PhD and Postdoc Publications

39. Hayward, D.W.; Whittell, G.R.; Gilroy, J.B.; Manners, I., Richardson, R.M.* An Investigation into the Hexagonal Phases Formed in High-Concentration Dispersions of Well-Defined Cylindrical Block Copolymer Micelles. Liq. Cryst. 2016,43, 1148-1159. link
38. Hayward, D.W.; Gilroy, J.B.; Rupar, P.A.; Chabanne, L.; Pizzey, C.; Winnik, M.A.; Whittell, G.R.*; Manners, I., Richardson, R.M.* Liquid Crystalline Phase Behavior of Well-Defined Cylindrical Block Copolymer Micelles using Synchrotron Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 1579-1591. link
37. Russell, A.D.; Gilroy, J.B.; Lam, K.; Haddow, M.F.; Harvey, J.N.*;, Geiger, W.E.*; Manners, I.* Influence of Cyclopentadienyl Ring-Tilt on Electron Transfer Reactions: Redox-Induced Reactivity of Strained [2] and [3]Ruthenocenophanes. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 16216-16227. link
36. Russell, A.D.; Gilroy, J.B.; Manners, I.* Comparative Studies of Thermally-Induced Homolytic Carbon-Carbon Bond Cleavage Reactions of Strained Dicarba[2]ferrocenophanes and their Ring-Opened Oligomers and Polymers. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 4077-4085. link

35. Qiu, H.; Gilroy, J.B.; Manners, I.* DNA-induced chirality in water-soluble poly(cobaltoceniumethylene). Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 42-44. link


34. Gwyther, J.; Gilroy, J.B.; Rupar, P.A.; Lunn, D.J.; Kynaston, E.; Patra, S.K.; Whittell, G.R.; Winnik, M.A.*; Manners, I.*  Length Control of Fiber-like Micelles with a p-Conjugated Core: Crystallization-Driven Solution Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-b-poly(vinylpyridine) (P3HT-b-P2VP) Copolymers. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 9186-9187. link


33. Whittell, G.R.; Gilroy, J.B.; Manners, I.; Richardson, R.M.* The Solution Phase Characterization of Poly(ferrocenylsilane)s by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering..J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 4011-4020. link




32. Gilroy, J.B.; Russell, A.D.; Stonor, A.J.; Chabanne, L.; Baljak, S.; Haddow, M.F.; Manners, I.* An iron-cyclopentadienyl bond cleavage mechanism for the thermal ring-opening polymerization of dicarba[2]ferrocenophanes. Chem. Sci. 2012, 3830-841. link


31. Bagh, B.; Breit, N.C.; Gilroy, J.B.; Schatte, G.; Müller, J.* Ferrocenophanes with Gallium and Silicon as Alternating Bridges. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 7823-7825. link


30.Russell, A.D.; Gilroy, J.B.; Lam, K.; Harvey, J.N.*; Geiger, W.E.*; Manners, I.* Metal-Metal Bond Formation Between [n]Metallocenophanes: Synthesis and Characterization of a Dicarba[2]ruthenocenophanium Dimer. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 8000-8003. link


29. Bagh, B.; Breit, N.C.; Dey, S.; Gilroy, J.B.; Schatte, G.; Harms, K.; Müller, J.* Cyclic and Linear Polyferrocenes with Silicon and Tin as Alternating Bridges. Chem. Eur. J. 201218, 9722-9733.. link


28. Gilroy, J.B.; Lunn, D.J.; Patra, S.K.; Whittell, G.R.; Winnik, M.A.*; Manners, I.* Fiber-like Micelles via the Crystallization-Driven Solution Self-Assembly of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(methylmethacrylate) Copolymers. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 5806-5815. link


27. Presa Soto, A.; Chabanne, L.; Zhou, J.; Gilroy, J.B.; Manners, I.* Functionalization of Poly(ferrocenyldimethylsilane) via Lithiation of the Cyclopentadienyl Rings. Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2012, 33,




