Journal Articles:

Investigating the Structure Directing Properties of Designer 1,8-Naphthalimide and Amphiphilic Sulfonate Anions and Their Fe(III) Thiosemicarbazone Complexes

R. J. Laverick, A. B. Carter, D.J. Wales, S. O. Akponasa, A. J. Scott, T. D. Keene, J. A. Kitchen , Cryst. Growth Des 2017, DOI:10.1021/acs.cgd.7b00534


Synthesis and characterisation of Fe(III) and Co(III) complexes of thiazole-containing thiosemicarbazone ligands

R. J. Laverick, A. B. Carter, H. A. Klein, A. J. Fitzpatrick, T. D. Keene, G. G. Morgan, J. A. Kitchen , Inorg. Chim. Acta 2017, 463, 126-133. DOI:10.1016/j.ica.2017.04.008

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Lanthanide-based self-assemblies of 2,6-pyridyldicarboxamide ligands: Recent advances and applications as next-generation luminescent and magnetic materials

J. A. Kitchen , Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017.DOI:10.1016/j.ccr.2017.01.012

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A supramolecular Tröger’s base derived coordination zinc polymer for fluorescent sensing of phenolic nitroaromatic explosives in water

S. Shanmugaraju, C. Dabadie, K. Byrne, A. J. Savyasachi, D. Umadevi, W. Schmitt, J. A. Kitchen  T. Gunnlaugsson, Chem. Sci. 2016. Open access article available here


Surface-based molecular self-assembly: Langmuir-Blodgett films of amphiphilic Ln(III) complexes

D.J. Wales, J.A. Kitchen*, Chem. Cent. J. 2016, 10:72  DOI:10.1186/s13065-016-0224-6


pH-Regulated Nonelectrogenic Anion Transport by Phenylthiosemicarbazones 

E.N.W. Howe, N. Busschaert, X. Wu, S.N. Berry, J. Ho, M.E. Light, D.D. Czech, H.A. Klein, J.A. Kitchen*, P.A. Gale*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 8301–8308 DOI:10.1021/jacs.6b04656


Structural and Magnetic properties of dinuclear Cu(II) complexes featuring triazolyl-naphthalimide ligands 

J.A. Kitchen*, N. Zhang, A. B. Carter, A. J. Fitzpatrick & G. G. Morgan, J. Coord. Chem. (Emerging leaders in Coordination Chemistry issue), 2016, 69, 2024–2037 DOI:10.1080/00958972.2016.1193168


Additive Effects in the Formation of Fluorescent Zinc Metal−Organic Frameworks with 5‑Hydroxyisophthalate

M.D. Hill, S. El-Hankari, M. Chiacchia, G.J. Tizzard, S.J. Coles, D. Bradshaw, J.A. Kitchen & T.D. Keene, Cryst. Growth. Des., 2015, 15, 1452–1459 DOI: 10.1021/cg501808y

Unexpected self-sorting self-assembly formation of a [4:4] sulfate:ligand cage from a preorganized tripodal urea ligand

K. Pandurangan, J. A. Kitchen, S. Blasco, E. M. Boyle, B. Fitzpatrick, M. Feeney, P.E. Kruger & T. Gunnlaugsson, Angew. Chem. – Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 4566-4570 DOI:10.1002/anie.201411857

Lanthanide Directed Self-Assembly of Highly Luminescent Supramolecular “Peptide” Bundles from α‑Amino acid Functionalized 2,6-Bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) Ligands

J.P. Byrne, J.A. Kitchen, J.E. O’Brien, R.D. Peacock & T. Gunnlaugsson,  Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 1426-1439, DOI: 10.1021/ic502384w

The application of chiroptical spectroscopy (circular dichroism) in quantifying binding events in lanthanide directed synthesis of chiral luminescent self-assembly structures

O. Kotova, S. Blasco, B. Twamley, J. E. O’Brien, R. Peacock, J. A. Kictchen, M. Martínez-Calvo & T. Gunnlaugsson, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 457-471  DOI:10.1039/C4SC02474E

Supramolecular pyridyl urea gels as soft matter with antibacterial properties against MRSA and/or E. coli

