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Researcher: Canty, AJ (Professor Allan Canty)

Fields of Research

Organometallic chemistry
Transition metal chemistry
Other chemical sciences
Organic chemical synthesis
Catalysis and mechanisms of reactions
Bioinorganic chemistry
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Electrochemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Tourism
F-block chemistry
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Physical organic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Central nervous system
Epidemiology
Nuclear physics
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Metal organic frameworks
Nanochemistry
Other education
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Analytical spectrometry
Theoretical and computational chemistry
Plant physiology
Resource geoscience
Separation science
Forest health and pathology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Chemical oceanography
Organic chemistry
Reaction kinetics and dynamics
Medical biochemistry - proteins and peptides (incl. medical proteomics)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Clinical health
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Wood, wood products and paper
Organic industrial chemicals (excl. resins, rubber and plastics)
Other commercial services and tourism
Learner and learning
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Other education and training
Tourism services
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Other plant production and plant primary products
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Human pharmaceutical treatments
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Scientific instruments
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Industrial instruments
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Plastics
Hardwood plantations
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition

Career Best Publications

Access to Alkynylpalladium(IV) and -Platinum(IV) Species, Including Triorgano(diphosphine)metal(IV) Complexes and the Structural Study of an Alkynyl(pincer)platinum(IV) Complex, Pt(O2CArF)I(CCSiMe3)(NCN) (ArF = 4-CF3C6H4, NCN = [2,6-(dimethylaminomethyl)phenyl-N,C,N]-); 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
Organopalladium and platinum chemistry in oxidising milieu as models for organic synthesis involving the higher oxidation states of palladium; Dalton Transactions
Reactivity of Diaryliodine(III) Triflates toward Palladium(II) and Platinum(II): Reactions of C(sp2)-I Bonds to Form Arylmetal(IV) Complexes; Access to Dialkyl(aryl)metal(IV), 1,4-Benzenediyl-Bridged Platinum(IV), and Triphenylplatinum(IV) Species; and Structural Studies of Platinum(IV) Complexes; Organometallics
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

Research Publications

η1-Alkynyl Chemistry for the Higher Oxidation States of Palladium and Platinum; Topics in Organometallic Chemistry: Higher Oxidation State Organopalladium and Platinum Chemistry
(2,2'-bipyridyl-N,N')dibromopalladium(II); Acta Crystallographica. Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
1-Bromo-2,6-bis[(pyrazol-1-yl)methyl]benzene; Acta Crystallographica Section C - Crystal Structure Communications
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 one-pot route to thioamides discovered by gas-phase studies: palladium-mediated CO2 extrusion followed by insertion of isothiocyanates; Chemical Communications
A two-step catalytic cycle for the acceptorless dehydrogenation of ethane by group 10 metal complexes: role of the metal in reactivity and selectivity; Organometallics
Access to Alkynylpalladium(IV) and -Platinum(IV) Species, Including Triorgano(diphosphine)metal(IV) Complexes and the Structural Study of an Alkynyl(pincer)platinum(IV) Complex, Pt(O2CArF)I(CCSiMe3)(NCN) (ArF = 4-CF3C6H4, NCN = [2,6-(dimethylaminomethyl)phenyl-N,C,N]-); Organometallics
Access to organometallics using iodine(III) reagents, including new alkynylplatinum(IV) and arylpalladium(IV) systems; XXIst International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Alkene analogues of bis(N-donor)ketone ligands: Ruthenium(II) complexes containing 1-(pyridin-2-yl)-1-(N-methylimidazol-2-yl)ethene and 1,1-bis(N-methylimidazol-2-yl)ethene((mim)(2)C=CH2), and structural studies of [Ru(bpy)(2){(mim)(2)C=CH2}][PF6](2) (bpy equals 2,2'-bipyridine) and the pyridine-2-carboxylate (pyCO(2)(-)) complex [Ru(bpy)(2)(pyCO(2))][PF6]; Inorganica Chimica Acta
Alkylplatinum(IV) Hydride Chemistry; XVIIth International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Alkynylpalladium(IV) and platinum(IV) chemistry via hypervalent iodine(III) reagents and including NCN-pincer ligands; PacifiChem 2005
Alkynylpalladium(IV) and platinum(IV) chemistry via hypervalent iodine(III) reagents and including NCN-pincer ligands; Pacifichem 2005
Allenyl-propargyl tautomerism at palladium(IV) and platinum(IV) centres; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
An electrospray mass spectrometric and voltammetric examination of the interaction of horse heart cytochrome c with biologically essential and toxic metal ions; 15th Australian and New Zealand Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference
An electrospray mass spectrometric and voltammetric study of horse heart cytochrome c in the presence of metal ions; Inorganica Chimica Acta
An electrospray mass spectrometric study of organomercury(II) and mercuric interactions with peptides involving cysteinyl ligands; European Mass Spectrometry
An electrospray mass spectrometric study of the interaction of organomercury(II) and some metal cations with a polypeptide and the proteins, horse heart myoglobin and bovine ubiquitin; 15th Australian and New Zealand Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference
Applications of Intramolecular Coordination in Exploring Carbon-Oxygen Coupling Mediated by Palladium and Platinum Complexes; OZOM2 Second Australia and New Zealand Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Aryl-CF3 coupling from phosphinoferrocene-ligated palladium(II) complexes; Organometallics
Arylation of Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) By Diphenyliodonium Triflate to form Metal(IV) Complexes; XXth International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Arylation of palladium(II) and platinum(II) by diphenyliodonium triflate to form metal(IV) species, and a structural analysis of an isomer of PtIMe2Ph(bpy) (bpy=2,2'-bipyridine); Inorganic Chemistry Communications
ArylFluoride Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination from Nickel(IV) Centers; Journal of the American Chemical Society
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
Bis[tris(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)phosphine-kappa N-3(3)]iron(II) tetrachloroferrate(II) methanol tetrasolvate (ca 153 K) and bis[tris(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methanol-kappa N-3(3)]iron(III) bis[tetrachloroferrate(III)] chloride (redetermination, ca 153 K); Acta Crystallographica Section C - Crystal Structure Communications
Bis[tris(pyridin-2-yl)methanol-kappa 2N,N ']palladium(II) dinitrate at 150 and 298 K; Acta Crystallographica Section C - Crystal Structure Communications
C-H activation at the 3-position of pentane chains to form [N-C(sp3)-N]- complexes incorporating six-membered pallada(II) cyclic rings and pyridine, pyrazole and N-methylimidazole donor groups. Structural studies and comparison with [N-C(sp2)-N]- complexes; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Capillary Microreactor Catalysis Utilising Solid Organic Macroporous Monolith Supports; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
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
Carbon-Carbon Bond-Forming Reductive Elimination from Isolated Nickel(III) Complexes; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Carbon-Oxygen Bond Formation at Metal(IV) Centres: Reactivity of Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Complexes of the 'NCN-Pincer' LIgand Toward Idomethane and Dibenzoyl Peroxide; IC-03
Carbon-Oxygen Bond Formation at Metal(IV) Centres: Reactivity of Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Complexes of the [2,6-(Dimethylaminomethyl)phenyl-N,C,N]- (Pincer) Ligand toward Iodomethane and Dibenzoyl Peroxide; Structural Studies of M(II) and M(IV) Complexes; Organometallics
Carbon-Oxygen Bond Formation at Organopalladium Centers: The Reactions of PdMeR(L2) (R = Me, 4-tolyl); L2 = tmeda, bpy) with Diaroyl Peroxides and the Involvement of Organopalladium(IV) Species; Organometallics
Carbon-oxygen bond formation at organopalladium centres; Inorganic Chemistry Communications
Carbon-Oxygen Bond Formation at Organopalladium Centres; XXth International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Carbon-Oxygen Bond Formation at Organopalladium Centres: The Reaction of PdMe(p-Tol(bpy) with Dibenzoyl Peroxide; IC-03
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
Chelating Agents for Metal Separation
Chloro(phenyl)(1H-pyrazole-kappa N-2)-(triphenylphosphine-kappa P)palladium(II); Acta Crystallographica Section C - Crystal Structure Communications
Cluster transformation of [Cu33-H)(μ3-BH4) ((PPh2)2NH)3](BF4) to [Cu33-H)(μ21-S2CH) ((PPh2)2NH)3](BF4) via reaction with CS2. X-ray structural characterisation and reactivity of cationic clusters explored by multistage mass spectrometry and computational studies; Dalton Transactions
Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry III: Vol 8 Compounds of Group 10; Elsevier
Computational analysis of mesomerism in para-substituted mer-NCN pincer platinum(II) complexes, including its relationships with Hammett σp substituent parameters; Chemistry - A European Journal
Computational study of C(sp3)-O bond formation at a PdIV centre; Dalton Transactions
Computational study of carbostannylation implicating bimetallic catalysis involving 'AuI-vinyl-PdII' species; ACS Catalysis
Computational study of intramolecular arene palladation at a palladium(IV) center; Organometallics
Computational study of intramolecular coordination enhanced oxidative addition to form PdIV-pincer complexes, and selectivity in aryloxide attack at PdIVCH2CRR′ motifs in palladium-mediated organic synthesis; Organometallics
Computational study of selectivity in the [PtIICl4]2−-catalysed arylation of arenes by diaryliodonium reagents: arene activation at PtIV centres; Dalton Transactions
Connecting binuclear Pd(III) and mononuclear Pd(IV) chemistry by Pd-Pd bond cleavage; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Coordination geometries for palladium and platinum: theoretical studies and the synthesis and structure of tris(indazol-l-y) borate complexes MMe3{(ind)3BH}; Inorganica Chimica Acta
Cu-catalyzed fluorination of diaryliodonium salts with KF; Organic Letters
Decarboxylative-coupling of allyl acetate catalyzed by group 10 organometallics, [(phen)M(CH3)]+; The Journal of Organic Chemistry
Decomposition of pallada(IV) cyclopentane complexes: mechanistic implications of 'H+' and 'H-' transfer; IC 99
Design and Performance of Rigid Nanosize Multimetallic Cartwheel Pincer Compounds as Lewis-Acid Catalysts; Organometallics
Desulfination versus decarboxylation as a means of generating three- and five-coordinate organopalladium complexes [(phen)nPd(C6H5)]+ (n = 1 and 2) to study their fundamental bimolecular reactivity; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Development of palladium(IV) chemistry and the oxidation of organopalladium(II) complexes by water and halogens; 213th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Development of periphery palladated dendrimers; IC 99
DFT studies of isomerization in palladium(IV) chemistry and alkyl halide transfer from palladium(IV) to palladium(II); Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
DFT studies of two-electron oxidation, photochemistry, and radical transfer between metal centres in the formation of platinum(iv) and palladium(iv) selenolates from diphenyldiselenide and metal(ii) reactants; Dalton Transactions
Dichloro(methanol-kappa O)[(methoxy)tris(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methane-kappa N-2(3)]iron(II) (ca 153 K); Acta Crystallographica Section C - Crystal Structure Communications
Dimethylpalladium(II) and Monomethylpalladium(II) Reagents and Complexes; Inorganic Syntheses
Dissecting transmetalation reactions at the molecular level: C-B versus F-B bond activation in phenyltrifluoroborate silver complexes; Dalton Transactions
Electrochemistry of dimeric organopalladium(II) complexes containing bridging [pyridin-2-yl(phenyl)methyl-C,N](-) and [bis(pyridin-2-yl)phenylmethyl-C,N,N'](-) groups; Inorganica Chimica Acta
Entry to alkynylplatinum(IV) chemistry containing NCN-pincer ligands using hypervalent iodine(III) reagents; Connect 2005
Entry to alkynylplatinum(IV) chemistry using hypervalent iodine(III) reagents, and the synthesis of triphenyl{4,4'-bis(tert-butyl)-2,2'-bipyridine}iodoplatinum(IV); Inorganic Chemistry Communications
Evidence for Organopalladium(III) species: Electrochemistry of dimeric organopalladium(II) complexes containing [C-N]- and [C-N-N]- ligands; XVIIth International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Experimental and computational studies of high-valent nickel and palladium complexes; Organometallics
Exploration of Potential Roles for Arylpalladium(IV) Species in Catalysis; The 39th IUPAC Congress and the 86th Conference of the Canadian Society for Chemistry
Exploration of the Reactivity of Pt(II) Toward 'Activated' Aryl and Alkynyl Halides using Diorganoiodine(III) Reagents; IC-03
Exploring Potential Roles for High Oxidation State Palladium in Catalysis; Symposium in the honour of Professor Ian G Dance FAA
Exploring Potential Roles of Palladium(IV) in Catalysis; RSC Coordination Chemistry Discussion Group Meeting
