Professor Andrew Weller
Department of Chemistry | Chemistry Research Laboratories | Mansfield Road | University of Oxford | Oxford | UK OX1 3TA
Fellow of
Magdalen College, Oxford
email: andrew.weller@chem.ox.ac.uk
Tel: 01865 285151    Fax: 01865 272690


Welcome to the homepages of Andrew Weller. Research in the group is based upon synthetic organometallic chemistry, and in particular the generation and stabilisation of transition metal complexes with a low coordination number. Through this we are interested in topics related to catalysis, structure and bonding and energy, and in particular complexes that display C-H, B-H and C-C bonding modes (via agostic and sigma interactions) and activation. We also have interest in the self-assembly of metal fragments to form novel clusters that show promise as models for hydrogen on metal surfaces and new hydrogen storage devices. Follow the links above for more information on research in the group and its publications.

 
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Relative Binding Affinities of Fluorobenzene Ligands in Cationic Rhodium Bisphosphine η6 Fluorobenzene
Complexes Probed Using Collision-Induced Dissociation.

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J. Organometallic Chem. 2014 in the press (invited contribution). [.pdf] OAlogo
(with J. S. McIndoe, University of Victoria)
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Organometallic Synthesis, Reactivity and Catalysis in the Solid–State Using Well–Defined Single Site Species
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Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 2014, in the press (invited contribution)
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Exploring the Mechanism of the Hydroboration of Alkenes by Amine-Boranes Catalysed by [Rh(Xantphos)]
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Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4, 3486 [.pdf] OAlogo

(with J. S. McIndoe, University of Victoria)
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Mechanistic Studies of the Dehydrocoupling and Dehydropolymerization of Amine-Boranes using a [Rh(Xantphos)]
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JACS 2014, 136, 9078. [.pdf] OAlogo

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with I. Manners, Bristol, and G. Lloyd–Jones, Edinburgh)
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Multiple metal-bound oligomers from Ir-catalysed dehydropolymerisation of H3B·NH3 as probed by experiment and computation
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Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2546. [.pdf] OAlogo

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with S. Macgregor, Heriot–Watt).
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The Effect of the Phosphine Steric and Electronic Profile on the Rh–Promoted Dehydrocoupling of Phosphine-Boranes
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Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 3716. [.pdf] OAlogo

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with I. Manners, Bristol)
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A Combined Experimental and Computational Study of Fluxional Process in Sigma Amine–Borane Complexes of Rhodium and Iridium
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Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 11118. [.pdf] (special issue)

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with S. Macgregor, Heriot–Watt)
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Intramolecular C–C agostic complexes: C–C sigma interactions by another name
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Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 242. [.pdf]

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with M. Etienne, Toulouse)
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