Prof Michael Turner - publications


List of publications


  • Crossley, D., Goh, R., Cid, J., Vitorica-Yrezabal, I., Turner, M., & Ingleson, M. (2017). Borylated Arylamine-Benzothiadiazole Donor-Acceptor Materials as Low LUMO, Low Band-Gap Chromophores. Organometallics. . Publication link: 443987ee-0201-4eb2-b746-1d98aeef24f5
  • Al-Zangana, S., Turner, M., & Dierking, I. (2017). A comparison between size dependent paraelectric and ferroelectric BaTiO3 nanoparticle doped nematic and ferroelectric liquid crystals. Journal of Applied Physics, 121(8). DOI: 10.1063/1.4976859. Publication link: abe68696-4fb4-42b1-82f9-c1789202a6a1


  • Al-Zangana, S., Iliut, M., Turner, M., Vijayaraghavan, A., & Dierking, I. (2016). Properties of a Thermotropic Nematic Liquid Crystal Doped with Graphene Oxide. Advanced Optical Materials, 4(10), 1541-1548. DOI: 10.1002/adom.201600351. Publication link: 28ec537e-b68c-4f49-8a23-052b6e5d9c01
  • Faraji, S., Danesh, E., Tate, D., Turner, M., & Majewski, L. A. (2016). Cyanoethyl cellulose-based nanocomposite dielectric for low-voltage, solution-processed organic field-effect transistors (OFETs). Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 49(18). DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/49/18/185102. Publication link: 3a76fd57-fd37-4a60-85f9-c4b85bb5bf16
  • Carrillo, J. A., Turner, M., & Ingleson, M. (2016). A General Protocol for the Polycondensation of Thienyl MIDABoronate Esters to Form High Molecular Weight Copolymers.Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(40), 13361-13368. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07666. Publication link: 44cf868a-0a7a-443e-90e0-0178876be69b
  • Crossley, D., Vitorica-Yrezabal, I., Humphries, M. J., Turner, M., & Ingleson, M. (2016). Highly Emissive Far Red / Near-IR Fluorophores Based on Borylated Fluorene-Benzothiadiazole Donor-Acceptor Materials. Chemistry - A European Journal, 22(35). DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602010. Publication link: 11f4eed9-1b8d-4e4b-aecc-cf8e09e8cbd3
  • Ayuso Carrillo, J., Turner, M., & Ingleson, M. (2016). A General Protocol for the Polycondensation of Thienyl N‑Methyliminodiacetic Acid Boronate Esters To Form High Molecular Weight Copolymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(40), 13361-13368. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07666. Publication link: 9ee9330e-edce-4570-b3ef-a435b6d1bccf
  • Al-Zangana, S., Iliut, M., Boran, G., Turner, M., Vijayaraghavan, A., & Dierking, I. (2016). Dielectric spectroscopy of isotropic liquids and liquid crystal phases with dispersed graphene oxide. Scientific Reports, 6, [31885]. DOI: 10.1038/srep31885. Publication link: 9241ca98-0c07-4a8a-b195-c2436faea439
  • Turner, M., Behrendt, J., Wrackmeyer, M. S., Urasinska-Wojcik, B., Das, D., Majewski, L., ... Jeannin, L. (2016).. Publication link: 7286c7da-7cf5-4da2-8299-4cc69d38dee0
  • Lidster, B., Kumar, D., Spring, A., Yu, C., Helliwell, M., Raftery, J., & Turner, M. (2016). Alkyl Substituted [2.2]Paracyclophane-­‐1,9-­‐dienes. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 14(25), 6079-6087. DOI: 10.1039/C6OB00885B . Publication link: ef23d3bf-191e-4553-8b55-68f37a7f9fcc
  • Behrendt, J. M., Esquivel Guzman, J. A., Purdie, L., Willcock, H., Morrison, J. J., Foster, A. B., ... Turner, M. L. (2016). Scalable synthesis of multicolour conjugated polymer nanoparticles via Suzuki-Miyaura polymerisation in a miniemulsion and application in bioimaging.Reactive & Functional Polymers, 107, 69-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2016.08.006. Publication link: f50c1736-dabb-474b-89b4-a418cd6cbc6c


