PUBLICATIONS

2014

135) 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. 2014 in the press (Invited Contribution).

134) S. D. Pike* and A. S. Weller* Organometallic Synthesis, Reactivity and Catalysis in the Solid–State Using Well–Defined Single Site Species,
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, in the press (Invited contribution).

133) 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 in the press. [.pdf] (Invited contribution to a special issue dedicated to mechanistic investigations.) OAlogo

132) H. C. Johnson, E. M. Leitao, G. R. Whittell, I. Manners,* G. C. Lloyd-Jones,* and A.S. Weller* Mechanistic Studies of the Dehydrocoupling and Dehydropolymerization of Amine-Boranes using a [Rh(Xantphos)]
+ Catalyst J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9078. [.pdf] OAlogo

131) A. Kumar, H. C. Johnson, T. N. Hooper, A. S. Weller,* A.G. Algarra and S. A. Macgregor* Multiple metal-bound oligomers from Ir-catalysed dehydropolymerisation of H
3BNH3 as probed by experiment and computation Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 2546. [.pdf] OAlogo

130) T. N. Hooper, M. A. Huertos, T. Jurca, S. D. Pike, A. S. Weller,* I. Manners The Effect of the Phosphine Steric and Electronic Profile on the Rh–Promoted Dehydrocoupling of Phosphine-Boranes,
Inorg. Chem. 2014, 53, 3716 [.pdf] OAlogo

129) A.G. Algarra, L. J. Sewell, H. C. Johnson, S. A. Macgregor,* A.S. Weller* A Combined Experimental and Computational Study of Fluxional Process in Sigma Amine–Borane Complexes of Rhodium and Iridium,
Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 11118. [.pdf] (Special Issue: Synergy between Experiment and Theory)

128) M. Etienne* and A. S. Weller* Intramolecular C–C agostic complexes: C–C sigma interactions by another name Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014, 43, 242. [.pdf]

2013

127) S. D. Pike and A. S. Weller* C–Cl Activation of the Weakly Coordinating Anion B(3,5–Cl2C6H3)4] at a Rh(I) Centre in Solution and the Solid–State Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 12832. [pdf]

126) H. C. Johnson, C. L. McMullin, S. D. Pike, S.A. Macgregor* and A. S. Weller* Dehydrogenative B–B Homocoupling of an Amine–Borane
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 42, 9776. [.pdf]

125) 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, 42, 12917. [.pdf]

124) L. J. Sewell, M. A. Huertos, M. E. Dickinson and A. S. Weller,* G. C. Lloyd–Jones Dehydrocoupling of Dimethylamine Borane Catalysed by Rh(PCy
3)2H2Cl Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 4509. [.pdf]

123) M. A. Huertos and A. S. Weller*
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]

122) J. F. Hooper, R. D. Young, I. Pernik, A. S. Weller* and M. C. Willis* Carbon-carbon bond construction using boronic acids and aryl methyl sulfides: Orthogonal reactivity in Suzuki-type couplings
Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1568. [.pdf] Highlighted in SYNFACTS

121) J. F. Hooper, R. D. Young, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis* Traceless chelation-controlled rhodium-catalysed intermolecular alkene and alkyne hydroacylation,
Chem. Eur. J. 2013 19, 3125. [pdf]

2012

120) I. Pernik, J. F. Hooper, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller* and M. C. Willis, Exploring small bite–angle ligands for the rhodium–catalyzed intermolecular hydroacylation of β–S–substituted aldehydes with 1–octene and 1–octyne, ACS Catalysis 2012, 2, 2779 [.pdf]

119) A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller* The Influence of Phosphine Cone Angle on the Synthesis and Structures of [Rh(PR
3)(Binor–S)]+ Complexes that show C–C Sigma Interactions. J. Organomet. Chem. 2012, in the press (Special Issue dedicated to the ICOMC Lisbon 2012). [.pdf]

118)
Synthesis and Characterization of a Rhodium(I) σ-Alkane Complex in the Solid–State. S. D. Pike, A. L. Thompson, A. G. Algarra, D. C. Apperley, S. A. Macgregor* and A S. Weller.* Science, 2012, 337, 1648. [pdf]

117) R. Pawley, M. Huertos, G. C. Lloyd–Jones, A. S. Weller*, M. C. Willis Intermolecular Alkyne Hydroacylation. Mechanistic Insight from the Isolation of the Vinyl Intermediate that Precedes Reductive Elimination,
Organometallics, 2012, 31, 5650. [pdf]

