Department of Chemistry

dan_pantos

Senior Lecturer

1 South 1.54A

Email: G.D.Pantos@bath.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384376

Pantoș group website

 

Dr G. Dan Pantoș

Profile

Our main interest lies in supramolecular chemistry. We’re trying to understand how and why molecules interact with each other, and what are the rules that govern self-assembly in nature. That being said, we never run away from a challenging synthesis or a seemingly indecipherable spectrum. We believe that by answering these questions we will be able to produce organic materials with new properties that will ultimately lead to applications that will change everyday life.

Research Interests

  • Organic Materials
  • Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry
  • Small molecule / DNA interactions

Publications

Rasadean, D.-M., Sheng, B., Dash, J. and Pantos, G. D., 2017. Amino-Acid-Derived Naphthalenediimides as Versatile G-Quadruplex Binders. Chemistry - A European Journal, 23 (35), pp. 8491-8499.

Tyson, J. A., Mirabello, V., Calatayud, D. G., Ge, H., Kociok-Kohn, G., Botchway, S. W., Pantos, D. and Pascu, S. I., 2016. Thermally reduced graphene oxide nanohybrids of chiral functional naphthalenediimides for prostate cancer cells bioimaging. Advanced Functional Materials, 26 (31), pp. 5641-5657.

Prentice, G. M., Emmett, L. M., Zhu, H., Kociok-Kohn, G. and Pantoş, D., 2016. Thermally stable recyclable naphthalenediimide–siloxane polymers. Supramolecular Chemistry, 28 (1-2), pp. 161-167.

Prentice, G. M., Pascu, S. I., Filip, S. V., West, K. R. and Pantoş, D., 2015. Aromatic donor-acceptor interactions in non-polar environments. Chemical Communications, 51 (39), pp. 8265-8268.

Hu, Z., Arrowsmith, R. L., Tyson, J. A., Mirabello, V., Ge, H., Eggleston, I. M., Botchway, S. W., Pantos, D. and Pascu, S. I., 2015. A fluorescent Arg–Gly–Asp (RGD) peptide–naphthalenediimide (NDI) conjugate for imaging integrin αvβ3in vitro. Chemical Communications, 51 (32), pp. 6901-6904.

Cougnon, F. B. L., Ponnuswamy, N., Pantos, G. D. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2015. Molecular motion of donor-acceptor catenanes in water. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 13 (10), pp. 2927-2930.

Lyall, C. L., Shotton, C. C., Pérez-salvia, M., Pantos, D. and Lewis, S. E., 2014. Direct core functionalisation of naphthalenediimides by iridium catalysed C–H borylation. Chemical Communications, 50 (89), pp. 13837-13840.

Ponnuswamy, N., Cougnon, F.B.L., Pantos, G. D. and Sanders, J.K.M., 2014. Homochiral and meso figure eight knots and a solomon link. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (23), pp. 8243-8251.

Tambara, K., Olsen, J.-C., Hansen, D. E. and Pantos, G. D., 2014. The thermodynamics of the self-assembly of covalently linked oligomeric naphthalenediimides into helical organic nanotubes. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12 (4), pp. 607-614.

Littlejohn, S., Nogaret, A., Prentice, G. and Pantos, D., 2013. Pressure sensing and electronic amplification with functionalized graphite silicone composite. Advanced Functional Materials, 23 (43), pp. 5398-5402.

Emmett, L., Prentice, G. M. and Pantos, G. D., 2013. Donor–acceptor interactions in chemistry. Annual Reports - Section B Organic Chemistry, 109, pp. 217-234.

Tambara, K. and Pantos, G. D., 2013. Conversion of aldoximes into nitriles and amides under mild conditions. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 11 (15), pp. 2466-2472.

Lyall, C., Uosis-Martin, M., Lowe, J., Mahon, M. F., Pantos, G. D. and Lewis, S. E., 2013. Aliphatic C–H activation with aluminium trichloride–acetyl chloride:Expanding the scope of the Baddeley reaction for the functionalisation of saturated hydrocarbons. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 11 (9), pp. 1468-1475.

Uosis-Martin, M., Pantos, G. D., Mahon, M. F. and Lewis, S. E., 2013. A model system for the synthesis of complanadine alkaloids by "diverted Kondrat'eva" oxazole-olefin cycloaddition. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 78 (12), pp. 6253-6263.

