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2018

87. Unravelling the photoprotection properties of mycosporine amino acid Motifs
J. Woolley, M. Staniforth, M.D. Horbury, G. Richings, M. Wills and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9 (2018) 3043-3048

86. Gas-solution phase transient absorption study of the plant sunscreen derivative methyl sinapate
L.A. Baker, M. Staniforth, A.L. Flourat, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
ChemPhotoChem, 2 (2018) 1-7

85. Entrapment and rigidification of adenine by a photo-cross-linked thymine network leads to fluorescent polymer nanoparticles
Z. Hua, T.R. Wilks, R. Keogh, G. Herwig, V.G. Stavros and R.K. O'Reilly
Chem. Mater., 30 (2018) 1408-1416

84. From fundamental science to product: a bottom-up approach to sunscreen development
N.D.N. Rodgrigues and V.G. Stavros
Science Progress, 101 (2018) 8-31

83. Investigating isomer specific photoprotection in a model plant sunscreen
M. D. Horbury, A.L. Flourat, S.E. Greenough, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Comm., 54 (2018) 936-939

82. Spectroscopic Studies on Photoinduced Reactions of the Anticancer Prodrug, trans,trans,trans-[Pt(N3)2(OH)2(py)2]
R.R. Vernooij, T. Joshi, M.D. Horbury, B. Graham, E.I. Izgorodina, V.G. Stavros, P.J. Sadler, L. Spiccia and B.R. Wood
Chem. Eur. J., 24 (2018) 5790-5803

81. Photophysics of the sunscreen ingredient menthyl anthranilate and its precursor methyl anthranilate: a bottom-up approach to photoprotection
N.D.N. Rodrigues, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, M.D. Horbury, M. Staniforth, T.N.V. Karsili, Y. Peperstraete and V.G. Stavros
Photochem. Photobiol. A, 353 (2018) 376-384

2017

80. Controlled fabrication of osmium nanocrystals by electron, laser and microwave irradiation and characterisation by microfocus X-ray absorption spectroscopy
A. Pitto-Barry, T. Geraki, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros, J.F.W. Mosselmans, R.I. Walton, P.J. Sadler and N.P.E. Barry
Chem. Comm., 53 (2017) 12898-12901

79. A first step towards a universal fluorescent probe: unravelling the photodynamics of an amino-maleimide fluorophore
M. Staniforth, W.D. Quan, T.N.V. Karsili, L.A. Baker, R.K.O'Reilly and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A., 121 (2017) 6357-6365

78. Elucidating nuclear motions in a plant sunscreen during photoisomerization, through solvent viscosity effects
M.D. Horbury, W.D. Quan, A.L. Flourat, F. Allais and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19 (2017) 21127-21131

77. Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of the sunscreen constituent ethylhexyl triazone
L.A. Baker, S. Clark, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8 (2017) 2113-2118

76. Photoprotection: extending lessons learned from studying natural sunscreens to the design of artificial sunscreen constituents
L.A. Baker, B. Marchetti, T.N.V. Karsili, V.G. Stavros and M.N.R. Ashfold
Chem. Soc. Rev., 46 (2017) 3770-3791

75. Photoisomerization of ethyl ferulate: a solution phase transient absorption study
M.D. Horbury, L.A. Baker, N.D.N. Rodrigues, W.D. Quan and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Phys. Lett., 673 (2017) 62-67

74. Ultrafast dissociation dynamics of 2-ethylpyrrole
N.C. Cole-Filipiak, M. Staniforth, N. das Neves Rodrigues, Y. Peperstraete and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A., 121 (2017) 969-976

73. Combatting AMR: photoactivatable ruthenium(II)-isoniazid complex exhibits rapid selective antimycobacterial activity
N.A. Smith, P. Zhang, S.E. Greenough, M.D. Horbury, G.J. Clarkson, D. McFeely, A. Habtemariam, L. Salassa, V.G. Stavros, C.G. Dawson and P.J. Sadler
Chem. Sci., 8 (2017) 395-404

2016

72. Photophysics of sunscreen molecules in the gas-phase: a stepwise approach towards understanding and developing next generation sunscreens
N.D.N. Rodrigues, M. Staniforth and V.G. Stavros
Proc. R. Soc. A., 472 (2016) 1-29

71. A perspective on the ultrafast photochemistry of solution-phase sunscreen molecules
L.A. Baker, S.E. Greenough and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7 (2016) 4655-4665