116) H. C. Johnson and Andrew S. Weller, A tert–Butyl–Substituted Amino-Borane Bound to an Iridium Fragment: A Latent Source of Free H
2B=NtBuH, J. Organomet. Chem. 2012, 721-722, 17 (Special Issue dedicated to Professor Thomas Fehlner). [pdf]

115) M. A. Huertos and A. S. Weller* Intermediates in the Rh-catalysed dehydrocoupling of Phosphine–Borane,
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 7185. [.pdf]

114) S.-J. Poingdestre, J.D. Goodacre, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis* Rhodium-catalysed linear-selective alkyne hydroacylation,
Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6345. [.pdf]

113) A. B. Chaplin, J. F. Hooper, A. S. Weller*, and M. C. Willis* Intermolecular hydroacylation: High Activity Rhodium Catalysts Containing Small Bite Angle Diphosphine Ligands. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 4885. [pdf]

112) L. J. Sewell, G. C. Lloyd-Jones*, and A. S. Weller* Development of a Generic Mechanism for the Dehydrocoupling of Amine-Boranes: A Stoichiometric, Catalytic, and Kinetic Study of H
3B·NMe2H Using the [Rh(PCy3)2]+ Fragment, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 3598 [.pdf]

111) J. F. Hooper, A. B. Chaplin, C. González-Rodríguez, A. L. Thompson, A. S. Weller*, and M. C. Willis* Aryl Methyl Sulfides for Rhodium–Catalyzed Alkyne Carbothiolation: Arene Functionalisation with Activating Group Recycling J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 2906 [pdf] Highlighted in SYNFACTS

110) R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller* Rhodium Cyclopentyl Phosphine Complexes of Wide–Bite Angle Ligands DPEphos and Xantphos, Organometallics, 2012, 31, 2720. [pdf]


2011

109) A. B. Chaplin* and A. S. Weller A rhodium(III) complex of the linear diborazine H3B.NMe2BH2.NMe2H – an intermediate in the dehydrocoupling of H3B.NMe2H, Acta Cryst. C, 2011, 67, m355. [pdf]

108) 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]

107) H. A. Sparkes,* T. Krämer, S. K. Brayshaw, J. C. Green, A. S. Weller and J. A. K.Howard, Experimental Charge Density Study into C-C Sigma Interactions in a Binor-S Rhodium Complex, Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 10708 [pdf]

106)  A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller* [Rh{NC5H3–2,6–(CH2PtBu2)2}(PCy3)][BArF4]: A latent low-coordinate rhodium(I) PNP pincer compound.  Organometallics 2011, 30, 4466. [.pdf]

105) A. B. Chaplin, J. C. Green and A. S. Weller*, C–C Activation In the Solid-State in an Organometallic σ-Complex, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 13162. [.pdf]

104) 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. [.pdf]

103) L. J. Sewell, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller* Hydroboration of an Alkene by Amine–Borane Catalysed by a [Rh(PR3)2]+ fragment. Mechanistic Insight and Tandem Hydroboration / Dehydrogenation, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 7499. [.pdf]

102) R. Dallanegra, B. S. Pilgrim, A. B. Chaplin, T. J. Donohoe* and A. S. Weller*, Dehydrogenation of Cyclic-Thioethers Bound to a [Rh(diphosphine)]+ Fragment, Dalton Trans., 201140, 6626. [pdf]

101) C. González-Rodríguez, R. J. Pawley, A. B. Chaplin, A. L. Thompson, A. S. Weller* and M. C. Willis*, Rhodium-Catalyzed Branched-Selective Alkyne Hydroacylation: A Ligand Controlled Regioselectivity Switch, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 5134. [.pdf]

100) 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. [pdf]

99) R. Dallanegra, A. P. M. Robertson, A. B. Chaplin, I. Manners* and A. S. Weller* Tuning the [L2Rh···H3B·NR3] + Interaction using Phosphine Bite Angle. Demonstration by the Catalytic Formation of Polyaminoboranes, Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 3763. [pdf]

98) 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. [.pdf]

97) 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. [.pdf]

96) 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. [.pdf]


2010

95) H. A. Sparkes, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller and J. A. K. Howard, Bond catastrophes in rhodium complexes: experimental charge-density studies of [Rh  (C7H8)(PtBu3)Cl] and [Rh(C7H8)(PCy3)Cl], Acta Cryst. B, 2010, 66, 503

94) A. B. Chaplin* and A. S. Weller,* [(3,5-C6H3Cl2)4] as a useful anion for organometallic chemistry. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 5124. [.pdf]

93) G. Alcaraz,* A.B. Chaplin, C. 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.[.pdf]

92) L. J. Sewell, A. B. Chaplin, J. A. B. Abdalla and A. S. Weller* Reversible C-H activation of a PtBuiBu2 ligand to reveal a masked 12 electron [Rh(PR3)2]+ cation, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 7437. [.pdf] HOT ARTICLE

91) A. B. Chaplin*, R. Tonner and A. S. Weller, Isolation of a low-coordinate rhodium phosphine complex formed by C-C bond activation of biphenylene, Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2710 [.pdf].

