Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson
Professor, Chemistry
Professor, CRANN

Biography

Thorfinnur (Thorri) Gunnlaugsson was born in Iceland, where he received his early education in his home town of Hafnarfjörður, before obtaining a B.Sc. in Chemistry from University of Iceland (UI). During his studies at UI he visited the laboratory of Professor A. P. de Silva at Queen's University of Belfast (Northern Ireland), as a research summer student and became fascinated by the world of supramolecular photochemistry, under the magic supervision of 'A.P.'. After receiving a Ph.D. from Queen's University in 1996, under A.P.'s direction, he joined the research group of Professor David Parker at University of Durham (England) as a postdoctoral fellow. Under the guidance of David the world of coordination chemistry and lanthanide luminescence was explored and the excitement continued!

He was appointed as the Kinerton (IPSEN) Lecturer in Medicinal Organic Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, University of Dublin, Trinity College, in October 1998 and a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry in 2000. He was made a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2003. In October 2004 he was appointed as an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the same department and in 2008 a personal chair and Professor in Chemistry. He was a Visiting Professor at Faculty of Science and Technology- School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Deakin University, Victoria, Australia in 2005. In 2008 he was a visiting Professor in Bordeaux I CNRS in 2008.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Pandurangan K, Aletti A.B, Montroni D, Kitchen J.A, Martínez-Calvo M, Blasco S, Gunnlaugsson T, Scanlan E.M, Supramolecular Anion Recognition Mediates One-Pot Synthesis of 3-Amino-[1,2,4]-triazolo Pyridines from Thiosemicarbazides, Organic Letters, 19, (5), 2017, p1068 - 1071 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Kotova O, Comby S, Lincheneau C, Gunnlaugsson T, White-light emission from discrete heterometallic lanthanide-directed self-assembled complexes in solution, Chemical Science, 8, (5), 2017, p3419 - 3426 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Truman L.K, Bradberry S.J, Comby S, Kotova O, Gunnlaugsson T, Surface-Modified Gold Nanoparticles Possessing Two-Channel Responsive EuIII/TbIII Cyclen Complexes as Luminescent Logic Gate Mimics, ChemPhysChem, 18, (13), 2017, p1746 - 1751 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Lovitt J.I, Hawes C.S, Lynes A.D, Haffner B, Möbius M.E, Gunnlaugsson T, Coordination chemistry of N-picolyl-1,8-naphthalimides: Colourful low molecular weight metallo-gelators and unique chelation behaviours, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 4, (2), 2017, p296 - 308 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Keane P.M, Hall J.P, Poynton F.E, Poulsen B.C, Gurung S.P, Clark I.P, Sazanovich I.V, Towrie M, Gunnlaugsson T, Quinn S.J, Cardin C.J, Kelly J.M, Inosine Can Increase DNA's Susceptibility to Photo-oxidation by a RuII Complex due to Structural Change in the Minor Groove, 2017, - Miscellaneous, 2017 URL DOI

Surender E.M, Bradberry S.J, Bright S.A, McCoy C.P, Clive Williams D, Gunnlaugsson T, Luminescent lanthanide cyclen-based enzymatic assay capable of diagnosing the onset of catheter-associated urinary tract infections both in solution and within polymeric hydrogels, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139, (1), 2017, p381 - 388 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Shanmugaraju S, Dabadie C, Byrne K, Savyasachi A.J, Umadevi D, Schmitt W, Kitchen J.A, Gunnlaugsson T, A supramolecular Tröger's base derived coordination zinc polymer for fluorescent sensing of phenolic-nitroaromatic explosives in water, Chemical Science, 8, (2), 2017, p1535 - 1546 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Barry D.E, Hawes C.S, Byrne J.P, La Cour Poulsen B, Ruether M, O'Brien J.E, Gunnlaugsson T, A folded [2 Ã- 2] metallo-supramolecular grid from a bis-tridentate (1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)-picolinamide (tzpa) ligand, Dalton Transactions, 46, (19), 2017, p6464 - 6472 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Lynes A.D, Hawes C.S, Ward E.N, Haffner B, Möbius M.E, Byrne K, Schmitt W, Pal R, Gunnlaugsson T, Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide n-alkyl ester and carboxylic acid derivatives: tuneable structural, morphological and thermal properties, CrystEngComm, 19, (10), 2017, p1427 - 1438 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Hawes C.S, Lynes A.D, Byrne K, Schmitt W, Ryan G, Möbius M.E, Gunnlaugsson T, A resilient and luminescent stimuli-responsive hydrogel from a heterotopic 1,8-naphthalimide-derived ligand, Chemical Communications, 53, (44), 2017, p5989 - 5992 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Hawes C.S, Gunnlaugsson T, Multichannel Luminescent Lanthanide Polymers as Ratiometric Sensors for D2O, Chem, 2, (4), 2017, p463 - 465 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Calatrava-Pérez E, Bright S.A, Achermann S, Moylan C, Senge M.O, Veale E.B, Williams D.C, Gunnlaugsson T, Scanlan E.M, Glycosidase activated release of fluorescent 1,8-naphthalimide probes for tumor cell imaging from glycosylated 'pro-probes', Chemical Communications, 52, (89), 2016, p13086 - 13089 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Byrne J.P, Martínez-Calvo M, Peacock R.D, Gunnlaugsson T, Chiroptical Probing of Lanthanide-Directed Self-Assembly Formation Using btp Ligands Formed in One-Pot Diazo-Transfer/Deprotection Click Reaction from Chiral Amines, Chemistry - A European Journal, 22, (2), 2016, p486 - 490 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Gunnlaugsson T, Supramolecular pathways: Accessible self-assembly, Nature Chemistry, 8, (1), 2016, p6 - 7 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Surender E.M, Comby S, Martyn S, Cavanagh B, Lee T.C, Brougham D.F, Gunnlaugsson T, Cyclen lanthanide-based micellar structures for application as luminescent [Eu(III)] and magnetic [Gd(III)] resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents, Chemical Communications, 52, (72), 2016, p10858 - 10861 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

McCarney E.P, Hawes C.S, Blasco S, Gunnlaugsson T, Synthesis and structural studies of 1,4-di(2-pyridyl)-1,2,3-triazole dpt and its transition metal complexes; A versatile and subtly unsymmetric ligand, Dalton Transactions, 45, (25), 2016, p10209 - 10221 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

