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Recent Publications
(A full list of publications since 1979 can be found here.)


Designing magnesium-selective ligands using coordination chemistry principlesCoord. Chem. Rev., 2021, in press, (with E. R. H. Walter, C. Hogg and J. A. G. Williams).


Synthesis and Evaluation of Europium Complexes that Switch On Luminescence in Lysosomes of Living CellsChem. Eur. J., 2020, in press, (with M. Starck, J. D. Fradgley, R. Pal, J. M. Zwier and L. Lamarque).

How the Ligand Field in Lanthanide Coordination Complexes Determines Magnetic Susceptibility Anisotropy, Paramagnetic NMR Shift and RelaxationAcc. Chem. Res., 2020, 53, 1520-1534, (with E.Suturina, I. Kuprov and N. F. Chilton).

Rapid Time-Resolved Circular Polarization Luminescence (CPL) Emission Spectroscopy of Europium ComplexesNature Communications, 2020, 11, 1676-1685, (with L. E. MacKenzie, L.-O. Pålsson, A. Beeby and R. Pal).

Targeted Luminescent Europium Peptide Conjugates: Comparative Analysis Using Maleimide and para-Nitropyridyl Linkages for Organelle StainingBioconjugate Chem., 2020, 31, 229-240, (with M. Starck, J. D. Fradgley, S. Di Vita, J. A. Mosely and R. Pal).


Excitation modulation of Eu:BPEPC based complexes as low-energy reference standards for circularly polarised luminescence (CPL)Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 14115-14118, (with M. Starck, L. E. MacKenzie, A. S. Batsanov and R. Pal).

Unravelling the Complexities of Pseudocontact Shift Analysis in Lanthanide Coordination Complexes of Differing SymmetryAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 10290-10294, (with A. C. Harnden, E. A. Suturina, A. S. Batsanov, M. A. Fox, K. Mason, M. Vonci, E. J. L. McInnes and N. F. Chilton).

Periodic Trends and Hidden Dynamics of Magnetic Properties in Three Series of Triazacyclononane Lanthanide ComplexesDalton Trans., 2019, 48, 8400-8409, (with E. A. Suturina, K. Mason, M. Botta, F. Carniato, I. Kuprov, N. A. Chilton, E. L. J. McInnes and M. Vonci).

Sensitivity of Magnetic Anisotropy in the Solid State for Lanthanide Complexes with Small Crystal Field SplittingInorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 5733-5745, (with M. Vonci, K. Mason, E. R. Neil, D. S. Yufit, E. J. L. McInnes and N. F. Chilton).

Paramagnetic Lanthanide NMR Probes Signalling Changes in Zinc Concentration by Emission and Chemical Shift: A Proof of Concept StudyChem. Eur. J., 2019, 25, 6212-6225, (with A. C. Harnden and A. S. Batsanov).

A near-IR luminescent ratiometric ytterbium pH probeDalton Trans., 2019, 48, 4471-4473, (with S. Shuvaev).

A Gadolinium Spin Label with Both a Narrow Central Transition and Short tether for Use in Double electron Electron resonance Distance MeasurementsInorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 3015-3025, (with A. Shah, A. Roux, M. Starck, J. A. Mosely, M. Stevens, D. G. Norman, R. I. Hunter, H. E. Mkami, G. M. Smith and J. E. Lovett).

Employing paramagnetic shift for responsive MRI probesCoord. Chem. Rev., 2019, 383, 30-42, (with A. C. Harnden and N. J. Rogers).


Selective Signalling of Glyphosate in Water Using Europium LuminescenceDalton Trans., 2018, 47, 16145-16154, (with L. B. Jennings, S. Shuvaev, M. A. Fox and R. Pal).

Aggregation of Rare Earth Coordination Complexes in Solution Studied by Paramagnetic and DOSY NMRChem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 16170-16175, (with A. W. J. Poh, K. Mason, J. A. Aguilar and A. M. Kenwright).

Single-Nanoparticle Cell Barcoding by Tunable FRET from Lanthanides to Quantum DotsAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 13686-13690, (with Chi Chen, Lijiao Ao, Yu-Tang Wu, V. Cifliku, M. Cardoso Dos Santos, E. Bourrier, M. Delbianco, J. Zwier, Liang Huang and N. Hildebrandt).

