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Researcher: Gardiner, V (Dr Vicki-Anne Gardiner)

Fields of Research

Transition metal chemistry
Organometallic chemistry
Organic chemical synthesis
Bioinorganic chemistry
Structure and dynamics of materials
F-block chemistry
Main group metal chemistry
Other chemical sciences
Catalysis and mechanisms of reactions
Reaction kinetics and dynamics

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Organic industrial chemicals (excl. resins, rubber and plastics)
Human pharmaceutical treatments
Inorganic industrial chemicals
Industrial chemicals and related products

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2,6-Bis(phenylthiomethyl)pyridine; Acta Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online
A new mechanistic pathway under Sonogashira reaction protocol involving multiple acetylene insertions; Dalton Transactions
A synchrotron study of mu(3)-chloro-tri-mu-chloro-mu(3)-sulfido-hexakis(triphenylphospine) triruthenium(II)-tetrahydrofuran-water (1/1.25/0.75); Acta Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online
Characterization of tetra-aryl benzene isomers by using preparative gas chromatography with mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and x-ray crystallographic methods; Analytical Chemistry
Complexes of late transition metals containing the mixed donor ligands 2,6-(RSCH2)2C5H3N (R=Ph, Me): Crystal structures of [{Cu(2,6-(PhSCH2)2C5H3N)(?-X)}2] (X=Cl, Br) and [Ni(2,6-(PhSCH2)2C5H3N)Br2]; Journal of the Chemical Society-Dalton Transactions
Miniaturising Metal Catalysis at the Micrometre Level in Capillaries and Glass Chips; IC08: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Miniaturising organic monolith supported metal catalysis at the sub-micrometre level in capillaries and glass chip; 4th EuCheMS Conference on Nitrogen Ligands in Coordination Chemistry, Metal-Organic Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis
Solution, structural and catalytic studies of neutral MCl2 (M = Pd, Pt) complexes of the N/E mixed-donor ligands 2-(RECH2)C5H4N (RE = MeS, PhS, MeSe); European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Structural and Catalytic Studies of Neutral MCl2 (M = Pd, Pt) Complexes of the N/E Mixed-Donor Ligands 2-(RECH2)C5H4N (RE = MeS, PhS, PhSe); 2005 Inorganic Chemistry Symposium of the RACI Victorian Branch
Structural and Catalytic Studies of Neutral MCl2 (M = Pd, Pt) Complexes of the N/E Mixed-Donor Ligands 2-(RECH2)C5H4N (RE = MeS, PhS, PhSe); OZOM3: 3rd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Structural chemistry of dihalogenopalladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes of heteroleptic N,S- and N,Se- donor ligands based on the 2-organochalcogenomethylpyridine motif; Inorganica Chimica Acta: The International Inorganic Chemistry Journal
Supported Palladium Catalysis Using a Heteroleptic 2-Methylthiomethylpyridine -N,S- Donor Motif for Mizoroki-Heck and Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling, Including Continuous Organic Monolith in Capillary Microscale Flow-Through Mode; Tetrahedron
Synthesis and solid-state structural characterisation of Pt(II,IV) bromide complexes containing bidentate organothiomethylpyridine heteroleptic ligands; Polyhedron
Synthesis and spectroscopic studies of organometallic Mn(I) complexes containing the novel mixed donor ligands 2-{MeSeCH(2-n)(SiMe3)n}C5H4 (n=0-2); Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Synthesis and structural studies of dicationic Pd(II) and Pt(II) complexes of 2-(alkylchalcogenomethyl)pyridines, [M{NC5H4-2-(CH2ER)}2][PF6]2; Polyhedron
Synthesis and structure of dichloropalladium(II) complexes of heteroleptic N,S- and N,Se-donor ligands based on the 2-organochalogenomethylpyridine motif, and Mizoroki-Heck catalysis mediated by complexes of N,S-donor ligands; Inorganica Chimica Acta
Synthesis of Palladium and Platinum Heteroleptic Complexes and their Application in the Heck Reaction; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Synthesis, structure and optical limiting properties of organoruthenium-chalcogenide clusters; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry

Research Projects

Advanced Metal Chalcogenide Cluster Chemistry; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Exploiting Nature's Structural Features for the Preparation of Modern Catalysts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Manganese Vanadium Metal-Chalcogenide Cluster Chemistry; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

N,E Heteroleptic Ligands in the Heck Reaction and Other Carbon - Carbon Bond Formation Processes