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Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

School of Chemistry

Centre of Synthesis and Chemical Biology

University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin



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  • School of Chemistry, Centre of Synthesis and Chemical Biology, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 2005 - 2012
  • Department of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, and School of Chemistry, UK. 2002 - 2005


  1. Formation of luminescent terbium(iii) self-assemblies from pyridyl bis-amidothioureas based ligands in MeOH and in water-DMSO solutions and their use in anion sensing application. Lincheneau, C., Duke, R.M., Gunnlaugsson, T. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2012) [Pubmed]
  2. Pushing the limit: synthesis, photophysical and DNA binding studies of a NIR-emitting Ru(ii)-polypyridyl probe with 'light switch' behaviour. Elmes, R.B., Kitchen, J.A., Williams, D.C., Gunnlaugsson, T. Dalton. Trans (2012) [Pubmed]
  3. Luminescent lanthanide-binding peptides: sensitising the excited states of Eu(iii) and Tb(iii) with a 1,8-naphthalimide-based antenna. Bonnet, C.S., Devocelle, M., Gunnlaugsson, T. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2012) [Pubmed]
  4. Lanthanide directed self-assembly formations of Tb(iii) and Eu(iii) luminescent complexes from tryptophan based pyridyl amide ligands. Lincheneau, C., Leonard, J.P., McCabe, T., Gunnlaugsson, T. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2011) [Pubmed]
  5. Selective and tuneable recognition of anions using C(3v)-symmetrical tripodal urea-amide receptor platforms. Dos Santos, C.M., Boyle, E.M., De Solis, S., Kruger, P.E., Gunnlaugsson, T. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2011) [Pubmed]
  6. Luminescent self-assembly formation on a gold surface observed by reversible 'off-on' switching of Eu(III) emission. Murray, N.S., Jarvis, S.P., Gunnlaugsson, T. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2009) [Pubmed]
  7. Luminescent sensing and formation of mixed f-d metal ion complexes between a Eu(iii)-cyclen-phen conjugate and Cu(ii), Fe(ii), and Co(ii) in buffered aqueous solution. Nonat, A.M., Harte, A.J., Sénéchal-David, K., Leonard, J.P., Gunnlaugsson, T. Dalton. Trans (2009) [Pubmed]
  8. Structural studies in aqueous solution of new binuclear lanthanide luminescent peptide conjugates. Bonnet, C.S., Devocelle, M., Gunnlaugsson, T. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2008) [Pubmed]
  9. Recent advances in the formation of luminescent lanthanide architectures and self-assemblies from structurally defined ligands. Gunnlaugsson, T., Stomeo, F. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2007) [Pubmed]
  10. Synthesis and characterisation of bis-cyclen based dinuclear lanthanide complexes. Gunnlaugsson, T., Harte, A.J. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2006) [Pubmed]
  11. Synthesis and photophysical evaluation of charge neutral thiourea or urea based fluorescent PET sensors for bis-carboxylates and pyrophosphate. Gunnlaugsson, T., Davis, A.P., O'Brien, J.E., Glynn, M. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2005) [Pubmed]
  12. Responsive lanthanide luminescent cyclen complexes: from switching/sensing to supramolecular architectures. Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2005) [Pubmed]
  13. Fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer (PET) sensors for anions; from design to potential application. Gunnlaugsson, T., Ali, H.D., Glynn, M., Kruger, P.E., Hussey, G.M., Pfeffer, F.M., dos Santos, C.M., Tierney, J. J. Fluoresc (2005) [Pubmed]
  14. Lanthanide luminescent switches: modulation of the luminescence of bis-macrocyclic based Tb(III) conjugates in water by H+, Na+ and K+. Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P. Dalton. Trans (2005) [Pubmed]
  15. Colorimetric "naked eye" sensing of anions in aqueous solution. Gunnlaugsson, T., Kruger, P.E., Jensen, P., Tierney, J., Ali, H.D., Hussey, G.M. J. Org. Chem. (2005) [Pubmed]
  16. Eu(III)-cyclen-phen conjugate as a luminescent copper sensor: the formation of mixed polymetallic macrocyclic complexes in water. Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P., Sénéchal, K., Harte, A.J. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2004) [Pubmed]
  17. Highly selective colorimetric naked-eye Cu(II) detection using an azobenzene chemosensor. Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P., Murray, N.S. Org. Lett. (2004) [Pubmed]
  18. Design, synthesis and photophysical studies of simple fluorescent anion PET sensors using charge neutral thiourea receptors. Gunnlaugsson, T., Davis, A.P., Hussey, G.M., Tierney, J., Glynn, M. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2004) [Pubmed]
  19. Effect on pKa of metal-bound water molecules in lanthanide ion-induced cyclen "cavities". Gunnlaugsson, T., Brougham, D.F., Fanning, A.M., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., O'Brien, J.E., Viguier, R. Org. Lett. (2004) [Pubmed]
  20. pH responsive Eu(III)-phenanthroline supramolecular conjugate: novel "off-on-off" luminescent signaling in the physiological pH range. Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P., Sénéchal, K., Harte, A.J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2003) [Pubmed]
  21. Cd(II) sensing in water using novel aromatic iminodiacetate based fluorescent chemosensors. Gunnlaugsson, T., Lee, T.C., Parkesh, R. Org. Lett. (2003) [Pubmed]
  22. A highly selective and sensitive fluorescent PET (photoinduced electron transfer) chemosensor for Zn(II). Gunnlaugsson, T., Lee, T.C., Parkesh, R. Org. Biomol. Chem. (2003) [Pubmed]
  23. H+, Na+ and K+ modulated lanthanide luminescent switching of Tb(III) based cyclen aromatic diaza-crown ether conjugates in water. Gunnlaugsson, T., Leonard, J.P. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2003) [Pubmed]
  24. Fluorescent sensing of pyrophosphate and bis-carboxylates with charge neutral PET chemosensors. Gunnlaugsson, T., Davis, A.P., O'Brien, J.E., Glynn, M. Org. Lett. (2002) [Pubmed]
  25. Delayed lanthanide luminescence sensing of aromatic carboxylates using heptadentate triamide Tb(III) cyclen complexes: the recognition of salicylic acid in water. Gunnlaugsson, T., Harte, A.J., Leonard, J.P., Nieuwenhuyzen, M. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2002) [Pubmed]
  26. Rapid hydrolytic cleavage of the mRNA model compound HPNP by glycine based macrocyclic lanthanide ribonuclease mimics. Gunnlaugsson, T., Davies, R.J., Nieuwenhuyzen, M., Stevenson, C.S., Viguier, R., Mulready, S. Chem. Commun. (Camb.) (2002) [Pubmed]
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