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A fluorescent probe based on cucurbit[7]uril for the selective recognition of phenylalanine (2020)
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Shan, P. H., Kan, J. L., Deng, X. Y., Redshaw, C., Bian, B., Fan, Y., …Xiao, X. (2020). A fluorescent probe based on cucurbit[7]uril for the selective recognition of phenylalanine. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 233, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2020.118177

© 2020 Elsevier B.V. Herein we describe a simple fluorescence quenching method for the selective recognition and determination of the amino acid phenylalanine (Phe). The use of 1H NMR spectroscopy revealed that the alkaloid palmatine (PAL) can encaps... Read More about A fluorescent probe based on cucurbit[7]uril for the selective recognition of phenylalanine.

Use of titanium complexes bearing diphenolate or calix[n]arene ligands in α-olefin polymerization and the ROP of cyclic esters (2020)
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Santoro, O., & Redshaw, C. (2020). Use of titanium complexes bearing diphenolate or calix[n]arene ligands in α-olefin polymerization and the ROP of cyclic esters. Catalysts, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10020210

In this review, we discuss the use of titanium complexes bearing either bridged diphenolate or calix[n]arene (n = 4, 6, 8) ligation, in the formation of plastics from α-olefins or via the ring opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic esters. The synthe... Read More about Use of titanium complexes bearing diphenolate or calix[n]arene ligands in α-olefin polymerization and the ROP of cyclic esters.

Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties (2020)
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Zhang, H., Zhu, Z. Q., Zhou, F. H., Redshaw, C., Chen, K., & Xu, J. (2020). Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties. Journal of molecular structure, 1207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.127818

The solvothermal synthesis of three new 2D MOFs is reported. From the reaction of 3,5-di(1H-imidazol- 1-yl)pyridine (dip) and the metal salts Co(NO3)2$6H2O, Cd(NO3)2$4H2O or Zn(NO3)2$4H2O, the three MOFs [Co(dip)2(SCN)2] (1), {[Cd(dip)2(H2O)2]$(NO3... Read More about Two dimensional coordination polymers based on 3,5-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)pyridine and their fluorescence properties.

Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies (2020)
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Alshamrani, A. F., Prior, T. J., Burke, B. P., Roberts, D. P., Archibald, S. J., Higham, L. J., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies. Inorganic chemistry, 59(4), 2367-2378. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03239

Reaction of [ReOCl3(PPh3)2] or [ReO2I(PPh3)2] with 2,2′-diphenylglycine (dpgH2) in refluxing ethanol afforded the air-stable complex [ReO(dpgH)(dpg)(PPh3)] (1). Treatment of [ReO(OEt)I2(PPh3)2] with 1,2,3-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) afforded the... Read More about Water-Soluble Rhenium Phosphine Complexes Incorporating the Ph2C(X) Motif (X = O–, NH–): Structural and Cytotoxicity Studies.

Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2020)
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Elsegood, M. R., Bedwell, E. V., Sun, Z., Zhao, Y., Santoro, O., Elsegood, M. R. J., …Redshaw, C. (2020). Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Catalysis science & technology, 10(6), 1619-1639. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cy02571e

The known dichloride complexes [TiCl2L(O)2(OR)2] (type I: R = Me (1), n-Pr (2) and n-pentyl (3); L(OH)2(OR)2 = 1,3-dialkyloxy-p-tert-butylcalix[4]arene), together with the new complexes {[TiL(O)3(OR)]2(μ-Cl)2}·6MeCN (R = n-decyl (4·6MeCN)), and [Ti(N... Read More about Use of titanocalix[4]arenes in the ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.

Studies on Lewis-Acid Induced Reactions of 8-Methoxy[2.2]metacyclophanes: A New Synthetic Route to Alkylated Pyrenes (2020)
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Monarul Islam, M., Feng, X., Wang, C. Z., Rahman, S., Alodhayb, A., Georghiou, P. E., …Yamato, T. (2020). Studies on Lewis-Acid Induced Reactions of 8-Methoxy[2.2]metacyclophanes: A New Synthetic Route to Alkylated Pyrenes. ChemistrySelect, 5(4), 1269-1274. https://doi.org/10.1002/slct.201903048

Anti-8-methoxy[2.2]metacyclophanes (MCPs) 5 a–b were obtained via pyrolysis of the corresponding syn-thiatetraoxide cyclophanes 4 a–b. Coupling reactions of 4-tert-butyl-1-methoxy-2,6-bis(mercaptomethyl)benzenes 1 a–b and 1,5-bis(chloro-methyl)-2,4-d... Read More about Studies on Lewis-Acid Induced Reactions of 8-Methoxy[2.2]metacyclophanes: A New Synthetic Route to Alkylated Pyrenes.

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).