Many congratulations to Chris, Dawn and Salvador who had their paper “Structure direction, solvent effects and anion influences in halogen-bonded adducts of 2,6-bis(iodoethynyl)pyridine” accepted in the ACS journal Crystal Growth & Design and to Esther and Steve who had their paper “Cyclen lanthanide-based micellar structures for application as luminescent [Eu(III)] and magnetic [Gd(III)] resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents” accepted in the RSC journal Chemical Communications. Both papers represent new areas within the TG research group; the former being the first publication from the group on the use of halogen bonding in self-assembly formation, while the latter presents the first examples of the formation of lanthanide based self-assembly micelles. This contribution was also the 200th to be accepted from the TG group. Well done to you all!
Many congratulations to Drs. Chris Hawes, Dawn Barry and Salvador Blasco on their paper “Structure direction, solvent effects and anion influences in halogen-bonded adducts of 2,6-bis(iodoethynyl)pyridine” that has been accepted for publication in the ACS journal Crystal Growth & Design. This is the first contribution from our group studying halogen bonding interactions in the crystalline phase using ‘designed ligands’, and their application in the formation of novel self-assembled supramolecular structures using anion templation chemistry.
Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Barry (lead author and postdoctoral fellow in TG lab) and Dr. David F. Caffrey (former PhD student and now with Pfizer Ltd.) for their review article on lanthanide self-assembly structures and interlocked molecules which was recently accepted in Chemical Society Reviews, entitled “Lanthanide-directed synthesis of luminescent self-assembly supramolecular structures and mechanically bonded systems from acyclic coordinating organic ligands”.
As part of the autumn commencements at Trinity College Dublin, Dr Dawn Barry was conferred with her PhD degree in the Examination Hall. Dawn started her studies in the TG Group in Summer 2010 and researched lanthanide-directed self-assembly and luminescent Langmuir-Blodgett monolayer formation among other topics.