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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

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • 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 2020

Unravelling the Mechanism of Excited-State Interligand Energy Transfer and the Engineering of Dual Emission in [Ir(C^N)2(N^N)]+ Complexes

Scattergood, P., Ranieri, A., Charalambou, L., Comia, A., Ross, D., Rice, C., Hardman, S., Heully, J-L., Dixon, I. M., Massi, M., Alary, F. & Elliott, P., 14 Jan 2020, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Excited states
Energy transfer
energy transfer

Cyclic Vinyl(aryl)iodonium Salts: Synthesis and Reactivity

Kepski, K., Rice, C. & Moran, W., 6 Sep 2019, In : Organic Letters. 21, 17, p. 6936-6939 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crystal structure
1 Citation (Scopus)

Expedient synthesis of highly substituted 3,4-dihydro-1,2-oxathiine 2,2-dioxides and 1,2-oxathiine 2,2-dioxides: Revisiting sulfene additions to enaminoketones

Aiken, S., Anozie, K., De Azevedo, O., Cowan, L., Edgar, R., Gabbutt, C., Heron, B., Lawrence, P., Mills, A., Rice, C., Urquhart, M. & Zonidis, D., Nov 2019, In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 17, 44, p. 9585-9604 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Inhibition of the photochromic behaviour of a 3,3-diphenyl-3H-pyrano[3,2-f]quinoline ligand by coordination to Ag(I) ions

Edgar, R., Elliott, P., Fennessy, R. V., Gabbutt, C., Heron, M., Pope, S., Sinopoli, A. & Rice, C., 23 Dec 2019, In : Dyes and Pigments. 175, 4 p., 108167.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle