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Supramolecular Assemblies Controlled by Cucurbit[n]uril Size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10) (2020)
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Xu, W., Deng, X., Xiao, X., Bian, B., Chen, Q., Dalgarno, S., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular Assemblies Controlled by Cucurbit[n]uril Size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nj00087f

A benzyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salt (G) with multiple active sites including benzyl, pyridinium and pyrrole groups has been synthesized. The interaction between G and a series of cucurbit[n]urils (TMeQ[6], Q[7], Q[8], Q[10]), has been s... Read More about Supramolecular Assemblies Controlled by Cucurbit[n]uril Size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10).

Use of Titanium Complexes Bearing Diphenolate or Calix[n]arene Ligands in α-Olefin Polymerization and the ROP of Cyclic Esters (2020)
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Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Use of Titanium Complexes Bearing Diphenolate or Calix[n]arene Ligands in α-Olefin Polymerization and the ROP of Cyclic Esters. Catalysts open access journal, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10020210

In this review, we discuss the use of titanium complexes bearing either bridged diphenolate or calix[n]arene (n = 4, 6, 8) ligation, in the formation of plastics from α-olefins or via the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters. The synthe... Read More about Use of Titanium Complexes Bearing Diphenolate or Calix[n]arene Ligands in α-Olefin Polymerization and the ROP of Cyclic Esters.

Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties (2020)
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Zhang, H., Zhu, Z. Q., Zhou, F., Redshaw, C., Chen, K., & Xu, J. (2020). Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties. Journal of molecular structure, 1207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.127818

The solvothermal synthesis of three new 2D MOFs is reported. From the reaction of 3,5-di(1H-imidazol- 1-yl)pyridine (dip) and the metal salts Co(NO3)2$6H2O, Cd(NO3)2$4H2O or Zn(NO3)2$4H2O, the three MOFs [Co(dip)2(SCN)2] (1), {[Cd(dip)2(H2O)2]$(NO3... Read More about Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties.

Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2020)
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Sun, Z., Zhao, Y., Santoro, O., Elsegood, M. R. J., Bedwell, E., Zahra, K., …Redshaw, C. (in press). Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Catalysis science & technology, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cy02571e

The known dichloride complexes [TiCl2L(O)2(OR)2] (type I: R = Me (1), n-Pr (2) and n-pentyl (3); L(OH)2(OR)2 = 1,3-dialkyloxy-p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene), together with the new complexes {[TiL(O)3(OR)]2(mu-Cl)2}∙6MeCN (R = n-decyl (4∙6MeCN), and [Ti(N... Read More about Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies (2020)
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Alshamrani, A. F., Prior, T. J., Burke, B. P., Roberts, D. P., Archibald, S. J., Higham, L. J., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies. Inorganic chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03239

Reaction of [ReOCl3(PPh3)2] or [ReO2I(PPh3)2] with 2,2′-diphenylglycine (dpgH2) in refluxing ethanol afforded the air-stable complex [ReO(dpgH)(dpg)(PPh3)] (1). Treatment of [ReO(OEt)I2(PPh3)2] with 1,2,3-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) afforded the... Read More about Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies.

Using Supercritical CO2 in the Preparation of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Investigating Effects on Crystallisation (2019)
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Doan, H. V., Cheng, F., Dyirakumunda, T., Elsegood, M., Chin, J., Rowe, O., …Ting, V. P. (in press). Using Supercritical CO2 in the Preparation of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Investigating Effects on Crystallisation. Crystals, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst10010017

In this report, we explore the use of supercritical CO2 (scCO2) in the synthesis of well-known metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) including Zn-MOF-74 and UiO-66, as well as on the preparation of [Cu24(OH-mBDC)24]n metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs) and two... Read More about Using Supercritical CO2 in the Preparation of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Investigating Effects on Crystallisation.

Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2019)
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Lin, X., Zhao, Y., Qiao, S., Sun, Z., Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (in press). Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9dt04332b

A series of organoaluminium imino-amido complexes of the type {[ArNC(Me2)C(Me)=NAr]AlMe2} (Ar = 2,6-iPr2C6H3 (1), Ar = 2,6-Et2C6H3 (2); Ar = 2,6-Me2C6H3 (3) have been prepared via reaction of AlR3 and the respective alpha-diimine. Similar reaction of... Read More about Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish (2019)
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Fang, J., Zhao, J., Liao, X., Zeng, X., Chen, K., Wei, X., …Jin, Z. (2019). Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish. Inorganic chemistry, 58(21), 14720-14727. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02364

Although alkaline earth metal cations play an important role in our daily life, little attention has been paid to the field of fast quantitative analysis of their content due to a lack of satisfactory precision and a fast and convenient means of dete... Read More about Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish.

Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7) (2019)
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Xiao, Z., Zhou, Y., Xu, W., Prior, T. J., Bian, B., Redshaw, C., …Xiao, X. (2019). Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 43(37), 14938-14943. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9nj03254a

The interaction between the cucuribit[n]urils (Q[n]), where n = 6 or 7, and the guest N,N/-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine (G) has been studied in aqueous solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy, electronic absorption spectroscopy and Is... Read More about Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7).

Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle (2019)
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Wang, K., Prior, T. J., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 55(75), 11279-11282. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cc04494a

Homo-dinuclear Co and Zn complexes derived from the macrocycle LH2, {[2-(OH)-5-(R)-C6H2-1,3-(CH)2][CH2CH2(2-C6H4N)2]}2 (R = Me, tBu), revealed near inactivity for the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of the cyclic esters δ-valerolactone (δ-VL) and ϵ... Read More about Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle.

Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates (2019)
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Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Nigam, S., Brookfield, A., McInnes, E. J., Prior, T. J., Archibald, S. J., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates. Polyhedron, 171, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.06.051

The interaction of [VO(acac)2] with 2,6-bis(hydroxymethyl)-4-methylphenol (L1H3) or 6,6/-methylenebis(4-tert-butyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)phenol) (L2H4) in refluxing toluene afforded, following work-up in ethanol, the complexes [VOL1]2 (1) and {[VO(acac)(H... Read More about Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates.

A hemicyanine and cucurbit[n]uril inclusion complex: competitive guest binding of cucurbit[7]uril and cucurbit[8]uril (2019)
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Xu, W., Kan, J., Redshaw, C., Bian, B., Fan, Y., Tao, Z., & Xiao, X. (2019). A hemicyanine and cucurbit[n]uril inclusion complex: competitive guest binding of cucurbit[7]uril and cucurbit[8]uril. Supramolecular chemistry, 31(7), 457-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/10610278.2019.1624748

The interaction between the hemicyanine indole derivative H and the cucubit[n]urils Q[7] and Q[8] has been studied using 1H NMR and UV spectroscopy as well as by fluorescence experiments. Competitive studies on the inclusion of H by Q[7] and Q[8] hav... Read More about A hemicyanine and cucurbit[n]uril inclusion complex: competitive guest binding of cucurbit[7]uril and cucurbit[8]uril.

An efficient ICT-based ratio/colorimetric tripodal azobenzene probe for the recognition/discrimination of F−, AcO− and H2PO4− anions (2019)
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Liao, X., Fang, J., Zhao, J., Ruan, Q., Zeng, X., Luo, Q., & Redshaw, C. (2019). An efficient ICT-based ratio/colorimetric tripodal azobenzene probe for the recognition/discrimination of F−, AcO− and H2PO4− anions. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 221, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2019.117174

The tripodal probe L was readily prepared via introducing rhodamine and azobenzene groups in a two-step procedure. Studies of the recognition properties indicated that probe L exhibited high sensitivity and selectivity towards F−, AcO− and H2PO4− thr... Read More about An efficient ICT-based ratio/colorimetric tripodal azobenzene probe for the recognition/discrimination of F−, AcO− and H2PO4− anions.

Alkyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts encapsulated in the cavity of cucurbit[10]uril (2019)
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Xu, W., Liu, M., Escaño, M. C., Redshaw, C., Bian, B., Fan, Y., …Xiao, X. (in press). Alkyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts encapsulated in the cavity of cucurbit[10]uril. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9nj01089k

The interaction between cucuribit[10]uril (Q[10]) and a series of 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts bearing aliphatic substituents at the pyridinium nitrogen, namely 4-(C4H8N)C5H5NRBr, where R = Et (g1), n-butyl (g2), n-pentyl (g3), n-hexyl (g4), n-octyl... Read More about Alkyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts encapsulated in the cavity of cucurbit[10]uril.

