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

Welcome to Gareth and Indy, who join the group for undergraduate research projects!

It’s been a busy month or so with 4 papers published: Steph has a paper showing a general route to family of hydrogen-bonded frameworks published as a “hot” paper in Chemistry — A European Journal, as well as a paper on pentiptycene frameworks (with Pei-Xi Wang and Mark MacLachlan) published in Crystal Growth & Design. Former Honours student Tom has a paper showing that hydrogen bond donors can be used to control the crystallisation (co-crystals and polymorphism) of covalent organic cages published in Crystal Growth & Design. Nick publishes an analysis of solid-state structures containing antielectrostatically hydrogen bonded dimers in CrystEngComm.

A collaboration with Chiara Neto’s group at the University of Sydney using the Blue Box macrocycle on silica surfaces to remove contaminants from water is published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

Last year, we had to get out of the lab for a week so some work could be done on the fumehoods. We rented a house on the coast and wrote a review, which has now been published in Chemical Society Reviews. It was a real team effort, so many congrats/thanks to Chriso, Emer and Steph!