F. E. Poynton, J. P. Hall, P. M. Keane, C. Schwarz, I. V. Sazanovich, M. Towrie, T. Gunnlaugsson, C.J. Cardin, D.J. Cardin, S. J. Quinn, C. Long and J. M. Kelly, Direct observation by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy of the bright and the dark excited states of the [Ru(phen)2(dppz)]2+ light-switch compound in solution and when bound to DNA, Chemical Science, 7, 2016, p3074 - 3085 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Galanti A, Kotova O, Blasco S, Johnson C.J, Peacock R.D, Mills S, Boland J.J, Albrecht M, Gunnlaugsson T, Exploring the Effect of Ligand Structural Isomerism in Langmuirâ€"Blodgett Films of Chiral Luminescent EuIIISelf-Assemblies, Chemistry - A European Journal, 22, (28), 2016, p9709 - 9723 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Byrne J.P, Blasco S, Aletti A.B, Hessman G, Gunnlaugsson T, Formation of Self-Templated 2,6-Bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine [2]Catenanes by Triazolyl Hydrogen Bonding: Selective Anion Hosts for Phosphate, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 55, (31), 2016, p8938 - 8943 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Surender E.M, Comby S, Cavanagh B.L, Brennan O, Lee T.C, Gunnlaugsson T, Two-Photon Luminescent Bone Imaging Using Europium Nanoagents, Chem, 1, (3), 2016, p438 - 455 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Hawes C.S, Byrne K, Schmitt W, Gunnlaugsson T, Flexible Porous Coordination Polymers from Divergent Photoluminescent 4-Oxo-1,8-naphthalimide Ligands, Inorganic Chemistry, 55, (21), 2016, p11570 - 11582 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Barry D.E, Caffrey D.F, Gunnlaugsson T, Lanthanide-directed synthesis of luminescent self-assembly supramolecular structures and mechanically bonded systems from acyclic coordinating organic ligands, Chemical Society Reviews, 45, (11), 2016, p3244 - 3274 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Burke H.M, Gunnlaugsson T, Scanlan E.M, Glycosylated lanthanide cyclen complexes as luminescent probes for monitoring glycosidase enzyme activity, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 14, (38), 2016, p9133 - 9145 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Barry D.E, Hawes C.S, Blasco S, Gunnlaugsson T, Structure Direction, Solvent Effects, and Anion Influences in Halogen-Bonded Adducts of 2,6-Bis(iodoethynyl)pyridine, Crystal Growth and Design, 16, (9), 2016, p5194 - 5205 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Poulsen B.C, Estalayo-Adrián S, Blasco S, Bright S.A, Kelly J.M, Williams D.C, Gunnlaugsson T, Luminescent ruthenium polypyridyl complexes with extended 'dppz' like ligands as DNA targeting binders and cellular agents, Dalton Transactions, 45, (45), 2016, p18208 - 18220 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Pikramenou Z, Weinstein J, Pan Q, Lewis F, Bassani D.M, WÌrthner F, Moucheron C, Slota M, Díaz-Moscoso A, Karlsson J, Basílio N, Adams D, Scandola F, Bohne C, Lemon C, Campagna S, Rohacova J, Ohashi K, Plötz P.-A, Monti F, Kelly J.M, Keane P, Gibson E, Lemercier G, Ruggi A, Cucinotta F, Gust D, Bradberry S, Vos J, Pistolis G, Mauro M, Tuite E, De Cola L, Ceroni P, Maneiro M, Galoppini E, Gunnlaugsson T, Self-organization of photo-active nanostructures: General discussion, Faraday Discussions, 185, 2015, p529 - 548 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Cloonan SM, Elmes RB, Erby M, Bright SA, Poynton FE, Nolan DE, Quinn SJ, Gunnlaugsson T, Williams DC, Detailed Biological Profiling of a Photoactivated and Apoptosis Inducing pdppz Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complex in Cancer Cells., Journal of medicinal chemistry, 58, (11), 2015, p4494-505 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Martinez-Calvo M, Kotova O, Mobius M.E, Bell A.P, McCabe T, Boland J.J, Gunnlaugsson T, Healable luminescent self-assembly supramolecular metallogels possessing lanthanide (Eu/Tb) dependent rheological and morphological properties, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, (5), 2015, p1983 - 1992 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Ryan GJ, Poynton FE, Elmes RB, Erby M, Williams DC, Quinn SJ, Gunnlaugsson T, Unexpected DNA binding properties with correlated downstream biological applications in mono vs. bis-1,8-naphthalimide Ru(ii)-polypyridyl conjugates., Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), 44, (37), 2015, p16332-44 Journal Article, 2015

P. M. Keane, F. E. Poynton, J. P. Hall, I. P. Clark, I. V. Sazanovich, M. Towrie, T. Gunnlaugsson, S. J. Quinn, C. J. Cardin and J. M. Kelly, Monitoring guanine photo-oxidation by enantiomerically resolved Ru(II) dipyrido- phenazine complexes using inosine-substituted oligonucleotides, , Faraday Transactions, 185, 2015, p455 - 469 Journal Article, 2015

Cloonan S.M, Elmes R.B.P, Erby M, Bright S.A, Poynton F.E, Nolan D.E, Quinn S.J, Gunnlaugsson T, Williams D.C, Detailed Biological Profiling of a Photoactivated and Apoptosis Inducing pdppz Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complex in Cancer Cells, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 58, (11), 2015, p4494 - 4505 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Chang C.J, Gunnlaugsson T, James T.D, Imaging agents , Chemical Society Reviews, 44, (14), 2015, p4484- Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Kotova,Oxana V. O.V., Blasco,Salvador S., Twamley,Brendan B., O'Brien,John E. J.E., Peacock,Robert D. R.D., Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., Martínez-Calvo,Miguel M., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., The application of chiroptical spectroscopy (circular dichroism) in quantifying binding events in lanthanide directed synthesis of chiral luminescent self-assembly structures, Chemical Science, 6, (1), 2015, p457-471 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

De Solis S, Elisei F, Gunnlaugsson T, Lower rim amide (1,3) functionalised calix[4]arene amido-thiourea derivatives as dimetallic Zn(II) coordination complexes for anion recognition/sensing, Supramolecular Chemistry, 27, (10), 2015, p697 - 705 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Miguel Martínez-Calvo, Kim Orange, Robert B. P. Elmes, Bjørn la Cour Poulsen and D. Clive Williams , Ru(II)-polypyridyl surface functionalised gold nano-particles as DNA targeting supramolecular structures and luminescent cellular imaging agents, Nanoscale, 2015 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Chang C.J, Gunnlaugsson T, James T.D, Sensor targets , Chemical Society Reviews, 44, (13), 2015, p4176- Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

McCarney, E.P., Byrne, J.P., Twamley, B., Martínez-Calvo, M., Ryan, G., Möbius, M.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Self-assembly formation of a healable lanthanide luminescent supramolecular metallogel from 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) ligands, Chemical Communications, 51, (74), 2015, p14123-14126 Journal Article, 2015

Martínez-Calvo, M. Kotova, O. Möbius, M.E. Bell, A.P. McCabe, T. Boland, J.J. Gunnlaugsson, T., "Healable luminescent self-assembly supramolecular metallogels possessing lanthanide (Eu/Tb) dependent rheological and morphological properties", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, (5), 2015, p1983 - 1992 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Pandurangan K, Kitchen J.A, Blasco S, Boyle E.M, Fitzpatrick B, Feeney M, Kruger P.E, Gunnlaugsson T, Unexpected Self-Sorting Self-Assembly Formation of a [4: 4] Sulfate: Ligand Cage from a Preorganized Tripodal Urea Ligand, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, (15), 2015, p4566-4570 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Bradberry S.J, Byrne J.P, McCoy C.P, Gunnlaugsson T, Lanthanide luminescent logic gate mimics in soft matter: [H+] and [F-] dual-input device in a polymer gel with potential for selective component release, Chemical Communications, 51, (92), 2015, p16565 - 16568 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Fanning A.-M, Plush S.E, Gunnlaugsson T, Tri- and tetra-substituted cyclen based lanthanide(III) ion complexes as ribonuclease mimics: A study into the effect of log Ka, hydration and hydrophobicity on phosphodiester hydrolysis of the RNA-model 2-hydroxypropyl-4-nitrophenyl phosphate (HPNP), Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 13, (20), 2015, p5804 - 5816 Journal Article, 2015 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Keane P.M, Poynton F.E, Hall J.P, Clark I.P, Sazanovich I.V, Towrie M, Gunnlaugsson T, Quinn S.J, Cardin C.J, Kelly J.M, Enantiomeric conformation controls rate and yield of photoinduced electron transfer in dna sensitized by Ru(II) dipyridophenazine complexes, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6, (4), 2015, p734 - 738 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Bradberry S.J, Savyasachi A.J, Peacock R.D, Gunnlaugsson T, Quantifying the formation of chiral luminescent lanthanide assemblies in an aqueous medium through chiroptical spectroscopy and generation of luminescent hydrogels, Faraday Discussions, 185, 2015, p413 - 431 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Tobin G, Comby S, Zhu N, Clérac R, Gunnlaugsson T, Schmitt W, Towards multifunctional lanthanide-based metal-organic frameworks, Chemical Communications, 51, (68), 2015, p13313 - 13316 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

