Congratulations to our PhD student Anna Ahveninen who was confirmed in her PhD on February 19. Anna who came to us from Finland via Clayton wowed the panel with exciting stories of how she valiantly battled the complexities of twinning in cubic crystals. Well done Anna!
Jess presents her work at the inaugural Australian metallosupramolecular chemistry symposium at UNSW
PhD student Jessica Holmes delivered a teriffic presentation at the recent metallosupramolecular chemistry symposium at UNSW. She received rave reviews and only ran a little over time! Jess would like to extend her congratulations to participants, who were all excellent. Thank you to Jonathon Beeves for organising such an enjoyable event. One of the highlights for Jess was being reunited with former star Abrahams/Robson student Ry, who has now embarked on his PhD in the D’Alessandro group at USyd.
If the thought of 4,4′-bipyridine bridging copper centres within 2D and 3D networks sends a little shiver of excitement down your spine then our recent Chem Comm paper may be for you. Our work on crystal templation, undertaken in collaboration with LaTrobe University’s answer to Hermione Granger, is described in our paper entitled “Templation of a square grid copper(II) 4,4-bipyridine network by a 3D PtS-related Cu(I)-Cu(II) 4,4′-bipyridine crystal” (DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08266H).
To ring in the new year why not read the group’s latest Dalton Transactions communication “An indirect generation of 1D MII-2,5-dihydroxybenzoquinone coordination polymers, their structural rearrangements and generation of materials with a high affinity for H2, CO2 and CH4” find it here DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04095G
The group’s communication “A New Structural Family of Gas-Sorbing Coordination Polymers from Phenolic Carboxylic Acids” can now be found online.
Congratulations to Christine ‘Spiro‘ Hawes for the completion of her MSc!!
Her work involved ‘Host-Guest Chemistry in Discrete Catechol-Based Supramolecular Assemblies’. We wish her luck in her future endeavours. She will be remembered by us for having the second best hair in the group.
After a productive month Ry has left our lab. We hope to see Ry in Australia again soon!
The group has spent three highly productive days at the PD beamline at the Australian Synchrotron where it was the battle of the beamline hogs! Ash and Tara fought a tight race for the most data collections. Tara came out on top with approximately seventy.
The group has enjoyed another 24 hours of MX1 beamtime at the Australian Synchrotron. We all await with great anticipation for next allotment of beamtime when Tim Hudson will finally deliver the punch-line to his famous ‘microwave’ joke.
Keith White presented a seminar, providing an overview of his and the group’s recent work to a full house at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. When asked about his presentation Keith said, ‘It was an outstanding success, I just wish I could have been in the audience’.
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