  • Ayuso Carrillo, J., Ingleson, M. J., & Turner, M. (2015). Thienyl MIDA Boronate Esters as Highly Effective Monomers for Suzuki-Miyaura Polymerization Reactions. Macromolecules, 48(4), 979-986. DOI: 10.1021/ma502542g, 10.1021/ma502542g. Publication link: c9a621bc-fa8f-47d5-a32b-778b8a2536b4
  • Maluenda, I., Chen, M-T., Guest, D., Mark Roe, S., Turner, M. L., & Navarro, O. (2015). Room temperature, solventless telomerization of isoprene with alcohols using (N-heterocyclic carbene) palladium catalysts. Catal. Sci. Technol., 5(3), 1447-1451. . Publication link: d901592c-f680-4c10-b615-503a6270ebe8
  • Gromski, P. S., Xu, Y., Hollywood, K. A., Turner, M. L., & Goodacre, R. (2015). The influence of scaling metabolomics data on model classification accuracy. Metabolomics, 11(3), 684-695. DOI: 10.1007/s11306-014-0738-7. Publication link: afc8b697-8cd3-4ac8-9a30-cd51443920ad
  • Urasinska-Wojcik, B., Cocherel, N., Wilson, R., Burroughes, J., Opoku, J., Turner, M. L., & Majewski, L. A. (2015). 1 Volt organic transistors with mixed self-assembled monolayer/Al2O3 gate dielectrics. Organic Electronics, 26, 20-24. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.orgel.2015.07.009, 10.1016/j.orgel.2015.07.009. Publication link: 9bd920b9-9423-4642-a7b9-8e285550ea39
  • Crossley, D., Cade, I., Clark, E., Escande, A., Humphries, M. J., King, S. M., ... Turner, M. (2015). Enhancing electron affinity and tuning band gap in donor-acceptor organic semiconductors by benzothiadiazole directed C-H borylation. Chemical Science, 6(9), 5144-5151. DOI: 10.1039/c5sc01800e. Publication link: 565f99c1-a9ee-4098-925f-f3accde3a476
  • McCairn, M., Turner, M., Muenmart, D., Esquivel Guzman, J. A., Behrendt, J. M., & Foster, A. B. (2015). Patent No. WO2015052529A1.. Publication link: 553a692c-23ea-433d-b83b-6ad08e8c4234
  • Faraji, S., Turner, M., & Majewski, L. (2015).. Publication link: 6ccf455d-6f3f-47ab-8119-5a0e1817f06f
  • Gromski, P. S., Muhamadali, H., Ellis, D. I., Xu, Y., Correa, E., Turner, M. L., & Goodacre, R. (2015). A tutorial review: Metabolomics and partial least squares-discriminant analysis - a marriage of convenience or a shotgun wedding. Analytica Chimica Acta, 879, 10-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2015.02.012. Publication link: 72f6c73d-9f4c-4901-a6f8-7c0448ba9d56
  • Ayuso Carrillo, J., Ingleson, M., & Turner, M. (2015). Thiophene-derived MIDA boronate esters as highly effective monomers for synthesizing π-conjugated polymers by Suzuki-Miyaura polymerization. 12th International Symposium on Functional π-electron Systems, University of Washington, .. Publication link: 04374f7a-4a3f-4508-8804-7d08356d3507


