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Research interests

My group investigates two areas:

  • the use of protecting group and masking strategies in organometallic chemistry
  • the applications of low-valent main group species in catalysis

We synthesise molecules predisposed to the loss of labile groups and apply them in the synthesis of new molecules, polymers and materials. We also investigate new mechanistic steps designed to allow redox-active main group catalysis.

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Research Output 2010 2018

Philip Power at 65: An icon of organometallic chemistry

Fischer, R. C., Hill, M. S. & Liptrot, D. J., 28 Apr 2018, In : Dalton Transactions. 47, 16, p. 5529-5532 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

12 Citations

Alane-Centered Ring Expansion of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

Anker, M. D., Colebatch, A. L., Iverson, K., Wilson, D. J. D., Dutton, J., Garcia Rodriguez, L., Hill, M., Liptrot, D. & Mahon, M., 27 Mar 2017, In : Organometallics. 36, 6, p. 1173-1178 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Citations

London dispersion forces in sterically crowded inorganic and organometallic molecules

Liptrot, D. J. & Power, P. P., 1 Nov 2017, In : Nature Reviews Chemistry. 1, 1, 0004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemical properties
96 Citations

Alkaline earths as main group reagents in molecular catalysis

Hill, M. S., Liptrot, D. J. & Weetman, C., 21 Feb 2016, In : Chemical Society Reviews. 45, 4, p. 972-988 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Catalytic dehydrocoupling of amines and boranes by an incipient tin(II) hydride

Erickson, J. D., Lai, T. Y., Liptrot, D. J., Olmstead, M. M. & Power, P. P., 22 Sep 2016, In : Chemical Communications. 52, 94, p. 13656-13659 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Group 2 Mediated Dehydrocoupling

Author: Liptrot, D., 9 Dec 2014

Supervisor: Hill, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD