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Prof. Martin R. Bryce

Professor in the Department of Chemistry
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42018
Room number: Chemistry

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Martin Bryce was born near Birmingham, UK and graduated from Wolverhampton Polytechnic (B.Sc. 1st class). He completed a D.Phil. at York University under the guidance of John Vernon and Peter Hanson in 1978. Following postdoctoral appointments at the University of British Columbia,Vancouver (with Larry Weiler) and the University of Bristol (with Roger Alder) he joined Durham University. He was promoted to Professor of Chemistry in 1995. He is the recipient of the Ciba-Geigy Award for academic collaboration in Europe (1990), the Royal Society of Chemistry Bader Award (1992), the Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Award (1992), the Nuffield Foundation Science Research Fellowship (1993), the University of Durham Sir Derman Christopherson Fellowship (1995) and the Royal Society of Chemistry Heterocyclic Chemistry Award (2002). Martin has held Visiting Scientist positions at the University of California,Santa Barbara, and the University of Copenhagen. He was a Troisième Cycle Lecturer at several universities in Switzerland in 2008 and Tarrant Visiting Professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 2013. Since 1990 he has been the co-director of the Durham University Centre for Molecular and Nanoscale Electronics. He was the Scientific Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry (1995-2000). Martin coordinated the EC FP7 Marie Curie ITN “Fundamentals of Molecular Electronic Assemblies” (FUNMOLS) (2008-2012) and is the coordinator of the ITN “Molecular-Scale Electronics” (MOLESCO) (2014-2017) comprising 10 European partner laboratories. 

Research Interests

The work in Martin’s group is rooted in new synthetic chemistry. Current themes include:

  • The synthesis of organic molecules and polymers - especially heteroaromatic and organometallic systems - that possess specifically designed properties, e.g. self-assembly, photo- and electro-luminescence, inter- or intra-molecular charge-transfer, and their applications in optoelectronic devices, such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and displays, organic lighting panels and solar cells
  • Molecular (single-molecule) and nanoscale electronics for advanced technology applications
  • The development of new methodology for the synthesis of highly-functionalised heterocycles of importance to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors. 

Materials for Organic Light-Emitting Devices (OLEDs)

The ability to control the optoelectronic properties of conjugated molecular and polymeric systems is a fascinating issue in the design of new materials for light-emitting devices and displays that offer bright colours and a high degree of resolution. Deep blue fluorescent and phosphorescent emitters and white light devices (WOLEDs)1 are of particular current interest. Representative recent work in our laboratory concerns bipolar carbazole-oxadiazole molecules 12 and 2,3and oligomers and polymers based on hybrid fluorene–dibenzothiophene-S,S-dioxide systems, e.g. 3.4 These materials are used as electroluminescent and electron-transporting layers. New cyclometallated iridium complexes, e.g. 4, are being studied in high-efficiency light-emitting electrochemical cells.5 We are also developing new phosphorescent green and blue emitters based on homoleptic and heteroleptic cyclometallated Ir complexes of heterocyclic ligands,6 e.g. 5. This is interdisciplinary work involving close collaboration with colleagues in theSchool ofEngineering (Prof. Mike Petty) and Department of Physics (Prof Andy Monkman) inDurham, and with our industrial sponsors who are commercialising some of these materials for display technologies and lighting applications. 

Molecular (Single-molecule) and Nanoscale Electronics

Molecular (nanoscale) electronics is attracting great attention due to potential applications in future sensor devices, computing technology and related fields. The work in Martin’s group is highly interdisciplinary involving close collaboration with experimentalists for electrical measurements and imaging data using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and related techniques (Universities of Liverpool, Bern, Basel, Madrid, Erlangen-Nurnberg) and theoreticians (University of Lancaster). In this context we are developing monodisperse oligomers which are ca. 2-10 nm in length ("molecular wires") comprising conjugated backbones with terminal substituents (e.g. thiol, pyridyl, fullerenes) which assemble onto metal electrodes to provide metal | molecule | metal junctions. These are oligo(aryleneethynylene) derivatives,7 e.g. molecule 6, tolane derivatives,8 oligoyne derivatives 79  and oligofluorene derivatives10 for probing the electrical properties of single molecules. We have also designed and synthesised molecules which successfully bridge silicon nanogaps.11


Related projects probe photoinduced charge transport through conjugated systems end-capped with donor and acceptor units;12 oligoyne derivatives 8 are a prototype series of molecules synthesised in Martin’s laboratory. Oligofluorene bridges have been probed as molecular wires in molecules such as 9 (with Prof. Dirk Guldi, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg).13 A wide range of techniques are applied to the study of these molecules, including cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry, steady-state and time-resolved photolysis, X-ray crystallography, EPR spectroscopy and DFT/TD-DFT calculations.

