Publications

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Selected publications from Prof. Geoff Cloke FRS: 

  • "Bis(pentalene)dititanium chemistry: C–H, C–X and H–H bond activation" N. Tsoureas, J. C. Green and F. G. N. Cloke,  Dalton Transactions, 2018, 47, 14531 - 14539

  • N. Tsoureas and FGN Cloke "Activation of Carbon Suboxide (C3O2) by U(III) to form a Cyclobutane-1,3-dione Ring", Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 8830-8833

  • N. Tsoureas, J. C. Green, F. G. N. Cloke, H. Puschmann, S. M. Roe and G. Tizzard "Trimerisation of carbon suboxide at a di-titanium centre to form a pyrone ring system", Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 5008

  • A. F. R. Kilpatrick, Fu-Sheng Guo, B.M. Day, A.Mansikkama ╠łki, R. A. Layfield * and F. G. N. Cloke, "Single-molecule magnet properties of a monometallic dysprosium pentalene complex", Chemical Communications, 2018, 54, 7085-7088

  • N. Tsoureas, J. C. Green, and F. G. N. Cloke, "C-H and H-H Activation at a Di-titanium Centre", Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 13117 - 13120

  • C. J. Inman, A. S. P. Frey, A. F. R. Kilpatrick, F. G. N. Cloke,  and S. M. Roe, "Carbon Dioxide Activation by a Uranium(III) Complex Derived from a Chelating Bis(aryloxide) Ligand" Organometallics, 2017, 36 (23), 4539–4545

  • A. F. R. Kilpatrick and F. G. N. Cloke, "A base-free synthetic route to anti-bimetallic lanthanide pentalene complexes", Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 5587 - 5597

  • N.Tsoureas, A. F. R. Kilpatrick,C. J. Inman, and F. G. N. Cloke,"Steric Control of Redox Events in Organo-uranium chemistry: Synthesis and Characterisation of U(V) Oxo and Nitrido complexes", Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 4624-4632.

  • A. F. R. Kilpatrick, J. C. Green, and F. G. N. Cloke, "Bonding in complexes of bis-pentalene dititanium,Ti2(C8H6)", Organometallics, 2015, 34 (20), 4830–4843. (Front Cover and ACS Editors Choice Article)

  • A. F. R. Kilpatrick, J. C. Green, and F. G. N. Cloke, "The reductive activation of CO2 across a Ti=Ti double bond: synthetic, structural and mechanistic studies", Organometallics, 2015, 34 (20), 4816–4829. (Front Cover and ACS Editors Choice Article)
  • Z. E. Button, J. A. Higgins, M. Suvova, S. M. Roe, F. G. N. Cloke, "Mixed Sandwich Thorium Complexes Incorporating bis(tri-isopropylsilyl)cyclooctatetraenyl and Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl Ligands: Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity", Dalton Trans. 2015, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02362E

  • C. E. Kefalidis, A. S. P. Frey, S. M. Roe, F. G. N. Cloke, L. Maron, "Formation of Cyanates in Low-Valent Uranium Chemistry: A Synergistic Experimental/Theoretical Study", Dalton Trans. 2014, 43 (29), 11202-11208.

  • A. F. R. Kilpatrick, F. G. N. Cloke, "Reductive Deoxygenation of CO2 by a Bimetallic Titanium bis(pentalene) Complex", Chem. Commun. 2014, 50 (21), 2769-2771.

  • N. Tsoureas, L. Castro, A. F. R. Kilpatrick, F. G. N. Cloke, L. Maron, "Controlling Selectivity in the Reductive Activation of CO2 by Mixed Sandwich Uranium(III) Complexes", Chem. Sci. 2014, 5 (10), 3777-3788.

  • J. A. Higgins, F. G. N. Cloke, S. M. Roe, "Synthesis and CO2 Insertion Chemistry of Uranium(IV) Mixed-Sandwich Alkyl and Hydride Complexes", Organometallics 2013, 32 (19), 5244-5252.

  • A. F. R. Kilpatrick, J. C. Green, F. G. N. Cloke, N. Tsoureas, "Bis(pentalene)di-titanium: a bent double-sandwich complex with a very short Ti-Ti bond", Chem. Commun. 2013, 49 (82), 9434-9496.

  • N. Tsoureas, A. F. R. Kilpatrick, O. T. Summerscales, J. F. Nixon, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, "The First Example of the Two-Electron Reduction of a Phosphaalkyne – Synthesis and Structural Characterisation of the Diuranium(IV) Pentalene Complex [(U{η5-C5Me5}{η8-C8H4(SiiPr3-1,4)2})2(μ-η21-tBuCP)]", Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013 (22-23), 4085-4089.

  • N. Tsoureas, O. T. Summerscales, F. G. N. Cloke, S. M. Roe, "Steric Effects in the Reductive Coupling of CO by Mixed-Sandwich Uranium(III) Complexes", Organometallics 2013, 32 (5), 1353-1362.

  • O. T. Summerscales, C. J. Rivers, M. J. Taylor, P. B. Hitchcock, J. C. Green, F. G. N. Cloke, "Double-Sandwich Pentalene Complexes M2(pent)2 (M = Rh, Pd; pent = 1,4-Bis(triisopropylsilyl)pentalene): Synthesis, Structure, and Bonding", Organometallics 2012, 31 (24), 8613-8617.