Exquisite sensitivity of the ligand field to solvation and donor polarisability in coordinatively saturated lanthanide complexesChem. Commun, 2018, 54, 8486-8489, (with K. Mason, A.C. Harnden, C.W. Patrick, A.W.J. Poh, A.S. Batsanov, E.A. Suturina, M. Vonci, E.J.L. McInnes and N.F. Chilton).

Lanthanide-induced relaxation anisotropyPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 17676-17686, (with E.A. Suturina, K. Mason, C.F.G.C. Geraldes, N.F. Chilton and I. Kuprov).

Monitoring the ADP/ATP ratio via induced circularly-polarised europium luminescenceAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 7488-7492, (with S. Shuvaev and M. Fox).

APTRA-based luminescent lanthanide complexes displaying enhanced selectivity for Mg2+Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 7724-7733, (with E.R.H Walter and J.A.G. Williams).

Tuning Mg2+ selectivity: comparative analysis of the photophysical properties of four fluorescent probes with an alkynyl-naphthalene fluorophoreChem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 6432-6441, (with E.R.H Walter and J.A.G. Williams).

Chiral probes for α1-AGP reporting by species-specific induced circularly polarised luminescenceChem. Sci., 2018, 9, 2996-3003, (with S. Shuvaev, K. Mason and E.A. Suturina).

Enhanced selectivity for Mg2+ with a phosphinate-based chelate: APDAP versus APTRADalton Trans., 2018, 47, 1879-1887, (with E.R.H Walter, M.A. Fox, J.A.G. Williams).

Enantioselective cellular localisation of europium(III) coordination complexesChem. Sci., 2018, 9, 1042-1049, (with A.T. Frawley, H.V. Linford, M. Starck and R. Pal ).


Solvent polarity and oxygen sensitivity, rather than viscosity, determine lifetimes of biaryl-sensitised terbium luminescenceChem. Commun., 2017, 53, 13344-13347, (with E.R.H Walter, J.A.G. Williams).

Rationalisation of anomalous pseudo-contact shifts and their solvent dependence in a series of C3-symmetric lanthanide complexesJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 14166-14172 (with M. Vonci, K. Mason, E.A. Suturina, A.T. Frawley, S.G. Worswick, I. Kuprov, E.J.L. McInnes and N.F. Chilton).

Beyond Bleaney’s Theory: Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Periodic Trends in Lanthanide Induced Chemical ShiftAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 12215-12218 (with E.A. Suturina, K. Mason, C.F.G.C. Geraldes, I. Kuprov).

Selectively switching on europium emission in drug site one of human serum albuminChem. Commun., 2017, 53, 6724-6727 (with S. Shuvaev and R. Pal).

Equilibrium, kinetic and structural properties of gallium(III) and some divalent metal complexes formed with the new DATAm and DATA5m ligandsChem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 10358-10371 (with E. Farkas, J. Nagel, B.P. Waldron, I. Tóth, E. Brücher, F. Rösch and Z. Baranyai).

Responsive, Water Soluble Europium(III) Luminescence ProbesChem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 9974-9988 (with S. Shuvaev and M. Starck).

Simultaneous triple imaging with two PARASHIFT probes: encoding anatomical, pH and temperature information using magnetic resonance shift imagingChem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 7976-7989 (with K.N.A. Finney, A.C. Harnden, N.J. Rogers, P.K. Senanayake, A.M. Blamire and D. O’Hogain).

PARASHIFT Probes: Solution NMR and X-ray structural studies of macrocylic ytterbium and yttrium complexesInorg. Chem., 2017, 56, 4028-4038 (with K. Mason, N.J. Rogers, E.A. Suturina, I.Kuprov, J.A. Aguilar, A.S. Batsanov and D.S. Yufit).

A new paramagnetically shifted imaging probe for MRIMagn. Reson. Med., 2017, 77, 1307-1317 (with P.K. Senanayake, N.J. Rogers, K.N.A. Finney, P. Harvey, A.M. Funk, J.I. Wilson, D. O’Hogain, R. Maxwell and A.M. Blamire).

