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Pillared two-dimensional metal-organic frameworks based on a lower-rim acid appended calix[4]arene (2013)
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Redshaw, C., Rowe, O., Elsegood, M. R. J., Horsburgh, L., & Teat, S. J. (2014). Pillared two-dimensional metal-organic frameworks based on a lower-rim acid appended calix[4]arene. Crystal growth & design, 14(1), (270-277). doi:10.1021/cg4014703. ISSN 1528-7483

Solvothermal reactions of the lower-rim functionalized diacid calix[4]arene 25,27-bis(methoxycarboxylic acid)-26,28-dihydroxy-4-tert-butylcalix[4]arene (LH₂) with Zn(NO₃)₂•6H₂O and the dipyridyl ligands 4,4/-bipyridyl (4,4/-bipy), 1,2-di(4-pyridyl)et... Read More about Pillared two-dimensional metal-organic frameworks based on a lower-rim acid appended calix[4]arene.

Bi- and tri-dentate imino-based iron and cobalt pre-catalysts for ethylene oligo-/polymerization (2013)
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Ma, J., Feng, C., Wang, S., Zhao, K., Sun, W., Redshaw, C., & Solan, G. A. (2013). Bi- and tri-dentate imino-based iron and cobalt pre-catalysts for ethylene oligo-/polymerization. Inorganic chemistry frontiers an international journal of inorganic chemistry / Royal Society of Chemistry, 1(1), 14-34. doi:10.1039/c3qi00028a

Recent progress on the use of iron and cobalt complex pre-catalysts for ethylene reactivity is reviewed. The review is organized in terms of the denticity of the chelate ligands employed, with particular reference to the influence of the ligand frame... Read More about Bi- and tri-dentate imino-based iron and cobalt pre-catalysts for ethylene oligo-/polymerization.

Synthesis and characterization of 2-(2-benzhydrylnaphthyliminomethyl)pyridylnickel halides: formation of branched polyethylene (2013)
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Yue, E., Xing, Q., Zhang, L., Shi, Q., Cao, X., Wang, L., …Sun, W. (2014). Synthesis and characterization of 2-(2-benzhydrylnaphthyliminomethyl)pyridylnickel halides: formation of branched polyethylene. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 43(8), 3339-3346. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3dt53205d

A series of 2-(2-benzhydrylnaphthyliminomethyl)pyridine derivatives (L1–L3) was prepared and used to synthesize the corresponding bis-ligated nickel(II) halide complexes (Ni1–Ni6) in good yield. The molecular structures of representative complexes, n... Read More about Synthesis and characterization of 2-(2-benzhydrylnaphthyliminomethyl)pyridylnickel halides: formation of branched polyethylene.

Dialkylaluminium 2-imidazolylphenolates: Synthesis, characterization and ring-opening polymerization behavior towards lactides (2013)
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Zhang, W., Wang, Y., Wang, L., Redshaw, C., & Sun, W. (2014). Dialkylaluminium 2-imidazolylphenolates: Synthesis, characterization and ring-opening polymerization behavior towards lactides. Journal of organometallic chemistry, 750(January), (65-73). doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.11.002. ISSN 0022-328X

The stoichiometric reaction of the 2-imidazolylphenols (L1–L9) with the trialkylaluminium reagents AlR₃ (R = Me, Et and iBu), afforded the corresponding dialkylaluminium 2-imidazolylphenolate complexes [R₂Al(L1–L9)] (C1–C11), which were characterized... Read More about Dialkylaluminium 2-imidazolylphenolates: Synthesis, characterization and ring-opening polymerization behavior towards lactides.

Beneficial influence of nanocarbon on the aryliminopyridylnickel chloride catalyzed ethylene polymerization (2013)
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Zhang, L., Yue, E., Liu, B., Serp, P., Redshaw, C., Sun, W., & Durand, J. (2014). Beneficial influence of nanocarbon on the aryliminopyridylnickel chloride catalyzed ethylene polymerization. Catalysis communications, 43(January), (227-230). doi:10.1016/j.catcom.2013.10.014. ISSN 1566-7367

A series of 1-aryliminoethylpyridine ligands (L1―L3) was synthesized by condensation of 2-acetylpyridine with 1-aminonaphthalene, 2-aminoanthracene or 1-aminopyrene, respectively. Reaction with nickel dichloride afforded the corresponding nickel (II)... Read More about Beneficial influence of nanocarbon on the aryliminopyridylnickel chloride catalyzed ethylene polymerization.