J. P. Hall, F. E. Poynton, P. M. Keane, S. P. Gurung, J. A. Brazier, D. J. Cardin, G. Winter, T.Gunnlaugsson, I.V. Sazanovich, M.Towrie, C. J. Cardin, J. M. Kelly and S. J. Quinn,, Monitoring one-electron photo-oxidation of guanine in DNA crystals using ultrafast infrared spectroscopy, , Nature Chemistry, 7, 2015, p961 - 967 Journal Article, 2015

Martínez-Calvo M, Orange KN, Elmes RB, la Cour Poulsen B, Williams DC, Gunnlaugsson T, Ru(ii)-polypyridyl surface functionalised gold nanoparticles as DNA targeting supramolecular structures and luminescent cellular imaging agents., Nanoscale, 8, (1), 2015, p563-74 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Kotova O, Daly R, Dos Santos C.M.G, Kruger P.E, Boland J.J, Gunnlaugsson T, Cross-Linking the Fibers of Supramolecular Gels Formed from a Tripodal Terpyridine Derived Ligand with d-Block Metal Ions, Inorganic Chemistry, 54, (16), 2015, p7735 - 7741 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Byrne J.P, Kitchen J.A, Obrien J.E, Peacock R.D, Gunnlaugsson T, Lanthanide directed self-assembly of highly luminescent supramolecular "peptide" bundles from --amino acid functionalized 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) ligands, Inorganic Chemistry, 54, (4), 2015, p1426 - 1439 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Keane P.M, Poynton F.E, Hall J.P, Sazanovich I.V, Towrie M, Gunnlaugsson T, Quinn S.J, Cardin C.J, Kelly J.M, Reversal of a Single Base-Pair Step Controls Guanine Photo-Oxidation by an Intercalating Ruthenium(II) Dipyridophenazine Complex, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, (29), 2015, p8364-8368 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Burke H.M, Gunnlaugsson T, Scanlan E.M, Recent advances in the development of synthetic chemical probes for glycosidase enzymes, Chemical Communications, 51, (53), 2015, p10576 - 10588 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Banerjee,Swagata Ban S.B., Bright,Sandra A. S.A., Smith,Jayden A. J.A., Burgeat,Jeremy J., Martínez-Calvo,Miguel M., Williams,D. C. D.C., Kelly,John M. J.M., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Supramolecular approach to enantioselective DNA recognition using enantiomerically resolved cationic 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide-based Tröger's bases, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 79, (19), 2014, p9272-9283 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Comby,Steve S., Surender,Esther M. E.M., Kotova,Oxana V. O.V., Truman,Laura K. L.K., Molloy,Jennifer K. J.K., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Lanthanide-functionalized nanoparticles as MRI and luminescent probes for sensing and/or imaging applications, Inorganic Chemistry, 53, (4), 2014, p1867-1879 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Byrne,Joseph P. J.P., Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., Kotova,Oxana V. O.V., Leigh,Vivienne V., Bell,Alan P. A.P., Boland,John J. J.J., Albrecht,Martin M., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., "Synthesis, structural, photophysical and electrochemical studies of various d-metal complexes of btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] ligands that give rise to the formation of metallo-supramolecular gels", Dalton Transactions, 43, (1), 2014, p196 - 209 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Lanthanide ion complexes as chemosensors in, Ana de Bettencourt-Dias , Luminescence of Lanthanide Ions in Coordination Compounds and Nanomaterials, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014, pp231-267 , [Simon Pope and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson] Book Chapter, 2014

S. Banerjee , S. A Bright , J. A Smith , J. Burgeat , M. Martínez-Calvo , D. C. Williams , J. M. Kelly , and T. Gunnlaugsson, A Supramolecular Approach to Enantioselective DNA Recognition using Enantiomerically Resolved Cationic 4-Amino-1,8-Naphthalimide based Tröger's Base., J Org. Chem., 79, 2014, p9272−9283. Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Murphy,Samantha A. S.A., Bright,Sandra A. S.A., Poynton,Fergus E. F.E., McCabe,Thomas C. T.C., Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., Veale,Emma B. E.B., Williams,D. C. D.C., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Synthesis, photophysical and cytotoxicity evaluations of DNA targeting agents based on 3-amino-1,8-naphthalimide derived Tröger's bases, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12, (34), 2014, p6610-6623 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bradberry,Samuel J. S.J., Savyasachi,Aramballi Jayant A.J., Martínez-Calvo,Miguel M., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Development of responsive visibly and NIR luminescent and supramolecular coordination self-assemblies using lanthanide ion directed synthesis, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 273-274, 2014, p226-241 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Lincheneau,Christophe C., Jean-Denis,Bernard B., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Self-assembly formation of mechanically interlocked [2]- and [3]catenanes using lanthanide ion [Eu(iii)] templation and ring closing metathesis reactions, Chemical Communications, 50, (22), 2014, p2857-2860 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Pandurangan,Komala K., Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., Blasco,Salvador S., Paradisi,Francesca F., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Supramolecular pyridyl urea gels as soft matter with antibacterial properties against MRSA and/or E. coli, Chemical Communications, 50, (74), 2014, p10819-10822 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., Martinho,Paulo Nuno P.N., Morgan,Grace G. G.G., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Synthesis, crystal structure and EPR spectroscopic analysis of novel copper complexes formed from N-pyridyl-4-nitro-1,8-naphthalimide ligands, Dalton Transactions, 43, (17), 2014, p6468-6479 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Caffrey,David F. D.F., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Displacement assay detection by a dimeric lanthanide luminescent ternary Tb(iii)-cyclen complex: High selectivity for phosphate and nitrate anions, Dalton Transactions, 43, (48), 2014, p17964-17970 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Byrne,Joseph P. J.P., Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., The btp [2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine] binding motif: A new versatile terdentate ligand for supramolecular and coordination chemistry, Chemical Society Reviews, 43, (15), 2014, p5302-5325 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Pandurangan, K, Kitchen, JA, McCabe, T, Gunnlaugsson, T, Hydrogen bonding interactions and supramolecular networks of pyridine-aryl based thiosemicarbazides and their Zn(II) complexes, CRYSTENGCOMM, 15, (7), 2013, p1421-1431 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

