Professor Andrew Weller
Department of Chemistry | Chemistry Research Laboratories | Mansfield Road | University of Oxford | Oxford | UK OX1 3TA
EPSRC Established Career Fellow
Fellow of
Magdalen College, Oxford
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.

POP–Type Ligands: Variable Coordination and Hemilabile Behaviour

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2017 in the press. [.pdf] OAlogo
Solid–State Molecular Organometallic Chemistry. Single–Crystal to Single–Crystal Reactivity and Catalysis with Light Hydrocarbon Substrates.
Chem. Sci. 2017, 8, 6014. [.pdf] OAlogo
(with S. Macgregor, Heriot–Watt)
Assigned as a "hot" paper in Chemical Science.
Exploiting Carbonyl Groups to Control Intermolecular Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkene and Alkyne Hydroacylation
Tom GA
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10142. [.pdf]
with M. Willis*, Oxford)
Fluoroarene Complexes with Small Bite Angle Bisphosphines: Routes to Amine−Borane and Aminoborylene Complexes
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017 [.pdf] OAlogo
Special issue on boron chemistry
(with S. Macgregor, Heriot–Watt)
Oligomeric Aminoborane Precursors for the Chemical Vapour Deposition Growth of Few-Layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride
Pasted Graphic
Cryst. Eng. Commun. 2017, 19, 285 [.pdf] OAlogo
(with J. Warner, Materials Oxford)
Formation of a σ-alkane Complex and a Molecular Rearrangement in the Solid-State: [Rh(Cyp2PCH2CH2PCyp2)(η22-C7H12)][BArF 4].
Organometallics 2017, 36, 22. [.pdf] OAlogo
Special issue on hydrocarbon activation
(with S. Macgregor, Heriot–Watt)

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