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Colloidal Assemblies

Sokołowski, K.; Huang, J.; Földes, T.; McCune, J. A.; Xu, D. D.; de Nijs, B.; Chikkaraddy, R.; Collins, S. M.; Rosta, E.; Baumberg, J. J.; Scherman, O. A. "Nanoparticle Surfactants for Kinetically Arrested Photoactive Assemblies to Track Light-induced Electron Transfer", Nat. Nanotechnol., 2021, 16, 1121–1129. (read here)

Sahm, C. D.; Mates-Torres, E.; Eliasson, N.; Sokołowski, K.; Wagner, A.; Dalle, K. E.; Huang, Z.; Scherman, O. A.; Hammarström, L.; Garcia-Melchor, M.; Reisner, E. "Imidazolium-modification enables enhanced photocatalytic CO2 reduction on ZnSe quantum dots", Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 9078–9087. (read here)

Kamp, M.; de Nijs, B.; Baumberg, J. J.; Scherman, O. A. "Contact Angle as a Powerful Tool in Anisotropic Colloid Synthesis", J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2021, 581, 417–426. (read here)

Huang, J.; Ojambati, O. S.; Chikkaraddy, R.; Sokolowski, K.; Wan, Q.; Durkan, C.; Scherman, O. A.; Baumberg, J. "Plasmon-induced Trap State Emission from Single Quantum Dots", Phys. Rev. Lett., 2021, 126, 047402. (read here)

Grys, D-B.; de Nijs, B.; Salmon, A.; Huang, J.; Wang, W.; Chen, W-H.; Scherman, O. A.; Baumberg, J. "Citrate Coordination and Bridging of Gold Nanoparticles: The Role of Gold Adatoms in AuNP Ageing", ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 8689–8696. (read here)

de Nijs, B.; Kongsuwan, N.; Saba, M.; Chikkaraddy, R.; Readman, C. A.; Deacon, W. M.; Griffiths, J. P.; Barrow, S. J.; Ojambati, O. S.; Wright, D. A.; Huang, J.; Hess, O.; Scherman, O. A.; Baumberg, J. J.; Kamp, M. "Cascaded Nano-Optics to Probe Microsecond Atomic Scale Phenomena", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2020, 26, 14819–14826. (read here)

Barrow, S.J.; Palmer, A.; de Nijs, B.; Chikkaraddy, R.; Bowman, R.W.; Baumberg, J. J.; Scherman, O.A. "Nanometer Control in Plasmonic Systems Through Discrete Layer-By-Layer Macrocycle-Cation Deposition", Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 8706–8710. (read here)

King, K.; Sokołowski, K.; Ren, X.; Scherman, O.A. "Functionalisation and Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles Through Cucurbit[n]uril-Based Binding Motifs", Chapter 13 in Cucurbiturils and Related Macrocycles; Kim, K., Ed. 2019, Roy. Soc. Chem., 362–406. (read here)

Lan, Y.; Liu, J.; Eiser, E.; Scherman, O.A. "Polymeric Raspberry-Like Particles via Template-Assisted Polymerisation", Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 6689–6700. (read here)

Huang, J.; de Nijs, B.; Cormier, S.; Sokołowski, K.; Grys, D-B.; Readman, C.A.; Barrow, S.J.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg, J.J. "Plasmon-Induced Optical Control Over Dithionite-Mediated Chemical Redox Reactions", Faraday Discuss., 2018, 214, 455–463. (read here)

Hu, C.; Liu, J.; Wu, Y.; West, K.R.; Scherman, O.A. "Cucurbit[8]uril-Regulated Colloidal Dispersions Exhibiting Photocontrolled Rheological Behavior", Small, 2018, 14, 1703352. (read here)

Wang, Y.; Wang, S.; Zhang, S.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg, J.J.; Ding, T.; Xu, H. "Plasmon-Directed Polymerization: Regulating Polymer Growth With Light", Nano Research, 2018, 11, 6384. (read here)

Lan, Y.; Caciagli, A.; Guidetti, G.; Yu, Z.; Liu, J.; Johansen, V.E.; Kamp, M.; Abell, C.; Vignolini, S.; Scherman, O.A.; Eiser, E. "Unexpected Stability of Aqueous Dispersions of Raspberry-Like Colloids", Nat. Commun., 2018, 9, 3614. (read here)

Ren, X.; Yu, Z.; Wu, Y.; Liu, J.; Abell, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Cucurbit[7]uril-Based High-Performance Catalytic Microreactors", Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 14835–14839. (read here)

Carnegie, C.; Chikkaraddy, R.; Benz, F.; de Nijs, B.; Deacon, W.M.; Horton, M.; Wang, W.; Readman, C.A.; Barrow, S.J.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg J.J. "Mapping SERS in CB:Au Plasmonic Nanoaggregates", ACS Photonics, 2017, 4, 2681–2686. (read here)

Cieslak, A.M.; Janeček, E.R.; Sokołowski, K.; Ratajczyk, T.; Leszczynski, M.K.; Scherman, O.A.; Lewinski, J. "Photo-induced Interfacial Electron Transfer of ZnO Nanocrystals to Control Supramolecular Assembly in Water", Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 16128–16132. (read here)

de Nijs, B.; Benz, F.; Barrow, S.J.; Sigle, D.O.; Chikkaraddy, R.; Palma, A.; Carnegie, C.; Kamp, M. Sundararaman, R.; Narang, P.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg, J.J. "Plasmonic Tunnel Junctions for Single- Molecule Redox Chemistry", Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 994. (read here)

Ding, T.; Mertens, J.; Lombardi, A.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg, J.J. "Light-Directed Tuning of Plasmon Resonances via Plasmon-Induced Polymerization Using Hot Electrons", ACS Photonics, 2017, 4, 1453–1458. (read here)

de Nijs, B.; Kamp, M.; Szabo, I.; Barrow, S.J.; Benz, F.; Wu, G.; Carnegie, C.; Chikkaraddy, R.; Wang, W.; Deacon, W.M.; Rosta, E.; Baumberg, J.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Smart Supramolecular Sensing with Cucurbit[n]urils: Probing Hydrogen Bonding with SERS", Faraday Discuss., 2017, 205, 505–515. (read here)

Ren, X.; Wu, Y.; Clarke, D.E.; Liu, J.; Wu, G.; Scherman, O.A. "Surface-Bound Cucurbit[8]uril Catenanes on Magnetic Nanoparticles Exhibiting Molecular Recognition", Chem. Asian. J., 2016, 11, 2382–2386. (read here)

Chikkaraddy, R.; de Nijs, B.; Benz, F.; Barrow, S.J.; Scherman, O.A.; Rosta, E.; Demetriadou, A.; Fox, P.; Hess, O.; Baumberg, J.J. "Single-Molecule Strong Coupling at Room Temperature in Plasmonic Nanocavities", Nature, 2016, 535, 127–130. (read here)

Ding, T.; Valev, V.K.; Salmon, A.R.; Forman, C.J.; Smoukov, S.K.; Scherman, O.A.; Frenkel, D.; Baumberg, J.J. "Light-Induced Actuating Nanotransducers", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A, 2016, 113, 5503–5507. (read here)

Jones, S.T.; Walsh-Korb, Z.; Barrow, S.J.; Henderson, S.L.; del Barrio, J.; Scherman, O.A. "The Importance of Excess Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) for the Aggregation of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-Coated Gold Nanoparticles", ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 3158–3165. (read here)

Hu, C.; West, K.R.; Scherman, O.A. "Hollow Mesoporous Raspberry-Like Colloids with Removable Caps as Photoresponsive Nanocontainers", Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 7840–7844. (read here)

