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Journal articles
University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Buchanan, H.S.; Pauff, S.P.; Kosmidis, T.K.; Taladriz-Sender, A.; Rutherford, O.I.; Hatit, M.Z.C.; Fenner, S.; Watson A.J.B.; Burley, G.A. "Modular, Step-Efficient Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Strategy To Access C6-Heteroaryl 2-Aminopurine Ribonucleosides" Organic Letters, 2017. [link]
Pauff, S.; Withers, J.M.; McKean, I.J.W.; Mackay, S.P.; Burley, G.A. "Synthetic biological approaches for RNA labelling and imaging: design principles and future opportunities" Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2017, 48, 153-158. [link]
Hatit, M.Z.C.; Seath, C.P.; Watson, J.B.; Burley, G.A. "A Strategy for Conditional Orthogonal Sequential CuAAC Reactions Using a Protected Aromatic Ynamine" Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2017. [link]
Hithell, G.; Gonzalez-Jimenez, M.; Greetham, G.M.; Donaldson, P.M.; Towrie, M.; Parker, A.W.; Burley, G.A.; Wynne, K.; Hunt, N.T. "An ultrafast 2D-IR and optical Kerr effect spectroscopy reveal the impact of duplex melting on the structural dynamics of DNA" Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, 19, 10333-10342. [link]
Sadler, J.C.; Humphreys, L.D.; Snajdrova, R.; Burley, G.A. "A Tandem Enzymatic sp2-C-Methylation Process: Coupling In situ S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine Formation with Methyl Transfer" ChemBioChem, 2017. [link]
Flynn, G.E.; withers, J.M.; Macias, G.; Sperling, J.R.; Henry, S.L.; Cooper, J.M.; Burley, G.A.; Clark, A.W. "Reversible DNA micro-patterning using the fluorous effect" Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 3094-3097. [link]
Seath, C.P.; Burley, G.A. & Watson, A.J.B. "Determining the Origin of Rate-Independent Chemoselectivity in CuAAC Reactions: An Alkyne-Specific Shift in Rate-Determining Step" Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 334-3318. [link]
Griffiths, R.J.; Burley, G.A. & Talbot, E.P.A. "Transition-metal-free amine oxidation: A chemoselective strategy for the late-stage formation of lactams" Organic Letters, 2017, 19, 870-873. [link]
Ramakers, L.A.I.; Hithell, G.; May, J.J.; Greetham, G.M.; Donaldson, P.M.; Towrie, M.; Parker, A.W.; Burley, G.A.; Hunt, N.T. "2D-IR spectroscopy shows that optimised DNA minor groove binding of Hoechst33258 follows an induced fit model" Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2017, 121, 1295-1303. [link]
Sadler, J.C.; Cung, C.H.; Mosley, J.E.; Burley, G.A.; Humphreys, L.D. "Structure and functional basis of C-methylation of coumarin scaffolds by NovO" ACS Chemical Biology, 2017, 12, 374-379 [link]
Reichenbach, L.F.; Sobri, A.A.; Zaccai, N.R.; Agnew, C.; Burton, N.; Eperon, L.P.; de Ornellas S.; Eperon, I.C.; Brady, R.L.; Burley, G.A. "Structural basis of the Mispairing of an artificially expanded genetic information system" Chem, 2016, 1, 946-958. [link]
Weldon, C.; Behm-Ansmant, I.; Hurley, L.H.; Burley, G.A.; Branlant, C.; Eperon, I.C.; Dominguez, C. "Identification of G-quadruplexes in functional RNAs using FOLDeR" Nature Chemical Biology, 2016, 13, 18-20. [link]
Hithell, G.; Shaw, D.J.; Donaldson, P.M.; Greetham, G.M.; Towrie, M.; Burley, G.A.; Parker, A.W.; Hunt, N.T. "Long-Range Vibrational Dynamics are Directed by Watson-Crick Base Pairing in Duplex DNA" Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2016, 120, 4009-4018. [link]
53. Hatit, M.Z.C.; Sadler, J.C.; McLean, L.A.; Whitehurst, B.C.; Seath, C.P.; Humphreys, L.D.; Young, R.J.; Watson, A.J.B.; Burley, G.A. "Chemoselective Sequential Click Ligations Directed by Enhanced Reactivity of an Aromatic Ynamine" Organic Letters, 2016, 18, 1694-1697. [link]
52. Henry, S., Withers, J.M., Singh, I., Cooper, J.M., Clark, A.W., Burley, G.A., Cogdell, R.J. "DNA-directed spatial assembly of photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins" Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2016, 14, 1359-1362. [link]
51. Pauff, S., Fallows, A.J., Mackay, S.P., Su, W., Cullis, P.M., Burley, G.A. "Manual Solid-Phase Synthesis of Pyrrole Imidazole Polyamides" Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry, 2015, 63:8.11.1-8.11.14. [link]