90) 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. [.pdf]

89) A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller*, C-C bond activation of a cyclopropyl phosphine: Isolation and reactivity of a tetrameric rhodacyclobutane, Organometallics, 2010, 29, 2332. [pdf.]

88) 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. [pdf.]

87) R.J. Pawley, G. L. Moxham, R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, S. K. Brayshaw, A. S. Weller* and M, C. Willis Controlling Selectivity in Intermolecular Alkene or Aldehyde Hydroacylation Reactions Catalysed by {Rh(L2)}+ Fragments. Organometallics 2010,  29, 1717. [pdf]

86) S. Moret, R. Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin, T. M. Douglas, R.l M. Hiney and A. S. Weller* Alkyl Dehydrogenation in Iridium Cyclopentyl Phosphines, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2010, 363, 574. [.pdf] (special issue dedicated to Paul Pregosin).

85) A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller* Amine- and Dimeric Amino-Borane Complexes of the {Rh(PiPr3)2}+ fragment and their Relevance to the Transition Metal-Mediated Dehydrocoupling of Amine-Boranes, Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 1111 . [.pdf]

84) R. M. Hiney, A. B. Chaplin, J. Harmer,* J. C. Green* and A. S. Weller* Using EPR to follow reversible dihydrogen addition to a paramagnetic clusters of high hydride count: [Rh6(PCy3)6H12]+ and [Rh6(PCy3)6H14] +, Dalton Transactions, 201039, 1726. [.pdf]

83) A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller,* B-H Activation at a Rh(I) centre: A Missing Link in the Transition Metal Catalysed Dehydrocoupling of Amine-Boranes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 581. [.pdf] VIP PAPER. FRONT COVER.



2009

82) T. M. Douglas, A. B. Chaplin, A. S. Weller*, M. B. Hall, X. Yang; Monomeric and Oligomeric Amine-Borane σ-complexes of Rhodium. Intermediates in the Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Amine-Boranes. J.Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 15440. [.pdf]

81) R.Dallanegra, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller* Bis-Amine Boranes: A New Binding Mode at a Transition Metal Centre, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 6875 [.pdf] HOT PAPER

80) R. Hiney, F. Marken*, P. R. Raithby and A. S. Weller* Aqueous-Organic Biphasic Redox-Chemistry of High-Hydride Content Rhodium Clusters. Towards Immobilisation of Redox-Switchable H2 Binding Materials on a Surface., J. Organometallic Chem. 2009, 694, 2808. [.pdf] (special issue dedicated to Energy)

79) A. B. Chaplin, A. I. Poblador-Bahamonde, H. A. Sparkes, J. A. K. Howard*, S. A. Macgregor*, and A. S. Weller*, Alkyl Dehydrogenation in a Rh(I) Complex via an Isolated Agostic Intermediate, Chem. Commun. 2009, 244. [pdf]


2008

78) T. M. Douglas, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller* Amine-Borane Sigma-Complexes of Rhodium. Relevance to Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Amine-Boranes J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 14432. [pdf].

77) H. A. Sparkes,  S. K. Brayshaw, A. S. Weller and J. A. K. Howard*, [Rh(C
7H8)(PPh3)Cl]: an experimental charge density study Acta. Cryst. B, 2008, 64, 550. [pdf]

76) G. L. Moxham, H. Randell-Sly, S. K. Brayshaw, A. S. Weller*  and M.C. Willis* Intermolecular Alkene Hydroacylation using β-S-substituted Aldehydes. Mechanistic Insight into the Role of a Hemilabile P-O-P Ligand,
Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 8383. [pdf].

