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Journal articles

Rahaman A; Lisensky GC; Haukka M; Tocher DA; Richmond MG; Colbran SB; Nordlander E, 2021, 'Proton reduction by phosphinidene-capped triiron clusters', Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 943,

Das B; Jia C; Ching K; Bhadbhade M; Chen X; Ball GE; Colbran SB; Zhao C, 2020, 'Ruthenium Complexes in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis for Electroreduction of CO2', ChemCatChem, 12, pp. 1292 - 1296,

McPherson JN; Hogue RW; Akogun FS; Bondì L; Luis ET; Price JR; Garden AL; Brooker S; Colbran SB, 2019, 'Predictable Substituent Control of CoIII/II Redox Potential and Spin Crossover in Bis(dipyridylpyrrolide)cobalt Complexes', Inorganic Chemistry, 58, pp. 2218 - 2228,

Das B; Bhadbhade M; Thapper A; Ling CD; Colbran SB, 2019, 'A new tri-nuclear Cu-carbonate cluster utilizing CO2 as a C1-building block-reactive intermediates, a probable mechanism, and EPR and magnetic studies', Dalton Transactions, 48, pp. 3576 - 3582,

Das B; Thapper A; Ott S; Colbran SB, 2019, 'Structural features of molecular electrocatalysts in multi-electron redox processes for renewable energy-recent advances', Sustainable Energy and Fuels, 3, pp. 2159 - 2175,

McPherson JN; Abad Galan L; Iranmanesh H; Massi M; Colbran SB, 2019, 'Synthesis and structural, redox and photophysical properties of tris-(2,5-di(2-pyridyl)pyrrolide) lanthanide complexes', Dalton Transactions, 48, pp. 9365 - 9375,

McPherson JN; Das B; Colbran SB, 2018, 'Tridentate pyridine–pyrrolide chelate ligands: An under-appreciated ligand set with an immensely promising coordination chemistry', Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 375, pp. 285 - 332,

Elton TE; Ball GE; Bhadbhade M; Field LD; Colbran SB, 2018, 'Evaluation of Organic Hydride Donors as Reagents for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide and Metal-Bound Formates', Organometallics, 37, pp. 3972 - 3982,

McPherson JN; Elton TE; Colbran SB, 2018, 'A Strain-Deformation Nexus within Pincer Ligands: Application to the Spin States of Iron(II) Complexes', Inorganic Chemistry, 57, pp. 12312 - 12322,

Das B; McPherson JN; Colbran SB, 2018, 'Oligomers and macrocycles with [m]pyridine[n]pyrrole (m + n ≥ 3) domains: Formation and applications of anion, guest molecule and metal ion complexes', Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 363, pp. 29 - 56,

Mudge M; Patel AR; Bingül M; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2017, 'An aryl-bridged dixanthene scaffold for building multinucleating ligands and supramolecular assemblies: Syntheses and structures', Tetrahedron, 73, pp. 6401 - 6409,

Rahaman A; Gimbert-Suriñach C; Ficks A; Ball GE; Bhadbhade M; Haukka M; Higham L; Nordlander E; Colbran SB, 2017, 'Bridgehead isomer effects in bis(phosphido)-bridged diiron hexacarbonyl proton reduction electrocatalysts', Dalton Transactions, 46, pp. 3207 - 3222,

Das B; Ezzedinloo L; Bhadbhade M; Bucknall MP; Colbran SB, 2017, 'Strategic design of a ruthenium catalyst for both CO2 reduction and H2O oxidation: The electronic influence of the co-ligands', Chemical Communications, 53, pp. 10006 - 10009,

McSkimming A; Bhadbhade MM; Colbran SB, 2016, 'Synthesis and (spectro)electrochemical investigations of coordinatively-saturated (cyclopentadienyl)ruthenium-Hantzsch pyridinium/dihydropyridine conjugates', Inorganica Chimica Acta, 444, pp. 103 - 112,

McSkimming A; Chan B; Bhadbhade MM; Ball GE; Colbran SB, 2015, 'Bio-inspired transition metal-organic hydride conjugates for catalysis of transfer hydrogenation: Experiment and theory', Chemistry - A European Journal, 21, pp. 2821 - 2834,

McSkimming A; Chan B; Bhadbhade MM; Ball GE; Colbran SB, 2015, 'Inside Cover: Bio‐Inspired Transition Metal–Organic Hydride Conjugates for Catalysis of Transfer Hydrogenation: Experiment and Theory (Chem. Eur. J. 7/2015)', Chemistry – A European Journal, 21, pp. 2710 - 2710,

