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.

Amine-borane Dehydropolymerization: Challenges and Opportunities
Chem. Eur J. 2018, in the press. [pdf]
Modulation of σ-Alkane Interactions in [Rh(L2)(alkane)]+ Solid-State Molecular Organometallic (SMOM) Systems by Variation of the Chelating Phosphine and Alkane: Access to η22-σ-Alkane Rh(I), η1-σ-Alkane Rh(III) Complexes, and Alkane Encapsulation.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 14958. [.pdf]
with S. Macgregor and the EPSRC National Crystallography Service)
Controlling Structure and Reactivity in Cationic Solid–State Molecular OrganoMetallic (SMOM) Systems using Anion Templating.
Organometallics 2018, 37, 3524. [pdf]
with S. Macgregor)
Rh(DPEPhos)-Catalyzed Alkyne Hydroacylation using β-Carbonyl Substituted Aldehydes.
Mechanistic Insight Leads to Low Catalyst Loadings that Enables Selective Catalysis on Gram-Scale
Toc_2 edit dpephos_2
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 7347. [.pdf]
with M. Willis)
Iron Precatalysts with Bulky Tri(t‐butyl)cyclopentadienyl Ligands for the Dehydrocoupling of Dimethylamine‐Borane

Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 53, 14127. [.pdf]
with I. Manners*)
A General, Rhodium–Catalyzed, Synthesis of Deuterated Boranes and
N-Methyl Polyaminoboranes
ToC CEJ 2018
Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 5450. [.pdf] "HOT" Article
with I. Manners)
Encapsulation of Crabtree's catalyst in sulfonated MIL-101(Cr):
Enhancement of stability and selectivity between competing reaction pathways by the MOF chemical microenvironment
Angew. Chem. 2018, 57, 4532. [.pdf]
with Davies, Haynes, Brammer, Xiao and Rosseinsky EPSRC UK Catalysis Hub)
The Dehydropolymerization of H
3B•NMeH2 to form Polyaminoboranes using [Rh(Xantphos–alkyl)] Catalysts.
JACS 2018, 140, 1481. [.pdf]
with S. Macgregor and G. C. Lloyd–Jones)

POP–Type Ligands: Variable Coordination and Hemilabile Behaviour

Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 355, 150 [.pdf] OAlogo

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