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, 34, 1487. [.pdf] OAlogo
(with S. Macgregor, Heriot–Watt).
Selected by the Editors to feature as the Front Cover
(April 27th, 2015)
A CH2Cl2 Complex of a [Rh(pincer)]+ Cation
Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 6340. [.pdf] OAlogo
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]. OAlogo
Rh–POP Pincer Xantphos Complexes for C–S and C–H Activation. Implications for Carbothiolation Catalysis
Organometallics 2015, 34, 711. [.pdf] OAlogo
(with M. Willis, Oxford)
[for the published correction see here]
Solid–State Synthesis and Characterization of Sigma−Alkane Complexes, [Rh(L2)(η22–C7H12)][BArF4]

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 820. [.pdf] OAlogo
(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, 784, 75 (invited contribution). [.pdf] OAlogo
(with J. S. McIndoe, University of Victoria)
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