McSkimming A; Diachenko V; London R; Olrich K; Onie CJ; Bhadbhade MM; Bucknall MP; Read RW; Colbran SB, 2015, 'ChemInform Abstract: An Easy One‐Pot Synthesis of Diverse 2,5‐Di(2‐pyridyl)pyrroles: A Versatile Entry Point to Metal Complexes of Functionalized, Meridial and Tridentate 2,5‐Di(2‐pyridyl)pyrrolato Ligands.', ChemInform, 46,

McSkimming A; Diachenko V; London R; Olrich K; Onie CJ; Bhadbhade MM; Bucknall MP; Read RW; Colbran SB, 2014, 'An easy one-pot synthesis of diverse 2,5-di(2-pyridyl)pyrroles: A versatile entry point to metal complexes of functionalised, meridial and tridentate 2,5-di(2-pyridyl)pyrrolato ligands', Chemistry - A European Journal, 20, pp. 11445 - 11456,

McSkimming A; Shrestha S; Bhadbhade MM; Thordarson P; Colbran SB, 2014, 'Macrocyclic bis(phenanthroline-pyrrole): A convenient one-pot synthesis, structure(s), spectroscopic, and redox properties, and the binding of amine guests, protons, and lanthanide ions', Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 9, pp. 136 - 145,

Ezzedinloo L; Shrestha S; Bhadbhade M; Colbran S, 2014, 'Tri-μ-chlorido-bis[(η5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) rhodium(III)] hexafluoridophosphate from synchrotron radiation', Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 70, pp. m14 - m15,

Mc Skimming A; Colbran SB; McSkimming A, 2013, 'The coordination chemistry of organo-hydride donors: New prospects for efficient multi-electron reduction', Chemical Society Reviews, 42, pp. 5439 - 5488,

Tan T; Gimbert-Suriñach C; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2013, 'Flexible dinucleating N,N,N-tridentate ligands based on a xanthene scaffold', Inorganica Chimica Acta, 399, pp. 55 - 61,

Shrestha S; Bhadbhade M; Gimbert-Surinach C; Colbran SB, 2013, 'A dimer of bis(N-heterocyclic carbene)-rhodium(I) centres spanned by a dibenzo-18-crown-6 bridge from synchrotron radiation', ACTA Crystallographica Section E - Structure Reports Online, 69, pp. m47 - m48,

McSkimming A; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2013, 'Bio-inspired catalytic imine reduction by rhodium complexes with tethered hantzsch pyridinium groups: Evidence for direct hydride transfer from dihydropyridine to metal-activated substrate', Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 52, pp. 3411 - 3416,

Gilbert-Wilson R; Field LD; Colbran SB; Bhadbhade M, 2013, 'Low oxidation state iron(0), iron(I), and ruthenium(0) dinitrogen complexes with a very bulky neutral phosphine ligand', Inorganic Chemistry, 52, pp. 3043 - 3053,

Gimbert-Surinach C; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2012, 'Bridgehead hydrogen atoms are important: Unusual electrochemistry and proton reduction at iron dimers with ferrocenyl-substituted phosphido bridges', Organometallics, 31, pp. 3480 - 3491,

Mcskimming A; Ball GE; Bhadbhade MM; Colbran SB, 2012, 'Rhodium complexes of a chelating ligand with imidazol-2-ylidene and pyridin-2-ylidene donors: The effect of C-metalation of nicotinamide groups on uptake of hydride ion', Inorganic Chemistry, 51, pp. 2191 - 2203,

Nilsson J; Colbran SB; Behrens U; Rehder D; Nordlander E, 2012, 'The redox interaction between the vanadyl cation and tris[6-(2- hydroxymethyl)pyridylmethyl]amine', Inorganica Chimica Acta, 392, pp. 490 - 493,

Redford C; Gimbert-Suriach C; Bhadbhade MM; Colbran SB, 2012, 'Trans-Chloridobis (4-methylpyridine-?N) (4,4', 4?-tri-tert-butyl-2,2':6',2?-terpyridine- ? 3 N,N',N?) ruthenium (II) hexafluoridophosphate acetone monosolvate', ACTA Crystallographica Section E - Structure Reports Online, 68, pp. m300,

Shrestha S; Gimbert-Suriñach C; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2011, 'Four soft donors and a hard centre: Rhodium complexes of a novel tetrakis(NHC)-encapsulated crown ether ligand', European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 28, pp. 4331 - 4337,

Berben LA; Craig DC; Gimbert-Surinach C; Robinson A; Sugiyarto KH; Colbran SB, 2011, 'Palladium(II) complexes of imidazolin-2-ylidene N-heterocyclic carbene ligands with redox-active dimethoxyphenyl or (hydro)quinonyl substituents', Inorganica Chimica Acta, 370, pp. 374 - 381,

Olijve L; Howe E; Bhadbhade M; Prasad S; Colbran SB; Zhao C; Thordarson P, 2011, 'Structural, Electrochemical and Photochemical Investigation of the Water-soluble Tin(IV) Tetrakis(2-N-hydroxyethyl-4-pyridinium)porphyrin Photocatalyst', Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 15, pp. 1345 - 1353,

