The Peeks group employs rational molecular design to build new materials, with a focus on exploring supramolecular and macromolecular chemistry towards sensing and light-harvesting applications. Scroll through this page to learn more!
Nature is an expert at self-assembly. Your body, as a whole, is a complex compartmentalised system of molecules, reactions, and replicators, all underpinned by self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry.
All matter exhibits a Faraday effect: the polarisation of light as it passes through a material changes proportional to the strength of an external magnetic field.
Aromatic molecules are cyclic and pi-conjugated, and exhibit some interesting effects. Most well-known nowadays is the behaviour of aromatic molecules in a magnetic field: in an NMR spectrometer, we see that the chemical shifts of protons inside and outside the ring are anamolously (de)shielded.
Molecular electronics, Aromaticity, Supramolecular and systems chemistry
Synthesis, properties, and supramolecular chemistry of antiaromatic molecules
Synthesis and properties of molecular wires
Synthesis and properties of liquid crystalline materials
Synthesis of antiaromatic molecules
Computational chemistry of pi-conjugated molecules