Metallosupramolecular materials (Telfer, Brooker)
One specific focal point is synthesis and characterisation of molecules with interesting magnetic phenomena, such as spin crossover and single-molecule magnet behaviour. In work underway, we are using our expertise in macrocyclic chemistry to investigate a new approach to controlled preparation of single molecule magnets. A second focus of work in this objective is preparation and characterisation of metal-organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts and gas sorbents. We are continuing to explore the chemistry, and particularly catalytic properties, of metal-organic frameworks with photolabile protecting groups.