26. Gilroy, J.B.; Rupar, P.A.; Whittell, G.R.; Chabanne, L.; Terrill, N.J.; Winnik, M.A.*; Manners, I.*; Richardson, R.M.*  The Structure of the Crystalline Core of Field-Aligned, Monodisperse Cylindrical Micelles Using Synchrotron Scattering Techniques.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 17056-17062. link


25. Mohd Yusoff, S.F.; Gilroy, J.B.; Cambridge, G.; Winnik, M.A.*; Manners, I.* End-to-End Coupling and Network Formation Behavior of Cylindrical Block Copolymer Micelles with a Crystalline Polyferrocenylsilane Core.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11220-11230. link


24. Gilroy, J.B.; Patra, S.K.; Mitchels, J.M.; Winnik, M.A.*; Manners, I.* Main-Chain Heterobimetallic Block Copolymers:  Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Polyferrocenylsilane- b-Poly(cobaltoceniumethylene). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  2011, 50, 5851-5855. link *Selected as a very important paper (VIP).


23. McKinnon, S.D.J.; Gilroy, J.B.; McDonald, R.; Patrick, B.O.; Hicks, R.G.* Magnetostructural studies of palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes of verdazyl radicals. J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 1523-1530. link  


22. Anderson, K.J.; Gilroy, J.B.; Patrick, B.O.; McDonald, R.; Ferguson, M.J.; Hicks, R.G.* Redox properties of zinc complexes of verdazyl radicals and diradicals.Inorg. Chim. Acta 2011, 374, 480-488.  link *Invited contribution to special issue honouring Wolfgang Kaim.




21. Gilroy, J.B.; Gädt, T.; Whittell, G.R.; Chabanne, L.; Mitchels, J.M.; Richardson, R.M.*; Winnik, M.A.*; Manners, I.* Monodisperse Cylindrical Micelles by Living Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly. Nature Chem. 2010, 2, 566-570. link *For a highlight of this work see: Crystallite Seeds Shape Up Micelles, Chem. Eng. News 2010,38, August 30, pages 24-25.


20. Herbert, D.E.; Gilroy, J.B.; Staubitz, A.; Haddow, M.F.; Harvey, J.N.*; Manners, I.* Strain-Induced Cleavage of Carbon-Carbon Bonds: Bridge Rupture Reactions of Group 8 Dicarba[2]metallocenophanes.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 1988-1998. link


19. Bagh, B.; Gilroy, J.B.; Staubitz, A.; Müller, J.* Ring-Opening Polymerization of a Galla[1]ferrocenophane: A Gallium-Bridged Polyferrocene with Observable Tacticity. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 1794-1795. link


18. Presa Soto, A.; Gilroy, J.B.; Winnik, M.A.*; Manners, I.* Oval-Shaped Micelles from Crystalline-Coil Block Copolymers via Crystallization-Driven Living Self-Assembly. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 8220-8223. link




17. Herbert, D.E.; Gilroy, J.B.; Chan, W.Y.; Chabanne, L.; Staubitz, A.; Lough, A.J.; Manners, I.* Redox-Active Metallomacrocycles and Cyclic Metallopolymers: Photocontrolled Ring-Opening Oligomerization and Polymerization of Silicon-Bridged [1]Ferrocenophanes Using Substitutionally-Labile Lewis Bases as Initiators. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14958-14968. link


16.   Mayer, U.F.J.; Gilroy, J.B.; O’Hare, D.; Manners, I.* Ring-Opening Polymerization (ROP) of 19-Electron [2]Cobaltocenophanes:  A Route to High Molecular Weight, Water-Soluble Polycobaltoceniums.J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 10382-10383. link


15. Herbert, D.E.; Mayer, U.F.J.; Gilroy, J.B.; López-Gómez, M.; Lough, A.J.; Charmant, J.P.H.; Manners, I.* Photocontrolled Ring-opening Polymerization of Dicarba-[2]Ferrocenophanes: A Route to Well-Defined Polyferrocenylethylene Homopolymers and Block Copolymers. Chem. Eur. J. 2009, 15, 12234-12246. link


