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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

October 2016 — Congratulations to Dan for winning a further poster prize, this time at the Pfizer Symposium in Oxford.

October 2016 — Welcome to new group members William, Michael and Qiu.

September 2016 — Goodbye to Josh and Alexandru.

August 2016 — Congratulations to Renee on winning a flash talk prize at the first Oxford Synthesis Summer Conference.

August 2016 — Welcome to new group members Bart, Josh and Mike.

July 2016 — Congratulations to Dan on winning a Wiley poster prize for his poster at the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Seoul, South Korea.

June 2016 — Welcome to new postdoc James.

June 2016 — Congratulations and goodbye to Nun on the successful completion of her DPhil.

June 2016 — Goodbye to Tom who has finished his CDT rotation project.

June 2016 — Congratulations and goodbye to Izzy and Johannes on the completion of their Part II projects.

Recent Publications

Increased luminescence efficiency by synergistic exploitation of lipo/hydrophilic co-solvency and supramolecular design
G. Tregnago, M. Serri, S. Brovelli, S. O. McDonnell, P. Korniychuk, L. Wang, M. Wykes, D. Beljonne, A. Tracz, H. L. Anderson, F. Cacialli
J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, ASAP.
Imaging plasma membrane phase behaviour in live cells using a thiophene-based molecular rotor
M. R. Dent, I. Lopez-Duarte, C. J. Dickson, P. Chairatana, H. L. Anderson, I. R. Gould, D. Wylie, A. Vysniauskas, N. J. Brooks, M. K. Kuimova
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 13269-13272.
Photogenerated triplet states in supramolecular porphyrin ladder assemblies: an EPR study
S. Richert, M. D. Peeks, C. E. Tait, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 24171-24175.
Exploring template-bound dinuclear copper porphyrin nanorings by EPR spectroscopy
S. Richert, J. Cremers, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel
Chem. Sci. 2016, ASAP.
Nanorings with Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Centers: Forcing Copper Porphyrins to Bind Axial Ligands in Heterometallated Oligomers
J. Cremers, S. Richert, D. Kondratuk, T. D. W. Claridge, C. Timmel, H. L. Anderson
Chem. Sci. 2016, ASAP.
Photoswitchable Spiropyran Dyads for Biological Imaging
Y. Xiong, P. Rivera-Fuentes, E. Sezgin, A. Vargas Jentzsch, C. Eggeling, H. L. Anderson
Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 3666-3669.
Organisation and ordering of 1D porphyrin polymers synthesised by on-surface Glaser coupling
A. Saywell, A. S. Browning, P. Rahe, H. L. Anderson, P. H. Beton
Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 10342-10345.

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