Carbon nanothreads, also known as diamond nanothreads, are 1D-crystalline polymers formed from sp3 bonded carbon. They are formed by compressing molecular species (e.g. benzene, pyridine, furan) at extreme pressures.
My research specifically focusses on controlling nanothread formation pathways via heteroatom incorporation.
"Solid-State Pathway Control via Reaction-Directing Heteroatoms: Ordered Pyridazine Nanothreads through Selective Cycloaddition" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c12143
Phosphine Coordination materials
Phosphine Coordination Materials (PCMs) are a new class of porous coordination polymers that use suitably functionalized phosphine ligands to link between metal nodes. The P(III) phosphine site allows for a wide variety of both pre- and post-synthetic modifications.
My research specifically focused on two areas:
- The discovery of new PCM materials based on tris(p-carboxylato) triphenyl phosphine P(C6H4COOH)3
- The incorporation of catalytically active metal species via pre-, peri- and post-synthetic modification
“Direct, One-Pot Syntheses of MOFs Decorated with Low-Valent Metal-Phosphine Complexes” Organometallics 2019, 38, 3406-3411. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00319
“A MOF with cooperative phosphines that permits post-synthetic installation of open metal sites” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 9295-9299. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201802402
“A Sensor for Trace H2O in D2O” Chem 2017, 2, 579-589. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.02.010