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Congratulations and goodbye to Isa for passing her viva and starting as a data scientest at Beamly, London. (July 2019)

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A warm welcome to Lizzie, joining us for a summer project. (July 2019)

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Goodbye to Michel, starting his research group at the University of Zurich. (June 2019)

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A warm welcome to Julia, joining us for a summer project. (May 2019)

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A warm welcome to Kate, joining us on a SBM CDT rotation. (May 2019)

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Welcome to Stuart, joining us on a SBM CDT rotation. (May 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

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.

Tuning the Circumference of Six-Porphyrin Nanorings

R. Haver, L. Tejerina, H. Jiang, M. Rickhaus, M. Jirasek, I. Gruebner, H. J. Eggimann, L. M. Herz and H. L. Anderson

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 7965-7971.

Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in the Excited States of Porphyrin Nanorings

M. D. Peeks, J. Q. Gong, K. McLoughlin, T. Kobatake, R. Haver, L. M. Herz and H. L. Anderson

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 2017-2022.

Atomic Scale Imaging of Reversible Ring Cyclization in Graphene Nanoconstrictions

J. K. Lee, G.-D. Lee, S. Lee, E. Yoon, H. L. Anderson, G. A. D. Briggs, J. H. Warner

ACS Nano 2019, 2379–2388.

Watching Bonds Move in a Large Antiaromatic Ring

M. D. Peeks, H. L. Anderson

Chem 2019, 9-12.

Synthesis and Properties of Porphyrin Nanotubes

R. Haver, H. L. Anderson

Helv. Chim. Acta 2018, e1800211.

Tailored Homo- and Hetero- Lanthanide Porphyrin Dimers: a Synthetic Strategy for Integrating Multiple Spintronic Functionalities into a Single Molecule

L. Bogani, J. Le Roy, J. Cremers, I. A. Thomlinson, M. Slota, W. Myers, P. Horton, S. Coles, H. L. Anderson

Chem. Sci. 2018, 8474-8481 .

Anchor Groups for Graphene-Porphyrin Single-Molecule Transistors

B. Limburg, J. O. Thomas, G. Holloway, H. Sadeghi, S. Sangtarash, I. C. Hou, J. Cremers, A. Narita, K. Müllen, C. J. Lambert, G. A. D. Briggs, J. A. Mol, H. L. Anderson

Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 1803629.