We are a research group specialising in supramolecular chemistry based in the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University in Canberra. Thanks for visiting – please have a look around and email Nick if you have any questions.
• In collaboration with Jona Foster (University of Sheffield, UK) we showed that we can make freestanding atomically-thin nanosheets of our hydrogen bonded frameworks. Remarkably, these nanosheets can withstand boiling water, and show promise for sensing applications. Out now in Chemical Science!
• Steph’s paper comparing silicon and carbon-centered hydrogen bonded frameworks is published in Chemistry – A European Journal. We thought silicon building blocks would be more flexible than ones based on carbon – turns out we were wrong!
• Welcome to Gemma, who joins the group for an undergraduate research project. Relaxation of social distancing rules means she can get in the lab (fingers crossed nothing changes!).
• Welcome to Henry, who joins the group for an undergraduate research project. Sadly, physical distancing restrictions mean he can’t get in the lab, so he’ll be looking at the CSD instead.
• Nick was invited to contribute an article to a special “Emerging Investigators” issue of Chemical Society Reviews. The result, a joint review with Wei Zhao and Amar Flood (University of Indiana) about anti-electrostatically hydrogen bonded anion complexes was just accepted. Sadly we wrote nearly all of it before lockdown…