PART II

Each year 2 or 3 Part II students join the group for their final year undergraduate research project. Although individual projects vary, they follow the main themes ongoing in the research group. Much of the work performed by Part II students is published. Below are recent examples (Part II student underlined) from recent years. Two Part II thesis prizes in the last three years (Nell Townsend and Heather Johnson) have been awarded.

T. A. Shuttleworth, M. A. Huertos, I.Pernik, R. D. Young, A. S. Weller* Bis(phosphine)boronium salts. Synthesis, Structures and Co-ordination Chemistry Dalton Trans. 2013, in the press. [.pdf]

L. J. Sewell, M. A. Huertos,
M. E. Dickinson and A. S. Weller,* G. C. Lloyd–Jones Dehydrocoupling of Dimethylamine Borane Catalysed by Rh(PCy3)2H2Cl Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 4509. [.pdf]

S. D. Pike, R. J. Pawley, A. B. Chaplin, A. L. Thompson, J. A. Hooper, M. C. Willis and A.S. Weller* Exploring (Ph2PCH2CH2)2E Ligand Space (E = O, S, PPh) in Rh(I) Alkene Complexes as Potential Hydroacylation Catalysts.  Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 5558. [.pdf]


H. C. Johnson, A. P. M. Robertson, A.B. Chaplin, L. J. Sewell, A. L. Thompson, I. Manners and Andrew S. Weller* Catching the First Oligomerization Event in the Catalytic Formation of Polyamino–boranes: H3B·NMeHBH2·NMeH2 Bound to Iridium. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 11076

A. J. Pontiggia, A.B. Chaplin, Andrew S. Weller*Cationic Iridium Complexes of the Xantphos Ligand. Flexible Coordination Modes and the Isolation of the Hydride Insertion Product with an Alkene. J.  Organometallic Chem. 2011, 696, 2870 (invited contribution to a special issue)

A. Woolf, J. E. McGrady*, M. A. M. Alibadi, and A. S. Weller {Rh(PiBu3)2} fragments ligated to arenes: from benzene to polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Part II: computational analysis of pathways for haptotropic migration. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 1626.

A. Woolf, A. B. Chaplin, J. E. McGrady, M. A. M. Alibadi, N. Rees, S. Draper, F. Murphy and A. S. Weller* {Rh(PiBu3)2} + fragments ligated to arenes: from benzene to polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Part I. An experimental approach. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2011, 1614.

C. J. Stevens, R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller,* S. A. Macgregor,* B. Ward, D. McKay, G. Alcaraz and S. Sabo-Etienne, [Ir(PCy3)2(H)2(H2B–NMe2)]+ as a latent source of aminoborane. Probing the role of metal in the dehydrocoupling of H3B·NMe2H and retro–dimerisation of [H2BNMe2]2 , Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 3011.

G. Alcaraz,* A.B. Chaplin,
C. J. Stevens, Eric Clot, L. Vendier, A. S. Weller,* S. Sabo-Etienne.*, Ruthenium, Rhodium and Iridium Bis (sigma-B-H)  Diisopropylaminoborane Complexes, Organometallics, 2010,  29, 5591.

N. S. Townsend, A. B. Chaplin, M. A. Naser, A. L. Thompson, N. H. Rees, S. A. Macgregor* and A. S. Weller,* Reactivity of the Latent 12-Electron Fragment [Rh(PiBu3)2]+ with Aryl Bromides. Aryl-Br and Phosphine Ligand C-H Activation, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 8378.

R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin,
J. Tsim and A. S. Weller,* Dimeric and Trimeric Amino-Borane Oligomers Bound to a Rh(I) Metal Fragment, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 3092.


Part II and Visiting Student Role–Call:

2012–2013: Rosalyn Falconer, Mark Scott and Rebecca Torry–Harris
2011-2012: Tim Shuttleworth and Molly Dickinson
2010-2011: Georgie Hart, Will Reilly, Heather Johnson
2009-2011: Seb Pike, Anthony Woolf, Charlotte Stevens
2008-2009: Jennifer Tsim, Nell Townsend, Rachel Hindley, Ashley Pontiggia
2008: Severine Moret (EPFL)