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:
Attraction in Action: Reduction of Water to Dihydrogen Using Surface-Functionalized TiO2 Nanoparticles
S. A. Freimann, C. E. Housecroft, E. C. Constable
Nanomaterials, 2022, 12(5), 789. doi:10.3390/nano12050789

representing emitters:
The effects of introducing terminal alkenyl substituents into the 2,2'-bipyridine domain in [Cu(N^N)(P^P)]+ coordination compounds
J. Wöhler, M. Meyer, A. Prescimone, E.C. Constable and C.E. Housecroft
Dalton Trans., 2022, 51, 13094-13105. doi:10.1039/D2DT01799G

representing polymers:
Versatility within (4,4) networks assembled from 1,4-bis(n-alkyloxy)-2,5-bis(3,2':6',3''-terpyridin-4'-yl)benzene and [Cu(hfacac)2] (Hhfacac = 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoropentane-2,4-dione)
S. S. Capomolla, G. Manfroni, A. Prescimone, E. C. Constable, C. E. Housecroft
Polyhedron, 2022, 224, 116005, doi:10.1016/j.poly.2022.116005

To be or not to be a (4,4) net: Reactions of 4'-{4-(N,N-diethylaminophenyl)}- and 4'-{4-(N,N-diphenylaminophenyl)}-3,2':6',3"- and 4,2':6',4"-terpyridines with cobalt(II) thiocyanate
D. Rocco, A. Nikoletić, A. Prescimone, E. C. Constable and C. E. Housecroft
Crystals, 2022, 12, 1136, doi:10.3390/cryst12081136

representing solar cells:
Solar energy conversion using first row d-block metal coordination compound sensitizers and redox mediators
C. E. Housecroft and E. C. Constable
Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 1225-1262. doi: 10.1039/D1SC06828H

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, 2022, 10, 4456-4482. doi: 10.1039/D1TC04028F

John Dalton – the man and the myth
E. C. Constable
Dalton Trans., 2022, 51, 768–776. doi: 10.1039/d1dt04135e