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Goodbye and good luck to departing PDRA Ibo. (February 2017)

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Welcome to new visiting PhD student Anne. (January 2017)

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A recent paper from the group, published in in Org. Biomol. Chem., has been designated "hot" by the referees and editors! Congratulations to Anjul, Przemek, Cecile and coauthors. (January 2017)

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Congratulations to Martin on winning a poster prize for his poster at the RSC Organic Poster Symposium, London. (December 2016)

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Congratulations to Yaoyao and Isabell on winning a Lilly prize for his PRS transfer of status. (December 2016)

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Congratulations to Dan for winning a further poster prize, this time at the Pfizer Symposium in Oxford. (October 2016)

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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

Resolving Vibrational from Electronic Coherences in Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy: The Role of the Laser Spectrum

F. V. de A. Camargo, L. Grimmelsmann, H. L. Anderson, S. R. Meech, I. A. Heisler

Phys. Rev. Lett. 2017, ASAP.

Template-directed synthesis of linear porphyrin oligomers: classical, Vernier and mutual Vernier

N. Kamonsutthipaijit, H. L. Anderson

Chem. Sci. 2017, , ASAP.

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Porphyrin–Polyyne [3]- and [5]Rotaxanes

D. R. Kohn, L. D. Movsisyan, A. L. Thompson, H. L. Anderson

Org. Lett. 2017, ASAP.

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Push–pull pyropheophorbides for nonlinear optical imaging

A. Khadria, Y. de Coene, P. Gawel, C. Roche, K. Clays, H. L. Anderson

Org. Biomol. Chem 2017, ASAP.

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Aromatic and antiaromatic ring currents in a molecular nanoring

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

Nature 2017, ASAP.

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The single-molecule electrical conductance of a rotaxane-hexayne supramolecular assembly

D. C. Milan, M. Krempe, A. K. Ismael, L. D. Movsisyan, M. Franz, I. Grace, R. J. Brooke, W. Schwarzacher, S. J. Higgins, H. L. Anderson, C. J. Lambert, R. R. Tykwinski, R. J. Nichols

Nanoscale 2016, ASAP.

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Increased luminescence efficiency by synergistic exploitation of lipo/hydrophilic co-solvency and supramolecular design

G. Tregnago, M. Serri, S. Brovelli, S. O. McDonnell, P. Korniychuk, L. Wang, M. Wykes, D. Beljonne, A. Tracz, H. L. Anderson, F. Cacialli

J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 10893-10902.

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Imaging plasma membrane phase behaviour in live cells using a thiophene-based molecular rotor

M. R. Dent, I. Lopez-Duarte, C. J. Dickson, P. Chairatana, H. L. Anderson, I. R. Gould, D. Wylie, A. Vysniauskas, N. J. Brooks, M. K. Kuimova

Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13269-13272.