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Researcher: Ho, CC (Dr Curtis Ho)

Fields of Research

Transition metal chemistry
Organometallic chemistry
Organic chemical synthesis
Inorganic green chemistry
Inorganic materials (incl. nanomaterials)
Natural products and bioactive compounds
Metal cluster chemistry
Catalysis and mechanisms of reactions
Computational chemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Inorganic industrial chemicals
Organic industrial chemicals (excl. resins, rubber and plastics)
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Accessing chelating extended linker bis(NHC) palladium(II) complexes: sterically triggered divergent reaction pathways; Organometallics
Air and moisture tolerant synthesis of a chelated bis(NHC) methylpalladium(II) complex relevant to alkyl migration processes in catalysis; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Cationic charge-appended abnormal carbenes: synthesis and study of electronically modified abnormal N-heterocyclic carbenes; Inorganic Chemistry
Dinuclear Pd(I) Hydride Complexes with Novel (Pd-Pd-H)+ and (Pd-H-Pd)+ Cores Supported by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands; IC11 RACI Inorganic Chemistry Divisional Conference
Employing pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE) to explore natural products chemistry in the undergraduate laboratory; Journal of Visualized Experiments
High oxidation state organopalladium(IV) species: applications to CH activation; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Mechanistic Investigations of Base-Assisted NHC Pd(II) Complex Reductions: Formation of Novel Bridging NHC Dipalladium(I) Hydrides via Palladium(II) Methoxide Dimer Intermediates; OZOM6: 6th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Mechanistic investigations of base-assisted NHC Pd(II) complex reductions: Formation of novel bridging NHC dipalladium(I) hydrides via palladium(II) methoxide dimer intermediates; XIX European Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Non-classical anionic naked N-heterocyclic carbenes: fundamental properties and emerging applications in synthesis and catalysis; Catalysts
Nuances in fundamental Suzuki−Miyaura cross-couplings employing [Pd(PPh3)4]: poor reactivity of aryl Iodides at lower temperatures; Organometallics
Optimisation of iron oxide nanoparticles for agglomeration and blockage in aqueous flow systems; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Phosphine-scavenging cationic gold(I) complexes: alternative applications of gold cocatalysis in fundamental palladium-catalyzed cross-couplings; Organometallics
Photoactive N-heterocyclic carbene transition metal complexes in bond-forming photocatalysis: State-of-the-art and opportunities; Applied Organometallic Chemistry
Photoactive metal carbonyl complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: synthesis, characterization, and viability as photoredox catalysts; Inorganic Chemistry
Photochemical activation of a hydroxyquinone-derived phenyliodonium ylide by visible light: synthetic and mechanistic investigations; Journal of Organic Chemistry
Pretransmetalation intermediates in Suzuki−Miyaura C−C and carbonylative cross-couplings: synthesis and structural authentication of aryl- and aroylnickel(II) boronates; ACS Catalysis
Recent advances in bidentate bis(N-heterocyclic carbene) transition metal complexes and their applications in metal-mediated reactions; Coordination Chemistry Reviews
Recent applications of the Zhdankin reagent in organic synthesis; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Reduction of a chelating bis(NHC) palladium(II) complex to [{mu-bis(NHC)}2Pd2H]<+>+<->: A terminal hydride in a binuclear palladium(I) species formed under catalytically relevant conditions; Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Reduction of Chelating Bis(NHC)Pd(II) Complexes to [{mu-bis(NHC)}2PD2H]+: Novel Pd(I)-Pd(I) Bonded Species with a Terminal Hydride and a Pd(I)-H-Pd(I) Complex Lacking a Pd-Pd Bond; XIX European Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Rhenium-catalysed reactions in chemical synthesis: selected case studies; Dalton Transactions
Selective and adaptable access to N,N'-asymmetrically substituted imidazol-2-ylidene bis-NHC ligands: Pd(II) complexes featuring wide variation in N-alkyl and aryl steric bulk; Dalton Transactions
Suzuki-Miyaura Csp2-Csp2 cross-couplings employing nickel(II) pincer precatalysts: mechanistic investigations; Organometallics
Synthesis of 4-phenylthieno[2,3-c]quinolines via Suzuki-Miyaura cross-couplings; ARKIVOC
Synthesis of arylpalladium(II) boronates: confirming the structure and chemical competence of pre-transmetalation intermediates in the Suzuki-Miyaura reaction; Angewandte Chemie

Research Projects

Phosphangulenes as Superbulky, Tunable Ligands for Palladium-Catalysed Cross-Couplings.; Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Research Candidate Supervision