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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. X., Chen, K., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular chemistry of substituted cucurbit[: N] urils. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 7(17), 3217-3246. 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 focus on the recognition properties o... 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.

A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts (2020)
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Xu, W., Zhu, X., Bian, B., Xiao, X., Tao, Z., & Redshaw, C. (2020). A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts. Chemistry, 2(2), 262-273. https://doi.org/10.3390/chemistry2020017

The interaction between cucurbit[7]uril (Q[7]) and a series of 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salts bearing aliphatic substituents at the pyridinium nitrogen, namely 4-(C4H8N)C5H5NRBr, where R = H (C0), Et (C2), n-butyl (C4), n-hexyl (C6), has been studied... Read More about A Study of the Interaction between Cucurbit[7]uril and Alkyl Substituted 4-Pyrrolidinopyridinium Salts.

A turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base (2020)
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Xie, H. F., Yu, C. J., Huang, Y. L., Xu, H., Zhang, Q. L., Sun, X. H., …Redshaw, C. (2020). A turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 4(5), 1500-1506. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9qm00759h

A non-planar tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base fluorescent probe (TPE-An-Py) with aggregation-induced enhanced emission (AIEE) characteristics was synthesized via a classical Knoevenagel condensation reaction, and exhibit... Read More about A turn-off fluorescent probe for the detection of Cu2+ based on a tetraphenylethylene-functionalized salicylaldehyde Schiff-base.

A pyrenyl-appended C3v-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide (2020)
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Xie, H. F., Wu, C., Zou, J., Yang, Y. X., Xu, H., Zhang, Q. L., …Yamato, T. (2020). A pyrenyl-appended C3v-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide. Dyes and pigments : an international journal, 178, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2020.108340

A new C3v-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene L bearing pyrene moieties as fluorophores has been designed and synthesized. L exhibits a significant fluorescence quenching response to I− even when in the presence of other potentially competing anion... Read More about A pyrenyl-appended C3v-symmetric hexahomotrioxacalix[3]arene for selective fluorescence sensing of iodide.

Supramolecular assemblies controlled by cucurbit[: N] uril size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10) (2020)
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Dalgarno, S. J., Xu, W., De Ng, X., Xiao, X., Bian, B., Chen, Q., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Supramolecular assemblies controlled by cucurbit[: N] uril size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 44(11), 4311-4318. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0nj00087f

This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. A benzyl substituted 4-pyrrolidinopyridinium salt (G) with multiple active sites including benzyl, pyridinium and pyrrole groups has been synthesiz... Read More about Supramolecular assemblies controlled by cucurbit[: N] uril size (n = 6, 7, 8 and 10).