New Synthetic Methodology for Highly-Functionalised Heterocycles

New reagents and methodologies for the synthesis of highly-functionalised nitrogen-containing heterocycles are ongoing topics. In this context we have developed new metal-catalysed cross-coupling protocols (Suzuki-Miyaura and Sonogashira reactions) leading to a range of pyridyl,14 and pyridazinyl systems,15 e.g. 10-13. Recent related chemistry has led to new pyrazolyl,16 benzimidazolyl17 and pyridin-2(1H)-one systems18 including multi-heteroaryl derivatives which are key building blocks for more complex heterocyclic systems. Some of these compounds are being evaluated for pharmaceutical and agrochemical activity by our industrial sponsors. 


  1. K. T. Kamtekar, A. P. Monkman, M. R. Bryce, Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 572.
  2. A. L. Fisher, K. E. Linton, K. T. Kamtekar, C. Pearson, M. R. Bryce, M. C. Petty, Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 1640-1642; K. E. Linton, A. L. Fisher, C. Pearson, M. A. Fox, L.-O. Palsson, M. R. Bryce, M. C. Petty, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 11816
  3. Y. Zheng, A. S. Batsanov, V. Jankus, F. B. Dias, M. R. Bryce, A. P. Monkman, J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 8300-8310.
  4. I.I.Perepichka, I.F. Perepichka, M. R. Bryce, L.-O. Palsson, Chem. Commun. 2005, 3397; S. M. King, I. I. Perepichka, I. F. Perepichka, F. B. Dias, M. R. Bryce, A. P. Monkman, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2009, 19, 586; H. Li, A. S. Batsanov, K. C. Moss, H. L. Vaughan, F. B. Dias, K. T. Kamtekar, M. R. Bryce, A. P. Monkman, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 4812-4814; K. T. Kamtekar, H. L. Vaughan, B. P. Lyons, A. P. Monkman, S. U. Pandya, M. R. Bryce, Macromolecules 2010, 43, 4481-4488.
  5. X. Zeng, M. Tavasli, I.F. Perepichka, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, C.-J. Chiang, C. Rothe, A. P. Monkman, Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 933; C. Rothe, C.-J. Chiang, V. Jankus, M. R. Bryce, X. Zeng and A. P. Monkman, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2009, 19, 2038-2044; J. Zhang, L. Zhou, H. A. Al-Attar, K. Shao, L. Wang, D. Zhu, Z. Su, M. R. Bryce, A. P. Monkman, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2013, 23, 4667-4677.
  6. Y. Zheng, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 3354-3362; V. N. Kozhevnikov, K. Dahms, M. R. Bryce, J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 5143-51478; H. A. Al-Attar, G. C. Griffiths, T. N. Moore, M. Tavasli, M. A. Fox, M. R. Bryce, A. P. Monkman, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, 21, 2376-2382; Y. Zheng, A. S. Batsanov, R. M. Edkins, A. Beeby, M. R. Bryce, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 290-297; M. Tavasli, T. N. Moore, Y. Zheng, M. R. Bryce, M. A. Fox, G. C. Griffiths, V. Jankus, H. A. Al-Attar, A. P. Monkman, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 6419; V. N. Kozhevnikov, Y. Zheng, M. Clough, H. A. Al-Attar, G. C. Griffiths, K. Abdullah, S. Raisys, V. Jankus, M. R. Bryce, A. P. Monkman, Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 2352-2358.
  7. W. Haiss, C. Wang, I. Grace, A. S. Batsanov, D. J. Schiffrin, S. J. Higgins, M. R. Bryce, C. J. Lambert, R. J. Nichols, Nature Materials 2006, 5, 995; R. Huber, M. T. Gonzalez, S. Wu, M. Langer, S. Grunder, V. Horhoiu, M. Mayor, M. R. Bryce, C. Wang, R. Jitchati, C. Schoenenberger, M. Calame, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 1080; C. Wang, M. R. Bryce, J. Gigon, G. J. Ashwell, I. Grace, C. J. Lambert, J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 4810; S. Martin, I. Grace, M. R. Bryce, C. Wang, R. Jitchati, A. S. Batsanov, S. J. Higgins, C. J. Lambert, R. J. Nichols, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 9157-9164.
  8. W. Hong, D. Z. Manrique, P. M. García, M. Gulcur, A. Mishchenko, C. J. Lambert, M. R. Bryce, T. Wandlowski, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2292.
  9. C. Wang, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, S. Martin, R. J. Nichols, S. J. Higgins, V. M. Garcia-Suarez, C. J. Lambert, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 15647; S. Ballmann, R. Härtle, P. B. Coto, M. Elbing, M. Mayor, M. R. Bryce, M. Thoss, H. B. Weber, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2012, 109, 056801; P. Moreno-Garcia, M. Gulcur, D. Z. Manrique, T. Pope, W. Hong, V. Kaliginedi, C. Huang, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, C. Lambert, T. Wandlowski, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 12228-12240.
  10. E. Leary, M. T. González, C. van der Pol, M. R. Bryce, S. Fillipone, N. Martín, G. Rubio-Bollinger, N. Agrait, Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 2236-2241.
  11. G. J. Ashwell, L. J. Phillips, B. J. Robinson, B. Urasinska-Wojcik, C. J. Lambert, I. M. Grace, M. R. Bryce, R. Jitchati, M. Tavasli, T. I. Cox, I. C. Sage, R. P. Tuffin, S. Ray, ACS Nano 2010, 4, 7401-7406.
  12. C. Wang, L.-O. Palsson, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 3789; L.-O. Pålsson, C. Wang, A. S. Batsanov, S. M. King, A. Beeby, A. P. Monkman, M. R. Bryce, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 1470-1479.
  13. M. Wielopolski, G. de Miguel Rojas, C. Van der Pol, L. Brinkhaus, G. Katsukis, M. R. Bryce, T. Clark, D. M. Guldi, ACS Nano 2010, 4, 6449-6462; C. Schubert, M. Wielopolski, L.-H. Mewes, G. de Miguel Rojas, C. Van der Pol, K. C. Moss, M. R. Bryce, J. E. Moser, T. Clark, D. M. Guldi, Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 7575-7586.
  14. A. E. Smith, K. M. Clapham, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, B. Tarbit, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 1458; L. M. Daykin, J. S. Siddle, A. L. Ankers, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 668-675.
  15. K. M. Clapham, A. S. Batsanov, R. D. R. Greenwood, M. R. Bryce, A. E. Smith, B. Tarbit, J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 2176-2181.
  16. R. Jitchati, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, Tetrahedron 2009 65, 855-861; K. M. Clapham, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, B. Tarbit, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2009, 7, 2155-2161.
  17. J. S. Siddle, A. S. Batsanov, M. R. Bryce, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2008, 2746-2750.
  18. J. S. Siddle, A. S. Batsanov, S. T. Caldwell, G. Cooke, M. R. Bryce, Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 6138-6149.

