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.
Structural Characterization and Optical Properties of Two Copper(I)-Iodide BODIPY Coordination Polymers . H. Hassanain, E.S. Davies, W. Lewis, D. L. Kays and N. R. Champness, CrystEngComm, 2019, in press .
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.
Restricting Shuttling in Bis(imidazole)-Pillararene Rotaxanes Using Metal Coordination. P. Langer, L. Yang, C.R. Pfeiffer, W. Lewis, N.R. Champness, Dalton Trans. , 2019, 48 , 58-64.
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.
A Thionated Perylene diimide – Phenothiazine Dyad. Synthesis, Structure and Electrochemical Studies . N. Pearce, E.S. Davies, W. Lewis, N.R. Champness, ACS Omega, 2018, 3 , 14236-14244.
Synthesis of Hydrophobic MIL-53(Al)-nanoparticles in Low Weight Alcohols: Systematic Investigation of Solvent Effects. J. Warfsmann, B. Tokay, N.R. Champness, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20 , 4666-4675.
Influence of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions on Nuclearity and Structure of Palladium Tiara-like Complexes. H.J. Martin, C.R. Pfeiffer, W. Lewis, N.R. Champness, ACS Omega , 2018, 3 , 8769−8776.
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.
Metal-organic Nanosheets Step into the Spotlight. N.R. Champness, Chem ., 2018, 4 , 933-934.
Perylene Diimide Triple Helix Formation in the Solid-State. S.L. Haddow, D.J. Ring, H. Bagha, H. Nowell, N. Pearce, H. Nowell, A.J. Blake, W. Lewis, J. McMaster, N.R. Champness, Cryst. Growth Des ., 2018, 18 , 802−807.
Thionated Naphthalene Diimides: Tuneable Chromophores for Applications in Photoactive Dyads. N. Pearce, E.S. Davies, R. Horvath, C.R. Pfeiffer, X-Z. Sun, W. Lewis, J. McMaster, M.W. George, N.R. Champness, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. , 2018, 20 , 752-764.