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About us
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.

Recent news
Lockdown in Canberra ends, so it’s back to the lab. Petch’s paper describing the use of modulators to control crystallisation of hydrogen bonded frameworks is published in Chemical Communications. Congratulations on getting a first author paper in the first year of your PhD, Petch!

We’ve spent the last two months in lockdown with almost no lab access, but it hasn’t all been bad news: Nick’s feature article describing our work so far on amidinium carboxylate frameworks is published in the Emerging Investigator issue of Chemical Communications.

Former summer student Duncan’s paper showing amidinium groups are prone to hydrolysis in aqueous base is accepted in the Journal of Organic Chemistry – thanks to the Coote group who were able to determine the mechanistic details using clever computational techniques.

Nick is awarded a Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council. This will provide $975,000 to support the group for four years (2022–2025).