Induced europium circularly polarized luminescence monitors reversible drug binding to native alpha-1-acid glycoproteinChemMedChem, 2017, 12, 271-277 (with L. Jennings, R.S. Waters and R. Pal).

Selective signalling of sialic acid in solution by circularly polarised luminescence spectroscopy using a dynamically racemic europium(III) complexRSC Adv., 2017, 7, 4531-4540 (with E.R. Neil).


Lactate and Citrate Probes, R. Pal and D. Parker, US Patent, US 9448225, granted 20/10/2016; European Patent, EP 2391610 A0, granted 26/10/16.

Responsive Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes, J. Yu, R. Pal and D. Parker, European Patent, EP 1885817, granted 11/05/2016.

‘Rare Earth Coordination Chemistry in Action: Exploring the Optical and Magnetic Properties of the Lanthanides in Bioscience While Challenging Current Theories’, in Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, volume 50, Amsterdam: Elsevier 2016, pp. 269-299, edited by Jean-Claude G. Bünzli and Vitalij K. Pecharsky, ISBN: 978-0-444-63851-9.

Very bright, enantiopure europium(III) complexes allow time-gated chiral contrast imagingChem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13349-13352 (with A.T. Frawley and R. Pal).

Induced europium CPL for the selective signalling of phosphorylated amino-acids and O-phosphorylated hexapeptidesDalton Trans., 2016, 45, 8355-8366 (with E.R. Neil, M.A. Fox and R. Pal).

DATATOC: a novel conjugate for kit-type 68Ga labelling of TOC at ambient temperatureEJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry, 2016, 1, 1-12 (with J. Seemann, B. Waldron and F. Roesch).

Electromagnetic susceptibility anisotropy and its importance for paramagnetic NMR and optical spectroscopy in lanthanide coordination chemistryDalton Trans., 2016, 45, 6782-6800 (with O.A. Blackburn, R.M. Edkins, S. Faulkner, A.M. Kenwright, N.J. Rogers and S. Shuvaev).

Another challenge to paramagnetic relaxation theory: a study of paramagnetic proton NMR relaxation in closely related series of pyridine-derivatised dysprosium complexesPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 4370-4375 (with N.J. Rogers, K.N.A. Finney and P.K. Senanayake).

Structural Control of Cell Permeability with Highly Emissive Europium(III) Complexes Permits Different Microscopy ApplicationsChem. Eur. J., 2016, 22, 570-580 (with M. Starck and R. Pal).


Wavelength-dependent optoacoustic imaging probes for NMDA receptor visualisationChem. Commun., 2015, 51, 15149-15152 (with N. Sim, S. Gottschalk, R. Pal, M. Delbianco, O. Degtyaruk, D. Razansky, G.G. Westmeyer, V. Ntziachristos and A. Mishra).

Chiral probe development for circularly polarised luminescence: comparative study of structural factors determining the degree of induced CPL with four heptacoordinate europium(III) complexesDalton Trans., 2015, 44, 14937-14951 (with E.R. Neil, M.A. Fox, R. Pal, L.-O. Palsson and B.A. O’Sullivan).

Challenging lanthanide relaxation theory: erbium and thulium complexes that show NMR relaxation rates faster than dysprosium and terbium analoguesPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 16507-16511 (with A.M. Funk, P. Harvey, K.N.A. Finney, M.A. Fox, A.M. Kenwright, N.J. Rogers and P.K. Senanayake).

Approaching ‘Kit-Type’ Labelling with 68Ga: The DATA ChelatorsChemMedChem, 2015, 10, 1019-1026 (with J. Seemann, B.P. Waldron and F. Roesch).

Critical design features for the targeted molecular imaging of cell surface receptorsChem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 2122-2134 (with N. Sim).

Critical analysis of the limitations of Bleaney’s theory of magnetic anisotropy in paramagnetic lanthanide coordination complexesChem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1655-1662 (with A.M. Funk, K.N.A. Finney, P. Harvey, A.M. Kenwright, E.R. Neil, N.J. Rogers and P.K. Senanayake).

Optimizing the high-field relaxivity by self-assembling of macrocyclic Gd(III) complexesDalton Trans., 2015, 44, 4910-4917 (with D. Lawson, A. Barge, E. Terreno, S. Aime and M. Botta).

