Michael Whittlesey

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Research interests

Our interests lie in the organometallic and coordination chemistry of late transition metals. We have a particular focus on bond activation reactions (e.g. C-H activation) in both stoichiometric and catalytic processes.

We employ a combination of Schlenk, vacuum line and glove box techniques for the manipulation of air and water sensitive compounds, replying heavily on multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography for characterisation.

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Projects 2005 2020

Ru-Zn Heterobimetallic Complexes (Marie Curie IF)

Whittlesey, M.

1/06/1831/05/20

Project: EU Commission

Magnets
Molecules
Computational chemistry
Paramagnetism
Lanthanoid Series Elements

Single Molecule Magnets (Dr Sara Sabater)

Whittlesey, M.

1/03/1628/02/18

Project: Research council

Catalytic Functionalisation of Aromatic Fluorocarbons

Whittlesey, M.

24/07/1222/01/16

Project: Research council

Fluorocarbons
Catalysts
Fluorine
Ruthenium
Regioselectivity
Ruthenium
Molecules
Transition metals
Boranes
Coordination Complexes

Research Output 2001 2018

2 Citations

[Ru3(6-NHC)(CO)10]: Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of Rare 46-Electron Tri-ruthenium Clusters

Ellul, C., Lowe, J., Mahon, M., Raithby, P. & Whittlesey, M., 7 Apr 2018, In : Dalton Transactions . 47, 13, p. 4518-4523 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ruthenium
Carbon Monoxide
Electrons
Acylation
Salts
Open Access
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dihydrides
Ruthenium
Fluorides
ruthenium
halides

Copper-NHC-Mediated Semi-Hydrogenation and Hydroboration of Alkynes: Enhanced Catalytic Activity Using Ring-Expanded Carbenes

Hall, J., Unson, D., Brunel, P., Collins, L., Cybulski, M., Mahon, M. & Whittlesey, M., 24 Sep 2018, In : Organometallics. 37, 18, p. 3102-3110 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2 Citations

Mono- and dinuclear Ni(I) products formed upon bromide abstraction from the Ni(I) ring-expanded NHC complex [Ni(6-Mes)(PPh3)Br]

Blackaby, W. J. M., Sabater, S., Poulten, R. C., Page, M. J., Folli, A., Krewald, V., Mahon, M. F., Murphy, D. M., Richards, E. & Whittlesey, M. K., 15 Jan 2018, In : Dalton Transactions . 47, p. 769-782 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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phosphine
Carbon Monoxide
Bromides
Toluene
Dimers

Well-Defined Heterobimetallic Reactivity at Unsupported Ruthenium-Indium Bonds

Riddlestone, I., Rajabi, N., Macgregor, S., Mahon, M. & Whittlesey, M., 1 Feb 2018, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 24, 7, p. 1732-1738

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thesis

Chelating phosphine complexes of ruthenium for the co-ordination and activation of small molecules

Author: Ledger, A., 1 Apr 2011

Supervisor: Whittlesey, M. (Supervisor) & Williams, J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Diamido- and diaminocarbene complexes of the late d-block metals

Author: Collins, L., 12 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Whittlesey, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Mono- and tri-nuclear ruthenium complexes incorporating N-heterocyclic carbene ligands

Author: Saker, O., 1 Dec 2008

Supervisor: Whittlesey, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Platinum Pincer Complexes: In Pursuit of Switchable Materials

Author: Bryant, M., 5 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Raithby, P. (Supervisor) & Whittlesey, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Reactions of novel self-assembled iron(II) phosphine complexes

Author: Kirk, A., 1 May 2008

Supervisor: Burrows, A. (Supervisor) & Whittlesey, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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