Publications 2013-2000

Research Groups

Department of Chemistry

  • Functional Molecules and Materials
  • Physical Organic and Assembly

Research Interests

  • Molecular Electronics
  • Functional Materials
  • Organic Synthesis

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Bryce, Martin Robert, O'Driscoll, Luke, Wang, Xintai, Jay, Michael, Batsanov, Andrei, Sadeghi, Hatef, Lambert, Colin & Robinson, Benjamin (2020). Carbazole‐Based Tetrapodal Anchor Groups for Gold Surfaces: Synthesis and Conductance Properties. Angewandte Chemie 59(2): 882-889.
  • Li, Guangfu, Zhu, Dongxia, Wang, Xinlong, Su, Zhongmin & Bryce, Martin R. (2020). Dinuclear metal complexes: multifunctional properties and applications. Chemical Society Reviews 49(3): 765-838.
  • Kukhta, N.A., Huang, R. , Batsanov, A.S., Bryce, M.R. & Dias, F.B. (2019). Achieving Conformational Control in RTP and TADF Emitters by Functionalization of the Central Core. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C: Plasmonics; Optical, Magnetic, and Hybrid Materials 123(43): 26536-26546.
  • Zhang, Liping, Li, Yuanyuan, Che, Weilong, Zhu, Dongxia, Li, Guangfu, Xie, Zhigang, Song, Nan, Liu, Shi, Tang, Ben Zhong, Liu, Xingman, Su, Zhongmin & Bryce, Martin R. (2019). AIE Multinuclear Ir(III) Complexes for Biocompatible Organic Nanoparticles with Highly Enhanced Photodynamic Performance. Advanced Science 6(5): 1802050.
  • Ward, J., Kukhta, N., Dos Santos, P., Congrave, D., Batsanov, A., Monkman, A. & Bryce, M. (2019). Delayed Blue Fluorescence via Upper-triplet State Crossing from C-C Bonded Donor-Acceptor Charge-Transfer Molecules with Azatriangulene cores. Chemistry of Materials 31(17): 6684-6695.
  • Gantenbein, Markus, Li, Xiaohui, Sangtarash, Sara, Bai, Jie, Olsen, Gunnar, Alqorashi, Afaf, Hong, Wenjing, Lambert, Colin J. & Bryce, Martin R. (2019). Exploring antiaromaticity in single-molecule junctions formed from biphenylene derivatives. Nanoscale 11(43): 20659-20666.
  • Yang, Tianzhi, Wang, Yue, Liu, Xingman, Li, Guangfu, Che, Weilong, Zhu, Dongxia, Su, Zhongmin & Bryce, Martin R. (2019). Reversible tricolour luminescence switching based on a piezochromic iridium(iii) complex. Chemical Communications
  • Li, Dan, Li, Guangfu, Xie, Jiaxin, Zhu, Dongxia, Su, Zhongmin & Bryce, Martin R. (2019). Strategic modification of ligands for remarkable piezochromic luminescence (PCL) based on a neutral Ir(iii) phosphor. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7(35): 10876-10880.
  • Liu, Junyang, Zhao, Xiaotao, Zheng, Jueting, Huang, Xiaoyan, Tang, Yongxiang, Wang, Fei, Li, Ruihao, Pi, Jiuchan, Huang, Cancan, Wang, Lin, Yang, Yang, Shi, Jia, Mao, Bing-Wei, Tian, Zhong-Qun, Bryce, Martin R. & Hong, Wenjing (2019). Transition from Tunneling Leakage Current to Molecular Tunneling in Single-Molecule Junctions. Chem 5(2): 390-401.
  • Jiang, N., Li, G-F., Zhang, B-H., Zhu, D-X., Su, Z-M. & Bryce, M.R. (2018). Aggregation-Induced Long-Lived Phosphorescence in Non-Conjugated Polyurethane Derivatives at 77 K. Macromolecules 51(11): 4178-4184.
  • Wright, I.A., Al-Attar, H.A., Batsanov, A.S., Monkman, A.P. & Bryce, M.R. (2018). Conformationally-Restricted Bicarbazoles with Phenylene Bridges Displaying Deep-Blue Emission and High Triplet Energies: Systematic Structure–Property Relationships. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20(17): 11867-11875.
  • Hamill, J. M., Zhao, X. T., Mészáros, G., Bryce, M. R. & Arenz, M. (2018). Fast Data Sorting with Modified Principal Component Analysis to Distinguish Unique Single Molecular Break Junction Trajectories. Physical Review Letters 120(1): 016601.
