Professor Andrew Weller
Department of Chemistry | Chemistry Research Laboratories | Mansfield Road | University of Oxford | Oxford | UK OX1 3TA
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.
Stoichiometric and Catalytic Solid–Gas Reactivity of Rhodium Bis–Phosphine Complexes.
Organometallics 2015, in the press.
[Featured as the cover art]
Organometallic Synthesis, Reactivity and Catalysis in the Solid–State Using Well–Defined Single Site Species
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 2015 373 20140187 (Invited contribution). [.pdf].
Rh–POP Pincer Xantphos Complexes for C–S and C–H Activation. Implications for Carbothiolation Catalysis
Organometallics 2015, in the press. [.pdf]
(with M. Willis, Oxford)
Solid–State Synthesis and Characterization of Sigma−Alkane Complexes, [Rh(L2)(η2,η2–C7H12)][BArF4]
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 820. [.pdf]
(with S. Macgregor, Heriot–Watt).
Selected as a JACS Editors’ Spotlight Article
H. C. Johnson, T. N. Hooper and A. S. Weller The Catalytic Dehydrocoupling of Amine– and Phosphine– Boranes
Top. Organomet. Chem. 2015, 49, 153. [pdf of manuscript]
Relative Binding Affinities of Fluorobenzene Ligands in Cationic Rhodium Bisphosphine η6 Fluorobenzene
Complexes Probed Using Collision-Induced Dissociation.
J. Organometallic Chem. 2015 in the press (invited contribution). [.pdf]
(with J. S. McIndoe, University of Victoria)