Synthesis, structures and Lewis‐Acid‐Induced isomerization of 8‐Methoxy[2.2]metaparacyclophanes and a DFT study (2019)
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Islam, M. M., Feng, X., Rahman, S., Georghiou, P. E., Matsumoto, T., Tanaka, J., …Yamato, T. (2019). Synthesis, structures and Lewis‐Acid‐Induced isomerization of 8‐Methoxy[2.2]metaparacyclophanes and a DFT study. ChemistrySelect, 4(13), 3630-3635. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201900190

Methyl substituted 8‐methoxy[2.2]MPCPs 8 a–b were obtained via thiacyclophane and its oxidized products. Lewis acid‐catalyzed (AlCl3‐MeNO2) reactions of 5‐tert‐butyl‐8‐methoxy‐12,13,15,16‐tetramethyl[2.2]MPCP 8 b under various conditions led to trans... Read More about Synthesis, structures and Lewis‐Acid‐Induced isomerization of 8‐Methoxy[2.2]metaparacyclophanes and a DFT study.

Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens and their applications (2019)
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Islam, M. M., Hu, Z., Wang, Q., Redshaw, C., & Feng, X. (2019). Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens and their applications. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9qm00090a

"Unity is force"-Aesop. It is a common phenomenon that traditional chromophores exhibit high fluorescence in dilute solution yet luminescence is quenched at high concentrations or in the aggregate state, ie “aggregation-caused quenching” (ACQ). Tang... Read More about Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens and their applications.

Cyclotrimerization of alkynes catalyzed by a self-supported cyclic tri-nuclear nickel(0) complex with α-diimine ligands (2019)
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Shen, L., Zhao, Y., Luo, Q., Li, Q., Liu, B., Redshaw, C., …Yang, X. (2019). Cyclotrimerization of alkynes catalyzed by a self-supported cyclic tri-nuclear nickel(0) complex with α-diimine ligands. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 48(14), 4643-4649. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9dt00819e

A cyclic tri-nuclear α-diimine nickel(0) complex [{Ni(μ-LMe-2,4)}3] (2) was synthesized from a “pre-organized”, trimerized trigonal LNiBr2-type precursor [Ni3(μ2-Br)3(μ3-Br)2(LMe-2,4)3]·Br (1; LMe-2,4 = [(2,4-Me2C6H3)NC(Me)]2). In complex 2, the α-di... Read More about Cyclotrimerization of alkynes catalyzed by a self-supported cyclic tri-nuclear nickel(0) complex with α-diimine ligands.

Pyrene-based blue emitters with aggregation-induced emission features for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes (2019)
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Feng, X., Xu, Z., Hu, Z., Qi, C., Luo, D., Zhao, X., …Tang, B. Z. (2019). Pyrene-based blue emitters with aggregation-induced emission features for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes. Journal of materials chemistry. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. C, Materials for optical and electronic devices /, doi:10.1039/c8tc05547e

Pyrene is a representative aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) chromophore. Herein, by introducing tetraphenylethylene or triphenylethylene with a typical aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristic at its 2,7-positions, we have succeeded in con... Read More about Pyrene-based blue emitters with aggregation-induced emission features for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes.

Mono-oxo molybdenum(VI) and tungsten(VI) complexes bearing chelating aryloxides: synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2018)
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Sun, Z., Zhao, Y., Prior, T. J., Elsegood, M. R., Wang, K., Xing, T., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Mono-oxo molybdenum(VI) and tungsten(VI) complexes bearing chelating aryloxides: synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 48(4), 1454-1466. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8dt04566f

The mono-oxo aryloxide complexes [M(O)(L1)2] (M = Mo (1·hexane), W(2·2MeCN)) have been prepared from [Mo(O)(Cl)4] or [W(O)(Ot-Bu)4] and two equivalents of the di-phenol 2,2/-ethylidenebis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenol) L1H2, respectively. Use of in-situ ge... Read More about Mono-oxo molybdenum(VI) and tungsten(VI) complexes bearing chelating aryloxides: synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Supramolecular drug inclusion complex constructed from cucurbit[7]uril and the hepatitis B drug Adefovir (2018)
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Feng, H., Kan, J., Redshaw, C., Bian, B., Tao, Z., & Xiao, X. (2019). Supramolecular drug inclusion complex constructed from cucurbit[7]uril and the hepatitis B drug Adefovir. Supramolecular chemistry, 31(4), 260-267. https://doi.org/10.1080/10610278.2018.1562193

The interaction between cucuribit[7]uril (Q[7]) and Adefovir (ADV) has been studied in aqueous solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy, electronic absorption spectroscopy, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and mass spectrometry. The results revealed that an i... Read More about Supramolecular drug inclusion complex constructed from cucurbit[7]uril and the hepatitis B drug Adefovir.