Zinc 2-((2-(benzoimidazol-2-yl)quinolin-8-ylimino)methyl)phenolates : synthesis, characterization and photoluminescence behavior (2013)
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Li, L., Zhang, X., Zhang, W., Li, W., Sun, W. H., & Redshaw, C. (2014). Zinc 2-((2-(benzoimidazol-2-yl)quinolin-8-ylimino)methyl)phenolates : synthesis, characterization and photoluminescence behavior. Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 118(January), 1047-1055. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.saa.2013.09.106

A series of 2-(2-(1H-benzoimidazol-2-yl)quinolin-8-yliminomethyl)phenol derivatives and their zinc complexes (C1 – C5) were synthesized and fully characterized. The molecular structure of the representative complex C2 was determined by single crystal... Read More about Zinc 2-((2-(benzoimidazol-2-yl)quinolin-8-ylimino)methyl)phenolates : synthesis, characterization and photoluminescence behavior.

2-(1-(2-Benzhydrylnaphthylimino)ethyl)pyridylnickel halides: Synthesis, characterization, and ethylene polymerization behavior (2013)
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Yue, E., Zhang, L., Xing, Q., Cao, X., Hao, X., Redshaw, C., & Sun, W. (2014). 2-(1-(2-Benzhydrylnaphthylimino)ethyl)pyridylnickel halides: Synthesis, characterization, and ethylene polymerization behavior. Dalton transactions : an international journal of inorganic chemistry / RSoC, 43(2), 423-431. doi:10.1039/c3dt52234b

A series of 2-(1-(2-benzhydrylnaphthylimino)ethyl)pyridine derivatives (L1–L3) was synthesized and fully characterized. The organic compounds acted as bi-dentate ligands on reacting with nickel halides to afford two kinds of nickel complexes, either... Read More about 2-(1-(2-Benzhydrylnaphthylimino)ethyl)pyridylnickel halides: Synthesis, characterization, and ethylene polymerization behavior.

Recent progress on nickel-based systems for ethylene oligo-/polymerization catalysis (2013)
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Wang, S., Sun, W., & Redshaw, C. (2014). Recent progress on nickel-based systems for ethylene oligo-/polymerization catalysis. Journal of organometallic chemistry, 751(February), 717-741. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.08.021

Recent progress on nickel-based complex pre-catalysts is reviewed herein. The ethylene oligo-/polymerization behaviour is discussed in terms of the variation of the complex models bearing different kinds of ligand sets. These discussions focus mainly... Read More about Recent progress on nickel-based systems for ethylene oligo-/polymerization catalysis.

Dichloropalladium complexes ligated by 4,5-bis(arylimino)pyrenylidenes: Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic behavior towards Heck-reaction (2013)
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Song, K., Kong, S., Liu, Q., Sun, W., & Redshaw, C. (2014). Dichloropalladium complexes ligated by 4,5-bis(arylimino)pyrenylidenes: Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic behavior towards Heck-reaction. Journal of organometallic chemistry, 751(February), (453-457). doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2013.08.006. ISSN 0022-328X

A series of 4,5-bis(arylimino)pyrenylidenylpalladium(II) chloride complexes (C1–C4) were synthesized and characterized by FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy, elemental analysis as well as by single crystal X-ray diffraction for the representative complexes C... Read More about Dichloropalladium complexes ligated by 4,5-bis(arylimino)pyrenylidenes: Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic behavior towards Heck-reaction.

Highly active, thermally stable, ethylene-polymerisation pre-catalysts based on niobium/tantalum-imine systems (2013)
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Redshaw, C., Walton, M., Clowes, L., Hughes, D. L., Fuller, A. M., Chao, Y., …Sun, W. H. (2013). Highly active, thermally stable, ethylene-polymerisation pre-catalysts based on niobium/tantalum-imine systems. Chemistry : a European journal, 19(27), 8884-8899. doi:10.1002/chem.201300453

The reactions of MCl 5 or MOCl 3 with imidazole-based pro-ligand L 1 H, 3,5-tBu 2 -2-OH-C 6 H 2 -(4,5-Ph 2 -1H-)imidazole, or oxazole-based ligand L 2 H, 3,5-tBu 2 -2-OH-C 6 H 2 (1H- phenanthro[9,10-d])oxazole, following work-up, afforded octahedral... Read More about Highly active, thermally stable, ethylene-polymerisation pre-catalysts based on niobium/tantalum-imine systems.