S. Banerjee, E. B. Veale, C.M. Phelan, S. A. Murphy, G. M. Tocci, L. J. Gillespie, D.O. Frimannsson, J. M. Kelly and T. Gunnlaugsson, Recent advances in the development of 1,8-naphthalimide based DNA targeting binders, anticancer and fluorescent cellular imaging agents. , Chemical Society Review, 42, (4), 2013, p1601- 1618 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Pandurangan, K, Kitchen, JA, Gunnlaugsson, T, Colorimetric 'naked eye' sensing of anions using a thiosemicarbazide receptor: a case study of recognition through hydrogen bonding versus deprotonation, TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, 54, (22), 2013, p2770-2775 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Lincheneau,Christophe C., Quinlan,Eoin E., Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., McCabe,Thomas C. T.C., Matthews,Susan E. S.E., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Delayed lanthanide luminescent Tb(III) complexes formed from lower rim amide functionalised calix[4]arenes, Supramolecular Chemistry, 25, (12), 2013, p869-880 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Veale, EB, Kitchen, JA, Gunnlaugsson, T, Fluorescent tren-based 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide sensor for Cu(II) based on the use of the (fluorophore-spacer-receptor) photoinduced electron transfer (PET) principle, SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 25, (2), 2013, p101-108 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Barry,Dawn E. D.E., Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., Albrecht,Martin M., Faulkner,Stephen S., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Near infrared (NIR) lanthanide emissive langmuir-blodgett monolayers formed using Nd(III) directed self-assembly synthesis of chiral amphiphilic ligands, Langmuir, 29, (36), 2013, p11506-11515 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Gallagher SA, Comby S, Wojdyla M, Gunnlaugsson T, Kelly JM, Gun'ko YK, Clark IP, Greetham GM, Towrie M, Quinn SJ, Efficient Quenching of TGA-Capped CdTe Quantum Dot Emission by a Surface-Coordinated Europium(III) Cyclen Complex., Inorganic chemistry, 52, (8), 2013, p4133-4135 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Banerjee, S., Kitchen, J.A., Gunnlaugsson, T., Kelly, J.M., The effect of the 4-amino functionality on the photophysical and DNA binding properties of alkyl-pyridinium derived 1,8-naphthalimides, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 11, (34), 2013, p5642-5655 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Boyle,Elaine M. E.M., Comby,Steve S., Molloy,Jennifer K. J.K., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Thiourea derived tröger's bases as molecular cleft receptors and colorimetric sensors for anions, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 78, (17), 2013, p8312-8319 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kotova,Oxana V. O.V., Kitchen,Jonathan A. J.A., Lincheneau,Christophe C., Peacock,Robert D. R.D., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., Probing the effects of ligand isomerism in chiral luminescent lanthanide supramolecular self-assemblies: A europium "trinity sliotar" study, Chemistry - A European Journal, 19, (48), 2013, p16181-16186 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Daly R, Kotova O, Boese M, Gunnlaugsson T, Boland JJ, "Chemical nano-gardens: growth of salt nanowires from supramolecular self-assembly gels", ACS nano, 7, (6), 2013, p4838-45 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Banerjee S, Kitchen JA, Bright SA, O'Brien JE, Williams DC, Kelly JM, Gunnlaugsson T, Synthesis, spectroscopic and biological studies of a fluorescent Pt(ii) (terpy) based 1,8-naphthalimide conjugate as a DNA targeting agent., Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 49, (76), 2013, p8522-8524 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

McMahon, BK, Gunnlaugsson, T, Selective Detection of the Reduced Form of Glutathione (GSH) over the Oxidized (GSSG) Form Using a Combination of Glutathione Reductase and a Tb(III)-Cyclen Maleimide Based Lanthanide Luminescent 'Switch On' Assay, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 134, (26), 2012, p10725-10728 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Elmes, RBP, Kitchen, JA, Williams, DC, Gunnlaugsson, T, Pushing the limit: synthesis, photophysical and DNA binding studies of a NIR-emitting Ru(II)-polypyridyl probe with 'light switch' behaviour, DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 41, (22), 2012, p6607-6610 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bonnet, CS, Devocelle, M, Gunnlaugsson, T, Luminescent lanthanide-binding peptides: sensitising the excited states of Eu(III) and Tb(III) with a 1,8-naphthalimide-based antenna, ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 10, (1), 2012, p126-133 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Banerjee, S, Kitchen, JA, Gunnlaugsson, T, Kelly, JM, Synthesis and photophysical evaluation of a pyridinium 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide derivative that upon intercalation displays preference for AT-rich double-stranded DNA, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry , 10, 2012, p3033-3043 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Truman, LK, Comby, S, Gunnlaugsson, T, pH-Responsive Luminescent Lanthanide-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles with "On-Off" Ytterbium Switchable Near-Infrared Emission, ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 51, (38), 2012, p9624-9627 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Comby,Steve S., Tuck,Sarah A. S.A., Truman,Laura K. L.K., Kotova,Oxana V. O.V., Gunnlaugsson,Thorfinnur T., New trick for an old ligand! The sensing of Zn(II) using a lanthanide based ternary Yb(III)-cyclen-8-hydroxyquinoline system as a dual emissive probe for displacement assay, Inorganic Chemistry, 51, (19), 2012, p10158-10168 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Supramolecular Chemistry: from Sensors and Imaging Agents to Functional Mononuclear and Polynuclear Self-Assembly Lanthanide Complexes in, editor(s)David A. Atwood , The Rare Earth Elements: Fundamentals and Applications, Chichester, UK, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2012, pp481-494 , [T. Gunnlaugsson and J.A. Kitchens] Book Chapter, 2012 DOI

Molloy, JK, Kotova, O, Peacock, RD, Gunnlaugsson, T, Synthesis of luminescent homo-dinuclear cationic lanthanide cyclen complexes bearing amide pendant arms through the use of copper catalysed (1,3-Huisgen, CuAAC) click chemistry, ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 10, (2), 2012, p314-322 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Ryan, GJ, Elmes, RBP, Quinn, SJ, Gunnlaugsson, T, Synthesis and photophysical evaluations of fluorescent quaternary bipyridyl-1,8-naphthalimide conjugates as nucleic acid targeting agents, SUPRAMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 24, (3), 2012, p175-188 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Elmes, RBP, Erby, M, Bright, SA, Williams, DC, Gunnlaugsson, T, Photophysical and biological investigation of novel luminescent Ru(II)-polypyridyl-1,8-naphthalimide Troger's bases as cellular imaging agents, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 48, (20), 2012, p2588-2590 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Duke, RM, McCabe, T, Schmitt, W, Gunnlaugsson, T, Recognition and Sensing of Biologically Relevant Anions in Alcohol and Mixed Alcohol-Aqueous Solutions Using Charge Neutral Cleft-Like Glycol-Derived Pyridyl-Amidothiourea Receptors, JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 77, (7), 2012, p3115-3126 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Duke RM, McCabe T, Schmitt W, Gunnlaugsson T, Recognition and sensing of biologically relevant anions in alcohol and mixed alcohol-aqueous solutions using charge neutral cleft-like glycol-derived pyridyl-amidothiourea receptors., The Journal of organic chemistry, 77, (7), 2012, p3115-26 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Lincheneau, C, Duke, RM, Gunnlaugsson, T, Formation of luminescent terbium(III) self-assemblies from pyridyl bis-amidothioureas based ligands in MeOH and in water-DMSO solutions and their use in anion sensing application, ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 10, (30), 2012, p6069-6073 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Kotova, O, Daly, R, dos Santos, CMG, Boese, M, Kruger, PE, Boland, JJ, Gunnlaugsson, T, "Europium-Directed Self-Assembly of a Luminescent Supramolecular Gel from a Tripodal Terpyridine-Based Ligand", ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 51, (29), 2012, p7208-7212 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Kitchen, JA, Barry, DE, Mercs, L, Albrecht, M, Peacock, RD, Gunnlaugsson, T, Circularly Polarized Lanthanide Luminescence from Langmuir-Blodgett Films Formed from Optically Active and Amphiphilic EuIII-Based Self-Assembly Complexes, ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 51, (3), 2012, p704-708 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Jonathan A. Kitchen, Elaine M. Boyle, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Synthesis, structural characterisation and luminescent anion sensing studies of a Ru(II)polypyridyl complex featuring an aryl urea derivatised 2,2'-bpy auxiliary ligand, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 381, 2012, p236-242 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Rebecca M. Duke and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, 3-Urea-1,8-naphthalimides are good chemosensors: a highly selective dual colorimetric and fluorescent ICT based anion sensor for fluoride, Tetrahedron Letters, 52, (13), 2011, p1503-1505 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

McMahon, B.K., Mauer, P., McCoy, C.P., Lee, T.C., Gunnlaugsson, T, Luminescent terbium contrast agent for bone microdamage detection, Australian Journal of Chemistry , 64, (5), 2011, p600-603 Journal Article, 2011 URL DOI

