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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

Congratulations to Karolina: on winning a prize for her talk at the 2014 Organic Chemistry DPhil Symposium (Oxford)

Welcome to new members of the group: Jonathan Cremers, Ludovic Favereau, Renee Haver, Daniel Kohn, Fiona Porter and Pablo Rivera-Fuentes, and goodbye to summer students Dominik Lungerich and Hiroshi Masai.

Congratulations to Levon on submitting his DPhil thesis, entitled "Polyyne Rotaxanes".

Congratulations to Sabine (CRT/HLA groups): on winning a poster prize at the 2014 EF-EPR conference in Marseilles

Congratulations to Karolina: on winning the Chemical Science Poster Prize at the conference "Challenges in Organic Chemistry", ISACS2014, in Shanghai

Recent Publications

Ultrafast delocalization of excitation in synthetic light-harvesting nanorings
C-K. Yong, P. Parkinson, D. V. Kondratuk, W-H. Chen, A. Stannard, A. Summerfield, J. K. Sprafke, M. C. O'Sullivan, P. H. Beton, H. L. Anderson, L. M. Herz
Chem. Sci. 2015, ASAP.
Vernier-Templated Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Supramolecular Chemistry of a 12-Porphyrin Nanoring
D. V. Kondratuk, J. K. Sprafke, M. C. O'Sullivan, L. M. A. Perdigã, A. Saywell, M. Malfois, J. N. O'Shea, P. H. Beton, A. L. Thompson, H. L. Anderson
Chem. - Eur. J. 2014, 20, 12826.
Two-Photon Absorption in Butadiyne-Linked Porphyrin Dimers: Torsional and Substituent Effects
J. D. Wilkinson, G. Wicks, A. Nowak-Król, Ł. Łukasiewicz, C. Wilson, M. Drobijev, A. Rebane, D. T. Gryko, H. L. Anderson
J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 6802.
Photo-induced fluorescence quenching in conjugated polymers dispersed in solid matrices at low concentration
D. Sahoo, Y. Tian, G. Sforazzini, H. L. Anderson, I. G. Scheblykin
J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 6601.
Cyclodextrin-Templated Porphyrin Nanorings
P. Liu, P. Neuhaus, D. V. Kondratuk, T. S. Balaban, H. L. Anderson
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 7770-7773.
Ultrafast Energy Transfer in Biomimetic Multistrand Nanorings
P. Parkinson, C. E. I. Knappke, N. Kamonsutthipaijit, K. Sirithip, J. D. Matichak, H. L. Anderson, L. M. Herz
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 8217-8220.

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