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67. W. Zhao, A. H. Flood,* N. G. White*
Recognition and applications of anion–anion dimers based on anti-electrostatic hydrogen bonds (AEHBs)
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020accepted
DOI: 10.1039/d0cs00486c
Invited contribution to special edition “Emerging Investigators”

66. E. M. Foyle, N. G. White*
Anion templated crystal engineering of halogen bonding tripodal tris(halopyridinium) compounds
CrystEngComm, 202022, 2526–2536
DOI: 10.1039/d0ce00241k
Preprint of earlier version available on ChemRxiv


65. D. A. Cullen, M. G. Gardiner, N. G. White*
A three dimensional hydrogen bonded organic framework assembled through antielectrostatic hydrogen bonds
Chemical Communications2019, 55, 12020–12023
DOI: 10.1039/c9cc06707h
Preprint of earlier version available on ChemRxiv

64. W. Liang, F. Carraro, M. B. Solomon, S. G. Bell, H. Amenitsch, C. J. Sumby,*
N. G. White,* P. Falcaro,* C. J. Doonan*
Enzyme encapsulation in a porous hydrogen-bonded framework
Journal of the American Chemical Society2019141, 14298–14305
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b06589
Highlighted by Chemistry Views, Chemistry in Australia and Nature Chemistry 

63. N. G. White*
Antielectrostatically hydrogen bonded anion dimers: counter-intuitive, common and consistent
CrystEngComm2019, 21, 4855–4858
DOI: 10.1039/c9ce01118h

62. S. A. Boer, P.-X. Wang, M. J. MacLachlan, N. G. White*
Open pentiptycene networks assembled through charge-assisted hydrogen bonds
Crystal Growth & Design201919, 4829–4835
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00801

61. S. A. Boer, M. Morshedi, A. Tarzia, C. J. Doonan, N. G. White*
Molecular tectonics: a node-and-linker building block approach to a family of hydrogen bonded frameworks
Chemistry — A European Journal201925, 10006–10012
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902117
Selected as “hot” paper
Preprint of earlier version available on ChemRxiv

60. T. Anglim Lagones, S. A. Boer, N. G. White*
Hydrogen bonding guests direct the packing of a small organic cage molecule
Crystal Growth & Design2019, 19, 4121–4126
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00565
Preprint of earlier version available on ChemRxiv

59. A. Owais, A. M. Djerdjev, J. M. Hook, A. Yuen, W. Rowlands, N. G. White, C. Neto*
Host-guest interactions of catechol and 4-ethylcatechol with surface-immobilized blue-box molecules
Journal of Materials Chemistry A2019, 7, 12713–12722
DOI: 10.1039/c9ta00556k

58.  N. G. White*
Recent advances in self-assembled amidinium and guanidinium frameworks
Dalton Transactions201948, 7062–7068
DOI: 10.1039/c8dt05030a
Invited contribution to special edition “New Talent: Asia-Pacific”

57. S. A. Boer,* E. M. Foyle, C. M. Thomas, N. G. White*
Anion coordination chemistry using O–H groups
Chemical Society Reviews201948, 2596–2614
DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00828k

56. M. Morshedi, S. A. Boer, M. Thomas, N. G. White*
Easily-prepared hydroxy-containing receptors recognize anions in aqueous media
Chemistry — An Asian Journal201914, 1271–1277
DOI: 10.1002/asia.201900033
Invited contribution to special edition highlighting New Zealand chemistry
Selected as a “Very Important Paper” by the referees
Highlighted by Chemistry Views
Preprint of earlier version available on ChemRxiv


55.  A. Brown, T. Bunchuay, C. G. Crane, N. G. White, A. L. Thompson, P. D. Beer*
A bis-triazacyclononane tris-pyridyl N9-azacryptand ‘Beer Can’ receptor for complexation of alkali metal and lead(II) cations
Chemistry — A European Journal201824, 10434–10442
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201801300

54.  S. Rodriguez-Jimenez, A. S. Barltrop, N. G. White, H. L. C. Feltham, S. Brooker*
Solvent polarity predictably tunes spin crossover T½ in isomeric iron(II) pyrimidine triazoles
Inorganic Chemistry201857, 6266–6282
DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00128

53. N. G. White*
A rapid and straightforward supramolecular self–assembly experiment to prepare and characterize a triple helicate complex
Journal of Chemical Education201895, 648–651
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00674