K. Pandurangan, J. A. Kitchen, S. Blasco, F. Paradisi & T. Gunnlaugsson, Chem. Comm., 2015, 50, 10819-10822  DOI:10.1039/C4CC04028G

Synthesis, photophysical and cytotoxicity evaluations of DNA targeting agents based on 3-amino-1,8-naphthalimide derived Tröger’s bases

S. Murphy, S. A. Bright, F. E. Poynton, T. McCabe, J. A. Kitchen, E. B. Veale, D. C. Williams & T. Gunnlaugsson, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 6610-6623  DOI:10.1039/C3OB42213E

The btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] binding motif: a new versatile terdentate ligand for supramolecular and coordination chemistry

J. P. Byrne, J. A. Kitchen & T. Gunnlaugsson, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 5302-5325.  DOI:10.1039/C4CS00120F

Remarkable Scan Rate Dependence for a Highly Constrained Dinuclear Iron(II) Spin Crossover Complex with a Wide Thermal Hysteresis Loop

R. Kulmaczewski, J. Olguin, J.A. Kitchen, H.L.C. Feltham, G.N.L. Jameson, J.L. Tallon & S. Brooker, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 878-881.   DOI:10.1021/ja411563x

Synthesis, crystal structure and EPR spectroscopic analysis of novel copper complexes formed from N-pyridyl-4-nitro-1,8-naphthalimide ligands

J.A. Kitchen, P.N. Martinho, G.G. Morgan & T. Gunnlaugsson, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 6468-6479.  DOI:10.1039/c3dt53323a

Ruthenium(II) and osmium(II) 1,2,3-triazolylidene organometallics: a preliminary investigation into the biological activity of ‘click’ carbene complexes

K. J. Kilpin, S. Crot, T. Riedel, J. A. Kitchen & P. J. Dyson, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 1443-1448.  DOI:10.1039/C3DT52584H

Synthesis, structural, photophysical and electrochemical studies of various d-metal complexes of btp 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine ligands that give rise to the formation of metallo-supramolecular gels

J.P. Byrne, J.A. Kitchen, O. Kotova, V. Leigh, A.P. Bell, J.J. Boland, M. Albrecht & T. Gunnlaugsson, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 196-209.  DOI:10.1039/c3dt52309h

Fluorescent tren-based 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide sensor for Cu(II) based on the use of the (fluorophore-spacer-receptor) photoinduced electron transfer (PET) principle

E.B. Veale, J.A. Kitchen & T. Gunnlaugsson, Supramol. Chem., 2013, 25 101-108.  DOI:10.1080/10610278.2012.752088

Hydrogen bonding interactions and supramolecular networks of pyridine-aryl based thiosemicarbazides and their Zn(II) complexes

K. Pandurangan, J.A. Kitchen, T. McCabe & T. Gunnlaugsson, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 1421-1431 DOI:10.1039/c2ce26718g

Colorimetric ‘naked eye’ sensing of anions using a thiosemicarbazide receptor: a case study of recognition through hydrogen bonding versus deprotonation

K. Pandurangan, J.A. Kitchen & T. Gunnlaugsson, Tetrahedron Lett., 2013, 54, 2770-2775 DOI:10.1016/j.tetlet.2013.02.107

Delayed lanthanide luminescent Tb( III) complexes formed from lower rim amide functionalised calix 4 arenes

C. Lincheneau, E. Quinlan, J.A. Kitchen, T. McCabe, S.E. Matthews & T. Gunnlaugsson, Supramol. Chem., 201325, 869-880 DOI:10.1080/10610278.2013.810339

Probing the Effects of Ligand Isomerism in Chiral Luminescent Lanthanide Supramolecular Self-Assemblies: A Europium “Trinity Sliotar” Study

O. Kotova, J.A. Kitchen, C. Lincheneau, R.D. Peacock & T. Gunnlaugsson, Chem.- Eur. J., 201319, 16181-16186 DOI:10.1002/chem.201303660

Effect of N-4-Substituent Choice on Spin Crossover in Dinuclear Iron(II) Complexes of Bis-Terdentate 1,2,4-Triazole-Based Ligands

