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Publications:  Prof Michael Watkinson

Nodzewska A, Watkinson M(2018). Remarkable increase in the rate of the catalytic epoxidation of electron deficient styrenes through the addition of Sc(OTf)3 to the MnTMTACN catalyst. Chem Commun (Camb) vol. 54, 1461-1464.
WATKINSON M(2017). Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) Fluorophore Exhibits a HighlyRatiometric Fluorescent Response to Zn2+in vitro and in HumanLiver Cancer Cells. Chemistry - A European Journal
Wu F, Zhang D, Wang J et al.(2017). Copper contamination of self-assembled organic monolayer modified silicon surfaces following a ‘click’ reaction characterized with LAPS and SPIM. Langmuir
WATKINSON M, Motevalli M, Evans V et al.(2016). An investigation into the synthesis of azido-functionalised coumarins for application in 1,3-dipolar “click” cycloaddition reactions. Dyes and Pigments vol. 135, (Special issue) 36-40.
Zhang DW, Wu F, Wang J et al.(2016). Image detection of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae by light-addressable potentiometric sensors (LAPS). Electrochemistry Communications vol. 72, 41-45.
Johnston NR, Mitchell RK, Haythorne E et al.(2016). Beta Cell Hubs Dictate Pancreatic Islet Responses to Glucose. Cell Metabolism vol. 24, (3) 389-401.
Wang J, Campos I, Wu F et al.(2016). The effect of gold nanoparticles on the impedance of microcapsules visualized by scanning photo-induced impedance microscopy. Electrochimica Acta vol. 208, 39-46.
Jorge AR, Chernobryva M, Rigby SEJ et al.(2016). Incorporation of Cobalt-Cyclen Complexes into Templated Nanogels Results in Enhanced Activity. Chemistry vol. 22, (11) 3764-3774.
Wang J, Wu F, Watkinson M et al.(2015). "click" Patterning of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Hydrogen-Terminated Silicon Surfaces and Their Characterization Using Light-Addressable Potentiometric Sensors. Langmuir vol. 31, (35) 9646-9654.
Wang J, Zhou Y, Watkinson M et al.(2015). High-sensitivity light-addressable potentiometric sensors using silicon on sapphire functionalized with self-assembled organic monolayers. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical vol. 209, Article C, 230-236.
Biela A, Watkinson M, Meier UC et al.(2015). Disposable MMP-9 sensor based on the degradation of peptide cross-linked hydrogel films using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Biosensors and Bioelectronics vol. 68, 660-667.
Pancholi J, Hodson DJ, Jobe K et al.(2014). Biologically targeted probes for Zn2+: a diversity oriented modular "click-SNAr-click" approach. CHEMICAL SCIENCE vol. 5, (9) 3528-3535.
Ilyashenko G, De Faveri G, Follier T et al.(2014). Catalytic and mechanistic studies into the epoxidation of styrenes using manganese complexes of structurally similar polyamine ligands. Org Biomol Chem vol. 12, (7) 1124-1134.
Ilyashenko G, De Faveri G, Masoudi S et al.(2013). Initial rate kinetic studies show an unexpected influence of para-substituents on the catalytic behaviour of manganese complexes of TMTACN in the epoxidation of styrenes with H2O2. Org Biomol Chem vol. 11, (12) 1942-1951.
DONNAN RS, Pickersgill R, Krauss N et al.(2013). Lagrangian dynamics analysis of sub-THz skeletal absorption spectra of amino acids acquired by vector network analysis. Chemical Physics Letters vol. 558, 104-108.
Ilyashenko G, Al-Safadi R, Donnan R et al.(2013). A synthesis of a 1,1 '-desymmetrised ferrocene backbone and its facile one-pot double-"click" functionalisation. RSC ADVANCES vol. 3, (38) 17081-17087.
McIntosh A, Yang B, Goldup S et al.(2013). Crystallization of Amorphous Lactose at High Humidity Studied by Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy. Chemical Physics Letters vol. 558, 104-108.
McIntosh AI, Yang B, Goldup SM et al.(2012). Terahertz spectroscopy: a powerful new tool for the chemical sciences?. Chem Soc Rev vol. 41, (6) 2072-2082.
Yang B, McIntosh AI, Goldup SM et al. (2012). Investigation of n-Octadecane's Crystallization by Quasi-optical Transmissometer. 2012 37TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFRARED, MILLIMETER, AND TERAHERTZ WAVES (IRMMW-THZ).
Jobe K, Brennan CH, Motevalli M et al.(2011). Modular 'click' sensors for zinc and their application in vivo. Chem Commun (Camb) vol. 47, (21) 6036-6038.
