Welcome to the Constable - Housecroft research group


Our research group is engaged in all aspects of materials containing coordination and supramolecular compounds. Much of the emphasis is upon the design and development of materials which will contribute to mankind achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals designated in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. Compounds of interest range from simple coordination compounds which can absorb or emit light to coordination networks which can act as hosts for small molecules or behave as active millimetric materials.

Latest publications


representing surfaces:
Turning over on sticky balls: preparation and catalytic studies of surface-functionalized TiO2 nanoparticles
S. A. Freimann, A. Prescimone, C. E. Housecroft and E. C. Constable
RSC Adv., 2021, 11, 5537-5547. doi: 10.1039/D0RA09319J

representing emitters:
Desymmetrizing heteroleptic [Cu(P^P)(N^N)][PF6] compounds: effects on structural and photophysical properties, and solution dynamic behavior
M. Meyer, F. Brunner, A. Prescimone, E. C. Constable and C. E. Housecroft
Molecules, 2021, 26, 125. doi: 10.3390/molecules26010125

representing polymers:
Isomeric 4,2′:6′,4′′- and 3,2′:6′,3′′-Terpyridines with Isomeric 4′-Trifluoromethylphenyl Substituents: Effects on the Assembly of Coordination Polymers with [Cu(hfacac)2] (Hhfacac = Hexafluoropentane-2,4-dione)
G. Manfroni, S. S. Capomolla, A. Prescimone, E. C. Constable and C. E. Housecroft
Inorganics, 2021, 9, 54, doi: 10.3390/inorganics9070054

representing solar cells:
Electrolyte Tuning in Iron(II)-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Different Ionic Liquids and I2 Concentrations
M. Becker, C. E. Housecroft and E. C. Constable
Materials, 2021, 14, 3053, doi: 10.3390/ma14113053