75) T. M. Douglas, A. B. Chaplin and A. S. Weller* Dihydrogen loss from a 14-electron Rh(III) bisphosphine dihydride to give a Rh(I) complex that undergoes oxidative addition with aryl chlorides,
Organometallics, 2008, 27, 2918. [pdf]

74) A.T. Lubben, J. S. McIndoe*, A. S. Weller* Coupling an electrospray ionization mass spectrometer with a glove box: a straightforward, powerful and convenient combination for analysis of air-sensitive organometallics,
Organometallics, 2008, 27, 3303. [pdf]

73) T. M. Douglas and A. S. Weller*, Acceptorless, Intramolecular, Alkyl Dehydrogenation in the Solid-State in a Rhodium Phosphine Complex; Reversible Uptake of Three Equivalents of H
2 per Molecule.  N. J. Chem. 200832, 966. [.pdf] HOT ARTICLE

72) T. M. Douglas, S. K. Brayshaw, P. R. Raithby, and A. S. Weller*, Reversible Addition of Water to the High-Hydride Content Cluster [Rh
6(PiPr3)6H12][BArF4]2. Synthesis and Structure of [Rh6(PiPr3)6H11(OH)][BArF4]2 Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 778. [pdf]

71) T. M. Douglas, S. K. Brayshaw, R. Dallanegra, S. A. Macgregor*, G. L. Moxham, G. Kociok-Köhn, P. Vadivelu, A. S. Weller* and T.Wondimagegn, Intramolecular Alkane Dehydrogenation in Cationic Rhodium Complexes of Tris-Cyclopentylphosphine,
Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14, 1004. [pdf]


2007

70)  E. Molinos, S. K. Brayshaw, G. Kociok-Köhn and A. S. Weller*, Cationic Rhodium Mono-Phosphine Fragments Partnered with Carborane Monoanions [closo-CB11H6X6] (X = H, Br). Synthesis, Structures and Reactivity with Alkenes. Dalton Trans. 2007, 4829. [pdf]

69) A. S. Weller* and J. S. McIndoe*, Reversible Binding of Dihydrogen in Multimetallic Complexes, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2007, 4411 (MicroReview). [.pdf]

68) S. K. Brayshaw, J. C. Green*, R. Edge, E. J. L. McInnes, P. R. Raithby*, J. E. Warren and A. S. Weller*, [Rh7(PiPr3)6H18][BArF2]4 – A Molecular Rh(111) Surface Decorated with 18 Hydrogens, Angew. Chem. 200746, 7844 [.pdf]

67) S. K. Brayshaw, J. C. Green,* N. Hazari, A. S. Weller*, A DFT Based Investigation into the Electronic Structure and Properties of Hydride Rich Rhodium Clusters, Dalton Trans. 2007, 1781.  [.pdf]  HOT ARTICLE

66) G. L. Moxham, S. K. Brayshaw, A. S. Weller*, [Ir(PPh3)2(H)2(ClCH2CH2Cl)][BArF4]: A well characterised transition metal dichloroethane complex, Dalton Trans. 2007, 1759 [.pdf]   HOT ARTICLE. Highlight in Chemical Science.

65) E. Molinos, S. K. Brayshaw, G. Kociok-Köhn and A. S. Weller*, A Sequential Dehydrogenative Borylation/Hydrogenation Route to Polyethyl Substituted Weakly Coordinating Carborane Anions, Organometallics, 2007, 26, 2370. [pdf]

64) S. K. Brayshaw,* E. Molinos and A. S. Weller, catena-Poly[[(tetrafluoroborato-)silver(I)]-triphenylphosphine], Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, m302. [.pdf]

63) S. K. Brayshaw, E. L. Sceats, J.  C. Green* and A. S. Weller*, C-C sigma-complexes of Rhodium , Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 2007, 104, 6921. [.pdf]

62)  T. M. Douglas, S. K. Brayshaw, E. Molinos, Rhodium Phosphine Olefin Complexes of the Weakly Coordinating Anions [BArF4]- and [closo-CB11H6Br6]-. Kinetic versus Thermodynamic Factors in Anion Coordination and Complex Reactivity, Organometallics, 2007, 26, 463.[.pdf]

61) S. K. Brayshaw, A. Harrison, J. S. McIndoe , F.Marken, P. R. Raithby, J. E. Warren and A. S. Weller*, Sequential Reduction of High Hydride Count Rhodium Octahedral Clusters [Rh6(PR3)6H12][BArF4]2: Redox-Switchable Hydrogen Storage. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 1793. [.pdf]


