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May 2018

Copper(I) and silver(I) complexes of 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)xanthene: photophysical properties and structural rigidity under pressure

S. Keller, A. Prescimone, E. C. Constable and C. E. Housecroft,

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, 17, 375-385; DOI :10.1039/C7PP00432J.

April 2018

CF3 Substitution of [Cu(P^P)(bpy)][PF6] Complexes: Effects on Photophysical Properties and Light‐Emitting Electrochemical Cell Performance

S. Keller, F. Brunner, J.M. Junquera‐Hernández, A. Pertegás, M.‐G. La‐Placa, A. Prescimone,
E.C. Constable, H.J. Bolink, E. Ortí and C.E. Housecroft

ChemPlusChem., 2018, 83, 217-229; DOI :10.1002/cplu.201700501.

October 2017

Sarah Keller wins 2017 Albert Hofmann PhD Award

Sarah Keller, a 4th year PhD student in the group of Professors Housecroft and Constable, has won one of the 2017 Albert Hofmann PhD Awards for Excellence in Research. This prize recognizes the achievements of three outstanding PhD students who have conducted their research in Switzerland and includes a cash prize, award certificate and research presentation. It is awarded in the course of the Albert Hofmann symposium, which is organized biannually by the Chemistry Department of the University of Zurich in memory of the well-known natural product chemist Albert Hofmann. As a part of the award ceremony, Sarah gave a presentation entitled "Luminescent Copper(I) Complexes in Light-Emitting Devices: A New Era of Enlightenment" at the Albert Hofmann Symposium on the 24th of October at the University of Zürich.

February 2016

Clean Energy From Water

Rita Toth, Roché M. Walliser, Niamh S. Murray, Debajeet K. Bora, Artur Braun, Giuseppino Fortunato, Catherine E. Housecroft and Edwin C. Constable

Chemistry Communication doi: 10.1039/c5cc09556e

January 2016

2-Dimensional networks assembled using 4'-functionalized 4,2':6',4''-terpyridines and Co(NCS)2

Y. M. Klein, A. Prescimone, E. C. Constable and C. E. Housecroft

Polyhedron, 103(Part A), 58-65; DOI :10.1016/j.poly.2015.08.005.

June 2015

Manipulating connecting nodes through remote alkoxy chain variation in coordination networks with 4'-alkoxy-4,2':6',4''-terpyridine linkers

Y. M. Klein, A. Prescimone, E. C. Constable and C. E. Housecroft,

CrystEngComm., 2015, 17, 6483-6492; DOI :10.1039/C5CE01115A.

March 2015

A 3-dimensional {42.84} lvt net built from a ditopic bis(3,2':6',3''-terpyridine) tecton bearing long alkyl tails

Y. M. Klein, E. C. Constable, C. E. Housecroft and A. Prescimone,

CrystEngComm., 2015, 17, 2070-2073; DOI :10.1039/C4CE02347A.

August 2013

Cobalt Replacements Make Solar Cells More Sustainable

UniNews:Kobalt statt Iod macht Solarzellen umweltfreundlicher

Copper(I) dye-sensitized solar cells with [Co(bpy)3]2+/3+ electrolyte
Biljana Bozic-Weber, Edwin C. Constable, Sebastian O. F&uumlrer,Catherine E. Housecroft, Lukas J. Troxler and Jennifer A. Zampese, Chem. Comm..,2013,49, 7222-7224; DOI: 10.1039/C3CC44595J

May 2012

DSSC made from Zinc(II)

UniNews: Nachhaltige Solarzellen aus h&aumlufigen Metallen

The d10 route to Q1 dye-sensitized solar cells: step-wise assembly of zinc(II) photosensitizers on TiO2 surfaces
Biljana Bozic-Weber, Edwin C. Constable, Nik Hostettler,Catherine E. Housecroft, Ralf Schmitt and Ewald Sch&oumlnhofer, Chem. Comm.., 2012,DOI: 10.1039/c2cc31729j

March 2012

Paper in Top 10 for January 2012


2,2':6',2''-Terpyridine substituted in the 4'-position by the solubilizing and sterically demanding tert-butyl group: a surprisingly new ligand
Edwin C. Constable, Nik Hostettler,Catherine E. Housecroft, Peter Kopecky, Markus Neuburger and Jennifer A. Zampese, Dalton Trans., 2012,41,2890-2897; DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12142E