  • Muenmart, D., Foster, A. B., Harvey, A., Chen, M-T., Navarro, O., Promarak, V., ... Turner, M. L. (2014). Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles by Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reactions in an Emulsion at Room Temperature.Macromolecules, 47(19), 6531-6539. DOI: 10.1021/ma501402h, 10.1021/ma501402h. Publication link: 10f8c730-9464-4e9f-af5f-a39560823471
  • Ayuso Carrillo, J., Ingleson, M., & Turner, M. (2014). Highly regioregular P3HT by Suzuki-Miyaura polycondensation of a novel MIDA boronate-derived monomer. Poster session presented at Faraday Discussions 174: Organic Photonics and Electronics, University of Strathclyde, .DOI: 10.1039/C4FD90074J. Publication link: 6e081abd-5f3b-41d7-b749-2306033c8fe0
  • Hazarika, P., Behrendt, J. M., Petersson, L., Wingren, C., & Turner, M. L. (2014). Photopatterning of self assembled monolayers on oxide surfaces for the selective attachment of biomolecules. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 53, 82-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2013.09.001. Publication link: 691c47dd-fd39-4bc6-bd7c-7db1a5b77ebb
  • Gromski, P., Xu, Y., Kotze, H., Correa, E., Ellis, D., Armitage, E., ... Goodacre, R. (2014). Influence of Missing Values Substitutes on Multivariate Analysis of Metabolomics Data. Metabolites, 4(2), 433-452. DOI: 10.3390/metabo4020433. Publication link: 56e718e2-865a-47dd-8106-8a6474afaa7b
  • Lidster, B. J., Behrendt, J. M., & Turner, M. L. (2014). Monotelechelic Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)s by Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerisation. Chemical Communications. . Publication link: 535a09e3-7277-46cd-b332-6d715031e091
  • Parry, A., Lu, K., Tate, D., Urasinska-Wojcik, B., Caras-Quintero, D., Majewski, L. A., & Turner, M. L. (2014). Trichlorosilanes as Anchoring Groups for Phenylene-Thiophene Molecular Monolayer Field Effect Transistors. Advanced Functional Materials, 24(42), 6677–6683. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401392. Publication link: 8c9f5bf9-aecb-4a90-b3cc-5aec5f2a0832
  • Gromski, P. S., Correa, E., Vaughan, A. A., Wedge, D. C., Turner, M. L., & Goodacre, R. (2014). A comparison of different chemometrics approaches for the robust classification of electronic nose data.Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 406(29), 7581-7590. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-014-8216-7. Publication link: 8d0460cd-de00-4aac-a461-f30580e2d6f6
  • Guest, D., Chen, M-T., Tizzard, G. J., Coles, S. J., Turner, M. L., & Navarro, O. (2014). [(1,3-Bis{2,6-bis(diphenylmethyl)-4-methylphenyl}imidazole-2-ylidene)PdCl 2(NEt 3)]: “Throwing Away” a Different Ancillary Ligand to Enhance the Catalytic Activity at Room Temperature. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2014(13), 2200-2203. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201400072. Publication link: d297da2e-4604-4e5d-aebd-a0e0b9271a58
  • Levick, M. T., Grace, I., Dai, S-Y., Kasch, N., Muryn, C., Lambert, C., ... Procter, D. J. (2014). A Sm(II)-mediated cascade approach to dibenzoindolo[3,2-b]carbazoles: synthesis and evaluation.Organic Letters, 16(8), 2292-2295. DOI: 10.1021/ol500841b, 10.1021/ol500841b. Publication link: cae7753e-07a3-4200-8df9-2542159eed19



  • Levick, M. T., Coote, S. C., Grace, I., Lambert, C., Turner, M. L., & Procter, D. J. (2012). Phase tag-assisted synthesis of benzo[ b ]carbazole end-capped oligothiophenes. Organic Letters, 14(22), 5744-5747. DOI: 10.1021/ol302748h. Publication link: f0080af6-cb15-4024-85c6-ee140cb0deb0
  • Sprick, R. S., Hoyos, M., Navarro, O., & Turner, M. L. (2012). Synthesis of poly(triarylamine)s by C-N coupling catalyzed by (N-heterocyclic carbene)-palladium complexes. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 72(5), 337-340. DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2012.02.008. Publication link: 6da33d5b-a6da-45f1-9070-f9d951081973
  • Horie, M., Kettle, J., Yu, C. Y., Majewski, L. A., Chang, S. W., Kirkpatrick, J., ... Turner, M. L. (2012). Cyclopentadithiophene-benzothiadiazole oligomers and polymers; Synthesis, characterisation, field-effect transistor and photovoltaic characteristics. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(2), 381-389. DOI: 10.1039/c1jm12449h. Publication link: 85299a14-2c94-4d96-9200-1f6c9b5ea64d
  • Hoyos, M., Sprick, R. S., Wang, C., Turner, M. L., & Navarro, O. (2012). (N-heterocyclic carbene)-Pd catalyzed synthesis of poly(triarylamine)s by Buchwald-Hartwig coupling of aryl chlorides. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 50(20), 4155-4160. DOI: 10.1002/pola.26239. Publication link: 28a94be5-9cef-4ccd-ba39-b30e73104dea


