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Thionated perylene diimide–phenothiazine dyad: synthesis, structure, and electrochemical studies (2018)
Journal Article
Pearce, N., Davies, E. S., Lewis, W., & Champness, N. R. (2018). Thionated perylene diimide–phenothiazine dyad: synthesis, structure, and electrochemical studies. ACS Omega, 3(10), 14236-14244. doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b02457

Perylene diimides (PDIs) are promising candidates for n-type semiconductor materials and, thus, for use in organic electronics. Thionation of the imide moiety provides an efficient strategy to control the donor−acceptor gap of these types of compounds... Read More

Selective reduction and homologation of carbon monoxide by organometallic iron complexes (2018)
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Sharpe, H. R., Geer, A. M., Taylor, L. J., Gridley, B. M., Blundell, T. J., Blake, A. J., …Kays, D. L. (2018). Selective reduction and homologation of carbon monoxide by organometallic iron complexes. Nature Communications, 9, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06242. ISSN 2041-1723

Carbon monoxide is a key C1 feedstock for the industrial production of hydrocarbons, where it is used to make millions of tonnes of chemicals, fuels, and solvents per annum. Many transition metal complexes can coordinate CO2 but the formation of new... Read More

Influence of hydrogen-bonding interactions on nuclearity and structure of palladium tiara-like complexes (2018)
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Martin, H. J., Pfeiffer, C. R., Davies, E. S., Davis, A. L., Lewis, W., & Champness, N. R. (2018). Influence of hydrogen-bonding interactions on nuclearity and structure of palladium tiara-like complexes. ACS Omega, 3(8), 8769-8776. doi:10.1021/acsomega.8b01133

The role of intramolecular hydrogen-bonding interactions upon the nuclearity of palladium tiara-like complexes is reported herein. The synthesis of three palladium tiaras is described with three related thiolate ligands that vary in their hydrogen-bo... Read More

Thionated perylene diimides with intense absorbance in the near-IR (2015)
Journal Article
Llewellyn, B. A., Davies, S. E., Pfeiffer, C. R., Cooper, M., Lewis, W., & Champness, N. R. (2015). Thionated perylene diimides with intense absorbance in the near-IR. Chemical Communications, doi:10.1039/C5CC09962E. ISSN 1359-7345

A synthetic strategy involving a combination of tetra-thionation and amine substitution in the bay region of a perylene diimide (PDI) leads to remarkable examples of neutral PDIs with intense absorption maxima in the near infrared. Generation of the... Read More