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Researcher: Gardiner, MG (Associate Professor Michael Gardiner)

Fields of Research

f-Block Chemistry
Transition Metal Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Organic Chemical Synthesis
Main Group Metal Chemistry
Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Higher Education
Natural Products Chemistry
Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
Optical Properties of Materials
Separation Science
Electroanalytical Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Ore Deposit Petrology
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Soil Sciences
Environmental Management
Medical Biochemistry: Proteins and Peptides (incl. Medical Proteomics)

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Organic Industrial Chemicals (excl. Resins, Rubber and Plastics)
Inorganic Industrial Chemicals
Learner and Learning Processes
Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources
Plastic Products (incl. Construction Materials)
Cancer and Related Disorders
Hydrogen-based Energy Systems (incl. Internal Hydrogen Combustion Engines)
National Security
Plant Extracts (e.g. Pyrethrum, Alkaloids, Jojoba Oil)
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Rehabilitation of Degraded Urban and Industrial Environments
Diabetes

Career Best Publications

Alkali-Metal, Halide, and Lewis Base Free Monomeric Alkylsamarium(III) Porphyrinogen Complexes of High Stability; Organometallics
Binuclear Intermediates in Oxidation Reactions: [(Me3SiCC)Me2(bipy)Pt-PtMe2(bipy)]+ in the Oxidation of PtIIMe2(bipy) (bipy = 2,2'-Bipyridine) by IPh(CCSiMe3)(OTf) (OTf = Triflate); Journal of the American Chemical Society
Buckling under Strain: Relief of Steric Pressure Occurs Differently for Samarium(III) Porphyrinogen Complexes of the ­-bound Auxiliary Ligands Cyclopentadienyl and Cyclooctatetraenediyl; Organometallics
C-H Activation (gamma-deprotonation) of a Sm(III) bis(trimethylsilyl)amide complex via macrocyclic stabilisation of the sodium counter ion; Chemical Communications
First x-ray structure of a N-naphthaloyl tethered chiral dirhodium(II) complex: structural basis for tether substitution improving asymmetric control in olefin cyclopropanation; Chemistry - A European journal
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
Reductive disproportionation of carbon dioxide by a Sm(II) complex: Unprecedented f-block element reactivity giving a carbonate complex; Chemical Communications
Reversible Sm(III)/Sm(II) Redox Chemistry of an Organosamarium(III) Complex; Organometallics

