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Dr Nicholas Power

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Research interests

Our research objectives lie in the many facets of supramolecular chemistry, a branch of chemistry that is based on principles of self-organization of small molecules in to well define molecular architectures. These interactions use non-covalent methods such as hydrogen bonding, metal coordination, van der Waals forces, hydrophobic forces, electrostatic forces, cation-pi and pi-pi interactions. Theses are some of the forces at play in complex biological systems. In particular, the development of confined chemical environments through self assembly, such as nano-capsules, afford us an opportunity to systematically study molecular interactions under a significantly less imposing and less complex environment than those of biological systems. This knowledge can help facilitate the design of nano-capsules as molecular conduits for targeted delivery of potent drugs to cancer cells for example. Some important applications may also include molecular self-assembly, molecular recognition, host-guest chemistry, and crystal engineering to list a few.

External collaborations

Dr Suela Kellici (London South Bank University)

Prof. Colin L Raston (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia)

Dr Peter B Crowley (National University of Ireland Galway)

Dr Scott J Dalgarno (Heriot-Watt University)

Dr Leigh Fon Jones, (Bangor University)

Prof. Jerry L Atwood (University of Missouri, USA)

Prof. Euan K Brechin, (University of Edinburgh)

 

 

Publications

Continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis of S-functionalised carbon quantum dots for enhanced oil recovery (2021-02-01)
Baragau, Ioan-Alexandru; Lu, Zhen; Power, Nicholas P.; Morgan, David J.; Bowen, James; Diaz, Pedro and Kellici, Suela
Chemical Engineering Journal, 405, Article 126631


Efficient Continuous Hydrothermal Flow Synthesis of Carbon Quantum Dots from a Targeted Biomass Precursor for On−Off Metal Ions Nanosensing (2021)
Baragau, Ioan-Alexandru; Power, Nicholas P.; Morgan, David J.; Lobo, Richard A.; Roberts, Christopher S.; Titirici, Maria-Magdalena; Middelkoop, Vesna; Diaz, Adriana; Dunn, Steven and Kellici, Suela
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 9(6) (pp. 2559-2569)


Vortex fluidic mediated synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticle/MXene composites (2020-04)
Al-Antaki, Ahmed Hussein Mohammed; Alharbi, Thaar M. D.; Kellici, Suela; Power, Nicholas P.; Lawrance, Warren D. and Raston, Colin L.
ChemNanoMat, 6(4) (pp. 657-662)


Continuous Hydrothermal Flow Synthesis of Blue-Luminescent, Excitation-Independent N-doped Carbon Quantum Dots as Nanosensors (2020)
Baragau, Ioan-Alexandru; Power, Nicholas; Morgan, David John; Heil, Tobias; Lobo, Richard Alvares; Roberts, Christopher S.; Titirici, Magdalena; Dunn, Steve and Kellici, Suela
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8, Article 3270(6)


Continuous flow vortex fluidic-mediated exfoliation and fragmentation of two-dimensional MXene (2020)
Mohammed Al-antaki, Ahmed Hussein; Kellici, Suela; Power, Nicholas; Lawrence, Warren D. and Raston, Colin L.
Royal Society Open Science, 7(5) (p 192255)


Continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis of graphene quantum dots (2018-12-01)
Kellici, Suela; Acord, John; Moore, Katherine E.; Power, Nicholas P.; Middelkoop, Vesna; Morgan, David J.; Heil, Tobias; Coppo, Paolo; Baragau, Ioan-Alexandru and Raston, Colin L.
Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 3(6) (pp. 949-958)


Selective Calixarene Directed Synthesis of MXene Plates, Crumpled Sheets, Spheres and Scrolls (2017-06-16)
Vaughn, Arni; Ball, Jeremy; Heil, Tobias; Morgan, David J.; Lampronti, Giulio I.; Maršalkaitė, Gabija; Raston, Colin L.; Power, Nicholas P. and Kellici, Suela
Chemistry - A European Journal, 23(34) (pp. 8128-8133)


Selective Calixarene-Directed Synthesis of MXene Plates, Crumpled Sheets, Spheres, and Scrolls (2017-06-16)
Vaughn, Arni; Ball, Jeremy; Heil, Tobias; Morgan, David J.; Lampronti, Giulio I.; Maršalkaitė, Gabija; Raston, Colin L.; Power, Nicholas P. and Kellici, Suela
Chemistry - A European Journal, 23(34) (pp. 8128-8133)


Rapid synthesis of graphene quantum dots using a continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis approach. (2017-03-06)
Kellici, Suela; Acord, John; Power, Nicholas P.; Morgan, David J.; Coppo, Paolo; Heil, Tobias and Saha, Basudeb
RSC Advances, 7(24) (pp. 14716-14720)