Lahlali H, Jobe K, Watkinson M et al.(2011). Macrocycle size matters: "small" functionalized rotaxanes in excellent yield using the CuAAC active template approach. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl vol. 50, (18) 4151-4155.
De Faveri G, Ilyashenko G, Watkinson M(2011). Recent advances in catalytic asymmetric epoxidation using the environmentally benign oxidant hydrogen peroxide and its derivatives. Chem Soc Rev vol. 40, (3) 1722-1760.
Lau YH, Rutledge PJ, Watkinson M et al.(2011). Chemical sensors that incorporate click-derived triazoles. CHEM SOC REV vol. 40, (5) 2848-2866.
Zheng XW, Cook JP, Watkinson M et al.(2011). Generic protease detection technology for monitoring periodontal disease. FARADAY DISCUSS vol. 149, 37-47.
Tamanini E, Flavin K, Motevalli M et al.(2010). Cyclam-based "clickates": homogeneous and heterogeneous fluorescent sensors for Zn(II). Inorg Chem vol. 49, (8) 3789-3800.
Martínez D, Motevalli M, Watkinson M(2010). Is there really a diagnostically useful relationship between the carbon-oxygen stretching frequencies in metal carboxylate complexes and their coordination mode?. Dalton Trans (2) 446-455.
WATKINSON M, Andreou A, Eames J et al.(2010). Desymmetrisation of (4R,5S)-4,5-diphenylimidazolidine-2-thione using pentafluorophenyl active esters. Tetrahedron Letters vol. 51, 1423-1425.
Sheriff TS, Watkinson M, Motevalli M et al.(2010). Unexpected formation of a novel pyridinium-containing catecholate ligand and its manganese(III) complex. Dalton Trans (1) 53-55.
Pawlowski P, Maksymiuk K, Tamanini E et al. (2009). Inducing Sensitivity to Heavy Metal Ions in Polypyrrole Modified by Azamacrocyclic Ligands. ELECTROANALYSIS. vol. 21, 2044-2053.
Jorge R, Watkinson M, Resmini M et al.(2009). CATL 63-Molecularly imprinted nanogels as phosphate hydrolysis promoters. ABSTR PAP AM CHEM S vol. 238,
Stair JL, Watkinson M, Krause S(2009). Sensor materials for the detection of proteases. Biosens Bioelectron vol. 24, (7) 2113-2118.
Tamanini E, Katewa A, Sedger LM et al.(2009). A synthetically simple, click-generated cyclam-based zinc(II) sensor. Inorg Chem vol. 48, (1) 319-324.
Tamanini E, Rigby SE, Motevalli M et al.(2009). Responsive metal complexes: a click-based "allosteric scorpionate" complex permits the detection of a biological recognition event by EPR/ENDOR spectroscopy. Chemistry- A European Journal vol. 15, (15) 3720-3728.
Ilyashenko G, Sale D, Motevalli M et al.(2008). A preliminary investigation into a rationally designed catalytic system for the epoxidation of alkenes based on a bipyridyl core. J MOL CATAL A-CHEM vol. 296, (1-2) 1-8.
Ramana AV, Watkinson M, Todd MH(2008). Synthesis and DNA binding ability of cyclam-amino acid conjugates. BIOORG MED CHEM LETT vol. 18, (9) 3007-3010.
Krivickas SJ, Tamanini E, Todd MH et al.(2007). Effective methods for the biotinylation of azamacrocycles. J Org Chem vol. 72, (22) 8280-8289.
Shastri K, Cheng EWC, Motevalli M et al.(2007). Investigations into the efficacy of methyhlphosphonic acid functionalised 1,4,7-triazacyclononane ligands in bleaching catalysis. GREEN CHEM vol. 9, (9) 996-1007.
Tamanini E, Watkinson M, Todd MH(2006). Improved synthesis of the valuable peptidomimetic intermediate 3-azido-4-hydroxy cyclopentanoic acid. TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETR vol. 17, (15) 2235-2239.
Ilyashenko G, Motevalli M, Watkinson M(2006). An alternative model for the asymmetric addition of cyanide to aldehydes catalysed by titanium-salen complexes based on a structurally related iron-salen complex. TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETR vol. 17, (11) 1625-1628.
Ilyashenko G, Choudhury R, Motevalli M et al.(2006). Concentration-dependent chemo- and regioselective metalation of 6,6 '-dibromo-2,2 '-bipyridine. SYNLETT (11) 1759-1761.
Sibbons KF, Shastri K, Watkinson M(2006). The application of manganese complexes of ligands derived from 1,4,7-triazacyclononane in oxidative catalysis. Dalton Trans (5) 645-661.