Facial and meridional [N-C-N]- intramolecular coordination systems: structure of fac-PtBrMe2{2,6-(pzCH2)2C6H3}.1/2C6H6{[2,6-(pzCH2)2C6H3]- =2,6-(bis{(pyrazol-1-yl)methyl}phenyl)} and mer-PtBr{2,6-(3,5-Me2pzCH2)2C6H3}, and an alternative synthetic route to the platinum(II) [N-C-N} kernel; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Formation and reactions of the 1, 8-naphthyridine (napy) ligated geminally dimetallated phenyl complexes [(napy)Cu2(Ph)]+, [(napy)Ag2(Ph)]+ and [(napy)CuAg(Ph)]+; European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Formation of ethane from mono-methyl palladium(II) complexes; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Gas-phase and computational study of identical nickel- and palladium-mediated organic transformations where mechanisms proceeding via MII or MIV oxidation states are determined by ancillary ligands; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Gas-phase ion-molecule reactions of copper hydride anions [CuH2]- and [Cu2H3]-; Inorganic Chemistry
Gas-phase models for the nickel- and palladium-catalyzed deoxygenation of fatty acids; ChemCatChem
Gas-phase reactions of the group 10 organometallic cations, [(phen)M(CH3)](+) with acetone: only platinum promotes a catalytic cycle via the enolate [(phen)Pt(OC(CH2)CH3)](+); Zeitschrift Fur Physikalische Chemie-International Journal of Research in Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics
Gas-phase studies of copper(I)-mediated CO2 extrusion followed by insertion of the heterocumulenes CS2 or phenylisocyanate; Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Gas-phase synthesis and reactivity of ligated group 10 ions in the formal +1 oxidation state; Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Group 16 oxidants (O2CPh)2, (SPh)2 and (SePh)2: synthesis of Pd(IV) and Pt(IV) complexes and CO, CS, and CSe bond formation at Pd(IV); RACI, Inorganic Chemistry Division Confernece, IC'98
Hydrogen-bonding 'Pd(OH)...2(HOAr)' and '[Pd(OH2)+...-OAr]²2', and protonation of a hydroxo-ligand by pentafluorophenol in organopalladium(IV) chemistry. Structural studies of the pallada(IV)cyclopentane adducts [Pd(OH)(C4H8){(pz)3BH}.2(3-MeC6H4OH)] and [; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Hydrogen-bonding in organopalladium(IV) complexes: Pd(OH)...HOAr and Pd(OH2)+ ... -OAr interactions; 213th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Identification of the side products that diminish the yields of the monoamidated product in metal-catalyzed C−H amidation of 2‑phenylpyridine with arylisocyanates; The Journal of Organic Chemistry
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
Is There a Role for Palladium(IV) in Catalysis?; IC-03
Ligand effects in bimetallic high oxidation state palladium systems; Inorganic Chemistry
Ligand-induced decarbonylation in diphosphine-ligated palladium acetates [CH3CO2Pd((PR2)2CH2)]+ (R = Me and Ph); Chemical Communications
Macroporous monolith supports for continuous flow capillary microreactors; Tetrahedron Letters
Mechanism of Pd-catalyzed Ar-Ar bond formation involving ligand-directed C-H arylation and diaryliodonium oxidants: computational studies of orthopalladation at binuclear Pd(II) centers, oxidation to form binuclear palladium(III) species, and ArAr reductive coupling; Organometallics
Mechanisms of d8 organometallic reactions involving electrophiles and intramolecular assistance by nucleophiles; Accounts of Chemical Research
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 Cu-catalyzed fluorination of diaryliodonium salts: elaborating the CuI/CuII manifold in copper catalysis; Organometallics
Microfluidic devices for flow-through supported palladium catalysis on porous organic monolith; Australian Journal of Chemistry
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
Modeling metal-catalyzed polyethylene depolymerization: [(Phen)Pd(X)]+(X = H and CH3) catalyze the decomposition of hexane into a mixture of alkenes via a complex reaction network; Organometallics
Mono(p-tolyl)platinum(II) and bis(p-tolyl)platinum(II) complexes of diethylsulfide as reagents for organoplatinum synthesis. Structures of [Pt(p-Tol)(2)(mu-SEt2)](2) and PtCl(p-Tol)(bpy) (bpy=2,2 '-bipyridine); Inorganica Chimica Acta
Neopentyl- and trimethylsilylmethylpalladium chemistry: synthesis of reagents for organopalladium chemistry and the crystal structure of the neopentyl(phenyl)palladium(IV) complex [Pd(mq)(CH2CMe3)Ph(bpy)]Br (mq=8-methylquinolinyl, bpy=2,2 '-bipyridine); Inorganica Chimica Acta
Nickel(II/IV) manifold enables room-temperature C(sp3)H functionalization; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Nickel(IV)-Catalyzed CH Trifluoromethylation of (Hetero)arenes; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Organo(organooxo)mercury(II) chemistry - Synthesis and structure of methyl(phenoxo)mercury(II); Canadian Journal of Chemistry