52. G. Beaulieu-Houle, N. G. White, M. J. MacLachlan*
Coordination polymers from functionalized bipyrimidine ligands and silver(I) salts
Crystal Growth and Design201818, 2210–2216
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01657

51. M. Morshedi, J. S. Ward, P. E. Kruger, N. G. White*
Supramolecular frameworks based on 5,10,15,20-tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrins
Dalton Transactions2018, 47, 783–790
DOI: 10.1039/c7dt04162d


50. S. H. M. Mehr, H. Oshima, V. Carta, B. O. Patrick, N. G. White, M. J. MacLachlan*
Tuning the tautomeric behavior of tris(salicylaldimines)
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry2017, 15, 8418–8424
DOI: 10.1039/c7ob02058a

49. A. Brown, K. Mennie, O. Mason, N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
Copper(II)-directed synthesis of neutral heteroditopic [2]rotaxane ion-pair host systems incorporating hydrogen and halogen bonding anion binding cavities
Dalton Transactions2017, 46, 13376–13385
DOI: 10.1039/c7dt02832f

48. M. Thomas, T. Anglim Lagones, M. Judd, M. Morshedi, M. L. O’Mara,* N. G. White*
Hydrogen bond-driven self–assembly between amidiniums and carboxylates: a combined MD, NMR and SCXRD study
Chemistry — An Asian Journal, 2017, 12, 1587–1597
DOI: 10.1002/asia201700406
Invited contribution to special edition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Selected as a “Very Important Paper” by the referees
Highlighted by Chemistry Views

47. M. Morshedi, N. G. White*
Mixed halide/oxoanion-templated frameworks
CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 2367–2371
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00265C

46. M. S. Bennington, H. L. C. Feltham, Z. J. Buxton, N. G. White, S. Brooker*
Tuneable reversible redox of cobalt(III) carbazole complexes
Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 4696–4710
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00295E

45. M. Morshedi, M. Thomas, A. Tarzia, C. J. Doonan, N. G. White*
Supramolecular anion recognition in water: synthesis of hydrogen-bonded supramolecular frameworks
Chemical Science, 20178, 3019–3025
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC00201G
Highlighted by Chemistry in Australia
Chosen to be part of RSC’s themed collection RACI100: Celebrating Australian Chemistry
(a collection of “100 articles that highlight the excellence and breadth of research achievements across the chemical sciences”)


44. Z. Chen, S. Guieu, N. G. White, F. Lelj,* M. J. MacLachlan*
The rich tautomeric behavior of campestarenes
Chemistry — A European Journal, 2016, 22, 17657–17672
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201603231

43. M. Morshedi, A. C. Willis, N. G. White*
Anion-templated 2D frameworks from hexahydroxytriphenylene
CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 4281–4284
DOI: 10.1039/c6ce00297h
Invited contribution to “New Talent” themed issue

42. N. G. White, S. Brooker*
New complexation behaviour of the potentially bis-terdentate triazole based ligands PMAT and PMPT: FeIII4 oxo-bridged metallomacrocycles
Polyhedron, 2016, 103, 283–287
DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2015.03.034

41. L. C. Gilday, N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
Shielded alkyl-functionalised rotaxane host cavities for improved anion recognition
Supramolecular Chemistry, 2016, 28, 62–83
DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2015.1075538


40. N. G. White, M. J. MacLachlan*
Anion and cation effects on anion-templated assembly of tetrahydroxytriptycene
Crystal Growth and Design, 2015, 15, 5629–5636
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01342

39. N. G. White, M. J. MacLachlan*
Anion-templated hexagonal nanotubes
Chemical Science, 2015, 6, 6245–6249
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02577J

38. N. G. White, M. J. MacLachlan*
Soluble tetraaminotriptycene precursors
Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 80, 8390–8397
DOI: 10.1021/joc5b01221

37. A. K. Crane, N. G. White, M. J. MacLachlan*
Metal organic frameworks from extended, conjugated pentiptycene-based ligands
CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 4912–4918
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00886G

36. N. G. White, V. Carta, M. J. MacLachlan*
Layered 2D sheetlike supramolecular polymers formed from O–H· · ·anion hydrogen bonds
Crystal Growth and Design, 201515, 1540–1545
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00062

35. S. W. Robinson, C. L. Mustoe, N. G. White, A. Brown, A. L. Thompson, P. Kennepohl,*   P. D. Beer*
Evidence for halogen bond covalency in acyclic and interlocked halogen bonding receptor anion recognition
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 499–507
DOI: 10.1021/ja511648d


