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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

April 2016 — Welcome to Alex, visiting student from Copenhagen.

March 2016 — Congratulations to Renee for winning an award for the Best Oral Presentation in Macromolecular Chemistry at the Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists, Blankenberge, Belgium.

March 2016 — Congratulations and goodbye to Dr. Pengpeng at the completion of his DPhil

February 2016 — Goodbye to Yutaka and Petr, visiting students who are now returning to their home institutions

February 2016 — A warm welcome to Tom, joining us on an SBM DTC rotation.

January 2016 — Congratulations to Jonathan on winning a Lilly prize for his PRS transfer of status.

Recent Publications

Harnessing NMR relaxation interference effects to characterise supramolecular assemblies
G. Karunanithy, A. Cnossen, H. Müller, M. D. Peeks, N. H. Rees, T. D. W. Claridge, H. L. Anderson, A. J. Baldwin
Chem. Commun. 2016, ASAP.
Time resolved structural dynamics of butadiyne-linked porphyrin dimers
F. V. A. Camargo, C. R. Hall, H. L. Anderson, S. R. Meech, I. A. Heisler
Struct. Dyn. 2016, 3, 023608.
Polyyne Rotaxanes: Stabilization by Encapsulation
L. D. Movsisyan, M. Franz, F. Hampel, A. L. Thompson, R. R. Tykwinski, H. L. Anderson
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, ASAP.
Excitation wavelength-dependent EPR study on the influence of the conformation of multiporphyrin arrays on triplet state delocalization
C. E. Tait, P. Neuhaus, M. D. Peeks, H. L. Anderson, C. R. Timmel
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, ASAP.
Breaking the Symmetry in Molecular Nanorings
J. Q. Gong, L. Favereau, H. L. Anderson, L. M. Herz
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 332-338.
Experimental and Computational Evaluation of the Barrier to Torsional Rotation in a Butadiyne-Linked Porphyrin Dimer
M. D. Peeks, P. Neuhaus, H. L. Anderson
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, ASAP.
Six-Coordinate Zinc Porphyrins for Template-Directed Synthesis of Spiro-Fused Nanorings
L. Favereau, A. Cnossen, J. B. Kelber, J. Q. Gong, R. M. Oetterli, J. Cremers, L. M. Herz, H. L. Anderson
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 14256-14259.

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