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Congratulations to Kellie Adamson who won 'Best Materials Science Oral Presentation' at the Microscopy Society of Ireland's 37th Annual Symposium in Galway, Ireland for her talk entitled "Peptide Modified Nanostructured Surfaces for Single Platelet Capture".


Congratulations to Dr. Róisín Moriarty who won Best Poster Presentation at Biopic 2013 in Dublin for her poster entitled "Synthesis and Application of water soluble BODIPY Fluorophores for live cellular imaging".

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Cover Articles:

Naphthyridyl-Substituted 4,4-Difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY) Luminophores: Photophysics and Application as Molecular Imaging Probes in Live Cells

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Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2, 9, pp. 763- 778 DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201300137


DNA mediated immobilisation of electrocatalytic platinum nanoparticles in gold nanocavity arrays

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Chemical Communications, 2013, 49, 1342-1342 DOI: 10.1039/C3CC90017G


Electrochemically Induced Release of a Luminescent Probe from a Rhenium-Containing Metallopolymer 




ChemPlusChem, 2013, 78, 1, 1.  DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201390000

 The cover picture shows the release of the luminescent rhenium coordination complex (yellow spheres) in solution. This release is triggered by electrochemical stimulus applied through the cable to the metallopolymer, which is represented by the splash of blue paint. The irreversibility of the electrochemical release is highlighted by holes in the graph paper. G. Valenti, F. Paolucci, R. J. Forster, and co-workers outline the photophysical and electrochemical properties of a novel metallopolymer containing [Re(bpy)(CO)3]+ moieties coordinated to a poly(4-vinylpyridine) polymer chain in their Full Paper on page 55 ff. Release of the metal complexes can be triggered by oxidation or reduction of the rhenium complex.

Highly luminescent Ru(II) metallopolymers: photonic and redox properties in solution and as thin films


Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 2012,11, 10, 1487-1488. DOI: 10.1039/C2PP25134E


Enhanced photocurrent production from thin films of Ru(II) metallopolymer/Dawson polyoxotungstate adducts under visible irradiation


Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 30, 3593-3595. DOI: 10.1039/C2CC17431F

Films of polyoxometalate:Ru(II)-metallopolymers generate photocurrents in the presence of benzyl alcohol and visible light. Significantly, the photocurrent generated by a polyoxotungstate adduct is seven fold larger than the Dawson polyoxomolybdate.

Fabrication of gold sphere to cuboid nanoarrays using PDMS templates


Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 7605-7607. DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11495F

A novel polymer based templated approach to creating highly ordered gold arrays with either positive or negative nano-scale features of controlled shape from truncated spheres to cuboids is presented.

Single nanocavity electrodes: fabrication, electrochemical and photonic properties

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Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 7053-7053. DOI: 10.1039/C0CC90088E

Nanosphere lithography has been used to create spherical recessed electrodes of nanometre dimensions capable of enhancing fluorescent signals.

Sensitization of photo-reduction of the polyoxometalate anions [S2M18O62]4− (M = Mo, W) in the visible spectral region by the [Ru(bpy)3]2+ cation

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Dalton Transactions, 2006, 46, 1, 4218-4227. DOI: 10.1039/b918611e

Multimodal cell imaging by ruthenium polypyridyl labeled cell penetrating peptides .