• Activating ATRP Initiators to Incorporate End-Group Modularity into Photo-RAFT Polymerization 

      Hakobyan, Karen; McErlean, Christopher S.P.; Muellner, Markus
      Published 2020
      Heterogeneous photocatalysis is increasingly used in reversible deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP). In this study, we found that alkyl bromide redox chemistry typically found in atom transfer radical polymerization ...
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    • Advances in Anion Receptor Chemistry 

      Chen, Lijun; Berry, Stuart N.; Wu, Xin; Howe, Ethan N.W.; Gale, Philip A.
      Published 2020-01-01
      This review covers advances in anion complexation in the years 2017 and 2018. The review focuses on the applications of anion receptor chemistry, including sensing, self-assembly, extraction, transport, catalysis, and ...
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    • Advances in applied supramolecular technologies 

      Williams, George T.; Haynes, Cally J.E.; Fares, Mohamed; Caltagirone, Claudia; Hiscock, Jennifer; Gale, Philip A.
      Published 2021
      Supramolecular chemistry is a comparatively young field that to date has mainly been focused on building a foundation of fundamental understanding. With much progress in this area, researchers are seeking to apply this ...
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    • Anion Recognition Using a Simple Cyclic Peptide 

      Sergeant, Genevieve; Jolliffe, Katrina
      Published 2020
      The head-to-tail cyclic hexapeptide, [cyclo(Val-Thr)3], was found to bind to a range of anions in DMSO-d6 with higher affinity for tetrahedral oxo-anions than halides. 1H NMR spectroscopy indicated that anion binding results ...
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    • Confinement Assembly of ABC Triblock Terpolymers for the High-Yield Synthesis of Janus Nanorings 

      Steinhaus, Andrea; Chakroun, Ramzi; Nghiem, Tai-Lam; Muellner, Markus; Hildebrandt, Marcus; Groeschel, Andre H.
      Published 2019
      Block copolymers are versatile building blocks for the self-assembly of functional nanostructures in bulk and solution. While spheres, cylinders, and bilayer sheets are thermodynamically preferred shapes and frequently ...
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    • Cylindrical Zwitterionic Particles via Interpolyelectrolyte Complexation on Molecular Polymer Brushes 

      Muellner, Markus; Nonappa; Mahon, Clare S.; Pelras, Theophile
      Published 2020
      The fabrication of macromolecular architectures with high aspect ratio and well‐defined internal and external morphologies remains a challenge. The combination of template chemistry and self‐assembly concepts to construct ...
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    • Design of Chiral Supramolecular Polymers Exhibiting a Negative Nonlinear Response 

      Chen, Xuan-Xuan; Lin, Xiao-Yan; Wu, Xin; Gale, Philip A.; Anslyn, Eric V.; Jiang, Yun-Bao
      Published 2019-01-01
      Many synthetic and supramolecular chiral polymeric systems are known to exhibit the “majority rules effect” (MRE), a positive nonlinear response in which a small enantiomeric excess (ee) of the chiral building blocks leads ...
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    • Development of a library of thiophene-based drug-like LEGO molecules: evaluation of their anion binding, transport properties and cytotoxicity 

      Vieira, Paulo; Miranda, Margarida Q.; Marques, Igor; Carvalho, Sílvia; Li-Jun, Chen; Howe, Ethan N.W.; Zhen, Carl; Leung, Claudia Y.; Spooner, Michael J.; Morgado, Bárbara; da Cruz e Silva, Odete A.B.; Moiteiro, Cristina; Gale, Philip A.; Félix, Vítor
      Published 2020-01-01
      The anion binding and transport properties of an extensive library of thiophene-based molecules are reported. Seventeen bis-urea positional isomers, with different binding conformations and lipophilicities, were synthetized ...
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    • Element 5 – Boron 

      Rendina, Louis M.
      Published 2019
      2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019), as declared by the United Nations General Assembly. This invited paper on boron is one in a series of essays about the chemical elements.
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    • Integrated Polyphenol-Based Hydrogel Templating Method for Functional and Structured Oxidic Nanomaterials 

      Schoettle, Marius; Xia, Qingbo; Cheng, Yen Theng; Shepherd, Nicholas D; Ling, Chris D; Muellner, Markus
      Published 2020
      A straightforward fabrication method for tunable nanomaterials remains a key objective in the research areas of template chemistry, catalysis, and energy storage materials. A growing focus in materials chemistry is the ...
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    • Lichtinduzierte MADIX Polymerisation im sichtbaren Spektrum durch wiederverwendbares, preiswertes und ungiftiges Bismutoxid als Photokatalysator 

