01 April 2020: Preclinical Anticancer Activity of an Electron‐Deficient Organoruthenium(II) Complex, J. J. Soldevila‐Barreda, M. Azmanova, A. Pitto‐Barry, P. A. Cooper, S. D. Shnyder, N. P. E. Barry, ChemMedChem, 2020, doi: 10.1002/cmdc.202000096.
20 February 2020: The Sound of Chemistry: Translating Infrared Wavenumbers into Musical Notes, N. Garrido, A. Pitto-Barry, J. J. Soldevila Barreda, A. Lupan, L. Comerford Boyes, W. Martin, and N. P. E. Barry, Journal of Chemical Education, 2020, 97, 703-709.
08 October 2019: Effect of Temperature on the Nucleation and Growth of Precious Metal Nanocrystals, A. Pitto-Barry and N. P. E. Barry, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58, 18482-18486.
16th September 2019: We welcome Laia, new PhD student in the group, coming from Spain.
4th Septembre 2019: We welcome Ali, who joins us as a post-doctoral research assistant.
31 August 2019: The group said goodbye and farewell to Hélène by enjoying a curry night. Hélène will continue her studies at the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale in Compiègne, France. We wish her all the best for the two years reamining to obtain her MSc degree.
28 June 2019: We are looking for a talented and highly motivated student to undertake a fully funded PhD studentship starting 1st of October 2019. See advert here
12 June 2019: We welcome Hélène who joins us for the summer from ESCOM to work on new metal complexes for biological applications.
18 December 2018: Anaïs has won one of the University of Bradford‘s publication award which recognises the high quality output of the work we carry in the group. Have a read at the article we published earlier this year: New Class of Hybrid Materials for Detection, Capture, and “On-Demand” Release of Carbon Monoxide, published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces
22 Novembre 2018: Our latest results on the controlled release of carbon monoxide (the silent killer gas) from organometallic complexes is now online (and open access)
Controlled Release of Carbon Monoxide from a Pseudo Electron-Deficient Organometallic Complex published in ACS Omega
A 16-electron iridium organometallic is reacted with carbon monoxide to form an 18-electron CO-adduct. This CO-adduct is stable for weeks in the solid state, but quickly reverts to its parent 16-e complex in tetrahydrofuran solution, releasing CO(g). Using a simple methodology, we show that this gas can subsequently be used to perform a carbonylation reaction on another molecule.
Topics: Acylation; Coordination chemistry (Organomet.); Equilibrium constant; Free energy