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Researcher: Hitchman, MA (Dr Michael Hitchman)

Fields of Research

Transition metal chemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Structure and dynamics of materials
Other chemical sciences
Catalysis and mechanisms of reactions
Solid state chemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Paper products and pulp

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Bonding effects and the crystal structures of (NH4)(2)[Cu(H2O)(6)](SO4)(2) and its (H2O)-O-18 substituted form at 9.5 K; Acta Crystallographica. Section B
Chemistry of Pulp and Paper Making
Chemistry of Pulp and Papermaking
Chemistry of Pulp and Papermaking
Chemistry of Pulp and Papermaking
Clarification of the Crystal Stucture of [(HC(Ph2PO)3)2Cu](ClO4)2·2H2O; Inorganic Chemistry
Cooperative Jahn-Teller Interactions in dynamic copper(II) complexes. Temperature dependence of the crystal structure and EPR spectrum of deuterated ammonium copper(II) sulfate hexahydrate; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Crystal Structure and Electronic Spectrum of the Distorted Tetrahedral CuCl42- Ion in Bis(2-aminopyridinium) Tetrachlorocuprate(II) and Comparison With the Tetragonally Elongated Octahedral Complex Bis(2-aminopyrimidinium)tetrachlorocopper(II); Australian Journal of Chemistry
Crystal Structure of Cs2Zn(NO2)4: Influence of Steric Crowding on Nitrite Coordination; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Crystal Structures and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectra of [Cu{P(C5H4N)3}2]Br2.8H20 and Cu2+- Doped [Zn{P(C5H4N)3}2]Br2.8H2O, Examples of a Dynamic Jahn-Teller Effect in Two Dimensions; Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Crystal Structures and EPR Spectra of Cu2+-Doped Magnesium(II) and Cadmium(II) Methoxyacetates; Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allegemeine Chemie
Detection and Measurement of Noncoincidence between the Principal Axes of the g-Matrix and Zero-Field Splitting Tensor Using Multifrequency Powder EPR Spectroscopy: Application to cis-[(NH3)2Pt(1-MeU)2Cu(H2O)2](SO4).4.5H2O (1-MeU = Monoanion of 1-Methyluracil); Inorganic Chemistry
Dynamic Behavior of the Jahn-Teller Distorted Cu(H2O)62+ Ion in Cu2+ Doped Cs2[Zn(H2O)6](ZrF6)2 and the Crystal Structure of the Host Lattice; Inorganic Chemistry
Dynamic Jahn-Teller Effects in Copper(II) Complexes - Influence of Cooperative Interactions; IC'96, Inorganic Chemistry Division National Conference
Effect of pressure on the Cl-→Cu2+ charge transfer in A2CuCl4 layer perovskites (A = CnH2n+1NH3, n = 2,3) and (3-Chloroanilinium)8[CuCl6]Cl4: structural correlations; Physica B
Effect of Zn Substitution on the Crystal Structure of (ND4)2[Cu[Zn](D2O6](SO4)2; Inorganic Chemistry
EPR of Two Cu2+ Complexes Showing Dynamic Jahn-Teller Effects; Applied Magnetic Resonance
EPR Spectra from 'EPR-Silent' Species: High-Frequency and High-Field EPR Spectroscopy of Pseudotetrahedral Complexes of Nickel(II); Inorganic Chemistry
EXAFS of a tetragonally compressed Cu(II) compound; Tenth International Conference of XAFS (XAFS X)
EXAFS of a tetragonally compressed Cu(II) compound; Journal of Synchroton Radiation
EXAFS of KCuAlF6; RACI, Physical Division Conference, CPC'98
Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure, Crystal Structures at 295 and 173 K, and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Electronic Spectra of Bis[tris(2-pyridyl)-methane]copper(II) Dinitrate; Journal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Geometry and electronic structure of CuCl64- polyhedra doped into (3-chloroanilinium)(8)[CdCl6]Cl-4 - An EPR and structural investigation; Inorganic Chemistry
Hysteresis of the pressure-induced Jahn-Teller switch in deuterated ammonium copper(II) Tutton salt, (ND4)(2)[Cu(D2O)(6)](SO4)(2); Inorganic Chemistry
Influence of Deuteration on the Crystal Structure of (NH4)2[Zn(H2O)6](SO4)2; Inorganic Chemistry
Influence of Lattice Interactions on the Jahn-Teller Distortion of the [Cu(H2O)6]2+ Ion: Dependence of the Crystal Structure of K2[Cu(H2O)6](SO4)2x(SeO4)2-2x upon the Sulfate/Selenate Ratio; Inorganic Chemistry
Influence of lattice interactions on the Jahn-Teller distortion of the [Cu(H2O)6]2+ ion: dependence of the crystal structure of K2xRb2-2x[Cu(H2O)6](SeO4)2 upon the K/Rb ratio; Inorganic Chemistry
Influence of Pressure and Temperature on the Cyrstal Structure of Deuterated Ammonium Copper Tutton Salt, (ND4)2[Cu(D2O)6](SO4)2; Crystal Growth & Design
Interpretation of Electronic and EPR Spectra of Copper(II) Amine Complexes - a Test of the MM-AOM Method; Inorganic Chemistry
Interpretation of the temperature dependence of the crystal structure of [CuL2][BF4]2 (L = 2,6-dipyrazol-1-ylpyridine); Dalton Transactions
