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I specialise in metallo-supramolecular chemistry, in particular the synthesis of functional complexes. This work has been recognised through invited lectures, highly cited papers and recently (2007) a cover illustration for Dalton Transactions and has resulted in 54 publications in this and other areas. I have developed the first molecular "reprogrammable" system for potential use in sensors and as metal-specific ligands, and demonstrating metal-metal communication. I received an "internationally leading" rating on my EPSRC First Grant. I collaborate with Prof. D.R. Brown (UoH), Dr A.P. Laws (UoH) and the University School of Health (lithium sensors). I work with the Universities of Bristol (Dr J.C. Jeffery) and Geneva (Dr T. Riis-Johannessen) for structural studies, and Cardiff (Dr S.J.A Pope) on luminescent supramolecular sensors. In light of this success the Department has recently procured as Bruker Apex Duo single-crystal X-ray Diffractometer.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The synthesis of poly-dentate aromatic ligands and their application for assembly of functional supramolecular complexes.
  • Re-Programmable Molecular Systems 
  • Ditopic Cryptate-Containing Sensors

Research Degree Supervision


  • Poly-Denate Aromatic Ligands
  • Functional Supramolecular Complexes
  • Re-Programmable Molecular Systems
  • Ditopic Cryptate Sensors
  • Metallo-Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Functional Complexes
  • Metal-Metal Communication
  • Metal-Specific Ligands
  • Luminescent Supramolecular Sensors

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Research Output 1993 2019


Cyclic Vinyl(aryl)iodonium Salts: Synthesis and Reactivity

Kepski, K., Rice, C. & Moran, W., 27 Aug 2019, In : Organic Letters. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crystal structure
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Negative ions
4 Citations (Scopus)

Mitochondria-localising DNA-binding biscyclometalated phenyltriazole iridium(III) dipyridophenazene complexes: Syntheses and cellular imaging properties

Sreedharan, S., Sinopoli, A., Jarman, P. J., Robinson, D., Clemmet, C., Scattergood, P., Rice, C., Smythe, C. G. W., Thomas, J. & Elliott, P., 2018, In : Dalton Transactions. 47, 14, p. 4931-4940 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imaging techniques
3 Citations (Scopus)

Photophysical and Cellular Imaging Studies of Brightly Luminescent Osmium(II) Pyridyltriazole Complexes

Omar, S., Scattergood, P., McKenzie, L. K., Jones, C., Patmore, N., Meijer, A. J. H. M., Weinstein, J. A., Rice, C., Bryant, H. E. & Elliott, P., 5 Nov 2018, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 57, 21, p. 13201-13212 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Absorption spectra
absorption spectra