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Vanadium(v) phenolate complexes for ring opening homo- and co-polymerisation of ε-caprolactone, L-lactide and rac-lactide (2015)
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Ge, F., Dan, Y., Al-Khafaji, Y., Prior, T. J., Jiang, L., Elsegood, M. R. J., & Redshaw, C. (2016). Vanadium(v) phenolate complexes for ring opening homo- and co-polymerisation of ε-caprolactone, L-lactide and rac-lactide. RSC advances, 6(6), 4792-4802. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5ra24816g

The vanadyl complexes [VO(OtBu)L¹ ] (1) and {[VO(OiPr)]₂ (μ-p-L²ᵖ)} (2) {[VO(OR)]₂ (μ-p-L²ᵐ )} (R = iPr 3, tBu 4) have been prepared from [VO(OR)₃ ] (R = nPr, iPr or tBu) and the respective phenol, namely 2,2′-ethylidenebis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenol) (... Read More about Vanadium(v) phenolate complexes for ring opening homo- and co-polymerisation of ε-caprolactone, L-lactide and rac-lactide.

A single chemosensor for multiple analytes: fluorogenic and ratiometric absorbance detection of Zn²⁺, Mg²⁺ and F⁻, and its cell imaging (2015)
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Li, L., Yun, S., Yuan-Hui, Z., Lan, M., Xi, Z., Redshaw, C., & Gang, W. (2016). A single chemosensor for multiple analytes: fluorogenic and ratiometric absorbance detection of Zn²⁺, Mg²⁺ and F⁻, and its cell imaging. Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, 226, 279-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2015.11.126

A simple coumarin based sensor 1 has been synthesized from the condensation reaction of 7-hydroxycoumarin and ethylenediamine via the intermediate 7-hydroxy-8-aldehyde-coumarin. As a multiple analysis sensor, 1 can monitor Zn²⁺ with the fluorescence... Read More about A single chemosensor for multiple analytes: fluorogenic and ratiometric absorbance detection of Zn²⁺, Mg²⁺ and F⁻, and its cell imaging.

A multichannel thiacalix[4]arene-based fluorescent chemosensor for Zn²⁺, F⁻ ions and imaging of living cells (2015)
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Ran, M., Zhao, J., Zhao, Y., Mou, L., Zeng, X., Redshaw, C., …Yamato, T. (2016). A multichannel thiacalix[4]arene-based fluorescent chemosensor for Zn²⁺, F⁻ ions and imaging of living cells. Supramolecular chemistry, 28(5-6), 418-426. https://doi.org/10.1080/10610278.2015.1109645

The fluorescent sensor (3) based on the 1,3-alternate conformation of the thiacalix[4]arene bearing the coumarin fluorophore, appended via an imino group, has been synthesised. Sensing properties were evaluated in terms of a colorimetric and fluoresc... Read More about A multichannel thiacalix[4]arene-based fluorescent chemosensor for Zn²⁺, F⁻ ions and imaging of living cells.

para-Selective C-H amidation of simple arenes with nitriles (2015)
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Xiang, S., Li, J., Huang, H., Feng, C., Ni, H., Chen, X., …Redshaw, C. (2015). para-Selective C-H amidation of simple arenes with nitriles. Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, 357(16-17), 3435-3440. https://doi.org/10.1002/adsc.201500651

A para-selective C-H amidation of simple arenes with nitriles has been developed. By increasing the amount of arenes, a further meta-selective C-H arylation of the produced amides occurred. Both steric and electronic effects are utilized to control t... Read More about para-Selective C-H amidation of simple arenes with nitriles.

Molybdenum (VI) imido complexes derived from chelating phenols : Synthesis, characterization and ɛ-Caprolactone ROP capability (2015)
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Al-Khafaji, Y., Prior, T., Redshaw, C., & Elsegood, M. (2015). Molybdenum (VI) imido complexes derived from chelating phenols : Synthesis, characterization and ɛ-Caprolactone ROP capability. Catalysts open access journal, 5(4), 1928-1947. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal5041928

Reaction of the bulky bi-phenols 2,2′-RCH[4,6-(t-Bu)₂C₆H₂OH]₂ (R = Me L¹ᵐᵉH₂, Ph L¹ᵖʰH₂) with the bis(imido) molybdenum(VI) tert-butoxides [Mo(NR¹)(NR²)(Ot-Bu)₂] (R¹ = R² = 2,6-C₆H₃-i-Pr₂; R¹ = t-Bu, R² = C₆F₅) afforded, following the successive remo... Read More about Molybdenum (VI) imido complexes derived from chelating phenols : Synthesis, characterization and ɛ-Caprolactone ROP capability.

