene Molecular Wires

W. Xu, E. Leary, S. Hou, S. Sangtarash, M. T. González, G. Rubio-Bollinger, Q. Wu, H. Sadeghi, L. Tejerina, K. E. Christensen, N. Agraït, S. J. Higgins, C. J. Lambert, R. J. Nichols and H. L. Anderson

Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 2019, 8378-8382.