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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

January 2016 — Congratulations to Jonathan on winning a Lilly prize for his PRS transfer of status.

January 2016 — Welcome to new group members Andreas and Petr (Petr is visiting from the Hunter group, Cambridge).

December 2015 — Goodbye and good luck to René.

November 2015 — Welcome to new group members Huawei and Przemek.

September 2015 — The Russian Doll paper is highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News on 30th September 2015 "Porphyrins run rings around each other"

Recent Publications

Time resolved structural dynamics of butadiyne-linked porphyrin dimers
F. V. A. Camargo, C. R. Hall, H. L. Anderson, S. R. Meech, I. A. Heisler
Struct. Dyn. 2016, 3, 023608.
Polyyne Rotaxanes: Stabilization by Encapsulation
L. D. Movsisyan, M. Franz, F. Hampel, A. L. Thompson, R. R. Tykwinski, H. L. Anderson
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, ASAP.
Excitation wavelength-dependent EPR study on the influence of the conformation of multiporphyrin arrays on triplet state delocalization
C. E. Tait, P. Neuhaus, M. D. Peeks, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, ASAP.
Breaking the Symmetry in Molecular Nanorings
J. Q. Gong, L. Favereau, H. L. Anderson, L. M. Herz
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 332-338.
Experimental and Computational Evaluation of the Barrier to Torsional Rotation in a Butadiyne-Linked Porphyrin Dimer
M. D. Peeks, P. Neuhaus, H. L. Anderson
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, ASAP.
Six-Coordinate Zinc Porphyrins for Template-Directed Synthesis of Spiro-Fused Nanorings
L. Favereau, A. Cnossen, J. B. Kelber, J. Q. Gong, R. M. Oetterli, J. Cremers, L. M. Herz, H. L. Anderson
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14256-14259.

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