Every year between two and three undergraduate final year students, or visiting students from overseas institutions, have the opportunity to spend time in the Weller group. Projects are often closely aligned with (but distinct from) ongoing research themes in the group; and their work is often published. Recent examples are given below (UG or visiting student in bold).


M. Dietz, A. Johnson, A. Martínez–Martínez, A.S. Weller* The [Rh(Xantphos)]+ Catalyzed Hydroboration of Diphenylacetylene using Trimethyl Amine–Borane. Inorganica Chimica Acta 2019, 491, 9 [.pdf] oalogo-3-3

A. I. McKay, A. J. Martínez-Martínez, H. J. Griffiths, N. H. Rees, J. B. Waters, A. S. Weller,* T. Krämer, S. A. Macgregor* Controlling Structure and Reactivity in Cationic Solid–State Molecular OrganoMetallic (SMOM) Systems using Anion Templating. Organometallics 2018, 37, 3524. [pdf]

A. L. Colebatch, B. W. Hawkey Gilder, G. R. Whittell, N. L. Oldroyd, I. Manners and A. S. Weller* A General, Rhodium-Catalyzed, Synthesis of Deuterated Boranes and N-Methyl Polyaminoboranes, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 5450. [.pdf] "HOT" article

G. M. Adams, A. L. Colebatch,
J. T. Skornia, A. I. McKay, H. C. Johnson, G. C. Lloyd–Jones, S. A. Macgregor, N. A. Beattie, A.S. Weller* The Dehydropolymerization of H3B•NMeH2 to form Polyaminoboranes using [Rh(Xantphos–alkyl)] Catalysts. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 1481 [.pdf]

T. J. Coxon, M. Fernández, J. Barwick-Silk, A. I. Mckay, L. E. Britton, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis* Exploiting Carbonyl Groups to Control Intermolecular Rhodium-Catalyzed Alkene and Alkyne Hydroacylation J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 10142 [.pdf]

X. Wang, T. N. Hooper, A. Kumar, l. K. Priest, Y. Sheng, T. O. M. Samuels, S. Wang, A. W. Robertson, M. Pacios, H. Bhaskaran, A. S. Weller*, J. H. Warner* Oligomeric Aminoborane Precursors for the Chemical Vapour Deposition Growth of Few-Layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride Cryst. Eng. Commun. 2017, 19, 285 [.pdf]

R. Theron, Y. Wu, L. P. E. Yunker, A. V. Hesketh, I. Pernik, A. S. Weller, J. S. McIndoe*, Simultaneous orthogonal methods for the real-time analysis of catalytic reactions, ACS Cat. 2016, 6, 6911 [.pdf]

M. W. Drover, E. G. Bowes, L. L. Schafer,* J. A. Love,* A S. Weller* Phosphoramidate-Supported Cp*Ir(III) Aminoborane H2B=NR2 Complexes: Synthesis, Structure, and Solution Dynamics Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 6793. [pdf]

A.Kumar, I. K. Priest, T.N. Hooper,* and A. S. Weller* Variable Coordination Modes and Catalytic Dehydrogenation of B-Phenyl Amine-Boranes, Dalton Trans 2016, 45, 6183. [.pdf] oalogo-3-3-3-3-3

F. M. Chadwick, N. Olliff, A. S. Weller* A convenient route to a norbornadiene adduct of iridium with chelating phosphines, [Ir(R2PCH2CH2PR2)(NBD)][BArF4] and a comparison of reactivity with H2 in solution and the solid–state. J. Organomet. Chem. 2016, 812, 268 [.pdf] oalogo-3-3-3-3-3

M. W. Drover, H. C. Johnson, L. L. Schafer, J. A. Love, and A. S. Weller* Reactivity of an Unsaturated Iridium(III) Phosphoramidate Complex, [Cp*Ir{κ2-N,O}][BArF4] Organometallics 2015, 34, 3849 [pdf]

J. Luo, R. Theron, L. J. Sewell, A. S. Weller, A. G. Oliver, and J. Scott McIndoe* Rhodium-catalyzed selective partial hydrogenation of alkynes Organometallics 2015, 34, 3021 [.pdf]


G. M. Adams, F. M. Chadwick, S. D. Pike and Andrew S. Weller* A CH2Cl2 Complex of a [Rh(pincer)]+ Cation, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 6340 (special issue dedicated to Professor Ken Wade). [.pdf] oalogo-3-3-3-3-3


S. D. Pike,* I. Pernik, R. Theron, J. S. McIndoe,* A. S. Weller* Relative Binding Affinities of Fluorobenzene Ligands in Cationic Rhodium Bisphosphine η6 Fluorobenzene Complexes Probed Using Collision-Induced Dissociation. J. Organometallic Chem. 2015, 784, 75. [.pdf] (Invited Contribution).oalogo-3-3-3-3-3

H. C. Johnson, R. Torry-Harris, L. Ortega, R. Theron, J. S. McIndoe and Andrew S. Weller* Exploring the Mechanism of the Hydroboration of Alkenes by Amine-Boranes Catalysed by [Rh(Xantphos)]+ Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4, 3486 [.pdf] (Invited contribution to a special issue dedicated to mechanistic investigations.) oalogo-3-3-3-3-3