Paul Kruger

ProfessorPaul Kruger

Rutherford 856
Internal Phone: 94367

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Our research interests touch upon all aspects of supramolecular chemistry ranging from organic synthesis and coordination chemistry, through materials and structural chemistry, to host-guest and sensor chemistry. This work is underpinned by structural analysis by single-crystal X-ray diffraction which is complimented by a range of spectroscopic techniques.Our research into coordination polymers and porous metal-organic frameworks involves transition and lanthanide metal ions and poly-carboxylate-poly-pyridine ligands. We are also interested in the coordination chemistry of clusters as structural and functional bio-models and their potential to behave as single molecule magnets. Our work in Supramolecular Chemistry ranges from anion coordination chemistry and sensing, involving the development of naked-eye sensors for anions in aqueous media; to the supramolecular coordination chemistry of helical complexes, incorporating metallo- helicate synthesis and anion directed synthesis of helical species. Recent work looks to marry Fe(II)-based spin-crossover (SCO) phenomena into helicate systems in an attempt to form sensor molecules who output derives from SCO associated colour changes.

Recent Publications

  • Hsu CW., Longhi E., Sinn S., Hawes CS., Young DC., Kruger PE. and Cola LD. (2017) Pyrazolo[4,3-h]quinoline Ligand-Based Iridium(III) Complexes for Electrochemiluminescence. Chemistry - An Asian Journal 12(13): 1649-1658. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asia.201700556.
  • Phonsri W., Davies CG., Jameson GNL., Moubaraki B., Ward JS., Kruger PE., Chastanet G. and Murray KS. (2017) Symmetry breaking above room temperature in an Fe(ii) spin crossover complex with an N4O2 donor set.. Chemical Communications 53: 1374-1377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6cc10040f.
  • Phonsri W., Macedo DS., Vignesh KR., Rajaraman G., Davies CG., Jameson GNL., Moubaraki B., Ward JS., Kruger PE. and Chastanet G. (2017) Halogen Substitution Effects on N2O Schiff Base Ligands in Unprecedented Abrupt FeII Spin Crossover Complexes. Chemistry - A European Journal 23(29): 7052-7065. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201700232.
  • Gholami G., Zhu K., Ward JS., Kruger PE. and Loeb SJ. (2016) Formation of a Polythreaded, Metal–Organic Framework Utilizing an Interlocked Hexadentate, Carboxylate Linker. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2016(27): 4524-4529. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201600311.
  • Yang H., Bradley SJ., Chan A., Waterhouse GIN., Nann T., Kruger PE. and Telfer SG. (2016) Catalytically Active Bimetallic Nanoparticles Supported on Porous Carbon Capsules Derived from Metal-Organic Framework Composites. Journal of the American Chemical Society 138(36): 11872-11881. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b06736.