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  1. N.F. Sciortino, K.R. Scherl-Gruenwald, G. Chastanet, G.J. Halder, K.W. Chapman, J.-F. Létard, C.J. Kepert . Hysteretic three-step spin crossover in a thermo- and photo-chromic 3D pillared Hofmann-type metal-organic framework ; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. , 2012 , 51 , 10154-10158. Highlighted article with journal cover picture .

  2. A. Das, P.D. Southon, C.J. Kepert, D.M. D’Alessandro . Carbon Dioxide Adsorption via Physisorption and Chemisorption Interactions in Piperazine-Grafted Ni2(dobdc) (dobdc = 1,4-dioxido-2,5-benzenedicarboxylate) ; Dalton Trans , 2012 , 41 , 11739-11744 .

  3. P. Yuan, P.D. Southon, Z. Liu, C.J. Kepert . Organosilane functionalization of halloysite nanotubes for enhanced loading and controlled release of Orange II ; Nanotech. , 2012 , 23 , 375705 .

  4. M.B. Duriska, S.M. Neville, B. Moubaraki, K.S. Murray, C. Balde, J.-F. Létard, C.J. Kepert, S.R. Batten . A Family of Discrete Magnetically Switchable Nanoballs ; ChemPlusChem , 2012 , 77 , 616-623 .

  5. T.D. Keene, D.M. D’Alessandro, K.W. Kra mer, J.R. Price, D.J. Price, S. Decurtins, C.J. Kepert . [V16O38(CN)]9 : A Soluble Mixed-Valence Redox-Active Building Block with Strong Antiferromagnetic Coupling ; Inorg. Chem. , 2012 , 51 , 9192-9199.


  1. Li, F; Clegg, JK; D'Alessandro, DM; Goux-Capes, L; Sciortino, NF; Keene, TD and Kepert, CJ. Self-assembled Co(II) molecular squares incorporating the bridging ligand 4,7-phenanthrolino-5,6:5´,6´-pyrazine. Dalton Transactions, 40 (45), 12388-12393, 2011. DOI: 10.1039/c1dt11254f

  2. Li, F; Clegg, JK and Kepert, CJ. Structural diversity in coordination polymers constructed from a naphthalene-spaced dipyridyl ligand and iron(II) thiocyanate. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 71 (3-4), 381-388, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s10847-011-0016-5

  3. Mulyana, Y; Lindoy, LF; Kepert, CJ; McMurtrie, J; Parkin, A; Turner, P; Wei, G and Wilson, JG. New metal organic frameworks incorporating the ditopic macrocyclic ligand dipyridyldibenzotetraaza[14]annulene. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, 71 (3-4), 455-462, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s10847-011-0007-6

  4. Keene, TD; Murphy, MJ; Price, JR; Price, DJ and Kepert, CJ. A new modification of an old framework: Hofmann layers with unusual tetracyanidometallate groups. Dalton Transactions,40 (43), 11621-11628, 2011. DOI: 10.1039/c1dt11183c

  5. Dunstan, MT; Southon, PD; Kepert, CJ; Hester, J; Kimpton, JA and Ling, CD. Phase diagram, chemical stability and physical properties of the solid-solution Ba4Nb2-xTaxO9. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 184 (10), 2648-2654, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2011.07.036

  6. Southon, PD; Price, DJ; Nielsen, PK; McKenzie, CJ and Kepert, CJ. Reversible and selective O2 chemisorption in a porous metal–organic host material. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (28), 10885-10891, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/ja202228v

  7. Keene, TD; Price, DJ; Kepert, CJ. Laboratory-based separation techniques for insoluble compound mixtures: Methods for the purification of metal-organic framework materials. Dalton Transactions, 40 (27), 7122-7126, 2011. DOI: 10.1039/c1dt10251f

  8. Peterson, VK; Brown, CM; Liu, Y and Kepert, CJ. Structural study of D2 within the trimodal pore system of a metal organic framework. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (17), 8851-8857, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/jp2010937

  9. Li, F; Clegg, JK; Goux-Capes, L; Chastanet, G; D'Alessandro, DM; Létard, J-F and Kepert, CJ. A mixed-spin molecular square with a hybrid [2x2]grid/metallocyclic architecture. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50 (12), 2820-2823, 2011. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201007409

  10. Kepert, CJ. Metal-organic framework materials. Book chapter in: Porous Materials. ISBN: 978-0-470-99749-9. Editors: Bruce, DW; O'Hare, D and Walton, RI. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chapter 1, pp. 1-67, 2011.

