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Synthesis, characterisation and ROP catalytic evaluation of Cu(II) complexes bearing 2,2ʹ-diphenylglycine-derived moieties (2020)
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Alshamrani, A. F. A., Santoro, O., Ounsworth, S., Prior, T. J., Stasiuk, G. J., & Redshaw, C. (2021). Synthesis, characterisation and ROP catalytic evaluation of Cu(II) complexes bearing 2,2ʹ-diphenylglycine-derived moieties. Polyhedron, 195, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2020.114977

The treatment of CuX2 (X = Cl, Br) with an equimolar amount of 2-2ʹ-diphenylglycine (DpgH) in EtOH at reflux afforded, after work up, the complexes [CuCl(Dpg)(EtOH)]2 (1) and [(CuBr2)2(Dpg)2Cu(EtOH)4] (2), respectively. The compounds were obtained mi... Read More about Synthesis, characterisation and ROP catalytic evaluation of Cu(II) complexes bearing 2,2ʹ-diphenylglycine-derived moieties.

Synthesis, structure and gas adsorption properties of coordination polymers based on mixed imidazole-containing ligands and carboxylate ligands (2020)
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Zhao, J. L., Wu, C., Redshaw, C., & Jin, Z. (2020). Synthesis, structure and gas adsorption properties of coordination polymers based on mixed imidazole-containing ligands and carboxylate ligands. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 517, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2020.120193

Herein, we report the synthesis of two novel coordination polymers using a combination of imidazole-containing ligands, namely 1,3,5-tris((1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl)benzene (L1) and 3,3′,5,5′-tetra(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-1,1′-biphenyl (L2) and a carboxylate... Read More about Synthesis, structure and gas adsorption properties of coordination polymers based on mixed imidazole-containing ligands and carboxylate ligands.

Short axially asymmetrically 1,3-disubstituted pyrene-based color-tunable emitters: Synthesis, characterization and optical properties (2020)
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Wang, C. Z., Pang, Z. J., Yu, Z. D., Zeng, Z. X., Zhao, W. X., Zhou, Z. Y., …Yamato, T. (2021). Short axially asymmetrically 1,3-disubstituted pyrene-based color-tunable emitters: Synthesis, characterization and optical properties. Tetrahedron, 78, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2020.131828

© 2020 Elsevier Ltd In contrast to conventional pyrene-based emitters which feature D-π-A type structures, a new class of emitters possessing a short axis are gaining interest owing to both their academic importance and promising applications in orga... Read More about Short axially asymmetrically 1,3-disubstituted pyrene-based color-tunable emitters: Synthesis, characterization and optical properties.

Vanadium complexes derived from oxacalix[6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of ε-caprolactone/δ-valerolactone and ethylene polymerization (2020)
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Xing, T., Prior, T. J., Elsegood, M. R. J., Soshnikov, I. E., Semikolenova, N. V., Bryliakov, K. P., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Vanadium complexes derived from oxacalix[6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of ε-caprolactone/δ-valerolactone and ethylene polymerization. Catalysis science & technology, https://doi.org/10.1039/d0cy01979h

Reaction of Na[VO(tBuO)4] (generated in-situ from VOCl3 and NaOtBu) with p-tert-butyltetrahomodioxacalix[6]areneH6 (L1H6) afforded, after work-up (in MeCN), the mixed-metal complex [(VO)2(μ-O)Na2(L1)(MeCN)4]·5(MeCN) (1·5MeCN), whilst the oxo complex... Read More about Vanadium complexes derived from oxacalix[6]arenes: structural studies and use in the ring opening homo-/co-polymerization of ε-caprolactone/δ-valerolactone and ethylene polymerization.

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.

Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens for Direct Exfoliation of 2D Layered Materials in Ethanol (2020)
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Zhao, Y., Gao, W., Yang, Y., Zhang, H., Redshaw, C., Feng, X., …Tang, B. Z. (2020). Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens for Direct Exfoliation of 2D Layered Materials in Ethanol. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 7(21), https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202000795

© 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH Aggregation-induced emission (AIE) luminogens are an important type of advanced functional materials with fantastic optical properties and have found potential applications in organic electronics, biochemistry, and molecular ima... Read More about Aggregation-Induced Emission Luminogens for Direct Exfoliation of 2D Layered Materials in Ethanol.

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.