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Dr Ben Alston

Manager, Leverhulme Centre for Functional Material Design Chemistry

Publications

2020

A mobile robotic chemist (Journal article)

Burger, B., Maffettone, P. M., Gusev, V. V., Aitchison, C. M., Bai, Y., Wang, X., . . . Cooper, A. I. (2020). A mobile robotic chemist. Nature, 583(7815), 237-241. doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2442-2

DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2442-2

2019

Accelerated robotic discovery of type II porous liquids (Journal article)

Kearsey, R. J., Alston, B. M., Briggs, M. E., Greenaway, R. L., & Cooper, A. I. (2019). Accelerated robotic discovery of type II porous liquids. CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 10(41), 9454-9465. doi:10.1039/c9sc03316e

DOI: 10.1039/c9sc03316e

From Concept to Crystals via Prediction: Multi-Component Organic Cage Pots by Social Self-Sorting (Journal article)

Greenaway, R. L., Santolini, V., Pulido, A., Little, M. A., Alston, B., Briggs, M., . . . Jelfs, K. E. (2019). From Concept to Crystals via Prediction: Multi-Component Organic Cage Pots by Social Self-Sorting. Angewandte Chemie (German version), 131(45), 16421-16427. doi:10.1002/ange.201909237

DOI: 10.1002/ange.201909237

From Concept to Crystals via Prediction: Multi-Component Organic Cage Pots by Social Self-Sorting (Journal article)

Greenaway, R. L., Santolini, V., Pulido, A., Little, M. A., Alston, B. M., Briggs, M. E., . . . Jelfs, K. E. (2019). From Concept to Crystals via Prediction: Multi-Component Organic Cage Pots by Social Self-Sorting. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 58(45), 16275-16281. doi:10.1002/anie.201909237

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201909237

Mining predicted crystal structure landscapes with high throughput crystallisation: old molecules, new insights (Journal article)

Cui, P., McMahon, D. P., Spackman, P. R., Alston, B. M., Little, M. A., Day, G. M., & Cooper, A. I. (2019). Mining predicted crystal structure landscapes with high throughput crystallisation: old molecules, new insights. CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 10(43), 9988-9997. doi:10.1039/c9sc02832c

DOI: 10.1039/c9sc02832c

2018

Computationally-inspired discovery of an unsymmetrical porous organic cage (Journal article)

Berardo, E., Greenaway, R. L., Turcani, L., Alston, B. M., Bennison, M. J., Miklitz, M., . . . Jelfs, K. E. (2018). Computationally-inspired discovery of an unsymmetrical porous organic cage. NANOSCALE, 10(47), 22381-22388. doi:10.1039/c8nr06868b

DOI: 10.1039/c8nr06868b

Functionalised microscale nanoband edge electrode (MNEE) arrays: the systematic quantitative study of hydrogels grown on nanoelectrode biosensor arrays for enhanced sensing in biological media (Journal article)

Piper, A., Alston, B. M., Adams, D. J., & Mount, A. R. (2018). Functionalised microscale nanoband edge electrode (MNEE) arrays: the systematic quantitative study of hydrogels grown on nanoelectrode biosensor arrays for enhanced sensing in biological media. FARADAY DISCUSSIONS, 210, 201-217. doi:10.1039/c8fd00063h

DOI: 10.1039/c8fd00063h

High-throughput discovery of organic cages and catenanes using computational screening fused with robotic synthesis (Journal article)

Greenaway, R. L., Santolini, V., Bennison, M. J., Alston, B. A., Pugh, C. J., Little, M. A., . . . Cooper, A. I. (2018). High-throughput discovery of organic cages and catenanes using computational screening fused with robotic synthesis. Nature Communications, 9. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-05271-9

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05271-9

Maximising the hydrogen evolution activity in organic photocatalysts by co-polymerisation (Journal article)

Sprick, R. S., Aitchison, C. M., Berardo, E., Turcani, L., Wilbraham, L., Alston, B. M., . . . Cooper, A. I. (2018). Maximising the hydrogen evolution activity in organic photocatalysts by co-polymerisation. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 6(25), 11994-12003. doi:10.1039/c8ta04186e

DOI: 10.1039/c8ta04186e

2017

Computationally-Guided Synthetic Control over Pore Size in Isostructural Porous Organic Cages (Journal article)

Slater, A. G., Reiss, P. S., Pulido, A., Little, M. A., Holden, D. L., Chen, L., . . . Cooper, A. I. (2017). Computationally-Guided Synthetic Control over Pore Size in Isostructural Porous Organic Cages. ACS CENTRAL SCIENCE, 3(7), 734-742. doi:10.1021/acscentsci.7b00145

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00145

2016

Porosity-engineered carbons for supercapacitive energy storage using conjugated microporous polymer precursors (Journal article)

Lee, J. -S. M., Wu, T. -H., Alston, B. M., Briggs, M. E., Hasell, T., & Cooper, A. I. (2016). Porosity-engineered carbons for supercapacitive energy storage using conjugated microporous polymer precursors. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4(20), 7665-7673. doi:10.1039/c6ta02319c

DOI: 10.1039/c6ta02319c

2015

Polymerization of low molecular weight hydrogelators to form electrochromic polymers (Journal article)

Kubiak, P. S., Awhida, S., Hotchen, C., Deng, W., Alston, B., McDonald, T. O., . . . Cameron, P. J. (2015). Polymerization of low molecular weight hydrogelators to form electrochromic polymers. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 51(52), 10427-10430. doi:10.1039/c5cc03053f

DOI: 10.1039/c5cc03053f

Novel Lipophilic Probe for Detecting Near-Membrane Reactive Oxygen Species Responses and Its Application for Studies of Pancreatic Acinar Cells: Effects of Pyocyanin and L-Ornithine (Journal article)

Chvanov, M., Huang, W., Jin, T., Wen, L., Armstrong, J., Elliot, V., . . . Tepikin, A. (2015). Novel Lipophilic Probe for Detecting Near-Membrane Reactive Oxygen Species Responses and Its Application for Studies of Pancreatic Acinar Cells: Effects of Pyocyanin and L-Ornithine. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 22(6), 451-464. doi:10.1089/ars.2013.5589

DOI: 10.1089/ars.2013.5589

2014

Electrochemically-triggered spatially and temporally resolved multi-component gels (Journal article)

Raeburn, J., Alston, B., Kroeger, J., McDonald, T. O., Howse, J. R., Cameron, P. J., & Adams, D. J. (2014). Electrochemically-triggered spatially and temporally resolved multi-component gels. Materials Horizons, 1(2), 241-246. doi:10.1039/c3mh00150d

DOI: 10.1039/c3mh00150d