Corresponding Author/Group Publications

  1. Findlay J.A., Patil K.M., Gardiner M.G., MacDermott-Opeskin H.I., O’Mara M.L., Kruger P.E., Preston D.,* “Heteroleptic tripalladium(II) cages,” Chem. Asian J., 2022, accepted manuscript, DOI:
  1. Preston D.,* “Discrete self-assembled metallo-foldamers with heteroleptic sequence specificity,” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2021, accepted manuscript, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202108456
  1. Kolien J., Inglis A.R., Vasdev R.A.S., Howard B.I., Kruger P.E.,  Preston D.,* “Exploiting the labile site in dinuclear [Pd2L2]n+ metallo-cycles: multi-step control over binding affinity without alteration of core host structure,” Inorg. Chem. Front., 2020, 7, 3895-3908, DOI: 10.1039/D0QI00901F
  2. Preston D.,* Patil K.M., O’Neil A.T., Vasdev R.A.S., Kitchen J.A.,* Kruger P.E., “Long-cavity [Pd2L4]4+ cages and designer 1,8-naphthalimide sulfonate guests: rich variation in affinity and differentiated binding stoichiometry,” Inorg. Chem. Front., 2020,  7, 2990-3001, DOI: 10.1039/D0QI00658K
  1. Preston D.,* Kruger P.E.,* “Using complementary ligand denticity to direct metallosupramolecular structure about metal ions with square planar geometry,” ChemPlusChem, invited review for special issue on emerging talents and their mentors in supramolecular chemistry, cover feature, 2020, 85, 454-465, DOI: 10.1002/cplu.202000019
  1. Preston D.,* Inglis A.R., Garden A.L., Kruger P.E., “A symmetry interaction approach to [M2L2]4+ metallo-cycles and their self-catenation,” Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 13271-13274, DOI: 10.1039/C9CC07130J
  1. Preston D.,* Inglis A.R., Crowley J.D., Kruger P.E., “Adaptive self-assembly of a PdxLy metallosupramolecular system,” Chem. –Asian J., 2019, 14, 3404-3408, DOI: 10.1002/asia.201901238
  1. Preston D.,* Kruger P.E., “Reversible transformation between a [PdL2]2+ “figure-of-eight” complex and a [Pd2L2]4+ dimer: switching on and off self-recognition,” Chem. –Eur. J., 2019, 25, 1781-1786; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201805172
  2. Preston D.,* Findlay J.A., Crowley J.D., “Recognition properties and self-assembly of planar [M(2-pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole)2]2+ metallo-ligands,” Chem. –Asian J., special issue highlighting chemistry in New Zealand, designated a Very Important Paper, 2019, 14, 1136-1142; DOI: 10.1002/asia.201801132
  3. Preston D.,* Sutton J.J., Gordon K.C., Crowley J.D., “A nona-nuclear heterometallic Pd3Pt6 “donut” shaped cage: molecular recognition and photocatalysis,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 8659-8663; DOI: 10.1002/anie.201804745
  1. Ross D.A.W., Preston D.,* Crowley J.D.,* “Self-assembly with 2,6-bis(1-(pyridin-4-ylmethyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine: silver(I) and iron(II) complexes,” Molecules, invited paper, 2017, 22, 1762-1774; DOI: 10.3390/molecules22101762
  2. Preston D.,* Tucker R., Garden A.L., Crowley J.D., “Heterometallic [MnPtn(L)2n]x+ macrocycles from dichloromethane-derived bis-2-pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole ligands,” Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 8928–8934; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01435

Previous First Author Publications

  1. Preston D., Kruger P.E.,* “Untangling knotty problems,” News and Views article, Nat. Chem., 2021, 13, 114-116; DOI: 10.1038/s41557-020-00630-w
  2. Preston D., Forrest K.F., Lewis J.E.M., Vasdev R.A.S, Abrahams B.F.,* Crowley J.D.,* “Solid state gas sorption studies on palladium(II) [Pd2(L)4]4+ cages,” Chem. –Eur. J., inside cover, designated a Hot Paper, 2017, 23, 10559-10567; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201701477
  3. Preston D., Lewis J.E.M., Crowley J.D.,* “Multicavity [PdnL4]2n+ cages with controlled segregated binding of different guests,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 2379-2386; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b11982
  4. Preston D., Barnsley J.E., Gordon K.C., Crowley J.D.,* “Controlled formation of heteroleptic [Pd2(La)2(Lb)2]4+ cages,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 10578–10585; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b05629
  5. Preston D., Lewis J.E.M., McNeill S.M., Giles G.I., Crowley J.D.,* “Enhanced kinetic stability of [Pd2L4]4+ cages through ligand substitution,” Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 8050–8060; DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00133E
  6. Preston D., Fox-Charles A., Lo W.K.C., Crowley, J.D.,* “Chloride triggered reversible switching from a metallosupramolecular [Pd2L4]4+ cage to a [Pd2L2Cl4] metallo-macrocycle with release of endo- and exo-hedrally bound guests,” Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 9042–9045; DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02226F