EuroTracker® dyes: design, synthesis, structure and photophysical properties of very bright europium complexes and their use in bioassays and cellular optical imaging Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 4791-4803 (with S.J. Butler, M. Delbianco, L. Lamarque, B.K. McMahon, E.R. 11:14 09/01/2019Neil, R. Pal, J.W. Walton and J.M. Zwier).


Magnetic resonance and optical imaging probes for NMDA receptors on the cell surface of neurons: synthesis and evaluation in celluloOrg. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 9389-9404 (with N. Sim, R. Pal, J. Engelmann, A. Mishra and S. Gottschalk).

Selective ion pair recognition of citrate and zinc ions in water by ratiometric luminescence signalingRSC Adv., 2014, 4, 37649-37654 (with B. K. McMahon).

Synthesis of meta and para-substituted aromatic sulfonate derivatives of polydentate phenylazaphosphinate ligands: enhancement of the water solubility of emissive europium (III) EuroTracker® dyes Org. Biomol. Chem., 2014, 12, 8061-8071 (with M. Delbianco and L. Lamarque).

Bright, Highly Water-Soluble Triazacyclononane Europium Complexes to Detect Ligand Binding with Time-Resolved FRET MicroscopyAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 10718-10722 (with M. Delbianco, V. Sadovnikova, E. Bourrier, G. Mathis, L. Lamarque and J.M. Zwier).

Comparative Analysis of Conjugated Alkynyl Chromophore–Triazacyclononane Ligands for Sensitized Emission of Europium and TerbiumChem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 8636-8646 (with M Soulié, F. Latzko, E. Bourrier, V. Placide, S.J. Butler, R. Pal, J.W. Walton, P.L. Baldeck, B. Le Guennic, C. Andraud, J.M. Zwier, L. Lamarque and O. Maury).

Induced circularly polarized luminescence arising from anion or protein binding to racemic emissive lanthanide complexesMethods Appl. Fluoresc., 2014, 2, 024007 (with R. Carr, R.S. Puckrin, B.K. McMahon, R. Pal and L.O. Palsson).

Utility of tris(4-bromopyridyl) europium complexes as versatile intermediates in the divergent synthesis of emissive chiral probesDalton Trans., 2014, 43, 5721-5730 (with S.J. Butler, M. Delbianco, N.H. Evans, A.T. Frawley, R. Pal, R.S. Puckrin and D.S. Yufit).

Synthesis, stereocontrol and structural studies of highly luminescent chiral tris-amidepyridyl-triazacyclononane lanthanide complexesDalton Trans., 2014, 43, 5490-5504 (with E.R. Neil, A.M. Funk and D.S. Yufit).

Emissive europium complexes that stain the cell walls of healthy plant cells, pollen tubes and rootsRSC Adv., 2014, 4, 9356-9366 (with A.J. Palmer, S.H. Ford, S.J. Butler, T.J. Hawkins, P.J. Hussey, R. Pal and J.W. Walton).

EuroTracker dyes: highly emissive europium complexes as alternative organelle stains for live cell imagingChem. Sci., 2014, 5, 1750-1756 (with S.J. Butler, L. Lamarque and R.Pal).

Microscopic Visualization of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors on the Surface of Living Cells Using Bifunctional Magnetic Resonance Imaging ProbesACS Chem. Neurosci., 2014, 5 (2), 128-137 (with A. Mishra, R. Mishra S. Gottschalk, R. Pal, N. Sim, J. Engelmann and M. Goldberg).

Characterisation and evaluation of paramagnetic fluorine labelled glycol chitosan conjugates for 19F and 1H magnetic resonance imagingJ. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 19 (2), 215-227 (with E. De Luca, P. Harvey, K.H. Chalmers, A. Mishra, P.K. Senanayake, J.I. Wilson, M. Botta, M. Fekete and A. M. Blamire).


Complete stereocontrol in the synthesis of macrocyclic lanthanide complexes: direct formation of enantiopure systems for circularly polarised luminescence applicationsDalton Trans., 2013, 42, 15610-15616 (with N.H. Evans, R. Carr, M. Delbianco, R. Pal and D.S. Yufit).

