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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.

Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Cytotoxicity Studies of titanacalix[4 and 8]arene Complexes (2018)
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Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Nigam, S., Hughes, D. L., Lopez-Estelles, E., Elsegood, M. R., Cawthorne, C. J., …Redshaw, C. (2018). Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Cytotoxicity Studies of titanacalix[4 and 8]arene Complexes. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 47(27), 8992-8999. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8dt01992d

© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Reaction of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-dihydroxy-26,28-bis(2-pentoxy)calix[4]arene (L(OH)2(Opentyl)2) with [TiCl4] afforded the dichlorotitanoacalix[4]arene complex [TiCl2L(O)2(Opentyl)2] (1) in good yield. Hyd... Read More about Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Cytotoxicity Studies of titanacalix[4 and 8]arene Complexes.

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.

Multimodal nanoparticle imaging agents: Design and applications (2017)
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Burke, B. P., Cawthorne, C., & Archibald, S. J. (2017). Multimodal nanoparticle imaging agents: Design and applications. Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 375(2107), 20170261. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2017.0261

Molecular imaging, where the location of molecules or nanoscale constructs can be tracked in the body to report on disease or biochemical processes, is rapidly expanding to include combined modality or multimodal imaging. No single imaging technique... Read More about Multimodal nanoparticle imaging agents: Design and applications.

Synthesis, characterization and in vivo evaluation of a magnetic cisplatin delivery nanosystem based on PMAA-graft-PEG copolymers (2016)
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Voulgari, E., Bakandritsos, A., Galtsidis, S., Zoumpourlis, V., Burke, B. P., Clemente, G. S., …Avgoustakis, K. (2016). Synthesis, characterization and in vivo evaluation of a magnetic cisplatin delivery nanosystem based on PMAA-graft-PEG copolymers. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 243, 342-356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.10.021

© 2016 Elsevier B.V. The development of anticancer drug delivery systems which retain or enhance the cytotoxic properties of the drug to tumorous tissues, while reducing toxicity to other organs is of key importance. We investigated different poly(me... Read More about Synthesis, characterization and in vivo evaluation of a magnetic cisplatin delivery nanosystem based on PMAA-graft-PEG copolymers.

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.

Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods (2016)
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He, P., Burke, B. P., Clemente, G. S., Brown, N., Pamme, N., & Archibald, S. J. (2016). Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 1(4), 361-365. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6re00081a

The post-processing of68Ga generator eluate by means of a novel high capacity cation-exchange silica monolith column has been validated in this work. Quantitative release of a purified68Ga solution in high concentration can be achieved using weak aci... Read More about Monolith-based68Ga processing: A new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods.

Structurally optimised BODIPY derivatives for imaging of mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer and heart cells (2016)
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Nigam, S., Burke, B. P., Davies, L. H., Domarkas, J., Wallis, J. F., Waddell, P. G., …Archibald, S. J. (2016). Structurally optimised BODIPY derivatives for imaging of mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer and heart cells. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 52(44), 7114-7117. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5cc08325g

The structural features required for mitochondrial uptake of BODIPY-based optical imaging agents have been explored. The first derivatives of this class of dyes shown to have mitochondrial membrane potential-dependent uptake in both cancer and heart... Read More about Structurally optimised BODIPY derivatives for imaging of mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer and heart cells.

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.

Synthesis, structures and cytotoxicity studies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene lanthanide complexes (2016)
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Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Burke, B. P., Nigam, S., Stasiuk, G. J., Prior, T. J., Archibald, S. J., & Redshaw, C. (2016). Synthesis, structures and cytotoxicity studies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene lanthanide complexes. CrystEngComm RSC, 18(26), 4977-4987. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ce00209a

A number of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene complexes of the lanthanides (Tb, Gd, and Eu) have been prepared, some in the presence of tetraazamacrocycle 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (DO3A), and fully characterised. Crystal structure d... Read More about Synthesis, structures and cytotoxicity studies of p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene lanthanide complexes.

Mono- and bis-alkylation of glyoxal-bridged tetraazamacrocycles using mechanochemistry (2016)
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Abdulwahaab, B. H., Burke, B. P., Domarkas, J., Silversides, J. D., Prior, T. J., & Archibald, S. J. (2016). Mono- and bis-alkylation of glyoxal-bridged tetraazamacrocycles using mechanochemistry. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 81(3), 890-898. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.5b02464

Glyoxal-bridged bisaminal tetraazamacrocyclic derivatives of 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane (cyclen) and 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane (cyclam) can be N-functionalized to incorporate coordinating groups or for conjugation to biomolecules. Herein,... Read More about Mono- and bis-alkylation of glyoxal-bridged tetraazamacrocycles using mechanochemistry.

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.

Evaluation of configurationally restricted copper-64 labelled bis tetraazamacrocyclic as potential PET agents for CXCR4 expression in oncology imaging (2015)
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Clemente, G. S., Burke, B. P., Nigam, S., Cawthorne, C., & Archibald, S. J. (2015). Evaluation of configurationally restricted copper-64 labelled bis tetraazamacrocyclic as potential PET agents for CXCR4 expression in oncology imaging. European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, 42(S1), S42. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-015-3198-z

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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.

Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions (2015)
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Burke, B. P., Baghdadi, N., Kownacka, A. E., Nigam, S., Clemente, G. S., Al-Yassiry, M. M., …Archibald, S. J. (2015). Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions. Nanoscale, 7(36), 14889-14896. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5nr02753e

The commercial availability of combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/positron emission tomography (PET) scanners for clinical use has increased demand for easily prepared agents which offer signal or contrast in both modalities. Herein we describ... Read More about Chelator free gallium-68 radiolabelling of silica coated iron oxide nanorods via surface interactions.

Integrated microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for F-18 radiotracer synthesis, purification and quality control (2015)
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Archibald, S., Pamme, N., Brown, N., & Tarn, M. (2015). Integrated microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for F-18 radiotracer synthesis, purification and quality control. Journal of nuclear medicine, 56(Supplement 3),

Objectives Dose-on-demand radiotracer production, whereby a single dose is generated using a compact synthesis unit with radioisotope from a mini-cyclotron or external supply is an interesting prospect for widening the availabilty of radiotracers. We... Read More about Integrated microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems for F-18 radiotracer synthesis, purification and quality control.

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.