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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.

Tetraazamacrocyclic derivatives and their metal complexes as antileishmanial leads (2019)
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Hubin, T. J., Walker, A. N., Davilla, D. J., Carder Freeman, T. R. N., Epley, B. M., Hasley, T. R., …Khan, M. O. F. (2019). Tetraazamacrocyclic derivatives and their metal complexes as antileishmanial leads. Polyhedron, 163, 42-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.02.027

© 2019 A total of 44 bis-aryl-monocyclic polyamines, monoaryl-monocyclic polyamines and their transition metal complexes were prepared, chemically characterized, and screened in vitro against the Leishmania donovani promastigotes, axenic amastigotes... Read More about Tetraazamacrocyclic derivatives and their metal complexes as antileishmanial leads.

Visualizing kinetically robust CoIII4L6 assemblies in Vivo: SPECT imaging of the encapsulated [99mTc]TcO4- Anion (2018)
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Burke, B. P., Grantham, W., Burke, M. J., Nichol, G. S., Roberts, D., Renard, I., …Lusby, P. J. (2018). Visualizing kinetically robust CoIII4L6 assemblies in Vivo: SPECT imaging of the encapsulated [99mTc]TcO4- Anion. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(49), 16877-16881. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b09582

© 2018 American Chemical Society. Noncovalent encapsulation is an attractive approach for modifying the efficacy and physiochemical properties of both therapeutic and diagnostic species. Abiotic self-assembled constructs have shown promise, yet many... Read More about Visualizing kinetically robust CoIII4L6 assemblies in Vivo: SPECT imaging of the encapsulated [99mTc]TcO4- Anion.

Increase of Direct C-C Coupling Reaction Yield by Identifying Structural and Electronic Properties of High-Spin Iron Tetra-azamacrocyclic Complexes (2018)
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Brewer, S. M., Wilson, K. R., Jones, D. G., Reinheimer, E. W., Archibald, S. J., Prior, T. J., …Green, K. N. (2018). Increase of Direct C-C Coupling Reaction Yield by Identifying Structural and Electronic Properties of High-Spin Iron Tetra-azamacrocyclic Complexes. Inorganic chemistry, 57(15), 8890-8902. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00777

Macrocyclic ligands have been explored extensively as scaffolds for transition metal catalysts for oxygen and hydrogen atom transfer reactions. C–C reactions facilitated using earth abundant metals bound to macrocyclic ligands have not been well-unde... Read More about Increase of Direct C-C Coupling Reaction Yield by Identifying Structural and Electronic Properties of High-Spin Iron Tetra-azamacrocyclic Complexes.

Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals (2018)
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Tarn, M. D., Kızılyer, N. Y., Esfahani, M. M. N., Joshi, P., Brown, N. J., Pamme, N., …Archibald, S. J. (2018). Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(52), 13749-13753. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201802395

A miniaturized radio-HPLC detector has been developed comprising a microfluidic device fabricated from plastic scintillator in combination with a silicon photomultiplier light sensor, and tested with samples containing a positron-emitting radionuclid... Read More about Plastic scintillator-based microfluidic devices for miniaturized detection of Positron Emission Tomography radiopharmaceuticals.

Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity (2018)
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Jones, N. E., Burnett, C. A., Salamon, S., Landers, J., Wende, H., Lazzarini, L., …Francesconi, M. G. (2018). Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6(22), 3665-3673. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8tb00360b

Iron oxide nanoparticles (IONs) are being actively researched and experimented with as contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as well as image-directed delivery of therapeutics. The efficiency of an MRI contrast agent can be described... Read More about Fluoride doped γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles with increased MRI relaxivity.

Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes (2016)
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Maples, R. D., Cain, A. N., Burke, B. P., Silversides, J. D., Mewis, R. E., D'huys, T., …Hubin, T. J. (2016). Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes. Chemistry : a European journal, 22(36), 12916-12930. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201601468

© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim The CXCR4 chemokine receptor is implicated in a number of diseases including HIV infection and cancer development and metastasis. Previous studies have demonstrated that configurationally restricted... Read More about Aspartate-Based CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor Binding of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocyclic Copper(II) and Zinc(II) Complexes.

Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals (2016)
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Taggart, M. P., Tarn, M. D., Esfahani, M. M. N., Schofield, D. M., Brown, N. J., Archibald, S. J., …Thompson, L. F. (2016). Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals. Lab on a chip, 16(9), 1605-1616. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6lc00099a

The ability to detect radiation in microfluidic devices is important for the on-chip analysis of radiopharmaceuticals, but previously reported systems have largely suffered from various limitations including cost, complexity of fabrication, and insuf... Read More about Development of radiodetection systems towards miniaturised quality control of PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals.

Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers (2016)
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Tarn, M. D., Maneuski, D., Alexander, R., Brown, N. J., O’Shea, V., Pimlott, S. L., …Archibald, S. J. (2016). Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 52(45), 7221-7224. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6cc00660d

We demonstrate the use of the miniaturised Medipix positron sensor for detection of the clinical PET radiotracer, [⁶⁸Ga]gallium-citrate, on a silica-based monolith, towards microfluidic quality control. The system achieved a far superior signal-to-no... Read More about Positron detection in silica monoliths for miniaturised quality control of PET radiotracers.

Development of PDT/PET theranostics: synthesis and biological evaluation of an ¹⁸F-radiolabeled water soluble porphyrin (2015)
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Entract, G. M., Bryden, F., Domarkas, J., Savoie, H., Allott, L., Archibald, S. J., …Boyle, R. W. (2015). Development of PDT/PET theranostics: synthesis and biological evaluation of an ¹⁸F-radiolabeled water soluble porphyrin. Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(12), 4414-4423. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.5b00606

Synthesis of the first water-soluble porphyrin radiolabeled with fluorine-18 is described: a new molecular theranostic agent which integrates the therapeutic selectivity of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with the imaging efficacy of positron emission tom... Read More about Development of PDT/PET theranostics: synthesis and biological evaluation of an ¹⁸F-radiolabeled water soluble porphyrin.

Crystal structure of dichlorido(4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2]hexadecane)iron(III) hexafluoridophosphate (2015)
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Funwie, N. L., Cain, A. N., Fanning, B. Z., Hageman, S. A., Mullens, M., Roberts, T. K., …Prior, T. J. (2015). Crystal structure of dichlorido(4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2]hexadecane)iron(III) hexafluoridophosphate. Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications, 71(9), 1073-1076. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2056989015015340

The title compound, [FeCl₂(C₁₄H₃₀N₄)]PF₆, contains Fe³⁺ coordinated by the four nitro­gen atoms of an ethyl­ene cross-bridged cyclam macrocycle and two cis chloride ligands in a distorted octa­hedral environment. In contrast to other similar compound... Read More about Crystal structure of dichlorido(4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.6.2]hexadecane)iron(III) hexafluoridophosphate.

Synthesis, structural studies, kinetic stability, and oxidation catalysis of the late first row transition metal complexes of 4,10-dimethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazabicyclo[6.5.2]pentadecane (2015)
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Matz, D. L., Jones, D. G., Roewe, K. D., Gorbet, M., Zhang, Z., Chen, Z., …Hubin, T. J. (2015). Synthesis, structural studies, kinetic stability, and oxidation catalysis of the late first row transition metal complexes of 4,10-dimethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazabicyclo[6.5.2]pentadecane. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 44(27), 12210-12224. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5dt00742a

© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015. Synthetic details for 4,11-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazabicyclo[6.5.2]pentadecane, the dimethyl ethylene cross-bridged homocyclen ligand are presented for the first time. Its novel Mn 2+ , Fe 2+ , Mn 3+ , and Fe 3+... Read More about Synthesis, structural studies, kinetic stability, and oxidation catalysis of the late first row transition metal complexes of 4,10-dimethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazabicyclo[6.5.2]pentadecane.

How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging (2014)
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Archibald, S. J., Atkin, S. L., Bras, W., Diego-Taboada, A., Mackenzie, G., Mosselmans, J. F. W., …Young, N. A. (2014). How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(8), 945-959. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3tb21523g

Sporopollenin exine capsules (SECs) derived from plant spores and pollen grains have been proposed as adsorption, remediation and drug delivery agents. Despite many studies there is scant structural data available. This X-ray absorption investigation... Read More about How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging.

Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes (2011)
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Cheng, F., Hope, C. N., Archibald, S. J., Bradley, J. S., Clark, S., Francesconi, M. G., …Lefebvre, F. (2011). Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 8(2), 467-481. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7402.2009.02452.x

The preparation and molecular structures of two novel dimeric transition metal silylamide complexes {Li0.5Zr[NHSi(NMe2)3]1.5[NSi(NMe2)3]0.5[μ -NSi(NMe2)3]}2 and {Li0.5Hf[NHSi(NMe2)3]1.5[NSi(NMe2)3]0.5[μ-NSi(NMe2)3]}2 with a tetrahedral coordina... Read More about Preparation, structural characterization, and thermal ammonolysis of two novel dimeric transition silylamide complexes.