Postma, T.M., Galloway, W.R.J.D., Cougnon, F.B.L., Pantos, G. D., Stokes, J.E. and Spring, D.R., 2013. Dynamic combinatorial chemistry with novel dithiol building blocks:Towards new structurally diverse and adaptive screening collections. Synlett, 24 (6), pp. 765-769.

Ponnuswamy, N., Cougnon, F. B. L., Clough, J. M., Pantos, G. D. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2012. Discovery of an organic trefoil knot. Science, 338 (6108), pp. 783-785.

Cougnon, F.B.L., Ponnuswamy, N., Jenkins, N.A., Pantos, D. and Sanders, J.K.M., 2012. Structural parameters governing the dynamic combinatorial synthesis of catenanes in water. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (46), pp. 19129-19135.

Hu, Z., Pantoș, G. D., Kuganathan, N., Arrowsmith, R., Jacobs, R. M. J., Kociok-Köhn, G., O'Byrne, J., Jurkschat, K., Burgos, P., Tyrrell, R. M., Botchway, S. W., Sanders, J. K. M. and Pascu, S. I., 2012. Interactions between amino acid-tagged naphthalenediimide and single walled carbon nanotubes for the design and construction of new bioimaging probes. Advanced Functional Materials, 22 (3), pp. 503-518.

Cougnon, F. B. L., Jenkins, N. A., Pantoș, G. D. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2012. Templated dynamic synthesis of a [3]catenane. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 51 (6), pp. 1443-1447.

Ponnuswamy, N., Pantoș, G. D., Smulders, M. M. J. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2012. Thermodynamics of supramolecular naphthalenediimide nanotube formation: The influence of solvents, side chains, and guest templates. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (1), pp. 566-573.

Dash, J., Das, R. N., Hegde, N., Pantoș, G. D., Shirude, P. S. and Balasubramanian, S., 2012. Synthesis of bis-indole carboxamides as G-quadruplex stabilizing and inducing ligands. Chemistry - A European Journal, 18 (2), pp. 554-564.

Ponnuswamy, N., Stefankiewicz, A. R., Sanders, J. K. M. and Pantoș, G. D., 2012. Supramolecular Naphthalenediimide Nanotubes. Topics in Current Chemistry, 322, pp. 217-260.

Tambara, K. and Pantos, G. D., 2012. Supramolecular chemistry of donor–acceptor interactions. Annual Reports - Section B Organic Chemistry, 108, pp. 186-201.

Anderson, T. W., Pantos, G. D. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2011. Supramolecular chemistry of monochiral naphthalenediimides. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 9 (21), pp. 7547-7553.

Stefankiewicz, A. R., Tamanini, E., Pantos, G. D. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2011. Proton-driven switching between receptors for C60 and C70. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 50 (25), pp. 5725-5728.

Tambara, K., Ponnuswamy, N., Hennrich, G. and Pantos, G. D., 2011. Microwave-assisted synthesis of naphthalenemonoimides and N-desymmetrized naphthalenediimides. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 76 (9), pp. 3338-3347.

Dash, J., Waller, Z. A. E., Pantos, G. D. and Balasubramanian, S., 2011. Synthesis and binding studies of novel diethynyl-pyridine amides with genomic promoter DNA G-quadruplexes. Chemistry - A European Journal, 17 (16), pp. 4571-4581.

Cougnon, F. B. L., Au-Yeung, H. Y., Pantos, G. D. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2011. Exploring the formation pathways of donor-acceptor catenanes in aqueous dynamic combinatorial libraries. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133 (9), pp. 3198-3207.

Au-Yeung, H. Y., Pantos, G. D. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2011. Dynamic combinatorial donor-acceptor catenanes in water: Access to unconventional and unexpected structures. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 76 (5), pp. 1257-1268.

Au-Yeung, H. Y., Cougnon, F. B. L., Otto, S., Pantoș, G. D. and Sanders, J. K. M., 2010. Exploiting donor-acceptor interactions in aqueous dynamic combinatorial libraries: Exploratory studies of simple systems. Chemical Science, 1 (5), pp. 567-574.

Au-Yeung, H. Y., Pantoș, G. D. and Sanders, J. K., 2009. Molecular recognition and self-assembly special feature: Dynamic combinatorial synthesis of a catenane based on donor-acceptor interactions in water. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106 (26), pp. 10466-10470.

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