  • Kettle, J., Horie, M., Majewski, L. A., Saunders, B. R., Tuladhar, S., Nelson, J., & Turner, M. L. (2011). Optimisation of PCPDTBT solar cells using polymer synthesis with Suzuki coupling. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95(8), 2186-2193. DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.03.022. Publication link: 5fc57dbd-fbeb-4151-ac73-5050b8d42506
  • Yu, C. Y., Helliwell, M., Raftery, J., & Turner, M. L. (2011). Synthesis and ring-opening metathesis of tetraalkoxy-substituted [2.2]paracyclophane-1,9-dienes. Chemistry - A European Journal, 17(25), 6991-6997. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201003147. Publication link: 5a783d2c-5b58-40db-b5a2-fa84875d72cc
  • Chen, M. T., Vicic, D. A., Turner, M. L., & Navarro, O. (2011). (N-heterocyclic carbene)PdCl2(TEA) complexes: Studies on the effect of the "throw-away" ligand in catalytic activity. Organometallics, 30(18), 5052-5056. DOI: 10.1021/om200699p. Publication link: 6cdeb29b-f938-4de2-b23f-1b8b308b53c4
  • Behrendt, J. M., Benstead, M., Chaplin, A., Wilson, B., & Turner, M. L. (2011). Structural analysis of linear PEEK via MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Macromolecules, 44(22), 9054-9056. DOI: 10.1021/ma201580d. Publication link: 74eaedd5-2059-4672-b6f5-dc03e725a122
  • Hoyos, M., Turner, M. L., & Navarro, O. (2011). Recent advances in polythiophene synthesis by palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. Current Organic Chemistry, 15(18), 3263-3290. DOI: 10.2174/138527211797247996. Publication link: d8ae72c7-4db0-490c-aa08-00d1c4cc879e
  • Yu, C. Y., & Turner, M. L. (2011). Phenylenevinylene Homopolymers and Block Copolymers via Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization. Complex Macromolecular Architectures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Self-Assembly, 377-393. DOI: 10.1002/9780470825150.ch12. Publication link: e587e93a-fb8e-4eae-956b-697f3a9a14f0


  • Rhodes, R., Horie, M., Chen, H., Wang, Z., Turner, M. L., & Saunders, B. R. (2010). Aggregation of zinc oxide nanoparticles: From non-aqueous dispersions to composites used as photoactive layers in hybrid solar cells. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 344(2), 261-271. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2009.12.062. Publication link: eadfaf67-4ee7-4ffb-935a-633ee539d1a7
  • Kettle, J., Whitelegg, S., Song, A. M., Wedge, D. C., Kotacka, L., Kolarik, V., ... Turner, M. L. (2010). Fabrication of planar organic nanotransistors using low temperature thermal nanoimprint lithography for chemical sensor applications. Nanotechnology, 21(7), [075301]. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/21/7/075301. Publication link: b53a06cb-9cc1-4c7c-b0a9-19f5147c9dcb
  • Horie, M., Majewski, L. A., Fearn, M. J., Yu, C. Y., Luo, Y., Song, A., ... Turner, M. L. (2010). Cyclopentadithiophene based polymers - A comparison of optical, electrochemical and organic field-effect transistor characteristics. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20(21), 4347-4355. DOI: 10.1039/b924126d. Publication link: 2def14d2-0e88-4298-ae0e-7da56f524049
  • Madec, M. B., Morrison, J. J., Rabjohns, M., Turner, M. L., & Yeates, S. G. (2010). Effect of poly(triarylamine) molar mass distribution on organic field effect transistor behaviour. Organic Electronics: physics, materials, applications, 11(4), 686-691. DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2009.12.015. Publication link: 295b13a7-38c0-45ef-a345-f3beed74f9ad
  • Horie, M., Shen, I. W., Tuladhar, S. M., Leventis, H., Haque, S. A., Nelson, J., ... Turner, M. L. (2010). Poly(thienylenevinylene) prepared by ring-opening metathesis polymerization: Performance as a donor in bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic devices. Polymer, 51(7), 1541-1547. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.01.049. Publication link: 1c4943a0-e9c1-4bcb-972c-77fff7499a7c
  • Yu, C. Y., Horie, M., Spring, A. M., Tremei, K., & Turner, M. L. (2010). Homopolymers and block copolymers of p-phenylenevinylene-2, 5-diethylhexyloxy-p-phenylenevinylene and m-phenylenevinylene-2, 5diethylhexyloxy-p-phenylenevinylene by ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Macromolecules, 43(1), 222-232. DOI: 10.1021/ma901966g. Publication link: 80a546ed-68dc-47cf-89f4-578d82901bb9


