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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

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.

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.

April 2015 — We say goodbye to Arjen, who is leaving the group.

Feb 2015 — Welcome back to Wilf, rejoining the group for a research project rotation.

Jan 2015 — Congratulations to Martin on winning a Lilly Prize for PRS transfer.

Recent Publications

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, ASAP.
A Molecular Nanotube with Three-Dimensional π-Conjugation
P. Neuhaus, A. Cnossen, J. Q. Gong, L. M. Herz, H. L. Anderson
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, ASAP.
Triplet State Delocalization in a Conjugated Porphyrin Dimer Probed by Transient Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Techniques
C. E. Tait, P. Neuhaus, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, ASAP.
Cumulene Rotaxanes: Stabilization and Study of [9]Cumulenes
M. Franz, J. A. Januszewski, D. Wendinger, C. Neiss, L. D. Movsisyan, F. Hampel, H. L. Anderson, A. Görling, R. R. Tykwinski
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, ASAP.
Structure-Directed Exciton Dynamics in Templated Molecular Nanorings
J. Q. Gong, P. Parkinson, D. V. Kondratuk, G. Gil-Ramírez, H. L. Anderson, L. M. Herz
J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, ASAP.
Dual mode quantitative imaging of microscopic viscosity using a conjugated porphyrin dimer
A. Vysniauskas, M. Balaz, H. L. Anderson, M. Konstantinovna Kuimova
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, ASAP.
Thiophene-Based Dyes for Probing Membranes
I. López-Duarte, P. Chairatana, Y. Wu, J. Pérez-Moreno, P. M. Bennett, J. Reeve, I. Boczarow, W. Kaluza, N. A. Hosny, S. D. Stranks, R. Nicholas, K. Clays, M. Konstantinovna Kuimova, H. L. Anderson
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, ASAP.
Supramolecular nesting of cyclic polymers
D. V. Kondratuk, L. M. A. Perdigão, A. M. S. Esmail, J. N. O'Shea, P. H. Beton, H. L. Anderson
Nat. Chem. 2015, ASAP.
Caterpillar Track Complexes in Template-Directed Synthesis and Correlated Molecular Motion
S. Liu, D. V. Kondratuk, S. A. L. Rousseaux, G. Gil-Ramírez, M. C. O'Sullivan, J. Cremers, T. D. W. Claridge, H. L. Anderson
Angew. Chem. 2015, ASAP.

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