  • Yang, Yang, Gantenbein, Markus, Alqorashi, Afaf, Wei, Junying, Sangtarash, Sara, Hu, Duan, Sadeghi, Hatef, Zhang, Rui, Pi, Jiuchan, Chen, Lichuan, Huang, Xiaoyan, Li, Ruihao, Liu, Junyang, Shi, Jia, Hong, Wenjing, Lambert, Colin J. & Bryce, Martin R. (2018). Heteroatom-Induced Molecular Asymmetry Tunes Quantum Interference in Charge Transport through Single-Molecule Junctions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122(26): 14965-14970.
  • Congrave, Daniel G., Batsanov, Andrei S. & Bryce, Martin R. (2018). Highly luminescent 2-phenylpyridine-free diiridium complexes with bulky 1,2-diarylimidazole cyclometalating ligands. Dalton Transactions 47(46): 16524-16533.
  • Kukhta, Nadzeya A., Batsanov, Andrei S., Bryce, Martin R. & Monkman, Andrew P. (2018). Importance of Chromophore Rigidity on the Efficiency of Blue Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Emitters. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122(50): 28564-28575.
  • Chen, Chengjian, Huang, Ronjguan, Batsanov, Andrei, Pander, Piotr, Hsu, Yu-Ting, Chi, Zhenguo, Dias, Fernando & Bryce, Martin Robert (2018). Intramolecular Charge Transfer Controls Switching Between Room Temperature Phosphorescence and Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence. Angewandte Chemie 130(50): 16645-16649.
  • Congrave, Daniel G., Batsanov, Andrei S., Du, Mingxu, Liu, Yu, Zhu, Dongxia & Bryce, Martin R. (2018). Intramolecular Pi-Pi Interactions with a Chiral Auxiliary Ligand Control Diastereoselectivity in a Cyclometalated Ir(III) Complex. Inorganic Chemistry 57(20): 12836-12849.
  • Ma, Xiaoyu, Liang, Jie, Bai, Fuquan, Ye, Kaiqi, Xu, Jianing, Zhu, Dongxia & Bryce, Martin Robert (2018). New Mixed-C^N Ligand Tris-cyclometalated Ir(III) Complexes for Highly-Efficient Green Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Low Efficiency Roll-off. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2018(42): 4614-4621.
  • Jiang, Nan, Li, Guangfu, Che, Weilong, Zhu, Dongxia, Su, Zhongmin & Bryce, Martin R. (2018). Polyurethane Derivatives for Highly Sensitive and Selective Fluorescent Detection of 2,4,6-Trinitrophenol (TNP). Journal of Materials Chemistry C 42(6): 11287-11291.
  • Che, W., Li, G., Liu, X., Shao, K., Zhu, D., Su, Z. & Bryce, M. R. (2018). Selective sensing of 2,4,6-trinitrophenol (TNP) in aqueous media with “aggregation-induced emission enhancement” (AIEE)-active iridium(III) complexes. Chemical Communications 54(14): 1730-1733.
  • Congrave, Daniel G., Hsu, Yu-Ting, Batsanov, Andrei S., Beeby, Andrew & Bryce, Martin R. (2018). Sky-blue emitting bridged diiridium complexes: beneficial effects of intramolecular π–π stacking. Dalton Transactions 47(6): 2086-2098.
  • Montanaro, Stephanie, Wright, Iain A., Batsanov, Andrei S. & Bryce, Martin R. (2018). Synthesis of Tetracyclic 2,3-Dihydro-1,3-diazepines from a Dinitrodibenzothiophene Derivative. Journal of Organic Chemistry 83(19): 12320-12326.
  • Yzambart, Gilles, Rincón-García, Laura, Al-Jobory, Alaa A., Ismael, Ali K., Rubio-Bollinger, Gabino, Lambert, Colin J., Agraït, Nicolás & Bryce, Martin R. (2018). Thermoelectric Properties of 2,7-Dipyridylfluorene Derivatives in Single-Molecule Junctions. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122(48): 27198-27204.
  • Jiang, Y., Li, G., Che, W., Liu, Y., Xu, B., Shan, G., Zhu, D., Su, Z. & Bryce, M. (2017). A neutral dinuclear Ir(III) complex for anti-counterfeiting and data encryption. Chemical Communications 53(21): 3022-3035.