Research Publications

(RS)-2-(3,4-Methylenedioxyphenyl)-5-phenyl-3,6-dihydro-2H-pyran; Acta Crystallographica Section E
N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Nickel and Palladium for the Copolymerisation of Ethene and Carbon Monoxide; 11RACIC: 11th Royal Australian Chemical Institute Convention
A Direct Assembly Approach to the Synthesis of N,N'-Bridged Calix[4]pyrroles: The Synthesis of a 1,5-Diazacyclononatriene Locked in a Saddle Conformation; Supramolecular Chemistry
A facile "click" approach to functionalised metallosupramolecular architectures; Chemical Communications
A Jack-in-the-box Flexible Macrocyclic Ligand for the Stabilisation of Low Valent f Elements; OZOM6: 6th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
A new mechanistic pathway under Sonogashira reaction protocol involving multiple acetylene insertions; Dalton Transactions
A New Mechanistic Pathway under Sonogashira Reaction Protocol Involving Multiple Acetylene Insertions; OZOM5: 5th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
A survey of pendant donor-functionalised (N,O) phosphine ligands for Cr-catalysed ethylene tri- and tetramerisation; Catalysis Science and Technology
Agostic deformations based on electron delocalization in the alkyllithium-complex [{2-(Me3Si)2CLiC5H4N}2; Chemical Communications
ALIUS: Active Learning In University Science: Leading Change in Australian Science Teaching; UniServe Science
Alkali Metal Inclusion Capabilities as a Destabilising Effect in Macrocyclic Organolanthanide Complexes Leading to Complete Metal Exchange; IC03: Conference of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inorganic Division
Alkali Metal Inclusion Capabilities as a Destabilising Effect in Macrocyclic Organolanthanide Complexes Leading to Complete Metal Exchange; XXIXth International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry
Alkali-Metal, Halide, and Lewis Base Free Monomeric Alkylsamarium(III) Porphyrinogen Complexes of High Stability; Organometallics
Alkyl linker effects on the coordination topology of ditopic di(2-pyridylmethyl)amine carboxylate ligands with ZnII and CuII: polymers vs. macrocycles; CrystEngComm
Binuclear Intermediates in Oxidation Reactions: [(Me3SiCC)Me2(bipy)Pt-PtMe2(bipy)]+ in the Oxidation of PtIIMe2(bipy) (bipy = 2,2'-Bipyridine) by IPh(CCSiMe3)(OTf) (OTf = Triflate); Journal of the American Chemical Society
Brønsted acid cocatalysis in copper(I)-photocatalyzed α-amino C−H bond functionalization; ACS Catalysis
Buckling under Strain: Relief of Steric Pressure Occurs Differently for Samarium(III) Porphyrinogen Complexes of the ­-bound Auxiliary Ligands Cyclopentadienyl and Cyclooctatetraenediyl; Organometallics
C-H Activation (gamma-deprotonation) of a Sm(III) bis(trimethylsilyl)amide complex via macrocyclic stabilisation of the sodium counter ion; Chemical Communications
Carbon-carbon and carbon-chlorine bond formation on reaction of iodine(III) reagents with the bis(alkynyl)palladium(II) motif, and structural chemistry of trans-Pd(CΞC-o-Tol)2(PMe2Ph)2] and trans-[PdCl(CΞC-o-Tol)(PMe2Ph)2]; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
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
Chiral dirhodium catalysts: A new era for asymmetric catalysis; Current Organic Chemistry
Cobalt-bis(imino)pyridine complexes as catalysts for hydroaluminationľisomerisation of internal olefins; Dalton Transactions
Confirmation of the molecular structure of tetramethylene diperoxide dicarbamide (TMDD) and its sensitiveness properties; The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A
Coordination Sphere Control of Lanthanide Metals by Modified Calix[4]pyrroles: Synthesis of Sm(II) and Sm(III) Complexes; OZOM2: 2nd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Design and synthesis of novel chiral dirhodium(II) carboxylate complexes for asymmetric cyclopropanation reactions; Chemistry: A European Journal
Developing 'New Look' Metallocenes: The Use of ­-Bound Heterocyclic Anions; 20th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Developing 'New Look' Metallocenes: The use of ­-Bound Heterocyclic Anions; CPC2004: Conference of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Physical Chemistry Division
Developing leaders of change in the teaching of large university chemistry classes
DFT Studies of Lanthanide Imide Complexes; 2005 Inorganic Chemistry Symposium of the RACI Victorian Branch
Dinitrogen and related chemistry of the lanthanides: a review of the reductive capture of dinitrogen, as well as mono- and di-aza containing ligand chemistry of relevance to known and postulated metal mediated dinitrogen derivatives ; Materials
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
Directed Synthetic Approaches to Modified Calix[4]pyrroles; OZOM2: 2nd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Embedding high impact education practices in 1st year science: a cross-disciplinary cross-institutional partnership; Teaching Matters 2009