Organopalladium (IV) complexes containing phosphine ligands, and the structure of the platinum(IV) complex [PtMe3(bpy)(PPh3)][O3SCF3] (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine); Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Organopalladium and platinum chemistry in oxidising milieu as models for organic synthesis involving the higher oxidation states of palladium; Dalton Transactions
Organopalladium(III) chemistry: electrochemical studies; 213th American Chemical Society national Meeting
Organopalladium(IV) and platinum(IV) complexes containing the bis(pyrazol-1-yl)borate ligand. Structures of PtMe3{(pz)(2)BH2}(py) (py = pyridine) and Pt(mq)Me-2{(pz)(2)BH2} (mq=8-methylquinolinyl) and detection of a neutral organopalladium(IV) phosphine complex; Inorganica Chimica Acta
Organopalladium(IV) chemistry: from PdIMe3(bipy) to organometallic dendrimers, palladium-selenium bonds, and reduction of water to hydrogen gas via intermediates with hydrogen-bonding; RACI, Inorganic Chemistry Division Conference, IC'98
Organopalladium(IV) chemistry: from simple complexes to organometallic dendrimers, palladium-chalcogen bonds, and reduction of water to hydrogen via Pd...H-N and Pd-H...H-N hydrogen bonding; XVIIIth International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Organopalladium(IV) Complexes containing hydroxo ligands hydrogen-bonded to aryl alcohols and an aqua ligand hydrogen-bonded to pentafluorophenoxide; XVIIth International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Organopalladium-functionalized dendrimers: Insertion of palladium(0) into peripheral carbon-iodine bonds of carbosilane dendrimers derived from polyols. Crystal structure of Si{(CH2)(3)O2CC6H4I-4}(4); Organometallics
Organoplatinum(IV) and palladium(IV) complexes containing intramolecular coordination systems based on the 8-methylquinolinyl group (mq), including structures of the cation [Pt(mq)Me2(bpy)]+(bpy=2,2'-bipyridine) and the palladium(IV) complexes Pd(mq)MeR{(pz)2BH2} (R=Me,Ph;[(pz)2BH2]-=bis(pyrazol-1-yl)borate); Organometallics
Oxidation of complexes by (O2CPh)(2) and (ER)(2) (E = S, Se), including structures of Pd(CH2CH2CH2CH2)(SePh)(2)(bpy) (bpy = 2,2 '-bipyridine) and MMe2(SePh)(2)(L-2) (M = Pd, Pt; L-2 = bpy, 1,10-phenanthroline) and C···O and C···E bond formation at palladium(IV); Inorganic Chemistry
Oxidation of Diorganopalladium(II) Complexes by Water and Halogens: Reactions Involving Methyl Group Transfer and Structural Studies of Hydrogen-Bonded Adducts Formed by Aryl Alcohols with the Pallada(IV)cyclopentane Complex Pd(CH2CH2CH2CH2)(OH){(pz)(3)BH}([(pz)(3)BH](-)=tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate); Organometallics
Oxidation of organometallic complexes by water: Synthesis of diorgano(hydroxo)platinum(IV) complexes and the structure of a diorgano(aqua)platinum(IV) complex of tris(pyridin-2-yl)methanol, [PtPh(2){(py)(3)COH-N,N',N''}(OH2)][NO3](2)·H2O; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Oxidation of organometallics by group 16 oxidants (O2CPh)2, (SPh)2 and (SePh)2: synthesis and structures of pallada(IV)cyclic complexes and MMe2(SePh)2(L2) (L2=BPY, PH; XVIIIth International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Oxidation reactions using water, hydrogen peroxide and halogens to give pallada(IV)cyclopentane complexes PdX(C4H8){(pz)3BH} (X = OH, Cl, Br, I). The X-ray strucutre of the hydroxoplatinum(IV) complex Pt(OH)Me2{(pz)3BH}, formed using water as an oxidant; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Oxidatively induced aryl-CF3 coupling at diphosphine nickel complexes; Organometallics
Oxidatively induced C-H activation at high valent nickel; Journal of the American Chemical Society
Palladium Complexes Containing Pd(I), Pd(III), or Pd(IV); Handbook of Organopalladium Chemistry for Organic Synthesis
Palladium-Carbon s-Bonded Complexes; Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry II. A review of the literature 1982-1994
Palladium-mediated CO2 extrusion followed by insertion of isocyanates for the synthesis of benzamides: translating fundamental mechanistic studies to develop a catalytic protocol; Organometallics
Palladium-mediated organic synthesis using porous polymer monolith formed in situ as a continuous catalyst support structure for application in microfluidic devices; Tetrahedron
Periphery-palladated carbosilane dendrimers: synthesis and reactivity of organopalladium(II) and -(IV) dendritic complexes. Crystal structure of [PdMe(C6H4(OCH2Ph)-4)(bpy)](bpy=2,2'-bipyridine); Organometallics
Platinum-tin bonded complexes, including a structural analysis of the octahedral tris(pyrazol-1-y) borate complex Pt(SnMe3)Me2{(pz)3BH-N,N',N'}; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Prying open a reactive site for allylic arylation by phosphine-ligated geminally diaurated aryl complexes; Organometallics