70. Ultrafast photophysical studies of a multicomponent sunscreen: oxybenzone-titanium dioxide mixtures
L.A. Baker, L.C. Grosvenor, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Phys. Lett., 664 (2016) 39-43

69. Bottom-up excited state dynamics of two cinnamate-based sunscreen filter molecules
Y. Peperstraete, M. Staniforth, L.A. Baker, N. das Neves Rodrigues, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, W.D. Quan and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18 (2016) 28140-28149

68. Observing and understanding the ultrafast photochemistry in small molecules: applications to sunscreens
L.A. Baker and V.G. Stavros
Science Progress, 99 (2016) 282-311

67. Towards elucidating the photochemistry of the sunscreen filter ethyl ferulate using time-resolved gas-phase spectroscopy
N. das Neves Rodrigues, M. Staniforth, J.D. Young, Y. Peperstraete, N.C. Cole-Filipiak, J.R. Gord, P.S. Walsh, D.M. Hewett, T.S. Zwier and V.G. Stavros
Faraday Discuss., 194 (2016) 709-729

66. Photodynamics of potent antioxidants: ferulic and caffeic acids
M.D. Horbury, L.A. Baker, W.D. Quan, S.E. Greenough and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18 (2016) 17691-17697

65. Extreme population inversion in the fragments formed by UV photoinduced S–H bond fission in 2-thiophenethiol
R.A. Ingle, T.N.V. Karsili, G.J. Dennis, M. Staniforth, V.G. Stavros and M.N.R. Ashfold
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18 (2016) 11401-11410

64. Ultrafast photoprotective properties of the sunscreening agent octocrylene
L.A. Baker, M.D. Horbury and V.G. Stavros
Opt. Express, 24 (2016) 10700-10709

63. Ultrafast photoprotecting sunscreens in natural plants
L.A. Baker, M.D. Horbury, S.E. Greenough, F. Allais, P.S. Walsh, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7 (2016) 56-61

62. Excited-state dynamics of a two-photon-activatable ruthenium prodrug
S.E. Greenough, M.D. Horbury, N.A. Smith, P.J. Sadler, M.J. Paterson and V.G. Stavros
ChemPhysChem., 17 (2016) 221-224
Back Cover Issue

61. Retaining individualities: the photodynamics of self-ordering porphyrin assemblies
W.D. Quan, A. Pitto-Barry, L.A. Baker, E. Stulz, R. Napier, R.K. O’Reilly and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Comm., 52 (2016) 1938-1941

60. Gas-phase femtosecond particle spectroscopy: a bottom-up approach to nucleotide dynamics
V.G. Stavros and J. R. R. Verlet
Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem., 67 (2016) 211-232

2015

59. Probing rotational motion in 4-tert-butylcatechol through H-atom photofragmentation: Deviations from axial recoil
M. Staniforth, J.D. Young and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A., 119 (2015) 12131-12137

58. Broadband ultrafast photoprotection by oxybenzone across the UVB and UVC spectral regions
L.A. Baker, M.D. Horbury, S.E. Greenough, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 14 (2015) 1814-1820

57. Bridging the gap between the gas phase and solution phase: solvent specific photochemistry in 4-tert-Butylcatechol
M.D. Horbury, L.A. Baker, W.D. Quan, J.D. Young, M. Staniforth, S.E. Greenough and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A., 119 (2015) 11989-11996

56. Torsional motion of the chromophore catechol following the absorption of ultraviolet light
J.D. Young, M. Staniforth, M.J. Paterson and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Rev. Lett., 114 (2015) 233001(1-5)

55. Aminomaleimide fluorophores: A simple functional group with bright, solvent dependent emission
A.B. Mabire, M.P. Robin, W.D. Quan, H. Wilcock, V.G. Stavros and R.K. O’Reilly
Chem. Comm., 51 (2015) 9733-9736

54. Probing the ultrafast energy dissipation mechanism of the sunscreen oxybenzone after UVA irradiation
L.A. Baker, M.D. Horbury, S.E. Greenough, P.M. Coulter, T.N.V. Karsili, G.M. Roberts, A.J. Orr-Ewing, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 6 (2015) 1363-1368

