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Dr Jade A. McCune completeted her MSci Chemistry (First class Honours) from Queen's University, Belfast (Northern Ireland) followed by her PhD in Chemistry from University of Cambridge. Her PhD research studied the monofunctionalisation of Cucurbit[n]uril macrocycles and their applications as well as the novel solvation of macrocyles in Deep Eutectic Solvents. 

Following this, Dr McCune was awarded an EPSRC KT Fellowship to collaboation with MedImmune (AstraZeneca). Jade developed methodology for the bioconjugation of functionalised Cucurbit[n]uril macrocycles and application of these macrocyclic conjugates in vivo.

Jade has also pioneered the use of deep eutectic solvents for supramolecular chemistry which has been utilised towards small molecule and materials chemistry including the stablisation of highly reactive species such as organic radicals.

Publications

Facile, Energy-Efficient Microscale Fibrillation of Polyacrylamides under Ambient Conditions.
MV Cruz, DU Shah, NC Warner, JA McCune, OA Scherman
– Advanced Materials
(2022)
34,
2201577
Highly Compressible Glass-like Supramolecular Polymer Networks
Z Huang, X Chen, SJK O'Neill, G Wu, DJ Whitaker, J Li, JA McCune, OA Scherman
– Nat Mater
(2021)
21,
103
Nanoparticle surfactants for kinetically-arrested photoactive assemblies to track light-induced electron transfer
K Sokołowski, J Huang, T Földes, JA McCune, DD Xu, B de Nijs, R Chikkaraddy, SM Collins, E Rosta, JJ Baumberg, OA Scherman
– Nature Nanotechnology
(2021)
16,
1121
Stimuli Mediated Ultrastable Radical Formation
JA McCune, MF Kuehnel, E Reisner, OA Scherman
– Chem
(2020)
6,
1819
Host-Enhanced Phenyl-Perfluorophenyl Polar-πInteractions
Z Huang, X Chen, G Wu, P Metrangolo, D Whitaker, JA McCune, OA Scherman
– J Am Chem Soc
(2020)
142,
7356
Design Principles for Aqueous Interactive Materials: Lessons from Small Molecules and Stimuli‐Responsive Systems
JA McCune, S Mommer, CC Parkins, OA Scherman
– Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
(2020)
32,
1906890
A comparison of choline: urea and choline: oxalic acid deep eutectic solvents at 338 K
M Gilmore, LM Moura, AH Turner, M Swadźba-Kwaśny, SK Callear, JA McCune, OA Scherman, JD Holbrey
– J Chem Phys
(2018)
148,
193823
A simple supramolecular assay for drug detection in urine.
S Sonzini, JA McCune, P Ravn, OA Scherman, CF van der Walle
– Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)
(2017)
53,
8842
DESolution of CD and CB Macrocycles.
JA McCune, S Kunz, M Olesińska, OA Scherman
– Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
(2017)
23,
8601
Modulating the oxidation of cucurbit[n]urils.
JA McCune, E Rosta, OA Scherman
– Organic & biomolecular chemistry
(2017)
15,
998

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