50. Fang, L., Pan, Z., Cullis, P.M., Burley, G.A., Su. W. "Automated Synthesis of Pyrrole Imidazole Polyamides" Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry, 2015, 63:8.10.1-8.10.41. [link]
49. Kashmery, H.A., Thompson, D.G., Dondi, R., Mabbott, S., Graham, D., Clark, A.W., Burley, G.A. "SERS Enhancement of Silver Nanoparticles Prepared by a Template-Directed Triazole Ligand Strategy" Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 13028-13031. [link]
48. Fang, L., Yao, G., Pan, Z., Wu, C., Wang, H-S., Burley, G.A., Su, W. "Fully Automated Synthesis of DNA-Binding Py-Im Polyamides Using a Triphosgene Coupling Strategy" Organic Letters, 2015, 17, 158-161. [link]
47. Fallows, A.J., Singh, I., Dondi, R., Cullis, P.M. Burley, G.A. "Highly efficient synthesis of DNA-binding polyamides using a convergent fragment-based approach" Organic Letters, 2014, 16, 4654-4657. [link]
46. Kashmery, H.A., Clark, A.W., Fallows, A.J., Cullis, P.M. Burley, G.A. "Defining the Structural Parameters of Triazole Ligands in the Templated Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles" European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, 28, 4886-4895. [link]
45. Smith, L.D., Dickinson, R.L, Lucas,C.M., Cousins, A., Malygin, A.A., Weldon, C., Perrett, A.J., Bottrill, A.R., Searle, M.S., Burley, G.A.*, Eperon, I.C.* "A targeted oligonucleotide enhancer of SMN2 exon 7 splicing forms competing quadruplex and protein complexes in functional conditions" Cell Reports, 2014, 9, 193-205. [link]
44. Graciotti, M., Alam, M., Solyakov, L., Schmid, R., Burley, G., Bottrill, A.R., Doerig, C., Cullis, P., Tobin, A.B. "Malaria Protein Kinase CK2 (PfCK2) Shows Novel Mechanisms of Regulation" PLOS One, 2014, 9, e85391. [link]
43. Kubiak-Ossowska, K., Burley, G., Patwardhan, S.V., Mulheran, P.A. "Spontaneous Membrane-Translocating Peptide Adsorption at Silica Surfaces: A Molecular Dynamics Study" Journal Physical Chemistry B, 2013, 117, 14666-14675. [link]
42. Haughey, A-M., Guilhabert, B., Kanibolotsky, A.L., Skabara, P.J., Dawson, M.D., Burley, G.A., Laurand, N. "An oligofluorene truxene based distributed feedback laser for biosensing applications" Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2013, 54, 679-86. [link]
41. Haughey, A-M., Guilhabert, B., Skabara, P.J., Burley, G.A., Dawson, M.D., Laurand, N. "An organic semiconductor laser based on star-shaped truxene-core oligomers for refractive index sensing" Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2013, 185,132-139. [link]
40. Su, W., Bagshaw, C.R., Burley, G.A. "Addressable and unidirectional energy transfer along a DNA three-way junction programmed by pyrrole-imidazole polyamides" Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1883. [link]
39. Singh, I., Wendeln, C., Clarke, A.W., Cooper, J.M., Ravoo B.J., Burley, G.A. "Sequence-selective detection of double-stranded DNA sequences using pyrrole-imidazole polyamide microarrays" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 3449-3457. [link]
38. Perrett, A.J.; Dickinson, R.L.; Krpetic, Z., Brust, M.; Lewis, H.; Eperon, I.C.; Burley, G.A. "Conjugation of PEG and gold nanoparticles to increase the accessibility and valency of tethered RNA splicing enhancers" Chemical Science, 2013, 4, 257-265. [link]
37. Binns, C.; Prieto, P.; Baker, S.; Howes, P.; Dondi, R.; Burley, G.; Lari, L.; Kroeger, R.; Pratt, A.; Aktas, S.; Mellon, J.K. "Preparation of hydrosol suspensions of elemental and core–shell nanoparticles by co-deposition with water vapour from the gas-phase in ultra-high vacuum conditions" Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2012, 14, 1136. [link]
36. Lewis, H.; Perrett, A.J.; Burley, G.A.; Eperon, I.C. "An RNA splicing enhancer that does not act by looping" Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 39, 9800-9803. [link]
35. Wendeln, C., Singh, I, Rinnen, S., Schulz, C., Arlinghaus, H.F., Burley, G.A., Ravoo B.J. "Orthogonal, metal-free surface modification by strain-promoted azide-alkyne and nitrile oxide-alkene/alkyne cycloadditions" Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 2479-2484. [link]