53. A multipronged comparative study of the ultraviolet photochemistry of 2-, 3- and 4-chlorophenol in the gas phase
S.J. Harris, T.N.V. Karsili, D. Murdoch, T.A.A. Oliver, A.M. Wenge, D.K. Zaouris, M.N.R. Ashfold, J.N. Harvey, J.D. Few, S. Gowrie, G. Hancock, D.J. Hadden, G.M. Roberts, V.G. Stavros, G. Spighi, L. Poisson and B. Soep
J. Phys. Chem. A., 119 (2015) 6045-6056

2014

52. Ultrafast excited state dynamics in 2,4-dimethylpyrrole
M. Staniforth, J.D. Young, D.R. Cole, T.N.V. Karsili, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 118 (2014) 10909-10918

51. Tunneling dynamics of the NH3 (A) state observed by time-resolved photoelectron and H atom kinetic energy spectroscopies
H. Yu, N.L. Evans, A.S. Chatterley, G.M. Roberts, V.G. Stavros and S. Ullrich
J. Phys. Chem. A, 118 (2014) 9438-9444

50. Time resolved photoelectron imaging of the isolated deprotonated nucleotides
A.S. Chatterley, C.W. West, V.G. Stavros and J.R.R. Verlet
Chem. Sci., 5 (2014) 3963-3975

49. Ultrafast photo-induced ligand solvolysis of cis-[Ru(bipyridine)2(nicotinamide)2]2+: experimental and theoretical insight into its photoactivation mechanism
S.E. Greenough, G.M. Roberts, N.A. Smith, M.D. Horbury, R.G. Mckinlay, J.M. Żurek, M.J. Paterson, P.J. Sadler and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16 (2014) 19141-19155
Front Cover Issue

48. Solvent induced conformer specific photochemistry of guaiacol
S.E. Greenough, M.D. Horbury, J.O.F. Thompson, G.M. Roberts, T.N.V. Karsili, B. Marchetti, D. Townsend and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16 (2014) 16187-16195

47. Towards understanding photodegradation pathways in lignins: The role of intramolecular hydrogen bonding in excited states
J.D. Young, M. Staniforth, J.C. Dean, G.M. Roberts, F. Mazzoni, T.N.V. Karsili, M.N.R. Ashfold, T.S. Zwier and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5 (2014) 2138-2143

46. Relaxation dynamics of photoexcited dihydroxybenzene: A comparative study
M. Staniforth, A.S. Chatterley, J.D. Young, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, 3 (2014) 271-279

45. Mapping the ultrafast dynamics of adenine onto its nucleotide and oligonucleotides by time-resolved photoelectron imaging
A.S. Chatterley, C.W. West, G.M. Roberts, V.G. Stavros and J.R.R. Verlet
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5 (2014) 843-848

44. Relaxation dynamics of photoexcited resorcinol: internal conversion versus H-atom tunnelling
J.D. Young, M. Staniforth, A.S. Chatterley, M.J. Paterson, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16 (2014) 550-562

43. PHOTOCHEMISTRY A bright future for sunscreens
V.G. Stavros
Nature Chem., 6 (2014) 955-956

42. The role of πσ* states in the photochemistry of heteroaromatic biomolecules and their subunits: insights from gas-phase femtosecond spectroscopy
G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Sci., 5 (2014) 1698-1722

2013

41. Timescales for adiabatic photodissociation dynamics from the A state of ammonia
A.S. Chatterley, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
J. Chem. Phys., 139 (2013) 034318(1-10)

40. Base-specific ionization of deprotonated nucleotides by resonance enhanced two-photon detachment
A.S. Chatterley, A.S. Johns, V.G. Stavros and J.R.R. Verlet
J. Phys. Chem. A, 117 (2013) 5299-5305
Cover Issue

39. Manipulating dynamics with chemical structure: probing vibrationally-enhanced tunnelling in photoexcited catechol
A.S. Chatterley, J.D. Young, D. Townsend, J.M. Zurek, M.J. Paterson, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15 (2013) 6879-6892

38. Probing ultrafast dynamics in photoexcited pyrrole: timescales for 1πσ* mediated H-atom elimination
G.M. Roberts, C.A. Williams, H. Yu, A.S. Chatterley, J.D. Young, S. Ullrich and V.G. Stavros
Faraday Disc., 163 (2013) 95-116

37. Exploring quantum phenomena and vibrational control in σ* mediated photochemistry
G.M. Roberts, D.J. Hadden, L.T. Bergendahl, A.M. Wenge, S.J. Harris, T.N.V. Karsili, M.N.R. Ashfold, M.J. Paterson and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Sci., 4 (2013) 993-1001

