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Using supercritical CO2 in the preparation of metal-organic frameworks: Investigating effects on crystallisation (2019)
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Elsegood, M. R., Doan, H. V., Cheng, F., Dyirakumunda, T., Elsegood, M., Chin, J., …Ting, V. P. (2020). Using supercritical CO2 in the preparation of metal-organic frameworks: Investigating effects on crystallisation. Crystals, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst10010017

© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. In this report, we explore the use of supercritical CO2 (scCO2) in the synthesis of well-known metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) including Zn-MOF-74 and UiO-66, as well as on the preparation of... Read More about Using supercritical CO2 in the preparation of metal-organic frameworks: Investigating effects on crystallisation.

Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2019)
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Xiao, L., Zhao, Y., Qiao, S., Sun, Z., Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 49(5), 1456-1472. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9dt04332b

A series of organoaluminium imino-amido complexes of the type {[ArNC(Me2)C(Me)NAr]AlMe2} (Ar = 2,6-iPr2C6H3 (1), Ar = 2,6-Et2C6H3 (2); Ar = 2,6-Me2C6H3 (3) have been prepared via reaction of AlR3 and the respective α-diimine. Similar reaction of the... Read More about Synthesis and structures of mono- and di-nuclear aluminium and zinc complexes bearing α-diimine and related ligands, and their use in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish (2019)
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Fang, J., Zhao, J., Liao, X., Zeng, X., Chen, K., Wei, X., …Jin, Z. (2019). Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish. Inorganic chemistry, 58(21), 14720-14727 . https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02364

Although alkaline earth metal cations play an important role in our daily life, little attention has been paid to the field of fast quantitative analysis of their content due to a lack of satisfactory precision and a fast and convenient means of dete... Read More about Molecular Tweezers-like Calix[4]arene Based Alkaline Earth Metal Cation (Ca2+, Sr2+, and Ba2+) Chemosensor and Its Imaging in Living Cells and Zebrafish.

Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7) (2019)
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Xiao, Z., Zhou, Y., Xu, W., Prior, T. J., Bian, B., Redshaw, C., …Xiao, X. (2019). Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 43(37), 14938-14943 . https://doi.org/10.1039/c9nj03254a

The interaction between the cucuribit[n]urils (Q[n]), where n = 6 or 7, and the guest N,N/-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine (G) has been studied in aqueous solution by 1H NMR spectroscopy, electronic absorption spectroscopy and Is... Read More about Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N ′-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7).

Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle (2019)
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Wang, K., Prior, T. J., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 55(75), 11279-11282 . https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cc04494a

Homo-dinuclear Co and Zn complexes derived from the macrocycle LH2, {[2-(OH)-5-(R)-C6H2-1,3-(CH)2][CH2CH2(2-C6H4N)2]}2 (R = Me, tBu), revealed near inactivity for the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of the cyclic esters δ-valerolactone (δ-VL) and ϵ... Read More about Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle.

Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates (2019)
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Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Nigam, S., Brookfield, A., McInnes, E. J., Prior, T. J., Archibald, S. J., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates. Polyhedron, 171, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.06.051

The interaction of [VO(acac)2] with 2,6-bis(hydroxymethyl)-4-methylphenol (L1H3) or 6,6/-methylenebis(4-tert-butyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)phenol) (L2H4) in refluxing toluene afforded, following work-up in ethanol, the complexes [VOL1]2 (1) and {[VO(acac)(H... Read More about Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates.

A hemicyanine and cucurbit[n]uril inclusion complex: competitive guest binding of cucurbit[7]uril and cucurbit[8]uril (2019)
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Xu, W., Kan, J., Redshaw, C., Bian, B., Fan, Y., Tao, Z., & Xiao, X. (2019). A hemicyanine and cucurbit[n]uril inclusion complex: competitive guest binding of cucurbit[7]uril and cucurbit[8]uril. Supramolecular chemistry, 31(7), 457-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/10610278.2019.1624748

The interaction between the hemicyanine indole derivative H and the cucubit[n]urils Q[7] and Q[8] has been studied using 1H NMR and UV spectroscopy as well as by fluorescence experiments. Competitive studies on the inclusion of H by Q[7] and Q[8] hav... Read More about A hemicyanine and cucurbit[n]uril inclusion complex: competitive guest binding of cucurbit[7]uril and cucurbit[8]uril.

An efficient ICT-based ratio/colorimetric tripodal azobenzene probe for the recognition/discrimination of F−, AcO− and H2PO4− anions (2019)
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Liao, X., Fang, J., Zhao, J., Ruan, Q., Zeng, X., Luo, Q., & Redshaw, C. (2019). An efficient ICT-based ratio/colorimetric tripodal azobenzene probe for the recognition/discrimination of F−, AcO− and H2PO4− anions. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 221, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2019.117174

The tripodal probe L was readily prepared via introducing rhodamine and azobenzene groups in a two-step procedure. Studies of the recognition properties indicated that probe L exhibited high sensitivity and selectivity towards F−, AcO− and H2PO4− thr... Read More about An efficient ICT-based ratio/colorimetric tripodal azobenzene probe for the recognition/discrimination of F−, AcO− and H2PO4− anions.

Alkyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts encapsulated in the cavity of cucurbit[10]uril (2019)
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Xu, W., Liu, M., Escaño, M. C., Redshaw, C., Bian, B., Fan, Y., …Xiao, X. (in press). Alkyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts encapsulated in the cavity of cucurbit[10]uril. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9nj01089k

The interaction between cucuribit[10]uril (Q[10]) and a series of 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts bearing aliphatic substituents at the pyridinium nitrogen, namely 4-(C4H8N)C5H5NRBr, where R = Et (g1), n-butyl (g2), n-pentyl (g3), n-hexyl (g4), n-octyl... Read More about Alkyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts encapsulated in the cavity of cucurbit[10]uril.

Synthesis, structures and Lewis‐Acid‐Induced isomerization of 8‐Methoxy[2.2]metaparacyclophanes and a DFT study (2019)
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Islam, M. M., Feng, X., Rahman, S., Georghiou, P. E., Matsumoto, T., Tanaka, J., …Yamato, T. (2019). Synthesis, structures and Lewis‐Acid‐Induced isomerization of 8‐Methoxy[2.2]metaparacyclophanes and a DFT study. ChemistrySelect, 4(13), 3630-3635. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201900190

Methyl substituted 8‐methoxy[2.2]MPCPs 8 a–b were obtained via thiacyclophane and its oxidized products. Lewis acid‐catalyzed (AlCl3‐MeNO2) reactions of 5‐tert‐butyl‐8‐methoxy‐12,13,15,16‐tetramethyl[2.2]MPCP 8 b under various conditions led to trans... Read More about Synthesis, structures and Lewis‐Acid‐Induced isomerization of 8‐Methoxy[2.2]metaparacyclophanes and a DFT study.