  • Jiang, Yang, Li, Guangfu, Zhu, Dongxia, Su, Zhongmin & Bryce, Martin R. (2017). An AIE-active phosphorescent Ir(III) complex with piezochromic luminescence (PCL) and its application for monitoring volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5(46): 12189-12193
  • M’hamedi, Ahmed, Fox, Mark A., Batsanov, Andrei S., Al-Attar, Hameed A., Monkman, Andrew P. & Bryce, Martin R. (2017). Bright Green PhOLEDs Using Cyclometalated Diiridium(III) Complexes with Bridging Oxamidato Ligands as Phosphorescent Dopants. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5(27): 6777-6789.
  • Yzambart, Gilles, Zieleniewska, Anna, Bauroth, Stefan, Clark, Timothy, Bryce, Martin R. & Guldi, Dirk M. (2017). Charge-Gating Dibenzothiophene-S,S-dioxide Bridges in Electron Donor–Bridge–Acceptor Conjugates. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  • Benjamin, Helen, Liang, Jie, Liu, Yu, Geng, Yun, Liu, Xingman, Zhu, Dongxia, Batsanov, Andrei S. & Bryce, Martin R. (2017). Color Tuning of Efficient Electroluminescence in the Blue and Green Regions Using Heteroleptic Iridium Complexes with 2-Phenoxyoxazole Ancillary Ligands. Organometallics 36(9): 1810-1821.
  • Chulkin, Pavel, Lapkowski, Mieczyslaw, Bryce, Martin R., Santos, Jose & Data, Przemyslaw (2017). Determination of standard redox rate constants of OLED active compounds by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Electrochimica Acta 258: 1160-1172.
  • Robinson, Benjamin J., Bailey, Steven W. D., O’Driscoll, Luke J., Visontai, David, Welsh, Daniel J., Mostert, Albertus B., Mazzocco, Riccardo, Rabot, Caroline, Jarvis, Samuel P., Kolosov, Oleg V., Bryce, Martin R. & Lambert, Colin (2017). Formation of Two-Dimensional Micelles on Graphene: Multi-Scale Theoretical and Experimental Study. ACS Nano 11(3): 3404-3412.
  • Al-Owaedi, Oday A., Bock, Sören, Milan, David C., Oerthel, Marie-Christine, Inkpen, Michael S., Yufit, Dmitry S., Sobolev, Alexandre N., Long, Nicholas J., Albrecht, Tim, Higgins, Simon J., Bryce, Martin R., Nichols, Richard J., Lambert, Colin J. & Low, Paul J. (2017). Insulated molecular wires: inhibiting orthogonal contacts in metal complex based molecular junctions. Nanoscale 9(28): 9902-9912.
  • Aydemir, Murat, Xu, Shidang, Chen, Chengjian, Bryce, Martin R., Chi, Zhenguo & Monkman, Andrew P. (2017). Photophysics of an Asymmetric Donor–Acceptor–Donor′ TADF Molecule and Reinterpretation of Aggregation-Induced TADF Emission in These Materials. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(3): 17764-17772.
  • Benjamin, Helen, Fox, Mark A., Batsanov, Andrei S., Al-Attar, Hameed A., Li, Chensen, Ren, Zhongjie, Monkman, Andrew P. & Bryce, Martin R. (2017). Pyridylpyrazole N^N Ligands Combined with Sulfonyl-Functionalised Cyclometalating Ligands for Blue-Emitting Iridium(III) Complexes and Solution-Processable PhOLEDs. Dalton Transactions
  • Gantenbein, M., Wang, L., Al-jobory, A.A., Ismael, A.K., Lambert, C.J., Hong, W. & Bryce, M.R. (2017). Quantum interference and heteroaromaticity of para- and meta-linked bridged biphenyl units in single molecular conductance measurements. Scientific Reports 7: 1794.
  • Liu, Junyang, Zhao, Xiaotao, Al-Galiby, Qusiy, Huang, Xiaoyan, Zheng, Jueting, Li, Ruihao, Huang, Cancan, Yang, Yang, Shi, Jia, Manrique, David Zsolt, Lambert, Colin J., Bryce, Martin R. & Hong, Wenjing (2017). Radical Enhanced Charge Transport in Single-Molecule Phenothiazine Electrical Junctions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 56(42): 13061-13065
