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A Simple Turn-off Schiff Base Fluorescent Sensor for Copper (II) Ion and Its Application in Water Analysis (2021)
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Zhang, X., Shen, L., Zhang, Q., Yang, X., Huang, Y., Redshaw, C., & Xu, H. (2021). A Simple Turn-off Schiff Base Fluorescent Sensor for Copper (II) Ion and Its Application in Water Analysis. Molecules, 26(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051233

An aniline-functionalized naphthalene dialdehyde Schiff base fluorescent probe L with aggregation-induced enhanced emission (AIEE) characteristics was synthesized via a simple one-step condensation reaction and exhibited excellent sensitivity and sel... Read More about A Simple Turn-off Schiff Base Fluorescent Sensor for Copper (II) Ion and Its Application in Water Analysis.

Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications (2021)
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Yang, D., Liu, M., Xiao, X., Tao, Z., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications. Coordination chemistry reviews, 434, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2020.213733

In recent years, cucurbit[n]urils (CB[n] or Q[n]s) have attracted considerable attention on account of their unique structural and host–guest binding properties. In this review, we provide an overview of their self-assembly into polymeric species via... Read More about Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications.

Manipulating Surface Termination of Perovskite Manganate for Oxygen Activation (2021)
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Wang, X., Li, X., Chu, X., Cao, R., Qian, J., Cong, Y., …Feng, S. (in press). Manipulating Surface Termination of Perovskite Manganate for Oxygen Activation. Advanced Functional Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202006439

For ABO3 perovskite oxides, one of the key issues limiting their utilization in heterogeneous catalysis is the dominant presence of catalytically inactive A‐site cations at the surface. The engineering of B‐site terminated perovskites is considered a... Read More about Manipulating Surface Termination of Perovskite Manganate for Oxygen Activation.

Co-polymerization of propylene oxide and CO2 using early transition metal (groups IV and V) metallocalix[n]arenes (n = 4, 6, 8) (2021)
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Sun, Y. C., He, Z. H., Wang, Z. Y., Xing, T., Wang, Z., Sun, Y., …Redshaw, C. (in press). Co-polymerization of propylene oxide and CO2 using early transition metal (groups IV and V) metallocalix[n]arenes (n = 4, 6, 8). Journal of Applied Polymer Science, https://doi.org/10.1002/app.50513

A number of metallocalix[n]arenes, where n = 4, 6, or 8, of titanium and vanadium have been screened for their ability to act as catalysts for the co‐polymerization of propylene oxide and CO2 to form cyclic/polycarbonates. The vanadium‐containing cat... Read More about Co-polymerization of propylene oxide and CO2 using early transition metal (groups IV and V) metallocalix[n]arenes (n = 4, 6, 8).

A brief review on novel pyrene based fluorometric and colorimetric chemosensors for the detection of Cu2+ (2021)
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Kowser, Z., Rayhan, U., Akther, T., Redshaw, C., & Yamato, T. (2021). A brief review on novel pyrene based fluorometric and colorimetric chemosensors for the detection of Cu2+. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0qm01008a

The development of colorimetric and fluorometric chemosensors that are able to detect Cu2+ ions by a change of colour and fluorescence intensity have been described. Herein, chemosensors that have pyrene functional groups as the signaling moiety will... Read More about A brief review on novel pyrene based fluorometric and colorimetric chemosensors for the detection of Cu2+.

Synthesis, characterisation and ROP catalytic evaluation of Cu(II) complexes bearing 2,2ʹ-diphenylglycine-derived moieties (2020)
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Alshamrani, A. F. A., Santoro, O., Ounsworth, S., Prior, T. J., Stasiuk, G. J., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Synthesis, characterisation and ROP catalytic evaluation of Cu(II) complexes bearing 2,2ʹ-diphenylglycine-derived moieties. Polyhedron, 195, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2020.114977

The treatment of CuX2 (X = Cl, Br) with an equimolar amount of 2-2ʹ-diphenylglycine (DpgH) in EtOH at reflux afforded, after work up, the complexes [CuCl(Dpg)(EtOH)]2 (1) and [(CuBr2)2(Dpg)2Cu(EtOH)4] (2), respectively. The compounds were obtained mi... Read More about Synthesis, characterisation and ROP catalytic evaluation of Cu(II) complexes bearing 2,2ʹ-diphenylglycine-derived moieties.

Synthesis, structure and gas adsorption properties of coordination polymers based on mixed imidazole-containing ligands and carboxylate ligands (2020)
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Zhao, J. L., Wu, C., Redshaw, C., & Jin, Z. (2020). Synthesis, structure and gas adsorption properties of coordination polymers based on mixed imidazole-containing ligands and carboxylate ligands. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 517, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2020.120193

Herein, we report the synthesis of two novel coordination polymers using a combination of imidazole-containing ligands, namely 1,3,5-tris((1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl)benzene (L1) and 3,3′,5,5′-tetra(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-1,1′-biphenyl (L2) and a carboxylate... Read More about Synthesis, structure and gas adsorption properties of coordination polymers based on mixed imidazole-containing ligands and carboxylate ligands.