Reactivity of Aryl- and Alkynyliodine(III) Reagents Toward Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) to form Metal(IV) Complexes; OZOM2 Second Australia and New Zealand Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Reactivity of Diaryliodine(III) Triflates toward Palladium(II) and Platinum(II): Reactions of C(sp2)-I Bonds to Form Arylmetal(IV) Complexes; Access to Dialkyl(aryl)metal(IV), 1,4-Benzenediyl-Bridged Platinum(IV), and Triphenylplatinum(IV) Species; and Structural Studies of Platinum(IV) Complexes; Organometallics
Recovery of metals from calcine and related materials using acetylacetone and other reagents
Reduction of a platinum (IV) prodrug model by sulfur containing biological reductants: computational mechanistic elucidation; Chemical Communications
Reduction of water to H-2 by diorganopalladium(II) complexes of tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate: Ab-initio theoretical study of the mechanism; Organometallics
Reductive elimination and organohalide transfer from methyl(aryl)benzylpalladium(IV) complexes of bidentate nrogen donor ligans, PdBrMe(Ar)(CH2Ph)(L2); XVIIth International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry
Relationship of the response of non-neuronal cells to the axonal changes that follow physical injury to the rodent neocortex; Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society
Report on RSC Lectureship
Reversible oxidative addition of a diaryl diselenide to a diorganopalladium(II) complex, carbon-selenium bond formation at palladium(IV), and structural studies of palladium(II) and platinum(IV) selenolates; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Role of silver salts in palladium-catalyzed arene and heteroarene C-H functionalization reactions; Organometallics
Routes for the gas-phase total synthesis of dihydroxy magnesium carboxylate anions, [(RCO2)Mg(OH)2](R = CH3 and CH3(CH2)14); International Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Selectivity in reductive elimination and organohalide transfer from methyl(aryl)benzyl)-palladium(IV) cmplexes of bidentate nitrogen donor ligands, PdBrMe(Ar)(CH2Ph)(N-N); OMCOS I
Selectivity in reductive elimination and organohalide transfer from methyl(aryl)benzylpalladium(IV) complexes of bidentate nitrogen donor ligands, PdBrMe(Ar)(CH2Ph)(L-2); Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
SnBrMe3 and dichalcogenides (ER)(2) as oxidants: Synthesis of platinum(IV) complexes, and C···C and C···E coupling from pallada(IV)cyclopentane complexes and PdMe2(EPh){(pz)(3)BH} {E = O2C, S, Se; [(pz)(3)BH](-) tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate}; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Stoichiometric and catalytic aryl-perfluoroalkyl coupling at tri-tert-butylphosphine palladium(II) complexes; Journal of the American Chemical Society
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 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 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
Substituent effects in the decarboxylation reactions of coordinated arylcarboxylates in dinuclear copper complexes, [(napy)Cu2(O2CC6H4X)]+; European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
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 Characterization of Ambient Temperature Stable Organopalladium(IV) Complexes, Including Aryl-, h1-Allyl-, Ethylpalladium(IV) and Pallada(IV)cyclopentane Complexes. Structures of Poly(pyrazol-1-yl)borate Complexes PdMe3{(pz)3BH} and PdMe3{(pz)4B} and Three Polymorphs of PdMe2Et{(pz)3BH}; Organometallics
Synthesis and decomposition behavior of pallada(IV)cyclopentane complexes; Organometallics
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 Platinum(IV) and Palladium(IV) Alkynyls; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Synthesis and reactivity of poly(pyrazol-1-yl)borate derivatives of cyclopalladation systems, including structural studies of Pd{2-CH2C6H4P(o-tolyl)(2)-C,P}{(pz)(3)BH-N,N '} and Pd(C6H4C5H4N-C-2,N '){(pz)(3)BH-N,N '}; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
Synthesis and solid-state structural characterisation of Pt(II,IV) bromide complexes containing bidentate organothiomethylpyridine heteroleptic ligands; Polyhedron
Synthesis and structure of alkynylplatinum(IV) complexes containing the pincer group [2,6-(dimethylaminomethyl)phenyl-N,C,N]-; Inorganic Chemistry Communications
