Peer-reviewed publications 

1. Anion mediated photophysical behavior in a C60 fullerene [3]rotaxane shuttle
T. A. Barendt, I. Rašović, M. A. Lebedeva, G. A. Farrow, A. Auty, D. Chekulaev, I. V. Sazanovich, J. A. Weinstein, K. Porfyrakis & P. D. Beer
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 1924-1936
Demonstration that the photophysical behaviour of an interlocked donor–acceptor system may be controlled by anion induced molecular motion.

2. Anion- and solvent-induced rotary dynamics and sensing in a perylene diimide [3]catenane
T. A. Barendt, L. Ferreira, I. Marques, V. Félix & P. D. Beer
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 9026-9037
Unprecedented anion recognition-induced circumrotatory motion in a perylene diimide-containing hetero[3]catenane enables colourimetric and fluorescence sensing of anions.

3. Selective nitrate recognition by a halogen bonding [3]rotaxane molecular 
T. A. Barendt, A. Docker, I. Marques, V. Félix & P. D. Beer
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 11069 –11076
Synthesis of the first halogen bonding [3]rotaxane which is revealed to be capable of the colourimetric sensing of oxoanions, in particular nitrate, courtesy of novel pincer-like molecular motion.

4. Superior anion-induced shuttling behaviour exhibited by a halogen bonding two station rotaxane. 
T. A. Barendt, S. Robinson & P. D. Beer
Chem. Sci., 2016. 7, 5171-5180
The first demonstration of the use of halogen bonding anion recognition in concert with aromatic stacking interactions to control molecular shuttling motion within a bistable rotaxane.

5. Halogen bonding in supramolecular chemistry 
L. C. Gilday, S. W. Robinson, T. A. Barendt, M. J. Langton, B. R. Mullaney & P. D. Beer
Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 7118–7195
Comprehensive review of the use of halogen bonding as a non-covalent interaction in supramolecular chemistry.

6. Anion sensing by solution- and surface-assembled osmium(II) bipyridyl rotaxanes 
J. Lehr, T. Lang, O. A. Blackburn, T. A. Barendt, S. Faulkner, J. J. Davis & P. D. Beer
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 15898-15906
Optical and electrochemical anion sensing is performed in solution and on a surface using a transition metal-appended rotaxane host system.


Anion-induced molecular motion within interlocked structures
PhD Thesis. Supervisor: Prof. P. D. Beer.
University of Oxford 2016.

Transition metal rotaxane host systems for anion sensing.
Masters Thesis. Supervisor: Prof. P. D. Beer.
University of Oxford 2012.