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  • A rigid molecular scaffold can be used to bring together two arene groups in a face-to-face geometry and enables the interaction between them to be measured

    • Stephen Davey
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  • Molecular rotary motors based on cyclopentane can move in one direction with megahertz frequencies at room temperature

    • Jane Morris
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  • An interlocked molecule has been synthesized that mimics the movement of muscle fibres when it is exposed to different wavelengths of light

    • Ros Portman
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  • Carborane-based metal–organic frameworks can be used to separate CO2 from CO2/CH4 mixtures

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • The fingerprint response of conjugated chromophores enables optical discrimination between 10 metals

    • Neil Withers
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  • An interwoven coordination polymer with a so-called Borromean topology serves as a host for nitrate anions and discrete water clusters

    • Stuart Cantrill
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  • Direct conversion of radiolabelled methyl iodide to formaldehyde offers many new opportunities for preparing 11C-containing molecules

    • Stephen Davey
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  • The intermediate σ complex presumed, but not seen, to be involved in nucleophilic aromatic substitution reactions has now been observed experimentally

    • Jane Morris
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  • Chemically synthesizing both enantiomers of an antifreeze protein enables it to be crystallized — and thus characterized — more easily

    • Neil Withers
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  • Combining peptides with silicon nanowires enables selective sensing of gas-phase molecules

    • Jane Morris
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  • Ionic liquid mixtures can be used as solvent-free electrolytes in high-performance dye-sensitized solar cells

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Altering the framework of a porous material can affect the reactivity of guest molecules without significantly changing the dimensions of the pores

    • Stephen Davey
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  • Coatings made from sandwiched nanolayers can heal the surface of a material and prevent further corrosion

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • The properties of single-molecule magnets can be modified through the careful design of encapsulating polyoxometalate ligands

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Dendritic scaffolds containing mannose derivatives have been synthesized for their potential use as inhibitors of bacterial infection

    • Ros Portman
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  • Liquid crystal elastomers that expand or contract on exposure to light can be used to drive a macroscopic motor

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Seven different metal atoms are brought together by a carbon-rich ligand to form a unique multinuclear complex

    • Neil Withers
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  • A counterintuitive approach that destroys stereochemistry twice and then re-introduces it enables a highly selective and protecting-group-free total synthesis of a scarce natural product with interesting biological properties

    • Stephen Davey
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  • Simplifying the calculations used to determine how strongly hydrocarbons bind to metal surfaces may lead to less expensive hydrogenation catalysts

    • Gavin Armstrong
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  • Studying the interconversion of the different crystalline forms of cocoa butter may lead to a better understanding of fat bloom in chocolate and how it may be prevented

    • Stephen Davey
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