  11. Li, F; Clegg, JK; Price, D and Kepert, CJ. Self-assembly of a metallomacrocycle templated by iron(II). Inorganic Chemsitry, 50 (3), 726-728, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/ic102350t

  1. Lock, N; Wu, Y; Christensen, M; Cameron, SL; Peterson, VK; Bridgeman, AJ; Kepert, CJ and Iversen, BB. Elucidating negative thermal expansion in MOF-5. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 (39), 16181-16186, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/jp103212z

  2. Yuan, A-H; Southon, PD; Price, DJ; Kepert, CJ; Zhou, H and Liu, W-Y. Syntheses, crystal structures, and the phase transformation of octacyanometallate-based LnIII–WV bimetallic assemblies with two-dimensional corrugated layers. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., (23), 3610-3614, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000320

  3. Wu, H; Simmons, JM; Liu, Y; Brown, CM; Wang, X-S; Ma, S; Peterson, VK; Southon, PD; Kepert, CJ; Zhou, H-C; Yildirim, T and Zhou, W. Metal-organic frameworks with exceptionally high methane uptake: Where are how is methane stored? Chem. Eur. J., 16 (17), 5205-5214, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200902719

  4. Peterson, VK; Kearley, GJ; Wu, Y; Ramirez-Cuesta, AJ; Kemner, E and Kepert, CJ. Local vibrational mechanism for negative thermal expansion: A combined neutron scattering and first-principles study. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49 (3), 585-588, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200903366

  5. Phillips, AE; Halder, GJ; Chapman, KW; Goodwin, AL and Kepert, CJ. Zero thermal expansion in a flexible, stable framework: Tetramethylammonium copper(I) zinc(II) cyanide. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132 (1), 10-11, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/ja906895j

  6. Clegg, JK; Iremonger, SS; Hayter, MJ; Southon, PD; Macquart, RB; Duriska, MB; Jensen, P; Turner, P; Jolliffe, KA; Kepert, CJ; Meehan, GV and Lindoy, LF. Hierarchical self-assembly of a chiral metal-organic framework displaying pronounced porosity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49 (6), 1075-1078, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200905497

  7. Amoore, JJM; Neville, SM; Moubaraki, B; Iremonger, SS; Murray, KS; Létard, J-F and Kepert, CJ. Thermal- and light-induced spin crossover in a guest-dependent dinuclear iron(II) system. Chem. Eur. J., 16 (6), 1973-1982, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901809

  1. Duriska, MB; Neville, SM; Lu, J; Iremonger, SS; Boas, JF; Kepert, CJ and Batten, SR. Systematic metal variation and solvent and hydrogen-gas storage in supramolecular nanoballs. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48 (47), 8919-8922, 2009. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200903863

  2. Kepert, CJ. Supramolecular magnetic materials. Aust. J. Chem., 62 (9), 1079-1080, 2009. DOI: 10.1071/CH09399

  3. Neville, SM; Halder, GJ; Chapman, KW; Duriska, MB; Moubaraki, B; Murray, KS and Kepert, CJ. Guest tunable structure and spin crossover properties in a nanoporous coordination framework material. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131 (34), 12106-12108, 2009. DOI: 10.1021/ja905360g

  4. Southon, PD; Liu, L; Fellows, EA; Price, DJ; Halder, GJ; Chapman, KW; Moubaraki, B; Murray, KS; Letard, JF and Kepert, CJ. Dynamic interplay between spin-crossover and host-guest function in a nanoporous metal-organic framework material. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (31), 10998-11009, 2009.

