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Professor Carl Redshaw


A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells (2020)
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Xu, W., Yang, J., Ran, M., Zeng, X., Redshaw, C., & Tao, Z. (in press). A flexible tripod fluorescent probe for multiple cations detection and its application in living cells. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 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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Akther, T., Islam, M. M., Kowser, Z., Matsumoto, T., Tanaka, J., Rahman, S., …Yamato, T. (in press). 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, 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.

Aggregation‐induced emission luminogen: A new perspective in the photo‐degradation of organic pollutants (2020)
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Hu, Z., Li, Y., Kang, M., Islam, M. M., Chen, M., Zhang, J., …Tang, B. Z. (2020). Aggregation‐induced emission luminogen: A new perspective in the photo‐degradation of organic pollutants. Ecomat, https://doi.org/10.1002/eom2.12024

Both the variety and uniqueness of organic semiconductors has contributed to the rapid development of environmental engineering applications and renewable fuel production, typified by the photodegradation of organic pollutants or water splitting. Thi... Read More about Aggregation‐induced emission luminogen: A new perspective in the photo‐degradation of organic pollutants.

A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts (2020)
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Xu, W., Zhu, X., Bian, B., Xiao, X., Tao, Z., & Redshaw, C. (2020). A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts. Chemistry, 2(2), 262-273. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemistry2020017

The interaction between cucurbit[7]uril (Q[7]) and a series of 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts bearing aliphatic substituents at the pyridinium nitrogen, namely 4-(C4H8N)C5H5NRBr, where R = H (C0), Et (C2), n-butyl (C4), n-hexyl (C6), has been studied... Read More about A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts.

A turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base (2020)
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xie, H. F., Yu, C., huang, Y. L., Xu, H., Zhang, Q., Sun, X., …Redshaw, C. (2020). A turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9qm00759h

A non-planar tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base fluorescent probe (TPE-An-Py) with aggregation-induced enhanced emission (AIEE) characteristics was synthesized via a classical Knoevenagel condensation reaction, and exhibit... Read More about A turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base.

A pyrenyl-appended C-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide (2020)
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Xie, H., Wu, C., Zou, J., Yang, Y., Xu, H., Zhang, Q., …Yamato, T. (2020). A pyrenyl-appended C-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide. Dyes and pigments : an international journal, 178, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.108340

A new C3v-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene L bearing pyrene moieties as fluorophores has been designed and synthesized. L exhibits a significant fluorescence quenching response to I− even when in the presence of other potentially competing anion... Read More about A pyrenyl-appended C-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide.

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.

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