Maxwell J. Crossley

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The electrochemical properties of porphyrin-appended dendrimers containing 2-, 4-, 8-, 16-, 32- and 64-porphyrin macrocycles in their free-base and zinc(II) forms have been investigated. Both series gave diffusional based voltammetric responses in dichloromethane. There was minimal effect of dendrimer generation on the redox potentials. Multiple pi-cation(More)
 Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra and X-ray absorption (EXAFS and XANES) data have been recorded for the manganese enzyme aminopeptidase P (AMPP, PepP protein) from Escherichia coli. The biological function of the protein, a tetramer of 50-kDa subunits, is the hydrolysis of N-terminal Xaa-Pro peptide bonds. Activity assays confirm that the(More)
Many chemical reactions are catalysed by metal complexes, and insight into their mechanisms is essential for the design of future catalysts. A variety of conventional spectroscopic techniques are available for the study of reaction mechanisms at the ensemble level, and, only recently, fluorescence microscopy techniques have been applied to monitor single(More)
Photochemical upconversion is performed, whereby emitter triplet states are produced through triplet energy transfer from sensitizer molecules excited with low energy photons. The triplet emitter molecules undergo triplet-triplet annihilation to yield excited singlet states which emit upconverted fluorescence. Experiments comparing the 560 nm prompt(More)
Multiple photosynthetic reaction centres have successfully been constructed using supramolecular complexes of zinc porphyrin dendrimers [D(ZnP)(n): n = 4, 8, 16] with fulleropyrrolidine bearing a pyridine ligand (C(60)py). Efficient energy migration occurs completely between the ZnP units of dendrimers prior to the electron transfer with increasing the(More)
Aqueous solutions of the water-soluble porphyrin 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrinatomanganese(III) acetate were inserted into the holes of a photonic crystal fiber, and the porphyrin absorption bands were identified. Results were obtained for three concentrations. The porphyrins in water show no surface interactions with the silica walls of(More)
Conventional photochemical upconversion (UC) through homo-geneous triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA) is subject to several enthalpic losses that limit the UC margin. Here, we address one of these losses: the triplet energy transfer (TET) from the sensitizer to the emitter molecules. Usually, the triplet energy level of the emitter is set below that of the(More)
The N,N',N'',N'''-1,2,4,5-tetra(ethylhexanoate) pyromellitamide is found to be capable of both intermolecular aggregation and binding to small anions. It is synthesized by aminolysis of pyromellitic anhydride with ethanolamine, followed by a reaction with hexanoyl chloride. The single-crystal X-ray structure of the pyromellitamide shows that it forms(More)
Percolation diffusion into long (11.5 cm) self-assembled, ordered mesoporous microfibres is studied using optical transmission and laser ablation inductive coupled mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Optical transmission based diffusion studies reveal rapid penetration (<5 s, D > 80 μm²∙s-¹) of Rhodamine B with very little percolation of larger molecules such as(More)
Di[dihydroxotin(IV)] Tröger's base bis-porphyrin 1, a host molecule with two internal and two external guest interaction sites, binds <or= 1 equivalent of dicarboxylic acid quantitatively within the chiral cavity, a regioselectivity amplified by initial ditopic H-bond formation, followed by kinetic trapping.