2006

60) G. M. Moxham, S. K. Brayshaw, T. M. Douglas, G. Kociok-Kohn, A. S. Weller*, The Role of Halogenated Carborane Monoanions in Olefin Hydrogenation Catalysis by Cationic Iridium Phosphine Complexes, Dalton Trans. 2006, 5492. “HOT ARTICLE”. [.pdf]

59) G. M. Moxham, H. Randell-Sly, S. K. Brayshaw, A. S. Weller* and M. C. Willis,* Intermolecular Hydroacylation: Highly active catalysts with hemi-labile phosphine ligands,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 7618-7622. [.pdf]

58) S. K. Brayshaw, T. M. Douglas, J. Le Nôtre, C. G. Frost* and A. S. Weller*, Phosphine-Olefin Ligands: A Facile Dehydrogenative Route to Catalytically Active Rhodium Complexes,
Chem. Commun. 2006, 3408. [.pdf]

57) N. Merle, C. G. Frost, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. Willis and A. S. Weller*, Chelating Phosphine Boranes as Hemilabile Ligands. Synthesis of [Mn(CO)3(
2-H3B·dppm)][BArF4] and [Mn(CO)4(1-H3B·dppm)][BArF4], Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2006, 4068. [.pdf]

56) S. K. Brayshaw, J. C. Green, N. Hazari, J. S. McIndoe, F. Marken, P. R. Raithby and A. S. Weller*, Storing and Releasing Hydrogen with a Redox Switch,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 6005. [.pdf]

NB: This work attracted a “Nature Highlight”, a “Nature News and Views” and a “Hot paper” designation as well as a highlight in Green Chemistry”. A patent has also been filed on the basis of this wor
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55) S. K. Brayshaw, M. Ingleson, J. C. Green, P. R. Raithby, G. Kociok-Köhn, J. S. McIndoe, A. S. Weller*, High Hydride Count Rhodium Octahedra, [Rh6(PR3)6H12][BArF4]2: Synthesis, Structures and Reversible Hydrogen Uptake under Mild Conditions,
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 6247. [.pdf]

54) S. K. Brayshaw, J. C. Green, G. Kociok-Köhn, E. Sceats, A. S. Weller*, A Rhodium Complex with one Rh···C-C and one Rh···H-C Agostic Bond
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 452. [.pdf]

53) E. Molinos, T. P. H. Player, G. Kociok-Köhn, G. D. Ruggerio and A. S. Weller* [1-Me-1-closo-SnB11H11]- as a potential weakly coordinating anion: Synthesis of Rh(PPh3)2(1-Me-closo-SnB11H11) and comparisons with Rh(PR3)2(1-H-closo-CB11H11), Heteroatom. Chem. 2006, 17, 174 (invited contribution to a special issue. [.pdf]



2005

52) S. K. Brayshaw, M. Ingleson, J. C. Green, P. R. Raithby, G. Kociok-Köhn, J. S. McIndoe, A. S. Weller*, Holding onto Lots of Hydrogen: A 12-Hydride-Rhodium Cluster that Reversibly Adds Two Molecules of H2. Angew Chem. 2005, 44, 6875. [Angew. Chem. HOT PAPER]

51) E. M. Molinos, G. Kociok-Köhn and A. S. Weller, Polyethyl Substituted Weakly Coordinating Carborane Anions: A Sequential Dehydrogenative Borylation/Hydrogenation Route. Chem. Commun. 2005, 3609 [.pdf ]

50) M. J. Ingleson, S. K. Brayshaw, M. F. Mahon, G. D. Ruggiero and A. S. Weller*, Dihydrogen Complexes of Rhodium: [RhH2(H2)x(PR3)2]+ (R = Cy, iPr; x = 1, 2), Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 3162. [.pdf]

49) N. Merle, C. G. Frost, G. Kociok Köhn, M. C. Willis and A. S. Weller*, Ruthenium(II) Complexes of the Chelating Phosphine Borane H2ClB·dppm, J. Organometallic Chem. 2005, 690, 2829 . [.pdf ] (special issue)

48) M. J. Ingleson, G. Kociok Köhn and A. S. Weller*, B-C Activation in Highly Alkylated Carborane Monoanions Partnered with Cationic Transition Metal Fragments: Observations and Comments, Inorg. Chim. Acta. 2005, 358, 1571 . [.pdf ](special issue)

 

2004

47) N. Merle, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. F. Mahon, C. G. Frost, G. D. Ruggiero, A. S. Weller* and M. C. Willis. Transition Metal Complexes of the Chelating Phosphine Borane Ligand Ph2PCH2Ph2P·BH3, Dalton Trans., 2004, 3883. [.pdf ]