Ethylene Oligomerization with Cr-NHC Catalysts: Further Insights into the Extended Metallacycle Mechanism of Chain Growth; Organometallics
Ethylene polymerisation and oligomerisation with arene-substituted phenoxy-imine complexes of titanium: investigation of multi-mechanism catalytic behaviour; Dalton Transactions
Facile synthesis and coupling of functionalized isomeric biquinolines; Tetrahedron Letters
First x-ray structure of a N-naphthaloyl tethered chiral dirhodium(II) complex: structural basis for tether substitution improving asymmetric control in olefin cyclopropanation; Chemistry - A European journal
First Year Chemistry Language Support at the University of Tasmania; Sustainable Language Support Practices in Science Education: Technologies and Solutions
Highly Efficient Monocationic Palladacycles of Chelating Diphosphines in C2H4/CO Copolymerization; Organometallics
Hybrid Stacked/Ladder Organolithium Aggregates: A Structural Hypothesis for Super Base Reactivity; ICCC39: Internatonal Conference on Coordination Chemistry
Insertion and isomerisation of internal olefins at alkylaluminium hydride: catalysis with zirconocene dichloride; Dalton Transactions
Insertion, elimination and isomerisation of olefins at alkylaluminium hydride: an experimental and theoretical study; Dalton Transactions
Insight into oxidation chemistry: Formation of a binuclear intermediate in the oxidation of PtMe2(bipy) by IPh(CCSiMe3)(OTf); OZOM5: 5th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Introducing the 4-Azapentalenyl Anion: a š-Bound Heterocyclic Anion with Potential Far Beyond the Cyclopentadienyl Anion!; IC03: Conference of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inorganic Division
Introducing the 4-Azapentalenyl Anion: a ­-Bound Heterocyclic Anion with Potential Far Beyond the Cyclopentadienyl Anion!; OZOM2: 2nd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Isolation and characterization of 1β-Acetoxypolygodial from Tasmannia Lanceolata; Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Lanthanide complexes of calix[4]pyrrolides: macrocycle synthesis, structural control, unusual reactivity (catalytic Sm(II) readucing agents?); XXIX International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry
Lanthanide Complexes of Calix[4]pyrrolides: Macrocycle Synthesis, Structural Control, Unusual Reactivity, (Catalytic Sm(II) Reducing Agents?); XXIXth International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry
Lanthanide Complexes of Modified Calix[4]pyrrolides; OZOM5: 5th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Lanthanide Complexes of Modified Calix[4]pyrrolides; International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis, ISHC-XVI
Lanthanide Imides - A Synthetic Investigation; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Lanthanide Imides - A Theoretical Investigation; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Lanthanide metal complexes of modified calix[4]pyrrolides; OZOM4: 4th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Lanthanide metal complexes of modified calix[4]pyrrolides; PacifiChem 2005
Lanthanide(II) and -(III) Porphyrinogens - Rational Synthesis and Derivatisation of Mononuclear, Alkali-Metal-Free Lanthanide(II) and -(III) meso-Octaalkylporphyrinogen Complexes; European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Leading Change in Australian Science Teaching; Chemistry in Australia
Long-Lived Charge Transfer Excited States in HBC-Polypyridyl Complex Hybrids; Inorganic Chemistry
Macrocyclic Control of Organolanthanide Chemistry; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Macrocyclic organolanthanide chemistry of modified calixpyrrolides: Synthesis, structural control, unusual reactivity and potential applications; OZOM3: 3rd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Macrocyclic Organolanthanide Chemistry of Modified Calix[4]pyrrolides: Synthesis, Structural Control, Unusual Reactivity and Potential Applications; PacifiChem 2005
Mechanisms of oxidation reactions: a binuclear intermediate in the oxidation of PtMe2(bipy) by IPh(CCSiMe3)(OTf); ICCC39: International Conference on Coordination 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
Methyl 4-chloro-3,5-di-p-tolyl-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxylate dichloromethane hemisolvate; Acta Crystallographica Section E
Methyl 4-p-tolyl-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxylate; Acta Crystallographica Section E
Microwave-assisted synthesis of 5-arylbenzofuran-2-carboxylates via Suzuki coupling using a 2-quinolinealdoxime-Pd(II)-complex; Arkivoc
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
Modified Calix[4]pyrroles as Macrocylic Ligands for the Stabilisation of f Elements; IC11 RACI Inorganic Chemistry Divisional Conference
