The research group led by Neil Champness is concerned with supramolecular chemistry and all aspects of molecular organisation. This includes the understanding of supramolecular organisation in the solid-state via crystal engineering, solution phase self-assembly processes and supramolecular surface assembly.
Details of our research can be found here but our studies encompass Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), surface self-assembly, mechanically interlocked molecules and the synthesis and study of organic materials and dye molecules.
On-surface chemical reactions characterised by ultrahigh resolution scanning probe microscopyA. Sweetman, N.R. Champness, and A. Saywell, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020, 49, 4189-4202 .
Isolating Reactive Metal-based Species in Metal-organic Frameworks – Viable Strategies and Opportunities. R. J. Young, M. T. Huxley, E. Pardo, N. R. Champness, C. J. Sumby, C. Doonan, Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 4031-4050 .
per-Alkoxy-pillararenes as Electron Donors: Electrochemical Properties of Dimethoxy-Pillararene and its Corresponding Rotaxane. N. Pearce, E.S. Davies, N.R. Champness, . Molecules, 2020, 25, 1627
A Periodic Table of Metal-organic Frameworks . S.L. Griffin, N.R. Champness, . Coord. Chem. Rev., 2020, 414, 213295
Influence of Molecular Design on Radical Spin Multiplicity: Characterisation of BODIPY Dyad and Triad Radical Anions . B. Mangham, M.W.D. Hanson-Heine, E.S. Davies, A. Wriglesworth, M.W. George, W. Lewis, D.L. Kays, J. McMaster, N.A. Besley, N.R. Champness, . Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, 4429-4438
Synthesis of MIL-53 Thin-films by Vapour-Assisted Conversion . J. Warfsmann, B. Tokay, N.R. Champness, . CrystEngComm, 2020, 22, 1009-1017
Two-Dimensional Networks of Thiocyanuric Acid and Imine Bases Assisted by Weak Hydrogen Bonds. S.P. Argent, E. Golden, D.J. Ring, A.J. Blake, N.R. Champness, . Cryst. Growth Des., 2019, 19, 5945−5954
Isomer Interconversion Studied through Single crystal-to-single crystal Transformations in a Metal-Organic Framework Matrix M.T. Huxley, R.J. Young, W.M. Bloch, N.R. Champness, C.J. Sumby, C.J. Doonan, Organometallics, 2019, 38, 3412−3418 .
Synthesis and Characterisation of Rylene Diimide Dimers Using Molecular Handcuffs L. Yang, P. Langer, E.S. Davies, M. Baldoni, K. Wickham, N.A. Besley, E. Besley, N.R. Champness, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10 , 3723-3732.
Controlling the two-dimensional self-assembly of functionalized porphyrins via adenine-thymine (ATAT) quartet formation. M.O. Blunt, Y. Hu, C.W. Toft, A.G. Slater, W. Lewis, N.R. Champness, J. Phys. Chem. C. , 2018, 122, 26070-26079.
Protecting-Group-Free Site-Selective Reactions in a Metal-organic Framework Reaction Vessel . M.T. Huxley, A. Burgun, H. Ghodrati, C.J. Coghlan, A. Lemieux, N.R. Champness, D.M. Huang, C.J. Doonan, C.J. Sumby, J. Am. Chem. Soc ., 2018, 140 , 6416-6425.