36. Recent advances in experimental techniques to probe fast excited-state dynamics in biological molecules in the gas phase: dynamics in nucleotides, amino acids and beyond
M. Staniforth and V.G. Stavros
Proc. R. Soc. A, 469 (2013) 1-23
Cover Issue

2012

35. Two-photon-activated ligand exchange in platinum (II) complexes
Y. Zhao, G. M. Roberts, S.E. Greenough, N.J. Farrer, M.J. Paterson, W.H. Powell, V. G. Stavros and P.J. Sadler
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51 (2012) 11263-11266

34. Competing 1πσ* mediated dynamics in mequinol: O-H versus O-CH3 photodissociation pathways
D.J. Hadden, G.M. Roberts, T.N.V. Karsili, M.N.R. Ashfold and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14 (2012) 13415-13428

33. Unravelling ultrafast dynamics in photoexcited aniline
G. M. Roberts, C. A. Williams, J.D. Young, S. Ullrich, M. J. Paterson and V. G. Stavros
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134 (2012) 12578-12589

32. Observation of ultrafast NH3 (A) state relaxation dynamics using a combination of time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and photoproduct detection
N.L. Evans, H. Yu, G.M. Roberts, V.G. Stavros and S. Ullrich
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14 (2012) 10401-10409

31. Investigation of multiple electronic excited state relaxation pathways following 200 nm photolysis of gas-phase imidazole
H. Yu, N.L. Evans, V.G. Stavros and S. Ullrich
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14 (2012) 6266-6272

30. Direct observation of hydrogen tunneling dynamics in photoexcited phenol
G.M. Roberts, A.S. Chatterley, J.D. Young and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 3 (2012) 348-352

29. Comparing the ultraviolet photostability of azole chromophores
G.M. Roberts, C.A. Williams, M.J. Paterson, S. Ullrich and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Sci., 3 (2012) 1192-1199

28. Exploring ultrafast H-atom elimination versus photofragmentation pathways in pyrazole following 200 nm excitation
C.A. Williams, G.M. Roberts, H. Yu, N.L. Evans, S. Ullrich and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 116 (2012) 2600-2609

2011

27. Time resolved velocity map imaging of H-atom elimination from photoexcited imidazole and its methyl substituted derivatives
D.J. Hadden, K.L. Wells, G.M. Roberts, L.T. Bergendahl, M.J. Paterson and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13 (2011) 10342-10349

26. Time resolved velocity map imaging of methyl elimination from photoexcited anisole
D.J. Hadden, C.A. Williams, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13 (2011) 4494-4499

2010

25. Active participation of 1πσ* states in the photodissociation of tyrosine and its sub-units
A. Iqbal and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 1 (2010) 2274-2278

24. Probing redox reactions of immobilized cytochrome c using evanescent wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy in a thin-layer electrochemical cell
H.V. Powells, M. Schnippering, M. Cheung, J.V. Macpherson, S.R. Mackenzie, V.G. Stavros and P.R. Unwin
ChemPhysChem., 11 (2010) 2985-2991

23. Competing πσ* states in the photodissociation of adenine
K.L. Wells, D.J. Hadden, M.G.D. Nix and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 1 (2010) 993-996

22. Exploring the timescales of H-atom elimination from photoexcited indole
A. Iqbal and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 114 (2010) 68-72

2009

21. Exploring the time-scales of H-atom detachment from photoexcited phenol-h6 and phenol-d5: statistical vs. non-statistical decay
A. Iqbal, M.S.Y. Cheung, M.G.D. Nix and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 113 (2009) 8157-8163

20. Time-resolved velocity map ion imaging study of NH3 photodissociation
K.L. Wells, G. Perriam and V.G. Stavros
J. Chem. Phys., 130 (2009) 074308(1-5)
Selected for the March 2009 issue of the Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science

2008

19. Direct vs. indirect H atom elimination from photoexcited phenol molecules
A. Iqbal, L.J. Pegg and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. A, 112 (2008) 9531-9534

18. The influence of ion gratings on rotational wavepacket dynamics in H2
V.G. Stavros and S.R. Leone
Chem. Phys. Lett., 452 (2008) 33-37

2007

17. Dynamics of H-loss in adenine via the 1πσ* state using a combination of ns and fs laser spectroscopy
K.L. Wells, G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Chem. Phys. Lett., 446 (2007) 20-24

