Colloidal Nanomaterials with Mechanically Interlocked Parts
E. R. Kay in Mechanically Interlocked Materials: Polymers, Nanomaterials, MOFs, and more, E. M. Pérez, Ed., Wiley, 2024. ISBN: 978-3-527-34793-3

A General One-Step Synthesis of Alkanethiyl-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles with Control over Core Size and Monolayer Functionality
S. Borsley, W. Edwards, I. K. Mati, G. Poss, M. Diez-Castellnou, N. Marro, E. R. Kay, Chem. Mater. 2023. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.3c01506

A Dissipative Reaction Network Drives Transient Solid-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid Phase Cycling of Nanoparticles (Selected as an Angewandte Chemie “Very Important Paper” and Chemistry Europe “Editors’ Choice Spotlight”)
S. Roy, L. Gravener, D. Philp, E. R. Kay, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202217613. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202217613

Constitutionally Selective Dynamic Covalent Nanoparticle Assembly
N. Marro, R. Suo, A. B. Naden, E. R. Kay, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 14310–14321. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c05446

Probing Multiscale Factors Affecting the Reactivity of Nanoparticle-Bound Molecules
I. K. Mati, W. Edwards, D. Marson, E. J. Howe, S. Stinson, P. Posocco, E. R. Kay, ACS Nano 202115, 8295–8305. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c09190

Rapidly Adaptive All-covalent Nanoparticle Surface Engineering
M. Diez-Castellnou, R. Suo, N. Marro, S. A. L. Matthew, E. R. Kay, Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 9948–9953. DOI: 10.1002/chem.202101042

Programmable dynamic covalent nanoparticle building blocks with complementary reactivity (Included in ‘2019 Chemical Science Hot Article Selection’)
N. Marro, F. della Sala, E. R. Kay, Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 372–383. DOI: 10.1039/C9SC04195H

Probing the interaction of nanoparticles with small molecules in real time via quartz crystal microbalance monitoring
Y. Yang, G. Poss, Y. Weng, R. Qi, H. Zheng, N. Nianias, E. R. Kay, S. Guldin, Nanoscale 2019, 11, 11107–11113. DOI: 10.1039/c9nr03162f

Optical trapping of ultrasmooth gold nanoparticles in liquid and air
Y. Arita, G. Tkachenko, N. McReynolds, N. Marro, W. Edwards, E. R. Kay, K. Dholakia, APL Photonics 2018, 3, 070801. DOI: 10.1063/1.5030404

Switchable selectivity within a series of boronate esters for dynamic covalent exchange in nonaqueous solvents (Special Issue: Emerging Supramolecular Chemists in the UK)
S. Borsley, G. Poss, R. L. Spicer, E. Boudin, E. R. Kay, Supramol. Chem. 2018, 30, 772–781.
DOI: 10.1080/10610278.2018.1431393

Base-Switchable Boronate Esters

Continuum tuning of nanoparticle interfacial properties by dynamic covalent exchange 
W. Edwards, N. Marro, G. Turner, E. R. Kay, Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 125–133.
DOI: 10.1039/C7SC03666C

Dynamic covalent nanoparticle building blocks (Concept Article)
E. R. Kay, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 10706–10716.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201601394

DCNP Conept Article CEJ

Dynamic covalent assembly and disassembly of nanoparticle aggregates
S. Borsley, E. R. Kay, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 9117–9120.
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00135A

DCNP Assembly-Disassembly

Manipulating the Monolayer: Responsive and Reversible Control of Colloidal Inorganic Nanoparticle Properties (Focus Review)
W. Edwards, E. R. Kay, ChemNanoMat 2016, 2, 87–98.
DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201500146


Rise of the Molecular Machines (Invited Essay)
E. R. Kay, D. A. Leigh, Angew. Chem Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10080–10088.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201503375

Microsoft PowerPoint - Rise of the Molecular Machines TOC ERK 1

Rapid and simple preparation of remarkably stable binary nanoparticle planet–satellite assemblies
S. Borsley, S. Flook, E. R. Kay, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 7812–7815.
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01543J

Satellites 1 TOC figure

Reversible Control of Nanoparticle Functionalization and Physicochemical Properties by Dynamic Covalent Exchange
F. della Sala, E. R. Kay, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 4187–4191.


A full list of Euan’s publications can be found on his Google Scholar or ORCID profiles.