  • Congrave, Daniel G., Hsu, Yu-ting, Batsanov, Andrei S., Beeby, Andrew & Bryce, Martin R. (2017). Synthesis, Diastereomer Separation, and Optoelectronic and Structural Properties of Dinuclear Cyclometalated Iridium(III) Complexes with Bridging Diarylhydrazide Ligands. Organometallics 36(5): 981-993.
  • Yu, Tao, Ou, Depei, Yang, Zhiyong, Huang, Qiuyi, Mao, Zhu, Chen, Junru, Zhang, Yi, Liu, Siwei, Xu, Jiarui, Bryce, Martin R. & Chi, Zhenguo (2017). The HOF structures of nitrotetraphenylethene derivatives provide new insights into the nature of AIE and a way to design mechanoluminescent materials. Chemical Science 8(2): 1163-1168.
  • Li, G., Nobuyasu, R., Zhang, B.-H., Geng, Y., Yao, B., Xie, Z.-Y., Zhu, D.-X., Shan, G.-G., Che, W.-L., Yan, L.-K., Su, Z.-M., Dias, F. B. & Bryce, M. R. (2017). Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence in Cu(I) Complexes Originating from Restricted Molecular Vibrations. Chemistry A European Journal 23(49): 11761-11766.
  • Xu, B., Mu, Y., Mao, Z., Xie, Z., Wu, H., Zhang, Y., Jin, C., Chi, Z., Liu, S., Xu, J., Wu, Y-C., Lu, P-Y., Lien, A. & Bryce, M. R. (2016). Achieving Remarkable Mechanochromism and White-Light Emission with Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence through Molecular Heredity Principle. Chemical Science 7(3): 2201-2206.
  • Xu, Bingjia, Li, Wenlang, He, Jiajun, Wu, Sikai, Zhu, Qiangzhong, Yang, Zhiyong, Wu, William, Zhang, Yi, Jin, Chongjun, Lu, Po-Yen, Chi, Zhenguo, Liu, Siwei, Xu, Jiarui & Bryce, Martin R. (2016). Achieving Very Bright Mechanoluminescence from Purely Organic Luminophores with Aggregation-Induced Emission by Crystal Design. Chemical Science 7(8): 5307-5312.
  • Ou, Depei, Yu, Tao, Yang, Zhiyong, Luan, Tiangang, Mao, Zhu, Zhang, Yi, Liu, Siwei, Xu, Jiarui, Chi, Zhenguo & Bryce, Martin R. (2016). Combined Aggregation Induced Emission (AIE), Photochromism and Photoresponsive Wettability in Simple Dichloro-substituted Triphenylethylene Derivatives. Chemical Science 7(8): 5302-5306.
  • Al-Owaedi, Oday A., Milan, David C., Oerthel, Marie-Christine, Bock, Sören, Yufit, Dmitry S., Howard, Judith A.K., Higgins, Simon J., Nichols, Richard J., Lambert, Colin J., Bryce, Martin R. & Low, Paul J. (2016). Experimental and Computational Studies of Single-Molecule Conductance of Ru(II) and Pt(II) trans-Bis(acetylide) Complexes. Organometallics 35(17): 2944-2954.
  • Yang, Z., Mao, Z., Zhang, X., Ou, D., Mu, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhao, C., Liu, S., Chi, Z., Xu, J., Wu, Y-C., Lu, P-Y., Lien, A. & Bryce, M.R. (2016). Intermolecular Electronic Coupling of Organic Units for Efficient Persistent Room-Temperature Phosphorescence. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55(6): 2181-2185.
  • Du, X., Feng, Y., Zhu, D., Peng, T., Liu, Y., Wang, Y. & Bryce, M. R. (2016). Novel Emitting System Based on a Multifunctional Bipolar Phosphor: An Effective Approach for Highly Efficient Warm- White Light-Emitting Devices with High Color-Rendering Index at High Luminance. Advanced Materials 28(8): 5963-5968.
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Conference Paper

  • M. Tavasli, S. Bettington, M.R. Bryce, A.P. Monkman, H.A. Al Attar, F.B. Dias & S. King (2005), Oligo(fluorenyl)pyridine ligands and their iridium complexes: Synthesis, photophysical properties and electrophosphorescent devices, 229: 229th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society. San Diego, CA, San Diego CA, U966-U966.

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