Interpretation of the temperature dependence of the EPR spectrum of Cu2+-doped (NH4)2[Cd(NH3)2(CrO4)2] and crystal structures of the high- and low-temperature forms of the host lattice; Inorganic Chemistry
Ligand Field Theory and its Applications; Wiley-VCH
Measurement of the 'Internal' Magnetic Field in the Weak Ferromagnet K2CuF4 by EPR Spectroscopy; 1st Asia-Pacific EPRE/ESR Symposium
Observation of a magnetic dipole origin in the spectrum of the square planar CuCl42- ion; Chemical Physics Letters
On the bonding behaviour of transition metal ions in inorganic solids - Optical and EPR spectroscopic studies on anhydrous phosphates and phosphate-silicates of Ti3+; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Pressure Dependence of the Crystal Structures and EPR Spectra of Potassium Hexaaquacopper(II) Sulfate and Deuterated Ammonium Hexaaquacopper(II) Sulfate; Inorganic Chemistry
Sharp vibronic spectra of Cu(II) doped Cs2ZrCl6; Chemical Physics Letters
Single-crystal neutron-diffraction study of 3.4% Zn-doped (ND4)(2)[Cu(D2O)(6)](SO4)(2) at 20 K; Acta Crystallographica Section C
Spectroscopic Characterization of Cu(II) Doped Cs2ZrCl6; RACI, Inorganic Chemistry Division Conference, IC'98
Stabilization of cobalt(I) by the tripodal ligands tris(2-pyridyl)methane and tris(2-pyridyl)phosphine. Structural, spectroscopic and ab initio studies of the [CoL(2)](n+) species; Dalton Transactions
Structural and EPR Study of the Dependence on Deuteration of the Jahn-Teller Distortion in Ammonium Hexaaquacopper(II) Sulfate, (NH4)2[Cu(H2O)6](SO4)2; Inorganic Chemistry
Structural Dynamics in (ND4)2[Cu(D2O)6](SO4)2; Inorganic Chemistry
Structural, spectroscopic and angular-overlap studies of tripodal pyridine ligands with nickel(II) and zinc(II); Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Structure, electronic spectrum and angular-overlap bonding parameters of bis[bis(pyrazol-1-yl)(2-thienyl)methane](nitrato-O,O')nickel(II) nitrate; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Structures and spectra of bis-tripodal iron(II) chelates, [FeL2]2+ , where L = tris(pyrazol-1-yl)methane, tris(pyridin-2-yl)methane, bis(pyrazol-1-yl)(pyridin-2-yl)methane and tris(pyridin-2-yl)-phosphine oxide. Magnetism and spin crossover in the (pz)3CH case; Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Structures and spectroscopic properties of chain polymeric complexes of copper(II) halides with 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-1,4-bis(2-pyridylsulfenyl)benzene and its 4-pyridylsulfenyl analogue; Inorganic Chemistry
Synthesis, crystal structure, and physical properties of KNa2[NiO2] and K-3[NiO2] containing linear [NiO2](3-) anions; Inorganic Chemistry
Temperature Dependence of the Crystal Structure and g-Values of [(HC(Ph2PO)3)2Cu](ClO4)22H2O: Influence of Dynamic Jahn-Teller Coupling and Lattice Strain Interactions; Inorganic Chemistry
Temperature dependence of the crystal structure and EPR spectrum of bis(1,3,5-trihydroxycyclohexane)copper(II) tosylate. A unified interpretation using a model of dynamic vibronic coupling; Inorganic Chemistry
Temperature Dependence of the Crystal Structure and g-Values of trans-Diaquabis(methoxyacetato)Copper(II): Evidence for a Thermal Equilibrium Between Complexes with Tetragonally Elongated and Compressed Geometries; Inorganic Chemistry
The interplay of higher-order vibronic coupling and host-lattice strain in the E-2(g) ground state of copper(II) elongated or compressed octahedra?; Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie
The Mechanisms of Jahn-Teller Complex Reorientations; Advances in Quantum Chemistry
Tunable molecular distortion in a nickel complex coupled to a reversible phase transition in the crystalline state; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Vibronic and MCD Spectra of Cu(II) doped Cs2ZrCl6; RACI, Physical Division Conference, CPC'98
Vibronic Effects in Cu(II)-Doped Ba2Zn(HCO2)6 4H2O; Inorganic Chemistry

Research Projects

AC Magnetic and Electrical Instrumentation for Advanced Applications in New Materials Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Bonding properties of transition metal amine complexes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Development of a coupled process for bleaching of mechanical pulp and recycling of newsprint using hydrogen peroxide; Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources (DITR)
Novel aspects of copper(II) chemistry; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Spectroscopic studies of transition metal complexes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Spectroscopic studies of transition metal complexes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Spectroscopic studies of transition metal complexes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Studies of unusual aspects of copper (II) stereochemistry; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision