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:
A counterion study of a series of [Cu(P^P)(N^N)][A] compounds with bis(phosphane) and 6-methyl and 6,6'-dimethyl-substituted 2,2'-bipyridine ligands for light-emitting electrochemical cells
M. Meyer, L. Mardegan, D. Tordera, A. Prescimone, M. Sessolo, H. J. Bolink, E. C. Constable, and C. E. Housecroft

Dalton Trans. 2021, Advance article, doi: 10.1039/D1DT03239A

representing polymers:
Adapting (4,4) Networks Through Substituent effects and Conformationally Flexible 3,2':6',3"-Terpyridines
D. Rocco, A. Prescimone, E.C. Constable and C.E. Housecroft
Molecules, 2021, 26, 6337. doi: 10.3390/molecules26216337

representing solar cells:
The influence of alkyl chains on the performance of DSCs employing iron(II) N-heterocyclic carbene sensitizers
M. Becker, V. Wyss, E. C. Constable and C. E. Housecroft
Dalton Trans. 2021, Advance article, doi: 10.1039/d1dt03252f

representing reviews:
TADF: Enabling luminescent copper(I) coordination compounds for light-emitting electrochemical cells
C. E. Housecroft and E.C. Constable
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, published online advance. doi: 10.1039/D1TC04028F