Recent Publications


Coordination and activation of Al-H and Ga-H bonds

J. A. B. Abdalla, I. M. Riddlestone, J. Turner, P. A. Kaufman, R. Tirfoin, N. Phillips and S. Aldridge

Chem.-Eur. J., 2014, in press (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201405018)

An in-depth study of Al-H & Ga-H s-complexes following our earlier Chem Comm in the area.


Expanded ring N-heterocyclic carbenes for the stabilization of highly electrophilic gold(I) cations

N. Phillips, T. Dodson, R. Tirfoin, J. I. Bates and S. Aldridge

Chem.-Eur. J., 2014, 20, 16721-16731 (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201404939)

This work on highly electrophilic gold cations by Nick Phillips and Tristan Dodson was selected as a ‘hot article’ by the editors of Chemistry – A European Journal.


Circumventing redox chemistry: synthesis of transition metal boryl complexes from a boryl nucleophile by decarbonylation

R. Frank, J. Howell, R. Tirfoin, D. Dange, C. Jones, D. M. P. Mingos and S. Aldridge

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 15730-15741 (DOI: 10.1021/ja508979x)

This work by René Frank and James Howell uncovers a route to metal boryl complexes from a highly nucleophilic (but strongly reducing) lithium boryl reagent.


Oxidative bond formation and reductive bond cleavage at Main Group metal centers: reactivity of five-valence-electron MX2 radicals

A. V. Protchenko, D. Dange, M. P. Blake, A. D. Schwarz, C. Jones, P. Mountford and S. Aldridge

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 10902-10905. (DOI: 10.1021/ja5062467)

Andrey’s latest paper examines the M-C bond forming (and breaking) reactivity of the Group 13 M(II) radicals reported earlier this year in Nature Chemistry.


(see here for a fuller list for 2011-2014)









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