Sigle, D.O.; Kasera, S.; Herrmann, L.O.; Palma, A.; de Nijs, B.; Benz, F.; Mahajan, S.; Baumberg, J.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Observing Single Molecules Complexing with Cucurbit[7]uril Through Nanogap-SERS", J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, 7, 704–710. (read here)

Hu, C.; Lan, Y.; West, K.R.; Scherman, O.A. "Cucurbit[8]uril–Regulated Nanopatterning of Binary Polymer Brushes via Colloidal Templating", Adv. Mater., 2015, 27, 7957–7962. (read here)

Xu, X.; Tian, F.; Liu, X.; Parker, R.M.; Lan, Y.; Yu, Z.; Scherman, O.A.; Abell, C. "Supracolloidal Architectures Self-Assembled in Microdroplets", Chem. Eur. J., 2015, 21, 15516–15519. (read here)

Wu, Y.; Lan, Y.; Liu, J.; Scherman, O.A. "Catalytic Polymeric Nanocomposites via Cucurbit[n]uril Host-Guest Interactions", Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 13416–13419. (read here)

Hu, C.; Zheng, Y.; Yu, Z.; Abell, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Surface-Immobilized Micelles via Cucurbit[8]uril-rotaxanes for Solvent-Induced Burst Release", Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 4858–4860. (read here)

de Nijs, B.; Bowman, R.W.; Herrmann, L.O.; Benz, F.; Barrow, S.J.; Mertens, J.; Sigle, D.O.; Chikkaraddy, R.; Eiden, A.; Ferrari, A.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg, J.J. "Unfolding the Contents of Sub-nm Plasmonic Gaps Using Normalising Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy", Faraday Discuss., 2015, 178, 185–193. (read here)

Kasera, S.; Herrmann, L.O.; del Barrio, J.; Baumberg, J.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Quantitative Multiplexing with Nano-Self-Assemblies in SERS", Sci. Rep., 2014, 4, 6785. (read here)

Jones, S.T.; Taylor, R.W.; Esteban, R.; Abo-Hamed, E.K.; Bomans, P.H.; Sommerdijk, N.A.; Aizpurua, J.; Baumberg, J.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Gold Nanorods with Sub-Nanometer Separation Using Cucurbit[n]uril for SERS Applications", Small, 2014, 10, 4298–4303. (read here)

Herrmann, L.O.; Valev, V.K.; Tserkezis, C.; Barnard, J.S.; Kasera, S.; Scherman, O.A.; Aizpurua, J.; Baumberg, J.J. "Threading Plasmonic Nanoparticle Strings with Light", Nat. Commun., 2014, 5, 4568. (read here)

Stephenson, G.; Parker, R.M.; Lan, Y.; Zu, Y.; Scherman, O.A.; Abell, C. "Supramolecular Colloidosomes: Fabrication, Characterisation, and Triggered Release of Cargo", Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7048–7051. (read here)

Abo-Hamed, E.K.; Pennycook, T.; Vaynzof, Y.; Toprakcioglu, C.; Koutsioubas, A.; Scherman, O.A. "Highly Active Metastable Ruthenium Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Production Through the Catalytic Hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane", Small, 2014, 10, 3145–3152. (read here)

Kasera, S.; Walsh, Z.; del Barrio, J.; Scherman, O.A. "A Selective Supramolecular Photochemical Sensor for Dopamine", Supramolecular Chemistry, 2014, 26, 280–285. (read here)

Lan, Y.; Wu, Y.; Karas, A.; Scherman, O.A. "Photo-Responsive Hybrid Raspberry-Like Colloids Based on Cucurbit[8]uril Host-Guest Interactions", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 2166–2169. (read here)

Loh, X.J.; del Barrio, J.; Lee, T-C.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Polymeric Peptide Amphiphile Vesicles for the Encapsulation of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor", Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3033–3035. (read here)

