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Assemblies of Cucurbit[6]uril-Based Coordination Complexes with Disulfonate Ligands: From Discrete Complexes to One- and Two-Dimensional Polymers (2020)
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Chen, K., Hua, Z., Li, R., Peng, Y., Zhu, Z. Q., Zhao, J., & Redshaw, C. (in press). Assemblies of Cucurbit[6]uril-Based Coordination Complexes with Disulfonate Ligands: From Discrete Complexes to One- and Two-Dimensional Polymers. CrystEngComm RSC, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ce01456g

In this work, the combination of cucurbit[6]uril (Q[6]) with varied naphthalene disulfonates and alkaline-earth metal ions allows for successful isolation of 9 novel Q[6]-based coordination complexes with formulas of [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- and 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.

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., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular Chemistry of Substituted Cucurbit[n]urils. Inorganic chemistry frontiers an international journal of inorganic chemistry / Royal Society of Chemistry, 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 focuses on the recognition properties... 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.

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.