46) M. J. Ingleson*, M. F. Mahon and A. S. Weller*, [PtMe(iPr3P)2]+ : A Pt(II) complex with an agostic interaction that undergoes C-H activation, Chem. Commun., 2004, 2398. [.pdf ]

45) J. H. Cotgreave, D. Colclough, G. Kociok-Köhn, G. Ruggiero, C. G. Frost* and A. S. Weller*, Well-defined indium(III) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes with triflate ligands: Structural models for the In(OTf)3 catalyst , Dalton Trans. 2004, 1519. [.pdf ]

 

44) M. J. Ingleson, M. F. Mahon, P. R. Raithby and A. S. Weller*, [(iPr3P)6Rh6H12]2+: A High-Hydride Content Octahedron that Bridges the Gap Between Late and Early-Transition Metal Clusters, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 4784. [.pdf ]. [Angew. Chem. Highlight]

 

43) M. J. Ingleson, N. J. Patmore, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. F. Mahon, G. D. Ruggiero, A. S. Weller*, A. J. Clarke, J. P. Rourke, Silver Phosphine Complexes of the Highly Methylated Carborane Monoanion [closo-1-H-CB11Me11]-, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126, 1503. [.pdf ]

 

42) A. Rifat, G. Kociok-Köhn, J. W. Steed and A. S. Weller*, Cationic Iridium Phosphines Partnered with [closo-CB11H6Br6]-: (PPh3)2Ir(H)2(closo-CB11H6Br6) and [(PPh3)2Ir(C2H4)3][closo-CB11H6Br6]. Relevance to Counterion Effects in Olefin Hydrogenation, Organometallics, 2004, 23, 428. [.pdf ]

 

2003

41) P. Lassahn, V. Lozan, B. Wu, A. S. Weller, C. Janiak*, Dihalogeno(diphosphane)metal(II) complexes (metal = Co, Ni, Pd) as pre-catalysts for the vinyl/addition polymerization of norbornene elucidation of the activation process with B(C6F5)3/AlEt3 or Ag[closo-1-CB11H12] and evidence for the in situ formation of naked Pd2+ as a highly active species, Dalton Trans.,2003, 4437. [.pdf]

 

40) M.J. Ingleson, A. Clarke, M. F. Mahon, J. P. Rourke and A. S. Weller*, [Cp2ZrMe(12-m-Me-1-closo-CB11HMe10)]: A transition metal complex of a highly-methylated carborane anion. Chem. Commun. 2003, 1930. [.pdf ]

 

39) N. J. Patmore, M. J. Ingleson, M. F. Mahon and A. S. Weller*, Investigation of the Synthesis of {Mo(h5-C5H5)(CO)3}+ Fragments Partnered with the Mono-Anionic Carboranes [closo-CB11H11Br]-, [closo-CB11H6Br6]- and [closo-HCB11Me11]- by Silver Salt Metathesis and Hydride Abstraction, Dalton Trans. 2003, 2894. [.pdf ]

38) N. J. Patmore, M. F. Mahon and A. S. Weller*, Bi- and Tri-metallic {Cp*RhCl} frgaments partnered with carborane monoanions [CB11H6Y6]- (Y = H, Br). Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 2003, 17, 288. [.pdf ](special issue)

37) C. J. Chapman, C. G. Frost, M. P. Gill-Carey, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. F. Mahon, A. S. Weller and M. C. Willis*, Diphosphine mono-sulfides: Readily available chiral monophosphines, Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 2003, 14, 705. [.pdf ]

36) A. Rifat, V. E. Laing, G. Kociok-Köhn, M. F. Mahon, G. D. Ruggiero and A. S Weller*, exo-closo-Rhodacarboranes: Synthesis and Characterisation of [{exo-(R3P)2Rh}(closo-CB11H12)] [R3P = P(OMe)3, PCy3, 1/2 dppe]. J. Organometallic Chem. 2003, 680, 127. [.pdf ] (special issue)

35) A. Rifat, M. F. Mahon and A. S. Weller*, Dehydrogenation of cyclohexenes to cyclohexadienes by [(PPh3)2Rh]+. The isolation of an intermediate in the dehydrogenation of cyclohexane to benzene: Crystal structure of [(h4-C6H8)Rh(PPh3)2][closo-CB11H6Br6], J. Organmetallic Chem. 2003, 667, 1. [.pdf]
 