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 and Structure of Potassium 1-Benzylimidazol-2-carboxylate.2/3Hydrate; Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Synthesis and Structures of the Ligands 1-Methylimidazol-2-yl(pyridin-2-yl)-methanone {(py)(mim)CO} and 1-Benzylimidazol-2-yl(1-phenylaldimine) (PhN=CHbim) as their Tetracarbonylmolybdenum(0) Complexes [Mo(CO)4(L2-N,N')]; Zeitschrift fuer Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Synthesis and theoretical studies of a diorganohydridoplatinum(IV) complex, PtHMe(2){(pz)(3)BH-N,N',N''}([(pz)(3)BH](-)=tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate); Organometallics
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 amidines by palladium-mediated CO2 extrusion followed by insertion of carbodiimides: translating mechanistic studies to develop a one-pot method; Organometallics
Synthesis of heteroleptic complexes for use in catalysis; OZOM4: 4th Australian Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry
Synthesis of nickel(II) complexes containing neutral N,N and anionic N,O- bidentate ligands, and their behaviour as chain-growth catalysts; structural characterisation of complexes containing (mim)2CO, mimCO2-, and mimCPh2O- (mim = 1-methylimidazol-2-yl); 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 of Supported Heteroleptic Complexes for use in the Heck Reaction; IC07: Royal Australian Chemical Institute Conference of the Inorganic Division
Synthesis, isomerism, and decomposition behaviour of pallada(IV)cyclopentane complexes; 213th American Chemical Society National Meeting
Synthesis, structure and gas-phase reactivity of the mixed silver hydride borohydride nanocluster [Ag33-H)(μ3-BH4)LPh3]BF4 (LPh = bis(diphenylphosphino)methane); Nanoscale
Synthesis, structure, and condensed-phase reactivity of [Ag33-H)(μ3-BH4)LPh3](BF4) (LPh = bis(diphenylphosphino)amine) with CS2; Dalton Transactions
Synthetic and computational studies of the palladium(IV) system Pd(alkyl)-(aryl)(alkynyl)(bidentate)(triflate) exhibiting selectivity in C-C reductive elimination; Dalton Transactions
Synthetic and structural studies of methyl- and phenylpalladium(II) complexes of poly(pyrazol-1-yl)borates, and the h3-allylpalladium(II) complex Pd(h3-C3H5){(pz)3BH-N,N'}; Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
The neuronal response to physical injury; 37th Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for Medical Research
The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre Paving the way forward in online dementia education; Teaching Matters 2014 Places and Spaces
Theoretical investigation into the mechanism of 3'-dGMP oxidation by [PtIVCl4(dach)]; Inorganic 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 investigation into the mechanism of reductive elimination from bimetallic palladium complexes; Inorganic Chemistry
Theoretical study of the mechanism of CO and acetylene migratory insertions into Pt-Cp* bonds; Organometallics
Time course of axonal changes following physical injury: reactive cytoskeletal alterations may lead to sprouting; 19th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society
Transition metal organometallic synthesis utilising diorganoilodine(III) reagents; Advances in Organometallic Chemistry
Trimethyl-palladium(IV) and -platinum(IV) complexes containing phosphine donor ligands, including studies of 1,5,9-triethyl-1,5,9-triphosphacyclodecane and X-ray structural studies of palladium(II) and palladium(IV) complexes; Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Tris[bis(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methanone-kappa N-2(3)]iron(II) dichloride 5.5-hydrate, cis-bis[bis(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methanone-kappa N-2(3)]dichloroiron(II) (ca 153 K) and di-mu-chloro-bis{[bis(1-methyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methanone-kappa N-2(3)]chloroiron(II)} methanol disolvate (ca 300 K); Acta Crystallographica Section C - Crystal Structure Communications
Unsymmetric tripod ligands related to tris(pyrazol-1-yl)methane; Inorganic Syntheses
Using electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry to explore formation and gas-phase chemistry of silver nanoclusters generated from the reaction of silver salts with NaBH4 in the presence of bis(diphenylarsino)methane; Journal of Mass Spectrometry
UV initiated formation of polymer monoliths in glass and polymer microreactors; Sensors and Actuators B
Water and protic acids as oxidants for platinum(II): Diorgano(hydrido)platinum(IV) and diorgano(hydroxo)platinum(IV) chemistry, including structural studies of poly(pyrazol-1-yl)borate complexes Pt(OH)R-2{(pz)(3)BH} (R=methyl, p-tolyl) and Pt(OH)Me-2{(pz)(4)B}·H2O; Organometallics
Water as an oxidizing agent for s-bonded organometallics; Pacifichem '96

Research Projects

