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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.

Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens and their applications (2019)
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Islam, M. M., Hu, Z., Wang, Q., Redshaw, C., & Feng, X. (2019). Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens and their applications. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9qm00090a

"Unity is force"-Aesop. It is a common phenomenon that traditional chromophores exhibit high fluorescence in dilute solution yet luminescence is quenched at high concentrations or in the aggregate state, ie “aggregation-caused quenching” (ACQ). Tang... Read More about Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens and their applications.

Cyclotrimerization of alkynes catalyzed by a self-supported cyclic tri-nuclear nickel(0) complex with α-diimine ligands (2019)
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Shen, L., Zhao, Y., Luo, Q., Li, Q., Liu, B., Redshaw, C., …Yang, X. (2019). Cyclotrimerization of alkynes catalyzed by a self-supported cyclic tri-nuclear nickel(0) complex with α-diimine ligands. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 48(14), 4643-4649. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9dt00819e

A cyclic tri-nuclear α-diimine nickel(0) complex [{Ni(μ-LMe-2,4)}3] (2) was synthesized from a “pre-organized”, trimerized trigonal LNiBr2-type precursor [Ni3(μ2-Br)3(μ3-Br)2(LMe-2,4)3]·Br (1; LMe-2,4 = [(2,4-Me2C6H3)NC(Me)]2). In complex 2, the α-di... Read More about Cyclotrimerization of alkynes catalyzed by a self-supported cyclic tri-nuclear nickel(0) complex with α-diimine ligands.

Pyrene-based blue emitters with aggregation-induced emission features for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes (2019)
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Feng, X., Xu, Z., Hu, Z., Qi, C., Luo, D., Zhao, X., …Tang, B. Z. (2019). Pyrene-based blue emitters with aggregation-induced emission features for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes. Journal of materials chemistry. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. C, Materials for optical and electronic devices /, doi:10.1039/c8tc05547e

Pyrene is a representative aggregation-caused quenching (ACQ) chromophore. Herein, by introducing tetraphenylethylene or triphenylethylene with a typical aggregation-induced emission (AIE) characteristic at its 2,7-positions, we have succeeded in con... Read More about Pyrene-based blue emitters with aggregation-induced emission features for high-performance organic light-emitting diodes.

Mono-oxo molybdenum(VI) and tungsten(VI) complexes bearing chelating aryloxides: synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters (2018)
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Sun, Z., Zhao, Y., Prior, T. J., Elsegood, M. R., Wang, K., Xing, T., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Mono-oxo molybdenum(VI) and tungsten(VI) complexes bearing chelating aryloxides: synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 48(4), 1454-1466. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8dt04566f

The mono-oxo aryloxide complexes [M(O)(L1)2] (M = Mo (1·hexane), W(2·2MeCN)) have been prepared from [Mo(O)(Cl)4] or [W(O)(Ot-Bu)4] and two equivalents of the di-phenol 2,2/-ethylidenebis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenol) L1H2, respectively. Use of in-situ ge... Read More about Mono-oxo molybdenum(VI) and tungsten(VI) complexes bearing chelating aryloxides: synthesis, structure and ring opening polymerization of cyclic esters.