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Professor Oren Scherman

Our research interests include the synthesis of functional nanosystems, controlled polymer architectures and dynamic supramolecular assemblies through molecular recognition processes.

 

The underlying theme of our research lies at the interface between synthetic organic efforts on small molecules and macroscopic properties at the materials level, developing a macro-organic approach to chemistry. Dynamic supramolecular self-assembly of materials will be an area of great importance in the coming years, allowing for innovations in nanotechnology and at the biological and chemical interfaces.

We are particularly interested in exploring topics such as water-soluble and stimuli-responsive materials, template and imprinting technologies of functional polymers for use in chiral separations and enantioselective catalysis, and controlling material morphologies and architectures both in solution and in the solid state through rational design and a multi-step, hierarchical self-assembly process.

Selected Publications

 

Rauwald, U.; Scherman, O. A. "Supramolecular block copolymers with cucurbit[8]uril in water," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2008) 47, 3950-3953

 

Publications

Time-resolved laser spectroscopy for the in situ characterization of methacrylate monomer flow within spruce
ER Janeček, Z Walsh-Korb, I Bargigia, A Farina, MH Ramage, C D Andrea, A Nevin, A Pifferi, OA Scherman
– Wood Science and Technology
(2016)
51,
1
The wood from the trees: The use of timber in construction
MH Ramage, H Burridge, M Busse-Wicher, G Fereday, T Reynolds, DU Shah, G Wu, L Yu, P Fleming, D Densley-Tingley, J Allwood, P Dupree, PF Linden, O Scherman
– Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
(2017)
68,
333
Biomimetic Supramolecular Polymer Networks Exhibiting both Toughness and Self-Recovery
J Liu, CSY Tan, Z Yu, Y Lan, C Abell, OA Scherman
– Adv Mater
(2017)
Modulating the oxidation of cucurbit[n]urils.
JA McCune, E Rosta, OA Scherman
– Org Biomol Chem
(2017)
15,
998
Cucurbit[n]uril-Based Microcapsules Self-Assembled within Microfluidic Droplets: A Versatile Approach for Supramolecular Architectures and Materials.
J Liu, Y Lan, Z Yu, CSY Tan, RM Parker, C Abell, OA Scherman
– Accounts of Chemical Research
(2017)
Single-molecule force spectroscopy quantification of adhesive forces in cucurbit[8]uril host-guest ternary complexes.
Z Walsh-Korb, Y Yu, E-R Janeček, Y Lan, J Del Barrio, PE Williams, X Zhang, OA Scherman
– Langmuir
(2017)
33,
1343
Decreasing amyloid toxicity through an increased rate of aggregation
S Sonzini, HF Stanyon, OA Scherman
– Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP
(2017)
19,
1458
Aqueous interfacial gels assembled from small molecule supramolecular polymers
AS Groombridge, A Palma, RM Parker, C Abell, OA Scherman
– Chem. Sci.
(2016)
8,
1350
A Dynamic and Responsive Host in Action: Light-Controlled Molecular Encapsulation.
STJ Ryan, J Del Barrio, R Suardíaz, DF Ryan, E Rosta, OA Scherman
– Angewandte Chemie International Edition (English)
(2016)
55,
16096
High Affinity Recognition of a Selected Amino Acid Epitope within a Protein by Cucurbit[8]uril Complexation.
S Sonzini, A Marcozzi, RJ Gubeli, CF van der Walle, P Ravn, A Herrmann, OA Scherman
– Angewandte Chemie International Edition (English)
(2016)
55,
14000
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Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 331797
34372 (shared)

Email address

oas23@cam.ac.uk