Professor Andrew Weller
University Lecturer and Fellow of Magdalen College
Department of Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratories, South Parks Road, University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK OX1 3QR
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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PDRA Position Available.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work under the supervision of Professor Andrew Weller on a research project funded by EPSRC for a period of 2 years. The project involves defining and exploiting a new area of Organometallic Chemistry and will develop and exploit a new route to the synthesis and characterisation of transition metal alkane complexes by the organometallic solid–gas reaction technique.
See the Oxford Chemistry Jobs page for more details.
Bis(phosphine)boronium salts. Synthesis, Structures and Co-ordination Chemistry
Dalton Trans. 2013 in the press. [pdf]
Dehydrocoupling of Dimethylamine Borane Catalyzed by Rh(PCy3)2H2Cl
Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 4509 [.pdf]
(with Lloyd–Jones, Bristol)
Revealing the P–B coupling event in the rhodium catalysed dehydrocoupling of phosphine boranes H3B·PR2H (R = tBu, Ph).
Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1881. [.pdf]
Carbon-carbon bond construction using boronic acids and aryl methyl sulfides: Orthogonal reactivity in Suzuki-type couplings
Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1568. [.pdf]
(with Willis*, Oxford)
Traceless chelation-controlled rhodium-catalysed intermolecular alkene and alkyne hydroacylation
Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 3125 [pdf]
(with Willis*, Oxford)