Other Publications

  1. Lisboa, L.S., Preston D., McAdam C.J., Wright L.J., Hartinger C.G., Crowley J.D.,* “Heterotrimetallic double cavity cages: synthesis and guest binding,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, ahead of print, DOI:
  2. Sutton J.J., Preston D., Traber P., Steinmetzer J., Wu X., Kayal S., Sun X.Z., Crowley J.D., George M.W.,* Kupfer S.,* Gordon K.C.,* “Excited state switching in rhenium(I) bipyridyl complexes with donor- donor and donor-acceptor substituents,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 9082–9093, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c02755
  3. McNeill S.M., Giles N.M.,  Preston D., Jones P.P., Crowley J.D., Giles G.I.,* “The quadruply stranded metallo-supramolecular helicate [Pd2(hextrz)4]4+ acts as a molecular mimic of cytolytic peptides,” Chem. Res. Tox., 2020, 59, 10, 6736-6746, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.0c00061
  4. Shillito G.E., Preston D., Traber P., Steinmetzer J., McAdam C.J., Crowley J.D., Wagner P., Kupfer S.,* Gordon K.C.* “Excited state switching frustrates the tuning of properties in TPA donor ligand Re(I) and Pt(II) complexes,” Inorg. Chem., 2020, 59, 10, 6736-6746, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03691 
  5. van Hilst Q.V.C., Vasdev R.A.S, Preston D., Findlay J.A., Scottwell S.Ø., Giles G.I., Brooks H.J.L.,* Crowley J.D.,* “Synthesis, characterisation and antimicrobial studies of some 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine ruthenium(II) “click” complexes,” A.J.O.C., 2019, 8, 496-505; DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201900088
  6. Vasdev R.A.S.,* Gaudin L.F., Preston D., Jogy J.P., Giles G.I., Crowley J.D.,* “Anticancer activity and cisplatin binding ability of bis-quinoline and bis-isoquinoline derived [Pd2L4]4+ metallosupramolecular cages,” Front. Chem., invited paper, 2018, 6, 1-9; DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00563
  7. Kim T.Y., Vasdev R.A.S., Preston D., Crowley J.D.,* “Strategies for reversible guest uptake and release from metallosupramolecular architectures,” Chem. –Eur. J., invited review, 2018, 24, 14878-14890; DOI: 10.1002/chem.201802081
  8. Shillito G., Hall T.B.J., Preston D., Traber P., Wu L., Reynolds K., Horvath R., Sun X.Z., Lucas N.T., Crowley J.D., George M.W., Kupfer S., Gordon K.C.,* “Dramatic alteration of 3ILCT lifetimes using ancillary ligands in [Re(L)(CO)3(phen-TPA)]n+ complexes: an integrated spectroscopic and theoretical study,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 13, 4532-4542; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12868
  9. Findlay J.A., McAdam C.J., Sutton J.J., Preston D., Gordon K.C., and Crowley J.D.,* “Metallosupramolecular architectures formed with ferrocene-linked bis-bidentate ligands: synthesis, structures and electro-chemical studies,” Inorg. Chem., invited frontiers article, 2018, 57,3602-3614; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02503
  10. van Hilst Q.V.C., Lagesse, N.R., Preston, D., Crowley, J.D.,* “Functional metal complexes from CuAAC “click” bidentate and tridentate pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole ligands,” Dalton Trans., invited review,2018, 47, 997-1002; DOI: 10.1039/c7dt04570k
  11. Vasdev R.A.S., Preston D., Crowley J.D.,* “Multicavity metallosupramolecular architectures,” Chem. –Asian J., invited focus review, 2017, 12, 2513-2523; DOI: 10.1002/asia.201700948
  12. Vasdev R.A.S., Preston D., Crowley J.D.,* “Functional metallosupramolecular architectures using 1,2,3-triazole ligands: it’s as easy as 1,2,3 “click”,” Dalton Trans., invited review, 2017, 46, 2402-2414; DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04702E
  13. Vasdev R.A.S., Preston D., Scottwell S.Ø., Brooks H.J.L., Crowley J.D.,* Schramm M.P.,* “Oxidatively locked [Co2L3]6+ cylinders derived from bis(bidentate) 2-pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole “click” ligands: synthesis, stability and antimicrobial studies,” Molecules, invited paper, 2016, 1548–1560; DOI: 10.3390/molecules21111548
  14. Pages B.J., Sakoff J., Gilbert J., Zhang Y., Li F., Preston D., Crowley J.D., Aldrich-Wright, J.R.,* “Investigating the cytotoxicity of platinum(II) complexes incorporating bidentate pyridyl-1,2,3-triazole “click” ligands,” J. Inorg. Biochem., 2016, 165, 92–95; DOI: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2016.06.017
  15. McKay A.P., Lo W.K.C., Preston D., Giles G.I., Crowley J.D., Barnsley J.E., Gordon K.C., McMorran D.A.,* “Palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes of ((2-pyridyl)pyrazol-1-ylmethyl)benzoic acids: synthesis, solid state characterisation and biological cytotoxicity,” Inorg. Chim. Acta., 2016, 446, 41-53; DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2016.02.038
  16. Lo W.K.C., Huff G.S., Preston D., McMorran D.A., Giles G.I., Gordon K.C., Crowley J.D.,* “A dinuclear platinum(II) N4Py complex: an unexpected coordination mode for N4Py,” Inorg. Chem.,2015, 54, 6671−6673; DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b01032
  17. McNeill S. M., Preston D., Lewis J.E.M., Robert A., Knerr-Rupp K., Graham D.O., Wright J.R., Giles G.I., Crowley J.D.,* “Biologically active [Pd2L4]4+ quadruply-stranded helicates: stability and cytotoxicity,” Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 11129–11136; DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01259G
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