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.
Petch’s paper on “charge mis-matched” hydrogen bonded frameworks that have exchangeable cations in the pores and can remove dye molecules from water is published in Chem Comm.
A pretty remarkable week: the group has three papers published:
1) a correspondence in Angewandte Chemie adding structural insight into a previous paper showing some cool water sorption from the air
2) a big full paper in Dalton Transactions describing work started by Arthur David in 2016 where we tried to form metallocatenanes using the btp group, but instead ended up forming so cool macrocycles
3) a communication in Angewandte Chemie with the Jolliffe group reporting a simple compound that can selectively precipitate sulfate from water.
The group has been awarded the Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant joint with Dr Annie Colebatch to investigate hydrazone cages for guest binding and catalysis.
The group publishes two papers in Chemistry – A European journal in rapid succession. Former postdoc Steph shows that hydrogen bonded frameworks can undergo drastic single-crystal-to-single-crystal transitions and adsorb water vapour. Former PhD student Chriso shows that a porous organic cage can be used to form a Co24 organometallic cluster in a single step.
Congratulations to Rosie, who publishes a paper in Chemistry – A European Journal demonstrating that O-H hydrogen bond donors can be used to dramatically enhance anion binding selectivity in rotaxane hosts.