Modified Calix[4]pyrroles Designed to Improve Coordination Sphere Control of Lanthanide Metals: Synthesis of Sm(II) and Sm(III) Complexes; IC03: Conference of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inorganic Division
Modified calix[4]pyrrolides: Versatile macrocyclic ligands for lanthanide(II) and (III) chemistry; 2005 Inorganic Chemistry Symposium of the RACI Victorian Branch
New chemistry from an old reagent: mono- and dinuclear macrocyclic uranium(III) complexes from [U(BH4)3(THF)2]; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Novel Access to Monovalent Group 13 Metal Complexes: Synthetic and Theoretical Studies of the Thermal Decomposition of Metallocyclopent-3-enes; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Novel Access to Monovalent Group 13 Metal Complexes: Synthetic and Theoretical Studies of the Thermal Decomposition of Metallocyclopent-3-enes; 2005 Inorganic Chemistry Symposium of the RACI Victorian Branch
Novel Access to Monovalent Group 13 Metal Complexes: Synthetic and Theoretical Studies of the Thermal Decomposition of Metallocyclopent-3-enes; OZOM3: 3rd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Optimizing dirhodium(II) tetrakiscarboxylates as chiral NMR auxiliaries; Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Organometallic neptunium(III) complexes; Nature Chemistry
Oxazoles revisited: On the nature of binding of benzoxazole and 2-methylbenzoxazole with the zinc and palladium halides ; Dalton Transactions
Oxidative ring-opening of ferrocenylcyclopropylamines to N-ferrocenylmethyl β-hydroxyamides; Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Platinum-oxazoline complexes as anti-cancer agents: syntheses, characterisation and initial biological studies; MedChemComm
Polymer Supported N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Palladium: Well-Defined, Air-Stable and Recyclable, Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Heck Reaction; 11RACIC: 11th Royal Australian Chemical Institute Convention
Polymer Supported N-Heterocyclic Palladium Carbene Complexes: Air-Stable and Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalysts for the Heck Reaction; 34th ICCC: 34th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry
Polymer Supported Carbene Complexes of Palladium: Well-Defined, Air-Stable, Recyclable Catalysts for the Heck Reaction; Chemistry - A European Journal
Preparation and Investigation of Novel Imidazole Containing Cyclophane-Like Complexes; 38th IUPAC Congress: Frontiers of Chemistry
Preparation and structures of aryloxyľ and alkoxyľTi(IV) complexes and their evaluation in ethylene oligomerisation and polymerisation; Dalton Transactions
Rare-earth metalation of calix[4]pyrrole/calix[4]arene free of alkali-metal companions; Organometallics
Reactivity variations within Group 4 complexes of 1,4-di-tert-butyl-1,4-diazabuta-1,3-diene: Structures of [(C5H5)TiCl{(t-BuNCH)2}] and [(C5H5)2Ti{(t-BuNCH)2}]; Journal of Organometallic 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; OZOM5: 5th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
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; ICCC39: Internatonal Conference on Coordination Chemistry
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
Reductive disproportionation of carbon dioxide by a Sm(II) complex: Unprecedented f-block element reactivity giving a carbonate complex; Chemical Communications
Reversible Sm(III)/Sm(II) Redox Chemistry of an Organosamarium(III) Complex; Organometallics
Revisiting the Aufbau Reaction with Acetylene: Further Insights from Experiment and Theory; Organometallics
Samarium(II) Pyridine Adducts: A Systematic Investigation of the Steric Effects of Lewis Base Binding; OZOM6: 6th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
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
Sm(II) reduction chemistry of heteroalkynes: stable adducts, reductive coupling, reductive C-C/C-N bond cleavage and trapping of the tert-butyl fragment with bulky nitriles, phosphaalkynes and isonitriles; Dalton Transactions
Steric effects in Sm(II) reduction chemistry illustrated with pyrrolide-based macrocyclic ligands of variable conformational flexibility; XXIV. Tage der Seltenen Erden - Terrae Rarae 2011
Steric Effects in Solvent Mediated Reversible Sm(III)/Sm(II) Processes and Ligand-Based Reduction Chemistry; International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, ICOMC XXIII
Steric Effects in Solvent-Mediated and Reversible Sm(III)/Sm(II) Processes and Ligand-Based Reduction Chemistry; PacifiChem 2010
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
Structural Chemistry of [MX2(bipy)] (M = Pd, Pt; X = Cl, Br, I): the Yellow Polymorph of Dichlorido(2,2'-bipyridine) platinum(II) and Diiodido(2,2'-bipyridine)palladium(II), and Overview of this System; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Structural control of metalloporphyrinogens by macrocycle modification: steric blocking of the macrocyclic cavity through trans-N,N'-dimethylation; Dalton Transactions