34. Krpetic, Z., Singh, I., Su, W., Guerrini, L., Faulds, K., Burley, G.A., Graham, D. "Directed Assembly of DNA-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles Using Pyrrole-Imidazole Polyamides" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 8536-8539. [link]
33. Zon, V. B., Burley, G.A., Rant, U. "Photo-induced growth of DNA-capped silver nanoparticles"  Nanotechnology, 2012, 23, 115607. [link]
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32. Burley, G.A., Boutadla, Y., Davies, D.L., Singh, K. "Triazoles from N-alkynylheterocycles and their coordination to Iridium"  Organometallics, 2012, 31, 1112-1117. [link]
31. Dondi, R., Su, W., Griffith, G.A., Clark, G. Burley, G.A.* "Highly size and shape-controlled synthesis of silver nanoparticles via a templated Tollens reaction"  Small, 2012, 770-776. [link]
30. Su, W., Bonnard, V.B., Burley, G.A. "DNA-templated photonic arrays and assemblies: Design principles and future opportunities"  Chemistry - A European Journal, 2011, 17, 7982-7991.[link]
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
29. Su, W., Schuster, M., Bagshaw, C.R., Rant, U., Burley, G.A. "Site-specific assembly of DNA-based photonic wires by using programmable polyamides"  Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 2712-2715. [link]
28. O'Brien, M. & Burley G.A., "Highlights from the 45th EUCHEM Conference on Sterochemistry, Bürgenstock, Switzerland, May 2010" Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 7868-7871. [link]
27. Burley, G. A., Davies, D. L., Griffith, G. A., Lee, M., Singh, K., "Cu-Catalyzed N-Alkynylation of Imidazoles, Benzimidazoles, Indazoles, and Pyrazoles Using PEG as Solvent Medium" The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2010, 75, 980-983. [link]
26. Su, W., Gray, S. J., Dondi, R., Burley, G. A., "Highly Efficient Synthesis of DNA-Binding Hairpin Polyamides via the Use of a New Triphosgene Coupling Strategy" Organic Letters, 2009, 11, 3910-3913. [link]
25. Berti, L., Burley, G. A., "Nucleic acid and nucleotide-mediated synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles" Nature Nanotechnology, 2008, 3, 81-87. [link]
Ludwigs-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
24. Fischler, M., Sologubenko, A., Mayr, J., Clever, G., Burley, G. A., Gierlich, J., Carell, T., Simon, U., “Chain-like assembly of gold nanoparticles on artificial DNA templates via ‘click chemistry’” Chemical Communications, 2008, 169-171. [link]
This work is featured in Chemical Science Magazine, 2008 (
23. Wirges, C. T., Gramlich, P. M. E., Gutsmiedl, K., Gierlich J., Burley, G. A., Carell, T., “Pronounced Effect of DNA Hybridization on Click Reaction Efficiency” QSAR & Combinatorial Science, 2007, 11-12, 1159-1164. [link]
22. Gierlich, J., Gutsmiedl, K., Gramlich, P. M. E., Schmidt, A., Burley, G. A., Carell, T. “Synthesis of Highly Modified DNA by a Combina tion of PCR with Alkyne-Bearing Triphosphates and Click Chemistry” Chemistry – A European Journal, 2007, 13, 9486-9494. [link]
21. Rozkiewicz, D. I., Gierlich, J., Burley, G. A., Gutsmiedl, K., Carell, T., Ravoo, B. J., Reinhoudt, D. N. “Transfer Printing of DNA by “Click” Chemistry” ChemBioChem., 2007, 8, 1997-2002. [link]
20. Hammond, D. M., Gierlich, J., Azov, V. A., Gramlich, P.M.E., Burley, G. A., Carell, T. “DNA Photography: an ultrasensitive DNA detection method based on the chemistry of photography” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2007, 46, 4184-4187. [link]
19. Fischler, M., Simon, U., Nir H., Eichen, Y., Burley, G. A., Gierlich, J., Gramlich, P. M. E., Carell, T.  “Formation of Bimetallic Ag/Au-Nanowires by Metallization of Artificial DNA-Duplexes”.  Small. 2007, 6, 909-914. [link]
18. Gierlich, J., Burley, G. A., Gramlich, P., Hammond, D. M., Carell, T.  “Click chemistry as a reliable method for the high-density functionalisation of alkyne-modified oligodeoxyribonucleotides.”  Organic Letters, 2006, 8, 3639-3642.[link] 
This work is featured as a most cited paper on the American Chemical Society website.