Ainse Winter School - Ian Little; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Aluminium paste reactivity; Comalco Aluminium (Bell Bay) (COMALCO)
Application of organopalladium chemistry in organic synthesis; Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources (DITR)
Binuclear Palladium Motifs in Synthetic Transformations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Chemistry of Antarctic lakes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Chemistry of Antarctic saline lakes; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Coinage metal nanoclusters: synthesis, structure and reactivity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Effecient recovery of metals from ores and wastes using volatile metal complexes; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Efficient recovery of metals from ores and wastes using volatile metal complexes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
High Oxidation State and Related Chemistry of Organic Compounds of Palladium; Australian Research Council (ARC)
High oxidation state organopalladium and related chemistry; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Kinetics and mechanisms of aluminium reaction in light weight concrete; Comalco Aluminium (Bell Bay) (COMALCO)
Metal-promoted bond functionalisation: new routes to amides and thioamides.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Microreactors for Organic Synthesis; Australian Research Council (ARC)
New Directions in Alkynylpalladium and Platinum Chemistry; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Organometallic chemistry of palladium and its congeners; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Organometallic Chemistry of Palladium and its Congeners; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Organometallic Chemistry of Palladium and Platinum: High Oxidation State Chemistry and Reactions at Metal Centres in Organometallic Compounds; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Organometallic chemistry of palladium and related metals in high oxidation states.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Pacifichem Conference - Hawaii, 2010; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Program of research in a number of aspects of pulp and paper making; Australian Newsprint Mills (ANM)
Purchase of a High Resolution Organic Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of a multi-purpose Schottky field emission gun scanning electron microscope; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of a State of the art High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of an ultra-performance liquid chromatograph-triple quadrupole mass spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Support of Masters Student - Mr D Finnegan. Novel methods in peroxide bleaching; Solvay Interox Pty Ltd (SI)
Supramolecular Chemistry - Clathrate Hydrate Nucleation; Chevron Texaco Exploration and Production Technology Company (CTEPTC)
Travel grant; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Advice on organometallic chemistry
Donation for Deinking Research by Dr Karen Stack
Hydrometal Leaching Ongoing Project

Research Candidate Supervision

Application and development of organometallic chemistry in extractive metallurgy
Functionalised Nucleophilic Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) complexes of Silver(I) and Palladium(II)- Chemistry, Structure and Catalysis
Heavy metals in sea birds
Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes- Reaction Chemistry and Catalytic Applications
Imidazole Substituted Ligands in Late Transitional Metal Catalysis. Comparative Synthetic, Spectroscopic and Catalytic Studies
Inorganic and organic metallic chemistry
Intramolecular Co-Ordination Systems at Platinum and Palladium
Investigation of trace element speciation in aqueous systems
Major Ion chemistry of the Saline Lakes of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica
Metal Catalysed Acetylene Oligomerisation
Mixed Anion Lithium Complexes - Models for Superbases
N,E Heteroleptic Ligands in the Heck Reaction and Other Carbon - Carbon Bond Formation Processes
Organolanthanide Chemistry of Modified Porphyrinogens
Organopalladium and Platinum Chemistry
Porous Polymer Monolith Supported Suzuki-Miyaura Catalysis in Microreactors
Structural and Reductive Chemistry of Low-valent Lanthanide Complexes Featuring Modified Porphyrinogens
Studies in Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
Studies of transition metal nitrite complexes
Synthetic and Theoretical Studies of Lanthanide Imide and Alkene Complexes
The Role of Organopalladium(IV) Species in Carbon-Oxygen and Carbon-Selenium Bond Forming Reactions
Title- Spectra and Bonding of Complexes of Polydentate Amines