Kotova, O., Comby, S., Gunnlaugsson, T., Sensing of biologically relevant d-metal ions using a Eu(iii)-cyclen based luminescent displacement assay in aqueous pH 7.4 buffered solution, Chemical Communications, 47, (24), 2011, p6810-6812 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Lincheneau, C., Stomeo, F., Comby, S., Gunnlaugsson, T., Recent highlights in the use of lanthanide-directed synthesis of novel supramolecular (Luminescent) self-assembly structures such as coordination bundles, helicates and sensors, Australian Journal of Chemistry , 64, (10), 2011, p1315-1326 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Self-assembly in inorganic chemistry, Dalton Transactions, 40, (45), 2011, p12003-12004 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Elmes RB, Orange KN, Cloonan SM, Williams DC, Gunnlaugsson T, Luminescent ruthenium(II) polypyridyl functionalized gold nanoparticles; their DNA binding abilities and application as cellular imaging agents., Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, (40), 2011, p15862 - 15865 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Dos Santos CM, Boyle EM, De Solis S, Kruger PE, Gunnlaugsson T, Selective and tuneable recognition of anions using C(3v)-symmetrical tripodal urea-amide receptor platforms., Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 47, (44), 2011, p12176-8 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI

Comby, S., Gunnlaugsson, T., Luminescent lanthanide-functionalized gold nanoparticles: Exploiting the interaction with bovine serum albumin for potential sensing applications, ACS Nano, 5, (9), 2011, p7184-7197 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Robert B. P. Elmes, Marialuisa Erby, Suzanne M. Cloonan, Susan J. Quinn, D. Clive Williams and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Quaternarized pdppz: Synthesis, DNA-binding and biological studies of a novel dppz derivative that causes cellular death upon light irradiation, Chemical Communications, 47, 2011, p686 - 688 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Lincheneau, C., Leonard, J.P., McCabe, T., Gunnlaugsson, T. , Lanthanide directed self-assembly formations of Tb(iii) and Eu(iii) luminescent complexes from tryptophan based pyridyl amide ligands, Chemical Communications, 47, (25), 2011, p7119-7121 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Butler, C., Goetz, S., Fitchett, C.M., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T, Spontaneous formation of novel luminescent dinuclear lanthanide complexes that emit in the visible and near-IR regions, Inorganic Chemistry, 50, (7), 2011, p2723-2725 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Lincheneau, C, Destribats, C, Barry, DE, Kitchen, JA, Peacock, RD, Gunnlaugsson, T, Lanthanide directed self-assembly synthesis and photophysical evaluation of chiral Eu(III) luminescent "half-helicates", DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 40, (45), 2011, p12056-12059 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Cantuel, M., Lincheneau, C., Buffeteau, T., Jonusauskaite, L., Gunnlaugsson, T., Jonusauskas, G., McClenaghan, N.D., Enhanced photolabelling of luminescent EuIII centres with a chelating antenna in a micellar nanodomain, Chemical Communications , 46, (14), 2010, 2486-2488 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Gale, P.A., Gunnlaugsson, T. , Preface: Supramolecular chemistry of anionic species themed issue, 2010, - 3595-3596 Miscellaneous, 2010 DOI

Sally E. Plush, Naomi A. Clear, Joseph P. Leonard, Ann-Marie Fanning and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson , The effect on the lanthanide luminescence of structurally simple Eu(III) cyclen complexes upon deprotonation of metal bound water molecules and amide based pendant arms, Dalton Transactions, 39, 2010, p3644-3652 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Frimannsson, D.O., McCabe, T., Schmitt, W., Lawler, M., Gunnlaugsson, T., Synthesis and crystallographic analysis of short pyridine-based oligoamides as DNA-targeting supramolecular binders, Supramolecular Chemistry, 22 , (9), 2010, 483-449 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Boyle, E.M., McCabe, T., Gunnlaugsson, T., Synthesis, photophysical and NMR evaluations of thiourea-based anion receptors possessing an acetamide moiety, Supramolecular Chemistry, 22 , (10), 2010, p586-585 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Robert B.P. Elmes and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Luminescence anion sensing via modulation of MLCT emission from a naphthalimide-Ru(II)-polypyridyl complex, Tetrahedron Letters, 51, (31), 2010, p4082-4087 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Brian K. McMahon and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Lanthanide luminescence sensing of copper and mercury ions using an iminodiacetate based Tb(III)-cyclen chemosensor, Tetrahedron Letters, 51, (41), 2010, p5406-5410 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Duke, R.M., Veale, E.B., Pfeffer, F.M., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Colorimetric and fluorescent anion sensors: An overview of recent developments in the use of 1,8-naphthalimide-based chemosensors, Chemical Society Reviews, 39, (10), 2010, p3936-3953 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

Rebecca M. Duke and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Fluorescent sensing of anions using a bis-quinoxaline amidothiourea based supramolecular cleft; an example of an anion induced deprotonation event, Tetrahedron Letters, 51, (41), 2010, p5402-5405 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Nonat, A.M., Allain, C., Faulkner, S., Gunnlaugsson, T., Mixed d-f3 coordination complexes possessing improved near-infrared (NIR) lanthanide luminescent properties in aqueous solution, Inorganic Chemistry, 49, (18), 2010, p8449-8456 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Lincheneau, C., Peacock, R.D., Gunnlaugsson, T., Europium Directed synthesis of enantiomerically pure dimetallic luminescent "Squeezed" triple-stranded helicates; solution studies, Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 5, (3), 2010, 500-504 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Veale, E.B., Gunnlaugsson, T., Synthesis, photophysical, and DNA binding studies of fluorescent Tröger's Base Derived 4-Amino-1,8-naphthalimide supramolecular clefts, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 75, (16), 2010, p5513-5525 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Veale, E.B., Gunnlaugsson, T., Fluorescent sensors for ions based on organic structures, Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry - Section B, 106, 2010, p376-406 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Dos Santos CM, Gunnlaugsson T., The recognition of anions using delayed lanthanide luminescence: the use of Tb(iii) based urea functionalised cyclen complexes, Dalton Transactions, 2009, p4712-4721 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Niamh S. Murray, Suzi P. Jarvis, and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Luminescent self-assembly formation on a gold surface observed by reversible 'off-on' switching of Eu(III) emission, Chemical Communications, 2009, p4959 - 4961 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Aline M. Nonat, Susan J. Quinn and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Mixed f−d Coordination Complexes as Dual Visible- and Near-Infrared-Emitting Probes for Targeting DNA, Inorganic Chemistry, 48, (11), 2009, p4646-4648 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Dos Santos, C.M.G., Gunnlaugsson, T., Exploring the luminescent sensing of anions by the use of an urea functionalised 1,10-phenanthroline (phen)-based (3:1) Eu(III) complex , Supramolecular Chemistry , 21, (1-2), 2009, p173-180 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Célia S. Bonnet, Julien Massue, Susan J. Quinn and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Lanthanide luminescent gold nanoparticles: pH-driven self-assembly formation between Eu(III)-cyclen conjugated AuNPs and sensitising β-diketonate antenna in water, Dalton Transactions, 7, 2009, p4712 - 4721 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Steve Comby, Floriana Stomeo, Colin P. McCoy and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Formation of Novel Dinuclear Lanthanide Luminescent Samarium(III), Europium(III), and Terbium(III) Triple-Stranded Helicates from a C2-Symmetrical Pyridine-2,6-dicarboxamide-Based 1,3-Xylenediyl-Linked Ligand in MeCN, Helvetica Chimica Acta, 92, (11), 2009, p2461-2473 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Veale EB, Frimannsson DO, Lawler M, Gunnlaugsson T, 4-Amino-1,8-naphthalimide based Tröger's bases as high affinity DNA targeting fluorescent supramolecular scaffolds, Organic Letters, 11, (18), 2009, p4040-4043 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Aline M. Nonat, Andrew J. Harte, Katell Sénéchal-David, Joseph P. Leonard and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Luminescent sensing and formation of mixed f-d metal ion complexes between a Eu(iii)-cyclen-phen conjugate and Cu(ii), Fe(ii), and Co(ii) in buffered aqueous solution, Dalton Transactions, 24, 2009, p4703 - 4711 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Célia S. Bonnet and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Lanthanide macrocyclic quinolyl conjugates as luminescent molecular switches and integrated logic gates using H+ and O2 as inputs, New Journal of Chemistry, 33, (5), 2009, p1025 - 1030 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Raman Parkesh, T. Clive Lee and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Fluorescence imaging of bone cracks (microdamage) using visibly emitting 1,8-naphthalimide-based PET sensors, Tetrahedron Letters, 50, (28), 2009, p4114-4116 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Emma B. Veale, Gillian M. Tocci, Frederick M. Pfeffer, Paul E. Kruger, and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Demonstration of bidirectional photoinduced electron transfer (PET) sensing in 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide based thiourea anion sensors, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 7, (17), 2009, p3447-3454 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Brian McMahon, Peter Mauer, Colin P. McCoy, T. Clive Lee and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Selective imaging of damaged bone structure (microcracks) using a targeting supramolecular Eu(III) complex as a lanthanide luminescent contrast agent, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, (48), 2009, p17542-17543 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Floriana Stomeo, Christophe Lincheneau, Joseph P. Leonard, John E. O'Brien, Robert D. Peacock, Colin P. McCoy and Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Metal-Directed Synthesis of Enantiomerially Pure Dimetallic Lanthanide Luminescent Triple-Stranded Helicates, Journal of The American Chemical Society, 131, (28), 2009, p9636-9637 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Ali, H.D.P., Quinn, S.J., McCabe, T., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Crystallographic, 1H NMR and CD studies of sterically strained thiourea anion receptors possessing two stereogenic centres, New Journal of Chemistry, 33, (4), 2009, p793-800 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Ali, H.D.P., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Colorimetric 'naked-eye' and fluorescent sensors for anions based on amidourea functionalised 1,8-naphthalimide structures: Anion recognition via either deprotonation or hydrogen bonding in DMSO , New Journal of Chemistry, 32, (7), 2008, p1153-1161 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Dos Santos, C.M.G., McCabe, T., Watson, G.W., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., The recognition and sensing of anions through "positive allosteric effects" using simple urea-amide receptors , Journal of Organic Chemistry, 73, (23), 2008, p9235-9244 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Duke, R.M., O'Brien, J.E., McCabe, T., Gunnlaugsson, T., Colorimetric sensing of anions in aqueous solution using a charge neutral, cleft-like, amidothiourea receptor: Tilting the balance between hydrogen bonding and deprotonation in anion recognition, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 6, (22), 2008, p4089-4092 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Plush, S.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Solution studies of trimetallic lanthanide luminescent anion sensors: Towards ratiometric sensing using an internal reference channel. , Dalton Transactions , 29, 2008, p3801-3804 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Dos Santos, C.M.G., Glynn, M., McCabe, T., De Melo, J.S.S., Burrows, H.D., Gunnlaugsson, T., Synthesis, structural and photophysical evaluations of urea based fluorescent PET sensors for anions , Supramolecular Chemistry , 20, (4), 2008, p407-418 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Moore, D. Watson, G.W. Gunnlaugsson, T. and Matthews S.E., Selective formation of the rctt chair stereoisomers of octa-O-alkyl resorcin[4]arenes using Bronsted acid catalysis , New Journal of Chemistry , 32, 2008, p994-1002 Journal Article, 2008 URL DOI

Moore, D., Watson, G.W., Gunnlaugsson, T., Matthews, S.E., Selective formation of the rctt chair stereoisomers of octa-O-alkyl resorcin[4]arenes using Brønsted acid catalysis , New Journal of Chemistry, 32, (6), 2008, p994-1002 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Veale EB, Gunnlaugsson T, Bi-directional photoinduced electron transfer (PET) quenching is observed in 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide based fluorescent anion sensors, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 130, (22), 2008, p8073-7076 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Veale, E.B., O'Brien, J.E., McCabe, T., Gunnlaugsson, T., The synthesis, N-alkylation and epimerisation study of a phthaloyl derived thiazolidine , Tetrahedron , 64, (28), 2008, p6794-6800 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Massue, J., Quinn, S.J., Gunnlaugsson, T., Lanthanide luminescent displacement assays: The sensing of phosphate anions using Eu(III)-cyclen-conjugated gold nanoparticles in aqueous solution , Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, (22), 2008, p6900-6901 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Veale, E.B., Gunnlaugsson, T., Bidirectional photoinduced electron-transfer quenching is observed in 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide-based fluorescent anion sensors , Journal of Organic Chemistry , 73, (20), 2008, p8073-8076 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Nolan, C., Gunnlaugsson, T., Improved synthesis of a C3-symmetrical pyridinophane , Tetrahedron Letters , 49, (12), 2008, p1993-1996 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Dos Santos, C.M.G., Harte, A.J., Quinn, S.J., Gunnlaugsson, T., Recent developments in the field of supramolecular lanthanide luminescent sensors and self-assemblies , Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 252, (23-24), 2008, p2512-2527 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Bonnet, C.S., Devocelle, M., Gunnlaugsson, T., Structural studies in aqueous solution of new binuclear lanthanide luminescent peptide conjugates , Chemical Communications , 38, 2008, p4552-4554 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Ryan, G.J., Quinn, S., Gunnlaugsson, T., Highly effective DNA photocleavage by novel "rigid" Ru(bpy) 3-4-nitro-and -4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide conjugates , Inorganic Chemistry, 47, (2), 2008, p401-403 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

