A selection of latest publications A selection of latest publications

The latest research publications and papers from within the school of Chemistry.

Liao, X., Falcon, N. D., Mohammed, A. A., Paterson, Y. Z., Mayes, A. G., Guest, D. J. & Saeed, A.
Synthesis and Formulation of Four-Arm PolyDMAEA-siRNA Polyplex for Transient Downregulation of Collagen Type III Gene Expression in TGF-β1 Stimulated Tenocyte Culture. 2020
ACS Omega. 5, 3, p. 1496-1505 10 p.

Chao Y., Marsh A., Behray M., Engdahl A., Guan F., Chao Y., Wang Q. and Bao Y.  
Synthesis and Characterization of Isothiocyanate Functionalized Silicon Nanoparticles and their uptake in cultured colonic cells. 2020
Faraday Discuss., Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C9FD00087A

Aptamer-modified gold nanoparticles for rapid aggregation-based detection of inflammation: an optical assay for interleukin-6. 2020
Giorgi-Coll S*., Marín M. J*., Sule O., Hutchinson P. J. and Carpenter K. L. H. (*Corresponding Authors).
Microchimica Acta 187:13

Arthurs, Ross A., Coles, Simon J., Horton, Peter N., Hughes, David L., Richards, Christopher J.* 
Ferrocenyloxazoline-Derived Planar Chiral Palladacycles: C–H Activation, Transmetalation, and Reversal of Diastereoselectivity. 2019
Organometallics 38, 21, 4271-4279
Publication Date:October 24
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00551

Arthurs, Ross A., Hughes, David L., Richards, Christopher J.*
errocenyloxazoline-Derived Planar Chiral Palladacycles: C–H Activation, Transmetalation, and Reversal of Diastereoselectivity 2019
Organometallics 38, 21, 4271-4279
Publication Date:October 24
DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00551

Photosensitiser functionalised luminescent upconverting nanoparticles for efficient photodynamic therapy of breast cancer cells2019
Buchner M., García Calavia P., Muhr V., Baeumner A., Hirsch T.*, Russell D. A.  and Marín M. J.* (*Corresponding Authors).
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 18, 1, 98-109

Weiss, L.S., Borgh, M.O., Blinova, A. et al.
Controlled creation of a singular spinor vortex by circumventing the Dirac belt trick. 2019
Nat Commun 10, 4772

Forbes, K. A.
Raman Optical Activity Using Twisted Photons. 2019
Phys Rev Letters. 122, 10, 103201.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.103201

Forbes, K., Bradshaw, D. & Andrews, D.
Optical binding of nanoparticles. 2019
DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2019-0361

Bridge, Thomas, Shaikh, Saher A., Thomas, Paul, Botta, Joaquin, McCormick, Peter J., Sachdeva, Amit.
Site‐Specific Encoding of Photoactivity in Antibodies Enables Light‐Mediated Antibody–Antigen Binding on Live Cells. 2019
Angewandte Chemie 58, 50, pp 17986-17993
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201908655

M. Babiker, D.L. Andrews and V.E. Lembessis. 2019
Atoms in complex twisted light.
J. Opt. 21, 013001. (67 pages).
DOI: 10.1088/2040-8986/aaed14.

D.L. Andrews.
Optoelectronics for quantum technology. 2019
Electro Optics (290) 18-20.
ISSN: 0013-4589.

K.A. Forbes and D.L. Andrews.
Spin-orbit interactions and chiroptical effects engaging orbital angular momentum of twisted light in chiral and achiral media. 2019
Phys. Rev. A 99, 023837. (11 pages).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.99.023837.

K.A. Forbes and D.L. Andrews.
Optical spin-orbit interactions in molecular scattering of twisted light. 2019
Proc. SPIE 10935, 109350U (9 pages).
DOI: 10.1117/12.2509390.

D.L. Andrews.
Effects of intrinsic local fields on molecular fluorescence and energy transfer: dipole mechanisms and surface potentials. 2019
J. Phys. Chem. B 123, 5015-5023.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b00212.

