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



25. Counterion loss from charged surface-bound complexes drives the formation of loosely packed monolayers

C. D. M. Trang, C. Mora Perez, J. Ran, O. V. Prezhdo,* and M. S. Inkpen* [ChemRxiv]


24. Themed collection on molecular scale electronics

T. A. Su,* M, S. Inkpen,* and H. Li,* J. Mater. Chem. C, 2024, Advance Article (editorial) [article]


22. Charge transport across dynamic covalent chemical bridges

Z. Miao, T. Quainoo, T. M. Czyszczon-Burton, N. Rotthowe, J. M. Parr, Z.-F. Liu,* and M. S. Inkpen,* Nano Lett., 2022, 22, 8331 [article[ChemRxiv]


21. Pushing steric limits in osmium(IV) tetraaryl complexes

J. M. Parr,† C. Olivar,† T. Saal, R. Haiges, and M. S. Inkpen,* Dalton Trans., 2022, 51, 10558 [article] [ChemRxiv]

Publications Prior to USC


20. Photooxidation driven formation of Fe-Au linked ferrocene-based single-molecule junctions

W. Lee, L. Li, M. Camarasa-Gómez, D. Hernangómez-Pérez, X. Roy, F. Evers*, M. S. Inkpen*, and L. Venkataraman*, Nature Commun., 2024, 15, 1439 [link]

19. Mechanically-tunable quantum interference in ferrocene-based single-molecule junctions

M. Camarasa-Gómez,† D. Hernangómez-Pérez,† M. S. Inkpen*, G. Lovat, E.-D. Fung, X. Roy, L. Venkataraman*, and F. Evers*, Nano Lett., 2020, 20, 6381 [link]

18. In situ coupling of single molecules driven by Au-catalyzed electrooxidation

Y. Zang,† I. Stone,† M. S. Inkpen, F. Ng, T. H. Lambert, C. Nuckolls, M. L. Steigerwald, X. Roy*, and L. Venkataraman*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 16008 [link]

17. Non-chemisorbed gold-sulfur binding prevails in self-assembled monolayers

M. S. Inkpen*, Z.-F. Liu, H. Li, L. M. Campos, J. B. Neaton, and L. Venkataraman*, Nature Chem., 2019, 11, 351 [link] [Altmetric]

16. Determination of the structure and geometry of N-heterocyclic carbenes on Au(111) using high-resolution spectroscopy

G. Lovat, E. A. Doud, D. Lu, G. Kladnik, M. S. Inkpen, M. L. Steigerwald, D. Cvetko, M. S. Hybertsen, A. Morgante, X. Roy, and L. Venkataraman, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 930 [link] [Altmetric]

15. In situ formation of N-heterocyclic carbene-bound single-molecule junctions

E. A. Doud,† M. S. Inkpen,† G. Lovat, E. Montes, D. W. Paley, M. L. Steigerwald, H. Vázquez*, L. Venkataraman*, and X. Roy*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 8944 [link] [Altmetric]

14. Silver makes better electrical contacts to thiol terminated silanes than gold

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*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 14145 [link] [Altmetric]

13. High vacuum deposition of biferrocene thin films on room temperature substrates

R. Leber, L. E. Wilson, P. Robaschik, M. S. Inkpen, D. Payne, N. J. Long, T. Albrecht, C. F. Hirjibehedin, and S. Heutz,* Chem. Mater., 2017, 29, 8663



12. Extreme conductance suppression in molecular siloxanes

H. Li, M. H. Garner, T. A. Su, A. Jensen, M. S. Inkpen, M. L. Steigerwald*, L. Venkataraman*, G. C. Solomon*, and C. Nuckolls*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 10212 [link] [Altmetric]


11. Insulated molecular wires: inhibiting orthogonal contacts in metal complex based molecular junctions

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*, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 9902 [link] [Altmetric]

10. Reversible on-surface wiring of resistive circuits

M. S. Inkpen*, Y. R. Leroux, P. Hapiot, L. M. Campos, and L. Venkataraman*, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 4340 [link] [Altmetric]

9. Unsupervised vector-based classification of single-molecule charge transport data

M. Lemmer, M. S. Inkpen, K. Kornysheva, N. J. Long, and T. Albrecht*, Nature Commun., 2016, 7, 12922 [link] [Altmetric]

8. Oligomeric ferrocene rings

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



7. Complexes comprising ‘dangling’ phosphorous arms and tri(hetero)metallic butenynyl moieties

M. S. Inkpen, A. J. P. White, T. Albrecht*, and N. J. Long*, J. Organomet. Chem., 2016, 812, 145 [link] [Altmetric]


6. The unusual redox properties of fluoroferrocenes revealed through a comprehensive study of the haloferrocenes

M. S. Inkpen,† S. Du,† M. Hildebrand, A. J. P. White, N. M. Harrison, T. Albrecht*, and N. J. Long*, Organometallics, 2015, 34, 5461 [link] [Altmetric]

5. New insights into single-molecule junctions using a robust, unsupervised approach to data collection and analysis

M. S. Inkpen*, M. Lemmer, N. Fitzpatrick, D. Costa-Milan, R. J. Nichols, N. J. Long*, and T. Albrecht*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 9971 [link] [Altmetric]

4. Avoiding problem reactions at the ferrocenyl-alkyne motif: a convenient synthesis of model, redox-active complexes for molecular electronics

M. S. Inkpen, A. J. P. White, T. Albrecht*, and N. J. Long*, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 15287 [link] [Altmetric]

3. Branched redox-active complexes for the study of novel charge transport processes

M. S. Inkpen, T. Albrecht*, and N. J. Long*, Organometallics, 2013, 32, 6053 [link] [Altmetric]

2. Rapid Sonogashira cross-coupling of iodoferrocenes and the unexpected cyclo-oligomerization of 4-ethynylphenylthioacetate

M. S. Inkpen, A. J. P. White, T. Albrecht*, and N. J. Long*, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5663 [link] [Altmetric]


1. Oxidative purification of halogenated ferrocenes

M. S. Inkpen, S. Du, M. Driver, T. Albrecht*, and N. J. Long*, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 2813 [link] [Altmetric]



2. Metal σ–alkynyl complexes as molecular wires: a comparative study of electron density and delocalisation

M. S. Inkpen and N. J. Long*, 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. Probing electron transport in proteins at room temperature with single-molecule precision

M. S. Inkpen and T. Albrecht*, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 13 (perspective article) [link] [Altmetric]


2. Branched complexes for molecular electronics

M. S. Inkpen, Ph.D. Thesis, Imperial College London, 2013 [pdf]


1. The controlled release of volatile organic molecules from dry paint films

M. S. Inkpen, M.Chem. Thesis, Durham University, 2008

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