14.  Hong, S.; Hill, L.M.R.; Gupta, A.K.; Naab, B.D.; Gilroy, J.B.; Hicks, R.G.*, Cramer, C.J.*, Tolman, W.B.* Effects of electron deficient b-diketiminate and formazan supporting ligands on copper(I)-mediated dioxygen activation. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 4514-4523. link


13.  Gilroy, J.B.; Lemaire, M.T.; Patrick, B.O.; Hicks, R.G.* Structure and magnetism of a verdazyl radical clathrate hydrate.  Strong intermolecular magnetic interactions derived from p-stacking within ice-like channels. CrystEngComm 2009, 11, 2180-2184. link


12. Berry, D.E.; Hicks, R.G.; Gilroy, J.B.* The chemistry of formazan dyes. Synthesis and characterization of a stable verdazyl radical and a related boron-containing heterocycle. J. Chem. Educ. 2009, 86, 76-79. link




11. Gilroy, J.B.; McDonald, R.; Ferguson, M.J.; Patrick, B.O.; Hicks, R.G.* Transition metal complexes of 3-cyano and 3-nitroformazans.  Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 1287-1294. link


10.Gilroy, J.B.; Otieno, P.O.; Ferguson, M.J.; McDonald, R.; Hicks, R.G.* Synthesis and characterization of 3-cyano and 3-nitroformazans. Nitrogen-rich analogues of ß-diketiminate ligands.  Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 1279-1286. link


9.  Caldwell, S.L.; Gilroy, J.B.; Jain, R.; Crawford, E.; Patrick, B.O.; Hicks, R.G.* Synthesis and redox properties of a phosphine substituted para-dioxolene and its bimetallic palladium complex.  Can. J. Chem. 2008, 86, 976-981. link


8.  Gilroy, J.B.; Ferguson, M.J.; McDonald, R.; Hicks, R.G.* Synthesis and characterization of palladium complexes of 3-nitroformazans.  Inorg. Chim. Acta 2008, 361, 3388-3393. link *Invited contribution to special issue honouring Dante Gatteschi.




7.  Jain, R.; Kabir, K.; Gilroy, J.B.; Mitchell, K.A.R.; Wong, K.; Hicks, R.G.* High temperature metal-organic magnets. Nature 2007, 445, 291-294. link


6. Mahalingam, V.; Tan, M.; Munusamy, P.; Gilroy, J.B.; van Veggel, F.C.J.M.*; Raudsepp, M. Bright Blue Photo- and Electro-luminescence from Eu2+-doped GaN/SiO2 NanomaterialComposites. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2007, 17, 3463-3469. link


5.  Gilroy, J.B.; McDonald, R.; Ferguson, M.J.; Patrick, B.O.; Hicks, R.G.* Formazans as Beta-diketiminate analogues. Structural characterization of boratatetrazines and their reduction to borataverdazyl radical anions. Chem. Commun. 2007, 2, 126-128. link


4. Gilroy, J.B.; McKinnon, S.D.J.; Koivisto, B.D.; Hicks, R.G.* Electrochemical studies of verdazyl radicals.  Org. Lett. 2007, 9, 4837-4840. link


3. Gilroy, J.B.; McKinnon, S.D.J.; Kennepohl, P.; Zsombor, M.S.; Ferguson, M.J.;  Thompson, L.K.; Hicks, R.G.* Probing electronic communication in stable benzene-bridgedverdazyl diradicals. J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 8062-8069. link


2. Chahma, M.; Gilroy, J.B.; Hicks, R.G.* Linear and branched electroactive polymers based on ethylenedioxythiophene-triarylamine conjugates. J. Mater. Chem. 2007, 17, 4768-4771. link 




1.  Gilroy, J.B.; Koivisto, B.D.; McDonald, R.; Ferguson, M.J.; Hicks, R.G.* Magnetostructural studies of copper(II)–verdazyl radical complexes.J. Mater. Chem. 2006, 16, 2618-2624. link