Direct and selective tagging of cysteine residues in peptides and proteins with 4-nitropyridyl lanthanide complexesChem. Commum., 2013, 49, 9104-9106 (with K.L. Gempf, S. Butler and A.M. Funk).

Moving the goal posts: enhancing the sensitivity of PARASHIFT proton magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopyChem. Sci., 2013, 4, 4251-4258 (with P. Harvey, A. Blamire, J.I. Wilson, K.N.A. Finney, A.M. Funk and P.K. Senanayake ).

Comparative in vitro studies of MR imaging probes for metabotropic glutamate subtype-5 receptor targetingOrg. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 6131-6141 (with S. Gottschalk, J. Engelmann, G.A. Rolla, M. Botta and A. Mishra).

Responsive MR-imaging probes for N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors and direct visualisation of the cell-surface receptors by optical microscopyChem. Sci., 2013, 4, 3148-3153 (with N. Sim, A. Mishra, R. Pal, S. Gottschalk. and J. Engelmann).

Bright Mono-aqua Europium Complexes Based on Triazacyclononane That Bind Anions Reversibly and Permeate Cells EfficientlyChem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 9511-9517 (with S.J. Butler, B.K. McMahon, R. Pal and J.W. Walton).

Crystallographic and solution NMR structural analyses of four hexacoordinated gallium(III) complexes based on ligands derived from 6-amino-perhydro-1,4-diazepineDalton Trans., 2013, 42, 8001-8008 (with B.P. Waldron and D.S. Yufit).

A bright and responsive europium probe for determination of pH change within the endoplasmic reticulum of living cellsChem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5363-5365 (with B.K. McMahon and R. Pal).

Conformational analysis and synthetic approaches to polydentate perhydro-diazepine ligands for the complexation of gallium(III)Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 2827-2838 (with B.P. Waldron).

Very bright europium complexes that stain cellular mitochondriaChem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1600-1602 (with J.W. Walton, A. Bourdolle, S.J. Butler, M. Soulie, M. Delbianco, B.K. McMahon, R. Pal, H. Puschmann, J.M. Zwier, L. Lamarque, O. Maury and C. Andraud).

Structure and stability of hexadentate complexes of ligands based on AAZTA for efficient PET labelling with gallium-68Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 579-581 (with B.P. Waldron, C. Burchardt, D.S. Yufit, M. Zimny and F. Roesch).

Experimental Measurement and Theoretical Assessment of Fast Lanthanide Electronic Relaxation in Solution with Four Series of Isostructural ComplexesJ. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 905-917 (with A.M. Funk, P.H. Fries, P. Harvey and A.M. Kenwright).

Anion binding in water at lanthanide centres: from structure and selectivity to signalling and sensingChem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 1652-1666 (with S.J. Butler).

Boosting 19F MRI-SNR-efficient detection of paramagnetic contrast agents using ultra-fast sequencesMagn. Reson. Med., 2013, 69, 1056-1062 (with F. Schmid, C. Holtke and C. Faber).


Lanthanide complexes as chiral probes exploiting circularly polarized luminescenceChem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 7673-7686 (with R. Carr and N. H. Evans).

Luminescence and upconversion from thulium(III) species in solutionPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 13378-13384 (with O.A. Blackburn, M. Tropiano, T.J. Sorensen, J. Thom, A. Beeby, L.M. Bushby, L.S. Natrajan and S. Faulkner).

Live cell imaging of lysosomal pH changes with pH responsive ratiometric lanthanide probesChem. Commun., 2012, 48, 8520-8522 (with D.G. Smith, B.K. McMahon and R. Pal).

Measuring equilibrium bicarbonate concentrations directly in cellular mitochondria and in human serum using europium/terbium emission intensity ratiosChem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 11604-11613 (with D.G. Smith and R. Pal).

Paramagnetic 19F chemical shift probes probes that respond selectively to calcium or citrate levels and signal ester hydrolysisChem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 8748-8757 (with P. Harvey, A. Mishra, K.H. Chalmers and E. De Luca).

Isostructural series of chiral nine-coordinate lanthanide complexes based on triazacyclononaneInorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 8042-8056 (with J.W. Walton, R. Carr, N.H. Evans, A.M. Funk, A.M. Kenwright, D.S. Yufit, M. Botta, S. De Pinto, and K-L. Wong).