K.A. Forbes, D.S. Bradshaw and D.L. Andrews.
Influence of chirality on fluorescence and resonance energy transfer. 2019
J. Chem. Phys. 151, 034305. (7 pages).
DOI: 10.1063/1.5109844.

D.L. Bradshaw, K.A. Forbes and D.L. Andrews,
Off-resonance control and all-optical switching: Expanded dimensions in nonlinear optics. 2019
Appl. Sci. 9, 4252. (18 pages).
DOI: 10.3390/app9204252.

K.A. Forbes and D.L. Andrews.
Enhanced optical activity using the orbital angular momentum of structured light. 2019
Phys. Rev. Res. 1, 033080. (14 pages).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.1.033080.

Rianne M. Lord,* Jordan Holmes, Frances N. Singer, Abigail Frith and Charlotte E. Willans.
Precious metal N-heterocyclic carbene-carbaboranyl complexes: Cytotoxic and selective compounds for the treatment of cancer. 2020
J. Organomet. Chem, 907, 121062

Wahl, L. C., Watt, J. E., Yim, H. T., De Bourcier, D., Tolchard, J., Soond, S., Blumenschein, T. & Chantry, A.
Smad7 Binds Differently to Individual and Tandem WW3 and WW4 Domains of WWP2 Ubiquitin Ligase Isoforms. 2019
International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 20, 19

Jenner, L. P., Kurth, J. M., van Helmont, S., Sokol, K. P., Reisner, E., Dahl, C., Bradley. J. M., Butt, J. N. and Cheesman, M. R.
Heme ligation and redox chemistry in two bacterial thiosulfate dehydrogenase (TsdA) enzymes. 2019
J. Bio. Chem, 294(47) 18002-18014
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.010084

Cédric Tard, Stacey Borg, Shirley Fairhurst, Christopher Pickett, Stephen Best.
Electronic Communication between Dithiolato-Bridged Diiron Carbonyl and S-Bridged Redox-Active Centres. 2019
Inorganics 7, 37
DOI: 10.3390/inorganics7030037

A. S. Romanov, S. T. E. Jones, Q. Gu, P. J. Conaghan, B. H. Drummond, J. Feng, F. Chotard, L. Buizza, M. Foley, M. Linnolahti, D. Credgington, M. Bochmann.
Carbene Metal Amide Photoemitters: Tailoring Conformationally Flexible Amides for Full Color Range Emissions Including White-Emitting OLED. 2019
Chem. Sci. 10, in press.
DOI: 10.1039/C9SC04589A

I. Chambrier, D. L. Hughes, R. J. Jeans, A. J. Welch, P. H. M. Budzelaar, M. Bochmann.
Do Gold(III) Complexes Form Hydrogen Bonds? An Exploration of Au(III) Dicarboranyl Chemistry. 2019
Chem. Eur. J. 25, in press.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201904790

F. Chotard, A. S. Romanov, D. L. Hughes, M. Linnolahti, M. Bochmann.
Zwitterionic mixed-carbene coinage metal complexes: Synthesis, structures and photophysical studies. 2019
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 4234–4240.
DOI : 10.1002/ejic.201900573

A. S. Romanov, F. Chotard, J. Rashid, M. Bochmann
Synthesis of Copper(I) Cyclic (Alkyl)(Amino)Carbene Complexes with Potentially Bidentate N^N, N^S and S^S Ligands for Efficient White Photoluminescence. 2019
Dalton Trans. 48, 15445-15454.
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT02036E

A. S. Romanov, L. Yang, S. T. E. Jones, D. Di, O. J. Morley, B. Drummond, A. P. M. Reponen, M. Linnolahti, D. Credgington, M. Bochmann
Dendritic Carbene Metal Carbazole Complexes as Photo-Emitters for Fully Solution-Processed OLEDs. 2019
Chem. Mater. 31, 3613−3623.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b05112

L. Rocchigiani, P. H. M. Budzelaar, M. Bochmann.
Heterolytic Bond Activation at Gold: Evidence for Gold(III) H-B, H-Si Complexes, H-H and H-C Cleavage. 2019
Chem. Sci., 10, 2633 - 2642.
DOI: 10.1039/c8sc05229h