Structural studies of Group 1 metal 4-azapentalenyl complexes; Dalton Transactions
Structural Studies of Tethered Mixed Anion Lithium Complexes; OZOM6: 6th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Structural Studies of Tethered Mixed-Anion Lithium Complexes; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Structure and reactivity of tethered mixed anion lithium complexes: a rational discovery of a new class of superbase; IC08: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Structure and Reactivity Studies of Tethered Mixed-Anion Lithium Complexes: A Model for Superbase Reactivity Based on a Structural Hypothesis; PacifiChem 2010
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
Switchable π-coordination and CľH metallation in small-cavity macrocyclic uranium and thorium complexes; Chemical Science
Synthesis and Crystal Structure of an Oligomeric Lithium Bis(amido)hydridooxidoaluminate Cluster, [{Li(C14H30N2)AlHO}4]; Zeitschrift Fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Synthesis and phytotoxicity of structural analogues of thaxtomin natural products; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Synthesis and Reactivity of (η1-Alkynyl)diorganoplatinum(IV) Species, Including Structural Studies of PtIMe(p-Tol)(CCSiMe3)(dmpe) [dmpe = 1,2-bis(dimethylphosphino)ethane] and the Platinum(II) Reagent PtPh2(dmpe); Organometallics
Synthesis and reactivity of trans-N,N'-dimethyl-meso-octaalkylporphyrinogen Sm(II), Eu(II) and Yb(II) complexes: Metal-based influences on the reduction of t-butyl-1,4-diazabuta-1,3-diene; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Synthesis and Reactivity of Platinum(IV) and Palladium(IV) Alkynyls; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
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 2,5-Bis{(diethyl-3'-indolyl)methyl}furan and its N,N'-Dimetallated Complexes (Lithium, Sodium and Potassium): X-ray Crystal Structures of 2,5-Bis{(diethyl-3'-indolyl)methyl}furan and the Polymeric Tetrahydrofuran Adduct of the Dilithiated Complex; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Synthesis of alkynylplatinum(IV) complexes and selectivity in reductive elimination from platinum(IV) centres containing varied combinations of organic groups; IC08: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Synthesis of heteroleptic complexes for use in catalysis; OZOM4: 4th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
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 of Supported Heteroleptic Complexes for use in the Heck Reaction; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Synthesis of Ti(IV) complexes of donor-functionalised phenoxy-imine tridentates and their evaluation in ethylene oligomerisation and polymerisation; Dalton Transactions: the international journal for inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry
Synthetic and computational studies of the palladium(IV) system Pd(alkyl)-(aryl)(alkynyl)(bidentate)(triflate) exhibiting selectivity in C-C reductive elimination; Dalton Transactions
Tailoring the Calix[4]pyrrole Framework for Applications in Organolanthanide Chemistry; 20th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
The 4-Azapentalenyl Anion: π-Bound Heterocyclic Anions for Really 'New Look' Metallocenes; 38th IUPAC Congress: Frontiers of Chemistry
The Development of Teaching Skills to Support Active Learning In University Science (ALIUS); Journal of Learning Design
The free-energy barrier to hydride transfer across a dipalladium complex; Faraday Discussions
The path to end-on binding of N2 to a samarium(II) complex; OZOM6: 6th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Theoretical investigation into the mechanism of cyanomethylation of aldehydes catalyzed by a nickel pincer complex in the absence of base additives; ACS Catalysis
Theoretical studies of lanthanide imides stabilised by modified calix[4]pyrrolides; OZOM3: 3rd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Trans-dioxaporphyrinogen stabilised lanthanide imides; 2005 Inorganic Chemistry Symposium of the RACI Victorian Branch
Trans-dioxaporphyrinogen Stabilised Lanthanide Imides; OZOM3: 3rd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Unsolvated Samarium Complexes; OZOM2: 2nd Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Uranium(III) coordination chemistry and oxidation in a flexible small-cavity macrocycle; Organometallics
Valence-Shell Charge Concentrations and Electron Delocalization in Alkyllithium Complexes: Negative Hyperconjugation and Agostic Bonding; Chemistry - A European Journal
[Fe(C5Ar5)(CO)2Br] complexes as hydrogenase mimics for the catalytic hydrogen evolution reaction; Applied Catalysis B

