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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 Publications

Synthesis and Photophysics of Coaxial Threaded Molecular Wires: Polyrotaxanes with Triarylamine Jackets
G. Sforazzini, A. Kahnt, M. Wykes, J. K. Sprafke, S. Brovelli, D. Montarnal, F. Meinardi, F. Cacialli, D. Beljonne, B. Albinsson, H. L. Anderson
J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, ASAP.
NMDA spikes enhance action potential generation during sensory input
L. M. Palmer, A. S. Shai, J. E. Reeve, H. L. Anderson, O. Paulsen, M. E. Larkum
Nat. Neurosci. 2014, advance online publication.
Conformational Gating of Charge Separation in Porphyrin Oligomer-Fullerene Systems
M. Gilbert, L. J. Esdaile, M. Hutin, K. Sawada, H. L. Anderson, B. Albinsson
J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 26482-26492.
Fluorescent polystyrene photonic crystals self-assembled with water-soluble conjugated polyrotaxanes
F. Di Stasio, L. Berti, S. O. McDonnell, V. Robbiano, H. L. Anderson, D. Comoretto, F. Cacialli
APL Mater. 2013, 1, 042116.
A Discrete Three-Layer Stack Aggregate of a Linear Porphyrin Tetramer: Solution-Phase Structure Elucidation by NMR and X-ray Scattering
M. Hutin, J. K. Sprafke, B. Odell, H. L. Anderson, T. D. W. Claridge
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12798-12807.
Probing the C60 triplet state coupling to nuclear spins inside and out
V. Filidou, S. Mamone, S. Simmons, S. D. Karlen, H. L. Anderson, C. W. M. Kay, A. Bagno, F. Rastrelli, Y. Murata, K. Komatsu, X. Lei, Y. Li, N. J. Turro, M. H. Levitt, J. J. L. Morton
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2013, 371, 20120475.
Porphyrins for Probing Electrical Potential Across Lipid Bilayer Membranes by Second Harmonic Generation
J. E. Reeve, A. D. Corbett, I. Boczarow, W. Kaluza, W. Barford, H. Bayley, T. Wilson, H. L. Anderson
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9044-9048.

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Mechanical Stiffening of Porphyrin Nanorings through Supramolecular Columnar Stacking
S. A. Svatek, L. M. A. Perdigão, A. Stannard, M. B. Wieland, D. V. Kondratuk, H. L. Anderson, J. N. O'Shea, P. H. Beton
Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 3391-3395.
Amplified Spontaneous Emission in Conjugated Polyrotaxanes Under Quasi-cw Pumping
M. M. Mróz, G. Sforazzini, Y. Zhong, K. S. Wong, H. L. Anderson, G. Lanzani, J. Cabanillas-Gonzalez
Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 4347-4351.
Cyanine-Like Dyes with Large Bond-Length Alternation
K. J. Thorley, J. M. Hales, H. Kim, S. Ohira, J.-L. Brédas, J. W. Perry, H. L. Anderson
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 10370-10377.
Resonance Raman Investigation of β-Cyclodextrin-Encapsulated π-Conjugated Polymers
S. Kasiouli, F. Di Stasio, S. O. McDonnell, C. P. Constantinides, H. L. Anderson, F. Cacialli, S. C. Hayes
J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 5737-5747.
Inhomogeneous Quenching as a Limit of the Correlation Between Fluorescence Polarization and Conformation of Single Molecules
R. Camacho, D. Thomsson, G. Sforazzini, H. L. Anderson, I. G. Scheblykin
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 1053-1058.
Cyclodextrin Insulation Prevents Static Quenching of Conjugated Polymer Fluorescence at the Single Molecule Level
D. Thomsson, R. Camacho, Y. Tian, D. Yadav, G. Sforazzini, H. L. Anderson, I. G. Scheblykin
Small 2013, 9, 2619-2627.
"Push-no-pull" porphyrins for second harmonic generation imaging
I. López-Duarte, J. E. Reeve, J. Pérez-Moreno, I. Boczarow, G. Depotter, J. Fleischhauer, K. Clays, H. L. Anderson
Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 2024-2027.
Excitation polarization provides structural resolution of individual non-blinking nano-objects
D. Thomsson, G. Sforazzini, H. L. Anderson, I. Scheblykin
Nanoscale 2013, 5, 3070-3077.
Synthesis and linear and nonlinear optical properties of low-melting π-extended porphyrins
D. Koszelewski, A. Nowak-Król, M. Drobizhev, C. J. Wilson, J. E. Haley, T. M. Cooper, J. Romiszewski, E. Górecka, H. L. Anderson, A. Rebane, D. T. Gryko
J. Mater. Chem. C 2013, 1, 2044-2053.
Role of amorphous and aggregate phases on field-induced exciton dissociation in a conjugated polymer
M. M. Mróz, L. Lüer, C. Houarner-Rassin, H. L. Anderson, J. Cabanillas-Gonzalez
Phys. Rev. B 2013, 87, 035201.
Effects of the Environment on Charge Transport in Molecular Wires
A. A. Kocherzhenko, K. B. Whaley, G. Sforazzini, H. L. Anderson, M. Wykes, D. Beljonne, F. C. Grozema, L. D. A. Siebbeles
J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 25213-25225.

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