J.A. Kitchen, J. Olguin, R. Kulmaczewski, N.G. White, V.A. Milway, G.N.L. Jameson, J.L. Tallon & S. Brooker, Inorg. Chem., 201352, 11185-11199 DOI:10.1021/ic4014416

Pressure Effect Studies on the Spin-Transition Behavior of a Dinuclear Iron(II) Compound

A. Bhattacharjee, M. Roy, V. Ksenofontov, J.A. Kitchen, S. Brooker & P. Gütlich, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 843-849 DOI:10.1002/ejic.201201522

Near Infrared (NIR) Lanthanide Emissive Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayers Formed Using Nd(III) Directed Self-Assembly Synthesis of Chiral Amphiphilic Ligands

D.E. Barry, J.A. Kitchen, M. Albrecht, S. Faulkner & T. Gunnlaugsson, Langmuir, 2013, 29, 11506-11515 DOI:10.1021/la402274s

The effect of the 4-amino functionality on the photophysical and DNA binding properties of alkyl-pyridinium derived 1,8-naphthalimides

S. Banerjee, J.A. Kitchen, T. Gunnlaugsson& J.M. Kelly, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 5642-5655 DOI:10.1039/c3ob40370j

Synthesis, spectroscopic and biological studies of a fluorescent Pt(II) (terpy) based 1,8-naphthalimide conjugate as a DNA targeting agent

SS. Banerjee, J.A. Kitchen, S.A. Bright, J.E. O’Brien, D.C. Williams, J.M. Kelly & T. Gunnlaugsson, Chem. Commun., 201349, 8522-8524 DOI:10.1039/c3cc44962a

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      • Copper-induced N-N bond cleavage results in an octanuclear expanded-core grid-like complex, N.G. White, J.A. Kitchen, J.A. Joule, S. Brooker, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48,  6229-6231 DOI:10.1039/c2cc32018e
      • Synthesis, structural characterisation and luminescent anion sensing studies of a Ru(II)polypyridyl complex featuring an aryl urea derivatised 2,2 ‘-bpy auxiliary ligand, J.A. Kitchen, E.M. Boyle, T. Gunnlaugsson, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2012, 381, 236-242 DOI:10.1016/j.ica.2011.10.026
      • Circularly Polarized Lanthanide Luminescence from Langmuir-Blodgett Films Formed from Optically Active and Amphiphilic EuIII-Based Self-Assembly Complexes, J.A. Kitchen, D.E. Barry, L. Mercs, M. Albrecht, R.D. Peacock, T. Gunnlaugsson, Angew. Chem. – Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 704-708 DOI:10.1002/anie.201106863
      • Pushing the limit: synthesis, photophysical and DNA binding studies of a NIR-emitting Ru(II)-polypyridyl probe with ‘light switch’ behaviour, R.B.P. Elmes, J.A. Kitchen, D.C. Williams, T. Gunnlaugsson, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 6607-6610 DOI:10.1039/c2dt00020b
      • Synthesis and photophysical evaluation of a pyridinium 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide derivative that upon intercalation displays preference for AT-rich double-stranded DNA, S. Banerjee, J.A. Kitchen, T. Gunnlaugsson, J.M. Kelly, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 3033-3043 DOI:10.1039/c2ob06898b

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      • Lanthanide directed self-assembly synthesis and photophysical evaluation of chiral Eu(III) luminescent “half-helicates”, C. Lincheneau, C. Destribats, D.E. Barry, J.A. Kitchen, R.D. Peacock, T. Gunnlaugsson, Dalton Trans., 201140, 12056-12059 DOI:10.1039/c1dt11225b
      • Effect of Counteranion X on the Spin Crossover Properties of a Family of Diiron(II) Triazole Complexes [FeII2(PMAT)2](X)4, J.A. Kitchen, N.G. White, G.N.L. Jameson, J.L. Tallon, S. Brooker, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 4586-4597 DOI:10.1021/ic200308k