Research Projects

16th International Symposium on Homogeneous Catalysis/23rd International Conference on Organmetallic Chemistry; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Advanced Studies of Alkali Metal Superbases; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Australian Synchrotron Access Program; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Binuclear Palladium Motifs in Synthetic Transformations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Changing to the Face of Pyrazolate and Triazolate Chemistry; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Conformational Constraints in Organolanthanide Chemistry: Exploiting their Utility for Improved Non-participative Ligands and Forcing Catalytically Relevant Metal-Ligand Interactions; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Control of the Coordination Sphere of Lanthanide Metals by Pyrrolide Based Macrocycles; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Development of O-demethylation Reagents for Opiate Alkaloid Modifications; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Establishing the mechanism for hydride ligand dynamic exchange in a dinuclear Pd(I) catalyst; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Fundamental and Applied Studies of Low Valent F Element Chemistry: Metal- and Ligand-reduction Chemistry; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Hydride dynamics in a germanium complex with potential as a hydrogen storage material and hydrogenation catalyst; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Modelling the Reactivity of Alkali Metal Reagents; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Neutron Scattering Techniques to Probe Hydride Ligand Dynamics in Catalytically Relevant Metal Hydrides; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
New Look N-Heterocyclic Metallocenes of the Lanthanides Based on 4-Azapentalenyl Anions; Australian Research Council (ARC)
PacificChem2010 - Hawaii; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Purchase of a High Resolution Organic Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Reactivity and Structural studies on N-Heterocylic Carbene Palladium Complexes; Australian Synchrotron (ASynch)
Towards Economic Viability of Samarium (11) Mediated Reduction Chemistry in Industrial Processes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Towards Non-biological Catalytic Nitrogen Fixation: Synthesis and Reactivity of Lanthanide Hydrzide and Hydrazonate Intermediates; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Travel support to attend a neutron diffraction experiment at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble France; Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Characterisation of Li-H-C 'Agostic' Interactions by Topological Analysis of the Experimental Charge Densities in [(2-(Me3Si)2CLiC5H4N)2]
Main Group and Lanthanide Organometallic Chemistry
Metal Vapour Synthesis of 4-Azapentalenyl Lanthanide Complexes
Metal Vapour Synthesis of Volatile Group 2 Metallocenes
Metallocene Chemistry of the Lanthanide Metals: Complexes of the 4-Azapentalenyl Anion
Molecular and Materials Structure Network
Novel Catalysts for the Heck Reaction
The Self-Recognition of Lithio-Functionalities in the Self-Assembly of Mixed-Anion Organolithium Species

Research Candidate Supervision

Advanced f Element Chemistry- Fundamental Low Valency Studies and Applications of Novel Reduction Chemistry
Catalytic Studies of Low Valent Palladium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes
Ethylene Oligomerisation Catalysts- Synthesis, Evaluation and Mechanistic Studies
Mixed Anion Lithium Complexes - Models for Superbases
N,E Heteroleptic Ligands in the Heck Reaction and Other Carbon - Carbon Bond Formation Processes
N-Heterocyclic Metallocenes of the Lanthanides Based on the 4-azapentalenyl anion
Neutron Techniques to Probe Hydride Fluxional Processes in Metal Hydride Complexes
Organolanthanide Chemistry of Modified Porphyrinogens
Oxazolopyridines towards the Treatment of Human African Sleeping Sickness
Reactivity and Structural Sudies on N-Heterocyclic Carbene Palladium Complexes
Scission of Small Multiply Bonded Molecules using Transition Metal Complexes. A DFT Study.
Steric and Electronic Investigations into Samarium (II) Dinitrogen, Heteroalkyne and Heterocycle Reductions
Structural and Reductive Chemistry of Low-valent Lanthanide Complexes Featuring Modified Porphyrinogens
Synthetic and Theoretical Studies of Lanthanide Imide and Alkene Complexes
The Role of Metal Catalysts in the Breakdown of Greenhouse Gases