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Jack Emerson-King


PhD: 2015 - 2019

Rhodium and iridium phosphine complexes: Approaches for studying the coordination chemistry of weakly interacting substrates

Destination: PDRA with David MillsLink opens in a new window (Manchester)
2018: Rising stars in coordination chemistry symposium, ICCC2018, Sendai, Japan.


  1. J. Emerson-King and A. B. Chaplin. Template synthesis of an intermediate in silver salt metathesis using a calix[4]arene-based diphosphine ligand. Dalton Trans. 2023, 52, 5044 – 5046Link opens in a new window.
  2. J. Emerson-King, S. Pan, M. R. Gyton, R. Tonner-Zech and A. B. Chaplin*. Synthesis of a rhodium(III) dinitrogen complex using a calix[4]arene-based diphosphine ligand. Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 2150 – 2152Link opens in a new window.
  3. J. Emerson-King, I. Prokes and A. B. Chaplin. Rhodium(III) Complexes Featuring Coordinated CF3 Appendages. Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 6317 – 6319.
  4. R. C. Knighton, J. Emerson-King, J. P. Rourke, C. A. Ohlin and A. B. Chaplin. Solution, Solid-State, and Computational Analysis of Agostic Interactions in a Coherent Set of Low-Coordinate Rhodium(III) and Iridium(III) Complexes. Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 4927 – 4938Link opens in a new window (Hot Paper).
  5. J. Emerson-King, R. C. Knighton, M. R. Gyton and A. B. Chaplin. Rotaxane synthesis exploiting the M(I)/M(III) redox couple. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 11645 – 11655Link opens in a new window.
  6. S. A. Hauser, J. Emerson-King, S. Habershon, and A. B. Chaplin. UV-light promoted C–H bond activation of benzene and fluorobenzenes by an iridium(I) pincer complex. Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 3634 – 3636Link opens in a new window.
  7. J. Emerson-King, S. A. Hauser and A. B. Chaplin. C–F bond activation of perfluorinated arenes by a bioxazoline-derived N-heterocyclic carbene. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2017, 15, 787 – 789Link opens in a new window.