      Hakobyan, Karen; Gegenhuber, Thomas; McErlean, Christopher S.P.; Muellner, Markus
      Published 2018
      Der Einbezug von Photokatalyse in Methoden der Reversiblen Deaktivierung Radikalischen Polymerisation (RDRP) hat in den letzten Jahren ein schnell wachsendes Forschungsfeld in der Polymerforschung begründet. In diesem ...
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    • Micron-sized polystyrene particles by surfactant-free emulsion polymerization in air: synthesis and mechanism 

      Telford, Andrew; Pham, Binh; Neto, Chiara; Hawkett, Brian
      Published 2013
      In this study, we propose an alternative method to produce high solids, micrometer-sized polystyrene (PS) latexes with narrow size distribution, based on the use of large amounts of polymerization initiator and allowing ...
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    • Molecular Polymer Brushes Made via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization from Cleavable RAFT Macromonomers 

      Gegenhuber, Thomas; Muellner, Markus
      Published 2021
      The use of labile covalent bonds such as oximes and acetals for their application in the synthesis, and controlled triggered deconstruction, of molecular polymer brushes (MPBs) is reported. Macromonomers (MMs) are produced ...
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    • Prospects and Challenges in Anion Recognition and Transport 

      Wu, Xin; Gilchrist, Alexander M.; Gale, Philip A.
      Published 2020-01-01
      The genesis of anion receptor chemistry can be traced back to the late 1960s with the work of Shriver and Biallas on chelating Lewis acids and Park and Simmons on ammonium-containing cryptandlike halide receptors. Despite ...
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    • RAFT without an “R-Group”: From Asymmetric Homo-telechelics to Multiblock Step-Growth and Cyclic Block Copolymers 

      Hakobyan, Karen; McErlean, Christopher S.P.; Muellner, Markus
      Published 2021
      The amalgamation of photoredox catalysis and reversible-deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP) has offered new avenues of controlling polymer synthesis in recent years. Additionally, the incorporation of bismuth oxide ...
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    • A Regenerable Biosensing Platform for Bacterial Toxins 

      Antunez, E. Eduardo; Mahon, Clare S.; Tong, Ziqiu; Voelcker, Nicholas H.; Muellner, Markus
      Published 2020
      Waterborne diarrheal diseases such as travelers’ diarrhea and cholera remain a threat to public health in many countries. Rapid diagnosis of an infectious disease is critical in preventing the escalation of a disease ...
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    • Selective anion transport mediated by strap-extended calixpyrroles 

      Clarke, Harriet J.; Wu, Xin; Light, Mark E.; Gale, Philip A.
      Published 2020-01-01
      Synthetic anion receptors that facilitate transmembrane chloride transport are of interest as potential therapeutic agents for cancer and cystic fibrosis. Transporters selective for chloride over protons are desired for ...
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    • Selective Endo and Exo Binding of Mono- and Ditopic Ligands to a Rhomboidal Diporphyrin Prism 

      Jayamurugan, Govindasamy; Roberts, Derrick; Ronson, Tanya; Nitschke, Jonathan
      Published 2015
      Copper(I) can preferentially form heteroleptic complexes containing two phosphine and two nitrogen donors due to steric factors. This preference was employed to direct the self-assembly of a porphyrin-faced rhomboidal prism ...
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    • Stiffness-Dependent Intracellular Location of Cylindrical Polymer Brushes 

      Niederberger, Antoine; Pelras, Theophile; Salvati Manni, Livia; FitzGerald, Paul; Warr, Gregory G.; Muellner, Markus
      Published 2021
      Cylindrical polymer brushes (CPBs) are macromolecules with nanoparticle proportions. Their modular synthesis enables tailoring of their chemical composition as well as the dialing-up of overall dimensions and physicochemical ...
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    • Stimuli-responsive cycloaurated ‘OFF-ON’ switchable anion transporters 

      Fares, Mohamed; Wu, Xin; Ramesh, Deepthi; Lewis, William; Keller, Paul A.; Howe, Ethan N.W.; Pérez-Tomás, Ricardo; Gale, Philip A.
      Published 2020-01-01
      Anion transporters have shown potential application as anti-cancer agents that function by disrupting homeostasis and triggering cell death. In this research article we report switchable anion transport by gold complexes ...
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