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November 2020: Evaluation of the toxicity of two electron‐deficient half‐sandwich complexes against human lymphocytes from healthy individuals, K. Habas, J. Soldevila‐Barreda, M. Azmanova, L. Rafols, A. Pitto‐Barry, D. Anderson, N. P. E. Barry, ChemMedChem (as part of the joint Special Collection with the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, “Metals in Medicine”), 2020doi:10.1002/cmdc.202000672

October 2020: Synthesis, Characterisation and In Vitro Anticancer Activity of Catalytically Active Indole-Based Half-Sandwich Complexes, J. Soldevila‐Barreda, K. B. Fawibe, M. Azmanova, L. Rafols, A. Pitto‐Barry, U. B. Eke, N. P. E. Barry, Molecules (as part of the Special Issue Metal Anticancer Complexes), 202025, 4540.

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, 15, 982-987.

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.

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.

Good bye!

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.

Latest paper

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