  • A. S. P. Frey, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, J. C. Green, "Activation of Pby U(η5-C5Me5)(η8-C8H6(SiiPr3)2-1,4)(THF); the X-ray structure of [U(η5-C5Me5)(η8-C8H6(SiiPr3)2-1,4)]2(μ-η22-P4)", New J. Chem. 2011, 35 (10), 2022-2026.

  • A. S. P. Frey, F. G. N. Cloke, M. P. Coles, L. Maron, T. Davin, "Facile Conversion of CO/H2 into Methoxide at a Uranium(III) Center", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201150 (30), 6881-6883.

  • Z. E. Button, F. G. N. Cloke, N. A. Morley-Smith, M. P. Coles, P. B. Hitchcock, "Mixed-sandwich Complexes of Zirconium(III) and Hafnium(III): Potential Analogues of [U(η-C8H6{SiiPr3-1,4}2)(η-Cp*)] for Cyclooligomerisation of CO". J. Organomet. Chem. 2010, 695, 2809.
     
  • A. S. P. Frey, F. G. N. Cloke, M. P. Coles, P. B. Hitchcock, "UIII-Induced Reactive Co-coupling of NO and CO to Form UIV Cyanate and Oxo Derivatives", Chem. Eur. J., 2010, 16, 9305.

  • O. T. Summerscales, S. C. Jones, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, "Anti-Bimetallic Complexes of Divalent Lanthanides with Silylated Pentalene and Cyclooctatetraenyl Bridging Ligands as Molecular Models of Lanthanide-Based Polymers", Organometallics, 2009, 28, 5896.

  • O. T. Summerscales, A. S. Frey, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, "Reductive Disproportionation of Carbon Dioxide to Carbonate and Squarate Products Using a Mixed-Sandwich U(III) Complex", Chem. Commun., 2009, 198.

  • G. Balazs, F. G. N. Cloke, L. Gagliardi, J. C. Green, A. Harrison, P. B. Hitchcock, A. R. M. Shahi, O. T. Summerscales, "A Dichromium(II) Bis(η8-pentalene) Double-Sandwich Complex with a Spin Equilibrium: Synthetic, Structural, Magnetic and Theoretical Studies", Organometallics, 2008, 27 (9), 2013.

  • A. S. Frey, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, I. J. Day, J. C. Green, G. Aitken, "Mechanistic Studies on the Reductive Cyclooligomerisation of CO by U(III) Mixed Sandwich Complexes; the Molecular Structure of [U(η-C8H6{SiiPr3-1,4}2)(η-Cp*)]2(μ-η1:η1-C2O2)", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 13816.

  • O. Esposito, A. K. de K. Lewis, P. B. Hitchcock, S. Caddick, F. G. N. Cloke, "Synthesis and Reactivity of Alkyl Palladium N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes", Chem. Commun., 2007, 1157.

  • G. Balazs, F. G. N. Cloke, A. Harrison, P. B. Hitchcock, J. C. Green, O. T. Summerscales, "Mn2 bis(pentalene): A Mixed-spin Bimetallic with Two Extremes of Bonding Within the Same Molecule", Chem. Commun., 2007, 873. 

  • O. T. Summerscales, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, J. C. Green, N. Hazari, "Reductive Cyclotetramerization of CO to Squarate by a U(III) Complex; the X-ray Crystal Structure of [U(η-C8H6{SiiPr3-1,4}2)(η-C5Me4H)]2(μ-η2:η2-C4O4)", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 9602.
     
  • O. T. Summerscales, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, J. C. Green, and N. Hazari, "Reductive Cyclotrimerization of Carbon Monoxide to the Deltate Dianion by an Organometallic Uranium Complex”, Science, 2006, 311, 829.

  • S. Caddick, F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, A. K. de K. Lewis, "Unusual Reactivity of a Nickel N-Heterocylic Carbene Complex: tert-Butyl Group Cleavage and Silicone Grease Activation", Angew. Chem., Intn. Edn., 2004, 43, 5824.

  • G. K. B. Clentsmith, F. G. N. Cloke, J. C. Green, J. R. Hanks, P. B. Hitchcock, J. F. Nixon, "Stabilisation of Low-Oxidation State Early Transition Metal Complexes Bearing 1,2,4-Triphosphacyclopentadienyl Ligands. Structure of [Sc{P3C2But2}2]2; Sc(II) or Mixed Oxidation State?", Angew. Chem., Intn. Edn., 2003, 42, 1038.

  • A. K. de K. Lewis, S. Caddick, F. G. N. Cloke, N. C. Billingham, P. B. Hitchcock, J. Leonard, "Synthetic, Structural and Mechanistic Sudies on the Amination of Aromatic Chlorides using Discrete Palladium (N-Heterocyclic-Carbene) Complexes", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 10066.

  • F. G. N. Cloke, P. B. Hitchcock, "Reversible Binding and Reduction of Dinitrogen by a Uranium(III) Pentalene Complex", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 9352.

  • L. R. Titcomb, S. Caddick, F. G. N. Cloke, D. J. Wilson, D. McKerrecher, "Unexpected Reactivity of Two-Coordinate Palladium Carbene Complexes; Synthetic and Catalytic Implications", J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 2001, 1388.

  • G. K. B. Clentsmith, V. M. E. Bates, P. B. Hitchcock, F. G. N. Cloke, "Reductive Cleavage of Dinitrogen by a Vanadium Diamidoamine Comple; the Molecular Structures of [V(Me3SiN{CH2CH2NSiMe3}2)(μ-N)]2 and K[V(Me3SiN{CH2CH2NSiMe3}2)(μ-N)]2", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 10444.