Taylor, R.W.; Coulston, R.J.; Biedermann, F.; Mahajan, S.; Baumberg, J.J.; Scherman, O.A. "In situ SERS Monitoring of Photochemistry Within a Nanojunction Reactor", Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 5985–5990. (read here)
Hüsken N.; Taylor, R.W.; Zigah, D.; Taveau, J.C.; Lambert, O.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg, J.J.; Kuhn, A. "Electrokinetic Assembly of One-Dimensional Nanoparticle Chains with Cucurbit[7]uril Controlled Subnanometer Junctions", Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 6016–6022. (read here)
Jones, S.T.; Zayed, J.M.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Alignment of Gold Nanorods via Cucurbit[8]uril Ternary Complex Formation", Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 5299–5302. (read here)

Taylor, R.W.; Esteban, R.; Mahajan, S.; Coulston, R.J.; Scherman, O.A.; Aizpurua, J.; Baumberg, J.J. "A Simple Composite Dipole Model for the Optical Modes of Strongly-Coupled Plasmonic Nanoparticle Aggregates", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 116, 25044–25051. (read here)

Kasera, S.; Biedermann, F.; Baumberg, J.J.; Scherman, O.A.; Mahajan, S. "Quantitative SERS Using the Sequestration of Small Molecules Inside Precise Plasmonic Nano-Constructs", Nano Lett., 2012, 12, 5924–5928. (read here)

Jiao, D.; Geng, J.; Loh, X.J.; Das, D.; Lee, T.C.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Peptide Amphiphile Vesicles Through Host-Guest Complexation", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 9633–9637. (read here)


Loh, X.J.; Tsai, M.-H.; del Barrio, J.; Appel, E.A.; Lee, T.-C., Scherman, O.A. "Triggered Insulin Release Studies of Triply Responsive Supramolecular Micelles", Polym. Chem., 2012, 3, 3180–3188. (read here)


Lan, Y.; Loh, X.J.; Geng, J.; Walsh, Z.; Scherman, O.A. "A Supramolecular Route Towards Core-Shell Polymeric Microspheres in Water via Cucurbit[8]uril Complexation", Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 8757–8759. (read here)


Appel, E.A.; Dyson, J.; del Barrio, J.; Isaacs, L.; Scherman, O.A. "Metastable Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles Prepared by Dynamic Cross-Linking with Nor-Seco-Cucurbit[10]uril", Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 2278–2281. (read here)


Appel, E.A.; Dyson, J.; del Barrio, J.; Walsh, Z.; Scherman, O.A. "Formation of Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles in Water Through Host-Guest Interactions", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 4185–4189. (read here)


Loh, X.J.; del Barrio, J.; Toh, P.P.C.; Lee, T.C.; Jiao, D.; Rauwald, U.; Appel, E.A.; Scherman, O.A. "Triply Triggered Doxorubicin Release from Supramolecular Nanocontainers", Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 84–91. (read here)

Lee, T.C.; Scherman, O.A. "A Facile Synthesis of Dynamic Supramolecular Aggregates of Cucurbit[n]uril (n = 5-8) Capped with Gold Nanoparticles in Aqueous Media", Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 18, 1628–1633. (read here)

Taylor, R.W.; Lee, T.C.; Scherman, O.A; Esteban, R.; Aizpurua, J.; Huang, F.M.; Baumberg, J.J.; Mahajan, S. "Precise Subnanometer Plasmonic Junctions for SERS within Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies Using Cucurbit[n]uril "Glue" ", ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 3878–3887. (read here)


Coulston, R.; Jones, S.T.; Lee, T.C.; Appel, E.A.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Gold Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites Formed in Water with Cucurbit[8]uril", Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 164–166. (read here)

Mahajan, S.; Lee, T.C.; Biedermann, F.; Hugall, J.T.; Baumberg, J.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Raman and SERS Spectroscopy of Cucurbit[n]urils", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 10429–10433. (read here)

Lee, T.C.; Scherman, O.A. "Formation of Dynamic Aggregates in Water by Cucurbit[5]uril Capped with Gold Nanoparticles", Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 2338–2440. (read here)

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