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1) Y. Zang, I. Stone, M. S. Inkpen, F. Ng, T. H. Lambert, C. Nuckolls, M. L. Steigerwald, X. Roy, L. Venkataraman, “In situ coupling of single molecules driven by Au-catalyzed electrooxidation” (submitted)

Refereed Journal Articles

17)    M. S. Inkpen*, Z.-F. Liu, H. Li, L. M. Campos, J. B. Neaton and L. Venkataraman*, “Non-chemisorbed gold-sulfur binding prevails in self-assembled monolayers”, Nature Chem., 2019, DOI: 10.1038/s41557-019-0216-y [link] [Altmetric]


16)    G. Lovat, E. A. Doud, D. Lu, G. Kladnik, M. S. Inkpen, M. L. Steigerwald, D. Cvetko, M. S. Hybertsen, A. Morgante, X. Roy, L. Venkataraman, “Determination of the structure and geometry of N-heterocyclic carbenes on Au(111) using high-resolution spectroscopy”, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 930 [link] [Altmetric]

16 - Chem Sci 2019

15)   E. A. Doud†, M. S. Inkpen†, G. Lovat, E. Montes, D. W. Paley, M. L. Steigerwald, H. Vázquez*, L. Venkataraman* and X. Roy*,  “In Situ Formation of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Bound Single-Molecule Junctions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 8944 [link] [Altmetric]

15 - JACS 2018

14)   H. Li, T. A. Su, M. Camarasa-Gómez, D. Hernangómez-Pérez, S. E. Henn, V. Pokorný, C. D. Caniglia, M. S. Inkpen, R. Korytár, M. L. Steigerwald*, C. Nuckolls*, F. Evers* and L. Venkataraman*, “Silver Makes Better Electrical Contacts to Thiol Terminated Silanes than Gold”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 14145 [link] [Altmetric]

14 - ACIE 2017

13)   R. Leber, L. E. Wilson, P. Robaschik, M. S. Inkpen, D. Payne, N. J. Long, T. Albrecht, C. F. Hirjibehedin and Sandrine Heutz,* “High Vacuum Deposition of Biferrocene Thin Films on Room Temperature Substrates”, Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 8663 [link]

13 - Chem Mater 2017

12)   H. Li, M. H. Garner, T. A. Su, A. Jensen, M. S. Inkpen, M. L. Steigerwald*, L. Venkataraman*, G. C. Solomon* and C. Nuckolls*, “Extreme conductance suppression in molecular siloxanes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 10212 [link] [Altmetric]

12 - JACS 2017

11)   O. A. Al-Owaedi, S. Bock, D. Costa-Milan, M. Oerthel, M. S. Inkpen, D. S. Yufit, A. N. Sobolev, N. J. Long, T. Albrecht, S. Higgins, M. R. Bryce, R. J. Nichols*, C. Lambert* and P. J. Low*, “Insulated molecular wires: inhibiting orthogonal contacts in metal complex based molecular junctions”, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 9902 [link] [Altmetric]

11 - Nanoscale 2017

10)   M. S. Inkpen*, Y. R. Leroux, P. Hapiot, L. M. Campos, L. Venkataraman*, “Reversible on-surface wiring of resistive circuits”, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 4340 [link] [Altmetric]


9)    M. Lemmer, M. S. Inkpen, K. Kornysheva, N. J. Long and T. Albrecht*, “Unsupervised vector-based classification of single-molecule charge transport data”, Nature Commun., 2016, 7, 12922 [link] [Altmetric]


8)    M. S. Inkpen, S. Scheerer, M. Linseis, A. J. P. White, R. F. Winter, T. Albrecht* and N. J. Long*, “Oligomeric ferrocene rings”, Nature Chem., 2016, 8, 825 [link] [Altmetric]


7)    M. S. Inkpen, A. J. P. White, T. Albrecht* and N. J. Long*, “Complexes comprising ‘dangling’ phosphorous arms and tri(hetero)metallic butenynyl moieties”, J. Organomet. Chem., 2016, 812, 145 [link] [Altmetric]


6)    M. S. Inkpen†, S. Du†, M. Hildebrand, A. J. P. White, N. M. Harrison, T. Albrecht* and N. J. Long*, “The unusual redox properties of fluoroferrocenes revealed through a comprehensive study of the haloferrocenes”, Organometallics,  2015, 34, 5461 [link] [Altmetric]


5)    M. S. Inkpen*, M. Lemmer, N. Fitzpatrick, D. Costa-Milan, R. J. Nichols, N. J. Long* and T. Albrecht*, “New insights into single-molecule junctions using a robust, unsupervised approach to data collection and analysis”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 9971 [link] [Altmetric]


4)    M. S. Inkpen, A. J. P. White, T. Albrecht* and N. J. Long*, “Avoiding problem reactions at the ferrocenyl-alkyne motif: a convenient synthesis of model, redox-active complexes for molecular electronics”, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 15287 [link] [Altmetric]


3)    M. S. Inkpen, T. Albrecht* and N. J. Long*, “Branched redox-active complexes for the study of novel charge transport processes”, Organometallics, 2013, 32, 6053 [link] [Altmetric]

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2)    M. S. Inkpen, A. J. P. White, T. Albrecht* and N. J. Long*, “Rapid Sonogashira cross-coupling of iodoferrocenes and the unexpected cyclo-oligomerization of 4-ethynylphenylthioacetate”, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5663 [link] [Altmetric]


1)    M. S. Inkpen, S. Du, M. Driver, T. Albrecht* and N. J. Long*, “Oxidative purification of halogenated ferrocenes”, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 2813 [link] [Altmetric]


Non-Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

2)    M. S. Inkpen and N. J. Long*, “Metal σ–alkynyl complexes as molecular wires: a comparative study of electron density and delocalisation” in Molecular Design and Applications of Photofunctional Polymers and Materials, ed. W. -Y. Wong and A. S. Abd-El-Aziz, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012, ch. 4, pp 85-129 (book chapter) [link] [Altmetric]

1)    M. S. Inkpen and T. Albrecht*, “Probing electron transport in proteins at room temperature with single-molecule precision”, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 13 (perspective article) [link] [Altmetric]

* indicates corresponding author(s), † indicates co-first authors (equal contribution).


2)    M. S. Inkpen, “Branched complexes for molecular electronics”, Ph.D. Thesis, Imperial College London, 2013 [pdf]

1)    M. S. Inkpen, “The controlled release of volatile organic molecules from dry paint films”, M.Chem. Thesis, Durham University, 2008