Field LD; Magill AM; Shearer TK; Colbran SB; Lee ST; Dalgarno S; Bhadbhade M, 2010, 'Controlled synthesis of dinuclear acetylide-bridged ruthenium complexes', Organometallics, 29, pp. 957 - 965,

Mcskimming ; Bhadbhade M; Colbran SB, 2010, 'Hydride ion-carrier ability in Rh(I) complexes of a nicotinamide-functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene ligand†', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, 39, pp. 10581 - 10584,

Taylor IF; Blanksby SJ; Colbran SB; Willett GD, 2010, 'Production and isolation of ligated metal(IV)-oxo ions by tandem mass spectrometry', Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 24, pp. 1142 - 1146

Lee ST; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2009, 'Copper(II) complexes of ligands derived from tryptamine', Polyhedron, 28, pp. 1097 - 1102

Lonnon DG; Ball GE; Taylor IF; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2009, 'Fluxionality in a paramagnetic seven-coordinate iron(II) complex: A variable-temperature, two-dimensional NMR and DFT study', Inorganic Chemistry, 48, pp. 4863 - 4872

Rawling T; Austin CA; Buchholz F; Colbran SB; Mcdonagh AM, 2009, 'Ruthenium phthalocyanine-bipyridyl dyads as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells: Dye coverage versus molecular efficiency', Inorganic Chemistry, 48, pp. 3215 - 3227

Moberg V; Mottalib M; Sauer D; Poplavskaya Y; Craig DC; Colbran SB; Deeming A; Nordlander E, 2008, 'Chiral and achiral phosphine derivatives of alkylidyne tricobalt carbonyl clusters as catalyst precursors for (asymmetric) inter- and intramolecular Pauson-Khand reactions', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 2442 - 2453,

Rawling T; Mcdonagh AM; Colbran SB, 2008, 'Synthesis, electrochemistry and spectroscopic properties of ruthenium phthalocyanine and naphthalocyanine complexes with triphenylarsine ligands', Inorganica Chimica Acta, 361, pp. 49 - 55,

Pratt M; Harper JB; Colbran SB, 2007, 'Do (pentaarylcyclopentadienyl)molybdenum(vi) dioxo species catalyse alkene epoxidations? Insights from kinetics data', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 2746 - 2748,

Rawling T; Xiao H; Lee S; Colbran SB; Mcdonagh AM, 2007, 'Optical and redox properties of ruthenium phthalocyanine complexes tuned with axial ligand substituents', Inorganic Chemistry, 46, pp. 2805 - 2813

Maharaj F; Mcdonagh AM; Colbran SB, 2007, 'The instructive redox behaviour of 4-ferrocenylcatechol on nanocrystalline titanium dioxide electrodes', Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 21, pp. 73 - 75

Lonnon DG; Colbran SB; Lee ST, 2007, 'Valence tautomerism and coordinative lability in copper(II)-imidazolyl- semiquinonate anion radical models for the CuB center in cytochrome c oxidases', Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, pp. 5800 - 5801,

Colbran SB; Mcdonagh AM; Dance IG; Lucas N; Craig DC, 2006, 'cis-[PtBr2{PPh2(4-catechol))}(2)]: synthesis, crystal structure, and computational modelling of its binding to nanocrystalline TiO2', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 680 - 685

Lonnon DG; Craig DC; Colbran SB, 2006, 'Copper(I) tribromide dianion as a weakly-bridging, axial ligand: Synthesis of an unusual mixed-valent Cu(II)2Cu(I) trimer', Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 9, pp. 887 - 890

Colbran SB; Lee ST; Lonnon DG; Maharaj F; Mcdonagh AM; Walker K; Young R, 2006, 'Covalently linked ferrocenyl quinones: Proton-dependent redox behavior and charge redistribution', Organometallics, 25, pp. 2216 - 2224,

Ji XK; Black DS; Colbran SB; Willett GD; Turner P, 2006, 'Metal-ion chemistry of tetra(meso-4-phenoxy-2-picolyl)-calix[4]pyrrole: An extendable super-cavitand tetrapodal ligand', Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 9, pp. 469 - 472

Lonnon DG; Colbran SB; Craig DC, 2006, 'Programmed helicity in self-assembled hydrogen-bonded chains of chiral copper(II) complexes', European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, pp. 1190 - 1197

Colbran SB; Craig DC; Lonnon DG, 2006, 'Rhodium, palladium and platinum complexes of tris(pyridylalkyl)amine and tris(benzimidazolylmethyl) amine N4-tripodal ligandst', Journal of the Royal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, pp. 3785 - 3797,

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