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Progress in host–guest macrocycle/pesticide research: Recognition, detection, release and application (2022)
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Shan, P. H., Hu, J. H., Liu, M., Tao, Z., Xiao, X., & Redshaw, C. (2022). Progress in host–guest macrocycle/pesticide research: Recognition, detection, release and application. Coordination chemistry reviews, 467, Article 214580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2022.214580

Macrocyclic compounds are formed via a series of cyclic oligomers possessing repeating units, and classical examples include cyclodextrins, calix[n]arenes, cucurbit[n]urils and pillar[n]arenes (n represents the number of repeat units). Given their un... Read More about Progress in host–guest macrocycle/pesticide research: Recognition, detection, release and application.

A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurcubit[7]uril and 1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-ethanone (2022)
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Feng, X. H., Yu, Z. C., Zhang, W., Redshaw, C., Prior, T. J., Meng, T. H., …Xiao, X. (2022). A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurcubit[7]uril and 1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-ethanone. Polyhedron, 222, Article 115938. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2022.115938

In the work, we have studied the interaction of cucurbit[7]uril (Q[7]) with 1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-ethanone (DAPE) using a variety of techiniques including 1H NMR spectroscopy, UV–vis adsorption and fluorescence spectroscopies, Isothermal titrat... Read More about A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurcubit[7]uril and 1-[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-ethanone.

Triphenylamine Derived Radical Cations for Colorimetric Cu<sup>2+</sup> Sensors and as an Antibacterial Agent (2022)
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He, L., Tan, J., Liu, C., Wu, S., Zhang, Q. L., Redshaw, C., & Ni, X. L. (2022). Triphenylamine Derived Radical Cations for Colorimetric Cu2+ Sensors and as an Antibacterial Agent. ChemistrySelect, 7(20), Article e202201155. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.202201155

Herein, a series of triphenylamine derivatives (TPAs), which are comprised of electron donor and acceptor moieties, have been exploited as sensitive colorimetric sensors for Cu2+, operating via the formation of the corresponding organic radicals thro... Read More about Triphenylamine Derived Radical Cations for Colorimetric Cu<sup>2+</sup> Sensors and as an Antibacterial Agent.

A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurbit[8]uril and isonicotinic acid (2022)
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Yu, Z. C., Lu, Y., Shan, P. H., Fan, Y., Tao, Z., Xiao, X., …Redshaw, C. (2022). A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurbit[8]uril and isonicotinic acid. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10847-022-01141-6

The complexation between cucurbit[8]uril, Q[8], and isonicotinic acid has been studied using 1H NMR spectroscopy, UV–Vis absorption spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The results revealed that the 2:1 inclusion com... Read More about A study of the inclusion complex formed between cucurbit[8]uril and isonicotinic acid.

Engineering surface segregation of perovskite oxide through wet exsolution for CO catalytic oxidation (2022)
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Li, Z., Wang, X., Li, X., Zeng, M., Redshaw, C., Cao, R., …Wu, Y. A. (2022). Engineering surface segregation of perovskite oxide through wet exsolution for CO catalytic oxidation. Journal of hazardous materials, 436, Article 129110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.129110

Cation segregation occurring near the surface or interfaces of solid catalysts plays an important role in catalytic reactions. Unfortunately, the native surface of perovskite oxides is dominated by passivated A-site segregation, which severely hamper... Read More about Engineering surface segregation of perovskite oxide through wet exsolution for CO catalytic oxidation.

Tunable fluorescence emission for multi-color light-emitting diodes and voice-activated intelligent lighting applications (2022)
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Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Song, X., Wang, X., Zhu, H., Zhang, J., …Tang, B. Z. (2022). Tunable fluorescence emission for multi-color light-emitting diodes and voice-activated intelligent lighting applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 10(22), 8783-8790. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2tc00936f

With the development of microelectronics technology, personalized intelligent lighting and lighting control systems have been widely utilized in smart buildings to save energy, facilitate people's lives, and decorate our community environment. This a... Read More about Tunable fluorescence emission for multi-color light-emitting diodes and voice-activated intelligent lighting applications.

Construction of cucurbit[n]uril-based supramolecular frameworks via host-guest inclusion and functional properties thereof (2022)
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Chen, K., Hua, Z., Zhao, J., Redshaw, C., & Tao, Z. (in press). Construction of cucurbit[n]uril-based supramolecular frameworks via host-guest inclusion and functional properties thereof. Inorganic chemistry frontiers an international journal of inorganic chemistry / Royal Society of Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1039/d2qi00513a

Frameworks utilizing cucurbit[n]uril-based chemistry build on the rapid developments in the fields of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent-organic frameworks (COFs), and supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs), and as porous materials have foun... Read More about Construction of cucurbit[n]uril-based supramolecular frameworks via host-guest inclusion and functional properties thereof.

Highly selective recognition of the Al(ClO4)3 molecule by a mono-pyrene substituted thiacalix[4]arene chemosensor (2022)
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Zhao, J. L., Xuan, S., Chen, K., Redshaw, C., Chen, Y., & Jin, Z. (2022). Highly selective recognition of the Al(ClO4)3 molecule by a mono-pyrene substituted thiacalix[4]arene chemosensor. Chemical Communications, 58(41), 6112-6115. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2cc01609e

A mono-pyrene substituted thiacalix[4]arene chemosensor (TCA-Py) was successfully synthesized in satisfactory yield. Fluorescence analysis revealed that TCA-Py exhibited a high recognition selectivity toward the Al(ClO4)3 molecule due to the synergy... Read More about Highly selective recognition of the Al(ClO4)3 molecule by a mono-pyrene substituted thiacalix[4]arene chemosensor.

Cucurbit[8]uril triggered fluorescence visualization of concentration-dependent interconversion of supramolecular polymer and dimer assemblies (2022)
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Ren, J., Zhang, X., Redshaw, C., & Ni, X. L. (2022). Cucurbit[8]uril triggered fluorescence visualization of concentration-dependent interconversion of supramolecular polymer and dimer assemblies. Dyes and pigments : an international journal, 203, Article 110335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2022.110335

Concentration-dependent dynamically equilibrating systems play a crucial role in biology, supramolecular assemblies, and materials science. Herein, host-guest interaction triggered fluorescence emissions have been exploited to monitor concentration-d... Read More about Cucurbit[8]uril triggered fluorescence visualization of concentration-dependent interconversion of supramolecular polymer and dimer assemblies.

Heterometallic cobalt(ii) calix[6 and 8]arenes: synthesis, structure and electrochemical activity (2022)
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Ignaszak, A., Patterson, N., O'Brien, C., True, A., Elsegood, M. R., Prior, T. J., & Redshaw, C. (2022). Heterometallic cobalt(ii) calix[6 and 8]arenes: synthesis, structure and electrochemical activity. RSC advances, 12(19), 11672-11685. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2ra01009g

Heterometallic cobalt p-tert-butylcalix[6 and 8]arenes have been generated from the in situ reaction of lithium reagents (n-BuLi or t-BuOLi) or NaH with the parent calix[n]arene and subsequent reaction with CoBr2. The reverse route, involving the add... Read More about Heterometallic cobalt(ii) calix[6 and 8]arenes: synthesis, structure and electrochemical activity.