2002

34) M. J. Ingleson, M. F. Mahon, N. J. Patmore, G. D. Ruggiero and A. S. Weller* (PPh3)Ag(HCB11Me11): A complex with intermolecular Ag···H3C interactions, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2002, 41, 3694. [pdf]

33) M. A. Fox, M. F. Mahon*, N. J. Patmore and A. S. Weller*, Solution and Solid-State Structure of the Anion [Ag2{closo-CB11H12}4]2-, Inorg. Chem., 2002, 41, 4567. [.pdf ]

32) A. Rifat, N. J. Patmore, M. F. Mahon and A. S. Weller*, Rhodium Phosphines Partnered with the Carboranemonoanions [CB11H6Y6]-(Y = H, Br). Synthesis and Evaluation as Alkene Hydrogenation Catalysts, Organometallics, 2002, 21, 2842. [.pdf ]. C&I highlight.htm

31) N. J. Patmore, C. Hague, J. H. Cotgreave, M. F. Mahon, C. G. Frost* and Andrew S Weller*, Silver Phosphines Partnered with Carborane Mono Anions: Synthesis, Structures and Use as Highly Active Lewis-Acid Catalysts in a Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction, Chem. Eur. J., 2002, 9, 2088. [.pdf ]
 

 2001

30) C. Hague, N. Patmore, M. F. Mahon, C. Frost* and A. S. Weller*, [(PPh3)Ag(CB11H6Y6)] (Y = H, Br): Highly Active, Selective and Recyclable Lewis Acids for a Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction, Chem. Commun., 2001, 2286. [.pdf ]

29) C. Moreau, C. Hague, A. S. Weller and C. G. Frost*, Rhodium catalysed aryl transfer to aldehydes: Counterion effects with nitrogen containing ligands, Tetrahedron Letters, 2001, 42, 6957.

28) M. Ingleson, N. J. Patmore, G. D. Ruggiero, C. G. Frost, M. F. Mahon, M. C. Willis and A. S. Weller*, Chelating Mono-Borane Phosphines: Rational and High-Yield Synthesis of [(COD)Rh{(h2-BH3)Ph2PCH2PPh2}][PF6], Organometallics, 2001, 21, 4434. [.pdf ]

27) N. J. Patmore, M. F. Mahon, J. W. Steed and A. S. Weller*, Synthesis and Characterisation of {Mo(h-L)(CO)3}+ (h-L = C5H5, C5Me5) Fragments Ligated with [CB11H12]-and Derivatives, Dalton Transactions, 2001, 277. [.pdf ]

 

2000 


26) A. S. Weller*, M F. Mahon and J. W. Steed, Rhodium Cyclooctadiene Complexes of the Weakly Co-ordinating Carborane Anion [closo-CB11H12]-. Isolation and Crystal Structures of [(COD)Rh(h2-CB11H12)] and [(COD)Rh(THF)2][CB11H12], J. Organometallic Chemistry. 2000, 614-615, 113. (special issue)

25) N. J. Patmore, A. S. Weller*, J. W. Steed, Transition metal complexes of the weakly co-ordinating carborane anion [CB11H12]-: The first isolation and structural characterisation of an intermediate in a silver salt metathesis reaction. Chem. Commun., 2000, 1055. [.pdf ]

 

1999-1996

24) A. S. Weller, C. Andrews, A. D. Burrows, M. Green, J. M. Lyman, M. F. Mahon and C. Jones Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of (h5-L)MoCl(CO)(h4-P2C2tBu2) [L = Cp, Cp*]. Chem Commun, 1999, 2147.  
23) A. S. Weller, S. Aldridge and T. P. Fehlner, Early vs late transition metals. Electronic structure of nido-2-CpMLnB4H8, CpMLn = CpTaCl2, CpWH3 and CpCo, Inorg. Chim. Acta., 1999, 289, 85.  
22) A. S. Weller, M. Shang and T. P. Fehlner, New Structural Motifs in Metallaborane Chemistry. Synthesis, characterisation and Solid State Structures. Organometallics 1999, 18, 853.  
21) A. S. Weller and T. P. Fehlner, A Molecular Orbital Analysis of the Trend in 11B NMR Chemical Shifts for (Cp*M)2B5H9, M = Cr, Mo, W. Organometallics 1999, 18, 447.  
20) A. S. Weller, M. Shang and T. P. Fehlner, Synthesis of Tungstaboranes from reaction of [Cp*WCln]m with BH3.thf or LiBH4. Control of reaction pathway by choice of mono-boron reagent. Organometallics, 1999, 18, 53.
 
