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Coordination chemistry of [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycles derived from the dianilines [(2-NH2C6H4)2X] (X = CH2CH2, O): Structural studies and ROP capability towards cyclic esters. (2021)
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Wang, K., Prior, T. J., Hughes, D. L., Arbaoui, A., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Coordination chemistry of [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycles derived from the dianilines [(2-NH2C6H4)2X] (X = CH2CH2, O): Structural studies and ROP capability towards cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, https://doi.org/10.1039/d1dt00711d

Reaction of the [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycles {[2-(OH)-5-(R)-C6H2-1,3-(CH)2][CH2CH2(2-C6H4N)2]}2 (R = Me, L1H2; tBu, L2H2) with FeBr2 afforded the complexes [FeBr(L1/L2H2)][X] (X = 0.5(FeBr3)2O, L1·2MeCN, 1·2MeCN; L2, 2·0.5MeCN, X = Br, L2 3·5.5MeCN)... Read More about Coordination chemistry of [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycles derived from the dianilines [(2-NH2C6H4)2X] (X = CH2CH2, O): Structural studies and ROP capability towards cyclic esters..

New Quinoxaline‐Based Blue Emitters: Molecular Structures, Aggregation‐Induced Enhanced Emission Characteristics and OLED Application (2021)
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Mao, X., Xie, F., Wang, X., Wang, Q., Qiu, Z., Elsegood, M. R. J., …Chen, Q. (in press). New Quinoxaline‐Based Blue Emitters: Molecular Structures, Aggregation‐Induced Enhanced Emission Characteristics and OLED Application. Chinese Journal of Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1002/cjoc.202100157

Three new, deep blue light emitters, containing quinoxaline with differing substitution positions (1‐ or 2‐ position) pyrene (biphenyl) moieties, were synthesized by a Pd‐catalysed coupling reaction in high yield, and were fully characterized by 1H/1... Read More about New Quinoxaline‐Based Blue Emitters: Molecular Structures, Aggregation‐Induced Enhanced Emission Characteristics and OLED Application.

Detection of the pesticide dodine using a cucurbit[10]uril-based fluorescent probe (2021)
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Lian, C., Xu, W., Luo, Y., Zhu, X., Fan, Y., Redshaw, C., …Xiao, X. (2021). Detection of the pesticide dodine using a cucurbit[10]uril-based fluorescent probe. Microchemical journal, 167, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2021.106309

In this contribution, a new fluorescent probe is presented which is capable of the selective recognition and determination of dodine (DD) from amongst 14 different pesticides. The system utilizes a simple guest-replacement mechanism, which allows for... Read More about Detection of the pesticide dodine using a cucurbit[10]uril-based fluorescent probe.

Comparative assessment of marine weathering of ROP-derived biopolymers against conventional plastics (2021)
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Rodgers, K., Mayes, W. M., Santoro, O., Redshaw, C., Mccumskay, R., & Parsons, D. R. (2021). Comparative assessment of marine weathering of ROP-derived biopolymers against conventional plastics. Marine pollution bulletin, 167, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112272

Bio-based plastics were designed to replace single-use plastics and to cause less post-consumer environmental damage. This paper assesses the weathering of four bio-based polymers created by ring opening polymerization (ROP) promoted by a previously... Read More about Comparative assessment of marine weathering of ROP-derived biopolymers against conventional plastics.

Emission and theoretical studies of Schiff-base [2+2] macrocycles derived from 2,2′-oxydianiline and zinc complexes thereof (2021)
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Wang, K., Chen, K., Bian, T., Chao, Y., Yamato, T., Xing, F., …Redshaw, C. (2021). Emission and theoretical studies of Schiff-base [2+2] macrocycles derived from 2,2′-oxydianiline and zinc complexes thereof. Dyes and pigments : an international journal, 190, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.109300

The emission properties of a number of solvates of the [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycles {[2-(OH)-5-(R)-C6H2-1,3-(CH)2][O(2-C6H4N)2]}2 (R = Me L1H2, tBu L2H2, Cl L3H2), formed by reacting 2,6-dicarboxy-4-R-phenol with 2,2′-oxydianiline (2-aminophenylethe... Read More about Emission and theoretical studies of Schiff-base [2+2] macrocycles derived from 2,2′-oxydianiline and zinc complexes thereof.

Lithium calix[4]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2021)
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Redshaw, C., Yamato, T., Teat, S. J., Elsegood, M. R. J., & Santoro, O. (2021). Lithium calix[4]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. RSC advances, 11(19), 11304-11317. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ra00175b

We have structurally characterized a number of lithiated calix[4]arenes, where the bridge in the calix[4]arene is thia (–S–, LS H4), sulfinyl (–SO–, LSOH4), sulfonyl (–SO2–, LSO2H4), dimethyleneoxa (–CH2OCH2–, LCOCH4) or methylene (–CH2–, LH4). In th... Read More about Lithium calix[4]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Titanium complexes bearing oxa- and azacalix[4, 6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of cyclic esters. (2021)
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Xing, T., Prior, T. J., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Titanium complexes bearing oxa- and azacalix[4, 6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 50(12), 4396-4407. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1dt00189b

Reaction of excess [Ti(OiPr)4] with p-tert-butyltetrahomodioxacalix[6]areneH6 (L1H6) afforded, after work-up (MeCN), the complex [Ti2(OiPr)2(MeCN)L1]∙3.5MeCN (1∙3.5MeCN), whilst the oxo complex [Ti4(3-O)2(H2O)(L1)2]∙MeCN (2∙MeCN) was isolated via a... Read More about Titanium complexes bearing oxa- and azacalix[4, 6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of cyclic esters..

A Simple Turn-off Schiff Base Fluorescent Sensor for Copper (II) Ion and Its Application in Water Analysis (2021)
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Zhang, X., Shen, L. Y., Zhang, Q. L., Yang, X. J., Huang, Y. L., Redshaw, C., & Xu, H. (2021). A Simple Turn-off Schiff Base Fluorescent Sensor for Copper (II) Ion and Its Application in Water Analysis. Molecules, 26(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051233

An aniline-functionalized naphthalene dialdehyde Schiff base fluorescent probe L with aggregation-induced enhanced emission (AIEE) characteristics was synthesized via a simple one-step condensation reaction and exhibited excellent sensitivity and sel... Read More about A Simple Turn-off Schiff Base Fluorescent Sensor for Copper (II) Ion and Its Application in Water Analysis.

Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications (2021)
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Yang, D., Liu, M., Xiao, X., Tao, Z., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications. Coordination chemistry reviews, 434, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2020.213733

In recent years, cucurbit[n]urils (CB[n] or Q[n]s) have attracted considerable attention on account of their unique structural and host–guest binding properties. In this review, we provide an overview of their self-assembly into polymeric species via... Read More about Polymeric self-assembled cucurbit[n]urils: Synthesis, structures and applications.

Manipulating Surface Termination of Perovskite Manganate for Oxygen Activation (2021)
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Wang, X., Li, X., Chu, X., Cao, R., Qian, J., Cong, Y., …Feng, S. (in press). Manipulating Surface Termination of Perovskite Manganate for Oxygen Activation. Advanced Functional Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202006439

For ABO3 perovskite oxides, one of the key issues limiting their utilization in heterogeneous catalysis is the dominant presence of catalytically inactive A‐site cations at the surface. The engineering of B‐site terminated perovskites is considered a... Read More about Manipulating Surface Termination of Perovskite Manganate for Oxygen Activation.