Calixarene Assisted Rapid Synthesis of Silver-Graphene Nanocomposites with Enhanced Antibacterial Activity (2016-07-27)
Kellici, Suela; Acord, John; Vaughn, Arni; Power, Nicholas P.; Morgan, David J.; Heil, Tobias; Facq, Sébastien P. and Lampronti, Giulio I.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8(29) (pp. 19038-19046)


Protein camouflage in cytochrome c–calixarene complexes (2012-07-01)
McGovern, Róise E.; Fernandes, Humberto; Khan, Amir R.; Power, Nicholas P. and Crowley, Peter B.
Nature Chemistry, 4(7) (pp. 527-533)


Magnetism in metal–organic capsules (2010-03-31)
Atwood, Jerry L.; Brechin, Euan K.; Dalgarno, Scott J.; Inglis, Ross; Jones, Leigh F.; Mossine, Andrew; Paterson, Martin J.; Power, Nicholas P. and Teat, Simon J.
Chemical Communications, 46(20) (pp. 3484-3486)


A family of double-bowl pseudo metallocalix[6]arene discs (2010-03-10)
Meally, Seán T.; McDonald, Cecelia; Karotsis, Georgios; Papaefstathiou, Giannis S.; Brechin, Euan K.; Dunne, Peter W.; McArdle, Patrick; Power, Nicholas P. and Jones, Leigh F.
Dalton Transactions, 39(20) (pp. 4809-4816)


Dimeric nanocapsule induces conformational change (2010-02-28)
Maerz, Andrew K.; Thomas, Haunani M.; Power, Nicholas P.; Deakyne, Carol A. and Atwood, Jerry L.
Chemical Communications, 46(8) (pp. 1235-1237)


Metallo-supramolecular capsules (2008-04-01)
Dalgarno, Scott J.; Power, Nicholas P. and Atwood, Jerry L.
Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 252(8-9) (pp. 825-841)


Rapid formation of metal–organic nano-capsules gives new insight into the self-assembly process (2008-02-27)
Dalgarno, Scott J.; Power, Nicholas P.; Warren, John E. and Atwood, Jerry L.
Chemical Communications(13) (pp. 1539-1541)


Guest and Ligand Behavior in Zinc-Seamed Pyrogallol[4]arene Molecular Capsules (2007-11-08)
Power, Nicholas P.; Dalgarno, Scott J. and Atwood, Jerry L.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 46(45) (pp. 8601-8604)


Ionic dimeric pyrogallol[4]arene capsules (2007-07-26)
Dalgarno, Scott J.; Power, Nicholas P. and Atwood, Jerry L.
Chemical Communications(33) (pp. 3447-3449)


Robust and stable pyrogallol[4]arene molecular capsules facilitated via an octanuclear zinc coordination belt (2007-01-01)
Power, Nicholas P.; Dalgarno, Scott J. and Atwood, Jerry L.
New Journal of Chemistry, 31(1) (pp. 17-20)


Synthesis and structural characterisation of lower rim halogenated pyrogallol[4]arenes: bi-layers and hexameric nano-capsules (2006-08-08)
Dalgarno, Scott J.; Power, Nicholas P.; Antesberger, Jochen; McKinlay, Robert M. and Atwood, Jerry L.
Chemical Communications(36) (pp. 3803-3805)


Procatalytic Ligand Strain. Ionization and Perturbation of 8-Nitroxanthine at the Urate Oxidase Active Site (2005-08-01)
Doll, Charles; Bell, Alasdair F.; Power, Nicholas; Tonge, Peter J. and Tipton, Peter A.
Biochemistry, 44(34) (pp. 11440-11446)


Chloromethyl chlorosulfate: a new, catalytic method of preparation and reactions with some nucleophiles (2004)
Power, Nicholas P.; Bethell, Donald; Proctor, Lee; Latham, Elliot and Dawson, Paul
Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2(10) (pp. 1554-1562)


General Base Catalysis in the Urate Oxidase Reaction: Evidence for a Novel Thr−Lys Catalytic Diad (2003-04-01)
Imhoff, Rebecca D.; Power, Nicholas P.; Borrok, M. Jack and Tipton, Peter A.
Biochemistry, 42(14) (pp. 4094-4100)


Organic Nanocapsules (2008-08)
Dalgarno, Scott J.; Power, Nicholas and Atwood, Jerry L.
In: Atwood, Jerry L. and Steed, Jonathan W. eds. Organic Nanostructures (pp. 317-346)
ISBN : 978-3-527-62251-1 | Publisher : Wiley-VCH