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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

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

September 2015 — All change in the HLA group. Goodbye to Giulia, Levon, Ludovic and Pablo, and welcome to Isabell, Izzy (returning), Jennifer, Johannes and Takayuki.

August 2015 — Welcome to new group member Sabine.

July 2015 — Welcome to new group members Izzy and Ibrahim.

July 2015 — Well done to Dan on winning a poster prize at ISNA-16 (International Symposium on Novel Aromatics).

July 2015 — Congratulations to Dr Karolina on completing her viva exam.

July 2015 — Congratulations to Fiona on completing her Part II viva!

June 2015 — Welcome to new group members Giulia, Jane and Yutaka.

June 2015 — The nanotube paper is featured in C&EN.

May 2015 — Goodbye to Julien, Sophie and Wilf, who have left the group.

May 2015 — A recent paper on 3D π conjugation in a porphyrin nanotube is designated VIP (Very Important Paper) by Angewandte Chemie.

Recent Publications

Self-Assembly of Russian Doll Concentric Porphyrin Nanorings
S. A. L. Rousseaux, J. Q. Gong, R. Haver, B. Odell, T. D. W. Claridge, L. M. Herz, H. L. Anderson
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, ASAP.
     Highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News on 30th September 2015 "Porphyrins run rings around each other".
A Step Toward Efficient Panchromatic Multi-Chromophoric Sensitizers for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
F. M. Jradi, D. O’Neil, X. Kang, J. Wong, P. Szymanski, T. C. Parker, H. L. Anderson, M. A. El-Sayed, and S. R. Marder
Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 6305-6313.
Unravelling the effect of temperature on viscosity-sensitive fluorescent molecular rotors
A. Vyšniauskas, M. Qurashi, N. Gallop, M. Balaz, H. L. Anderson and M. K. Kuimova
Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 5773-5778.
Hopping versus Tunneling Mechanism for Long-Range Electron Transfer in Porphyrin Oligomer Bridged Donor–Acceptor Systems
M. Gilbert Gatty, A. Kahnt, L. J. Esdaile, M. Hutin, H. L. Anderson, B. Albinsson
J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119, 7598-7611.
Synthesis and investigation of donor-porphyrin-acceptor triads with long-lived photo-induced charge-separate states
J. Kelber, N. Panjwani, D. Wu, R. Gómez-Bombarelli, B. Lovett, J. Morton, H. L. Anderson
Chem. Sci. 2015, ASAP.
Graphene-porphyrin single-molecule transistors
J. A. Mol, C. S. Lau, W. J. M. Lewis, H. Sadeghi, C. Roche, A. Cnossen, J. H. Warner, C. J. Lambert, H. L. Anderson, G. A. D. Briggs
Nanoscale 2015, 7, 13181-13185.
Transient EPR reveals triplet state delocalization in a series of cyclic and linear π-conjugated porphyrin oligomers
C. E. Tait, P. Neuhaus, M. D. Peeks, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8284-8293.

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