dos Santos, C.M.G., McCabe, T., Gunnlaugsson, T., Selective fluorescent sensing of chloride , Tetrahedron Letters, 48, (18), 2007, p3135-3139 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Leonard, J.P., Dos Santos, C.M.G., Plush, S.E., McCabe, T., Gunnlaugsson, T., pH driven self-assembly of a ternary lanthanide luminescence complex: The sensing of anions using a β-diketonate-Eu(III) displacement assay , Chemical Communications, 2, 2007, p129-131 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Plush, S.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Luminescent sensing of dicarboxylates in water by a bismacrocyclic dinuclear Eu(III) conjugate , Organic Letters, 9, (10), 2007, p1919-1922 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Parkesh, R., Lee, T.C., Gunnlaugsson, T., Highly selective 4-amino-1,8-naphthalimide based fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer (PET) chemosensors for Zn(ii) under physiological pH conditions , Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry , 5, (2), 2007, p310-317 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Quinlan, E., Matthews, S.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Colorimetric recognition of anions using preorganized tetra-amidourea derived calix[4]arene sensors , Journal of Organic Chemistry, 72, (20), 2007, 7497-7503 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Stomeo, F., Recent advances in the formation of luminescent lanthanide architectures and self-assemblies from structurally defined ligands , Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 5, (13), 2007, p1999-2009 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Dos Santos, C.M.G., Fernández, P.B., Plush, S.E., Leonard, J.P., Gunnlaugsson, T. , Lanthanide luminescent anion sensing: Evidence of multiple anion recognition through hydrogen bonding and metal ion coordination, Chemical Communications, 32, 2007, p3389-3391 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Leonard, J.P., Jensen, P., McCabe, T., O'Brien, J.E., Peacock, R.D., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Self-assembly of chiral luminescent lanthanide coordination bundles , Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, (36), 2007, p10986-10987 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Pfeffer, F.M., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Anion recognition and anion-mediated self-assembly with thiourea-functionalised fused [3]polynorbornyl frameworks , Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 5, (12), 2007, p1894-1902 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Duke, R.M., Gunnlaugsson, T., Selective fluorescent PET sensing of fluoride (F-) using naphthalimide-thiourea and -urea conjugates, Tetrahedron Letters , 48, (45), 2007, p8043-8047 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Parkesh, R., Mohsin, S., Lee, T.C., Gunnlaugsson, T., Histological, spectroscopic, and surface analysis of microdamage in bone: Toward real-time analysis using fluorescent sensors , Chemistry of Materials, 19, (7), 2007, p1656-1663 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Massue, J., Plush, S.E., Bonnet, C.S., Moore, D.A., Gunnlaugsson, T., Selective mono N-alkylations of cyclen in one step syntheses , Tetrahedron Letters, 48, (45), 2007, p8052-8055 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Leonard, J.P., Nolan, C.B., Stomeo, F., Gunnlaugsson, T. , Photochemistry and photophysics of coordination compounds: Lanthanides , Topics in Current Chemistry, 281, 2007, p1-43 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Quinlan, E., Matthews, S.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Anion sensing using colorimetric amidourea based receptors incorporated into a 1,3-disubstituted calix[4]arene , Tetrahedron Letters , 47, (52), 2006, p9333-9338 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Sénéchal-David, K., Pope, S.J.A., Quinn, S., Faulkner, S., Gunnlaugsson, T., Sensitized near-infrared lanthanide luminescence from Nd(III)- and Yb(III)-based cyclen - Ruthenium coordination conjugates , Inorganic Chemistry, 45, (25), 2006, p10040-10042 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Harte, A.J., Jensen, P., Plush, S.E., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., A dinuclear lanthanide complex for the recognition of bis(carboxylates): Formation of terbium(III) luminescent self-assembly ternary complexes in aqueous solution , Inorganic Chemistry, 45, (23), 2006, p9465-9474 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Parkesh, R., Clive Lee, T., Gunnlaugsson, T., Gowin, W., Microdamage in bone: Surface analysis and radiological detection , Journal of Biomechanics, 39, (8), 2006, p1552-1556 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Glynn, M., Tocci (née Hussey), G.M., Kruger, P.E., Pfeffer, F.M., Anion recognition and sensing in organic and aqueous media using luminescent and colorimetric sensors , Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 250, (23-24), 2006, p3094-3117 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Andrew J. Harte, Synthesis and characterisation of bis-cyclen based dinuclear lanthanide complexes, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 4, (8), 2006, p1572 - 1579 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Lee, T.C., O'Brien, F.J., Gunnlaugsson, T., Parkesh, R., Taylor, D., Microdamage and bone mechanobiology , Technology and Health Care, 14, (4-5), 2006, p359-365 Journal Article, 2006

Harte, A.J., Gunnlaugsson, T., Synthesis of α-chloroamides in water , Tetrahedron Letters , 47, (25), 2006, p6321-6324 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

McCoy, C.P., Stomeo, F., Plush, S.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Soft matter pH sensing: From luminescent lanthanide pH switches in solution to sensing in hydrogels , Chemistry of Materials, 18, (18), 2006, p4336-4343 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Parkesh, R., Gowin, W., Lee, T.C., Gunnlaugsson, T., Synthesis and evaluation of potential CT (computer tomography) contrast agents for bone structure and microdamage analysis , Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 4, (19), 2006, p3611-3617 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Lee, T.C.; O'Brien, F.J.; Gunnlaugsson, T.; Parkesh, R. and Taylor, D. , Microdamage and bone mechanobiology, Technology and Healthcare , 14, (4-5), 2006, p359 - 365 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Frederick M. Pfeffer, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Paul Jensen and Paul E. Kruger, Anion recognition using preorganized thiourea functionalized [3]polynorbornane receptors, Org. Lett., 7, 2006, p5357 - 5360 Journal Article, 2006

Fanning, A.-M., Plush, S.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Tuning the properties of cyclen based lanthanide complexes for phosphodiester hydrolysis; the role of basic cofactors , Chemical Communications, 36, 2006, p3791-3793 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Sénéchal-David, K., Leonard, J.P., Plush, S.E., Gunnlaugsson, T., Supramolecular self-assembly of mixed f-d metal ion conjugates , Organic Letters, 8, (13), 2006, p2727-2730 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Pfeffer, F.M., Gunnlaugsson, T., Jensen, P., Kruger, P.E., Anion recognition using preorganized thiourea functionalized [3]polynorbornane receptors, Organic Letters, 724, 2005, p5357-5360 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Haslin Dato Paduka Ali, Mark Glynn, Paul E. Kruger, Gillian M. Hussey, Frederick M. Pfeffer Cidália M. G. dos Santos and Juliann Tierney, Fluorescent Photoinduced Electron Transfer (PET) Sensors for Anions; From Design to Potential Application, Journal of Fluorescence, 15, (3), 2005, p287 - 299 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Joseph P. Leonard, Responsive lanthanide luminescent cyclen complexes: from switching/sensing to supramolecular architectures, Chemical Communications , 25, 2005, p3114 - 3131 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Paul E. Kruger, Paul Jensen, Juliann Tierney, Haslin Dato Paduka Ali and Gillian M. Hussey, Colorimetric 'naked eye' sensing of anions in aqueous solution, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 70, 2005, p10875 - 10878 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Frederick M. Pfeffer, Alisha M. Buschgens, Neil W. Barnett, Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Paul E. Kruger, 4-Amino-1,8-naphthalimide based anion receptors: employing the naphthalimide N-H moiety in the cooperative binding of dihydrogenphosphate, Tetrahedron Letters, 46, (38), 2005, p6579 - 6584 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, R. Jeremy H. Davies, Paul E. Kruger, Paul Jensen, Thomas McCabe, Sinead Mulready, Clarke S. Stevenson and Ann-Marie Fanning, Cyclen based lanthanide ion ribonuclease mimics: The effect of pyridine pendent arms upon phosphodiester HPNP hydrolysis, Tetrahedron Letters, 46, (21), 2005, p3761 - 3766 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson, Anthony P. Davis, John E. O'Brien and Mark Glynn, Synthesis and photophysical evaluations of charge neutral thiourea or urea based fluorescent PET sensors for bis-carboxylates and pyrophosphate, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 3, (1), 2005, p48 - 56 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Joseph P. Leonard, Lanthanide luminescent switches: Modulation of the luminescence of bis-macrocyclic based Tb(III) conjugates in water by H+, Na+ and K+, Dalton Transaction, 19, (7), 2005, p3204 - 3212 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and Joseph P. Leonard, Luminescent Eu(III) and Tb(III) complexes: Developing lanthanide luminescence devices as sensor and switches, Journal of Fluorescence, 15, (4), 2005, p585 - 595 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

T. Gunnlaugsson, A. P. Davis, G. M. Hussey, J. Tierney and M. Glynn, Design, synthesis and photophysical studies of simple fluorescent anion PET sensors using charge neutral thiourea receptors, Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 2, (13), 2004, p1856-63 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Clive Lee, T., Parkesh, R., Highly selective fluorescent chemosensors for cadmium in water , Tetrahedron Letters , 60, (49), 2004, p11239-11249 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

T. Gunnlaugsson, J. P. Leonard, K. Senechal and A. J. Harte, Eu(iii)-cyclen-phen conjugate as a luminescent copper sensor: the formation of mixed polymetallic macrocyclic complexes in water, Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), 10, (7), 2004, p782-783 Journal Article, 2004

Gunnlaugsson, T., McCoy, C.P., Stomeo, F., Towards the development of Eu(III) luminescent switching/sensing in water-permeable hydrogels , Tetrahedron Letters , 45, (45), 2004, p8403-8407 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