19) C. L. Beckering, G. M. Rosair and A. S. Weller*, Ferrocenyl substituted carboranes, J. Organomet. Chem., 1998, 556, 55.
 
18) M. A. Flores, F. Tiexidor, C. Vinas, G. M. Rosair, A. J. Welch and A. S. Weller, Synthesis and characterisation of metallated derivates of the thiol-carborane [HNMe3][7,8-(SPh)2-nido-7,8-C2B9H10], Inorg. Chem., 1998, 37, 5394.  
17) A. S. Weller, M. Shang and T. P. Fehlner, Synthesis and Characterisaton of the 9-atom, rhena- and tungstaboranes (Cp*Re)2B7H7 and (Cp*W)2B7H9. Molecular mimics of hypoelectronic main-group clusters in Zintl phases, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1998, 1787.  
16) A. S. Weller, M. Shang and T. P. Fehlner, Synthesis and Structure of the Metallaborane Cp*3(m-H)W3B8H8 from the thermolysis of Cp*H3WB4H8. A close packed 11 atom boron rich cluster, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1998, 120, 8283.  
15) A. S. F. Boyd, G. M. Rosair, F. Tiarks, A. S. Weller, S. K. Zahn and A. J. Welch, Charge compensated rhodacarboranes, Polyhedron, 1998, 17, 2627.  
14) S. Dunn, G. M. Rosair, A. J. Welch and A. S. Weller, Expected and unexpected outcomes of a heteroborane isomerisation; J. Chem.Soc., Chem. Commun., 1998, 1056.  
13) G. M. Rosair, A. S. Weller and A. J. Welch, Sterically encumbered charge compensated runthenacarboranes, Organometallics, 1998, 17, 3227.  
12) K. Johansen, G. M. Rosair, A. S. Weller and A. J. Welch, 3-(h3-C3H5)-3,3-(CO)2-4-SMe2-3,1,2-closo-MoC2B9H10, Acta Cryst. Sect. C, 1998, C54, 214.  
11) K. J. Adams, T. D. McGrath, G. M. Rosair, A. S. Weller and A. J. Welch, Rhodathiaboranes with "anomalous" electron counts. An investigation of structure, synthesis and reactivity, J. Organomet. Chem., 1998, 550, 315.  
10) J. C. Jeffery and A. S. Weller, Group Six alkylidynes bearing the multidentate phosphine triphos. Synthesis and reactivity, J. Organomet Chem. , 1997, 548, 195.  
9) A. S. Weller and A. J. Welch; Synthesis and reactivity of nido-7,9-diphenylcarbaundecaboranes: Rearrangement processes in platinacarboranes revisited; J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1997, 1205.  
8) S. Dunn, G. M. Rosair, Rh. Ll. Thomas, A. J. Welch and A. S. Weller, Isolation of a Non-Icosahedral Intermediate in the Isomerisation of an Icosahedral Metallacarborane; Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 1997, 36, 645  
7) G. M. Rosair, A. J. Welch, A. S. Weller and S. K. Zahn, Sterically encumbered complexes of charge compensated carboranes, synthesis and reactivity; J. Organomet. Chem.,1997, 536-537, 299.  
6) K. J. Adams, T. D. McGrath, R. Ll. Thomas, A. S. Weller and A. J. Welch; Reversible on / off CH ó Rh interactions in rhodium thiaboranes with "anomalous" electron counts; J. Organomet. Chem., 1997, 527, 283.

5) G. M. Rosair, A. J. Welch and A. S. Weller, 8-(Ph2PCH2CH2PPh2)-8,7-nido-RhSB9H10.CH2Cl2 a new crystalline modification; Acta Cryst. Sect. C, 1996, C52, 3020  
4) G. M. Rosair, A. J. Welch and A. S. Weller; 9-(P(C6H11)2Ph)-arachno-6-SB9H11, Acta Cryst. Sect. C, 1996, C52, 2851  
3) G. M. Rosair, A. S Weller and A. J. Welch; Re-determination of the structure of 1,7-diphenyl carborane; Acta Cryst. Sect. C, 1996, C52, 2221  
2) A. S. Weller and A. J. Welch; Mixed sandwich carborane / thiamacrocycle compounds; Inorg. Chem., 1996, 35, 4548.

1) U. Grädler, A. S. Weller, A. J. Welch and D. Reed; Closo and pseudocloso heptamethylindenyl carbarhodaboranes; J. Chem. Soc.DaltonTrans., 1996, 335