The research group led by Neil Champness at the University of Birmingham pursues research into 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.
Mechanically Interlocked Molecular Handcuffs. N. Pearce, M. Tarnowska, N. Andersen, A. Wahrhaftig-Lewis, B.S. Pilgrim, N.R. Champness, Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 3915–3941.
Selective Photoinduced Charge Separation in Perylenediimide-Pillararene Rotaxanes N. Pearce, K. E. A. Reynolds, S. Kayal, X. Z. Sun, E. S. Davies, F. Malagreca, C. J. Schürmann, S. Ito, A. Yamano, S. P. Argent, M. W. George, N. R. Champness, . Nat. Commun., 2022, 13, 415
Retention of Perylene Diimide Optical Properties in Solid-State Materials Through Tethering to Nanodiamonds A.R.Y. Almuhana, P. Langer, S.L. Griffin, R. W. Lodge, G.A. Rance and N.R. Champness, . J. Mater. Chem. C., 2021, 9, 10317-10323
Molecular Dopant Determines the Structure of a Physisorbed Self-Assembled Molecular Network. R. Steeno, A. Minoia, M.C. Gimenez-Lopez, M.O. Blunt, N.R. Champness, R. Lazzaroni, K. S. Mali, S. De Feyter, . Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 1454-1457
Gas separation performance of the Metal Organic Framework (MOF) assisted Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIM-1) thin film composite membranes. E. Aliyev, J. Warfsman, B. Tokay, S. Shishatskiy, J. Lillepaerg, C. Abetz, V. Filiz, N. R. Champness, V. Abetz, . ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2021, 9, 684-694
Porous Metal-Organic Polyhedra: Morphology, Porosity and Guest Binding. S. P. Argent, I. da Silva, A. Greenaway, M. Savage, J. Humby, A. J. Davies, H. Nowell, W. Lewis, P. Manuel, C. C. Tang, A. J. Blake, M. W. George, A. V. Markevich, E. Besley, S. Yang, N. R. Champness and M. Schröder, Inorg. Chem, 2020, 59, 15646-15658 .
Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Investigations of Perylene Peri-Tetracarbonyl Species. N. Pearce, E.S. Davies and N.R. Champness, Dyes Pigm., 2020, 183, 108735 .
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
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.