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Halogen-substituted ureas for anion binding: solid state and solution studies (2017)
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Casula, A., Fornasier, M., Montis, R., Bettoschi, A., Argent, S. P., Blake, A. J., …Caltagirone, C. (in press). Halogen-substituted ureas for anion binding: solid state and solution studies. Supramolecular Chemistry, doi:10.1080/10610278.2017.1377343. ISSN 1061-0278

Herein, we report the synthesis and the anion binding properties of a family of N,N′-diphenylureas L1-L15, bearing on the aromatic ring(s) halogens (chlorine and iodine) and/or nitro or trifluoromethyl electron-withdrawing groups. The analysis of the... Read More

The effect of carboxylate position on the structure of a metal organic framework derived from cyclotriveratrylene (2016)
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Martin, A. D., Easun, T. L., Argent, S. P., Lewis, W., Blake, A. J., & Schröder, M. (in press). The effect of carboxylate position on the structure of a metal organic framework derived from cyclotriveratrylene. CrystEngComm, 19, doi:10.1039/C6CE01965J. ISSN 1466-8033

Two cyclotriveratrylene-based ligands H3L1 and H3L2 have been synthesised using microwave heating and used in the formation of 1 [Zn2(L1)(DMA)2(CH3COO)] and 2 [Zn6(L2)4(DMA)6(H2O)5] (DMA = N,N-dimethylacetamide). 1 displays an unusual trigonal paddle... Read More

Amides do not always work: observation of guest binding in an amide-functionalised porous host (2016)
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Benson, O., Da Silva, I., Argent, S. P., Cabot, R., Savage, M., Godfrey, H. G., …Schröder, M. (2016). Amides do not always work: observation of guest binding in an amide-functionalised porous host. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(45), doi:10.1021/jacs.6b08059. ISSN 0002-7863

An amide-functionalised metal organic frame-work (MOF) material, MFM-136, shows a high CO2 uptake of 12.6 mmol g-1 at 20 bar and 298 K. MFM-136 is the first example of acylamide pyrimidyl isophthalate MOF without open metal sites, and thus provides a... Read More

Selective adsorption of sulfur dioxide in a robust metal-organic framework material (2016)
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Savage, M., Cheng, Y., Easun, T. L., Eyley, J. E., Argent, S. P., Warren, M. R., …Schröder, M. (2016). Selective adsorption of sulfur dioxide in a robust metal-organic framework material. Advanced Materials, 28(39), doi:10.1002/adma.201602338. ISSN 0935-9648

Selective adsorption of SO2 is realized in a porous metal–organic framework material, and in-depth structural and spectroscopic investigations using X-rays, infrared, and neutrons define the underlying interactions that cause SO2 to bind more strongl... Read More

Assembly of high nuclearity clusters from a family of tripodal tris-carboxylate ligands (2016)
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Argent, S. P., Tarassova, I., Greenaway, A., Nowell, H., Barnett, S. A., Warren, M. R., …Blake, A. J. (2016). Assembly of high nuclearity clusters from a family of tripodal tris-carboxylate ligands. Polyhedron, 120, doi:10.1016/j.poly.2016.04.029. ISSN 0277-5387

A family of four tris-carboxylic acid ligands 1,3,5-tris(4′-carboxybiphenyl-2-yl)benzene (H3L1), 1,3,5-tris-2-carboxyphenylbenzene (H3L2), 1,3,5-tris(4″-carboxy-para-terphenyl-2-yl)benzene (H3L3) and 1,3,5-tris(3′-carboxybiphenyl-2-yl)benzene (H3L4)... Read More

Thymine functionalised porphyrins, synthesis and heteromolecular surface-based self-assembly (2014)
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Slater, A. G., Hu, Y., Yang, L., Argent, S. P., Lewis, W., Blunt, M. O., & Champness, N. R. (in press). Thymine functionalised porphyrins, synthesis and heteromolecular surface-based self-assembly. RSC Advances, 6, doi:10.1039/C4SC03531C. ISSN 2046-2069

The synthesis and surface-based self-assembly of thymine-functionalised porphyrins is described. Reaction of 1-formylphenyl-3-benzoyl-thymine with suitable pyrollic species leads to the formation of tetra-(phenylthymine)porphyrin (tetra-TP) or mono-t... Read More