2006

16. Coherent ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopy in Br2: an alternative method for measuring Δv≠0 transitions in Rydberg-to-Rydberg excitations
V.G. Stavros, L. Lau, D. Strasser and S.R. Leone
J. Chem. Phys., 124 (2006) 174307(1-8)

2005

15. The influence of intense control laser pulses on homodyne-detected rotational wave packet dynamics in O2 by degenerate four-wave mixing
V.G. Stavros, E. Harel and S.R. Leone
J. Chem. Phys., 122 (2005) 064301(1-9)

2003

14. Controlling the radial dynamics of Rydberg wavepackets in Xe using phase-locked optical pulse sequences
J.R.R. Verlet, V.G. Stavros, R.S. Minns and H.H. Fielding
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 36 (2003) 3683-3696

13. The role of phase in molecular Rydberg wavepacket dynamics
R.A.L. Smith, V.G. Stavros, J.R.R. Verlet, H.H. Fielding, D. Townsend and T.P. Softley
J. Chem. Phys., 119 (2003) 3085-3091

2002

12. Controlling the angular momentum composition of a Rydberg electron wavepacket
J.R.R. Verlet, V.G. Stavros, R.S. Minns and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. Lett., 89 (2002) 263004(1-4)

11. Wavepacket isotope separation using phase-locked pulses
J.R.R. Verlet, V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. A., 65 (2002) 032504(1-4)

2000

10. The dynamics of Rydberg electron wavepackets in NO
R.A.L. Smith, J.R.R. Verlet, E.D. Boleat, V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
Faraday Discuss., 115 (2000) 63-70

9. Product state resolved stereodynamics: rotational polarization of OH(2Π; ν’, N’, Ω, f) scattered from the reaction, H + CO2 → OH + CO
M. Brouard, I. Burak, D.W. Hughes, K.S. Kalogerakis, J.P. Simons and V.G. Stavros
J. Chem. Phys., 113 (2000) 3173-3180

8. Calculations of the dynamics of phase-locked vibrational wave packets in Na2+: Young's double slit experiment in a molecule
V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
J. Chem. Phys., 112 (2000) 9343-9352

7. Vibrationally autoionizing Rydberg wavepackets in NO
V.G. Stavros, J.A. Ramswell, R.A.L. Smith, J.R.R. Verlet, J. Lei and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. Lett., 84 (2000) 1847(1)

1999

6. Vibrationally autoionizing Rydberg wavepackets in a combined Coulombic and electric field
V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. A, 60 (1999) 4774-4780

5. Vibrationally autoionizing Rydberg wavepackets in NO
V.G. Stavros, J.A. Ramswell, R.A.L. Smith, J.R.R. Verlet, J. Lei and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. Lett., 83 (1999) 2552-2555

4. Observation of autoionizing Rydberg-wavepackets in Xe
J.A. Ramswell, V.G. Stavros, J. Lei, Q. Hong and H.H. Fielding
Phys. Rev. A, 59 (1999) 2186-2189

1998

3. A nano-stabilization technique for low repetition rate phase-sensitive optical experiments
Q. Hong, J.A. Ramswell, V.G. Stavros, C.J. Barnett and H.H. Fielding
Meas. Sci. Tech., 9 (1998) 378-382

2. Influence of weak electric fields on Rydberg electron wavepacket dynamics in the radial coordinate
V.G. Stavros and H.H. Fielding
Chem. Phys. Lett., 284 (1998) 93-100

1. Rydberg electron wavepacket dynamics in atoms and molecules
J.A. Ramswell, V.G. Stavros, Q. Hong and H.H. Fielding
Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lon., 356 (1998) 363-376

Book Chapters and Popular Articles

3. What, why, how? Everyday sunscreen protection
L.A. Baker and V.G. Stavros
Atlas of Science, November 2015

2. Ultrafast phenomena in molecular sciences
G.M. Roberts and V.G. Stavros
Springer Series in Chemical Physics, 107 (2014) 119-143

1. Ultrafast wave packet, coherent control and dissociation dynamics
K. L. Knappenberger, Jr., S. Gilb, V. G. Stavros, E. W. Lerch, E. A. Torres, D. Strasser, L. Lau, and S. R. Leone
Femtochemistry VII: Fundamental ultrafast processes in chemistry, physics, and biology; Castleman, A. W., Jr., Kimble, M. L., Eds.
Elsevier: Amsterdam (2006) 14-20