The group have developed a broad range of ion responsive and redox responsive molecular films based on a number of architextures spanning polymeric scaffolds, interlocked molecules, self-assembled monolayers and artificial membranes. Some of this work has been associated with the development of optical switches, redox switches and / or electrochemical ion sensing methodologies in conjuction with integrated microfluidics.

Much of this work is carried out in collaboration with the Beer and Langton groups.


Engineered Binding Microenvironments in Halogen Bonding Polymers for Enhanced Anion Sensing
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2023, 62, e202300867.
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Redox-Switchable Chalcogen Bonding for Anion Recognition and Sensing
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 19, 8827–8836.
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Continuous and Polarization-Tuned Redox Capacitive Anion Sensing at Electroactive Interfaces
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 45, 19199–19206.
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Real-time Voltammetric Anion Sensing Under Flow
Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27, 17700.
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Solvent Effects in Halogen and Hydrogen Bonding Mediated Electrochemical Anion Sensing in Aqueous Solution and at Interfaces
Chem. Eur. J., 2021, 27, 10201.
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Enhanced Voltammetric Anion Sensing at Halogen and Hydrogen Bonding Ferrocenyl SAMs
Chem. Sci., 2021,12, 2433-2440.
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The Nanoscopic Principles of Capacitive Ion Sensing Interfaces
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020,22, 3770-3774.
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Electrochemical Anion Sensing: Supramolecular Approaches
Chem. Rev., 2020, 120, 3, 1888–1935.
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Exploiting the mechanical bond for molecular recognition and sensing of charged species
Mater. Chem. Front., 2020,4, 1052-1073.
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A halogen-bonding foldamer molecular film for selective reagentless anion sensing in water
Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 4849-4852.
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