J. Fernandez-Cestau, R. J. Rama, L. Rocchigiani, B. Bertrand, E. Lalinde, M. Linnolahti, M. Bochmann.
Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Au(III)-Ag(I) Aggregates. 2019
Inorg. Chem. 58, 2020-2030.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b02987

A. S. Romanov, S. T. E. Jones, L. Yang, P. J. Conaghan, D. Di, M. Linnolahti, D. Credgington, M. Bochmann.
Mononuclear Silver Complexes for Efficient Solution and Vacuum-processed OLEDs. 2018
Adv. Optical Mater. 6, 1801347.
DOI: 10.1002/adom.201801347

Quirós, María Teresa, Gómez-Bengoa, Enrique, Muñoz, María Paz.
Unravelling mechanistic insights in the platinum-catalysed dihydroalkoxylation of allenes. 2019
Pure and Applied Chemistry
Published Online: 2019-12-16
DOI: 10.1515/pac-2019-0214

Lancaster, S. J., Cook, D. F. and Massingberd-Mundy, W. J.
Peer instruction as a flexible, scalable, active learning approach in higher education.
Seery, M. K. and Mc Donnell, C. (Eds.), Teaching Chemistry in Higher Education: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Tina Overton. 2019
Creathach Press, Dublin, pp. 89-104.

Matthew O. Ross, Fraser MacMillan, Jingzhou Wang, Alex Nisthal, Thomas J. Lawton, Barry D. Olafson, Stephen L. Mayo, Amy C. Rosenzweig, Brian M. Hoffman
Particulate methane monooxygenase contains only mononuclear copper centers. 2019
Science 364, 566-570 (2019)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav2572

Hannah B. L. Jones, Rory M. Crean, Anna Mullen, Emanuele G. Kendrick, Steven D. Bull , Stephen A. Wells, David R. Carbery, Fraser MacMillan , Marc W. van der Kamp, and Christopher R. Pudney.
Exposing the Interplay Between Enzyme Turnover, Protein Dynamics, and the Membrane Environment in Monoamine Oxidase B. 2019
Biochemistry, 58, 2362-2372 (2019)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.9b00213

Shiran Barber‐Zucker, Jenny Hall, Sivasubramanyan, Venkata Mangapuram, Itamar Kass, Sofiya Kolusheva, Fraser MacMillan, Raz Zarivach, Arnon Henn, 
Metal binding to the dynamic cytoplasmic domain of the cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) protein MamM induces a 'locked-in' configuration. 2019
FEBS Journal 286(11) 2193-2215 (2019)
DOI: 10.1111/febs.14795 

Bennett, S., Soriano-Laguna, M.,Bradley, J., Svistunenko, D. A.,Richardson, D., Gates, A. & Le Brun,N.,
NosL is a dedicated copper chaperone for assembly of the Cuz center of nitrous oxide reductase. 2019
Chemical Science.
DOI: 10.1039/c9sc01053j

Slootweg, C., Bennett, E., Lawrence, E., Blagg, R., Mullen, A., Macmillan, F., Ehlers, A., Ashley, A., Scott, D., Sapsford, J. & Wildgoose, G.,
A New Mode of Chemical Reactivity for Metal-Free Hydrogen Activation by Lewis Acidic Boranes. 2019
Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201900861

Andrews, D.L.
Chirality in fluorescence and energy transfer. 2019
Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, Volume 7, Number 3
DOI: 10.1088/2050-6120/ab10f0.

Gervasini, A., Campisi, S., Carniti, P., Fantauzzi, M., Imparato, C., Clayden,
Influence of the Nb/P ratio of acidic Nb-P-Si oxides on surface and catalytic properties. 2019
N. J., Aronne, A. & Rossi, A.,
Applied Catalysis A: General.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2019.04.008

Justin M. Bradley, Dimitri A. Svistunenko, Jacob Pullin, Natalie Hill, Rhona K. Stuart, Brian Palenik, Michael T. Wilson, Andrew M. Hemmings, Geoffrey R. Moore, and Nick E. Le Brun
Reaction of O2 with a diiron protein generates a mixed-valent Fe2+/Fe3+ center and peroxide. 2019
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1809913116