  5. Kumagai, H; Akita-Tanaka, M; Kawata, S; Inoue, K; Kepert, CJ and Kurmoo, M. Synthesis, crystal structures, and properties of molecular squares displaying hydrogen and pi-pi bonded networks. Crystal Growth & Design, 9 (6), 2734-2741, 2009. DOI: 10.1021/cg801369u

  6. Goodwin, AL; Kennedy, BJ and Kepert, CJ. Thermal expansion matching via framework flexibility in zinc dicyanometallates. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131 (18), 6334, 2009. DOI: 10.1021/ja901355b

  7. Brown, CM; Liu, Y; Yildirim, T; Peterson, VK and Kepert, CJ. Hydrogen adsorption in HKUST-1: a combined inelastic neutron scattering and first-principles study. Nanotechnology, 20 (20), 204025, 2009. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/20/20/204025

  8. Duriska, MB; Neville, SM; Moubaraki, B; Cashion, JA; Halder, GJ; Chapman, KW; Balde, C; Letard, JF; Murray, KS; Kepert, CJ and Batten, SR. A nanoscale molecular switch triggered by thermal, light, and guest perturbation. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 48 (14), 2549-2552, 2009. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200805178

2008 and before
  1. Halder, GJ; Chapman, KW; Neville, SM; Moubaraki, B; Murray, KS; Letard, JF and Kepert, CJ. Elucidating the mechanism of a two-step spin transition in a nanoporous metal-organic framework. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130 (51), 17552-17562, 2008. DOI: 10.1021/ja8068038

  2. Beves, JE; Constable, EC; Housecroft, CE; Kepert, CJ; Neuburger, M; Price, DJ; Schaffner, S and Zampese, JA. Curly-curly, loop-loop: homoleptic metal(II) complexes of pyridinecarbaldehyde 4 '-(2,2 ':6 ',2 ''-terpyridyl) hydrazones and their coordination polymers. Dalton Transactions, (47), 6742-6751, 2008. DOI: 10.1039/b810906k

  3. Neville, SM; Leita, BA; Halder, GJ; Kepert, CJ; Moubaraki, B; Letard, JF and Murray, KS. Understanding the two-step spin-transition phenomenon in iron(II) 1D chain materials. Chemistry-A European Journal, 14 (32), 10123-10133, 2008. DOI: 10.1002/chem.200800886

  4. Wu, Y; Kobayashi, A; Halder, GJ; Peterson, VK; Chapman, KW; Lock, N; Southon, PD and Kepert, CJ. Negative thermal expansion in the metal-organic framework material Cu3(1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate)2. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 47 (46), 8929-8932, 2008. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200803925

  5. Iremonger, SS; Southon, PD and Kepert, CJ. A nanoporous chiral metal-organic framework material that exhibits reversible guest adsorption. Dalton Transactions, (44), 6103-6105, 2008. DOI: 10.1039/b816359f

  6. Yuan, P; Southon, PD; Liu, ZW; Green, MER; Hook, JM; Antill, SJ and Kepert, CJ. Functionalization of halloysite clay nanotubes by grafting with gamma-aminopropyltriethoxysilane. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (40), 15742-15751, 2008.

  7. Beves, JE; Bray, DJ; Clegg, JK; Constable, EC; Housecroft, CE; Jolliffe, KA; Kepert, CJ; Lindoy, LF; Neuburger, M; Price, DJ; Schaffner, S and Schaper, F. Expanding the 4,4 '-bipyridine ligand: Structural variation in {M(pytpy)2}2+ complexes (pytpy=4 '-(4-pyridyl)-2,2 ': 6 ',2 ''-terpyridine, M = Fe, Ni, Ru) and assembly of the hydrogen-bonded, one-dimensional polymer {[Ru(pytpy)(Hpytpy)]}n3n+. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 361 (9-10), 2582-2590, 2008. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2007.10.040

  8. Neville, SM ; Halder, GJ; Chapman, KW; Duriska, MB; Southon, PD; Cashion, JD; Letard, JF; Moubaraki, B; Murray, KS and Kepert, CJ. Single-crystal to single-crystal structural transformation and photomagnetic properties of a porous iron(II) spin-crossover framework. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130 (9), 2869-2876, 2008. DOI: 10.1021/ja077958f

  9. Phillips, AE; Goodwin, AL; Halder, GJ; Southon, PD and Kepert, CJ. Nanoporosity and exceptional negative thermal expansion in single-network cadmium cyanide. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 47 (8), 1396-1399, 2008. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200704421

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