Dr. Stephen J. Loeb
Chemistry & Biochemistry



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Publications 2001 - present
101. M. G. Fisher, P. A. Gale, M. E. Light, S. J. Loeb, "Metal-organic anion receptors: trans-functionalised platinum complexes" Chem. Commun. 2008, DOI:10.1039/B816002C.

100. M. A. Bolla, J. Tiburcio, S. J. Loeb, “Characterization of a slippage stopper for the 1,2-bis(pyridinium)ethane–[24]crown-8 ether [2]pseudorotaxane motif” Tetrahedron,2008, 64, 8423-8428. (Special issue dedicated to Fraser Stoddart's Tetrahrdron Prize)

99. S. Sharma, G. J. E. Davidson, S. J. Loeb, “Controlling the ON/OFF threading of a terpyridine containing [2]pseudorotaxane ligand via changes in coordination geometry” Chem. Commun. 2008, 582-584.

98. D. J. Hoffart, J. Tiburcio, A. de la Torre, L. K. Knight, S. J. Loeb, “Anionic Wheels for Cationic Axles. Cooperative Ion-Ion Interactions for the Formation of Interpenetrated Molecules” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47,97-101.

97. S. J. Loeb, D. A. Beauchamp, “Building Coordination Polymers with 2,2’-Bipyrimidine. An Infinite Ag(I) Ladder and a Co(II)-Ag(I) Network” Dalton Trans. 2007, 4760-4762.

96. S. J. Vella, J. Tiburcio, S. J. Loeb, “Optically sensed molecular shuttles driven by acid-base chemistry” Chem. Commun. 2007, 4752-4754.

95. S. J. Loeb “Rotaxanes as Ligands: From Molecules to Materials” In Organic Nanostructures Wiley Science, 2007, Ed. J. W. Steed, J. L. Atwood, pp. 33-59.

94. D. J. Hoffart, N. C. Habermehl, S. J. Loeb, “4,4’-Bipyridine-N-monoxide. A hybrid ligand for building networks with a combination of metal-ligand and hydrogen-bonding interactions” Dalton Trans.2007, 2870-2875.

93. S. J. Loeb “Rotaxanes as Ligands: From Molecules to Materials” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2007, 36, 226-235. (Special Issue dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of Supramolecular Chemistry).

92. D. J. Hoffart, S. J. Loeb, “The Missing Link: a 2D Metal-Organic Rotaxane Framework (MORF) with One Rotaxane Linker and One Naked Linker” Supramol. Chem., 2007, 19, 89-93.

91. P. A. Gale, S. J. Loeb, I. El Drubi Vega, “Metal-Organic Hydrogen Bond Donor Receptors for Anions” In the Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry, 2006,. Ed. J. L. Atwood, J. Steed.

90. S. J. Vella, J. Tiburcio, J. W. Gauld, S. J. Loeb, “Push-Pull Pseudorotaxanes. Electronic Control of Pseudorotaxane Formation by Switching ON/OFF an Intramolecular Charge Transfer” Org. Lett. 2006, 3421-3424.

89. S. J. Loeb, J. Tiburcio, S. J. Vella, “A mechanical “flip switch”. Interconversion between co-conformations of a [2]rotaxane with a single recognition site” Chem. Commun. 2006, 1598-1600.

88. G. J. E. Davidson, S. J. Loeb, P. Passaniti, S. Silva, A. Credi, “Wire-type Ruthenium(II) Complexes with Terpyridine Containing [2]Rotaxanes as Ligands. Synthesis, Characterization and Photophysical Properties” Chem. Eur. J., 2006, 12, 3233-3242.

87. R. Cervantes, S. Castillejos, S. J. Loeb, L. Ortiz-Frade, J. Tiburcio, H. Torrens, “Palladium(II) Compounds with Fluorinated Pincer-Type (SCS) Ligands]” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 1076-1083.

86. S. J. Loeb, J. Tiburcio J. A. Wisner, “A Versatile Template for the Formation of [2]Pseudorotaxanes. 1,2-Bis(pyridinium)ethane Axles and 24-Crown-8 Ether Wheels” Org. Biomol. Chem., 2006, 4, 667-680.

85. D. A. Beauchamp, S. J. Loeb, “Silver(I) Complexes of 2,2’,6’,4’’-Terpyridine. The Formation of Discrete Dimers versus Helical Polymers is Anion Dependent” Supramol. Chem., 2005, 17, 617-622.

