Louise’s main interests are in luminescence spectroscopy and actinide chemistry, but she also dabbles in lanthanide and d-metal/ organic chemistry in her exploration of two-photon chemistry and up-conversion. Research into actinide chemistry involves exploration of actinyl units (especially the ever-elusive uranyl(V)) and increasing understanding of the fundamental spectroscopic properties of air-sensitive actinide complexes, including uranium mono-oxo species and uranium(IV) chemistry.
Apart from the joy of seeing a nicely resolved emission spectrum, Louise enjoys hosting Zoom quizzes, avoiding changing lightbulbs and (above all) Thursday night pints.
Design of lanthanide based metal–organic polyhedral cages for application in catalysis, sensing, separation and magnetism
Daniel J. Bell, Louise S. Natrajan and Imogen A. Riddell
Coord. Chem. Rev., 2022, 427, 214786
Modelling Conformational Flexibility in a Spectrally Addressable Molecular Multi-Qubit Model System
Ciarán J. Rogers, Deepak Asthana, Adam Brookfield, Alessandro Chiesa, Grigore A. Timco, David Collison, Louise S. Natrajan, Stefano Carretta, Richard E. P. Winpenny, and Alice M. Bowen
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2022, 61, e202207947
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There are currently no open positions within the group but enquiries are always welcome.
11-2022 Two papers from Ciarán!
Huge congratulations to Ciarán on the publication of two first author papers this month! 'Modelling Conformational Flexibility in a Spectrally Addressable Molecular Multi‐Qubit Model System' and 'Magnetic and Electronic Structural Properties of the S3 State of Nature’s Water Oxidizing Complex: A Combined Study in ELDOR-Detected Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectral Simulation and Broken-Symmetry Density Functional Theory'.
30-09-2022 New Book Chapter!
Congratulations to Laura, Lauren and Louise on the publication of their new book chapter, 'Luminescence properties of the actinides and actinyls' for Inorganic Chemistry III. Check it out here.
09-2022 Conferences all over!
This month of September the group have attended conferences in York, Newcastle and Leipzig. Laura, Lauren and Matt all presented posters in their respective conferences and Matt gave an excellent talk at Terrae Rarae XXXI, which was awarded a best talk prize. An excellent way to end the conference season, congratulations Matt! Find out more about the conferences and view pictures here.
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