Synthesis, structure and reactivity of 1-(4-nitrobenzyl)-2-chloromethyl benzimidazole (2010)
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Sparke, A. E., Fisher, C. M., Mewis, R. E., & Archibald, S. J. (2010). Synthesis, structure and reactivity of 1-(4-nitrobenzyl)-2-chloromethyl benzimidazole. Tetrahedron letters; the international organ for the rapid publication of preliminary communications in organic chemistry, 51(36), 4723-4726. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.07.010

The synthesis of 1-(4-nitrobenzyl)-2-chloromethyl benzimidazole, which undergoes a nucleophilic substitution with pyridine in the absence of additional base, is reported. The key steps are the reaction of 1,2-phenylenediamine to give exclusively the... Read More about Synthesis, structure and reactivity of 1-(4-nitrobenzyl)-2-chloromethyl benzimidazole.

Biomedical applications of macrocyclic ligand complexes (2010)
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Mewis, R. E., & Archibald, S. J. (2010). Biomedical applications of macrocyclic ligand complexes. Coordination chemistry reviews, 254(15-16), 1686-1712. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2010.02.025

Macrocyclic chelators can form highly stable complexes with transition metals and lanthanides. In this review, the recent advances towards biomedical applications of macrocyclic complexes are outlined. The use of such complexes in imaging as MRI cont... Read More about Biomedical applications of macrocyclic ligand complexes.

MRI contrast agent delivery using spore capsules: controlled release in blood plasma (2009)
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Lorch, M., Thomasson, M. J., Diego-Taboada, A., Barrier, S., Atkin, S. L., Mackenzie, G., & Archibald, S. J. (2009). MRI contrast agent delivery using spore capsules: controlled release in blood plasma. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 6442-6444. https://doi.org/10.1039/b909551a

The exine coatings of spores can be used to encapsulate drug molecules. We have demonstrated that these microcapsules can be filled with a commercial gadolinium(III) MRI contrast agent (in this proof of concept study Gd-DTPA-BMA was used) which is sl... Read More about MRI contrast agent delivery using spore capsules: controlled release in blood plasma.

Synthesis and phototoxicity of polyethylene glycol (PEG) substituted metal-free and metallo-porphyrins: Effect of PEG chain length, coordinated metal, and axial ligand (2009)
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Mewis, R. E., Savoie, H., Archibald, S. J., & Boyle, R. W. (2009). Synthesis and phototoxicity of polyethylene glycol (PEG) substituted metal-free and metallo-porphyrins: Effect of PEG chain length, coordinated metal, and axial ligand. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, 6(3-4), 200-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdpdt.2009.08.002

Treatment of 5,10,15,20-tetra(pentafluorophenyl) porphyrins with polyethylene glycol (PEG) halides and sodium sulfide is a mild and efficient route to water-soluble PEG substituted porphyrins. The method has been used to access a series of free-base... Read More about Synthesis and phototoxicity of polyethylene glycol (PEG) substituted metal-free and metallo-porphyrins: Effect of PEG chain length, coordinated metal, and axial ligand.

CXCR4 antagonists: a new generation of configurationally restricted bis-azamacrocyclic compounds (2009)
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Khan, A., Nicholson, G., McRobbie, G., Greenman, J., Pannecouque, C., Daelemans, D., …Archibald, S. J. (2009). CXCR4 antagonists: a new generation of configurationally restricted bis-azamacrocyclic compounds. Antiviral research, 82(2), A59-A60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2009.02.141

AMD3100 is a bis-azamacrocyclic compound that has been demonstrated to be a highly effective antagonist of the CXCR4 chemokine receptor. The two azamacrocyclic rings have been shown to interact with aspartate residues on the receptor via hydrogen bon... Read More about CXCR4 antagonists: a new generation of configurationally restricted bis-azamacrocyclic compounds.

Reductive Amination-A convenient method for generating diverse, mono-functionalised 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl porphyrins (2009)
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Welch, C., Archibald, S. J., & Boyle, R. (2009). Reductive Amination-A convenient method for generating diverse, mono-functionalised 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl porphyrins. SYNTHESIS, 2009(4), 551-556. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0028-1083335

Formylation followed by reductive amination of 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl porphyrin (TPP) is shown to be a versatile synthetic procedure for monosubstitution of the porphyrin core re-giospecifically at one β-position. A diverse range of substituents can... Read More about Reductive Amination-A convenient method for generating diverse, mono-functionalised 5,10,15,20-tetraphenyl porphyrins.