Short axially asymmetrically 1,3-disubstituted pyrene-based color-tunable emitters: Synthesis, characterization and optical properties (2020)
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Wang, C. Z., Pang, Z. J., Yu, Z. D., Zeng, Z. X., Zhao, W. X., Zhou, Z. Y., …Yamato, T. (2021). Short axially asymmetrically 1,3-disubstituted pyrene-based color-tunable emitters: Synthesis, characterization and optical properties. Tetrahedron, 78, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2020.131828

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd In contrast to conventional pyrene-based emitters which feature D-π-A type structures, a new class of emitters possessing a short axis are gaining interest owing to both their academic importance and promising applications in orga... Read More about Short axially asymmetrically 1,3-disubstituted pyrene-based color-tunable emitters: Synthesis, characterization and optical properties.

Pyrene-fused Dibenzoazatetracenes: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Photophysical Properties and their Morphologies (2020)
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Wang, Q., Gao, W., Chen, Y., Wang, X., Zeng, J., Liu, Y., …Hu, J. Y. (2021). Pyrene-fused Dibenzoazatetracenes: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Photophysical Properties and their Morphologies. Asian journal of organic chemistry an ACES journal, 10(1), 233-240. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajoc.202000616

Molecular packing and microstructure can play a crucial role in the photophysical and electronic properties of organic semiconductor materials. This article presents six pyrene-fused dibenzoazatetracenes 3 and the relationship between their molecular... Read More about Pyrene-fused Dibenzoazatetracenes: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Photophysical Properties and their Morphologies.

Vanadium complexes derived from oxacalix[6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of ε-caprolactone/δ-valerolactone and ethylene polymerization (2020)
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Elsegood, M. R., Semikolenova, N. V., Soshnikov, I. E., Bryliakov, K., Xing, T., Prior, T. J., …Redshaw, C. (2021). Vanadium complexes derived from oxacalix[6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of ε-caprolactone/δ-valerolactone and ethylene polymerization. Catalysis science & technology, 11(2), 624-636. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cy01979h

Reaction of Na[VO(tBuO)4] (generated in-situ from VOCl3 and NaOtBu) with p-tert-butyltetrahomodioxacalix[6]areneH6 (L1H6) afforded, after work-up (in MeCN), the mixed-metal complex [(VO)2(μ-O)Na2(L1)(MeCN)4]·5(MeCN) (1·5MeCN), whilst the oxo complex... Read More about Vanadium complexes derived from oxacalix[6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of ε-caprolactone/δ-valerolactone and ethylene polymerization.

Assemblies of cucurbit[6]uril-based coordination complexes with disulfonate ligands: From discrete complexes to one: From two-dimensional polymers (2020)
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Zhu, Q. Z., Chen, K., Hua, Z. Y., Li, R., Peng, Y. Y., Zhu, Z. Q., …Redshaw, C. (2021). Assemblies of cucurbit[6]uril-based coordination complexes with disulfonate ligands: From discrete complexes to one: From two-dimensional polymers. CrystEngComm, 23(2), 465-481. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ce01456g

In this work, the combination of cucurbit[6]uril (Q[6]) with various naphthalene disulfonates and alkaline-earth metal ions allows for successful isolation of 9 novel Q[6]-based coordination complexes with the formulas [Ca(H2O)4(Q[6])0.5(1,5-NDA)0.5]... Read More about Assemblies of cucurbit[6]uril-based coordination complexes with disulfonate ligands: From discrete complexes to one: From two-dimensional polymers.

Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride (2020)
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Xu, W., Feng, H., Zhao, W., Huang, C., Redshaw, C., Tao, Z., & Xiao, X. (2020). Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1135, 142-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2020.09.028

A new fluorescent chemosensor comprised of cucurbit[8]uril (Q[8]) and acridine hydrochloride (AC) has been designed and utilized for the recognition of amino acids. The AC was encapsulated by the Q[8] cavity and formed a 1:2 host-guest inclusion comp... Read More about Amino acid recognition by a fluorescent chemosensor based on cucurbit[8]uril and acridine hydrochloride.

Isomorphic Cd(II)/Zn(II)-MOFs as Bifunctional Chemosensors for Anion (Cr2O72–) and Cation (Fe3+) detection in Aqueous Solution (2020)
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Chen, K., Li, R., Peng, Y. Y., Cai, Z. Q., Hua, Z. Y., Zhang, X. D., …Zhao, Y. (2020). Isomorphic Cd(II)/Zn(II)-MOFs as Bifunctional Chemosensors for Anion (Cr2O72–) and Cation (Fe3+) detection in Aqueous Solution. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 121, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2020.108259

Two isomorphic 3D MOFs [Cd(2-bpeb)(sdba)] (1) and [Zn(2-bpeb)(sdba)] derived from the π-conjugated pro-ligand 2-(4-((E)-2-(pyridine-2-yl)vinyl)styryl)pyridine (2-bpeb) and 4,4’-sulfonyldibenzoate (H2sdba) were synthesized and characterized. Complexes... Read More about Isomorphic Cd(II)/Zn(II)-MOFs as Bifunctional Chemosensors for Anion (Cr2O72–) and Cation (Fe3+) detection in Aqueous Solution.

Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens for Direct Exfoliation of 2D Layered Materials in Ethanol (2020)
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Zhao, Y., Gao, W., Yang, Y., Zhang, H., Redshaw, C., Feng, X., …Tang, B. Z. (2020). Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens for Direct Exfoliation of 2D Layered Materials in Ethanol. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 7(21), https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202000795

© 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH Aggregation-induced emission (AIE) luminogens are an important type of advanced functional materials with fantastic optical properties and have found potential applications in organic electronics, biochemistry, and molecular ima... Read More about Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens for Direct Exfoliation of 2D Layered Materials in Ethanol.

Rare-earth metal complexes derived from the acids Ph2C(X)CO2H (X= OH, NH2): Structural and ring opening polymerization (ROP) studies. (2020)
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Collins, J., Santoro, O., Prior, T. J., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Rare-earth metal complexes derived from the acids Ph2C(X)CO2H (X= OH, NH2): Structural and ring opening polymerization (ROP) studies. Journal of molecular structure, 1224, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.129083

Treatment of Ln(NO3)3.6H2O (Ln = La, Ce) with an equimolar amount of 2,2’-diphenylglycine (DpgH) in ethanol afforded the corresponding hexacoordinated complexes (DpgH±)3Ln(NO3)3.H2O (DpgH± = zwitterionic 2,2’-diphenylglycine, Ln = La (1), Ce (2)). Th... Read More about Rare-earth metal complexes derived from the acids Ph2C(X)CO2H (X= OH, NH2): Structural and ring opening polymerization (ROP) studies..

Insights into the structures adopted by titanocalix[6 and 8]arenes and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2020)
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Pryce, J. A., Bedwell, E. V., Elsegood, M. R., Santoro, O., Elsegood, M. R. J., Bedwell, E., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Insights into the structures adopted by titanocalix[6 and 8]arenes and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 49(34), 11978-11996. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0dt02130j

Interaction of p-tert-butylcalix[6]areneH6, L1H6, with [TiCl4] afforded the complex [Ti2Cl3(MeCN)2(OH2)(L1H)][Ti2Cl3(MeCN)3(L1H)]∙4.5MeCN (1∙4.5MeCN), in which two pseudo octahedral titanium centres are bound to one calix[6]arene. A similar reaction... Read More about Insights into the structures adopted by titanocalix[6 and 8]arenes and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Supramolecular chemistry of substituted cucurbit[: N] urils (2020)
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Lin, R. L., Liu, J. X., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular chemistry of substituted cucurbit[: N] urils. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 7(17), 3217-3246. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0qi00529k

Since the first example of substituted cucurbit[n]urils (Q[n]), decamethylcucurbit[5]uril (Me10Q[5]), was reported in 1992, numerous substituted Q[n]s have been synthesized and studied. In this review article, we focus on the recognition properties o... Read More about Supramolecular chemistry of substituted cucurbit[: N] urils.

Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters (2020)
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Santoro, O., Zhang, X., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters. Catalysts, 10(7), 1-49. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10070800

This review describes the recent advances (from 2008 onwards) in the use of Schiff-base metal complexes as catalysts for the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters. The synthesis and structure of the metal complexes, as well as all aspect... Read More about Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers: A Review on the Use of Schiff-Base Metal Complexes as Catalysts for the Ring Opening Polymerization (ROP) of Cyclic Esters.

A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells (2020)
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Xu, W. L., Yang, J. F., Ran, M. Q., Zeng, X., Redshaw, C., & Tao, Z. (2020). A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 240, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2020.118614

To the flexible tripod platform tren (tris(2-aminoethyl)amine), a Rhodamine and two naphthalene fluorophores were introduced. The resulting fluorescence probe named TRN was fully characterized and employed in cell imaging. Probe TRN exhibited high se... Read More about A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells.

Synthesis and Structures of [2.n]Metacyclophan-1-enes and their Conversion to Highly Strained [2.n]Metacyclophane-1-ynes (2020)
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Islam, M. M., Akther, T., Islam, M. M., Kowser, Z., Matsumoto, T., Tanaka, J., …Yamato, T. (2020). Synthesis and Structures of [2.n]Metacyclophan-1-enes and their Conversion to Highly Strained [2.n]Metacyclophane-1-ynes. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020(27), 4167-4175. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.202000548

Syn-[2.n]metacyclophan-1-enes (n=5, 6, 8) are synthesized by the McMurry cyclization of 1,n-bis(3-formyl-4-methoxyphenyl)alkanes in good yields. Syn-[2.n]metacyclophan-1-enes (n= 6, 8) were converted to the highly strained syn-type [2.n] metacyclopha... Read More about Synthesis and Structures of [2.n]Metacyclophan-1-enes and their Conversion to Highly Strained [2.n]Metacyclophane-1-ynes.