Manganese coordination chemistry of bis(imino)phenoxide derived [2 + 2] Schiff-base macrocyclic ligands (2015)
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Yang, W., Zhao, K., Wang, B., Redshaw, C., Elsegood, M. R., Zhao, J., & Yamato, T. (in press). Manganese coordination chemistry of bis(imino)phenoxide derived [2 + 2] Schiff-base macrocyclic ligands. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 45(1), 226-236. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5dt03453a

The [2 + 2] Schiff base macrocycles [2,2'-(CH₂CH₂)(C₆H₄N)₂-2,6-(4-RC₆H₃OH)]₂ (IʳH₂), upon reaction with MnCl₂ (two equivalents) afforded the bimetallic complex [Cl₃Mn(NCMe)][MnCl(IᵗᵇᵘH₂)] (2). Under similar conditions, use of the related [2 + 2] oxy-... Read More about Manganese coordination chemistry of bis(imino)phenoxide derived [2 + 2] Schiff-base macrocyclic ligands.

A pyrene-armed hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene as a multi-sensor via synergistic and demetallation effects (2015)
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Redshaw, C., Fukuda, M., Jiang, X., Jin, C. C., Ni, X. L., Wu, C., …Zeng, X. (2015). A pyrene-armed hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene as a multi-sensor via synergistic and demetallation effects. Tetrahedron, 71(52), (9593-9597). doi:10.1016/j.tet.2015.11.004. ISSN 0040-4020

A new pyrene-armed hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene L has been synthesized, which exhibits a pronounced fluorescence enhancement response toward Cu²⁺ ions via a Zn²⁺ or Cd²⁺ triggered synergistic effect. Additionally, the L·Cu²⁺+ complex can subsequently... Read More about A pyrene-armed hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene as a multi-sensor via synergistic and demetallation effects.

Regio-selective substitution at the 1,3- and 6,8-positions of pyrene for the construction of small dipolar molecules (2015)
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Feng, X., Tomiyasu, H., Hu, J., Wei, X., Redshaw, C., Elsegood, M. R. J., …Yamato, T. (2015). Regio-selective substitution at the 1,3- and 6,8-positions of pyrene for the construction of small dipolar molecules. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 80(21), (10973-10978). doi:10.1021/acs.joc.5b02128. ISSN 0022-3263

© 2015 American Chemical Society. This article presents a novel asymmetrical functionalization strategy for the construction of dipolar molecules via efficient regioselective functionalization along the Z-axis of pyrene at both the 1,3- and 6,8-posit... Read More about Regio-selective substitution at the 1,3- and 6,8-positions of pyrene for the construction of small dipolar molecules.

Synthesis, crystal structure and complexation behaviour study of an efficient Cu2+ ratiometric fluorescent chemosensor based on thiacalix[4]arene (2015)
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Zhao, J., Tomiyasu, H., Wu, C., Cong, H., Zeng, X., Rahman, S., …Yamato, T. (2015). Synthesis, crystal structure and complexation behaviour study of an efficient Cu2+ ratiometric fluorescent chemosensor based on thiacalix[4]arene. Tetrahedron, 71(45), 8521-8527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2015.09.038

A new thiacalix[4]arene based fluorescent chemosensor L bearing two pyrenyl groups in a 1,3-alternate conformation has been synthesized, and its metal ion-binding and fluorescence-sensing properties were investigated in ethanol. The designed chemosen... Read More about Synthesis, crystal structure and complexation behaviour study of an efficient Cu2+ ratiometric fluorescent chemosensor based on thiacalix[4]arene.

Synthesis and conformational studies of chiral macrocyclic [1.1.1]metacyclophanes containing benzofuran rings (2015)
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Islam, M. M., Tomiyasu, H., Matsumoto, T., Tanaka, J., Rahman, S., Georghiou, P. E., …Yamato, T. (2015). Synthesis and conformational studies of chiral macrocyclic [1.1.1]metacyclophanes containing benzofuran rings. Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 13(34), 9055-9064. doi:10.1039/c5ob01002k

Macrocyclic [1.1.1]metacyclophanes (MCPs) containing benzene and benzofuran rings linked by methylene bridges and which can be viewed as calixarene analogues, have been synthesized by demethylation of [3.3.1]MCP-diones with trimethylsilyl iodide (TMS... Read More about Synthesis and conformational studies of chiral macrocyclic [1.1.1]metacyclophanes containing benzofuran rings.