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      • 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, J.A. Kitchen, N.G. White, C. Gandolfi, M. Albrecht, G.N.L. Jameson, J.L. Tallon, S. Brooker, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46,  6464-6466 DOI:10.1039/c0cc01008a
      • Alkylations of N4-(4-Pyridyl)-3,5-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole: First Observation of Room-Temperature Rearrangement of an N4-Substituted Triazole to the N1 Analogue, J.A. Kitchen, D.S. Larsen, S. Brooker, Chem.- Asian J., 2010, 5, 910-918 DOI:10.1002/asia.200900485
      • Spin crossover in co-crystallised 2: 1 cis : trans [FeII(pldpt)2(NCS)2] occurs only in 1/3 of the iron centres, J.A. Kitchen, G.N.L. Jameson, J.L. Tallon, S. Brooker, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46,  3200-3202 DOI:10.1039/b927036a
      • When three is not a crowd: the first trinuclear complexes of N4-substituted-3,5-dipyridyl-1,2,4-triazole ligands, [FeII3(Rdpt)4(NCS)6], J.A. Kitchen, G.N.L. Jameson, V.A. Milway, J.L. Tallon, S. Brooker,  Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 7637-7639 DOI:10.1039/c0dt00716a
      • Two dicobalt(III) complexes of triazolate-containing 2+2 Schiff-base macrocycles coordinate thiocyanate ions via the sulfur atom, J.A. Kitchen, S. Brooker, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 3358-3360 DOI:10.1039/b925745d

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      • A Structural Investigation of Anion-Triazole Interactions: Observation of “π-Pockets” and “π-Sandwiches”, N.G. White, J.A. Kitchen, S. Brooker, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2009, 1172-1180 DOI:10.1002/ejic.200801260
      • Iron(II) Tris- N4-substituted-3,5-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole Complexes: Structural, Magnetic, NMR, and Density Functional Theory Studies, J.A. Kitchen, N.G. White, M. Boyd, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, P.D.W. Boyd, S. Brooker, Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48,  6670-6679 DOI:10.1021/ic900634t
      • Solvent and Time Dependence of High-Spin-Low-Spin Interactions in a 3D Coordination Polymer, G.N.L. Jameson, F. Werner, M. Bartel, A. Absmeier, M. Reissner, J.A. Kitchen, S. Brooker, A. Caneschi, C. Carbonera, J.-F. Letard, W. Linert, Anion, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2009,  3948-3959 DOI:10.1002/ejic.200900537
      • Nano-magnetic materials: spin crossover compounds vs. single molecule magnets vs. single chain magnets, S. Brooker, J.A. Kitchen, Dalton Trans., 2009, 7331-7340 DOI:10.1039/b907682d

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      • High and Low Spin Mononuclear and Dinuclear Iron(II) Complexes of 4-Amino and 4-Pyrrolyl-3,5-di(2-pyridyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazoles, J.A. Kitchen, A. Noble, C.D. Brandt, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, S. Brooker, Inorg. Chem., 2008, 47, 9450-9458 DOI:10.1021/ic801039j
      •  Spin crossover in iron(II) complexes of 3,5-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazoles and 3,5-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazolates, J.A. Kitchen, S. Brooker, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2008, 252, 2072-2092 DOI:10.1016/j.ccr.2007.11.010
      •  1-Tetradecylpyridinium bromide monohydrate, D.K. Jordan, J.A. Kitchen, D.Y. Hegh, S. Brooker, E.W. Tan, Acta Cryst., 2008, E64, O2457 DOI:10.1107/s1600536808039020
      • Mixed spin-state HS-LS pairs in a dinuclear spin-transition complex: Confirmation by variable-temperature Fe57 Mössbauer spectroscopy, C.M. Grunert, S. Reiman, H. Spiering, J.A. Kitchen, S. Brooker, P. Gütlich,  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 200847,  2997-2999 DOI:10.1002/anie.200705778
      • Effect of pressure and light on the spin transition behavior of the dinuclear iron(II) compound FeII2(PMAT)2(BF4)4·DMF, A. Bhattacharjee, V. Ksenofontov, J.A. Kitchen, N.G. White, S. Brooker, P. Gütlich, Appl. Phys. Lett., 200892  DOI:10.1063/1.2911918

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      • 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 macrocyclic complexes, C.D. Brandt, J.A. Kitchen, U. Beckmann, N.G. White, G.B. Jameson, S. Brooker, Supramol. Chem., 2007, 19,  17-27 DOI:10.1080/10610270600902340

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