34. N. G. White,* C. J. Serpell, P. D. Beer*
A structural study of triazole and amide containing anion templated pseudorotaxanes
Crystal Growth and Design, 2014, 14, 3472–3479
DOI: 10.1021/cg500420u

33. N. G. White, A. R. Colaço, I. Marques, V. Félix, P. D. Beer*
Halide selective anion recognition by an amide-triazolium axle containing [2]rotaxane
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2014, 12, 4924–4931
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB00801D

32. N. G. White, H. G. Lovett, P. D. Beer*
Bis-triazolium containing macrocycles, pseudorotaxanes and interlocked structures for anion recognition
RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 12133–12147
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00615A

31. R. W. Hogue, R. G. Miller, N. G. White, H. L. C. Feltham, G. N. L. Jameson, S. Brooker*
Hysteretic spin crossover in iron(II) complexes of a new pyridine-triazole-pyrazine ligand is tuned by choice of NCE co-ligand
Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 1435–1437
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43922D

30. N. G. White, A. Caballero, P. D. Beer*
Observation of strong halogen bonds in the solid state structures of bis-haloimidazolium macrocycles
CrystEngComm, 2014, 14, 3722–3729
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41944D

29. A. Caballero, N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
A ferrocene imidazolium-based macrocycle as an electrochemical chemosensor for halide anions
CrystEngComm, 2014, 14, 3694–3698
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41851K


28. N. G. White, P. J. Costa, S. Carvalho, V. Félix, P. D. Beer*
Increased halide recognition strength by enhanced inter-component preorganisation in triazolium containing [2]rotaxanes
Chemistry — A European Journal, 2013, 19, 17751–17765
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201303122

27. Q. Liang, J. H. Chong, N. G. White, Z. Zhao, M. J. MacLachlan*
Towards a self-assembled honeycomb structure via diaminotriptycene metal complexes,
Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42, 15766–15773
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51330K

26. J. A. Kitchen, J. Olguín, R. Kulmaczewski, N. G. White, V. A. Milway, G. N. L. Jameson,
J. L. Tallon, S. Brooker*
Effect of N4-substituent choice on spin crossover in dinuclear iron(II) complexes of bis-terdentate 1,2,4-triazole based ligands
Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 11185–11199
DOI: 10.1021/ic4014416

25. L. C. Gilday, N. G. White, P.D. Beer*
Halogen- and hydrogen -bonding triazole-functionalised porphyrin- based receptors for anion recognition
Dalton Transactions, 2013, 42, 15766–15773
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52093E

24. N. G. White, S. Brooker*
Metal acetates form diverse polynuclear complexes with 4-amino-3,5-di(2- pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole (adpt)
Supramolecular Chemistry, 2013, 25, 806–811

23. N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
A rotaxane host system containing integrated triazole C–H hydrogen bond donors for anion recognition
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2013, 11, 1326–1333
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB27229F


22. S. Brooker,* N. G. White, A. Bauzá, P. M. Deyà, A. Frontera*
Understanding the forces that govern packing: a density functional theory and structural investigation of anion–π–anion and nonclassical C–H· · ·anion interactions
Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 51, 10334–10340
DOI: 10.1021/ic3014688

21. G. T. Spence, N. G. White, P.D. Beer*
Investigating the effect of macrocycle size in anion templated imidazolium based interpenetrated and interlocked assemblies
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2012, 10, 7282–7291
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB26237A

20. N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
A catenane host system containing integrated triazole C–H hydrogen bond donors for anion recognition
Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 8499–8501
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34210C

19. F. Zapata, A. Caballero, N. G. White, T. D. W. Claridge, P. J. Costa, V. Félix, P. D. Beer*
Fluorescent halogen bonding macrocyclic halo-imidazolium receptors for anion recognition and sensing in aqueous media
Journal of the American Chemical Society
, 2012, 134, 11533-11541
DOI: 10.1021/ja302213r

18. N. G. White, S. Carvalho, V. Félix, P. D. Beer*
Anion binding in aqueous media by a tetra-triazolium macrocycle
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2012, 10, 6951–6959
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB25934F

17. N. G. White, J. A. Kitchen, J. A. Joule, S. Brooker*
Copper-induced N–N bond cleavage results in an octanuclear expanded-core grid-like complex
Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 6229–6231
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC32018E