Scheuermann JEW, Bento ES, Hawkes GE et al.(2005). NMR investigation into the dynamic behaviour of a novel C2-symmetric macrocyclic ligand. Magn Reson Chem vol. 43, (4) 321-325.
Coumbarides GS, Eames J, Scheuermann JEW et al.(2005). Enantioselective protonation of a lithium enolate derived from 2-methyl-1-tetralone using chiral sulfonamides. Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. vol. 78, (5) 906-909.
Scheuermann JEW, Sibbons KF, Benoit DM et al.(2004). The synthesis of unsymmetrically N-substituted chiral 1,4,7-triazacyclononanes. Org Biomol Chem vol. 2, (18) 2664-2670.
Sibbons KF, Al-Hashimi M, Motevalli M et al.(2004). Rare and unexpected coordination to copper(II) by a tertiary amide in a macrocyclic ligand. DALTON T (20) 3163-3165.
Pulacchini S, Nasser R, Sibbons KF et al.(2003). Structure, modelling and dynamic behaviour of aza- and azaoxamacrocyclic ligands derived from (R,R)-1,2-diaminocyclohexane. Org Biomol Chem vol. 1, (22) 4058-4063.
Lamond S, WATKINSON M, Rutherford T et al.(2003). Gene-specific chromatin damage in human spermatozoa can be blocked by antioxidants that target mitochondria. Reproductive Biomedicine vol. 7, (4) 407-418.
Pulacchini S, Sibbons KF, Shastri K et al. (2003). Synthesis of C-2-symmetric aza- and azaoxa-macrocyclic ligands derived from (1R,2R)-1,2-diaminocyclohexane and their applications in catalysis. DALTON TRANSACTIONS. 2043-2052.
Pulacchini S, Abrahams I, Eames J et al.(2002). Conformational chiral recognition in a simple urea. SUPRAMOL CHEM vol. 14, (4) 353-357.
Martínez D, Motevalli M, Watkinson M(2002). Aquachloro[N,N'-ethylenebis(salicylideneiminato)]manganese(III). Acta Crystallogr C vol. 58, (Pt 4) M258-M260.
Scheuermann JEW, Ilyashenko G, Griffiths DV et al.(2002). Solvent-mediated selective single and double ring-opening of N-tosyl-activated aziridines using benzylamine. TETRAHEDRON-ASYMMETR vol. 13, (3) 269-272.
Coveney PV, Griffin JLW, Watkinson M et al.(2002). Novel non-exfoliated clay-nanocomposite materials by in situ co-polymerisation of intercalated monomers: A combinatorial discovery approach. MOL SIMULAT vol. 28, (3) 295-316.
Eames J, WATKINSON M(2002). Metalloenzymes and electrophilic catalysis. Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences, Editors: Robertson, S, Nature Publishing Group
EAMES J, Watkinson M(2002). Polymeric Scavengers for Efficient Organic Synthesis. Organic Synthesis Highlights V, Editors: Schmaltz, H, VCH-Wiley (Weinheim),
Scheuermann JEW, Ronketti F, Motevalli M et al.(2002). The synthesis of C-2-symmetric 1,4,7-triazacyclononane ligands derived from chiral aziridines. NEW J CHEM vol. 26, (8) 1054-1059.
Pulacchini S, Shastri K, Dixon NC et al.(2001). A remarkably efficient and direct route for the synthesis of binucleating 1,4,7-triazacyclononane ligands. SYNTHESIS-STUTTGART (16) 2381-2383.
Pulacchini S, Watkinson M(2001). An efficient route to symmetrically and unsymmetrically substituted azamacrocyclic ligands. EUR J ORG CHEM (22) 4233-4238.
Eames J, Watkinson M(2001). Catalytic Allylic Oxidation of Alkenes Using an Asymmetric Kharasch-Sosnovsky Reaction. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl vol. 40, (19) 3567-3571.
Eames J, Watkinson M(2001). Polymeric scavenger reagents in organic synthesis. EUR J ORG CHEM (7) 1213-1224.
Cross W, Hawkes GE, Kroemer RT et al.(2001). The structure, modelling and dynamics of hindered 5,6-diarylacenaphthenes. J CHEM SOC PERK T 2 (4) 459-467.
Steele M, Watkinson M, Whiting A(2001). Attempts to find a solution to the problem of atropisomer interconversion in 1,8-diarylnaphthalenes and 5,6-diarylacenaphthenes. J CHEM SOC PERK T 1 (6) 588-598.
Eames J, WATKINSON M(2001). Oxidation not involving epoxidation. Rodd's Chemistry of carbon compounds; a modern comprehensive treatise, Editors: Sainsbury, M, Edition. 2nd ; ed. S Coffey, vol. 5. Topical volume : , Elsevier Publishing (Amsterdam),
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