17. Burley, G. A., Gierlich, J., Mofid, M.R., Carell, T.  "Directed DNA Metallisation."  Journal of the American Chemical Society  2006, 128, 1398-1399. [link]
This work is featured as an Editor's Choice in Science 2006 (DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5760.437c), and is listed as a most cited paper on the American Chemical Society website. (see
University of Sussex, United Kingdom
16. Chaker, L., Ball, G. E., Williams, J. R., Burley, G. A., Hawkins, B. C., Keller, P. A., Pyne, S. G., "Regioselective Synthesis of Novel e-Edge-[60]fullerenylmethanodihydropyrroles and 1,2-Dihydromethano[60]fullerenes."  European Journal of Organic Chemistry.  2005, 24, 5158-5162.[link]
15. Ball, G. E., Burley, G. A., Chaker, L., Hawkins, B. C., Williams, J. R., Keller, P. A., Pyne, S. G.  "Structural reassignment of the mono- and bis-addition products from the addition reactions of N-(diphenylmethylene)glycinate esters to [60]fullerene under Bingel conditions."  Journal of Organic Chemistry.  2005, 70, 8572-8574.[link]
14. Guldi, D.M., Marcaccio M., Paoloucci, F., Paolucci, D., Ramey, J., Taylor, R., Burley, G. A.,  "Fluorinated Fluorofullerenes:  Sources of Donor-Acceptor Dyads with [18]-Trannulene Acceptors for Energy and Electron Transfer Reactions."  Journal of Physical Chemistry A.  2005, 109, 9723-9730.[link]
13. Burley, G. A.*  "In-plane aromatic trannulenes: candidates for harvesting light energy."  Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2005, 44, 3176-3178. [link]
12. Burley, G. A., Darwish, A. D., Street, J. M., Taylor, R.  "Novel formation of a fluorinated aziridino [60]fullerene."  Tetrahedron Letters  2004, 45, 3617-3619.[link]
11. Burley, G. A.*, Avent, A. G., Gol'dt, I. V., Hitchcock, P. B., Al-Matar, H., Paolucci, D., Paolucci, F., Fowler, P. W., Soncini, A., Street, J. M., Taylor, R.*  "Design and synthesis of multi-component 18π annulenic fluorofullerene ensembles suitable for donor-acceptor applications."  Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry  2004, 2, 319-329.[link]
10. Burley, G. A., Fowler, P. W., Soncini, A., Sandall, J. P. B., Taylor, R.  "A diatropic ring current in a fluorofullerene trannulene." Chemical Communications 2003, 3042-3043.[link]
9. Burley, G. A.*; Avent, A. G.; Boltalina, O.V.; Drewello, T.; Gol'dt, I.V.; Marcacio, M.; Paolucci, F., Paolucci, D.; Street, J. M.; Taylor, R*.  "Synthesis of 18π annulenic fluorofullerenes from tertiary carbanions: size matters!" Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2003, 11,  2015-2023.[link]
8. Burley, G. A.; Avent, A. G.; Boltalina, O.V.; Gol'dt, I.V.; Guldi, D.; Marcaccio, M.; Paolucci, D.; Paolucci, F.; Taylor, R. "Long-lived charge separation in a fluorinated fullerene donor-acceptor ensemble." Chemical Communications 2003, 148-149. [link]
University of Wollongong, Australia
7. Burley, G. A.; Keller, P. A.; Pyne, S. G.; Ball, G. E. "Synthesis and characterisation of mono- and bis-methano[60]fullerenyl amino acid derivatives and their reductive ring-opening retro-Bingel reactions." Journal of Organic Chemistry 2002, 67, 8316-8330.[link]
6. Owen, E. A.; Burley, G. A.; Carver, J. A.; Wickham, G.; Keniry, M. A. "Structural investigation of the hedamycin : d(ACCGGT)(2) complex by NMR and restrained molecular dynamics." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2002, 290, 1602-1608.[link]
5. Burley, G. A.; Keller, P. A.; Pyne, S. G.; Ball, G. E. "Tandem reductive ring opening-retro-Bingel reactions of bismethano[60]fullerenes to give 1,2- dihydro[60]fullerylglycines."Chemical Communications 2001, 563-564.[link]
4. Burley, G. A.; Keller, P. A.; Pyne, S. G.; Ball, G. E. "Unequivocal assignment of the fullerene carbons of diethyl 1,2-methano[60]fullerene 61,61-dicarboxylate using 2D INADEQUATE NMR spectroscopy." Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 2001, 39, 466-470.[link]
3. Burley, G. A.; Keller, P. A.; Pyne, S. G.; Ball, G. E. "Unexpected regiochemistry of a tethered bismethano[60]fullerene." Chemical Communications 2000, 1717-1718.[link]
Featured as a “Hot Paper” on the Chemical Communications homepage.