T. Gunnlaugsson, J. P. Leonard and N. S. Murray, Highly selective colorimetric naked-eye Cu(II) detection using an azobenzene chemosensor, Organic letters, 6, (10), 2004, p1557-1560 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Brougham, D.F., Fanning, A.-M., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., O'Brien, J.E., Viguier, R., Effect on pKa of metal-bound water molecules in lanthanide ion-induced cyclen "cavities" , Organic letters, 6, (26), 2004, p4805-4808 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P., Mulready, S., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Three step vs one pot synthesis and X-ray crystallographic investigation of heptadentate triamide cyclen (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane) based ligands and some of their lanthanide ion complexes , Tetrahedron, 60, (1 ), 2004, p105-113 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Bichell, B., Nolan, C., Fluorescent PET chemosensors for lithium , Tetrahedron Letters, 60, (27), 2004, p5799-5806 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Lee, T.C.; Mohsin, S.; Taylor, D.; Parkesh, R.; Gunnlaugsson, T.; O'Brien, F.J.; Giehl, M. and Gowin, W. , Detecting microdamage in bone , Journal of Anatomy, 203, (2), 2003, p161 - 172 Journal Article, 2003 DOI URL

Gunnlaugsson, T., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Nolan, C., Synthesis, X-ray crystallographic, spectroscopic investigation and cleavage studies of HPNP by simple bispyridyl iron, copper, cobalt, nickel and zinc complexes as artificial nucleases , Polyhedron, 22, (24), 2003, 3231-3242 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Kruger, P.E., Jensen, P., Pfeffer, F.M., Hussey, G.M., Simple naphthalimide based anion sensors: Deprotonation induced colour changes and CO2 fixation , Tetrahedron Letters , 44, (49), 2003, p8909-8913 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

T. Gunnlaugsson, J. M. Kelly, M. Nieuwenhuyzen, and A. M. K. O'Brien, Synthesis and characterisation of novel 3"-O- and 5"-O- modified azobenzene-thymidine phosphoramidites and their oligonucleotide conjugates as colorimeter DNA probes and FRET quenchers, Tetrahedron Letters, 44, (47), 2003, p8571 - 8575 Journal Article, 2003 URL DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Harte, A.J., Leonard, J.P., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., The Formation of Luminescent Supramolecular Ternary Complexes in Water: Delayed Luminescence Sensing of Aromatic Carboxylates Using Coordinated Unsaturated Cationic Heptadentate Lanthanide Ion Complexes, Supramolecular Chemistry , 15, (7-8), 2003, p505-519 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

T. Gunnlaugsson, T. C. Lee and R. Parkesh, A highly selective and sensitive fluorescent PET (photoinduced electron transfer) chemosensor for Zn(II), Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 1, (19), 2003, p3265-3267 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Kruger, P.E., Lee, T.C., Parkesh, R., Pfeffer, F.M., Hussey, G.M., Dual responsive chemosensors for anions: The combination of fluorescent PET (Photoinduced Electron Transfer) and colorimetric chemosensors in a single molecule , Tetrahedron Letters , 44, (35), 2003, p6575-6578 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P., Sénéchal, K., Harte, A.J., pH responsive Eu(III)-phenanthroline supramolecular conjugate: Novel off-on-off luminescent signaling in the physiological pH range , Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125, (40), 2003, p12062-12063 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

T. Gunnlaugsson and J. P. Leonard, H+, Na+ and K+ modulated lanthanide luminescent switching of Tb(III) based cyclen aromatic diaza-crown ether conjugates in water, Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), 9, (19), 2003, p2424-2425 Journal Article, 2003

Gunnlaugsson, T., Lee, T.C., Parkesh, R., Cd(II) Sensing in Water Using Novel Aromatic Iminodiacetate Based Fluorescent Chemosensors , Organic letters, 5, (22), 2003, p4065-4068 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., McCoy, C.P., Morrow, R.J., Phelan, C., Stomeo, F., Towards the development of controllable and reversible `on-off`luminescence switching in soft-matter; synthesis and spectroscopicinvestigation of 1,8-naphthalimide-based PET (photoinduced , Arkivoc , 7, 2003, p216-228 Journal Article, 2003

Gunnlaugsson, T., Davies, R.J.H., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., O'Brien, J.E., Stevenson, C.S., Mulready, S., Synthesis, structural and biological evaluation of GlyAla based lanthanide macrocyclic conjugates as supramolecular ribonuclease mimics , Polyhedron, 22, (5), 2003, 711-724 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Harte, A.J., Leonard, J.P., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Delayed lanthanide luminescence sensing of aromatic carboxylates using heptadentate triamide Tb(III) cyclen complexes: The recognition of salicylic acid in water , Chemical Communications, 18, 2002, p2134-2135 Journal Article, 2002

Gunnlaugsson, T., O'Brien, J.E., Mulready, S., Glycine-alanine conjugated macrocyclic lanthanide ion complexes as artificial ribonucleases , Tetrahedron Letters, 43, (47), 2002, p8493-8497 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Richard, L., Thoss, V., Novel sodium-selective fluorescent PET and optically based chemosensors: Towards Na+ determination in serum , Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 2 , 1, 2002, p141-150 Journal Article, 2002

Gunnlaugsson, T., Bichell, B., Nolan, C., A novel fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer (PET) sensor for lithium , Tetrahedron Letters , 42, (28), 2002, p4989-4992 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Gunnlaugsson, T., Gunaratne, H.Q.N., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Leonard, J.P., Synthesis of functionalised macrocyclic compounds as Na+ and K+ receptors: A mild and high yielding nitration in water of mono and bis 2-methoxyaniline functionalised crown ethers , Chemical Communications (CambrJournal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 1idge, England) , 17, 2002, p1954-1962 Journal Article, 2002

Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P., Synthesis and evaluation of colorimetric chemosensors for monitoring sodium and potassium ions in the intracellular concentration range , Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions, 2 , (12), 2002, p1980-1985 Journal Article, 2002

Gunnlaugsson, T., Davis, A.P., O'Brien, J.E., Glynn, M., Fluorescent sensing of pyrophosphate and bis-carboxylates with charge neutral PET chemosensors , Organic Letters , 4, (15), 2002, p2449-2452 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Senchas Már, J. Lund, Den Store Danske Encyklopædi, Copenhagen, Danmarks National Leksikon, 1997, [Poul Holm] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 1997

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Meriel Huggard, Sensor Research, US-Ireland F&D Partnership - Sensor Workshop, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin, 20-21 February 2007, 2007 Poster, 2007

Stanley E. Porter, Michael A. Hayes and David Tombs, eds, Images of Christ, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, 1997 Book, 1997

Research Expertise

Description

His research interests are in theareas of supramolecular organic and inorganic chemistry and bio and medicinal chemistry, with emphasis on the recognition and targeting of biologically important ions and molecules.

Keywords

Development of ribonuclease and ribozyme mimics using lanthanide ion complexes; Synthesis & testing of novel anticancer drugs for leukaemia; Synthesis of novel contrast agents for MRI and CT; Synthesis of novel fluorescent and lanthanide luminescient chemosensors for critical care analysis; Synthesis of novel oligonucleosides and modified nucleotides

Recognition

Representations

Member, DMMC Cancer Principal Investigators, Trans-institutional grouping of Principal Investigators leading research on Cancer themes

Member, Core Technology PI's, DMMC Principal Investigators leading the development of core technology platforms.

Member, Imaging Focus Group Meeting, 1-Day meeting on Biomedical Imaging - 8th June 2004 run in conjunction with TCINFrom single cell & molecular through to organ & whole bodyLast Revised : 22 May 2004

Awards and Honours

Erskine Fellowship 2009