  • Das, A., Dost, R., Richardson, T. H., Grell, M., Wedge, D. C., Kell, D. B., ... Turner, M. L. (2009). Low cost, portable, fast multiparameter data acquisition system for organic transistor odour sensors. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical: international journal devoted to research and development of physical and chemical transducers , 137(2), 586-591. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2009.01.006. Publication link: 6e552495-cc12-4994-92fa-6c4a25a3d9f6
  • Kettle, J., Whitelegg, S., Song, A. M., Madec, M. B., Yeates, S., Turner, M. L., ... Kolarik, V. (2009). Fabrication of poly(3-hexylthiophene) self-switching diodes using thermal nanoimprint lithography and argon milling. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 27(6), 2801-2804. DOI: 10.1116/1.3253606. Publication link: 72601b41-2c0d-45bd-8ca3-5c7ea9badfae
  • Rhodes, R., Asghar, S., Krakow, R., Horie, M., Wang, Z., Turner, M. L., & Saunders, B. R. (2009). Hybrid polymer solar cells: From the role colloid science could play in bringing deployment closer to a study of factors affecting the stability of non-aqueous ZnO dispersions. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 343(1-3), 50-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2009.01.028. Publication link: 772097f5-5485-484f-b179-2be8076ff911
  • Spring, A. M., Yu, C. Y., Horie, M., & Turner, M. L. (2009). MEH-PPV by microwave assisted ring-opening metathesis polymerisation. Chemical Communications, (19), 2676-2678. DOI: 10.1039/b901075k. Publication link: d932811e-7076-4813-8b1b-12c535cb95b4
  • Yu, C. Y., Kingsley, J. W., Lidzey, D. G., & Turner, M. L. (2009). Phenylenevinylene block copolymers via ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 30(22), 1889-1892. DOI: 10.1002/marc.200900345. Publication link: bab95eb5-859c-4b55-be77-b032c2f40934
  • Wedge, D. C., Das, A., Dost, R., Kettle, J., Madec, M. B., Morrison, J. J., ... Turner, M. L. (2009). Real-time vapour sensing using an OFET-based electronic nose and genetic programming. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical: international journal devoted to research and development of physical and chemical transducers , 143(1), 365-372. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2009.09.030. Publication link: fd3db5c4-411e-4019-b4e1-3279bc4bb405


  • Saunders, B. R., & Turner, M. L. (2008). Nanoparticle-polymer photovoltaic cells. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 138(1), 1-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2007.09.001. Publication link: 1a4c874e-94a5-4555-83d8-901821f384e2
  • Horie, M., Luo, Y., Morrison, J. J., Majewski, L. A., Song, A., Saunders, B. R., & Turner, M. L. (2008). Triarylamine polymers by microwave-assisted polycondensation for use in organic field-effect transistors. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18(43), 5230-5236. DOI: 10.1039/b808840c. Publication link: db0def46-347c-4352-9b05-65d6e3b9a619




  • Coppo, P., & Turner, M. L. (2005). Cyclopentadithiophene based electroactive materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 15(11), 1123-1133. DOI: 10.1039/b412143k. Publication link: e05c32be-066e-4d09-8235-158e4d27aec8
  • Schroeder, R., Majewski, L. A., Grell, M., Maunoury, J., Gautrot, J., Hodge, P., & Turner, M. (2005). Electrode specific electropolymerization of ethylenedioxythiophene: Injection enhancement in organic transistors. Applied Physics Letters, 87(11), [113501]. DOI: 10.1063/1.2035879. Publication link: da51a237-42d6-44c0-b536-a6227048fc68


  • Majewski, L. A., Schroeder, R., Grell, M., Glarvey, P. A., & Turner, M. L. (2004). High capacitance organic field-effect transistors with modified gate insulator surface. Journal of Applied Physics, 96(10), 5781-5787. . Publication link: a07a2ed8-3e96-4c11-8e35-f68a07d2987b

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