16. N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
Jack of all trades: anion and transition metal binding by bis-triazole receptors
Supramolecular Chemistry, 2012, 24, 473–480

15. L. C. Gilday, N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
Triazole and triazolium containing porphyrin cages for optical anion sensing
Dalton Transactions, 2012, 41, 7092–7097
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30124E

14. N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
A ferrocene redox-active triazolium macrocycle that binds and senses chloride
Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012, 8, 246–252
DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.8.25

13. A. Caballero, F. Zapata, N. G. White, P. J. Costa, V. Félix, P. D. Beer*
A halogen bonding catenane for anion recognition and sensing
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51, 1876–1880
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201108404


12. N. H. Evans, C. J. Serpell, N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
A 1,2,3,4,5-Pentaphenylferrocene-stoppered rotaxane capable of electrochemical anion recognition
Chemistry – A European Journal, 2011, 17, 12347–12354
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201101811

11. A. V. Leontiev, C. J. Serpell, N. G. White, P. D. Beer*
Cation-induced molecular motion of spring-like [2]catenanes
Chemical Science, 2011, 2, 922–927
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00034A

10. A. Caballero, N. G. White, P.D. Beer*
A bidentate halogen bonding bromoimidazoliophane receptor for bromide ion recognition in aqueous media
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 1845–1848
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201006916

9. J. A. Kitchen, N. G. White, G. N. L. Jameson, J. L. Tallon, S. Brooker*
Effect of counter anion X on the spin crossover properties of a family of diiron(II) complexes [FeII2(PMAT)2](X)4
Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50, 4586–4597
DOI: 10.1021/ic200308k


8. N. L. Kilah, M. D. Wise, C. J. Serpell, A. L. Thompson, N. G. White, K. E. Christensen,
P. D. Beer*
Enhancement of anion recognition exhibited by a halogen bonding rotaxane host system
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 11893–11895
DOI: 10.1021/ja105263q

7. J. A. Kitchen, N. G. White, C. Gandolfini, M. Albrecht, G. N. L. Jameson, J. L. Tallon,
S. Brooker*
Room temperature spin crossover and Langmuir-Blodgett film formation of an iron(II) triazole complex featuring a long alkyl chain substituent: the tail that wags the dog
Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 6464–6466
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC01008A

6. N. G. White, H. L. C. Feltham, C. Gandolfini, M. Albrecht, S. Brooker*
Towards Langmuir-Blodgett films of magnetically interesting materials: solution equilibria in ampiphilic iron(II) complexes of a triazole containing ligand
Dalton Transactions, 2010, 39, 3751–3758
DOI: 10.1039/B923923E


5. J. A. Kitchen, N. G. White, M. Boyd, B. Moubaraki, K. S. Murray, P. D. W. Boyd,
S. Brooker*
Iron(II) tris-[N4-substituted-3,5-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole] complexes: structural, magnetic, NMR, and density functional theory studies
Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 48, 6670–6679
DOI: 10.1021/ic900634t

4. N. G. White, J. A. Kitchen, S. Brooker*
A structural investigation of anion–triazole interactions: observation of “π-pockets” and “π-sandwiches”
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 1172–1180
DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200801260


3. J. R. Price, N. G. White, A. Perez-Velasco, G. B. Jameson, C. A. Hunter, S. Brooker*
Factors influencing tetranuclear [2×2] grid vs dinuclear side-by-side structures for silver(I) complexes of pyridazine based bis- bidentate ligands
Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 10729–10738
DOI: 10.1021/ic800959s

2. A. Bhattacharjee, V. Ksenofontov, J. A. Kitchen, N. G. White, S.Brooker,* P. Gütlich*
Effect of pressure and light on the spin transition behavior of the dinuclear iron(II) compound [FeII2(PMAT)2](BF4)4·DMF]
Applied Physics Letters, 2008, 92, 174104-1–3
DOI: 10.1063/1.2911918 


1. C. D. Brandt, J. A. Kitchen, U. Beckmann, N. G. White, G. B. Jameson, S. Brooker*
Synthesis and structures of 3,5-disubstituted 1,2,4-triazole head units and incorporation of 3,5-dibenzoyl-1,2,4-triazolate into new [2+2] Schiff-base macrocylic complexes
Supramolecular Chemistry, 2007, 19, 17–27
DOI: 10.1080/10610270600902340