2. Burley, G. A.; Keller, P. A.; Pyne, S. G.  "[60]Fullerene amino acids and related derivatives."  Fullerene Science and Technology 1999, 7, 973-1001.
1. Burley, G. A.; Keller, P. A.; Pyne, S. G.; Ball, G. E. "Synthesis of a 1,2-dihydro[60]fullerylglycine derivative by a novel cyclopropane ring opening of a methano[60]fullerene." Chemical Communications 1998, 2539-2540.[link]
Conference papers
6. Burley, G. A.*; Gierlich, J.; Gramlich, P., Hammond, D.M.; Carell, T. "Directed DNA metallisation: Towards the construction of rationally designed conductive nano-devices."  American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings. (2006), 859(DNA-Based Nanoscale Integration), 45-53..
5. Mozer, A.; Sariciftci, N.; Osterbacka, R; Juka, G.; Burley, G. A.; Taylor, R.  "Photo-CELIV: A novel technique to study charge transport and recombination in conjugated polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunctions."  The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series.  (2005).
4. Burley, G. A.; Gierlich, J., Mofid, M. R., Hammond, D. M., Carell, T.  "New labelling strategies for the sensitive detection of nucleic acids." Collection Symposium Series, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, (2005),7(Chemistry of Nucleic Acid Components), 229-232.
3. Burley, G. A.*, Darwish, A.D., Street, J.M., Taylor, R.  "Novel Formation of a Fluorinated Aziridino[60]Fullerene."  Fullerenes and Nanotubes: Materials for the new chemical frontier.  145-151.  Eds P.V. Kamat; D.M. Guldi; F.D’Souza.  The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series.  Volume 14, Pennington, NJ (2004).
2. Burley, G. A.*; Avent, A.G.; Boltalina, O.V.; Gol’dt, I.V.; Kuvytchko, I.; Pascuale, F.; Taylor, R. "Synthesis and characterisation of trannulated fluorofullerenes: A new generation of donor-acceptor materials." The Exciting World of Nanocages and Nanotubes. 225-233. Eds. P.V. Kamat; D.M. Guldi; K.M. Kadish. The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series, Volume 12, Pennington, NJ (2002).
1. Keller, P. A.; Burley, G. A.; Pyne, S. G.; Ball, G. E. "Synthesis and NMR characterisation of Mono- and Bis- Methano[60]fulleryl amino acid derivatives and their reductive ring-opening-retro-Bingel reactions." The Exciting World of Nanocages and Nanotubes. 298-306. Eds. P.V. Kamat; D.M. Guldi; K.M. Kadish. The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series, Volume 12, Pennington, NJ (2002).
Book chapters
3. Withers, J.M.; Padroni, G.; Pauff, S.; Clark, A.W.; Mackay, S.P.; Burley, G.A. “Minor Groove Binders as Therapeutic Agents” in Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering (2016) Elsevier. [link]
3. Burley. G.A. “DNA-Based Construction of Molecular Photonic Devices” in DNA in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanotechnology (2015) ISBN 978-1-118-69686-6. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [link]
2. Taylor, R. and Burley. G.A.* “Production, isolation and purification of fullerenes” in Fullerenes: Principles and applications. Editors: Nierengarten, J.-F. and de la Puente, F.L. Royal Society of Chemistry, (2006)
ISBN 0 85404 551 1.
1. Burley, G. A. and Taylor, R. "Manganese Trifluoride". e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (2004).
2. Su, W..; Burley, G. A.; "New process and new compounds." (2010), WO2010/125382 PCT/GB2010/050687 [link]
1. Schwoegler, A.; Carell, T.; Burley, G. A.; Gierlich, J.; Mofid, M. R.."Labeling strategies for the sensitive detection of nucleic acid analytes by metal deposition." PCT Int. Appl. (2006), 103pp. CODEN: PIXXD2 WO 2006117161 A2 20061109 CAN 145:484431 AN 2006:1177310 [link]