A chiral probe for alpha-acid glycoprotein and alpha-1-antitrypsin based on europium luminescenceDalton Trans., 2012, 41, 13154-13158 (with R. Carr, L. Di Bari, S. Lo Piano, R. D. Peacock and J. M. Sanderson).

Lanthanide complexes as paramagnetic probes for 19F magnetic resonanceEur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2012, 2015-2022 (with P. Harvey and I. Kuprov).

Responsive imaging probes for metabotropic glutamate receptorsChem. Sci., 2012, 3, 131-135 (with A. Mishra, J. Engelmann and S. Gottschalk).


Structure, resolution and chiroptical analysis of stable lanthanide complexes of a pyridylphenylphosphinate triazacyclononane ligandChem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12289-12291 (with J. W. Walton, L. Di Bari, G. Pescitelli, H. Puschmann and D.S. Yufit).

Rapid and accurate analysis of citrate in low-volume seminal fluid samples using a time-gated and ratiometric measurement of europium luminescenceJ. Pharmaceut. Biomed. Anal., 2011, 56, 352– 358 (with R. Pal and A. Beeby).

Enantioselective binding of a lanthanide(III) complex to human serum albumin studied by 1H NMR STD techniquesOrg. Biomol. Chem., 2011, 9, 5047-5050 (with D. M. Dias, J.M.C. Teixeira, I. Kuprov, E.J. New, and C.F.G.C. Geraldes).

Evidence for the optical signalling of changes in bicarbonate concentration within the mitochondrial region of living cellsChem. Commun., 2011, 47, 7347-7349 (with D.G. Smith, Ga-Lai Law, B.S. Murray, R. Pal and Ka-Leung Wong).

19F-Lanthanide complexes With increased sensitivity for 19F-MRI: Optimization of the MR aquisitionMagn. Reson. Med., 2011, 66, 931-936 (with K.H. Chalmers, A.M. Kenwright and A.M. Blamire).

Critical design factors for optical imaging with metal coordination complexesAust. J. Chem., 2011, 64, 239-243.

Critical in vitro evaluation of responsive MRI contrast agents for calcium and zincChem. Eur. J., 2011, 17, 1529 – 1537 (with A. Mishra and N.K. Logothetis).

Strategies to enhance signal intensity with paramagnetic fluorine-labelled lanthanide complexes as probes for 19F magnetic resonanceDalton Trans., 2011, 40, 904-913 (with K.H. Chalmers and M. Botta).


Comparative study of the luminescence properties and relative stability of a series of europium(III) complexes bearing one to four coordinated azaxanthone groupEur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 25, 3961-3966 (with J.W. Walton and L. L. Lamarque).

Synthesis and comparative anion binding profiles of two di-aqua Eu(III) complexesDalton Trans., 2010, 39, 9897-9903 (with D. Imperio, G.B. Giovenzana, Ga-lai Law, and J.W. Walton).

Definition of the uptake mechanism and sub-cellular localisation profile of emissive lanthanide complexes as cellular optical probesChemical Science, 2010, 1, 111-118 (with E.J. New and A. Congreve).

Synthesis, Chirality and Complexation Phenomena of Two Diastereoisomeric Dinuclear Lanthanide(III) ComplexesEur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, 18, 2663-2672 (with B.S. Murray, C.M.G. dos Santos and R.D. Peacock).

Observation of the selective staining of chromosomal DNA in dividing cells using a luminescent terbium(III) complexChem. Commun., 2010, 46, 2391-2393 (with Ga-Lai Law, C. Man and J.W. Walton).

Design Principles and Theory of Paramagnetic Fluorine-Labelled Lanthanide Complexes as Probes for 19F Magnetic Resonance: A Proof-of-Concept StudyChem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 134-148 (with K.H. Chalmers, E. De Luca, N.H.M. Hogg, A.M. Kenwright, I. Kuprov, M. Botta, J.I. Wilson and A. Blamire).

Development of responsive lanthanide probes for cellular applicationsCur. Opin. Chem. Bio., 2010, 14, 238-246 (with E.J. New, D.G. Smith and J.W. Walton).