Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Dr Nigel Young

Image

Nigel Young

Senior Lecturer/ Director of Studies/ Deputy Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry/ Industrial Placements Coordinator


Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides (2020)
Journal Article
Riedel, S., Li, L., Sakr, A. K., Schlöder, T., Klein, S., Beckers, H., …Hasenstab-Riedel, S. (2021). Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202015501

Binary transition metal fluorides are textbook examples combining complex electronic features with most fundamental molecular structures. High‐valent nickel fluorides are among the strongest known fluorinating and oxidizing agents, but there is a lac... Read More about Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides.

Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides (2020)
Journal Article
Li, L., Sakr, A. K., Schlöder, T., Klein, S., Beckers, H., Kitsaras, M., …Riedel, S. (2021). Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides. Angewandte Chemie, 60(12), 6391-6394. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202015501

Binary transition metal fluorides are textbook examples combining complex electronic features with most fundamental molecular structures. High‐valent nickel fluorides are among the strongest known fluorinating and oxidizing agents, but there is a lac... Read More about Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides.

X-ray absorption study of platinum and palladium atoms in argon matrices: Evidence for platinum in a substitutional site and a short Pd–Ar interaction (2018)
Journal Article
Harris, N., Sakr, A. K., Snelling, H. V., & Young, N. A. (2018). X-ray absorption study of platinum and palladium atoms in argon matrices: Evidence for platinum in a substitutional site and a short Pd–Ar interaction. Journal of molecular structure, 1172, 80-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.06.024

The Pt L3-edge X-ray absorption spectrum of Pt atoms generated in a hollow cathode sputtering device and trapped in an Ar matrix yielded a PtAr distance of 3.78(4) Å with a coordination number of ca. 12 which confirms the evidence from electronic abs... Read More about X-ray absorption study of platinum and palladium atoms in argon matrices: Evidence for platinum in a substitutional site and a short Pd–Ar interaction.

How inert, perturbing, or interacting are cryogenic matrices? A combined spectroscopic (infrared, electronic, and x-ray absorption) and DFT investigation of matrix-isolated Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, and Zinc Dibromides (2018)
Journal Article
Wilkin, O. M., Harris, N., Rooms, J. F., Dixon, E. L., Bridgeman, A. J., & Young, N. A. (2018). How inert, perturbing, or interacting are cryogenic matrices? A combined spectroscopic (infrared, electronic, and x-ray absorption) and DFT investigation of matrix-isolated Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, and Zinc Dibromides. The journal of physical chemistry. A, 122(8), 1994-2029. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09734

The interactions of FeBr2, CoBr2, NiBr2 and ZnBr2 with Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, CH4 and N2 matrices have been investigated using IR, electronic absorption and X-ray absorption spectroscopies, as well as DFT calculations. ZnBr2 is linear in all the matrices. N... Read More about How inert, perturbing, or interacting are cryogenic matrices? A combined spectroscopic (infrared, electronic, and x-ray absorption) and DFT investigation of matrix-isolated Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, and Zinc Dibromides.

Structure and electronic properties of the quasi-one-dimensional Ba₂Co₁₋ₓZnₓS₃ series (2016)
Journal Article
Harrison, M. R., Maignan, A., Hardy, V., Lebedev, O. L., Young, N. A., & Francesconi, M. G. (2017). Structure and electronic properties of the quasi-one-dimensional Ba₂Co₁₋ₓZnₓS₃ series. Inorganic chemistry, 56(1), 213-223. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02014

This work focuses on the structure and physical properties of the solid solution Ba₂Co₁₋ₓZnₓS₃ (0 ≤ x ≤ 1), a family of quasi-one-dimensional sulfides with end members Ba₂CoS₃ and Ba₂ZnS₃. The structure of selected compounds with increasing Zn²⁺ cont... Read More about Structure and electronic properties of the quasi-one-dimensional Ba₂Co₁₋ₓZnₓS₃ series.

A matrix isolation and computational study of molecular palladium fluorides : does PdF₆ exist? (2016)
Journal Article
Wilson, A. V., Nguyen, T., Brosi, F., Wang, X., Andrews, L., Riedel, S., …Young, N. A. (2016). A matrix isolation and computational study of molecular palladium fluorides : does PdF₆ exist?. Inorganic chemistry, 55(3), 1108-1123. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02273

Palladium atoms generated by thermal evaporation and laser ablation were reacted with and trapped in F₂ /Ar, F₂ /Ne, and neat F₂ matrices. The products were characterized by electronic absorption and infrared spectroscopy, together with relativistic... Read More about A matrix isolation and computational study of molecular palladium fluorides : does PdF₆ exist?.

Spectroscopic and computational insight into the activation of O2 by the mononuclear Cu center in polysaccharide monooxygenases (2014)
Journal Article
Kjaergaard, C. H., Qayyum, M. F., Wong, S. D., Xu, F., Hemsworth, G. R., Walton, D. J., …Solomon, E. I. (2014). Spectroscopic and computational insight into the activation of O2 by the mononuclear Cu center in polysaccharide monooxygenases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(24), 8797-8802. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1408115111

Strategies for O₂ activation by copper enzymes were recently expanded to include mononuclear Cu sites, with the discovery of the copper-dependent polysaccharide monooxygenases, also classified as auxiliary-activity enzymes 9–11 (AA9-11). These enzyme... Read More about Spectroscopic and computational insight into the activation of O2 by the mononuclear Cu center in polysaccharide monooxygenases.

The application of synchrotron radiation and in particular X-ray absorption spectroscopy to matrix isolated species (2014)
Journal Article
Young, N. A. (2014). The application of synchrotron radiation and in particular X-ray absorption spectroscopy to matrix isolated species. Coordination chemistry reviews, 277-278, 224-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2014.05.010

This review provides comprehensive coverage of the application of X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS, XAFS, EXAFS, and XANES) to matrix isolated species. As X-ray absorption spectroscopy provides structural data without the need for long range order... Read More about The application of synchrotron radiation and in particular X-ray absorption spectroscopy to matrix isolated species.

How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging (2014)
Journal Article
Archibald, S. J., Atkin, S. L., Bras, W., Diego-Taboada, A., Mackenzie, G., Mosselmans, J. F. W., …Young, N. A. (2014). How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(8), 945-959. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3tb21523g

Sporopollenin exine capsules (SECs) derived from plant spores and pollen grains have been proposed as adsorption, remediation and drug delivery agents. Despite many studies there is scant structural data available. This X-ray absorption investigation... Read More about How does iron interact with sporopollenin exine capsules? An X-ray absorption study including microfocus XANES and XRF imaging.