84. S. J. Loeb, J. Tiburcio, S. J. Vella, “[2]Pseudorotaxane Formation from N-Benzylanilinium Axles and 24-Crown-8 Ether Wheels” Org. Lett. 2005, 4923-4926.

83. I. El Drubi Vega, P. A. Gale, M. E. Light, S. J. Loeb, “NH vs. CH hydrogen bond formation in metal-organic anion receptors containing pyrrolylpyridine ligands” Chem. Commun. 2005, 4913-4915.

82. S. J. Loeb, D. A. Tramontozzi, “Branched [n]rotaxanes (n = 2-4) from multiple dibenzo-24-crown-8 ether wheels and 1,2-bis(4,4’-dipyridinium)ethane axles” Org. Biomol. Chem., 2005, 3, 1393-1401.

81. S. J. Loeb, “Metal Organic Rotaxane Frameworks” Chem. Commun. 2005, 1511-1518.

80. D. J. Hoffart, S. J. Loeb, “Metal Organic Rotaxane Frameworks. Three Dimensional Polyrotaxanes form Lanthanide Ion Nodes, Pyridinium-N-Oxide Axles and Crown Ether Wheels” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2005, 44, 901-904.

79. N. Georges, S. J. Loeb, J. Tiburcio, J. A. Wisner, “[2]Rotaxanes containing pyridinium-phosphonium axles and 24-membered crown ethers” Org. Biomol. Chem., 2004, 2, 2751-2756.

78. C. R. Bondy, P. A. Gale, S. J. Loeb “Metal Organic Analogs of Calix[4]arene Based Anion Receptors. Arranging Urea Hydrogen-Bond Acceptors to Selectively Bind Chloride and Sulfate Ions” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 5030-5031.

77. A. L. Hubbard, G. J. E. Davidson, R. H. Patel, J. A. Wisner, S. J. Loeb, “Host-guest interactions template: the synthesis of a [3]catenane” ChemCommun. 2004, 138-139.

76. D. A. Beauchamp, S. J. Loeb “Second-sphere Coordination” In the Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry, 2004, Ed. J. L. Atwood, J. Steed.

75. C. R. Bondy, P. A. Gale, S. J. Loeb "Amido Complexes of Platinum(II) as Receptors for the Nitrate Ion" J. Supramol. Chem. 2003, 63-69. (An invited contribution to a special issue honouring Jerry L. Atwood on the occasion of his 60th birthday.)

74. G. J. E. Davidson, S. J. Loeb, “Channels and Cavities Lined with Interlocked Components. Metal-Based Polyrotaxanes Utilizing Pyridinium Axles and Crown Ether Wheels as Ligands." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2003, 42, 74-77.

73. C. R. Bondy, S. J. Loeb “Amide Based Receptors for Anions” Coord. Chem. Rev. 2003, 240, 77-99.

72. G. J. E. Davidson, S. J. Loeb, “Iron(II) complexes utilising terpyridine containing [2]rotaxanes as ligands” Dalton. Trans. 2003, 4319-4323.

71. D. A. Beauchamp, S. J. Loeb “Molecular squares, rectangles and helical infinite chains utilising the “corner” ligand 4-(2-pyridyl)-pyrimidine” Chem. Commun. 2002, 2484-2485.

70. D. A. Beauchamp, S. J. Loeb “Hydrogen-bonded Networks via Second-sphere Coordination. Chem. Eur. J. 2002, 8, 5084-5088.

69. J. Tiburcio, W. D. Jones, S. J. Loeb, H. Torren “Conformational Behavior and Coordination Chemistry of 2,11-Dithia[3.3]-ortho-cyclophane with Platinum Group Metals” Inorg. Chem. 2002, 41, 3779-3785.

68. G. J. E. Davidson, S. J. Loeb, J. Tiburcio, “Pseudo-polyrotaxanes based on a protonated version of the 1,2-bis(4,4’-pyridinium)ethane/24-crown-8 ether motif" Chem. Commun. 2002, 1282-1283.

67. G. J. E. Davidson, N. A. Parekh, S. J. Loeb, J. A. Wisner "Zwitterionic [2]rotaxanes; anionic transition metal stoppers for a dicationic axle" Dalton. Trans. 2001, 3135-3136.

66. C. R. Bondy, P. A. Gale, S. J. Loeb "Platinum(II) nicotinamide complexes as anion receptors" Chem. Commun. 2001, 729.